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Giants Waive Safety Will Hill

Giants Waive Safety Will Hill

Jim McIsaac/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The New York Giants have had enough of safety Will Hill as the team has decided to waive the safety after being suspended a third time by the NFL in the past three years.
On Friday, the NFL suspended Hill for six g…

Dan Marino Files Lawsuit Against NFL

Dan Marino Files Lawsuit Against NFL

Streeter Lecka/Getty Images(PHILADELPHIA) — Dan Marino is one of 15 former NFL players that have filed a concussion-related lawsuit against the league. The Hall of Fame quarterback and 14 other plaintiffs filed the suit in federal court in Philadelphia last week.
While the lawsuit does not specifically state any medical issues for any of the plaintiffs, it does seek undisclosed damages and special medical monitoring.
Marino retired in 1999 and joins a group of almost 5,000 other players who have sued the NFL for misleading players about the long-term effects of concussions.
The league continues to deny those claims while more and more of it’s former athletes come forward against the NFL. A settlement between the league and its players was reached last August, giving more than $765 million to the original plaintiffs. In January, that settlement was rejected by a federal judge.
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Giants Safety Will Hill Suspended 6 Games by the NFL

Giants Safety Will Hill Suspended 6 Games by the NFL

Jim McIsaac/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — New York Giants safety Will Hill has been suspended for the first six games of the 2014 season for violating the league’s substance abuse policy.
Hill tried to appeal the decision, but was ultimately denied. The NFL could have suspended him for the entire season, so he is fortunate that his suspension was merely six games.
This is Hill’s third suspension by the NFL. In October 2012, Hill was suspended by the league for testing positive for a performance enhancing subject which was later revealed as adderall.
The third came back in 2013 when Hill was suspended four games for violating the substance-abuse policy. He admitted the positive test was for marijuana.
Despite his immense talent, Hill has had trouble staying on the field during his brief NFL career.
In 12 games for the Giants last season, Hill recorded 77 tackles along with two interceptions.
Other than the initial announcement, the Giants declined further comment on the situation.
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Giants Release Quarterback Josh Freeman

Giants Release Quarterback Josh Freeman

Marc Serota/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The Josh Freeman era is already over in New York as the Giants have cut the quarterback just six weeks after signing him as a backup to starter Eli Manning.
With Manning back practicing at OTA’s the team now has three healthy quarterbacks in he, Curtis Painter, and Ryan Nassib.
Not too long ago, Freeman was considered one of the up-and-coming stars in the NFL after he was selected in the first-round of the 2009 Draft out of Kansas State by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Last season, he feuded with head coach Greg Schiano before he was ultimately released mid-season. He wound up signing with the Minnesota Vikings, but started just one game for the team, which happen to come against the Giants.
Freeman’s lack of ability to learn the Vikings offense did him in with Minnesota, and reportedly, Freeman had trouble picking up the Giants offense as well.
 Still just 26-years-old, Freeman has thrown 80 touchdowns during his career, but has also thrown 67 interceptions.
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Saints Safety Jairus Byrd to Undergo Back Surgery

Saints Safety Jairus Byrd to Undergo Back Surgery

Doug Pensinger/Getty Images(METAIRIE, La.) — One of highest-profile free agents this off-season is set to undergo back surgery as New Orleans Saints safety Jairus Byrd is set to go under the knife.
Saints head coach Sean Payton said that Byrd will probably miss all of OTA’s as well as minicamps over the next month.
“This is something after the doctors looked at it, and the specialists out in [Los Angeles] looked at it, [they] felt this was one scenario that would kind of take care of it rather than try to [keep managing it],” Payton said of Byrd’s surgery. “If it was during the season, you wouldn’t go through the procedure. You would treat it symptomatically then.”
Byrd is a three-time Pro Bowl player, and is one of the best at his position. Earlier in the off-season, the Saints signed Byrd to a six-year deal worth $54 million, with $20.03 million of that guaranteed.
The 27-year-old Byrd spent all five seasons of his NFL career with the Buffalo Bills before signing with the Saints.
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Woodley: Raiders Are Still a Playoff Contender

Woodley: Raiders Are Still a Playoff Contender

Al Bello/Getty Images(ALAMEDA) — Oakland Raiders defensive end LaMarr Woodley still believes that this current roster is a playoff team in 2014.
The Raiders reported to OTAs on Tuesday and Woodley backed up his comments from March about the team being a playoff contender.
“People definitely reacted when I said this was a playoff-caliber team,” Woodley said. “That should always be the main objective. If your goal is to go 8-8, I don’t want you on my team. We’re aiming for the top. Anything less is unacceptable.”
Woodley believes that the team has a lot of potential, with new veterans brought in that include quarterback Matt Schaub.
“After going back and looking at Raiders games from last year, they were in a lot of close games and couldn’t seal the deal,” Woodley said. “During the offseason, they brought in guys who know how to win. You need that attitude to get to the next level.”
Woodley spent his first seven seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers before coming to Oakland this offseason.
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ESPN: Cowboys LB Sean Lee Has Torn ACL

ESPN: Cowboys LB Sean Lee Has Torn ACL

Ronald Martinez/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Dallas Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee was told on Tuesday that he tore his left ACL and will probably miss the entire 2014 season, according to ESPN’s Ed Werder.

Lee was hurt during the team’s first organized activity workout when he was blocked to the ground by offensive lineman Zack Martin. Lee needed to be helped to the locker room by the members of the Cowboys’ training staff.

Lee had an MRI Tuesday and while the Cowboys haven’t made an official statement, ESPN says Lee was told the MRI confirmed the tear in his anterior cruciate ligament in the left knee.

This isn’t the first time Lee tore an ACL. In 2008, while at Penn State, Lee tore his right ACL and in 2009 he partially tore his left ACL.

“Sean has had to deal with injuries throughout college and also here in the NFL,” Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett. “He really does everything he can to get himself ready to play. Unfortunately, he had to deal with a few of those things, but he’s as mentally tough as an individual I’ve ever been around. Whatever the circumstances are, he always puts his best foot forward and strives to be his best. I don’t anticipate this being any different.”
The 27-year-old Lee has played in 46 games during four seasons with the Cowboys. During that time Lee has compiled 193 tackles, 11 interceptions, and two forced fumbles.
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Ravens Agree to Contract with LB C.J. Mosley

Ravens Agree to Contract with LB C.J. Mosley

Darrin Klimek/Thinkstock(BALTIMORE) — The Baltimore Ravens and former Alabama linebacker C.J. Mosley agreed to a contract on Tuesday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The Ravens selected Mosley with the 17th overall pick in this year’s NFL draft. The 2013 SEC defensive player of the year accumulated 320 tackles (174 solo), 6 1-2 sacks, five interceptions, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery in 51 career games (29 starts) with the Crimson Tide.
Mosley is one of just seven players in Alabama’s history with more than 300 tackles and is third on the school’s all-time tackles list. He was also part of two national championship teams while at Alabama (2011-12).
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Jim Irsay Facing Misdemeanor Charges

Jim Irsay Facing Misdemeanor Charges

Joe Robbins/Getty Images(INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.) — Jim Irsay appeared in Hamilton County court on Friday and was formally charged with two misdemeanor counts stemming from his March driving arrest.
The owner of the Indianapolis Colts was charged with one count of operating a vehicle while intoxicated and one count of operating a vehicle with a schedule I or II controlled substance or its metabolite in the body. Both are C misdemeanors and carry with them a maximum sentence of 60 days in jail and a $500 fine.
Irsay was arrested on May 16 for operating a vehicle while intoxicated. At the time of the arrest, authorities found $29,000 dollars in cash and “numerous” bottles of alcohol in his residence.
“We want to thank the Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office for its professionalism in its investigation regarding Mr. Irsay and for devoting the necessary care and attention to determine the facts in this matter did not warrant the filing of felony charges relative to Mr. Irsay’s prescription medications,” said a statement from Irsay’s legal team, Voyles, Zahn & Paul, released on his behalf. “Mr. Irsay will deal with the remaining misdemeanor charges through the judicial process.”
An initial hearing has been scheduled for June 19.
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Minneapolis Will Host Super Bowl LII

Minneapolis Will Host Super Bowl LII

NFL Shield (NFL)(ATLANTA) — Minneapolis on Tuesday was chosen to host the Super Bowl in 2018.
Minneapolis beat out New Orleans and Indianapolis after a secret ballot was held by NFL owners.
“We’re very proud to host Super Bowl LII,” Vikings owner Zygi Wilf said. “It’ll be an exciting time. I know we’ll do a great job and we’ll be proud. Working very hard right now to build a world-class venue.”
Wilf is talking about the $1 billion stadium that will be built at the site of the old Metrodome and should be ready in 2016.
Minneapolis made history by beating out New Orleans, which had been 10-for-10 in previous Super Bowl bids.
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Colts’ Mathis Suspended Four Games

Colts’ Mathis Suspended Four Games

Rob Carr/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Indianapolis star linebacker Robert Mathis has been suspended for the first four games of the 2014 NFL season for violating the league’s performance-enhancing substance policy. However, the drug which Mathis tested positive for is not a common one to football fans.
The linebacker was seeking fertility assistance and was reportedly told by the prescribing doctor that the drug would not cause a problem with the NFL.
“It is difficult for me to address the circumstances surrounding this suspension because they involve very personal medical information,” said Mathis in a statement. “Like many families, my wife and I faced fertility challenges, and I sought medical assistance. I specifically asked the doctor if the medication he prescribed for me would present a problem for NFL drug testing, and unfortunately, he incorrectly told me that it would not. I made the mistake of not calling the NFL or NFLPA to double-check before I took the medication at the end of last season.”
Mathis’ mother, Denis White, was diagnosed with Stage 4 esophageal cancer in August of 2013. Wishing to give her another grandchild, Mathis sought out fertility help from Dr. Steven Morganstern in Atlanta. Due to a health condition that his wife, Brandi, suffers from, Dr. Morganstern advised Mathis begin taking the drug Clomid to help accelerate the process.
The 33-year old began taking the drug in November and stopped after finding out his wife was pregnant. The couple is expecting a baby girl in the fall and Mathis’ mother is still alive.
“The drug for which Mr. Mathis tested positive is not approved by the FDA for fertility in males and is a performance-enhancing drug that has been prohibited for years,” said a statement released by the NFL. “Importantly, Mr. Mathis did not consult with the policy’s Independent Administrator, a physician jointly approved by the NFL and NFL Players Association. Nor did he consult with his team doctor, the team’s training staff, the NFLPA, the league office or the hotline established under the policy to give confidential information to players. Each of these sources would have warned against using this substance.”
Mathis was the league leader in the sacks in 2013, recording 19.5 in his 12th season. He is eligible to return on Sept. 29 following the Colts Sept. 28 meeting with Tennessee. Mathis is still eligible to participate in all offseason and preseason workouts, including team practices and games.
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Rams Release RB Daryl Richardson

Rams Release RB Daryl Richardson

Christian Petersen/Getty Images(NEW YORK) —  The St. Louis Rams have released former starting running back Daryl Richardson, helping them thin out their extremely crowded backfield.
Richardson finished the 2012 season on a strong note as a rookie.  He won the starting job as Steven Jackson’s replacement during this past training camp but suffered a toe injury against the Arizona Cardinals in the season opener and never recovered.
In 2013 he finished with 215 yards and an average of 3.1 yards per attempt while playing in just eight games.
Zac Stacy received the bulk of the carries in Richardson’s absence, supplanting him on the depth chart.  The Rams also drafted running back Tre Mason out of Auburn in the fourth round of this year’s NFL draft.  Isaiah Pead and Benny Cunningham are the other running backs on the roster.
Richardson was scheduled to make $581,474 his season, and his release will save the Rams $558,526 in cap space.  He was claimed on waivers Friday by the New York Jets.
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Browns Sign WR Miles Austin

Browns Sign WR Miles Austin

Joe Robbins/Getty Images(BEREA, Ohio) — Receiver Miles Austin agreed to terms with the Cleveland Browns, the team announced Thursday.
Austin provides the Browns with depth, which could be needed if star receiver Josh Gordon is suspended.
The 29-year-old Austin is a two-time Pro Bowler but is coming of an injury-filled season during which he caught 24 balls for 244 yards.
For his eight-year NFL career, Austin has 301 catches for 4,481 yards and 34 touchdowns.
The Browns agreed to terms with receiver Earl Bennett Thursday. He and Austin join Greg Little, Andrew Hawkins, Nate Burleson and Travis Benjamin as part of the Browns’ receiving corps.
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Joe Haden Is Happy to Stay with Browns

Joe Haden Is Happy to Stay with Browns

NFL via Getty Images(BEREA, Ohio) — Cornerback Joe Haden is happy to be playing in Cleveland for five more years.
The Browns and Haden agreed to a $68 million five-year extension, which includes $45 million in guaranteed money.
“This contract only makes me feel like now I have to play like the best corner in the league,” Haden said Wednesday.
“I love Cleveland, man. I really like it here. I enjoy it here. The fans are great. I never want to just bail out on anything. I started here. They drafted me,” Haden continued. “And the fan base is one big part. The way they feel about the team and the Browns, I feel like if we can really start winning, there is no other place I’d rather play.”
The Browns selected Haden with the seventh overall pick in the 2010 NFL draft out of the University of Florida.  In 57 career games, Haden has registered 13 interceptions, 68 passes defensed, three forced fumbles and two sacks.
The extension will keep Haden in a Browns uniform through the 2019 season.
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Andre Johnson Unsure of His Future in Houston

Andre Johnson Unsure of His Future in Houston

Rob Tringali/SportsChrome/Getty Images(HOUSTON) — Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson is entering his 11th year in the NFL, but he isn’t sure of his future with the team.
“Nobody’s been here as long as I have,” Johnson said on Tuesday.  “You just kind of look at things. I’ve been thinking about things this offseason. And I just kind of wonder sometimes, ‘Is this still the place for me?’”
The Texans brought in first-year head coach Bill O’Brien this offseason, which is the third coach that Johnson will play under during his time in Houston.
During his 11 years in Houston, Johnson has only made the playoffs twice and doesn’t think the Texans are building a contender.
“I think we’ve only had three winning seasons,” Johnson said. “I don’t think any player wants to experience that. I think over time it can become very frustrating. And this offseason has been very frustrating for me; beginning of the offseason, I should say. That’s just kind of where I’m at right now.”
Johnson skipped the Texans voluntary workouts last week and said he has no plans to show up for OTAs and the mandatory minicamp.
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Browns Owner Jimmy Haslam Says Johnny Manziel Is the Backup QB

Browns Owner Jimmy Haslam Says Johnny Manziel Is the Backup QB

Elsa/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — While Cleveland Browns fans are greatly anticipating the start of the Johnny Manziel era, team owner Jimmy Haslam says the quarterback will not enter training camp as the team’s starter.
While addressing a luncheon in Canton, Ohio, at the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Haslam said Manziel needs to start acting “like a backup quarterback.”
While Haslam was quick to praise his prized rookie, he also made it known that Manziel will have to beat out Brian Hoyer for the starting quarterback job.
Hoyer had a nice run as the Browns’ starting quarterback this past season, but suffered a torn ACL and was forced to miss a majority of the season.
The Browns traded back into the first round to select Manziel in hopes that he will finally be the answer for the team at quarterback.
While at Texas A&M, Manziel threw for 7,820 yards and accounted for 93 total touchdowns during his two seasons at Texas A&M. He also became the first freshman to ever win the Heisman Trophy.
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Rams Wide Receiver Stedman Bailey Suspended 4 Games by the NFL

Rams Wide Receiver Stedman Bailey Suspended 4 Games by the NFL

Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images(EARTH CITY, Mo.) — With almost four months until the start of the 2014 NFL regular season, the St. Louis Rams have already been dealt a blow to their offense as wide receiver Stedman Bailey has been suspended four games by the NFL for violating the league’s policy on performance enhancing substances.
The team has confirmed the suspension, and Bailey will be eligible to return to the field after the Rams’ game against the Philadelphia Eagles on Oct. 5.
“I see all the negative comments! Everyone makes mistakes, I guarantee I will bounce back. My promise to my fans & #RamsNation,” Bailey tweeted on Monday.
Despite the suspension, Bailey can still participate in the team’s offseason program, including preseason practices and games.
After serving a limited role in his rookie year this past season, Bailey was expected to see an increased role in the team’s offense in 2014.
As a rookie, Bailey caught 17 passes for 226 yards in 2013.
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Cardinals’ Patrick Peterson Ready for New Contract

Cardinals’ Patrick Peterson Ready for New Contract

Doug Pensinger/Getty Images(PHOENIX) — Fresh off Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman getting a his record-setting contract, Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson is ready to cash in.
The Cardinals and Peterson are in the midst of extension talks for the All-Pro cornerback’s rookie contract. Sherman recently agreed to a four-year deal worth $57 million, and Peterson thinks he’s in the same class.
“I’m making OK money right now, but I’m just not making his money right now,” Peterson said.
The 23-year-old Peterson is set to make $2.88 million in 2014, and $10 million in 2015.
“I think cornerbacks are definitely worth the dollars that they get because now this league is a passing league,” he added. “You need that shutdown corner to lock down one side of the field, or like myself, go out there the entire field.”
This past season, Peterson made 42 tackles and intercepted three passes.
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Dolphins Punish Don Jones for Negative Tweets About Michael Sam

Dolphins Punish Don Jones for Negative Tweets About Michael Sam

Stacy Revere/Getty Images(MIAMI) — While many are welcoming newly drafted St. Louis Ram Michael Sam into the NFL, Miami Dolphins cornerback Don Jones is being punished by the team for his negative tweets following Sam getting drafted.
After Sam was drafted, Jones tweeted “OMG” and “horrible.” He later deleted the tweets.
Sam, who is the NFL’s first openly gay player, was drafted by the Rams in the seventh round.
For his actions, the team has fined Jones an undisclosed amount of money and have excused him from the team until he finishes educational training.
Jones later apologized for his comments.
“I want to apologize to Michael Sam for the inappropriate comments that I made last night on social media,” Jones said. “I take full responsibility for them and I regret that these tweets took away from his draft moment.”
“I remember last year when I was drafted in the seventh round and all the emotions and happiness I felt when I received the call that gave me an opportunity to play for an NFL team that I wish him all the best in his NFL career,” he continued.
Jones is entering his second season with the Dolphins, and made 10 tackles last season during his rookie year.
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Jets Draft QB Tajh Boyd

Jets Draft QB Tajh Boyd

Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images(FLORHAM PARK, N.J.) — The New York Jets selected former Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd with the 213th overall pick on Saturday.
Jets head coach Rex Ryan’s son, Seth, is a freshman wide receiver on Clemson and gave the Jets and…

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