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Johnny Manziel Receiving Interest From Saints

Mar 23, 2017 10:38 AM

Johnny Manziel has discussed a return to the NFL with Sean Payton.

Manziel has kept a low profile recently as he trains for a return but the New Orleans Saints have interest in him.

Manziel and Payton were spotted having breakfast together during Super Bowl week.

Manziel sat out the entire 2016 season. Manziel's domestic violence case is still under investigation by the NFL.

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

Tags: New Orleans Saints, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Jonathan Stewart Signs Extension With Panthers Through 2018

Mar 24, 2017 11:56 AM

The Carolina Panthers have signed Jonathan Stewart to a one-year extension through 2018.

Stewart had a team-high 824 yards and nine touchdowns on 218 carries last season.

"It means a lot. This is a special place," Stewart said Friday. "... I'm not satisfied by any means. Last year was disappointing. We just have to get back to the mindset of winning, and it's really about the little things."

Stewart, who turned 30 on Tuesday, was scheduled to count $8,250,000 against the salary cap this season. 

ESPN

Tags: Carolina Panthers, Misc Rumor, Signing

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Bears To Hold Private Workout With DeShone Kizer

Mar 23, 2017 2:10 PM

The Chicago Bears will hold a private workout with Notre Dame's DeShone Kizer.

The Bears also sent a contingent to the Clemson pro day last week to get a closer look at QB Deshaun Watson. The club also had at least one representative at North Carolina's pro day earlier this week, where another top-rated QB, Mitch Trubisky, worked out.

The Bears signed Mike Glennon in the offseason but he's considered a bridge quarterback.

Dan Parr/NFL.com

Tags: Chicago Bears, Draft, Draft Misc, Misc Rumor

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Jaguars Sign Mychal Rivera

Mar 23, 2017 8:45 AM

The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed Mychal Rivera, who will fill the void left behind by Julius Thomas at tight end.

Rivera averaged 1.10 yards receiving per route run, which was 65th out of 133 tight ends in the league, per Pro Football Focus.

Michael DiRocco/ESPN

Tags: Jacksonville Jaguars, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

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Packers Agree To Re-Sign Christine Michael

Mar 23, 2017 8:41 AM

Christine Michael has agreed to re-sign with the Green Bay Packers, according to a source.

The Packers claimed Michael off waivers on Nov. 16 in the wake of numerous running back injuries.

Field Yates/ESPN

Tags: Green Bay Packers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Latavius Murray Undergoes Ankle Surgery

Mar 23, 2017 8:37 AM

Latavius Murray, who signed a three-year deal with the Minnesota Vikings last week, underwent ankle surgery on Wednesday.

The Vikings said in a statement that they knew about Murray's need for an operation before they signed him and they expect him to be ready for training camp.

Murray's ankle condition was made known to teams in free agency, according to a league source.

Ben Goessling/ESPN

Tags: Minnesota Vikings, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Kamar Aiken Signs One-Year Deal With Colts

Mar 22, 2017 8:43 AM

The Indianapolis Colts have signed Kamar Aiken to a one-year deal.

Aiken led the Baltimore Ravens with 75 catches for 944 yards and five touchdowns in 2015, but followed that up with just 29 receptions, 328 yards and one score this past season.

Kevin Patra/NFL

Tags: Indianapolis Colts, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Reuben Foster Taken Off Draft Board Of Team With Top-15 Pick

Mar 22, 2017 8:39 AM

At least one NFL team has removed Reuben Foster from their draft board in the wake of a heated argument between the Alabama linebacker and a hospital worker at the Scouting Combine, according to a report.

That club holds a pick in the top-15.

"He already had immaturity, issues with life skills. This is the same guy," a team evaluator said of Foster. "We're not in the market."

Foster is widely considered the top linebacker in this year's draft class.

Chase Goodbread/NFL

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Dolphins, Kiko Alonso Agree Upon Four-Year Extension

Mar 22, 2017 8:28 AM

The Miami Dolphins have signed Kiko Alonso to a four-year contract extension.

"It means everything," Alonso said. "This is where I want to be. I'm just excited that it's official that I'm staying here."

Alonso led the Dolphins with 115 tackles last season. Miami gave Alonso a first-round tender earlier this month to prevent the linebacker, a restricted free agent, from exploring his options with other teams.

James Walker/ESPN

Tags: Miami Dolphins, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

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Solomon Thomas Goes To 49ers At No. 2 In Half Of Major Mock Drafts

Mar 21, 2017 6:23 PM

Stanford defensive end Solomon Thomas is expected to be selected by the 49ers by nine of 17 major mock drafts.

New general manager John Lynch played at Stanford.

Thomas had 8.5 sacks and 14 tackles for loss last season, including a sack in the Sun Bowl.

Daniel Mano/San Jose Mercury News

Tags: San Francisco 49ers, Draft, Draft Misc, Misc Rumor

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Marshawn Lynch's Agent Unsure If He'll Return
According to Marshawn Lynch's agent, money won't be the biggest issue with regard to a comeback.

Jerry McDonald/Oakland Tribune

Patriots, Saints Haven't Discussed Malcolm Butler Trade
The Patriots won't negotiate until Malcolm Butler signs his restricted free agency tender.

Ian Rapoport/NFL

Donald Trump Takes Credit For Colin Kaepernick Being Unsigned
Donald Trump has taken credit for the fact that Colin Kaepernick has not signed with a team since opting out of his contract with the 49ers three weeks ago.

ESPN

Jets Sign Josh McCown To One-Year Deal
Josh McCown's deal is worth $6 million and is fully guaranteed.

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

Saints Close To Signing Manti Te'o
Manti Te'o, who turned 26 in January, has missed a combined 26 games in his four previous NFL seasons.

ESPN

Ben Roethlisberger 'Leaning Towards' Return In 2017
Ben Roethlisberger, 35, has dealt with a number of injuries throughout his career.

Nick Shook/NFL

49ers Remain Open To Bringing Back Colin Kaepernick
The 49ers currently have Brian Hoyer and Matt Barkley as options under center.

Jeremy Bergman/NFL

Ray Rice Hasn't Given Up On Continuing NFL Career
Ray Rice would still like to play football and believes that he could help an NFL team.

ESPN

Dwight Clark Reveals ALS Diagnosis
Dwight Clark is best known for his leaping touchdown catch during the NFC Championship Game in 1982.

ESPN

Saints Bring In Chase Daniel For Visit
The Saints have Luke McCown, who will make $1.5 million in the final year of his contract, but Chase Daniel is five years younger.

Adam Caplan/ESPN

Jared Cook Wants To 'Bribe' Amari Cooper For No. 89
Jared Cook has worn No. 89 throughout his NFL career and would like to continue to do so with the Raiders.

Jimmy Durkin/Mercury News

Rex Ryan Signs Multi-Year Deal With ESPN
It remains to be seen if Rex Ryan will replace current talent as reports have indicated that ESPN will be cutting payroll in the coming months.

New York Daily News

Giants Sign Geno Smith, Josh Johnson
Geno Smith was a second round pick by the Jets in 2013.

Jordan Ranaan, Adam Schefter/ESPN

Jason Pierre-Paul Agrees To Deal With Giants With $54M Guaranteed
Jason Pierre-Paul will average approximately $17 million per season.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Sean Payton Explains Why Saints Interested In Malcolm Butler
Malcolm Butler visited the Saints on Wednesday and Thursday.

Mike Triplett/ESPN

Colin Kaepernick Receiving No Interest Despite QB-Needy Teams
Players of Colin Kaepernick's caliber usually get multiple shots but there are a number of factors working against him.

Mike Freeman/Bleacher Report

Raiders Considering Marshawn Lynch Through Trade Or Release
The Raiders would have to either acquire Marshawn Lynch in trade with the Seahawks or after his release.

Adam Schefter & Josina Anderson/ESPN

Eddie Lacy's Contract With Seahawks Includes Seven Weigh-Ins
There is a $385,000 weight clause in Eddie Lacy's contract with the Seattle Seahawks that is based on the running back hitting specific benchmarks on seven separate occasions, according to a source.

Field Yates/ESPN

Jets Expected To Sign Morris Claiborne
Morris Claiborne is expected to sign a contract with the Jets, according to a league source.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Patriots Believed To Genuinely Want To Keep Jimmy Garoppolo
Some think that the Patriots could even use the franchise tag on Jimmy Garoppolo in 2018 and not as a precursor to a trade.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk