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Johnny Manziel Works Out For Browns

Johnny Manziel worked out for the Cleveland Browns on Saturday in College Station.

The Browns have the fourth overall pick and don't have a definitive answer at quarterback.

Several teams have met with the former Texas A&M star, including the Houston Texans, who own the first overall pick, and the Jacksonville Jaguars, who are picking third.

Via Adam Schefter/ESPN

Foles: DeSean Jackson Was Great Teammate

Nick Foles was asked multiple questions about DeSean Jackson during an appearance as honorary captain of the Philadelphia Soul of the Arena Football League.

“You know, it's surprising,” Foles told Comcast SportsNet's Derrick Gunn on Jackson’s release. “But at the same time, you learn that it's a business. It's a tough business at times. We develop a lot of friendships on a team and I've had many of my close teammates let go. It's very tough, but at the same time you know it's part of the game, part of the business.” 

Foles was asked again about his relationship with Jackson. 

“He was a great teammate to me,” Foles said. “We had a great relationship on and off the field. Everybody has other things going on, but to me, personally, I really enjoyed playing with him and I'm excited that he landed on his feet. He's a heck of a player. … You wish them well. He landed on his feet and I know he's going to do well. He's a great player, he's been tremendous for me. But at the same time, we have to keep moving forward as an organization. But I do wish DeSean well. I had a blast playing with him.” 

Via Andy Jasner/ESPN

Raiders To Cut Terrelle Pryor If No Trade Done By Monday

The Oakland Raiders will cut Terrelle Pryor on Monday if they are unsuccessful in completing a trade by then.

The Raiders acquired Matt Schaub earlier in the offseason.

Pryor is hoping to start in 2014.

Via Kevin Patra/NFL.com

Kaepernick, 49ers Put Contract Talks On Hold

The San Francisco 49ers and Colin Kaepernick have put their extension talks on hold.

The goal for the Niners and Kaepernick remains getting a new deal done before the start of the 2014 season.

But talks were reportedly not going well before they put them on hold.

Via Dan Hanzus/NFL.com

Andrew Luck Prioritized Getting Away From Football With Travel

Andrew Luck spent a few months away from football traveling the world before returning to work next week.

“You do have to get away, at least in my mind you do, so I did,” Luck said, via the team’s official website. “I made sure I gave myself a solid month-and-a-half, two months to get back into football shape before starting this voluntary workout session.

“It’s something I think I did better this year than last year. Every year, hopefully [I’ll] continue to do better in balancing that time. I know getting away from football is as important almost as making sure your mind’s fresh and clear as the training aspect.”

Via Darin Gantt/ProFootballTalk

49ers Expected To Decline Option On Aldon Smith

The San Francisco 49ers are not expected to exercise the fifth-year option on Aldon Smith for 2015.

Smith was arrested Sunday at Los Angeles International Airport on charges of a false bomb report.

In November, he pleaded not guilty to three felony counts of illegal possession of an assault weapon, stemming from an incident at a party at his home in 2012.

Smith also missed five games this past season while spending time in an alcohol treatment center. 

Smith still finished with 12 sacks despite the five-game absence.

Via Adam Schefter/ESPN

Chargers Exercise Option On Corey Liuget

The San Diego Chargers have exercised the fifth-year option on the contract of Corey Liuget.

In 2011, its collective bargaining agreement standardized rookie contracts with a wage scale. All first-round contracts must carry a four-year length with a fifth-year team option. 

Liuget's option is worth $6.969 million instead of $10.633 million, a savings of $3.694 million.

Via Michael Gehlken/San Diego Union-Tribune

Cowboys Exercise Fifth-Year Option On Tyron Smith

The Dallas Cowboys have exercised their fifth-year option on the contract of Tyron Smith.

Smith’s contract will now run through the 2015 season, fully guaranteeing $10.039 million in the final year, which is equal to the transition tag for offensive linemen in the 2014 season. Smith’s base salary in 2014 is $2.079 million.

Smith was the ninth overall pick in the 2011 draft and was coming off of his first Pro Bowl season.

Via Jon Machota/Dallas Morning News

Jimmy Smith Has Fifth-Year Option Exercised By Ravens

The Baltimore Ravens have exercised their fifth-year option on Jimmy Smith.

Smith is due just $6.898 million, which is only guaranteed for injury.

Smith has emerged as one of the NFL's better cornerbacks.

Smith had 59 tackles, 16 pass deflections and three forced fumbles in 2013.

Via Will Brinson/CBS Sports

Texans Exercise Fifth-Year Option On J.J. Watt

The Houston Texans have exercised the fifth-year option on J.J. Watt's contract for the 2015 season.

Watt was the 2012 NFL Defensive Player of the Year.

Via Field Yates/ESPN