Posted April 24, 2014

2014 NFL draft needs: Breaking down what each AFC team is looking for

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2014 NFL draft needs: Breaking down what each AFC team is looking for

The Jets need more weapons on offense for whomever will play QB, while the Steelers just need to get younger. (Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

On paper, the 2014 NFL draft class is one of the deepest in recent memory. How will the abundant talent impact teams’ plans throughout the weekend of May 8-10?

With the draft (finally) just around the corner, we take a look at each franchise’s most pressing needs.
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Posted April 23, 2014

NFL releases 2014 season schedule; Seahawks begin season vs. Packers at home

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2014 NFL schedule: League releases regular-season schedule for season

Russell Wilson (3) and the Seahawks will kick off their title defense against the Packers in Seattle. (John Biever/SI)

The Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks will begin their title defense at home against the Green Bay Packers on Thursday, Sept. 4, the NFL announced Wednesday as it released the full schedule for its 95th season.

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Posted April 23, 2014

Aldon Smith reports for San Francisco 49ers offseason workouts

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Aldon Smith reports for San Francisco 49ers offseason workouts

Aldon Smith’s legal trouble has created uncertainty about his future with the 49ers.  (Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

One might say the future of Aldon Smith is rather cloudy.

The San Francisco 49ers linebacker is dealing with a false bomb threat, three felony weapons charges, and he might not play for the 49ers this season, according to a report.  So how did he and the 49ers deal with the first day of voluntary offseason workouts at the team facility? Continue Reading

Posted April 23, 2014

Teddy Bridgewater on draft stock: ‘Only worrying about the things that I can control’

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Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has seen his draft stock change rapidly since the season’ end. (Miami Herald/McClatchy-Tribune/Getty)

Not even a month ago, former Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater appeared destined to be a top-five pick in the NFL Draft, possibly even higher.

But in the weeks since, Bridgewater has fallen considerably in many mock drafts, some pundits suggesting he could fall towards the bottom of the first round to the Cleveland Browns with the 26th overall pick. Continue Reading

Posted April 23, 2014

Dallas Cowboys reportedly showing interest in Johnny Manziel

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Dallas Cowboys showing interest in Johnny Manziel ahead of 2014 NFL draft

Could Johnny Manziel (top) be the heir to Tony Romo in Dallas? (Cooper Neill/Getty Images)

Could Johnny Manziel play for the Dallas Cowboys this season?

Seems a bit ludicrous a first, but there have been reports of Manziel (and other quarterbacks) falling in the first round of the 2014 NFL draft. Add in the fact that the Cowboys (who pick 16th) are interested in the enigma that is Johnny Manziel, and the idea of the former Aggie and Texas native playing in Big D doesn’t seem so outlandish.

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