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Browns extremely thin -- and short -- at wide receiver


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6:19 pm ET) With wideout Josh Gordon facing a one-year suspension, the Browns are dangerously thin at receiver entering 2015. ESPN.com notes the Browns have two returning slot receivers in Andrew Hawkins and Taylor Gabriel and "an undersized situational receiver" in 5-10 Travis Benjamin.

Miles Austin is scheduled for unrestricted free agency after catching 47 passes for 568 yards and two touchdowns in 12 games. Tight end Jordan Cameron also is set to be an unrestricted free agent.

Hawkins, a 5-7, 180-pounder, led the team with 63 grabs for 824 yards, with two touchdowns. Cleveland failed to add a wideout in last year's draft but almost certainly must address the position in the 2015 draft.


New optimism regarding Justin Blackmon's potential return


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(4:48 pm ET) A lot of people inside the NFL are optimistic Jaguars receiver Justin Blackmon is "overcoming his issues" and will be back in the league in 2015, reports Fox Sports. Blackmon got suspended in November 2013 following his third violation of the league's substance-abuse policy.

He checked into a treatment facility last September. General manager Dave Caldwell said recently he hopes Blackmon wins reinstatement, but is not counting on it.


Brian Hoyer wants to compete for starting QB role in Cleveland


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(9:36 am ET) Quarterback Brian Hoyer is open to returning to the Browns in 2015, if he is given a chance to compete for the starting role, Hoyer's agent Joe Linta told NBC Sports.

Hoyer started the first 13 games of the season and went 7-6. However, he was replaced by Johnny Manziel.

"I think the only thing that would make him not [want to] come back is if they said Manziel or whoever we take in the draft or whoever we sign in free agency is going to be the starter and you will only be the backup," Linta said.

Hoyer is set to become a free agent in the offseason and Linta added he expects to meet with the Browns soon to discuss their options.


Former Browns GM still feels Manziel needs tailor-made offense


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/23/2015) When former Browns general manager Phil Savage provided his assessment of quarterback Johnny Manziel leading up to the 2014 NFL Draft, he said whichever team drafted Manziel, they needed to make a schematic commitment to him, per Cleveland.com.

After watching Manziel struggle during his rookie season, Savage -- who is now the executive director of the Senior Bowl -- hasn't changed his opinion.

"I don't know all the intimate details of how it went down, but to me Manziel needed to go a place where they would shape the offense around him and build elements into it that he could perform," Savage said. "If you were going to pour him into a more traditional style of offense, then it was going to be a waste of his ability because his ability is to play backyard football.

"You have to create circumstances where almost artificially you give him those same sorts of pictures and same sorts of reads."

Manziel started the season as the Browns backup quarterback in 2014 before starting two games late in the season. Unfortunately, he led the Browns to three points and seven first downs in six quarters as a starter before suffering a hamstring injury.

On Thursday, Browns owner Jimmy Haslam was non-committal about Manziel's future with the franchise. He said the team is on a mission to find a starter who can "make us a championship team." New Browns offensive coordinator John DeFilippo added he's not sure if the Browns' starting quarterback is on the roster. 

"He's a first-round pick, so there was obvious ability there," Savage, who was the Browns general manager from 2005-08, said of Manziel. "I mean it's not over with yet, but wow. Based on how the season ended, there's more questions now than on the Thursday night they drafted him."


Report: Browns have expressed interest in resigning Brian Hoyer


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/22/2015) The Browns have expressed interest in resigning quarterback Brian Hoyer, his agent told ESPN.com Thursday.

"We've left the door open both ways," agent Joe Linta said.

Hoyer is expected to meet with general manager Ray Farmer and new offensive coordinator John DeFilippo in the coming weeks, according to the report. The quarterback had contract extension talks with the team fall through last summer, and negotiations were not picked up during the 2014 season. If Hoyer, who went 7-6 as the Browns starter, were to return in 2015, he would likely compete with second-year quarterback Johnny Manziel for the starting role.


Cowboys highly unsettled at linebacker entering next season


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(1/22/2015) Three of the Cowboys' top four linebackers -- Rolando McClain, Bruce Carter and Justin Durant -- are headed for unrestricted free agency, notes the Dallas Morning News. The paper says Cowboys brass is at the Senior Bowl looking for depth at linebacker.

“We have some contract work to do, but we had players really throughout that linebacker core show up positive last year,” owner Jerry Jones told the paper. “I would say that most of our linebackers’ arrows are up as far as they played and we have to sit down and work that through as far as what we’ll do contractually there.

“We’re fortunate to have some of the options that we have, Sean Lee leading the pack, coming back.”

Lee missed the 2014 season while recovering from a torn ACL.


New Browns OC 'not sure' if starting quarterback is on roster


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(1/22/2015) New Browns offensive coordinator John DeFilippo, introduced at a news conference Thursday, stopped way short of committing to Johnny Manziel as his starting quarterback. "We're not sure if our starting quarterback is in the building or not," DeFilippo said, per the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Manziel did not impress as a rookie. In five games, including two starts, he completed 18 of 35 throws for 175 yards and no touchdowns with two interceptions. Manziel ran nine times for 29 yards and a score.

Brian Hoyer is about to hit free agency, and undrafted rookie Connor Shaw is the only other quarterback on the roster.

The Browns own the 12th and 19th picks in the first round of this year's draft. They selected Manziel at No. 22 overall last year.

DeFilippo said he's looking forward to working with Manziel and that Manziel will have a "clean slate."


Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict no lock for start of season


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(1/22/2015) Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict, who's had two knee surgeries since late October, might not be ready for the start of the 2015 season, reports the team's website. The plan is for Burfict to be back, but "there has been some concern" he'll start the season on the PUP list and miss the first six weeks, the report said.

“He has to work his tail off. He has to work harder now than he did to get here,” coach Marvin Lewis said. “Everyone in his inner circle has continued to reinforce that. He has to work harder now than he did to get here.”

Burfict had 29 tackles and a forced fumble in five games this season. He had 298 combined tackles and four sacks in the previous two years.


Report: Cowboys LB Rolando McClain won't need knee surgery


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/21/2015) Cowboys middle linebacker Rolando McClain recently met with noted orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews in Alabama to have his right knee examined, a source told The Dallas Morning News. The exam went well, as Andrews told McClain he will not need surgery.

McClain has had issues with his right knee dating back to his playing days with the Raiders. He was bothered by his right knee at times in 2014. He totaled 81 tackles (65 solo), one sack and two interceptions in 13 games this season.


Cowboys mulling whether to pick up fifth-year option for Claiborne


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/21/2015) The Cowboys still haven't made a decision on whether they will exercise their fifth-year option on cornerback Morris Claiborne's contract, executive vice president Stephen Jones said Wednesday from the Senior Bowl. The Cowboys have until May 3 to exercise the option, per The Dallas Morning News.

If the Cowboys don't exercise the option, then Claiborne will become an unrestricted free agent after the 2015 season. If they pick up the option, then Claiborne would receive the 2015 transition tag money for a cornerback, which is estimated to be about $11 million.

“It’s something that we still have to look at,” Jones said. “When we sit down and take a look at what we have to do underneath our salary cap that plays into it. So we have to look at his health. We have to really measure everything. We think a lot of Mo. We’re still believers that if Mo had a fully healthy offseason and a fully healthy season that he would play up to our expectations.”

Claiborne, who was a first-round pick in 2012, has been active for just 29 of a possible 50 games in his three NFL seasons. Claiborne appeared in just four games in 2014 before suffering a ruptured patellar tendon in his left knee. He might not be ready for the start of training camp in July.

“That’s still to be determined,” Stephen Jones said. “We’ve got to see how he recovers, how his rehab goes, how his progress is. We’ll make those types of decisions accordingly.”


Decision on TE Dennis Pitta still a couple weeks away


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(1/21/2015) Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta met with specialists last week about his hip, coach John Harbaugh told the Baltimore Sun, saying a decision on Pitta's future would be announced in about two weeks. Pitta dislocated and fractured his hip Week 3 against the Browns, the second time in two years he suffered that injury.

“I did get kind of an overview of that report from our trainer that I wouldn’t really want to share until Dennis has had a chance to kind of consider all of the ramifications of it,” Harbaugh told the paper. “But I think we’ll have something on that in a couple of weeks, kind of on Dennis’ time frame. We’ll see where that goes.”

Harbaugh said earlier he was "cautiously optimistic" about Pitta resuming his career, but added the priority is that Pitta be “totally healthy” and “totally safe."


DT Sen'Derrick Marks 'on track' in recovery from torn ACL


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(1/21/2015) Jaguars defensive tackle Sen'Derrick Marks is "on track" in his recovery from a torn ACL, general manager Dave Caldwell told the Florida Times-Union. Marks, who suffered the injury in the season finale, hopes to be ready for training camp.

The sixth-year pro set career highs with 44 tackles and 8.5 sacks.


Bruce Arians: QB Carson Palmer way ahead of schedule


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(1/21/2015) Cardinals coach Bruce Arians told SiriusXM NFL Radio that quarterback Carson Palmer is "so far" ahead of schedule in his recovery from a torn ACL, reports ESPN.com.

Palmer, who's two months removed from surgery, hopes to return for offseason workouts in May. The initial timetable had him returning in June or July.

"I wouldn’t put it past him to be to be out there in some of the OTAs," Arians said.

Arians added that backup quarterback Drew Stanton “should be ready to go” after he missed the final three games with a right knee injury.


Report: Eagles plotting to move up to grab Marcus Mariota


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(1/21/2015) The Eagles will try to move up from their draft slot at No. 20 to snag quarterback Marcus Mariota and reunite him with coach Chip Kelly, who coached Mariota for his first two years at Oregon, reports The Star-Ledger.

The paper quoted a source familiar with the team's plans: "Can it happen? I don't know, but they're going to try."

Kelly recruited Mariota, once called him "the most talented kid I coached in college," and correctly predicted Mariota would win the Heisman when he saw him as a freshman, the paper noted.

Mariota could go as high as No. 1 overall and likely won't fall out of the top five, so Philly might have to give up as many as three first-round picks -- or a similarly rich package of picks and players -- to pull it off, per the paper. However, Kelly is now in control of personnel, answering only to owner Jeffrey Lurie.

"That makes it a little easier," the source told the paper. "There isn't anyone in Kelly's way."

Such a blockbuster move would show the Eagles are not committed to Nick Foles as their long-term starter. Foles was exceptional in 2013, throwing 27 touchdowns and two interceptions, before a so-so 2014 season that was cut short by a broken collarbone.


Cowboys' Jerry Jones open to bringing back Morris Claiborne in 2015


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(1/20/2015) Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said Tuesday he believes cornerback Morris Claiborne has done enough to earn an additional season with the club in 2016.

The Cowboys have a fifth-year option on Claiborne, who just finished his third season in Dallas, playing in only four games before tearing his patellar tendon. If his option is picked up, Claiborne would receive nearly $11 million in 2016. 

He has only played in 21 of his possible 50 games as a pro in Dallas due to injuries. 


Browns defensive back Tashaun Gipson bows out of Pro Bowl


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(1/20/2015) Browns defensive back Tashaun Gipson announced on Twitter Tuesday he will not participate in the 2015 Pro Bowl as he recovers from season-ending knee surgery.

Gipson injured his knee Nov. 23 and is set to become a restricted free agent this offseason. In 11 games, Gipson totaled 52 tackles and grabbed a team-high six interceptions for the Browns.


Cowboys not expected to pick up DT Henry Melton's option


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(1/20/2015) The Cowboys aren't likely to pick up the three-year option on defensive tackle Henry Melton, reports the Dallas Morning News. It would average $8 million and cost the team $9 million in guaranteed money in 2015.

Coming off a torn ACL he suffered in 2013, Melton played in every game this season, starting 15, and finished with 15 tackles and five sacks. The team could seek to bring back Melton for less than what the option would cost.

"As he went through the season, he evolved and improved," owner Jerry Jones told the paper. "He had a setback or two that I would call nicks, probably impacted his overall steady progression to back to where he was that year in Chicago (2012) before he got hurt. But in general, I did see progress with how he rehabbed from his injury. I know that we’re eons better off today relative to rehabbing his injury than he was when we started training camp.”


Chiefs QB Tyler Bray has torn ACL


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(1/20/2015) Chiefs quarterback Tyler Bray has a torn ACL and will undergo surgery this week, general manager John Dorsey told the team's website. Bray's injury prompted the team to sign former Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor.

Bray spent all of this season on injured reserve after suffering a high ankle sprain.


Broncos RB C.J. Anderson excited for Gary Kubiak's offense


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(1/20/2015) Broncos running back C.J. Anderson, who scored 10 touchdowns from Week 10 onward, said he's excited about the zone-blocking scheme new coach Gary Kubiak is bringing, reports the Denver Post. The paper notes that in Kubiak's 11 seasons as an assistant in Denver, a Broncos rusher went over 1,000 yards 10 times.

"I have known about his system for a while, and what he accomplished," Anderson said of Kubiak. "One cut downhill and go get it. It fits me and the offense well. It's always been successful. He knows the team we have and what we can do. I can't wait to get started working with him."

Anderson will enter next season as the team's No. 1 back, though he'll have to fight off challenges from Montee Ball and Ronnie Hillman. Anderson averaged 4.7 yards per carry and 9.5 yards per reception and became the ninth Broncos running back to make the Pro Bowl.


Colts RB Ahmad Bradshaw out of his cast


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(1/20/2015) Colts running back Ahmad Bradshaw, whose season ended after 10 games due to a fractured fibula, is out of his cast and into a walking boot, reports ESPN.com. The impending free agent plans to start working out soon and hopes to re-sign with Indy for 2015.

Bradshaw ran for 425 yards and two touchdowns, averaging 4.7 yards per carry, and caught 38 passes for 300 yards and six scores.


Broncos' C.J. Anderson to replace Le'Veon Bell in Pro Bowl


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(1/19/2015) Broncos running back C.J. Anderson will replace Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell in the Pro Bowl, according to ProFootballTalk. Bell hoped to play in the game after suffering a hyperextended knee in Week 17, but he did not get the medical clearance needed to participate.

Anderson had 849 rushing yards on 179 carries with eight touchdowns in 2014. He also had 324 receiving yards with two touchdowns.


Ahmad Bradshaw hoping to return to Colts in 2015


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(1/19/2015) Running back Ahmad Bradshaw told reporters Monday he is hoping to be back with the Colts in 2015, according to colts.com.

Bradshaw was forced to the injured reserve with a fractured fibula after playing 10 games in 2014. He had 90 carries for 425 yards and two touchdowns on the ground. He also had 38 catches for 300 yards and six touchdowns receiving. Bradshaw's 2013 season was also cut short after suffering a neck injury in Week 4.


Redskins RB Morris replacing Eagles RB McCoy in Pro Bowl


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/19/2015) Redskins running back Alfred Morris was named Monday as Eagles running back LeSean McCoy's replacement in the Pro Bowl. McCoy will not play in the game due to injury.

Morris will be in the Pro Bowl for a second straight year. Morris rushed for 1,074 yards and eight touchdowns in 2014. It was his third straight season of 1,000-plus rushing yards.


Seahawks unveil inactives for NFC Championship Game


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(1/18/2015) The Seahawks announced the following players as inactive for Sunday’s NFC Championship Game against the Packers: quarterback B.J. Daniels, safety Jeron Johnson, cornerback Marcus Burley, tight end Keavon Milton, tackle Justin Britt, defensive lineman David King and tight end Cooper Helfet. Johnson was the only inactive player listed on Seattle's injury report heading into the game.

Seattle is an 8-point favorite.


LeSean McCoy backs Nick Foles as Eagles' starter in 2015


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/17/2015) Eagles running back LeSean McCoy told the NFL Network on Friday that Nick Foles should remain the starter, and that teammates view Foles as a leader in the locker room, per the team's official website.

"I like Nick. The person and player that everybody thought he was, he is. There were a lot of injuries this year, Nick, obviously got injured. He gets all of the blame and he shouldn't," McCoy said. "I think Nick's a good quarterback. He's the leader of our team. Things just didn't work out for him this year due to injury, but we've got his back. As a team, we didn't play well enough to win and get into the playoffs."

Foles took a bit of a step back in 2014 before his season was cut short due to a broken collarbone on Nov. 2. He threw for 2,163 yards with 13 touchdowns and 10 interceptions in nine games before the injury.

Eagles coach Chip Kelly expressed support for Nick Foles late in the season but did not fully endorse him as the team's quarterback of the future. However, Foles told reporters at the end of the season that he expects to be the man under center in 2015.


 
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