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Report: Cardinals, Patrick Peterson nearing deal
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(4:52 pm ET) The Cardinals are close to signing cornerback Patrick Peterson to a contract extension, reports Yahoo Sports. Peterson will get a huge raise from the $2.9 million he's scheduled to earn this season, the final year of his rookie deal.

David Wilson to undergo tests on his neck
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(4:47 pm ET) Giants running back David Wilson will undergo tests on his neck after suffering what coach Tom Coughlin called a "burner," reports NFL Network. The Giants will be extra careful with Wilson, who had neck surgery in January.

Montee Ball thinks he'll get 250 carries
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(4:41 pm ET) No Broncos running back has gotten 250 carries in a season since Reuben Droughns got 275 in 2004. Montee Ball, who has never started a game, told the Denver Post he "definitely" thinks he can reach 250.

Last year Knowshon Moreno led the team with 241 carries while the rookie Ball got 119. Moreno is in Miami now.

"It's an ideal situation for me, but I am taking nothing for granted," Ball said. "This is a great offense to play in because the defense always has to respect the pass, and Peyton [Manning] creates opportunities for the running backs. It's up to me to make it work to my advantage."


Report: Josh Gordon arguing second-hand smoke as defense
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(4:29 pm ET) In his appeal hearing Friday, Browns receiver Josh Gordon will argue that his failed drug test resulted from second-hand smoke, reports ESPN.com. As it is, Gordon's failed test came out at 16 nanograms per milliliter, just one nanogram above the NFL threshold of 15 nanograms per milliliter, according to Pro Football Talk.

Gordon has hired the same attorney, Maurice Suh, who got Seahawks corner Richard Sherman's four-game suspension reduced to nothing. Gordon is facing a potential one-year suspension if he's not successful Friday.


Anthony McCoy carted off with Achilles injury
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(4:11 pm ET) Seahawks tight end Anthony McCoy was carted off the practice field after suffering an Achilles injury, reports 710 ESPN Radio. McCoy missed last season after tearing his other Achilles tendon.

Steelers make roster moves
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(4:07 pm ET) The Steelers signed running back Josh Harris, an undrafted free agent out of Wake Forest, and waived/injured center David Snow. Snow broke his foot in practice and will undergo surgery.

Matt Schaub 'getting his mojo back'
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(4:03 pm ET) After a disastrous 2013 season with the Texans, quarterback Matt Schaub is settling in with the Raiders and regaining his confidence, reports the Sacramento Bee.

"Schauby's getting his mojo back," defensive tackle Antonio Smith told the paper. "He's getting his confidence back. He's starting to believe in himself again.

"He's starting to throw with confidence. Those are things you need to be a successful quarterback. You would be surprised just much a mindset is important in this game. ... The moment you are doubting yourself is the moment you start throwing a lot of interceptions and stuff."

Raiders coach Dennis Allen thinks Schaub can again be a Top-10 quarterback.

"I think he's in a good frame of mind," Allen said. "I think he's very hungry. I think he's excited about the new opportunity. I think anytime you go into something new there's a little bit of, maybe it's an increased focus, an increased intensity level, because it is new. You kind of force yourself out of your comfort zone a little bit. I think he's done that."


Dion Jordan standing out early
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(3:48 pm ET) Dolphins defensive end Dion Jordan is having a strong training camp thus far, reports ESPN.com. On Sunday he had a pick-six on Ryan Tannehill, and on Tuesday he had at least one would-be sack in team drills, the report said.

Jordan, however, is suspended for four regular-season games for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing drugs.


Drew Brees wants to play until he's 45 -- seriously
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(3:39 pm ET) Saints quarterback Drew Brees, 35, wants to play another decade in the NFL.

"I'm serious. I'm not delusional," Brees said after practice Tuesday, per the New Orleans Times-Picayune. "I know that that's something that would be extremely difficult to do. Not many have done it. ... It could be done, but a lot of things have to fall into place."

Brees said his performance will determine how long he plays.

"I know it's one year at a time. It's, 'What have you done for me lately?'... But why not push the envelope a little bit?" Brees said. "It's certainly not going to be easy. I try to play this game like a kid. ... It is a serious business, and they don't keep you around if you don't play well."


Colts add two players
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(3:29 pm ET) The Colts signed running back Phillip Tanner and linebacker Jonathon Sharpe, and they'll practice with the team Wednesday. Tanner played in 39 games the past three years with the Cowboys, scoring two touchdowns.

 
 
 
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