Ravens' Victor Hampton arrested for DWI
Hampton was pulled over after going 100 mph in a 55-mph zone. He faces DWI, speeding, reckless driving and open container charges. Passengers in the car were arrested on marijuana and concealed weapons charges.
Hampton was on the Bengals offseason roster and Giants practice squad last year. He signed with the Ravens in January.
Eagles' Howie Roseman not sold on trading up in NFL draft
Speaking on a panel at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference in Boston on Saturday, Roseman talked about the price and ramifications of trading up in the draft to acquire just one player.
"When you’re looking at trading up, at some point, your board drops off so dramatically in terms of how you evaluate that player,” Roseman said, via the Philadelphia Inquirer. “But the history of trading up for one player, when you look at those trades, isn’t good for the team trading up and putting a lot of resources into it.
"Because the guys who are really good at the draft, if you’re hitting on 60 percent of your first-round picks, that’s a pretty good track record. And then it’s dropping as you go through the rounds. So really, the more chances you get, the more tickets to the lottery you get, the better you should be doing.”
This is relevant for the Eagles given the speculation the franchise could trade up to pick Oregon quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner
However, the Eagles, currently slotted in the first round at pick No. 20. To move up that far in the draft to take Mariota would require a significant price, likely including 2015 draft picks, to do so.
Report: Raiders to release LaMarr Woodley
Woodley is entering the second year of a two-year contract. He's scheduled to make $3.85 million with a salary cap hit of $5.1875 million.
Chiefs' De'Anthony Thomas working on being a receiver this offseason
That could change in 2015.
According to the Kansas City Star, Thomas said he's worked this offseason on becoming more of a complete receiver.
“Yes, I have the ability to run the whole [route] tree,” Thomas said. “That’s what I’ve been working on this offseason. I’m running all those routes in the sand [during beach workouts]. And once the time comes to come on the grass, I feel like it’s going to be a lot easier because I’ve prepared myself.”
Thomas ran for 113 yards and totaled 156 receiving yards in a reserve role. He made a big impact in the return game, combinging for 833 punt and kickoff return yards with a touchdown.
With Thomas transitioning into being more of a receiver first, he's modeling him game after Steelers wideout Antonio Brown. Both are shorter targets, making the comparison fitting for Thomas. Thomas is listed at 5-feet-8, 176 pounds and Brown is 5-feet-10, 186 pounds.
Brown had a career season in 2014, totaling 1,698 yards and 13 touchdowns.
“I’m very impressed with Antonio Brown,” Thomas said. “He’s a great player, and I feel like I have the same ability to make the same plays like him and help the team and be that [kind of impact] player.”
Report: Dolphins eyeing CBs Brandon Flowers, Kareem Jackson
Looking to upgrade at cornerback, the
The Dolphins don't appear sold on cornerback Cortland Finnegan for future seasons with the organization discussing alternative options.
In 2014, Flowers totaled 52 tackles and three interceptions after signing a one-year deal with the Chargers. Jackson recorded 57 tackles and three interceptions in his fifth season for the Texans.
Report: Vincent Jackson to return to Buccaneers at full salary
Jackson had been considered a target for a lower salary, to help improve the Bucs' salary cap situation. He'd previously said that he wanted to stay with the team but didn't want a pay cut.
Jackson will be paid $9.777 million in 2015, with a cap hit of $12 million.
Report: Todd Herremans has no plans to retire
Herremans was cut by the Eagles on Friday. The Eagles are set to save $2.8 million against the salary cap.
Herremans was a fourth-round pick in the 2005 NFL draft and spent his entire career up to this point with Philadelphia.
Stephen Tulloch unsure of future with Lions
Tulloch is scheduled to make $4.8 million in 2015, and the Lions could save $3.2 million against the cap by releasing him.
So far, this offsesason, the team has not communicated its plans to Tulloch. ""I haven't heard anything about what's going on, my agent hasn't heard anything," Tulloch told Sirius XM radio. "We're just preparing to report, April 20th, accordingly to the mail we've received for the offseason program. It's out of my control.
Tulloch has recovered from the ACL tear that ended his season three weeks in. "I'm way ahead of schedule and I feel great," Tulloch said. "I was telling a friend of mine yesterday, it's crazy how you feel stronger than you did previously, before the surgery."
Jonas Gray hopes to return to Patriots' plans
Gray overslept and was late for practice, and coach Bill Belichick didn't give him another chance to showcase his skills. Gray was inactive for the Super Bowl.
Gray learned his lesson. "The tough part for me was to watch it, and not participate in a matter I thought I should," he told Dan Hanzus of NFL.com. "But it's motivation going into the offseason. I just know I need to work harder, so I'll never get myself in that position again."
Still on the Patriots, Gray believes he'll get a clean slate next season, and he's spending the offseason preparing himself for the opportunity.
I tell them, I'm going to have a Jerry Rice/Walter Payton mentality where whatever you do isn't enough," Gray said. "I'm going to have a work ethic where I know, in my heart of hearts, I'm going to outwork everybody. That's what I hope to achieve
Ravens' Justin Forsett wants to build on 2014
Forsett is scheduled to be a free agent on March 10, but he hopes to remain with the Ravens, saying he's "praying that everything works out."
“I want to build upon it,” Forsett told the Baltimore Sun. “I want to be great. I didn’t come in this league to be a one-year wonder."
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