Eagles' Maclin believes contract will take care of itself
"I'm excited about what the future holds," Maclin said on Friday. "Once again, both sides have made it known what we want to do. I think it will take care of itself."
He could be franchise tagged if a deal is not signed. The tag number for wide receivers is yet to be determined.
Maclin had 85 catches in 2014 for 1,318 yards and 10 touchdowns in Philadelphia.
Bears sign LB DeDe Lattimore to two-year contract extension
Jaguars' Khan 'very optimistic' about WR Blackmon being reinstated
"I think he's paid his dues and I think he's got his life together," Khan said, per The Florida Times-Union.
NFLPA president Eric Winston: New conduct policy 'violates CBA'
After the union field a grievance last week against the NFL over changes to the NFL personal conduct policy, Players Association president
NFL owners unanimously approved the changes in December.
"We have an agreement with the league and they have an agreement with us," Winston said, per the Associated Press. "We're going to hold them to that agreement. Many aspects of this policy fall outside of the CBA and we're going to continue fighting it going forward."
"The league's revised conduct policy was the product of a tremendous amount of analysis and work and is based on input from a broad and diverse group of experts within and outside of football, including current players, former players, and the NFL Players Association," the league said in a statement last week.
"We and the public firmly believe that all NFL personnel should be held accountable to a stronger, more effective conduct policy. Clearly, the union does not share that belief."
Eric Decker 'pushing' for Demaryius Thomas to sign with Jets
Broncos wide receiver
Decker spent a few days in Arizona this week with Thomas filming a commercial.
“I’ve been pushing for the entire year now,” Decker said in a telephone interview with The New York Post. “It was just another opportunity to talk to him about it. It’s going to be interesting to see what happens. I think it would be tough for Denver to let him go. So whether they franchise-tag him here in the next month or give him a long-term deal, he’s just one of those premier players in this league.
"If he happens to make it to free agency, I would love to sign him because playing alongside him for four years and especially the last two years made it a lot of fun and made it a lot easier. He’s just one of the great players in this league.”
Thomas recorded a career-best 1,619 receiving yards in 2014. It was his third straight season of 1,000-plus receiving yards. He also had at least 10 touchdowns for a third straight season.
Report: Raiders in no rush to hire defensive coordinator
Sources said Del Rio is not rushing to hire his defensive coordinator and is planning to speak to a few more candidates. The Raiders ranked 21st in defense in 2014, allowing 119.4 rushing yards per game (22nd in the league) and 238.1 passing yards per game (16th in the league).
49ers CEO York: 'Defenses are not going to want to play against us'
“With Kap, you got a guy in Geep Chryst who knows him better than anybody else,” York said, per CSNBayArea.com. “You have a great guy in (quarterbacks coach) Steve Logan who is coming to come in to work with him on fundamentals and allow us to put together a system that’s going to put Kap in the best position to make plays.
“How many quarterbacks in this league can run 90 yards for a touchdown? I can’t think of many. But you have to put Kap in a position where he can make those plays. And put Kap in a position where we can run the ball (and) we can throw the ball in ways that allow him to be successful and let him be the absolute stud that he can be on the field. And I think that’s what you’re going to see from us next year. Defenses are not going to want to play against us because you’re not going to know where we’re going to hit you.”
Bears' Bennett: Trestman will be 'excellent coordinator' for Ravens
Marc Trestman lasted only two seasons as the
"Trestman, I think, first off, the issue that he had, probably, was managing us all, all the different personalities," Bennett said. "There's a lot of big personalities (in the locker room). And I think, for a first-time head coach in the NFL, dealing with all the personalities that you have, I think that's hard when you got guys like me, you know, (Brandon) Marshall ... Lance Briggs on defense, (Charles) Tillman.
"There's so many guys with such outgoing personalities that managing those guys and bringing them all together is what a leader needs to do, you know? And that's one of the toughest things."
Although Trestman was fired in late December, he wasn't out of work for long, landing the job as the
"Calling plays, he was excellent," Bennett said. "I think he's going to be an excellent coordinator for the Ravens. Strategically, he was great. But on the field, guys just weren't executing.
"A lot of it comes back to the player preparation. If you're not preparing to a high level, then the coaches can only do so much; the game's not played on paper, it's played on grass. On paper, we look great. On grass, we looked bad."
Marijuana charges dropped against LeGarrette Blount in Pennsylvania
Blount and Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell were pulled over and arrested for pot possession in August, a day before a preseason game. Blount satisfied his penalty by working community service in Boston. He will not have to appear in court in Pittsburgh next week.
Seahawks leaving playing status decision up to Richard Sherman
"If (Sherman) is faced with that decision, we'll support him," Carroll said, per the Associated Press. "I can't wait to see little Petey."
Sherman said Thursday that his unborn son isn't due for another couple of weeks, and added "he was going to do his father a favor" and wait to be born until after the Super Bowl.
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