LB Brandon Magee still committed to playing in NFL
After being released by the
Magee's agent, Blake Baratz, emailed Pro Football Talk regarding his client's desire to resume his NFL career.
“There have been rumors circulating that Brandon Magee, who was recently released by Tampa Bay, has given up football with the intention of playing professional baseball. This could not be further from the truth,” Baratz wrote. “While he does attend spring training for a few weeks up until the beginning of the NFL off-season program, he is 100% fully committed to playing in the NFL.”
Magee, 24, has seen action in 17 games the last two seasons, nine of which were in 2014 with the Buccaneers. He has registered 10 total tackles in his career.
Bill O'Brien: 'Sky's the limit' for WR DeAndre Hopkins
With Andre Johnson now in Indy,
“He had a really good year last year and the sky’s the limit with Hop (Hopkins)," coach Bill O'Brien told NFL Network. "He’s an excellent young player who works extremely hard and we’re looking forward to putting together our whole receiving corps and he should be the leader of that.”
Hopkins led Houston with 1,210 receiving yards and six receiving touchdowns last year. He has 128 catches for 2,012 yards and eight scores in his two NFL seasons.
Giants RB Shane Vereen will be more than third-down back
The team is excited about his ability to catch passes out of the backfield, but he'll be relied on to do more than that.
"I see him in that regard as a pass receiver coming out of the backfield, a pass protector, a guy who runs the ball in the three-wide offense in the run game, if you will, which is very prevalent today in our sport," coach Tom Coughlin said at the NFL Annual Meetings this week. "So I see him in that regard."
Last season the Giants did not have one receiving touchdown by a running back. Vereen, formerly of the Patriots, had three receiving touchdowns out of the backfield last year.
"Well, you know what [Vereen] can do. Quite frankly, it's something from an attack standpoint we've had some success with, but not to the extent that he has," Coughlin said. "When you look at Vereen, a lot of the [Tom] Brady hookup with Vereen was the ball was almost automatically going to him. First down, if it was zone coverage, they were dropping the ball down and he would scoot. So we know that. Will we open it up to more parts of it?"
The 26-year-old has 907 yards rushing and seven touchdowns on the ground, adding 107 receptions for 1,023 yards and seven touchdowns through the air in four years.
Chiefs confident they'll reach deal with Justin Houston
“He knows, and his agent knows, how much we want him back,” Hunt said. “We just all have to be patient, and eventually, we’re going to get him signed to a long-term deal.”
Houston has 48.5 sacks in his four-year career.
49ers waive OT Jonathan Martin
He has played in 38 career games with 32 starts.
Sean Payton: C.J. Spiller the 'most explosive player on the field'
"I think we expected Spiller to be somewhere else with a higher number. But it all worked out," Payton told The Advocate.
Spiller joined the Saints on a four-year, $16 million deal.
Browns C Alex Mack to participate in OTAs
The team averaged 146.4 rushing yards with him, 90.5 without him, per the website.
“We’re making some pretty steady progress, doing what we need to do to get out there for training camp,” Mack said. “But it’s more important that I’m out there for game day. Those two feelings have to balance out. It just takes time, having patience. Two weeks after the surgery, I wanted to be up and running around. I’m not 18 anymore.”
Vikings release LB Justin Anderson, G Jordan McCray
Anderson spent time with the Giants in 2014, playing in two games. He was then released and picked up by the Vikings.
McCray spent time on the practice squad of the Packers last season. He was signed by the team in November before being cut.
Vikings sign OL Babatunde Aiyegbusi
Aiyegbusi, born in Poland, just recently obtained his visa to come to the United States. The mammoth lineman, 6'9", 351 pounds, played in the German Football League in 2014. The previous year he spent time in the Polish American Football League.
The 27-year-old never played college football.
Report: DeAngelo Hall could move to free safety
Coach Jay Gruden mentioned to the paper that many free safeties are converted cornerbacks, including Oakland's Charles Woodson. Hall has said previously he'd be open to such a move, but he and the team have not discussed it yet, per the paper.
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