Jets linebacker Quinton Coples expects to rush passer more this year
"Well, I won't be jamming receivers," Coples said, comparing Bowles' defense to former coach Rex Ryan's system. "I won't be guarding the No. 1 receiver. That's a big change. Other than that, a lot more rushing. I'll be going against the quarterback a lot. I will be dropping [into pass coverage] a little bit, as well, but a lot more going forward [with rushing the quarterback]. They don't need me in coverage anymore, as you guys can tell."
Coples totaled 35 tackles in 2014 with 6 1/2 sacks and one forced fumble.
Denzel Perryman to provide depth at inside linebacker for Chagers
Perry, a second-round draft pick out of Miami (FL.), will be utilized as an inside linebacker and on special teams early on with the Chargers, according to defensive coordinator John Pagano.
"He's mean," Pagano said. "He's tough. He tackles. He's somebody that's going to hit you. He's not just going to try and tackle you. He's trying to run through you, and that's something that every defense is looking for. He's got great instincts, and that makes up for the so-called lack of speed. He plays faster than he's timed."
Perryman totaled 218 tackles with 3 1/2 sacks in his final two seasons in college.
Browns' Ekpre-Olomu (knee) needs 7-10 months of rehab
Ekpre-Olomu, who was selected in the seventh round of this year's draft, said he was told he needed seven-to-10 months of rehab on the injured knee. He's been rehabbing five days a week for 3 1/2 hours a day and things are going well, the Akron Beacon-Journal reports.
At one time considered a potential first-round pick, Ekpre-Olomu missed the College Football Playoff due to the injury and figures to open the season on the PUP list.
Seahawks WR Jermaine Kearse signs RFA tender
Kearse had his best season as a pro in 2014 with 38 receptions for 537 yards and one touchdown.
Bears sign Kevin White, Eddie Goldman to four-year deals
Both players agreed to four-year deals with the team. White was selected with the seventh overall pick. He had 109 catches for 1,447 yards and 10 touchdowns in his senior season for West Virginia.
"I know I spoke to you about getting impact players in the draft, especially when you're picking in the top 10, and that's exactly what Kevin White is," general manager Ryan Pace said after picking White.
Goldman recorded 35 tackles with four sacks in 2014 for the Seminoles.
Deflategate report finds Patriots QB Tom Brady 'generally aware'
Attorney Ted Wells, who headed the investigation into the Deflategate scandal involving the
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Wells went on to express his belief that Patriots locker room attendant Jim McNally and equipment assistant John Jastremski deliberately released air from the balls after they had been examined by the referee.
The 243-page report vindicated the upper echelon of the organization, but not quarterback
"We do not believe there was any wrongdoing or knowledge of wrongdoing by Patriots ownership, (coach) Bill Belichick or other Pats coach," it read. "...It also is our view that it is more probable than not that Tom Brady ... was at least generally aware of the inappropriate activities of McNally and Jastremski involving the release of air from Patriots game balls."
The NFL, which now has the report, is considering discipline against Brady, McNally and Jastremski, a source close to the investigation has told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. Meanwhile, Patriots owner Robert Kraft is sticking with his sentiment that the organization did nothing wrong and that the investigation lacked evidence.
"I was convinced that Ted Wells' investigation would find the same factual evidence supported by both scientific formala and independent research as we did and would ultimately exonerate the Patriots," Kraft wrote. "Based on the explanations I have heard and the studies that have been done, I don't know how the science of atmospheric conditions can be refuted or how conclusions to the contrary can be drawn without some definite evidence."
Eagles QB Mark Sanchez expects to compete for starting job
Despite the assumption of many that the
Sanchez believes there will be an open competition in camp, which is why he signed a two-year deal worth $9 million to return to Philadelphia.
"Absolutely," he told NFL.com. "That's the way I understand it. ... Just talking with coach (Chip) Kelly and knowing I'm comng with the opportunity to compete for the starting job. That was important to me."
Sanchez completed 64 percent of his passes for 14 touchdowns and 11 interceptions for the Eagles a year ago.
Chargers FS Eric Weddle: 'I'm not coming in anytime soon'
Weddle, who is in the final year of his contract, is seeking a new one. General manager Tom Telesco has promised one will be discussed upon the completion of the draft, but Weddle will wait until then. He did, however, claim he will be working out on the side.
"I'm not coming in anytime soon," Weddle told radio station The Mighty 1090. "They know where we're at and they obviously know their stance, so we'll see what happens from there."
Weddle contributed to 114 tackles last season and has averaged 103 over his last seven years. But his interception total has dropped every season since peaking at seven in 2011.
Redskins rookie WR Jamison Crowder could push Andre Roberts
General manager Scot McCloughan praised the diminutive Duke product - and not just for his talents as a kick returner.
"For an undersized guy, he's got a chip on his shoulder," McCloughan said. "He's a really good punt returner. He's a receiver first, punt returner second. And he's going to come in there, you put him in the slot, he's going to be tough to cover. He's a football player."
Roberts performed well in the slot early last year, but struggled down the stretch and finished with just 36 receptions for 453 yards and two scores. He also made little impact as a returner.
Crowder caught 85 passess for 1,044 yards and six touchdowns in 2014 with the Blue Devils.
Bills RB LeSean McCoy: Chip Kelly dumped top black players
Bills star running back
"He wants the full control," McCoy told ESPN. "You see how fast he got rid of all the good players. Especially all the good black players. He got rid of them the fastest. That's the truth. There's a reason. ... It's hard to explain with him. But there's a reason he got rid of all the players - the good ones - like that.
"... People have heard it. ... Other players have talked about it. But that's one of the things where you don't even care no more. I'm on a new team, ready to play. So it's nothing to do with Chip. I have no hatred, nothing to say negative about him. When he got [to Philadelphia], I didn't know what to expect. When he let [Pro Bowl wide receiver] DeSean [Jackson] go last year, I was like: 'C'mon, DeSean Jackson?' So it is what it is."
McCoy produced his fourth 1,000-yard season in 2014, but his YPC average fell from 5.1 in 2013 to 4.2.
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