Chip Kelly: Eagles weren't close to trading for Dolphins' Dion Jordan
"We weren't close at all to any deal or trade or player talk in terms of dealing with Dion," Kelly said, per Philly.com.
Kelly confirmed that Jordan's name came up in trade talks with Miami but brushed off the significance. "If you guys know how much organizations talk about trading players, it's every day," he said.
Jordan played for Kelly in college at Oregon and is suspended for the entire 2015 season after a third violation of the league's drug policy.
Steelers linebacker James Harrison to see less snaps in 2015
"He knows where he is," Porter said shortly after the Steelers drafted Miami (Fla.) outside linebacker Anthony Chickillo on the final day of the NFL Draft. "I told him already, the James Harrison (of before) is over.
"He's going to play his role, and his role is going to be effective. He knows what we're asking out of him, and he's going to be ready to answer the bell."
Porter said he expects Harrison to play roughly 25 snaps per game next season. Pittsburgh took another outside linebacker in Bud Dupree from Kentucky in the first round of the NFL Draft on Thursday.
"You can never have enough pass rushers in the way the game is being played now from the outside linebacker position," Porter said. "We just made our outside linebacker tree a little deeper."
Chip Kelly: No trade offers for Eagles' Evan Mathis
Kelly confirmed that the team gave Mathis' agent, Drew Rosenhaus, permission to seek a trade, per Philly.com.
"That's through his agent and him," Kelly said on Saturday. "They've asked if he could renegotiate a contract and see what he could get, and we've obliged him with that, but we've never had an offer."
Kelly said he didn't know if Mathis would be back with the Eagles next season. "That's a question for Evan," he said.
Raiders have 'open competition' between Jon Feliciano, Khalif Barnes
Feliciano will need to beat out veteran
"Right guard and right tackle is an open competition," Tice said, per CSN Bay Area. "We’re pretty set on the left and in the middle, and hopefully those guys can maintain their growth. We pointed out some things they can get better at, but the right side is where the competition is."
The candidates for right tackle are
"All you want coming in is an opportunity to compete and get better," Feliciano said. "We have that there at the Raiders, and I know everyone is going to go in there and compete. That’s going to be awesome."
Giants' Landon Collins not worried about replacing Antrel Rolle
Collins thinks he's up to the challenge.
"Starting at Dutchtown [high school], I came in right after Eric Reid," Collins said, per NJ.com. "Then going to Alabama I came in after Mark Barron, Ha Ha Clinton Dix, and Vinnie Sunseri, plenty of big shoes to fill. Stepping into Antrel Rolle's shoes, I'm gonna definitely fill those too and keep it on going."
Eagles' Eric Rowe plans to start, 'it's not like I'm behind Revis'
"It is a really good opportunity for me to come in and play right away," Rowe said Saturday , per NJ.com. "I'm kind of fortunate that it's not a situation that I'm behind [Darrell] Revis."
Rowe could play corner or sfaety. He doesn't have a preference.
"I hope that wherever they place me that that's where I stay the whole season," he said. "Just so I can focus on it. If it happens that I need to switch out of necessity, I'll happily do it."
Disgruntled RB Zac Stacy shipped from Rams to Jets
Disenchanted running back
The last straw for Stacy was the first-round draft of Todd Gurley. Stacy had fallen behind Tre Mason and Benny Cunningham on the depth chart a year ago. After starting 12 games and rushing for 973 yards in 2013, he started five games and rushed for 293 yards last season.
The Jets have struggled to find a featured back in recent years. Chris Ivory led the team with 821 yards in 2014.
Pete Carroll says Seahawks aren't trading Bruce Irvin
"Bruce has done a great job for us," Carroll told ESPN. "We love him and we want him to be here. Somebody started that rumor about us wanting to trade him. That's not what's going on."
Carroll also denied that the Seahawks' second-round pick, pass rusher
Report: Jets show interest in disgruntled Rams RB Zac Stacy
Stacy fell behind Tre Mason and Benny Cunningham last season, and when the Rams selected Todd Gurley in first round of the draft, he made a public demand to leave St. Louis via trade and release. Stacy met with the Rams on Friday.
Stacy rushed for 973 yards and seven touchdowns on 250 carries in his rookie season in 2013 but managed just 293 yards and one touchdown on 76 carries last season while making just five starts.
Jets acquire WR DeVier Posey from the Texans
Posey was taken in the third round (68th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft by the Texans and racked up only 22 catches for 272 yards and no touchdowns in his three-year run with Houston.
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