Patriots DE Jabaal Sheard embraces his versatilty
The Patriots generally remain in a four-man front. But Sheard is claiming an appreciation for the Browns for developing his versatility.
"Throughout the course of the years, I learned three different defenses," Sheard told NESN. "I learned how to drop back. It made me diverse and able to do a number of different things. I think the three defensive coordinators definitely helped me. I think it prepared me to be a coach some day. We'll see how that goes."
Sheard's sack totals decreased every year until the last one with the Browns. It peaked at 8.5 as a rookie before dropping to seven and 5.5 the next two seasons.
Cardinals TE John Carlson announces retirement
"After much thought and consideration, my wife Danielle and I know that this is best decision for us," Carlson said in a statement. "I was blessed to play seven seasons in the NFL for three tremendous organizations - the Cardinals, Vikings and Seahawks. I will always treasure the experiences and relationships made during that time but I'm also very excited about the next phase of my life and what's ahead."
Carlson announced the decision Tuesday and the Cardinals placed him on the reserve/retired list. In 2014, he caught 33 passes for 350 yards and one touchdown.
Patriots LT Nate Solder: 'I would love to stay'
"I would love to stay," he told the Boston Herald. "...Who knows what will happen? My approach with that, too, is just to do the best I can while I'm here."
Solder is set to earn a guaranteed $7.438 million in 2015. The team could work out an extension with him to lessen a cap hit or prevent him from becoming a free agent in March. The Patriots did draft offensive linemen over the weekend, but none play his position.
Cowboys' Randy Gregory: 'I don't think it's a weed problem'
Despite failing a drug test at the scouting combine in February,
"I haven't touched it," he said. "I'm feeling real good, too. This is a high in itself, to be honest. I'm high on life right now, and I don't want to lose this high."
Gregory did admit that his decision making needs to improve, which he said will come with more maturity.
"That's something I've definitely been working on and something I can definitely fix," Gregory said. "I'm 22 years old, but I think I carry myself real well and I think I need to carry myself a little bit better as far as decision making goes. I think a lot of people are getting tied up in the weed and think it's just a weed problem. I don't think it's a weed problem. I think it's decision making. I think I'm immature. I'm definitely working on that. I want to prove everyone wrong and I want to do it with this team. I think this is the best team I can do that with."
Cowboys' Rolando McClain has 2013 charges dismissed
Prosecutors dismissed the 2013 charges against
Court records obtained by the Associated Press indicated charges from an April 2013 incident were dismissed. During the incident, McClain was arrested after he allegedly cursed at officers. He was convicted of misdemeanor charges for resisting arrest and disorderly conduct, but appealed for another trial.
Packers bypass option on Nick Perry's contract
By bypassing the option, Perry can become a free agent after the 2015 season. In 2014, he produced 23 tackles and three sacks in 15 games.
Bucs GM: Jameis Winston will have 'every opportunity' to be starter
"It's pretty difficult to say with a straight face that we're not going to give Jameis that opportunity to win it right away," Licht said. "He's the first overall pick. We think he's very advanced in terms of his ability to play and pick up schemes and concepts and learn the playbook relative to most rookies, or any rookie we've scouted in recent history. So he's gonna have every opportunity."
Winston will be competing with quarterback Mike Glennon for the starting role.
Chargers' Philip Rivers on trade rumors: Didn't come from me
"I not once, nor did Jimmy [Sexton, his agent], ever say anything about [wanting to be] traded," he said. "I don't know what the story is. I'm here. And glad that I am... I'm willing to listen to an extension. I am willing to play it out. What's so wrong about that approach?"
Rivers can become a free agent after the 2015 season and he said he's only concerned with the upcoming season.
"It's not the day before free agency starts next year. It's business as usual for me around here," Rivers said. "Not trying to be difficult. Just feel that it's a dead story."
Report: Patriots to release Alfonzo Dennard
Dennard appeared in six games last season and produced 15 tackles with one interception.
La'el Collins meets with Bills' Ryan, to meet with Dolphins Tuesday
Collins met with police earlier in the day to answer questions in the murder investigation of his former girlfriend. He is still not being considered a suspect by the police.
Collins was considered a potential first-round pick as recently as a week before the draft.
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