Report: Ravens, Jimmy Smith agree to contract extension
Smith was entering the final year of his current contract with Baltimore. He totaled 28 tackles with one interception in eight games last season. In his first four season, Smith has played just one full year, playing 47 of a possible 64 games. He's totaled 140 tackles with five interceptions in those seasons.
Browns confident they can sign Tashaun Gipson to extension
Gipson was not at the team's voluntary workout program Monday or Tuesday. The Browns have the right to match any offer to Gipson or receive a second-round pick.
Cardinals QB Drew Stanton says his knee is 100 percent
Stanton suffered a right knee injury toward the end of last season.
Browns DE Armonty Bryant expects to be ready for training camp
Bryant played in five games last season before he tore his ACL and MCL in his knee.
Jaguars C Stefen Wisniewski plans to be ready by training camp
Despite undergoing surgery to repair a torn labrum in his shoulder in January,
Wisniewski was signed by the team to compete for a starting role along the interior of the offensive line.
Browns' Mike Pettine says Jonny Manziel is 'very much in our plans'
"He's very much in our plans," Pettine said.
Manziel will compete with Josh McCown and Connor Shaw for the starting quarterback role, which Pettine said has not been decided.
"We're looking forward to getting him out there," he said.
Panthers RB Stewart could be featured in 2015
"It's going to be weird," he told the team website. "Just coming up here today for the first team workouts and my locker buddy was gone after seven years. Obviously, it's different, but it's part of the business.
"It's a different situation with what transpired this offseason. When things like that happen, it opens opportunities for other people."
Steward seemed to earn the opportunity late last season to be featured. He rushed for 486 yards on 91 carries over the last five games.
Jaguars QB Blake Bortles hopes weight loss leads to improved season
"When I left here, I was king of fat," he said.
When the 2014 season concluded, Bortles said he was around 250 pounds, but his work in the offseason has him down to 238 pounds.
Along with less wear and tear on his body, Bortles said he worked on his footwork to help alleviate stress on his arm.
"My arm kind of deteriorated at the end of the season," he said, per the Associated Press.
Patriots' Nate Solder said he played last season after cancer diagnosis
"I knew nothing about it. It was a complete surprise," Solder said. "You Google something like that and it kind of scares you, so I was like, 'I'm not going to freak out about this.' Had I not had a routine physical, I probably wouldn't have checked it, saying, 'Oh, it's just in my head, I'm going to be fine.'
After the diagnosis, Solder underwent surgery to remove the testicle with cancer in it and Solder was cleared to play football in 2014.
"I was completely healthy, I'm a professional athlete. It can happen to anybody," Solder said. "Make sure you get yourself checked out, especially young men, because that's who it's really targeted toward."
Browns' Joe Haden on Johnny Manziel: There's something different
"I can tell there's something different with him," Haden said.
Manziel recently completed a stint in rehab and Haden sees a more motivated player and he believes Manziel can be a winner in the NFL.
"He has a second chance," Haden said. "He knows he needs to be in here."
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