Extension for Marshal Yanda will cost Ravens
Yanda is in the final season of a five-year, $32.5 million contract he signed in 2011. The four-time Pro Bowl selection will turn 31 years old in September so his side will not look to compromise in the negotiations.
Mike Iupati, a three-time Pro Bowl guard, signed a five-year, $40 million deal with the Cardinals at the start of free agency. The Chargers signed Orlando Franklin to a five-year, $36.5 million free-agent contract this offseason. Those deals set the bar high for the Ravens to retain one the NFL's premier guards.
Yanda was recently named the fifth-best player in the NFL by Profootballfocus.com.
Michael Sam finds new home with CFL's Alouettes
Michael Sam signed a two-year deal with the CFL's Montreal Alouettes on Friday.
The former joint SEC Defensive Player of the Year participated in the NFL's first-ever veterans combine earlier this year, where he was confident he would be playing professional football again.
“I am very excited and proud to join the Montreal Alouettes and want to thank team Owner Robert Wetenhall, General Manager Jim Popp and Head Coach Tom Higgins for this opportunity,” Sam said. “I cannot wait to put on the pads, get back on the field and work hard each and every day with my teammates to bring a Grey Cup to the great fans here in Montreal.”
Sam was drafted in the seventh round of the 2014 NFL Draft by the
CBSSports.com NFL Insider Jason La Canfora first reported Sam's signing.
New Broncos S Stewart: 'It's my position to lose'
Adapting to the playing conditions in Denver is proven to be difficult. Newly-signed safety
Stewart got the picture.
“You dehydrate pretty quickly, so you definitely have to stay hydrated," Stewart said. “Being up here and getting acclimated to the weather has been good. It’s going to help me when we go down south to wherever we have to play at."
Regardless of the new conditions, Stewart, who started 14 games last season for the Ravens, believes he will be the top guy at his position when the season rolls around.
“It’s my position, it’s my position to lose," Stewart said. "When I line up, I feel like at this level you’ve got to have confidence. When I signed here, I knew it was my job … I’m feeling well. Last year I was feeling well and it’s all about just staying consistent.’’
Stewart recorded 53 tackles, an interception and a forced fumble in 16 games last season.
Report: Cowboys and CB Orlando Scandrick agree to extension
Scandrick recently reported to team workouts after a brief holdout that caused him to forfeit $500,000 of his base salary. The 28-year-old is expected to sign new his deal on Friday.
Arguably the Cowboys' best cornerback, Scandrick was scheduled to make $1.5 million this season and still had four years left on his current deal.
Scandrick recorded 55 tackles with two interceptions in 14 games last season.
Report: Cowboys try out RB Daniel Thomas
Therefore, Dallas could be looking to add another. According to The Baltimore Sun and National Football Post's Aaron Wilson, the Cowboys worked out running back
Thomas was with the Dolphins the previous four years and totaled 1,480 career yards and 10 touchdowns on the ground. The Cowboys also worked out Ben Tate and Felix Jones.
49ers' Carlos Hyde unable to practice, Mike Davis does
Hyde is dealing with a leg injury that isn't considered serious.
Rookie running back
“Kap, man, I didn’t know he could throw a ball that fast,” Davis said. “I still caught it.”
Anquan Boldin, five others absent from 49ers OTA practice
Six players were absent from the 49ers' OTA practice on Thursday, according to the San Jose Mercury News.
Those not present were wide receiver
OTA practices are voluntary and players are not required to attend.
Saints WR Andy Tanner back with club on injured reserve
Tanner has been with the Saints since 2010 but has never appeared in a game.
Report: Chargers expect to reach long-term deal with Philip Rivers
A month ago rumors swirled about the
Now it appears Rivers won't be heading anywhere anytime soon. According to a report from NFL.com, the Chargers are confident in reaching a long-term deal with Rivers.
Rivers is entering the final year of his contract, in which he is due $15.75 million.
A year ago, Rivers threw for 4,286 yards, 31 touchdowns and 18 interceptions.
Report: Jaguars' Dante Fowler to have ACL surgery next week
Fowler was injured during an 11-on-11 drill during his first practice with the Jaguars on May 8. He'll miss the entire 2015 season. Fowler is still with the team participating in strength and conditioning exercises.
Fowler is expected to remain in Jacksonville to rehab his knee.
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