Tom Brady
NFL upholds Tom Brady's four-game suspension
Tom Brady, QB, NE
7/28/2015
News: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell upheld the four-game suspension of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, the NFL announced Tuesday.

Brady had been appealing the suspension after he was suspended for four games in May following his alleged involvement in under inflating game balls.

During the investigation, it was revealed that Brady destroyed his cell phone, which was allegedly used to communicate with equipment managers regarding the air pressure in the ball.

"[Roger] Goodell found that Brady's deliberate destruction of potentially relevant evidence went beyond a mere failure to cooperate in the investigation and supported a finding that he had sought to hide evidence of his own participation in the underlying scheme to alter the footballs," the NFL said in a statement.

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Josh Freeman
Dolphins re-sign quarterback Josh Freeman
Josh Freeman, QB, MIA
7/28/2015
News: Less than a week after releasing him, the Dolphins re-signed quarterback Josh Freeman on Tuesday, reports the Palm Beach Post.

Freeman is competing for a backup role on the team. He is a former first-round pick of the Buccaneers.

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Bruce Gradkowski
Shoulder issue has Steelers QB Bruce Gradkowski sidelined
Bruce Gradkowski, QB, PIT
7/28/2015
News: Steelers backup quarterback Bruce Gradkowski has been dealing with a sore shoulder for most of the last two months and is not ready for training camp.

"A couple weeks ... I'm not sure," he told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review about a timetable for his return. "It's nothing serious. I am thankful that we have a long training camp and we have plenty of time."

Gradkowski will almost certainly be out when his team plays in the Hall of Fame Game on Aug. 9.

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Josh McCown
Browns coach Pettine: Josh McCown the 'likely' QB starter
Josh McCown, QB, CLE
7/27/2015
News: Browns coach Mike Pettine, during a session with local reporters on the verge of the team's training camp, reiterated that veteran Josh McCown is the likely starter at quarterback, with Johnny Manziel entrenched in the No. 2 spot, per the Akron Beacon Journal

Pettine added that while he couldn't guarantee McCown would start in the season opener against the Jets, that the experienced signal-caller is firmly the team's top choice at the position heading into camp. 

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Colt McCoy
Redskins QB Colt McCoy confident he can still start in NFL
Colt McCoy, QB, WAS
7/27/2015
News: Heading into training camp, Colt McCoy remains confident that he can be a starter in the NFL but also realizes the Redskins' QB role belongs to Robert Griffin III, per The Washington Post

McCoy, who signed a one-year deal with Washington after starting one game last season, said he decided to return to the Redskins based on the coaching staff and not his chances to play this year. Even though Griffin is the incumbent, McCoy believes he could step in and contribute.

"I don't think I would be continuing to play if I didn't believe in my heart that I could start every week in this league," he said.

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Russell Wilson
Report: Seahawks offer QB Russell Wilson $21 million annually
Russell Wilson, QB, SEA
7/25/2015
News: The Seahawks have offered quarterback Russell Wilson a deal worth $21 million per year, sources have told Pro Football Talk.

That is only one million annually less than what Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is earning and he is the highest-paid player at his position in the NFL.

Wilson and his team remain at an impasse in contract negotiations with training camp set to open Friday.

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Johnny Manziel
Report: Browns QB Johnny Manziel works with Jon Gruden
Johnny Manziel, QB, CLE
7/24/2015
News: Browns embattled quarterback Johnny Manziel has at least improved his work ethic since last summer, when he focused more on partying than improving his game.

He worked with quarterback guru and former NFL coach Jon Gruden last week in Tampa, sources have told WalterFootball.com. Manziel is trying to adapt his style and skill set into the NFL game. The sessions with Gruden were a combination of film study and working on mechanics.

Manziel suffered through a miserable rookie season, then checked himself into an alcohol rehab facility. He is currently the backup to starter Josh McCown, but his spring work has reportedly been unimpressive.

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Sam Bradford
Report: Eagles' Sam Bradford expected to be ready for camp
Sam Bradford, QB, PHI
7/23/2015
News: Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford continues to make progress from his knee injury and is expected to be ready to go when training camp opens, sources told NJ.com.

Bradford is recovering from his second ACL tear in his knee over the last two seasons. The Eagles begin training camp Aug. 2 and it appears Bradford will be able to fully participate in 11-on-11 drills.

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Marcus Mariota
Titans, QB Marcus Mariota finalize four-year deal on Tuesday
Marcus Mariota, QB, TEN
7/21/2015
News: The Titans have finalized an agreement with 2015 first-round draft pick Marcus Mariota . The deal is a four-year contract with a fifth-year team option. Financial terms were not disclosed, according to ESPN.com.

Mariota represents the final first-round draft pick to sign with his new team, as he and the Titans were at odds on the language drawn up in the contract. But the two sides were ultimately able to put ink to paper.

"We are glad to have the deal with Marcus done, and I'd like to thank both Marcus and his representatives for their diligence in working with us to finalize this contract," Titans general manager Ruston Webster said Tuesday, per ESPN.com. "We were confident that Marcus would be under contract before training camp, and we look forward to him starting his career on time with his teammates when we open camp next week."

Mariota, the Heisman Trophy winner, was the second overall pick in this year's draft. 

"We are glad to have the deal with Marcus done, and I'd like to thank both Marcus and his representatives for their diligence in working with us to finalize this contract," Titans general manager Ruston Webster said in a statement released by the team. "We were confident that Marcus would be under contract before training camp, and we look forward to him starting his career on time with his teammates when we open camp next week."

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Carson Palmer
Cardinals' Carson Palmer 'not even thinking about' knee injury
Carson Palmer, QB, ARI
7/16/2015
News: Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer proclaimed himself completely recovered from the knee injury that cut last season short. 

Palmer has been working out with wide receiver John Brown and has noticed no lingering effects from last season's ACL tear. 

"I’m not even thinking about my knee,” Palmer said, per AZCardinals.com. “I’m still rehabbing just to be on the safe side of things but I don’t need to be at rehab. I’m full go in the weight room, full go on the field, and until it’s brought up, I haven’t thought about everything I'm not doing, because I'm doing everything I was doing." 

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