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If Not for Manning, Weeden Would be a Member of the Broncos

If Peyton Manning had not signed on the dotted line for the Broncos and changed the course of the franchise, Brandon Weeden likely would have been the Broncos’ pick as a developmental quarterback, Jeff Legwold of the Denver Post reports. The Broncos liked Weeden’s NFL-ready game. They like his maturity; he was, after a stint […]

First Overall Pick Andrew Luck Ready for First Day at Camp with the Colts

By MICHAEL MAROT, AP Sports Writer Andrew Luck is getting a full immersion into the NFL. Like other rookies, the Colts new quarterback will have to walk the stairs to his upper-floor dorm room at Anderson University. Like other rookies, defensive lineman Cory Redding still expects Luck to traipse off the field carrying pads and […]

Miami First-Round Pick QB Ryan Tannehill Not in Camp

Dolphins first-round pick Ryan Tannehill was absent when the team held its first practice at training camp on Friday. Tannehill, the eighth overall pick out of Texas A&M in the draft, remains unsigned. Tannehill is the first QB since Dan Marino in 1983 to be drafted in the first round by Miami. He started only […]

Cleveland Wraps Up Deal with First Round Pick QB Brandon Weeden

The Browns came to terms with quarterback Brandon Weeden today, wrapping up their 2012 draft class as they were able to get their first pick of the first round, Trent Richardson, inked Tuesday night. Weeden, the No. 22 overall pick out of Oklahoma State, signed his four-year contract today and will be on the practice […]

Dallas Comes to Terms with First Round Pick Morris Claiborne

The Cowboys have come to terms with their first-round pick, as the club inked cornerback Morris Claiborne to a four-year deal Monday. Reports say the deal is worth $16.26 million. No “offset” language is included in the contract, which has a fifth-year option. The Cowboys’ official website later confirmed the deal and said Claiborne’s fully […]

Cleveland Close to Getting a Deal Done with Third Overall Pick Trent Richardson

The Browns are meeting today with the agent for No. 3 overall pick Trent Richardson, and the deal is close, a source told Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer today. Richardson is in town ready to sign the deal and begin practicing. The only outstanding issue is the offset language that the Browns […]

Restrictions May Be Coming in a Deal for Rams Rookie CB Janoris Jenkins

Gone are the days, except for the most elite and “high character” athletes, of risky signing bonuses.  Too many athletes with the “risky behavior” tag have cost teams money, draft picks, and sheer disappointment on the field.  The potential high payout of signing an ultra talented problem athlete still has organizations drooling, but they have […]

Colts and First Pick Andrew Luck Agree to a Four-Year Deal

Colts owner Jim Irsay has been saying for weeks the club is close to an agreement with first overall draft pick Andrew Luck. It now looks like Irsay has got his man under contract. According to Mike Chappell of the Indianapolis Star, the Colts have signed top overall draft pick Andrew Luck to a four-year […]