Dallas police looking into Manziel incident
Johnny Manziel | CLE
(February 5, 2016 9:14 PM EST)
Dallas police have initiated a criminal investigation into Johnny Manziel for domestic violence.
Manziel wasn't charged for the latest incident with his ex-girlfriend, but the case was reopened after a complaint was filed on Friday. Legal issues for Manziel continue to pile up. Manziel's situation will be updated when more info is available.
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Hurns expects to resume running soon
Allen Hurns | JAC
(February 5, 2016 8:02 PM EST)
Allen Hurns (thigh) expects to resume running in a month.
Hurns is two weeks removed from sports hernia surgery. He’ll get a slow start to the offseason, but will be ready for OTAs.
Watson says he's been in talks with Saints
Ben Watson | NO
(February 5, 2016 7:48 PM EST)
Free agent TE Ben Watson has been in talks with the Saints.
"I had a good conversation with Sean (Payton) and Mickey (Loomis)," Watson said. "I’d love to be playing there. If not there, we’ll see where else. I think I’ll know more in about a month." Coming off a career year, Watson expects to return for at least one more season. 35-year-old Watson could be willing to settle for a one-year deal.
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Josh Gordon confident he'll be reinstated
Josh Gordon | CLE
(February 5, 2016 7:11 PM EST)
ESPN Cleveland reports suspended WR Josh Gordon is confident he’ll be reinstated.
Commissioner Roger Goodell acknowledged Gordon has applied for reinstatement, but declined to update his status. The league has 60 days to make a decision, so there should be clarity on Gordon prior to the draft. Despite multiple off-field letdowns, Browns VP of football operations Sashi Brown is open to keeping Gordon if reinstated.
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Redskins in talks with Kirk Cousins
Kirk Cousins | WAS
(February 5, 2016 6:07 PM EST)
Redskins president Bruce Allen said the team has opened contract talks with free agent Kirk Cousins.
"We’ve had discussions with his representative," Allen said. "We feel good. Kirk wants to be a Washington Redskin. It will work itself out." Cousins is likely targeting an Alex Smith-type deal after throwing for 4,166 yards and leading the league in completion percentage. Franchising Cousins would cost $19.7 million.
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Thomas Davis (arm) probable for Super Bowl
Thomas Davis | CAR
(February 5, 2016 5:19 PM EST)
Panthers WLB Thomas Davis (arm) is listed as probable for the Super Bowl.
Coach Ron Rivera already confirmed Davis will start. Despite being just two weeks removed from surgery, Davis should play his normal snaps.
T.J. Ward, Stewart upgraded to probable
T.J. Ward | DEN
(February 5, 2016 5:04 PM EST)
Broncos safeties T.J. Ward (ankle) and Darian Stewart (knee) were upgraded to probable for the Super Bowl.
The Broncos listed them questionable on last week's injury report. Both will start after practicing in full the last two days. Chris Harris (shoulder) is also probable.
Archie and Eli weigh in on Peyton's retirement
Peyton Manning | DEN
(February 5, 2016 4:39 PM EST)
Archie and Eli Manning think switching teams could be a deal breaker for Peyton Manning.
"He had some offers last year from teams, some teams talked to him," said Archie. "But I think that was going to be a lot of drama, again, to change teams, that he didn't want to go through. He did do that once, so I don't know that he would want to do that." Eli agreed that playing for a different team would be "tough" for Peyton. All signs are pointing to Sunday being Peyton's last game. Even if the Broncos are interested in keeping him, which seems unlikely, it's doubtful Manning would put himself through another year of wear and tear after missing six games to injury this season.
Lions president keeping tabs on Megatron
Calvin Johnson | DET
(February 5, 2016 4:10 PM EST)
Lions president Rod Wood is hoping to introduce Calvin Johnson to GM Bob Quinn sometime next week.
Wood said he's kept in touch with Johnson, exchanging texts as recently as Wednesday. Johnson hasn't officially announced his retirement yet and the Lions are hoping a sit-down with Quinn will help him change his mind. If Megatron does return in 2016, the Lions will likely have to re-work his contract.
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Haslam: Browns have reached out to Manziel
Johnny Manziel | CLE
(February 5, 2016 4:01 PM EST)
Browns owner Jimmy Haslam said the team has reached out to Johnny Manziel "several times" without a response.
"We're not worried about Johnny Manziel the football player, we're worried about Johnny Manziel the person," said Haslam. Manziel's life is spiraling out of control. He was dropped by his agent on Friday and has reportedly refused to go to rehab despite his family's insistence. The most ominous quote came from Manziel's father, who told the Dallas Morning News, "I truly believe if they can't get him help, he won't live to see his 24th birthday." Manziel is living in denial right now and needs to get help immediately.
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