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NFL franchise tag deal deadline: What’s the latest with Le’Veon Bell, other players?

Sunday, July 15th, 2018

SportsPulse: USA TODAY Sports' Mike Jones on the three things NFL fans should keep an eye on heading into training camps. For NFL players still on the franchise tag, Monday represents the last opportunity to secure some long-term security before the season. Four remain under the designation ahead of the deadline to reach a multi-year contract (wide receiver Jarvis Landry was tagged by the Miami Dolphins but was later traded to the Cleveland Browns and signed a five-year, $75 million contract). While a hefty payout awaits those who don't reach an agreement with their respective teams, the one-year arrangement leaves plenty of uncertainty.  Here's a closer look at where all four players stand ahead

Believe it or not, the AFC North is a division on the rise

Saturday, July 14th, 2018

I was speaking with a family friend from Chicago at a birthday party recently when the discussion inevitably switched to professional football. Naturally, he proclaimed to be a lifelong Chicago Bears fan. He lamented about the team’s recent struggles and how long it had been since the team felt like a real contender in the NFC North. I countered with what a great player Walter Payton had been and said the fans would always have memories of that dominant 1985 Bears Super Bowl Championship team. I reminded him that this year’s team might be much improved with impressive young quarterback Mitch Trubisky, the two-headed monster tandem in the backfield that the Steelers witnessed up close and personal

NFL Supplemental Draft 2018: Giants take Beal in round three

Wednesday, July 11th, 2018

Sam Beal became the first player taken in the NFL Supplemental Draft for three years as the New York Giants selected him in the third round. Western Michigan cornerback Beal is the highest pick in the Supplemental Draft since Josh Gordon was selected in the second round by the Cleveland Browns in 2012. The Giants will now forfeit their third-round pick in the 2019 draft.

LeBron James left Cleveland and media forgot the Indians exist

Monday, July 2nd, 2018

The Cleveland Indians’ Jose Ramirez took notice of the media forgetting about his division-leading team. With LeBron James out of Cleveland, and the Cavaliers’ remaining roster not exactly on track to challenge the Eastern Conference in the immediate future, there’s room for another successful  team to take over the Cleveland media cycle. For some reason, everyone is forgetting that the Indians could be – and actually already are – that winning team.

Baker Mayfield makes it Instagram official: He’s engaged

Saturday, June 30th, 2018

Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield gets engaged to girlfriend Emily Wilkerson. (AP Photo) The positive news continues for former Heisman Trophy winner and former Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield. Nearly two months ago, he was uncertain where

Baker Mayfield fires back at Colin Cowherd for constant criticism (Video)

Thursday, June 21st, 2018

Baker Mayfield has no time for Colin Cowherd’s flimsy criticism. Cowherd, who hosts a show on FS1, made it pretty clear in the lead up to the NFL draft that he was not a proponent of Mayfield, the Heisman Trophy-winning Oklahoma quarterback who went on to be selected No. 1 overall by the Cleveland Browns. Despite Mayfield’s consistently excellent play, Cowherd pointed to things like his size and character to detract him as an NFL prospect and once deemed Mayfield “undraftable” because of his infamous February 2017 arrest.

CFL coach Jones: Manziel should be in NFL

Thursday, June 21st, 2018

Despite not utilizing Johnny Manziel in his team's season opener last week, Hamilton Tiger-Cats coach June Jones believes the former first-round pick by the Cleveland Browns should be playing for a team in the NFL. "I've been pleasantly surprised the last three weeks what a good teammate he is, how smart he is, how he sees the game,'' Jones told ESPN.com. "He should be playing in the National Football League, and I believe he will when he gets through with us.'' Manziel signed a two-year contract with the Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League after not finding any NFL takers during his stint in The Spring League.

CFL coach Jones: Manziel should be in NFL

Thursday, June 21st, 2018

Despite not utilizing Johnny Manziel in his team's season opener last week, Hamilton Tiger-Cats coach June Jones believes the former first-round pick by the Cleveland Browns should be playing for a team in the NFL. "I've been pleasantly surprised the last three weeks what a good teammate he is, how smart he is, how he sees the game,'' Jones told ESPN.com. "He should be playing in the National Football League, and I believe he will when he gets through with us.'' Manziel signed a two-year contract with the Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League after not finding any NFL takers during his stint in The Spring League.

June Jones: QB Johnny Manziel ‘growing up, should be’ in NFL

Thursday, June 21st, 2018

Johnny Manziel didn't play in the Hamilton Tiger-Cats opener against Calgary, but coach June Jones says the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner should be playing in the NFL. "I've been pleasantly surprised the last three weeks what a good teammate he is, how smart he is, how he sees the game,'' Jones told ESPN.com. "He should be playing in the National Football League and I believe he will when he gets through with us.'' The Cleveland Browns released Manziel in March of 2016, two years after the former Texas A&M star was the No. 22 overall pick of the NFL draft.

Texans claim OT Johnson off waivers from Browns

Wednesday, June 20th, 2018

A day after he was waived by the Cleveland Browns, offensive tackle Roderick Johnson was claimed by Houston, the Texans announced on Wednesday. A fifth-round pick out of Florida State in 2017, Johnson didn't see the field in the regular season with Cleveland, spending his entire rookie campaign on injured reserve with a sprained medial collateral ligament and meniscus damage in his knee. The Browns waived him on Tuesday to make room for Greg Robinson, the No. 2 overall pick in 2014 who flamed out with the St. Louis/Los Angeles Rams and was waived midseason last year by the Detroit Lions.