Archive for February, 2014

With NFL cap set, 49ers have $15 million of space (Comcast SportsNet Bay Area)

Friday, February 28th, 2014
With the NFL salary cap set at $133 million for the 2014 season, the 49ers are almost exactly $15 million under the limit, according to NFLPA sources. And with the carryover credit of $2.175 million in cap space from last season, the 49ers have $118 million in salaries devoted to the upcoming season. That figure includes the new deal that center Daniel Kilgore signed on Thursday that bumps his salary-cap figure fro $685,000 to $1.022 million for the 2014. Wide receiver Anquan Boldin, safety Donte Whitner, cornerback Tarell Brown and kicker Phil Dawson are among the 49ers scheduled free agents.

Sabres Christian Ehrhoff submits list of teams for potential deal

Friday, February 28th, 2014
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Christian Ehrhoff revealed Friday that he recently complied with Buffalos request to submit a list of eight teams that would make up the no-trade clause of his contract.



Source: http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/nhl/christian-ehrhoff-submits-list-of-teams-for-potential-deal-1.2555243?cmp=rss

San Diego State’s Adam Muema lived in airport for three days after God told him to leave combine (Shutdown Corner)

Friday, February 28th, 2014
Former San Diego State running back Adam Muema gained national recognition for recently leaving the NFL scouting combine because he believed God told him wanted him to leave Indianapolis. Apparently, Muema believed God had more instructions. After leaving Indianapolis and arriving at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, Muema was eventually spotted in the baggage claim area, according to UTSanDiego.com. He was working out in Florida prior to the combine. Muema decided to stay in Fort Lauderdale. No, Muema did not go to his residence. He spent three days living in the airport because that is what God instructed him to do. Here is a portion of UTSanDiego.com’s story: In a phone interview with the U-T Friday morning, Corey Nelson, a linebacker from Oklahoma who has been training with Muema in Florida since January, said Muema called him on Thursday afternoon asking for a ride from the airport. Nelson said Muema was still wearing his NFL combine gear when he got into the car. When asked to describe Muema’s demeanor on Thursday, Nelson said the running back seemed “focused, cheerful and very wise.” “He said he was at the airport for three days straight,” Nelson said. “He was telling me when I picked him up that God told him to stay at the airport and don’t do anything, just stay there. That’s what he did for three days straight. “On the fourth day, he told me he couldn’t do it anymore. He decided to call me.” Leaving the combine was bad enough, but spending three days in an airport will probably scare away most NFL teams. Muema has strong beliefs, but it is hard to imagine many NFL teams investing time and money into a player who might leave their team at any moment, regardless of the explanation. Muema originally stated God said if he left the combine, the Seattle Seahawks would draft him. If that does happen, it would be a miracle. - - - - - - - Anwar S Richardson is a writer for Shutdown Corner on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at NFLAnwar@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter! Follow @AnwarRichardson

Seahawks release Rice, Bryant for salary cap space (Reuters)

Friday, February 28th, 2014
(Reuters) - The Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks made two "extremely tough decisions" when they released wide receiver Sidney Rice and defensive end Red Bryant on Friday to create additional salary cap space. With free agency fast approaching on March 11, Seattle offloaded Rice, who was due $8.5 million in base salary for 2014, and Bryant, who was set to earn $4.5 million. Rice, 27, has been plagued with assorted injuries since signing a five-year contract with the team in 2011 while Bryant, 29, has played limited snaps in his role as a run-stuffing defensive end. "We want to thank both Red and Sidney for their effort, commitment and contribution to the Seattle Seahawks over the last few years," Seahawks general manager John Schneider said in a statement.

NFL salary cap set at $133 million per team (Comcast SportsNet Bay Area)

Friday, February 28th, 2014
The NFL Players Asscociation announced on Friday that the 2014 salary cap has been set at $133 million per team. The 2014 salary cap is set at $133 million per Club, a $10 million increase over the prior year. The $133 million is the per Club salary cap. However, each team may, at its own discretion, carry over unused salary cap room from the prior League Year.

Cardinals release LB Brinkley, fire strength coach (The Associated Press)

Friday, February 28th, 2014
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- The Arizona Cardinals have released inside linebacker Jasper Brinkley and fired strength and conditioning coach John Lott.

NFL roundup: Saints put franchise tag on Graham (The SportsXchange)

Friday, February 28th, 2014
New Orleans Saints All-Pro Jimmy Graham was designated as the team's franchise player on Friday. But that could be just the beginning of a tug of war between the two sides.

Safety Louis Delmas visits Miami Dolphins (National Football Post)

Friday, February 28th, 2014
Recently released from Detroit.

Raiders re-sign OL Khalif Barnes (Comcast SportsNet Bay Area)

Friday, February 28th, 2014
The Raiders re-signed offensive lineman Khalif Barnes to a one-year contract for the sixth time. While his agent wouldnt provide specific terms, he said Barnes could be in line for a significant raise over last year. Im so excited to be back, Barnes said in a statement released by the team. The offensive tackle switched from right to left during training camp, after Jared Veldheer went down with a partially torn triceps.

Raiders re-sign OL Barnes (The SportsXchange)

Friday, February 28th, 2014
The Oakland Raiders re-signed guard/tackle Khalif Barnes, the team announced Friday. Barnes, 31, started all 16 games in 2013, including 11 at left tackle and five at left guard. "I'm so excited to be back," Barnes said in a statement provided by the Raiders.