Michael Johnson expects Cincinnati Bengals' DL to recapture success - ESPN
With Michael Johnson officially a member of the Cincinnati Bengals again, the big question surrounding the organization is this: Can the defensive line recapture the success it had the last time Johnson was part of it? Not one to mince words, Johnson, in only the pointed way he knows how, said he unequivocally believes it will. "We're going to get that and then some," Johnson said on a conference call with reporters Sunday afternoon.
Cincinnati Bengals: Michael Johnson improves pass rush
The Cincinnati Bengals entered the offseason needing to improve their defense, and so far they have done a fairly good job to reach that goal. Adding a linebacker like A.J. Hawk has provided depth to a linebacker corps that has had some injury issues in the past few years. Hawk may not be an elite player, but he is certainly a dependable one. The biggest area of need on defense for the Bengals this offseason, was to add some help to a pass-rush that was non-existent in 2014. In total last season, the Bengals only had 20 sacks as a team, which was the worst in the NFL. A frightening stat was that both Justin Houston (22.0) of the Kansas City Chiefs and J.J. Watt (20.5) of the Houston Texans had more sacks individually than the Bengals had as a team.
Browns offered a first-round pick for Sam Bradford - NFL.com
The Philadelphia Eagles weren't the only team pursuing Sam Bradford when the new league year kicked off last week. NFL Media's Charley Casserly reported on Monday's edition of NFL AM that the Cleveland Browns offered a first-round draft pick for Bradford. Casserly's source did not specify whether the Browns' offer was made to the Rams, Eagles or both teams.
We Asked 14 Retired NFL Players: Would You Do It Again?
With Chris Borland's retirement from the San Francisco 49ers at age 24, the question of whether an NFL career is worth the potential price is coming up yet again. This makes it a good time to turn to the people with the most informed opinions on the subject: former NFL players.
The NFL Holds Roger Goodell In Higher Regard Than President Obama
SB Nation's Eric Sollenberger has been hanging out at South by Southwest this week, and he attended a panel called "Now Athletes are Funny: Power of Comedy and Sports." One of the panelists speaking was Adam Richenbach, an executive producer at Funny Or Die Sports who, as Sollenberger tells it, shared an anecdote about NFL commissioner Roger Goodell's legendarily tight ass.
Report: If Eagles can trade Barkley, they’ll likely sign Tebow | ProFootballTalk
Tim Tebow to the Eagles isn't dead yet. Although the Eagles didn't sign Tebow after working him out this week, they still might, according to Dianna Marie Russini of NBC 4 in Washington.
Some veteran receivers are getting no sniffs | ProFootballTalk
For several players, the free-agency market for receivers has been better than expected. For others, it's been worse. Randall Cobb got $10 million per year to stay with the Packers, and Jeremy Maclin will be paid $11 million per year to go to the Chiefs.
Report: Jermaine Gresham may need back surgery | ProFootballTalk
Tight end Jermaine Gresham is one of the few unsigned players left from PFT's original list of the top 100 free agents this offseason and a back injury may be a big part of the reason why he hasn't landed a job.