Jameis Winston's pro day workout wasn't exceptional, but he confirmed he's worthy of being the top pick
Just as Jameis Winston does not plan to attend next month's NFL draft in Chicago, neither does Marcus Mariota, per league sources. Mariota informed the league he plans to be in Hawaii among his family and the community that helped raise him
When asked why the Tampa Bay Buccaneers should make him the No. 1 overall pick in the draft, Jameis Winston didn't hesitate: "Because I'm the best player in the draft."
Patriots owner Robert Kraft took the stand Tuesday in the murder trial of Aaron Hernandez, recalling that the former star tight end told him he was not involved in the death of Odin Lloyd.
Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo says he was willing to take a cut in pay from his $17 million base salary in 2015 to keep DeMarco Murray, who left to sign with the rival Eagles.
Detroit Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy posted pictures of his wing walking in Washington earlier this month -- but the team seems to have no problem with Levy's dangerous offseason activities.
Browns receiver Dwayne Bowe, who had zero touchdown catches last year in Kansas City, thinks he can go "back to the Dwayne Bowe of 2010," when he had 15.
The Baltimore Ravens signed Matt Schaub to be their backup quarterback Tuesday.
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The Eagles' owner and head coach believe Sam Bradford, if healthy, can give Philadelphia a franchise quarterback with Super Bowl potential.
Marcus Mariota still doesn't trump Jameis Winston, but he makes a lot of sense for Tennessee at No. 2.
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University of Missouri's star defensive end, Shane Ray, could be one of the first picked in the 2015 NFL draft. But his road from Kansas City's roughest neighborhood to the Auditorium Theatre stage in downtown Chicago wasn't easy.
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Winston: I've learned from my mistakes
"I haven't changed at all. I've grown," Jameis Winston told SportsCenter. "I've grown into the person I am now, the young man that I am now. And my actions have to speak [to that]. ... At the end of the day, all my mistakes make me a better person. I get to learn from that."
Michael Sam to the CFL?
Jim Popp, GM of the Montreal Alouettes, to the Montreal Gazette: "The indications were [Sam] was ready to come last fall, and he's still not with us. So I really don't know. Seriously, I'd say our chances are 50/50. ... It's Michael who has to make the decision -- and he might never come."
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Kawhi Leonard is a beast if he didn't play for the Spurs he could average 25 and he defends probably doesn't get the credit he deserve
Winston finds comfort in the pocket
Jameis Winston attempted 90.4 percent of his passes from the pocket during his college career, while 80.3 percent of Marcus Mariota's pass attempts came from inside the pocket.
Bowe vows more TDs: 'Sit back and watch'
Dwayne Bowe scored 15 touchdowns in his breakout 2010 season, which landed him a $56 million contract with the Chiefs. Bowe, who signed a two-year deal with the Browns this offseason, has scored 13 touchdowns in the four years since, including zero last season.
Mariota: I'll pass on the draft
Neither Marcus Mariota nor Jameis Winston will attend the NFL draft in Chicago. League sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter Tuesday that Mariota informed the NFL it's important to him, personally and culturally, to be in Hawaii, his home state, to celebrate the next step in his life.
A first for Florida State?
If Jameis Winston is picked in the first round of this year's draft, Florida State will become the first school in the Common Draft era (since 1967) to see three of its QBs taken in the 1st round in the span of five drafts.
Jameis Winston staying home for draft
The QB's decision to not go to Chicago is based on his grandmother: "[S]he can't travel, she has Type-2 diabetes. ... I want the people who I've been with Day 1 to be around me and enjoy this moment." However, he added that he could still change his mind due to outside "pressure." (via NFL Network)
Lions LB walks on wing of plane
How do the Detroit Lions feel about LB DeAndre Levy, who was second in the NFL with 131 tackles last season, walking on the wing of a plane? "The official position," team president Tom Lewand said, "is don't fall."
Fisher big on Winston's work ethic
Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher, center, talks with Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith, left, and GM Jason Licht during Florida State's pro day. Fisher on his ex-QB Jameis Winston: "He's the type of guy that goes to the park at 8 a.m. and doesn't leave until night."
Grading Jameis Winston's pro day
Chris Mortensen notes that the QB fixed some of the flaws that dogged him in past seasons, while Todd McShay adds: "They tried to purposely make this workout difficult for him."
Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter
Marcus Mariota told NFL it is important to him, personally and culturally, to be in Hawaii to celebrate next step in life. No draft for him.
Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter
Like Jameis Winston, Marcus Mariota does not plan to attend NFL Draft in Chicago, per league sources. Top 2 QBs, maybe top 2 picks, now out.
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The following player has visited the team today: - Stevan Ridley
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Romo: Murray asked me to take pay cut
"DeMarco ended up asking me, 'Why don't you take a pay cut?' I said, 'I will. I would take a pay cut to go do this,'" Romo told The Ben and Skin Show on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas. "He was like, 'OK, now we're back to being friends, again.' I would take $5M less if meant getting him back."
Cardinals add QB depth
The Cardinals have signed QB Chandler Harnish to a one-year contract. A 7th-round pick in 2012, Harnish spent last season on the Vikings practice squad.
Williams wants to go at top of draft
At USC's pro day, two-time 1st-team All-American DE Leonard Williams said he wants to go No. 1 overall, but he's a big fan of the Titans coaches, which have the No. 2 pick.