March 2014


Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor read these words and knew it was time to look around for his next opportunity. "We brought Matt Schaub in to be our starting quarterback and we feel very confident that he is going to be outstanding for us," head coach Dennis Allen said Friday. Pryor, who first requested a trade in January, already had been exposed to an offseason of speculation about the Raiders targeting a quarterback with the No. 5 overall pick -- provided one of the top prospects is available -- and Allen has appeared at multiple quarterback pro days. He is scheduled to attend Johnny Manziel's workout this week after the conclusion of NFL owner's meetings in Orlando.
Mark Sanchez, released Friday by the New York Jets, could be trading places with former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick. Sanchez is expected to sign with the Eagles, ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported Monday, citing an unnamed source. Sanchez would be the third quarterback on the Eagles' roster, joining starter Nick Foles and backup Matt Barkley. Vick signed with the Jets on Friday.
Andrew Cohen of OverTheCap.com breaks down Free Agency's second week for every NFL team from a salary cap perspective.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- The New York Giants continued making over their offensive line with the signing of former Miami Dolphins guard John Jerry on Friday.
ALAMEDA, Calif. -- So much for the talk of Texas A&M's dynamic Johnny Manziel beginning his NFL career with the Oakland Raiders. Or any other quarterback expected to be selected high in the 2014 draft. After being discarded in disgrace by the Houston Texans for a lowly sixth-round pick, Matt Schaub is penciled in as the starting quarterback for the Raiders "for more than just a year or two," according to coach Dennis Allen. Allen, offensive coordinator Greg Olson and Schaub himself were brimming with confidence Friday as they explained to the media how this will be the start, or restart, of something good after the quarterback's stock plunged during a horrendous 2013 in Houston.
The New York Jets made a change at quarterback on Friday, signing free-agent Michael Vick and releasing Mark Sanchez. Vick and the Jets reached agreement on a one-year contract worth up to $5 million, according to reports. He leaves the Philadelphia Eagles after being replaced as the starter last season by Nick Foles. "We are excited to acquire Michael Vick," said Jets offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg, who coached Vick from 2009 to 2012 with the Eagles.
Matt Schaub gets a new start as a starting quarterback with the Oakland Raiders.
Offensive lineman John Jerry signed with the New York Giants, the team announced Friday. Jerry, formerly of the Miami Dolphins, was one of the offensive linemen named in NFL investigator Ted Wells' report of the team's bullying scandal. Jerry, Richie Incognito and Mike Pouncey were named by Wells as players who participated in "a pattern of harassment" against teammate Jonathan Martin, who left the team in October and has since signed with the San Francisco 49ers.
Tight end Michael Palmer re-signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers, agreeing to a one-year contract.
Attorneys for New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning are asking a judge to dismiss a lawsuit brought against him by a New Jersey sports memorabilia dealer. A motion filed Thursday by Manning's attorneys says Eric Inselberg's lawsuit is without merit. The memorabilia dealer from Short Hills filed suit in January against Manning and other people, accusing them of doctoring jerseys, helmets and other equipment to make it look as though they'd been used during play.

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