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ProFootballTalk: It’s Johnny Manziel vs. his playbook

The news cycle surrounding Johnny Manziel’s every move continues as the storyline between he and the Browns’ playbook has reached the front page. Jon Ritchie and Kevin Gilbride discuss this and the competition between Manziel and Brian Hoyer.

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ProFootballTalk: Will Geno Smith be the Jets’ QB for the entire 2014 season?

Jon Ritchie and Kevin Gilbride discuss the quarterback competition between Geno Smith and Michael Vick. Gilbride believes that the Jets want Smith to have the job for the entire season and thinks he has a good chance to achieve that.

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ProFootballTalk: Ray Rice finally speaks to the media after suspension

Ray Rice spoke to the media for the first time since his suspension, but Mike Florio thinks this is something that should have happened much sooner as too much time has passed for Rice to stay this quiet.

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PFT Live: Aldon Smith off field incidents piling up

Mike Florio says hopefully clarity will soon come on the status of 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith. Florio mentions that Smith was recently in Los Angeles for a hearing in connection with his LAX fake bomb threat incident. No charges are going to be filed against Smith but he will be meeting with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on August 8th to discuss potential suspension terms.

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PFT Live: Tyron Smith deal a huge win for Cowboys

Mike Florio explains how a Tyron Smith contract is great for the Cowboys, but not for Smith himself. Florio explains why Tyron Smith is now in a position where he is very much “stuck” in a contract that he will likely want to get out of before the decade is through.

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PFT Live: Sean Payton sets the bar high for 2014 Saints

ProFootballTalk’s Mike Florio is joined by Saints coach Sean Payton at the team’s camp to discuss the team’s training facility in West Virginia, how his team felt about moving camp up north, Jimmy Graham’s role on the team and his preparation for the season, the path to getting a deal done with Graham, Payton’s expectations for the Saints in 2014 and more.

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How many balls can one receiver catch?

The guys of ProFootballTalk discuss the Washington Redskins tweeting out a video of the team’s wide receiver Andre Roberts catching as many footballs as possible.

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Two huge NFL contracts inked

The guys of PFT discuss the huge contract extensions signed by Arizona Cardinals’ cornerback Patrick Peterson and Dallas Cowboys’ offensive tackle Tyron Smith.

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Pressure mounting for Seahawks, Lynch as Week 1 approaches

The guys of PFT discuss Seahawks GM John Schneider’s comments on Marshawn Lynch’s holdout. Mike Florio says that nothing will happen anytime soon on the standoff, but the pressure will be turned on for both sides when the Seahawks prepare to host the Green Bay Packers during Week 1 of the NFL season.

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PFT Live: Patrick Peterson gets paid, which 2011 draftee is next?

Reaching an agreement with the Arizona Cardinals on a five-year contract, Patrick Peterson is the first of the 2011 draft class to receive an extension and Mike Florio wonders which stud from Peterson’s class is next to cash in.

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PFT Live: New leadership kept Kyle Rudolph in Minnesota

Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph joins Mike Florio to discuss how he’s going to spend his money after re-upping with Minnesota, how the addition of Norv Turner was a big factor is signing an extension, who he’d like to see start under center and more.

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ProFootballTalk Whiparound: Saints lighten up practice in a unique way

Russ Thaler and Mike Florio run through the latest news and notes from around the NFL, including the Oakland Raiders possibly moving to San Antonio and the New Orleans Saints playing “American Gladiators” during practice.

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ProFootballTalk: Josh Gordon to appeal positive drug test

The ProFootballTalk crew discusses Browns WR Josh Gordon appealing the positive drug test that resulted in a year-long suspension. Sources tell Mike Florio that the positive test may not be as damaging as was originally thought. Florio says Gordon tested positive by clocking in just one nanogram above the limit.

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ProFootballTalk: David Wilson re-injures neck

The guys of PFT discuss New York Giants running back David Wilson just recently being cleared to play after undergoing neck surgery and then re-injuring his neck after suffering a “neck burner” during practice Tuesday.

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PFT Live: Redskins admit to rushing RGIII, asking him to do the impossible

Though many have already come to this conclusion, Redskins president and GM Bruce Allen has admitted quarterback Robert Griffin III was asked to do too much the year following major knee surgery and should have been granted adequate time to properly recover.

Allen called the act “disrespectful to the game” and Mike Florio says there are plenty of people to blame in this scenario – including the Shanhans and even RGIII himself – for the way things were handled a year ago.

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