The Browns are trying to sign Brian Hoyer to a contract extension. ProFootballTalk’s Mike Florio breaks down what this means for Johnny Manziel going forward. Florio says without knowing the terms of the contract, it is impossible to tell if the Browns see Hoyer as a long-term starter or backup.
The ProFootballTalk crew gets you caught up with the latest news and notes from around the league including Teddy Bridgewater’s unique training system that involves the Madden video game.
Browns’ QB Johnny Manziel spoke to reporters regarding his off the field activities. Manziel defended his right to enjoy his life during his free time. The PFT crew discusses.
Mike Florio discusses the Redskins signing Jerry Rice Jr. and wonders whether it might be better for the receiver to go play in Canada before jumping into the NFL.
Mike Florio discusses Adrian Peterson saying that he will be more careful going forward and that he will not “fight for every yard” as the RB thinks more seriously about his health and longevity. Will Peterson really change the way he plays to add years to his career?
The guys of PFT discuss the Oakland A’s agreeing to a ten-year lease to stay at O.co Coliseum and how that could potentially impact the Raiders’ decision to relocate, Jerry Rice Jr. signing with the Washington Redskins, Jadeveon Clowney’s agent saying that the Texans LB considered sitting out pro day because of his groin, Joe Montana offering advice to Johnny Manziel, Manziel being drafted by the Harlem Globetrotters and more.
The guys of PFT discuss Adrian Peterson saying that he wants to take better care of his body so that he can break Emmitt Smith’s rushing record. Peterson said in an interview that he will avoid taking the extra hit for the extra yard, but Mike Florio thinks that is easier said than done.
Mike Florio and Erik Kuselias take a whip around the day’s top headlines in the NFL including, the NFL and plaintiffs announcing a revised concussion settlement, Pittsburgh’s offensive coordinator Todd Haley saying that his wide receivers group is as deep a group as he’s been around, Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner saying that QB Teddy Bridgewater can make every throw and more.
The guys of PFT discuss the Colts anticipating Trent Richardson to be a three-down back despite his rough start with the team last season after being traded to Indianapolis from Cleveland.
Erik Kuselias and Mike Florio discuss Aldon Smith unlikely to be playing for the 49ers at the start of the season, the LB’s upcoming sentencing on July 25 for multiple felony weapons charges and a DUI, whether Smith can stay out of trouble for the next month and more.
Mike Florio discusses Eagles coach Chip Kelly never apologizing for shipping well known players out of Philly as he is adamant about having a team that responds well to his coaching style.
Mike Florio talks to Browns beat writer Mary Kay Cabot about how teammates are responding to Johnny Manziel’s rowdy lifestyle, what could have been if the Browns had picked Teddy Bridgewater and who the Week 1 starting QB will be in Cleveland.
Mike Florio discusses San Francisco 49ers LB Aldon Smith potentially missing Week 1 of the NFL season due to his off-field incidents. Smith faces up to four years in jail after pleading no contest to multiple felony weapons charges and a DUI charge from last September. Sources close to Smith expect that there will be no jail time if the LB stays out of trouble from now until July 25.