Goodell: LA projects viable for bringing back team (Yahoo Sports)
(Fri, 24 Apr 2015 14:23:42 PDT)
Roger Goodell says the two stadium projects in the Los Angeles area look promising enough to lead to the return of the NFL to the nation's second-largest city. The NFL commissioner told the Associated Press Sports Editors group Friday that he thinks the projects in Inglewood and Carson are ''viable,'' and have a ''great deal of potential to be successful.'' ''We had presentations earlier this week that are very exciting,'' Goodell said. ''Not just for a return but to continue being successful going forward.'' St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke is involved in the Inglewood project, while the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders have combined to work on the Carson proposal.
Chiefs' Dorsey still speaking with Houston's representatives (Yahoo Sports)
(Fri, 24 Apr 2015 12:19:18 PDT)
Kansas City Chiefs general manager John Dorsey says he's spoken to representatives of All-Pro linebacker Justin Houston ''in the last three days'' as the sides negotiate a long-term contract. Speaking in advance of next week's draft, Dorsey said Friday that the lines of communication remain open with Houston, who has been given the franchise tag but has yet to sign his tender. Houston then broke Derrick Thomas's franchise record with 22 sacks last season, a virtuoso performance that sent his value soaring.
Dolphins officials duck questions about underachiever Jordan (Yahoo Sports)
(Fri, 24 Apr 2015 14:36:22 PDT)
When given a chance Friday to voice support for underachieving defensive end Dion Jordan, Miami Dolphins officials took a pass. The overall No. 3 pick in the 2013 draft skipped voluntary workouts this week, raising questions about his status. General manager Dennis Hickey and new executive vice president of football operations Mike Tannenbaum met with reporters to talk about next week's draft, but the conversation quickly turned to Jordan's absence from the workouts. ''And if somebody chooses not to be here, that's obviously their decision.'' Later, after Hickey talked about the need to draft players who love football, he and Tannenbaum were asked if Jordan had that kind of love for the game.
Tottenham could share new stadium with NFL team (Yahoo Sports)
(Fri, 24 Apr 2015 08:30:49 PDT)
Wembley Stadium may not be the only London venue in the NFL's future. Premier League club Tottenham is reportedly interested in hosting an NFL team at its planned new stadium if the NFL puts a full-time franchise in London. British media reported that Tottenham's stadium could include a retractable playing surface that would allow grass and artificial turf to be alternated for soccer and American football games. Tottenham's design for the 400 million pound, 61,000-seat stadium also includes larger locker rooms that could be used by NFL teams.
Redskins WR DeSean Jackson set to appear on BET reality show (Yahoo Sports)
(Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:20:28 PDT)
NEW YORK (AP) -- Washington Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson is coming to reality TV.