AP sources: Eagles deal running back McCoy for Bills' Alonso (Yahoo Sports)
LeSean McCoy will lead Rex Ryan's ''ground and pound'' running attack for the Buffalo Bills next season. Two people familiar with the deal told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the Philadelphia Eagles have agreed to trade McCoy, their star running back, to the Bills for linebacker Kiko Alonso. McCoy had an inconsistent season last year after leading the NFL with 1,607 yards rushing in 2013. Buffalo's 2010 first-round draft pick told the NFL Network the Bills informed him of the trade, and told him ''they were going in that direction, pretty much giving me a 'Thank you for your service.''' ''Nothing has changed,'' Spiller said about his offseason approach.
Jameis Winston has predraft meeting with Buccaneers (Yahoo Sports)
Jameis Winston met with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, hoping to make a good impression on the team considering taking the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback with the first pick in the NFL draft. The Bucs confirmed the former Florida State star was in town Tuesday to sit down with club officials who will be involved in deciding whether to draft Winston. Another quarterback option being considered by the Bucs is Marcus Mariota, the 2014 Heisman winner from Oregon.
Trooper: Fingerprints show victim in Hernandez's rented car (Yahoo Sports)
A state police trooper who specializes in fingerprint analysis testified Tuesday in the murder trial of Aaron Hernandez that the fingerprints of the former NFL player and his alleged victim, Odin Lloyd, were found inside a car that was allegedly used to drive Lloyd to his death. Prosecutors say Hernandez, then a New England Patriot tight end, and two friends, Carlos Ortiz and Ernest Wallace, picked up Lloyd from his home early on the morning of June 17, 2013, shortly before he was killed. Hernandez also is charged in another case with the fatal shootings of two men in 2012, and prosecutors previously suggested as a possible motive for Lloyd's death that Hernandez may have showed Lloyd the spot where the double slayings took place.
AP Source: Greg Hardy to meet with NFL officials (Yahoo Sports)
Panthers defensive end and soon-to-be free agent Greg Hardy will meet with NFL officials in New York on Wednesday to discuss his domestic violence case, a person familiar with the situation said Tuesday. NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said the league had no comment. The NFL has said it is investigating Hardy's case. Hardy potentially faces up to a six-game suspension from the NFL for violating its domestic abuse policy even though the charges against him were dismissed.
Eagles release cornerback Cary Williams (Yahoo Sports)
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Philadelphia Eagles released cornerback Cary Williams.
Agency files to trademark 'Famous Jameis' for Winston (Yahoo Sports)
The marketing agency that represents Jameis Winston is trying to trademark ''Famous Jameis,'' the popular nickname for the Heisman Trophy during his two years at Florida State. Online records with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office indicate The Legacy Agency filed the trademark on behalf of Winston on Feb. 5. Russ Spielman, a partner of The Legacy Agency, told ESPN.com that the move was made to protect Winston's intellectual property and they hope to use the trademark for ''way down the line.'' Winston won the Heisman and led Florida State to the national championship as a redshirt freshman in 2013 and guided the Seminoles to the College Football Playoff semifinals last season.
Ex-Auburn quarterback Marshall trying to find NFL home (Yahoo Sports)
Nick Marshall is willing to play anywhere in the NFL. So, he spent Auburn's pro day Tuesday throwing passes, displaying his athletic ability in defensive back drills and fielding punts. It's the latest audition for a player who started his college career as a defensive back at Georgia and, as a quarterback, led Auburn into the national championship game two years ago. ''I'm locked into defensive back right now,'' said Marshall, the last of 21 NFL hopefuls leaving the practice field.
Australian rugby star Hayne signs 3-year deal with 49ers (Yahoo Sports)
Australian rugby star Jarryd Hayne is getting his shot to play in the NFL. Hayne passed a physical and signed a three-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers on Tuesday. Hayne decided last year to give up his career in the Australian National Rugby League to pursue an NFL job across the world. The 27-year-old Hayne, who is 6-foot-2 and 220 pounds, held a news conference in Sydney to announce he would join the 49ers.
Russell Wilson will be in Rangers camp March 28 (Yahoo Sports)
Two-time Super Bowl quarterback Russell Wilson is set for his second appearance at spring training with the Texas Rangers. The Seattle Seahawks quarterback is scheduled to visit the Arizona camp March 28. Like he did in a visit last spring, Wilson is expected to go through a morning workout with the Rangers, address minor leaguers and be in uniform for an exhibition game. It is unlikely that he will play in the game against the San Diego Padres.
No franchise tag for Detroit's Suh as deadline passes (Yahoo Sports)
Ndamukong Suh can test the open market when free agency begins March 10 after the Detroit Lions did not use the franchise tag on the star defensive tackle. The deadline for teams to designate franchise or transition players came and went Monday, and the Lions did not say anything publicly about their decision. There was only a report early in the day on the team's website saying the franchise tag's price of around $27 million for Suh proved too daunting. Last month, general manager Martin Mayhew said he was optimistic about getting a deal done with Suh, but the franchise tag may have been the team's best source of leverage, and actually using it could have come at a prohibitive cost.