Cleveland Browns interested in re-signing Brian Hoye

Cleveland Browns HeadquartersBrian Hoyer could be back in Cleveland next season. The Browns have reached out to the veteran quarterback about a new contract, Hoyer’s agent told Ohio.com.

“We never got to the numbers part,” the agent, Joe Linta, said on Saturday. “They called and said they were interested in bringing him back.”

Hoyer, who started 13 games for Cleveland in 2014, is scheduled to become a free agent on March 10. He has repeatedly said he would like to return to the Browns, but his decision will hinge on whether the team is willing to give him a shot to compete with Johnny Manziel for the starting job.

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arizona cardinal, J - XVA source told Alex Marvez of FOX Sports late Tuesday night that the Arizona Cardinals are working to finalize a deal that would make Dick LeBeau the team’s linebackers coach.

LeBeau would replace Mike Caldwell, who is joining the staff of recently hired New York Jets coach Todd Bowles, who was the Cardinals defensive coordinator the past two seasons. The Cardinals could fill the coordinator position from within, given comments made by head coach Bruce Arians. Outside linebackers coach James Bettcher and defensive backs coach Nick Rapone are names that have been floated in various reports.

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NFL To Investigate Claims New England Patriots Used Deflated Balls

footballThe NFL have confirmed that they are investigating whether the New England Patriots used a deflated ball in their victory over the Indianapolis Colts during Sunday’s AFC Championship game.

NFL spokesman Michael Signora said the matter is being looked into but could not offer further comment when asked how many instances are in question and what possible punishment, if any, the Patriots could face.

According to a report on the NFL’s website, a ball was taken off the field and out of circulation during New England‘s 45-7 win over the visiting Colts that clinched a place in the Super Bowl against the Seattle Seahawks.

Pats file tampering charges over Jets’ Revis comment

Darrelle-RevisNew York Jets owner Woody Johnson couldn’t get away with a simple mea culpa after commenting on Darrelle Revis at a news conference last month.

The New England Patriots filed tampering charges against the Jets and asked the NFL to look into Johnson’s comments, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported, according to a league source. The charges were filed weeks ago.

During a Dec. 29 press conference, Johnson spoke glowingly about the New England Patriots corner, saying he would “love for Darrelle to come back” to New York.

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