Pagano: Colts Are Ahead Of Schedule

chuck-pagno-coltsThe Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano is very pleased with how his teams looks as the Colts enter their second week of OTAs.

“We are further ahead, I think, then we’ve ever been at this point in any offseason, since we’ve been here.” Pagano told reporters yesterday.

The Colts have made the postseason, and advanced a round further in each year under Pagano, including last year when they made it to the AFC Championship game before losing to the New England Patriots in what has now know as Deflategate.

Bradford And Sanchez To Compete For Eagles’ Starting QB Job

Eagles-QBsIt appears that the Philadelphia Eagles are not ready to hand the reigns over to quarterback Sam Bradford just yet. Bradford is still recovering from his second ACL tear in as many seasons, and he did participate in any seven-on-seven or team drills during three days of organized team activities (OTAs) this week.

“He’s on schedule,” coach Chip Kelly said. “We all think there’s three phases. There’s medical rehab. There is performance rehab, and then there’s prepared to play. He’s probably right on the tail end of medical rehab.”

Adrian Peterson Skips Vikings OTAs

adrian-petersonAdrian Peterson is not too happy with the Minnesota Vikings and it could cost him. Jason La Canfora fills you in.

Is anyone really surprised that Pterson is not at OTAs? The 30-year-old running back feels disrespected by the way the Vikings didn’t support him during his entire child abuse case.

The problem for Peterson and his agent is that he has no leverage here, He is set to make $12.8 million in base salary this year. That’s over $5 million more than any other running back in the NFL. In a league that doesn’t value running backs much these days, that is a huge premium to pay Peterson.

NFL Games To Be Played In Mexico And Germany

wembley-londonPittsburgh Steelers president Art Rooney II feels the NFL will be holding games in Mexico and Germany within the next five years.

Rooney, one of the members of the NFL’s International Committee, is optimistic the league will stage games in two more countries. He spent time during the recent owners meetings working on the expansion of the league’s global footprint.

“If I had to put a timetable on it, I would be disappointed if we don’t have games in those two countries within the next five years,” Rooney told the team’s website.

NFL Suspends Buffalo Bills Defensive Tackle For One Game

buffalo_bills_flagThe Buffalo Bills will be without star defensive tackle Marcell Dareus when they meet the Indianapolis Colts on September 13. The two-time Pro Bowl selection will miss the game after being suspended without pay by the NFL for violating the league’s substance abuse policy.

The punishment stems from Dareus being arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia after being stopped by Alabama State Police on May 5. Dareus avoided trial, during which he would have faced felony drug charges, by agreeing to enter an NFL substance abuse program in August.

NFL Offseason Contract Disputes

Jason La Canfora joins Jamie Erdahl to talk about the contract situations of Adrian Peterson, Russell Wilson, Justin Houston, Muhammad Wilkerson and Eric Weddle.

Players’ Union Asks Court To Hold Goodell In Contempt

Roger-GoodellThe NFL players’ union has asked a federal court to hold the league and Commissioner Roger Goodell in contempt over the Adrian Peterson case, sating that they:

“have deliberately ignored both the court’s decision from 11 weeks ago and our repeated requests to comply with that order.””

On Feb. 26, the NFL was ordered to change its decision to suspend Peterson indefinitely after he injured his 4-year-old son with a wooden switch last year in an attempt to apply discipline. He missed all but one game while on the commissioner’s exempt list.

Patriots Owner Caves And Won’t Appeal Team’s Fine Or Draft Penalties

deflate-gateNew England Patriots owner Robert Kraft on Tuesday fell into line with his fellow owners, saying that he will not oppose the $1 million fine and loss of two draft choices the NFL penalized the team for its role in deflate gate.

At the owners meetings, Kraft said he was putting the league before his franchise, a move that had upset Patriots Nation, because he wants to defer to Goodell and reaffirmed his faith in Goodell’s leadership of the league.

The Patriots were stripped of first- and fourth-round draft picks, fined $1 million and had Tom Brady suspended four games. The NFLPA already announced it will appeal Brady’s suspension.

Jason La Canfora: The Six QB’s Under Scrutiny In 2015

CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora takes a look at 6 quarterbacks that need to make significant strides in 2015 if their teams are going to be successful, including RGIII and Ryan Tannehill.

Gottlieb: Brady appeals suspension

Doug Gottlieb discusses Tom Brady appealing his suspension and the New England Patriots response to the Wells Report.