Word on the Street: Mankins likely staying put

Word on the Street: Mankins likely staying put

Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011
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Mankins likely not Chicago-boundThe NFL has announced it will allow teams to begin using the franchise tag option on Feb. 10, despite the fact that it may or may not be part of the next collective bargaining agreement.
While this does not directly impact the Bears, indirectly it could be very meaningful. The New England Patriots are expected to place the franchise tag on Loan Mankins, the lineman that Bears fans have been clamoring over, meaning the Bears will not have the opportunity to negotiate with him. (ChicagoBreakingSports)Dye to retire?

Jermaine Dye may be on his way to retirement. The former south-sider sat out last season rather than accept a minor league contract and then, earlier this year, announced publicly his desire to return. However, he has yet to receive a major-league contract offer.
I would still like to play, but I think my choices have passed and teams have gone with other people, Dye said Wednesday.I will continue to stay in shape and hopefully someone will call. If nothing gets done by the end of the spring, I may call it a career. (Fox Sports)Redskins owner sues newspaperWashington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder sued the Washington City Paper and Atalaya Capital LP, the companies parent company, over a column that he claims defamed him and had anti-Semitic references.
The lawsuit revolves around a cover story entitled "The Cranky Redskins Fan's Guide to Dan Snyder" which included an altered photo of Snyder with horns and a beard. (ChicagoBreakingSports)Cutler received painkiller shot at halftimeNearly two weeks after the NFC Championship game, this story still has legs. Reports are now surfacing that Cutler, who has been accused of not trying hard enough to return from his injury, insisted on receiving a painkiller injection and trying to return to the game. (Chicago Sun Times)Fire sign PuerariOn Thursday the Chicago Fire signed Uruguayan forward Gaston Puerari. Puerari, 24, is the 10th new player to join the squad since the 2010 season ended.
"Gaston is a talented offensive player with the ability to make an impact for our club," Fire technical director Frank Klopas said. "We are excited to bring in a player with quick feet, good passing skills and the ability to finish on goal." (ChicagoBreakingSports)

Ryan Kelly Indianapolis Colts NFL Draft Profile

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Ryan Kelly Indianapolis Colts NFL Draft Profile

As part of our coverage leading up to the 2016 NFL Draft we will provide profiles of more than 150 prospects, including a scouting report and video interviews with each player.

Ryan Kelly (OL), Alabama

6’4” | 311 lbs.

Selection:

1st Round, 18th overall to Indianapolis Colts

Scouting Report:

"Tenacious leader and three­year starter for highly successful Alabama program that puts a heavy emphasis on physical and mental toughness. Kelly might not be a combine warrior, but when the pads are strapped, he plays with enough strength and athleticism to thrive in both gap and zone running schemes. While he could use more mass on his frame, Kelly has the necessary skill­ set and football intelligence to step in and challenge for a starting position right away." - Lance Zierlein, NFL.com

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Shaq Lawson Buffalo Bills NFL Draft Profile

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Shaq Lawson Buffalo Bills NFL Draft Profile

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Shaq Lawson (DL/LB), Clemson

6’3” | 269 lbs.

2015 stats:

59 tackles, 24.5 TFL, 12.5 sacks, FF

Projection:

1st Round

Scouting Report:

"Where He Wins: Shaq Lawson shows a variety of moves to win versus his opponents, displaying intent and awareness as a pass rusher. Lawson will take advantage of linemen who overextend and win around the edge. Then he can win inside after tackles compensate on the edge. He even displayed a successful spin move. He is just as successful against the run as he is rushing the passer." - Josh Norris, Rotoworld.com

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Corey Coleman Cleveland Browns NFL Draft Profile

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Corey Coleman Cleveland Browns NFL Draft Profile

As part of our coverage leading up to the 2016 NFL Draft we will provide profiles of more than 150 prospects, including a scouting report and video interviews with each player.

Corey Coleman (WR), Baylor

5’11” | 194 lbs.

2015 stats:

74 receptions, 1,363 yards, 20 TDs

Selection:

1st Round, 15th overall to Cleveland Browns

Scouting Report:

"Where He Wins: Functional athleticism helped Coleman win both “small” and “big” while at Baylor, and the latter is difficult to find with a 5’11/194 lbs receiver. Coleman will win contested catches, elevating over corners or adjusting with body control to haul in targets. Add that on top of vertical speed, quickness in and out of breaks and yards after catch ability, and Coleman has the tools to be an all-around receiver." - Josh Norris, Rotoworld.com 

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