NFL rumors roundup


Here is a look at some of the top NFL rumors for Friday, May 29:

  • Johnny Manziel: Tony Grossi of ESPNCleveland.com calls the Browns' second-year quarterback a "fish out of water" in his second season with the team. "Manziel didn’t become Johnny Football by handing off or flipping the ball 5 yards to a back in the flat," Grossi wrote, referring to the Browns' conservative offensive game plan. "The Browns aren’t trying to reinvent Manziel. They are, by all appearances, moving on." Look for Josh McCown to have a firm grasp on the starting job heading into the preseason.

  • Sam Bradford: Nine months removed from a second ACL tear on the same knee, Bradford reportedly "doesn't appear remotely close to 100 percent healthy," per Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer. But, McLane adds that Eagles coach Chip Kelly says that just because Bradford doesn't look fully recovered on May 28, it doens't mean that Mark Sanchez will be the starting quarterback in Week 1. Kelly reiterated that Bradford's recovery is on schedule.

  • Larry Donnell: The 6-foot-6 tight end became a goal line target of Eli Manning last season, targeted 92 times on his way to a 63-catch, six touchdown season. Now, the 26-year-old says he is focused on becoming a better blocker. Donnell's poor blocking made him a liability in the second half of last season, according to Jordan Raanan of NJ.com, and improving his run-blocking has been a focus with he and his long-time trainer over the offseason. An improvement in this area could lead to more snaps for Donnell in 2015.