Bucs QB Jameis Winston earns starting role
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
As expected, Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith named Jameis Winston his starting quarterback Friday, reports the Tampa Bay Times.

Winston was competing with quarterback Mike Glennon for the starting role. Winston was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2015 draft and will receive the majority of the first-team repetitions during training camp.

"We brought him in here to be our quarterback," Smith said, per NFL.com.


Seahawks QB Russell Wilson agrees to contract extension
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
The Seahawks agreed to a contract extension with quarterback Russell Wilson on Friday, CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora confirmed.

The extension is for four years and $87.6 million. The deal includes a $31 million signing bonus and an estimated $60 million in guaranteed money. Wilson confirmed the four year extension on his Twitter account. 

Wilson has one Super Bowl win and has thrown for 72 touchdowns with 26 interceptions in his three-year career.


Cowboys QB Tony Romo intends to practice more
by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo said he plans to ramp up his level of activity during training camp, planning to practice for three days in a row at times, per the Dallas Morning-News

Romo, who has battled back issues for the last several seasons, did not practice in more than consecutive days last training camp. 

"I think we'll practice more this year than we did last year, but at the same time it's not out of the realm to go two-and-one sometimes (two days on, one off) and I think the plan is we'll have some where we go three in a row," Romo said. "We'll see how it goes."


NFL upholds Tom Brady's four-game suspension
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell upheld the four-game suspension of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, the NFL announced Tuesday.

Brady had been appealing the suspension after he was suspended for four games in May following his alleged involvement in under inflating game balls.

During the investigation, it was revealed that Brady destroyed his cell phone, which was allegedly used to communicate with equipment managers regarding the air pressure in the ball.

"[Roger] Goodell found that Brady's deliberate destruction of potentially relevant evidence went beyond a mere failure to cooperate in the investigation and supported a finding that he had sought to hide evidence of his own participation in the underlying scheme to alter the footballs," the NFL said in a statement.


Dolphins re-sign quarterback Josh Freeman
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
Less than a week after releasing him, the Dolphins re-signed quarterback Josh Freeman on Tuesday, reports the Palm Beach Post.

Freeman is competing for a backup role on the team. He is a former first-round pick of the Buccaneers.


Shoulder issue has Steelers QB Bruce Gradkowski sidelined
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
Steelers backup quarterback Bruce Gradkowski has been dealing with a sore shoulder for most of the last two months and is not ready for training camp.

"A couple weeks ... I'm not sure," he told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review about a timetable for his return. "It's nothing serious. I am thankful that we have a long training camp and we have plenty of time."

Gradkowski will almost certainly be out when his team plays in the Hall of Fame Game on Aug. 9.


Browns coach Pettine: Josh McCown the 'likely' QB starter
by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
Browns coach Mike Pettine, during a session with local reporters on the verge of the team's training camp, reiterated that veteran Josh McCown is the likely starter at quarterback, with Johnny Manziel entrenched in the No. 2 spot, per the Akron Beacon Journal

Pettine added that while he couldn't guarantee McCown would start in the season opener against the Jets, that the experienced signal-caller is firmly the team's top choice at the position heading into camp. 


Redskins QB Colt McCoy confident he can still start in NFL
by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
Heading into training camp, Colt McCoy remains confident that he can be a starter in the NFL but also realizes the Redskins' QB role belongs to Robert Griffin III, per The Washington Post

McCoy, who signed a one-year deal with Washington after starting one game last season, said he decided to return to the Redskins based on the coaching staff and not his chances to play this year. Even though Griffin is the incumbent, McCoy believes he could step in and contribute.

"I don't think I would be continuing to play if I didn't believe in my heart that I could start every week in this league," he said.


Report: Seahawks offer QB Russell Wilson $21 million annually
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
The Seahawks have offered quarterback Russell Wilson a deal worth $21 million per year, sources have told Pro Football Talk.

That is only one million annually less than what Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is earning and he is the highest-paid player at his position in the NFL.

Wilson and his team remain at an impasse in contract negotiations with training camp set to open Friday.


Report: Browns QB Johnny Manziel works with Jon Gruden
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
Browns embattled quarterback Johnny Manziel has at least improved his work ethic since last summer, when he focused more on partying than improving his game.

He worked with quarterback guru and former NFL coach Jon Gruden last week in Tampa, sources have told WalterFootball.com. Manziel is trying to adapt his style and skill set into the NFL game. The sessions with Gruden were a combination of film study and working on mechanics.

Manziel suffered through a miserable rookie season, then checked himself into an alcohol rehab facility. He is currently the backup to starter Josh McCown, but his spring work has reportedly been unimpressive.


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