Morris Claiborne could go to Minnesota Vikings

To follow up on what we’re hearing, a league source reinforced that the Minnesota Vikings are leaning toward drafting LSU CB Morris Claiborne. Minnesota has Claiborne rated highest on their draft board and the team reportedly likes him more than USC OT Matt Kalil.

Also, Cleveland appears to be leaning toward taking Oklahoma State QB Brandon Weeden with the No. 22 pick, league sources said.

Shiancoe set for visit with Seahawks

Vikings free-agent TE Visanthe Shiancoe will visit the Seahawks within the next few days, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.

Cardinals reach terms with OT Snyder

Former 49ers OT Adam Snyder has agreed to terms on a contract with the Cardinals, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.

Cowboys reach terms on three-year deal with Orton

The team agreed to a three-year contract Wednesday with Kyle Orton, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.

Patriots apply franchise tag to WR Welker

The New England Patriots have used their franchise tag on WR ​Wes Welker​, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.

Cover Two Podcast: Clinton Portis, unplugged

With new co-host Jason Smith of “NFL Fantasy Live” in mix, the re-birth of “The Cover Two Podcast” hits some hot topics with the perfect person to address them: outspoken free-agent RB Clinton Portis.

Cover Two Podcast: Down with Phife and the Tribe

The “Cover Two Podcast” delivers a lot of football talk by football people with weekly guests from around the NFL. We flipped things this week and were joined by hip-hop legend Malik “Phife Dawg” Taylor of the iconic group A Tribe Called Quest.

Cover Two Podcast: A couple of bad men

We know that Texans LB Connor Barwin is a bad man, but so bad that the Jaguars fired coach Jack Del Rio and then owner Wayne Weaver sold the team, all after Barwin recorded four sacks against two quarterbacks in a 20-13 Texans win in Jacksonville on Sunday?

Cover Two Podcast: Things get heated over Tebow

Since it’s Thanksgiving week, we decided to do some home cooking on the “Cover Two Podcast”, and NFL Network’s Charles Davis and NFL.com fantasy guru Michael Fabiano stopped through to eat.

Cover Two Podcast: Eagles back D-Jax

Eagles OT Todd Herremans was a guest on Tuesday’s “Cover Two Podcast,” shedding some light on what’s gone wrong in Philadelphia while providing a teammate’s perspective on the benching of WR DeSean Jackson.

Cover Two Podcast: Which are legit playoff teams?

In conjunction with NFL.com’s midseason awards and projections this week, the podcast looked heavily at what teams have a realistic shot at the playoffs — like Chicago — and what teams are on greased skids to start getting heavily into draft preparation.

Cover Two Podcast: Chat with Cushing; Tebow talk

Texans linebacker Brian Cushing is playing better than just about any defender in the NFL and is the driving force behind Houston’s vastly improved defense. He joined the Cover Two Podcast to discuss his strong start.

Cover Two Podcast: T.O. opens up

We all know that free agent WR Terrell Owens tore the ACL in his left knee and that he’s recovered to the point where he held a public workout this week so teams at least have video of his progress — although none attended in person. How he suffered the injury wasn’t widely known — until now.

Cover Two Podcast: Willis talks 49ers’ hot start

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis joined this week’s Cover Two Podcast and said the team’s 4-1 start stems from a lack of individualism and an understanding that they’re far from a finished product.

Cover Two Podcast: Driver wants to play until 40

Packers wide receiver Donald Driver, 36, said he plans to play until he’s 40 and that unbeaten Green Bay will “let everybody chase us while we chase something greater.”

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