List/Grid Monthly Archives: May 2012

Seahawks Make Right Move, Turn Down Hard Knocks: Fan Reaction (Yahoo! Contributor Network)

Seahawks Make Right Move, Turn Down Hard Knocks: Fan Reaction (Yahoo! Contributor Network)

The Seattle Seahawks obviously want to make national headlines, but they would rather do it by winning games on the field. They reportedly had an opportunity to be featured on… Read more »

Raiders Should Give Brian Banks a Tryout: Fan’s Look (Yahoo! Contributor Network)

Raiders Should Give Brian Banks a Tryout: Fan’s Look (Yahoo! Contributor Network)

As a fan of the Oakland Raiders, I’m used to hearing hard-luck stories about our players. Just today Raiders wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey pled not guilty to a drunk driving… Read more »

Report: Vilma said he didn’t get to see evidence (The SportsXchange)

Report: Vilma said he didn’t get to see evidence (The SportsXchange)

New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma said he did not cooperate with the NFL’s investigation of the Saints bounty system, because NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell would not show him the… Read more »

How NFL Quarterbacks Fare After Seasons with 40-Plus Touchdown Passes: Fan’s Take (Yahoo! Contributor Network)

How NFL Quarterbacks Fare After Seasons with 40-Plus Touchdown Passes: Fan’s Take (Yahoo! Contributor Network)

As a Green Bay Packers enthusiast, I’m eager to see the encore performance from Aaron Rodgers after he finished the 2011-12 NFL regular season with a touchdown-to-interception ratio of 45-to-6…. Read more »

Robert Griffin III’s arm has already earned legendary status at Redskins camp (Yahoo! Sports)

Robert Griffin III’s arm has already earned legendary status at Redskins camp (Yahoo! Sports)

The rookie quarterback has made a strong impression in workouts, zipping passes 70 yards while rolling to his left.

Jags sign CB Harris, waive Trent (The SportsXchange)

Jags sign CB Harris, waive Trent (The SportsXchange)

Cornerback Mike Harris became the second of the Jaguars’ six draft picks to sign a contract. Terms were not disclosed.

NFL roundup: Vitt expects Brees in camp (The SportsXchange)

NFL roundup: Vitt expects Brees in camp (The SportsXchange)

New Orleans Saints assistant head coach Joe Vitt told reporters Thursday that he expects Drew Brees to join the team for the opening of training camp.

The 17-game season (National Football Post)

The 17-game season (National Football Post)

While there has been talk about an 18-game schedule, 17 could do the trick.

Broncos aren’t holding back with Peyton Manning (The Associated Press)

Broncos aren’t holding back with Peyton Manning (The Associated Press)

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) The Denver Broncos aren’t holding back when it comes to Peyton Manning.

Ronnie Hillman may have been a reach, but Broncos have high hopes for him

Ronnie Hillman may have been a reach, but Broncos have high hopes for him

No word is abused as much as “reach” when referring to the NFL Draft. It’s a word often thrown around by people who don’t know what draft boards around the… Read more »

Nicks plans to be in Giants lineup opening day (The Associated Press)

Nicks plans to be in Giants lineup opening day (The Associated Press)

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) Wide receiver Hakeem Nicks insists that a recent broken foot will not keep him out of the New York Giants’ season-opener against the Dallas Cowboys on… Read more »

Peyton Manning named 50th best player in 2012, despite not playing a down in 2011 (Shutdown Corner)

Peyton Manning named 50th best player in 2012, despite not playing a down in 2011 (Shutdown Corner)

Can you tell the true greatness of a player in his absence? That’s most certainly what NFL Films and the NFL players who voted believed when it came time to… Read more »

Lofton says a gut feeling brought him to Saints (The Associated Press)

Lofton says a gut feeling brought him to Saints (The Associated Press)

METAIRIE, La. (AP) Curtis Lofton admits that as a former Atlanta Falcon, he used to hate the rival Saints.

Jason Babin Should Avoid Running With the Bulls: A Fan’s Opinion (Yahoo! Contributor Network)

Jason Babin Should Avoid Running With the Bulls: A Fan’s Opinion (Yahoo! Contributor Network)

Jason Babin is a vital part of the defensive line for the Philadelphia Eagles. He is a player that knows how to get to the quarterback, a skill that makes… Read more »

Green Bay Packers Reportedly Re-Sign Donald Driver with Roster Bonus: Fan’s Take (Yahoo! Contributor Network)

Green Bay Packers Reportedly Re-Sign Donald Driver with Roster Bonus: Fan’s Take (Yahoo! Contributor Network)

New contract for Packer favorite @Donald_Driver80 is one-year deal for $2.5 million with a $500,000 roster bonus due next week.

Examining the TE position in the AFC South (Pro Football Weekly)

Examining the TE position in the AFC South (Pro Football Weekly)

Never in the NFL has having a dynamic pass-catching tight end been of greater importance than it is now. Fresh off the “year of the tight end” in 2011, having… Read more »

Chicago to Host Super Bowl? Mayor Emanuel Thinks So: Fan’s Take (Yahoo! Contributor Network)

Chicago to Host Super Bowl? Mayor Emanuel Thinks So: Fan’s Take (Yahoo! Contributor Network)

“Excuse me, Mr. Commissioner, but big brother gets to host the Super Bowl this year. Why can’t I?”

Hines Ward to work as analyst for NBC (The Associated Press)

Hines Ward to work as analyst for NBC (The Associated Press)

NEW YORK (AP) Former Pittsburgh Steelers star Hines Ward has been hired by NBC Sports to work as an analyst for its NFL and college football coverage.

Saints’ Vitt expects Brees in camp (The SportsXchange)

Saints’ Vitt expects Brees in camp (The SportsXchange)

New Orleans Saints assistant head coach Joe Vitt told reporters Thursday that he expects Drew Brees to join the team for the opening of training camp.

Merriman feeling rejuvenated after first practice (The Associated Press)

Merriman feeling rejuvenated after first practice (The Associated Press)

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) Buffalo Bills defensive end Shawne Merriman is feeling like his ”Lights Out” self again after participating in his first practice in nearly eight months.

Hines Ward joins NBC (National Football Post)

Hines Ward joins NBC (National Football Post)

Ex-Steeler will work both on college and pro football coverage.

Encouraged Eagles add depth to defensive line (The Associated Press)

Encouraged Eagles add depth to defensive line (The Associated Press)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) The Eagles led the NFL with 50 sacks last year. Then they spent the offseason trying to make their defensive line even better.

Revis offers no guarantees about training camp (National Football Post)

Revis offers no guarantees about training camp (National Football Post)

Jets cornerback held out in 2010.

Rolle hitting the books with Steelers (The Associated Press)

Rolle hitting the books with Steelers (The Associated Press)

PITTSBURGH (AP) Myron Rolle and Troy Polamalu walked off the Pittsburgh Steelers practice field on Thursday, sweat dripping down their faces, jerseys drenched, arms moving animatedly as they talked.

Donald Driver Will Return to the Green Bay Packers in 2012:  Fan’s Reaction (Yahoo! Contributor Network)

Donald Driver Will Return to the Green Bay Packers in 2012: Fan’s Reaction (Yahoo! Contributor Network)

Wide receiver Donald Driver wanted to retire as a Green Bay Packer, and now he’ll get the chance to do that. On May 30th, 2012, it was announced that Driver,… Read more »

Colts claim CB Lindsey (Pro Football Weekly)

Colts claim CB Lindsey (Pro Football Weekly)

The Colts added another cornerback on Thursday, claiming Korey Lindsey off waivers from the Cardinals. Lindsey’s agent, Scott Smith, tweeted the move.

Former equipment manager sues Rams (The Associated Press)

Former equipment manager sues Rams (The Associated Press)

ST. LOUIS (AP) Longtime St. Louis Rams equipment manager Todd Hewitt is suing the team, alleging he was fired last year due to age discrimination.

Vitt confident Brees will be in training camp (The Associated Press)

Vitt confident Brees will be in training camp (The Associated Press)

METAIRIE, La. (AP) Saints assistant head coach Joe Vitt and Drew Brees have spoken about preparations for training camp, and Vitt said he expects the star quarterback to be back… Read more »

Fantasy stock watch (National Football Post)

Fantasy stock watch (National Football Post)

10 players who are either overvalued or undervalued heading into June.

Panthers to prepare for Week One at IMG (Pro Football Weekly)

Panthers to prepare for Week One at IMG (Pro Football Weekly)

The Panthers announced that they will prepare for their regular-season opener at IMG Academies in Bradenton, Fla.

Chicago pitched as future Super Bowl site to Goodell (Pro Football Weekly)

Chicago pitched as future Super Bowl site to Goodell (Pro Football Weekly)

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Thursday that he pitched the idea of having a Super Bowl in Chicago to commissioner Roger Goodell.

Brady: Time to put Super Bowl behind, think 2012 (The Associated Press)

Brady: Time to put Super Bowl behind, think 2012 (The Associated Press)

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady says it’s time to put the team’s Super Bowl loss behind and start thinking about the upcoming NFL season.

Goodell confident bounty hunting no longer issue (The Associated Press)

Goodell confident bounty hunting no longer issue (The Associated Press)

CHICAGO (AP) Commissioner Roger Goodell says he’s confident bounty hunting will no longer be an issue in the NFL because of the severe penalties handed out in the wake of… Read more »

Goodell confident bounty hunting no longer issue (Yahoo! Sports)

Goodell confident bounty hunting no longer issue (Yahoo! Sports)

CHICAGO (AP) Commissioner Roger Goodell says he’s confident bounty hunting will no longer be an issue in the NFL because of the severe penalties handed out in the wake of… Read more »

Video: Harbaugh worried about Smith?

Video: Harbaugh worried about Smith?

PFT Live: 49ers coach denies reports that the team was pursuing Peyton Manning during his period of free agency. (NBC Sports)

As Peyton Manning Continues Work for Broncos, Fallout Continues from His Free Agency Tour: Fan’s Take (Yahoo! Contributor Network)

As Peyton Manning Continues Work for Broncos, Fallout Continues from His Free Agency Tour: Fan’s Take (Yahoo! Contributor Network)

The Denver Broncos returned to their off-season program on Wednesday and Peyton Manning once again started making news. While the local Denver media were discussing how he put in extra… Read more »

CJ questions Peyton being in Top 100 (National Football Post)

CJ questions Peyton being in Top 100 (National Football Post)

Titans running back calls the rankings ‘joke’ in tweet.

Vikings ink first-round S Smith (Pro Football Weekly)

Vikings ink first-round S Smith (Pro Football Weekly)

The Vikings have signed first-round S Harrison Smith, according to multiple reports. It is a standard four-year deal with an option for a fifth.

Vitt confident Brees will be in training camp (Yahoo! Sports)

Vitt confident Brees will be in training camp (Yahoo! Sports)

METAIRIE, La. (AP) Saints assistant head coach Joe Vitt says he has talked to Drew Brees about preparations for training camp and expects the star quarterback to be back with… Read more »

Video: PFT Live: Will Moss quit on the 49ers?

Video: PFT Live: Will Moss quit on the 49ers?

PFT Live: Mike Florio wonders how long will it take for Randy Moss to shut down if the the San Francisco 49ers start to perform poorly. (NBC Sports)

PFT: Will Miami offer wrongly convicted man a spot?

PFT: Will Miami offer wrongly convicted man a spot?

Why did Harbaugh lie about Peyton?

Why did Harbaugh lie about Peyton?

CSN: Maybe the 49ers coach thinks Alex Smith is so fragile he needed to hear the lie. But Smith showed he’s not fragile, so it was a lie Harbaugh didn’t… Read more »

Tim Tebow Goes 72 Hours Without Tweeting:  Fan’s View (Yahoo! Contributor Network)

Tim Tebow Goes 72 Hours Without Tweeting: Fan’s View (Yahoo! Contributor Network)

In a story that rocked the Big Apple and left New York Jets fans in hysterics, Tim Tebow has shockingly gone three full days without tweeting.

Around Fantasyland: Running backs (Pro Football Weekly)

Around Fantasyland: Running backs (Pro Football Weekly)

During the offseason you often hear what we call “coach-speak” — when a coach or player raves the positives about someone coming back from injury or rookies potentially making an… Read more »

Panthers will practice in Tampa before season opener (National Football Post)

Panthers will practice in Tampa before season opener (National Football Post)

Team will leave Charlotte because of Democratic National Convention

Worst Hairstyles In Sports

Worst Hairstyles In Sports

Sometimes they don’t know they look stupid, sometimes they just enjoy looking stupid, sometimes they are overcompensating for a lackluster career and … Read more: Nhl, Nfl, Mlb, Nba, Sports… Read more »

Living the Dream: The Eddy Carmona Story

Living the Dream: The Eddy Carmona Story

Eddy Carmona – Pro Day at UCA (via RockyNoe) One of the hardest struggles a small school athlete has to overcome is the fact that he didn’t play against major… Read more »

Should the New York Jets Sign Terrell Owens?  Fan’s View (Yahoo! Contributor Network)

Should the New York Jets Sign Terrell Owens? Fan’s View (Yahoo! Contributor Network)

The New York Jets are noted for making bizarre business decisions that have little to do with winning football games.

Fantasy Football Rookie Bracket Match Up: Doug Martin Vs DeVier Posey

Fantasy Football Rookie Bracket Match Up: Doug Martin Vs DeVier Posey

We here at Mocking the Draft put together a bracket to match up the top 32 rookie quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers and tight ends drafted in April. Put simply,… Read more »

Ryan Williams: Week 1 Status in Doubt (Rotowire.com)

Ryan Williams: Week 1 Status in Doubt (Rotowire.com)

Update: Williams (knee) says he’ll be back for Arizona’s first or second game, but the Cardinals’ medical staff has reportedly told him to target Week 3 or 4, FOX Sports Arizona… Read more »

NFC rookie long shots to watch (Pro Football Weekly)

NFC rookie long shots to watch (Pro Football Weekly)

It is no easy chore for seventh-round picks to make NFL rosters, and the task is no less daunting for undrafted free agents. But it can happen. Seahawks WR Doug… Read more »

PFT: Ravens are holding out hope on Suggs

PFT: Ravens are holding out hope on Suggs

Rookie Schwartz essential to Browns’ improved blocking (The SportsXchange)

Rookie Schwartz essential to Browns’ improved blocking (The SportsXchange)

BEREA, Ohio — The Browns went into the offseason determined to bolster three critical parts of the offense — quarterback, running back and protection for both.

Producer: Dolphins only choice for HBO’s ‘Hard Knocks’ (National Football Post)

Producer: Dolphins only choice for HBO’s ‘Hard Knocks’ (National Football Post)

NFL Films exec says no other team offered the chance to do the show.

Browns’ Benard grateful for second chance (National Football Post)

Browns’ Benard grateful for second chance (National Football Post)

Defensive end offered few details in first interview since 2011 motorcycle crash.

PFT: Cam passes up chance to retort to Alex

PFT: Cam passes up chance to retort to Alex

Bucs name Eric Stokes director of college scouting (National Football Post)

Bucs name Eric Stokes director of college scouting (National Football Post)

Held several roles in Seattle’s front office

Shira Lazar:  NFL Legend Boomer Esiason Spreads Awareness About Cystic Fibrosis Via Twitter

Shira Lazar: NFL Legend Boomer Esiason Spreads Awareness About Cystic Fibrosis Via Twitter

As a former football player, Esiason’s dream of being the star quarterback and winning the Superbowl has been outseated by something much more valuable. Read more: Nfl, Charity, Gala, Non-Profit,… Read more »

Larry English injured again, approaching draft bust status

Larry English injured again, approaching draft bust status

Draft picks in the NFL bust for a variety of reasons, but not being able to stay healthy is probably the most common way to derail an NFL career. Larry… Read more »

Erik Walden has fresh perspective following domestic ordeal (National Football Post)

Erik Walden has fresh perspective following domestic ordeal (National Football Post)

While locked up, linebacker had time to reflect

Bengals bundle ticket packages (National Football Post)

Bengals bundle ticket packages (National Football Post)

Cincinnati offering four-game packs and two-game packs for 2012.

Jerry Jones all for Dez Bryant being used on punt returns (National Football Post)

Jerry Jones all for Dez Bryant being used on punt returns (National Football Post)

WR’s role on special teams was issue last season

Redskins sign rookie QB Cousins (The SportsXchange)

Redskins sign rookie QB Cousins (The SportsXchange)

The Redskins signed fourth-round pick Kirk Cousins, the 102nd overall selection in the 2012 draft.

Apparently, Alex Smith was Jim Harbaugh’s man all along (Shutdown Corner)

Apparently, Alex Smith was Jim Harbaugh’s man all along (Shutdown Corner)

Never mind that San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh and offensive coordinator Greg Roman traveled to North Carolina in mid-March to assess the condition of free-agent quarterback Peyton Manning…. Read more »

Peyton Manning and Andrew Luck Jerseys Selling Well: Fan Reaction (Yahoo! Contributor Network)

Peyton Manning and Andrew Luck Jerseys Selling Well: Fan Reaction (Yahoo! Contributor Network)

As summer dawns, Indianapolis Colts fans are caught in between what we hope will be two golden quarterback eras in the Circle City. Off on the western horizon, we can… Read more »

Veteran Texans LB James looking for title run (The Associated Press)

Veteran Texans LB James looking for title run (The Associated Press)

HOUSTON (AP) Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub approached veteran linebacker Bradie James with a wide grin.

Top 10 Reasons NFL Players Go Broke

Top 10 Reasons NFL Players Go Broke

By Jack Bechta, National Football Post An observation from 25 years of experience 1) Gross vs. net: It never fails; when my clients get their … Read more: Nfl Players… Read more »

NFL’s High School Player Development Program: Fan’s Look (Yahoo! Contributor Network)

NFL’s High School Player Development Program: Fan’s Look (Yahoo! Contributor Network)

The NFL has a program where they send their players, coaches and other professionals into high schools for five-session camps. In addition to the camps, the program provides planning and… Read more »

Harbaugh: 49ers didn’t pursue Manning (Pro Football Weekly)

Harbaugh: 49ers didn’t pursue Manning (Pro Football Weekly)

Jim Harbaugh says the 49ers, contrary to perception, never pursued Peyton Manning to become the 49ers’ quarterback in 2012.

Preseason Ranks: Defense (Yahoo! Sports)

Preseason Ranks: Defense (Yahoo! Sports)

The San Francisco 49ers top the preseason fantasy defense rankings for 2012.

Preseason Ranks: Running Back (Yahoo! Sports)

Preseason Ranks: Running Back (Yahoo! Sports)

Arian Foster tops the preseason fantasy running back rankings for 2012.

Preseason Ranks: Top 200 (Yahoo! Sports)

Preseason Ranks: Top 200 (Yahoo! Sports)

Arian Foster tops the 2012 preseason fantasy football rankings.

Vikings CB Asher Allen abruptly retires at age 24 (The Associated Press)

Vikings CB Asher Allen abruptly retires at age 24 (The Associated Press)

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Vikings announced Wednesday that cornerback Asher Allen has retired from football, a curious decision for a 24-year-old who was about to enter only his… Read more »

Steelers David Johnson enjoying move to fullback (The Associated Press)

Steelers David Johnson enjoying move to fullback (The Associated Press)

PITTSBURGH (AP) When the Pittsburgh Steelers asked David Johnson to convert from tight end to fullback full-time in time for the 2012 season, the burly 270-pound Johnson’s first thought was… Read more »

Harbaugh insists Smith was 49ers’ man all along (The Associated Press)

Harbaugh insists Smith was 49ers’ man all along (The Associated Press)

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) San Francisco coach Jim Harbaugh insists the 49ers planned to have Alex Smith as their quarterback even while they examined the possibility of signing then-free agent… Read more »

Default letter to Jaguars withdrawn (National Football Post)

Default letter to Jaguars withdrawn (National Football Post)

City of Jacksonville labels is a ‘misunderstanding.’

Jim Harbaugh hijacks press conference to talk about Peyton Manning (National Football Post)

Jim Harbaugh hijacks press conference to talk about Peyton Manning (National Football Post)

49ers coach sets record straight on team’s interest

Browns DE Benard feels "blessed" after accident (The Associated Press)

Browns DE Benard feels "blessed" after accident (The Associated Press)

BEREA, Ohio (AP) As sweat beads streaked his cheeks, defensive end Marcus Benard looked out at the green practice fields behind the Browns’ training facility.

NFL Vikings defender retires at 24 (AFP)

NFL Vikings defender retires at 24 (AFP)

Minnesota Vikings cornerback Asher Allen has retired from the National Football League at age 24, Vikings coach Leslie Frazier announced on Wednesday.

Driver back with Packers after uncertain offseason (The Associated Press)

Driver back with Packers after uncertain offseason (The Associated Press)

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) The day after a playoff loss to the New York Giants in January, Donald Driver seemed resigned to the idea that he may have put on… Read more »

Harbaugh insists Smith was 49ers’ man all along (Yahoo! Sports)

Harbaugh insists Smith was 49ers’ man all along (Yahoo! Sports)

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) San Francisco coach Jim Harbaugh insists the 49ers planned to have Alex Smith as their quarterback even while they examined the possibility of signing then-free agent… Read more »

Exonerated high school star Brian Banks to work out for Seattle Seahawks, other NFL teams (Shutdown Corner)

Exonerated high school star Brian Banks to work out for Seattle Seahawks, other NFL teams (Shutdown Corner)

Based on what we now know, it’s pretty easy to create an alternate universe in which former high school star linebacker Brian Banks goes to a major college, becomes a… Read more »

Steelers’ David Johnson enjoying move to fullback (The Associated Press)

Steelers’ David Johnson enjoying move to fullback (The Associated Press)

PITTSBURGH – When the Pittsburgh Steelers told tight end David Johnson they wanted to move him to fullback full time this season, Johnson told coach Mike Tomlin he’d do whatever… Read more »

NFL Roundup: Pro Bowl will go on (The SportsXchange)

NFL Roundup: Pro Bowl will go on (The SportsXchange)

The NFL Pro Bowl lives to be played again.

Jacksonville sends Jaguars lease default letter (National Football Post)

Jacksonville sends Jaguars lease default letter (National Football Post)

Jaguars say matter could be a blow to ticket sales.

Seahawks confirm tryout for Brian Banks (The Associated Press)

Seahawks confirm tryout for Brian Banks (The Associated Press)

RENTON, Wash. (AP) Brian Banks will get a crack at the NFL, even if it’s simply a tryout.

Patriots give Scaife a look (National Football Post)

Patriots give Scaife a look (National Football Post)

Tight end missed last season with a shoulder injury.

Project Florida: The rebuilding of the Buccaneers, Dolphins and Jaguars (Yahoo! Sports)

Project Florida: The rebuilding of the Buccaneers, Dolphins and Jaguars (Yahoo! Sports)

All three of the Sunshine State’s NFL teams have new coaches and new attitudes they hope will turn around a dismal 2011.

Bills sign undrafted rookie WR Session (The Associated Press)

Bills sign undrafted rookie WR Session (The Associated Press)

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) The Buffalo Bills have signed receiver Derek Session, an undrafted rookie free agent out of Maine.

Cruz, Hixon set to carry load at WR for Giants (The Associated Press)

Cruz, Hixon set to carry load at WR for Giants (The Associated Press)

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) As the Giants again begin the process of sorting out a dilemma among the wide receivers, Victor Cruz and Domenik Hixon will have to provide much-needed… Read more »

Bills give rookie WR Session deal after tryout (The SportsXchange)

Bills give rookie WR Session deal after tryout (The SportsXchange)

Wide receiver Derek Session signed with the Bills. The undrafted rookie out of Maine had a tryout during Buffalo’s rookie minicamp earlier this month.

Arbitrator meets with NFL, players’ union (Yahoo! Sports)

Arbitrator meets with NFL, players’ union (Yahoo! Sports)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) An arbitrator has met with the NFL and the players’ union in a dispute over Commissioner Roger Goodell’s authority to punish players in the New Orleans Saints bounties… Read more »

Arbitrator meets with NFL, players’ union (The Associated Press)

Arbitrator meets with NFL, players’ union (The Associated Press)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) An arbitrator has met with the NFL and the players’ union in a dispute over Commissioner Roger Goodell’s authority to punish players in the New Orleans Saints bounties… Read more »

NFL to keep Pro Bowl, hold game in Honolulu (Yahoo! Sports)

NFL to keep Pro Bowl, hold game in Honolulu (Yahoo! Sports)

NEW YORK (AP) After a promise from players that the game will be more competitive, the NFL will hold the Pro Bowl in Honolulu next Jan. 27, a week before… Read more »

Blackmon frustrated; coach says receiver is ‘lost’ (The SportsXchange)

Blackmon frustrated; coach says receiver is ‘lost’ (The SportsXchange)

Justin Blackmon was the first receiver drafted in the 2012 draft, but that doesn’t mean he’s immune to the steep learning curve rookies face entering the NFL.

Video: SportsTalk: Why Dolphins need ‘Hard Knocks’

Video: SportsTalk: Why Dolphins need ‘Hard Knocks’

Sports Talk’s Amani Toomer explains the logic behind the Dolphins appearing on “Hard Knocks.” (NBC Sports)

Why the Philadelphia Eagles Defense Will Be Strong in 2012: A Fan’s Look (Yahoo! Contributor Network)

Why the Philadelphia Eagles Defense Will Be Strong in 2012: A Fan’s Look (Yahoo! Contributor Network)

After a rough 2011 season for the Philadelphia Eagles, much of the focus during OTAs is on the defense. The unit really struggled last season and that doomed the team… Read more »

Bills could be ready to turn the corner (The SportsXchange)

Bills could be ready to turn the corner (The SportsXchange)

No team has had a longer playoff drought in the NFL than the Buffalo Bills, who haven’t been to the postseason since 1999, when they qualified as a wild card… Read more »

Former Steelers QB Kordell Stewart retires (The Associated Press)

Former Steelers QB Kordell Stewart retires (The Associated Press)

PITTSBURGH (AP) Former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Kordell Stewart officially retired on Wednesday, saying he needed closure nearly seven years after playing his final NFL down.

NFL Network’s Top 100 Players List is More Than it Seems: Chicago Bears Fan’s Opinion (Yahoo! Contributor Network)

NFL Network’s Top 100 Players List is More Than it Seems: Chicago Bears Fan’s Opinion (Yahoo! Contributor Network)

It never ceases to amaze me how fans can feel personally insulted solely on how someone ranks the fan’s team (or team’s players). Somehow, many feel like it’s a personal… Read more »

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