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Monday, February 29, 2016

Jimmy Smith is the most important player for the Baltimore Ravens in the 2016 regular season – Baltimore Beatdown

Jimmy Smith is the most important player for the Baltimore Ravens in the 2016 regular seasonBaltimore BeatdownTake a gander at the Ravens regular season opponents and you will find a ‘who’s who’ of top wide receivers in the NFL today. Jimmy Smith, the #1 cornerback and the other defensive backs will determine the course of […]

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Steelers should target DL early in NFL Draft – Today's Pigskin (blog)

Steelers should target DL early in NFL DraftToday’s Pigskin (blog)The NFL recently signed a new deal with CBS and NBC to broadcast Thursday Night Football games, a game has been set for Mexico City, and the projections from 2015 were too conservative, as earnings exceeded those marks. All of this and more factors …and more […]

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Deflategate returns: Everything to know about NFL's upcoming appeal – Sporting News

Deflategate returns: Everything to know about NFL’s upcoming appealSporting NewsU.S. District Court Judge Richard Berman ruled in September to vacate NFL commissioner Roger Goodell’s four-game suspension of Brady for his alleged role in the deliberate deflation of footballs during the 2014 AFC championship game. The NFL …Report: Tom Brady, New England Patriots agree to 2-year […]

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Daughter of Malcolm X lauds Beyoncé's controversial Super Bowl halftime performance – New York Daily News

Daughter of Malcolm X lauds Beyoncé’s controversial Super Bowl halftime performanceNew York Daily NewsThe daughter of slain civil rights leader Malcolm X hailed Beyoncé’s tribute to her father during the Super Bowl and said she was stunned some saw the performance as anti-police. “All she said was stop shooting us,” Ilyasah Shabazz, 53, told the […]

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Panthers CB Norman may get franchise tag – My Twin Tiers.com

Panthers CB Norman may get franchise tagMy Twin Tiers.com24, 2016, file photo, Carolina Panthers’ Josh Norman celebrates after the NFL football NFC Championship game against the Arizona Cardinals, in Charlotte, N.C. The Panthers have until Tuesday, March 1, 2016, to put the franchise/Copyright 2016 The …Panthers could use franchise tag on All-Pro CB Josh NormanThe […]

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Mark Murphy delivers Super Bowl 50 'Golden Football' to his high school – Packers.com (blog)

Mark Murphy delivers Super Bowl 50 ‘Golden Football’ to his high schoolPackers.com (blog)160229-murphy-600 Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy delivered a Super Bowl 50 “Golden Football” to the Buffalo area’s Clarence High School on Monday. In honor of the NFL’s 50th Super Bowl this past season, players from championship teams … …read more From:: NFL Super Bowl […]

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2016 NFL Draft: Tiering The Top 50 Players – Blogging The Boys (blog)

2016 NFL Draft: Tiering The Top 50 PlayersBlogging The Boys (blog)Technically, you could do this exercise with any type of draft board, be it CBS, Ourlads, Drafttek, Draftcountdown, or anybody else. But McGinn’s rankings were built with NFL input, and while that may not necessarily for much, it at least counts for …Jerry Jones: Cowboys’ […]

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Draft Analyst: Jalen Ramsey is Best Player in NFL Draft – Titansonline.com

Draft Analyst: Jalen Ramsey is Best Player in NFL DraftTitansonline.com“I think Jalen Ramsey is the best player in the draft,” said Miller, Bleacher Report’s NFL Draft Lead Writer. “He’s a stud.” Ramsey, a Smyrna native who played at Brentwood Academy before starring at Florida State, solidified his draft status on Monday …Titans want assistants to […]

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NFL combine Day 4, winners and losers: Jalen Ramsey shines – NFL.com

NFL combine Day 4, winners and losers: Jalen Ramsey shinesNFL.comJalen Ramsey, DB, Florida State: The top-rated defensive back in the draft confirmed his status as a world-class athlete with spectacular football skills at the combine on Monday. Ramsey posted impressive measurements (a 4.41-second 40-yard dash, …NFL Combine 2016 Results: Monday Highlights, Reaction and RecapBleacher Report […]

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Action Jackson: Combine effort might vault corner into top round – NFL.com

Action Jackson: Combine effort might vault corner into top roundNFL.comHis tape is good and now he’s a sub 4.4 (40) guy,” Mayock said on NFL Network’s broadcast of the combine workouts. “He had seven passes broken up versus Temple and also had five interceptions on the year. So, you want to talk about ball production […]

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No sleep in Naptown: My week at the NFL Scouting Combine – NFL.com

No sleep in Naptown: My week at the NFL Scouting CombineNFL.comINDIANAPOLIS — In addition to serving as a mass-evaluation extravaganza for 32 franchises, the NFL Scouting Combine is a weeklong circus of speculative schmoozing and spring-break-style socializing, and this year’s annual pilgrimage to Naptown was … …read more From:: NFL Playoffs News By Google News

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After Beautiful Super Bowl Performance, Lady Gaga Brings Oscars Crowd To Tears By Doing This – Western Journalism

After Beautiful Super Bowl Performance, Lady Gaga Brings Oscars Crowd To Tears By Doing ThisWestern JournalismOn an evening dedicated to the best in the fantasy world of film, it was a dose of reality that went straight to the heart as Lady Gaga brought the grit of surviving sexual assault into the glamour of Oscars […]

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Mackensie Alexander not participating in combine drills – NFL.com

Mackensie Alexander not participating in combine drillsNFL.com… according to NFL Media’s Kimberly Jones. By this point, Alexander must be tired of pesky hamstring issues that have affected him since the Tigers beat Oklahoma in a College Football Playoff semifinal on Dec. 31. It was a concern in practice for …and more …read more From:: NFL […]

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There are 10 wide receivers slower than Iowa's kicker at the NFL Combine – SB Nation

There are 10 wide receivers slower than Iowa’s kicker at the NFL CombineSB NationSuggesting a team should draft Marshall Koehn would make me a bad NFL Draft analyst. HOWEVER. If a team were to bring in Marshall Koehn to training camp and then test him out as a kickoff/deep field goal specialist? That might be […]

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10 biggest quarterback battles to watch this spring – Sports Illustrated

10 biggest quarterback battles to watch this springSports IllustratedCornwell was considered a realistic option for QB1 status entering training camp last fall, while Barnett impressed in workouts last season and Hurts assisted Alabama in its preparation for the national championship game by simulating Clemson …and more …read more From:: NFL Training Camp News from Google […]

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NFL AM: Could Prospective Draft Picks Skip Bowl Games? – Football Insiders

NFL AM: Could Prospective Draft Picks Skip Bowl Games?Football InsidersAgain, an injury that occurred during a bowl game that was little more than an exhibition. An AFC head coach told Football Insiders that it was simply too risky to spend a high pick on Smith. “If he is there in the fifth round, we’d be […]

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Minn. Company that Oversaw Super Bowl Cybersecurity Looks Ahead to 2018 – WDAZ

Minn. Company that Oversaw Super Bowl Cybersecurity Looks Ahead to 2018WDAZThere’s no word yet on whether Barrier 1 will be selected to be part of the cybersecurity team for Super Bowl LII, but even if the Minnesota-based company is chosen, that will likely be kept under wraps until after the big event, just like this […]

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Oscars like Super Bowl halftime; BRUTAL shaming of whites is now the norm – BizPac Review

Oscars like Super Bowl halftime; BRUTAL shaming of whites is now the normBizPac ReviewComedian Chris Rock, hosting the 88th Academy Awards ceremony, continued taking pot shots at whites with the presentation of several video clips, both with the message that it’s nearly impossible to make it in motion pictures unless you’re white. “If …and more […]

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Retired 49ers lineman Anthony Davis poised to resume NFL career – Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Retired 49ers lineman Anthony Davis poised to resume NFL careerSanta Rosa Press Democrat(1 of 2) San Francisco 49ers offensive tackle Joe Staley (74) and offensive tackle Anthony Davis (76) against the Atlanta Falcons during an NFL football game in San Francisco, Monday, Dec. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar) …and more …read more From:: NFL NFC […]

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Emmanuel Ogbah among NFL draft risers from Day 3 at combine – ESPN

Emmanuel Ogbah among NFL draft risers from Day 3 at combineESPNDefensive linemen and linebackers were put through the gauntlet on Day 3 of drills at the NFL combine. Here’s who helped their stock the most with their testing results. And in case you missed them, here are our risers from Day 1 (RB/O-line) and Day […]

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Three NFL draft scenarios to keep in mind for Bears – Chicago Sun-Times

Three NFL draft scenarios to keep in mind for BearsChicago Sun-TimesBut if the Bears are set on drafting a quarterback to learn behind Cutler, grabbing one of the best would be the pertinent move. NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock likened Wentz to Colts star Andrew Luck. In January, Cutler said the No. 11 pick […]

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NFL combine goes well for Grand Valley's Matt Judon – even he gave himself an A – MLive.com

NFL combine goes well for Grand Valley’s Matt Judon – even he gave himself an AMLive.comMatt Judon wowed at the NFL combine with three top performances over the weekend that left the former Grand Valley State defensive lineman pleased with the results. “Ah… I feel like I got an A on it,” he said Sunday […]

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Washington LB Travis Feeney one of the standouts of Sunday's NFL combine – The Seattle Times

Washington LB Travis Feeney one of the standouts of Sunday’s NFL combineThe Seattle TimesINDIANAPOLIS — Washington’s Travis Feeney could prove an interesting test case of how much testing at the NFL combine really means. Feeney, generally regarded as a late-round pick, had one of the best days of any of the linebackers during Sunday’s …Travis […]

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Retired 49ers lineman Anthony Davis poised to resume NFL career – Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Retired 49ers lineman Anthony Davis poised to resume NFL careerSanta Rosa Press Democrat(1 of 2) San Francisco 49ers offensive tackle Joe Staley (74) and offensive tackle Anthony Davis (76) against the Atlanta Falcons during an NFL football game in San Francisco, Monday, Dec. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar) … Davis started all 71 games …AP […]

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Mizzou notes: Super Bowl winner Ray proud of MU players' cohesiveness last fall – STLtoday.com

Mizzou notes: Super Bowl winner Ray proud of MU players’ cohesiveness last fallSTLtoday.comRay, fresh off winning Super Bowl 50 with the Denver Broncos, was on campus this weekend and received a thunderous ovation during the first half of Saturday’s basketball game at Mizzou Arena. An All-American in 2014 when he set the team record with […]

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Recapping Alabama news, notes from Day 5 of NFL scouting combine – AL.com

Recapping Alabama news, notes from Day 5 of NFL scouting combineAL.comAlabama defensive lineman Jarran Reed (90) jaws it up after a stop during during the first half of Alabama’s Cotton Bowl college football semifinal playoff football game with Michigan State, Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015, at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. …read more From:: NFL Playoffs […]

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Super Bowl wager provides needy animal shelters with tons of food – FOX31 Denver

Super Bowl wager provides needy animal shelters with tons of foodFOX31 DenverFORT COLLINS, Colo. – A Super Bowl bet between two Governors is benefiting a lot of needy people and their pets in Northern Colorado. The wager, between Governor John Hickenlooper and North Carolina’s Governor, Pat McCrory, included a few things. …read more From:: Super […]

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Sunday, February 28, 2016

NFL notes: Bryan Cox apologizes for shoving incident – STLtoday.com

NFL notes: Bryan Cox apologizes for shoving incidentSTLtoday.comBut he was spiraling, and someone asked, ‘Well, why didn’t you see that at training camp? Why don’t you see that?’ Because he was not in that condition. But certainly when he left the team, he was spiraling downward in an uncontrollable way.” Cap up …Atlanta Falcons: What […]

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See Jesse Williams dunk to show how far he's come back from cancer – AL.com

See Jesse Williams dunk to show how far he’s come back from cancerAL.comWhen his problem persisted, he had another surgery in August 2013 and spent his first NFL season on the injured-reserve list. Williams suffered another knee injury during the Seahawks’ training camp on July 30, 2014, and spent the 2014 season on the … […]

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NFC NORTH: What the general managers said – detroitlions.com

NFC NORTH: What the general managers saiddetroitlions.comIndianapolis – NFL general managers and front office personnel had their time in front of the microphone talking to the media earlier this week including Lions GM Bob Quinn, Packers GM Ted Thompson and Vikings GM Rick Spielman. Bears GM Ryan Pace … …read more From:: NFL NFC Game […]

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This year's NFL draft is strong where the Redskins are weak – Washington Post

This year’s NFL draft is strong where the Redskins are weakWashington PostINDIANAPOLIS — When the Washington Redskins go about filling out their roster in this spring’s NFL draft, defensive fixes figure to rank high on general manager Scot McCloughan’s list of priorities. In his first offseason at the helm, McCloughan made …and more …read more […]

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This year's NFL draft is strong where the Redskins are weak – Washington Post

This year’s NFL draft is strong where the Redskins are weakWashington PostINDIANAPOLIS — When the Washington Redskins go about filling out their roster in this spring’s NFL draft, defensive fixes figure to rank high on general manager Scot McCloughan’s list of priorities. In his first offseason at the helm, McCloughan made …and more …read more […]

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GM: 'I don't know' if I can trust NFL draft prospect Noah Spence – NFL.com

GM: ‘I don’t know’ if I can trust NFL draft prospect Noah SpenceNFL.comINDIANAPOLIS — Noah Spence’s spectacular performance the week of the Reese’s Senior Bowl made him a much hotter prospect for the 2016 NFL Draft, but his performance at the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine has cooled things for the former Eastern …NFL draft prospect […]

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GM: 'I don't know' if I can trust NFL draft prospect Noah Spence – NFL.com

GM: ‘I don’t know’ if I can trust NFL draft prospect Noah SpenceNFL.comINDIANAPOLIS — Noah Spence’s spectacular performance the week of the Reese’s Senior Bowl made him a much hotter prospect for the 2016 NFL Draft, but his performance at the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine has cooled things for the former Eastern …NFL draft prospect […]

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Colts turn to Josh Freeman as backup, moving on from Matt Hasselbeck, per report – ESPN

Colts turn to Josh Freeman as backup, moving on from Matt Hasselbeck, per reportESPNHasselbeck was one the NFL’s best stories last season. The 40-year-old quarterback kept the Colts in the AFC South race by winning his first four starts in place of the injured Luck. But then Hasselbeck’s body began breaking down. Starting with the […]

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The Jed York Interview: The Super Bowl 50 Takeaways, The Grateful Dead Experience, And Whether He Would … – San Jose Mercury News (blog)

The Jed York Interview: The Super Bowl 50 Takeaways, The Grateful Dead Experience, And Whether He Would …San Jose Mercury News (blog)But the successful execution of Super Bowl 50 at the venue shows what is possible. Anyone who attended had to be impressed with the general smoothness of the operation and how the NFL and […]

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NFL: 7 Best Offensive Players in the NFC North – The Cheat Sheet

NFL: 7 Best Offensive Players in the NFC NorthThe Cheat SheetIn his first game where he saw targets (out of 13 games played), he caught six balls for 87 yards against the Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos. By the time the end of the season rolled around, the rookie from Maryland finished up with 52 […]

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Why classical music would make a great Super Bowl halftime show – The Daily Breeze

Why classical music would make a great Super Bowl halftime showThe Daily BreezeThe Super Bowl halftime show, along with the commercials, are often the most talked about event from the great event itself. The Super Bowl is now such a major extravaganza. I went to the first one in 1967 to watch the Packers and […]

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NFL Combine 2016 results: Emmanuel Ogbah stands out among defensive linemen in 40-yard dash – SB Nation

NFL Combine 2016 results: Emmanuel Ogbah stands out among defensive linemen in 40-yard dashSB NationDefensive ends Emmanuel Ogbah and Charles Tapper paced the field of defensive linemen at the 2016 NFL Combine, with a pair of stellar times in the 40-yard dash for a pair of players who both weighed in at over 270 pounds. […]

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NFL Combine 2016: Did Joey Bosa run himself into being the first overall draft pick? – cleveland.com

NFL Combine 2016: Did Joey Bosa run himself into being the first overall draft pick?cleveland.comINDIANAPOLIS — Joey Bosa wasn’t happy with his time in the 40-yard dash during defensive lineman workouts on Sunday at the NFL Combine. According to one analyst, they might have been good enough to get him the first overall pick in […]

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Don't be so quick to write off new Baltimore Ravens RB Trent Richardson – Baltimore Beatdown

Don’t be so quick to write off new Baltimore Ravens RB Trent RichardsonBaltimore BeatdownNow after a year off from football following his preseason training camp release by the Oakland Raiders, Richardson has been given another opportunity to get his NFL career back on track. But it is not going to be an easy path to […]

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AP Source: O-lineman Anthony Davis to file for NFL return – KRON4.com

AP Source: O-lineman Anthony Davis to file for NFL returnKRON4.comDavis started all 71 games in which he had appeared, as well as eight playoff games. Last month, Davis responded to a question on Twitter about a return to the 49ers with, “Guaranteed.” In August, he posted this on Twitter: “When I return I’ll be the […]

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NFL Combine Musings: Bowl games are a top prospect's worst enemy – CBSSports.com

NFL Combine Musings: Bowl games are a top prospect’s worst enemyCBSSports.com“I think some guys would look at it like he was with those guys (teammates) for all those games and then left them in the end,” one NFC coach said. “I get what the player would be thinking. And it wouldn’t bother me. I would […]

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NFL Combine Musings: Bowl games are a top prospect's worst enemy – CBSSports.com

NFL Combine Musings: Bowl games are a top prospect’s worst enemyCBSSports.com“I think some guys would look at it like he was with those guys (teammates) for all those games and then left them in the end,” one NFC coach said. “I get what the player would be thinking. And it wouldn’t bother me. I would […]

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Jerry Jones: Time off hurt Greg Hardy's production – ESPN (blog)

Jerry Jones: Time off hurt Greg Hardy’s productionESPN (blog)Hardy’s four-game suspension for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy because of a domestic violence incident in 2014 in Charlotte was a constant shadow over the Cowboys in 2015. He was also late for or missed meetings as well as other …and more …read more From:: NFL […]

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Jerry Jones: Time off hurt Greg Hardy's production – ESPN (blog)

Jerry Jones: Time off hurt Greg Hardy’s productionESPN (blog)Hardy’s four-game suspension for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy because of a domestic violence incident in 2014 in Charlotte was a constant shadow over the Cowboys in 2015. He was also late for or missed meetings as well as other …and more …read more From:: NFL […]

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Dolphins face tough decision after talks with Cameron Wake go nowhere – CBSSports.com

Dolphins face tough decision after talks with Cameron Wake go nowhereCBSSports.comIt’s a similar bind to the one the AFC East rival Bills face. … He has played 100 games (so it’s not like there is crazy tread on the tires), and as a guy who gives you 400-odd snaps a year as a designated pass […]

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Dolphins face tough decision after talks with Cameron Wake go nowhere – CBSSports.com

Dolphins face tough decision after talks with Cameron Wake go nowhereCBSSports.comIt’s a similar bind to the one the AFC East rival Bills face. … He has played 100 games (so it’s not like there is crazy tread on the tires), and as a guy who gives you 400-odd snaps a year as a designated pass […]

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Who really won the Super Bowl? The Auto Connection's Mack Mack – Virginian-Pilot

Who really won the Super Bowl? The Auto Connection’s Mack MackVirginian-PilotFree bites of a quesadilla wrapped around a chalupa (a quesalupa) before most anyone else, and free advertising during the Super Bowl, easily the most expensive advertising event of the year: Too good to be true? …read more From:: NFL Super Bowl News From Google […]

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Who really won the Super Bowl? The Auto Connection's Mack Mack – Virginian-Pilot

Who really won the Super Bowl? The Auto Connection’s Mack MackVirginian-PilotFree bites of a quesadilla wrapped around a chalupa (a quesalupa) before most anyone else, and free advertising during the Super Bowl, easily the most expensive advertising event of the year: Too good to be true? …read more From:: NFL Super Bowl News From Google […]

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2016 NFL Draft Outlook – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

2016 NFL Draft OutlookMilwaukee Journal SentinelFlourished as a freshman (NFL passer rating of 89.0) before coach Bill O’Brien departed for the Texans. His rating in 2014-’15 dipped to 75.6. “After his freshman year people looked at him as the first pick in the draft,” another scout said. “He could …and more …read more From:: NFL […]

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Report: Peyton Manning to acknowledge he's retiring – NFL.com

Report: Peyton Manning to acknowledge he’s retiringNFL.comAccording to Denver Post columnist Woody Paige, Manning “will acknowledge his decision” to retire by the end of next week. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Feb. 1 that Manning told close friends that he expected to retire during the offseason.Peyton Manning could announce retirement by the end of […]

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Upcoming NFL draft's wideouts making history for the wrong reasons – FOXSports.com

Upcoming NFL draft’s wideouts making history for the wrong reasonsFOXSports.comCoaches looking for the next Joey Galloway or Darrius Heyward-Bey Randy Moss in the 2016 NFL Draft probably won’t find him in this year’s crop of wide receivers. The 2016 class took the turf today in Indy and ran an average 40-yard dash of 4.56, good […]

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Badgers' Joel Stave improves chances at NFL combine – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Badgers’ Joel Stave improves chances at NFL combineMilwaukee Journal SentinelIndianapolis — Wisconsin quarterback Joel Stave tested well Saturday at the NFL scouting combine, increasing his chances of either being drafted or signed as a free agent. Stave, 6 feet 5 inches and 236 pounds, ran the 40-yard dash in a respectable 4 …Technical Difficulties Lead […]

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NFL Combine: High abundance of a high-value skill set – New York Post

NFL Combine: High abundance of a high-value skill setNew York Post“You could wait until the third or fourth round this year and get a defensive tackle that in past drafts was a first-or second-rounder,” NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock said in a pre-combine conference call. But while defensive tackles are …and more …read more […]

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Jalen Mills hopes to get a shot at cornerback in the NFL; Vernon Butler uses his basketball background to get an edge – The Advocate

Jalen Mills hopes to get a shot at cornerback in the NFL; Vernon Butler uses his basketball background to get an edgeThe AdvocateDespite the Saints’ stated dislike for the behind-the-scenes training camp show, the Saints are among seven teams the NFL could force to be on the show. … Louisiana Tech quarterback Jeff Driskel blazed […]

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Steelers RB Williams to share skills in Egypt football camp – Tribune-Review

Steelers RB Williams to share skills in Egypt football campTribune-ReviewCAIRO — Steelers Nation could have a few more fans in the Land of the Pharaohs next season. Steelers running back DeAngelo Williams is among nine former or current NFL players who will conduct a football training camp here this week. The camp is …and more […]

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Shane Ray returns to Mizzou as a Super Bowl champion – Kansas City Star

Shane Ray returns to Mizzou as a Super Bowl championKansas City Star“I really don’t think anything trumps being a Super Bowl champion. When you’re a kid, you’re thinking about playing college football one day, playing pros one day and, of course, playing in the biggest game there is. … You don’t really fathom that you […]

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The Tough Transition From Super Bowl to Draft Season – Black and Blue Review

The Tough Transition From Super Bowl to Draft SeasonBlack and Blue ReviewOnly three weeks have passed since the Super Bowl, so there’s still a hangover. Maybe even literally, for some. That the Panthers go into the offseason without glaring needs is perhaps another reason for the current lack of buzz. Sure, they need to add […]

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Separation Saturday: Did Goff, Wentz emerge as top QBs? – NFL.com

Separation Saturday: Did Goff, Wentz emerge as top QBs?NFL.com2 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft is the Cleveland Browns, a franchise that seems to be annually listed under “Draft needs: Quarterback” type lists. With the Tennessee Titans owning the top overall pick and having selected Marcus Mariota in last …and more …read more From:: […]

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Saturday, February 27, 2016

Does Justin Smith want to return to the NFL? – NBCSports.com

Does Justin Smith want to return to the NFL?NBCSports.comLast year’s exodus from San Francisco included the not-so-unexpected retirement of defensive lineman Justin Smith, a first-round pick in 2001 who has split his 14-year career equally between Cincinnati and San Francisco. Now, a year after Smith retired …and more …read more From:: NFL NFC Game News […]

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Auburn star on Cam Newton's Super Bowl fiasco: 'He handled it correctly' – SECcountry.com

Auburn star on Cam Newton’s Super Bowl fiasco: ‘He handled it correctly’SECcountry.comINDIANAPOLIS — Auburn players were paying close attention when Cam Newton’s post-Super Bowl press conference (or lack thereof) birthed a raging national debate in early February. Did the Carolina Panthers quarterback handle himself correctly when, … …read more From:: NFL Super Bowl News From […]

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Trade market for Colin Kaepernick will be limited – ESPN

Trade market for Colin Kaepernick will be limitedESPNKaepernick has been the biggest story at the NFL combine. On Tuesday, the 49ers firmed up their intention to keep him. On Wednesday, Kaepernick’s agents requested that the 49ers trade the quarterback. What is Kaepernick’s value on the trade market?Colin Kaepernick Rumors: 49ers QB Reportedly Requests to Be […]

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Kickin' it with Kiz: Is offensive tackle safer pick in NFL draft? – The Denver Post

Kickin’ it with Kiz: Is offensive tackle safer pick in NFL draft?The Denver PostDo you think the lack of success with picking running backs early in the draft will scare Broncos general manager John Elway from taking somebody like Derrick Henry of Alabama? A.C., Parker. Kiz: Want a fun NFL fact to know and tell? […]

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Clemson's Mackensie Alexander: I'm best CB in 2016 NFL Draft – NFL.com

Clemson’s Mackensie Alexander: I’m best CB in 2016 NFL DraftNFL.comINDIANAPOLIS — Clemson CB Mackensie Alexander hasn’t done a single drill yet, but he’s already won one title at the NFL Scouting Combine: best interview. The outspoken Alexander, who played just two seasons at CU before exiting as a redshirt …and more …read more From:: NFL […]

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NFL to force New Orleans Saints to be on Hard Knocks this year? – FanSided

NFL to force New Orleans Saints to be on Hard Knocks this year?FanSidedThe New Orleans Saints might unwillingly be the next team to be featured on HBO Hard Knocks. Each year, HBO follows an NFL team through their training camp and preseason to give fans a no-holds look at what it’s like to get ready […]

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Cardale Jones has combine workout end prematurely – NFL.com

Cardale Jones has combine workout end prematurelyNFL.comJones was facing a crucial combine. He opened the 2015 season as the Buckeyes’ starting quarterback following his epic three-game run as a starter to the 2014 national championship, but early season struggles eventually landed him back on the bench in …Cardale Jones at the NFL Combine: Ohio State […]

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NFL combine: Penn State's Christian Hackenberg struggles in throwing session – USA TODAY

NFL combine: Penn State’s Christian Hackenberg struggles in throwing sessionUSA TODAYINDIANAPOLIS — Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg did little to quell concerns about his accuracy in Saturday’s early throwing session at the NFL combine. Hackenberg sailed numerous throws, forced receivers to jump on a couple short routes …Follow Christian Hackenberg’s NFL Combine workoutsPennLive.com Christian Hackenberg […]

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Ex-teammate: Carter could be ace in the hole for Lions – The Detroit News

Ex-teammate: Carter could be ace in the hole for LionsThe Detroit NewsHe missed some of the offseason program as he finished his scholastic requirements at Stanford, and then an ankle injury held him out of nearly all of training camp. Then, he started the year on injured reserve with designation for return, but the team […]

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Tony Romo leaning toward getting plate in collarbone – NFL.com

Tony Romo leaning toward getting plate in collarboneNFL.comNot very invasive. Not a very big thing.” Romo injured his collarbone twice in 2015, cratering the Cowboys chances to make back-to-back playoff appearances. The quarterback said having a plate inserted wouldn’t force him to miss offseason workouts. “No.and more …read more From:: NFL Playoffs News By Google […]

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Recommended Reading: The Super Bowl MVP is a huge nerd – Engadget

Recommended Reading: The Super Bowl MVP is a huge nerdEngadgetRecommended Reading: The Super Bowl MVP is a huge nerd. The best long-form writing on technology and more in print and on the web. Billy Steele , @wmsteele. 3h ago in Internet. Comments. 84 Shares. Share (341). Tweet (102). Share (30). Save. …read more From:: Super […]

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Bengals' Marvin Lewis: No thought of walking away – NFL.com

Bengals’ Marvin Lewis: No thought of walking awayNFL.comSpeaking at the NFL Scouting Combine on Friday, Lewis made it clear that he has no thoughts of retirement following his team’s gut-wrenching playoff loss to the Steelers. “That’s literally the first thing we talked about,” Lewis said, via the … …read more From:: NFL Playoffs News By […]

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Rams to tag corner, Colts face tight end choice and more FA notes – CBSSports.com

Rams to tag corner, Colts face tight end choice and more FA notesCBSSports.comSources said there has been no real progress made with Fleener and while he has better numbers, Allen is a more complete player able to block and help in the run game, as well as someone who offers some explosion himself. The market […]

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Andy Dalton (thumb) remains on track to go through Bengals' OTAs – ESPN (blog)

Andy Dalton (thumb) remains on track to go through Bengals’ OTAsESPN (blog)Coach Marvin Lewis told reporters at the NFL combine Friday the quarterback’s rehab from a broken right thumb continues to move at the pace trainers had envisioned. “His schedule is exactly what we thought it was going to be,” Lewis said. Medically …and more […]

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Jaylon Smith Injury Update: NFL Draft Prospect Expected to Miss 2016 Season – Bleacher Report

Jaylon Smith Injury Update: NFL Draft Prospect Expected to Miss 2016 SeasonBleacher ReportNFL draft prospect and former Notre Dame linebacker Jaylon Smith experienced another setback in his recovery from a torn ACL and MCL suffered during the Fiesta Bowl on New Year’s Day. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported that during medical …Jaylon Smith’s NFL Draft […]

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NFL draft enigma Robert Nkemdiche talks hotel window tumble, character questions – Washington Post

NFL draft enigma Robert Nkemdiche talks hotel window tumble, character questionsWashington PostINDIANAPOLIS — Of all the NFL draft prospects being evaluated by the league’s coaches and front office decision-makers here at the scouting combine, perhaps none is more athletically imposing and physically gifted than Mississippi defensive tackle …Robert Nkemdiche re-focused on NFL Draft after December […]

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Bengals' DC can envision hiring Vontaze Burfict as coach – ESPN (blog)

Bengals’ DC can envision hiring Vontaze Burfict as coachESPN (blog)Guenther’s job offer came amid an emphatic defense of Burfict during an interview session Friday with Bengals media at the NFL combine. Speaking for the first time since two days after the season, Guenther expressed his anger at the way Burfict has …and more …read more […]

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Combine winners and losers: Jason Spriggs, Jack Conklin excel – NFL.com

Combine winners and losers: Jason Spriggs, Jack Conklin excelNFL.comFormer NFL player and scout Bucky Brooks is spotlighting the prospects who make a mark — for better or worse — at the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine. On Friday, the offensive linemen and running backs took the field. Here are Bucky’s impressions from …2016 NFL Combine results: […]

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NFL notes: Pace picks son to introduce him at Hall of Fame inductions – STLtoday.com

NFL notes: Pace picks son to introduce him at Hall of Fame inductionsSTLtoday.com“I said, ‘You guys have earned the right to be here, now you’ve got to earn the right to stay here. And that’s in the NFL. Go in as a rookie, keep your mouth shut, and work hard.’” And show up to training […]

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Marvin Lewis: I never considered quitting – Cincinnati.com

Marvin Lewis: I never considered quittingCincinnati.comSpeaking with a small contingent of local media at the NFL Scouting Combine on Friday, Lewis could lean back in his chair and assure just that. He still recalls sitting at his desk for six hours after arguably the most perplexing … The concept became …and more …read more From:: […]

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Janovich, Lewis make their push at NFL Combine – Lincoln Journal Star

Janovich, Lewis make their push at NFL CombineLincoln Journal Star“Andy Janovich has better hands and natural catching skills than I’ve noticed before,” tweeted Dion Caputi of NFL Draft Update. Janovich was comparable, though just slightly behind the testing numbers of Northwestern fullback Dan Vitale, who also had …and more …read more From:: NFL Combine News […]

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Friday, February 26, 2016

Tulare high school welcomes back Super Bowl champ – KFSN-TV

Tulare high school welcomes back Super Bowl champKFSN-TVTulare Union High School welcomed home 2006 graduate and Denver Broncos’ Super Bowl Champion Virgil Green. They called it Virgil Green Day, and it included a parade and pep rally. He may have been cut from the NFL, but his younger brother, …Tulare welcomes Super Bowl Champ homeyourcentralvalley.com […]

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Minn. Company that Oversaw Super Bowl Cybersecurity Looks Ahead to 2018 – KSTP.com

Minn. Company that Oversaw Super Bowl Cybersecurity Looks Ahead to 2018KSTP.comThere’s no word yet on whether Barrier 1 will be selected to be part of the cybersecurity team for Super Bowl LII, but even if the Minnesota-based company is chosen, that will likely be kept under wraps until after the big event, just like this […]

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NFL Draft 2016: 1st-Round Mock Draft and Early Team Buzz from Scouting Combine – Bleacher Report

NFL Draft 2016: 1st-Round Mock Draft and Early Team Buzz from Scouting CombineBleacher ReportThere are no guarantees when it comes to the draft, but it could be a strong indication that the Browns are not going to select California quarterback Jared Goff with the No. 2 pick in the first round. Goff’s hand measurement was […]

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Best receiver in NFL draft is from Chicago area – Chicago Sun-Times

Best receiver in NFL draft is from Chicago areaChicago Sun-TimesTreadwell is widely regarded as the top receiver in this year’s draft class. He’s an imposing receiver who recovered from a broken leg and dislocated ankle in his sophomore season to make 82 catches for 1,1513 yards and 11 touchdowns last year.Lack of seeming elite QBs […]

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Derrick Henry Dominates Combine, but Future NFL Success Still Depends on Team – Bleacher Report

Derrick Henry Dominates Combine, but Future NFL Success Still Depends on TeamBleacher ReportMany NFL decision-makers learned the game in an era when the running game was the foundation of the offense and big backs were pulling their team to Super Bowls. Many will look at Henry as a throwback to those days and want to […]

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Superbowl XXXVII Champion brings golden football to Bassett High School – WDBJ7

Superbowl XXXVII Champion brings golden football to Bassett High SchoolWDBJ7“It’s nothing like 7 o’clock on a Friday night and the fresh smell of grass and the bands playing in the background. I think that’s one of the memories I will take with me forever, even though I’ve played in the Superbowl, Grey Cups and a […]

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Luckiest husband attends Super Bowl and team party – The Villager

Luckiest husband attends Super Bowl and team partyThe VillagerThis year, both Hart and the Super Bowl celebrated their 50th birthdays. The local businessman had the time of his life when the Denver Broncos walloped the Carolina Panthers in a hard-fought defensive battle. After the last anything-but-super game in … …read more From:: NFL Super Bowl […]

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Seahawks working on extension for Carroll, per report – seattlepi.com

Seahawks working on extension for Carroll, per reportseattlepi.comNow the oldest head coach in the NFL, Carroll downplayed his contract situation when asked about it at this week’s NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis. He did much the same after Seattle’s season ending loss to the Carolina Panthers in the NFC …and more …read more From:: NFL […]

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5 must-watch prospects for Jets at 2016 NFL Scouting Combine – Today's Pigskin (blog)

5 must-watch prospects for Jets at 2016 NFL Scouting CombineToday’s Pigskin (blog)The NFL Scouting Combine is the first offseason event that officially marks change for all 32 teams looking to stake their claim to the Lombardi Trophy. For a team so close like the New York Jets, the Combine could be the difference between another […]

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Hyde: Epicenter of Dolphins' problems? It's the NFL combine – Sun Sentinel

Hyde: Epicenter of Dolphins’ problems? It’s the NFL combineSun SentinelIt’s this NFL combine. It’s the manner they’ve swung and missed starting in a small room, across a conference table, with a draft prospect. All the public stuff at the combine lends it a veneer of circus. The timed sprints. The weight workouts. People …and more […]

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Small school prospects refuse to be overlooked at the NFL Combine – SB Nation

Small school prospects refuse to be overlooked at the NFL CombineSB NationUniversity of Texas at San Antonio tight end David Morgan summed up better than anybody the mind set of every small school prospect at the NFL Scouting Combine, “I can’t control who I play against. All I can control is what I can control.” […]

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What to expect Friday at the 2016 NFL Combine: Updates – cleveland.com

What to expect Friday at the 2016 NFL Combine: Updatescleveland.comINDIANAPOLIS — Friday at the NFL Scouting Combine feels like the calm after the storm. Thursday saw Browns VP of football operations Sashi Brown speak. He offered some clarity on the Josh Gordon situation, among other things. We also heard from most …An Education at the […]

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NFL: Why the Raiders Can Make the Playoffs Next Year – The Cheat Sheet

NFL: Why the Raiders Can Make the Playoffs Next YearThe Cheat SheetWill your team make the NFL playoffs next year? Here, we present a playoff-focused series on whether or not teams have a shot at making next year’s NFL postseason. Jeff Smith and Jimmie Kaylor will make arguments for their respective sides in a … […]

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Colts GM Grigson: 'We need to build that defense' – NFL.com

Colts GM Grigson: ‘We need to build that defense’NFL.comTo that end, Grigson was asked at the NFL Scouting Combine what he learned in a season of adversity that can be carried over to the 2016 season. “Now I feel like we need to build that defense,” Grigson said Thursday. “I feel like we have a […]

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What To Expect From Next Week's DeflateGate Appeal? – CBS Local

What To Expect From Next Week’s DeflateGate Appeal?CBS LocalBoth the NFL and Brady’s camp would like the matter to be decided before training camp begins, but Wallach cautions that DeflateGate is far from over. “Whoever loses is going to ask the Supreme Court to weigh in, so I think we’ll be talking about …and more […]

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Baltimore Ravens hopeful tight end Crockett Gillmore will be ready by training camp – Baltimore Beatdown

Baltimore Ravens hopeful tight end Crockett Gillmore will be ready by training campBaltimore Beatdown“He’s having to have some surgeries done,” Newsome noted. “Hopefully he’ll be ready to go when training camp comes around, but that determination will be made by our doctors and our trainers…Crockett has played very well for us. I think him getting […]

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What the Superbowl taught us: Why we shouldn't (and should) allocate funds to athletics – Daily Californian

What the Superbowl taught us: Why we shouldn’t (and should) allocate funds to athleticsDaily CalifornianNevertheless, I was pulling my hair out at every fumble, every sack and every pick six that led to the heartbreaking loss of my hometown team in Super Bowl 50. But while I — as well as more than 100 million […]

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Man loses Super Bowl bet, gets life for killing Bloomfield friend – NorthJersey.com

Man loses Super Bowl bet, gets life for killing Bloomfield friendNorthJersey.comA Newark man, who murdered his Bloomfield friend after losing a $700 Super Bowl bet, has been sentenced to life in prison. Eddie Roberson, 31, of Newark, was sentenced Feb. 5 before Essex County Superior Court Judge Alfonse J. Cifelli. According to … …read more […]

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Baltimore Ravens 10 Best NFL Draft Picks – Campus Insiders

Baltimore Ravens 10 Best NFL Draft PicksCampus InsidersWho are the Baltimore Ravens best NFL draft picks? Here are the top 10 in franchise history. Daily Draft: Baltimore Ravens Greatest NFL Draft Picks. When you start out your draft history by taking Jonathan Ogden and Ray Lewis, you’re going to get the …NFL Draft Rumors: Could […]

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Report: Colin Kaepernick asks 49ers for permission to seek a trade – CBSSports.com

Report: Colin Kaepernick asks 49ers for permission to seek a tradeCBSSports.comThe report comes via NFL Network’s Rand Getlin. Apparently … Which team wants a quarterback who hasn’t improved since 2012 and 2013, when Kaepernick helped guide the 49ers to a Super Bowl and NFC title game in consecutive seasons? Since then …and more …read more […]

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Bills reach out to QB Tyrod Taylor about contract extension – ESPN (blog)

Bills reach out to QB Tyrod Taylor about contract extensionESPN (blog)“We’ve reached out to his representatives, but this is the week where we’ll delve more into it,” Whaley told reporters at the NFL combine. “But we’ll see where it goes.” Taylor signed a three-year deal last offseason but because he played in at least …and […]

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2016 NFL Combine, Day 2: Top-rated quarterbacks address key questions – CBSSports.com

2016 NFL Combine, Day 2: Top-rated quarterbacks address key questionsCBSSports.com“There’s been small-handed quarterbacks that have been successful enough. Certainly the bigger, the better. We play in the AFC North and you are going to encounter some bad weather and bad games and you are going to have to hold onto the football.”.and more …read more […]

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Jerell Adams wants to keep his NFL Draft stock on the rise – The State

Jerell Adams wants to keep his NFL Draft stock on the riseThe StateIf Jerell Adams’ week here is as good as the week he had in Mobile, Ala., at the Senior Bowl in January, the South Carolina product will be one of the surprise names in the early rounds of the NFL Draft. “A lot […]

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University may host Rams' six-week training camp – Camarillo Acorn

University may host Rams’ six-week training campCamarillo AcornIf the Rams choose CLU, it wouldn’t be the first time the university has hosted an NFL team for training camp. From 1963 to 1989 the Dallas Cowboys held their training camp at what was then called California Lutheran College. After Jerry Jones took …Rams Considering CLU for […]

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Combine buzz: Hackenberg and O'Brien could be reunited in NFL – Philly.com

Combine buzz: Hackenberg and O’Brien could be reunited in NFLPhilly.comHackenberg said that he and Palmer identified and corrected the footwork through film study. They then spent the next weeks breaking down defenses that NFL playoff quarterbacks had to face and studying the tendencies of Carson Palmer and Blake Bortles.Penn State’s Christian Hackenberg preparing full-time now […]

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What we learned: Broncos' dominoes set to fall? – NFL.com

What we learned: Broncos’ dominoes set to fall?NFL.comOne day after the 49ers said they “absolutely” expect Colin Kaepernick to remain on the roster this year, Kaepernick’s agents have requested permission to seek a trade, sources informed of the situation told NFL Media’s Rand Getlin. It remains to be …and more …read more From:: NFL Training […]

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Ezekiel Elliott: Critical comments came from competitiveness – NFL.com

Ezekiel Elliott: Critical comments came from competitivenessNFL.comElliott instead pointed out that his competitive nature, something NFL clubs should embrace about the 2016 NFL Draft’s top-rated running back, was at the root of his remarks. He was asked how he would handle questions … He rushed for 1,821 yards and …Ezekiel Elliott has an answer for […]

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Sources Tell Us: What we heard on Day 2 of scouting combine – NFL.com

Sources Tell Us: What we heard on Day 2 of scouting combineNFL.comINDIANAPOLIS — We listened in on what every NFL coach and general manager had to say Thursday at the NFL Scouting Combine, and when they weren’t addressing their current team’s roster, they were discussing the draft and its players. Here’s some of …and more […]

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NFL Combine 2016: Will the NFL think Cardale Jones is a goof? – cleveland.com

NFL Combine 2016: Will the NFL think Cardale Jones is a goof?cleveland.comThose questions came from some NFL teams, and those are the questions that matter, not the questions from reporters. Jones was waiting for formal meetings with teams on Thursday night, but the National Championship-winning quarterback knows he might …Cardale Jones tips the scales at […]

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Thursday, February 25, 2016

Starkey Super Bowl event sparks tension between deaf, foundation – Minneapolis Star Tribune

Starkey Super Bowl event sparks tension between deaf, foundationMinneapolis Star TribuneStefanie Ellis-Gonzales was looking forward to picking up free hearing aids for two of her children, a gift worth thousands of dollars, at an event the Starkey Hearing Foundation hosted this month at Super Bowl 50. After the experience, she said she … …read more […]

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Homeless ordered to vacate camp they were pressured into before Super Bowl – The Guardian

Homeless ordered to vacate camp they were pressured into before Super BowlThe GuardianResidents have been ordered to vacate the San Francisco homeless encampment under a highway overpass after police and public workers pressured the city’s homeless to relocate there from areas of the city slated for Super Bowl 50 festivities.and more …read more From:: Super […]

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2016 NFL Draft: Top 64 prospects – UPI.com

2016 NFL Draft: Top 64 prospectsUPI.comAn AFC scout, watching Lawson work against Notre Dame’s highly-touted left tackle Ronnie Stanley in October, messaged NFLDraftScout.com’s Dane Brugler, “this #90 is a difference-maker!” Lawson finished the game with seven tackles, including 3.5 of …and more …read more From:: NFL AFC Game News By Google News

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San Diego Chargers 2015 Year in Review: Nowhere to Go But Up – numberFire

San Diego Chargers 2015 Year in Review: Nowhere to Go But UpnumberFireFor a team that ended the year with a 4-12 record and finished last in the AFC West, not much went right for the Chargers. The lone bright spot for the team could be found in their passing game. The Chargers’ offense managed to […]

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NFC NORTH: What the head coaches said – detroitlions.com

NFC NORTH: What the head coaches saiddetroitlions.comDetroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell was among nine head coaches who declined a podium session, but the other three coaches in the NFC North – John Fox, Mike McCarthy and Mike Zimmer – spoke at the podium. … Bridgewater was sacked 45 times last … …read more From:: […]

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A look at the NFL draft's No. 31 picks since the merger – The Denver Post

A look at the NFL draft’s No. 31 picks since the mergerThe Denver PostDenver Broncos linebacker Al Wilson (56) makes a pointing gesture during a break in action against the Houston Texans during their preseason NFL game at Invesco Field at Mile High on August 27, 2006 in Denver. The Broncos defeated the Texans 17-14.and […]

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'Anatomy of an Ad': Death Wish Coffee Part 3 – AdAge.com (blog)

‘Anatomy of an Ad’: Death Wish Coffee Part 3AdAge.com (blog)There was a moment, seconds after Death Wish Coffee’s Super Bowl commercial aired during the third quarter of the Super Bowl, where the excitement, applause and laughter gave way to a flurry of panic. Tiny Death Wish Coffee, the winner of Intuit …and more …read more […]

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Offensive linemen's value continues to skyrocket in NFL Draft – Stars and Stripes

Offensive linemen’s value continues to skyrocket in NFL DraftStars and StripesThey’re all quarterbacks who have either won a championship or been picked for multiple Pro Bowls. They’re also guys who missed four games or more in 2015. The importance of keeping the quarterback from serious injury has long been obvious, and that …and more …read […]

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Giants GM Jerry Reese predicts quick turnaround, says Big Blue can challenge for NFC East crown – New York Daily News

Giants GM Jerry Reese predicts quick turnaround, says Big Blue can challenge for NFC East crownNew York Daily News“We lost a lot of close games,” Reese said at the NFL Scouting Combine on Thursday. “A couple snaps here and there… our season could have (gone) a different way, but it didn’t. So, we have work […]

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Ron Rivera: “Missed opportunities” define Super Bowl loss – NBCSports.com

Ron Rivera: “Missed opportunities” define Super Bowl lossNBCSports.comWhether it’s because he’s five weeks behind or because the memory’s too raw, Panthers General Manager Dave Gettleman still hasn’t watched the Super Bowl loss to Denver. But coach Ron Rivera has “several times,” and he kept coming back to the same …and more …read more From:: NFL […]

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Taraji P. Henson comments again on Super Bowl tweet – Entertainment Weekly

Taraji P. Henson comments again on Super Bowl tweetEntertainment WeeklyThe backstory: During the Super Bowl halftime show, where Coldplay performed alongside Beyoncé and Bruno Mars, Henson tweeted out: “YAAAAAAASSSSSS!!!! #maroon5 is life to me!!! #superbowl50#HappyCamper I am.” The tweet was later deleted, and …‘Tonight Show’: Taraji P. Henson Explains Tweet Mix-up at Super BowlNBC 7 […]

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M.I.A. references 2012 Super Bowl controversy on new track “Boom ADD” — listen – Consequence of Sound (blog)

M.I.A. references 2012 Super Bowl controversy on new track “Boom ADD” — listenConsequence of Sound (blog)Just in case you thought Beyoncé was the first woman of color to ever cause a stir at the Super Bowl Halftime show (and anyone who knows the phrase “wardrobe malfunction” knows she’s not), M.I.A. is here to remind you […]

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2016 NFL Combine LIVE blog: Updates from all of Thursday's action in Indy – CBSSports.com

2016 NFL Combine LIVE blog: Updates from all of Thursday’s action in IndyCBSSports.comDay 2 of the 2016 NFL Combine is underway in Indianapolis. Punters, kickers and special teams players will work out — who doesn’t want to see a kicker bench press? — and QBs and wide receivers will be poked and prodded during measurements […]

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Jared Goff measures with 9-inch hands at NFL Combine – NFL.com

Jared Goff measures with 9-inch hands at NFL CombineNFL.comINDIANAPOLIS — Cal quarterback Jared Goff measured with 9-inch hands at the NFL Scouting Combine on Thursday, falling short in a category that is of higher importance for quarterbacks for NFL scouts. Browns coach Hue Jackson, whose team is believed …2016 NFL Combine: Jared Goff sizes up […]

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Texans GM says team won't cut Foster because of his salary – NFL.com

Texans GM says team won’t cut Foster because of his salaryNFL.comThat doesn’t mean Foster wouldn’t be cut during the offseason or perhaps training camp, if he isn’t fully recovered from his latest bevy of soft-tissue injuries. Smith added that he … When healthy, Foster is one of the most talented runners in the …and more […]

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Live updates: NFL Scouting Combine press conferences – Eddie Lacy will be 'ripping and raring to go' in 2016 – AL.com

Live updates: NFL Scouting Combine press conferences – Eddie Lacy will be ‘ripping and raring to go’ in 2016AL.comLater reports indicated the NFL team wanted Lacy to lose 30 pounds in the offseason. After winning the 2013 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year Award, Lacy turned in another 1,000-yard rushing season in 2014 along with […]

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NFL teams use scouting combine for more than numbers game – WKYC-TV

NFL teams use scouting combine for more than numbers gameWKYC-TVINDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Football fans see the NFL’s annual scouting combine as merely a numbers game that comes down to the times, jumps and drills they witness on television. … He led the Minnesota Vikings to the 2015 NFC North title this season.One NFL combine star […]

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NFL teams use scouting combine for more than numbers game – WKYC-TV

NFL teams use scouting combine for more than numbers gameWKYC-TVINDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Football fans see the NFL’s annual scouting combine as merely a numbers game that comes down to the times, jumps and drills they witness on television. … He led the Minnesota Vikings to the 2015 NFC North title this season.One NFL combine star […]

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For Peyton Manning, Super Bowl is personal test of will – WUSA9.com

For Peyton Manning, Super Bowl is personal test of willWUSA9.comManning’s 18-year NFL career might end here at Levi’s Stadium on Sunday in Super Bowl 50, and if it does, it would be a fitting finish for the future Hall of Famer, even if it’s an ending no one could have predicted a month ago, or […]

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NFL Combine Musings: Why linemen are no longer the draft's safest picks – CBSSports.com

NFL Combine Musings: Why linemen are no longer the draft’s safest picksCBSSports.com“Blame the college game,” another AFC general manager said. That’s part of the problem. Lack of practice time and on-field work with limits by the new CBA are another reason. But since this is NFL Scouting Combine week here in Indianapolis, let’s focus …Around […]

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Del Rio says winning AFC West is realistic for Raiders – San Jose Mercury News

Del Rio says winning AFC West is realistic for RaidersSan Jose Mercury NewsDel Rio called it a “challenge” that the Raiders will play one of their home games in Mexico City (Nov. 21 against the Houston Texans). “We’re going to play an additional game out on the road and in that altitude,” Del Rio said. […]

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Draft hopeful Peyton Barber motivated by 'homeless' mom – ESPN

Draft hopeful Peyton Barber motivated by ‘homeless’ momESPNAmong the underclassmen to declare for this year’s NFL draft, former Auburn running back Peyton Barber is one of the more unexpected entrants. His motivation to go pro was equally surprising. Barber, who rushed for 1,017 yards and 13 touchdowns as a …Peyton Barber Says He Left Auburn […]

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Titans could take Tunsil No. 1 in NFL Draft – The Sun Herald

Titans could take Tunsil No. 1 in NFL DraftThe Sun HeraldJon Robinson has been very busy since being hired as Tennessee’s new general manager. He’s had to study the Titans’ current players, prep for the start of free agency and the NFL Combine holding the No. 1 pick overall in the April draft. Mark Humphrey […]

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PNC – Porter County Academic Super Bowl Invitational March 2 – nwitimes.com

PNC – Porter County Academic Super Bowl Invitational March 2nwitimes.comWESTVILLE — Purdue North Central — Porter County will host its ninth annual Academic Super Bowl Invitational on March 2 on the PNC Westville campus. The event is free and open to the public. The competition will be in the Library-Student-Faculty (LSF …Academic Super Bowl Invitational […]

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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Arizona Cardinals' offseason starts with NFL combine – azcentral.com

Arizona Cardinals’ offseason starts with NFL combineazcentral.comINDIANAPOLIS – The scouting combine is the starter’s gun for the NFL’s offseason, and unlike last year, the Cardinals weren’t explosive coming out of the blocks. A year ago, they made news here by announcing that receiver Larry Fitzgerald had agreed to …NFL Combine records: There’s a $1 million […]

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2016 NFL Combine: Five Takeaways from day one – CBSSports.com

2016 NFL Combine: Five Takeaways from day oneCBSSports.comHe was limited at the Senior Bowl and unfortunately, he will be limited at the NFL combine. Williams plans to bench press, but will wait until his pro day on March 16 to do the agility drills. That date will be exactly seven months removed from the …NFL […]

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NFL seeks local help for next year's Super Bowl – Chron.com

NFL seeks local help for next year’s Super BowlChron.comWith 347 days to go until Houston’s hosting of Super Bowl LI, the NFL on Wednesday reached out to local small businesses for help running the world’s biggest sporting event. NFL Business Connect, a partnership between the Houston Super Bowl Host …and more …read more From:: Super […]

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Rating the salary cap flexibility of all 32 NFL teams – ESPN

Rating the salary cap flexibility of all 32 NFL teamsESPNSome of that will go to signing draft picks, and Gettleman likes to keep about $5 million in reserve going into training camp for emergency signings. Cornerback Josh Norman will eat up between $10 million and $14 million of this total, depending on …Emma: Ryan Pace […]

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Watch Super Bowl champion Lorenzo Doss' first pitch at St. Augustine's opener – NOLA.com

Watch Super Bowl champion Lorenzo Doss’ first pitch at St. Augustine’s openerNOLA.comDoss was a part of the 53-man roster for the Broncos’ Super Bowl 50 winning squad this past year in his rookie season. It’s been a crazy road for Doss who played wide receiver for the Purple Knights. Take a look at the video […]

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CLU remains in mix for Rams' relocation plans – Ventura County Star

CLU remains in mix for Rams’ relocation plansVentura County StarASSOCIATED PRESS Speaking at the NFL scouting combine on Wednesday in Indianapolis, Los Angeles Rams head coach Jeff Fisher said the team was considering “western San Fernando Valley” for the summer training camp. The Rams have said they …College and NFL QBs on LA Rams radar […]

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NFL Combine 2016: Stats Have Doughty, Goff, Boykin, Driskel, Allen, Lynch, Hogan At Top, Not Wentz

This, in alphabetical order, is the NFL Combine quarterback class for 2016: Vernon Allen Brandon Allen Trevone Boykin Jacoby Brissett Connor Cook Brandon Doughty Jeff Driskel Jared Goff Christian Hackenberg Kevin Hogan Cardale Jones Cody Kessler Paxton Lynch Dak Prescott Joel Stave Nate Sudfeld Carson Wentz Josh Woodrum One thing I’ve learned over the years […]

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Mike Mayock Says Christian Hackenberg Scares Him – Battle Red Blog (blog)

Mike Mayock Says Christian Hackenberg Scares HimBattle Red Blog (blog)It’s draft season, so it’s Mike Mayock’s time to shine. With the NFL Combine officially getting under way today (though drills won’t start until Friday), Mayock had a lengthy conference call yesterday where he held court and answered questions about …and more …read more From:: NFL […]

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Peyton Manning's retirement decision could come within two weeks – AOL News

Peyton Manning’s retirement decision could come within two weeksAOL NewsKubiak, speaking to media at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, reiterated the club stance that there is no hurry, even though the clock is ticking in the decision process. “It’s about him taking his time, to work through some things, think …and more …read more […]

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Hue Jackson Comments on 2016 NFL Draft, Johnny Manziel and Josh Gordon – Bleacher Report

Hue Jackson Comments on 2016 NFL Draft, Johnny Manziel and Josh GordonBleacher ReportJackson discussed a variety of topics Wednesday, including the team’s draft plans and updates on quarterback Johnny Manziel and wide receiver Josh Gordon. Gordon remains suspended by the league for a violation of the NFL‘s substance abuse policy.Did Browns’ Hue Jackson hint about […]

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What life is like for someone actively avoiding learning the Super Bowl winner – For The Win

What life is like for someone actively avoiding learning the Super Bowl winnerFor The WinFeb 7, 2016; Santa Clara, CA, USA; Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) throws a pass against the Denver Broncos in the first half in Super Bowl 50 at Levi’s Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports ORG XMIT: … […]

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Parrella hire official; Riley also adds ex-NFL executive – Lincoln Journal Star

Parrella hire official; Riley also adds ex-NFL executiveLincoln Journal StarThe former Grand Island resident played 12 seasons in the NFL. He comes to Nebraska from Northern Michigan, where he coached defensive linemen the previous two seasons. Riley also announced the hiring of a former NFL general manager in an …and more …read more From:: NFL […]

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Greetings from the NFL combine: A few Seahawks-related notes and thoughts as the event begins – The Seattle Times

Greetings from the NFL combine: A few Seahawks-related notes and thoughts as the event beginsThe Seattle Times5, Whatever happens here this week, it likely won’t be as strange as the first NFL Combine I covered here in 2014 when San Diego State running back Adam Muema disappeared before his position group workouts, later saying that […]

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Expect Michigan to Have Much Better Showing at Next Year's NFL Combine – Bleacher Report

Expect Michigan to Have Much Better Showing at Next Year’s NFL CombineBleacher ReportFor comparison’s sake, Ohio State has a stunning 14 prospects in attendance this year alone. Expect the Maize and Blue to snap the trend in a major way during the 2017 combine. Jim Harbaugh’s team heads into the offseason as a popular pick […]

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Future president? First, hometown kid wants to play for Colts – Indianapolis Star

Future president? First, hometown kid wants to play for ColtsIndianapolis StarThe real world can wait. For now, Toner is one of 335 possible pros who’ll slip on spandex, max out on the bench press and hustle 40 yards as fast as they possibly can — the age-old examinations prospects churn through at the NFL Scouting […]

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Charlotte TV station sends cheerwine, BBQ for Super Bowl bet loss – 9NEWS.com

Charlotte TV station sends cheerwine, BBQ for Super Bowl bet loss9NEWS.comKUSA – Before Super Bowl 50, the 9NEWS Morning team made a friendly wager with a TV station in Charlotte — WCNC. If the Denver Broncos lost to the Carolina Panthers, we would have sent them green chili and Rocky Mountain chocolates. If the Panthers […]

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How well have NFL teams drafted quarterbacks since 2000? – WTOP

How well have NFL teams drafted quarterbacks since 2000?WTOPThe teams were ranked from fewest to most on three metrics: net draft points spent, net draft points per game started by a quarterback they drafted, and net draft points per win by a quarterback they drafted. There are arguments to be made why each of … […]

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Even in the Draft, There's No Safe Way to Tackle – Monday Morning Quarterback

Even in the Draft, There’s No Safe Way to TackleMonday Morning QuarterbackI, like most people, assumed the NFL was doing PSI tests to see if it was reasonable to infer that the average amount of air pressure lost in Patriots footballs during the AFC title game (1.2 pounds per square inch, on average) would be […]

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Early entrants for NFL draft hit some teams hard – SFGate

Early entrants for NFL draft hit some teams hardSFGateFirst, a note on the dearly departed: A near-record 96 non-seniors declared themselves eligible for the NFL draft this year, falling two short of the all-time mark in 2014. Another 11 players who graduated with remaining eligibility, headlined by …College Spun’s 2016 NFL Mock Draft 2.0College Spun […]

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2016 NFL Draft: Potential Panther? Chris Jones – Cat Scratch Reader (blog)

2016 NFL Draft: Potential Panther? Chris JonesCat Scratch Reader (blog)While the Panthers boast one of the best defensive tackle combinations in the NFL, they also follow a best available athlete approach to drafting. I expect an impressive NFL Combine performance from Mississippi State DT Chris Jones, which may make him …Debo Jones shoots up NFL […]

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Cowboys get 'great report' on Dez Bryant after offseason surgery – CBSSports.com

Cowboys get ‘great report’ on Dez Bryant after offseason surgeryCBSSports.com“No one has given me any indication at any level of our medical staff or just in general from outside our medical staff, that he’s got an issue that would limit him going into our normal training regime, going into training camp, going into the season […]

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Scooby Wright hoping to 'fly' at NFL Combine – Tucson News Now

Scooby Wright hoping to ‘fly’ at NFL CombineTucson News NowWright and receiver Cayleb Jones, who both bypassed their final season of eligibility at Arizona, will be the only Wildcats at the NFL Combine. For Jones, like Wright, the foremost question is his speed. “I think they will both do well there,” said …On the Clock […]

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Rams will be looking at more than quarterbacks at combine – Los Angeles Times

Rams will be looking at more than quarterbacks at combineLos Angeles TimesDuring more than two decades as a scout, player personnel director and general manager, Les Snead has watched the NFL scouting combine morph into an off-season spectacle, replete with television coverage and an overwhelming media presence. … Case …2015 NFL Draft Re-Do as Seen […]

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5 big offseason questions for the Seahawks entering the NFL combine – The Seattle Times

5 big offseason questions for the Seahawks entering the NFL combineThe Seattle TimesFor all the media coverage the NFL combine receives, an amount that seems to increase each year, it could be argued that the real action is relatively unseen. The obvious purpose of the combine are the workouts of the 332 draft-eligible college players […]

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If George Vukasin Still Ran The Oakland Coliseum, Where Would The Raiders And A’s Be?

George Vukasin, the Chairman and CEO of Peerless Coffee, and the once President of The Board Of Directors of The Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, passed away over the weekend. It’s hard for me personally to think of Mr. Vukasin as ‘gone’, as much as it’s difficult for me to think of former Alameda County Counsel and […]

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Photos: The annual Dobski Super Bowl party – Bloomington Pantagraph

Photos: The annual Dobski Super Bowl partyBloomington PantagraphDobski Annual Superbowl Party • Sunday, Feb. 7 • Home of Bob and Julie Dobski, Bloomington • Photos by Carlos T. Miranda. Julie Dobski, Erin Wiliams. 1. Julie Dobski, Erin Wiliams. Updated 52 min ago. Cat Woods, Woody Shadid. 2. Cat Woods, Woody … …read more From:: Super […]

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CNN's Cuomo Asks Hillary Hard-Hitting Question About Beyonce Super Bowl Performance – Mediaite

CNN’s Cuomo Asks Hillary Hard-Hitting Question About Beyonce Super Bowl PerformanceMediaiteDuring Tuesday night’s CNN Democratic Town Hall, host Chris Cuomo asked presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to weigh in on the controversy surrounding Beyonce’s Super Bowl halftime show. It all began when audience member Kyla Gray asked Clinton …NYPD Only Wants One Thing From Beyonce After […]

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NFL Draft 2016 1st-Round Mock Draft and Potential Trade Scenarios – Bleacher Report

NFL Draft 2016 1st-Round Mock Draft and Potential Trade ScenariosBleacher ReportIt is difficult to speculate on trade scenarios in the NFL draft with the event more than two months away, but there are certain players in the draft who would appear to be dynamic fits with certain teams. When a team senses that player may […]

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What can employers learn from the NFL draft? – Chicago Tribune

What can employers learn from the NFL draft?Chicago TribuneAs work increasingly evolves from an individual to a team sport, hiring managers might take a lesson from one of the nation’s favorite job fairs: the NFL draft. In a new study published online by the Journal of Applied Psychology, business researchers … …read more From:: NFL […]

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Catching Up With Super Bowl Champion Bennie Fowler – Michigan State Athletics

Catching Up With Super Bowl Champion Bennie FowlerMichigan State AthleticsEAST LANSING, Mich. – Former Spartan wide receiver and Super Bowl Champion Bennie Fowler was back on campus last week to visit with former teammates and coaches. MSUSpartans.com had a chance to catch up with Fowler during his visit to the … …read more From:: NFL […]

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How Intuit Used The Super Bowl To Advocate For Small Businesses – Forbes

How Intuit Used The Super Bowl To Advocate For Small BusinessesForbesThere are many reasons brands advertise on the Super Bowl. But only Intuit buys the spot and then turns it over to one of its customers. This year Death Wish Coffee from Round Lake, NY was the winner of a national competition to run a […]

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2016 NFL Combine: How to watch online, TV schedule, list of players – CBSSports.com

2016 NFL Combine: How to watch online, TV schedule, list of playersCBSSports.comWith the 2015 NFL season in the rear-view, we’re officially into draft season — and the first stop is the NFL combine in Indianapolis. It all begins Tuesday, as the first group of prospects arrive at Lucas Oil Stadium. The first set of on-field […]

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Mock Draft Roundup: Pre-NFL Combine Edition – NBC Chicago

Mock Draft Roundup: Pre-NFL Combine EditionNBC ChicagoThe 2016 NFL Scouting Combine will take place in Indianapolis later this week, and with all 32 teams eagerly waiting to see what this year’s top prospects are capable of, mock draft season is in full swing. The Chicago Bears, who will be picking in the …Nate Atkins talks […]

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Super Bowl Champs pick up new pieces – WAVE 3

Super Bowl Champs pick up new piecesWAVE 3The Broncos have much bigger decisions looming as they set out to defend their Super Bowl title. Peyton Manning’s potential retirement, plus re-signing free agent quarterback Brock Osweiler and Super Bowl MVP linebacker Von Miller head that list.and more …read more From:: Super Bowl News From Google News

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Former ODU star Taylor Heinicke not complacent after a year with Vikings – Virginian-Pilot

Former ODU star Taylor Heinicke not complacent after a year with VikingsVirginian-PilotAnd, yes, he has turned to yoga to help prepare for him for his second NFL season. … “It’s unlikely the Vikings would go without a veteran backup for Bridgewater, but with another strong training camp and preseason, Heinicke could make things …and more […]

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Purdue's Anthony Brown ready for NFL opportunity – Indianapolis Star

Purdue’s Anthony Brown ready for NFL opportunityIndianapolis Star“Before you know it you’ll be in somebody’s training camp, playing with those same guys you looked up to,” Brown said. “I’m taking it one day at a time.” First things first. Brown has been in Pensacola, Florida, since Jan. 4, working out in preparation … …read more […]

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Davis already working out after playing with broken arm in Super Bowl – San Jose Mercury News

Davis already working out after playing with broken arm in Super BowlSan Jose Mercury NewsDavis’ wife took to Sirius XM radio to quell talk of Davis’ retirement after playing in the Super Bowl with an arm less than two weeks removed from surgery. Following a 34-10 loss to the Denver Broncos, Davis posted a picture […]

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NFL Draft prospect survived Colorado's movie theater massacre in 2012 – FOXSports.com

NFL Draft prospect survived Colorado’s movie theater massacre in 2012FOXSports.comMurphy knows it’s a “real long shot” for him to make the NFL despite a lack of on-field production during his collegiate career. But he recently said he learned he had “plenty of time to do things” after that fateful evening, which he only narrowly …Jordan […]

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Stanford QB Kevin Hogan NFL Draft Diary: From Senior Bowl to combine – CBSSports.com

Stanford QB Kevin Hogan NFL Draft Diary: From Senior Bowl to combineCBSSports.comIt was my dream to play college football and eventually have an opportunity at playing in the NFL, so with the Senior Bowl being one of a few postseason all-star games for draft hopefuls, it was something I had wanted to be a part […]

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One NFL combine star from all 32 teams – ESPN

One NFL combine star from all 32 teamsESPNWith the NFL scouting combine set to begin Tuesday, NFL Nation reporters pick combine stars from every team, from the unknowns who boosted their stocks to the stars who put on a show and solidified their draft positions.The NFL Combine is worthlessFOXSports.com Current Bears at the NFL CombineChicago […]

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Nine Bruins and seven Trojans pursue NFL dreams at scouting combine – Los Angeles Times

Nine Bruins and seven Trojans pursue NFL dreams at scouting combineLos Angeles TimesThey spent the last two months intensely preparing for the next step in their football careers. Immediately after their teams’ college bowl games, most draft-eligible USC and UCLA players set their sights on readying for the NFL scouting combine. …read more From:: NFL […]

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Monday, February 22, 2016

Tax breaks for Super Bowl tickets, back-to-school goods move ahead – MyAJC

Tax breaks for Super Bowl tickets, back-to-school goods move aheadMyAJCHere’s how you get what may be a controversial tax break passed in the General Assembly: You combine it with something else everybody loves. A House panel Monday approved legislation to waive the state sales tax on tickets for the Super Bowl, a break … …read […]

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Houston – We Have a Super Bowl – Chron.com (blog)

Houston – We Have a Super BowlChron.com (blog)Get ready Houston, February 5th, 2017 is game day! The 2016 Super Bowl may be over, but that is no reason for Houstonians to lose their Super Bowl excitement because 2017 is our year to host the big event. While the teams and fans are taking a break […]

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Tribal attorneys file brief against NFL team – Farmington Daily Times

Tribal attorneys file brief against NFL teamFarmington Daily Times4, 2012, after a practice at NFL football training camp at Redskins Park in Ashburn, Va. (Photo: AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File). CONNECTTWEETLINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE. FARMINGTON — The Navajo Nation has filed a brief in support of upholding …and more …read more From:: NFL Training Camp News from Google News

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Purdue's Brown ready for NFL opportunity – Journal and Courier

Purdue’s Brown ready for NFL opportunityJournal and Courier“Before you know it you’ll be in somebody’s training camp, playing with those same guys you looked up to,” Brown said. “I’m taking it one day at a time.” First things first. Brown has been in Pensacola, Florida, since Jan. 4, working out in preparation …Bill Belichick and […]

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A Packers legend sells his Super Bowl I ring, jersey – Washington Post

A Packers legend sells his Super Bowl I ring, jerseyWashington PostWhile it’s a figure that is far below the top price paid for a Super Bowl ring, it is believed to be the first bit of Packers memorabilia to bring six figures, with the $125,475 price topping the $80,662.50 paid for a Don Hutson game-worn […]

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2016 NFL Draft: Potential Panther? Maliek Collins – Cat Scratch Reader (blog)

2016 NFL Draft: Potential Panther? Maliek CollinsCat Scratch Reader (blog)With some draft analysts claiming they have top-50 grades on upwards of ten defensive tackles someone is going to slip through the cracks, and if the Panthers stick to their best available athlete approach Nebraska defensive tackle Maliek Collins could …and more …read more From:: NFL […]

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Teams have had success picking 60th overall in the NFL Draft – Boston.com

Teams have had success picking 60th overall in the NFL DraftBoston.comThe Patriots don’t pick until 60th-overall in the 2016 NFL Draft. As a punishment for the Deflategate scandal, the team was stripped of its first-round pick and fined $1 million. Even if the Patriots trade into the first round, they will not be allowed …Peter […]

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Maccagnan, Reese Must Be Wary Of 'Workout Warriors' At NFL Combine – CBS Local

Maccagnan, Reese Must Be Wary Of ‘Workout Warriors’ At NFL CombineCBS LocalThe Jets and Giants coaches and executives who attend this week’s NFL Scouting Combine will certainly pay rapt attention to the portion of the 332 prospects who work out Feb. 25 and 26 in Indianapolis. They’ve all got value boards to refine, and the […]

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Why Baylor's Corey Coleman Will Dazzle Scouts at 2016 NFL Combine – Bleacher Report

Why Baylor’s Corey Coleman Will Dazzle Scouts at 2016 NFL CombineBleacher ReportThe 2016 NFL Scouting Combine is taking place February 23-29, providing collegiate stars and NFL hopefuls with the biggest job interviews of their budding careers. Between the physical drills, medical tests and interviews, no stone will be left …and more …read more From:: NFL […]

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Hot dog vendors sue Super Bowl concessionaire for trapping them on bus line with no pay – Field of Schemes

Hot dog vendors sue Super Bowl concessionaire for trapping them on bus line with no payField of SchemesThe two takeaways here: The bulk of the jobs created by the presence of a Super Bowl (such that it really creates any at all) are exceptionally crappy ones; and crappy jobs in the 21st century U.S. are […]

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Is Drone Racing The New Superbowl For Brands? – Forbes

Is Drone Racing The New Superbowl For Brands?ForbesDrone Racing – Race Action Shot (Source: Ballzmag). There are a few ways to pique my interest in this cynical and ‘seen-it-all’ world we live in. One of these ways is to receive more than 30 million hits on your first two events doing something. The … …read […]

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Offseason question: Could Stephen Paea start at right defensive end next season? – Washington Post

Offseason question: Could Stephen Paea start at right defensive end next season?Washington PostThat would leave an opening at right defensive end, opposite of Chris Baker, heading into training camp. While Paea served as a left defensive … Here’s what the Redskins will be trying to accomplish at the NFL combine · The toughest decisions atop […]

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Lions great Herman Moore not shocked that Calvin Johnson is considering retirement – MLive.com

Lions great Herman Moore not shocked that Calvin Johnson is considering retirementMLive.comHe was around when Barry Sanders suddenly retired on the eve of training camp in 1999. He was one of the … He set the NFL record for receiving yards in a regulation game (329 yards against Dallas in 2013), as well as for […]

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Potential NFL draft sleepers from the Big Ten – FOXSports.com

Potential NFL draft sleepers from the Big TenFOXSports.comPotential NFL draft sleepers from the Big Ten. Illinois Fighting Illini running back Josh Ferguson (6) can catch and run. Mike Dinovo. By Marcus Hartman @marcushartman Feb 21, 2016 at 6:09p ET. 0. Shares. After one of its strongest years on the field …and more …read more From:: […]

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Potential NFL draft sleepers from the Big Ten – FOXSports.com

Potential NFL draft sleepers from the Big TenFOXSports.comPotential NFL draft sleepers from the Big Ten. Illinois Fighting Illini running back Josh Ferguson (6) can catch and run. Mike Dinovo. By Marcus Hartman @marcushartman Feb 21, 2016 at 6:09p ET. 0. Shares. After one of its strongest years on the field …and more …read more From:: […]

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Denver Broncos: Post Super Bowl Syndrome – isportsweb.com (blog)

Denver Broncos: Post Super Bowl Syndromeisportsweb.com (blog)The Denver Broncos offseason has been no different than other Super Bowl champion teams. Players have been on Sportscenter, been in interviews, and everything else that comes with winning a Super Bowl. However, when the celebrating ends, the reality …Gov. McCrory wore Broncos jersey after losing Super Bowl betWTVD-TV […]

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NFL Draft Big Board: Pac 12 LB on top; Goff out of Top 20 – Comcast SportsNet Bay Area

NFL Draft Big Board: Pac 12 LB on top; Goff out of Top 20Comcast SportsNet Bay AreaWhere He Wins: A foundation piece of an NFL offense and a complete back. Zeke’s eyes and feet are so in tune that he seamlessly shifts his line to accommodate blocking strengths and positioning. Elliott turns plenty of three […]

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NFL Draft Big Board: Pac 12 LB on top; Goff out of Top 20 – Comcast SportsNet Bay Area

NFL Draft Big Board: Pac 12 LB on top; Goff out of Top 20Comcast SportsNet Bay AreaWhere He Wins: A foundation piece of an NFL offense and a complete back. Zeke’s eyes and feet are so in tune that he seamlessly shifts his line to accommodate blocking strengths and positioning. Elliott turns plenty of three […]

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Joe Gibbs compares Daytona 500 win to his Super Bowl victories – Orlando Sentinel

Joe Gibbs compares Daytona 500 win to his Super Bowl victoriesOrlando SentinelJoe Gibbs compares Daytona 500 win to his Super Bowl victories. Daytona 500 · Denny Hamlin · Joe Gibbs Racing. Joe Gibbs compares Daytona 500 win to his Super Bowl victories. Joe Gibbs, Co-Chairman of Denny Hamlin’s race team Joe Gibbs Racing, … …read […]

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Sunday, February 21, 2016

Which 2015 NFL playoff teams won't make it to the playoffs in 2016? – Behind the Steel Curtain (blog)

Which 2015 NFL playoff teams won’t make it to the playoffs in 2016?Behind the Steel Curtain (blog)The NFL is as unpredictable as they come, but there are aspects of the league which certainly are predictable. One of those aspects would be the constant turnover of teams who make the postseason one year, and miss out […]

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NYPD Calling for Beyoncé to Apologize for Anti-Cop Super Bowl Performance – Breitbart News

NYPD Calling for Beyoncé to Apologize for Anti-Cop Super Bowl PerformanceBreitbart NewsWhile Beyoncé physically saluted the 50th anniversary of the Black Panthers movement at the Super Bowl, I salute NYPD Officer Richard Rainey, who succumbed to his injuries on February 16, 2016 from being shot by two Black Panthers who he had pulled …Important race […]

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Brudenell: Forget Super Bowl, Daytona has the excitement – Detroit Free Press

Brudenell: Forget Super Bowl, Daytona has the excitementDetroit Free PressRacing’s Super Bowl on Sunday packed more punch in a few laps than the whole Denver Broncos-Carolina Panthers fizzer a couple weeks ago. Lead changes, daring moves and hard hits — the 58th Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway had it all …and more …read more […]

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Steven M. Sipple: Ex-Husker's insights hit home as NFL Combine nears – Lincoln Journal Star

Steven M. Sipple: Ex-Husker’s insights hit home as NFL Combine nearsLincoln Journal StarNebraska defensive tackle Maliek Collins (7) plays against Rutgers in November at Piscataway, N.J. Former Husker Eric Stokes, who until recently was an assistant general manager for the Miami Dolphins, says Collins and Vincent Valentine, who both … …read more From:: NFL Combine […]

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LOOK: Cole Beasley's customized golf cart will make Tony Romo jealous – CBSSports.com

LOOK: Cole Beasley’s customized golf cart will make Tony Romo jealousCBSSports.comSure, the Cowboys wide receiver posted career-high numbers with 52 receptions, 536 yards, and five touchdowns in 2015, but I’m not talking about his stat line. I’m talking about his golf cart. In August, Beasley was awarded a golf cart at training camp … …read […]

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2016 NFL Draft: Can Josh Doctson replace Rueben Randle? – Big Blue View

2016 NFL Draft: Can Josh Doctson replace Rueben Randle?Big Blue View2, or even second and third wide receivers. Flush with money, the Giants could sign a receiver in free agency, but it’s possible they could also draft one. Josh Doctson has been one of the most productive receivers in college football, so he could be […]

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Beyonce's Super Bowl Performance Unpopular With Some Police Unions – ABC News

Beyonce’s Super Bowl Performance Unpopular With Some Police UnionsABC NewsBeyonce’s Super Bowl Performance Unpopular With Some Police Unions. More. The singer’s alleged anti-cop message during the halftime show has led to some law enforcement officials to call for a boycott of her tour. 2:30 | 02/21/16. ABC Breaking News …Report: NYPD Officers Still Angry At […]

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San Diego Chargers All-Time NFL Draft Team// – Campus Insiders

San Diego Chargers All-Time NFL Draft Team//Campus InsidersLance Alworth, Wes Chandler and Charlie Joiner are all-timer receiver talents, but the Chargers didn’t draft them. Also, there aren’t any great players who were drafted by the franchise, but played somewhere else or spent most of their careers on other …and more …read more From:: NFL Draft […]

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Tedy Bruschi salutes retiring Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo – ESPN (blog)

Tedy Bruschi salutes retiring Patriots linebacker Jerod MayoESPN (blog)Quick-hit thoughts/notes around the New England Patriots and NFL: 1. With Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo retiring from the NFL last week, I wanted to reach out to his former teammate and current ESPN analyst Tedy Bruschi to share his thoughts on Mayo …and more …read more From:: […]

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W2WF NFL Combine: Offensive Skilled Positions – Bucs Nation (blog)

W2WF NFL Combine: Offensive Skilled PositionsBucs Nation (blog)This builds on the work from my previous article: What To Watch For: NFL Combine & NCAA Pro Days. If Hockie Duckie says, “There’s so much data here” in the comments, I know that most people won’t get it. So in the previous article, I found which tests […]

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Chiefs' Andy Reid to miss NFL Combine after knee replacement – Sporting News

Chiefs’ Andy Reid to miss NFL Combine after knee replacementSporting NewsPreparation for the NFL Draft tends to follow the same routine year after year: Senior Bowl, NFL Combine in Indianapolis, pro days at colleges, and so on. But Chiefs coach Andy Reid is taking it to extremes. For the second consecutive year, knee …Chiefs’ Andy […]

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NFL Draft Combine 2016: Position-by-Position Primer – Bleacher Report

NFL Draft Combine 2016: Position-by-Position PrimerBleacher ReportThe staple of the NFL draft process, the NFL Scouting Combine offers all draft eligible players invited to impress teams physically, athletically and mentally throughout the course of their four-day stay at the event. Along with being measured, poked …Do the seven local players headed to the Combine have […]

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Is Brees' Legacy Tarnished Without Another Super Bowl Win? – Big Easy Believer

Is Brees’ Legacy Tarnished Without Another Super Bowl Win?Big Easy BelieverWhen Saints quarterback Drew Brees completed 32 of 39 passes for 288 yards and two touchdowns to win the MVP award in Super Bowl XLIV against the Indianapolis Colts on February 7, 2010 in Miami, it was assumed then that it would be the first […]

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Super Bowl MVP says Johnny Manziel is 'on the right track' – USA TODAY

Super Bowl MVP says Johnny Manziel is ‘on the right track’USA TODAYCOLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Von Miller is standing behind Johnny Manziel and thinks he’ll turn things around. The Super Bowl MVP and Johnny Football attended Texas A&M at different times but have become close. Manziel, who won the Heisman …Super Bowl 50 MVP […]

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Saturday, February 20, 2016

NFL Draft 2016: Five More Under-The-Radar Draft Prospects That Will Climb Up Draft Boards – Blogging The Boys (blog)

NFL Draft 2016: Five More Under-The-Radar Draft Prospects That Will Climb Up Draft BoardsBlogging The Boys (blog)But he’ll also need a bit more polishing in a few areas as he becomes a starting cornerback in the NFL. In just two seasons with the Bears he notched double-digit interceptions and was a trustworthy tackler. With a […]

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NFL draft: Five possible defensive end targets for Carolina Panthers – Charlotte Observer

NFL draft: Five possible defensive end targets for Carolina PanthersCharlotte ObserverNFL draft: Five possible defensive end targets for Carolina Panthers. Elites Joey Bossa, DeForest Buckner and Shaq Lawson will likely be gone, but there are DE options. Oklahoma State’s Emmanuel Ogbah can answer scouts’ questions at this week’s NFL … …read more From:: NFL Draft […]

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