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  • Denver Broncos vs. Dallas Cowboys preseason highlights
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:05 am
    Denver Broncos running back Kapri Bibbs had 32 yards and 2 touchdowns in the Broncos 27-3 victory over the Dallas Cowboys.
  • Gates: Malcom Floyd is decade's 'most underrated'
    Sessler, Marc
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:09 am
    Malcom Floyd hasn't played a full season since 2009. But his longtime teammate with the San Diego Chargers says Floyd is the most undervalued player of the last 10 years.
  • Devon Still has bigger concerns than being on the practice squad

    Darin Gantt
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:44 am
    On the surface, the Bengals cutting defensive tackle Devon Still and putting him on the practice squad might appear to be a case of a team trying to salvage an underperforming draft pick. But there’s far more to Still’s story, and the Bengals’ willingness to stand by him. According to Paul Dehner of the Cincinnati…
  • Chiefs QB Smith on new deal: Fair both ways

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    2 Sep 2014 | 8:18 am
    Chiefs QB Smith on new deal: Fair both ways
  • Rodgers ready for Seahawks test

    FOX Sports Video on MSN: NFL
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:25 am
    Aaron Rodgers on what to expect from Seattle's defense in the opening game of the season.
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  • Gates: Malcom Floyd is decade's 'most underrated'

    Sessler, Marc
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:09 am
    Malcom Floyd hasn't played a full season since 2009. But his longtime teammate with the San Diego Chargers says Floyd is the most undervalued player of the last 10 years.
  • Nick Fairley hired chef after being demoted by Lions

    Hanzus, Dan
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:32 am
    Detroit Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley temporarily lost his starting job this summer, in large part because he wasn't in shape. Now Fairley is getting aggressive about living a healthier lifestyle.
  • Troy Polamalu expects Johnny Manziel to see snaps

    Sessler, Marc
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:53 am
    Brian Hoyer might be Cleveland's starter, but Steelers defenders Troy Polamalu and Brett Keisel still expect to see a dose of Johnny Manziel in Sunday's regular season opener against the Browns.
  • Jeff Tedford might miss Buccaneers' opener

    Sessler, Marc
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:48 am
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford might miss the season opener against Carolina on Sunday. Who would the play-calling fall to while the coach recovers from surgery?
  • Brady: Nobody stood for Pats football like Mankins

    Sessler, Marc
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:18 am
    Less than a week after Pro Bowl guard Logan Mankins was traded away to the Buccaneers, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is still getting used to the void along New England's offensive line.
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  • Devon Still has bigger concerns than being on the practice squad

    Darin Gantt
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:44 am
    On the surface, the Bengals cutting defensive tackle Devon Still and putting him on the practice squad might appear to be a case of a team trying to salvage an underperforming draft pick. But there’s far more to Still’s story, and the Bengals’ willingness to stand by him. According to Paul Dehner of the Cincinnati…
  • Kurt Coleman signs with Chiefs

    Josh Alper
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:36 am
    Kurt Coleman and Andy Reid are back together again. Coleman’s agent Blake Baratz announced on Twitter that the safety has signed a contract with the Chiefs for the 2014 season. Coleman was released by the Vikings as Minnesota got down to 53 players over the weekend, but spent the first four years of his career…
  • Jerry Jones OK with having Orton in Buffalo and Weeden in Dallas

    Michael David Smith
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:26 am
    Now that Kyle Orton has returned to football and signed with the Bills, does Cowboys owner and General Manager Jerry Jones have any regrets about releasing Orton from his contract? Not at all. Jones said he was expecting Orton to sign with some team at the end of the preseason, and Jones is fine with…
  • PFT Live: Seahawks talk with Curtis Crabtree, PFT Planet calls and tweets

    Josh Alper
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:14 am
    We’re a little more than 48 hours away from the start of the 2014 season and PFT Live is your spot for everything you need to know about the Packers and Seahawks ahead of the season opener. We’ll start things off on Tuesday with a visit from Curtis Crabtree of PFT and KJR Radio in…
  • Bucs preparing this week as if Jeff Tedford won’t be there

    Darin Gantt
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:39 am
    No one can be sure what to expect from the Buccaneers’ offense this year, with a new head coach, a new coordinator and a new quarterback. The fact we don’t know who’ll call the plays this weekend adds to the mystery. According to Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times, the Buccaneers are preparing this…
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  • Alex Smith: New Chiefs contract is 'fair both ways'

    Sessler, Marc
    1 Sep 2014 | 10:49 am
    Alex Smith came out on the winning end of his new deal with the Kansas City Chiefs. But the veteran quarterback says the contract is "fair both ways." Did the team err by investing in the 30-year-old?
  • Alex Smith avoids team-friendly Chiefs contract

    Patra, Kevin
    31 Aug 2014 | 5:48 pm
    Alex Smith said he didn't want an Andy Dalton-type, pay-as-you-go contract with the Kansas City Chiefs. The veteran QB didn't have to settle for one with the four-year, $68M deal he signed Sunday.
  • Alex Smith, Chiefs sign four-year contract extension

    Patra, Kevin
    31 Aug 2014 | 3:56 pm
    Just days before the NFL season, the Kansas City Chiefs finalized a deal that will keep quarterback Alex Smith in Kansas City for a while. Smith will get $45 million in guaranteed money.
  • Matt Flynn, Scott Tolzien shine in Packers' win over Chiefs

    Associated Press
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:04 pm
    Green Bay Packers QBs Matt Flynn and Scott Tolzien both played well in the 34-14 win Thursday night over the Kansas City Chiefs to wrap up the preseason.
  • Mike McGlynn signs with the Kansas City Chiefs

    Sessler, Marc
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:11 am
    The Chiefs on Wednesday announced the signing of veteran guard Mike McGlynn to their paper-thin offensive line. McGlynn made 30 starts for the Indianapolis Colts over the past two seasons.
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  • Nick Novak's four field goals boots Chargers over Cardinals

    Associated Press
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:27 pm
    Nick Novak kicked four field goals and the San Diego Chargers beat the Arizona Cardinals 12-9 on Thursday night, 11 days before the teams meet again in the season opener.
  • Arizona Cardinals sign Tommy Kelly

    Rosenthal, Gregg
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:08 pm
    Tommy Kelly was one of the most surprising and notable cuts during the recent roster shrinkage to 75 players. He wasn't out of work for long.
  • James Harrison visiting Arizona Cardinals

    Sessler, Marc
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:45 am
    The Arizona Cardinals once again are dipping into the pool of former Steelers defenders, hosting free-agent linebacker James Harrison. Could Harrison help an ailing defense?
  • John Brown to be used on 60 percent of Cards' snaps?

    Wesseling, Chris
    26 Aug 2014 | 12:33 pm
    Arizona coach Bruce Arians estimated rookie John Brown will be used on upwards of 60 percent of the Cardinals' offensive snaps this season. Will that help Brown's chances of Offensive Rookie of the Year?
  • Arizona Cardinals season preview: Defensive blues

    Wesseling, Chris
    26 Aug 2014 | 12:28 pm
    Arizona's Carson Palmer must be happy with the weapons he has. But are Andre Ellington and John Brown, along with veteran Larry Fitzgerald, enough to unseat the Seahawks as best in the West?
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  • EJ Manuel not among Buffalo Bills' team captains

    Sessler, Marc
    1 Sep 2014 | 6:53 am
    Bills starting quarterback EJ Manuel wasn't among the six team captains voted in for Buffalo's 2014 season. Is this a sign that the locker room doesn't believe in the young signal-caller as a leader?
  • Jeff Tuel signed to Buffalo Bills practice squad

    Patra, Kevin
    31 Aug 2014 | 12:35 pm
    The Buffalo Bills cut Jeff Tuel after signing Kyle Orton on Saturday. On Sunday, the team kept the second-year quarterback in Buffalo by signing him to the practice squad.
  • Kyle Orton signs with Buffalo Bills

    Rosenthal, Gregg
    30 Aug 2014 | 4:46 pm
    The Buffalo Bills signed veteran quarterback Kyle Orton on Saturday. Will he get a crack at the starting job if EJ Manuel falters?
  • Jeff Tuel released by Bills following Orton signing

    Wesseling, Chris
    30 Aug 2014 | 12:56 pm
    The Buffalo Bills released quarterback Jeff Tuel on Saturday. It's now up to Kyle Orton to back up EJ Manuel. Might another team take a gamble on Tuel?
  • Buffalo Bills release Jordan Palmer, Brian Moorman

    Rosenthal, Gregg
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:29 pm
    Jordan Palmer's stint with the Buffalo Bills was short-lived. The team released the quarterback after signing him less than a week ago.
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  • Stephen Hill working out for Carolina Panthers

    Hanzus, Dan
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:53 am
    The Panthers will host former Jets receiver Stephen Hill for a workout on Monday. Hill was released Saturday after a two-year stint in New York. Could the former second-round pick team up with Cam Newton?
  • Tavarres King cut by Carolina Panthers

    Patra, Kevin
    30 Aug 2014 | 7:52 am
    The Panthers will enter the 2014 season with zero wide receivers who graced Carolina's roster in 2013. On Saturday the team cut the lone holdover, Tavarres King.
  • Panthers blank Steelers in preseason finale

    Associated Press
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:13 pm
    Fozzy Whittaker ran for a 2-yard touchdown, Graham Gano added a short field goal and the Panthers beat the listless Steelers 10-0 in the preseason finale.
  • Carolina Panthers season preview: Cam carries team?

    Sessler, Marc
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:03 am
    Offseason ankle surgery and a preseason rib fracture have slowed Cam Newton, but the Panthers will depend on their star QB more than ever if they're to repeat as division champs in the South.
  • Cam Newton certain he'll play in Panthers' opener

    Wesseling, Chris
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:46 am
    Cam Newton said Wednesday there is "no doubt" he will play through a fractured rib in the Panthers' season opener. Will Carolina's offense be at full strength against the Bucs?
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  • Santonio Holmes makes case to be Bears' No. 3 WR

    Patra, Kevin
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:50 am
    Santonio Holmes showed the Chicago Bears' coaching staff he still has some pop left. The receiver had a 32-yard touchdown catch-and-run and a 30-yard punt return in a bid to make the roster.
  • Brian Hoyer finds the end zone in Browns' win over Bears

    Associated Press
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:59 pm
    Brian Hoyer drove Cleveland's starting offense to a rare preseason touchdown before turning things over to rookie Johnny Manziel in the Browns' 33-13 win over the Chicago Bears on Thursday night.
  • Chicago Bears season preview: Secondary concern

    Patra, Kevin
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:45 am
    Chicago boasts a high-octane offense led by coach Marc Trestman. But are their defensive backs, led by aging vets Tim Jennings and Charles Tillman, a legitimate worry that will trap the Bears in 2014?
  • Adrian Wilson cut by Chicago Bears

    Rosenthal, Gregg
    23 Aug 2014 | 7:30 pm
    Adrian Wilson is looking for work. The Chicago Bears officially released the five-time Pro Bowl safety on Sunday. Will he find a home soon?
  • Seahawks' Russell Wilson sharp in blowout of Bears

    Associated Press
    22 Aug 2014 | 11:40 pm
    Russell Wilson threw for two touchdowns and ran for another score, helping the Seahawks rout the Chicago Bears 34-6 on Friday night.
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  • Rex Grossman released by Cleveland Browns

    Hanzus, Dan
    31 Aug 2014 | 11:53 am
    The Cleveland Browns have parted ways with quarterback Rex Grossman, who signed with them earlier this month. The Browns now have just QBs Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel on the active roster.
  • Nate Burleson cut by Cleveland Browns

    Patra, Kevin
    30 Aug 2014 | 7:24 am
    The Cleveland Browns cut wide receiver Nate Burleson. Injuries kept him off the field for most of training camp. It could be the end of the road for the 33-year-old wideout.
  • Brian Hoyer finds the end zone in Browns' win over Bears

    Associated Press
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:59 pm
    Brian Hoyer drove Cleveland's starting offense to a rare preseason touchdown before turning things over to rookie Johnny Manziel in the Browns' 33-13 win over the Chicago Bears on Thursday night.
  • Brian Hoyer, Johnny Manziel show signs of life

    Sessler, Marc
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:31 pm
    It came against Chicago's backups, but the Browns quarterbacking duo of Brian Hoyer and rookie Johnny Manziel combined for Cleveland's best night yet against the Bears.
  • Josh Gordon ineligible to leave Browns for CFL

    Wesseling, Chris
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:39 am
    Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon, who was suspended for a year, has considered the possibility of playing in the Canadian Football League. But what prohibits him from jumping north?
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  • Injury roundup: Wes Welker makes practice return

    Hanzus, Dan
    1 Sep 2014 | 10:46 am
    Wes Welker returned to Broncos practice Monday following his third concussion in less than a year. Has he been cleared to suit up Sunday? Also, updates on Sammy Watkins' status and more.
  • Kevin Vickerson released by Denver Broncos

    Wesseling, Chris
    30 Aug 2014 | 10:04 am
    The Denver Broncos have released veteran run-stuffer Kevin Vickerson. Last season's AFC champs also waived safety Duke Ihenacho.
  • Broncos' Osweiler sharp; Cowboys finish preseason winless

    Associated Press
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:58 pm
    Brock Osweiler led four scoring drives in the final tuneup for another year behind Peyton Manning, and the Denver Broncos beat the Dallas Cowboys 27-3 Thursday night.
  • Peyton Manning on taunting fine: 'Money well spent'

    Patra, Kevin
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:33 am
    Peyton Manning was fined $8,268 for a taunting penalty he picked up on Saturday against Houston Texans safety D.J. Swearinger. The Denver Broncos quarterback has no qualms with the fee.
  • John Fox: Wes Welker in 'exercise mode right now'

    Patra, Kevin
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:09 am
    Wes Welker continues his comeback from a third concussion in 10 months. Denver Broncos coach John Fox said the receiver is in "exercise mode," which indicates progress and that symptoms have subsided.
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  • Kris Durham released by Detroit Lions

    Wesseling, Chris
    30 Aug 2014 | 10:26 am
    The Detroit Lions released Kris Durham, who finished second to Calvin Johnson in wide receiver yards last season. Who takes Durham's place this year?
  • Mikel Leshoure released by Detroit Lions

    Patra, Kevin
    30 Aug 2014 | 8:33 am
    Mikel Leshoure's career with the Detroit Lions never got off the ground, and Saturday the team released the 2011 second-round pick. How many players from Leshoure's draft class remain in Detroit?
  • Kellen Moore leads Lions to shutout win over Buffalo Bills

    Associated Press
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:18 pm
    The Detroit Lions have several big decisions to make before establishing their 53-player regular-season roster following a 23-0 win over the Buffalo Bills.
  • Detroit Lions season preview: Disappointing defense?

    Patra, Kevin
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:43 am
    With weapons like Calvin Johnson, Reggie Bush and Golden Tate in the lineup, the Lions boast arguably the deepest offense in the NFL. But could Detroit's Achilles' heel be lurking elsewhere?
  • Reggie Bush shows he's still got speed on 86-yard TD

    Patra, Kevin
    23 Aug 2014 | 12:55 pm
    Reggie Bush displayed his speed on an 86-yard touchdown run in Friday's 13-12 win over the Jaguars. Will the Detroit Lions lean on the 29-year-old or will Joique Bell become the lead back in 2014?
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  • Matt Flynn, Scott Tolzien shine in Packers' win over Chiefs

    Associated Press
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:04 pm
    Green Bay Packers QBs Matt Flynn and Scott Tolzien both played well in the 34-14 win Thursday night over the Kansas City Chiefs to wrap up the preseason.
  • Jarrett Boykin has taken next step for Packers

    Wesseling, Chris
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:15 pm
    Coach Mike McCarthy says Jarrett Boykin is coming off an excellent training camp and has clearly "taken the next step." Will the wide receiver help the Packers become the NFL's best offense?
  • Eddie Lacy can lead NFL in rushing, Packers coach says

    Wesseling, Chris
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:50 pm
    Packers running backs coach Sam Gash believes Eddie Lacy can lead the NFL in rushing this season. Is it realistic to believe Lacy can out-rush Adrian Peterson and LeSean McCoy?
  • Green Bay Packers season preview: Fast-paced offense

    Patra, Kevin
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:42 am
    With quarterback Aaron Rodgers and running back Eddie Lacy, the Green Bay Packers look like a scoring juggernaut. Will their fast-paced offense get them back to their second Super Bowl this decade?
  • B.J. Raji tears biceps, will miss Packers' season

    Patra, Kevin
    23 Aug 2014 | 8:44 am
    B.J. Raji suffered a torn biceps during Friday night's contest against the Oakland Raiders and will miss the 2014 season. The Green Bay Packers nose tackle had been getting rave reviews at camp.
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  • J.J. Watt, Texans strike six-year contract extension

    Rosenthal, Gregg
    1 Sep 2014 | 10:45 pm
    Defensive end J.J. Watt has agreed to a long-term contract extension with the Houston Texans, and the numbers are as eye-popping as Watt's play has been during his young NFL career.
  • Chris Clemons cut by Texans; Danieal Manning back

    Hanzus, Dan
    31 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm
    The Houston Texans released Chris Clemons on Sunday, five months after signing the safety to a free-agent deal. Danieal Manning returns to Houston after being released in March.
  • Ryan Mallett traded to Houston Texans from Patriots

    Hanzus, Dan
    31 Aug 2014 | 11:10 am
    Quarterback Ryan Mallett saw few opportunities behind Tom Brady on the Patriots' depth chart. A change of scenery could help as he was traded to the Texans on Sunday for a conditional pick.
  • Rookie LB Borland stands out for 49ers in rout of Texans

    28 Aug 2014 | 10:02 pm
    Third-round linebacker Chris Borland returned an interception for a touchdown as the San Francisco 49ers beat the Houston Texans 40-13 on Thursday night.
  • Peyton Manning gets heated in Broncos' loss to Texans

    Associated Press
    23 Aug 2014 | 11:13 pm
    Peyton Manning and Emmanuel Sanders connected for two long touchdowns in the final 67 seconds of the first half of the Denver Broncos' 18-17 preseason loss to the Houston Texans on Saturday night.
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  • Vikings' Jerome Simpson suspended for three games

    Wesseling, Chris
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:49 am
    Wide receiver Jerome Simpson has been suspended three games for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. Was he slated to play a big role in the Minnesota Vikings' offense?
  • Teddy Bridgewater, Joe Banyard power Vikings past Titans

    Associated Press
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:12 pm
    Teddy Bridgewater threw a touchdown in his first NFL start, Joe Banyard ran for 111 yards and the Minnesota Vikings wrapped up a perfect preseason by beating the Tennessee Titans 19-3 on Thursday.
  • Adrian Peterson to Jerry Jones: I want to play for 'Boys

    Patra, Kevin
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:15 am
    Adrian Peterson told Jerry Jones this summer in a phone call that he'd like to end his career with the Dallas Cowboys. The running back is signed with the Minnesota Vikings through 2017.
  • Minnesota Vikings season preview: Zimmer's chance

    Patra, Kevin
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:42 am
    With a less-than-ideal QB situation, the Vikings will lean heavily on Adrian Peterson. But can new boss Mike Zimmer coach up a struggling secondary and inconsistent offensive line in Minnesota?
  • Christian Ponder: I'm not auditioning for other teams

    Patra, Kevin
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:38 am
    Christian Ponder doesn't believe he is auditioning for other teams in Thursday's preseason finale. The Minnesota Vikings quarterback has fallen to third on the depth chart and could be a trade chip.
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  • Rob Gronkowski says he's playing Week 1 for Patriots

    Hanzus, Dan
    1 Sep 2014 | 8:59 am
    Rob Gronkowski told reporters on Monday he will play when the New England Patriots take on the Miami Dolphins to kick off the regular season. Is he ready to play a whole game?
  • Ryan Mallett survives Patriots' roster cuts

    Wesseling, Chris
    30 Aug 2014 | 1:53 pm
    Ryan Mallett has made the New England Patriots' initial 53-man roster. Would the Houston Texans have interest if the Pats end up cutting Mallett at some point?
  • Patriots release former Packers DT Jerel Worthy

    Sessler, Marc
    30 Aug 2014 | 9:20 am
    Jerel Worthy's time in Foxborough was short-lived. The New England Patriots released the former Packers defensive tackle. They also cut speedy receiver Josh Boyce.
  • Jimmy Garoppolo: Giants game could have gone better

    Patra, Kevin
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:58 am
    Jimmy Garoppolo was up-and-down in his preseason audition for the New England Patriots backup gig. Did he do enough to make Ryan Mallett expendable?
  • Josh Brown, Giants finish preseason undefeated

    Associated Press
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:54 pm
    Josh Brown kicked a 37-yard field goal with 38 seconds to play after Belichick went for a first down in his territory late, and the Giants capped their first undefeated preseason since 2006 with a 16-13 victory on Thursday night.
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  • Champ Bailey cut by New Orleans Saints

    Rosenthal, Gregg
    30 Aug 2014 | 12:50 pm
    The New Orleans Saints cut 12-time Pro Bowl cornerback Champ Bailey, the team confirmed Saturday. Will last year's Super Bowl be the final game in this likely future Hall of Famer's career?
  • Ravens beat New Orleans Saints, finish preseason undefeated

    Associated Press
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:04 pm
    Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh rested his reserves and watched with delight as Ray Rice's backups ground out 214 yards rushing in a 22-13 victory over the New Orleans Saints on Thursday.
  • New Orleans Saints season preview: Division title hope

    Sessler, Marc
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:02 am
    The Saints added sensational rookie receiver Brandin Cooks to an already scary offense. Will Rob Ryan's defense provide enough help to return New Orleans to a division crown in the South?
  • Pierre Thomas: My Saints role will change 'a whole lot'

    Patra, Kevin
    21 Aug 2014 | 5:15 am
    Pierre Thomas expects to be used mainly as a pass protector and receiver out of the New Orleans Saints' backfield -- a dramatic departure from his role as a lead back in recent years.
  • Mark Ingram wants bigger role in Saints' passing game

    Patra, Kevin
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:31 am
    Mark Ingram caught his first NFL touchdown pass over the weekend. Now the New Orleans Saints running back would like a chance to prove he can handle a larger role in the passing attack.
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  • Jon Beason returns to New York Giants practice

    Wesseling, Chris
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:54 pm
    Giants linebacker Jon Beason practiced Monday for the first time since injuring his foot in June. Will the defensive leader be available for Monday's game against the Lions?
  • Odell Beckham could be out three more weeks

    Sessler, Marc
    1 Sep 2014 | 8:42 am
    Rookie Odell Beckham hasn't been healthy heading into his first season, and Giants coach Tom Coughlin said "he may be a couple, three weeks away." New York got welcome news as Jon Beason practiced Monday.
  • Giants cut Curtis Painter; Ryan Nassib wins backup job

    Patra, Kevin
    30 Aug 2014 | 6:50 am
    The New York Giants cut veteran backup Curtis Painter Saturday. Second-year signal-caller Ryan Nassib will be Eli Manning's backup as the Giants only keep two quarterbacks.
  • Eli Manning's 10 best answers from his Reddit AMA

    Gelhar, Alex
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:15 pm
    Eli Manning joined the website Reddit on Friday to answer fan questions. The results were quite entertaining, and we have his 10 best answers here.
  • Josh Brown, Giants finish preseason undefeated

    Associated Press
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:54 pm
    Josh Brown kicked a 37-yard field goal with 38 seconds to play after Belichick went for a first down in his territory late, and the Giants capped their first undefeated preseason since 2006 with a 16-13 victory on Thursday night.
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  • Dee Milliner's availability in doubt for Jets' opener

    Hanzus, Dan
    31 Aug 2014 | 7:41 am
    The New York Jets will likely be without starting cornerback Dee Milliner when they open the regular season against the Oakland Raiders, according to a report by the New York Daily News.
  • Dimitri Patterson released by New York Jets

    Rosenthal, Gregg
    30 Aug 2014 | 12:36 pm
    The good news for former AWOL New York Jets cornerback Dimitri Patterson: His suspension is over. The bad news: He's no longer on the team.
  • Stephen Hill released by New York Jets

    Patra, Kevin
    30 Aug 2014 | 9:10 am
    The New York Jets cut receiver Stephen Hill. The former second-round pick never produced during his two years in the Big Apple. See what parting shots Hill's agent had for the Jets' brass.
  • Eagles spoil Michael Vick's return to Philly

    Associated Press
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:37 pm
    The Eagles (2-2) and Jets (2-2) rested most of their starters and several backups. Michael Vick made a one-play cameo in his first game back in Philadelphia. The four-time Pro Bowl quarterback will start the season as Geno Smith's backup
  • Dimitri Patterson: Absence wasn't about depth chart

    Patra, Kevin
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:26 am
    Dimitri Patterson was suspended until Sept. 1 for skipping the New York Jets' preseason game last week. Patterson said the absence wasn't about any frustrations over the depth chart.
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  • Derek Carr holds future of Oakland Raiders in his hands

    Wesseling, Chris
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:23 pm
    Now that Derek Carr is starting the season opener, the Raiders hope he takes the job and runs with it. Can the rookie save his coach's job and help keep the franchise in Oakland?
  • Derek Carr starting over Matt Schaub for Raiders

    Wesseling, Chris
    1 Sep 2014 | 3:29 pm
    The Oakland Raiders will start Derek Carr over Matt Schaub for Sunday's Week 1 matchup against the New York Jets. Did coach Dennis Allen make the right call for his team?
  • Greg Little released by Oakland Raiders

    Sessler, Marc
    30 Aug 2014 | 12:27 pm
    The Oakland Raiders released wide receiver Greg Little on Saturday, just three months after the former second-round pick was let go by the Cleveland Browns.
  • Dennis Allen, Raiders waiting on Matt Schaub's elbow

    Wesseling, Chris
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:54 pm
    Coach Dennis Allen said Friday that his quarterback decision will have to wait until he gets a better read on the health of Matt Schaub's elbow. Who is the favorite to start for the Raiders?
  • Denarius Moore flashes chemistry with Derek Carr

    Patra, Kevin
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:17 am
    Denarius Moore entered Thursday night fighting for a roster spot. After a brilliant two-touchdown performance from Moore, the Oakland Raiders will be hard-pressed to cut him.
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  • Eagles cut Barner, Henery, Damaris Johnson

    Rosenthal, Gregg
    30 Aug 2014 | 10:39 am
    Philadelphia was the first NFL team to trim its roster to 53 players on Saturday. Among the cuts, the Eagles dropped running back Kenjon Barner, whom they recently acquired via trade.
  • Report: Eagles trying to trade WR Damaris Johnson

    Sessler, Marc
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:35 pm
    The Philadelphia Eagles reportedly are trying to trade away third-year pass-catcher Damaris Johnson ahead of Saturday's roster-cutdown deadline. Which teams might be interested?
  • Eagles spoil Michael Vick's return to Philly

    Associated Press
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:37 pm
    The Eagles (2-2) and Jets (2-2) rested most of their starters and several backups. Michael Vick made a one-play cameo in his first game back in Philadelphia. The four-time Pro Bowl quarterback will start the season as Geno Smith's backup
  • Coach: Ertz among 'best route-runners I've ever seen'

    Sessler, Marc
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:39 am
    Tight end Zach Ertz has won over the Philadelphia Eagles this summer, prompting position coach Ted Williams to call his second-year pass-catcher "one of the best route-runners I've ever seen."
  • Mark Sanchez: I 'seriously doubt' I'll be traded

    Sessler, Marc
    25 Aug 2014 | 12:39 pm
    Mark Sanchez has heard the rumors, but the Eagles backup passer doesn't expect to be traded to the quarterback-needy Rams. "I seriously doubt it's happening." Sanchez said.
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  • Steelers to wear helmet decals honoring Chuck Noll

    Hanzus, Dan
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:35 pm
    The Pittsburgh Steelers will pay homage to Hall of Fame coach Chuck Noll, who died in June, every time they step on the field this season. Noll's initials will appear on Pittsburgh's helmets.
  • Markus Wheaton: I'm sure I can make plays down field

    Sessler, Marc
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:38 am
    Markus Wheaton wasn't heard from much during an injury-plagued rookie season. The Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver, though, is ready to break out as a deep threat this year.
  • Panthers blank Steelers in preseason finale

    Associated Press
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:13 pm
    Fozzy Whittaker ran for a 2-yard touchdown, Graham Gano added a short field goal and the Panthers beat the listless Steelers 10-0 in the preseason finale.
  • Mike Tomlin: Everything's on table for Bell, Blount

    Patra, Kevin
    26 Aug 2014 | 4:53 am
    Pittsburgh's Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount were charged with marijuana possession last week. Steelers coach Mike Tomlin didn't limit his options for a possible punishment for the running backs.
  • Isaac Redman retires from NFL due to spinal cord injury

    Patra, Kevin
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:44 am
    Isaac Redman spent his entire five-year NFL career with the Pittsburgh Steelers. The running back announced he suffered a career-ending injury to his spinal cord.
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  • Vincent Brown waived by San Diego Chargers

    Sessler, Marc
    30 Aug 2014 | 10:25 am
    Vincent Brown was waived/injured by the San Diego Chargers on Saturday. The former third-round pick was edged out of a receiving corps led by Keenan Allen and Malcom Floyd.
  • Nick Novak's four field goals boots Chargers over Cardinals

    Associated Press
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:27 pm
    Nick Novak kicked four field goals and the San Diego Chargers beat the Arizona Cardinals 12-9 on Thursday night, 11 days before the teams meet again in the season opener.
  • Nine things you need to know from Sunday's games

    24 Aug 2014 | 8:29 pm
    With the regular season right around the corner, Colin Kaepernick and the 49ers' first-team offense doesn't look ready for games that count. Here's what else we learned from Sunday's two-game slate.
  • Colin Kaepernick struggles in 49ers' win over Chargers

    Associated Press
    24 Aug 2014 | 7:29 pm
    The 49ers' offense still looks shaky two weeks from the regular season, and it did just enough for the team's first preseason victory in a 21-7 win against the Chargers on Sunday. The offensive line showed vulnerabilities all day.
  • Chargers season preview: Back to the playoffs?

    Rosenthal, Gregg
    18 Aug 2014 | 3:03 pm
    For the San Diego Chargers, the 2014 season heralds more responsibility for Philip Rivers under new play-caller Frank Reich. But will the defense improve enough to make it worthwhile?
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  • Earl Thomas wins Seahawks' punt returner job

    Wesseling, Chris
    1 Sep 2014 | 1:02 pm
    Coach Pete Carroll revealed Monday that Earl Thomas will indeed enter the season as the Seahawks' primary punt returner. Is Carroll putting his All-Pro safety at risk of injury?
  • Eric Winston released by Seattle Seahawks

    Sessler, Marc
    30 Aug 2014 | 10:47 am
    Veteran Eric Winston missed out on the starting right tackle job for the Seattle Seahawks, and became a roster casualty on Saturday as the team trimmed down to the 53-man limit.
  • Terrelle Pryor released by Seattle Seahawks

    Wesseling, Chris
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:40 pm
    The Seattle Seahawks released Terrelle Pryor on Friday. Might the St. Louis Rams or Buffalo Bills be interested in picking up the quarterback for a shot at the backup job?
  • Derek Carr impresses in Raiders' win over Seahawks

    Associated Press
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:33 pm
    Derek Carr threw three touchdown passes to make a case he should be Oakland's starting quarterback, and the Raiders wrapped up the preseason with a 41-31 victory over the Seattle Seahawks.
  • Seahawks fined $300K for violating no-contact rules

    Sessler, Marc
    26 Aug 2014 | 2:37 pm
    Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday that the Seattle Seahawks were fined $300,000 for violations of the CBA's offseason no-contact rules.
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  • Ryan Succop agrees to terms with Tennessee Titans

    Hanzus, Dan
    1 Sep 2014 | 11:38 am
    Ryan Succop was released by the Kansas City Chiefs on Saturday. On Monday, the kicker signed with the Tennessee Titans, giving him an opportunity to play his former employer in Week 1.
  • Quentin Groves, Tennessee Titans agree to terms

    Sessler, Marc
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:36 am
    Pass rusher Quentin Groves is joining forces his former coach Ken Whisenhunt, as the Tennessee Titans and the seven-year veteran agreed to contract terms Monday. How will he fit in?
  • Titans add receivers T.J. Graham, Kris Durham

    Patra, Kevin
    31 Aug 2014 | 2:23 pm
    The Tennessee Titans added speedy wideout T.J. Graham and 6-foot-6 receiver Kris Durham off waivers. The duo will fight for playing time in the Titans' receiver rotation.
  • Teddy Bridgewater, Joe Banyard power Vikings past Titans

    Associated Press
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:12 pm
    Teddy Bridgewater threw a touchdown in his first NFL start, Joe Banyard ran for 111 yards and the Minnesota Vikings wrapped up a perfect preseason by beating the Tennessee Titans 19-3 on Thursday.
  • Titans' Jurrell Casey signs four-year, $36M extension

    Patra, Kevin
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:34 pm
    Jurrell Casey is going to stay in Nashville for a while. The defensive tackle has signed a four-year, $36 million deal to stay with the Tennessee Titans. Is he worth the big bucks?
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  • Raiders tab rookie Derek Carr as starting QB

    1 Sep 2014 | 6:58 pm
    ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) Oakland rookie Derek Carr will start the season opener against the New York Jets, becoming the first Raiders quarterback to start the first game of his rookie season. Coach Dennis Allen announced Monday that Carr would be the starter for the foreseeable future ahead of Matt Schaub, who struggled in the preseason and has been hampered by a sore elbow. "We've seen signs of Derek Carr's development from the day he stepped on campus here to where he is at right now," Allen said. "We've seen him grow by leaps and bounds and I think he's ready to accept the challenge." Schaub…
  • Gronk promises he will play Sunday; Dolphins ready

    1 Sep 2014 | 5:11 pm
    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) Star tight end Rob Gronkowski stood in front of his Gillette Stadium locker Monday and announced he will be playing in the New England Patriots' opener at Miami this Sunday. Meanwhile, the news hardly caught the Dolphins by surprise. "I'm super excited," said Gronkowski, who didn't play in any of the four preseason games as he completed his recovery from December right knee surgery. "I won't have to see my teammates grind all week - (I'll) go back out there with them, get in the huddle, break the huddle with them. "It's going to be an honor to be back out there with my…
  • AP source: Chiefs' Alex Smith agrees to extension

    1 Sep 2014 | 6:44 am
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) When he was traded to the Kansas City Chiefs last offseason, quarterback Alex Smith professed his admiration for coach Andy Reid and his excitement at playing for the storied franchise. Now, he could have that opportunity for at least four more years. Smith signed a $68 million extension Sunday to remain with the Chiefs through the 2018 season, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team did not disclose the terms of the contract. Smith, who is due $7.5 million this season, will receive $45…
  • 49er Ray McDonald accused of domestic violence

    1 Sep 2014 | 12:49 am
    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Ray McDonald was arrested early Sunday on felony domestic violence charges after officers responded to a home in an upscale neighborhood, San Jose police said. Sgt. Heather Randol, a police spokeswoman, declined to discuss the circumstances that led to McDonald's arrest, saying only that officers had probable cause to take him into custody. McDonald, 29, was later released from Santa Clara County Jail after posting $25,000 bail. He wouldn't discuss what happened with television news reporters who approached him after he posted bail.
  • 49ers' Aldon Smith apologizes for suspension

    30 Aug 2014 | 9:36 am
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith has apologized to the organization and its fans after receiving a nine-game suspension from the NFL for a series of off-field legal issues. In a statement released through the NFL Players Association on Saturday, Smith said: "I apologize to my teammates, coaches, the entire 49ers organization and 49ers fans for not being able to contribute on the field for the next several weeks. Over the last year, I have learned a lot and I'm working hard to grow from my experiences. "I want to thank my family and friends, my teammates, my union…
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  • Colts owner Irsay pleads guilty to OWI

    Mike Wells
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:46 am
    Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay pleaded guilty Tuesday to one misdemeanor count of operating a vehicle while intoxicated.
  • Redskins poll: Most favor name; dissent grows
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:42 am
    Nearly three-fourths of Americans favor letting the Washington Redskins keep their nickname, but the percentage who think it should be changed has tripled in the past two decades, according to a poll conducted by Langer Research for "Outside the Lines."
  • Sources: Manning, Gase didn't violate CBA

    Jeff Legwold
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:14 am
    The NFL did not fine or implement any other punishment on the Denver Broncos, quarterback Peyton Manning or offensive coordinator Adam Gase for an April visit when Gase and Manning crossed paths at the University of Alabama, team sources told ESPN.
  • Sources: Watt, Texans agree to $100M deal news services
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:12 am
    The Houston Texans and defensive end J.J. Watt have reached agreement on a six-year contract extension that could pay him $100 million, league sources told ESPN's Chris Mortensen.
  • Raiders start rookie Carr, not Schaub, at QB news services
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:06 am
    The Oakland Raiders have named rookie Derek Carr their starting quarterback.
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  • J.J. Watt Gets PAID

    Tom Gower
    1 Sep 2014 | 10:51 pm
    As first reported by John McClain, the Houston Texans and J.J. Watt have agreed to a long-term contract extension. Chris Mortensen indicates it's it's a six-year deal worth $100 million, with $51.8 million in guaranteed money. read more
  • MMQB: Early Test For Domestic Violence Policy

    Vincent Verhei
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:05 pm
    Peter King gives his thoughts on the Ray McDonald case, Alex Smith's contract extension, and all the news of cutdown day.
  • Boiler Room: Louisville WR DeVante Parker

    Matt Waldman
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:51 am
    DeVante Parker knows the vertical game, but must learn to sell it. read more
  • OFI: SEC Surprises

    Chad Peltier
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:09 am
    In an opening week where even the elite teams in college football looked mortal, the SEC had two big surprises in Texas A&M and Georgia defeating their South Carolinian opponents by big scores. read more
  • Patriots Deal Ryan Mallett to Houston

    Aaron Schatz
    31 Aug 2014 | 10:53 am
    Well, that was a long wait. The Patriots have dealt Ryan Mallett to Houston for a sixth-round pick. I still think grabbing Mallett in the third round of the 2011 draft was a good gamble, it was just a gamble that didn't work out as hoped. Better a sixth-round pick than nothing, I suppose. Houston now has to decide if they want to try to extend Mallett, or do they just wait to see if he ends up playing later this year and how he does. read more
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  • Former Player Sound-Off: Jon Jansen

    31 Aug 2014 | 8:28 pm
    GoBlueWolverine's Sam Webb went one-on-one with former Michigan standout Jon Jansen last week to get his take on the 2014 squad. The former Wolverine captain gave his unique take on Brady Hoke's decision not to name captains until after the season, his outlook for this season, and more.
  • Changes on the Cougar defense

    31 Aug 2014 | 12:09 pm
    PULLMAN— The repercussions of the pounding Washington State’s defense absorbed against Rutgers were readily apparent Saturday in the Cougars’ first practice since the defeat. Teondray Caldwell and Tracy Clark were no longer running with the first unit. Darius Lemora took Caldwell’s place at strong safety and Charleston White slid into Tracy Clark’s spot at corner. That wasn’t the only change.
  • HD VIDEO: Post-Virginia with Hundley

    30 Aug 2014 | 1:58 pm
    AUG 30 -- Quarterback Brett Hundley answered questions after the Virginia game about how the offense sputtered...
  • Q&A With

    28 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm got the skinny on Northwestern with Managing Editor Steve Goldstein as Cal heads into Evanston, Ill., to square off with Northwestern.
  • Wilson's Word: Colts should pass on Incognito

    27 Aug 2014 | 5:01 am
    Offensive guard's pattern of objectionable behavior is well-documented, so this is trouble the Colts don't need.
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  • Daily Dr. Roto - Monday, September 1

    1 Sep 2014 | 11:44 am
    Have you heard of the Zero RB Theory? Well, it's one of many new draft strategies utilized by Fantasy owners on the cutting edge. Dr. Roto gives the approach a try and shares his thoughts.
  • Veteran Kicker Jay Feely To Visit Titans

    26 Aug 2014 | 10:41 am
    Titans to audition veteran placekicker late this week.
  • Know Your Player's ADP

    26 Aug 2014 | 9:15 am
    Fantasy Football Expert Stephen Englert goes deep on FFToolbox’s ADP Charts.
  • Fantasy Basics: Auction Strategy Guide

    22 Aug 2014 | 12:16 pm
    In this strategy guide, Fantasy Football Expert Rusty Reeves breaks down the best approaches for auction drafts. The old snake draft format should be growing stale for many owners. Auctions can be an excellent change-of-pace due its entirely different strategies and subsequent mental gymnastics.
  • Fantasy Football Basics: Draft Strategy Guide

    19 Aug 2014 | 9:53 am
    Even the most advanced Fantasy Football pro sometimes needs a refresher course. Whether you've been playing for decades or this is your first season, catch up on the latest Drafting Basics insights from Fantasy Football Expert Tony Casale.
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  • Dr. Roto Video: Fantasy Two-A-Days (CHI)

    1 Sep 2014 | 4:08 pm
    Dr. Roto shares his studs, duds, busts and sleepers for every team in the NFL. Coming up are the Chicago Bears. Once known for their formidable defense and inconsistent offense, the roles have flipped. There are a ton of quality Fantasy weapons for Fantasy owners to pursue in the Windy City.
  • Notebook: Conte not yet cleared

    1 Sep 2014 | 12:08 pm
    Bears safety Chris Conte, who suffered a concussion in the third preseason game, hasn’t been medically cleared to return to action, plus all the day’s news from Halas Hall.
  • Bears finalize practice squad

    1 Sep 2014 | 8:17 am
    The Chicago Bears have signed 10 players to the team’s practice squad. View the full squad below.
  • Bears replace long snapper

    1 Sep 2014 | 7:55 am
    The Chicago Bears have signed long snapper Jeremy Cain, who replaces the recently waived Brandon Hartson.
  • Bears commit to youth on D … sort of

    31 Aug 2014 | 3:03 pm
    With six starters 30 or older, the Chicago Bears are not a young defense, yet final cuts yesterday showed GM Phil Emery is dedicated to a long-term youth movement on the defensive side of the ball.
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  • Cowboys Editorial: Orton+Bills = Bigger Issue

    30 Aug 2014 | 1:50 am
    The Cowboys waited for Kyle Orton to retire as long as they thought they could. But in the end, gave him his release. Now, he'll be suiting up for another organization.
  • Cowboys-Denver. Eventful Day. Oh, Then A Game

    28 Aug 2014 | 8:42 pm
    ARLINGTON - The icons, like Ware and Witten, rested. But the Cowboys' news-making machine - sometimes an exhausting ..., never rests. Oh, and Dallas played a game to close the preseason, too.
  • Exclusive: Jakar Claims He 'Missed Drug Test'

    28 Aug 2014 | 4:37 pm
    Jakar Hamilton, on the heels of having been suspended four games by the NFL for violating the drug policy, is deniying failing a test. His explanation, a exclusive:
  • Cowboys Huddle-Up: Losing, Suspension, Tanner

    28 Aug 2014 | 8:15 am
    ARLINGTON - It's Broncos-at-Cowboys tonight in the preseason closer. Does it matter if Dallas loses to go winless through exhibition time? Plus all the notes and quotes to get you caught up in Thursday Cowboys Huddle-Up!
  • Danny White Predicts A Cowboys 'Mystery Year'

    27 Aug 2014 | 9:15 pm
    ARLINGTON - Will Danny White be disappointed if his Cowboys are again a .500 team? Quite the contrary. 'I think we'll take 8-8 and be happy to have it,' the former quarterback/punter said - an understated remark that fit in well with Wednesday's Kickoff Luncheon.
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  • Daily Dr. Roto - Monday, September 1

    1 Sep 2014 | 11:44 am
    Have you heard of the Zero RB Theory? Well, it's one of many new draft strategies utilized by Fantasy owners on the cutting edge. Dr. Roto gives the approach a try and shares his thoughts.
  • Season prediction: How far will Colts go?

    1 Sep 2014 | 12:06 am
    The 2014 NFL journey begins in Denver with Mile High expectations. Can the Colts make the playoffs again and take that next step? Here's a game-by-game prediction.
  • Fantasy Football Weekly - August 30

    30 Aug 2014 | 7:25 am
    The internet is buzzing about our new Fantasy Football Weekly column! Here we recap all the noteworthy news from the past week to get you caught up. Everything you need to know in one place! All things Fantasy Football! This week's review covers everything from August 23 to August 29.
  • Brown edges McManus in intense kicker battle

    28 Aug 2014 | 12:46 pm
    Josh Brown will retain the starting kick job, but he had to fight tooth and nail with young gung Brandon McManus.
  • Up Close With a High Stakes Expert Pt 5

    28 Aug 2014 | 11:54 am
    This article is Part 5 in a six-part series leading up to the start of the Fantasy season that will take us inside the minds of successful high stakes players, giving us insight into what they are thinking about and “how to win” strategy.
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  • Optimism Rides on Winds of Defensive Change

    1 Sep 2014 | 9:56 pm
    Despite months of public practices, it might be the best-kept secret in football: What will Green Bay's defense look like against Seattle on Thursday night? “We’re as excited as probably a lot of Packers fans are to watch it,” linebacker A.J. Hawk said.
  • Healthy Bulaga Back and Better Than Ever

    1 Sep 2014 | 9:13 pm
    Right tackle Bryan Bulaga has missed the last 26 games due to a broken hip and torn ACL. Offensive line coach James Campen said Bulaga is better now than he was when he injured the hip in 2012, which is good news considering what happened the last time these teams met at Seattle.
  • McCarthy Gushes About Pass Rush

    1 Sep 2014 | 7:22 pm
    The Packers tied for eighth in the NFL last season with 44 sacks, and a healthy Clay Matthews and the addition of Julius Peppers should bolster that attack.
  • Familiar Foe Bolsters Seattle Defense

    1 Sep 2014 | 7:14 pm
    The Seahawks will rely on Kevin Williams' versatility and veteran savvy to make up for three key offseason losses.
  • Cobb Might Return Punts

    1 Sep 2014 | 3:31 pm
    Randall Cobb is listed No. 1 on the depth chart, which special teams coordinator Shawn Slocum didn't back away from on Monday. If you think that's crazy, the Seahawks will use star receiver Percy Harvin and All-Pro safety Earl Thomas as their returners.
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  • Wilson's Word: Trying to understand injuries

    2 Sep 2014 | 7:47 am
    The Colts already have 11 players on injured reserve, and the NFL regular season hasn't started yet. What's going on? Accepting a rational explanation isn't always easy.
  • Doctor studies ACL tears, including Wayne's

    2 Sep 2014 | 6:18 am
    Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne's 2013 season-ending injury has become a common non-contact occurrence in the NFL. Doctor Bert Mandelbaum has studied the league's ACL tears and is convinced the injuries can be prevented.
  • No. 1 question: Who starts at center?

    1 Sep 2014 | 8:00 pm
    A.Q. Shipley started learning a new system early Monday morning. Khaled Holmes hasn't played or practiced since Aug. 7. Which one will snap the ball to Andrew Luck Sunday night?
  • Video: Monday chats about center, Mathis

    1 Sep 2014 | 7:06 pm
    Day one of preparation for Sunday's game at Denver meant players talking about the center position, newcomer A.Q. Shipley, and Robert Mathis leaving locker-room messages.
  • Mathis leaves his message with teammates

    1 Sep 2014 | 5:42 pm
    While serving a four-game NFL suspension, Robert Mathis can't have any contact with Colts headquarters. But the star had motivational messages put up in the locker room.
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  • Around the AFC South

    2 Sep 2014 | 7:09 am
    Houston has a new quarterback and their best player has a new contract. The Titans locked up their best defensive player and the Colts have some questions on the offensive line. We're going to take a look around the AFC South and check in on the Jaguars chief rivals.
  • Jaguars Roster Notes

    1 Sep 2014 | 6:19 am
    The Jaguars made a waiver claim, had a player claimed off waivers and began to fill out their practice squad over the weekend.
  • Lack Of Depth Evident In Jags Final Roster

    31 Aug 2014 | 7:44 am
    The Jaguars made their final cuts and they will need some players to over perform to be a competitive team, especially early on. We examined the final cuts on offense.
  • Jags-Falcons, The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

    28 Aug 2014 | 8:14 pm
    The Jaguars dropped their final preseason game to the Atlanta Falcons, 24-14. We didn’t learn a lot from the preseason finale as the Jags sat most of their expected starters. We are going to look at the good, the bad and the ugly from Thursday’s game.
  • What To Look For- Jags-Falcons

    28 Aug 2014 | 3:06 am
    We will give you some things to look for as the Jaguars close their preseason schedule against the Atlanta Falcons.
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  • Wise Move Extending QB Alex Smith

    31 Aug 2014 | 4:15 pm
    When news broke Sunday afternoon the Kansas City Chiefs extended the contract of Quarterback, Alex Smith, through the 2018 season, it shows just how much management appreciates their franchise quarterback.
  • Chiefs Make Final Cuts for Now

    31 Aug 2014 | 7:59 am
    On Saturday, the Kansas City Chiefs temporarily put together the men that Head Coach Andy Reid and General Manager John Dorsey have decided to go to war with this season. However, those that made it yesterday might not be the ones that hit the field a week from Sunday in the season opener.
  • That's A Wrap

    29 Aug 2014 | 3:43 pm
    The Kansas City Chiefs wrapped up the Preseason with a 34-14 defeat at the hands of the Green Bay Packers. The Chiefs close the preseason at 1-3, and a week from Sunday will open the regular season at home against the Tennessee Titans. So what can be made of their final preseason game?
  • Swinging at the Chiefs 53

    28 Aug 2014 | 8:30 pm
    Now that the Kansas City Chiefs have played their final exhibition game, the hard part begins. Finding the basis for the 2014 roster won’t be easy. As we learned a year ago, even with the roster set, this franchise is more than willing to subtract and add at any position. So who makes my final cut?
  • Andy Reid Has Work to Do

    28 Aug 2014 | 7:44 pm
    If the Kansas City Chiefs are going to live up to their efforts from last season, it likely won’t have anything to do with the teams 1-3 record in exhibition games. On Thursday night, the back-ups lost to the Green Bay Packers but that matters very little as roster cuts loom and the head coach has to find ways to make his team better.
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  • Dolphins waive RB Daniel Thomas

    30 Aug 2014 | 10:22 pm
    Hot News for RB Daniel Thomas
  • Fantasy Football Weekly - August 30

    30 Aug 2014 | 7:25 am
    The internet is buzzing about our new Fantasy Football Weekly column! Here we recap all the noteworthy news from the past week to get you caught up. Everything you need to know in one place! All things Fantasy Football! This week's review covers everything from August 23 to August 29.
  • Dr. Roto Fantasy Two-A-Days (MIA & MIN)

    22 Aug 2014 | 3:00 pm
    In this Two-A-Day, Dr. Roto covers the Miami Dolphins & Minnesota Vikings. He is tackling two teams per day with a rundown of their situation which includes an analysis of each team's coaching staff, a fantasy stud, sleepers and a bust. Time to put the pads on boys! We're hitting today so be ready for contact!
  • Fantasy Gold: Toughest Training Camp Battles

    18 Aug 2014 | 3:58 pm
    Fantasy Football Expert Larry Gold is handing out medals every week to the best of the best. Each week brings a new subject and a fresh set of nominees. This week's medal ceremony is rewarding the Toughest Training Camp Battles. Who is gunning for the GOLD? Only one way to find out.
  • Glenn Lowy's Preseason PRO Picks

    10 Aug 2014 | 7:41 am
    Glenn Lowy, the 2013 FFWC Champion, imparts his wisdom in his Preseason PRO picks.
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  • Video: Colts-Saints wrap-up

    24 Aug 2014 | 2:47 pm Publisher Phillip B. Wilson reviews the highlights and mostly lowlights from the Colts' 23-17 preseason loss to the Saints Saturday at Lucas Oil Stadium.
  • Notes: Fleener fakes TD celebration

    24 Aug 2014 | 2:17 am
    Colts tight end Coby Fleener acted like he was going to celebrate a touchdown by dunking the football over the crossbar in a tribute to Saints tight end Jimmy Graham.
  • Wilson's Word: Film study won't be pretty

    24 Aug 2014 | 1:06 am
    Colts defenders miss tackles, blow coverages and fail to get off the field on third down in humbling opening quarter.
  • Brees humbles Colts in whirlwind quarter

    23 Aug 2014 | 9:36 pm
    Saints quarterback Drew Brees puts together two 80-yard touchdown drives then calls it a game as host Colts allow 189 yards in 28 first-quarter plays Saturday night.
  • Fantasy Football Weekly - August 23

    23 Aug 2014 | 12:35 pm
    The internet is buzzing about our new Fantasy Football Weekly column! Here we recap all the noteworthy news from the past week to get you caught up. Everything you need to know in one place! All things Fantasy Football! This week's review covers everything from August 16 to August 22.
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  • Coughlin 'tired' of QB-WR miscommunication

    1 Sep 2014 | 4:16 pm
    The Giants were able to end the preseason on a good note after Thursday night’s win against New England. Though the team won every preseason game, head coach, Coughlin, knows they still have things to work on before the regular season starts up
  • Fans need to remain patient with Eli Manning

    31 Aug 2014 | 3:57 pm
    He's delivered two Lombardi Trophies to the franchise, but fans are getting restless with Eli Manning and his troubles executing the new-look West Coast Offense.
  • Undefeated Giants Are Satisfied

    30 Aug 2014 | 9:43 pm
    After defeating the Patriots, the NY Giants think they're on the right track...
  • No Surgery for Schwartz, out a few weeks

    30 Aug 2014 | 3:45 pm
    It's not a common injury in the NFL, but New York Giants offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz suffered a dislocated toe during Thursday's win over the New England Patriots. Big Blue is hoping to get it's quarterback protector back in a few weeks.
  • Giant Underdogs

    29 Aug 2014 | 1:19 pm
    Take a look at why Eli Manning and company are relishing the underdog role and find out ten predictions sure to go wrong this upcoming season.
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  • Quick Hits: Raiders Monday Practice (VIDEO)

    2 Sep 2014 | 1:12 am
    Moments after local media were informed that quarterback Derek Carr would be the starter heading into the 2014 campaign, the Oakland Raiders opened their first official regular season practice. Take a quick peek into the media only access portion of practice. Our pass into practice, is YOUR pass into Raiders practice.
  • Raiders rookie QB Derek Carr will start Week 1

    2 Sep 2014 | 1:03 am
    Hot News for QB Derek Carr
  • (VIDEO) Reece, Moore Weigh In On Derek Carr

    1 Sep 2014 | 7:14 pm
    All-World offensive threat/FB/RB/H-Back Marcel Reece and Wide Receiver Denarius Moore weigh in on rookie Derek Carr starting at quarterback against the New York Jets this coming Sunday...
  • (VIDEO) Players Share Thoughts On Carr

    1 Sep 2014 | 6:52 pm
    Wider receivers James Jones, Rod Streater, and Center Stefen Wisniewski share their thoughts on the new starting rookie quarterback Derek Carr.
  • Allen confirms Carr is the starting QB

    1 Sep 2014 | 5:56 pm
    Whether the Oakland Raiders desired to have the news leaked or not, head coach Dennis Allen confirmed Jay Glazer’s report that rookie quarterback Derek Carr will be the Raiders starter.
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  • B-Dub Gets The Call

    1 Sep 2014 | 4:13 pm
    The Steelers' practice notebook from Monday features new corner B.W. Webb, team captains, Captain America, Brett Keisel, and an injury update.
  • Daily Dr. Roto - Monday, September 1

    1 Sep 2014 | 11:44 am
    Have you heard of the Zero RB Theory? Well, it's one of many new draft strategies utilized by Fantasy owners on the cutting edge. Dr. Roto gives the approach a try and shares his thoughts.
  • Allowing Sharp Instincts To Develop

    1 Sep 2014 | 4:31 am
    Ryan Shazier will start the opener of his rookie season on Sunday and will join another couple of young, instinctive Steelers on a developing defense.
  • Steelers Cut To 53

    30 Aug 2014 | 1:08 pm
    A smattering of veteran reserves were cut Saturday as the Steelers cut down to 53 players.
  • Using pencil to pick 53-man roster

    29 Aug 2014 | 5:57 am
    Colts head coach Chuck Pagano has said this will be the most difficult final roster cut of his three years in Indy due to team depth. Taking a crack at choosing 53 players proved his point.
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  • Dr. Roto Fantasy Two-A-Days (Pitt & SD)

    28 Aug 2014 | 12:20 pm
    In this Two-A-Day, Dr. Roto covers the Pittsburgh Steelers and the San Diego Chargers.
  • Analyzing the First Round of Roster Cuts

    27 Aug 2014 | 11:51 am
    The Chargers made a flurry of moves this week to get the roster down to 75 players. Some of the transactions were widely expected, while others were more surprising. Here is a detailed look at the more noteworthy moves that comprised the first round of cuts.
  • Insider's Perspective: Chargers vs. 49ers

    25 Aug 2014 | 10:18 am
    The Chargers dropped their second straight preseason game against an NFC West opponent, falling 21-7 against the 49ers on Sunday. But unlike the whooping the team endured in Seattle the week prior, this game included plenty to feel good about. Here is a detailed look at what worked, what didn't and what's next for the Blue & Gold.
  • Bolts Notebook: Pagano's Tall Task

    19 Aug 2014 | 1:31 pm
    The Chargers are talented, deep and explosive on offense. But if the defense cannot put up at least middle-of-the-pack production, it won't matter much in the long run. John Pagano has improved talent to work with, especially in the secondary, but as evidenced by San Diego's first two preseason games, the defense has a long way to go.
  • Up Close With a High Stakes Expert Pt 3

    16 Aug 2014 | 6:18 am
    This article is Part 3 in a six-part series leading up to the start of the Fantasy season that will take us inside the minds of successful high stakes players, giving us insight into what they are thinking about and 'how to win' strategy.
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  • Week 1: Player Upgrades

    1 Sep 2014 | 6:54 pm
    Every week Fantasy Football Expert Mark Morales-Smith provides the best Fantasy options to target because they are on the rise in the short or long term.
  • Texans Meet and Greet: Darryl Morris

    1 Sep 2014 | 6:30 pm
    Darrly Morris was claimed by the Texans and State of the Texans take a closer look at their new cornerback.
  • Practice Squad Set

    1 Sep 2014 | 2:30 pm
    The Patriots signed 10 players to the practice squad, including seven players just recently cut.
  • Dillon Farrell Is A Niner

    1 Sep 2014 | 7:09 am
    From baby face to Duck Dynasty beard Dillon Farrell has always been a Red Menace guy! Yesterday the news came that the Red Menace Fan Appreciation Award winner made the cut and is a Niner. We spoke with Dillon about that.
  • Report: Boone to end holdout

    31 Aug 2014 | 9:56 am
    Right guard Alex Boone will be ending his holdout, according to multiple reports. Boone and the 49ers front office have agreed to a new two-year deal.
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  • Defense takes a step In the right direction

    30 Aug 2014 | 3:47 pm
    The Indiana defense showed signs of major improvement in the season opener against Indiana State. See how well they fared and where they want to go from here.
  • Dr. Roto Fantasy Two-A-Days (SF & SEA)

    29 Aug 2014 | 11:42 am
    In this Two-A-Day, Dr. Roto covers the San Francisco 49ers & Seattle Seahawks. He is tackling two teams per day with a rundown of their situation which includes an analysis of each team's coaching staff, a fantasy stud, sleepers and a bust. Time to put the pads on boys! We're hitting today so be ready for contact!
  • Derek Carr shines in start against Seahawks

    28 Aug 2014 | 9:07 pm
    The fourth and final preseason game is often one that gets looked over but that may not be the case for the Raiders this year.
  • Now, that's dedication

    28 Aug 2014 | 3:04 pm
    Seahawks fans are known for their dedication, but this fan is taking it to a whole new level.

    28 Aug 2014 | 12:44 pm
    In your last-minute drafts, take FFToolbox's advice...straight to the bank!
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  • Rams claim QB Keenum off waivers

    1 Sep 2014 | 3:43 pm
    ST. LOUIS — The Rams have a new quarterback after claiming Case Keenum off waivers from the Houston Texans on Monday.
  • Rams announce practice squad

    1 Sep 2014 | 2:45 pm
    ST. LOUIS — The Rams announced their 10-player practice squad on Monday afternoon, which includes eight players who were with the team this preseason and two who were in training camps elsewhere.
  • DE Michael Sam doesn't make Rams' final roster

    30 Aug 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Hot News for DE Michael Sam
  • Rams trim roster; Sam among final cuts

    30 Aug 2014 | 3:13 pm
    ST. LOUIS — Rookie defensive end Michael Sam, the first openly gay player in the NFL, was among the final cuts on Saturday as the Rams trimmed their roster to the mandated 53-player limit.
  • Audio: Fisher discusses Rams' cuts

    30 Aug 2014 | 2:05 pm
    ST. LOUIS — Jeff Fisher met with the media on Saturday afternoon just a few minutes after the Rams made their final cuts to get to the NFL-mandated 53-player roster list. Hear what Fisher said inside...
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  • Dr. Roto Fantasy Two-A-Days (TEN & WAS)

    30 Aug 2014 | 10:23 am
    In this Two-A-Day, Dr. Roto covers the Tennessee Titans & Washington Redskins. He is tackling two teams per day with a rundown of their situation which includes an analysis of each team's coaching staff, a fantasy stud, sleepers and a bust. Time to put the pads on boys! We're hitting today so be ready for contact!
  • Redskins QB Robert Griffin's mechanics regressed in 'fundamental way'

    28 Aug 2014 | 6:20 pm
    Hot News for QB Robert Griffin
  • Wide Receiver Matchup Math

    26 Aug 2014 | 2:14 pm
    How much does a wide receiver's production have to do with his matchups? Fantasy expert Brett Tallley ran last season's numbers.
  • Redskins TE Jordan Reed has sprained thumb

    25 Aug 2014 | 11:43 pm
    Hot News for TE Jordan Reed
  • Fantasy Basics: Kick and Punt Return Yardage

    18 Aug 2014 | 12:16 pm
    Even if your league includes punt and kick return yardage points, it is best to consider these points a bonus. Who returns kicks or punts can change multiple times in a single game, so counting on those points is an unnecessary risk. Fantasy Football Expert Mark Morales-Smith explains that and more in this punt and kick return yardage guide for Fantasy Football players.
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    NFL Forum

  • Chris Johnson or Jonathan Stewart?

    2 Sep 2014 | 8:15 am
    My rb to start in rb 2 spot? Ppr: 0.5, 1:10yrds, 6:td
  • Another possible trade.

    2 Sep 2014 | 7:59 am
    Jeremy Maclin, Frank Gore, Knowshon Moreno is who he wants to give me for Brandon Marshall, Shane Vereen, and Golden Tate. What is everyone's thoughts on this trade?
  • Start/Sit WR & RB Question

    2 Sep 2014 | 7:54 am
    1 ppr-start 2 of 3, Jordy Nelson, Roddy White, Cordarrelle Patterson Same league 1 ppr-Bernard or Vereen Thanks for the help
  • Post draft WW pickups

    2 Sep 2014 | 7:54 am
    Not thrilled w/ my QB selection this year. Are any of the QBs availible worth picking up? I'm hoping to hold on to Bortle's for now as my keeper for next year (however, that may change as season progresses). QBs still on market: B. Hoyer S. Hill D. Carr J. Locker R. Fitpatrick G. Smith C. Henne The 3 I'm really looking at are Hoyer, Hill and Carr. Since we have the option of starting a QB in our Flex, should I drop McCown for one of them?
  • Rate my draft / set starting lineup

    2 Sep 2014 | 7:39 am
    This year was our first w/ keepers (1 player drafted after last years 5th), whick kind of threw me off w/ my QBs, not happy with my selection. Other than that I think I did pretty good. What are your thoughts? QB: E. Manning, J. McCown, B. Bortles RB: Z. Stacy, J. Bell, E. Lacy, D. Woodhead WR: A.J. Green, P. Garcon, M. Colston, M. Wallace, R. Randle TE: J Graham K: N. Folk D/ST: Cheifs
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  • 49ers | Glenn Dorsey going to IR-R

    2 Sep 2014 | 8:35 am
    San Francisco 49ers DT Glenn Dorsey (biceps) will be placed on the Active/Reserve/Injured list. WR Kassim Osgood is expected to rejoin the team and take Dorsey's spot.
  • Patriots | Rob Gronkowski to be on snap count

    2 Sep 2014 | 8:29 am
    New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (knee) will be on a snap count in Week 1.
  • Buccaneers | Charles Sims to short-term IR

    2 Sep 2014 | 8:26 am
    Tampa Bay Buccaners RB Charles Sims (ankle) is expected to be placed on the Active/Reserve/Injured list. The club liked what they saw in the offseason and believe he could be back in midseason.
  • Chiefs | Kurt Coleman signs

    2 Sep 2014 | 7:59 am
    The Kansas City Chiefs signed free-agent SS Kurt Coleman (Vikings) to an undisclosed deal Tuesday, Sept. 2.
  • Texans | Ryan Fitzpatrick the starter

    2 Sep 2014 | 7:49 am
    Houston Texans QB Ryan Fitzpatrick is locked in as the team's starting quarterback. QB Ryan Mallett isn't expected to challenge for the starting spot any time soon, in the opinion of the Houston Chronicle's Brian T. Smith.
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    Chicago Sun-Times

  • Jordan Mills vs. Bills: Right tackle expects to play

    2 Sep 2014 | 12:18 am
    A nagging sore left foot kept Jordan Mills out of the Bears’ four exhibition games, but the second-year right tackle suggested Monday that the injury wouldn’t have kept him out of any regular-season action. “If I had to, I would have [played],” Mills said. “But if the trainers felt I had to sit out, I would have tried my best to get back in. “We have a great training staff, and they’re here for my best interest, so if I had to sit out, I’d sit out. But I would have fought to get back on the field.” Mills said …
  • Bears safeties Chris Conte, Ryan Mundy in limbo

    2 Sep 2014 | 12:18 am
    Two safeties returned to practice, but their roles remained in limbo. Chris Conte had limited work Monday, his first day back since suffering a concussion Aug. 22 against the Seahawks. Presumed starter Ryan Mundy returned, too, after suffering a head gash in the same game. Coach Marc Trestman said the Bears will wait and see before naming starters, suggesting Wednesday as the earliest date. Conte played only 22 preseason snaps — all in Seattle — before the concussion. “He hasn’t had the preparation time certainly that other guys have had, there’s no doubt about it,” Trestman said.
  • Bears confident defense will be better when games count

    2 Sep 2014 | 12:18 am
    Hold your fire. After a miserable 2013 season and an unimpressive 2014 preseason, the Bears’ defense is in the crosshairs of fans, media and other dubious critics. And rightfully so. The Bears finally have an NFL-quality offense that should strike fear in even the best opponents. If the defense sabotages a playoff berth again, defensive coordinator Mel Tucker, coach Marc Trestman and general manager Phil Emery will pay the price — in varying degrees of scorn and punishment — when the dust settles in January. But let’s wait until we see exactly what they are before pulling the trigger.
  • Marc Trestman says he’ll spend more time in defensive meetings

    1 Sep 2014 | 6:07 pm
    He jokes with the defensive players that they see the world upside down. When Bears coach Marc Trestman walks into a defensive meeting, the X’s and O’s are inverted. When offensive coaches draw up plays, their unit is on the bottom. Defensive coaches put the offense on top. There’s more than just a clerical difference, too, and Trestman knows it. “I think that when you’re on different sides of the ball, you do see the world a little bit different,” he said. That’s why Trestman — who begins his second season at the Bears’ helm Sunday against the Buffalo Bills …
  • Bears cut long-snapper Brandon Hartson

    31 Aug 2014 | 7:03 pm
    Through five weeks of the preseason, the Bears never did find Patrick Mannelly’s replacement. They admitted as much Sunday, waiving long snapper Brandon Hartson one day after including him on the 53-man roster. The Bears have checked out potential replacements and figure to announce one Monday, when the team reports to Halas Hall to begin preparations for the regular-season opener Sunday against the Bills. The new snapper will have to learn on the fly; he’ll be paired with a rookie holder, punter Pat O’Donnell. The Bears tested two candidates for the retired Mannelly’s job during the…
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    Why Football Is Cool

  • Florida Football And Its Leading Offenses

    2 Sep 2014 | 3:20 am
    Life by the beach inspires an array of styles, not least of which is the irrepressible Hawaiian shirt. It’s an item that not only conjures the islands, but also California surfing, Miami boardwalks, and Andy Reid at the post-game podium.For every elaborate floral print—and apologetic head coach—however, there’s a slick suit, and in a subtropical climate like Florida, there’s something both wildly insane and wonderfully cool about that. Of course, the man that made the suit-loose-tie combo iconic in the Sunshine State was Frank Sinatra, and to this day, the Chairman is the benchmark…
  • Hoyer Is The Starter, Not Manziel ... Okay?

    26 Aug 2014 | 4:35 am
    Here's a thought — if you added Tim Tebow to the current Cleveland Browns quarterbacking mix who would you pick as the starter: Brian Hoyer, Johnny Manziel, or Tebow?Because the three have impressed few, you might defer to the most famous player. This would at least be in keeping with the adopted process of several NFL general managers in such a scenario. The potential to be an icon often outweighs the promise of accurate passing, after all.Browns coach Mike Pettine recently said that he wants his players running scared a little bit, presumably to instil the idea that nobody’s job is…
  • Redskins Name Change That Just Makes Sense

    19 Aug 2014 | 4:42 am
    Before quarterback Rex Grossman left the Washington Redskins, the most apt new name for the club was obviousthe Washington Rex-slings.Not only would that moniker have eased over the tongue like chili from Ben's, but would've born culture relevance, and dare I say, gravitas. The old silhouetted logo might have been adapted to Rex’s face too, his crew cut neatly replacing the current feathers atop it. Equally as important, the old school ‘R’ would have stayed put as a result. It was just a win-win for Washington's marketing department and Hog fans alike.But unfortunately Rexy is in…
  • Eli Shoots For The Stars On Broadway

    16 Aug 2014 | 4:31 am
    Eli Manning might be more divisive than the new Turtles movie. At least the heroes-in-a-half-shell never seemed to care about their detractors. Eli, on the other hand, well, he's more contemplative.It's a funny thing playing quarterback in New York, mostly because you're only as good as your last down, or fur coat purchase for that matter. Consider that Eli is a two-time Super Bowl champ and yet an all-time punching bag among pundits. Some seem to especially resent his penchant for suddenly improbable moments, and those people are usually Patriots fans, like Grantland’s head…
  • Bounty Hunters Out As Fantasy Tilts Into New Era

    11 Aug 2014 | 2:38 am
    In the world of money collection there have been a few exceptional talents. Among them, Rocky Balboa, Chili Palmer and that roundish guy from Rounders. Not surprisingly, they all packed a punch, and a few pounds.The ultimate pound of flesh guy was Shakespeare's Shylock, of course, but it's way too early in the football calendar to get literary. Let's save that for when the Raiders and Dolphins meet in London Town.Now you could employ one of the aforementioned goons to collect your fantasy football payments, but it’d probably come at a premium and who knows if you’d come away without a…
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    Raw Signal: Most Popular Football News

  • Cam Newton throwing without difficulty

    2 Sep 2014 | 3:17 am
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was back throwing on Monday, his first participation in a full practice since suffering fractured ribs during an Aug. 22 exhibition game at New England. Newton said last Wednesday he had no doubt he would start in Sunday's opener at Tampa Bay, and nothing he did early in practice would dispute that. The first pick of the 2011 draft, who hasn't missed a start at Carolina, showed no limitation in his throwing motion.
  • Packers' practice squad heavy on receivers

    2 Sep 2014 | 2:56 am
    GREEN BAY, Wis. – After keeping only five receivers on their 53-man roster, the Green Bay Packers added three more to their practice squad on Sunday. All 10 players who were signed were with the Packers in training camp. Here's the full list: WR Kevin Dorsey WR Alex Gillett WR Myles White RB Michael Hill C Garth Gerhart T Jeremy Vujnovich TE Justin Perillo S Chris Banjo OLB Adrian Hubbard DE Luther Robinson There were reports that cornerback Jumal Rolle, believed to be one of the l
  • Chiefs' Smith wanted deal prior to season

    2 Sep 2014 | 2:56 am
    Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith said Monday he didn't want to go into the season without a contract extension. He won't have to after signing a four-year extension a day earlier.
  • 25 Predictions for the 2014 NFL Season

    2 Sep 2014 | 1:57 am
    The 2014 NFL season is upon us. The roller coaster is nearing the apex of the first big drop as we approach Thursday Night Football with the reigning champs and a perennial power. The Seattle Seahawks take on the Green Bay Packers in the first of many heavyweight bouts this season, and we are a scant few hours away from the beginning of it all. But there is time yet for last-minute predictions. Here are 25 predictions for the year—teams and individuals, big and small. Begin Slideshow
  • Sources: Watt, Texans agree to $100M deal

    2 Sep 2014 | 1:16 am
    The Houston Texans and defensive end J.J. Watt have reached agreement on a new, six-year deal that could pay him $100 million, league sources told ESPN's Chris Mortensen.
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    Total Packers

  • Letroy Guion is Starting at Nose Tackle

    Monty McMahon
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:27 am
    The Green Bay Packers have decided to start Letroy Guion at nose tackle instead of Josh Boyd, despite his having only nine preseason snaps and two practices. The post Letroy Guion is Starting at Nose Tackle appeared first on Total Packers.
  • Jumal Rolle Has Been Re-Signed

    Monty McMahon
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:18 pm
    The Green Bay Packers brought back cornerback Jumal Rolle on Monday, signing him to the practice squad. Of course, they had to release someone too. The post Jumal Rolle Has Been Re-Signed appeared first on Total Packers.
  • Matt Flynn is No. 2

    Monty McMahon
    1 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Despite being outplayed by Scott Tolzien in the preseason, Matt Flynn will remain the Green Bay Packers No. 2 quarterback. Because of course he will. The post Matt Flynn is No. 2 appeared first on Total Packers.
  • Here’s the 2014 Green Bay Packers Practice Squad

    Monty McMahon
    31 Aug 2014 | 12:33 pm
    The 2014 Green Bay Packers practice squad is set. The team got lucky in that they were able to retain safety Chris Banjo, as one of 10 familiar faces. The post Here’s the 2014 Green Bay Packers Practice Squad appeared first on Total Packers.
  • Green Bay Packers 2014 Final Roster Analysis

    Monty McMahon
    31 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Here's the first 53-man roster for the 2014 Green Bay Packers. We've looked at who got cut and now we're looking at who stuck and why. Only a few surprises. The post Green Bay Packers 2014 Final Roster Analysis appeared first on Total Packers.
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  • Jacques McClendon named starting center in Jacksonville

    2 Sep 2014 | 7:10 am
    Thanks to Brad Meester, the Jaguars haven’t had to worry about finding a starting center for quite a while. That changed this year, though. Meester retired after a 14-year career and the Jaguars had to find a replacement for the middle of their offensive line. Their first choice was Mike Brewster, but he struggled so…
  • Detroit Lions Player Hires Personal Chef After Getting Demoted, Loses 15 Pounds And Wins Job Back

    2 Sep 2014 | 7:08 am
    Detroit Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley has had a tumultuous preseason, but it looks like it's ending on a high note. In May the Lions declined to pick up Fairley's $5.5-million option for the 2015-16 season — a sign that they were unconvinced that the former No. 13-overall pick was the long-term answer at defensive tackle. After the team asked him to lose weight over the summer, he reportedly got down to 295 pounds, which was actually lighter than the Lions wanted. He showed up to traini
  • ESPN clumsily moves on from Michael Sam shower report

    2 Sep 2014 | 7:06 am
    As Michael Sam waits for an NFL opportunity that may never come, some think that the reluctance of other teams to add the SEC defensive player of the year to the practice squad flows from the ESPN report regarding his shower habits. While his shower habits and anything else unrelated to his football skills should…
  • J.J. Watt Agrees To 6-Year $100 Million Deal

    2 Sep 2014 | 6:46 am
    Houston's all-world defender is now the highest paid defensive player in the league - and in NFL history.
  • 49ers DT Ray McDonald Says "Truth Will Come Out"

    2 Sep 2014 | 6:46 am
    The 49ers defensive tackle is the first NFL player to be arrested on domestic violence charges since the league instituted its automatic 6-game ban for such instances.
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  • New Theme: Goran

    Thomas Guillot
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    We have a new free theme to announce today: Goran! Goran Designed by yours truly, Goran is a functional, responsive, multi-purpose theme that’s a perfect option for your business website. Learn more about the free Goran theme at the theme showcase, or preview it by going to Appearance → Themes.Filed under: Themes
  • Projects Around the World

    Cheri Lucas Rowlands
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    We’re inspired to see bloggers doing things they love and using this platform to make their voices heard. Here’s a look at some interesting projects around the globe. Russell Chapman: Telling the stories of Syrian refugees Image by Russell Chapman Last year, photographer and writer Russell Chapman documented the conflict in Syria and spent time in Syrian refugee camps in Lebanon and Jordan. His book, Syria: Refugees and Rebels, compiles images of his time there. Russell is currently working on a project to tell the stories of Syrian refugees rebuilding their lives in Jordan.
  • Ferguson: Ten Bloggers Speak Out

    Ben Huberman
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Many details about the violent death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, remain unclear. What is beyond doubt is the intensity of reactions to this story — in the media and in neighborhoods all over the US (and beyond). Here are ten personal perspectives on this event and its aftermath, from writers representing a diverse cross-section of the community. Image by Shawn Semmler (CC BY 2.0)   Gukira Writer and scholar Keguro Macharia reacts with his usual incisiveness to one of the signature chants of post-Ferguson protests : If “Hands Up, Don’t…
  • Early Theme Adopters: Isola

    Ben Huberman
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:30 am
    Whether you’re a personal blogger, a designer, or an artist, Isola gives you a bright, clean space to showcase your work. Its minimalist design stays crisp across devices and screens of all sizes, with generous white space to keep the focus on your content. Isola, a free theme, comes with numerous customization options, from featured images and custom header images to sleek post formats. Let’s take a look at three sites that are already using it to great effect. Design_That’s_It Leon Scott, who writes thoughtful posts on design and technology on his aptly-named…
  • Ten Illustrators To Follow Now

    Cheri Lucas Rowlands
    15 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    From sketches to digital art narratives, here’s a visual journey into the worlds of ten illustrators on Brad Young The drawings at Brad Young Art capture life’s little moments. From pen and ink to watercolor, and gardening to food to neighborhood spots, it’s easy to get lost sifting through Brad’s mix of doodles and sketches. “Macchiato,” Brad Young Art Sarah Goodreau Sarah Goodreau, an illustrator living in Amsterdam, has a distinct style marked with the warmth you’ll find in children’s picture books, as well as the mystery of…
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  • NFL Point Spread Wagering Statistics

    25 Aug 2014 | 5:33 pm
    Do you remember which teams were the most profitable against the point spread last season? Before you jump in this season take a look at these statistics, here is a re-cap.
  • Before you place a moneyline wager in NFL Season 2014

    23 Aug 2014 | 9:36 pm
    Before you start wagering on 2014 NFL moneyline bets, take a look at this. Here are the combined results for each team against the opening and closing moneyline odds from last season. Remember out which teams offered value and were profitable and which teams would have blown your bankroll.
  • NFL 2013 Super Bowl Props

    31 Jan 2013 | 5:50 am
    Wagering on Super Bowl Sunday means more than just NFL point spreads, moneylines and totals, this is the time of year when the sportsbooks prop betting (proposition betting) pages come alive with literally hundreds of betting options. Saying hundreds is not a lie, you will find Super Bowl props as per usual such as how many quarterback yards, players receiving yards, how many sacks, punts, touchdowns in the game etc. You will also find props that border on the bizzare, that is unless your specialty is.....
  • NFL Super Bowl San Francisco 49ers v Baltimore Ravens

    31 Jan 2013 | 5:30 am
    The opening 2013 Super Bowl lines saw the point spread hit the offshore boards with the San Francisco 49ers -4 favorites and the Baltimore Ravens +4 underdogs. The latest NFL Super Bowl lines show a half point drop in the spread with it currently sitting at 49ers -3.5 Ravens +3.5. The over under total opened the week at O/U48 and has seen enough action on the under to drop the line by.....
  • NFL AFC Championship New England Patriots v Baltimore Ravens

    19 Jan 2013 | 5:55 pm
    The New England Patriots opened the week as -9.5 point spread home favorites for their AFC Championship encounter with the Baltimore Ravens. The latest NFL Point Spread shows a 1.5 point drop in the line with most sportsbooks offering New England -8 Baltimore +8. Likewise the moneyline odds have come in a little from the opener with the Patriots currently.....
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    The Penalty Flag

  • Raiders had no other choice than to start Derek Carr

    Ricky Davis
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:14 pm
    After, what took place in the final preseason game for the Oakland Raiders it became clear the Raiders must start Derek Carr. Matt Schaub suffered through a terrible preseason only adding to the pressure that eventually led to the Oakland Raiders announcing they will start the rookie quarterback in Week 1. When you compare Carr and Schaub’s preseason numbers, it is not even close. Schaub did not pass for a single touchdown and only 218 passing yards on 24-47 passes.…
  • BenJarvis Green-Ellis: The Law Firm is closed

    Ricky Davis
    30 Aug 2014 | 11:28 am
    After his dismissal from the Cincinnati Bengals, BenJarvis Green-Ellis isn’t sure what’s next? Green-Ellis is known for his hard running style but recently has declined since his first season with the Bengals when he averaged 3.9 yards per carry. In his second season with the Bengals, he only averaged 3.4 yards per carry, but the stats do not tell the whole story. He did not look like the same back the entire season. Could this just come from the arrival of up and coming back Giovani Bernard?…
  • Gus Bradley’s season-changing wrong decision

    Sean Naylor
    30 Aug 2014 | 11:10 am
    When doing my research and preparing for the 2014 NFL Draft, I found a diamond in the rough. Quarterbacks were plenty in this draft but to me one stood out above the rest. It was not Teddy Bridgewater, nor Johnny Manziel or Derek Carr. It was a junior out of Central Florida that caught my eye, Blake Bortles. This, ladies and gentleman, should be the starting QB for the Jacksonville Jaguars. As I watched YouTube video of Blake Bortles, I could see something special.…
  • Why is Jeff Fisher never on the hot seat?

    Mike Roland
    30 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    St. Louis Rams’ Jeff Fisher has been a head coach in the NFL for the better part of the last twenty years. He has a reputation of being a great coach, a likable person and winning persona. Well, he must be an extremely charming individual on a personal level because a quick rundown of his recent accomplishments leaves you wondering how the guy has held a job for so long. Again, his popularity alone will garner this article some negative comments about how I have no idea what good coaching is, but I am really just looking at the facts and records that go along with Fisher.…
  • NFL players poised for a breakout season in 2014

    Daniel Lucia
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:45 am
    Every year the landscape of the NFL is changing. Sometimes for the better, sometimes for the worse. With the way, the salary cap is and the constant turnover in talent, things can change drastically over a calendar year. Each season young players mature and come into their own, and others regress. These are the NFL players poised for a breakout season in 2014. Montee Ball, Denver Broncos: As the number two running back behind Knowshon Moreno in 2013, Ball put up respectable numbers rushing for 559 yards and 145 receiving yards as a rookie.…
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    Free NFL Predictions - Brooksbets

  • NFL Predictions 2014: Week 1

    Bobby Brooks
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:46 am
    As you might have noticed I took a pass on the preseason this year. The NFLX has enough variance to it as is, but the flag-happy experimentation was too much for me to get involved.  Since it involves twice as much time to handicap due to the expanded rosters and coaching motivations, it was better off to focus on the regular season.Week 1 is always the most interesting week for bettors since the lines have been out for months and most of the value has already been sucked out ... or has it? There is always under/overreaction to what takes place in the exhibition games and everyone has…
  • 2014 NFL Season

    Bobby Brooks
    26 Jul 2014 | 10:50 am
    Is is just me or did the offseason fly by this year? The NFLX is on the way and the HOF game will be here in no time.I won't be doing previews this season since it can become a bit redundant given all the coverage this league gets. My recommendation would be to go ahead and purchase the Football Outsiders Almanac. It's the perfect mix between advanced stats and practical analysis that gets you up to speed on every team, and it's a much higher quality breakdown than what you'll find on national websites or magazines. If you're just in it for casual fun, check out Andy Benoit's stuff…
  • NFL Predictions 2014: Season Review

    Bobby Brooks
    3 Feb 2014 | 10:41 am
    The 2013/2014 is officially in the books and the Seattle Seahawks take home the big prize. I certainly didn't expect a blowout, but it wasn't all that surprising either.Harvin provided huge plays, the defense did what it did all year, and the offense took advantage of the mismatches. I doubt that Seattle will be as healthy next post-season, but they have all the pieces to contend for the foreseeable future.It was great to end the year on a high note going 7-3-1 ATS in the playoffs (20-7-2 over the final 9 weeks). I was on the wrong side of too many close decisions during the regular season,…
  • NFL Super Bowl XLVIII Predictions 2014: Broncos vs Seahawks

    Bobby Brooks
    31 Jan 2014 | 12:00 am
    Denver Broncos vs Seattle Seahawks: SEA +3 (Bovada)Market WatchThe most talked about point spread on the planet was released immediately after the Seattle Seahawks eliminated the San Francisco 49ers, and most sportsbooks opened the game as a 'pick em'.  Within minutes a surge of bets came flying in on the Broncos and it hasn't really slowed down since.Many people are wondering whether or not that early money was "sharp" money, but the answer is, not necessarily.  The Super Bowl is the most bet game in football by a country mile, which means a lot of big bets come in from casual…
  • NFL Super Bowl XLVIII Predictions 2014: Prop Bets

    Bobby Brooks
    30 Jan 2014 | 12:08 pm
    Once we finish laughing at all the crazy prop bets that got put on the board for the Super Bowl, we can settle down and take a more serious look at the props involving the actual game.If you're looking for value, here are some of the best options for both player and team prop bets this Sunday. All odds courtesy of Bovada.Player PropsPlayer to score first TD in the game?Julius Thomas 8/1Montee Ball 16/1Percy Harvin 14/1The Seahawks have done a fantastic job shutting down opposing tight ends this season, a list that includes the likes of Jimmy Graham and Vernon Davis, but Thomas is difficult to…
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  • Sleeper WR Picks for the 2014 Season

    Michael Molinari
    30 Aug 2014 | 2:42 pm
    Every year most of us look through dozens of rosters searching for that one guy that might have his breakout year. So, to help you out I’ve outlined four players who look like they might have breakout performances. Now, I’m not saying that these players will become the next Josh Gordon or Antonio Brown, but they should definitely do better than their draft stock has put them. Markus Wheaton, Pittsburgh Steelers Wheaton has the potential to do very well in Pittsburgh. With the departure of Emmanuel Sanders to Denver, and Jerricho Cotchery to Carolina, Wheaton has a great shot at…
  • The NFL Takes On The ALS #IceBucketChallenge

    Keeley Ryan
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    It’s been the surprise challenge taking social media by storm over the last few weeks, and the Ice Bucket Challenge shows no signs of stopping. The movement, which is aiming to raise awareness of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, has been extremely well received so far. The premise of the movement is simple: once nominated, you have 24 hours to complete the challenge and dump a bucket of ice water over your head. To date, it has proven to be incredibly successful in raising both awareness and funds. Many social media platforms are reporting astounding numbers for the…
  • Get Your Man! How to Make a Fair Trade:

    25 Aug 2014 | 4:44 pm
    Most people think of a trade as one player for another straight up. This doesn’t work very often, nor is it a smart way to conduct a fair trade in the Fantasy Football world. If you want to preserve your credibility as a Fantasy Football team owner, then LISTEN UP! Present a Package Deal: For example, offer up 2 or more (not more than 3 or 4 otherwise you should just swap ownership of teams) players for the SAME amount of players in return. Most fantasy owners do not want to be bothered with having to drop a player off their team or fill gaps that are created via trades. Do not make them…
  • Drafting Smart in Most Fantasy Football Formats:

    24 Aug 2014 | 5:46 pm
    First of all, NEVER auto draft! Avoid doing this if you can. Most times it will not work out the way you want, even if you rank your players ahead of time. OK, now that I got that off my chest, let’s talk about a smart way to draft in MOST Fantasy Football formats. All right Fantasy Football Fanatics, Let’s get smart about drafting and have a successful 2014 season! Rounds 1 – 4:  You are going to want to draft 2 RBs and 2 WRs here. Look for the best available in each position. In most formats, your team will ride or die based on the talent you have in the WR and RB position. Based on…
  • A Blast from the Past: Fantasy Draft Preparation

    Jonathan Bauman
    18 Aug 2014 | 7:11 am
    Remember when your father played Fantasy Football? Or perhaps your big brother—way back before the Internet was around. I still get a sizeable dosage of “how it used to be” kind of talk at our family dinner table now and then, hearing what the glory days of Fantasy Football were like, and being lectured on the major differences in this new era of competition with FF. Stuff like, my Dad saying, “lemme show you the results of the 1990 Fantasy Season”, as I’m now summoned over to the family CPU for a long-winded history lesson having hear this line before. (Here’s what is shown…
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  • NFL Schedule Wallpapers 2014

    Ross Mulcahy
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:04 am
    User dbeat over on r/nfl has created the ultimate NFL schedule wallpapers for the 2014 season. He has iPhone, Android, and Desktop versions available. They all look fantastic. Check out his post here: and his website here: Or check out your team’s wallpaper below: Atlanta Falcons 2014 Schedule Wallpapers Arizona Cardinals 2014 Schedule Wallpapers Baltimore Ravens 2014 Schedule Wallpapers Buffalo ... The post NFL Schedule Wallpapers 2014 appeared first on NFL…
  • Irish man Patrick Murray makes Buccaneers’ Roster

    Ross Mulcahy
    1 Sep 2014 | 3:58 am
    Patrick Murray, who’s father Aidan moved over from Monaghan 20 years ago, has made the Tampa Bay Buccaneers final 53 man roster after the Bucs cut the 6 year veteran Connor Barth. Honored to be able to kick for the @TBBuccaneers and be a part of the best organization in football! Get ready for a special year Tampa! — Pat ... The post Irish man Patrick Murray makes Buccaneers’ Roster appeared first on NFL Ireland.
  • Clemson Tigers v Georgia Bulldogs Game Preview

    Gary Sommerville
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:04 am
      Clemson Tigers v Georgia Bulldogs Game Preview Sanford Stadium, Athens, Georgia 5.30pm GMT August 30th (ESPN) Heading into the 2014 season with a new quarterback under center has to be a scary thought for Mark Richt and the #12 ranked Georgia Bulldogs after watching Aaron Murray break records during his time there. However, the Bulldogs have enough pieces returning on both sides of the ball ... The post Clemson Tigers v Georgia Bulldogs Game Preview appeared first on NFL Ireland.
  • Ohio State v Navy Game Preview

    Gary Sommerville
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:44 am
    Ohio State v Navy Game Preview M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore 5pm GMT August 30th 2014 (CBS Network) Having won 24 straight games under Urban Meyer before two consecutive losses to finish the 2013 season, v Michigan State in the Big 10 Championship Game and v Clemson in the Orange Bowl, the #5 ranked Ohio State Buckeyes knew one thing was for certain: they were ... The post Ohio State v Navy Game Preview appeared first on NFL Ireland.
  • Fantasy Draft Guide 2014 Rounds 4-7

    Cormac McDermott
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:56 am
    We continue our Fantasy Draft Guide 2014 Rounds 4-7 Round 4 Round 4 is going to see many running backs and receivers going off the board, but Andrew Luck or Julius Thomas are also being taken here in fantasy drafts. Luck continues to improve and gives you a high end QB1 with big upside for a lower price tag ... The post Fantasy Draft Guide 2014 Rounds 4-7 appeared first on NFL Ireland.
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  • Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees: MLB Previews for Sept. 2

    ATS Consultants
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:13 am
    Welcome back to the work week. The holiday is over and on Thursday, the NFL returns. Should be an exciting year but baseball still continues with some teams still battling for playoff spots. The Los Angeles Dodgers are one of those teams who are trying to stay on top of the National League West.
  • Miami Hurricanes vs. Louisville Cardinals: College Football Preview for Labor Day

    31 Aug 2014 | 6:37 pm
    It's Monday Night football-the college edition on Labor Day. After you're finished watching baseball and U.S. Open Tennis, get ready for some more college action after a great weekend with a new ACC game from Louisville.
  • College Football Betting Odds for Aug. 31

    30 Aug 2014 | 11:55 am
    College football continues on this Labor Day weekend with three more games after Saturday's big slate. There's one top 25 team that's in action and an SEC team that appears to be ready for a revitalization
  • 2014 College Football Betting Odds Previews for Week One

    ATS Consultants
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:50 pm
    College Football Sports Lines and Odds. Have a profitable Labor Day Weekend. This is the first big card of the season and we can't wait. We'll focus on five big matchups and while there are few marquee games, there are some pretty interesting non-conference and conference contests.
  • Seattle Mariners vs. Washington Nationals: Baseball Free Picks for Aug. 29

    ATS Consultants
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:07 pm
    The Washington Nationals (75-57, 65-55 O/U) lost three straight in Philadelphia and now they have to travel out West to take on a much tougher opponent. The Seattle Mariners (72-60, 52-73 O/U) is coming off a disappointing home series against Texas, losing two of three.
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  • Purdue’s Williams Makes Hornung Award Honor Roll

    2 Sep 2014 | 8:04 am
    Louisville, KY - Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - Four players – two on offense and two on defense – who provided game-changing plays have been named to the Paul Hornung Award Weekly Honor Roll for the opening week of the 2014 season. The weekly recognition honors versatile, single-game performances around the nation by FBS student-athletes. The Paul Hornung Award, presented by Texas Roadhouse, is awarded annually to the most versatile player in major college football. The winner and his family will be honored in late January 2015 at a banquet presented by KentuckyOne Health at…
  • The Rust Belt Rundown: Grading the B1G After Week 1

    1 Sep 2014 | 7:45 pm
    The Big Ten had a pretty solid week to open the season. Aside from a letdown from Northwestern and a tough loss by Wisconsin, conference looked as good from top to bottom as any in the country. Here are my grades and a quick review of each team for the week: Ohio State — This went just about how I thought it would go. Navy stuck around and gave the Buckeyes fits early on, but Ohio State’s depth and talent eventually allowed them to pull away. I don’t know how different this game would have been, if at all, with Braxton Miller under center. GRADE: B Michigan — The…
  • B1G Matchups To Watch During Opening Weekend

    28 Aug 2014 | 7:51 am
    All 14 teams in the Big Ten will take the field starting tonight. Over the weekend, there will be games within each game — matchups that carry the most weight in determining the outcome of the game and in some case, the outlook on the rest of the season. Here are some of the best matchups to watch during this weekend’s Big Ten games. Michigan State’s defense vs Jacksonville State’s offense — Bear with me. This game was strategically scheduled due to Jacksonville State running a very similar offense to Oregon. Everything about this game will have sort of a…
  • The Land Grant Rant: Quick Thoughts On All 14 Big Ten Teams

    27 Aug 2014 | 11:34 am
    You’ve read my predictions. You’ve heard my opinions — sure to be wrong. Now read my final thoughts on all 14 B1G teams before we commence the 2014-15 season. Purdue: What can I say about ya that hasn’t already been said? Joe Tiller isn’t coming back any time soon but he is living proof that, with the “right” guy, you could be at least decent. If Darrell Hazzell is that guy, we need to see a pulse this season. Rutgers: You brought us so many shiny things… Mostly things like scandals with coaches and very public firings and hirings of your athletic director. But you did…
  • The Michigan Minute: Breaking Down the 2014 Wolverines Football Schedule

    26 Aug 2014 | 6:53 am
    Our resident Michigan homer James Needham has done a drive-by break down of each game the Wolverines will play in 2014, including his overall outlook on the season. Here is what he came up with: Home vs. Appalachian State: This is not the App State of a few years ago who stunned Michigan in the Big House. This is a team coming off a 4-8 season. Michigan should roll it up here and win by 24 points. 1-0 At Notre Dame: This is always a good game, but I’m feeling a good early win on the road to really get things going. I like Michigan in a close game 28-24. 2-0 Home vs. Miami of Ohio: This…
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  • Initial Thoughts on JJ Watt’s $100 Million Contract

    Jason Fitzgerald
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:29 am
    According to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle JJ Watt has signed a six year contract extension worth $100 million that will make him the highest paid defensive player in the NFL. The contract would contain $51 million in guaranteed money.The first thing that jumps out to me  are the numbers in the contract and the similarity to Mario Williams of the Buffalo Bills. Williams had signed a six year contract worth $96 million with the Bills a few years ago that had been considered an outlier for a number of reasons. The maximum value of that contract was $100 million and the total guarantee…
  • Salary Cap Space and Roster Updates

    Jason Fitzgerald
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:35 pm
    Well it’s been a hectic few days as teams have taken rosters down to 53, signed Practice Squad players, moved players to reserve lists, traded players, and on and on and on. Thanks for bearing with me as I’ve worked through getting the rosters up to date and continue to get them up to date.The big news is that we have officially switched our salary cap space estimates to in-season accounting where everyone counts on the salary cap rather than just the top 51 cap hits. We’ve cross checked it against a few teams so it seems to be working correctlty, but if you see anything…
  • Josh Gordon, Marijuana, and another NFL Lawsuit

    Zack Moore
    31 Aug 2014 | 3:17 pm
    Josh Gordon will be out for this entire NFL season for having marijuana in his system at some point last season.Now, he broke a rule, and rules are rules. When you break one, you suffer the consequences. On the other hand, is it a smart rule any longer, given the fact that marijuana is legal in the two states whose teams played in last February’s Super Bowl and an increasing body of research that suggests it is safe or, put differently, has positive effects in certain circumstances?Last spring, I went to a Sports Law Symposium at the New York School of Law. An ESPN reporter was one of the…
  • Perspective on Michael Sam Being Cut

    Zack Moore
    30 Aug 2014 | 5:28 pm
    I was inspired to comment on this story as so many in the Twitter-verse are either commenting that Michael Sam got cut because he’s gay or they’re saying “I told you so bro, he’s just not good enough to play in the NFL.” Both statements are wrong.The Rams drafted Michael Sam because they saw him as the best player on the board in the 7th round, but they were also pretty well stacked at the defensive end position. They’re paying their top three defensive ends Chris Long, William Hayes and Robert Quinn about $18 million combined this season, so what they were looking for was a low…
  • The Salary Cap Rules are Changing…Who Is Impacted the Most? via SN

    Jason Fitzgerald
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:10 pm
    In this weeks piece for the Sporting News I look at the changes in salary cap accounting that take place next week and what teams may need to make moves just to comply with the salary cap.  Click through to read the full piece over at SNThe post The Salary Cap Rules are Changing…Who Is Impacted the Most? via SN appeared first on Over the Cap.
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  • Predicting every NFL Week 1 game

    Alex Hoegler
    1 Sep 2014 | 8:22 pm
    **NFL Kickoff: Green Bay Packers vs Seattle Seahawks** This should be a great game, and it's not only because it's two marquee teams, or it'so offense vs. defense, or it's the first game of the 2014 NFL season. What makes this matchup attractive? It's a rematch of the Hail Mary game where the Seahawks defeated the Packers when Russell Wilson threw an interception, that the replacement refs mistakenly ruled for a touchdown. The Seahawks won the game, the real NFL refs were brought back, and now the rematch. Don't bet on either side to win via blowout, it's going to come down to the final…
  • Derek Carr named starting QB for the Oakland Raiders

    Tyler Birss
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:57 pm
    In a move that was growing increasingly expected, Derek Carr has been named the starting quarterback for the Oakland Raiders. The combination of Carr thriving in the preseason as Matt Schaub struggled likely resulted in this decision. A rookie out of Fresno State, Carr was a second-round pick in the most recent draft, making it interesting that he'll be starting before Johnny Manziel, Blake Bortles and Teddy Bridgewater, all high profile first-round picks. The Raiders have improved their offense through free agency by bringing in Maurice Jones-Drew and James Jones. They also strengthened…
  • NFL Award Predictions

    Alex Hoegler
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:13 pm
    **MVP-Drew Brees** Peyton Manning is the obvious choice, but Drew Brees looks like he's poised for a great year. Manning won't toss 55 touchdowns this year, and Brees is a real threat to throw for 40-plus. This year, he has another season with young receiver Kenny Stills, and now has the dynamic rookie Brandin Cooks, along with the already-steller Marques Colston and Jimmy Graham. The Saints are fielding another elite defense that should give Brees more opportunities with the ball. Brees hasn't won the NFL MVP yet, but he looks destined to collect his first this year. _ _ _Runner up: Peyton…
  • How many 49ers are going to be arrested or suspended this offseason?

    Ben Bagamery
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:10 pm
    Just under the wire, [another 49ers defender has been arrested]( Will this be a test case for the new 6-game minimum suspension the NFL has just rolled out? Missing Bowman, McDonald, and Aldon Smith, can this defense be even half-decent for the first 6 games of 2014? How bad will this get in San Francisco? Do the front office and coaching staff need to be examined for how they're handling their character judgements?
  • Sidelines Expert Fantasy Football Draft Auction Results

    Paul Hamlyn
    1 Sep 2014 | 1:41 pm
    The draft was very competitive as I'm sure the fantasy football season will be as well. Here are the results of the 12 team league - it is one point per reception (PPR) with standard scoring and 4 points for passing TDs . Weekly lineups consist of: QB, WR, WR, RB, RB, TE, W/R/T, K, DEF. The (#) indicates when the player was auctioned -chime in with your thoughts: Heisenberg Budget $200 1\. (4) Calvin Johnson (Det - WR) $60 2\. (13) Johnny Manziel (Cle - QB) $3 3\. (18) Brandon Marshall (Chi - WR) $52 4\. (32) Keenan Allen (SD - WR) $37 5\. (34) Zac Stacy (StL - RB) $32 6\. (98) Charles Clay…
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  • NFL Preseason—Three Things to Watch For During Week Two.

    14 Aug 2014 | 7:22 am
    #453439330 / The NFL Preseason is underway, with one week already in the books. For most teams, Week One is a game of little to no significance. Position battles are far from settled, starters play a virtually non-existent role, and results are often meaningless. But with just 3 weeks until the regular season kicks off with the Packers and Seahawks in Seattle on September 4th, each passing game has more and more significance. Here are Three things to watch during week two of the preseason. Quarterback battles heating up across the league. More often than not, there are rarely…
  • NFL “Offensive Language” Crackdown Hypocritical If Redskins Keep Name.

    30 Jul 2014 | 3:27 am
    #450825988 / The NFL Competition Committee have spoken—in 2015 officials have been instructed to take an uncompromising stance on offensive, threatening and derogatory language. However, while derogatory language is being punished on-field, the move stinks of hypocrisy while off-field the league refuses force the Washington Redskins to change their racially insensitive name. It is not a new rule, but in light of the Jonathan Martin bullying scandal, and the entrance of Michael Sam—the first openly gay NFL player—into the league, it is no surprise that this become a…
  • Chatter Suggests NFL Will Have London Franchise Before Decades End.

    18 Jul 2014 | 3:17 am
    #452219036 / In recent weeks, the NFL has grown more and more vocal about the prospect of a London franchise. Players, owners and league officials have for some time been dropping hints that a permanent team in London is very much part of the NFL’s long term growth plans. However the rhetoric is certainly ramping up as marquee players like Maurice Jones-Drew and Matt Schaub and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft have made some of the most telling statements yet about the prospect. Last week, Oakland Raiders running back Maurice Jones-Drew and quarterback Matt…
  • Do the Seattle Seahawks Own the NFL’s Best Secondary?

    18 Jun 2014 | 8:04 am
    #464399449 / Ask the average NFL fan, and this question seems like a real no-brainer. Of course, would be the obvious answer. In a recent ranking of the Top Five Secondaries in the NFL, Mike Tanier of Sports on Earth put it this way. “The Seahawks ranked first. Go ahead and argue otherwise, once you are finished posting to your Flat Earth message board.” Seemingly, there is no reason even to debate this. He made no argument for this position. There is no need for discussion, no need to question, it’s simply a fact. Yet, debate we must. Tanier made a case…
  • NFL Draft 2014: Winners and Losers from First Round

    9 May 2014 | 4:25 am
    #488845697 / The NFL Draft is officially underway, and as always, day one was full of surprises, shocks, steals, and head-scratchers. Who were the winners and losers of the first round? Let’s take a look Honorary Mentions Houston Texans: Jadeveon Clowney (1st Overall). Clowney is a home run hit, without a doubt. Though there were options available, including trading back for Khalil Mack, Clowney is a franchise guy right out of the gate. He is both huge, and quick, a rare combination in defensive ends. He was, in my opinion the best player in the draft, and went right…
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  • 2014 Detroit Lions Practice Squad

    Vince Vielhaber
    31 Aug 2014 | 6:14 am
    The Detroit Lions will announce their 2014 practice squad roster today at 12 pm Eastern time.  The practice squad has expanded this year from 8 to 10 players.  The complete list of practice squad players is below.  Please check back often as I am updating this list as the announcements are made.   OT Michael Williams WR Andrew Peacock RB George Winn OG Rodney Austin CB Mohammed Seisay FB Emil Igwenagu TE Jordan Thompson LB Julian Stanford DB Nate Ness DT Xavier Proctor   Current practice squad players:  10
  • 2014 Detroit Lions Roster Cuts

    Vince Vielhaber
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:40 pm
    Below is a complete list of the roster cuts as the Detroit Lions trim their team down from 75 players to 53 players.  The deadline for this is Saturday so this list will span both Friday and Saturday as some are expected today and some are expected tomorrow.  Check back often as this list will be in constant flux until Saturday evening when all of the cuts are finalized.   RB Mikel LeShoure C Darren Keyton DE Daryl Tapp DB Nate Ness LG Garrett Reynolds LB Brandon Hepburn CB Mohammed Seisay LB Shamari Benton WR Kris Durham LT Michael Williams RB George Winn TE Michael Egnew CB Chris…
  • Glover Quin Restructures No Fines For Suh Or Couplin

    Vince Vielhaber
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:55 am
    The league office announced that there will be no fines handed out to Ndamukong Suh for his late hit on Chad Henne in the Jacksonville Jaguars preseason game a week ago.  There also will not be a fine for Jerome Couplin’s hit in the Jacksonville Jaguars game.  Both are good news for the Lions as Couplin likely could not afford to receive one. Also, today Glover Quin restructured his contract with the Detroit Lions to free up cap space this year.  The Lions likely did this in an effort to accommodate any roster moves done between now and Monday night’s game.  Multiple Detroit…
  • Kyle Van Noy Has Surgery To Repair Injured Muscle

    Vince Vielhaber
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:19 am
    The Detroit Lions will be without the services of Kyle Van Noy for quite a while.  The team announced Thursday that he had surgery to repair an injured core muscle.  That type of injury takes some time to heal.  The team is currently evaluating whether to put Van Noy on injured reserve and bench him for the season or put him on a short term IR in which he could be eligible to return by mid season.  The short term IR seems most likely given he can be available later on this season. The injury to Van Noy continues the Detroit Lions struggles with second round picks.  They drafted Mikel…
  • Preseason Recap Detroit Lions Versus Buffalo Bills

    Vince Vielhaber
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:02 am
    The Detroit Lions defeated the Buffalo Bills in the final preseason game last night 23-0.  Like always, preseason wins are useless.  In this instance, it was even more useless as the team rested 20 players, most of which were healthy starters.  They started several players who in all likelihood are not going to play much this season, if they make the team at all.  Coach Jim Caldwell said before the game that the starting line up for that game should be taken with a grain of salt as they wanted to see some things from some of the guys.  They saw quite a bit.  Now, they have to make the…
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  • 10 lessons from the Little League World Series

    25 Aug 2014 | 10:42 am
    As a kid, I dreamed of playing in the Little League World Series (LLWS). In terms of the sports calendar, it was the last hoorah before the start of school. I always wondered why St. Louis never had a Little League World Series team. Were we not good enough?After all, St. Louis IS a baseball town, right?Sure, we are. It's just that St. Louis youth baseball leagues are not affiliated with Little League Baseball, Inc. You know, the real Little League. It's not called Little League because of the size of the kids. That's really the name of the organization.The world has been a very turbulent…
  • Record participation in Coach It Right! Soccer Clinics

    18 Aug 2014 | 11:37 am
    Last Wednesday, the Sports Commission wrapped up its Coach It Right! Soccer Clinics for the year. A clinic record 120 youth soccer coaches turned out to be taught by the man himself -- Missouri Youth Soccer Association state coaching director Denny Vaninger. All tolled, more than 250 coaches participated in the three clinics held at St, Alban Roe, Sts. Joachim & Ann and St. Louis University High School. By our calculations, this means that about 4,000 St. Louis area children will have a more positive soccer experience this season due to to the dedication of their coaches.We certainly…
  • Hammon hiring makes history...but it shouldn't

    8 Aug 2014 | 9:45 am
    The San Antonio Spurs made history this week when the team hired retiring WNBA legend Becky Hammon as an assistant coach. She became the first woman to serve as a full-time coach in a major men's professional sports league in the United States. It's a big deal, but it shouldn't be. Here's the question I've heard and read all week on social media and sports talk radio:Will men listen to a woman?Sports seems to be this alternate universe where men are asexual beings born of, developed by only other men. Coaches are teachers. Specifically, coaches teach sports. In America, 87% of teachers are…
  • Coaches show great appreciation for Coach It Right!

    4 Aug 2014 | 8:57 am
    I probably overuse the words 'great' and 'tremendous' on this blog, but the response to last week's Coach It Right! Soccer Clinic at St. Alban Roe in Wildwood has been both great and tremendous. The 70 coaches who came out were great sports. They showed a tremendous commitment to the kids they coach by learning from the very best.Missouri Youth Soccer Association (MYSA) state coaching director Denny Vaninger led a clinic focused specifically on coaching kids and what adults can do to make sure kids have fun while learning the beautiful game. The video below shows Denny taking some volunteers…
  • NFL meets with teams about sportsmanship

    31 Jul 2014 | 10:29 am
    The NFL is taking the bullying and hazing debacle that went on in Miami last season very seriously. League officials will visit the training camps of all 32 franchises to address sportsmanship on the field and expectations relative to workplace conduct. Check out this link to a St. Louis Post-Dispatch story about this week's visit to St. Louis Rams training camp.To be clear, the league is visiting all 32 teams. The Rams are not being specifically targeted for any infractions. The Post-Dispatch story is highlighted because of the interest of this blog's readership and the thoroughness of the…
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