Found August 14, 2012 on New England Sports React:
PLAYERS: Adam Schefter

According to multiple sources including ESPN’s Adam Schefter the NFL and the referee’s union are making no progress on an agreement that would have the regular NFL refs officiating any games.  For right now it looks like we will have to settle for the college and high school officials that are officiating the games this preseason.  Many people have complained about these officials, but I am not one of them.  They tend to throw less penalty flags than the regular referees, which I enjoy greatly, and frankly, the regular officials blow just as many calls as the new ones.  It’s not like the “old” officials were any good, they would blow countless calls every game, and they throw the penalty flag way to often.  Every time a quarterback is on the ground out comes the yellow flag; oh a receiver gets hit, another 15 yard penalty, it is ridiculous.  The new  officials may be slow at spotting the ball, but at least they don’t throw the flag every play.  I’m actually glad the replacement officials are going to be around longer, they will get better with practice, and maybe there won’t be so many stupid penalty calls.  Right now it looks like the regular officials won’t be around until at least week three of the regular season, and while many are complaining about it I think that it may be a good thing from the fan’s perspective.

- Jonathan Duncan


Dolphins Release Chad Johnson

As @jayglazer reported, Dolphins have released WR Chad Johnson. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 13, 2012 Gonna be an interesting episode of hard knocks this week, after Chad Johnson was arrested. Remember what he said last week?   For those who don’t have twitter accounts or are dead to the world on weekends, Chad was arrested for allegedly head-butting his wife which...

Reports: Mike Wallace will join Steelers by Week 1

Wide receiver Mike Wallace is expected to join the Pittsburgh Steelers before the regular season begins, according to Adam Schefter. Wallace wants a long term contract and says he wont sign his tender offer from the Pittsburgh Steelers.  The Steelers have said they wont negotiate a long term deal until Wallace reports to the team and signs the one-year, $2.7 million  tender. Quarterback...

Hensley: Browns should take fifth rounder for Colt McCoy

This is a little meta because Jamison Hensley was quoting Adam Schefter’s mailbag in creating his own blog post about Colt McCoy being a trade fit with the Green Bay Packers. Schefter’s thoughts are nothing new, really, except to say that Aaron Rodgers still needs a capable backup now that Matt Flynn has moved along to Seattle. Hensley’s take is what I am quoting and responding...

Does Best starting the season on the PUP list mean a failed 2012 draft class?

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Wednesday that Lions RB Jahvid Best could very well begin the 2012 regular season on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list meaning he would have to sit out the first six weeks of the season. Best’s inability to get himself into camp stem from multiple concussions last season, one in the preseason and the other coming on October 16th in a loss...

Ryan Tannehill may have a shot at being the Dolphins week one starter

Getty Images According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter via Evan Silva of, Miami Dolphins rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill is making a run at winning the starting job. “Looks more & more like he’s making a real run at the Dolphins’ starting quarterback job,” said Schefter.  With David Garrard recovering from surgery and Matt Moore not looking very impressive...

Schefter Reports that Mike Wallace will Report for Week 1…

Mike Wallace wants serious money and the Steelers are holding their ground in insisting that Wallace sign his tender of $2.7M for one year and report before they will negotiate. This is what you call a standoff. Adam Schefter (we are big fans and he's got the greatest job ever) reports that the plan from the Wallace camp is to report week one as opposed to doing the Vincent...

Report: Jahvid Best to start season on PUP

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Detroit Lions running back Jahvid Best will likely start the season on the PUP list due to his lingering concussion symptoms. If placed on the PUP list, Best would miss the first six games of the 2012 season. Best, a former first round pick in 2010 after a stellar college career at the University of California, missed the majority of the 2011 season...

Jahvid Best Likely To Open Season On PUP List

ESPN's Adam Schefter expects that Lions running back Jahvid Best will begin the season on the PUP list. Best has been dealing with concussion symptoms for much of the last year.Fantasy Spin:That would eliminate Best for the first six games of the 2012 campaign. With Best out for the forseeable future, expect Kevin Smith to take over the running game in Detroit.

Patriots not expected to sign Plaxico Burress

Getty Images According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter (via, after working out free agent wide receiver Plaxico Burress on Sunday, the New England Patriots aren’t expected to sign him. It’s not a good sign when the Patriots turn down an aging veteran.  This could be a sign that Burress future in the NFL is in doubt at this point.

Report: Mike Wallace to report to the Steelers before the regular season

AP Photo According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Mike Wallace is expected to end his hold out and report to the Steelers before the regular season begins. He always could change his mind, but Pittsburgh WR Mike Wallace is expected to report back to Steelers before the regular season begins. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 14, 2012 Just like...

Report: Jahvid Best will begin the season on the PUP list

AP Photo According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Lions running back Jahvid Best will likely start out the regular season on the PUP list, which means he won’t be able to be activated until after week six of the regular season. Lions RB Jahvid Best is likely to start this season on physically unable to perform list, which would sideline him at least first six games. — Adam Schefter...

Report: John Skelton the favorite to win the Cardinals starting job

AP Photo According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Kevin Kolb will start this week’s preseason game for the Arizona Cardinals, even though John Skelton is considered the favorite to win the starting job. Arizona plans to start QB Kevin Kolb against Oakland on Friday, however John Skelton is now considered the favorite to win starting QB job. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August...
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