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Football season officially kicked off Sunday night when the New Orleans Saints defeated the Arizona Cardinals 17-10 in the Hall of Fame Game on NFL Network. The game started the league’s 2012 preseason and debuted Nike’s new uniforms.
And New Orlean’s were awful.
Saints players looked like they had black Count Dracula fangs coming out of their shoulders courtesy of Nike’s contrasting-colored Flywire collar. The design is one that will be implemented by Nike across most of the NFL starting this season.
Because of the bold difference in color (black and white), New Orleans’ collars looked particularly ugly and may be a foreshadowing of Denver’s away look this season. We already know what the Broncos‘ home collars look like, but fans will get their first look at Denver’s white away jerseys on Thursday night when the team takes on the Bears in Chicago, kicking off preseason for both teams.
Denver’s home collar (half orange, half blue) is not attractive — but more appealing...
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On Monday, the Denver Broncos signed veteran linebacker Keith Brooking. If he makes the team, Brooking is expected to be a specials teams contributor and provide depth at middle linebacker.
After Brian Dawkins retired earlier in the year, an opening for motivational speaker also became available on Denver’s roster. That’s another role Brooking could fill.
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No, the Denver Broncos are not going to play against a CFL or UFL team in 2012, as the title of this article may suggest. Rather, they’ll open the season against the Gotham Rogues.
That is, if you consider the Pittsburgh Steelers and Gotham Rogues one and the same, which they are.
The Dark Knight Rises came out in late July and former Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward has...
Peyton Manning looks great. Ditto Champ Bailey and Elvis Dumervil. In a training camp marked by precision and predictability and devoid of any real drama so far, one move has stood out for the Denver Broncos: the promotion of perennial backup Jason Hunter to starting strongside defensive end.
It says as much about the Broncos' appreciation for Hunter's technique and tenacity...
Jonathan Vilma might actually play football this season. Or he might not. ESPN.com reports that the NFL has offered to reduce Vilma's year-long suspension to eight games as part of ongoing settlement talks involving the league, the NFL Players Association and legal representatives for the four players who were suspended for their alleged participation in the Saints' bounty...
The Denver Broncos have signed veteran free agent linebacker Keith Brooking.
The 15th-year pro played his last three seasons in Dallas after an outstanding 11-year run in Atlanta, where he was the Falcons' No. 1 draft pick in 1998.
A five-time Pro Bowler, the 36-year-old Brooking has played in all 16 regular season games for 11 consecutive years, starting all of them in nine...
Louisiana State Police Col. Mike Edmonson says his investigators have found no evidence at this time that the Saints or general manager Mickey Loomis rigged Superdome wiring so opposing coaches' radio communications could be intercepted.
Edmonson says state police investigators have run an extensive probe in conjunction with the FBI since the eavesdropping allegations surfaced...
According to Mike Klis of the Denver Post, the Miami-Dade attorney’s office didn’t agree with the assault charges that were filed against Broncos linebacker Elvis Dumervil, so they decided to not charge him with crimes associated with the road rage incident he was involved in.
“The state attorney’s office decided Tuesday to not formally charge Dumervil of any wrongdoing...
Three off the NFL's best tight ends could play in Thursday night's preseason game between the New Orleans Saints and the New England Patriots.
The teams practiced together for the second straight day on Wednesday but neither coach discussed who would play.
All three tight ends have different styles. For the Saints, Jimmy Graham leaps for high passes. For the Patriots, Rob...
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History unfolds Thursday night when the New Orleans Saints visit the New England Patriots in pre-season football. It will mark the first time that two 5,000-yard QBs take the field together. It will probably the only time they do until at least 2013.