Found June 09, 2012 on Checkdown Chatter:
I was listening to NFL Total Access on the radio last night and caught a snippet on the supposed death of the running back. For starters, yes, the league has shifted to pass first in many instances – this has been a part of the rhetoric for the last few years but it has been backed [...]

Bears’ Matt Forte not asking to be league’s highest paid running back

Matt Forte is one of the few still unsigned franchise players out there. Today he made it clear that is he “definitely” not looking to be the league’s highest paid running back, just to “be given a contract” where he is paid “among some of the top running backs.” That might be a shot at Ray Rice, another unsigned franchise player who reportedly wants Adrian Peterson...

Jay Cutler still concerned about the Bears offensive line

Getty images Just last month quarterback Jay Cutler expressed his concern over the Chicago Bears’ offensive line heading into this coming season.  Cutler  at the time said the line was ”definitely going to be a concern.” One of Cutler’s supporters since he aired his concerns, has been center Roberto Garza. “I talked to Garza about it and asked if anyone was offended...

Chicago Bears: Three Questions Heading into Training Camp

The 2012 football season is not far away. The Bears have finished OTAs and are about to start Training Camp on July 25th. The team is looking really good for the 2012 season but every fan knows what looks good on paper does not translate to the playing of a real game. That being said, there are three questions that every Bears fan should be asking themselves as we get closer to...

Matt Forte looking for respect, not to be the highest paid back

Getty Images As Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte waits for the long-term extension he desires, he wants to make it clear that he feels like he’s earned enough respect for the Bears to pay him what he deserves. “All you can ask for is respect, and you go out there and you do your best to earn it. Respect isn’t given to anybody,” Forte said Wednesday via

WR Derrick Mason set to retire as a Raven

Wide receiver Derrick Mason appears ready to head into retirement as a member of the Baltimore Ravens. Mason will be joined by Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome and head coach John Harbaugh at a news conference Monday afternoon. The 38-year-old Mason played 15 years in the NFL, six of them with Baltimore. Mason is the Ravens' franchise leader in receptions (471) and yards...

Ravens voluntary OTA summary for 2012...

As Under Armour Corp. just scored the naming rights for the Ravens' training facility in Owings Mills, voluntary OTA's ended with the news that old veteran guard Bobbie Williams had just been signed for insurance and/or as a training camp mentor. I find it difficult to believe that Williams is really being considered as a plausible candidate for left guard. At age 35, he...

Chicago Bears 2012 Roster Breakdown

The Bears are ready for a playoff push in 2012. So the basis of this post came out of Peter King’s Monday Morning Quarterback, where King broke down the Houston Texans‘ offseason moves and referenced their general manager, Rick Smith’s, philosophy for running the team. In it, Smith reference’s former GE CEO Jack Welch‘s philosophy about workers: Smith said he...

Ravens owner says team won't dock Terrell Suggs' salary

Hot News for OLB Terrell Suggs

Ravens sign Bobbie Williams

The Ravens have found a left guard, sort of. In a press release, the team announced they have agreed in principle guard Bobbie Williams to a two-year contract. Terms were not disclosed. Williams had been with the Cincinnati Bengals since 2004 and was originally drafted by the Eagles in 2000. Presumably Williams will battle with Jah Reid and Kelechi Osemele for the left guard spot...

NFC North news, notes and quotes

Lance Briggs supports RB Matt Forte’s stance to skip workouts while in a contract dispute, the Lions have been talking with Roger Goodell about their troubled players, and Packers DL Mike Neal isn’t giving up hope after his first appeal to the NFL was shot down.

2012 PPR Fantasy Football Running Back Rankings

Arian Foster tops our RB rankings but LeSean McCoy is starting to pick up steam. Now that the first round of organized team activities are winding down across the National Football League, it is time for some revisions to our rankings. We are constantly evaluating our rankings and we begin this next installment of our 2012 PPR Fantasy Football Rankings with...

NFL ends D.U.I. prevention program, Michael Brockers to lead Rams & more in NFL Daily Digest

Safe No More: The NFL makes a lot of money off the backs of its players. The players make a lot of money off the existence of the league. The owners make a lot of money off of…, we could go on. For a situation to be organized for all of its pieces to be dependent on each other, it’s almost implausible to figure out why the NFL has... To read this feature, please click the link below.

Former NFLer Sam Hurd’s Cousin Jesse Tyrone Chavful Arrested in Drug Conspiracy Case

Sam Hurd is about to learn the same thing Michael Vick learned. When the Feds start to tighten the screws, family and friends will be quick to turn on you to save themselves. If you have forgotten Hurd was getting his Tony Montana on while he was playing for the Bears and Cowboys (Sam Hurd Formally Indicted on Federal Drug Conspiracy and Possession Charges). Now, the Feds have...
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