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Philadelphia Eagles 2014 Training Camp Preview: Linebackers

The Philadelphia Eagles have a great tradition at linebacker from Concrete Charlie to Bill Bergey, Seth Joyner and Jeremiah Trotter. Lately Eagles fans have endured the likes of Casey Matthews, Chris Gocong and washed up versions of Levon Kirkland and Takeo Spikes. The future of the Eagles linebacking core depends on Connor Barwin, Marcus Smith […] The post Philadelphia Eagles...
Via Sons of the Spectrum
July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Rams expected to sign Witherspoon

The St. Louis Rams have a lot of linebackers on their roster but continue to look for more. The reason? They’re all kids, they’d like a veteran linebacker on the bench which has led them to Will Witherspoon. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch says the team is expected to sign Witherspoon before training camp begins next week. They are expected to sign a linebacker before the first...
Via My Sports Rumors
July 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Rams Expected To Sign LB Will Witherspoon

Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the Rams are expected to sign veteran LB Will Witherspoon. Witherspoon, 32, actually played for the Rams a few years ago, but has been with the Titans for the last three years. Thomas also mentions that Takeo Spikes and Chris Gocong could also be options for the Rams, but Gocong has reportedly drawn interest from other NFL...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
July 18, 2013  |  Discuss

While We’re Waiting… Those sneaky college recruiters.

“While We’re Waiting” serves as the early morning gathering of WFNY-esque information for your viewing pleasure. Have something you think we should see? Send it to our tips email at tips@waitingfornextyear.com. “This is a big year and big training camp for Shawn Lauvao. If the younger talent on this team — like Garrett Gilkey and Ryan Miller, among others — perform well...
Via Waiting For Next Year
July 01, 2013  |  Discuss

FOOTBALL x FASHION: NFLPA Launches LGBT T-Shirt Line

image via Laces Out NFL fans in support of the LGBT community can now say it with their chests.  Recently, the National Football Players Association (NFLPA) announced its new line of LGBT pride tshirts, One Team Pride, which can be purchased on their website.  All proceeds from the new tshirt line will benefit ATHLETE ALLY, a foundation that fights homophobia in sports. Although...
Via All Sports Everything
June 17, 2013  |  Discuss

NFL Players Association Releases Special Shirts in Support of LGBT Month

In case you were wondering, the month of June has been designated LGBT or Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, and Transgender Month. To honor that and raise money for a good cause the NFL Players Association has released a series of special t-shirts. Several players that have been vocal supporters of LGBT issues are being featured on the shirt, players like Chris Kluwe, Brendan Ayanbadejo...
Via FatManWriting
June 13, 2013  |  Discuss

NFLPA shop selling LGBT pride shirts

At the forefront of modern social issues today is gay rights, and that focus has spread to sports as well. It's a given, statistically speaking, that there are gay athletes playing in high exposure professional sports, but to date, only one athlete from a major American sports league has come out as being openly gay. That will be changing in the future. Fortunately, the NFLPA...
Via This Given Sunday
June 12, 2013  |  Discuss

NFLPA shop selling LGBT pride shirts

At the forefront of modern social issues today is gay rights, and that focus has spread to sports as well. It's a given, statistically speaking, that there are gay athletes playing in high exposure professional sports, but to date, only one athlete from a major American sports league has come out as being openly gay. That will be changing in the future. Fortunately, the NFLPA...
Via Bloguin Best
June 12, 2013  |  Discuss

D’Qwell Jackson, Chris Gocong and Eric Barton join Athlete Alley

Browns linebacker D’Qwell Jackson and former teammates Chris Gocong and Eric Barton have become ambassadors for Athlete Ally, an organization dedicated to ending homophobia in sports, the trio announced via press release on Friday. Per the release, the addition of these three new Athlete Ally Ambassadors is part of an ongoing effort to empower professional athletes to help make...
Via Waiting For Next Year
May 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Eagles rookie camp preview: Who’s signed, who’s attending

On the eve of the first rookie camp under Chip Kelly, the Philadelphia Eagles were busy getting down to other business with their rookies—getting five of the team’s draft picks signed. Included in that group are second-round pick TE Zach Ertz, fifth-round safety Earl Wolff, and seventh-rounders DE Joe Kruger, CB Jordan Poyner and DE David King. This means that three of the team’s...
Via Philly Sports Muse
May 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Greetings from Pittsburgh...and Gocong gets a look...

Pittsburgh is a beautiful city now. It's not the smoky river town I remember as a kid. The traffic downtown, though, is a congested mess. Maybe that's partly because the Penguins had a playoff game at home last night. But it looks like a case of too many vehicles, not enough roadway. The Steelers fans I talked with at Uncle Joe Pandl's viewing were quite aware of...
Via Eagles Eye
May 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Greetings from Pittsburgh...and Gocong gets a look...

Pittsburgh is a beautiful city now. It's not the smoky river town I remember as a kid. The traffic downtown, though, is a congested mess. Maybe that's partly because the Penguins had a playoff game at home last night. But it looks like a case of too many vehicles, not enough roadway. The Steelers fans I talked with at Uncle Joe Pandl's viewing were quite aware of...
Via Eagles Eye
May 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Eagles Will Bring In Free Agent LBs Chris Gocong &Gerald McRath For Tryouts This Weekend

The Eagles will bring in free agent LBs Chris Gocong and Gerald McRath for tryouts during the team’s rookie minicamp this weekend, via PhiladelphiaEagles.com Gocong, 29, and McRath, 26, will be the only two veteran players in attendance this weekend. Both players suffered serious injuries last year as Gocong tore his Achilles and McRath torn left patella tendon. It’s not...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
May 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Which Browns veteran is most likely to be replaced?

Here today, gone tomorrow. No, I’m not talking about Ezequiel Carrera or the pipeline of stating pitchers that goes from Columbus to Cleveland. In the NFL, players aren’t guaranteed next year. Every year plenty of veterans around the league sweat through roster cuts before, during and after training camp. Those wearing the Orange and Brown are no different. We’ve also seen...
Via Waiting For Next Year
May 06, 2013  |  Discuss

This NFL free agent class was “one of the worst”

The Cleveland Browns struck quickly in free agency with Desmond Bryant and Paul Kruger before executing some more conservative signings, presumably for depth. Of course as they continue to cut players like Usama Young and Chris Gocong loose, many fans wonder if the Browns were too conservative in their free agency signings with holes all over the field still. If you believe respected...
Via Waiting For Next Year
April 05, 2013  |  Discuss

WFNY Podcast – 2013-04-02 – Terry Pluto talks Twitter, Facebook, tailgating culture and more

Feeling very fortunate for a day like today where I get to start it talking to Scott Raab and finish it talking to Terry Pluto. Hope you guys feel as fortunate listening as I do asking them questions and talking. Access to Twitter and Facebook changing the way writers do their job Browns culture of tailgating Protecting drunkenness Keeping comments sections clean and family friendly...
Via Waiting For Next Year
April 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Browns release LB Gocong, safety Young

The Cleveland Browns have released linebacker Chris Gocong and safety Usama Young. They also signed placekicker Brandon Bogotay on Tuesday. Gocong was expected to bolster the linebacking corps when he was acquired in 2010 from Philadelphia, and he did start 32 games. But he missed last season with a torn right Achilles tendon, and with a new defensive alignment under coach Rob...
Via AP on Fox
April 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Cleveland Browns release S Usama Young and LB Chris Gocong

The Browns today announced that they have released safety Usama Young and linebacker Chris Gocong. Gocong tore his right Achilles during practice and missed the entire season. He had 2 years left on his contract, and was due to make $4.62 million this season. Young would have been a free agent after the 2013 season. He was due $2.4 million this year. The Browns won’t be in a hurry...
Via Waiting For Next Year
April 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Browns release LB Gocong, S Young

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Via cle.scout.com
April 02, 2013  |  Discuss

A new coaching staff could mean a change to a 3-4 defense. Are the Browns ready for that?

While Joe Banner and Jimmy Haslam conduct interviews in Arizona for a new head coach, the one person I’ve been interested to hear from or about is defensive coordinator Dick Jaruon. On Monday, Banner and Haslam made it clear that all coaches were free to interview elsewhere if they wished and that they could be brought back if the new coach wanted them. What we really don’t know...
Via Waiting For Next Year
January 04, 2013  |  1 Comment

Browns running short-handed at linebacker

BEREA When Michael Vick looks across the line of scrimmage Sunday, he might need a Browns roster to see who is on the opposite side of the field from him at linebacker. The Browns have already lost two of their three projected starters for Sundays game and the status of a third is unknown. Chris Gocong ruptured his Achilles and is lost for the season. Scott Fujita was suspended...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
September 05, 2012  |  Discuss

While We’re Waiting… Matching Wits With the Eagles

While We’re Waiting serves as the early morning gathering of WFNY-esque information for your viewing pleasure. Have something you think we should see? Send it to our tips email at tips@waitingfornextyear.com. “It would be fair to characterize the Brown move as one of the handful the franchise made around that time that did not work out so well for them. Both he and Gocong went...
Via Waiting For Next Year
September 05, 2012  |  Discuss

While We’re Waiting… Go Two More!

While We’re Waiting serves as the early morning gathering of WFNY-esque information for your viewing pleasure. Have something you think we should see? Send it to our tips email at tips@waitingfornextyear.com. Um, I love this- “Ever since Meyer entered the coaching profession, he has harped on mental toughness. Pushing players to their furthest limit and beyond exhaustion has...
Via Waiting For Next Year
August 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Browns Make Next Wave of Cuts, Awarded Player

The Browns had to cut the roster down to 75 today. After yesterday’s cuts, which were offense heavy, we expected to see some defensive players let loose today. The players asked to bring the playbook to the coach’s office were Marcus Benard, Auston English, and Antwuan Reed. Additionally, Chris Gocong and Emmanuel Acho were put on IR with Phil Taylor being placed on the PUP list...
Via Waiting For Next Year
August 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Browns place Chris Gocong on IR, Phil taylor on PUP

AP According to Albert Breer of the NFL Network, the Cleveland Browns have placed linebacker Chris Gocong on season ending injured reserve and defensive tackle Phil taylor on the PUP list. Browns place Chris Gocong on IR, and move DT Phil Taylor to reserve/PUP, which puts him on the shelf for six weeks. — Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) August 27, 2012 Taylor will have the opportunity...
Via Pro Football Zone
August 27, 2012  |  Discuss
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