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BREAKING: City of Oakland and County of Alameda reach negotiating agreement

The Raiders and Athletics are one small step closer to realizing their dreams of new stadiums for both teams. While the Warriors have already made plans to re-locate to San Francisco, they are still being considered for Coliseum City in Oakland. The Joint Powers Authority (JPA), ran by the City of Oakland and County of Alameda, who had been unable to come to any agreement on the...
Via cover32 - Raiders
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

John Clayton makes Julius Thomas to the Raiders seem more possible

On Monday, Denver Broncos tight end Julius Thomas was on 95.7 The Game discussing his pending free agency. During the interview, he discussed the fact that his family are Raiders fans, and he grew up a Raiders fan and noted the fact that the Raiders would be a possibility for him in free agency. Naturally, Raiders fans started to drool at the possibility of the red zone beast that...
Via cover32 - Raiders
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: 49ers, Bills, Cowboys, Jets & Packers

49ers Cam Inman of the Mercury News reports that Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin might consider a return to the NFL. Inman suggests that the 49ers could possibly be an option for Kiffin, if he were willing to leave his current position under Nick Saban. According to Jason La Canfora, Rob Chudzinski “remains well positioned” to become the 49ers’ next offensive coordinator...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Raiders May Remove Interim Tag From Tony Sparano Tonight Or Tomorrow

According to ESPN’s John Clayton, the Raiders may be close to removing the interim title from Tony Sparano. Clayton was on 101Sports in St. Louis today and said the move may happen tonight or tomorrow (the comments on Sparano are around…Read more →
Via raidersbeat
20 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Draft, Chargers, Packers, Ravens, Redskins, Saints

Draft Minnesota TE Maxx Williams announced that he’ll enter the 2015 NFL draft. (Joe Christensen) Chargers OLB Jarret Johnson said he plans to consider retirement this offseason. (Michael Gehlken) Packers QB Aaron Rodgers is not expected to practice until Thursday of next week. “Aaron is doing well. He’s been in treatment during the practice period,” McCarthy said...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Redskins to Offer A.J. Smith Larger Front Office Role

    View image | gettyimages.com     Phase two of the Washington Redskins rebuild is reportedly set to take place. According to an ESPN report, the Redskins are looking to boost A.J. Smith’s role within the organization. Smith had spent the past two seasons as a senior executive for the Redskins.   While Bruce Allen is expected to remain the president...
Via KCM Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Titans Injury Update: Delanie Waker suffers concussion

Tennessee Titans TE Delanie Walker suffered a concussion against the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday and will most likely miss a couple of weeks.  The news was first reported via John Clayton’s and Terry McCormick’s twitter accounts. The Titans wasted no time in declaring Delanie Walker out with a concussion.— John Clayton (@ClaytonESPN) November 9, 2014 Delanie Walker in the concussion...
Via Sports Injury Alert
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Percy Harvin Heads To Locker Room With Injury

One of Percy Harvin’s biggest issues besides his attitude is his inability to stay healthy.  Harvin reportedly has already suffered his first injury as a Jet. New Jets WR Percy Harvin headed to lockerroom for injury treatment — John Clayton (@ClaytonESPN) October 26, 2014
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October 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Fred Jackson carted off the field with leg injury

The Bills have already been struggling on offense, but things may have just got a lot worse. Fred Jackson, arguably Buffalo’s best offensive weapon, suffered an injury on a run up the middle and left the game. Fred Jackson being taken to lockeroom in a cart. — John Clayton (@ClaytonESPN) October 19, 2014 Fred Jackson has been ruled out. When they’re out that quickly, it...
Via cover32
October 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Percy Harvin Trade Terms Released

The Seahawks have traded Percy Harvin to the Jets for a conditional pick, according to Jay Glazer. UPDATE: The coniditional pick will be in the range from a second-to-fourth-round pick, according to John Clayton.Fantasy Spin:The timing is weird, as Harvin is dealing with a thigh injury, but it is a nice pickup for the Jets nonetheless. Harvin has not produced much from a fantasy...
Via Fantasy Football Champs
October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Jets nab Percy Harvin before trade deadline

Percy Harvin has joined the New York Jets for a conditional draft pick as reported by Jay Glazer. Updates to follow. BREAKING: The JETS have just agreed with Seattle to a trade sending WR Percy Harvin to NY for conditional pick. FOX SPORTS has learned.— Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) October 17, 2014Update 5:52 pm: Reported by ESPN John Clayton that the Jets will give up a 2nd and 4th...
Via Patriots Life
October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Jets Dee Milliner Suffers Achilles Injury vs Broncos (Video)

A terrible start to a season and career may have just gotten worse for Dee Milliner.   The cornerback who has struggled to stay healthy since being drafted, left the Jets game vs the Broncos with what looks to be an Achilles injury. Jets CB Dee Milliner hurt his right foot and has been taken to lockerroom. — John Clayton (@ClaytonESPN) October 12, 2014 It certainly looks...
Via Thacover2
October 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Peterson not expected back with Vikings regardless of trial?

This shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise considering all the well publicized questions surrounding running back Adrian Peterson. According to ESPN’s John Clayton, the relationship between Peterson and the Minnesota Vikings is “severed” and the expectation now is that Peterson will be released even if the case is resolved. This information comes from Nick Mensio over...
Via Sportsnaut
October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Ravens TE Dennis Pitta Carted Off With Hip Injury

Baltimore Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta could miss significant time after being carted off with a hip injury suffered against the Browns on Sunday. Pitta injured the same hip last season. The Ravens are saying Dennis Pitta injured his right hip. He did the same last year. — John Clayton (@ClaytonESPN) September 21, 2014 Scary injury for #Ravens TE Dennis Pitta, who is leaving...
Via Thacover2
September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Seahawks G.M. hints that Marshawn Lynch is replaceable

(Credit: Huffington Post) The Marshawn Lynch holdout saga continues in Seattle, and the team continues to act like it’s not worried about his absence. G.M. John Schneider talked about the team’s philosophy with ESPN’s John Clayton, and he didn’t sound too concerned about the Lynch situation: “Everybody loves Beast Mode.  We love him and respect the guy. I think what he’s...
Via Down and Distance
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

What if Marshawn Lynch Doesn’t Report?

The idea that Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch will not report to camp is hypothetical at this point. And as ESPN insider John Clayton indicated shortly after it was reported Lynch was holding out of camp, that said holdout would only last a few days.  John Clayton on NFL LIVE says Marshawn Lynch's holdout will probably be 5 or 6 days at the most and he likely will not...
Via Sportsnaut
July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

The blooper reel from Metallica’s ESPN commercial

ESPN’s This is SportsCenter commercials have been cited as one of the major reasons why the network and the SportsCenter brand have become the societal mainstays they find themselves to be.  Even now, many years after their inception, the commercials remain one of the funniest, irreverent, and charming aspects of the global behemoth. The most recent This is SportsCenter commercial...
Via Awful Announcing
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Gore To Get 50 Less Carries Compared To 2013?

According to ESPN's John Clayton, 49ers running back Frank Gore could see 50 fewer carries in 2014 than he did last year.Fantasy Spin:Earlier this month, ESPN NFC West blogger Bill Williamson projected Gore to get 220 carries, 56 fewer than the 276 he had last season. Gore no longer contributes in the passing game so he'll be no more than a low-end RB2 with just 220 carries.
Via Fantasy Football Champs
July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: 49ers, Cowboys, Falcons & Redskins

  49ers ESPN’s John Clayton reports that “early word out of San Francisco” is that veteran RB Frank Gore could see his total carries reduced by 50 this season. Clayton admits that the big question is who could cut into his workload. Rookie Carlos Hyde and Marcus Lattimore are two interesting guys to watch, but Kendall Hunter will probably enter camp as the No. 2 back. The...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

ESPN Chicago Bears preview day with Michele Steele July 28

Michele Steele is name you recognize a lot from ESPN and their NFL coverage. She’s on ESPN NFL Sunday Countdown all the time and reports on site for NFL games regularly. And she’s handling the Chicago Bears on Monday July 28th, as part of ESPN’s 32 NFL teams in 10 days. She’s a fellow Illini! Yes, she’s a Daily Illini alum, as I remember that she used to write the Scout...
Via The Sports Bank
July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Titans OT Michael Roos Could Be Trade Bait?

  John Clayton of ESPN, in discussing training camp battles to watch, suggests that the presence of first-round pick OT Taylor Lewan could make the incumbent LT Michael Roos “trade bait” for a team in need of a veteran tackle. Clayton notes that teams with an excess of talented tackles often move one inside to guard, but Tennessee is uniquely positioned in that they have invested...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Metallica stars in new This is SportsCenter commercial

The newest ESPN This is SportsCenter commercial has been getting some love online, and we’d figure it would be worth sharing. In the ad, Metallica is hanging out at ESPN’s Bristol offices wondering what to do now that Mariano Rivera retired. Personally, I think ESPN missed a huge opportunity by not inserting John Clayton into this commercial after the hilarious ad he was in...
Via Awful Announcing
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Colts Ranked 21st in ESPN’s “Futures” Power Rankings

As you may have heard by now, the worldwide leader recently came out with its 2014 NFL Future Power Rankings, which is an annual ranking of how each NFL team ranks in it’s projection over the next three seasons. The methodology was simple: Have the panel of NFL experts (John Clayton, Mel Kiper, Louis Riddick and Mike Sando) rate the teams in five weighted categories and then use...
Via The Colts Authority
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

San Francisco 49ers Land in No. 3 Spot on ESPN Insider’s Future Power Ranking

The window of opportunity won’t be closing anytime soon for the San Francisco 49ers. The team checked in at the No. 3 spot on the ESPN Insider Future Power Rankings (subscription required). Complied by John Clayton, Mel Kiper, Louis Riddick and Mike Sando, the rankings measure how likely a team is to succeed over the next three seasons. The squads are ranked on roster (30 percent...
Via BaySportsNet
July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

ESPN to Discuss Body Issues on All-Nude Edition of “Outside the Lines”

ESPN announced that it will broadcast a special all-nude edition of “Outside the Lines” today to discuss the release of ESPN Magazine’s “Body Issue” and body issues in sports. Longtime ESPN staple and “Outside the Lines” host Bob Ley will sit nude atop a stool on the network’s state-of-the-art new “SportsCenter” set and will welcome several naked ESPN personalties...
Via Sports Pickle
July 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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