30 Questions: Which Ram is here to stay?

One thing Colorado sports fans absolutely love is seeing Colorado kids, even if that just means attending college in Colorado for a couple of years, going pro, especially in orange in blue. Ty Sambrailo going to the Broncos out of CSU was a big deal in this year’s draft. What is an even bigger deal, is that he will be seeing actual playing time with the team in the upcoming season...
Via Mile High Sports
July 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Shelley Smith makes inspirational return to ESPN after breast cancer battle

As part of ESPN’s NFL Draft coverage, reporter Shelley Smith has made a triumphant return to the airwaves after a battle with breast cancer.  Smith is reporting from Hawaii to cover Oregon QB Marcus Mariota from his home in Hawaii as he will be one of the top picks in the 2015 rendition not making the trip to Chicago. Waikiki Beach sure does beat a lot of other on-site locations...
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April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Can the Broncos Rely on Shelley Smith?

A few days ago, Franklin signed a five-year deal worth $36.5 million dollars with $20 million guaranteed with the San Diego Chargers. After a slew of big signings in the 2014 season, the Broncos could not afford to retain Franklin, Denver’s best offensive lineman.Smith was selected by the Houston Texans as the 187th overall pick in the 2010 draft and played in two preseason games...
Via Pro Football Spot
March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Ranking the new members of the Broncos

NFL free agency started with a frenzy like no other season in history, with big names switching teams and conflicting reports flying around twitter. The Denver Broncos made more headlines for who was leaving than their returning players or new members, yet they signed some good talent. The Broncos signed six new players last week and four of them will undoubtedly have an impact on...
Via Mile High Sports
March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Free agent buzz: Atlanta Falcons host a meeting with guard Shelley Smith

The Atlanta Falcons seem to be looking to add more depth to their offensive line. According to a report by Vaugh Mcclure of ESPN, today the Falcons are hosting free agent guard Shelley Smith for a visit tonight: Free-agent Guard Shelley Smith is scheduled to land in Atlanta tonight for a Saturday visit with Falcons, according to a source. — vaughn mcclure (@vxmcclure23) March...
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March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

What direction should the Miami Dolphins take with the guard position?

Heading into the 2015 season, the Miami Dolphins only need to fill one position on the offensive line. With Branden Albert set to come back, Mike Pouncey moving back to center, Ja’Wuan James ready to take back the right tackle position and Billy Turner penciled in as one of the starting guards, they will only need to find the other guard to play on the line.The Dolphins can address...
Via PhinManiacs
February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

ESPN Unveils Announcers for All of its 38 College Football Postseason Games

Well, Brent Musburger may not be involved in the College Football Playoff, but he will be calling one of the bowls involved in the CFP rotation. And interestingly enough, Brent will be headed to the Las Vegas Bowl. Brent in Vegas? This is where legends are made. For the College Football Playoff Semifinals and National Championship Game on January 1, 2015 and January 12 respectively...
Via Fang's Bites
December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Bears, Dolphins, Jets, Ravens, Titans, & Vikings

  Bears Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune wonders if free agent QB Kyle Orton could be an option for the Bears if current backups Jordan Palmer and Jimmy Clausen struggle. Dolphins The Dolphins have reportedly moved Shelley Smith from guard to center. (Andrew Abramson) Jets RB Chris Ivory returned to Jets practice on Friday after he tweaked his hamstring on Thursday. (Brian...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Under the Radar Player Profile – Shelley Smith

With the offensive line needing the most help by far going into the offseason, the Dolphins organization had a lot on their plate to fill that immediate need. Throughout this offseason, all five positions seem to be subject to be filled with all new players. With the potential suspension of Mike Pouncey at least through the month of September, ex-St. Louis Rams offensive linemen...
Via cover32 - Dolphins
July 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Potential NFL draft targets for St. Louis Rams: Rounds 3-4

Yesterday, we previewed guys the Rams might be wise to keep an eye on in rounds five through seven. Today, we take a look at potential mid-round targets. Guard Gabe Jackson, Mississippi State With Chris Williams and Shelley Smith both bolting via free agency, the Rams lost both of their left guards this offseason. They did retain Rodger Saffold to play right guard, but that doesn’t...
Via cover32 - Rams
May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

St. Louis Rams Plan of Attack for the 2014 NFL Draft

With the Draft just over the horizon, it’s time to take a detailed look at each team’s acquisitions and losses and gauge a plan of attack for how they should approach the first three rounds of this year’s draft.  We’ll start with the lowly Houston Texans and work our way all the way up to the Super Bowl Champs in Seattle.  The Rams are up as we approach the end of another...
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April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Smith thinks Dolphins' blocking scheme fits him well

BY SEAN DONOVANAs expected, the Miami Dolphins are taking a two-pronged approach, using free agency and the draft, to rebuild an offensive line that needed four open starting spots filled.The big prize of the free agency period was left tackle Branden Albert, but the team also added career reserve guard Shelley Smith, who most recently played with the St. Louis Rams.Because of his...
Via AFC East Daily
April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Dolphins 2014 free agent tracker

The rumours and speculation during the legal tampering period will soon come to an end as the 2014 NFL free agency period officially begins Tuesday at 4 p.m. ET. With $35.1 million in cap space, the Miami Dolphins are expected to be one of the busiest teams in the league. In addition to tracking the Dolphins signings, we'll also provide updates on the status of where the team's...
Via Phins Phocus
March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Dolphins' O-Line Still Needs Work

After an exciting start to the free agency period, the Miami Dolphins were quite quiet this past week. Early on, Miami has made significant changes in the secondary and perhaps most notably, up front offensively. But while the Dolphins have sought to improve the offensive line early on, there is still plenty of work to do.Last season, Miami's front five was absolutely dreadful. The...
Via Pro Football Spot
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami Dolphins News and Notes: Smith May Be Best Signing Yet

When the Miami Dolphins look back at their free agent moves and examine their roster at the end of the 2014 season, could they point to an underrated signing as the reason for the franchise’s success?The buzz at the end of last week down in south Florida centered on the Fins signing yet another defensive back in Cortland Finnegan.The team also announced they had signed Finnegan’s...
Via Football Nation
March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Dolphins O-line coming together with FA acquisitions

BY DAN BEGNOCHEA week ago, the Miami Dolphins offensive line was in shambles. Days after the start of free agency, however, things are beginning to take shape.After signing offensive tackle Branden Albert to a five-year deal at the very start of the free agency period, Miami continued its quest to rebuild its line Friday, signing guard Shelley Smith to a two-year, $5.5 million deal...
Via AFC East Daily
March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Giants free agency recap: News and rumors from Day 4

Day three of free agency is nearly in the books; here’s your evening update on the New York Giants: Hits - The Giants did not sign anyone on Friday. However, center J.D. Walton’s contract details came out and the big offensive lineman will be getting paid quite well. Walton will make $3 million in guarantees, per Fox Sports’ Mike Garafolo. Misses - Offensive lineman target...
Via cover32 - Giants
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami Dolphins, Shelly Smith Agree to 2-Year Deal

The Miami Dolphins are making a serious effort to keep quarterback Ryan Tannehill on his feet next season. The Dolphins and former Rams guard Shelly Smith have agreed to a 2-year, $5.5 million dollar deal. Guard Shelley Smith, formerly of the Rams, agrees with Dolphins. 2 years, $5.5m. More Miami OL reinforcements. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 14, 2014 Smith is the second...
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March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Dolphins Reach Agreement With G Shelley Smith

  Mike Klis of the Denver Post reports that the Dolphins have reached an agreement with G Shelley Smith on a two-year contract. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Smith’s two-year contract is worth $5.5 million. Mike Garafolo reports that Smith receives $1.5 million guaranteed. Smith, 26, was taken in the sixth-round of the 2010 NFL Draft by the Houston Texans. He later...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Dolphins set up visits with CB Finnegan, OG Smith and reach out to RT Strief

Day three of free agency! The lack of patience starts to kick in, the clamoring for more signings and the agonizing pain of wanting your team to make another splash. With several needs left to address the big question is what will be Dennis “The Silver Fox” Hickey’s next move be. The Dolphins do have a couple of visits lined up. CB Cortland Finnegan visiting #Dolphins tomorrow...
Via cover32 - Dolphins
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Dolphins continue efforts to bolster offensive line

BY SEAN DONOVANThe Miami Dolphins' undisputed No. 1 priority this offseason is to rebuild an offensive line that allowed a league-high 58 sacks in 2013 and was the center of an NFL investigation into the team's hostile locker room culture.The Dolphins took the first step Tuesday when it signed veteran tackle Branden Albert to a five-year, $47 million deal to be the all-important...
Via AFC East Daily
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 5 cheap, under-the-radar free agents that the St. Louis Rams should consider

Well it turns out the Rams got their man after all. After questionably failing a physical in Oakland, guard Rodger Saffold is returning to St. Louis with a shiny new five-year deal. It was a stroke of luck for the Rams, who were facing a disastrous situation along the offensive line due to the departure of guard Chris Williams and possibly Shelley Smith as well. However, now that...
Via cover32 - Rams
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Patriots To Host Free-Agent Guard Shelley Smith On Visit

The New England Patriots have set their eyes on a former St. Louis Rams offensive guard. The Patriots are hosting Shelley Smith on a free-agent visit Thursday,’s Jordan Raanan reports. Smith was a reserve guard for the Rams in 2013, starting two games at right guard. He started six games for the Houston Texans in 2012. Smith was a sixth-round pick out of Colorado State in...
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Rams Free Agent G Shelley Smith Visiting With The Giants

  ESPN’s Adam Caplan first reported that Rams free-agent G Shelley Smith is visiting the Giants on Wednesday. Jim Thomas of the St Louis Post-Dispatch reported a few days ago that four teams had already expressed interest in Smith, so it appears as though he could have a better that expected market. Smith, 26, was taken in the sixth-round of the 2010 NFL Draft by the Houston...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Five Free Agents the Saints May Target

I've had a chance the last week to really look at what's out there and I was able to come up with five players that I think could be a good fit in New Orleans. The Saints are currently about $15 million over the cap, but they can get just under by cutting Will Smith and Roman Harper. Even if they do that, though, they still have to sign Jimmy Graham to a long term deal, they still...
Via The Saints Nation
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss
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