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Report: Jared Allen 'likely' out for season with foot injury

While the Carolina Panthers defeated the Seattle Seahawks to advance to the NFC Championship Game on Sunday, the news was not all good for the team and defensive end Jared Allen. I'm told Panthers DE Jared Allen suffered a foot injury that will likely require surgery and end his season. — Jonathan Jones (@jjones9) January 17, 2016 Jones later added that surgery isn’t official...
Via Sportsnaut
January 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Bulls have explored possibly trading Pau Gasol

If Bulls big man Pau Gasol thought he would no longer have to sweat out every trade deadline once he left Los Angeles, apparently he thought wrong. According to a report by Jeff Zillgitt of USA TODAY Sports on Sunday, the team has been “quietly checking into deals” for Gasol. Zilgitt also notes, however, that the five-time All-Star “has a short list of teams he will sign with...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Demaryius Thomas' mother finally gets to watch son play

Demaryius Thomas’ mom Katina Smith finally got a chance to watch her son play in a football game in person. Thomas’ mother was sentenced to 24 years in prison on drug trafficking charges after she turned down a plea deal back in 2000. Her sentence was eventually commuted by President Obama. Now that she’s out, she finally has a chance to watch her son play in a game. Smith...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Jamell Fleming: Danny Amendola hit was 'calculated'

Danny Amendola thought his hit on Kansas City Chiefs special teamer Jamell Fleming was clean, but the receiving party wasn’t so sure. The New England Patriots wide receiver was flagged 2 yards for unnecessary roughness — the play happened on the Patriots’ 4-yard line — after laying a vicious hit on Fleming on a second-quarter punt return in New England’s 27-20 AFC Divisional...
Via NESN.com
January 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Manziel spotted in 'really good mood' at liquor store

Johnny Manziel has said nothing publicly since his season ended with a concussion and some wild rumors about a trip to Las Vegas, but don’t worry — the Browns quarterback is said to be doing just fine. According to a report from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Manziel was spotted making a purchase at a liquor store in Texas Saturday night. The store manager said the 23-year-old...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Matt Barnes fined for latest comments about Derek Fisher

By all accounts, Matt Barnes got the best of Derek Fisher when the two traded blows in October, but the altercation continues to cause damage to Barnes’ wallet. The Grizzles’ forward has been fined $35,000 by the NBA, reportedly for comments made after Memphis played Fisher’s Knicks on Saturday. Grizzlies F Matt Barnes has been fined $35K for inappropriate public comments...
Via The Comeback
January 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Eagles want Steve Spagnuolo as D-coordinator

Incoming Eagles coach Doug Pederson reportedly wants to lure Steve Spagnuolo away from New York to be his defensive coordinator. Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News cited sources saying that Spagnuolo is Pederson’s “top choice” for defensive coordinator. Same source tells @inkstainedretch Steve Spagnuolo is Pederson’s top choice for defensive coordinator. But can...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Andy Reid: Chiefs had headset problems against Patriots

The Patriots advanced to yet another AFC Championship Game with a win over the Chiefs Saturday night. As usual, the conspiracy theories have been rolling in. Kansas City coach Andy Reid said after the game that his team experienced some issues with their electronic communications in the first half. Apparently quarterback Alex Smith was unable to hear the calls from the coaching...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Clay Matthews wants NFL to change OT rules

Following the Green Bay Packers’ 26-20 overtime loss at the hands of the Arizona Cardinals in the NFC Divisional Playoffs Saturday night, linebacker Clay Matthews showed his frustration with the current NFL overtime rules. Arizona scored a touchdown on the first possession of overtime to win the football game. Matthews is in favor of changing the NFL rules to what college football...
Via This Given Sunday
January 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Aaron Rodgers hints Packers got cheated on coin toss

The Cardinals defeated the Packers Saturday night in a thrilling overtime game, and the coin flip preceding overtime was a spectacle of its own. After the game, Aaron Rodgers hinted that he felt his team got cheated. When referee Clete Blakeman tossed the coin before OT, it somehow did not flip while in the air. Rodgers had called “tails,” and the coin landed on heads. The Packers...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Vikings block coach from taking position with Browns

The Minnesota Vikings are blocking running backs coach Kirby Wilson from taking a position with the Cleveland Browns. According to Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, the Browns wanted to make Wilson their running game coordinator, which would qualify as a promotion. Minnesota, however, told Wilson he couldn’t go, with a source telling the Pioneer Press “Kirby is under...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 17, 2016  |  Discuss
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