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Report: Manziel drawing interest, but teams holding off

Johnny Manziel, remarkably, is still an interesting prospect for some NFL teams, but it could be a while before any quarterback-needy franchise comes calling. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network confirmed Manziel’s agent Drew Rosenhaus’ claims that teams are, indeed, interested in the troubled third-year passer. However, he also notes teams are waiting for the NFL to hand down its...
Via Sportsnaut
March 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Pirates interested in expanding Wild Card format

In the least surprising news ever reported, Pittsburgh Pirates general manager Neal Huntington would favor an expanded MLB Wild Card format. Travis Sawchik of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports Huntington, who voted for adding a second Wild Card in 2012, only to see his team host three straight Wild Card games and lose the last two of them, said making the Wild Card round a...
Via The Comeback
March 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Dikembe Mutombo at airport during Brussels attack, is safe

Former NBA center Dikembe Mutombo was in Brussels Airport on Tuesday when a terrorist attack killed about 10 people and wounded 100 more. Mutombo posted to Facebook twice in the hours after the attacks to assure his fans he was safe. Mutombo did not indicate why he was in Belgium, but the 10-time All-Star and recent Hall of Fame inductee travels frequently for humanitarian work...
Via The Comeback
March 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Urban Meyer doesn't envision spring break practice in Florida

Urban Meyer said recently he would keep his mind open regarding Ohio State holding spring break practices in Florida much like Michigan did, but it sounds like he is leaning against it. Meyer told reporters Tuesday that he cannot see the Buckeyes holding practices in Florida and taking away spring break from their players. “Somebody asked me a question, ‘Would we look into...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Stephen Ross: Miko Grimes was reason for cutting Brent Grimes

Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross confirmed Tuesday what many have suspected, that Brent Grimes was released in large part because of his wife, Miko Grimes, and her incessant over-the-top and sometimes threatening behavior on social media. Steve Ross: "I thought it was best for the Dolphins to move on from Brent [Grimes] and Miko." — Barry Jackson (@flasportsbuzz) March 22...
Via Sportsnaut
March 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Tyrod Taylor’s agent wants QB to get paid before season

If Tyrod Taylor can duplicate next season the success he had in 2015, he will easily be one of the best bargains in the NFL. Rather than giving him an extension, the Buffalo Bills are choosing to let Taylor play out the remainder of his deal. And his agent is not pleased about it. Earlier this week, Adisa Bakari told Vic Carucci of The Buffalo News that he believes his client deserves...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: NFL outlaws all chop blocks

In a bit of rather big news during NFL owners’ meetings in Boca Raton, Fla., this week, the league has decided to make all chop blocks illegal moving forward. This should change trench warfare a great deal around the league. It will also change blocking schemes of some teams around the NFL. As most of you likely already know, a chop block is a technique primarily used by offensive...
Via Sportsnaut
March 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Mike Tomlin hopes NFL ejection rule ‘will change behavior’

The NFL Competition Committee will likely vote to pass a rule proposed by Roger Goodell, that would eject a player from a game if he draws two fouls for unsportsmanlike conduct. As coach of a team that dealt with some salty unsportsmanlike behavior last season, Pittsburgh Steelers’ Mike Tomlin discussed the benefits of the new rule at the AFC Coaches Breakfast, per Connor Orr...
Via Sportsnaut
March 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Colts hope to have Andrew Luck signed to deal by July 4

The Indianapolis Colts have some work to do as it pertains to locking Andrew Luck up for the long term. The fifth-year quarterback is entering the final year of his rookie contract and is set to earn $16.15 million. Things could get awfully interesting if he’s not signed to a long-term deal before the 2016 season. With that in mind, Colts owner Jim Irsay hopes to have Luck locked...
Via Sportsnaut
March 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Ravens to sign Trent Richardson if he can get in shape

The Baltimore Ravens are planning to sign running back Trent Richardson, but it sounds like the draft bust needs to get himself in better physical shape first. Last month, Matt Zenitz of AL.com reported that the Ravens were expected to sign a deal with Richardson. There has still been nothing official, but Baltimore coach John Harbaugh said Tuesday that he has kept in touch with...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Dwyane Wade advises Anthony Davis not to rush back

If there’s one NBA player who understands all too well what Anthony Davis is going through right now it’s Dwyane Wade. With the news that the New Orleans Pelicans young superstar plans to simultaneously undergo two surgeries — one on his left shoulder (which apparently has bothered him for three years) and the other on his right knee — the Miami Heat veteran provided words...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
March 22, 2016  |  Discuss
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