LATEST STORIES FROM DOWN AND DISTANCE

Report: Raiders hope to trade QB Terrelle Pryor before April 22

USA TODAY Sports The Oakland Raiders traded for Houston Texans quarterback back in March.  This move helped the Raiders get some stability at the quarterback position.  This move also meant that Terrelle Pryor was surplus to requirements. Pryor asked to be traded as a result of this move.  And that’s exactly what the Raider are trying to do. According to Pro Football Talk, the...
Via Down and Distance
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Wide Receive Sidney Rice Returns to the Seattle Seahawks

(AP Photo/John Froschauer) Per his Twitter feed and a report from ESPN, wide receiver Sidney Rice has elected to return to the Seattle Seahawks on a one-year contract: Aaayyyyooo 12s.. SEA you in a few.. IM COMIN’ HOME! #Seahawks #12thman #Round2 http://t.co/am8tOXAwmu — Sidney Rice (@sidneyrice) April 16, 2014 Terms of the deal were not immediately available; Rice was cut...
Via Down and Distance
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Chris Johnson Agrees to Join The Jets

Photo Credit http://www.sportsglory.com   Running back Chris Johnson, formerly of the Tennessee Titans, has agreed to the terms of a two-year contract with the New York Jets. CJ2K only went on one visit and they made sure to keep him around for good. Johnson is coming off of a less than spectacular season averaging only 3.9 yards per carry.  However, his ability is still there...
Via Down and Distance
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Peyton Manning: ‘Montee Ball ready to be Broncos starting RB’

USA TODAY Sports The Denver Broncos drafted Montee Ball out of Wisconsin in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft.  At the time, Ball was considered to have worn tires due to the amount of running he had done in four years as a Badger.  He carried 924 times for 5,146 yards and 77 touchdowns – an NCAA record. But after a season on the sidelines mainly pertaining as a back-up...
Via Down and Distance
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

49ers Awful Off Season

Photo Credit: www.singleblackmale.org 49ers Awful Off Season   It has been a rough 2014 for San Francisco thus far. First, cornerback Chris Culliver gets charged with hit and run likely earning him a suspension to start the season. Not longer after that they must deal with sexual assault allegations made towards star quarterback Colin Kapernick. Now, defensive star Aldon Smith has...
Via Down and Distance
1 day ago  |  Discuss

RGIII unveiled the ugliest cleats in the history of cleats

What. In. The. Hell. Someone actually got paid to design these things? My 20-month old daughter could have done better. Check these hideous RGIII cleats out that will only cost you $150!   Shake up spring with a whole new flair. @RGIII Carmouflage cleats Cop: http://t.co/WHlSBCf2Oa #FreshKicksFriday pic.twitter.com/d8dmWWm802 — adidas Football US (@adidasFballUS) April 12, 2014...
Via Down and Distance
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Donald Trump serious about buying Bills, says he would keep them in Buffalo

  (Credit: ABC) Entrepreneur extraordinaire and multi-billionaire Donald Trump insists he is serious about buying the Buffalo Bills, and even says he would try to keep them in Buffalo. Thus far, it is reported that Trump has several talks with Bills CEO Russ Brandon, although a deal like this would certainly take some time to materialize. Per NFL.com: “I’m going to give it a...
Via Down and Distance
1 day ago  |  Discuss

St Louis Rams Offer $100,000 for Predicting Schedule

(G. Newman Lowrance/St. Louis Rams) Per the team’s website, the St Louis Rams are offering fans $100,000 if they correctly predict their schedule by 4:59PM Central Time on April 21, 2014.  Entries must accurately predict every week’s opponent as well as the bye week. Although the odds of winning may not be as difficult as choosing a perfect NCAA Men’s Basketball bracket, it...
Via Down and Distance
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Shawne Merriman Suing Nike Over ‘Lights Out’ Name

Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP Former NFL linebacker Shawne Merriman is in the news again.  He previously made headlines by announcing that he is joining the WWE family.  Now the ‘Lights Out’ linebacker may have another money-maker in the works. Merriman, on behalf of his Lights Out Holdings LLC, has filed a suit against Nike for trademark in infringement and unfair competition...
Via Down and Distance
2 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Reader’s Questions

Photo Credit: fanspeak.com NFL Reader’s Questions   I will be reading all the questions asked to me on Twitter, Facebook, or in the comments below then compile the best of the month and answer them here in the monthly edition of “NFL Reader’s Questions”. Thank you for the questions this month and let’s get started.   Chiefs? Question from Twitter @senior_gage An odd way...
Via Down and Distance
2 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Network boss: I don't see free TV going away

Brian Rolapp (Credit: sportsbusinessdaily.com) New chief of NFL Newtork, Brian Rolapp, indicated in an interview with Sports Illustrated’s Peter King that he doesn’t believe we’ll see a pay-only model to view games on television anytime soon. As fans across the country breathe a collective sigh of relief, Rolapp said it makes the most sense for business to allow fans to keep...
Via Down and Distance
2 days ago  |  Discuss

McCoy: “My Son is Two, I’d Take My Son Over Tebow”

TMZ Sports ran into Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean ‘Shady’ McCoy at Los Angeles International Airport Saturday night.  He was very kind and was willing to answer several different questions from the TMZ reporter. Although former Gator quarterback Tim Tebow has most likely seen all the time he’ll ever get in the NFL, his name is still strong and well-known, and everyone...
Via Down and Distance
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Top ten most successful NFL/CFL careers

NFL Media insider Ian Rapoport is reporting that former Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chad Johnson will work out for the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League sometime this week in Vero Beach, Florida. “Talks did take place (and) have escalated over the last week,” Alouettes general manager Jim Popp told Rapoport. Ocho confirmed the rumors via Twitter. The seven...
Via Down and Distance
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Miami Hurricanes players go wild over new jerseys

On Friday, the University of Miami unveiled their newest football jerseys in front of all of their players. The new jerseys, which feature a green, black, white and orange option are being nicknamed “renewed identity” jerseys and will hit the field this fall. Each jersey and color option, has it’s own nickname as well. This fall, the players will wear a smoke (black), juice...
Via Down and Distance
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Aldon Smith Arrested for Allegedly Saying “BOMB!” at LAX

(AP Photo) Per a report from TMZ, San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith was allegedly arrested at LAX for indicating he had a bomb. According to the report, eyewitness accounts stated that Smith was involved in a argument with someone at the gate while attempting to board the plane. One of the witness further stated that Smith “did not appear to be out of control; just agitated...
Via Down and Distance
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Aldon Smith Arrested for Allegedly Yelling “BOMB!” at LAX

(AP Photo) Per a report from TMZ, San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith was allegedly arrested at LAX for yelling, “BOMB!” According to the report, eyewitness accounts stated that Smith was involved in a argument with someone at the gate while attempting to board the plane. One of the witness further stated that Smith “did not appear to be out of control; just agitated...
Via Down and Distance
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Johnathan Cyprien takes pic with George Bush ... or not

Jaguars safety Johnathan Cyprien got to meet a pretty special person today at a guns and hoses charity event. Or so he thought. The second-year safety out of Florida International posted a photo of himself with former President of the United States, George Bush. The only problem though, Bush wasn’t in the picture. Check out the hilarious fail below: (Instagram @J_Cyprien) Poor...
Via Down and Distance
3 days ago  |  Discuss

DeAngelo Williams thinks he’s a first round fantasy football selection

AP Image After the Carolina Panthers released veteran wide receiver Steve Smith earlier in the season, it left them with no real receiving threats.  Because of this, DeAngelo Williams, the teams veteran running back, thinks his value has increased, especially in fantasy football. In an interview with the Charlotte Observer. “I joked with people that my fantasy value went up after...
Via Down and Distance
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rob Gronkowski ‘on schedule’ during ACL rehabilitation

US PRESSWIRE New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski tore his ACL and MCL when hit low in the Week 14 win over the Cleveland Browns.  According to Albert Bree of NFL Media, Gronkowski is on schedule on his rehabilitation program. This is great news for the Patriots who will be wanting to have their best receiver back in action. Gronkowski missed most of the 2013 season after...
Via Down and Distance
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Path to the Super Bowl: Draft or Free Agency?

Every off-season, teams strive to find those missing pieces that will put them at the top of the NFL the upcoming year. Whether it is through the draft, trade, or free agency acquisitions, each plays an important part in the building of a Super Bowl winner. Conventional wisdom says championship teams are built through the draft, and there is no doubt it is the most critical of the...
Via Down and Distance
4 days ago  |  Discuss

All 32 NFL Team Star Wars Logos

In a galaxy far far away… It turns out in a far away galaxy, our prized game of football has been emulated.  There’s more than just pod racing going on in the Star Wars galaxy. Creative director, art director, and illustrator John Raya of Mexico City, Mexico has re-created all 32 NFL logos to be suited for the Star Wars universe.  If you’re a Star Wars fan, these re-creations...
Via Down and Distance
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Sensational Indoor Football League catch a must watch

I couldn’t tell you a thing about the Professional Indoor Football League, or who’s idea it was to use a white ball, but this catch made by Georgia Fire wide receiver Johnny Lester while flipping over the boards is pretty remarkable.  Line Change! Check it: http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=espn:10771895 Video courtesy of ESPN Somebody get this man a contract because there...
Via Down and Distance
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ranking the Buffalo Bills Pre-Draft Visitors so Far

  Doug Whaley, the General Manager of the Buffalo Bills, will look to add some valuable players during this years NFL Draft. (Mark Mulville/ AP Photo) The Buffalo Bills have had nineteen of their allotted thirty pre-draft visits so far.  The Bills have drafted one of their visitors in the first round each of the last four years. (C.J. Spiller, Marcell Dareus, Stephon Gilmore, and...
Via Down and Distance
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Denver Broncos Spending Spree

Photo Credit: *********.blogspot.com How did the Broncos not exceed the salary cap this off season? The Denver Broncos have been subject to a lot of scrutiny about their over spending this offseason. People are wondering where this money is coming from and if it has hedged their future. I took a look at the contracts signed this offseason, and found that other than the Demarcus Ware...
Via Down and Distance
5 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Draft: 10 Best Player Names

  Every year in the National Football League there are several players whose names struggle to fit on the back of a jersey. Then there are those that leave people shaking their heads wondering why a parent would ever give their kid a certain name. As each year passes, the common name seems to be changing from “Bob Smith” to something that looks like it came from a video game...
Via Down and Distance
5 days ago  |  Discuss
SITE INFORMATION
Down and Distance
Kings of the Pigskin
Related Yards
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.