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Terrell Owens agrees to terms with the Seattle Seahawks

After a day of working out for the Seahawks, the club has decided they will keep WR Terrell Owens around on a one year deal. Jay Glazer of Fox Sports reports that the team and Owens have agreed to terms on a contract that would make Owens a Seahawk. Owens who last played in the NFL for the Cincinnati Bengals in 2010 is looking to make a name for himself in the league once again...
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August 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Colt McCoy says there was no QB competition in Cleveland

Earlier today the news broke that the Cleveland Browns announced Brandon Weeden the starting QB for the club after just ten days into training camp. Browns Coach Pat Shurmer said multiple times that there would be a full-on QB competition in camp as they tried to determine who would get the nod. Colt McCoy says he found out the same way everyone else did, by a report from the Cleveland...
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August 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Down and Distance staff mock fantasy draft: 8 team standard

It’s that time of year again for fantasy football players, draft season! As players sort through numerous rankings, news articles, and keep up with training camps from around the league, everybody’s trying to find the latest sleeper or the guy who’s moving up on his team’s depth chart. In this mock draft, 8 teams are participating based on standard fantasy football scoring...
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August 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Garrard #1 On ‘Phins Depth Chart

The quarterback depth chart is a little more clear in Miami.  Ahead of Matt Moore and the first rounder Ryan Tannehill, David Garrard is listed as the Dolphins’ first-team quarterback. According to first-year coach Joe Philbin, the quarterback battle is a ‘fluid situation’ and that there’s no guarantee that Garrard will get the start in the preseason opener Friday against...
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August 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Plaxico Burress Owes $59,000 In Back Taxes

Amid rumors that former Super Bowl winning wide receiver Plaxico Burress is interested in playing for the Oakland Raiders, reports have now surfaced that Plax has a tax lien placed on him by the State of New York because he owes them $59,000 in back taxes. If Burress was desperate to catch on with a team before this situation, I imagine he will be trying even harder to earn a ...
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August 06, 2012  |  Discuss

T.O. Going To Seattle?

Sources say that Terrell Owens is heading to Seattle to try out for a wide receiver position.  This comes after the Seahawks sign veteran Braylon Edwards, and release Antonio Bryant.  There is no doubt in my mind that Owens will be in great shape for the job, but at the moment, he is unproven.  T.O. has not been in an NFL game since the 2010 season. Seattle could most certainly...
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August 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Practice Turns To Brawl In NY

Monday morning in Cortland, NY, fans and reporters scattered away from New York Jets practice field as a 20-player brawl erupted. It started when safety D’Anton Lynn gave running back Joe McKnight a shove out of bounds following a screen pass.  McKnight then fired the ball at Lynn in frustration, and immediately the two went at it with McKnight charging and throwing the first...
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August 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Video: Jaguars watch Sanya Richards Ross win gold

Sanya Richards-Ross, the wife of Jacksonville Jaguars corner backer Aaron Ross won gold today in London (AP Photo/Luca Bruno) Jacksonville Jaguars CB Aaron Ross’ wife is Sanya Richards-Ross. Before signing to the Jags from the Super Bowl Champion New York Giants he asked GM Gene Smith and coach Mike Mularkey if he could take a couple days off training camp to watch his wife go...
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August 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Bengals cut former top-10 pick Derrick Harvey

  Toady, the Cincinnati Bengals chose to cut former first-round pick Derrick Harvey (Credit: AP Photo/Al Behrman) Today, the Cincinnati Bengals released the former top-10 pick, according to Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer, in what could well be the last stop for the former Jaguars disappointment. The Bengals actually gave Harvey a $60,000 signing bonus, but didn’t see enough...
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August 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Miles Austin to miss at least a week with hamstring strain

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Miles Austin injured his hamstring during practice on Saturday and will sit out for at least a week (Credit: AP Photo/Gus Ruelas) After injuring his hamstring during practice on Saturday, it looks like Dallas Cowboys Miles Austin is going to miss at least a week. The team doesn’t feel that the injury is as serious as either of the hamstring pulls that...
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August 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Devin Thomas retires from football

Today, Chicago Bears wide receiver Devin Thomas has decided to retire from football (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) Thomas announced via Twitter Sunday that he was retiring from football and the Bears confirmed the news a little bit later. Thomas explained to his followers why he was choosing to walk away from the game. God has blessed me w achieving a childhood dream. I want to give back...
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August 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Former Lions draft pick Fred Matua dies at 28

Fred Matua, a 2006 seventh-round draft pick of the Detroit Lions, has died at the age of 28. Several of Matua’s former teammates posted messages on Twitter last week indicating that Matua had been hospitalized as a result of either a heart attack or an aneurysm. Although Matua needed emergency surgery, the news initially appeared to be positive, as some of his teammates wrote that...
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August 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Broncos sign Jim Leonhard

Former New York Jets safety Jim Leonhard signed with the Denver Broncos two days after attending a Buffalo Bills practice (Credit: AP Photo/Kathy Willens) It looks like the Denver Broncos are willing to take another aging veteran player in hopes that they return to their old selves. Today, the Broncos announced that they have signed former New York Jets Jim Leonhard. According to Jason...
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August 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Robert Gallery retires

The second overall pick in the 2004 draft, Robert Gallery has decided to retire today (Credit: AP Photo/Steven Senne) After eight seasons in the NFL, Robert Gallery has decided to call it quits today. Gallery came into the NFL being hyped as a future great left tackle but fizzled into just an average guard. Considered to be a bust by some, Gallery could never quite adjust to the...
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August 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Ahmad Bradshaw prepared to defend starting role

Fresh off a Super Bowl victory, the New York Giants have spent this offseason looking for ways to improve their team and stay the top dog in a very competitive NFC East. Running back Ahmad Bradshaw missed 4 games in the 2011 season with a foot injury, but still managed to set a career high with 9 rushing touchdowns. Bradshaw also only fumbled the ball once, after averaging five fumbles...
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August 04, 2012  |  Discuss

President Obama supports Emmert’s sanctions against PSU

While campaigning in Ohio, President Obama stopped in to talk sports with 97.1′s Mike Ricordati of the “Common Man & The Torg” (Credit: The Associated Press) Only a few days after sharing his thoughts on the New York Jets quarterback competition, President Obama is back to giving his opinion on sports. This time, the President is commenting on the punishments given to...
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August 04, 2012  |  Discuss
MAN ON A MISSION?

Report: CJ2k looking like old self

Chris Johnson reportedly looks very fast and well-conditioned in training camp and could be poised for a bounce-back season.

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August 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Top 25 Fantasy Football Quarterbacks for 2012

The quarterback position is growing increasingly more important every year in the NFL. We’re seeing passing records getting shattered left and right, and it’s long been true that teams rarely win Super Bowls without an elite quarterback. But here’s a new argument: you can’t win a fantasy football championship without an elite quarterback. Think about it. The mantra for years...
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August 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Lions Justin Durant Says He Would Eat Chick-Fil-A Even If they Supported Slavery

Detroit Lions linebacker Justin Durant made a few comments on Twitter about the Chick-Fil-A national appreciation day (Credit: AP Photo/Paul Sancya After Chick-Fil-A CEO made a statement about how he does not support gay marriage, the company has garnered support and protests from both sides of the debate. On Wednesday there was a day of support for Chick-Fil-A in which supporters...
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August 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Browns Franchise Sold in $1B Deal

Randy Lerner, now former owner of the Cleveland Browns, has reached a deal with Jimmy Haslam.  According to league sources, this deal is worth over 1 billion dollars. The agreement and paperwork were finalized Thursday morning with two phases.  Haslam will take over controlling interest of the Browns for more than $700 million, followed by a payment of more than $300 million to...
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August 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Antonio Brown says Todd Haley is a first-class coach

The photo to the right is pulled from the infamous pissing-match between former Cardinals WR Anquan Boldin and then OC Todd Haley after Boldin was upset at being pulled from the 2008 NFC Championship game for no explanation. It’s because of this sideline dispute that Todd Haley is known as a fiery “one way” type of coach. He’s had an in-your-face kind of coaching style...
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August 02, 2012  |  Discuss
BOOM!

Madden scoffs at 'Madden Curse'

Legendary announcer John Madden weighed in on the "Madden Curse" and said he thinks the existence of such a thing related to the video game that bears his name is silly.

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August 02, 2012  |  Discuss

President Obama weighs in on Jets QB situation

While campaigning in Ohio today, President Obama called into a local sports show to share his thoughts on the New York Jets quarterback controversy (Credit: AP Photo/Bill Kostroun) If you have not had enough of the Jets quarterback controversy, now there is more fuel for the fire. It looks like today someone asked the President of the United States what he thought about the team’s...
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August 02, 2012  |  Discuss
DEADBEAT DAD

Lewis arrested over child support

The problems for former NFL running back Jamal Lewis continue. He was arrested on charges of failing to pay child support recently.

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August 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Ryan Mathews “day to day” following car accident

Chargers running back Ryan Mathews is listed as day to day after being banged up in a minor car accident on Monday. Mathews sat out Tuesdays practice as a result of the crash, but he suffered no serious injuries. Mathews said he banged up his elbow and was a little bit sore when asked by reporters on Tuesday. “I felt like I played about four games (Monday) when I woke up this...
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August 01, 2012  |  Discuss
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