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Sources: Mike Wallace not reporting to Steelers camp

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Mike Wallace has not reported to the Steelers mini-camp (Credit: REUTERS/Jason Cohn) Despite a premature congratulations by a teammate yesterday, it looks like Mike Wallace and the Pittsburgh Steelers did not actually come to an agreement on an extension. Today, ESPN’s John Clayton is reporting that not only have talks between the two sides broken...
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July 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Video: New Adidas Robert Griffin III commercial

It looks like Adidas is hitting the airwaves hard with their new potential superstar Robert Griffin III. Not sure what to make of this commercial as I think it is a little creepy but I understood the concept. With Cam Newton and now Robert Griffin III, it seems rookie and sophomore players are gaining more and more commercial attention in the NFL. I actually agree with New York Giants...
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July 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Jags owner Shad Khan says no new deal for Maurice Jones-Drew

Will Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew receive a new contract sometime this season? (Credit: AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack) Whether or not Maurice Jones-Drew will show up to the Jacksonville Jaguars camp is still unknown. Jones-Drew believes he deserves a new contract and may not show up or play until he gets one. Jaguars owner Shad Khan said that the veteran running...
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July 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Chip Kelly: I almost coached Bucs, can adapt my offense to the NFL

Oregon head coach Chip Kelly turned down the Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coaching position this off-season (Credit: AP Photo/Matt Sayles) When the Tampa Bay Buccaneers searched for a new head coach this off-season, they quickly turned to college ranks. Tampa Bay was rumored to be interested in Chip Kelly but when he turned them down they signed former Rutgers coach Greg Schiano instead...
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July 25, 2012  |  Discuss
HELP IS AVAILABLE

Garrett says Bryant needs counseling

In light of Dez Bryant's ongoing problems off the field, Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said should Bryant seek counseling, the team will "embrace the opportunity to help him."

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July 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Beanie Wells will start camp on PUP list, Ryan Williams won’t

Will Beanie Wells lose the Arizona Cardinals starting running back position to Ryan Williams? (Credit: AP Photo/Darron Cummings) As previously reported, John Skelton and Kevin Kolb are battling for the Arizona Cardinals starting quarterback position. This is not the only starting position battle that will occur during the Cardinals training camp. The starting running back position...
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July 25, 2012  |  Discuss
QB BATTLE

Cards players prefer Skelton over Kolb?

The Arizona Cardinals have a quarterback battle going between Kevin Kolb and John Skelton, and some players reportedly prefer one.

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July 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Ryan Kalil Guarantees a Panthers Super Bowl

Carolina Panthers Center Ryan Kalil is one of the more animated guys in the league. He’s also one of the best, if not the best, Centers in the league. We all know what Cam Newton did last year in his Rookie season was phenomenal, and he says he has room to improve, but does he see a Super Bowl Victory this season? It’s unsure what he sees, but the guy snapping him the ball week...
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July 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Steelers tight end Weslye Saunders says Mike Wallace has new deal

Did Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Mike Wallace receive a new contract today? Steelers tight end Weslye Saunders believes he did (Credit: AP Photo/Joe Mahoney) Mike Tomlin may not be the only Steeler to receiver a new contract on Monday. Tight end Weslye Saunders congratulated receiver Mike Wallace on a new contract via a Twitter message.  Saunders later tried to take back...
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July 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Lofa Tatupu out for Atlanta Falcons season with injury

Atlanta Falcons’ Lofa Tatupu is out for the 2012 NFL season after tearing his pectoral muscle last week (Credit: AP Photo/David Goldman) The worst case scenario for Atlanta Falcons linebacker Lofa Tatupu has come to fruition. Falcons coach Mike Smith announced Tuesday that the torn pectoral muscle Lofa Tatupu suffered last week will sideline him for the entirety of the 2012 season...
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July 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Stevie Johnson believed Buffalo Bills would let him go

Buffalo Bills’ Stevie Johnson believed his days on the team were numbered following the 2011 season finale (Credit: AP Photo/David Duprey) After Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey pulled wide receiver Stevie Johnson out of the team’s last game of the 2011 NFL season, the star wide receiver thought he had seen his last game as a part of the Bills organization. “At that point...
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July 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Steelers extend Mike Tomlin’s deal through 2016

Today the Pittsburgh Steelers extended Mike Tomlin through the 2016 season (Credit: AP Photo/Chris Schneider) According to the Pittsburgh Steelers website today, the team has extended current coach Mike Tomlin through the 2016 season. There were two years left on his previous year. “We are pleased to announce that Mike Tomlin will remain with the Steelers for at least five more...
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July 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Justin Blackmon avoids jail time with DUI guilty plea

Jaguars receiver Justin Blackmon avoided jail time by entering a guilty plea on his DUI charge (Credit: AP Photo/John Raoux) Jaguars first-round pick Justin Blackmon entered a guilty plea to drunken driving charges in Oklahoma, cutting a deal to avoid jail time. According to the Associated Press, Blackmon didn’t attend Tuesday’s hearing in Stillwater, Okla., but defense...
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July 24, 2012  |  Discuss
JETTING DOWNFIELD

Jets consider using Tebow on kickoffs

Jets assistant special teams coach Ben Kotwica said the team is thinking about using Tim Tebow on its kickoff coverage team.

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July 24, 2012  |  1 Comment

Michigan’s top RB, Fitz Toussaint, suspended indefinitely

In a statement released Monday afternoon, Michigan head coach Brady Hoke confirmed that running back Fitz Toussaint has been indefinitely suspended after making a “poor decision.”  That poor decision apparently stemmed from a drunk-driving charge over the weekend. “Fitz made a poor decision and has been suspended indefinitely because of that action,” Hoke said in a statement...
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July 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Curtis Martin played with head injuries, doesn’t blame the NFL

Stephen A. Perry, president of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, will induct former Jets and Patriots running back Curtis Martin on August 4 (Credit: AP Photo/Michael Conroy) Former Jets and Patriots running back Curtis Martin, who is about to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, says he suffered “a lot” of concussions during his career and became “an expert at covering...
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July 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Eli Manning tells Amani Toomer: Ike Hilliard was better than you

Today, New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning took a friendly shot at his former teammate Amani Toomer (Credit: REUTERS/Stuart Ramson) Earlier this month, former Giants receiver Amani Toomer said Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is a better player than Toomer’s old teammate Eli Manning. Manning, has since laughed the comment off and has now taken a friendly shot back at Toomer. Manning...
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July 23, 2012  |  Discuss

With PSU sanctions, Bobby Bowden is now the winningest FBS coach

Former Florida State head coach Bobby Bowden is now the all-time winningest coach in FBS football history with 377 wins (Credit: AP Photo/John Raoux) When Penn State fired long-time head coach Joe Paterno last year, he was the winningest head coach in division one football history. Eight months after his dismissal, and seven months after his death, Paterno’s not even the winningest...
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July 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Lions release Aaron Berry after second off-season arrest

The Detroit Lions released cornerback Aaron Berry today after he was arrested for the second time this off-season (Credit: AP Photo/Carlos Osorio) Yesterday, the Lions released a statement saying “We are extremely disappointed by the reports involving Aaron Berry“. Today, they took action. The Detroit Lions released cornerback Aaron Berry after his second off-season arrest. Dave...
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July 23, 2012  |  Discuss
SY SPERLING APPROVES

Welker undergoes hair transplant

Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker reportedly underwent a hair transplant procedure in early July.

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July 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Toby Gerhart: Adrian Peterson will be ready for Vikings

Vikings back up running back Toby Gerhart believes Adrian Peterson will be healthy by the start of the 2012 NFL Season Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson tore his ACL in week 16 of the 2011 season. Peterson has commented numerous times that he will be ready for week one of the 2012 NFL season. Now, his back up, Toby Gerhart is sharing a similar viewpoint to that of Peterson...
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July 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Peyton Manning calls Colorado shooting victims in hospital

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning has been calling those victims of the Aurora, Colorado theater shooting who are still in the hospital (Credit: AP Photo/Ed Andrieski) Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is calling those victims of the Aurora theater shooting who are in the hospital to lift their spirits. A spokeswoman for the Medical Center of Aurora says that Manning...
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July 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Penn State sanctions include ‘multi-year’ bowl ban, ‘crippling’ scholarship losses

How harsh will the penalties be for Penn State? (Credit: AP Photo/Scott A. Miller) With NCAA president Mark Emmert set to announce “corrective and punitive measures” for the Nittany Lions football program Monday morning, Yahoo!‘s Charles Robinson has added a little detail to the looming penalties. According to Robinson, the penalties will be staggering. A source told Robinson...
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July 22, 2012  |  Discuss

FIU makes Mario Cristobal extension official

Today, FIU and Mario Cristobal agreed to an extension that will keep him with the team until 2017 (Credit: AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) In June, it was reported that Florida International University was closing in on an extension with head football coach Mario Cristobal. Today, that new deal has finally been completed. In a press release, athletic director Pete Garcia announced that...
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July 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Suh says Lions “need to hold each other to a higher standard”

Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh says the team needs to be held to a higher standard in order to deter arrests (Credit: AP Photo/Paul Sancya) With the Detroit Lions now leading the league in arrests this off-season, one player who is well known for his on the field troubles, is speaking out about the team. Detroit defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh told Michael Silver of...
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July 21, 2012  |  Discuss
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