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Los Angeles KISS will play games on black turf

The AFL’s Los Angeles KISS  shocked the football world, when they unveiled some “unique” helmets, at their media day press Conference in Anaheim yesterday. However, owner Gene Simmons wasn’t satisfied with merely showing off a chrome football helmet covered with flame decals, no he decided to take it one step further. In their inaugural season, The LA KISS have been approved...
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March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Atlanta Falcons Extend Jonathan Babineaux

  (AP Photo) Per ESPN’s NFL Insider Adam Schefter, the Atlanta Falcons have extended defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux three years: Falcons DT Jonathan Babineaux agreed to terms on a 3-year contract extension, per source. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 11, 2014 Originally drafted by the Falcons in the second round (59th overall) of the 2005 NFL Draft out of the University...
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Report: Detroit Lions Re-Sign Joique Bell

(AP Photo) Per EPSN’s NFL Insider Adam Caplan, the Detroit Lions have extended running back Joique Bell for two years: The #Lions and RFA RB Joique Bell have agreed to a 2-year, $7 M extension with $4.3 M guaranteed, per source. — Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) March 11, 2014 After going undrafted in the 2010 NFL draft out of Wayne State University, Bell bounced around from a number...
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Houston Texans Release Tight End Owen Daniels

    (AP Photo) Per John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, the Houston Texans have parted ways with tight end Owen Daniels: Texans released TE Owen Daniels. — John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) March 11, 2014 Daniels was due a base salary of $4.5 million and the Texans, in dire need of cap space, made the tight end a cap casualty on the first day of free agency. Originally drafted...
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Report: Tampa Buccaneers to Sign Michael Johnson

(AP Photo) Per ESPN’s Josina Anderson, the Tampa Buccaneers are posed to sign one of the top prizes in this year’s free agency class, former Cincinnati Bengal defensive end Michael Johnson: More specifics: Sources: DE Michael Johnson has agreed to a 5-year, $43.75M deal with 24M guaranteed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. — Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) March 11, 2014  Michael...
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Report: Washington Redskins to Sign Andre Roberts

(AP Photo) Per CBS NFL Insider Jason LaCanfora, the Washington Redskins will sign wide receiver Andre Roberts to a four-year contract worth $16 million when free agency opens today at 4PM: Andre Roberts’s deal with Skins will end up 4yrs around $16M, with half of that guaranteed. Very nice haul for him — Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) March 11, 2014 Originally drafted by...
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Report: Indianapolis Colts Re-sign Kicker Adam Vinatieri

(AP Photo) Per ESPN’s NFL Insider Adam Schefter, the Indianapolis Colts have re-signed their kicker Adam Vinatieri to a two-year contract: Colts re-signed veteran K Adam Vinatieri to a two-year deal, per source. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 11, 2014 After going undrafted in the 1996 NFL Draft, Vinatieri signed as a free agent with the New England Patriots. A crucial...
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Report: New England Patriots Aaron Dobson to Undergoes Foot Surgery

(AP Photo) Per a report from the Boston Herald’s Jeff Howe, New England Patriots wide receiver Aaron Dobson underwent surgery to repair a stress fracture in his left foot today. According to Howe’s report, the estimated recovery time is up to three months, meaning he will miss the start of the Patriots’ off-season workout program, which begins on April 21st. At the earliest...
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Carolina Panthers reportedly shopping Steve Smith

(AP Photo) The Carolina Panthers have been calling teams to gauge the interest in wide receiver Steve Smith according to sources that told Adam Schefter. This is one of the many events that has led to speculation that Smith will be released at the beginning of the NFL new year that begins at 4 P.M. The team has said that Smith’s status with the Panthers has not changed although...
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Bears release RB Michael Bush

(AP Photo) With free agency on the horizon, many teams are chopping money off their books to get under the cap and create more space for free agents, even if it means parting ways with a good player. The Bears have been very active so far,releaseing Devin Hester, rumored to be interested in Michael Bennett who re-signed with the Seahawks, followed by a report that they’ll be shopping...
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The Vikings asked their fans about a Linebacker that already signed with the Colts

(USA Today Sports) Social Media can sometimes get you. Today, the Minnesota Vikings tweeted out a photo of former Browns linebacker D’Qwell Jackson and asked their fans what they thought about signing him.   Your thoughts on the idea of signing ILB D’Qwell Jackson? @wobby weighs in: http://t.co/VUDynFv3JO pic.twitter.com/M6xqZpDatZ — Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) March 11,...
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Photo: QB Josh McCown has a celebrity doppelganger

Although Chicago Bears quarterback Josh McCown isn’t a heavy weight Russian wrecking ball, he most certainly looks like it. RT if you agree with @wingoz that Bears QB @JoshMcCown12 and Ivan Drago from Rocky IV are twins? pic.twitter.com/GE2yoaebe0 — NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) March 10, 2014   With all the interest that McCown is getting concerning a potential landing spot for him...
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Report: Branden Albert to Sign with the Miami Dolphins

(AP Photo) Per CBS’ NFL Insider Jason LaCanfora, highly coveted offensive tackle Branden Albert will average $10 million per year when the Miami Dolphins announce his signing tomorrow: When the Dolphins announce their deal with T Branden Albert tomorrow, he will end up getting $10M/season. Quite a haul — Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) March 10, 2014 The 6’6″ 310 pound...
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Report: San Francisco 49ers Releasing Carlos Rogers

(AP Photo) Per Josina Anderson of ESPN, the San Francisco 49ers will release cornerback Carlos Rogers: Source: The San Francisco 49ers will indeed cut CB Carlos Rogers allowing him to test the market. — Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) March 10, 2014 The 49ers are not releasing Rogers to test the market; they are releasing a defensive player who underperformed as it relates to...
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Rolando McClain wants to return to the NFL in 2014

(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) Rolando McClain was once a hugely talented linebacker out of Alabama.  He was originally drafted by the Oakland Raiders in 2008.  After a series of altercations with the law, McClain was cut by the Raiders in 2013.. He was given a second chance with the Baltimore Ravens  that turned out to be short-lived. After another arrest while with the Ravens, McClain...
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Report: Defensive end Michael Bennett Signs with Seattle Seahawks

  (AP Photo) Per Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, the Seattle Seahawks have signed a four-year. $28.5 million contract with defensive end Michael Bennett: DE Michael Bennett strikes deal with Seahawks. Four years. Terms coming. — ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) March 10, 2014 Bennett was considered a key part of the Seahawks defensive plans going forward, and their cuts that...
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Report: New York Jets Release Santonio Holmes

(AP Photo) Per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the New York Jets have released wide receiver Santonio Holmes: The #Jets have released WR Santonio Holmes, the team announced. He had a $10.75M salary cap hit. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 10, 2014 The move has been widely anticipated as Holmes’ tenure with the team has been underwhelming and the move gives the Jets another $8...
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Report: Pittsburgh Steelers Releasing LaMarr Woodley

(AP Photo) Per a report from NFL.com’s Chris Wesseling, the Pittsburgh Steelers will release linebacker LaMarr Woodley three years into his six-year, $61.5 million contract that has been one of the worst contract in recent team history. The move will most certainly be designated a post-June 1st cut as the cap hit for cutting Woodley is $14.2 million, greater than the $13.6 million...
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PHOTO: Arena League team unveils crazy helmets

The Los Angeles KISS of the Arena Football League hosted an event today unveiling their home and away uniforms, and they are definitely as unique as the band they got their name from. The helmets are wicked, though. Chrome plated with flames coming from the facemask, and up the helmet. Check them out!   @LAKISS_AFL fans! The 2014 #LAKISS Team Helmet designed by @PaulStanleyLive...
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Report: Cleveland Browns Serious About Signing Donte Whitner

(AP Photo) Per Mary Kay Cabot of cleveland.com and the Plain Dealer, the Browns are very serious about pursuing Cleveland native, safety Donte Whitner, once free agency opens: Source told http://t.co/AxL2Mqzjbd #Browns “are very serious” about signing Cleveland native Donte Whitner, 49ers safety. He’d replace Ward — Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) March 10, 2014 The Browns...
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Mike Glennon is not yet the future for the Buccaneers

AP Image Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano drafted Mike Glennon in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft to push and eventually replace current starter, Josh Freeman.  Within the space of nine months, Freeman had been released and Schiano had been fired. Schiano’s replacement was former Chicago Bears head coach Lovie SMith. Glennon had a solid if unspectacular...
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Dolphins Frontrunners To Sign Brandon Albert

(Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports) Former Chiefs Tackle, Brandon Albert is one of the hotter names floating around, as the start of free agency is only hours away. The Arizona Cardinals and Miami Dolphins are two teams that  have been linked to the franchise left tackle. However, it has been rumored that Miami is already crossing the Ts and dotting the Is with Ailbert’s agent. The...
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Patriots Lock Up Hoomanawanui For Two Years

Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports Rand Getlin of Yahoo Sports @Rand_Getlin reports that the Patriots have re-signed tight end Michael Hommanawanui to a two-year deal. TE Michael Hoomanawanui will re-sign with the #Patriots, per a league source. — Rand Getlin (@Rand_Getlin) March 10, 2014 This move makes sense for the Patriots as Rob Gronkowski is the only other tight end on the roster...
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Mark Ingram Calls Saints’ Moves “Shocking”

It’s clear that Jimmy Graham isn’t the only Saint who’s shocked by moves his team has made so far this offseason. New Orleans running back Mark Ingram told Larry Holder of the Times-Pcayune that he was shocked when he learned that backfield partner Darren Sproles was cut, along with the possibility of Pierre Thomas ending up in the same boat. “Everything has been shocking...
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March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch the Bennett brothers on NFL AM starting March 10th

AP Image Martellus and Michael Bennett will be presenting a new segment on NFL AM starting on the 10th March according to Ian Rapoport and NFL Media Oh RT @InsideNFLMedia: Tomorrow on @NFL_AM catch the debut of a new weekly segment with Martellus & Michael Bennett. Airs around 8:35 AM ET — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 9, 2014 Martellus plays tight end for the Chicago Bears...
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