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Torrey Smith spends off-season as a Congressional intern

Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith spent his off-season interning with a Congressman in Baltimore (Credit: AP Photo) Some NFL players spend their off-season working out. Others spend the time relaxing or with their friends and family. Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith decided to spend his off-season by taking a peculiar job as a Congressional intern. Smith has...
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March 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Darrius Heyward-Bey to visit Detroit Lions

(Credit: sfexaminer.com) The search in Detroit for a compliment to Calvin Johnson at wide receiver is in full swing, at the same time interest in former Raiders receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey is also heating up. DHB met with the Colts earlier this week, and is now scheduled to visit the Lions.   The Lions have Nate Burleson returning, but he’s 32. They still have the promising but...
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March 26, 2013  |  Discuss

James Harrison could return to the Steelers

Thus far in the frenzy that is NFL Free Agency, former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison has had a rough go of things. He hadn’t visited with any teams before the Baltimore Ravens, and the Ravens signed Elvis Dumervil while he was visiting. Dumervil is an equally effective and younger pass rushing specialist. Harrison is running out of options, and his agent said the...
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March 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Arthur Jones: Ravens a “Dream Team in the Making”

Since winning the Super Bowl in February, the Baltimore Ravens have taken a step back for the most part. The defense is unrecognizable and they’ve parted ways with a few offensive weapons as well. They have picked up Elvis Dumervil and Chris Canty – but let’s be honest, those aren’t guys that will hold the fort like an Ed Reed or Ray Lewis. Arthur Jones dubbed the Ravens...
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March 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Elvis Dumervil signs with the Baltimore Ravens

After a fax machine mistake, Elvis Dumervil was released from the Denver Broncos. Today, he is signing with the Baltimore Ravens (Credit: AP Photo) After an error with a fax machine cost the Denver Broncos a shot at re-signing Elvis Dumervil, the defense end became a free agent. After firing his agent, Dumervil looked to move on from Denver. Furthermore, according to Dumervil, he...
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March 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Utah Blaze defeat Pittsburgh Power in AFL Opener

The Utah Blaze kicked off their 2013 season tonight on the road against the Pittsburgh Power, causing an outage on the way to the 64-33 rout. Reigning AFL MVP Tommy Grady led the way going 17-of-33 for 190 yards, five touchdowns and throwing one interception. The Blaze dominated the game for the majority, but Pittsburgh created a slight 20-point surge before the half. They didn...
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March 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Browns RB Trent Richardson named in Assault Lawsuit

(Credit: AP Photo/Mark Duncan) Cleveland Browns second-year running back Trent Richardson may be in a bit of hot water early in his career as he was named a suspect in a civil lawsuit claiming physical and verbal assault. Although the 21-year-old back has not been arrested for the alleged incident, the claim moves forward while naming four others. Richardson’s brother, his girlfriend...
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March 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Ted Johnson calls Vince Wilfork’s wife ugly; Wilfork responds

While on a Houston radio show, former New England Patriots linebacker Ted Johnson said that Vincent Wilfork’s wife is the ugliest in the NFL. Johnson and Wilfork played together on the 2004 New England Patriots team. “You know what, I’ve got it,” Johnson said on CBS Houston when a caller asked him to identify the player with the least attractive wife. “And this is a big...
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March 22, 2013  |  Discuss

David Wilson aiming for New York Giants starting job

David Wilson told ESPNNewYork that he is working hard to secure the Giants starting job for the 2013 season (Credit: AP Photo) After releasing running back Ahmad Bradshaw, there does not seem to be any competition for David Wilson taking the starting running back job in New York next season. Just don’t tell that to Wilson. “I’m just working hard and preparing,” Wilson told...
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March 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Chip Kelly wants the Eagles bigger on defense

Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly believes the team’s defense needs to get bigger and stronger (Credit: AP Photo) If you were wondering who the Philadelphia Eagles were going to draft this coming April, head coach Chip Kelly may have given you a clue today. Kelly says when he thinks about the team’s defense, he wants them to be bigger and stronger. “You have to adjust...
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March 21, 2013  |  Discuss
ANOTHER UGLY STORY

Ex-NFLer busted for alleged child abuse

Former NFL receiver Mark Duper has been arrested and is accused of punching, body slamming, choking and then knocking a teenage boy unconscious.

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March 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Watch: Tom Brady Kills the Easter Bunny

Oh No! Easter has been cancelled due to Tom Brady attacking the Easter Bunny! Check out this short promo video of Tom Brady killing the Easter Bunny in an ad for UNREAL, a candy company that is promoting a healthy candy made without a bunch of junk in it. The apology tour mentioned in the video is the Easter Bunny apologizing to children everywhere for filling their baskets with...
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March 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Coughlin: Victor Cruz isn’t leaving Giants

Head coach Tom Coughlin doesn’t think his top receiver will leave the Giants. (Credit: Julio Cortez/AP) This offseason has seen many high profile receivers change teams. Miami’s Mike Wallace, Minnesota’s Greg Jennings, Seattle’s Percy Harvin and San Francisco’s Anquan Boldin will all be wearing different uniforms than the ones they wore in 2012. One of the remaining big...
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March 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Controversial helmet contact rule passes at NFL meetings

The NFL has been under immense pressure recently to make the game safer for its players. With a new rule passed today, the league took another step towards realizing that goal. Unfortunately, the decision has been met with a great deal of public dissent. The rule passed today makes contact from any player, offensive or defensive, using the crown of the helmet a penalty in games....
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March 20, 2013  |  Discuss
GET THAT MONEY

Romo, Cowboys close on extension

The Dallas Cowboys and Tony Romo are close on a contract extension that will keep the quarterback with the team.

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March 20, 2013  |  1 Comment

Anquan Boldin trade resulted from Harbaugh-to-Harbaugh call

Anquan Boldin played for John Harbaugh in 2012, and will play for Jim Harbaugh in 2013. (Credit: AP Photo/ Charlie Riedel) Sometimes when two brothers are NFL coaches it can result in some painful moments, such as having to play each other in the Super Bowl. But the level of rapport between the two Harbaugh brothers, John and Jim, has also paid some good dividends this offseason...
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March 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Andy Reid: Geno Smith in play for K.C. Chiefs’ No. 1 pick

Will a team trade with Kansas City to draft Geno Smith at the number one overall position in April? (AP Photo) When the Kansas City Chiefs traded their second round pick to San Francisco for quarterback Alex Smith, most believed the team would not be drafting a quarterback with their number one overall pick. Today, it looks like that might still be a possibility. Today, Kansas City’s...
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March 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Top Seven Quarterbacks: AFC

Heading into the 2013 NFL campaign, there are several quarterbacks in the AFC entering the twilight of their careers, as well as several expected to take the next step and become premiere passers in the AFC. Below, I rank the seven best quarterbacks in the AFC, and it’s safe to assume six of these guys will be quarterbacking playoff teams in 2013. 7. Andy Dalton, Cincinnati Bengals...
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March 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Dolphins, Cowboys to play in Hall of Fame Game

(AP Photo) Each year there are two teams that get the advantage of having an extra preseason game to prepare for the season. This coming year those teams will be the Miami Dolphins and the Dallas Cowboys. The Dolphins announced they were awarded the August 4th game early Tuesday Morning. Coach Bill Parcells will be inducted into the Hall of Fame that weekend, and he has ties to both...
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March 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Sports-Kings.com to cover the Arena Football League

Sports-Kings.com is proud to announce that we will be bringing you news and stories from the Arena Football League this season. There has been a few requests for more coverage on the sport and we hope that we’ll bring the point of view that you the readers are looking for. The Arena Football League has been around since 1987 and they look to broaden fans interest in the game this...
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March 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Donte Stallworth Injured In Hot-Air Balloon Accident

GETTY IMAGES Some frightening news comes to light in South Miami-Dade as free agent wide receiver Donte Stallworth suffers severe burns in a hot-air balloon crash today. Stallworth, his girlfriend, and a third passenger were in a hot-air balloon when it struck some power lines, resulting in a crash.  Stallworth was transported to the Trauma Center at Kendall Regional Hospital where...
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March 16, 2013  |  Discuss

New England Sends Brandon Lloyd Packing

New England continues to stay busy and releases another receiver in Brandon Lloyd. Lloyd was second in receptions with the Patriots last year behind Wes Welker with 74 for 911 yards and four touchdowns.  He was due to make $1.9 million in 2013 that would have come with a $4.9 million cap hit. The Patriots look to new hires Danny Amendola and Donald Jones to take the place of their...
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March 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Patriots Lock Down Aqib Talib For a Year

After playing 6 games with New England in 2012, the Patriots saw enough in Talib to sign him to a one-year $5 million contract. Talib, 27, was drafted in 2008 by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and played four seasons with them before being traded to New England late in the 2012 season.  The first time an opposing quarterback threw in his direction, it was a pick six for the Kansas product...
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March 16, 2013  |  Discuss

NFL Draft Journey Part III: Lloyd Morrison

Each week we’ve been bringing you a first hand look at what it takes to prepare for the NFL Draft as we’ve followed Fordam OL Lloyd Morrison. Last week Lloyd held his Pro Day so we didn’t want to interrupt him as he trained and put on a show, but we had the chance of catching up with him afterwards. Here is this week’s check-in with Lloyd! You can follow the first and second...
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March 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Mike Goodson is headed to New York

Former Panthers and Raiders running back Mike Goodson is headed to back home to be a Jet. (Photo: Wikipedia) The Jets lost RB Shonn Greene to Tennessee this week and needed a solid back to pick up Greene’s work. Although Goodson is a reputable back I would imagine the Jets are still looking for help at the position. The Jersey native started his career in Carolina where he was...
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March 15, 2013  |  Discuss
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