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Photo: Vince Young Eats Turkey Leg On Sideline

Vince Young’s days in the NFL came to an end earlier this summer, but he quickly landed a nice gig with the University of Texas, where he was a runner-up for the Heisman Trophy (2005) and led the Longhorns to their first national championship since 1970. Apparently, Young has plenty of perks at his new job, one of which is the ability to eat turkey legs on the sideline during one...
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Report: Jameis Winston Facing Disciplinary Hearing For Sexual Assault

Florida State star quarterback Jameis Winston was reportedly notified by school officials on Friday that he’ll face a disciplinary hearing “into charges about whether he sexually assaulted an FSU student in December 2012.” The reigning Heisman Trophy winner “might be charged with as many as four violations of FSU’s student conduct code, two of which involve sexual conduct...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Lions Expected To Miss Calvin Johnson, Reggie Bush

The Detroit Lions are expected to be without their two most prolific offensive weapons in their upcoming Week 6 test against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. Calvin Johnson, Reggie Bush miss Lions practice again, doesn’t look like either will play Sunday — Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) October 10, 2014 Photo Credit: DetroitLions.com Calvin Johnson, widely regarded as the best...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Katy Perry To Perform At Super Bowl XLIX

We won’t know which two teams will battle in Super Bowl XLIX for about three and a half months, but we now know who will perform during the halftime show. The New York Post’s PageSix.com blog reports that pop star Katy Perry will take the stage on February 1 at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, AZ—home of the Arizona Cardinals. “A deal is being hammered out...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Georgia Suspends Todd Gurley Indefinitely For Violating NCAA Rules

In a move that could further shake up the college football landscape and Heisman race, the Georgia Bulldogs indefinitely suspended their star running back Todd Gurley on Thursday. Photo Via georgia.247sports.com The school didin’t provide specifics on Gurley’s suspension, but said in a press release that an “ongoing investigation into an alleged violation of NCAA rules” is...
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Report: Adrian Peterson Facing Arrest For ‘Smoking A Little Weed’

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Montgomery County prosecutors have filed documents to have Minnesota Vikings star running back arrested after he admitted to using drugs. Montgomery County prosecutors have filed documents to have Adrian Peterson arrested after he admitted to using drugs, FOX 26 News learned. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 9, 2014 Photo Via TMZ.com...
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Where Does Notre Dame QB Everett Golson Rank in the Heisman Race?

The college football landscape was hit with a major earthquake last week with five of the top eight teams suffering their first loss of the season—each in upset fashion. The Heisman race also saw a major shakeup in the process. Heisman Trophy campaigns are fed in September when star players feast on less-than-impressive non-conference competition, but true contenders often start...
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Heisman Watch: Ranking Top 10 contenders entering Week 7

The college football landscape was hit with a major earthquake last week with five of the top eight teams suffering their first loss of the season—each in upset fashion. The Heisman race also saw a major shakeup in the process. Heisman Trophy campaigns are fed in September when star players feast on less-than-impressive non-conference competition, but true contenders often start...
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Report: NFL Fines Julius Thomas $8,268 For Chop Block

Denver Broncos tight end Julius Thomas has reportedly been fined $8,268 by the NFL for his chop block on Calais Campbell in Sunday’s 41-20 victory over the Arizona Cardinals. NFL fined Broncos TE Julius Thomas $8268 for his chop block on Cardinals DE Calais Campbell, per source. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 8, 2014 Photo Credit: Gabriel Cristus/DenverBroncos.com Cardinals...
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Report: Lions Sign Kicker Matt Prater To One-Year Deal

The Detroit Lions have reportedly signed kicker Matt Prater to a one-year contract. Former Broncos K Matt Prater is signing a one-year deal with the Detroit Lions, per source. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 8, 2014 Photo Credit: DetroitLions.com This is obviously great news for Lions fans. The main reason Detroit fell short on Sunday against Buffalo—aside from the array...
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Trestman tells Bears to ignore Twitter trolls

Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman has some advice for his players after Sunday’s disappointing 31-24 loss to the Carolina Panthers. “We talk about it all the time, making sure they take a deep breath, making sure they understand that they’re respecting the team,” Trestman said, via the Chicago Tribune. “We talk about it in terms of not being responsive to the Twitter...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Titans Turning To Zach Mettenberger Soon

Zach Mettenberger was widely expected to be limited to a backup role during his rookie campaign after falling to the sixth round (No. 178 overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft, but that could change “pretty soon,” per ESPN’s Adam Schefter. ESPN’s Chris Mortensen said something similar on NFL Insiders (per Rotoworld). Schefter’s report on NFL Live also comes on the heels of a...
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Oakland Raiders Add Another Weapon For Derek Carr

Two days ago the New England Patriots made a puzzling decision to release Kenbrell Thompkins. But the second-year UDFA has already reportedly found a new home with the Oakland Raiders. Smart pickup RT @AlbertBreer: Kenbrell Thompkins claimed off waivers by the Raiders, per source. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 6, 2014 Photo Credit: Patriots.com This is a savvy move by GM...
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Report: Broncos Bracing For Major Groin Injury To Montee Ball

The Arizona Cardinals came into Sunday’s big showdown against the Denver Broncos as one of only two remaining unbeaten teams on the 2014 season with an elite defense that ranked fourth against the pass, second in scoring and led the league in total yards allowed (fifth in YPG), but you’d think the team used its third-string defenders against Denver. On the same day that Peyton...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Geno Smith Will Start Over Michael Vick Despite Benching

The New York Jets benched Geno Smith on Sunday after the inconsistent second-year quarterback completed just 4-of-12 passes for 27 yards with an interception in the first half against the San Diego Chargers. Photo Credit: NewYorkJets.com The move seemed to suggest that Smith’s days under center could be done in New York, but veteran Michael Vick didn’t fare much better when he...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: J.J. Watt Fined $16,537 For Roughing the Passer

Houston Texans star defensive end J.J. Watt has reportedly been fined $16,537 for his roughing the passer penalties against E.J. Manuel in last week’s hard-fought win over the Buffalo Bills. #Texans DL JJ Watt was fined precisely $16,537 for roughing the passer — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 3, 2014 Photo Credit: HoustonTexans.com One has to wonder how the NFL came to that...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Eric Ebron says he's 'zombified' by mental side of game

Detroit Lions first round tight end Eric Ebron had his sights set on providing a big impact right out of the gate after claiming to have broken through the rookie wall back in August. But after another month of preparing and learning various roles in Joe Lombardi’s offense, Ebron now says he feels “zombified” by the mental aspect of the game. “You start to get zombified...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Houston Fumbles Win Away vs. UCF

Thursday night’s conference battle between the Houston Cougars and UCF Knights may not have featured as many fireworks as the game that followed between Pac-12 rivals Arizona and Oregon, but there were still some memorable moments on display in the fourth AAC conference matchup of the season. Despite the fact that the two teams combined for a modest 560 yards of total offense and...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: 2015 NFL Draft To Be Held in Chicago

The wait is finally over: the 2015 NFL Draft will reportedly be held April 30 to May 2 in Chicago. The 2015 NFL Draft will be held in Chicago, per a league source. — Rand Getlin (@Rand_Getlin) October 2, 2014 Photo Credit: Vikings.com The NFL draft has been held in New York City since 1965, but Radio City Music Hall was unavailable for next April-May and the league has been very...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Vikings trick Packers, sit Bridgewater, starting Ponder

The Minnesota Vikings will reportedly start quarterback Christian Ponder in tonight’s upcoming division battle against the Green Bay Packers with rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater sidelined with an ankle injury. Photo Credit: Vikings.com The #Vikings will start QB Christian Ponder tonight vs #Packers, source says. Teddy Bridgewater will be inactive — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Heisman Watch: Ranking Top 10 contenders entering Week 6

The first five weeks of the 2014 college football season are in the books and the Heisman Trophy race is already starting to take shape. It’s obviously still early and several of the Top 25 teams have yet to face serious tests, but Heisman campaigns are fed in the first half of the season when star players at skill positions often feast on less-than-impressive non-conference...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Colts Sign Robert Mathis To One-Year Extension

The Indianapolis Colts have just given their star edge rusher Robert Mathis a one-year contract extension through 2016. Per source, Robert Mathis gets his full $6 million for this year while on NFI. So they agreed to add a year to the deal (’16) at $6 million. — Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) September 30, 2014 Photo Credit: Colts.com Why did #Colts & Robert Mathis do an extension...
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Report: Raiders Fire Coach Dennis Allen Over the Phone

The Oakland Raiders have reportedly fired head coach Dennis Allen following Sunday’s embarrassing 38-14 loss to the Miami Dolphins in London. The #Raiders have fired coach Dennis Allen, source confirms (as @JayGlazer reported.) — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 30, 2014 According to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport, the Raiders actually fired him over the phone. The #Raiders fired...
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Joseph Fauria Blames His Ankle Injury On His Dog

Detroit Lions tight end Joseph Fauria — most-known for his elaborate touchdown dances — was sidelined with an ankle injury during yesterday’s hard-fought victory over the New York Jets. Coming into the game, we knew that Fauria’s injury happened at his home, which was pretty bizarre since nearly all injuries to NFL players occur on the field during game action or at practice...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Bills Name Kyle Orton Starting Quarterback, Bench E.J. Manuel

The Buffalo Bills have reportedly named Kyle Orton their starting quarterback and benched 2013 first round pick E.J. Manuel following Sunday’s hard-fought loss to the Houston Texans. Kyle Orton has been named the Bills’ new starting QB. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 29, 2014 Clear answer comes today. RT @buffalobills: Marrone: “The judgement (on EJ) is … Is...
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