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Watch: Vince Wilfork’s Hilarious Ocean Wipeout

New England Patriots All-Pro defensive tackle Vince Wilfork and his wife Bianca look like they’re enjoying their time on vacation away from the miserable weather in Foxborough, MA. Bianca shared a video of them together at the beach with her 30,000+ Instagram followers. At the start of the 15-second clip, Vince carelessly laughs at his wife after she nearly got knocked down by...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders Expected To Pursue One of Top Free Agents

The Oakland Raiders “are expected to pursue” Denver Broncos defensive tackle Terrance Knighton in free agency, according to the Denver Post. Knighton ranks 15th on NFL.com’s list of the best impending free agents, which includes several players who are destined for the franchise tag. Oakland is loaded with cap space and is looking to continue to revamp its defense this offseason...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Baltimore Ravens Interested in Josh McCown?

The Baltimore Ravens could be interested in Josh McCown, per ESPN Ravens reporter Jamison Hensley. The 35-year-old quarterback was released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last Wednesday, saving the team $4 million in salary cap space for the upcoming 2015 season. The inevitable move also benefited McCown, as he gets the first crack at the free agency quarterback market and is now...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Russell Wilson Gives Surprising Review of Fifty Shades of Grey

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is probably a certifiable workaholic. But like everyone else in the NFL, the Super Bowl XLIII champion has more time on his hands during this six-week period between the Super Bowl and the start of free agency. Wilson went to see an early showing of the upcoming film Fifty Shades of Grey, which hits theaters this Valentine’s Day....
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Ahmad Bradshaw Charged With Marijuana Possession

Indianapolis Colts running back Ahmad Bradshaw has reportedly been charged with marijuana possession, according to WDTN, a Dayton television station. Bradshaw, 28, was pulled over during a traffic stop last Thursday outside of Dayton, Ohio and the passenger in Bradshaw’s car was arrested and charged with two counts of drug possession. This isn’t the first time that Bradshaw...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Kanye West Compares Marshawn Lynch To Beyonce

Seattle Seahawks star running back Marshawn Lynch may not have much in common with Beyoncé, but don’t tell that to rapper and self-declared creative genius Kanye West. West of course went up on and stage and almost relived his infamous “Imma let you finish” moment last Sunday night at the Grammys when Beck Hansen won the Album of the Year. “If they want real artists to...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Cardinals Looking To Sign Michael Sam?

Michael Sam has been out of the NFL for nearly fourth months, but the league’s first openly gay player could soon find a home with the Arizona Cardinals. Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians told Cyd Zeigler of OutSports.com that the team will be examining the possibility of signing Sam “in the next few weeks,” despite a seemingly less-than-ideal fit between his skill set and...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers Turn Chapter, Look To Right the Ship

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have parted ways with veteran quarterback Josh McCown. Buccaneers announced they released QB Josh McCown, the top free-agent QB from last off-season. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 11, 2015 As NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport notes, the move saves the team $4 million in salary cap space. It also eliminates any doubts that the Bucs will be taking...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Cowboys Player Now Working As An Astronaut

Some kids grow up with dreams of playing in the NFL. Others aspire to become astronauts. Leland Melvin somehow managed to do both as the first and only person ever to get drafted by an NFL team and fly in outer space. Melvin entered the NFL as an 11th round draft pick of the Detroit Lions in 1986. The former wide receiver out of Richmond attended the Lions’ training camp as a...
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Super Bowl Hero Malcolm Butler Gets MVP Truck

New England Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler has finally received his “MVP truck” from Chevy. Tom Brady of course took home MVP honors, as well as his fourth championship ring on Feb. 1 when the Patriots pulled off a thrilling 28-24 victory over the Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX. But Bradly wisely and graciously wanted to give the truck that’s presented to the game’s MVP...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Cowboys Fan Gets Regrettable Tony Romo Tattoo

Like most NFL fans, Will Smithson was feeling good about his favorite team’s chances of taking the next step before the start of the 2014 NFL season. However, Smithson let his emotions cloud his judgement and made a bet with his wife that if the Dallas Cowboys failed to reach the Super Bowl, he would get a Tony Romo-themed tattoo. Dallas did have an impressive 2014 season, posting...
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Ex-Eagles Coach: Marcus Smith Has Body of ‘High School Athlete’

Marcus Smith was viewed as a very versatile, high-upside project and the heir apparent to Trent Cole when the Philadelphia Eagles selected him with the No. 26 overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. But the team may have a different perspective following a very disappointing rookie campaign. “He’s definitely going to have to get a little stronger out there because when you look at...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Dolphins Discussing Monster Contract With Ryan Tannehill

The Miami Dolphins are reportedly discussing a contract extension with quarterback Ryan Tannehill. “The numbers and details remain in flux,” according to Dave Hyde of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, but the expected framework is a seven-year deal worth about $105 million, depending on incentives. That sounds like a massive investment for a 26-year-old quarterback who has a...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Greg Hardy ‘Extremely Unlikely’ To Face NFL Punishment

Carolina Panthers star defensive end Greg Hardy is reportedly “extremely unlikely” to face “any kind of further punishment” from the NFL, according to Bleacher Report’s Jason Cole. Hardy was scheduled to go on trial on Monday for assaulting and threatening to kill his ex-girlfriend last summer, but the state dropped both misdemeanor domestic violence charges this morning...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Rumors: Eagles Interested in Jake Locker

The Philadelphia Eagles are rumored to have interest in Tennessee Titans injury-prone quarterback and impending free agent Jake Locker, per NJ.com’s Mark Eckel. Locker, 26, failed to live up to expectations with the Titans, but injuries were the biggest culprit. After spending most of his rookie campaign on the bench behind Matt Hasselbeck, Locker took over as the starting signal...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Jets Looking To Transform Secondary, Sign 'Top-Shelf Cornerback'

The New York Jets are planning to be very active in free agency this offseason. Their top positional priority will clearly be cornerback after finishing dead last in the league against the pass in 2014. Per ESPN New York’s Rich Cimini, the team “must sign a top-shelf cornerback” before the draft. Photo Credit: NewYorkJets.com It’s worth noting that this wasn’t...
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Watch: Richard Sherman, Pete Carroll Help Bullying Victim

Richard Sherman may be viewed by some as an overrated trash-talking thug, but the Seattle Seahawks star cornerback is actually one of the best role models in the NFL. Sherman was joined by his head coach Pete Carroll, as well as Chiefs star running back Jamaal Charles, Eagles running back Darren Sproles and Bills defensive end Mario Williams in an annual documentary called NFL...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders: Top Contender For Ndamukong Suh?

Will Ndamukong Suh sign with the Oakland Raiders in 2015 NFL Free Agency? Bleacher Report NFL Insider Jason Cole reported on Friday that the Seattle Seahawks are the top choice of the Detroit Lions star defensive tackle heading into free agency. However, Cole also labeled the Raiders “the No. 1 contender” to sign the four-time All-Pro “if Detroit lets him go and doesn...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Ndamukong Suh Wants To Sign With Seahawks

Where will Detroit Lions star defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh sign this offseason? Bleacher Report NFL Insider Jason Cole reports that Suh wants to sign with the Seattle Seahawks. “In talking to sources close to Ndamukong Suh, where he wants to play is he would love to be with the Seattle Seahawks,” Cole said. “This is his number one choice – because Suh is from the northwest...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Cardinals Quarterback Looks To Get Back On His Feet

Former Arizona Cardinals quarterback John Skelton has signed a two-year contract with the CFL’s Montreal Alouettes. For an under-the-radar former 2010 fifth round pick (No. 155 overall) out of Fordham, Skelton had some impressive moments during his NFL career, which has presumably come to an end as he joins the Alouettes. Photo Credit: 49ers.com The 6-foot-5, 258-pound...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Browns Interested in Trading Up For Marcus Mariota

The Johnny Manziel era in Cleveland could be coming to a conclusion this offseason. Citing team sources, Bleacher Report’s Jason Cole reports that the Cleveland Browns will give “very strong consideration” to trading up for Marcus Mariota in the upcoming 2015 NFL Draft (April 30 to May 2). Photo Credit: Eric Evans/GoDucks.com Cleveland is currently in possession of...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Browns' Next Potential Quarterback Compared To Former Browns QB

Brett Hundley is now drawing comparisons to NFL journeyman Jason Campbell. “They have similar body types. Like Campbell, Hundley will enter the league needing to learn how to win from the pocket, but he shows flashes,” NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein writes in a new column. Zierlein also notes that like Campbell, Hundley also struggles to get through NFL-type progressions...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Warren Sapp Fired By NFL Network After Arrest

Warren Sapp has been fired from NFL Network following his Monday morning for assault and allegedly soliciting prostitutes in Phoenix, Arizona. “Warren Sapp’s contract has been terminated and he no longer works for NFL Network,” NFLN spokesperson Alex Reithmiller said in a statement released by the channel, per ProFootballTalk. The Hall of Fame defensive tackle has worked...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeremy Shockey Trolls Warren Sapp Over Arrest

Warren Sapp has reportedly been indefinitely suspended from NFL Network following his Monday morning for assault and allegedly soliciting prostitutes in Phoenix, Arizona. Now former NFL star tight end Jeremy Shockey has decided to toss some salt in Sapp’s wound. So three years ago, Sapp proclaimed on NFL Network that he had a “source” that told him Shockey was the “snitch”...
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Warren Sapp Arrested For Assault, Soliciting Prostitute

Hall of Fame defensive tackle and NFL Network analyst Warren Sapp was reportedly arrested for assault and allegedly soliciting a prostitute at 7:00 am Monday morning in downtown Phoenix. Photo Credit: Buccaneers.com NFL Network spokesman Alex Riethmiller told TMZ that Sapp has been suspended indefinitely from the network without pay pending the outcome of the investigation...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss
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