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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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25 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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25 days ago  |  Discuss

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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25 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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26 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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26 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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26 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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27 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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28 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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February 02, 2015  |  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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February 02, 2015  |  Discuss

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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February 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Seahawks Already Open As Favorites To Win Super Bowl 50

Well that didn’t take long. Within an hour following Sunday evening’s heartbreaking 28-24 loss to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX, the Seattle Seahawks have been installed as the way-to-early favorites to win Super Bowl 50 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif in 2016, according to Sportsbook.ag. The New England Patriots, Green Bay Packers, Denver Broncos and...
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February 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch: Byron Maxwell Checks If Football’s Deflated During Super Bowl

We heard non-stop about the so-called deflategate scandal leading up to Super Bowl XLIX, so in the third quarter of the big game Sunday evening, Seattle Seahawks star cornerback and impending free agent Byron Maxwell took it upon himself to check the air pressure of the football to make sure the Patriots didn’t pull a fast one.   New England went on to win a thrilling, hard...
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February 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Photo: Fan Makes Lombardi Trophy Out of Bacon

Ever wondered how to make a Lombardi Trophy out of bacon?   One very creative fan has provided a blueprint with this awesome Super Bowl-themed bacon masterpiece. Friends don’t let friends host a Super Bowl party w/o a bacon version of the Lombardi Trophy pic.twitter.com/w8OnqFRrTj — Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) February 1, 2015   The Seattle Seahawks battle the New...
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February 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch: Keyshawn Johnson is Deathly Afraid of Horses

Keyshawn Johnson had an illustrious 11-year NFL career with the New York Jets (1996-99), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2000-03), Dallas Cowboys (2004-05) and Carolina Panthers (2006). But it seems the former No. 1 overall pick has gotten soft since his playing days.   Johnson has been an ESPN NFL analyst for several years now, and during the network’s pregame Super Bowl XLIX coverage...
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February 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch: Demaryius Thomas, Eric Decker Give Away Super Bowl Tickets

Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker spent their first four NFL seasons (2010-13) together in Denver. The two prolific receivers have teamed back up—along with NFL Network’s Rich Eisen—ahead of Super Bowl XLIX to give unsuspecting fans the surprise of a lifetime. Decker and Thomas went undercover as hotel staff at a local Courtyard Marriott and handed out tickets to the big game...
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February 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Jets, Bills Targeting Darrelle Revis

The New York Jets and Buffalo Bills will reportedly pursue New England Patriots star cornerback Darrelle Revis if he reaches the open market this offseason, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Jets are expected to pursue free-agent-to-be CB Darrelle Revis to see if they can bring him back to New York, per sources. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 1, 2015   Photo Credit...
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February 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Odell Beckham Jr. Wins 2014 NFL Offensive ROY Award

The Associated Press has named New York Giants star receiver and human highlight reel Odell Beckham Jr. its 2014 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year. The news comes just a couple days after Beckham set the world record with 33 one-handed catches in a minute (Iowa’s Tevaun Smith broke OBJ’s mark the next day) and revealed how he torched Richard Sherman. Photo Credit: Giants.com...
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January 31, 2015  |  Discuss

This Nasty Hit Shows Why Tom Brady Should Stay in the Pocket

New England Patriots star quarterback Tom Brady has another golden opportunity to tie his childhood idol Joe Montana (as well as Terry Bradshaw) for the most Super Bowl wins (four) by a starting quarterback in NFL history on Sunday when he faces the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks. While Brady and company (and particularly Rob Gronkowski) should be chock-full of added...
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January 31, 2015  |  Discuss

10 Biggest Personalities in Super Bowl History

There are plenty of stars playing in Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday. Some of them happen to have big personalities. But who are the biggest personalities to ever play on the game’s biggest stage? 10. Hank Stram Famous for devising the “two tight end offense” and “stack defense,” Hank Stram was the only coach in AFL history to take his team to two Super Bowls, where the...
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January 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Falcons Hiring Dan Quinn As New Head Coach

The Atlanta Falcons are reportedly hiring Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn as their new head coach after the Super Bowl, per ProFootballTalk. Photo Credit: Seahawks.com The writing has been on the wall for a few weeks that Quinn would likely fill the Falcons’ HC vacancy, but league rules prevent the 44-year-old from taking the job until the conclusion of...
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January 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch: Marshawn Lynch Breaks Down Art of the ‘Crotch Grab’

Seattle Seahawks star running back Marshawn Lynch joined New England Patriots star tight end Rob Gronkowski for a “clueless gamer” Super Bowl battle for “Mortal Kombat X” supremacy in a Conan episode that aired Thursday night.  In the episode, Conan O’Brien also asked Beast Mode to break down the infamous “crotch grab” touchdown celebrations he did against Arizona...
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January 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch: Crocodile Picks Seahawks To Win Super Bowl XLIX

A 15-foot, 1,500-pound crocodile by the name of Salty made his highly-anticipated pick for Super Bowl XLIX on Thursday in front of a horde of media at the Fort Worth Zoo. As you can see in the embed video below from the Dallas Morning News, Salty swims around in a swamp with the choice to devour two dangling raw chickens, each displaying a team logo. It’s tough to disagree with...
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January 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch: Crocodile Picks Seahawks To Win Super Bowl XLIX

A 15-foot, 1,500-pound crocodile by the name of Salty made his highly-anticipated pick for Super Bowl XLIX on Thursday in front of a horde of media at the Fort Worth Zoo. As you can see in the embed video below from the Dallas Morning News, Salty swims around in a swamp with the choice to devour two dangling raw chickens, each displaying a team logo.   It’s tough to disagree...
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January 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch: Odell Beckham Jr. Shows How He Abused Richard Sherman

New York Giants star receiver and human highlight reel Odell Beckham Jr. had an absolutely incredible rookie season. In just 12 games, the 5-foot-11, 198-pound wide out racked up a whopping 91 receptions for 1,305 yards and 12 touchdowns en route to Offensive Rookie of Year honors and a trip to the Pro Bowl. In those 12 games, Beckham went over 100 yards seven times—each of which...
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January 29, 2015  |  Discuss
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