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Heyward-Bey buys stadium lights for high school

Darrius Heyward-Bey’s journey to the NFL began at McDonogh, a private high school in Owings Mills, Md., that’s long played its football games sans stadium lights. Until now. According to the school’s website, Heyward-Bey recently purchased lights for John McDonogh Stadium, fulfilling a promise he made to Athletic Director Mickey Deegan in 2005, his senior year at the school...
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New Eagle Malcolm Jenkins takes shot at Cowboys' defense

Malcolm Jenkins may be new to the NFC East, but he's got the rivalry aspect down pat. During an appearance on NFL Network, Jenkins, who signed a three-year contract with the Eagles last month, touched on his new divisional opponents. The veteran safety's comments were relatively benign; he questioned Robert Griffin III's durability and the Giants' ability to protect...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

LeSean McCoy: I’d take my toddler over Tim Tebow (Video)

LeSean McCoy is a big fan of his son, and no fan of Tim Tebow. On Saturday, TMZ caught up with the Eagles' star running back at Los Angeles International Airport, asking who he thinks the most talented NFL player without a team is. "[For] example, Vince Young, Tim Tebow… someone out there who doesn't have a team," a TMZ reporter said. Tebowmaniacs, you...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Steve Smith says he’s moved on from Panthers

Now that Steve Smith is a Baltimore Raven, he's letting bygones be bygones. The veteran receiver told the Charlotte Observer that he no longer concerns himself with his former employer -- the Panthers, who dumped Smith and three other wideouts this offseason. “Not that I’m upset, not that I’m mad. It’s just the facts of the business,” Smith said. “Brandon LaFell...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

TE prospect has itinerary, phone number leaked (Photo)

The good news for C.J. Fiedorowicz, one of the top tight end prospects, is he's making the pre-draft rounds. The bad news is he's a little too overzealous about it. On Friday, Fiedorowicz, whose given first name is Colton John, tweeted a photo of the itinerary for his meeting with the Jets, which took place yesterday. We're treated to a cool peak into the visiting...
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TE prospect tweets itinerary, leaks phone number (Photo)

The good news for C.J. Fiedorowicz, one of the top tight end prospects, is he's making the pre-draft rounds. The bad news is he's a little too overzealous about it. On Friday, Fiedorowicz, whose given first name is Colton John, tweeted a photo of the itinerary for his meeting with the Jets, which took place yesterday. We're treated to a cool peak into the visiting...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers' DeAngelo Williams ‘in shock’ over losing receivers

As you might imagine, many Panthers fans are displeased following the departures of Steve Smith, Ted Ginn Jr. and Brandon LaFell -- the team's top three receivers. To DeAngelo Williams, the disappointment is all the same. During a Thursday interview on NFL Network's "NFL AM," Carolina's running back lamented losing "all" of the wideouts. “We lost...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons owner wanted team to stand up for Matt Ryan

One of the Falcons' main priorities this offseason was to get tougher in the trenches, a change in mentality that could be pinpointed to the 2013 season opener against the Saints. In that game, New Orleans safety Kenny Vaccaro applied an illegal hit on Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan. Although Vaccaro was penalized and later fined $7,785, Atlanta's offensive line failed...
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Petition wants Vick banned from Jets training camp site

Michael Vick hasn't even been a Jet for three weeks, yet the fan blowback is already in full swing. An online petition on the website Change.org is pushing for Vick to be banned from the campus of SUNY Cortland, site of Gang Green's training camp. Created last month, the petition is addressed to SUNY Cortland president Erik J. Bitterbaum and, as of publication time, has...
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Witten: Tony Romo ‘on track’ to return better than ever

Jason Witten is expecting a new and improved Tony Romo in 2014. (Pardon the oxymoron.) Witten, who attended Saturday night's NCAA Final Four games with Romo, said the Cowboys' franchise quarterback is “right on track to come back better than ever, I assume." Romo underwent back surgery in December, which ended his 2013 campaign (and, effectively, Dallas'...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Donovan McNabb to Panthers: Give Newton some help

It's been a maddening offseason for Cam Newton, who's watched his top three wide receivers -- Steve Smith, Brandon LaFell, and Ted Ginn Jr. -- depart via free agency. With the cupboard emptied, the Panthers' franchise quarterback has been stripped of weapons -- a no-no in the eyes of Donovan McNabb. McNabb, a former NFL quarterback and current FOX Sports analyst, told...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Jared Allen ‘absolutely’ expects to be booed by Vikings fans

When Jared Allen returns to Minnesota next season, he's prepared to be treated like ... well, the enemy. The newly-signed Bears defensive end told NBC Sports Network on Wednesday that he "absolutely" expects to be booed by Vikings fans. “Minnesota has great fans so they’re going to boo me,” Allen said.  “Absolutely.  I’m sure I’ll get some cheers later...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Trainer: Darrelle Revis should be even better on Patriots

If his longtime trainer is to be believed, Revis Island is ready to reclaim its victims. Brett Fischer, who's trained Darrelle Revis since his junior year at Pitt, told the Boston Herald that the star cornerback is fully healthy and should be "even better" for the Patriots in 2014. “Now that (Revis) is with a new team, obviously a winning organization like that...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Pete Carroll: Russell Wilson still a work in progress

In only two seasons, he's become one of the game's most exciting quarterbacks and, along the way, led the Seahawks to its first Super Bowl championship. Yet, according to his coach, Russell Wilson is still a work in progress. "He needs all the attention that everyone else needs, and he's gonna get it," Pete Carroll told TheMMQB.com's Peter King. "...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

George R.R. Martin rips Jets, denounces his fandom

To George R.R. Martin, the Jets represent a Game of Groans. The famed author and longtime sufferer fan of Gang Green recently took to his LiveJournal blog to speak out against the team's offseason activity -- and lack thereof. In an entry titled, "Oh, My Poor Jets," Martin began his diatribe by touching on Antonio Cromartie's departure from New York and Darrelle...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Marshall: I’ll picket to stay with Chicago Bears

You could say Brandon Marshall wants to remain in the Windy City. The Bears' top receiver told ESPN Chicago 1000 on Thursday that he's not worried about his contract situation, but said he'll go to extremes -- i.e. picketing -- to ensure his stay with the team. "I have another year left on my contract. If it happens, it happens, if it doesn't, I'm glad...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Gordon ‘pretty sure’ Browns will draft a quarterback

Josh Gordon is aware he'll be catching passes from a rookie next season. Appearing on SportsCenter Thursday, the Browns' star receiver said he's "pretty sure" the team will draft a quarterback with the No. 4 overall pick. He just doesn't know which one. "There's no telling," Gordon said, via ESPN.com. "I talked with (General Manager...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Dallas Cowboys still keeping Dez Bryant on a short leash

Following his tumultuous 2012 offseason, the Cowboys put into place a strict set of conduct rules for Dez Bryant, hoping to keep the mercurial receiver out of trouble. It's worked beautifully to this point. And it's not changing. According to ESPNDallas.com, owner Jerry Jones confirmed the team is still enforcing the rules on Bryant. "He doesn't need to drop...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Buffalo Bills leave one stadium light on for Ralph Wilson

On Tuesday, Bills longtime owner and Hall of Fame inductee Ralph Wilson passed away at the age of 95. The news sent a somber strike through the NFL world, with current and former coaches and players, media members, and fans all sharing their condolences. Up at 1 Bills Drive, Wilson was honored in the building that bears his name. https://twitter.com/manecci/statuses/448618664195936257...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL will now penalize players for dunks over goal posts

Call it the Jimmy Graham Rule. NFL Head of Officials Dean Blandino confirmed to the Dan Patrick Show on Tuesday that the league will be penalizing players who dunk over the goal post next season. https://twitter.com/PaulPabst/status/448496055429386240 The rule change comes in the midst of the NFL meetings in Orlando, but was first mentioned last week. The league reportedly became...
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Bill Belichick wants to be (and is) Photoshopped into NFL Coaches photo

While huddling in Orlando for this week's league meetings, 31 coaches said "cheese" for the 2014 NFL Coaches photo. The one notable absentee? Bill Belichick, of course. New England's head man didn't make the cut on Monday, but he did have a solution ... https://twitter.com/E_Scal/status/448429312254169088 Challenge accepted. https://twitter.com/WillBrinson...
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Jon Gruden has a Chucky doll in QB Camp office (Photos)

Jon Gruden is really beginning to embrace his longtime moniker. As For The Win points out (via Reddit), Gruden -- a.k.a "Chucky" -- has a replica of the doll from the horror movie Child's Play perched in the corner of his office. The observation was made during the latest segment of ESPN's Gruden's QB Camp, in which he sits down with Louisville's Teddy...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL officials to use wireless communication devices in 2014

NFL referees' jobs are getting easier -- in one aspect, at least. NFL vice president of officiating Dean Blandino told TheMMQB.com's Peter King on Sunday that on-field officials will be equipped with wireless communication devices in 2014. "We're going to implement an official-to-official communications system, so all seven officials can communicate wirelessly...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Harbaugh: Extending Colin Kaepernick is a ‘high priority’

Eschewing a rumor-filled offseason, Jim Harbaugh affirmed there's "zero chance" he leaves the 49ers. Apparently, the same goes for his quarterback. The Niners coach said Monday it’s a “high priority” for the team to sign Colin Kaepernick to a long-term contract extension. “Those things have a process that play out.,” Harbaugh said, via CSNBayArea.com. ...
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Jeff Fisher: Rams interested in Mark Sanchez

Upon his release from the Jets on Friday, Mark Sanchez vaulted to the top of the free agent quarterback class. Unsurprisingly, it didn't take long for suitors to come forward. Rams coach Jeff Fisher told USA Today Sunday that his team is interested in signing Sanchez. "I'd say that there is interest. I can't say how much. But there certainly would be interest...
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