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Patrick Crayton had some ignorant things to say about Michael Sam

Patrick Crayton always had a big mouth when he played for the Cowboys and today wasn’t any different. "@AdamSchefter: Missouri DE Michael Sam, a projected mid-round pick, said today he's gay. Story now on ESPN2." Oh wow!!! There goes the NFL! — patrick crayton (@pcrayton12) February 10, 2014 "@AdamSchefter: Missouri DE Michael Sam, a projected mid-round pick...
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February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Texans reportedly hire former Dolphins executive Brian Gaines

According to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle,  the Texans have hired former Dolphins front office executive Brian Gaines. Texans hired Brian Gaine as director of pro scouting, Daron Roberts as scout and promoted Larry Wright to assistant pro personnel director. — John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) February 10, 2014 Brian Gaine and Daron Roberts replaced Brian Gardner and Kevin...
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February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Redskins hire Doug Williams

According to Mark Maske of the Washington Post,  the Redskins have hired Doug Williams as a front office personnel executive. The Redskins have confirmed their hiring of Doug Williams as a front office personnel executive. — MarkMaske (@MarkMaske) February 10, 2014 Williams played for the Redskins from 1986 t 1989 and helped them win Super Bowl XXII and was named the MVP as...
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February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Richie Incognito shows support for Michael Sam on Twitter

Dolphins offensive lineman Richie Incognito showed some support for NFL prospect Michael Sam who just announced on Sunday that he’s gay. @MikeSamFootball #respect bro. It takes guts to do what you did. I wish u nothing but the best — Richie Incognito (@68INCOGNITO) February 10, 2014 Seems like Incognito is using this situation to make himself look like a better person after...
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February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Kyle Shanahan on Johnny Manziel: “Who wouldn’t like him”

New Browns offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan was a guest on 92.3 in Cleveland with Bull and Fox on Thursday and talked about Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel after he was asked if he likes him. “Ah yeah,” replied Shanahan.  ”What I’ve seen of him on SportsCenter.  So I haven’t sat and studied him. But who wouldn’t like him. H’e s fun to watch.  He makes...
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February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL executive: Michael Vick will be a starter in 2014

An NFL executive told Judy Batista of NFL.com that he believes Michael Vick will land a starting job even though he was benched this past season with the Eagles. “There are too many teams that are in need of an upgrade for him not to be looked at as a starter,” the personnel executive said. “I could see a team signing him, and developing a young guy. Vick could be a very good...
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February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Kyle Arrington says his groin surgery was a success

Patriots cornerback Kyle Arrington announced that his groin surgery was a success. Need NFL Tickets? Loading... ZergNet The post Kyle Arrington says his groin surgery was a success appeared first on Pro Football Zone.
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Muhammad Wilkerson says he won’t hold out for a new deal

Jets defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson told Metro New York that he doesn’t plan on holding out for a new contract as he gets ready to enter the final year of his contract. “It will be taken care of, definitely. But all that holdout and all that other talk that people were saying and everything – I never said anything like that. I’m not going to hold out,” Wilkerson...
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February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Herm Edwards struggles with Michael Sam’s name, says he could bring baggage (Video)

h/t Deadspin Need NFL Tickets? Loading... ZergNet The post Herm Edwards struggles with Michael Sam’s name, says he could bring baggage (Video) appeared first on Pro Football Zone.
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Jeremy Maclin to the Chiefs?

Adam Teicher of ESPN.com was asked whether the Chiefs might target wide receiver Jeremy Maclin in free agency since he played under Chiefs head coach Andy Reid in Philly. My only questions about Jeremy Maclin, the former Missouri wide receiver now with the Philadelphia Eagles, are his health and his contract demands. He missed last season because of a torn ACL. The injury happened...
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February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Rick Spielman wants to add two draft picks

Last year the Minnesota Vikings and GM Rick Spielman had what everyone considered a great draft not just due to the number of picks but the quality of those picks as well.  Spielman is hoping to add at least two more picks this season. Spielman said the team’s annual goal is to compile at least 10 draft selections. The Vikings have a pick in every round with an extra third-rounder...
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February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Howie Roseman not looking to overpay on free agent market

Every year we see top-tier free agents break the bank during the first week of free agency and very often we see the very teams that held special press conferences for their star acquisitions in critical cap crisises  cutting those same players. Eagle’s GM Howie Roseman doesn’t want to get caught up in all of that. “I’d say if there was a player who was kind of in the right...
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February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Congress members urge Roger Goodell to change Redskins name

Two congress members disagree with Roger Goodell’s recent comments that the Washington Redskins name “Honors Native Americans” and have written him a letter urging him to change it. Two members of Congress disagree with Goodell on that point and plan to send a letter to the commissioner to express their views and urge him to change his stance on the issue. Senator Maria Cantwell...
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February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: NFL executives believe Michael Sam’s draft stock will dramatically drop

Eight executives from the National Football League told SI.com that they expected Michael Sam’s draft stock to dramatically drop after he came out on Sunday night and admitted that he’s gay. The news that former Missouri defensive end Michael Sam is gay holds significant social and cultural ramifications. But from a purely football perspective, his decision to come out prior...
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February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Perry Riley looking for Dannell Ellerbe money in free agency

According to Mike Jones of The Washington Post,  there’s some belief that Redskins linebacker Perry Riley will look for a contract very similar to what the Dolphins gave Dannell Ellerbe last offseason. Two other league insiders predict that Riley, who has earned an average of $790,000 a year over the past four seasons, will seek a similar contract to that of Miami’s Dannell...
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February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Jared Lorenzen injured during Arena Football game, carried off by four people (Video)

As you can see in the photo below it took four people to carry former NFL quarterback Jared Lorenzen off the field. #HeftyLefty being carried off the field @jimrome @notthefakeSVP pic.twitter.com/G1M1e77crq — Shaun Hoskins (@Srhoskins84) February 9, 2014 h/t Deadspin Need NFL Tickets? Loading... ZergNet The post Jared Lorenzen injured during Arena Football...
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February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Draft prospect Michael Sam announces he’s gay

According to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen,  NFL Draft prospect Michael Sam has come forward and announced he’s gay. Missouri All-American Michael Sam reveals he is gay. Interview now on SC — Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) February 10, 2014 GMs and experienced personnel men I spoke with say they were either aware Michael Sam is gay or heard scouts talking about it. — Chris Mortensen...
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February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Brandon Spikes likely done in New England

Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald believes linebacker Brand Apikes will not be back with the Pattiots next season since he’ll be a free agent in about a month. Spikes’ days with the Patriots appear to be over. The leak of the late meeting was proof that someone wants him gone, and his greatest ally in Pepper Johnson is out. Spikes and Dont’a Hightower even exchanged helmets the...
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February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Wes Welker’s 2014 cap number could force the Broncos to cut him

Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com did a breakdown of Wes Welker’s contract and it may not make sense for the Broncos to keep him around in 2014.  They could ask him to take a pay cut or release him all together. Last year, the Broncos signed receiver Wes Welker to a two-year, $12 million deal.  Cap accounting kept the 2013 charge at $4 million. The application of math too...
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February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

49ers fan who attended the Seahawks parade is homeless

The teenage 49ers fan above happens to be homeless, according to King 5 in Seattle. We posted his photo last week when it went viral during the Seahawks Super Bowl parade. One diehard 49ers fan contacted King 5 in an attempt to contact the boy. From her home outside of San Francisco, Catherine Tate loved what she saw.  She is a die-hard 49ers fan who KING 5 first met while in San Francisco...
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February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

“No chance” the Patriots tag Aqib Talib

Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald says there’s “no chance” the Patriots will use the franchise tag on cornerback Aqib Taliban this offseason. There’s no chance the Patriots hit Talib with a franchise tag that will approach $12 million, though he’d be happy to play out the season under that exorbitant price. There’s no denying they want him back, and look at Bill Belichick’s...
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February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots not expected to pursue Asante Samuel

Even though cornerback Asante Samuel was the Patriots’ best cornerback at one point, he’s not the play he once was and is not expected to head back to New England, according to Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston.com The Falcons got what they hoped for, and maybe more, out of cornerback Asante Samuel in 2012 after acquiring him from the Eagles for a seventh-round draft choice. Samuel...
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February 09, 2014  |  1 Comment

Richard Sherman wasn’t very happy with Wes Welker’s pre-Super Bowl comments

During media day,  Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker indicated that he would love have anyone try to cover him in the slot when he was asked if he’s willing to go head to head with Richard Sherman during the Super Bowl. “Yeah, any time, man,” Welker said. “I want anybody one-on-one in the slot. Any time.” Sherman didn’t care for Welker’s comments even though they seemed...
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February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

LaMichael James could end up on the trade block

Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com believes 49ers running back LaMichael James could end up on the trading block. James could find himself on the trade block with a running back corps that could consist of Gore, Lattimore, Kendall Hunter, Jewel Hampton and any other offseason additions. But for the 49ers to even consider shipping off James, they must have a plan for someone else in the...
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February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Could Seahawks GM John Schneider head back to the Packers?

Mike Vandermause of the Green Bay Press-Gazette believes that when Packers general manager Ted Thompson decides to retire,  Seahawks GM John Schneider will be one of the top candidates to replace him. At or near the top of Murphy’s short list of potential future Packers general managers no doubt would be John Schneider, who has served as the Seattle Seahawks GM for the past four...
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February 09, 2014  |  Discuss
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