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Stevan Ridley says he’s fine after getting knocked out of title game

New England Patriots running back Stevan Ridley was knocked out of last week’s AFC title game with a head injury. Today Ridley posted a message on his Twitter page that he’s fine. Post Nap Speech: Hundreds of texts, multiple voicemails, and a “wicked” amount of tweets. Thank you all for the love and support. I am ok!!! — Stevan Ridley (@StevanRidley) January 21, 2013 Ridley...
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January 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Falcons likely done with Michael Turner

According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, via CBSSports.com, the Atlanta Falcons will likely use a running back my committee approach in 2013 and will likely not include Michael Turner. Turner ‘s career could be over, he really doesn’t have much left in the tank at this point. H/T Black Sports Online   Need NFL Tickets? var _CI = _CI || {}; (function() { var script ...
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January 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Chargers announce new coaches

If you thought San Diego’s signing of the former Denver Broncos OC Mike McCoy was a solid deal last week, the experience got heftier. The Chargers strengthened their staff with another one this evening by adding the 62-year-young Fred Graves. The new receivers coach will hone the hands and sharpen the routes of the young and promising receiving corps that feature Eddie Royal, Robert...
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January 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Cowboys’ Jay Ratliff arrested for DWI after crashing his Ford pick up into an 18-wheeler

According to Calvin Watkins of ESPNDallas.com, Cowboys defensive tackle Jay Ratliff crashed his 2011 Ford F-150 pick up truck into an 18-wheeler down in Grapevine, Texas. Ratliff was arrested for driving while intoxicated. Update: Ratliff was arrested early Tuesday morning. Police arrived in the 2800 block of East State Highway 114 at 12:36 a.m. to investigate a crash. Police, according...
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January 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Raiders’ GM says Terrelle Pryor will have a chance to start

According to Alex Marvez of FOXSports.com, Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie told Sirius XM NFL Radio that quarterback Terrelle Pryor will have a chance to start next season. It make sense to give Pryor a chance next season.  Carson Palmer is still too inconsistent and may end up being released since he’s due to make $13 million in 2013, which is way too much money...
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January 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Ravens fan gets Ray Lewis engraved in his hair (Photo)

Black Sports Online Check out this Ravens’ fan’s hair cut of linebacker Ray Lewis.  It looks like him,  but the face he’s making isn’t very good. It would have been better if he had Lewis yelling with his mouth open.  Maybe the barber would have charged him extra for a yelling Ray Lewis.     Need NFL Tickets? var _CI = _CI || {}; (function() { var script = document...
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January 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Andy Reid already checking out the BBQ scene in Kansas City

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Chiefs head coach Andy Reid has already checked out two barbecue restaurants in Kansas City. Rapoport also recommended a third place for Reid to check out. Spoke with Andy Reid as we watched practice. He’s tried KC BBQ places Gates & Arthur Bryant’s. I sold him on Okie Joe’s. That’s next for him — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet...
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January 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Seahawks having a hard time finding trade partner for Matt Flynn

According to Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports, the Seattle Seahawks are having a hard time finding a trade partner for quarterback Matt Flynn since most teams believe they’ll end up releasing him. When looking at Flynn’s contract, it doesn’t look like the Seahawks will take much of a cap hit.     Need NFL Tickets? var _CI = _CI || {}; (function() { var script = document.createElement...
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January 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Ray Lewis’ first sack was against Jim Harbaugh

Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis was a rookie back in 1996 and he got his first career sack against Jim Harbaugh, who was the Indianapolis Colts’ starting quarterback at the time. Ray Lewis has 41.5 career sacks. The first one? Jim Harbaugh. — ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) January 23, 2013     Need NFL Tickets? var _CI = _CI || {}; (function() { var script...
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January 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Jim Harbaugh, Ray Lewis played for the Ravens in 1998 (Photo)

@AlbertBreer There are many different story lines heading into next week’s Super Bowl, but  an interesting fact is that both Ray Lewis and 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh were on the Ravens’ roster in 1998.  Check out the team photo above.     Need NFL Tickets? var _CI = _CI || {}; (function() { var script = document.createElement('script'); ref = document.getElementsByTagName...
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January 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Marcus Lattimore ahead of schedule with rehab, has talked with multiple NFL teams

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, former South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore is ahead of schedule with his rehab after tearing his ACL this past season. Lattimore is at the Senior Bowl this week, even though he can’t participate.  He’s met with multiple teams, per Rapoport. Lattimore would have certainly been a first round pick in this years draft, but even...
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January 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Jerry Rice backs Tim Brown’s sabotage claim

Former NFL wide receiver Jerry Rice was a guest on ESPN’s NFL Live and backed up Tim Brown’s claim that former Oakland Raiders head coach Bill Callahan sabotaged Super Bowl XXXVIII. Rice played alongside Brown when he was a member of the Raiders from 2001-2004. You can listen to him being interviewed in the video above. Need NFL Tickets? var _CI = _CI || {}; (function() ...
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January 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Rex Ryan wrecks his red Mustang after running a red light

Photo via Deadspin. This is a photo of the Mazda Miata that Ryan’s red Mustang struck. According to Deadspin.com, a tipster told them that New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan ran through a red light in Bethlehem Pennsylvania last week and ended up wrecking his red Mustang. Deadspin was able to confirm with the local police department that Ryan was indeed involved in the accident...
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January 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Eagles continue to lean towards releasing Vick

ESPN’s John Clayton made an appearance on Mike and Mike in the Morning  on ESPN Radio and was asked about the Philadelphia Eagles’ quarterback situation with Chip Kelly now as their head coach. “The early word seems to be they’ll make a couple changes there,” said Clayton.  ”Now they’ll have Nick Foles under contract, so there’s no decision that has to be made...
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January 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Ed Reed says Tom Brady apologized to him

Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed went on the radio today and explained that Patriots quarterback Tom Brady sent him a text and apologized for kicking him while he was sliding. “Leg is feeling alright. A little sore right now,” Reed told WJZ-FM on Monday. “A little slide kick (by Brady), you know what I’m saying. But it’s a tough spot the quarterback’s in. You know, I...
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January 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Titus Young doesn’t want to play football if he isn’t going to get the ball

Detroit Lions wide receiver Titus Young became a huge headache for his team this season and it doesn’t look like it’s going to stop anytime soon. Young went on Twitter claimed that he doesn’t want to play football anymore if he’s not going to get the ball. Like I said I never been selfish but if I’m not going to get the football i don’t want to play anymore — Titus...
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January 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Jason Garrett loses play-calling duties

According to Calvin Watkins of ESPNDallas.com, Cowboys owner Jery Jones has indicated that head coach Jason Garrett will no longer be the offensive play caller.  Offensive line coach Bill Callahan will take over the play-calling duties. Jason Garrett isn’t calling offensive plays. Bill Callahan is calling the plays. — Calvin Watkins (@calvinwatkins) January 22, 2013 Now Cowboys’...
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January 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Stevie Johnson wants to see a quarterback competition in Buffalo

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stevie Johnson says he would like to see quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick compete for the starting job next season even though he already believes in him as their starter. “Because competition brings out the best in us,” Johnson said, per the Buffalo News. “If we went out and got another quarterback, who knows what’ll happen? Fitz may still win, or...
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January 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Monte Kiffin confirms the Cowboys are switching to a 4-3

During this week’s Senior Bowl, Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin confirmed that he’s done interviewing and putting together his defensive staff and that they will be running a 4-3 base defense next season. Without going through all the names, Kiffin confirmed Tuesday at the Senior Bowl that the changes are complete. Linebackers coach Matt Eberflus, secondary...
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January 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Tim Brown sticking to his sabotage story

During an interview with Sirius XM NFL Radio, former Raiders wide receiver Tim Brown claimed that former head coach Bill Callahan “sabotaged” Super Bowl XXXVII. After waking up today, Brown is still sticking to his story, even after former Raiders running back Zack Crockett went on Mike and Mike in the Morning with a different story. Raider nation, in sure u r waking to the news...
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January 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Tyrann Mathieu has met with 15 NFL teams

It was reported that former LSU cornerback Tyrann Mathieu met with the New York Jets and Washington Redskins.  It looks like he’s been even more busy than we thought. According to Ben Volin of the Palm Beach Post, Mathieu met with the entire Miami Dolphins staff last night and has met with a total of 15 NFL teams during his time at the Senior Bowl. I really hope Mathieu has cleaned...
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January 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Russell Wilson says he’s never asked the Seahawks for more money

This past weekend, ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reported that a representative of Russell Wilson’s asked the Settle Seahawks to restructure his contract. Wilson’s agent Bus Cook already came out and firmly denied the report.  Wilson also told SI’s Peter King that he never asked for a raise. “I speak for myself. I never demanded or asked for a restructured contract,” Wilson...
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January 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Gregg Williams looking for a new job, has been in contact with some teams

According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, former Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams is allowed to look for a new NFL job and has been contact with some teams. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell will only address the possibility of early reinstatement to if he lands a new job. It will be very interesting to see if Williams is able to land a job after everything that went on...
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January 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Torrey Smith says Patriots’ fans have sent him rude tweets about his brother’s death

Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith claims that Patriots’ fans have sent him rude tweets about his brother’s death after this past Sunday’s AFC Championship game, where the Patriots lost. Played a lot of games since my brothers death and I never received as many rude tweets after a win than Sunday…yet NE fans cry about class — Torrey Smith (@TorreySmithWR) January...
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January 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Jets leaning towards keeping Mark Sanchez

ESPN’s John Clayton made an appearance on Mike and Mike in the Morning on ESPN Radio and was asked about the future of New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez with the offseason right around the corner. “The early word is they’re probably going to stand by him and his contract and then bring in someone to try and compete against him,” said Clayton.  ”They take such a cap...
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January 22, 2013  |  Discuss
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