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Charles Woodson and Raiders hit snag in contract talks

Charles Woodson accepted a one-year prove it deal from the Oakland Raiders last season. He responded by collecting his base salary plus $1.5 million in incentives. Now Woodson, 37, wants to be paid without having to prove it. While Woodson and the Raiders are expected to reach a one-year deal the structure of that deal is currently a sticking point as the two sides eye working together...
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March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Corey Crawford never received his stadium series mask

Corey Crawford will be in goal for the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday for the Stadium Series game against Pittsburgh. The two teams will be playing at Soldier Field. Crawford had planned to wear a special mask for the game but he says he never received it. Anyone know where my Stadium Series Mask is? Cause we don’t #stolen? pic.twitter.com/fXOHZQuTDc — Corey Crawford (@crow_50...
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February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Adam Muema found still in combine gear

Former San Diego State running back Adam Muema  has been found. Muema made headlines when he left the NFL combine after being told by God to do so. He said his dream of playing for the Seattle Seahawks would be met. After that Muema disappeared. On Thursday Muema was found at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport still wearing his NFL combine gear according to UT San...
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February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Brad Keselowski wins pole at Phoenix, full qualifying results for The Profit 500k

Brad Keselowski won the pole for this weekends NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Phoenix International Raceway as knockout qualifying made its debut. The new qualifying format titled knockout qualifying began with all cars running laps at the same time before the field began to be cut down for the following segment. The top 12 cars moved on, while the rest of the field was seated in spots...
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February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Dolphins open to trading Dion Jordan

The Miami Dolphins are open to trading their 2013 first round pick Dion Jordan. Miami traded the 12th and 42nd overall picks to Oakland so they could select Jordan at No. 3. And already the team is talking about parting ways with him after they struggled to find ways to get him on the field in 2013 according to CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora. Where Jordan could end up remains to...
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February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryan Kesler ready to return to lineup for Canucks

getty images Ryan Kesler sat out Wednesday’s game because of a hand injury he suffered in the Olympics. Now the center is ready to return to the lineup for Vancouver. He will play on Friday night against the Minnesota Wild. Kesler, 29, is a candidate for a trade even as he downplays that he has asked for one. Whether or not his hand has any ill effects from Sochi also remains to...
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February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Ravens sign Dennis Pitta to five-year extension

getty images The Baltimore Ravens will not need to use the franchise tag on tight end Dennis Pitta. On Friday the two sides reached agreement on a five-year extension worth $32 million. The deal will be worth $6.4 million a season and places Pitta in the top half of tight ends in contract value. Dennis Pitta's five-year contract is worth $32 million, according to a league source...
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February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals’ Jaime Garcia 10-15 days away from throwing

getty images St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Jaime Garcia is 10-15 days away from throwing. The left hander recently had his throwing shoulder looked at by the Cardinals and Dr. James Andrews. The 27-year-old is dealing with burstis and will not be ready to start the season. Of course the good news for Garica and the Cardinals is that neither examination revealed any structural damage...
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February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels could trade or release Joe Blanton

getty images Pitcher Joe Blanton is not guaranteed a spot on the Los Angeles Angels this season despite a $7.5 million salary. The Angels figure to employ a rotation of Jered Weaver, C.J. Wilson, Garrett Richards, Tyler Skaggs and Hector Santiago. Blanton is logging innings this spring in case Skaggs or Santiago need more seasoning or should an injury arise. If neither of those two...
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February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Richie Incognito seeking help for mental stress

Former Miami Dolphins player Richie Incognito is seeking help for mental stress in the wake of the Ted Wells report. NFL Network’s Jeff Darlington reports that the offensive lineman has enlisted the help of a treatment facility in Arizona. It has been a strange month for Incognito who was released by the Dolphins, went  on twitter rants directed at former teammate Jonathan Martin...
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February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Salary cap to rise considerably by 2016

The NFL salary cap is now ballooning to $133 million for the 2014 season according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. In 2013 the NFL operated with a salary cap of $123 million, so the increase for 2014 is significant. It will not stop there. The NFL could add another $17 million in space over the next two seasons leaving the cap at $150 million for 2015. Salary cap projected to rise to...
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February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers re-sign kicker Graham Gano to four-year deal

getty images The Carolina Panthers have locked up kicker Graham Gano on a new four-year deal. Gano, 27, was 24-of-27 last season adding 42 extra points. In his second season with the Panthers he was perfect beyond 50-yards making all six attempts. He also had 63 touchbacks, third most in the NFL. “The special teams unit was a large part of our success last year, and we are excited...
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February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

NASCAR at Phoenix 2014: Weekend Schedule, Start Time, Practice, Qualifying, TV and Weather Info

Jeff Zelevansky/Nascar via Getty Images NASCAR heads to Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Arizona this weekend for the second races of the 2014 season. Both the Nationwide and Sprint Cup series will race at the 1.0 mile track. The Camping World Truck Series is off this week. The Nationwide Series will run the Blue Jeans Go Green 200 on Saturday and the Sprint Cup cars...
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February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Zack Greinke’s spring exit being termed “precautionary”

getty images Zack Greinke’s first start of the spring lasted just four pitches. The veteran right hander left Thursday’s game against the Arizona Diamondbacks with a strained right calf. Los Angeles Dodgers trainer Stan Conte and manager Don Mattingly went to the mound to check on Greinke before he left the game. “I think it’s minor, but we’ll see,” Greinke said, via...
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February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Greg Hardy and Panthers working on multi-year deal

Perhaps the Carolina Panthers will not have to use the franchise tag on defensive end Greg Hardy. The Panthers could always tag Hardy at $13 million but the Charlotte Observer reports that the two sides have been making progress on a new deal. Carolina has until 4 pm EST on Monday to tag Hardy. Hardy, 25, is looking to cash in after notching 26 sacks over the past two seasons telling...
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February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

NASCAR to run Wendell Scott decal on cars at Phoenix

NASCAR will honor Wendell Scott’s first start this weekend at Phoenix International Racway. Scott is the only African American drive to win a race at NASCAR’s top level. Cars in all four NASCAR series races this weekend will feature decals with schools name and the message “Wendell Scott’s First Career Start March 5, 1961″ on the B or C post. Scott was born in Danville...
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February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Tavaris Jackson figures to stay with Seahawks

getty images The Seattle Seahawks and backup quarterback Tavaris Jackson are working towards a new deal reports Pro Football Talk. Last season Jackson served as the backup to Russell Wilson and was only needed to lob 13 passes. At 31 the days of Jackson being considered for a starting role are gone but there are few backup jobs which are as cushiony as the one in Seattle. Jackson...
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February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Bears sign Roberto Garza to one-year deal

getty images The Chicago Bears have signed center Roberto Garza to a one-year deal. Garza has taken on the role of the captain of the Bears offensive line and will return for his 10th season with the team. He becomes the latest member of the offense to  sign a new deal. “Getting a chance to play with that offense and on that line, I am looking forward to building off what we did...
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February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Emmitt Smith: Cowboys have “too many cooks in the kitchen”

If you are confused about the current state of the Dallas Cowboys coaching staff you are not alone. Former Cowboys running back Emmitt Smith believes the team has “too many cooks in the kitchen.” When Smith spoke to the Dallas Morning News he pointed out all the offensive coordinators on the team. “You got an offensive coordinator in Jason Garrett, you got Linehan and you also...
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February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Olympian Gracie Gold says 'Yes' to prom request

via Good Morning America/Getty Images United States figure skater Gracie Gold has accepted Dyer Pettijohn’s request to attend his prom. Gold, 18,  left Sochi with a bronze medal in the team figure skating event and will now be trading in her ice skates for a pair of heels. Pettijohn made a emphatic plea for Gold to attend the prom with him in a YouTube video and it has paid off...
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February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Dolphins GM behind center Mike Pouncey

getty images New Miami Dolphins general manager Dennis Hickey supports center Mike Pouncey .Pouncey was implicated in the Ted Wells report as one of the individuals who harassed Jonathan Martin. “Pouncey is an excellent player,” Hickey said, via the Miami Herald. “I’ve had good conversations with him in the last month. I’m excited about the future.” Such is the case...
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February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch Jeff Gordon Take Writer on Fake Police Chase (Video)

Last year Pepsi and NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon released a video called, ” Test Drive” where Gordon took a car salesmen through a full speed joy ride through an abandoned parking lot. Many writers and fans were skeptical if the video was real at all. One writer, Travis Okulski from the car blog Jalopnik was extremely critical of the video. He took to his blog and deciphered every...
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February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Ravens safety Matt Elam working at Finish Line

getty images NFL players do not need an offseason job these days, especially former first round picks. But that is just want Baltimore Ravens safety Matt Elam is doing. Elam is your NFL player doing a regular person job. (Oh I hate that line) When the season was over Elam figured it was time to go into retail. Elam was hired to work at a Finish Line mall in Gainesville, FL. ...
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February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Eagles reach new deals with Riley Cooper and Jason Kelce

getty images The Philadelphia Eagles have reached new deals with center Jason Kelce and wide receiver Riley Cooper. Of the two signings the one that will catch the most eyes is Cooper. The wide receiver overcame a dicey situation which showed him saying a racial slur last summer and became a dependable target catching 47 passes for 835 yards and eight touchdowns. The Eagles could...
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February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: DeMarcus Ware and Cowboys not communicating

getty images Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has stated that the team could move on without DeMarcus Ware in 2014. Those words are being matched by silence between the two parties. The Cowboys could release or trade Ware who would need to take a significant paycut in order to stay with the team in 2014. With his pay dropping off last season and the Cowboys nearly $19 million over...
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February 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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