Bucs Claim Former Patriot Haynesworth

Albert Haynesworth have been claimed off waivers by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to sources. The New England Patriots had put the much maligned defensive tackle on waivers yesterday. Teams had until 4PM today to claim Haynesworth. Tampa Bay has a need for defensive lineman with Gerald McCoy out for the season with a torn bicep. The Bucs also signed former Buffalo Bill...
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November 09, 2011  |  Discuss

Drew Brees Wins 2011 NFC South Positive Impact Factor

Drew Brees won the 2011 NFC South Positive Impact Factor (what's this?). This was one of the toughest divisions in the NFL to win in terms of how well quarterbacks performed using the PIF. Here's the 2011 NFC South Positive Impact Factor Standings (PIF with sacks counted as rushes like the NCAA in brackets): 1. Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints, 51 (57) 2. Cam Newton, Carolina...
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January 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Panthers Fan Finds Playbook At Garage Sale; Promptly Returns It

Carolina Panthers fan Matt Rowell found perhaps the most greatest piece of Panthers memorabilia of all time at a garage sale. Rowell found the Panthers playbook from their Super Bowl against the New England Patriots. Besides the plays in the book, there was something more important. Much more important. Along with the plays, it also had sensitive financial information of the...
Via The Mark Graham Sports Blog
February 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Report: Williams Used Bounty Systems In Buffalo And Washington

Embattled St. Louis Rams defensive coordinator Gregg Williams used bounties while he was head coach of the Buffalo Bills and as defensive coordinator of the Washington Redskins, according to reports. The Buffalo News reported that Williams set up bounties while he was the head coach of the Buffalo Bills. Informed by former Bill Coy Wire, he said, "There were financial payments...
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March 04, 2012  |  Discuss

BREAKING: Drew Brees, Saints Agree To Record Deal

The New Orleans Saints and quarterback Drew Brees have agreed on a five year, $100 million contract with an NFL record $60 million guaranteed, including $40 million in the 2012 NFL season. Drew Brees had until 4PM on Monday to reach a deal with the Saints or he'd have had to play the 2012 season under the terms of his franchise tag. He stated that he would not have shown up...
Via The Mark Graham Sports Blog
July 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Saints Unveil Statue of Steve Gleason's Blocked Punt

The New Orleans Saints unveiled a statue today commemorating the blocked punt that helped the city of New Orleans return to normal after the effects of Hurricane Katrina. Steve Gleason blocked a punt from then-Atlanta Falcon punter Michael Koenen and recovered the ball in the end zone for a touchdown. That game was the first home game for the Saints in 21 months and helped return...
Via The Mark Graham Sports Blog
July 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Replacement Ref Trips Up Cowboys Player with Hat

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Kevin Ogletree was tripped up in the end zone during today's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers by an odd object. That object: a referee's hat. (GIF courtesy of Big Lead Sports) Yes, a replacement referee's hat thrown right into Ogletree's route slipped him up. Luckily for the Cowboys, Ogletree got right up and was unharmed,...
Via The Mark Graham Sports Blog
September 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Two Redskins Inactive After Bizarre Pregame Collison

Brandon Meriweather and Aldrick Robinson are both inactive for the Redskins game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this afternoon after a freak collison due pregame warm ups. According to the Washington Post, Robinson was hit in the head by Meriweather's errant knee as Robinson went to pick up a ball in the end zone. Meriweather hasn't played a game all season due to a...
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September 30, 2012  |  Discuss
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