|Posted on April 25, 2010 at 11:25 PM||comments (0)|
|Posted on August 20, 2009 at 12:09 PM||comments (0)|
NEW YORK — Former New York Giant and Michigan State receiver Plaxico Burress pleaded guilty to a weapons charge and agreed to a two-year prison term for accidentally shooting himself at a Manhattan night club.
Burress pleaded guilty this morning to one count of attempted criminal possession of a weapon, a lesser charge than he initially faced. Under a plea agreement, he agreed to a two-year prison sentence and two years of supervised release.
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|Posted on August 18, 2009 at 2:47 PM||comments (0)|
With the threat of a long suspension behind Broncos WR Brandon Marshall for now, his agent, Kennard McGuire reportedly showed up at team headquarters Monday and tried to reopentalks about a new contract for Marshall.
Marshall, who was found not guilty of misdemeanor battery on Aug.14, has one year left on his deal and is due to make $2.2 million before it expires.
The Denver Post reports that the Broncos told McGuire they were not interested in opening nego...Read Full Post »
|Posted on August 13, 2009 at 9:12 PM||comments (0)|
The Miichael Vick saga is finally over. Early Thursday night, Vick's representatives agreed in principle on a two year deal. Vick should see playing time in preseason and some expect his suspension should be reduced for the regular season.
I don't think the former top pick of the Falcons and former Virginia Tech superstar Quarterback could have asked for a better fit. The Eagles have one of our games best fan base and they won't settle for anything other then on-the-field p...Read Full Post »
|Posted on August 11, 2009 at 12:31 PM||comments (0)|
In a long waited move, the Falcons and White's representatives have finally reached a deal that will keep the top receiver for young Matt Ryan in Atlanta through 2014.
The short lived holout is finally over and Roddy is back in camp.
|Posted on August 11, 2009 at 12:29 PM||comments (0)|
Newly acquired tight end Dan Campbell will miss the entire season due to an injury suffered in training camp.
The former Lions was expected to battle for backup duties along with several others. It is never a good feeling to see all these injuries piling up so early into camp.
|Posted on August 11, 2009 at 12:26 PM||comments (0)|
SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- Carolina Panthers receiver Steve Smith was carted to the locker room with a right shoulder injury Monday night, the latest blow to another key player in an injury-filled start to training camp.
X-rays were negative, but general manager Marty Hurney was uncertain how long the four-time Pro Bowl receiver will be out. Smith was injured when he got tangled with cornerback Chris Gamble early in the evening workout, held without pads.
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|Posted on August 11, 2009 at 12:21 PM||comments (0)|
ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- The Detroit Lions will be without defensive end Jared DeVries this year.
DeVries left the practice field on a cart Monday with a ruptured Achilles' tendon that will require season-ending surgery.
Hestarted 29 games the past three seasons for the Lions and has played in120 games for them since they drafted him out of Iowa in 1999.
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|Posted on August 6, 2009 at 12:30 PM||comments (0)|
Training camp is underway around every NFL part in ths great country of ours. This is the time for new rookies to stand out and prove their worth every penny spent on them. That is the case for first overall pick Matthew Stafford out of the University of Georgia.
Rookies get paid an unbelievable amount of money before they step foot on NFL turf; signing that dream contract on the dotted line and fulfill their dreams of playing in the NFL.
WIth the f...Read Full Post »
|Posted on August 4, 2009 at 2:41 PM||comments (0)|
Rookie salaries these days are outragously big. ESPN recently posted a segment on rookie salaries that was mostly centered around Rookie Quarterback Matt Stafford, the top overall pick in this year's draft of the Detroit Lions.
Listen to the comparisons with past top picks and here what a few veterans have to say about these rookies getting fives times the guaranteed money most veterans are making that have proven talent while rookies haven't stepped onto the field yet.
|Posted on July 28, 2009 at 2:17 PM||comments (0)|
As first reported by ESPN's Sal Paolantonio, Plaxico Burress will appear in front of a grand jury Wednesday.
The Newark Star-Ledger's Mike Garafolo confirmed the news on his Twitter account Tuesday after receiving an email from Burress' lawyer.
Frankly, I'm not the legal expert around these parts, so I suggest checking out Florio's post from Monday night for the ramifications of Burress' appearance.
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|Posted on July 28, 2009 at 2:12 PM||comments (0)|
NEW YORK -- Michael Vick is back in the NFL. Now all he needs is a team to play for.
Vick,free after serving 18 months in prison for running a dogfighting ring, was reinstated with conditions by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on Monday.
Vick can immediately take part in preseason practices,workouts and meetings and can play in the final two preseason games -- if he can find a team that will sign him. A number of teams have already said they would not.Read Full Post »
|Posted on July 23, 2009 at 6:04 PM||comments (0)|
Yet not much is known as of yet and still waiting to hear from Steeler star Quarterback, news earlier this week broke of Big Ben, along with several other males taking advantage of a young female.
Roethlisberger is expected to release a statement in the coming days. This is definitely not good news for the defending Super Bowl Champs.
We'll keep you posted for the latest.
|Posted on July 23, 2009 at 6:01 PM||comments (0)|
NFL Commissioner announced today a few changes to the original Saturday-Sunday draft format. The biggest change is the NFL first round moving to the most watched night of television, Thursday night in Primetime.
Followed by rounds two and three the following day, and concluding on Saturday with rounds four through seven.
The change should increase once again the audience for the NFL Draft which seems to be increasing every year.
|Posted on May 15, 2009 at 10:32 PM||comments (0)|
NFL.com - The NFL's salary cap has risen to $128 million for the 2009 season, a $12 million increase from last year.
This will be the final year with a salary cap in place unless the league and its players' union can reach a new collective bargaining agreement.
The cap was due to increase $7 million this season, and the $12 million increase is the largest in three years.
The adjustments will not affec...Read Full Post »
|Posted on May 8, 2009 at 5:54 PM||comments (0)|
Now that Jon Kitna and Roy Williams are gone, second-year running back Kevin Smith has assumed the mantle of team optimist. On his blog, Smith predicts the Lions will go from 0-16 last year to the playoffs this year.
“I won’t make a prediction about how many games we’re going to win, ”Smith wrote recently at smith34.com, “but I will say this: We willdefinitely make the playoffs this season.”Smith goes on to write that all of last year̵...Read Full Post »
|Posted on May 8, 2009 at 5:54 PM||comments (0)|
ST. LOUIS (AP)—The St. Louis Rams have released veteran linebacker Pisa Tinoisamoa, the team’s leading tackler last season.
Coach Steve Spagnuolo made the surprise announcement in a statement released on Friday, calling it a “difficult decision based on a lot of factors.” He did not elaborate and the Rams did not return messages seeking comment.
Tinoisamoa is a six-year veteran who led the team with 135 tackles in 2008. He was a seco...Read Full Post »
|Posted on May 7, 2009 at 9:21 PM||comments (0)|
Former NFL player, executive and broadcaster Matt Millen is joining ESPN's football coverage as a game and studio analyst.
Millenwill work as a college football game analyst and will contribute toESPN's NFL studio coverage throughout the year, appearing on "MondayNight Countdown," "NFL Live," "SportsCenter," ESPNEWS and otherprograms.
As part of Millen's NFL studio responsibilities, he will travel to the site of each week's "Monday Night Football" game, wh...Read Full Post »