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Everyone realizes that Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis will retire after Baltimore’s current playoff run ends. Few are paying attention to the question of whether another veteran will be back in 2013.”A guy like Ray Lewis, you send him off properly - prShare Tweet
Longtime NFL personnel executive Floyd Reese, who has spent the last four seasons with the New England Patriots as the club's senior football adviser, isn't expected back with the team in 2013, according to sources.Share Tweet
Falcons' stadium opposition signals public shiftCNNSI.com Jan 19, 2013ATLANTA (AP) -- Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank will watch his team host an NFC championship game for the first time Sunday, and if he gets his way, he'll soon be sitting in the owner's box of a $1 billion retractable-roof stadium downtown.Share Tweet
Crist key as team rolls in NFLPA Collegiate BowlKansas quarterback Dayne Crist threw for a touchdown and ran for another to lead the National to a 34-0 victory over the American on Saturday at the second annual NFLPA Collegiate Bowl.Share TweetJason Hatcher started 16 games in 2012 as a defensive end in the Cowboys’ now-defunct 3-4 defense. With the team switching to a 4-3, Hatcher doesn’t know where he will fit, yet. “[Defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin] still doesn’t know where I’Share TweetALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) -- The Oakland Raiders chose a coordinator to get their offense back to a power-running scheme suited to star back Darren McFadden.Share Tweet
Reggie McKenzie mum on plans for Rolando McClainIn a recent sit-down with several members of the media, Raiders G.M. Reggie McKenzie didn’t discourage any questions. For some , however, he politely declined to give a substantive answer. McKenzie was particularly mum regarding linebacker Rolando McCShare Tweet
Raiders hire Bobby April as special teams coordinatorThe Oakland Raiders announced Saturday evening they have hired Bobby April as special teams coordinator. April is a two-time special teams coach of the year winning the award in 2004 and 2008, both while a member of the Buffalo Bills coaching staff. Apr…Share Tweet
K-State's Klein struggles through Shrine gameCollin Klein hoped to use the East-West Shrine Game as his first opportunity to prove he has the ability to play quarterback on the NFL level.Share Tweet
D-II tailback Hill tallies 2 TDs at All-Star ClassicMissouri Western running back Michael Hill outplayed many of his big-school counterparts at the first Raycom College Football All-Star Classic on Saturday.Share TweetEight teams fired their coaches and all the offices are now filled and probably equipped with brand-new sleeper couches as the seven rookie head coaches fall right into the trap of Andy Reid, the one recycled coach, of working long hours with diminishin…Share Tweet
South Carolina WR/KR Sanders will enter draftSouth Carolina Gamecocks wide receiver/punt returner Ace Sanders has elected to forego his senior season to enter the 2013 NFL draft.Share Tweet
BETRAYED! Manti Te'o may be victim of hoax, but his string of lies is still crushing blow to American publicThe whole narrative is suspect. Manti Te’o wants America to give him a pass so he can go on to the NFL and make a fortune. If this is the plan of his representatives at Creative Artists to paint him as a love-sick deluded kid, it’s not working. If heShare Tweet
De Smith curious to hear more from NFL, coaches association on diversityOn Friday, the NFL admitted disappointment regarding the failure of any teams to hire minority candidates for any of the eight head-coaching and seven G.M.-level jobs. NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith is curious to hear more from the league, and…Share TweetRegardless of whether linebacker Manti Te’o knew or should have known that his fake dead girlfriend was indeed fake and, in turn, not dead, Te’o has opted not to rely on the distraction created by his knowledge of the hoax as an excuse for his subparShare TweetTwo days after being hired as head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars, Gus Bradley has filled both coordinator positions on his coaching staff. The Jaguars announced Saturday they have hired former Chicago Bears linebacker coach Bob Babich as defensive c…Share TweetRarely if ever (but for Al Pacino in And Justice For All) does a lawyer proclaim to the world that his client is guilty. So it is with that grain of salted truth that we should regard any and all comments ever made by a lawyer about his client. Includi…Share TweetWith a record 73 underclassmen certified to enter the 2013 draft, an obvious question arises: How many will be drafted? Here’s an obvious answer: Not all of them. The 2012 Official NFL Record & Fact Book has the full chart of eligible underclassmenShare Tweet
Smith hints at possible link between concussions and painkillersAs the dangers of concussions have become more and more clear, many quietly have speculated on the potential impact of steroids and performance-enhancing drugs on the cumulative impact of repetitive brain trauma. In a recent interview with USA Today, NF…Share TweetIt is such a shame that great athletes and their accomplishments are measured by championships. You say that when you look at the body of work that Tony Gonzalez has amassed over 16 NFL seasons.Share Tweet
Colts Punter Pat McAfee Nearly Got Catfished, Too, But Realized He Wasn't Famous Enough For Groupiesdeadspin.com Jan 19, 2013It's still difficult to tell to what extent Manti Te'o was duped by Ronaiah Tuiasosopo and any co-conspirators, but if he did begin the relationship in good faith, he'd join at least one other athlete that has been taken in-if briefly-by online an suiShare Tweet
Texas A&M gave Kevin Sumlin a raise to ward off NFL interestAs eight NFL head-coaching vacancies led to scores of names being mentioned as candidates to fill those vacancies, one name we didn’t hear was that of Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin. But Texas A&M was concerned enough about NFL interest that Sumlin was abShare Tweet
Saturday one-liners: How long did it take the New York media to bring …How long did it take the New York media to bring up new offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg’s 2002 decision to kick off in sudden death overtime? Not very. Arkansas QB Tyler Wilson is drawing comparisons to Bills Hall of Famer Jim Kelly. The DolphiShare Tweet
Manti Te’o: I lied to my dad “to avoid all the questions”As he continues to insist that he wasn’t involved in a hoax and really believed he was in an online relationship with a woman named Lennay Kekua, Manti Te’o admits he lied at times to make people think he had met Lennay in person. ESPN has posted whatShare Tweet
Dashon Goldson fined $10,000, admits “It was a good call by the ref”San Francisco safety Dashon Goldson has been fined $10,000 for a hit in the 49ers’ win over the Packers, and he says he understands what he did wrong. The NFL has confirmed that Goldson was fined for a hit on Green Bay’s DuJuan Harris. Goldson said heShare TweetPhiladelphia Eagles interview Jim Herrmann of New York Giants for defensive coordinator position, according to source.Share TweetThe Lions have made another addition to their coaching staff, with the hiring of John Bonamego as special teams coordinator. Bonamego comes from the Jaguars, where he was the special teams coordinator last year. In Detroit he replaces Danny Crossman, wh…Share TweetThe full list of early entries in the 2013 NFL draft is out, and here are a few things about it that caught our eye: — Two Texas A&M players, defensive end Damontre Moore and offensive tackle Luke Joeckel, have a chance of being the two first players taShare TweetNew Cardinals coach Bruce Arians is bringing along a Colts assistant as his offensive coordinator. Harold Goodwin, who coached under Arians as offensive line coach in Indianapolis last year, will be the Cardinals’ offensive coordinator this season, accoShare Tweet
21 Ravens on injury reportThe Patriots are surprisingly healthy for Sunday’s AFC title game, but for the players already on injured reserve (like, you know, “Gonk“). The Ravens are less healthy, but the bulk of their injured players are listed as probable. Cornerback Asa JacShare TweetWhat has been speculated for days is now official, as former Bears defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli has joined the Cowboys as defensive line coach. The team announced the move, which was expected from the time Marinelli told new Bears coach Marc Tres…Share TweetRex Ryan will hire Marty Mornhinweg as his third offensive coordinator in three years, which will put an official end to the farce of Ground and Pound. Nobody likes to heave the ball in the air more than Mornhinweg, who had an even more disappointing se…Share TweetCNNSI.com Jan 19, 2013INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The Indianapolis Colts have their new offensive coordinator, and it's someone Andrew Luck already knows.Share TweetOn Wednesday, Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o issued a statement characterizing himself as the victim of a hoax involving a fictitious girlfriend who faked her own death. On Friday, Te’o submitted to an off-camera interview in the presence of his lShare Tweet
San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh looking to overcome Super Bowl hurdleJan 19The Super Bowl has eluded San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh his entire career. Can Colin Kaepernick make the third time a charm for Harbaugh?
Baltimore Ravens: Forged by steelJan 19This season has been a roller coaster for the Baltimore Ravens. However, through tragedy and injury, they have overcome adversity to emerge as one of the league's four remaining teams.
More important to Ravens offense: Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice or Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco?Jan 19Shaun O'Hara takes a look at which member of the Baltimore Ravens backfield is more vital for the Ravens to have success.
Super Bowl Secrets: Len DawsonJan 19Len Dawson shares a story from his Super Bowl IV championship.