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Receiver Randy Moss emerged from retirement to play for the 49ers this season. But if he manages to hoist the Lombardi Trophy, he won’t be walking off into the sunset with it like Michael Strahan or Jerome Bettis or John Elway. Per a source with knowlShare TweetVikings tight end Kyle Rudolph was named the 2013 Pro Bowl’s Most Valuable Player on Sunday after recording five catches for 122 yards and a touchdown in the NFC’s 62-35 win over the AFC. Utilized most frequently by the NFC’s first two quarterbacksShare Tweet
J.J. Watt lines up again at receiver, NFC uses Jason Pierre-Paul at corner and he picks off Andrew LuckThe athletic ability of NFL players really should never be forgotten. Houston's 295-pound defensive end J.J. Watt lined up at receiver in the first quarter of the Pro Bowl, and ran a decent route against Bears cornerback Charles Tillman on a ball that w…Share TweetDown 31-14 at halftime of the Pro Bowl, the AFC opened the third quarter with Texans quarterback Matt Schaub being intercepted by Seahawks safety Earl Thomas. It was Schaub’s second pick after replacing Peyton Manning. The NFC’s third quarterback of tShare Tweet
NFC whipping AFC 31-14 in Pro BowlAfter the NFC jumped out in front 10-7 in the Pro Bowl’s initial 16 minutes, Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson briefly returned the lead to the AFC by reading Giants quarterback Eli Manning’s eyes in zone coverage and picking off Eli’s pass, which wShare Tweet
Jeff Saturday hikes it to Peyton Manning one last time in the Pro BowlThe NFC loaned center Jeff Saturday to the AFC for a play, for one of the coolest moments you'll see in a Pro Bowl. Saturday played his first 13 seasons with the Indianapolis Colts, hiking the ball to Peyton Manning time after time, including in the Col…Share TweetCNNSI.com Jan 27, 2013It's here, so get ready for the blitz. Peter King kicks off Super Bowl XLVII week by getting Alex Smith to open up, remembering the Colin Kaepernick draft and much, much more.Share TweetWeather may be an issue, but that won't stop us from bringing you a running account of the biggest hits and most exciting plays in this year's star-studded NFL Pro Bowl. More »Share Tweet
The secret scouting at the Senior Bowl: Coaches looking for jobsMOBILE, Ala. -- The Senior Bowl week is all about prospects getting time with NFL teams -- interviewing, answering questions on and off the field, and trying to prove that they have what it takes to make it in the pros. However, that's about more than j…Share Tweet
NFL.com: "Pro Bowl Might Be Hampered By Rainy, Windy Weather"OK, OK-keep it together, man. Don't laugh. "Hampered by rain." Don't you dare laugh. Just-just read the article. You can do that. "...billed this year's Pro Bowl as Peyton Manning vs. Eli Manning, a battle of the brothers, with the headline: 'FootballShare Tweet
Aloha: Tune in for live-streaming Pro Bowl action hereThere’s nothing easier than making Pro Bowl jokes. But be honest with yourself. Not only are you going to watch it, but you’re going to talk about it with your buddies. So why not hang out here, watch the game streaming live on NBCSports.com, completeShare Tweet
Report: Jake Long wants “at least” $10 million annuallyJake Long was once considered in many circles to be the best left tackle in football. His stock has fallen off dramatically due to myriad injuries and declining performance, and he’s slated to hit a deep free-agent market for offensive tackles this MarcShare TweetWith MetLife Stadium hosting Super Bowl XLVIII, the Jets and Giants naturally will be loaning their facilities to the teams that qualify - assuming both of them don’t. But the NFL has rejected an attempt by the two teams to keep their enemies out ofShare TweetThe player rep for Cowboys impending free agent linebacker Anthony Spencer recently said his client is prepared to convert to defensive end in order to fit Dallas’ new 4-3 scheme, under coordinator Monte Kiffin. Spencer has entertained the idea, and soShare Tweet
Report: Gruden to Dallas talk is “ridiculous”The Cowboys have a bunch of coaches on their staff that coached for Jon Gruden in Tampa, leading some to speculate that Cowboys owner Jerry Jones might be mulling a move at head coach. Ed Werder of ESPN, who has spent a lot of time covering the Cowboys …Share Tweet
Infection in foot forces Todd Herremans to have surgeryEagles tackle Todd Herremans had a bit of a hitch in his recovery from the dislocated bone in his foot that ended his 2012 season early. Geoff Mosher of CSNPhilly.com reports that Herremans recently needed to have a surgical procedure on the foot after …Share Tweet
Dockett wanted out if Cardinals kept WhisenhuntCardinals defensive tackle Darnell Dockett is in a good mood now, digging his new coach and joking that Twitter-sensation beauty queens aren’t his type. It wasn’t always this happy. According to Dan Bickley of the Arizona Republic, Dockett was prepareShare TweetNEW ORLEANS — Political analysts James Carville and Mary Matalin have spent many years arguing their individual philosophies (in summary: He's on the left, and she's not) even as they've enjoyed a surprisingly happy marriage for most of the last two decShare TweetThe Dallas Cowboys are set to hire former Tennessee Volunteers head coach Derek Dooley as their new wide receivers coach, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.Share TweetBruce Arians spent 2012 as the offensive coordinator and, for 12 games, interim head coach for the Colts, but he was with the Steelers for several years before heading to Indianapolis. Arians has now moved on to become the head coach of the Cardinals an…Share TweetCNNSI.com Jan 27, 2013NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A person familiar with the situation says the Titans have talked with suspended defensive coordinator Gregg Williams and are interested in hiring him.Share TweetWe’re a little less than a week away from finding out who will be the NFL’s Most Valuable Player in a race much closer than we see in most seasons. Vikings running back Adrian Peterson and Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning each turned in seasons goodShare TweetRavens linebacker Terrell Suggs might be quieter than usual during the run-up to the Super Bowl, but that may be because he’s concentrating on getting his game back to its usual level. Suggs’ start to the season was delayed by an offseason Achilles inShare TweetSo "Saturday Night Live" decided to take on Ray Lewis this week on "Weekend Update," and the impression was pretty darn accurate: a weeping, praying, the-world-bows-down-to-me Ray, courtesy of Kenan Thompson. You'll want to watch to …Share TweetOne of the NFL’s best player Twitter accounts decided to call it a career this weekend. Football, not Twitter. Former Bears and Panthers (and briefly Lions and Jaguars) safety Chris Harris announced his retirement Saturday night. The former sixth-roundeShare Tweet
LeSean McCoy Sics Twitter Army On His "Broke, Worthless" Babymama After She Accuses Him Of Being A Deadbeat DadLook, we have no idea if LeSean McCoy is a deadbeat dad. The mother of his child LeSean McCoy Jr. is alleging that to be the case-and a whole lot more. Indeed, in a bizarre battle that resulted in McCoy deleting his twitter account, the babymama (knownShare TweetThe long-term impact of repeated collisions on the skull, health and psyche of NFL players has become one of the sport's paramount concerns, with lawsuits and allegations flying. Now, the nation's First Football Fan has weighed in ... and he's expressin…Share Tweet
Tattoo parlor offering $49 49ers tattoosAvid San Fran fans in the vicinity of Vallejo, California can put their melanocytes where their mouth is, for less money. Allied Ink Tattoos & Piercings is offering 49ers-related tattoos for only 49 dollars. “We’re super excited, so we decided, ‘WhyShare TweetNew York Giants free-agent-to-be defensive end Osi Umenyiora has hired new agents, Tom Condon and Ben Dogra, of CAA, according to NFL Players Association records.Share Tweet
One-Time Raiders Defensive End Anthony Smith May Be The NFL's First Sociopathic Serial KillerAnthony Smith was a defensive end for Alabama and Arizona for four years before being drafted 11th in the first round of the 1990 NFL Draft (six spots behind Junior Seau, six ahead of Emmitt Smith). He played seven seasons for the Raiders-the first fourShare Tweet
Sources: Redskins' Williams popped with bottleRedskins offensive tackle Trent Williams was Tasered in the back and cracked over the head with a champagne bottle during a Friday-morning melee yet still did not fall to the ground, sources say.Share Tweet
Justin Durant hopes to stay with LionsThe Lions will have plenty of key free agents this offseason. One who hopes to stick around is linebacker Justin Durant. “I want to sign,” Durant tells Carlos Monarrez of the Detroit Free Press. “Am I sure? No. I don’t know exactly what’Share TweetA lack of blitzing helped sink the Bills defense this season. Dolphins G.M. Jeff Ireland is bullish on G John Jerry. Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston.com looks back at the trade that sent QB Matt Cassel and LB Mike Vrabel from the Patriots to the Chiefs and say…Share Tweet
Payton explains “ducks in a row” commentFrom the moment the NFL pulled the sheet off the Saints bounty case, the NFL accused Saints coach Sean Payton of telling his staff to “get your ducks in a row” when the league first investigated the situation in early 2010. Here’s how we explained iShare TweetThe prevailing view inside and outside the Jets organization is that owner Woody Johnson has no desire to pay cornerback Darrelle Revis the kind of money he’d fetch on the open market. With the Jets having no way to keep Revis from hitting the open maShare Tweet
Future NFL stadiums could feature less sitting, more standingOur pal Sam Farmer of the Los Angeles Times has written an article that looks at the various challenges the NFL is facing. One of the biggest arises from persuading fans to choose to attend games over watching them at home. Late in the item comes an in…Share Tweet
Jim Harbaugh, 49ers Arrive At Super BowlJan 27Jim Harbaugh addresses the media Sunday with the 49ers in pursuit of their sixth Super Bowl title.
NFC Routs AFC In Pro BowlJan 27Russell Wilson threw three touchdown passes and the Vikings' Kyle Rudolph took home MVP honors as the NFC coasted to a 62-35 win over the AFC.
Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis' top 5 playoff momentsJan 27Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis' illustrious career has been filled with special moments. "NFL Total Access" looks at the future Hall of Famer's five best playoff memories.
Wilson: 'It's been an unbelievable week'Jan 27Seattle Seahawks rookie quarterback Russell Wilson spoke with Fran Charles about his huge Pro Bowl debut, throwing for 98 yards and three touchdowns.