This is the July 6, 2013 news archive. View today's NFL rumors and news.
Jay-Z looks ready to conquer the sports world with Roc Nation Agency
nydailynews.com Updated Jul 6, 2013
Jay-Z has now been officially approved as an agent in Major League Baseball and the NBA, and eventually the NFL will follow suit. Then you wait to see how many other big names, big young stars from the other sports, want to follow suit.Upvote Share Tweet
NFL considers banning academically ineligible players from Scouting CombineIn response to the criticism arising from the Aaron Hernandez case, the NFL is considering a change that, in our view, ultimately will have no impact on the decision of teams to take chances on players with questionable backgrounds. According to Bruce F…Upvote Share TweetHundreds of Patriots fans lined up to exchange their Aaron Hernandez jerseys for jersey replicas featuring other players at the team’s store in Foxborough, Mass.Upvote Share TweetGiants linebacker Dan Connor has reportedly been arrested for carrying a switchblade knife at Philadelphia International Airport. Philadelphia TV station WPVI reports that Connor, who grew up in the Philadelphia area, was arrested at 9 a.m. on Saturday …Upvote Share TweetYes, it would have been better if Urban Meyer had left the can of worms closed. Now that Meyer has defended himself and the University of Florida football program in connection with the background and history of Aaron Hernandez, Meyer has invited increa…Upvote Share TweetAuthorities in Massachusetts will waste little time to officially file charges against Ernest Wallace. Accused of serving as an accessory after the fact in connection with the murder of Odin Lloyd, Wallace recently was transported from Florida to Massac…Upvote Share Tweet
Chilo Rachal denies he quit on the BearsChilo Rachal started eight games at guard for the Bears last year, but in November he left the team for what were termed “personal reasons” shortly after he was demoted from the first-string offensive line. Now Rachal is speaking out and denying that he…Upvote Share TweetDion Bagby, who recently earned a spot on the Ravens’ cheerleading squad, died Friday in a motorcycle accident, according to the Frederick (Va.) News-Post. Bagby was 27. An Oklahoma native who resided in Vienna, Virginia, Bagby was slated to debut this …Upvote Share Tweet
Yeremiah Bell’s persistence, effort led him to the NFLEvery player has a story about his path to pro football. Plenty of them are similar. Few mirror Yeremiah Bell’s. As explained recently by Josh Weinfuss of the Cardinals’ website, Bell had a Rudy-style journey, working in a steel mill before willing his …Upvote Share Tweet
John Harbaugh did indeed buy Lombardi Trophies for his entire staffFootball is a game of tradition. And Ravens coach John Harbaugh has gone all in, setting a precedent that won’t be cheap for others to match in the future. PFT has confirmed that Harbaugh had replicas of the Vince Lombardi Trophy made for everyone on hi…Upvote Share Tweet
Nic Purcell appreciates help, lack of ‘hazing’ from Eagles’ teammatesAt 27, offensive tackle Nic Purcell is the Philadelphia Eagles’ oldest rookie. That alone would probably make for an interesting backstory. But it gets more intriguing. Purcell, who joined the Eagles as a tryout player in the spring after an eligibility…Upvote Share Tweet
Mark Murphy: Packers will retire Favre’s number before 2016The Green Bay Packers expect to retire former quarterback Brett Favre’s number before 2016, when Favre will be eligible for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Answering a fan’s question on the Packers’ website, Packers President and CEO Mark Murphy said he …Upvote Share Tweet
Arizona Cardinals salary cap outlook: Larry Fitzgerald’s cap number jumps in 2014yahoo.com Updated Jul 6, 2013The "Shutdown Countdown" is underway. In addition to previewing each team, "Shutdown Corner" will be taking a brief look at each team's salary cap situation heading into the 2013 season and beyond. We continue the series with the Ari…Upvote Share TweetSan Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick thinks it’s no big deal that he likes to wear a Miami Dolphins hat. His coach may disagree. When 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh was a player, he made it very clear that he didn’t like seeing anyone wearing an o…Upvote Share Tweet
Saturday morning one-linersWR Jeremy Kerley, RB Bilal Powell, and RB Joe McKnight caught the eye of Jets C Nick Mangold during offseason workouts. The Bills’ official website looks at the nickel corner position for 2013. Dolphins coach Joe Philbin is loosening up a bit in his sec…Upvote Share Tweet
Vereen getting looks outside for PatriotsConsidering their big-money wide receiver contract this offseason went to the oft-injured Danny Amendola and not Wes Welker, there are reasonable concerns about the Patriots’ first option in the passing game. But with Aaron Hernandez gone and Rob Gronko…Upvote Share TweetBills franchise player Jairus Byrd doesn’t appear to be making any progress toward a long-term contract. All has been quiet on both sides, according to James Walker of ESPN. Byrd, a free safety who started 16 games, intercepted five passes and forced fo…Upvote Share Tweet
New England Patriots Aaron Hernandez jersey swap attracts hundreds of fansJul 6Omar Ruiz has the latest on the Aaron Hernandez jersey exchange at the New England Patriots team store.
Urban Meyer Denies Blame For HernandezJul 6Urban Meyer broke his silence regarding former Florida tight end Aaron Hernandez, saying that placing blame on Meyer or the university is irresponsible.
Patriots Offer Hernandez Jersey SwapJul 6Michele Steele talks with Patriots fans who exchanged their Aaron Hernandez jerseys for other gear.