This is the July 9, 2013 news archive. View today's NFL rumors and news.
Jets, Giants sued by mall developer for hampering construction efforts
The developers of a proposed mall at the Meadowlands Sports Complex in East Rutherford, New Jersey are fighting back against the New York Jets and New York Giants after the teams combined to file an injunction to halt construction of the facility. Accor…Upvote Share Tweet
With the P.R. battle long since lost, the NFL nevertheless has scored an important legal victory regarding the seating fiasco that unfolded during Super Bowl XLV in North Texas. According to the Associated Press, class-action status has been denied for …Upvote Share Tweet
KKTV reports that Denver Broncos executive Tom Heckert was arrested last month for drunk driving.KKTV reports that Denver Broncos executive Tom Heckert was arrested last month for drunk driving. This news comes a day after we heard that Matt Russell, Broncos' director of player personnel, was charged with a DUI over the weekend. [KKTV]Read more...Upvote Share Tweet
Report: Roger Goodell, Robert Kraft among Sun Valley inviteesThe famed Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference began Tuesday in Sun Valley, Idaho, and several NFL figures are reportedly on the guest list for this annual retreat where corporate and political titans meet. According to an invite list published by …Upvote Share TweetCarlos Ortiz, one of the alleged accomplices in the Aaron Hernandez case, says he was told that Hernandez said he killed Odin Lloyd.Upvote Share TweetTwo executives in the Broncos’ front office have been arrested for drunk driving, and the team is expecting significant consequences. Broncos President Joe Ellis told the Denver Post that Matt Russell and Tom Heckert, the top two personnel people under …Upvote Share TweetA report said the former N.F.L. player Aaron Hernandez slammed the door on the police investigating the murder of an acquaintance of his.Upvote Share TweetReaction to the contract to be signed (if it hasn’t already been) by Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford has been mixed. Initially characterized as a “blockbuster,” the truth is that it’s worth far less than the $20 million-per-year contracts signed in 2…Upvote Share TweetESPN.com Updated Jul 9, 2013Posts on a gossip website that a former Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader is suing for defamation were so devastating that she once considered suicide and wants to keep other people from being hurt the same way, she testified Tuesday.Upvote Share TweetDolphins defensive lineman Paul Soliai has made a lot of money in the NFL. He’s now carving off a big chunk of it to help the college program that helped him succeed at the next level. The University of Utah has announced that Soliai has pledged $250,00…Upvote Share TweetESPN.com Updated Jul 9, 2013The San Francisco 49ers have signed first-round pick Eric Reid to a four-year contract.Upvote Share TweetMaybe our favorite thing NFL.com has ever done: A 2013 supplemental mock draft. [NFL.com]Read more...Upvote Share Tweet
The Browns Will Hold A Wiener Dog RaceThat's the sausage-shaped nugget dropped into this article on the ways the Cleveland game day experience will be changing this season.Read more...Upvote Share Tweet
Michael Johnson on contract: There’s no ill will, it’s a businessOn Monday, we shared a report that it is unlikely that the Bengals would reach agreement on a contract extension with defensive end Michael Johnson before the July 15 deadline for teams to sign players with franchise tags to multi-year contracts. Johnso…Upvote Share TweetPatriots tight end Rob Gronkowski appears to be making strides toward returning from back surgery. But just how soon he’ll return to the field remains to be seen. Gronkowski has resumed some light workouts, and Ed Werder of ESPN reported that people who…Upvote Share TweetAt this time of year, there’s not much NFL news to go around unless it involves Aaron Hernandez. So the word from the Dolphins that wide receiver Joe Hastings was placed on the reserve-retired list will get a mention it might not otherwise have at anoth…Upvote Share TweetThere were plenty of Giants fans and likely more than a few people associated with the team worried about how wide receiver Victor Cruz’s quest for a new contract would impact the team during the coming season, but those worries were put to rest on Mond…Upvote Share TweetFormer first-round pick Rolando McClain’s trying to get his life back together at college, and he’s trying to clear his name at the same time. McClain, who was placed on the reserve-retired list by the Ravens after his most recent arrest, pleaded not gu…Upvote Share TweetIn the end, neither the prosecution nor the lawyers representing Aaron Hernandez were able to persuade a judge to keep secret the details of the search warrants issued in connection with the investigation of the death of Odin Lloyd. Eight search warrant…Upvote Share TweetGiven the end result, it’s hard to argue with the way the Ravens did business last year. But their moves this offseason make it clear they want to go about things differently. The Ravens were a statistical oddity while winning the Super Bowl last year, …Upvote Share Tweet
Marcell Dareus: Brother’s death took a toll last yearJust after the Bills started their 2012 season, defensive lineman Marcell Dareus was forced to deal with a tragedy in his family. His brother Simeon Gilmore was one of three men shot to death in Pelham, Alabama, an event that caused Dareus to leave the …Upvote Share Tweet
2013 NFL Preview: AFC NorthCNNSI.com Updated Jul 9, 2013With the start of NFL camps just weeks away, Chris Burke begins his division-by-division look at where each team stands heading into the 2013 season. First stop: the AFC North.Upvote Share TweetThe New England Patriots were probably not the only team that liked Aaron Hernandez heading into the 2010 NFL draft. But it’s starting to seem that way. As the appalling stories about Hernandez’s personal life continue, more and more teams are saying th…Upvote Share TweetAccording to multiple reports, Baltimore Ravens first-round safety Matt Elam does not plan to hire an agent at this time and will negotiate his own rookie contract. Going without an agent is highly unorthodox, but Elam has the benefit of a support syste…Upvote Share TweetVolume 12 is organizing an effort to break the Guinness World Record for "loudest crowd roar at a sports stadium" on Sept. 15, during the Seahawks' home opener vs. the hated San Francisco 49ers.Upvote Share TweetWhen the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were formed in 1976, they unveiled a garish uniform with two shades of orange and the “Bucco Bruce” logo on the helmet. Those uniforms were put on the shelf in 1998, and most people thought the new Pewter uniforms were an i…Upvote Share TweetThe Jacksonville Jaguars on Tuesday signed rookie Denard Robinson, who is officially listed as an "offensive weapon" on the team's roster.Upvote Share Tweet
Roddy White wades into Kaepernick capgateWith 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick finally trying to put to rest a slow-news-week controversy that stirred up the fan base and a couple of old-school analysts, Falcons receiver Roddy White has decided to keep things moving a bit. And to that we say…Upvote Share Tweet
If Chip Kelly succeeds with Philadelphia Eagles, expect more college coaches to get a NFL shotWhen Steve Spurrier came to the NFL and promptly failed, it's no surprise it took a while for another NFL team to take a chance on a creative college coach. It's actually surprising it happened as quickly as it did. Chip Kelly is the latest experiment. …Upvote Share Tweet
Browns to add weiner dog races this seasonFor years, the Browns have celebrated the Dawg Pound persona. This year, they will officially go to the dogs. As part of efforts to help modernize and personalize the fan experience, the Browns are rolling out a number of new initiatives, including brin…Upvote Share Tweet
Tennessee Titans salary cap outlook: Big changes could be coming in 2014The "Shutdown Countdown" is going full steam ahead. 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 serie…Upvote Share TweetThe Browns are giving a jersey to the family of a fan who asked for six players to serve as pallbearers at his funeral.Upvote Share Tweet
Drew Rosenhaus wrestles shark, launches a thousand bad superagent jokesDrew Rosenhaus, the hyperaggressive and relentlessly self-promoting agent to many NFL stars, apparently decided to do a little shark-wrestling over the weekend. This could have been a worse idea than pitching Terrell Owens as a quality NFL teammate, but…Upvote Share Tweet
Mark Barron looking to Revis and Goldson as mentorsThe arrival of cornerback Darrelle Revis in Tampa has already benefitted safety Mark Barron. Barron got $50,000 from Revis to give up the No. 24, a nice chunk of change for a number that Barron only wore for one season. That’s not all that Barron hopes …Upvote Share TweetHopefully, Colin Kaepernick's latest photo puts to an end the scandal that shocked the world and showed that we really, really need training camp to get here already. The San Francisco 49ers quarterback wore a Miami Dolphins hat last week, and this grew…Upvote Share Tweet
Lewand suspension could be indicator for RussellIt was obvious from yesterday’s other-than-boilerplate statement that the Broncos were seriously disturbed by the arrest of director of player personnel Matt Russell. But any punishment from his boss isn’t all Russell has to worry about, as team officia…Upvote Share Tweet
Tuesday morning one-linersFormer Bills G Joe DeLamielleure will walk 213 miles from Buffalo to Canton to raise money and awareness for children in need of new prosthetic legs. Dolphins RB Lamar Miller feels comfortable heading into his second season. Individual tickets to Patrio…Upvote Share Tweet
Lance Easley recounts pressure and decision-making on “Fail Mary”Nearly 10 months removed from the call that brought him into the national spotlight while serving as a replacement official for a Monday night game between the Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks, Lance Easley was back in the Seattle area on Sunday a…Upvote Share TweetProsecutors have continued to dance around the question of whether they believe Aaron Hernandez pulled the trigger on the gun that fired bullets that killed Odin Lloyd. Again on Monday, the chief law enforcement officer in Bristol County declined to spe…Upvote Share Tweet
Documents say Hernandez fingered as shooterJul 9According to court documents, a man linked to the murder case against Aaron Hernandez told police that the former New England Patriots tight end admitted firing the fatal shots.
Documents say Aaron Hernandez admitted to shootingJul 9According to court documents, a man linked to the murder case against Aaron Hernandez told police that the former New England Patriots tight end admitted firing the fatal shots.
Cruzin' to elite status?Jul 9Shaun O'Hara and Donovan McNabb discuss on "NFL Total Access" whether New York Giants star Victor Cruz is an elite receiver or just a good slot receiver.
Which wide receiver duo is the best in the NFL?Jul 9Which wide receiver duo is better: Roddy White and Julio Jones, Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker or Victor Cruz and Hakeem Nicks? "NFL Total Access" debates.
NFL - Victor Cruz deal will benefit Hakeem NicksJul 9Victor Cruz's new deal with the Giants is good news for teammate Hakeem Nicks, writes John Clayton.