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New York Jets fifth-round draft pick Oday Aboushi, the 22-year-old offensive lineman from the University of Virginia, is a physical freak. He's 6-foot-6 and weighs over 300 pounds, which is one of the main reasons why he's in the NFL. He's also a Palest…Upvote Share Tweet
Jaguars RB coach expects Jones-Drew to be ready for padsJacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew hasn’t been able to practice since a foot injury ended his 2012 season in October. He wasn’t cleared to practice during the team’s offseason workouts and chose to handle his rehabilitation away from t…Upvote Share Tweet
Police find Vincent's stolen Super Bowl ringPolice found a Super Bowl ring and three LSU Tigers rings during a homicide investigation in Baton Rouge, La., on Wednesday.Upvote Share TweetSince the regular season ended, the NFL has delayed taking action regarding Cowboys defensive lineman Josh Brent, who faces intoxication manslaughter charges after a December 2012 auto accident that claimed the life of teammate Jerry Brown. With Brent a…Upvote Share TweetThe Seattle Seahawks claimed former San Francisco 49ers long-snapper Kyle Nelson off waivers and released wide receiver Charly Martin on Thursday. Nelson is the second long-snapper Seattle has brought in this offseason to compete with incumbent Clint Gr…Upvote Share TweetThe lawsuits against Pilot Flying J keep piling up, all of them filed by customers who apparently aren’t reacting as intended to the company’s vow to make things right. The latest suit claims that Browns owner Jimmy Haslam was the one who made things wr…Upvote Share TweetNEW YORK (AP) -- A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that New York Jets rookie quarterback Geno Smith will not attend Mark Sanchez's camp for teammates in Southern California this week.Upvote Share Tweet
Essay: Fanfare for a Fellow Browns Fan, 2 Yards Undernytimes.com Jul 11, 2013When the writer saw the man’s obituary request, for “six Cleveland Browns pallbearers so the Browns can let him down one last time,” he knew they would have had a lot in common.Upvote Share TweetBroncos president Joe Ellis is acknowledging that the team has some atoning to do after two of its top front office executives were busted for driving drunk. “We’re not perfect. We’ve made our errors. We admit it. You can say we apologized for it — but …Upvote Share TweetMike Flacco, the younger brother of Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco, has decided to try to follow in big brother’s footsteps and make a go of it in football. In April, Mike Flacco announced that he would quit minor league baseball after failing to make it…Upvote Share TweetAs the Chargers keep waiting for the powers-that-be in San Diego to fuel the effort to build a new stadium, the latest story on the effort reveals the biggest reason why the project is going nowhere. Actually, it’s 700 million reasons. Chargers chief ma…Upvote Share Tweet
Report: Kerry Rhodes says he’s “looking at” four teamsOne of the top unsigned veteran safeties is reportedly considering four teams. While Kerry Rhodes wouldn’t name those clubs, the ex-Cardinal and ex-Jet told Solomon Crenshaw Jr. of Al.com Thursday that he intends to play in 2013. “It’s in the works,” Rh…Upvote Share Tweet
Cowboys waive DT Rob Callaway from injured reserveThe Cowboys waived defensive tackle Rob Callaway from injured reserve with an injury settlement on Thursday, according to the NFL’s official transaction log. Callaway, 25, appeared in a pair of games as a reserve for Dallas in 2012 after a stint on the …Upvote Share Tweet
Professional courtesy saves Rosenhaus from being eatenSeveral of you have sent a video of what purports to be agent Drew Rosenhaus wrestling a shark, but which appears to be some snorkeled guy in the water who is grabbing a shark by the tail while others shout hysterical words of caution, and profanity. Th…Upvote Share Tweet&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;br /&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt; Rob Gronkowski is still carefree, and maybe even more so these days, he said. Appearing at a book signing for "Growing Up Gronk," the New Engl…Upvote Share TweetWhen it comes to the modern NFL, Fred Smoot falls into roughly the same category as Marcus Vick. Sure, Smoot had a much more prolific pro football career than Mike Vick’s younger brother. Then again, anyone who ever actually suited up for an NFL game ha…Upvote Share TweetPanthers coach Ron Rivera acknowledged that his team might still be trying to fix one of the weakest spots on the roster. Rivera confirmed last week’s report that the Panthers were talking to veteran safety Quintin Mikell. “Without getting into details,…Upvote Share Tweet
Tim Tebow’s biggest admirer is … Darryl Strawberry?This one is so random it seems like a Mad Libs puzzle. In an interview with USA Today, former major-league star Darryl Strawberry – who was just as well known for his problems off the field as he was his prowess on it – said about New England Patriots q…Upvote Share TweetWe’re waiting to hear what kind of discipline Broncos front office executives Tom Heckert and Matt Russell face for their recent DUI arrests and some have wondered if the Broncos could suffer if two of their top personnel men are suspended at the same t…Upvote Share TweetPatriots running back Brandon Bolden is recovering from a sprained ankle that has prevented him from running at all this offseason. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Bolden sprained his ankle in the winter while working out on his own and didn’t run at…Upvote Share Tweet
What Do Arrests Data Really Say About NFL Players And Crime?deadspin.com Jul 11, 2013You can find all kinds of data about all the arrests in the NFL; tracking the alleged criminal behavior of football players has become something of a cottage industry unto itself. The San Diego Union-Tribune has a comprehensive database from 2000 to the…Upvote Share TweetMark Sanchez’s Jets West camp convened again, but apparently without the competition for his starting job. According to Kristian Dyer of Metro New York, rookie quarterback Geno Smith wasn’t there as players were gathering Wednesday night, and none of th…Upvote Share TweetStop us if you’ve heard this one before, but an NFL player is reportedly ahead of schedule in his recovery from an injury. The player in question this time is Giants fullback Henry Hynoski, who injured the MCL and lateral plateau in his left knee during…Upvote Share TweetMonths after a jury deadlocked on the question of whether a website defamed her, a new jury heard former Bengals cheerleader Sarah Jones’ case against thedirty.com, found in her favor, and awarded her $338,000 in damages. According to the Associated Pre…Upvote Share Tweet
Marcus Vick compares Zimmerman case to Mike Vick’s legal troublesMarcus Vick had plenty of football talent; his NFL career nevertheless was extremely limited. But Marcus, via his off-field issues and his connection to Eagles quarterback Mike Vick, remains on the fringes of pro football. Especially when Marcus says or…Upvote Share Tweet
Ranking the training camp QB battles, from most interesting to ‘Jacksonville Jaguars’There are many training camp position battles that will have a much bigger effect on the outcome of the 2013 NFL season than who plays quarterback for the Oakland Raiders or Jacksonville Jaguars. Whoever wins the battle to be Seattle's backup running ba…Upvote Share TweetThe Jaguars have just one draft pick left to sign. The agent for wide receiver Ace Sanders told Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun that his client has reached agreement on a four-year deal with the Jaguars, leaving only sixth-round safety Josh Evans unsi…Upvote Share TweetThe annual deadline for signing franchise players to multi-year deals arrives on Monday, July 15. After that day, none of the eight tagged players can sign long-term deals with their current teams until after the end of the regular season. To date, six …Upvote Share TweetNew Arizona Cardinals teammates Carson Palmer and Larry Fitzgerald are getting work together in Minnesota before training camp begins later this month.Upvote Share Tweet
Report: Packers working on extension for Morgan BurnettPackers safety Morgan Burnett more than doubled his salary for the 2013 season by reaching incentives in the rookie deal he signed after being drafted in the third round of the 2010 draft. That gives him a higher starting point for discussions on an ext…Upvote Share TweetThe supplemental draft came in like a lamb and went out like a lamb, too. With no buzz in the days preceding the supplemental selection process, the draft itself created no buzz either. The Baltimore Ravens announced on their Twitter feed (because why n…Upvote Share Tweet
New York Jets salary cap outlook: David Harris is being paid like a Top 3 linebackerThe "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 Tweet
Don't Crown Denver YetCNNSI.com Jul 11, 2013The AFC West is the one division with the clear-cut favorite. But that doesn't mean the Broncos are a lock to repeat atop the class. Chris Burke looks at how the division shakes out.Upvote Share TweetWhen an affidavit was released in Florida that outlined what Carlos Ortiz told police about the killing of Odin Lloyd, it looked very similar to the timeline of events the prosecution presented during Aaron Hernandez's indictment. [Related: Convicting A…Upvote Share TweetThe Panthers have enough running backs that one could go missing and it might take days to realize it. But perhaps the most talented of the lot might not be ready for the start of training camp, when everybody will be looking. According to Joe Person of…Upvote Share TweetWhen Aaron Hernandez was arrested, the Patriots spoke loudly with their actions by cutting him almost immediately. With Alfonzo Dennard’s arrest, the Patriots are taking a more cautious approach. After initially remaining mum on the news that Dennard ha…Upvote Share Tweet
NFL reminder: No knee, thigh pads, no playPlayers who don't wear knee and thigh pads will be removed from games this season as a result of a rule enacted last year, league executive Merton Hanks told multiple media outlets, providing a reminder to the league.Upvote Share TweetWhen the Packers said goodbye to Charles Woodson this offseason, they were doing more than releasing one of their starting safeties from last season. They were also bidding farewell to the player who had been the leader of their defense for several year…Upvote Share Tweet
“Buying low” blows up again on PatriotsAt some point, the “Patriot Way” gave way to bargain shopping. With coach Bill Belichick unconcerned about job security, he could instead chase his legacy by taking chances on talented players who are available on the cheap, whether in free agency, via …Upvote Share Tweet
Jaguars will get an extra week on the roadThe Jaguars were already racking up the frequent flier miles, thanks to their “home game” in London. Now, they’ll get a few extra Marriott points too. According to John Oehser of the team’s official website, Jaguars coach Gus Bradley has decided to keep…Upvote Share Tweet
Report: No contract talks for Cowboys, Sean Lee yetLast month, Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said that the team would “probably” look at extending linebacker Sean Lee’s contract before it expires at the end of the 2013 season and the Cowboys website recently predicted that a new deal wo…Upvote Share Tweet
Rodgers gives guy with camera career adviceThe proliferation of cheap and lightweight video cameras has added movement and sound to the images typically collected by the paparazzi. Leading the way when it comes to chasing famous people around with cameras is TMZ. And one of TMZ’s latest offering…Upvote Share TweetHall of Fame running back O.J. Simpson will go before a Nevada parole board later this month, but he’s not getting out of jail anytime soon. According to the Associated Press, Simpson will go before a parole board on his 2008 kidnapping conviction. But …Upvote Share TweetFormer tight end Ben Utecht won an arbitration hearing Wednesday against the Cincinnati Bengals and will be paid his 2009 salary after he suffered a concussion during training camp that season and was later released.Upvote Share TweetThe Bills think they have plentiful options in the passing game. The Dolphins released their training camp schedule. Taking a closer look at what Patriots QB Tim Tebow needs to do to make the roster. The Jets haven’t had a 10-sack season from a player s…Upvote Share TweetCowboys running back DeMarco Murray has never even had a 1,000-yard season, but he thinks a 2,000-yard season is a possibility. Asked on ESPN if he believes he’s capable of rushing for 2,000 yards, Murray said he is. “I think I’m capable of anything,” M…Upvote Share Tweet
Marcedes Lewis believes Blaine Gabbert has taken step forwardBlaine Gabbert and Chad Henne will battle for the starting quarterback job of the Jacksonville Jaguars when training camp opens on July 25. Gabbert is entering a pivotal season in his young career as he looks to prove he was worthy of a top 10 selection…Upvote Share Tweet
56-Day NFL Warning: The Dez Bryant We Wanted Is the Dez Bryant We've Gottengrantland.com Jul 11, 2013What's that? You were wondering exactly how many days until the start of the NFL season? Well, you're in luck! We here at the Triangle are set to spen...Upvote Share Tweet
The All-22 All-Star Team: Muhammad Wilkerson and the New Versatilitygrantland.com Jul 11, 2013The All-22 All-Star Team is an attempt to provide some insight on the NFL's 22 most underappreciated players. Some will be All-Pros who haven't fully ...Upvote Share Tweet
NFL Cold Hard FactsJul 11Herm Edwards breaks down his rookies to watch in 2013.
32 in 32: Pittsburgh SteelersJul 11"NFL Total Access" analyzes if the Pittsburgh Steelers now are the third best team in the AFC North, and what the Steelers' biggest challenges could be in 2013.
Patriots' Offseason Woes ContinueJul 11Trey Wingo, Adam Schefter and Herm Edwards discuss the arrest of Patriots defensive back Alfonzo Dennard.
Does Mark Sanchez give New York Jets best chance to win?Jul 11NFL Network's Donovan McNabb says Mark Sanchez's mobility and experience make him the best man for the New York Jets' starting quarterback job.