This is the July 12, 2013 news archive. View today's NFL rumors and news.
Florida Senate President sounds off on Stephen Ross
The efforts of Dolphins owner Stephen Ross to retaliate against politicians who blocked efforts to finagle public funds for renovations to Sun Life Stadium may be backfiring. According to Anthony Mann of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Florida Senate Pr…Upvote Share Tweet
Fans want ex-players to be candid, then rip McNabb for being candidPlenty of fans complain that former NFL players won’t criticize current NFL players out of deference to their former brethren. But then when one of the former players is willing to criticize current players, the former player gets criticized for it. Don…Upvote Share TweetWhen the Jets’ Oday Aboushi spoke about his Palestinian-American upbringing at a convention last month, he stirred an outcry online, with some alleging ties to terrorism.Upvote Share TweetThe latest development in the Pilot Flying J scandal won’t come as a surprise, because most assumed it already was happening. But WEWS-TV in Cleveland conclusively reports that a federal grand jury in Knoxville is “now investigating allegations of fuel …Upvote Share TweetOn Friday, Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez addressed the viral Web video that showed him in a state of undress with good perspective and good humor. Calling the video “a little embarrassing,” Sanchez told Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News that he’s …Upvote Share TweetJets tight end Kellen Winslow caught exactly one pass last season. He expects a whole lot more than that this year. Winslow, who has played all 16 games in five different seasons and caught 89, 82, 77, 66 and 75 passes in those five seasons, said he thi…Upvote Share TweetLions defensive end Ronnell Lewis has pleaded no contest to two misdemeanors stemming from an April bar fight in Norman, Oklahoma. The Detroit Free Press reports that Lewis pleaded no contest to misdemeanor charges of disturbing the peace and public int…Upvote Share Tweet
Chris Zorich gets probation for failing to pay taxesFormer Bears and Redskins defensive tackle Chris Zorich has been sentenced to probation for failing to pay taxes. Zorich, who pleaded guilty in March to misdemeanor charges of failing to file federal income tax returns, got three years of probation toda…Upvote Share TweetOn Thursday, the Seahawks claimed a former member of the 49ers off of waivers. On Friday, the 49ers returned the favor. The NFL announced Friday afternoon that the 49ers have made a successful waiver claim on wide receiver Charly Martin, who was waived …Upvote Share TweetJaguars owner Shad Khan is happy to take his football team to London once a year. Now he has a football team in London every day. Khan confirmed Friday that he had purchased the English soccer club Fulham, with the deal to be announced tomorrow. “I do n…Upvote Share Tweet
NFL quarterback salary comparison tells you why Russell Wilson pick was a gamechangerWhen breaking down the quarterback competitions around the NFL, I once again pointed out why it makes no sense for a team that needs a quarterback to pass on intriguing players at that position in the middle rounds of the draft. Well, then Dave Birkett …Upvote Share TweetIn another sign that the NFL fullback is going the way of the dodo, the Dallas Cowboys have just released the only fullback on their roster. Lawrence Vickers, who played in all 16 games last season and started six of them, was waived on Friday afternoon…Upvote Share Tweet
Locker unfazed by next-to-last rankingAny time there’s a list, the people on it will always think they should be ranked higher. Titans quarterback Jake Locker’s no exception, but he said ESPN’s Ron Jaworski listing him 31st of 32 starting quarterbacks is not a motivator. “It doesn’t matter …Upvote Share Tweet
Report: Vonta Leach looking for multi-year dealIt’s been a few days since we’ve checked in on free agent fullback Vonta Leach, so it’s a good time to check in on one of the top names left on the free agent market. There’s not much new to report, however. The Dolphins are still seen as the frontrunne…Upvote Share TweetNFL quarterback turned ESPN analyst Ron Jaworski is in the process of ranking all of the league’s passers, and he positively gushed in his assessment of 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Jaworski ranked Kaepernick at No. 11, noting that he has played …Upvote Share Tweet
Panthers come in 25th in PFT preseason rankingsThe Panthers are an intriguing mix of young and old, which makes them a little hard to figure. They boast emerging stars such as Cam Newton and Luke Kuechly, productive veterans such as Steve Smith and a base of in-their-prime starters such as Charles J…Upvote Share TweetWe mentioned yesterday that Jets rookie quarterback Geno Smith wasn’t going to be attending Mark Sanchez’s little sleepover. But Sanchez said Friday there’s no problem with the fact Smith decided not to come to his Jets West camp in California, a weeken…Upvote Share TweetThere's a lot going on in this bit of video gold, which Deadspin thankfully found. David Cline lines up every year when the Tennessee Titans put single-game tickets on sale. Hopefully for the Titans, most people buy tickets online, because Cline was the…Upvote Share TweetPatriots cornerback Alfonzo Dennard was arrested early Thursday morning on suspicion of DUI, which led the Patriots to issue a statement saying they were “extremely disappointed” to learn of the arrest. Dennard hasn’t issued a formal statement of his ow…Upvote Share Tweet
Donte Whitner: Kaepernick will get flak from teammates for posing nude49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick recently riled up some folks by being photographed while wearing a Dolphins cap and now he may be in for some razzing in his own locker room for wearing nothing at all. During an appearance on the Bull and Fox Show on …Upvote Share TweetThe decision of Jay-Z to launch a sports agency that services football, basketball, and baseball players has created plenty of waves. Some of that flows naturally from the decision of an extremely rich and influential entertainer branching out in a very…Upvote Share Tweet
Clash Of The Titans: Once the butt of league-wide jokes, the NFC West …CNNSI.com Updated Jul 12, 2013Once the butt of league-wide jokes, the NFC West now boasts two legit Super Bowl contenders. But don't sleep on the other two teams, Chris Burke writes in his division preview.Upvote Share Tweet
San Diego Chargers salary cap outlook: Bargains and busts at wide receiverThe "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 Tweetdeadspin.com Updated Jul 12, 2013How to convince a city to buy you a brand new stadium in five easy steps, starring Chargers Chief Marketing Officer Ken Derrett:Read more...Upvote Share Tweet
Mike Williams frustrated with deal or caps lockA month ago, Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Williams said he was “very close” to a new contract. Now that his definition of close has been turned upside down, Williams is either frustrated by the lack of movement toward a deal, or he’s talking about some…Upvote Share TweetIt’s been established that the NFL wants to increase the DUI penalties for players who drive drunk, and that the NFLPA has resisted. It’s also been established that non-players are held to a higher standard than players for violating the league’s polici…Upvote Share TweetThe San Francisco 49ers are interested in receiver Austin Collie, just not interested enough to sign him right now. The team's attitude is, we'll wait and see. "The 49ers remain interested in former Colt Austin Collie, but they are unlikely to make…Upvote Share Tweet
Report: Bills, Byrd negotiations aren't going wellCNNSI.com Updated Jul 12, 2013Report: Bills, Byrd negotiations aren't going wellUpvote Share TweetThere’s a long tradition of former Miami Hurricanes gathering during the offseason to work out together and two running backs are keeping that alive this year. 49ers running back Frank Gore has been working out with Dolphins running back Lamar Miller tw…Upvote Share Tweet
A.J. Francis, 309-pound Dolphins rookie, wants to show off his bodyA.J. Francis, a 309-pound rookie defensive tackle on the Dolphins, has a problem with the ESPN the Magazine Body Issue: There aren’t any guys like him in it. The Body Issue, which hit newsstands today, features athletes wearing nothing at all (but placi…Upvote Share TweetWhen Ray Lewis announced near the end of the 2012 season that he would not be returning to the Ravens in 2013, many believed that Dannell Ellerbe would be charged with establishing himself in the shadow of the legacy Lewis left in Baltimore. Things didn…Upvote Share Tweet
Brian Orakpo plans to “rip it up” this yearRedskins linebacker Brian Orakpo wasn’t part of the team’s run to the NFC East crown last season after tearing his pectoral muscle in the second game of the season. With so much time to rehab the injury before the 2013 season, Orakpo is now fully health…Upvote Share Tweet
Friday morning one-linersTickets for two night practices at Bills camp go on sale Friday. C Mike Pouncey takes you inside the Dolphins offense. Jim Donaldson of the Providence Journal wonders if the Patriots are planning to change their uniforms. Said Jets G Vladimir Ducasse, “…Upvote Share Tweet
Former Bengals cheerleader wins lawsuit against website for ‘reputation-ruining’ storyHere's a story that perfectly sums up 21st-century American culture, from sports to celebrity to sex to money to legal woes to Internet use and misuse. Former Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader Sarah Jones has won a $338,000 judgment against the website The…Upvote Share Tweet
Some “chatter,” but Melton not sweating deadlineLike all the teams who used the franchise tag, the Bears have until Monday to reach a long-term deal with their guys. And while defensive tackle Henry Melton said there’s been some “chatter” between his agent and the Bears, he’s not sweating the outcome…Upvote Share TweetEagles coach Chip Kelly will take his time in choosing a starting quarterback, and he thinks he would be doing his team a disservice if he rushed the decision. Kelly said the choice among Michael Vick, Nick Foles and Matt Barkley can come only after he …Upvote Share Tweet
Large turnout for FCS lineman Michael Bamiro’s pseudo pro dayThrough a sizable list of unforeseen circumstances Stony Brook offensive lineman Michael Bamiro is looking to make the jump to the NFL. One thing that sets Bamiro apart, however, is that he hasn’t had to go through the draft process and gets to enter th…Upvote Share TweetIt’s one thing for police to have statements from Carlos Ortiz that can be used to support the issuance of a search warrant. It’s quite another to be able to use those statements at trial. Many of you instantly recognized that Ortiz’s explanation to pol…Upvote Share Tweet
Time for Some Cricket: Five Reasons to Watch the Ashesgrantland.com Updated Jul 12, 2013As this summer drags its heels through NFL image issues, a soccer transfer window with a few eye-opening moves, NBA free agency, and 162 games of base...Upvote Share Tweet
55-Day NFL Warning: That Was Not a Dream, Bears Fans. Brandon Marshall Really Is Here.grantland.com Updated Jul 12, 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
NFL contenders stock watchJul 12The "NFL Total Access" crew breaks down if the Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, Washington Redskins, Chicago Bears and Minnesota Vikings will win more or less than 10 games in 2013.
32 in 32: Cleveland BrownsJul 12Is Brandon Weeden the answer for the Cleveland Browns? Will the team's defense improve with Paul Kruger and Barkevious Mingo? "NFL Total Access" lets you know in the Browns' 2013 outlook.
Should Geno Smith have attended Jets West?Jul 12New York Jets rookie quarterback Geno Smith opted not to attend Mark Sanchez's annual Jets West camp this week. Was that a rookie mistake? "NFL Total Access" discusses Geno's decision.
Ranking Second-Year Starting QBsJul 12Tim Hasselbeck and Andrew Brandt say QB Andrew Luck will have a better season than Russell Wilson, Robert Griffin III and Colin Kaepernick.