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Bill Belichick isn’t the only one growing tired of talking about Tim Tebow. The Patriots coach, who has had to deal with Tebowmania for just 36 hours or so, has already cut short questions about everyone’s favorite backup quarterback.Upvote Share Tweet
San Francisco 49ers safety Craig Dahl believes he knows why the St. Louis Rams were so successful against the NFC champions last season.Upvote Share TweetWith Michael Crabtree out for the forseeable future with a torn Achilles and Mario Manningham questionable for the start of the season while recovering from a torn ACL, the San Francisco 49ers have found themselves somewhat short at the wide receiver po…Upvote Share Tweet
T.O. mentions Vikings, Chiefs as potential fitsThe perpetual T.O. comeback tour continues, with still no takers. Before going any farther, I need to disclose that Terrell Owens thinks I’m the devil. So it’s possible that anything I write will be subconsciously influenced by the fact that he has exUpvote Share TweetA person familiar with the situation says an MRI indicates that New Orleans outside linebacker Victor Butler has a torn anterior cruciate ligament, but that it is too early to speculate on whether he will miss the whole season.Upvote Share TweetWe’ll make the turn in the Mt. Rushmore process with the Arizona Cardinals. A franchise that boasts far more longevity than success presents another challenge when it comes to cutting the 12 Mt. Rushmore finalists to four. Cast your ballots below. The wUpvote Share TweetThe Philadelphia Eagles wrapped up their offseason program last week. Less than a week later, offensive tackle Jason Peters has shown up in the police blotter, arrested on Wednesday morning in Monroe, Louisiana on charges of drag racing and resisting a …Upvote Share Tweet
Von Miller gets existensial about chickensI get plenty of quote sheets. I try to skim at least most of them, even though in most cases it’s the same old blah-blah say noting bullcrap. Then there’s Broncos linebacker Von Miller, and his side business of raising chickens. At the very bottom ofUpvote Share Tweet
Michael Turner resolves DUI charge with plea to reckless drivingFree-agent running back Michael Turner has one fewer impediment to getting back in the NFL. His legal docket is now clear. According to John Manasso of FOXSportsSouth.com, Turner resolved a DUI charge from September 2012 by pleading guilty to reckless d…Upvote Share TweetThe Bears spent the eighth overall pick in the 2001 NFL draft on wide receiver David Terrell, who was cut after four disappointing seasons in which he gained a total of 1,602 receiving yards. As a result, he’s largely viewed as a bust. But Terrell doesnUpvote Share Tweet
Florida A.G. says Chad Johnson judge overreactedThe chief law enforcement officer in Florida has expressed dismay at the knee-jerk reaction that put former NFL receiver Chad Johnson behind bars for patting his lawyer on the butt. Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi tells TMZ (who else?) that Judge Kat…Upvote Share Tweet
What happens when a website puts David Terrell on a list of NFL busts?deadspin.com Jun 12, 2013What happens when a website puts David Terrell on a list of NFL busts? He'll call up the author, and talk some sense into him. Terrell blamed his QBs. Q: "What would you have given to play with a quarterback like a Jay Cutler?" A: "I woul…Upvote Share Tweet
Jim Kelly at home, recovering from surgeryBuffalo Bills Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly is described as being in good spirits, recovering at home after having surgery to remove cancerous cells from his upper jaw.Upvote Share Tweet
Redskins sign wide receiver Devery HendersonThe Redskins have done their part to thin what’s left of the free agent wide receiver market. Washington announced the signing of former Saints wideout Devery Henderson on Wednesday. The announcement of Henderson’s arrival on the same day the club addUpvote Share TweetSantonio Holmes supported Mark Sanchez as the Jets' starting quarterback.Upvote Share TweetThe Miami Dolphins were awarded fullback Evan Rodriguez Tuesday after he was waived by the Chicago Bears a month after being charged with driving under the influence.Upvote Share Tweet
Ryan Mallett: Patriots have three great quarterbacksPatriots quarterback Ryan Mallett says he feels good about having Tim Tebow as a teammate, even though Tebow’s presence means Mallett has new competition for the No. 2 quarterback job behind starter Tom Brady. In fact, Mallett says he, Brady and Tebow aUpvote Share TweetAfter wide receiver Donte’ Stallworth took part in Tuesday’s minicamp practice with the Redskins as a tryout player, coach Mike Shanahan talked about Stallworth as if he was officially a member of the team. He wasn’t then, but he is now. StallworthUpvote Share TweetWhen veteran fullback Vonta Leach found himself a belated former member of the Ravens, his first order of business was to try to get back to Houston. Apparently, the Texans have interest in that. Agent Ralph Vitolo tells FOX 26 in Houston that the Texan…Upvote Share TweetJets wide receiver Santonio Holmes is fine to talk today, but he’s not ready to say if he’s going to be ready to play in Week One. Holmes wouldn’t commit to being back on the field for the Jets’ opener against Darrelle Revis and the Buccaneers, afUpvote Share TweetThe Washington Redskins have no plans to change their offense despite Robert Griffin III's surgically repaired right knee that kept the quarterback out all spring and might keep him sidelined through the start of training camp on July 25.Upvote Share Tweet
Mike Williams says new deal with Bucs is “very close”Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Williams waited through free agency and he waited through the draft before getting a chance to start talking about a contract extension, and it looks like the patience is about to pay off. Williams, who is set to make $1.4 …Upvote Share TweetRedskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan defended the team’s use of Robert Griffin III last season, saying their quarterback was actually at greater risk on passing plays than runs. As a result, he said there’s no need to take away the option elemUpvote Share TweetWith Terrell Thomas trying to come back from a third torn ACL in his right knee, the Giants have talked about moving him from cornerback to safety in an effort to put less stress on his knee. Thomas is perfectly fine with that switch. In fact, it sounds…Upvote Share TweetNFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says the Washington Redskins nickname is "unifying force that stands for strength, courage, pride and respect."Upvote Share TweetJets quarterback Mark Sanchez may think that the current quarterback competition is “awesome,” but that doesn’t mean he’s looking to compete any more than he has to. Sanchez soon will be conducting his annual Jets West players-only pre-training caUpvote Share Tweet
Washington Redskins make eight-year-old’s dream come trueyahoo.com Jun 12, 2013Your browser does not support iframes. The Washington Redskins have a pretty good starting running back in second-year man Alfred Morris, but head coach Mike Shanahan and general manager Bruce Allen let a rookie rusher hit the field for one play during …Upvote Share TweetTight end Kellen Winslow went to Jets minicamp this week to try out for a spot on the roster. That tryout is going well for him. Coach Rex Ryan raved about what he saw from Winslow, who played just one game last season, on the practice field and said th…Upvote Share TweetCam Newton has figured out something about his roster that seems apparent, but wasn’t always grasped by his coaches. Since he has a lot of good running backs at his disposal, it has occurred to the Panthers quarterback that perhaps he should use them. âUpvote Share Tweet
SI Now: Teams worried about players nowCNNSI.com Jun 12, 2013On Wednesday's SI Now, Andrew Brandt and Don Banks discuss how NFL front offices deal with their players taking summer vacations.Upvote Share Tweet
Kevin Demoff: Rams aren’t an organization of renegadesThe recent suspension of running back Isaiah Pead for the first game of the 2012 season for violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy was the latest example of a Rams player running into trouble with the law, the league or the team. Guard Rokevious WatUpvote Share TweetTerrell Owens hasn't given up on returning to play in the NFL, saying Wednesday that he's more mature now and can still help a team if it is willing to forget his past and give him a chance.Upvote Share Tweet
Russell Wilson doesn’t acknowledge sophomore slumpThere are things Russell Wilson might worry about going into his second season. But a sophomore slump isn’t one of them. “I don’t even know those words,” Wilson said, via Eric Williams of the Tacoma News Tribune. “I don’t pay attention to it.Upvote Share TweetSeveral NFL players have put their names on a new line of apparel sold by the NFL Players Association in recognition of LGBT Pride Month. Some of the players, including Chris Kluwe and Brendon Ayanbadejo, have long voiced their support for gay rights. O…Upvote Share Tweet
Goodson drug, gun case sent to grand juryProsecutors in New Jersey are sending the drug and weapons case against New York Jets running back Mike Goodson to a grand jury.Upvote Share Tweet
No Longer Top Dog: Wes Welker was Tom Brady's go-to guy; now he's ju…CNNSI.com Jun 12, 2013Wes Welker was Tom Brady's go-to guy; now he's just another option for Peyton Manning. Welker's skills may not decline, but his role and stats will, Chris Burke writes.Upvote Share Tweet
PFT Live: Packers talk with Tyler Dunne, Cowboys talk with Clarence HillAnother day, another Mt. Rushmore. The Packers are up next in our series and Tyler Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel will be on hand to help fill out the four faces that stand out the most among a crowded group of hopefuls in Green Bay. We’ll alsoUpvote Share TweetWhen linebacker Rolando McClain announced his retirement from the NFL last month, his college coach weighed in to say that he thought McClain was being fair to the Ravens. University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban said that McClain’s choice to ackUpvote Share Tweet
Bengals waive Robert SandsTwo days after a former West Virginia defensive back who plays for the Bengals was arrested, the Bengals waived a former West Virginia defensive back who recently has been arrested. But it’s not Pacman Jones who has been dumped by the Bengals. Instead,Upvote Share Tweet
Bucs sign Mike GlennonThe Buccaneers have signed all of their draft picks. They reached that milestone Wednesday by getting quarterback Mike Glennon under contract. The Bucs announced that the third-round pick has agreed to his four-year rookie deal, leaving Tampa with all s…Upvote Share TweetVeteran linebacker Takeo Spikes was looking for a place to watch the Heat and the Spurs in St. Louis on Tuesday night and it might not be the last time he’s in the market for recommendations for fun around the Gateway Arch in the coming months. Adam SchUpvote Share TweetAfter shaking down the City of Charlotte for $87.5 million to help fund upgrades at Bank of American Stadium, Panthers owner Jerry Richardson has forked over $10 million to apply his name to another football venue. And some folks in Charlotte understand…Upvote Share TweetThe Saints continue to add parts to a remade defense, bringing in journeyman cornerback Chris Carr. According to Larry Holder of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, Carr signed a one-year deal. Carr was with the Chargers last year, but has spent eight years…Upvote Share TweetQuarterback Tarvaris Jackson, placed on waivers by the Buffalo Bills on Monday, is expected to sign a one-year deal with the Seahawks, league sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.Upvote Share TweetThe Ravens have two more days of minicamp this week, but guard Marshal Yanda won’t be taking part in the practices. That was the word from coach John Harbaugh on Tuesday. Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun reports that Yanda underwent shoulder surgery anUpvote Share TweetMichael Vick has said he hopes Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly will name a starting quarterback before training camp begins and that sentiment is shared by the DeSean Jackson, the team's top wideout.Upvote Share TweetAs comebacks go, it fell well short of “What’s your deal?,” but Seahawks coach Pete Carroll did notice what 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh said about his team. After Harbaugh gave his “if you cheat to win then you’ve already lost,” speech yesterdayUpvote Share TweetGiants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks made his return to the Giants for the start of mandatory minicamp on Tuesday, ending an absence from offseason work just in time to avoid $66,150 in fines if he had skipped the three-day gathering this week. Nicks offer…Upvote Share TweetCowboys quarterback Tony Romo is no stranger to criticism. This offseason alone, he’s heard it explicitly from Donovan McNabb after signing his new contract and implicitly from Cowboys owner Jerry Jones when Jones pointed out things he wanted to see RomUpvote Share TweetSaid Bills QB E.J. Manuel, “I’m still trying to learn, still trying to get a great feel for my teammates. I’m still trying to earn the respect of the veteran guys as well as the rookies.” Dolphins offensive coordinator Mike Sherman says the goal iUpvote Share TweetLance Kearse's first football practice in nearly a decade got off to a rough start Tuesday.Upvote Share Tweet
Tarkenton wants Ponder to prove he can do itWhile my omission of Bud Grant may have caused the biggest stir in the Vikings’ Mt. Rushmore process, the guy who led the way in PFT Planet voting had some strong words, too. Hall of Fame quarterback Fran Tarkenton joined Pro Football Talk on NBCSN to rUpvote Share TweetOver the weekend, Lions president Tom Lewand said the team was working on a new contract for quarterback Matthew Stafford, hoping to get one done before the start of the season. But after regressing last year, and watching the team fall to 4-12, Staffor…Upvote Share Tweet
Chris Johnson: I’m not selfishTitans running back Chris Johnson recently revealed his goal for the 2013 season. He’d like to run for at least 2,000 yards for the second time in his NFL career, a goal that he expects won’t be met with rave reviews from all corners. Johnson answeredUpvote Share TweetCowboys coach Jason Garrett finally got around to admitting that Bill Callahan was calling plays Tuesday, months after owner Jerry Jones decided he would and a week after Callahan himself acknowledged the switch but Garrett refused to. But Garrett stres…Upvote Share TweetPanthers defensive end Greg Hardy is coming off a solid season in which he recorded 11 sacks. But this year his goal is a season that would be a lot more than “solid.” Actually, his goal is something totally impossible: More than doubling the NFL recoUpvote Share TweetGiven the unusual circumstances surrounding his final year at Notre Dame and somewhat baffling performance in the National Championship game, Manti Te’o was always going to have to prove to whatever organization decided to draft him that he was worth thUpvote Share TweetThe Detroit Lions got a welcome surprise Tuesday as both wide receiver Ryan Broyles and second-round draft pick Darius Slay were able to fully participate in the first practice of the team’s mini-camp. Both Broyles and Slay are recovering from knee surgUpvote Share Tweet
A.J. Jenkins starting to make an impression with 49ersJim Harbaugh was adamant last year when criticism abounded surrounding San Francisco 49ers first round draft pick A.J. Jenkins that the Illinois rookie would eventually become “an outstanding player in the National Football League.” It certainly didnâUpvote Share Tweet
Darnell Dockett unveils intimidating facemask during Cardinals’ FanFestyahoo.com Jun 12, 2013Arizona Cardinals defensive tackle Darnell Dockett unveiled a new facemask at the team's FanFest at University of Phoenix Stadium on Tuesday night. As the photograph above shows, it will be very difficult for opposing offensive lineman to grab hold of D…Upvote Share Tweet
85-Day NFL Warning: The Fat-Guy Scampergrantland.com Jun 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
Will Tebow Be A Distraction?Jun 12Brian Dawkins assesses Tim Tebow's fit in New England.
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo disses mediaJun 12Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo recently said "You guys don't matter" to members of the media. Find out why "NFL Total Access" analysts Warren Sapp, Darren Sharper and Heath Evans disagree.
32 in 32: Houston TexansJun 12Do the Houston Texans have what it takes to stay on top in the AFC South in 2013? Warren Sapp and Heath Evans break it down on "NFL Total Access."
T.O. Wants To Play In 2013Jun 12Brian Dawkins breaks down what Terrell Owens has to offer if he is signed by an NFL team.
NFL pass-rushers face faster challengeJun 12Sped-up offenses have defenses scrambling for ways to pressure the quarterback, writes John Clayton.