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The Seattle Seahawks claimed rookie long-snapper Adam Steiner off waivers from the Oakland Raiders on Tuesday. Steiner had signed with the Raiders following the NFL Draft and attended the team’s rookie mini-camp this past weekend. He was waived by the tShare Tweet
Former Lions and Rams wide receiver Titus Young was arraigned Tuesday in Orange County (Calif.) Superior Court and pleaded not guilty to eight charges, according to the county’s online database and multiple published reports. According to the court’sShare TweetWhen the LeSean McCoy camp responded to assault allegations contained in a civil lawsuit filed against the Eagles running back, it was declared that “[t]here are no criminal charges pending and no probable cause was ever found.” But that could still cShare Tweet
Dolphins stadium proposal was losing badly based on early votingFlorida House Speaker Will Weatherford should have let the people vote, after all. Because the people apparently would have spoken more loudly and clearly than Weatherford ever could. According to Patricia Mazzei and Marc Caputo of the Miami Herald, the…Share TweetDespite a report expressing interest by the Minnesota Vikings in free agent linebacker Brian Urlacher, the Vikings don’t appear to be pursuing the 34-year old, eight-time Pro Bowl selection. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Vikings arenShare Tweet
Weeden knows he can’t look over his shoulderBrowns fans know that, on the rare occasions when they’ve gotten high-level quarterback play during the most recent incarnation of the franchise, the performances have come from players who weren’t worried about losing their jobs. The best - and worShare Tweet
Preseason game times, dates finalizedThe NFL released its finalized preseason schedule on Tuesday, with dates and times for all 65 contests. Opponents for all 32 teams were known, but some of the final pieces of the puzzle have fallen into place. Of note: all 32 teams will play their final…Share TweetThe Arizona Cardinals, previously known as the Phoenix Cardinals and the St. Louis Cardinals and the Chicago Cardinals, have been around a long time. As a team, they don’t have much to show for it. But even the Cardinals will be able to point proudly toShare TweetThe Bills were awarded tight end Mickey Shuler on waivers and waived-injured undrafted rookie wide receiver Kevin Norrell on Tuesday. Shuler (6-4, 247) was waived Monday by the Raiders. He spent most of last season on Oakland’s practice squad and previoShare TweetLinebacker Melvin Ingram suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament, the San Diego Chargers announced in a statement.Share TweetThe Packers and Brett Favre did not part ways on the best of terms. However, the organization is reportedly open to re-establishing a relationship with its long-time starting quarterback. Packers president and CEO Mark Murphy told Paul Imig of FoxSports…Share TweetMr. Muncie blended speed and power to become one of the N.F.L.’s leading running backs of the late 1970s and early ’80s, but his career was cut short by drug abuse.Share TweetBears quarterbacks coach Matt Cavanaugh is in love. OK, maybe that’s an overstatement. But Cavanaugh sure does sound like he loves Jay Cutler after the brief time they’ve had to work together this offseason. “Very impressed with Jay,” Cavanaugh toShare TweetThe Chiefs have waived defensive back DeQuan Menzie, their fifth-round pick in the 2012 draft, the NFL disclosed in its Tuesday transaction log. Menzie, 23, did not appear in a regular-season game as a rookie. After dealing with a hip flexor injury duri…Share Tweet
Doug Marrone: I’ll pick a QB when one pulls away from the restBills coach Doug Marrone says he has no timetable for picking his starting quarterback, other than that he’ll know his starter when he sees him pull away from the other two quarterbacks in the team’s three-man competition. “Once we see one person puShare Tweet
Free Gatorade, new cleats a big deal for small-school rookieGoing from Fort Lewis College to the NFL is a big deal, and Tim Jenkins is grateful for the opportunity. Jenkins is an undrafted rookie quarterback who played his college football at Division II Fort Lewis in Durango, Colorado. He signed with the Rams a…Share Tweet
James Harrison: I'm A "Massage Whore"At a press conference today for the Cincinnati media, new Bengals linebacker James Harrison showed us he's more than just an angry, headhunting sociopath who sucks at dodgeball.Read more...Share TweetThe Patriots have signed rookie safety Duron Harmon, a third-round pick from Rutgers. The signing was disclosed in the NFL’s Tuesday transactions. Harmon (6-1, 200) was a two-year starter at safety for the Scarlet Knights. As a senior, he notched 50 tacShare TweetA high-priced contract can't buy Mario Williams love, leading the Bills defensive end to sue his ex-fiance, demanding she return a $785,000 diamond engagement ring.Share Tweet
Daryl Washington works with second team at Cardinals OTAWhen the Cardinals signed linebacker Daryl Washington to a six-year deal before last season, there probably wasn’t much thought that they’d be planning for a future without him at the first OTA of the next offseason. As a result of Washington’s fourShare TweetThe Dolphins have begun to sign their draft picks. The club struck deals with outside linebacker Jelani Jenkins, placekicker Caleb Sturgis and cornerback Don Jones on Tuesday. Sturgis, a fifth-round selection from Florida, probably has the best chance o…Share TweetThe Jaguars didn’t take a quarterback in the draft, opting instead for a pair of undrafted free agents to add to Blaine Gabbert and Chad Henne this offseason. One of those undrafted rookies won’t be making his case for a roster spot during OTAs. JohnShare TweetThe reputation of the Patriots is such that if you’re ever cut, and under the age of 30, you’re basically guaranteed work elsewhere. That’s come through again, with defensive lineman Brandon Deaderick not waiting long after his release yesterday. AcShare TweetEagles running back LeSean McCoy has been sued for assaulting a woman on a party bus. Now that the lawsuit has become public knowledge, McCoy’s camp has responded. And, like every defendant who ever has been accused of doing something he shouldn’t havShare TweetAny question about whether Branden Albert would fit right back in with the Kansas City Chiefs was put to rest when new quarterback Alex Smith greeted his left tackle with a smile.Share TweetFree-agent safety Charles Woodson is making a visit to the Denver Broncos and has received an offer from the Oakland Raiders, agent Carl Poston told ESPN's Josina Anderson on Tuesday.Share Tweetyahoo.com May 14, 2013The Minnesota Vikings have unveiled prospective images of their new stadium, and, in the spirit of similarly asymmetrical and eye-snagging designs like the new Atlanta Falcons design, it's pretty darn striking.Designed by HKS Sports and Entertainment, t…Share TweetIn his first public comments as a member of the Cincinnati Bengals, veteran linebacker James Harrison shared with the media a nickname he says has been applied to him throughout his career. “Massage whore.” The awkward-sounding label, which relates toShare TweetThe Texans have signed veteran running back Deji Karim, agent Jason Bernstein said Tuesday on Twitter. The reported addition of Karim, who tried out for Houston last weekend at its rookie minicamp, gives the Texans a little more veteran depth at running…Share Tweet
Buccaneers sign rookie DE William GholstonThe Buccaneers have signed a third member of their 2013 draft class, reaching a four-year deal with defensive end William Gholston. The team announced the signing Tuesday. The 6-foot-6, 281-pound Gholston will compete for playing time on a Tampa Bay def…Share TweetJaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew is sick of hearing about his teammate Justin Blackmon in the media. Blackmon has faced criticism in the press for his off-field actions in the 13 months since the Jaguars made him the No. 5 overall pick in the 201…Share Tweet
Vikings start signing picks with two Penn State linebackersThe Vikings took a pair of linebackers from Penn State in the draft and those two players are the first members of the 2013 draft class to sign with the team. Twitter was the venue for announcements by both Gerald Hodges and Michael Mauti that they have…Share Tweet
Dolphins spent $10 million on election that never happenedThe Dolphins, in the end, threw good money after no money. In an effort to procure partial public funding for upgrades to Sun Life Stadium, the Dolphins and owner Stephen Ross plunked down $10 million over a six-week period, according to Patricia Mazzei…Share TweetJosh Cribbs has spent the last week or so paying visits to various NFL teams in hopes of proving his knee is sound and landing a job for the coming season, but one of the teams didn’t think the kick return ace was fully recovered. Conor Orr of the NewarShare TweetTechnically speaking, OTA workouts are voluntary for players. That doesn’t mean they do not matter, or are not remembered. Bears offensive lineman Gabe Carimi was missing from the workouts for the second straight day, according to Brad Biggs of the ChicShare Tweet
Randall Cobb prepared to take a bigger role for PackersThe Packers weren’t planning on Randall Cobb having as much of a role as he had last year. But now that the marginalized-in-2012 Donald Driver’s retired and the oft-injured Greg Jennings has moved onto Minnesota, they’re counting on Cobb like neverShare Tweet
Bengals ink Tanner HawkinsonWhile an old episode of Hard Knocks featuring former Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer complaining about the smell of his hand after putting it under center plays on NFL Network, the Bengals have announced an agreement with a guy who could end up worryi…Share Tweet
The Florida Panthers Want Broward County To Buy Them A New ScoreboardThe Panthers will appear before the Broward County Commission today, to argue that that the county should spring for $4.2 million to build a new scoreboard. As their neighbors to the south, the Marlins and Dolphins, struggle to win over increasingly ske…Share Tweet
Packers’ Alex Green says more running back competition is greatThe Packers’ decision to take two running backs in the NFL draft is just fine with last year’s leading rusher, Alex Green. Green told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that he welcomes second-round pick Eddie Lacy and fourth-round pick Johnathan FranklinShare Tweet
O.J. OK'd to have 1 hand free during hearingO.J. Simpson won a small victory on Tuesday when he returned to court for Day 2 of his attempt to win a new trial in his robbery case, when a judge said he could have one hand unshackled to drink water and take notes.Share Tweet
DeSean Jackson getting more work on punt returnsLost in the din of new quarterbacks and new music, the Eagles had some other interesting stuff happening yesterday, including the return of one of their biggest playmakers to special teams. DeSean Jackson was among the players practicing during punt ret…Share TweetAlthough quarterback Collin Klein impressed coach Gary Kubiak at the Houston Texans' rookie minicamp last weekend, the Heisman Trophy finalist wasn't offered a contract by the team.Share Tweet
Titus Young’s father says, ‘That’s not my son,’ says concussions could play a part in criminal behaviorFormer Detroit Lions receiver Titus Young had a questionable history even before he was drafted in 2011, but the recent behavior that caused Young to be arrested three times in less than a week has his family wondering just who Titus Young is anymore. Y…Share TweetFormer Dallas Cowboys running back Felix Jones signed a one-year deal with the Philadelphia Eagles on Tuesday, the team announced.Share TweetMcNabb, the greatest QB the franchise has ever known, will sign a one-day contract to retire as an Eagle at a ceremony in Week 3. In town that week? The Chiefs, and McNabb's longtime coach Andy Reid.Read more...Share TweetAs one of the few available offensive tackles who has the experience and ability to play on the left, Max Starks still has something of a market. According to Josina Anderson of ESPN, the free agent tackle is visiting with the Cardinals today, and takin…Share TweetThe Bills signed a former starting quarterback this offseason, and then used a first-round pick on another. But the guy who took the first snap in OTAs was the guy who was there already. According to Chris Brown of the Bills’ official website, it was TaShare Tweet
Jake Locker: I have to find a way to be more consistentTwo years since the Titans used a first-round draft pick on quarterback Jake Locker, these are the bottom-line results: Locker has started 11 games, and the Titans have won four of them. That, obviously, is not good enough. And so Locker says he has to …Share TweetDallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray said his physical running style will remain the same, despite a new NFL rule that will penalize ball carriers for leading with their helmets.Share Tweet
This Is The New Vikings StadiumLast night, at a formal presentation at Minneapolis's Guthrie Theater, the Vikings released the first renderings of their new billion-dollar stadium.Read more...Share Tweet
Jerry Jones outlines Tony Romo’s role in game-planningThe Cowboys still haven’t made a call on who will be calling their plays on offense this season, a saga that’s been playing out long enough to make you wonder if they wouldn’t just be better off kicking it old school by letting quarterback Tony RomoShare Tweetyahoo.com May 14, 2013While the hullabaloo surrounding Tim Tebow's continued football unemployment seems to far exceed his actual NFL prospects at this point (we pretty much stopped paying attention when the Omaha Beef became involved), there's now one possible opportunity f…Share TweetFormer Ravens defensive tackle Ryan McBean’s trying to work his way back into the NFL, and it started with a trip to Kansas City. According to Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun, McBean visited the Chiefs Monday. The former Steelers fourth-rounder and BrShare TweetBrowns General Manager Mike Lombardi was the guest at the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s luncheon club on Monday, which meant that he spent a long period of time in front of a microphone talking and answering questions about his team. It’s not somethingShare Tweet
Kelly downplays snap counts, says QB competition’s openEagles players, including Michael Vick himself, may think the starting quarterback job is Vick’s to lose. But Eagles coach Chip Kelly downplayed any suggestion there’s a clear favorite at this point, and did nothing to diminish the possibility that roShare Tweet
Tuesday morning one-linersWith prep for the 2014 draft starting soon, Buddy Nix thought it was the right time to step down as general manager of the Bills. A look at the Dolphins’ offensive depth chart. Sorting out the backup possibilities on the Patriots offensive line. Geno SmShare Tweet
Vikings unveil plans for new fixed-roof stadiumIt’ll open in 2016, after the Vikings spend two years playing home games outdoors. The wait could end up being worth it. On Monday night, the team unveiled a proposed design for the new stadium, to be built partially on the site of the Metrodome. “TonShare Tweet
Sifting Through What's Left of the NFL's Free-Agent Heapgrantland.com May 14, 2013The first few days of NFL free agency are a jumble of names, rumors, and fan delusion (mostly the fan delusion). No matter how many times we see a tea...Share Tweetgrantland.com May 14, 2013OK, so I know what you're thinking: If you're going to start a countdown this far in advance (which is admittedly crazy), why not just wait to start o...Share Tweet
Robert Griffin III's injury vs. Derrick Rose'sMay 14Washington Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall joins "NFL Total Access" to discuss Robert Griffin III's injury vs. Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose's, if Kirk Cousins will be ready to lead the team if RG3 isn't ready and Washington's 2013 draft class.
DeAngelo Hall goes one-on-oneMay 14Washington Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall joins "NFL Total Access" to compare RG3's injury with Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose's. He also discusses Kirk Cousins and Washington's 2013 draft class.
Are the Denver Broncos bucking up for Charles Woodson?May 14Ian Rapoport has the latest on Charles Woodson's visit with the Denver Broncos.
San Diego Chargers linebacker Melvin Ingram tears ACLMay 14Ian Rapoport reports that San Diego Chargers LB Melvin Ingram suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament during organized team activities Tuesday.