This is the November 13, 2012 news archive. View today's NFL rumors and news.
On the day before they were supposed to be married, U.S. women's soccer team goalkeeper Hope Solo and former NFL tight end Jerramy Stevens were involved in an altercation that left Stevens in jail and their wedding plans up in the air.Share Tweet
Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan thought he was leaving Pittsburgh with far less than just the 27-12 loss the Redskins’ suffered at the hands of the Steelers in Week 8. According to Alan Robinson of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Shanahan fiShare TweetThe Atlanta Falcons placed backup tight end Tommy Gallarda on injured reserve Tuesday with a shoulder injury suffered in last Sunday’s 31-27 loss to the New Orleans Saints. Gallarda appeared in all nine games for the Falcons and recorded just one catchShare Tweet
Former NY Giants quarterback Phil Simms dares to criticize Eli Manning, quicker than most to swap old allegiances for fearless anydailynews.com Nov 13, 2012When it comes to jocks turned microphone jockeys, former Giants quarterback Phil Simms was quicker than most to swap old allegiances for a candid, fearless approach.Share TweetThe Denver Broncos opened a roster spot Tuesday for the possible return of recently reinstated linebacker D.J. Williams. The Broncos waived rookie safety Duke Ihenacho on Tuesday leaving an opening on the 53-man roster. Williams was reinstated by the le…Share Tweet
A quick thanks to PFT PlanetFootball season is a blur for me personally, featuring seven full days per week of work, none of which is really work. So it’s important every once in a while to press the pause button and say thanks to the folks who deserve to be thanked. First and fShare Tweet
NFLN brings back “Official Review”The worst part about the departure of Mike Pereira from the league office was the disappearance of the “Official Review” segment from NFL Network’s Total Access. Through an on-air segment and a web-only session, Pereira addressed every Wednesday sShare TweetJets linebacker Aaron Maybin, whose production plummeted this season after he led the team in sacks in 2011, was released Tuesday.Share TweetThe good news for the Steelers? As Peter King pointed out on Twitter, they’ve lost their four games against the Ravens when Ben Roethlisberger was injured or suspended by only three points three times and only six points the other time. The bad news fShare TweetAs ESPN-on-ESPN crime goes, this one falls somewhere between conflicting factual reports regarding a player injury and Tony Kornheiser’s notorious public slam of Hannah Storm’s on-air attire. After Monday night’s Chiefs-Steelers game, ESPN’s in-stShare TweetDolphins running back Reggie Bush won’t have much time to sulk about being benched after fumbling during Sunday’s loss to the Titans. His team plays Thursday night against the Bills. For Bush, the development was unprecedented. “I’ve never beenShare TweetAfter Sunday’s 31-27 loss to the Saints, Falcons center Todd McClure took issue with the idea that poor blocking was the sole place to point blame for the team’s lackluster showing in short yardage near the New Orleans end zone. “It is in every aspeShare Tweet
Pats pick up Mitch PetrusIn what could be a strong to quite strong hint that guard Logan Mankins will miss some time with an ankle injury suffered on Sunday against the Bills, the Patriots have signed free-agent guard Mitch Petrus. The team announced the move on Tuesday. Petrus…Share TweetBefore the season started, there was a lot of discussion about whether or not Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant would ever fulfill the potential he showed during his first two years. Doubters cited his off-field issues and his in-game lapses in concentra…Share Tweet49ers Alex Smith suffered a concussion on Sunday. And while it’s unclear whether he’ll be cleared by an independent neurologist to return to action on Monday night against the Bears, a league source tells PFT that Smith is seeking a second opinion.Share Tweet
Falcons take no solace in the “pressure’s off” argumentWhen the season’s two months old before you lose for the first time, it’s tempting to look for silver linings. But the suggestion that the pressure of talking about being undefeated is off the Falcons now is no solace after Sunday’s loss to the SainShare TweetTwo days later, receiver Stevie Johnson still can't get over how the Buffalo Bills botched their final play in a loss to the New England Patriots last weekend.Share TweetMisdemeanor resisting arrest charges against Adrian Peterson have been dropped, the Minnesota Vikings running back said in a text Tuesday to ESPN's Josina Anderson.Share TweetThe injury suffered by Ben Roethlisberger during Monday night’s 13-10 Steelers victory over the Chiefs added to a football week already filled with injuries to starting quarterbacks. All those injuries will be up for discussion during Tuesday’s editioShare Tweet
Goodell concerned that HD is so good, there’s no need to buy ticketsFor tens of millions of Americans, there’s nothing better than spending 12 hours or so every Sunday sitting at home watching NFL games on TV. That’s great for the NFL’s bottom line. But the ideal situation for the NFL is for those home viewers to beShare TweetMinnesota governor Mark Dayton sent a nasty letter to the Vikings on Tuesday regarding the team’s intended use of PSLs to partially finance the team’s $477 million contribution toward a new stadium. The Vikings have responded with a tactful, yet poiShare TweetTampa Bay linebacker Quincy Black will miss the remainder of the season after injuring his neck making a tackle.Share TweetIn the middle of a wave of offensive line problems, the Panthers are apparently turning to a guy they’re familiar with. Jeremy Bridges, who was waived off injured reserve by the Cardinals recently, will be signed by the Panthers, according to Aaron WilsShare TweetWe thought about making the headline read “Ravens sign Chris Johnson” and then opening with a joke about how it isn’t that Chris Johnson. You probably wouldn’t have laughed, though. It really isn’t that funny when you take the five seconds to reShare TweetThe Packers will be in Detroit this weekend, leading some to remember their last November trip to the Motor City. That was last Thanksgiving, of course, and it was when Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh stomped on Packers guard Evan Dietrich-Smith at…Share Tweet
Six NFL quarterbacks enter Week 11 with perfect playing-time percentagesThis year, the National Football League has added "Playtime Percentage" to the Gamebooks that are found in the "Game Centers" at NFL.com. That information is not always updated on the public end, but it is updated the morning after …Share Tweet
Ayanbadejo says Raiders thanked him for supporting gay marriageDuring Sunday’s Raiders-Ravens game, Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo talked to some players on the Raiders, but it wasn’t trash talk. Instead, Ayanbadejo says he and some of his opponents talked about politics, and that players on the Raiders creShare TweetWhile the NFL's concussion protocol is supposed to be set in stone, it doesn't always appear to be so on gameday. This was never more apparent than in the Houston Texans' 1-6 win over the Chicago Bears on Sunday night. With 2:56 left in the first half, …Share TweetMinnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says he will fight any effort by the Vikings to charge fans extra fees to buy season tickets in the new, publicly subsidized football stadium.Share TweetWhen it comes to Steelers injuries this week, you’re going to have a hard time capturing much attention if your name isn’t Ben Roethlisberger. The quarterback isn’t the only member of the team to come out of Monday night’s 13-10 win over the ChiefShare Tweet
Coughlin: Eli's play vs. Bengals 'terrible,' 'foolish'Coughlin: Eli's play vs. Bengals 'terrible,' 'foolish'Share Tweet
Eric Berry Is Legitimately Terrified Of HorsesFuck the Autumn Wind-this is the best thing NFL Films has ever produced. On last week's Inside The NFL (dug up by Kissing Suzy Kolber), we learned that Chiefs safety Eric Berry suffers from equinophobia. Equinophobia is no joke: More »Share Tweet
Vikings stadium bill contemplates PSLs, foreign gamesGovernor Mark Dayton isn’t happy the the Vikings will be playing at least one home game in London. He’s also miffed that the team is considering the use of Personal Seat Licenses to raise the team’s portion of the contribution toward a new stadiumShare TweetThe Raiders had just about everything go wrong in Baltimore last Sunday, a turn of events that some may have predicted when they announced that they would be flying east without Darren McFadden, Mike Goodson and Richard Seymour. Oakland doesn’t have toShare TweetThe abrupt decision of the Atlanta Falcons to release defensive end Ray Edwards has sparked speculation that something happened to prompt the decision. Per a league source, it was simply a numbers game. Edwards no longer was a starter. The source says …Share Tweet
In lawsuit, Mendenhall invokes Charlie Sheen’s 9/11 commentsSteelers running back Rashard Mendenhall was dropped as an endorser of the athletics apparel company Champion after he expressed doubts on Twitter about whether Osama bin Laden was really behind the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and criticize…Share TweetBeing a reporter requires a finely tuned ear, so as to detect subtle clues about a team’s intentions. Take for instance last week, when Bills general manager Buddy Nix said he wanted to draft a quarterback this coming offseason. And then today, Bill coaShare TweetAs expected, the Bears have brought back quarterback Josh McCown to serve as a third quarterback on the team’s 53-man roster. The team hasn’t made any determination about Jay Cutler’s status for this week’s game after he suffered a concussion agaiShare Tweet
Where major awards races stand after W10Breaking down league's major awards races after Week 10Share TweetTwo days after not-commenting-while-commenting on the reported interest of outgoing Browns president Mike Holmgren in the not-currently-vacant head coaching job in Dallas, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has commented on his commitment to the guy who currentl…Share Tweet
Colts give Arians credit for surprising successTalk to anyone in the Colts locker room, and they'll tell you interim coach Bruce Arians is a major part in Indianapolis' stunning turnaround. Maybe the biggest contributor of all.Share TweetJust two years ago, the Denver Broncos were dissolving into irrelevance or, maybe even worse, a side show. But now, Hall of Fame quarterback John Elway is turning the Broncos into winners again.Share Tweet
Outside the Game: Vernon Davis is finally following his artistic heartGrowing up as he did in a tough Washington D.C. neighborhood, San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis had artistic interests and talents that were sidetracked by the pressures and prejudices of the inner city. Davis avoided art classes in high school…Share TweetEarly in the first quarter of the Chicago Bears' loss to the Houston Texans, former Bear Danieal Manning made a game-changing play. He hit tight end Kellen Davis, forcing a fumble that was returned 32 yards. It was a great play by Manning, who played fo…Share Tweet
Tiki Barber's Life Just Gets Sadder Every DayIt's been six years since Tiki Barber retired from football, which means we've spent six years watching him desperately try and fail at becoming some kind of relevant media personality. Having washed out of the television business, Tiki is on to much sa…Share Tweet
Jets looking for help at running backMost of the focus on the problems with the Jets offense have focused on the play of quarterback Mark Sanchez, but Sanchez is hardly the only reason the unit has performed poorly this season. The running game has been a non-factor as well. Shonn Greene’sShare Tweet
PFT Live: Eagles talk with Tim McManus, Wendy’s Rapid ReactionIt seems like there’s been some kind of crisis every week of this season for the Eagles and this week is certainly no exception. A concussion may be the thing that ends Michael Vick’s tenure as the team’s starting quarterback and Tim McManus of 97.5Share TweetWe live in a text-and-information-heavy sports society, so it's not surprising that every now and then a typo slips through. But some missteps are more unfortunate than others, as with the mistake on ESPN's "Monday Night Countdown" involving a…Share Tweet'Skins' Garcon practices for first time in a monthShare TweetDoctors have cleared quarterback David Garrard to work out for NFL teams, agent Al Irby said in an email to ESPN.Share Tweet
Giants rookie David Wilson will ride the pine until he grows upThree running backs were chosen in the first round of this year’s NFL draft, and two of them are carrying the load as rookies: Tampa Bay’s Doug Martin has 173 carries for 862 yards and Cleveland’s Trent Richardson has 152 carries for 575 yards. AndShare TweetAtlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith will not address accusations that his players Sean Weatherspoon and Jonathan Babineaux deliberately interfered with the New Orleans Saints' pregame warm-up routine Sunday, a source told ESPN.Share TweetGreg Little came away inspired from his a meeting with Alonzo Mourning, who explained to him that if he wanted to develop as a player, and that if he wanted to help his team win, the only way to reach any goals was through personal sacrifice.Share TweetThe Cowboys haven’t proven themselves to be consistent enough to overlook anyone, but owner Jerry Jones sounded like a man looking down the schedule past the Browns, in respect to the condition of running back DeMarco Murray. Jones said they’d continuShare Tweet
Bills beat Thursday’s blackout deadline, but problems loomThe Bills have declared Thursday’s game against the Dolphins a sellout, allowing a local television broadcast. But the rest of the season might be tougher to show fans in Western New York who don’t buy a ticket. According to Gene Warner of the BuffaloShare TweetAfter missing two games with a concussion, Chiefs quarterback Brady Quinn has been cleared to return to the field on Sunday against the Bengals. Although he had already been ruled out of Monday night’s game against the Steelers, Quinn made the road tripShare TweetGiants running back Ahmad Bradshaw has had a busy start to his bye week, going through a battery of medical tests to try to figure out the nature of his problems. And according to Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPNNewYork.com, that included an X-ray of his neck. Br…Share Tweet
Since Everybody Loves Fans Flipping The Bird, Here's A Steelers Fan Flipping The Bird Last NightIf there were any chance we'd miss such a thing as this, you all ensured we were covered. Thanks to the many, many of you who submitted your own versions of this angry Steelers fan, and keep the tips coming by emailing us. More »Share Tweet
Jared Allen raises nearly $300,000 for wounded warriorsVikings defensive end Jared Allen has been raising plenty of money for wounded warriors via an unconventional golf tournament. On Friday night, he generated a large chunk of what he calls cashish through more traditional means. The First Annual Jared A…Share TweetThe same day the Panthers fired their special teams coach after the touchdown that wasn’t, the assistants that remained were freshening up resumes, and making sure everyone knew the kind of job they were doing. Defensive coordinator Sean McDermott pointShare TweetOn Friday, a SiriusXM caller insisted that former Chiefs coach Marty Schottenheimer had been spotted in Kansas City. The Chiefs denied that a meeting between Schottenheimer and owner Clark Hunt had occurred. Thereafter, Schottenheimer said that, while …Share TweetThe Bills think WR Donald Jones is growing into a bigger role. Dolphins offensive coordinator Mike Sherman says this week’s game against the Bills will test his team’s character. Said Patriots DT Vince Wilfork, “We can always get better and do thingShare TweetEven after a 35-point blowout, some Ravens players aren’t satisfied. In fact, veteran safety Ed Reed apologized, via Twitter, for his play in the 55-20 win over the Raiders. His missed tackle, which led to a 55-yard touchdown by Darrius Heyward-Bey, helShare TweetCowboys coach Jason Garrett says he’s happy to take the bad with the good with his quarterback, Tony Romo. After the Cowboys beat the Eagles on Sunday, Garrett said that he views Romo as a great quarterback because he can improvise and do things when thShare Tweet
Healthy Peterson Outruns Conventional Wisdomnytimes.com Nov 13, 2012An injury late last season had most people figuring 2012 would be a lost year for Minnesota's Adrian Peterson, but the Vikings' running back leads the league in rushing and is showing no signs of slowing.Share Tweet
Replay assistants finally come under scrutinyThe officiating blunders that occurred in Week 10 made us wonder whether it was Week Three all over again. In one respect, it was. The common thread between the replacement officials and the regular officials is the replay assistants. Hidden high above…Share TweetAfter a second consecutive win to move to 6-4 on the season, Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll gave his team a simple message on Monday. Get outta here. Carroll gave his players the entire week off as Seattle finally gets their bye in Week 11 of …Share Tweet
Dennis Allen calls Raiders defensive performances “unacceptable”The last two weeks have been far from pretty for the Oakland Raiders defense. It’s a pair of performances head coach Dennis Allen isn’t at all happy with. According to Josh Dubow of the Associated Press, Allen was blunt in his evaluation of the defensShare Tweet
Steelers Fans Are Inescapable And TerribleI have been broadcasting to you live from Walt Disney World all weekend and, man, Steelers fans are everywhere. Even here, at the tiny little corner of a bar at my resort. This woman was so loud and so pro-Pittsburgh and only asked once what was the sco…Share Tweet
Fourth-and-Short: Gut-Check Time for Flaccograntland.com Nov 13, 2012If there's a silver lining to the injury bug that's bitten the Baltimore Ravens this season, it comes in the form of being able to finally evaluate Jo...Share Tweet
About Last Night: K.C. Can't Stop Steelersgrantland.com Nov 13, 2012In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Monday. Steelers linebacker Lawrence Timmons intercepted Chiefs Q...Share Tweet
Wake ready to swim into playoffsNov 13Miami Dolphins DE Cameron Wake joins "Around the League" to discuss the team's quest to get back into playoff contention as well as their game plan in stopping Buffalo Bills RB C.J. Spiller.
Cowboys playoff-bound?Nov 13Dallas Cowboys LB DeMarcus Ware dials in on "Around the League" to discuss the team's leader as well as its quest to contend for the playoffs.
Resisting Arrest Charges Against Adrian Peterson Have Been Droppe...Nov 13Kevin Seifert with the latest on Adrian Peterson's legal issues.
Finally Tebow time?Nov 13Is it finally time for the New York Jets to let quarterback Tim Tebow be the team's main signal-caller?