This is the October 6, 2012 news archive. View today's NFL rumors and news.
As the Texans prepare to visit the Jets on ESPN’s Monday Night Football, the ESPN hype machine has gone into hyperdrive. And with the Tim Tebow teat milked drier than a Bible belt ‘burgh at noon on Sunday, Bristol needed to go in a different direction
Share TweetAs the Texans prepare to attempt to extend their record to 5-0, they may have running back Ben Tate on Monday night in New York. Then again, they may not. Tate is officially questionable for the game with a toe injury, and he practiced on Saturday. “I e
Detroit expects to get Louis Delmas back after the byeUpdated Oct 6, 2012 Share TweetThe Lions continue to struggle on defense, with no interceptions through four games. When they return from their annual week off, there’s reason for optimism. Safety Louis Delmas returned to practice before the mandatory bye-week break. Per a league
Browns at Giants: Matchup to WatchUpdated Oct 6, 2012 Share TweetThis game could be an especially ripe opportunity for Eli Manning. Cleveland's defense is yielding an average of 286 passing yards a gameSource: nytimes.comShare TweetBrowns wide receivers Mohamed Massaquoi and Travis Benjamin will miss Cleveland's game Sunday against the New York Giants because of hamstring injuries.
Larry Johnson: People will judge me, but I didn’t do itUpdated Oct 6, 2012 Share TweetAfter his arrest on Friday in Las Vegas, former All-Pro running back Larry Johnson has now been arrested five different times after allegations of violence toward women. But Johnson insists the latest allegation against him is bogus. “I know people willShare TweetLast year, the Broncos and Patriots played twice, and neither game was close: New England won 41-23 in the regular season and 45-10 in the playoffs. This year, the Broncos are preparing to play the Patriots on Sunday, and they think things will be diffe…Share TweetGREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- The Green Bay Packers have activated defensive end Mike Neal, who was suspended for the first four weeks of the season for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing drugs.
Beer Of The Week: Blue Buck, In Time For Canadian ThanksgivingUpdated Oct 6, 2012 Share TweetMonday marks a holiday that in Canada is known as Thanksgiving. Any American will recognize the basic outlines of the day: Get together with friends and family and eat until you can compare stretchmarks and then succumb to naps. That doesn't mean it's t…Share TweetThe Jets expect Dustin Keller, Stephen Hill, John Conner and Sione Pouha to miss Monday night's game, according to a source.Share TweetPublic figures, especially public figures who have been involved in self-starting public relations nightmares throughout their careers, should keep one thought above all: Be very careful when it comes to posting on social media. Philadelphia Eagles quar…Source: yahoo.com
Peyton Manning Will Buy A Stake In The Memphis GrizzliesUpdated Oct 6, 2012 Share TweetLike LeBron James with his stake in Liverpool, Peyton Manning has decided merely being at (or near) the top of one sport is not enough: he'd also like to own part of a team in another. Chris Vernon had the scoop on Thursday, and as he noted then, Peyton…Share TweetPresumably, he’ll be wearing his Giants hat. After showing his support in a possibly expensive way, 49ers quarterback Alex Smith will throw out the first pitch tonight when the San Francisco Giants open the playoffs tonight against the Cincinnati Reds,
Three Niners avoid fines from Jets gameUpdated Oct 6, 2012 Share TweetEvery Friday (or thereabouts), a stream of reports emerges regarding the fines imposed on players who did things during games they shouldn’t have done. Rarely is it mentioned when players don’t get fined. A trio of 49ers won’t be able to surrender
Whisenhunt: Cards need rest more than remedial workUpdated Oct 6, 2012 Share TweetThere’s nothing Ken Whisenhunt would rather be doing that having his guys in pads working this weekend. But the Cardinals coach also thinking about the long haul, which is why he’s giving them some down time. After a sloppy showing in their first loss
Cribbs says Jerome Harrison is dealing with seizuresUpdated Oct 6, 2012 Share TweetLast year, an effort to trade running back Jerome Harrison from Detroit to Philadelphia resulted in the discovery of a brain tumor, during the physical administered by the Eagles. Browns receiver Josh Cribbs, a one-time teammate of Harrison’s in CleveShare TweetThis was not what the Saints were expecting when they traded a future first-round pick to get running back Mark Ingram. Then again, this wasn’t what Ingram was expecting either. The Saints haven’t found much of a role for Ingram, who has rushed 32 tim
Michael Griffin admits defense is in a Catch-22Updated Oct 6, 2012 Share TweetAs much trouble as Titans defensive coordinator Jerry Gray had explaining what he really meant by his “bring the Gator truck” comments, his players are having a hard time putting his words into play. Titans safety Michael Griffin agrees with the gener
Chiefs threatening all-time NFL turnover recordsUpdated Oct 6, 2012 Share TweetThe Chiefs haven’t just been bad in the turnover department this season. They’ve been historically bad. With 15 turnovers so far this season - eight lost fumbles and seven interceptions - Kansas City is on pace to turn the ball over 60 times. That
Injury cost Barry Church a chance at a new contractUpdated Oct 6, 2012 Share TweetInjured Cowboys safety Barry Church’s pain isn’t only from his torn Achilles. He also missed an opportunity at more financial security in the process. According to Calvin Watkins of ESPNDallas.com, the Cowboys offered Church a new contract prior to hi
Now a Cowboy, Brian Moorman honoring commitments in BuffaloUpdated Oct 6, 2012 Share TweetAfter 12 years in the NFL, all punting for the Bills, Brian Moorman was abruptly cut last week. A day later he signed with the Cowboys, but he’s not turning his back on Buffalo. With the Cowboys off this week, Moorman traveled back in Buffalo on Friday
Looking for lives outside football, Jerry Rice and Barry Sanders were brought back to the game by their sonsUpdated Oct 6, 2012 Share TweetJerry Rice and Barry Sanders did as much to define the modern game of football as anyone, but neither man wanted to be defined by the game after leaving it. For Sanders, the great Detroit Lions running back who retired after the 1998 NFL season with 15,…Source: yahoo.com
Report: Larry Johnson Assaulted Another Lady And Told A Security Guard He'd Rip His Vocal Cords OutUpdated Oct 6, 2012 Share TweetLarry Johnson now has five arrests on his record for varying degrees of assault against women-that's three more arrests for assaulting women than Johnson had 1000-yard rushing seasons as a player. This time the details are especially gory. Per TMZ: MoreShare TweetRyan Mathews isn’t “somebody else’s fumbler” yet, but he may not be the Chargers’ starting running back, either. Such that the distinction matters, Chargers coach Norv Turner isn’t saying whether Jackie Battle or Mathews will start Sunday nigh
Jerry Jones: Cowboys are not dismayed by a 2-2 startUpdated Oct 6, 2012 Share TweetAfter an ugly loss to the Bears on Monday night dropped the Cowboys to 2-2, owner Jerry Jones is trying to stay upbeat. Jones said Friday on 105.3 The Fan that while he isn’t exactly thrilled with the way the team has played since the impressive Week On
Shanahan didn’t know what he was getting in Alfred MorrisUpdated Oct 6, 2012 Share TweetSure, Robert Griffin III has become the most talked-about rookie in the NFL. But the Redskins have gotten a major contribution from a guy with a far more modest draft pedigree. In round six, coach Mike Shanahan and G.M. Bruce Allen drafted running back…Share TweetAs the Colts prepare to take the field on Sunday without head coach Chuck Pagano to lead them, they’ll hear from Pagano, indirectly. According to Mike Chappell of the Indianapolis Star, Pagano has sent an email to the team. Interim head coach Bruce AriaShare TweetGiants running back Andre Brown ran the ball very well when Ahmad Bradshaw got hurt early this season, but when Bradshaw was healthy enough to play again on Sunday, Brown went back to the bench. The Giants say that’s a reflection on Brown’s blocking.Share TweetLike the call that handed the Seahawks the win over the Packers two Mondays ago, the ruling in the Braves-Cardinals death match was complex enough to trip up the layman. The call on Golden Tate's "touchdown" could, if you squinted, have been j…Share TweetLease negotiations between the Bills, Erie County, and the State of New York are currently occurring behind closed doors, with the parties agreeing not to talk about the talks. Jets defensive coordinator Mike Pettine says “[t]here’s nothing worse” t