This is the October 29, 2013 news archive. View today's NFL rumors and news.
Hall of Fame receiver Lance Alworth had his Super Bowl ring stolen from a San Diego restaurant in 1992. The ring was missing for the last 21 years until being returned to Alworth on Tuesday. According to the Associated Press, Alworth contacted authoriti…Share Tweet
One of the most beloved players in Jacksonville Jaguars history thinks the Jacksonville Jaguars may not be long for Jacksonville. Via First Coast News, former Jaguars quarterback Mark Brunell recently said he won’t be surprised if the team moves to Lond…Share TweetComing off a one-game suspension for repeated violations of the player safety rules regarding blows to the head of defenseless players, Brandon Meriweather vowed to start aiming lower at opposing players to avoid getting fined. Meriweather said he’ll ha…Share TweetThe man charged with killing the 2-year-old son of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has bonded out of a South Dakota jail.Share TweetThe only man who ever has owned the Tennessee Titans, which entered the AFL in 1960 as the Houston Oilers, died last week at the age of 90. On Tuesday, his son-in-law became the team’s new president and CEO. The Titans announced that Tommy Smith will ru…Share TweetCalvin Johnson had his best game as an NFL player on Sunday -- thanks in large part to Dallas' coverage.Share TweetThe Washington Redskins aren’t ready to stop using their name, but a major newspaper in another city is. Per multiple industry sources, the San Francisco Chronicle has decided to no longer print the term “Redskins.” No announcement has been made, and it…Share TweetOn Sunday, Dez Bryant was accused and immediately convicted on national TV of excessive gesticulation. This was based mainly on long-distance exegesis of Bryant's body language during a couple of sideline exchanges, the first with Tony Romo and the seco…Share TweetThe Seattle career of receiver Sidney Rice could be ending not with a bang or a whimper but the snapping of an ACL. With Rice suffering in late October a multi-month knee injury that necessarily will limit him through the offseason and into 2014, the Se…Share Tweet
False start penalties on Drew Brees raise eyebrowsIt’s rare to see a quarterback called for a false start. It’s exceedingly rare to see a quarterback called for a false start twice, on back to back plays. But that happened to Drew Brees on Sunday. With the Saints facing a third-and-1, Brees called for …Share TweetThe 2012 NFL draft will end up being one of the most interesting the sport has seen. There was a lot of star power at the top, with some very good starting quarterbacks being selected ... including Russell Wilson in the third round. Needless to say, Wil…Share Tweet
Get ready for “The Gronks”When reports surfaced last year that the Gronkowski family had hired William Morris endeavor “to develop a TV show,” those reports quickly were shot down. Regardless, a TV show has been developed. According to Deadspin, it’s an animated show. And there’…Share Tweet
Cleveland Browns spokesman comments on fake quotes all over new facility's walls: "This evening, a BCleveland Browns spokesman comments on fake quotes all over new facility's walls: "This evening, a Browns spokesman told cleveland.com that the quotes are available on multiple Web sites and are generally acknowledged to be faithful to their source…Share TweetHere is your early betting info for Week 9 NFL; we'll update on Thursday with money lines and spread movements for these 12 games and add Eagles-Raiders (this line opened late). Two small tweaks from last week: Each team's actual record is included, and…Share TweetPatriots right tackle Sebastian Vollmer’s season is over. The Patriots announced today that Vollmer has been placed on season-ending injured reserve after suffering a leg injury on Sunday against the Dolphins. That news is not unexpected, as Vollmer nee…Share Tweet
Catch Them If You CanWeek 8 proved that this season, the biggest impact players from April's draft are running backs.Share Tweet
Harbaugh is coy about Crabtree’s returnTwo-plus weeks ago, the window opened for 49ers receiver Michael Crabtree to return to practice. On Tuesday, coach Jim Harbaugh tried to avoid providing a timetable for Crabtree’s arrival. Asked if Crabtree’s return in a few weeks is “still doable,” Har…Share TweetThe New England Patriots agreed to a deal with the Philadelphia Eagles for veteran defensive tackle Isaac Sopoaga just minutes in advance of Tuesday's 4.pm. ET trade deadline. They will send a 2014 fifth-round pick to the Eagles for Sopoaga and a 2014Share TweetFormer Eagles receiver Freddie Mitchell was sentenced to more than three years in prison for his role in a tax fraud scheme. Senior U.S. District Judge John Antoon II sentenced Mitchell to 37 months in prison in an Orlando courtroom today. Mitchell coul…Share TweetTuesday's 4 p.m. ET trade deadline passed with defensive end Jared Allen still a member of the Minnesota Vikings.Share TweetThe Browns made a move at wide receiver Tuesday, but not the one some were expecting. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Browns are signing former Panthers wide receiver Armanti Edwards. Dubbed the MVP of training camp by coach Ron Rivera…Share TweetThe NFL hasn’t officially identified the persons who’ll attend on the league’s behalf Wednesday’s meeting with representatives from the Oneida Indian Nation. Unofficially, the delegation includes Adolpho Birch, Jeff Pash, and Paul Hicks, according to Ma…Share TweetWhat became apparent after Mike Tomlin did not give Zoltan Mesko a vote of confidence at his weekly news conference became official late Tuesday afternoon.Share Tweet
Bradley: Jaguars sticking with Henne at QBThe Jacksonville Jaguars are going to stick with Chad Henne as their starting quarterback.Share TweetWhen the Bears lost quarterback Jay Cutler for at least a month to a groin injury, receiver Brandon Marshall predicted Cutler would miss only two games. More recently, Marshall said Cutler will miss only one game. Marshall may have been right on the mon…Share TweetSteelers coach Mike Tomlin hasn’t been afraid to shake up his lineup this season. But the latest demotion was a guy who was supposed to make an immediate impact. According to Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, first-round pick Jarvis Jones h…Share TweetThere are many ways to look at the NFL, but the easiest - and most tedious – method to figure out what is going on is by examining the numbers. Here is a numerical look at the league heading into Week 9: 0 – Touchdowns scored by Philadelphia Eagles coac…Share TweetGeneral Manager Jerry Reese did not attempt to deflect the criticism leveled at him after an 0-6 start, but he tried to emphasize that the Giants were still in the chase for the playoffs.Share TweetWatching Calvin Johnson shred his defense on Sunday, Cowboys owner and General Manager Jerry Jones would have loved to have had one of his old cornerbacks back: Jones said on Tuesday that he believes Deion Sanders, the Hall of Famer who played cornerbac…Share TweetThe Miami Dolphins put slot receiver Brandon Gibson on injured reserve Tuesday, the team announced.Share Tweet
Terrell Owens suggests racism is reason for different reactions to Dez Bryant, Tom Brady sideline blowupsTerrell Owens has something to say about Dez Bryant and Tom Brady. Grab yer popcorn. Owens spoke with Bleacher Report's Mike Freeman on Monday and raised what certainly could be a hot topic of debate, as it relates to perception and reality. Owens: &quo…Share TweetThe man accused of killing for Redskins safety Sean Taylor took the stand Tuesday and denied he was in the home at the time of the shooting. According to David Ovalle of the Miami Herald, accused murderer Eric Rivera told jurors he did not know he and a…Share TweetDallas is sitting .500 again, continuing a reign of mediocrity the football world has never before seen.Share TweetChris Cooley’s wonderful for many reasons, including but not limited to the fact he tried to work beer into his contract and the fact he’s a renowned potter. He can add “judge of character” to his Renaissance man resume, after he described former Redski…Share TweetIn an era when so much time and effort and worry have been devoted to the potential long-term consequences of minor brain injuries suffered by most if not every football player at most if not every level of the game, it’s easy to forgot the more immedia…Share Tweet
Eddie Lacy’s Running Helps Open Packers’ Attacknytimes.com Oct 29, 2013Led by Eddie Lacy, the top N.F.L. rookie rusher, Green Bay now has a formidable running game to complement the passing of Aaron Rodgers.Share TweetPhiladelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles completed the NFL's concussion protocol and was cleared to practice Tuesday.Share Tweet
Dolphins cheerleaders' website briefly replaced with porn: It only affected mobile viewers, and let'Dolphins cheerleaders' website briefly replaced with porn: It only affected mobile viewers, and let's be honest—If you're calling up cheerleader photos on your phone, you're probably planning to beat off in the office bathroom anyway. [Palm Beach Post]R…Share TweetSeattle Seahawks wide receiver made a dumb move Monday night. He committed a pointless taunting penalty after catching an 80-yard touchdown bomb in their 14-9 victory over the St. Louis Rams. Tate beat his man, Rams corner Janoris Jenkins, caught the ba…Share TweetKansas City has won, but against a soft schedule, and has not yet faced a team with a winning record.Share Tweet
Dolphins cheerleader website hacked by pornographersThere’s obviously a certain prurient interest when an NFL team dedicates a website to its cheerleaders. But for some Dolphins fans who used their mobile devices this morning, it was a little more prurient than normal. According to Andrew Abramson of the…Share Tweet
Gronkowski brothers pitching animated TV show about their lives … no, seriouslyNote to TV execs: Make this happen. In what might be the most ridiculous and essential would-be programming ever, the famous Gronkowski clan — led by inimitable New England Patriots tight end Rob — are pitching an animated show based on their lives. It'…Share TweetTexans quarterback Matt Schaub might be physically fine, but that doesn’t mean his feelings aren’t hurt. The deposed starter (who will watch Case Keenum start this week) admitted that he’s not a fan of coach Gary Kubiak’s decision to replace him. “As a …Share TweetCornerback Darrelle Revis was a four-time Pro Bowler before he joined the Tampa Bay Buccaneers prior to this season. Revis was once known as the NFL’s best cornerback. He was so good, the term “Revis Island” was used to describe the receivers he locked …Share TweetFuture Hall of Fame tight end Tony Gonzalez knows that the “trade me from a crappy team” cannon is something a player can fire only once in his future Hall of Fame career. And so he’s not asking to be traded from the unexpectedly crappy Falcons. But Gon…Share Tweet
PFT Live: Eagles talk and MVP watchToday’s Pro Football Talk Live will have discussions of the quarterbacks who may win the MVP award, and about a team whose quarterback play has been far from MVP worthy. Eagles insider Geoff Mosher will join Florio to talk about the Eagles, where Chip K…Share TweetAfter missing Sunday’s game with a concussion, Eagles quarterback Nick Foles has been cleared to return. Philadelphia offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur confirmed today that Foles has been given the go-ahead for a full practice. Foles will split practice…Share Tweet
Analysis: Peyton Manning Halfway to Another M.V.P. Seasonnytimes.com Oct 29, 2013In a midseason assessment of N.F.L. awards, the Broncos quarterback stands above all others. Jamaal Charles of the Chiefs and J. J. Watt of the Texans are the best players on each side of the line.Share Tweet
NFL Draft 2014 Risers/Fallers: Is Ohio State's Braxton Miller a legit pro prospect?It's easy to compare Braxton Miller to his predecessor, Terrelle Pryor, but they're very different players.Share Tweet
Matt Stafford Was Mic'd Up During The Lions' Comeback DriveThanks to this video, we can now hear what Matt Stafford was saying while he led his team on a thrilling, game-winning drive against the Cowboys on Sunday. Read more...Share TweetThe NFL trade deadline is here. Which teams should sell and which should stand pat? Chris Burke and Doug Farrar examine.Share TweetBrian Waters came out of retirement for this? Hailed as a savior for a downtrodden Dallas Cowboys offensive line, Waters, 36, emerged from his yearlong NFL hiatus to start five of the seven games he played this season despite not having a training camp.…Share TweetWide receiver Kenny Britt said Monday he'd be open to a trade from the Tennessee Titans if they decide to move him by Tuesday's 4 p.m. ET deadline.Share TweetWhen the Eagles scored only seven points on Sunday via a special-teams snap from the Giants that even Trey Junkin would say was bad, my first thought was that it was the first time that Chip Kelly’s high-speed offense ever had been shut out. It wasn’t. …Share Tweet
Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz’s 10-year-old daughter among many to leave Cowboys game earlyWhen the Dallas Cowboys took a six-point lead in the fourth quarter against Detroit with a little over one minute remaining, some fans at Ford Field headed for the exits. Those “fans” – the ones more concerned about beating traffic than watching a footb…Share TweetWhen Peyton Manning took a day off last week, it quickly became a thing. Broncos coach John Fox wants to make sure everyone’s prepared for the coming inactivity of his star quarterback. The 37-year-old Manning’s among about a dozen veteran players who w…Share Tweet
Leslie Frazier: I never thought we’d be 1-6, but we’ll get things fixedVikings coach Leslie Frazier admits that even if he had laid out his worst-case scenario for this season, it wouldn’t have occurred to him that his team would go from 10-6 last season to 1-6 to start this season. “There was no scenario in my mind that t…Share TweetBills QB Thad Lewis is proving his toughness. The Dolphins will look to WR Rishard Matthews to replace the injured Brandon Gibson. Patriots RT Sebastian Vollmer’s broken leg shakes up what had been a stable Patriots offensive line. Among the angry at th…Share Tweet
Coaches Heat Index – Hard to make a case for Falcons coach Mike Smith to retain his jobAtlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith inherited a franchise that lacked an identity after former quarterback Michael Vick’s legal troubles. The Falcons finished 4-12 in 2007 before Smith’s arrival. Most NFL observers believed Smith’s hardest job would be mak…Share TweetIt did not take long for the NFL office to inform Oakland Raiders defensive coordinator Jason Tarver his actions this past Sunday were out of line. Tarver gave NFL officials the middle finger twice during a 21-18 victory against the Pittsburgh Steelers.…Share TweetJets wide receiver David Nelson confirmed that Bengals cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones threatened to “find out where you live and come and get you.” But he also didn’t think it was as big a deal as some did. “I wouldn’t say it was a threat,” Nelson said,…Share TweetDespite all his success in nine seasons in St. Louis, former Rams running back Steven Jackson never rushed for 100 yards in a game against the Seattle Seahawks. On Monday night, Rams’ fifth-round rookie Zac Stacy did it in his first try. Stacy rushed fo…Share TweetThe Tennessee Titans announced Monday they have re-signed safety Corey Lynch. Lynch spent part of training camp with the Titans before being released during final cuts in August. Lynch was originally a sixth-round pick of the Cincinnati Bengals in 2008.…Share TweetThe Seahawks won't brag about the aesthetics, but Seattle did just enough to beat the Rams on the road.Share TweetThe Dallas Cowboys have agreed to terms with defensive end Everette Brown after a try out with the team on Monday. According to Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News, the Cowboys agreed to terms with Brown Monday night. Brown was a former second-rou…Share Tweet
Brandon Banks quickly makes impact for CFL’s Tiger-CatsIn a relatively short time, former Redskins returner/wide receiver Brandon Banks has already had a big impact for the CFL’s Hamilton Tiger-Cats. The 25-year-old Banks, who signed with the Ticats on Sept. 30, secured a home playoff game for Hamilton with…Share Tweetgrantland.com Oct 29, 2013It was a little strange when the season started. We knew we were still watching a bad team, but there was no flaming disaster where the Jets were supp...Share Tweet
Rodgers-Jennings Hug Awkward?Oct 29Aaron Rodgers joins PTI to discuss his prolonged hug with Greg Jennings after Sunday's game.
As Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Sidney Rice goes down, Percy Harvin could returnOct 29Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin could make his season debut Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but fellow wideout Sidney Rice has been lost for the season.
'A Football Life Backstory: Warren Sapp'Oct 29Warren Sapp and Derrick Brooks come together to reminisce on their time together with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Get details on how the two men were as roommates and what memories they have of Tampa Bay.
Jared Allen Stays PutOct 29ESPN Vikings reporter Ben Goessling reacts to the Vikings holding on to DE Jared Allen at the trade deadline.
Big-name trade acquisitions failing to produce on new teamsOct 29Clayton's mailbag: Trades are an important part of the game, but far too often the expected impact is overrated.
Don Banks: At 4-4, Cowboys continuing reign of mediocrity never before see…Oct 29Of course they did. Of course the Dallas Cowboys blew a pair of 10-point fourth-quarter leads in excruciating fashion at Detroit on Sunday, losing 31-30 to the Lions to fall back to .500, reaching midseason at 4-4.
The Tuesday MailbagOct 29Andy Dalton has connected with second-year receiver Marvin Jones for six touchdowns in the past three games, including four in Sunday’s 49-9 blowout of the Jets. (David Kohl/AP) Add this to the list of things I never thought I’d see in 2013: Andy Dalton…