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While former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez may not be sued by the handcuffed inmate Hernandez allegedly beat up earlier this week in jail, Hernandez has been sued by the families of two men he allegedly killed in July 2012. According to Travis Ande…Upvote Share Tweet
Kiper's latest Big Board: Burners riseESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. posted his latest "Big Board," tweaking his top 25 based on the scouting combine. Interestingly, the most notable risers are skill-position players that figure to be on the New York Jets' radar with the 18th pi…Upvote Share TweetThe NFL announced Thursday that the New York Giants and the Buffalo Bills will open the 2014 preseason schedule with the annual Hall of Fame game in Canton, Ohio.Upvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Feb 27With the top-tier quarterbacks being picked apart, a small-school star is quickly gaining admirers.Upvote Share Tweetdd Tyson Clabo to the list of Miami Dolphins players who are critical of the Ted Wells report.Upvote Share TweetPolice checking on reported damage to a car belonging to Richie Incognito, the player at the center of the Miami Dolphins' bullying scandal, say Incognito told an officer he did the damage himself.Upvote Share TweetFour years ago, the Jets swung a deal with the Steelers for receiver Santonio Holmes. Any day now, the Super Bowl XLIII MVP will be both a former Steeler and a former Jet. Per a league source, the Jets soon will be cutting Holmes, who is due to earn a b…Upvote Share Tweet
Bills say they’re willing and able to tag Jairus Byrd againThe Bills used the franchise tag to sit on safety Jairus Byrd last year, and they’re considering doing it again. Or at least they’re saying they are. Bills General Manager Doug Whaley told the team’s official website (the most useful vehicle for deliver…Upvote Share Tweet
Bart Scott on policing racial slurs: Referees already have a hard enough timeIn his new role as a member of the crew on CBS’ The NFL Today, former Jets and Ravens linebacker Bart Scott will be asked to offer strong opinions on the NFL topics of the day. Scott’s not waiting for the cameras to start rolling to share his thoughts, …Upvote Share TweetAdding some RB depth is a possibility for the Bills in the draft Dolphins G Richie Incognito’s car got some unauthorized body work — with a baseball bat. Double-dipping at WR is again a possibility for the Patriots. The search for the right backup QB to…Upvote Share TweetOn Tuesday, former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was involved in an altercation with another inmate in the Bristol County Jail. On Wednesday, Hernandez landed in isolation for 30 days as a result of the incident. According to NECN.com, Hernandez wi…Upvote Share Tweet
Buddy Nix still on scouting trail for BillsEarlier this week, Doug Whaley wrapped up his first combine since being named the Buffalo Bills' general manager last May. But what about former GM Buddy Nix, who stepped down from his role to become a special assistant? Nix was spotted on occasion at t…Upvote Share Tweet
Lining up Patriots 2014 free agentsWith various top free agent lists starting to surface, let's narrow things down to the Patriots with a snapshot look at the team's free agents: 1. CB Aqib Talib -- Difference-maker when healthy and added a different dynamic to the cornerbacks room since…Upvote Share Tweet
Inside the Huddle with John ClaytonFeb 27John Clayton goes deep on the Cardinals' plan to play Larry Fitzgerald more in the slot, how the Bengals plan to run the ball more without overloading Bernard and the Chiefs' plan for their ground attack.
Matthew Berry's Top 150 For 2014Feb 27Matthew Berry's 2014 NFL rankings are out, and he discusses where Peyton Manning lands after a record-breaking 2013.
Johnny Manziel should be Houston Texans' manFeb 27Johnny Manziel isn't perfect, but there are plenty of reasons he's the best choice for the Texans with the No. 1 pick, writes Jeffri Chadiha.
Don Banks: Small-school star Jimmy Garoppolo continues to gain admirersFeb 27With the combine having passed into history, the NFL draft's annual wart-finding season is almost in full bloom. On that front, it has been a particularly brutal week for the presumed upper echelon of this year's quarterback class, who have gotten laid …