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Already, there are plenty of good reasons for the Steelers to not match the one-year, $2.5 million offer sheet signed by receiver Emmanuel Sanders with the Patriots. Here’s another: Ben Roethlisberger wants the Steelers to match. According to Jason La CUpvote Share Tweet
Bills add ex-Eagles linebacker Marcus DowtinThe Bills have been assigned ex-Eagles linebacker Marcus Dowtin on waivers, BuffaloBills.com reported on Friday. The Eagles waived Dowtin and three other players on Thursday, including linebacker Ryan Rau, whom the Browns claimed Friday. The 6-2, 226-po…Upvote Share TweetAnother day, another one-time Eagle on his way to Cleveland. The Browns announced Friday that they had successfully claimed linebacker Ryan Rau on waivers from Philadelphia. Rau was one of four Eagles players waived on Thursday. Also on Thursday, the Ea…Upvote Share Tweet
Bengals close to bringing Alex Smith aboardQuarterback Alex Smith had a much longer flight to get to his new team than tight end Alex Smith did. According to Geoff Hobson of the team’s official website, the Bengals are “getting close to a deal,” with the former Browns tight end. Smith becameUpvote Share Tweet
PFT on NBC Sports Network: Falcons, 49ers, Ravens draft needsWe’ve reached the end of another week and Pro Football Talk on the NBC Sports Network has reached the end of this year’s look at the draft needs for every NFL club. Three of the last four teams standing at the end of last season are up for discussionUpvote Share TweetThe Bengals know Bernard Scott’s medical file better than anyone, and decided he was worth another shot. According to Mike Garafolo of USA Today, the running back agreed to terms with the Bengals on a one-year deal. He met with the Raiders, so there wasUpvote Share TweetThe Baltimore Ravens made official Friday, signing veteran linebacker Rolando McClain to a one-year contract.Upvote Share TweetBaltimore Ravens For Lardarius Webb, patience remains his watchword as he makes steady progress in his rehabilitation from a torn anterior cruciate ligament for the second time in four years, writes Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun. The Ravens' top cor…Upvote Share TweetESPN.com Updated Apr 12, 2013Who is one potential breakout player for each AFC North team in 2013? Baltimore Ravens: Kelechi Osemele. It can be argued that Osemele did, in fact, break out at the end of his rookie season. And it could be argued that the Ravens’ shuffling of their ofUpvote Share Tweet
Look out, NFL: Athletic Ansah starting to realize football potentialCNNSI.com Updated Apr 12, 2013BYU knew it had an athlete in Ezekiel Ansah. Turns out, it had much more. Still learning football, Ansah could turn the NFL -- and its QBs -- upside down, Dennis Dillon writes.Upvote Share TweetRemember those reports that teams were champing (yes, it’s champing not chomping) at the bit for a crack at signing receiver Victor Cruz to an offer sheet? There’s a brand new spin on why it didn’t happen. It’s believed that Cruz, like former SteeUpvote Share Tweet
Don Banks: For Penn State's Mauti, proving health to NFL just latest adver…Apr 12Never missing a chance to make big news out of even the mundane, the NFL this week released a whopping 23-name list of prospects who will attend the draft later this month in New York City, and that means we can all start bracing ourselves for the lates…
The Sports Guy on baseball fightsApr 12You can call it a donnybrook or a fracas. Bill Simmons calls it one of the best things that can happen at a baseball game.