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Report: A.J. McCarron called in sick for Titans visit
profootballtalk.com Updated 4 hours ago
Perhaps more than any position, quarterbacks are in the perception business. As it stands, A.J. McCarron is generally perceived positively, despite the reality show that his soon-to-be-wife may or may not be working on. Now we get a nugget that may or m…Upvote Share Tweet
For months, we've wondered what the Houston Texans might do with the first pick — take a quarterback or draft Jadeveon Clowney. So what's behind Door No. 3? There appears to be some smoke now for a possible trade of the pick, ESPN's Ed Werder suggests. …Upvote Share Tweet
Bears worked out Darius Reynaud on Wednesdayprofootballtalk.com 6 hours agoThe Bears, who signed tailback Shaun Draughn on Wednesday, also took a look another veteran running back with kick-returning experience yesterday. According to Howard Balzer of The Sports Xchange, the Bears tried out Darius Reynaud, who had stints with …Upvote Share Tweet
Here's The Routine Play That Caused Russell Allen's Career-Ending Strokedeadspin.com 8 hours agoOn Tuesday, Robert Klemko of The MMQB brought us the story of former Jaguars linebacker Russell Allen, whose career ended after he suffered an in-game stroke in Week 15 of last season. Above is video of the play that led to Allen's stroke.Read more...Upvote Share Tweet
Luck will have abundance of weaponsESPN.com 9 hours agoINDIANAPOLIS – Andrew Luck isn’t a dreamer. You won’t find him with his feet propped up on his couch at home or fantasizing while he’s flying across the Atlantic Ocean to a soccer match in Europe thinking about the plethora of offensive weapons he’ll ha…Upvote Share Tweet
Colts get the bye-week short straw this yearprofootballtalk.com 10 hours agoOne of the many areas for potential pissing and moaning about the perceived unfairness of the schedule comes from the bye weeks. Specifically, from the teams that have to play multiple other teams who had two weeks to prepare for the game. This year, th…Upvote Share Tweet
2014 NFL schedule: Steelers, Cowboys, Colts dominate lineup on Sunday and Monday nightyahoo.com 21 hours agoThe NFL has a lot of television network partners to keep happy, and that job got more difficult when CBS was given a package of Thursday night games this season. The league for years used "Monday Night Football" to show its highlight game each…Upvote Share Tweet
Week 16 features Saturday doubleheaderprofootballtalk.com 23 hours agoOfficially, Week 16 launches with a Thursday night game in Jacksonville, where the Jaguars will host the Titans. But the real action gets rolling on Saturday, when the league brings back the concept of the late-season Saturday doubleheader. One game sta…Upvote Share Tweet
Week Nine brings 16th Brady-Manning matchupprofootballtalk.com 23 hours agoDeath, taxes and Peyton Manning facing off against Tom Brady. Whether Manning has been with the Colts or the Broncos, annual games against Patriots teams quarterbacked by Tom Brady have been all but certainties since 2001 and, assuming everyone’s health…Upvote Share TweetESPN.com 23 hours agoBreakdown: Could you ask for a better season opener for the Colts, Andrew Luck vs. Peyton Manning Part II in a nationally televised game on Sept. 7? I didn’t think so. The Colts have not won a road opener since 2006. They happened to win the Super Bowl …Upvote Share TweetESPN.com 24 hours agoBreakdown: Remember a year ago, when the consensus was the Tennessee Titans had a brutal start and would probably do well to go 1-3? Well, they went 3-1. That should console Tennessee fans as they look at this first month -- at Kansas City, Dallas, at C…Upvote Share TweetESPN.com Apr 23 (yesterday)Breakdown: If the Jaguars are going to get off to a good start in 2014, they’ll have to do it against some pretty tough competition. They play three of their first four games against teams that made the playoffs last season -- including two on the road …Upvote Share Tweet
Bradley: Jags didn't take risk with GerhartESPN.com Apr 23 (yesterday)JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- One of the benefits of the Jacksonville Jaguars’ signing of running back Toby Gerhart is also one of the biggest risks. Gerhart doesn’t have much wear and tear on his body after spending the first four years of his career backing u…Upvote Share TweetTrent Richardson was nothing short of terrible after the Colts traded a first-round draft pick for him last season. But Richardson hasn’t lost his confidence. Richardson told reporters today that when he looks in the mirror, he sees the same running bac…Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Apr 23 (yesterday)Phil Costa, the 26-year-old center who abruptly announced his retirement just weeks after signing as a free agent with the Colts, says he did it because football wore him down. “Unfortunately, the day-to-day physical rigor of the NFL season has taken a …Upvote Share TweetWe continue our weekly checkups on the mock drafts by the Houston Chronicle's John McClain. He gave quarterbacks Blake Bortles and Johnny Manziel to the Texans in his first two mock drafts, and then created waves around the NFL when, after months of ins…Upvote Share TweetESPN.com Apr 22 (2 days ago)The Tennessee Titans have hosted Alabama’s Ha Ha Clinton-Dix and Louisville’s Calvin Pryor on pre-draft visits. Too much can be made of those visits. I don’t think Tennessee can draft a player in the first round who wouldn’t be expected to play right aw…Upvote Share TweetIf you were armed with the knowledge that an NFL player suffered a stroke on the field because of a hit, you'd figure it would be apparent what happened when you saw the replay. MMQB.com reported that Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Russell Allen suffer…Upvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Apr 22 (2 days ago)Clowney? Bortles? Could it really be Khalil Mack? In this mysterious draft, anything goes with the Texans at No. 1.Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Apr 22 (2 days ago)As the Texans continue to host most of the guys expected to be taken at the top of the draft, the Texans could have a plan in mind other than making one of them the first overall selection on the evening of May 8. The Texans could be seriously consideri…Upvote Share Tweet
Continuing our draft previews with a look at the Jaguarsprofootballtalk.com Apr 22 (2 days ago)The Jaguars were an unmitigated disaster in 2012, so improving to nearly decent in 2013 stands as progress. But they did things in the second half of the season that made them appear competent, at least on one side of the ball. But coach Gus Bradley has…Upvote Share Tweet
Family tradition: Jake Matthews to visit the Texansprofootballtalk.com Apr 22 (3 days ago)The Texans continue to look at the entire board before they make the first pick, including a chance to talk to someone with a familiar name in Houston. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Texas A&M tackle Jake Matthews is scheduled to visi…Upvote Share Tweet
Could Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel end up in Dallas?Apr 24What is the most likely landing spot for Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel? Daniel Jeremiah and Charles Davis offer a couple of teams that offer a perfect match.
NFL.com Draft Do-Over: 2013Apr 24The Kansas City Chiefs went from 2-14 in 2013 to 11-5 in 2014, but Bucky Brooks thinks one dynamic playmaker could have helped even more than Eric Fisher. Check out how the 2013 draft could have changed.
NFL Games To WatchApr 24Tim Hasselbeck, Jerome Bettis and Ryan Clark discuss which games they are most looking forward to watching this season and which reunion games they most want to see this year.
Most compelling QB matchup for Andrew Luck in 2014Apr 24As quarterback Andrew Luck prepares for his third season, the "NFL AM" crew debates the most intriguing games on the Indianapolis Colts' schedule.
Don Banks: 'Fail Mary' reunion perfect way to start 2014; more schedule Sn…Apr 23Takeaways from the long-awaited but not understated release of the NFL's 17-week, 256-game 2014 regular-season schedule ...
2014 schedule - Super Bowl rematch among top gamesApr 23A Super Bowl rematch between the Seahawks and Broncos is among the highlights of the 2014 NFL schedule, writes John Clayton.
NFL schedule to be released Wednesday nightApr 22The NFL schedule is going to be officially announced and released at 8 p.m. ET Wednesday.
Don Banks: 2014 NFL Mock Draft 4.0Apr 22Not only will the NFL draft fall later than ever this year when it finally commences on the night of May 8, but also it will apparently pass the threshold of the calendar's fifth month while retaining its sense of utter mystery at the top. There are ple…