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MJD scooting around with three wheels

MJD scooting around with three wheels

ESPN.com Updated Jan 31, 2013
NEW ORLEANS -- Maurice Jones-Drew is living a sort of split life, these days. He’s an NFL star in his offseason. He’s also UCLA undergrad living on campus trying to finish his degree. But it’s more complicated than that for the Jacksonville Jaguars
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  • Moss says Titans “blackballed” him in 2010

    Moss says Titans “blackballed” him in 2010

    After the Vikings fired receiver Randy Moss during the 2010 season, the Titans claimed his contract on waivers. And then Moss languished in Tennessee, with six catches for 80 yards in eight games. So what happened?  As part of his compulsory media avail…
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  • Rob Gronkowski doesn’t think he returned too soon

    Rob Gronkowski doesn’t think he returned too soon

    profootballtalk.com Jan 31, 2013
    Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is making the rounds in New Orleans this week with a big black cast on his left arm, the result of the arm he suffered in the playoff opener against the Texans. It was the second time he broke the arm this season and Gr…
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  • Greg Roman on David Caldwell

    Greg Roman on David Caldwell

    ESPN.com Jan 31, 2013
    NEW ORLEANS -- Given a chance Thursday, San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman offered to set the record straight. It’s been written and repeated that he and new Jacksonville Jaguars general manager David Caldwell were roommates at John Ca
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  • Steady As He Goes: Twelve years and a host of changes separate …

    Steady As He Goes: Twelve years and a host of changes separate the R…

    CNNSI.com Jan 31, 2013
    Twelve years and a host of changes separate the Ravens from their last title. Yet Ozzie Newsome still presides over one of the NFL's model franchises. Don Banks examines how.
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  • J.J. Watt "Proposes" To His Six-Year-Old Biggest Fan

    J.J. Watt "Proposes" To His Six-Year-Old Biggest Fan

    deadspin.com Jan 31, 2013
    Earlier this month, one of those "crying children" viral video made the rounds. But this one was different: it wasn't the usual kid crying because their team lost. Six-year-old Breanna was upset that she wasn't 25, because if she were, she wou…
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  • Video - Arian Foster talks strengths of Rice, Gore 02:42

    Arian Foster talks strengths of Rice, Gore

    Jan 31
    Houstan Texans running back Arian Foster joins Super Bowl Live to talk about the strengths of fellow running backs Frank Gore and Ray Rice.
  • Video - Foster talks strength of Rice, Gore 03:17

    Foster talks strength of Rice, Gore

    Jan 31
    Houston Texans running back Arian Foster joins Super Bowl Live to talk about the strengths of fellow running backs Frank Gore and Ray Rice.
  • Video - Down Hill At Super Bowl Week: Episode 3 02:14

    Down Hill At Super Bowl Week: Episode 3

    Jan 31
    Mike Hill challenges Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew to a race.
  • Video - Watt on MVP: 'We need a defensive guy to break through' 05:33

    Watt on MVP: 'We need a defensive guy to break through'

    Jan 31
    Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt stops by "NFL AM" to discuss how the Baltimore Ravens have improved since the Texans beat them in the regular season, as well as plead his case for a defensive MVP award winner.

Sports Columnists

  • Jim Trotter: Smith chastises NFL for lack of player safety

    Jan 31
    NEW ORLEANS -- The NFL Players Association challenged the league's commitment to player safety on Monday, going so far as to call some teams' behavior "reckless" when diagnosing and treating players.
  • Don Banks: Seahawks' Wilson familiar with Super-bound 49ers

    Jan 31
    NEW ORLEANS -- Colin Kaepernick might be all the rage at this year's Super Bowl, but the most recent quarterback to beat San Francisco and its wunderkind second-year passer showed up here today with a little buzz of his own attached to his name. Seattle…
  • Don Banks: Ravens' Super Bowl run a testament to skills of Ozzie Newsome

    Jan 31
    NEW ORLEANS -- In some form or fashion, on multiple fronts, the issue of legacy hangs over every Super Bowl these days. But that discussion at Super Bowl XLVII should start nowhere else but with the singular feat that would be Ozzie Newsome's if his Bal…
  • Jim Trotter: In Trent Baalke, the 49ers have a GM whose foundation is buil…

    Jan 31
    NEW ORLEANS -- After receiving his first NFL scouting job with the Cleveland Browns in 1991, Lionel Vital was told he should take college coaches to lunch when visiting their schools. Scouts want as much background as possible on draft-eligible prospect…