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More news from the Irving, Tex. crash last month that claimed the life of Dallas Cowboys practice squad player Jerry Brown Jr.: the Dallas News is reporting that an autopsy has revealed that Brown's blood alcohol content was actually below the legal dri…Upvote Share Tweet
After strongly considering leaping to the NFL, Bill O’Brien has reportedly decided to stay at Penn State. O’Brien interviewed with both the Browns and the Eagles but has decided not to consider either position - or any other position - and will reUpvote Share TweetThe New York Giants would like Michael Strahan to take a little time out from talking to Kelly Ripa and spend some time talking to Jason Pierre-Paul. Giants General Manager Jerry Reese said on WFAN that he wants Strahan, who set the NFL’s single-seasonUpvote Share TweetKANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Andy Reid and the Kansas City Chiefs should be quite familiar by now.Upvote Share TweetPHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Philadelphia Eagles will interview Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy on Sunday in Denver.Upvote Share Tweet
Coughlin: Pain of missing playoffs indescribableFour days after the New York Giants' season ended, Tom Coughlin said he's going stir crazy not being able to defend the team's title in the postseason.Upvote Share Tweet
Redskins’ Adam Carriker tweets some trash talk to Romo, Vick, EliOrdinarily, it’s not a good look for a player who hasn’t seen the field in three months to talk trash. Unless it’s legitimately funny. So on the “funny” exception, we’ll pass along a good piece of trash talk that Redskins defensive end Adam CaUpvote Share TweetOn Wednesday, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said that it would be “uncomfortable” around the team in the coming days and weeks as he tries to make changes that will break the team “out of that cycle” of finishing in the middle of the pack. When you’Upvote Share TweetEarlier this week, Redskins coach Mike Shanahan answered a question about his son, offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, interviewing for head coaching jobs by saying he thought the time for that was after the Redskins’ season came to an end. That suggesUpvote Share TweetIt’s high drama, even for the drama-rich NFL. A pair of boyhood friends who had worked together for a generation are now working separately, and working against each other in pursuit of the same coach. Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie and his former top lieUpvote Share Tweet
The Brotherhood: A funny thing happened along the Bengals' way to …A funny thing happened along the Bengals' way to stockpiling defenders no one else wanted: They built a dominant unit, one that will make its mark in January, Ben Reiter says.Upvote Share Tweet
Still America's Team: An Analysis Of Twitter Behavior Before Cowboys-Redskinsdeadspin.com Updated Jan 3, 2013It was a good year to be a Redskins fan. Seven straight wins to close out the season. First playoff appearance since 2007. First NFC East title since 1999. A rookie running back who set the team record for rushing yards. And, of course, Black Jesus. Mor…Upvote Share TweetGiants' Cruz optimistic about getting an extensionUpvote Share TweetThe Redskins are riding a seven-game winning streak into Sunday’s game against the Seahawks and one of the biggest reasons for their turnaround after a 3-6 start has been the improved play of the defense. They forced 15 turnovers and sacked quarterbacksUpvote Share TweetLee Singer of ESPN Stats & Information put together this preview for this Sunday's playoff game between the Washington Redskins and the Seattle Seahawks: 2012 Option Rushes by Week When the Seahawks and Redskins meet Sunday, two of the most rush-hea…Upvote Share Tweet
Something's Gotta GiveRookie QBs reviving non-playoff teams aren't the only thing the Redskins and Seahawks have in common, but who continues deeper into January? Peter King has the answer.Upvote Share Tweet
Ahmad Bradshaw: You never know who will be backGiants running back Ahmad Bradshaw battled through a slew of injuries this season to post 1,015 rushing yards in 14 games, the second time that he’s topped the 1,000-yard mark in his career. As he was cleaning out his locker and saying goodbye to his teUpvote Share TweetCowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant had to leave the stadium in a wheelchair after injuring his back during Sunday night’s season-ending loss to the Redskins and he was still on crutches Tuesday, leading to tests over the last few days to determine the extUpvote Share Tweet
Programming note: On the roadI am currently driving from my New Jersey home to Ashburn, Va., where I'll be covering Robert Griffin III and the Washington Redskins for the next couple of days in advance of their playoff game Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks. I hope to have plenty…Upvote Share TweetESPN is on the verge of adding Ray Lewis to its talent lineup.Upvote Share Tweet
Robert Griffin III: What a Good Quarterback Meansnytimes.com Updated Jan 3, 2013Do you have a top quarterback or not? Everything in the N.F.L. can change based on that question.Upvote Share Tweet
Bills may have some degree of interest in Jim HaslettThe Bills are trying to get in on the Chip Kelly derby, but they’re clearly putting together a Plan B. And one of the names on the Plan B (or maybe C) list seems to be Redskins defensive coordinator Jim Haslett. There was an item in the Washington PostUpvote Share TweetEli Manning and Michael Vick have done a lot to puncture the notion that Lambeau Field gives the Packers a home-field advantage that’s impossible to overcome in recent years and now a member of the Packers is saying that he’d just as soon play on theUpvote Share Tweet
Breakfast links: Jerry Jones blustersWashington Redskins Santana Moss went from a guy whose roster spot was in question last spring to a vital part of the Redskins' high-powered offense by accepting his new role as the slot receiver. Oh, they're having some fun down there in Ashburn, where…Upvote Share Tweet
NFL32OT: A Tough Task AheadJan 3Episode 242: Chris Mortensen discusses which rookie quarterback will have a tougher task this postseason. Merril Hoge makes his pick for MVP. The NFL32 crew discuss Adrian Peterson's desire to play on special teams.
'3:10 to D.C.': Seattle Seahawks vs. Washington RedskinsJan 3Two players. Two different destinies. One goal. Robert Griffin III and Russell Wilson square off in their first playoff game this Sunday. Check out our theatrical trailer. All aboard on the 3-10 to D.C.
Mike McCoy To Interview With Three TeamsJan 3Broncos' offensive coordinator Mike McCoy is scheduled to interview with Bills, Cardinals and Eagles for head coaching positions.
More valuable rookie: Robert Griffin III or Alfred Morris?Jan 3Is Washington Redskins running back Alfred Morris more valuable than fellow rookie Robert Griffin III? Heath Evans talks about the added elements Morris brings to the Redskins' offense.
Jim Trotter: With poise beyond his years, Wilson leads Seahawks into playo…Jan 3RENTON, Wash. -- Seahawks rookie Russell Wilson was among the league's most productive quarterbacks over the final nine weeks of the season, throwing for 18 touchdowns, rushing for four others, posting a passer rating in excess of 104.0 on seven occasio…
2012 NFL playoffs -- John Clayton's First and Goal: Wild-Card RoundJan 3With the Ravens' wild-card game possibly being Ray Lewis' last at home, emotions will run high in Baltimore, John Clayton writes.
One-minute drill: Peter King's team-by-team playoff previewsJan 3One-minute drill: Peter King's team-by-team playoff previews
Peter King: NFL Wild-Card PicksJan 3Peter King: NFL Wild-Card Picks