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nydailynews.com Updated Dec 12, 2012Victor Cruz doesn’t make his teammates nervous when he does his harmless salsa dance routine after he scores a touchdown. A couple of quick moves and it’s over. But even Cruz cringed when rookie running back David Wilson made it into the end zone threUpvote Share TweetNFL commissioner Roger Goodell has begun preliminary dialogue through the league office with suspended New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton regarding his eventual reinstatement.Upvote Share TweetBy Joe Smith, Times Staff Writer Wednesday, December 12, 2012 TAMPA - The Saints enter their showdown with the Bucs on Sunday in unfamiliar territory.For the first time in eight years, New Orleans (5-8) is playing out its final three games with almost nUpvote Share Tweet
Report: Williams testified trying to stop bountyFormer New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams testified that he tried to shut down the team's bounty system when the NFL began investigating but was overruled by assistant head coach Joe Vitt.Upvote Share TweetOn Tuesday, former Commissioner Paul Tagliabue said in subtle-yet-unmistakable fashion that current Commissioner Roger Goodell needs to take a page from the Andy Reid playbook and do a better job. On Wednesday, Saints quarterback Drew Brees was slightly…Upvote Share Tweet
Sapp spotted at Super Bowl celebration with a Super Bowl ringFormer Bucs defensive tackle Warren Sapp told a bankruptcy court earlier this year that Sapp lost his Super Bowl ring. Apparently, he has since found it. Or he bought a replica. Or he borrowed a teammate’s. Multiple photos from Sunday’s 10th annivUpvote Share Tweet
Greg Hardy not done with FalconsCarolina defensive end Greg Hardy missed an opportunity to gloat Sunday when he left the locker room before the media entered. But Hardy made up for it Wednesday. Hardy said last week the Panthers were a better team than the Falcons and he and his teamm…Upvote Share TweetWhen former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue made a ruling on Tuesday that vacated the punishments of four formerly suspended New Orleans Saints players, it closed a chapter (through not the entire book) on one of the more embarrassing and elongated saga…Upvote Share TweetWith a postseason berth appearing unlikely for three of the four NFC South teams, it’s time to start looking ahead to the 2013 NFL draft. Check out this Insider post in which Todd McShay rolls out his first mock draft. Obviously, the final draft order iUpvote Share TweetIf Pro Bowl voting ended right now, the NFC South would have only four starters in the all-star game. Atlanta tight end Tony Gonzalez, Tampa Bay free safety Ronde Barber and New Orleans punter Thomas Morstead each are the NFC leaders at their positions.…Upvote Share TweetPanthers linebacker Luke Kuechly has been named the NFC’s defensive player of the week, and it might not be the last honor coming his way. Kuechly had a career-high 16 tackles in the Panthers’ 30-20 win over the Falcons, and leads the league with 130Upvote Share TweetThe four players suspended as part of the NFL’s investigation into the Saints’ bounty program had those suspensions vacated by former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue on Tuesday, ending their long fight against the punishment handed down by Tagliabue”Upvote Share TweetNew York Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw has a sprained knee, which could keep him out of Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons.Upvote Share TweetThere’s little doubt that rookie running back David Wilson was the biggest star of the Giants’ 52-27 win over the Saints in Week 14. And now there’s no doubt that he’s the NFC special teams player of the week as a result. The NFL made the announceUpvote Share TweetSince the product on the field hasn’t been as good as expected, and the opponent isn’t compelling, the Chargers are trying something new in an effort to move unwanted tickets for Sunday’s game against the Panthers. They’re using Groupon. That’sUpvote Share Tweet
NFL32OT: Redskins On Playoff PushDec 12Episode 236: Robert Flores and Chris Mortensen discuss the Redskins playoff chances. Steve Young breaks down the biggest concerns for the Texans. The NFL32 crew discuss which wide receiver tandem will impact Sunday's Giants-Falcons game.
Goodell Begins Reinstatement Talks With PaytonDec 12Roger Goodell does not eliminate possibility of Sean Payton rejoining Saints before Super Bowl.
Road To The Superdome: Atlanta FalconsDec 12Dan Graziano and Pat Yasinskas discuss what the Falcons need to do in order to reach the Super Bowl
Blogger Blitz: Giants-Falcons PreviewDec 12NFC East blogger Dan Graziano talks with NFC South blogger Pat Yasinskas about this weekend's game between the Giants and Falcons
Rashard Mendenhall, Pittsburgh Steelers running back, skipped team's most …Dec 12Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall's one-game team suspension is for not attending last Sunday's game against the San Diego Chargers, according to a multiple sources.