- Kelly teaches Vick how to hold football
- Buccaneers' Glennon will compete for starting job
- Chargers sign Freeney to two-year deal
- Report: Milliner signs with new agency
- Avant working out at defensive back
- Report: Gronkowski may need back surgery
- Seahawks' Irvin suspended 4 games for violating PED policy
- Bears agree to terms with first-round pick Long
- Jets' Goodson arrested on drug, weapons charges
- Charles Woodson to visit with Raiders on Tuesday
- Restraining order against Young cites domestic violence
- Warrant issued for Chad Johnson
Remember earlier this morning when I wrote about the great Rob Gronkowski problem of 2013? Now that his fourth forearm surgery is officially scheduled for next week, there was optimism that he’ll be fine for your fantasy drafts in August. Even though there’s still significant risk that comes with a Gronk pick, it’s balanced by the far more significant reward.
Yeah, about that.
Now we’ve learned that in addition to the lingering forearm ailment, Gronkowski also has a back problem...
One day when we go about the exercise of looking back on the 2013 draft and which prospects failed to display the requisite levels of goodness on the field, the names of several quarterbacks will likely be in that discussion.
Or maybe they won’t, and Geno Smith, Matt Barkley, and Ryan Nassib will surprise and then taunt us after they were rumored as possible first rounders, and then they fell considerable distances. But the most surprising development was that the...
Mike Wallace sure seems to like this Ryan Tannehill kid. The two teammates are playing catch (or rather, you run really far and I’ll throw it really far) two or three times together after practice every day.
Wallace has been so impressed that he raised the bar to Ben Roethlisberger-ian levels earlier this week:
“Both have strong arms. Ryan has a cannon, can really fling it. Ryan may be able to throw the ball a little farther than Ben....
Since the moment the Jets traded for Chris Ivory after signing Mike Goodson, I’ve taken every available opportunity to remind you that the combination of those two could be the only part of their offense this season that isn’t horribly depressing.
Their collective open-field speed could quickly lead to quality late round or early season waiver wire fantasy value, with a fine return forthcoming on your minimal investment. That’s especially true since Ivory and Goodson have more than just quicks,...
This should be greeted with the proverbial grain or bag of salt, whichever you prefer. But since Michael Vick has made a habit of getting crunched and bent in directions which go against the intended design of the human body throughout his career, the urgent breaking news below is still…interesting.
As part of a story in which the progress of the Eagles’ quarterbacks so far early in the offseason is discussed (because that’s not happening 19 times daily), the Philadelphia...
Last night we were delivered news that feels like good news regarding the fate of Rob Gronkowski’s forearm. It was embraced warmly, because we so desperately need and want the best tight end in the land to be healthy, and to be healthy now.
Make no mistake, friends. This is good news. Maybe, and likely.
Gronk’s surgery to replace the plate in his arm has been delayed due to a lingering infection, the same infection that’s raised the fear of...
To play next year, Randy Moss needs a team that wants to pay him. That’s his major hurdle right now, since he’s currently unwanted and discarded.
The question, though, is whether or not Moss wants to be wanted.
We’re very much in the middle of a time in the NFL calendar when veteran players of Moss’ ilk begin aggressively looking for and often finding work, even if it’s only temporary employment in the form of a training camp tryout. Example:...
Remember last summer when Chad Johnson’s two marriages — his one with the Dolphins, and his other actual marriage with Evelyn Lozada — ended shortly after they started? They both came to that demise due to a domestic violence incident involving Lozada.
As a result of said incident, Johnson is still under probation, which means he needs to periodically visit a probation officer. Recently that requirement has become problematic for whatever reason. Johnson failed to report to his probation officer,...
Something came over me as I wrote the headline above. It was a wave of dusty offseason nostalgia that I couldn’t quite place. We’ve been here before, and had this exact same discussion under nearly the exact same circumstances, haven’t we?
Ahhh yes, there it is! Here’s Donovan McNabb in mid April last year, saying something in a radio interview that would make people — people like you and me — talk about Donovan McNabb and his everlasting legacy:
As expected, #browns Weeden up first in drills at OTAs.
— Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) May 16, 2013
I probably should have warned you to sit down before this, though I’m not really sure why you were standing. Consider this news broken.
Nothing is shocking here, and as Mary Kay Cabot quite rightly notes (and we’ve joined her in that noting, because we note things), Brandon Weeden has always been expected to begin the offseason and training camp atop...
Wes Welker was never supposed to leave New England. He was supposed to stay there for the remainder of his career, catching passes from best-friend-forever Tom Brady and terrorizing defenses with first down after first down.
Now he’s in Denver, where quarterback maestro Peyton Manning fools defenders with hand signals and slings the football around a mile high into the air. Like in New England, Welker is expected to quickly gel with his quarterback en route to whipping linebackers and...
Mike Glennon could become a very interesting guy in August, if you’re the kind of person who’s interested in a strong-armed rookie quarterback who could be set to throw a lot of deep balls to a trio of fast wide receivers with great leaping ability named Vincent Jackson, Mike Williams, and Kevin Ogletree.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers drafted Glennon in the third round last month, making him the third quarterback off the board, well ahead of rumored first rounders Matt...
In the before time when television programming consisted primarily of things that used good ol’ creativity and original thought to entertain me, and make me either laugh or think (or anything in between), I would have liked to be in the room when the idea for the first “reality” show was floated.
My television history may be a little off here mostly because there are very few things in this life I care less about than the history of reality...
The Jets were set to have a real and honest quarterback competition, and eventually David Garrard’s mere presence would have ended in Mark Sanchez finding employment elsewhere, or maybe chillin’ on a beach in September and spending his $8.25 million in guaranteed money on whatever GQ bros buy while bathing in sand (Fresca?).
Geno Smith would have easily won his dual with Mark Sanchez, and in theory jettisoning the loser of the worst QB competition in the history of such...
Dwayne Bowe missed the final three games of last season. But despite that absence, and despite the fact that he dealt with the demon quarterback duo of Brady Quinn and Matt Cassel, he still finished with 59 catches for 801 receiving yards.
Again, look at those numbers, and look at those names who threw Bowe the ball. Then feel the respect seep through your veins.
Done? Great, because even with a quarterback who isn’t Quinn or Cassel, this isn’t happening…...
May is usually filled with failed attempts to make predictions about depth charts, and justifying why you should care about Chad Henne. But nearly every year there’s at least one significant injury during OTAs. Something pops, or tears, or breaks, or just bends in a direction that goes against its intended design.
That happened to Melvin Ingram Tuesday (the tearing part), as the Chargers second-year pass rusher tore his ACL, which almost certainly ends his 2013 season. We...
It was assumed Rolando McCLain’s habit of getting arrested and producing pictures featuring himself in handcuffs while looking, um, happy would eventually end his football career. But this still seems sudden, and maybe forced.
McClain abruptly announced his retirement this afternoon, with the Ravens confirming his decisionin a press release. The end of his career comes a few weeks after he was arrested for the third time in two years. This latest and final arrest — at least in...
The Jaguars have officially started a quarterback competition that will likely be one of those kind of, sort of competitions. While it’s quite notable that Blaine Gabbert and Chad Henne are splittingfirst-team practice reps during OTAs — meaning Henne will be given a legitimate chance to win the starting job — you have to believe that somewhere in a room with the door firmly shut, the Jags’ brass is hoping Gabbert wins. That’s a common feeling when a first-round...
Eli Manning needs Victor Cruz. David Wilson and/or Andre Brown need Victor Cruz. Hakeem Nicks needs Victor Cruz.
We need Victor Cruz. Yet we still only have confusion.
It’s almost as if it’s mid May, long before there’s legitimate motivation for either side in this little contract kerfuffle to change their current strategy of doing nothing.
Oh there’s hope, but is it real? Somewhere, a hack undergrad philosophy teacher is asking that very question to his class right now while...
I wish no harm on DeAngelo Williams. No really, I hope he has great success in his future endeavors, whatever they may be. Surely they will involve carrying a football, because that’s been the only professional pursuit he’s ever known. And for that, he deserves a slow clap.
Earlier this morning, though, we witnessed a Williams development which leads to some continued fantasy hurt. He restructured his contract, meaning he’ll continue to carry a football for the Carolina Panthers and...
No, he’s not a real-life Benjamin Button too, although it’s possible. We’ll await confirmation.
The Patriots like to pass the football a fair bit. You may have noticed this, and it’s a product of their quarterback being named Tom Brady. While no one was near Matthew Stafford in pass attempts during the 2012 season because the concept of running was entirely foreign to the Lions (he finished with 727 attempts), Brady was one of only three other quarterbacks to attempt...
Da’Rick Rogers could have been a second-round draft pick. Hell, in a draft with little separation nearly three weeks ago, it wasn’t a reach to project him as a late first rounder.
But both of those projections neglect his shady past, which is something general managers don’t do. Rogers was once a Tennessee Volunteer alongside Cordarrelle Patterson and Justin Hunter, but he was given the boot last August after failing multiple drug tests.
That didn’t stop Tyrann Mathieu from being...
Wherever Brian Urlacher lands eventually — if he lands anywhere…eventually — he’ll be the weakest link. Which is why we remain hopeful that he’ll land somewhere, because fake footballing is much more enjoyable when there’s an aging slow guy playing middle linebacker for the team tasked with stopping your running back.
The latest and newest report regarding Urlacher doesn’t really feel new at all.
Yes, please get multiple grains of salt ready. In fact I would screw off the top...
The Tape Never Lies: If he’s used correctly, Martellus Bennett will be a great asset for Marc Trestman
I knew Martellus Bennett before he was a black unicorn. He was first a professional Cowboy, struggling to live up to expectations in his first four years for a variety of reasons, some of which included poor training and misuse. He then swapped outfits to become a Giant, where he finally produced and parlayed a big year — 626 yards, five touchdowns, and wonderful run blocking — into a $20 million contract with the Chicago Bears.
Three teams in...
For the cool price of $975 million — $500 million of which is public money (guuuulp) — the Vikings will play in a shiny new ice palace three years from now. Personally, I think they should have just gone all the way with the straight igloo look, or maybe they could have given a nod to the vintage sugar mountain appeal of the old Metrodome that will be vacated after the 2013 season. Alas, I’m not an architect.
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