NFL Notebook: Bryant’s agents, Cowboys meetSTLtoday.comBryant, 26, has threatened to go as far as missing regular-season games without an extension, although the Cowboys feel that is an empty threat. Owner Jerry Jones said earlier this month that he expects Bryant to be “leading the way” when the team …and more …read more From:: NFL NFC...

For NFL and NFLPA, stakes are high in Tom Brady’s appealBoston GlobeSports leagues and their unions are always going to have their differences, but the relationship between the NFL and the NFLPA under commissioner Roger Goodell and NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith has been especially frosty since Smith … the …NFL’s next question: What...

NFL Notebook: Miami’s plunge began with a splashBoston Herald“I think they’re capable of making the playoffs, but I can’t say right now that they’re a playoff team because, once again, I think New England wins the division, and then you’re only talking about two wild card spots in the rest of the conference, and …and more ...

2016 Super Bowl Predictions: Pittsburgh Steelers or Indianapolis Colts?NFL Spin ZoneWho has the best chance to win the Super Bowl this season, the Indianapolis Colts or the Pittsburgh Steelers? Indianapolis finished 11-5 a season ago with the fourth-best point differential in the conference and the third-most yards in the league … …read more From::...

Bucs Beat: Playoff game big omission on McCoy’s resumeTBO.com“Winning is kind of in my DNA, man,” McCoy said before a recent Tampa Bay Rays game at Tropicana Field. “I want to win so bad. I told my wife this is the year. … Even when the Bucs stunned the NFL by going 10-6 in McCoy’s rookie season, he missed …5 Reasons Why the Tampa...

Elliott wants to be special for PackersAppleton Post CrescentThey also might have hosted the NFC title game instead of traveling to thunderous Seattle. Instead … These are the unheralded players who could turn around a special teams unit considered worst in the NFL by the Dallas Morning News’ composite rankings. …read more From:: NFL NFC Game...

St. Ignatius grad Jake Ryan hoping to stand out in the middle of the Packcleveland.comBEREA, Ohio — Packers linebacker Jake Ryan was one of the only 2015 draft picks who hopped in his car this week and drove from home to the NFL rookie symposium in Aurora, Ohio. For Ryan, a St. Ignatius grad and Westlake native, the drive took only … …read...

How will a Chargers Super Bowl Victory Really Feel?Bolts from the BlueThe NFL doesn’t have any real events immediately following the Super Bowl until a few weeks later when the teams gather for the Scouting Combine. So at the very least we Chargers fans will get a few weeks of honeymoon. Trust me, when the Chargers … …read more From:: Super...

2015 NFL Draft: Best UDFA SigningsNational Football PostOver the past few weeks, I have broken down my favorite picks of rounds 1-7 of the 2015 NFL Draft. Now it is time for the 8th round: Undrafted Free Agents (UDFA). Despite not being drafted, these players play a crucial role on every team in the league …New Orleans Saints rookie contracts at a glance: Marcus...

Russell Wilson sees the Super Bowl loss as motivationESPN (blog)Our personalities, our experiences as young men, every guy can find something they’ve overcome. That’s our mentality.” Wilson was asked where he thinks the Seahawks are heading into this training camp compared to a year ago after the Super Bowl victory.Super Bowl QB A Hit At NIUMyStateline.com Russell...

What they’re saying: NFL’s top backfields and biggest offseason standouts in 2015BuffaloBills.comThe Bills gained major points, in large part due to their fans sticking with the club through the NFL’s longest playoff drought. When the Bills revamped their uniforms after Nike became the league’s provider, their jerseys went from hideous to...

Was the Super Bowl pass the worst move in Northwest sports?247SportsIt’s safe to say that Seattle sports fans will be agonizing over the end of Super Bowl XLIX for decades to come. But was the decision to pass at the end of the game even the worst move in the history of sports in the Pacific Northwest? Howie Stalwick … …read more From:: NFL...

No Shock: Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel Lead NHL DraftNew York TimesAs with the 2012 N.F.L. draft, when Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III were preordained as the top two picks, McDavid and Eichel’s fortunes carried little suspense. Eichel, an 18-year-old Boston-area native, kept a poker face before hearing … McDavid …and more …read...

Mike Adams Speaks To 2015 NFL Draft ClassColts.comIn my experience, one of the keys to longevity in the NFL has been taking care of myself. I do the little things that people think don’t matter…but they really do. I’m talking about things like getting in the cold tub everyday, getting massages twice …NFL Rookie Symposium: Undaunted by position...

‘Boys DB Byron Jones: Praise ‘shows I’m on right path’NFL.comBEREA, OHIO — The NFL Rookie Symposium is set to wrap up this weekend. The event marks … On Friday, NFC rookies were at the Cleveland Browns facility for the community. Here are some … That’s just the game of football nowadays. It’s about window …Rookies...

Chandler Jones stays motivated after winning the Super BowlWBNG-TVTown of Union, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Union-Endicott grad Chandler Jones won his first Super Bowl this year with the New England Patriots, an accomplishment some players wait their entire careers for. He won a title in just his third season. He spoke …and more …read more From:: Super...

Cleveland Browns Training Camp 2015: RB Preview (Part II)Dawgs By NatureLundy wasn’t a highly-scouted back coming out of college, so he took advantage of the alternate venue to the NFL Combine: the regional combines. After performing well enough at the Denver regional combine this past February, Lundy was one of the … …read more From:: NFL Combine...

NFC Rookie Symposium: Jameis Winston calls the Cleveland Browns’ Cameron …News-Herald.comJameis Winston, the former Seminoles quarterback and the first player taken in the 2015 NFL draft, was the main attraction on June 26 as the NFC rookies took over the practice fields at Browns headquarters in Berea in a Play 60 segment of the NFL …Jameis Winston:...

What was the worst Steelers playoff loss in franchise history?Behind the Steel Curtain (blog)Though the Pittsburgh Steelers are the most successful NFL franchise of the Super Bowl era, its fans have had to experience plenty of losses that were difficult to expect. The most difficult of defeats come when you know that your favorite team has the …and more ...

Super Bowl 50 Countdown–33 Weeks To Go: Where Does SB50 Rank In Bay …San Jose Mercury News (blog)It’s time for a little fun list-making break in the magnificent and splendiferous Super Bowl 50 weekly countdown. Ever since starting the countdown 19 weeks ago, I have several times offered the opinion that Super Bowl 50, when it lands upon Northern …and...

Seahawks’ Frank Clark regrets way UM career endedThe Detroit NewsBerea, Ohio — Before this year’s NFL draft, there was a wide range of predictions for when — or if — former Michigan defensive end Frank Clark would come off the board. The Wolverines kicked Clark off the team last November following allegations of …and more …read...

Jameis Winston: ‘I’m just moving forward’USA TODAYBEREA, Ohio — The NFL’s annual rookie symposium is supposed to help the newest crop of players learn to handle life in the spotlight. No. 1 overall pick Jameis Winston might as well be teaching a seminar. No player in this rookie class faced more …5 Reasons Why the Tampa Bay Buccaneers...

Penn State QB recruit Jake Zembiec proves himself with every new camp he …PennLive.comZembiec made a splash at the Columbus regional, when he registered in the 99th percentile nationally in the vertical jump (38.6 inches) and peak power (8,230 watts). For some perspective, no quarterback at the NFL combine has jumped higher since … …read more From::...

2015 NFL Draft: Tre McBride Scouting ReportMusic City MiraclesHe appears to play slower on tape because of his acceleration isn’t the greatest like he’s taking plays off (doesn’t do it). It is a worry that he plays this slow against the FCS. NFL DBs will eat him alive if he doesn’t improve in this department. Not … …read more From::...

NFL’s performance-enhancing drug testing will get tougherFOXSports.comAfter years of negotiations, the NFL and NFL Players Association finally adopted HGH testing as part of an overhaul of the league’s drug programs. About 40 players league-wide are tested during each week of the regular season and five on each playoff …and more …read...

Pete Dougherty: A week-by-week breakdown of the NFL viewing scheduleAlbany Times UnionWeek 14: Dallas at Green Bay, 8:30 p.m., NBC-13 A rematch of last year’s “Dez Caught The Ball” NFC playoff game. Cowboys fans hope it becomes “Dez Signs A Contract.” Week 15: N.Y. Jets at Dallas, 8:25 p.m. (Saturday), NFL Network. Saturday night … ...

Broncos’ Sanders: Cheating Pats Shouldn’t be Super Bowl ChampsNBCNews.comEmmanuel Sanders believes Patriots shouldn’t be Super Bowl champions. NBC Sports: Continue Reading. Topics Sports. First Published Jun 26 2015, 12:56 am ET. Next Story Hoop Dreams: 8-Year-Old Deaf Basketball Player Heads to Nationals … …read more From:: Super...

Chiefs land eight players on NFL.com’s All-AFC West teamFOXSports.comOn Justin Houston: He’s more than just an essential piece of the Chiefs’ defense and one of the game’s most dominant pass rushers — his 22 sacks (!) last season forever make him the answer to this trivia question: In J.J. Watt’s all-time great 2014 …and more ...

Super Bowl QB A Hit At NIUMyStateline.comDEKALB, IL-Russell Wilson’s resume is pretty full even for a 26 year old quarterback. He’s the guy who won a Super Bowl last year, and the guy who came up one yard short of winning another this year. And he’s the guy who set the single season FBS …Seattle Seahawks Rumors: New Contract Demand Puts Russell...

Emmanuel Sanders believes Patriots shouldn’t be Super Bowl championsNBCSports.comMore than two years after the Patriots signed Sanders to an offer sheet as a restricted free agent and the Steelers matched it, bumping his pay by $1.2 million, Sanders has taken a strong public position about the defending Super Bowl champions while …Emmanuel Sanders says...

Russell Wilson Not Ben Roethlisberger Has Better Chance For Super Bowl RunStill CurtainSomehow Jimmy Graham will bring balance to the offense and give Wilson more options at the 1-yard line – a blatant nod at the debacle that took place in the final moments in this past Super Bowl. Did they forget that it was Lynch who should have ran …and more …read...

Drew Brees ‘very convinced’ he’ll win another titleNFL.comI want to continue to play for absolutely as long as I can, as long as I’m having fun, playing at a high level and maybe I’ll stay healthy, why not play this game? It’s a blessing.” Brees clarified his statement from last year that he believed he could …NFC South...

Teachers, Super Bowls common theme in 2015 Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame …SportsNOLA.comThere are the players: Louisiana natives who remained in-state to play their college football and went on to successful NFL careers that included, in each case, at least one trip to the Super Bowl or the NBA Finals. Put it together, and they are the …What former Saints...

Taylor Swift & Britney Spears Remain Frontrunners For Super Bowl Halftime ShowHollywood Life15 years after starring in the 2001 Super Bowl Halftime Show — alongside NSYNC, Mary J. Blige, Nelly and Aerosmith — HollywoodLife.com has EXCLUSIVELY learned that the NFL wants her to star in their 2016 Halftime Show, during it’s 50th championship …Katy...

Numbers game marks the spotBengals.com1 _ AFC North is lone division with three teams winning at least 54 games since ’09. … 5 _ Road wins Dalton needs this season to get the most victories by a visiting away QB in his first five seasons in the NFL since the 1970 merger, according to Elias. …read more From:: NFL AFC Game News By Google News Share...