NFL Preseason and training camp injuries mount upKPHO PhoenixThe games don’t count. That makes the pain from major preseason injuries even more, well, painful. Yet NFL teams go through weeks of training camp in the intense heat of summer, then play four exhibition matches – five if you are chosen for the Hall of …Green Bay Packers’ Jordy Nelson...

PR veteran Andrea Mokros joins Super Bowl planning teamMinneapolis Star TribuneMokros announced Tuesday that she’s returning to Minnesota to oversee media and outreach for the Super Bowl Host Committee, which will run the event at U.S. Bank Stadium in 2018. The Vikings’ new $1.1 billion home won’t open until next summer, but the …Minnesota...

Marshawn Lynch Reportedly Fined $75K for Media Silence After NFC ChampionshipBleacher ReportNFL fined Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch $20,000 for an obscene gesture after his TD in Sunday’s NFC Championship game, per an NFL official. But that was just the start of what was a costly Sunday and could be a costly Super Bowl week for Lynch.Report: Marshawn Lynch was...

Jets email playoff ticket pricing to season-ticket holders, per NFL policyNewsdayIt’s a new NFL policy that requires all teams to disseminate postseason prices before the start of the regular season. This way, the league can ensure the processing for playoff invoices goes smoothly. The Jets, who went 4-12 last season, haven’t made …Jets send playoff...

NFL Prediction: Cards, Bengals among 4 teams that won’t return to playoffsCBSSports.comIf the past couple decades of the NFL tell us anything about this upcoming season, it’s that at least four teams that qualified for the postseason in 2014 won’t return to the playoffs in 2015. Since 1990, at least four new playoff teams have emerged in …and...

AFC North preview: Expect another close battle for this top-heavy divisionSI.comWhen it comes to discussions of the NFL’s most competitive division, the AFC North must certainly be considered. Three different teams have taken the North in the last three years: the Ravens in 2012, the Bengals in ’13 and the Steelers in ’14, and all … …read...

Tom Brown has won Super Bowls, and he has one home run in the majors to boot.FOXSports.comIn the world of sports, athletes often dedicate their entire lives to reaching the pinnacle of their profession, but for many, life at the top can be short-lived. Sometimes all a player gets to experience at the highest level is one minute on the court … …read...

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Opening day with the defending Division 1 Super Bowl …Boston HeraldFresh off his sixth Super Bowl title, Stevenson surveyed a group of 80-90 candidates going through a conditioning session yesterday under the watchful eye of staff trainer Paul Mendes. Every few minutes, he would maneuver his golf cart to a different …and more ...

Latest NFL Division Preview: The AFC NorthForbesIn a continuation of my division preview series heading into the 2015 NFL season, I check in on the AFC North below. Are the Pittsburgh Steelers … Can the Cincinnati Bengals finally get off the schneid and win a postseason game? What about what … …read more From:: NFL AFC Game News By Google News Share...

Damon Harrison leads Jets to Super Bowl title – in MaddenFOXSports.comFLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) The New York Jets are Super Bowl champions – at least in Damon Harrison’s videogame world. The nose tackle nicknamed ”Snacks” has been playing an advanced copy of EA Sports’ Madden NFL 16, which hits stores Tuesday, …Damon Harrison:...

The Giants don’t win that last Super Bowl without Osi UmenyioraESPN (blog)The 2011 New York Giants had a 7-7 record with two games left in the regular season. At that time, it would have been hard to find anyone outside of East Rutherford, New Jersey, who thought they were going to win that year’s Super Bowl. Truth be told …and more …read...

Release of Madden 16 brings memories, complaints from NFL playersESPN (blog)“The first time I saw myself in the game, my face in the game in 2011, it was one of those surreal moments,” said Detroit linebacker Josh Bynes, who is in his fourth NFL season. “Just amazing, to see my family and friends to see my face on the game.and more …read...

Preseason and training camp injuries mount up in the NFLThe Macomb DailyIn this Aug. 14, 2015, file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey, right, watches from the bench during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Jacksonville, Fla. PHELAN M. EBENHACK — The …and more …read more From:: NFL...

Mostly NFL Notes: A 2015 NFC Season PreviewYahoo Sports (blog)Joseph Randle got 6.7 YPC last season (when he had 10+ yards on 22% of his carries that led the NFL) and should get the first crack at inheriting one of the best roles in the NFL – running behind Dallas’ dominant offensive line, which helped DeMarco … …read more From:: NFL NFC...

NFL Draft Bust Alert: DJ HaydenWith The First PickProspects selected in the first round have three years to do some damage in the NFL or they are labelled busts. So that gives Oakland Raiders 2013 No. 12 overall D.J. Hayden this year to play well. At the University of Houston, Hayden looked like a …and more …read more From:: NFL Draft News By Google...

Jaguars RB TJ Yeldon eager to get taste of NFL speedESPN (blog)“It’s the one the thing I’ve got to get used to, the NFL speed,” Yeldon said Monday. “I get a little bit at practice but it’s never going to be the same as in a game so I’m excited to get out there.” The 6-foot-1, 226-pound Yeldon missed the Jaguars …and...

2016 NFL Draft: Standout recruits translating to NFL talent at Ole MissCBSSports.comHead coach Hugh Freeze put together one of the best recruiting classes in recent memory back in 2013 and those blue-chippers are now entering their third seasons, eligible for the NFL Draft next spring. Mississippi has only two top-10 draft picks in … …read more From::...

Preseason, training camp injuries mount in NFLKennebec Journal & Morning SentinelThe games don’t count. That makes the pain from major preseason injuries even more, well, painful. Yet NFL teams go through weeks of training camp in the intense heat of summer, then play four exhibition matches — five if you are chosen for the Hall …Green Bay Packers’...

Australian rugby league MVP Jarryd Hayne is going to make it in the NFLSB NationHayne is 6’2, 220 pounds and runs a 4.52 40. That would’ve made him the fifth-fastest running back in this year’s NFL Draft combine, and only one of the players faster than him weighs as much. But Hayne not only possesses that rare combination of speed …Jarryd...

Jordy Nelson’s potentially season-ending injury refuels debate over NFL’s …Washington PostInstead, the league and the owners have been contemplating expanding the NFL playoff field from 12 to 14 teams. That would boost revenues by adding one opening-round playoff game in each conference. The owners might shop the expanded-playoffs …Jordy Nelson...

NFL Training Camp News: Injury Updates for 8-24-2015, Nick Toon, Brandon …Sports World ReportJordy Nelson #87 of the Green Bay Packers catches a touchdown pass in front of Kyle Fuller #23 of the Chicago Bears during the second quarter at Soldier Field on September 28, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bears defeated the Packers 38-17. ” (Atlanta …Jordy...

Pat Narduzzi hints that Pitt record could affect NFL Draft status of James …Cardiac Hill (blog)“You have to make plays, but if you want to be a first rounder you better win some football games. Who wants a six and six running back or receiver or quarterback for that matter, or corner? [Scouts] want winners, too. They’re looking for guys who can …and...

Wilson, Seahawks back on field for 1st time since Super BowlJunior CollegeDenver Broncos have won, 21-16, in the league’s preseason game opener previous year, the first matchup since these both squads faced off in the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII. The Broncos are set with C.J. Anderson as their starting back. He threw a touchdown …and more …read more From::...

Jordy Nelson’s Injury Will Test Packers WR Youth, Super Bowl HopesBleacher ReportThere are irreplaceable players, and then there are players who would fit under that label if they played for any other team, and found themselves listed on any other roster. We’re about to find out which category Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy …Packers, Seahawks...

Aaron Rodgers says it’s tough to lose Jordy Nelson in ‘meaningless game‘SportingNews.comGreen Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and Clay Matthews celebrate after the Packers defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-25 in the NFL Super Bowl XLV football game at Cowboys Stadium on February 6, 2011. (TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty …Jordy Nelson believed...

NFL Training Camp Daily Report: August 23rdNFL MocksAs the first kick-off of the 2015 NFL season grows closer by each waking moment, NFL Training Camps are under way. Every day, we will give you a quick run-down of injuries, plays, or news out of multiple teams training camps. We will bring you the news … …read more From:: NFL Training Camp News...

2015 NFL Draft Guide Sampler: NFL Training Camp BattlesFantasyAlarm.comThe NFL Preseason is one typically filled with excitement as fantasy players and fans alike get a glimpse of what their favorite team may be capable of this upcoming season. The most impactful developments during camp however are the positional battles …and more …read more From::...

Joe Thomas rips Deflategate probe, Roger Goodell’s ‘ridiculous witch hunts’ESPN“I’m not sure if he realizes what he’s doing is brilliant, but what he’s doing is brilliant because he’s made the NFL relevant 365 [days] by having these outrageous, ridiculous witch hunts,” Thomas said. “It’s made the game...

Ravens’ Odds to Make the Super Bowl Better Than EverBaltimore BeatdownOther rookies and free agent acquisitions, and positive reports from the national media have all contributed to Baltimore’s case as a Super Bowl contender. After all, they are only three seasons removed from their second Super Bowl victory. Who are the … …read more From::...

Eagles’ Super Bowl hopes rest with new-look defenseNJ.comPHILADELPHIA — This Eagles offense is going to score points, no matter who the quarterback is. There is just too much talent at running back, wide receiver and tight end and the guy calling and designing the plays is pretty good, too. Sure it’s just …Eisenberg: Shark Has Jumped Joe Flacco...

NFL Fantasy Combine: Team owners get draft-pick insight, knowledgeThe Denver PostFantasy Sports Combine founder Drew “Bo” Brownstein said participants got a “high-level dynamic experience and education for those who seek a meaningful edge in daily-, week- and season-long leagues.” Translation: Owners got insight from ESPN NFL …FanDuel,...

Saints Starters Shine Against Super Bowl ChampsSports Radio ESPN 1420The Patriots might have won this preseason game, 26-24, but we all saw the Saints’ starters take them to task in the first half. Backups couldn’t finish off the Pats, but Brees’ bunch came out with the type of cohesiveness that gets fans buzzing. Head …Patriots week: Saints...

Jerry Jones defends Dez Bryant, brushes off training camp brawlsSportingNews.comJerry Jones isn’t concerned about Dez Bryant getting into fights, despite that several brawls have recently broken out during training camp. The Cowboys owner defended his standout wide receiver, saying Bryant is a fierce competitor who will always …Jerry Jones brushes off...

Despite NFL’s ‘point of emphasis,’ training camp brawls continueBoston GlobeTraining camp fights are nothing new, of course. It’s hot. Training camp is a grind. It’s hyper-competitive. You hit the same guys day in and day out. Some guys are going extra hard to impress the coaches. It’s a physical game. Livelihoods are at stake...

Tom Brady is in the lead in court, but NFL holds the trump cardBoston GlobeBerman certainly isn’t buying much of what the NFL is selling. He grilled Nash over the lack of a direct connection in the Wells Report between Brady and deflated footballs on Jan. 18, the night of the AFC Championship game. He said Roger Goodell took …Roger Goodell’s insistence...