Tag Archives: NFL

Dan Marino: NFL concussions lawsuit finds a big-name quarterback

By Cindy Boren The concussion lawsuit against the NFL gained a new level of gravitas recently when another Hall of Famer joined the almost 5,000 former players presently involved in the litigation. Dan Marino was one of 14 former players who added their names to the list of plaintiffs in the lawsuit in ...read more

Source: The Washington Post

    

Dolphins' Pouncey: Don't need psych testing

By James Walker Miami Dolphins Pro Bowl center Mike Pouncey said Tuesday he hasn't fulfilled the NFL's requirement to see a medical professional for psychological testing before he returns to the field and that he's against the idea altogether. ...read more

Source: ESPN

    

Senate Democrats urge NFL to endorse name change for Redskins

By Mark Maske The calls for a name change by the Washington Redskins intensified Thursday. In the most extensive effort yet by Capitol Hill lawmakers to convince the NFL and the team to budge on the issue, 50 Democratic members of the U.S. Senate sent letters to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell urging him ...read more

Source: The Washington Post

    

NFL illegally gave them pills, painkillers, ex-players allege in suit

By Sam Farmer A group of former NFL players filed a class-action lawsuit Tuesday alleging the league routinely and illegally provided them with prescription pills and various painkillers, putting their health at risk, in order to keep them on the field. The 87-page complaint, filed in U.S. District Court... ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

Kyle Orton situation is a reminder of just how long NFL off-season is

By Chuck Schilken The Kyle Orton saga continues in Dallas. OK, how'd you do with that first sentence? Only seven words long -- did you make it through without busting out laughing or at least rolling your eyes and heaving an enormous sigh? Look, we're at the point in the off-season now where ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

Just how many teams does Jerry Jones think NFL will add to playoffs?

By Chuck Schilken Playoff expansion is set to be a topic of conversation at the NFL owners' spring league meeting this week, and there's at least one head honcho who is in support of the notion. Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is telling reporters it goes without saying that he wants more teams ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

Colts' Robert Mathis says fertility drug led to his suspension

By Dan Loumena Colts defensive end Robert Mathis admits he failed to follow protocol when he didn't check to see if a fertility drug he was prescribed violated the NFL's ban on performance-enhancing substances. Mathis, who led the NFL with 19-1/2 sacks last season, has been suspended by the league for... ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

Oprah's network postpones Sam documentary

The planned documentary by the Oprah Winfrey Network on Michael Sam, the NFL's first openly gay player, has been postponed.

St. Louis Rams rookie defensive end Michael Sam takes part in a drill during the team's NFL football rookie camp Friday, May 16, 2014, in St. Louis.

St. Louis Rams rookie ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Michael Sam to be featured on Oprah Winfrey Network reality TV show

By Matt Wilhalme Michael Sam's every action in the NFL was bound to be analyzed, broken down and turned into a talking point because he's the first openly gay player to be drafted into the league. It's also now going to be videotaped, edited and distilled down into a documentary miniseries broadcast on ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

Pac-12 will move football championship game to new NFL stadium

By Chris Dufresne The Pac-12 Conference, which has given home-field advantage to its regular-season football champion, will move the title game to neutral-site Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara starting next year. The formal announcement will come at a Thursday news conference at the new 69,000-seat Bay Area... ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

Michael Sam has second-most-popular jersey of NFL draft class

By Athan Atsales Michael Sam might have been the 249th player chosen in last week's NFL draft, but his St. Louis Rams jersey is No. 2 in sales among rookie shirts being sold on NFL.com. The St. Louis Rams picked the Missouri product in the seventh round of the draft Saturday, making Sam ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

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Was world ready for the NFL kiss?

Michael Sam over the weekend became the first openly gay player to be drafted into the NFL. When he got the news by phone, Sam kissed his boyfriend, and it was aired on television. Reactions were mixed and vocal, with some calling the kiss historic and positive and others condemning ...read more

Source: CNN Top Stories

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Texas Longhorns come up short in NFL draft

By Chris Dufresne This wasn't the kind of shutout University of Texas football fans had in mind. For the first time since 1937, the school failed to produce a single pick in the NFL draft. That's right, Texas is in another depression. In fact, it wasn't a great weekend for Texas or USC, ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

Category: After the Manuscript, Viewpoints, Mari Selby

    

AJ McCarron is finally saying the right things ... well, more or less

By Chuck Schilken AJ McCarron might have come off as a bit arrogant before last week's NFL draft, predicting that he would be picked somewhere in the first or early in the second round. Well, that didn't quite happen. The former Alabama quarterback slipped all the way to the fifth round, finally going ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

Category: After the Manuscript, Viewpoints, Mari Selby

    

Undrafted FCS players getting NFL shot

Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - NFL teams have been busy agreeing to terms with undrafted free agents since the end of the three-day event Saturday evening.Going undrafted can be an advantage for some players because they can pick a team that offers ...read more

Source: Fox News

Category: Heisman, Arizona Cardinals, St. Louis Rams, Pittsburgh Steelers, Minnesota Vikings, Sports Illustrated

    

Punter Chris Kluwe lacks an NFL job, but he isn't finished kicking

By James Barragan The footballs boom off his foot, sailing high and far, the equivalent of 45, even 50 yards beyond a line of scrimmage. And when the kicker eases up a bit to concentrate on location, he rolls punts within three feet of each other. If Chris Kluwe had his way, he'd ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

Category: After the Manuscript, Viewpoints, Mari Selby

    

On Day 3, Raiders' GM opts for bigger, stronger despite red flags

ALAMEDA, Calif.-Day 3 of the NFL draft found Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie giving the green light Saturday to the selection of five defensive players with red flags. ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

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Rams select Michael Sam, NFL's first openly gay player

By Sam Farmer It took nearly the entire draft, but Michael Sam and the NFL finally made history. The St. Louis Rams used the 249th pick in the seventh round to select Sam, who has officially become the league's first openly gay player. Being picked by St. Louis means Sam will stay in ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

Category: After the Manuscript, Viewpoints, Mari Selby

    

Quarterback A.J. McCarron, anticipating '16-35,' goes 164th in NFL draft

By Sam Farmer If you think Johnny Manziel had an agonizing wait in the NFL draft, consider the case of former Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron. McCarron, who thought he'd probably go around the mid- to late first round, saw Rounds 1, 2, 3 and 4 slide by until the Cincinnati Bengals made him ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

Brett Favre has high praise for Johnny Manziel

By Houston Mitchell Many NFL fans aren't sure if Johnny Manziel, the Heisman Trophy winner who was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the first round of the NFL draft Thursday, will make it as an NFL quarterback. Poor footwork, they say. Questionable arm and/or mechanics. Doesn't take the game seriously enough.... ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

NFL DRAFT: Texans pick Clowney 1st; Manziel waits

No surprise: Clowney is the Texans' man.

Texas A&M tackle Jake Mattews poses for photos with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell after being selected by the Atlanta Falcons as the sixth pick in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft, Thursday, May 8, 2014, in New York.

University of Buffalo's Khalil Mack ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee