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  • Dolphins plan to move on from Ndamukong Suh, Lawrence Timmons

    03/12/2018 11:20:36 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    ESPN ^ | March 12, 2018 | Staff
    The Miami Dolphins are planning to release defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, league sources told ESPN's Jeff Darlington. The team also has released veteran linebacker Lawrence Timmons, who signed with the team last offseason. While the Dolphins could make the move as early as Monday, it likely will happen Wednesday, sources said.
  • Report: Kirk Cousins to sign with the Vikings at $27-plus million annually

    03/11/2018 3:54:13 AM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    Sportsnaut ^ | March 10, 2018 | Vincent Frank
    NFL free agency hasn't even started. Teams can’t negotiate with impending free agents until Monday. So how are we even hearing reports of players heading to specific teams? Well, the NFL has not done a tremendous job keeping teams in check in this regard. The plethora of reports linking Kirk Cousins to the Minnesota Vikings is the latest example of this. Now, according to SiriusXM Radio’s Adam Caplan (h/t Zig Fracassi of the same outlet), indications are that Cousins will sign a free agent deal with Minnesota once the market opens up on Wednesday. Said deal is expected to value...
  • Peyton Manning will say no to ESPN, Fox still possible

    03/09/2018 4:52:21 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 12 replies
    New York Post ^ | 3/9/2018 | Andrew Marchand
    Peyton Manning may be ready for some football, but not on Monday Night. Manning has decided that if he becomes an NFL TV analyst, it will be on Fox’s new Thursday night package and not on ESPN’s “Monday Night Football,” sources told The Post. He is still undecided if he will work for Fox or not. Both ESPN and Fox have wanted Manning to try to replicate the sizzle CBS had with Tony Romo last fall. So what was a two-network pursuit for Manning is now down to one. Fox continues a concerted effort to turn “Thursday Night Football” into...
  • Richard Sherman released by Seattle Seahawks

    03/09/2018 10:57:28 AM PST · by C19fan · 28 replies ^ | March 9, 2018 | Marc Sessler
    ichard Sherman's marvelous and memorable run in Seattle is over. Sherman told NFL Network's Tom Pelissero he has been released by the Seahawks after seven seasons in the Pacific Northwest. Sherman's departure opens up $11 million in salary-cap space for the roster-churning 'Hawks. During an interview with KIRO-FM's Gee Scott on Friday, Sherman said, "We've had conversations and they've told me that they're going to allow me to go into free agency."
  • A team asked Derrius Guice if he likes men [NFL Draft]

    03/08/2018 10:09:24 AM PST · by C19fan · 26 replies
    Pro Football Talk ^ | March 7, 2018 | Mike Florio
    The calendar says 2018. Some NFL locker rooms remain trapped in 1960. Running back Derrius Guice said in a Wednesday night appearance on SiriusXM NFL Radio that a team asked him at the Scouting Combine if he likes men. (PFT separately has confirmed via a source with knowledge of the situation that the question was asked.)
  • Ed Hochuli, Jeff Triplette retiring as NFL refs, replaced by Alex Kemp, Shawn Hochuli

    03/06/2018 11:47:18 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 13 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | March 6, 2018 | Will Brinson
    Sweeping changes in terms of NFL referees are coming in 2018 as the original gun show, Ed Hochuli, will be walking away from his smedium stripes. Hochuli will be joined in the pasture by longtime ref Jeff Triplette, NFL VP of Officiating Al Riveron announced on Tuesday afternoon. And he will be replaced by his son, Shawn Hochuli. Al Riveron âś” @alriveron Congratulations to our 2 newest @NFL referees, former BJ Shawn Hochuli & former SJ Alex Kemp. Best wishes to our 2 retiring referees, Ed Hochuli & Jeff Triplette. It was expected Triplette would walk away from the NFL...
  • Dolphins Owner Attempts To Clarify Anthem Stance [Gutless Wonder Billionaire]

    03/06/2018 10:42:41 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    Sports illustrated ^ | 3/6/18 | S Axson
    Dolphins owner Stephen Ross says comments about his players being required to stand next season when the national anthem is played before games were misconstrued. "All of our players will be standing," Ross told the New York Daily News on Monday. ....on Tuesday, Ross refuted the New York Daily News story. “I have no intention of forcing our players to stand...
  • Texans not interested in signing players who kneel: agents

    03/05/2018 7:36:53 PM PST · by MountainWalker · 20 replies
    New York Post ^ | 3/5/2018 | Justin Terranova
    The Texans are becoming the face of the anti-kneeling portion of the NFL. The Houston Chronicle spoke to two agents who said the team would not consider signing players who were seen kneeling during the national anthem. The report states that it’s not a directive from within the organization, but there is an understanding of which players Houston should pursue in free agency. It’s not Texans owner Bob McNair’s first foray into this controversy. McNair, according to ESPN, said in a league meeting last season that the league was letting “inmates running the prison.” Texans star receiver DeAndre Hopkins skipped...
  • Utah Artist’s Latest Painting Depicting Trump With U.S. Flag Tackles NFL Protest Controversy (WOW!)

    03/05/2018 3:03:41 PM PST · by blam · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3-5-2018 | Katherine Rodriguez
    A Utah artist is making a statement on the controversies surrounding the NFL protests in his latest work of art depicting President Trump holding an American flag. Jon McNaughton, an artist who is no stranger to controversy, released his latest painting last Tuesday titled Respect the Flag—showing a somber-looking Trump holding a battered American flag close to his heart while standing on a football field. “It’s Donald Trump standing on a football field, and he’s picked up the American Flag that’s been trampled,” McNaughton told KSTU. “It’s got grass stains on it, and he’s trying to wipe off some...
  • Johnny Manziel recounts his 'reckless' trip to Las Vegas, says he'll play for free

    03/01/2018 7:01:34 AM PST · by Red Badger · 24 replies ^ | 03/01/2018 | by Sean Wagner-McGough
    Johnny Manziel, who is trying to engineer a comeback after the disastrous start to his NFL career ended with domestic violence allegations, is taking measured steps to rehabilitate his image. That process continued on Wednesday when Manziel declared that he's willing to play for free and opened up on his infamous trip to Las Vegas during the final stretch of his two-year stint with the Browns. NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported on Wednesday that Manziel is willing to accept no guaranteed money from an NFL team and also work his way up from the practice squad. Later, Manziel tweeted that...
  • Pizza Hut Replaces Papa John’s As the Official Pizza of the NFL

    02/28/2018 1:10:19 PM PST · by conservative98 · 64 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 28 Feb 2018 | DYLAN GWINN
    One day after news emerged that Papa John’s was out as the official pizza of the NFL, word comes that Pizza Hut has officially become, the new pizza of the league.
  • Papa John's, NFL end partnership in wake of anthem protest flap, declining sales

    02/27/2018 5:43:03 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 16 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 2/27/18
    If you’re a fan of corny commercials featuring prominent NFL faces peddling mediocre pizza while you watch football, we’ve got bad news. The NFL and Papa John’s broke up on Tuesday. The pizza chain announced the news during an earnings call Tuesday afternoon. “We will shift our marketing from the broader NFL sponsorship,” CEO Steve Ritchie said on a conference call with investors. The NFL and Papa John’s released a joint statement that the pizza chain will still do business on a regional level with teams in 22 markets. Schnatter made the statement after watching shares of the company plummet...
  • Roger Goodell Expected to Demand Millions of Dollars From Jerry Jones

    02/27/2018 8:22:47 AM PST · by jeannineinsd · 28 replies
    New York Times ^ | 2/26/18 | Ken Belson
    With the support of many N.F.L. owners, Commissioner Roger Goodell is prepared to escalate his public feud with Jerry Jones, the owner of the Dallas Cowboys and long one of the most influential people in the league, by ordering him to pay millions of dollars for his efforts to derail negotiations to renew Goodell’s contract and for his outspoken defense of a star player who was suspended, according to five league officials with direct knowledge of the situation. The punishment will be issued in the coming weeks by Goodell, who will declare that Jones’s actions were detrimental to the league,...
  • NFL to seek millions from Cowboys owner Jerry Jones as reimbursement for legal fees

    02/26/2018 5:12:22 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 20 replies
    ESPN ^ | February 26, 2018
    The NFL is demanding reimbursement in excess of $2 million from Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones for court costs related to star running back Ezekiel Elliott's suspension and Jones' threatened litigation over commissioner Roger Goodell's contract, sources tell ESPN's Dan Graziano. The owners are citing a rule that has been on the books for more than two decades, that says if an owner participates in bringing litigation against other owners, he must reimburse them for the legal fees. An earlier report by The New York Times characterized the reimbursement as a fine to be levied on Jones by Goodell. The...
  • Geno Smith: I May Be With Kyrie Irving on 'This Whole Flat Earth vs. Globe Thing'

    02/26/2018 10:51:19 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | Ryan Wilson
    The former Jets and Giants quarterback wants to know whether you think the Earth is roundA short time after Geno Smith retweeted this Saturday from televangelist Joel Osteen -- "Your time is too valuable, your destiny is too great, your assignment too important to get baited into battles that don't matter." -- the former Jets and Giants quarterback posed this question: Geno âś” @GenoSmith3 I been studying this whole flat earth vs globe thing... and I think I may be with Kyrie on this... b4 you judge do some HW but what do you guys think? 9:23 AM - Feb...
  • (Vanity)After 22 years I have cancelled renewal of NFL Sunday Ticket!

    02/24/2018 8:49:32 PM PST · by JohnKinAK · 56 replies
    JK | 2/24/18 | JK
    I have subscribed to NFL Sunday Ticket since 1995 and have cancelled my renewal for 2018. I haven't actually used it like I used to for the past few years. God put on my heart that football was an idol in my life. Being in Alaska the games come early and in the past I would skip morning services to watch games, and go to evening services only. I haven't done that for 5 years, I dvr the game(s) of interest and watch them at my leisure. Stopped watching all together mid-season of 2017 and just didn't miss it. It...
  • Jaguars signing Blake Bortles to 3-year, $54 million extension, report says

    02/24/2018 5:10:37 PM PST · by C19fan · 1 replies
    Sporting News ^ | February 24, 2018 | Thomas Lott
    The Jaguars are signing quarterback Blake Bortles to an extension, according to a report from NFL Network. After a season in which the Jaguars made it to the AFC Championship Game, Jacksonville had to make a decision as to whether the team would continue with Bortles going forward, or go with someone else. It appears they chose the former.
  • Report: Ex-Bears CB Charles Tillman now an FBI Agent

    02/23/2018 1:58:40 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    NFL ^ | 2/23
    Evildoers running afoul of the law best keep their head on a swivel, or they might be blindsided by a Peanut Punch. Former NFL cornerback Charles Tillman is now an FBI agent, Sporting News reported. "He is currently working for the FBI. [He] has his badge and everything," a source told Sporting News. The Bureau does not comment on personnel matters. The longtime Chicago Bears cornerback began training with the FBI last year, according to the Chicago Tribune. Tillman's graduation from the Training Academy came in the nick of time. The FBI stipulates all new agents must be selected before...
  • Redskins Tweet Donald Trump and Jeb Bush Find Common Ground on Washington’s Football Team

    02/21/2018 3:00:17 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 14 replies
    NYTimes ^ | 10/5/2015 | Alan Rappeport
    Mr. Trump. who has made bluntness a hallmark of his presidential bid, said that the Redskins moniker was yet another issue of unnecessary political correctness. The name has been that way for years, he said, and not everyone considers it to be a slur. “I know Indians that are extremely proud of that name,” he said. “They think it’s a positive.” Areas of agreement between Mr. Trump and Mr. Bush have been few since they became presidential candidates, often ridiculing each other on policy and personality. Asked if their shared view on the Redskins might help them turn over a...
  • DirecTV’s ‘NFL Sunday Ticket’ Price Just Went Up (Viewership Continues To Decline)

    02/21/2018 5:30:51 AM PST · by blam · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2-21-2018 | Thomas Barrabi
    DirecTV’s “NFL Sunday Ticket” cable package just got more expensive for football fans. The standard version of the service, which allows subscribers to stream every NFL game, will cost $293.94 for the 2018 NFL season, according to DirecTV’s website. That price marks an increase of about 4% from last season, when the basic version of “NFL Sunday Ticket” cost $281.94. An upgraded version of the package, which includes the “NFL Red Zone” channel and exclusive fantasy football analysis, will see a price hike to $395.94, up more than 4% compared to last year. The price increases were met with widespread...