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Filed Under:Sports / American Football
Posts on Regator:3330
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Archived Since:March 9, 2008

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The Fifth Down’s Content Is On the Move

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George Sauer’s Love-Hate Connection With Football

The Jets receiver became a critic of the game and its role in American society. But the decision to walk away was also personal.

Idzik Continues Jets Shakeup

John Idzik, the general manager of the Jets, will not retain Scott Cohen, the assistant general manager. Ari Nissim, another high-ranking executive, also will depart.

Geno Smith, Tim Tebow, Victor Cruz: Answers to Readers’ Questions

Judy Battista, the N.F.L. reporter for The Times, answers questions from readers.

Have an N.F.L. Question? Judy Battista Has Answers

Judy Battista, the N.F.L. reporter for The Times, will answer questions from readers.

Looking Ahead to the Jets’ Quarterback Roulette

The Seahawks' quarterback controversy last year may hold lessons for the Jets.

Redskins to Give Jarboe an Opportunity in Minicamp

Josh Jarboe's tumultuous football career has landed him a tryout at Redskins mini-camp this week.

Tebow to Canada? Not So Fast

The Montreal Alouettes have the negotiating rights to Tim Tebow, but the team has an established quarterback in Anthony Calvillo.

Why Jarvis Jones Was Perfect Pick for Steelers

Pittsburgh’s selection of the Georgia linebacker was an illustration of the trust the Steelers have in developing players.

Scouting Report on Ryan Nassib, Chosen by Giants in Round 4

The Giants traded up to select Syracuse quarterback Ryan Nassib, who lacks top-level arm strength but who could one day replace Eli Manning.

Justin Pugh, One Jolly Giant on Draft Day

The Giants seemed very pleased with their first-round draft selection, but first he had to survive a smothering of hugs by friends and family upon his selection.

Grading the Notable Second-Round Picks

The Jets get an A for snagging West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith at No. 39 over all, the Chargers a D for taking Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o just ahead of him.

Some Firsts in the First Round

A look at the number of N.F.L. draft picks at each position in the first round since 1967, when the A.F.L. and N.F.L. first combined their drafts.

Jets, Picking Geno Smith, Are Talk of the Town Again

Whether or not Tim Tebow remains on the team in 2013, the Jets will have some quarterback drama. Will Geno Smith start ahead of Mark Sanchez?

Highlights and Analysis of the N.F.L. Draft

The Times will provide live updates during the first round of the N.F.L. draft on Thursday night.

2010 Ravens: What the Film Revealed

The Baltimore defense remained one of the fiercest in football because of its superstars, notably Haloti Ngata.

2010 Steelers: What the Film Revealed

Ben Roethlisberger was the key to the Steelers' success. He and Michael Vick are the league's only quarterbacks who can consistently succeed when plays collapse.

Rex Ryan and Wes Welker Had History of Trading Barbs

Wes Welker's verbal jabs at Rex Ryan in January came as a surprise to many. But Welker and Ryan had been engaging in good-natured trash-talking for years.

An Idea to Spice Up the N.F.L.'s Extra Point

Brian Burke of Advanced NFL Stats suggests that the players who score the touchdowns should kick the extra points.

Ochocinco Is a Master at Twitter

An independent research company called Twitalizer ranked Bengals wide receiver Chad Ochocinco as the second-most influential personality on Twitter.

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