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Jim Brown riding in Cavs championship parade

The streets of Cleveland are overflowed with fans awaiting the celebratory parade in honor of the Cleveland Cavaliers winning the NBA championship. The title is the first by a Cleveland major sports team since the Browns won the NFL championship in 1964. The star of that team, Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown, is…

Drew Brees still confident he’ll be a Saint “the rest of my career”

Saints quarterback Drew Brees termed his contract talks “ongoing,” and again expressed confidence a deal would get done. During a break in shooting a soup commercial, Brees said he has no plans to play anywhere else, even though this is the final year of his Saints deal and he’s said he won’t negotiate once the…

Aaron Donald on contract: Everything will pay off in long run

This offseason saw several defensive linemen sign big contracts with Eagles defensive tackle Fletcher Cox cashing in to the tune of more than $63 million in guaranteed money. Those deals have caught the eye of other players and the teams that want to hold onto them. Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald is one such player. Donald…

Thomas Davis on Super Bowl fallout: Cam Newton knows he needs to handle it better

Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis recently won the Good Guy Award from the Pro Football Writers Association as the player who is most helpful to the media. He has some thoughts about a teammate whose dealings with the media have been criticized. Davis said on SiriusXM NFL Radio that Cam Newton, who was ripped across the…

Mark Sanchez lost millions to allegedly crooked wealth manager

Broncos quarterback Mark Sanchez has several million more reasons to become the starting quarterback this year. Sanchez and two other pro athletes, Giants pitcher Jake Peavy and former Astros pitcher Roy Oswalt, allegedly lost nearly $30 million to a man who allegedly was using their money to prop up a failing company that marketed tickets to…

Arian Foster reportedly ready to roll by training camp

About a month ago, Arian Foster said he was about a month away from being back to full strength after tearing his Achilles last year. Now, he’s sending out signals that he’s ready to find a new team. According to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com, a source close to the former Texans running back said he’d…

Dannell Ellerbe confident he can bounce back from injuries

Among the things that went wrong for the Saints defense last season was the extended absence of linebacker Dannell Ellerbe because of injuries. The Saints made a trade with the Dolphins to acquire Ellerbe before the start of the season, but he hurt his toe in training camp and hip during the regular season. That…

Bills in “fact-finding mode” regarding new stadium

Earlier this month, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said that Bills owners Terry and Kim Pegula need to look at their stadium situation to “see what it takes to make sure the Bills remain [in Buffalo] on a successful basis.” The Bills recently completed a $130 million renovation at Ralph Wilson Stadium that they believe keep…

Bruce DeHaven: We need to change perception of kickoffs

The NFL recently held a conference call between the league’s 32 special teams coach and NFL vice president of officiating Dean Blandino to solicit ideas for changes to kickoffs. This year will see one big change as touchbacks will now come out to the 25-yard-line. It’s a move the league hopes will lead to fewer…

NFL teams hoping beeping footballs help them cut down on fumbles

Never mind keeping an eye on the ball. Five NFL teams are hoping that having players keep their ear on it will help them keep possession. According to the Associated Press, the teams are using a new training device which emits a loud beep when it is being held at the five key pressure points,…

Departure of three Bowlen children from Broncos invites speculation of eventual sale

With Broncos owner Pat Bowlen already relinquishing day-to-day control as he battles Alzheimer’s disease, questions have lingered for months regarding the future of the franchise. Tuesday’s developments will serve only to fuel speculation...Show More Summary

Vikings new practice facility approved by enthusiastic city council

The Vikings are getting a new team headquarters and practice facility, and they’re being welcomed warmly by their new hosts. According to Rochelle Olson of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, the Eagan City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to approve the team’s plans to build a new headquarters there. There were a few questions about traffic and…

DeMeco Ryans would like to play in the NFL again, realizes he may not

DeMeco Ryans would like to play in the NFL again. But he doesn’t sound panicked about it. The former Texans and Eagles linebacker told ABC 33/40 (via AL.com) at his golf tournament that there’s a general sense of wanting to, while acknowledging that his 10-year stint in the league might have to suffice. “Either way, I’m…

Adrian Peterson gets tired of “boring” offseason work

Even though he turned 31 this offseason, Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has said he thinks he has plenty of good seasons left in him. Unfortunately, Peterson isn’t sure how many good offseasons he has left in him. Peterson told ESPN that he doesn’t mind putting in the hard work, but he gets sick of…

NFL, NFLPA agree to keep practice squad at 10 for two more years

Prior to the start of the 2014 season, the NFL and NFLPA agreed to expand practice squad rosters from eight to 10 players for the next two seasons. According to Mark Dominik of ESPN.com, that agreement has now been extended for two more years. In addition, the new extension also allows for two more players…

Cavs invite Bernie Kosar to championship parade

The Cleveland Cavaliers have invited former Browns quarterback Bernie Kosar to ride in Wednesday’s parade celebrating the Cavs’ NBA championship, Kosar told ESPN Tuesday. The invitation was extended by Cavs owner Dan Gilbert and team CEO Len Komoroski. Wednesday’s parade has been a long time coming; the Cavs brought home Cleveland’s first major sports title…

Von Miller returns to Broncos, sort of (but not really)

Linebacker Von Miller continues to be unsigned and, technically, unemployed by the Broncos or anyone else. On Tuesday, however, Miller was back in blue and orange for the first time since winning the MVP award in Super Bowl 50. The Sunday Night Football Twitter page contains plenty of photos and videos from the annual shooting…

Did NFL, NBA pressure Benson to settle lawsuit?

Late last week, only days before a trial was due to commence involving the ownership of the NFL’s Saints and the NBA’s Pelicans, the case (like many civil actions do on the eve of opening statements) settled. Obviously, one of the benefits of settling the case came from keeping secret financial information about the two…

Mills in line to start at right tackle for Bills

When the Bills reconvene for training camp in late July, it appears Jordan Mills will line up with the No. 1 offense at right tackle. With Seantrel Henderson trying to get healthy, Mills took reps with the starters through the team’s spring practices. Tyler Dunne of the Buffalo News wrote that the job will be…

Lions GM calls keeping Caldwell his “best decision”

First-year Lions general manager Bob Quinn said Tuesday that retaining Lions head coach Jim Caldwell “was probably the easiest and best decision I’ve made” since being hired in January. Quinn left the Patriots to take control of the Lions’ football operation as part of a complete restructuring of the team’s front office, but he chose…

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