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How much public money will be available for Vegas stadium?

With Raiders owner Mark Davis committed to exploring opportunities in Las Vegas, the question becomes whether Las Vegas will provide Davis with the kind of opportunity he wants. And that question hinges on whether and to what extent the powers-that-be in Las Vegas will cough up the cash to build a stadium. During a Thursday…

Murschel: Baylor situation a cautionary tale, hopefully someone is listening

Hopefully. That’s all I could muster when asked whether or not the Baylor situation would change anything in college football. The optimist in me wants to believe that the impact of Art Briles’ fall from grace at Baylor would somehow be a strong enough wake-up call to administrators and coaches...

Ricky Williams to Run Marijuana-Friendly Gym Power Plant Fitness in California

Former NFL running back Ricky Williams is set to assume a key role in Power Plant Fitness, a marijuana-friendly gym expected to open this fall in San Francisco. Greg Rajan of My San Antonio noted Friday that Williams is a partner in the operation and will serve as the company's spokesperson. Show More Summary

Rob Ryan Comments on Being Fired by Saints, Rips Team's Defensive Scheme

Rob Ryan's three-year tenure as defensive coordinator of the New Orleans Saints went into a steep decline after a strong start in 2013, though he seems to have found a reason why things fell apart so quickly. Speaking to Jenny Vrentas...Show More Summary

Every NFL Team's Hidden Gem in the 2016 Draft

The 2016 NFL draft was a month ago, so we've known which rookies landed where for quite a while. Now that offseason workouts have begun around the league, we're finally starting to get an idea of how rookie players are going to fit with...Show More Summary

Chris Johnson: Cardinals can have best RB tandem in league

Before breaking his tibia in Week 12, running back Chris Johnson turned in a strong performance for the Cardinals that showed he had something left in the tank after less impressive seasons for the Titans and Jets. The Cardinals offense didn’t miss him all that much, however. Rookie David Johnson picked up the torch by running…

Memorial Day weekend is here; will there be a bad news dump?

It’s Friday afternoon of the first three-day weekend of the (unofficial) summer. And so before it’s (officially) OK to wear white, the NFL has a prime opportunity to bury some bad news in the sweater drawer. The NFL at times insists that there is no habit of dumping bad news on a Friday afternoon. If…

Russell Wilson says “collective” leadership necessary to replace Marshawn Lynch

Sure, the retirement of running back Marshawn Lynch makes quarterback Russell Wilson the focal point of the Seattle offense. But Wilson, who always says all the right things, can’t say that. Instead, Wilson needs to project the notion that not having Lynch is a bad thing. Which is what Wilson did on Thursday. “Well, obviously,…

Fourth-round safety signs with Browns

The Browns announced the signing of fourth-round safety Derrick Kindred Friday. Kindred was a 30-game starter and played in 50 games over four years at TCU. He had eight career interceptions and was an All-Big 12 pick last season. With the Browns releasing veteran safety Donte Whitner and letting Tashaun Gipson leave for Jacksonville via…

Roger Goodell encourages New Orleans to keep bidding for Super Bowls

NFL owners did not bestow upon New Orleans another Super Bowl, but commissioner Roger Goodell wants to make sure they keep trying to get one. According to Katherine Terrell of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, Goodell sent Saints owner Tom Benson a letter this week congratulating him on an impressive bid, one which fell to “strong and unique”…

Notre Dame Football: Former Top Recruits Who Will Finally Shine in 2016

While the Notre Dame football program has signed top-15 recruiting classes in each of the last four cycles, the time needed for prospects to develop varies greatly. In 2016, a handful of Irish who once earned significant recognitionShow More Summary

Georgia Apologizes for Ludacris Deal, Which Cost $65,000 and a Box of Condoms

The Georgia Bulldogs were so desperate to get an entertainment act for their spring football game they were willing to provide just about anything to the performer. Seriously. Peanut butter and jelly? Absolutely. Wine? Sure thing. Toiletries? Got it. Show More Summary

Ranking the NFL's Top 10 Defenses Heading into 2016 Season

After recently examining and ranking the NFL’s top 10 running back and wide receiver corps, the units responsible for stopping those skill players and the rest of the offense get their due. This is not a forecast of which teams are simply going to give up the fewest total yards in the league. Show More Summary

Titletown? Not in the '70s and '80s. The Packers were a total mess

This offseason, Shutdown Corner will travel down memory lane with a series of stories presenting some interesting and sometimes forgotten stories from the NFL's past. Join us as we relive some of the greatest and craziest moments inShow More Summary

Patriots fans wanted to see Ravens lose a draft pick

For committing a blatant violation of the offseason workout rules, the NFL imposed more than $480,000 in fines against the Ravens and coach John Harbaugh and stripped the team of a week of Organized Team Activities. For some fans (i.e., Patriots fans), that wasn’t enough. Patriots fans, for good reason, wanted to see the Ravens…

Jace Amaro plans a lot of involvement in Jets offense

When the Jets drafted tight end Jace Amaro in the second round of the 2014 draft, the hope was that he’d fill the receiving role that Dustin Keller had played for the team from 2008 to 2012. Things haven’t worked out that way thus far. Amaro had 38 catches as a rookie, he would have…

This offseason seems to be giving the Broncos the finger

Now that they’ve gotten the rings, the Broncos are suddenly getting the finger. According to Nicki Jhabvala of the Denver Post, Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall was limited this week in OTAs because of offseason finger surgery, the third player on the team to need a digital fix this offseason. Marshall’s work was on his right…

Ole Miss Announces Self-Imposed Penalties for Football, Women's Basketball Teams

The University of Mississippi self-imposed penalties on its football and women's basketball teams Friday in relation to an NCAA notice of allegations. According to's Mark Schlabach, Ole Miss reduced double-digit scholarships...Show More Summary

What to Expect from 2016 SEC Football Spring Meetings

The SEC's heavy-hitters will meet at the Sandestin Hilton in Destin, Florida, next week from May 31-June 3, when head coaches, athletic directors and presidents convene for the annual spring meeting session. The last few years of the...Show More Summary

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