Quinton Patton, the 49ers draft pick who got so excited when he was drafted that he bought his own plane ticket and showed up in San Francisco before he was allowed to under league rules, is officially under contract. The 49ers have announced that Patton, one of their two fourth-round picks, has signed his four-year…
Congratulations to the Arizona Cardinals, who for the time being at least have won the reaction to Brian Urlacher's retirement with this tweet: You were who we thought you were. Congrats. RT @BUrlacher54: It was an honor to play my entire...Show More Summary
The Chiefs added to their veteran depth at safety on Wednesday, signing Quintin Demps. The move was announced on the club’s website. Demps, 27, played his first two NFL seasons (2008, 2009) under now-Chiefs coach Andy Reid in Philadelphia. Demps has played the last three seasons with Houston, and he comes off his most productive…
Despite coming off a disappointing 3-9 season, Auburn will be full of optimism with new coach Gus Malzahn and several key players. Gus Malzahn's familiarity with the Auburn program along with his unique offensive schemes and talented players make Auburn a team that will surprise in 2013.
Much thanks to @groomoo for delicately suggesting we take a more detailed look at the recently published average ages for projected NFL starters. 2013 Starter Age Rankings (Offense) He wanted to see actual average ages, not just rankings. Show More Summary
Is West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen desperate? Or is he just a real nice guy who wants to give kids a second chance? Maybe it's both. In 2012, West Virginia wide receiver Ivan McCartney left the team just prior to the Mountaineers' November 10 date with Oklahoma State. Show More Summary
And you thought the Michigan-Ohio State rivalry couldn't get any feistier than it is already. We already know these two schools hate each other and absolutely refuse to refer to the other by name. Well, there are names that they refer to each other as, but they likely aren't appropriate for family time. Show More Summary
Plaxico Burress is jumping into the sock game with both feet. The New York Times reports the Pittsburgh Steelers receiver is unveiling what he states is a fashion endeavor a couple years in the making. You can find a great deal more about his fancy new socks and get a pair of your own at Plaxicoburresscollection.com. Show More Summary
What made Brian Urlacher special? You have to start, of course, with the way a 6-foot-4, 258-pound man could run, hit and organize a defense on the field. But even an occasional in-person observer of the Chicago Bears over the past decade could notice the reverential stature Urlacher held with his teammates. If he had enemies, they never surfaced. Show More Summary
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Former Bears LB Brian Urlacher retired Wednesday after a 13-year NFL career.
You've gotta feel for Joe Namath. The dude remains the absolute unquestioned high point of the Jets franchise, and he's stuck watching a team with its head so far up its own backfield that it's turning in a circle. What do you do ifShow More Summary
Our man Ron Jaworski has studied some tape of Chip Kelly's Oregon teams and has some concerns about Kelly's ability to bring the concepts he used in college with him to the NFL. Per Sheil Kapadia: “It’s going to be interesting to see...Show More Summary
In the wake of Brian Urlacher's announcement that his 13th NFL season would be his last, current and former NFL players took to Twitter to send out tributes to the Hall of Fame Bears linebacker. Fans also sent their thoughts via our NFC North Twitter account (@espn_nfnblog). Here are some of the highlights.
Brian Urlacher has a surprising choice for the greatest play of his career. Moments after he made his retirement official, Urlacher appeared on the Dan Patrick Show and was asked to name the play he’d like to be remembered for. Urlacher didn’t choose a play when he made a key tackle, or had a sack,…
From a football perspective, May 21, 2013 will forever be remembered as a dark day in the typically sunny Miami, Florida. It was the day the city went 0-for-2 in Super Bowl bids, as Super Bowl L was awarded to the San Francisco Bay Area and Super Bowl LI went to the Houston, Texas. Show More Summary
Even though the start of the college football season is still over three months away, it is never too early to project the records in 2013 for the BCS teams. While the usual suspects and powerhouse programs are certain to have excellent seasons once again, what teams are set to surprise some folks in 2013. Show More Summary
In today's Three and Out: E.J. Manuel is still figuring things out; Hakeem Nicks and Jake Locker are both feeling good.
The Dolphins spent the offseason insulating second-year quarterback Ryan Tannehill with weapons. And a first look in OTAs at a four-wide package had him thinking big things were possible. According to Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald, the Dolphins lined up with wide receivers Mike Wallace, Brain Hartine, Brandon Gibson and tight end Dustin Keller…