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Carr jabs Seahawks over Super Bowl failure
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 21:16:04 GMT
Fresh off agreeing to his new contract, Raiders quarterback Derek Carr promised not to ignore Marshawn Lynch like Seattle did.
Juggernaut Index, No. 27: Bears have Jordan Howard and a collection of bad ideas
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 23:06:25 GMT
The Bears provide fantasy drafters with a first-round RB, but that only elevates them so far in this index. Chicago is otherwise light on talent.
2017 Outlook: Patriots
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 22:36:11 GMT
The Patriots DST was again a solid unit in 2016, and they should once again be considered a No. 1 option coming into the season in all leagues. Last year, the Patriots had 34 sacks, 10 fumble recoveries, 13 interceptions and allowed an NFL-best 250 points to finish as the No. 9 DST in standard leagues
Aaron Rodgers, 2-Time NFL MVP, Huddles Up With CAA Sports Off The Field
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 22:30:01 GMT
CAA will create commercial opportunities for Rodgers â€” a Super Bowl champ and two-time NFL MVP, â€” in such areas as film, television, endorsements, speaking, business development, digital media, publishing and philanthropy, among others. "I have always been interested in exploring ways to parlay
Andy Reid could move into the NFLâ€™s Top 5 in coaching wins
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 22:24:43 GMT
Andy Reid isnâ€™t usually named among the great coaches in NFL history, but perhaps he will be by the time he serves out his newly extended contract. The Chiefs and Reid have just agreed on a new five-year contract, and if the 59-year-old Reid coaches five more years at the 11-wins-a-year pace heâ€™s been
Raiders QB Signs $125M NFL Contract
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 22:10:08 GMT
Raiders quarterback Derek Carr's five-year contract extension is worth $125 million. The $25 million per year in new money is the richest contract ever in the NFL. (June 23)
Derek Carr jokes about Seahawks for not handing Marshawn Lynch the ball in Super Bowl
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 21:16:04 GMT
It'll be Super Bowl 100, and people will still bring up the Seattle Seahawks not giving Marshawn Lynch the ball at the 1-yard line.
Carr: "I Don't Want To Play For Anybody Else"
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 21:13:05 GMT
Carr: "I Don't Want To Play For Anybody Else"Raiders quarterback Derek Carr talks about signing with the team he always wanted to play for and being able to stay with his brothers on the Raiders.
Prosecutors appeal decision to void Aaron Hernandez murder conviction
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 21:12:00 GMT
When Aaron Hernandez killed himself in prison earlier this year, he was still appealing his conviction for the murder of Odin Lloyd and that led a Massachusetts judge to void the conviction under the legal principle known as abatement ab initio. That principle holds that a conviction can't be finalized
Raiders reward QB Derek Carr with record $125 million deal
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 21:01:16 GMT
Derek Carr and general manager Reggie McKenzie never doubted the two sides could reach a long-term contract agreement to keep the quarterback with the Raiders before Carr's self-imposed training camp deadline. Carr was open about how much he wanted to spend his entire career with the organization
NFL's Jermichael Finley On Head Trauma: 'It Felt Like 100 Bees Stinging Me'
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 20:32:39 GMT
NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with former NFL tight end Jermichael Finley about his experience living with the effects of head trauma sustained on the field.
Bronson Kaufusi Eager to Contribute After Missing Rookie Season
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 20:08:46 GMT
Bronson Kaufusi couldn't stop smiling when he stepped to the podium during last week's minicamp. The massive defensive end was just happy to be talking and playing football again. A broken ankle cost Kaufusi his entire rookie season, but the third-round pick is now completely healthy and competing
GM Chris Ballard: Players can expect 'physical camp'
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 20:04:07 GMT
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. â€“ Coming to a training camp near you, a more physical approach. Keep that modifier â€“ physical â€“ in mind as the NFL's only true offseason gives way to the Indianapolis Colts reporting to training camp July 29. The first padded practice is allowed on the fourth day of camp â€“ that
Study: Chiefs have the NFL's worst fans, Cowboys have the best
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 19:18:00 GMT
(CBS SPORTS) - TheÂ Kansas City ChiefsÂ mightÂ have the loudest fansÂ in theÂ NFL, but apparently, that didn't do anything to help the the team's ranking in a recent study of NFL fans that wasÂ conducted by professor Michael Lewis at Emory University.Â According to Lewis, the Chiefs actually have the
2017 Fantasy Football Draft Prep: Tight End Tiers 1.0
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 19:21:23 GMT
QB | RB | WR The days of taking Rob Gronkowski with a first-round pick are gone, but so are the days of waiting for a decent tight end. Last year we had five guys notch 800-plus yards and another six record seven or more touchdowns. None of them were named Gronk. As more NFL teams expand their game-planning
Robert Kraft explains how you'll likely be watching NFL games in the future
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 19:09:45 GMT
If you watch Thursday Night Football this year, it's very possible that you'll be getting a sneak peak of how the NFL will be airing it's games in the future.Â One of the NFL's biggest issues over the past couple years has been trying to figure out how to reach cord-cutting fans. Back
Countdown to Training Camp: Malik Jackson
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 18:48:38 GMT
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - â€śMarrone's not taking any B-S.â€ť That's how Jaguars defensive tackle Malik Jackson described how things are different now that Doug Marrone is the head coach. Jackson was the Jaguars biggest prize on last year's free agent market. He responded by registering a career high
Kansas City Chiefs, Week 4
As the Washington Redskins get closer to the start of another season, Redskins.com will preview all 16 of the team's regular season games. Today is the Week 4 matchup with the Kansas City Chiefs. The Chiefs won the AFC West last year following a 10-2 record in the final 12 games of the year before
Scout's Take: Awuzie At Safety, Best Option At Left Guard; Other Thoughts
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 18:47:17 GMT
FRISCO, Texas â€“ There's not a whole lot to do now except sit and think. I'm sure you've noticed that as the buzz from offseason practices has died down. The Cowboys are on their summer break, and we're left without much to do except wait for training camp and wonder what this squad is
2017 Outlook: Mike Williams
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 18:46:38 GMT
The Chargers made a surprise move in the NFL Draft to select Clemson receiver Mike Williams at No. 7 overall in the first round. Receiver didn't appear to be a priority for the Chargers with Keenan Allen coming back from last year's torn ACL, the emergence of Tyrell Williams, and with Travis
2017 Outlook: Kapri Bibbs
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 18:46:27 GMT
Kapri Bibbs was traded to the 49ers during NFL Draft weekend in April, and he's expected to compete for playing time as a backup behind Carlos Hyde. It's a crowded backfield in San Francisco with Hyde, Tim Hightower and rookies Joe Williams and Matt Breida, but Bibbs could be more of a developmental
Maliek Collins wants to be next great DT in Rod Marinelliâ€™s system
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 18:33:22 GMT
With Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott in the same draft class, Maliek Collins got overshadowed and overlooked. But the defensive tackle quietly had a successful rookie season, which has defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli excited about Collinsâ€™ future. Collinsâ€™ 656 snaps â€” 61.9 percent of the defensive
Watch Green Bay Packers QB Brett Hundley throw a pass into a moving car
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 18:32:28 GMT
Green Bay Packers backup quarterback Brett Hundley spent some time at the Road America course in Wisconsin ahead of Sunday'sÂ IndyCar race at the track. Racing legend Mario Andretti wowed the QBÂ with his driving, and Hundley put on an impressive display of accuracy, throwing a football into a moving
Raiders QB Derek Carr: 'I never chased the money'
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 18:26:05 GMT
ALAMEDA â€” Derek Carr, the Raiders'$125 million man, believes his newfound wealth was attained because it was never about the dollars. â€śI never chased the money,â€ť Carr said Friday at a press conference announcing his five-year contract extension. â€śIt's about being the best version of myself every
Voice of the Saints Jim Henderson honored by the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 18:10:21 GMT
The Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Saturday will honor Jim Henderson, long-time voice of the New Orleans Saints Radio Network. As the hall enshrines the 2017 inductees, which include LSU and NFL great Eddie Kennison, Destrehan's Ed Reed who went on to fame at the University of Miami and the NFL'
One surprising stat that puts Vernon Davis at top of NFL tight ends
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 18:06:18 GMT
Vernon Davis played well in 2016, quite well in fact. No tight end in the NFL forced more missed tackles on receptions than Vernon Davis in 2016. There were 15 tight ends with more yards than Davis, including one on his own team in Jordan Reed.
Remembering Former Cowboys Offensive Lineman Tony Liscio
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 18:04:34 GMT
When Tony Liscio died on Father's Day of ALS, the notorious Lou Gehrig's Disease, he could no longer speak but he could still remember a life full of love, laughter, friendship and football achievement. Fortunately, he wrote those memories down in a casual loose-leaf journal, which his wife of
Tight end battle will be one of the most intriguing of training camp
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:51:00 GMT
Nearly every position group on the San Francisco 49ers will have battles to watch once training camp kicks off on July 27th. There are so many new faces on the roster and a new coaching staff which won't necessarily factor in what a player's role was in previous seasons when deciding on the depth
Can Deiondre'Hall overcome on- and off-field hurdles to make an impact with Bears?
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:47:21 GMT
Lets start on the field, where, just days after his first NFL interception in the fourth game last season, he sustained an ankle injury in practice, sidelining him for two months.Â Once his walking boot and scooter were finally put away, he was active for the final four games.Â But what progress hed been
Here's the best MVP candidate from every AFC team who doesn't play quarterback
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:47:20 GMT
In a passing-dominated league, it's widely accepted that quarterbacks have the best odds to win the MVP award at the end of season. The last player to win it that wasn't a quarterback wasÂ Adrian PetersonÂ in 2012, and the last before that was LaDainian Tomlinson in 2006. It's a testament to
Keidel: Raiders Spend Big On Carr
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:40:00 GMT
The Oakland Raiders have slowly flowered from the NFL ashes, from doormat to decent to the edge of dominant. It has taken awhile. Not too long ago, the Raiders were a sad caricature, led by their iconic and iconoclastic owner, Al Davis, the Brooklyn kid who shook the NFL down to its foundation. Through
Live-streaming games is the future of the NFL, Robert Kraft says
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:33:40 GMT
In an interview with the New York Post, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft said live-streaming games is the future of the NFL.
Lorenzo Taliaferro Could Find His Footing at Fullback
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:33:25 GMT
Lorenzo Taliaferro was a battering ram as a running back during his rookie season in 2014. Now he'll be a battering ram for the running back. Taliaferro is making the switch to fullback this offseason in hopes of filling the void left by the departure of Pro Bowl fullback Kyle Juszczyk in free agency
It doesn't sound like Giants are going to get an offseason Odell Beckham contract done
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 20:41:28 GMT
There is an asinine narrative floating around Odell Beckham Jr. that involves questioning whether the wide receiver should be a part of the Giants'long-term plans. People like to get concerned with Beckham's off-field antics and question whether he's mature enough to be a franchise superstar
When Big Ben is like Bortles, quick Falcons and more fascinating stats to watch in 2017
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:32:50 GMT
Numbers can be twisted and numbers can be deceiving, but there's also generally an inherent trust in them as well. Some might say that numbers never lie. I'm not sure I would go quite that far, but I do like to take a deep dive at them sometimes and spend a few hours tooling around on STATS to
NFC East Position Rankings: Offensive Line
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:22:15 GMT
All four teams in the NFC East have loaded offensive skill positions groups. Without a competent offensive line, those skill players would never get a chance to showcase their talent. Let's examine which of these four rivals is in the best shape in the trenches. An offensive line is only as strong
Mike Preston: It's time for some young Ravens to step up
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:09:00 GMT
The 2017 season will be a pivotal one for the Ravens. Not only will the status of coach John Harbaugh be determined, but so will the immediate future of this team with close to 15 draft picks reaching the critical third- and fourth-year marks as far as development. It's a make or break year for a
Lions Fantasy Preview
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:04:00 GMT
Evan Silva breaks down the fantasy football outlook for this year's Detroit Lions.
George Kittle: An Impressive Tight End with a WWE Mindset
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:00:00 GMT
George Kittle: An Impressive Tight End with a WWE Mindset
NFL Uses Eye-Tracking Technology To Study How Fans Watch Games
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:58:36 GMT
In an effort to learn more about fan preferences, the NFL has looked at where eyeballs are peeping when the game is being played. â€śWe're really starting to study how people are watching games, and we're doing it in really, really interesting ways,â€ť NFL COO Tod Leiweke said at GeekWire Sports
How Braxton Miller hopes to make Year 2 leap
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:51:21 GMT
With a full NFL season under their belt, rookies often make a leap from Year 1 to Year 2. Braxton Miller hopes to do the same. The second-year wide receiver has spent the offseason understanding the game from a different perspective. â€śI was talking to Braxton the other day and the thing that really helped
Robert Kraft on Deflategate: â€śI don't hold grudges but I never forgetâ€ť
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:43:00 GMT
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said earlier this week that his relationship with Patriots owner Robert Kraft â€śwas never strainedâ€ť despite the #Deflategate investigation. Kraft may not be reading off the same script. One of the commissioner's 32 bosses told Claire Atkinson of the New York Post a slightly
Ravens feature several snubs from NFL's 'Top-100 Players of 2017'list
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:41:00 GMT
The Baltimore Ravens got robbed during the NFL's â€śTop-100 Players of 2017â€ť list. While the list is only down to No. 11 currently, NFL Media released the final 10 players without their rankings. With all the players now revealed, the Ravens'lowly single entry is a travesty. Offensive guard Marshal
Packers'medical team adds one of the best
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:30:47 GMT
GREEN BAY â€“ It's been known in sports circles for a long time that the best care for a foot or ankle injury was in Charlotte, N.C. Now for the Packers, it'll be right out their back door. Dr. Robert Anderson, the nation's top orthopedic surgeon for the foot and ankle, has joined Bellin Health
Mike Shanahan is always at 49ers practices Ă˘Â€Â” good thing or not?
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:30:00 GMT
Mike Shanahan is always at 49ers practices â€” good thing or not?
Terrelle Pryor has no problem keeping up with Antonio Brown during offseason workout
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:27:43 GMT
Having a workout buddy is good. Having a workout buddy who'sÂ a three-time All-Pro and who churns out 100-catch seasons like Michael Bay churns out dreadfulÂ TransformersÂ sequels, however, is better. It's thatÂ second kindÂ that Terrelle Pryor has chosen to spend time with recently.
Patriots fans react on Twitter to New England signing former Jets LB David Harris
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:24:19 GMT
There's no love lost between the New York Jets and the New England Patriots. Their fans don't like each other much either. So when the Patriots added former Jets linebacker David Harris on Wednesday, the New England fanbase had a strong reaction.
The CFL's best quarterback dreams about NFL 'all the time'
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:12:30 GMT
Dan Graziano ESPN Staff Writer Close Joined ESPN in 2011 New Jersey native and author of two published novels Follow on Twitter Young quarterbacks in Texas don't dream of Canadian Football League glory. If you're the quarterback at Katy High School and you're goofing around on the field with
In Torrian Gray, The Redskins Return Focus To Technique
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:08:00 GMT
After spending the last 11 years in the college game, defensive backs coach Torrian Gray has made fundamentals a major focus for the Redskins, and players are benefiting.Â Despite, perhaps, a general assumption that professional football players don't like to spend extra time honing the basic, rote
'Eager'rookies Jarrad Davis, Reeves-Maybin impressing Lions teammates
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:06:00 GMT
At some point this summer, perhaps Day 1 of training camp, perhaps later in August, Tahir Whitehead will return from the knee injury that kept him out of practice all spring and take his expected place with the Detroit Lions'starting defense. When he does, he'll be at a new position - weakside
Jaguars staff see TE Mychal Rivera as a jack-of-all-trades type player
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:04:57 GMT
Due to being pushed to the bottom of the Oakland Raiders'depth chart, Mychal Rivera hit the open market in search of a new start this March. It appears he may have found that with the Jacksonville Jaguars, who seem to have big plans for the veteran tight end. According to Ryan O'Halloran of