Monday, March 18, 2013 at 4:28 PM - Permalink
Next year’s game in New York/New Jersey will be the first Super Bowl played outdoors in a cold place. But it may not be the last. Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie says that he’s optimistic Philadelphia will get to host a Super Bowl in the future. “Growing up in Boston, I went to more...
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Monday, March 18, 2013 at 4:28 PM - Permalink
In order to keep EverBank Field competitive with other sports stadiums vying for big-ticket events, the facility needs more taxpayer dollars to fund new construction.That was the message from Northeast Florida officials to a Senate panel that unanimously passed legislation Monday offering a $2...
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Monday, March 18, 2013 at 4:25 PM - Permalink
The Cowboys had to do a lot of maneuvering to get themselves under the cap last week and they’ll likely have to do more of it after re-signing linebacker Ernie Sims. Calvin Watkins of ESPNDallas.com reports that the team will bring Sims back after signing him off the street and thrusting him...
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Monday, March 18, 2013 at 4:24 PM - Permalink
The Minnesota Vikings spent much of Tuesday focusing on bringing back key players from the 2012 season. Welcome back, Erin Henderson and Jerome Felton...
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Monday, March 18, 2013 at 4:21 PM - Permalink
The Wes Welker saga with the New England Patriots took another turn at the NFL owners meetings Monday. Patriots owner Robert Kraft spoke in detail about the situation and had some interesting tidbits.Here are several things that stood out:Kraft described Welker as New England's "first choice"...
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Monday, March 18, 2013 at 4:18 PM - Permalink
The Patriots rarely have been accused of offering too much information. But owner Robert Kraft just went into an eye-opening amount of detail on the team's negotiations with wide receiver Wes Welker, emphasizing that keeping Welker was the team's first choice before the wide receiver went...
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Monday, March 18, 2013 at 4:18 PM - Permalink
Here are what blogs from Cleveland and around the country are saying about the Browns, Cavaliers and Indians. Featured today are Dawgs By Nature, Buckeye State Sports, Wahoo's On First and Fear the Sword...
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Monday, March 18, 2013 at 4:13 PM - Permalink
The NFL pro day wheels keep spinning across football nation with Air Force having been among the schools to invite the NFL's personnel evaluators to campus Monday...
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Monday, March 18, 2013 at 4:01 PM - Permalink
There’s a very common assumption that veteran defensive back Ronde Barber either will return to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers or retire.Those clearly are the two leading scenarios, but let me throw out one more that is purely hypothetical.What if Barber wants to continue playing, but doesn’t...
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Monday, March 18, 2013 at 3:57 PM - Permalink
The Jets have addressed one of their biggest offseason needs by signing former San Diego Chargers outside linebacker Antwan Barnes: Jets signed OLB Antwan Barnes, formerly of the Chargers. 28-year-old Barnes is a situational defender and special teamer, but he has 14 sacks over the past two seasons...
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Monday, March 18, 2013 at 3:56 PM - Permalink
The Arizona Republic believes there's "zero chance" the Cardinals trade quality receiver Larry Fitzgerald this offseason. The combination of a $15 million salary cap hit and the team's interest in him as an impact player make a move improbable...
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Monday, March 18, 2013 at 3:51 PM - Permalink
The market for free agent defensive ends has been weaker than anticipated, which isn’t great news for Osi Umenyiora. Umenyiora huffed and puffed for years to get out of his contract with the Giants, finally succeeding when the team restructured his contract in 2012 to allow him to become a...
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Monday, March 18, 2013 at 3:49 PM - Permalink
The Jacksonville Jaguars are getting initial support from state legislators to help pay for improvements to EverBank Field...
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Monday, March 18, 2013 at 3:45 PM - Permalink
Despite their 2-14 record last year, Jaguars team president Mark Lamping says that sesson ticket renewals are "tracking well.''"We're pleased with the renewals at this point,'' he said although he didn't provide specific figures.The renewal deadline was March 8 but Lamping...
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Monday, March 18, 2013 at 3:44 PM - Permalink
Matt Spaeth has signed a two-year deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers, returning to the team he played for his first four seasons...
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Monday, March 18, 2013 at 3:43 PM - Permalink
ASHBURNRight tackle Tyler Polumbus agreed Monday to a two-year deal to return to the Washington Redskins.Polumbus tweeted that he had a "tempting" offer to sign with the Jacksonville Jaguars, but that he couldn't leave his coaches and teammates in Washington...
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Monday, March 18, 2013 at 3:42 PM - Permalink
The Saints on Monday agreed to one-year contracts with two of their own unrestricted free agents — wide receiver Courtney Roby and linebacker Ramon Humber — and also signed tight end Benjamin Watson to a three-year contract. Roby, who has excelled as … Continue reading...
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Monday, March 18, 2013 at 3:35 PM - Permalink
Before the Broncos signed wide receiver Wes Welker as a free agent, Brandon Stokley said he though it would be a great idea for Denver to pursue him. That was a pretty magnanimous gesture from Stokley since Welker’s arrival pretty much filled the spot he played for the Broncos as a slot...
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Monday, March 18, 2013 at 3:33 PM - Permalink
Six days into NFL free agency, and the Bills have just one signing. Linebacker Manny Lawson was signed to the roster last Wednesday. And even though the slow pace of signings has some Bills fans concerned, an NFL analyst and writer from Grantland.com says there’s very little value in the...
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Monday, March 18, 2013 at 3:32 PM - Permalink
The Saints have added tight end Ben Watson. The veteran played 83 percent of the snaps with the Browns last year and had a solid season with 49 catches for 501 yards. He's expected to serve as the No. 2 tight end behind Jimmy Graham...
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Monday, March 18, 2013 at 3:30 PM - Permalink
Bears running back Matt Forte is vehemently against a proposed new rule that's being considered this week at the NFL owners meetings in Arizona...
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Monday, March 18, 2013 at 3:22 PM - Permalink
Let’s take a quick trip through some headlines from around the NFC South:ATLANTA FALCONSAnother step toward a new downtown stadium could come Monday afternoon. Atlanta City Council may vote on a hotel tax that would help finance stadium construction.CAROLINA PANTHERSThe agent for defensive...
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Monday, March 18, 2013 at 3:18 PM - Permalink
The Lions still have a hole at defensive end and the Umenyiora could offer a short-term solution...
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Monday, March 18, 2013 at 3:18 PM - Permalink
“The Bears didn't want him but the Panthers might” is on the verge of becoming a miniseries. According to Vaughn McClure of the Chicago Tribune, former Bears cornerback D.J. Moore is visiting the Panthers later this week. The former fourth-rounder from Vanderbilt intercepted 10...
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Monday, March 18, 2013 at 3:15 PM - Permalink
It’s been a quiet free agency period for DE Osi Umenyiora. But apparently, there interest in the former Giants defensive end. USA TODAY Sports reports the Miami Dolphins and Detroit Lions are among some of the teams interested in Umenyiora’s services, though Mike Garafolo points out the...
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