Sports Illustrated’s Peter King has nearly 500,000 followers on Twitter, which is nearly five times as many as NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell currently has. On Friday, King asked his followers to participate in an informal Twitter poll, asking if they favored the following: A. Two preseason games and 16 regular season games B. Four preseason [...]
For the Packers to go into Soldier Field and raise the Halas Trophy, they’ll have to expunge all of the demons that have followed them since week 3.
The Atlanta Falcons are sick and tired of hearing about how the Packers are going to waltz into Atlanta and win handily. They’d like to remind you that they’re the #1 seed, they won the FIRST time, and they’re going to do it again.
Colts owner Jim Irsay posted on Twitter that the Colts are set to release oft-injured safety Bob Sanders.
The Oakland Raiders announced that Greg Biekert will coach the team’s linebackers. “I’m excited to re-connect with one of the true and great Raiders,” Raiders head coach Hue Jackson said. “His vision and mine are right in line with each other.” Biekert spent nine seasons as a linebacker with the Raiders before finishing his career [...]
The Tennessee Titans have fired offensive coordinator Mike Heimerdinger, Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean reports. Tennessee’s offensive coordinator the last three seasons, Heimerdinger interviewed lat week for the team’s head coaching position, which went to offensive line coach Mike Munchak. Despite losing out to Munchak for the head coaching position, and having no inclination as [...]
The Tennessee Titans are considering University of Texas defensive backs coach Jerry Gray for their defensive coordinator vacancy, Kirk Bohls of the Austin American-Statesmen reports. Gray spent one season as a player with the Houston Oilers, and entered the NFL coaching ranks with the Titans in 1997, spending four years on the same coaching staff [...]
NFL spokesman Greg Aiello announced that the Minnesota State Court of Appeals has affirmed a lower court’s ruling, denying Minnesota Vikings defensive tackles Kevin and Pat Williams request for a permanent injunction that would prevent the NFL from suspending them for violating the league’s policy against performance-enhancing drugs. According to the Brian Murphy of the [...]
With the Super Bowl in the rear-view mirror, NFL teams may start releasing veteran players. One player who will be released or (in a less-likely scenario) traded this off-season is Detroit Lions linebacker Julian Peterson, Tom Kowalski of MLive.com reports. Acquired from the Seattle Seahawks for defensive tackle Corey Redding and a fifth-round pick in [...]
GThe Packers hung on to win their fourth Super Bowl title, writes Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. A Steelers comeback fell short, writes Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The more experienced team was not the best team on Sunday night, writes John Harris of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Super Bowl MVP Aaron Rodgers repaid [...]
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger concerns himself with the next game, not his legacy, writes Michael Sanserino of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Roethlisberger and Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers take center stage tonight, writes Scott Brown of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Roethlisberger and Rodgers are moving into the elite category among NFL quarterbacks, writes Pete Dougherty [...]
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced three additions to their 2011 coaching staff on Tuesday. Including among today’s hires are Keith Millad and Grady Stetz, who will both coach the team’s defensive line. Millard will focus on the team’s pass rush, while Stetz handles the team’s run defense. A first-round pick by the Minnesota Vikings, Millard [...]
The Arizona Cardinals have requested permission to interview a pair of Pittsburgh Steelers assistant coaches for their defensive coordinator vacancy, Kent Somers of The Arizona Republic reports. Arizona has requested to interview Steelers linebackers coach Keith Butler and defensive backs coach Ray Horton, as well as Green Bay Packers assistant head coach/inside linebackers coach Winston [...]
The Atlanta Falcons are expected to release safety Erik Coleman on Tuesday, Jason La Canfora of the NFL Network reports. A fifth-round pick (143rd overall) out of Washington State by the New York Jets in 2004, Coleman has recorded 604 tackles, 2 quarterback sacks, and 10 interceptions during his seven-year career. Coleman has spent the [...]
The Philadelphia Eagles have neared completion of their 2011 coaching staff, announcing several changes on Tuesday. Johnny Lynn has been hired for the team’s secondary/cornerbacks coaching position, while Bobby April, Jr., whose father is the Eagles’ special teams coordinator, has been hired as a defensive quality control coach. Offensively, David Culley has been promoted to [...]