New Orleans Saints 14, Minnesota Vikings 9 Defense and toughness got the Saints to 1-0 in their defense of the Lombardi Trophy…Saints running back Pierre Thomas took over in the second half…Saints kicker Garrett Hartley accepted responsibility for two missed field goals. After a solid first 30 minutes, Vikings running back Adrian Peterson struggled to [...]
The Eagles get the first crack at the 2010 Packers, and Philly is rarin’ to go. Holly gets you caught up for the road opener.
As initially reported by ESPN Milwaukee’s Jason Wilde last night, the Miami Dolphins have signed free agent running back Clifton Smith, Omar Kelly of the Sun-Sentinel reports. To make room for Smith, the Dolphins have placed offensive tackle Joe Reitz on waivers. Signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as an undrafted free agent out of [...]
The Seattle Seahawks (4) and Arizona Cardinals (2) have combined to win the last six NFC West titles, but with a rebuilding effort underway in Seattle, and the Cardinals losing quarterback Kurt Warner to retirement, the division is wide open in 2010. That “It’s anyone’s division” feeling has yet to catch on in St. Louis. [...]
Dallas Cowboys first-round wide receiver Dez Bryant is expected to be a star, but it may take time. New York Giants return specialist Darius Reynaud had a gut feeling that he’d be playing in The Big Apple this season. Offensive linemen Shawn and Stacy Andrews stole money and terrorized the Philadelphia Eagles, writes John Gonzalez [...]
The Boston Herald reports that the New England Patriots and quarterback Tom Brady are nearing a contract extension. According to the report, a three-year extension worth $58 million is in place. The deal has not been signed, and there are still “moving parts” to account for, but the parameters are in place. Brady, 33, is [...]
ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reports the Washington Redskins and Tennessee Titans have re-visited trade talks involving defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth. Mort adds that there’s no deal yet. In April, the Titans were rumored to be interested in re-acquiring Haynesworth when it appeared he could be had for a bargain-basement price after the Redskins paid his $21 [...]
Two days until the season-opener. Who’s ready? New England Patriots wide receiver Randy Moss is frustrated with his contract situation. Buffalo Bills tight end David Martin could help the team prepare for the season-opener against the Dolphins. PFT has the details of the New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis’ new contract, which was reached after [...]
Brian McIntyre brings you his news and notes from around the NFL.
Arizona Cardinals quarterback Matt Leinart has been informed that he will be released today, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports. The 10th overall pick of the 2006 NFL Draft out of USC, Leinart has started 17 games over the last four seasons, completing 57.1% of his 595 pass attempts for 3,893 yards, with 14 touchdowns and 20 [...]
The Seattle Seahawks have officially released wide receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh, Jay Glazer of FOXSports.com reports. Houshmandzadeh signed a five-year, $40 million contract with the Seahawks in 2009. In his one season with the Seahawks, Houshmandzadeh caught 79 passes for 911 yards and 3 touchdowns. Houshmandzadeh did not appear to be a fit in Seattle’s new [...]
Todd Archer of the Dallas Morning News reports Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Sam Hurd has turned a proposed paycut. Hurd was a restricted free agent this off-season who the Cowboys tendered at the “Second Round” level, which carries a $1.759 million base salary this season. Dallas trimmed $2 million off their payroll on Friday by [...]
The Denver Broncos have informed defensive end Jarvis Green that he will be released, Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston.com reports. Green signed a four-year, $20 million contract with the Broncos on March 9. Green’s deal included a $2.5 million signing bonus, and a fully guaranteed $755,000 base salary for the 2010 season. A fourth-round pick (126th [...]
The Green Bay Packers announced the release of undrafted rookie wide receiver Shawn Gore. Gore tried out for the Packers during their three-day mini-camp after the NFL Draft. The 6-1, 200-pound Toronto, Ontario native caught 37 passes for 610 yards and 5 touchdowns last season for Bishop’s University. The B.C. Lions made Gore the 10th [...]