July 26, 2013 |
BRONCOS LINEBACKER Von Miller offered no details about his pending drug case and possible four-game suspension, repeatedly invoking the NFL's confidentiality clause to deflect questions during his session with reporters yesterday. Miller said everything at training camp, which begins today, will be business as usual, while he waits to hear if he'll be banned beginning Aug. 30 - the day after Denver's final preseason game. Reporters directed 18 questions toward Miller, each angling at a different way of trying to get him to offer a detail - any detail - about the drug case that will cost him the first four games of the season - including a Sept.
December 28, 2011 |
IF YOU WATCHED this week's "Monday Night Football" pregame montage, then you witnessed a ritual devoid of Hank Williams Jr., but rife with actress Betty White. White, who seemed full of something more than just Christmas cheer, provided reasons for her football fandom - one of which included Falcons quarterback and Penn Charter alum Matt Ryan. But it ain't Ryan's play that keeps the 89-year-old White glued to her TV set. It's his looks. "Ryan's nickname is Matty Ice because he's so cool," began White.
December 23, 2011 |
BRAYLON EDWARDS is a man of his word. Even when those words come back to bite his wallet. In 2005, while a rookie with Cleveland, Edwards promised to give $10,000 in scholarships to 100 area eighth-graders if they graduated high school with a 2.5 GPA average and committed to at least 15 hours of community service. According to a Yahoo! Sports report, Edwards, now with San Francisco has to make good on that promise to 79 students who met the criteria. According to the report, many of those kids are attending Ohio-area colleges but a few are headed to top-tier institutions like Harvard, Cornell and Johns Hopkins.
October 1, 2010
Thumbs Up To one of the league's great early season success stories, Texans running back Arian Foster. Undrafted last year, Foster spent 2009 on the Texans' practice squad. Now, through three games, he leads the league in both rushing (406) and yards from scrimmage (502). If he rushes for at least 94 yards Sunday, he'll become just the 10th running back in the last 40 years to rush for 500 yards in the first four games of the season. And if he does that and also has 4 receiving yards, he will be only the third running back in history to total more than 500 rushing yards and 100 receiving yards in the first four games of a season.
September 24, 2010 |
JAGUARS (+3) over Eagles: Not everyone was thrilled with Double V for playing against the Birds last week, but once the line jumped to 6, then 6, and closed at 7 in Vegas, it was the obvious way to go. So, as you can see, I'm on the other side this week again. (And the readers boo . . . It's OK, I accept the slings and arrows.) While we admire Michael Vick's performance Sunday (21-for-34 for 284 yards, and 37 on the ground), it's common knowledge that Vick will throw in a stinker every now and then.
January 21, 2010 |
Wide receiver Braylon Edwards hopes to finish his career with the New York Jets amid a published report yesterday that the team will tender an offer to him after the season. Newsday, citing an anonymous source, reported that the Jets plan to place a contract tender on Edwards, a restricted free agent in March, that would require a team to give New York first- and third-round picks if it signs him. "I hadn't heard anything about it, but if that's something they're definitely doing, I'm excited," Edwards said.
January 18, 2010 |
New York Jets wide receiver Braylon Edwards is likely to be disciplined, and possibly suspended by the NFL next season, according to a report. ESPN.com, citing a league source, said Edwards will likely face some sort of action from the league for his involvement in an incident outside a Cleveland nightclub in October. Last week, Edwards pleaded no contest to misdemeanor aggravated disorderly conduct after being accused of punching a friend of Cavaliers star LeBron James on Oct. 5. Edwards was fined $1,000, and given a suspended 180-day jail sentence.
October 27, 2009 |
Three-time Pro Bowl linebacker DeMarcus Ware and the Dallas Cowboys have finally agreed on a contract extension, a $78 million, 6-year deal through the 2015 season that guarantees him $40 million. After months of talks that intensified over the past 2 weeks, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said he shook hands with Ware before the Cowboys' 37-21 victory over Atlanta on Sunday, agreeing to the deal. The paperwork was finalized yesterday and the extension announced. "I feel like I work really hard and am really deserving of what they've given me," the 27-year-old Ware said.
October 10, 2009 |
Cleveland defensive coordinator Rob Ryan, son of Buddy and twin brother of Jets head coach Rex, handed out his own punishment yesterday. During his weekly news conference, Ryan said Cincinnati kicker Shayne Graham missed the winning 31-yard field goal in overtime which beat Cleveland. Without being prompted, Ryan referred to Graham's kick with 4 seconds left that gave the Bengals a 23-20 win. "You can watch the tape," Ryan said. "I'm not saying anything, but man, maybe the posts were crooked.
October 8, 2009 |
Braylon Edwards' arrival was picture-perfect for the New York Jets. The talented but troubled wide receiver was acquired from Cleveland yesterday and showed up at the team's facility shortly after practice ended - just in time to try on his new green and white threads and be included in the team picture. "It was interesting getting off a plane and rushing right to a team photo," Edwards said, smiling. "The guys in the locker room were good. " The Jets dealt wide receiver Chansi Stuckey, linebacker Jason Trusnik and two undisclosed draft choices in return for Edwards, who has 10 receptions for 139 yards but was shut out for the first time in his career in the winless Browns' 23-20 overtime loss to Cincinnati on Sunday.