September 10, 2012
For the first time in NFL history, five rookie quarterbacks started in Week 1. Robert Griffin III was the only winner. COMP./ATT. YDS. TD INT. RATING RUSH YDS. Robert Griffin III, Redskins, at Saints 19 for 26 320 2 0 139.9 42 Brandon Weeden, Browns, vs. Eagles 12 for 35 118 0 4 5.1 25 ...
March 16, 2013 |
Elvis Dumervil found himself out of a job and the Broncos were without their best defensive end Friday afternoon after they reached an agreement on a new contract but saw it all come undone when tardy faxing of the paperwork forced Denver to release him. Dumervil is now a free agent, and the Broncos now can start looking at other DEs, including Dwight Freeney, in what is shaping up as a buyer's market for pass rushers. Kolb discarded The Arizona Cardinals have released ex-Eagle Kevin Kolb, ending the quarterback's two injury-filled seasons with the team.
September 25, 2011 |
COLLEGE STATION, Texas - Brandon Weeden threw for a school-record 438 yards and two scores, and Justin Blackmon and Josh Cooper combined for 244 yards receiving as No. 7 Oklahoma State rallied for a 30-29 win over No. 8 Texas A&M on Saturday. The Aggies built a 20-3 halftime lead before the Cowboys (4-0, 1-0 Big Twelve) took advantage of three Texas A&M turnovers and numerous penalties to reel off 27 straight points and take a 30-20 lead. Jeff Fuller caught a 4-yard touchdown pass with 2:20 remaining for A&M's first score since the second quarter to get A&M within 30-27.
September 13, 2012 |
FLOYD MAYWEATHER has 100,000 reasons to like the Patriots and hate the Lions. The boxer won $100,000 by wagering on New England Sunday, but lost the same amount on Detroit . Mayweather bet that the Pats, a three-point first-half favorite over the Titans, would cover that spread at minus $110 odds. Thanks to two touchdown passes by Tom Brady, the Patriots led 21-3 at intermission and went on to win, 34-13. Mayweather, however, also lost $100,000 by betting on the Lions, who were a six-point, first-half favorite against the Rams.
January 17, 2014 |
BILL LAZOR certainly became a hot commodity after presiding over Nick Foles' development, a huge key to the Eagles' turnaround in the first season under Chip Kelly. Lazor, Kelly's quarterbacks coach, was officially named the Dolphins' offensive coordinator yesterday, a day after it was reported he was the Lions' first choice for that job. Lazor chose Miami and Ryan Tannehill over Detroit and Matt Stafford. "Bill is an accomplished coach and will be a great addition to our coaching staff," Dolphins coach Joe Philbin said in a statement released by the team.
September 5, 2011 |
COLLEGE STATION, Texas - Ryan Tannehill was 21 for 26 for 246 yards and two touchdowns as No. 8 Texas A&M defeated Southern Methodist, 46-14, on Sunday. West Virginia 34, Marshall 13 - Geno Smith completed 26 of 35 passes for 249 yards and two TDs as the No. 24 Mountaineers beat the Thundering Herd in a game ended early in the fourth quarter because of lightning in Morgantown, W.Va. Eastern Michigan 41, Howard 9 - Dominique Sherrer and Javonti Greene each ran for 120 yards and a touchdown in a game postponed from Saturday night to Sunday due to storms, in Ypsilanti, Mich.
August 21, 2012 |
Rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill, once rumored as a possible Eagles pick, has won the Miami Dolphins' starting job, getting a chance he never would have had with the Birds. Tannehill, who played at Texas A&M, was the eighth overall pick, beating out Matt Moore, who finished last year as Miami's starter. Since Dan Marino retired following the 1999 season, the Dolphins have had more starting quarterbacks than any other team. Tannehill will become the 17th, and amazingly, he'll be the first rookie to start an opener at QB for Miami.
August 11, 2012 |
CINCINNATI - Tim Tebow picked up some yards by running around a few times. Other than that, there wasn't much in his Jets debut. Certainly nothing to spark any mania back in New York. Tebow had his best moments while scrambling behind reserves on the Jets' line Friday night. He completed only four passes and threw an interception during the Cincinnati Bengals' 17-6 preseason victory. He did lead his team to a field goal, which is more than starter Mark Sanchez was able to do. The Jets put up no points during Sanchez's time on the field The Jets let their celebrated newcomer play the second quarter and most of the third.
June 15, 2013 |
Quarterback Matt Barkley agreed to terms on a four-year deal with the Eagles on Thursday, leaving first-round pick Lane Johnson as the only rookie without a contract six weeks before training camp. Terms of the deal were not immediately known. A surprising fourth-round draft pick, Barkley was selected 98th overall. The No. 98 pick in the 2012 draft received a four-year, $2.58 million contract. That's more than $10 million less than the four-year, $12.68 million deal signed by Ryan Tannehill, the third quarterback taken in 2012.
July 31, 2012 |
The St. Louis Rams and defensive end Chris Long agreed on a four-year contract extension through the 2016 season before the first practice of training camp. Long was seventh in the NFL with 13 sacks last year, topping his previous best of 81/2 sacks, and had a three-sack game against the Saints. He had been entering the final year of a $56.5 million contract he signed after the Rams drafted him No. 2 overall in 2008 out of Virginia. Revis sore Darrelle Revis stood on the sideline during practice, his helmet off and speculation rising.