December 10, 2012
TAMPA, Fla. - If Nick Foles turns out to be as good as Sunday's last-second victory made him out to be, there won't be anyone as joyous as the Eagles' wide receivers. Well, there may be several million back in Philadelphia as thrilled by the prospect of a budding Foles under center for the near future. But a receiver's best friend is always a quarterback who puts the ball in a spot where he can catch it. And Foles made a number of throws that made Jeremy Maclin, Jason Avant, and company look very good in the Eagles' 23-21, thrilling win over the Buccaneers.
December 6, 2012 |
MINNESOTA PLACED ailing wide receiver Percy Harvin on injured reserve Wednesday, abruptly ending a season that began so well for one of the NFL's most versatile players. Coach Leslie Frazier answered questions about Harvin's status cryptically and vaguely at his regular news conference, when he ruled Harvin out of practice again because of the severely sprained ankle that has kept him out of the last three games. Then about six hours later, the Vikings announced the move that declared their top pass-catcher done for the year.
November 27, 2012
Broncos 17, Chiefs 9 KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Peyton Manning threw for 285 yards and two TDs and rallied Denver (8-3) past Kansas City (1-10) for the Broncos' sixth straight win. Manning hit tight end Jacob Tamme late in the first half and wide receiver Demaryius Thomas in the third quarter, and that was more than enough to overcome three field goals by Kansas City's Ryan Succop as the Chiefs lost their eighth straight game. Denver 0 7 7 3 – 17 Kansas City 6 0 3 0 – 9 First quarter KC–FG Succop 34, 9:20.
November 26, 2012 |
We continue with our position-by-position rankings, this week grading the area's top cornerbacks. In compiling this subjective top-10 list, we took into consideration coverage ability, open-field tackling, skill at supporting against the run, and potential to succeed at the next level. 1. Daryl Worley, Penn Charter, senior, 6-foot-2, 165. Depending on the alignment, the West Virginia commit, who also made an impact as a wide receiver and kick returner, lined up at cornerback or safety.
November 25, 2012 |
Can you imagine if it were Arian Foster who scored that disputed touchdown on Thanksgiving? Holy cow. Not only would Lions fans be all over the NFL, but perhaps thousands of irate fantasy owners who were playing against Foster would have marched to the league's Park Avenue office in protest - just what Manhattan traffic cops would have needed on Black Friday. But it wasn't Arian Foster. It was Justin Forsett, a running back who hasn't done anything of fantasy value since 2009, when he had 130 yards and two touchdowns for Seattle in a game against the Rams.
November 23, 2012 |
MIKE WALLACE is in his fourth season with the Pittsburgh Steelers, so the wide receiver is familiar with all this talk about Charlie Batch. Asked whether it was at all concerning that the man throwing the ball to him on Sunday will soon be 38 years old, Wallace shrugged. "He's been old," he said of Batch. "It's not like he just got old. Chuck's been old since I got here, so it's nothing new. " Neither is Batch making his first fill-in start for his hometown Steelers (6-4)
November 22, 2012
Jay Cutler was back home, nursing his concussion and watching as the Chicago Bears got pounded by the San Francisco 49ers, 32-7, on Monday night. Whether he'll play this weekend remains to be seen. He told ESPN Radio he was feeling "as normal as can be" and would play again this season. He said he "can't say that for sure" when asked if he'll be ready to play against Minnesota. Having their starting quarterback certainly would help the Bears, who are suddenly reeling after back-to-back losses to two of the league's top teams in Houston and San Francisco.
November 21, 2012 |
PLAXICO BURRESS is back where he once belonged. The Pittsburgh Steelers brought back the veteran wide receiver on Tuesday to provide depth at a position decimated by injuries while hoping there's enough gas left in the 35-year-old's tank to give the offense an added dimension near the goal line. Burress impressed Steelers coach Mike Tomlin and general manager Kevin Colbert during a brief workout early Tuesday even though he hasn't played since the end of the 2011 season as a member of the New York Jets.
November 13, 2012
THE SOUL re-signed wide receiver Tiger Jones to a 2-year deal for an undisclosed amount, the team announced Monday. Jones led the Soul with 133 receptions for 2,010 yards in 2012 and earned an invite to Eagles training camp. The consequence was Jones did not play during the Soul's playoff run, which ended with a loss to Arizona in the ArenaBowl championship game. "It is great to have Tiger back in the fold," Soul coach Clint Dolezel said in a statement. "He is a great weapon to have in our offense.