Football Timeline

Chad Ochocinco Signs One-Year Deal With Miami Dolphins

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ESPN is reporting that former Patriots receiver Chad Ochocinco will join the Miami Dolphins for the 2012 NFL season. The news of Ochocinco’s signing comes after reports surfaced that he was working out with the team along former Cincinnati Bengals teammate and fellow wide receiver Terrell Owens over the weekend. Ochocinco, who was waived by… Read more »

Rob Gronkowski Inks 6-Year, $54 Million Deal with Patriots

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ESPN is reporting that Rob Gronkowski has just agreed to a six-year, $54 million contract extension with the New England Patriots and is now the highest paid tight end in NFL history. “This is a rare deal,” said Drew Rosenhaus, Gronkowski’s agent. “Thanks to Mr. Kraft and coach Belichick.” According to sources cited by NFL.com,… Read more »

New Orleans Saints Make Drew Brees A New Offer

Drew Brees Negotiations Heat Up With New Orleans Saints

Drew Brees has received a new contract proposal from the New Orleans Saints, the proposal was announced on Thursday afternoon by general manager Mickey Loomis. Loomis has been in deadlocked negotiations with Brees’ manager Tom Condon over a $2 million per year dispute. Brees is believed to be seeking $20.3 million per year while the… Read more »

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Will Hear Bounty Appeals On June 18

Roger Goodell Hearing Saints Appeals Over Bounty Program

Roger Goodell on June 18 will meet with four New Orleans Saints players who were suspended last month following an investigation into the teams 2009 through 2011 bounty program. Roger Goodell has not met with any of the four players since he handed down his punishment. Among those appeals Goodell will meet with New Orleans… Read more »

New York Giants Extend Tom Coughlin’s Contract Through 2014

Tom Coughlin Signs Contract Extension With New York Giants

New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin will continue to coach the Super Bowl champs through the 2014 season after the Giants granted their head coach a contract extension on Wednesday. Coughlin helped guide the New York Giants to Super Bowl win in 2007 and then again in 2012. The team has not revealed the… Read more »

Terrell Owens Fires Longtime Agent Drew Rosenhaus

Terrell Owens Fires Long Time Agent

Drew Rosenhaus is out and Jason Woy is in as the new agent for former NFL star Terrell Owens. Woy currently represents a handful of Dallas Cowboys players including Anthony Spencer, Jason Hatcher, Kenyon Coleman and Dan Bailey. Owens on Tuesday released the following statement on his website: “I am making changes in my life… Read more »

NFL Seeking Replacement Officials After Talks Fall Apart

NFL Officials Being Replaced After Failed Talks

The NFL’s front office on Sunday announced that talks have broken off with NFL officials after both sides refused to agree on a new contract for the 2012-2012 NFL season. The current contract with the NFL’s officiating crews ran out on June 1, 2012. News of the failed talks was sent to owners of all… Read more »

Terrell Owens Wants Allen Wranglers To Apologize, Pay Him $160K

Terrell Owens Suing Allen Wranglers

Indoor Football League (IFL) team the Allen Wranglers recently cut former NFL star Terrell Owens and now the former Pro-Bowl player wants the team to issue him a public apology and pay $160,000 or face a lawsuit. The Wranglers fired T.O. last week and took away his partial ownership in the team. At the time… Read more »

Kordell Stewart, Former Steelers QB, Officially Retires

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Former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Kordell Stewart officially retired Wednesday — nearly seven years after last suiting up and running onto an NFL field. Though Stewart, 39, spent his final two years in the NFL with the Ravens, he said filing his retirement papers with the Baltimore club didn’t feel quite right. “This where it all… Read more »

Brian Banks Will Get NFL Tryout After Rape Charge Was Exonerated

Brian Banks Exonerated

Brian Banks was a star middle linebacker at Long Beach Polytechnic High School and had agreed to a full scholarship with the USC Trojans before his life came grumbling down. Banks was accused and eventually charged with rape of a close childhood friend in 2002, a charge she has now recanted. After spending five years… Read more »

Detroit Lions May Face NFL Fines Following Bad Player Conduct

Nick Fairley Arrested and Detroit Lions Could Face Fines

The Detroit Lions have watched during the off-season as running back Mikel Leshoure was arrested for marijuana possession and Nick Fairley was arrested on two separate occasions for drunk driving and marijuana possession and now the franchise under NFL rules may face fines of its own. NFL rules state that when two players are suspended… Read more »

Baltimore Ravens Hope To Secure Ray Rice Well Into The Future

Ray Rice Baltimore Ravens

The Baltimore Ravens and star running back Ray Rice have not been able to hammer out a long-term contract and because of that conflict Rice has not been participating in organized team activities, something the Ravens had hoped to remedy sooner rather than later. Now sources close to the teams talks with Ray Rice have… Read more »

Joe Paterno’s State Pension Worth $13.4 Million

Joe Paterno Pension Worth Almost 14 Million Dollars

Joe Paterno spent 61-years coaching at Penn State and for his efforts he earned $13.4 million in state pension funds. Sue Paterno, the widow of the late Joe Paterno said through her spokesman on Tuesday that the family would receive a single payment of $10.1 million from the state of Pennsylvania by the end of… Read more »

Madden ’13 To Feature Tebowing

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How could you make a game about football and not include Tebowing? The world’s most famous touchdown dance will be featured in the new John Madden football game, Madden NFL ’13, which is set for release in August. Mike Young, the game’s creative director, wrote on Twitter: “Tebowing is in for #madden13.” It isn’t clear… Read more »

Tim Tebow Gets E! Entertainment Documentary

Tim Tebow - New York Jets Backup QB Getting 30 Minute Special

Apparently all it takes for Tim Tebow to become an E! Entertainment Television celebrity these days was a decent college football career, a couple of come-from-behind NFL wins and a very public belief in god. Sports Illustrated is reporting that Tim Tebow is getting his own 30-minute special airing on E! although what the airing… Read more »

LeSean McCoy, Philadelphia Eagles Agree to 5-Year, $45M Extension

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ESPN is reporting that the Philadelphia Eagles have signed star running back LeSean McCoy to a five-year contract extension worth a whopping $45 million. Per the report, McCoy’s deal — which (monetarily speaking) catapults him to an elite class of RBs that include Adrian Peterson and Chris Johnson — includes about $20.765 million of guaranteed… Read more »