Articles Tagged with National Football League

Ex-NFL Star Aaron Hernandez Murder Trial Date Set

Aaron Hernandez smiles at Charles Rankin during his murder hearing.

Former NFL star of the New England Patriots Aaron Hernandez will be put on trial for a double homicide in May of next year. Hernandez is accused of gunning down two Cape Verdean nationals, Daniel Abreu and Safiro Furtado, in 2012. According to Yahoo Sports, Hernandez showed up in court wearing a suit and tie… Read more »

Michael Vick Says He Needs Another Week To Fully Recover

Michael Vicks at Philadelphia Eagles

On Tuesday, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick called his hamstring injury a “bad pull.” Last week, the starting quarterback said that he was only at “60, 65 percent.” While he didn’t rule out a Sunday game against the Dallas Cowboys, he did sound like a man resigned to riding the bench. “I feel it getting… Read more »

NFL Rule Change Could Eliminate Kickoffs

NFL Rule Change for Kickoffs

A proposed NFL rule change could eliminate the kickoff from games. The idea of eliminating the kickoff arrived via NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. In a Time Magazine piece with Sean Gregory, the NFL commissioner reveals: [...] after a touchdown or field goal, instead of kicking off, a team would get the ball on its own… Read more »

Bears Sign Veteran QB Josh McCown As Result Of Cutler Concussion

Josh McCown signed by Chicago Bears

Replace Caleb Hanie with Jason Campbell and Bears fans would be forgiven for thinking it was 2011 all over again. Last season in November when quarterback Jay Cutler went down with an injured thumb, Caleb Hanie was supposed to be his replacement. As insurance, the team picked up veteran QB Josh McCown to back him… Read more »

Robert Griffin III Will Play Next Sunday Against Minnesota Vikings

Robert Griffin III

Washington Redskins rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III (RG3) will likely play next weekend against the Minnesota Vikings. Redskins coach Mike Shanahan sounded optimistic on Monday as he told reporters that his No. 2 NFL draft pick is recovering nicely from his concussion and is expected to play when the Redskins take on the Minnesota Vikings… Read more »

Green Bay Mayor Demands End To NFL Replacement Officials

Green Bay Mayor James Schmitt

Green Bay Mayor James Schmitt has demanded that NFL officials end the current referee lockout and dispose of incompetent replacement referees. The Mayor made his demand after the Green Bay Packers lost their Sunday game following a botched call. Schmitt is taking his fight right to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, writing a letter to the… Read more »

Reggie Bush: No Structural Knee Damage, Could Play Sunday

Miami Dolphins Reggie Bush No Structural Knee Damage

Miami Dolphin’s fans can breath a sign of relief after an MRI on Monday morning revealed no structural damage to running back Reggie Bush’s left knee. A source close to the team claims that Reggie Bush could be ready to play by the time Miami takes on Arizona this coming Sunday. On Monday morning Reggie… Read more »

Chicago Bears Defense Dominates St. Louis Rams On Way To 23-6 Victory

Bears Win over St Louis

The Chicago Bears toppled the St. Louis Rams on Sunday thanks largely in part to the team’s superior defense, which held St. Louis to just 6 points. Major Wright returned an interception for 45 yards and the touchdown as Chicago defeated St. Louis 23-6 on Sunday afternoon. Wright made his big interception just after the… Read more »

NFL Owners And Referees Still No Closer To End Of Lockout Deal

NFL Officials Lockout

Despite two high level meetings this week the NFL and its referees are no closer to a new deal that mostly revolves around financial disputes. NFL officials and the referees union claim that “significant” and “serious” financial gaps still exist which has stalled talks with no further discussions scheduled at this time. With talks going… Read more »

Shannon Eastin Makes NFL History, Referees Regular Season Game

Shannon Eastin NFL Referee

Shannon Eastin made NFL history on Sunday when she stepped out onto the field as the line judge in the St. Louis Rams-Detroit Lions season opener. Eastin became the first female referee to play in a regular-season game. Eastin is a replacement referee who has stepped in to help the NFL continue its season after… Read more »

NFL Asks Judge To Throw Out Concussion Lawsuits

Football and Concussion Lawsuits

The NFL’s front office on Thursday asked that a federal judge shoot down over one hundred concussion lawsuits brought forth by former players. Those players claim that their time in the NFL left them with permanent brain injuries. NFL owners are calling the issue a “labor dispute” that should be argued under their collective bargaining… Read more »

Ryan Tannehill Flunks Basic NFL Knowledge Questions

Ryan Tannehill Earns F For NFL Knowledge

Ryan Tannehill, the starting quarterback for the Miami Dolphins might have a promising career ahead of him, but he may want to brush up on his very basic knowledge skills when it comes to how the NFL operates. On Tuesday’s episode of HBO’sHard Knocks, Ryan admitted that he had no idea which NFL teams were… Read more »