Archive for June, 2009

Seahawks’ Schmitt apologizes after reported DUI arrest

Five days after reportedly being arrested on suspicion of drunken driving, Seahawks FB Owen Schmitt issued a statement through the team, apologizing for what he called “poor judgment.”

A brief football credo

A few rants and raves about putting together a winning enterprise in this league we love so much.

Roundup: Agent says Peppers open to long-term deal

Panthers DE Julius Peppers has been unhappy for most of the offseason and demanded a trade. But after months of rumors and no movement, Peppers signed his one-year franchise tender on Wednesday worth $16.7 million. Now, he’s apparently open to signing a long-term extension with the team.

Ravens agree to terms with third-round pick Webb

The Baltimore Ravens have agreed to terms with third-round pick Lardarius Webb, with the rookie cornerback scheduled to sign his contract shortly, according to a league source.

Veteran LB Brooks to Saints not a Big Easy

The rumor mill has churned all offseason in regards to possible destinations for veteran free-agent LB Derrick Brooks. One team consistently mentioned is the Saints, but The Times-Picayune reports the chances of Brooks landing in New Orleans are “remote.”

Lions’ owner: Millen, Marinelli probably weren’t ready

Lions owner William Clay Ford spoke publicly for the first time since firing general manager Matt Millen and head coach Rod Marinelli after a winless 2008 season, telling Mlive.com that the two probably weren’t ready for the job.

Redskins RB Betts’ role expected to increase in 2009

The Washington Post reports that RB Ladell Betts could see more carries for the Redskins this season.

Titans RB Johnson wants solo act

Titans RB Chris Johnson told reporters yesterday that “Smash and Dash” is no more. “Smash and Dash” was the nickname shared by him and teammate LenDale White.

Roundup: WR Hester defends new Bears QB Cutler

Bears WR Devin Hester told the Chicago Tribune that he was tired of hearing all of the negative comments about his new QB Jay Cutler.

Jennings, Packers agree on new deal

Packers star WR Greg Jennings has agreed to terms on his new deal with the Packers.

Hello, and welcome

Thanks for stopping by my new blog, NFL Nation. This has been a week of new beginnings for me, and I’m pumped to start my blog here at NFL.com. Hope you become a regular.

A pass to Cutler

It seems that fans in Chicago are concerned about Jay Cutler‘s nightlife. But as long as he is willing to put in the necessary work during the day, he’s still a step ahead of some other young quarterbacks out there.

L.T.’s 30th birthday worth noting for fantasy owners

Happy 30th birthday, LaDainian Tomlinson! I’m sending the veteran runner best wishes, but also warning fantasy owners not to expect him to re-establish himself as an elite runner in 2009.

Jennings, Packers still working out extension issues

Though Packers WR Greg Jennings said the resolution to a contract extension was “close,” the sides aren’t near finalizing a deal, according to a team source. Even Jennings admitted that several areas still have to be bridged and a deal might not be finalized before training camp.

Roundup: QB Cutler talks up Marshall

Bears QB Jay Cutler talked highly of WR Brandon Marshall in a recent interview with the Newport News (Va.) Daily News.

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