Archive for August, 2009

Martz: Vick needs to be settled at QB first

Former NFL head coach and offensive guru Mike Martz is joining NFL Network’s Total Access as an analyst this week, and Tuesday, he took some time for a live chat on NFL.com.

Little-known players could be in demand as cuts near

Some lesser-known young players will be sought after as teams face the reality of having to make some tough cuts next month.

Longtime starters among free agents to watch

The hunt is on for upgrades via free agency and preseason trades, and veterans Kevin Carter, Mark Tauscher and Levi Jones are three players drawing significant interest.

Tomlin: Roethlisberger will play Saturday

Ben Roethlisberger returned to practice today, but he was limited, NFL Network’s Scott Hanson reports, and Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said his quarterback will play in Saturday night’s preseason game against the Bills.

Roundup: Roethlisberger taking part in drills

Get the latest notes from Around the Web, including the status of Ben Roethlisberger, whether Reggie Bush expects to play this week, who will be the starting QB for the Lions, and more.

Live fantasy football chat marathon on Wednesday

If you have a fantasy football question, be sure to check out NFL.com’s 4-hour chat marathon on Wednesday, Aug. 26. Starting at noon EST, I’ll be taking your most pressing fantasy questions. NFL Network reporter Jason La Canfora will take over at 1 p.m. EST, followed by NFL.com analyst Bucky Brooks at 2 p.m. EST and NFL.com analyst Gil Brandt at 3 p.m. EST. Join along!

Rough first half for Jets’ QBs

Mark Sanchez looked every bit like a rookie against one of the better defenses in the NFL.

Manning: Colts working hard for Caldwell

Indianapolis Colts QB Peyton Manning joined host Fran Charles on Monday for an interview on Total Access, chatting about coach Jim Caldwell, changes on the offensive line, rookie RB Donald Brown and more.

League wins a court battle

Ruling Monday forbids Delaware from holding a lottery allowing people to wager on individual NFL games.

Singletary chooses Hill as 49ers’ starting QB

49ers coach Mike Singletary named Shaun Hill as the starting quarterback on Monday for the season-opener against the Arizona Cardinals after a lengthy competition against former first-round pick Alex Smith.

Seahawks RB Forsett still a sleeper despite James

The murky Seahawks running back situation had more red flags than your average bullfight for fantasy players. That situation did not become any clearer after the team signed veteran running back Edgerrin James. A move akin to Nickelback signing Scott Stapp to be a backup singer. In other words, it’s a total nightmare.

Morris lays out plan for next look at Leftwich, McCown

Bucs coach Raheem Morris said Monday that both Byron Leftwich and Luke McCown will get equal time in Thursday’s third preseason game as the team’s QB competition gets one final look.

Seahawks add James, part ways with Duckett

The Seattle Seahawks agreed to terms with veteran running back Edgerrin James on a one-year deal worth $2 million, a league source confirmed to NFL Network’s Michael Lombardi on Monday.

‘The NFL Head Coaches’ set for debut

This fall, NFL Network gives fans more inside access into the game with the debut of The NFL Head Coaches on Monday, Sept. 14 at 6:30 p.m. ET. Hosted by Charles Davis, the weekly half-hour show features a trio of former head coaches — Steve Mariucci, Mike Martz and Jim Mora — who have been on the sidelines and experienced the ups and downs associated with being at the helm of a team in the National Football League.

Comcast, DISH Network offering ‘NFL RedZone’

Comcast Cable systems and DISH Network have agreed to carry NFL Network‘s new NFL RedZone channel this season, it was announced Monday. Starting Sunday, Sept. 13, NFL RedZone will be available through two of the nation’s largest distributors, Comcast and DISH Network.

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