Archive for July, 2010

White eyes NFL return, shares thoughts on Bush

Free-agent RB LenDale White has shown flashes of brilliance during his four-year NFL career, but questions about his work ethic and consumption of alcohol and marijuana have left him without a team and suspended for the first four games of the 2010 season.

Adrian Peterson: Favre’s coming back

Vikings RB Adrian Peterson returned to Norman, Okla., last Friday to coach Oklahoma City high school students (sound familiar?) and got the Brett Favre question, along with a few about himself,

Welker’s draft value could be on the rise

Based on a recent report from 98.5 the Sports Hub, the fantasy value of Wes Welker could soon be on the rise.

Steelers’ QB battle heats up off the field, too

Is Dennis Dixon unhappy with his slot in the Steelers’ quarterback pecking order? His agent sure seems to be, according to a published report.

Who is the best player in the NFL? It’s not a QB

Picking the top five players in the NFL is a near impossible challenge. But our Brian Baldinger was up to the challenge. And true to form, no quarterback was going to take the top spot. See who Baldinger picked as his top player, and check a surprise entrant as No. 5.

Will Bryant’s signing open the floodgate of others?

WR Dez Bryant has agreed to terms with the Cowboys, but NFL insider Jason La Canfora does not anticipate this starting a domino effect of other signings. Bryant has an unusual circumstance which led to his agreement. Most notably, the Cowboys participation in the Hall of Fame game.

More money, more problems for college players

Alabama coach Nick Saban called agents “pimps” this week during the SEC media day. Our Jamie Dukes said that root of the problem was money. Colleges and universities are making a mint of college players who are helpless to earn more money.

Merriman not sure when he’ll report to training camp

Shawne Merriman has yet to sign his restricted free agent tender with the Chargers, and hasn’t decided when he’ll show up to training camp, either.

Eagles offensive coordinator: Vick is back

Is Michael Vick back? Eagles offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg certainly thinks so.

Reed has problems with Ravens, Harbaugh not worried

Ed Reed has made a few things clear this week, including that he’s looking for more support from the Ravens as he rehabs from offseason hip surgery. The talk doesn’t have Ravens coach John Harbaugh concerned.

Warner content with retirement, weighing TV deals

We have not seen the last of Kurt Warner!

Favre takes exception to ‘drama queen’ context

Responding a recent article in which he was referred to as a “drama queen” by his agent, Brett Favre said Wednesday the words were said in a joking context, and the lesson to be learned is “you can’t trust anybody.”

Rogers helps police catch suspected DUI driver

Browns Shaun Rogers became a hero of a different sort last Thursday when he helped police nab a driver suspected of driving under the influence.

Jones-Drew first pick? Himself, of course

When Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew took a knee at the Jets 1-yard line in Week 10 with 1:48 to go instead of walking in for the touchdown, he not only helped his team win the game by running the clock down until Josh Scobee‘s field goal, but also gained his own fantasy football radio show as a result of the heartfelt apology he gave to all the fantasy owners who had him on their rosters.

What will the tribe say about Jimmy Johnson?

Former Cowboys coach Jimmy Johnson has never been afraid to swim with the sharks. He worked for Jerry Jones for crying out loud.

Johnson is now going to be swimming with a different set of sharks as he reportedly will be taking part in the upcoming season of Survivor

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