Archive for January, 2011

Cooley ready to wrestle for

Redskins tight end Chris Cooley is our player correspondent for the rest of this week. If you didn’t know, he’s a former high school state wrestling champion, and here he is challenging Falcons receiver Roddy White to a match. He accepted, so can we make this happen? We’ll do what we can to book it. Be sure to check back for Cooley’s full report from his first day on the job.

Two tight ends to watch at Senior Bowl

A pair of tight ends have stepped out from the pack and flashed some intriguing skills this week during Senior Bowl practices.

No beef between Peppers, Dockett

Any potential drama there might have been between Bears DE Julius Peppers and Cardinals DE Darnell Dockett over Dockett’s critical tweet of Bears QB Jay Cutler, was not evident. Instead, it looks like the Aloha Spirit is alive and well between the two of them. Here they are walking and talking together at Thursday’s practice.

Watkins took unusual journey to Senior Bowl

So how does a Canadian who grew up dreaming about a career in the National Hockey League and worked as a fireman for five years prior to entering college wind up in Senior Bowl?

Stay tuned for Tuck has mic’d up Giants DE Justin Tuck for Thursday’s NFC practice, so be sure to check back for an all-access pass to his day on the field.

Vick on opportunity: ‘I’m very thankful’

Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick shares his thoughts on playing through injuries this season, his relationship with coach Andy Reid and what it means to him to be playing in the Pro Bowl.

Trio of North OTs have first-round talent

The first-round offensive tackles that I’ve been talking about all week long really impressed me.

Mayock offers more high praise for WR Young

The superlatives just keep on rolling in for WR Titus Young. Add NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock to the group of onlookers impressed by Young’s ability.

Burney stands out during the North practice

North Carolina cornerback Kendric Burney had a sensational session at the North’s morning practice Thursday.

SB ticket sales: State-by-state breakdown

While those who hail from Steeler or Packer territory will be relatively evenly split inside Cowboys Stadium with around 7% each, the most fans in attendance will be local living Lone Star staters who have purchased more than a quarter of the seats, according to NFL Ticket Exchange sources.

South fans flock to the Senior Bowl

Not everyone is at the Senior Bowl to see if a player is quick-twitch, a heavy-legged waist bender or displays good wiggle.

Photo: Between the lines

Wish you were in Hawaii? Our photographers were on hand to capture all of the action.

Day 3 Senior Bowl standouts

Who were the standouts on day three of practices at the Senior Bowl? NFL Network’s Charles Davis and Mike Mayock had some nominees.

Polamalu’s jersey a big hit with the ladies

Here’s one more item for Troy Polamalu to put on his mantle: He has the best-selling NFL jersey among women on

Surf’s up with Brandon Lloyd

Check out Brandon Lloyd’s surf lesson at the Pro Bowl in Hawaii.

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