Archive for August, 2011

No word yet on discipline for Talib, Britt

  Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Aqib Talib and Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt met with Commissioner Roger Goodell on Tuesday, and both left without being given any final word of their suspension status, according to a league source. Both players, who were involved in off-field issues during the lockout, were getting their first chance to give information and answer questions from NFL Security and league officials. Both have had problems in the past, and thus as “repeat offenders” to some degree could face league discipline. But Britt’s charges were lessened or dropped and Talib is not even scheduled to go to trial until after the season and he turned the opportunity to plea to much lesser misdemeanor charges in […]

Ravens expect to finalize deal for McKinnie

The Baltimore Ravens expect to finalize a contract with free agent offensive tackle Bryant McKinnie on Tuesday, according to a league source.

Countdown to Kickoff: Another big year for Ware?

There are 15 days until the 2011 NFL season kicks off. Fifteen is a noteworthy number when it comes to sacking the quarterback: Only a dozen players in NFL history have ever recorded two seasons of at least 15 sacks. Only one of those players is active: Cowboys OLB DeMarcus Ware.

Williams leaving the door open for Knox?

Roy Williams has struggled in the preseason and may have to look out for Johnny Knox to start breathing down his neck.

Giants auditioning cornerbacks

After losing CB Terrell Thomas for the season and CB Brian Witherspoon to a knee injury Monday night, the Giants are auditioning several corners Wednesday and intend to sign one, according to a league source.

Three and out: It’s Beanie’s time to shine

Beanie Wells won’t ever be in a better position to post big numbers — and thrive for fantasy owners — than he will heading into the 2011 season.

First and 10: Big win, big loss

The New York Giants should have been all smiles after throttling the Chicago Bears, 41-13, on Monday night, but the mood around Big Blue was glum after the team lost cornerback Terrell Thomas for the season with a torn ACL.

Reports: Giants lose CB Thomas to torn ACL

When New York Giants CB Terrell Thomas walked off the field under his own power near the end of the first half in Monday night’s preseason game against the Bears with a right knee injury, it didn’t appear to be too serious.

Browns, Thomas agree to $84M deal

The Cleveland Browns agreed to terms Monday with LT Joe Thomas on seven-year deal worth around $84 million, including more than $40 million guaranteed, according to a league source.

Talib, Britt scheduled to meet with Goodell

Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Aqib Talib and Tennessee Titans WR Aqib Talib will meet with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to discuss their ongoing legal issues.

Countdown to Kickoff: Foster’s fast start

There are 16 days until the 2011 season kicks off … and 16 also is the number of rushing touchdowns scored last season by Houston Texans RB Arian Foster, which led the league.

Hayden drawing interest from Vikings, Chiefs

Veteran CB Kelvin Hayden is making a free-agent visit to the Minnesota Vikings Monday after meeting with the Kansas City Chiefs last week, according to league sources.

Cooley expects to be ready for Week 1

Chris Cooley hasn’t practiced since Aug. 4 because of swelling in his right knee, but the Redskins tight end told CSN Washington that he has every expectation that he’ll be ready to go for the season opener against the Giants.

Three and out: Owners worried about Manning

Peyton Manning’s absence from preseason games has some fantasy owners concerned, but there’s no reason not to target him if he falls on draft day.

First and 10: Pryor engagement

Monday’s NFL supplemental draft is one of the most interesting “mini” drafts of recent memory, and NFL.com will have full coverage, including NFL Network reporter Albert Breer live from Terrelle Pryor‘s draft party.

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