Posts Tagged ‘Mike Vrabel’

First and 10: Team checklist for end of lockout

Could this be the week? All signs point to a labor agreement being announced at some point in the next few days – fingers crossed. And when it happens, be sure to come to and tune into NFL Network for round-the-clock coverage of everything you need to know to get ready for the start of training camp and the preseason.

Four Downs: Chaney adds special element to Eagles

Here’s a few thoughts to share after taking in all the film of Week 15. Since we can’t get enough of the Eagles, let’s start with their newest difference-maker on defense.

Chiefs’ Haley continues baffling use of Charles

Watching an upcoming preview of “Undercover Boss,” how does the average Subway employee not think they are being set up when a camera crew is following around a 40-year-old sandwich artist? Like really, how do you not see this coming?

Noteworthy nuggets from Week 6

A look at Week 6 through some of the most notable numbers of the week, with an assist from George Li of the NFL Network research desk.

Roundup: Wilfork aims to weed out bad seeds

Patriots DT Vince Wilfork is ready to take on the leadership torch passed to him from Tedy Bruschi, Mike Vrabel, Rodney Harrison. Wilfork met with reporters on Wednesday and talked about what he expected from his Patriots teammates this season.

Roundup: Bengals to use Matt Jones as a tight end?

According to the Dayton Daily News, the Bengals will use newly-acquired Matt Jones as a tight end.

Chiefs thin at RB; Broncos’ Dawkins active

Chiefs RB Dantrell Savage (ankle) is inactive for Sunday’s game against the Broncos, but the team will have LB Mike Vrabel (knee). Broncos safety Brian Dawkins is active.

Week 10 injuries: Eagles’ Westbrook sits out practice

Teams have released their Week 10 practice participation reports through Wednesday. Here’s a look at some notable developments.

The 3-4 defense isn’t as easy as it looks

The bar has been set with the recent success of the Cowboys, Patriots, Ravens, Chargers and Steelers’ 3-4 defenses, and now it has become vogue to run the scheme. As many as 15 teams are either making the switch or infusing elements of the 3-4 defense, but can they be successful? Here are five key ingredients that will make or break the transition.

Vrabel: ‘I will help the Chiefs’

Linebacker Mike Vrabel made his first public comments on Friday since his trade to the Chiefs last week.

Patriots’ trade with Chiefs is a money-saver

For the past 24 hours, it has been pointed out that trading QB Matt Cassel to the Kansas City Chiefs freed up $14.65 million against the New England Patriots’ salary cap.

But LB Mike Vrabel was also included in the deal, and trading him freed up another $3.35 million against the cap.

So with one trade, the Patriots saved a whopping $18 million that they can now use on other players

Vrabel confirms trade to Kansas City

The Boston Globe reports that Patriots LB Mike Vrabel has confirmed an earlier report by NFL Network’s Adam Schefter that the three-time Pro Bowler has been traded to the Kansas City Chiefs.

Chiefs, Patriots nearing trade for Vrabel

New England’s Pro Bowl linebacker Mike Vrabel is in Kansas City undergoing a physical so that he can then be traded to the Chiefs. General Manager Scott Pioli is reaching out to bring in a player familiar with his system, and New England is a willing trade partner.

Vrabel relishes playing in snow

The Patriots are 9-0 all-time in snow games at Gillette Stadium. Mike Vrabel is clearly fired up to play in the snow. He was the first player on the field today, running back and forth in the snow to check the footing on the field. He was responsible for getting the Cardinals off the field on their first possession, tackling Tim Hightower for a loss.

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