Posts Tagged ‘Will Smith’

Jace Amaro has look of late first-rounder at Texas Tech’s pro day

Representatives from 20 NFL teams — including New York Jets general manager John Idzik, two members of the Green Bay Packers, and tight end coaches from the New Orleans Saints and New York Giants — were present for Texas Tech’s pro day on Friday. A total of 13 Red Raiders players worked out outdoors on AstroTurf, which was kind of matted down and was not a good surface. But the prospects had to work outdoors because Texas Tech’s indoor facility is being renovated. Jace Amaro, TE (6-foot-5 1/2, 266 pounds) — Amaro ran the 40-yard dash in 4.69 seconds against the wind and 4.68 with the wind. He had a 33 1/2-inch vertical jump and posted 24 reps of 225 […]

Very important common thread among champs

Only a few weeks into the preseason, oddsmakers are pondering the question: Who will win the Super Bowl? Fans of every team are certainly hopeful, yet hesitant to be sure, the Lombardi Trophy will be theirs in February. But how can you be sure? What makes your team comparable to Super Bowl champs in recent years?

March Madness: Most NFLers by tourney schools

The brackets are in.The first games are in the books.And optimism still abounds (coupled with some extra bravado from some St. Pat’s Day Guinness) as the NCAA Basketball Tournament officially gets underway.

Roddy White causes stir with Twitter bash of Saints

It turns out Falcons WR Roddy White is pretty fired up about Monday night’s game against the Saints, and there are a trail of Twitter posts to prove it.

Berrian’s Turkey Giveaway catches on

Turmoil surrounding the Vikings’ coaching situation aside, Thanksgiving week is big for Minnesota WR Bernard Berrian. Not just because of the great feast, but because Thanksgiving gives Berrian a perfect opportunity to give back during his third annual Turkey Giveaway this week in South Minneapolis.

Judge holds decision on StarCaps suspensions

A Minnesota judge issued a 44-page ruling Thursday on the case involving the suspensions of Vikings DTs Pat and Kevin Williams but ultimately didn’t decide whether or not their suspensions can be upheld.

Porter comes up with game’s biggest play

The improbable just happened: Peyton Manning threw an interception at the worst possible time in Super Bowl XLIV, ending what was looking like a game-tying drive for the Colts late in the fourth quarter.

Saints look healthy heading into Super Bowl

The Colts and Saints issued their final injury reports Friday before Super Bowl XLIV. For New Orleans, DE Will Smith (groin), LB Jonathan Vilma (knee) and S Pierson Prioleau (quad) participated fully in practice after being limited earlier in the week. They are all listed as probable.

Saints march in first

The Saints and coach Sean Payton will be the first news conference of Super Bowl Week on Monday.

Jenkins, Sharper, Vilma back at practice for Saints

The Saints received good news on the injury front Friday, when CB Malcolm Jenkins (hamstring), FS Darren Sharper (knee) and LB Jonathan Vilma (knee) all returned to practice, albeit in limited fashion.

Ankle injury sidelines Colts’ Freeney in practice

The Colts and Saints submitted their first practice reports Wednesday with some important players missing from action as both teams begin preparations for Super Bowl XLIV.

Midseason awards — not stating the obvious

There are so many things that can be debated at the midseason point. Even though there’s still a lot of football left to be played, I’m about to give props to some deserving guys who might not be getting the recognition they deserve.

League could still enforce suspensions of Smith, Grant

The NFL announced Tuesday it will defer any suspension Saints DE’s Will Smith and Charles Grant for testing positive for a banned diuretic, despite a court ruling last week that cleared the path for the league to follow through with the discipline.

Saints await announcement about Smith, Grant

The NFL has yet to make an announcement regarding the ability of Saints ends Will Smith and Charles Grant to play next week, but for now the team is proceeding as if they can.

Ruling on Vikes’ Williamses may affect Saints players

The 8th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals made a ruling today that could allow Vikings players Pat and Kevin Williams to play while continuing their legal battle in state court against NFL-issued suspensions. The NFL has yet to publicly determine its course of action as it relates to the ruling.

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