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Bills Sign Former Seahawk, Raider QB Flynn

By Jim McCoy Mon 14th October SportsBuffalo BillsMatt FlynnNFL
The Buffalo Bills have signed free-agent quarterback Matt Flynn in their latest bid to shore up an injury-depleted position. Flynn arrived in Buffalo a day earlier and spent the Monday morning working out in the team's fieldhouse in front of general manager Doug Whaley, coach Doug Marrone and offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett. Though Flynn's workout had been scheduled beforRead More »

Do Native Americans Think The Redskins Name Is Racist?

By Jim McCoy Tue 8th October SportsNFLteam nicknamesWashington Redskins
The name of the Washington Redskins football team has inspired protests, lawsuits, letters from Congress, even nudge from the president. Yet behind the headlines, it's unclear how many Native Americans think "Redskins" is a racial slur. Some say this uncertainty shouldn't matter because the word has an undeniably racist history.Read More »

Former Colts, 49ers Receiver Signs With Patriots

By Jim McCoy Fri 4th October SportsAustin CollieNew England PatriotsNFL
Austin Collie is excited about his opportunity with the New England Patriots. The wide receiver, signed on Thursday to help bolster a youthful receiving corps, is also in awe of the culture he now is a part of. "There's not many places where you go in and you can just tell winning is expected here," Collie said.Read More »

Former Ducks LB A Rookie Sensation With Bills

By Jim McCoy Wed 2nd October SportsBuffalo BillsKiko AlonsoNFLOregon Ducks
Quiet and introverted, Buffalo Bills rookie linebacker Kiko Alonso pays little attention to the hype he's starting to generate. National TV interviews and a trend on Twitter, titled the "LegendOfKikoAlonso," mean very little to the second-round draft pick out of Oregon. Where many see potential, Alonso sees room for improvement, while looking ahead to Buffalo (2-2) playing at ClRead More »

Former Cardinals QB Signs With 49ers

By Jim McCoy Wed 2nd October SportsJohn SkeltonNFLSan Francisco 49ers
The San Francisco 49ers have signed quarterback John Skelton to a one-year contract, giving them a strong-armed third-stringer under center. Skelton signed a day after the reigning NFC champions waived rookie B.J. Daniels, who still could be an option to join the practice squad if he clears waivers. Skelton was cut by the Bengals on Aug. 31 when they set their 53-man roster.Read More »

Girlfriend of Aaron Hernandez Faces Perjury Charge

By Jim McCoy Fri 27th September SportsAaron Hernandezmurder investigationNFL
The girlfriend of former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez has been indicted on a perjury charge in connection with the killing of his friend. A Massachusetts prosecutor said Friday that a grand jury indicted Shayanna Jenkins on a single count in relation to the investigation into the June 17 killing of the friend, Odin Lloyd.Read More »

NFL's QB Carousel: Flynn, Hoyer, Glennon In, Pryor, Freeman, Weeden Out

By Jim McCoy Wed 25th September SportsNFLQuarterbacks
Check it out, fantasy football fans, the NFL landscape will feature less familiar faces at QB. Oakland Raiders starter Terrelle Pryor is not practicing with the team two days after suffering a concussion in Monday night's game against Denver. If he misses the game (and there's a good chance he will), Matt Flynn, who was picked up from Seattle will start Sunday.Read More »

Steelers Misfiring During 0-3 Start

By Jim McCoy Mon 23rd September SportsNFLPittsburgh Steelers
The struggling Pittsburgh Steelers insist they are winless but not hopeless after a 40-23 loss to Chicago on Sunday night dropped them to 0-3 for the first time in more than a decade. The Steelers turned it over five times against the unbeaten Bears (3-0). Chicago turned four of the miscues into points, including a pair of defensive touchdowns.Read More »

49ers- Packers Rematch

By Jim McCoy Wed 4th September SportsGreen Bay PackersNFLSan Francisco 49ers
Colin Kaepernick ran the read option to near perfection on the big stage against Green Bay back in January. He ran right past the Packers, and through them, too. Kaepernick's breakout game in a breakthrough season came in his first career playoff start only two months after winning San Francisco's starting job, carrying the 49ers to a 45-31 divisional-round victory in which he rRead More »

Settlement In NFL Concussion Case

By Jim McCoy Thu 29th August SportsconcussionsNFLretired football players
A federal judge says the NFL and more than 4,500 former players want to settle concussion-related lawsuits for $765 million. The global settlement would fund medical exams, concussion-related compensation and medical research.Read More »

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