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NFL Commissioner Sees Redskins' Nickname In Positive Light

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says the Washington Redskins nickname is "unifying force that stands for strength, courage, pride and respect." Goodell was responding to a letter from 10 members of Congress who want the name changed because it is offensive to many Native Americans. Goodell cited the nickname's origins and polls that support its popularity.Read More »

Tebow Signs With Patriots, Former Coach Wishes Him Well

Tim Tebow finally has a new team. The New England Patriots announced the signing of the popular, but oft-maligned, unorthodox quarterback on Tuesday, six weeks after he was cut by the New York Jets and just in time for the start of the three-day minicamp that runs through Thursday. "Anything we do, we feel is in the best interests of the team," coach Bill Belichick said at a Read More »

NFL Is Moving 2014 Draft To Later Date

By Jim McCoy Tue 28th May SportsdraftNFL
The NFL draft is moving to May next year. The league officially announced Tuesday that the 2014 edition will be held May 8-10 at Radio City Music Hall because of a scheduling conflict in April at the venue.Read More »

Former Saint, Chargers Star Muncie Dies

The New Orleans Saints say Chuck Muncie, a Pro Bowl running back with both the Saints and San Diego Chargers, has died at age 60. Muncie was the Saints first-round pick, third overall, out of California in 1976. He played four-and-a-half seasons in New Orleans before being traded in 1980 to San Diego, where he finished his nine-year NFL career.Read More »

Retired NFL Players May Test Brain Drug

By Jim McCoy Fri 26th April Sportsbrain injuriesNeuralstem Inc.NFL
A potential treatment for traumatic brain injuries may be tested in retired professional football players, who are the focus of concern over blows to the head. Neuralstem, Inc., of Rockville, Md., said Wednesday it is working with the National Football League Alumni Association to study the feasibility of such a test, which would need government approval.Read More »

Service Held For Innovative Football Coach

By Jim McCoy Mon 8th April Sportscollege footballJack PardeeNFL
Jack Pardee, one of Bear Bryant's "Junction Boys" at Texas A&M who went on to become an All-Pro linebacker and an NFL coach, is being remembered as an innovator, teacher, and loving father and husband. Pardee died of cancer last Monday at 76. On Monday, he was memorialized at a service in Houston attended by hundreds of people, including former teammates, players and fellow coaches.Read More »

Carson Palmer To Become an Arizona Cardinal

By Jim McCoy Tue 2nd April SportsArizona CardinalsCarson PalmerNFL
The Arizona Cardinals have acquired quarterback Carson Palmer from the Oakland Raiders. The Cardinals gave up a conditional 2014 draft pick and swapped one of their sixth-round picks this year for Oakland's seventh-round selection. Palmer, who agreed to rework his contract with the Cardinals, is expected to move into the starting quarterback role for new Arizona coach Bruce ArianRead More »

Raiders Acquire Seahawks' QB Matt Flynn

The Oakland Raiders are changing directions at quarterback once again. The Raiders acquired Seattle backup Matt Flynn on Monday for draft picks, signaling an end to Carson Palmer's brief tenure as starter in Oakland. Fox Sports reported Palmer was expected to be dealt to Arizona.Read More »

NFL Defensive Player of the Year a Man in Demand

By Jim McCoy Thu 28th March SportsJ.J. WattNFL
NFL Defensive Player of the Year J.J. Watt knows he needs to get in his offseason training even as he takes advantage of the opportunities that come with his success. The Houston Texans end figures he's been on a plane 20-25 times already this offseason, compared with eight or nine flights at this point last year. He said Thursday: "All the cool stuff I'm doing is great.Read More »

NFL Makes Announcements Regarding Pro Bowl

By Jim McCoy Wed 20th March SportsNFLPro Bowl
ayed the week before the Super Bowl. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says Wednesday at the owners meetings that the all-star game he once considered scrapping has been scheduled for Aloha Stadium on Jan. 26.Read More »

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