NFL Rule Changes Announced

By Jim McCoy Tue 19th March SportsNFLrules
- NFL owners have passed two rule changes to enhance player safety and are expected to vote later Tuesday whether to ban offensive players from using the crown of their helmets against defenders. The owners outlawed peel-back blocks anywhere on the field; previously, they were illegal only inside the tackle box.Read More »

NFL Pays $42 Million Settlement To Retired Players

By Jim McCoy Mon 18th March SportsNFLretired players
The NFL has agreed to pay $42 million as part of a settlement with a group of retired players who challenged the league over using their names and images without their permission. Terms of the settlement were announced on Monday. The league will use the money to fund a trust over the next eight years that will benefit retired players.Read More »

Super Bowl Champion LB Ray Lewis Begins New Career

By Jim McCoy Wed 13th March SportsESPNNFLRay Lewis
Ray Lewis will keep on talking now that his playing career is over. ESPN officially announced Wednesday that the two-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year will be joining the network as a studio analyst.Read More »

Former Gator, Viking Headed For Seahawks

Percy Harvin is on his way to Seattle to join the Seahawks. A person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press that the Minnesota Vikings have agreed to trade the unhappy receiver to Seattle for a package that includes the Seahawks' first-round draft pick in April.Read More »

Former OSU QB Staying Put

Quarterback Matt Moore has signed a two-year contract to remain with the Miami Dolphins as a backup rather than testing free agency next week and pursuing a possible starting job. Moore was beaten out for Miami's No. 1 job last summer by rookie Ryan Tannehill and played in only two games off the bench.Read More »

Report: Niners QB Smith Headed To Kansas City

By Jim McCoy Wed 27th February SportsAlex SmithKansas City ChiefsNFL
A person with knowledge of the trade tells The Associated Press that the Kansas City Chiefs have agreed to acquire quarterback Alex Smith from San Francisco. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the trade does not become official until March 12, when the NFL's new business year begins. It's the first big player move by Kansas City since Andy Reid took over as coach Read More »

Answers From NFL Draft Prospect Will Have Impact

By Jim McCoy Wed 20th February SportsNFLNFL draft combine
For some players, the most important part of this week's NFL combine won't come on the field. It will be the medical exams and the team interviews, and you can bet most of the 300-plus draft hopefuls in Indianapolis this week are ready to answer any question that is asked. Most have already undergone some version of formal interview training, forcing teams to determine who's beinRead More »

NFL "Ready For Super Bowl" In New Jersey, Regardless of Weather

By Jim McCoy Wed 13th February Sports2014 Super BowlNFL
The NFL says it's ready to get the 2014 Super Bowl played at Met Life Stadium in New Jersey no matter what the weather conditions are early next February. The NFL has contingency plans for all games, but with a winter storm hitting the Northeast just after this year's Super Bowl in New Orleans, there are concerns about the championship game being played for the first time outdoors at a coRead More »

Device Setting Blamed For Super Bowl Power Outage

By Jim McCoy Fri 8th February SportsNFLSuper Bowl power outage
The manufacturer of a protective device blamed in the power outage that interrupted the Super Bowl said a low "trip setting" on the equipment caused the partial blackout in the Superdome. Friday's statement from S&C Electric Co. of Chicago said the outage would have been avoided if the operator of the relay device had set the trip threshold higher.Read More »

Former Oregon TE Joins Kelly's Staff With Eagles

- The Philadelphia Eagles completed new coach Chip Kelly's staff on Friday, adding Dave Fipp as special teams coordinator. Fipp, 38, was the assistant special teams coach for Miami from 2011-12. He joined the Dolphins after a three-year stint with the San Francisco 49ers from 2008-10.Read More »


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