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 »

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 »


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