Archive for the ‘Sports/Football/NFL’ Category

Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen dies at age 75

Friday, June 14th, 2019
Obit Pat Bowlen Football

Pat Bowlen, the Denver Broncos owner who transformed the team from also-rans into NFL champions and helped the league usher in billion-dollar television deals, has died. He was 75.

Former NFL star Kellen Winslow Jr. convicted of raping 58-year-old homeless woman

Monday, June 10th, 2019

Former NFL player Kellen Winslow Jr. — the son of a Hall of Famer who himself earned more than $40 million during his career — has been convicted of raping a 58-year-old homeless woman last year in his picturesque beach community of Encinitas, north of San Diego.

Legendary Packers QB Bart Starr dies at 85

Sunday, May 26th, 2019

Bart Starr was an ordinary quarterback until teaming with Vince Lombardi and serving as the catalyst for the powerhouse Green Bay Packers teams that ruled the 1960s and ushered in the NFL as America's most popular sport.

Super Bowl MVP Julian Edelman, Patriots agree to 2-year extension

Tuesday, May 21st, 2019

The Patriots finalized a two-year extension worth $21 million US to perhaps keep Super Bowl MVP Julian Edelman in New England for his entire career.

NFL applies for Duluth Eskimos trademark

Tuesday, April 30th, 2019
Roger Goodell

The National Football League may be bringing back a historic team name that will have a familiar — and occasionally controversial — ring to Canadian gridiron fans. Records from the U.S. Patent Office show that the NFL filed a trademark application last week for the Duluth Eskimos.

Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray taken 1st overall by Cardinals

Thursday, April 25th, 2019

Defying NFL custom and at least temporarily creating a quarterback quandary, the Arizona Cardinals led off the NFL draft Thursday night by selecting Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray, the Heisman Trophy winner.

Steelers sign QB Ben Roethlisberger through 2021

Wednesday, April 24th, 2019

The Steelers and the two-time Super Bowl winner agreed to terms on a contract extension Wednesday that will keep Roethlisberger in Pittsburgh through the 2021 season. His 5,129 yards passing led the NFL last season.

Hearing set over possible leak of Robert Kraft massage video

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019
Robert Kraft

Attorneys for two Florida massage parlour employees plan to ask a judge to hold police and prosecutors responsible for the possible unauthorized release of video that they say shows New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft paying for sex.

Nathan Shepherd’s long road to the NFL

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019
Nathan Shepherd

Jets defensive end talks about football, overcoming obstacles, and his love of snakes

Russell Wilson agrees to $140M US contract extension

Tuesday, April 16th, 2019
Russell Wilson

Russell Wilson is sticking around with the Seattle Seahawks. He posted a video on social media early Tuesday saying, "Seattle, we got a deal," shortly after agreeing to a $140 million US, four-year extension with the Seahawks