Archive for March, 2017

NFL owners approve Oakland Raiders' move to Las Vegas (Reuters)

Monday, March 27th, 2017
(Adds quote from Oakland Mayor Schaaf, background) SAN FRANCISCO, March 27 (Reuters) - National Football League team owners gave the green light on Monday to the Oakland Raiders to move to Las Vegas, paving the way for the building of a $1.9 billion stadium in the U.S. gambling capital. The plan by Raiders owner Mark Davis, who has been the driving force behind the relocation effort, won the support of 31 of the league's 32 owners, with only the Miami Dolphins' ownership dissenting. "My father used to say that the greatness of the Raiders was in its future," Davis said, referring to Al Davis, from whom he inherited the team in 2011.

Seattle continues to add depth signing pair of linebackers (The Associated Press)

Monday, March 27th, 2017
RENTON, Wash. (AP) -- The Seattle Seahawks continue to stockpile linebackers, bringing back Dewey McDonald and signing free agent Terence Garvin.

UPDATE 2-NFL owners approve Raiders' move to Las Vegas from Oakland (Reuters)

Monday, March 27th, 2017
(Corrects paragraph 14 to say the Raiders and A's share the Oakland Coliseum instead of playing in adjacent stadiums) SAN FRANCISCO, March 27 (Reuters) - National Football League team owners gave the green light to the Raiders to move to Las Vegas from Oakland, paving the way for the building of a new, $1.9 billion stadium in Sin City, the NFL said on Monday. The plan by Raiders owner Mark Davis, who has been the driving force behind the relocation effort, won the support of 31 of the league's 32 owners, with only the Miami Dolphins' ownership dissenting.

RB DuJuan Harris to re-sign with 49ers (The Associated Press)

Monday, March 27th, 2017
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) -- Running back DuJuan Harris is returning to the San Francisco 49ers.

Brady tees it up with Spieth at Augusta (AFP)

Monday, March 27th, 2017
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady offered another glimpse of his charmed life on Monday when he posted a picture of himself playing Augusta National with former Masters champion Jordan Spieth on Instagram. The post was later removed from Brady's account, but not before the picture of the five-time Super Bowl winning quarterback with Spieth, Augusta National member Jimmy Dunne and Kevin Plank, chief executive of Under Armour apparel manufacturer, was captured by a multitude of media outlets. "Trying to beat @jordanspieth in golf is like trying to arm wrestle @therock," wrote Brady, who authored the greatest comeback in Super Bowl history in February, leading the Patriots from a 28-3 deficit to a 34-28 overtime triumph over the Atlanta Falcons.

Bills claim defensive lineman Crichton off waivers (The Associated Press)

Monday, March 27th, 2017
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) -- The Buffalo Bills have claimed defensive lineman Scott Crichton a day after the Minnesota Vikings placed the former third-round draft pick on waivers.

One NFL team, the Miami Dolphins, voted against the Raiders' Las Vegas move. Here's why (Shutdown Corner)

Monday, March 27th, 2017
At least Las Vegas was offering $750 million for a new stadium. In time, perhaps Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross will be remembered as the voice of reason. There are reasons to be skeptical about the Las Vegas move.

All bets are off opening day when Raiders come to Las Vegas (The Associated Press)

Monday, March 27th, 2017
The Raiders have hit the jackpot. Believing this bodes well for Derek Carr, he pulls out his phone and places a parlay bet on the Raiders and the over. - Roger Goodell appears on the massive video screens towering over the field, reminding fans that the NFL prohibits betting inside the stadium.

Quotes about NFL approving Raiders' move to Las Vegas (The Associated Press)

Monday, March 27th, 2017
''As I sit here and see a vote that takes the Raiders to Las Vegas, I am overwhelmed with emotion. While I am from California and would have loved playing in Oakland my whole career, I understand the business side of the NFL. While I'm sad for family and friends and fans in the Oakland area, I also recognize the tremendous opportunity going forward for our organization.

Robert Kraft said he hopes cornerback Malcolm Butler can stay with Patriots (Shutdown Corner)

Monday, March 27th, 2017
During the NFL’s annual league meetings this week in Phoenix, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft gave an update on the situation with the restricted free agent cornerback who remains in limbo. Pinch-hitting for head coach Bill Belichick, who plans to skip Tuesday’s coaches breakfast for scouting purposes, Kraft told the media that he for one would like to see things work out with the Super Bowl hero remaining in Foxborough. New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, pictured, said he hopes the team keeps Malcolm Butler.