Posts Tagged ‘Football’

Boston Globe baseball writer Nick Cafardo dies at 62

Thursday, February 21st, 2019

Boston Globe baseball writer Nick Cafardo, who covered the Red Sox and the rest of the sport for more than three decades, died Thursday after collapsing outside the team's spring training clubhouse. The newspaper said Cafardo appeared to have an embolism. The Red Sox said they were saddened by Cafardo's death and would find the appropriate time to honor his legacy.

Longtime Boston Globe writer Nick Cafardo dies at Red Sox spring training facility

Thursday, February 21st, 2019

Nick Cafardo left his mark on Red Sox and Patriots coverage with the Boston Globe for three decades. Nick Cafardo, a veteran Boston Globe reporter who has written about the Boston Red Sox for decades, died Thursday at the team's spring training facility in Fort Myers, Fla., the newspaper announced. Per the Globe, Cafardo was apparently stricken with an embolism at JetBlue Park, the Red Sox's spring training home.

As he awaits next step, Broncos QB Case Keenum shares thoughts on Joe Flacco trade

Thursday, February 21st, 2019

A year ago at this time, quarterback Case Keenum was a hot commodity. Keenum was coming off a fine season with the Minnesota Vikings. He ended up getting a two-year, $36 million deal from the Denver Broncos.

Report: NFL reinstates former Bills RB Williams

Thursday, February 21st, 2019

The NFL conditionally reinstated former Buffalo Bills running back Karlos Williams after a lengthy suspension for substance abuse, according to multiple reports. Williams, 25, hasn't played in the league since his rookie season in 2015. The fifth-round draft pick from Florida State showed promise when he appeared in 11 games for Buffalo, rushing for 517 yards and seven touchdowns and adding 11 catches for 96 yards and two scores.

Remember RB Karlos Williams? He was reinstated after nearly two-year suspension

Thursday, February 21st, 2019

Former Buffalo Bills running back Karlos Williams was reinstated from a long suspension. In 2015 you probably knew the name Karlos Williams, especially if you were in a fantasy league. Williams had a couple 100-yard games.

Report: Jets concerned Le’Veon Bell let himself get out of shape

Thursday, February 21st, 2019

The Jets have frequently been mentioned as a potential suitor for free agent running back Le'Veon Bell, but there may be at least one reason the Jets are hesitant. Or possibly 260 reasons: According to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, there was “word on the street” that Bell got up to 260 pounds during his year off, and the Jets are concerned about what kind of shape he's in. Unlike Antonio Brown, who regularly posts workout videos, Bell doesn't frequent Instagram to show off his abs.

Willie McGinest slams critical Steelers blog with accurate takedown

Thursday, February 21st, 2019

Willie McGinest slams critical Steelers blog with accurate takedown originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com Score another victory for the New England Patriots in their "rivalry" with the Pittsburgh Steelers, thanks to a guy who's beaten them a few times before. The Steelers blog "Steelers Depot" bashed NFL Network analyst Willie McGinest on Wednesday, calling the former Patriots linebacker "one of the least prepared analysts" on the network for his take on Pittsburgh general manager Kevin Colbert's comments about quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. Steelers Depot tagged McGinest in the tweet, which turned out to be a very bad idea.

Dolphins hiring Alabama staffer Brendan Farrell as special teams assistant

Thursday, February 21st, 2019

The Miami Dolphins are adding an Alabama assistant coach to their coaching staff. The Dolphins are hiring Brendan Farrell as a special teams assistant. Farrell had been a special teams quality control coach at Alabama.

Barack Obama leads star-studded list of celebrities, athletes in building to watch UNC-Duke

Wednesday, February 20th, 2019

At 18 years old, Zion Williamson is already getting used to being the biggest name in the building. That was not the case for Wednesday's Duke-North Carolina showdown at Cameron Indoor Stadium. A number of big names showed up for game, none bigger than noted basketball fan and former President Barack Obama, who was met by a shrieking swath of Cameron Crazies who greeted him with high fives before the game.

Rumor emerges of Russell Wilson eventually joining the Giants

Wednesday, February 20th, 2019

Assuming that this is enough to get Wilson to change teams, that he'd want to play for the Giants, and that the Giants would want him, it's something that he could force, sooner or later. PFT explained last year when reporting that Wilson wasn't inclined in the aftermath of a flurry of quarterback deals to sign an extension but instead to play things out on a year-to-year basis, Kirk Cousins-style. If Wilson is willing to bear the year-to-year injury risk and able to say no to any and all long-term offers the Seahawks make, he eventually will force the Seahawks into some very tough decisions.