Posts Tagged ‘NFL’

Louis Riddick: I haven’t heard from Chiefs about G.M. opening

Sunday, June 25th, 2017

Sunday morning brought a report from Ian Rapoport of NFL Media that the Chiefs have reached out to ESPN analyst Louis Riddick about setting up an interview for the General Manager vacancy they created by dismissing John Dorsey last week. That report

Vikings’ Michael Floyd violates terms of house arrest, records show

Sunday, June 25th, 2017

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Michael Floyd?is scheduled for a show-cause hearing later this month after court records show he violated the terms of his house arrest by drinking. Floyd is due in Scottsdale, Arizona, court June 26.? In a statement released Friday, Floyd said he "drank several bottles of kombucha tea drinks" while watching a movie at his home on Saturday. The receiver said he was "unaware that the drinks contain alcohol." According to webmd.com, the fermentation process of kombucha tea can yield trace amounts of alcohol. According to documents from the court obtained by ESPN, Floyd was contacted on Monday after a review of alcohol monitoring reports indicated a missed test, as

Panthers extra points: Cam Newton not a leader? New contract for Greg Olsen?

Saturday, June 24th, 2017

?  Former NFL player Anthony “Booger” McFarland created a mini-stir with this comment last week: “People I talk to in Carolina tell me Cam’s not a leader and not well liked by a lot of his teammates.” Look, there are 90 players in the Panthers’ locker room. I think you’d be hard pressed to find anyone who’s liked by all of the other 89 guys. Cam has a different kind of leadership approach, and his taunting of the defense does not endear him to certain defensive players. But this is a non-story. Much more important is Newton’s progression from March shoulder surgery as we inch closer to the start of training camp in 32 days. ? Greg Olsen’s desire for a new contract is not a media creation. Olsen

Vikings back receiver Floyd’s alcohol in tea claim

Saturday, June 24th, 2017

Minnesota Vikings officials are backing receiver Michael Floyd's fight against a house arrest violation that could land him in jail, one he says was caused by tea that contains alcohol. Floyd said in a sworn affidavit, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press newspaper, that the Vikings encourage players to drink kombucha tea as a health drink, saying it is served "on tap" at the team's headquarters. Floyd is fighting a ruling that he violated terms of his house arrest by accidentally ingesting alcohol contained in the tea.

Bakhtiari bemoans Green Bay’s constant close calls

Saturday, June 24th, 2017

On one hand, the Packers should be happy that they contend every year. “It’s starting to piss me off a little bit,” Bakhtiari recently said, via Pete Dougherty of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The Green Bay Packers — I mean, the trophy is the Lombardi Trophy.

Colts may hit more in camp, despite being “scared to death” of injuries

Saturday, June 24th, 2017

After seeing his team miss too many tackles last season, Colts coach Chuck Pagano says he may work more on tackling in camp. Pagano said he’s still as concerned as ever about keeping players healthy for the regular season, but he also thinks there’s limited time to work on tackling, and training camp is the right time for it. “You’re always scared to death, but at the same time if you don’t tackle, it’s hard to get good at tackling,” Pagano said, via ESPN.

3rd annual Javale McGee Jug-Life Foundation Celebrity Softball game Saturday

Saturday, June 24th, 2017

OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- The 3rd annual Javale McGee Jug-Life Foundation Celebrity Softball game is happening Saturday. It's happening at the Oakland Coliseum beginning at 2:30 p.m. Several Warriors World Champions will be playing in the game, including Kevin Durant, Klay Thomson, and Draymond Green. Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch and other local celebrities are also expected to attend. PHOTOS: Golden State Warriors victory parade and rally

Saturday one-liners

Saturday, June 24th, 2017

Dolphins K Andrew Franks thinks he could “kill it from 65” without wind. The Patriots will have several public practices during training camp. Bills LB Lorenzo Alexander is holding a free youth football camp on Saturday in Oakland, California.

Peyton Manning enjoying retirement, turned down joking (?) offer to play again

Saturday, June 24th, 2017

As Peyton Manning’s great NFL career wound to a close, we all spent time wondering what was next for him. It turns out, after decades of grinding on the football field, doing nothing suits Peyton Manning pretty well. Manning has done a little of everything since retiring following Super Bowl 50, from attending games to golfing with the President of the United States.

Kirk Cousins shows off competitive spirit, soft touch

Saturday, June 24th, 2017

Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, June 24, 33 days before the Washington Redskins start training camp in Richmond on July 27. Timeline The Redskins last played a game 174 days ago; they will open the 2017 season against the Eagles in FedEx Field in 78 days. Days until: —Franchise tag contract deadline (7/17) 23 —Preseason opener @ Ravens (8/10) 47 —Roster cut to 53 (9/2) 70 The Redskins week that was Pressure Points: Focus is on Jay Gruden like never before—So you lost two coordinators and your top two wide receivers? Well, the Redskins gave him a two-year contract extension because they think he can deal with problems like those. Gruden will be cut zero slack. Post-minicamp 53-man