Posts Tagged ‘NFL Football’

NFL-National Football League roundup (Reuters)

Saturday, March 25th, 2017
Former Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, still unemployed, says "it's not all about the money" and he is in no rush to sign with a new team. Peterson took to Twitter early Saturday morning to dispute an ESPN report that he was still unsigned because of his $8 million salary request. "It's not all about the money as EVERYONE is speculating here lately," Peterson tweeted.

Bengals release 8-year veteran LB Rey Maualuga (The Associated Press)

Saturday, March 25th, 2017
CINCINNATI (AP) -- The Bengals have released eight-year veteran linebacker Rey Maualuga, saying they were moving to a younger group at the position.

Peterson! Revis! Kaepernick! The 10 most interesting names still available in free agency (Shutdown Corner)

Saturday, March 25th, 2017
With all the money NFL teams spent in the first two weeks of free agency, you’d think the shelves would be bare by now. There’s one of two running backs in NFL history to average 5.5 yards per carry over his career, two of seven running backs in the 2,000-yard club, the Chicago Bears’ all-time leader (by far) in passing yards and touchdowns, a 29-year-old quarterback who has started in a Super Bowl, a former NFL offensive rookie of the year at quarterback, a sure Hall-of-Fame cornerback and the 14th all-time leading receiver in NFL history.

Friday's Sports in Brief (The Associated Press)

Saturday, March 25th, 2017
Former Penn State President Graham Spanier was convicted of hushing up child sexual abuse allegations in 2001 against Jerry Sandusky, whose arrest a decade later blew up into a major scandal for the university and led to the firing of beloved football coach Joe Paterno. The jury found Spanier guilty of one misdemeanor count of child endangerment over his handling of a complaint against the retired assistant football coach but acquitted him of conspiracy and a second child endangerment count.

Packers add free agent defensive tackle Ricky Jean-Francois (The Associated Press)

Friday, March 24th, 2017
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- The Green Bay Packers have signed free agent tackle Ricky Jean-Francois, adding depth to a defensive front depleted in the offseason.

Football patriarch Clay Matthews Sr. dies (The Associated Press)

Friday, March 24th, 2017
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) -- Former San Francisco 49ers lineman Clay Matthews Sr., who was the patriarch of a famous football family, has died. He was 88.

NFL-National Football League roundup (Reuters)

Friday, March 24th, 2017
The Chicago Bears signed quarterback Mark Sanchez to a one-year contract on Friday. Sanchez is expected to back up starter Mike Glennon for the Bears, who are coming off a 3-13 season and finished last in the NFC North. The 30-year-old Sanchez, the New York Jets' 2009 first-round pick (fifth overall) out of USC, visited with the Bears on Thursday and now joins his fifth NFL team.

Oakland makes last-ditch effort to keep Raiders from Vegas (The Associated Press)

Friday, March 24th, 2017
With the Raiders gazing at Las Vegas and sticking one foot out the door, Oakland is making a last-minute plea to hang on to them. Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf on Friday shared details of investors' plans for the first time for a stadium on the current Coliseum site, and vowed that she and the city are doing all they can to keep the team. ''We're not giving up in the fourth quarter,'' Schaaf said in a statement.

Seattle adds depth at LB by signing Michael Wilhoite (The Associated Press)

Friday, March 24th, 2017
The Seattle Seahawks have continued to address depth concerns at linebacker by signing veteran Michael Wilhoite to a one-year deal. Seattle announced Wilhoite's signing Friday. Wilhoite has spent all five of his NFL seasons with the San Francisco 49ers, becoming a starter for parts of the past three seasons.

Report: Tony Romo believes it's Texans or retirement in 2017 (Shutdown Corner)

Friday, March 24th, 2017
Is it really Houston or Bust for Tony Romo? The quarterback is in an odd limbo right now – he’s not wanted by the Dallas Cowboys, who have already found his replacement, but the Cowboys have yet to release him. Romo, who will be 37 in April, understandably wants to play for a contending team, which would eliminate a club like San Francisco.