Archive for February, 2014

Mike Florio weighs in on the Dennis Pitta contract (VIDEO) (Comcast SportsNet Mid Atlantic)

Friday, February 28th, 2014
Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio weighs in on the new contract the Ravens and tight end Dennis Pitta agreed upon.

NFL sets 2014 salary cap at $133 million (The SportsXchange)

Friday, February 28th, 2014
NFL teams will have a lot of extra spending money this year. The Players' Association announced Friday that the league's salary cap will increase in 2014 by $10 million to a record $133 million. At this point, the only teams above the cap are the Dallas Cowboys at $150.9 million and the Pittsburgh Steelers at $138.7 million. The league and the Players' Association jointly set the cap based on percentages of television money, league properties and local revenue.

Kailie Humphries wants women to compete in 4 man bobsled

Friday, February 28th, 2014

Defending Olympic gold medallist Kaillie Humphries has her sights set on a new goal in bobsleigh: having women compete in the four-man competition.


Rory McIlroy retains lead at Honda Classic

Friday, February 28th, 2014
Rory McIlroy

Golf is starting to feel easy again for Rory McIlroy, who bounced back from a sloppy start Friday in the Honda Classic for a 4-under 66 that gave him his first 36-hole lead on the PGA Tour in 18 months.

Saints place franchise tag on TE Jimmy Graham (The Associated Press)

Friday, February 28th, 2014
The New Orleans Saints have placed their franchise tag on Jimmy Graham in order to protect the club's rights to its star tight end through next season. The move means Graham, barring a holdout, will almost certainly play for New Orleans next season for no less than the tight end franchise tag of $7.04 million. It is also possible, under the NFL's collective bargaining agreement, that Graham could be tagged as a receiver because of how often he lined up split wide from the line. Once Graham's tag has been determined, the two sides could continue to argue that matter before an arbitrator.

WR Jeremy Maclin, Eagles agree to 1-year contract (The Associated Press)

Friday, February 28th, 2014
Jeremy Maclin gets a second chance to play in Chip Kelly's offense. Maclin and the Philadelphia Eagles agreed on a one-year contract, preventing the wide receiver from becoming a free agent next month. Maclin missed the entire 2013 season after tearing his right ACL in training camp. ''I'm excited to play in Chip's offense, I'm excited to be able to help this team get to the next level,'' Maclin said after the deal was announced Friday.

PFT One-on-one: Whisenhunt talks new team (ProFootball Talk on NBC Sportsa)

Friday, February 28th, 2014
Mike Florio sits down with Ken Whisenhunt to discuss the most important thing he learned during his time as head coach of the Arizona Cardinals, the demand on quarterbacks in the NFL, how much patience he will have with Jake Locker, offseason plans for his team and more.

Chris Baker on Redskins: It’s where I want to be (VIDEO) (Comcast SportsNet Mid Atlantic)

Friday, February 28th, 2014
Chris Baker tells Larry Michael during Redskins Nation that re-signing with Washington was the move he wanted to make.

NFL salary cap jumps $10 million to $133M (Comcast SportsNet New England)

Friday, February 28th, 2014
The NFL Players Asscociation announced on Friday that the 2014 salary cap has been set at $133 million per team, a $10 million increase from last season. What is the 2014 salary cap? The 2014 salary cap is set at $133 million per club, a $10 million increase over the prior year. The $133 million is the per Club salary cap.

Sabres trade Ryan Miller, Ott to Blues for Jaroslav Halak

Friday, February 28th, 2014
 Sabres Trade Hockey

The Buffalo Sabres traded star goalie Ryan Miller and captain Steve Ott to the St. Louis Blues on Friday night for goalie Jaroslav Halak, forward Chris Stewart, prospect William Carrier, a 2015 first-round pick and a 2016 third-round pick.