June 14, 2013 |
Jacksonville Jaguar and former UCLA tight end Marcedes Lewis will host a free youth football clinic on Saturday at Long Beach Poly High. The event takes place from 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and will feature Lewis and fellow NFL players such as Andre Branch, Jason Bell, Jarrad Page, Tiquan Underwood and Eric Wright. The clinic is for boys ages 7-17. For more information, see www.MarcedesLewisFoundation.org or contact YvonneWithers@marcedeslewis.org . ALSO: Tension rising between 49ers' Jim Harbaugh, Seahawks Brett Favre has high praise for Aaron Rodgers ... or does he?
December 27, 2013 |
It's official: Dallas quarterback Tony Romo has undergone back surgery and Kyle Orton will start Sunday night in a winner-take-all game against Philadelphia. Cowboys Coach Jason Garrett announced the news Friday morning. "We anticipate this surgery to solve the issue with his back," Garrett told reporters, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Romo, who suffered the injury while spinning away from a tackle in Sunday's victory at Washington, has been placed on injured reserve and is done for the season.
September 16, 2013 |
So another NFL quarterback threw for 400 yards? What else is new? Heading into Monday night's Pittsburgh-Cincinnati game, there have been six 400-yard-passing performances this season, the most of any two-week span in NFL history. And Sunday, three quarterbacks threw for at least 400 yards without an interception -- Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers, Philadelphia's Michael Vick and San Diego's Philip Rivers -- the most such performances in league history. There have been five 400-yard, zero-interception performances in the first two weeks this season, and that's only one off the record for a season.
December 27, 2013 |
With the playoff picture still fluid heading into the final Sunday of the NFL season, there are no sure-thing matchups in the first round. All we really know is that Kansas City will be the AFC's No. 5 seed no matter what. If the 15 favored teams were to win Sunday, and if San Francisco were to beat Arizona in the weekend's only pick-'em game, the opening round of the playoffs would look like this: Miami at Cincinnati - This would be a rematch of a Halloween game which the Dolphins won at home, 22-20.
November 10, 2013 |
Five NFL matchups, and themes, worth watching in Week 10: 1. THE REPLACEMENTS: Denver Coach John Fox, recovering from heart surgery, will be replaced by defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio. Defensive coordinator Wade Phillips is standing in for Houston Coach Gary Kubiak, who is recovering from a mini-stroke. 2. THEY'RE BACK: Quarterbacks Jay Cutler of Chicago and EJ Manuel of Buffalo are returning from injuries. The Bears play host to Detroit; the Bills are on the road against Pittsburgh.
October 28, 2013 |
Miami Dolphins center Mike Pouncey was served a grand jury subpoena Sunday in connection to an investigation into alleged gun trafficking by former New England tight end Aaron Hernandez, according to a Sports Illustrated report. Pouncey, a close friend and college teammate of Hernandez at the University of Florida, was served papers at Gillette Stadium less than an hour after the Dolphins lost to the Patriots, the report said. According to the report, two state police officers approached Pouncey in the hallway between the visitors' locker room and the Dolphins' bus, handing him the subpoena.
November 12, 2013 |
What a boomerang of a few years it has been for Matt Flynn. The former Green Bay backup quarterback has re-signed with the Packers after a series of false starts with Seattle, Oakland and Buffalo. Flynn will back up Scott Tolzien, a promoted practice-squad player who was bumped up because of injuries to starter Aaron Rodgers and backup Seneca Wallace. In his previous go-round with the Packers, Flynn backed up Rodgers and won a Super Bowl ring after the 2010 season. He caught the eye of other teams that season when he threw for 480 yards and six touchdowns in a Week 16 game against Detroit.
October 15, 2012 |
Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman had words for New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady on the field during the game Sunday, on the sidelines immediately following the game and on Twitter hours after the game. Sherman intercepted a Brady pass attempt in the third quarter after he had told Brady all game that he would do so. "I kept saying I'm going to get that next time. Every TV timeout, I went up and said it right to [Brady]: 'Please keep trying me. I'm going to take it from you.' That was when they were winning," Sherman said, according to the Tacoma News Tribune.
August 12, 2011 |
He wasn't happy about it. But President Obama reluctantly feted the Green Bay Packers at the White House on Friday, celebrating their road to a Super Bowl championship that included a playoff win at Soldier Field. "I'm just going to come out and say it. This -- this hurts a little bit," the nation's No. 1 Chicago Bears fan said as he took to the stage in front of the White House's South Portico on a sun-drenched afternoon. "It doesn't hurt as much as the NFC championship game hurt, but it still hurts," he said.
September 8, 2011
A Super Bowl hangover and the NFL lockout weren't about to slow down Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers. The New Orleans Saints just couldn't keep up. Rodgers came out on top in a memorable opening-night duel with Drew Brees, and the Packers made a goal-line stand on the final play of the game to beat the Saints 42-34 on Thursday night. Packers rookie Randall Cobb caught a touchdown from Rodgers and ran a kickoff back 108 yards for a score in the third quarter -- tying an NFL record for the longest kickoff return in history.