September 5, 2011 |
Rex Grossman will be the Washington Redskins' starting quarterback for the season opener Sunday against the New York Giants. Coach Mike Shanahan said Monday that Grossman won the job over John Beck . The two competed throughout training camp and through four exhibitions for the No. 1 job. Grossman will be an opening-day quarterback for the first time since 2007, the season after he took the Chicago Bears to the Super Bowl....
August 2, 2010 |
Jim Irsay won't let Peyton Manning walk away from the Colts next season — no matter the cost. Indianapolis' owner reiterated that he intends to make Manning the NFL's highest-paid player even if it takes the prohibitive franchise tag to keep the only four-time MVP in league history in blue and white. "The bottom line is we'll get something done and when it happens just depends," Irsay said during the Colts' first training camp practice. "I said he'd be the highest-paid player and he may already be if we go with the tag. I'd love to see him be here and break all those records as a Colt."
December 16, 2009 |
Perfection or peace of mind? That's the question confronting the Indianapolis Colts and New Orleans Saints. Should they keep pursuing 16-0 seasons full tilt, or ease up on the accelerator to rest players for the postseason? The Saints haven't checked everything off their list -- they have yet to secure home-field advantage throughout the playoffs -- but the Colts are where they need to be. Indianapolis plays Thursday at Jacksonville, a team the Colts defeated by just two points in their opener at home.
September 18, 2009 |
Anthony Gonzalez may be out longer than the Indianapolis Colts first feared, and they have a replacement for him. Coach Jim Caldwell said the third-year receiver could miss up to two months after spraining ligaments in his right knee during Sunday's 14-12 victory over Jacksonville. Indianapolis has signed former Philadelphia receiver Hank Baskett to take Gonzalez's place, and three-time league most valuable player Peyton Manning hopes he can find his way around the offense fast.
January 12, 1994 |
Bill Polian, a two-time NFL executive of the year who built the Buffalo Bills from losers into a three-time Super Bowl team, will become general manager of the Carolina Panthers, according to newspaper and television reports in Charlotte. . . . Pittsburgh Steeler special teams coach John Guy and defensive line coach Steve Furness were fired Tuesday after a succession of special teams breakdowns that cost them at least two games. . . . .
March 3, 1993 |
Bill Polian, fired by the Buffalo Bills after their third Super Bowl loss, has been appointed to the NFL Management Council.