January 27, 2014 |
JERSEY CITY, N.J. - The Denver Broncos' Super Bowl media sessions have been conducted aboard the Cornucopia Majesty, a moored yacht that Monday featured Coach John Fox holding court on the first deck and players fielding questions two decks above. Receiver Demaryius Thomas stayed on an even keel when asked about a matchup against the Seattle Seahawks' "Legion of Boom" secondary and cornerback Richard Sherman . Thomas said that he met Sherman at a camp and that they "did some stuff in L.A. together.
January 10, 2014 |
SEATTLE - Percy Harvin went from eye-popping acquisition to forehead-slapping disappointment. The star receiver and returner from Minnesota played just one game for the Seattle Seahawks this season, having undergone hip surgery in August. His fall has been utterly forgettable. But one big game Saturday could change all that. Harvin is an undeniable X-factor in Saturday's divisional playoff game against New Orleans, an explosive playmaker who could give a sleepwalking Seahawks offense the jolt it has been seeking.
January 3, 2014 |
USC receiver Marqise Lee announced Friday that he will forgo his final season of eligibility and make himself available for the NFL draft. Lee, who is projected as a possible first-round NFL draft pick, announced his decision on his Twitter feed. "I want to thank my coaches teammates, staff and the entire Trojan Family for all of the support over the last three seasons," Lee wrote. "I am a proud Trojan and will remain a Trojan for life!" Lee is the fourth draft-eligible USC player to announce he is turning pro, joining safety Dion Bailey, center Marcus Martin and defensive lineman George Uko. Lee was an All-American and won the Biletnikoff Award as college football's top receiver in 2012, when he caught a school-record 118 passes and scored 14 touchdowns.
December 5, 2013 |
The Carolina Panthers have won eight in a row, and Sunday are headed to New Orleans for their most daunting challenge of the season. For the 9-3 Panthers, the objective is to thrive in the chaos and noise of the Superdome against a seasoned 9-3 Saints team that's 6-0 in that building. It's in these times that the Panthers lean on All-Pro receiver Steve Smith, who is at his best under pressure, as he was last month when he repeatedly upstaged New England corner Aqib Talib in a 24-20 victory over the Patriots.
October 10, 2013 |
USC receiver Nelson Agholor had a breakout performance Thursday night in USC's 38-31victory over Arizona at the Coliseum. Agholor, a sophomore from Florida, caught seven passes for 161 yards, including a 62-yard touchdown in the first quarter that gave the Trojans a 7-0 lead. Last season, Agholor played behind Robert Woods and Marqise Lee and caught 19 passes, two for touchdowns. He entered Thursday's game with 11 catches and was averaging 17.5 yards per reception.
September 17, 2013 |
It had been awhile since Marqise Lee scored a touchdown. USC's All-American receiver had not found the end zone since last November, during the Trojans' loss to UCLA at the Rose Bowl. He was shut out in the final two games of the 2012 season, and also against Hawaii and Washington State this season before turning a mid-range pass into a dynamic 80-yard scoring play against Boston College. Lee said Tuesday that it "felt good" to score, but his focus was on "making a play," not necessarily scoring touchdowns.