Tweet Follow me Seahawks’ Stevens ready to move on TE recovering from injury, Super malaise By CLARE FARNSWORTHP-I REPORTER CHENEY — Jerramy Stevens’ bothersome left knee passed every physical test necessary to get the explosive tight end back on the football field Wednesday for the first time since the Super Bowl in February. It’s his mental well-being from an implosive performance in the Seahawks’ loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers that has coach Mike Holmgren concerned even after Stevens...

Tweet Follow me CHRIS CHAMBERSPressure thrown at Chambers With the offseason acquisition of Daunte Culpepper, receiver Chris Chambers will have greater expectations placed on him for the 2006 season.BY DAVID J. [email protected] Dolphins wide receiver Chris Chambers knows what is expected of him after a career season: more. More catches, more yards, more spectacular plays, more big plays that aren’t so spectacular but lead to more victories. More leadership, especially with rookie Derek Hagan. Like...

Tweet Follow me Adam Scheafter of the NFL Network asked the right question: how will he do in the Dolphins offense? Culpepper will play in Dolphins’ preseason openerBY DAVID J. [email protected] JOE RIMKUS JR. / MIAMI HERALD STAFF Dolphins quarterback Daunte Culpepper will play in Saturday’s preseason game against Jacksonville at Dolphin Stadium. In his opening statement to the media after this morning’s practice, Dolphins coach Nick Saban said, “As of right now, you can expect all...

Tweet Follow me Maurice Clarett Arrested by Walter AnarukField Position The situation surrounding former Denver Broncos and Ohio State RB Maurice Clarett is a mystery. Clarett led police in Columbus, Ohio on a chase that ended in a restaurant parking lot. Four loaded guns, including an assault rifle, and half a bottle of vodka were found in the front of the vehicle Clarett was driving. A sobriety test was not administered because officers had no indication that Clarett was intoxicated. Police attempted pull Clarett...

Tweet Follow me Curtis’ knee in bad shape12-year veteran has ‘virtually no cartilage’ and walking with limp BY KEN BERGERNewsday Staff Writer August 9, 2006 Curtis Martin has a “bone-on-bone” condition in his surgically repaired right knee, a setback that has the Jets’ coaching staff privately wondering if the future Hall of Famer will be able to suit up for the start of his 12th season. “The guy is bone-on-bone on the knee and can’t play,” a person with knowledge...

Tweet Follow me August 8, 2006 – http://www.nflmedia.com and ASAPSports NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE An Interview With: ROGER GOODELL ROGER GOODELL: I certainly want to thank the ownership for their confidence. I committed over the last several months that I would do my best to help promote the National Football League. I told them that we’ve had the two greatest sports commissioners in the history of all sports with Paul Tagliabue and Pete Rozelle; I’ve been fortunate to work for both of them. I can’t...

Tweet Follow me .flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; }.flickr-yourcomment { }.flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; }.flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } The NFL HoF Class of 2006, originally uploaded by Ed Roth. Reggie White’s wife, Harry Carson, Troy Aikman, John Madden, Warren Moon, Rayfield Wright. A photo for the ages. ...

Tweet Follow me NFL Network’s Terrell Davis (former Broncos star running back) interviews — or is it cuts up with — Oakland Raiders Defensive Tackle Warren Sapp. Warren Sapp talks about the Oakland Raiders under new head coach Art Shell and the Raiders’ top draft pick, Michael Huff. ...

Tweet Follow me Watch the video I met a Sprint rep at the NFL Draft who asked if I would help the company promote its new Sprint / Samsung NFL Network Phone. You can pick up NFL Network telecasts live. So I tried it and I’ve got to admit it’s a really cool phone. It really does show live NFL Network telecasts, like this one of the Oakland Raiders in Super Bowl XI. This video was originally shared on blip.tv by zennie2005 with a Creative Commons Attribution license. ...

Tweet Follow me Click to Play I met a Sprint rep at the NFL Draft who asked if I would help the company promote its new Sprint / Samsung NFL Network Phone. You can pick up NFL Network telecasts live. So I tried it and I’ve got to admit it’s a really cool phone. It does show live NFL N This video was originally shared on blip.tv by zennie2005 with a Creative Commons Attribution license. ...

Tweet Follow me When I read the following story, my first thought was just how much agony Maurice Clarett’s Mom must be going through to see her only child go through a very public collapse of character. What some who try out for the NFL forget is that — if they get a good education and show that they’re good people, and maintain relationships — they could wind up with an NFL front office job. But all that’s too late for Maurice — unless he cleans up and right now. He needs...

Tweet Follow me The Washington Post presented a four-webpage profile on new NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, which we’ve linked to here and presented below in case the link’s terminated. Son of Former Congressman Worked His Way Up the LadderBy Les Carpenter and Mark MaskeWashington Post Staff WritersWednesday, August 9, 2006 For two decades, the money machine has churned, spitting out billions for the men and women who own the NFL’s 32 teams. Professional football didn’t simply blossom in Paul...

Tweet Follow me Just before the Tuesday primary, Stephen Colbert invited Joe Liberman on his show — and Liberman refused. This set the tone for this segment by Colbert. Some highlights: 1) After hosting Ned Lamont, Colbert refers to Liberman as “one of his favorite Republican Democrats.”2) Colbert’s saving a place for Liberman “as much as Jewish families set a place for Elijah at the table, should he care to stop by.” ...

Tweet Follow me Senator Joe Liberman lost to anti-war candidate Ned Lamont in the Democratic Party primary, as this CNN report explains: ATLANTA, Georgia (CNN) — Sen. Joseph Lieberman conceded to anti-war cable executive Ned Lamont in the Democratic primary for the Connecticut Senate nomination Tuesday night but vowed to run as an “independent Democrat” this fall. With 95 percent of the precincts reporting, Lamont led Lieberman 52 percent to 48 percent, according to The Associated Press. Lieberman,...

Tweet Follow me When NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue was selected 17-years ago it was the first time the league went for a legal-head rather than a media or PR expert. Commissioner Tagliabue was a lawyer for the league and in my view, his selection was right for its time: the NFL needed a sharp legal mind to cope with the complicated issues of franchise movement, Super Bowl event price gouging problems, and more and more complex television relationships. Paul Tagliabue ushered in the era of the lawyer in sports....

Tweet Follow me NFL Commissioner Search | Roger Goodell Oddsmakers Favorite To Win Job | About Roger Goodell Goodell chosen as NFL’s new commissioner NFL.com wire reportsNORTHBROOK, Ill. (Aug. 8, 2006) — Roger Goodell was chosen as the NFL’s next commissioner Tuesday, succeeding the man who groomed him for the job, Paul Tagliabue. The 47-year-old Goodell worked his way from a public relations intern to perhaps the most powerful job in American sports. Favored for months to get the job, he...

Tweet Follow me FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACTS:NFL- 8/7/06 BRIAN McCARTHY, NFL, [email protected] UNDER ARMOUR:Emily Golin, Arnold Communications,617-587-8911, [email protected] CLICK CLACK!UNDER ARMOUR BECOMES AN AUTHORIZEDSUPPLIER OF NFL FOOTWEAR BALTIMORE and NEW YORK — The National Football League has named Under Armour, Inc. (NASDAQ: UARM), an authorized supplier of footwear, it was announced today. The designation, part of a multi-year agreement that also includes advertising and marketing commitments...

Tweet Follow me NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE280 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10017(212) 450-2000 * FAX (212) 681-7573WWW.NFLMedia.com Joe Browne, Executive Vice President-CommunicationsGreg Aiello, Vice President-Public Relations FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENFL-47 8/7/06NFL APPOINTS RAY ANDERSON SENIOR VP, FOOTBALL OPERATIONS RAY ANDERSON, one of the most highly respected executives in the National Football League, hasbeen named NFL senior vice president of football operations, Commissioner PAUL TAGLIABUEannounced today. Anderson...

Tweet Follow me In this video, Houston’s officially awarded the 32nd franchise in the National Football League at the Fall NFL Owners Meeting, beating out Michael Ovitz bid to bring a team to Los Angeles. In light of the upcoming selection of the new commissioner of the NFL, it’s worth taking a time out to see Commissioner Tagliabue at the work of awarding a new franchise to a greatful Bob McNair and the City of Houston. ...

Tweet Follow me Contrary to Profootballtalk.com, ESPN thinks Roger Goodell’s a lock for commissioner NORTHBROOK, Ill. — In a meteorological stroke of good fortune, the skies over O’Hare Airport were brilliantly sunny on Monday morning and most NFL owners, convening here for the purpose of selecting a successor to retiring commissioner Paul Tagliabue, arrived on time for the start of the session. Which could mean clear sailing for the candidacy of Roger Goodell, the first lieutenant to Tagliabue...