Illinois starting LB/DE Houston Bates transferring closer to home – CBSSports.com

CBSSports.comThe Illinois defense lost one of its returning starters from 2013 this week, as rising senior Houston Bates has decided to transfer closer to his home of Covington, La., to…

Greg Hardy gets franchise tag – ESPN

ESPNCHARLOTTE, N.C. — Pro Bowl defensive end Greg Hardy said this past season he wouldn’t be opposed to the Carolina Panthers using the franchise tag if that’s what it took…

Seahawks release Sidney Rice – ESPN

ESPNSeattle made the expected roster moves official eight days before teams can start speaking with potential free agents. Bryant had spent his entire career with the Seahawks after being a…

Dallas Cowboys to release DE Everette Brown, three others – Dallas Morning News (blog)

Dallas Cowboys to release DE Everette Brown, three othersDallas Morning News (blog)The Cowboys will have to trim their bloated payroll to slip below the league-mandated salary ceiling by the March…

Seattle Seahawks release Red Bryant, Sidney Rice – Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)

Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)New Seahawks logo SMALL The Seattle Seahawks announced the release of defensive end Red Bryant and wide receiver Sidney Rice on Friday. The moves, which had been…

Mock draft 2.0: Jadeveon Clowney to Texans, Johnny Manziel goes No. 8 – USA TODAY

USA TODAYWith the annual NFL scouting combine complete, USA TODAY Sports’ Nate Davis re-assesses this year’s rookie prospects with a new mock draft: 1. Houston Texans — Jadeveon Clowney, DE,…

2014 NFL Mock Draft: Houston pops Bortles after NFL combine – CBSSports.com

CBSSports.comGilbert’s speed and athleticism was readily apparent at the combine. 22. Philadelphia Eagles — Dee Ford, DE, Auburn — He’ll probably be moving to OLB once he gets to the…

Even at Super Bowl, draft preparation continued – Seahawks.com

Seahawks.comAnd here’s why: In an offseason that already has been anything but usual, because of the Super Bowl-winning effort on Feb. 2 and Super Bowl-worthy parade through the streets of…

NYC braces for more another snowstorm – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsSnow will start falling in New York City by 6 a.m., AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Tom Kines told the Daily News on Monday. It should wind down by…

Offseason forecast: Oakland Raiders – NFL.com

NFL.comDE Lamarr Houston: At 6-foot-3 and 300 pounds, Houston carries extra value as a scheme versatile defensive lineman capable of playing in any coordinator’s system. He was Oakland’s lone consistent…

Dave Tollefson, a two-time Super Bowl winner with Giants, announces retirement – The Star-Ledger

Dave Tollefson, a two-time Super Bowl winner with Giants, announces retirementThe Star-LedgerThe defensive end, who spent the 2012 season with the Oakland Raiders, logged 10 sacks and three forced fumbles…

NFL Draft Combine 2014 List Of Players

Here’s the full list of players to be at the 2014 NFL Draft Combine, courtesy of the NFL Combine, NFL.com and the NFL: Quarterbacks Blake Bortles, Central Florida Tajh Boyd,…

Seahawks DE: Athletes who speak on social issues get ‘reprimanded’ – USA TODAY

USA TODAYJERSEY CITY – What kind of impact would a young Muhammad Ali have had in the Twitter era? If you believe Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett, nowhere near as…

AFC And NFC Championship Games NFL Injury Report As Of Friday

The AFC and NFC Championship Games are just moments away and here’s the full injury report from the NFL: CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES INJURY REPORT – FRIDAY NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS at…

Cal’s Brendan Bigelow, Stanford’s David Yankey Two Of 102 Players Given Special Eligibility For NFL Draft

Brendan Bigelow, the Cal Football running back who dazzled California students, alumns, and the nation with his amazing 2012 performance against Ohio State, will join 102 other NCAA college football…

2014 Atlanta Falcons Potential Draft Pick Profile: DE Ethan Westbrooks – Bleacher Report

Bleacher ReportWhile he’s not the former team captain most Atlanta Falcons players are, he is the kind of player who doesn’t cause trouble off the field and plays the game…

Yahoo COO DE Castro to Leave Struggling Web Portal – Bloomberg

BloombergYahoo! Inc. (YHOO) Chief Executive Officer Marissa Mayer dismissed Chief Operating Officer Henrique de Castro after 14 months, amid disappointment with his efforts to boost growth, according to people with…

Star defensive end Vic Beasley to return to Clemson – USA TODAY

USA TODAYClemson got a huge boost Wednesday night when defensive end Vic Beasley announced he will return for his senior season. Beasley, who was named a second-team All-American by the…

Happy New Year? It sure looks like it will be for 4 lucky NFL GMs – FOXSports.com

FOXSports.comThey’re the four hottest names in NFL Draft circles right now, and over the past five days, they’ve been on display for all the world to see. The question going…

Ohio State’s Noah Spence suspended for Orange Bowl – azcentral.com

azcentral.comYou can share your full access digital subscription with a friend by simply entering in their email address. Click below to proceed. Share now. Remind me. No thanks. Ahwatukee; |;…

Ohio State’s Spence suspended for Orange Bowl – Fox News

Fox NewsColumbus, OH (SportsNetwork.com) – Ohio State sophomore defensive lineman Noah Spence has been suspended for three games and will not play in the Orange Bowl on Friday against Clemson.…

Ohio State DE Noah Spence suspended 3 games – Washington Post

Washington PostFORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Ohio State defensive end Noah Spence has been suspended for three games for violating an undisclosed Big Ten rule, meaning he will not play in…

New World Cup ball ‘Brazuca’ unveiled – Boston Herald

Boston HeraldRIO DE JANEIRO — The new ball for next year’s World Cup — called the “Brazuca,” in honor of Brazil, of course — was unveiled at a ceremony Tuesday…

Carolina Panthers Stuff San Francisco 49ers 10-9, Hold Clinic On Read-Option Defense

The Carolina Panthers may have ended the San Francisco 49ers drive for the playoffs in defeating them by the high baseball score of 10-9. While the Panthers Offense was beating…

San Francisco 49ers Beat St. Louis Rams 35-11

San Francisco 49ers beat the St. Louis Rams 35-11, proving that you should not bet against a team that is facing an opponent with one of the NFL’s ten worst…

Ravens Use 2013 Draft to Rebuild Defense

It was quite a busy weekend for the reigning Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens. They had 12 picks in the 2013 NFL Draft, plenty to help them bolster and rejuvenate their…

2013 Mock Draft by Peter Clarke

This 2013 Mock Draft was produced by Peter Clarke, and I thought I’d share it here at Zennie62. As a note, this is exclusive to Zennie62.com, and can’t be found…

NFL Draft 2013: Alabama, Florida, SEC Dominate Invited Players List

The NFL Draft is fast approaching, starting April 25th – April 28th, and the NFL’s announced which of the 300-plus players have been selected to come to the event at…

Summly: Yahoo! $30M Purchase Pisses Off Hackers

Yahoo!’s $30 million purchase of the IPhone app Summly, created by 17-year-old Nick D’Aloisio, has royally pissed off the hacker wing of the tech community, and that’s putting it mildly.…

NFL – My Top 10 Worst Free Agent Signings EVER

Since NFL free agency is already here, I combed through the history books to see what were worst free agency signings have ever been. Now, there are a ton of…

Aldon Smith : San Francisco 49ers DE Super Bowl Press Conference

Aldon Smith played an excellent game in Super Bowl XLVII. The San Francisco 49ers 2011 1st Round Draft Pick who this blogger interviewed…. was as animated as ever in talking…

Super Bowl Injury Report: 49ers Ahmad Brooks, Aldon Smith Limited Practice Action

The NFL has released the Super Bowl XLVII injury report from Wednesday, and it has a few surprises with Niners Linebacker Ahmad Brooks and Aldon Smith seeing limited action in…

Quinton Dial Alabama DE Retweets Tweet Supporting Cheap Shot Of Georgia’s Aaron Murray

Suburban Atlanta, GA – “Quinton Dial.” Know the name? If you 1) follow football, or 2) live in Georgia or Alabama, or 3) know someone who’s a rabid follower of…

Aldon Smith: SF 49ers DE / LB Stabbed; Shootings At Party

Aldon Smith, the San Francisco 49ers Defensive End and Linebacker who racked up 14 sacks in 2011, and who I interviewed last year at the 2011 NFL Draft… …was stabbed…

NFL Draft 2012 Recap: Jacksonville, Dallas, New England, Cleveland, And Trades

NFL Draft 2012 1st Round was definitely the wildest one this blogger has experienced in eight years of covering the NFL Draft. The full recap is below, and includes about…