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…

NFL-Tight end Pitta signs five-year deal with Ravens – Chicago Tribune

Chicago TribuneFeb 28 (Reuters) – Tight end Dennis Pitta, who is a favored target for quarterback Joe Flacco, has signed a five-year contract with the Baltimore Ravens, the National Football…

Panthers re-sign K Graham Gano to 4-year deal – Washington Post

Washington PostCHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Carolina Panthers say they have re-signed kicker Graham Gano to a four-year contract. Gano was set to become an unrestricted free agent. Financial terms were…

Ex-NFL Star Sharper Surrenders to Police on Rape Charges – NBCNews.com

NBCNews.comFormer New Orleans Saints star and NFL Network commentator Darren Sharper voluntarily surrendered to police late Thursday after they issued an arrest warrant for the alleged rapes of two women…

Ohio Supreme Court will rule on constitutionality of Cleveland’s ‘jock tax’ – The Plain Dealer

Ohio Supreme Court will rule on constitutionality of Cleveland’s ‘jock tax’The Plain DealerCOLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Supreme Court will hear lawsuits by two former National Football League players challenging…

Injury history could hurt Jared Abbrederis in NFL draft – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Injury history could hurt Jared Abbrederis in NFL draftMilwaukee Journal SentinelIndianapolis — Wide receiver Jared Abbrederis of Wisconsin has a history of head injuries that could affect how high he…

Report: Browns discussed trade for Jim Harbaugh – Fox News

Fox News(SportsNetwork.com) – The Cleveland Browns engaged in talks with the San Francisco 49ers to acquire Jim Harbaugh during their recent head coaching search, according to a report issued by…

10 players to watch at the 2014 NFL Combine – National Football Post

National Football PostThe eyes of the football world turn to Indianapolis starting on Saturday, as the NFL Scouting Combine commences. Here are 10 players that have piqued my interest as…

6 Ideal Trade Scenarios for Denver Broncos to Pursue This Offseason – Bleacher Report

Bleacher ReportLike any offseason in the National Football League, speculating on how each team is going to attempt to improve itself and build a winner is always very intriguing. Though…

Jonathan Martin: a tormented football life – MiamiHerald.com

MiamiHerald.comJonathan Martin despaired. “I was sobbing in a rented yacht bathroom,” the Miami Dolphins offensive lineman wrote in a message to his mother after he was bullied last spring. “I’m…

Report on Bullying Shows the Vile and the Gripping – New York Times

New York TimesA report for the N.F.L. detailed harassment of Jonathan Martin, third from left, by Richie Incognito, second from left. Bill Feig/Associated Press. Sports of The Times. By WILLIAM…

NFL-commissioned report finds culture of intolerance in Miami Dolphins locker … – Washington Post

Washington PostAn inquiry into the Miami Dolphins’ workplace conditions found examples of harassment, racism, bullying, homophobia, and overall a culture of intolerance and meanness in one National Football League locker…

National Football League Off-Season: Key Dates

The NFL’s 48th Super Bowl Game is over, and the NFL Pro Bowl was a success, but now it’s crunch-time: the NFL Off-Season. This might be the time that the…

The Pro-Gun Ad Too Controversial for the Super Bowl – ABC News (blog)

ABC News (blog)A spat between gun-maker Daniel Defense and the National Football League is over this pro-gun ad you won’t see during this year’s Super Bowl. It features a Marine…

Goodell talking big ahead of Super Bowl – Reuters

ReutersNEW YORK (Reuters) – With gridiron’s biggest game being staged on America’s biggest stage, National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell used the spotlight on Friday to ponder some big plans.…

Super Bowl 2014: Examining five key Seattle Seahawks draft moments – CBSSports.com

CBSSports.comThe NFL abbreviation might stand for National Football League for most but in Seattle it just as easily represents Not For Long, as in the tenure of most players on…

Why pro cheerleading may be one of Americas worst jobs – KBZK Bozeman News

KBZK Bozeman NewsThat’s just one lesson to be gleaned from a lawsuit filed by a cheerleader for the Oakland Raiders, a National Football League team, which alleges sub-minimum wage pay…

The Super Bowl’s Real Ticket Masters Gear Up for the Biggest Game – Businessweek

The Super Bowl’s Real Ticket Masters Gear Up for the Biggest GameBusinessweekAverage prices for the most expensive events of 2013Most of all, they want to go to this year’s Super…

Ask the 12th Man: Seahawks ready to win it all – The Seattle Times

The Seattle TimesSeahawks fans say both the team and the community will enter this year’s Super Bowl with more confidence than in 2006, when Seattle’s first shot at a Super…

Super Bowl 2014: Broncos Will Blow Out Seahawks

Super Bowl 2014: Broncos Will Blow Out Seahawks Super Bowl 2014: Broncos Will Blow Out Seahawks http://ift.tt/LJKEx1 The Super Bowl 2014 is just less than two weeks away and the…

Brady vs. Manning: Breaking Down the Numbers – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalWhen Tom Brady and Peyton Manning square off in Sunday’s AFC championship game (Sun., 3 p.m. ET, CBS), it will rekindle one of the greatest individual rivalries in…

Cheapest Super Bowl Tickets Available With Level of Patience – Bloomberg

Cheapest Super Bowl Tickets Available With Level of PatienceBloombergThe biggest bargains on Super Bowl tickets go to those willing to run out the clock. Since 2010, the average ticket resale…

NFL playoffs capsule preview: Saints at Seahawks – San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco ChronicleNew Orleans (12-5) at Seattle (13-3). When: 1:35 p.m. Saturday TV/Radio: Channel: 2 Channel: 40 / (680). Line: Seahawks by 8. Series record: Seahawks lead 7-6. Last meeting:…

Charlie Strong says he’s excited to take over at Texas – USA TODAY

USA TODAYCharlie Strong said Sunday he is excited to be the new head coach at the University of Texas, citing the Longhorns’ history and tradition in college football. “I’m excited…

Green Bay Cold Threatens to Outfreeze NFL Ice Bowl Record – San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle(Updates with Bengals’ sellout in 10th paragraph.) Jan. 3 (Bloomberg) — The Green Bay Packers may be about to host the coldest game in National Football League history,…

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…

Rose Bowl preview: Michigan State vs. Stanford – National Football Post

National Football PostThe 2013-14 college football bowl season continues on New Year’s Day as the Rose Bowl takes place between Michigan State and Stanford in Pasadena. Here are some things…

Houston Texans Earn 2014 NFL Draft Number One Pick

The Houston Texans stand where they were before the 2006 NFL Draft: with the Number One Pick in the 2014 NFL Draft in May. The Texans, owned by Robert McNair,…

Jeff Garcia doesn’t think Kaepernick is close to Pro Bowl level? – FanSided

FanSidedDecember 23, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) passes the football against the Atlanta Falcons during the third quarter in the final regular season…

The Pro Bowl snub team – National Football Post

National Football PostChanges in the Pro Bowl format to unconferenced teams should have made all-star snubs less likely. However, despite the changes, there are plenty of deserving players who weren’t…

Chiefs and 49ers lead the way in Pro Bowl selection – Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune(Reuters) – The Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers each had a league-high eight players voted for next year’s Pro Bowl in Hawaii among the selections announced by…

Bears’ Gould gets 4-year contract extension – Chicago Tribune

Chicago TribuneRobbie Gould has a goal of topping Kevin Butler as the Bears’ all-time leading scorer, now within 96 points of doing so. Gould also has a vision of winning…

Super Bowl history: How the Super Bowl was born (Part 3 of 5) – The Star-Ledger – NJ.com

Super Bowl history: How the Super Bowl was born (Part 3 of 5)The Star-Ledger – NJ.comIn this third installment of how the Super Bowl was born, Star-Ledger columnist emeritus Jerry…

Ravens Matt Elam Called Megatron What?

What was Baltimore Ravens rookie safety Matt Elam thinking when asked about Calvin Johnson, aka Megatron…THE best wide receiver in the National Football League? Obviously he wasn’t or he wouldn’t…

Mike Tomlin Fined $100,000: Steelers Coach Impeded Jacoby Jones Kickoff Return

Mike Tomlin has been fined $100,000. Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin has been fined $100,000 by the National Football League for impeding the path of Baltimore Ravens Wide Receiver…