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…

Potential loss of Super Bowl got Arizona’s attention – NBCSports.com

NBCSports.com“We were talking about losing the Super Bowl. Can you imagine the economic impact?” Senator John McCain told Poltico. “We saw that movie before with S.B. 1070. It took us…

Arizona’s experience with controversial laws and boycotts – Washington Post

Washington PostNearly 250 gay rights supporters protested Arizona’s controversial bill at the state capitol last Friday. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin). The state of Arizona is in the news right now…

Franchise/transition tags: Dolphins – ESPN (blog)

Franchise/transition tags: DolphinsESPN (blog)I expect the Dolphins to use the exclusive tag on Pro Bowl cornerback Brent Grimes this year. Miami cannot afford to lose its most consistent defensive player…

Poll results: Brent Grimes biggest free agent – ESPN (blog)

Poll results: Brent Grimes biggest free agentESPN (blog)Pro Bowl cornerback Brent Grimes was a no-brainer choice as Miami’s biggest in-house free agent. Grimes received more than 90 percent of the…

Super Bowl XLVIII: Seattle Seahawks Vs. Denver Broncos

This Super Bowl Sunday, the Seattle Seahawks will take on the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII, the first Super Bowl in the New York City region, and one originally…

Raptors nip Nets on Patterson’s steal, hoop – Reuters

ReutersRaptors nip Nets on Patterson’s steal, hoop. NEW YORK — Patrick Patterson hasn’t played football since he was at Huntington High School in West Virginia, but the 6-foot-9 forward looked…

Pro Bowl: Team Rice clinch dramatic win over Team Sanders – SkySports

SkySportsA two-point conversion helped Team Rice snatch victory from Team Sanders 22-21 in the Pro Bowl in Honolulu on Sunday. Team Rice had been trailing 21-14 in the final minute,…

Mike Tolbert conversion seals Team Rice’s Pro Bowl win – USA TODAY

USA TODAYHONOLULU (AP) — Dallas running back DeMarco Murray caught a 20-yard pass for a touchdown and Carolina running back Mike Tolbert plunged into the end zone for a 2-point…

Foxworth: Players concerned about injuring teammates in Pro Bowl – USA TODAY

USA TODAYDomonique Foxworth isn’t in Honolulu, but he’s monitoring Pro Bowl festivities closely from home, hoping the all-star game he played a large role in saving gets the jolt of…

2014 Pro Bowl Draft Picks – San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco ChroniclePage 1 of 1. Sunday, Jan. 26. At Aloha Stadium. Honolulu. Completion of Pro Bowl draft will take place Wednesday, Jan. 22. (THROUGH DAY 1). TEAM RICE. Quarterbacks…

NaVorro Bowman injury: PFT reports 49ers fear ACL and MCL tear – Niners Nation

Niners Nation49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman suffered a tough knee injury in Sunday’s loss to the Seahawks. We break down the latest news surrounding the injury. New to Niners Nation? Sign…

Former Pro Bowl safety Darren Sharper arrested on felony charge – USA TODAY

USA TODAYFormer Pro Bowl safety Darren Sharper was arrested Friday in Los Angeles on a felony charge, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department website. The 38-year-old Sharper was…

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…

Megatron and Suh to Pro Bowl – FOXSports.com

FOXSports.comReceiver Calvin Johnson and defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh are the only Detroit Lions players who were selected to play in the Pro Bowl. It’€™s Johnson’€™s fourth straight invite and the…

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…

Tom Brady one of four Patriots named to Pro Bowl team – Boston Globe

Boston GlobeFOXBOROUGH — The NFL announced the 2013 Pro Bowl selections Friday night, and the Patriots have four players among the 85 named to the team: quarterback Tom Brady, guard…

49ers have 8 on Pro Bowl rosters – San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco ChronicleFor the second year in a row, the 49ers have had eight players selected to the Pro Bowl. For the second year in a row, they hope none…

Pro Bowl 2014: Rosters announced; new format erases AFC-NFC lines – SportingNews.com

SportingNews.comThe rosters for the 2014 Pro Bowl game were announced Friday night. Least surprising development: Peyton Manning is in the quarterback group. Manning, who has thrown an NFL-record 51 touchdown…

Chiefs, 49ers lead Pro Bowl selections with 8 each – USA TODAY

USA TODAYThe San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs each had eight players named to the Pro Bowl, the NFL announced Friday night. Five teams, including the Green Bay Packers…

2014 NFL Pro Bowl: Player draft highlights change in format – Philly.com

Philly.comInstead of dividing them up by conference, the league’s top players will all be put in a pool and drafted into teams by Jerry Rice and Deion Sanders. With three…

2014 Pro Bowl, Presented by McDonald’s, Features New Format For NFL All-Star Game

This is the official NFL Press Release on the news of the Pro Bowl changes for 2014: 2014 PRO BOWL, PRESENTED BY MCDONALD’S, FEATURES NEW FORMAT FOR NFL ALL-STAR GAME…

Ravens Re-Sign Fullback Vonta Leach

Apparently you can go home again. That’s what former Baltimore Ravens fullback Vonta Leach did today. The Ravens cut Leach in June when they failed to agree on a contract…

Ravens GM Confident Team Can Make Playoffs

The Baltimore Ravens roster looks a bit different from the how it did when they won Super Bowl XLVII on February 3. The Ravens lost many key defensive players including…

Minnesota Vikings – Still Work to Do at WR

A mercurial wide receiver wears out his welcome, but not before his team makes a playoff appearance against Green Bay. After the season, which ends in an early playoff exit,…

NFL Commissioner State Of The NFL Press Conference

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell gives his annual “State Of The NFL” press conference before each Super Bowl Game, and New Orleans is no exception. What follows is the transcript from…

This is it, Ravens vs. 49ers…Winner Take All

And here we are; the game we’ve been waiting for all season…Super Bowl XLVII! Kickoff takes place at 6:30pm ET at the Superdome in New Orleans. It is the Baltimore…

Super Bowl XLVII Preview: Baltimore Ravens v. San Francisco 49ers

The NFL media website has great information about the Super Bowl for NFL members like this blogger. One of them is this preview document that was posted in the website.…

NFL Pro Bowl Roster: Peyton Manning, Andrew Luck, Record Number Of Rookies At QB

The NFL Pro Bowl is today, and this year’s football all-star game features a surprise: former Indianapolis Colts and now Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning and former Stanford Cardinal and…

Ravens Defeat Colts in AFC Wild-Card Game

After an inconsistent season with a banged up defense, the Baltimore Ravens pulled off a 24-9 win in the wild-card game of the playoffs against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday.…

Ravens’ Ray Lewis To Retire After This Season

We knew this would happen, we just didn’t expect it to happen now. Baltimore Ravens’ middle linebacker Ray Lewis announced that he will retire at the end of the season.…

Ray Lewis: Good Or Bad For The Ravens?

Ravens Nation was devastated when Pro Bowl linebacker Ray Lewis tore his triceps at the end of the Ravens vs. Cowboys game on October 14. Lewis had surgery to repair…

Birds Fly West To Battle Bolts

Ugly is the only word to describe last season’s meeting with the San Diego Chargers. The Baltimore Ravens lost 34-14, an embarrassing loss that will hopefully motivate them to play…

Ravens’ Linebacker Ellerbe Steps It Up In Bmore

It was a devastating day when Baltimore Ravens’ Pro Bowl linebacker Ray Lewis tore his triceps during the Ravens/Cowboys game in October.  “Next man up” Dannell Ellerbe is living up…