Monthly Archives: April 2018

Jonathan Martin facing five charges over threatening Instagram post, report says

Former NFL lineman Jonathan Martin was detained last month after posting an unsettling photo on Instagram that led to the temporary closing of Harvard-Westlake High School in Studio City, Calif., which Martin attended. According to TMZ, Martin was charged with making criminal threats and possessing a loaded firearm by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s […]

Steelers’ David DeCastro on NFL’s heads-up rule: ‘Might as well take the ball away while your at it’

The NFL announced a new rule last month that will penalize or even lead to ejection of players for lowering their helmets to initiate contact, sparking controversy among players and officials. Steelers guard David DeCastro, who has been known to make hard head-first hits throughout his career, was more than willing to share his honest […]

NFL Draft 2018: Aaron Rodgers gives QB tips to Josh Rosen, praises Sam Darnold

California quarterbacks stick together, apparently. Cal great Aaron Rodgers had high words of praise for UCLA QB Josh Rosen and USC’s Sam Darnold ahead of this month’s NFL Draft. Rodgers and Rosen worked out together before the latter’s Pro Day last month and shared multiple tips on what it takes to be a successful NFL […]

Dolphins cutting quarterback Brandon Doughty

“LeBron has led this charge and playing 81 out of 81 games,” Lue said. “It’s very easy for a guy to sit down when you’re going through the stuff we went through all season. I think he did a great job just leading by example, playing every game even though we were going through a […]

Cavs can’t overcome 30-point deficit as Sixers win 13th straight

Larry Nance Jr.’s tip-in attempt off an intentionally missed free throw by LeBron James bounced off the rim at the buzzer, cutting the Cleveland Cavaliers’ comeback against the 76ers just short in a 132-130 loss Friday night. As frantic as the finish was, what led up to it was even more remarkable: The Cavs trailed […]

Dolphins sign exclusive rights free agent Jake Brendel

Center Jake Brendel signed his exclusive rights tender with the Dolphins. Brendel, 25, played all 16 games last season as a reserve offensive lineman. He also saw action on special teams. He played a total of 67 snaps in 2017. Juan Lagares, another right-handed hitter, could be in play for a start in center field. […]

NFL Draft 2018: Five channels to provide coverage, for first time

Back in 1979, the late NFL commissioner Pete Rozelle was surprised when ESPN offered to televise the draft. Why would anybody watch, asked Rozelle. Times have changed. Now Rozelle’s successors at the NFL seemingly won’t be happy until there’s a law that all fans must watch the NFL Draft. Or else. On Wednesday, the NFL […]

Packers’ appeal of Martellus Bennett grievance has not been heard yet

The Packers’ appeal of an arbitrator’s decision in their grievance against Martellus Bennett could take a while. Packers president Mark Murphy said the appeal has not been heard yet, Rob Demovsky of ESPN reports. Thus, Green Bay is having to count Bennett’s $4.2 million in dead money on this year’s salary cap. Arbitrator Stephen Burbank […]

Manziel needs to play well in Canada to get back to the NFL

The plan made sense — take #ComebackSZN to The Spring League, dominate it, get a spot on a 90-man NFL offseason roster, work to get from 90 to 53. The performance in his debut likely wasn’t sufficiently dominant to trigger steps three and four. Given that an NFL contract likely won’t be coming based on […]

Jed York will make final call on Reuben Foster’s future with 49ers

CEO Jed York took responsibility for what the 49ers will decide as more information becomes available on linebacker Reuben Foster. The 49ers have dealt with off-field issues in the past involving Aldon Smith, Ray McDonald, Bruce Miller and Tramaine Brock. Each of those players were released after off-field incidents. Smith and McDonald had multiple run-ins […]