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Silver And Black Pride Jul 23, 2016

Raiders rookie scouting report: LB Cory James

The Raiders increased their depth at linebacker in the sixth round of the 2016 NFL Draft when they selected Colorado State's Cory James. What does James bring to the table and how will he contribute with the Silver and Black? Measurables: Height: 6'0" Weight: 245 lbs Stats: 2015: 65 Tackles, 2 Sacks, 10 Tackles For Loss 2014: 51 Tackles, 6.5 Sacks, 8.5 Tackles For Loss 2013: 60 Tackles, 8 Sacks, 12 Tackles For Loss 2012: 54 Tackles, 7.5 Sacks, 10.5 Tackles For Loss Awards: 2015: Second-Team All-Mountain West 2012: First-Team All-Freshman, Second-Team All-Mountain West Strengths: James was a...
Bleeding Green Nation Jul 22, 2016

Eagles will sign former Ravens safety, per report

The Eagles are adding more depth where it's needed. The Eagles are expected to make another roster addition prior to the start of training camp. Philadelphia will sign free agent safety Nick Perry, according to a report from Matt Zenitz of AL.com. Perry, who is not to be confused with the veteran Green Bay Packers linebacker of the same name, measures in at 6-1, 211 pounds. Perry played for Alabama from 2010 through 2014. During that time, he racked up 119 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss, two sacks, two interceptions, and nine passes defensed. After going undrafted in the 2015 NFL Draft,...

Murphy offers little detail on NFL investigation of Peppers, Matthews

Green Bay On the first day of training camp next week, NFL officials will travel to Green Bay to interview Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers, two players linked to performance enhancers and other drugs in a report by Al Jazeera last December.

Sports Briefs Tuesday

The other active players implicated by the Al-Jazeera report are Green Bay linebackers Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers, and free-agent linebacker Mike Neal, who played the past six seasons with the Packers. Peyton Manning, who is now retired, also was cited in Al-Jazeera’s doping report in December.
Steelers Gab Jul 12, 2016

Steelers LB Harrison Responds to NFL Interview Request Regarding Al Jazeera Report

Steelers linebacker James Harrison is back in the news, as reports state he has responded to the NFL’s request to interview him regarding an Al Jazeera report with a sworn affidavit. The story states that Harrison says he’s never violated the league’s policy on performance-enhancing substances. ESPN’s Adam Schefter tweeted out the sworn affidavit, which you can see below. “I have never violated the NFL Policy Performance Enhancing Substances,” the report read. The report implicated Harrison, Julius Peppers and Clay Matthews. On his Instagram last month, Harrison said he’ll do an...
Acme Packing Company Jul 11, 2016

Cheese Curds, 7/11: Packers trend towards bigger linebackers, Backman hopes for breakout

Green Bay has tended to go with bigger players on the front seven recently, with linemen converts all over the depth chart. Over the past several years, the Green Bay Packers have taken several players who played defensive end in a 4-3 system and converted them to outside linebackers. Nick Perry and Julius Peppers are just a few of the bigger names who have made that transition, but it is one that is fairly common for NFL teams that run a 3-4 defense. What is more unusual is the Packers' propensity of late to take 3-4 ends and convert them to a stand-up linebacker role, as they did with...
Acme Packing Company Jul 6, 2016

Packers’ Randall Cobb ranked among NFL’s best slot players for 2016

Though he had a down year last season, the Packers’ inside receiver is still one of the best at his job in the entire league. We at Acme Packing Company are admittedly biased in favor of the Green Bay Packers. When another website site criticizes a player, it’s natural for us to poke holes in that criticism - as we did when Pro Football Focus ranked Julius Peppers’ contract as one of the worst at his position. On the other hand, we are happy to see tangible statistics used to justify ranking a Packer as one of the best at his job, as you will see here. With that bias acknowledged, we...
Acme Packing Company Jun 29, 2016

Cheese Curds, 6/29: NFLPA to fight Matthews/Peppers interviews; Packers too popular for UK game

If you think the Players' Union is going to just roll over and let the league grill a couple of its members about some tenuous (at best) allegations, think again. The Green Bay Packers' 2016 offseason has been a largely quiet one, and has seen just a single significant off-the-field storyline affecting the roster, a welcome change from 2015 which featured a couple of arrests. No, this year's story is not even a story, according to the NFL Players Association - it centers around the performance-enhancing drug allegations against Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers in a report from last fall...
Battle Red Blog Jun 28, 2016

Remembering Buddy Ryan

Buddy Ryan was only in Houston for one year, but he made an impact fans here won't forget. To many football fans, this is the first thing that comes to mind when Buddy Ryan's name is mentioned: Indeed, Buddy's single-season run as the Houston Oilers' defensive coordinator was memorable, but not only because he threw a punch at Kevin Gilbride. Likewise, Buddy Ryan's coaching career in the NFL was noteworthy for the breadth of his accomplishments, from commanding arguably the greatest defense of all time with the Chicago Bears in 1985, to his tenure as the head coach with the Philadelphia...
Daily Norseman Jun 28, 2016

Tuesday Open Thread: June 28, 2016

It's Tuesday, and the daily thread is open for business! Merry Tuesday everyone! Welcome to another slow day of not much NFL news in this exhilarating off-season. Around the DN since our last open thread: Ted shared the story that Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers will be interviewed by the NFL regarding the use of performance enhancing drugs, if the NFL gets its way. I'm sure you're all shocked, as I am, that Clay Matthews is suspected of using PEDs. My sarcasm font is broken, sorry. The Vikings announced the new PA announcer for U.S. Bank Stadium. Vikings news from...

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