7:33 PM EDT, Mon September 01, 2014
Blogging The Boys 33 mins ago

Are The Cowboys Going To Part Ways With Ahmad Dixon?

Did the hard-hitting rookie talk his way off the roster with his unapologetic attitude following being fined for an illegal hit? The Dallas Cowboys waived seventh-round rookie safety Ahmad Dixon to make room for special teams ace C.J. Spillman. The conventional wisdom was that the Cowboys would then try to get Dixon on the practice squad. But tweets sent by various reporters during Jason Garrett's Monday press conference raised some sudden doubts as to whether the Baylor product has any future with the Cowboys at all. Garrett says they're hopeful they can put Wetzel on the practice squad....
David Fucillo / Niners Nation 41 mins ago
Alex Boone passes 49ers physical, 3 players signed to practice squad

Alex Boone passes 49ers physical, 3 players signed to practice squad

The San Francisco 49ers welcomed back Alex Boone on Monday, and signed three players to their practice squad. We take a look at all the news. The San Francisco 49ers took care of several pieces of business Monday afternoon. The most important piece of news is that Alex Boone has passed his physical. The 49ers announced they requested a roster exemption, which allows him to remain off the 53-man roster for now. Boone would need to be added to the 53-man roster to play in a game, so we'll wait and see how long the 49ers use the exemption. If they want to work him back in slowly, they could...

Jim Caldwell's quotes from Monday

A recap of Jim Caldwell's comments from Monday. Below is a look at what Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell had to say on Monday. (Quotes provided by the Lions.) Opening Statement: "I think anytime you go through a weekend like this it's difficult and then obviously, there's some exciting parts of it as well, once it's all completed. The difficult part is, you have a number of young men that certainly maybe have to look to accomplish their dreams and fulfill their dreams at other places. They worked hard for us and did a tremendous job. The way it goes, often times with the numbers...
Vikings Gab 1 hour ago

Meet the 2014 Minnesota Vikings Practice Squad

Some of the players who the Vikings cut Saturday got a consolation prize yesterday with a practice squad contract. The Vikings signed 9 players on Sunday and rounded out the squad today by adding cornerback Chris Greenwood . Let’s take a look at what makes a player eligible for the practice squad: First, a player […]
Cat Scratch Reader 1 hour ago
SB Nation Panther Preview: What was right and wrong?

SB Nation Panther Preview: What was right and wrong?

The SB Nation NFL preview came out this week and as usual, they got a lot right about the Panthers. Let's take a look at what they had to say and see if we all see eye to eye. Of all the NFL previews, SB Nation's is one I routinely agree with, year in and year out. Perhaps it's having a network of plugged-in blogs (such as this one), but I find they have their finger on the pulse more often than not. It's refreshing seeing a media outlet not follow the national media party line. Here is this year's NFL Preview and more specifically, Carolina's page. I encourage you to read it, if you...
Cat Scratch Reader 1 hour ago

2014 Carolina Panthers captains: Cam Newton, Luke Kuechly headline list of 6

There are no surprises or drama in the 2014 group. The Carolina Panthers have named their 2014 captains and the build up was decidedly less dramatic than a year ago. Instead of waiting to see if Cam Newton would become a first-time leader, instead the selections were a group of easy decisions, players who represent the vision of the team moving forward and a further transition of leadership from the prior regime. Offense Cam Newton, Greg Olsen and Ryan Kalil lead the offensive unit in 2014. It's the first time Olsen has been added to the group of leaders, taking a position vacated by Jordan...
Windy City Gridiron 1 hour ago

Ten Thoughts on the NFL: Chicago Bears and beyond

Real live NFL action will be kicking off in just a few days! I'm so excited! And I just can't hide it! I'm about to loose control and I think I like it! 1) If I were the New England Patriots I think I'd be extra cautious with tight end Rob Gronkowski. He claims he'll be good to go week one, but with his injury history I'd limit his snaps the first few weeks. 2) There's no way I'd put my All Pro free safety back to return punts, but that's exactly what the Seattle Seahawks are doing with Earl Thomas. Kudos to head coach Pete Carroll for sticking to his word on an open competition, but I...

49ers practice squad: John Fullington latest to join the 10-man squad

The San Francisco 49ers have reportedly signed offensive lineman John Fullington to their practice squad. We break down the implications for the offensive line. The San Francisco 49ers continue to fill up their practice squad. The 49ers announced the first seven players on Sunday, and now Eric Branch is reporting they have officially signed an eighth player. Branch is reporting the 49ers signed offensive lineman John Fullington. Matt Barrows tweeted that Fullington played primarily at guard through camp, but he can also play tackle. Fullington was a 3-year starter at Washington State, and...
Field Gulls 1 hour ago
Seahawks re-sign WR Bryan Walters, waive WR Phil Bates

Seahawks re-sign WR Bryan Walters, waive WR Phil Bates

The Seahawks have re-signed receiver and special teams ace Bryan Walters and released Phil Bates. Bates initially made the final roster over Walters on Saturday, leading to the conclusion that Earl Thomas would be the Seahawks' full time punt returner, but with the re-addition of Bates it's looking like Seattle feels better about what Walters can do back there. The rationale for releasing Walters initially before bringing him back a couple days later is a little unclear but may come down to a little gamesmanship on ways to sneak Bates onto the practice squad. Now that teams have gone...
Canal Street Chronicles 2 hours ago

Saints News, 9/1/14: It's Falcons Week!

Finally! The regular season starts this week. Tweets Its Falcons week! #NOvsATL http://t.co/HEJNDYybpz— New Orleans Saints (@Saints) September 1, 2014 Jonathan Goodwin will now wear No. 55. Other #Saints jersey number changes: http://t.co/Qms6X77VZv pic.twitter.com/RMs7vrQitr— New Orleans Saints (@Saints) September 1, 2014 My buddy @alexmack55 had 55 in Cle. So I opted for the dopest/ugliest alternative w/ 99. Also Rick Vaughns number! @WhoDatDad6 @JonVilma51— Scott Fujita (@sfujita55) September 1, 2014 Rams sign 10 to practice squad, none of them Michael Sam...
Blogging The Boys 2 hours ago

Have Dallas Cowboys Found Their Starting Linebackers?

The Cowboys coaches appear to have finally settled on their starting lineup at linebacker with Bruce Carter, Rolando McClain and Justin Durant. Throughout training camp, the Cowboys have consistently talked about finding best three guys to be their starting linebackers, as Jason Garrett said in mid August: "At the end of the day, we need to find our best three linebackers and the best combination of guys to start for us in base," Garrett said. What may not seem like a big deal on many other teams is a big deal in Dallas, and not just because the Cowboys lost middle linebacker Sean Lee...
Hogs Haven 2 hours ago

Redskins Add Akeem Davis and LB Chaz Sutton to the Practice Squad

The Redskins now have a full 10 player practice squad after adding two players today. Safety Akeem Davis was waived yesterday to make room for Duke Ihenacho who was claimed on waivers from the Denver Broncos. The Redskins coaches were very high on Davis's special teams abilities and Coach Gruden said they wanted to find a way to keep him on the team. Davis now has the chance to stay with the team, while working on getting back to the 53-man roster that he was on for less than a day. Team sources said yesterday after he was cut, that the plan was to sign him to the practice squad if he...
David Fucillo / Niners Nation 2 hours ago
General managers concerned about 'media circus' surrounding Michael Sam are incompetent

General managers concerned about 'media circus' surrounding Michael Sam are incompetent

Michael Sam was released by the St. Louis Rams over the weekend. While their depth at defensive line makes this an easy move to understand, other GMs are reportedly hesitant because of concerns over media coverage. That is cowardly. NFL roster cuts wrapped up over the weekend, leaving teams with their final 53 players, and the start of their practice squads. The St. Louis Rams released Michael Sam, and since then he has not signed to any practice squad. The Rams decision to release Sam makes sense, given their incredible depth along the defensive line. Since then, we've had two separate...
Battle Red Blog 2 hours ago
St. Louis Rams Claim Case Keenum

St. Louis Rams Claim Case Keenum

Houston's favorite son is on his way to the "show me" state. Adam Schefter has reported that Case Keenum is now a St. Louis Ram. Rams claimed QB Case Keenum on waivers, per team official. Rams spent a lot time researching Keenum past 24 hours. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 1, 2014 The former Houston Cougar, who was released yesterday after the trade for Ryan Mallett, provided his fair share of exciting moments for the Texans last season. From damn near beating the (at the time) undefeated Kansas City Chiefs to a brilliant first half performance...
Ed Valentine / Big Blue View 2 hours ago

Giants Practice Squad: OT Mark Asper added

Giants sign offensive tackle Mark Asper to their practice squad. Follow @BigBlueView The New York Giants have added an eighth player to their 2014 practice squad, signing offensive tackle Mark Asper. Asper signed with the Giants on July 29 and played in four of the five preseason games. He was released in the final cutdown on Saturday. In those four games, Asper played 122 snaps and earned a Pro Football Focus grade of -1.2. The 6-foot-6, 319-pound 28-year-old played one game for the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2012 and appeared in six games for the Buffalo Bills in 2013. The other players...
Turf Show Times 3 hours ago
Rams claim Case Keenum off waivers

Rams claim Case Keenum off waivers

The Rams grabbed a veteran quarterback to fill out their roster. The St. Louis Rams have reportedly added a veteran quarterback to their roster. The team claimed former Houston Texans signal caller Case Keenum, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Rams claimed QB Case Keenum on waivers, per team official. Rams spent a lot time researching Keenum past 24 hours. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 1, 2014 Keenum joined the Texans as an undrafted free agent in 2012. He made eight starts in relief of a terrible Matt Schaub last season, and exciting moment for Houston fans who once...
Ed Valentine / Big Blue View 3 hours ago

Odell Beckham Jr. appreciates support of Tom Coughlin

Beckham says it's 'great to have that feeling' that the coach has your back. There was a time during training camp when New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin was clearly annoyed by the hamstring injury dogging Odell Beckham Jr. and seemed to wonder if the first-round pick was doing everything he could to get back on the field. Well, the injury is still there but Coughlin's annoyance with Beckham is not. Coughlin has turned that toward the media, telling them in no uncertain terms on Monday that he doesn't want to hear any more questions about Beckham. Beckham said Monday that he appreciates...
Turf Show Times 3 hours ago
ESPN channels spirit of Billy Mays for 2014 Rams predictions

ESPN channels spirit of Billy Mays for 2014 Rams predictions

Putting ESPN on Blast ESPN predicted a last place finish for the Rams in their NFL Season Preview. On its own, that's not too harsh of a statement as the Rams play in the toughest division in football. However, looking a little deeper into their predictions, it's astonishing just how bad they think the Rams are going to be. These predictions may seem a bit more accurate post-Sam Bradford ACL 2.0, but keep in mind the predictions were made in the September issue of ESPN the Magazine ... which was released and in my living room BEFORE Bradford re-injured his ACL which adds insult to...
Field Gulls 3 hours ago

NFL unPower Rankings for Week 1, 2014: We back like a Poltergeist

It's time to commence another season but watch out, that Beast Mode might be coming for you through the TV screen! The unPower Rankings are like your typical power rankings in that I rank the power of all 32 NFL teams, but different because this time the worst is first. Think of it like a mix between the draft order and a power rankings, because in reality, the draft order is infinitely more important in the real world than an arbitrary ordering of teams based on one man's opinion. However, in September, October, November, and December, people seem to care a lot more about the arbitrary...
The Falcoholic 3 hours ago
Your Falcons vs. Saints Memories

Your Falcons vs. Saints Memories

Share your fondest and worst memories of one of the NFL's finest rivalries. With the Falcons-Saints game only a few days away, it's time to dig deep into your memory banks and withdraw some memories. And stuff. I'm hoping you all will share your best and worst memories of this rivalry over the years, which should spark plenty of discussion for the rest of the week. If your only memories consist of Saints defeats, then share all of those so we can enjoy them. If they consist solely of Falcons losses, then you are a long-suffering fan and you should probably consider self-medication. Enjoy...

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