12:32 PM EDT, Wed August 20, 2014
Daily Norseman 22 hours ago
What Should Ponder’s Future With The Vikings Hold?

What Should Ponder’s Future With The Vikings Hold?

LET’S TALK ABOUT CHRISTIAN PONDER YOU GUYS RAWR RAWR RAWR One of our most favoritest topics around here is the news surrounding our failed first round pick and current third string quarterback, Christian Ponder. I mean, lord knows I'm constantly dying to hear how he's doing, what's new with him, all the latest gossip! But in all seriousness though, there has been a fair amount of discussion regarding his future with the team. In theory, having him as a third string QB seemed like we had the best third stringer in the NFL. Look, for as much vitriol as is fairly thrown towards his...
Finding room for George Johnson on the Lions' 53-man roster

Finding room for George Johnson on the Lions' 53-man roster

Defensive end George Johnson is deserving of a spot on the Detroit Lions' 53-man roster, but how should the team go about finding room for him? When the Detroit Lions signed defensive end George Johnson back in April, I wrote this: At this point, Johnson looks like a camp body. He is slated to be behind Ziggy Ansah, Jason Jones, Devin Taylor and Darryl Tapp on the depth chart, and the Lions also recently added Kourtnei Brown. And considering the Lions could still use a draft pick on a defensive end, Johnson's chances of sticking around as a member of the 53-man roster don't seem great,...
Bleeding Green Nation 38 mins ago
Eagles release RB David Fluellen

Eagles release RB David Fluellen

UDFA out of Toledo had only 6 carries in the pre-season A day after acquiring RB Kenjon Barner, the Eagles cleared up some of the log jam at running back by releasing David Fluellen. An undrafted rookie out of Toldeo where he was an two time All-MAC selection, Fluellen was in competition with Matthew Tucker and Henry Josey for a roster spot before the team added Barner late last night. Fluellen had six carries for 25 yards in the Eagles pre-season opener against the Bears, but missed the following week's game against the Patriots with a calf injury. Could another transaction be on the...
Detroit Lions' Dominic Raiola (and not Ndamukong Suh) named preseason All-Pro by NFL.com

Detroit Lions' Dominic Raiola (and not Ndamukong Suh) named preseason All-Pro by NFL.com

Dominic Raiola has played 13 NFL seasons without so much as a single Pro Bowl nod. And all of the sudden, at age 35, he's a preseason All-Pro?
Daily Norseman 16 hours ago

NFL Expands Practice Squad To Ten Players

They've also tweaked the eligibility for two positions A little while ago the NFL announced the expansion of the practice squad from eight players to 10. The official statement from the league: The NFL and the NFL Players Association have agreed to expand NFL Practice Squads for the 2014 and 2015 seasons. Absent an extension of the agreement, the current rules will be reinstated beginning with the 2016 season. Under the agreement, 2014 and 2015 Practice Squads will increase from the current maximum of eight players to 10 players. In addition, the criteria for Practice Squad eligibility has...
Colt Lyerla waive-injured, may remain in Packers' plans

Colt Lyerla waive-injured, may remain in Packers' plans

Green Bay --- Colt Lyerlas time in Green Bay may not be up yet. The undrafted tight end from Oregon was waived with injury designation Tuesday, though remains hopeful the team will place him on injured reserve once he clears waivers.
Chicago Sun-Times 11 hours ago

Mike Ditka blames ‘political correct idiots’ for Redskins controversy

Former Bears coach and ESPN analyst Mike Ditka has weighed in on the Washington Redskins nickname controversy, saying he finds it “so stupid it’s appalling.” In an interview with RedskinsHistorian.com, Ditka made it clear he had no plans to refrain from using the team nickname during the season, as some NFL announcers have said they are considering. From the interview: “What’s all the stink over the Redskin name? It’s so much [expletive] it’s...

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Detroit News 24 mins ago

Lions coaches pushing Nick Fairley to get back on track

Fairley has more work to do to earn back his starting job from C.J. Mosley. The Lions demoted Fairley, a first-round pick in 2011, at the start of training camp last week, and he's remained with the second-team defense since.
Chicago Sun-Times 46 mins ago

Who will replace Devin Hester for Bears?

It was a different position at a different level, but kick returner Micheal Spurlock knows what it’s like to replace a legend.
Detroit Lions hopeful Ezekiel Ansah makes preseason debut Friday against Jaguars

Detroit Lions hopeful Ezekiel Ansah makes preseason debut Friday against Jaguars

Some players, such as Calvin Johnson, don't need to play a lot in the preseason because of their experience and job security. But Ansah is not one of those players. He played only three years of football before going fifth overall to the Lions in last year's draft. And now he's entering only his second professional season.

Bears to ease in Santonio Holmes

  Chicago Bears reporter Michael Wright says Santonio Holmes might not see much playing time against Seattle.
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 3 hours ago

Access Vikings morning walkthrough: Ponder, Bridgewater vs. Manziel and more

Every weekday, our Vikings reporters walk you through what’s happening with the team that day. WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED — QB Christian Ponder not written off by Vikings coaching staff. — Jim Souhan thinks QB Teddy Bridgewater has been more poised than Browns QB Johnny Manziel. — Mark Craig looks at the “points of emphasis” causing more penalties in the preseason. — WR Jerome Simpson said meeting with NFL went great. — RB Adrian Peterson likely won’t play during the preseason. TWEET OF THE (YESTER)DAY Chad Greenway and @ceeflashpee84 aid @StarTribune‘s @markcraignfl and...
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 3 hours ago

VikesCentric: In search of interceptions

No NFL team has fewer interceptions over the last three seasons than the Minnesota Vikings.
Detroit Free Press 3 hours ago

Lions roster cuts: GM, coach will discuss and sometimes disagree

Martin Mayhew has had final say over the Detroit Lions' roster since taking over as general manager early in the 2008 season, and when the team makes final cuts next week, it will be Mayhew's decision on who stays and who goes. Lions coach Jim Caldwell said Mayhew 'certainly' and 'without question' casts the deciding vote when it comes to roster choices, though the process of picking a team is collaborative.
Jim Caldwell values players who will help Detroit Lions win now, but Martin Mayhew will make final roster calls

Jim Caldwell values players who will help Detroit Lions win now, but Martin Mayhew will make final roster calls

Caldwell values production over potential since winning is his top priority, but the general manager must balance that win-now attitude while building toward the future.

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    Dominic Raiola

    Detroit Lions' Dominic Raiola (and not Ndamukong Suh) named preseason All-Pro by NFL.com

  • 4 Jay Cutler

    Jay Cutler

    Arkush: Bears' QB Jay Cutler looks, acts like changed man

  • 3 Santonio Holmes

    Santonio Holmes

    Bears to ease in Santonio Holmes

  • 3 Giorgio Tavecchio

    Giorgio Tavecchio

    Lions notes: Nate Freese, Giorgio Tavecchio, more

  • 3 Christian Ponder

    Christian Ponder

    Access Vikings morning walkthrough: Ponder, Bridgewater vs. Manziel and more

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