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Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Atlanta’s Super Bowl just 200 days away

Super Bowl 53 is 200 days away and a lot has already been accomplished before 71,000-plus pack into Mercedes-Benz Stadium for the NFL’s marquee event.

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Warrick Dunn gets Super Bowl role as Atlanta countdown hits 200 days

The countdown to Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta will mark a milestone Wednesday – 200 days to go – with an announcement that former Falcons star Warrick Dunn will serve as honorary captain of the large team of volunteers being recruited to help stage the mega-event.

Arrowhead Pride

Meet Arrowhead Pride’s new deputy editor, John Dixon

How I got here: Lenny and Otis, Warren Moon, and a potato cannon I was 9 years old in January 1967, when the Kansas City Chiefs lost to the Green Bay Packers in the AFL-NFL Championship Game (which would later officially be called Super Bowl I). I remember being excited about the game, watching it on TV from our home in Warrensburg, Missouri, and being disappointed by the loss. I really remember very little else. But I clearly remember January 11, 1970, when the Chiefs played the Minnesota Vikings in Super Bowl IV. Even almost 50 years later, in my mind’s eye, I can see Len Dawson’s...

www.milehighreport.com

Should the Broncos make their color rush helmet their permanent gameday helmet?

If there was one uniform change I could make for the Denver Broncos, it would be the color rush helmet all day, every day. Sometimes the retro look becomes the better look again. When the Denver Broncos first switched from the old school uniform in 1997 to the new look, I personally felt like the team was being born again. I loved the old uniform, but after three Super Bowl losses in the 1980s and the Jacksonville Jaguars playoff game in 1996, I was ready for a change. The rest was history, The Broncos won back-to-back Super Bowl championships, ending their 38-year drought as a franchise....

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Darrelle Revis, former Pitt star, retires after 11 NFL seasons

Darrelle Revis, a star at Aliquippa High School, one of the best players in the history of Pitt football and a seven-time Pro Bowl cornerback, retired on Wednesday.

Times-Picayune

New Orleans Saints 2018 roster rankings: No. 3 Michael Thomas

Michael Thomas became the first Pro Bowl wide receiver with the Saints in the Drew Brees era

Times-Picayune

Saints to sign veteran running back Shane Vereen: report

The Saints will be without Pro Bowl running back Mark Ingram for the first four regular season games.

SNY TV

Former Giant Chris Snee: 'I look forward' to watching Will Hernandez

Former Giant and two-time Super Bowl champion Chris Snee said he is 'looking forward' to watching rookie guard Will Hernandez.

Bleeding Green Nation

What They’re Saying 2018 Special Edition, Best of the Best Volume I: The Oracles

History Unfolding Welcome to a special edition of WTS, a collection of the best (and worst) comments, opinions, and predictions throughout the 2017 Super Bowl season. Volume I, The Oracles, will act more as a historical time-line then a traditional WTS, dealing with many of the events and predictions leading up to the first game of the 2017 season. This includes players, coaches, analysts, and fans. Volume II, The Season, will highlight the comments and fluid game predictions throughout the actual season, and will more closely resemble a traditional WTS. I scoured through each of the...

www.milehighreport.com

Broncos great Trevor Pryce is having a great time in retirement

Trevor Pryce joined Orange and Blue 760 and talked preseason with the First and 10 crew, and his new career creating shows for Netflix and Disney. Trevor Pryce joined Orange and Blue 760 First and 10 at 10. As a two time Super Bowl champion, and one of the best defensive players in Denver Broncos history, Pryce was a beast on the field. He gave some great insight into the mindset of a player heading into training camp. However, the coolest part of his interview came when he discussed his life after football. As I listened to Pryce discuss his projects it was fascinating to hear him talk...

Minneapolis Star-Tribune

2018 camp preview: Is Kirk Cousins the Vikings' final piece for a Super Bowl run?

The Vikings begin reporting to the first training camp July 24 at the TCO Performance Center in Eagan. The first full-team practice is July 28. Check here for new details on tickets, parking and times. Before then, the Star Tribune will take a look at each position group. Wednesday: Quarterbacks On the 90-man roster: 4 quarterbacks Locks: QB Kirk Cousins, QB Trevor Siemian   Practice squad candidates: QB Kyle Sloter, QB Peter Pujals Changes  (+) Signed Kirk Cousins to a three-year, $84 million contract that was fully guaranteed, marking the first such fully guaranteed NFL contract of...

Niner Nation

49ers Super Bowl XXIV ring goes up for sale on Pawn Stars

It’s just not the type of ring you’re thinking of A couple weeks ago, we found video from the show Pawn Stars showing a 49ers memorabilia collector trying to pawn a few authentic Super Bowl rings. Well, I guess the 49ers are a popular team because another Super Bowl ring showed up on the show, but not a ring you’d expect. A former 49ers cheerleader brought her Super Bowl XXIV ring to sell on the show. This is a ring given out to the cheerleaders to the team and as such is significantly different. This difference is where things get rather interesting. The seller tries to pawn it...

OC Register

Bonsignore: 3 lesser-known Rams who need to have big years to fulfill team’s Super Bowl goals

If the Rams live up to their Super Bowl expectations, big names will have to play big, but these three players will play significant roles.

Predominantly Orange

Denver Broncos: 5 Reasons the Broncos Are 2018’s Sleeper Team

The Denver Broncos have quietly put together an off-season that could very well put them back into the playoff conversation. Three years ago the Denver Broncos were crowned Super Bowl champions. Over time, we have witnessed the Super Bowl hangover wrap it’s grip around many teams. The Broncos have been snakebitten enough following a 9-7 […] Denver Broncos: 5 Reasons the Broncos Are 2018’s Sleeper Team - Predominantly Orange - Predominantly Orange - A Denver Broncos Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Houston Chronicle

Texans relying on Johnathan Joseph's leadership

Entering his 13th NFL season, former Pro Bowl cornerback Johnathan Joseph is being counted on for much more than his coverage abilities.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A Le'Veon Bell holdout? Not likely and here's why

There was a time when NFL players could wield their power in contract negotiations by holding out into the regular season. The best example is Dallas star running back Emmitt Smith holding out at the start of the 1993 season just months after the Cowboys won Super Bowl XXLII. The Cowboys lost their first two games and Smith quickly received what then was the richest contract for a running back in NFL history.

Cincy Jungle

The top 10 Bengals in the Marvin Lewis era

We count down the best Bengals to play in the Queen City during the Marvin Lewis era dating back to 2003. With any NFL player rankings list, a number of factors need to be considered when it comes to selecting names on a “best ever” list. Pro Bowl berths, production, leadership, overall value to the team and a myriad of other factors are in the equation. These are the things heavily factored in when looking at the top Bengals players in the Marvin Lewis era, which will be counting down between now and the start of training camp.

Revenge of the Birds

Let’s show our love and appreciation for Larry Fitzgerald

Fitzgerald WILL be an Arizona Cardinal for the rest of his NFL career Every year, we all think that it will be Larry Fitzgerald’s last year in the NFL. Some of us believed that he would leave the Cardinals to return to his hometown of Minnesota to play for the Vikings. There has even been speculations that he would join a big contender for a Super Bowl title like the Patriots. Now we can throw away all of these speculations. Fitzgerald has made it clear with Twincities.com that he has no plans to retire or play for another football team besides the Cardinals. “If I’m not playing in...

ClutchPoints

Mark Wahlberg bets a lot of money on the Browns winning 6 games

There is a newfound sense of optimism surrounding the Cleveland Browns going into the 2018 NFL season. It appears the Browns even have some firm believers in Hollywood as well. Actor and known New England Patriots fan Mark Wahlberg is adamant about a Super Bowl rematch between his team and Philadelphia Eagles. Wahlberg told TMZ that he […] The post Mark Wahlberg bets a lot of money on the Browns winning 6 games appeared first on ClutchPoints.

ClutchPoints

Le’Veon Bell’s agent says reported offer from Steelers not accurate

Prior to the deadline to sign players on franchise tags to extensions on Monday afternoon, there had been much scrutiny on the contract negotiations between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pro Bowl running back Le’Veon Bell. There had been chatter that the Steelers had put a five-year, $70 million offer on the table for Bell that […] The post Le’Veon Bell’s agent says reported offer from Steelers not accurate appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Bleeding Green Nation

Eagles move all the way up in ESPN’s NFL Future Power Rankings

The Eagles’ future is bright. Right before training camp begins every offseason, ESPN In$ider puts out their “NFL Future Power Rankings” in order to project which teams are in the best shape for the next three seasons. The rankings are generated by a panel that consists of Louis Riddick, Field Yates, and Mike Sando. How valuable are these rankings? Well, consider the Eagles ranked 24th in 2016 and then 19th last year before going on to win the Super Bowl. So maybe not very much. In any case, Philadelphia’s championship success now has them ranked first overall this year. Here’s...

Daily Norseman

A brief history of Minnesota Vikings mascots

They’ve had a few over the years This week’s theme week among the SB Nation NFL blogs has to do with jerseys and mascots. We’ll have something jersey-related coming up tomorrow, but for now I wanted to take a look at the long and illustrious history of Minnesota Vikings’ mascots over the years. They’ve had quite a few, and a couple have had pretty interesting stories. Many of the older generation of Vikings fans will likely remember Hub Meeds, who was the Vikings’ first mascot. Meeds made his debut as the Vikings’ mascot at Super Bowl IV back in 1970, and did so pretty much...

Inside the Iggles

Jason Kelce may make an appearance on ‘Always Sunny’

We just might see Jason Kelce make his acting debut soon. The Philadelphia Eagles have been the talk of the NFL for obvious reasons, of course. Just in case you forgot and were wondering why it is because they won Super Bowl LII back in February. And Ever since the big victory, certain individual players […] Jason Kelce may make an appearance on ‘Always Sunny’ - Inside the Iggles - Inside the Iggles - A Philadelphia Eagles Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

ClutchPoints

Rams DL Aaron Donald ‘anticipates a new deal’ done before training camp

On Tuesday, the Los Angeles Rams announced yet another major move this offseason with the signing of star wide receiver Brandin Cooks to a five-year extension that runs through the 2023 season. This has quickly shifted the attention over to Pro Bowl defensive tackle Aaron Donald’s contract situation as he’s currently in the fifth-year option […] The post Rams DL Aaron Donald ‘anticipates a new deal’ done before training camp appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Bleeding Green Nation

Should the Eagles go back to the Kelly green uniforms after winning a Super Bowl without them?

Team owner Jeff Lurie hasn’t given up on bringing back the old school look. But do you even want them back? Every year, sometime between the frenzy of free agency and the first day of training camp, the good people of Eagles’ Nation take to the internet, message boards and local diners to debate whether or not the Philadelphia Eagles will ever (or should ever) return to the old school Kelly green jerseys. In 2017, Jeff Lurie brought up bringing back the Kelly green uniforms and helmets as team alternates at the owner’s meeting — just 20 years after making the initial change the...

Aaron Rodgers was almost traded for Randy Moss, and it would've broken 2007

No 16-0 Patriots. No Brett Favre as a Jet. No Super Bowl for Joe Flacco. These are just a few of the changes that could've come if the Raiders and Packers had pulled off the trade they talked about in 2007, which would've sent Rodgers for Randy.

Richard Sherman's Best Mic'd Up Moments (Up to Super Bowl XLVIII) | Sound FX | NFL Films

Cornerback Richard Sherman's best mic'd up moments with the Seattle Seahawks up to the conclusion of the 2013 NFL Season.

Minnesota Vikings: Super Bowl or bust in 2018?

With Kirk Cousins reportedly on board, is the Minnesota Vikings' 2018 season a failure if they fail to reach the Super Bowl? Peter King discusses that and other free agency news on PFT Live.