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July 3, 2014

Dion Jordan suspended four games for PED violation

NFL.com "The Miami Dolphins will begin the 2014 season without last year's first-round pick Dion Jordan. The Dolphins announced Thursday that Jordan has been suspended without pay for the first four games of the regular season for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances. "We..." July 03

  • Jimmy Graham, Saints at 'ground zero' in negotiations

    NFL.com "Now that Jimmy Graham is locked in as a tight end under the franchise tag, the question is whether he can agree to a long-term contract with the New Orleans Saints by the July 15 deadline for franchised players. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported on Wednesday's edition of NFL Total Access..." July 03

  • LeSean McCoy: This is the year Nick Foles “blows ‘em out”

    Newark Star-Ledger "Eagles running back LeSean McCoy has lofty goals for himself following a record breaking 2013 campaign where he finished as the league's leading rusher. "I'm wondering if I get 2,000 yards," McCoy said via Philly.com Monday upon winning the John Wanamaker Athletic Award for being the athlete..." July 03

  • ESPN.com poll ranks NY Jets QB Geno Smith as worst in the NFL

    New York Daily News "Geno Smith has finally won something in the NFL — the title of worst quarterback in the league. An ESPN.com poll released Monday had Gang Green’s second-year signal caller ranked 32nd of 32 NFL quarterbacks. The website asked 26 league insiders (eight general managers, two former GMs, four..." July 03

  • Aaron Hernandez can be moved to a jail closer to Boston, prosecutors say

    Boston Globe "Bristol County prosecutors agreed Thursday that Aaron Hernandez can be moved to a jail closer to Boston, but strongly rejected complaints from defense attorneys for the former New England Patriots star that he has been mistreated by the Bristol County sheriff’s office, according to court..." July 03

  • Pro Football Talk "With the NFL firing off suspensions today like shots from a Roman candle, some have wondered whether the next shoe will drop on the throat of Browns receiver Josh Gordon. Per a league source, nothing will be happening today. But it will be happening sooner rather than later. Gordon’s..." July 03

  • Former New Orleans Saints receiver Lance Moore on Jimmy Graham ruling: 'PAY THE MAN!!!'

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Consider Lance Moore in disagreement with with the NFL arbitrator's ruling in the Jimmy Graham case. As the former New Orleans Saints receiver said on Twitter: "Just ... PAY THE MAN!!!" Moore said that if being positioned within the four-yard slot outside either offensive tackle is what..." July 03

  • Khalil Mack aims to win rookie of the year, put Peyton on his back

    Pro Football Talk "Raiders linebacker Khalil Mack has two things on his mind this season: Winning the defensive rookie of the year award, and sacking Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning. Mack told the Raiders’ website that earning the rookie of the year award is his top goal for 2014. “I want to prove that they..." July 03

  • Patriots: Team Owes Aaron Hernandez Nothing

    CBS Boston "The New England Patriots don’t owe “another penny” to former tight end Aaron Hernandez, who is charged in three killings, a team lawyer told a judge Wednesday. Attorney Andrew Phelan said the team terminated its contract with Hernandez right after he was charged last year in the death of..." July 03

  • Vinny Cerrato says Daniel Snyder’s defense of the Redskins name goes back to his father

    Washington Post "“Who’s the one person whose transcribed opinion on the Redskins name issue would finally convince every single D.C. Sports Bog reader to give up on this Web site and use any gained time to better themselves by reading ‘The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit,’ which, let’s be honest, we all kind of..." July 03

  • Buccaneers WR Mike Evans: 'I'm too heavy right now'

    CBSSports.com "The Buccaneers are expecting a big impact from rookie wide receiver Mike Evans, who should form a rebound receiver tandem with Vincent Jackson. But right now getting Evans in shape is probably a bigger concern. The former Texas A&M standout tweaked his hamstring in OTAs and admitted he's "not..." July 03

  • CBSSports.com "Browns tight end Jordan Cameron is no longer Browns tight end Jordan Cameron -- at least not on Twitter. Cameron changed his bio on Wednesday, just hours after an independent arbitrator ruled that Jimmy Graham is a tight end. One of the reasons the arbitrator ruled against Graham is because..." July 03

  • It's time the Bengals brace for a step back

    ESPN.com "It was one of the best seasons in the Cincinnati Bengals' 45-year history. An 11-5 regular-season record. A division championship. A top-three playoff seeding. A top-three defense. A top-10 offense. Indeed, 2013 will forever be remembered as the year it all finally came together for a franchise..." July 03

  • Ravens' Dennis Pitta avoided grievance route that Saints' Jimmy Graham took, and lost

    Baltimore Sun "The Ravens and tight end Dennis Pitta were thankful to avoid the legal standoff that just unfolded between the New Orleans Saints and star tight end Jimmy Graham. Graham lost a grievance hearing Wednesday as NFL arbitrator Stephen Burbank ruled that he's officially a tight end and only eligible..." July 03

  • Legendary Miami Dolphin Garo Yepremian faces biggest battle

    Miami Herald "We mostly forget about our distant sports stars, don’t we? They were such a big a part of our past, they entertained us, we cheered them sometimes for years, but then when it’s time they don’t so much retire as disappear. They are replaced. Faded by degrees. Gone. So much has happened to..." July 03

  • Jimmy Graham ruled a tight end

    ESPN.com "Jimmy Graham is a tight end after all. In a groundbreaking decision, the NFL has confirmed that arbitrator Stephen Burbank denied Graham's request to officially be declared a wide receiver under the NFL's franchise-tag rules. Although Graham lined up either in the slot or out wide on 67..." July 02

  • Homeless man threatens to kill Michael Strahan, attempts to stab security guard: sources

    New York Daily News "This nut wanted to sack New York Giants great Michael Strahan — for good. An unhinged homeless man armed with a knife demanded to be let into ABC’s “Good Morning America” in Times Square Tuesday morning and said later he wanted to kill the Hall of Famer-turned-TV darling, sources told the..." July 02

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