Musings on the 'Greatest Uniform in NFL History' - NFL.com
As Dave Dameshek's "Greatest Uniform in NFL History" contest barrels onward, Around The League offers a few thoughts on what we learned from the action in Round 1.
NFL considering not inviting ineligible players to combine - CBSSports.com
The NFL is considering not inviting players who are academically ineligible in college to the scouting combine, a league source told CBSSports.com.
NFP Sunday Blitz | National Football Post
One of the more progressive initiatives in the NFL, one that has essentially made race a non-issue anymore at quarterback, is that, thankfully, a player’s skills-set, not the color of his skin, has become the overriding factor at the game’s most conspicuous position. Still, it’s notable that the league has now gone 14 straight seasons with at least five black starting quarterbacks on opening day. The last time there were fewer than five was is 1998, when there were four. The streak likely will continue in 2013. Barring injuries, there are five black quarterbacks almost certain to start their teams’ openers. And that’s not counting Michael Vick, who will battle Nick Foles in Philadelphia for the No. 1 job. If Vick wins the job, and rookies E.J. Manuel (Buffalo) and Geno Smith (N.Y. Jets) somehow overcome the odds to earn starter’s status for the opener, it could make eight black starting quarterbacks for the opener. That would tie for the most in NFL history. In 2002 and 2003, there were eight black quarterback starters for opening day.
NFC East WR Rankings | Fanspeak's NFC East Blog
While the NFC East certainly is one of the most compelling divisions in football, it is due in large part to the major markets each team resides in more so than the players on each team. While there is some flash with RGIII under center for the Skins, none of these teams really have the high-octane offense, down field passing game that the league seems to be promoting these days. This is in no way the result of the receiving corps that makes up these four teams. The NFC East has some of the most talented wide-receiving corps in National Football League, no thanks to the Redskins of course.
Eagles' Brown: "Never interested in or involved in dog fighting"
Philadelphia Eagles running back Bryce Brown says that neither he nor his dogs have never been involved in dog fighting and that the owner of the Wisconsin kennel where his dogs were seized was the target of "animal rights activists."
NFL | Kiwi Nic Purcell close to NFL dream with Philadelphia... | Stuff.co.nz
New Zealander Nic Purcell is on the verge of playing in the NFL for the Philadelphia Eagles. JACK BARLOW spoke to the former provincial rugby player who has the opportunity to fulfil an unlikely dream.