Thursday, April 11, 2013

At Start of NFL Concussion Case, a Focus On Workplace Safety

Should former NFL players be able to sue the league for brain injuries nfl wholesale jerseys they suffered on the field? 
That question was the focus of a preliminary hearing Tuesday into concussion litigation filed by more than 4,000 NFL veterans. Facing the prospect of billions of dollars in potential liability, attorneys forjerseys cheap the league pressed U.S. District Court Judge Anita B. Brody to dismiss the case. 
The league’s attorney, former U.S. Solicitor General Paul Clement, argued nfl jerseys china that under the terms of the collective bargaining agreement between players and the league, any such claims must be settled through arbitration, rather than through the courts.

Report Card Grades for Every NFL Roster Heading into the Draft

Which NFL teams have done the most to improve themselves in free agency this offseason, and which teams still have lots to do in the draft?
To sort that out, I've graded every roster in the NFL heading into the draft. While I'm sure there will be plenty of discussion in the comments section (these are subjective, after all), I made every effort to be as comprehensive as possible.
The grades may not match up with a team's win-loss record in 2012—a credit to the work they've done (or failed to do) this offseason. Other teams may be far better in some areas than others, resulting in a higher grade overall but still not relieving them of a clear Achilles heel. Still others have gaping holes sure to be filled in the draft or the post-draft free agency period that could seriously improve their current grade.
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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

NFL Notes: Raiders land QB Flynn, close to dealing Palmer

The Oakland Raiders have traded for Seattle backup quarterback Matt cheap jerseys Flynn in the team's latest change at the game's most important position. 
The deal announced by the Seahawks on china nfl jerseys Monday signals the end to Carson Palmer's tenure in Oakland. Palmer is expected to be dealt to Arizona. 
Oakland will send a fifth-round pick in 2014 and a conditional pick in nfl jersey wholesale 2015 to Seattle for Flynn, who left Green Bay and signed a lucrative free agent deal with Seattle last year. But he couldn't beat out rookie Russell Wilson for the starting job.

Dwayne Bowe says he's in upper echelon of NFL's WRs

Bowe feels no pressure to prove he's worthy of the mega-contract cheap nfl jerseys from chinabecause he's already one of the NFL's finest receivers -- at least in his own eyes. 
"Personally, I feel like I'm top five, most definitely," Bowe said to The Kansas City Star on Monday. "My play shows it. Running (with) the ball, blocking, all the (qualities) of a wide receiver, nfl jerseys wholesale I have. Whatever category people want to put me in, to me I'm always going to be No. 1 on this team, and that's all that matters." 
Bowe has padded his numbers in garbage time over the past few seasons, nfl jerseys china but he deserves credit for producing as a bonafide No. 1 receiver despite erratic quarterback play.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Greg Jones joins Houston Texans on one-year contract

The Houston Texans have been in the market for a jersey online store lead blocker since James Casey landed with the Philadelphia Eagles. Their search is over.'s Ian football jerseys Rapoport cited a team source in reporting Wednesday that fullback Greg Jones has signed a one-year contract with the Texans, giving the duo of Arian Foster and Ben Tate a reliable pile-driver up front next season. The Houston Chronicle reported that Jones' contract with worth $1 million and includes a $160,000 signing bonus.
The Texans confirmed the deal later cheap nfl jerseys online Wednesday.

Blaine Gabbert bothered by anonymous Jaguars critics

As you might imagine, the criticism didn't sit well with the cheap nfl nike jerseys former first-round draft pick.

"It pissed me off quite a bit, just because you learn to trust your coaches because you spend so much time with them," Gabbert told in his first public comments since the end of the season. "That's starting now. April 2 through whenever your last game is, you're with them countless hours every day, six or seven days a week. You learn to value their wholesale nfl jerseys opinion, trust it. It's a close-knit grip.

"When you have an anonymous source saying something that discount nfl jerseys couldn't be further from the truth, it pisses me off. Like I always said, 'Put your name on it.' If you're going to say something to the media, say it to me. Say who said it. No need to hide behind a computer screen or an anonymous source name when you're trying to make a point."

Friday, March 22, 2013

NFL Stadium Failure Could Tank Pershing Square Makeover

It looks like the big Pershing Square redevelopment might nfl jersey sales end up being collateral damage in the big (probable) Farmers Field failure. Last month City Councilmember Jose Huizar announced that LA Live/Downtown NFL stadium developer AEG would kick in $700,000 to get the project started, but it seems chinese nfl jerseys there were some strings attached. Downtown News reports that Huizar "acknowledged that the funds will only materialize if the Farmers Field football stadium moves forward." Another hurdle? Huizar expects fans of Ricardo Legorreta--who designed the latest Pershing Square iteration--to object to any reimagining nfl jersey sale of the space. But despite all that, the councilmember is optimistic that the project will move forward with or without AEG. "Where there's a will, there's a way," he said--words that have signaled the death of many a project before this one.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Re-Grading the New England Patriots 2010 NFL Draft

There's always a mad rush to grade the NFL draft minutes after its nfl jerseys from china conclusion as pundits give their opinions on how a team did from a value and needs perspective. 
The truth of the matter is, nfl team jerseys we won't know how well those teams did the day after the draft. We may not even know a year after the draft. The best time to provide perspective on a draft is three years after the fact, when the body of work is large enough to help draw solid conclusions. 
With the 2012 season in the rear-view mirror, now seems nfl jerseys for women like a good time to look back at the 2010 draft class.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Texans meeting with Ed Reed

"Both of us want to get a championship, going to see if we can work some things out," he told reporters Thursday, according to KRIV-TV in Houston. "Conversations have been great, amazing, on the same page of what needs to get done wholesale cheap jerseys and what we want to do."

General manager Rick wholesale mlb jerseys Smith flew to pick up Reed in the private jet owned by team chairman and CEO Bob McNair.

"Just classy," Reed said, according to KRIV-TV. nba jerseys cheap "It's that Southern hospitality us Southerners have."

NFL leaves open possibility of another Wednesday night season-opening game

The NFL is leaving open the possibility that its season-opening game will be played on a Wednesday night for a second straight year, according to the chairman of its competition committee.

Last season’s opener, hosted by the New York Giants, was moved to Wednesday, instead of the usual Thursday night prior to the regular season’s first Sunday, to avoid a conflict with President Barack Obama’s speech at the Democratic National Convention.

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When the league’s competition committee announced its proposed rule changes Thursday, it included a bylaw that would move the final preseason roster cut-down deadline for teams to the Friday before the season instead of Saturday. The same thing was done last year.