Jets’ historic spending spree ($122 million!) raises pressure on GM – New York Jets Blog

[ad_1] A look at what's happening around the New York Jets:1. Bo$$ Jet: CEO Christopher Johnson, who speaks to the media three or four times a year, is expected to sit down with reporters at the NFL owners meetings, which begin Sunday in Phoenix. The Jets are having a historic offseason in terms of spending, so he undoubtedly will be asked if his expectations have risen as much as the

What made Jason McCourty more nervous than the Super Bowl – New England Patriots Blog

[ad_1] FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Quick-hit thoughts and notes around the New England Patriots and NFL:1. Veteran cornerback Jason McCourty was one of four Patriots players to testify in support of an education bill at the Massachusetts State House on Friday, saying the experience sparked more nerves than playing in the biggest game of his professional football career."We're in a different arena here. We have beliefs and we support different things,
Top Headlines

After third player defection, Steelers eager to get ‘vibe’ back – Pittsburgh Steelers Blog

[ad_1] PITTSBURGH -- Steven Nelson is thrilled to be here, which is the stance virtually every free-agent signee takes at his introductory news conference. But an endorsement from the new Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback seems timely after a turbulent six months."The vibe here around here is very chill. Guys come to work and it's like a family," said Nelson, who signed a three-year, $25.5 million deal with the Steelers after four

Raiders’ splashy start to free agency sets stage for ‘surgical’ approach to draft – Oakland Raiders Blog

[ad_1] ALAMEDA, Calif. -- The Oakland Raiders have been more than a little busy since the NFL's new year officially rang in on March 13. Not only have there been moves splashy enough to surely make HBO's "Hard Knocks" overlords take notice -- a trade for Antonio Brown, the largest contract ever handed out for an offensive lineman to Trent Brown, signing the polarizing and oh-so-throwback-to-the-Badass Raiders Vontaze Burfict --

Isaiah Wynn hopes to fill Patriots’ void on blind side – New England Patriots Blog

[ad_1] FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Many New England Patriots players will return to town in mid-April for the start of the team's voluntary offseason program, but 2018 first-round draft pick Isaiah Wynn already has been a daily visitor at Gillette Stadium.That's a reflection of the hard work Wynn is putting in as he attempts to return from a torn Achilles tendon suffered in August that ended his rookie season before it

What’s a uniform number worth? Earl Thomas landed a bargain – Baltimore Ravens Blog

[ad_1] OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- The Baltimore Ravens knew what they were getting when they signed Earl Thomas in free agency.Thomas is an All-Pro safety, a feared ball hawk and a defensive back with swagger. He apparently also is a tough negotiator.Thomas' first deal was hammered out before he put on a Ravens uniform, which will feature his preferred No. 29 as a result of some creative talks.Cornerback Marlon Humphrey

Why the Bucs were quiet in free agency and what’s coming next – Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog

[ad_1] TAMPA, Fla. -- For the first time in years, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers weren’t big spenders early in free agency, despite a regime change under new head coach Bruce Arians in 2019. Here’s a look at what was behind their lack of spending, how it impacts their overall offseason performance and where they go from here.How did they get here? How did the Bucs go from having the third-most

Todd Haley: Le’Veon Bell’s unique style will require patience from Jets – New York Jets Blog

[ad_1] Hit it! Hit it! Hit it!The words reverberated in Todd Haley's headset as he stood on the Pittsburgh Steelers' sideline for the 2014 opener. The anxious voice in his ear belonged to Pro Football Hall of Famer Mike Munchak, the offensive line coach. New to the staff, Munchak wasn't accustomed to Le'Veon Bell's deliberate running style, which tested his patience and led to some early outbursts when Bell didn't

Historic Nebraska flooding prompts Bills teammates to help – Buffalo Bills Blog

[ad_1] Buffalo Bills offensive linemen Jeremiah Sirles and Spencer Long were eating lunch Monday with Sirles' wife, Emma, when the former Nebraska Cornhuskers teammates decided they needed needed to take action.Flooding that Nebraska's governor called "the most widespread destruction we have ever seen in our state's history" had caused hundreds of millions of dollars in damage to farms, displaced families and destroyed property.No longer wanting to remain spectators to the

From hoop dreams to NFL stardom: Za’Darius Smith’s path to Green Bay – Green Bay Packers Blog

[ad_1] GREEN BAY, Wis. -- For years, they tried to get him to play football. They even got him to spring workouts a couple of times. But when it came time to put the pads on and play for real, Za'Darius Smith always bailed.For basketball.And for his mom.But Ben Blackmon and Josh McClendon never closed the door to the football offices in Greenville (Alabama) High School on Smith.Za'Darius Smith and