31 Aug 2011, 11:41am by Rivers McCown
Texas A&M has officially informed the Big 12 that it plans to pursue a membership with the SEC. Should the SEC vote to accept the Aggies, they plan to leave the Big 12 by June 30, 2012.
42 comments, Last at 03 Sep 2011, 4:43pm by justanothersteve
31 Aug 2011, 11:15am by Rivers McCown
The 49ers finally appeased their running back with a three-year extension late Tuesday night. According to his agent, Gore will make $21 million over the duration of the contract, $13.5 million of which is guaranteed.
3 comments, Last at 05 Sep 2011, 1:50pm by bravehoptoad
30 Aug 2011, 09:38am by Rivers McCown
While the rest of the East Coast made preparations for Hurricane Irene, Virginia Union and St. Augustine's got together to play some football in the ugly conditions. Not often you see a punt go -1 yard.
(There's also this slightly NSFW punt.)
(Hat tip to Smart Football)
10 comments, Last at 01 Sep 2011, 12:43pm by sundown
29 Aug 2011, 07:46pm by Rivers McCown
As first reported by Andrew Brandt, the Eagles and Michael Vick have come to terms on an extension that will keep him in Philadelphia for the next six years. Per Adam Schefter, Vick will make $100 million over the duration of the contract, with about $40 million of that coming in guaranteed money.
76 comments, Last at 10 Sep 2011, 3:10am by Jerry
29 Aug 2011, 11:33am by Rivers McCown
In this week's MMQB, Peter tells you his favorite FOA 2011 quick facts! He also talks about the Mario Williams experiment, Da'Quan Bowers' draft day fall, Cowboys Stadium, the Saints as big free agency players, and the beginning of the Kevin Kolb era in Arizona. Oh, and Arian Foster agrees with Todd Haley that fantasy football players go a bit overboard.
94 comments, Last at 01 Sep 2011, 8:23pm by DEW
26 Aug 2011, 05:10pm by Rivers McCown
In news first broken by his agency on Twitter, Bills defensive tackle Kyle Williams has agreed to an extension with Buffalo that will tack four more years onto his existing contract, keeping him under control for the next six seasons. Over the life of the contract, he'll make $39 million, $17 million of which is guaranteed.
7 comments, Last at 30 Aug 2011, 10:49am by annwsunnys
26 Aug 2011, 11:49am by Rivers McCown
Peyton Manning may be a zombie, Chad Ochocinco is the anti-Nevin Shapiro, and Nate Burleson is kind of a jerk in this week's best quotes.
54 comments, Last at 04 Sep 2011, 11:58am by dbostedo
24 Aug 2011, 11:22am by Rivers McCown
Jim Irsay announced on his Twitter account that the Colts have come to terms with almost-retired quarterback Kerry Collins. ESPN's Chris Mortensen is now reporting that the Colts are not expected to have Peyton Manning available for the start of the season. If that comes to pass against Houston in Week 1, the Colts will be starting someone other than Manning at quarterback for the first time since the 1997 season.
59 comments, Last at 02 Jan 2012, 2:55am by lidged
23 Aug 2011, 08:14am by Rivers McCown
Apparently Larry Fitzgerald was just the first domino to fall in contract extension season. Last night the Browns came to terms with left tackle Joe Thomas on a new contract that will net him $44 million in guaranteed money on top of a seven-year, $84 million package.
This morning, the Steelers joined the fray by re-upping Lawrence Timmons for six years and $50 million. $18 million of which will be in bonuses.
6 comments, Last at 23 Aug 2011, 1:06pm by Yaguar
20 Aug 2011, 11:05pm by Rivers McCown
After handing a sizable contract extension to Kevin Kolb earlier this offseason, the Cardinals finally got their best player to commit to the franchise for the long-term as well. According to ESPN, the Cardinals will give Larry Fitzgerald an eight-year, $120 million contract with $50 million in guaranteed money.
In other news, Chris Johnson's agent just bought a round for the house.
44 comments, Last at 24 Aug 2011, 8:36am by erniecohen