05 Mar 2006, 12:13pm by Michael David Smith
Sunday morning update: Gene Upshaw, the executive director of the NFL Players Association, told the Washington Post via e-mail early this morning that the parties had scheduled another meeting in New York and were "now in the area where we will get a deal. I think it may be there. It comes down to a few final points."
41 comments, Last at 05 Mar 2006, 10:00pm by empty13
03 Mar 2006, 05:13pm by P. Ryan Wilson
We've all grown accustomed to the maniacal rantings from the Page 2 regulars, but Bomani Jones writes one of the most fascinating pieces for The Site in some time. Yeah, Vince Young may or may not be illiterate based on his Wonderlic performance, but maybe the real intelligence test question should be: Why did you hire some criminal lawyer to be your agent and your uncle/middle school teacher/coach to be your business manager when neither have any experience in dealing with the NFL? And part two of the question: Are you still hiring?
113 comments, Last at 10 Feb 2007, 11:34pm by hmm
03 Mar 2006, 02:10pm by P. Ryan Wilson
According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, LeCharles Bentley will be an Eagle come Monday. The story also reports that Philly will make a run for Steve Hutchinson, in an effort to shore up the offensive line. And good news for Lions fans: Jeff Garcia's name has been mentioned as a potential Donovan McNabb backup candidate. (free registration/bugmenot required)
40 comments, Last at 05 Mar 2006, 7:45pm by empty13
03 Mar 2006, 12:08pm by P. Ryan Wilson
Does anybody other than A.J. Smith think that letting Drew Brees test free agency is a good idea? Well, other than Philip Rivers and the handful of teams that need a QB?
56 comments, Last at 06 Mar 2006, 10:42pm by empty13
03 Mar 2006, 09:03am by Michael David Smith
There's a scene in Brokeback Mountain that revolves around the characters watching football on television on Thanksgiving. The NFL refused to allow its footage to be used in the scene, so it's a CFL game on the family set. A producer of Brokeback Mountain has implied that the NFL wouldn't allow its footage to be used because the movie is about a gay relationship. The NFL says that had nothing to do with it. From Outsports:
133 comments, Last at 07 Mar 2006, 12:54pm by Michael Scott
02 Mar 2006, 07:14pm by Michael David Smith
The Associated Press is reporting that the NFL has delayed free agency for 72 hours.
138 comments, Last at 05 Mar 2006, 12:28am by empty13
02 Mar 2006, 06:36pm by Michael David Smith
Former NFL running back Lawrence Phillips was ordered to stand trial on assault charges for allegedly driving a car into three teenagers who argued with him following a pickup football game. Tom Osborne thinks Phillips shouldn't be punished because everyone deserves a 102nd chance.
18 comments, Last at 04 Mar 2006, 6:20pm by empty13
02 Mar 2006, 04:44pm by P. Ryan Wilson
In the previous XP a lot of readers are of the opinion that Gene Upshaw has worked himself into a corner. Well guess what? Jason Whitlock disagrees with you! He thinks Upshaw has the upper hand, and specifically writes, "... Gene Upshaw is the most powerful man in sports. Which makes him the most powerful black man in America since David Palmer won the presidential popular vote ..." (By the way, how did things work out for President Palmer?)
55 comments, Last at 06 Mar 2006, 1:28pm by empty13
02 Mar 2006, 02:16pm by P. Ryan Wilson
Not good. (Although I still think this will get done, probably sometime around 11:59 PM tonight.)
64 comments, Last at 02 Mar 2006, 8:53pm by empty13
01 Mar 2006, 07:52pm by Aaron Schatz
Bloody Thursday begins early. Three starters from the AFC West champion Broncos, gone. I think they had to do something no matter what happened to the CBA, as very few teams needed to cut more salary to get under the cap than Denver did. By the way, Stephen Alexander started more games than Jeb Putzier did? Putzier is clearly the better player.
Also cut so far around the league: Sam Adams in Buffalo and Stephen Davis, Brenson Buckner and He Hate Me (sniff, how sad) in Carolina.
37 comments, Last at 03 Mar 2006, 4:02am by Sean
Aaron Rodgers is the best quarterback in the NFL, and should be the highest-paid. We can all agree on that. But this guest column by Kevin Kolbe explains why salaries for other quarterbacks are all out of whack.