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Jeremy Shockey uses Sean Payton texts to deny Warren Sapp's accusation that he …

When a Twitter follower of the former NFL player guessed Jeremy Shockey, Sapp responded, "BINGO!" Shockey, a former tight end in New Orleans from 2008-2010, would have witnessed the first two years of the bounty program under def. coordinator...

Can New Orleans Saints succeed without Coach Sean Payton?

Commissioner Roger Goodell notified the New Orleans Saints today of the discipline that will be imposed on team management for violations of the NFL's long-standing “bounty” rule that endangered player safety over a Severe punishments, while certainly justifiable in...

Sen. Dick Durbin Calls Senate Hearings Over New Orleans Saints Bounty Program

Calling the New Orleans Saints football players bounty scandal “troubling” and “disturbing,” Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., announced today on the Senate floor that he will hold a Judiciary Committee hearing in April about bounties in the NFL. New Orleans...

New Orleans Saints were 'out of control,' Roger Goodell says

Severe punishments, while certainly justifiable in this case, may further perpetuate football's inner culture of secrecy and in turn, seem counterintuitive. The league had been looking into this for two years. By Pat Yasinskas I've got the details of...

Gregg Williams fallout: Rams take coordinated approach to defense

Jeff Fisher said today that he knew nothing about this when he hired Gregg Williams with the Rams. I do not think that is the truth. Fisher and Williams are like brothers, and Fisher has a lot of good...

Former Saint Jeremy Shockey denies snitching on team, blasts Warren Sapp

By Mike Garafolo/The Star-Ledger Star-Ledger File PhotoFormer Giants tight end Jeremy Shockey would like a reunion with the team, though the feelings aren't apparently mutual. Jeremy Shockey, who once berated Jerry Reese in front of some of his Noted...

Former Saint Jeremy Shockey denies snitching on team, blasts Warren Sapp

By Joseph Person Carolina Panthers tight end Jeremy Shockey, a 10-year veteran on a one-year contract, may retire – or may play another year. Jeff Siner – jsiner@charlotteobserver.com Panthers coach Ron Rivera said veteran tight end Jeremy Shockey is...

Drew Brees has upper hand as bounty punishment puts Saints in dire straits

“I am speechless,'' Saints quarterback Drew Brees just said on his verified Twitter account. “(Suspended) Sean Payton is a great man, coach, and mentor. The best there is. I need to hear an explanation for this punishment.'' Umm, I've...

Drew Brees has upper hand as bounty punishment puts Saints in dire straits

Home in San Diego from New Orleans during off-season, Saints quarterback and former Charger Drew Brees has been leaving Twitter tracks for his fans to follow. Among recent stops: Yolo Board (stand-up paddle boards) in Old Town and the...

Welcome to franchise tag Friday

By ROB MAADDI, AP The Philadelphia Eagles placed the franchise tag on Jackson on Thursday, assuring the two-time Pro Bowl wide receiver at least $9.4 million next season if he signs the tender. "I am honored that the Philadelphia...

Eagles place franchise tag on Jackson

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel is no longer confident that the Packers will use the franchise tag on free agent QB Matt Flynn. Flynn's $14.4 million salary under the tag would guarantee as soon as he signs it, leaving GM Ted...

Wes Welker's dropped pass might have sealed the Patriots' fate, and he knew it

From Wes Welker's drop to Mario Manningham's catch, there were more than a few memorable moments in Super Bowl XLVI. We take a look at 10 things of note to come out of the Giants' second title game victory...

Report: Peyton Manning open to incentive-laden deal

AP Marcio Sanchez / AP Four-time MVP Peyton Manning of the Colts (left) presents the 2011 MVP award to Aaron Rodgers of the Packers. The best quarterbacks bring fans out of their seats. Aaron Rodgers and Peyton Manning did...

Eli, Peyton jerseys plentiful at Super Bowl

By Adam Schefter Peyton Manning is willing to structure his contract in a way that could expedite how quickly he is signed if or when the Indianapolis Colts release him. Manning is completely open to creating a contract in...

Packers' Rodgers named NFL MVP

Rodgers figures to have a better shot at AP NFL MVP. In 2011, Brees broke Dan Marino's single-season passing record, which had stood for 27 years. Brees also set league records for completions (450) and completion rate (71.6 percent)....

With Giants Win, Eli Manning Proves He is an Elite Quarterback: Fan's Opinion

SB Nation is a collection of over 300 individual communities, each offering high quality year-round coverage and conversation led by fans who are passionate about their favorite teams, leagues or sports. By empowering fans Eli Manning threw three touchdown...

Alex Smith earns a place in Niners' history with poised performance

If you want to make an indisputable case for Jim Harbaugh as the NFL coach of the year, just say two words: Alex Smith. In a wild divisional playoff game against New Orleans on Saturday, Smith threw for three...

Tom Brady guides productive Patriots offense into 6th AFC championship game in …

Brady and the New England Patriots dominated the Denver Broncos, 45-10, in the divisional round of the playoffs on Saturday night. Even Tim Tebow wasn't enough to keep this one competitive. Tom Brady silenced Tebowmania with a record-shattering performance....

Brady, Patriots bring Tebow back down to Earth

New England wide receiver Chad Ochocinco was so worried about the well-being of teammate and quarterback Tom Brady that he approached Deion Branch and Wes Welker and asked them if something was wrong. “I was like, 'Is Tom OK?'...

Tebow's special season ends with rout by Patriots

By Joe Soucheray Denver quarterback Tim Tebow shows some fire after an 8-yard touchdown run in Sunday's win over Pittsburgh. (ASSOCIATED PRESS/DENVER POST: AARON ONTIVEROS) It's off-putting to be commenting on a game that took place last night in...

Tim Tebow's Postgame Comments, and Unclear Future

Sal Pace has invited Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow to lead the House in its daily morning prayer, which is led each day by different people of different faiths. Pace said the House has several dates available to accommodate Tebow....

Tom Brady's Patriots shred Tim Tebow's Broncos

Just out of curiosity I thought I'd see where your TV sets will be tuned into tonight. Denver0730—10New England142173—45First Quarter NE_Welker 7 pass from Brady (Gostkowski kick), 13:09. NE_Gronkowski 10 pass from Brady (Gostkowski kick), 6:42. Tom Brady silenced...

Patriots beat Broncos 45-10 in NFL playoffs

| AP AP January 14, 2012: New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady throws a pass during a game against the Denver Broncos. FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Tom Brady's way of dealing with Tebowmania was to silence it with a record-shattering...

Tom Brady's Patriots shred Tim Tebow's Broncos

“We've been practicing it for seven years. The situation came up, and I was trying to get it inside the five but I needed a penalty to do that. I was happy about the call.” “Yeah, that run to...

Alex Smith out-duels Drew Brees in 49ers' new coronation

Alex Smith, playoff hero. There were four lead changes in the last four minutes, with the Niners and their much-maligned QB Alex Smith ultimately driving the length of the field with 90 seconds left to win it. Here's how...