The Cleveland Browns have one last scrimmage to get their ducks in a row before the start of the regular season. While Brandon Weeden has already been named the starting quarterback and is expected to sit out the final preseason game, there continues to be a battle between Colt McCoy and Seneca Wallace for the backup role.
Chicago Bears at Cleveland Browns, August 30, 2012: Fan Preview (Yahoo! Contributor Network)
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Undrafted rookie Aaron Brewer acknowledges he was surprised to beat out 12-year veteran and three-time Super Bowl champion Lonie Paxton for the Denver Broncos’ long-snapping job.
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Rookie long-snapper surprised he beat out veteran (The Associated Press)
Considering their previous high-profile faceoffs, there’s no better way to finish off an NFL season than Patriots vs. Giants.
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Patriots-Giants. Sounds familiar (The Associated Press)
DENVER (CBS4) – Denver Broncos running back Ronnie Hillman was the guest on Xfinity Monday Live this week. Hillman played his college ball at San Diego State and he played youth football for a fellow by the name of Calvin Broadus — a.k.a. Snoop Dog, who recently changed his name to Snoop Lion. “He wanted to give up the Snoop Dog because it’s known for the gangster life. So now he’s a peaceful guy … like Bob Marley,” Hillman said. Hillman said Snoop knows the game of football. “He actually oversees things. It was his team but he had coaches that actually coached,” he said. “So we just traveled and went and played people, like famous people.” He said he doesn’t really keep in touch with Snoop anymore except through Twitter and other social media. “We don’t call each other every day.” Watch more of the video with Ronnie Hillman in the Xfinity Monday Live section .
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Broncos’ Ronnie Hillman Once Played For Snoop Dog
13 players who will improve on last season’s fantasy numbers.
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Fantasy comeback players (National Football Post)
There is no doubt D.J. Williams will miss the first six games of the season. But there was really never any doubt. I never got the sense from the Bro…
D.J. Williams ruling not surprising
PITTSBURGH (AP) — With less than two weeks before the start of the regular season, Pro Bowl wide receiver Mike Wallace reported to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Wallace arrives at Steelers facility (The Associated Press)
Regular blog commenter 4949Centennial hit the NFC West mailbag after watching the San Francisco 49ers’ defense struggle against Peyton Manning and the…
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Not sweating over 49ers’ defensive issues
DENVER (AP) – A federal appeals court on Monday has ruled against Denver Broncos linebacker D.J. Williams , who had appealed the dismissal of his lawsuit seeking to overturn a six-game drug suspension by the NFL. The ruling by a three-judge panel of the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed District Judge Christine Arguello’s dismissal of the lawsuit for substantially the same reasons she cited. Arguello in June essentially backed an arbitrator who had upheld the suspension and rejected arguments that the arbitrator exceeded his power, engaged in misconduct, disregarded the law, or was biased. The appeals court ruling repeated Arguello’s reasoning that the court’s role in such arbitration cases is simply to determine whether the arbitrator abandoned the collective bargaining agreement between the league and players union in making a decision. The NFL had said urine samples Williams provided last year weren’t from a human. The specimen collector said he had watched Williams provide the samples, though at times he watched from the side rather than with a full frontal view, according to court documents. The collector was later fired. The arbitrator said it appeared Williams was involved with substituting a specimen and that circumstantial evidence suggested it was submitted either with knowledge of the specimen collector or because of failure to follow protocol. Williams had argued the NFL violated its own protocol leading up to Williams’ suspension. “We are obviously disappointed,” Williams’ attorney Peter Ginsberg said in an email. “By its own admission, the NFL failed to follow the procedures mandated to assure the validity of the samples. The NFL-designated arbitrator ignored those violations and the NFL and its arbitrator have now escaped judicial scrutiny. And D.J. Williams is the victim.” He didn’t respond to a question asking whether Williams would appeal. (© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
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Appeals Court Backs Ruling On D.J. Williams Suit
1. New England — If the offense is just as good, if not better, and the defense is improved, it would be a stunner if the Pats don’t win the division.
Kevin Fishbain’s 2012 NFL predictions (Pro Football Weekly)