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  • New EnglandFull Story

    LOGAN RYAN PERFECTLY SUMS UP PATRIOTS SEASON, SUPER BOWL LI

    LOGAN RYAN PERFECTLY SUMS UP PATRIOTS SEASON, SUPER BOWL LI
    February 08, 2017 8:58 am EST

    Logan Ryan wasn’t asked about anything specific, he was just asked for his general thoughts on the win over the Falcons in Super Bowl LI when the Patriots came from 25 points down to win.

    In his 1:30 answer, Ryan was very passionate about the season and also gave a message to kids to not give up even if life gets challenging.

    “It’s so fitting because this is where this team was, man,” he said. “We were counted out at the beginning of the year with [Tom Brady’s] four-game suspension. Throughout the year we were playing...


  • CincinnatiFull Story

    Brandon LaFell ranked among best NFL No. 2 receivers at creating separation

    Brandon LaFell ranked among best NFL No. 2 receivers at creating separation
    January 31, 2017 2:09 pm EST

    One of the most under-the-radar acquisitions of the 2016 offseason, Brandon LaFell had a surprisingly good season for the Bengals. In his seventh NFL season, LaFell finished second on the team in both receptions (64) and receiving yards (862), while leading the team in touchdown receptions with six. He was arguably the MVP of the offense over the last two months when Green and Eifert missed time down the stretch.

    In fact, LaFell was one of the best No. 2 receivers in the NFL in terms of creating separation, according to a study by NFL.com’s Matt Harmon.

    4) Brandon LaFell, Cincinnati Bengals (2.76 separation at target)

    Out wide separation: 2.72 (83.2 percent of targets)

    Slot separation: 2.21 (14 percent of targets)

    Air yards per target:...


  • New EnglandFull Story

    Logan Ryan yearns to be key game-changer for Patriots

    Logan Ryan yearns to be key game-changer for Patriots
    January 21, 2017 9:22 am EST

    Patriots cornerback Logan Ryan was irritated Saturday after he undercut DeAndre Hopkins’ route to break up a third-down pass for the second time in the game.

    Ryan went low for Brock Osweiler’s throw, wound up on the turf and was immediately congratulated by safety Patrick Chung, but the corner rolled his eyes because he expected more out of himself on the play.

    “I felt like I could have picked it,” Ryan said. “Some people see it as a good play. I felt like I could have picked it.”

    Ryan...


  • New EnglandFull Story

    Logan Ryan keeps making big plays for defense

    Logan Ryan keeps making big plays for defense
    January 16, 2017 2:13 pm EST

    It would be difficult to find a way for a defensive player to impact a game in more ways than Logan Ryan did in the Patriots’ 34-16 AFC divisional round win Saturday night against over the Houston Texans.

    The cornerback recorded seven tackles, a sack, an interception that set up a fourth-quarter touchdown and broke up another three passes, mostly while covering the top Texans receiver, DeAndre Hopkins.

    It was the type of all-around performance that the Pats will need out of Ryan going forward if they want reach Super Bowl LI. And, it...


  • DetroitFull Story

    Lions’ Warford remains grounded as open market beckons

    Lions’ Warford remains grounded as open market beckons
    January 11, 2017 2:31 pm EST

    Larry Warford will tell you he doesn’t want to think about it, but, more likely, he doesn’t want to talk about it. There’s only so much a player can say about their impending free agency.

    Warford is set to hit the open market this offseason.  There’s no question he’ll have a starting job next year, it’s a matter of where. There’s no way you can keep thoughts of your future at bay. It weighs on you. In four months, he could be relocating to a new city to play for a new team, after spending his first four with Detroit.

    ...
  • ArizonaFull Story

    Cards’ new starting guard Taylor Boggs is the NFL’s feel-good holiday story

    Cards’ new starting guard Taylor Boggs is the NFL’s feel-good holiday story
    December 25, 2016 10:13 am EST

    Boggs, the first lineman LeCharles Bentley trained, finally started his first game in Week 15Arizona Cardinals offensive lineman Taylor Boggs has become one of the more shocking stories in the NFL, with the former walk-on at Division II Humboldt State overcoming injuries and obscurity to finally become an NFL starter at 29.

    Boggs, who failed to make Humboldt's roster the first year he tried out, has been an offseason journeyman and a frequently-cut training camp participant who spent two years entirely out of the NFL but never gave up. He caught the eye of former NFL lineman LeCharles Bentley in 2011, when Bentley was considering launching what has become...


  • ChicagoFull Story

    Heart to heart helps Bears’ right tackle Bobby Massie figure it out

    Heart to heart helps Bears’ right tackle Bobby Massie figure it out
    December 25, 2016 10:08 am EST

    It takes a good friend to tell a struggling player he's on the verge of losing his starting job. That's precisely what LeCharles Bentley, the former Pro Bowl center who trains offensive linemen in Arizona, told Bobby Massie after the first month of the season.

    The Bears' new right tackle signed an $18 million, three-year contract in free agency, a deal that tied him as the seventh-highest paid player at his position across the league, and was making it look like McCaskey money not well spent.

    Massie allowed three quarterbacks sacks through the first four games and there were pressures. He...


  • HoustonFull Story

    By all accounts, Tom Savage has what it takes to be an NFL quarterback

    By all accounts, Tom Savage has what it takes to be an NFL quarterback
    December 23, 2016 4:09 pm EST

    The odyssey of strong-armed Texans quarterback Tom Savage can be traced to a grainy highlight video that still graces the website of the Cardinal O'Hara football program.

    It provides an extended snapshot of rare velocity and torque on his throws, along with a gritty toughness as Savage embraced absorbing and dishing out contact.

    Savage displayed a willingness to hang in the pocket under pressure, delivering spirals with poise. He showed off a cannon for an arm that still stands out as his top...


  • HoustonFull Story

    Tom Savage leads Texans to comeback win over Jaguars

    Tom Savage leads Texans to comeback win over Jaguars
    December 19, 2016 10:43 am EST

    With Brock Osweiler reaching a new low against one of NFL's worst teams, the Texans finally changed quarterbacks Sunday and the long-awaited, lustily cheered decision to send Tom Savage onto the field in place of the struggling starter resulted in a 21-20 victory over Jacksonville at NRG Stadium.

    Lamar Miller sliced in from the 1 with 2:51 left, capping an eight-play, 52-yard Savage-led drive and Nick Novak added the winning PAT as the Texans improved to 8-6 and kept a share of the AFC South lead. Tennessee, also 8-6, defeated Kansas City 19-17 with a 53-yard Ryan Succop field goal on the final play of that game.
    The Texans,...


  • New YorkFull Story

    With Darrelle Revis washed up, Giants CB Janoris Jenkins one of best in NFL

    With Darrelle Revis washed up, Giants CB Janoris Jenkins one of best in NFL
    December 13, 2016 9:29 am EST

    NFL receivers once faced banishment to Revis Island in New York. Now, they suffer an equally ignominious fate: Disappearing down the Rabbit Hole.

    The Giants’ Janoris “Jackrabbit” Jenkins may be the best cover corner in the league. He is certainly having one of the best 2016 seasons of any NFL defensive back.

    It has to be a pleasant sight for John Mara and Jerry Reese. They are paying Jenkins $16 million, the second most in “total cash” for the 2016 season of all NFL corners....


  • New YorkFull Story

    How Janoris Jenkins beat Dez Bryant and won game for Giants

    How Janoris Jenkins beat Dez Bryant and won game for Giants
    December 12, 2016 8:37 am EST

    The Giants got the game-changing, superstar play they needed from their wide receiver star, Odell Beckham Jr. The Cowboys didn’t get anything from Dez Bryant, thanks to the play of cornerback Janoris Jenkins.

    Don’t mess with Jackrabbit.

    When Bryant finally caught a 10-yard pass at the 2:13 mark of the fourth quarter, Jenkins hit him so hard he fumbled and Landon Collins recovered at the Cowboys’ 38 to help seal the Giants’ thrilling 10-7 victory Sunday night at MetLife Stadium.

    After the Giants went three-and-out, Jenkins also defended...


  • MinnesotaFull Story

    Meet Vikings star Alex Boone, the maniacal savage with a sensitive soul

    Meet Vikings star Alex Boone, the maniacal savage with a sensitive soul
    December 07, 2016 3:53 pm EST

    On Monday the adrenaline is still coursing through Alex Boone’s body, enough that he doesn’t really feel the damage — except for the fingers, jammed and stepped on to the point where his ongoing pet peeve is fools who want to shake his hand.

    Tuesday is when it hits, when his body throbs like a tuning fork, and he immerses himself in a cold tub for as long as possible. “You feel like shit.”

    Wednesday is time to move. The first half-hour of practice feels stiff and sore, but by the end Boone’s mind and body are turning the corner.

    Thursday and Friday he’s timing his...


  • ArizonaFull Story

    Former Humboldt State Lumberjack Taylor Boggs Is Back on the NFL Gridiron for the Arizona Cardinals

    Former Humboldt State Lumberjack Taylor Boggs Is Back on the NFL Gridiron for the Arizona Cardinals
    December 07, 2016 3:51 pm EST

    After bouncing around several National Football League rosters since he was signed as an undrafted free agent by the New York Jets in 2011, former Humboldt State center Taylor Boggs found himself back on the field for the Arizona Cardinals yesterday.

    Boggs was released by the Cardinals earlier this year after suffering a preseason injury. But the 6-foot-3-inch lineman worked his way back onto the roster, and made his first in-game appearance this season during Sunday’s matchup against the Minnesota Vikings.

    It was the eighth regular season game of Bogg’s NFL career, the prior...


  • CincinnatiFull Story

    Bengals’ Brandon LaFell: Leading receiver in win over Eagles

    Bengals’ Brandon LaFell: Leading receiver in win over Eagles
    December 05, 2016 11:55 am EST

    LaFell caught five of seven targets for 95 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 32-14 win over the Eagles.

    With A.J. Green (hamstring) out once again, LaFell stepped up to lead the team in targets, catches and yards while securing an eight-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter. This performance established a season high in yardage for LaFell, who will have an excellent chance to build on it next week against the hapless Browns.


  • CincinnatiFull Story

    Bengals’ Brandon LaFell, now 30, still ‘kid’ to mentor Steve Smith

    Bengals’ Brandon LaFell, now 30, still ‘kid’ to mentor Steve Smith
    November 25, 2016 4:28 pm EST

    Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith has made a lot of enemies over his 16-year career. The list of opponents he has insulted, traded barbs with, or gotten into an altercation with at some point might come close to approaching the amount of career catches he has (1,000). But not Bengals receiver Brandon LaFell.

    It's clear that Smith still views LaFell, his former teammate when they were both with the Panthers, with true affection. He still calls him 'kid,' while noting that LaFell, who just turned 30, isn't exactly a kid anymore.

    "LaFell is one of those guys. He’s a great guy, great kid," Smith said. "Actually, he just had a birthday, so...



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