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Eagles, Riley Cooper agree to deal

The Philadelphia Eagles have agreed to new contracts with wide receiver Riley Cooper and starting center Jason Kelce, the team announced Thursday.<p>The …

Football (U.S.)

Edelman's Future with Patriots Up in Air, Could Eye Hakeem Nicks to Replace

The New England Patriots will have a tough decision to make regarding free-agent WR Julian Edelman this offseason.<p>Will re-signing Edelman be a priority for the Patriots? Could Edelman price himself out of New England? Who are options to replace him if they let him walk?<p>Watch as Adam Lefkoe and <i>The</i> …

Florida and Florida State extend annual series through 2018

The Gators and Seminoles will continue their in-state rivalry for at least the next five seasons.<p>When Florida and Florida State finish the 2014 …

Jason Peters agrees to $51.3M deal

PHILADELPHIA -- Jason Peters, who has returned to Pro Bowl form after two devastating Achilles injuries, agreed to a five-year, $51.3 million …

Football (U.S.)

NFL Combine 2014: Results for running backs

Dri Archer was just two hundredths from breaking Chris Johnson's record for the fastest 40 yard dash in NFL Combine history, and other players like Jerrick McKinnon had solid showings as well.<p>The 2014 NFL Combine is in the books for the running backs and leading the field in the 40-yard dash was …

Jim Harbaugh and 49ers have deep rift, per report

San Francisco has some potentially serious problems with its star coach after reports surfaced about the uneasiness by the bay.<p>Jim Harbaugh's relationship with the San Francisco 49ers has apparently gone from bad to worse. In the wake of reports that the head coach was shopped to the Cleveland …

Owner: 49ers quickly nixed Browns

San Francisco 49ers owner Jed York says the team wants to keep Jim Harbaugh and had "no interest" in a deal to send the coach to the Cleveland Browns.<p>…

Football (U.S.)

Is College Football's Battle Against Tempo Already Underway?

The first shot was fired when the NCAA Football Rules Committee proposed a surprising change, ruffling some feathers without warning. In reality, however, the discussion regarding tempo is simply a precursor of the conversation to come.<p>There’s a battle brewing between two of college football’s most …

Seahawks to release Sidney Rice

The Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks will release wide receiver Sidney Rice, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.<p>Rice tweeted an …

NFL

The Combine sure is boring ... for coaches

Yawns, heavy eyes and 1,000-yard stares ... the NFL's coaches and general managers all looked a little bored watching players workout on Saturday.<p>Oh sure, the Combine's an exciting event for the media and draft experts, but the NFL's legion of coaches and general managers all seemed a little bored …

2014 NFL Mock Draft: Sticking with Blake Bortles at No. 1

It's NFL Scouting Combine week, which means some changes in the mock draft.<p>What happens at the NFL Scouting Combine can change how the draft will fall for reasons besides what happens in on-the-field drills. Coaches and general managers will say subtle things to the media they shouldn't. …

NFL combine: Jadeveon Clowney is much faster than Johnny Manziel

Jadeveon Clowney ran 4.47 and 4.48 unofficial 40-yard dash times on Monday. Look at this picture of him superimosed with Johnny Manziel and quiver in …

Khalil Mack 2014 NFL Draft scouting report

Analyzing the MAC's latest top pick and the most complete linebacker in the draft.<p>The Mid-American Conference has done it again. For the second straight year, the second-tier football conference has produced a top 10 pick. In 2013, it was Central Michigan offensive tackle Eric Fisher, who went …

Dee Ford Medically Scratched for Combine 1 Day After Ripping Jadeveon Clowney

Dee Ford enjoyed a stellar Senior Bowl performance following a great final year at Auburn, but he won't be able to continue that momentum Monday at the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine.<p>The speedy defensive end, who just a day ago ripped ex-South Carolina star Jadeveon Clowney, his more highly touted draft …

Jonathan Martin-Richie Incognito Investigation Report Released

Following attorney Ted Wells' months-long investigation, the report detailing the bullying scandal involving Miami Dolphins offensive linemen Jonathan Martin and Richie Incognito was officially released on Friday.<p>The situation first came to light in November when Martin decided to leave the …

Richard Sherman claims other NFL players helped him decipher Peyton Manning's hand signals

Sherman told Jimmy Kimmel that players from other teams called him with advice on cracking the Broncos' code before the Super Bowl.<p>Cornerback Richard Sherman said he had some help in figuring out Peyton Manning's hand signals during Super Bowl XLVIII, and that some of that help came from outside …

San Francisco 49ers: Ranking Potential Opponents for Levi's Stadium's First Game

The San Francisco 49ers will welcome the world to Levi’s Stadium in 2014, after 43 years of residence in Candlestick Park. The new stadium looks to be one of the finest in the league and a major upgrade over the aging ‘Stick.<p>What’s less clear is which team the 49ers will face in the regular-season …

NFL roundup: Jonathan Martin, Richie Incognito drama; Roman Harper released

The Jonathan Martin vs. Richie Incognito saga continued, the New Orleans Saints parted ways with multiple players, including Roman Harper and more you might have missed from Wednesday in the NFL.<p>The Jonathan Martin situation doesn't seem as though it will end any time soon. On Wednesday, two pieces …

Forgotten Georgia WR Malcolm Mitchell Is Key to Bulldogs' 2014 Offense

The SEC East is wide open in 2014 thanks to a slew of key player departures including the starting quarterbacks for the top four teams in the division from last year.<p>Georgia will hope to get back to the top of the SEC East pack with new starting quarterback and veteran backup Hutson Mason taking …

Seahawks DE Michael Bennett on Seattle discount: This isn't Costco

If the Seahawks want to keep defensive end Michael Bennett, they better plan on paying full price because Bennett doesn't sound like someone willing …

Richie Incognito feud with Jonathan Martin turns ugly

Incognito turned an ugly spat with Martin even uglier Wednesday afternoon.<p>There is no clear reason why Richie Incognito picked the middle of the afternoon on Wednesday, Feb. 12, a day as innocuous as any on the calendar, to take to Twitter and send out a string of tweets against Jonathan Martin. …

Lynch: Colin Kaepernick Wants New Contract Now, 49ers Not Sure He's Franchise QB

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is not a free agent until 2015, but he wants to get a long-term deal done this offseason. Kaepernick has expressed his willingness to take a team-friendly deal to save money and help the 49ers re-sign some of his teammates.<p>How much of a discount is …

5 Chicago Bears Bound to Break Out in 2014

Last year, it was Alshon Jeffery, and the year before, it was Corey Wootton. Every season, there are players who break out and start to make major contributions for the team.<p>Who will it be this year? The Chicago Bears certainly need a few guys to step up. The defense will not make it if some …

Why the Philadelphia Eagles Absolutely Must Re-Sign Jeremy Maclin

You have no doubt heard the arguments suggesting that the Philadelphia Eagles should re-sign Jeremy Maclin and Riley Cooper, regardless of the fact that doing so would likely prove fiscally irresponsible.<p>Let’s just say the Birds can afford new contracts for both Maclin and Cooper under the salary …

Nebraska Football Recruiting: Why Bo Pelini Needs to Focus Energy in the South

With national signing day in the past, the focus has now shifted to recruiting the 2015 class. And much like he did for the 2014 class, Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini needs to focus his energy in the South.<p>It's no secret that he needs to spend more time in Big Ten country. Michigan, Ohio and …

NFL Trade Rumors: Potential Options for Cleveland Browns QB Brandon Weeden

The fact that Brandon Weeden wants to abandon your sinking ship may be the final insult.<p>On the same day that Joe Banner and Mike Lombardi were removed as Cleveland Browns CEO and general manager, respectively, per <i>The Plain Dealer</i>'s Mary Kay Cabot, the team was rocked by the news that its star …

Saints' cap-cutting in full swing

METAIRIE, La. -- Wednesday marked the end of an era for the New Orleans Saints defense as they announced they are parting ways with four team …

NFL

2014 NFL Draft: Size doesn't matter to Jason Verrett

At 5'10, Jason Verrett won't be one of the bigger corners in the NFL, but that's not going to stop him. Verrett spoke with SB Nation about his journey from TCU to the NFL, covering everything from his childhood heroes to prepping for the draft to how he'll handle the league's biggest receivers.<p>It …