| Sep 23, 2013
| 6:45 AM
Arizona safety Rashad Johnson removed his glove after making a routine tackle and found something unexpected -- and horrifying -- inside.
Part of his finger.
The fifth-year safety lost the top part of his left middle finger while tackling New...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 7:59 AM
Tampa Bay Bucs safety Dashon Goldson has been fined $100,000 but was cleared to play Sunday against the New England Patriots after his one-game suspension for a helmet-to-helmet hit in Sunday's loss to the Saints was overturned.
Former NFL center Matt...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 11:40 AM
TAMPA - Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety Dashon Goldson could be back preparing with his team for this Sunday's game at New England as soon as today.
Goldson was suspended Monday for one game by the NFL for flagrant and repeated helmet-to-helmet hits, but...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 12:54 PM
NEW ORLEANS — The Miami Dolphins did their best to make Drew Brees earn every yard, but Brees was never one to shy away from delayed gratification.
Brees completed 30 of 39 passes for 413 yards and four touchdowns, including scoring strikes of 27...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 6:00 PM
Throughout the 2012 season, Ray Rice and Bernard Pierce took turns tearing through defenses. But in the second quarter of the Super Bowl, the Ravens sent the Pro Bowl running back and his rookie understudy onto the field together for the first time all...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 7:28 AM
Friday night, the Jacksonville Jaguars played their first preseason game and for the first time sent offensive weapon Denard Robinson onto the field. No, "offensive weapon" isn’t the descriptor that we often use to describe playmakers. That is...
| Jan 6, 2013
| 6:41 PM
Minutes after a grinning Ray Lewis swaggered out of the tunnel and did his trademark dance much to the delight of fans and teammates, the Ravens' star middle linebacker was suddenly all business again.
The smile quickly left Lewis' face as kickoff...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 2:36 PM
Imagine the football field as a chess board, its synthetic green grass replaced with two-toned squares.
Picture wideouts as rooks rocketing up and down the edges of the board and backs as bishops slashing through a front line of pawns. Tight ends and...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 9:38 PM
Representing Dunbar High with a maroon suit and maroon tie, Tavon Austin strolled into Radio City Music Hall around 7 p.m. Thursday night to see his lifelong dream fulfilled.
At 7:34 p.m., he and 22 other top prospects were introduced to the crowd....
| Apr 25, 2013
| 6:37 PM
One of my favorite assignments in the past year or so was the feature I did this week on former Dunbar and West Virginia star Tavon Austin, who for weeks has had talent evaluators in NFL organizations and in the media salivating about what he might do...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 4:24 PM
The Death Star in Star Wars was the ultimate power in the Universe, but had one glaring design flaw, as discussed here: The New Orleans Saints are in many ways almost like a "Reverse Death Star," in that they're a......