What's the first thing you need to know about the 3 cone drill? There are actually 4 cones.
In a 2016 NFL offseason that saw teams spend over $1 billion over the first two days of free agency, the Cincinnati Bengals waited a few more weeks and inked sixth-year veteran Brandon LaFell to a modest 1-year deal, $2.5 million deal.
When Marvin Jones and Mohamed Sanu walked in free agency following the 2015 campaign, the general consensus was that receiver would be the Bengals’ No. 1 problem the following season. While Tyler Boyd and Brandon LaFell performed better than expected, some of their counterparts on the other side of the ball did not. For the first time in a while, it became clear that linebacker was a problem for the Bengals, and it wasn’t going away on its own.
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A few weeks ago, former Steeler linebacker and current assistant coach Joey Porter was arrested outside of a Pittsburgh bar following an argument between Porter, a doorman, and a police officer. Today, Pittsburgh police have released video of the incident
Texas Tech quarterback Patrick Mahomes is out to prove a the NFL Combine next week that he's right up there with Mitch Trubisky and Deshaun Watson, and hopes Browns coach Hue Jackson takes notice.
The Baltimore Ravens might be a couple weeks away from watching another starting offensive lineman receive a lucrative payday elsewhere. Rick Wagner, the Ravens' starting right tackle the past three seasons, could become the NFL's second highest-paid right tackle. He is projected to make $6.9 million per season, according to Spotrac.
On Sunday night, New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis lit up the NBA All-Star Game with a record 52 points, yet once the dust settled on his historic performance all anyone could talk about was his new teammate. Davis’ franchise capped off the midseason break with an absolute fleecing, sending a collection of marginal assets west for All-NBA center DeMarcus Cousins.
Thursday, March 9, 4 p.m. ET. Mark it on your calendar. Call in sick to work. Make plans to be on your phone or in front of a computer hitting refresh on your browser because that day is when the opening bell rings on NFL free agency for 2017. Keep track of where the best players are headed with our handy list.
The "Underwear Olympics" is about a week away. The NFL Scouting Combine has come a long way since it was known as the National Invitational Camp back in 1982. Where once it was a sleepy gathering in Tampa, Florida it's now a week-long media event in Indianapolis.
Who's moving up, and who's moving down? From when draft season started in August until now—about a week before the combine—there has been considerable movement in the rankings because of players' poor performances, off-field issues, injuries and, in the case of six players highlighted here, improved performance.