New Bengals CB Terence Newman blames his performance in 2011 on a hamstring injury; “I’m a rockhead about some things and I tried to play through it,” Newman says. “I wanted to be there for my teammates and I ended up probably hurting them.”
Thanks, ESPN, for telling us that the fourth-place team in a division that sent three teams to the playoffs last year will have a tough schedule in 2012.
Brigham Young DT Hebron Fangupo visited the Steelers on Friday. (Yes, sometimes editorial decisions are influenced by a desire to type a guy’s name.)
Colts owner Jim Irsay wants the “fowl [sic] swine” who stole five of Tom Petty’s guitars to return them. (Maybe Irsay should offer a reward. Abby’s hatpick!)
Perhaps the Jaguars think that players who have wives will be less likely to get in trouble.
Of the last 40 defensive linemen drafted by the Broncos, only three have gone to the Pro Bowl — and one of them made it only after being moved to linebacker.
The Raiders had at least a little competition for TE Andre Hardy, who played basketball and not football in college; he visited the 49ers before signing with Oakland.
Giants co-owner John Mara perfectly summarizes the state of the league, in 50 words: “We have a very exciting game, scoring is up, so many games go down to the wire, so much unpredictability in the game, everybody has a chance to win every year. We really think we’re in a good place. Our challenge going forward is how do we make it safer?”
The Redskins’ on-field offseason practices begin May 21, and end June 14.
With Bears trainer Tim Bream heading to Penn State, the Bears promoted two from within to replace him: Chris Hanks and Bobby Slater.
Former Lions WR Charles Rogers allegedly threatened to kill his mother. (In response, his mother said, “He did that a long time ago.”)
The Packers likely will be looking for a late-round quarterback.
The effort to get a stadium deal for the Vikings continues to be an uphill climb.
Falcons WR Roddy White wasn’t happy with the reaction to his Twitter declaration that he’s not gay.
Cardinals G.M. Rod Graves and director of player personnel Steve Keim talk draft preparation.
The 49ers hosted Baylor WR Kendall Wright on Friday.
Only CB Marcus Trufant and LB Leroy Hill remain from the Seahawks team that made it to Super Bowl XL.