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Kurt Warner in February: I’d “bang on table” for Anquan Boldin to Hall of Fame

After former NFL quarterback Kurt Warner made it to the Hall of Fame, we asked him to identify a former teammate for whom he’d bang on the table for a bronze bust. “It’s like picking your favorite kid you know because I’ve got four guys that I believe all belong in the Hall of Fame [more]

Ravens call off practice to visit Pentagon, Arlington National Cemetery

The Ravens were supposed to have a practice on Monday, but the team will be taking a field trip instead. The Ravens announced in a statement from coach John Harbaugh that they are taking their players to the Pentagon for a tour and then to Arlington National Cemetery to lay a wreath at the Tomb [more]

Bills wish Anquan Boldin the best

Anquan Boldin played for several NFL teams. He retired on Sunday from the team with which he spent the least amount of time. “We respect Anquan’s decision to retire from the NFL,” Bills G.M. Brandon Beane said in a release. “We appreciate the time he gave us over the past two weeks. He is one [more]

Anquan Boldin leaves Bills camp, says he’s retiring

The Bills were hoping they could get away with a wide receivers room lacking “divas” by virtue of having at least one veteran presence among them. But that guy walked out the door Sunday. According to Jim Trotter of ESPN, wide receiver Anquan Boldin has left Bills camp today, and has informed the team he’s retiring. [more]

Calls for NFL boycott emerging from Colin Kaepernick’s unemployment

The crowdsourcing effort by teams like the Ravens to determine whether Colin Kaepernick should have a job now has another factor to consider: Fans who believe Kaepernick is being unfairly shunned may shun pro football. In addition to online petitions that have lingered for the past few weeks, the Atlanta NAACP announced on Friday a [more]

Ravens try 304-pound rookie defensive lineman Patrick Ricard at fullback

Patrick Ricard is listed as a defensive end on the Ravens’ roster, but the 304-pound undrafted rookie’s best chance at a roster spot may come in the offensive backfield. The Ravens have given Ricard some playing time at fullback in the preseason, and the early returns are positive. Ricard says he’ll play wherever he has [more]

Bills make it clear, “all the confidence in the world” in Tyrod Taylor

It was a quick evaluation. Unless it wasn’t an evaluation at all. Via Mike Rodak of ESPN.com, Bills coach Sean McDermott said Friday afternoon that quarterback Tyrod Taylor would start next week’s preseason game against the Ravens. He also added that he has “all the confidence in the world” in Taylor. It didn’t necessarily sound [more]

Joe Flacco still not ready to return

The Ravens already announced Joe Flacco wouldn’t play in the preseason, but they stated a week ago that they expect their starting quarterback to return to practice sometime in the next few weeks. That won’t happen in the next week, according to coach John Harbaugh. “We have a time frame on that,” Harbaugh said, via [more]

Ravens sign Jeremy Zuttah

Center Jeremy Zuttah is back in Baltimore. The Ravens traded Zuttah to the 49ers earlier this year, but Zuttah was cut by the 49ers a little more than a week ago and speculation quickly started about a return to Baltimore. Zuttah, who went to the Pro Bowl last year, visited the Colts as well, but [more]

Unable to get cleared to play, Zach Orr is retiring

Linebacker Zach Orr announced his retirement early in the offseason due to a neck condition, but reversed course in June and said he hoped to continue playing because he felt it might not be as bad as originally feared. Orr is reversing course again. In a piece he wrote for The Players Tribune, Orr says [more]

Kaepernick makes plenty of sense for Jacksonville

Forget about last year’s anthem protests, which Colin Kaepernick has made clear through intermediaries he won’t repeat. Focus only on his skills, and how they would fit with a team that hopes build an offense around running the football. That’s what the Jaguars want to do. And Kaepernick, who averaged 6.8 yards per attempt a [more]

John Harbaugh: Ryan Mallett “doing OK given the circumstances”

After a mediocre outing for Ravens quarterback Ryan Mallett in the team’s first preseason game, coach John Harbaugh said that Mallett played “winning football” because the Ravens were up 13-0 when he left the game. Mallett threw two interceptions on Thursday night against the Dolphins and could have had a couple of other passes picked [more]

Jay Cutler was glad to get first big hit out of the way

New Dolphins quarterback Jay Cutler didn’t do much last night, but he was glad to get out there. Primarily, there was a sense of relief after he took his first big hit on his surgically repaired right shoulder. On his last play of his two-series debut with the Dolphins, Cutler was drilled by Ravens defensive end [more]

Ryan Mallett struggles again for Ravens

Ravens quarterback Ryan Mallett may benefit from some more grade inflation, since the Ravens happen to be ahead on the scoreboard when he was finished for the night. Starting in place of the rehabbing Joe Flacco, Mallett struggled again for the Ravens. He was 13-of-22 for 113 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions before being relieved [more]

Jay Cutler plays two series in Dolphins debut

Jay Cutler’s debut with the Dolphins was very Jay Cutler. There were moments in which he looked extremely sharp. There were other moments of, well, not so much. Cutler started and played two series in his first action since signing with Miami, before yielding late in the first quarter for veteran backup Matt Moore. Cutler [more]

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