After making the cut to the final 10 in each of the last four years, former Bills WR Andre Reed hopes this is the year he makes it to the Hall of Fame.
Hall of Fame Dolphins coach Don Shula avoided a Jonathan Martin-type situation by charging the assistant coaches with the responsibility of knowing all about their players.
Patriots owner Robert Kraft hopes WR Julian Edelman and CB Aqib Talib will return in 2014.
Jets QB Geno Smith isn’t bothered by the fact that coach Rex Ryan has declined to anoint Smith the starter for 2014.
Ravens WR Jacoby Jones may want more money as a free agent than the team will pay.
Bengals WR Marvin Jones was feeling like Barry White after his trip to Radio Row.
The new offensive coordinator in Cleveland will have a hard time filling the shoes of his predecessor; “You cannot replace Norv Turner,” WR Josh Gordon said. “That’s a legendary Hall of Fame coach. If it’s the same offense, heck, we’d be lucky to have it.”
Former Steelers WR Hines Ward has made the case for RB Jerome Bettis to make it to Canton; “When Jerome ran over Brian Urlacher I think that was a signature play of who The Bus really was,” Ward said. “Every time I see that play, I shake my head and think that is The Bus. That is what it’s all about.”
Former Colts offensive coordinator Tom Moore thinks WR Marvin Harrison should be a lock for the Hall of Fame; “To me it’s a no-brainer,” Moore said. “What more can a guy do? If he didn’t do enough, what do you have to do? Tell me that.”
The Jaguars plan to try to re-sign QB Chad Henne.
More praise for new Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt.
January 31 was “T.J. Yates Day” in Houston. (Matt Schaub Day will be held on February 31.)
Broncos QB Brock Osweiler is ready to play, if needed.
Chiefs owner Clark Hunt believes last season’s success can be sustained.
Former Raiders P Ray Guy is getting nervous about his grossly belated Hall of Fame candidacy.
Chargers owner Dean Spanos is leery about another team coming to L.A.; “If a team moved to Los Angeles, it would have a significant economic impact on the Chargers,” Spanos said Friday.
Former Cowboys DE Charles Haley says he’ll never lose faith in making it to the Hall of Fame.
Soccer star Pele says he declined an offer to kick for the Giants in the 1970s.
Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie keeps touting Philadelphia as a Super Bowl location.
Hall of Fame coach Joe Gibbs remains convinced that owner Daniel Snyder eventually will get the Redskins back to the Super Bowl.
Bears CB Charles Tillman is open to reuniting with Lovie Smith in Tampa.
Lions RB Reggie Bush lobbied for the team to keep running backs coach Curtis Modkins, and the Lions did.
Packers QB Aaron Rodgers, the current on-field successor to Bart Starr, received the Bart Starr Award on Friday.
Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton canceled a planned trip to New York to lobby for the 2018 Super Bowl.
The Falcons will start making moves as of February 3, the day on which the 2013 season-ending rosters become unfrozen.
Several Panthers could be winning Associated Press awards on Saturday night.
Here’s a compelling look at whether Saints TE Jimmy Graham is a tight end or a receiver; unfortunately, it completely ignores the facts and the controlling principles of the labor deal.
In a persuasive op-ed for the Tampa Tribune, Bucs coach Lovie Smith makes a strong case for Derrick Brooks, John Lynch, and Tony Dungy each making it to the Hall of Fame.
Hall of Fame CB Deion Sanders says Cardinals CB Patrick Peterson provides a better comparison to “Prime Time” than Richard Sherman.
Last year, former Rams (and Cardinals) CB Aeneas Williams went about his business on Hall of Fame Saturday; this year, he’s in New York because the Hall of Fame announcement has been folded in to the NFL’s made-for-TV award show.
The Seahawks’ iconic 12th Man flag has made its way to New York.
49ers TE Vernon Davis asked Commissioner Roger Goodell why lifetime health care isn’t available for former NFL players.