| Aug 2, 2013
| 4:11 PM
Retired Ravens center Matt Birk is joining the NFL as an appeals officer on player discipline, replacing former NFL coach Art Shell.
Birk confirmed the appointment in a text message to The Baltimore Sun.
A six-time Pro Bowl selection, Birk retired...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 4:18 PM
The National Football League and more than 4,500 retired players, including former Ravens and Baltimore Colts, reached a $765 million settlement Thursday over concussion-related lawsuits.
The settlement comes a week before the NFL kicks off the 2013...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 7:36 PM
Christian Fauria spent 13 seasons as an NFL tight end. He won two Super Bowl rings with the New England Patriots. He understands the hunger for any possible physical edge.
But he said he couldn't bring himself to use human growth hormone.
He did buy...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 3:36 PM
Von Miller, star linebacker for the Denver Broncos, has been suspended for the first six games of the season for violating the NFL’s substance policy.
Losing Miller is a huge blow to the Broncos, who host Baltimore in the Sept. 5 Kickoff Opener....
| Aug 29, 2013
| 9:21 PM
Nowhere in the NFL's tentative settlement of a concussion lawsuit with 4,500 former players Thursday was an admission from the league that football caused their injuries.
That was by design, the carefully crafted work of the NFL's highly paid legal team...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 3:31 PM
Aaron Hernandez was a heavy drug user during his days with the Patriots and his behavior angered coach Bill Belichick to the point that his job was in jeopardy, according to Rolling Stone magazine.
In story excerpts from "The Gangster in the Huddle"...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 4:44 PM
Leigh Steinberg, a Daily Pilot columnist, was profiled by the Associated Press and revealed he is working to relaunch his sports agency, based in Newport Beach, as well as other projects, "including an autobiography and his continuing crusade to raise...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 7:23 AM
The Ravens have signed former University of Buffalo wide receiver Marcus Rivers, according to a source.
The Ravens released former University of Kansas quarterback Dayne Crist to create a roster spot for Rivers.
Rivers is an imposing target at 6...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 4:47 PM
Maybe Evan Rodriguez will be with the Bears this season.
Maybe he won't be.
If there is one takeaway from Rodriguez's latest missteps it is this: The Bears better not be counting on him.
The Bears have no intention of cutting Rodriguez because of...
| May 28, 2013
| 10:01 AM
Citing a scheduling conflict at Radio City Music Hall, the NFL has shifted its traditional April draft to May for 2014.
The draft will be conducted May 8 to May 10 in New York.
The league made the change official today, but stated no decision has been...
| May 23, 2013
| 4:57 AM
The NFL plans to shift its annual draft into May next year because of a scheduling conflict at Radio City Music Hall, and the pending change could become a fixture in the offseason calendar.
It's obvious that the league covets the television...