| Jun 14, 2013
| 12:35 PM
SAN DIEGO -- San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates has caught almost five miles of passes (8,321 yards) in his illustrious NFL career while accounting for 642 receptions and 83 touchdowns. He made eight consecutive Pro Bowls between 2004-2011, and is...
| May 21, 2013
| 5:48 PM
You have to be cautious about what you see from a football team when buds still are on the trees and pads still are in the lockers.
But if there is one of the Bears you should know about who's mostly unknown, it's Fendi Onobun.
There is no question...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 6:03 AM
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee basketball player Demetrius Harris is hoping to become the next Antonio Gates, converting his vast athleticism into usable football skills.
Gates went from starring on the basketball court at Kent State to emerging as a...
| Nov 3, 2012
| 1:47 PM
Early last offseason, Bears safeties coach Gill Byrd received a text.
"I feel this is going to be my year."
And then, "I need you to coach me and be there for me."
The sender was Major Wright. It was the first sign something would be different about...
| Apr 23, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Following NFL Network's coverage of the NFL Draft, the network debuts this year's countdown of the best players in the NFL with the 11-epsiode series The Top 100: Players of 2012. Beginning Saturday, April 28, at 8pm ET, each episode of The Top 100 will...
| Sep 18, 2012
| 5:35 PM
1. 49ers (1 last week): There isn't much not to like about the 49ers. At this point, the only question is who is No. 2?
2. Packers (4): Cut them some slack for losing to 49ers. They still are one fine football team.
3. Falcons (5): The defense is...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 12:20 PM
Despite allowing tight end Brent Celek to make eight receptions for a career-high 157 yards in the Philadelphia Eagles’ 24-23 win Sunday, the Ravens say they’re not panicking over the impending visit from Rob Gronkowski and the New England...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 4:12 PM
Ravens 13, Steelers 10
Strategy: Cam Cameron tried a rock 'em sock 'em approach to keep the Steelers honest and make them respect play-action, but Ray Rice was stonewalled by an aggressive, top-ranked defense. The Ravens didn't try to run in short-...
| Nov 23, 2012
| 7:45 AM
Ravens 20, Chargers 13
Maybe it's the sunshine. Maybe it's the palm trees. Something comes over the Ravens on these West Coast trips. The Jekyl and Hyde Chargers have lost five of their last six, but still have a shot at the playoffs. This...
| Aug 2, 2012
| 5:00 AM
Ed Dickson understood that what he said could be perceived as arrogance. But the Ravens tight end didn’t back down from his original contention that he thinks of himself as being one of the best in the NFL at his position.
“I expect a big...
| Nov 22, 2012
| 5:23 PM
Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco is accustomed to encountering an instinctive free safety every day, practicing against former NFL Defensive Player of the Year Ed Reed.
Flacco will have to deal with a similar challenge Sunday against San Diego Chargers Pro...