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  • Bears Q&A: Minnesota defensive backs coach on Brock Vereen

    Bears Q&A: Minnesota defensive backs coach on Brock Vereen
    The Bears had a script heading into the final day of this weekend’s NFL draft. In the fourth round, general manager Phil Emery was aiming to come away with a running back-safety combination, addressing two major needs on his roster. Only one...
  • Ravens safety Matt Elam displaying signs of growth heading into second season

    Ravens safety Matt Elam displaying signs of growth heading into second season
    Ravens safety Matt Elam often used a cautious approach during his rookie season to avoid making mistakes. That led to Elam thinking more than playing instinctively and he produced few big plays as he started all but one game at free safety after being...
  • Jimmy Garoppolo, Kelvin Benjamin, Keith McGill, Khairi Fortt visiting Ravens, per sources

    The Ravens are hosting Eastern Illinois quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, Florida State wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin, Utah cornerback Keith McGill and Cal outside linebacker Khairi Fortt for official visits Tuesday, according to league sources. It's an...
  • Virgen: The night's true stars

    Virgen: The night's true stars
    At the "Draft Day" special movie screening at Big Newport Thursday night, the film's stars Kevin Costner and Jennifer Garner did not show. But that was OK, there were plenty of other stars, and some who did not have a role in the movie. You could call...
  • NFL Draft Breakdown: Position needs for NFC teams

    The NFC features some of the NFL's best defenses, which includes the Seattle Seahawks, the reigning Super Bowl champions. This conference also features a couple of teams - Philadelphia, Chicago, Carolina, Arizona - that appear to be on the rise, and a...
  • Justin Tucker's 61-yard field goal lifts Ravens to 18-16 win over Detroit Lions

    Justin Tucker's 61-yard field goal lifts Ravens to 18-16 win over Detroit Lions
    It seems improbable, but the Ravens are more than willing to let Justin Tucker kick them all the way to the playoffs. Tucker's sixth field goal of the night, this one from 61 yards with 38 seconds to play, pushed the Ravens to their biggest victory of...
  • Ravens' Jimmy Smith shuts down Lions WR Johnson

    Ravens' Jimmy Smith shuts down Lions WR Johnson
    Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith was granted an assignment he coveted Monday night, a daunting task most other defensive backs would dread. Smith shadowed All-Pro Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson all over Ford Field, doing a respectable job...
  • ESPN counts Ravens all but out in 'Countdown,' but game coverage solid

    ESPN counts Ravens all but out in 'Countdown,' but game coverage solid
    After watching ESPN’s “Monday Night Countdown” show, I wondered why they even bothered to play the game. All I heard for two hours, was how unstoppable Lions receiver Calvin Johnson was, and how all but impossible it was for the Ravens...
  • Mistakes pile up in Bears' 1st loss

    Mistakes pile up in Bears' 1st loss
    DETROIT — Theo Spight wears a Lions hard hat, a jersey numbered "00" and after every touchdown scored by the home team at Ford Field, he grabs a microphone behind the end zone, and thrusts his deep voice into "Gridiron Heroes," the Lions' fight...
  • Ravens meeting with Florida State wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin

    Kelvin Benjamin grew up chasing down rabbits and grabbing them with his bare hands in an effort to build his speed and obtain his dinner. The big wide receiver from Florida State is from Belle Glade, Fla., an impoverished community and a football hotbed...
  • Blackhawks test their Bears knowledge

    Blackhawks test their Bears knowledge
    Soldier Field in March may be just as brutal as a December football game. The Hawks on Friday will test the outdoor ice rink on the field before the Coors Light NHL Stadium Series matchup with Pittsburgh on Saturday. Playing in Chicago has turned some...