| Jun 17, 2014
| 4:41 PM
The dirt path, narrow and steep, snakes about 500 yards up a severe hillside in Danville, Calif., and beckons Maurice Jones-Drew each week. He and his trainer consider it their Saturday morning exclamation point, the grueling capstone for their week of...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 10:22 AM
There are eight -- and there's one active NFL player who will be a shoo-in -- Heisman Trophy winners in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Can you name them?
Two are running backs who won the Heisman as college football's best player in the 1980s. Two...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 11:25 AM
Michael Huff can relate to the immediate expectations with which rookie safety Matt Elam is dealing. He was once a first-round draft pick who had to help replace a perennial Pro Bowl defensive back who had left town. So Huff has taken it upon himself to...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 7:34 AM
Smart man, Tom Thayer.
As the Bears radio analyst, he’s football Steve Stone with the way he diagnoses plays before the snap and breaks them down later. He’s also football Ron Santo, grunting his dismay at his former team’s failure,...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 1:55 PM
As the opening of NFL training camps creeps closer, so does confrontation with critical concerns on top teams. The outcome of these issues will have a major impact on the drama and results of the 2013 season.
Some of the teams expecting to contend for...
| May 30, 2013
| 4:30 PM
A day after signing with Denver, cornerback Quentin Jammer was on the practice field Thursday for the Broncos, getting used to playing for a team that was a division rival for so long.
“You look at this team and what they did last year and what...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 4:00 AM
Ravens officials made it clear at this week’s NFL meetings that their primary focus over the next month is not what remains on the free-agent market.
With 12 selections in next month’s draft, the organization is busy evaluating college...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 11:57 AM
After two days of being aggressively recruited by the Houston Texans, veteran free safety Ed Reed left Texas on Friday afternoon without agreeing to terms as he returned to his home in Atlanta.
In what remains a fluid situation with the two sides...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 5:03 PM
Free safety Ed Reed is proving how serious he is about testing the open market, and possibly leaving the Ravens.
Reed is scheduled to begin his free agent visit with the Houston Texans on Thursday, according to league sources with knowledge of the...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 6:31 AM
Last year, Jay Cutler got a Pro Bowl receiver in Brandon Marshall and a newly signed Pro Bowl running back in Matt Forte.
This year, the Bears quarterback got an offensive-minded head coach known as a quarterback whisperer in Marc Trestman, and before...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 4:00 AM
The NFL offseason heats up on Tuesday when the free agency period begins and the NFL draft will take place next month. In anticipation of those events, blogger and reporter Matt Vensel will look at six key positions the Ravens might address in free agency...