| Mar 13, 2014
| 7:45 PM
The Steve Smith era in Carolina is over.
The Panthers released their all-time leading receiver on Thursday after 13 seasons. Panthers General Manager Dave Gettleman said it “was not an easy decision” in a news release.
The decision came...
| 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...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 8:22 AM
The question isn’t who will replace Julius Peppers.
No, the question is who couldn’t.
You there, reading this piece on your laptop, get in there at right defensive end for the next snap. You couldn’t lose outside contain much worse...
| May 6, 2014
| 9:09 PM
The NFL draft will be held Thursday, Friday and Saturday in New York. Times NFL writer Sam Farmer examines team needs by division. Today, the West divisions:
There’s no doubt the Oakland Raiders need a long-term answer at quarterback...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 8:51 PM
Seattle, Denver, New England and Kansas City remained unblemished.
The rest of the NFL remained unbelievable.
Cleveland beat Cincinnati? The Browns were supposed to be cooked a couple weeks ago when they traded running back Trent Richardson to...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 10:52 AM
Have the Bears thought about playing Shea McClellin at linebacker? He played it in college and he isn't making an impact at end. Obviously, there is a need there and the Bears could plug someone else in who would be effective at end. Maybe he would make a...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 6:57 PM
Baltimore Ravens linebacker Jameel McClain seems an unlikely victim of bullying – as an adult, that is. But as a child, he was mocked for his threadbare clothing and the place he called home for about a year — a Salvation Army shelter....
| Feb 7, 2013
| 12:19 PM
The relationship between some members of the Baltimore Ravens and the community runs deeper than just on-field victories. And Friday, the USA cable channel features one of the those players, linebacker Jameel McClain, in a film about the way he reached...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 7:57 PM
Standing adjacent to the line of scrimmage, Ravens defensive line coach Clarence Brooks' vantage point gives him a unique perspective to watch a revamped group.
Brooks is enjoying himself, frequently cracking a smile after plays to celebrate another...
| Aug 10, 2013
| 11:28 AM
Ravens defensive lineman Chris Canty has been granted medical clearance to wear a special face mask, according to NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy.
In an email to The Baltimore Sun, McCarthy confirmed that both Canty and New York Giants defensive end Justin...
| Oct 30, 2013
Eagles rookie right tackle Lane Johnson's growing pains have been well-documented. His footwork is not there yet, the result of him adjusting to the speed of the NFL. But on the other side, grizzled All-Pro Jason Peters is having similar......