| May 4, 2015
| 12:19 PM
Three area graduates will have a chance to make their NFL dreams come true in the coming months as Mark Weisman from Stevenson, and former Vernon Hills teammates Evan Spencer and DaVaris Daniels have been drafted or signed free agent contracts with pro...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 7:37 PM
TAMPA, Fla. -- The Washington Redskins wrapped up their slate of preseason games Thursday night with a 24-10 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium.
Both teams leaned almost exclusively on their reserves in the exhibition finale,...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Washington receiver DeSean Jackson suffered a left ankle injury Wednesday during a training camp walk-through and could miss the Redskins’ first preseason game Thursday against the New England Patriots.
Jackson was lined up against new Patriots...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 8:53 PM
A 21-point third quarter for James Madison proved to be just enough as the Dukes held off Richmond 38-31 Saturday on a misty day in Harrisonburg.
Michael Birdsong threw for two touchdowns and ran for another before the host Dukes, ranked 17th in the...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 10:43 AM
The Ravens on Monday used their open roster spot to sign former Cincinnati Bengals running back Bernard Scott, who will presumably start out as their third running back behind Ray Rice and Bernard Pierce.
So what are they getting in Scott? Besides a...
| Dec 25, 2011
| 10:09 PM
GREEN BAY — It wasn't too long ago, back when the Bears were trying to make a go of it with Rex Grossman, that a high-ranking team official said just wait, the balance of power in the NFC North would shift once Brett Favre retired.
Well, the future...
| Sep 25, 2011
| 7:44 PM
If the Bears were looking for something to hang their hats on Sunday, the Packers locker room was full of players saying the 89-yard punt return for a touchdown by Johnny Knox was the greatest play they've ever witnessed.
Too bad a holding penalty...
| May 2, 2012
| 6:30 AM
Here is a question that the Ravens will have to answer in the coming weeks: Will they be comfortable going into the season without an experienced backup behind Ray Rice?
Currently, the three top guys behind Rice on the running back depth chart –...
| Dec 31, 2012
| 8:10 AM
Bears 39, Saints 14 -- NFC championship game, Jan. 21, 2007: After the Bears tied a franchise record with 13 regular-season wins, Smith guided them to the NFC title and a Super Bowl berth in his third season. Thomas Jones rushed for 123 yards...
| Sep 5, 2011
Patriots vs. Packers
In the AFC, Rex Ryan has painted a bull's-eye on his Jets. No question, his defense has credentials. But his passing game is vulnerable and his quarterback is shaky in the red zone.
More likely, it will...
| Sep 7, 2011
| 12:30 PM
The news that Peyton Manning will miss Week 1 with a neck injury -- and that his status going forward is unclear -- is good news for the Texans, Ravens, Patriots, Steelers and the other contenders in the AFC. It's bad news for fantasy football owners...