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Michigan State QB Tyler O'Connor wants a few back but touts growth
'He did a lot on and off the field, on the sideline leading us, being the leader in the huddle, rallying guys.'        
1 points by Detroit Free Press | American football American football positions Brian Hoyer Tight end
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Preseason Sweet 16
    It won't take long to see which team truly belongs in the hot seat atop the early-season poll.    Xaverian and Everett will meet tomorrow in a season-opening clash of the two premier Division 1 football programs in the state over the past 20 years. The Hawks return a solid nucleus from a Super Bowl championship team, while the Crimson Tide are seeking to rebound from a rare off-season by their lofty standards.
71 points by Boston Herald | American football positions American football Canadian football The Return Fullback Tight end Cornerback Super Bowl
Rob Gronkowski expected to play against Cardinals
FOXBORO — Rob Gronkowski cast some doubt yesterday on his availability for the season opener, but it’s not quite time to panic.Barring an unexpected setback in the next 72 hours, the Patriots tight end is expected to play Sunday night against the Cardinals, according to two sources.
2 points by Boston Herald | New England Patriots Bill Belichick Tight end Chicago Bears The Lockers Patriot American football positions
Broncos defense comes up clutch to earn hard fought victory
When the bravado wore away, the Broncos' defense was left looking around for answers in an early fight. Just as they did time and time again last season, they punched back and finally delivered the knockout blow.
9 points by The Denver Post | American football American football positions National Football League Tight end Super Bowl Super Bowl XXXVI Washington Redskins Linebacker
Patriots’ Gronkowski a game-time decision for opener
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski caught reporters by surprise Thursday when he said after practice that he’s still week-to-week with a two-week-old hamstring injury.A source told Pro Football Talk that Gronkowski will be a game-time decision for Sunday night’s season opener against Ariz...
-1 points by Concord Monitor | American football New England Patriots Tight end Bill Belichick Massachusetts National Football League Patriot Season
Thursday's roundup: Stars Brady, Bell among several out Week 1
Tom Brady isn’t the only star player suspended by the NFL when the season began.        
-1 points by The Detroit News | American football positions American football National Football League Tight end Pittsburgh Steelers Super Bowl Game Roger Goodell
Andy Janovich is 3rd Broncos rookie to score on first career rushing attempt
Andy Janovich was the smartest dummy on the field. The Broncos' rookie fullback lined up as a lead blocker for three consecutive plays in the second quarter of the season opener at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. But just as the Carolina Panthers grew to expect his shoulder in their chests, Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian sneaked a quick hand-off to him.
1404 points by The Denver Post | American football American football positions Tight end National Football League Quarterback Gary Kubiak Canadian football Denver Broncos players
Detroit Lions defense, specialists scouting report
Free Press sports writer Dave Birkett breaks down the Lions’ defense and specialists        
3 points by Detroit Free Press | American football American football positions Linebacker Chicago Bears Cornerback Tight end 2009 NFL Draft Punt
NFL stars will be sitting Week 1
Tom Brady isn’t the only star player suspended by the NFL when the season began.        
-1 points by The Detroit News | American football positions American football National Football League Tight end Pittsburgh Steelers Super Bowl Game Roger Goodell
Los Angeles Daily News’ Thuc Nhi Nguyen discusses UCLA vs. UNLV
Thuc Nhi Nguyen, who covers the Bruins for the Los Angeles Daily News, answered some questions about UCLA and its star quarterback, Josh Rosen.
3 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | American football positions American football Quarterback Tight end Eligible receiver Cornerback Hail Mary pass Canadian football
Ty Sambrailo, Jeff Heuerman among Broncos’ inactives for NFL opener against Carolina Panthers at Mile High
After weeks of playing through the preseason with worrisome injuries and hoping for health, especially on the offensive line, the Broncos on Thursday suited up a still-shorthanded complement of key players.
40 points by The Denver Post | American football National Football League Tight end American football positions Wide receiver Gary Kubiak Linebacker Super Bowl
5 questions: Los Angeles Daily News’ Thuc Nhi Nguyen discusses UCLA vs. UNLV
Thuc Nhi Nguyen, who covers the Bruins for the Los Angeles Daily News, answered some questions about UCLA and its star quarterback, Josh Rosen.
1 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | American football positions American football Quarterback Tight end Eligible receiver Cornerback Hail Mary pass Canadian football
Prosecutors charge 49er Miller in attack on 2 men
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco prosecutors have charged former 49ers tight end Bruce Miller with multiple counts of assault and battery after police say he attacked a 70-year-old man and his son while intoxicated. The San Francisco District Attorney's office said it filed seven charges against Miller Thursday, including ...
1 points by The Washington Times | Family Crime Son Legal professions Tight end Hotel The Washington Times Comment
Ailing Rob Gronkowski: Week 1 status 'a coach's decision'
FOXBORO — Three days out from the season opener, Rob Gronkowski admitted he’s not 100 percent healthy and isn't 100 percent certain he'll play Sunday in Arizona.The Patriots tight end appeared on the injury report Wednesday as a limited participant in practice with a hamstring injury, an injury he said was nagging him since hurting it in a joint practice with the Bears last month.Gronkowski said he was "feeling better every day," but was non-committal when asked if he'd be playing Sunday.
34 points by Boston Herald | New England Patriots American football Tight end Patriot Play
Danny Trevathan, Jerrell Freeman could restore Bears' linebacking tradition
Tradition at one position for an NFL franchise doesn't get much richer than the Bears at linebacker. The team wasn't living in the past the last few seasons. It was longing for the past as things went downhill precipitously after the end of Brian Urlacher's career and an unproductive final season...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Linebacker Tight end Chicago Bears American football positions American football Undrafted sportsperson Free agent 2006 Chicago Bears season
Justin Rogers rates the Lions position by position
Detroit News reporter Justin Rogers rates the Lions position by position.        
-1 points by The Detroit News | American football positions American football 2009 NFL Draft Tight end Offensive tackle Defensive end Glossary of American football Linebacker
Week 1 Preview: New England Patriots at Arizona Cardinals
By Derek Harper, The Sports Xchange Jimmy Garoppolo has spent the bulk of the past two-plus years learning in the classroom and on the practice field. And waiting for an opportunity like he has Sunday night.
136 points by UPI | American football New England Patriots Bill Belichick National Football League American football positions Tight end Tom Brady 2007 New England Patriots season
Week 1 preview: Miami Dolphins at Seattle Seahawks
By Derek Harper, The Sports Xchange If Adam Gase was looking for a litmus test for his Miami Dolphins out of the gate, the first-year head coach couldn't have asked for a much more difficult test than traveling to face the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field at 4:05 ET on Sunday.
5 points by UPI | American football positions American football Washington Redskins Tight end Wide receiver National Football League Pete Carroll Offensive tackle
Chat transcript with Wolverines writer Mark Snyder
Mark answered your questions about the Michigan football and basketball teams for an hour this morning.        
-1 points by Detroit Free Press | Game Play Tight end American football positions American football Rotation Walker Island
Patriots will lean on defense early in the season
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Much of the spotlight heading into the Patriots’ regular-season opener at Arizona has been focused on the big piece they will be missing on offense.It’s anyone’s guess whether New England can duplicate its typical efficiency without Tom Brady. But having to lean on its defense ag...
-1 points by Concord Monitor | National Football League New England Patriots Tom Brady American football positions Tight end 2007 New England Patriots season Cleveland Browns 2005 New England Patriots season
Wojo: Lions are laying it all on the line
Matthew Stafford and the offense are doomed unless a young line develops quickly in the Lions’ new up-tempo attack.        
-1 points by The Detroit News | American football American football positions Offensive tackle Tight end Quarterback Fullback Linebacker Defensive tackle
USC's anger boils over, as JuJu Smith-Schuster fights, then briefly leaves field
The first punch cut through the air unobstructed, so JuJu Smith-Schuster reared back and launched another. USC had been stewing since the start of Tuesday’s practice. Much of the energy was productive. But now it was convulsing into hostility. A gratuitous celebration after a pass breakup had angered...
317 points by Los Angeles Times | American football positions Steve Sarkisian American football The Practice Week-day names Tight end USC Trojans football Anger
Martellus Bennett preps for Patriots debut
FOXBORO — For Martellus Bennett, it’s a good thing the Patriots preseason has come to an end, because it ended on a bad note for the tight end.Now, Bennett needs to turn the page and prepare for the type of regular season many expected when he signed with the Patriots as a free agent in the offseason.
5 points by Boston Herald | American football Tight end American football positions New England Patriots Washington Redskins Wide receiver Bill Belichick Eligible receiver
Week 1 Preview: Oakland Raiders at New Orleans Saints
By Marc Lillibridge, The Sports Xchange The talk of the offseason has been about both teams winning enough games to make the playoffs as the New Orleans Saints host the Oakland Raiders on Sunday.
2 points by UPI | American football positions American football Super Bowl New Orleans Saints Linebacker National Football League Offensive tackle Tight end
UCLA tight end Caleb Wilson will play a bigger role this week against UNLV
On Sunday, with UCLA’s overtime loss to Texas A&M still a fresh wound, quarterback Josh Rosen delivered some encouraging news to tight end Caleb Wilson.  “We’re going to get you in the game more,” Wilson, a redshirt freshman, remembers Rosen telling him. “We saw some good things from you.” Wilson...
185 points by Los Angeles Times | American football positions American football Fullback Tight end Eligible receiver Wide receiver Linebacker Redshirt
NFL free agency tracker: The latest moves
He has two career interceptions. Last season, an Achilles injury limited Te’o to three games.        
-1 points by Detroit Free Press | American football positions American football National Football League Free agent Draft Linebacker Tight end Washington Redskins
NFL draft: 5 mid-round prospects the Detroit Lions are studying
The Detroit Lions have sent their assistant coaches across the country to work out several interesting draft prospects.        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | American football positions American football Fullback Wide receiver Tight end Cornerback Canadian football Linebacker
UNH’s Lauderdale, a Concord native, has sights set on pro football career
During his first few years at the University of New Hampshire, Concord’s Andrew Lauderdale wasn’t thinking about the NFL. He was just trying to figure out how to get on the field for the Wildcats.“When I got there initially, I was just like, ‘Wow.’ Compared to New Hampshire high school football, tho...
1 points by Concord Monitor | American football American football positions National Football League Tight end Wide receiver Fullback Cornerback Lucas Oil Stadium
Justin Rogers' NFL mock draft 2.0
       
-2 points by The Detroit News | American football American football positions Linebacker Quarterback Blitz Draft Tight end Conscription in the United States
Catching on? Bears looking at three candidates for wide receivers coach
The Bears continue to work to fill out John Fox’s coaching staff for the 2017 season and one source said three candidates are under consideration for the wide receiver job that was vacated when Curtis Johnson informed the organization he was leaving shortly after the Senior Bowl. Bob Bicknell,...
-2 points by Chicago Tribune | National Football League American football American football positions Wide receiver Cornerback Tight end San Francisco 49ers National Hockey League
Man in Patriots hat among 64 let go during jury selection
More than a third of the first 183 jurors vetted to hear the double-murder trial of ex-Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez were excused from the pool yesterday, while out of earshot, the judge was turning up the heat on Cure Lounge to confirm whether video exists of the ex-Pro Bowler crossing paths with his alleged victims.
-2 points by Boston Herald | Jury Trial Judge Court New England Patriots Voir dire Tight end Prosecutor
The Dish: Trey Flowers, Rob Ninkovich and Danny Amendola...
RAISING THE BAR: Whatever you do, keep mom away from social media for a bit. That is, unless you’ve got a Valentine’s Day surprise of the kind New England Patriots defensive end Trey Flowers unveiled for his mother. The Lombardi Trophy winner created a V-Day treat of 1,000 (you read that right) blooms donated by ProFlowers, set up in his mom’s Alabama home on Friday.
70 points by Boston Herald | National Football League American football Super Bowl American football positions Tight end Vince Lombardi Trophy New England Patriots Super Bowl XLII
Modernist original is in harmony in Palm Springs
The Edris House, built in 1954, was designed by modernist architect E. Stewart Williams to rise from the desert landscape and rock outcrops that surround it. Among the Palm Springs residence’s forward-thinking features is a series of concealed steel beams that support the gently sloped roofline while...
159 points by Los Angeles Times | Real estate E. Stewart Williams Desert International real estate Palm Springs California Tight end The Palm Price
Los Angeles Rams add Matt LaFleur as offensive coordinator, fill out staff
The Sports Xchange Los Angeles Rams coach Sean McVay finalized his coaching staff on Wednesday.
1 points by UPI | American football positions American football National Football League Tight end Wide receiver Fullback St. Louis Rams Quarterback
Danny Amendola wears 'Fire Goodell' hat, Rob Gronkowski boos commissioner
Alex ButlerFeb. 7 (UPI) -- While New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick was ironically taking a day off to start a "no days off" chant, his players tossed shade on Roger Goodell.
1 points by UPI | Bill Belichick New England Patriots Tom Brady National Football League Roger Goodell United Press International Tight end Super Bowl XXXVI
USA TODAY's NFL mock draft 1.0: Lions take WKU OL Forrest Lamp
Nate Davis' first crack at a mock draft just two days after the Super Bowl        
11 points by Detroit Free Press | American football American football positions Quarterback Washington Redskins New York Giants Tight end Pittsburgh Steelers Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Rob Gronkowski leads RI crowd in chorus of boos for Roger Goodell
One party wasn't enough for Rob Gronkowski today.After the Patriots' duck boat tour through the city of Boston, Gronkowski and a few teammates went with the Kraft family to a rally in Providence. To nobody's surprise, the tight end stole the show.Gronkowski started by trying to hold all five Lombardi Trophies at once. He hoisted them up one by one as the crowd counted, but when he got to the fourth they all started to slip out of his grasp. Fortunately his teammates were there to lend a few helping hands, and none of the trophies fell.
9 points by Boston Herald | New England Patriots Roger Goodell Tight end Providence Rhode Island American football positions Fullback American football Boston
Jhabvala vs. Kiz: What’s the No. 1 thing Broncos must do to close gap with Patriots?
What’s the No. 1 thing the Broncos must do to close the gap with the New England Patriots?
223 points by The Denver Post | American football New England Patriots Peyton Manning Tight end Bill Belichick National Football League Super Bowl Bill Parcells
Former Titans tight end Frank Wycheck said he’s ‘sure’ he has CTE
Frank Wycheck was once one of the best tight ends in the NFL and now he could be the latest veteran to have CTE.
-2 points by Daily News | American football Frank Wycheck Washington Redskins Tight end Music City Miracle Linebacker Kevin Dyson Tennessee Titans
Oregon assistant David Reaves, on leave after arrest, resigns
The Sports Xchange Oregon assistant coach David Reaves' brief stay in Eugene is over.
1 points by UPI | United Press International Coach Tight end Eugene Oregon Head coach
Victor Cruz? Christian McCaffrey? Giants’ offseason to-do list
HOUSTON – One year from now, can the Giants be heading back from Minneapolis after competing in Super Bowl LII? “That’s always the goal,’’ Eli Manning said this week. Is it a realistic goal? “Yes. I am encouraged,’’ Manning said. “You win 11 games, you’re doing good things, it doesn’t mean it’s guaranteed for next...
17 points by New York Post | American football positions American football Super Bowl XLII New England Patriots Tight end Offensive tackle Washington Redskins Eli Manning
How the Falcons defense went from dominant to doormat
HOUSTON – The story was going to be the Falcons’ defense, an unheralded unit that was doing all sorts of bad things to Tom Brady and the Patriots. Instead, the story of Sunday night, and forever, is the monumental, historic collapse of the Falcons. On defense. On offense. But especially on defense. “It’s a feeling...
1 points by New York Post | American football American football positions Super Bowl Tom Brady Tight end Super Bowl XXXIX New England Patriots Bowl game
Justin Bieber returns to Instagram — to promote himself
Justin Bieber may say Instagram is "for the devil" — but apparently it's not too evil to be used for a little shameless self-promotion.
84 points by Daily News | National Football League Super Bowl New England Patriots American football Super Bowl advertising Super Bowl XXXIX Tight end
Matt Ryan, Falcons offense look unstoppable heading into Super Bowl LI
Quarterback Matt Ryan runs the show and wide receiver Julio Jones is his favorite target, but Atlanta has many other threats.
30 points by The Denver Post | American football positions American football National Football League Canadian football Bill Belichick Tight end St. Louis Rams New England Patriots
Photos: Michigan State's 2017 football recruits
      
13 points by Detroit Free Press | American football positions American football Michigan State University Michigan Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities Tight end 2016 Big Ten Conference
Recruiting: Michigan likely to be more selective for 2018 class
The only two positions of major need for Michigan in the 2018 recruiting class will be tight end and quarterback.        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | American football positions American football Tight end Eligible receiver Wide receiver Fullback Canadian football Washington Redskins
Meet MSU’s 2017 football recruits
      
-2 points by The Detroit News | American football positions American football Michigan State University Cornerback Detroit Tight end Big Ten Conference Michigan
Whom to watch in Michigan State's 2017 football recruiting class
Breaking down Michigan State's 2017 football recruiting class, from the best player to the biggest steal.        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | American football positions American football Tight end Michigan State University Wide receiver Fullback Mark Dantonio Cornerback
Justin Bieber, Rob Gronkowski star in T-Mobile Super Bowl ad
Justin Bieber really wants you to know he can dance.
19 points by Daily News | American football San Francisco 49ers Brett Favre Super Bowl XXXIX Jerry Rice Tight end American football positions Bill Parcells
Tate Martell, Bishop Gorman put ‘beatdown’ on Faith Lutheran
Tate Martell threw four touchdown passes and ran for another, and the No. 1 Gaels cruised to a 58-10 victory over the Crusaders in the Sunset Region semifinals, the first-ever meeting between the two.
17 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | American football Touchdown End zone American football positions Canadian football Safety Tight end Scores