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Man who tried to extort from Wells gets prison
Ohio State Buckeyes react to Cavaliers' NBA title
Sources: RB Wells hurts Achilles in tryout
Big Blue Morning: Running back roulette
Your daily morning check-in on news and notes about and of interest to the New York Giants:The news of the day: Barring some unforeseen development in the next day or so (i.
More on Bell's injury, replacements
UPDATE: Coach Mike Tomlin had relatively good news regarding rookie RB Le'Veon Bell Thursday, according to ESPN Steelers reporter Scott Brown."Mike Tomlin says RB Le'Veon Bell has a mid-foot sprain but not a tear associated with a Lisfranc injury," Brown tweeted "Bell does not need surgery and Tomlin says team is encouraged by developments over the 'last 48 to 72 hours.
Three things to watch: Cardinals-Packers
Three things to watch for Friday night in the Arizona Cardinals' 2013 exhibition opener against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field (8 p.m. ET):1.
For the entirety of his seven-year NFL career, Maurice Jones-Drew has plied his trade for the Jacksonville Jaguars, becoming a franchise icon of sorts.
Will the Rams add a running back?
With the St. Louis Rams moving on from lead back Steven Jackson this offseason, that's left a bit of a vacuum at their starting RB slot. Daryl Richardson had his moments during his rookie campaign of 2012, but it's not believed that he necessarily projects to being the same caliber of lead back as Jackson.
Next stop for McGahee
The Denver Broncos chapter of Willis McGahee's NFL career has come to a close. According to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter, the Broncos released the RB as of Thursday.
Latest on the Jags' RB plan
In a best-case scenario, the Jacksonville Jaguars will have a healthy, happy and productive Maurice Jones-Drew in their backfield for 2013, the version of MJD that led the league in rushing in 2011 being their optimistic projection.
Links: Colts talking with Ahmad Bradshaw
Houston TexansWith Ed Reed sidelined, rookie safety D.J. Swearinger has gotten extra reps during organized team activities (OTAs) and has already made an impression on teammates, write the Houston Chronicle's Tania Ganguli and Corey Roepken.
The remaining RB market
With a majority of veteran free agents having found new homes (or re-signed with their old team) this offseason, and the draft in our rear-view mirror, it's a good time to check in on the market for certain positions where a number of quality FAs remain.
Aaron Curry to Giants: Ah, the '09 memories
Aaron Curry's recent signing with the New York Giants invites a look back at the 2009 NFC West draft class, painful as it might be in some cases. 2009 NFC West Draft by Career Starts Player Drafted By GS James Laurinaitis STL 64 Michael Crabtree SF 56 Max Unger SEA 48 Aaron Curry SEA 39 Bear Pascoe SF 26 Bradley Fletcher STL 26 Jason Smith STL 26 Beanie Wells ARI 23 Greg Toler ARI 15 Rashad Johnson ARI 14 Courtney Greene SEA 13 L.
Rules put one West rookie at disadvantage
College graduation dates can affect whether a rookie draft choice participates in his team's offseason program, and to what extent.Beanie Wells (2009) and Isaiah Pead (2012) are two higher-profile examples from the NFC West.
Around the NFC West: Least physical RB?
A morning run through NFC West headlines brought to my attention Football Outsiders' annual look at how well NFL players break tackles. Around the NFC West: May 2, 2013 Arizona Cardinals Somers: No shortage of roster moves Republic: Update on LB Washington Urban: Former RB Shipp helping out St.
Around the NFC West: Snyder has company
Around the NFC West: April 30, 2013 Arizona Cardinals Somers: Snyder released, accounting Urban: Cooper obviously will start St.
Sizing up positions the NFC West targeted
The NFL draft becomes a blur on the final day as teams select lesser-known players one after another.By the end, it's helpful to take a look at the bigger picture.
Chat wrap: Wiring Cardinals' draft room
Our latest NFC West chat ended with a discussion on Mel Kiper Jr.'s recent success projecting first-round selections to the Arizona Cardinals. Turns out Mel did not have the Cardinals taking Michael Floyd at No.
Eight in the Box: FA winners or losers?
A look at whether each NFC West team has been a winner or a loser in free agency.Arizona Cardinals: The Cardinals set a low bar in free agency and cleared it pretty easily.
Wake-up call: Is Ed Reed the next to go?
Ravens safety Ed Reed -- or is it soon-to-be former Ravens safety? -- had dinner in Houston on Thursday night with Texans officials and wide receiver Andre Johnson, who was Reed's teammate at the University of Miami.
What Cardinals get in Rashard Mendenhall
The Arizona Cardinals' one-year contract agreement with Pittsburgh Steelers free-agent running back Rashard Mendenhall gives new coach Bruce Arians a potential upgrade from the recently released Beanie Wells.
Wake-up call: Free agency notebook
It was a fast start to free agency. It was so hectic that 20-plus posts weren't enough to cover everything in the AFC North on Tuesday. Time to hit the other news happening in the division .
Beanie's tour set to begin
Leading up to the final game of the 2012 regular season, Arizona Cardinals RB Beanie Wells caused a stir by indicating that his play in Week 17 would be an "audition for a job somewhere else.
Around the NFC West: Catching up to do
Percy Harvin and Anquan Boldin dominated our coverage Monday after trades sent them to the NFC West.I'll use this space to tie up loose ends around the division.
Cutting D.J. Williams was easy decision
The Denver Broncos’ release of linebacker D.J. Williams was merely a formality. It has been a foregone conclusion that Williams was on his way out in Denver.
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Jackson returns to his roots for a workout
Tyree Jackson returns to his old high school in Michigan to work out with the kids and share memories with his former coaches. Watch Draft Academy available exclusively on ESPN+.
Stafford's wife home after brain tumor surgery
Kelly Stafford, the wife of Lions QB Matthew Stafford, said on Sunday that she's home after having surgery for a brain tumor.
NFL draft profile: Jalen Hurd
Jalen Hurd is a huge slot receiver out of Baylor with big hands and good length who's not afraid to work the middle of the field.
NFL draft profile: Yodny Cajuste
Yodny Cajuste from West Virginia has a wide frame and is strong enough to wall off defenders in the run game.
NFL draft profile:Corey Ballentine
Washburn's Corey Ballentine has good top-end speed, can line up on the inside and the outside, and his playing speed matches timed speed.
NFL draft profile: Penny Hart
Penny Hart is an undersized slot receiver from Georgia State who's more of a threat after the catch than he is in the vertical passing game.