Posted on: February 11, 2010 2:56 pm

Patriots plan to franchise Vince Wilfork

The Patriots are expected to assign nose tackle Vince Wilfork as their franchise designation and lock him up for one season at $7.003 million, according to the Boston Herald.

Teams have between now and Feb. 25 to apply their franchise and transition tags. 

The only reason to delay is if they feel there’s an outside chance of striking a long-term deal.
Posted on: February 10, 2010 2:14 pm

Donte' Stallworth to work out with Lions

Receiver Donte' Stallworth, who was cut by the Cleveland Browns on Monday, will work out for the Lions, according to the Detroit News.

Stallworth's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, would not confirm nor deny the report.

Stallworth entered the NFL as a first-round draft pick in 2002 and was suspended for the 2009 season after pleading guilty to felony DUI manslaughter.
Posted on: February 3, 2010 12:59 pm

Eagles bring on more punting talent

The Philadelphia Daily News reports that the Eagles have signed former Redskins punter Durant Brooks . Brooks will compete with restricted free agent Sav Rocca for the punting spot.

Brooks was awarded the Ray Guy Award in his senior year at Georgia Tech for being the best punter in the country. He was drafted by the Redskins in 2008, but only played six games with the franchise before winding up on the Green Bay Packers practice squad for the remainder of the season.

He was not on any NFL team roster last season.
Posted on: February 3, 2010 12:54 pm

No set timetable for Sanchez's recovery

The New York Daily News reports that the timetable for New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez to return from left knee surgery is still undetermined.

The story noted that the Jets were non-specific about when Sanchez would be back, other than saying he would be ready for the start of July training camp.

The surgery will happen in a couple of weeks, and is aimed at helping correct an injury Sanchez suffered in 2008, while still playing college ball.

Category: NFL
Posted on: January 29, 2010 9:39 am

Wilfork would play for Bucs, Dolphins

The Boston Globe reports that Patriots nose tackle Vince Wilfork , who is in Miami for the Pro Bowl, let it be known to a Dolphins writer that he's open to the idea of playing all of his games in Florida.

He expanded the field to include not only the Dolphins, but the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Wilfork said he has been trying to get a new contract with the Patriots for two years.
Posted on: January 27, 2010 3:16 pm

Jack Del Rio fires 19th assistant coach

Defensive line coach Ted Monachino became the 19th assistant to be fired by coach Jack Del Rio during his seven-year tenure, acording to the Florida Times-Union.

Monachino was replaced by veteran coach Joe Cullen.

Cullen coached at Idaho State last year after being with the Detroit Lions the three previous seasons. He was arrested twice in a week in 2006 and suspended for a game by the Lions and the league and fined $20,000.

Del Rio will have at least three new coaches on his staff this year after the recent resignations of tight ends coach Mike Tice and running backs coach Kennedy Pola.
Posted on: January 27, 2010 2:48 pm

Vikings RB Adrian Petersonís fumbling

Adrian Peterson has rushed for more yards than any NFL running back the past three seasons but he has also fumbled more times.

Peterson fumbled twice and also took responsibility for a botched handoff in Sunday's 31-28 overtime loss to the New Orleans Saints in the NFC Championship Game.

According to the Star Tribune, coach Brad Childress will use the offseason to study the way Peterson holds onto the football.
Posted on: January 27, 2010 2:43 pm

Weather affected laying sod at Sun Life Stadium

The cold weather that hit South Florida early this month caused some anxious moments for the crew putting down the new turf for the upcoming Pro Bowl and Super Bowl.

The new turf had been growing for a year at a sod farm in Alabama.

According to the Palm Beach Post, Ed Mangon, the NFL field director who is working his 21st Pro Bowl, got to Miami on Jan. 6, the day after the Orange Bowl Classic, stripped the field bare and spent the weekend of Jan. 9-10 putting down the 92,000 square feet of sod (Bermuda overseeded with perennial rye) with his crew.

The field was being painted Tuesday with "Pro Bowl" and the NFC logo in the east end zone, the AFC logo in the west. After Sunday's game, Mangon said, the end zones will be torn out, turf and all, resodded and repainted with the New Orleans and Indianapolis team logos.
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