NFL Hot Reads
New York has fallen off of the NFL's draft board.
Commissioner Roger Goodell said Thursday that the 2015 NFL Draft will be held in either Los Angeles or Chicago, according to Sam Farmer of the Los Angeles Times.
It will mark the first time since 1965 that the draft will not be in New York. Goodell said that Radio City Music Hall, which had hosted the draft, couldn't offer any available...Read more »
Are you in the best fantasy football league on Long Island?
Newsday is looking for a group of fantasy football players worthy of camera time for the upcoming NFL season.
Does the winner of your league receive something comparable to the Shiva Trophy from “The League”? Does the loser have to get an embarrassing tattoo like in the “Tattoo League” of Matthew Berry’s “Fantasy...Read more »
The 2014 NFL offseason brought a bunch of changes in New York and across the league.
Players changed teams, teams drafted rookies and a bunch of other moves happened that will set the course of the 2014 season.
With NFL training camps set to open in a matter of days, test your knowledge of what happened this offseason by taking our quiz. Click the link in the "Related" box below to take...Read more »
Former Chargers linebacker Marcellus Wiley, who said he experienced partial kidney failure as a result of medication he took after being misdiagnosed with a groin injury during his NFL career, has joined a lawsuit against the league alleging a culture that put profits ahead of players’ health.
Wiley, a prominent ESPN personality who had been outspoken about the lawsuit when it was initially...Read more »
Former Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino made big news late yesterday when word surfaced that he and 14 other former players sued the NFL for not properly warning players about the dangers of concussions.
Only Marino didn't really sue. Or at least, if he did sue, he has since changed his mind.
Per a report in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Marino has decided to withdraw...Read more »
Dolphins Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Marino is the latest former NFL player to sue the league over concussions.
While attorneys from the league and players who have already sued over concussions continue to gain approval for a proposed $765 million settlement, Marino joined 14 other players last week in filing the latest suit against the NFL, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Marino,...Read more »
Tim Tebow back to the NFL?
Most likely not, but that won't stop the former Heisman Trophy winner and former Broncos and Jets quarterback from keeping alive his dream of getting back into the league.
Tebow, hired as a college football analyst at ESPN and the SEC Network, would scuttle those plans if an NFL team came calling. And that’s exactly what Tebow, who last year tried out for the...Read more »
Atlanta – New Orleans appeared to be a prohibitive favorite to score its 11th Super Bowl, but NFL owners pulled the upset today and awarded the 2018 game to Minneapolis, which will host the game in its soon-to-be-constructed stadium.
The decision came on the fourth and final ballot.
The Minneapolis multimedia presentation featured video of Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn, Vikings running...Read more »
Atlanta - Giants president and co-owner John Mara is not a fan of expanding the playoff field from 12 to 14 teams. But he understands he's in the minority on that one, and admits playoff expansion might happen as soon as the 2015 season.
"I've always been against it," he said at the league's annual May owners meetings. "I just like it the way it is right now. I think we’re diluting it too...Read more »
Atlanta - NFL owners held a brief discussion this morning about expanding the playoffs by two teams, but a vote is not expected to be taken today.
"It's dead," a league source said when asked about whether a vote would be taken today.
The owners heard a presentation about the pros and cons of expanding the playoffs, and there could be further discussion later this afternoon....Read more »