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 »
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 »
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 »
Sifting through the 72-hour whirlwind that is generally referred to as the NFL draft, and here are some final takeaways:
-- The happiest quarterback in this draft should be Teddy Bridgewater, who goes to the Vikings at No. 32 and joins a team that is only a year removed from the playoffs. There’s still the nucleus of a decent defense, there’s an elite running back in Adrian Peterson and, best...Read more »
There's just one day left in the 2014 NFL Draft. Here's a look (in no particular order) at some players to keep an eye on as Saturday rolls along:
Pierre Desir, CB, Lindenwood: D-II product has prototypical size to go with good speed and hands, but teams could be worried about the level of competition he faced.
Martavis Bryant, WR, Clemson: Has the size and speed for the position,...Read more »
With the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft officially in the books, here’s a quick look at some of the best prospects that are still available (in no particular order):
Louis Nix III, DT, Notre Dame: Space-eater would thrive as a zero-technique in a 3-4 defense.
Marqise Lee, WR, USC: Two-sport star had a decorated college career but fell off a bit in senior campaign.
Kony Ealy,...Read more »