A Bunch of Stuff You Might Have Missed Because the Internet is Vast (5-17-13)

Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski could require back surgery

(Photo: Kirby Lee, USA TODAY Sports) Story Highlights Tight end recently underwent MRI on his back to check on disc issue dating back to last season.

The issue is with a different disc than the one that needed to be shaved down via surgery in 2009 Gronkowski will see noted spine specialist Robert Watkins in near future Just as the news was getting better on Rob Gronkowsi’s arm, there’s word his back is once again acting up and could require…[Read more]

Lattimore inspired after first meeting with Gore

It remains to be seen if Marcus Lattimore is Frank Gore’s heir apparent. In 2013, though, it appears the 49ers’ fourth-round pick will be the Pro Bowl running back’s shadow. Marcus Lattimore. (AP) After meeting the eight-year veteran for the first time Monday, Lattimore hatched a plan for acing NFL 101 during his rookie season: He’ll fix his gaze on Gore, an ideal mentor who is humble, hard-working and possesses an off-the-charts football IQ. “He’s a very detailed guy,”…[Read more]

A Recap of the 2013 NFL Season, Based on Nothing But the Outrageous Predictions of NFL Players

Everyone remembers that feeling on the first day of school. Rolling up in that brand-new collared shirt and the impossibly clean shoes. Not thinking, but knowing that, yeah, this is going to be my year. There was something reassuring about seeing everyone back together again. This isn’t new. I’ve been here before. I’ve got this. In those first couple days, the possibilities seemed endless. For NFL players, that’s OTAs. After a few months away, everyone’s finally…[Read more]

State of the Eagles Roster: Quarterback

The Eagles held their first OTAs this week, and they will practice throughout the next four weeks. After those practices, Chip Kelly will have a better idea of the Eagles roster. But there’s a lot that will happen between now and then. To get you up to date, The Inquirer is spending two weeks assessing where the Eagles stand at each spot. We started on Monday with offensive line. Tuesday was wide receiver. Wednesday was tight…[Read more]

Manti Te’o attends party ‘honoring’ fake girlfriend

via MikeGarafolo – San Diego Chargers second-round draft pick Manti Te’o might never live down the “Catfish” scheme involving fake girlfriend Lennay Kekua, but he’s at least rolling with the punches. Maxim magazine took a tongue-in-cheek shot at the former Notre Dame linebacker last week, ranking Manti Te’o’s Fake Girlfriend No. 69 in their annual “Hot 100” list. Maxim took the joke a step further earlier this week, inviting Te’o to the Hollywood party celebrating the list. To Te’o’s…[Read more]

Peyton signs new contract, but deal doesn’t change

At the Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, Broncos executive V.P. of football operations John Elway said he didn’t anticipate asking Peyton Manning to restructure for cap purposes a deal that pays $40 million over the next two seasons, in two $20 million chunks. But Manning has signed a new deal. Though it has been disclosed on the league’s official online transaction page as a “renegotiated” contract, a source with knowledge of the situation tells PFT that the…[Read more]

Jets RB Goodson arrested on drug, weapons offense

New York Jets (May 17, 2013 12:48 PM) New York Jets running back Mike Goodson was taken into custody early this morning for drug possession and weapons charges, News 12 New Jersey confirmed Friday. State police officials say Goodson and a companion were found intoxicated in an SUV that was stopped along Route 80 in Denville. Goodson was being taken to a hospital when authorities discovered marijuana in his possession…. Content Preview This content is exclusive for Optimum, Time…[Read more]

Retired NFL players endure a lifetime of hurt

via RickMaese – They remember the hard hits – most of them, at least. The brain-rattlers that left them blank-eyed and disoriented, they have no recollection of at all. But the ones that snapped ligaments, rendered bones the consistency of crushed ice or bent joints in ways they ought not to bend are still felt every morning years later. A career in the National Football League creates echoes good and bad. Some reverberate in medical records, others in luxuries…[Read more]

How training changed my life

May 14, 2013By Tim Polzer of VYPE MAGAZINE – DFW Brandon Carr wasn’t always an NFL prospect. During an appearance at Michael Johnson Performance, the Dallas Cowboys cornerback recently looked back at his sports inspirations and first experience with a trainer and how that program changed his life. Carr looked like anything but an athlete as a small, glasses-wearing middle school basketball player who was admittedly “scrawny.” His older brother’s success as an option quarterback in Flint, Mich. attracted…[Read more]

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