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Vikings aren’t worried about Teddy Brrrrrrrridgewater’s hands in the cold

By Darin Gantt

The Vikings might have some concerns about their small-handed first-round quarterback, but they don’t think his ability to throw passes outside in the cold are would be one of them. According to Matt Vensel of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Bridgewater didn’t play a single game below freezing during his college career […]

Only Johnny Football’s selling more jerseys than Michael Sam

By Darin Gantt

Even though he nearly went undrafted, new Rams defensive end Michael Sam is moving merchandise. According to Cyd Zeigler of Outsports.com, Sam had the second-highest-selling jersey among this weekend’s picks, trailing only Cleveland quarterback Johnny Manziel. Texans defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater and Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles […]

Seahawks bailed out after missing on Dominique Easley

By Darin Gantt

While there was a pool of quarterbacks that many thought would lead to a rush of moves late in the first round, only the Seahawks bailed out to someone could take one. And that move was apparently triggered as much by the Seahawks missing the target of their preference as much […]

Vikings kickers suddenly have to learn about the weather

By Darin Gantt

For years in the climate-controlled Metrodome, the Vikings’ specialists had it made. Now that they’re going to be subject to the elements, they’re trying to learn just how bad it’s going to be. According to Master Tesfatsion of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Vikings kicker Blair Walsh and punter Jeff Locke have […]

No holes in Vikings schedule, despite presence of Gophers

By Darin Gantt

Making an NFL schedule is complicated enough, but with the Vikings in someone else’s building, it added a layer to the proceedings. According to Master Tesfatsion of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, the league had to work around a number of requests from the University of Minnesota while the Vikings are using TCF […]

Josh Freeman glad to be a Giant after “rough all around” 2013

By Darin Gantt

The Giants signed Josh Freeman to be their backup quarterback, despite seeing the worst of him last year. And Freeman vowed to not repeat that kind of performance, with a little help. Upon signing his contract with the Giants yesterday, Freeman said he hopes to never repeat the kind of miserable […]

Packers had some interest in Freeman if Flynn didn’t stay

By Darin Gantt

As it turns out, Matt Flynn and Josh Freeman were two men for two jobs. But they could have easily reversed roles, as it turns out. Flynn decided yesterday to stay with the Packers, and Freeman just took advantage of the void in New York to agree with the Giants moments […]

LSU’s Zach Mettenberger’s dance card filling up

By Darin Gantt

Not every team that needs a quarterback os going to be able to take one in the first round, or may not want to. So LSU’s Zach Mettenberger is shaping up as someone who could appeal to those shopping in the second round. According to Albert Breer of the NFL Network, […]

Jared Allen wasn’t going to retire, just wasn’t going to cash checks

By Darin Gantt

New Bears defensive end Jared Allen downplayed the notion that he might retire if he hadn’t gotten the right deal. He just wasn’t going to play for a bad team. “It was never my intent but my point was that if I was going to throw my cleats and pads on […]

Report: Bears came in at last minute with Jared Allen offer

By Darin Gantt

The Bears surprised the NFL by landing defensive end Jared Allen this morning, and he said there’s a reason they were able to keep it on the down low. According to Ed Werder of ESPN, Allen said the Bears came into the picture at the last minute, with a deal that […]