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Sophomore Expectations: Davon House

Jun 25, 2012 | by PackApologist
Sophomore Expectations: Davon House

Continuing our look at the expectations of second and third year guys. Earlier we looked at Randall Cobb. This next installment sticks with a true NFL sophomore from last year's draft class: Davon House.

The last two drafts have each been a bit lopsided in their own way. Last year wasn't quite as dramatic in how it unfolded as this year, ...

Tags: Davon House , Green Bay Packers

Lichtensteiger returns home for second annual football camp

Jun 23, 2012 | by Brian Bassett, timesbulletin.com
Lichtensteiger returns home for second annual football camp

CONVOY - Football players from all around the area will get a rare opportunity this weekend, the chance to learn from an NFL football player.

Crestview graduate and current Washington Redskin offensive guard Kory Lichtensteiger will be holding his second annual football camp at Crestview High School Saturday and Sunday for football players entering grades 3-12.

Tags: Kory Lichtensteiger , Washington Redskins

Stevens: Titans had best offseason in 5 years

Jun 21, 2012 | by John Glennon, The Tennessean
Stevens: Titans had best offseason in 5 years

As he packed up his locker and prepared for a few weeks off following the final minicamp session on Thursday, Titans tight end Craig Stevens couldn’t help but feel good about what the team had accomplished.

“I think this has been the best offseason we’ve had since I’ve been here,” said Stevens, who’s looking ahead to his fifth year with the ...

Tags: Craig Stevens , Tennessee Titans

Former Mayfair star Verner hosting free camp for area youth

Jun 20, 2012 | by presstelegram.com
Former Mayfair star Verner hosting free camp for area youth

Former Mayfair High/UCLA star and current NFL player Alterraun Verner will host a free football camp for area youngsters next week.

Verner's camp will be held June 30 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Mayfair High and is free to any children from ages 6 to high school seniors-to-be. Lunch will be included and prizes will be given to campers ...

Tags: Alterraun Verner , Tennessee Titans

Bess Hitting His Stride With the New Offense

Jun 19, 2012 | by thefinsiders.com
Bess Hitting His Stride With the New Offense

Davone Bess, the Dolphins’ most-tenured receiver, has had to acclimate to a new role in a new offense this offseason.

Bess recently sat down with Jesse Agler to talk about what’s different with the new coaching staff and the dynamic among the team’s receivers.

The structure of Joe Philbin’s practices, even as Bess is picking up the new offense himself, allows for ...

Tags: Davone Bess , Miami Dolphins

Haloti Ngata Made More Money Over Last 12 Months Than Any Athlete Playing A Team Sport

Jun 19, 2012 | by Zach Wilt, baltimoresportsreport.com
Haloti Ngata Made More Money Over Last 12 Months Than Any Athlete Playing A Team Sport

Even with a salary cap, football somehow seemed to give the biggest pay day of the last 12 months.

According to Mike McCartney, who cites Forbes, Ravens defensive lineman Haloti Ngata earned $37.1 million in salary and bonuses over the last year which is more than any other athlete playing a team sport.

Well done, Haloti.  Congratulations.

If you gave me Ngata and ...

Tags: Haloti Ngata , Baltimore Ravens , Contracts

Bengals' Binns could become other starting receiver

Jun 15, 2012 | by Jay Morrison, Springfield News-Sun

CINCINNATI — Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Armon Binns earns his paycheck by running, but the highlight of his year thus far has been a slow, deliberate walk.

It came Friday night when the 6-foot-3, 210-pound Binns strolled across the stage at the University of Cincinnati’s Fifth Third Arena to pick up his diploma and become the first member of his family ...

Tags: Armon Binns , Cincinnati Bengals

There's More to Those Jumpshots Than Three Points

Jun 15, 2012 | by Steve Novak, Huffington Post
There's More to Those Jumpshots Than Three Points

What I've learned throughout this past NBA season is that it's not all about hitting jumpshots.  While I may be known as Novakaine, "the Wisconsin native sharpshooter," I have learned that there is a greater responsibility that we are given than making sure the ball finds its way into the basket. When I became an NBA player, I soon realized ...

Tags: Steve Novak , New York Knicks

Ronny Turiaf reminds us that this is all just fun, that he is great

Jun 14, 2012 | by Dan Devine, Yahoo Sports
Ronny Turiaf reminds us that this is all just fun, that he is great

Barring injury, Ronny Turiaf probably won't play a lot in the NBA Finals.

Tags: Ronny Turiaf , Miami Heat

Watch Out For Alterraun Verner This Year

Jun 14, 2012 | by Daniel R, musiccitymiracles.com
Watch Out For Alterraun Verner This Year

Watching Alterraun Verner play has been a great deal of fun the past two years. He burst onto the scene his rookie year with 85 solo tackles, 11 passes defensed and 3 interceptions. In 2011 Jerry Gray played Cortland Finnegan as the the slot corner in nickel and dime packages, resulting in Verner being pushed to the outside. The results ...

Tags: Alterraun Verner , Tennessee Titans

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