NFL Articles from The Oklahoman

  • Austin American-Statesman Kirk Bohls column

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    David Ash watched the Orange-White spring football game from the safety of the Royal-Memorial Stadium sidelines. Jerrod Heard took it in from the stands, like about 100 other recruits, including about 15 from the just-signed class. Max Wittek might have been on a beach in Southern California...

  • Eldest Buc won't mind new role@

    Updated: 5 hr ago

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    Updated: 6 hr ago

    (MCT) McClatchy-Tribune News Service Sports Budget for Saturday, April 19, 2014 Updated at 9 p.m. EDT. (0100 Sunday UTC) This budget is now available on MCT Direct at http://www.mctdirect.com, with direct links to stories and art. See details at the end of the budget.

  • Kirk Bohls: Texas missing in the quarterback department

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    AUSTIN, Texas — David Ash watched the Orange-White spring football game from the safety of the Royal-Memorial Stadium sidelines. Jerrod Heard took it in from the stands, like about 100 other recruits, including about 15 from the just-signed class. Max Wittek might have been on a beach in...

  • Rick Gosselin: With 16th pick, will any of the top defensive linemen be there for Cowboys?

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    Football has always been a game of blocking and tackling. But the updated NFL version features the three Ps: pass, protect and pressure. The quest of every NFL team is to find a franchise quarterback. When you find one, you must protect him because he’ll be wearing a bull’s eye. Defenses...

  • Syracuse scrimmage spirited; 4 QBs see action

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse coach Scott Shafer's second spring in charge of the Orange seems a whole lot more relaxing than the first. A year ago, Shafer was scrambling after Doug Marrone's abrupt departure to take over the NFL's Buffalo Bills. The graduation of record-setting quarterback...

  • John Smallwood: Money can’t buy you love or titles

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    Money can buy a lot of things, but apparently a guaranteed championship in professional sports is not one of them. The results of a survey conducted by sportsintelligence.com and ESPN The Magazine, released on Wednesday, showed that the soccer club Manchester City FC, of the English Premier...

  • Reviewing Cowboys' 2013 draft: Still plenty of upside for recent group

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    The NFL draft is right around the corner May 8-10 and before we dive more into the Cowboys’ needs and what direction they might go with their selections, we’re going to take a step back and review. So, how did the Cowboys get here? How has America’s Team remained stuck in mediocrity the...

  • Star football player's arrest warrant quashed

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Gainesville Police Department launched an internal investigation late Friday into the quashing of an arrest warrant for a former University of Florida football star and current NFL draft prospect. They Gainesville Sun (http://bit.ly/1lkuztt ) reported that...

  • Mizzou's Golden ready to prove himself

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    COLUMBIA, Mo. • It was just another spring practice, a couple of hours spent indoors on a rainy Tuesday afternoon in April, more than four months until the kickoff of another Missouri football season. But Markus Golden was craving the August heat. “I’m ready for the season!” he shouted...

  • Bo Jackson leading annual charity ride through Ala

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Heisman Trophy winner Bo Jackson is leading his third annual charity bicycle ride. The "Bo Bikes Bama" event is being held Saturday with Auburn as the starting point. That's where the Alabama native played football and baseball for the Tigers before going on to the NFL and...

  • Analysts see Chiefs drafting wide receiver with first pick

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    It seems more and more draft analysts these days are predicting the Chiefs will take a receiver in the first round of the NFL Draft, and really, that makes a lot of sense to NFL.com’s Daniel Jeremiah. Jeremiah — who spent several years as an NFL scout (including a stint under Chiefs coach...

  • Colts' Wayne focused on proving doubters wrong

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Reggie Wayne spent the offseason working out. The perennial Pro Bowler rehabbed his injured right knee two or three times a day and made semi-regular calls to check in on teammates all for one singular goal: To prove wrong anyone who doubts he can return from a torn...

  • Did Manning's meeting with Saban cross the line?

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Peyton Manning's never-ending quest to hone his game and Nick Saban's desire to decipher fast-paced offenses led to a recent meeting that the Crimson Tide coach called mutually beneficial. It also might have violated NFL rules because, according to Saban, Denver...

  • Miami police investigating Colin Kaepernick’s whereabouts

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    MIAMI — Miami police do not believe NFL star Colin Kaepernick was present when they responded to a pair of 911 calls about an upset naked woman refusing to leave a downtown Miami hotel room. But they are waiting for the Viceroy Hotel to turn over additional surveillance tape to see if they...

  • Baseball’s new instant replay challenged from multiple sides

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    Major League Baseball finally has instant replay, and no one seems happy about it. Managers are infuriated. Players are dumbfounded. Fans are frustrated. I get all that. But everyone needs to stop focusing on the little picture displaying the replay and think about the big one. Because no...

  • Looking for the gay-friendly football town

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    (c) 2014, Bloomberg News. Despite an underwhelming performance at the NFL combine, former Missouri defensive end Michael Sam is garnering interest from at least six teams looking to make history by drafting the first openly gay NFL player. The Baltimore Sun reports that the Atlanta Falcons,...

  • NDSU receiver Ryan Smith signs with CFL team

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Former Wahpeton High School and North Dakota State University football standout Ryan Smith is continuing his career north of the border. The 5-foot-7, 175-pound receiver has signed with the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League. Details of the contract...

  • Sampling of columns of note from the past week

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    Sampling of columns of note from the past week McClatchy-Tribune News Service (MCT) ————— TIM KAWAKAMI, San Jose Mercury News, on 49ERS’ BEHAVIOR WOES: According to an NFL source, Chris Culliver was with Aldon Smith in the Southwest terminal on Sunday, same flight, but was not...

  • D-FW draft series: Ex-New Mexico State, Kimball WR Austin Franklin has speed to burn

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    Each year the Dallas-Fort Worth area churns out some of the best football players in the country. Several of them are good enough to make it in the NFL. Here is a look at some of the best local prospects who have a chance to be selected in this year’s NFL Draft: Austin Franklin Position:...

  • D-FW draft series: Ex-Stanford, Hurst Bell DE Josh Mauro has rare NFL size and stature

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    Each year the Dallas-Fort Worth area churns out some of the best football players in the country. Several of them are good enough to make it in the NFL. Here is a look at some of the best local prospects who have a chance to be selected in this year’s NFL Draft: Josh Mauro Position:...

  • The Dallas Morning News Rick Gosselin column

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    The senior committee of the Pro Football Hall of Fame faces a daunting task each summer. Every NFL franchise has two to four players it believes have unfairly fallen through the cracks of the selection process. Dallas has Cliff Harris, Chuck Howley and Drew Pearson. Denver has Randy Gradishar,...

  • Thursday's Sports In Brief

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    BASEBALL MIAMI (AP) — The smugglers who helped Los Angeles Dodgers star Yasiel Puig leave Cuba on a speedboat have made death threats against him and against a Cuban boxer who says he defected with Puig, according to court documents. The documents are part of a federal lawsuit in Miami and...

  • What will Baylor football do for encore? QB Bryce Petty says national title hopes aren't crazy

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    WACO — Coach Art Briles has given plenty of thought to what comes next for Baylor football. After an 11-2 season in which Baylor claimed its first Big 12 title, outside perceptions have changed dramatically. Inside Briles’ office, however, the same objectives have remained in place since...

  • Dan Dierdorf, retired from CBS, to join Michigan radio broadcasts

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    St. Louisan Dan Dierdorf, who stepped down in January from CBS after a 30-season run as a television network NFL game analyst, is heading back to familiar territory to do commentary on its radio broadcasts. It was announced Thursday that Dierdorf will join former teammate Jim Brandstatter, who...



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