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Richard Sherman on Roger Goodell’s Proposal: ‘He’s just a suit’

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Sheil Kapadia | ESPN Writer

Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman has never had a problem voicing his opinion, and during a SportsCenter interview with ESPN’s Jim Trotter on Sunday, he took aim at commissioner Roger Goodell.

Back in February, Goodell recommended a rule that would result in ejections for players who committed two personal fouls during the course of a game. Sherman ripped the idea behind the proposal.

“I think it’s foolish,” he said. “But it sounds like something somebody who’s never played the game would say, something that they would suggest, because he doesn’t understand. He’s just a face. He’s just a suit. He’s never stepped foot on the field and understood how you can get a personal foul.”

Sherman was recently elected to the NFLPA executive committee and has previously served as the Seahawks’ union representative.

He was also asked why the rules governing what a catch is More >

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Calvin Johnson Retiring From NFL, Lions Announce

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Michael Rothstein, ESPN Staff Writer | 11:45 AM ET

 

ALLEN PARK, Mich. — Calvin Johnson is hanging them up.

The most prolific wide receiver in Detroit Lions history and one of the most talented at the position in NFL history is retiring after nine professional seasons in which he accumulated over 11,000 receiving yards, seven 1,000-yard seasons and six Pro Bowl invitations.

He holds almost every significant franchise record. The man nicknamed “Megatron” holds 15 NFL records, including the most receiving yards in a season with 1,964 in 2012.

In a statement released by the Lions, Johnson said he would not be having a news conference to discuss his decision to retire.

“Let me begin by apologizing for making this announcement via a statement and not in person. While I truly respect the significance of this, those who know me best will understand and not be More >

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Peyton Manning Makes Call To Retire After 18-Year Career

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Jeff Legwold, ESPN Staff Writer | 2:00 p.m., March 6, 2016

 

Peyton Manning‘s Super Bowl 50 victory over the Carolina Panthers was indeed his last rodeo.

The five-time NFL MVP is retiring, the Denver Broncos announced Sunday. The team will hold a news conference at 1 p.m. ET Monday for Manning to discuss stepping away from the game after 18 seasons and two Super Bowl victories.

“When you look at everything Peyton has accomplished as a player and person, it’s easy to see how fortunate we’ve been to have him on our team,” Broncos executive vice president of football operations and general manager John Elway said in a statement. “Peyton was everything that we thought he was and even more — not only for the football team but in the community. I’m very thankful Peyton chose to play for the Denver Broncos, and I congratulate him More >

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Peyton Manning Told Close Friends he Expects to Retire

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By Austin Knoblauch | NFL.com

In the aftermath of the Denver Broncos‘ AFC Championship Game win, quarterback Peyton Manning told New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick “this might be my last rodeo.”

Manning hasn’t elaborated on his conversation with Belichick other than to lament the lack of privacy at the 50-yard line. Still, it would be hard to dismiss the 39-year-old quarterback’s words as anything other than a strong indicator that he likely will retire after Super Bowl 50.

NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reaffirmed that scenario during an appearance on NFL Network’s Super Bowl Live on Monday.

“The reality is he let the cat out of the bag a little bit,” Rapoport said. “I also know he has told close friends that he expects this to be his last game as well.”

Manning, however, didn’t reveal anything on Super Bowl 50 Media Night in San More >

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Rival DC: Colin Kaepernick a ‘nightmare’ in Chip’s O

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By Chris Wesseling

 

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Published: Jan. 22, 2016 at 03:46 p.m. |Updated: Jan. 22, 2016 at 04:50 p.m.

 

When the 49ers hired Chip Kelly as their new head coach last week, NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock hailed the move as a godsend for Colin Kaepernick‘s slumping San Francisco career.

Mayock isn’t alone in that belief.

In his latest NFL Notebook, NFL Media’s Albert Breer relayed quotes from a trio of defensive coaches dreading the prospect of Kaepernick as a dual-threat quarterback in Kelly’s read-option offense.

“I think [Kaepernick] is a good enough passer, but obviously what’ll be a nightmare is his ability to run,” on defensive coordinator said. “That offense is straight ‘Freddy Krueger’ when you have a quarterback that can pull the ball and run at any given time.”

Kelly’s offense stalled out the last More >

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