| Nov 3, 2013
| 8:37 AM
Denver Broncos Coach John Fox will undergo an aortic heart valve replacement this week and will take a leave of absence from coaching "for at least the next several weeks," the team announced.
The surgery will be performed early this week at a...
| Nov 2, 2013
| 8:00 PM
The Cincinnati Bengals were dealt a crushing blow last week with the news that $55 million defensive tackle Geno Atkins had been lost for the season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.
Although the Bengals remain atop the AFC North...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 3:59 AM
It was an extremely costly 22-20 overtime loss for the Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday night against the Miami Dolphins, and not only because of the outcome of the game.
Pro Bowl defensive tackle Geno Atkins, one of the most disruptive interior linemen...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 2:29 PM
Back in November 2003, during my first stint covering high schools for the Sun-Sentinel, I wrote a story on a skinny, but skilled, 5-foot-11, 175-pound senior quarterback/safety starring for a small Broward County school.
The player was starting to...
| Sep 28, 2013
| 12:37 PM
Brian Hoyer grew up rooting for the Cleveland Browns as a young boy, wearing a Bernie Kosar jersey while sitting in the upper deck of old Municipal Stadium with his father.
Now Hoyer is the Browns' starting quarterback with starter Brandon Weeden...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 4:33 PM
What is the logic behind the Bears carrying four tight ends and a fifth on the practice squad? What teams have success with multiple tight end sets? -- @Solo_ist from Twitter
Plenty of teams have had success with multiple tight ends of late. The...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 4:43 PM
Those old jokes about Cincinnati Bengals owner Mike Brown supposedly being a miser too cheap to spend what it takes to win no longer seem to apply.
Brown has spent a lot of money expanding his scouting department in recent years, and he made another...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 8:02 AM
Besides trading wide receiver Anquan Boldin to the San Francisco 49ers, the Ravens' other big adjustment on offense is the retirement of six-time Pro Bowl center Matt Birk.
Birk provided a sturdy, skilled presence anchoring the offensive line. He played...
| May 7, 2013
| 1:04 PM
Although the Ravens drafted Colorado State-Pueblo center Ryan Jensen in the sixth round, Gino Gradkowski remains the frontrunner to replace six-time Pro Bowl selection Matt Birk at center.
The younger brother of Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Bruce...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 4:45 PM
Ravens center Gino Gradkowski grabbed his phone as soon as he heard that Matt Birk was retiring last Friday, saluting the six-time Pro Bowl center in a text message.
It wasn't long before Gradkowski heard back from his mentor, who ended his career to...
| Feb 15, 2013
| 2:47 PM
Not long ago, Geno Atkins, Patrick Peterson, and Jason Pierre-Paul were wowing high school football fans in Broward County with their exploits on the gridiron.
Now, all three are playing in front of much larger audiences in the NFL.
Earlier this week,...
| Dec 29, 2012
| 1:14 PM
RAVENS PASSING GAME: Quarterback Joe Flacco ended a troubling late-season slump by tearing up the New York Giants last week, throwing for 309 yards and two touchdowns to go along with a rushing score. Perhaps the best development for the Ravens was that...