The Minnesota Vikings have signed all of their rookie class in time for the start of training camp, including first-round draft pick Christian Ponder.
Now that the Great NFL Lockout of 2011 is nearing an end, we can start to look forward to the 2021 lockout. As we've seen over the decades, these labor impasses are pretty predictable. In fact, I can tell you exactly how the next one will unfold:
It's probably a good thing players won't be required to write "What I did over summer break" essays whenever the NFL finally gets back to work.
Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall is suing the parent company of the Champion sports apparel maker, calling the decision to drop his endorsement deal over his tweets about the death of Osama bin Laden and the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks a breach of contract.
The rest of the NFL isn't too impressed, it seems, with the talent on the Washington Redskins' roster. When the NFL Network recently ranked the top 100 players in the league — according to a vote of the players themselves — only one Redskin made the list: Donovan McNabb at No. 100 (just below Packers offensive tackle Chad Clifton ... and just above oblivion).
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson apologized to his fans for being absent from a youth football camp carrying his name in Oklahoma.
Rashard Mendenhall has created a stir with comments made on his official Twitter page regarding Osama bin Laden's death.
Rashard Mendenhall has created a stir with comments made on his official Twitter page regarding Osama bin Laden's death. The Pittsburgh Steelers running back on Monday tweeted: "What kind of person celebrates death? It's amazing how people can HATE a man they have never even heard speak. We've only heard one side..."
Colts linebacker Gary Brackett promises to be ready for the start of next season _ whenever it is.