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  1. Luke Kuechly 'happy' league didn't fine him for ejection

    David Newton

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly says he didn't get a personal apology from the league, which has admitted it made a mistake when referees ejected the reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year from Sunday's 38-17 loss at Gr...

    Blog | October 23, 2014
  2. Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt strives for greatness, dom...

    Ashley Fox

    Texans defensive end J.J. Watt isn't just a freakishly talented athlete. In the pantheon of Houston sports, his popularity is approaching that of Hakeem Olajuwon, Earl Campbell and Nolan Ryan, writes Ashley Fox.

    Story | Conversation | October 20, 2014
  3. Panthers star Luke Kuechly ponders 'chili' reception for Cincinna...

    David Newton

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year has a weakness. Skyline Chili. "It's good for the soul," Carolina Panthers middle linebacker Luke Kuechly said Thursday. About the only thing Kuechly wants outside of a victory...

    Blog | October 09, 2014
  4. Marvin Lewis knew Luke Kuechly when he played lacrosse

    David Newton

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The first image Cincinnati Bengals coach Marvin Lewis had of the reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year was in a lacrosse uniform. Yes, Carolina Panthers middle linebacker Luke Kuechly played in a summer league with Lewis' so...

    Blog | October 08, 2014
  5. Tomlin compares Panthers' LB to J.J. Watt

    Scott Brown

    PITTSBURGH -- Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin offered high praise for a pair of Carolina Panthers players, including linebacker Luke Kuechly, the reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year. "I think he is legitimately in the argument of a J.J...

    Blog | September 17, 2014
  6. James Harrison, former Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals...

    Coley Harvey

    James Harrison, a five-time Pro Bowl linebacker and former NFL Defensive Player of the Year, is retiring from football.

    Story | Conversation | August 30, 2014
  7. Cameron Wake eyes elusive postseason

    James Walker

    DAVIE, Fla. -- Miami Dolphins defensive end Cameron Wake has three Pro Bowls on his resume and gaudy sack numbers. He's earned team MVP honors in Miami, as well as a pair of Defensive Player of the Year awards during his stint in the CFL. But ther...

    Blog | July 26, 2014
  8. Panthers' Luke Kuechly disrespected again

    David Newton

    Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly continues to get disrespected in the rankings. The reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year came in at No. 15 Wednesday night on NFL.com's list of the league's top 100 players. There already are two defen...

    Blog | July 03, 2014
  9. James Harrison, Santonio Holmes want to return to Pittsburgh Stee...

    Scott Brown

    Former NFL Defensive Player of the Year James Harrison is still holding out hope of suiting up for the Pittsburgh Steelers again. Wide receiver Santonio Holmes apparently wants to re-join Harrison in Pittsburgh.

    Story | Conversation | May 20, 2014
  10. Dolphins rated Fede ahead of Michael Sam

    James Walker

    The Miami Dolphins drafted a defensive end in the seventh round, but chose to take a player from tiny Marist College instead of the SEC's co-Defensive Player of the Year. Dolphins general manager Dennis Hickey was asked on the final night of the d...

    Blog | May 19, 2014
  11. 2014 NFL draft -- Michael Sam signs endorsement deal with Visa

    Darren Rovell

    Visa has partnered with Michael Sam, who could become the first active openly gay NFL player, ahead of the NFL Draft.

    Story | Conversation | May 08, 2014
  12. Michael Sam wins Arthur Ashe Award

    Edward Aschoff

    It has been a special few months for former Missouri defensive end Michael Sam, and on Wednesday, he received a very special honor when he was selected as the winner of the Arthur Ashe Courage Award. The reigning SEC defensive player of the year a...

    Blog | May 07, 2014
  13. Houston Texans exercise fifth-year option on J.J. Watt's contract...

    Field Yates

    The Houston Texans have officially exercised the fifth-year option on DE J.J. Watt's contract for the 2015 season, per a league source.

    Story | Conversation | April 17, 2014
  14. NaVorro Bowman of San Francisco 49ers says he wants to win NFL De...

    Bill Williamson

    NaVorro Bowman isn't sure when he is going to return from the torn ACL he suffered on a memorable play in the NFC Championship game in Seattle.

    Story | Conversation | April 03, 2014
  15. Reed leading, learning after breakout year

    Max Olson

    AUSTIN, Texas -- The blueprint of what Cedric Reed hopes to achieve in 2014 has already been laid out. That's because Jackson Jeffcoat did it all last fall: Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year, All-Big 12, consensus All-American, Ted Hendricks Aw...

    Blog | March 24, 2014
  16. Are 49ers the right fit for Michael Sam?

    Bill Williamson

    Earlier Tuesday, our NFL Nation network asked: "Which team drafts Michael Sam?" Sam, the SEC Defensive Player of the Year at Missouri, announced he is gay on Sunday. He could be the first openly gay active player in NFL history. We ranked the o...

    Blog | February 11, 2014