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  1. Camp Confidential: Houston Texans

    Tania Ganguli

    HOUSTON -- Gone are the days off for veterans just because they're veterans. Gone are the nights when only rookies are forced to stay in the team hotel throughout training camp. No Texans are spared from coach Bill O'Brien's sharp tongue. None ...

    Blog | August 06, 2014
  2. Week in review: NittanyNation

    Josh Moyer

    NittanyNation takes a look at this week's Penn State football news and what you might have missed: Ted Roof resigned from his defensive coordinator position at Penn State to coach at his alma mater. That move shocked PSU's defensive commits and "...

    Blog | January 13, 2013
  3. HOF12: Jack Butler nails the landing

    Mike Sando

    CANTON, Ohio -- Former Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Jack Butler had us worried for a moment when he stared into the Fawcett Stadium crowd without saying anything for several seconds. Stage fright? Hardly. Butler, 84, soon made it clear he was...

    Blog | August 04, 2012
  4. HOF12: Butler and first sign of goosebumps

    Mike Sando

    CANTON, Ohio -- Jack Butler stood and waved to the crowd while hundreds of fans wearing the Pittsburgh Steelers' throwback jerseys rose and cheered. The big screens at Fawcett Stadium showed Butler, 84, rising and soaking in their adulation. That ...

    Blog | August 04, 2012
  5. HOF12: The experience of a lifetime

    Mike Sando

    CANTON, Ohio -- Sights and sounds from a magical first 30 hours in Canton for festivities relating to the upcoming 2012 Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony: Batting 1.000 Cortez Kennedy was the person I hoped to see first Thursday...

    Blog | August 04, 2012
  6. Penn State announces six assistant hires

    Adam Rittenberg

    Penn State made it official Thursday and announced the hires of six assistant coaches on Bill O'Brien's staff. All of these names have been previously reported, but here they are again: Larry Johnson, defensive line Ron Vanderlinden, linebac...

    Blog | January 12, 2012
  7. Bills wrap reorganization with two hires

    Tim Graham

    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- The Buffalo Bills haven't been to the playoffs in 11 years. They've had one winning season in that span. "If you keep doing the same thing the same way and keep getting the same results every time," general manager Buddy Nix ...

    Blog | May 11, 2011
  8. Houston makes coaching additions official

    Paul Kuharsky

    The Colts got a jab from me for a delayed announcement about their new running backs coach, so to be consistent, the Texans deserve a double jab. Friday they announced two hires we've known about for quite some time: Reggie Herring as linebackers ...

    Blog | February 11, 2011
  9. AFC East GMs don't rate on Forbes list

    Tim Graham

    As part of its annual package on NFL team valuations, Forbes magazine rated the top 10 general managers. The AFC East has no representatives, but three were spawned from the division. Buffalo Bills fans should be frustrated to see that two among ...

    Blog | August 26, 2010
  10. Don't nix this Bills decision just yet

    Tim Graham

    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- My initial reaction when I heard the Buffalo Bills had promoted national scout Buddy Nix to general manager was, "This won't go over well with the fans." The Bills went oh-for-the-aughts when it came to the postseason, but th...

    Blog | December 31, 2009
  11. Bills will name Nix next GM

    Tim Graham

    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- The Buffalo Bills will introduce Buddy Nix as their general manager at a 2:30 p.m. news conference. Nix rejoined the Bills as a college scout just before the 2009 draft after a year away from football. He left the club in 200...

    Blog | December 31, 2009
  12. Wilson tabs Berman to introduce him in Canton

    Tim Graham

    Posted by's Tim Graham Buffalo Bills owner Ralph Wilson has chosen ESPN's Chris Berman to present him for induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Wilson Berman will introduce Wilson ...

    Blog | June 04, 2009
  13. Chargers GM Butler died of lymphoma

    Nearly a month after he died, San Diego Chargers general manager John Butler was remembered as being tough but with a soft heart.

    Story | Conversation | May 08, 2003
  14. With draft on tap, Smith takes over as new GM

    A.J. Smith has been promoted to general manager of the San Diego Chargers, succeeding the late John Butler.

    Story | Conversation | April 22, 2003
  15. A.J. Smith wants opportunity at the GM job

    A.J. Smith would like to continue the work longtime friend John Butler began as general manager of the San Diego Chargers.

    Story | Conversation | April 17, 2003
  16. Butler dies of lung cancer at 56

    John Butler, the San Diego Chargers' general manager and an architect of Buffalo's Super Bowl teams of the 1990s, died Friday from lung cancer, the Chargers said. He was 56.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | April 11, 2003