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  1. Officials must keep up with Eagles offense

    Andy Jasner

    Chip Kelly's fast-paced offense electrified the NFL last season. It also caused a ripple effect that carried down to the league's officials. NFL.com reported that the league's officials must be ready physically to handle the high-octane offen...

    Blog | July 23, 2014
  2. Bears claim Michael Ola off waivers

    Michael C. Wright

    The Chicago Bears claimed offensive tackle Michael Ola off waivers from the Miami Dolphins on Wednesday, according to the league's official transactions report, and released cornerback Derrick Martin with a non-football injury designation. Chicago...

    Blog | May 28, 2014
  3. Bears awarded WR Bellamy off waivers

    Jeff Dickerson

    The Chicago Bears were awarded wide receiver Josh Bellamy off waivers Tuesday, according to the NFL's official transaction wire, and the club also agreed to terms with tight end Matthew Mulligan on a one-year contract. Bellamy was cut by the Washi...

    Blog | April 08, 2014
  4. Patriots and ownership committees

    Mike Reiss

    ORLANDO, Fla. -- Monday marks the official start of the NFL's annual meeting, where owners, head coaches and personnel directors come together for a few days to discuss the state of the league. Along those lines, let's kick things off with a look ...

    Blog | March 23, 2014
  5. NFL -- Slur penalties covered by current rules

    Jeff Legwold

    The NFL's competition committee will present a long list of potential rules changes at the league meetings but said that the power to penalize players for use of slurs, including the N-word, is already in the hands of the officials.

    Story | Conversation | March 19, 2014
  6. Browner sixth Seattle free agent to leave

    Terry Blount

    Few people expected him to return to the Seahawks, but now it's official. Brandon Browner signed a three-year deal Friday with the New England Patriots worth $17 million. The Patriots now have signed two big-name cornerbacks for big dollars. They ...

    Blog | March 14, 2014
  7. Consistency is the key for Colts' defense

    Mike Wells

    INDIANAPOLIS - The eyes of most NFL players, coaches and front office officials were fixated on the Seattle Seahawks' defense as it made Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning look ordinary for one of the few times in his future Hall of Fame caree...

    Blog | February 22, 2014
  8. Broncos quick to defend Welker

    Jeff Legwold

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Privately, Denver Broncos officials and players were more than a little taken aback by New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick's critcism of Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker Monday. They were also suprised Belichick questio...

    Blog | January 20, 2014
  9. 2013 NFL Playoffs -- Wes Welker makes speech to Denver Broncos

    The Denver Broncos' "guest speaker" at their team meeting Saturday night was wide receiver Wes Welker, team officials told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

    Story | Conversation | January 19, 2014
  10. Report -- Warrant connects Aaron Hernandez to Boston double homic...

    Documents released Tuesday and obtained by the Hartford Courant give the first official glimpse at the reasons the Boston police view former Patriots player Aaron Hernandez as a suspect in a double homicide in Boston in 2012.

    Story | Conversation | January 07, 2014
  11. A look at Dolphins' 2014 opponents

    James Walker

    The Miami Dolphins 2013 season is in the books. After a disappointing third-place finish in the AFC East, Miami's 2014 opponents are official. Although the dates are not known, here are their opponents: HOME: Buffalo Bills, New England Patriot...

    Blog | December 30, 2013
  12. Dean Blandino, NFL's vice president of officiating, supports refs...

    NFL vice president of officiating Dean Blandino put his stamp of approval on the referees' decision to pick up a pass interference flag in the end zone on the final play of the New England Patriots' 24-20 loss to the Carolina Panthers on Monday night.

    Story | Conversation | November 19, 2013
  13. Debate calls, but not Panthers' play

    David Newton

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- You can debate all day whether the officials made the correct decision to pick up the flag on the final play of the Carolina Panthers' 24-20 victory Monday over the New England Patriots. You can't debate that it's a win for Caro...

    Blog | November 19, 2013
  14. Odds still favorable if penalty stood

    David Newton

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Would the outcome of Monday night's game have changed had officials stuck with the initial pass interference call on the final play of the Carolina Panthers' 24-20 win over the New England Patriots? According to statistics accum...

    Blog | November 19, 2013
  15. Officials, Panthers escape in final seconds of Carolina-New Engla...

    Gregg Easterbrook

    Officials subscribe to Parking Lot Theory in final seconds, picking up a flag and getting out of the stadium.

    Story | Conversation | November 19, 2013
  16. New England Patriots seek explanation for game-ending play

    Field Yates

    For the second time this season, the New England Patriots lost a game in which a controversial call -- or non-call in this case -- by an official late in the game made headlines.

    Story | Conversation | November 18, 2013