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  1. Panthers need players with Cole's attitude

    David Newton

    Carolina Panthers defensive tackle Colin Cole didn't get consideration for NFL comeback player of the year in 2013, even though he started 13 games for the league's No. 2 defense after being out of football for two years. But the Panthers would li...

    Blog | April 08, 2014
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Bears to judge Sam solely on ability

    Michael C. Wright

    Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery expressed "tremendous respect" for Missouri defensive end Michael Sam, an All-American and SEC Co-Defensive Player of the Year, who on Sunday revealed he is gay. Speaking to Sam during the pre-draft evaluat...

    Blog | February 11, 2014
  6. GM: Sam will be judged like other prospects

    Bill Williamson

    The San Francisco 49ers have joined those around the NFL in commending Missouri pass-rusher Michael Sam for the courage he displayed when he announced on Sunday he is gay. Sam was the SEC Defensive Player of the Year in 2013 and is considered a mi...

    Blog | February 10, 2014
  7. Haslam: Browns would welcome Sam

    Pat McManamon

    The Cleveland Browns would welcome Michael Sam to the team. That's the word from Browns owner Jimmy Haslam, who released a statement one day after Sam, who played at Missouri and was the SEC's co-Defensive Player of the Year, publicly acknowledged...

    Blog | February 10, 2014
  8. Michael Sam and the education of sports

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Getty Images Jason Collins and Michael Sam have taught us that, on gay issues, education matters. If an NFL team drafts defensive end Michael Sam of the Missouri Tigers, the SEC Defensive Player of the Year, he will settle a longstanding gay sports...

    Blog | February 10, 2014
  9. espnW -- Michael Sam's announcement that he is gay underscores ho...

    Kate Fagan

    Seeking to tell his own truth from the very beginning, NFL draft prospect Michael Sam becomes a key figure in the changing LGBT landscape of professional sports.

    Story | Conversation | February 10, 2014
  10. Michael Sam says he's gay

    Chris Connelly

    Michael Sam, an All-American defensive lineman from Missouri Tigers and the Associated Press' SEC Defensive Player of the Year, said that he is gay in interviews with ESPN's "Outside the Lines" and the New York Times on Sunday. Sam stated publicly...

    Blog | February 09, 2014
  11. Michael Sam of Missouri Tigers says he's gay

    Chris Connelly

    Michael Sam, an All-American defensive lineman from Missouri and the Associated Press' SEC Defensive Player of the Year, said that he is gay in interviews with ESPN's Outside the Lines and the New York Times on Sunday.

    Story | Conversation | February 09, 2014
  12. RTC: Considering Watt's future

    Tania Ganguli

    Reading the coverage of the Houston Texans (and other interesting bits) ... Texans defensive end J.J. Watt received only two votes for defensive player of the year, a year after winning the award. He'll surely add that to his motivational arsenal....

    Blog | February 03, 2014
  13. Philip Rivers wins Comeback Player of Year

    Eric D. Williams

    SAN DIEGO -- Although Philip Rivers believes he didn't come back from anything, the voters disagreed, naming the veteran San Diego Chargers quarterback the 2013 Associated Press Comeback Player of the Year. Rivers received 13 first-place votes, nu...

    Blog | February 01, 2014
  14. Robert Quinn passed over for honor

    Nick Wagoner

    ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis Rams defensive end Robert Quinn managed to wrangle every postseason honor possible going into Saturday night's NFL awards show. There was the Pro Bowl bid, the All-Pro honors; even the Pro Football Writers of America tabbed ...

    Blog | February 01, 2014
  15. Wrong inside LB wins Defensive POY

    Bill Williamson

    I thought NaVorro Bowman deserved to win the NFL Defensive Player of the Year award. But I didn't think he'd win. I didn't think Luke Kuechly would win, either, though. Saturday's announcement that Kuechly -- Carolina's star inside linebacker -- w...

    Blog | February 01, 2014
  16. NFL Awards announced for 2013 season

    Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning wins 5th MVP and is also named Offensive Player of the Year. Carolina's Luke Kuechly (defensive player) and Ron Rivera (coach) also earn honors.

    Story | Conversation | February 01, 2014