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  1. Redskins notes: Hatcher as advertised

    John Keim

    Some leftover notes from Monday: Punter Tress Way deserves a mini game ball for what he did Sunday, not only averaging 49.8 yards per punt with a net of 42.5 but also finishing with three touchbacks while kicking off. With Kai Forbath injured, Wa...

    Blog | September 16, 2014
  2. NFL season kicks off in grand style -- John Clayton's First and G...

    John Clayton

    John Clayton's First and Goal: Division races get underway and suspensions could wreak havoc in potentially thrilling opening weekend.

    Story | Conversation | September 05, 2014
  3. Succop brings higher level of security

    Paul Kuharsky

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Cairo Santos did more to win the Kansas City Chiefs' kicking job than Ryan Succop did to lose it. Succop hit on all three of his preseason field goal attempts and got the Chiefs touchbacks on five if his eight kickoffs. Succ...

    Blog | September 01, 2014
  4. Milton Academy's Yoon commits to Notre Dame

    Scott Barboza

    Milton Academy rising senior placekicker Justin Yoon gave his college commitment to Notre Dame earlier this week. Yoon connected on 9 of 13 field goal attempts last season and more than 80 percent of his kickoffs went for touchbacks -- with many o...

    Blog | June 27, 2014
  5. Vikings returner a test for Cowboys' Bailey

    Todd Archer

    IRVING, Texas - Dan Bailey is tied for second in the NFL in touchbacks this season with 34. And to think the Dallas Cowboys kept a kickoff specialist in 2011 because they didn't think Bailey had a strong-enough leg. Bailey admits he has added leg ...

    Blog | October 31, 2013
  6. Picked-up pieces from 2nd-half review

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Picked-up pieces from reviewing the second half of the Patriots' 23-3 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 1. The half opened with kicker Stephen Gostkowski booming a touchback. He later added two more. So he now has 14 touchbac...

    Blog | September 23, 2013
  7. Impact of 2012 kickoff changes

    ESPN Stats & Information

    How much of an impact did moving the kickoff from the 30 to the 35-yard line and the touchback from the 20 to the 25 have on college football last season? Here are a few stat-based observations. • The rate of kickoffs that went for t...

    Blog | August 05, 2013
  8. UPDATE: Ernie Sims out for game

    Todd Archer

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Cowboys linebacker Ernie Sims is out for the rest of Sunday's game against Pittsburgh because of a concussion. Sims was hurt on a first-quarter kickoff that resulted in a touchback after the Cowboys took a 3-0 lead. He went thr...

    Blog | December 16, 2012
  9. NFL says Denver Broncos touchdown should have been called a touch...

    The NFL said the 76-yard punt return by Denver's Trindon Holliday against Carolina on Sunday should have been ruled a touchback, not a touchdown.

    Story | Conversation | November 12, 2012
  10. Bolden limps off after kickoff

    Mike Reiss

    SEATTLE, Wash. -- Rookie running back Brandon Bolden limped off the field after covering a second-quarter kickoff that went for a touchback. Bolden entered the game as questionable, with the team listing him on its participation report with a knee...

    Blog | October 14, 2012
  11. On passing up a touchback

    Paul Kuharsky

    Return men are bringing too many kickoffs out of the end zone. That gut feeling had me asking ESPN Stats and Info to see if my theory was true. I feel like I see a disproportionate amount of drives starting at the 17- or 12-yard line, and it seems...

    Blog | October 11, 2012
  12. Video on Demand Report: Dark Shadows is Awful, Touchback is a Foo...

    Tara Ariano

    The Headliner Dark Shadows When I first saw the trailer for Tim Burton's feature-film remake of the 40-plus-year-old vampire soap opera, I wondered whom it was for. After seeing the film, I still don't know. I mean, maybe the idea behind...

    Blog | October 05, 2012
  13. Good special teams day could have been bad

    Todd Archer

    IRVING, Texas - You see Dez Bryant's punt return for 44 yards to the Tampa Bay 6. You see Dan Bailey make all three field goal tries and have three touchbacks. You see Chris Jones have a 40.8-yard net average on punts. You think the Cowboys' speci...

    Blog | September 24, 2012
  14. Replacement referees booed after bad call in game between Buffalo...

    Replacement officials were booed late in the first quarter of the Buffalo Bills' preseason opener against Washington on Thursday after muffing a call on a touchback.

    Story | Conversation | August 09, 2012
  15. On eliminating kickoffs

    Paul Kuharsky

    I didn't protest the move of the kickoff from the 35 to the 30 and the resulting touchbacks. I don't find kick returns to be thrilling. I actually see them as a good time to jot off a tweet or make a bathroom run. Still, I cannot envision the N...

    Blog | April 16, 2012
  16. Actor Brian Presley talks about 'Touchback' movie

    Lynn Hoppes

    Actor Brian Presley talks about 'Touchback' movie.

    Blog | Conversation | April 13, 2012