NFL commissioner Roger Goodell officially announced a two-game suspension for Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice. Rice’s suspension will begin on August 30. He will be eligible for reinstatement on Monday, September 12, following the Ravens’ game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Rice may participate in all aspects of training camp and preseason games. Rice may appeal this decision within three days. In a letter to Rice, Goodell stated: “As you acknowledged during our meeting, your conduct was unquestionably inconsistent with league polices and the standard of behavior required of everyone who is part of the NFL.
Johnny Manziel on Wednesday reported for his first professional training camp with the Cleveland Browns' rookies, quarterbacks and other players recovering from injury, which means for Manziel and the Manziel-watchers in the world, things get really real immediately. Manziel will compete with Brian Hoyer to be the team’s starter, but Hoyer is the starter heading into camp. How does Manziel win the job? Be a gamer: NFL football is quite the interesting phenomenon.
PITTSBURGH -- ESPN NFL analyst Ron Jaworski recently ranked all of the starting quarterbacks in the NFL. The Pittsburgh Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger is sixth on his list after Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees and Andrew Luck. "Jaws" performed his usual exhaustive film review in compiling his list, and he offered strong praise for Roethlisberger as well as an astonishing statistic:I thought Big Ben had one of his best seasons in 2013.
TAMPA, Fla. – The Tampa Bay Buccaneers reported to training camp Thursday, but guard Carl Nicks didn’t show. Nicks was excused for personal reasons, according to coach Lovie Smith. Nicks was excused only for the day, Smith said. Apparently, the personal reasons have nothing to do with the toe injury Nicks is attempting to come back from. “It doesn’t concern me,’’ Smith said. “It’s part of training camp.
There are no games scheduled for today.