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NFL Links: Falcons could target Green in draft; Batch may lose rings

Posted March 22, 2011 @ 11:48 a.m.
An Atlanta columnist says the Falcons should do "everything possible" to land the best receiver in this year's draft; Charlie Batch is in danger of losing his two Super Bowl rings.

Under siege under center

Posted March 22, 2011 @ 9:35 a.m.
Adding to the uncertainty due to the current lockout are the undeniably shaky QB situations facing one-third of the league's teams, including the 49ers and holdover starter Alex Smith.

In unexpectedly intimate setting, Georgia's Green shines

Posted March 22, 2011 @ 6:48 p.m.
In front of a small crowd that did not include NFL personnel because of a rules issue, Georgia junior WR A.J. Green showed the skill set that has made him a first-round lock at his pro day. 

Belichick misses morning media session

Posted March 22, 2011 @ 6:25 p.m.
Patriots head coach Bill Belichick was absent from the Wednesday morning "Coaches Breakfast" at the owners meetings in New Orleans.

Three takeaways from Goodell's presser

Posted March 22, 2011 @ 4:54 p.m.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell spoke Tuesday to conclude the owners' meetings in New Orleans. Here are three things Eric Edholm took from his press conference.

Goodell: Negotiations best route to new CBA

Posted March 22, 2011 @ 5:40 p.m.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell held a press conference Tuesday to conclude the owners meetings in New Orleans and continued to push the league's view that the quickest way to a new Collective Bargaining Agreement is through negotiation, not litigation.

Lions' Schwartz has confidence in Stafford's rehab

Posted March 22, 2011 @ 5:13 p.m.
Lions QB Matthew Stafford is rehabbing his surgically repaired shoulder, and his head coach, Jim Schwartz, is confident that Stafford is done with the injury bug.

Wilf still optimistic about new stadium

Posted March 22, 2011 @ 5:06 p.m.
Vikings owner Zygi Wilf told reporters at the owners meeting in New Orleans that he is still optimistic about bringing a new stadium to Minnesota.

Scoring plays to be booth reviews

Posted March 22, 2011 @ 4:33 p.m.
The NFL owners voted 30-2 on Tuesday to have all scoring plays reviewable by the booth replay official.

Gabb session

Posted March 22, 2011 @ 4:06 p.m.
Ex-Missouri QB Blaine Gabbert has all the tools to be great, even if he's not a finished product. PFW's Eric Edholm profiles the hot prospect.

Prince Amukamara's draft diary, Part Five

Posted March 22, 2011 @ 2:04 p.m.
Nebraska CB Prince Amukamara talked to Pro Football Weekly's Kevin Fishbain as part of his weekly diary leading up to the NFL draft. In his latest entry, Prince talked about being in the audience of American Idol and visiting the Lions.

Taylor receives probation, declared sex offender

Posted March 22, 2011 @ 1:38 p.m.
Hall of Fame OLB Lawrence Taylor will become a registered sex offender today after a ruling in a New York courthouse.

League announces changes to kickoff spot

Posted March 22, 2011 @ 1:12 p.m.
Kickoffs move up five yards to the 35-yard line, while touchbacks remain at the 20-yard line, after vote by NFL owners.

Owners lose players' trust with TV contract revelation

Posted March 22, 2011 @ 12:15 p.m.
NFL owners have yet to break their league's players union, but they have succeeded in one thing: They succeeded in breaking whatever trust existed between the two sides.

Players working out despite lockout

Posted March 22, 2011 @ 10:37 a.m.
NFL players are locked out of their team facilities due to the ongoing labor negotiations, but that hasn't stopped some players from meeting up with teammates and getting work done.