New York Giants Jason Pierre-Paul Has Right Index Finger Amputated

New York Giants franchise defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul reportedly had his right index finger amputated on Wednesday following a July 4 weekend fireworks accident.

But even with the gruesome news of the lost finger, Pierre-Paul’s career might not be in jeopardy according to CBS Sports John Breech.

The Giants can’t know what to make of this news because they reportedly are hearing about this from media reports. The team sent long-time trainer Ronnie Barnes and special assistant (and former player) Jessie Armstead to visit Pierre-Paul in the hospital, but he refused to let them see him. Other reports say that the Giants offered medical help but were rebuffed with that, too.

Washington Redskins Move Step Closer To Losing Name

Washington Redskins HelmetThe Washington Redskins lost their biggest battle yet over their controversial name, after a federal judge upheld a ruling that ordered the removal of the football team’s trademark registrations because they were offensive to Native Americans.

US district judge Gerald Lee on Wednesday agreed with the US Patent and Trademark Office’s decision from last year that the trademarks “may disparage” Native Americans. Washington had tried to overturn the appeal board’s original ruling by claiming their first amendment rights were being infringed, but Wednesday’s decision represents a significant setback for the NFL franchise.

Philip Rivers Says Chargers Are ‘Far From Dead’

philip_riversPhilip Rivers knew it was coming well before the NFL announced it had suspended Antonio Gates for the first four games of the season. By the time the NFL released its statement on Thursday afternoon explaining that Gates had violated the league’s performance enhancing substances policy, by the time Gates released his own statement explaining the failed drug test, Rivers had already heard Gates’ version of the events.

“I knew it was coming,” Rivers told Darren Smith of Mighty 1090AM on Monday. “I had talked to him beforehand.”

Penn State Football – The Next Phase

A look at why Penn State football fans are optimistic about the Nittany Lions this season for the first time in years.

 

Russell Wilson Wants To Be The NFL’s Highest-Paid Player

russell-wilsonAccording to Jason Cole of Bleacher Report, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson wants to be the highest-paid player in the NFL. To do that needs to exceed the five-year, $110 million deal that Aaron Rodgers signed with the Green Bay Packers.”

Cole spoke to Wilson’s agent Mark Rodgers who ”

did not necessarily deny that he has asked” for the biggest deal in the league and “did not dispute it in any way.”

Mark Rodgers told Cole “he wanted to create a contract that created a relevant structure for Wilson going forward.”

Peyton Manning to the Texans?

Doug Gottlieb discusses the rumor that the Denver Broncos are trying to trade Peyton Manning to the Houston Texans.

Top 100 Players of 2015: Tony Romo

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is voted the 34th-best player in the NFL by his peers on the “Top 100 Players of 2015″.

Colts T.Y. Hilton 2014 Season Highlights

Indianapolis Colts wide receiver T.Y. Hilton proved that he is an elite receiver as he racked up over 1,300 yards, seven touchdowns and a trip to the Pro Bowl in 2014. Take a look at his best plays of the season.

Browns CB Joe Haden 2014 Season Highlights

Cleveland Browns cornerback Joe Haden once again proved that he is one of the top defensive players in the NFL during the 2014 season.

Ben Roethlisberger 2014 Season Highlights

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger guided his team to the playoffs for the first time since 2011 by setting career marks and throwing for six touchdown passes in two straight games along the way. Check out his best plays of the year.