Ravens release Dennis Pitta after suffering hip injury

The Jets’ somewhat shocking release of Harris came less than one week after the team traded for Demario Davis, who spent his first four NFL seasons in New York and returns after one year in Cleveland. The natural assumption is that Davis will replace Harris as the strong-side linebacker in the Jets’ 3-4. The weak-side …

Chargers tackle King Dunlap arrested on suspicion of violating protective order

Chargers left tackle King Dunlap was arrested Thursday night after police were called to a domestic disturbance complaint at his girlfriend’s Nashville home. According to an arrest warrant cited by The Tennesseean, Dunlap was Cheap High Quality Jerseys at the home in violation of a protective order that did not allow contact between him and …

Bills’ LeSean McCoy lashes out at PFF ‘nerds’ after snub

LeSean McCoy was not happy about being left off Pro Football Focus’ list of the best 101 players of the 2016 NFL season. The list is based on “the 101 best single-season performances regardless of position,” and McCoy was left off entirely. After rushing for 1,267 yards and 13 touchdowns, adding 50 receptions for Cheap …

Chargers apply franchise tag to pass rusher Melvin Ingram

Several NFL teams were hoping to go after Melvin Ingram in free agency. The Chargers negated that option Monday by applying the franchise tag to their fifth-year pass rusher, the team announced. While Ingram, a first-round pick of the Chargers in 2012, won’t be hitting the free agent market, he will get paid handsomely in …

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer says he needs two more eye surgeries

Mike Zimmer suffered a detached retina last Halloween and needed emergency surgery on his right eye a month later. The Vikings coach, who has had four surgeries on his compromised eye so far, told reporters Thursday he will need two more procedures that will hopefully correct the issue for good. Zimmer had surgery on Nov. …

Bill Belichick says less is more regarding coaches; but is it?

In an effort to eliminate confusion within the New England Patriots organization, coach Bill Belichick selects a smaller coaching staff compared to the rest of the NFL. During an interview on Paul Rabil’s podcast, Belichick said he prefers having fewer coaches on staff and only surrounds himself with people he knows can handle his demands. …

Matt Harvey’s fastball was kind of slow on Sunday

In his first outing since he had surgery for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome last July, Matt Harvey’s fastball topped out at 94 mph and sat in the 92-93 range for most of Sunday’s spring training against the Cardinals. With his velocity modest, Harvey got knocked around by St. Louis in the 1 2/3 innings he lasted. …

Seattle startup’s ‘breakthrough’ helmet to get NFL tryout this year

Seattle-based startup Vicis’ “breakthrough” football helmet, designed in an effort to reduce head trauma, will get a tryout this season in the NFL, according to Inc.com. The Zero1 helmet — officially approved late last year by the national committee that judges equipment safety, paving the way for its use in the NFL and NCAA — …

Watch: Theo Epstein, Joe Maddon on the rain delay from heaven

ubs president Theo Epstein trusted manager Joe Maddon during last fall’s epic World Series. Not that Epstein always agreed with what his skipper was doing. Suffice it to say things turned out better than OK, but also know that the two have a unique relationship. As the two appear on Tuesday’s “Real Sports with Bryant …

MLB, HBO enter cross-promotion deal around Game of Thrones

If you go to a baseball game this summer, you may come away with some Game of Thrones merchandise. That’s because MLB and HBO have entered into an agreement whereby the hit show will be promoted at ballparks. Nineteen MLB teams are participating with more expected to sign on, SportsBusiness Daily reports. Details in terms …