Category Archives: NFL

Chris Matthews suffers sprained AC joint

Ex-UK wide receiver Chris Matthews injured his shoulder in Seattle’s Friday night exhibition loss to the Denver Broncos. Seahawks coach Pete Carroll reported that Matthews has a sprained AC joint and could be out up to 10 days. Matthews was … Continue reading

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Ex-EKU punter Jordan Berry trying to stick with Steelers

Sunday night’s NFL Hall of Fame Game didn’t just mark the pro exhibition debut of former Kentucky star Bud Dupree. It was also the first time former Eastern Kentucky punter Jordan Berry could show his talents for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Signed … Continue reading

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BBL: Vandy’s Twitter trouble; UK to start practice

Big Blue Links for Friday: Vandy plans review after offensive tweet, reports Tennessean. Five big questions as UK football opens fall camp, from Jennifer Smith of H-L. Mark Story of the H-L on how Mark Stoops can make history in … Continue reading

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“Defensive genius” Bill Arnsparger dies at age 88

UPDATE: Bill Arnsparger’s obituary and arrangements Bill Arnsparger, the Paris native who was known as one of the greatest defensive minds in all of football, passed away Friday morning at the age of 88, the family confirmed. “Renowned, long time … Continue reading

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Chris Matthews never worked at Foot Locker

The popular story about Chris Matthews is that the ex-Kentucky receiver was working at Foot Locker when he got a call to try out for the Seattle Seahawks. Matthews, who did not catch a pass all season, caught four passes … Continue reading

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Reports: Joker Phillips to be Browns wide receivers coach

There are plenty of reports that former Kentucky head coach Joker Phillips is about to be hired as wide receivers coach by the Cleveland Browns. That would make sense considering that the Browns new offensive coordinator, John DeFilippo, is the … Continue reading

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Cleveland Browns hire son of Gene DeFilippo

The Cleveland Browns have hired John DeFilippo as their new offensive coordinator. If that name rings a bell, it should. DeFilippo is the son of former UK associate AD Gene DeFilippo. Gene was at UK from 1987 through 1993, serving under … Continue reading

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Bad Bengals get pounded again in prime time

CINCINNATI – It was bad from the very first series, when Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton threw a short pass for tight end Jermaine Greshman that went directly to Cleveland linebacker Craig Robertson and really, honestly, it didn’t get any … Continue reading

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Good Andy Dalton wins out in the end

My column from Cincinnati: CINCINNATI — You know the storyline. There’s Good Andy. There’s Bad Andy. There’s the Good Andy Dalton that throws touchdowns and raises hopes. There’s the Bad Andy Dalton that turns the ball over and breaks hearts. … Continue reading

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Video: Andy Dalton on rebounding to beat Ravens

I was in Cincinnati today, covering the Bengals’ 27-24 win over the Ravens (column to come). Here’s video of quarterback Andy Dalton talking about how he shook off two fourth-quarter turnovers to direct the winning drive.

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