AP Source: Browns WR Josh Gordon fails another drug test (Yahoo Sports)
Josh Gordon's troubles have deepened. The wide receiver for the Browns has failed yet another drug test, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on Sunday. Gordon, who has twice been suspended by the NFL for drug violations, could be banned for one year, said the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the confidentiality of the testing. ''Clearly we are very disappointed to hear the latest report regarding Josh,'' a Browns spokesman said Sunday in a release.
Watt gets 2 turnovers, dances in friendly Pro Bowl (Yahoo Sports)
J.J. Watt danced, Jimmy Graham dunked, Odell Beckham Jr. dazzled. The Pro Bowl in the desert was all about having a good time. Few moved very fast, no one flattened a quarterback and there were no bone-jarring hits in the gentle, friendly version of football played Sunday. The Texans defensive end intercepted pass, recovered a fumble and led the crowd in dances during commercial breaks.
Sherman doubts any punishment ahead for Patriots (Yahoo Sports)
PHOENIX (AP) -- Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman doubts the Patriots will be punished by the NFL if they are found guilty of doctoring footballs in the AFC championship game.
Injured Legion of Boom members unworried (Yahoo Sports)
Seattle safety Earl Thomas (separated left shoulder) and cornerback Richard Sherman (left elbow) are damaged goods, suffering injuries in the NFC championship overtime victory against Green Bay. On Sunday, they showed little to no concern about how they will feel - and perform - against the New England Patriots. I can still play fearless and throw my body around and whatever happens, happens.'' Pretty much what Sherman had to say, too, when the Seahawks arrived in Phoenix.
Jury could be seated in murder trial of ex-Patriot Hernandez (Yahoo Sports)
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) -- A jury could be seated in the Massachusetts murder trial of former New England Patriots star tight end Aaron Hernandez.
Watt dances and dazzles at the Pro Bowl (Yahoo Sports)
Capping an electrifying season, Watt intercepted a pass, recovered a fumble and showed off his dance moves to a sellout crowd at the Pro Bowl Sunday night. Team Irvin won it over Watt's Team Carter team 32-28. He shimmied again during timeout in the fourth quarter, this time drawing Team Carter teammate Marcell Dareus into the mix. ''Guys are dancing around and having a good time, that's what it's all about,'' Watt said.
NFL, YouTube partner to post official clips to video site (Yahoo Sports)
The NFL has protected its video as fiercely as any league, pushing most users to its website or to its broadcast partners. On Monday, the league and YouTube announced a partnership between two of the most powerful brands in the marketplace, creating an official NFL channel on the video website. Content posted daily to the portal by the league will include game previews, in-game highlights, post-game recaps and clips featuring news, analysis, fantasy football advice and other original programming from NFL Network and NFL.com. Game highlights and other content will also be available through Google's search engine, which will display official NFL videos along with related news and information in a box at the top of the page.
Quinn has led Seattle to record-setting defense (Yahoo Sports)
Almost every day during training camp and often during the season, Dan Quinn would put on large padded gloves and essentially go through a sparring session with the Seattle Seahawks defensive linemen as they warmed up for practice working on pass rushing techniques. Once Quinn got into the position of being a defensive coordinator - after years of working as a position coach - he was not going to become someone who watched and coached from afar. We love the Xs and Os but the Jimmys and the Joes are what make this thing go,'' Seattle defensive backs coach Kris Richard said. So he values you, which is awesome.'' Quinn's name has been the most talked about in coaching circles since the end of the regular season because of the job he's done as Seattle's defensive coordinator the past two seasons.
Bears hire Jay Rodgers as defensive line coach (Yahoo Sports)
The Chicago Bears have hired Jay Rodgers as their defensive line coach. Rodgers follows new Bears coach John Fox from Denver, where he spent the past six seasons on the staff. Rodgers oversaw the Broncos' defensive line the past three years.
Belichick on deflated balls: 'We try to do everything right' (Yahoo Sports)
Saying his team ''followed every rule to the letter,'' New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick described in detail how his team prepares its footballs on game day and defended his players from chatter that they made it to the Super Bowl by cheating. ''At no time was there any intent whatsoever to try to compromise the integrity of the game or to gain an advantage,'' Belichick said in an unscheduled availability on Saturday afternoon, eight days before the Patriots will play the Seattle Seahawks for the NFL championship. Anything that's close, we stay as far away from the line as we can.'' Speaking once again with authority on a topic he previously professed ignorance of, Belichick said the team conducted an internal study on the process of getting game balls ready. I'm not an expert in football measurements,'' Belichick said.