NFL teams have their share of troublemakers

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Think of it instead as just the cost of doing business. Everybody in the NFL already does. To be fair, any company that employs 9,000 people is bound to have some bad apples. And this years number of arrests, give or take a few, lines up with last years pace. So no one should have been surprised to awake Thursday to news reports that Patriots cornerback Alfonzo Dennard was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving in Lincoln, Neb.

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By playing out the final year of his deal, Cushing could re-establish himself as one of the best inside linebackers in the game. According to Pro Football Focus (subscription required), he was the third-best inside linebacker in the league in 2011. Returning to top-five form would seemingly net Cushing a contract that compares to Paul Poslusznys with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Poslusznys deal calls for an average of $7.5 million per season. Yet, its hard to say whether or not Cushing will ever return to his 2011 form, so Cushing and the Texans should hammer out a contract extension before the 2013 season starts. The agreement would seemingly be a win-win for both sides. Houston would get a star-studded player at a discounted price, and Cushing would have a sense of security after a major knee operation. Matt Ryan, QB, Atlanta Falcons If Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo hauled in $40 million in guarantees this past offseason, how much will Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan yield when his extension is finalized? Rotoworld concludes that Tom Condon (Ryans agent) will likely seek more than $52 million in guarantees.

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For each of these teams, the long-term potential for success is much more promising than the short-term potential will be in 2013. Additionally, they have all made moves this offseason that have indicated a focus on longer-term goals above immediate improvement. Arizona Cardinals Carson Palmer is a short-term quarterback upgrade, but not the franchise quarterback the Cardinals need to contend in the NFC West. Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports The Arizona Cardinals should be better than they were during the final 12 games of last season, in which they won just one game. Even so, its hard to see them finishing anywhere but fourth in the NFC West this season. The Arizona Cardinals have a new coach and quarterback, but their quarterback upgrade is only slight with the free-agent addition of Carson Palmer. While Palmer is a definite upgrade over John Skelton and Ryan Lindley under center, he hasnt been a top quarterback since 2007 and isnt the franchise quarterback the Cardinals need to contend in the division. If the Cardinals were going to make a surprise splash in 2013, they needed to upgrade at quarterback and add defensive playmakers.

Barrett Green suit could change NFL

Jaworski, who played quarterback in the NFL for 16 years, said in his evaluation of Schaub that he considers a “large body of work over a long period of time, and it’s difficult to argue with Schaub’s success in Houston.” Schaub was ranked ahead of quarterbacks like Andrew Luck (10), Colin Kaepernick (11), Russell Wilson (12), Robert Griffin III (13), Jay Cutler (14), Tony Romo (15), Matthew Stafford (16), Philip Rivers (17), Cam Newton (18), Andy Dalton (19) and Alex Smith (20). “I like Schaub, maybe more than others,” Jaworski said. Jaworski pointed out how well Schaub plays on play-action passes. “Schaub’s 110 quarterback rating off play action was among the league’s best,” he said. “(Schaub) has produced consistent success over a long period of time. There may be no better play-action team in the NFL than Houston.” Schaub led the Texans to a 12-4 record last season and a playoff victory over Cincinnati before they were eliminated at New England. They blew home-field advantage with a 1-3 collapse down the stretch. Schaub, who threw one touchdown pass over the last four games of regular season, has unfairly received most of the blame, even though there was plenty to go around on offense and defense.

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Texans quarterback Matt Schaub is in the upper-echelon of NFL signal-callers according to one national analyst.

Players suing opposing coaches. Out of the question? Not if former NFL player Barrett Green wins his day in court against the Washington Redskins , former Redskins assistant coach Gregg Williams and former Redskins tight end Robert Royal because of a career-ending knee injury he suffered as a New York Giant during a game in 2004. Williams, of course, achieved later infamy when he became defensive coordinator of the Saints and was suspended for a year for masterminding the “Bountygate” scandal. He now is a senior defensive assistant with the Titans. But the Green suit indicates that bounties might have been posted by Williams even before he joined New Orleans in 2009. The lawsuit, filed in May in Maryland state court and later moved to federal court, states that Greens career-ending injury was the result of a bounty program and an unusual, outrageous and an obvious cheap shot. The lawsuit also notes, Other players on the field reacted with outrage at what they saw, and the play was later described as one of the dirtiest, most unfair hits in football. THE ROAD TO SB XLVIII From the opening kickoff to the Super Bowl, the best NFL action is on FOX. See the full NFL on FOX schedule . At the time of the obvious cheap shot, Green was in the first year of a five-year contract with the Giants worth more than $13 million, according to the lawsuit.

NFL owner faces Michael Jackson controversy after Fulham purchase

Mohamed Al Fayed and his beloved Michael Jackson statue. (Getty Images)

(AP Photo/Jeff Widerner) Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan purchased English Premier League soccer club Fulham on Friday in a deal thought to be worth more than $200 million. He spent Saturday standing on Fulhams pitch speaking to the London media, and youd think questions surrounding the team or owning football teams in two countries would dominate. Except apparently that wasnt the case. Now-former team owner Mohamed Al Fayed had a statue of Michael Jackson yes, thee Michael Jackson built outside of Fulhams Craven Cottage Stadium after the King of Pop died in 2009. Its very dear to him, as you can see. Mohamed Al Fayed and his beloved Michael Jackson statue. (Getty Images) The only problem is that the statue hasnt been popular with the locals, many of whom want it removed from outside the stadium.

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Will the Redskins continue to run the zone read with Griffin despite the risks associated with it? Griffin is no doubt the face and future of the Redskins franchise. It will be interesting to see how Mike and Kyle Shanahan adjust the offense to reduce the risk of punishment and further injury to Griffin. But by the way his recovery is going, Griffin’s off-season is potentially setting him up to have an almost Adrian-Peterson type of season. Coming off of a severe knee injury he suffered in late 2011, Peterson returned for the season opener and went on to fall just nine yards short of the single season rushing record held by Eric Dickerson. Peterson was a large part of the Minnesota Vikings’ success in 2012 and getting them back into playoff contention. He would go on to earn NFL MVP Honors and re-establish his dominance as the best running back in the NFL. Who’s to say we won’t see Griffin hoasting the MVP trophy at the NFL Honors?

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