Michael Vick praises Jameis Winston  

ESPN By : Staff Reporting

Once considered one of the NFL's biggest stars, New York Jets quarterback Michael Vick says he thinks Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston could be the league's next big star.

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston is "the future of the NFL," according to Michael Vick.

"I think he's the future of the NFL," Vick said of the Seminoles' Heisman Trophy winner, according to NJ.com. "I've been around so long, I appreciate guys coming out of college. I look forward to watching him. I have high expectations for him." - Referenced Article

Rajon Rondo: fired up to join Mavs  

ESPN By : Tim MacMahon

The opportunity to play for a contender again has Rajon Rondo feeling revitalized after leaving a rebuilding franchise in the Boston Celtics.

"There's one goal that you have in mind, and I'm dying to get another ring again," Rondo said in his introductory news conference after joining the Dallas Mavericks in a blockbuster trade. "I want another parade." - Referenced Article

Report: Jim Harbaugh torn between Michigan, NFL  

Detroit Free Press By : Brian Manzullo

The plot is thickening for Michigan's football coaching search and Jim Harbaugh.

Well, maybe. It's important to know that there have been many reports and rumors regarding the possible return of the San Francisco 49ers coach to U-M, some right and many wrong thus far. - Referenced Article

Michigan offers Jim Harbaugh six-year, $48 million contract  

NFL By : Staff Reporting

San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh has been offered a six-year contract worth $48 million to become the new coach at Michigan, sources informed of Michigan's plans told NFL Media insider Ian Rapoport.

A week ago Harbaugh indicated to Michigan officials that he preferred to stay in the NFL, according to Rapoport. - Referenced Article

Start questioning the Manziel hype  

eNewsReference.com By : Staff Reporting

Do all of the naysayers about Johnny Manziel have something to hang their hats on after his dismal performance on Sunday? If you’ll remember there were a lot of analysts saying he couldn’t make it in the big league.

Some said a first round selection would be too high in the draft. What is very apparent is he’s not the day-one QB some were hoping for. Where it counted the most, against a division rival and with playoff aspirations in the mix, he failed miserably.

The Cincinnati, who have had troubles of their own this season, were able to dictate the game and shut the Heisman QB out the entire game. Johnny Football was a non-factor.

Every defensive coordinator will look at the tapes from his poor performance against the Bengals to get insights on getting in Manziel’s head. Is he a conversation piece? Yes. Does he sell seats? Yes. But the real question is can he perform in the NFL? And this has yet to be seen.

I know some of you are defending him. You’re saying, give him time or he shouldn’t be expected to perform after being on the bench all season. My response to you all is, didn’t he sell the narrative that he’s spectacular. Tebow was supposed to be spectacular too.

The Johnny Manziel era begins  

Cleveland.com By : Staff Reporting

Johnny Manziel will make his first career start on Sunday. That was the main topic of discussion on Wednesday night's Browns Insider show.

Cleveland.com's Dan Labbe and Tom Reed were joined by The Plain Dealer's Branson Wright to talk about the quarterback situation and take a look ahead at the Cincinnati Bengals. - Referenced Article

South African Judge Thokozile Masipa Accepts Procecutors Appeal  

Channels By : Staff Reporting

The South African judge Thokozile Masipa has ruled that prosecutors can appeal against the acquittal on murder charges of Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius .

Judge Thokozile Masipa said prosecutors could appeal against the acquittal, but not the five-year sentence given for the lesser charge of culpable homicide. - Referenced Article

Tiger Woods: The body is good  

ESPN By : Staff Reporting

Tiger Woods went back to his very successful past to try to forge a path to the future.

Having plenty of time to study and assess due to another lengthy injury hiatus, Woods used the months when he didn't hit a shot to assess how best to hit them when he returns, with his first competition coming this week at the Hero World Challenge at Isleworth. - Referenced Article

African-American football captains at both Harvard and Yale  

SportzEdge By : Staff Reporting

Arizona Cardinals believe Carson Palmer has torn ACL  

NFL By : Staff Reporting

For the second time this season, backup quarterback Drew Stanton has taken center stage for the first-place Arizona Cardinals. It sounds like he will stay there a while.

Carson Palmer suffered a left knee injury in the fourth quarter of Sunday's game versus the St. Louis Rams. - Referenced Article

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