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Colts owner Jim Irsay. (Getty Images)

NFL Suspends Jim Irsay 6 Games, Fines Him $500K

Colts owner Jim Irsay pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of driving while intoxicated.

CBS Chicago–11 hours ago

Bears coach Marc Trestman. (Otto Greule Jr./Getty Images)

Bernstein: Don’t Screw This Up, Bears

With the season starting in five days, all we’ve seen from the Bears is drama and subpar play.

CBS Chicago–14 hours ago

Michael Johnson #93 of the Cincinnati Bengals tackles Kellen Clemens #10 of the St. Louis Rams at the Edward Jones Dome on December 18, 2011 in St. Louis, Missouri. The Bengals beat the Rams 20-13. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Bucs Hoping Michael Johnson Excels This Season

The Bucs took a gamble signing Michael Johnson to a huge contract, and this season, he has to be the guy.

09/01/2014

Jake Locker #10 of the Tennessee Titans throws a pass during a driving rainstorm in the first quarter of an NFL preseason game against the Green Bay Packers at LP Field on August 9, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Jake Locker Needs To Become A Leader for Tennessee Titans In 2014

With Chris Johnson gone, the Tennessee Titans look to redesign their offense and that all starts with quarterback Jake Locker. After an injury plagued career, Locker has to stay healthy and become a leader on and off the field if the Titans want to win.

08/31/2014

Running back Eddie Lacy #27 of the Green Bay Packers is tackled by cornerback Isaiah Frey #31 of the Chicago Bears during a game at Soldier Field on December 29, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Second Year For Eddie Lacy Could Push Packers To NFL’s Most Balanced Offense

Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy had a spectacular year in 2013, but improvement by Lacy and a healthy Aaron Rodgers, the Packers may just end up being the NFL’s most balanced offense in 2014.

08/30/2014

NASHVILLE, TN - AUGUST 9: A Tennessee Titans fan sits in the rain while waiting for the start of a preseason NFL game against the Green Bay Packers at LP Field on August 9, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee.

19 Ways To Pass Time While Waiting For NFL Opening Day

Just when you thought the NFL was back, it takes the weekend off. Here are 19 ways to pass the time while waiting for opening day.

08/29/2014

Josh Gordon #12 of the Cleveland Browns warms up prior to the start of the preseason game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on August 9, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Lions defeated the Browns 13-12 in a preseason game. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Keidel: Josh Gordon And NFL Policy

It seems we’ve jumped into the pool of relativism since we got wind of Josh Gordon’s season-long suspension for marijuana use. You have the indignant faction that can’t believe someone who smokes weed gets a year while Ray Rice skates with a two-game suspension

08/29/2014

Roger Goodell. (Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Goodell’s PR Move Also Better Policy

There are now stiffer penalties for all sorts of off-the-field incidents.

CBS Chicago–08/29/2014

Browns receiver Josh Gordon. (Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Josh Gordon and NFL Individuality

Marijuana makes football feel less bad, but the The Shield won’t tolerate it.

CBS Chicago–08/28/2014

Ray Rice. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Reports: NFL Institutes Stiffer Penalties for Domestic Abuse, Assault, Battery

“I didn’t get it right,” Roger Goodell wrote of punishment for Ray Rice.

CBS Chicago–08/28/2014

Browns receiver Josh Gordon. (Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Browns WR Josh Gordon Suspended For 2014 Season

Gordon has violated the substance abuse policy multiple times.

CBS Chicago–08/27/2014

Ryan Shazier of the Ohio State Buckeyes poses with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after he was picked #15 overall by the Pittsburgh Steelers during the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on May 8, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Pittsburgh’s Ryan Shazier Best Bet To Start As Steelers Rookie Since 2001

The last time the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted a rookie who made an immediate impact and started opening day was Kendrell Bell in 2001, but first-round draft pick Ryan Shazier has all the skills of an NFL starter and the backing of defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau.

08/27/2014

Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather, center. (Larry French/Getty Images)

Bernstein: NFL Must Ban Brandon Meriweather

If the Roger Goodell wants to tout safety, there’s an obvious move to make here.

CBS Chicago–08/26/2014

Dontrelle Inman #15 of the San Diego Chargers is congratulated by teammate Keenan Allen #13 after scoring a touchdown against the Dallas Cowboys during a preseason game at Qualcomm Stadium on August 7, 2014 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

The Sky Is The Limit For Chargers’ Keenan Allen In 2014

If before the 2013 season you would tell Bolt fans that Cal rookie Keenan Allen would become the “go-to” guy for much of last season, many may have scratched their head a time or two. When all was said and done last season, Allen emerged not only as the Chargers’ top threat, but one of the top wide receiver stories around the NFL.

08/26/2014

Brandon Marshall. (Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Watch: Brandon Marshall Featured In MNF Commercial

Marshall knows how to stay in the spotlight.

CBS Chicago–08/25/2014

(Photo Credit: Al Bello/Getty Images)

5 Replacements For Rams’ Sam Bradford

With Sam Bradford out for the season, it’s time to look at who should become the new Rams quarterback this year.

08/25/2014

Wide receiver Eric Decker #87 of the New York Jets runs with the ball after making a catch in the first quarter as free safety Delano Howell #26 of the Indianapolis Colts defends during a preseason game at MetLife Stadium on August 7, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

Eric Decker Plays Many Roles For The New York Jets

The Jets marquee offseason signing is more than just a number one receiver for Gang Green.

08/25/2014

Tackle Trent Williams #71 of the Washington Redskins and outside linebacker Von Miller #58 of the Denver Broncos exchange jerseys after the game at Sports Authority Field Field at Mile High on October 27, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos beat the Redskins 45-21. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

The Godzilla Of The NFL: Trent Williams

In December of 2011 the NFL formally announced the suspensions of two Redskins players, tight-end Fred Davis, and left-tackle Trent Williams. Both players received a four game suspension without pay, for testing positive for marijuana three times throughout the course of the season.

08/25/2014

Tight end Julius Thomas #80 of the Denver Broncos is tackled by cornerback Richard Sherman #25 and strong safety Kam Chancellor #31 of the Seattle Seahawks during Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium on February 2, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Richard Sherman Makes Things Go BOOM!

He may be known for his trash-talking, but that doesn’t mean Sherman isn’t one of the most talented cornerbacks currently in the NFL. As this year’s cover athlete for Madden 15, he’s out to prove there no such thing as the “Madden Curse”.

08/25/2014

Cornerback Champ Bailey #24 of the Denver Broncos reacts in the first quarter against the Seattle Seahawks during Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium on February 2, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Champ Bailey Looks To Keep Career Going With New Orleans Saints

The New Orleans Saints had a vastly improved defense in the NFL in 2013, but it never hurts to get a bit more veteran leadership and skill onto the roster. That’s what they did by adding Champ Bailey during the offseason, and he is looking for a Super Bowl ring before his stories career ends.

08/24/2014

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