NFL approves David Tepper as new Panthers owner

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina — Billionaire hedge fund manager David Tepper, who reached an agreement last week to buy the Panthers from majority owner Jerry Richardson, was approved as the team’s new owner at the Spring League Meeting on Tuesday, the team announced. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said club owners and the league’s finance committee unanimously…

6th Annual Taste of The Lions At Ford field @TasteoftheNFL

DETROIT, Michigan – Darius Slay, Ziggy Ansah, Taylor Decker and the 2018 Detroit Lions players signed autographs and mingled with fans at Ford field on Wednesday May 16th, all in the spirit of Charity. The 6th Annual Taste of the Lions event offered attendees great options in food from some of metro Detroit’s top restaurants,…

Panthers reach sales agreement with David Tepper for a reported $2.275 billion

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina — The Carolina Panthers announced today that a definitive agreement has been signed to sell the team to David Tepper, the founder and president of global hedge fund Appaloosa Management, L.P. and a well-known philanthropist. “Bringing the Panthers and the NFL to the Carolinas in 1993 was enormously fulfilling for Rosalind and…

CB DeAngelo Hall is retiring from the NFL after 14 seasons.

WASHINTON D.C. — After 14 NFL seasons the long-time Washington Redskins corner is retiring from the NFL, DeAngelo Hall told reporters Monday. A first-round pick by the Atlanta Falcons in 2004, Hall spent the past nine and a half seasons with the Redskins. Hall was traded from the Falcons to the Raiders in March 2008….

Bills sign No. 16 overall pick LB Tremaine Edmunds

BUFFALO, New York — The Buffalo Bills signed linebacker Tremaine Edmunds to his rookie contract, the team announced Saturday. Edmunds inked the deal on the second day of Rookie Minicamp. The No. 16 overall pick totaled 100 tackles, 10 sacks, five pass breakups, three forced fumbles and a fumble recovery during his final two seasons…

8-time Pro Bowl TE Antonio Gates moves on from LA Chargers

SAN DIEGO, California — Future Hall of Fame Tightend, Antonio Gates, and the LA Chargers have parted ways, Chargers general manager Tom Telesco told reporters Friday night. Gates, who turns 38 on June 18, became one of the NFL’s most-feared tight ends, after inking a free agent deal with the Chargers back in 2003. Last…

Detroit Lions select Kerryon Johnson and Safety Tracy Walker in second round

DETROIT, Michigan — The Detroit Lions added some talent to its back field after finishing last overall in rushing in the NFL, by drafting running back Kerryon Johnson with the 43rd overall pick in the second round. Johnson is a power back with the ability to make defenders miss in the hole. He ran for 1,391…

Detroit Lions select Frank Ragnow in first round

DETROIT, Michigan — The Detroit Lions selected center,Frank Ragnow, out of the University of Arkansas with the 20th pick overall in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft. League media named him second-team All-SEC due to his sturdiness in pass protection and ability to move the line of scrimmage on run plays. He started…

Detroit Lions Re-signed DE Ezekiel Ansah

DETROIT, Michigan – The Detroit Lions fifth all-time career sacks leader, defensive end Ezekiel Ansah was designated as the Lions franchise player on February 27th, 2018. The Detroit Lions re-signed their former 2013 first round draft pick(5th overall) to a multi-year deal. Ansah started 14 games last season and compiled 12 sacks for the Detroit…

Future Hall of Famer LB James Harrison retiring from NFL

AKRON, Ohio — Former Kent State Golden Flashes and future NFL Hall of Fame Linebacker James Harrison, who turns 40 on May 4, has decided to retire from the NFL after 15 seasons. In an Instagram post on his account that features photos of his children, he writes: “I’ve missed way too much for way…