Thursday, April 14, 2011

2011 NFL Draft: Mock Draft 5.0

With two weeks to go until the 2011 NFL Draft, the NFL spin-cycle is running at full speed right now. Draft analysts are getting more airtime, draftniks are shuffling their mock drafts and Twitter feeds are filling up with rumors. You can expect to hear a lot more in the coming weeks as April 28 draws near.

By this time, teams have made a list of players they covet and players they want to avoid. There was some shuffling in this latest mock draft, something I expect will continue leading up to draft day.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Metrodome Monday: Construction Picking Up

The Minnesota Vikings released their preseason schedule on Tuesday. The tentative plan calls for the Vikings to host two games in late August and early September. That means repair crews have about three and half months to get the Metrodome ready for the football season.

Repair work recently began on the Dome and is expected to continue through July. The folks at Strother Communications Group in downtown Minneapolis are keeping a birds eye view on the reconstruction project and documenting the progress on their blog.

Click here to see the latest pictures of the Dome reconstruction.

Tennessee Titans WR Kenny Britt Arrested After Car Chase

Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt was arrested Tuesday after a car chase in his hometown of Bayonne, New Jersey, according to Jay Glazer of FOX Sports.

Britt is charged with eluding a police officer, lying to an officer and obstructing governmental function. The eluding police charge is a felony, while the other two charges are misdemeanors.

According to the report, police attempted to pull Britt over after he was clocked driving 71 mph in a 50-mph zone. When an officer attempted to pull Britt over, he took off in his Porsche and began weaving in and out of traffic.

The vehicle eventually exited the highway and police spotted the Porsche on a side street with Britt and another man walking away from the vehicle. Britt told the officer neither of the men were in the car. At one point during the back and fourth with the officer, Britt's friend took off running. He was apprehended by police a short distance away.

The report goes on to say, Britt finally admitted that the car was his, but told authorities he wasn't driving at the time of the incident.

According to FOX Sports, Britt is the tenth NFL player arrested since the lockout began on March 11.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Seattle Seahawks Done With Matt Hasselbeck?

After spending the past ten seasons in Seattle, it appears Matt Hasselbeck's career with the Seahawks may be done. ESPN's John Clayton is predicting Seattle will not re-sign the veteran quarterback.

Clayton believes if the Seahawks wanted Hasselbeck back, they would have worked out a deal before the lockout. Clayton speculates Seattle will let Hasselbeck test the free agent market once a new Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) is reached.

Hasselbeck, who turns 36 in September, struggled last season throwing for 3,001 yards, 12 touchdowns and 17 interceptions. However, Hasselbeck did lead the 7-9 Seahawks to a playoff victory over the New Orleans Saints.

Clayton mentioned the Minnesota Vikings, Miami Dolphins and Arizona Cardinals as possible landing spots for Hasselbeck.