Former NFL wide receiver Steve Smith Sr. says he battled depression during his 16-year career with the Carolina Panthers and Baltimore Ravens.
It’s no coincidence that Nelson Agholor led the Eagles in catches this season
Eagles veteran receiver Torrey Smith has played alongside some of the games most gifted receivers, namely Anquan Boldin and Steve Smith.
Third-year Eagles receiver Nelson Agholor tops them all in terms of talent, according to Torrey Smith, who has seen Agholor evolve from highly criticized top draft pick to a player nearing his potential.
Lewis, Moss, Urlacher among first-year nominees for HOF
CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Star linebackers Ray Lewis and Brian Urlacher and game-breaking wide receiver Randy Moss are among 11 first-year eligible players for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Panthers WR Shepard says he’s more than a special teams guy
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — New Panthers wide receiver Russell Shepard would love to a steal a page from Steve Smith's career playbook in Carolina.
Like Smith early on in his career, Shepard is out to shed the label of being "just a special teams guy" and emerge as a valuable receiving threat.
Brandon Ash won the Outlaw 100 in his No. 23 car Saturday at the Douglas County Speedway.
Ash edged out Wade Koens for the win by 0.591 seconds.
Jeff Solberg, Kevin Ballard, Kyle Brown and Bill Stewart all competed in both the Street Stocks and the Outlaw races.
Solberg won the Street Stock race, but had to settle for fifth place in the Outlaw race.
Hard top racers Greg Hickman, Harlem Cox and Don Brysco also competed for the Outlaw's checkered flag in addition to their own class.
Life after football hits some NFL players harder than others.
Michael Vick, Steve Smith and Justin Forsett are adjusting to their post-NFL careers in different ways.
Jonathan Cain, longtime keyboardist and rhythm guitarist of Journey, had just finished a three-week gig with the band when we reached him by phone.
Journey had been playing at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas. But we wanted to chat about a different gig — the band’s concert, with openers Asia, at Mohegan Sun Arena on Friday, June 16.
Journey is back on the road this winter, with Steve Smith returning on drums and with Arnel Pineda singing songs that former vocalist Steve Perry made famous in the late 1970s and early '80s (as well as other material).
Plenty of people wish Perry would return to Journey. And for his part, guitarist Neal Schon maintains he’d welcome Perry if he wants to perform with the band.
Ravens WR Smith likely to retire after Sunday’s game
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Steve Smith sounds like a man who's ready to close the door on an NFL career that has spanned 16 seasons and taken him well beyond his 37th birthday.
"Whether you want to or not, you've got to move on," Smith said Wednesday. "It's part of life. The world still turns."
The five-time Pro Bowl receiver will play in his 230th NFL game Sunday when the Baltimore Ravens finish the season against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Steelers without Tuitt, Coates and Green against Ravens
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers will be without two of their best deep threats for their AFC North showdown with Baltimore.
The Steelers made wide receiver Sammie Coates and tight end Ladarius Green inactive due to injury. Coates left practice this week with a hamstring issue. Green remains in the concussion protocol following a helmet-to-helmet hit in last Sunday's win over Cincinnati. Defensive end Stephon Tuitt is also out with a sprained knee.
In their return from injury, 6 Ravens shine against Bills
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens opened the 2016 NFL season with a reunion of sorts.
Six players returning from injuries joined together to contribute to a team that went 5-11 last year — in part because of their absence.
Flacco, Forsett among several Ravens eager to start anew
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — In his first regular season game since last November, Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco will wear a brace on his surgically repaired left knee.
He knows the brace probably won't go unnoticed by fans, or the Buffalo Bills.
Flacco returns Sunday to face Rex Ryan's Bills, a team that usually makes pressuring the quarterback its No. 1 priority.
Newton sharp in only series as Panthers lose to Ravens 22-19
BALTIMORE (AP) — Cam Newton directed a 68-yard drive in his only series, then stepped aside — for the most part — as the Carolina Panthers lost to the Baltimore Ravens 22-19 on Thursday night in a preseason opener.
Newton, the reigning NFL MVP, went 5 for 6 for 36 yards before being replaced by 33-year-old Derek Anderson.
Graham Gano kicked four field goals for the Panthers, who went 15-1 last year and won the NFC championship before falling to Denver in the...