Rookies put on a show – on video;49ers

You couldn’t help but be impressed by the show the newest 49ers put on Thursday at the team’s headquarters. Top draft pick Aldon Smith looked like the second coming of DeMarcus Ware, sacking quarterbacks and grabbing ball-carriers using his speed and octopus-like reach. Colin Kaepernick rolled left on a full sprint and somehow fired a ..

SPORTSBRIEFS;Ravens’ Ngata signs tender

Baltimore Ravens Pro Bowl defensive tackle Haloti Ngata signed his $12.47 million, one-year franchise tender, guaranteeing his salary for next season. Baltimore Ravens Pro Bowl defensive tackle Haloti Ngata signed his $12.47 million, one-year franchise tender, guaranteeing his salary for next season. The Ravens weren’t able to sign Ngata to a long-term contract extension due ..

Eagles are no early birds when it comes to informal practices

The Giants and Cowboys are doing it. So, too, are the Saints, Falcons, and Seahawks. Even the Redskins have done it. The Eagles , on the other hand, have not held informal practices during the NFL lockout, although plans are in the works. But is there anything to gain from players gathering for workouts without ..

For the Eagles, timing unfortunately is everything

The NFL lockout, which was given fresh life by a couple of federal appeals judges this week, isn’t good for anyone except the lawyers sucking money from the owners and the players. This mess may be especially bad for the Eagles . While coach Andy Reid told reporters Tuesday the team is ready to spring ..

Report: New Orleans Saints Not Interested in HBO’s ‘Hard Knocks’ This Season

The New Orleans Saints were considered a strong candidate for HBO’s Hard Knocks if the Tampa Bay Buccaneers–who were the network’s first choice–declined their offer to appear on the show for the 2011 season. After the Buccaneers declined HBO’s offer earlier this week, it seemed like the Saints’ chances to appear on the show seemed ..