Sporticast: Super Bowl Stars, Streaming Services, So Long NBCSN

In the latest episode of Sporticast, hosts Scott Soshnick and Eben Novy-Williams discuss some of the biggest sports business stories of the week, including the Super Bowl showdown between two generations of NFL stars—43-year-old Tom Brady and 25-year-old Patrick Mahomes. The hosts also discuss the future of sports media. NBCUniversal recently said it was shuttering […]

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Ravens GM DeCosta initiates roster overhaul with key cuts

Ravens general manager Eric DeCosta has already started making some of the tough decisions he believes can help Baltimore negotiate the leap from playoff qualifier to Super Bowl champion. After releasing running back Mark Ingram and quarterback Robert Griffin III last week, DeCosta announced Monday that the Ravens won’t re-sign All-Pro long snapper Morgan Cox. The 34-year-old Cox was the initial component of a highly successful placekicking unit that includes holder Sam Koch and second-team All-Pro Justin Tucker, the most accurate field-goal kicker in NFL history.

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Texans setting up second interviews with Leslie Frazier, David Culley

Word over the weekend was that the Texans were moving on to a second round of head coaching interviews that they wanted to include Bills defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier and Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy. Frazier is now out of the playoffs and Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports that the team is setting up [more]

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Allen Lazard: We were set on going down to Tampa and playing in that game

The Packers are in the same situation on Monday as they were the day after last year’s NFC Championship Game. Instead of getting ready to go to Florida for the Super Bowl, Green Bay players are cleaning out their lockers and doing exit interviews to start the offseason. But after falling to the Buccaneers 31-26, [more]

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After several NFL suspensions, Martavis Bryant joins CFL

Martavis Bryant, the former Steelers and Raiders wide receiver suspended multiple times by the NFL for substance abuse violations, signed with the CFL’s Toronto Argonauts. The NFL said at the time he violated terms of his conditional reinstatement from a previous ban under the league’s substance abuse policy. Bryant, while with Pittsburgh, was suspended for the 2016 season for multiple violations of the policy.

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