It is time for another Sunday, which means it is almost Monday, which means you’re probably clinging to your bed frame and don’t even want to think about Monday.
For those of you that want to actually enjoy your Sunday, we do have the Blitz for all your breakfast readings.
The big story around the NFL is the impending free agency funfest. It is so popular to talk about the start of free agency period. In fact, if you go to the NFL website, you’ll see a countdown clock to the start of free agency. At NFL.com, you’ll see free agency lists galore, including the top 85 free agents list, which was compiled by Gregg Rosenthal, who has been busy with the Around the League blog. They’ll be a very good source for you to read leading up to the start of free agency.
But there were a few interesting stories that popped up Saturday.
In Pittsburgh, the Steelers wished linebacker James Harrison well as they released him Saturday afternoon, reports Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Harrison has played 10 seasons in the NFL, all with the Steelers. Harrison won two Super Bowls with the Steelers. Make sure to check out the Aerys site Steel City Blitz for all the latest on the Steelers offseason.
A big story started to brew in Minneapolis Saturday night as Sid Hartman of the Star Tribune is reporting that Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin doesn’t want to be in Minnesota anymore. Harvin reportedly told the team he wanted to be traded. Read the Skol Patrol for the latest on the Percy Harvin situation.
Going back to the AFC North, the Cleveland Browns have some decisions to make when the free agency period starts Tuesday. Read Dawg Treats, Aerys’ Cleveland Browns blog, to find out about the Browns free agency situation. HINT: Phil Dawson is mentioned…
We complete the AFC North trip with Baltimore as a report by Jarrett Bell in USA Today suggests Ravens wide receiver Anquan Boldin is rejecting the Ravens offer to reduce his salary for next season. Baltimore could release the wide receiver. The Ravens cut offensive lineman Bobbie Williams on Friday. Read the Purple Nest for all the latest Ravens news.
One player who won’t have to worry about free agency is left guard Kory Lichtensteiger. Washington came to an agreement with Lichtensteiger Saturday, which he announced on Twitter, reports the Washington Post.
There are things going on outside of the free agency news bubble. The San Francisco Chronicle has the latest on 49ers tight end Delanie Walker. Walker’s aunt and uncle were killed in a car accident when they were hit by a drunk driver. The Chronicle reports Walker has been working to honor his aunt and uncle. He’ll take part in the MADD Walk on May 11 at Cesar Chavez Park.
In West Virginia, Steelers fullback Will Johnson made a stop at the Meadowbrook Mall in Bridgeport Saturday to sign autographs. Johnson went to West Virginia University. He was joined by running back Shawne Alston, a draft prospect.
Let’s not forget about the NFL Draft now. The Hudson Hub Times has a terrific feature story on Kent State offensive lineman Brian Winters, who took part in the Kent State Pro Day a few days ago.
Our shopping item for this week is courtesy of Amazon. For $40, plus shipping and all that, you can own this NFL Football Helmet Match-Up Set. It looks cool, at least!
That’s all for this Sunday! Enjoy the rest of your breakfast!