The Oakland Raiders could be in the market for a running back. Veteran tailback Isaiah Crowell suffered a major injury during the team’s offseason program on Tuesday. Crowell tore his Achilles and is likely to miss the entire season, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Crowell, a former Jets running back, signed with the Raiders this offseason. He was set to play on a one-year deal.The Eagles could help the Raiders with their newfound running back issues. While the Raiders spent the 24th overall pick on Alabama running back Josh Jacobs during this past weekend’s NFL Draft, the rest of the depth chart is underwhelming. The Raiders have Jalen Richard, DeAndre Washington and Chris Warren behind Jacobs.The Eagles, like the Raiders, spent a premium pick on a running back during the draft. Philadelphia selected Penn State running back Miles Sanders with the 53rd overall pick on Friday. Sanders’ arrival comes a month after the Eagles acquired Jordan Howard in a trade … [Read more...] about NFL rumors: Raiders’ Isaiah Crowell tears Achilles
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Photo: ABC Photo: ABC Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: ABC Adam Lambert Returns to ‘American Idol’ Stage Like a King, for Queen Night 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Queen frontman and “‘American Idol’ legend,” to quote host Ryan Seacrest, returned to where it all started to mentor the current season’s top eight finalists for a Queen-themed night of hits. It’s hard to believe that just 10 years ago, Lambert first performed with Queen on the “Idol” stage and began his journey with the legendary band. The story of his rise from reality show star to international rock star will be explored in a documentary airing on ABC Monday night (April 29): “The Show Must Go On: The Queen and Adam … [Read more...] about Adam Lambert Returns to ‘American Idol’ Stage Like a King, for Queen Night
Already planning again for life after Mike Francesa, WFAN held recent talks to sign SiriusXM host Adam Schein, sources have told The Post. Several scenarios were proposed by WFAN’s VP of programming, Mark Chernoff, including the idea of even pairing Schein with Francesa for a short period before Schein would take over for Francesa when the sports radio icon signs off for good at the station. Ultimately, Schein will not be joining FAN, as he has opted to stay with SiriusXM, signing a new deal to remain the mid-morning show host on the station that bears the nickname of Francesa’s former partner, Chris Russo, Mad Dog Radio. Schein will continue hosting “Time To Schein,” his daily program on CBS Sports Network that airs at 6 p.m. FAN was willing to accommodate Schein’s prerequisite to continue to do his TV show, though there was no formal plan on how that would be accomplished since Francesa’s current program runs until 6:30. Schein also has his CBS … [Read more...] about WFAN’s push for Adam Schein to replace Mike Francesa implodes
The Adweek Sports Minute is back. Previously, we’ve featured such challenges as Kentucky Derby Horse or Ad Agency and Indy 500 Driver or Ad Agency, but today, we’re tackling (pun absolutely intended) NFL endorsements. Does Cowboys defensive end Taco Charlton endorse Taco Bell? That’s some tricky play action—Charlton does tout his namesake, but not Taco Bell. He reps Taco Bueno. See if former stars Reggie Bush and Steve Smith, as well as the NFL Network’s Good Morning Football hosts Kay Adams and Peter Schrager, can discern whether these crazy player endorsements are real or fake in the video above. Jameson Fleming @JamesonFleming Jameson Fleming is Adweek's news editor. … [Read more...] about Are These NFL Endorsements Real or Fake? We Put Reggie Bush and the NFL Network Team on the Spot
Eight National Football League head coaches - representing 25 percent of the teams in the league - are out the day after the regular season ended. Now the Cincinnati Bengals, the Green Bay Packers, the Cleveland Browns, the New York Jets, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Arizona Cardinals, the Denver Broncos and the Miami Dolphins are searching for new head coaches. The Enquirer's Fletcher Page assesses potential candidates for the Bengals' replacement for Marvin Lewis. There's expected speculation that special assistant to the head coach Hue Jackson will be promoted. Twitter reactions to end of Lewis era LOVE THE BENGALS? Subscribe today to get access to all of our coverage Vance Joseph, fired by the Broncos, also might be considered for the Bengals' vacancy. And here are social media updates from national reporters about who might replace the others: The #Jets are requesting an interview with #Cowboys passing game coordinator/DBs coach Kris Richard, source said. Has … [Read more...] about With eight NFL head coaching vacancies, who are top candidates?