Kony Ealy #94 of the Carolina Panthers during the Carolina Panthers Rookie Minicamp at Bank of America Stadium on May 17, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Panthers Sign Mizzou’s Kony Ealy

Defensive lineman was team’s 2nd round pick, although Carolina thought he’d be taken in the first, GM says.


Guard Davin Joseph #75 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers sets to block against the Atlanta Falcons November 17, 2013 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. Tampa won 41 - 28. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Pro Bowl Guard Davin Joseph Signs With Rams

Team announced pact via social media on Wednesday


Dorial Green-Beckham #15 of the Missouri Tigers reacts after scoring a touchdown in the first quarter against the Auburn Tigers during the SEC Championship Game at Georgia Dome on December 7, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Report: DGB May Sit Out, Then Enter NFL Draft

Eastern Illinois University says it has had no contact with former Mizzou star


Rob Gronkowski #87 of the New England Patriots leaves the field after an injury. (credit: Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Keidel: NFL’s ‘Culture Of Coercion’ Destroying Players

A conga line of football icons is suing the NFL for negligence, malfeasance, malpractice, and just about everything short of global warming.


Sam Bradford #8 of the St. Louis Rams is carted off the field after he is injured after being knocked out of bounds by Mike Mitchell #21 of the Carolina Panthers during their game at Bank of America Stadium on October 20, 2013 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Rams Team Doctor Comments On NFL Painkillers Suit

Dr. Matt Matava issues written statement, saying he’s surprised by the legal action


Getty/Mike Ehrmann

Aldon Smith Pleads No Contest

Mizzou alum faces from no prison time to up to four years on DUI & weapons charges


SAN DIEGO - 1987:  Wide receiver Roy Green #81 of the St. Louis Cardinals catches a pass during a 1987 NFL game against the San Diego Chargers at Jack Murphy Stadium in San Diego, California. (Photo: Mike Powell/Getty Images)

Ex-Players: NFL Illegally Used Drugs

Former St. Louis Cardinals wide-receiver Roy Green is among a group of retired NFL players says in a lawsuit filed Tuesday that the league, thirsty for profits, illegally supplied them with risky narcotics and other painkillers.


St. Louis Rams rookie Michael Sam talks with reporters at Rams Park in Earth City, Missouri on May 13, 2014. Sam, the first openly gay player was drafted by the Rams in the 2014 draft.  UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Sam Saga May Expand NFL’s Gay Fan Base

National Center For Lesbian Rights leader & others share their opinions


St. Louis Rams draft pick Michael Sam addresses the media during a press conference at Rams Park on May 12, 2014 in Earth City, Mo. (credit: Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Michael Sam Docu-Series Now On Hold

The series was to have taken an up-close look at the openly gay football player recently drafted by the Rams.


St. Louis Rams draft pick Michael Sam addresses the media during a press conference at Rams Park on May 13, 2014 in Earth City, Missouri. (credit: Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Keidel: Rams Risk Getting Smeared Should They Cut Michael Sam

Michael Sam’s magic moment has left America divided, making the masses uncomfortable for many reasons, though much of it has nothing to do with Michael Sam.