Morning Headlines: The Finale of NFL’s Top 100, and College football Playoffs are Official

Feb 5, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; A general view of the NFL logo at mid-field prior to the start of Super Bowl XLVI between the New England Patriots and the New York Giants at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: US PRESSWIRE

 

 

At long last, as the final 10 players in the Top 100 Players of 2012 will be unveiled tonight at 8 p.m. est on the NFL Network.

 

After 143 years, college football is finally getting its playoff. A four-team playoff for college football has been approved by a presidential oversight committee and will begin in 2014 and continue through the 2025 season. The four teams will be chosen by a selection committee, the semifinals will be held at current bowl sites, and the national championship game will be awarded to the highest bidder.

 

Giants DT Chris Canty didn’t participate at all in the offseason program, due to knee surgery, but is now saying he’s on track to return to on the field work when training camp opens.

 

As Browns DT Phil Taylor recovers from his torn pectoral, he still expects to play at some point during the 2012 season.

 

After injuries and inconsistency derailed the Kansas City Chiefs last season, Matt Cassell believes the team is ready to return to the playoffs as he has high expectations for his team. 

 

Drew Brees insisted Tuesday that he would “never sit out the season.”

 

Bears LB Lance Briggs believes on paper, his team has the looks of  a Super Bowl champion.

 

Maurice Jones-Drew believes he could catch Emmitt Smith as the NFL’s all-time leading rusher.

 

Pro Football Focus: Three Years of Pass Rushing Productivity: Linebackers

 

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Topics: 2011 NFL Draft, 2012 NFL Draft, AFC North, College Football Playoff, Emmit Smith, Giants, MJD, NFL, NFL News, NFL Top 100

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