Posted by Josh Katzowitz
- The Eagle-Tribune, a small newspaper in Massachusetts, reported Thursday that the lockout was over (the linked story, BTW, has been amended). The Internet quickly poo-poo’d that report, though. Even NFL spokesman Greg Aiello tweeted a Yogi Berra reference (It’s not over ‘til it’s over). I think it’d be great if the Eagle-Tribune actually was the media outlet which broke the lockout-is-over news. In fact, if it can’t be us here at CBSSports.com, I’m rooting for the E-T to be the ones leading this story. Go get ‘em, boys.
- If there’s any question about QB Alex Smith’s commitment to the 49ers, then his four-day mini-camp with his teammates should answer that question. He also says he has more to prove than ever before.
- And speaking of the 49ers, first-round pick Aldon Smith showed up to practice with his new teammates.
- CBSSports.com’s own Mike Freeman explores how NFL players are talking trash about LeBron James on their Twitter accounts.
- Steelers LB LaMarr Woodley was asked recently if Ravens QB Joe Flacco could lead Baltimore to a Super Bowl. Said Woodley: Not in this lifetime.
- Bengals CB Adam Jones had some strong words for former QB Carson Palmer in a radio interview Thursday. “If Carson don’t want to be here,” Jones said, “damn him.”
- At some point, if the lockout persists, Packers QB Aaron Rodgers says his teammates will have to get together and practice.
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