NFL Referee Hotline Bling: Philadelphia makes an emergency call

For the final time, Yardbarker takes a look at the NFL’s referee hotline, a number set up for players’ questions and concerns about officiating. We’ve obtained access to the responses, which are about as real as Justin Timberlake’s affection for Prince. We know when that hotline blings, it can only mean one thing: The government(…)

Latest Ezekiel Elliott emergency motion denied by court

Ezekiel Elliott is suspended again after the Second Circuit Court denied his emergency injunction to block his suspension.The temporary stay that had allowed Elliott to play has also been lifted, meaning Elliott’s suspension will resume immediately. The NFL is subsequently free to reinstate Elliott’s six-game suspension, which they likely will.Stay tuned, as this is almost(…)

Zach Miller needed emergency surgery, was in danger of losing leg

Chicago Bears tight end Zach Miller suffered a gruesome knee injury on Sunday, and there was talk as of Monday morning that it could potentially threaten his career and cost him a leg.ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reports that Miller had to undergo emergency vascular surgery after he suffered artery damage. Mortensen noted that surgeons were working(…)

NFL long snapper Jon Dorenbos shares story of his emergency open heart surgery

The talented NFL long snapper and musician Jon Dorenbos had a serious health scare last month. After the Eagles traded him to the Saints, Dorenbos had a physical with his new team. Doctors discovered the 37-year-old had an aortic aneurysm.Thursday, Dorenbos shared details of his emergency open heart surgery. “Life is crazy,” Dorenbos wrote. “One(…)