Bears' Urlacher has confidence in Hanie


Bears' Urlacher has confidence in Hanie

ALAMEDA -- Chicago Pro Bowl linebacker Brian Urlacher has faith in the Bears' replacement quarterback. Even if Caleb Hanie has thrown all of 14 passes in his three-year NFL career."He's on the scout team, reading those cards," Urlacher said Wednesday on a conference call with Bay Area reporters. "He picks us apart in scout team. It's very frustrating, because he knows where the ball is going before the ball's snapped. He throws a nice ball. He's a mobile guy."
Hanie, who was undrafted out of Colorado State, played in the NFC title game for the Bears last January against Green Bay when Jay Cutler left with a knee injury. Hanie completed 13 of 20 for 153 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions. He has familiarity with offensive coordinator Mike Martz's quick-strike system."Tough situation for him to come in, but he did lead us to two scoring drives at the end of the game and kept us in the game a little bit, but he knows the offense," Urlacher said. "He's been here for two years, the whole time coach Martz has been here, so he should know what to do with all of our checks and everything. So we're not going to drop off too much, I don't think."Still, Urlacher acknowledged the Bears have to pick things up with Cutler out."Yeah, not just on defense," Urlacher said. "Everyone feels that way. We lost our leader for a few weeks here so we've got to pick it up a little bit and everyone's got to try and do more, if that's even possible. It's hard to do that in the NFL and we've just got to try and find a way to make some more plays."

Del Rio’s anxiety level up with trio of Raiders going extreme in New Zealand


Del Rio’s anxiety level up with trio of Raiders going extreme in New Zealand

Raiders Pro Bowl left guard Kelechi Osemele, running back Taiwan Jones and safety Brynden Trawick are currently enjoying their offseason in New Zealand. 

But a few videos they posted going white-water rafting and bungee jumping left head coach Jack Del Rio a bit anxious. 

"Anxiety level went up a bit thinking of my BIG pro bowl LG on the rapids!!" Del Rio tweeted Monday. "Can't leave out Brynden or Taiwan either ... have fun and be safe"

Osemele has posted a handful of photos and videos from the trip, including one of a raft capsizing with the caption: "It got real out there!!! Category 4 Rapids #NewZealand." Another showed the 6-foot-5, 333-pounder doing a backflip off a bungee platform with the caption: "Just did a backflip off the highest swing in the WORLD!!!!!!! Crazy!!! #LivingLife"

Report: Former Raiders RB arrested for domestic violence


Report: Former Raiders RB arrested for domestic violence

Trent Richardson is reportedly in some trouble.

Richardson was arrested on Thursday night for domestic violence, according to TMZ Sports.

The former running back was taken into custody on a third degree charge, the report states, with bail being set for $1,000.

The arrest was made in Hoover, Alabama.

The Browns selected Richardson with the third overall pick in the 2012 draft.

He was traded to the Colts in 2013 and played for Indianapolis in 2014.

He signed with the Raiders in 2015 and appeared in three exhibition games, but did not make the team.

The 26-year old was cut by the Ravens last August.