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Shaun Draughn set to begin NFL career; shocked by Butch Davis' firing
Tarboro native Shaun Draughn was leaving the Washington Redskins’ practice facility Wednesday evening when he heard the news his former coach at UNC, Butch Davis,...

Former UNC players react to news of Butch Davis' firing
“I think it’s going to set the program back 10 years,” said Ryan Taylor, a tight end on last year’s team and a seventh-round pick...

Deunta Williams still playing the waiting game
The NFL lockout is finally over, but Deunta Williams is still playing the waiting game. The former White Oak High School standout and University of...

NFL teams sign area players
Tight end Zack Pianalto (Buffalo Bills), cornerback Kendric Burney (Carolina Panthers), running back Shaun Draughn (Washington Redskins), guard Alan Pelc (Oakland Raiders) and tackle Mike...

Buffalo Bills reach agreement with tight end Zack Pianalto
The Bills have reached a contract agreement with undrafted free agent tight end Zack Pianalto from North Carolina. Pianalto is 6-3, 256 pounds. He likely...

Ex-Tar Heel Brian Simmons starting third season as an NFL scout
Brian Simmons played linebacker for 10 seasons in the National Football League. Now he is evaluating the talent. Simmons, a 1993 New Bern High graduate,...

Former Tarboro star Shaun Draughn signs with Washington
Tarboro native Shaun Draughn is a member of the Washington Redskins. Draughn agreed to a free agent deal with Washington on Tuesday during the first...

Q&A with Jeff Saturday
Jeff Saturday joined Tony Bruno on Into the Night to talk about his classy gesture towards Robert Kraft and his late wife Myra, how the...

Lawsuit could delay signing of Rams' first-round pick Robert Quinn
The St. Louis Rams' ability to sign first-round draft pick Robert Quinn could be delayed while his former agent, Carl Carey, seeks a temporary restraining...

Kansas City Chiefs Sign Offensive Tackle Mike Ingersoll
The Chiefs have picked up offensive tackle Mike Ingersoll from the University of North Carolina. Ingersoll is listed at 6'5" 305 lbs and started 25...

Da'Norris Searcy to wade into pool of vets
He’s one of the few fourth-round prospects drafted this past spring that could push for time on the field as a rookie, but Bills rookie...

UNC’s Shaun Draughn joining Redskins
Former North Carolina tailback Shaun Draughn announced on his Twitter account that he’ll be joining the Redskins. Draughn is a 6-foot, 205-pound tailback who began...

Kendric Burney Signs With Carolina Panthers
Former UNC cornerback and undrafted free agent Kendric Burney tweets that he's not going far - he'll be a Carolina Panther. The Panthers will probably...

Jeff Saturday pays tribute to Bob and Myra Kraft
During a stream of remarks from a variety of the key figures in the NFL-NFLPA labor deal, Colts center Jeff Saturday paid special tribute to...

Former UNC DE Michael McAdoo eyeing Supplemental Draft?
There might be another player joining the NFL Supplemental Draft party -- former UNC defensive end Michael McAdoo. If the name strikes a bell, it...

Tudor: Lawrence Taylor tops linebackers list
News & Observer sports columnist Caulton Tudor looks at the top all-time ACC football players by position. Today, the linebackers. There was a time when...

Greg Little addresses parking tickets
While he concedes he got “a lot” of parking tickets during his football career at North Carolina, Greg Little is unsure how nine different license...

Greg Little clears air on tickets and cars, supports coach Davis
Former University of North Carolina wide receiver Greg Little spoke with WRAL Thursday night and addressed some of the accusations against him as a result...

Top 20 NFL Unrestricted Free Agents
As you look over the list of the top 20 available UFAs, keep this in mind: The two positions that are the easiest to come...

Tight end Richard Quinn hopes to have his hands full as Broncos starter
Time to step up, Richard Quinn. The Broncos released veteran Daniel Graham, their starting tight end the past four seasons, in March. The move was...

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