Daily Madden: Fighting For A Job On A Crowded FieldMost of the 180 players on the field in Baltimore Thursday evening will be competing for a roster spot as the 49ers meet the Ravens in their first preseason game Thursday at 4:30 p.m. on KPIX 5.
Daily Madden: Fear Of Injury Hurting Pro Football The New York Giants beat the New England Patriots 6-3 Wednesday night in a pre-season game that featured little offense, only a brief appearance by Eli Manning and no appearance by Tom Brady.
Daily Madden: NFL Players Won't Walk For RefsDeMaurice Smith, executive director of the NFL Players Association, told SI.com he wouldn't rule out a players' strike in support of locked out referees. John Madden told the KCBS morning crew that won't happen.
Daily Madden: Substitute Refs Don't Make The CutThe NFL is using substitute referees in pre-season games as the league's labor dispute with officials continues. "It's a big problem," John Madden told the KCBS morning crew. "People want to say you know they'll be okay and the other guys aren't really that good so they can't be much worse. I don't believe any of that."
Daily Madden: It's Time For Female Refs In The NFLShannon Eastin will be the first woman to officiate an NFL game when she steps on the field as a line judge in Thursday night's pre-season match-up between the Packers and the Chargers.
Daily Madden: A Tough NFL Pre-Season For Young PlayersIt's week three of the NFL pre-season schedule, and the youngest players are running out of time to show what they can do.
Daily Madden: An NFL Pre-Season Like No OtherThe Oakland Raiders face the Arizona Cardinals in the NFL exhibition opener at the Coliseum Thursday night.