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Aditi Kinkhabwala

Aditi Kinkhabwala

 

Aditi Kinkhabwala comes to NFL Media after two years at the Wall Street Journal. She was a New York Giants beat writer and NFL writer (and went zip-lining over Indianapolis with Roger Goodell). Prior to that, she covered Rutgers football and men's and women's basketball for The Record in New Jersey. She started her career at the San Antonio Express-News and also wrote a column for SI.com.


January

OAHU, Hawaii -- Tony Gonzalez visibly bristled at the suggestion Peyton Manning's place in history is affected by how many Lombardi Trophies he has. Gonzalez, the tight end who is retiring after 17 ring-less seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs and... more

OAHU, Hawaii -- Cam Newton said he thinks he'll have a little edge come Sunday at Aloha Stadium . It's not like Ron Rivera will rush the passer, right? Welcome to the new Pro Bowl, with no conference affiliations, two teams drafted fantasy-style by... more

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Colin Kaepernick ran, unmolested, 4 yards into the end zone. He dropped the ball and mimed ripping his shirt apart , a move Superman invented and a move hometown quarterback Cam Newton has showily co-opted. On NFL Network "NFL... more

Thomas Davis is clear about this: As obtuse as football players sometimes feign to be, they're not blind. They read newspapers. They're not deaf. They hear the talking heads on TV. The football players on the Carolina Panthers saw and heard their coach,... more

CINCINNATI -- Philip Rivers walked around the locker room, muddy uniform pants on, cleats off, goofy smile on his face. He stopped at Shareece Wright's locker, laughed over the cornerback's third-quarter interception of Andy Dalton and moseyed on.... more

CINCINNATI -- This is a story of clearly articulated goals. Cincinnati Bengals coach Marvin Lewis opened the 2012 campaign with kitschy T-shirts that read "DNO" for Destination: New Orleans . This season, he didn't mess with any odes to the Super Bowl... more

September

LONDON -- The Minnesota Vikings have been here since Tuesday, the Pittsburgh Steelers arrive early Friday morning, and preparations have been long underway for this, the seventh regular-season NFL game in England . Here's a quick primer on this American... more

June

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Torrey Smith stepped down off the riser, a big grin on his face, his right hand ready for the shake. And the President of the United States said, "Oh man! Your dreads!" The Baltimore Ravens' congratulatory visit to the White House on... more

OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- Elvis Dumervil called out to Arthur Jones and said, "Come here real quick." It was after yet another businesslike organized team activity under yet another hot sun last week, and Jones said he thought Dumervil, a relatively new... more

May

PITTSBURGH -- Happy quarterback, happy team? Somewhere between that ugly December day in Dallas and Tuesday morning, Ben Roethlisberger decided he liked the Pittsburgh Steelers' offense. The skepticism is gone, the sometimes-churlish remove has left... more

April

This is how much Bjoern Werner wanted to play football in America: Between his sophomore and senior years at the Salisbury School in Connecticut, he went home to Germany to earn tuition money. By being a janitor. "It wasn't a big deal," he says now... more

March

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- After the two pathetic and pitiful pseudo-kickoffs , after the stubborn refusal to say how far she'd ever actually kicked a football, Lauren Silberman still could have salvaged her day. She could have looked at the reporters from... more

Free-agent wide receiver Steve Breaston had a very good meeting with Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin on Thursday, a source close to Breaston said, but both sides are exploring their options in regard to his free agency. Offseason Forecast:... more

February

NEW ORLEANS -- Jacoby Jones took two steps, from 8 yards deep in his own end zone, and Cary Williams knew he was gone. Gone, past every player on the field. Gone, into the record books. Gone, into Superdome lore and gone, into the pantheon of players who... more

January

OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- It was the first thing Baltimore Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome said about his team last Friday: He loves the Ravens' resilience. In getting to New Orleans, the Ravens navigated one obstacle after another. There was the... more

Jack Dempsey/Associated Press MichaelOher and the rest of the Ravens' offensive line have flourished in new roles during the playoffs. OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- The Baltimore Ravens' offensive line has become staunch. It's been knock-people-over... more

Somewhere between Jim Harbaugh's little-brother temper tantrum and John Harbaugh's cool big-brother congrats via CBS's cameras , this Super Bowl became a Christmas card certainty. The Harbowl. The family week in New Orleans. The Harbaugh parents'... more

After two rounds of postseason play, four teams remain in the hunt for the Lombardi Trophy. On Championship Sunday, two teams will punch a ticket to New Orleans and Super Bowl XLVII. NFL.com has prepared a comprehensive scouting report for each of the... more

The 2012 playoffs are finally here, with the 12 surviving teams -- the best of the best in the NFL -- set to fight it out for the Super Bowl XLVII title. The action kicks off this weekend with the wild-card round. To get you ready, let's take a closer... more

December

Marcio Jose Sanchez/Associated Press Sitting at 7-5 now, MikeTomlin's Pittsburgh Steelers have hit double-digit wins in four of the past five seasons. Pittsburgh Steelers defensive backs coach Carnell Lake knew the word on cornerback Ike... more

November

Tom Brady has never been a run-of-the-mill sports pitchman . A year ago he took the unconventional a step further, aligning himself with UGG, a brand known to that point for its sheepskin boots -- for the female set. Today, UGG has a Madison Avenue... more

PITTSBURGH -- It was the last time the Pittsburgh Steelers met before heading off for their summer break. Coach Mike Tomlin called his charges together, dispensed his usual last thoughts and then slapped Jonathan Dwyer's picture up on the big screen in... more

October

CINCINNATI -- The Pittsburgh Steelers like each other. How much that factors into a football team's success probably isn't scientifically quantifiable, but somewhere in the aftermath of the Steelers' must-needed, absolutely-gutted-out and... more

PITTSBURGH -- This is Pittsburgh. The Pittsburgh Steelers are 2-3. Which means either a) it feels like the sky is falling or b) the sky is really falling. In the general football-playing world, there are only two teams in the AFC with winning records ,... more

Scott Boehm/Associated Press Safety TroyPolamalu missed the past two Steelers games with a calf injury. He'll be back in the lineup Sunday. PITTSBURGH -- Come Sunday, when the Philadelphia Eagles come to town , the Pittsburgh Steelers might... more

September

ATLANTA -- Carolina Panthers' post-game locker room: Cam Newton sitting in front of his locker, head hidden under a blue towel, body entirely motionless. For so long, tight end Ben Hartsock started sneaking worried glances over at Newton. For so long,... more

Evan Habeeb/US Presswire JoeFlacco boasts a sparkling 101.1 quarterback rating through the Baltimore Ravens' first three games this season. Last week, Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco committed the grievous error of saying yes, he does... more

BALTIMORE -- Before the Baltimore Ravens stormed back on the New England Patriots, before the Ravens won a back-and-forth stunner, 31-30 , on a gut-wrenching Sunday night, Ray Lewis gathered his team. Part Hall of Famer, part preacher, he looked around... more

PITTSBURGH -- James Harrison and Troy Polamalu. Twelve Pro Bowl berths between them, plus two Defensive Player of the Year awards, four Super Bowl rings, nine All-Pro seasons -- and not a single, solitary snap for the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday... more

Way up on the top shelf of Robert Griffin III's locker, over on the right side, is an Incredible Hulk action figure. After Griffin's clinical dismantling of the New Orleans Saints last Sunday, that little piece of interior design just about sums up... more

Associated Press Cornerbacks JasonMcCourty (left) and DevinMcCourty will square off Sunday when the Titans host the Patriots. One was a first-round pick. One got a mega-bucks contract. They both start in the NFL, they both are shutdown... more

August

PITTSBURGH -- Wide receiver Mike Wallace hasn't participated in any of the Pittsburgh Steelers' offseason activities, but he'll arrive in town Monday night and report to the team facility Tuesday, two team sources confirmed. Wallace has not signed... more

PITTSBURGH -- The Indianapolis Colts security guard could only be described as overzealous. Standing very close and wearing a pronounced frown, he clearly thought his rookie quarterback should have been heading out of Heinz Field and toward the bus.... more

Tennessee Titans coach Mike Munchak knows exactly what he wants to see out of Jake Locker this Friday night in Tampa Bay . Jeremiah: QBs going mobile Everyone knows TimTebow and CamNewton can run. But they're just the tip of the iceberg. Daniel... more

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said Robert Griffin III would play between 12 and 20 snaps. On the 14th snap of his first NFL preseason game against the Buffalo Bills, Griffin connected with Pierre Garcon for a 20-yard... more

NFL.com has dispatched several writers to report on the 32 training camps. Aditi Kinkhabwala details her visit with the New Orleans Saints. (Click here for the complete archive of Training Camp Reports. ) WHERE IS NFL.COM? In Metairie, La., at... more

July

NFL.com has dispatched several writers to report on the 32 training camps over the next few weeks. Aditi Kinkhabwala details her visit with the Baltimore Ravens below. (Click here for the complete archive of Training Camp Reports. ) WHERE IS NFL.COM?... more

June

How long can a first-round quarterback really sit? Jake Locker came to Tennessee from the University of Washington, the eighth pick in last spring's NFL draft. Matt Hasselbeck came to Tennessee from Seattle, Washington, a then-35-year-old three-time Pro... more

Don Wright/Associated Press Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger has been sacked 314 times in 114 career starts, an average of 2.75 per game.   PITTSBURGH -- In the NFL, quarterbacks have the million-dollar arms and the protect-at-all-costs bodies.... more

Associated Press/US Presswire After sporting No. 11 as an Eagle last season, Steve Smith will wear the number he had as a Giant (12) in St. Louis. EARTH CITY, Mo. -- Ignore the healthy knee. Set aside the fresh new start. Even forget the wildly... more

Geoff Burke/US Presswire Redskins coach Mike Shanahan (left) knows that his future rides on the right arm of rookie QB Robert Griffin III.   ASHBURN, Va. -- It was almost offhanded, the way Robert Griffin III snuck in the words. He was... more

May

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Somewhere on the Atlanta Falcons' practice field, between where Asante Samuel pounded his chest and yelled "Deuce! Deuce!" and where Sean Weatherspoon yelled back "How you doing?", Matt Ryan looked at the ground. And tamped down a... more

Ron Chenoy/US Presswire Isaac Redman racked up 121 yards on 17 carries in the Steelers' playoff loss to the Broncos last winter. PITTSBURGH -- Isaac Redman laughed and said he'd be lying if he didn't admit it: Of course he's nervous. New offensive... more

PHILADELPHIA -- Michael Vick couldn't believe DeSean Jackson said the diva days are behind him. The Philadelphia Eagles quarterback did a double take, started laughing and then asked if he actually used the word "diva." OK, no, he didn't. But when... more

ASHBURN, Va. -- Robert Griffin III strolled to the podium after his first full-squad, offseason practice, looked out at the much-bigger-than-usual crowd of cameras and immediately notified the group he'd cut in front of linebacker London Fletcher in the... more

Geoff Burke/US Presswire Kirk Cousins (left) and Robert Griffin III hit the field together at the Washington Redskins' rookie minicamp. ASHBURN, Va. -- Kirk Cousins patiently turned from one reporter to the next. He politely answered the first... more

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