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  • When Peyton Manning and 'Ferris Bueller' collided

    Published: April 20, 2014 at 01:52 p.m.

    Peyton Manning is known for injecting humor into his audible calls stretching back to his days with the Indianapolis Colts. One former teammate recalls Manning's reference to an iconic '80s comedy. Read

  • Lions VP looking for 'closers' via free agency, draft

    Published: April 20, 2014 at 12:35 p.m.

    Detroit's last season was marred by a string of blown leads, and one prominent Lions official thinks the key is adding a different type of player. Have they added enough "closers?" Read

  • Lattimore ready to make impact for 49ers

    Published: April 20, 2014 at 11:50 a.m.

    Marcus Lattimore is fully cleared for football as the San Francisco 49ers open their offseason workout program. Can the running back challenge Frank Gore for carries? Read

  • Niners fans deride train with Seahawks' colors

    Published: April 20, 2014 at 10:41 a.m.

    The seats on a new San Francisco train fleet are a little too close to Seattle Seahawks colors for one 49ers fan's comfort. So the fan started an online petition asking for a change. Yep. Read

  • 'Great teammate'

    Published: April 20, 2014 at 09:57 a.m.

    Nick Foles said Saturday he was surprised when he learned that the Eagles released wide receiver DeSean Jackson. The quarterback even gave DJax a glowing review despite contrary reports. Read

  • Jim Kelly returns to Buffalo where cancer treatment will resume

    Published: April 19, 2014 at 05:30 p.m.

    Jim Kelly returned to Buffalo on Saturday to continue his cancer treatment. Scores of Bills fans flocked to the local airport to show their support for the Hall of Fame quarterback. Read

  • Raiders reportedly to cut Pryor if no trade occurs

    Published: April 19, 2014 at 02:34 p.m.

    Terrelle Pryor's desire to be a starting quarterback has him on his way out of Oakland. Now, a report indicates Pryor will be cut Monday if the Raiders can't work out a trade. Read

  • Saban: Peyton, Broncos offensive coordinator didn't break rules

    Published: April 19, 2014 at 09:08 a.m.

    Peyton Manning's recent visit with Nick Saban is under scrutiny by the NFL because of the presence of Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase. The Alabama coach maintains they complied with the rules. Read

  • Wayne: I'll prove naysayers wrong in 2014

    Published: April 18, 2014 at 07:58 p.m.

    On the way back from major knee surgery, Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne addressed his doubters on Friday, telling reporters: "You guys motivate me." Read

  • Primed to shine

    Published: April 18, 2014 at 06:43 p.m.

    Sometimes it takes a while for NFL stars to become -- well, stars. Here's a quick look at five young offensive players ready for bigger roles in 2014, including Giants receiver Rueben Randle. Read

  • Cheers for RGIII's knee; jeers for Bills relocation talk

    Published: April 18, 2014 at 05:10 p.m.

    In the latest edition of Around The League's End Around, Dan Hanzus looks back on a week that included positive RGIII news, negative Aldon Smith news and odd ownership possibilities in Buffalo. Read

  • Report: Ravens, 49ers plan to scrimmage

    Published: April 18, 2014 at 02:18 p.m.

    Jim Harbaugh's San Francisco 49ers and John Harbaugh's Baltimore Ravens reportedly are planning to practice and scrimmage together prior to their preseason matchup. Read

  • Meachem, Saints reach one-year deal

    Published: April 18, 2014 at 12:24 p.m.

    Robert Meachem has been one of Drew Brees' dependable targets five out of the last six seasons in New Orleans. The Saints announced on Friday that Meachem will return on a one-year deal. Read

  • Did Rivera sideswipe ex-Panther Steve Smith in NASCAR talk?

    Published: April 18, 2014 at 11:51 a.m.

    It seems Panthers coach Ron Rivera recently used an obscure NASCAR reference to take an indirect shot at former Carolina wide receiver Steve Smith. It was subtle, but Rivera's message was clear. Read

  • Fifth-year option tracker

    Published: April 18, 2014 at 11:32 a.m.

    Decision time is near for 2011 first-round draft picks. NFL teams have until May 3 to decide whether to pick up the extra year in the contract. What's the deal for players like Aldon Smith? Read

  • Decker: 'Hungry' CJ2K brings dynamic piece to Jets' offense

    Published: April 18, 2014 at 10:19 a.m.

    New York Jets receiver Eric Decker is "excited" the team added running back Chris Johnson this week. The wideout believes CJ2K's speed will bring an added element to the backfield. Read

  • Peyton, Saban swap football knowledge

    Published: April 18, 2014 at 09:16 a.m.

    Peyton Manning and Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase visited Alabama coach Nick Saban to talk football. Find out why the QB wanted to meet with one of the best coaches in the NCAA. Read

  • Bengals going global?

    Published: April 18, 2014 at 08:25 a.m.

    The Cincinnati Bengals signed a new stadium lease this week. The deal allows the team to play two international "home" games in a five-year period. Marvin Lewis' squad could be London-bound soon. Read

  • Roster Reset: Biggest remaining roster holes

    Published: April 17, 2014 at 10:26 p.m.

    Free agency gave teams a golden opportunity to fix roster weak spots. Around The League looks at the squads that still have holes to fill, including the Panthers, in need of receivers for Cam Newton. Read

  • Texans pick up Watt's option; Jets do likewise with Wilkerson

    Published: April 17, 2014 at 10:19 p.m.

    The Texans keep their star pass rusher in house through 2015. The Jets' Muhammad Wilkerson, Ravens' Jimmy Smith, Cowboys' Tyron Smith and Chargers' Corey Liuget also had their fifth-year options picked up. Read

  • Predicting the NFL's top seeds in 2014

    Published: April 17, 2014 at 09:54 p.m.

    Dave Dameshek offers up his early predictions on the two teams that will snag top seeds in the NFL this season. Spoiler alert: The Broncos and Seahawks won't get them again. Read

  • Aldon Smith likely to be suspended; Niners don't plan to cut him

    Published: April 17, 2014 at 09:17 p.m.

    Ian Rapoport reported that the San Francsco 49ers do not plan to cut Aldon Smith, who has $3 million in guaranteed salary next season. However, he's likely to be suspended by the NFL. Read

  • Contract talks between 49ers, Kaepernick on hold

    Published: April 17, 2014 at 08:40 p.m.

    Ian Rapoport reports the San Francisco 49ers have put negotiations with quarterback Colin Kaepernick on hold while police investigate an incident earlier this month at a Miami hotel. Read

  • Draft buzz: Lions to trade up?

    Published: April 17, 2014 at 07:22 p.m.

    Does a recent visit by Jadeveon Clowney mean the Lions are preparing to trade up into the top five of next month's draft? Ian Rapoport answers that question and more. Read

  • Four possible draft-day deals

    Published: April 17, 2014 at 06:29 p.m.

    "Mock Draft Weekly" experts Bucky Brooks and Daniel Jeremiah pick the four trades most likely to happen May 8. Find out who has eyes for UCLA's Anthony Barr and Fresno St.'s Derek Carr. Read

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