Marc Sessler

Marc Sessler


Marc Sessler is a writer for Around the NFL and the voice of reason on The Around the NFL Podcast. He likes football. He's been a contributor to NFL Media since 2010.


Each week between now and Super Bowl LIV, Marc Sessler will scan the NFL landscape for people, places and things -- events both evil and just, noble and impure, delightful and inglorious, filled with wise men and anti-heroes -- that burn bright on hi... more

Each week between now and the Super Bowl, Marc Sessler will scan the NFL landscape for people, places and things -- events both evil and just, noble and impure, delightful and inglorious, filled with wise men and anti-heroes -- that burn bright on hi... more


Each week between now and the Super Bowl, Marc Sessler will scan the NFL landscape for people, places and things -- events both evil and just, noble and impure, delightful and inglorious, filled with wise men and anti-heroes -- that burn bright on hi... more

Each week between now and the Super Bowl, Marc Sessler will scan the NFL landscape for people, places and things -- events both evil and just, noble and impure, delightful and inglorious, filled with wise men and anti-heroes -- that burn bright on hi... more

Each week between now and the Super Bowl, Marc Sessler will scan the NFL landscape for people, places and things -- events both evil and just, noble and impure, delightful and inglorious filled with wise men and anti-heroes -- that burn bright on his... more

Each week between now and the Super Bowl, Marc Sessler will scan the NFL landscape for people, places and things -- events both evil and just, noble and impure, delightful and inglorious filled with wise men and anti-heroes -- that burn bright on his... more


Each week between now and Super Bowl LIV, Marc Sessler will scan the NFL landscape for people, places and things -- events both evil and just, noble and impure, delightful and inglorious, filled with wise men and anti-heroes -- that burn bright on hi... more

The story of the NFL's 100th season lies ahead. For one team -- and one fan base -- the narrative will read like an epic fairy tale. For 31 others, the plot will eventually turn ugly. Before it does, I present you with a lineup of (mostly happy)... more

August in the NFL is a time for dreamers. Late-summer weeks in which any fan can make a case for even the flimsiest of squads pulling off a playoff bid. These are the happy-drunk hours of optimism before devastating injuries rip cannon-ball-sized... more


With NFL training camps getting into full swing this week, several rookie quarterbacks will encounter sky-high expectations as they embark on their NFL careers. How long will fans have to wait to see these highly touted signal-callers in regular-seas... more


First-time Pro Bowlers: NFC AFC Marc Sessler has plucked one prime candidate from each team to earn a first Pro Bowl nod in 2019. Below are his NFC picks. ARIZONA CARDINALS: Christian Kirk, WR, second NFL season: We lack an exact picture... more

First-time Pro Bowlers: AFC NFC Marc Sessler has plucked one prime candidate from each team to earn a first Pro Bowl nod in 2019. Below are his AFC picks. BALTIMORE RAVENS: Matt Judon, edge, fourth NFL season: The departure of Terrell Su... more

You won't agree with any of this. After all, you're a sentient human with an infallible list of your own -- a crowded mental filing cabinet stuffed with pro football moments that made your heart skip a beat. These are mine: A five-pack of games,... more


Who are the most promising rising stars in the NFL? Marc Sessler compiled a roster of the top players under 25 years old heading into the 2019 season. Note that players must be less than 25 years old on Sept. 5, the day the season kicks off. Players... more

We've made it through the NFL Scouting Combine, free agency and the draft. As OTAs, mandatory minicamps, training camp and the preseason approach, here are our top offseason storylines to watch. Will the Giants get it right under center? When y... more


Back in 2016, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers turned heads and raised the ire of fans by burning a second-round pick on a kicker -- the ultimately doomed Roberto Aguayo. He was sent packing just one year later, leaving the Bucs to hunt for a competent... more

The Redskins have added a running back to go along with first-round quarterback Dwayne Haskins. Washington snagged Stanford's Bryce Love with the No. 112 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. Love was viewed as a Heisman hopeful entering last seaso... more

Back in February at the NFL Scouting Combine, Rams general manager Les Snead hinted the club was looking to pair his Batman -- star runner Todd Gurley -- with a Robin-esque figure out of the backfield. Veteran Malcolm Brown is a candidate to fill t... more

The Titans have furnished veteran passer Marcus Mariota with a brand-new weapon. Using the 51st overall pick in second round of the 2019 NFL Draft, Tennessee snagged Ole Miss wideout A.J. Brown. "They got a strong, physical wide receiver who's no... more

The Jaguars found a formidable first-round pass-rusher on Thursday night in Josh Allen out of Kentucky. One day later, Jacksonville padded the club's offensive line with big-bodied Florida tackle Jawaan Taylor. The Jaguars grabbed Taylor after... more

The Tennessee Titans used the No. 19 pick in the 2019 NFL Draft to pad their evolving defensive front with Jeffery Simmons. The Mississippi State tackle was widely viewed as zooming toward a potential top-10 selection were it not for the torn ACL h... more

The Detroit Lions used the No. 8 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft to upgrade an offense that could use a spark through the air. General manager Bob Quinn hopes to have checked that box by landing highly touted tight end T.J. Hockenson out of Iowa... more

The New York Jets reportedly hoped to find a trade partner at No. 3 overall in the 2019 NFL Draft. They didn't find one, but Gang Green did unearth a stellar defensive line prospect in Alabama tackle Quinnen Williams . The mammoth 6-foot-3, 299-p... more

The 2019 NFL Draft offers another pool of potential franchise quarterbacks. But before we move forward with those prospects, let's look back at groups of the recent vintage. Marc Sessler has updated his rankings of each QB draft class since the turn... more

SCHEDULE TAKEAWAYS TOUGHEST MOST FORGIVING REVENGE GAMES TOP PRIME-TIME BOUTS Only a fool would stare at the NFL's schedule in April and deem it a wise time to draw conclusions. Consider me your fool. How your favorite club's dance... more

AFC: South North East West Ranks NFC: North East West South Ranks Our Roster Reset series takes a division-by-division look at where things stand across the league heading into the 2019 NFL Draft. Marc Sessler examine... more


Football fans of a certain age know free agency wasn't always this madcap. Long before mid-March was imbued with franchise tag drama, landscape-shifting swaps and oft-doomed mega contracts, players possessed almost zero freedom to chart their own... more

The run-happy Ravens have padded their backfield with one of the game's top available veterans. Baltimore on Wednesday reached a three-year, $15 million deal with Mark Ingram, per NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. The deal came down moments after t... more

Zach Brown's run in the nation's capital is over. The Redskins released the veteran linebacker, the team announced Wednesday. Washington attempted to shop Brown, with multiple teams expressing interest, but the Redskins failed to find an acceptable... more

As pro football's first-overall pick in 2017, Browns pass-rusher Myles Garrett was chained to a wandering Cleveland squad that lost 16 consecutive games amid the chuckles of millions. Are those dark days of torture gone for good? On the heels of... more

Team-by-team checkup: RB QB WR As we hurtle toward free agency and the 2019 NFL Draft, now is the time when every NFL team takes a long, hard look at its personnel makeup. With that in mind, Marc Sessler examines the current state of all... more


Team-by-team checkup: QB RB WR As we hurtle toward free agency and the 2019 NFL Draft, now is the time when every NFL team takes a long, hard look at its personnel makeup. And of course, no position defines the roster more than quarterbac... more

Free-agent fits: NFC AFC The new league year begins at 4 p.m. ET on Wednesday, March 13. This also marks the official opening of something you might care about a bit more ... 2019 NFL free agency! With the frenzy still a few weeks off, Marc... more

Free-agent fits: AFC NFC The new league year begins at 4 p.m. ET on Wednesday, March 13. This also marks the official opening of something you might care about a bit more ... 2019 NFL free agency! With the frenzy still a few weeks off, Marc... more

The Steelers know firsthand how rapidly the landscape twists and turns in the NFL. A year ago, Pittsburgh's three-headed monster of Ben Roethlisberger, Antonio Brown and Le'Veon Bell was viewed by most as the juiciest power trio league-wide. Twel... more

Time to press the reset button. With Super Bowl LIII in the books and the Patriots on top of the world once again, the offseason is officially upon us. The playing fields have gone silent, but that's not the case inside team facilities, where all... more

ATLANTA -- The second half of Super Bowl LIII began with a key injury for New England's defense. Clinging to a 3-0 lead, the Patriots lost veteran Patrick Chung to an arm injury. After trainers and teammates huddled around the reliable safety, Chun... more

Chicago's worst-to-first campaign has Bears fans filled with hope for the future. That wellspring of optimism begins with the presence of their young and inventive figurehead. Matt Nagy was announced as the 2018 NFL Coach of the Year during Saturda... more


Rings. Tom Brady has five -- might soon be six. That would put the Patriots passer ahead of Hall of Famer Charles Haley and the rest of Planet Earth for the most hardware in league lore. While he polishes his precious metal, the vast majority o... more

The Los Angeles Rams are back in the Super Bowl, and they needed overtime to get there. The Rams edged the top-seeded Saints, 26-23, in the NFC Championship Game on Sunday in New Orleans. Los Angeles will face the New England Patriots on Sunday, Feb.... more

With six of the league's eight head-coaching vacancies filled, the hunt is on to find offensive and defensive coordinators who fit the bill. Delve no further than the Los Angeles Rams for a case study in how this process promises to affect a team f... more

For those who spent the week penning funeral dirges for the Patriots dynasty: Put down your writing utensils. Football fans on Sunday witnessed New England dial up a franchise-tying 35 points in the first half and do so with authority in a 41-28... more

Quarterback longevity is brimming over into new vistas. Tom Brady turns 42 this summer and harbors no plans of walking away. Drew Brees hits 40 next week, while Philip Rivers -- the guy drafted 15 years ago by the Bolts to replace Brees -- turns 38... more

Twenty-four teams have taken a well-deserved dirt nap. Eight remain. We're close enough to Super Bowl LIII to conjure up fantastical images of fill-in-the-blank player lifting the Lombardi in awe as pounds of confetti flitter down from a previous... more

The Chargers are moving on to face the second-seeded Patriots in the Divsional Round after knocking off the Ravens 23-17 in a defensive-powered slugfest at M&T Bank Stadium. Here's what we learned from Sunday's white-knuckle Los Angeles victory o... more

For plenty of players and coaches, postseason football boils down to slaying ghosts. For every Patrick Mahomes -- just beginning to pen his playoff story -- you have a Philip Rivers, 37 years old and wondering if his path will ever lead to the Supe... more


Since the launch of September, we've gone about our business of listing players and coaches from all 32 teams who matter most heading into Sunday's fare. Rinse and repeat. This Sunday is different, though, marking the finite end for a rash of clunk... more

We've reached the end. The final stanza of this year's Monday Night Football dance card, a slate that peaked with November's mega-thriller between the Chiefs and Rams and -- real talk -- bottoms out this evening when the eliminated Broncos confron... more

A rich handful of half-baked teams are miles removed from this year's playoff picture. It's tempting to cast them off into the godless sea -- catch you next September -- while zoning in on the squads still angling for January play. Every one of t... more

The Panthers aren't done -- not yet. At least mathematically, as Carolina (6-7) still owns a shot at the NFC's final wild-card spot if the club can halt their ghastly five-game losing streak and embark on a three-game run of victories to close the... more

Pro football remains an unpredictable, whirling beast. As a case study, take this past Monday night, which saw the Vikings crumble on the road against Seattle in a loss that cost Minnesota play caller John DeFilippo his job . Arriving this past... more

Stephen Hauschka is on the shelf after taking a vicious -- and questionable -- hit during Sunday's loss to the Jets. The Bills kicker is day to day with a hip injury after being blasted to the Buffalo turf by Jets defensive end Henry Anderson foll... more

The juiciest leg of the football season is upon us. For every arguably meaningless stinker thrown our way (read: Lions-Cardinals), these final weeks of the campaign have dished up a rash of do-or-die showdowns between edgy playoff hopefuls. Last... more

Six-and-six and ready to take on terra firma -- or something like that. As we dive into Week 14 action, the league is brimming with a squadron of .500 football teams, clubs hanging on the fringe of the playoff picture and knowing that a juicy stre... more

Who's interested in winning the NFC East? The Cowboys appear game after their rousing, scenery-shifting win over the Saints. Now it's up to the Redskins (6-5) and Eagles (5-6) to make their case on Monday Night Football . Here's what we'll be wat... more


Franchises on the fringe are beginning to ponder change. Change at the very top, where hand-picked coaches of old have worn out their welcome with finicky owners bearing a wandering eye for the next big hire. It's an ugly time of year for embattl... more

The white-hot Colts will finish their stretch run without the help of Jack Doyle. Colts coach Frank Reich announced that the veteran tight end is being shipped to season-ending injured reserve after suffering a kidney injury during Sunday's win o... more

Could this be the end of Blake Bortles in Jacksonville? Jaguars coach Doug Marrone announced Monday that the veteran passer has been benched in favor of backup Cody Kessler. The switch comes on the heels of the team's ugly 24-21 loss to Buffalo,... more

Talk about a tough act to follow. Seven days after the greatest Monday Night Football tilt of all time, the Titans and Texans are being asked to hop on stage and top what we received from the Rams and Chiefs. Good luck with that. Still, this... more

The perfectly average Baltimore Ravens have -- by definition -- five wins and five losses. That's not how coach John Harbaugh sees them, though, telling scribes and media types on Monday that removing his team from the playoff conversation is a vas... more

The hot-and-cold Titans came out of Sunday's ugly 38-10 loss to the Colts black-and-blue and back to .500. One week after lashing the Patriots, Sunday's setback left Tennessee with fresh questions about their legitimacy in the AFC -- and a concerni... more

Their bye week has come and gone, but the Jets remain without Sam Darnold. The rookie quarterback was nowhere to be seen at the start of Monday's practice before finally appearing in street clothes to observe the session from afar, per the team's... more

For a handful of teams on the outside looking in, Sunday looms as a day of reckoning. The wiggle room to blow another game simply doesn't exist for postseason hopefuls on the fringe. Indy fits the bill. Left for dead weeks ago, the Colts are breath... more

The Rams have a chance to make pro football history come Monday night. Los Angeles can clinch the NFC West with a victory over the Chiefs in Los Angeles combined with a Seattle loss to the Packers. If those events unfold, the Rams would become just... more

C.J. Anderson's time in Carolina has reached its end. The Panthers waived the veteran runner Monday, per the team's official website, clearing out a backfield all but dominated by the surging handiwork of second-year wonder Christian McCaffrey. The... more

We won't lie to you. In terms of the playoff picture, there's little -- well, nothing -- at stake when the one-win Giants clash with the two-victory Niners on Monday Night Football . Until the league finds a way to flex out these low-octane,... more

For a handful of wandering NFL teams, the concept of reaching the playoffs is a comprehensive pipe dream. Still, these beaten-up clubs matter down the stretch. Take them lightly and they'll be certain to bite. I've suffered through a lot of bad... more

John Elway has no plans to blow up the machine -- not yet, at least. Denver's football czar announced Monday that he's sticking with embattled coach Vance Joseph as the Broncos slide into their bye week at a troubling 3-6. "At this point in time,... more

C-3PO: "Sir, the possibility of successfully navigating an asteroid field is approximately 3,720-to-1." HAN SOLO: "Never tell me the odds!" Sorry, but we're about to do just that. When the Titans and Cowboys -- a pair of 3-4 operations -- mat... more

We hang at the midpoint. In the world of screenwriting, the halfway mark of a story is widely viewed as the point of no return. The moment when our hero moves from a world of reaction to action. In "Star Wars," the midpoint comes when Luke Skyw... more


The world is often unjust. When the league's gaggle of schedule-makers huddled in an air-tight room piecing together this year's prime-time slate, they came to the conclusion that Buffalo would be a thing of relevance in late October. Instead, th... more

Forget the trade deadline -- we're already in the thick of it. Wheeling and dealing in the realms of pro football no longer waits for frazzled front office assistants to crank up the fax machine mere seconds before the clock strikes midnight. In... more

Amari Cooper isn't the only one who won't play for the Raiders this Sunday. The team announced Monday that Marshawn Lynch has been placed on injured reserve because of core muscle injury. It's fair to wonder if the 32-year-old running back has pl... more

Patrick Peterson might want out of Arizona, but the Cardinals aren't playing ball. Asked Monday if the team would entertain trade offers for the star cornerback -- or trade demands by the star cornerback -- first-year coach Steve Wilks shot down bo... more

Doug Marrone knows who will start under center when the Jaguars tussle with the Eagles in London -- but he's not about to tell. NFL Network's James Palmer reported Monday that Jacksonville's coach will keep that decision under wraps until he sits d... more

This isn't where they hoped to be. The Falcons (2-4) were widely viewed as a balanced and dangerous Super Bowl contender in August. Two months later, they sit at the bottom of their division with one of the league's more banged-up rosters. Enter... more

By their nature, NFL franchises are impatient. While coaches are tasked with developing players, those same coaches won't last long if wins aren't stacked upon wins. The whispers are out there. Coaches are under the microscope by antsy higher-ups... more

The Broncos (3-4) caught holy fire early and never looked back in Thursday night's 45-10 mega-slaughter of the floating Cardinals (1-6). Here's what we learned from Denver's get-right romp over Arizona: 1. "We're going to go out there, and we're... more

If you're breathlessly hoping for Le'Veon Bell to magically appear in a Steelers uniform -- keep waiting. Per NFL Network's Judy Battista, the team is not expecting the veteran running back to report to the facility this week, according to a source... more

Buffalo's situation under center remains in flux. Bills coach Sean McDermott announced Monday that rookie quarterback Josh Allen is week to week after suffering an elbow injury in Sunday's 20-13 loss to the Texans. A source informed of the injury... more

The Packers know firsthand what the 49ers are going through. It was a year ago today that Aaron Rodgers went down with a broken collarbone against the Vikings, sending Green Bay into new realms of total oblivion. Three weeks removed from losing J... more

In the NFL, first impressions matter. It's popular to say the season doesn't truly begin until Thanksgiving, but tell that to fans of the floundering Falcons. Seen as a raging Super Bowl contender one month ago, Atlanta today is fighting for rele... more

We arrive in the middle of a dream. Descending into the Heathrow morning half-awake after half a day's journey from Los Angeles. Our task is clear. We have arrived ahead of Week 1 to meet with a loyal, growing subset of London and European cultur... more

Jay Ajayi wishes the Eagles had run the ball with more frequency during Sunday's 23-21 loss to the Vikings. Unfortunately, the veteran running back won't have a chance to correct that situation anytime soon. The team on Monday placed Ajayi on in... more

If last year's Philadelphia Eagles developed a reputation for pounding people with the run, this year's squad has struggled to keep up. In Sunday's 23-21 loss to the Vikings, coach Doug Pederson called 17 gallops all day and just four "meaningful r... more

CUT TO: Monday Night Football in New Orleans. What better time and place to salute the greatness of Drew Brees, the ageless Saints signal-caller who sits on the doorstep of history? Brees needs just 201 passing yards against the Redskins to overt... more

The first frame of the campaign sits in the rear-view mirror. You can whistle Dixie all day long about teams climbing back into the race -- "The Patriots always take a month to figure themselves out," goes the weather-worn parable -- but history te... more

Good luck finding a wilder football affair from Sunday than Oakland's 45-42 overtime win †over a from-the-wilderness Browns squad battling two decades worth of ghosts. The tilt was stuffed with so many highs and lows that GamePass editors did their... more

Tampa Bay's lingering problems extend beyond Sunday's brutal 48-10 loss to the Bears. On a day that saw the Buccaneers riddled by six Mitchell Trubisky touchdown lobs, Tampa's offense also lost one of their premier playmakers. Second-year tight e... more

Prime-time football has never shined brighter. Recent Thursday nights have furnished fans with a thriller between the Browns and Jets before last week's offensive waterfall between the Vikings and Rams. Last Monday evening's punch-for-punch tussle... more


It's a question being asked by fans and pundits alike. Why did Colts coach Frank Reich opt to go for it on fourth down from his own 43-yard line with 24 seconds left in overtime -- and why throw the ball? That decision led to an Andrew Luck... more

Welcome to the golden age. After all these years of waiting and hoping, it's finally upon us: A time when every team in the league has a quarterback it believes in. Some may flounder, some -- like Jimmy G -- may be cursed by the fates, but you h... more

To the pine with Sam Bradford. The Arizona Cardinals have made a quarterback switch, handing the team over to first-rounder Josh Rosen in time for Sunday's home tussle with the Seattle Seahawks. Coach Steve Wilks made the announcement Monday , on... more

San Francisco's darkest fears have become reality: Jimmy Garoppolo's season is over. A Monday morning MRI confirmed the 49ers starting quarterback suffered a torn left ACL in Sunday's 38-27 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, per the team. Coach Kyle... more

Sunday's unforgiving crucible has left the Niners wanting on both sides of the ball. On offense, star quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo is out for the rest of the season after suffering a torn ACL on Sunday in a 38-27 loss to the Chiefs. On defense, 4... more

It's September and everything we thought we knew has been blown into a thousand pieces and scattered to the autumn wind. The Steelers are the class of the AFC. The Buccaneers are a ghost-ship veering toward the void. These offseason presumpti... more

Sunday's slate of action featured a rash of scenery-shifting upsets, none more jaw-dropping than Buffalo's 27-6 dismantling of the Vikings. Pundits and fans alike rolled into the weekend expecting Kirk Cousins and his high-powered Minnesota offens... more

I WANTED ELWAY ERASED. This elusive, slippery villain from the West. Alive and kicking on a 12-inch television in my seventh-grade bedroom. Pulling Denver down the field. Steadily unraveling a Browns defense gasping for air. Praying. Hands clasp... more

Week 2 doubles as the equalizer. After finally viewing games that matter for the first time since February, it's understandably human to draw rock-solid conclusions coming out of Week 1. Viewed in a bubble, last Sunday would suggest that Tampa Ba... more

The offseason journey is behind us at last. After long months of focus on roster shuffling, rookie additions, new coaches, altered schemes and hope-filled hyperbole, we have arrived. Thursday's clash between the Eagles and Falcons kicked off a... more

This year's Oakland Raiders now waltz into their opener without the help of Khalil Mack. With the star pass-rusher shipped to Chicago in Saturday's stunning trade , it's fair to wonder how Oakland plans to hassle the quarterback. At least one Raide... more

Mark Herzlich has roamed as a linebacker for the Giants since 2011. That journey is now over. New York is releasing the 31-year-old veteran after seven years of service in the Big Apple, per multiple sources. The undrafted Herzlich appeared in 88... more

Just like that: Two teams immediately altered for all of time. With the Bears forging a deal to acquire All-Pro pass rusher Khalil Mack from the Raiders, Saturday morning doubled as a pivot point for two franchises battling for relevancy in their... more


A nasty wave of cuts will send too many players to the breadline this weekend, but Arizona's quarterback room is safe, for now. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported the Cardinals plan to keep all three of their signal-callers heading into Week... more

One of the cheerier aspects of the preseason has been the return of Andrew Luck . After missing all of last year's campaign due to shoulder surgery, the star Colts quarterback has eased back into the saddle and certainly looked the part in Saturday... more

The Titans have swung a trade for a young linebacker. Tennessee on Tuesday acquired Kamalei Correa from the Ravens in exchange for an undisclosed draft pick, per the Titans' website. A 2016 second-rounder, Correa looms as a known commodity to th... more

The Lions continue to seek ways to help their less-than-stellar pass rush. The team on Monday inked veteran defensive end Robert Ayers to a one-year deal, a source told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. The team later announced the signing. The f... more

How about a little trade action to go with your Thursday morning coffee? The Lions have swung a deal with the 49ers, acquiring outside linebacker Eli Harold from San Francisco in exchange for Detroit's conditional seventh-round pick in 2020, a sour... more

AJ McCarron is back in Buffalo. Bills coach Sean McDermott told reporters the veteran quarterback will be "limited" for Wednesday's practice, per NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. McCarron is still dealing with a dash of shoulder soreness, but th... more

A trimmed-down Big Ben appears to be a positive for Pittsburgh. Ben Roethlisberger shed pounds this offseason after cutting sugar and carbs from his diet. The result? His finest training camp to date, according to offensive coordinator Randy Ficht... more

The league's new helmet rule has generated its share of criticism and vitriol. Weeks away from games that matter, the NFL plans to take a closer look at those newfangled guidelines. A Competition Committee conference call has been scheduled for... more

The Terrance West story is over in New Orleans. The Saints on Tuesday released the veteran running back, a source told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. West, who signed with the team in June, was part of a crowded backfield led by Mark Ingram an... more

Teams are running out of time. With September closing in, the NFL preseason hits its zenith with this week's slate of starter-heavy games, affording players one more chance to vie for a No. 1 role. Every roster, though, has issues. General manag... more

The early word on Leonard Floyd is hopeful out of Chicago. Bears coach Matt Nagy revealed Monday the third-year pass-rusher suffered a fracture in his right hand during Saturday night's preseason tussle with the Broncos. Floyd underwent surgery... more

The Dallas Cowboys rolled into their preseason game against the Cincinnati Bengals on Saturday with star back Ezekiel Elliott tucked away on the sideline. It's fair to wonder if the same strategy should have been used with Zack Martin, the All-Pro... more

Johnny Robinson is one step closer to Canton. The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced Friday the former Kansas City Chiefs safety has been selected as a senior finalist for the Class of 2019. "I'm thrilled. I can't tell you how pleased I am to h... more

A relatively insignificant preseason outing has leveled the Patriots with a rough-and-tumble setback on the injury front. First-round offensive tackle Isaiah Wynn is out for the year after tearing his Achilles tendon in Thursday's 37-20 win over t... more

Tempers have bubbled -- and fists have flown -- in Houston. An otherwise mundane training camp practice between the Texans and Niners tumbled into chaos Wednesday as Houston wideout DeAndre Hopkins and San Francisco defensive back Jimmie Ward blew... more

Terrelle Pryor is making headlines for all the wrong reasons. One day after the Jets wideout revealed to reporters that he broke his ankle in May , Gang Green coach Todd Bowles made it clear Pryor spoke out of turn. "I feel he should keep his mou... more

Training camp is a finicky beast. Upon its launch, everyone from the casual fan to the diehard fantasy-head is suddenly flooded by an unruly firehose of data and hot-to-the-touch takes after months of summertime silence from the NFL. In response,... more

Tuesday's New York Giants practice came and went without the services of Saquon Barkley. The rookie running back spent the session observing positional drills before exiting to spend time with the training staff. NFL Network's Stacey Dales reported... more

Dez Bryant is coming to Cleveland. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Friday the Browns are expecting a visit from the free-agent receiver during the middle of next week, per a source, adding that Bryant is likely to swing by Thursday. "He... more

It's easy to get caught up on Andy Dalton's early and ugly pick six, but the Bengals gave their fans an ounce of hope on offense in Thursday's 30-27 win over the Bears. The argument in Cincinnati is that second-year back Joe Mixon and fellow sophom... more

Baker Mayfield's first NFL drive came and went in a blink. His second, though, put on display some of the qualities the Browns -- 20-10 winners over the Giants on Thursday -- fell for in drafting the former Oklahoma star first overall in April's d... more

The second-overall pick in the draft was the first to make an impact for the New York Giants on Thursday night. Saquon Barkley spun magic right away, taking the ball on New York's opening snap for a tantalizing 39-yard gain. The highly touted bac... more

The Cleveland Browns continue to hold an interest in Dez Bryant, but are the feelings mutual? Apparently so. General manager John Dorsey told reporters Thursday the team plans to work out a gaggle of free-agent wideouts next week. Bryant is on the... more

The San Francisco 49ers will use the 2018 campaign to honor team legend Dwight Clark. Author of "The Catch" and one of the greatest Niners in team history, Clark passed away in June. His memory will be preserved this autumn on a variety of fronts... more

Texans fans have waited patiently for it. Waited patiently for the chance to see a healthy J.J. Watt paired all season long with the run-stuffing, whirlwind known as Jadeveon Clowney. Nearly two weeks into camp, the wait continues as Clowney, ent... more

Wars rage across the earth, but we have nothing to worry about here in the NFL Media newsroom. Why? Because the ponderous, elongated feud between cornerback Aqib Talib and wideout Michael Crabtree is at an impasse. "Yeah, that s---'s dead. ...... more

Teams like the Chargers are just hoping to get through camp without any additional lost men, but good luck with that, Joan of Arc. The Bolts on Tuesday saw Pro Bowl pass-rusher Joey Bosa exit the field with a left foot injury suffered during pract... more

New Browns general manager John Dorsey inherited a boatload of picks and a laundry list of players from the former regime. He happily used the picks, but the players are a different story. Corey Coleman's trade to Buffalo tells us two things: (1... more

The Dolphins are counting on Ryan Tannehill to return under center from wire-to-wire and flip the switch for Miami. The emergence of Mike Gesicki should help. The second-round tight end was listed fifth on Miami's initial depth chart, but we alre... more

Andrew Luck's return looms as an immediate game-changer for top Colts wideout T.Y. Hilton, but who will play the role of Indy's No. 2 pass-catcher? Clues to that question surfaced Monday when new head coach Frank Reich told reporters: "T.Y. and Ry... more

Grab your cup of coffee, huddle up by the fireside and prepare for a little nose guard talk. It's part of the defense we rarely touch on, but J.J. Watt believes the Texans have someone who will change that vibe in D.J. Reader. "I think nose guard... more

Few teams in the league draft and develop their own talent like the Atlanta Falcons. That point was hammered home Monday when the team agreed to terms on a three-year, $19.5 million extension with contract-year free safety Ricardo Allen, per NFL Ne... more

If the Packers plan to mine their way into January play, Green Bay's defense will be asked to handle a tall task. Over the course of five weeks, the unit will square off against a trio of top-tier quarterbacks -- Tom Brady, Russell Wilson and Matt... more

Corey Coleman holds the inglorious distinction of being the only first-rounder from the 2016 draft class no longer with his original team. The Browns gave up on the injury-saddled, less-than-productive wideout by shipping him to Buffalo for a 2020... more

The Denver Broncos last season were saddled with a turnover-prone, mistake-filled offense that left their formidable defense in one fix after another. The core troubles began under center, where Trevor Siemian, Brock Osweiler and Paxton Lynch all... more

When the Cardinals took to practice on Friday, Deone Bucannon was nowhere to be seen. Head coach Steve Wilks announced the veteran linebacker was a no-show after hyperextending his left knee during Thursday's session, according to the team's offic... more

For the first time in multiple eons, the Cleveland Browns have not one, but two players they adore at quarterback. Rookie Baker Mayfield has impressed the team during training camp, but head coach Hue Jackson remains adamant that veteran Tyrod Tayl... more

All eyes were on Ravens rookie Lamar Jackson during Thursday night's Hall of Fame Game, but some of the finest work under center came from Robert Griffin III in Baltimore's 17-16 win over the Bears. After sitting out all last season, the former... more

If the Jaguars plan to return to the AFC title game, they'll need to carbon copy last year's antics: a smothering defense and a punishing ground game. The key to Jacksonville's run attack remains Leonard Fournette, the bruising, big-bodied back who... more


Bruised and banged up at wide receiver, the Patriots are hunting around for help. Veteran pass-catcher Eric Decker worked out†for New England on Monday, sources informed of the session told NFL Network's Mike Garafolo. The Patriots house a handfu... more

Seattle's depth at wide receiver is already being tested. Seahawks coach Pete Carroll revealed Tuesday that Doug Baldwin is battling "a little bit of a sore knee," per John Boyle of the team's official website. The club's top wideout will be hel... more

When Thursday's Hall of Fame Game kicks off between the Ravens and Bears, don't hold your breath for much veteran presence. While starters are typically yanked minutes into the early August affair, football fans will get their first look at one of... more

Arik Armstead's training camp journey has hit a snag. The San Francisco 49ers announced Tuesday that the 24-year-old defensive lineman is "week-to-week" with a hamstring injury. Armstead's promising career has been sideswiped by injuries. He's p... more

Are we perched on the cusp of a juicy bounce-back season for Joe Flacco? It sure sounds that way based on the daily buzz from Ravens camp, where the 33-year-old quarterback is doing his part to fend off enticing rookie challenger Lamar Jackson. I... more

Hue Jackson has vowed all along that veteran Tyrod Taylor would start the season as Cleveland's quarterback, but rookie Baker Mayfield has made an impression of his own on the Browns head coach. "Baker Mayfield has been everything I thought a... more

Orleans Darkwa is on the move. The former Giants running back is headed to Indianapolis for a workout after Saturday's meet-and-greet with the Jets delivered no deal, a source told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. The Jets met with Darkwa and f... more

As Jets camp wages on, rookie quarterback Sam Darnold is nowhere to be seen. What gives? NFL Network's Michael Silver reported Sunday that the contract holdup between Gang Green and Darnold's camp isn't based around "offsets or money payouts," per... more

Hue Jackson's 1-31 mark over two seasons in Cleveland would have triggered the end for most NFL front men. Browns owners Jimmy and Dee Haslam, though, decided to stick with their head coach despite the notorious results. "We're excited about Hue... more

The Cardinals have their passer of the future in Josh Rosen, but the job -- for now -- belongs to veteran Sam Bradford. First-year Arizona coach Steve Wilks made that clear Saturday, telling reporters, per the team's official website: "I don't wave... more

With the launch of training camp comes the inevitable, dark wave of injuries that leave teams empty at key positions. In Pittsburgh, though, disaster has been averted. NFL Network's Aditi Kinkhabwala reported Sunday that left guard Ramon Foster... more

The Packers had their fill of veteran wideout Jordy Nelson. His new team, the Raiders, can't get enough. "I can't say enough good things. I can't believe Green Bay let him go , but I'm glad he's here," Oakland quarterback Derek Carr told the East B... more

With Josh Gordon tucked away in absentia, the Browns are on the prowl for receiving help. Could Dez Bryant be the answer? NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Friday that the free-agent pass-catcher and former Cowboys starter and the Browns sh... more

The best news we've heard all summer arrives courtesy of the New York Giants. General manager Dave Gettleman announced Friday that his cancer is in "complete remission." "I had this crazy idea to do what the doctors told me, and I'm in a hell of... more

With training camps getting into full swing this week, several rookie quarterbacks will encounter sky-high expectations as they embark on their NFL careers. How long will fans have to wait to see these highly touted signal callers in regular-season... more

When the Philadelphia Eagles launch camp on Thursday, Carson Wentz will be there with his teammates. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday the star quarterback will avoid the physically unable to perform list. Wentz will be limited in... more

The Steelers put plenty of focus this summer on trying to ink Le'Veon Bell to a long-term pact. That deal didn't get done -- and Bell remains away from the team -- but coach Mike Tomlin has moved on. "I am focused on the guys that are here. My... more

Disaster has struck the New York Giants. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday that rookie cornerback Sam Beal, taken earlier this month in the supplemental draft, has almost certainly been lost for the year with a shoulder injury.... more

As the buzz around Lamar Jackson balloons hourly, the Ravens continue to mold their plans for the rookie quarterback. As of Tuesday, those plans include giving Jackson regular-season reps under center. "One way or another, he's going to be out th... more

The Titans are moving on from Kevin Dodd. The outside linebacker was informed of his release on Tuesday, the team announced. The 26-year-old Dodd was a second-round pick of the Titans in 2016, but managed only 285 snaps over his first two seasons... more

When Detroit's veterans report to camp on Thursday, Ezekiel Ansah won't be among the actives. The 29-year-old pass rusher was placed on the physically unable to perform list, the team announced †Tuesday. Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press no... more

Randy Gregory is all the way back. One week after the Cowboys defensive end was conditionally reinstated , Gregory on Monday was fully cleared and reinstated by the league, a source informed of the situation told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport.... more

The lack of a new contract won't keep Odell Beckham from taking the field. The All-Pro Giants wideout will report on time when New York opens training camp on Wednesday, a source close to Beckham told NFL Network's Kimberly Jones. "He wants to p... more

At long last, David Johnson is back on the field. The versatile Cardinals running back reported to training camp on Monday, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero -- and per Johnson's own words: "In Gods hands now ... primed and ready to prove... more

The Jaguars will open the new season without the help of Dante Fowler, Jr. The third-year defensive end has been suspended one game without pay for violating the NFL's Personal Conduct Policy, the team announced Friday. Fowler will miss Jacksonvi... more

Andrew Luck is ready to roll. Colts general manager Chris Ballard announced as much Friday, saying the team's star quarterback was "good to go" for training camp, per Kevin Bowen of 1070 The Fan in Indianapolis. Ballard told reporters Luck would... more

ArDarius Stewart's second NFL campaign is on hold. The Jets receiver is facing a two-game suspension for violating the league's performance-enhancing substances policy, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Friday, per sources informed of the... more

AFC EAST: PATRIOTS DOLPHINS BILLS JETS OTHER DIVISIONS Wondering if and how your NFL team can make the playoffs in the coming season? Adam Rank and Marc Sessler have you covered in this ongoing series, as they provide five reasons w... more

Malik Jackson is doubling down on his prediction for perfection in Jacksonville. "I think we're going 16-0," the Jaguars defensive behemoth told TMZ Sports. "I'm callin' it, 16-0. I don't think anybody can beat us as long as we stay healthy and... more

The starry, wondrously unique career of Darrelle Revis has come to an end. The seven-time Pro Bowl cornerback announced his retirement from the NFL on Wednesday: ‚?? Darrelle Revis (@Revis24) July 18, 2018 The... more

AFC: North East South West NFC: North South West East Training camp is quickly approaching, which means it's time to preview the most exciting part of the summer. With camps opening later this month, Jeremy Bergman, Herbie... more

AFC EAST: BILLS PATRIOTS DOLPHINS JETS OTHER DIVISIONS Wondering if and how your NFL team can make the playoffs in the coming season? Adam Rank and Marc Sessler have you covered in this ongoing series, as they provide five reasons w... more

Arizona rolled into the offseason without a quarterback, but today the Cardinals are flush with options. Veteran Sam Bradford and first-rounder Josh Rosen are weeks away from engaging in a training camp tussle to decipher this year's starter. All... more

NFC NORTH: LIONS BEARS PACKERS VIKINGS OTHER DIVISIONS Wondering if and how your NFL team can make the playoffs in the coming season? Adam Rank and Marc Sessler have you covered in this ongoing series, as they provide five reasons w... more

The Browns opted not to pick a player in Wednesday's supplemental draft, but they aren't done finessing the roster. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported that Cleveland spent the day working out former CFL defensive back Jordan Holland, accordi... more

NFC NORTH: PACKERS LIONS BEARS VIKINGS OTHER DIVISIONS Wondering if and how your NFL team can make the playoffs in the coming season? Adam Rank and Marc Sessler have you covered in this ongoing series, as they provide five reasons w... more

Andre Johnson finished his career as the all-time leading pass-catcher for the Texans. He dominated the league for 12 years in Houston, piling up seven 1,000-yard seasons and 64 touchdowns for the franchise. It's one of the club's current receivers... more

David Tepper's purchase of the Carolina Panthers is in the books. The team announced Monday that the sale of the franchise to Tepper, the billionaire hedge fund manager, has closed. "I am thrilled to begin this new era of Carolina Panthers footb... more

AFC NORTH: RAVENS BROWNS STEELERS BENGALS OTHER DIVISIONS Wondering if and how your NFL team can make the playoffs in the coming season? Adam Rank and Marc Sessler have you covered in this ongoing series, as they provide five reasons... more

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Jameis Winston's punishment is now official. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback has been suspended for the first three games of the regular season for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy, the league announced Thursday. News of Winston's... more

NFC WEST: SEAHAWKS CARDINALS 49ERS RAMS OTHER DIVISIONS Wondering if and how your NFL team can make the playoffs in the coming season? Adam Rank and Marc Sessler have you covered in this ongoing series, as they provide five reasons... more

If Michael Thomas has flown under the radar in New Orleans, you can blame the team's front office. After all, it was general manager Mickey Loomis who went out and drafted Alvin Kamara and Marshon Lattimore, a pair of headline-stealing rookies who... more

Around the globe, next-level Madden enthusiasts have previewed an on-screen Rams defense for 2018 that stars wild behemoth Ndamukong Suh paired with game-plan destroyer Aaron Donald. In our world, Donald's participation has hit a snag. Nestled i... more

NFC WEST: 49ERS SEAHAWKS RAMS CARDINALS OTHER DIVISIONS Wondering if and how your NFL team can make the playoffs in the coming season? Adam Rank and Marc Sessler have you covered in this ongoing series, as they provide five reasons... more

It hasn't been a good offseason for safeties, but things are looking up for Ron Parker. The free-agent backstop signed a one-year deal with the Falcons on Monday, a source told NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. The Falcons later confirmed the signing.... more

Free agency hasn't been kind to veteran safeties. NFL backstops have struggled to find work, something Tre Boston has experienced firsthand after recently turning down a low-level offer from the Cardinals. "It's kinda' rough man, they got us wher... more

Gene Steratore is marching off into the great night. The longtime NFL referee is retiring after 15 seasons in pro football, according to Al Riveron, the league's senior VP of officiating. Steratore made his intentions known to Riveron on Friday,... more

The San Francisco 49ers have made it clear how they feel about Laken Tomlinson. The team on Friday inked their starting left guard to a three-year extension, a source told NFL Network's Mike Garafolo. The deal is worth up to $18 million and comes p... more

AFC SOUTH: COLTS TITANS TEXANS JAGUARS OTHER DIVISIONS Wondering if and how your NFL team can make the playoffs in the coming season? Adam Rank and Marc Sessler have you covered in this ongoing series, as they provide five reasons w... more

AFC SOUTH: TEXANS COLTS TITANS JAGUARS OTHER DIVISIONS Wondering if and how your NFL team can make the playoffs in the coming season? Adam Rank and Marc Sessler have you covered in this ongoing series, as they provide five reasons w... more

NFC SOUTH: FALCONS SAINTS BUCCANEERS PANTHERS OTHER DIVISIONS Wondering if and how your NFL team can make the playoffs in the coming season? Adam Rank and Marc Sessler have you covered in this ongoing series, as they provide five re... more

NFC SOUTH: SAINTS BUCCANEERS FALCONS PANTHERS OTHER DIVISIONS Wondering if and how your NFL team can make the playoffs in the coming season? Adam Rank and Marc Sessler have you covered in this ongoing series, as they provide five re... more

Does Jarvis Landry prefer his current quarterback to his last one? It sure sounds that way. Cleveland's newly minted wideout went out of his way Thursday to praise Browns quarterback Tyrod Taylor while taking a not-so-subtle dig at his former... more

AFC WEST: RAIDERS CHARGERS CHIEFS BRONCOS OTHER DIVISIONS Wondering if and how your NFL team can make the playoffs in the coming season? Adam Rank and Marc Sessler have you covered in this ongoing series, as they provide five reasons... more

If you're a Browns player assuming the equipment staff will compliantly paste the team's traditional black-and-white stripe on your helmet this summer -- think again, pal. This offseason, the roster is toiling away with plain orange headgear -- no... more

The New York Jets are down a safety. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday that Rontez Miles underwent surgery to repair a torn meniscus. According to a source, the procedure is expected to shelve the veteran backstop for three to fou... more

Chuck Pagano admitted this week that Andrew Luck's presence in Indy "got me more years than I probably deserved ." The former Colts coach knows it ended poorly with the team, but he's determined to earn a second chance in the NFL. "I mean, I'm yo... more

Josh Gordon has seen his share of quarterbacks in Cleveland. The newest of them all, Baker Mayfield, is still getting used to the sight of Gordon. "I've never seen anybody like him, bar none," the rookie quarterback told reporters on Tuesday, pe... more

Things are looking up for the Texans. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday that Houston's two biggest assets -- promising quarterback Deshaun Watson and star defender J.J. Watt -- are rapidly on the mend from last year's injuries. Acco... more

AFC WEST: CHIEFS CHARGERS BRONCOS RAIDERS OTHER DIVISIONS Wondering if and how your NFL team can make the playoffs in the coming season? Adam Rank and Marc Sessler have you covered in this ongoing series, as they provide five reasons... more

The Packers have one their starting wideouts back in the fold. Davante Adams returned to the field for Monday's organized team activities after missing the past two weeks with a hamstring injury, per ESPN's Rob Demovsky. Tabbed as one of Green... more

Odell Beckham was a no-show at Monday's organized team activities, but the Giants continue to hold out hope their star receiver will soon take the field. Coach Pat Shurmur told reporters that Beckham will "possibly" be medically cleared for next w... more

When the 49ers open their season against the Minnesota Vikings, Victor Bolden won't be there to lend a hand. San Francisco's return man from 2017 has been suspended for the first four games of the 2018 regular season for violating the league's poli... more

The concept of Antonio Gates returning to the Chargers is picking up steam. Veteran quarterback Philip Rivers wants the veteran tight end back on the roster -- and he might not be alone. Chargers general manager Tom Telesco acknowledged Friday t... more

Another first-rounder is in the books. The Chargers on Friday inked safety Derwin James to his rookie contract, the team announced. James' deal is for four-years and worth $12.39 million, a source told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. The deal... more

Josh Allen has been tucked away with the third-stringers in Buffalo, but he hasn't gone unnoticed by at least one Bills starter. Talented second-year cornerback Tre'Davious White is impressed with the handiwork of the team's rookie quarterback, cho... more

NFC EAST: REDSKINS EAGLES COWBOYS GIANTS OTHER DIVISIONS Wondering if and how your NFL team can make the playoffs in the coming season? Adam Rank and Marc Sessler have you covered in this ongoing series, as they provide five reasons... more


The Cardinals are in need of safety help. Enter Tre Boston, currently on an airplane zooming toward Arizona, according to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo. The free-agent safety is set for a team visit after spending last season with the Chargers. Bos... more

The Green Bay Packers have padded their offensive line. The team announced Wednesday that Byron Bell has been signed to an undisclosed deal. The 29-year-old Bell spent last season as a backup to All-Pro Cowboys left tackle Tyron Smith, playing 2... more

Sean McVay's Rams took the league by storm last autumn, scorching opponents with an air-and-ground attack that led the NFL in points. The team's newest defensive stars still can't believe what they're seeing. "We got an introduction to that McVay... more

NFC EAST: COWBOYS EAGLES GIANTS REDSKINS OTHER DIVISIONS Wondering if and how your NFL team can make the playoffs in the coming season? Adam Rank and Marc Sessler have you covered in this ongoing series, as they provide five reasons... more

You: Leisurely dipping into the joy of a new summer, grilling juicy steaks, spending days at the beach, brushing off all human responsibility to live a little. Us: Still thinking about football. Always. It's the 29th of May, which means we're... more

They could go anywhere. Amsterdam. Ibiza. South Beach. Cancun. Any white-hot vacation spot would do. Instead, they've come here, halfway across the world to a hushed, tucked-away airstrip in the northeastern wing of Italy. Five NFL players --... more

The long and winding career of Vincent Jackson is officially over. The veteran receiver is "very happily retired" from the NFL, agent Jonathan Feinsod told ESPN. Jackson sat out last season after spending the previous five years with the Buccane... more

Jason Garrett has just one losing season in Dallas since taking over as the Cowboys' full-time coach in 2011. He also boasts just two playoff appearances, which left one former Cowboys star asking why Garrett is still in charge . "When you really... more

San Francisco's massive defensive end is on the mend. Arik Armstead is recovering from offseason foot surgery, a source told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. The procedure was described to Rapoport as a "minor cleanup." The 6-foot-7, 292-pound... more

Peyton Manning and Tiger Woods are at it again. The retired star quarterback and iconic golfer are set to join forces May 30 for the pro-am at The Memorial Tournament in Dublin, Ohio. Tournament officials announced the pairing Wednesday. The... more

Terrance West is wandering the country in search of work. The former Browns and Ravens running back spent Tuesday visiting the Colts, a source told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. He's scheduled to visit the Jacksonville Jaguars on Wednesday, Rap... more

The Chargers hope Forrest Lamp can hit the ground running as a starter in his second pro season. First, though, the offensive lineman must heal from a "little clean up" on his knee, Los Angeles coach Anthony Lynn told NFL Network's Steve Wyche. "... more

The Texans have a plan -- a specific one -- for Tyrann Mathieu. After lining up all over the field during his run with the Arizona Cardinals, "The Honey Badger" will operate purely as a safety in Houston. At least for now. "We talked about that w... more

Dez Bryant remains a man without a home, but one former teammate has a feeling where the free-agent wideout might wind up. "I think Dez is certainly going to have some great opportunities. He's motivated and I think he's going to end up going to th... more

It's one and done in Carolina for Russell Shepard. The Panthers released the veteran wideout, a source on Monday told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. The team later made the news official. Shepherd reportedly requested his release after declin... more

The Cowboys have hammered out a contract with their first-round pick. The team on Friday agreed to terms with rookie linebacker Leighton Vander Esch, a source told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. Dallas later announced the signing . The No. 19... more

Mason Rudolph will not apologize for landing with the Steelers. One week after veteran quarterback Ben Roethlisberger questioned why Pittsburgh used a third-round pick on the rookie quarterback, Rudolph shrugged off the notion that he's under pres... more

When Ryan Tannehill went down last season, the Dolphins pounded the pavement for a veteran passer and lured Jay Cutler -- for better or worse -- to Miami. This time around, coach Adam Gase is confident his quarterback room, backed by Brock Osweiler... more

The Washington Redskins arguably pulled off a steal by grabbing Derrius Guice with the 59th-overall pick in last month's draft. The 218-pound bulldozing runner out of LSU reminds scouts of Ezekiel Elliott on the ground, but can Guice develop into a... more

Loaded with pass rushers, the Broncos are preparing for life beyond Shane Ray. The team is not expected to pick up the outside linebacker's fifth-year option, a source told NFL Network's James Palmer. A 2015 first-round draft pick, Ray finds hims... more

Today, Baker Mayfield is firmly entrenched as Cleveland's quarterback of tomorrow. In another reality, though, the former Oklahoma star might have wound up in Foxborough as the heir apparent to the 40-year-old Tom Brady. Mayfield's agent, Jack Mi... more


The Jacksonville Jaguars have plucked up a quarterback. The team on Saturday selected Nebraska's Tanner Lee with their sixth-round pick (No. 203 overall) in the 2018 NFL Draft. The 6-foot-4, 217-pound Lee boasts a strong arm, but struggled with... more

The Dallas Cowboys have landed a brand-new signal-caller. The team on Saturday selected Western Kentucky's Mike White with their fifth-round pick (No. 171 overall) in the 2018 NFL Draft. The 6-foot-4, 222-pound White started 27 games for the... more

Maurice Hurst has finally found an NFL home. The defensive tackle out of Michigan was picked up by Oakland in the fifth round (No. 140 overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft. The Raiders moved up to grab Hurst, swinging a trade with the Colts that saw Oa... more

Kenyan Drake and Frank Gore have company in Miami. The Dolphins on Saturday used their fourth-round pick (No. 131 overall) on running back Kalen Ballage out of Arizona State. NFL Network draft guru Mike Mayock called Ballage a 225-pound "finesse... more

The New York Giants have unearthed a quarterback. Big Blue on Saturday used their fourth-round pick (No. 108 overall) to select Richmond's Kyle Lauletta. "Solid game tape," said NFL Network draft expert Mike Mayock, who credited Lauletta with... more

Greg Olsen has company in Carolina. The Panthers kicked off Day 3 of the draft by nabbing tight end Ian Thomas out of Indiana at No. 101 overall in the fourth round Saturday. Thomas is an uber-athletic, pass-catching tight end who drew comparison... more

The 49ers are keeping Jaquiski Tartt around for the long haul. The team on Friday inked the fourth-year safety to a two-year contract extension that will keep him in San Francisco through 2020. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported that Tart... more

Jay Cutler is ready to walk away from football. Again. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Friday that the 34-year-old veteran quarterback is expected to retire for the second year in a row. Per Rapoport, Cutler "may be coming to a reality... more

The New England Patriots are busy rebuilding their offensive line. Smack dab in the middle of the NFL draft, the team has finalized a trade for 49ers tackle Trent Brown, the team announced Friday. In exchange for the 6-foot-8, 355-pound blocker,... more

Tucked away inside a rushing flood of draft picks Thursday night, the Oakland Raiders struck a trade for a playmaking wide receiver. The Silver and Black acquired the slippery, super-fast Martavis Bryant from Pittsburgh in exchange for the No. 79... more

Baker Mayfield is Cleveland's quarterback of tomorrow. As for today, the first-overall pick in the draft is prepared to sit and learn behind Tyrod Taylor, the veteran signal-caller scheduled to start from wire-to-wire for the Browns in 2018.... more

The Patriots have brought a little bit of Georgia to Massachusetts. New England on Thursday used the No. 31 pick in the 2018 NFL Draft to grab Bulldogs running back Sony Michel. The selection came eight picks after Bill Belichick and friends grabbe... more

The Atlanta Falcons have found a brand-new weapon for quarterback Matt Ryan. The team on Thursday nabbed Alabama wideout Calvin Ridley with the No. 26 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. The explosive Ridley becomes the second wideout off the boa... more

The wideout-needy Cowboys were widely expected to take a receiver during Thursday night's first round. Instead, Dallas flipped the script to add a playmaker on defense. The 'Boys picked linebacker Leighton Vander Esch out of Boise State with the... more

NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport made it clear this week the New Orleans Saints were a candidate to move up in the 2018 NFL Draft. Ultimately, Mr. RapSheet was correct. The Saints on Thursday night swung a trade with the Packers -- rising from No... more

The Cleveland Browns have kicked off the first round of the draft with a pair of surprises. After making quarterback Baker Mayfield the first-overall pick on Thursday night, the team bypassed pass-rusher Bradley Chubb in favor of cornerback Denzel... more

At long last, we have our answer. Cleveland's twisting, twirling and wholly unpredictable path toward the first-overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft reached its final destination Thursday night with the selection of quarterback Baker Mayfield. The Br... more

While the Browns aren't planning to shop the No. 1 pick in this week's draft, Cleveland's fourth-overall selection is a different story. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport and NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported Wednesday that Cleveland has engaged... more

John Dorsey -- and John Dorsey alone -- knows how this will end. The Browns general manager told NFL Network's Steve Wyche that he "hasn't even told [his] wife" who Cleveland will select with the first-overall pick in the draft come Thursday night.... more

The NFL's exclusive fifth-year option party rolls on. The Dolphins on Tuesday became the latest team to join the fray, exercising DeVante Parker's fifth-year team option . Worth roughly $9.5 million, the move keeps Miami's 25-year-old wideout under... more

We're all witness to a pair of no-brainer moves out of Los Angeles. The Rams on Tuesday picked up running back Todd Gurley's fifth-year option. The club did the same with traded-for cornerback Marcus Peters, the Rams announced . Both players are no... more

The Indianapolis Colts have found the perfect place for Reggie Wayne. The team announced Tuesday that the celebrated receiver will be inducted into the Colts Ring of Honor at Lucas Oil Stadium during halftime of Indy's Nov. 18 game against the... more

Jaguars coach Doug Marrone has made it clear all offseason what Jacksonville needs from Blake Bortles come September: A tangible uptick in play. "We're looking to see great improvement from him going into this next season," Marrone said at the NFL... more

If Aaron Rodgers is "frustrated" over his lack of input in Green Bay, that's not what new general manager Brian Gutekunst had in mind. Amid reports that Rodgers, the team's star quarterback, felt burned by the club moving on from wideout Jordy Nel... more

The Raiders have made their feelings clear on Amari Cooper. The team on Monday exercised the fifth-year option on their lead wideout, putting to bed a brief rash of hemming and hawing over Cooper's future in Oakland. The option is set to be worth... more

The Steelers aren't ready to give up on Bud Dupree. Pittsburgh on Monday exercised the fifth-year option on the team's 25-year-old pass-rusher, a source told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. Dupree's price tag for 2019 comes in at a robust $9.232... more

When it comes to Jadeveon Clowney, the Texans are all about hammering out a long-term deal. "I won't discuss our negotiations publicly, but I'm optimistic that something can be done ," Houston general manager Brian Gaine said Friday at the team's... more

The National Football League is down to just its final McCown. While 38-year-old Josh still toils under center for the New York Jets, his younger brother, Luke McCown, is calling it quits. The 36-year-old career backup passer announced his retire... more

Dez Bryant has yet to find a home. The Honey Badger would like to fix that in a hurry. Newly signed Texans defensive back Tyrann Mathieu made his pitch for Houston's front office to sign Bryant, the veteran wideout suddenly released by the Cowboys... more

The Bills figure as a raging lock to pick a rookie quarterback in next week's draft. That would loom as ill news for AJ McCarron, but Buffalo's free-agent addition isn't losing any sleep. "Listen, I can't worry about that because it creates menta... more

One draft can change everything. For all the white noise surrounding free agency, history shows that Super Bowl champions and burgeoning dynasties are constructed in April with the right people picking the right college prospects. Jimmy Johnson's... more

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- to the surprise of nobody -- are putting their faith in Jameis Winston. The team on Tuesday picked up the quarterback's $20.922 million fifth-year option. The deadline to employ the injury-guaranteed option on players fr... more

Ziggy Ansah has been a ghost during Detroit's offseason conditioning program, but that's about to change. The team's most valuable pass rusher returned from Ghana on Monday and signed his $17.14 million franchise tag on Tuesday, the Lions announce... more

The Seabass has found a new home upstream in the Pacific Northwest. Veteran kicker Sebastian Janikowski on Friday signed a one-year contract with the Seattle Seahawks, a source told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. The team quickly confirmed the... more

Dez Bryant's storied run with the Dallas Cowboys has come to a sudden end. The team on Friday released the veteran wideout. The move comes after the 29-year-old Bryant met with Cowboys owner Jerry Jones , who personally broke the news of the club... more

For Mike Wallace, the challenge is clear. The Eagles receiver -- weighing in at a crisp 200 pounds -- is set to earn a $585,000 incentive if he manages to weigh in under 250 pounds by Monday's start to Philly's offseason program. Chalk it up as a... more

With his Spring League stint in the books, Johnny Manziel is left to ponder what comes next in his quest to play quarterback. On Thursday evening, the former Cleveland Browns first-rounder played in his second and final game with the developmental... more

Derek Newton's career with the Texans is a wrap. The team on Thursday announced the release of the veteran offensive tackle, capping an injury-plagued final two seasons in Houston. The 30-year-old Newton ruptured his patellar tendon in both knees... more

The Browns are making sure one of their big-name acquisitions is around for the long haul -- but it won't come cheap. Cleveland signed traded-for wideout Jarvis Landry to a five-year contract extension, the Browns announced Friday. Per NFL Network... more

When it comes to the future of star tight end Rob Gronkowski in New England, Robert Kraft is at peace. The Patriots owner is aware that Gronkowski openly contemplated retirement after New England's Super Bowl loss to the Eagles, but everything Kra... more

Cameron Meredith is bound for New Orleans. The Chicago Bears have decided not to match the two-year, $10 million offer sheet the restricted free-agent wideout inked last week with the Saints, a source told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. Rapop... more

This month's draft offers the deepest pool of potential franchise quarterbacks we've seen all century. With a possible four passers set to be taken with the first five picks, Marc Sessler has updated his rankings of each QB class since the turn of th... more

NFC: NORTH EAST WEST SOUTH RANKS AFC: NORTH EAST WEST SOUTH RANKS Our Roster Reset series takes a division-by-division look at where things stand across the league heading into the 2018 NFL Draft. Marc Sessler examine... more


Friday's rash of transactions included a head-turning move from the Jon Gruden-led Raiders. Oakland announced the release of popular and productive punter Marquette King. The dumping of King comes as a surprise. A Pro Bowl alternate last season... more

Kendall Wright is sticking around in the NFC North. The former Titans and Bears wideout signed with the Vikings on Friday. Wright spent last season in Chicago, where he hauled in a team-leading 59 receptions for 614 yards and one score. The form... more

If Patriots fans can't help but ponder New England's fate had Malcolm Butler played in the Super Bowl -- they're not alone. Malcolm Butler thinks about it, too. "I never missed a game. Never missed practice or anything like that. Would we have wo... more

Something is bound to go wrong. It usually does when we sit around confidently telling you who won or lost free agency. Fans and analysts alike spend the middle of March frothing over teams that ransack the marketplace and shell out massive-money... more

Orlando Scandrick spent the past decade clashing on-field with the Washington Redskins. Now he's joining them. The 'Skins on Monday landed the former Dallas Cowboys cornerback with a two-year pact worth up to $10 million, a source told NFL Network'... more

The Patriots have dipped their hand into the free-agent pool. New England signed open-market defensive end Adrian Clayborn, a source told NFL Network's Mike Garafolo on Friday. The team later confirmed the signing. Set to turn 30 in July, Claybor... more

This time around, the Ravens found a wideout they plan to keep. Baltimore is signing free-agent pass-catcher Michael Crabtree to a three-year, $21 million deal, a source told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. The pact includes $8 million guaranteed... more

One day ago, the Chiefs had nobody in their quarterback room beyond starter Patrick Mahomes. That has changed. The Chiefs signed Chad Henne to serve as Kansas City's veteran backup. NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reports Henne's contract is for two... more

Vontaze Burfict is facing yet another league-mandated punishment. The Bengals linebacker has been hit with a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport confirmed Friday.... more

Be careful when it comes to measuring teams in March. Free agency too often doubles as an intoxicant, a hazy elixir that sweeps over fans and analysts like a drunken cloud. Completely forgetting the rash of massive free agency deals of old that... more

Cleveland's constantly churning roster continues to add and drop names at a fever pitch. The Browns on Thursday traded away veteran cornerback Jason McCourty and a 2018 seventh-round pick to the Patriots in exchange for New England's 2018 sixth-rou... more

The Panthers have found a replacement for Star Lotulelei. Carolina is signing defensive tackle Dontari Poe to a three-year deal worth between $9 million and $10 million annually, a source told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. The 27-year-old Poe... more

Don't call him a bridge. Introduced Thursday as Cleveland's newest quarterback, Tyrod Taylor made it crystal clear he doesn't plan to simply log a few starts before giving way to a fill-in-the-blank rookie passer. "I don't necessarily view myself... more

Tom Savage is bringing his act to New Orleans. The free-agent quarterback is signing †with the Saints, per a tweet from his agent. NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports Savage's deal is for one-year and worth $1.5 million. He receives a $100,000 si... more

As Case Keenum†arrives in Denver, another Broncos quarterback could be on the way out. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday that Trevor Siemian has a "few interested teams" sniffing around for a potential trade, according to sources... more

He was their rock through a million Sundays in Cleveland. Now he's gone. Joe Thomas. The ultra-reliable left tackle who announced his retirement from the Browns on Wednesday after 11 pristine seasons. Joe Thomas. The constant left-side-of-the... more

Jonathan Stewart is heading to The Big Apple. The former Carolina Panthers running back signed with the New York Giants, the team announced Tuesday . NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports Stewart's deal is for two years and worth up to $8.4 mi... more

With Kirk Cousins out of the mix, the Cardinals have moved to Plan B. NFL Network's Tiffany Blackmon reported Tuesday that free-agent quarterback Sam Bradford will sign with Arizona. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport cited the deal as a one-year p... more

The quarterback-needy Vikings have taken a decisive lead in the open-market chase for Kirk Cousins. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday that Cousins -- the prize of free agency -- is likely to sign a three-year deal from the Vikings... more

The New Orleans Saints have buried any lingering questions about the future of Drew Brees. The team on Tuesday struck a two-year deal with their star quarterback worth $50 million -- including $27 million in guarantees -- sources told NFL Network... more

The Saints don't plan to let Drew Brees escape. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported "significant progress" was made Monday toward a new two-year deal for Brees during the star quarterback's visit to the facility, according to sources. "The be... more

Kirk Cousins is about to make one quarterback-needy team extremely happy come Wednesday's official launch into free agency. What becomes of those other clubs, though, who fail to land the former Redskins starter? Here's what we learned Monday abo... more

Tamba Hali's marvelous decade-plus run in Kansas City is over. The Chiefs released the veteran outside linebacker on Monday, the team announced. It's a move reporters close to the team expected all along, with Hali turning 35 in December and set... more

As the Raiders continue to craft and fine-tune Jon Gruden's roster for 2018, Oakland is parting ways with at least one big-name veteran. The Silver and Black have released cornerback Sean Smith, the team announced Monday. Smith's departure has pl... more

When Tom Brady finally calls it quits, football won't be the only factor. The Patriots star quarterback told ABC's Good Morning America on Monday that the timing of his retirement will have plenty to do with family. "You can't make decisions jus... more

Capping a week that's seen the Eagles, Seahawks and Rams wheel-and-deal like madmen, the Browns are closing Friday with three big-time deals. Cleveland has agreed to acquire Jarvis Landry from the Miami Dolphins in exchange for a 2018 fourth-round... more

The NFL's wave of fever-dream trade action rages on. Looking to overhaul their receiving room, the Carolina Panthers have agreed to acquire Torrey Smith from the Eagles in exchange for cornerback Daryl Worley, sources told NFL Network Insider Ian... more

Richard Sherman's marvelous and memorable run in Seattle is over. Sherman told NFL Network's Tom Pelissero he has been released by the Seahawks after seven seasons in the Pacific Northwest. Sherman's departure opens up $11 million in salary-cap spa... more

Free agency kicks off next week, but for Muhammad Wilkerson, the search for a new team has already begun. Released last month by the Jets, Wilkerson visited the Packers on Thursday and left without a deal, according to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapop... more

With next week's free-agency onslaught just around the bend, teams are gearing up to recruit the biggest names on the open market. In Cincinnati, Joe Mixon is ahead of the pack. The Bengals running back made an open pitch to Sammy Watkins, asking... more

The Seahawks are dumping players left and right on defense. On offense, though, they're looking to add help. NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported that veteran running back Jonathan Stewart is visiting the team on Thursday in hopes of finding a n... more

The Seattle Seahawks are preparing to look vastly different in 2018. Amid reports that cornerback Richard Sherman is on his way out the door , defensive lineman Michael Bennett is being traded to the Philadelphia Eagles, sources told NFL Network In... more

TEAM-BY-TEAM PICTURE: Running back Wide receiver Cornerback Quarterback It's roster-remake season, as NFL teams get ready to overhaul or tweak the personnel formulas upon which their 2018 fortunes hinge. Before free agency and the draft... more

The Kenny Britt Experience will rage on for another season at the NFL level. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday the hot-and-cold veteran receiver was informed by the Patriots that his option has been picked up, according to a source... more

The Chicago Bears don't plan to let Kyle Fuller get away -- not easily, at least. The team applied the transition tag to their talented young cornerback. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport first reported the development. Slapping the transition... more

Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome promised to "leave no stones unturned" in revamping Baltimore's paper-thin receiver room. Under Stone No. 1 : Donte Moncrief? NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport called the former Colts pass-catcher a "match tha... more

Few players generated more hype last offseason than John Ross. Instead of barnstorming the league, though, Cincinnati's first-round wideout operated as a ghost during an injury-plagued, disappointing rookie campaign. The wayward debut served as a... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Kansas City Chiefs wiped out any notion of a quarterback controversy this offseason by agreeing to ship Alex Smith to the Washington Redskins. The veteran's exodus opened up a clear path to the starting role for second-year pas... more


INDIANAPOLIS -- We're one step closer to a Johnny Manziel return to the National Football League. NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported Wednesday that the former first-round pick of the Cleveland Browns "is in touch with multiple NFL head coaches" i... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Dallas Cowboys have yet to make a decision on what to do about Dez Bryant. With the veteran wideout set to make $12.5 million in 2018, team executive VP Stephen Jones recently called Bryant's salary a "tough one" for the 'Boys... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Browns house burning question marks at quarterback, safety, wide receiver, running back and a flock of other positions. Will Cleveland be forced to add left tackle to the list? With All-Pro bookend Joe Thomas still pondering h... more

The new league year launches on March 14, but that's just a date in time. This week's NFL Scouting Combine marks the true beginning of the madness and frenzy stirred up by flocks of front-office men, coaches and heat-seeking agents gathered togethe... more

Kurt Coleman is suddenly looking for work. The Carolina Panthers have released the veteran safety the team announced Monday. The move opens up $2.65 million in cap space, with the rest of Coleman's $5.25 million hit absorbed in dead cash. The... more

Add Minnesota to the list of teams heat-seeking a new starting quarterback. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that the Vikings are not expected to apply the franchise tag to Case Keenum, allowing last year's breakout starter to hit... more

The Jaguars are done with Chris Ivory. The team on Friday released the veteran running back after two up-and-down seasons in Jacksonville, saving the team $3.6 million in salary-cap room, per . The Jaguars also parted ways with... more

Will the Seahawks tag Sheldon Richardson -- or won't they? NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday that Seattle is unlikely to slap the franchise label on the defensive tackle they traded for in September. Echoing what coach Pete Carro... more

The Colts have made it official with Adam Vinatieri. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday that the team and its enduring veteran kicker reached agreement on a one-year, $3.6 million deal with $2 million guaranteed, according to a sour... more

Alshon Jeffery's season-long heroics in Philadelphia came with a cost. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported the Eagles wideout underwent successful surgery Wednesday on a torn rotator cuff, per a source informed of the situation. Jeffery pla... more

Next week's NFL Scouting Combine promises to deliver a whirlwind of chatter, gossip and juicy rumors. The machine is already churning in Denver, where the future of quarterback Trevor Siemian is entirely up in the air. NFL Network Insider Ian Rap... more

AFC fits NFC fits The free-agency period is drawing ever closer, but for now, it remains a future proposition -- which means there's still space to dream up team-player pairings that tantalize with the promise of just how right they feel. Pu... more

The Eagles have pinpointed a new offensive coordinator. NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported Tuesday that in-house assistant Mike Groh has been chosen to fill the void left by Frank Reich, according to a source with knowledge of the team's plans. R... more

With 39-year-old kicker Sebastian Janikowski out the door in Oakland , Tom Brady now stands in a class of his own in every possible sense. The Patriots quarterback remains the final player from the 2000 NFL Draft employed by the team that picked h... more

The long, proud run of the Seabass is over in Oakland. Kicker Sebastian Janikowski was informed by the Raiders that he will not be brought back for the 2018 season. "The Raider Nation salutes Sebastian Janikowski as the sun sets on his illustriou... more

Scheduled to hit the open market next month, free-agent quarterback Kirk Cousins is set to become the subject of a massive bidding war for his services. Browns bookend Joe Thomas wants to put that contest to bed before it starts. Responding to a... more

You either have a franchise passer -- or you don't. That's life in today's NFL, meaning the offseason to-do list is far more pressure-packed for teams still questing for a quarterback. Land one -- like the Niners did with Jimmy Garoppolo -- and... more

A decade-plus after starting his coaching career as a Colts intern, Frank Reich is back in Indianapolis under a brand new title: head coach . The Colts on Tuesday introduced Reich to the media, an episode of fanfare coming less than a week after th... more

The Cardinals have a new coach in Steve Wilks. They're teed up for a new starting quarterback, too, after Carson Palmer called it quits following 15 seasons in the NFL. Team owner Michael Bidwill made it clear that Arizona will address the most... more

The league has selected who will square off in this summer's annual Hall of Fame Game. The Baltimore Ravens will face the Chicago Bears on Thursday, August 2, 2018, at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio. The Ravens are making their... more

As the glow of Super Bowl LII dims, the beat goes on. The NFL Scouting Combine, free agency and the draft will vastly reshape all 32 teams into new creations. Just look at the Eagles. A year ago, Chase Daniel sat as the understudy to a... more

Jimmy Garoppolo became a dangerously wealthy man on Thursday. He's about to have company. Garoppolo's massive five-year, $137.5 million contract with the San Francisco 49ers made him the richest player in NFL history -- a feat destined to be toppe... more

In a league that waits for no team, the Colts have but one option: move forward. Jilted in jaw-dropping fashion on Tuesday by Josh McDaniels, who withdrew from an agreement to become Indy's head coach to remain with the Patriots, the Colts find... more

MINNEAPOLIS -- During a wild Super Bowl Sunday characterized by a stunning display of offensive football, the Eagles' defense never doubted their big moment would come. Philadelphia's storybook 41-33 win over the mighty Patriots came on a day in w... more

Doug Pederson tugged the Eagles to the Super and Bill Belichick can do no wrong, but this year's voters looked elsewhere for the game's most transformative coach. Sean McVay of the Los Angeles Rams was announced as the 2017 NFL Coach of the Year du... more

The Vikings are in the rear-view mirror for newly hired Giants coach Pat Shurmur, but his handiwork in Minnesota hasn't been forgotten. The talented offensive play-caller was named Assistant Coach of the Year by the Associated Press during Saturday... more

They aren't playing in the Super Bowl, but the Pittsburgh Steelers received some welcome news on Thursday. The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center announced that linebacker Ryan Shazier has been discharged from the UPMC Rehabilitation Institute... more

Doug Pederson went next level on Wednesday to give his Eagles players a feel for Super Bowl Sunday. Philadelphia's head coach split the day's practice in two with a simulated 30-minute halftime break to match the extended respite they'll experience... more


Rob Gronkowski continues to mine his way through the NFL's concussion protocol. The Patriots tight end was listed as limited during Wednesday's practice for Super Bowl LII, Bill Belichick announced. The Patriots coach clarified that Gronkowski we... more

It's Super Bowl Week and Kirk Cousins hasn't played football in a month. Cousins is all anyone wants to talk about, though, which makes sense after the Redskins hit the ejector seat on their veteran quarterback in favor of Tuesday's stunning trade... more

Who killed JFK? Are we alone in the universe? What on earth constitutes a catch? Three equally beguiling mysteries of the human experience. On Wednesday, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell addressed one of those thorny paradoxes -- the one about the... more

It's been an unusual Super Bowl week in the sense that our loudest headline has nothing to do with the Eagles or Patriots. Washington's stunning trade for Alex Smith has triggered a series of aftershocks around the league. The Redskins have a new... more

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. -- Washington's blockbuster trade for Alex Smith quickly became an out-of-nowhere, heat-seeking talking point during Super Bowl week. Eagles coach Doug Pederson spent three years with Smith in Kansas City, tutoring the experienc... more

Crisco didn't cut it, so the cops in Philly are shifting to Plan B. Should the Eagles upset the Patriots in Super Bowl LII, the city believes it's unearthed a better solution to keep rowdy fanatics from climbing light poles. City workers dubbing... more

Obsessive hours are poured into the task. Pre-dawn mornings. Lamp-lit midnights in the office alone. Watching snap after snap of looped game film in search of that one elusive clue to unpacking the mystery. Teaching signal-callers at the pro leve... more

San Francisco's offseason to-do list is topped by one painfully obvious task: Find a way to keep Jimmy Garoppolo around for years to come. Set to become a free agent, the traded-for quarterback transformed the 49ers down the stretch, guiding a... more

Lodged as the new offensive coordinator of the Browns, Todd Haley left Pittsburgh under a cloud of whispers over his fraught relationship with Ben Roethlisberger. On Wednesday, the Steelers quarterback took the high road while unpacking his six se... more

The Carolina Panthers are in the clear. The NFL and NFL Players Association have completed their joint investigation into the team's handling of the concussion protocol involving Cam Newton during Carolina's playoff loss to the New Orleans Saints.... more

The Panthers are handing over their offense to newly hired play-caller Norv Turner. What does that mean for Cam Newton? Carolina's star quarterback is coming off a campaign that saw him operate as a comprehensive mixed bag. Newton was one of the w... more

As coaches, general managers and scouts descend on this week's Senior Bowl, all eyes will be on a pair of high-profile quarterbacks. Baker Mayfield out of Oklahoma and Wyoming's Josh Allen both loom as first-round prospects at the most important... more

The Cleveland Browns have landed a new offensive coordinator. The team officially announced on Wednesday that Todd Haley is taking the job. Haley spent the past six years as Pittsburgh's play-caller, but the Steelers decided not to renew his cont... more

Instead of preparing for a Super Bowl in their home stadium, the Vikings -- just like that -- are left to ponder an offseason flush with questions. Questions that begin under center, with Minnesota's trio of quarterbacks -- Case Keenum, Sam Bradfor... more

Is this the end of the road for Dick LeBeau? The storied defensive coordinator will not to return with the Titans next season, a source told Jason Wolf of The Tennessean. The 80-year-old LeBeau was informed Monday that he would not be invited to... more

When it mattered most, New England knew who to turn to. With Rob Gronkowski injured and their season on the brink, the Patriots put Sunday's AFC title game in the hands of Danny Amendola -- and he delivered in full. The smallish wideout did it... more

AFC Championship Game NFC Championship Game The Eagles -- rendered underdogs in their own stadium on Sunday -- are Super Bowl-bound after rattling off 38 unanswered points in a 38-7 romp over the Vikings. Here's what we learned from an NFC... more

Todd Haley is out in Pittsburgh. The Steelers are allowing their offensive coordinator to walk, as first reported by NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport on Wednesday. Technically, it's not a firing as Haley's contract expired after the season, bringin... more

Way back in the sweltering days of July, Calais Campbell talked about the Jaguars as a Super Bowl threat. After getting a feel for Jacksonville's roster, the free-agent addition pointed to a team with "all the pieces are in place," and told NFL Ne... more

The New England Patriots field an offense littered with weapons. None of them are more dominant than Rob Gronkowski. The behemoth, playmaking tight end serves as a weekly matchup nightmare for opponents, but the Jaguars bring a strength of their ow... more

As Jaguars coach Doug Marrone prepares his team for Sunday's AFC title clash with the high-and-mighty Patriots, it would be wise to pick the brain of Tom Coughlin. After all, Coughlin, Jacksonville's executive VP of football operations, is embedded... more

Four teams left. Soon to be two. Meeting in one final game to decide it all. Super Bowl LII. Little did we know a year ago that Patriots running back James White would wind up as one of the biggest names in Lombardi lore, or that an entire Falcon... more

You can cross one name off Arizona's lengthy coaching search: Mike Munchak. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday that Pittsburgh's offensive line coach has turned down the chance for a second interview with the Cardinals. #Steelers... more

Shredding the Steelers has earned Blake Bortles a new pocket of supporters -- in Cincinnati. In the wake of Jacksonville's 45-42 playoff win over Pittsburgh, Bengals fans have come out of the woodwork to thank the Jaguars quarterback by donating t... more

The Indianapolis Colts are moving quickly on Josh McDaniels. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport and NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported Monday that the Patriots offensive coordinator is expected to become the team's next head coach when New England'... more

The Tennessee Titans are breaking up with Mike Mularkey. The team and coach parted ways on Monday after failing to come to an agreement about their future together, the Titans announced on their website. "I want to thank Mike Mularkey for his... more

The utterly impossible has unfolded in Minnesota. A seemingly lost Vikings season turned to gold with Case Keenum's incredible, heaven-touched, last-second, 61-yard touchdown strike to Stefon Diggs to seal a 29-24 victory for Minnesota. Facing a... more

Widely dismissed by hordes of football followers, the high-flying Jaguars are on their way to face the Patriots in the AFC Championship Game after thumping the Steelers in Pittsburgh. Here's what we learned from Jacksonville's 45-42 win: 1. The... more

Titans-Patriots Falcons-Eagles Jaguars-Steelers Saints-Vikings The Backstory For months, football fans and analysts alike have confidently pointed to the AFC title game as a predetermined showdown between the Steelers and Patriots.... more

At the worst possible time, the Steelers are dealing with yet another injury on defense. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported that cornerback Artie Burns left Wednesday's practice after suffering a non-contact injury to his right knee, accordi... more

Win or lose against the Jaguars on Sunday, the Steelers have something to be thankful for. For the first time since suffering a scary spinal injury last month, Pittsburgh linebacker Ryan Shazier was on hand Wednesday to watch his teammates practice... more

Cleveland's rapidly growing front office continues to evolve under new general manager John Dorsey. The Browns announced Wednesday they hired former Packers director of football operations Eliot Wolf as the team's new assistant general manager. NFL... more

Mike Tomlin remembers Pittsburgh's 30-9 loss to Jacksonville back in Week 5. His players do, too. Don't expect that ancient game tape, though, to factor too heavily into the planning for Sunday's divisional-round showdown between these two teams.... more

Darrell Bevell's run in Seattle has come to an end. The longtime offensive coordinator of the Seahawks has been fired, according to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. The news was first reported late Tuesday night by Pro Football Talk's Curtis Crabt... more

The Earth spins ever closer to Super Bowl Sunday. With eight teams still alive and kicking, the flock of possible matchups for the Lombardi Trophy is limitless. OK, not true. There are actually 16 possible matchups, a total figured out for this... more

Matt Nagy isn't the only coach on his way out of Kansas City. NFL Network's Tom Pelissero and James Palmer reported Monday that Chiefs assistant head coach Brad Childress is planning to retire after 19 years in the league, according to sources.... more

The Carolina Panthers are finished. Does the same apply to Julius Peppers? The 37-year-old pass rusher hasn't decided on his playing future, according to NFL Network's Tiffany Blackmon. Peppers plans to "take some time to reflect, spend time wit... more

Keep counting out the Titans. That's just fine with Tennessee, the team that authored the largest road playoff comeback since 1957 in a stunning 22-21 wild-card win over the Chiefs. Next up: New England, a powerhouse most humans expect to... more

Hosting their first home playoff game since Y2K, the Jacksonville Jaguars snuffed out the Buffalo Bills 10-3 to advance to the AFC Divisional Round. Here's what you need to know: 1. This white-knuckle affair resembled a brand of football your... more

Mike Mularkey is sticking around as head coach of the Titans. One day after Tennessee stunned the Chiefs in Saturday's wild-card tilt, the franchise publicly backed their coach in a team-issued statement . "Our mantra all season has been to take... more

Tennessee's first playoff game since 2008 will unfold without the services of DeMarco Murray. The Titans on Thursday ruled out the veteran running back due to a lingering knee injury, per Jim Wyatt of the team's official website. The move comes... more

Dolphins coach Adam Gase made it clear on Wednesday that Ryan Tannehill would remain Miami's starting signal-caller in 2018. Whether Jarvis Landry will be around to catch passes from the quarterback is another question. Gase offered a biting cri... more

Titans-Chiefs Falcons-Rams Bills-Jaguars Panthers-Saints The Backstory What a difference a year makes. Last year's Rams were a roaming eyesore, flatlining weekly with an offense less creative than what most SoCal-area high schools... more

Are the Miami Dolphins planning to reboot the machine under center? It doesn't sound like it. Meeting with reporters Wednesday, coach Adam Gase went out of his way to back veteran Ryan Tannehill, saying, per The Miami Herald: "I see him as our... more

Strengths and weaknesses: NFC AFC We've arrived at the doorstep of the games that matter most. The playoffs are here , and this year's flock of NFC contenders are a glorious gaggle of powerful teams dotted with watchable stars. Each of the... more

The brilliant and unusual career of Bruce Arians has come to an end. The Arizona Cardinals coach announced his retirement from coaching during a tearful, emotional news conference Monday. "The tears you see are really tears of joy, peace," Arians... more

The Broncos are staying put with Vance Joseph. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport and NFL Network's James Palmer reported Monday that Denver's first-year head coach will return for a second season in 2018. Broncos football czar John Elway quickly... more

The Oakland Raiders have their sights set on Jon Gruden. One day after firing Jack Del Rio, team ownership remains "confident" that Gruden, their former coach, will assume that position once again, per NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. Gruden,... more

"It's like a bad dream." Those were the words of veteran pass-rusher Terrell Suggs after watching the Baltimore Ravens fall from the threshold of a wild-card berth into total oblivion with Sunday's 31-27 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals, a defeat se... more


Coaching tracker The Chuck Pagano era is over in Indianapolis. The Colts on Sunday fired their coach on the heels of a 4-12 campaign, a source informed of the situation told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. The team later confirmed the move... more

Zero wins. Total darkness. The Cleveland Browns are 0-16. Their inglorious fate was sealed with Sunday's 28-24 loss to the Steelers, despite Pittsburgh sitting star quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and workhorse runner Le'Veon Bell in the... more

Sunday's regular-season finale for the Rams will come packed with a preseason vibe. Locked in for a home playoff game, Los Angeles plans to rest a handful starters against the 49ers in Week 17, coach Sean McVay announced Wednesday. Quarterback Ja... more

A disastrous second season for Eli Apple has come to an inglorious end. The Giants announced Wednesday that the first-round cornerback has been suspended for the team's regular-season finale against the Washington Redskins. Apple was punished "f... more

Dez Bryant has played in 22 straight regular-season games without crossing the 100-yard mark through the air, the longest dry spell of his celebrated career. Four days away from Sunday's regular-season finale with the Eagles, the Cowboys receiver... more

It's no state secret that Chuck Pagano's future with the Colts rests on dangerously thin ice. No final decision has been made on his fate in Indianapolis, but he spoke Wednesday like a man preparing for sweeping change. "The last rodeo is what I... more

It feels like just yesterday we were drenched in the summer months. Gleaning gems from low-octane preseason tilts and angling to read the tea leaves about the autumn campaign ahead. Suddenly, we're days away from the end of the regular season. Th... more

New York's season of discontent rages on. Giants safety Landon Collins spent the day after Christmas unloading on a fellow teammate over Gotham-based radio waves. "That first pick, he's a cancer," Collins said of cornerback Eli Apple on ESPN New... more

For the second year in a row, the huddled-in-darkness Browns will control the first round of the NFL draft. Cleveland secured the No. 1 overall pick with Sunday's 20-3 loss to the Bears, a defeat that left the Browns with a staggering 0-15 mark on... more

What says Christmas more than T.J. Yates in a Texans uniform? Many things, to be fair, but he's the gift you're getting on Monday as part of a nationally televised NFL double-header for you to observe while downing Aunt Regina's Bundt cake and poun... more

Win and you're in. That's the glowing reality for no less than six teams with the power to secure a postseason berth off a victory in Week 16. The Kansas City Chiefs and Tennessee Titans have that chance in the AFC, while the Los Angeles Rams, Ne... more

If he could do it all over again, Sean Payton wouldn't have done it all. The Saints coach acknowledged Wednesday that he regrets having made a choking gesture toward Falcons running back Devonta Freeman when both team clashed back in Week 14. "Li... more

Big Blue's quest to find their next general manager has taken a decisive turn. The Giants announced that Dave Gettleman interviewed for the position Wednesday, sitting down with team president John Mara, chairman Steve Tisch and former general man... more

When Dallas unleashes Ezekiel Elliott on Sunday, workload won't be an issue. Demarcus Lawrence says the Cowboys' star running back is "ready to get the ball 80 times" against the Seahawks in his return from a six-week suspension. "You can tell he... more

Green Bay Packers wideout Davante Adams wasn't happy with Sunday's hit to the head from Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis. Neither was the NFL. The league announced Monday that Davis will be suspended for the final two games of the regular season... more

Bill O'Brien has no plans to bail on the Texans. Houston's coach emphatically denied a report from stating that a "split is imminent" between O'Brien and the Texans organization. "I will never quit as the head coach of the Houston... more

The rising of the Rams. A changing of the guard. A Seahawks team in decline. All of it seemed possible during a Sunday wipeout that saw Los Angeles blow up Seattle 42-7 before a stunned, hushed gathering at CenturyLink Field. The clear-cut hammer... more

Blake Bortles did his part in Sunday's comprehensive scattering of the Texans, but Houston's Jadeveon Clowney remained unimpressed with the Jaguars quarterback. "He trash," said Clowney of Bortles, per the Houston Chronicle. Bortles has a reputa... more

With or without Carson Wentz, the Eagles have sealed up a first-round bye. Sunday's 34-29 win over the Giants guaranteed that Philadelphia (12-2) will watch the wild-card round from home while keeping pace for the No. 1 overall seed in the NFC.... more

Saturday football is back. The NFL has gifted fans with a pair of late-day, nationally televised tilts to kick off the weekend. At least one of them looms as a doozy, with the surging Chargers visiting the up-and-down Chiefs in a game that could... more

Long gone is the wiggle room. With just three weeks left in the regular season, teams no longer have the luxurious opportunity to figure themselves out as December withers away. If you're not in the playoff picture by now, you're set up for som... more

The road to recovery begins now for Carson Wentz. The Eagles quarterback underwent surgery to repair his torn ACL on Wednesday, team owner Jeffrey Lurie told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. #Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie told me Carson Wentz‚??s... more

Will we see Adrian Peterson again this season? That prospect remains in doubt. Cardinals coach Bruce Arians told reporters Wednesday that he has "no idea" if the veteran running back will return after missing the past two games with a neck injury,... more

One week ago, Kenny Britt was stuck in the mud with the worst team in football. One week later, the cantankerous veteran wideout finds himself playing for the greatest powerhouse in professional sports. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported... more

The most fascinating player on the Saints is angling to get back in the lineup sooner than later. Running back Alvin Kamara told reporters Monday he expects to be good to go for Sunday's home game against the New York Jets, per Josh Katzenstein of... more

In the blink of an eye, the NFL has lost one of its brightest young stars for the rest of the season. Eagles coach Doug Pederson confirmed Monday that second-year quarterback Carson Wentz suffered a season-ending knee injury on Sunday, tearing his... more

Houston Texans coach Bill O'Brien believes his team did right by quarterback Tom Savage. One day after the starting passer was lost to a scary concussion in a loss to the 49ers, O'Brien told reporters that Houston's medical staff initially cleared... more

Losing to the Jaguars. Seattle became the latest club to do it, and they weren't thrilled with the feeling of Sunday's 30-24 defeat in Jacksonville. The rough-and-tumble loss for Seattle ended with Seahawks defenders Michael Bennett and Sheldon... more

It didn't take long for the Cleveland Browns to unearth their next front-office figurehead. The team named John Dorsey their new general manager on Thursday night. Dorsey's contract with the Browns is for four years, a source informed of the deal... more

Playoff Picture: NFC AFC While the National Football Conference is preparing to hand fans one of the more fascinating playoff brackets since the 1970 merger, the AFC is refusing to play along. In a dangerously top-heavy conference, we find... more

Sweeping change has come to the winless and searching Cleveland Browns. The Browns fired executive VP of football operations Sashi Brown on Thursday. ESPN first reported the development. "We have great appreciation and gratitude for Sashi's commi... more

It didn't take long for Josh Gordon to catch the eye of one of the league's top defensive backs. Casey Hayward drew the assignment of covering the Browns wideout in a 19-10 Los Angeles win over Cleveland on Sunday. In his first game in three years,... more

Ben McAdoo's stormy run with the New York Giants ended Monday . On Wednesday, the former head coach went out of his way to thank the team. McAdoo issued the following statement, via NFL Network's Kimberly Jones: Ben McAdoo releases statement thru... more

It won't come cheap, but George Iloka's one-game suspension has been wiped away. The league announced Wednesday that appeals officer Derrick Brooks has reduced the Bengals safety's punishment to a $36,464.50 fine. Iloka was flagged for an illegal... more

According to Steelers signal-caller Ben Roethlisberger, JuJu Smith-Schuster was done wrong by the NFL. Reacting Wednesday to the rookie wideout's one-game suspension stemming from Monday night's violence-filled win over the Bengals, Big Ben argued... more

The Detroit Lions sit four games back in the NFC North with four more tilts to play. They rest on the deep fringes of the wild-card picture looking back at two straight, thorny losses, but don't tell coach Jim Caldwell his campaign is shot. "We'... more

Rob Gronkowski will take a seat for Week 14. The Patriots star tight end was suspended one game for violating the NFL's rules on unnecessary roughness, the league announced Monday. Gronkowski appealed the ban, though appointed arbitrator Derrick... more

Can you name a stranger scene from Sunday than Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters jogging back onto the field sockless during Kansas City's ugly 38-31 loss to the Jets? One day later, coach Andy Reid said he is still "evaluating" whether or not Pete... more

Jerry Reese's enduring run with the New York Giants is over. On the same day the team fired embattled coach Ben McAdoo , the Giants are waving farewell to the club's longtime general manager. NFL Network's Aditi Kinkhabwala broke the news Monday... more

Playing his first game in nearly three years, Josh Gordon looked right at home -- and then some. Using his massive frame, game-breaking speed and considerable hand strength, the Browns wideout put up 85 yards off four catches in a 19-10 loss to the... more

The Bills (6-6) put up a fight, but it wasn't enough in a game that ended as so many of these New England-Buffalo showdowns do: with another Patriots (10-2) victory. Here's what we learned from their 23-3 win : 1a. You can't commit self-sabotaging... more


The Patriots' plan to scatter the Bills? It starts with Tom Brady and a waterfall of weapons on offense, but coach Bill Belichick sees another hurdle: Shutting down Buffalo workhorse LeSean McCoy. "A power running game with a back that can,... more

Lightyears away from their Hard Knocks glory days, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are going back to Jameis Winston. Coach Dirk Koetter announced Wednesday that the third-year quarterback will start Sunday against the Packers in Green Bay, per the team'... more

Just one day after trumpeting Eli Manning's surprise benching in New York, the Giants are back to work -- with no apologies. "You know, it's obviously emotional," coach Ben McAdoo told reporters Wednesday. "A lot of reactions out there. I get the... more

Eli Manning isn't the only Giants player who won't see the field against the Oakland Raiders on Sunday. NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported that cornerback Janoris Jenkins is scheduled to undergo season-ending ankle surgery on Wednesday, according... more

It's hardly about revenge. When Darrelle Revis makes his Chiefs debut Sunday against his former quad, the Jets, good luck making a case for some sort of ingrained grudge match. Revis has made more cash from Gang Green than hundreds of readers put... more

Bill Belichick will undoubtedly take a minute this week to sit back, sniff the flowers and ponder his post-merger-record 17th consecutive winning season in New England, correct? Vastly incorrect. Asked this week if he and the team would gather ar... more

Giants fans can't get behind the Giants benching Eli Manning. Neither can former Jets coach Rex Ryan. On the heels of Tuesday's stunning announcement that Manning would be demoted after playing 210 consecutive regular-season games in favor of Gen... more

If Mike Tomlin has peered ahead to Pittsburgh's Week 15 showdown with New England, the same can't be said of his players. Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said Tuesday that he hasn't gazed at "one thing of Patriots film" this season, despite... more

The Jimmy Garoppolo era has finally dawned in San Francisco. The team announced Tuesday that the recently acquired quarterback will start Sunday on the road against the Chicago Bears. Coach Kyle Shanahan met with his quarterback room on Tuesday... more

The stunning benching of Eli Manning in New York has former teammates up in arms and local talk radio questioning everything about the team's decision. The same applies to Eli's old Giants coach. Tom Coughlin took to the airwaves in Jacksonvil... more

The season is over for Martellus Bennett. Two weeks into his return to New England, the veteran tight end is being placed on injured reserve by the Patriots, a source informed of the situation told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport on Monday. The te... more

For those of you still tracking the reeling Denver Broncos, we have yet another update under center. Coach Vance Joseph announced Monday that Trevor Siemian will start in Week 13 against the Miami Dolphins after taking over for the injured Paxton L... more

It took a minute, but the Seattle Seahawks have finally solved the puzzle on how to turn Jimmy Graham into a weekly target-eating, red-zone monster. He's not chewing up real estate between the 20s the way he used to, but the 6-foot-7 tight end has... more

The scary thing about the Philadelphia Eagles? They're so much more than Carson Wentz. The team's fascinating, second-year signal-caller deserves all the attention in the world for his weekly artistry and rapid development under center, but the tea... more

You hear the question asked near the tail-end of plenty of unhinged Patriots romps: Why on God's green earth is Tom Brady still in the game? It's a concern coach Bill Belichick has minimal patience for, especially when a reporter asked why the... more

In the first of three Thanksgiving Day tilts, the high-flying Vikings (9-2) proved too powerful for the Lions (6-5), who head home for supper sitting three games behind their purple-clad rivals in the NFC North. Here's what we learned from Minnesota'... more

With every passing minute, we draw closer to Sunday's much-anticipated Sean-Off . That's right: Sean Payton's high-flying Saints (8-2) against the upstart Rams (7-3), a rowdy, points-generating operation conducted by first-year head coach Sean McVa... more

Last year, Carson Wentz was a raw-but-promising rookie for a middling squad from Philadelphia. Today, he's an MVP candidate who leads the league in touchdown throws as one of the game's brightest young stars. Eagles coach Doug Pederson has witnesse... more

Darrelle Revis is back. The Chiefs on Wednesday announced the signing of the free-agent cornerback. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport was told by a source that Revis was inked to a two-year deal that will pay him the league minimum with incentives t... more

Niners fans will continue to wait for a look at Jimmy Garoppolo. Coach Kyle Shanahan announced Wednesday that entrenched rookie starter C.J. Beathard will remain the team's quarterback for Sunday's bout with the Seattle Seahawks. "I don't see it... more

Carson Wentz has bloomed into a raging star this season -- and fans have taken notice. The second-year quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles leads all players with 273,367 fan votes for the 2018 Pro Bowl , the NFL announced Wednesday. Wentz als... more

At long last, Josh Gordon is back on the field for the Cleveland Browns. The receiver took part in his first practice since NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell reinstated him from suspension earlier this month. Gordon won't play Sunday against the... more

The good news in Dallas: Pro Bowl left tackle Tyron Smith has a chance to play Thursday against the Chargers. The bad news is obvious: Los Angeles rolls into Texas with the nastiest pair of edge rushers league-wide in Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram.... more

Nathan Peterman's stint as Buffalo's top passer didn't last long. Bills coach Sean McDermott announced Wednesday that Tyrod Taylor will return to his starting quarterback role for Sunday's game against the Kansas City Chiefs. "It's the right thi... more

The Pittsburgh Steelers will play without a key offensive lineman for the next four games. The team announced on Monday that right tackle Marcus Gilbert has been suspended without pay for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substan... more

Wide right wound up being way wrong for Connor Barth. The Bears signed free-agent kicker Cairo Santos one day after Barth badly botched a 46-yard field-goal attempt that sealed Chicago's 27-24 loss to Detroit on Sunday. In addition, the Bears are... more

The seemingly unstoppable Patriots have the power to unleash a different weapon weekly. One day it's Rob Gronkowski, the big-bodied, touchdown-scoring tight end; the next it's Dion Lewis, Rex Burkhead and the roster's gaggle of interchangeable and... more

The Ravens are alive in the AFC thanks to a rough-and-tumble defense that pitched its third shutout of the year in Sunday's 23-0 smothering of the Packers. Along the way, Mike Wallace made one of the better touchdown grabs you'll see all season, bu... more

The Buffalo Bills made a bold choice this week to demote Tyrod Taylor in favor of rookie passer Nathan Peterman. On Sunday, that decision went terribly wrong. Taylor returned under center early in the third quarter -- with Buffalo trailing 40-10 -... more

The Panthers are a new creation on offense, heading into their bye after a pair of wins that saw Carolina utterly dominate on the ground. After blasting the Falcons for 201 yards in Week 9, Cam Newton and friends embarrassed Miami's defense with an... more

Tashaun Gipson used to play for the Cleveland Browns. Respect for his former teammates, though, is low. The Pro Bowl Jaguars safety took a swipe at the winless club this week, saying the Browns are "probably going to finish 0-16," before adding th... more

Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch was talked about all offseason as a player ready to set Oakland's backfield on fire. It hasn't happened, with the former Seahawks luminary rushing for just 323 yards at 3.8 yards per clip for a Silver and Black... more

Playoff Picture: AFC NFC It's never too early to examine the NFL's playoff picture . Actually, not true. This exercise makes sub-zero sense in September and none in October, as godless injuries turn promising outfits into white-hot disas... more

The one-win New York Giants are a team encased in turmoil. Teams in this position tend to hold meetings. Meetings between the coach and front office; the coach and ownership; the coach and his gaggle of assistants; and, on Wednesday, the coach and... more

Wednesday's quarterback switch in Buffalo came as a surprise to most Bills fans -- and to Tyrod Taylor. Benched for rookie Nathan Peterman, the veteran passer was forced to answer questions about the switch just minutes after coach Sean McDermott... more

With their season on the brink, the Chargers hold hope that Philip Rivers will be ready for Sunday's bout with the Bills. The team is encouraged by their quarterback's progress through the concussion protocol after Rivers battled symptoms in the w... more

The Cowboys could be without another key figure for Sunday night's ultra-critical showdown with the Eagles. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported linebacker Sean Lee is unlikely to play in Week 11 due to the hamstring injury that forced him out... more

It's easy to look at Denver's 41-16 implosion against New England and ask if the team's playoff-worthy defense is a thing of the past. Allowing 40-plus points in back-to-back games is concerning, but Sunday night's thrashing was centered on a rash... more

It's back to Ryan Fitzpatrick for a Buccaneers team still strapped to life support. The veteran quarterback will start his second straight game this Sunday against the Dolphins in Miami, the team announced. Fitzpatrick led the struggling Bucs to... more

Adrian Clayborn has struck gold. After notching a whirlwind six sacks in Sunday's 27-7 win over the Cowboys, the Falcons pass rusher is set to get paid. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that Clayborn's from-the-wilderness handiwo... more

The Browns are the NFL's last winless team, an inglorious honor nabbed by Cleveland for the second straight season. Following Sunday's 38-24 loss to Detroit, though, at least one Lions player believes the Browns are headed in the right direction.... more

Vontaze Burfict will play on. The Cincinnati Bengals linebacker will not be suspended for making contact with an official during Sunday's 24-20 loss to the Titans, according to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. Burfict's extracurricular entangl... more

A feisty Texans defense made the upstart Rams look entirely mundane for two-plus quarters Sunday. Houston's quarterback refused to take the cue. Tom Savage doubled as a turnover waterfall in a 33-7 loss to Los Angeles, spitting out a pair of... more

Cam Newton's attempt to compare Carolina's season to history's most glaring seafaring disaster did not sit well with his teammates. "Yeah, we just lost a great player but nevertheless, the Titanic still has to go," Newton said Sunday when asked to... more

The up-and-down Chargers have faced two rugged defenses this season in Philadelphia and Denver, but Sunday's opponent is seen in-house as the toughest test yet. The Jacksonville Jaguars. Bolts coach Anthony Lynn summed up their sack-happy opponen... more

Four days removed from carrying the ball a career-high 37 times against the Niners, Adrian Peterson -- 32-year-old Adrian Peterson -- is ready for more. Set to face the Seahawks on Thursday Night Football , the future Hall of Famer accepted the... more

The Packers are finished with Martellus Bennett. The team on Wednesday released the veteran tight end, citing a failure to disclose a medical condition designation, per the league's transaction wire. Bennett signed a three-year pact with the Pack... more

Kyle Shanahan said last week that Jimmy Garoppolo might not see the field all season. One week later, the 49ers coach has changed his tune on the team's recently acquired quarterback. While announcing to Giants reporters on a conference call tha... more

Colts fans aren't happy with a season that looks entirely lost. Colts cornerback Vontae Davis isn't thrilled with how things are going, either. The Pro Bowl cover man said he felt "disrespected" by coach Chuck Pagano, who decided that Davis woul... more

Leonard Fournette wishes it never happened. Jacksonville's star rookie running back has publicly apologized to fans for off-the-field behavior that led to him being ruled inactive for last Sunday's romp over the Bengals. Coach Doug Marrone yank... more

Eric Winston is back in Cincinnati. NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported that the veteran offensive tackle re-signed with the Bengals on a one-year deal after the team released him in September. The club later confirmed the signing. Winston was a... more

Saints coach Sean Payton insisted that Mike Evans should have been ejected for his Sunday antics. That didn't happen, but the NFL isn't done with the Buccaneers wide receiver. The league announced Monday that Evans has been suspended one game... more

A.J. Green is free to play. Both the Bengals receiver and Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey have avoided suspensions for fighting with each other during Jacksonville's 23-7 victory over Cincinnati, a league spokesperson told NFL Media. Both player... more

The Broncos are staying put with Brock Osweiler. Coach Vance Joseph announced Monday that the veteran quarterback will start once again on Sunday night against the New England Patriots. Joseph emphasized that Osweiler has "earned the opportunity... more

Sashi Brown knew the questions were coming. Quarterback questions of every type, flung wildly at the Browns executive VP of football operations on Monday by beat writers desperate for answers. Answers over last week's heavily botched trade with... more

Josh Gordon is headed back to Cleveland. The Browns announced Monday that their long-lost wideout will report to the team on Tuesday to meet with officials from the organization following his reinstatement. The NFL announced last Wednesday that... more

"We're going to surprise some people," DeAngelo Hall said in the days leading up to Washington's 17-14 upset over the Seahawks. "Just watch what we've come up with." The veteran cornerback spoke truth, as the team's defense on Sunday kept Russell... more

Denver's spiraling offense remains an easy and obvious target for fans and analysts alike, but Sunday's crash-and-burn against the Eagles had plenty to do with the team's typically stalwart defense. Quarterback Carson Wentz and his Philly teammates... more

After another three-plus quarters of strong defensive football, the Ravens (4-5) watched their Sunday -- and potentially their season -- go up in smoke in a 23-20 loss to the Titans. Trailing 16-13 midway through the fourth, Baltimore's defense cou... more

With their season on the brink, Washington (4-4) descended into Seattle (5-3) and produced their best defensive outing all year, taking down the 'Hawks in a rugged 17-14 win . Here's what we learned: 1. This game doubled as a guilty pleasure for t... more

Winning their seventh straight game, the Eagles (8-1) on Sunday took advantage of a crumbling Broncos (3-5) offense and another stellar outing by quarterback Carson Wentz. Here's what we learned from Philly's 51-23 thrashing of Denver: 1a. Let's... more

The Seattle Seahawks have endured issues along the offensive line for years, but this week's high-profile trade for Duane Brown is already making a difference. Coach Pete Carroll glowed over what the reliable left tackle showed Wednesday during his... more

With the flip of a switch, Jay Ajayi has gone from an offensive-football netherworld to a wonderland. Traded from Miami to Philadelphia on Tuesday, the hard-charging runner waved farewell to the likes of Jay Cutler and Matt Moore to join an Eagles... more

Cam Newton has paired this season's on-field work with some of the more tedious news conferences you'll see all year. Hearing from him on Wednesday made some sense, though, one day after the Panthers quarterback saw his top wideout in Kelvin Benjam... more

Marvin Lewis views Tuesday's epically botched trade with the Browns as a blessing in disguise for the Cincinnati Bengals. The team's coach met with reporters Wednesday, expressing happiness over having AJ McCarron still sitting on the roster behin... more

No longer all alone in New England's quarterback room, Tom Brady is reuniting with an old friend. Former 49ers signal-caller Brian Hoyer signed with the New England Patriots on Wednesday, the team announced . It's a three-year deal with the team, a... more

The spiraling Denver Broncos are making a switch under center. The team announced Wednesday that coach Vance Joseph told his players that Brock Osweiler will replace Trevor Siemian for Sunday's clash with the Eagles. On the heels of an ugly... more

Coming out of their bye week, the Tennessee Titans are hoping to welcome back first-round receiver Corey Davis this Sunday against the Ravens. The belief inside the building is that the rookie -- absent since Week 2 with hamstring woes -- will add... more


Joe Flacco took a nasty shot to the head during Thursday night's thrashing of the Dolphins, but the veteran passer isn't expected to miss much time. Ravens coach John Harbaugh told reporters Monday that any lingering concussion symptoms "are zero"... more

The Cowboys defense has endured its share of criticism this season, but good luck ignoring the team's frisky pass rush. After knocking around 49ers quarterback C.J. Beathard with five sacks in Week 7, Dallas blasted Kirk Cousins with four more take... more

The Oakland Raiders have failed to follow the script. You know, the one written all offseason about the Silver and Black barreling through autumn as an AFC powerhouse and newfangled challenger to the conference crown? Instead, the hot-and-cold Ra... more

Everson Griffen got there in the end. Held without a sack for three-plus quarters in Minnesota's 33-16 win over the Browns in London, the Vikings pass rusher ultimately took down quarterback DeShone Kizer with 2:56 left on the clock. The play vau... more

Say hello to the wildest tilt of the day, a come-from-behind gem that saw Seattle move to 5-2 on the year with an instantly classic 41-38 win over the Texans (3-4). Here's what we learned from Sunday's thriller: 1a. We all know about Pete Carroll... more

The Chargers (3-5) learned Sunday that knocking out the Patriots (6-2) in Foxborough is one of the NFL's tallest orders -- too tall for Los Angeles in a white-knuckle 21-13 loss to New England. Here's what we learned: 1. Melvin Ingram and Joey Bo... more

Denver's 42-point explosion against the Cowboys in Week 2 is a performance that now feels ancient and from another time entirely. The Broncos sport the NFL's worst scoring offense since Week 3, with a ground game that has fallen apart and a quarter... more

Martavis Bryant's demand for more playing time has fallen on deaf ears. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday that the unhappy Steelers wideout was informed by team brass that he will be inactive for Sunday night's game against the De... more

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger plans to sit down and talk with Martavis Bryant, but that conversation will come with no guarantees about increased targets for the cantankerous wideout. "I'm not going to be a doctor and promise I'm going to... more

The sun refuses to shine on the Cleveland Browns. The club on Wednesday dropped first-overall pick Myles Garrett into the league's concussion protocol after the pass-rusher complained Tuesday of concussion-like symptoms, per the team's official... more

Carson Wentz morphed into a raging, star quarterback on national television Monday night . Throwing four touchdowns and showing magical escapability in a 34-24 win over the Redskins, the Eagles passer inspired ESPN's Jon Gruden to conjure up the n... more

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On Sunday, T.Y. Hilton lost points in the locker room for pointing fingers at everyone but himself. One day later, the Colts wide receiver is busy mending fences. "I'd like to apologize to the O-line ... I stabbed them in the back, and I was wro... more

Duane Brown is back. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that the veteran left tackle has returned to work with the Texans, ending his lengthy holdout. Missing all of training camp and the first six games of Houston's season in searc... more

Not a pretty sight. How else to describe the handiwork of Baltimore's offense in a decisive 24-16 loss to the Vikings that didn't look as close as the score? Once again, quarterback Joe Flacco found himself short-handed and running for his life,... more

In a white-knuckle showdown between a pair of rugged defenses, the Vikings (5-2) knocked out the Ravens (3-4) in a 24-16 grinder . Here's what we learned from Minnesota's field-goal-heavy win over Baltimore: 1. With Mike Wallace landing in the lea... more

Anthony Barr wishes it didn't happen. Talking with reporters Friday, the Vikings linebacker made it clear that he never planned to hurt Aaron Rodgers in Sunday's season-altering win over the Packers. "By no means was I trying to injure or take ou... more

The Baltimore Ravens have issues on offense. It starts with quarterback Joe Flacco, who has failed to pass for more than 250 yards in a game all season. That's emblematic of a roster -- sitting at 3-3 -- that lacks pass-catching weapons or the bu... more

His new teammates can't stop talking about him. Adrian Peterson blew the doors down in his debut with the Cardinals last Sunday, mowing through the Bucs for 134 yards and two touchdowns in a performance that transformed Arizona's offense. Quarter... more

Teddy Bridgewater is back. More than a year after crumbling to the ground with a horrible knee injury, the Vikings quarterback returned to practice Wednesday in victorious fashion. "Didn't feel rusty at all," Bridgewater said Thursday, per NFL... more

The arrow is pointing up for Jameis Winston. Nursing an AC joint sprain in his throwing shoulder, the Buccaneers quarterback told reporters Thursday he expects to be on the field Sunday against the Buffalo Bills. "My thought process is to play,"... more

Just weeks after resuming practice , Andrew Luck's path to playing again this season is on hold. Colts general manager Chris Ballard announced Wednesday that the team's star quarterback is being shut down because of "soreness" in his surgically rep... more

Ranking human beings. We've been doing it for years on this website. Best coaches, top pass rushers, finest college prospects -- and, naturally, quarterbacks . This time around -- hang with us, please -- we're ranking the signal callers who aren'... more

The Cleveland Browns are flip-flopping quarterbacks once again. Coach Hue Jackson announced Wednesday that rookie DeShone Kizer will return to the lineup Sunday against the Titans in place of Kevin Hogan, who struggled in last week's 33-17 loss to... more

After a rollicking start to the campaign, Denver's offense has sputtered over the past three weeks to the tune of just 14 points per tilt. The Broncos on Sunday night couldn't run the ball on the previously winless Giants, forcing young quarterback... more

Tampa Bay starting quarterback Jameis Winston suffered an injury to his throwing shoulder in Sunday's 38-33 loss to the Cardinals. With his team trailing 24-0, Winston was hurt attempting a second-quarter throw as Cardinals pass rusher Chandler Jon... more

Playing their first game in 14 days, the Atlanta Falcons (3-2) looked rusty on Sunday, allowing the Miami Dolphins (3-2) to rip off 20 straight points en route to a much-needed 20-17 victory . Here's what we learned from Miami's comeback win: 1. W... more

Don't expect to see Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie on the playing field any time soon. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport and NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported that the cornerback met Thursday with coach Ben McAdoo, who informed Rodgers-Cromartie tha... more

With any luck, the slumping Oakland Raiders will have their starting signal-caller back in the fold this weekend. Coach Jack Del Rio reiterated Monday that he expects to have Derek Carr ready to play against the Chargers after the signal-caller mi... more

Michael Floyd is ready to resume his up-and-down NFL career. The Vikings on Monday activated the veteran wide receiver to the 53-man roster, releasing running back Stevan Ridley in a corresponding move. Floyd missed the first four games of the s... more

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have unearthed a new kicker. Aiming to replace the seemingly hexed Nick Folk, the team has signed former Saints and Browns booter Patrick Murray, the kicker's agents announced Monday. Murray won the role after Tampa repor... more

Y.A. Tittle, the Hall of Fame quarterback and celebrated former signal-caller for the Colts, 49ers and Giants, passed away Sunday night. He was 90. The sports information department at LSU, Tittle's alma mater, confirmed his passing , noting that t... more

There was plenty of blame to go around in Arizona's ugly 34-7 loss to the Eagles. Bruce Arians, though, kept his complaints local. "This is one of those games where everyone is looking for an excuse or somewhere to point a finger, but†I've got t... more

Fresh off Sunday's fiery disaster of a football game, Ben Roethlisberger -- swarmed by cameramen and writers wondering what happened in a five-pick, meltdown loss to the Jaguars -- offered the most simple and human theory of all. "Maybe I don't hav... more

Is it time for Steelers fans to panic? Absolutely. Pittsburgh's offense never achieved liftoff during a turnover-addled 30-9 loss to the feisty Jaguars (3-2). Here's what we learned from Jacksonville's road victory over the super-flat Steelers (3-2):... more

It didn't take long for Myles Garrett to make his presence felt in Cleveland. In his NFL debut, the first overall pick of the draft charged through New York's offensive line and dropped Jets quarterback Josh McCown for an eight-yard loss, pulling t... more

New England's less-than-pristine start to the season is a reminder that every NFL campaign takes on a life of its own. The Patriots, for eons, have operated as pro football's most dependable juggernaut. Faced with the occasional sluggish start, Bil... more

Andrew Luck is back. Sort of. The Colts star quarterback took part in Wednesday's practice, his first of the season since undergoing surgery on his throwing shoulder in January. Despite already being ruled out for Sunday's game with the 49ers, Lu... more

In back-to-back years, the rebuilding Browns have passed on a pair of quarterbacks -- Carson Wentz and Deshaun Watson -- who look like long-term answers for two other NFL teams. Cleveland's executive VP of football operations, Sashi Brown, acknowle... more

Piled on top of a deflating Monday night loss for the Redskins was a concerning performance by Jamison Crowder. The Redskins receiver -- and one of last year's more exciting playmakers -- exited his team's 29-20 loss to the Chiefs with one just cat... more

Derek Carr's return to action is on hold. Raiders coach Jack Del Rio told reporters Monday that his star quarterback is dealing with a transverse process fracture in his back. "There's a real good chance he'll miss this week," Del Rio said of Ca... more

For Tennessee, it's a wait-and-see on Marcus Mariota. "I'm going to take it day by day with Marcus and make sure we're smart with him," Titans coach Mike Mularkey said Monday of his starting quarterback, who suffered a hamstring injury in Sunday's... more

The news couldn't be worse for the Minnesota Vikings. Coach Mike Zimmer confirmed Monday that rookie running back Dalvin Cook will miss the rest of the season after suffering a torn ACL during Sunday's 14-7 loss to the Lions. "I expect him to co... more

Just days ago, "garbage" was the word used by coach Adam Gase to describe Miami's spiraling offense. Dolphins fans found new words of their own after Sunday's 20-0 throttling by the Saints in London. As did quarterback Jay Cutler. "I think we're... more

In back-to-back weeks, the Philadelphia Eagles have boiled up something new on offense: utter domination on the ground. After bashing the Giants for 193 yards in Week 3, Philly ran right through the Chargers for 214 yards in Sunday's 26-24 road wi... more

In an edgy bout between two NFC North rivals, the Lions (3-1) knocked out the Vikings (2-2) in a game that saw Minnesota suffer a season-altering injury on offense. Here's what we learned from Detroit's 14-7 victory : 1. This divisional clash took... more

Disaster has struck the Minnesota Vikings. Rookie running back Dalvin Cook exited Sunday's tilt against the Detroit Lions with a non-contact knee injury. The team quickly ruled the second-rounder out for the rest of the 14-7 loss to the Lions. Co... more


Will Adrian Peterson be on the field when New Orleans battles the Dolphins in London? The veteran Saints running back missed Thursday's practice, according to NFL Network's James Palmer, who is stationed across the sea. NFL Network Insider Ian... more

New York Giants co-owner John Mara has spoken with Odell Beckham about his unsavory Sunday antics. Big Blue's star wideout told reporters he took part in a "private discussion" in Mara's office to unpack Beckham's -- for lack of better words --... more

There's a legitimate chance we'll see Sam Bradford back in the lineup on Sunday. Vikings coach Mike Zimmer says the veteran quarterback won't practice Wednesday -- chalking it up as a "rest" day -- but noted the club is "doing everything we can" to... more

Newsflash: The Pittsburgh Steelers would like to improve on offense. It's a desire Ben Roethlisberger has emphasized all week, pointing the finger at himself, per ESPN: "The quarterback needs to play better." Coming off a brutal loss to the... more

It's been a rough 24 hours for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. On top of Sunday's ugly loss to the Vikings, the club on Monday learned they'll go without Lavonte David for "a month or more," a source told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. The Bucs sta... more

For all of Sunday's topsy-turvy surprises, the results for Cleveland looked dangerously familiar. Another loss. This time in the form of a 31-28 defeat against the Colts , which dropped the Browns to 0-3 for the second year in a row under coach Hue... more

The Andrew Luck-less Colts turned to another superhero on Sunday to keep them from tumbling to 0-3. That would be T.Y. Hilton, the team's star receiver who suited up and single-handedly manhandled the Browns with 153 yards and a game-altering touch... more

With 10 combined three-and-outs in the first half, this game doubled as a white-knuckle slugfest until the Titans (2-1) and Seahawks (1-2) awoke on offense in a game that boiled down to the final minutes. Here's what we learned from Tennessee's 33-27... more

Coming off last week's thrashing of the Cowboys, the Broncos (2-1) on Sunday ran into a brick wall against the frisky Bills (2-1). Here's what we learned from Buffalo's 26-16 win over Denver: 1. After Buffalo generated just 10 yards in the first... more

They're 0-2 following a pair of soul-crushing, last-second losses. But this isn't a repeat drama for the Chargers, according to head coach Anthony Lynn. "We talked about that a little bit in our team meeting," Lynn said this week, per ESPN's Eric D... more

Thursday night's helping of football fare offers up a clash of two rivals from the NFC West. The winless 49ers aim to stop the bleeding against a Rams team showing signs of growth under first-year coach Sean McVay. Here's what we'll be watching... more

Will the Minnesota Vikings go another week without Sam Bradford under center? Coach Mike Zimmer acknowledged Wednesday that his starting quarterback for Sunday's tilt with the Buccaneers could wind up as a game-time decision , per the St. Paul Pio... more

Wade Phillips is one of the finest defensive minds in the game today, so he's aware of what happened to the Rams on Sunday. In a 27-20 loss to the Redskins, the Los Angeles defense allowed a mind-numbing 229 rushing yards at 5.9 yards per tote aga... more

We have a trade. The Miami Dolphins on Tuesday acquired linebacker Stephone Anthony from the New Orleans Saints in exchange for a 2018 undisclosed draft pick. Both teams confirmed the swap. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a source,... more

Jaelen Strong's run in Houston is over. The Houston Texans released the third-year wideout, the team announced on Monday. The move comes as a slight surprise, but Strong played just 20 snaps and wasn't targeted against the Bengals last Thursday n... more

We have a reunion in Jacksonville. The Jaguars on Monday signed free-agent quarterback Ryan Nassib, per the team's official website. The move reunites the former Giants backup with Jaguars coach Doug Marrone, who coached Nassib during their time... more

Vic Beasley's season has been put on hold. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that the Falcons pass-rusher is expected to miss "about a month" with the hamstring injury he suffered in Sunday night's 34-23 win over the Packers, per a... more

Marc Sessler was assigned to cover the Los Angeles Chargers' first regular-season game at StubHub Center. Here is his account of a unique NFL experience in Carson, California. 8:34 a.m. I arrive in the early Californian morning. No sun yet. Just... more

Mike Evans caught fire early on Sunday and never looked back in a 29-7 romp of the Bears. Tampa Bay's star pass-catcher nabbed a 13-yard touchdown strike from Jameis Winston to put the Bucs up 10-0 at the end of the first quarter, setting up a pow... more

DeShone Kizer's promising start as an NFL quarterback hit a bump in the road on Sunday -- a bump called the Baltimore Ravens. Cleveland's rookie quarterback tossed a trio of picks and lost a fumble that led to Baltimore's first touchdown in a 24-10... more

The Rams are ripping the training wheels off Aaron Donald. After ending his holdout over the weekend, the All-Pro defensive tackle was back at practice on Wednesday ahead of Sunday's tilt with the Washington Redskins. Coach Sean McVay told repor... more

The first Thursday Night Football showdown of the year features a pair of teams desperate to forget Week 1. Both the Texans and Bengals suffered disastrous losses on Sunday, leaving these two playoff hopefuls in a fix. If Houston stumbles on Thurs... more

In the end, it will be Deshaun. While Texans coach Bill O'Brien refused to name his starting quarterback for Thursday night's bout with the Bengals, the decision has already been made. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport and NFL Network's James Pal... more

The Jaguars will host their home-opener on Sunday. Jacksonville mayor Lenny Curry announced Tuesday that the team's Week 2 tilt against the Tennessee Titans, scheduled for 1 p.m. ET on Sunday, will take place at EverBank Field after Hurricane Irma... more

Sunday was bad for the Arizona Cardinals, but Monday feels a whole lot worse. Coach Bruce Arians told reporters that running back David Johnson dislocated his wrist in Sunday's 35-23 loss to the Lions. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported M... more

The Cardinals couldn't have cooked up a more concerning performance in their regular-season opener. The primary source of trouble centered around veteran passer Carson Palmer, who tossed a trio of picks in Sunday's 35-23 loss to the Lions. "You c... more

This time around, the NFL saved its best for last. Monday night's nationally televised double-header offers a pair of season-opening tilts thick with intrigue. For starters, Adrian Peterson -- now a member of the Saints -- will head back to Minne... more

Shaking off last year's massively disappointing campaign, the Panthers leaned on their smothering defense to author a 23-3 smackdown of the 49ers in Sunday's regular-season opener. Here's what we learned from Kyle Shanahan's head-coaching debut in... more

Disaster has struck the San Francisco 49ers. Minutes into Sunday's season-opening tilt with the Panthers, the team lost first-round linebacker Reuben Foster to a right ankle injury. The 49ers downgraded him to out. Coach Kyle Shanahan told report... more

Cleveland hasn't won a regular-season opener since 2004. That ugly streak remains alive after Sunday's 21-18 loss to the Steelers (1-0), but the new-look Browns (0-1) showed signs of life against their AFC North rivals. Here's what we learned fr... more

Decades of pro football have come and gone without a wideout topping 2,000 yards. Falcons receiver Julio Jones thinks it can happen sooner than later. "Can it be done? It's a possibility," Jones said, per ESPN's Vaughn McClure. "It definitely ca... more

A dose of friendly fire has cost Calvin Pryor his job. The Cleveland Browns are releasing the safety after he was involved in a fight with a teammate before Thursday's practice, sources told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport . Coach Hue Jackson late... more

Sunday's clash between the Panthers and 49ers will offer a flurry of high-octane confrontations. Brian Hoyer vs. Luke Kuechly; Cam Newton vs. San Francisco's frisky front seven; and Christian McCaffrey vs. his childhood babysitter. That's right.... more

Odell Beckham's journey back to the field has taken another step forward. The New York Giants star receiver officially did not take part in Wednesday's practice, but NFL Network's Judy Battista reported that Beckham "moved well in stretching," not... more

The Bills have plenty of issues on offense, but the feeling in Buffalo is that LeSean McCoy looms as a potential solution. Asked about the star running back's planned workload against the Jets on Sunday , first-year coach Sean McDermott simply said... more

This time around, Tom Brady will march into New England's season-opener unencumbered by the league's investigate wing. NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported Wednesday that the "concussion probe" surrounding the Patriots All-Pro quarterback is comple... more

Alex Boone has found a new NFL home. The free-agent offensive lineman has agreed to terms with the Arizona Cardinals on a one-year deal, per the team. NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported that the deal is worth $1.4 million. The max is $2 millio... more

The Redskins are keeping one of their young runners around for years to come. The team on Tuesday announced that Chris Thompson has been signed to a contract extension. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported that the fifth-year back inked a... more

Human beings in Southern California have been battling Los Angeles traffic -- and losing -- for decades. It took Philip Rivers just one offseason to come up with a patch. Refusing to leave his digs in San Diego, the 35-year-old Chargers quarterba... more

Broncos players weren't thrilled to see Denver cut ties with T.J. Ward. The popular Pro Bowl safety wasn't happy about it, either, to say the least. "It's unfortunate the way they handled that situation," Ward told a gaggle of Bucs reporters aft... more

As the New York Giants officially began their preparation for the Dallas Cowboys on Monday, Odell Beckham was tucked away doing something else: Riding a bike. Still battling an August ankle injury, Big Blue's star wideout peddled away on an exerc... more

Andrew Luck won't be the only name missing when the Colts square off with the Rams on Sunday. The team's starting center, Ryan Kelly , has also been ruled out for the regular-season opener after undergoing August foot surgery. First-year genera... more

Six days away from their season-opening clash with the Jets, the Buffalo Bills are still without their starting quarterback. Despite returning to practice Monday, Tyrod Taylor remains mired in the league's concussion protocol, according to coach S... more

The Colts will open their season without the help of Andrew Luck. Indianapolis general manager Chris Ballard announced Monday that the team's starting quarterback will not suit up for Sunday's regular-season opener against the Los Angeles Rams, add... more

When the Broncos cut bait with safety T.J. Ward on Saturday, the move didn't sit well with plenty of his longtime teammates. "Letting go of TJ would be a mistake," linebacker Brandon Marshall tweeted last week of Ward, before All-Pro pass rusher V... more

The Chiefs are three days away from taking on the world-champion Patriots in New England. It's an opening tilt that doubles as a massively tall order for Kansas City. If you're looking for Chiefs-inspired hope, point no further than a defense th... more

AFC East NFC East AFC North NFC North AFC West NFC West AFC South NFC South As we hurtle toward the regular season, check out our division-by-division primers highlighting players and storylines to watch in 2017. Marc Sessl... more

After throwing just a pair of passes all preseason, Cam Newton is six days away from going wire to wire against the 49ers in Carolina's season opener. The Panthers quarterback -- and his surgically repaired shoulder -- looms as one of a handful of... more

Brock Osweiler's unusual odyssey through the world of pro football has taken its strangest turn yet. The Denver Broncos announced on Monday that it has signed the free-agent quarterback to a one-year deal. The move reunites the Broncos with the... more

Teddy Bridgewater's comeback story has taken another positive turn. The Vikings are keeping their on-the-mend quarterback on the physically unable to perform list for the first six games of the season. The move -- expected to come before teams se... more

Rest easy, Ravens fans: Your quarterback has returned. After missing all of camp and the preseason with a disc injury in his back, Joe Flacco finally suited up for practice on Saturday: QB 1 is back at practice. ‚??... more

One trend picking up steam as teams fine-tune their rosters ahead of Saturday's 4 p.m. ET deadline: More trades. We've seen a flurry of swaps over the past 72 hours -- a welcome departure for the typically trade-averse NFL -- and the latest deal... more

It's over for Roberto Aguayo. Again. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Saturday that the Bears have released the second-year kicker and former Bucs castoff, per a source informed of the situation. Battling veteran Connor Barth, Aguayo bar... more

The Broncos are parting ways with a high-profile member of their vaunted Super Bowl-winning defense. All-Pro safety T.J. Ward has been released by the team. The veteran was due a non-guaranteed $4.5 million in the final year of his deal. "This wa... more

Tamba Hali will start the season on the outside looking in. The Chiefs edge rusher is staying on the physically unable to perform list to open the season, the team announced Saturday. Hali hasn't practiced all summer or played in a preseason game... more

One of the pressing questions heading into next week's season openers is what will we see from Cam Newton? Coming off springtime rotator cuff surgery, the Panthers quarterback was kept in bubble wrap all summer and threw a whopping two passes durin... more

The Saints have lost a core member of their passing attack for the start of the 2017 season. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Friday that wideout Willie Snead has been suspended for the first three games of the regular season for violating... more

It's fair to wonder what's next for Victor Cruz. The Chicago Bears on Friday released the veteran wide receiver, a source informed of the decision told NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. It's a move that comes as little surprise to Bears fans, who watc... more

It's over for Brock Osweiler in Cleveland. In a move that comes as little surprise, the Browns have released the veteran quarterback they traded for in March as part of an unusual deal with the Texans, a source informed of the move told NFL Network... more

Martavis Bryant is officially back. The Steelers wide receiver has been cleared for regular-season practices and games, the NFL announced Friday in a statement. Bryant was conditionally reinstated in April after missing the entire 2016 campaign f... more


Greg Olsen didn't nab the big-money extension he hoped for, but the Panthers tight end has a solid shot to make some extra scratch in 2017. The club on Thursday packed Olsen's deal with $2 million in incentives, a source involved in negotiations t... more

Will the Bills have their starting quarterback in uniform for the regular-season opener? First-year general manager Brandon Beane on Thursday told the team's radio program that he's spoken with Tyrod Taylor, who believes he'll return in time for... more

The Steelers are keeping their front-office frontman around for years to come. Just weeks after signing head coach Mike Tomlin to a contract extension, the club on Thursday handed general manager Kevin Colbert a two-year pact that will keep him in... more

The fourth week of the preseason is upon us. Typically a showcase for fringe players and deep-wilderness reserves, the Vikings are pondering a starting lineup that will look closer to the cast of characters set to take the field against the Saints... more

Blaine Gabbert has given way to Drew Stanton in the fight to nab Arizona's No. 2 quarterback job behind Carson Palmer. The Cardinals, though, see long-term promise in the former first-round pick. "I've been very pleased," coach Bruce Arians rece... more

The Cleveland Browns continue to wheel-and-deal and churn the roster ahead of their regular-season opener. Hours after releasing cornerback Joe Haden, the team on Wednesday announced that offensive lineman Cameron Erving has been shipped to the Ch... more

And now for a tiny dose of good news out of Dallas. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday that further testing on Anthony Hitchens revealed zero ligament damage to the linebacker's damaged knee, per a source informed of the injury.... more

AFC East NFC East AFC North NFC North AFC West NFC West AFC South NFC South As we hurtle toward the regular season, check out our division-by-division primers highlighting players and storylines to watch in 2017. Marc Sessl... more

He's not alone, but Bill Belichick sits out there as a preseason completist. Busy preparing his team for next Thursday's kickoff tilt with Kansas City, the Patriots coach has done much more than simply scan the Chiefs this August. Speaking with... more

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers knew the question was coming -- and it did. After seeing Detroit's Matthew Stafford ink a $27 million-per-year pact that makes him the NFL's highest-paid passer, Rodgers was asked Tuesday what that means for his... more

The Broncos will open their season without the help of Paxton Lynch. NFL Network's James Palmer reported Monday that Denver's backup quarterback will miss Thursday's preseason finale "and then a few weeks" after suffering a right shoulder sprain in... more

DeShone Kizer already knows about the list. The ugly, winding procession of names who have toiled under center for the Browns since the team's return to the league in 1999. Named as Cleveland's Week 1 passer , Kizer hopes to be the bookend to the... more

With Spencer Ware facing season-ending knee surgery , the Chiefs are putting their ground game in the hands of a rookie. Kareem Hunt, Kansas City's third-round pick, says he's prepared for the role. "It means everything," Hunt told the team's... more

Unable to find a trade partner for Kony Ealy, the Patriots are cutting him free. The team announced Saturday that the fourth-year defensive end has been released. NFL Network's Mike Garafolo first reported the news. Ealy's departure boils down t... more

Back in March, the Patriots went out of their way to swing a trade for defensive end Kony Ealy. Five months later, he's back on the block. NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported Friday that the team has "gauged" Ealy's market, according to sources... more

While Colin Kaepernick's long search for work rages on, the free-agent quarterback has earned the support of Shad Khan. The Jaguars owner came forward Thursday night to say that he "absolutely" would sign Kaepernick if the team's football personne... more

This year's preseason action has been highlighted by a contingent of thrilling rookie running backs. Uber-athlete Christian McCaffrey has dazzled in Carolina, while Joe Mixon has a shot to start right away for the Bengals. That's also the case for... more

Joe Thomas is finished with fortune-telling when it comes to Cleveland's quarterback room. The All-Pro left tackle acknowledged Thursday that his previous prediction -- saying Brock Osweiler would start the season over rookie DeShone Kizer -- has... more

Offseason concerns over Kelvin Benjamin's conditioning have given way to a hyper-productive preseason that have the Panthers optimistic about their No. 1 wideout. Exiting Thursday night's win over the Jaguars, Cam Newton -- who saw his first actio... more

What we saw from Miami's Jay Cutler on Thursday night was something fans have come to expect from the veteran passer: aggressive throws downfield. The quarterback-turned-broadcaster-turned-quarterback made it a habit to test the ball downfield,... more

The Jaguars are one game closer to the regular season, but no further along on their choice at quarterback. Coach Doug Marrone came out of Thursday's 24-23 preseason loss to the Panthers unconvinced that either Chad Henne or Blake Bortles ran away... more

On a day that saw Mitchell Trubisky take first-team reps with the Bears offense, Mike Glennon finds himself saddled with a familiar sensation. "Déjà vu," said the veteran quarterback, who previously lost his starting job in Tampa when the Bucs m... more

When will Odell Beckham return to the lineup for Big Blue? Don't hold your breath. The Giants receiver was nowhere to be seen at Wednesday's practice, per multiple reports. The team also went through the session without veteran pass-catcher Brando... more

The Bears have found a left tackle to lean on for years to come. Chicago announced Wednesday that it gave Charles Leno Jr. a four-year extension. NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported the extension is worth $38 million with $21.5 million in guarante... more

Cleveland's regular-season dress rehearsal won't include a part for Brock Osweiler. NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported Wednesday that the veteran quarterback won't see the field when the Browns face the Buccaneers on Saturday night, per a source... more

Anyone who watched Aaron Rodgers slice up Washington last weekend saw a quarterback operating at peak power. The starry Green Bay signal-caller "has looked as sharp as ever during training camp," per longtime Packers scribe Rob Demovsky. That partl... more

He won't listen. Reggie Ragland has heard the whispers and suggestions that he could be shipped out of town, but the second-year Bills linebacker is tuning out the white noise. "I'm here where I'm supposed to be right now with the Bills," Ragland... more

Will Cowboys fans get a peek at Ezekiel Elliott before the regular season? Coach Jason Garrett addressed plans for the team's star running back on Tuesday, saying Elliott could see a workload of eight to 12 snaps in Saturday's regular-season dress... more

Cam Newton remains on target to hit the field come Thursday night . Panthers coach Ron Rivera confirmed Tuesday that his star quarterback will take first snaps against the Jacksonville Jaguars, barring a setback with Newton's surgically repaired... more

On Saturday , Jared Goff's finest outing under center with the Rams was anchored by better mechanics, smarter decisions and the presence of a valuable new asset on offense: Cooper Kupp. The third-round wideout from Eastern Washington shredded the... more

The Indianapolis Colts have looked like a ghost ship in the absence of Andrew Luck. Backup quarterback Scott Tolzien has led the club to a mere three points over two preseason appearances, leaving coach Chuck Pagano in a state of frustration follow... more

The decision to name Trevor Siemian as Denver's starting quarterback should come as no surprise to anyone who watched Saturday's Broncos win over the 49ers. The third-year veteran exuded confidence running the offense and showed strong decision-mak... more

Panthers fans will continue to wait for a fresh look at Cam Newton. NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported Friday that Carolina's quarterback won't dress for Saturday's preseason bout with the Tennessee Titans, which will air at 3 p.m. ET on NFL Net... more

For the second time since January , linebacker Zach Orr has announced his retirement at the age of 25 due to a rare congenital spine condition. The former Ravens defender explained his decision in-depth on The Players' Tribune , writing: "Today, I'... more

We have some ugly news for the rest of the AFC East. Ageless Patriots quarterback Tom Brady -- two weeks past his 40th birthday -- continues to swim laps in the fountain of youth. "It's a lot easier for me now than it's ever been," Brady said of... more

Browns All-Pro left tackle Joe Thomas believes DeShone Kizer needs more time before he's thrown into the fire of a starting job. Cleveland's rookie quarterback has taken those words to heart. "He's been in the NFL since I've been in seventh grade... more

Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Swaddled in aqua and white, Jay Cutler on Thursday evening saw his first action as quarterback for the Miami Dolphins. The sample size was thin, but the veteran passer looked comfortable enoug... more

At 39 years old, All-Pro Steelers pass rusher James Harrison sees what everyone else can see: T.J. Watt has the goods. The rookie outside linebacker shined in his preseason debut, piling up two sacks, raging into the pocket and causing havoc in a w... more

Friday's juicy trade action that saw Sammy Watkins shipped to the Rams and Jordan Matthews land with the Bills is a reminder that teams are still fine-tuning their rosters ahead of September's regular-season launch. With August game action swirlin... more

Given a new start with the Bears, Roberto Aguayo is putting his wayward experience with the Buccaneers in the rear-view mirror. "It's unfortunate," Aguayo told the Chicago Tribune of his time in Tampa, which abruptly came to an end when the 23-yea... more

Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday First-year coach Sean McVay was pulled west by the Rams to save an offense that fumbled and bumbled for years under ex-lead man Jeff Fisher. The new-look attack -- unveiled on Saturday night in sun-swep... more

The Cowboys are bracing for Ezekiel Elliott's six-game suspension, but that won't stop Dallas from moving full-speed ahead toward September. Following Saturday's preseason loss to the Rams, coach Jason Garrett emphasized that the team is prepared t... more

At least one member of the Bills isn't thrilled about Buffalo trading wideout Sammy Watkins to the Los Angeles Rams on Friday. Veteran running back LeSean McCoy said he can relate to Watkins feeling stung after being shipped away and replaced by Jo... more

The Buffalo Bills dialed up a pair of trades on Friday morning that comprehensively reorganize their wideout room -- among others. The team announced that Sammy Watkins has been shipped to the Los Angeles Rams -- along with a 2018 sixth-round pick... more

The Eagles still house a bustling room of receivers, but don't tell that to Mack Hollins. Philly's fourth-round pass-catcher stepped in Thursday night to put on a show against the Packers. Piling up 64 yards and a touchdown off four grabs, Hollin... more

Buffalo's backfield depth is concerning, but the team can take stock in what Jonathan Williams put on film in Thursday's preseason clash with the Vikings. With LeSean McCoy in rest-mode, Williams made the most of his start with a hard-running night... more

Thursday night was quick and brutal for Kirk Cousins. In back-to-back drives for the Redskins, the franchise-tagged starting passer generated a pair of ugly three-and-outs in a lopsided 23-3 loss to the Ravens. Cousins' first pass, aimed downfie... more

The Indianapolis Colts head into the preseason as a banged-up operation. While quarterback Andrew Luck and his on-the-mend shoulder loom as a raging question mark for Week 1, plenty of teammates are dealing with injuries of their own. Phillip Dor... more

Tucked away in Los Angeles behind Philip Rivers and Chargers backup passer Kellen Clemens sits Cardale Jones. Nabbed this summer in a trade with the Bills, Jones -- reunited with coach Anthony Lynn -- has impressed at least one longtime Bolts veter... more

The preseason matters to Damiere Byrd. The Panthers wideout and return man made the most of his snaps on Wednesday night with a four-catch, 98-yard, two-touchdown fiesta in a 27-17 win over the Texans. "Coach [Ron] Rivera talks about it all the... more

When the Browns staged their intrasquad scrimmage last Friday in Cleveland, Duke Johnson was seen manning a role he plans to play plenty of this season: The slot. Receivers coach Al Saunders likes what he sees so far from the team's versatile third... more

Kyle Shanahan's presence in San Francisco brings hope to an offense that scored fewer points than all but five teams in the league last season. The question is whether one of the most creative play-callers league-wide can turn Brian Hoyer into more... more

Today's Cowboys have forged their reputation on offense with a bruising, clock-chewing ground game that thrives behind the strength of the league's top line. Keeping that gang of blockers together won't come cheap for Dallas -- especially in the ca... more

At last. For the first time in over seven months, all 32 teams will take to the field this week for game action. The winding, lost pocket of time in between -- a tricky beast known as the offseason -- has delivered its share of whispers, suggest... more

Don't expect an awe-struck Myles Garrett when the Browns face the Saints on Thursday night. Set to play in his first-ever NFL affair, the pass-rushing No. 1 pick in the draft made it clear he's determined to wreak havoc. "It doesn't matter if it'... more

As the second week of training camp creeps to a close, are we any closer to a quarterback decision in Denver, where Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch are locked in battle for the starting role? "I think today you actually saw some separation ," NFL... more

The Seahawks have always enjoyed physical practice sessions under Pete Carroll, but Thursday's action went too far for Seattle's coach. Carroll confirmed that pass-rusher Frank Clark was sent to the showers after starting a fight with offensive li... more

Injuries are catching up with the Tennessee Titans. First-round receiver Corey Davis left practice Thursday to undergo an MRI on his hamstring, per Jim Wyatt of the team's official website. Coach Mike Mularkey revealed that veteran running back... more

Last year's draft saw a pair of gifted receivers -- Washington's Josh Doctson and Minnesota's Laquon Treadwell -- drafted back-to-back in the first round. Instead of thriving, though, the duo combined for a massively disappointing three catches as... more

As Tom Brady turns 40 today, his longevity as a Lombardi-compiling football icon takes on new focus. The Patriots quarterback has made diet a laser-focused staple of his holistic plan to play deep into his fifth decade. Constant hydration, limite... more

Myles Garrett's life as an NFL backup was brief. The first-overall pick in the draft spent Wednesday's practice with Cleveland's starting defense, a transition coach Hue Jackson simply couldn't delay another day. "It's time," Jackson said, per t... more

Disaster has struck the Los Angeles Chargers. The team announced that rookie guard Forrest Lamp has been diagnosed with a torn ACL in his right knee. The second-rounder was carted off the field during Wednesday's practice and will miss the entire... more

"I'm the best player in the world. That's how I feel." Those words belong to Tyrann Mathieu, Arizona's most versatile defender and a player angling to make a roaring comeback in 2017. After tearing his ACL two Decembers ago, Mathieu was never hi... more

Bill O'Brien has authored three straight nine-win seasons in Houston without any hint of a legitimate signal-caller. Once billed as a quarterback whisperer, the Texans coach has struggled to develop a franchise arm, which comes as no surprise when... more

Set to turn 39 in September, Vikings cornerback Terence Newman has one goal left in the NFL. He wants to play in the Super Bowl, a desire -- in his mind -- that parallels another life quest. "Hot babes in college," Newman said, per The Star Trib... more

Days into training camp, Saints wide receiver Willie Snead can't help but feel bad for the team's gaggle of defensive backs. "I know they're going to be tested, because we're coming at them every day," Snead told The Times-Picayune, before making... more


While a pair of first-round quarterbacks -- Mitchell Trubisky and Patrick Mahomes -- feel destined for redshirt rookie campaigns , that's not the case with this year's newbie running backs. As training camps forge into their second week, a rash of... more

The early returns on Christian McCaffrey are nothing short of intriguing. The Panthers rookie running back has dazzled onlookers during his first training camp -- and his teammates have taken notice. "He's pretty unstoppable as far as coming out... more

There's something in the water down in Jacksonville. On the heels of Malik Jackson and Calais Campbell calling the Jaguars a Super Bowl contender, a third member of the team's defense grabbed the mic on Friday to brag about this year's roster. Af... more

The Tennessee Titans plan to keep Jurrell Casey around for a very long time. The team on Friday signed the Pro Bowl defensive tackle to a four-year, $60.4 million extension with $40 million in guarantees, per NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport . Case... more

More drama in Dallas. Cowboys defensive end Damontre Moore has been suspended two games for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse, the league announced Friday. Moore was arrested in December on charges of driving under the... more

Holdout fever is sweeping California. While Aaron Donald looms as a no-show for the Rams, offensive tackle Donald Penn is officially staging a holdout in Oakland. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Friday that Penn is unhappy with his... more

Niners general manager John Lynch said Thursday that he was "concerned" about the state of negotiations with first-round pick Solomon Thomas. Not anymore. San Francisco on Friday signed the defensive end out of Stanford just in time for the team... more

Linebacker Mychal Kendricks revealed Friday that he asked to be traded away from Philadelphia this offseason -- but the Eagles wouldn't have it. "Their response was: 'You're young, you're talented and we're not into that.' So, I took it like that... more

Cole Beasley had to wonder what the Cowboys were up to when they grabbed Ryan Switzer in the fourth round of this year's draft. After all, Switzer gives Dallas a 5-foot-8, 185-pound pass-catcher perfectly suited for the slot -- a role the 5-foot-8,... more

Marcus Smith's unemployment streak didn't last long. Cut by the Eagles on Thursday , the 25-year-old pass-rusher agreed to terms on Friday with the Seattle Seahawks, per NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. Smith's release in Philadelphia came as no... more

The Baltimore Ravens have a signal-caller with a banged-up back and injuries creeping up in the backfield. None of that has tempered the enthusiasm of Jeremy Maclin, the veteran wideout who signed with the club this summer after being released by... more

For Cam Newton, the nightmare remains a vivid one. Carolina's quarterback -- an MVP two seasons ago -- has yet to wipe the memory of last year's ultra-rocky campaign, a journey fraught with physical punishment and on-field calamity. "I took last... more

Not a game has been played, but the New York Jets have already been left for dead by most of the football world. After cutting bait with a swarm of veterans, Gang Green's stripped-down, talent-poor roster bears the earmarks of a front office commit... more

Rex Ryan's run in Buffalo ended in comprehensive disaster, but he isn't finished sticking up for the Bills. Now an analyst with ESPN, Ryan recently balked at a prediction in USA Today suggesting that Buffalo would flounder to a 4-12 campaign. "Th... more

Marcus Smith's underwhelming run in Philly is over. The Eagles on Wednesday released the defensive end after three frustrating and lackluster seasons with the team. The move comes as no surprise, as Smith was due a $594,000 roster bonus on the t... more

When the Broncos open training camp on Thursday, fans will get their first look at one of the AFC's top quarterback battles. Not surprisingly, veteran Trevor Siemian will get the initial shot at making a good impression by taking first snaps with t... more

Cleveland's quarterback competition will begin with Cody Kessler. Browns coach Hue Jackson confirmed Wednesday that his second-year signal-caller will march out with the first-team offense when the team opens camp on Thursday. "Cody Kessler will... more

It's easy to look at the Cardinals and point to a team that will rise or fall with the fate of 37-year-old quarterback Carson Palmer. With Pro Bowl wideout Larry Fitzgerald also a month away from turning 34, Arizona is talked about as a team with a... more

When the Seattle Seahawks open camp on Sunday, Earl Thomas plans to be full go. "I don't think I'll have any limitations," the All-Pro free safety said Tuesday at his second annual football camp, per The Seattle Times. We haven't seen Thomas in... more

Lucky Whitehead didn't do it. One day after the wide receiver was informed he had been cut by the Cowboys for facing misdemeanor petty larceny charges in Virginia, Whitehead's agent, Dave Rich, announced that police had the wrong guy all along.... more

Duane Brown remains a ghost in Houston. The veteran left tackle was nowhere to be seen on Tuesday as the Texans prepared to leave for training camp in West Virginia, per NFL Network's James Palmer. The team announced Tuesday afternoon that Brown w... more

Greg Olsen has reported for duty. The Panthers tight end appeared at the team facility on Tuesday and made it clear he has no plans to hold out. Telling reporters that he "will play out" his contract, Olsen talked about putting the team first... more

Robert Griffin III isn't giving up on his NFL career. The former Washington Redskins and Cleveland Browns quarterback worked out with the Los Angeles Chargers on Tuesday, a source involved in the tryout told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. Soun... more

Tamba Hali has issues with the Kansas City Chiefs. The 33-year-old pass rusher unloaded on the team during a Saturday firestorm on Twitter, questioning if he was still "needed in KC anymore" and later critiquing teammates on a podcast for skipping... more

Devonta Freeman said last month that he was "about to be blessed" with a brand-new contract from the Falcons. Atlanta general manager Thomas Dimitroff would like to make that happen as soon as possible for his star running back. "That's just a f... more

The obvious question surrounding Terrelle Pryor is this: Can he do it again? After a breakout season with the Browns that saw the quarterback-turned-wideout pull down 77 passes for 1,007 yards and four touchdowns, Pryor encountered a soft market in... more

A tremendous act of charity by Dez Bryant wound up costing the Cowboys star receiver. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported that Bryant showed up three hours late to the team facility on Friday and missed his mandatory conditioning test, per... more

Malik Jackson won a Super Bowl with the Broncos before leaving Denver to sign a lucrative contract with the Jaguars. Now that he's in Jacksonville, the mammoth D-lineman expects to win another -- this season. "That's what I believe and, until we... more

A pair of Giants players just can't agree about the fate of this year's Dallas Cowboys. After 'Boys quarterback Dak Prescott promised last week that Dallas would repeat as NFC East champions, Giants kick returner Dwayne Harris on Friday didn't dis... more

The Browns used an outrageous six different quarterbacks last season. Starting guard Joel Bitonio believes a dash of consistency under center is the missing ingredient for Cleveland. "When you have continuity at quarterback, everything runs smoot... more

Just in time for training camp, the Los Angeles Rams have added a quarterback. The team on Thursday agreed to a one-year deal with journeyman Dan Orlovsky. Set to play behind second-year starter Jared Goff and presumed-backup Sean Mannion, the... more

The Panthers continue to make moves after the firing of general manager David Gettleman. The team on Thursday announced the release of veteran offensive tackle Michael Oher with a failed physical designation. The Panthers†free up †$1.69 million un... more

Facing issues at linebacker, the Cowboys have brought in help. The team on Thursday announced the signing of Justin Durant, the 31-year-old, free-agent defender who spent last season in Dallas as a key role player. With Damien Wilson potentially... more

It didn't take long for Panthers interim general manager Marty Hurney to get busy. Carolina on Thursday struck a deal with contract-year guard Trai Turner, who announced the move on Twitter: Beyond excited today!! Thank you to Mr. Richardson and... more

Long-suffering fans of the New York Jets are bracing themselves for an autumn disaster. After watching the team cut bait with nearly every trusted veteran on the roster -- Eric Decker, David Harris, Brandon Marshall, Darrelle Revis, Nick Mangold an... more

Last year's Chargers were sunk by a laundry list of injuries that sabotaged the offense from wire to wire. One summer later, the team is already busy monitoring the health of their first-round pick. NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported Wednesday th... more

One day after Cowboys owner Jerry Jones addressed the accumulating off-field issues surrounding Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas coach Jason Garrett offered support for his star running back. "I don't want to make any comment on the situation. We're still... more

Free-agent tight end Gary Barnidge has yet to land with a new team, but he is drawing interest in the lead-up to training camp. The former Cleveland Browns pass-catcher is set to meet with the Jacksonville Jaguars on Tuesday, a source informed tol... more

Mitchell Trubisky is officially a member of the Chicago Bears. The No. 2 pick in the draft finally signed his rookie deal Wednesday, the team announced in a statement. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported that the four-year contract is worth $... more

Deone Bucannon has a clear-cut goal for his return to action: Week 1. On the mend from offseason ankle surgery , though, Arizona's "moneybacker" is no guarantee to suit up on Sept. 10 against the Lions. "I want to start the season," Bucannon sa... more

Jaguars pass-rusher Dante Fowler was arrested Tuesday night in St. Petersburg, Florida, on misdemeanor charges of simple battery and mischief, according to the St. Petersburg Police Dept. Per police records obtained by, Fowler was seen... more

Devontae Booker is the first to admit he hit a rookie wall in Denver last season. This time around, the second-year Broncos running back says he feels prepared to win a starting role and run fresh until the end. "You learn it's different than col... more

AFC North AFC West AFC South AFC East NFC East NFC North NFC West NFC South It might feel like the dog days of summer for football fans, but the 2017 campaign is rapidly coming down the pike. With training camps opening lat... more

The NFL's deadline for franchise-tagged players to ink a long-term deal has come and gone. As expected, Monday hit 4 p.m. ET without a trio of tagged players -- Le'Veon Bell, Kirk Cousins and Trumaine Johnson -- striking new deals. While Bell and... more

"I think I'm on the back nine of my career," Packers QB Aaron Rodgers said to NFL Network's Alex Flanagan, before adding: "I'd like to finish my career in Green Bay." Entering his 13th season, Rodgers is one of the increasingly rare NFL specimens... more

"I think I'm on the back nine of my career," Packers QB Aaron Rodgers said to NFL Network's Alex Flanagan, before adding: "I'd like... more

A quiet Monday in the NFL has been rocked by a surprise firing in Carolina. Panthers owner Jerry Richardson announced that general manager Dave Gettleman has been relieved of his duties. Richardson explained in a statement that "much thought and... more

Long before he coached the Eagles, Doug Pederson was a journeyman backup passer who spent years in Green Bay playing behind Brett Favre. That thrilling Packers team made back-to-back trips to the Super Bowl in 1996 and 1997, but Pederson recently w... more

The Los Angeles Rams hired first-year coach Sean McVay to flip the switch on an offense that sputtered for years under the previous regime. For the attack to take off, second-year quarterback Jared Goff must make a major leap after struggling throu... more

Michael Floyd's rocky NFL career is trending back downward. The Vikings wide receiver was suspended for the first four games of the 2017 regular season for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse, the team confirmed Friday.... more

Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch are weeks away from engaging in a bona fide quarterback battle with the Denver Broncos. Coming off January shoulder surgery, Siemian made it clear on Friday that he'll be ready to go when training camp ignites. "I'... more

When Brandon Marshall asked for his release from the sinking Jets this offseason , it had everything do with playing for a contender. Talking Thursday with WFAN-AM in New York, the veteran wideout -- now with the Giants -- bashed Gang Green for cut... more

Tony Romo knows firsthand what Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady are capable of. The former Cowboys-quarterback-turned-CBS-analyst doesn't see either passer fading away any time soon. "I think Aaron is one of those guys who is uniquely talented. Specia... more

Tony Romo can't avoid the question. The one he'll be asked all summer long and deep into the autumn as the retired Cowboys quarterback authors a new career as the lead NFL analyst for CBS. Are you going to play again? Appearing on Wednesday's... more

The Green Bay Packers have zero plans to rush Ted Thompson into retirement. Team president and CEO Mark Murphy made that crystal clear Wednesday during a meeting with reporters in which he fully backed the club's 64-year-old general manager. "Ted... more

AFC North AFC West AFC South AFC East NFC East NFC North NFC West NFC South It might feel like the dog days of summer for football fans, but the 2017 campaign is rapidly coming down the pike. With training camps opening lat... more


A summery voyage to a land faraway has gone wrong for Jordan Hicks. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported that the Eagles linebacker injured his hand Thursday while exiting a pool during a honeymoon trip to Greece, per a source informed of the... more

A month out from Bears training camp, rookie quarterback Mitchell Trubisky has no plans to upset the apple cart in Chicago. Speaking Friday with SiriusXM NFL Radio, the No. 2 pick in the draft called veteran passer Mike Glennon the unquestioned sta... more

Browns wide receiver Corey Coleman is a popular pick to make a jump in production this season after an injury-plagued rookie campaign. After missing half of last preseason with a hamstring injury and six regular-season tilts with a broken hand, Col... more

Rams star Aaron Donald is still waiting for a new contract, but the All-Pro defensive tackle isn't about to let money interrupt his preparation for training camp. "I'm just letting my agents handle that side of the thing," Donald told SiriusXM NFL... more

Much has been made of Tom Brady's boundary-pushing dietary habits , but he isn't the only pro signal-caller rethinking his shopping list. Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has used the offseason to transform his eating habits in hopes of upping h... more

Last year's celebrated return to Los Angeles was a painful one for the 4-12 Rams. Todd Gurley stumbled, rookie quarterback Jared Goff failed to achieve liftoff and coach Jeff Fisher, by Christmas, was out of work. Feel like reliving all the fun?... more

For Jaylon Smith, the wait has been long enough. After missing his entire rookie season due to a gruesome college knee injury, the Dallas Cowboys linebacker is on his way toward finally seeing game action in 2017. "I feel like me. I look like me.... more

The New Orleans Saints still need all sorts of help on defense. On Thursday, they addressed that need in the form of veteran defensive tackle Tony McDaniel. Congratulations to #TeamDEC client @TonyMcDaniel78 on signing with @Saints ‚?? DEC... more

San Francisco's Joe Staley remembers when football used to be a rollicking good time for the 49ers. The veteran tackle is one of the last remaining players left over from the Jim Harbaugh-led group that came within a completed pass of winning the S... more

Minicamp is over for Myles Garrett. The No. 1 pick in the 2017 NFL Draft was a no-show for Cleveland's final minicamp practice on Thursday after suffering a left foot injury during Wednesday's session . However, Garrett is reportedly "fine," per NF... more

It's an unavoidable trap of the tediously long NFL offseason. By mid-June, all 32 teams have been over-analyzed to death. Picked to pieces. Kicked around like so many dead horses. We casually throw a bunch of clubs into the "doomed" category base... more

On Thursday, the Rams parted ways with offensive lineman Greg Robinson, their massively sized and massively disappointing first-round pick from 2014. The trade came one day after coach Sean McVay spoke optimistically about another suspect first-ro... more

It's a notion that's been bandied about all offseason: The New York Jets are in the tank for 2017. After cutting bait on a laundry list of proven veterans -- Nick Mangold, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Darrelle Revis, Brandon Marshall, Nick Folk, David Harris... more

DeAngelo Hall will be making a lot less money for playing football in 2017. The Redskins defensive back told reporters on Wednesday that his contract has been redone for the upcoming season, per NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, who noted that Hall... more

Brock Osweiler's hyper-bumpy offseason led him from a starting gig in Houston to plenty of questions about his future in Cleveland. The sixth-year quarterback hopes to answer those questions this season. "I want to be the starter of this team,"... more

Matt Jones is asking to be set free. The agent for the Redskins running back, Hadley Engelhard, told The Associated Press on Wednesday that he "asked very politely" for Jones to be released because "he has no future there." Jones remains on... more

Another visit has come and gone for Jeremy Maclin. The free-agent wide receiver, who was stunningly released by the Chiefs on Friday, has departed Baltimore without a deal. Ravens coach John Harbaugh told reporters Thursday he enjoyed a "great v... more

Now that coaches are talking again during this week's swath of mandatory minicamps, we're finding out about all sorts of injury updates across the league. That applies to Tennessee, where Titans coach Mike Mularkey broke news on a pair of key offen... more

Sammy Watkins is back on the field in Buffalo. Bills coach Sean McDermott announced that the oft-injured receiver would work in a limited capacity Thursday after first returning to individual drills during Tuesday's organized team activities, per C... more

As the newly installed playcaller for Atlanta's high-powered offense, Steve Sarkisian wants to do more than simply copy what Kyle Shanahan left behind. "The competitor in me is, 'How far can we take it?'" Sarkisian said Wednesday, per ESPN's Vaugh... more

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer acknowledged in May he had "no idea" if he would play beyond this season. To keep Palmer fresh, the team has taken a different approach with their 37-year old signal-caller this spring -- vastly reducing... more

AFC players to watch NFC players to watch On Wednesday, we named a potential first-time Pro Bowler for every team in the AFC . One day later, let's do the same for the NFC. Who's set to make their initial trip to the NFL's annual all-star... more

AFC players to watch NFC players to watch The Pro Bowl is far from the peak of pro sports, but the honor of being named to the NFL's annual all-star game still matters to players -- and their agents. For every star quarterback who bows out... more

The housecleaning in Florham Park rages on. Hours after New York released veteran linebacker David Harris, Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan told reporters Tuesday the Jets will release wide receiver Eric Decker if they can't trade him. ESPN'... more

This offseason, you can't get through a 24-hour news cycle in the NFL without some sort of update, opinion or windy espousing on the career of Colin Kaepernick. Friday was no exception, as Seahawks coach Pete Carroll was predictably quizzed about t... more

Adrian Peterson. Colin Kaepernick. Richard Sherman. Anyone else tired of hearing about these guys? Knee-deep in a swamp of hyperbole and painfully tired tropes, we find ourselves trapped inside a football news machine that clings to a handful of... more


The San Francisco 49ers are taking a gander at a pair of veteran defensive backs. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported that the team is working out both ex-Bengals and Giants cornerback Leon Hall and former Bills and Saints safety Jairus Byrd... more

The world of pro football is light on tales of quarterbacks drastically improving their arm strength. Signal-callers saddled with pop-gun arms are typically stuck that way, but today's quarterbacks also live in a world of cutting-edge coaching... more

For Ty Montgomery, embracing a full-time switch to running back wasn't about carving out a longer career -- just a more productive one. Drafted by the Packers in 2015 as a receiver, the 6-foot, 216-pound backfield convert recently explained his thi... more

The Baltimore Ravens used last offseason to add free-agent safety Eric Weddle, who went on to finish the year as the top-ranked player at his position, per Pro Football Focus. This time around, the team tapped the open market for another proven vet... more

The Browns are making a long-term commitment to one of their own young defenders. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported that linebacker Christian Kirksey signed on Tuesday†a four-year, $38 million contract extension packed with $20 million in... more

Star quarterbacks have been treated differently than their peers from the beginning of time. Is that reality creating problems in Seattle? Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin was asked Tuesday to respond to an ESPN The Magazine article suggesting tha... more

The drama surrounding Fletcher Cox's status in Philadelphia -- if there was any -- is over. The Pro Bowl defensive lineman rejoined his Eagles teammates for Tuesday's organized team activities session, per NFL Network's Kimberly Jones. Cox was a... more

With the 2017 QB draft class spawning intrigue -- and immense uncertainty -- Marc Sessler found himself pondering all of the quarterback cliques of recent vintage. Which groups took the league by storm? Which went bust? Here are the rankings of each... more

The buzz around John Brown is beginning to take hold in Arizona. During recent offseason practices, the fourth-year wideout has displayed a "speed and explosiveness" the Cardinals haven't seen from Brown since 2015, according to Kent Somers of The... more

Quick: Name a team in the AFC that added more pure speed on offense this offseason than the Cincinnati Bengals. Second-round running back Joe Mixon gives Cincinnati a rare athlete who can gallop through defenses and catch passes with unhinged 4.43... more

Joe Thomas has seen a flood of first-round picks come and go in Cleveland. Many have washed away ingloriously, but the Pro Bowl left tackle for the Browns sees genuine hope in rookie pass rusher Myles Garrett. "I'm just impressed with his demeano... more

The Cleveland Browns need help in the secondary. On Tuesday, they found it. Free-agent cornerback Jason McCourty told NFL Network's Courtney Fallon he's signing a two-year, $6 million with the team. The deal includes $2 million guaranteed, the defe... more

So about that rumored Brandon Graham holdout ... it's not happening. The Eagles defensive end made that crystal clear on Tuesday, tweeting out the following: ‚?? Brandon Graham (@brandongraham55) May 16, 2017 While... more

Ben Roethlisberger publicly wrestled with retirement this offseason -- and nobody bought a word of it. One former teammate, though, says the 35-year-old Steelers quarterback was honestly pondering walking away from the NFL after 13 seasons. "I go... more

For each and every Patriots fan riding high through the skies, there's a forlorn football follower wondering if success, joy and trophies will ever come. Case in point: The Bengals haven't won a playoff game since wiping out the old Houston Oilers... more

It will take more than a single man to turn around the wandering ship known as the Cleveland Browns. First-overall draft pick Myles Garrett said it himself Friday, telling NFL Network's Aditi Kinkhabwala: "One person can't win games." Still, if a... more

Last year's Jaguars were pushed around, flattened and reduced to salt by the rest of the NFL. Veteran defensive tackle Malik Jackson doesn't expect that to happen under Jacksonville's new-look regime, telling the team's official website "it's a lot... more

The Denver Broncos have their first-round pick under contract. The Utah offensive tackle and No. 20 overall pick, Garett Bolles, agreed to terms with the Broncos on Thursday on a four-year rookie deal worth $11 million with a signing bonus of rough... more

The exodus of Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon rages on. The NFL has denied Gordon's reinstatement petition, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday, per a league source. USA Today's Tom Pelissero first reported the developm... more

Ndamukong Suh. Two words that bring lingering night terrors to quarterbacks everywhere. There's a person out there, though, who remembers the 6-foot-4, 305-pound Dolphins defensive behemoth as someone else entirely. "Oh, he was very cuddly,"... more

Have the Eagles hit a bump in the road with Brandon Graham? On the heels of a report by the Philadelphia Inquirer's Jeff McLane that Graham is poised to hold out for a new contract, a source informed of the situation told NFL Network's Mike Garafo... more

The New England Patriots continue to feel around for backfield help. The team hosted free-agent runner Christine Michael on a visit Tuesday, ESPN's Field Yates reported . The former Seahawks draft pick was released by the Packers earlier this mont... more

We know he's fired up about landing in the first round of last month's NFL draft. Takkarist McKinley, though, isn't done talking, insisting the Falcons got a steal with the No. 26 overall pick and telling the team's official website that he brings... more

Buffalo's search for a new general manager has come to a close. The Bills on Tuesday announced that Brandon Beane has been hired to replace Doug Whaley, who was fired along with his scouts after the draft. A close associate of Bills coach Sean... more

Former Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan emerged Tuesday to finally speak about his rocky tenure in Washington, which ended on a bizarre note with his firing in March. Instead of railing against the club, McCloughan was†"remarkably upbeat an... more

When Hue Jackson looks at DeShone Kizer, the Browns coach expects the rookie passer to invariably draw comparisons with an AFC North rival: Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. "I don't know that I've coached a guy with this kind of skill set,"... more

The Ravens have their first-round pick under contract. The team announced Friday that cornerback Marlon Humphrey inked his four-year deal. The Alabama product was the No. 16 pick in last week's draft. The Ravens also signed second-round selection... more

Large portions of the Football Cognoscenti have the Jets written off for dead in 2017, but that's not how Josh McCown feels about his new team. Instead of soaring toward a sky-high pick in next year's draft, the veteran quarterback is hoping to win... more

Rest easy, Patriots fans: The Malcolm Butler drama is over in New England. NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported Wednesday that the Patriots cornerback returned to Foxborough this week to participate in optional offseason workouts, per a source info... more

The Denver Broncos spent years trying to stop Jamaal Charles. Now they might join forces. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported the Broncos will host the free-agent running back on a visit Tuesday, per a source informed of the situation. The... more

The writing was on the wall for Zach Mettenberger as soon as the Steelers grabbed another quarterback in the draft . After selecting Tennessee's Joshua Dobbs in the fourth round this past weekend, Pittsburgh on Monday released Mettenberger, the... more


Not far from Philadelphia and the 2017 NFL Draft, disaster has struck the New York Jets. General manager Mike Maccagnan announced Saturday that wide receiver Devin Smith will miss the 2017 season after tearing his ACL prior to the start of organize... more

Plenty of draftniks thought the Bills might grab a quarterback in the first round of this year's selection process. That never happened, but Buffalo pulled the trigger on a signal-caller four rounds later. The team on Saturday grabbed Nathan Pete... more

The Cowboys have finally added a weapon on offense. After three straight defensive picks -- pass-rusher Taco Charlton and cornerbacks Chidobe Awuzie and Jourdan Lewis -- Dallas on Friday grabbed wideout Ryan Switzer out of North Carolina with the 1... more

The Jacksonville Jaguars have added a wide receiver. The team on Saturday grabbed Dede Westbrook out of Oklahoma with the 110th pick of the 2017 NFL Draft. It's a selection that comes with a certain amount of controversy. Westbrook, a Heisman Tro... more

On Thursday night, Gary Barnidge took to Twitter to welcome rookie tight end David Njoku to the Browns. One day later, Barnidge returned to tweet his farewell to Cleveland: I want to thank the Cleveland Browns for giving me my opportunity and lo... more

The Chargers were seen by some as a candidate to nab a quarterback in the draft to groom behind Philip Rivers. That didn't happen on Thursday night -- and Rivers is glad it didn't. "Yeah, I don't know if it would have been real good. As I told y'... more

The first round of the 2017 NFL Draft is a wrap , but a horde of talented players still remain. Rounds 2 and 3, set to kick off Friday evening, represent the sweet spot of the annual selection process. With needs to fill, teams have plenty of playe... more

In the end, the Browns didn't trade the No. 1 pick or use it on a less-than-perfect quarterback. Cleveland's first overall selection was used to nab the consensus top player in this year's draft: Texas A&M pass rusher Myles Garrett. "It was reall... more

The 49ers mined their way back into the first round on Thursday night to add one of the draft's most fascinating defenders. San Francisco struck a trade with the Seahawks, acquiring Seattle's pick at No. 31 overall to select hard-hitting Alabama... more

The Browns have added help where they need it most on defense: in the secondary. Cleveland on Thursday made Michigan safety Jabrill Peppers the No. 25 pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. The versatile defender hits the NFL as a jackknife utility man who ca... more

Tampa Bay's upstart young offense just added another juicy weapon. The Bucs on Thursday made Alabama tight end O.J. Howard the No. 19 pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. Few expected the uber-talented pass-catcher to fall this far into the waiting lap of T... more

The Saints entered the draft as a team still in the mix for Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler. That trade feels much less likely now. New Orleans on Thursday made Ohio State cover man Marshon Lattimore the No. 11 pick in 2017 NFL Draft. The move... more

The New York Jets have needs all over the field. On Thursday night, Gang Green chose to pad their defense by adding LSU safety Jamal Adams with the sixth-overall pick. The pick gives New York one of the draft's most talented defenders, a hard-hit... more

In the end, Cleveland kept it simple. Ending weeks of feverish speculation, the Browns on Thursday night made Myles Garrett the first overall pick of the 2017 NFL Draft. For most across the league, selecting the edge rusher amounted to a comprehen... more

Jahri Evans said earlier this month: "I'm just waiting for that phone call." It finally came. The free-agent guard is signing with the Green Bay Packers, a source informed of the situation told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport on Tuesday. The... more

Daryl Washington is free to pursue football again. The NFL on Tuesday notified the Arizona Cardinals linebacker that he has been reinstated on a conditional basis. Washington has been suspended without pay since May 2014 for violating the league'... more

This year's class of draft-eligible quarterbacks has been savaged from the start by evaluators. "I really don't like any of them," one team executive told Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "Maybe two will go in the first round because... more

Another wild year of Thursday Night Football is upon us. For the second season in a row, TNF's slate of games will be made available to fans across multiple networks and platforms in 2017. CBS and NBC will each air five Thursday Night Football... more

The Cleveland Browns are taking a quarterback during next week's draft in Philadelphia. We don't know what round -- or who it will be -- but it's happening. Guaranteed. That means competition for second-year passer Cody Kessler. It would also sig... more

The Cleveland Browns took the draft by storm last year by swapping the second-overall pick to the Philadelphia Eagles for a bushel of future selections. Sitting pretty this year at No. 1, the Browns don't sound like a team ready to organize another... more

Dan Williams is no longer a member of the Silver and Black. The Raiders on Tuesday released the 29-year-old defensive tackle after two seasons in Oakland, per the team. Williams appeared in 32 games with the Raiders, starting 26 tilts and notchin... more

Stephen Tulloch is walking away from pro football. The 32-year-old linebacker plans to retire from the NFL after 11 seasons with the Lions, Titans and Eagles, per the Lions' official website. Known for his durability, Tulloch didn't miss a start... more

Aqib Talib will not be punished for allegedly shooting himself. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday that the NFL informed the Pro Bowl cornerback, his agent and the Denver Broncos that no fine or suspension will be handed down stemmin... more

Andrew Luck has toiled through pain for the past two seasons. The Indianapolis Colts quarterback revealed as much during a meet-and-greet with reporters on Monday, acknowledging that his January shoulder operation originated from an early season in... more

At last, the table is set for Marshawn Lynch to return to the NFL. NFL Network's Michael Silver and Mike Garafolo reported Friday that the 30-year-old running back is nearing an agreement on a new contract with the Raiders. Marshawn Lynch is one... more

Here's something Terrelle Pryor didn't have in Cleveland last season: A reliable quarterback throwing him the ball. That's not the case anymore, though, after the passer-turned-wideout signed a one-year, $6 million contract with the Washington Reds... more

Adrian Peterson will continue to wait. Barring a dramatic shift, the free-agent running back is not expected to land a deal with a team prior to the draft, according to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. Teams involved will continue to monitor... more

Spin the Raiders' move to Las Vegas any way you please -- John Madden isn't buying it. The Hall of Fame coach told SiriusXM NFL Radio that he was "jolted" and "shocked" by the team's league-approved plan to relocate to Nevada, per ESPN's Paul... more

The Buffalo Bills are meeting with all sorts of quarterbacks, but do they plan on taking one in this month's draft? Armed with the No. 10 overall pick, the Bills met Sunday with North Carolina quarterback Mitchell Trubisky . That gathering might ha... more

One vote. That's what separated last year's Defensive Player of the Year, Raiders pass-rusher Khalil Mack, from Broncos whirlwind Von Miller, the ill-fated runner-up. The MVP of Super Bowl 50 made it clear on Tuesday that he views that loss as... more

We have a trade on our hands. The Cincinnati Bengals on Tuesday shipped a conditional 2018 draft choice to the Jacksonville Jaguars in exchange for defensive end Chris Smith. Both teams confirmed the move on Twitter. A fifth-round selection by t... more

NFC: North East West South Ranks AFC: North East West South Ranks While the NFL's other seven divisions ebb and flow and shift in power, the AFC East has been owned all century by one rough-and-tumble dictator: the... more

Trevor Siemian is ready to roll. Broncos coach Vance Joseph told reporters Monday that Denver's quarterback is "full go" with "no issues" following offseason surgery on his non-throwing shoulder, per NFL Network's James Palmer. Now fully cleared... more

The Eagles have rounded out their quarterback room. Philadelphia on Monday agreed to terms with free-agent passer Matt McGloin on a one-year deal, per the team's Twitter account. McGloin comes to the Eagles after spending the past four seasons a... more

NFC: North East West South Ranks AFC: North East West South Ranks Come back to us, NFC West. We're mere seasons removed from this four-pack of teams operating as the league's most talented division, with the 49ers,... more

Tony Romo is almost entirely positive that he'll never play football again. The former Cowboys quarterback, though, won't completely shut the door. During a Tuesday conference call to unpack his retirement and announce his new broadcasting role w... more

Suddenly, he's gone. Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is choosing retirement over one final dance with the Texans, Broncos or fill-in-the-blank. Planning to pursue a career in sports broadcasting, Romo will spend next season analyzing an NFL... more

Hard Knocks is sticking around for the long haul. HBO Sports, NFL Media and NFL Films announced Monday that they have agreed to a long-term extension of the popular television series. "The Hard Knocks franchise continues to thrive as the preemi... more


The process of recovery begins now for Cam Newton. The Panthers announced that their star quarterback is on the mend after undergoing surgery on his throwing shoulder in Charlotte on Thursday. "Head team physician Dr. Pat Connor performed surgery... more

Are the Browns willing to part ways with eternally suspended wideout Josh Gordon? It doesn't sound like it. "We're not in a position at wide receiver to turn down a guy like Josh if we feel like he's settled himself," Browns executive VP of foot... more

The New Orleans Saints aren't about to sign Johnny Manziel, but that didn't stop coach Sean Payton from dishing about his Super Bowl week breakfast with the unemployed quarterback. "It was good," Payton said Wednesday during the Annual League Meeti... more

The New York Giants could use a running back. Adrian Peterson could use a new team. Is there a marriage in the works? "Never say never," Giants coach Ben McAdoo said Tuesday at the Annual League Meeting in Phoenix, according to Pro Football Talk... more

One month removed from winning a Super Bowl ring with the Patriots, Chris Long has found a new team. The 32-year-old pass rusher has agreed to terms with the Philadelphia Eagles on a two-year contract, the team announced. NFL Network Insider Ian... more

The Jets last month parted ways with Darrelle Revis, leading to plenty of speculation that the one-time star cornerback could wind up back with New York's arch enemy -- the Patriots. "It would be great for him," Jets coach Todd Bowles said Tuesday... more

With the Oakland Raiders now officially on the books to migrate to Las Vegas, reaction to the move is flowing in from players past and present. That includes a statement from the team's starting quarterback, Derek Carr, who issued the following vi... more

The waiting game on Tony Romo rages on. Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett confirmed Monday at the Annual League Meeting in Phoenix that the team has yet to make a decision on what to do with their veteran star quarterback. "It's really unchanged... more

Quarterback Jameis Winston lobbied hard for the Buccaneers to sign wideout DeSean Jackson, saying before free agency, "I've met him before, and we want DeSean. You better believe we want DeSean here. " Now that Jackson calls Tampa home, the former... more

Roger Goodell has speed on the mind. When the NFL Commissioner sat down with NFL Network's Judy Battista on Thursday, the pace of the game -- and, specifically, how to increase it -- loomed large. "It has been an effort for a long period of time... more

Less than a week after the Vikings signed Latavius Murray, the veteran running back has gone under the knife. Minnesota announced that Murray underwent a successful ankle operation on Wednesday. The procedure was performed by Dr. Robert Anderson, t... more

To nobody's surprise, more than a few Atlanta Falcons are still smarting after their unbelievable 34-28 overtime loss to the Patriots in Super Bowl LI. "That's like a scar you'll see forever," Pro Bowl running back Devonta Freeman told ESPN. "You'... more

Is Marshawn Lynch's desire to return to the NFL legitimate? His agent on Monday wouldn't shoot it down. "He does miss football, no question," Doug Hendrickson said of the retired running back on KNBR-AM in San Francisco. "He loves the game of... more

Colin Kaepernick can't find an NFL team willing to give him a chance -- something his former 49ers coach believes is a major mistake. "I think he's an outstanding player and I think he's a great competitor who has proven it in games and has the ab... more

Josh McCown has found a new home. The journeyman quarterback signed a one-year contract with the Jets on Monday, per his agent Mike McCartney. The team later confirmed the deal. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported that McCown was inked to a... more

EJ Manuel's time in Buffalo has come to a close. The former Bills quarterback signed a deal with the Oakland Raiders on Monday, the team announced. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Manuel will serve as depth in the quarterback room behind st... more

The Saints spent Thursday courting restricted free agent Malcolm Butler. The gathering came and went without a deal for the Patriots cornerback, but New Orleans coach Sean Payton made it clear on Friday that he was impressed with the 27-year-old... more

Jason Pierre-Paul is sticking around Gotham for the long haul. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Friday that the Giants have signed with their star pass-rusher to a four-year contract, per a source informed of the negotiations. The deal is... more

The Baltimore Ravens have added more help in the secondary. The team announced Thursday that free-agent cornerback Brandon Carr has agreed to a four-year deal. Terms of pact have yet to be disclosed. "This is a good football player," said general... more

Latavius Murray landing with the Vikings signals the end of Adrian Peterson's storied run in Minnesota. Murray, though, has no plans to erase the memory of one of the game's finest running backs. "There wasn't a thought in my mind to try and wear... more

It happens every year. Quarterback-needy teams spout false promises about snagging the "best player available" in the draft, only to swing and miss on a signal caller who should have been taken rounds later -- or not at all. Recall 2011 , a ridic... more

Chase Daniel's run with the Eagles is over. The team on Monday released the veteran quarterback just hours after signing free-agent passer Nick Foles. "Chase's professionalism and intelligence were valuable assets to our quarterback room," said... more

Shane Vereen has a future with the Giants. NFL Network's Kimberly Jones reported that New York will pay the running back's $500,000 roster bonus by Monday's deadline, per a source informed of the team's thinking. "He is part of their 2017 plans,"... more

Lorenzo Alexander recorded an out-of-the-blue, late-career gem of a season in 2016. The Buffalo Bills believe he can do it again. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Saturday that the pass rusher is returning to Western New York on a two-year... more

Texans wideout DeAndre Hopkins couldn't stop former teammate A.J. Bouye from signing with the Jaguars, but he does have some advice for Jacksonville's new cornerback. "I told A.J., if he goes to (the Jaguars) then he better be the dude guarding me... more

If Bengals fans were agitated to watch a pair of proven offensive linemen slip away in free agency, Cincinnati's starting quarterback isn't sweating it. "There's no panic on my end," Andy Dalton said Thursday, per the team's official website. "I f... more

The 49ers have used free agency to sign a pair of veteran quarterbacks to the roster. They won't be the last signal-callers added to the mix. Brian Hoyer and Matt Barkley were lured to Santa Clara in quick order this week, but new coach Kyle Shanah... more

The Baltimore Ravens aggressively padded their roster during the first wave of free agency, but longtime general manager Ozzie Newsome made it clear the work is far from finished. "We're not done," Newsome said, per the team's official website. "I... more

Packers fans were fumed when Green Bay broke off talks with free-agent tight end Jared Cook. As it usually goes for Packers fans, the bad times didn't last long. The Packers announced Friday they signed tight end Martellus Bennett just weeks remove... more

The Indianapolis Colts continue to add pieces to their in-progress defense. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Friday that former Patriots and Browns pass rusher Jabaal Sheard has agreed to a three-year, $25.5 million deal with $12.75 millio... more

The Patriots have no overt plans to trade Jimmy Garoppolo, but that won't stop New England from making moves. The Panthers announced Friday that the Patriots have shipped their second-round pick south in exchange for pass-rusher Kony Ealy and Carol... more

The Bears aren't finished adding players. NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported Friday that Chicago will sign former Giants and Jaguars cornerback Prince Amukamara to a one-year deal, per a source informed of the discussions. NFL Network Insider Ian... more

Well-stocked at safety, the Ravens are waving farewell to Lardarius Webb. Set to be released on Friday, per NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, the 31-year-old veteran was made expendable after Baltimore signed free-agent safety Tony Jefferson. Web... more

In the end, staying put made the most sense for Brandon Williams and the Baltimore Ravens. The team announced Thursday that a five-year agreement has been reached in principle with the 28-year-old nose tackle. The pact is a massive one -- $54 mil... more

Following Thursday's unprecedented swap for Brock Osweiler, his salary and a 2018 second-round pick, the Browns are loaded heading into this year's draft. Armed with three first-rounders and five second-rounders over the next two years, Cleveland... more

The Buffalo Bills have hired new help in the defensive backfield. On the same day they cut veteran Aaron Williams, the team turned around and signed free-agent Micah Hyde. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported the terms as a five-year, $30 mill... more

The Cleveland Browns have raided the open market with one prime goal: fix their leaky offensive line. Mission accomplished. The team agreed to terms with free-agent guard Kevin Zeitler on Thursday. NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported that Clevel... more

The Dallas Cowboys haven't given up on getting something in return for Tony Romo. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday that the team is now trying to see if they can trade the veteran quarterback instead of releasing him. With mere... more

The New Orleans Saints are signing one of their own. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday the team is bringing back defensive tackle Nick Fairley on a four-year, $30 million deal, per sources informed of the situation. Coming off th... more

The quarterback chips are falling, with the latest piece landing in San Francisco. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday that the 49ers have agreed in principle on a two-year deal with free-agent quarterback Brian Hoyer, per a source inform... more

The Tyrod Taylor mystery has been solved. The Buffalo Bills are keeping their starting quarterback in town on a restructured deal, a source told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport on Wednesday. The team quickly confirmed the signing . The move puts... more

The Panthers aren't letting Charles Johnson walk out the door. The team on Tuesday signed the veteran defensive pass-rusher to a two-year contract extension through 2018. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported that Johnson turned down more mo... more

The offseason is off to a rocky start for Green Bay's Letroy Guion. The NFL announced Tuesday that the veteran Packers defensive tackle has been suspended without pay for the first four games of the 2017 regular season for violating the league's po... more

With teams now actively chasing down free agents, longtime Cardinals pass rusher Calais Campbell is drawing interest from an unexpected club in the AFC. "Keep an eye on the Jacksonville Jaguars here," NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport said during... more

Rams cornerback Trumaine Johnson signed his franchise tag on Monday morning, but will he wind up far beyond the sunny shores of Los Angeles? NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday that the Rams are in discussions with several clubs abou... more

Tampa Bay quarterback Jameis Winston made it clear last month that he would love to see free-agent deep threat DeSean Jackson in a Bucs uniform. He might just get his wish. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday that Tampa is planning... more

Desperately in need of fresh salary-cap space, the Los Angeles Chargers on Tuesday parted ways with a trio of well-known players. Former first-round offensive lineman D.J. Fluker, cornerback Brandon Flowers and wide receiver Stevie Johnson have all... more

Julio Jones is going under the knife. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Friday that the Falcons star receiver is expected to have foot surgery on Monday, per a source. The procedure is a minor one for Jones and won't affect his training c... more

Want to trade for Brandin Cooks? It's going to cost you. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday that the Saints receiver is drawing trade heat during this week's NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. ESPN went on to name both the Titan... more

Brandon Marshall is on the loose. Granted his release Friday †by the rebuilding-from-scratch New York Jets, the veteran wideout is free to pick a new team. Marshall hopes to land with a contender, but who will come calling for the 32-year-old wideo... more

The Seahawks under Pete Carroll have always preached competition. That mantra helped Russell Wilson emerge from the pack as a rookie quarterback and the team plans to employ the same approach in Seattle's backfield. Carroll on Thursday confirmed... more

Saints wide receiver Brandin Cooks was name-dropped as a potential trade target as early as last December. Three months later, those whispers are picking up steam. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday that Cooks is drawing interest du... more

The Eagles made waves last season when they traded Sam Bradford out the door to Minnesota. Could Philly be planning to send another quarterback packing? NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday that Eagles backup Chase Daniel is "drawing... more

The Titans are keeping Matt Cassel around for at least another year. The team on Thursday signed the veteran backup quarterback to a two-year extension worth $5.25 million, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a source informed of the... more

Asked about his backup quarterback on Wednesday, Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht told reporters: "We'd love to have Mike (Glennon) back in a perfect scenario." Don't plan on it. Set to hit free agency next month, Glennon already has a pair o... more

Bad news for the AFC North: The ageless James Harrison is sticking around. The Steelers on Wednesday signed the 38-year-old pass rusher to a two-year deal, the team announced. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported the deal is worth $3.5 million... more

Trumaine Johnson won't be leaving Southern California. The Rams placed the non-exclusive franchise tag on the veteran cornerback ahead of Wednesday's 4 p.m. ET deadline, the team announced . It's the second year running that Johnson has been tagg... more

Josh Gordon isn't ready to walk away from the lure of football. The Browns wideout is applying for NFL reinstatement from suspension on Wednesday, Gordon's business manager, Michael Johnson, told ESPN's Adam Schefter. Gordon hasn't appeared in a... more

One of the most radioactive quarterbacks in recent league history is asking for another chance -- again. Johnny Manziel has re-hired agent Erik Burkhardt to help him craft a comeback, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo reported Wednesday... more


Dont'a Hightower is free to go to market -- for now. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday that the Patriots linebacker will not be slapped with the franchise tag, per sources informed of the situation. If he isn't re-signed in time, Ne... more

This time around, the Chiefs made Eric Berry their top priority. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday that the Pro Bowl backstop has agreed to a new deal with Kansas City worth $78 million over six years with $40 million in guarantees,... more

If Minnesota brings back Adrian Peterson next season, it won't be at his current asking price. The Vikings on Tuesday announced that they will not exercise Peterson's option for 2017, meaning the star running back will become an unrestricted free a... more

It's easy to dismiss Cleveland's disastrous one-win season, but not every aspect of the campaign was total wreckage. The development of Isaiah Crowell was a quiet plus, and the Browns don't plan to let the young running back get away. NFL Network... more

It's just a matter of time before the Dallas Cowboys part ways with Tony Romo. When that split unfolds, could Josh McCown be on his way to Texas? The Dallas Morning News reported Monday that the Cowboys "again have interest" in the 37-year-old... more

The Steelers weren't kidding about their commitment to Antonio Brown. Weeks after general manager Kevin Colbert insisted the franchise wanted the All-Pro receiver to "retire as a Steeler," Pittsburgh on Monday signed Brown to a new five-year deal... more

Kawann Short has been tagged. The Panthers on Monday slapped the franchise tag on the productive, fifth-year defensive tackle. The sides have until July 15 to negotiate a multiyear contract. If no agreement is reached, Short will play under the... more

The Cleveland Browns are parting ways with Andrew Hawkins. The team on Monday terminated the contract of the veteran slot receiver after three seasons with the franchise, per the club's official website. In classy fashion, Hawkins reacted to his... more

Tom Coughlin has watched the tape. He's seen the ups, downs and in-betweens from last year's Jaguars team. His primary takeaway? This year's club needs to learn how to drop the hammer. "This league can benefit from more of (a tough) attitude. Thi... more

Offseasons are shaped by quarterback movement. Especially this offseason, with a cavalcade of signal-callers set to operate as high-profile free agents and juicy trade bait. Tony Romo, Kirk Cousins, Tyrod Taylor, Jimmy Garoppolo -- just a few of... more

The Hall of Fame has picked opponents for its annual preseason showdown. The Dallas Cowboys will face the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday, August 3, 2017, at the new Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio. The choice of teams makes plenty... more

Colin Kaepernick has touched base with his employer. The San Francisco 49ers quarterback visited the team's Santa Clara headquarters on Wednesday, per Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area. "I would characterize it as a really positive discussion ... Co... more

The Pittsburgh Steelers are interested in keeping James Harrison around for another season -- and the ageless linebacker feels the same way. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday that mutual interest exists between the team and the 38-year-ol... more

Choke artists. Authors of collapse. Innovators of implosion. Call them whatever you want. Atlanta's heartbreaking loss in Super Bowl LI is all the more bitter because of the course it took: Forging a 28-3 lead well into the third quarter, the ill-f... more

Choke artists. Authors of collapse. Innovators of implosion. Call them whatever you want. Atlanta's heartbreaking loss in Super Bowl LI is all the more bitter because of the course it took: Forging a 28-3 lead well into the third quarter, th... more

The San Francisco 49ers have pinpointed a new defensive coordinator. NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported Monday that Robert Saleh will fill the position under new head coach Kyle Shanahan. Shanahan confirmed Saleh's hiring Friday on KNBR-AM in Sa... more

The Cleveland Browns have made a move. The team on Thursday re-signed long snapper Charley Hughlett, per his agent: Charley Hughlett just signed a new 6-year deal w/the Cleveland Browns that will make him the highest-paid snapper in the NFL. ‚?... more

The Pittsburgh Steelers aren't about to let the AFC's best receiver get away. General manager Kevin Colbert told reporters Thursday that the organization has made it a priority to give Antonio Brown a contract extension as soon as possible, reveali... more

The Miami Dolphins have seen enough of Mario Williams. The team on Thursday released the veteran defensive end, while also parting ways with defensive tackle Earl Mitchell and cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu. The dumping of Williams comes as little... more

Vince Young hasn't given up on his dream of playing pro football. The former Texas star quarterback and first-round pick of the Titans has hired agent Leigh Steinberg to help him find a new home in the NFL: Vince Young has a desire to play more... more

The verdict is in on the Richard Sherman case. NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported that the Seahawks were issued a warning by the league on Monday for violating the NFL's injury-reporting policy on Seattle's star cornerback, per a source informed... more

Steelers wideout Sammie Coates toiled through last season with the pain of multiple broken fingers. That wasn't all. A source told ESPN's Jeremy Fowler on Tuesday that Coates also underwent sports hernia surgery , a setback that never made it onto... more

Jared Goff's puzzling rookie season doesn't concern his new quarterback coach. Greg Olson spent plenty of time watching Goff play at Cal and still sees a "really high" ceiling for the second-year pro. "Nothing that I've watched so far has deterr... more

The New York Giants aren't finished with their in-house purge. On the heels of releasing longtime wideout Victor Cruz, the team on Monday also parted ways with running back Rashad Jennings, according to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo. The team later... more

Less than a week after authoring the greatest comeback in Super Bowl history, Tom Brady could be found in ski pants and sneakers -- actively downplaying his epic performance. "I don't really think that is necessarily the case," Brady told TheMMQB'... more

Josh McCown is no longer employed by the Cleveland Browns, but the veteran quarterback has a strong opinion on whom the team should chase under center. Jimmy Garoppolo. "I've seen him on tape because we had a common opponent in Miami," McCown tol... more

Above all else, Super Bowl LI put an end to the age-old debate over the best quarterback on Planet Earth. That title goes to five-time champion Tom Brady of the Patriots, right? Not according to Joe Montana, the Hall of Fame passer and 49ers lege... more

Tony Romo. Prepare yourself for plenty of Tony Romo. As the new league year approaches, NFL fans are in for a barrage of fever-dream speculation over the future of the veteran Cowboys quarterback. Will he be traded? Released? Kept around for... more

It didn't take long for the Falcons to find Kyle Shanahan's replacement. The Falcons confirmed Tuesday they have hired Alabama play-caller Steve Sarkisian to be their next offensive coordinator. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport was told that Sark... more

HOUSTON -- They're joked about as automatons. These Patriots players, religiously issuing mechanical and emotionless words to describe a game so many other NFL teams can't seem to master. Do your job. Trust the process. One play at a time. Here... more

HOUSTON -- Matthew Slater doesn't get the attention of Tom Brady or Bill Belichick, but the Patriots special teams ace has seen it all during his time in New England. Maybe that's why Sunday's record-setting comeback in a 34-28 overtime win agains... more

HOUSTON -- Millions of humans around the globe will watch Super Bowl LI on Sunday. Michael Floyd will be one of them. The Patriots receiver was ruled inactive for New England's title clash with the Atlanta Falcons. Floyd was also a healthy scratc... more

HOUSTON -- It's not the name most were expecting. Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott capped off a fascinating debut campaign by nabbing the 2016 Associated Press NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year award at Saturday's NFL Honors ceremony. The... more

HOUSTON -- Sunday's Super Bowl is billed as a tussle between two teams with fascinating offenses and very little pass rush to stop the onslaught. Despite Atlanta housing the league's sack leader in Vic Beasley, his 15.5 takedowns were part of a def... more

HOUSTON -- There used to be life here. The Eighth Wonder of the World. Houston's treasure. The Astrodome. Abandoned in the shadows of NRG Stadium, the Astrodome today still thrives in the memory banks of NFL fans as the unforgettable home of the... more

When the Patriots lost last year's AFC title game to the Denver Broncos, one position group stood out for New England: the offensive line. Not in a positive way, either, as Tom Brady absorbed four sacks and a game-plan-crushing 17 hits -- many of t... more


The voice inside kept saying: Don't fly to the Super Bowl. Drive. Get in a car and push from Los Angeles to Houston. Stop along the way. See the country. Talk to people -- about football and life. To my surprise, the bosses agreed. And so I went. Her... more

T.J. Lang left Green Bay's ugly 44-21 loss to the Falcons banged up, bruised and wondering what his future will be with the Packers. The veteran right guard was carted away from Sunday's NFC title game with another injury to his left foot, the sam... more

Mere hours after Atlanta's Julio Jones lit up the Packers for 180 yards and two scores off nine grabs, his statistical explosion was matched -- exactly -- in New England. Reminding us of their masterful ability to turn any player into a raging star... more

Before they knew it, the Green Bay Packers found themselves left in the kicked-up dust of Sunday's NFC title game bout with the Atlanta Falcons. "We ran into a buzz saw," Packers coach Mike McCarthy told reporters in the aftermath of his team's 44-... more

Green Bay Packers fans want the first half of Sunday's NFC title game erased from human memory. Can you blame them? Instead of surging into the Georgia Dome to go punch-for-punch with the high-flying Falcons, Aaron Rodgers and the Packers simply... more

We're down to the final four teams left kicking and screaming. With the rest of the league mired in a long winter's dirt nap, who still matters? Who still has the might to alter the course of this campaign? Here's my list of the 51 most important... more

Green Bay's rash of receivers remain a banged-up group, but the team is hopeful that two key pass-catchers will be ready for Sunday's NFC title game against the Falcons. While Jordy Nelson remains a question mark for the Packers, fellow receiver Da... more

Chip Kelly won't be coaching in Jacksonville anytime soon. The Jaguars on Wednesday named Nathaniel Hackett as their offensive coordinator, making his position a permanent role after he served as the interim play-caller for the latter part of the... more

Steelers wideout Antonio Brown knows just where to find Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler on Sunday. "Obviously, it's a big game. I have a lot of respect for him. He's a follow-type corner," Brown said Wednesday. "Wherever I line up, he's gonna be... more

If you thought Mike Tomlin would go easy on Steelers wideout Antonio Brown -- think again. Pittsburgh's coach delivered a strongly worded message Tuesday in response to the brouhaha over Brown going live on Facebook from the Steelers' locker room... more

Antonio Brown's adventures into social media could wind up costing the All-Pro Steelers wideout. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday that Brown faces a potential fine for going live on Facebook from the Pittsburgh locker room following... more

Get ready for an offseason stuffed with intrigue around the fate of Tony Romo. Will the Cowboys trade him? Keep him? Clone the veteran quarterback for future use? "I don't have to get into that at all and I'm not," team owner and general manager... more

Will Jordy Nelson be ready for Sunday's epic NFC title game showdown with the Atlanta Falcons? Packers coach Mike McCarthy isn't ready to say for sure , telling reporters Monday: "Can't tell you if Jordy is going to practice Wednesday. He did all t... more

Sunday's disaster at Arrowhead Stadium hasn't shaken Kansas City's confidence in Alex Smith. "Do I still think we can win with Alex? Yeah, we were right there ," Chiefs coach Andy Reid said of his starting quarterback on Monday, per Terez Paylor of... more

When the Falcons dropped a 36-burger on Seattle in Saturday's divisional-round romp, it marked the most points allowed by the Seahawks in the postseason since 2011. So what happened to The Legion of Boom? Atlanta's high-octane offense, for one, bu... more

The Atlanta Falcons remain alive on the Road to Houston, but their talented offensive coordinator might wind up somewhere else. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that Kyle Shanahan has emerged as the favorite for San Francisco's head... more

The Steelers have leaned all season on their spectacular points-scoring trio of Ben Roethlisberger, Antonio Brown and Le'Veon Bell. On Sunday, they rode their kicker to the Promised Land. In a somewhat-ugly 18-16 divisional-round win over the Ch... more

This year was supposed to be different. Showing signs of newfound versatility and explosion on offense down the stretch, the Chiefs would have licked their chops knowing ahead of time that Pittsburgh would have been held to just field goals on Sund... more

The season is over for Dallas, but don't blame this one on Dak Prescott. Going punch-for-punch with the mystical on-field powers of Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers, the Cowboys rookie quarterback nearly played the role of hero in Sunday's 34-31 loss to... more

Past the politics, the referendums, the haggling over stadium space and cash flow; beyond the fresh new branding and pretty words about why this makes sense for the league and for Los Angeles -- I think of the Chargers fans. Somewhere in San Diego... more

Broncos football czar John Elway has zero doubt about Vance Joseph's ability to lead Denver back into the playoffs. Introducing the team's new head coach on Thursday, Elway quipped to reporters: "I will say this, he's very smart. He's an... more

Steelers-Chiefs Texans-Patriots Seahawks-Falcons Packers-Cowboys Background The Road to Houston is filled with peril for the Texans. Coming off a concise hammering of the Raiders, Bill O'Brien's team now travels to New England to... more

The Denver Broncos have a new head coach. Vance Joseph has officially been hired to replace the retired Gary Kubiak, Broncos football czar John Elway announced Wednesday. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported that Joseph signed a four-year deal... more

Steelers fans were thrilled to watch their team blast the Dolphins in Sunday's wild-card tilt, but one curious question lingered after the win: Why was Ben Roethlisberger still whipping passes in the final minutes of Pittsburgh's 30-12 romp over M... more

If you're the Dallas Cowboys, you have to ask how you manage to go 13-3 and nab the NFC's top playoff seed -- only to draw the white-hot Packers come playoff time. While the 'Boys decisively dumped Green Bay way back in October, that 30-16 romp ca... more

The combinations alone make the head spin. With eight teams left, the carousel of potential matchups for Super Bowl LI offers a fascinating journey into the universe of "What if?" With so many possibilities kicking around, they've asked me to coo... more

Will Packers fans see Jordy Nelson again this season? Coach Mike McCarthy told reporters on Monday that his star wideout has a shot to suit up for Sunday's NFC divisional-round tilt with the Dallas Cowboys. That would take an "incredible effort,... more

Tom Coughlin is back in the NFL. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that the Jaguars hired their one-time head coach in the role of executive vice president, per a source informed of the situation. The team later made the announceme... more

In his first-ever playoff appearance, Odell Beckham was barely a blip on the radar. The Giants star wideout notched just four catches for 28 yards off a team-leading 11 targets in Sunday's 38-13 wild-card loss to the Packers in Green Bay. Drops... more

Jordy Nelson's afternoon ended prematurely. The Packers wideout left Sunday's wild-card win over the Giants after taking a vicious hit from New York cornerback Leon Hall and did not return. Nelson sat out an offensive series before the Packers ca... more

The Steelers are on to face the Chiefs in the AFC Divisional Round after handling the Dolphins with ease in Sunday's AFC wild-card tilt. Here's what we learned from Pittsburgh's 30-12 win over Miami: 1. This one felt over for Miami less than three... more

A disappointing finish by the Redskins will cost a handful of coaches their jobs in our nation's capital. Washington fired defensive coordinator Joe Barry and two assistants -- defensive line coach Robb Akey and defensive backs aide Perry Fewell --... more

Lions-Seahawks Giants-Packers Raiders-Texans Dolphins-Steelers The Backstory It's Detroit against the world. Having not won a playoff game since 1991, the Lions are aiming to correct that ill after dropping their final thre... more

The Baltimore Ravens are sticking with Marty Mornhinweg. Coach John Harbaugh confirmed Tuesday that he will keep the team's offensive coordinator in-house for another season, along with defensive play-caller Dean Pees and special teams coordinator... more

Back in August, the obvious assumption was that Michael Floyd would help propel the Arizona Cardinals into yet another playoff appearance. Instead, the fifth-year wideout heads into January as a welcomed member of the New England Patriots. "It's... more

As whispers swirl around Sean Payton's future in New Orleans, the Saints coach openly denies them all. Sound familiar? It should. Payton on Monday shot down reports that he huddled with general manager Mickey Loomis after Sunday's loss to the Fal... more

Buffalo Bills owner Terry Pegula on Monday detailed his decision to fire coach Rex Ryan. And the details are ... awkward. Calling Ryan's firing an "executive decision," Pegula told The Associated Press that he dumped the coach during a conferenc... more

The NFL's annual wave of firings has -- so far -- spared anyone of note in Indianapolis. Colts coach Chuck Pagano doesn't expect that to change. "No," Pagano said when asked Monday if there was any doubt about returning for next season. "This is... more

The silver lining to Cam Newton's turbulent 2016 campaign: His beaten-up body won't require surgery. The Panthers passer confirmed Sunday that the throwing shoulder he injured against the Chargers in Week 14 will simply require a little TLC this... more

This time around, Jimmy Haslam is staying the course. The owner of the Cleveland Browns gathered with reporters after Sunday's 27-24 overtime loss to the Steelers to emphasize that coach Hue Jackson has his approval on the heels of a 1-15 campaign.... more

After finishing dead last in the AFC West two years in a row, the Chargers are parting ways with head coach Mike McCoy. The team confirmed the move on Sunday following San Diego's 37-27 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. "Mike McCoy is a man of hig... more


Now that Rex Ryan has been banished from Bills headquarters, his former players are making it clear what they want in Buffalo's next head coach. Wideout Sammy Watkins on Thursday called for team brass to hire a leader willing to bring renewed disci... more

Antonio Gates isn't ready to walk away from the game -- not yet. About to wrap up his 14th NFL campaign, the veteran tight end made it clear Wednesday that he's planning to be around next season. "This is not the way I expected to be done," Gate... more

This time around, the Pittsburgh Steelers won't toy with fate. Coach Mike Tomlin on Wednesday "strongly indicated" that a handful of his star players will not suit up for Sunday's low-stakes meeting with the Cleveland Browns, per Chris Adamski of... more

The Hall of Fame Game is moving. Not away from historic Canton, Ohio, but from Sunday evening to Thursday night. The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced Wednesday that this year's preseason classic will kick off on Thursday for the first time in... more

Mike Pettine built a house. While his fellow NFL coaches spent spring into summer peeling back the playbook -- teaching nuanced zone coverages and exotic blitz packages to their charges -- the former head coach of the Cleveland Browns found himself... more

Joe Staley is playing under his fifth head coach in San Francisco. He hopes there won't be a sixth. The veteran left tackle went out of his way this week to back Chip Kelly, whose two-win team would tie a franchise record if they fail to upset the... more

The Buffalo Bills are moving on from Rex Ryan, a coach the New York Jets tired of just two winters ago. Both teams reside in the AFC East, a division comprehensively owned by the mighty New England Patriots since the turn of the century. Armed w... more

AFC playoff picture NFC playoff picture Aaron Rodgers knew all along. Green Bay's star quarterback was chuckled at in November when he suggested the Packers would saddle up and "run the table." Five games later -- five wins later -- Gre... more

Rex Ryan's sudden firing on Tuesday means plenty of change ahead for the Buffalo Bills -- starting with the team's most important position. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported that quarterback Tyrod Taylor is expected to be benched in favor... more

The Bucs turned heads on Saturday when they made Doug Martin a healthy scratch. Coach Dirk Koetter explained Monday his decision to sit the running back for Tampa Bay's 31-24 loss to the Saints, but refused to say if Martin would suit up for the t... more

Why did a pair of Vikings defensive backs go off script to create their own ill-fated game plan in Saturday's ugly 38-25 loss to the Packers? NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that Xavier Rhodes went into the contest planning to fol... more

When it comes to the AFC playoff picture, the Broncos are out , which means plenty of the team's future prospects could be in come Week 17. Coach Gary Kubiak told reporters Monday that rookie quarterback Paxton Lynch might be among the players who... more

Hue Jackson wants more of this feeling. Coming off Saturday's emotional 20-17 win over the Chargers -- a victory that saved the Browns from a winless season -- Cleveland's head coach pointed to the triumph as a jumping-off point for the franchise.... more

The NFC West champion Seahawks (9-5-1) lost their grip on the conference's No. 2 seed with Sunday's dramatic loss to the Cardinals (6-8-1). Here's what we learned from Arizona's 34-31 victory in Week 16: 1. Overcoming a horrible start and trailin... more

It finally happened. Josh Lambo's missed field goal as time expired gave the Browns their first win in more than a calendar year. Here's what we learned from Cleveland's 20-17 victory over San Diego: 1. Cleveland has dodged the horrors of 0-16.... more

A very Merry Christmas is coming for 12 pro football teams burning toward the NFL postseason. If you root for one of these winners, you've already been handed a juicy holiday gift. A cherry on top of your fantastic autumn. For 20 other fan bases,... more

Julio Jones is back. Falcons coach Dan Quinn told reporters on Thursday that Atlanta's All-Pro receiver will play Saturday against the Carolina Panthers, per Kelsey Conway of the team's official website. Jones practiced for the third straight ti... more

The Kansas City Chiefs will finish their season without the help of running back Jamaal Charles. The team on Wednesday activated linebacker Justin March-Lillard off injured reserve, per NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. With the 23-year-old defende... more

NFC playoff picture AFC playoff picture We're down to the nitty-gritty in the glorious NFC. Barring a two-week collapse by the heat-seeking Cowboys, Dallas will roll into January as the conference's unquestioned top seed . What's fascinat... more

When the Giants visit the Eagles for Thursday Night Football , Big Blue wideout Odell Beckham expects to hear it from Philly's home crowd. "I've been called anything in the book over there when you're down in Philly," Beckham said Tuesday, per ESP... more

Richard Sherman is back in the news for all the wrong reasons. The Seahawks cornerback on Tuesday threatened to "ruin" a local reporter's career after "a couple of tough questions," per Stephen Cohen of the Seattle Post Intelligencer. The scene... more

After piling up 83 points over the past two weeks, the high-flying Falcons are adding yet another playmaker to the mix. All-Pro wideout Julio Jones practiced on Tuesday after coach Dan Quinn told reporters that would†"participate some ." The receiv... more

When I went to high school in the early 1990s, I didn't want to be a football player. I wanted to be a sportscaster. When I wasn't filling geometry notebooks with drawings of the NBC Sports logo -- the network I planned to work for someday -- I... more

Whoever becomes the next coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars won't be tied at the hip to Blake Bortles. Anointed to find a successor for Gus Bradley -- who was fired on Sunday -- retained general manager Dave Caldwell made it clear that he remains o... more

Janoris Jenkins is on the mend. Giants coach Ben McAdoo told reporters Monday that Jenkins suffered a bruised back in Sunday's win over the Lions. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that the Giants cornerback underwent testing to r... more

The Raiders (11-3) are playoff-bound after knocking off the injury-riddled Chargers (5-9) on Sunday. Here's what we learned from Oakland's 19-16 victory over San Diego : 1. A loyal and vocal bunch, Raiders fans have been through hell this century.... more

The Ravens (8-6) remain alive in the race for the AFC North with Sunday's 27-26 win over the fading Eagles (5-9). Here's what we learned from Baltimore's last-second victory over Philadelphia: 1. Down 27-26 with four ticks left on the clock, the... more

"I want a chance to play the Rams ." Those words came directly from Jeff Fisher in an exclusive interview with Charissa Thompson that aired during FOX's pregame show Sunday. Fisher -- who was fired Monday after five dangerously mediocre seasons... more

Week 15 will come and go without the services of Julio Jones. The Falcons All-Pro receiver has been ruled out for Atlanta's game against the San Francisco 49ers because of the sprained toe that kept him out of practice all week, the team announced.... more

Playing quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys is a unique profession. Dak Prescott is learning that firsthand. A college student a year ago, Prescott today has helped the 'Boys carve out an 11-2 record -- putting them in position for the No. 1 seed --... more

Only one team throws the ball more than the Baltimore Ravens: the Cleveland Browns. Mining their way to a 7-6 record, the Ravens find themselves in the playoff hunt thanks to a hurly-burly, stingy defense and an offense that does just enough to put... more

The New England Patriots have added yet another weapon. The Patriots officially claimed Cardinals wideout Michael Floyd off waivers on Thursday. To make room on the roster, New England cut receiver Griff Whalen. Floyd was released this week by... more

Cam Newton avoided lobbing the ball at practice on Thursday for the second straight afternoon. Panthers coach Ron Rivera explained why after the session, telling reporters that Carolina's starting quarterback underwent an MRI on his throwing shoul... more

Josh Norman has plenty to play for come Monday night. The Redskins cover man made it crystal clear on Thursday that he's itching to face a Panthers team that suddenly released him this past offseason following an All-Pro campaign. "Just as much a... more

Green Bay's banged-up backfield has been hit with another setback. Packers coach Mike McCarthy told reporters Thursday that veteran runner James Starks is currently mired in the league's concussion protocol after his involvement in a car accident... more

NFC playoff picture AFC playoff picture Who's in the mood to break down a rash of overly complex math-infused tie-breaker scenarios ? Me neither. There's ample time ahead for that level of unbridled joy. Let's spend today meditating on th... more

Jerry Jones has been asked the question endlessly -- in a thousand different ways. What would it take for the Cowboys to sit rookie quarterback Dak Prescott in favor of veteran Tony Romo? "I don't have a definition for it, but you'll know it when... more

Justin Bethel's stock is tumbling in Arizona. Asked Monday if the Cardinals special-teamer's transition to cornerback remains a work-in-progress, coach Bruce Arians pulled no punches. "It's a failure in progress," Arians said of Bethel. Yes, Ar... more

For the first time in his NFL career on Sunday, Jameis Winston failed to produce a touchdown. The rough-and-tumble Bucs, though, are much more than just their quarterback. Sunday's 16-11 win over the division-rival Saints was the product of a ris... more

There was no more dominant performance on Sunday than what we saw from Le'Veon Bell. The dazzling Steelers running back systematically lashed the home-team Bills for a franchise-record 236 yards on the ground off a whopping 38 carries. "Awesome.... more

The Buccaneers (8-5) remain tied with the Falcons atop the NFC South after knocking off the Saints (5-8) at home. Here's what we learned from Tampa Bay's 16-11 win over New Orleans : 1. It wasn't pretty. It didn't need to be. Playing their biggest... more

The Steelers (8-5) control their destiny in the AFC North after taking down the Bills (6-7) on Sunday. Here's what we learned from Pittsburgh's 27-20 win over Buffalo: 1. All hail Le'Veon Bell. Entering Sunday with 100-plus scrimmage yards in eig... more

The Cleveland Browns have come full circle at the quarterback position. NFL Network's Michael Silver reported Thursday that the team will start Robert Griffin III under center against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, per a team source. The team la... more

Justin Forsett hasn't recorded an NFL statistic since before Halloween, but the Denver Broncos plan to correct that reality come Sunday. Coach Gary Kubiak told reporters Wednesday that he expects the team's newly signed running back to split snaps... more

AFC playoff picture NFC playoff picture It's no longer just the Patriots and everyone else in the AFC. New England has company in the form of Oakland, a magical, offensive whirlwind of a team now doubling as the conference's No. 1 seed .... more

The one-win Niners are back on the Kap Train. Offensive coordinator Curtis Modkins announced Tuesday that Colin Kaepernick will start at quarterback Sunday against the flailing New York Jets, per Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area. Kaepernick was... more

The playoff-bound Dallas Cowboys are zooming toward the NFC's No. 1 seed. If they lock it up prior to Week 17, will the team's starters get a breather before the postseason? Don't bank on it. "No, I see us more as business as usual," team owne... more

Percy Harvin's season is over before it began. The Buffalo Bills on Monday placed the receiver and return man on the reserve/non-football illness list . The electric pass-catcher signed a contract with the Bills last month following an offseason... more

Talk about a long flight home. The Buffalo Bills could only peer back and ponder the wreckage after watching a 15-point third-quarter lead morph into a season-crushing 38-24 loss to the Oakland Raiders on Sunday. "It definitely did shock me," Bi... more

The surging Raiders (10-2) on Sunday kept pace with New England for the AFC's No. 1 seed with a 38-24 win at home against the Bills (6-6). Here's what we learned from Oakland's comeback victory over Buffalo: 1. The Raiders are pure magic. Playing... more

The Packers (6-6) on Sunday kept their playoff hopes alive with a 21-13 win over the Houston Texans (6-6) at snowy Lambeau Field. Here's what we learned from Green Bay's critical home win: 1. Battling a hamstring injury and Mother Nature, Aaron Ro... more

The Broncos practiced Thursday without the services of Trevor Siemian. NFL Network's James Palmer reported that Denver's starting quarterback missed his second straight practice with the sprained foot he suffered in Sunday night's overtime loss to... more


NFC playoff picture AFC playoff picture In the NFC, there's Dallas -- and everyone else . The question for the Cowboys isn't where Tony Romo lands next -- sorry, every pregame show in America -- but whether or not another challenger inside... more

The Philadelphia Eagles are pressing pause on Nelson Agholor. The second-year wideout was inactive for Monday's game against the Green Bay Packers. With Agholor out of the mix, Jordan Matthews saw increased snaps outside across from Dorial... more

They're tied atop the AFC South, but the Houston Texans have failed to resemble playoff material of late. After nipping the woeful Jaguars by three points in Week 10, coach Bill O'Brien's team has been overmatched in back-to-back losses to the Raid... more

Seattle's deflating loss to the Buccaneers on Sunday came without Pro Bowl defensive lineman Michael Bennett or All-Pro safety Earl Thomas in the lineup. The Seahawks (7-3-1) hope to get both players back in time for Week 13. Coach Pete Carroll t... more

Andrew Luck is one step closer to returning to action. The Colts quarterback practiced Monday after missing the team's Thanksgiving night loss to the Steelers with a concussion.† Donning a red non-contact jersey, Luck was seen throwing the ball... more

The Cincinnati Bengals are dancing dangerously close to elimination, but at least one man refuses to believe it's over. In the grim aftermath of a 19-14 loss to the Baltimore Ravens, coach Marvin Lewis emphasized to his players that the playoffs re... more

The Buccaneers (6-5) kept their playoff hopes afloat with a rock-solid defensive effort on Sunday against Russell Wilson and the Seahawks (7-3-1). Here's what we learned from Tampa Bay's surprising 14-5 win over Seattle: 1. Largely ignored by the... more

A brilliant afternoon from kicker Justin Tucker paved the way for Baltimore's 19-14 win over the flailing Bengals (3-7-1). Here's what we learned from Sunday's pivotal victory for the Ravens (6-5): 1. Tied with Pittsburgh atop the AFC North,... more

Did anyone expect a Lions game to do anything but boil down to the wire? Following their season-long script, Detroit put their loyal fan base through the ringer before notching a crafty 16-13 victory triggered by a Darius Slay interception that se... more

Jared Goff hardly turned heads in his NFL debut, but the Rams are hinting at turning him loose this Sunday against the Saints. "I sure hope so," Goff said after Wednesday's practice, per Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times. "We've got some good st... more

Saddled with a 4-6 record in the NFC North, the third-place Packers are threatening to stay home this January. Instead of surging into the postseason,†Green Bay†has lost four straight thanks to a wayward defense that has allowed 30-plus points in f... more

For some, it's the food and endless fountains of drink. For others, it's family. For those of you choosing to read this, though, Thanksgiving hinges equally on a third, brilliant factor: Football. With three compelling games set for Thursday, let's... more

Set to face the Steelers just three days from now, the Indianapolis Colts have a major problem under center. Coach Chuck Pagano announced Monday that quarterback Andrew Luck is mired in the league's concussion protocol on the heels of Sunday's 24-... more

Another week, another suspension for the wayward Chicago Bears. Seven days after wideout Alshon Jeffery was slapped with a four-game ban , veteran linebacker Jerrell Freeman has been suspended without pay for four games after violating the NFL's po... more

The Jets aren't finished with Ryan Fitzpatrick -- not yet. Coach Todd Bowles announced Monday that the weatherworn, veteran quarterback will start Sunday at home against the surging New England Patriots. "He's healthy," Bowles answered when aske... more

Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman knew all along that Seattle's rough-and-tumble defense would make life difficult for Eagles rookie quarterback Carson Wentz. "He was poised. He wasn't shook. He's a rook. That's what he is," Sherman said after... more

Tumbling into the darkness of their first four-game losing streak since 2008, the flailing Green Bay Packers know their season rests on the brink. "Six losses puts your ass against the wall," coach Mike McCarthy said after Sunday night's 42-24 loss... more

It was no disaster, but Jared Goff was far from a savior in his NFL debut. The Rams rookie quarterback played from wire-to-wire through murky weather in a 14-10 loss at home to the Miami Dolphins. Along the way, the top pick in the draft looked th... more

The Steelers (5-5) are tied with Baltimore atop the AFC North after Sunday's efficient mowing down of the winless Browns (0-11). Here's what we learned from Pittsburgh's 24-9 win over Cleveland: 1. Employing a conservative but effective game plan,... more

New England's Rob Gronkowski won't be on the field Sunday in San Francisco. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Friday that the Patriots tight end was not aboard the team plane as coaches and players prepared to fly west to face the 49ers, pe... more

Fans and pundits like to talk about the concept of NFL teams tanking for a higher draft pick, but good luck finding a player or coach who thinks that way. While the Bears loom as a shoe-in for a top-five selection in next year's draft, veteran... more

When Carson Wentz and the Eagles visit Russell Wilson's Seahawks on Sunday, the game will feature a pair of passers with plenty of admiration for each other's talents. Wentz told reporters this week that he's "always been a big fan" of Wilson, whil... more

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has plenty to say about the decades-long quarterback quandary in Cleveland. Admitting this week that he was "blown away" by the Browns passing on Eagles rookie Carson Wentz in the draft, Big Ben c... more

Minnesota's issues along the offensive line are no state secret. Hampered by the loss of three tackles -- Matt Kalil, Andre Smith and Jake Long -- the Vikings have been forced to start 10 different blockers this autumn and now march into Sunday's c... more

The Chiefs still hope to have Jamaal Charles back in time for the playoffs, but the veteran runner has hit another roadblock. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday that Charles underwent a knee scope on Monday, per team trainer Rick... more

The up-and-down -- and mostly down -- play of Darrelle Revis has been one of the season's more depressing narratives, but Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan says he's satisfied with the cornerback. "I'm happy with his effort," Maccagnan said, per... more

Don't take it personally, A.J. Green, but Bills coach Rex Ryan would rather not see you on Sunday. "I saw where he was hobbled a little bit. I think (Bengals coach) Marvin (Lewis) should rest him this week and that would be my advice to Marvin," R... more

NFC playoff picture AFC playoff picture It doesn't require an immense imagination to picture the New England Patriots walking away with the pretender-stuffed AFC. The NFC, however, remains packed with intrigue. Instead of crumbling in...