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Dan Hanzus

Dan Hanzus

 

Dan Hanzus is a writer for Around the NFL, providing non-stop analysis and opinions on all things football. Previous stops include The Journal News in Westchester, N.Y., and MLB.com before joining NFL Media in 2010. Hanzus hosts the award-winning "Around the League Podcast" with an aplomb reminiscent of a young Chris Berman.


May

Ryan Fitzpatrick and the New York Jets can't get on the same page. On Friday, we got a little more clarity on the contract offer that has left the two sides in a stalemate since March. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Friday that in March th... more

The Chicago Bears and their first-round pick are in business. The team announced Friday that it has agreed to terms with linebacker Leonard Floyd on a four-year contract with a fifth-year option. These are the standard contract parameters for a... more

As I sat at my desk watching a Rex Ryan news conference earlier this week, I remarked to the rest of the Around The NFL team how it appeared that the Buffalo Bills coach had put on a few pounds since we last saw him. Turned out I was right. Ryan to... more

For Trent Richardson, it's the same old story -- and it could rob him a chance at rebooting his NFL career. Richardson, the No. 3 overall pick of the 2012 NFL Draft, has struggled with conditioning throughout his pro career, and Ravens coach John... more

Geno Smith is, by far, the best option for the New York Jets at quarterback right now. Of course, it's not that simple. With the Jets, it never is. The Jets continued organized team activities Wednesday, hosting their first practice open to media... more

Doug Whaley has clarified a controversial comment he made about the safety of football. On Tuesday, in response to a question about the durability of star wideout Sammy Watkins, the Buffalo Bills general manager said he didn't "think humans are sup... more

As Tom Brady's suspension fight rolls on, the New England Patriots continue to stand by their man. "We've been behind him. The whole thing has been mishandled in my opinion," Patriots owner Robert Kraft told NFL Media's Judy Battista at the Spring... more

Is Larry Fitzgerald nearing the end of his Hall of Fame career? He's not ready to say just yet. On Tuesday, the veteran wide receiver was asked at Cardinals OTAs if his 13th season could be his last. "Honestly, I have no idea," Fitzgerald said, v... more

Pump the brakes on any assumptions that Tyrann Mathieu will be on the field when the Arizona Cardinals open their season Sept. 11 against the New England Patriots. Mathieu, currently rehabbing his way back from a second torn ACL in three seasons, w... more

As the messy contract stalemate has played out between the Jets and Ryan Fitzpatrick this offseason, we've heard next to nothing from the man at the center of the storm. On Monday, Fitzpatrick resurfaced at a charity golf outing hosted by former Je... more

When I was in college -- this was that semi-terrifying era of American history known as the early-aughts -- it was not uncommon for a night out at the bar to end with boozy, late-night sing-along sessions to hits from the likes of Bon Jovi, Journey a... more

Connor Barth lost his job when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers drafted a kicker in the second round. Now, he has found a new gig. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Thursday that Barth is on his way to New Orleans to sign with the Saints. Barth most likely wil... more

Jamaal Charles deserves the benefit of the doubt. The Kansas City Chiefs running back turned up at No. 75 on NFL Network's "The Top 100 Players Of 2016" countdown, a 63-spot free fall from his No. 12 position on last year's list. This is downright... more

In the ongoing quest to find out if Rob Gronkowski will do literally anything so long as you make the request between February and July, we journey to a Miami-based ballet studio, where Gronk takes a shot at one of the finest art forms of the human b... more

Eric Decker believes Ryan Fitzpatrick will return to the Jets, but it doesn't sound like he expects that to happen any time soon. On Tuesday's edition of NFL Total Access , Rhett Lewis asked Decker if Fitzpatrick will be behind center when the Jets... more

Adam Vinatieri will begin his 21st season later this year with a well-earned reputation as one of the greatest kickers in the history of the NFL. If Bill Parcells had a touch less patience, Vinatieri's brilliant career -- and the Patriots' dynasty... more

Doug Pederson has a message for Sam Bradford. You're my No. 1 guy . The Eagles coach tried his best to quell the unrest in his quarterback room on Tuesday by sharing his side of a recent conversation with Bradford, who has done everything in his po... more

Bryce Petty could be playing for his Jets future this summer. The former Baylor star -- coming off a red-shirt maiden voyage in the NFL -- will need to show considerable progress to keep his roster spot after the Jets used a second-round pick on Pe... more

Shaq Lawson is headed toward the operating table. The Buffalo Bills announced Monday that Lawson, the 19th overall pick in last month's draft, will undergo surgery on his right shoulder on Tuesday. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported that Lawso... more

When your favorite team is prepping to move into a shiny new facility called Mercedes-Benz Stadium , your first inclination might be to assume any visit will double as an atomic blast to your bank account. But that won't be the case for Falcons fan... more

The Miami Dolphins are adding some more depth to their defensive line. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reports that defensive end Jason Jones has signed a 1-year deal worth more than $1.5 million with the Dolphins, according to a source with knowled... more

Let's talk about Tom Brady. On the surface, the Patriots quarterback may be the essential American sports icon -- or at least the purest distillation of the form since Joe DiMaggio was patrolling center field for the Yankees. Brady is insanely tale... more

Bill Belichick grew up in Annapolis, Maryland, the heart of lacrosse country. Perhaps it shouldn't come as a surprise that the Patriots coach has a lifelong love of the game. Belichick played the sport in his youth, as did his children.This persona... more

OXNARD, Calif. -- Choosing a Hard Knocks team isn't usually easy. This year proved to be an exception to the rule. The Rams will take their star turn when the ground-breaking HBO series makes its return for an 11th season on Aug. 9 at 10 p.m. ET.... more

Ricardo Lockette has played his last down in the NFL. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday the veteran wide receiver has been forced to retire due to the neck injury he suffered in a game with the Seattle Seahawks last November. The wi... more

You want your Moritz Boehringer news. You need your Moritz Boehringer news. Make that Moritz Böhringer news. The "feel-good story" might be over for the German wide receiver at Minnesota Vikings camp, but Böhringer keeps on making news in the... more

Rex Ryan and Doug Whaley have worked together for nearly a year and a half now. It's starting to sound like the loquacious head coach is rubbing off on the teflon general manager. During a Tuesday appearance on NFL Network's NFL Total Access , Whal... more

When trying to discern news in the Jets' foggy negotiation with Ryan Fitzpatrick, find guidance through the prophet Keanu . Spoon Child: Do not try and bend the spoon. That's impossible. Instead ... only try to realize the truth. Neo: What tru... more

The New York Giants used the 10th overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft on Ohio State cornerback Eli Apple. The selection made an arcane bit of football history. The ever-dependable ProFootballReference.com tells us there have been only six players i... more

Just when you thought the salad days of Jon Bostic trade intrigue were over. The Patriots traded Bostic to the Detroit Lions, both teams announced Monday. A source with knowledge of the trade told NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport the Patriots will re... more

With apologies to The Hooded One , Ron Rivera continues to lead the pack when it comes to great nicknames for NFL head coaches. We're referring, of course, to "Riverboat Ron", a moniker that stuck a few years back when Rivera started to take a more... more

Robert Nkemdiche has looked very good in initial practices with the Arizona Cardinals. Too good, in fact. Cardinals coach Bruce Arians had to tell Nkemdiche to turn things down a notch or two after the first-round pick started to get overly physica... more

The San Diego Chargers have added a quality piece to their offensive line. The team announced Monday they have signed veteran guard Matt Slauson to a two-year contract. Slauson visited with both the Bolts and the Bills after being released by the B... more

We saw a different side of Laremy Tunsil on Saturday at Dolphins rookie camp. One week after an awkward initial press conference  in Miami, Tunsil faced the media once again this time in a far more playful mood. He joked, spoke without hesitation a... more

The Dallas Cowboys expect Ezekiel Elliott to give the team thrills during his NFL career. On Friday, he offered up a scare. The first-round pick slipped during one of his first drills at Cowboys rookie camp, causing a brief moment of trepidation.... more

Dak Prescott may not have been the Cowboys' first choice at quarterback -- or even their second -- but that doesn't change how he feels about his new opportunity in Big D. The Cowboys tried to trade back into the first round to select Memphis passe... more

Moritz Boehringer will probably have mixed feelings when looks back on his first NFL practice. The German wide receiver -- selected in the sixth round of last week's draft -- got sick several times in the unseasonable Minnesota heat at Minnesota Vi... more

Leicester City clinched their first ever Premier League title this week, completing one of the greatest upsets in the history of the other football. This was a crazy-big deal in Europe. The EPL isn't like the NFL: There's no salary cap, which typi... more

The Tennessee Titans' offensive line had some unrest behind the scenes over the past two seasons. Chance Warmack went public with the issue -- pointing a finger at Bob Bostad, the team's former line coach. "I had one dude (coach) who played D-III... more

Jarran Reed and the Seattle Seahawks are officially in business. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday that the Seahawks have agreed to terms with Reed, the Alabama defensive tackle taken in the second round of last week's draft. The Sea... more

Since 2011, hundreds of NFL players have annually filled out ballots to determine a collective opinion on the very best in their business. Now we get to see the results of that voting with The Top 100 Players Of 2016 countdown on NFL Network. Last... more

Here's one way to keep your name in the news cycle during the offseason: Repeatedly disparage the best quarterback on the planet. Bears linebacker Lamarr Houston had some negative things to say about Aaron Rodgers after a Bears victory over the Pac... more

Moritz Boehringer didn't waste any time putting pen to paper. Boehringer, the German wide receiver who became the first player to be drafted out of European league straight to the NFL, signed a contract with the Minnesota Vikings on Monday .... more

Two words describe the New York Jets' quarterback room right now: It's complicated. If the season started tomorrow, 2015 pariah Geno Smith likely would be the team's starting quarterback. Then again, if Ryan Fitzpatrick finally re-signs -- as many... more

Connor Barth has received bad news. Expected news, but bad news nonetheless. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers released Barth on Monday, three days after the team traded up to select kicker Roberto Aguayo in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft. Aguayo... more

Chris Culliver has reached the end of the road in Washington. Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan told reporters on Monday that the team has released Culliver, just over a year after the cornerback signed a four-year, $32 million deal with the... more

'Tis a time of beautiful optimism in Jaguars country. The perennial AFC South doormat is being lauded for a killer draft haul that included cornerback Jalen Ramsey and linebacker Myles Jack, two of the top three players on Daniel Jeremiah's entire... more

April

Everything ends ... even the NFL draft. Southern Miss cornerback Kalan Reed was selected by the Tennessee Titans with the 253rd and final pick in the 2016 NFL Draft on Saturday in Chicago. Reed was a 2015 first-team All-Conference USA selection w... more

Moritz Boehringer's last competitive football came as a member of Schwäbisch Hall Unicorns of the German Football League. The next time he suits up, it will be as a member of the Minnesota Vikings. We saw some history in the sixth round of the 201... more

The Miami Dolphins began their Laremy Tunsil introductory news conference Friday with one conspicuous absence -- Laremy Tunsil. Tunsil, the 13th overall pick currently mired in controversy after his social media accounts were mysteriously hacked o... more

Jared Goff might be the Los Angeles Rams' quarterback of the future ... but can he be trusted? The No. 1 overall pick in the draft grew up in Novato, California, about 30 miles north of San Francisco. He spent his formative years as a baseball fan... more

The New England Patriots didn't have had a first-round pick on Thursday night, but that didn't stop them from taking advantage of another opportunity to show support for their starting quarterback. Just as the 2016 NFL Draft was getting underway, t... more

The first night of the 2016 NFL Draft brought clarity for the New York Jets in some areas, while leaving plenty of intrigue elsewhere (cough, quarterback, cough). Let's take a look at Gang Green the morning after they selected Ohio State outside... more

The Denver Broncos have -- at long last -- found their quarterback of the future. The Broncos traded up with the Seahawks on Thursday, moving up to the 26th overall pick to select Memphis quarterback Paxton Lynch . To complete the deal, the Broncos... more

The Chicago Bears couldn't wait their turn. The Bears traded their first pick (11th overall) and a fourth-rounder to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in exchange for the ninth overall selection on Thursday at the 2016 NFL Draft. With that pick, the Bears... more

Jerry Jones gets what he wants. The Dallas Cowboys selected Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott with the fourth overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft on Thursday night in Chicago, importing a dynamic young talent to a backfield now gushing with... more

Here's a fun Around The NFL tradition. The 2016 NFL Draft is about to begin, so let's once again reveal the music that will play when the stars of tomorrow get wildly affectionate with a high-ranking league official they met yesterday. Count up eac... more

One of the biggest perks for many prospects attending the draft is the chance to play dress-up for the Rog walk that hopefully lies ahead. Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott is the early favorite for most audacious dresser in Chicago, somethi... more

The Dallas Cowboys have a big decision to make with the fourth-overall pick tonight, and the debate could continue until they're on the clock. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday that the team is working scenarios but appear to be deb... more

Should a college kid's inability to cook more than ramen noodles be held against him in NFL war rooms? A sane person would say no, but in one of Bob McGinn's popular draft profiles in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Apple's perceived culinary... more

Alshon Jeffery isn't taking part in voluntary workouts with the Bears, but he remains very much on the team's radar. General manager Ryan Pace said Wednesday that Chicago continues to negotiate a long-term deal with the star wide receiver. Jeffery... more

JaMarcus Russell remains hopeful his NFL career isn't over. The former quarterback, a notorious draft bust picked first overall by the Oakland Raiders in 2007, said recently he would play for free if it meant a shot at redemption. Russell hasn't b... more

If you had any doubts Sam Bradford truly wants out of Philadelphia , you can let go of them now. Bradford's agent, Tom Condon, confirmed Monday night that his client will sit out voluntary workouts and is seeking a team that views him as a long-ter... more

Brandon Carr will stay with the Cowboys -- but it will cost him. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that Carr has accepted a pay cut, according to a source informed of the move. The eight-year veteran cornerback is now due approximately... more

GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump began a rally in Warwick, Rhode Island, on Monday with a message of support for a prominent NFL star. You can probably guess who it was. "First of all, let's start by saying, leave Tom Brady alone! Leave him... more

Packers linebacker Sam Barrington went fishing this offseason, an outdoors activity not uncommon for professional athletes across the country. But Barrington wasn't on the hunt for trout or salmon. He set his sights higher, reeling in a 400-pound b... more

When my friends and I were in high school -- OK, it might have crept into college -- it was not uncommon to break out the camcorder in order to interrupt the monotony of a quiet weekend afternoon. We would serve as the writers, directors, producers... more

The Oakland Raiders have been an NFL afterthought for so long, it's hard to remember the last time we saw them play meaningful football in January. You have to go all the way back to 2003, when Rich Gannon -- the league's MVP in the preceding seaso... more

Ronnie Hillman will remain in Denver. NFL Media's James Palmer reported Monday that Hillman and the Broncos have agreed on a one-year contract, according to a source aware of the deal. The Broncos later confirmed the deal. NFL Media Insider Ian Rap... more

The Titans are at a critical juncture in their history. By trading away the No. 1 pick in next week's draft, the Titans have acquired the necessary personnel resources to build a winner -- and perhaps a champion -- with the correct foresight and... more

The Houston Texans made a very easy decision on Friday. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported the Texans have picked up the fifth-year option on All-Pro wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins, per a source informed of their decision. Hopkins is now signed... more

Ready or not: "Color Rush" is coming back. The NFL's four-game uniform experiment will return this season, beginning with the Week 2 Thursday Night Football matchup between the Jets and Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium. The Jets' team site confirmed... more

Fascinating times in Drake's backyard. The Canadian hip-hop star recently opened the doors of his palatial California estate to Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., a young man in need of a place to crash despite his millionaire status. Celebrit... more

Delicious revenge. In the wrong hands it can be toxic and ruinous to all parties involved. But a skillful exercise in this fine art has the ability to deliver comeuppance both cathartic and just. The idea of revenge neatly translates to the world o... more

Von Miller continues to haunt Cam Newton. As you no doubt recall, Miller terrorized the Newton in Super Bowl 50, sacking the MVP quarterback twice and causing two fumbles both recovered by the Broncos in a 24-10 Denver victory. So when Newton... more

You sent questions, I've got answers. Some of them might even make sense, depending on your perspective. Thanks to everyone who took part in the latest Around The NFL Mailbag. Let's get to it ... Chances of a Kaepernick resurgence either with the... more

We now have an explanation why Josh Gordon's indefinite suspension will continue to linger into the summer and it's not good for the Cleveland Browns. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that Gordon failed another drug test last month,... more

Jordan rode the bus . Could Cam jump in the pool? Yep, that's @CameronNewton playing water polo. #AllinWithCam pic.twitter.com/h9yQHUPsyR â?? USA Water Polo (@USAWP) April 12, 2016 Don't panic just yet, Panthers fans. We have no evidence... more

LeGarrette Blount won't be an ex-New England Patriot after all. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday that the veteran running back has signed a one-year deal with the Patriots worth up to $2 million, according to a source informed of his... more

Tyrann Mathieu continues to be outspoken following the tragic death of former Saints star Will Smith. The Arizona Cardinals defensive back discussed his heartbreak over Smith's senseless murder and the growing issues with violence in New Orleans d... more

LeSean McCoy's alleged connection to an offseason bar fight is unlikely to cost him any time on the field in 2016. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday, citing two sources with knowledge of the situation, that the star running back is not... more

The NFL released its 2016 preseason schedule on Thursday. This is cause for intense, heady celebration. The reason should be self-evident. If Park Avenue is dropping the preseason schedule, that can only mean one thing: The actual 2016 season is... more

Welcome to Patriots Country. New England has captured the AFC East crown in 13 of 15 years since Tom Brady took over as starting quarterback, including every year since 2009. It's been a run of unparalleled divisional dominance made possible by the... more

The inevitable now appears to be official: The Jets have asked D'Brickashaw Ferguson to take a pay cut. The New York Daily News reported Wednesday that the Jets have asked their three-time Pro Bowl left tackle to take a "significant" pay cut as pa... more

Rumors and reports continue to connect Colin Kaepernick to the Denver Broncos, but each day that passes without a deal increases the chance no deal happens at all. And if Kaepernick stays in San Francisco, that means there is a very strong chance t... more

The Cleveland Browns released veteran safety Donte Whitner last weekend, prompting criticism both from Whitner and Karlos Dansby on the timing of the move. Whitner lamented on Twitter that the late release date didn't allow him fair entry into th... more

Robert Griffin III hasn't taken a meaningful snap in the NFL since December 2014. Meeting with the media for the first time since signing with the Browns, the quarterback expressed his desire to finally take his career out of neutral. "I just want... more

Greg Jennings is holding out hope for a Vikings reunion. The veteran wide receiver, who was released after one lost season with the Dolphins, told KFXN-FM in Minneapolis on Wednesday that he recently reached out to Vikings general manager Rick Spi... more

The Bengals are no strangers to heartbreak . Even so, January's Wild Card playoff loss to the Steelers was devastating even by Cincinnati standards. An ill-timed Jeremy Hill fumble, and back-to-back personal foul penalties by Vontaze Burfict and A... more

Mike Vick had to wait until the end of August before landing a job last year. The veteran quarterback seems to understand he may be lucky if his phone rings again. Speaking to reporters at Tyrod Taylor's annual youth camp, Vick expressed a desire t... more

Scott Chandler may be at the end of his NFL road. The veteran tight end acknowledged in a weekend Facebook post that his playing days could be over following a second knee surgery to repair a torn ACL. "Another knee surgery yesterday," Chandler w... more

Free agency started almost five weeks ago and Emmanuel Acho is still looking for work. The veteran linebacker, who spent parts of the last three seasons as a role player with the Philadelphia Eagles, had a unique idea for keeping his name on the ra... more

Hitner's looking for work. The Browns announced Saturday they have terminated the contract of Donte Whitner. The strong safety played two seasons in Cleveland, and becomes the seventh starter to depart from the team this offseason. "It is importa... more

Less than $5 million in salary is now all that stands in the way of Colin Kaepernick heading to the Denver Broncos, according to a new report. ESPN reported Sunday that the Broncos and San Francisco 49ers have "the parameters of an agreement in... more

Welcome to Patriots Country. New England has captured the AFC East crown in 13 of 15 years since Tom Brady took over as starting quarterback, including every year since 2009. It's been a run of unparalleled divisional dominance made possible by the... more

March

"Pot Roast" is heading to New England. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday that Terrance Knighton is signing with the New England Patriots. It is a one-year deal worth $4.5 million, according to a source who has seen the deal. ESPN fir... more

The Kansas City Chiefs showed last season that they had crazy depth in their backfield. On Thursday, they made moves to keep it that way. The Chiefs announced they have signed running backs Charcandrick West and Spencer Ware to contract extensions.... more

Ah, Blockbuster Video. If you're of a certain age -- say a person born before Bill Clinton became president -- you no doubt recall visits to your local Blockbuster as a legitimate thing to do on otherwise quiet Friday nights during your youth.... more

The Pittsburgh Steelers have enjoyed a decade of elite play from Ben Roethlisberger. The team isn't expecting the train to come to a halt any time soon. "Ben's a franchise quarterback," said general manager Kevin Colbert of his 34-year-old passer,... more

Could Tim Tebow make a scramble for the political arena if he can't get a gig in an NFL stadium? The answer is yes. Well, maybe. Actually, it's unclear. But the out-of-work quarterback certainly left the door open for a career change when asked abo... more

On this day 20 years ago, the Ravens entered the NFL lexicon. When Art Modell moved his Browns out of Cleveland, he was mandated to choose a new name, logo and color scheme for his franchise. Fans were presented with five options: The Bulldogs (Mod... more

Rob Gronkowski joined Instagram in the most Rob Gronkowski way imaginable. The Patriots tight end/lovable goober signed up for the popular social media site this week, and began his public correspondence with a video that attempts to capture the Es... more

Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door! -- Emma Lazarus, "The New Colossus... more

The most memorable feud of 2015 has some legs. Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. and Panthers cornerback Josh Norman infamously brawled their way through a Week 15 game last season, engaging in a level of Mortal Kombat that paved the way for... more

Robert Griffin III is a member of the Cleveland Browns. How could we -- as a people -- let this happen? Let's face it: This is a cosmic doom sandwich for the ages. A quick exercise to illustrate my point: Close your eyes, get to a quiet place and t... more

It increasingly looks like it's Broncos or bust for 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday on NFL Total Access that the Cleveland Browns exited the Kaepernick sweepstakes upon their decision to sign R... more

Robert Griffin III has taken the plunge with the Browns. Expect the ripple effect to take Josh McCown out of Cleveland. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday that McCown is on the trade block following RGIII's arrival. McCown joins Brian... more

Here are a couple of crushing facts from the Giants' doomed 2015 season : Seven of their 10 defeats came by a combined total of 18 points. They had a lead with 1:45 to play in five of those losses. Five! So yeah, it was a problem -- one new head co... more

Aaron Rodgers isn't your typical NFL quarterback. Not in the way he plays, not in the things he says, not in the off-the-field pursuits he enjoys. We were reminded of this on Wednesday while listening to Rodgers' two-hour interview with Pete Holme... more

Ever watch a season of Hard Knocks, then think to yourself or aloud, "Man, I wish they did a whole season of this?" We might be closer to that reality. NFL Films announced Monday it will debut a series later this summer titled All or Nothing , w... more

Aldon Smith remains in the Oakland Raiders' plans, but don't expect a new deal between the player and team soon. Smith is serving a one-year suspension for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse. He appeared in nine games for... more

Woody Johnson has a clear message for quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick: "Come back to the Jets." That's what the Jets owner told a group of reporters at the NFL Annual Meeting on Monday in Boca Raton, Florida, with Fitzpatrick and the Jets currently lo... more

The Pittsburgh Steelers were disappointed to learn Martavis Bryant won't be in their plans this season, but the team has no plans to give up on their troubled young playmaker. Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert told reporters at the Annual Lea... more

Darrelle Revis has gone under the knife. The New York Jets announced that the Pro Bowl cornerback underwent wrist surgery on Thursday and will be in a hard cast for the next two-to-three months. The team says Revis will be "limited" in the team's... more

A day after trading away a key piece of their defense, the Patriots have traded for a potential ace on offense. The Patriots acquired tight end Martellus Bennett and a sixth-round pick from the Chicago Bears in exchange for a fourth-round pick, th... more

Eric Weddle sat in front of Baltimore-area reporters on Wednesday ready for a fresh start. His face said it all -- both in his optimistic glow and the three-year-old mountain beard now trimmed to a neat George Michael stubble. Weddle explained how... more

In the end, Bruce Irvin felt the only way he could reach his potential was to leave one of the greatest defenses in recent memory. We'll let him explain. "I honestly felt like if I stayed in that (Seattle) system, I don't think I ever would be th... more

Matt Moore will continue to call Miami his football home. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday that Moore -- a backup quarterback who's been with the Dolphins since 2011 -- has agreed a two-year deal worth $3.5 million, according to a so... more

The Denver Broncos aren't going to let C.J. Anderson break a long run to Miami. ESPN reported Tuesday that the Broncos have informed Anderson they have matched an offer sheet from the Dolphins. The move ensures the running back will remain in Denve... more

Nate Ebner is setting aside the Patriots' red, white and blue to chase the gold. The special teams ace is taking a leave of absence from the team effective Tuesday to begin training for the United States rugby team and the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics,... more

Zach Miller is staying in Chicago. The Bears announced Monday that the veteran tight end has agreed on a two-year contract with the team. A source informed of the deal told NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport that the deal is worth $6 million with up to... more

Taylor Mays has put himself on the shelf at a very inopportune time. Mays, a free-agent safety, has been suspended the first four games of the 2016 season for violating the NFL's policy on substances of abuse, two sources informed of Mays' suspensi... more

When Mark Sanchez got the word that he was on the move again, he couldn't have asked for a better situation than landing with the Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos. A Super Bowl champion, we should add, that doesn't have a starting quarterback in... more

The Pittsburgh Steelers didn't mess around in their pursuit of Ladarius Green. Steelers coach Mike Tomlin and general manager Kevin Colbert kicked off free agency by taking a flight to Florida to woo the former Chargers tight end. In short order, G... more

The New York Jets still don't have Ryan Fitzpatrick under contract. An intriguing Plan B has stepped into the picture. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported that former Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III visited with the Jets on Friday, acco... more

Brent Grimes is heading up I-75 for his next gig. NFL Media's Rand Getlin reported Friday that the Buccaneers have signed the former Dolphins cornerback to a two-year, $16.5 million deal, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. The t... more

The New York Jets will go with a familiar face to serve as a backfield running mate with Matt Forte. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday that the Jets have re-signed running back Bilal Powell, according to a source with knowledge of th... more

On Wednesday, the Houston Texans rocked the NFL by agreeing to terms with quarterback Brock Osweiler to a four-year contract worth $72 million. It was stunning turn of events that airlifted Denver's successor to Peyton Manning to another AFC playof... more

The Pittsburgh Steelers have located their Heath Miller replacement. NFL Media's Ian Rapoport and Albert Breer reported Wednesday night that former Chargers tight end Ladarius Green has agreed to a four-year, $20 million deal with the Steelers,... more

The New York Giants have snagged another big fish as they undergo a total rebuild on defense. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday that the Giants have reached agreement on a contract with former Dolphins defensive end Olivier Vernon,... more

Snacks is staying Jersey -- but it won't be with the Jets. NFL Media's Kimberly Jones reported Wednesday that nose tackle Damon Harrison will sign a free-agent contract with the New York Giants. Harrison has been one of the league's premiere... more

The "Dougernaut" is staying put. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced that they have re-signed running back Doug Martin to a five-year deal. The move keeps Martin with the team that selected him with the 31st overall pick of the 2012 NFL Draft. The... more

Charles Johnson is staying home. Johnson, who was released by the Panthers last week, has re-signed with the only team he's played for in the NFL. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reports it's a one-year, $3 million deal, per a source informed of his... more

Tony Romo is on the mend after surgery on his troublesome left collarbone. The Dallas Cowboys announced Tuesday that the veteran quarterback underwent successful surgery on his clavicle. He will undergo rehab for the next six-to-eight weeks. If all... more

The Dolphins' splashy acquisition of Mario Williams doesn't mean the end of the road for Cameron Wake in Miami. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday that the Dolphins are in active talks with Wake's agent as the two sides work toward an... more

Benjamin Watson has parlayed an unlikely breakout season with the Saints into a new contract elsewhere. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday that the veteran tight end will sign a two-year, $8 million deal with the Baltimore Ravens after... more

The Indianapolis Colts are cutting their losses on Bjoern Werner. The team quietly announced Tuesday it has waived the outside linebacker, who was selected with the No. 24 overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. Werner finished his Colts career with 6... more

Dwayne Allen is staying put. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that the Indianapolis Colts and the veteran tight end have agreed on a four-year pact worth close to $30 million. ProFootballTalk had the first report and the Colts later... more

DeMarco Murray's rocky tenure with the Philadelphia Eagles is suddenly over. Tennessee Titans will acquire the former NFL rushing champion from the Eagles in a trade, Murray's agents told NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport . The terms of the deal have... more

Peyton Manning put together a nearly perfect NFL career. On Monday, he ended his career with the perfect goodbye. The legendary quarterback retired from professional football on Monday with an emotional news conference at Broncos headquarters. Mann... more

Roddy White said last month it would be a "tragedy" if his relationship with the Falcons were to end in 2016. That partnership officially ended Wednesday when Atlanta released the veteran after 11 often hugely productive seasons. Now that the wid... more

Free agency officials kicks off at 4 p.m. ET on Wednesday. But the courtship process can begin well before that under league rules. Yes, we're talking about the so-called "legal tampering" period of free agency, or as the NFL officially refers to i... more

Peyton Manning will end his career Monday with a seemingly bottomless well of goodwill from those who played with him during his legendary 18-year career. Manning was always a popular figure in his own locker room, but the public didn't typically g... more

The Washington Redskins and Alfred Morris haven't been in much contact since the end of the season, a clear sign the team is ready to move on from the running back once believed to be a franchise cornerstone to pair with Robert Griffin III. The les... more

No NFL figure is more closely tied to the career of Peyton Manning than Tom Brady, the Patriots star who did battle with the now former Broncos and Colts quarterback 17 times in the regular season and playoffs from 2001 through 2016. On Sunday morn... more

The biggest domino in the Denver Broncos organization dropped with the news that Peyton Manning will announce his retirement on Monday . Will a new contract for Brock Osweiler act as domino No. 2? NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Saturday t... more

The Cleveland Browns don't have a grand plan concocted for the No. 2 pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. At least that's what coach Hue Jackson is telling us in early March. "We're not anywhere close to being able to make a decision on what's best for us r... more

Alex Mack is set to test the market. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday that the Pro Bowl center has officially voided the final three years on his contract with the Browns and will become a free agent. Mack had an annual salary of $... more

The Baltimore Ravens and Joe Flacco have done a little business ahead of the start of free agency. Flacco signed a new three-year contract extension on Wednesday, the team announced. The new deal would keep the quarterback under team control throug... more

Mason Crosby has proven himself to be a dependable kicker for the Green Bay Packers. On Tuesday, the team rewarded him for it. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday that Crosby has signed a $16.1 million, four-year contract with the Packe... more

Today is a very good day for Kirk Cousins. The Washington Redskins used their non-exclusive franchise tag on Cousins, the team announced Tuesday. The designation acts as a one-year, $19.95 million contract for the quarterback, who picked a wonderf... more

On tag deadline day in the NFL, the Miami Dolphins have made their play with defensive end Olivier Vernon. The Dolphins placed the transition tag on Vernon on Tuesday. NFL Media Insider Rand Getlin first reported the news. The tag is worth $12.734... more

February

The New York Jets are making their move to ensure Muhammad Wilkerson stays put in 2016 -- and perhaps beyond. NFL Media's Albert Breer reported on Monday that the Jets placed their franchise tag on Wilkerson, according to a source who has seen it.... more

Marquette King has emerged as one of the top punters in the NFL. Now he's getting paid like it. The Oakland Raiders announced Monday that King has been signed to a long-term contract extension. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reports that the deal i... more

The Redskins are taking the next step in their negotiations with Kirk Cousins. Explaining the tag » The exclusive franchise tag is a one-year tender offer to a player for an amount no less than the average of the top five salaries at the... more

Welcome to the Around The NFL End Around, a weekly look back at the world of the National Football League. Dan Hanzus serves as your guide. If the Super Bowl is where things get ridiculous in terms of media coverage, then the NFL Scouting Combine... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Green Bay Packers have watched their season end in cruel fashion in each of the last three years. Rookies have made grave mistakes in each of their season-ending defeats, leading one reporter to ask general manager Ted Thompson... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- A pattern has emerged . Ask Doug Pederson about Chase Daniel and the new Eagles coach will shower the Chiefs backup quarterback with praise. Should we, as a people, be reading into this? "I think Chase, given an opportunity, yes, I... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- The biggest challenge of the Jets' offseason might be finding a way to keep both Muhammad Wilkerson and Damon Harrison together for a least one more year. On Wednesday at the NFL Scouting Combine, coach Todd Bowles spoke like a coac... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Chicago Bears slumped to a 6-10 finish in John Fox's first year at the helm, but the head coach clearly see his quarterback as part of the solution, not the problem. Speaking to a group of reporters at the NFL Scouting Combine,... more

Alshon Jeffery isn't going anywhere. Bears general manager Ryan Pace said Wednesday from the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine that the team plans to keep the playmaking wide receiver in Chicago, either with a long-term deal or the franchise tag. Pace sa... more

Andre Johnson is one-and-done in Indianapolis. Could this be it for the star? NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday that the veteran wide receiver has played his final down for the Indianapolis Colts, leaving his future unclear after 14... more

Alex Mack could still play for the Cleveland Browns in 2016, but it won't be under his existing contract. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that the Pro Bowl center is expected to opt-out of his current deal, according to multiple sour... more

Antonio Cromartie's return engagement with the New York Jets has come to end. The team announced Monday that they have severed ties with the veteran cornerback, who re-signed with the team last March after a one-year stay with the Arizona Cardinals... more

Spring training is underway for Major League Baseball. Hope is in the air. Bellies are on display . Most, if not all, MLB teams have a media training component built into to the their spring programs in Florida and Arizona. The New York Yankees are... more

A recent arrest has signaled the end of the Indianapolis Colts career of linebacker Jonathan Newsome. Newsome, who was arrested on suspicion of marijuana possession last week by police in Zionsville, Indiana, was released by the Colts on Monday.... more

Don't expect to see Antonio Gates in a different uniform next September. The veteran tight end has played his entire 13-year career with the Chargers, and the San Diego Union Tribune reports that an "air of formality" surrounds player and team as... more

The Gronk Party Ship has set sail. The Patriots tight end is hosting a three-day cruise with 2,500 Gronk disciples, traveling from Miami to the Bahamas on the Norwegian Pearl. And don't think this is one of those situations where a celebrity slaps... more

Change in the Cincinnati Bengals' offense wlikely will go beyond the defection of offensive coordinator Hue Jackson. Alex Marvez of FOX Sports reported this week that Mohamed Sanu has "virtually no chance" of re-signing with the Bengals, according... more

Lamar Miller has one goal as he approaches free agency: Sign with a team that will pay him -- and play him -- like a backfield centerpiece. "I want to be a featured back," Miller told WAXY-AM, via the Miami Herald . "I want the recognition I deserv... more

Ben Roethlisberger cried when he got the news. Heath Miller was retiring from the NFL , ending a tremendously successful 11-year run for the quarterback and tight end. Roethlisberger doesn't always get this emotional when parting ways professionally,... more

When the Rams announced they were moving to Los Angeles, the team asked longtime linebacker James Laurinaitis if he could make some appearances in the market on behalf of the franchise. He complied, and took it as a sign that he was in the organizati... more

Welcome to the Around The NFL End Around, a weekly look back at the world of the National Football League. Dan Hanzus serves as your guide. Note: A computer-related fiasco wiped out my column notes this morning, so let's break the emergency glas... more

Uncertainty reigns supreme at the quarterback position in Philadelphia, where the Eagles must decide whether to stick with incumbent Sam Bradford or go in a different direction under new coach Doug Pederson. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported... more

Many football observers were left underwhelmed when the Titans ended a muted coaching search by removing the interim tag from Mike Mularkey. That's not Mularkey's problem, of course. His job is to wake the Titans from the doldrums after finishes of... more

Acts of god aside , the Green Bay Packers struggled mightily on offense for large portions of the 2015 season. Packers coach Mike McCarthy hardly hid from that fact. He fired two offensive assistants last month in addition to taking back playcallin... more

The Jacksonville Jaguars are keeping their quarterback depth chart intact. Chad Henne signed a two-year deal with the Jaguars on Thursday, the team announced. NFL Media's Rand Getlin reported the contract is for $8 million and includes playing... more

It's funny how Bill Belichick can stay in the news without saying a word. On Tuesday, the Patriots coach came up in a Twitter Q&A between fans and Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall. @BMarshall Does Belichick haunt your dreams? Say nothing... more

Marshawn Lynch and the Seattle Seahawks haven't always seen eye-to-eye in contract discussions, but the two sides will part on amicable terms following the star running back's abrupt retirement. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday tha... more

Aaron Rodgers doesn't tweet during football season. Now that the grind is over, the Packers quarterback returned to social media with some gratitude for the heavenly powers above. Have to start my return by thanking @TheTweetOfGod for an exciting... more

And now, your daily reminder that professional football is a tough racket, courtesy of DeAngelo Williams' contract termination letter from the Carolina Panthers. I am driven from within, but walking by this every morning absolutely adds fuel to the... more

DeAndre Hopkins had a brilliant third NFL season, collecting 111 catches for 1,521 yards and 11 touchdowns despite a rotating group of middling quarterbacks in Houston. It's scary to think how good Hopkins could be if he ever got a franchise... more

The Denver Broncos won't begin contract talks with Brock Osweiler until they get final word from Peyton Manning. Mike Klis of 9News in Denver reports that the Broncos are holding off on discussions with Osweiler "out of respect" to Manning, who ha... more

Aaron Rodgers is in his normal offseason routine of playing golf, a good sign that the Packers star is in a good place physically after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery. Rodgers played 18 holes on Thursday with Wisconsin golf pro Jerry Kelly at... more

Way back in 2008, a running back out of East Carolina University named Chris Johnson set a modern NFL Scouting Combine record when he ran the 40-yard dash in 4.24 seconds. Several draft prospects have come close to Johnson's mark in the seven years... more

Drew Brees isn't going anywhere in 2016. The veteran quarterback all but stamped a ticket for his 11th season in New Orleans on Wednesday, when $10.85 million of his $20 million salary in 2016 became guaranteed. ESPN's Adam Schefter first noted th... more

The Carolina Panthers' offensive line struggled to block Von Miller and DeMarcus Ware throughout Super Bowl 50. The field conditions at Levi's Stadium didn't appear to do them any favors. Michael Oher can't get any footing on Levi's turf... more

Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton had a problem that makes vulnerable thumb bones and Pacman Jones' self-control issues look trivial in comparison. If anybody in DFW traveling from 75-635 towards the airport finds 2 black suitcases on the road please... more

It was the question half the internet was asking in the moments following the Broncos' game-clinching touchdown in Super Bowl 50: What's up with Eli Manning? CBS cameras trained on the Manning suite showed Eli in a seemingly joyless state as his fa... more

Details continue to emerge about the troubled life of Johnny Manziel. NFL Media columnist Michael Silver reported Tuesday, citing multiple sources, that Manziel showed up at the Browns' facility "late and noticeably drunk" on the Wednesday prior to... more

Football and the pursuit of a Lombardi Trophy can be a brutal and demanding slog. Even the most mild-mannered of men become something else during the journey from the first practices of training camp to the final gauntlet of playoff competition. Yo... more

If you're looking for a fun source of entertainment by someone who refuses to take the day-to-day world of the NFL too seriously, Conan O'Brien is your man right now. Fresh off a killer monologue at NFL Honors (Adrian Peterson is still recovering... more

Two days after Von Miller authored one of the most dominant defensive performances in Super Bowl history, John Elway was discussing the plan to keep the star outside linebacker in Denver for the long haul. Miller, 26, is scheduled to be a free agen... more

Cam Newton has faced a healthy amount of criticism since the Panthers' Super Bowl 50 loss, from his play in the game to how he carried himself after. On Tuesday, he addressed another aspect of Sunday that didn't sit well with some. With the Panthe... more

Sun. Mon. Opening Night Tue. Wed. Thur. Fri. Sat. Sun. Mon. A wild Super Bowl week ended with a full circle moment. On the long bus ride to Media Night on Monday, I excitedly spoke with colleagues about the upc... more

It took 11 years, but DeMarcus Ware has finally reached the NFL summit. The pass rusher is one of the best defensive players of his generation, and now he gets to add a Super Bowl ring to an envious resume after the Broncos' 24-10 win over the... more

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- On one side of the room, Broncos defensive coordinator Wade Phillips was telling reporters he believed his defense needs to be considered among the all-time greats after Sunday's dominant performance against the Panthers in Sup... more

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- The NFL promised a halftime show that would honor the past, present and future of the Super Bowl era. Coldplay and friends delivered a colorful spectacle on Sunday. The show featured not just performances by Coldplay, Bruno M... more

Sun. Mon. Opening Night Tue. Wed. Thur. Fri. Sat. Sun. Mon. » Ready for Super Bowl 50 What setlist will Coldplay perform at halftime? And now what you've all been waiting for: My Coldplay halftime set... more

Sun. Mon. Opening Night Tue. Wed. Thur. Fri. Sat. Sun. Mon. » Playboy party dumps hip-hop for EDM Maxim & Bootsy Bellows wraps up Super Bowl week of parties (noon Sunday) Super Bowl party week wrapped... more

Sun. Mon. Opening Night Tue. Wed. Thur. Fri. Sat. Sun. Mon. » Inside-out cardigan dude » Ludacris, Fall Out Boy perform at Madden Bowl Time for Friday night fun (6:50 p.m.) A photo posted by D... more

I'm in the middle of the Super Bowl 50 storm in San Francisco this week, but I had to deliver the End Around to the people. Really, it shows what kind of guy I am above everything. Well, that, and this space is sponsored and the people of Pepsi would... more

SAN FRANCISCO -- What will be Coldplay's "left shark" moment at Super Bowl 50? That was the question posed by a reporter at Thursday's news conference for the Grammy-award winning band that will play the halftime set at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clar... more

View From The 50: Thursday February 04, 2016

Sun. Mon. Opening Night Tue. Wed. Thur. Fri. Sat. Sun. Mon. » Glazerpalooza '16 » The Case For Coldplay Glazerpalooza '16 (11:45 a.m.) On Wednesday night, I attended Glazerpalooza, the popular... more

Sun. Mon. Opening Night Tue. Wed. Thur. Fri. Sat. Sun. Mon. » Super Bowl Babies » Media Party » Nothing bad happens at hotel bar About that Super Bowl babies commercial ... and my Seal Super Bowl sto... more

Sun. Mon. Opening Night Tue. Wed. Thur. Fri. Sat. Sun. Mon. » Fun at NFL Experience. » Left Shark Sighting. » Opening Night Costume Power Rankings. Fun at NFL Experience (2:35 p.m. local time)... more

Sun. Mon. Opening Night Tue. Wed. Thur. Fri. Sat. Sun. Mon. SAN JOSE, Calif. -- I could have spoken to any player on the Carolina Panthers at Super Bowl Opening Night. But the only guy on my radar was an undrafte... more

When Owen Daniels looks to the sky as he discusses plans for life after the NFL, just know that he's not searching for an answer. Daniels likes weather. A lot. Back in his college days at the University of Wisconsin, he majored in atmospheric and... more

Sun. Mon. Opening Night Tue. Wed. Thur. Fri. Sat. Sun. Mon. This is the calm before the storm. In a few hours, the Around The NFL team will hop on a shuttle and make the (long) trek to San Jose's SAP Center for... more

January

Sun. Mon. Opening Night Tue. Wed. Thur. Fri. Sat. Sun. Mon. It is Sunday afternoon. I begin this week-long correspondence with you, dear reader, from a tarmac at Los Angeles International Airport, where we will so... more

Russell Wilson needs an intervention. Well, perhaps intervention is too strong a word. What Wilson really needs is to diversify his corporate structure. Plainly, Wilson needs add a member to his brotastic posse  with a simple but crucial task:... more

Once upon a time -- OK, it was as recently as last year -- Media Day was a signature Super Bowl event held on Tuesday morning. For Super Bowl 50, the event is being moved to Monday and turned into a primetime spectacle under the new moniker Super Bow... more

Eli Manning has been a Super Bowl MVP twice in his life. For the big game this year, he'll serve as a ticket jockey for his big brother, Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning. "Early on, (I'll) just say, 'What do you need from me? How can I help? How... more

I never again thought I'd be tasked with writing about the Pro Bowl Draft , and yet, here we are. As you may or may not be aware, the draft actually occurs over two days. On Tuesday, Team Rice and Team Irvin selected 34 players, 17 per team. That g... more

It was three years ago this week that Panthers left tackle Michael Oher declared he was sick of talking about "The Blind Side," a blockbuster film inspired by his real-life journey to the NFL. "I'm tired of the movie," said Oher , then a starter fo... more

Cam Newton is the presumptive NFL MVP, star attraction of Super Bowl 50 and a consistent lightning rod for both adulation and criticism. That last part is sure to be explored in depth as we approach the NFL's championship game. On Wednesday, Newton... more

CreedBombing has legs. We shared with you last week the art of the CreedBomb , a new tradition within the Carolina Panthers universe in which a player -- typically linebacker Ben Jacobs or tight end Greg Olsen but now including Josh Norman and othe... more

Tyrod Taylor was a pleasant surprise for the Buffalo Bills, winning the starting job out of camp before turning in one of the most productive seasons by a quarterback in Western New York since Jim Kelly was in town. But that doesn't mean Bills gene... more

For the second time this week, the Philadelphia Eagles have done business with a tight end. The team ocnfirmed Tuesday that Brent Celek agreed to a three-year deal. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported it is a $13 million extension that includes... more

Tyrann Mathieu's immediate future involves more rehab work following his second ACL surgery in three years. When Mathieu thinks longterm, he has the Arizona Cardinals on his mind. Mathieu is scheduled to be a free agent after the 2016 season and NF... more

Tom Brady took a savage beating in Sunday's AFC Championship Game . Less than 24 hours later, another member of the Patriots took the hit. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that the Patriots are parting ways with offensive line coach D... more

Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski made magic throughout the Patriots' final drive in Sunday's AFC Championship Game, but it was the play they didn't make that could haunt both throughout a long offseason. The bruised and battered Brady was a hero on the... more

Back in March, Peyton Manning agreed to restructure his contract ahead of his fourth season with the Denver Broncos. That's the nice way to put it. Another way to say it is Manning was forced to take a pay cut to keep his job. Reports indicated the... more

Bruce Arians didn't wait for someone to ask the question. His quarterback had just melted down in a huge spot , but the Cardinals coach wouldn't hang an embarrassing playoff loss on one man. "Carson didn't lose the damn game. Nothing wrong with his... more

Peyton Manning's season -- a season that once appeared destined to be remembered as a sad end to a remarkable career -- will now extend to the Super Bowl. Go figure. The Broncos beat the Patriots 20-18 in Sunday's AFC Championship Game and Manning... more

Tom Brady has two quarters to save the Patriots' season after a first half against the Denver Broncos that brought back memories of New England's December swoon on offense. Brady finished the first half of Sunday's AFC Championship Game completing... more

Welcome to the Around The NFL End Around, a weekly look back at the world of the National Football League. Dan Hanzus serves as your guide. If you've watched any football this season -- I mean, it'd be weird if you haven't and you're reading thi... more

The Kansas City Chiefs have a new offensive coordinator. Actually, they have two. The team announced Thursday that Brad Childress and Matt Nagy will serve as co-offensive coordinators. The pair replaces Doug Pederson, who vacated the gig to become... more

The Buffalo Bills have become the second team to be on the right side of gender progress in the NFL. Kathryn Smith was named the Bills' quality control-special teams coach on Wednesday, the team announced. The move comes less than a year after th... more

Have you been Creedbombed today? That's unlikely, but let's not give up hope it happens in the future. Carolina Panthers linebacker Ben Jacobs, along with tight end Greg Olsen, have started a tradition of sneaking up on each other to belt out inane... more

The Carolina Panthers are taking necessary precaution with running back Jonathan Stewart. Stewart did not take part in practice on Wednesday, three days after sustaining an ankle injury in second half of the Panthers' Divisional Round victory over... more

Jed York, 49ers CEO, stood at the podium and told a room full of reporters Wednesday about his goal to get the team "back to championship form." Minutes later, general manager Trent Baalke introduced new head coach Chip Kelly, the man they believe w... more

There were several moments during Saturday's Divisional Round matchup between the Packers and Cardinals that were hard to believe -- Green Bay converted two Hail Marys on their final drive and still lost , after all -- but the craziness of the over... more

Ben Roethlisberger challenged teammate  Martavis Bryant before the start of the playoffs. After the playmaker responded, Roethlisberger is asking for even more. "Now let's see what level you step to next," Roethlisberger told 93.7 The Fan in Pittsb... more

The Rams formally announced their return to Los Angeles in a Friday news conference at The Forum in Inglewood, but plenty of logistical work remains to be done. One huge task: Dozens of Rams players under contract need to pull up roots in the St.... more

People were talking about Eddie Lacy's weight before he ever played a down in the NFL. But for all that considerable chatter about the running back's size, we never once heard the Packers come out and acknowledge there was an issue. Until Monday.... more

Peyton Manning has been playing professional football since Bill Clinton was president. You don't survive that long in a violent, punishing game without learning a few tricks along the way. One such method is Manning's give-up drop to the turf when... more

The Panthers are one win away from the Super Bowl. Ron Rivera is doing everything in his power to keep his players safe ahead of this Sunday's NFC Championship Game against the Cardinals. To that end, Rivera told reporters on Monday that he has ba... more

Jim Bob Cooter is staying put in Detroit. In news that should surprise no one, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that Cooter will be installed as the team's offensive coordinator on a permanent basis, according to a source. Cooter to... more

It's a trite sportswriter's cliche to say a star player refused to let his team lose . But in the case of Larry Fitzgerald and the Cardinals on Saturday night, that well-worn maxim rang true in glorious fashion. Fitzgerald played like a man possess... more

The Green Bay Packers lost yet another wide receiver. Randall Cobb left the field on a cart during the second quarter of Saturday's loss  to the Arizona Cardinals. He did not return due a chest injury. However NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport later a... more

The New England Patriots shook free from their December doldrums on Saturday, leaning on a pass-happy attack in a 27-20 win over the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Divisional Playoffs. The Patriots advance to the AFC Championship Game, where they wil... more

Welcome to the Around The NFL End Around, a weekly look back at the world of the National Football League. Dan Hanzus serves as your guide. It was a good week for ... 1. Hue Jackson: Unless you count a unfortunately-named mascot , the Browns are... more

Mike Smith was unable to land another head coaching job, but he'll settle for the next best thing. New Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Dirk Koetter announced Friday that Smith will be the team's new defensive coordinator. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport... more

God created mozzarella sticks so that everybody could be happy. I don't know how a story about breaded and fried greatness could skew in a negative direction, but such is the position we find ourselves in right now. On Tuesday, Broncos star linebac... more

The 49ers appear to anticipate the hiring of Chip Kelly will be good for business in the Colin Kaepernick merch sector. The team store quietly slashed prices on Kaepernick jerseys and related goods after the quarterback was benched in favor of B... more

Dirk Koetter is the new man in Tampa. The Buccaneers hired Koetter as the team's new head coach, the team announced Friday. Koetter -- who served as the team's offensive coordinator this past season -- replaces Lovie Smith, who was fired last week... more

Rob Gronkowski's knee issue could be a concern for the New England Patriots this weekend, but he's not expected to be sidelined for Saturday's Divisional Round contest against the Kansas City Chiefs. ESPN.com reported  that the star tight end spent... more

Blair Walsh earned a place in Vikings infamy thanks to his missed 27-yard field-goal attempt in Sunday's crushing playoff loss to the Seahawks. On Thursday, Walsh met with the local elementary school students who did their best to lift the kicker's... more

The Giants found a new head coach inside their own building. New York announced Thursday that the team will promote Ben McAdoo to head coach. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport first reported the news Wednesday. McAdoo, 38, had been the team's offensiv... more

Ed Reed is back in football ... as a coach. The Buffalo Bills announced Wednesday that Reed -- the former Ravens star regarded as one of the best safeties in NFL history -- will join the organization as the assistant defensive backs coach. Reed,... more

There's no guarantee the Browns finally got it right with their hiring of Hue Jackson. But the optimism coming out of the team's headquarters on Wednesday was impossible to miss as Jackson was introduced as the newest head coach in franchise history... more

Will this be the week we finally see Marshawn Lynch back on the field? Seahawks coach Pete Carroll told reporters that Lynch will take part in practice on Wednesday as he continues to work his way back from abdominal surgery. The team later confirm... more

The tragic life of Lawrence Phillips has come to an tragic end. The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation announced Wednesday that Phillips -- a former college star at Nebraska whose NFL career was derailed by off-the-field issue... more

The Los Angeles Rams are back. NFL owners in Houston voted 30-2 to ratify the Rams' relocation application for an immediate move to L.A., where the team will eventually begin play at owner Stan Kroenke's proposed stadium site in Inglewood in 2019.... more

Adam "Pacman" Jones is ready to apologize to Antonio Brown ... possibly. Jones, who seems to be taking part in a social experiment to determine how quickly one can wipe away years of goodwill accumulation, said on Showtime's Inside The NFL that h... more

Ben Roethlisberger's status for Sunday's Divisional Round game is very much in doubt. The Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback revealed during a radio interview Tuesday that he has torn ligaments in his throwing shoulder in addition to a sprained AC jo... more

Welcome to the Around The NFL End Around, a weekly look back at the world of the National Football League. Dan Hanzus serves as your guide. It was a good week for ... 1. Peyton Manning: Even if The Sheriff goes down in flames in the playoffs, he... more

The New York Jets have begun the expected process of rebooting their special teams. Jets coach Todd Bowles has informed special teams coordinator Bobby April that he will not be retained for the 2016 season. Assistant special teams coach Steve Hage... more

Sean Payton is staying put. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday that Payton will remain the coach of the New Orleans Saints in 2016. Rapoport reported there were "days and days" of internal deliberations about Payton's future in New... more

Hue Jackson has emerged as a hot name in the bustling market for new head coaches. The Browns will get the first shot to meet with the Bengals offensive coordinator. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday that the plan is for Jackson to... more

The Chiefs have demons to slay on Saturday . Kansas City hasn't won a playoff game since Joe Montana was an active player, a stretch of 23 years and eight losses. But it is the most recent defeat that sticks to the organization like gum on the bot... more

Tom Coughlin is the only head coach Eli Manning has ever played for in his 12 seasons in the NFL. We now know that will change in 2016, after Coughlin announced his resignation on Monday . Manning is well-known -- infamous, even -- for his even-kee... more

Progress for Andy Dalton. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday that Dalton is out of his hand cast. This is a big step in the right direction, Rapoport added, though Dalton still has to work on getting the strength back in his hand. ES... more

As the coaching carousel spins on this Red Monday, let's focus on the important stuff. Like, who will star on the next season of Hard Knocks ? A refresher: NFL owners passed a resolution in 2013 stating that teams can avoid mandatory inclusion in t... more

Ryan Fitzpatrick's season couldn't have ended worse , but Todd Bowles won't let one quarter of mistakes cloud the bigger picture. The Jets coach said Monday he wants Fitzpatrick back as the team's starter in 2016. Fitzpatrick, who threw three... more

Mike McCoy is staying in San Diego . The same cannot be said about his offensive coordinator. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that Frank Reich has been dismissed after two seasons running McCoy's offense for the Chargers. The San Die... more

The New York Jets played like a team overwhelmed by the moment in Sunday's crushing loss to the Buffalo Bills, a season-ending setback that will go down in infamy for the team's long-suffering fan base . Losing games like this have defined the Jet... more

The Miami Dolphins have settled on their new general manager. The team announced Monday that Chris Grier, who had previously served as the team's director of college scouting, will assume the role of GM. Grier replaces Dennis Hickey, who was dismis... more

The Carolina Panthers (15-1) are the No. 1 seed in the NFC playoffs for the first time in their history following a 38-10 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-10) on Sunday. Here's what you need to know: 1. Cam Newton locked up league MVP honors... more

Ryan Fitzpatrick threw three fourth-quarter interceptions, dooming the Jets (10-6) in a 22-17 loss to the Bills (8-8) that ruined New York's playoff hopes. Here's what you need to know: 1. Same Old Jets . New York had the opportunity to qualify f... more

Do you live in the Buffalo-area, have no pressing social commitments on Saturday and want to lend a hand to your favorite underachieving professional football team? You're. In. Luck. The Buffalo Bills are asking area residents if they would like... more

Todd Gurley's impressive and oft-electrifying rookie season is likely over. Gurley has been listed as doubtful for Week 17's finale against the San Francisco 49ers with a foot injury. The St. Louis Rams running back has not practiced this week and... more

Time appears ready to run out on Mike Pettine's time with the Cleveland Browns. NFL Media's Rand Getlin reported Friday, via multiple sources, that there's a sense within the Browns' organization that Sunday's game against the Steelers will mark t... more

Jacoby Jones' 2016 starts with a whimper. The veteran wide receiver was released by the Pittsburgh Steelers on Friday, ending an unproductive run as the team's special teams return man. Jones was taken off returns after fumbling two kickoffs in a... more

Welcome to the Around The NFL End Around, a weekly look back at the world of the National Football League. Dan Hanzus serves as your guide. It was a good week for ... 1. Matt Hasselbeck: The 40-year-old quarterback was finally placed on season-e... more

December

We've seen the last of Johnny Football in 2015. Browns coach Mike Pettine announced Thursday that Johnny Manziel will miss the Week 17 finale against the Steelers due to a concussion suffered in Sunday's loss to the Chiefs. Manziel was officiall... more

This year began with Chip Kelly being handed the keys to the Eagles' kingdom. It ends with Kelly on the NFL unemployment line . One big question in the wake of the Eagles' bombshell decision: What's next for the controversial coach? Kelly's stoc... more

A reporter involved with the Al Jazeera documentary on doping in sports says that Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning was never directly connected to the use of human growth hormone in its hidden-camera investigation. "The only allegation in the pro... more

It appears Brock Osweiler's starting job is safe for another week thanks to the Broncos' 20-17 overtime win over the Bengals on Monday. Earlier Monday on NFL Network's NFL Total Access , NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport said Peyton Manning could sta... more

Tom Coughlin has been written off as the soon-to-be former coach of the Giants so many times by now, it can be excused if he stopped paying attention to the rumor mill long ago. But even Coughlin won't deny that this year feels different. The Gian... more

Rams running back Todd Gurley rushed for 85 yards and a touchdown in a 23-17 win against the Seahawks on Sunday. It represented the second-highest yardage total for an opposing running back at CenturyLink Field in the past two seasons. This can b... more

The Colts are dealing with a good news/bad news situation as they head toward the final week of the regular season. Let's start with the good news. Everybody likes good news. The Colts remain mathematically alive to make the playoffs. That's pretty... more

The New York Jets (10-5) kept their playoff hopes alive in exhilarating fashion on Sunday, knocking off the rival New England Patriots (12-3) in a 26-20 overtime win at the Meadowlands. Here's what you need to know: 1. This game likely will be... more

Welcome to the Around The NFL End Around, a weekly look back at the world of the National Football League. Dan Hanzus serves as your guide. It was a good week for ... 1. Cam Newton: Every week has been a good week for Cam in 2015, but a 14th-str... more

NFL Network's Timeline series will continue on Thursday night with The Merger , a retrospective on how the AFL and NFL went from bitter rivals to necessary business partners in the 1960s.   Here are five takeaways from the NFL Films-produced spec... more

Malcolm Butler forever earned himself a place in New England sports lore with his game-sealing interception in Super Bowl XLIX. But the second-year cornerback has proved in 2015 that he isn't a one-hit wonder. Jets coach Todd Bowles has taken notic... more

A hard truth in Indianapolis: The Colts have been one of the NFL's biggest busts this season. The inability of the offense to find consistency is a major reason for this disappointment. Offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton has already been let go, an... more

It wasn't a surprise when we learned Odell Beckham had been suspended for his increasingly unhinged behavior during Sunday's loss to the Panthers. What was surprising was that Beckham survived the game at all. With three personal fouls -- includin... more

Ron Rivera is putting the bat back in its rack -- for good. The Panthers coach told reporters on Tuesday that players will no longer be permitted to bring a baseball bat onto the field during pregame activities after the practice became a main plot... more

The Minnesota Vikings (9-5) strengthened their hold on a playoff spot and kept the heat on the Packers in the NFC North in a 38-17 win over the Chicago Bears (5-9). Here's what you need to know: 1. Teddy Bridgewater entered Sunday with just nine... more

The Kansas City Chiefs (9-5) continue their unlikely surge. Marcus Peters' pick six was the clincher in a 34-14 win over the Ravens (4-10), the eighth straight victory for Andy Reid's team. Here's what you need to know: 1. The Chiefs continue to... more

The first two episodes of NFL Network's Timeline series have focused on an iconic player's relationship with a community (Favre Returns ) and a team's relationship with its region (Jersey Guys ). This week's two-part special shines a light on a st... more

It all started with a punch. A walking trivia question named IK Enemkpali was sick of Geno Smith treating him like a nobody. Smith's aloof nature had turned others off before, but Enemkpali was a man of strange principle and a temper that would spo... more

Welcome to the Around The NFL End Around, a weekly look back at the world of the National Football League. Dan Hanzus serves as your guide. It was a good week for ... 1. Tom Brady: We could probably keep him in this section on an infinite basis,... more

Tom Brady, now 16 years into a legendary career, remains one of the best players in the NFL. His production, longevity and undeniable star wattage has made him the most popular player in Pro Bowl fan balloting this season. Brady received 701,554 fa... more

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and St. Louis Rams will meet on Thursday night at the Edward Jones Dome. Before we settle in on the couch with Phil and Jeem, let's take a look at three things to watch for in a game between two teams with faint playoff puls... more

Ryan Mallett is getting a fresh start with the Baltimore Ravens. The quarterback admits he has no one to blame but himself for the sudden end to his career in Houston. Mallett was released by the Texans last month after missing a team flight to Mia... more

The Buffalo Bills probably aren't going to break their long playoff drought this winter, but don't hang that failure on Tyrod Taylor. The quarterback has been pretty much everything Rex Ryan could have asked for after spending the first four years... more

Rodney Harrison believes that Panthers star Josh Norman is the best cornerback in the NFL. But it's a different opinion by Harrison that has Norman fired up this week. Harrison, an analyst for NBC and former Chargers and Patriots safety, told the... more

Lamar Miller will be a free agent following the 2015 season. He should join a monastery before re-signing with the Miami Dolphins. The fourth-year running back is having another very nice season. In 190 touches (151 carries, 39 receptions), Miller... more

This has been a difficult season for Colts coach Chuck Pagano, a man coaching for his job and running out of time to make things right. On Monday following a dispiriting 51-16 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars, Pagano was asked how he's holding up... more

It's been another tough season for Dolphins fans, so perhaps this is the right time to reminisce about more prosperous times for the franchise. The Dolphins announced last summer that the team would wear a "throwback uniform with a nod to the team'... more

Quiz time: What was Seahawks coach Pete Carroll doing in the minutes following Seattle's win over the Ravens on Sunday? a) Speaking with assistant coaches in his office b) Being interviewed by Terry Bradshaw about the stellar play of Russell... more

William Gay made perhaps the biggest play of the Steelers' win over the Bengals on Sunday, a third-quarter pick-six of AJ McCarron that put Pittsburgh in complete control. And then William Gay lost control. The veteran cornerback crossed the goal... more

Khalil Mack was unstoppable Sunday, piling up five sacks in leading the Oakland Raiders (6-7) to an upset 15-12 win over the Denver Broncos (10-3) at Sports Authority Field. Here's what you need to know: 1. The Raiders have themselves a superstar... more

The Jacksonville Jaguars (5-8) set a franchise scoring record and kept their playoff hopes alive in a 51-16 win over the the Indianapolis Colts (6-7) on Sunday at EverBank Field. Here's what you need to know: 1. This was a strange game. The Jagua... more

The New York Jets (8-5) made it look easy on Sunday at the Meadowlands, scoring the first 27 points of the game en route to a 30-8 win over the Tennessee Titans (3-10). The Jets remain in playoff position and have won three straight for the first ti... more

Gary Barnidge has plenty to be thankful for this holiday season, so he's giving back. But you're going to have to earn it. In what's become an annual Barnidge tradition, the Browns tight end posted a scavenger hunt list on his Twitter feed that's... more

To paraphrase an old friend : The Jets special effects haven't been very special this season. The 7-5 Jets are operating with razor-thin margin of error as they attempt to make the playoffs for the first time since 2010, and special teams looms as... more

Carlos Hyde's season started with great promise. It ends on injured reserve. The San Francisco 49ers announced Saturday that Hyde has been moved to IR with a foot injury. In a corresponding move, the 49ers signed tight end Brian Leonhardt from the... more

Philip Rivers isn't feeling well. The Chargers aren't taking any chances. The San Diego Union-Tribune reported Saturday that Rivers is ill and the Chargers have signed quarterback Brad Sorensen off their practice squad, according to a source. Ri... more

Melvin Gordon can't hide from the ugly truth: His NFL maiden voyage looks like a bust. The Chargers selected Gordon with the 15th overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, believing the Wisconsin star could make an instant impact and serve as a steadying... more

The dismantling of the Ravens is nearly complete. John Harbaugh's team has already lost Terrell Suggs, Steve Smith, Justin Forsett and Joe Flacco to season-ending injuries this season. On Saturday, Eugene Monroe joined that list when the Ravens pla... more

Truth time: The Cowboys are extremely limited on offense. This is life when Tony Romo keeps breaking his damn collarbone. To have a chance to steal the wretched NFC East, Dallas needs a legitimate running game that can take pressure off Matt Cassel... more

There was a time not too long ago when many assumed we'd seen the last of Richie Incognito. The veteran guard had been the face of the Dolphins' embarrassing locker room bullying scandal of 2012, a Ted Wells investigation revealing Incognito to be... more

Welcome to the Around The NFL End Around, a weekly look back at the world of the National Football League. Dan Hanzus serves as your guide. It was a good week for ... 1. Blaine Gabbert: If Gabbert becomes a long-term answer in San Francisco, he'... more

Gary Barnidge has been just about the only good thing to come out this infernal Browns season. On Thursday, Cleveland acted to make sure that good thing doesn't get away. The team has announced that Barnidge -- a veteran tight end in the midst of... more

The New York Giants are 5-7, a bad record that is good enough for first place in the head-scratchingly inept NFC East. The Giants -- like their division mates -- are incredibly fortunate to have such uncomely bedmates. But while the Redskins, Eagle... more

The New York Giants won four Super Bowl titles from 1986 to 2011. In the 1950s and early 60s, the team claimed another title and went to the NFL championship game five times in seven seasons. Jersey Guys , the latest episode in NFL Network's Timeli... more

DeMarco Murray did not have a prominent role in the Eagles' stunning upset win over the Patriots in Week 13. On Tuesday, Eagles offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur spent a significant portion of his media availability deflecting questions about the... more

Odell Beckham had the highlight reel plays , but he wasn't the best wide receiver on the field Sunday at the Meadowlands. That honor belongs to Brandon Marshall, who dominated the Giants with 12 catches (on 13 targets) for 131 yards and a nine-yar... more

If I can keep it real with you for a moment, I had no idea what dabbing was until Cam Newton hit an increasingly agitated Titans defense with the move a few weeks back. Shame. Newton's celebration against Tennessee turned dabbing into a certified t... more

Tom Brady is arguably the greatest quarterback in NFL history, but no one's going to argue he's the greatest athlete to put on pads. Brady is slow. Like, Dan Marino in the late-90s slow. The Patriots quarterback has prolonged his career and sustain... more

Why can't NFL officials just let Cam Newton live ? During the third quarter of Sunday's win over the Saints, Newton fired a touchdown pass to Ted Ginn Jr., then began his customary post-score tradition of handing the football to a Panthers fan in... more

The Denver Broncos (10-2) again got difference-making plays from their league-best defense, and Brock Osweiler moved to 3-0 as a starter in 17-3 win over the San Diego Chargers (3-9) on Sunday. Here's what you need to know: 1. This was another... more

Lavonte David's interception in the game's final minutes was the difference as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-6) strengthened their playoff chances with a 23-19 win over the Atlanta Falcons (6-6) on Sunday. Here's what you need to know: 1. Jameis Wi... more

Welcome to the Around The NFL End Around, a weekly look back at the world of the National Football League. Dan Hanzus serves as your guide. It was a good week for ... 1. Aaron Rodgers: Sure, the Lions had to mess up about 12 different ways for... more

They say time heals all wounds, and Brett Favre and the Green Bay Packers provided the ultimate test. That was the big takeaway as I watched the premiere of Timeline: Favre Returns on NFL Network . I remembered that Favre and the Packers had a... more

The NFL announced Thursday night that Coldplay will perform during halftime of Super Bowl 50 on Feb. 7. The British band will be one of multiple prominent musical acts who will share the stage in Santa Clara, California. Coldplay is the first... more

The fact that Jason Pierre-Paul is even playing football is a small miracle. His return from a fireworks injury that cost him his ring finger and parts of his thumb and middle finger is a study in perseverance (and the need to collect a massive... more

Ryan Tannehill is happy to be part of a Dolphins offense no longer connected to former coordinator Bill Lazor. Reading between the lines is unnecessary. Just read the actual lines. "I'm just excited about being part of the game plan," Tannehill s... more

NFL officiating has been under a bright spotlight this season, and not for positive reasons. On Wednesday at the December League Meeting in Irving, Texas, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell spent a chunk of his 20-minute news conference discussing step... more

If you're an NBA fan, you are no doubt aware that the 20-0 Golden State Warriors are the biggest story in the sport right now. You also know that Steph Curry is the team's biggest star and reigning league MVP. If you're a real student of the game,... more

NFL teams don't like to share more than is obligated when it comes to injuries. This is especially the case when it comes to the New England Patriots, who would probably build a moat around their Foxborough facility if they could get city clearance t... more

NFC PLAYOFF PICTURE AFC PLAYOFF PICTURE The Seattle Seahawks might not be the dominant force they were during back-to-back Super Bowl runs in 2013 and 2014, but NFC contenders could live to regret missing the opportunity to bury the defe... more

Rob Gronkowski has been called for five offensive interference penalties this season. He didn't receive that many interference calls in his previous five seasons combined. Even crazier, Gronk has been called for OPI more than 30 other teams in 2015.... more

Andy Dalton is the starting quarterback for a Cincinnati Bengals team that enters December at 9-2. He is on pace to establish career highs in touchdowns, yards per attempt, completion percentage and passer rating. He might not be the favorite in a... more

November

Frank Gore could use a break. The NFL schedule is unforgiving in that respect. Gore, 32, has been the picture of durability during his long career, but usage and age might be catching up to the Colts running back. Gore's production has been down ov... more

During last Monday night's tilt between the Patriots and Bills, ESPN repeatedly ran a promo hyping tonight's matchup between the Ravens and Browns as a Johnny Manziel explosion of the senses. ESPN's sales hook went out the window days later, when Man... more

Part of what makes Tom Brady great is his relentless dedication to his craft. The Patriots quarterback is a perfect football machine. While others might use the flight home from a tough road game to get some needed rest, Brady typically begins to s... more

The injury bug has, once again, proven to be the undoing of Ahmad Bradshaw. The Indianapolis Colts placed the veteran running on injured reserve Monday, ending his season after six games and 31 carries. Bradshaw suffered a wrist injury in Sunday's... more

The San Diego Chargers (3-8) snapped a six-game losing streak and delivered a punishing blow to the Jacksonville Jaguars' (4-7) playoff hopes in a 31-25 win on Sunday at EverBank Field. Here's what you need to know: 1. The Chargers pulled off the... more

The New York Jets (6-5) snapped out of a month-long slump and kept themselves in the AFC playoff race with a 38-20 win over the Miami Dolphins (4-7) at the Meadowlands. Here's what you need to know: 1. You won't hear any talk about Ryan Fitzpatri... more

Here's something you probably could have guessed: The NFL is going all out for its Super Bowl 50 halftime show. For evidence, look no further than Thursday night's halftime announcement that an announcement of one halftime act at Super Bowl 50 wil... more

Cam Newton has taken a lot of heat through the years, some deserved, much of it nonsense. But even the most ardent Cam Hater will struggle to take issue with the quarterback after watching video of Newton wired for sound during the Panthers' blowout... more

The Denver Broncos have added reinforcements with Peyton Manning on the shelf for the foreseeable future. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday that the Broncos are signing former Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder, according to a sou... more

Quinton Coples is staying in the AFC East. The former first-round pick, released by the Jets on Monday, was claimed by the Dolphins on Tuesday. The 6-foot-6, 290-pound Coples joins a Miami team that's been looking for answers along its defensive l... more

The sight is not an uncommon one by now. A sideline camera pushed in tight on the face of Tom Brady, who is shouting at his offensive line in an aggressive manner. Not all quarterbacks can get away with scolding (much larger) teammates for play tha... more

Darrelle Revis is coming off perhaps the worst game of his career . He might have to wait a week to get some redemption. Jets coach Todd Bowles said Monday that Revis "wasn't feeling any better" on Monday, one day after suffering a concussion in th... more

The Jets are in the midst of a season-threatening slump, but Todd Bowles isn't ready to make a change at the quarterback position. The coach announced Monday that Ryan Fitzpatrick will remain under center when the 5-5 Jets host the 4-6 Dolphins on... more

Brock Osweiler will remain under center for the Denver Broncos for another week. The team announced Monday that Osweiler will start at quarterback again when Denver meets the New England Patriots in Week 12. Osweiler will start in place of Peyton... more

The Bengals are not happy with the penalty that set up the Cardinals' game-winning field goal Sunday night. With less than 10 seconds to play, the Cardinals were preparing for a clock-stopping QB spike that would allow kicker Chandler Catanzaro to... more

The New York Jets are giving up on Quinton Coples. In a surprise move, the Jets have waived Coples, the team's first-round pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. Coples appeared in 10 games this season, making two starts. He had eight tackles, one fumble reco... more

The Kansas City Chiefs (5-5) continued their surge back into the AFC playoff picture with a 33-3 win over the San Diego Chargers (2-8). Here's what you need to know: 1. This game was over when Justin Houston picked off a Philip Rivers pass in the... more

The Houston Texans (5-5) kept themselves near the top of the AFC South thanks to a 24-17 win over the fading New York Jets (5-5) on Sunday at NRG Stadium. Here's what you need to know: 1. DeAndre Hopkins might be the best wide receiver the NFL.... more

Welcome to the Around The NFL End Around, a weekly look back at the world of the National Football League. Dan Hanzus serves as your guide. It was a good week for ... 1. Johnny Manziel: The Browns have, at long last, decided to see if their for... more

Peyton Manning is out of the lineup and off the grid for the Denver Broncos. NFL Media's James Palmer reported on NFL Network's TNF Gameday that Manning, who has been ruled out of Sunday's matchup against the Bears, hasn't attended any practices o... more

R-E-L-A-X, Packers fans. Aaron Rodgers won't miss any time. Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Thursday that he has "no concern" that Rodgers could miss Sunday's key division showdown with the first place Minnesota Vikings, according to NFL Media's... more

It appears that the Houston Texans will attempt to keep their place atop the AFC South without Brian Hoyer on Sunday. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapaport reported Wednesday that Hoyer -- who suffered a concussion in Monday night's win over the Bengals -... more

When GQ booked Tom Brady for an hour-long, one-on-one sitdown last month, the venerable men's magazine and its correspondent, Chuck Klosterman, had hoped the result would be an intimate look at the NFL's biggest star. That sitdown eventually becam... more

A year ago, former Jets general manager John Idzik delivered one of the more surreal midseason news conferences of all-time. The address -- which included a rambling 20-minute filibuster to start -- might have been the final nail in the coffin for t... more

Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski took part in an #AMA on his Twitter page on Tuesday, answering questions on topics ranging from groupies, to dance skills, to bench press. Of course, bench press. We've culled some greatest hits from the 30-minute... more

Brandon Weeden cut by Cowboys November 17, 2015

The Dallas Cowboys are moving on from Brandon Weeden. The team announced Tuesday that it has released the veteran quarterback, who was winless in three starts after replacing an injured Tony Romo. Weeden was benched in favor of Matt Cassel prior to... more

Can a simple T-shirt set a team on a path toward victory? Vikings coach Mike Zimmer believes so. When Vikings players arrived at the team facility on Monday, they were greeted by a shirt at their lockers. The front of the shirt featured an NFL logo... more

The best moment of NFL Sunday was Drew Stanton celebrating Andre Ellington's touchdown run against the Seahawks on Sunday night. I will not debate this. In front of Al, Cris and the world, Stanton pranced down the sideline and expressed himself in... more

It's Sanchize time in Philadelphia. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that Eagles starter Sam Bradford will likely miss next Sunday's game against the Buccaneers as well as the team's Thanksgiving matchup against the Lions after suffer... more

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers must be feeling pretty good about their Jameis Winston investment right about now. Winston's 1-yard touchdown run with less than a minute to play on Sunday lifted the Bucs to a 10-6 win over the Cowboys. The victory moved... more

It wasn't easy, but the Detroit Lions have their first taste of victory in Green Bay since 1991 after an 18-16 win on Sunday. Here's what you need to know: 1. The Lions did everything in their power to let this game get away. Matt Prater missed t... more

Jameis Winston scored on a 1-yard naked bootleg with 54 seconds to play in regulation, the decisive points in the Buccaneers' 10-6 win over the flatlining Cowboys. Here's what you need to know: 1. Rookie quarterbacks will always have peaks and... more

Welcome to the Around The NFL End Around, a weekly look back at the world of the National Football League. Dan Hanzus serves as your guide. It was a good week for ... 1. Rex Ryan: The Bills coach went back to New York and got his win. This has t... more

The bond between a player and his head coach is sacred. It is the job of the coach to train the player, to guide him, to protect him, to put him in the best position to succeed. It is the player's responsibility to take what he has learned from his... more

Put down the fire extinguisher (you don't know how to use it anyway). Your computer monitor or smart phone has not burst into flames. That's just a close-up image of Andy Dalton's proud ginger mane on the latest cover of ESPN The Magazine . Dalton... more

Don't count out Ben Roethlisberger for the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday . The veteran quarterback -- who sustained a foot injury in Sunday's win over the Raiders -- has shed his walking boot and was limited at practice on Thursday. When asked if... more

Today is a great day. Ray Lewis has released original music. The former Baltimore Ravens linebacker and current ESPN analyst posted a snippet of his new single "Can You Stand The Rain" on his Instagram page on Thursday. Here's your taste: A vid... more

Rex Ryan was one of the biggest sports figures in New York during his six-year tenure as coach of the Jets. He returns to the Meadowlands as the coach of the Bills in one of the most anticipated Thursday Night Football matchups of the season. He... more

We could be waiting a little longer than anticipated to find out if the NFL will make a return to Los Angeles in 2016. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported that New York Jets owner Woody Johnson told reporters on Wednesday that a vote for reloca... more

Jeremy Lane returned to practice for the Seattle Seahawks on Wednesday, his first on-field action since a Super Bowl highlight play turned into a career crisis point. Lane's final play of the 2014 season was an end zone interception of Tom Brady la... more

Odell Beckham Jr. made one of the most famous catches in NFL history with his giant right hand. From the sound of it, Beckham has big plans for his left mitt in the future. The Wall Street Journal offered up an interesting look at Beckham's "secre... more

Greg Hardy remains a hot-button topic in the NFL, a week after Deadspin published photo evidence of injuries sustained by Hardy's ex-girlfriend in a domestic violence incident. In a Wednesday appearance on NFL HQ , Hall of Fame quarterback Roger... more

Bills coach Rex Ryan is about to make his return to the Meadowlands, the place he called home for six seasons as coach of the Jets. Ryan's tenure in Gotham wasn't always successful, but it never stopped being entertaining. Before Rex Bowl I kicks off... more

Poor Geno Smith. It's been a trying few months for the New York Jets' backup signal-caller. It wasn't so long ago that Smith was a player with promise , set to quarterback an improved Chan Gailey-led offense in a new era for Jets football. Then a... more

Another setback for free-agent running back Joseph Randle. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday that Randle, released by the Cowboys last week, has been suspended without pay for the next four games for violating the NFL's personal cond... more

The New York Jets have a secondary problem. No, you haven't stumbled upon an article from last year, when John Idzik left Rex Ryan with an empty cupboard in the back end of his defense. But it's a different year with familiar problems for the Jets,... more

The New Orleans Saints have a new backup quarterback. Saints coach Sean Peyton revealed during a radio interview Monday that the team is signing veteran passer Matt Flynn. Flynn confirmed the signing on Twitter. Looks like my hunting season is o... more

It's been a day since North Carolina Army vet Mike Dobs had his man room compromised forever by the scoundrel Cam Newton. Here's a quick history of #Bannergate and where we stand 24 hours later: » Dobs, a Wisconsin native and die-hard Packers f... more

The back injury that sidelined DeMarcus Ware on Sunday is expected to cost the Broncos' star outside linebacker more time. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that Ware aggravated the back injury that caused him to miss a game earlier in... more

Rex Ryan successfully held his tongue when asked on Sunday about his upcoming matchup against the Jets, the team he coached for six years. "I promise you, it's just another opponent right now," Ryan said  after the Bills' Week 9 win over the Dolphi... more

Dion Lewis' breakout season with the Patriots has come to a premature end. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that Lewis suffered a torn ACL in Sunday's 27-10 win over the Redskins. Lewis needs surgery and has officially been placed on... more

Wes Welker is getting another chance to catch on with a team. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reports that Welker had a workout with the St. Louis Rams on Monday, according to a source informed of the situation. Welker has worked out for two other t... more

A grand gesture by Cam Newton in the spirit of protecting home-field advantage was not welcomed by at least one person. On Sunday, prior to the Panthers' 37-29 win over the Packers that lifted Carolina to 8-0, Newton spotted the following sign hang... more

The Buffalo Bills (4-4) rode a career day from Sammy Watkins to a 33-17 win over the Miami Dolphins (3-5) on Sunday in Orchard Park. Here's what you need to know: 1. Consider this the latest reminder of how dangerous the Bills' offense can be whe... more

It wasn't pretty, but the New York Jets (5-3) snapped a two-game losing streak with a 28-23 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars (2-6) on Sunday at the Meadowlands. Here's what you need to know: 1. The Jets announced themselves as a surprise AFC pla... more

The moon landing. The fall of the Berlin Wall. The O.J. verdict. The Seinfeld finale. When a moment is truly huge, you always remember where you were when it happened. So I ask you, dear reader: Where were you when Dwayne Bowe caught his first pas... more

49ers coach Jim Tomsula told reporters this week he hoped the benching of Colin Kaepernick would give the struggling quarterback a "step back and breathe ." In his first public comments since he lost the job, Kaepernick made it clear Friday he does... more

Welcome to the Around The NFL End Around, a weekly look back at the world of the National Football League. Dan Hanzus serves as your guide. It was a good week for ... 1. Andy Dalton: The Glowing Gingerman is, um, kind of a great quarterback .... more

Marcus Mariota is ready to make his return. Interim coach Mike Mularkey announced Friday that Mariota will be on the field when the 1-6 Titans meet the Saints on Sunday . Mariota missed two games with a sprained MCL, both Tennessee losses. Mariot... more

The Detroit Lions are just 10 months removed from an 11-5 season and a trip to the playoffs. On Thursday, in the midst of a disastrous 1-7 start to 2015, they decided to hit the reset button. General manager Martin Mayhew and president Tom Lewand a... more

The Rams are, almost impossibly, dealing with a workplace safety issue in their home stadium. In back-to-back weeks, Rams opponents have been injured slipping on the concrete track that lines the field at the Edward Jones Dome. Last week, Browns... more

The Tennessee Titans are a franchise in transition. Never was that more clear than on Tuesday, when an interim CEO sat next to an interim coach to address the dismissal of head coach Ken Whisenhunt . "I will say caught off guard was probably an... more

Vernon Davis is on the move and Peyton Manning has a new pass-catching tight end at his disposal. The Broncos have traded for the 49ers tight end, the team announced Monday afternoon. The teams will swap late-round picks in 2016 and San Francisco w... more

Ryan Fitzpatrick has a significant injury to his thumb, but that doesn't guarantee he'll miss more time for the New York Jets. Jets coach Todd Bowles told reporters on Monday that an MRI revealed that Fitzpatrick sustained ligament damage to his le... more

In past weeks, 49ers coach Jim Tomsula has stood behind Colin Kaepernick as the quarterback has struggled through his worst season as a pro. On Monday, Tomsula seemed to change his tune, or at least alter it. Asked if Kaepernick would remain the... more

Life without Le'Veon Bell begins for the Steelers. Pittsburgh placed its gifted running back on season-ending injured reserve with a knee injury on Monday, and filled Bell's place on the roster by signing running back Isaiah Pead. Pead had been... more

It was a play that summed up the 49ers' entire season. Or, from a personnel perspective, one quarterback's puzzling descent from franchise star to franchise problem . Sunday in St. Louis, the Niners were leading 3-0 with 5:32 to go in the first qua... more

Derek Carr threw four touchdown passes and Latavius Murray went over the 100-yard mark for the second time this season, leading the Raiders to a 34-20 win over the New York Jets. Here's what you need to know: 1. Derek Carr continues to look like... more

The St. Louis Rams rode an increasingly familiar formula on Sunday: Suffocating defense and impact plays from Todd Gurley en route to a 27-6 win over the San Francisco 49ers. Here's what you need to know: 1. I have seen the future of the running... more

October

Welcome to the Around The NFL End Around, a weekly look back at the world of the National Football League. Dan Hanzus serves as your guide. It was a good week for ... 1. Tom Brady: Call the fight , give Brady the MVP right now. The Patriots are... more

Ryan Mallett is history in Houston , but Texans players were still answering questions about the released quarterback on Wednesday. The consensus? Mallett couldn't get with the program, so he had to be shown out of the program. "Ryan clearly just... more

The Cleveland Browns began on-field preparation for Week 8's matchup against the Arizona Cardinals without Josh McCown. The veteran quarterback sat out practice on Wednesday with a sore shoulder injured in Sunday's loss to the St. Louis Rams. The... more

The New York Jets saw their flickering chance at victory extinguished in cruel fashion on Sunday against the Patriots. New York trailed by seven points when Brandon Marshall recovered an onside kick with 14 seconds to play in the fourth quarter. Th... more

While the rest of the football world has moved on from DipGate, Around The NFL lingers. You should know the back story by now: On Sunday, FOX -- broadcasting the Vikings' Week 7 matchup against the Lions -- reported that Peterson had been downgrade... more

No one is going to accuse Kirk Cousins of not striking while the iron's hot. The Redskins quarterback became a viral sensation Sunday night when a Vine video surfaced of Cousins shouting, "You like that! You like that!" at a D.C.-area reporter... more

Here is a sad factoid about EJ Manuel. The third-year quarterback went to London last weekend and came home empty-handed after a 34-31 defeat to the Jaguars. The loss dropped Manuel to 0-2 as a starter for the Bills this season, and also earned hi... more

The San Francisco 49ers are 2-5 and have the worst offense in football. On Tuesday, coach Jim Tomsula disputed a report that his quarterback had alienated himself from the team. FOX's Jay Glazer reported Sunday that Colin Kaepernick's confidence wa... more

Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy found the spotlight for his aggressive sideline behavior in Sunday's loss to the Giants. Three days earlier, Hardy was on his team's radar for other reasons. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported on Monday's editi... more

What to do with Ryan Mallett? That's the question the Texans' brass is asking itself after the quarterback's latest bout of delinquency. Mallett missed the team flight on Saturday and had to fly commercial to meet up with the Texans ahead of their... more

Tom Brady has won three MVP awards and four Super Bowls in his career. But his greatest accomplishment might be what he's doing on a weekly basis in 2015 -- laughing in the face of Father Time. Brady is 38 years old, an age where even the best of... more

Jason Pierre-Paul is meeting with the New York Giants. Will this be a tangible step toward a return to action or just another tri-state cameo for the Pro Bowl pass rusher? NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that Pierre-Paul went to the... more

Brandon LaFell's season debut was one to forget. The New England Patriots wide receiver was activated from the PUP list in time for Sunday's showdown against the second-place New York Jets, and the Pats gave LaFell an immediate role in their game p... more

The Miami Dolphins and Houston Texans engaged in one of the most lopsided halves of football in NFL history. In the end, the Dolphins laughed their way to a 44-26 win . Here's what we learned: 1. The Dolphins outclassed the Texans in every facet o... more

The New England Patriots remain the big brother on the AFC East block, wiping away a fourth-quarter deficit in a 30-23 win over the New York Jets. Here's what we learned. 1. The Jets' defense entered the game ranked No. 1 in the NFL, but Tom Brady... more

The Miami Dolphins had the time of their life on Sunday . The Houston Texans lived a nightmare. Dan Campbell's team hung a beating for ages on Houston in the first half, taking a 41-0 lead into halftime of Sunday's easy win. How dominant were the... more

Welcome to the Around The NFL End Around, a weekly look back at the world of the National Football League. Dan Hanzus serves as your guide. It was a good week for ... 1. Dan Campbell: The Teal Hulk won our hottest coach bods competition  (congra... more

We're fast approaching the AFC East showdown between the 5-0 New England Patriots and 4-1 New York Jets. On Thursday, the plucky flock of millennials running the Pats' Twitter account took advantage of the buzz by throwing some skyscraper shade on th... more

The Dallas Cowboys hope to see continued progress from Dez Bryant on Thursday. Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said that Bryant -- who hasn't played since Week 1 following foot surgery -- has not been ruled out for Sunday's matchup against the Giants a... more

Dennis Pitta's career could be hanging in the balance over the next three weeks. The veteran tight end returned to practice on Monday, giving the Baltimore Ravens three weeks to activate Pitta or keep him on the PUP list, a decision that would... more

Tom Brady will never die. Well, that's not true. The inexorable march of time, the prison into which all humankind is born , will one day win out. But in the present, Brady is healthy and thriving with no intention of lowering his profile as the pe... more

The Seattle Seahawks (2-4) are coming off back-to-back losses in which they let leads slip through their fingers in the fourth quarter. The defending NFC champs are desperate for a win, which could be very bad news for the San Francisco 49ers (2-4),... more

The Panthers don't typically come up quickly when discussing the best teams in the NFL, even if a 5-0 record should grant Carolina a generous place in the conversation. That elusive national respect found its way to Charlotte after Sunday's comebac... more

The International Series will continue this weekend when the Bills and Jaguars meet at London's Wembley Stadium. As the festivities surrounding that matchup ramp up, the NFL continues to look at ways to grow the enterprise. NFL Media's Albert Breer... more

The Cleveland Browns signed wide receiver Dwayne Bowe to a two-year contract in March that included $9 million in guaranteed money. It continues to have the appearance of one of the worst deals in franchise history. Bowe remains an afterthought in... more

Let's say it again now: What's a catch? The answer remains murky to many, both inside the game and out. The latest controversy came Sunday, when replay review credited Lions wide receiver Golden Tate with a touchdown  against the Bears after offici... more

Mario Williams isn't the only prominent Bills defender who believes Rex Ryan needs to make some scheme changes. Defensive tackle Marcell Dareus said Tuesday that Buffalo's game plan is playing against the team's strengths, echoing a sentiment expre... more

The Colts will have to do something special in the next three months to not have their season defined by perhaps the most doomed trick play in NFL history. Colts coach Chuck Pagano said Monday  he had no regrets about the play call, his only real... more

Landry Jones got the job done on Sunday. It sounds like the Steelers will lean on him again in Week 7. Steelers coach Mike Tomlin told reporters on Tuesday that the team will "play it by ear" with injured quarterbacks Ben Roethlisberger (knee) and... more

He got hurt. He got better. He threw a party. He got hurt again. Are we finally about to see Victor Cruz back on the field for the New York Giants? Art Stapleton of The Record reported Tuesday that there is "guarded optimism" on the health of Cr... more

Marcus Mariota becomes the latest AFC quarterback to be felled by a sprained MCL. Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt confirmed Mariota suffered an MCL sprain in Tennessee's 38-10 loss to the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. NFL Media's Rand Getlin reported that... more

The Buffalo Bills have arrived in London at far less than full strength. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that neither defensive tackle Kyle Williams or wide receiver Percy Harvin made the trip overseas. The pair likely won't play in... more

The Jets are 4-1 through five games, their best start since 2011 and a complete turnaround from their 1-4 record at the same point last season. The reasons for this turnaround are manifold. The big-budget makeover of the secondary was a major... more

Every so often, Philip Rivers provides a reminder that there are very few quarterbacks that have ever been quite like him. Sunday was one of those days. Using a quick release that could best be defined as borderline unfair, Rivers re-wrote the Char... more

The New Orleans Saints are making a change at kicker. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that the team has released Zach Hocker and is signing Kai Forbath, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. Hocker did himself in o... more

The Minnesota Vikings jumped out to a 13-point second-half lead and held on for a 16-10 win over the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday at TCF Bank Stadium. Here's what we learned. 1. Adrian Peterson has been in vintage form for stretches of this comeb... more

The New York Jets (4-1) exploded for 17 unanswered points in five minutes of play in the third quarter, the difference in an eventual 34-20 win over the Washington Redskins (2-4). Here's what we learned: 1. Brandon Marshall made waves last week w... more

More trouble has found Johnny Manziel. The Cleveland Browns quarterback and his girlfriend were questioned by police in Avon, Ohio, on Monday after they were involved in a roadside domestic incident. Police said alcohol was involved, but no arrests... more

Welcome to the Around The NFL End Around, a weekly look back at the world of the National Football League. Dan Hanzus serves as your guide. It was a good week for ... 1. Benjamin Watson: It's quite unusual for a player to enjoy his best statisti... more

It will be another week of Mike Vick for the Pittsburgh Steelers. The team announced Friday that quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will miss his third consecutive game with a knee injury. There had been faint hope that Roethlisberger would make it b... more

Marshal Yanda isn't going anywhere. The Ravens and Yanda have reached an agreement on a four-year contract extension, the team announced Friday. The deal is worth $32 million, according to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport This is the fifth contract... more

Antonio Brown told reporters on Wednesday that he believed it was time for Steelers quarterback Mike Vick to regularly look his way . On Thursday, it was Sammy Watkins' turn to call for the (damn ) ball. "That's what I get mad at, when I don't ge... more

Maurkice Pouncey remains far off from a return to the Pittsburgh Steelers. NFL Media's Rand Getlin reported Thursday that Pouncey is experiencing complications from his ankle injury and is expected to undergo a second surgery, according to sources... more

Antonio Brown's career has been defined by star production at a remarkably consistent level. That reputation has made his early returns with Mike Vick particularly eyebrow raising. Brown, who obliterated a Steelers team record with 129 receptions i... more

There was a time when the Falcons and Saints had one of the underrated rivalries in football. That buzz has worn off as the two teams have struggled in recent years, and their first matchup of 2015 finds the teams in very different places. Can the 1... more

Nobody wants to hear their favorite NFL team is done before they've purchased a holiday-themed squash product. Given how much time and attention you've invested in your preferred franchise, this can be a profoundly depressing realization. This was... more

Ahmad Bradshaw is back on the grid. Colts owner Jim Irsay announced Wednesday that the team has agreed to terms with Bradshaw on a new contract. NFL Media's Rand Getlin reports that the 28-year-old running back received a one-year deal, according t... more

The Patriots have received very bad news on Nate Solder. NFL Media's Albert Breer reported that Solder, New England's starting left tackle, has a torn right biceps injury that will cost him the rest of the 2015 season, according to a source briefed... more

The slumping Dallas Cowboys are poised to make a change at quarterback. NFL Media's Albert Breer reported Tuesday that the Cowboys plan to start Matt Cassel in Week 7 when they return from their bye against the New York Giants, according to a team... more

The Steelers scored the game-winning touchdown as time expired on Monday night against the Chargers. The NFL acknowledged Tuesday that game officials failed to correct a significant clock error that preceded Pittsburgh's final march. NFL spokesman... more

Welcome to the Around The NFL End Around, a weekly look back at the world of the National Football League. Dan Hanzus serves as your guide. It was a good week for ... 1. Andy Dalton: The Glowing Gingerman cannot be stopped. Bow down before him.... more

There's an ideal scenario for the Dallas Cowboys in which Greg Hardy serves as a pass-rushing terror on the field who never says a word of note off it. Things aren't that simple, however. Hardy made waves in his first post-suspension media availabi... more

Two weeks ago on the Around The NFL Podcast , we wondered if Matt Jones would use a prime-time showcase against the New York Giants to formally throw his hat into the NFL's Offensive Rookie of the Year race. It didn't work out that way. Jones had... more

Colin Kaepernick has taken some wrong turns and ended up in the darkest corner of his NFL career. The 49ers are standing behind their quarterback with the hope he'll find his way out. Kaepernick struggled mightily in Sunday's 17-3 home loss to the... more

A week off doesn't guarantee the Seahawks will get Marshawn Lynch back on the field on Sunday against the Bengals. Seahawks coach Pete Carroll told reporters on Wednesday that Lynch remains day-to-day with a hamstring issue and the team will not ha... more

Julius Thomas is getting closer. The Jaguars tight end -- who has yet to play a snap this season after suffering a hand injury in the team's preseason opener -- will catch passes in practice on Wednesday, his first activity of that nature since... more

Trent Richardson's chance to salvage his NFL career encountered another setback Tuesday. Richardson was among a group of free-agent running backs who worked out for the Buffalo Bills, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported, according to a source c... more

Latavius Murray is one of the more promising players on the Raiders' improved roster, but Sunday was a day to to forget for the second-year running back. Murray finished Oakland's Week 4 loss to the Bears on the bench after fumbling a pitch from D... more

If it felt like all Chris Ivory did on Sunday was run over hapless Dolphins defenders, it's because that's basically what happened. The Jets' running back set a career high with 166 yards on 29 carries in Sunday's 27-14 win at Wembley Stadium in... more

As one offensive playmaker nears a return to the Dallas Cowboys, another is taken out of the equation. MRIs revealed Monday that running back Lance Dunbar suffered a torn ACL and MCL and will miss the remainder of the season, NFL Media Insider Ian... more

A Dez Bryant return might not be too far in the future for the Dallas Cowboys. Cowboys vice president Stephen Jones said Monday that Dez Bryant has a "real shot" of playing after the team's Week 6 bye following a positive examination of his surgica... more

The Miami Dolphins did what they had to do on Monday. Joe Philbin is out , leaving behind a legacy as the franchise's face of mediocrity over the past three years. A strong case can be made that Philbin shouldn't have survived last season, after... more

The Denver Broncos remain undefeated, getting another monster performance from their defense in a 23-20 win over the Minnesota Vikings. Here's what you need to know: 1. In case you needed a reminder, this Broncos' defense is for real. Not only di... more

The Carolina Panthers took advantage of five Tampa Bay Buccaneers turnovers on their way to a 37-23 win that keeps them amongst the ranks of the unbeaten. Here's what you need to know: 1. Josh Norman is speeding toward a big pay day. The Panthers... more

The New York Jets put on an impressive show on Sunday in London, bullying the Dolphins on both sides of the ball in a 27-14 win at Wembley Stadium. Here's what you need to know: 1. The London fans won't see Marshawn Lynch on their soil this seaso... more

Welcome to the Around The NFL End Around, a weekly look back at the world of the National Football League. Dan Hanzus serves as your guide. It was a good week for ... 1. Tom Brady: The NFL tried to keep Brady off the field in September. Not only... more

There haven't been many bigger surprises this season than the relative impotence of Chip Kelly's Eagles offense. The Eagles have averaged just over 285 yards per game during their 1-2 start, ranking them second-to-last in the NFL. On Thursday, Kell... more

Andrew Luck remains a bystander as the Colts prepare for their Week 4 matchup against the Jaguars. For the second straight day, Luck made no throws in the portion of practice open to the media, according to The Indianapolis Star . Luck mostly watc... more

Golden Tate told a Detroit radio station this week there had been a "couple occasions in literally each game " when the Lions' opponents had called out their plays before they'd run them. Obviously, this is very bad and it doesn't necessarily refle... more

September

Has anyone seen Andre Johnson? We've been told the longtime Texans star signed with the Colts in the offseason. And, yes, the Andre Johnson in Indianapolis certainly matches the physical description of the guy who set every franchise receiving rec... more

Here's a scary thought for NFL defenses: Julio Jones believes he can improve upon his record-setting start with the Falcons this season. The All-Pro wide receiver has 34 catches for 440 yards and four touchdowns through three games. If Jones were t... more

The Packers are putting Andrew Quarless on the shelf for now, not for good. The team announced Wednesday that the tight end has been placed on injured reserve with the designated to reserve tag. Quarless suffered a sprained MCL in Monday night's wi... more

Cam Newton tried the "On to Cincinnati " move when the topic of Ed Hochuli came up on Wednesday -- tried being the operative word. Newton created a stir Sunday when he told reporters that official Hochuli told him he was "not old enough" to receiv... more

Colts coach Chuck Pagano acknowledged Wednesday that Andrew Luck is dealing with a right shoulder injury, but expressed optimism the star quarterback won't miss Sunday's game against the Jaguars. "I wouldn't bet against 12 ever," Pagano said, per... more

Julius Thomas underwent surgery to repair a finger injury on Sept. 1. At the time, it was believed the new Jaguars tight end would be ready for action after a month. We'll hit that month marker on Thursday, but Thomas has yet to be cleared for foot... more

Kiko Alonso has not played his final down of 2015. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday that, following a second opinion, the ACL in Alonso's left knee was deemed intact. He is likely to return to the Eagles' lineup after a month of re... more

The clock has run out on Isaiah Pead in St. Louis. The running back -- selected with the 50th overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft -- was waived by the Rams on Tuesday. In corresponding moves, the Rams added cornerback Brandon McGee from the practice... more

C.J. Spiller was supposed to be an X-factor in the Saints' offense this season. So why does it feel like the running back's best fit through three weeks is on the side of a milk carton? Spiller had just one carry and two receptions in Sunday's 27-2... more

Unforeseen circumstances have prompted a change at kicker for the Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles placed Cody Parkey on season-ending injury reserve with a groin injury. The team will sign Caleb Sturgis to repalce him, the team announced early Tues... more

The Jets won't be turning back to Geno Smith against the Dolphins in Week 4. But consider Sunday's loss to the Eagles the first hint that Ryan Fitzpatrick might not be the team's season-long answer at quarterback. Fitzpatrick's flaws were exposed i... more

Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin acknowledged Monday that Ben Roethlisberger will "be out for a number of weeks" after suffering a sprained MCL in Sunday's win over the St. Louis Rams. Roethlisberger suffered the injury on an unusual play. Ra... more

The rules on what constitute a catch might change, but the search for true clarity continues. The latest example came Sunday in Baltimore, where Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert saw an apparent touchdown reception overturned upon official review. On... more

The undefeated Atlanta Falcons rode a virtuoso performance from Julio Jones in a 39-28 comeback win over the depleted Dallas Cowboys on Sunday. Here's what we learned: 1. All hail Julio Jones, the best wide receiver in the National Football Leagu... more

The Philadelphia Eagles are in the win column. Chip Kelly's team took advantage of four New York Jets turnovers in a 24-17 victory on Sunday at the Meadowlands. Here's what we learned: 1. The Eagles stacked up 10 first downs in the first half,... more

The Seattle Seahawks could be without Marshawn Lynch when they try to get in the win column on Sunday. Seahawks coach Pete Carroll told reporters on Friday that Lynch -- who is battling a calf issue -- will be a game-time decision against the Bears... more

The New Orleans Saints won't have Drew Brees on the field in Week 3. Saints coach Sean Payton announced Friday that Brees will not play Sunday against the Carolina Panthers. Brees is dealing with a rotator cuff injury sustained in last week's loss... more

Welcome to the Around The NFL End Around, a weekly look back at the world of the National Football League. Dan Hanzus serves as your guide. It was a good week for ... 1. The Legion Of Boom: Star safety Kam Chancellor ended his wildly unproductiv... more

Philadelphia Eagles running back DeMarco Murray should have the opportunity to send his season in a more positive direction on Sunday at the Meadowlands. Murray, who has been nursing a hamstring injury, is expected to play against the New York Jets... more

There appears to be a bit of uncertainty surrounding Darrelle Revis' availability for the New York Jets' Week 3 matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles. Jets coach Todd Bowles told reporters Thursday that Revis -- who is nursing a groin injury -- w... more

Ryan Fitzpatrick will remain the starting quarterback of the Jets once Geno Smith is healthy enough to re-enter the picture. Jets coach Todd Bowles confirmed the plan during a conference call with reporters on Tuesday, a day after Fitzpatrick and t... more

The Dallas Cowboys worked out four quarterbacks at their Valley Ranch facility on Tuesday, but don't take that as a sign the team has doubts about Brandon Weeden. The veteran quarterback will step in for the injured Tony Romo starting Sunday agains... more

The Dallas Cowboys have stashed away Tony Romo for a better day. The team confirmed Tuesday that Romo was placed on the injured reserve/designated to return list. The move ensures Romo will miss at least the next eight weeks. He is eligible to retu... more

You won't hear anybody saying the Jets overpaid to bring back Darrelle Revis after Monday night. The All-Pro cornerback reminded the football world that, at 29, he remains a transformative force for any defense he inhabits. The Jets forced five... more

Robert Mathis is back on the field. The outside linebacker, who missed all of last season with a torn Achilles, was in uniform Monday night during the Colts' 20-7 loss to the New York Jets. Until Monday, Mathis hadn't played a live down since th... more

The Washington Redskins are cutting their losses on cornerback David Amerson. Redskins coach Jay Gruden confirmed the release of Amerson, a second-round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. The move comes one day after Amerson didn't see the field in a 24-1... more

Matthew Stafford has taken a beating in the first two weeks of the season. On Monday, Lions coach Jim Caldwell acknowledged the hard hits are adding up. Caldwell was non-committal when asked if Stafford would be ready for Detroit's Week 3 matchup... more

Jeremy Hill was the most productive running back in the NFL in the final half of the 2014 season. He still ended up with a front-row seat from the bench on Sunday against the Chargers. Hill didn't see a snap in the final 22 minutes of game time aft... more

The New York Jets and Indianapolis Colts enter Monday night in two different head spaces. The Jets took care of business in Week 1 against the Browns, getting off to a 1-0 start for the fifth straight season. All is well at Bowles Manor, and you ca... more

The Cincinnati Bengals are off to a 2-0 start following a 24-19 win over the San Diego Chargers in their home opener. Here's what we learned: 1. Jeremy Hill got a seat on the bench after his second lost fumble of the game. Giovani Bernard made th... more

The Cardinals made it look easy against the sloppy Chicago Bears, pouring it on in a 48-23 win at Soldier Field. Here's what we learned: 1. Larry Fitzgerald can still play a little bit. The veteran receiver wasn't targeted in the first quarter, b... more

The Chicago Bears couldn't mount a comeback without Jay Cutler. The quarterback went to the locker room in the second quarter after attempting a tackle during a Tony Jefferson interception return during Sunday's 48-23 loss to the Arizona Cardinals... more

Welcome to the Around The NFL End Around, a weekly look back at the world of the National Football League. Dan Hanzus serves as your guide. It was a good week for ... 1. Rex Ryan: Bills super fan Luke Russert told me during my Pain Rankings seri... more

The Jaguars' offense is still trying to find itself in the nascent Blake Bortles era. On Wednesday, some frustration appeared to show when a reporter asked the second-year quarterback about fans who believe Jacksonville's play calling needs to improv... more

Here's a reminder that Peyton Manning is more than a 39-year-old quarterback attempting to return to form under a new head coach. Manning received a letter this summer from Kari Bollig, an Indiana native who's battling Stage 4 cancer. Her prognosis... more

Ryan Mallett is on the verge of a promotion to the Houston Texans' starting lineup. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday that the Texans are preparing to start Mallett in Sunday's Week 2 matchup against the Carolina Panthers, accordin... more

Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam Jones lost his temper against the Oakland Raiders on Sunday. It will cost him. Jones told reporters on Wednesday that he was fined $35,000 for his skirmish with rookie wide receiver Amari Cooper in the second quar... more

The Denver Broncos are far from a finished product on offense. Marrying the philosophies of Gary Kubiak's scheme with the strengths (and limitations) of 39-year-old quarterback Peyton Manning could take time. On Tuesday, Kubiak acknowledged the... more

Adrian Peterson's much-hyped return to action for the Minnesota Vikings did not go according to plan. The former MVP rushed for just 31 yards on 10 carries and added three catches for 21 yards in a 20-3 loss to the San Francisco 49ers on Monday ni... more

The Indianapolis Colts have stopped waiting for Vick Ballard to get back on the field. The oft-injured running back -- who led the Colts in rushing as a rookie in 2012 -- was waived by the team on Tuesday. Ballard missed virtually all of the past t... more

There will never be a glitzy premiere for Marshawn Lynch's star-crossed biopic , which is sad, and disappointing and unfair. But just know, if a premiere had went down, Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell would not be invited. At least i... more

The Buffalo Bills have lost 23 of their last 26 games against the New England Patriots. That's about as one-sided as it gets, but the Bills have no problem talking big ahead of their Week 2 showdown against the defending champs. To borrow an old qu... more

If Jarryd Hayne gets his own Disney movie one day, Monday night's NFL debut will serve as the narrative setback the Australian rugby league star must overcome to beat the odds. Hayne, a surprise inclusion on the Niners' game day roster, started his... more

A wild win for the Dallas Cowboys has come at a steep cost. NFL Media's Desmond Purnell was told by Cowboys owner Jerry Jones that wide receiver Dez Bryant suffered a broken bone in his right foot in Dallas' 27-26 win over the Giants on Sunday nig... more

Matthew Stafford didn't say he's healthy, but promises he'll be ready. The Lions quarterback didn't quite look the same after taking a hit from Chargers linebacker Melvin Ingram on Detroit's first series of the second half on Sunday. He finished th... more

Johnny Manziel saw the field sooner than anyone expected on Sunday. He might not be leaving it. Browns coach Mike Pettine told reporters on Monday that Cleveland will plan for Week 2's matchup against the Titans with Manziel as the starter. The p... more

Randy Bullock jogged onto the field after the Texans' first touchdown of the season on Sunday with a simple task. Kick the extra point. Well, it used to be simple. In the past, the point after touchdown was a foregone conclusion. That changed in M... more

We heard during training camp that Tyler Eifert was uncoverable in practice . On Sunday, the Bengals tight end showed that wasn't typical summer bluster. Eifert went off against the Oakland Raiders in Week 1, finishing with nine catches for 104 yar... more

The New York Jets have received welcome news on cornerback Antonio Cromartie. The team announced Monday that an MRI exam on Cromartie's injured left knee came back negative and that the cornerback is listed as week-to-week. Cromartie has not been r... more

For one game at least, Mike Maccagnan's decision to trade for Brandon Marshall looks like a master stroke for the New York Jets. Marshall made his presence felt in Sunday's 31-10 win over the Browns at MetLife Stadium. The veteran wide receiver ca... more

Philip Rivers went over 400 yards and the Chargers overcame a slow start in a 33-28 win over the Detroit Lions on Sunday. Here's what you need to know: 1. The Chargers wiped out a 21-3 deficit behind some Hall of Fame-level quarterback play from... more

The New York Jets began their season the right way on Sunday at the Meadowlands, overcoming a slow start -- and a surprise Johnny Manziel cameo -- in a 31-10 win over the Cleveland Browns. Here's what you need to know: 1. The Jets did something o... more

The Jets' rebuilt secondary already has been compromised. Cornerback Antonio Cromartie was carted off the field during the second quarter of the Jets' 31-10 win over the Cleveland Browns with a potentially serious knee injury. Cromartie suffered... more

Johnny Football is back ... sooner than expected. The Cleveland Browns quarterback was pressed into action after starter Josh McCown suffered a concussion in the first quarter of a 31-10 loss to the New York Jets on Sunday at MetLife Stadium.... more

Eli Manning got his wish. Manning signed a four-year contract extension with the New York Giants on Friday, Manning told NFL Media's Rhett Lewis. The deal, which is worth $84 million, is expected to include $65 million in guarantees and has a no-tr... more

DeMarco Murray has a message for LeSean McCoy: Let it go. McCoy -- who has morphed into a headline-generating machine since his offseason trade to the Buffalo Bills -- had this to say about his successor with the Eagles in an interview with GQ : "I... more

Arian Foster wishes he could be on the field with his teammates when the Texans open their regular season on Sunday against the Chiefs, but the star running back knows he has to listen to his body. "When you're dealing with muscle injuries they te... more

The NFL Films special Do Your Job: Bill Belichick and the 2014 New England Patriots begins with a slow-motion shot of Belichick stepping into team headquarters. The door closes behind The Hooded One, and suddenly, you -- the viewer -- are inside th... more

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll told reporters on Wednesday that holdout safety Kam Chancellor won't play in Sunday's season opener against the Rams. A short time later, Chancellor reached out to NFL Network's Dan Hellie to offer his opinion on the... more

The Washington Redskins remain in wait-and-see mode on Robert Griffin III. Redskins coach Jay Gruden told reporters on Wednesday he will wait until the written results on Griffin's latest neurological exam come back before making a decision on who... more

Rex Ryan is reaching into his bag of tricks with one of the best quarterbacks in football coming to town. The Bills coach used part of his meeting with the media on Wednesday as a rally cry for fans at Ralph Wilson Stadium to make life difficult f... more

The season finale of Hard Knocks can be a tough watch. High-profile names like J.J. Watt, Arian Foster and Vince Wilfork may provide the HBO series with necessary star power, but much of Hard Knocks ' emotional heft comes from the everymen who pop... more

The drama between the New York Giants and Jason Pierre-Paul is far from over. NFL Media's Aditi Kinkhabwala and Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday that Pierre-Paul -- who lost a finger and suffered other injuries in a fireworks accident on the weekend o... more

The Chicago Bears have reason to be optimistic about Alshon Jeffery. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday that Jeffery is "progressing well" in his recovery from a calf injury and the hope is that the wide receiver will be ready to play... more

Matt Cassel is back with the Buffalo Bills. The team announced Tuesday that Cassel has re-signed with the Bills, three days after the veteran quarterback was released. Contract terms were not disclosed, but it can be assumed Cassel took a pay cut... more

The St. Louis Rams didn't wait long to throw in the towel on Isaiah Battle. Battle, an offensive tackle taken in the fifth round of the NFL Supplemental Draft in July, was among 20 players waived by the Rams on Saturday as the team cut its roster t... more

The Arizona Cardinals have run out of patience in Logan Thomas. Thomas was one of the 19 players released by the Cardinals on Saturday as the team cut down its roster to 53 players ahead of Week 1. That decision comes one day after the Cardinals... more

Terrelle Pryor will stick around in Cleveland. Pryor, the quarterback turned wide receiver, was on the final 53-man roster released by the Browns on Saturday. The decision to keep Pryor was expected but still notable given the obstacles the form... more

Hakeem Nicks' NFL career is quickly becoming a nomadic journey. Nicks has been released by the Tennessee Titans, the team announced on Saturday. The release comes less than five months after Nicks signed a one-year deal with the Titans that include... more

The Chargers are making a change at place kicker. Nick Novak was released by San Diego on Saturday, meaning undrafted rookie Josh Lambo will assume kicking duties for the Bolts. Novak had been a steady performer since joining the Chargers in 201... more

The San Francisco 49ers have traded for additional depth along their offensive line. The Ravens announced on Saturday they have traded rookie center Nick Easton to the 49ers for a conditional seventh-round pick in the 2016 draft. Center is a pro... more

The New York Jets are saying goodbye to some veterans as they whittle their roster down to 53 players on Saturday. NFL Media's Albert Breer reported the Jets have released quarterback Matt Flynn and linebacker Jason Babin. NFL Media's Conor Orr rep... more

Sean Renfree has won the battle to backup Matt Ryan in 2015. The Falcons released both Rex Grossman and T.J. Yates on Friday, the team announced. Renfree, a former seventh-round pick out of Duke, will take over as Atlanta's No. 2, a position held... more

The San Francisco 49ers have thought twice about their union with Darnell Dockett. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Friday that Dockett has been released, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. The team later confirmed the ro... more

Bills Dolphins Jets Patriots Around The NFL's season preview goes to the AFC East. Change is a good thing Well, here's something that's different: The Patriots should have the greatest player in franchise history on the field nex... more

Bills Dolphins Jets Patriots Around The NFL's season preview goes to the AFC East. Change is a good thing Sometimes change is a product of fate. The Jets were ready to take another ride on the GenoCoaster until a sentient trivia... more

Bills Dolphins Jets Patriots Around The NFL's season preview goes to the AFC East. Change is a good thing AFC East, meet Ndamukong Suh. The Dolphins went all in this offseason, signing the former Detroit Lions star to the biggest... more

Bills Dolphins Jets Patriots Around The NFL's season preview goes to the AFC East. Change is a good thing These are not the same Bills we last saw in January. Rex Ryan has brought some charisma back to Orchard Park, and he's been... more

This hasn't gotten any easier for Bill O'Brien. O'Brien is now in his second year as Texans head coach, but the act of telling players they're not good enough to be on his team has yet to lose its edge. O'Brien spent his whole life trying to get th... more

The Tom Brady saga involving deflated footballs and the AFC Championship Game will continue -- at least until the end of this week and probably beyond that. Houston Texans owner Bob McNair believes the Patriots quarterback could have handled matters... more

The connection between London and the Jacksonville Jaguars has some legs. Jaguars owner Shad Khan said Tuesday that he'd like his team to play a home game at Wembley Stadium for years to come, possibly through 2030. "I'm optimistic that we'll hav... more

Life without Julius Thomas will continue for the Jacksonville Jaguars. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday that Thomas underwent a second opinion on his injured finger and will undergo surgery on Wednesday, according to a source informe... more

Jace Amaro's second season in the NFL is over before it began. Jets coach Todd Bowles announced Tuesday that Amaro, a second-round pick last year, has been placed on season-ending injured reserve due to a torn labrum. Amaro will need surgery to rep... more

This has been a summer of revitalization for Brian Cushing. Cushing exploded onto the scene in 2009, winning Defensive Rookie Of The Year honors and establishing himself as the Texans' biggest star on defense in a pre-J.J. Watt world. Second-team... more

August

If Trent Richardson has a redemption moment in the NFL, it won't come with the Oakland Raiders. Richardson was let go Tuesday as the Raiders got down to the 75-man limit. The former No. 3 overall pick's exit comes five months after he signed a two-... more

Julius Thomas could face an even longer absence from the Jacksonville Jaguars. Jaguars general manager Dave Caldwell confirmed an ESPN report that the high-priced tight end is expected to need surgery to repair a tendon in his finger and is expect... more

Today, we spell redemption R-O-S-E-N-B-E-R-G. Jane Rosenberg, the courtroom sketch artist who was buried with criticism over a Tom Brady rendering that turned the rakish Patriots star into nightmare fuel, displayed her latest illustration outside... more

The Washington Redskins have turned their season over to Kirk Cousins. The quarterback's former coach believes this to be a wise decision. Mike Shanahan, who coached the Redskins from 2010 to 2013, shared an extremely optimistic opinion on Cousins... more

If Saturday's preseason game against the Ravens truly acted as an audition for Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins, then he should be feeling pretty good about his chances right now. Cousins, starting in place of Robert Griffin III (concussion), play... more

Bills general manager Doug Whaley said earlier this month that his team was "almost in quarterback purgatory ." It didn't look that way on Saturday against the Steelers. Tyrod Taylor and EJ Manuel each delivered their best performances of the prese... more

The Atlanta Falcons and Julio Jones got it done. The team announced Saturday that Jones had signed a five-year contract extension. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported that the five-year deal is worth $71.25 million with $47 million in guarantee... more

The Washington Redskins are in the midst of another controversy surrounding Robert Griffin III. A closer look at the situation tells the story of organizational miscommunication -- both internally and externally. The Redskins announced Friday that... more

Do you see it? Way off in the horizon? It's real football that counts! Almost there. We've reached the third week of the preseason, or as it's alternately known, The Only Preseason Game Worth Attending If Your Dad's Work Buddy Offers Free Tickets.... more

Ryan Mallett was working with the Houston Texans' third-string offense on Friday, one day after the quarterback reportedly slept through practice . The embarrassing demotion is only temporary. Texans coach Bill O'Brien wasn't feeling too chatty abo... more

Andy Dalton has become a magnet for criticism in his NFL career -- the insults, doubts and punchlines increasing in pull toward the Bengals quarterback with each January failure. Dalton said Wednesday that he's aware of the constant stream of barbs... more

The Washington Redskins have lost Junior Galette before he played a meaningful snap for the team. Coach Jay Gruden confirmed the Redskins linebacker suffered a torn Achilles tendon in practice on Wednesday and will miss the year. NFL Media Insider... more

These things rarely transpire how you imagine. NFL teams protect their in-house business the way the United States government guards nuclear launch codes beneath the Pentagon. The only way you ever know how this business works is if you're in the... more

The Dallas Cowboys will have to go the rest of the way without cornerback Orlando Scandrick. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reports Scandrick tore his ACL and MCL in his right knee during practice on Thursday. He will miss the remainder of the 2015... more

We don't usually see a high-profile player land with a new team in the last week of August. But that's what happened twice in a span of two hours on Tuesday evening. We'll start in Denver, where Peyton Manning is no doubt sleeping better tonight. T... more

The waiting game is over for Michael Vick. The Pittsburgh Steelers announced Tuesday night that they have signed the veteran quarterback to a one-year contract. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reports Vick's deal is worth the league minimum, per a s... more

Evan Mathis finally has a new home and the Denver Broncos have added a potentially vital piece to their offensive line. The Broncos announced on Tuesday afternoon they have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with Mathis, a two-time Pro Bowl gua... more

Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. has a target on his back in more ways than one this season. Just ask teammate Victor Cruz. Cruz watched from the sidelines as Jaguars defenders took what Cruz believed to be cheap shots at the second-year phen... more

The Cincinnati Bengals have made a decision on the backup to Andy Dalton this season. The team announced Tuesday that quarterback Josh Johnson has been released. Johnson signed with the team in April and previously served as the team's No. 2 quarte... more

The Victor Cruz comeback train has come to a halt for the time being. The New York Giants wide receiver sat out another practice on Tuesday as the effects of a strained calf continue to linger. The injury kept Cruz out of two practices last week,... more

Bill Belichick turned 63 in April. Only Tom Coughlin and (surprise) Pete Carroll count as contemporary elders in the NFL. In a 2009 NFL Network special, Belichick said people didn't "have to worry about" him coaching into his 70s like Marv Levy, a... more

St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher announced Monday that rookie running back Todd Gurley has been cleared to practice with the team. Gurley has spent the offseason and training camp working his way back from surgery to repair a torn ACL. Gurley, the... more

The second week of the preseason wraps up on Monday night in Tampa, where the Buccaneers and Bengals will face off . Here's what to watch for: » Bucs coach Lovie Smith labeled Jameis Winston's preseason debut against the Vikings a "typical Jamei... more

Geno Smith is back at practice with the New York Jets. Smith was on the field in a red non-contact jersey on Monday, less than two weeks after he suffered a broken jaw as a result of a punch from former teammate IK Enemkpali. NJ.com reported that... more

The Washington Redskins have recently sent two of their tight ends to injured reserve. On Friday, they filled a void. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Friday that the Redskins have acquired tight end Derek Carrier from the San Francisco 49er... more

The San Diego Chargers aren't taking any chances with running back Melvin Gordon. NFL Media's Rand Getlin reported Friday that Gordon, who is nursing a minor ankle issue, is not expected to play in Saturday's preseason game against the Cardinals,... more

Here's something completely nuts. The people behind the venerable Madden video game franchise have released a faux trailer to celebrate the release of Madden NFL 16 . Again, it's pretty out there, so trying to describe the plot is kind of pointless... more

The Dallas Cowboys believe the running game will continue to thrive without DeMarco Murray. That will be difficult if the principals involved can't stay on the field. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported Thursday that Joseph Randle aggravated a... more

Lovie Smith is taking a more hands-on approach in what could be a make-or-break second season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Tampa Bay Times reported Thursday that Smith has decided to take over play-calling duties from defensive coordinator L... more

Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera lost his best wide receiver in an instant . Now comes the difficult challenge of moving on. "We had an unfortunate situation yesterday with Kelvin (Benjamin). He'll get taken care of, he'll have his surgery and... more

In the latest episode of Hard Knocks , Texans coach Bill O'Brien approaches Jadeveon Clowney after a high-energy individual practice session and makes a statement that doesn't even require a response. "You gotta be sick of doing this s---," the co... more

Nightmare became reality for the Panthers on Wednesday with news that No. 1 wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin is done for the season with a torn ACL . With Benjamin headed to injured reserve, the Panthers could look to sign a veteran receiver. Let's ta... more

Hard Knocks has itself a proper villain. His name is Brian Cushing and he spent the majority of screen time in Tuesday's episode acting like the antagonist in a 80s teen comedy. Cushing is Billy Zabka , 31 gallons of sentient testosterone intent o... more

Robert Griffin III found himself in a familiar place Tuesday -- the center of a NFL news cycle maelstrom over something he said. The Washington Redskins quarterback told a local news affiliate on Sunday that he feels he can be "the best quarterback... more

The San Francisco 49ers shared some news on Tuesday they'd long expected: They will begin a new season without wide receiver Jerome Simpson. The team announced that the NFL has suspended Simpson six games for violating the league's policy and progr... more

The Baltimore Ravens are keeping the caution lights flashing when it comes to Dennis Pitta. Ravens coach John Harbaugh announced Tuesday that Pitta will begin the regular season on the physically unable to perform list. The designation means the ve... more

The San Francisco 49ers and New England Patriots have pulled off the compelling and elusive training camp trade. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reports that the 49ers have sent tight end Asante Cleveland to the Patriots in exchange for offensive li... more

The Kansas City Chiefs will have to make do for the time being without left tackle Eric Fisher. The team announced Tuesday that Fisher has been diagnosed with a high-ankle sprain, an injury suffered during practice on Monday. A source told ESPN's E... more

Victor Cruz says he's all the way back. The New York Giants wide receiver avoided the PUP list to start training camp, but his practice workload was closely monitored as he continued recovery from surgery to repair a torn patellar tendon in his kne... more

Philip Rivers signed a contract extension over the weekend, all but ending speculation that he could end his career with a team other than the Chargers. Uncertainty defined Rivers' offseason from afar, with talk of the quarterback being unhappy wi... more

Robert Griffin III is at a crossroads as he enters his fourth season in the NFL. Many believe the Griffin who stormed the NFL as a rookie is gone forever; a serious knee injury and two years of struggles derailing a hugely promising career. But Gri... more

C.J. Spiller is headed to the shelf for the New Orleans Saints. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Saturday that Spiller underwent arthroscopic surgery on his knee Friday, according to sources informed of his situation. One source described it... more

The Washington Redskins are down another tight end. Redskins coach Jay Gruden announced Saturday that tight end Logan Paulsen will have surgery Monday to repair a turf toe condition. He is out for the year. Paulsen suffered the injury in practice... more

Julius Thomas wasn't the only key member of the Jaguars to sustain a significant hand injury on Friday. Jaguars coach Gus Bradley announced Saturday that strong safety Johnathan Cyprien will miss the rest of the preseason after sustaining a fractu... more

The New England Patriots and "inside access" aren't typical bedfellows. When the curtain gets pulled back on Patriot Way, it's well worth the peek. That opportunity arrives on Sept. 9 at 8 p.m. ET, when NFL Network premieres Do Your Job: Bill Belic... more

So much for Kevin White's optimism about a return to the field. Chicago Bears general manager Ryan Pace announced Saturday that White -- the seventh overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft -- has a stress fracture in his shin that will require surgery.... more

The Browns hope this will be the season Justin Gilbert shows why he was deserving of his selection in the first round of the 2014 draft. Thursday's preseason opener wasn't the greatest of indicators. Pressed into a big role due to injuries to Joe H... more

Chicago Bears rookie wide receiver Kevin White says he's ready to return to action. All he needs is the green light from his employer. "If it was up to me, I would be out there. I want to be practicing tomorrow," White said Friday, according to the... more

Jimmy Garoppolo's preseason debut on Thursday wasn't what you would consider a resounding success. The quarterback -- who could start the first four games of the Patriots' season if Tom Brady's suspension holds -- took seven sacks, averaged just 5... more

Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota made his pro debut Friday in Atlanta, piloting three possessions that were sometimes impressive, sometimes calamitous, but never boring. Much has been made of Mariota's interception-free training camp. Th... more

Rex Ryan saw last year what the rest of us did: The curious inaction of the Jets' front office doomed him in his final season in Gotham. The new Bills coach spoke frankly about the end of his six-year run with the Jets in an interview to air next w... more

NaVorro Bowman knows he's not back to being NaVorro Bowman again. But he continues to head in the right direction. The 49ers' three-time All-Pro linebacker hasn't played a down since suffering a devastating knee injury in the 2013 NFC Championship... more

The preseason is here. Thank God. We needed something new to complain about. Let's dig back into the mailbag. Thanks to everyone who sent in questions. Let's get to it. @DanHanzus More disappointing Season? 2015 Jets or Season 2 of True Detect... more

Todd Gurley won't play a snap this preseason. Don't expect to see him on the field in Week 1, either. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport wrote in a dispatch from Rams camp on Tuesday that the team expects their first-round pick to miss the "first coup... more

Rex Ryan hasn't spoken to IK Enemkpali since the linebacker busted Geno Smith's jaw with a sucker punch on Tuesday morning. That didn't stop the Bills coach from handing out a second chance to one of his former players. The Bills claimed Enemkpali... more

So yeah, it looks like the U.S. District Court in New York that serves as the setting for Tom Brady's suspension appeal got stuck with the backup sketch artist on Wednesday. Brady, well known as a photogenic and beloved professional quarterback, ha... more

Even the most wild-eyed Tom Brady detractor has to feel for the guy when it comes to the public unveiling of his emails. It's a fairly intense private intrusion and a stunning indicator of the pure bloat of the Deflategate saga. That didn't stop us... more

The newest season of Hard Knocks starts with a bang. Well, actually a Bill. "Let's be honest with each other," Texans coach Bill O'Brien says to his coaches on the eve of training camp. "This place has no respect in the league, just so you guys ar... more

Todd Bowles is dealing with a minor organizational calamity . When your starting quarterback gets his jaw busted in a locker room fight, the head coach has serious work to do . After Tuesday's practice -- the first without an injured Geno Smith --... more

If we were to label the level of Jets turbulence this summer, we'd go with the type in which strangers are holding hands, the flight attendants are sobbing and prayers of all faiths echo throughout the cabin. Welcome to the weird, wild and sometime... more

Steve Smith will walk away from the game after this season, leaving behind a legacy as one of the most ferocious competitors of his generation. Don't expect the Baltimore Ravens wide receiver to go soft during a 2015 campaign that will act as his... more

Sam Bradford is off to a promising start with the Philadelphia Eagles. The veteran quarterback, coming off back-to-back anterior cruciate ligament tears, has taken every rep at training camp and appears in great position to be under center come Week... more

Andrew Luck is taking full advantage of that Stanford education. The Indianapolis Colts quarterback returned to his alma mater in the offseason to test out a new virtual reality software created by former Stanford kicker Derek Belch. The software,... more

History will remember January's AFC Championship Game as the event that birthed "Deflategate." What's been largely lost in the shuffle was the game itself -- a complete Colts pasting at the hands of the eventual Super Bowl champion Patriots. Chuck... more

Every training camp in the NFL features some fighting. But not every training camp fight features a franchise quarterback at the center of the storm. That's what happened Monday at Carolina Panthers camp, where Cam Newton and cornerback Josh Norman... more

Hard Knocks is almost here. The 10th season of the groundbreaking documentary series will kick off Tuesday at 10 p.m. ET with the first of five episodes on HBO. There are no shortage of compelling storylines to follow with this year's subject, the... more

The Washington Redskins believe Jordan Reed can be a star. He'll have to stay on the field for that to happen. Reed missed 12 games in his first two seasons due to quad, hamstring and head injuries. This season got off to a foreboding start when he... more

Jim Tomsula received the opportunity of a lifetime when he was promoted to the head-coach position of the 49ers. But this isn't your daddy's Niners. It's not even Jim Harbaugh's. Friday morning brought yet another stomach punch for Tomsula's team.... more

Jay Cutler finally did it: He lost the benefit of the doubt. Six years have passed since Cutler joined the Bears in 2009. In all that time, there were two things you could always count on during the summer: 1) a really bad Adam Sandler movie and 2)... more

So far, so good for Sam Bradford. The Eagles quarterback is in unchartered territory as he attempts his comeback from back-to-back tears of his anterior cruciate ligament. He opened camp working with the first-team offense and -- to this point --... more

Things are different in Buffalo with Rex Ryan running the show. To wit: On Thursday, the loquacious head coach took to the podium at Bills camp and proceeded to eat two dog biscuits. This kind of stuff wasn't happening when Doug Marrone was in town... more

Trent Richardson is ready to go. The Raiders announced Thursday that the veteran running back has returned to practice with the team. He started training camp on the non-football injury list. Richardson had been forced to miss practice because o... more

Jerry Jones has spent the spring and summer talking up Darren McFadden and Joseph Randle as dynamic running backs who possess the ability to adequately replace DeMarco Murray. Sometimes it feels like the outspoken owner is trying to convince himself.... more

The Arizona Cardinals likely will begin a new season without wide receiver Michael Floyd. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reports Floyd dislocated three fingers on his left hand during practice Wednesday, according to a source close to the situation... more

Percy Harvin is on his fourth team in the NFL. That's quite a passport for a talented playmaker who's still just 27 years old. Harvin signed with the Bills this spring after splitting last season between the Seahawks and Jets. On Wednesday's editio... more

NFL camps are open and Ray Rice remains without a job. It's now safe to wonder if the former Ravens star will ever get a chance to rebuild a career reduced to rubble following a domestic violence incident that rocked the NFL. Rice hasn't given up.... more

Robert Griffin III has entered a make-or-break year with the Washington Redskins. The former second-overall pick struggled to adjust as a more traditional pocket passer in his first year under Jay Gruden, and his coach isn't changing the gameplan n... more

The Houston Texans must again prepare for life without Arian Foster. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday, per a source informed of the situation, that Foster suffered a major groin injury during practice on Monday night that will likely... more

Hakeem Nicks might be the only wide receiver who will ever say playing on the same team as Andrew Luck was detrimental to his production. Nicks is in training camp with the Titans this summer after a disappointing season in Indianapolis. Nicks neve... more

Star Lotulelei is having more issues with his troublesome right foot. The Carolina Panthers defensive tackle was carted off the field Monday after injuring his foot during practice. Lotulelei had surgery in the offseason after injuring the foot dur... more

DeSean Jackson believes in himself. Let there be no doubt. "I don't think no one can guard me," Jackson told reporters on Monday at training camp, via ESPN.com . "It's how I feel about myself. I don't feel no one can stop me. You can get Darrelle R... more

Haloti Ngata will not be on the field when the Detroit Lions begin training camp. The team announced Monday that the veteran defensive tackle, acquired in an offseason trade with the Ravens, has been placed on the active/non-football injury (NFI) l... more

July

Sometimes it feels like Jimmy Garoppolo was created in a lab on Patriot Way, his particular quarterback model built to facilitate the absolute minimum level of media attention. To take this a bit further (while using a dated pop-culture analogy): T... more

We don't have to tell you that Jets fans are enjoying the deflating drama that's enveloped the Patriots this offseason. Such is the way of a (mostly one-sided) border war that's carried on -- with intermittent breaks -- for close to 20 years. The l... more

Just when you thought Robert Kraft was out, they pulled him back in. The Patriots owner returned to the front lines of the "Deflategate" saga on Wednesday, sounding like a man who had been blindsided by the NFL's decision to uphold Tom Brady's four... more

Ladies and gentlemen, Tim Tebow's idea of a hammock. .@TimTebow finishing the summer strong @pep_az . Great work! #relentless pic.twitter.com/80DJ2x0z5e â?? PEP (@pep_az) July 27, 2015 Tebow -- who will spend the rest of summer trying to hol... more

Eric Berry was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma last December. On Wednesday, he was on the practice field for the Kansas City Chiefs. Berry's comeback story is something to savor while off-the-field drama dogs the NFL. On Wednesday, he spoke to... more

Adrian Peterson is working his way back into playing shape. The Vikings star is taking part in his first team practices since last September. He acknowledged to NFL Network's Marshall Faulk that the initial practices presented some physical challe... more

The New York Giants are expressing public frustration with Jason Pierre-Paul in the wake of his fireworks accident . The defensive end, who suffered multiple thumb fractures and lost his right ring finger below the knuckle as a result of the accid... more

Junior Galette isn't the only former Saints starter on defense to lose his job this week. The Saints announced Tuesday that they have released defensive tackle Brodrick Bunkley on a failed physical designation. Bunkley started 11 games for New Or... more

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell upheld Tom Brady's four-game suspension on Tuesday. What's next for the embattled Patriots quarterback? Consider it a surprise if Brady backs down now. The NFL Players Association announced it will appeal the decisio... more

Lamar Miller played the best football of his life in 2014, setting career highs in rushing yards, yards per carry and touchdowns. The biggest question that came out of this breakout performance was why he didn't see the ball more. Miller never had... more

The New York Jets will have one of their best players in the building when they kick off training camp on Wednesday. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday that Muhammad Wilkerson will report to camp on time, according to a source who... more

LeSean McCoy's ladies-only party was scheduled for Sunday night. We're not sure if it happened, or if the Bills running back loosened the strict parameters of the guest list. But he did have some fun with the mini-controversy. In an Instagram post... more

The New Orleans Saints stunned the football world last week when it was learned they planned to release linebacker Junior Galette, a team captain who had signed a $41 million extension with the team months earlier. In truth, the two sides had been... more

Joe Philbin is in territory not often traversed by NFL head coaches. He has yet to post a winning season with the Dolphins, but he's back for his fourth season with the team. That's an impressive bit of patience by the front office. Or, if you're n... more

Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti has issued a statement denying a report he has exerted any pressure on NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to uphold the four-game suspension of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. ESPN's Sal Paolantonio told a San Die... more

The Minnesota Vikings have locked up Blair Walsh. The team announced Sunday it has signed the place kicker to a contract extension. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reports it's a four-year extension worth up to $14 million with $5.25 million guarant... more

The Pittsburgh Steelers put up the best offensive numbers in their storied history last season. Ben Roethlisberger thinks the 2015 team can be better. The Steelers set team record in points, first downs, and yards per game, powered by the superstar... more

The Indianapolis Colts have moved on from Gosder Cherilus. The team announced Sunday that it has released the right tackle, who struggled with injuries and consistency in two years with Indianapolis. The Colts made Cherilus the highest-paid right... more

Most of a full season away from the game hasn't lowered Adrian Peterson's ambitions any. The Vikings running back reported to training camp on Saturday , receiving the rock-star treatment from fans happy to have the former MVP back in the mix. Pete... more

Dez Bryant and Demaryius Thomas got paid. A.J. Green feels like he's now at the front of the line to join his star contemporaries. Both Bryant and Thomas signed five-year, $70 million extensions last week, clearly defining the market for superstar... more

Le'Veon Bell reported to Steelers camp on Saturday with a dark cloud over his head in the form of a three-game suspension . The star running back, who is fighting the suspension, told reporters he's yet to receive a hearing date for the appeal. "... more

Adrian Peterson arrived at Minnesota State University on Saturday for the start of Vikings training camp. It didn't take long to know Vikings fans remained in support of their star running back. Peterson was greeted with chants of "AP" and "M-V-P"... more

Mike Holmgren will be in New Zealand next March as a coach of the Southern Bowl, which will rightfully plant its flag as the first American football event to be played in the Southern Hemisphere. Former Super Bowl-winning coaches wouldn't typically... more

Ricardo Lockette was involved in one of the most famous plays in NFL history. That's not a good thing in his case. Lockette was the intended receiver on the Russell Wilson pass that was intercepted at the goal line by Patriots cornerback Malcolm Bu... more

Back in April , the wretched creep of American litigation -- or at least the potential of it -- led to the premature demise of the popular and successful Sub Rob Lowe ad campaign by DirecTV. Our televisions will never again be graced with our fav... more

While the Patriots wait for news on that Brady guy, they got some business done with their punter. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Saturday that Ryan Allen has signed a three-year extension that takes him through the 2018 season. Allen, a... more

Rest easy, Panthers Nation: Kelvin Benjamin has won his offseason battle of the bulge. The second-year wide receiver told reporters at his inaugural football camp that he's feeling healthy and in good physical condition with the opening of training... more

The Pittsburgh Steelers took care of business with their head coach this week. Now they've done the same for their general manager. The team announced Saturday that GM Kevin Colbert has signed a contract extension that will take him through the 20... more

The Arizona Cardinals have added another nice option on offense for Carson Palmer. The team announced Friday that tight end Jermaine Gresham has agreed to a one-year deal. The former first-round pick spent the first five years of his NFL career wi... more

Josh Freeman's fresh start with the Miami Dolphins didn't make it to training camp. The Dolphins announced Friday that the veteran quarterback has been released. Freeman spent less than three months with the team. Freeman's arrival in Miami came... more

Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback C.J. Wilson will take a hiatus from football -- one that could be permanent -- following a fireworks accident that led the loss of two fingers. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Friday that Wilson is "stepping... more

LeSean McCoy just wanted to have a party. He may still have one. But he'll have to take another pass at the invitation. On Thursday afternoon, the Bills running back posted an image on his Instagram page promoting a "private event celebration" on S... more

How could it be anybody else? For the past two weeks, we've counted down the NFL teams and fan bases that have suffered the most through the years. Deciding where to slot each of the damned in the "top seven" was a difficult process (a process, it... more

Same old Jets. Seasons come and seasons go. As do players, coaches, owners, stadiums and Fireman Ed. Everything changes. Everything, except the Jets. For the past 45 years, they've remained the one New York team you can trust above all others to br... more

On Jan. 20, 1991, the Buffalo Bills dropped a 51-3 bomb on the Los Angeles Raiders to become AFC champions. The Bills would go on to successfully defend that conference title in the three seasons that followed. It remains a remarkable achievement --... more

Lions fans are still waiting. The Super Bowl will celebrate its 50th anniversary next February, and you can safely assume the NFL will go all out to honor America's grand sporting spectacle. If history is any indication, the league's Detroit franch... more

The Minnesota Vikings are a franchise committed to family: They have pain to share for all generations. For decades, they've bonded the people of the Upper Midwest with their ability to lift you up, then throw you down like a Prince thunder jam from... more

The Bengals are the NFL's Kings of What Might Have Been. With some better decisions, improved timing, maybe just a pinch of luck, they could be seen as one of the NFL's most successful organizations. Think about that. The Bengals . But each time th... more

Where were you the last time the Kansas City Chiefs won a playoff game? That would be Jan. 16, 1994, when 37-year-old Joe Montana led K.C. to a comeback win over the Houston Oilers at the Astrodome. Me? I was probably taping Ace of Base singles off Z... more

Are you still going to the gym today? I bet you're talking yourself out of it right now. You've probably already committed to that work happy hour. Be honest. I'm totally right! You are going to that happy hour. That's cool. It's Friday. It's be... more

Haloti Ngata played on some very good defenses during his time in Baltimore. But none of those units, according to Ngata, are as good as the collective he joins in Detroit. "It's exciting, man," he said, via the Detroit Free Press . "I've never bee... more

Greg Hardy will make his debut for the Dallas Cowboys sooner than expected. Arbitrator Harold Henderson has upheld Hardy's suspension for conduct detrimental to the league, but has reduced the ban from 10 to four games, the NFL announced on Friday.... more

I've never met anyone who has self-identified as a Big Brother fan. That's not to say there aren't people watching Big Brother . The CBS reality show is in its 17th season after all, and a cursory glance at the ratings reveals timeslot victories a... more

The San Francisco 49ers took a chance on Marcus Lattimore. The running back's college career at South Carolina ended with a knee injury so serious that he nearly lost his leg. But the Niners still used a fourth-round pick on Lattimore in the 2013 d... more

Another historic season by J.J. Watt wasn't enough to land MVP honors, but it did earn him the top spot in the Top 100 Players of 2015 countdown. The Texans' star was unveiled Wednesday night as the No. 1 player on the list, finishing ahead of Pac... more

ROSENTHAL HANZUS SESSLER WESSELING PATRA ORR Wednesday night marks the end of our journey on the NFL Network's The Top 100 Players of 2015 countdown as players 10 through 1 will be revealed starting at 8 p.m. ET. We at Around T... more

The football world scratched its collective head in late February when the trailer for Family First: The Marshawn Lynch Story landed on the Internet like a surprise gift from the Unintentional Comedy Gods. Shot in Oakland and starring Lynch, Famil... more

Some troubling news on New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reports that Pierre-Paul suffered a hand injury Saturday night while attempting to light fireworks that required hospitalization, according to tw... more

As the Raiders continue to develop a player they hope becomes a franchise cornerstone in Derek Carr, it's vital that the players in front of the quarterback do their part. New Raiders offensive line coach Mike Tice believes in his guys. "I'm pret... more

ESPN The Magazine will soon roll out their annual Everybody Get Naked! edition -- better known as The Body Issue. One of the famous athletes who agreed to strip down for the sake of art and commerce is Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. In the... more

Fax machines aside , Elvis Dumervil has enjoyed an NFL career that has been both productive and relatively low-key. The Ravens defensive end will enter a new season just 10 sacks shy of 100 for his career. During the offseason program, Dumervil kep... more

We have a new biggest name in a rash of suspension announcements on the eve of the holiday weekend. The San Diego Chargers announced Thursday that tight end Antonio Gates has been suspended four games without pay for violating the NFL Policy and Pr... more

The New York Jets will begin the regular season without one of their most important players. The NFL announced Thursday that defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson has been suspended without pay for the first four games of the 2015 regular season for... more

A.J. Green is the best wide receiver on the Bengals roster. But let's not sleep on Mohamed Sanu as perhaps the team's best all-around athlete. We've already seen in game action that Sanu is a skilled thrower of the football. In his three NFL season... more

June

Dan Hanzus answers questions from you, the reader, in the latest edition of the Around The NFL Mailbag. Thanks to everyone who sent in a query. May you all enjoy an endless Summer of Gronk, whether it be in this life or the next. How much pressure... more

It would be an understatement to say Steve Weatherford is walking back his recent comments about the Eagles. More accurately, the Giants punter has turned around and broken into a full sprint. Weatherford, clearly caught off-guard by the reaction... more

The month-long or so period that follows mandatory team minicamps serves as the equivalent of summer vacation for NFL players. Exotic trips are taken, time with the family and loved ones is spent. We don't get to see what these players are up to, a... more

Johnny Manziel's starting debut in the NFL is not one for the personal scrapbook. The rookie looked overwhelmed against the Bengals, throwing for just 80 yards with two interceptions in a 30-0 home loss that sent Cleveland's season spiraling into t... more

Dez Bryant isn't the only one who can play the contract posturing game. Seahawks defensive lineman Michael Bennett , who lives in Honolulu during the offseason, told local station KHON that he may be open to missing the start of training camp if h... more

Each Sunday during the NFL season, J.J. Watt does things that would seem to be impossible for a man his size. Take that awe and multiply it by two when you see the Texans star on skates. The reigning Defensive Player of the Year showcased his hocke... more

Eli Manning's agent knows his client is going to get paid. History tells us so. The Giants quarterback is entering the final year of the seven-year extension signed prior to the start of the 2009 season. A new deal doesn't appear imminent, but ther... more

Leave it to the punter to stir up some NFC East drama during the league's dead season. Giants punter Steve Weatherford had some interesting opinions to share about the Eagles' quarterback room during a radio appearance on WFAN's Boomer and Carton S... more

It was one year ago yesterday that Drew Brees looked at the Saints' roster and said, "Why not the New Orleans Saints? Tell me why we can't win the championship." The Saints did not win the championship. They didn't even make the playoffs, as crumbl... more

NFL Network continued "The Top 100 Players 2015" countdown on Wednesday, revealing players 30 through 21 on the list. Our five takeaways from the latest episode: 1. Drew Brees drops 24 spots from last year, coming in at No. 30. It's a fair slide f... more

What is a superstar? The term is thrown around often in sports, but its true definition is -- to quote the great Michael Scott -- a bit neb-u-lous. Here's our interpretation: A superstar is a transcendent, Hall of Fame-level talent. He is a mons... more

The Bengals are excited about their offense this season, and the return of Marvin Jones and Tyler Eifert are major reasons why. Jones missed all of last season due to foot and ankle troubles. Eifert's season lasted just one week before a dislocated... more

Chris Matthews was almost an underdog hero for the ages in Super Bowl XLIX. The former CFL wide receiver had never caught an NFL pass before finishing with four receptions for 109 yards and a touchdown against the Patriots. Had Malcolm Butler not... more

Panthers coach Ron Rivera said at minicamp this week that Cam Newton had the finest practice of his career on Wednesday. Rivera praised changes in Newton's footwork that have led to better throws. With a career completion percentage hovering aroun... more

The Patriots have reached a deal with their first-round pick. Defensive tackle Malcom Brown, the 32nd overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, has agreed to terms on a four-year contract with the Patriots, the team announced on Friday. The former... more

Once upon a time, teams were afraid to be struck down by the famed "SI Curse." Today, the kiss of death comes by way of the dreaded reference to a "Dream Team." New Jets cornerback Buster Skrine didn't go full D--- T--- during conversation with SI.... more

The Houston Texans like their cornerbacks and they're not letting them get away. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday that the Texans have signed Johnathan Joseph to a three-year, $22 extension with $11.5 million guaranteed. John McCl... more

Dez Bryant is back on the scene for the Dallas Cowboys. The star wide receiver, who has sat out the Cowboys' offseason program due to a contract dispute, was with teammates at AT&T Stadium for the final practice before the start of training camp.... more

As Doug Martin fights to get back to the heights of his rookie year, he continues to run away from that unique nickname. You know the one. "The name 'Muscle Hamster' is the worst nickname possibly ever given to somebody," Martin told USA Today at... more

We've reached mid-June and Michael Vick is still without a job. On Tuesday's edition of NFL Total Access , the veteran quarterback made his pitch to general managers. "(I'm) a proven winner. I think that I've done a lot throughout the course of my... more

Richie Incognito knows there might be no second chance in his NFL career if not for Rex Ryan. He plans to reward Ryan and the Buffalo Bills for allowing him to return to the game he loves. "They're going to get every ounce of effort I have," Incogn... more

Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz said during OTAs that he was 80 percent recovered from the torn patellar injury that ended his 2014 season. On Tuesday, he updated his status and spoke optimistically about what's next. "I'm 81 percent now," he said... more

Before the San Francisco 49ers try to figure out a way to beat the 12 teams on their schedule, they'll try to beat the millennials. More accurately, the Niners want to join them. Millennial is a term that generally describes the 18-to-34 age... more

Sam Bradford has yet to participate to 11-on-11 drills at Eagles minicamp. Should this be taken as a sign that the quarterback's recovery from knee surgery has not progressed as quickly as expected? Bradford did his best to downplay his absence and... more

Nick Foles has yet to take a snap for the Rams, but the team is ready to do business with their new quarterback. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported on Monday's edition of NFL Total Access that the Rams have made it an offseason priority to lo... more

The Atlanta Falcons are moving on from one their former first-round picks, while another longtime lineman for the team is calling it quits. The Falcons announced Monday that they have released tackle Sam Baker, who started 61 games in six seasons w... more

Jason Campbell is ready to call it a career. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that Campbell plans to retire after 10 seasons in the league. Rapoport added that the decision is not official, but that is the plan as training camps appro... more

By any measure, a season in which a running back gains over 1,300 yards from scrimmage and scores 14 touchdowns in 15 games should be considered a success. Jamaal Charles wouldn't necessarily agree. The Chiefs star put those numbers up in 2014, but... more

The good news: No NFL cornerback has publicly challenged Richard Sherman in the last 72 hours. The bad news: This changes if you open up the field to decorated NASCAR drivers. Our latest adventure in Sherman Baiting began innocently enough. On Frid... more

The Falcons didn't get much from their run game in 2014, a recurring storyline for the franchise in recent seasons. Atlanta wants to change that under new offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan. "I just don't think we're going to go out there and thro... more

James Harrison finds himself in a much different position than a year ago. Last spring, the former All-Pro linebacker didn't have a job and the phone wasn't ringing. When he was still unattached to a team by Week 1, he thought his NFL career was ov... more

Colts owner Jim Irsay said last week the team hoped to sign wide receiver T.Y. Hilton to a new contract "sooner rather than later." Hilton -- who's about to enter the final year of his rookie deal -- kept things simple while discussing his Colts f... more

The New York Jets hope Stevan Ridley will be a key part of their backfield in 2015. For now, both player and team must practice patience as Ridley works his way back from reconstructive knee surgery. Ridley didn't participate in any practice du... more

Teams usually go in one of two directions after a loss as devastating as what happened to the Packers in January's NFC Championship Game: You learn from it and get better or you crumble and fade away. Aaron Rodgers is the single-biggest reason why... more

Malcolm Butler might be a Super Bowl hero, but he's not above the Patriots' strict rules on punctuality. NFL Media's Albert Breer reported Wednesday that Butler was late for the first practice of OTAs last month after a flight cancellation led... more

Lions running back Joique Bell hasn't seen the field during OTAs as he recovers from offseason surgery on his knee and Achilles. Bell is scheduled to be ready for the start of training camp, but offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi worries the la... more

A.J. Francis hopes to be a member of the Miami Dolphins come Week 1 in January. His backup plan for employment lies behind the wheel of a Dodge Charger. While Francis awaits the return of NFL paychecks in July, he has taken up a second job as an Ub... more

Add Joe Flacco to the list of high-profile quarterbacks who believe they can play into their fourth decade. Like Tom Brady and Drew Brees before him, Flacco told ESPN.com that his body feels strong at age 30, and he can envision playing as a... more

If the Giants could keep Odell Beckham Jr. in bubble-wrapped storage until September, a Big Blue intern would be buying the supplies for the job right now. NFL Media's Kimberly Jones reported on Monday from Giants OTAs that Beckham continues to si... more

The New York Giants will remain patient with Odell Beckham Jr. NFL Media's Kimberly Jones reported Monday that the star second-year wide receiver was not on the field with teammates as the Giants began their third week of organized team activities.... more

The Lions will become the next team to take a look at running backs Ben Tate and Daniel Thomas. ESPN reported Monday that Tate is scheduled to fly to Detroit to work out for the team on Tuesday, according to a source. Meanwhile the National Footba... more

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are scheming up ways to get the most out of Vincent Jackson this year. The veteran wide receiver put up another strong statistical season in 2014 despite playing on one of the worst offenses in the league. Jackson is in... more

The days continue to fall off the calendar and Michael Vick remains unattached to an NFL team. Could this be the end? Vick has never had a problem finding a job in the past, but things are different following a shaky one-year engagement with the Je... more

Derek Carr is making progress as he works his way back from a finger injury. NFL Media's Steve Wyche was at Raiders minicamp Tuesday and reported that Carr was a full participant, working through all individual and team drills with the first-team... more

The Dallas Cowboys are leaning on technology in an effort to enhance their preparation this season. Tech blog re/Code reported Sunday that the Cowboys have acquired the services of StriVR Labs, a company that works in the field of virtual reality... more

Dri Archer is ready to try again in 2015. The Steelers believed they landed a playmaker last spring when they used a third-round pick on Archer, the fastest player in his draft class. But Archer struggled to find a niche, managing just 63 yards rus... more

The NBA Finals begin tonight in Oakland, where LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers visit Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors in the first game of a best-of-seven series. The Raiders took this opportunity to wish their Bay Area brethren... more

A health condition had ended Rams rookie wideout Bud Sasser's stint in St. Louis. Sasser, a sixth-round pick in the 2015 draft, was waived with a non-football injury designation by the Rams on Thursday. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported... more

Mike Zimmer said last week that Adrian Peterson had two choices: Play for the Vikings in 2015 or don't play at all. Such is the game of leverage, in which Zimmer and the Vikes had plenty and Peterson has just about none. After months of posturing,... more

The NFL may have moved on from Wes Welker, but Wes Welker isn't ready to move on from the NFL. The veteran wide receiver, who hasn't found a new job after the Broncos opted not to re-sign him, spoke of his desire to return for an 12th season during... more

Let's face it: We were overdue for more cornerback-on-cornerback crime. Antonio Cromartie has arrived to snap the dry spell. Cromartie, recently reunited with Darrelle Revis in a revamped Jets secondary, still feels that Revis should be seen as the... more

Sam Bradford has taken another step forward in his recovery from knee surgery. NFL Media's Albert Breer reported Tuesday that Bradford split first-team reps with Mark Sanchez in 7-on-7 drills during the Eagles' latest round of OTAs. Matt Barkley an... more

Shane Ray and the Denver Broncos have reached a deal. The team announced Monday that Ray, the team's first-round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, signed his rookie deal. Terms of the contract have not been disclosed. The signing happened on the day Ra... more

Robert Mathis is determined to make a timely return to the Colts' lineup. The veteran outside linebacker told a local television station he intends to be back on the field by the first month of the 2015 season. "I said it. I meant it. I'll be bac... more

Jordan Reed's injury issues continue. Redskins coach Jay Gruden told reporters on Monday that the third-year tight end had a "little procedure" on his knee, according to ESPN.com . Gruden said Reed will be ready for the start of training camp.... more

Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers are on the verge of some serious business. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that Newton and the Panthers are close to agreeing on a long-term deal that would keep him under team control through the... more

May

Hard Knocks is coming to Houston. The Texans announced Wednesday that they will take part in the 10th season of the acclaimed HBO documentary series that offers an inside look at NFL training camp. The season premieres Aug. 11. The Texans are th... more

Jordan Reed's NFL career has been marked by great potential and injury issues. The latter made another appearance on Tuesday. Reed was not on the field with teammates on the opening day of the second phase of OTAs. After practice, Redskins coach Ja... more

Eric Weddle wants to get paid by the Chargers. He will continue to make himself scarce until that happens. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that the Pro Bowl safety will not take part in San Diego's second round of OTAs. Weddle a... more

Jim Schwartz has landed another job in the NFL, but it won't be as a coach. Schwartz will serve as a consultant to the league's officiating department for the 2015 season, a league official confirmed with NFL Media on Monday. Fox Sports reported th... more

Things change fast in the NFL. Just ask Dee Milliner. A year ago, Milliner was entrenched atop the Jets depth chart and telling the media he was the best cornerback in the NFL . One torn Achilles tendon and an offseason of heavy Jets spending later... more

Broncos coach Gary Kubiak is preparing for changes in the wake of the NFL's new extra point and two-point conversion rules. Last week, owners approved the Competition Committee's proposal to move the extra point to the 15-yard line after decad... more

The Miami Dolphins were forced to navigate the second half of last season without left tackle Branden Albert. The team remains hopeful they'll have Albert back for the start of a new campaign. Dolphins general manager Dennis Hickey said on SiriusXM... more

Michael Sam will continue his career in professional football, but it won't be in the NFL. The Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League announced Friday that they have signed Sam to a two-year deal. Sam spent parts of last season with th... more

The Dallas Cowboys and Orlando Scandrick are in harmony. Scandrick signed a one-year contract extension Friday, the Cowboys announced. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported that the extension is valued at $9.5 million, according to a source... more

David Letterman ended his iconic run on late night Wednesday, hosting the final Late Show after 33 years in front of cameras on NBC and CBS. In his final Top 10 segment -- a longtime staple of the show -- Letterman invited 10 celebrities on stage... more

Two NFL South quarterbacks make an appearance in the latest edition of The Top 100 Players 2015 countdown on NFL Network. Players 80 through 71 were revealed on Wednesday night, with Cam Newton landing at No. 73, a steep 49-spot drop from his No.... more

Darrelle Revis won a Super Bowl with Tom Brady, but he's not going to let his former teammate off the hook on the subject of the Patriots' ball deflation scandal. "Everybody's blowing it up because it is Tom Brady," Revis told the New York Daily Ne... more

The Chargers are one of three NFL teams being connected to a move to Los Angeles in the near future. One of the franchise's greatest players doesn't believe the team will head up the coast. LaDainian Tomlinson, the Chargers' all-time leading rusher... more

Los Angeles has emerged as a contender to once again host the Super Bowl. The NFL announced Wednesday that L.A. is eligible as a potential Super Bowl LIV host site in 2020 if there is a stadium and a team has moved there by the start of the 2018... more

Eric Decker won't count out Tim Tebow in the quarterback's quest to jump start his NFL career. Decker, who played with the QB in Denver at the height of Tebowmania, calls Tebow a "unique" player who could thrive near the goal line if given the... more

The New England Patriots will accept their discipline handed down by the NFL following the investigation into the use of under-inflated footballs in the AFC Championship Game. Patriots owner Robert Kraft announced Tuesday at the Spring League Meeti... more

Reggie Bush said last month that Jarryd Hayne, the Australian rugby player who signed with the 49ers this offseason, was a virtual lock to make the team. Bush -- who is close friends with Hayne -- went as far to say that "making the team is actual... more

Now that Aaron Rodgers has whipped the competition in Celebrity Jeopardy! , what's next for the Packers star? Rodgers called his game show experience "a bucket list deal for me." ESPN Milwaukee had the good sense to ask Rodgers what else was on t... more

NFL Network continued The Top 100 Players 2015 countdown on Wednesday, revealing players 90 through 81 on the list. Our five takeaways from the latest episode: » Panthers tight end Greg Olsen (No. 89) cracks the Top 100 for the first time. It's... more

Kyle Arrington wasn't out of work for long. The Baltimore Ravens announced Wednesday they have signed the veteran slot corner, who was released by the New England Patriots on Monday. Financial terms of the deal have yet to be disclosed. Arri... more

.@AaronRodgers12 scored big for the @maccfund . RT to congratulate him on his #CelebrityJeopardy ! win. pic.twitter.com/gbFnkCTu1t â?? Jeopardy! (@Jeopardy) May 13, 2015 Alex Trebek: This quarterback holds the distinction of being the only per... more

Ted Wells had a clear message on Tuesday: He was not influenced by any outside sources in making his conclusions on the Patriots' use of deflated footballs in January's AFC Championship Game. The independent investigator opened an animated conferen... more

Dante Fowler Jr. was dealt a cruel blow in his first practice as a pro. Four days later, the Jaguars are showing their faith in the No. 3 overall pick. The Jacksonville Jaguars announced Tuesday that Fowler has signed his rookie contract. NFL Medi... more

Eli Manning has played a pivotal role in two of the lowest moments of Tom Brady's career. The Giants quarterback takes no pleasure in Brady's current misfortune. "Tom has been a friend of mine," Manning said Monday, according to the New York Post .... more

The Jets continued their search for a true successor to Joe Namath when they invested a fourth-round pick in Bryce Petty in this month's draft. NFL Network's Mike Mayock said at the NFL Scouting Combine the former Baylor star is a "project and not... more

The Cleveland Cavaliers evened their playoff series with the Chicago Bulls on Sunday thanks to LeBron James, whose buzzer-beating jumper sealed a huge road win. James has fans all over the world, but it's hard to imagine too many match the enthusia... more

The Patriots continue to shake up their cornerback group. New England announced on Monday that they have released Kyle Arrington. Arrington had been due $3 million this season, none of it guaranteed. ESPNBoston.com's Mike Reiss had the first rep... more

The Jaguars suffered a crushing setback on Friday when Dante Fowler Jr., the third overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, suffered a torn ACL in his first practice with the team. Fowler's rookie season is over before it started, the latest bitter... more

The New York Jets announced Friday that they have signed former USC defensive lineman Leonard Williams, who was selected with the sixth overall pick in last week's draft. The Jets now have their entire 2015 draft class under contract. Williams has... more

NFL lesson No. 1 for Randy Gregory: Stay hydrated, kid. Gregory, the Cowboys' high-profile second-round pick, was forced to exit the second session of rookie minicamp on Friday due to heat exhaustion. NFL Network cameras captured a groggy-looking... more

Brandon Marshall is set to make his debut with the New York Jets this fall. According to the veteran wide receiver, he very nearly suited up for another AFC East team. "I could have played for the Patriots last year," Marshall told ESPN 1000 on Fri... more

La'el Collins was absent from the public eye as controversy swirled around him. When it finally came time to step back into the spotlight, the newest member of the Dallas Cowboys had plenty to say. "I just want to thank God for this opportunity,"... more

The Baltimore Ravens hosted a relatively low-key press conference on Thursday for safety Ed Reed, who announced his retirement from the NFL a day earlier. Some takeaways from the 50-minute meeting with reporters: » The presser opened with Ozzie... more

Kevin Ogletree's time with the New York Giants has come to an end. The team announced Thursday that it has terminated the contract of the veteran wide receiver, who appeared in seven games for Big Blue last season. Ogletree was re-signed to a one-y... more

Is Joe Flacco elite? We kid, we kid. Now seven years deep into his NFL career, Flacco shouldn't really be anyone's version of the QB Rubik's cube. Flacco is what he is: A fundamentally sound, outrageously durable, mostly dependable franchise quarte... more

Rex Ryan is a loquacious man, but you won't get much out of the Bills coach on his surprise sitdown with LSU offensive tackle La'el Collins. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported that Ryan had an impromptu dinner meeting with Collins on Monday ni... more

The Dallas Cowboys took one of the biggest gambles of the 2015 NFL Draft when they selected Nebraska pass rusher Randy Gregory in the second round. Gregory said any issues in his past were the result of immaturity and stubbornness, not drug use.... more

If it's the time period between the draft and the start of training camp, that means someone is honking about being the fastest player in the NFL. Enter Vikings wide receiver Mike Wallace, who is the under the impression that no man in the National... more

Andrew Whitworth dared the Bengals  to draft his replacement. Things may get uncomfortable now that Cincinnati appears to have done just that. The Bengals selected Texas A&M tackle Cedric Ogbuehi with the 21st overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, th... more

In case you've forgotten, the 49ers still don't know if Justin Smith is playing for them in 2015. They'll find out soon enough. The Sacramento Bee reported Monday that Smith, a 35-year-old defensive tackle who spent his last seven seasons in San... more

The Dallas Cowboys would like Greg Hardy to keep a lower profile on social media. This could prove difficult for the defensive end. On Friday, a Panthers fan tweeted a photo of Kelvin Benjamin and second-round pick Devin Funchess, describing the ne... more

The Baltimore Ravens continue to fill needs on offense through the draft. University of Minnesota tight end Maxx Williams was selected with the 23rd pick in the second round on Friday night at the Auditorium Theater in Chicago. The Ravens moved up... more

Jets owner Woody Johnson told reporters this week that his team would supply quarterback Geno Smith with "some weapons" in the draft. The team began that process with its second-round pick. Ohio State wide receiver Devin Smith was selected with th... more

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Jameis Winston aren't wasting any time in their new partnership. General manager Jason Licht announced Friday that Winston has signed his rookie contract, one day after being selected with the No. 1 overall pick in the... more

The Cowboys essentially told us they weren't going to address running back in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft. They weren't lying. The draft's top backfield options came off the board on Thursday night in Chicago, with Todd Gurley going 10th... more

The Oakland Raiders are no longer the only Bay Area team in black. The San Francisco 49ers unveiled their first alternate uniform in franchise history on Thursday night , a black-and-red combination that will supplement their classic red, gold and... more

April

In the end, the Eagles stayed home. After months of speculation that Chip Kelly would charge up the draft board in Round 1, the Eagles kept the 20th overall pick and selected USC wide receiver Nelson Agholor. It's a necessary addition to a wide rec... more

The Minnesota Vikings have addressed the secondary with their first pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. The Vikings selected Michigan State cornerback Trae Waynes with the 11th overall pick on Thursday night, giving Mike Zimmer another potential long-term... more

The New York Jets didn't expect USC defensive tackle Leonard Williams to still be on the board when they went on the clock on Thursday night in Chicago. When he was, they couldn't resist. The Jets selected Williams with the sixth overall pick on... more

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a new face of the franchise. Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston was selected with the first pick of the 2015 NFL Draft on Thursday night, a choice the Buccaneers hope will end decades of transience at the game's... more

The 2015 NFL Draft has arrived. The average football fan tunes in tonight to find out where the college game's brightest stars will play next. I have more of a niche curiosity, specifically: What songs have the first-rounders selected to accompany th... more

Chip Kelly could keep wheeling and dealing through the NFL Draft. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday that defensive back Brandon Boykin and linebacker Mychal Kendricks could be moved at the right price in a trade, according to source... more

After 15 months, NaVorro Bowman is back where he wants to be. The three-time All-Pro linebacker was on the field for the 49ers' second voluntary workout on Wednesday. It was the first time Bowman has practiced with teammates since suffering a grisl... more

Shea McClellin will be tasked with changing perceptions in 2015. Bears general manager Ryan Pace said Wednesday that Chicago will not pick up the fifth-year option on McClellin, according to the Chicago Tribune . McClellin, the 19th overall pick... more

The Jets were fined $100,000 on Tuesday over a slip of the tongue by Woody Johnson. Have the owner's latest public comments offered another potential hint about New York's next big move? Speaking at a charity event in Manhattan on Wednesday, Johns... more

When the Dallas Cowboys opted to let DeMarco Murray walk out the door in free agency, the assumption was that Jerry Jones had a plan. We should probably still assume there's a plan ... though maybe not one we expected. There will be no Adrian Peter... more

A lot has changed for Jadeveon Clowney, who went from can't-miss No. 1 overall pick to injury-riddled question mark in the space of one year. Clowney is currently recovering from microfracture knee surgery , a procedure that has put his ceiling as... more

Vikings general manager Rick Spielman intends to keep Adrian Peterson on the roster and he's not leaving much room for interpretation. "We can just end the Adrian Peterson stuff," Spielman told reporters on Tuesday. "Our position has not changed.... more

The Houston Texans have put D.J. Swearinger on the trade block. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday that the Texans are trying to move Swearinger in a deal, just two seasons after they selected the safety in the second round of the 2013... more

Judgments have been handed down in the dueling tampering charges fired off by the New England Patriots and New York Jets involving Darrelle Revis. The NFL informed the Jets on Tuesday they have been fined $100,000 for comments by team owner Woody... more

Last year, the Cleveland Browns opted to trade out of a top-five pick. They might do the opposite Thursday. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that the Browns have talked with the Redskins over the past week about the possibility of m... more

The Washington Redskins loom as a potential wild card in the top five on Thursday night. Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan told reporters during his pre-draft press conference on Monday that he anticipates phone calls if USC defensive linema... more

At long last, the Brett Favre retirement ceremony at Lambeau Field is in sight. The Packers announced Monday a plan to unveil Favre's retired number on Thanksgiving night against the Bears. The game and halftime ceremony will be nationally televi... more

The return of the NFL to Los Angeles continues to gather momentum. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Friday that the two stadium projects in the L.A. area are "viable" and that plans in Inglewood and Carson have a "great deal of potential to be... more

The New York Jets still have every intention of getting a long-term deal done with Muhammad Wilkerson. For the time being, however, the organization's focus remains elsewhere. Wilkerson has not taken part in organized activities with the Jets as he... more

If Sam Bradford really is the Eagles' long-term answer at quarterback, we're still waiting on evidence to prove it. Eagles coach Chip Kelly has publicly endorsed Bradford as the team's quarterback and has laughed off speculation that Bradford will... more

Blake Bortles experienced his fair share of growing pains during his rookie season. The Jaguars quarterback admitted Tuesday that his arm was far from 100 percent as the weeks wore on. "My arm kind of deteriorated during the season," Bortles said a... more

The NFL announced Wednesday that Dallas Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy has been suspended without pay for the team's first 10 games of the 2015 regular season for conduct detrimental to the league. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported that Har... more

The offseason for Russell Wilson has featured two prominent running storylines. One centers on the negotiations toward a contract extension for the Seahawks quarterback, a deal that's expected to make Wilson the richest player in football. The seco... more

Jerod Mayo and the Patriots will continue working together. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday that Mayo has agreed to a one-year deal worth $4.5 million fully guaranteed. The inside linebacker and team captain has a chance to make... more

Revenge is excellent. Underrated, really. Revenge affords the opportunity to right a wrong, to stick it to a rival, to re-write a narrative. Maybe re-write history. Or it's just a fun thing to talk about in April. With the 2015 schedule officially... more

The NFL schedule has been released and you've quickly studied the 16-game slate of your favorite team and their biggest rivals. Have you found any potential roadblocks provided by the schedule-makers? Of course, no fan base should be getting too u... more

Russell Wilson may have fallen short in the most recent Super Bowl, but he's still king when it comes to NFL jersey sales. NFL Players Inc. announced Monday that Wilson led all players in officially licensed sales for the fiscal year 2015, which c... more

Chris Harris Jr. and Aqib Talib thrived in their first season together in the Broncos' secondary. Harris doesn't expect that to change in 2015. In fact, Harris believes a new Broncos coaching staff will put even greater faith in the two talented... more

We knew the 2015 NFL schedule release was coming this week. Now we know the day. The league will reveal the schedule Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET. NFL Network will begin live coverage at that time; the schedule also will be available on NFL.com. A breakd... more

The NFL will release its 2015 schedule Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET . Thomas Davis hopes the Carolina Panthers get the Dallas Cowboys early in the season, a scenario that would set up the possibility they'd miss former teammate Greg Hardy. "No one really k... more

Dan Hanzus takes questions from you, the reader, and answers them in the latest Around The NFL Mailbag. Thanks to everyone who got involved. You're all in the news , sweetheart. @AroundTheNFL If you were stuck in an elevator with a current NFL pl... more

Chris Johnson is back to work just a month after being involved in a deadly drive-by shooting. TMZ posted a video on Thursday that showed the former rushing champion running sprints. Johnson doesn't exhibit any lingering effects of the gun shot wo... more

Last month's NFL Annual Meeting produced little change to the league's replay system despite public and internal outcry and more proposals to tweak the process than ever before. Giants co-owner John Mara, a member of the league's competition commit... more

Michael Crabtree is headed to the other side of the Bay. The wide receiver signed a one-year deal with the Raiders, the team announced on Monday. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Crabtree's contract is worth $3.2 million and he can earn anot... more

The Miami Dolphins remain committed to getting a deal done with Ryan Tannehill before the start of a new season. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport said Monday on NFL Total Access that the Dolphins are turning their attention to Tannehill after signin... more

Fun fact: Tom Brady was once selected in the 18th round of the 1995 Major League Baseball Draft by the Montreal Expos. Brady chose Indiana Jones-level wisely in deciding to pursue football instead. On Monday, Brady found himself back on the diamon... more

Emmanuel Sanders is coming off a Pro Bowl season, but that won't stop the Broncos from tweaking his role in the offense next season. Sanders told reporters at Broncos headquarters Monday that he expects to move inside to the slot in three-wide rece... more

Russell Wilson has said in the past that he hasn't ruled out a return to professional baseball. At what point should we take him seriously? The Seahawks quarterback offered his latest eyebrow-raising comments to Bryant Gumbel in an interview that w... more

The Tennessee Titans have high hopes for Zach Mettenberger. Do they believe in him enough to pass on a quarterback with the No. 2 overall pick? David Climer of the Tennessean wrote Saturday that Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt and general manager Rust... more

Welcome to the Around The NFL End Around, a weekly-ish look back at the world of the National Football League. Dan Hanzus serves as your guide. It was a good week for ... 1. Andrew Luck: He can finally rest easy. The Colts picked up his fifth-y... more

The Pittsburgh Steelers have deepened their financial commitment to guard David DeCastro. NFL Media's Albert Breer reported Thursday  that Pittsburgh has picked up the fifth-year option on DeCastro, a former 24th overall pick. DeCastro becomes the... more

Few players in the NFL were more productive last season than Le'Veon Bell. There are surely Steelers fans who will point to Bell's late-season knee injury as the only thing that kept a cresting Pittsburgh team from making a Super Bowl run. We learn... more

The New York Jets continue to add Patriots to their roster. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday that the Jets are signing running back Stevan Ridley to a one-year deal, according to a source close to the situation. Ridley joins the Je... more

If Amobi Okoye is going to return to the NFL after battling his way back from a near-fatal illness, it won't be with the Dallas Cowboys. The team announced Wednesday that Okoye has been released. The defensive tackle signed with the Cowboys last Au... more

Richie Incognito could have become a footnote in NFL history as the guy who got in trouble for bullying a teammate and trainer. That might still be the case. But Incognito will get another chance thanks to the Buffalo Bills, who signed Incognito to... more

Things are changing in the NFC West, though not necessarily at the top. The Seahawks -- coming off another Super Bowl trip -- remain the class of the division. The NFL's most loaded roster got even better following the blockbuster trade that brough... more

Rex Ryan is gone, but Sheldon Richardson sounds determined to ensure the swagger remains for the New York Jets. Richardson, a standout defensive tackle entering his third season, believes an offseason of high-profile moves has returned the Jets to... more

Demaryius Thomas has played in offenses that ran the ball constantly. He's been part of a record-breaking attack that passed the ball relentlessly. He has a feeling his sixth season in Denver will find new balance. Much of that goes back to new hea... more

Denarius Moore has found a new home. The former Oakland Raiders wideout has signed with the Cincinnati Bengals, the team announced Monday. NFL Media's Albert Breer reported that Moore will join the Bengals on a one-year contract. Moore, 26, gives... more

Yes, it's the offseason -- a time when players are free to get away from football if they so choose. We imagine that's what Raiders quarterback Derek Carr was thinking when he changed into his board shorts and headed out for a beach day in sunny Sa... more

The free-agent market has taken on the feel of one of those barren bodegas in New York. The shelves are half empty, dust is collecting on the items and you don't feel totally safe about putting any of what's available into your system. But it's lat... more

Jim Caldwell has never been viewed as the most daring of NFL sideline men, but a new study tells us perhaps it's time to take a different look at the Detroit Lions coach. Football Outsiders issued its annual Aggressiveness Index last week , and Cal... more

Rex Ryan has stressed all offseason that the quarterback position will be an open competition in training camp for the Buffalo Bills. Should we believe him? After all, it was just last August that Ryan and the Jets staged a faux competition betwee... more

I asked for questions and you delivered. It's time for another edition of the Around The NFL Mailbag. Thanks to everyone who got involved. Let's dig in ... @AroundTheNFL #ATNmailbag if Cowboys do trade for AP where does that place them in NFC?... more

Antonio Smith will stay put in the AFC West. The Denver Broncos announced Thursday that the veteran defensive lineman has agreed to a one-year contract with the team. The deal is for $2 million, according to Smith's agent. Smith, 33, joins the Br... more

Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti told reporters on a conference call Wednesday that the team isn't giving up hope that Dennis Pitta will make it back to the field. Pitta missed most of 2014 after suffering his second hip fracture and dislocation in as... more

The Bengals decided to have some fun at the expense of an intrastate rival this April Fools' Day. The Bengals took a page out of the Browns' book on Wednesday, using their official Twitter account to tease a "fresh new look" for the team in 2015.... more

The San Francisco 49ers need Colin Kaepernick to be better than ever next season. To make that leap, Kaepernick has spent his offseason working with several quarterback gurus , including former MVP Kurt Warner. Warner, now an analyst for NFL Networ... more

March

It's a quiet news day in the NFL, so let's go ahead and check in on Rob Gronkowski, the Patriots tight end who is almost certainly shirtless as you read this. Gronk took a brief respite from his months-long Summer of Gronk pre-party to drop by T... more

Jacquizz Rodgers has found a new gig. The 25-year-old running back has signed a deal with the Chicago Bears, the team announced on Tuesday. Rodgers played his first four seasons with the Atlanta Falcons, who selected him in the fifth round of the 2... more

Matt Schaub is headed toward another fresh start. The Baltimore Ravens have signed the signal-caller to a one-year contract, the team announced Tuesday. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reports the deal is worth $3 million. Schaub was being propped... more

Russell Wilson is a near lock to sign a contract extension with the Seahawks that will make him the NFL's highest-paid player. But don't expect it to be a deal that changes how elite NFL stars are compensated. On Monday's edition of NFL Total Acces... more

Judgment is here for the Cleveland Browns in connection with the team's texting scandal. The NFL announced Monday that Browns general manager Ray Farmer was suspended without pay for the first four regular-season games of the 2015 season for his... more

B.J. Raji will continue his run with the Green Bay Packers. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that the Packers are bringing back the free-agent defensive tackle on a one-year deal, according to two sources informed of the situation. Th... more

Russell Wilson continues to hold on to his baseball dreams. The Seahawks quarterback was back on the diamond Saturday morning, joining the Texas Rangers at their spring training base in Arizona for the second-consecutive year. Wilson turned double... more

Welcome to the Around The NFL End Around, a weekly look back at the world of the National Football League. Dan Hanzus serves as your guide. It was a good week for ... 1. Larry Fitzgerald: Nobody does the offseason like Larry Fitz . 2. Reggie... more

Jared Allen is not done yet. That according to the man himself. Allen, who turns 33 on Friday, is coming off a disappointing first season with the Bears that hinted at a decline. Now he'll be asked to take on an unfamiliar role as an outside lineba... more

Eddie Lacy took the next step in his second season with the Packers, playing more on third down and making gains as a receiver out of the backfield. The final numbers told the story of a player who had arrived. The running back finished with more t... more

Count Rodney Harrison as one non-believer in the Jets following their aggressive offseason of spending. The former Patriots safety and current NBC analyst believes the Jets will remain an AFC East doormat in 2015 if they stick with Geno Smith as th... more

There are no guarantees Victor Cruz will be ready for the start of the 2015 season. Giants coach Tom Coughlin told reporters at the NFL Annual Meeting in Arizona that Cruz's timetable is fluid as he recovers from a torn patellar tendon suffered in... more

Like many sexagenarians, Tom Coughlin struggles with the smart phone age. We imagine the 68-year-old Giants coach would be just fine if he were still on a flip phone, or even better, not tied to a phone at all. This week at the NFL Annual Meeting,... more

Darrelle Revis had no shortage of suitors during his brief time on the open market this month. Revis, who signed a five-year, $70 million deal with the Jets on the first day of free agency, told SNY's Loud Mouths with NFL Media's Adam Schein and... more

If you were holding your breath on the NFL overhauling its replay system this year, go ahead and exhale. It's not happening. League spokesman Greg Aiello announced on Twitter that teams at the NFL Annual Meeting have approved adding replay review f... more

The NFL could still target the Cleveland Browns to appear on Hard Knocks this summer, but any engagement on the HBO documentary series would be against the team's wishes. That according to Browns coach Mike Pettine, who cited the increased scrutin... more

Jets owner Woody Johnson raised eyebrows on Monday when he told reporters at the NFL Annual Meeting that Geno Smith was "way ahead" of Marcus Mariota. We're still not exactly sure what Johnson meant. How is Geno ahead? NFL experience? Talent? Freq... more

The 49ers still have Colin Kaepernick. In a trying offseason for the organization, being in a possession of a young franchise quarterback is something to hold onto. Of course, even Kaepernick is difficult to make sense of during these uncertain tim... more

Rex Ryan might have been fired by the New York Jets, but he holds no ill-will for the franchise that gave him his first head-coaching job. The Bills coach told NFL Media's Judy Battista on Monday that he holds Jets owner Woody Johnson in high regar... more

Chip Kelly's provocative offseason took another turn last week when the Eagles brought in Tim Tebow for a workout. Tebow was barely out of the facility when NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported that no signing in Philadelphia was imminent. Stil... more

Sammy Watkins entered the 2014 season as the NFL's most-hyped rookie receiver. It didn't end that way. The No. 4 overall pick was easily overshadowed by the instant impacts of Odell Beckham Jr. in New York and Mike Evans in Tampa Bay. Watkins'... more

Popular thinking has Jameis Winston going to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with the first overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. Bucs coach Lovie Smith said Saturday from the NFL Annual Meeting in Arizona that he understands why people believe Winston or M... more

The Eagles shocked the NFL when they traded running back LeSean McCoy to the Bills on the eve of free agency. Philadelphia's subsequent decision to sign both DeMarco Murray and Ryan Mathews in free agency has left McCoy scratching his head. "I saw... more

Brandon Bostick says he's moved on from the NFC Championship Game and his time with the Packers. The tight end is now a member of the Vikings, a team that will give him two chances per year to prove to Green Bay it made a mistake in letting him go.... more

Eyebrows arched last week when the Oakland Raiders handed running back Trent Richardson a two-year contract worth up to $3.85 million. A closer look at the deal gives us a better idea how much the Raiders are risking on the downtrodden former third... more

The Buffalo Bills will have a starting quarterback by Week 1, that much we know. Who that quarterback will be remains anyone's guess. Rex Ryan acknowledged as much this week during a call-in appearance on the Bills' flagship radio station, explaini... more

It's that time again. We asked for questions for a new mailbag and you, the people, delivered. Let's get to it. @DanHanzus would you rather your team win a SuperBowl & then STINK for 15 years or fun to watch for 15 years but never win it? #ATNmai... more

Santonio Holmes has been out of the NFL since November and the phone's not ringing. The former Super Bowl MVP struggles to understand how his stock has sunk so low. "It baffles me a little to know that I'm not a part of any organization," Holmes to... more

What happens on Jerrah Bus stays on Jerrah Bus. Usually. Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo broke Big D omertĂ  during a Jimmy Kimmel Live  taping this week in Austin. Romo was asked about DeMarco Murray leaving the Cowboys, a move Romo admitted hurt hi... more

The Browns have landed a new No. 1 receiver. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday that Cleveland has agreed to a contract with Dwayne Bowe, according to a source close to the situation. Bowe joins the Browns after eight seasons with the... more

Chris Canty is back with the Baltimore Ravens. NFL Media's Albert Breer reported Wednesday that the veteran defensive end has signed a one-year, $2.5 million deal that includes a team option designed to spread out a $1.53 million signing bonus. T... more

The Dolphins traded Mike Wallace to the Vikings last week, a move that appeared to start gathering momentum the moment the wide receiver pulled himself from Miami's Week 17 loss to the Jets. Maurkice Pouncey, Wallace's former teammate in Pittsburg... more

Trent Richardson has found another gig. The Oakland Raiders announced Tuesday that they have signed the former first-round pick to a new deal. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reports the deal is for two years and is worth $3.9 million. Richardson, w... more

Another prominent NFL player is walking away from the game in his prime. San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland told ESPN's Outside The Lines on Monday that he is retiring from the NFL due to concerns about the long-term health effects of h... more

Tim Tebow is back on the NFL grid. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported that the free-agent quarterback worked out Monday for the Philadelphia Eagles, according to a team source. ESPN had the first report. It's the latest sharp left in a... more

The Redskins are the latest team to pluck talent from the Seahawks' celebrated secondary. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that safety Jeron Johnson has signed a two-year, $4 million contract with Washington. Johnson comes to the Reds... more

The smoke has cleared after a wild flurry of signings and trades in the NFL. Time will tell if the active teams this year -- and there were many -- actually got any better due to their actions. Always remember the 2011 Eagles. As that doomed "Dream... more

The Miami Dolphins acquired Kenny Stills on Friday , and then traded Mike Wallace hours later. Deductive reasoning tells us Stills will be tasked with becoming the deep threat Wallace never was in his disappointing two-year run in Miami. Stills do... more

The Cleveland Browns are going hard after Dwayne Bowe. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Sunday that Cleveland brought the veteran wide receiver in for a visit this weekend determined not to let him leave without a new deal. Bowe became avail... more

Michael Johnson is headed back to Cincinnati. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Sunday that the veteran defensive end has reached a four-year, $20 million deal with the Bengals, according to a source involved with the process. Johnson returns... more

Welcome to the Around The NFL End Around, a weekly look back at the world of the National Football League. Dan Hanzus serves as your guide. It was a good week for ... 1. Jimmy Graham: If Tuesday's blockbuster trade was a zombie apocalypse movie... more

The Kansas City Chiefs are moving on from Dwayne Bowe. The team announced Thursday that its parted ways with the wide receiver. Bowe became expendable when the team locked into an agreement with Jeremy Maclin on Sunday. Bowe has been reported as a... more

The unlikely reunion of the New York Jets secondary is complete. NFL Media's Albert Breer reported Thursday that the Jets are finalizing a contract with veteran cornerback Antonio Cromartie, according to a team source. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapopor... more

In the end, DeMarco Murray didn't leave the NFC East. Just the Dallas Cowboys. We learned Thursday that the star running back will sign a five-year deal worth more than $40 million with the Eagles, ending a drama-filled period of uncertainty in th... more

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers' defensive facelift continues. The Bucs announced Wednesday that they have signed outside linebacker Bruce Carter. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reports that Carter inked a deal worth $20.5 million over four years. Tampa... more

Everyone in the NFL is wondering what's running through Chip Kelly's mind right now. On Wednesday, the Eagles coach offered some insight. One thing Kelly made very clear during an impromptu press conference: The Eagles are all in on new quarterback... more

The Houston Texans and Brian Hoyer are officially in business. NFL Media's Albert Breer reported Wednesday that Hoyer and the Texans have reached agreement on a two-year deal worth $10.5 million with $4.75 million guaranteed. Hoyer had also been i... more

The Jets made the biggest free-agent splash in their history on Tuesday, locking up Darrelle Revis with a five-year, $70 million deal on the first day of free agency. Here's why they did it: 1. They say business shouldn't be personal, but this w... more

The Rams have been busy rearranging their quarterback room on Tuesday. On the same day Sam Bradford was sent to the Eagles in exchange for Nick Foles, the Rams have brought Case Keenum back into the building. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that Ke... more

Percy Harvin's brief stay with the New York Jets has come to an end. The Jets released the talented wide receiver on Tuesday, the team announced, just days after acquiring Brandon Marshall in a trade with the Chicago Bears. Harvin is free to sign... more

Brandon Browner is officially on the market. The New England Patriots declined Browner's option on Tuesday, making the cornerback an unrestricted free agent. The Pats had faced a Monday deadline to pick up $1.9 million team option. Darrelle Revis... more

There was a time when NFL trades were a rarity. Tuesday's Sam Bradford-Nick Foles blockbuster  is the latest reminder those days are long gone. We should know better than to be surprised by Chip Kelly by now. The Eagles coach is aggressively revamp... more

The Denver Broncos aren't going to let all of their tight ends get out the door. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday that Virgil Green will remain with the Broncos, according to a source involved in the process. ESPN's Jeff Legwold fi... more

Bryan Bulaga isn't such a long shot to stay with the Packers, after all. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday that Green Bay is expected to keep Bulaga on a five-year deal worth roughly $7 million annually, according to a source close t... more

The Jaguars have hooked a big fish in free agency. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday that tight end Julius Thomas is getting a five-year deal worth an average of $9.2 million each season with $24 million guaranteed. Thomas spent his... more

The Cleveland Browns have made their first splash of free agency. NFL Media's Albert Breer reported Monday that the Browns and wide receiver Brian Hartline have agreed to a two-year, $6 million deal, according to his agent. Hartline played his firs... more

The St. Louis Rams have cut ties with Jake Long. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport first reported Monday that the team has released the veteran left tackle, according to a source. The team will continue to discuss options with Long as he rehabs from h... more

What's next for Andre Johnson? We learned last week that the greatest offensive player in Texans history has been granted permission to seek a trade. With no trade able to be worked out, Johnson officially was released on Monday . We've written... more

The Eagles have successfully kept outside linebacker Brandon Graham off the open market. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that Graham has signed a four-year deal worth $26 million, according to a source. The contract includes $14 mill... more

Andre Johnson and the Houston Texans are officially no more. The Texans released Johnson on Monday, ending his 12-year run in Houston. Johnson is now eligible to sign with any team. The Texans granted Johnson the right to seek a trade after the... more

Steven Jackson is currently looking for a job. He's also speaking out over his disappointment in the evolution of his position. The free-agent running back published a YouTube video on Monday plugging his new website: www.savetherunningback.org . I... more

One of the Carolina Panthers involved in the great wide receiver purge of 2014 is coming home. Ted Ginn Jr. has re-signed with the Panthers after a one-year stay with the Arizona Cardinals. Ginn made the news official on -- where else? -- Instagram... more

The San Diego Chargers are poised to make another big move along their offensive line. UT-San Diego reported Sunday that the Chargers are "unofficially done " with a deal to land free agent guard Orlando Franklin, according to a source. Fox Sports... more

The Eagles appear to have located a high-profile replacement for LeSean McCoy. NFL Media's Albert Breer reported Sunday that, barring something unforeseen, Frank Gore will sign a three-year deal with the Eagles this week, according to a source invo... more

The Miami Dolphins could be poised to make the biggest free-agent splash in franchise history. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Sunday that the Dolphins have emerged as the clear front runner for free agent defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh,... more

The Indianapolis Colts have added a proven veteran to their offensive line. The team announced Sunday that it has agreed to terms with free agent Todd Herremans. The guard spent the first nine seasons of his career with the Eagles. "It was a diff... more

A big season for Titans punter Brett Kern has led to a big reward. The Titans announced Saturday that the team has agreed on a multi-year contract with the veteran. The National Football Post reports the deal is worth $15 million over five years .... more

The Packers made a big splash before the start of free agency with their rich new deal for Randall Cobb. We'll soon find out if that contract will keep the team from keeping another homegrown talent in the building. Right tackle Bryan Bulaga is... more

Carson Palmer is fully confident he'll be ready to go with Arizona Cardinals teammates this summer. The veteran quarterback, who is nearly four months removed from his second ACL reconstruction surgery , was in extremely good spirits as he updated... more

Giants tight end Larry Donnell was a passenger on the Delta flight that skidded off the runway and crashed into a fence at LaGuardia Airport in New York on Thursday morning. News of this comes from Donnell himself, who posted a photo and video to h... more

Brandon Marshall might not be long for the Chicago Bears. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday that the Bears are exploring a potential trade of the talented wide receiver, according to a source informed of the team's plans. The effort... more

Adrian Peterson has met with Vikings brass as player and team determine a next step in their uneasy partnership. Vikings coach Mike Zimmer and general manager Rick Spielman met with Peterson for approximately four hours at the running back's home... more

Peyton Manning agreed to a $4 million pay cut to set up his return to the Broncos in 2015. That doesn't mean the quarterback can't get that money back. NFL Media's Albert Breer reported Wednesday that Manning's new deal includes a $2 million incent... more

The Dallas Cowboys have added depth to their linebacker group on the eve of free agency. The team announced Wednesday that former Bills linebacker Keith Rivers has signed a one-year contract with the team. Rivers, 28, was released last month aft... more

The Houston Texans have parted ways with a respected longtime veteran. No, not that one . NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday that the Texans have released center Chris Myers, according to a source informed of the move. The team later... more

A day after landing a dynamic new running back , the Buffalo Bills appear to have traded for their next starting quarterback. The Bills announced Wednesday they've agreed to a trade with the Vikings to acquire Matt Cassel. FOX Sports reports the B... more

C.J. Spiller learned his Bills career was over while sitting in the green room at NFL Network on Tuesday. The messenger was Willie McGinest, who told him that the Bills had acquired LeSean McCoy from the Eagles in exchange for Kiko Alonso . "I thou... more

The Baltimore Ravens are asking Lardarius Webb to take a pay cut. In an expected move, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday that the Ravens have approached the veteran cornerback about a reduction of his 2015 salary. Webb is scheduled t... more

Mike Wallace alienated himself from Dolphins teammates when he opted to sit out the second half of the team's season finale against the Jets. Three months later, Wallace has apparently smoothed things over with the most important player on the ros... more

It appears Andre Johnson and the Houston Texans have reached the end of the road. NFL Media's Albert Breer reported Monday that the star wide receiver has been granted permission to seek a trade. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reports that a source... more

Cortland Finnegan's time with the Dolphins is over. The team announced Monday that they've released the veteran cornerback after one season. Finnegan started all 12 games he appeared in during the 2014 season, grading out as ProFootballFocus.com's... more

Ravens cornerback Victor Hampton was arrested over the weekend on charges of driving while impaired. Now he's out of a job. The Ravens announced Monday that they've cut Hampton , an undrafted free agent out of South Carolina who signed a reserve/fu... more

We learned earlier that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have decided to retain Vincent Jackson in 2015 without restructuring his contract. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reached out to a source familiar with the Bucs' thinking as well as an executive wit... more

The LaMarr Woodley experiment in Oakland will begin and end with a whimper. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Sunday that the Raiders do not plan to pick up Woodley's $1 million roster bonus before the league deadline and will release the vet... more

Who said Marshawn Lynch doesn't talk to the media? The Seahawks running back was a veritable chatterbox during a nearly 30-minute sitdown with a Turkish television network last week. Lynch is in Turkey with fellow NFL players DeAngelo Williams and... more

The Philadelphia Eagles currently stand as the wild card of the upcoming draft. The reason goes back to one player: Marcus Mariota. Chip Kelly recruited Mariota back in his Oregon days and the Eagles coach is believed to prefer a mobile quarterback... more

A.J. Smith is calling it a career. The former Chargers general manager, who spent the last two seasons as a consultant with the Redskins, has decided to leave the game after nearly four decades. Smith announced last week that his contract with... more

Jeremy Maclin wants to stay in business with the Eagles. The Eagles want to stay in business with Jeremy Maclin. The only thing that's left to do is get a deal done. The question is whether that can be done before the start of free agency on March... more

Jonas Gray is determined to be remembered as something other than the greatest one-hit wonder in Patriots history. The rookie running back burst on the scene with a 201-yard, four-touchdown performance on Sunday Night Football last November, then... more

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers want to keep Vincent Jackson in the equation as they attempt to bounce back from a miserable 2014 season. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Sunday that Jackson will return in 2015 at his base salary of $9.78 million,... more

February

Welcome to the Around The NFL End Around, a weekly look back at the world of the National Football League. Dan Hanzus serves as your guide. It was a good week for ... 1. Adrian Peterson: Judge Doty overturned the Vikings running back's suspensio... more

Steven Jackson has reached the end of the road in Atlanta. The Falcons announced late Thursday they've released the veteran running back after two seasons with the team. The move saves Atlanta $3.75 million in cap space, according to NFL Media Insi... more

Ricky Jean Francois has found a new home. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday that Jean Francois has signed a three-year contract with the Redskins, according to his agent, Drew Rosenhaus. The deal is worth up to $9 million with $4 mil... more

The suspension of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been overturned. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday that U.S. District Judge David S. Doty has ruled in favor of Peterson , granting an NFL Players Association motio... more

With the offseason officially underway, Around The NFL will examine what's next for all 32 teams. The series concludes with the New Orleans Saints. What's changing? The Saints have a lot of work to do and not a lot of money to do it. They can... more

The Buffalo Bills are looking to close a deal with free-agent quarterback Josh McCown. The Buffalo News reported Thursday that the two sides have started negotiations on a contract, according to an NFL source. A deal for McCown could be wrapped up... more

Now that Earl Thomas has gone under the knife, the question becomes when the Seattle Seahawks might get their All-Pro safety back on the field. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported that Monday's surgery and subsequent rehabilitation is expected... more

Chargers linebacker Jarret Johnson is ending his NFL career after 12 seasons. The veteran made his announcement -- where else -- on Instagram . "Today I am announcing my retirement from the game I love," Johnson wrote on his post. "I lived a drea... more

Rams coach and longtime NFL Competition Committee member Jeff Fisher made it clear last week that instant replay will be a major topic of discussion when the committee convenes next week in Naples, Fla. NFL Media's Judy Battista spoke with Troy Vi... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- When you're a schlub sportswriter like myself, being on the field at the NFL Scouting Combine is akin to a space explorer stepping onto a planet populated by an advanced species. The draft prospects at Lucas Oil Stadium are almost... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Arian Foster remained a workhorse in the Texans' offense last season. The star running back was as good as ever, rushing for 1,246 yards and eight touchdowns on a healthy 4.8 yards per carry average. He added 38 receptions for 327 y... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Todd Bowles will be bringing a different defensive philosophy to the Jets than the one employed for years by Rex Ryan, but the two coaches share one basic need: cornerbacks who can cover ... well. Bowles' aggressive blitzing schemes... more

Brady Quinn wants one last crack at the NFL. The Boston Globe reported Sunday that Quinn is making a comeback attempt months after starting a broadcast career with FOX Sports. The former Browns first-round pick -- who played for five teams in a ca... more

Cam Newton is comfortable taking the wait-and-see approach to his contract negotiations with the Carolina Panthers. The Charlotte Observer reported Saturday that Newton's representatives were scheduled to meet with the team officials at the NFL... more

Jerry Jones is operating under a five-year plan with quarterback Tony Romo. "I feel very comfortable, to the main part of your question, with a five-year time frame," the Cowboys owner said from the NFL Scouting Combine on Saturday, via the team si... more

The Titans own the second overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. You don't have to be a Mayock-like wizard of the event to understand Tennessee will have an opportunity to select either Jameis Winston or Marcus Mariota, the cream of the quarterback clas... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Cardinals coach Bruce Arians disparaged the play of passers in college spread offenses this week at the NFL Scouting Combine, telling a room of reporters "that ain't playing quarterback ." Mike Mayock seems to agree. The NFL Network... more

DeMarco Murray might not be back with the Dallas Cowboys in 2015. If he returns, expect his workload to be relaxed. "I don't think we would go into a season now with Murray thinking that he was going to have the load that he had last year," Jones s... more

Rolando McClain has run into more off-the-field issues. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Saturday that the Dallas Cowboys linebacker is facing a four-game fine for a third failed drug test, per sources informed of his situation. McClain has... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- One of the best running segments of NFL Network's combine coverage is the simulcam of multiple players running the 40-yard dash at once. It's a virtual footrace of players from past and present. During Saturday's telecast, we got to... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Cowboys are unlikely to target a quarterback at the top of their draft class, but Jason Garrett is a big fan of this year's two hottest prospects. Garrett called Jameis Winston "a very impressive guy" and labeled Marcus Mariota... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Rams coach Jeff Fisher is a key figure in the NFL's Competition Committee and the group's most vocal member. Following a postseason of a controversial calls and one DeflateGate, Fisher knows the committee will have no shortage of talk... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Rams general manager Les Snead said Wednesday the team had no plan to "delete" Sam Bradford from the roster. Rams coach Jeff Fisher is similarly delete-averse. Fisher, like Snead, was asked at the NFL Scouting Combine about the rep... more

With the offseason officially underway, Around The NFL examines what's next for all 32 teams. The series continues with the Chicago Bears. What's changing? Give the Bears credit: They owned up to the nightmare scenario of their 2015 season an... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Jay Gruden made perhaps the most surprising pronouncement of any coach or general manager at the NFL Scouting Combine when he said Wednesday that Robert Griffin III will be the team's "No. 1 guy" moving forward. Combine on NFL Netwo... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Packers suffered one of the most excruciating defeats in recent playoff history when they blew a double-digit fourth quarter lead in a 28-22 overtime loss to the Seahawks in the NFC Championship Game. Despite that, Packers coac... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- John Elway maintains that he wants Peyton Manning to return to the Denver Broncos in 2015. The only thing left for Manning to do, according to the general manager, is give final word that he wants in. "Let me say this, we're hopeful... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Houston Texans remain optimistic Jadeveon Clowney will make a full recovery from microfracture knee surgery. The 2014 No. 1 overall pick appeared in just four games before undergoing his second knee surgery in four months. Texan... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Ryan Mallett is headed toward free agency, but it sure sounds like the Houston Texans want to keep him around. Both general manager Rick Smith and coach Bill O'Brien showered Mallett with praise when the quarterback's name came up o... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson admitted Thursday that Mike McCarthy's decision to give up play-calling duties caught him by surprise. "Yeah, a little bit," Thompson said from the NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- After sitting in on back-to-back press conferences featuring the new Jets braintrust of coach Todd Bowles and general manager Mike Maccagnan, I can state with relative certainty that Jets beat reporters are going to miss Rex Ryan very... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Rex Ryan opened his 15-minute availability at the NFL Scouting Combine on Wednesday with a rambling anecdote about minor league baseball in Buffalo. This was the Bills coach as stand-up comedian, testing out new material at the Comedy... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Larry Fitzgerald is staying in the desert. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday that Fitzgerald and the Cardinals are closing in on a deal that will allow the star wide receiver to finish his career in Arizona, accordin... more

With the offseason officially underway, Around The NFL will examine what's next for all 32 teams. The series continues with the Philadelphia Eagles. What's changing? Now, more than ever, it's Chip Kelly's world in Philadelphia. The Eagles coa... more

With the offseason officially underway, Around The NFL will examine what's next for all 32 teams. The series continues with the San Diego Chargers. What's changing? The Chargers are a bit of a feathered fish right now. Not good enough to be tho... more

The Seattle Seahawks are willing to pay big money to keep Marshawn Lynch. The question is whether Lynch's health will ultimately determine his NFL future. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported on Friday's edition of NFL Total Access that Lynch's... more

Peyton Manning isn't ready to call it a career. What does this mean for his future with the Broncos? NFL Media's Ian Rapoport and Albert Breer reported Friday that Manning communicated to Broncos officials that he'd like to return for a fourth seas... more

Jim Harbaugh is doing just fine. The former San Francisco 49ers coach landed very much on his feet at the University of Michigan, where he is being hailed as a savior. He's being paid like one, too. But the wounds remain fresh when talking about ab... more

Larry Fitzgerald and the Arizona Cardinals are trying to make it work. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported on Thursday's edition of NFL Total Access that Fitzgerald's agent and the Cardinals have started talks with the hope they can work out a... more

Bill Belichick has once again reached the NFL mountaintop. Before the Patriots coach gets around to updating the name of his fishing boat , he's making the media rounds. On Wednesday, he arrived in midtown Manhattan, where he was a guest on The Lat... more

"All we need is a quarterback" are the six scariest words an optimistic NFL fan can utter. Well, "My house boat is on fire" is probably worse, but you get the point. You're not going anywhere in this league without a legitimate signal-caller.... more

Adrian Peterson said "of course" when asked if he wants to remain in Minnesota. Could the Vikings be on the same page? Mark Wilf, the team's owner and president, said Wednesday that the Vikings would love to have Peterson back in 2015 if he takes c... more

The Jets have themselves a Percy Harvin conundrum. Discarded general manager John Idzik memorably called it a "potential coup" last October when the Jets acquired Harvin from the Seahawks in exchange for a conditional sixth-round pick. The move... more

Malcolm Butler has a truck. The reserve cornerback went from relative anonymity to New England folk hero when he stole a Super Bowl XLIX win for the Patriots with a last-minute goal line interception. Tom Brady was named MVP of the game, but opted... more

Is Calvin Johnson still the best wide receiver on the planet? A second straight year of nagging injuries and human-like production has opened the door for other wideouts to enter the discussion when talking about the NFL's best. Lions fans might... more

Have we seen the last of Wes Welker? Fox Sports 1's Mike Garafolo reported Tuesday that a history of head injuries and a steep decline in production has the 33-year-old wide receiver contemplating retirement after 11 seasons, according to sources.... more

Richard Sherman will make an attempt to avoid surgery on his injured left elbow. NFL Media's Albert Breer reported Monday that Dr. James Andrews has advised Sherman to try and let his elbow heal on its own, rather than have the surgery, according t... more

The more news that comes out connecting the NFL and Los Angeles, the more it becomes clear the league is determined to get this right after prior false starts in the country's second-largest media market. NFL Media's Albert Breer has obtained a mem... more

With the offseason officially under way, Around The NFL will examine what's next for all 32 teams. The series continues with the New York Jets. What's changing? The Jets have rebooted the machine. Rex Ryan was fired following his fourth... more

The Green Bay Packers are set to make some significant changes along their coaching staff. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Sunday that the Packers plan to elevate offensive coordinator Tom Clements to associate head coach and have him assu... more

Truth: Cam Newton is a multi-millionaire professional football player. He is an example of a person who does not need a college degree to establish a career in the business world. But Cam made a promise. He vowed to his mother that he'd complete hi... more

The last time we checked in on the videography styling of Bianca Wilfork, she was giving us a priceless window into the barbecue and big-man-dancing domination of her husband, Patriots nose tackle Vince Wilfork. On this, the first dark Sunday of th... more

What's next for Mike Wallace and the Miami Dolphins? The veteran wide receiver ended last season on an ugly note after he pulled himself from the lineup during a Week 17 loss to the Jets. Wallace's clashes with the coaching staff and exorbitant pr... more

Greg Hardy is expected to receive significant interest on the free-agent market , but don't expect it to come from the Carolina Panthers. Citing multiple team sources, The Charlotte Observer reported Saturday that the Panthers are not expected to... more

It's a familiar tale by now, but one that doesn't get less painful for fans of the Super Bowl loser. Tens of thousands of T-shirts, caps and sweatshirts had been prepped for sale if the Seahawks finished off their final drive against the Patriots o... more

Welcome to the Around The NFL End Around, a weekly look back at the world of the National Football League. Dan Hanzus serves as your guide. It was a good week for ... 1. Tom Brady: The debate over the best QB ever will rage on , but Brady has a... more

NBC cameras may have declined to show Doug Baldwin's bathroom-inspired Super Bowl touchdown celebration on Sunday, but that doesn't mean the NFL ignored it. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Friday that the league has fined Baldwin $11,025 fo... more

The St. Louis Rams will apparently stay in-house to select their next offensive coordinator. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday that St. Louis is expected to promote quarterbacks coach Frank Cignetti to offensive coordinator, accordin... more

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday " Inside the winning locker room " The crowd was decidedly pro-Seahawks " Welcome to Super Bowl XLIX Wheels up (Mon., 7:30 a.m. MT) A photo posted by Dan... more

Before Patriots safety Malcolm Butler carved out his place in both Patriots and Super Bowl lore on Sunday, he looked eternal NFL infamy right in the eyes. It was Butler who was in coverage on Jermaine Kearse when the Seahawks wide receiver made the... more

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Kam Chancellor is ready for Super Bowl XLIX. The star Seahawks safety told NFL Media's Steve Wyche that he is "good" to go after being put through an aggressive workout to test his knee on Sunday afternoon at University of Phoeni... more

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday One last bash (2 a.m. MT) Bud Light gets me. A day after my harrowing experience at the Playboy party, a crew that included myself, Around The NFL colleague Ma... more

January

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday " And the party begins ... " The NFL Films experience " Dan meets Not Walter White Guy The Associated Press This wasn't a bad welcome after a long wait... more

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday " Katy Perry cracks Lynch jokes " See Darrelle Revis' playlist " 44 LADIES, THAT'S ME! " Tony Romo on the loose XLIX After Dark: Madden Bowl XXI (12:30 a.m.... more

Lynch vs. Blount WRs battle NE pass rush vs. Wilson Revis vs. Sherman Gronk vs. Kam Around the NFL will look at one compelling matchup or comparison each day leading up to Super Bowl XLIX. Today: The top best cornerbacks in footb... more

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday " Dan visits the Sunday Night Football bus. " Faux Doadles, University of Oregon. " Two minutes with Calais Campbell. " Visiting Radio Row. " Let the partie... more

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday " Odell Beckham Jr. got famous. " How busy is Media Day? Incredibly. Incredibly busy. " Media Day is here. Costume Power Rankings (4:30 p.m. MT) Media Day i... more

A photo posted by Dan Hanzus (@dhanzus) on Jan 27, 2015 at 12:14pm PST PHOENIX -- Michael Bennett was born for Media Day. Stand next to the Seahawks defensive lineman for five minutes and you'll get more interesting quotes than the Patriots w... more

PHOENIX -- If you've come to Rob Gronkowski for nuanced discussion on deflated footballs at Media Day, your common sense has failed you in a disturbing manner. The Patriots' tight end said he doesn't know anything about what does or does not happen... more

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday " Life at the Media Center. " This is how it starts. Here's a thing that exists ... (6:30 p.m. MT) A photo posted by Dan Hanzus (@dhanzus) on Jan 26, 2015 at... more

Bill Belichick's impromptu Saturday press conference was fascinating for numerous reasons, but perhaps the most surreal moment came when the Patriots coach cited a character from a 23-year-old movie in explaining his naïveté in matters of ball... more

You are going to the Super Bowl. That's very cool. Hopefully you're a Seahawks or Patriots fan. That makes things even better. If you're a Packers fan who splurged on tickets early in the fourth quarter last Sunday and still decided to come, well,... more

Jeremy Lane is of the unique opinion that Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski isn't that good at football. Seahawks coach Pete Carroll told reporters Friday that his cornerback's comments come from a place of ignorance. "Jeremy just hasn't watched... more

Welcome to the Around The NFL End Around, a weekly look back at the world of the National Football League. Dan Hanzus serves as your guide. It was a good week for ... 1. The Seahawks: You win the NFC title game in miraculous fashion on Sunda... more

We may be watching the beginning of the end of Trent Richardson's tenure with the Indianapolis Colts. General manager Ryan Grigson said at a news conference Friday that Richardson was suspended for two games. The Colts told NFL Media that Richardso... more

The Cleveland Browns might have avoided a "dark cloud" by moving on from Kyle Shanahan, but their new offensive coordinator will put the team in a worse position if they don't employ the right scheme for Johnny Manziel. That according to former Br... more

The New England Patriots would probably give just about anything to make the deflated football saga go away. Ravens defensive end Chris Canty believes the AFC Championship Game incident is just the latest in a pattern of rule-bending behavior from a... more

Andrew Luck got shut out of the Super Bowl on Sunday. The Pro Bowl continues to welcome the Colts quarterback with open arms. Team Carter made Luck the first selection in the Pro Bowl Draft on Wednesday night. This is the second consecutive year Lu... more

Adam Gase has found a new job with a familiar boss. Gase has been hired as the offensive coordinator of the Chicago Bears, the team announced Wednesday. The two sides have agreed on a three-year deal, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a... more

David Lee spent the last two years in his role as Jets quarterbacks coach attempting to make Geno Smith a viable NFL starter. It was difficult work, and not always successful. Lee has followed Rex Ryan to Buffalo, where he's taken the same position... more

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones acknowledged last week it will be a challenge to bring back Dez Bryant and DeMarco Murray in 2015. Both offensive stars are on track to reach free agency and the Cowboys' salary-cap situation likely doesn't allow the team... more

Brandon Browner is of the opinion that we shouldn't put much into the deflated football saga involving the New England Patriots. As Browner sees it, any talk about PSI and pigskin is irrelevant seeing as how the AFC Championship Game turned out... more

The Cowboys haven't seen much return on their investment in Morris Claiborne, but that doesn't mean they're about to give up on the former first-round pick. Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones was asked Tuesday if Claiborne has done enough in... more

Morgan Burnett says he has no regrets about his decision to slide down after his fourth-quarter interception appeared to seal a trip to the Super Bowl for the Green Bay Packers. Another view of the play tells us maybe he should. On Tuesday, NFL... more

Gary Kubiak was introduced as the 15th head coach in Denver Broncos history on Tuesday. Not surprisingly, the first question from reporters concerned the uncertain future of Peyton Manning. "Yes, we have talked. We talked a couple of days ago at le... more

The Oakland Raiders have made another key addition to their coaching staff. Bill Musgrave will be the team's new offensive coordinator, NFL Media columnist Michael Silver reported Monday. The team later announced the hire. Musgrave comes to Oaklan... more

There was a time when Reggie Wayne getting shut out in a playoff game was inconceivable. After Sunday, it's happened two weeks in a row. At 36 and coming off one of his least productive seasons, it's fair to wonder if Wayne has reached the end of t... more

Tests have revealed promising news for the Seattle Seahawks and star cornerback Richard Sherman. NFL Media's Albert Breer reported Monday that an MRI showed that Sherman suffered a sprained elbow during Sunday's NFC Championship Game win over the... more

There are bad losses. There are sickening losses. And then there's what happened to the Packers on Sunday in Seattle . Had even one of multiple scenarios played out differently, it might have been the Packers representing the NFC in the Super Bowl... more

The Seahawks will head to Arizona in two weeks with a chance to become the NFL's first back-to-back Super Bowl champion since 2005. It's fitting the team standing in their way is the Patriots, who are the last franchise to repeat as Lombardi winners.... more

The Seahawks pulled off an unlikely comeback win in the NFC Championship Game on Sunday. So unlikely, in fact, that some members of the famed fanbase ended the game on the outside looking in. With the Seahawks trailing the Packers by double-digits... more

Aaron Rodgers stood at the podium after Sunday's crushing 28-22 NFC Championship Game loss to the Seahawks because that's what the franchise quarterback has to do. It's part of the gig. For five minutes, he answered questions about what was -- by... more

Welcome to the Around The NFL End Around, a weekly look back at the world of the National Football League. Dan Hanzus serves as your guide. It was a good week for ... 1. Jim Tomsula: He may look like the most dependable player on the local Elks... more

We're one day removed from Ray Lewis' butterfly theory . The former Ravens linebacker and current ESPN analyst caused a stir Wednesday when he told SiriusXM Mad Dog Radio that the tuck rule -- a reference to the 2002 playoff game between the Patrio... more

During his introductory press conference on Wednesday, Rex Ryan reminded us what made Rex Ryan so entertaining in the first place. The swagger, the one-liners, the remarkable self-assuredness -- it was all there. But after Ryan's opening remarks w... more

Steve Smith's debut season with the Ravens was a success. The team is giving him space before he decides what's next. Smith finished his 14th season with 79 receptions for 1,069 yards and six touchdowns. After a 100-yard effort against the Steelers... more

The Seahawks delivered another dominant display of defense in 2014, becoming the first team since the 1969-71 Vikings to lead the league in scoring defense for three consecutive seasons. It's been a prolonged run of excellence for Pete Carroll's... more

Ravens offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak said he's happy right where he is. That's about to be put to the test. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday that the Broncos have put in a formal request to speak with Kubiak about their... more

Marshawn Lynch's famous aversion to the media makes him something of a mystery to the general public. We know that he's super thankful , and loves Oakland and action  and Skittles. That's about it. Perhaps we can glean some insight from a former... more

Tom Brady will play in the ninth AFC Championship Game of his career on Sunday. According to Ray Lewis, he has a now-stricken bylaw in the NFL rulebook to thank for his vast success. Lewis, the former Ravens linebacker who now serves as an analyst... more

This was the Rex Ryan we remember. Ryan stepped up to a new podium on Wednesday and went into his old bag of tricks. Gone was the coach who had the bluster slowly drained out of him by the end of his six-year tenure with the Jets. This was early-pe... more

Tom Brady has always been an intense competitor on the field. It's part of his charm -- the mild-mannered GQ quarterback who takes on the personality of a professional wrestler once he steps between the lines. Brady was particularly animated during... more

One half of the Jets' management rebuild is complete. The team announced Tuesday that Mike Maccagnan has been named the team's new general manager. Maccagnan replaces John Idzik, who was fired last month after two years on the job. "We interviewe... more

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones explained last week that he wasn't ready to turn his attention to an extension for coach Jason Garrett. It appears that time is now. The Cowboys completed a new five-year deal with their coach worth $30 million, NFL Media... more

John Elway gave a simple answer when asked why John Fox was no longer the coach of the Denver Broncos. "I think the main thing between John and I was we disagreed how to get to the next level," Elway said during a Tuesday news conference at Broncos... more

Antonio Gates wasn't supposed to be good anymore. It was more than three years ago that a Chargers source reportedly said the veteran tight end looked "old and fat" and was showing signs of decline. It was a disrespectful thing to say about one of... more

The Broncos and John Fox sent shockwaves through the NFL with their mutual decision to part ways on Monday. Now the fallout: Who will replace Fox on the sideline, and how will that decision impact the future of Peyton Manning? The speculation start... more

Move over "Omaha." We're living in a "New York Bozo" world now. During the Packers' Divisional Round playoff win over the Cowboys on Sunday, Aaron Rodgers peered over the line of scrimmage and barked out the mysterious phrase. FOX mics picked it u... more

Russell Wilson showed last year he has the ability to raise his game when the stakes are at their highest. We saw it again during Saturday's Divisional Round playoff win over the Panthers. This was especially so on third down. In that money spot,... more

Tony Romo almost had his moment. With the stakes at their highest late in Sunday's divisional playoff matchup against the Packers, the Cowboys quarterback delivered a perfect throw to Dez Bryant on fourth-and-2. You know what happened next. Bryan... more

Peyton Manning might have watched his last best chance to win another Super Bowl turn to dust. It's fitting he was turned away by the quarterback who replaced him in Indianapolis and may one day surpass him in the record books. You're going to hear... more

How's this for an image? Dez Bryant is wandering around the Cowboys locker room, trying to wrap his head around the most crushing loss of his five-year NFL career. Officials had overturned his fourth-down 31-yard reception late in the fourth quart... more

Mike McCarthy was unsuccessful in his first six replay challenges of the season. He hit big on lucky number seven. After Dez Bryant's leaping 31-yard reception set the Cowboys up at the 1-yard line with 4:42 to play and Green Bay clinging to a... more

Welcome to the Around The NFL End Around, a weekly look back at the world of the National Football League. Dan Hanzus serves as your guide. It was a good week for ... 1. Rob Gronkowski: The unanimous All-Pro fulfilled a life dream (not an... more

The people running the Titans Twitter feed had a cute thought. The pitch probably went something like this: "OK, so the 15th anniversary of the Music City Miracle is coming up. As we know, there was no social media way back in 2000. But what if we... more

The Chicago Bears announced Thursday that they have reached an agreement with Ryan Pace to become the team's new general manager. Pace comes to Chicago after spending 14 seasons in the front office of the Saints, where he had a deep background in p... more

The Pittsburgh Steelers are coming off the greatest statistical season on offense in franchise history. That appears to have paid dividends for offensive coordinator Todd Haley. Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported Wednesday that H... more

Now President Barack Obama has chimed in on The PI Call That Wasn't . The POTUS couldn't help but feel for the Lions after a controversial 24-20 playoff ouster at the hands of the Cowboys on Sunday. Obama, like many who disagreed with the decision... more

When Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett looks at the Panthers, he sees a lot of his own team. "It's kind of weird playing them, because it's almost like you're looking in the mirror," Bennett said this week, according to The Daily Herald . "It'... more

Here is a post about a gigantic, absurd, strangely beautiful, potentially offensive food item soon to be offered at Lambeau Field. It's called the "Big Game Burger", a 3.5-pound testament to beef, cheese, cholesterol and digestive system destructio... more

Jason Garrett doesn't have a contract beyond this year. You'd think that would be cause for alarm for the Cowboys, who kept the faith in their head coach and were rewarded with a 12-4 season followed by Sunday's wild playoff win. During a Wednesd... more

Julian Edelman's regular season came to an abrupt end when the Patriots wide receiver suffered a concussion in Week 15. Before the injury, Edelman had enjoyed the best season of his career with 92 catches for 972 yards and four touchdowns. Now back... more

We take a brief detour from our collective postseason adventure to pick up the Hard Knocks beat. As fans of the documentary series are no doubt aware, NFL owners passed a resolution in 2013 stating that teams can avoid mandatory inclusion in Hard... more

We have another job opening in the offensive coordinator ranks. The University of Georgia announced Wednesday that Brian Schottenheimer has left his post as offensive coordinator of the Rams to join the school in the same role. "This is a great... more

Odell Beckham Jr. is now what he should have been in the first place: A Pro Bowler. The Giants wide receiver was added to the Pro Bowl roster on Wednesday after Calvin Johnson pulled out of the game due to injury. "It is definitely awesome," Beck... more

T.Y. Hilton has emerged as one of the best young receivers in football. His partnership with Andrew Luck could one day put him on even footing with Marvin Harrison and Reggie Wayne in Colts lore. That's what made Sunday's hiccups against the Bengal... more

Aaron Rodgers and the Packers won Super Bowl XLV on Feb. 6, 2011. They've gone 1-3 in the playoffs since. Silver: The Toast of Titletown Aaron Rodgers is becoming an NFL icon, but the QB's path to greatness hasn't been paved in gold. Michael Silv... more

Dan Hanzus takes questions from you, the reader, and answers them in the latest Around The NFL Mailbag. @AroundTheNFL if Jerry Jones invited you into his suite for a playoff game - would you go? Could you handle the exposure? #ATNFLmailbag â??... more

Adam Vinatieri set a Colts team record on Sunday when he drilled a 53-yard field during a Wild Card playoff win over the Bengals. Less than 24 hours later, the 42-year-old Canton candidate received a notice that he'd been "randomly selected by the... more

Josh McCown gave his career new life -- and his bank account a sweet upgrade -- after a season under Marc Trestman in Chicago. Could the pair be headed for a reunion ? NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that the Buccaneers have intervie... more

Dez Bryant left himself wide open for a custom pair of goat horns when he charged onto the field to protest a pass interference call against the Cowboys late in Sunday's Wild Card matchup against the Lions. It was the pass interference call , of... more

In case you were wondering, Andy Dalton remains very much in the plans of the Cincinnati Bengals. At least, according to the head coach. Marvin Lewis spoke optimistically of his embattled quarterback Monday, one day after the Bengals went one-and-d... more

Aaron Rodgers is not an old man. At 31, the MVP favorite is very much in the prime of his career. But 31 is practically ancient on the Green Bay Packers. Rodgers is actually the third-oldest player on the team. That age gap, along with Rodgers' des... more

Dez Bryant is Tony Romo's top receiver on the Cowboys, but that's not where the quarterback was looking when the game was on the line Sunday against the Lions. Trailing 20-17 and facing a fourth-and-6 at the Cowboys 42 with six minutes to play, Ro... more

Ndamukong Suh has always presented a stoic front in his dealings with the media. He couldn't hide his emotions Sunday night. Following the Lions' season-ending 24-20 loss to the Cowboys, a teary-eyed Suh was forced to step away from the podium at... more

Tony Romo continues to re-write his story. The Cowboys quarterback threw an 8-yard touchdown pass to Terrance Williams with 2:32 to play on Sunday, the go-ahead score in a wild 24-20 win over the Lions in Arlington. This game will be remembered fo... more

While the Bengals privately wonder if they've hitched themselves to the wrong wagon , the Colts rest easy knowing they'll remain in excellent hands for years to come. Andrew Luck didn't put up the best numbers of his career in Sunday's 26-10 Wild C... more

Bill Cowher's name always seems to come up this time of year. The former coach stepped away from the sideline in 2007 after 15 seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Cowher posted an impressive record of 149-90-1 in Pittsburgh with a Super Bowl titl... more

Welcome to the Around The NFL End Around, a weekly look back at the world of the National Football League. Dan Hanzus serves as your guide. It was a good week for ... 1. Doug Marrone: Marrone bailed on the Bills, lake-effect blizzards and EJ Man... more

Add another high-profile name to the 49ers' list of head-coaching candidates. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported on Saturday's NFL GameDay Morning  that the Niners have interviewed former Redskins coach Mike Shanahan. Niners officials had alre... more

December

The Buffalo Bills are down a head coach . Could a hero from their past step into the void? NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday that Buffalo will have strong interest in former Bills quarterback and current Chargers offensive coordina... more

Barry Church will have payback on his mind when the Cowboys meet the Lions in Sunday's Wild Card matchup . The Cowboys' safety told a Dallas radio station on Wednesday that he plans to even the score with Lions wide receiver Golden Tate, who levele... more

And just like that, another wave of optimism crests too soon for the Buffalo Bills. Doug Marrone opted out of his contract with the team on Wednesday, ending a promising year in Orchard Park on a sour note. Marrone, said to be widely respected in... more

Philip Rivers will be a free agent after the 2015 season. Don't expect the Chargers' franchise quarterback to reach the open market. General manager Tom Telesco said Wednesday the team "definitely" will work on a long-term deal for Rivers, accordin... more

Rex Ryan is a man in demand for NFL teams on the hunt for a new head coach. NFL Media's Kimberly Jones reported Tuesday that the erstwhile New York Jets coach has interviews scheduled with the Atlanta Falcons and San Francisco 49ers for their... more

The Dallas Cowboys have seen the last of Henry Melton this season. The veteran defensive tackle was placed on injured reserve on Tuesday due to a bone bruise to his right knee. Melton suffered the injury during the Cowboys' Week 17 win over the... more

The Detroit Lions will have Ndamukong Suh on the field for Sunday's Wild Card matchup against the Dallas Cowboys. Suh won his appeal Tuesday of the one-game suspension handed down  for stepping on Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers in Sunday's loss... more

Aaron Rodgers gets two weeks of rest before the Packers play their next game. It sounds like he'll need it. During his weekly spot on ESPN Radio, Rodgers said that he's feeling "a little better" after two days of treatment on his injured calf. The... more

Robert Griffin III will remain in the Redskins' plans for 2015. Whether he can regain his starting job is another matter. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that both Griffin and Redskin coach Jay Gruden are expected to return in 2015.... more

The popular belief when the Jets punted on the opportunity to re-sign Darrelle Revis in the offseason was that team owner Woody Johnson didn't want to get back into business with a talented player who had repeatedly engaged in contract battles. In... more

Tom Brady has once again reworked his contract with the goal of giving the Patriots more spending money in the offseason. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport confirmed Monday that Brady has removed the "skill" guarantee in his contract, according to a s... more

Johnny Manziel wants you to know he did not throw a party on Friday night. The rookie quarterback said his night prior to showing up late for a Saturday treatment session at Browns headquarters included just three friends visiting from Texas. Manzi... more

Tom Coughlin will be back with the New York Giants in 2015. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that Coughlin has been told his job is safe, per a team source. The move comes one day after the Giants finished a 6-10 season with a loss to... more

The 49ers and Jim Harbaugh officially parted ways on Sunday after four seasons, three NFC title game appearances and one trip to the Super Bowl. Harbaugh leaves behind big shoes and a ton of gobble-gobble turkey in his wake. Here are 10 moments that... more

The Green Bay Packers clinched the NFC North and a first-round bye in the NFC playoffs with a 30-20 win over the Detroit Lions on Sunday. Our takeaways: 1. This game took a dark turn for the Packers when Aaron Rodgers collapsed to the turf after... more

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers exited Sunday's game against the Lions after aggravating a left calf injury. Rodgers suffered the non-contact injury moments before throwing a 4-yard touchdown pass to Randall Cobb in the second quarter. He remaine... more

The Rex Ryan era in New York came to a likely conclusion on Sunday with a 37-24 win over the Miami Dolphins. Our takeaways: 1. The game ended with Rex Ryan getting doused with Gatorade. How many coaches have received that honor after wrapping a 4... more

The New Orleans Saints ended a deeply disappointing season on a positive note with a come-from-behind 23-20 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday. Our takeaways: 1. It's official: The Buccaneers hold the No. 1 pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. It... more

Three months ago, Victor Cruz was universally viewed as the Giants' biggest star at wide receiver. Much has changed. On Oct. 12, Cruz suffered a torn patellar tendon in his knee that required surgery and months of rehab. In Cruz's absence, Odell... more

The search for the next coach of the Oakland Raiders is about to ramp up. Raiders owner Mark Davis told Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News on Tuesday night that he plans to start interviewing head-coaching candidates next week . Davis will b... more

Browns veterans continue to challenge rookie cornerback Justin Gilbert through the media. On Monday, linebacker Karlos Dansby questioned whether Gilbert -- the eighth overall pick in May's draft -- could make the transition to the NFL. On Tuesday,... more

The Patriots will be the AFC's No. 1 playoff seed whether they win or lose in their regular-season finale against the Bills. Tom Brady wants to play Sunday so the offense can work out some kinks. Vince Wilfork has other reasons to be on the field... more

Lions center Dominic Raiola has been suspended one game by the NFL after what appeared to be a blatant act of unsportsmanlike conduct during Sunday's win over the Bears. In the third quarter, a stumbling Raiola stomped on the right ankle of Bears... more

Manti Te'o played every defensive snap in the Chargers' dramatic prime-time win over the 49ers on Saturday night. Now two seasons into his NFL career, Te'o has gained some distance from the embarrassing fake-girlfriend scandal that marred the end... more

The Patriots clinched home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs following the Broncos' Monday night loss to the Bengals. With nothing to play for in Week 17, Bill Belichick could be tempted to rest his core players in Sunday's season final... more

Rex Grossman decided there's no place like home for the holidays. Tyler Thigpen just wants to play football . Thigpen has signed with the Browns, the team announced on Tuesday. Cleveland needed to add another quarterback with Brian Hoyer dealing... more

Rolando McClain has had an excellent year on the field for the Dallas Cowboys. He'll prepare for Week 17 with some distractions after his home in Lake Tuscaloosa, Alabama, burned to the ground on Monday evening. A Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office... more

Shortly before the Cardinals' Sunday night loss to the Seahawks, ProFootballTalk's Mike Florio reported on NBC that Arizona had no plans to release wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald after the season. Fitzgerald's future in Arizona has been the subjec... more

The Cowboys are NFC East champions and Tony Romo is piling up numbers that can be favorably compared with any quarterback in football. After Sunday's 42-7 win over the Colts, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones began the push to put Romo on the NFL MVP radar.... more

The Rams and Giants brawled on the sidelines of the Edward Jones Dome on Sunday. It all started with a touchdown celebration by Odell Beckham Jr. After scoring on a 9-yard reception in the first quarter, the Giants' rookie phenom spun the ball on... more

The Eagles saw their postseason hopes evaporate on Sunday. Chip Kelly will still ask Mark Sanchez to take the team to the finish line. The Eagles coach said Monday that Sanchez, not Matt Barkley, will be the starter for Philadelphia's Week 17 match... more

The New York Giants did whatever they wanted to the St. Louis Rams defense in a 37-27 win on Sunday at the Edward Jones Dome. Our takeaways: 1. More magic from Odell Beckham Jr. The Giants' rookie phenom torched an overmatched St. Louis secondary... more

Bad blood between the Giants and Rams led to a sideline brawl and four ejections on Sunday at the Edward Jones Dome. The fracas began after Rams linebacker Alec Ogletree delivered a late hit on Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham, pushing the rooki... more

Joe Philbin will return as coach of the Miami Dolphins in 2015. Dolphins owner Stephen Ross made the surprise announcement after Miami's dramatic 37-35 win over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. "Here's a Christmas present," Ross told reporters,... more

The New England Patriots clinched a postseason bye and kept themselves in position for the No. 1 seed with a 17-16 win over the New York Jets on Sunday. Our takeaways: 1. The Patriots become the first team in NFL history to secure a first-round... more

Chris Borland made an instant impact when given the opportunity this season, earning buzz as a Defensive Rookie of the Year candidate. His rookie campaign is now over. The San Francisco 49ers placed November's NFL Defensive Rookie of the Month on... more

Welcome to the Around The NFL End Around, a weekly look back at the world of the National Football League. Dan Hanzus serves as your guide. It was a good week for ... 1. Jags game-day experience manager: Dude is working hard . Pool parties, clos... more

The Jacksonville Jaguars moved out of the cellar in the AFC South with a 21-13 win over the Tennessee Titans in the final Thursday Night Football matchup of the season. Our takeaways: 1. After an extremely slow start, the Jaguars offense did some... more

J.J. Watt is widely regarded as the greatest defensive player on the planet. Sheldon Richardson believes he should be in that conversation. The Jets defensive tackle took Defensive Rookie of the Year honors in 2013 and has been a bright spot in a l... more

Michael Vick will turn 35 next June. There's a good chance he'll be on his third team in as many years when he blows out the candles. Despite his advanced age and tenuous job security, Vick believes he can still be the type of quarterback a team ca... more

Bears coach Marc Trestman benched his starting quarterback on Wednesday. The next step was to explain why. Trestman told reporters Thursday that the decision to start Jimmy Clausen over Jay Cutler on Sunday against the Lions was strictly... more

Those who enjoy shocking NFL news -- and really, who doesn't? -- received an early Christmas present on Wednesday with word out of Chicago that Jay Cutler has been benched . Since we're all about recklessly premature speculation, let's take a look... more

The San Francisco 49ers have released defensive end Ray McDonald, following the San Jose Police Department announcement that McDonald is being investigated for a possible sexual assault . General manager Trent Baalke announced the move during a... more

Pete Carroll and Jim Harbaugh have had what can be termed as a healthy rivalry going back to their days as top-tier college coaches. Five years after "What's your deal? " and after four years of rugged battles in the NFC West, the two coaches will... more

Aaron Rodgers is having a tremendous season. The type of season that will likely end with him collecting his second MVP award. That's what made Sunday's performance against the Bills such a stunner. The Packers' quarterback set career lows in... more

Keenan Allen has likely played his final snap of 2014. The Chargers announced Tuesday that Allen is not expected to play Saturday against the 49ers after suffering a broken collarbone and an ankle injury during Sunday's loss to the Broncos. San... more