Ian Rapoport

Ian Rapoport


NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport has covered the league since 2009, previously serving as Patriots beat reporter for the Boston Herald for three seasons. Now based in New York City, he also has covered the Alabama Crimson Tide for the Birmingham News and Mississippi State for the Jackson Clarion-Ledger.


When the 2018 season ended, Miami Dolphins officials said publicly that they were still evaluating the quarterback position and how it related to former starter Ryan Tannehill. But with Tannehill not hearing from new head coach Brian Flores or genera... more

With each loss, the questions about Jason Garrett's job status have increased. Three defeats in a row, with the latest coming to the lowly New York Jets, have led to open season on the Dallas Cowboys head coach. Some have even wondered if a loss to... more

A storyline that dominated the NFL landscape for the past month exploded on Tuesday night, as Jalen Ramsey was traded to the Los Angeles Rams for the two first-round picks that the Jaguars wanted, plus an additional fourth-rounder. Ramsey's back was... more

Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank hears and feels the disappointment with how the season has gone, noting that as bad as the fans feel, he feels just as terrible. When you start off the season with playoff aspirations, and now sit at 1-5 -- with t... more

Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank maintained an optimistic tone this week about his football operation and head coach Dan Quinn despite last week's blowout loss to the Houston Texans. According to people familiar with Blank's thinking, the owner w... more

No one can tell if it will translate to wins. But at the least, players and those employed by the Washington Redskins feel more comfortable about practice this week than they did over the last month or so. The sprints after practice got the headlin... more

The Carolina Panthers will start Kyle Allen at quarterback once again on Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in London, his fourth start in a row -- with three wins so far. After that, it could get interesting. Publicly and privately, the Panth... more

Oakland Raiders linebacker Vontaze Burfict is back home today while his team plays in London, preparing for his appeals hearing at 2 p.m. on Tuesday. Earlier in the week, the NFL made his path back to the field a bit harder, handing down a season-lon... more

With his playing career on hold as the NFL investigates him, free agent receiver Antonio Brown and his legal team now turn their attention to the courts. Brown's long-awaited grievances against the Oakland Raiders and New England Patriots have been... more


When Melvin Gordon contacted trainer Todd Durkin, training camp had already begun -- without the Chargers star running back. Gordon was holding out and in need of a workout routine that would put him in football shape as quickly as possible. A day... more

Lamar Jackson may not have reacted, but he felt it. When he was criticized during the pre-draft process or doubted endlessly last year when he took over for starter Joe Flacco, or anything in between -- the Baltimore Ravens' starter felt it. That's... more

Editor's note: Brown posted on Twitter later Sunday morning that he's done playing in the NFL. The New England Patriots moved on from Antonio Brown Friday afternoon, unceremoniously releasing him after just one game . But the NFL's investigation... more

Jaguars quarterback Nick Foles won't be on the sidelines today as his team takes on the Texans, as he is unable to travel per doctor's orders in the wake of surgery to repair his collarbone. Instead, as Gardner Minshew II takes over, Foles will watch... more

The Patriots faced the Dolphins today and wideout Antonio Brown took the field for the first time with his new team. Brown practiced every day during the week, and was expected to be a real part of the game plan. To that end, Brown stayed until 10... more

The Chargers are beginning the season without running back Melvin Gordon, as one of their stars is still holding out. And the plan is for that to continue for some time. Sources say that Gordon, who missed training camp because of his desire for a... more


Tom Brady won't be the only franchise quarterback playing out his contract. Add Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers to the list. Sources say that the team and its star quarterback are both in agreement that the likely scenario is for Riv... more


Through two negotiating sessions centered around extending the current Collective Bargaining Agreement, talks between the NFL and NFLPA have been described as "cordial" and "amicable" by multiple sources. While sources on both sides mention how ear... more


Washington Redskins star left tackle Trent Williams has spent the last several weeks dealing with a medical scare that at one time appeared to be very serious. Now, sources say, Williams should be ready for training camp. Williams' health issue was... more


Mississippi State defensive end Montez Sweat, who rose to the national spotlight with his performance at the Senior Bowl and on the field in Indianapolis at the 2019 NFL Scouting Combine, has medical news that may make some teams do an in-depth analy... more


Had things worked out a little differently for cornerback Aqib Talib, he'd be playing for the other team in Super Bowl LIII. Sources say that while the Rams made the best offer to finalize a trade with the Broncos for Talib, the Patriots were the o... more

The final interview Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski did this week, with NFL Network, included one last question about retirement. To which Gronkowski responded, "Yes. No. Maybe so." Then laughed. Speculation that the future Hall of Famer is playi... more

In six of his first 12 games, Rams running back Todd Gurley had 20 or more carries. In today's pass-happy NFL, those are numbers of a workhorse. At least in Super Bowl LIII on Sunday night, that is unlikely to be the case. Based on a variety of fac... more

While the New England Patriots take the field today at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, amid the bright lights of the Super Bowl, Josh Gordon watches from a far quieter venue. Gordon, who remains†indefinitely suspended by the NFL for repeated violations of... more


While his former team plays Sunday in the AFC Championship Game against the Patriots, Kareem Hunt stays away from the spotlight. The 2017 rushing leader and former Chiefs running back hasn't spoken publicly since the days after he was released and p... more

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski took many months following the 2017 season to decide that he wanted to play this season. Expect him to be in a similar situation following 2018. And some people close to him believe Gronkowski's decisio... more

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady never eased off the gas to end the regular season, playing deep into New England's Week 17 win over the Jets. That win clinched a playoff bye. And as New England prepares to face the Chargers today in a Divisional Rou... more

While Eagles quarterback Nick Foles takes the field today, the hope in Philadelphia is that any questions about his offseason wait a few weeks. As far as they are concerned, they can discuss it in February. Whenever it's over for the Eagles, they w... more

Chargers tight end Hunter Henry will spend today's game watching, his miraculous return from ACL surgery put on hold for at least a week. Henry was not activated Saturday before the deadline so he's not on the active roster, but he is likely to be... more

It didn't take the failed fourth-down attempt that cost them a win to tell Colts general manager Chris Ballard what he had in head coach Frank Reich. He knew 30 minutes into their interview in February. But Reich's decision, and his reaction to it,... more

On Wednesday, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said he hasn't spoken to wide receiver Antonio Brown since the team's final regular season tilt. During Tomlin's press conference where he fielded questions about Brown, the receiver elected to... more


NFC coaches AFC coaches After Sunday's games, the playoff field will be set. Twelve teams will be in and the rest will be left figuring out how to be in next year. Of course, there will be changes. Teams will huddle Monday and discuss them,... more

NFC coaches AFC coaches After Sunday's games, the playoff field will be set. Twelve teams will be in and the rest will be left figuring out how to be in next year. Of course, there will be changes. Teams will huddle Monday and discuss them,... more

With just two games left in the regular season, many teams guaranteed to miss the playoffs have accepted their fate. They are mathematically eliminated and have their eyes on next season, while weighing what will change. For at least two 2017 playo... more

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald is once again in the spotlight, as he prepares to play what might be his last game in an NFL uniform at State Farm Stadium. As always, he's been noncommittal about his future, planning to take his tim... more

When the Eagles re-worked Nick Foles' contract before the season, it drew great fanfare. That happens when the Super Bowl MVP gets a dramatic adjustment to his deal. But after Foles headed to the bench in Week 3, talk of his contract ended. So did th... more

A few months ago, the Oakland Raiders carefully waded through possible destinations for star pass-rusher Khalil Mack, hoping to find a team that would net them the most value for future draft picks. The Chicago Bears haven't complied. With the Bears... more

More than a week after former Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt was caught on video attacking a woman in an incident that brought his playing career to a screeching halt, he seems to be taking steps in the right direction. According to sources with... more

Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray now has a Heisman Trophy on his resume, a somewhat surprising highlight to one of the most star-studded seasons in college football. And according to his baseball agent, college is where his football career will end... more

Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton's season has ended on injured reserve, but his future for 2019 is secure. Sources say the starter is expected to be back next season, and his thumb surgery won't change that. The status of his head coach is much more... more

Ray Rice read about the situation surrounding now-former Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt. He saw the video and thought the same thing everyone else did. "You look back at it and obviously you see some similarities between what happened in my... more

Recently released †Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt will learn his immediate fate on Monday at 4 p.m. ET when the waiver wire comes out. Hunt might not learn until the offseason when he'll be allowed to step on a field for an NFL team agai... more


Bruce Arians is serious. The retired former Arizona Cardinals coach, who joined the media ranks this year, said this week his retirement from head coaching might not last a year. In an interview with, Arians was asked about his coaching f... more

The last time Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott made news with The Salvation Army Kettle, he jumped into it. It was 2016, and Elliott's post-touchdown plunge against the Buccaneers led to a spike in donation. History may repeat itself. On Thursd... more

When Washington Redskins quarterback Alex Smith broke his leg and saw his season end , it did more than install Colt McCoy as the starter. It also opened the door for McCoy to possibly play his way into free agency. According to the terms of McCoy'... more

Former NFL head coach Gary Kubiak might find himself back on the sidelines next season, but not as a head coach. Sources say several potential head-coaching candidates view Kubiak as a viable possibility for an offensive coordinator post, an opport... more

The uproar over the disastrous loss a week ago has died down. The football world has moved on from the New York Jets, which is what happens when a team goes on a bye. But while players and coaches collect themselves and self-scout during the off w... more

The whirlwind week that was supposed to mark Dez Bryant's triumphant return to football ended in heartbreak. Bryant suffered a torn Achilles during his second practice with the Saints, and was placed on injured reserve. Bryant, who is set to und... more

The passing of Seattle Seahawks owner Paul Allen last month not only took an iconic visionary too soon but also threw the future of his football franchise into flux. Allen's death due to complications from non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma led to questions abo... more

The untold story of Malcolm Butler's Super Bowl LII benching might, in fact, remain untold. There are still several people directly involved who don't know all the details. But during the free agency period that immediately followed, Butler remaine... more

The fairy tale that played out on national TV last Thursday night is expected to continue. San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan held off making an announcement this week so he could talk directly to his players, but it would be a major surp... more

The Baltimore Ravens' game against the Steelers on Sunday isn't just important because Baltimore is in third place in the AFC North and losers of two straight. It could also have a serious impact on coach John Harbaugh's future. Pressure is mounti... more


As the losses mount in Cleveland, so does the frustration. Three defeats in their last four games, coupled with a curious public debate surrounding the offense, has put the Browns in a similar and maddening position. If it's not resolved, change w... more

The trade deadline looms on Tuesday, and if DeSean Jackson has his way, he will be heavily involved in it. The veteran Pro Bowl receiver recently requested a trade from the Bucs, sources say, as Jackson hopes to find a team that can better make use... more

The Jets missed on their first target in free agency this past offseason, a big swing at the top quarterback available. And they couldn't be happier. From all sides in the organization, it's unanimous that the Jets are pleased that it worked out as... more

Steelers owner Art Rooney II took a deep breath, seemingly considering his responses about all his team had dealt with the last few months. He chose his words carefully. Was he surprised the Le'Veon Bell saga lasted as long as it has? "Yes," Rooney... more

Little has gone the right way for the Cardinals or Broncos this season and when they face off tonight on Thursday Night Football , the pressure is on. For the Broncos, upper management has been closely monitoring head coach Vance Joseph, with hope... more

Even in the wake of an impressive win over the Giants on a national stage, the Eagles still have questions. Notably, are they going to be able to run the ball? Starter Jay Ajayi is out for the season, both Wendell Smallwood and Corey Clement averag... more

Broncos coach Vance Joseph faces a critical stretch of the season that will be monitored closely by upper management, sources say. Mired in a three-game losing streak -- though one was a near-miss against the high-powered Chiefs -- it's clear the... more

Eagles running back Jay Ajayi was slated to have surgery today on a torn ACL , one that ended his season after just four games and 184 rushing yards. That also complicates things going forward for his free agency. Ajayi's contract is up after 2018,... more

The Ravens ran a creative, somewhat tricky play last week, one involving tight end Maxx Williams lining up behind where the guard would normally line up. The result was a 22-yard pass and a first down. It raised some eyebrows around the league, mai... more

The Green Bay Packers have been here before. At different moments, star quarterback Aaron Rodgers and longtime coach Mike McCarthy appear to not exactly be on the same page. Their words hint at a certain creative tension centered around an offense... more

When the Green Bay Packers began their quest to create Titletown, it was about more than simply developing 45 acres of land around Lambeau Field. It was about staying power. "One of our main goals with Titletown is to make sure the team remains in... more


Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston returns today from his suspension. His status as a backup has mostly remained quiet. But inside a team meeting on Wednesday, the first day of Winston's return, coach Dirk Koetter spoke loudly and clearl... more

During a conference call this week, the NFL competition committee chose not to push for any changes to the roughing the passer rule that has caused so much controversy this season. No changes were proposed regarding defenders putting their body weigh... more

The Cowboys flew to Seattle ready to face the Seahawks and the player they have long coveted -- Earl Thomas. They tried to trade for the star safety before the season, offering a second-round draft pick to try to make it happen. While the two sides... more

Bills cornerback Vontae Davis stunned teammates and coaches -- and the rest of the NFL world -- when he retired mid-game last week. He felt like he was done, and so he was done. But that may not be the end of the story. The Bills are expected to... more

Raiders coach Jon Gruden broke down film a certain way when he was preparing for games in the Monday Night Football booth. That method has not changed now that he's back coaching. But the manner in which he evaluates personnel -- and the people wh... more

The Buccaneers still believe that quarterback Jameis Winston is huge part of their future. When he played in training camp, even throwing to second-stringers, he was their best option behind center. That said, sources say the Bucs might hold off... more

Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz is nearing a return to the football field and sources say he could be cleared for contact as early as this week. The third week of the season has always been a target and Philly's franchise quarterback has progressed... more

During the offseason, while he stayed away from the team and mulled retirement, the Patriots engaged in trade talks centered around star tight end Rob Gronkowski. They had several interested parties, and at one point, it appeared a deal would get don... more

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck has spoken extensively for more than a year about the injuries to his throwing shoulder. He's detailed the issues to his labrum and his new outlook on his football career. But he has never publicly said th... more


When Kirk Cousins agreed to terms to become the Minnesota Vikings' new quarterback, he did more than simply conclude the biggest storyline in free agency. He also put his name on a record-setting, paradigm-shifting, tradition-exploding contract. Co... more


MINNEAPOLIS -- The New England Patriots paid Stephon Gilmore like a top cornerback during free agency, despite having Malcolm Butler already on the roster. Butler remains there, though he was nearly traded to the New Orleans Saints and handed a... more

MINNEAPOLIS -- Philadelphia Eagles executive vice president Howie Roseman, the current executive of the year, has made countless moves to build the roster to a point where his team reached the Super Bowl with a backup quarterback. Traded for the ri... more

MINNEAPOLIS -- Today, the Eagles team that Carson Wentz led most of the season will improbably play the Patriots in Super Bowl LII. A win, of course, will be a milestone. Then on Wednesday, Wentz will have his own milestone. The starting quarterbac... more

MINNEAPOLIS -- While Jimmy Garoppolo's former team plays in Super Bowl LII, the 49ers quarterback is moving closer toward cashing in with his new team. Long-term contract extension negotiations between Garoppolo and the 49ers have gained significan... more


Minnesota Vikings receiver Adam Thielen will play Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles with a chance to reach the Super Bowl in his home state. But he'll be doing so in plenty of pain. The standout receiver suffered a couple slight fractures in h... more

Life as an out-of-work punter is not always glamorous. It's far from the bright lights under which some NFL players perform. In fact, Brock Miller spends his days working for his father's sports mobile app start-up, using his free time to work out... more

Oklahoma State quarterback Mason Rudolph will have to sit out the Senior Bowl because of a left foot sprain that does not require surgery and is now stable, sources say. As frustrating as this is for him, he plans to attend the Senior Bowl for... more

No one can argue that Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley has helped Ben Roethlisberger play his best football. Since Haley took over for Bruce Arians in 2012, Roethlisberger has improved his completion percentage (65.2), yards per game (287.4)... more

It's been nearly two weeks since the regular season ended, and the coaching carousel remains at a standstill. The Oakland Raiders and Chicago Bears filled their coaching vacancies -- and neither move initiated a domino effect of creating other jobs t... more

Soon after his epic, 49-yard touchdown pass to Tyler Boyd that sent the Bills into the playoffs for the first time since 1999, Andy Dalton checked his phone. The Bengals quarterback, still high off the big win to end his season, noticed something fun... more

The Kansas City Chiefs fell to the Tennessee Titans, 22-21 , in Saturday's AFC wild-card playoff game†with quarterback Alex Smith under center -- one of the game's most underrated players despite holding the league's top quarterback rating. And yet... more

During a period of uncertainty in Carolina, the Panthers have made things a little more certain. Carolina is closing in on a contract extension for coach Ron Rivera, multiple sources say, one that will keep him in charge for the foreseeable future.... more


NFC AFC By the time Sunday's slate of games concludes, the fates of 32 teams will be sealed. Twelve teams will go to the playoffs; 20 teams will begin plotting their futures; and plenty of coaching staffs will undergo changes. Here is a... more

NFC AFC By the time Sunday's slate of games concludes, the fates of 32 teams will be sealed. Twelve teams will go to the playoffs; 20 teams will begin plotting their futures; and plenty of coaching staffs will undergo changes. Here is a... more

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians has not yet made a decision on his future. Heading into today's game against the Giants, he hasn't informed team president Michael Bidwill on whether he wants to return, nor has he told general manager Steve Keim. As he... more

The Carolina Panthers face months of uncertainty. Their owner Jerry Richardson has said he plans to sell the team. Their lease with the city is through 2019. Meanwhile, they have an interim GM in Marty Hurney, and coach Ron Rivera is under contract... more

The CT scan results were not black and white. The decision for Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers to take the field Sunday against the Carolina Panthers after a broken collarbone wasn't simple. Instead, a variety of experts weighed in --... more

When Carson Wentz went down with a torn ACL last Sunday, it more than ended his season. It also placed Nick Foles squarely in the spotlight. A sudden starter for a playoff team, Foles is once again charged with the pressure-packed responsibility of... more

A day after Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers underwent the all-important first CT scan to determine how his fractured collarbone is healing, there is still no word on his status. Coach Mike McCarthy called it a medical decision on Monday and said th... more

The status of Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell is once again murky. In late September, the belief was Caldwell had received a multi-year contract extension from the Lions that stretched beyond 2018, insinuating his job would remain safe after this... more

It's a rarity for an NFL team to create a general manager opening midway through the season, yet two teams did it this week. The Browns moved quickly, firing executive vice president Sashi Brown on Thursday and hiring former Chiefs general manager... more

Even with all their success as a family, the Mannings have dealt with disappointment as well: Peyton Manning being released by the Colts in 2012; Cooper learning spinal stenosis meant he couldn't play football; and now, Eli being pulled as the Giant... more


As long a road as it's been for Browns receiver Josh Gordon, he still has one more obstacle to go. In his conditional reinstatement to the NFL, Gordon was given clearance to practice last week with the Browns, and by all accounts, he looked great doi... more

The Saints signed Adrian Peterson to great fanfare in the 2017 offseason, marking one of the biggest storylines of the spring. They drafted Alvin Kamara in the third round and watched him become one of the breakout stars of the season. While Peters... more

As the Redskins take the field tonight against the Giants, they are currently on the outside looking in for the playoffs. They need a win to have a chance to get back into the mix. And beyond 2017, their future at the quarterback position is not ye... more

Heading into an all-important game Sunday against the rival Eagles, the Cowboys are at a critical juncture. Star running back Ezekiel Elliott is serving the second game of his six-game suspension, left tackle Tyron Smith is out again and they're comi... more

The Denver Broncos' losing streak has reached five game, and the angst is now palpable. As Denver prepares to host the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, it will do so with a quarterback situation and an offense under an intense microscope. On Friday... more

This past Monday, Browns owners Jimmy and Dee Haslam met with their players en masse to offer support and context, while also detailing their thoughts on the trying season, sources say. It was not the first time the Haslams have met with the team,... more

It was two days after the most difficult day in the pocket of his career. Dak Prescott was sacked eight times in Sunday's loss to the Atlanta Falcons, with Adrian Clayborn registering a whopping six of them. Undeterred and ready to move on to this we... more

New Patriots tight end Martellus Bennett is expected to play Sunday night for his new team, which is a development in itself. After being unceremoniously dumped by the Packers last week, then dumped on by Packers players on social media, it is a fit... more

When the losses began to pile up, the questions about Eli Manning began, as well. Would the Giants take a look at the future of the quarterback position sooner rather than later? Would third-round pick from Cal, QB Davis Webb, a potential heir appa... more

The 49ers acquired Jimmy Garoppolo not for the 2017 season, but beyond. And while coach Kyle Shanahan made some scratch their heads by saying the former Patriots quarterback might not even play this season, it actually makes sense when you understand... more

When the Indianapolis Colts placed quarterback Andrew Luck on injured reserve earlier this week, it wasn't a surprise. The $140-million star hadn't thrown in weeks, time was quickly running out on the season and they had worked out fill-in passers tw... more


The list is long and not-so-distinguished. The Texans have featured nine different starters at quarterback during the tenure of coach Bill O'Brien and general manager Rick Smith, a virtual nonstop carousel of signal-callers. One after another, from... more

When the owners and players left New York City on Tuesday, they vowed to meet again to continue to make progress on how the two sides can work together on social issues. A date has now been identified for the meeting. A source directly involved wi... more

Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Hundley will make his first NFL start Sunday. And based on the way they are planning for the 2017 season, they believe he'll get every other meaningful start, too. Sources say the Packers are not expecting star... more

An offseason full of storylines comes to an end Sunday night . The Falcons play the New England Patriots, a rematch of the epic Super Bowl LI, and finally Atlanta can cease answering questions about their 28-3 lead disappearing as the nation watch... more

Giants cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie spent this weekend in Nashville, attending the homecoming for Tennessee State, his alma mater. From there, he'll spend a day attending to personal matters before heading back to New York. At that point,... more

With an 0-4 start†and a temporary home stadium that has featured loud sections of opposing fans, the start of the 2017 season has not been anything the Chargers imagined. That has led the Chargers, who face the similarly winless Giants today at Met... more

While the media and the public howled about Cam Newton's remarks to a female reporter on Thursday, awaiting an apology, the Panthers quarterback was at practice. He had treatment; he watched film. When he finally picked up his phone late in the... more

The video quickly went viral, with 30,000 retweets and 57,000 likes piling up by Saturday. Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson had given his game-check to three cafeteria workers who lost everything in Hurricane Harvey. It garnered plenty of attentio... more

When the Miami Dolphins play the New Orleans Saints at Wembley Stadium on Sunday, the game will feature something no other London-based game has had. Star running back Jay Ajayi will be the first London-born skill position player to take the field,... more


The Cincinnati Bengals take the field today with more at stake than just an attempt their first win of the season. The Bengals look to reboot their 2017 season as they face the Green Bay Packers under a new offensive coordinator, after 10 days of ang... more

After a week of public debate in the country's largest media market, the Giants remain committed to their plan. Coach Ben McAdoo will continue to call plays, sources say, against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday. It is simply in McAdoo's DNA, thou... more

It had been rumored for months. And yet, when the Saints traded star wide receiver Brandin Cooks to the Patriots in March , it was one of the most shocking circumstances of this offseason. With the two teams set to play one another today at 1 p.m.... more

Just two weeks into the season, the Saints are planning for a major move on defense. They spent the early portion of the week calling teams and shopping former first-round safety Kenny Vaccaro, according to multiple sources. A playmaker on the ba... more

It has been two weeks since promising Redskins safety Su'a Cravens, 22, stepped back from the game pondering retirement. His time away is coming to an end. According to several sources, Cravens is expected to report back to the team early this week... more

The Washington Redskins and quarterback Kirk Cousins head into the 2017 season with Cousins waiting to learn how the team will treat him through the good times and bad. Will they finally view him as a franchise quarterback or fall back on him being a... more

Redskins star tight end Jordan Reed will be battling a painful toe injury for at least the early part of the season, one that they hope won't affect his production. Sources say the mysterious toe ailment that Reed has been battling is actually a... more

When the season-opening game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Miami Dolphins was moved to Week 11 due to safety concerns surrounding Hurricane Irma, it sent two franchises scrambling to handle the logistics of continuing their season. Obviously... more

A day before their first game of the season, the Rams received a present they can't quite open yet. Star defensive tackle Aaron Donald ended his training camp-long holdout and showed up. He passed his physical, rejoined his team and saved himself a l... more


Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott will file the appeal of his six-game suspension on Tuesday or Wednesday, sources close to him say, with the hope of getting back on the football field as soon as possible. With that in mind, his legal team is... more

The Chargers are eyeing an October debut for first-round pick wide receiver Mike Williams. The Clemson product, who is recovering from a herniated disc in his back from the spring, has been sprinting on the treadmill and on the practice field. By a... more


While all 32 NFL teams have returned to the practice field, some of them are a little short-handed. There are injured players, players staying off the field as they fight for new contracts and star players who received the franchise tag. Chargers... more

The Bills interviewed Eagles Director of College Scouting Trey Brown for their vacant general manager position on Saturday, sources said. The team later confirmed the interview. Buffalo also interviewed Packers Director of Player Personnel Brian... more


There are two high-level prospects dealing with big medical questions leading up to the draft. Washington wide receiver John Ross ' talent is not in question, with teams believing he is a football player who happens to be fast, rather than a track... more

PHILADELPHIA -- Oklahoma defensive tackle Charles Walker has battled depression his entire life. He just didn't know it until he left school and declared for the NFL Draft. This is according to letters from Walker and his doctor, Ashley Benjamin,... more

Last week, Cowboys executive Stephen Jones told KRLD-AM in Dallas that former second-round pick Jaylon Smith was "making great improvements " and should participate in organized team activities and minicamp this spring. A source informed of Smith's... more

PHILADELPHIA -- With four days to go before they are officially on the clock for the 2017 NFL Draft, the 49ers are still internally debating their No. 2 pick. While most believe the first pick will be potentially transformative pass-rusher Myles Ga... more

Four days before the draft, three players likely to be drafted late on Friday or on Saturday in the 4-7 rounds of the NFL Draft will have a makeshift Pro Day for scouts. Arkansas wide receiver Cody Hollister, Wyoming tight end Jacob Hollister, and... more

From the moment the pre-draft process started, it was nothing like Reuben Foster imagined. A much-talked about moment at the Scouting Combine involving a hospital worker, rumors about the progress of his surgically repaired shoulder that won't die,... more

As the NFL's general managers and coaches gathered for the Annual League Meeting in Phoenix last month, the University of Florida held its pro day . And seemingly all at once, word came in on their phones of a shocking number: 4.77. The buzz started.... more

Seahawks general manager John Schneider was open and honest about trade talks centered around star cornerback Richard Sherman, going public Wednesday with the fact that those conversations are happening. In speaking to someone who might know Sherm... more

It turns out that one of the most intriguing draft prospects for 2017 isn't a draft prospect at all. Virginia Commonwealth basketball player Mo Alie-Cox, who is transitioning to football as a tight end, is actually not draft eligible. An NFL... more


The Raiders will head into next week's Annual League Meetings in Arizona closing in on a potential move to Las Vegas. Though it's not a full certainty, the expectation is the 32 owners will vote on whether the Las Vegas Raiders is in the NFL's future... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- The bench press will be in the spotlight at this year's NFL Scouting Combine, a new-look event flanked by bleachers so fans can watch it live. When Alabama star defensive end Jonathan Allen steps to the bench, his efforts will be see... more


HOUSTON -- The Falcons and MVP Matt Ryan will attempt to win their first Super Bowl title Sunday in Houston. But if draft night had gone a little differently in 2008, none of this would be possible. The landscape of the NFL would be completely... more

The Patriots trade of star linebacker Jamie Collins was the turning point to their defense. Collins, who was prone to freelancing and missing his assignments, was headed to the Cleveland Browns for a conditional third-round pick, while the Patriots... more

Julio Jones has said all the right things about his toe injury, one that has limited him all season. But that doesn't mean his foot hasn't been an issue. Though the Falcons will play his full slate of plays in Super Bowl LI, the injury Jones has be... more


A month and a half after Ryan Tannehill suffered a partial tear in his ACL, the Dolphins quarterback's rehab is going so well that those involved believe he will not need a full reconstruction prior to the 2017 season, sources say. Tannehill has a... more

The season for the Cardinals has been over for several weeks, but a huge part of their future still hangs in the balance. As Super Bowl LI approaches and most teams are deep in planning for 2017, Arizona's brass still don't have an answer on whether... more

Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan appears to be the favorite to win the MVP for 2016, and it might be time to cash in like one. The Falcons and Ryan are expected to explore a contract extension this offseason, sources say, despite Ryan having two years... more

Steelers receiver Antonio Brown's much-publicized use of Facebook Live last week wasn't an accident or a random event. The star pass-catcher, who drew the public ire of coach Mike Tomlin, will play against the Patriots on Sunday, a week after open... more

The Patriots will take the field today against the Texans, with most assuming they will walk over their opponent on their way to the AFC Championship Game. Perhaps. But they will also do so with a player whose presence all-but-guarantees it. Runn... more

Is the NFL ready for Las Vegas? It better be. The Raiders will file relocation papers to move from Oakland to Las Vegas, according to sources familiar with their thinking. After a year of planning, debate, and bold action, after many years of a sub... more

Chargers owner Dean Spanos has called an 8 a.m. PST meeting Thursday to tell his staff the news they have all been bracing for: The team will move to Los Angeles. According to several sources informed of the team's plans, Spanos told NFL Commission... more

When the Packers face the Giants in Sunday's wild-card game, the focus will be on the field. But the future of the man who built the Packers is one that is being fiercely debated in Green Bay. How long 63-year-old general manager Ted Thompson, with t... more

A rookie starting his first ever game -- in the playoffs. You'd forgive the Raiders if they had some trepidation heading into today's †wild-card tilt against the Texans. Except that's not the feeling at all. When Connor Cook takes his first snap to... more

The most enigmatic potential head-coaching candidate is one that is currently still employed. While the Texans face the Raiders today in a playoff game at 4:35 p.m. ET, six teams are engaged in a competition to find a new head coach. And many of... more

The 49ers have a general manager opening following today's game , and the Rams might have one as well, depending on who their next coach is. There may be one more. With that in mind, here is a snapshot look at some of the potential new GMs garnerin... more

The 49ers will play the Seahawks on Sunday, and when they are done it will conclude another frustrating, disappointing season. In the first year under coach Chip Kelly, they went backward. And now, San Francisco faces an offseason of change with th... more

Sean Payton's job-related saga has entered Year 2, and speculation over whether he'll leave New Orleans continues to grow. But don't be surprised if it comes to an end fairly quickly. Multiple sources say there is mutual interest between the Saints... more

The second-year turnaround did not happen for John Fox. The Bears coach, who twice in his career has turned in triumphant rebuilds in his second season, will try to win just his fourth game Sunday against the Vikings. But, according to those who kn... more


Last March during the NFL's annual meeting, Saints coach Sean Payton nonchalantly mentioned that not only had he agreed to a new five-year contract extension, but also that he was carrying it around in his briefcase. It was a comical end to a year-lo... more

As the Giants take the field against the Lions on Sunday , there is still an unresolved issue regarding walkie-talkies from last week that has garnered some attention. Earlier in the week, the NFL began looking into how and why coach Ben McAdoo was... more

Colts owner Jim Irsay, still upset over†last week's loss , has the benefit of taking the long-range view. Yes, he's frustrated at the loss to the Texans. Yes, his team likely needs to run the table to make the playoffs. But no, heading into the hom... more

NFL officials and members of the Raiders brass are meeting Monday with the Lott Group to discuss the proposal to keep the team in Oakland, according to people familiar with the process. The meeting is expected to include Fortress Investments, as well... more

The terms of Tyrod Taylor's contract always dictated that a franchise-changing decision would be made by the Buffalo Bills after the season. He signed a six-year, $90 million extension in August, but in reality, it was essentially just a one-year dea... more

While his team has struggled on the field in 2016, Jets owner Woody Johnson recently received some good news. According to several reports, Johnson is a leading contender to be the United States ambassador to the United Kingdom. President-elect Don... more

Chargers owner Dean Spanos and other team executives have a meeting scheduled for later this week with San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer and other San Diego business leaders, according to sources with direct knowledge of the situation. These meetings l... more

At many points in the past year, it was a foregone conclusion Colin Kaepernick would never play for the 49ers again. Then, it was clear that he was done in the Bay Area after 2016. Now? It would not be a surprise if Kaepernick was the team's star... more

Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski was officially placed on injured reserve Saturday, ending any hope that the key cog in the team's offense might make a late playoff cameo. Instead of fighting to get back by the AFC Championship game or the Super B... more

Saints wide receiver Brandin Cooks has walked a fine line, trying to stay silent amid a diminished role but also wanting to contribute to his team's dynamic offense. As he told reporters this week, every once in a while you have to speak up for... more

For Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott, the hyperbole has turned into reality. Those who gushed over him in the preseason, lavishing over-the-top praise, have found those compliments to be just and warranted. As the fourth-round rookie has led Dallas... more


After a battery of tests and multiple medical opinions, Bears quarterback Jay Cutler is dealing with a partially torn labrum in his throwing shoulder, according to several sources informed of his condition. In addition to the injury, he's also dea... more

Buffalo Bills offensive tackle Seantrel Henderson could have been one of the most intriguing players this season. He was a topic of trade discussions right before the deadline. Teams such as the Vikings and Seahawks needed tackles, and Henderson was... more

The smoke had cleared after Thursday's fireworks. And Redskins cornerback Josh Norman was, in his words, still not sure what all the fuss was about. "It just baffles me that we're going back and forth," Norman told by phone after a day of... more

The Cowboys opened the practice window for linebacker Jaylon Smith earlier this week, creating optimism that the highly touted second-round pick could play this year. The reality is, he will not. Nor will he practice. By activating Smith off the... more

When Vikings running back Adrian Peterson underwent surgery to repair a torn lateral meniscus in September, he hoped to return in late December before a playoff run. Roughly two months since his surgery, the former NFL MVP remains on track to achieve... more

When Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo stepped to the podium Tuesday and delivered his memorable soliloquy in handing control of the offense over to Dak Prescott, the team's brass wasn't sure exactly what he was going to say. They were in constant... more

For 10 weeks, Jared Goff has been waiting. First as the third-stringer, then as the backup, but never as the starter. Meanwhile, the crowd chanted for the No. 1 overall pick and the team's offense plummeted. And so finally, in Week 11, the world wi... more

With public attitudes and laws changing in the United States regarding the use of recreational and medical marijuana, minds are beginning to change in the NFL as well. Based on conversations with 10 NFL team owners and executives over the past few... more

When he answered the phone Wednesday afternoon, hours after making one of the more shocking decisions of the 2016 season, Norv Turner had just woken up from a lengthy nap. "Forgive me, I haven't slept in days," Turner told "This is the har... more


The Texans, from owner Bob McNair and general manager Rick Smith on down, still believe in quarterback Brock Osweiler. They are being patient. The talent was there when they decided to give him a four-year, $72-million contract, and it hasn't dissipa... more

As the second year under coach John Fox has played out, it hasn't been anything the Bears imagined. Thus far, there has been no magic turnaround, amid quarterback issues, injury woes and all-around gaffes. With the franchise heading in the wrong... more

The New York Jets made a quarterback switch this week, benching incumbent starter Ryan Fitzpatrick and inserting embattled backup Geno Smith. Smith finally gets the chance he has quietly and not-so-quietly longed for. So what should we expect from... more

Saints defensive tackle Nick Fairley will play Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs, but he'll do so with a heavy heart. Fairley unexpectedly lost his mother, Paula Rodgers, this past week. Fairley raced back to the Mobile, Alabama, area in the we... more

The Raiders took a significant step this week in solidifying their future in Las Vegas, as both houses of the Nevada Legislature passed a bill to put $750 million in hotel tax money toward the funding for a new stadium to used by the Raiders. Nevada... more

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick put himself in position to start this week when he signed a reworked contract that, among other things, took away his injury guarantees for 2017. The change means San Francisco won't be on the hook for... more

Following last season, after a tumultuous 4-12 campaign, the Chargers gave coach Mike McCoy a one-year contract extension to increase stability and show confidence in their coach. Yet just four games into an injury-riddled season, McCoy's job statu... more

Chip Kelly didn't mince words or mislead anyone when he stepped to the podium after the 49ers' loss to the Cardinals on Thursday night. Asked about whether he's pondering a quarterback change, Kelly quickly responded: "We're going to look at everythi... more

The Texans officially placed star defensive lineman J.J. Watt on injured reserve this week, ending his season after he re-injured his back. By rule, Houston can bring back one player off injured reserve after eight weeks, but there are no plans to do... more

A week after suffering an MCL sprain that looked far worse than the reality, Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson will start on Sunday against the Jets. He'll wear a custom knee brace similar to those worn by players coming off a torn ACL, helping him... more


The Green Bay Packers aren't worried about quarterback Aaron Rodgers. In their minds, he is absolutely fine, throwing well and not the problem with the offense. Instead, as Green Bay gets set to host the Lions on Sunday, the focus is on more explos... more

The Minnesota Vikings placed star running back Adrian Peterson on injured reserve Friday, though both team and player are hopeful for a December return in the event of a playoff run. Surgery to repair a torn lateral meniscus was deemed a success, but... more

The Dolphins plan to treat rookie running back Kenyan Drake as the starter this week, though they will mix in other runners against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, according to multiple sources. It's been a revolving door for Miami, whose starter A... more

When the Bills shocked the NFL world and fired offensive coordinator Greg Roman on Friday morning, the organization did so after a fact-finding mission the morning following its 37-31 loss to the Jets. But the manner in which they did so is enough... more

Robert Griffin III signed a two-year contract this past offseason, and starting Sunday, the Browns starting QB can begin the process of trying to maximize it. In the deal signed with hopes that Griffin would emerge as the starter, the former Redski... more


Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant has struck back against former key members of his inner circle, filing a hard-hitting lawsuit in district court in response to one filed against him. In the counterclaim filed against his former trusted adviser Royc... more


The Indianapolis Colts and quarterback Andrew Luck are making progress toward a blockbuster contract extension, sources say, with both sides still on track for July as the time of its likely completion. Slowly, over the course of several conversati... more


Former UCLA linebacker Myles Jack , once thought to be a lock to go inside the top five picks of the 2016 NFL Draft, is vulnerable to a draft-day fall thanks to medical reports on his surgically repaired right knee. The repair of the lateral menisc... more

UPDATE: Former Baylor basketball player Rico Gathers measured 6-foot-6 and 273 pounds at his pro day on Monday. He was clocked between 4.75 and 4.85 seconds in the 40-yard dash by scouts in attendance. He had a 9-7 broad jump and a short shuttle of... more

Western Kentucky tight end Tyler Higbee plans to plead not guilty to charges stemming from an altercation this weekend. His lawyer told NFL Media that Higbee was defending himself during the incident. According to Brian Lowder, Higbee's Bowling... more

Days after Colin Kaepernick's $11.9 million salary became guaranteed last week, the quarterback met with Denver Broncos general manager John Elway for the second time. The other occurred last week around the time of the annual meetings. The conversat... more


Thomas Davis will play Sunday, starting at his usual linebacker spot for the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50 despite a broken forearm. But that's not what team head athletic trainer Ryan Vermillion thought when he stepped on the field during the N... more

A coaching change hasn't improved the situation for Eagles running back DeMarco Murray. Even with Chip Kelly being sent packing and the hire of coach Doug Pederson, the former NFL rushing leader and his team are not in a good place. In fact, Eagles... more


As the 2015 NFL regular season comes to a close today, several teams have already gotten an early start on coaching changes, and more will follow in the coming days. The Titans said goodbye to Ken Whisenhunt early. The Dolphins did the same with Jo... more


Since undergoing surgery to fix a core muscle issue, Seahawks star running back Marshawn Lynch has ducked away from view. No interviews, few public appearances. Where has he been? He's been working on his return to football at a training facility c... more

It appears Steve Smith Sr.'s reports of his own retirement were a bit premature. The veteran Ravens receiver is eyeing a return for the 2016 season, provided he's healthy enough to do so, according to people who have stayed in regular contact with... more

In retrospect, the words of Chiefs owner Clark Hunt appear prescient. He voiced support for his general manager John Dorsey and head coach Andy Reid, despite his team headed toward what appeared to be a hopeless season. And yet, before they played... more


Broncos quarterback Brock Osweiler will start Sunday against the Bears in place of Peyton Manning, and sources say it could be longer than that. Coach Gary Kubiak and Manning will sit down Monday to discuss the quarterback's status, but the focus is... more

Niners quarterback Colin Kaepernick has more than likely played his last down in San Francisco, and the situation surrounding his season-ending injury has left all sides frustrated. The Niners put Kaepernick on injured reserve Saturday , a surprise... more

Every Sunday, Wes Welker watches football from his couch and comes away with the same thought: I should be out there. It's a feeling that will be repeated today. Eleven seasons in the NFL, one of the most prolific slot receivers in history, his res... more

Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant is active for Sunday's game against the Seahawks, the team announced Sunday. He's expected wear a custom orthotic on his foot, and the Cowboys will put him on a pitch count of sorts, but with no set number of snaps, sour... more


The current Collective Bargaining Agreement runs through the 2020 season, but that doesn't mean it's too early to start thinking about what the next CBA might be like. In fact, the midway point is often a time for evaluation. Commissioner Roger... more

After nearly three weeks in the hospital battling an aggressive MRSA infection, the prognosis has finally turned optimistic for Giants tight end Daniel Fells. He's undergone seven surgeries, thus far, on his foot that has been ravaged by the antibi... more

By now, Dan Campbell knows his reputation as an intense, passionate and quick-witted interim coach is getting around. His introductory news conference/motivational speech served notice around the league. So it makes sense that he plans to mark a ve... more

In his first comments since returning from a four-game suspension, Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy showed little remorse, making curious remarks about Tom Brady's wife earlier this week. High-ranking NFL officials, many of whom have spent the last... more

With the Giants set to take the field tonight to play the 49ers, their tight end Daniel Fells is facing a far more serious battle. Fells has been hospitalized for more than a week as he battles a persistent Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aure... more

Tyrod Taylor signed a three-year contract that could be worth $7 million this offseason. Though he's set to make just $750,000 this season (along with a $400,000 signing bonus), he could earn as much as $3 million more dollars with playtime incentive... more

What the Chicago Bears did this week was not the beginning of a fire sale. Two trades in the span of a week for two players not considered essential to the defense wasn't a sign that Chicago will wave the white flag, ship off all its parts, and try t... more

The Miami Dolphins' ugly start could claim its first victim if they lose again Sunday, though it might not be the last. With a 1-2 record heading into Sunday's game against the New York Jets in London, the Dolphins are at a crossroads. Dolphins own... more


Following the Philadelphia Eagles' loss to the Dallas Cowboys last week, wide receiver Josh Huff told reporters he heard Cowboys players calling out Eagles plays before snaps. On Wednesday, Eagles coach Chip Kelly said Huff later told him that the... more

Pat McCown, patriarch of the suddenly in-the-news McCown football family, laughed at the thought. No, he couldn't have imagined this. Not both his sons starting in the NFL on the same day at the same time. "Just me and Archie (Manning)," a laughing... more

With no more surgically procedures needed on his hand, New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul's sole focus is to heal and to ramp up his conditioning so he can get on the field as soon as possible. Still, he might have to wait until an... more

The Cowboys are expected to be without star receiver Dez Bryant for longer than the team initially feared. In fact, there is a chance they don't see Bryant on the field until December. Bryant, who broke a small bone in his foot late during the open... more

The fallout from the New England Patriots' deflated ball controversy isn't over just yet. Tom Brady is free to play following Federal Court Judge Richard Berman's appeal ruling that nullified his four-game suspension. Meanwhile, the Patriots'... more


For the first time, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was believed to be "open" to serving a one-game suspension for not cooperating with Ted Wells' investigation as part of a potential settlement. It was a possibility heading into settlement talks in c... more

As the season opener draws closer, the Giants are still mostly in the dark about the status and recovery of star pass-rusher Jason Pierre-Paul. That picture will become clearer soon. According to three sources informed of his recovery, JPP's rehab... more

The road to success in the NFL begins each year with the hard work and wide-open possibilities of training camp. As teams around the league gear up for the 2015 campaign, NFL Media reporters will be checking in from all 32 camps around the league . F... more

The road to success in the NFL begins each year with the hard work and wide-open possibilities of training camp. As teams around the league gear up for the 2015 campaign, NFL Media reporters will be checking in from all 32 camps around the league . F... more

The road to success in the NFL begins each year with the hard work and wide-open possibilities of training camp. As teams around the league gear up for the 2015 campaign, NFL Media reporters will be checking in from all 32 camps around the league . F... more

The road to success in the NFL begins each year with the hard work and wide-open possibilities of training camp. As teams around the league gear up for the 2015 campaign, NFL Media reporters will be checking in from all 32 camps around the league . F... more

The road to success in the NFL begins each year with the hard work and wide-open possibilities of training camp. As teams around the league gear up for the 2015 campaign, NFL Media reporters will be checking in from all 32 camps around the league . F... more

The road to success in the NFL begins each year with the hard work and wide-open possibilities of training camp. As teams around the league gear up for the 2015 campaign, NFL Media reporters will be checking in from all 32 camps around the league . F... more

The road to success in the NFL begins each year with the hard work and wide-open possibilities of training camp. As teams around the league gear up for the 2015 campaign, NFL Media reporters will be checking in from all 32 camps around the league . F... more


The Seahawks and quarterback Russell Wilson inch toward the deadline to do a contract extension, and the two sides have plenty of ground to make up. It's not clear at this point if they'll be able to do it. Earlier on Saturday, a report from Pro... more

The lengthy, convoluted contract negotiations between the Seahawks and quarterback Russell Wilson appear to have a finish line. When Wilson steps on the field for his team's 2015 training camp on time and without a holdout, though neither party has c... more


Falcons linebacker Joplo Bartu was fined $50,000 for an alcohol-related offense, but only after his two-game suspension was rescinded, according to documents viewed by NFL Media. Last season, Bartu pleaded no contest to driving under the influence... more

When owners and decision makers convene at the San Francisco Ritz Carlton for the Spring League Meeting, the key on-field issue to be debated centers around the extra point. For the first time since the league legalized the two-point conversion in... more


Indianapolis Colts coach Chuck Pagano enters a make-or-break 2015. Two sources briefed on the situation say the team is not expected to work out a contract extension with Pagano prior to the season, the final year of the four-year contract he signe... more


The Cowboys have balked at handing Dez Bryant a long-term contract extension with significant financial guarantees, in part because of their lack of off-the-field trust in the Pro Bowl receiver. With no new negotiations scheduled between Dallas and... more

Add two more teams to the NFL-to-L.A. discussion. The San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders have joined together for a stadium proposal on a site in Carson, California, per two league sources. Sam Farmer of the Los Angeles Times first reported the... more

For much of the past two weeks, the Patriots have faced questions about whether they used deliberately deflated footballs in the AFC title game win over the Colts, eventually leading the NFL to tap Ted Wells to launch an investigation that will take... more

The Seattle Seahawks not only want Marshawn Lynch around next year, but they've made a significant commitment to keep him on their team, possibly, for the rest of his career. On the heels of another dominant season for the running back nicknamed "B... more


Bengals star linebacker Vontaze Burfict will spend his offseason recovering from one of the NFL's most dreaded procedures: Microfracture surgery. But according to the surgeon who performed the operation to correct cartilage damage on the side of hi... more

When a team has sustained success, other NFL franchises want to know why and how. Happens every year. With each coaching change -- and there were six -- owners and general managers often try to pick the pockets of the league's most successful teams b... more


Despite earlier optimism that the NFL would put one or two teams in Los Angeles in 2015, league sources say the chances of any team filing a relocation application when the window opens on Jan. 1 are between slim and none. NFL Commissioner Roger Go... more

Finally today, with the most fanfare of any rookie in the 2014 class, Johnny Manziel will make his first NFL start. With his team in the thick of the battle for the AFC North, Browns coach Mike Pettine will turn to his electric former backup quarterb... more

A week after being pulled in favor of rookie Johnny Manziel in an ugly loss to the Bills, Brian Hoyer will start at quarterback for the Browns today against the Colts. It took a few tense days, but coach Mike Pettine decided that for this week nothin... more


Marshawn Lynch might have just as much of a say in his future as the Seahawks do. While Seattle has ridden the exploits of its superstar running back, winning five of the last six games, the mercurial Lynch has privately considered walking away fro... more

The Raiders upset the Chiefs Thursday at Coliseum and just two more home games sit on the schedule for 2014. After that is nothing but uncertainty. The lease for the Raiders' longtime stadium expires after the final regular-season game, and t... more


NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport is traveling around the country on his annual training camp tour, monitoring the sights, sounds and sources of the NFL. While zipping through airports and exchanging rental cars, he filed the following four dispatches f... more

NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport is traveling around the country on his annual training camp tour, monitoring the sights, sounds and sources of the NFL. While zipping through airports and exchanging rental cars, he filed the following four dispatches f... more


NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport is traveling around the country on his annual training camp tour, monitoring the sights, sounds and sources of the NFL. While zipping through airports and exchanging rental cars, he filed these dispatches from places he... more

Before OTAs and minicamp, star wide receiver Andre Johnson told the Houston Texans he had heard enough from the new staff and coach Bill O'Brien to make him want to show up and join the team. He told them of his plans to be there for offseason workou... more


Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White had been expecting a new contract extension following the draft, but a personal situation has delayed those negotiations for an undetermined period of time, according to two sources informed of the situation.... more


Key voices from across the NFL -- including players, coaches, union leaders and league officials -- met Tuesday to discuss workplace issues in New York City, a meeting aimed at improving the workplace environment around the league. It is the meetin... more


Jared Allen's visit with the Dallas Cowboys began Monday night and extends into Tuesday. There's no telling whether he'll leave with a deal, but all options are open, according to a source informed of the player's situation. Take a look at the best... more

Emmanuel Sanders has agreed to terms on a three-year deal with the Broncos worth $15 million, but the process that led him there left the other teams involved fuming and crying foul. One team official claimed Sanders' agent broke "every rule in... more


Running back Chris Rainey is back from the NFL's abyss after signing with the Indianapolis Colts on Wednesday. Rainey, a 2012 fifth-round draft pick of the Pittsburgh Steelers, was released by the team in January after he was charged with one cou... more


Jay Ratliff was released by the Dallas Cowboys last week amid injury troubles. However, the free-agent defensive lineman should be ready to return to the field soon after undergoing sports hernia surgery. Several teams are interested in Ratlif... more

This season's mission for the Minnesota Vikings -- see if their franchise quarterback is on the roster, per a team source. Who will win out? Said the source: "I have no idea how it's going to turn out." The Vikings have several options. Form... more

New York Giants running back Da'Rel Scott is expected to be out a few weeks with a strained hamstring, according to agent Chitta Mallik. Scott suffered the injury in the fourth quarter of the Giants' 27-21 loss to the Chicago Bears on "Thursda... more


Cincinnati Bengals safety George Iloka was fined $15,000 for a hit that concussed Green Bay Packers tight end Jermichael Finley, according to a source informed of the fine. Terence†Newman Iloka hit Finley in the first quarter of the Benga... more

Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III has struggled coming off an ACL tear in his first two games of the season, but it's something he has been through before.† Three games into RGIII's sophomore season at Baylor he suffered an ACL tear that wo... more

The NFL is expected to levy fines, not suspensions, on players involved in the New York Jets-New England Patriots fight at the end of the Pats' 13-10 victory on "Thursday Night Football." The scuffle started after Patriots cornerback Aqib Talib wa... more

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are coming off a devastating loss to the New York Jets, but the team could add some speed as early as Monday.† Demps plans to report to the Bucs on Monday, Demps' agent Daniel Rose of Gridiron Sports said. Rose told... more

Dr. James Andrews and the Washington Redskins have done everything they possibly can to get Robert Griffin III ready for Monday night's season opener , and the quarterback is ready to roll, medical sources reiterated Sunday. Brandt: Most unpredicta... more

The Tennessee Titans will visit with Pro Bowl fullback Michael Robinson on Friday, according to a source informed of the situation. Robinson, a former special-teams captain with the Seahawks, lined up his first visit with an NFL team since bein... more

Peyton Manning put together a season for the ages last year when he rebounded from four neck surgeries to throw for 4,659 yards and 37 touchdowns and win NFL Comeback Player of the Year. Harrison: Week 1 predictions Finally, football is here! Whi... more

As you might have heard , New York Jets coach Rex Ryan announced Wednesday that Geno Smith will start at quarterback Sunday. But Ryan hinted that Mark Sanchez's shoulder injury played a part in the decision -- it remains to be seen who the Jets'... more


SAN DIEGO -- The San Diego Chargers last made the playoffs following a 13-3 campaign in 2009. Since then, the worst record they've posted is 7-9, which happened in 2012. And yet, the three-year postseason drought feels like an epic collapse. Gi... more

KANSAS CITY -- From the outside looking in, it all looks the same. The Kansas City Chiefs haven't changed their address in the athletic complex they share with the Kansas City Royals. But walk in the glass doors, and it's just the opposite. At... more

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed free-agent kicker Rian Lindell to a one-year contract, according to a person informed of the transaction. The team later announced the signing Wednesday. The Bucs had planned kicker tryouts but canceled th... more

Free-agent tracker NFL free agency is underway. Follow all of the latest player rumors and signings in our free-agent tracker. More... Mike Thomas is signing with the Arizona Cardinals, a source who had spoken with the wide receiver said Tuesda... more

PHILADELPHIA -- The Philadelphia Eagles have never been under the radar. Not with such a rabid fan base, not with a group of local reporters hell-bent on mining every possible detail about the team. But this preseason might have set a new standard... more

PITTSFORD, N.Y. -- The Buffalo Bills' new beginning doesn't mean the franchise has forgotten the past. Just the opposite. "We're not running from our history," first-year general manager Doug Whaley told me after a training camp practice at St. Joh... more

CORTLAND, N.Y. -- It's not easy to reach SUNY Cortland, temporary home of the New York Jets. For me, it took two flights and a 45-minute drive, with my eventual arrival cued by white street signs that said things like, "N.Y. Jets, right lane." This... more

NAPA, Calif. -- Sitting on a patio in Napa, surrounded by wine and wine lovers; this is not your typical setting for a hardcore football discussion. But it's the Oakland Raiders' reality -- and they wouldn't want it any other way. Tucked inside... more

Editor's note: Ticket prices are a team-based, not league-based, decision. A previous version of this story incorrectly characterized the nature of who makes the decision. The NFL will study and examine the 2013 preseason games to see what can be... more

RENTON, Wash. -- With music blaring, the energy from the practice field is nearly as loud as the tunes. Pete Carroll has always been a high-octane guy who warmly welcomes all competition, and the Seattle Seahawks have assumed the form of their fourth... more

When wide receiver Stevie Johnson went down with a hamstring injury on Friday, the Buffalo Bills offense took a big hit. Johnson is the team's No. 1 pass-catcher and will need to be healthy and in the lineup for the Bills to reach maximum potential... more

HOUSTON -- In the sweltering heat, with 8 a.m. practice being the best option for creating a productive environment, the Houston Texans toil away. "It's the dog days of camp at this point," general manager Rick Smith told me, before we both took a... more

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- On an idyllic Friday, with the sun blaring across Colorado, the fans stretched as the players did. That's what they do before the Broncos practice. The team gets loose with windmills, and so does the crowd. The full roster of Br... more

EARTH CITY, Mo. -- The football world is fixated out West, where the San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks engaged in an arms race this summer to bolster their playoff-ready rosters. Then, both teams saw a key skill-position player go down to inju... more

BEREA, Ohio -- The facelift of a franchise can affect more than just the roster handed out at training camp. Everything is new. The personnel staff choosing those players. The coaches coaching them. Maybe even their surroundings during the preseason,... more


FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- The Atlanta Falcons came within 10 yards of reaching the Super Bowl last season, and they have the pieces in place for an encore. Optimism abounds, with the team thinking bigger than just replicating January's NFC Championship... more

Almost the minute after Dan Koppen suffered a season-ending knee injury Sunday, there was Internet speculation that Jeff Saturday could rejoin Peyton Manning and become the Denver Broncos' center. Ralph Cindrich, Saturday's agent, told me in a... more

Brandon Browner's play hasn't gone unnoticed by the Seattle Seahawks. The Seahawks gave the cornerback a $218,756 pay raise this week, a source who has seen the contract said Friday. Browner still has one year left on his contract with an... more

Carolina Panthers linebacker Jon Beason accepted a $4.25 million pay cut earlier this week, a source who has seen the contract said Friday. The restructured contract drops Beason's 2013 base salary from $5.25 million to $1 million and gives the Pan... more

Second-year Washington Redskins linebacker Keenan Robinson tore his pectoral muscle at Thursday's practice and is out for the season , according to a source. It's an especially tough break for the former University of Texas star, who also tore a... more

Larry Fitzgerald weighed in Wednesday on testing for human growth hormone in the NFL, saying he wouldn't be opposed to it because the testing needs to be done to keep the game fair. "I'm not big on blood testing. But it's something that needs t... more

All offseason -- through a host of unpredictable off-field activities like free agency and the NFL draft -- we plan for late July, when we know what to expect: training camp. Actual football. Of course, life has taught me to expect the unexpect... more

The New Orleans Saints placed linebacker Victor Butler, safety Roman Harper and cornerback Patrick Robinson on the physically unable to perform list Tuesday, I'm told. Butler landing on the PUP list comes as no surprise. He tore his anterior... more

The New England Patriots officially placed tight end Rob Gronkowski on the physically unable to perform list to begin training camp on Monday, as we reported they would do last month . If Gronkowski remains on the list to begin the season, he'll have... more

Lardarius Webb probably will start Baltimore Ravens training camp on the physically unable to perform list , although the cornerback is expected to be healthy enough to start, according to a source informed about Webb's rehab process. Webb... more


The New England Patriots have voided all of Aaron Hernandez's contract guarantees, according to a source informed of the Patriots' decision-making and an NFL Players Association source, meaning the former tight end will have to fight to receive even... more

The New England Patriots' decision to release tight end Aaron Hernandez on Wednesday was a collaborative one involving the franchise's top decision-makers. It also was a decision made last week, not Wednesday morning, according to a person with... more

Maurice Jones-Drew received some welcome news Tuesday when Florida state prosecutors announced that charges would not be filed against him. The Jacksonville Jaguars running back was accused of an attack on a security guard at The Conch House in St... more

With the lengthy list of the NFL's "Top 100 Players of 2013 " now whittled to 10, each of the players left has a real reason to claim ownership of the top spot. Only one will land at No. 1, atop the NFL's mountain, but at this point the margin is... more

In almost all situations, when an NFL player is suspended, he forfeits all of the future guarantees in his contract. Even if a signing bonus or base salary is guaranteed for skill, injury and salary cap, a "failure to perform" or "failure to practice... more

The optimism in Arizona is almost as high as the temperature. Even coming off a dismal 5-11 season that necessitated an entire regime change for the Cardinals, there is no talk of rebuilding. Not with a nasty defense that has mostly stuck together.... more

New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez arrived Thursday at Gillette Stadium to much fanfare, as reporters and helicopters tracked his every move. He was inside the stadium for a period of approximately 35 minutes before Patriots security aske... more

A close examinaton of coach Bill O'Brien's amended contract at Penn State (which includes a $1M raise), reveals that the new deal has a significant NFL-related clause. O'Brien, a candidate for several NFL head coaching vacancies this past season, h... more

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski will start the preseason on the physically unable to perform list, according to a person informed of the decision. That means Gronkowski will not be on the field with his teammates when they begin trainin... more


Since the beginning of the 2013 league year, 10 teams have taken advantage of a rule that allows clubs to release players with a post-June 1 designation. It's a valuable cap-saving tool; teams can spread out the salary-cap hits of a recently releas... more

Ken Whisenhunt never had any doubt. This truth has existed in the NFL for years. "It always starts with the quarterback," the San Diego Chargers' new offensive coordinator said this week -- and he would know. After all, the 2012 season cruelly prov... more

Brandon Spikes has been a noticeable absentee during the New England Patriots' organized team activities. Breer: Patriots passing the torch The Pats unquestionably are Tom Brady's team, but the young core is taking on more of a leadership role, A... more

BOSTON -- The NFL held its final event of the 2013 offseason this week, as the league's power brokers descended upon the Hyatt Harborside to hand out Super Bowl hosting privileges and discuss league business. The future of the Pro Bowl was a fun to... more

A relatively mellow offseason picked up a little steam this week, as teams gear up for organized team activities and continue to sort themselves out. A few lingering issues were solved, while the business side of football reared its ugly head. Want t... more

Free agent Charles Woodson was invited to visit the Oakland Raiders, and the plan is for that to happen Tuesday. Free-agent tracker NFL free agency is underway. Follow all of the latest player rumors and signings in our free-agent tracker. More..... more

New York Jets cornerback Dee Milliner has fired his agency, Impact Sports, after failing to be selected in the top five of the 2013 NFL Draft. The move made Milliner the second high-profile Jets rookie, after quarterback Geno Smith, to do so after a... more

Three weeks ago, Buffalo Bills team president Russ Brandon said "Buddy Nix is our general manager and will be for a long time." On Monday, the 73-year-old Nix resigned. Change of plans or change of heart? Top 100 Players of 2013 Make sure yo... more

The period of furious activity that surrounds the draft is over, and most teams are preparing for rookie minicamps this weekend. It's a time for looking inward and reflecting, for understanding what you now have as a team and what final holes need to... more

When it comes to the Oakland Raiders, the needs are everywhere. For a franchise without a winning season since 2002, without a first-round draft pick in the 2011 and 2012 drafts, there's just no debating that. Thanks in part to the 2011 trade for Car... more


NEW YORK -- Draft day. Finally. Months of preparation, endless hours of scrutiny and a never-ending discussion of "facts" that are either completely real, totally imagined or something in between. And it's all coming out today. You won't hear the w... more

Alabama team doctor E. Lyle Cain Jr., who performed top NFL draft prospect Dee Milliner 's shoulder surgery, said it was a "relatively small labral tear" and the Alabama cornerback should be ready for training camp. "I saw him last week (April 20)... more

NEW YORK -- With the 2013 NFL Draft just one day away, the buzz is loud and prevalent. What's going on? Everything. Teams want to trade back, teams want to trade up, scouts are double-checking medicals and executives are picking apart prospects they'... more

Free-agent linebacker Larry Grant has been suspended without pay for the first four games of the 2013 regular season for violating the NFL policy on performance enhancing substances. Grant, who played the last two seasons with the San Francisco 49e... more

The NFL plans to allow the FBI and IRS investigations into the businesses run by new Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam to sort itself out before it decides whether it will take any action. NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said a report that Haslam might... more

Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett interacted with legendary broadcaster Pat Summerall when Garrett was a player, and those conversations continued when Garrett took over the Cowboys. On Tuesday, Garrett described himself as lucky to have gotte... more

In search of a new long-term contract, Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Randy Starks will not attend the Dolphins' voluntary offseason conditioning program , a source who has spoken with the player said Tuesday. The voluntary workouts began Monday.... more

Buffalo Bills safety Jairus Byrd, who was given the franchise tag earlier in the offseason, still has not signed the $6.9 million, one-year contract, and it doesn't appear he'll sign it before offseason conditioning begins for the Bills on Tuesday.... more

Tyler Eifert is widely considered the top tight end in the 2013 NFL Draft. The Notre Dame product is a big target at 6-foot-5 1/2 and 250 pounds. He can catch, he can block, he comes from strong bloodlines and he won the Mackey Award as the nation's... more

The Dallas Cowboys have asked starting right tackle Doug Free to take a pay cut from his $7 million salary due in 2013, according to two sources with knowledge of the team's intentions. Free-agent tracker NFL free agency is under way. Follow all... more

Denard Robinson received "extremely positive reviews" regarding a nerve contusion the Michigan quarterback/wide receiver suffered in a game last year, teams were informed on Monday. 2013 NFL Draft: Position rankings With the draft right around t... more

Competition will be prevalent among the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2013. For a franchise that has received as thorough a facelift as possible in the past two years, creating battles at every spot is viewed as paramount. It'll be that way for the eventua... more

Syracuse quarterback Ryan Nassib has workouts lined up with the Cleveland Browns, Jacksonville Jaguars and Buffalo Bills in the next week, a source informed of his plans said Tuesday. Nassib's first workout this week will be with the Browns on... more

The Green Bay Packers and quarterback Aaron Rodgers are moving toward a resolution for a new contract extension that will make Rodgers the highest-paid player in NFL history. That much came to light last week . Recently, new details have emerged to... more


Earlier this week, as the Kansas City Chiefs were setting their schedule to host West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith on April 1, word emerged they were "fascinated" by the strong-armed prospect. They'd watched his every throw. They were enamored en... more

IRVING, Texas -- The Dallas Cowboys are working toward a contract extension with quarterback Tony Romo, and there now is reason for urgency. Based on a thorough reading of Romo's contract, the Cowboys cannot issue him the franchise tag if no deal i... more

Agent David Dunn and Green Bay Packers chief negotiator Russ Ball spent a considerable amount of time in Arizona during the NFL Annual Meetings working to hammer out a deal for quarterback Aaron Rodgers. The belief was that a deal will get done soone... more

The Kansas City Chiefs have spent the last week or so hitting the road, hosting private workouts with several possibilities for their No. 1 overall pick in next month's 2013 NFL Draft. Now they're heading back home for the last two visits. Acco... more

Gregory Bull/Associated Press Mike†McCoy's biggest challenge as San Diego Chargers coach is getting the struggling offense back on track. PHOENIX -- This week, the NFL's power brokers descended upon the Arizona Biltmore for the league's annua... more

Washington Redskins linebacker Rob Jackson has been suspended without pay for the first four games of the upcoming season for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse, according to the league. The five-year veteran started 14 ga... more

PHOENIX -- Jim Brown never would have needed a rule change. Not the way he remembers it. The legendary former Cleveland Browns running back used to choose a different way of destroying would-be tacklers and leaving them in his wake. And it didn't... more

PHOENIX -- The Raiders have given representatives for linebacker Rolando McClain permission to seek a trade out of Oakland, according to two sources briefed on the situation. McClain's agent, Pat Dye Jr. of Sports Trust Advisors, recently requested... more

PHOENIX -- Among the issues to be discussed on Tuesday at the NFL Annual Meeting in Phoenix is the future of the Pro Bowl. Check out the best photos from the 2013 Pro Bowl in Honolulu, Hawaii . While the expectation is that the game will be held in... more

A grievance filed by Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Eric Wright to challenge the voiding of his contract guarantee for 2013 has been denied, according to a ruling obtained by NFL Network and Shyam Das was the arbitrator in the ruling, which... more

For the first time, the NFL moved the opening of free agency to 4 p.m. ET on Tuesday, rather than at midnight. Yeah ... I don't think it's going back to midnight. On the heels of a three-day anti-tampering period that set everything up, we saw a whir... more

The Collective Bargaining Agreement Appeals Panel issued a decision in the Jonathan Fanene matter Thursday, according to documents I've obtained. It upheld the ruling that Fanene made "inaccurate and incomplete disclosures of his medical condition"... more

Former Tennessee Titans guard Deuce Lutui has been suspended four games by the NFL for violating the league's policy on performance enhancing substances, a league source told's Ian Rapoport on Thursday. The free-agent guard played one seaso... more

Philip Wheeler agreed to a five-year, $26 million contract with the Miami Dolphins,'s Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday. Rapoport also reported the former Raiders linebacker will receive $13 million in guaranteed money. Follow Ian Rapoport o... more

Rashad Johnson has re-signed with the Arizona Cardinals, a source said Monday. The Cardinals announced Tuesday they have agreed to terms on a new contract. Johnson's contract is for three years. Johnson previously was the backup at safety for Adri... more

The Cincinnati Bengals are working on hanging onto their own players. Free-agent tracker Where will Mike Wallace wind up? Follow him and all the other NFL players on the move in our free-agent tracker. More ... On Sunday, the team locked u... more

The free-agent frenzy begins Tuesday at 4 p.m. ET, though we'll get a glimpse into the madness when the anti-tampering period opens as the clock strikes midnight Friday. We'll all soon be abuzz with news about big-name free agents like Mike Wallace.... more

Remember the knee surgery that Kansas City Chiefs receiver Steve Breaston was thinking about having? Rosenthal: Top 85 free agents This year's free-agent crop lacks star power, but provides immense depth. Gregg Rosenthal ranks available players... more

Unofficial list of free agents Check out this unofficial list of NFL restricted and unrestricted free agents for every team, which includes Greg Jennings . More ... The Kansas City Chiefs have restructured the contract of defensive end Tyson... more

The Seattle Seahawks have signed former professional basketball player Darren Fells to a three-year deal, according to a source involved in the process. Offseason Forecast: Seahawks With the offseason under way, Around The†League examines what's... more

Editor's Note: This is a guest Around The League post from's Ian Rapoport. Maybe New York Jets general manager John Idzik didn't quite say what he meant . Maybe, when he insinuated to season ticket holders in a conference call that Ti... more

How were the Baltimore Ravens and Joe Flacco able to get a deal done that will make the quarterback the highest-paid player in the NFL? Well, Flacco's agent, Joe Linta, told me he spoke for 10 minutes with Ravens cap guy/negotiator Pat Moriarty on... more


Offseason Forecast: Rams With the offseason under way, Around The†League examines what's next for all 32 teams. Chris Wesseling covers the Rams. More ... At this point, it looks like St. Louis Rams wide receiver Danny Amendola is heading to... more

The decision by linebacker DeMarcus Ware to restructure his contract, saving the Cowboys $4 million against the salary cap, is merely one step in the team's daunting task of clearing $20 million of cap space. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said last wee... more

The Pittsburgh Steelers have restructured wide receiver Antonio Brown's contract, a source who has seen the deal said Wednesday, giving the team more than $3 million in cap space. Breer: The Pittsburgh pinch The Pittsburgh Steelers are staring do... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Ian Rapoport is on the ground at the NFL Scouting Combine, canvassing the hallways of Lucas Oil Stadium, hotel lobbies and everywhere else seeking the latest rumors and intel around the NFL. Here are five things folks are buzzing abou... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Ian Rapoport is on the ground at the NFL Scouting Combine, canvassing the hallways of Lucas Oil Stadium, hotel lobbies and everywhere else seeking the latest rumors and intel around the NFL. Here are five things folks are buzzing abou... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Ian Rapoport is on the ground in Indianapolis, canvassing the hallways of Lucas Oil Stadium, hotel lobbies and everywhere else seeking the latest rumors and intel around the NFL. Here are five things folks are buzzing about right now:... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Ian Rapoport is on the ground in Indianapolis, canvassing the hallways of Lucas Oil Stadium, hotel lobbies and everywhere else seeking the latest rumors and intel around the NFL. Here are five things folks are buzzing about right now:... more

Offseason Forecast:†Titans Around The†League examines what's next for all 32 NFL teams. Chris Wesseling covers the Titans. More ... The Tennessee Titans have agreed to terms on a multiyear contract with free-agent safety George Wilson. Sou... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Ian Rapoport is on the ground in Indianapolis, canvassing the hallways of Lucas Oil Stadium, hotel lobbies and everywhere else seeking the latest rumors and intel around the NFL. Here are five things folks are buzzing about right now:... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- University of Georgia outside linebacker Jarvis Jones won't work out at the NFL Scouting Combine, a source close to him said Thursday. Jones will work out for scouts at Georgia's pro day March 21. According to NFL Network's Mike... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- As you read this, the NFL world is in Indianapolis, site of the annual NFL Scouting Combine. Hotels have filled up, team insignias are prevalent and the talk has turned to football. Already, the league's competition committee has be... more

There Jason Garrett stood, at the podium, under fire. The question flew at him from all sides, with reporters revved up from the inactivity engendered by the Dallas Cowboys coach's epic, 30-minute opening statement. More than 10 times Wednesday, Ga... more

The St. Louis Rams likely will hire Detroit Lions defensive backs coach Tim Walton as their next defensive coordinator, a source who has spoken to Walton confirmed. The Rams also interviewed Rob Ryan, Mike Singletary and Dick Jauron for the... more

Associated Press Chip†Kelly, Manti†Te'o and Darrelle†Revis (from left to right) will be closely followed throughout the offseason. If you are feeling a little down this week, you aren't alone. Until the pads start smacking in late July,... more

The New Orleans Saints contacted the San Francisco 49ers in an attempt to interview secondary coach Ed Donatell for their vacant defensive coordinator position, according to a source with knowledge of the Saints' plans. However, Donatell is under con... more

As we do every week, let's take a swing around the NFL, looking at a bunch of stories that caught my attention. Of course, this week's edition comes on the heels of a week spent in New Orleans for Super Bowl XLVII. And away we geaux! So, what's bee... more

NEW ORLEANS -- Mitch Ross, the supplement maker who allegedly provided Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis with deer antler spray, has stolen much of the spotlight during the week leading up to Super Bowl XVLII. Ross even showed up to the Super B... more


Jim Zorn, most recently quarterbacks coach for the Kansas City Chiefs, has interviewed for the head-coaching job with the Montreal Alouettes, according to a source close to Zorn. Zorn played quarterback in the NFL from 1976 to 1987, mostly for... more

The Philadelphia Eagles have interviewed Cleveland Browns linebackers coach Billy Davis for their vacant defensive coordinator position, according to an Eagles team source. It is the first known interview for that job on Chip Kelly's staff. Davis... more

NEW ORLEANS -- A day after what players believed was a more competitive and accurate portrayal of football, the NFL remains undecided about various aspects of the Pro Bowl. Sources familiar with the league's thinking say there will be far-ranging... more

As we do every week, let's take a swing around the NFL, looking at a bunch of stories that caught my attention... So, what's been up? New York Jet set At first glance, the rumors of a possible trade of Darrelle Revis seem ridiculous. The premis... more

MOBILE, Ala. -- For the past five days, the NFL descended upon the Deep South. The main focus was supposed to be on the college prospects playing on the field at Ladd Peebles Stadium, but that wasn't where all eyes were. Some were on Dreamland... more

MOBILE, Ala. -- Jerry Jones wanted uncomfortable. He openly spoke about an offseason with everyone being on edge. Wish granted. This is what it feels like. NFL personnel people pulling friends aside and wondering, "What's going on with the Dalla... more

John Garrett, the Dallas Cowboys' tight ends coach and brother of head coach Jason Garrett, has agreed to a deal to become the Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receivers coach, according to a Bucs source. John Garrett's exit from the Cowboys doesn't c... more

The numbers themselves do not look good. For any proponent of the NFL's Rooney Rule and any advocate of open-minded hiring, it was a shutout. Eight coaches and seven general managers lost their jobs following the 2012 NFL season. None of those post... more

The Chicago Bears announced early Wednesday that they have hired Montreal Alouettes coach Marc Trestman as their next head coach. The Bears informed Bruce Arians and Darrell Bevell, the other two finalists for the job, that they were moving for... more

As we do every week, let's take a swing around the NFL, looking at a bunch of stories that caught my attention ... So, what's been up? Cowboys shifting formations The Cowboys made their assistants plenty uncomfortable this offseason, with the big... more

The Seattle Seahawks brought in the NFL's best available pass-rushers for a tryout to fill injured defensive end Chris Clemons ' shoes. And Patrick Chukwurah beat them all out. Brooks: Divisional-round preview Bucky Brooks examines the matchups... more

The Cleveland Browns' search for a head coach is a mess. So is the Philadelphia Eagles'. Both teams swung hard and fast at Chip Kelly, putting a full-court press on the Oregon coach over the weekend. By Friday afternoon and into Saturday, Kelly was... more

Doug Marrone is leaving Syracuse University and will become the new head coach of the Buffalo Bills. Sources with knowledge of the process said Marrone agreed to terms early Sunday morning. Marrone, 48, spent four seasons at Syracuse and led th... more

As we do every week, let's take a swing around the NFL, looking at a bunch of stories that caught my attention. It‚??s no surprise that the coaching carousel takes center stage. So, what's been up? Chiefs act fast to get Reid When I ranked the... more

The NFL has begun internally discussing the reinstatements of New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton and former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, a source with knowledge of the process said Wednesday. Payton, whose season-long suspension ends Feb... more

Arizona Cardinals vice president of player personnel Steve Keim is slated to interview with the San Diego Chargers and Jacksonville Jaguars regarding their vacant general manager positions, according to sources with knowledge of Keim's schedule. Th... more

In 2012, no coach won more games without making the playoffs than Lovie Smith of the Chicago Bears. No other coach was fired after having a winning record, let alone one that stood at 10-6. And yet, after nine seasons that included three NFC No... more


Assistant coaches for the New York Jets believe they are "in limbo" until the team hires a new general manager. A team source who was in a meeting held by coach Rex Ryan on Monday shared that the staff is expected to take the week off and return... more

As we do every week, let's take a swing around the NFL, looking at a bunch of stories that caught my attention... So, what's been up? Partying in New Orleans The news came late on a Friday, when I'd imagine Bourbon Street was packed and the bars... more

The 2013 salary cap is tentatively slated to be at or just below $121 million, according to NFL sources. The values for restricted free agent designations and franchise tenders have also been set. Below are the tentative franchise tag and transitio... more

They have each played 15 games, and none of that matters. The heart-breaking losses, the stirring comeback wins, the ones where they rolled over adversity like it was a mere speed bump -- all those contests are in the past and staying there. Fo... more

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton and Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed likely are facing fines this week for separate incidents in their respective Sunday games, according to a source with knowledge of the process. Reed worried that his b... more

ARLINGTON, Texas -- It had to come down to a final game. Had to. Just like it's come down to the final drive over and over again. The white-knuckled way the Dallas Cowboys' season had gone, it would never end with coach Jason Garrett and his players... more

As we do every week, let's take a swing around the NFL, looking at a bunch of stories that caught my attention... So, what's been up? In praise of Jason Garrett Cowboys coach Jason Garrett deserves major praise for the way he's handled Dallas in... more

The doubters of the decision to start Colin Kaepernick have quieted down. All the second-year player has done is go 4-1 since taking over for Alex Smith as the San Francisco 49ers' starting quarterback, showcasing a near-perfect mix of efficiency and... more

Sources who have spoken to Michael Vick say the veteran quarterback believes he has another four years left in the NFL and wants to be a starter with whatever team signs him in the event he is released by the Philadelphia Eagles. Schein: Looking fo... more

ARLINGTON, Texas -- The locker room was quiet, save for the sounds of tape ripping and travel bags shuffling. The Pittsburgh Steelers' staff was engineering an exit from Cowboys Stadium on Sunday night while the players spoke quietly at their lockers... more

The Dallas Cowboys are not expected to have rookie cornerback Morris Claiborne against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday . A team source said Claiborne had not passed the necessary tests for his concussion as of late Saturday. Barring a late an... more

As we do every week, let's take a swing around the NFL and look at a bunch of stories that have caught my attention... So, what's been up? The Patriots' defensive transformation On Sunday night , the New England Patriots and the San Francisco 49e... more

If you want to prove a point, do it against the champs. It's what the Dallas Cowboys thought they did in the opener ;†it's what made us believe in the Cincinnati Bengals ;†it's what helped solidify the Washington Redskins' place among the contenders... more

IRVING, Texas -- There will be no immediate change to the challenge rule before the start of the playoffs, a source involved in the process said Wednesday. The rule became infamous after a Jim Schwartz challenge attempt cost his team a touchdown d... more

CINCINNATI -- The Dallas Cowboys' win was merely seconds old, with kicker Dan Bailey's final 40-yarder having just split the uprights . A trying, emotional 48 hours had culminated in a come-from-behind victory in a tight playoff race, yet it felt not... more

By the time December rolls around, we know who the NFL's elite teams are. We've sorted out the disappointments, filtered through the flashes in the pan, excused the wannabes from the conversation. And we wait. Finally, in January, the best te... more

IRVING, Texas -- If you were surprised when New York Jets coach Rex Ryan pulled starting quarterback Mark Sanchez in Sunday's game against the Arizona Cardinals, you weren't alone. The parents of second-year signal-caller Greg McElroy, who would take... more

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Jason Garrett threw 294 passes in a mostly nondescript NFL career. Even the most ardent of Dallas Cowboys fans barely remembers those not featured in his Thanksgiving Day comeback against the Green Bay Packers in 1994. The life of... more

As we do every week, let's take a swing around the NFL, here's looking at nine stories that caught my attention... Intriguing Results Sunday night against the Dallas Cowboys, the Philadelphia Eagles will have Nick Foles starting at quarterback agai... more


Ron Schwane/Associated Press The Cleveland Browns have young talent, like CB Joe†Haden (23), but haven't produced a winning season since 2007. Joe Banner's exploration process began almost immediately upon taking his new job in October. Hande... more

Here is your Week 13 primer, with games ranked in order of intrigue: MUST-SEE GAMES Why this game is No. 1: So, New York Giants defensive lineman Justin Tuck has nightmares about Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III ? Well, he's... more

Michael Vick continues to attempt to protect his body with new equipment as his ailments stack up. According to a spokesman for UNEQUAL Technologies, the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback will don a prototype product under his helmet to ward off... more

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The raw emotion hit them hard, far harder than they hit any New York Giants. In the locker room, shortly after the crowd had emptied into the parking lot and the home team had ascended in the standings, the Green Bay Packers... more

As we do every week, let's take a swing around the NFL and look at a bunch of stories that have grabbed my attention... So, what's been up? 1. It's not his fault, but Tim Tebow has distracted us. We've spent all this time focusing on his inclusi... more

Back in July, Green Bay Packers linebacker A.J. Hawk sat in a sponsor's tent alongside the practice range prior to the American Heritage Celebrity Golf Tournament in Lake Tahoe, Nev. The 2011 season was behind him, the new season was set to begin in... more

ARLINGTON, Texas -- After nearly 70 minutes of football, and nearly 40 minutes after the Dallas Cowboys finally started acting like the game had begun, the Cowboys lined up for the game-winning field goal. Kicker Dan Bailey narrowed his vision, went... more

As we do every week, let's take a swing around the NFL and have a look at a bunch of stories that have grabbed my attention... So, what's been up? 1. The Cleveland Browns are in Dallas on Sunday , gearing up to play the Cowboys. Among other thin... more

The NFL will unveil its version of a street fight on Sunday. Baltimore†Ravens at Pittsburgh†Steelers . They should hold it in an alley. A dark one. Check out the best photos from this classic rivalry. It seems the AFC North always goes to one of th... more

It took a mere 25 minutes in front of a grand jury for Adrian Peterson's legal issues to go away. Peterson traveled to Houston on Monday, met with a grand jury Tuesday, and when he left, the Minnesota Vikings running back had his wish: The resistin... more

PHILADELPHIA -- The most popular player in Philadelphia trotted onto the field with the offense, chin strap buckled, ears closed. There were seven minutes, 41 seconds left before halftime, and the majority of the packed Lincoln Financial Field crowd... more

The Kansas City Chiefs have placed defensive end Glenn Dorsey on the injured-reserve list, ending his season, according to a source who has spoken with the player. Dorsey is expected to leave Kansas City after the season. He will be a free agent. T... more

As we do every week, let's take a swing around the NFL, looking at a bunch of stories that caught my attention... So, what's been up? 1. The Cowboys are a run-first team. Or, I should say, they were. That was their thought going into the seaso... more

IRVING, Texas -- Dallas Cowboys executive Stephen Jones wouldn't entertain the notion that under-fire coach Jason Garrett is coaching for his job over the course of the 2012 season. Breer: Payton to Dallas possible Albert Breer explains why the... more

It's a schedule maker's dream. All you want on a Sunday night, when the bulk of the week's games are finished and America is sitting down in front of the TV, is to have two elite teams going head-to-head, settling an argument on the field. That's S... more

The Dallas Cowboys have signed linebacker Gary Guyton, according to a source who has spoken with the player. Harrison: Week 10 Power Rankings What is the league pecking order through nine weeks of play? Elliot Harrison reshuffles the NFL deck at... more

ATLANTA -- After dispatching the Dallas Cowboys with the nation watching, after earning their eighth victory in eight tries during a stunningly ho-hum 2012 season, the Atlanta Falcons had plenty to celebrate. How did star tight end and elder statesma... more

As we do every week, let's take a swing around the NFL, looking at a bunch of random things ... So, what's been up? 1. The 49ers defense got game. Serious game. Four of the past five games, they've allowed fewer than six points. Of course, the o... more

Rapoport: Week 9 game rankings What's the best game on the Week 9 slate? The worst? Ian Rapoport provides a pecking order in his Rap Sheet Rankings. More ... ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Dallas Cowboys' confidence in quarterback Tony Romo remain... more


If you made rash judgments after Week 1, shame on you. You thought the New York Giants would really go into the tank after the Dallas Cowboys took it to them in New Jersey with the world watching? You thought the Pittsburgh Steelers were old, slow... more

ARLINGTON, Texas -- When Dez Bryant leapt into the air, secured the ball and landed hard on his hip, Cowboys Stadium erupted. The Dallas Cowboys had emailed season-ticket holders before this rivalry bout against the New York Giants and asked for nois... more

The Dallas Cowboys signed safety Barry Church to a four-year contract extension worth $12.4 million with $3.9 million guaranteed, a source who has been briefed on the deal said Friday. Jeremiah: Key matchups in Week 8 Daniel Jeremiah identifies... more

The records could be as lopsided as a seesaw. The Dallas Cowboys could be winless, the New York Giants could be undefeated, and I'd still sidle up to any bar (or press-box table) and watch this showdown with great anticipation. The emotions, the hist... more

HOUSTON -- Terrell Suggs sat at his empty locker, fiddled with his diamond earrings, and considered what the next few days will be like. The reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year had made a dramatic return just six months after suffering a seriou... more

The Dallas Cowboys expect wide receiver Dez Bryant to play Sunday against the Carolina Panthers, according to a team source. Bryant is listed as questionable with a groin injury. The wide receiver will test out the injury before the game and will... more

It is the rivalry that gave us Rex Ryan's assertion that he wasn't being hired to kiss Bill Belichick's rings. (Later, the New England Patriots coach admitted no one had actually ever done that.) It brought Revis Island to the national stage, thank... more

CHICAGO -- The NFL announced Tuesday a second London game during the 2013 season, hosted by the Minnesota Vikings. Power Poll: Falcons soar to top The unbeaten Atlanta Falcons surged to the top of the latest Power Poll, but who's No. 2 -- and wha... more

CHICAGO -- NFL owners are looking at possibly opening a "tampering window" that would allow teams and players and agents to talk to each other before a potential free agent's contract is up. That's one topic the NFL Competition Committee will discu... more

HOUSTON -- It had not been an easy week for Aaron Rodgers. Even if the Green Bay Packers quarterback tries his hardest to ignore the criticism or the praise, his friends tell him what's being said, and in the rare moments he flips on a TV, he sees it... more

If you glanced at the schedule before the season, Green Bay Packers at Houston Texans was an obvious game to circle. A presumptive Super Bowl favorite with a balanced attack vs. a team with plenty of potential trying to find its way. Bet you never... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Jim Irsay raced out of a joyous locker room and ducked into a waiting car surrounded by security. Under his arm, the Indianapolis Colts owner held a football, gripping it as tightly as receiver Reggie Wayne gripped that final touchdow... more

Indianapolis Colts coach Chuck Pagano, who was diagnosed with leukemia last week, sent an email to each of his players earlier in the week. Jeremiah: Key matchups in Week 5 Daniel Jeremiah provides the six biggest matchups on this weekend's doc... more

There's no doubt: Last year was a phenomenal year for the NFL. It was impossible to leave any weekend unfulfilled, right up until a heart-stopping Super Bowl XLVI . Yet ... I couldn't help but feel like something was missing. For the first time... more

ARLINGTON, Texas -- As time mercifully wound down, when the clock wouldn't allow any more Dallas Cowboys mistakes, a slow clap began to build among the faithful at Cowboys Stadium. The Chicago Bears faithful, that is. "Oh, we travel well," Bears... more

Dallas Cowboys outside linebacker Anthony Spencer will not play in Monday night's game against the Chicago Bears because of a pectoral injury. Earlier, two sources with knowledge of Spencer's condition were optimistic he might be available to play... more

HOUSTON -- Standing at his locker, still dressed in his uniform 45 minutes after a game that was actually over by the fourth quarter, Duane Brown pondered the question. As the Houston Texans' left tackle, he has all the answers, and on the field, few... more


When in doubt, you can't go wrong with a fierce, nasty NFC East feud. Where New York Giants pass rusher Osi Umenyiora is forced to defend himself against being called "a ballerina" by Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy , who makes no apolo... more

Michael Prengler/Associated Press Despite taking numerous shots on Sunday, Tony†Romo stood tall in the pocket and led the Dallas Cowboys to a win. ARLINGTON, Texas -- It's not a statistic you can quantify. It doesn't show up in the postgame b... more

PHILADELPHIA -- DeMeco Ryans looks you in the eye, truly attempting to answer your question. What you receive instead is an earnest shrug. Why is Ryans the way he is? That's just the way he is. Always has been. "In any sport I play, it's always b... more

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Golden Tate has been fined for his high block on Dallas Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee in Sunday's game , according to a person who has spoken with Tate. Players routinely receive information on fines on Wednesday. Insta... more

After two weeks of football, we know so little. Thought you learned something in Week 1? Bet that changed in Week 2. Media darlings like the Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos and New York Jets landed with loud thuds thanks to ugly offensive displays.... more

For the second time in less than a month, the Oakland Raiders are hosting defensive end Andre Carter for a workout, a source who has spoken with the player said. Carter was not healthy enough to sign with the Raiders following his previous workout... more

Mel Evans/Associated Press Offseason acquisition DeMeco†Ryans has instantly become an integral piece of the Philadelphia Eagles' defense. PHILADELPHIA -- First, the feeling was different. On the field with time waning, the members of the... more

New York Giants cornerback Prince Amukamara is expected to play Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to a source who has been briefed on the player's condition. Darlington: True blue collar Jeff Darlington explores how Jim†Harbaug... more

Dallas Cowboys cornerback Mike Jenkins is expected to make his debut on Sunday when the Cowboys play the Seattle Seahawks . He missed most of training camp and the Cowboys' first game of the regular season with a shoulder injury, but defensive coordi... more

The first impressions came fast and furious. The Dallas Cowboys, with their beatdown of the New York Giants taking place before the nation last Wednesday night, forced everyone to take notice. Caution is requested on the inevitable conclusion jump... more

NASHVILLE -- It was a nine-second span in a 60-minute game. The New England Patriots cruised to a 34-13 win over the Tennessee Titans in an opener that loudly announced the Pats' 2012 campaign will resemble their 2011 season, propelled by an offen... more

The Minnesota Vikings have been publicly mum about the status of star running back Adrian Peterson, officially claiming he'll be a game-time decision against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday . Even those within the organization have kept the decis... more

The optimism that permeates training camps is still going strong. It's that feeling that your team is just a little bit better than experts think. No one has played a game yet. All 32 teams are even, and everyone has a chance. It won't last for lon... more

IRVING, Texas -- Life for the Dallas Cowboys will come full circle on Wednesday night . When the lights come on and the nation turns its hungry eyes to football, Jerry Jones' team will find itself in a remarkably familiar spot. Jeremiah: Kickoff... more

The Baltimore Ravens and starting left tackle Bryant McKinnie have reached a road block in their attempts to restructure his base salary for 2012, a source in McKinnie's camp said Tuesday. This leads to the fear that the Ravens will release the vet... more

Despite Maurice Jones-Drew reporting to the Jacksonville Jaguars, the plan is for the team to start running back Rashad Jennings in Week 1 against the Minnesota Vikings, a team source said Sunday. The decision to start Jennings is based on his... more


The Dallas Cowboys acquired versatile offensive lineman Ryan Cook from the Miami Dolphins on Thursday, according to a source with knowledge of the deal. The Cowboys confirmed the move on their official website Friday, saying they sent a... more

When the 2012 NFL season kicks off next week, 32 teams will begin fighting for the right to play in Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans. As a way to pay homage to their pursuit of football's ultimate prize, I've picked XLVII things that I'm looking forwa... more

The Washington Redskins have signed former Baltimore Ravens Pro Bowl kicker Billy Cundiff, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. Instant Debate: Game of the Year? What is the most highly anticipated game of 2012? Our analysts men... more

Dez Bryant is footing the bill for a round-the-clock security detail the Dallas Cowboys ordered the wide receiver to hire , according to a team source. If the Cowboys paid the bill, it could be a salary cap violation, NFL spokesman Greg Aiello told... more

Dallas Cowboys defensive end Jay Ratliff suffered a high ankle sprain in the team's 20-19 victory over the St. Louis†Rams on Saturday, according to a source with knowledge of his condition. Ratliff is expected to miss two to four weeks, which... more

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie guard David DeCastro has torn the medial collateral ligament in his right knee, but he hasn't torn the anterior cruciate ligament as originally suspected, a source with knowledge of his condition confirmed Sunday. While t... more

Tampa Bay Buccaneers right guard Davin Joseph suffered a season-ending knee injury during Friday night's 30-28 preseason victory over the New†England†Patriots, according to a source with knowledge of his condition. Mayock: Preseason observations... more

Associated Press Calvin†Johnson (left) gave A.J.†Green some pointers on what it takes to become an elite NFL wide receiver. A.J. Green was devoted to improving this past offseason. He turned heads as a rookie wide receiver, helping lead the... more

The New England Patriots and defensive tackle Kyle Love have agreed on a contract extension that will keep him with the team through 2014, according to his agent, Richard Kopelman of KLASS Sports. Essentially a two-year deal, Love's contract ha... more

Charles Rex Arbogast/Associated Press Offensive tackle Jeff†Otah is working his way back into shape after a failed physical knocked him out of the NFL. † The New York Jets' problems at offensive tackle were on full display on Saturday night... more

The comments by Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan on Tuesday sparked a visceral reaction from a disgruntled Maurice Jones-Drew. The running back even told one person close to him that if the owner really isn't concerned with him, then he should t... more

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Mike Wallace has informed teammates that his plan is to show up this weekend and sign his restricted free agent tender. The speedster sat out training camp, with hopes of reaching a long-term extension. Two sources w... more

Despite a week of practice, the Minnesota Vikings plan to hold out running back Adrian Peterson for Friday night's preseason game against the San Diego Chargers, a team source said. Peterson wanted to experience some contact after sitting out... more

The San Francisco 49ers can breathe a sigh of relief after an MRI has revealed running back Brandon Jacobs suffered "no major damage" to his left knee, according to a source with knowledge of his condition. Jacobs left the 49ers' preseason loss to... more

Olympian Jeff Demps will sign a contract to play for the New England Patriots, according to Demps' marketing agent, Nohemy Baltodano. Demps currently is in route to Orlando, Fla., to sign his deal. Patriots coach Bill Belichick commented Thursda... more

CHICAGO to INDIANAPOLIS -- First, it was Peyton Manning taking the first step in attempting to prove his future is just as promising as his past. Three days later, it was a rookie charged with the daunting task of being the next Peyton Manning. Man... more

Scott Boehm/Associated Press Justin†Tuck's production dropped last season, but the New York Giants stud says he's recommitted entering 2012. The information doesn't merely whistle in one ear and out the other. Justin Tuck hears what is out... more

Former University of Florida football and track star Jeff Demps will pursue a career in the NFL. The Olympic silver medalist has signed a standard representation agreement for football, a souce close to Demps said Tuesday, with the goal of play... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- His day done, Reggie Wayne was standing on the sidelines, watching the rest of the Indianapolis Colts' first-team offense march down the field. Before he knew it, the action was coming right toward him. With 5:22 left in the second... more

Cedric Benson is in Green Bay and "probably" will sign with the Packers, a source with knowledge of the veteran running back's plans said Friday. Benson's agent, Eugene Parker, confirmed to The Associated Press later Friday that his client had... more

CHICAGO -- There will be time to break it all down. To evaluate all 12 snaps, including the one that was negated by a holding penalty. To examine the eight times he threw the ball, from a nifty third-and-long conversion to a drive-killing interceptio... more

New England Patriots linebacker Dane Fletcher suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during the first quarter of Thursday night's 7-6 preseason victory over the New Orleans Saints, according to a source with knowledge of the pla... more

ST. JOSEPH, MO. -- There's one thing every salivating, game-ready NFL fan wants to know: Who is the quarterback? It's what we always want. Who will start for the Arizona Cardinals? Kevin Kolb, the high-priced, talented, injury-ridden former member... more

Chris O'Meara/Associated Press Greg†Schiano takes over a Tampa Bay Buccaneers team that ended the 2011 campaign with a 10-game losing streak. TAMPA, Fla. -- Mark Dominik is entering his 18th season working with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and... more

Running back Travis Henry, who hasn't played in the NFL since 2007, has been officially reinstated by the NFL, a source with knowledge of his situation said Tuesday. Henry was activated from the reserve/suspended by Commissioner list. The... more

The Cincinnati Bengals are dealing with more injuries to their cornerbacks, and one is headed to injured reserve. Shaun Prater, a 2012 fifth-round draft pick out of Iowa, suffered a knee injury that will land him on season-ending IR, a source w... more

New England Patriots guard Robert Gallery has retired from football , the team announced Saturday in a press release. The eight-year NFL veteran determined his body wouldn't be able to handle training camp and a full season, a source close to the p... more has dispatched several writers to report on the 32 training camps. Ian Rapoport details his visit with the Tennessee Titans. (Click here for the complete archive of Training Camp Reports. ) WHERE IS NFL.COM? The Titans are a no-nonsense te... more

The Green Bay Packers have locked up their punter. Instant Debate: Modern-day dynasty? Which NFL franchise has the building blocks to become a modern dynasty? Our analysts like Aaron  Rodgers ' Packers. More ... The team and Tim Masthay... more has dispatched several writers to report on the 32 training camps over the next few weeks. Ian Rapoport details his visit with the Dallas Cowboys. (Click here for the complete archive of Training Camp Reports .) WHERE IS NFL.COM?... more

July has dispatched several writers to report on the 32 training camps over the next few weeks. Ian Rapoport details his visit with the San Diego Chargers. (Click here for the complete archive of Training Camp Reports. ) WHERE IS NFL.COM?... more has dispatched several writers to report on the 32 training camps over the next few weeks. Ian Rapoport details his visit with the San Francisco 49ers. (Click here for the complete archive of Training Camp Reports. ) WHERE IS NFL.COM?... more

The Miami Dolphins and first-round draft pick Ryan Tannehill agreed to a four-year, $12.688 million contract Saturday, according to a source with knowledge of the negotiations. The source said there is offset language in the contract, which means t... more

The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce sent a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith on Friday calling on them to begin testing for human growth hormone (HGH... more has dispatched several writers to report on the 32 training camps over the next few weeks. Ian Rapoport details his visit with the Carolina Panthers below. (Click here for the complete archive of Training Camp Reports. ) WHERE IS NFL.COM?... more

The New Orleans Saints and Thomas Morstead reached an agreement on a six-year extension, the team announced Thursday, putting the punter under contract for the next seven years. Brooks: Saints' offense will roll The Saints will be without suspend... more

NEW YORK -- The NFL took a big step today toward improving the health of former, current, and future players. Commissioner Roger Goodell communicated in a letter to more than 11,000 current and former players that their health and wellness is param... more

The Seattle Seahawks and defensive end Chris Clemons reached an agreement on a multiyear contract, a source with direct knowledge of the talks said Monday. Rapoport: Arrested development Dallas and Seattle were rolling ... until Dez Bryant and... more

The New England Patriots don't have any concerns about Pro Bowl tight end Rob Gronkowski's health heading into training camp, a source with direct knowledge of his situation said Monday. The third-year pro suffered a serious ankle injury before Sup... more

Associated Press/US Presswire Cam Newton, Tim Tebow and Robert Griffin III (from left to right) can all do major damage with their legs.   SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Nev. -- Urban Meyer remembers the naysayers. The competitors always do, particularl... more

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Nev. -- You want to talk about Peyton Manning. The whole world wants to talk about Peyton Manning. How the Denver Broncos' new quarterback and the most coveted free agent in years is throwing the football. How much closer he bring... more

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Nev. -- Aaron Rodgers broke into a smile. A quick one, the kind where your outward glee outraces your caution about showing too much emotion. The question was about contracts, after all, and NFL players are well-schooled in the ar... more

Benny Selu/US Presswire Aaron Rodgers is getting ready for his eighth training camp with the Packers (and fifth as the starting QB).   SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Nev. -- The wondrous features of one of Earth's most scenic landscapes is the backdrop... more

Associated Press This isn't the first arrest for Marshawn Lynch (left), while Dez Bryant also had a run-in with the law in January.   The preseason can't start soon enough. And not just for the most fervent of fans who flock to training cam... more

Associated Press The perception of Chad Ochocinco has changed through the years, from his time in Cincy to New England to Miami.   The Miami Dolphins begin training camp July 26, with both veterans and rookies expected to show up at the... more

The rookie salary structure agreed upon in the new collective bargaining agreement was supposed to make signing first-round draft picks easy. Contracts were supposed to be done before anyone even thought about training camp. Yet with camps slated t... more

Associated Press Doug Flutie (left) hopes rookie quarterbacks Russell Wilson (center) and Kellen Moore get a fair shake in the NFL.   Doug Flutie was listed as 5-foot-10. For his entire career, in the NFL and in the Canadian Football League... more


DALLAS -- His work done Thursday, Robert Griffin III headed home to Waco to await several Washington Redskins receivers who were flying to Baylor University to attend a players-only workout led by Griffin. The quarterback needed to serve as the one-... more

By late afternoon on Nov. 20, 2011, the Chicago Bears were among the NFL's darlings. They had just wrapped up their fifth straight victory, an 11-point win over the Chargers. With this coming one week after a 24-point blowout of the Detroit Lions, Ch... more

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- The storm began to brew Tuesday, catching the entire organization off guard. On Wednesday, before Minnesota Vikings executives could sip their first cup of coffee, before players could don their workout gear, it erupted. Word... more

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Adrian Peterson's goal is to be consistent. Every day in his rehab-filled offseason should be the same. So, the Minnesota Vikings running back wakes up at 8 a.m. as often as possible. "And I'm grinding," said Peterson, the fa... more

PHILADELPHIA -- A humbling 2011 is behind them. No one utters the term "Dream Team" anymore. Those Philadelphia Eagles have flown away, a circumstance the players welcome. Yet the optimism that pervaded the team before last season is still around.... more

IRVING, Texas -- The Cowboys wrap up their three-day minicamp Thursday, and coach Jason Garrett will send his players into the summer for a few deep breaths before the work starts again. They've cherished the extra few weeks of preparation in this... more

The Tennessee Titans will cut veteran tight end Daniel Graham, a source with knowledge of the situation said Tuesday. Graham was due $2 million in salary. A source who watched him work out said both value and physical skill factored into the decisi... more

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- It was a grueling process, one that began for Lester Bagley even before he formally worked for the Minnesota Vikings. For the past 10 years, Bagley has been the face of the effort to land a new stadium in Minnesota. And for the... more

METAIRIE, La. -- Jimmy Graham doesn't need motivation. His well-told life story proves that. Sent to a group home by his own struggling mother, Graham overcame a fragmented, troubled upbringing to become a college basketball player at the Universit... more

The New Orleans Saints have hired former FBI Director Louis Freeh to examine their organization inside and out, a team source said. New Orleans has been mired in controversy following the NFL's bounty investigation, and there were also allegations th... more

METAIRIE, La. -- The NFL has requested tapes of Saints practices this week, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. ATL: Writing's on the wall Reports that the Saints kept written documentation of their "bounty" program don't bode... more

METAIRIE, La. -- Curtis Lofton, who started the whole mess, was laughing in the locker room afterward. The New Orleans Saints had finished Wednesday morning's minicamp workout and their new linebacker was explaining the consequences of an on-field fi... more

Gerald Herbert/Associated Press With Jonathan Vilma's suspension, Curtis Lofton (above) is immediately thrust into the spotlight in New Orleans. METAIRIE, La. -- The specter of punishments for their bounty system was looming, and the New Orleans... more


NEW ORLEANS -- Suspended New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma said Thursday that he wouldn't cooperate with the NFL's investigation into his team's "bounty" system because Commissioner Roger Goodell refused to show him the evidence of his all... more

Geoff Burke/US Presswire Christian Ponder played in 11 games (including 10 starts) as a rookie, piling up 13 TDs and 13 interceptions. EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- The present and future Minnesota Vikings quarterback never played with the famous former... more

Associated Press Former NFL defensive tackle Sean Gilbert held out for the 1997 season, but went on to receive a huge deal. It has been nine years since Sean Gilbert last played in the NFL, and 15 since his epic standoff with the league, the... more

James D. Smith/Associated Press Mike Jenkins (above) feels like the odd man out with Dallas bringing in Brandon Carr and Morris Claiborne. IRVING, Texas -- The focus of the Mike Jenkins saga has exclusively been off the field. The Dallas Cowboy... more

The Indianapolis Colts have made multiple trade offers for disgruntled Dallas Cowboys cornerback Mike Jenkins, a source with knowledge of the talks confirmed. In the final year of his contract, Jenkins has stayed home from OTAs with hopes of being... more

The Cardinals have signed outside linebacker Quentin Groves, according to a source close to the situation. Jeremiah: Do passing yards matter? Alex Smith thinks passing yards are an overblown stat, pointing to Cam  Newton as proof. Daniel Jere... more

Tony Gutierrez/Associated Press Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant will be expected to improve upon his 63 catches and nine TDs from last season. IRVING, Texas -- The word "potential" has haunted Dez Bryant during his young career. It's a blessing, ye... more

For more nearly 30 minutes on Tuesday night, a Twitter imposter pretending to be Mike Jenkins had the world wondering if the Dallas Cowboys cornerback had been traded to the Oakland Raiders. By the time it became clear it was all a ruse, the lame acc... more

Dallas Cowboys rookie receiver Danny Coale suffered a broken bone in his foot during the first day of organized team activities, a source close to the situation confirmed on Tuesday. Specifically, Coale broke the fifth metatarsal in his left foot,... more

Tony Gutierrez/Associated Press Calvin Johnson cemented himself as one of the NFL's elite players in 2011 with 1,681 receiving yards and 16 TDs. ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- The final seconds had ticked away in the Detroit Lions' 38-10 beatdown of the... more

Dallas Cowboys cornerback Mike Jenkins won't be attending organized team activities when they begin Tuesday, a source with knowledge of Jenkins' situation said. He is rehabbing his shoulder after offseason surgery, so he would not have been able to... more

Charles Krupa/Associated Press Wes Welker has piled up 554 catches in five seasons with the Patriots, taking a bunch of hits in the process. The New England Patriots and receiver Wes Welker appear to be at an impasse. The star slot machine signed... more

Veteran free-agent defensive back Yeremiah Bell has signed a one-year contract worth $1.4 million with the New York Jets on Friday, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. Super size me Joe McKnight's offseason regimen of McDonald'... more

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Darius Fleming, a fifth-round draft pick, tore his anterior cruciate ligament during his first rookie minicamp practice Friday, according to his agent, Andy Simms. That puts Fleming's availability for the 2012 season in... more

ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Rams approached the 2012 NFL Draft embracing the reality that they were not one player away. As last year's 2-14 finish clearly illustrated, they were missing far more than that. It's why they traded out of the No. 2 spo... more

OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- A tape measure doesn't always possess the answer, and neither does a stopwatch or scale. So much of scouting in football is based on measurables, but what Ozzie Newsome focuses on while watching game film can't be measured. "Yo... more

Free-agent running back Tim Hightower has agreed to terms on a one-year deal with the Washington Redskins, a source with knowledge of the situation said Sunday. Brandt: Diamonds in the rough When the draft ends, a race to sign undrafted prospects... more

Linebacker Courtney Upshaw agreed to a four-year contract with the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday, a source with knowledge of the situation confirmed. The total contract value is $5,296,698, with $3,587,000 guaranteed. Upshaw is the Raven's second-... more

Ross D. Franklin/Associated Press Jacob Bell started an even 100 games at offensive guard during his eight-year career with the Titans and Rams. Jacob Bell answered the phone and listened to my introduction. I tell him I'm working on a story for... more

James D Smith/Associated Press Rob Ryan is in his second year as defensive coordinator of the Cowboys, who finished 23rd against the pass in '11. VALLEY RANCH, Texas -- Rob Ryan took responsibility, pointing the finger at himself for the struggle... more

The New England Patriots have released wideout Tiquan Underwood, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. Underwood became a sympathetic figure when the Patriots released him the night before the Super Bowl XLVI. He later re-signed, b... more

Charles Krupa/Associated Press Junior Seau spent his final four seasons (2006-09) of a 20-year career as a member of the New England Patriots. When the New England Patriots signed Junior Seau for the last time in 2009, the linebacker was already... more

Paul Spinelli/AP Defensive tackle Anthony Hargrove will miss eight games in 2012, but the Packers are prepared for his absence. The NFL has handed down its punishment for the Saints' bounty program, administering serious discipline on four player... more

LM Otero/Associated Press Jason Garrett (left) and Jerry Jones (right) upgraded the Cowboys' secondary by drafting Morris Claiborne at No. 6. The Cowboys are never shy about expressing their feelings, and they will never be the NFL's wallflowers.... more


Boise State quarterback Kellen Moore is set to sign with the Detroit Lions, a source with knowledge of the situation said Saturday. Brandt: Top undrafted players Last year, 59 rookie free agents were on Week 1 NFL rosters. Gil Brandt lists the... more

IRVING, Texas -- The odds of the Dallas Cowboys moving cornerback Mike Jenkins on Friday are dwindling, according to a team source. Rapoport: Cowboys' coup Ian Rapoport explains how the Cowboys stunned everybody -- including Morris Claiborne --... more

IRVING, TEXAS -- Forgive Morris Claiborne if he was shocked. He read the mock drafts, and like everyone else, the LSU cornerback thought he was headed to the Minnesota Vikings or Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He'd met with those teams, worked out for them,... more

IRVING, Texas -- The morning after making a blockbuster trade to draft LSU cornerback Morris Claiborne, the Dallas Cowboys are shopping the player he is expected to replace. Rapoport: Cowboys' coup Ian Rapoport explains how the Cowboys stunned... more

New England Patriots running back Eric Kettani, 25, was granted an early release from the Navy, and he's expected to join the Patriots for offseason camp, the Navy announced Wednesday. Last year, the 5-foot-11, 235-pound Kettani was called back for... more

IRVING, Texas -- Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones doesn't believe the salary-cap penalties the NFL has assessed against his team affected its approach to free agency.'s Mock Draft Central With the draft now upon us, analysts unvei... more

IRVING, Texas -- The Dallas Cowboys and San Diego Chargers are in talks to hold joint practices in San Diego around the time the Cowboys break camp in Oxnard, Calif., this summer, a team source said Tuesday. The practices would be centered on the t... more

The lights come on, the cameras start rolling, and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell walks to the podium. And there, the 2012 NFL Draft begins. Lombardi: Draft premonitions Michael Lombardi reveals 10 thoughts about the 2012 draft, including his s... more

Associated Press Pressure will rise on Andy Reid, Rex Ryan and Jason Garrett (from left to right) if their teams start slow this fall. The optimism builds from the moment free agency hits. It runs right through the 2012 NFL schedule release . The... more

Guard Chilo Rachal has agreed to a one-year deal with the Chicago Bears, a source said Wednesday. Terms have not yet been disclosed. A former San Francisco 49ers 2008 second-round pick, Rachal is listed at 6-foot-5, 323 pounds and started three gam... more

William Philpott/Associated Press New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow spoke for 20 minutes during an Easter Sunday service at a church in Texas. Tim Tebow, part-time icon, showed up last Sunday at the Easter service of Celebration Church in... more

Every move Janoris Jenkins makes leading up to the 2012 NFL Draft will be scrutinized, and that comes as no surprise to those close to the probable first-round pick. Brandt: The Hot 100 How did the various pro days impact the draft? Gil Brandt... more

Ben Liebenberg/NFL Top QB prospects Andrew Luck (right) and Robert Griffin III appear set to face off in Week 3 of the preseason. The 2012 regular-season schedule hasn't been released quite yet, but the NFL whet our appetite by unveiling its... more

Without saying a word, Robert Griffin III spoke loud and clear Tuesday. With Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay insisting he hasn't made up his mind on which name to tell Commissioner Roger Goodell to call first April 26, Griffin ended the charade... more

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