Ian Rapoport

Ian Rapoport


NFL Media insider Ian Rapoport has covered the league since 2009, previously serving as Patriots beat reporter for the Boston Herald for three seasons. Now a Dallas-based reporter, he also has covered the Alabama Crimson Tide for the Birmingham News and Mississippi State for the Jackson Clarion-Ledger.


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 signed... 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 news... 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 "Beast... 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 his... 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 by... 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 Goodell... 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 quarterback... 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 nothing... 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 from it... 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 then... 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 from... 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 from... 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's... 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 workouts,... 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 meeting... 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 count of... 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 Ratliff,... 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. Former... 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 "Thursday... 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 Bengals'... 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 would... 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 was hit... 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 me:... 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 unpredictable... 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 being... 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! Which... 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. Given... 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 one... 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 them... 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 Tuesday.... 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 in... 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. John... 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 a... 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-year... 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 this... 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 stab... 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 Broncos... 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 injury,... 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 Game... 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 text... 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 Panthers... 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 to be... 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 unexpected.... 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 to... 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 the... 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. Not... 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 asked him... 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, has... 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 training... 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 released... 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 proved... 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, Albert... 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 topic,... 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 to... 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 you... 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 be... 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 Carson... 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 word... 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) at... 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've... 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 49ers,... 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 be... 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 gotten to... 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 top... 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 of... 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 the... 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 eventual No.... 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 enough... 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 is... 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 sooner... 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. According... 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 annual... 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 games... 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 the... 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 was... 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 whirlwind... 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 season for... 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 on... 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 Adrian... 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 up... 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 next... 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 Tim... 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 free... 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 week... 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 down a... 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 about... 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 about... 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. Sources... 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 been... 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, Garrett... 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 contract... 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 been up?... 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 Bowl... 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 the... 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 premise... 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 BBQ... 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 Dallas... 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 come... 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 posts was... 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 forward... 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 biggest... 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 and... 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 the... 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. 3,... 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. The... 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 North... 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 in... 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 transition tag... 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. For the... 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 big... 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 the... 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 for a... 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 and... 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 49ers... 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 during... 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 nothing... 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 teams... 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 a... 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 again.... 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. Handed... 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 tried... 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 inclusion in... 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 a... 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 things --... 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 these... 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 resisting... 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 was... 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. The... 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 season,... 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 idea... 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 Sunday... 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 statesman... 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 only... 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 remains... 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 and... 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 noise,... 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 five... 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 history... 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 serious... 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 be... 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, thanks to... 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 what did... 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 discuss... 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 in... 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 touchdown... 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 docket,... 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, but... 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 are... 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 apologies... 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 box... 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 been... 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. Instant... 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. Some... 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 on... 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†Harbaugh and... 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 coordinator... 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, but... 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 offensive... 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 decision... 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 long --... 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 veteran,... 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 forward to... 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 mention... 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 puts... 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 the... 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 Mike... 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 has a... 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 trade... 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 with... 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 much... 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 the... 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 Thursday... 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. Manning... 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 playing... 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 interception at... 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 player's... 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 of... 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 with... 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 player... 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 team... 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? The... 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? The... 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 that... 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 suspended... 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 paramount.... 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 Super... 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, particularly... 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 brings... 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 art of... 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 camp... 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 to... 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-man... 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, Chicago... 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 face of... 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. After... 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 decision.... 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 University of... 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 that GM... 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 well... 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 fight .... 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 alleged... 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 Cowboys'... 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 Jeremiah... 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, yes,... 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 account... 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, the... 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's... 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 spot in... 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. "You... 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-round... 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 struggles... 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, but a... 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 a... 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 players... 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 top... 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 -- by... 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, been... 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 unveil... 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 teams'... 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 safest... 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 . Then,... 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 games... 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 in... more

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