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Brian McIntyre

Brian McIntyre

 

Brian McIntyre is a writer for Around the League on NFL.com, providing non-stop analysis and opinions on all things football. Previous stops include Mac's Football Blog, Football Outsiders, and Scout.com. A native of Clinton, Mass., Brian is a fan of the Seattle Seahawks, Montreal Canadiens and Pearl Jam.


September

As expected, the Jacksonville Jaguars activated running back Maurice Jones-Drew to the 53-man roster Saturday. Breer: Week 1 picks Albert Breer provides his predictions for the opening week of the season, giving one rookie quarterback a road win.... more

The Dallas Cowboys parted ways with veteran inside linebackers Bradie James and Keith Brooking this offseason. Replacing James, a starter for the last seven seasons and a team captain from 2007 through 2011, is 2011 second-round draft pick Bruce Carter,... more

The Chicago Bears are expected to use more multiple tight end personnel groupings while remaining a run-first offense under new offensive coordinator Mike Tice. With tight end Kellen Davis set for a breakout season in the passing offense, the dirty work... more

The Detroit Lions' defense tied for 10th in the NFL last season with 41 sacks, nine behind the Philadelphia Eagles and Minnesota Vikings. The year before, the Lions' 44 sacks ranked sixth, just four behind the Pittsburgh Steelers. According to defensive... more

After missing Thursday's practice with a groin injury, Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stevie Johnson returned to the practice field Friday and officially is listed as "questionable" on the final injury report of the week. "I did everything . I was out... more

Under the direction of general manager Thomas Dimitroff and coach Mike Smith, the Atlanta Falcons have had the most regular-season success in franchise history. Over the last four seasons, the Falcons are 43-21, posting a winning record in all four... more

To remain with the Philadelphia Eagles, defensive end Darryl Tapp agreed to a steep pay cut , lowering his base salary from $2.575 million to $825,000 for the upcoming season. On Thursday, Tapp explained why he agreed to the reduction. "Yeah, I... more

NFL teams began assembling their eight-man practice squads last week, and if you're on the New England Patriots squad, your wallet might be a little fatter than others. The Patriots are one NFL team that consistently goes above and beyond the minimum... more

New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul had a breakout performance in 2011, finishing his second season in the National Football League with 16.5 sacks, which ranked fourth in the league. Pierre-Paul feels he's just scratching the surface of... more

Entering the final year of his contract, wide receiver Greg Jennings is preparing as though 2012 will be his seventh and final season with the Green Bay Packers. Lombardi: For better or worse? Michael Lombardi predicts whether each team will exceed... more

Though Brandon Carr has faced the New York Giants just once in his four-year career , in fewer than 180 days in Big D he's already learned to dislike them, Bart Hubbuch of the New York Post reports. "(The Giants) have had great success, winning two... more

San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews returned to practice Monday , but he has not yet been cleared for contact, Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. Jeremiah: Inside intel Daniel Jeremiah grilled 20 NFL personnel officials... more

Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew's status for Sunday's regular-season opener against the Minnesota Vikings is uncertain, but the three-time Pro Bowl running back was able to participate in Monday's practice , NFL.com and NFL Network's... more

Cleveland Browns coach Pat Shurmur said Sunday that first-round draft pick Trent Richardson (knee) was very close to returning to practice . Everything to prove Follow along the year-long stories of 11 high-profile rookies including Andrew Luck and... more

When the New York Giants open the regular season against the Dallas Cowboys on Wednesday night, Sean Locklear, not Will Beatty, will be their starting left tackle , Mike Garafolo of The Star-Ledger reports. Beatty, who is battling a back injury, is... more

Dallas Cowboys cornerback Mike Jenkins practiced Sunday marking the first time he has done so since the 2011 season, Calvin Watkins of ESPN Dallas reports. Will he or won't he? There's one unseen problem that might keep the Cowboys' Jason†Witten from... more

The Carolina Panthers announced the signing of veteran defensive tackle Dwan Edwards to an undisclosed contract. To make room for Edwards on the 53-man roster, the Panthers are releasing 2011 third-round draft pick Terrell McClain. Brooks: Panthers... more

The NFL's reigning rushing champion, Maurice Jones-Drew, ended his holdout and reported to the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday without a new contract, NFL.com and NFL Network's Albert Breer reports . "I'm game ready now," Jones-Drew said at a news... more

The NFL's waiver wire closed at 11:59 a.m. ET, and the New York Jets appear to be one of the teams that was very active placing claims on players who were released Friday. According to Brian Costello of the New York Post, the Jets were awarded wide... more

The Miami Dolphins received a scare this week when Pro Bowl left tackle Jake Long injured his right knee during Monday's practice. Long was determined to have a sprained medial collateral ligament, but was expected to be fine for the Dolphins'... more

The New York Jets used their second-round pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, the No. 43 overall, on Georgia Tech wide receiver Stephen Hill. But if it were up to head coach Rex Ryan, the Jets would have gone in a different direction . Schein: Nine sizzling... more

August

The Chicago Bears are close to a deal with free-agent defensive tackle Amobi Okoye, Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun-Times reported Friday. There is serious doubt if Okoye will pass a physical in Chicago, however, a source with knowledge of the player's... more

In 2011, New York Giants sixth-round draft pick Greg Jones opened the season as the team's starting middle linebacker. On Friday, he was released , Ohm Youngmiusk of ESPN New York reported. Cut tracker Former New England†Patriots wide receiver... more

In addition to working out several wide receivers , the Miami Dolphins worked out three veteran cornerbacks , Ben Volin of The Palm Beach Post reported Thursday. According to Volin, the cornerbacks working out at the team's Davie, Fla., headquarters... more

Now that they're back in South Florida after their charter plane backed into another plane on the runway in Dallas, the Miami Dolphins will go about trying to find some additional players at what is arguably their weakest position. Everything to prove... more

Before he was selected with the No. 2 overall draft pick by the Washington Redskins, quarterback Robert Griffin III said that Doug Williams was his favorite Redskin of all-time . "If there's one thing I know as a quarterback, he's the only... more

Quarterback Stephen McGee's ascension to the second spot on the Dallas Cowboys' depth chart following Jon Kitna's retirement was blocked by the three-year, $10.5 million contract the front office gave veteran Kyle Orton in March. Darlington: Don't... more

Some offseason reports had Seattle Seahawks guard James Carpenter, the team's first-round pick in 2011, missing the entire 2012 season with a severe knee injury he suffered during a pass-rush drill in practice last season. Carpenter opened training... more

Two days ago, the St. Louis Rams and New York Jets swapped backup right tackles , with the Rams sending former No. 2 overall draft pick Jason Smith to Gang Green for veteran Wayne Hunter. Rams general manager Les Snead discussed the decision to trade... more

After beginning his NFL career as the NFL's Offensive Rookie of the Year in an offense run by Pat Shurmur, St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford is having to learn a third offense in as many seasons. Gone is Josh McDaniels, replaced by former New York... more

Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson is coming off the lowest rushing (1,047 yards) and touchdown (four) production of his four-year career, and is averaging just 2.8 yards on 28 carries during the 2012 preseason. However, coach Mike Munchak told... more

The Detroit Lions announced that running back Jahvid Best will begin the 2012 season on the "Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform" list, which will keep the 2010 first-round draft pick out for the first six weeks of the regular season. The earliest... more

The Carolina Panthers appear to be going younger and cheaper at the kicker position. As Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com reports, the team has released veteran Olindo Mare. One of the NFL's more accurate field goal kickers from 2008-10, Mare was... more

Through three preseason games, Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback Brandon Weeden has fumbled three times, losing two of them. Brooks: Scouting rookie QBs What can we expect from Andrew†Luck, Robert†Griffin III, Ryan†Tannehill and Brandon†Weeden?... more

With one of the league's best rushing attacks and the healthy returns of Matt Schaub and Andre Johnson, Houston Texans left tackle Duane Brown told "NFL AM" on Monday that the team has the best offense in the National Football League. "I think the sky's... more

The New England Patriots and Pro Bowl tight end Aaron Hernandez have agreed to a five-year, $37.5 million contract extension that will keep the 22-year old in New England through 2018, two sources with knowledge of the situation confirmed to NFL.com and... more

New York Jets rookie defensive lineman Quinton Coples is living up to his scouting report. The No. 16 pick in the 2012 NFL Draft was expected to be a disruptive pass-rusher, and sure enough the rookie ranks among the preseason leaders in sacks (three, a... more

Though at least one expert would not have been surprised if San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews could be out until October with a broken clavicle, the 2010 first-round draft pick out of Fresno State has been adamant about being back for the... more

Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll has announced that Russell Wilson will be the team's starting quarterback in Week 1 against the Arizona†Cardinals . "Russell Wilson will start against the Raiders (in the preseason finale) and will start the first... more

Carolina Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart was carted back to the locker room after suffering an apparent right ankle injury during Sunday night's 17-12 victory over the New York Jets. Brooks: Panthers running wild The NFL is a pass-happy... more

Though he tied his career high with eight receiving touchdowns, it's no secret that the end of the 2011 season was one that New York Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes would rather forget. Holmes had his lowest number of receptions since his rookie... more

The Baltimore Ravens have released veteran kicker Billy Cundiff, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. The Ravens later announced that Cundiff had been released in addition to eight other players including Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton's brother,... more

After sitting behind Jason Campbell, Carson Palmer and Kyle Boller on the Oakland Raiders' quarterback depth chart as a rookie, 2011 supplemental draft pick Terrelle Pryor has finally seen the field this summer. Usually the third quarterback off the... more

Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay has once again taken to Twitter to update Colts fans -- and the NFL world -- with some self-described "random notes." After leading with an update on a contest for cash and an Andrew Luck jersey, and then explaining... more

In March, future Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning chose to sign with the Denver Broncos after being pursued by the Tennessee Titans, Miami Dolphins, Arizona Cardinals, Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers. (Or "evaluated" by the Niners, as Jim... more

The battle between incumbent LeGarrette Blount and 2012 first-round draft pick Doug Martin for the starting job in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' backfield has apparently been decided. Through the first two games, the competition, which made Around the... more

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford appeared to suffer an injury to his left (non-throwing) hand during the second quarter of Saturday night's 31-20 preseason loss to the Oakland Raiders. Stafford, who was 8-of-10 passing for 68 yards before he... more

Over the next six days, some 1,100 players will be trimmed from NFL rosters. Some of those players will comprise the 256 practice-squad spots that will start to be filled next Saturday afternoon, while some could "luck out" and be stashed on injured... more

The battle between 2008 first-round draft pick Chris Williams and 2010 seventh-round draft pick J'Marcus Webb for the Chicago Bears' starting left tackle job was Around the League's No. 13 position battle to watch this summer. Brandt: NFC players who... more

In his second appearance of the preseason, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady took some shots from opposing pass-rushers during Friday night's 30-28 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Brady was drilled by defensive end Michael Bennett, forcing a... more

The Miami Dolphins have their quarterback in first-round draft pick Ryan Tannehill, but who will be his receivers this season? That's something coach Joe Philbin, offensive coordinator Mike Sherman and receivers coaches Ken O'Keefe and Phil McGeoghan... more

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Pro Bowl guard Davin Joseph was carted off the field Friday night with what appeared to be a potentially serious left leg injury during the second quarter of the preseason game against the New England Patriots. On a... more

Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Adrian Clayborn and defensive tackle Gerald McCoy were sent to the locker room Friday night after sustaining injuries during the first half of a 30-28 preseason victory over the New England Patriots. McCoy appeared to... more

Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Munchak can breathe a little easier as Jake Locker's performance Thursday night was much better than the previous week's effort against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. It was a sign that the 2011 first-round draft pick out of... more

Of the 16 penalty flags thrown during the Tennessee Titans' 32-27 victory over the Arizona†Cardinals Thursday night, eight hit the LP Field turf during a fourth quarter when everyone was praying for no injuries and no overtime and fans were making their... more

Running back Clinton Portis returned to the Washington Redskins to announce his retirement on Thursday. The two-time Pro Bowl player finished the 2010 season on injured reserve and was released by the Redskins prior to the 2011 lockout. Several NFL teams... more

In his first game since the 2010 season, Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning played a dozen snaps against the Chicago Bears before playing the entire first half -- 33 plays -- against the Seattle†Seahawks last Saturday night . The third... more

Even though the Chicago Bears have reunited quarterback Jay Cutler with wide receiver Brandon Marshall, first-year offensive coordinator Mike Tice is committed to the running game . So much so that when Michael Bush was signed to a four-year, $14... more

There is no question that, when healthy, Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden is one of the more explosive players in the National Football League. McFadden has averaged nearly five yards per carry (5.3 yards per carry over the last two seasons)... more

After illegal hits resulted in a total of $55,000 in fines over a two-week span last season, Pittsburgh Steelers safety Ryan Clark was highly critical of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. "I don't know if he had some type of high school dreams or Pop... more

The New England Patriots announced defensive lineman Jonathan Fanene has been released, despite the seven-year veteran's nearly $4 million signing bonus earned this offseason. Fanene signed a three-year, $9.85 million contract with the Patriots in March... more

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick suffered a rib contusion †when he took a shot from New England Patriots defensive end Jermaine Cunningham in the first quarter of Monday night's preseason game . For Vick, it was his second injury in as many... more

At some point Tuesday, Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll is expected to name a starting quarterback for his team's third preseason game , which comes against the Kansas City Chiefs on Friday night. Brooks: The battle in Seattle Who will start the... more

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton and wide receiver A.J. Green quickly became one of the league's top QB-WR duos, capping off their stellar rookie seasons with appearances in the Pro Bowl. Both were impressive feats considering the lockout denied... more

Before signing with the New England Patriots last week, former University of Florida running back and 2012 Olympic silver medalist Jeff Demps drew interest from several NFL teams, including the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Indianapolis Colts and New York Jets.... more

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers claimed wide receiver Jordan Shipley off waivers from the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday. A third-round draft pick out of the University of Texas by the Bengals in 2010, Shipley caught 52 passes for 600 yards and three touchdowns... more

New Orleans Saints linebackers Curtis Lofton and David Hawthorne are battling injuries that are expected to keep them out for the remainder of the preseason, Bradley Handwerger of WWLTV.com reported Monday. Saints interim coach Joe Vitt later said... more

In May, New York Jets offensive line coach Dave DeGuglielmo gave a rather graphic seal of approval on right tackle Wayne Hunter. "This guy is the starting right tackle," DeGuglielmo said, according to Jenny Vrentas of The Star-Ledger. "Until they tell... more

Even though he's coming off hip surgery, and is scheduled to earn $1.927 million in base salary on a restricted free agent tender, Baltimore Ravens cornerback Cary Williams turned down a three-year contract extension worth $15 million, Aaron Wilson of... more

The Kansas City Chiefs announced that outside linebacker Tamba Hali had been suspended one game for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy. Hali is eligible to participate in the remainder of the preseason practices and games, but he will sit... more

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell believes that the city of Los Angeles will eventually get an NFL team . Thus far, the NFL has not put a timeframe on when that would be, but Pittsburgh Steelers president and chairman of the NFL's stadium committee Art... more

The Tennessee Titans made a decision Monday on a starting quarterback for the regular-season opener against the New England†Patriots , and it will be Jake Locker, a source with knowledge of the situation told NFL Network's Michael Lombardi. Titans coach... more

The Cleveland Browns did not use the second of their two first-round picks in the 2012 NFL Draft on 28-year-old Brandon Weeden to ease him along slowly. No, the Browns planned on starting him right away and named him the starter ahead of Colt McCoy -- who... more

Miami Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin hoped to have named a starting quarterback for the Dolphins' Week 1 game against the Houston†Texans before their third preseason game . David†Garrard's knee injury complicated the situation, which is now a two-man... more

The Dallas Cowboys were without 19 players, including a lengthy list of starters, for Saturday's preseason game against the San Diego Chargers, but Calvin Watkins of ESPN Dallas reports that several starters are expected to return to practice this week.... more

Selected with the first pick of the second round in the 2012 NFL Draft, former Appalachian State wide receiver Brian Quick is expected to be the big, physical playmaker the St. Louis Rams have been lacking at the position. Thus far, Quick has been... more

Miami Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin said rookie right tackle Jonathan Martin wasn't "God awful" during Friday night's preseason game against the Carolina Panthers, but the second-round draft pick out of Stanford knows that he has to play much better .... more

After missing the Kansas City Chiefs' OTAs and minicamp, and then training camp at Missouri Western State University, wide receiver Dwayne Bowe signed his $9.515 million franchise tag and reported to the team Friday. Bowe's teammates say he... more

The NFL has instructed teams and coaches to avoid making any public criticisms of the replacement officials, going so far as to provide talking points to use when asked about the ongoing dispute. San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh is not a... more

The Seattle Seahawks will ramp up their efforts to trade quarterback Tarvaris Jackson this week, Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com reported early Sunday morning. Jackson opened training camp as the Seahawks' No. 1 quarterback, but he has fallen... more

St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford didn't have a bad first preseason game last week against the Indianapolis†Colts . The No. 1 overall pick of the 2010 NFL Draft completed 7 of 9 passes for 57 yards and a 93.1 passer rating. Brandt: A new day in... more

Oakland Raiders defensive tackle Tommy†Kelly said Arizona†Cardinals†quarterback Kevin†Kolb "was scared " Friday night in the Cardinals' 31-27 preseason victory . "He is skittish," Kelly said after the game, according to The Associated Press. "Anytime... more

Arizona Cardinals running back Ryan Williams has been eased back into action after coming off a torn patella tendon in his right knee that ended his rookie season before it ever officially began. The 2011 second-round draft pick avoided the physically... more

With the St. Louis Rams recently backing out of their commitment to play one home game in London during the 2013 and 2014 seasons, the Minnesota†Vikings are the top candidate to head to the U.K., Brian Murphy of the Pioneer Press reported. Debate:... more

Ryan Fitzpatrick is entrenched as the starting quarterback on the Buffalo Bills' depth chart, with Tyler Thigpen and Vince Young competing for the No. 2 job. Both Thigpen and Young struggled in the preseason opener , but Young appears to have nudged ahead... more

Arizona Cardinals left tackle Levi Brown exited Friday's preseason game against the Oakland†Raiders in the second quarter with a torn right triceps that will require surgery, a source close to the player confirmed to NFL.com and NFL Network's Ian... more

The Pittsburgh Steelers dropped a double dose of roster transaction surprises Friday when they activated both Casey Hampton and Rashard Mendenhall from the physically unable to perform list. Lombardi: Preseason in perspective It's easy to get carried... more

Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew, the NFL's reigning rushing champion, continues to hold out from the team. In addition to forfeiting a $50,000 workout bonus and racking up fines for skipping the mandatory minicamp, Jones-Drew is... more

Although he was activated from the physically unable to perform list earlier this week, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson didn't play in Friday night's preseason game against the Buffalo†Bills . Harrison: Power Rankings With preseason... more

Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill's first preseason start is in the books, and it's reasonable to assume that coach Joe Philbin will not be naming the rookie the Week 1 starter this week. Sessler: QB race opens in Miami With QB David†Garrard... more

With just over 10 minutes to play in the second quarter of Friday's 23-17 victory over the Miami Dolphins , Carolina†Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart exited the field with an apparent left leg injury. The Panthers announced that Stewart has a... more

The Cincinnati Bengals announced Friday that wide receiver Jordan Shipley has been placed on waivers. A third-round draft pick (No. 84 overall) out of Texas in 2010, Shipley had an impressive rookie season, catching 52 passes for 600 yards and three... more

Four months ago, former University of Washington running back Chris Polk was considered among the Top 5 backs available in the 2012 NFL Draft. Polk had gained over 4,000 yards on the ground during his 40-game college career and, at 5-foot-10 and 215... more

Last weekend, the Carolina Panthers signed running back Jonathan Stewart to a five-year, $36.5 million contract extension . Brooks: Panthers running wild The NFL is a pass-happy league, but the Carolina†Panthers are doubling down on the ground. Bucky... more

Miami Dolphins first-round quarterback Ryan Tannehill was impressive in his first NFL scrimmage and was impressive coming off the bench in his first NFL preseason game . Debate: Most rookie interceptions? Which rookie will throw the most... more

Two things to keep an eye on during Week 2 of the 2012 NFL preseason schedule are the debuts of Justin Blackmon and Morris Claiborne, who were picked back-to-back in the Top 10 of the 2012 draft. Blackmon, the No. 5 overall pick by the Jacksonville... more

In two preseason games in Dirk Koetter's offense, Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan has completed nearly 80 percent of his 34 pass attempts for 329 yards with a pair of touchdowns. An interception drops his passer rating to a lofty 114.3. Ryan must... more

The Miami Dolphins are looking to use a no-huddle offense this season. So are the Baltimore Ravens, a move that has received the seal of approval from quarterback Joe Flacco. Similar experiments and explorations are taking place with the Buffalo... more

The Houston Texans have reached agreement on contract extension with left tackle Duane Brown, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reported Thursday. "I've been happy to just make it to this point, to the NFL," Brown said according to the Associated... more

Earlier this offseason, San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore took being mentioned as a target by then-New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams as a sign of a respect . Harrison: Power Rankings With preseason action heating up,... more

Mark Sanchez's teammates on the New York Jets might foresee a breakout season for the fourth-year quarterback, but all eyes in the sports world are fixated on Tim Tebow. Former Jets quarterback Vinny Testaverde -- who ranks fifth on the team's... more

Injuries have limited Washington Redskins tight end Chris Cooley to just 28 games over the last three seasons, including a career-low five games (and eight receptions) in 2011. Due $3.8 million in base salary this season, Cooley likely needs to stay... more

With Wednesday night's Powerball jackpot topping $300 million, several members of the Detroit Lions shared their lottery dreams with Jeff Seidel of the Detroit Free Press. Quarterback Matthew Stafford, who signed a six-year, $78 million contract that... more

Entering his second season in the National Football League, Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder is currently the fourth-best quarterback on the fourth-best team in the NFC North. That hasn't stopped him from setting lofty goals for both the... more

The 2012 season is one of change for the Indianapolis Colts. The latest change to be unveiled involves veteran wide receiver Reggie Wayne, who is coming off the island the old offense had him stationed on for the last decade, Mike Chappell of the... more

Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor has had a few scraps with one of the Steelers' wide receivers this summer, but he's also helping the team's top wideout get ready for the 2012 season. Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports... more

The focus of Tennessee Titans training camp is on the narrowing gap between veteran Matt Hasselbeck and 2011 first round pick Jake Locker for the team's starting quarterback job. Hasselbeck started and played well last season, but Locker has him... more

Denver Broncos wide receiver Eric Decker had a fairly productive second season in the NFL, catching 44 passes for 612 yards with eight touchdowns in 2011. However, Decker was poised for a breakout season before the offense shifted to a run-heavy... more

The Baltimore Ravens' plan to increase their usage of the no-huddle offense this season has the seal of approval from quarterback Joe Flacco. "I love the no-huddle," Flacco said Sunday, according to Aaron Wilson of The Baltimore Sun. "We've got to get... more

The New York Giants received some good news on Monday as they announced that No. 1 wide receiver Hakeem Nicks passed his physical and has been activated off the physically unable to perform list. Nicks suffered a broken foot during organized team... more

Jake Locker has reportedly closed the gap on veteran Matt Hasselbeck during their offseason and preseason competition for the Tennessee Titans' starting quarterback job. On Monday, Hasselbeck discussed his return to the Seattle area, as well as... more

A three-way competition for the starting quarterback job and the addition of Terrell Owens have dominated the headlines coming out of Seattle Seahawks' training camp this summer. So left tackle Russell Okung has been able to fly under-the-radar in making... more

Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff has done an outstanding job in turning the Falcons into a consistent winner for the first time in the organization's history. The Falcons are 43-21 in the regular season and have been to the postseason in... more

The Ryan Grigson and Chuck Pagano era of the Indianapolis Colts franchise got off to a good start on Sunday. The Colts blew out the St. Louis Rams 38-3 in the preseason opener as No. 1 overall draft pick, Andrew Luck, earned rave reviews after leading... more

Training camp fights are often dismissed with lines like "they just need to hit someone in a different uniform." Well, the Pittsburgh Steelers got to hit the Philadelphia Eagles last Thursday night , but that hasn't cooled the friction between cornerback... more

There was only one NFL preseason game scheduled for Sunday , but it might have been the most anticipated game on the entire slate this summer as it featured No. 1 overall draft pick Andrew Luck's debut for the Indianapolis Colts. So what did we learn... more

Tight end Zach Miller's first season with the Seattle Seahawks was the least productive of his five-year career. Signed to a five-year, $34 million contract after the lockout, the 2010 Pro Bowler had just 25 receptions for 233 yards and zero touchdowns as... more

Welcome to the NFL, Andrew Luck. On his first pass attempt of the preseason, the No. 1 overall pick of the 2012 NFL Draft dumped off a pass to running back Donald Brown, who ran untouched into the end zone for a 63-yard touchdown to give the... more

After an excused absence for "personal reasons," Chicago Bears middle linebacker Brian Urlacher returned to the team on Saturday and aims to be ready for the team's regular-season opener against the Indianapolis Colts on September 9, Vaughn McClure of... more

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson appears to have been removed from the active/physically unable to perform list, as Judd Zulgad of 1500 ESPN Twin Cities reports Peterson was taking first-team reps during the Vikings' walkthrough practice... more

Free-agent wide receiver Plaxico Burress is en route for a workout with the New England Patriots, a source with knowledge of the situation confirmed to NFL Network and NFL.com. ESPN's Adam Schefter first reported the workout Sunday. Burress, who... more

Pittsburgh Steelers second-round draft pick Mike Adams reportedly will miss two weeks with a mild sprain of the medial collateral ligament in his right knee, but Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that Adams expects to return before then... more

Dallas Cowboys cornerback Morris Claiborne has no issues with Friday's comments made by team executive vice president Stephen Jones about the rookie needing to play through certain "things." In fact, Claiborne understands why the front office would... more

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Chad Johnson had his bond set for $2,500 a day after his Saturday arrest on a misdemeanor domestic violence charge in Davie, Fla., and is expected to be released from Broward County Jail within hours, his lawyer told Izzy... more

If the NFL wants to get a head start on player flights for the Pro Bowl, they can go ahead and book Dustin Keller's to Honolulu right now. At least that's what the New York Jets tight end told Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News. "I definitely... more

Jake Locker has closed the gap on Matt Hasselbeck for the Tennessee Titans' starting quarterback job, head coach Mike Munchak said after his team's 27-17 preseason loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Saturday night. "I don‚??t know if there was a big... more

Just two games were on the docket on Saturday night, but there was plenty of action. We got our first look of the season at 2011 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year Cam Newton, and we also saw how Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub has recovered from... more

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant's availability for Monday night's preseason opener against the Oakland Raiders is in jeopardy after the third-year pro suffered a hamstring strain Saturday, ESPN Dallas reported. The Cowboys don't have a... more

In the first game of Saturday's preseason doubleheader on NFL Network , Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton and Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub produced mixed results on a dozen or so plays over three possessions each before giving way to... more

The Philadelphia Eagles might be a step closer to settling on a replacement for injured left tackle Jason Peters. The team's official website reported Saturday that King Dunlap is starting to work with the first-team offensive line ahead of free-agent... more

The Philadelphia Eagles returned to the practice field on Saturday, and the biggest news of the day is that starting quarterback Michael Vick will be practicing this afternoon . Instant Debate: Bold predictions It's prediction season in the NFL. Our... more

Four months ago, Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back LeGarrette Blount bristled at the thought of the team adding Alabama's Trent Richardson with the No. 5 overall pick of the 2012 NFL Draft. Of course, the Buccaneers didn't get the chance to pick... more

Earlier this week, Seattle Seahawks fullback Michael Robinson told The Seattle Times that second-round linebacker Bobby Wagner reminded him of San Francisco 49ers All-Pro inside linebacker Patrick Willis, Robinson's teammate from 2007 right up until the... more

Even though LSU cornerback Morris Claiborne was coming off surgery to repair ligament damage in his left wrist, the Dallas Cowboys packaged their own first-round draft pick with their second-round selection to move up and select Claiborne No. 6 overall in... more

To address a pass rush that produced just 35 sacks in 2011, the New York Jets selected North Carolina defensive lineman Quinton Coples in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft. Schein: Why Rex will get a ring Rex†Ryan is truly the perfect coach to... more

Miami Dolphins rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill was impressive in his NFL preseason debut, directing the offense into the red zone twice and giving his team an opportunity to score on three of his five possessions in their 20-7 loss to the Tampa Bay... more

Just days after suffering a rib injury during Sunday's Hall of Fame Game loss to the New Orleans Saints, Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kevin Kolb returned to the field in Friday night's 27-17 preseason loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. With the... more

San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews underwent surgery Friday to repair the broken clavicle he sustained on his first carry of the 2012 preseason. Chargers coach Norv Turner expressed optimism that Mathews will be back by the Sept. 10 season... more

According to multiple reports out of Kansas City, Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe appears to be on his way back to the area and reportedly is on the verge of signing his one-year franchise tender. The Chiefs opened their preseason schedule Friday night... more

After seeing colleagues Connor Barth, Matt Prater and Josh Scobee sign multiyear contract extensions this offseason, Tennessee Titans kicker Rob Bironas would like a new deal before the team's season-opener against the New England Patriots. "This is... more

The Miami Dolphins have not had a regular season home game blacked out on local television since 1998. To help keep that streak alive, the Dolphins will take advantage of the NFL's new blackout policy , Craig Davis of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel... more

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers made big splashes this offseason, doling out nearly $150 million in contracts to Vincent Jackson, Carl Nicks, Eric Wright, Ronde Barber and Dallas Clark in an attempt to turn around a franchise that went 4-12 in 2011 and enters... more

St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford will be learning a new offensive system from Brian Schottenheimer, his third offensive coordinator in as many seasons. Bradford earned NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year honors in 2010 after completing 60 percent of... more

After losing Curtis Lofton, the Atlanta Falcons' leading tackler the last three seasons, to a five-year, $27.5 million contract with the NFC South rival New Orleans Saints, the Falcons' plan at middle linebacker this season was to have 2011 third-round... more

The Seattle Seahawks like to keep things pretty loose in training camp under coach Pete Carroll. The 60-year-old bundle of energy always is buzzing around the practice field, cracking jokes with his players and coaches while a D.J. spins tunes during... more

The Dallas Cowboys have engaged in exploratory talks with the agent for free-agent wide receiver Plaxico Burress, according to NFL Network and NFL.com's Steve Wyche. Instant Debate: T.O., Chad or Randy? Terrell†Owens, Chad† Johnson and Randy†Moss... more

Carolina Panthers middle linebacker Jon Beason's hamstring injury from Wednesday is a bit more serious than the team had originally thought. As a result, Beason is unlikely to play in Saturday night's preseason opener against the Houston†Texans , coach... more

Houston Texans linebacker Brian Cushing was released from the hospital Thursday morning after a two-night stay for what the team has characterized as a "minor" virus. Despite the hospitalization and missed practice time, coach Gary Kubiak wouldn't rule... more

Earlier this offseason, St. Louis Rams offensive tackle Jason Smith, the No. 2 overall pick of the 2009 NFL Draft, took a significant pay cut , reducing his total compensation from $10 million to $4.5 million for the upcoming season. Rams training camp... more

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Mike Wallace has yet to sign his restricted free-agent tender. Wallace no longer can negotiate with other teams, and the Steelers will not trade the deep-threat , leaving Wallace with just two options: Stay home or double... more

Before the 2012 NFL Draft, perennial Pro Bowl wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald openly advocated for his Arizona Cardinals to use their first-round draft pick on Notre Dame wide receiver Michael Floyd, a 6-foot-3, 220-pound playmaker who could force opposing... more

This summer, the New York Jets gave 2010 second-round draft pick Vladimir Ducasse one more opportunity to unseat 2009 sixth-round draft pick Matt Slauson for the starting left guard job. Two days before the Jets open the 2012 preseason, the competition is... more

Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson ran a blazing time 4.24 seconds in the 40-yard dash at the 2008 NFL Scouting Combine. Johnson has used that speed to gain over 7,000 yards from scrimmage with 42 touchdowns as a pro, 10 of which are over 50... more

As noted on Around the League this morning, the Kansas City Chiefs should have their "ACL Trio" of Eric Berry, Jamaal Charles and Tony Moeaki for the preseason opener on Friday night . Losing those three key players early last season might have been the... more

The Pittsburgh Steelers have ranked in the Top 10 in total defense in each of the last ten seasons, including No. 1 overall in 2004, 2007, 2008 and 2011. Instant Debate: Modern-day dynasty? Which NFL franchise has the building blocks to become a... more

Pittsburgh Steelers restricted free agent wide receiver Mike Wallace is one of two unsigned players who is absent (i.e., not a holdout) from his team's training camp. Wallace wants a long-term deal to replace his non-guaranteed tender worth $2.742... more

Three key reasons the Kansas City Chiefs missed the playoffs in 2011 were the trio of torn anterior cruciate ligaments suffered by tight end Tony Moeaki, safety Eric Berry and running back Jamaal Charles in a three-week span covering the final preseason... more

In news that may rival sightings of the Loch Ness Monster and Bigfoot in terms of rarity, Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area reports San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael†Crabtree returned on the practice field on Monday. Crabtree has missed the last... more

NFL teams are always looking for a competitive advantage over the rest of the league. More and more teams are embracing statistical analysis. The New England Patriots have had Ernie Adams conducting football research, including statistical evaluations,... more

Reports last week indicated the Miami†Dolphins "weren't 100 percent " committed to entering the season with three quarterbacks on the roster. With David Garrard officially listed Monday as "QB1" on the preseason depth chart, and Ryan Tannehill not going... more

After retaining Steve Johnson and signing Mario Williams to a $96 million contract in March, the Buffalo Bills created a bit of a buzz this offseason. Many analysts view them as a legitimate contender for a playoff spot, including Football Outsiders, who... more

Over the last few seasons, the Atlanta Falcons offense has been built around Michael Turner and the running game. But with the arrivals of tight end Tony Gonzalez and then wideout Julio Jones to pair with Roddy White, giving the Falcons the top receiver... more

David Garrard remains the favorite to earn the starting job for the Miami Dolphins, but first-round draft pick Ryan Tannehill aims to be the starter and was impressive during the Dolphins' scrimmage at Sun Life Stadium on Saturday morning.... more

After two lost seasons -- one to a fractured skull, another to an inability to grasp the playbook -- outside linebacker Sergio Kindle reportedly has been one of the more impressive players for the Baltimore Ravens during this year's training camp.... more

Questions about the durability of St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford were thought to have been answered after the No. 1 overall pick of the 2010 NFL Draft played all 1,094 of the team's snaps while earning NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year honors two... more

Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew's holdout has reached double digits and there aren't signs of it ending anytime soon. The NFL's reigning rushing champ is not happy with the two years and $9.5 million that remains on his 2009... more

Detroit Lions defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham's wish that defensive end Cliff Avril, a double-digit sack producer and personal friend , would sign his one-year franchise tender and report to training camp came true Sunday morning . Today really... more

After the lack of talent the San Francisco 49ers had at the wide receiver position was exposed in their 2011 NFC Championship Game loss to the New York Giants, their front office aggressively upgraded the position this offseason. Future Hall of... more

Philadelphia Eagles general manager Howie Roseman announced in a news conference that coach Andy Reid's absence from the start of Sunday's walkthrough practice was because his son, Garrett, had been found dead in his room at Lehigh University. "He's... more

With the preseason getting underway with Sunday's Hall of Fame Game, competition for roster spots officially will ramp up. Before the action begins, however, Arizona Cardinals tight end Todd Heap and Tampa Bay Buccaneers right tackle Jeremy Trueblood... more

Oakland Raiders linebacker Aaron Curry remains on the "Active/PUP" list due to a pair of injured knees, but feels he's close to coming back after undergoing stem-cell therapy this offseason, Paul Gutierrez of CSN Bay Area reports. It's the only thing... more

Running back Brandon Jacobs saw the writing on the wall late in his tenure with the New York Giants and knew that a divorce was inevitable . Jeremiah: Return trips unlikely How hard is it to make it to the AFC or NFC Championship Game two straight... more

Though he's been suspended for the 2012 season, New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton will be attending the Pro Football Hall of Fame's enshrinement ceremony on Saturday night, Larry Holder of The Times-Picayune reports. Two players being inducted... more

Jermaine Gresham, the first tight end selected in the 2010 NFL Draft, going to the Cincinnati Bengals with the No. 21 pick, has 108 receptions for 1,067 yards and 10 touchdowns for his career. The latter two numbers do not match up to what Rob Gronkowski... more

No running back in the NFL had more than the 867 snaps that LeSean McCoy logged for the Philadelphia Eagles last season. McCoy was also one of four backs with over 1,300 yards rushing and over 1,600 combined rushing and receiving yards. Brooks:... more

In his four seasons with the Minnesota Vikings, defensive end Jared Allen has not only started all 64 games, he's also rarely missed a snap. Debate: Can Vikings right the ship? Questions abound for the Vikings. After the 3-13 debacle of 2011, what are... more

Earlier this week, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees told Sports Illustrated's Peter King that "nobody trusts " NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. Coaches Film, only on NFL.com Purchase NFL Game Rewind and receive access to Coaches Film , which... more

Jacksonville Jaguars first-round draft pick Justin Blackmon remains the lone unsigned pick (not a holdout) from the 2012 NFL Draft, but the two sides have recently engaged in "healthy communication ," Vito Stellino of the Florida Times-Union reports.... more

Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon spends his Sundays working as part of the Seattle Seahawks radio broadcast. With the Seahawks having a three-way competition at the position Moon manned with the franchise during the 1997 and 1998 seasons, Eric Davis... more

Less than a year removed from suffering a torn anterior cruciate that ended his 2011 season, Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles feels as though he has regained something that eluded Austin Powers in ‚??The Spy Who Shagged Me‚? and currently... more

Two days after holding their breath over a lower leg injury to left tackle Duane Brown, the Houston Texans are once again inhaling deeply after defensive end J.J. Watt left Thursday‚??s practice with an elbow injury , Nick Scurfield of HoustonTexans.com... more

Michael Vick made headlines last month when he said that the Philadelphia Eagles had the potential to become a dynasty . Considering the "Dream Team" is coming off an 8-8 season, that was a bold statement, but Vick has support within the locker room.... more

Indianapolis Colts guard Ben Ijalana was lost for the season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee for a second consecutive season during training camp practice on Sunday. In need of a roster spot, the Colts dangled Ijalana... more

In his stints as offensive coordinator with the Arizona Cardinals and head coach with the Kansas City Chiefs, Todd Haley earned a reputation for clashing with his superiors and subordinates. He had a sideline argument with Anquan Boldin in Arizona, and... more

The details are in on St. Louis Rams defensive end Chris Long's second NFL contract, which is similar in value to the one he signed as the No. 2 overall pick in the 2008 NFL Draft, but with a much simpler structure. According to Aaron Wilson of... more

On Tuesday, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said he was "pissed" at wide receiver Dez Bryant for his arrest after allegedly assaulting his mother. Jones and Bryant did have "a great visit " at Cowboys training camp later in the day, but the 2010... more

Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak is no longer holding his breath after left tackle Duane Brown suffered a lower left leg injury during Wednesday's practice. Brown took a few more reps before bowing out and having his left ankle iced. Darlington:... more

In two seasons since being selected with the eighth overall draft pick of the 2010 NFL Draft, Oakland Raiders linebacker Rolando McClain is primarily known for his 180-day sentence to an Alabama jail (which he is appealing) for a misdemeanor assault... more

July

Indianapolis Colts offensive lineman Ben Ijalana and inside linebacker A.J. Edds will miss the 2012 season after suffering torn anterior cruciate ligaments in their right knees on Sunday, Mike Chappell of the Indianapolis Star reports. Instant Debate:... more

San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews suffered minor injuries in a two-car accident while attempting to enter Interstate 8 in San Diego on Monday night,  U-T San Diego reported Tuesday. Lombardi: 32 teams, 32 questions With training camps... more

Arizona Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt named quarterback Kevin Kolb the starter in Sunday's Hall of Fame Game against the New Orleans Saints, Darren Urban of AZCardinals.com reported Tuesday. Coaches Film, only on NFL.com Purchase NFL Game Rewind... more

Two of the players featured on our team-by-team salary cap series as looming contract issues for their respective teams were Miami Dolphins left tackle Jake Long and St. Louis Rams middle linebacker James Laurinaitis. Both players are represented by CAA... more

The Seattle Seahawks and defensive end Chris Clemons reached an agreement on a multiyear extension last week. The new deal ended a contract stalemate that led to Clemons skipping the team's offseason program, and mandatory minicamp that resulted in the... more

The Seattle Seahawks will sign veteran free-agent wide receiver Braylon Edwards on Tuesday, according to Dave Mahler of KJR-AM in Seattle . The 29-year-old Edwards worked out for the Seahawks last week, but did not receive a contract offer as the... more

The Tennessee Titans and first-round draft pick Kendall Wright on Tuesday have reached an agreement on terms of a rookie contract, NFL Network has confirmed. The Titans later confirmed the agreement. Adam Caplan of SiruisXM Radio first reported the... more

One of the cooler features of the NFL's iPad Revolution , which has teams are replacing their paper playbooks with tablets, is that they allow coaches to make real-time comments to their players, even if they're not inside a meeting room. If a coach... more

There has been no shortage of great, memorable plays throughout Super Bowl history. There's Lynn Swann's acrobatic catch in the Pittsburgh Steelers' 21-17 win over the Dallas Cowboys in Super Bowl X. And there's Adam Vinatieri's multiple game-winning... more

The Denver Broncos and representatives for two-time Pro Bowl left tackle Ryan Clady have agreed to put off negotiations towards a long-term extension until after the 2012 season, Mike Klis of The Denver Post reports. Scheduled to earn $3.5 million in... more

Baltimore Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta has a broken hand that may require surgery John Harbaugh said, according to Aaron Wilson of the Carroll County Times. Pitta is expected to miss the entire preseason, but Harbaugh added that the team hopes to... more

New York Giants cornerback Terrell Thomas could miss a second consecutive season after reinjuring the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee when he was tangled up with wide receiver Isaiah Stanback during Sunday's practice. Thomas was absent from... more

Throughout the offseason, any team with more than one starting caliber tight end was reportedly attempting to replicate the otherworldly production (169 receptions, 2,237 yards, 24 touchdowns) that New England Patriots tight ends Rob Gronkowski and Aaron... more

After missing 22 games over the past three seasons with various injuries, including 10 games with a torn patellar tendon last season, 31-year-old cornerback Terrence McGee finds himself fighting a roster spot on the Buffalo Bills. "I'm at the back... more

On Saturday night, the Miami Dolphins signed first-round quarterback Ryan Tannehill to a four-year, $12.688 million contract. On Sunday, the Oakland Raiders officially announced the signing of fifth-round wide receiver Juron Criner to a four-year rookie... more

With the ink still drying on what NFL.com and NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports is a four-year, $12.688 million contract , Miami Dolphins rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill made his practice debut Sunday. Dolphins camp report Ryan Tannehill's... more

Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Jason Babin suffered a calf strain that will require an MRI, but coach Andy Reid said the test was delayed because Babin had swallowed a thermometer. Considering that management had to tell Babin he couldn't run with the... more

New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis didn't participate in team drills during Sunday's practice because of tightness in his right hamstring . Coaches Film, only on NFL.com Purchase NFL Game Rewind and receive access to Coaches Film , which... more

Ken Rogers, a supervising producer of HBO's "Hard Knocks" series, reported Sunday that free-agent wide receiver Braylon Edwards worked out for the Miami Dolphins, according to Ross Tucker of SiriusXM Radio. Lombardi: Dolphins in danger? The Dolphins... more

Eight of the 90 players the Indianapolis Colts have under contract for the 2012 season are over the age of 30. The only projected starter over 30 on offense is wide receiver Reggie Wayne, who enters this season with a 166-games-played streak that is... more

In our team-by-team salary cap series, we listed wide receiver Victor Cruz as both a bargain and an issue that the New York Giants would have to deal with in 2013. Cruz is due to earn $540,000 in base salary in 2012 and could either receive a restricted... more

As expected, Detroit Lions wide receiver Ryan Broyles opened training camp on the "Active/Non-Football Injury" list. Broyles, the NCAA's all-time leader in receptions, had his college career ended with a torn ACL that kept him in rehab mode during the... more

Though training camp still is in the early stages, wide receiver Brandon Lloyd appears to be giving the New England Patriots exactly what they wanted when they signed him to a three-year contract that could be worth as much as $15.5 million.... more

The New York Jets and tight end Dustin Keller began preliminary talks towards a contract extension earlier this offseason. Keller has led the Jets in receptions in each of the past two seasons and is scheduled to earn $3.052 million in the final year of... more

The Chicago Bears' acquisition of defensive tackle Brian Price from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers became official on Friday night after the 2010 second-round draft pick from UCLA passed his physical . Price is a year removed from two surgeries to reattach... more

Two weeks after ending a length contract standoff with franchise quarterback Drew Brees, the New Orleans Saints began securing pieces of the puzzle by signing punter/kickoff specialist Thomas Morstead to a reported six-year, $21.9 million extension ,... more

Running back Michael Bush could certainly be an every-down back, proving it by running for 839 yards in the final ten games with the Oakland Raiders last season. The Chicago Bears were sold on Bush's ability, signing him to a four-year, $14 million... more

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski helped us through what seemed like an endless offseason. A reality show appearance, a $54 million contract extension after just two seasons in the league, a spin on the cover of ESPN the Magazine's body issue,... more

In the lead up to the 2011 NFL Draft, NFLDraftScout.com's scouting report on Arkansas tight end and John Mackey Award winner D.J. Williams described his blocking style as "pesky." If they could read, cows in Arkansas would be nodding in agreement. On... more

Matt Moore took the first snaps at quarterback when the Miami Dolphins opened training camp on Friday, but free-agent addition David Garrard likes his chances of earning the starting job. "I think my chances are pretty good," Garrard said in remarks... more

Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez is pretty sure that 2012 will be the 16th and final season of his Hall of Fame career, but is leaving himself some wiggle room , just in case, reports D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.... more

The Seattle Seahawks announced earlier this week that they had reached a multiyear extension with center Max Unger, a 2009 second-round pick of the previous coaching/front office regime who the current regime had identified as a "core leader" on offense.... more

Eight months removed from a concussion that ended his 2011 season, Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Clint Session's playing future is in question as the 27-year-old opened training camp on the physically unable to perform list (PUP) because of... more

Linebacker Brian Banks was among the players who tried out for the Seattle Seahawks on Wednesday, but left the team's practice facility without a contact offer , his agent Bruce Tollner confirmed to Tim Booth of The Associated Press. Instant Debate:... more

Bryant McKinnie reportedly has been fined $30,000 by the Baltimore Ravens for missing the start of training camp. It's up in the air whether or not McKinnie's absence from the start of Ravens camp will cost him his spot on the roster, but not being in... more

Today is the first day of Minnesota Vikings training camp and all eyes were on the roster designation of running back Adrian Peterson, who is less than eight months removed from surgery to repair a torn ACL in his knee. Head coach Leslie Frazier announced... more

New York Giants offensive tackle David Diehl was among a lengthy list of NFL players arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol this offseason. Diehl's initial court date was moved up a week, allowing him to report on time to Giants training... more

Training camp is finally almost here. They allow tackling there and everything. Around the League will count down the top 30 position battles to watch throughout the preseason. No. 4: Starting quarterback for the Arizona Cardinals One year ago,... more

Philadelphia Eagles tight end Brent Celek has a "slight" sprain of the medial collateral ligament in his right knee, but that won't have the team signing a tight end off the street, head coach Andy Reid said on Friday. Celek, who underwent two... more

When the week began there were 25 picks from the 2012 NFL Draft without a signed contract. Five days later, that number has been reduced to five, including two top-10 picks from Florida-based teams who, barring a breaking news item this morning, will miss... more

Injuries at the cornerback position in 2011 prompted the St. Louis Rams to invest heavily in the position this offseason. Cortland Finnegan was signed to a five-year, $50 million contract and the Rams added Janoris Jenkins in the second round of the 2012... more

After the first practice of San Diego Chargers training camp, the team is already calling around about adding a veteran quarterback after backup Charlie Whitehurst injured his left knee, reports Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune. Coaches... more

Last summer, Bryant McKinnie had his contract terminated by the Minnesota Vikings when he showed up for training camp at nearly 400 pounds. This summer, McKinnie's roster spot with the Baltimore Ravens may be in jeopardy because, well, he was absent due... more

In search of a big, physical veteran receiver to pair opposite Sidney Rice, the Seattle Seahawks are working out former Cleveland Browns, New York Jets and San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Braylon Edwards at their facility on Thursday, Jason La Canfora... more

The Kansas City Chiefs have signed first-round draft pick defensive tackle Dontari Poe. Instant Debate: Breakout stars Who'll be the breakthrough studs of training camp? Our analysts reveal their picks, including Chargers WR Vincent Brown . More ...... more

The San Francisco 49ers have announced that franchised safety Dashon Goldson has signed his one-year tender. Goldson's tender is worth $6.212 million in fully guaranteed base salary. The two sides were unable to reach an agreement on a multi-year... more

Training camp finally is here. They allow tackling there and everything. Around the League will count down the top 30 position battles to watch throughout the preseason. No. 6: Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end With the Steelers moving on from... more

Rest easy, New York Jets fans. All-Pro cornerback Darrelle Revis will be in Cortland, N.Y., for the start of this year's training camp. According to Jenny Vrentas of The Star-Ledger, Revis was at the Jets' Florham Park, N.J., headquarters Thursday... more

Detroit Lions first-round draft pick Riley Reiff signed his four-year, $7.993 million rookie contract earlier this week, and according to a source with knowledge of the offensive tackle's contract, the deal included a $4,253,600 signing bonus and has... more

We're less than two weeks away from the premiere episode of HBO's "Hard Knocks", which returns on August 7 after taking last year off due to the lockout. Whether or not you're a fan of the team that HBO and NFL Films follow around during camp, the series... more

The Denver Broncos have made a push to extend the contract of two-time Pro Bowl left tackle Ryan Clady, with Mike Klis of The Denver Post reporting that the Broncos are offering a five-year, $50 million extension that included $28 million in guaranteed... more

When the week began, 25 selections from the 2012 NFL Draft were without a signed contract. That number has been trimmed down to seven players on six teams, four of which report to training camp on Thursday. Below is your morning rundown of the remaining... more

On Wednesday, Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan reiterated the team's stance that running back Maurice Jones-Drew will not get a new contract and will be expected to honor the final two seasons on his current deal. Darlington: Why I love training... more

The Seattle Seahawks announced the signing of center Max Unger to a multiyear contract extension Wednesday. Play fantasy football on NFL.com Your fantasy team plays in the NFL, so why don't you? Sign up to play the NFL's official free fantasy... more

The Atlanta Falcons released Lofa Tatupu on Wednesday, one day after they announced the veteran linebacker would miss the entire 2012 season with a torn pectoral muscle that he suffered while lifting weights. Tatupu will receive an injury settlement ,... more

New England Patriots veterans were scheduled to report to Gillette Stadium for the start of training camp today. One veteran who did not report was 35-year-old guard Brian Waters, reports Greg Bedard of The Boston Globe. Jeremiah: Intriguing camp... more

The Cincinnati Bengals and defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer have reached agreement on a contract extension , the team announced Wednesday. The extension will keep Zimmer under contract through 2014, a team source told NFL.com and NFL Network's Albert... more

To express his desire for a new contract, Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew skipped the team's offseason workout program, including mandatory minicamp. Instant Debate: Breakout stars Who'll be the breakthrough studs of training... more

Training camp is finally almost here. They allow tackling there and everything. Around the League will count down the top 30 position battles to watch throughout the preseason. No. 9: Outside linebacker and defensive end for the Baltimore Ravens... more

On Tuesday, veteran safety Adrian Wilson agreed to a two-year contract extension with the Arizona Cardinals. The 32-year-old had two years and $14.5 million remaining on his previous contract and his new deal, which runs through 2015, was expected to... more

Minnesota Vikings first-round draft pick Matt Kalil is among the 13 players from the 2012 NFL Draft still without a contract. According to Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com, the delay in a deal is due to the Vikings' insistence that the contract include... more

Chad Johnson is back to his old name , legally changing it after four years of going by "Ochocinco." Though the change was motivated by marriage, perhaps the 34-year-old hopes having "Johnson" on the back of his jersey will improve his production.... more

The week began with the Detroit Lions signing their first-round draft pick, offensive tackle Riley Reiff, leaving just two dozen unsigned picks from the 2012 NFL Draft as NFL teams began opening training camp. With a flurry of signings over the last 48... more

Carolina Panthers fans should brace for a parade through downtown Charlotte in February, Pro Bowl center Ryan Kalil announced in a full-page ad taken out in Wednesday's Charlotte Observer. In the ad, which was printed without the knowledge of the... more

The New York Jets announced Monday that they acquired offensive tackle Jeff Otah from the Carolina Panthers in exchange for an undisclosed conditional draft pick. A 2008 first-round draft pick out of Pittsburgh, the 6-foot-6, 340-pound Otah started 25... more

Training camp is finally almost here. They allow tackling there and everything. Around the League will count down the top 30 position battles to watch throughout the preseason. No. 18: St. Louis Rams wide receivers ‚?Ę On their current 90-man... more

As expected, Dallas Cowboys cornerback Mike Jenkins will report to training camp on Wednesday along with the team's rookies and other injured players, Calvin Watkins of ESPN Dallas reports. Rapoport: Arrested development Dallas and Seattle were... more

After signing Joel Dreessen and Jacob Tamme to three-year contracts worth between $8 million and $8.5 million, the Denver Broncos are hoping their tight ends can produce at a level that approaches what Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez have done for the... more

Within the next seven days, each NFL team will open its 2012 training camp. After the Detroit Lions signed first-round draft pick Riley Reiff on Monday , there are currently 24 picks (on 14 teams) from the 2012 NFL Draft without a signed contract.... more

Detroit Lions offensive tackle and first-round draft pick Riley Reiff has agreed to terms on a four-year rookie contract and will be present when the team's rookies report for training camp Monday, a team source confirmed to NFL.com and NFL Network... more

The Philadelphia Eagles traded backup cornerback D.J. Johnson to the Indianapolis Colts in exchange for backup defensive tackle Ollie Ogbu. Johnson, who played his college ball at Jackson State, began his NFL career as an undrafted free agent with the... more

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson aims to be ready for the start of the 2012 regular season, and his top backup has no reason to doubt that will be the case. During a Sunday appearance with Jim Souhan and Tom Pelissero on "Sunday Morning... more

Before the 2012 NFL Draft, Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back LeGarrette Blount bristled at the suggestion that the Bucs would use their top-five draft pick on Alabama running back Trent Richardson. "I would not like that pick. ... I would definitely... more

Following his breakout season in 2011, New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz had every right to take his high "Q Score" for a test drive this offseason. The salsa-dancing wideout might have turned down an opportunity to appear on "Dancing With The... more

Carolina Panthers rookies and assorted players who missed portions of the OTAs and mincamp will assemble at the team's Charlotte, N.C., practice facility for a three-day rookie camp starting Monday. Darlington: Cam in Year 2 Cam Newton doesn't hear... more

With the Green Bay Packers releasing the 36-year-old Chad Clifton this offseason, 2010 fifth-round pick Marshall Newhouse is expected to be first in line to replace him at left tackle, Pete Dougherty of the Green Bay Press-Gazette writes. Instant... more

Count Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne among those happy that No. 1 overall draft pick Andrew Luck signed in time for the start of training camp. Jeremiah: Peyton's mirror image Daniel Jeremiah says Andrew Luck is cut from the exact... more

The Detroit Lions' offseason of arrests continued this weekend as Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press confirmed that cornerback Aaron Berry was arrested and charged in Harrisburg, Pa., on Saturday morning on three counts of simple assault.... more

Tennessee Titans linebacker Akeem Ayers started all 16 games as a rookie last season, totaling 71 tackles and a pair of sacks. Ayers also logged nearly 73 percent of the team's defensive snaps and added five tackles on nearly 30 percent of the Titans'... more

Baltimore Ravens cornerback Lardarius Webb proclaimed that the Ravens' secondary was the best in the NFL earlier this offseason. Recently working out alongside a few of his defensive backfield mates at the Ravens' facility, Webb didn't backpedal from that... more

Around the League is taking a look at each team's salary cap situation heading into training camp. We conclude this series with the St. Louis Rams. Adjusted cap number : $125.485 million Cap room remaining : $3.602 million Best bargain : As we... more

In addition to their signing of defensive tackle Aubrayo Franklin, the San Diego Chargers announced that they have agreed on a one-year contract with running back Jackie Battle and released guard Kris Dielman from the "reserve/retired" list. Play... more

Around the League is taking a look at each team's salary cap situation heading into training camp. We continue with the Seattle Seahawks. Adjusted cap number : $142.958 million Cap room remaining : $11.6 million Best bargain : Three of the four... more

One day after releasing defensive end Luis Castillo, the San Diego Chargers announced they have agreed to terms with veteran nose tackle Aubrayo Franklin on a one-year contract. Play fantasy football on NFL.com Your fantasy team plays in the NFL, so... more

Around the League is taking a look at each team's salary-cap situation heading into training camp. We continue with the San Francisco 49ers . Adjusted Cap Number : $138.083 million Cap Room Remaining : $3.395 million Best Bargain : In just his... more

Among the 11 first round picks without contracts, the trickiest negotiations could be between the Jacksonville Jaguars and No. 5 overall pick Justin Blackmon. Coaches Film, only on NFL.com Purchase NFL Game Rewind and receive access to Coaches Film ,... more

Around the League is taking a look at each team's salary-cap situation heading into training camp. We continue with the Arizona Cardinals . Adjusted Cap Number : $123.797 million Cap Room Remaining : $4.552 million Best Bargain : Despite missing... more

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers used the No. 31 overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft on Boise State running back Doug Martin, who is expected to compete with LeGarrette Blount for the starting job. But 178 picks later, the Buccaneers selected Utah State running... more

Detroit Lions rookies are scheduled to report to training camp on Monday. When they do report, they could be without first-round offensive tackle Riley Reiff, the team's lone unsigned draft pick. Details of the negotiations with Reiff, one of 11... more

Last weekend, franchised Oakland Raiders safety Tyvon Branch agreed to a four-year contract worth $26.6 million with $17.6 million in guaranteed money. The new contract freed up $3.8 million in cap space for the Raiders, and while Branch is scheduled to... more

The Green Bay Packers have made many moves this offseason to improve their 32nd-ranked defense. Their first six picks in the 2012 NFL Draft were spent on the defensive side of the ball, including three of four picks to beef up the front seven.... more

Around the League is taking a look at each team's salary-cap situation heading into training camp. We continue with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers . Adjusted Cap Number : $146.088 million Cap Room Remaining : $15.74 million (will decrease by over $2... more

Training camp is finally almost here. They allow tackling there and everything. Around the League will count down the top 30 position battles to watch throughout the preseason. No. 27: Cincinnati Bengals cornerback: Nate Clements, Terence Newman, Jason... more

The Carolina Panthers announced that reserve defensive tackle Andre Neblett has been suspended four games for violating the league's policy against performance-enchancing substances. Signed by the Panthers as an undrafted free agent out of Temple in... more

Around the League is taking a look at each team's salary-cap situation heading into training camp. We continue with the New Orleans Saints. Adjusted cap number : $126.335 million Cap room remaining : Around $8 million Best bargain : In his second... more

Bill Feig/Associated Press Cam Newton provides the Carolina Panthers a bargain, given his production and reasonable salary-cap number. "Around the League" is taking a look at each team's salary-cap situation heading into training camp. We... more

On the same day the Washington Redskins signed No. 2 overall draft pick Robert Griffin III to a fully guaranteed four-year contract without offsets, Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay reiterated there is "no doubt" that No. 1 selection Andrew Luck will... more

The New England Patriots agreed to terms with first-round draft pick Dont'a Hightower on a four-year contract Wednesday, NFL Network confirmed. First-round signings Is your team's first-round draft pick in the fold yet? Check out the signing status of... more

In search of a new contract, Seattle Seahawks defensive end Chris Clemons skipped the team's offseason program, including organized team activities and the mandatory June minicamp. Doing so cost Clemons a $100,000 workout bonus, and his minicamp absence... more

Around the League is taking a look at each team's salary-cap situation heading into training camp. We continue with the Atlanta Falcons . Adjusted Cap Number : $125.423 million Cap Room Remaining : $2.759 million Best Bargain : A third-round pick... more

"Around the League" is taking a look at each team's salary-cap situation heading into training camp. We continue with the Minnesota Vikings. Adjusted cap number : $122.735 million Cap room remaining : $10.52 million Best bargain : Through his... more

"Around the League" is taking a look at each team's salary-cap situation heading into training camp. We continue with the Green Bay Packers. Adjusted Cap Number : $128.064 million Cap Room Remaining : $11.256 million Best Bargain : There are no... more

"Around the League" is taking a look at each team's salary-cap situation heading into training camp. We continue with the Detroit Lions. Adjusted cap number : $124.766 million Cap room remaining : $3.776 million (Total will decrease by around $1... more

"Around the League" is taking a look at each team's salary-cap situation heading into training camp. We continue our trek through the NFC with the Chicago Bears. Adjusted Cap Number : $131.812 million. Cap Room Remaining : $4.772 million (this... more

"Around the League" is taking a look at each team's salary-cap situation heading into training camp. Next up: The Washington Redskins. Adjusted cap number : $117.137 million Cap room remaining : $6.97 million Best bargain : In the three seasons... more

"Around the League" is taking a look at each team's salary-cap situation heading into training camp. Next up: The Philadelphia Eagles. Adjusted cap number : $139.896 million Cap room remaining : $15.741 million Best bargain : DeSean Jackson has the... more

The Cleveland Browns and their 2012 NFL Supplemental Draft pick, Josh Gordon, have agreed to terms on a four-year contract, Adam Caplan of The Sideline View reported Monday. The Browns later confirmed that they had signed Gordon, via an official team... more

As our Albert Breer reported, the Detroit Lions and franchise-tagged defensive end Cliff Avril were unable to reach agreement on a multiyear contract before Monday's 4 p.m. ET deadline. Breer also reported that the Lions offered Avril $30 million over... more

Washington Redskins rookies were scheduled to report to Redskins Park for pre-training camp workouts Monday. According to Alex Parker of WJLA.com, one member of the rookie class not in attendance was No. 2 overall draft pick Robert Griffin III. RG3 is... more

"Around the League" is taking a look at each team's salary-cap situation heading into training camp. Next up: The New York Giants . Adjusted Cap Number : $122.743 million Cap Room Remaining : $3.119 million Best Bargain : In what might be the... more

Dallas Cowboys safety Gerald Sensabaugh could miss the start of training camp after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his right knee, Todd Archer of ESPN Dallas reported Monday, citing two sources. Coaches Film, only on NFL.com Purchase NFL Game... more

James D. Smith / Associated Press Felix Jones isn't starting for the Dallas Cowboys anymore and might not receive a new contract in 2013.   "Around the League" is taking a look at each team's salary-cap situation heading into training camp.... more

Penciled in as the Detroit Lions' No. 3 receiver behind Calvin Johnson and Nate Burleson, 2011 second-round draft pick Titus Young is looking to challenge Stefan Logan for the return-specialist role, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.... more

This year's Chicago Bears schedule will include multiple games against Calvin Johnson and the deep, talented Green Bay Packers receiving corps, plus games against Dez Bryant, Kenny Britt, Andre Johnson, Michael Crabtree, Sidney Rice and a December meeting... more

Last week, "Around the League" lamented the eventual end to the "Summer of Rob Gronkowski." The 23-year-old gave us a reality show appearance , some NSFW plans for Tim Tebow, and last week, a Home Run Derby championship at the Triple-A All-Star game.... more

Starved for actual on-field football news, the OTAs and minicamps in May and June were over analyzed on a daily basis. We obsessed over completion percentages of New York Jets quarterbacks Mark Sanchez and Tim Tebow, and predicted breakout seasons from... more

On the eve of the Arizona Cardinals' final preseason game this season, perennial Pro Bowl wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald will turn 29 years old. Few players take as much care of their bodies the way that Fitzgerald does, but after eight seasons in the... more

Count former NFL quarterback and current CBS analyst Phil Simms among those who considers Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco to be a franchise quarterback . Jeremiah: Bounce-back candidates Which players are in line for a bounce-back season in... more

Cornerback Johnathan Joseph left the Cincinnati Bengals last season after five seasons with the team and signed a five-year, $48.75 million contract that included $23.5 million in guaranteed money with the Houston Texans. In his first season in Houston,... more

When the New York Jets held training camp at SUNY-Cortland in Cortland, N.Y., in 2010, over 41,000 people flocked to the campus over three weeks with an estimated economic impact of nearly $6 million . The Jets trained at their own facility after last... more

The New England Patriots and franchised wide receiver Wes Welker have until 4 p.m. ET on Monday to reach a multiyear deal. As of Saturday night, Welker's camp would be surprised if a deal is reached , a source close to the wideout told Mike Reiss of ESPN... more

Earlier Friday, the New Orleans Saints and quarterback Drew Brees agreed to a five-year, $100 million contract that includes $60 million in guaranteed money and $40 million in 2012. The deal is the richest in NFL history, with the $40 million that Brees... more

The Seattle Seahawks announced Friday that they have released veteran wide receiver Mike Williams. "We would like to thank Mike for his contributions over the past two seasons, and we wish him well in the future," Seahawks general manager John Schneider... more

Now that the New Orleans Saints and Drew Brees have agreed on a five-year, $100 million contract , eight of the 21 players who received the franchise tag this offseason have gotten multiyear deals. That leaves 13 players who might have no choice but to... more

Much of the talk around the Pittsburgh Steelers this offseason has been about the status of running back Rashard Mendenhall, who suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in the team's regular-season finale against the Cleveland Browns. Mendenhall took... more

The Buffalo Bills will not be taking advantage of the NFL's new relaxed policy regarding blackouts, Bills CEO Russ Brandon told the The Buffalo News on Friday. Wyche: Summer subplots We've reached the dog days of summer, but Steve Wyche has five... more

Miami Dolphins quarterback Matt Moore might be the incumbent, and 2012 first-round pick Ryan Tannehill might have the most experience within coordinator Mike Sherman's offense, but David Garrard is expected to be the front-runner for the starting job when... more

Retired running back Stephen Davis had more than 2,100 officials "touches" from scrimmage, gained 9,546 yards and scored 69 touchdowns in an 11-year career with the Washington Redskins, Carolina Panthers and St. Louis Rams. Considering his current... more

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck is apparently making up for lost time with receiver Reggie Wayne. Colts receiver Donnie Avery posted a photo to Twitter on Thursday (as highlighted by Phil Richards of the Indianapolis Star ) that shows Luck... more

Some say that the first rule of success is showing up. For Washington Redskins linebacker Ryan Kerrigan, that wasn't a problem during his rookie season in 2011. Kerrigan started all 16 games and logged every one of Washington's 1,056 defensive snaps,... more

Security is tight for the Mark Sanchez-led passing camp for New York Jets players in Mission Viejo, California this week (which is also known as "Jets West"), but that hasn't kept players from breaking the first rule of "Fight Club" by talking to media.... more

The Carolina Panthers were cautious during OTAs and minicamps with middle linebacker Jon Beason, who was lost to a torn Achilles at the start of the 2011 season. The three-time Pro Bowl player wanted to be on the field but understood the team's approach.... more

The Cleveland Browns made a bold move to upgrade their wide receiver corps by expending a 2013 second-round pick on Baylor and Utah product Josh Gordon in Thursday's supplemental draft. Gordon promised that the Browns will not regret that decision ,... more

The Miami Dolphins haven't had a regular-season game blacked out on local television since 1998, according to Ben Volin of the Palm Beach Post . A 2000 playoff game against the Indianapolis Colts was blacked out. In a disappointing 2011 season, the... more

"Around the League" is taking a look at each team's salary-cap situation heading into training camp. Next up: the San Diego Chargers. Adjusted cap number : $118.588 million Cap room remaining : $2.862 million Best bargain: Though he's not a... more

"Around the League" is taking a look at each team's salary-cap situation heading into training camp. Next up: The Oakland Raiders. Adjusted cap number : $123.659 million Cap room remaining : $1.347 million Best bargain : Denarius Moore, a 2011... more

Jonathan Stewart is entering the final year of his rookie contract with the Carolina Panthers, but the former first-round pick out of Oregon hopes it's not his last season in Charlotte. Rapoport: What's the holdup? The new CBA was supposed to make... more

"Around the League" is taking a look at each team's salary-cap situation heading into training camp. Next up: The Kansas City Chiefs. Adjusted cap number : $146.483 million Cap room remaining : $16.548 million Best bargain Despite being one of the... more

"Around the League" is taking a look at each team's salary-cap situation heading into training camp. Next up: The Denver Broncos. Adjusted Cap Number : $147.236 million Cap Room Remaining : $11.719 million Best Bargain: Jacob Tamme. The last... more

The last time we saw Randy Moss in an NFL game was Jan. 2, 2011. Wearing a Tennessee Titans uniform, the third different one he wore that season, Moss caught an 18-yard pass from the now-retired Kerry Collins in a 23-20 loss to the Indianapolis Colts.... more

In four seasons under head coach Mike Smith, the Atlanta Falcons are 43-21, they've won an NFC South title and, in total, have made three trips to the postseason. The Falcons are 0-3 in those playoff appearances, however, and Smith knows that playoff... more

The Indianapolis Colts indicated earlier this week that they would not take advantage of the new blackout rules that would allow games to be aired on local television if they sold 85 percent of that game's seats. Rapoport: What's the holdup? The new... more

Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan is going to have find a new tenant for his 35,000-square-foot mansion in Cherry Hills Village, Colo.. Its current occupant , Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, has found a new home . Manning will remain... more

"NFL Total Access" continues with its "32 teams in 32 days" series. We decided to score some brownie points by writing an accompanying post each night. We'll focus on one goal that each team needs to accomplish before Week 1. Next up: the New Orleans... more

"Around the League" is taking a look at each team's salary-cap situation heading into training camp. Next up: The Tennessee Titans. Adjusted cap number : $127.213 million Cap room remaining : $19.97 million Best bargain : Linebacker Colin... more

"Around the League" is taking a look at each team's salary-cap situation heading into training camp. Next up: The Jacksonville Jaguars. Adjusted cap number : $148.541 million Cap room remaining : $25.116 million Best bargain : Given all the... more

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Matt Flynn and wide receiver Doug Baldwin have a lot to prove this summer. Breer: West Coast worries San Francisco was the feel-good story of 2011, while Seattle showed promise. But Albert Breer says both face QB... more

Washington Redskins rookies are scheduled to report to the team's facility for conditioning and workouts on Monday. If quarterback Robert Griffin III has anything to do with it, he'll have a signed contract by then , Mike Jones of the Washington Post... more

"Around the League" is taking a look at each team's salary-cap situation heading into training camp. Next up: The Indianapolis Colts. Adjusted cap number : $128.361 million Cap room remaining : $14.596 million (will decrease by around $4 million... more

Rusty Hardin, the attorney for Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, continued his media tour Wednesday, telling "The Dan Patrick Show" that Houston police had no valid reason to place his client under arrest early last Saturday morning.... more

"Around the League" is taking a look at each team's salary-cap situation heading into training camp. Next up: The Houston Texans. Adjusted Cap Number : $122.898 million Cap Room Remaining : $4.053 million Best Bargain : Connor Barwin. A 2009... more

After years of keeping between four or five receivers, the Green Bay Packers might have no choice but to keep six players at that position in 2012, Rob Reischel of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel writes. We know that Greg Jennings, Jordy Nelson and... more

As the NFL moves to a more passing league, teams need at least three starting-caliber cornerbacks as nickel packages are becoming more prevalent. In an ideal world, the New England Patriots' top three cornerbacks would be 2010 Pro Bowl selection Devin... more

The San Francisco 49ers and franchised safety Dashon Goldson have until 4 p.m. ET next Monday to reach a multiyear extension. While Goldson would like a little more long-term security, he is prepared for the possibility that he will have to play out the... more

At a shade under 5-foot-8 and 175 pounds, Dallas Cowboys undrafted rookie wide receiver Cole Beasley drew comparisons to New England Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker during organized team activities and minicamp. Lombardi: All eyes on Romo When... more

"Around the League" is taking a look at each team's salary-cap situation heading into training camp. Next up: The Pittsburgh Steelers. Adjusted cap number : $121.195 million Cap room remaining : $3.734 million Best bargain : If Mike Wallace... more

"Around the League" is taking a look at each team's salary-cap situation heading into training camp. Next up: The Cleveland Browns. Adjusted cap number : $130.647 million Cap room remaining : $17.775 million Best bargain : Jabaal Sheard. Like the... more

"Around the League" is taking a look at each team's salary-cap situation heading into training camp. Next up: The Cincinnati Bengals. Adjusted Cap Number : $131.198 million Cap Room Remaining : $16.309 million Best bargain: Andy Dalton is easily... more

"Around the League" is taking a look at each team's salary-cap situation heading into training camp. Next up: The Baltimore Ravens. Adjusted Cap Number : $128.128 million Cap Room Remaining : $606,858 Best bargain : Dennis Pitta and Ed Dickson... more

"Around the League" is taking a look at each team's salary-cap situation heading into training camp. Next up: The New York Jets. Adjusted cap number : $130.071 million Cap room remaining : $6.044 million Best bargain : Sione Pouha remains one of... more

"Around the League" is taking a look at each team's salary-cap situation heading into training camp. Next up: The New England Patriots. Adjusted cap number : $128.992 million Cap room remaining : $10.874 million Best bargain : Aaron Hernandez. The... more

The Dallas Cowboys have no plans to do a multiyear extension with franchise-tagged outside linebacker Anthony Spencer before next Monday's deadline, Josh Ellis of DallasCowboys.com reports. Lombardi: All eyes on Romo When Jerry Jones talked about... more

"Around the League" is taking a look at each team's salary-cap situation heading into training camp. Next up: The Miami Dolphins. Adjusted cap number : $130.56 million Cap room remaining : $4.458 million (will decrease by around $2 million once Ryan... more

After playing sparingly his first two seasons in the NFL, Minnesota Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen has slimmed down and is looking to take advantage of the coaching staff's plan to move him to linebacker during training camp, 1500ESPN.com reported... more

"Around the League" is taking a look at each team's salary-cap situation heading into training camp. Next up: The Buffalo Bills. Adjusted cap number : $134.519 million Cap room remaining : $7.382 million Best bargain : Jairus Byrd. The No. 42 pick... more

The Buffalo Bills announced the signing of wide receiver T.J. Graham on Monday, making them the 13th team to sign their entire 2012 draft class. Play fantasy football on NFL.com Your fantasy team plays in the NFL, so why don't you? Sign up to play the... more

Philadelphia Eagles running back Dion Lewis was arrested early Sunday morning in Albany, N.Y., local police confirmed to NFL.com and NFL Network. Lewis and his older brother, Lamar Lewis, were arrested at 4:40 a.m. Sunday after allegedly banging on the... more

While the New England Patriots avoided a future contract issue last month when they signed All-Pro tight end Rob Gronkowski to a six-year, $54 million extension , they are not yet out of the woods when it comes to contracts for Tom Brady's other receiving... more

As we count down the days to training camp, Around the League will examine one player from every team set for a breakout campaign in 2012. We close out the series with the St. Louis Rams. The Rams might not be playoff-bound, but James Laurinaitis... more

The contract statuses of the record 21 players to receive the franchise tag this offseason are evenly split between players who have received multi-year extensions, have signed their tenders and have tenders awaiting signatures. For the 14 franchised... more

With the deadline to reach a multi-year extension coming up in eight days, franchised Detroit Lions defensive end Cliff Avril remains hopeful that a deal can be reached , Carlos Monarrez of the Detroit Free Press reports Sunday. "It's going," Avril said... more

Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay took advantage of the sports world rising early Sunday to watch the Men's Wimbledon Final to provide an update on contract talks with No. 1 overall pick Andrew Luck. 1)We r close on#12's deal,it'll get done2)We've... more

St. Louis Rams cornerback Janoris Jenkins, taken in the second round of April's draft, is one of the 32 unsigned rookies. Darlington: College pride NFL rookies would have loved to participate in a college football playoff. Jeff Darlington relays some... more

The safe assumption is that veteran quarterbacks David Garrard and Matt Moore will battle for the Miami Dolphins' starting job, while first-round draft pick Ryan Tannehill -- who had just 19 starts at quarterback at Texas A&M-- sits, watches and learns.... more

Veteran wide receiver Antwaan Randle El will announce his retirement from the NFL during his skills training academy on July 14, Mike Nieto of The Times of Northwest Indiana reports, citing an email from Randle El's brother. Randle El, who turns 33 in... more

As pointed out Thursday on Twitter by Liz Mullen of the SportsBusiness Journal, there are currently 32 unsigned picks from the 2012 NFL Draft. None of the unsigned picks are from the final two rounds, and 12 teams have finished signing their entire draft... more

As we count down the days to training camp, Around the League will examine one player from every team set for a breakout campaign in 2012. Next up: the Carolina Panthers. World, say "Hello" to Brandon LaFell. Actually, if you're reading this,... more

Coming off a second major leg injury in three years, Buffalo Bills center Eric Wood has learned to be patient with his rehabilitation, reports Jay Skurski of The Buffalo News. "I haven‚??t tested it in any practice or anything, but a lot of that is... more

In late April, "Around the League" pointed out how the Denver Broncos were among a growing list of teams scrapping their monster-sized playbooks for the iPad. Broncos linebacker D.J. Williams was even kind enough to show the Internets the playbook... more

The Philadelphia Eagles will be adding wide receiver Tiger Jones, currently of the Arena Football League's Philadelphia Soul, to the roster for the start of training camp , Ed Barkowitz of the Philadelphia Daily News reported in Friday's edition. To... more

The Denver Broncos announced Monday that they had reached a four-year contract with franchised kicker Matt Prater. According to Mike Klis of The Denver Post, the contract is worth $13 million , or $3.25 million per season. That's just shy of the $3.3... more

As we count down the days to training camp, Around the League will examine one player from every team set for a breakout campaign in 2012. Next up, the Detroit Lions. Making the leap? The Lions are looking for "Da Missile" to launch this season.... more

With the release of three-time Pro Bowl safety Nick Collins for medical issues (neck) in March, the Green Bay Packers' starting strong safety position opposite is up for grabs. Lombardi: Take five With training camps right around the corner, Michael... more

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie offensive tackle Mike Adams is penciled as the starter at left tackle. After missing the OTAs because of Ohio State's quarters system, Adams has to play catch-up to get ready for training camp , Zac Jackson of FOX Sports Ohio... more

During a discussion with Aspen Institute CEO Walter Isaacson at the Aspen Ideas Festival -- in (surprise!) Aspen, Colorado -- New Orleans mayor Mitch Landrieu expressed confidence that the discipline handed down by the NFL against the New Orleans Saints... more

Of the 21 players to receive the franchise tag this offseason, Washington Redskins tight end Fred Davis was one of the first to sign his tender, putting pen to paper on March 16, the day after franchised Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson... more

"NFL Total Access" continues with its "32 teams in 32 days" series. We decided to score some brownie points by writing an accompanying post each night. We'll focus on one goal that each team needs to accomplish before Week 1. Bengals bent on bettering... more

The New Orleans Saints signed two more picks from the 2012 NFL Draft, fifth-rounder Corey White (a cornerback) and seventh-rounder Marcel Jones (an offensive tackle), vice president of communications Greg Bensel announced Monday . Financial terms of the... more

As we count down the days to training camp, Around the League will examine one player from every team set for a breakout campaign in 2012. Next up, the Chicago Bears. Kellen Davis bound to do more than just block With the possible exception of Jay... more

  Kicker Matt Prater believes he has earned his new four-year contract with the Denver Broncos.   Franchise-tagged kicker Matt Prater signed a four-year contract with the Denver Broncos, the team announced Monday . "I'm really excited just to... more

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Brian Hartline had a bumpy offseason, missing last month's minicamp after an appendectomy and attending, but not participating in, some of the OTAs. Hartline, who wants one day to become an NFL general manager, used his... more

A final season with 1,395 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns at Georgia Tech could not help Jonathan Dwyer overcome a poor performance at the 2010 scouting combine. Concerns about his weight and conditioning caused the running back, who currently is listed... more

Derick E. Hingle/US Presswire Martez Wilson hasn't played defensive end since high school, but the Saints want to see if he's still got it. Even with Jo-Lonn Dunbar headed toward free agency, and Jonathan Vilma showing a drop in on-field... more

As we count down the days to training camp, Around the League will examine one player from every team set for a breakout campaign in 2012. We've wrapped up the AFC and are moving through the NFC. Next up, the New York Giants. Moving out of Jason... more

No NFL team has endured as tumultuous an offseason as the New Orleans Saints. League discipline for an illegal "bounty" program over the last few seasons will leave the Sainrs without coach Sean Payton and defensive captain Jonathan Vilma in 2012, while... more

Brett Favre and the Green Bay Packers went through a very public, very painful divorce after the 2007 season. Favre won three NFL MVP awards and one Super Bowl title during his 16 seasons with the Packers. Then the team moved on to Aaron Rodgers, and... more

As we turn over the calendar to July, and with training camps opening in a few weeks, it's a good time to look at how much salary-cap space remains for each team. According to a source with access to NFL salary-cap data, AFC teams have $162,554,428 in... more

As a rookie sixth-round draft pick, Baltimore Ravens quarterback Tyrod Taylor easily beat out Hunter Cantwell for the top backup job in 2011. This offseason, Taylor will face stiffer competition for the No. 2 role, with the Ravens bringing in Curtis... more

The Green Bay Packers ranked fifth in total defense and pass defense during their Super Bowl-winning season of 2010. During their 15-1 regular season last year, the Packers finished dead last in total defense and pass defense before allowing 420 total... more

During the Minnesota Vikings' minicamp last month, defensive end Jared Allen said he thought a 25-sack season was possible , either by himself or by a player like Dallas Cowboys outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware. Hanzus: Man in the mirror? In what... more

Daunte Culpepper hasn't been on an NFL roster since 2009, when he started five games and threw twice as many interceptions (six) as touchdown passes (three) for the Detroit Lions. Culpepper spent the 2010 season with the Sacramento Mountain Lions of the... more

June

The Atlanta Falcons announced Friday that they have agreed to terms with veteran free-agent safety Chris Hope on an undisclosed contract. Hope, 31, adds much-needed veteran depth to the back end of the Falcons' secondary, behind projected starters... more

As we count down the days to training camp, Around the League will examine one player from every team set for a breakout campaign in 2012. We've wrapped up the AFC and will now head to the NFC. First up, the Dallas Cowboys. Tyron Smith could be the... more

Thirteen days before the 2012 NFL Supplemental Draft, which will be held on July 12, we have finally learned the identity of at least one entry. According to Dallas-based player agent Jordan Woy, former TCU running back Ed Wesley has entered the draft .... more

Before he went to the Pro Bowl as a rookie return specialist with the Tennessee Titans, Marc Mariani was a wide receiver at the University of Montana. In 52 career games, Mariani caught 164 passes for 3,018 yards and 29 touchdowns, including 80 receptions... more

The debate over whether or not Eli Manning is an elite quarterback began last summer when he said that he would consider himself in the same class as his brother, Peyton Manning, and Tom Brady. Manning backed up those comments by passing for nearly 5,000... more

The consensus on Oakland Raiders fifth-round defensive end Jack Crawford has been that he's a project -- after all, he did not begin playing football until he was a junior in high school, after moving from London to the United States. But that didn't stop... more

Donovan McNabb has passed for 37,276 yards with 234 touchdowns. He's been to six Pro Bowls, most recently in 2009, and has led teams to six division titles and five conference championship games. Yet, he's not one of the 133 quarterbacks on current NFL... more

The New Orleans Saints were the lone team yet to sign a draft pick -- until Thursday, when they announced they had agreed to terms on a four-year contract with third-rounder Akiem Hicks. Financial terms weren't disclosed, but as the No. 89 pick in the... more

Jacksonville Jaguars franchised kicker Josh Scobee is officially frustrated with the lack of talks towards a new contract with the club. "I just don't see a point in showing any good faith to the team if they're not going to negotiate," Scobee told... more

Detroit Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley is not the only player who ran into some trouble this offseason to attend the AFC portion of the NFL Rookie Symposium. Also present is Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Justin Blackmon, the No. 5 pick in the... more

Coming off a breakout season, during which he caught 49 passes for 759 yards with three touchdowns, Tennessee Titans tight end Jared Cook is looking for a breakout contract , Terry McCormick of TitansInsider.com reported Thursday. Talks between the two... more

As we count down the days to training camp, Around the League will examine one player from every team set for a breakout campaign in 2012. Up next: the San Diego Chargers. Cam Thomas is the future starting nose tackle in San Diego, and the future could... more

While on a tour in London to promote the NFL International Series, which continues at Wembley Stadium on October 28, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft expressed his desire to see an NFL franchise in London within the next 10 years. "I personally... more

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald was revealed as the No. 7 player on the NFL Network's "The Top 100: Players of 2012" list on Wednesday. Most players would be thrilled with a ranking that high. Most players are not Larry Fitzgerald,... more

Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe has never been afraid to speak his mind. Over the last few years, Kluwe has poked fun at NFL training videos on permissible hits, took shots at the owners during labor negotiations and the league's 2011 memo regarding... more

Andrew Luck is one of 14 unsigned first-round picks from the 2012 NFL Draft, upon his arrival to the AFC portion of the NFL Rookie Symposium in Aurora, Ohio, the future of the Indianapolis Colts expressed confidence in a deal getting done before his... more

As we count down the days to training camp, Around the League will examine one player from every team set for a breakout campaign in 2012. Next up: the Indianapolis Colts. Former first-round pick Donald Brown showed signs of life in 2011.... more

Before he was released by the Washington Redskins, safety Oshiomogho Atogwe was scheduled to earn $4 million in total compensation in 2012, the second season of a five-year, $26 million contract he had signed prior to the 2011 lockout. However, the... more

Despite being slapped with a $5 million cap penalty, the Dallas Cowboys are expected to enter training camp in good shape, salary cap-wise , reports Josh Ellis of DallasCowboys.com. Lombardi: Flat-cap fallout Michael Lombardi says a flat salary cap... more

As we count down the days to training camp, Around the League will examine one player from every team set for a breakout campaign in 2012. Next up, the Jacksonville Jaguars. Rashad Jennings could take advantage of Maurice Jones-Drew's contract... more

Reports out of Florida last week were that the Jacksonville Jaguars and franchised kicker Josh Scobee had not engaged in talks towards a multiyear extension for months. On Monday, Vito Stellino of the Florida Times-Union received confirmation of the lack... more

When the Baltimore Ravens open the 2012 regular season against the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday, Sept. 10, they expect to have Ed Reed starting at free safety and Bernard Pollard at strong safety. With the ink long since dried on his six-year, $50 million... more

Green Bay Packers cornerback Tramon Williams' injured right shoulder from the 2011 regular-season opener still has not returned to full strength and could limit his availability during training camp, reports Paul Imig of Fox Sports Wisconsin. Williams,... more

NFL Total Access" continues with its "32 teams in 32 days" series. We decided to score some brownie points by writing an accompanying post each night. We'll focus on one goal that each team needs to accomplish before Week 1. Even with an unhealthy and... more

The Pittsburgh Steelers announced Monday that they have released veteran quarterback Troy Smith, ending the 2006 Heisman Trophy winner's stint with the team after just six months. Smith, who turns 28 next month, joined the Steelers in January after... more

Before he was the 15th overall pick by the Seattle Seahawks, and before he was a pass-rush specialist at West Virginia, Bruce Irvin was known as B.J. Irvin, a highly-recruited prospect from Atlanta who dropped out of high school in the 11th grade and got... more

In search of a veteran for the back end of the secondary, the Detroit Lions have agreed to terms with free-agent safety Sean Jones on a one-year contract, reports Tim Twentyman of DetroitLions.com. Originally selected in the second round of the 2004... more

The Jacksonville Jaguars signed wide receiver Laurent Robinson to a five-year, $32.5 million contract and moved up in the 2012 NFL Draft to select Oklahoma State wide receiver Justin Blackmon, all to upgrade a passing game that ranked 32nd in 2011. The... more

As we count down the days to training camp, Around the League will examine one player from every team set for a breakout campaign in 2012. Up next: the Cincinnati Bengals. Former first-round pick Jermaine Gresham could break out in Year Two in Jay... more

The Tennessee Titans defense ranked second to last in the NFL with only 28 sacks last season. From an advanced metrics perspective, the Titans also ranked 31st with a 5.0% "Adjusted Sack Rate" , according to Football Outsiders. Karl Klug, a 2011... more

Defense hasn't been the biggest problem with the Miami Dolphins the last few seasons. The unit ranked in the top 10 in total defense, and was tied for second in red-zone defense, in 2010. Last season, the unit dropped to 15th overall, but remained one... more

As we count down the days to training camp, Around the League will examine one player from every team set for a breakout campaign in 2012. We next take a look at the defending AFC champions, the New England Patriots. Stevan Ridley has inside track to... more

Over the last two seasons, the Detroit Lions' defense has sacked opposing quarterbacks 75 times. According to Football Outsiders, the Lions were tied for fifth with a 7.7 percent "Adjusted Sack Rate" in 2010 before dropping to 6.5 percent last season --... more

NFL rookies will be descending upon Aurora, Ohio this week for the annual rookie symposium , which gets underway Sunday with rookies from the NFC. In addition to bonding with their fellow rookies, and hearing speeches from former NFL players who have been... more

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Mike Wallace is the lone restricted free agent yet to have signed his one-year tender, which would pay him $2.742 million in non-guaranteed base salary. The Steelers opted to not reduce the one-year tender even though... more

Though the St. Louis Rams went 7-9 and nearly won the NFC West in 2010, a 12-52 record during his four seasons wasn't enough to save general manager Billy Devaney's job after a miserable 2011 season. So what went wrong in St. Louis? On Saturday,... more

After the New England Patriots released wide receiver Chad Ochocinco earlier this month, it was believed that the veteran never really grasped the offense during his one season with Tom Brady & Co. Ochocinco had just 15 receptions for 276 yards and a... more

The Miami Dolphins have become the latest team to embrace technology, uploading their monster-sized playbooks onto iPads. Some players already were using the device to watch game film, and the move to a tablet will cut down on the team's paper usage.... more

As we count down the days to training camp, Around the League will examine one player from every team set for a breakout campaign in 2012. Our trek through the AFC East heads to South Florida and the Miami Dolphins. Sean Smith with the pick In the... more

The Minnesota Vikings have many things to worry about, but the quarterback position is not one of them. Coach Leslie Frazier has already named Christian Ponder the starter for the 2012 season , Brian Hall of Fox Sports North reported Thursday. "Well,... more

Free-agent running back Sammy Morris is interested in returning to the New England Patriots if they'll have him, Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald reported Friday. "It's definitely reciprocal," Morris, 35, said of the Patriots' interest. "I'm still here.... more

In case you haven't heard, New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis is not happy with the two years and $13.5 million that remain on the four-year, $46 million contract extension he signed at the tail end of training camp in 2010. The Jets included a... more

The Detroit Lions proved they're serious about making rookie quarterback Kellen Moore earn a roster spot on Thursday, signing R.J. Archer out of the Arena Football League to compete with Moore for the team's third-string job. The Associated Press... more

On the final day of the team's offseason program, Miami Dolphins first-round quarterback Ryan Tannehill (finally) got some work with the No. 1 offense after watching David Garrard and Matt Moore split the first-team reps. Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin... more

The Jacksonville Jaguars have until the middle of next month to sign franchised kicker Josh Scobee to a multiyear extension. According to a Wednesday report from Tania Ganguli of the Florida Times-Union, the two sides haven't talked in months which, when... more

How important is each game during an NFL regular season? The Baltimore Ravens medical staff is currently examining military studies of sleep patterns to see if the team should adjust its travel and practice schedules prior to trips to the West Coast.... more

A photo of Tennessee Titans quarterback Matt Hasselbeck when he was with the Seattle Seahawks was among the evidence in the New Orleans Saints' "bounty" program showed to the media earlier this week. Hasselbeck had heard his name was mentioned, but he... more

During their turn on HBO's "Hard Knocks" series, the Miami Dolphins will give the whole world an up-close look at their training camp. The NFL and NFL Players Association, however, might want to take a sneak peek following Wednesday's fight-filled... more

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin has requested a trade , citing "multiple" problems he has with the organization. One of those issues is believed to be his rookie contract, which has two seasons remaining before he's eligible for unrestricted... more

As a rookie, Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Williams caught 65 passes for a team-high 964 yards and 11 touchdowns. The fourth-round pick out of Syracuse followed that up by catching another 65 passes, but was less productive with 771 yards and... more

Veteran linebacker Dan Connor signed a two-year, $6.5 million contract with the Dallas Cowboys this offseason. With Sean Lee, Connor's former teammate at Penn State, entrenched at one starting spot, Connor will compete with 2011 second-round pick Bruce... more

The Philadelphia Eagles are in the process of signing free-agent safety Oshiomogho Atogwe to an undisclosed contract, according to multiple reports. The deal was initially reported Tuesday by Sportsnet's Arash Madani. Atogwe later confirmed the report... more

Players skipping the offseason workout program in search of a new contract run the risk of another player using the increased reps in practice to get noticed by a coach or front office executive. Such is the case with the Detroit Lions, as Tim Twentyman... more

Suspended NFL defensive lineman Johnny Jolly has sent a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell seeking reinstatement from his indefinite suspension, reports Brad Biggs of the National Football Post. A sixth-round pick out of Texas A&M by the Green... more

After handling the long-snapping duties in 125 of the Tennessee Titans' 144 regular season games the past nine seasons, Ken Amato remains an unrestricted free agent. While the Titans want to go younger at the position, kicker Rob Bironas hopes to have his... more

One of the more surprising picks San Diego Chargers general manager A.J. Smith made in the 2011 NFL Draft was when he used a pick acquired from the New York Jets as part of the Antonio Cromartie trade on Michigan linebacker Jonas Mouton. Mouton had been... more

Veteran center Casey Wiegmann's consecutive starts streak stands at 175 games, second-longest among active NFL offensive linemen. Wiegmann, who turns 39 in July, is a free agent and is unlikely to continue his NFL career, leaving the Kansas City Chiefs'... more

New England Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker's unofficial bachelor party made an uninvited stop a party, resulting in a near-brawl with security guards and threats of arrest. According to the New York Post, Welker and group of his friends were... more

Franchised New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees -- who has not been around the team this offseason and is not satisfied with how the Saints have approached his contract situation -- is not going anywhere in 2012 and showed on Monday night that he... more

New England Patriots players are conditioned to not say too much about the status of a particular body part or injury. All-Pro tight end Rob Gronkowski certainly knows the drill, as he kept things short and sweet when reporters asked him for a status... more

Last week, the Baltimore Ravens held 6-foot-8, 360-pound offensive lineman Bryant McKinnie out of their final minicamp practices for conditioning purposes . The report hardly came as a surprise considering McKinnie has battled weight issues throughout his... more

The Philadelphia Eagles announced Monday that they have agreed to terms on a four-year contract with first-round defensive tackle Fletcher Cox. Kinkhabwala: Eagles locked in DeSean Jackson says his diva days are over. Aditi Kinkhabwala writes that... more

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White has never been shy about expressing his opinions on Twitter . He wasn't happy about the labor deal when it was initially agreed upon last summer, has been outspoken about former players suing the league , and he... more

Future Hall of Fame running back LaDainian Tomlinson made it official Monday, signing a one-day contract with his original team, the San Diego Chargers, and announcing his retirement from the National Football League. The five-time Pro Bowler finishes... more

Medical opinions from doctors often vary, so it's no surprise that there are conflicting media reports about when New England Patriots left guard Logan Mankins will return from surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.... more

Improving the pass rush has been a top offseason priority for the Seattle Seahawks. A month after signing defensive lineman Jason Jones to a one-year, $4.5 million contract, the team used their first-round pick on Bruce Irvin, a pass-rush specialist from... more

New York Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes made waves less than two weeks ago when he cut short his participation in the team's final OTA practice and had what was reported as a "mini-meltdown" that included an exchange with first-year receivers coach... more

During the OTAs and minicamp, which wrap up this week , there has been no shortage of stories about players poised to have breakout seasons in 2012. One of those players is Cleveland Browns wide receiver Mohamed Massaquoi, who is coming off a season... more

The Detroit Lions defense failed to take the next step this past season, ranking 23rd overall after finishing 21st in 2010. Defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, who earned Pro Bowl, All-Pro and NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year honors that year also saw his... more

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