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Kareem Copeland

Kareem Copeland


Kareem Copeland joins NFL.com after covering the Green Bay Packers for the Green Bay Press-Gazette during the 2010 and 2011 regular seasons. The Detroit native graduated from the University of Michigan and currently resides in Indianapolis. He was on campus when Tom Brady vs. Drew Henson was a legit debate.


April

The Seattle Seahawks had the No. 1 scoring defense in 2012 thanks to consistent play from defensive backs Richard Sherman, Brandon Browner, Earl Thomas and Kam Chancellor. Jacksonville Jaguars coach Gus Bradley likely had his former defense in mind when... more

Chip Kelly knows more about his former defensive end than anyone else in the NFL. And, yes, the Philadelphia Eagles coach had Oregon's Dion Jordan on his mind with the No. 4 overall pick  in the 2013 NFL Draft. Harrison: Recapping the draft Now that... more

The Green Bay Packers addressed every position of need in the 2013 NFL Draft -- except for safety. Casserly: Draft steals on each day Which players are bound to outperform their draft slots? Charley Casserly identifies 10 value picks to keep an eye... more

A Miami Dolphins trade for Kansas City Chiefs offensive tackle Branden Albert never materialized, so the organization might have moved on to another tackle listed on the 2012 Chiefs roster. A source told the Miami Herald's Adam Beasley that the Dolphins... more

The Green Bay Packers actively are shopping linebacker Desmond Bishop, NFL.com's Daniel Jeremiah reported Saturday. The news is a bit odd considering the Packers just cut Bishop's backup , D.J. Smith, on Wednesday. NFL '13 DRAFT XTRA Follow on... more

NFL '13 DRAFT XTRA Follow on your smartphone or tablet for exclusive content including live video from Radio City Music Hall. The New York Jets have reached an agreement in principle on a three-year, $10 million deal with running back Chris... more

This was not the year to have the No. 1 overall draft pick. Eric Fisher is a nice tackle, but Kansas City Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt admitted his team bottomed out a year too late . "At the end of the season, I certainly had those thoughts," Hunt said... more

Dallas Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones is making offensive calls now. The Cowboys selected San Diego State tight end Gavin Escobar in the second round and demanded the coaching staff get him involved . The New England Patriots have been the... more

This has not been a good draft for the Big Ten. The entire conference had seven players selected in the first two days of the 2013 NFL Draft. By comparison, LSU had six players taken, Outkick the Coverage's Clay Travis noted. We knew the Big Ten would... more

There's never a dull moment with Tyrann Mathieu. NFL '13 DRAFT XTRA Follow on your smartphone or tablet for exclusive content including live video from Radio City Music Hall. The former LSU cornerback first made headlines Wednesday with a... more

Reggie White's No. 92 is retired at Lambeau Field. That's the motivation for Green Bay Packers first-round pick Datone Jones. NFL '13 DRAFT XTRA Follow on your smartphone or tablet for exclusive content including live video from Radio City... more

Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew and coach Jim Schwartz need to win now. So, they hope Ziggy Ansah isn't the project some predict. The Lions took Ansah with the No. 5 overall draft pick Thursday night, and there's no question about the... more

Geno Smith has decided to return to Radio City Music Hall for the second round , and he could be off the board quickly. NFL '13 DRAFT XTRA Follow on your smartphone or tablet for exclusive content including live video from Radio City Music... more

So, Geno Smith is taking his ball and going home. The West Virginia quarterback had dreams of grandeur and believed he was destined to be a high selection in Thursday's first round of the 2013 NFL Draft. After 32 picks, Smith still was in the green... more

Ray Lewis isn't exactly optimistic about his former team repeating as the Super Bowl champion . The Baltimore Ravens underwent major changes this offseason with the loss of Lewis, Matt Birk, Anquan Boldin, Ed Reed, Paul Kruger, Dannell Ellerbe and Cary... more

The phone is ringing in Indianapolis. Several teams have called Colts general manager Ryan Grigson with hopes to trade up to the No. 24 pick , NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported. NFL '13 DRAFT XTRA Follow on your smartphone or tablet for exclusive... more

Every year, NFL teams must weigh the risk-reward factor of drafting players who have behavioral/character issues. Sometimes these prospects go on to have stellar professional careers without any problems. Sometimes they're named Titus Young. Washington... more

The 2013 quarterback draft class has endured heavy criticism, and now it sounds like some teams are trying to avoid it altogether . The Boston Globe's Greg Bedard reported teams have called the New England Patriots with trade offers for Tom Brady's... more

The Tennessee Titans will feature a more aggressive defensive scheme -- within reason, of course -- with Gregg Williams now a senior assistant on defensive coordinator Jerry Gray's staff. The blitz package will increase and put more pressure on the... more

If the Detroit Lions are targeting Ziggy Ansah with the No. 5 overall pick, they've kept quiet about it . Even the BYU defensive end is in the dark. Ansah told Detroit Free Press reporter Dave Birkett he hasn't had any contact with the Lions since... more

There aren't a ton of Mark Sanchez supporters these days. A horrid 2012 season erased much of the goodwill the New York Jets quarterback built during AFC championship runs in 2009 and 2010. NFL '13 DRAFT XTRA Follow on your smartphone or tablet... more

Cleveland Browns linebacker Quentin Groves was arrested on suspicion of solicitation last week. According to a police report obtained by NFL.com, Groves was arrested April 17 as part of a prostitution sting by Orange and Beachwood police, along with... more

D.J. Fluker told reporters at a pre-draft event Wednesday in New York that he didn't take money during his time at Alabama and didn't recently send a tweet that bragged of him taking cash while in college. Fluker's agent, Deryk Gilmore, previously... more

Is Ziggy Ansah the next Jason Pierre-Paul or the latest one-year wonder? That's the risk-reward ratio you run with the BYU defensive end. Ansah has received much more top-five attention in the last few days, NFL.com's Albert Breer reported Wednesday.... more

The Miami Dolphins made it rain in free agency this offseason. They might not be done as they explore a trade with the Kansas City Chiefs for offensive tackle Branden Albert. Oh, and the Dolphins should add a few more pieces in the 2013 NFL Draft,... more

Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Carlos Dunlap called James Harrison a Pittsburgh Steelers hater before the linebacker had signed with his new team . Some have wondered if Harrison chose to stay in the AFC North for the revenge opportunity. On Tuesday,... more

Hall of Fame wide receiver Cris Carter insists his son, Duron, is an NFL receiver. The elder Carter said Wednesday that the problem was his son's disdain for school . "He didn't commit a crime, he has no tattoos, he has no kids and he's a pleasant kid.... more

New Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer is loving his new playbook. Coach Bruce Arians is a quarterback guru who has tutored Peyton Manning, Ben Roethlisberger and Andrew Luck. The system is well-established. "It's very, I guess user-friendly... more

The criticism of the 2013 NFL Draft continues. John Elway, Denver Broncos executive vice president of football operations, said it's not top-heavy . Some have said there isn't a single quarterback worthy of a first-round pick. Schein: Don't sleep on... more

Quarterbacks Geno Smith  (West Virginia), Matt Barkley  (USC), EJ Manuel  (Florida State) and Ryan Nassib  (Syracuse) have been stacking headlines leading up to the start of the 2013 NFL Draft on Thursday. Tulane's Ryan Griffin hasn't received that kind... more

The Green Bay Packers are scheduled to meet with running back Cedric Benson on Wednesday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Tuesday. Benson was lost for the season Oct. 7 when he suffered a Lisfranc injury against the Indianapolis Colts. He signed... more

Kansas City Chiefs general manager John Dorsey called to check in on Florida defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd on Monday, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday. Brandt: Mock Draft 4.0 In his latest mock draft, Gil Brandt says the Jets are going to... more

How can a single player be compared to Denver Broncos wide receivers Wes Welker and Eric Decker when their skill sets aren't exactly similar? Conner Vernon says it's all about complexion . "It's funny how, nowadays, you're just comparing race to race... more

The parting of ways between Darrelle Revis and the New York Jets has been a matter of when, not if, since owner Woody Johnson decided he would not foot the upcoming bill after 2013 . That doesn't mean people have to like it. "It sucks. That's my... more

Cleveland Browns coach Rob Chudzinski compared EJ Manuel to his Carolina Panthers protegé Cam Newton, the Florida State quarterback said. Manuel worked out for the Browns on Saturday and told The Plain Dealer's Browns beat reporter Mary Kay Cabot of the... more

Mark Sanchez has some demons to exorcise if he wants to be successful next season, according to ESPN analyst and former quarterback Trent Dilfer. The New York Jets' signal-caller clearly regressed in 2012. His 54.3 completion percentage was the... more

South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore was given a standing ovation by all 32 NFL teams at his pro day in March. He participated in the workout less than six months after surgery a torn anterior cruciate ligament, posterior cruciate ligament and... more

Are the New York Jets close to moving Darrelle Revis? It appears so. The Jets have granted the cornerback permission to visit with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and take a physical, a Jets source told NFL.com's Albert Breer on Sunday. ESPN's Adam Schefter... more

Call it the Packer way. From general manager Ted Thompson to coach Mike McCarthy to most of roster, the Green Bay Packers tend to stick to the company line . (Tight end Jermichael Finley is the much-welcomed exception.) News conferences are rather... more

The 2013 NFL Draft quarterback class continues to take its lumps . There is little faith in the quality of this group with five days remaining before the event. "I think two will (go) in the first round," one personnel man told the Milwaukee Journal... more

Hall of Fame coach and legendary broadcaster John Madden gave a heartfelt speech at the memorial service for Pat Summerall on Saturday. The two worked games together for 22 years. "He is the voice of the NFL," Madden said. "To me, he wasn't a braggart.... more

Eddie Lacy 's pre-draft workout was a disappointment . The Alabama running back had major conditioning issues after missing the NFL Scouting Combine and the Crimson Tide's pro day because of a hamstring injury. Lacy explained to the Milwaukee Journal... more

The Kansas City Chiefs are doing their best to keep everyone guessing. The owners of the No. 1 overall pick of the 2013 NFL Draft claim they're taking a deeper look at their four choices  for the top selection, but they still aren't naming which players... more

Terrell Owens still is lobbying for an NFL job at 39 years old. This time he's hoping an old relationship with Chicago Bears coach Marc Trestman can work in his favor . Because, you know, they spent one year together in 1996 when Trestman was the San... more

The Green Bay Packers had the NFL's top scoring offense in 2011, but were ranked last in total defense and were bounced from the playoffs in the divisional round. Packers general manager Ted Thompson then drafted defensive players with the team's first... more

The Atlanta Falcons are pushing the pause button on contract negotiations with Matt Ryan. The quarterback is entering the final year of his contract and due $12 million in 2013. The Falcons don't want a Joe Flacco situation with Ryan playing... more

A guard hasn't been drafted with a top-10 pick since 1997 or in the top five since 1975. That's no longer a ridiculous scenario , Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew recently told MLive.com's Justin Rodgers. The new collective bargaining... more

Friday's 11:59 p.m. ET restricted free-agent deadline passed, and restricted free agent Victor Cruz did not receive an offer sheet from another team, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported, citing a source with knowledge of Cruz's situation. Free-agent tracker... more

Want a headache? Try making the NFL schedule. CBSSports.com's Clark Judge broke down the nuances that go into the construction of the weekly schedule . A four-man committee led by Howard Katz, NFL senior vice president of broadcasting and media... more

Rex Ryan thinks the Baltimore Orioles should have been more accommodating for the Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens. Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Ryan has bigger things to worry about . "I'd be a little more concerned about Nov. 24 when the... more

Lesson learned -- Darren McFadden and a zone-blocking scheme do not mix . The Oakland Raiders running back averaged just 58.9 yards per game in 2012, his lowest mark since 2009. His 3.3 yards per carry was a career low. "I came in last year with my... more

The new Arizona Cardinals administration certainly is keeping it light leading up to next week's 2013 NFL Draft. 2013 NFL Draft: Team needs Our analysts examine each team's game plan entering the NFL draft, identifying biggest needs, potential fits... more

No one ever accused Jermichael Finley of not having a good sense of humor. The Green Bay Packers tight end has turned a weakness into a positive with the announcement that he'll donate $500 to One Fund Boston Inc. for every ball he drops this season.... more

There seem to be reservations around the NFL  concerning Tennessee wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson . NFL teams love his size (6-foot-2, 217 pounds) and athleticism, but there are red flags. 2013 NFL Draft: Team needs Our analysts examine each... more

The Cleveland Browns tied for No. 11 in the NFL with 38 sacks in 2012. Linebacker D'Qwell Jackson wants and expects more in 2013 . "I watch all the top defenses," Jackson said Wednesday, the Akron Beacon Journal's Nate Ulrich reported. "Baltimore,... more

The Pittsburgh Steelers were hours away from losing a second member of the "Young Money Crew" last week. Wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders had signed a restricted free-agent offer sheet with the New England Patriots before the Steelers decided to match the... more

So much for Blaine Gabbert being the man. The Jacksonville Jaguars have begun their offseason workouts, and the competition for the starting quarterback job officially is open. "We have two guys competing as hard as they possibly can to put... more

With the 2013 NFL Draft approaching, Around The League will examine one big question facing all 32 teams. Next up: The New Orleans Saints Can the Saints build a contending defense? The New Orleans Saints have an offense ready to win a Super Bowl... more

New York Jets general manager John Idzik spoke to the media at his pre-draft news conference Wednesday. Of course the topic turned to Tim Tebow. "We're happy to have Tim here," Idzik said. "He's with the rest of the gang here." Tebow still is under... more

Ozzie Newsome basically called out the doubters Tuesday. The Baltimore Ravens general manager addressed the media during a pre-draft news conference and defended his offseason moves. 2013 NFL Draft: Team needs Our analysts examine each team's game... more

The quarterback class in the 2013 NFL Draft has been ridiculed for months. Some people around the NFL wonder if there's anyone worth a first-round pick, let alone a top-10 selection. There's no Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III, Cam Newton, Sam Bradford,... more

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford is going to get paid handsomely soon. His six-year, $72 million rookie contract has two years left, but the parties are talking now . The Lions want to free up salary-cap space and surely don't want to let this... more

Historically, the Jacksonville Jaguars have been one of the more unpredictable teams leading into the NFL draft. They have plenty of needs and all but one option with the No. 2 pick. Jaguars general manager Dave Caldwell told The Florida Times-Union's... more

The signing of Matt Cassel has allowed the Minnesota Vikings to admit what many of us already knew: Joe Webb is not an NFL-caliber quarterback. With Cassel backing up Christian Ponder, the team can move Webb to receiver and better utilize his... more

Concerned about the New England Patriots waving goodbye to Wes Welker, Danny Woodhead and Brandon Lloyd? There's no need , The Boston Globe's Greg Bedard reported Sunday. The Patriots have lost 232 receptions from those three players, but the... more

After initially planning to meet Sunday to hammer out a contract, the Cincinnati Bengals and veteran linebacker James Harrison will hold off for another day. NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported Sunday morning that the parties will meet Monday to work on... more

This is a good year to have a late first-round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, according to John Elway. The Denver Broncos are in the No. 28 slot in the first round, and their executive vice president of football operations isn't drooling over any top-10... more

With the 2013 NFL Draft approaching, Around The League will examine one big question facing all 32 teams. Next up: The Green Bay Packers. Will the Packers target an early round running back? The Green Bay Packers went out and drafted linebacker... more

New Orleans Saints running back Chris Ivory met with the New York Jets on Friday, a source informed of the visit told NFL.com's Ian Rapoport on Saturday. The Saints placed a second-round tender on the restricted free agent, but Ivory and the Jets both are... more

The career-ending sack of Brett Favre was the first time he'd been knocked out cold on the football field. The Minnesota Vikings were playing the Chicago Bears on "Monday Night Football, " and the future Hall of Famer was so out of it that he couldn't... more

The Minnesota Vikings hoped to bring back Antoine Winfield at a reduced cost after they released him. In the end, money wasn't the biggest factor in the veteran cornerback's decision. Free-agent tracker NFL free agency is under way. Follow all of the... more

The one-year restructured contract for Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Eric Wright gives the team some flexibility at the position . If the Bucs trade with the New York Jets for star cornerback Darrelle Revis and used the 2013 NFL Draft to find secondary... more

If anyone knows about reckless quarterback play, it's probably NFL great Brett Favre. The former Green Bay Packers quarterback was famous for making throws and decisions that few others could pull off successfully. Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony... more

Former Jacksonville Jaguars coach Mike Mularkey admitted the team explored the possibility of a trade for then-Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow last offseason. That was known. Mularkey also said Friday there were no intentions to start Tebow over... more

Ben Roethlisberger has every right to be nervous. It wasn't long ago that Mike Wallace, Antonio Brown and Emmanuel Sanders were calling themselves the "Young Money Crew." Now they're getting money from other teams. Free-agent tracker NFL free agency... more

The courtship of Antoine Winfield has ended. The Seattle Seahawks have come to an agreement in principle with the former Minnesota Vikings cornerback, Winfield told NFL Network's Darren Sharper on Friday. Free-agent tracker NFL free agency is... more

Peyton Manning had multiple neck surgeries and missed all of 2011 before returning to the field with the Denver Broncos in 2012. He promptly earned a 12th Pro Bowl selection after throwing for 4,659 yards and the second-most touchdowns of his NFL career... more

Tyrann Mathieu has not dodged questions regarding his failed drug tests at LSU. But that's the cornerback talking about his own situation. Mathieu has taken issue with an unnamed NFL assistant who recently told USA Today reporter Jarrett Bell that the... more

With the 2013 NFL Draft approaching, Around The League will examine one big question facing all 32 teams. Next up: The Detroit Lions. Will the Lions target offense high in the draft ... again? The Detroit Lions seemed destined to draft defensive... more

Alabama running back Eddie Lacy didn't run at the NFL Scouting Combine or the Crimson Tide's pro day because of a hamstring injury. He worked out for scouts in Tuscaloosa, Ala., on Thursday with mixed results. NFL.com's Bucky Brooks reported Thursday... more

Anthony Davis talked trash to doubters after the San Francisco 49ers made him a very, very rich man , but the 49ers are doing everything they can to keep the right tackle motivated. 2013 NFL Draft: Position rankings With the draft right around the... more

Kirk Cousins understands he was drafted behind the franchise quarterback in Robert Griffin III. He's not frustrated about the lack of opportunity with the Washington Redskins, and he's not eager for a trade. "Patience is the name of the game,"... more

The Cincinnati Bengals announced the release of cornerback Jason Allen on Wednesday. He played just four games while dealing with injuries in his lone season with Bengals. Free-agent tracker NFL free agency is under way. Follow all of the latest... more

Jermichael Finley has an NFL role model. He happens to play for the Atlanta Falcons. "The tight end I would like to mimic is (Tony) Gonzalez. He's consistent," Finley told Paul Allen on KFAN-FM on Wednesday, via ESPNWisconsin.com. "That's where I would... more

The Cincinnati Bengals will host linebacker Karlos Dansby for a visit Wednesday , a source told NFL.com's Ian Rapoport. Free-agent tracker NFL free agency is under way. Follow all of the latest rumors and signings in our free-agent tracker. More...... more

Brandon Marshall said he "felt something" in his hip the past two seasons. That didn't stop him from earning a Pro Bowl spot in 2011 and 2012. However, the Chicago Bears receiver had arthroscopic surgery on his hip in January and expects to be... more

Felix Jones was the No. 22 overall pick out of Arkansas in 2008. The running back never made a Pro Bowl with the Dallas Cowboys and started just 23 games in five years. Best and Worst Draft Picks Who are the best and worst all-time draft picks by... more

The Baltimore Ravens and linebacker Rolando McClain are working on a contract, sources told NFL.com's Albert Breer on Wednesday morning. Free-agent tracker NFL free agency is under way. Follow all of the latest rumors and signings in our free-agent... more

The attention deficit hyperactivity disorder medication Adderall has become the excuse du jour for players testing positive for a banned substance in the NFL. Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman insists it's not just an excuse . Sherman... more

Cornerback Antoine Winfield is scheduled to visit the Seattle Seahawks this week, a source told NFL.com's Ian Rapoport on Sunday. Winfield also is considering the Washington Redskins and a return to the Minnesota Vikings. Free-agent tracker NFL free... more

The New York Jets might have plans to trade Darrelle Revis, but that doesn't mean he's excused from voluntary workouts. Revis' contract has $3 million in bonuses tied to his participation in offseason workouts, ESPNNew York.com's Rich Cimini... more

Mike Shanahan believes Robert Griffin III is on the Adrian Peterson knee-injury recovery plan. The Washington Redskins quarterback is at the team facilities constantly , and Shanahan is optimistic about his return from knee surgery. "He'll set a record... more

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is dealing with a "stubborn" infection in his broken left forearm. He had a second plate inserted to repair the left arm, but the infection might keep Gronkowski out for the beginning of the season , the... more

Luke Joeckel wouldn't have had a shot in Hades of being the No. 1 overall NFL draft pick in 2012. Or 2011. Or 2010. Or 2009. That's not a knock on the Texas A&M offensive tackle. The NFL simply covets high-end quarterbacks, and there's been that... more

The Seattle Seahawks need a backup quarterback now that Matt Flynn is on the Oakland Raiders. The Seattle Times' Danny O'Neil reported Friday the team might kick the tires on Seneca Wallace, while Brady Quinn, Matt Leinart and Tyler Thigpen also... more

"What's beef?" Christopher Wallace once asked. Is beef having a ceremony to celebrate the Super Bowl champions, but not having anyone within the organization show up? That's what happened in Baltimore on Friday. The Orioles held their home opener... more

The Baltimore Ravens did want Ed Reed back. That's the message Kevin Byrne, senior vice president, public & community relations, wanted to make perfectly clear in a story recently posted on the team website . Byrne responded to Baltimore Sun... more

With the 2013 NFL Draft only weeks away, Around The League will examine one big question facing all 32 teams. Next up: The Indianapolis Colts. What did free agency change for the Indianapolis Colts? General manager Ryan Grigson had money to... more

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers seemed to be the leading candidate to trade for Darrelle Revis, but that might have changed. A source who spoke with Revis told NFL.com's Ian Rapoport on Friday the cornerback is "not optimistic" a deal will get done.... more

The Detroit Lions didn't take long to replace retired kicker Jason Hanson. The organization has agreed to terms  with David Akers, the Detroit Free Press' Dave Birkett reported Friday, one day after Hanson made his announcement. Lions fans might be... more

As expected, the Oakland Raiders released linebacker Rolando McClain on Friday, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported, citing a source. The Raiders later announced the move. Free-agent tracker NFL free agency is underway. Follow all of the latest player... more

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Chad Henne is eager to compete with Blaine Gabbert for the starting job, but will either hold the position in September? Coach Gus Bradley publicly has supported Gabbert, but also stresses competition at every... more

Geno Smith continued to fight any labels that might be placed on the former West Virginia quarterback. He recently was criticized by ProFootballWeekly as having a poor work ethic and not being a student of the game. His success was attributed to the West... more

The Baltimore Ravens announced the release of linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo on Thursday. The three-time Pro Bowl selection known best for his special teams exploits believes the organization had ulterior motives . Ayanbadejo has been one of the most... more

Detroit Lions kicker Jason Hanson announced his retirement Thursday, DetroitLions.com's Tim Twentyman reported. Hanson played 21 seasons in Detroit and was the organization's most consistent player since Barry Sanders. Free-agent tracker NFL free... more

The Arizona Cardinals might be happy with the Carson Palmer-Drew Stanton duo at quarterback , but the organization is still thinking long-term. Coach Bruce Arians, general manager Steve Keim and scouts will hold a private workout with Matt Barkley on... more

Denard Robinson continues to be an enigma. The Michigan quarterback was one of the most dangerous players in college football with the ball in his hands. He set the FBS rushing record for a quarterback with 4,495 rushing yards. Brandt: Mock Draft 3.0... more

Rex Grossman is back. The quarterback has agreed to a one-year contract that will keep him with the Washington Redskins for a fourth consecutive season, ESPN Radio's Chris Russell reported  Wednesday. The agreement first was reported by... more

Brian Banks forced himself to forget about the sport he loved. He had verbally committed to USC as a junior at Long Beach Poly in 2002 before he pleaded no contest to a charge of rape and kidnap. Banks then spent the next five years and two months in... more

Tailbacks have represented the St. Louis Rams in seven of the last 14 Pro Bowls. During that period, the organization transitioned from Pro Football Hall of Famer Marshall Faulk to Steven Jackson, who had eight consecutive 1,000-yard seasons, including... more

The questions might never end when it comes to Wes Welker's breakup from the New England Patriots. The wide receiver had ridiculous success on the Patriots and was best buds with quarterback Tom Brady. People always are going to wonder what happened since... more

The Green Bay Packers said goodbye to two-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Greg Jennings last month, but Aaron Rodgers isn't concerned. The quarterback told WHQG-FM in Milwaukee on Tuesday that the Packers' offense is loaded . "If you watched last year,... more

The Geno Smith tour continues Wednesday, and the Philadelphia Eagles are the destination , a source told NFL.com's Albert Breer. The West Virginia quarterback met with the Kansas City Chiefs on Tuesday. The Eagles have the No. 4 overall pick in the... more

March

Lawrence Okoye has his sights on an NFL career despite having never played football in high school or college. The 21-year-old British discus record-holder is putting his career on hold to make the switch to the NFL . If he makes it, Okoye would be part... more

Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice says he won't change his game despite the new crown-of-helmet rule -- and he doesn't believe other running backs will make changes, either. If that's the case, get ready for the fines. "I don't like it," Rice... more

This is the offseason that might decide the fate of Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew. That's a fact regardless of whether anyone in the organization ever would state it so bluntly. Mayhew's precarious position explains why the Lions have... more

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blaine Gabbert is realistic about his situation. After two years and a 5-19 record as a starter, he's fighting for his job . The Jags are expected to select a quarterback in the 2013 NFL Draft who will compete with the... more

The assumption was the Baltimore Ravens were willing to let outside linebacker Paul Kruger walk because they drafted Courtney Upshaw in 2012. Then they signed former Denver Broncos defensive end Elvis Dumervil to pair with Terrell Suggs. Free-agent... more

The Miami Dolphins signed free-agent cornerback Brent Grimes to a one-year, $5.5 million contract , sources with knowledge of the team's plans told NFL.com's Ian Rapoport on Saturday. He'll receive $3 million guaranteed. Free-agent tracker NFL free... more

The Buffalo Bills are without a starting quarterback after cutting Ryan Fitzpatrick earlier this month . So it makes sense that the organization plans work out USC's Matt Barkley  on Monday, according to ESPN.com's James Walker. The Bills have the... more

Mike Jenkins has a contract offer from the Jacksonville Jaguars, but he plans to visit the Oakland Raiders and Buffalo Bills before making a decision, a source with knowledge of his plans told NFL.com's Ian Rapoport. The former Dallas Cowboys cornerback... more

Connor Barwin might have had the greatest goodbye advertisement in the history of the practice. (Is there a written history of these things?) Barwin thanked a number of random people on top of the regular list of teammates, fans and such. Jacksonville... more

The Dallas Cowboys haven't had a winning season since 2009, which marked their only playoff appearance in the last five seasons. Despite the team's struggles, quarterback Tony Romo proved his intentions to stay with the team, leveraging his way to a... more

The Dallas Cowboys didn't want Rob Ryan, but the defensive coordinator will take his former players. Free-agent tracker NFL free agency is underway. Follow all of the latest player rumors and signings in our free-agent tracker. More... The New... more

The topic of a gay player in the NFL again grabbed headlines this week when CBSSports.com's Mike Freeman reported that someone is considering to publicly come out . Most wonder how teammates and fans would react and if the player's career would be... more

The San Diego Chargers basically got complacent last season. That's what led to their 7-9 record, according to Chargers running back Ryan Mathews. "I think we were just complacent," Mathews said Friday on NFL Network's "NFL AM." "The time that we... more

Rob Ryan's exit from the Dallas Cowboys always felt like a someone-has-to-take-the-fall sort of move. His defense didn't live up to expectations in 2012, but injuries certainly didn't help the cause. Former Cowboys defensive end Marcus Spears, who... more

The beef between Osi Umenyiora and New York Giants general manager Jerry Reese seems to be over. The new Atlanta Falcons defensive end dropped a "the team I was with" at his introductory news conference Thursday, but he only had positive things to say... more

Jake Long swears he's finally healthy. The St. Louis Rams also must be convinced considering they handed him a four-year contract worth $34 million with incentives that can reach $36 million. "I'm feeling great, I'm about four months out of surgery,"... more

The Detroit Lions could go from one of the most automatic kickers in NFL history to one that was dumped by the San Francisco 49ers after he made just 69 percent of his attempts in 2012. We're going to call that a downgrade. The Lions plan to bring in... more

Defensive end Osi Umenyiora was introduced as the newest member of the Atlanta Falcons during a news conference Thursday. He didn't waste any time touting the talent of his new team. "This team is the most talented team that I've probably seen in my... more

The Detroit Lions really aren't known for pulling in the big-name free agent, so the general excitement throughout the city surrounding the signing of Reggie Bush is no surprise. Detroit just isn't a sexy destination, and there's no deep winning tradition... more

First it was Eli Manning. Now it's David Diehl. New York Giants receiver Victor Cruz has plenty of support from teammates in his battle for a contract extension from the organization. Next they'll be passing a hat around the locker room. "I wish I... more

The overall consensus as the NFL draft approaches has been that West Virginia's Geno Smith is the top quarterback prospect. There's plenty of debate on how high he should be drafted, but he's thought of as the No. 1 signal-caller. NFL Films senior... more

The Baltimore Ravens have made a contract offer to Elvis Dumervil, two sources told Denver Post reporter Mike Klis on Thursday. An offer from the defensive end's longtime team, the Denver Broncos, was more front-loaded, according to Klis, and reportedly... more

The Denver Broncos set in motion contingency plans when the Elvis Dumervil fax debacle took place . The plans included interviews with free agents Dwight Freeney and John Abraham in case a new contract with Dumervil can't be reached. Free-agent tracker... more

Donald Driver can sympathize with Brian Urlacher. Driver, the Green Bay Packers' leader in receptions and receiving yards no longer was wanted by the organization. He decided to retire rather than finish his career in another jersey. The Chicago Bears... more

Jarvis Jones did not have the best of days Thursday. Jeremiah: Mock Draft 4.0 Daniel Jeremiah provides his latest first-round projection. Two prospects on the rise: Dion Jordan and Tavon Austin. More ... The Georgia linebacker didn't work out... more

The Carolina Panthers will sign wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr. to a one-year contract , ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Thursday. The Panthers confirmed the signing Friday. Ginn caught just two passes in 2012, but he remains a threat in the return game with... more

Branden Albert isn't afraid to speak his mind . The Kansas City Chiefs left tackle told USA Today's Mike Garafolo what players around the NFL are hesitant to express. "You've got to be somewhat selfish in this situation," Albert said. "My prior years... more

New York Giants running back David Wilson recently had minor hand surgery to remove a bone chip, the New York Daily News' Ebenezer Samuel reported Thursday. Wilson really didn't want the surgery, but doctors thought it was best to keep the chip from... more

Defensive tackle Josh Brent will not play for the Dallas Cowboys in 2013, a source told Dallas Morning News reporter David Moore . The team, however, declined comment due to the situation remaining unsettled. Brent was arrested and charged with... more

Ed Reed texted NFL.com's Albert Breer on Wednesday to say that barring a last-second change, he will sign with the Houston Texans. Not long afterward, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport caught up with Texans owner Bob McNair after the NFL Annual Meeting closed in... more

Eli Manning is no fool. The two-time Super Bowl MVP wants the New York Giants and Victor Cruz to get a deal done. Free-agent tracker NFL free agency is underway. Follow all of the latest player rumors and signings in our free-agent tracker. More...... more

The Green Bay Packers' secondary hasn't been the same since Sept. 18, 2011. They were in Week 2 of a title defense when safety Nick Collins was carted off after a freak neck injury . He never played another game. Free-agent tracker NFL free agency is... more

Charles Woodson didn't hide his feelings when asked about the NFL's elimination of the "Tuck Rule." "Hallelujah," Woodson said with a laugh Wednesday on NFL Network's "NFL Total Access," "It shouldn't have taken this long. It's been 11 years I guess... more

Star Lotulelei needed a big performance at his pro day Wednesday after a heart condition kept him from working out last month at the NFL Scouting Combine. The Utah defensive tackle did exactly that . Jeremiah: Free agency impacts draft How has... more

Tom Landry rocked the fedora. Bear Bryant sported the houndstooth. Bruce Arians would like to introduce the Kangol. The new Arizona Cardinals coach wants to ditch the played-out sideline cap for his ample collection of Kangols. He has 20-plus in his... more

Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti believes safety Ed Reed will remain with the organization. That's what his gut tells him, at least. Bisciotti made an appearance on NFL Network's "NFL Total Access" on Tuesday and asked what his gut feeling was on... more

The San Francisco 49ers rode the unsettling roller-coaster of having a sporadic kicker in 2012. It appears they upgraded the position Tuesday as Phil Dawson, the long-time Cleveland Brown and 2012 Pro Bowl player, announced on Twitter he's headed to the... more

The Pittsburgh Steelers failed to reach the playoffs in 2012 and then lost Mike Wallace to free agency and released former defensive player of the year James Harrison. Rashard Mendenhall and Keenan Lewis signed elsewhere, and Willie Colon was cut. Casey... more

The Denver Broncos have made an offer to defensive end Elvis Dumervil, executive vice president of football operations John Elway told the Denver Post. "We'd like to have Elvis back," Elway said. The two parties are back at the table after last... more

The Miami Dolphins and coach Joe Philbin decided to go after free-agent receiver Mike Wallace and not Greg Jennings despite Philbin's relationship with Jennings. Philbin was on the Green Bay Packers staff every year of Jennings' career except for 2012 and... more

The San Francisco 49ers have reached an agreement on a one-year contract with linebacker Parys Haralson, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported Monday night. Free-agent tracker NFL free agency is underway. Follow all of the latest player rumors and signings... more

The Detroit Lions had already moved on from Cliff Avril when the market for the defensive end proved lower than he hoped, the Detroit Free Press' Dave Birkett reported. General manager Martin Mayhew explained that it was too late to reverse field .... more

Matt Hasselbeck is no longer an NFL-caliber starting quarterback, but he is one of the better backups in the league. The Tennessee Titans released Hasselbeck after he declined to reduce the $5.5 million owed on the final year of his contract.... more

Many Green Bay Packers fans already were bitter about Greg Jennings signing with the Minnesota Vikings. This won't alleviate those feelings. Jennings said Brett Favre, the former Packers' and Vikings' quarterback, helped him make the decision .... more

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and agent David Dunn paint very different pictures of the Wes Welker negotiations. Kraft claimed Dunn "way overvalued" Welker's worth, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported on Monday, when Kraft met with a group of... more

University of Houston cornerback D.J. Hayden ran an impressive 40-yard dash at Houston's pro day Monday. The Houston Chronicle reported Hayden timed out at 4.33 seconds while NFL.com's Gil Brandt reported a 4.42 . Either way, he was moving, and more... more

Branden Albert will not hold out after he told the Kansas City Chiefs that he will sign his franchise tender , NFL.com's Albert Breer reported on Monday. USA Today's Mike Garafolo first reported the news . The franchise tag pays $9.828 million in 2013.... more

Matt Cassel said he knows his place. Free-agent tracker Where will Brent Grimes wind up? Follow him and all the other NFL players on the move in our free-agent tracker. More ... The newest Minnesota Vikings quarterback landed in Minnesota after... more

The NFL Competition Committee has proposed a rule to make it illegal for a runner to lead with the crown of his helmet when outside of the tackle box. The rule comes under the safety umbrella of trying to keep all players from initiating contact with the... more

The Baltimore Ravens' inactivity on the Ed Reed front seemed to speak volumes. There were reports of an amazing trip to Houston , and the Ravens looked out of the picture. Apparently not. Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome plans to sit down with... more

Free agency can make unexpected bedfellows. Longtime Green Bay Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings just signed with the Minnesota Vikings. Indianapolis Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri won three Super Bowls with the New England Patriots. Marcus Allen went... more

Greg Jennings made a bold decision when he signed with the Minnesota Vikings. He took the most money offered (five years, $47.5 million, $18 million guaranteed), but he said the Vikings made him feel wanted. The Vikings, however, did not offer the most... more

Could Rob Ryan be just what Nnamdi Asomugha needs? The Philadelphia Eagles cut the cornerback after two lackluster seasons last week. He signed a five-year, $60 million free-agent contract before the 2011 season as part of the "Dream Team" moves.... more

The New York Jets might be shopping Darrelle Revis, but he's still getting paid. Rapoport: Market valueless? Ian Rapoport explains why cornerback salaries are plummeting. Plus, a potential Geno Smith suitor nobody's talking about. More ... The... more

The New York Giants are in the market for a tight end after Martellus Bennett signed with the Chicago Bears. It appears they have their eye on Brandon Myers. Instant Debate: Early NFC favorite Pete Carroll 's Seattle Seahawks have been busy this... more

Dan Connor has landed in New York. The former Dallas Cowboys linebacker signed a one-year contract with the Giants on Saturday, a source confirmed to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport. The Giants later confirmed the signing . Connor was released by the Cowboys... more

Steven Jackson reportedly was close to signing with the Green Bay Packers before reaching a deal with the Atlanta Falcons. The veteran running back, however, said on Friday that retirement from the NFL also was an option. "I was thinking about maybe... more

Michael Bennett originally said he'd give the Tampa Bay Buccaneers a chance to match any offer he received in free agency. Then he signed with the Seattle Seahawks without saying a word to his previous team. Take a look at the best remaining free... more

The Green Bay Packers restructured linebacker A.J. Hawk's contract Friday night. Free-agent tracker Where will Brent Grimes wind up? Follow him and all the other NFL players on the move in our free-agent tracker. More ... Hawk was scheduled to... more

San Francisco 49ers pass rusher Aldon Smith underwent shoulder surgery a few weeks ago, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported Friday on NFL Network's "NFL Total Access," citing a source informed of the player's condition. An eyewitness said Smith no longer... more

Greg Jennings , the last high-profile free-agent wide receiver on the market, signed with the Minnesota Vikings Friday night for five years and $47.5 million with $18 million guaranteed, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported. The Green Bay Packers , the... more

The Minnesota Vikings have signed Greg Jennings to a five-year contract, two sources told NFL.com's Ian Rapoport on Friday. The organization has its No. 1 wide receiver after Percy Harvin was traded to the Seattle Seahawks . Free-agent tracker Where... more

The Baltimore Ravens signed defensive end Marcus Spears to a two-year, $3.55 million contract, the Baltimore Sun's Aaron Wilson reported Friday . The team later announced the signing. Free-agent tracker Where will Aqib Talib wind up? Follow him and... more

Joe Philbin continues to load up on offense. Free-agent tracker Where will Aqib Talib wind up? Follow him and all the other NFL players on the move in our free-agent tracker. More ... The Miami Dolphins add another wide receiver in Brandon... more

The Arizona Cardinals and Matt Shaughnessy have agreed to a one-year deal , a source told NFL.com's Albert Breer on Friday. The Cardinals later announced that Shaughnessy had signed his contract. The former Raiders defensive end ranked No. 61 on Gregg... more

Since newly signed New England Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola has been penciled in as "Wes Welker Part 2," we might as well get his opinion on replacing the original . Breer: How Denver landed Welker After Wes Welker got the cold shoulder from... more

Safety Tom Zbikowski was released by the Indianapolis Colts on Friday, the team announced . He was due a base salary of $1.5 million in 2013 and $2.025 million in 2014 , according to The Indianapolis Star's Mike Chappell. Fantasy free-agent tracker... more

Anquan Boldin found out he had been traded  to the San Francisco 49ers earlier this week when his phone blew up with text messages after he stepped off a plane in Senegal. He didn't see that coming. "The way that I received it wasn't the best way, but... more

Tyrann Mathieu plans to play angry next year. The former LSU cornerback was kicked out of school and sat out the 2012 college football season because of failed drug tests. An arrest ended his chances of returning to the team. Mathieu is confident... more

This is the opportunity Drew Stanton has wanted for years. The new Arizona Cardinals quarterback just wants to compete for a starting job. Free-agent tracker Where will Greg Jennings wind up? Follow him and all the other NFL players on the move in... more

Reggie Bush grinned throughout his introductory news conference Wednesday after signing a four-year contract with the Detroit Lions. Bush repeatedly talked about the offensive possibilities of playing with Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford and wide... more

The Detroit Lions have agreed to terms with defensive tackle Jason Jones, his agent, Mike McCartney, announced Wednesday . Free-agent tracker Where will Greg Jennings wind up? Follow him and all the other NFL players on the move in our free-agent... more

Did the New England Patriots' low-ball offer to Wes Welker truly open up his free agency? That might be the case. Free-agent tracker Where will Greg Jennings wind up? Follow him and all the other NFL players on the move in our free-agent tracker.... more

The Baltimore Ravens continue to say goodbye to their veterans. Safety Bernard Pollard tweeted that he no longer is with the organization . Free-agent tracker Where will Greg Jennings wind up? Follow him and all the other NFL players on the move in... more

The Green Bay Packers offered wide receiver Greg Jennings about $10 million per year "a while ago," a source told ESPN Wisconsin's Jason Wilde. That might not be a bad number considering things have been awfully quiet and a return to the Packers has... more

Baltimore Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome said he wouldn't be sentimental with the tough decisions to be made after the Super Bowl XLVII victory. Trading Anquan Boldin to the San Francisco 49ers was example No. 1. Newsome admitted it wasn't... more

New Browns defensive coordinator Ray Horton will have a familiar face in Cleveland as he installs his 3-4 system. Former Arizona Cardinals linebacker Quentin Groves has signed a two-year, $2.8 million contract with the Browns, a source involved in the... more

Even the most die-hard Baltimore Ravens fan has to admit Ray Lewis' speeches were a little, um, overboard at times. Not questioning his intent, but there were some comical times amongst Lewis' screams, shouts, dances and muttering to himself. Even Joe... more

The Cleveland Browns went out and signed coordinator Ray Horton to turn around the NFL's 24th-ranked scoring defense. Now they need the horses for Horton's 3-4 scheme. Offseason Forecast: Browns With the offseason under way, Around The League examines... more

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers re-signed LeGarrette Blount to a one-year, $1.75 million contract Saturday, with a a $1.25 million base salary. CBSSports.com's Jason La Canfora reported the Bucs would like to trade the running back before the draft and hope for... more

Offseason Forecast: Panthers Around The League examines what's next for all 32 NFL teams. David Ely hits the Panthers. More ... Well, at least the Carolina Panthers don't play favorites. They're equal-opportunity salary-cap slashers. Chris... more

The James Harrison era is over in Pittsburgh. The Steelers announced the release of 2008 NFL Defensive Player of the Year on Saturday afternoon. "We have informed James Harrison that we have released him," Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert said in... more

Elvis Dumervil said he was open to a restructured contract  with the Denver Broncos this week. The defensive end is guaranteed $12 million if he's on the roster March 16 and the team wants that number lowered. Offseason Forecast: Broncos Around... more

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have re-signed running back LeGarrette Blount to a one-year contract, a team source told NFL.com's Ian Rapoport on Saturday. Offseason Forecast: Buccaneers With the offseason under way, Around The League examines what's next... more

Wide receiver Anquan Boldin said he would retire if released by the Baltimore Ravens. Well, it looks like he'll either take a pay cut or hang up the cleats. Harrison: Team needs in free agency With free agency set to kick off at 4 p.m. ET on Tuesday,... more

The Falcons have agreed to terms with William Moore on a five-year deal, NFL.com's Albert Breer reported, citing a team source. The safety signed for $32 million with a $30 million base salary, a source told NFL.com's Ian Rapoport. He received an $8.25... more

Don't expect the San Diego Chargers to throw around a bunch of cash once free agency starts. That's not how new general manager Tom Telesco rolls. Offseason Forecast: Chargers Around The League examines what's next for all 32 NFL teams. Chris... more

Today's edition of the tell-em-why-you-mad-son file features Detroit Lions safety Louis Delmas. The will-be free agent was in Detroit for a physical Friday -- at the request of the Lions -- and dropped the week's best analogy on Detroit Free Press... more

The Philadelphia Eagles will pursue safety Dashon Goldson in free agency, multiple sources told NJ.com reporter Jordan Raanan . Take a look at the top players that will be available when free agency opens on March 12. Such a move has made sense since... more

There's a bit a maneuvering going on in New York that hasn't received much attention, but involves the Jets' top offensive weapon. (That Darrelle Revis guy has dominated the headlines for some reason...) Offseason Forecast: Jets With the offseason... more

The Carolina Panthers announced cornerback Chris Gamble was released Friday . Gamble missed the last 12 games of 2012 with a shoulder injury. He's played every down of his nine-year NFL career in Carolina and holds the franchise record with 27... more

Brandon Moore has been a nine-year starter at guard with the New York Jets, but will turn 33 years old in June. Reportedly, there hasn't been much contact with the organization . Schein: Nine riskiest free agents The money will start flying around... more

Cliff Avril has been a 4-3 defensive end for his entire five-year professional career. He's set to hit free agency next week since he has not had significant contract talks with the Detroit Lions. Take a look at the top players that will be available... more

Jermichael Finley recently said he wouldn't take a pay cut if approached by the Green Bay Packers. The tight end's agent, Blake Baratz, told Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter Tyler Dunne that the scenario is not that simple . Offseason Forecast:... more

Is the Miami Dolphins' Jake Long still an elite tackle? (This has all the makings of a Joe Flacco discussion.) Long certainly wasn't elite in 2012, and Pro Football Focus has him ranked the No. 24 free-agent tackle based solely on 2012 performance.... more

Each year, the last unbeaten team downplays the significance of a possible 16-0 season. Different franchises take different approaches as the idea of perfection creeps closer. The 2007 New England Patriots went for it, playing Tom Brady and the rest of... more

Dallas Cowboys cornerback Brandon Carr knows his responsibilities are about to change under new defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin. Carr, Morris Claiborne and the corners should be much more active in the run game. Offseason Forecast: Cowboys With... more

Vince Young will attempt to revive his career when he works out in front of NFL teams March 26 at the University of Texas pro day. He last played for the Philadelphia Eagles in 2011 and was cut from the Buffalo Bills before playing a single game in 2012.... more

Don't bury London Fletcher yet -- the 37-year-old is still kicking. The Washington Redskins linebacker, who had surgery on his bothersome left ankle Wednesday morning , said he's making preparations to play in 2013. Fletcher also plans to have elbow... more

The Jacksonville Jaguars will not re-sign cornerback Rashean Mathis, The Florida Times-Union's Ryan O'Halloran reported. General manager Dave Caldwell informed Mathis of the team's plans late Tuesday. "Believe it or not, I'm at peace with everything,"... more

As NFL.com's Ian Rapoport detailed Friday, Tennesee Titans tight end Jared Cook will challenge the tight end designation , instead wanting to be paid wide receiver-type money. Rosenthal: Top 85 free agents This year's free-agent crop lacks star power,... more

Manti Te'o recently asked teams to judge him from his playing tape , not his performance at the NFL Scouting Combine. The former Notre Dame linebacker, however, had a prediction for his pro day 40-yard dash on March 26. Brandt: Pressure-packed pro days... more

The biggest buzz around the NFL this offseason has been the circumstances surrounding Darrelle Revis. Reports have the New York Jets shopping the All-Pro cornerback, and there are plenty of opinions on what the franchise should do. Debate: The race to... more

Cincinnati Bengals right tackle Andre Smith is looking for $9 million per year on the open market, ProFootballTalk reported . Rosenthal: Top 85 free agents This year's free-agent crop lacks star power, but provides immense depth. Gregg Rosenthal... more

The New York Jets don't need Darrelle Revis, according to Keyshawn Johnson. The former Jets receiver said the team has so many holes that moving the NFL's top cornerback is more than worth it. "I think it's a smart move if they do move him and get... more

The NFL said it will look into a team asking Colorado tight end Nick Kasa if he liked girls at the NFL Scouting Combine. Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe wants the NFL to make it abundantly clear to all teams that those questions are unacceptable... more

Brandon Carr signed a five-year, $50.1 million free-agent deal with the Dallas Cowboys last offseason. One year later, the cornerback restructured the contract to convert most of his $14.3 million 2013 salary into a signing bonus. Take a look at the top... more

Jared Cook wants to be classified as a receiver if the Tennessee Titans decide to use the franchise tag on him , NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported Friday on "NFL Total Access." Offseason Forecast: Titans Around The League examines what's next for all... more

The Baltimore Ravens had their entire focus on re-signing quarterback Joe Flacco. Now that he's done , they can turn their attention to the rest of their free agents. Linebackers Dannell Ellerbe and Paul Kruger, safety Ed Reed, offensive tackle Bryant... more

Somewhere Aaron Rodgers is smiling. He should be, at least. The Baltimore Ravens and quarterback Joe Flacco have agreed to a six-year deal that makes him the highest paid player in the NFL , NFL.com's Albert Breer reported. That pushes the number past... more

New Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly has yet to reveal exactly what his defense will look like, but Brandon Graham is getting ready for a switch to linebacker . The defensive end has an offseason plan to drop weight and play standing up. Offseason... more

It's official: Joe Flacco isn't going anywhere. Take a look the best photos of Joe Flacco through the years. Fox Sports insider and NFL Network contributor Jay Glazer reported the Baltimore Ravens have agreed to terms with the quarterback . He's... more

Stevie Johnson has added recruiter to his list of many talents . The Bills receiver has taken it upon himself to lure free agents Dwayne Bowe, Greg Jennings and Dashon Goldson to Buffalo. Rosenthal: Top 85 free agents This year's free-agent crop lacks... more

After hand-picked, contrived interviews with Jeremy Schapp and Katie Couric, there was no controlling the environment at the NFL Scouting Combine for Manti Te'o. Some long-time combine attendees said Te'o drew the largest group of media ever for his... more

The Carolina Panthers announced the release of defensive tackle Ron Edwards on Friday. "We appreciate the contributions that Ron has made to the Panthers the past two seasons," coach Ron Rivera said in a released statement. "He set a great example on... more

The Indianapolis Colts will place the franchise tag on punter Pat McAfee, a source informed of the team's plans told NFL.com's Ian Rapoport. Rosenthal: Top 85 free agents This year's free-agent crop lacks star power, but provides immense depth. Gregg... more

February

Cary Williams is not optimistic about his future with the Baltimore Ravens . The cornerback wants more than the three-year, $15 million deal offered before the season, but the Ravens have other concerns. "The team reached out to me and told me what the... more

Vernon Davis has had Alex Smith as a teammate for the tight end's entire seven-year NFL career. That will change in the 2013 season, after the San Francisco 49ers agreed to trade Smith to the Kansas City Chiefs on Wednesday. "It was tough for me... more

The Green Bay Packers have a decision to make on Jermichael Finley. The tight end is due a $4.45 million base salary in 2013 and a $3 million roster bonus on March 27. There's also a $500,000 per-game roster bonus and a $300,000 workout bonus detailed by... more

The Detroit Lions will meet with defensive tackle Mike Patterson, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported , via MLive.com . The Philadelphia Eagles released Patterson to save $3 million against the salary cap and as part of the re-tooling with general manager Howie... more

Will Beatty has his deal from the New York Giants, while Martellus Bennett continues to wait. The free-agent tight end had a Twitter conversation with WFAN and NFL Network contributor Paul Dottino after being asked about his situation. "They have... more

Alex Smith joining the Kansas City Chiefs makes Matt Cassel a quarterback without a team. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported the Arizona Cardinals are among the teams with interest in Cassel. Debate: Alex Smith trade fallout The Alex Smith trade has a... more

Denard Robinson has a vision of himself in the NFL: Randall Cobb. The former Michigan quarterback made an appearance on "The Dan Patrick Show" on Wednesday and compared himself to the Green Bay Packers' do-everything receiver , via the Detroit Free... more

The Baltimore Ravens won't re-sign tackle Bryant McKinnie before the start of free agency, sources told CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora . Offseason Forecast: Ravens Around The League examines what's next for the NFL's 32 teams in 2013. Gregg Rosenthal... more

A football team will have a hard time being considered "tough" with a below-average running game and a struggling defense. People see the Green Bay Packers and Aaron Rodgers putting up points with a bevy of receivers and equate that to a finesse program.... more

The Green Bay Packers drafted Bryan Bulaga as a left tackle out of Iowa in 2010. He found a home at right tackle as a rookie when starter Mark Tauscher was injured and never vacated the position. Left tackle Marshall Newhouse has been average at best in... more

Another member of the Philadelphia Eagles' "dream team" is gone. Defensive end Cullen Jenkins was released Monday two years after signing as a free agent . Jenkins told 97.5 The Fanatic's Mike Missanelli he was "a little surprised," but not shocked.... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock ended his seven hours of NFL Scouting Combine coverage Sunday with a 30-minute media session at Lucas Oil Stadium. Here are the highlights of his weekend evaluations: » Central Michigan offensive... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Alabama cornerback Dee Milliner  says he'll have surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder March 12. He expects a two-month recovery period. The likely top-10 pick purposely scheduled the procedure for after the NFL... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Tyrann Mathieu is dropping the "Honey Badger" moniker. That's just one part of his transformation from a gifted-but-troubled playmaker to humbled prospect looking for an NFL opportunity. The LSU cornerback was kicked out of school and... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- The NFL Scouting Combine is a six-day, fact-finding expedition for every organization. At the same time, plenty of disinformation is floating around. Coaches, general managers and scouts obviously have relationships with each other and... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- There was one media member who seemed to have a particular interest in Barkevious Mingo on Saturday. The LSU defensive end held his interview session late in the afternoon, and the largest reporter in the room sat three rows back... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson won't throw at the NFL Scouting Combine, he announced Saturday. It'll be all receiving and kick-returning duties as he aims to prove he can make a position change. "Hopefully tomorrow I'll show them... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Oregon defensive end/linebacker Dion Jordan announced Saturday at the NFL Scouting Combine that he'll have surgery to repair a torn labrum. Dion is expected to be sidelined for three to four months, meaning he won't able to... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- It was the interview everyone was waiting for at the NFL Scouting Combine. Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o addressed a group of reporters Saturday for the first time since news broke that he was deceived into believing he was dating a... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Gus Bradley just might be the anti-Bill Belichick. The new Jacksonville Jaguars coach held his NFL Scouting Combine media session Saturday and was open and detailed about nearly every topic that was brought up. Bradley plans to bring his... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Geno Smith made it known that he does not consider himself a read-option quarterback. However, he is open to anything. "I think I have the skill set that fits any offense," Smith said at the NFL Scouting Combine on Friday. "I can play... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Five hundred and seventy-nine. That's the total number of yards the San Francisco 49ers hung on the Green Bay Packers in the 45-31 divisional-round playoff victory last season. And that's the number that haunts Packers coach Mike McCarthy.... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Chuck Pagano was in a jovial mood Friday as he joked with reporters at the NFL Scouting Combine. The Indianapolis Colts coach, who underwent leukemia treatment during the season, had a full head of hair (where it hasn't naturally receded)... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Matt Barkley , as expected, won't participate in drills at the NFL Scouting Combine, but the USC quarterback said he's on schedule to throw during his pro day on March 27. Barkley separated his throwing shoulder during the Trojans'... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Is Michael Turner's tenure with the Atlanta Falcons over? Coach Mike Smith declined to confirm or deny any report of Turner's future at the NFL Scouting Combine on Friday. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported the Falcons are likely to release... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Ryan Grigson hand-picked his staff last year to start the reclamation project that was the Indianapolis Colts. Less than 12 months later he was forced to refill two of the team's most important positions after the Arizona Cardinals hired... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Adolpho Birch isn't thrilled with the NFL Players Association. Birch, the NFL's senior vice president of law and labor policy, met with the media for 20 minutes at the NFL Scouting Combine on Thursday and discussed the issues that have... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Be careful what you post on the Internet. You never know who's watching. Brandt: Combine success stories Gil Brandt says prospects hoping to boost their stock at the combine have plenty of examples to follow -- like Cam Newton. More... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Nate Burleson recently encouraged Detroit Lions teammate Jahvid Best to retire because of ongoing concussion issues that kept the running back out all of 2012. Lions coach Jim Schwartz didn't put much credence into Burleson's medical... more

It didn't come as a surprise when the Indianapolis Colts announced they would part ways with Dwight Freeney. The defensive end is on the backside of his career and didn't fit into his new role as a 3-4 outside linebacker. Still, the seven-time Pro... more

Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians wants to push the ball downfield. We know this. Unofficial list of free agents NFL free agency is set to begin on March 12. Check out this unofficial list of the 2013 NFL restricted and unrestricted free agents... more

Troy Polamalu missed nine games with a calf injury in 2012 and 11 in 2009 with a knee injury. At 31 years old with 10 seasons in the NFL, is this the beginning of the end for the former defensive player of the year? Pittsburgh Steelers defensive... more

Houston Texans linebacker Brian Cushing hopes to jog in a week as the next step of his rehab process. He tore the anterior cruciate ligament in the left knee Oct. 8 and had it repaired by Dr. James Andrews on Oct. 25. Check out the best photos from the... more

Dick LeBeau believes the Pittsburgh Steelers could have won the Super Bowl . Yeah, the same Steelers that went 8-8 and missed the playoffs for the just the second time in the last six years. The Steelers' defensive coordinator told the Pittsburgh... more

With the offseason officially underway, Around the League will examine what's next for all 32 teams . Today we look at the New York Giants. Take a look at the best photos from the 2012 New York Giants season. What's changing The major pieces are back:... more

Each year, we hear about the importance of the all-mighty board when it comes to the NFL Draft. Each year, teams deviate from said board. Former Dallas Cowboys scout Bryan Broaddus discussed the habit  and how the Cowboys missed out on selecting running... more

The Detroit Lions have been pleased with their high draft picks for the most part. Calvin Johnson, Matthew Stafford, Ndamukong Suh, Louis Delmas and Brandon Pettigrew are all productive and full of potential. But mistakes have been made along the way by a... more

The Dallas Cowboys have hitched their wagon to Tony Romo. Owner Jerry Jones has made that abundantly clear . Romo, however, will be 33 years old in April and is in the latter half of his career. That fact brings a sense of urgency to Dallas to win... more

It didn't take long for Titus Young to wear out his welcome with the St. Louis Rams. The team announced Friday its intentions to waive the mercurial receiver. This comes 10 days after the Rams picked him up off waivers following his release from the... more

The Green Bay Packers have released Charles Woodson, the 2009 NFL Defensive Player of the Year. Take a look back at the career of Charles Woodson. "We are grateful for all that Charles has given to the Green Bay Packers over the past seven years,"... more

Rod Marinelli said he could have stayed in Chicago as the Bears defensive coordinator. His loyalties, however, led him to Dallas. Schein: Underrated free agents Adam Schein names nine impending free agents flying under the radar, including a... more

The Pittsburgh Steelers are expected to be $14 million over the $121 million salary cap this offseason. They're also expected to ask linebacker James Harrison to re-work his contract. Breer: The Pittsburgh pinch The Pittsburgh Steelers are staring... more

The Kansas City Chiefs might be interested in Nick Foles, but that doesn't mean the quarterback will be available. Sources told Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia's Reuben Frank that it would take a big-time offer for the Eagles to move Foles. Take a look... more

Detroit Lions center Dominic Raiola has agreed to restructure his contract , Detroit Free Press beat writer Dave Birkett reported Thursday. That means the 12-year pro likely will take a pay cut from the $4.05 million owed in 2013 to stay with the... more

Falcons owner Arthur Blank is an Atlanta guy. He's invested in the city and wants his football team within its borders. The organization, however, wants a new stadium and will entertain a move to the suburbs if that's what it takes. Falcons... more

The Indianapolis Colts made the playoffs one season after a 2-14 record with rookie starters at every offensive skill position. Offensive coordinator Bruce Arians was named NFL Coach of the Year before being hired by the Arizona Cardinals to sit in their... more

Bryant McKinnie wants to remain with the Baltimore Ravens, his agent Michael George told The Baltimore Sun on Wednesday. The mammoth offensive tackle is eager to make that clear . Offseason Forecast: Ravens With the offseason under way, Around The... more

Greg Knapp's zone-blocking scheme was a bust in Oakland. It turned Darren McFadden, one of the NFL's top runners, into just another back. Someone tell the Black Hole that Greg Olson is here to save the day . He hopes so, at least. "I'm not naive... more

Arizona Cardinals running back Javarris James has been suspended for the first four games of the 2013 season for violating the league's policy and program for substance abuse, an NFL spokesman told NFL.com's Ian Rapoport. Unofficial list of free agents... more

With the offseason officially under way, Around the League will examine what's next for all 32 teams. Today, we look at the Kansas City Chiefs. What's changing Administration. Wave buh-bye to general manager Scott Pioli and coach Romeo Crennel.... more

The Baltimore Ravens have had nothing but kind things to say about Cam Cameron. The former offensive coordinator has done the same lately despite being fired late in the regular season and having to watch the Ravens' Super Bowl XLVII win over the San... more

We all know the biggest question with the Kansas City Chiefs involves their quarterback situation. The 2012 NFL Draft worked out well for the Indianapolis Colts and Washington Redskins, with both Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III available. Things don't... more

The New England Patriots have a hard decision to make on wide receiver Wes Welker. He may be the greatest slot man of his generation and one of those that evolved the position for players like Percy Harvin, Randall Cobb and Victor Cruz. Welker is a... more

The New Orleans Saints have work ahead in the switch from a 4-3 to a 3-4 defense. The first task is to determine what personnel changes must be made. Coach Sean Payton believes middle linebacker Jonathan Vilma can still fit in the scheme . "Yeah, I... more

The beef between Percy Harvin and the Minnesota Vikings seems destined for a bad ending -- a parting, at least. Instant Debate: Best available star? With trade rumors swirling and free agency looming, who is the best player available? Disgruntled... more

Michael Vick believes Chip Kelly can turn back the clock. At least he hopes so. The Philadelphia Eagles quarterback believes he can return to being a 1,000-yard rusher with his new coach. "I've watched Chip for a long time and I've watched Oregon have... more

Now that we know Michael Vick will be in a Philadelphia Eagles uniform in 2013 , there are a couple of different ways to look at the union with new coach Chip Kelly. Vick might be the perfect fit for the tweaked read-option with his combination of... more

In 2012, Adrian Peterson ran for the second-most yards in NFL history with the same five starters on the offensive line for all 16 regular-season games. That group allowed 32 sacks, 11th fewest in the league. The Minnesota Vikings want to keep that crew... more

New Tennessee Titans defensive senior assistant Gregg Williams talked scheme after he was hired Thursday. He built a reputation for aggressive, turnover-creating defenses before he was suspended for his role in the bounty ordeal. Defensive coordinator... more

Paul Kruger loves the Baltimore Ravens. The linebacker, however, is a free agent and might not be in general manager Ozzie Newsome's plans. Courtney Upshaw was drafted in 2012 knowing this situation was on the horizon. Breer: The price of winning... more

It's official, Rob Ryan is heading to New Orleans. Fox Sports insider and NFL Network contributor Jay Glazer reported the Saints have hired Ryan to fill their defensive coordinator opening . The team officially announced the move later on Saturday .... more

Martin Mayhew isn't stressing about Cliff Avril. The Detroit Lions general manager is confident Avril's impending free agency will be worked out - one way or another. "All those guys that are free agents, we'll continue to have discussions about,"... more

The Carolina Panthers won't be mentioned the next time NFL franchises are rumored to be moving to Los Angeles. Anthony Foxx, the mayor of Charlotte, N.C., announced a tentative agreement was reached Friday in which the city will give the Panthers... more

With the offseason officially under way, Around the League will examine what's next for all 32 teams. Today, we look at the Indianapolis Colts. What's changing The 2012 season was the big change for the Indianapolis Colts. Peyton Manning, Dallas... more

Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew is making moves like his job depends on it (and it does). Problem-child wide receiver Titus Young was shown the door . Defensive end Kyle Vanden Bosch and guard Stephen Peterman were given pink slips as... more

At first thought the pairing of the Los Angeles Lakers Kobe Bryant and New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick might sound odd. Then again, both are considered amongst the best ever at their occupation. Both have a borderline maniacal obsession with... more

A "Jerry Jones: 2012 Year in Review" video posted on the Dallas Cowboys' official website quickly turned into a session to defend coach Jason Garrett . "I saw things in our head coach that really give me a lot of promise for not only 2013 but for years... more

If you had the opportunity to ask Rob Gronkowski one question, what would it be? Would it even involve football? The New England Patriots tight end will be on the University of Connecticut campus in three weeks for "An evening with GRONK" where "he... more

It might be time for a shave when your beard has a following. Welcome to the world of Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Brett Keisel. Keisel has shaved his beard for the third annual Shear Da Beard event to benefit cancer programs at Children's... more

The storylines in Indianapolis were never-ending. Andrew Luck was the No. 1 pick. Coach Chuck Pagano battled leukemia. Offensive coordinator Bruce Arians was named the 2012 Associated Press NFL Coach of the Year . The 12-month turnaround from two wins... more

Well, that was quick. The Baltimore Ravens are planning to erect a statue of Ray Lewis outside of M&T Bank Stadium less than a week after the team won Super Bowl XLVII in the linebacker's final game. "I think he set himself apart in Baltimore sports... more

The Buffalo Bills will not re-sign wide receiver Donald Jones, the organization announced Thursday. He was set to be a restricted free agent, but the Bills won't tender an offer to the third-year pro. Offseason Forecast: Buffalo Bills With the... more

The Green Bay Packers still have a decision to make on Charles Woodson. The 36-year-old safety is due $9 million combined in salary and roster bonus in 2013. He'll count $10 million against the cap if he plays all 16 games. Woodson moved to safety in... more

There was confusion in the San Francisco 49ers' secondary when Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones made a difficult catch in traffic, before getting back on his feet and eluding two defenders for a 56-yard touchdown reception in Super Bowl XLVII.... more

We all know how quickly a Super Bowl ring can change a reputation. Two weeks ago people wondered if the Baltimore Ravens' Joe Flacco could be an elite quarterback. Now these statements are being made: "If you had to put it in perspective right now, Joe... more

Wide receiver Titus Young didn't have any trade value , so the Detroit Lions cut him, according to general manager Martin Mayhew. The Detroit Free Press' Dave Birkett reported that Mayhew said, "We made a big investment in him, didn't work out, move... more

Arian Foster has been around football players who have cheated, the Houston Texans' running back told ESPN Radio's Colin Cowherd on Friday. When Cowherd asked Foster if players in the NFL cheat, Foster responded, "Yeah, yeah. To me, if you are... more

NFL.com's Albert Breer and Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday that defensive tackle Haloti Ngata will have an MRI to determine the severity of the injury he sustained in Super Bowl XLVII. The procedure will occur Thursday, according to Ngata's agent, Mike... more

Baltimore Ravens safety Bernard Pollard played most of the season with six cracked ribs , The Baltimore Sun's Aaron Wilson reported Tuesday. He first suffered the injury in Week 2 against the Philadelphia Eagles and eventually missed the last three games... more

A former teammate was extremely critical of Ray Lewis' performance during Super Bowl XLVII. CBS Sports Network analyst Trevor Pryce, who played with Lewis for five years, said the Baltimore Ravens linebacker struggled mightily . "Half of his playoff... more

San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh was incensed that Baltimore Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith wasn't flagged on fourth-and-goal with 1:50 left in the fourth quarter Sunday. There was plenty of contact between Smith and 49ers wide receiver Michael... more

We knew San Francisco 49ers defensive end Justin Smith would have surgery this week to repair his partially torn triceps, as NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported in the days leading up to Super Bowl XLVII. Now, we reportedly have a definitive timetable for... more

The duties of a Super Bowl MVP begin immediately after the game is over. You've got to shout out Disney World. There's a variety of postgame interviews. There's another media session Monday morning and they hand you the key to a car at some point. We... more

Titus Young has been given the big buh-bye -- the Detroit Lions announced Monday they have parted ways with the wide receiver. His release was expected since Young had been disciplined several times by the Lions for behavioral problems. Young was... more

Jacoby Jones not only brought joy to Baltimore Ravens fans across the country Sunday night, he also gave away some furniture . If the Ravens returned a kick for a touchdown to open the game or after halftime, the company would refund all purchases... more

The New York Jets will not release quarterback Tim Tebow before the start of the new league year on March 12 , ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Monday. Most assumed the franchise would make a move sooner than later after the disastrous experiment in 2012,... more

Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh said Joe Flacco was out to prove something. Not on Sunday when the quarterback put up a Super Bowl MVP-caliber performance in a 34-31 win over the San Francisco 49ers, but since before he entered the NFL. In 2008,... more

It wasn't long ago that Mike Singletary ranted about tight end Vernon Davis' poor attitude. The former San Francisco 49ers' coach joined Dennis Green and Jim Mora in the pantheon of legendary NFL news conferences. "Can't win with 'em" was shown on... more

As New York Giants owner John Mara claims wide receiver Victor Cruz has asked for too much money , it's a teammate who might have become the team's top priority. A source told ESPN.com's Adam Schefter on Sunday that the Giants are focused on an... more

Dean Blandino is expected to be hired as NFL vice president of officiating , NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported Sunday. According to Rapoport, Blandino's mastery of the NFL rule book came through during his interview, and he is a strong candidate for the... more

Anquan Boldin plays with a permanent scowl, but don't let that fool you. He's in a happy place. The Baltimore Ravens' wide receiver has encouraged teammates to embrace the atmosphere surrounding Super Bowl week. Four years ago, he didn't do so before... more

The NFL is getting proactive when it comes to concussions. The New York Times' Judy Battista reported the league has partnered with General Electric for a four-year initiative to begin the "development of imaging technology that would detect... more

The mantra goes: Look good, play good. In the case of Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis, who is playing the last game of his NFL career, Super Bowl XLVII is time to shine. Under Armour has created for Lewis a custom pair of bright gold cleats... more

We can all agree that Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is a freak of nature, right? The second most single-season rushing yards in NFL history after blowing out his ACL and MCL is just not normal. People immediately wondered if Washington... more

The Baltimore Ravens had approximately 600 family members at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome for a final workout that wasn't much of one. It more closely resembled a celebration for a jovial 15 minutes. "It's the kind of foundation of everything we do,"... more

The San Francisco 49ers held their last team walkthrough in the Superdome on Saturday. Coach Jim Harbaugh wanted to get a feel for the dome . "We wanted to come over," Harbaugh told Matt Maiocco for the official pool report. "And the football part of it... more

Disclaimer: We are not making any assumptions about the following statements from Patriots owner Robert Kraft. It's simply an interesting thought process regarding the future of Tom Brady in New England. Comcast SportsNet New England's Tom Curran asked... more

The New England Patriots trailed 21-13 in the fourth quarter of the AFC Championship Game and were driving when Bernard Pollard all but sealed a Baltimore Ravens' victory. The safety knocked out Stevan Ridley with a devastating hit that spun the running... more

If Tony Gonzalez decides to retire, it won't be for lack of effort from the Atlanta Falcons to change his mind. General manager Thomas Dimitroff has already been in the tight end's ear . Falcons receiver Roddy White is getting in the act, too. White... more

From the "what if" file, we take you back to the spring of 1996. Ray Lewis is a middle linebacker out of the University of Miami considered too small by many teams. The Green Bay Packers were not one of them. The Packers had already written Lewis' name... more

Victor Cruz wants to remain a New York Giant. The organization wants the same for its young wide receiver. But the two parties are not close to deal . Cruz will be a restricted free agent and has been one of the biggest bargains in football the last two... more

New Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians has yet to evaluate Kevin Kolb, but has seen good moments from the quarterback . We've all seen the bad moments as he's yet to complete 60 percent of his passes in two seasons in Arizona. Kolb has thrown 17... more

Donald Driver knew his time in a Green Bay Packers jersey was over with one look at coach Mike McCarthy. The two had their season-ending meeting after the Packers lost to the 49ers in the playoffs and the 14-year veteran could tell what was coming.... more

January

Houston Texans running back Arian Foster likely will undergo a heart procedure  in about a month after an irregular heartbeat reappeared and forced him out of a Week 16 game against the Minnesota Vikings, NFL Network's Alex Flanagan reported Thursday.... more

Current Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly called San Francisco 49ers tackle Joe Staley into his office when the two were at Central Michigan. Staley had just finished his freshman year as a tight end, but Kelly was moving him to the offensive line . NFL Fan... more

Former NFL coaches Herm Edwards and Tony Dungy believe there need to be adjustments to the Rooney Rule, which requires franchises to interview one minority candidate when hiring a new coach or general manager. Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Jim... more

Ready for a shocker? The Atlanta Falcons don't want Tony Gonzalez to retire. The sky is also blue and Halle Berry is a looker. Of course the organization would want a matchup nightmare who caught 93 balls for 930 yards and eight touchdowns. It's... more

Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti isn't worried about free-agent-to-be Joe Flacco not being signed to an extension. He explained it simply: Trust in Ozzie. Jeremiah: How the Ravens were built How did Ozzie Newsome form this Super Bowl team?... more

Emmitt Smith is "very frustrated" with the Dallas Cowboys, but he doesn't blame owner/general manager Jerry Jones. The Cowboys haven't made the playoffs since 2009 and haven't had a winning record the last three seasons. "I think it's very wrong,... more

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson believes he's the NFL MVP. But he's been down this road before. "I will be a little disappointed (if I don't win)," Peterson said on NFL Network's "NFL AM." "I feel like I put in a good body of work this... more

San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh had some option elements in the offense when he played at the University of Michigan. He excitedly shouted, "Wishbone, wishbone!" when the subject was brought up during his news conference Thursday. Harbaugh... more

Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed will be a free agent after the season, and he isn't joining Ray Lewis in retirement . It's hard to imagine Reed in another jersey, but the New England Patriots and coach Bill Belichick have had an affinity for established... more

Ray Lewis had his Super Bowl media availability Wednesday morning, and the first question was about the allegations that he attempted to obtain a banned substance , as reported by Sports Illustrated. The Baltimore Ravens linebacker vehemently denied the... more

Drew Brees was one of the most vocal players to criticize the New Orleans Saints' bounty scandal disciplinary process, and he continues to speak out. During Brees' Wednesday appearance on NFL Network's "NFL AM", the Saints quarterback ripped Gregg... more

Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch has fleshed out some of the details surrounding the St. Louis Rams' courting of, then separation, from Rob Ryan. The bottom line, according to a source, is that Ryan declined the defensive coordinator... more

Warren Sapp continues to go in on Ndamukong Suh. The NFL Network analyst has been one of Suh's most vocal critics, and that continued Tuesday . Sapp said both the San Francisco 49ers and the St. Louis Rams ran at the Detroit Lions defensive tackle... more

Almost two months ago, Jovan Belcher murdered his girlfriend before driving to the Kansas City Chiefs' facility, where he took his own life in front of then-general Scott Pioli and former coach Romeo Crennel. Pioli continues to try to make sense of it all... more

Did Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis attempt to use a banned substance to recover from his torn right triceps? According to a piece published Tuesday on SI.com , Lewis is alleged to have attempted to obtain deer antler spray that contains IGF-1, a... more

Denver Broncos offensive tackle Ryan Clady will undergo surgery on his injured right shoulder , sources told the Denver Post's Mike Klis. Clady is scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent, though the Broncos won't let him walk. He can be... more

Remember when Rob Ryan agreed to be the St. Louis Rams' defensive coordinator? Well, about that ... Take a look at photos of Rob Ryan through the years. The Rams announced Tuesday morning that Ryan will not run their defense in 2013 . "After... more

The introductory news conference for Cleveland Browns defensive coordinator Ray Horton had a different tone than most. He expressed excitement for his new gig, but didn't hide his disappointment at not getting a head-coaching job. His best shot seemed... more

Holding out hope that wide receiver Greg Jennings will be back with the Green Bay Packers for the 2013 season? This is not a good sign. The soon-to-be free agent has put his suburban Green Bay home up for sale , the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported.... more

San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh joked about President Barack Obama being unsure if he would let his kids play football, but Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed understands where the POTUS was coming from . "I am with Obama," Reed said, as reported... more

Ready for your random story of the morning? It reads like a bad joke: So Detroit Lions defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh, comedian Louie Anderson and Olympic diver Greg Louganis are on a television show ... But it's not a joke, and Anderson wasn't... more

There's not a whole lot to be learned from Pro Bowls, but the Tampa Bay Buccaneers had to feel pretty good Sunday night in the NFC's 62-35 victory in the Pro Bowl. The Bucs sent three players to Hawaii and all three had signature moments during the game.... more

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell threatened to cancel future Pro Bowls if the players didn't pick up the effort. He got his wish -- for the most part. The NFC won 62-35 and the game didn't have any blatant episodes of guys loafing like the 2012 version.... more

The Pro Bowl turned sentimental in the first quarter Sunday when Jeff Saturday switched teams to take a snap with his old teammate Peyton Manning. The Green Bay Packers center announced Friday he will retire after 14 seasons and six Pro Bowls. The AFC... more

It didn't take Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt long to get his shine in the Pro Bowl on Sunday -- and he even had a message for NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell during the NFC's 62-35 victory . The NFC received the ball first and Minnesota Vikings... more

Miami Dolphins tackle Jake Long made $11.2 million in 2012 and is looking for what could be the last major contract of his career. The former No. 1 pick is looking for $10 million per year , sources told The Miami Herald's Barry Jackson. The... more

The Senior Bowl wasn't exactly a showcase of premier quarterbacks Saturday. No one looked deserved of a first-round pick. Brooks: QB matchmaker Bucky Brooks takes five top quarterbacks from the 2013 draft class and matches them up with QB-needy... more

Players at the Pro Bowl have been warned to stay away from the club in which Redskins tackle Trent Williams was attacked Friday morning, according to a league source. Williams required stitches after the incident at "M Nightclub" in Honolulu .... more

The back and forth regarding the effort given at the Pro Bowl continues with Houston Texans running back Arian Foster. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell wants a better product, saying the game will be discontinued if the effort doesn't improve. Foster... more

St. Louis Rams center Scott Wells had knee surgery, again, this month, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. The arthroscopic surgery was to repair torn cartilage. Wells had surgery on the same right knee last spring. The knee was injured in his... more

New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham recently underwent wrist surgery , a league source told The Times-Picayune reporter Mike Triplett. Both he and Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez are Pro Bowl injury scratches, which led to Minnesota... more

Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed swears he'll be playing in 2013 regardless of what happens in Super Bowl XLVII. If not, he still plans to be on the field on Sundays. Reed wants to coach after his playing days conclude, Ravens general manager Ozzie... more

News broke this week that the New York Jets are considering trading Darrelle Revis, but this might not be the first time the Jets have looked to move the All-Pro cornerback. Two sources told New York Post reporter Mark Cannizzaro that the Jets floated... more

The New Orleans Saints are interested in former Kansas City Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel as a candidate to replace fired defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Friday and later confirmed by ProFootballTalk . Crennel has not... more

Mike Singletary's most famous coaching moment came during a postgame tirade after an incident with tight end Vernon Davis. He doesn't want that to be the signature moment of his coaching career. The San Francisco 49ers fired Singletary two years ago... more

Rashard Mendenhall's time in Pittsburgh is likely over . The Steelers running back will be unrestricted when the free agency period begins and he didn't exactly give the organization incentive to keep him around. He missed the first four weeks as he... more

The Green Bay Packers strayed from their draft-and-develop philosophy when they signed Charles Woodson as a veteran free agent in 2006. There was some risk, as Woodson was coming off a season-ending broken leg in 2005 and had significant injuries in 2004... more

The San Francisco 49ers have won five Super Bowls in franchise history with two quarterbacks -- Joe Montana and Steve Young. Both happen to be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Colin Kaepernick, the sixth-youngest quarterback to start a Super Bowl, will... more

Joe Flacco will get a massive contract from the Baltimore Ravens after the season, even if they want to play coy. General manager Ozzie Newsome said the price tag won't change -- regardless of the outcome of Super Bowl XLVII. "As I said before,... more

Ray Horton was ready to deliver Norv Turner to Arizona, the former Cardinals defensive coordinator told Burns and Gambo show on KTAR-AM, according to ProFootballTalk . Horton was a finalist for the Cardinals' head-coaching job after Ken Whisenhunt was... more

Ray Lewis has 60 minutes of football left in his professional career -- this after 17 years and 228 regular-season games. Regardless, the Baltimore Ravens linebacker said he's not thinking about the Super Bowl, not retirement. "Honestly, outside of... more

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was fined $10,000 Wednesday for kicking Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed during a second-quarter slide in the AFC Championship Game . Good thing his new $20 million mansion in Los Angeles was recently... more

Rob Ryan said he'd be out of work for "like five minutes" when he was fired by the Dallas Cowboys. Five minutes stretched to 16 days, but Ryan appears to be back on the job. Ryan has an agreement with the St. Louis Rams to become their defensive... more

What will the Indianapolis Colts' offense look like next season? Not even Andrew Luck knows. The Colts made the playoffs with an aggressive, downfield passing attack directed by offensive coordinator Bruce Arians. The newly hired Arizona Cardinals... more

The Detroit Lions' defense has revolved around the play of its line since coach Jim Schwartz was hired in 2009. Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley were the Lions' first-round draft picks in 2010 and 2011. Kyle Vanden Bosch, Schwartz's former defensive... more

Aldon Smith set a San Francisco 49ers record with 19.5 sacks in 2012. You wouldn't think he needs many tips. Smith, however, hasn't had a sack since Dec. 9. So he listened when Charles Haley had a few suggestions for him before last week's NFC... more

The New York Jets will owe Darrelle Revis $6 million in 2013, and he could be an unrestricted free agent after the season. So the organization is considering life without the All-Pro cornerback, CBSSports.com's Jason La Canfora reported Wednesday.... more

Ty Cobb would have been proud. New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was a bit aggressive during Sunday's AFC Championship Game loss to the Baltimore Ravens, kicking safety Ed Reed in the thigh as he slid with his right foot in the air during a... more

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter Bob McGinn questioned the Green Bay Packers' toughness after they were bounced from the playoffs by the San Francisco 49ers. With a subpar run game, an emphasis on the offensive skill positions and an average defense,... more

From the only-in-Green-Bay file, we have an incident involving an NFL player, livestock and Rottweilers . (We'll give you a moment to read that back ...) Packers running back Cedric Benson is due in court next month after his neighbors claimed his two... more

Charles Woodson is due $10 million next season. Some wonder if he'll return to the Green Bay Packers at that number, if the team will look to lower it or if the parties will decide to go their separate ways. Aaron Rodgers Packers quarterback... more

The Oakland Raiders have hired Tony Sparano as assistant head coach/offensive line coach, the team announced Wednesday. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported the news of the hiring earlier in the day. Sparano was fired after only one year as offensive... more

One of the recent NFL tragedies has been Larry Fitzgerald rotting away in his prime these past couple of season with the Arizona Cardinals. The Pro Bowl wide receiver had three 1,400-yard seasons with Kurt Warner from 2005 to 2009. He's had one since... more

The kickers in Sunday's AFC Championship Game between the Baltimore Ravens and the New England Patriots better hope a trip to the Super Bowl doesn't hinge on a long field-goal attempt in the final moments. The winds are swirling in Foxborough, Mass .... more

Baltimore Ravens kicker Billy Cundiff missed a 32-yard game-tying field goal with 11 seconds left in last year's AFC Championship Game . He's no longer with the team. Ravens rookie kicker Justin Tucker knows the story . "I don't even think about... more

Who in the NFL still believes in Tim Tebow? The New York Jets don't. They didn't even give him a shot to start after Mark Sanchez fell apart. The Jacksonville Jaguars don't. New general manager David Caldwell already said, "I can't imagine a... more

Legacies are made in the playoffs and Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco has plenty at stake Sunday . Quarterbacks are the faces of franchises, win MVPs and get the big bucks. No one has more to gain this weekend than Flacco. Tom Brady's reputation... more

Imagine being Stephen Gostkowski. The New England Patriots host the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday and the winner goes to the Super Bowl. The past two games between the two teams have been decided by a last-second field goal and five of the last six were one... more

The Baltimore Ravens want the New England Patriots to throw the football during Sunday's AFC Championship Game . Sounds like a dangerous way to live, right? The Ravens beat the Patriots 31-30 during the regular season, holding starting running back... more

New Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians needs one thing to have a chance of success -- quality quarterback play. Fired coach Ken Whisenhunt couldn't get that from Kevin Kolb, John Skelton or Ryan Lindley. Arians is known for his work with Peyton... more

There was more offensive coordinator movement late Friday. The Oakland Raiders hired former Jacksonville Jaguars quarterbacks coach Greg Olson for their open position , ESPN's Bill Williamson reported. Olson is expected to bring a power-run game... more

One of the lasting images from last year's playoffs was New Orleans Saints running back Pierre Thomas getting knocked out by San Francisco 49ers safety Donte Whitner in the divisional round . That was just one of several big hits from the 49ers during... more

The Jacksonville Jaguars have hired University of Miami offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch for the same position, ESPN reported Saturday morning. Fisch has been the Hurricanes' coordinator and quarterbacks coach the past two seasons. He has an... more

The New York Jets have hired Marty Mornhinweg to be their offensive coordinator, a team source told NFL.com's Albert Breer on Friday. The Jets fired offensive coordinator Tony Sparano after a season that can best be described as "turbulent." Mornhinweg... more

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has been the belle of the ball since he set an NFL quarterback record with 181 rushing yards against the Green Bay Packers in the divisional playoff round. There are no more questions about whether... more

The Indianapolis Colts have hired Pep Hamilton to replace offensive coordinator Bruce Arians, Sports Illustrated's Jim Trotter first reported . Andrew Luck Arians was hired by the Arizona Cardinals to replace fired coach Ken Whisenhunt. Hamilton... more

Former Browns coach Pat Shurmur will interview with the New York Jets for their open offensive coordinator position Friday , sources told New York Daily News reporter Manish Mehta. The Browns went 9-23 in two years under Shurmur. They ranked No. 30... more

As the Indianapolis Colts continued to win without coach Chuck Pagano, it became clear that interim coach/offensive coordinator Bruce Arians would be one of the top candidates for a job after the season. The Cardinals hired Arians on Thursday night.... more

Andrew Luck could see a familiar face show up at the Indianapolis Colts facility soon. The franchise is in the market for an offensive coordinator after the Arizona Cardinals hired Bruce Arians to replace Ken Whisenhunt. ESPN's Adam Schefter... more

Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler isn't known for his pristine mechanics. He's much more Brett Favre than Peyton Manning -- without the wins of either. The organization hired quarterbacks guru Marc Trestman as coach and his top priority will be... more

Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie had his nah-nah-nah-nah-nah moment when he hired Chip Kelly on Wednesday. The Eagles coaching search was supposed to be in shambles.   Sources intimated to CBSSports.com's Jason La Canfora that Eagles general... more

The casual observer wasn't the only one who thought the Chip Kelly hiring meant good things for Michael Vick. A Philadelphia Eagles teammate had the same reaction. "That is the first thing that popped into my mind because I think, obviously, the... more

Owner Jim Irsay basically rebuilt all of the major pieces of the Indianapolis Colts' organization last offseason. The team won two games in 2011, had the No. 1 overall draft pick in 2012 and was ready to move on from the Peyton Manning era. Ryan Grigson... more

Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians has been hired as the Arizona Cardinals' new head coach, the team announced Thursday, shortly after two sources told NFL.com's Ian Rapoport about the deal. The Cardinals said Arians received a... more

Bruce Arians isn't tripping over the process. The Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator was one of the hot candidates as eight NFL teams searched for a new head coach. He has a job he likes and isn't stressing. The Arizona Cardinals are the last... more

It doesn't take long to find skeptics of the numerous variations of the read-option offense that has hit the NFL. Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is one and compared it to the Wildcat fad that came and went . The San Francisco 49ers have... more

Thoughts immediately turned to Michael Vick once it was learned that Chip Kelly would be the next coach of the Philadelphia Eagles. Vick was benched down the stretch as the Eagles wanted an extensive look at rookie quarterback Nick Foles, but Vick seems... more

Thirteen-year-old Hunter Woodall is participating in the activities associated with the East-West Shrine Game on Saturday. The game features college all-stars, serves as a showcase for NFL prospects and will be aired on NFL Network at 4 p.m ET.... more

Jeremiah: Who is Manti Te'o? That's the question NFL teams are asking in a bizarre saga. Daniel Jeremiah weighs the impact on Manti  Te'o's draft stock. More ... Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick held a Wednesday night news... more

Chip Kelly has arrived in Philly. The Eagles' new coach left Eugene, Ore., at 3:30 p.m. ET Wednesday and landed at Northeast Philadelphia Airport just after 7 p.m. Eagles general manager Howie Roseman and president Don Smolenski were waiting on the... more

The reunion is one step closer to being realized. Offensive consultant Tom Moore has left the Tennessee Titans with a desire to return to the ranks of offensive coordinator . Moore was the coordinator of the Indianapolis Colts from 1998 to 2008, where... more

The excuses are running out for Jay Cutler. Bold move for Bears The Bears hope that hiring Marc Trestman out of the CFL proves to be the savvy call Gregg Rosenthal believes it is. More ... With the Chicago Bears' hiring of quarterback guru... more

Boston is counting down the moments to the big buh-bye for Ray Lewis. Clear Channel Outdoor Boston has a billboard counting down the minutes until the Baltimore Ravens linebacker's "retirement party." The countdown coincides with the New England... more

This is the new life of San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick: He was featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated this week and recently saw a girl "Kaepernicking" on a horse . Yup, things have changed. Over the course of the season,... more

Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert wasn't in a cheery mood Wednesday. Maybe he was just being brutally honest. Colbert had few positive things to say about a team that finished 8-8 and missed the playoffs for the first time since... more

Dom Capers has become the biggest scapegoat for the Green Bay Packers' playoff loss in the minds of many fans. Coach Mike McCarthy was not happy to answer questions surrounding his defensive coordinator's status. Outside linebackers coach Kevin... more

The Carolina Panthers will be $15 million over the 2013 salary cap, The Charlotte Observer reported . That may be why new general manager Dave Gettleman preached frugality Tuesday -- to temper expectations. The overall message: "You get in trouble... more

Round 2: Cliff Avril vs. Detroit Lions The defensive end held out last offseason as a restricted free agent. He wanted a lucrative long-term deal, but the Lions topped out at three years and $30 million. Avril decided to gamble on himself and... more

Newly-hired Chiefs coach Andy Reid said he will keep the 3-4 defensive system already installed in Kansas City. "There's been time invested in the 3-4 here," Reid said, via The Kansas City Star. "The 3-4 gives you some flexibility. I've run both. I've... more

NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith said the players' union is looking into the certification of fields around the NFL to ensure the safety of the surfaces. Lombardi: Adding insult to injury Michael Lombardi says the Redskins must improve FedEx... more

The Seattle Seahawks blitzed on the final two snaps of their divisional-round playoff loss in Atlanta before the Falcons kicked the game-winning field goal. Neither blitzer got home, and quarterback Matt Ryan moved Atlanta into field-goal range with... more

Richard Sherman, apparently, hasn't liked Tom Brady since he was 13 years old. Now that's dedication. Seattle Times columnist Jerry Brewer wrote an intriguing profile on the Seattle Seahawks cornerback, his Compton, Calif. roots and that tendency to... more

Could San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman be headed to Jacksonville once his team's playoff run ends? It's a possibility, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport said Sunday on "NFL GameDay Morning." New Jaguars general manager David Caldwell, who's... more

Charles Woodson had the perfect explanation for what went wrong with the Green Bay Packers' defense against San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. "We couldn't stop him," Woodson said after Saturday's divisional playoff loss , via the... more

Peyton Manning and Ray Lewis spent the week praising each other's NFL legacy. That's to be expected from the two future Hall of Famers. The mutual respect wasn't all show, for those with doubts. Manning waited an hour and a half with his family... more

Joe Flacco did his 50 Cent-thing during the 38-35 double-overtime win Saturday over the Denver Broncos -- he got money . The question has followed the Baltimore Ravens quarterback all year: How much is the free-agent-to-be worth? Flacco's... more

Ray Lewis might not have the same physical impact on a football game as he once did, but there's little doubt his words do. The retiring, future Hall of Fame linebacker, known as the "General" amongst teammates, had something to say to Baltimore Ravens... more

No football team wants to be considered finesse, but that's how the Green Bay Packers have been labeled in comparison to the San Francisco 49ers. One assistant coach told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Bob McGinn that they're sick of hearing about the... more

The Jacksonville Jaguars are interested in Atlanta Falcons special teams coordinator Keith Armstrong, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported. New general manager David Caldwell has been urged to consider Armstrong for the Jags opening by Falcons general manager... more

The New York Jets have plans to interview Stanford offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton for the same position, CBS Sports' Bruce Feldman reported Saturday. Sources said the two parties will meet Monday or Tuesday . Feldman noted Hamilton is also in the... more

Russell Wilson doesn't want to see Darrell Bevell go. Russell Wilson The Seattle Seahawks quarterback has turned into a rookie of the year candidate under the direction of the offensive coordinator. Bevell, however, is a candidate for the... more

The New England Patriots, under coach Bill Belichick, are 10-0 in the playoffs when they have fewer turnovers than the opponent. They're .500 otherwise. Tom Brady So, what do you think Belichick emphasized this week? Apparently he had footballs... more

The Jacksonville Jaguars will interview defensive coordinator and assistant head coach Mel Tucker for the team's head-coaching vacancy, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported Saturday. Tucker filled in as interim coach in 2011 after Jack Del Rio was fired. New... more

Rob Ryan said he'd be out of work for "like five minutes" after the Dallas Cowboys fired him Tuesday . It has been a little more than that, but Ryan already might have a new gig. "Might" being the key word. Sources told New York Post reporter... more

The San Francisco 49ers could have two kickers active when they play the Green Bay Packers on Friday . A league source told CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora both David Akers and Billy Cundiff could be active, since Cundiff wasn't released Friday. Akers... more

The San Francisco 49ers upgraded defensive end Justin Smith to probable Friday. Coach Jim Harbaugh had already said he expected Smith to play . Smith missed the last two weeks of the regular season with a partially torn left triceps tendon. The tendon... more

Washington Redskins tackle Trent Williams told Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman, "I'm gonna punch you in yo' (expletive) face," during a postgame dust up last week . Then he used an open hand to shove Sherman in the face. Russell Wilson... more

University of Alabama running back Eddie Lacy declared his intention to apply for entry into the NFL draft Friday, the Mobile Press-Register's Andrew Gribble reported. Lacy ran for 140 yards and two touchdowns in the BCS Championship game as the Crimson... more

The Hogettes are done. The cross-dressing, fake snout-wearing Redskins fans have called it quits after 30 years. This message was posted on hogettes.org: Robert Griffin III "After 30 seasons, the Hogettes® are hanging up our pig snouts &... more

The interview schedule is getting a little busy in San Diego. Former Bears coach Lovie Smith was en route in the morning for a Friday interview. Now former Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt is scheduled for a Saturday session, sources told NFL.com's... more

New York Jets special teams coordinator Mike Westhoff is always entertaining. So you know he's got some good stuff when the topic shifts to Tim Tebow. "It was a mess," Westhoff said on WQAM-AM, via the New York Daily News. "It was an absolute mess.... more

Former Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith will interview with the San Diego Chargers on Friday. Sources told NFL.com's Ian Rapoport that Smith was at O'Hare Airport in Chicago waiting at a gate with a flight to San Diego. (First off, props to Rapoport... more

Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh has settled a civil lawsuit for $130,000 , the Detroit Free Press reported. Suh crashed his 1970 Chevrolet Coupe into a light pole, drinking fountain and tree on Dec. 3, 2011 in Oregon, called 911 and was not... more

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb returned to practice on a limited basis Thursday, and coach Mike McCarthy expects him to play Saturday against the San Francisco 49ers . An illness kept Cobb from practice Wednesday. "Important for... more

The San Francisco 49ers plan to play defensive end Justin Smith against the Green Bay Packers on Saturday night, despite a partially torn left triceps tendon. Smith will wear a brace and wants to play, but should he be allowed? The injury to Washington... more

The Detroit Lions are getting around to something they should have focused on last offseason -- a running back. General manager Martin Mayhew recently admitted it was a mistake not having a backup plan for the concussed Jahvid Best, who was never... more

The New York Jets are scheduled to interview former Chicago Bears general manager Jerry Angelo and Pittsburgh Steelers director of football and business administration Omar Khan on Thursday, sources told New York Daily News reporter Manish Mehta .... more

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones pointed to early season losses to the Seattle Seahawks and Chicago Bears when he explained the decision to fire defensive coordinator Rob Ryan. "I didn't like the way we were playing in a lot of cases," Jones said in a... more

The Philadelphia Eagles interviewed Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly on Tuesday for their head-coaching position, a source briefed on the interview told NFL.com's Albert Breer . Kelly's interview came one day after Notre Dame's loss in the BCS National... more

Dallas Cowboys linebacker DeMarcus Ware told ESPNDallas.com that he's scheduled to have shoulder surgery Thursday. Ware played most of the season with a torn labrum that caused his right shoulder to pop in and out of the joint. He told... more

Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians has been released from an Indianapolis hospital, and he plans to rest for a few days before starting interviews for open head-coaching positions with NFL teams, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday . No... more

The Detroit Lions and Philadelphia Eagles received a lot of press in 2011 for their use of the "Wide-9" defense that lines defensive ends outside of the tight end's shoulders. The attention disappeared as the two teams were a combined 8-24 and ranked... more

Brooks: Top QB draft prospects How does the quarterback class shape up for the 2013 NFL Draft? Bucky Brooks ranks his top five senior prospects. More ... Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson was one of the most dynamic players in college... more

Ben Roethlisberger has nothing but glowing remarks about Bruce Arians, who served as the Pittsburgh Steelers' offensive coordinator for five years. The Steelers quarterback told the Chicago Tribune's Brad Biggs that Arians, now the Indianapolis... more

New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis said the organization won't blame the team's disappointing 7-9 season on penalties associated with the team's bounty scandal. Still, don't expect to see wholesale changes coming to the Saints in 2013.... more

While the NFL community focused on Robert Griffin III's knee surgery , Jake Locker quietly is scheduled to go under the knife , The Tennessean's Jim Wyatt reported Wednesday. The Tennessee Titans quarterback missed five games, but he finished the... more

Darnell Dockett wasn't the only person to start stuff on Twitter within the last 24 hours. The Dallas Cowboys sent out a now-deleted tweet after someone mentioned Major League Baseball pitchers and catchers report in six weeks. "@DallasCowboys... more

Adrian Peterson, Peyton Manning, Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady are the four MVP leaders in the proverbial clubhouse. Detroit Lions wide receiver Nate Burleson says his teammate has been left out of the discussion. Calvin Johnson broke Jerry Rice's... more

Detroit Lions receiver Nate Burleson made an appearance on "NFL AM' on Tuesday morning and defended teammate Titus Young. The second-year professional was sent home during minicamp and again during the season for behavioral problems . Burleson said Young... more

Orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews admitted he was worried about Robert Griffin III's knee before the NFC Wild Card game . He added that RG3 originally went back into the game when first injured Dec. 9 without his approval. Redskins coach Mike... more

Whispers of a new logo for the Miami Dolphins have swirled through Miami for months. The rumor has been confirmed. Predictions for Super Bowl XLVII Who will lift the Lombardi Trophy on Feb. 3 in New Orleans? NFL.com and NFL Network analyts make... more

Trolling for dates via Twitter has more risk than reward for professional athletes. Well, there's enough risk that the practice becomes a pretty bad idea. If they're concerned with privacy, that is. Take a look at photos from the 2013 BCS National... more

The Miami Dolphins traded cornerback Vontae Davis to the Indianapolis Colts in August for a second-round draft pick and a conditional sixth-round selection. The condition was that Davis play 65 percent of the Colts' regular-season snaps , a league source... more

World-renowned orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews is worried about Robert Griffin III's right knee. He has been since the Washington Redskins' rookie quarterback took a nasty hit during a narrow Dec. 9 win over the Baltimore Ravens. "I'm the one... more

Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen will undergo surgery to repair a torn labrum , ESPN Twin Cities reported Saturday. Allen was first placed on the injury list with a shoulder problem Nov. 9, but he played through the pain. Allen said he... more

Apologies to the Cincinnati Bengals, but the Houston Texans were supposed to win Saturday . They went 12-4 and were a popular preseason pick to represent the AFC in the Super Bowl. They beat the Bengals in the wild-card round last season, too. The... more

Syracuse coach Doug Marrone agreed to terms Sunday morning to become the Buffalo Bills' head coach, two sources with knowledge of the process told NFL.com's Ian Rapoport. The team made the deal official Monday morning . The move directly speaks to the... more

The circumstances surrounding the Indianapolis Colts and coach Chuck Pagano transcended the game of football. The relationship between Pagano, the organization and the community developed on a different plane as he was diagnosed with and treated for... more

The Chicago Bears will interview Montreal Alouettes coach Marc Trestman for their head-coaching position, two people informed of the Bears' plans told NFL.com's Ian Rapoport on Saturday. Trestman had 17 years of NFL experience when he took the... more

The Philadelphia Eagles have requested permission to interview Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden for their head-coaching vacancy, a source with knowledge of Gruden's situation told NFL.com's Ian Rapoport on Saturday. That permission has... more

The Carolina Panthers will not join the seven NFL teams that fired their coaches after the season. Ron Rivera will keep his job, the team announced Saturday. Rivera and Panthers owner Jerry Richardson met in the morning , according to The Associated... more

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson sat down with NFL Network analyst Marshall Faulk for an "NFL GameDay Morning" segment that ran Saturday and touched on a variety of subjects, including his disappointment in not breaking Eric Dickerson's NFL... more

NFL Network analyst Michael Lombardi is a known Chip Kelly fan. The University of Oregon coach is one of the most sought-after NFL coaching candidates, but some wonder if his version of the spread-option will work in the league. Lombardi has no... more

The holiday season is not complete until Nick Saban comments on the NFL. The University of Alabama coach will try to win a second consecutive BCS national championship Monday against Notre Dame, but he was asked Saturday if he'd return to the NFL .... more

The Green Bay Packers gave up 199 rushing yards to Adrian Peterson in the regular-season finale and a combined 409 yards in two games this season. The Minnesota Vikings running back should be excited to face that run defense on Saturday night , but... more

The Green Bay Packers are a draft-and-develop program. Most of their top players -- Aaron Rodgers, Greg Jennings, Jordy Nelson, James Jones, Randall Cobb, Jermichael Finley, Josh Sitton, Bryan Bulaga, T.J. Lang, B.J. Raji, Clay Matthews, A.J. Hawk, Morgan... more

Green Bay Packers director of football operations John Dorsey will interview with the New York Jets this weekend, CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reported. The Jets are looking for a general manager after Mike Tannenbaum was fired Monday. Former... more

Steve Sarkisian is staying put. The University of Washington coach has declined interview requests by NFL teams and plans to stay in his current position, sources apprised of Sarkisian's plans told NFL.com's Albert Breer. Sarkisian has publicly... more

The Philadelphia Eagles are ready to make a major push for Oregon coach Chip Kelly. Former Eagles quarterback and NFL Network analyst Donovan McNabb believes that's a mistake. "I would say the next move now is to move to a defensive-minded coach,"... more

Indianapolis Colts general manager Ryan Grigson probably didn't expect he'd have to deal with this so quickly. He, his staff and the coaches were taking over a 2-14 team last year. Success always results in your people being cherry-picked, but after... more

The mutual interest between coach Andy Reid and the Kansas City Chiefs quickly gained steam, and a deal is expected to be reached soon. Some have wondered why Reid would want to go to an organization with an unsettled quarterback situation and an... more

Penn State coach Bill O'Brien interviewed with the Cleveland Browns this week, a source briefed on O'Brien's plans confirmed to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport on Thursday. Mary Kay Cabot of The Plain Dealer first reported the news. The Browns reportedly... more

World-renowned orthopedic surgeon James Andrews believes Adrian Peterson could be even better in 2013. And that's after the Minnesota Vikings running back ran for 2,097 yards -- the second-most in NFL history -- this season after tearing his anterior... more

Tom Coughlin still is worked up nearly one week after the New York Giants were eliminated from playoff contention. His team still might be playing if it showed this type of energy during the season. Harrison: Power Rankings With the 2012 regular... more

Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy learned a lesson from his interview tour last year. He spoke with the Miami Dolphins and Jacksonville Jaguars about their head-coaching jobs before canceling with the Oakland Raiders. McCoy had a... more

The Detroit Lions are in the market for a wide receiver -- through the draft or free agency. We'll wait for the laughter to die down. Lions general manager Martin Mayhew said Wednesday that he will continue to give quarterback Matt Stafford weapons... more

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder was "highly limited" in practice Thursday, coach Leslie Frazier said. The Vikings added Ponder to the injury list Wednesday  after an issue arose with his throwing elbow, ESPN Twin Cities reported.... more

The Green Bay Packers are expecting an extra, um, lively crowd for Saturday's night wild-card game against the NFC North rival Minnesota Vikings. So much so that alcohol sales at Lambeau Field will be cut off at the beginning of the third quarter. The... more

The frozen tundra of Lambeau Field is supposed to provide one of the best home-field advantages in sports, especially in January. Unless you're Michael Vick. Or Eli Manning. Or Daunte Culpepper. Green Bay Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings let out... more

The contract talks between Victor Cruz and the New York Giants went silent down the stretch of the regular season. Apparently there was a reason . "It got tabled for a couple weeks, mainly because of the two sides agreeing to disagree at the same... more

Tim Tebow wasn't allowed to do much ducking and dodging on the field this season, but the media apparently kept him sharp. The New York Jets quarterback was in New Orleans on Wednesday night, watching the University of Florida (his alma mater) play... more

Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew talked with the team's owner and was given no indication that he or coach Jim Schwartz would be fired. "As far as I know, we're going to be back," Mayhew said Wednesday, according to the Detroit Free Press.... more

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant doesn't have any structural damage in his back, test results showed , according to ESPNDallas.com. Bryant was injured during the fourth quarter of the Cowboys' 28-18 loss to the Washington Redskins on Sunday... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Ray Lewis dominated headlines Wednesday with his announced retirement plans . The news especially was relevant in Indianapolis as the Colts prepare to face the Ravens in Sunday's AFC Wild Card Game . Oh, and coach Chuck Pagano was the... more

Green Bay Packers rookie defensive lineman Jerel Worthy is done for the season, coach Mike McCarthy announced Wednesday. Worthy, a second-round draft pick, was carted off the field in Sunday's regular-season finale against the Minnesota Vikings with a... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- There was a point early in the season when Joe Flacco was in the middle of the never-ending is-he or isn't-he elite debate. The Baltimore Ravens jumped out to a 5-1 start, and the offense shifted to a no-huddle, pass-first scheme that... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- There are plenty of concerns for the Indianapolis Colts this week in regard to Sunday's wild-card game against the Baltimore Ravens. The Colts' offensive line is banged up. The Ravens fan base will be eager to heckle their former... more

The Buffalo Bills have asked permission to interview Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported. The Bills fired coach Chan Gailey on Monday. General manager Buddy Nix is safe . McCoy has run the Broncos' offense... more

The Chicago Bears won't be funny with the money, jack. Chairman of the board George McCaskey said cash will not limit the organization during its head-coaching search after Lovie Smith was fired Monday. "Money was never a consideration, and it's... more

Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery tackled a variety of subjects Tuesday, in the wake of missing the playoffs and the firing of coach Lovie Smith. Emery said the final decision on the next coach will be his alone, and he will begin talking to... more

Osi Umenyiora wants to start at defensive end. And he doesn't want to be used only in passing situations. The 10-year NFL veteran knows that's probably not happening with the New York Giants . "I feel fortunate to be able to play 10 years in New... more

Nate Burleson likely will have to take a pay cut to stay with the Detroit Lions . He'll entertain the option. "We'll see what happens," Burleson told the Detroit Free Press. "I talked to the coaches, actually talked to (general manager Martin... more

University of Oregon coach Chip Kelly will receive a lot of attention from NFL teams after a particularly active Black Monday. Of course, he deflected questions about his future during the Fiesta Bowl's media day. Top head-coaching candidates With... more

December

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indianapolis Colts didn't have anything to play for record-wise Sunday . At the same time, it was their most meaningful game of the season. Coach Chuck Pagano returned to the Colts' sideline for the first time since Sept. 23, after... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Houston Texans officially need help. Once the hottest team in the NFL, the Texans have dropped three of four game after Sunday's 28-16 loss to the Indianapolis Colts. The Texans (12-4) back into the playoffs and need... more

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski will return to the field in the regular-season finale , NFL.com's Albert Breer reported Sunday morning, after missing five games because of a broken forearm. Breer reported that Gronkowski has been... more

Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher will not play Sunday against the Detroit Lions, NFL.com's Albert Breer reported. Running back Matt Forte, as he predicted this week , will. Breer also reported backup running back Armando Allen would be out for the... more

Despite initial reports that the Baltimore Ravens would sit him Sunday, running back Ray Rice is active for Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals . NFL.com's Aditi Kinkhabwala is on the scene in Cincinnati and reported that Rice is expected to... more

The Tennessee Titans will not fire coach Mike Munchak, Tennessean columnist David Climer believes. The Titans followed a 9-7 season with a 5-10 record with one game to go this season. Six of those 10 losses were by three touchdowns or more, including... more

The Buffalo Bills could fire both coach Chan Gailey and general manager Buddy Nix, The Buffalo News reported. An executive on another team and a league source told reporter Mark Gaughan they expect a total "house-cleaning." NFL head coach tracker The... more

Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians and Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll should be the leading candidates for NFL Coach of the Year, NFL Network analyst Michael Lombardi said Sunday on "First on the Field." Lombardi: Right way to... more

Victor Cruz seems pretty calm about his contract situation. The New York Giants wide receiver will be a restricted free agent when the season ends and he's eager to sign a contract extension. Cruz said it's all good, though. "No, I'm not... more

Cleveland Browns coach Pat Shurmur and offensive coordinator Brad Childress continue to have rookie quarterback Brandon Weeden's back. Will that matter? Shurmur, Childress and general manager Tom Heckert might be gone after the season if new owner... more

Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid has his eyes on the San Diego Chargers , Pro Football Talk reported, but are those feeling mutual ? NFL.com's Albert Breer reported on "Around the League" on Friday that Reid would ultimately prefer to stay in... more

Ready for your random stat of the day? Only four teams in NFL history have won 10 consecutive games by seven or more points, the Denver Post reported. Peyton Manning has been the quarterback for two of those teams. The list: 2005 Indianapolis... more

The Detroit Lions, like plenty of teams across the NFL, are dealing with plenty of pressure in Week 17. Players, coaches and administrators all are trying to make a final impression. SI.com reported Thursday there has been "tension" between Lions coach... more

The New York Giants will host community members from Newtown, Conn. , at Sunday's regular-season finale against the Philadelphia Eagles , the team announced Friday. The Giants will bus in Sandy Hook Elementary students, parents, teachers and... more

The Chicago Bears have posted three 11-plus-win seasons and one Super Bowl appearance under coach Lovie Smith. They've also struggled to find an offensive identity throughout his nine-year stint and could miss the playoffs this season after a 7-1 start.... more

Dwight Freeney is in the final year of a six-year, $72 million contract with the Indianapolis Colts. He's a seven-time Pro Bowl pick and the franchise leader with 106.5 career sacks. Darlington: Colts living a fairy tale The Indianapolis Colts' season... more

In a move that leaves fantasy owners around the world cursing, the Jacksonville Jaguars placed Maurice Jones-Drew on injured reserve Friday. A move that could have been done months ago. Jones-Drew suffered a left foot injury in October, but the Jaguars... more

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman was confident that his suspension for a failed drug test would be lifted, he said Friday during an appearance on "NFL AM." "Yeah, of course I thought I was going to win," Sherman said on the NFL Network show.... more

New York Jets tight end Dustin Keller is not interested in the franchise tag when his rookie contract expires after this season. The five-year NFL veteran missed seven games this season with hamstring and ankle injuries. "I don't want to be... more

Oakland Raiders coach Dennis Allen is scheduled to pick a starting quarterback for this weekend's season finale against the San Diego Chargers after Friday's practice. Matt Leinart desperately wants to be that guy. "I still feel I have a lot to prove... more

The New York Giants fell apart down the stretch, with three losses in their last four games after blowing out the Green Bay Packers by 28 points in Week 12. The defending Super Bowl champions were outscored 67-14 in the last two games and now have the... more

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has been fined $21,000 by the NFL for abusive conduct toward a game official, NFL.com's Albert Breer reported Thursday, citing a source briefed on the fine. Schein: NFL's biggest 'Scrooges' Adam Schein lists... more

The Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings will play each other for the second time this month Sunday. A playoff spot will be on the line for the Vikings. The NFL schedules division games across the league in Week 17 in hopes of producing more... more

The NFL fined Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed $55,000 for his illegal hit on New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz, Fox Sports insider and NFL Network contributor Jay Glazer reported Thursday. NFL.com's Albert Breer, via a source briefed on the... more

Ed Reed said he's not thinking about the future and the fact that his six-year, $44 million contract will expire at the end of the season. The Baltimore Ravens safety was voted to his ninth Pro Bowl this week and is more concerned with the upcoming... more

It was all good just a month ago in Houston. The Texans were 10-1 and living up to many preseason picks to represent the AFC in the Super Bowl. That was before they lost two of three games, including blowouts to the New England Patriots and Minnesota... more

Martellus Bennett might be willing to take less money to remain a New York Giant. The tight end signed a one-year, $2.5 million contract during the offseason after four sub-par years with the Dallas Cowboys. "I could sit here and tell you I would, but... more

The Pro Bowl selection process obviously is an imperfect science. Some who clearly deserve it, like Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman, are left off the roster. Others are voted in because of name recognition and past performances. It is what... more

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman has won the biggest Pro Bowl snub award this season, but it doesn't sound like he cares. "It don't mean nothing," Sherman told The Associated Press on Wednesday, shortly before the 2013 Pro Bowl rosters... more

During a year when rookies played at a high level across the NFL, Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III was the lone non-specialist first-year pro to make the Pro Bowl team . Minnesota Vikings rookie kicker Blair Walsh did make the team.... more

Jason Babin had some harsh words about the Philadelphia Eagles during his media session Wednesday. The Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end was released by the Eagles in November, less than one year after he racked up 18 sacks. "They don't have... more

Tell me if you've heard this one before: An NFL player has called the Detroit Lions "dirty." Shocking, right? Calvin Johnson This time, it's Chicago Bears defensive tackle Henry Melton taking a shot. "They're dirty. They've always been a... more

The Oakland Raiders will start a quarterback not named Carson Palmer for the first time in 2012 this week. The question remains: Who? Matt Leinart and Terrelle Pryor split first-team reps in practice Wednesday , the Contra Costa Times reported. Both... more

Warren Sapp, the former NFL great and current NFL Network analyst, hasn't been shy about criticizing Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh. Suh has said Suh doesn't have awareness and is wasting talent. Suh said he's baffled as to why Sapp... more

Several NFL teams still are battling for playoff seeding, so there won't be much resting of players on Sunday. The Indianapolis Colts are one of the few teams locked into a playoff seed (No. 5), but they still plan to play to win  against the Houston... more

The Indianapolis Colts' magical season will continue for at least two more games. Rookie quarterback Andrew Luck capped his seventh game-winning drive in the fourth quarter or overtime with a 7-yard touchdown pass to Reggie Wayne, and the Colts... more

Have the Green Bay Packers regained their Super Bowl form, or are the Tennessee Titans spectacularly bad? A little from Column A, a little from Column B. The Packers rolled to a 55-7 victory as everything worked for Green Bay inside Lambeau... more

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb left Sunday's 55-7 blowout win over the Tennesee Titans in the third quarter with an ankle injury and did not return. Cobb, who has developed into the Packers' version of Percy Harvin, was injured after... more

Andrew Luck officially is the most prolific rookie passer in NFL history. The Indianapolis Colts quarterback broke Cam Newton's rookie passing yards record late in the second quarter of Sunday's 20-13 win over the Kansas City Chiefs with a 23-yard... more

Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson left Sunday's game against the Green Bay Packers with a right ankle injury, but he returned in the second quarter . Johnson took a handoff late in the first quarter and tried to bounce it around the left... more

Now this could be fun. Contrary to early reports, Tim Tebow is active as the New York Jets carry three quarterbacks in a game for the first time all season. Greg McElroy will make his first NFL start Sunday against the San Diego Chargers after... more

Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz received a contract extension before the 2012 season began, but details of that deal never emerged. Until now. ESPN reported the extension runs through 2015, per the Detroit Free Press . What does that mean? That... more

Jay Cutler and Brandon Marshall were supposed to be the answer to this. The Chicago Bears have had some spectacular defenses in the 2000s, only to be handcuffed by problematic offenses. That seemed to be a thing of the past this season as the Bears... more

Calvin Johnson now holds the NFL record for the most receiving yards in a single season. Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz believes this is just the beginning. "There's great players that have come before us, there's great players in this franchise,"... more

All eyes will be on Adrian Peterson and his pursuit of 2,000 yards on Sunday against the Houston Texans. That includes all 11 Houston defenders on the field. The Texans own the NFL's No. 5 ranked run defense and would surely rather take their chances... more

Joe Flacco hasn't exactly lit the world on fire like he expected to in 2012. The Baltimore Ravens quarterback proclaimed the price tag would only go up the longer he remained unsigned during his contract year. Flacco didn't step into that Tom... more

Part of the New York Giants' problem in 2012 has been the average play of the defensive line. The defense is based on that front four having the advantage on a weekly basis, but that hasn't been the case for two-time Pro Bowler Justin Tuck. Tuck has... more

Atlanta Falcons safety Chris Hope was fined $30,000 by the NFL this week for his helmet-to-helmet hit on New York Giants receiver Victor Cruz. Hope was flagged for unnecessary roughness on the play during the third quarter of Sunday's 34-0 Falcons win .... more

The Houston Texans will hold a silent action during Sunday's game against the Minnesota Vikings, with proceeds going to families of the victims of the school shooting in Newtown, Conn. Texans owner Tom McNair and the Houston Texans Foundation will match... more

Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy told reporters Friday he has benched five-time Pro Bowl center Jeff Saturday. Saturday signed with the Packers in March, after Scott Wells signed with the St. Louis Rams. Saturday started all 14 games at center... more

The New York Jets found a new way to discover diamonds in the rough -- YouTube. The organization worked out 27-year-old Norwegian Havard Rugland this week after seeing a YouTube video of him kicking field goals and other trick kicks. Former NFL kicker... more

The Atlanta Falcons have stormed through the regular season with a 12-2 record and can lock up a first-round playoff bye Sunday with a win over the Detroit Lions. That seems like an easy enough task, but the dirty birds do have a significant hurdle.... more

Most people would love a contract extension from their employer. Then again, most people don't work for the New York Jets. A source told Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News on Friday that Jets defensive coordinator Mike Pettine has turned down an... more

With Mark Sanchez benched, Greg McElroy promoted and Tim Tebow hovering in his own personal purgatory, the New York Jets' quarterback situation is anything but solidified for 2013. Many assume Sanchez will be gone after a horrendous 2012 in which he... more

The Minnesota Vikings and coach Leslie Frazier continually have said Percy Harvin's placement on season-ending injured reserve was purely due to the ankle injury that hadn't healed as expected. As is often the case with Harvin, the story isn't quite so... more

Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley didn't take Ben Roethlisberger's recent criticism personally, he told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Thursday. Rapoport: Steelers still kicking Though they're certainly against the ropes after a... more

Dallas Cowboys linebacker DeMarcus Ware has been fined $15,750 by the NFL for his hit on Ben Roethlisberger last week, ESPNDallas.com reported Thursday, citing a source. Ware smacked the Pittsburgh Steelers' star quarterback in the back of the head... more

The Minnesota Vikings will be fighting for a playoff spot when they travel to Houston this weekend . The Houston Texans can lock up a first-round bye with a win. Playoff implications are interesting and all, but the real treat will be the head-to-head... more

As Andy Reid's fall from Philly grace likely nears its conclusion, Eagles running back LeSean McCoy is sticking up for the only coach he's had as a professional. "If you sat here and tried to name five to eight coaches that's better than coach Reid, I... more

Greg McElroy didn't downplay his excitement about being a starting NFL quarterback -- however short it might be. This has been a goal of his since he was a little kid wearing a Troy Aikman jersey. "This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity," McElory said... more

Scott Pioli and Romeo Crennel remain employed by the Kansas City Chiefs and haven't been told otherwise. A Chiefs spokesman told NFL.com's Albert Breer on Wednesday that neither the general manager nor the coach have been informed they will be fired... more

Robert Griffin III has been fined for what he wore after a game he didn't even finish. That seems to be the literal definition of "adding insult to injury." The NFL fined the Washington Redskins' rookie quarterback $10,000 for wearing an Adidas... more

Greg Jennings keeps being asked about re-signing with the Green Bay Packers as an unrestricted free agent after the season. He keeps answering honestly. The Packers' two-time Pro Bowl wide receiver told reporters Wednesday he understands these could be... more

Darlington: Tebow's career ending? What's the future hold for Tim Tebow? The possibility exists that he's done as a QB, Jeff Darlington writes. More ... Tim Tebow continues to publicly say the right things despite being passed by Greg McElroy on... more

The Green Bay Packers can't keep a healthy running back. Alex Green missed practice Wednesday due to concussion symptoms, the team reported . Rapoport: Week 16 game rankings What's the best game on the Week 16 slate? The worst? Ian Rapoport provides... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Andrew Luck refuses to admit opponents' pass rush has had an effect on his game. Check out the best photos from the Week 15 matchup between the Colts and Texans. He's been sacked 37 times, the fourth most in the NFL, despite mobility... more

The New York Jets have announced that quarterback Mark Sanchez will be benched this week against the San Diego Chargers. Greg McElroy, not Tim Tebow, will start. The Jets sent out the following tweet : "#EA Greg McElroy has been named the Jets... more

The Indianapolis Colts continue to plan for coach Chuck Pagano to return to the team after months of leukemia treatment. The organization hopes Pagano can be back for the Dec. 30 season-finale against the Houston Texans. "(It's) still up in the air,"... more

The Dallas Cowboys will no longer permit Josh Brent to be on the sidelines during games while he's on the reserve/non-football illness list, Cowboys sources told NFL.com's Ian Rapoport on Tuesday. Brent, who faces an intoxication manslaughter charge in... more

We've seen this before in Green Bay. A veteran player in a contract year wants to stay with the Packers, but there's little negotiation. Cullen Jenkins eventually left for Philadelphia. Scott Wells was signed by St. Louis. Greg Jennings has watched this... more

Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy has been cleared by an independent doctor and can return to game action, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported Monday. "There's a chance he ends up playing for us this week," coach Andy Reid said during his... more

Charles Woodson seemed to be on pace to play against the Chicago Bears, but team doctor Pat McKenzie found something he didn't like with Woodson's broken collarbone. There is still no set date for his return , the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported.... more

The New York Jets' defensive players don't have a whole lot of faith in the offense . Why would they? The Jets lost 14-10 to the Tennessee Titans on "Monday Night Football" as they turned the ball over five times, including four interceptions and a... more

J.J. Watt put together another highlight-reel performance Sunday in the Houston Texans' 29-17 victory over the Indianapolis Colts. The Texans defensive end was unblockable and again made a case to be named NFL Defensive Player of the Year. The... more

If you thought Roddy White wouldn't play in Sunday's game against the New York Giants just because he didn't practice this week, you must not be paying attention . The Atlanta Falcons wide receiver hasn't missed a single game during his eight-year... more

Don't expect the Washington Redskins to scrap their offense in Sunday's game against the Cleveland Browns with quarterback Robert Griffin III sidelined with a knee injury . NFL Network analyst Michael Lombardi reported the Redskins will run the same... more

The Washington Redskins already announced that Robert Griffin III wouldn't start Sunday against the Cleveland Browns, but he won't be available at all . Rapoport: Week 15 game rankings What's the best game on the Week 15 slate? The worst? Ian... more

The Washington Redskins are in must-win mode as they try to chase down a playoff spot. They'll kick off Sunday with rookie quarterback Kirk Cousins making his first career start against the Cleveland Browns. Harrison: Week 15 predictions It's hard... more

For an 11-2 team, the Atlanta Falcons don't get much love. Sure, they have the NFL's No. 8 scoring offense and the No. 4 pass offense, but the defense has allowed teams to rack up 361.9 yards per game. NFL analyst Michael Lombardi said Sunday on... more

NFL Network analyst Michael Lombardi expects an immediate improvement from the Baltimore Ravens after changing offensive coordinators. He predicted on "First on the Field" that quarterback Joe Flacco would have his best day against the Denver Broncos.... more

Check out the best photos of Broncos vs. Ravens matchups through the years. Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs will play against the Denver Broncos barring a late setback, a team source told NFL.com's Ian Rapoport. Suggs tore his right biceps... more

There's nothing at stake except jobs, reputations and draft positions when the Detroit Lions and Arizona Cardinals meet at University of Phoenix Stadium. But it should provide one of the most intriguing individual matchups of the regular season.... more

Some laughed at the insinuation that Peyton Manning should be in the running for Coach of the Year , but the future Hall of Famer has been much more than just a quarterback for the Denver Broncos. He has the Broncos at 10-3 and angling for a... more

Things have fallen apart between Darnell Dockett and the Arizona Cardinals. The defensive lineman was recently fined $200,000 for conduct detrimental to the team after he argued with teammate Kerry Rhodes and defensive coordinator Roy Horton during a... more

Steven Jackson has an option to void the final year of his contract with the St. Louis Rams. That would be the 2013 season, when he's due $7 million. Lombardi: Don't expand playoffs Roger Goodell says the NFL is pondering postseason expansion. Michael... more

Greg Jennings knows time is running out for him to make an impression. His contract with the Green Bay Packers expires after the season, and he has missed eight games because of injury. He has three regular-season games left to show his stuff to... more

The Indianapolis Colts will be without two starters on the offensive line for Sunday's game against the Houston Texans. The Indianapolis Star's Phil Richards reported that center Samson Satele and right tackle Winston Justice will not travel with... more

Every NFL player has access to an NFL Players Association program that provides rides to and from establishments where alcohol may be consumed. They can use the "Player Transportation Link" for dinner with the wife or to a ballgame with friends -- even... more

Reggie Bush will be a free agent after the 2012 season. The Miami Dolphins have not tried to re-sign their best-known player, and Bush is preparing for life post-Miami. Harrison: Week 15 predictions It's hard to imagine a more enticing slate of games... more

Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Scott Linehan believes in Matthew Stafford. A lot. I mean, a whole lot ... "I don't know where Peyton (Manning) was after four years exactly, but I think that Matt's definitely on track to be one of the best... more

Victor Cruz said this is right where the New York Giants want to be -- in a tight race for their playoff lives. Forget the strategy of rolling through the regular season and getting that first-round bye. The Giants prefer the grimy way. "We have a... more

The Detroit Lions no longer are playing for a playoff spot. They know this. Jeremiah: NFL record-chasers Three of the NFL's marquee, single-season records are in danger of being broken. Daniel Jeremiah examines them all. More ... So what's the... more

Chris Kluwe has been on a mission to get Ray Guy into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. It's a legitimate cause, considering Guy is the best punter in NFL history. His exclusion basically says the position isn't important to the game. Kluwe was fined... more

Be careful when you get into the ring with Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher because the man knows how to counterpunch. Green Bay Packers tight end Jermichael Finley said Wednesday the Bears are better without the middle linebacker . Urlacher... more

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White missed his second straight practice Wednesday  because of a knee injury, and coach Mike Smith isn't sure if the eighth-year pro will play Sunday against the New York Giants. "Roddy felt much better today... more

Greg Jennings didn't wait to be asked about the back and forth banter that has previewed the Green Bay Packers-Chicago Bears showdown this weekend . He jumped right in as reporters gathered around his Lambeau Field locker room. "I think (Brandon... more

New Orleans Saints interim coach Joe Vitt denied former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams' claim that he refused to end the bounty program. The Associated Press received transcripts of Williams' testimony during the appeals process of the four... more

We knew this was coming. There was no way the Chicago Bears wouldn't respond to Green Bay Packers tight end Jermichael Finley saying they're better off without Brian Urlacher. The mic is all yours, Lance Briggs. "He's an idiot," Briggs said... more

New York Giants running back David Wilson put on a show last week with a franchise-record 327 all-purpose yards and three touchdowns in a win over the New Orleans Saints. However, there was one thing Giants defensive end Justin Tuck didn't like -- the... more

Mike Wallace was bound to experience some backlash from his preseason holdout. The wide receiver hasn't exactly been thrilled with Todd Haley's new offense and the Pittsburgh Steelers' emphasis on shorter routes and quick passes. Wallace has tried to... more

Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh has needed to respond to anonymous sources criticizing him all season long. His latest response came Wednesday after a Yahoo! Sports story quoted an unnamed teammate  saying Suh doesn't know what it takes to... more

The Washington Redskins have done a fine job with their disinformation project this week. Darlington: QB class for the ages Andrew Luck and RG3 head a rookie QB class likely to go down as one of the best in history, Jeff Darlington says. More ...... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Can an interim coach be named NFL Coach of the Year? He should be. Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians was thrust into what seemed like an impossible situation when first-year coach Chuck Pagano was diagnosed with... more

The Chicago Bears will be without middle linebacker Brian Urlacher in Sunday's game against the Green Bay Packers. Packers tight end Jermichael Finley believes that will help the Bears. Check out the best photos of Packers vs. Bears matchups through... more

Brandon Marshall had a tell-em-why-you're-mad-son moment Wednesday during his news conference at the Chicago Bears' practice facility. The wide receiver brought a miniature Charlie Brown-style Christmas tree to the podium before ripping the Green Bay... more

The Green Bay Packers will play the Chicago Bears this week without safety Charles Woodson, who already has missed six games because of a broken collarbone. Packers coach Mike McCarthy made the announcement during his news conference Wednesday. Check... more

Michael Vick and LeSean McCoy were back at practice Tuesday after passing their concussion tests the previous day , but their availability for Thursday night's game against the Cincinnati Bengals remains uncertain. Philadelphia Inquirer reporter... more

Pierre Garcon had a slip of the tongue when discussing the Washington Redskins' quarterback situation Tuesday morning. He may have broken some news , the Washington Times reported. Kirk Cousins "Now we have a little bit tougher task; we have... more

Dez Bryant will make the decision whether or not to have season-ending surgery , Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Tuesday. The receiver has a fractured left index finger that could require surgery. "Dez will be the ultimate decision-maker as to... more

Jerry Brown and Josh Brent were among several Dallas Cowboys at the club Privae the night Brown was killed in an auto accident, a source told USA Today . Brown was riding with Brent when he hit a curb and flipped his car after they left. The accident took... more

Don't expect the Buffalo Bills to continue their two-man rushing attack with Fred Jackson done for the season with a Grade 2 medial collateral ligament sprain. C.J. Spiller will shoulder most of the load instead of Tashard Choice getting more... more

The New England Patriots dusted off Donte' Stallworth this week when they signed the wide receiver to replace the injured Julian Edelman, who is out for the rest of the season. Stallworth was cut by the Patriots in August and never caught on with... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson had put his early season funk behind him. Or so it seemed. CJ2K averaged 15 rushing yards during the first three weeks of the season, then 112 in his next eight games. The Houston Texans... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Cory Redding struggled through his postgame interviews after his Indianapolis Colts beat the Tennessee Titans 27-23. The Colts trailed 20-7 at halftime, and the captain spoke up -- and lost his voice in the process. Check out the best... more

Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha left Sunday's game in the first half after a mid-air collision with Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Dallas Clark. The Eagles initially called Asomugha's return questionable, but he came back in the beginning... more

The Philadelphia Eagles have been struck by another concussion. Tight end Brent Celek joins Michael Vick and LeSean McCoy on the concussed list. Celek left Sunday's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the first quarter and will not return.... more

The hamstring tear that has sidelined Brian Urlacher could end the Chicago Bears linebacker's NFL career, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Sunday. Urlacher has a Grade 2 hamstring tear that typically keeps players out 3 to 6 weeks, according to Schefter .... more

An appeals ruling on the players involved in the New Orleans Saints bounty case could come as soon as Monday or Tuesday, NFL.com's Albert Breer reports. Sources close to the involved players said former commissioner Paul Tagliabue could make an... more

Ron Zook was in shock after learning of the tragic incident involving his former Illinois players, Josh Brent and Jerry Brown Jr. Brown was killed in an auto accident early Saturday morning when Brent hit a curb and flipped his car, and Brent was... more

The plan to discuss changes or the elimination of the kickoff aren't going away. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell recently told TIME magazine he would consider taking kickoffs out of the game . "Whenever anything comes out of the Commissioner's office, I... more

The Cincinnati Bengals will hold a moment of silence before Sunday's game against the Cowboys to honor Dallas linebacker Jerry Brown Jr., NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported. Bengals officials discussed the wording with the Cowboys and agreed on saying the... more

It wasn't long ago when Brandon Jacobs at least tried to be a good soldier and deflected all questions about his playing time to San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh. Harrison: Week 14 predictions There's plenty of intrigue on the Week 14 slate,... more

Wes Welker is on the verge of history. The New England Patriots wide receiver is eight catches shy of 100 for the season, which would make him the first player in the NFL to post five 100-catch seasons. Welker would break a tie with Jerry Rice and Marvin... more

The Houston Texans look for respect in New England on Monday night . The New York Giants try to hold onto the NFC East lead against the New Orleans Saints. The Carolina Panthers want revenge against the Atlanta Falcons. Ho-hum ... Here are your Week... more

The Green Bay Packers have been burned by injuries on the field throughout 2012. The list of ailing players is depressing: Desmond Bishop, Bryan Bulaga, Charles Woodson, Clay Matthews, Cedric Benson, Greg Jennings, Jordy Nelson, D.J. Smith, Sam Shields,... more

Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs was limited in practice Thursday and Friday and officially listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Washington Redskins. Jeremiah: Best Week 14 matchups Can the Lions' Matthew Stafford out-duel... more

Stevie Johnson practiced Friday, but the Buffalo Bills listed the wide receiver as questionable for Sunday's game against the St. Louis Rams. Johnson injured his hamstring against the Jacksonville Jaguars last week and couldn't practice Wednesday.... more

Buh-bye, T.O. Gbajabiamila: Concussion quandary Akbar Gbajabiamila gives an insider's account of the tension players face between staying safe and performing well. More ... See ya later, Ochocinco. Take it easy, Keyshawn Johnson. Holla,... more

Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier has his "fingers crossed" that Percy Harvin will not need surgery. The star wide receiver abruptly was declared out for the season Wednesday with an ankle injury. Frazier denied that anything beyond the injury... more

You might want to sit down for this one. The news is quite shocking. Harrison: Week 14 predictions There's plenty of intrigue on the Week 14 slate, including an epic Monday nighter. Elliot Harrison provides his weekly picks. More ... Oakland... more

The Houston Texans have rolled through the regular season and are one of two one-loss teams in the NFL. Still, many don't consider them the AFC favorites. The New England Patriots and Denver Broncos are getting a lot of that love. Brooks: The... more

Kasandra Perkins was the girlfriend of Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher who was slain Saturday before Belcher took his own life at the team facilities. The family spoke this week, issuing the following statement. "We appreciate all of the... more

Fourteen weeks into the NFL season, the Pittsburgh Steelers still are struggling with Todd Haley's offense. Much was made of how the switch affected quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who called Haley's system dink and dunk . It's wide receiver Mike... more

Reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year Terrell Suggs recently was ordered to turn in several firearms in conjunction with a domestic case, The Baltimore Sun reported Thursday. Suggs' girlfriend, Candace Williams, filed a court order in Baltimore... more

Peyton Hillis did not take Joe Thomas' recent criticism lightly. The Kansas City Chiefs running back responded to his former teammate Thursday and started by comparing the Cleveland Browns left tackle to a "crazy ex-girlfriend."                  ... more

Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy might be targeting a Week 15 return for safety Charles Woodson and linebacker Clay Matthews. Woodson (collarbone) was limited in his two practices this week, including a padded session Thursday. McCarthy wanted... more

The Minnesota Vikings placed star wide receiver Percy Harvin on injured reserve Wednesday, ending his season with an ankle injury that he suffered Nov. 4 . The odd part is Vikings coach Leslie Frazier believed Harvin had a chance to play this week.... more

Matt Ryan was a MVP candidate through the first half of the season. That seems like an eternity ago. Harrison: Week 14 predictions There's plenty of intrigue on the Week 14 slate, including an epic Monday nighter. Elliot Harrison provides his weekly... more

No grown man wants to be considered soft. Especially those who run into each other at breakneck speeds for a living. Jason Pierre-Paul tried to spin the insult into motivation for the New York Giants' defense. Week 14 Start 'Em, Sit 'Em Young... more

The Oakland Raiders put Pro Football Weekly publisher Hub Arkush on blast Wednesday. This was a bad-mouth-you-in-front-of-your-momma-type attack. Arkush told WSCR-AM in Chicago that the Raiders had begun talks with Jon Gruden about returning as... more

There was a regular theory being passed around the Green Bay Packers' facility the last several years regarding the run game. The team didn't need a dominant ball carrier, a 100-yard rusher, on Sundays. The Packers are a pass-first team, and the company... more

It took a couple of days for New York Jets coach Rex Ryan to name Mark Sanchez his starting quarterback this week against the Jacksonville Jaguars. There was a method to the madness , according to Sanchez. Darlington: Poor planning dooms Jets... more

The Arizona Cardinals will make a quarterback change this week. Again. Harrison: Week 14 Power Rankings Entering the final quarter of the regular season, there's still plenty of movement in Elliot Harrison 's NFL pecking order. More ... John... more

A Pro Football Hall of Fame representative joined Robert Griffin III during his Wednesday news conference, aired on ESPN, to make an announcement to the media. Robert Griffin III The representative held RG3's jersey and shoes from Monday night's... more

New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin made a bold statement Tuesday that really wasn't that bold. "We have to win literally every one of our games," Coughlin said, the Star-Ledger's Jenny Vrentas reported. "That's how I look at it." That's how the... more

That whole MVP thing was great and all, but Aaron Rodgers said he would give it back with the quickness. The Green Bay Packers quarterback followed a Super Bowl winning season with a MVP award. He certainly has a preference. Harrison: Week 14 Power... more

Detroit Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley had a misdemeanor possession marijuana, charge dismissed in his hometown of Mobile, Ala. on Tuesday. Fairley was stopped by police April 3, the Detroit Free Press reported, and his car was searched after... more

The play was ridiculous in itself. Robert Griffin III burst around the left end on an option and rushed for 12 yards. As the Washington Redskins quarterback went down, New York Giants safety Stevie Brown knocked the ball loose. It took an odd deflection... more

The Pittsburgh Steelers had plans to work out Stanford Routt, the Houston Chronicle's John McClain reported , but the cornerback instead signed a deal with the Houston Texans, according to McClain. The planned workout session with Routt indicated... more

Sometimes you've got to do what you've got to do. Even if you're Jerry Jones. Robert Griffin III The Dallas Cowboys owner found himself in a precarious position Monday night -- in need of a Washington Redskins victory. The New York Giants... more

Mark Sanchez has at least one supporter in his corner after being benched Sunday and then having to watch Greg McElroy lead the New York Jets to a win over the Arizona Cardinals . We're just not sure how much this helps the quarterback's cause. Take a... more

The father of Oakland Raiders coach Dennis Allen has passed away, the team announced Tuesday . Grady Allen, who was 66 years old, played 59 games over five years as a linebacker with the Atlanta Falcons. Dennis Allen flew to Texas after Sunday's... more

DETROIT -- Calvin Johnson certainly was an evil machine in the Indianapolis Colts' opinion Sunday. The man otherwise known as Megatron had a career-high 13 catches for 171 yards and one touchdown during the Detroit Lions' 35-33 loss at Ford Field,... more

DETROIT -- The legend of Andrew Luck continues to grow. The Indianapolis Colts' rookie quarterback had another unimpressive showing for the first 57 minutes of Sunday's game at Ford Field. The Detroit Lions led by 12 points late in the fourth quarter,... more

Kansas City Chiefs owner Clark Hunt let coach Romeo Crennel and the team captains make the decision to play against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday. Hunt told NFL Network's Randy Moss the decision was unanimous. "I decided to leave it up to the team,"... more

NFL Network analyst Michael Lombardi broke down the expected coaching changes in Philadelphia and San Diego on "NFL GameDay Morning." One name was at the top of both lists: Chip Kelly Jeremiah: Plum coaching jobs Before firing season begins, Daniel... more

The New York Jets' comical season has come down to this . All the back and forth about quarterbacks and butt-fumbles was summed up by injured cornerback Darrelle Revis. Brandt: Tebow not an NFL QB Tim Tebow has talent, Gil Brandt says, but if he... more

Welcome back, Greg Jennings. Brooks: Bears or Packers? Chicago and Green Bay both look like Super Bowl contenders. Which one will take the NFC North? Bucky Brooks examines. More ... The two-time Pro Bowl wide receiver will play for the Green... more

The NFL's most vicious rivalry is renewed this week as the Baltimore Ravens host the Pittsburgh Steelers. Ben Roethlisberger is hurt, but the Steelers are fighting for their playoff lives. They can't afford three consecutive losses. These are three of... more

Brett Favre never showed much interest in tutoring younger quarterbacks. Christian Ponder plans to ask anyway. The Minnesota Vikings' second-year quarterback has never talked with Favre, but he'd like to make offseason plans to pick the retired NFL... more

The NFL plans to explore  making all blocks below the waist illegal. You'd expect Houston Texans linebacker Brian Cushing to fully support the rule change after a peel-back block tore his anterior cruciate ligament and ended his season. Jeremiah: Best... more

November

Are you hoping Percy Harvin will return to your fantasy lineup this week? You might want to change those plans. The wide receiver was absent from Minnesota Vikings practice Friday during the portion open to the media, ESPN Twin Cities reported.... more

Associated Press Rumors that Jon Gruden will return to coaching are running rampant. It won't be at Tennessee, though. Jon Gruden will not be a Tennessee Volunteer. Jimmy Hyams of WNML-AM in Knoxville  reported that Gruden informed the... more

Cliff Avril took a pretty big risk during the offseason. The Detroit Lions defensive end wanted a lucrative long-term contract after posting 8.5 sacks in 2010 and 11 sacks in 2011. The Lions' best offer, reportedly, was $30 million over three years.... more

Michael Vick could be done for the season. The Philadelphia Eagles quarterback isn't making progress in his attempt to return from a concussion, and the symptoms are getting worse , a source told WTXF-TV reporter Howard Eskin. Harrison: Week 13... more

New York Giants defensive end Justin Tuck thought Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick was the fastest player he'd ever faced. Then Robert Griffin III showed up with the Washington Redskins. Rapoport: Week 13 game rankings What's the best game... more

Jason Babin has a right to be ticked off. Well, kind of. He signed a five-year, $28.9 million contract with the Philadelphia Eagles before the 2011 season and was supposed to be part of a "dream team" that would take the franchise back to the Super... more

Jared Allen still is sorry that Lance Louis' season is over. The Minnesota Vikings defensive end leveled Louis with a block during an interception return last week and tore the Chicago Bears offensive lineman's anterior cruciate ligament. Harrison:... more

The NFL fined Green Bay Packers safety Jerron McMillian $21,000 for his hit on Martellus Bennett in Sunday's 38-10 loss to the New York Giants. McMillan believes that happened because of the way Bennett behaved on the field. Brooks: Bears or Packers?... more

Chip Kelly has at least one endorsement in Philadelphia -- from Eagles linebacker Casey Matthews. Harrison: Week 13 predictions With only five games left in the regular season, it's must-win time for several clubs. Elliot Harrison provides his picks... more

Tyrann Mathieu announced his intent to apply for entry into the 2013 NFL Draft on Thursday . The former LSU cornerback released the following statement: "After much thought and reflection, I have decided to forego my remaining college eligibility. It is... more

Robert Griffin III already is the most popular athlete in Washington D.C. That only took a couple months. Check out the best photos of RG3. RG3 now is the most popular player in the NFL, according to jersey sales reported by ESPN.com . Griffin passed... more

Ndamukong Suh is starting to understand the gravity of his situation. The Detroit Lions defensive tackle was fined $30,000 by the NFL for his kick to Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub's groin during the Thanksgiving Day game . Suh realizes his... more

We've all laughed at the now-infamous butt-fumble. Mark Sanchez's explanation is good for a chuckle, too. "I guess (I was) more stunned than anything," the New York Jets quarterback told The Associated Press on Wednesday. "Just like a car accident. I... more

Washington Redskins fans were thrilled to see Pierre Garcon make it through last week's win over the Dallas Cowboys. Not only was he healthy, but he was productive. Robert Griffin III Garcon caught five balls for 93 yards in his second game... more

Kevin Gilbride said it months ago when he proclaimed Justin Smith "gets away with murder." The New York Giants offensive coordinator was joined by St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher, who was more judicious with his description, in saying the San Francisco... more

Is it wise to poke the bear? The Miami Dolphins are about to find out . Rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill was asked about playing the New England Patriots -- the team with three Super Bowl victories since 2000. The team that leads the AFC East. The... more

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings was a full participant in practice Wednesday and will play against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday . The question is: How will the Packers use the two-time Pro Bowler? Brooks: Bears or Packers? Chicago and... more

Seattle Seahawks safety Earl Thomas was fined $15,00 Wednesday for a hit on quarterback Ryan Tannehill in Sunday's 24-21 loss to the Miami Dolphins. Thomas took to Twitter to voice his displeasure . "NFL to funny..try and take money out your pockets... more

INDIANAPOLIS - Calvin Johnson earned one of the most prestigious NFL endorsements during the offseason when voted to grace the cover of "Madden NFL 13." Johnson passed out free copies of the video game to teammates, but has never played himself. "I... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh addressed the Thanksgiving Day controversy for the first time Wednesday. "I was being dragged to the ground, and my foot inadvertently hit the man," Suh told reporters, according to... more

The Minnesota Vikings were already in a bad position without Percy Harvin. Then Adrian Peterson  missed the bus . Sunday started on a bad note only got worse when the Vikings couldn't catch the ball  in a 28-10 loss to the Chicago Bears. The... more

The San Francisco 49ers will be without Kendall Hunter for the rest of the season, a source told USA Today. The 49ers said the running back suffered a left ankle injury in a win over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, but Matt Barrows of the Sacramento... more

Brandon Moore is not thrilled with NBC analyst Cris Collinsworth . His frustrations seem a little misplaced. The New York Jets guard garnered national headlines this week for his participation in the team's latest blunder . During the Jets' 49-19 loss... more

So you're telling me there's a chance?! Dallas Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones isn't giving up hope on a playoff berth despite dwindling odds. The Cowboys are 5-6 and technically in contention, but anyone who has watched Dallas with... more

This is a problem most teams around the NFL would love to have. Take a look back at the best photos from this classic rivalry. Pittsburgh Steelers safety Ryan Clark had to respond to widespread panic after a 20-14 loss to the Cleveland Browns on... more

Does LeSean McCoy need to worry? Probably not. But still ... Power Poll: Texans on top The 10-1 Houston Texans are still No. 1 in the latest NFL.com Power Poll, but which hard-charging team moved up to No. 2? More... The Philadelphia Eagles... more

Power Poll: Texans on top The 10-1 Houston Texans are still No. 1 in the latest NFL.com Power Poll, but which hard-charging team moved up to No. 2? More... Charles Tillman has a chipped bone in his foot, a league source told Chicago Tribune... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- T.Y. Hilton has started to make a name for himself. Reggie Wayne appreciates the help. Check out the best photos from the Week 12 matchup between the Bills and Colts. Hilton, a rookie wide receiver out of Florida International, was... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Two Indianapolis Colts cheerleaders, Megan and Crystal Ann, had their heads shaved by the team mascot after the third quarter of Sunday's game at Lucas Oil Stadium as part of a challenge to raise money for leukemia research. The two... more

Greg Jennings will not play Sunday night against the New York Giants, Fox Sports insider and NFL Network contributor Jay Glazer reported. Jennings returned to practice this week after surgery on an abdominal muscle tear. He hasn't played since... more

It's official: Jay Cutler will start. NFL Network's Stacey Dales reported the Chicago Bears confirmed their No. 1 quarterback will be under center when they host the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. Cutler missed last week's game due to a concussion... more

Sean Payton is never far from the thoughts of the New Orleans Saints. Harrison: Week 12 predictions No more bye weeks in the 2012 campaign. What can we expect with all 32 teams in action? Elliot Harrison provides his picks. More ... The... more

The Pittsburgh Steelers will be without wide receiver Antonio Brown on Sunday against the Cleveland Browns, NFL.com's Aditi Kinkhabwala reported. Schein: Big Ben or bust for Steelers Adam Schein handicaps the AFC wild-card race, and says the... more

The NFL will review the Thanksgiving Day incident involving Ndamukong Suh on Monday, a top league executive told USA Today . Take a look at photos from the Thanksgiving Day matchup between the Texans and Lions. In the Detroit Lions' 34-31 overtime loss... more

Coach Bruce Arians knows his team has some major challenges this week. The Indianapolis Colts are 6-4 and are looking at their first must-win scenario with the remade roster. The Colts would have a wild-card berth if the playoffs started today. They need... more

B.J. Raji isn't in the habit of saying things just to say them. So his evaluations usually carry weight. The Green Bay Packers nose tackle was asked which players on the roster were indispensable . Everyone can name one. Many didn't even know who No. 2... more

We talking about practice . Not a game. Practice. Well, we're actually are talking about a game, too. Cleveland Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden was high on some throws in overtime against the Dallas Cowboys last week in a 23-20 loss . Weeden was... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- C.J. Spiller was named the Buffalo Bills' starting ruinning back this week, but that doesn't matter to the Indianapolis Colts. They already had their eye on him. Breer: Defenders cry foul over fines Albert Breer reports that... more

Troy Polamalu practiced with the Pittsburgh Steelers for the first time in seven weeks Friday, The Associated Press reported. A strained right calf has limited the seven-time Pro Bowl safety to just five quarters of playing time this season. "It... more

Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews will miss Sunday's game against the New York Giants because of his hamstring injury, the team confirmed Friday . Jeremiah: Top matchups in Week 12 Can the Packers protect Aaron Rodgers from the Giants'... more

Has Chris Johnson's midseason push done enough to keep him in Tennessee? Would the Titans actually consider releasing their star running back? Johnson signed a $53.5 million extension before the 2011 season to remain a Titan through 2016. He's owed $10... more

Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh will not receive the benefit of the doubt from the NFL, executive vice president of football operations Ray Anderson told ProFootballTalk.com's Mike Florio on the "Dan Patrick Show." On NFL Network... more

It wouldn't be a New York Jets game without some Tim Tebow drama. This time: Why was he even active? The Jets were trounced 49-19 by the New England Patriots on Thanksgiving. Quarterback Mark Sanchez's final stat line (301 yards, one touchdown, one... more

Percy Harvin's status for Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears could be decided soon. The Minnesota Vikings wide receiver missed practice Thursday with an ankle sprain , the Star Tribune reported. Vikings coach Leslie Frazier said he'd like to see... more

There's a new feeling in D.C. Robert Griffin III can sense it. Lombardi: Turkey Day lessons Michael Lombardi says all three Thanksgiving showdowns taught us something. Plus, 10 thoughts around the league. More ... The Washington Redskins are... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- NFL rookies are having success at a record pace in 2012. The New York Times pointed out that rookie quarterbacks Andrew Luck of the Indianapolis Colts, Robert Griffin III of the Washington Redskins, Russell Wilson of the Seattle... more

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson tore his anterior cruciate ligament late in the 2011 season and is inexplicably in the midst of a career year. Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose tore his ACL late in the 2011-12 NBA season and is... more

Desperation has pushed Ryan Lindley into action. The Arizona Cardinals' rookie quarterback will make his first career start Sunday against the St. Louis Rams with Kevin Kolb injured and John Skelton ineffective. Harrison: Week 12 predictions No... more

Families across the United States will hit their backyards today for some Thanksgiving football. The Mannings were no different. The New York Times' Sam Borden tells a story about a New Orleans family with three sons that played every Thanksgiving . One... more

Pierre Garcon seemed ready for a breakout season with Robert Griffin III and the Washington Redskins when he caught an 88-yard touchdown in Week 1 . Months later, it seemed like Garcon would be placed on injured reserve with a torn ligament in his toe. He... more

Carson Palmer's return to the city where he made his NFL bones could be a big story, but it really hasn't been. Take a look at the career of quarterback Carson Palmer. Maybe it's because the Cincinnati Bengals and Oakland Raiders, who'll meet Sunday... more

This is the part where we usually set up the story and give you the news. This time, we're just going to let Baltimore Ravens safety Bernard Pollard address his qualms with the NFL and Ed Reed's $50,000 fine .  Take a look back at this long standing NFL... more

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings participated in several periods of practice Wednesday , ESPNWisconsin.com's Jason Wilde reported. The two-time Pro Bowler returned to the field after surgery on an abdominal muscle tear. He hasn't played since... more

Brooks: Turkey Day primer Week 12 opens with a three-course football feast on Thanksgiving Day. Bucky Brooks has analysis/picks for each game. More ... The New England Patriots will be without Rob Gronkowski, Chandler Jones and Logan Mankins... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Andrew Luck got his first taste of the New England Patriots last week. There were good moments and not-so-good moments. Three interceptions and a fumble lost were ugly. Fourteen points on a pair of 80-plus-yard drives on the first two... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- With Thanksgiving less than 24 hours away, Indianapolis Colts interim coach Bruce Arians was asked what he's thankful for. He was brutally honest. Take a look back at this long standing NFL tradition. "I'm thankful for the Pittsburgh... more

Don't expect the Denver Broncos to add another running back after Willis McGahee tore his medial collateral ligament in Sunday's win over the San Diego Chargers. We understand the temptation to ring Tiki Barber, but John Elway is likely to show... more

A team doesn't have play well to pull a primo spot on "Sunday Night Football." Just be entertaining. The Philadelphia Eagles-Dallas Cowboys game will remain in the NBC slot on Dec. 2 despite Philadelphia's weekly self-destruction. The Eagles have lost... more

The Pittsburgh Steelers do not like those who mock the towel. Never mind the fact that Steelers fans love waving those things in people's faces, making it the easiest thing to mock. Linebacker LaMarr Woodley took his disdain to Twitterland, posting a... more

San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh left the door open for a quarterback controversy Monday night following the Niners' emphatic win over the Chicago Bears when asked about the often-ignored rule that a player doesn't lose his job to an injury.... more

The New York Giants held a players-only meeting Monday morning in which everyone was allowed to voice any/all of their thoughts. While the Giants sit atop the NFC East with a 6-4 record coming off a Week 11 bye, they've lost their last two games and... more

The Packers pulled out of Detroit with a 24-20 victory , but there are two major concerns in Green Bay. No. 1: Kicker Mason Crosby seems to have lost his way. Crosby now is 11 of 18 on field-goal attempts after he missed two Sunday. He actually missed... more

There was little pretty about the Green Bay Packers' 24-20 win over the Detroit Lions, but at least Green Bay improved to 7-3 with every goal still attainable. Sunday might have been the death knell in Detroit. The Lions fell to 4-6 and sit in... more

New Orleans Saints running back Darren Sproles will not play in Sunday's game against the Oakland Raiders, Fox Sports insider and NFL Network contributor Jay Glazer said on Fox's pregame show. Sproles missed the last two games with a broken hand... more

Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin told the team's official website that running back Rashard Mendenhall will start Sunday night against the Baltimore Ravens . Harrison: Week 11 predictions Whole lotta intrigue in Week 11, including the latest... more

New England Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker is expected to play, but he will test his ankle before Sunday's game against the Indianapolis Colts, NFL.com's Albert Breer reported. Week 11 Start 'Em, Sit 'Em Carson Palmer's matchup against the New... more

With all of the drama surrounding the New York Jets , NFL Network analyst Michael Lombardi detailed one simple fact. "It's a lack of talent," Lombardi said. "When you break down this offense, who's (Mark Sanchez) going to throw the ball to? ... They... more

Cleveland Browns cornerback Joe Haden is inactive for Sunday's game against the Dallas Cowboys . Harrison: Week 11 predictions Whole lotta intrigue in Week 11, including the latest installment of Ravens vs. Steelers. Elliot Harrison provides his... more

NFL Network analyst Michael Lombardi echoed Green Bay Packers fans' frustrations when he discussed tight end Jermichael Finley on Sunday morning. Lombardi broke down the issues with Finley on "First on the Field," who has the talent to be one of the... more

Cedric Benson hopes to return to game action Dec. 16 . That's when the Green Bay Packers face his former team -- the Chicago Bears. Week 11 fantasy matchups Looking for fantasy lineup help? Marcas Grant breaks down the matchups and likes what he sees... more

Coaches around the league normally downplay any revenge motivation when facing former employers. Not Rob Ryan. The Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator admitted there are lingering feelings from his departure from the Cleveland Browns in January 2011.... more

Pittsburgh Steelers safety Ryan Clark will play Sunday vs. the Baltimore Ravens despite having suffered two concussions since Oct. 28 . The most recent was six days ago. Lombardi: Steelers need Big Ben The Steelers sink or swim with... more

Gunther Cunningham is ticked off. Unnamed sources have had that effect around the NFL lately. The Detroit Lions defensive coordinator had a few words for the NFC scout that told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that Ndamukong Suh was being coddled by... more

Josh Cribbs continues to beg for a role in the Cleveland Browns offense -- and he continues to get turned down. Harrison: Week 11 predictions Whole lotta intrigue in Week 11, including the latest installment of Ravens vs. Steelers. Elliot Harrison... more

The New England Patriots will have to play at least another week with standout tight end Aaron Hernandez. Harrison: Week 11 predictions Whole lotta intrigue in Week 11, including the latest installment of Ravens vs. Steelers. Elliot Harrison provides... more

The Pittsburgh Steelers aren't concerned about Torrey Smith's speed. The wideout is the deep threat in the Baltimore Ravens' offense and has seven touchdowns and 10 receptions of 20 yards or more. Jeremiah: Ranking backup QBs With backup quarterbacks... more

Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Brad Childress said he wants to evaluate quarterback Brandon Weeden over the course of the entire season before he forms an opinion of the rookie. That leaves seven games to make an impression. New Browns CEO Joe... more

Michael Turner had been the focal point of the Atlanta Falcons offense since he signed in 2008. Not anymore. Turner was one yard shy of 1,700 that first year and is coming off back-to-back 1,300-yard campaigns. Darlington: Falcons at a crossroads... more

Houston Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips believes the NFL is biased towards offensive players. That's not a unique thought. Phillips shared his opinion when asked about Tim Dobbins' $30,000 fine for a hit on Chicago Bears quarterback Jay... more

Green Bay Packers wide receiver James Jones is on pace for a career year with 40 receptions for 462 yards. His eight touchdowns are already a career high. Fans questioned his hands after a series of drops in 2010, but he shook that reputation. Jones... more

Aaron Rodgers was disappointed in the final cut of his "60 Minutes" appearance last week. The Green Bay Packers quarterback thought certain answers were edited to fit the show's "agenda" and was upset it didn't air a segment where he discussed the MACC... more

Brandon Jacobs is the latest to get caught by the Twitter monster . Kind of. The San Francisco 49ers running back recently tweeted: "Never work in a place where you hate your boss so much, you should be happy at work #YouLiveAndYouLearn" Of... more

Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh blew off his scheduled media session Wednesday, but apologized for it Thursday. The third-year pro addressed reporters and said he'd answer all questions . The biggest topic was the recent criticism from an... more

Everyone will tune in Monday night to see which team has the better defense, the Chicago Bears or San Francisco 49ers. Baltimore Ravens-Pittsburgh Steelers always is must-see TV. New England Patriots-Indianapolis Colts brings a showdown between future... more

Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher wasn't shy when asked Thursday about the NFL's concussion issue. "If you don't want to play and get concussed, then don't play," Urlacher said. "It's your career, it's your life. "You have to make that... more

The Denver Broncos' hiring of John Elway to run their football operations smelled like a public-relations move when it was first announced before the 2011 season. The Broncos were struggling, and what would appease fans more than bringing back the city's... more

Nearly everone associated with the New York Jets has commented on the latest opinion of backup quarterback Tim Tebow . Let's not leave out running back Shonn Greene. We'll catch up with the guy in the fireman helmet tomorrow. Darlington: Tebow the... more

The inevitable became reality Wednesday, when the NFL fined DeAngelo Hall $30,000 for his Oct. 28 incident with a game official, a source briefed on the punishment told NFL.com and NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Alfred Morris The Washington... more

Tim Tebow and Matt Slauson are all good. The latest incident in the never-ending Tebow saga took off earlier Wednesday when an anonymous player called the quarterback "terrible" in a New York Daily News story. Of course, the New York Jets spent the day... more

Alex Smith has taken a step toward suiting up in the San Francisco 49ers' Monday night game against the Chicago Bears. The quarterback practiced Wednesday in a black non-contact jersey , according to The Sacramento Bee's Matt Barrows. "Contact is... more

Rob Gronkowski has scored 35 touchdowns in his first three NFL seasons. He and fellow tight end Aaron Hernandez have helped reshape the New England Patriots' offense. Andrew Luck Gronk is the Indianapolis Colts' problem this week , and interim... more

Linebacker Clay Matthews has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy announced. Harrison: Week 11 Power Rankings Fluidity abounds in this week's league pecking order with a new team at the top.... more

The Green Bay Packers suddenly are short-handed on the offensive line with right tackle Bryan Bulaga (hip) out for the season. The only non-starters left on the Packers' 53-man roster are undrafted rookie free agents Don Barclay and Greg Van Roten.... more

The turf inside the Chicago Bears' Soldier Field is historically awful. Players have complained about the footing for years as they tear up huge chunks while trying to plant and cut.  Sunday night, it was especially bad as rain rolled in during the late... more

Darren McFadden is feeling better, Yahoo Sports' Jason Cole reported Tuesday , but that doesn't mean he'll be ready Sunday against the New Orleans Saints . Harrison: Week 11 Power Rankings Fluidity abounds in this week's league pecking order with a... more

From the "Just Let it Go" file, we present Antrel Rolle. The Giants were all worked up last week after Cincinnati Bengals receiver A.J. Green said there were holes in the New York defense. Rolle responded by saying Green "better duck" on WFAN . Power... more

Jerry Jones isn't playing around with DeMarco Murray's health. The Dallas Cowboys running back has missed four games with a sprained foot and probably will be held out against the Cleveland Browns this week. Honestly, the Cowboys don't need Murray to... more

Dez Bryant isn't done returning punts , Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Tuesday morning. On NFL Network NFL Replay will re-air the Dallas Cowboys' 38-23 win over the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 10 on Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 9 p.m. ET.... more

Every week some coach, and normally more than one, says his team played hard in a loss. That effort wasn't an issue. Does that ever make anyone feel any better -- players or fans? Buffalo Bills receiver Stevie Johnson sounds over it. "Every week... more

Josh McCown is headed back to the Chicago Bears, a league source told the Chicago Sun-Times' Sean Jensen . He was expected to travel to Chicago on Monday night. "We're looking at all our options at the quarterback position," Lovie Smith said. "As I... more

The Detroit Lions signed cornerback Pat Lee on Monday and released Alphonso Smith, MLive.com reported . Power Poll: Who's No. 1? The Atlanta Falcons suffered their first loss, while the Houston Texans beat the Chicago Bears. What has that done to the... more

The Detroit Lions had to do one thing to give themselves a chance against the Minnesota Vikings. One thing. Stop Adrian Peterson. That didn't happen. The Vikings put up a season-high point total in their 34-24 home win against their NFC North... more

Cliff Avril suffered a concussion in the Detroit Lions' loss to the Minnesota Vikings, the team said on Sunday. The Lions defensive end was first shaken up in the second quarter , but returned shortly thereafter. He was on the sideline again during... more

The Philadelphia Eagles are 3-0 this season when LeSean McCoy carries the ball 20 times or more. Those Eagles are 0-5 when he runs the ball 19 times or fewer. Harrison: Week 10 predictions Two of the NFL's best teams face off Sunday night. Who will... more

Sean Payton isn't going anywhere, according to NFL Network analyst Michael Lombardi. Darlington: Coaches lack loyalty Sean Payton might not bolt the Saints for the Cowboys, but it won't be because of loyalty, Jeff Darlington writes. More ...... more

Roddy White is still dogging the New Orleans Saints. The Atlanta Falcons receiver said this week that the food is the only thing he likes about the city of New Orleans . Now he's talking about the Saints' secondary. Darlington: Coaches lack loyalty... more

It's time for Michael Vick's starting days to end in Philadelphia, NFL Network analyst Michael Lombardi said Sunday morning. Vick and the Eagles have struggled mightily and sit with a 3-5 record. Some fans have begged to see rookie quarterback Nick... more

The Houston Texans and Chicago Bears highlight this week's slate of games. The two teams sport identical 7-1 records, but the Bears do have the advantage of hosting at Soldier Field. Rapoport: Week 10 game rankings Texans-Bears promises to be a... more

Blaine Gabbert isn't going anywhere. Jacksonville Jaguars coach Mike Mularkey said Friday that Gabbert will remain the starter despite leading the NFL's worst offense and having twice injured his shoulder in the last four games, including Thursday's... more

Rapper Too Short once said, "It was all good just a week ago." Well, it's been about a month for the Minnesota Vikings. Rapoport: Week 10 game rankings Texans-Bears promises to be a defensive showdown. Where does it slot in Ian Rapoport 's Rap Sheet... more

The Atlanta Falcons and New Orleans Saints renew their NFC South rivalry on Sunday. We'll let Roddy White take it from there . "I don't like nothing about the Saints," White told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "The colors. The city. Nothing.... more

The New Orleans Saints have officially ruled running back Darren Sproles out for Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons, NOLA.com reported. Harrison: Week 10 predictions Two of the NFL's best teams face off Sunday night. Who will prevail: Texans... more

Minnesota Vikings receiver Percy Harvin did not practice Friday , 1500 ESPN's Tom Pelissero reported, and continues to be a game-time decision. Harvin injured his ankle last week and was on crutches earlier this week. He was seen walking with a pronounced... more

Calvin Johnson will probably stop talking about injuries soon. Megatron: I feel all right It's been a season littered with injuries, but Calvin Johnson says his health is improving as time goes on. More ... He said he played through a... more

The play had to make you laugh. Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck had just thrown an interception and was determined to do something about it. Dawan Landry raced up the field near the sideline and Luck came flying in helmet first. The ball was... more

The Detroit Lions will meet with Stanford Routt on Friday, sources told The Sideline View's Adam Caplan. Megatron: I feel all right It's been a season littered with injuries, but Calvin Johnson says his health is improving as time goes on. More ...... more

Ed Reed and Troy Polamalu rightfully are considered the top safeties in the game. They have a combined 15 Pro Bowls. But there's a young gun on the NFL's top defense who has entered the conversation -- Dashon Goldson. San Francisco 49ers defensive... more

Jeremiah: Who has the edge? Tom Brady vs. Jairus Byrd. Arian Foster vs. the Bears LBs. Who has the edge in Week 10? Daniel Jeremiah breaks it down. More ... Arian Foster is vegan. Kinda. Sometimes. The Houston Texans' running back announced... more

If you're looking to send an NFL player to football Hades, where would that be? Doug Martin Buffalo, according to Greg Schiano. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach was the latest to be asked about a Sporting News poll, in which Schiano was voted... more

The Indianapolis Colts will be without six starters against the Jacksonville Jaguars for "Thursday Night Football." Defensive end Robert Mathis (back) was declared inactive one week after he had a big sack in a win over the Miami Dolphins. Mathis had... more

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has taken a beating in the realm of public perception. That'll happen when you hit that sophomore slump and your team holds the worst record in the NFC. Cam Newton Regardless of all the national... more

We've been privy to a kinder, gentler Jay Cutler the past few weeks. The Chicago Bears have won six in a row, own a two-game lead in the NFC North and Mike Tice has learned to keep his distance . Jay Cutler Cutler even has taken it easy on the... more

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall will move back into the starting lineup once healthy , the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported. Isaac Redman Mendenhall missed the first three weeks of the season while he recovered from knee... more

The Scott Pioli-Todd Haley combination was supposed to return the Kansas City Chiefs to relevance. We know how that worked out. Harrison: Week 10 predictions Two of the NFL's best teams face off Sunday night. Who will prevail: Texans or Bears? Elliot... more

Peyton Manning knows how good he's got it. Anyone who's watched the offensive lines of the Arizona Cardinals or Philadelphia Eagles know this too. The Denver Broncos haven't allowed Manning to be sacked in the last three games . By comparison, Michael... more

Matt Hasselbeck will appeal a $15,750 fine levied by the NFL for his horse-collar tackle in Sunday's loss to Chicago Bears. The Tennessee Titans quarterback ran down Bears cornerback Kelvin Hayden after a fumble by tight end Jared Cook and pulled him to... more

Cleveland Browns running back Trent Richardson has played the last three games despite a rib cartilage problem. Coach Pat Shurmur pulled the rookie after a season-low eight carries against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 7. Richardson responded by... more

Green Bay Packers first-round draft pick Nick Perry was placed on injured reserve Wednesday , the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported. The rookie linebacker out of USC underwent wrist surgery this week and is out for the season. Brandt: Ranking the top... more

Houston Texans nose tackle Shaun Cody suffered broken ribs and a punctured lung during last week's win over the Buffalo Bills last week. A source told Houston Chronicle reporter Tania Ganguli that Cody's injury is worse than first thought.... more

Dominic Raiola and an anonymous general manager are fighting like fifth-graders. And one of them needs to stop. The battle royale started a few weeks ago when Pro Football Weekly published quotes from an anonymous general manager taking verbal... more

Brandon Jacobs hasn't played a single snap for the San Francisco 49ers since he signed as a free agent during the offseason. He's healthy now, but the last few weeks have been a he-said, he-said concerning why he hasn't stepped foot on the field.... more

Percy Harvin called himself a "long shot" to play this week against the Detroit Lions after an ankle sprain put him on crutches. So, it's no surprise he was held from practice Wednesday. Smart fantasy owners already have started to plan for a... more

Mike Tomlin should read his medical updates like a 1700's town crier. He should stand on the podium with media gathered, unroll a parchment, ring that little bell and shout the announcements. Isaac Redman Safety Troy Polamalu. Calf. Probably... more

Robert Griffin III loosened his stranglehold on the Offensive Rookie of the Year title last weekend. Or maybe two other contenders just forced their way into contention.                                     Andrew Luck     Realistically, this... more

Former No. 1 overall draft pick Jake Long had the worst day of his career Sunday, according to Pro Football Focus statistics reported by the Orlando Sun Sentinel. On NFL Replay NFL Replay will re-air the Indianapolis Colts' 23-20 win over the... more

Calvin Johnson wasn't on a snap-count per se against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, but the Detroit Lions coaching staff exercised caution with their star receiver . Megatron was mindful himself , but the coaches pulled him for 12 of 72 offensive... more

A "team decision-maker" said the Philadelphia Eagles' firing of defensive coordinator Juan Castillo was a "miscalculation," according to The Philadelphia Inquirer's Jeff McLane. Lombardi: No confidence in Philly If Eagles fans could vote on their... more

Only a Stanford grad would grade so hard. Andrew Luck Andrew Luck set an NFL rookie single-game record with 433 yards in the Indianapolis Colts' 23-20 win against the Miami Dolphins. He's on pace to set rookie records for completions, attempts... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Chuck Pagano attended an Indianapolis Colts game Sunday for the first time since being diagnosed with leukemia five weeks ago. The coach spoke to Colts players and staff following the team's 23-20 victory over the Miami Dolphins. On... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Sunday's game between the Miami Dolphins and Indianapolis Colts was billed as a showdown between two rookie quarterbacks who have accelerated the rebuilding process in their respective cities. Most single-game passing yards by an NFL... more

Megatron is indestructible. We know this now. Calvin Johnson didn't practice all week because of a painful left knee, and his status was a game-time decision. He tested his knee before the game by running a series of routes at half-speed. Three hours... more

The New England Patriots will permanently move Devin McCourty to safety, according to NFL Network analyst Michael Lombardi. The Patriots sent a fourth-round draft pick to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in exchange for cornerback Aqib Talib at Thursday's trade... more

One win hasn't changed LaDainian Tomlinson's mind. The retired running back still believes San Diego Chargers coach Norv Turner and general manager A.J. Smith will be fired if the team doesn't make the playoffs. Tomlinson said the day before the... more

Indianapolis Colts coach Chuck Pagano plans to attend today's game against the Miami Dolphins, according to NFL Network reporter Albert Breer . Pagano has not been with the team since being diagnosed with a form of leukemia after Week 3. Owner Jim... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill likely will start Sunday, NFL.com and NFL Network's Albert Breer said on "First on the Field." Tannehill was forced to leave last week's win over the New York Jets with a left knee injury... more

Dez Bryant's curfew has been lifted . At least for one night. ESPN Dallas' Calvin Watkins reported the Dallas Cowboys receiver was given permission to stay out past midnight into Saturday morning. The team and advisor David Wells imposed a set of... more

When Rob Ryan speaks, we listen. There's no telling what he might say. This week, the Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator predicted America's Team would hand the Atlanta Falcons their first loss. What else is he supposed to say? Jeremiah: Key... more

Buffalo Bills coach Chan Gailey doesn't have to worry about his job because general manager Buddy Nix isn't ready to scrap the current rebuilding project. "I hope I can put that to rest," Nix told the Buffalo News on Saturday. "The age-old thing -- and... more

Jermichael Finley was poised to lead the new generation of tight ends after the 2009 season. He set the Green Bay Packers record with 159 receiving yards in the 51-45 playoff loss to the Arizona Cardinals and entered 2010 as the No. 1 target in the... more

Baltimore Ravens defensive end Haloti Ngata is expected to play Sunday against the Cleveland Browns, but he won't have his normal amount of snaps, the Baltimore Sun reported . Ngata hasn't practiced the last two days while nursing a shoulder... more

The drama show that has taken place with the Philadelphia Eagles this season has been as mentally taxing as it has been physical. Yes, quarterback Michael Vick and the Eagles' offense has struggled with turnovers and finding the end zone, but coach Andy... more

Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray was on the practice field Friday, but did not participate , ESPN Dallas reported. The optimistic outlook has Murray back next week. Murray has missed the last two games with a foot injury, and ESPN Dallas'... more

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell had the same concern many of us did about the Pittsburgh Steelers-New York Giants game Sunday. Would the needed police and emergency workers take away from those working the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy? NFL... more

Mike Wallace went to the Pro Bowl last year running go routes for the Pittsburgh Steelers. That has changed under offensive coordinator Todd Haley . Kinkhabwala: A Steeler ultimatum Jonathan Dwyer went from bench-warmer to stud RB. Aditi Kinkhabwala... more

Just a few weeks ago, New York Giants offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride said San Francisco 49ers defensive end Justin Smith "gets away with murder ." Now Giants defensive end Justin Tuck said the same about the Pittsburgh Steelers ahead of Sunday's big... more

The unfortunate story of Dallas Cowboys offensive tackle Tyron Smith continues. Police were called to his home Tuesday, when siblings were there to "harass and torment" Smith "in the pursuit of collecting financial gain," according to the police... more

You might want to sit down for this one. Your faith in humanity might never be the same. Billick: Reid made the right call If the Eagles had replaced Michael Vick with Nick Foles, it would have been like giving up on the season, Brian Billick says.... more

New York Giants safety Antrel Rolle has lived the flip side of the NFL's rule protecting defenseless receivers. Rolle sustained a head injury last week while trying to avoid a collision with Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant, who became... more

If Norv Turner is coaching for his job, he isn't being helped by injuries. The San Diego Chargers were without receivers Robert Meachem and Eddie Royal in a 31-13 win over the the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday night . Both were inactive with hamstring... more

DeAngelo Hall's plea to the NFL seems to have fallen on deaf ears. The Washington Redskins cornerback was kicked out of last week's loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers for an incident with an official. Hall said the official verbally abused him also and... more

The Pittsburgh Steelers will make a day trip to New Jersey on Sunday due to the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, Steelers Digest reported . The New York Giants play host to the Steelers at 4:25 p.m. ET. Kinkhabwala: A Steeler ultimatum Jonathan Dwyer... more

Wade Phillips is no punk. We know that at least. The Houston Texans defensive coordinator wants another shot at the Packers after Green Bay handed the Texans their only loss of the 2012 season. Not only were the Texans beaten, but the Packers hung 42... more

Miami Dolphins rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill seems ready to start against the Indianapolis Colts this Sunday . Rapoport: Week 9 game rankings What's the best game on the Week 9 slate? The worst? Ian Rapoport provides a pecking order in his Rap... more

Green Bay Packers receiver Greg Jennings had surgery for his rectus abdominal tear Thursday. Harrison: Week 9 predictions Are the undefeated Falcons and defending champion Giants destined for doom on Sunday? Elliot Harrison provides his picks. More... more

Tony Romo has the complete confidence of the Dallas Cowboys organization. Owner Jerry Jones has repeatedly said so. Now COO Stephen Jones has backed the quarterback. Schein: Playing Mr. Fix-It Adam Schein knows what's wrong with the Eagles. He also... more

October

The Reggie Bush-Antonio Cromartie battle just won't end. I'd be worried if this were a rap beef. A diss record comes out of Miami, and I'm calling Jesse Jackson to arrange a sit-down. After all the talk leading up to last Sunday's New York Jets-Miami... more

The Arizona Cardinals have quarterback issues. We knew that before training camp started. We knew that when John Skelton was named the starter the first time. We knew that before he was hurt and Kevin Kolb took over. We knew that before Kolb was rocked... more

The Carolina Panthers have three well-paid running backs, not including quarterback Cam Newton. Those same Panthers sit with a 1-6 record. NFL trade tracker Mike Thomas was the first player traded this week, going from the Jaguars to the Lions. See... more

Ed Reed told the NFL to keep its hands out of his pocket Wednesday. The Baltimore Ravens were fined $20,000 last week for not listing Reed on their injury report. Reed takes issue with that, considering he never missed a practice or game because of... more

There has been a lot of love for the Indianapolis Colts in the last several weeks. The Colts are 4-3, No. 2 in the AFC South and ahead of the rebuild schedule. They've won three of four and have the Miami Dolphins at home this week , then a Nov. 4 trip... more

The Green Bay Packers have dealt with an anemic run game since Ryan Grant posted consecutive 1,200-yard rushing seasons in 2008 and 2009. Running back Cedric Benson was the big offseason signing, but he was placed on injured reserve with a sprained left... more

Four consecutive losses will tick off anyone, and Ken Whisenhunt is there. Rapoport: Week 9 game rankings What's the best game on the Week 9 slate? The worst? Ian Rapoport provides a pecking order in his Rap Sheet Rankings. More ... The... more

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson again missed practice Wednesday. He was held out of the Packers' 24-15 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars with a hamstring issue that still remains a problem. Jeremiah: Week 8 revelations Daniel Jeremiah... more

Robert Griffin III probably is annoyed with comparisons, period. He'll always be linked to Indianapolis Colts No. 1 overall pick Andrew Luck. Some always will compare him with other quarterbacks of the same race. This week, and probably for several years,... more

The New York subways are scheduled to be closed for the next several days. Airline travel in the Northeast has been scrambled. But the New York Giants will host the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday. On NFL Network NFL Replay will re-air the New... more

The Chicago Bears could have rookie wide receiver Alshon Jeffery back in two weeks , according to the Chicago Tribune's Brad Biggs. Jay Cutler That means Jeffery could be available for the Bears' Nov. 11 home game against the Houston Texans or... more

Sean McDermott, step right up. It's your turn to play "Gimmie a Break," the Carolina Panthers edition. Past contestants have been Cam Newton and Ron Rivera. Sorry to say, neither of them fared very well. On NFL Network NFL Replay will re-air... more

Michael Vick just doesn't look like himself, teammate DeSean Jackson said Tuesday on NFL Network's "NFL AM." The Philadelphia Eagles have fallen to 3-4 and are in the midst of a three-game losing streak. Defensive coordinator Juan Castillo recently was... more

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Early Doucet was absolutely destroyed on a 5-yard crossing route by San Francisco 49ers safety Dashon Goldson during Monday night's blowout loss . Power Poll: Falcons solidify lead The unbeaten Atlanta Falcons remain... more

Gunther Cunningham nearly lost his mind Sunday.  Detroit Lions fans were right there with him. Power Poll: Falcons solidify lead The unbeaten Atlanta Falcons remain at the top of the latest NFL.com Power Poll, but where does our panel of experts rank... more

The Green Bay Packers were expected to cake-walk their way to a win over the Jacksonville Jaguars. Yeah, that didn't happen. The Packers' offense was discombobulated but did enough for a 24-15 victory . Coach Mike McCarthy called it a "grind-it-out... more

The Detroit Lions have a flair for the dramatic. Yeah, that's what we'll call it. The Lions needed a 16-play, 80-yard drive to upset the Seattle Seahawks 28-24. Titus Young caught a 1-yard slant from Matthew Stafford with 20 seconds left in regulation... more

These are trying times for the Carolina Panthers. The quarterback is taking suggestions from the media. None of the three well-compensated running backs lead the team in rushing. Coach Ron Rivera probably has realtors on speed dial. Harrison: Week 8... more

Hurricane Sandy definitely will have an effect on NFL games Sunday, as the weather system nears the East Coast. Jeremiah: Key matchups in Week 8 Daniel Jeremiah identifies five enticing battles to follow in Week 8, including DeSean Jackson vs.... more

There comes a time in every man's life when the body just doesn't bounce back like it used to. Aches and pains linger. It's a little bit harder to get out of bed the next morning. Schein: The Steelers' saviors The Steelers have flaws. They also have... more

The compliments keep rolling in for Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb. First was Aaron Rodgers. "Randall is probably going to go down as one of the better picks in Ted Thompson's career, if not the best," the Packers' star quarterback... more

The New York Giants recently claimed they aren't respected. Apparently, they don't give it , either. Isn't this game fun? Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan told the New York Post, via Pro Football Talk , the Giants didn't give the Cowboys... more

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is now the proud owner of 21 Papa John's Pizza restaurants in the Denver area, the Denver Post reported. That's not exactly the same as his investment in the upscale Harry and Izzy's in Indianapolis, but Manning... more

Things have been quiet on the DeSean Jackson front in 2012. The 2011 season was drama-filled after a holdout and failing to reach the 1,000-yard plateau for a third consecutive year. The Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver has been silently productive... more

The Pittsburgh Steelers' throwback jerseys are so, um, gaudy that Ike Taylor had to make up a word to describe them . "I like them. I like the throwback, man. That bumblebee, jailhouse look from back in the day," Taylor told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.... more

The Oct. 30 appeals hearing for the suspensions in the New Orleans Saints bounty scandal have been postponed. Former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue, who will hear the appeals, made the decision. Pro Football Talk first reported the postponement.... more

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft told the crowd at the NFL's Fan Fest that it's time for a team in London , ESPNBoston.com reported. "You're already hosting the Premier League, and we believe we're the premier sport in the world," Kraft said.... more

The Green Bay Packers will likely be without 2011 first-round draft pick Derek Sherrod for the entire season. The offensive tackle out of Mississippi State broke his tibia and fibula Dec. 18, 2011, against the Kansas City Chiefs and had surgery that... more

New York Jets linebacker Bart Scott won't play against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, New York Daily News' Manish Mehta reported . His streak of 119 consecutive games will come to an end. Scott hyperextended his toe in Week 3 against the Dolphins... more

The Arizona Cardinals might want to take out extra insurance on John Skelton. Their offensive line already got quarterback Kevin Kolb (ribs) killed. They are one big shot away from lining up rookie Ryan Lindley under center. And they host the frothing San... more

New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham will be a game-time decision for Sunday's tilt against the Denver Broncos, The Times-Picayune's Mike Triplett reported. Graham was limited in practice Friday, and coaches want to see how his ankle responds.... more

The premier matchup this week features two Super Bowl-winning, record-setting quarterbacks on borderline playoff teams, as Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos host Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints on Sunday night . This should be a shootout,... more

Things can get ugly real quick in the Detroit Lions' locker room. That has been proven over the years. The Lions have fallen to 2-4 with a delicate combination of horrendous special-teams play and an offense that can't score. Center Dominic Raiola, who... more

New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin told running back Ahmad Bradshaw on Monday to keep his emotions in check , one day after the two had a sideline incident over whether or not to run the ball. "Just to calm my emotions and just let it all out in my... more

The scenario keeps getting worse for Pierre Garcon. First, the Washington Redskins wide receiver had a minor foot injury in Week 1 . Then it lingered. It turned out to be a tear of the ligament that allows a runner to push off his second toe. The... more

We've seen players tackled by their hair. That's the risk of trying to shine like Troy Polamalu. But hair pulling on the ground? That just seems so fourth grade. Schein: The Steelers' saviors The Steelers have flaws. They also have Big Ben and... more

Indianapolis Colts running back Donald Brown was a full participant in practice Thursday and now is in position to play Sunday against the Tennessee Titans . Brown (knee) missed last week's win over the Cleveland Browns and returned to practice on a... more

Denver Broncos cornerback Tracy Porter has been held out from football activities because of seizure concerns. Porter suffered a seizure in August, then experienced the same symptoms -- light-headedness and a racing heart -- before the Broncos flew to... more

So much for those worries about Blaine Gabbert's shoulder. The Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback fully participated in practice for a second consecutive day despite an injured non-throwing shoulder. Harrison: Week 8 predictions The Falcons are the... more

The status of New York Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw remains unclear. Giants coach Tom Coughlin said Bradshaw "maybe ... hopefully" will practice Friday, according to Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News. Bradshaw, on the other hand, said he... more

The play-action pass is dependent on a strong run game to freeze linebackers and safeties in order to hit receivers behind them. So, it's no surprise that the top five play-action quarterbacks play beside some of the best rushers in the game. Harrison:... more

The Baltimore Ravens have begun contract talks with left tackle Michael Oher, The Baltimore Sun reported. Oher, 26, has the 2013 season remaining on his five-year, $12.799 million rookie contract. "I love it here," Oher said. "It's a great... more

Jerry Jones has simplified his football strategy, Big Daddy Kane-style . Rapoport: Week 8 game rankings What's the best game on the Week 8 slate? The worst? Ian Rapoport provides a pecking order in his Rap Sheet Rankings. More ... The Dallas... more

Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson did not practice Wednesday , MLive.com reported. Johnson suffered a knee injury against the Chicago Bears on "Monday Night Football ." Lombardi: Lions stuck in a stall In 2011, the Lions went from bad to... more

The Oakland Raiders have been considered a kinder, gentler organization since the passing of Hall of Fame owner Al Davis. Not according to Tamba Hali. "It's a tradition," the Kansas City Chiefs linebacker told the Kansas City Star ahead of Sunday's... more

A foot specialist diagnosed Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon with a plantar plate tear in his right foot Wednesday, the Washington Times reported . Garcon remains a week-to-week decision to play. "We don't know what's going to happen with Pierre,"... more

The Cleveland Browns plan to place linebacker Scott Fujita on injured reserve, coach Pat Shurmur said Wednesday. Fujita suffered a neck injury against the New York Giants in Week 5 , and NFL.com and NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported it could be... more

Green Bay Packers tight end Jermichael Finley said last week that he and quarterback Aaron Rodgers lacked chemistry . Rodgers doesn't necessarily agree. Schein: Packers are covered The Packers will miss injured safety Charles Woodson. Adam Schein has... more

The Buffalo Bills have tried to find the perfect balance between their running backs since C.J. Spiller was drafted No. 9 overall in 2010. Fred Jackson's presence seemed to keep Spiller from progressing, but Jackson rushed for 1,000 yards in 2009 and just... more

Carolina Panthers linebacker Jon Beason expects to have season-ending knee surgery and be placed on injured reserve, he told News 14 Carolina. Beason was inactive the last two weeks because of the knee. "I've been pretty banged up, it's been week... more

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings saw a specialist Tuesday for his lingering groin injury, a source told ESPN Wisconsin's Jason Wilde . Jennings has missed the past three games, although some thought he could be available this week... more

Mario Williams might have wrist surgery during the bye week, a source told Tim Graham of The Buffalo News . The Buffalo Bills defensive end has 3.5 sacks after he signed a six-year, $100 million free-agent contract during the offseason. Williams has... more

Martellus Bennett apparently loves to tell a good Tony Romo joke. The New York Giants tight end made an appearance Wednesday on "Good Morning New York" on WNYW-TV  to talk football and practice his short-range catching ability. When co-host Dave Price... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Colts coach Chuck Pagano was released from the hospital Sunday morning just in time to watch his team from home. After several weeks of undergoing treatment for leukemia, Pagano must have been glad to see Andrew Luck and Co. beat the... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Cleveland Browns running back Trent Richardson started in Sunday's 17-13 loss to the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium. Browns coach Pat Shurmur saw enough in the first 30 minutes that he sat the star rookie for the second half... more

Power Poll: Falcons soar to top The unbeaten Atlanta Falcons surged to the top of the latest Power Poll, but who's No. 2 -- and how did the Giants' win over the 49ers alter the rankings? More... Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant will start... more

Rod Marinelli was the laughingstock of the NFL four years ago. He etched his name into the record books as coach of the 2008 Detroit Lions -- the only team in NFL history to finish 0-16. Now, Marinelli is lauded around the league as the Chicago Bears'... more

Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger recently called the Pittsburgh Steelers' offense "dink and dunk" under new coordinator Todd Haley. Has that phrase ever been used in a positive context? The Steelers own the 17th-ranked pass offense and have not been a... more

New York Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw will play in Sunday's game against the Washington Redskins, NFL.com and NFL Network's Kimberly Jones reports. Bradshaw missed practice Friday with a foot injury and was listed as questionable. Harrison: Week... more

Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan doesn't seem too worried about facing Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton on Sunday . The Panthers run the option and a zone read offense with the mobile Newton -- a scheme the Cowboys haven't faced in... more

The New York Giants announced Saturday that defensive tackle Chris Canty has been moved to the 53-man roster and will play his first game of the season Sunday against the Washington Redskins. Canty had been on the physically unable to perform list since... more

The Baltimore Ravens have struggled with their pass rush this season. They have 10 sacks in six games and have been without 2011 Defensive Player of the Year Terrell Suggs, who combined for 25 sacks the last two seasons. The lack of a pass rush has... more

The Houston Texans suddenly have a lot to play for in Week 7 . Last week's blowout loss to the Green Bay Packers raised questions about their 5-0 start. Those opponents have a combined 12-17 record and none hold a winning record. Not only is it a... more

Nearly seven months after tearing his Achilles tendon, reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year Terrell Suggs is expected to play in the Baltimore Ravens' game against the Houston Texans on Sunday , though multiple sources say it will be a game-time... more

New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham (ankle) will not play against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday , but linebacker Jonathan Vilma will after being activated from the physically unable to perform list, a team source told NFL Network's Alex... more

Five members of the Indianapolis Colts purchased 2,500 tickets to Indiana Fever's WNBA Finals game against the Minnesota Lynx. The tickets will be given away at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis on Saturday, the Indianapolis Star reported.... more

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant is expected to play against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday , a team source told NFL.com's Ian Rapoport. Schein: How to fix the Cowboys The bad news? Dallas has many problems. The good news? Adam Schein says... more

Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson had nine touchdowns through the first five games of 2011. He has one in 2012. The man dubbed Megatron isn't frustrated, though. Rapoport: Week 7 game rankings What's the best game on the Week 7 slate? The... more

Rob Ryan hopes a new name doesn't equate to the same game. The Dallas Cowboys' defensive coordinator is very aware his unit has only one takeaway in five games. So, he's done talking about takeaways. Now, they're looking for "takeovers." Jeremiah: Key... more

People are getting a little cavalier with this whole injury report thing. Whereas New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick had quarterback Tom Brady listed every week, these teams have simply left guys off. Lombardi: What's next for Ravens? Without... more

The NFL is all about matchups. Finding an area to exploit and taking advantage. Sometimes that's easier said than done. Here are three matchups that will go a long way in deciding games this weekend: Green Bay Packers pass offense vs. St. Louis Rams... more

The Green Bay Packers will be without nose tackle B.J. Raji for the second consecutive game. Coach Mike McCarthy declared Raji out during his Friday news conference, ESPN Wisconsin's Jason Wilde reported. Jeremiah: Key matchups in Week 7 Daniel... more

The lasting image from the Seattle Seahawks' Thursday night loss will be wide receiver Sidney Rice power-slamming his mouthguard into the turf. That'll happen when the offense is held to six points. Schein: How the West was won One simple half of... more

Nate Burleson said the Detroit Lions have to embrace their inner bad boy , so he can't let a little thing like 10 stacks change that philosophy. Rapoport: Week 7 game rankings What's the best game on the Week 7 slate? The worst? Ian Rapoport provides... more

Plaxico Burress doesn't understand why he's not playing in the NFL. The 35-year-old receiver has been out of football after playing last season with the New York Jets. "You really don't know what's going on behind the scenes," Burress told NFL Network's... more

Order the yellow jacket. Call the guy who makes the busts. David Wilson is on his way. Yes, the New York Giants rookie running back has big plans. Hall of Fame plans. "I think at the end of my career, I'll be in the Hall of Fame," Wilson told... more

Muhammad Ali famously punished Floyd Patterson in the ring for calling him Cassius Clay. Osi Umenyiora didn't need the beating to change his tune on RG3. Wyche: Glass half empty or full? There are 11 teams sporting the perfectly mediocre 3-3 record.... more

The San Francisco 49ers earned a narrow 13-6 victory over the Seattle Seahawks on Thursday night, and they pretty much owned the second half. The lone touchdown drive of the game came in the third quarter, when the 49ers went on a 10-play, 86-yard drive... more

Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid fired defensive coordinator Juan Castillo on Tuesday, but the changes might not be done. Reid held a news conference and said he's still evaluating and "going through the process of what I'm deciding." Power Poll:... more

Apparently, maturity can be a detriment on the football field. Who knew? Matthew Stafford The Detroit Lions had a, let's call it, tumultuous offseason with seven arrests or citations. Management demanded the team be accountable for... more

The Dallas Cowboys have tried to explain the late-game miscues that led to a missed 51-yard field goal and a two-point loss to the Baltimore Ravens Darlington: 'Boys clinging to hope Jerry Jones has faith in the Cowboys, Jeff Darlington reports,... more

Let's call Week 6 the first "Upset Weekend" of 2012. And I don't just say that because of my glowing 5-8 record thus far. As an Around the League crew, we went into Monday night's game an awe-inspiring 29-36. Yes, I had to air their dirty laundry along... more

Green Bay Packers inside linebacker D.J. Smith is out for the season , coach Mike McCarthy announced at his Monday news conference. Smith suffered a knee injury during Sunday's 42-24 victory over the Houston Texans. Rap Sheet Rundown: Rodgers' rise... more

Detroit Lions running back Jahvid Best will not return to the field any time soon. General manager Martin Mayhew announced Monday that Best will not be cleared and did not give a time frame for an eventual return. Best failed neurological tests... more

Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu is unlikely to play against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 7 , Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reported . The former NFL Defensive Player of the Year injured his calf against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 5,... more

No news isn't good news for Detroit Lions running back Jahvid Best . Matthew Stafford Lions coach Jim Schwartz told the media there's still no word on Best , who underwent more post-concusssion tests last week, the Detroit Free Press reported.... more

Juan Castillo will continue to make the defensive calls in Philadelphia. Rap Sheet Rundown: Rodgers' rise Ian Rapoport assesses Week 6's big developments, including Aaron Rodgers' fantastic performance on Sunday night. More ... At this moment.... more

Kansas City Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli was offered a two-year contract extension by owner Clark Hunt earlier this year, CBSSports.com's Jason La Canfora reported Sunday. Jeremiah: Key matchups in Week 6 Daniel Jeremiah identifies six... more

Oakland Raiders wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey hasn't had many conversations with doctors about the concussion he sustained in Week 3. He doesn't want to know about it. Heyward-Bey told NFL Network's Andrea Kremer that he was knocked out cold with... more

The Green Bay Packers have an effort issue on defense , according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Bob McGinn. Linebacker Clay Matthews has an NFL-wide reputation for relentless pursuit. McGinn believes there aren't enough players with that mentality... more

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has been openly critical of the bounty suspensions since the NFL first announced them. The courts eventually became involved, and the players have appealed their bans for the second time. Brees told Yahoo!... more

New York Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks took another step Saturday toward being active against the San Francisco 49ers -- he boarded the team plane. Jones: A fight to behold It doesn't get more physical than Giants vs. 49ers. Kimberly Jones... more

Ray Lewis has repeatedly answered questions about the Baltimore Ravens' not-as-dominant-as-before defense through the first five weeks of 2012. This time, the question centered on Lewis himself. The All-Pro linebacker laughed when asked if he still has... more

There is a bit of civility between the San Francisco 49ers and New York Giants after week full of public bickering. Jones: A fight to behold It doesn't get more physical than Giants vs. 49ers. Kimberly Jones says the defending champs face more... more

Matt Schaub defended teammate Andre Johnson from growing criticism about his play, the Houston Texans quarterback said on "NFL Total Access." Many have wondered if the Pro Bowl receiver has begun to slow down. NFL Network analyst Michael Lombardi said... more

Reggie Wayne might want to lay off the Mountain Dew. Then again, maybe not. The Indianapolis Colts Pro Bowl receiver had a career day in Week 5 against the Green Bay Packers with 13 receptions for 212 yards and a touchdown. He scored the game-winner in... more

Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy criticized the lack of production in practice this week. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers blamed himself, but also said rookies on the scout team have failed to provide the necessary tempo and looks for the offense.... more

The San Francisco 49ers can't forget what happened in January . They probably don't want to. The New York Giants defeated the 49ers in the waning moments of last season's NFC Championship Game en route to a Super Bowl victory. A late fumble by Kyle... more

Trying times call for strong leadership, and these are trying times in Green Bay. The Packers are 2-3 and have lost more games in the first five weeks than they had in the previous 23 games, including playoffs. Lombardi: The Pack is not back The... more

Drew Stanton never was going to start for the Detroit Lions. Not with Matthew Stafford on the roster. The New York Jets, however, led Stanton to believe he had a chance. Schein: Jets need to sit Sanchez The Jets should take their cues from another... more

New York Giants offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride pulled a veteran move before the trip to visit the San Francisco 49ers this weekend. He praised the 49ers' defenders, then gave the officials something to look for. Gilbride implied that defensive... more

Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen criticized the NFL for having a double standard during a Friday appearance on "NFL AM," saying the rulebook doesn't protect defensive players in the same way it does offensive players. The subject become a hot... more

Tight end Jermichael Finley began the 2010 season as the featured receiver in the Green Bay Packers' offense. Then he was lost for the year with a knee injury in Week 5. Lombardi: The Pack is not back The Packers aren't rolling like they did in 2011,... more

The real Chris Johnson replaced the hologram version -- the one that looks like CJ2K, but without the production -- Thursday night . The Tennessee Titans running back had his second-best game of the year with 91 yards on 19 attempts. He never had... more

Larry Foote was brutally honest in his assessment of his Pittsburgh Steelers after they were upset 26-23 by the Tennessee Titans on Thursday night. "We're not strong mentally," the veteran linebacker told KDKA-FM, via CBS Pittsburgh. "We don't look... more

Buffalo Bills general manager Buddy Nix is not a happy camper. His defense has allowed a combined 97 points in the past two weeks to the New England Patriots and San Francisco 49ers. That's 97 points in two  weeks. "What I see is not enough intensity... more

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was brutally honest about the issues slowing down the Green Bay offense. The reigning MVP took responsibility for his own play on his radio show with Jason Wilde on WAUK-AM in Milwaukee. "I haven't played as... more

The New York Jets can't catch a break. Or maybe they did. Jones: Jets searching for answers Onside kick? Fake punt? Gadget plays? The Jets will try anything -- except starting Tim Tebow, Kim Jones writes. More ... Nose tackle Kenrick Ellis... more

There's a youth movement in Indianapolis, but it was the veterans that set the tone in the Indianapolis Colts'  30-27 upset of the Green Bay Packers. Power Poll: Texans on top The Houston Texans check in at No. 1 in the NFL.com Power Poll for the... more

Fresh from the "Captain Obvious" file, we present Jason Garrett. The Dallas Cowboys coach has figured out the problem for America's Team. Power Poll: Texans on top The Houston Texans check in at No. 1 in the NFL.com Power Poll for the third straight... more

Remember when the New York Jets were all about being a physical team? Running the ball on offense and stopping it on defense? Jones: Jets searching for answers Onside kick? Fake punt? Gadget plays? The Jets will try anything -- except starting... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Lost in the emotion of the Indianapolis Colts' 30-27 win over the Green Bay Packers was a significant improvement on the field. The Colts were dominated along the line of scrimmage in the first half. They had been all season, and that... more

Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne fought through a rare case of cramps during his 13-catch, 212-yard effort Sunday. He hid it well considering the way he repeatedly torched the Green Bay Packers secondary. Rapoport: Colts win one for Chuck... more

Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay never had a moment like Sunday. He has been around football and the NFL most of his life. The franchise was passed down to him from his father, Robert. Irsay delivered the game ball from the 30-27 win over the Green... more

The early reports are good for Green Bay Packers nose tackle B.J. Raji. The anchor of the defensive line went down with an ankle injury while being blocked against the Indianapolis Colts in the second quarter. He did not return. On NFL Replay NFL... more

The fumbles keep coming for Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick. He has no explanation. Vick lost another fumble near the goal-line Sunday, this time during a 16-14 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. He now has six interceptions and five lost... more

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III plans to play this week against the Minnesota Vikings. He left the game Sunday's loss to the Atlanta Falcons with a concussion in the third quarter. Don't get us started on the Redskins' label of... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Everything seems to be a struggle for the Green Bay Packers these days. The offense just doesn't resemble the record-setting unit from 2011. The officials certainly haven't helped. Injuries are piling up. The Packers collapsed Sunday in... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay said he had one goal during the week leading up to Sunday's home meeting with the Green Bay Packers: Bring coach Chuck Pagano the game ball from a victory. That's exactly what he did. A clearly... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Green Bay Packers' medical staff was busy during Sunday's 30-27 loss to the Indianapolis Colts. Jeremiah: Key matchups in Week 5 Daniel Jeremiah provides the six biggest matchups on this weekend's docket, including Drew Brees vs.... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Indianapolis Colts linebacker Dwight Freeney is active Sunday against the Green Bay Packers for the first time since Week 1. He suffered a high ankle sprain against the Chicago Bears in the season opener . Darlington: Heart to Hartline... more

Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs wants to return to action Oct. 21 against the Houston Texans, ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported Sunday. The reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year had surgery in May to repair a partially torn Achilles tendon.... more

NFL Network analyst Michael Lombardi called Danny Amendola the best player on the St. Louis Rams' roster. The former NFL personnel executive said Sunday on "First on the Field" that the Rams immediately should sign the free agent-to-be to a long-term... more

Greg Jennings will be a free agent after 2012. The next few weeks will give the Green Bay Packers a taste of life without their star wide receiver. A groin injury has nagged since Week 1 and will sideline Jennings against the Indianapolis Colts on... more

Brandon Lloyd was a 1,400-yard receiver with the Denver Broncos in 2010. Denver's Champ Bailey was, and still is, one of the top cornerbacks in the NFL. Training camp drills between the two were plenty competitive. Breer: The men behind the rivalry... more

If anyone knows how to lock down Darren Sproles, it's the San Diego Chargers. Schein: Why Brees deserves blame Adam Schein believes the biggest culprit in the Saints' 0-4 start is escaping blame and wants to set the record straight. More ...... more

Indianapolis Colts defensive end Dwight Freeney, who hasn't played since suffering a high-ankle sprain in the team's season opener , will be a game-time decision for Sunday's game against the Green Bay Packers, according to the NFL Network's Ian Rapoport... more

Trent Richardson was absent from Cleveland Browns practice Friday to attend the birth of his third child, coach Pat Shurmur said, according to Mary Kay Cabot of The Plain Dealer . Shurmur said Richardson missing practice won't affect his status for... more

It didn't take long for Brandon Marshall to settle in with the Chicago Bears. Now he doesn't want to leave . Jeremiah: NFL quarterly report The first quarter is in the books. Who stood out? Who disappointed? Daniel Jeremiah has all the answers. More... more

Ninety-two players in the NFL have recorded an interception this season; twenty have multiple picks -- Chicago Bears cornerback Tim Jennings has four. Schein: Why Brees deserves blame Adam Schein believes the biggest culprit in the Saints' 0-4 start... more

Green Bay Packers fans have a reputation for invading opposing teams' stadiums. The Atlanta Falcons saw it the past two seasons, and the Cheeseheads turned San Diego's Qualcomm Stadium into West Lambeau in 2011. Indianapolis Colts interim coach Bruce... more

Running back Trent Richardson sees a chink in the defending champs' armor he believes the Cleveland Browns can exploit Sunday . The New York Giants allowed Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy to rush for 123 yards last week , including 91 around... more

New York Jets coach Rex Ryan has not been pushed to start Tim Tebow, general manager Mike Tannenbaum said on Thursday. The Tebow question moved to the forefront, as we knew it would, after the Jets were torched 34-0 by the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews tends to draw extra attention on a weekly basis. Straight double teams. Chips from tight ends and backs. Anything to slow down the long-haired whirling dervish. Interim coach Bruce Arians said... more

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder was limited in practice for the second day in a row Thursday. Coach Leslie Frazier, however, said his quarterback looked better than Wednesday. Brooks: NFL's most improved team The Vikings have stunned... more

The NFL announced its players of the month for September on Thursday, and the early leader for most valuable player headlines the group. Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan was tabbed NFC Offensive Player of the Month after powering his team to a 4-0... more

There has been an inordinate amount of recent attention paid to quarterback behavior outside of the chalk. Breer: MJD bucks holdout trend Maurice Jones-Drew hasn't skipped a beat after his holdout. The Jaguars star explains why to Albert Breer . More... more

Tom Brady and Peyton Manning are bosom buddies, apparently. New England Patriots and Indianapolis Colts fans, meanwhile, just threw up. Peyton Manning Manning told reporters Wednesday that his one-time nemesis gave him regular support during... more

The NFL granted New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees' request that coach Sean Payton, interim coach Joe Vitt and general manager Mickey Loomis be allowed to attend Sunday night's game against the San Diego Chargers. Brees game-by-game Drew Brees... more

Joshua Cribbs said his family no longer wants him to play football. The Cleveland Browns wide receiver/return man was knocked out cold during a loss to the Baltimore Ravens last week. Linebacker Dannell Ellerbe unleashed the type of hit that makes you... more

Detroit Lions safety Louis Delmas practiced Wednesday for the first time since July 31. Delmas, who had surgery on his left knee Aug. 7, said he could have been back sooner. "I could've practiced last week," Delmas told the Detroit Free Press. "Yeah,... more

A lingering groin injury couldn't have come at a worse time for Green Bay Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings. The seventh-year veteran is coming off consecutive Pro Bowl seasons and is in the final year of his contract. He's in line for, probably, the... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy watched quarterback Aaron Rodgers develop from a high-ceiling, first-round draft pick into a Super Bowl and regular-season MVP. This week , he prepares for a highly touted No. 1 overall pick in... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- The goal for the Indianapolis Colts this week is to keep emotions in check and focus on the Green Bay Packers. Plain and simple. Colts coach Chuck Pagano was diagnosed with acute promyelocytic leukemia last week and has been... more

Aaron Rodgers, like everyone else, was thrilled to have the regular officials back on the field this past week. The Green Bay Packers quarterback had a special pregame moment with the crew. "I was obviously happy to see those guys back," Rodgers said... more

Send home the lip-readers. Cancel the private investigators. Wes Welker spilled the beans. New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was caught on camera Sunday dropping an expletive-laced phrase that just happens to rhyme with "puck you, stitches."... more

Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin told reporters it's a "safe assessment" that safety Troy Polamalu, linebacker James Harrison and running back Rashard Mendenhall will play Sunday vs. the Philadelphia Eagles. Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reporter Alan... more

Did the Detroit Lions believe they had arrived? A 10-6 season and a playoff berth had Ford Field packed and Detroiters actually complimenting the organization. That's a seismic shift in the D. Four games into 2012, and the high scoring offense,... more

Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker could miss multiple games after his second shoulder dislocation of the season. The medical staff had to pop the shoulder back into place Sunday against the Houston Texans . Again. Dr. Mike Pagnani, director of... more

Whatever beef Percy Harvin had with the Minnesota Vikings is a distant memory . The multifaceted receiver leads the NFL with 689 all-purpose yards and is in the midst of his best season as a professional. That didn't seem possible during a three-day... more

Devin Hester complained this week that he wanted a larger role in the offense . What a difference one play can make . The Chicago Bears' receiver/return man extraordinaire had three receptions for 38 yards Monday Night, but it was the 34-yard touchdown... more

Someone on Twitter called it the best bad game you could have. Apologies for not noting the author, but the concept stuck with me. The box score makes Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant look darn good this morning . Eight receptions for 105 yards --... more

New York Jets receiver Santonio Holmes will not play this week and there is no timetable for his return, the New York Daily News' Manish Mehta tweeted . Are the New York Jets in free fall? Rex Ryan and the Jets had high hopes for 2012. After a... more

Anybody who has had a loved one diagnosed with cancer knows it's a nasty disease. Chemotherapy weakens the body as the treatment kills both cancerous and normal cells. Indianapolis Colts coach Chuck Pagano has already begun chemotherapy in an attempt to... more

Running back Rashard Mendenhall is set to return to the Pittsburgh Steelers this week after ACL surgery in January. His return has been much-anticipated as the Steelers ranked the No. 31 rushing offense in the NFL. The Steelers host the Philadelphia... more

The New York Jets have signed cornerback Aaron Berry to a two-year deal, Berry's agent, Audie Attar, confirmed to NFL.com and NFL Network reporter Ian Rapoport. Are the New York Jets in free fall? Rex Ryan and the Jets had high hopes for 2012. After... more

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III continues to impress on a weekly basis. The physical tools are obvious. He certainly can take a hit. Griffin showed his knowledge of the offense and an ability to run the show on the final drive of a... more

The Houston Texans were a heavy favorite against the Tennessee Titans, but the underdogs took a much-needed stride Sunday. They saw signs of life from Chris Johnson. CJ2K ran for 141 yards on 25 carries to reach the 100-yard plateau for the first time... more

Tim Tebow said all the right things following the New York Jets' embarrassing 34-0 loss to the San Fransisco 49ers on Sunday. Many fans and media called for the quarterback to replace Mark Sanchez after another poor outing. Are the New York Jets in... more

September

Rex Ryan had one of his signature moments during his postgame interview after the San Francisco 49ers destroyed his New York Jets 34-0 on Sunday. "I was going to say we got our butt kicked, but really, we got our ass kicked," the Jets' coach said.... more

Everyone wondered how the New York Jets would fare Sunday without cornerback Darrelle Revis, but all eyes were on their quarterback by the end of the day. The San Francisco 49ers went into MetLife Stadium and trounced the Jets 34-0 as Mark Sanchez was... more

New York Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes injured his foot on the first snap of the fourth quarter in Sunday's 34-0 loss to the San Francisco 49ers , was carted to the locker room and didn't return. Holmes caught a pass for 4 yards in the right flat... more

Some people just can't get it right. Harrison: Week 4 Power Rankings The Houston Texans are surging, but are they the best in the NFL? See where they rank according to Elliot Harrison . More ... Fox Sports insider and NFL Network contributor... more

The much-ballyhooed Tim Tebow Wildcat experience has been all talk and no substance . The New York Jets have averaged 3.1 yards on 25 plays with Tebow on the field, according to ESPN Stats & Information, via ESPNNewYork.com. The offense averaged 5.4 yards... more

The Buffalo Bills will have both of their top running backs available for the AFC East matchup against the New England Patriots. NFL Network's Stacey Dales reported Fred Jackson will start after missing the last two games with a sprained knee... more

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo will not continue to negotiate a contract extension until the season ends. Romo does not want the talks to become a distraction. "We talked. We thought he had an interest, and he knows we have an interest,"... more

Washington Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon will be active against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, the team said. Garcon (foot) was listed as questionable and hasn't played since Week 1 . Expect the Redskins to limit Garcon's snaps as well,... more

Sorry fantasy owners, LeSean McCoy is content. The Philadelphia Eagles running back's numbers are down across the board. McCoy, however, is getting more touches per game (23) than in 2011 (21.4). "I don't think that there's ever a time that I have... more

Atlanta Falcons receiver Roddy White chuckled at the implication that the New York Giants tandem of Victor Cruz and Hakeem Nicks might be better than he and Julio Jones. The question was asked by NFL Network analyst Michael Irvin in an interview that will... more

The Chicago Bears are 2-1 with the most talent at the offensive skill positions than at any time in recent memory, but Devin Hester is unhappy . The receiver/returner has just two receptions and two rushes in 2012. "It's hard being one of the top... more

Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews knows his team is desperate for a win with a 1-2 record, and more losses than they had all last season. Things also haven't gone as planned for the 0-3 New Orleans Saints, who will visit Lambeau Field this... more

The New England Patriots offense was set to feature its two nightmare matchups in tight ends Aaron Hernandez and Rob Gronkowski. The duo signed offseason contracts worth a combined maximum of $95 million. Now, both are banged up. Hernandez is out with... more

Calvin Johnson leads the NFL in receiving yards (369) and is ranked No. 3 in receptions (24). Those numbers are pretty impressive considering Megatron is shadowed by two or three defenders on most plays. Still, Johnson's Detroit Lions are 1-2,... more

The miracles of modern medicine. Kobe Bryant had his blood spun in Germany. Adrian Peterson just might be The Six Million Dollar Man. And New York Jets coach Rex Ryan is preparing for Darrelle Revis to play in the Super Bowl. (There's a lot... more

The Green Bay Packers-Seattle Seahawks game on "Monday Night Football" will be remembered as the straw that broke the NFL referees lockout. But the blown final call overshadowed a horrendous half by the Packers' offensive line. Packers quarterback Aaron... more

Jared Allen has to love the Detroit Lions. He had six sacks in two games against the Honolulu Blue and Silver in 2011 and 12.5 during his NFL career. The Lions host the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday and could look at a 1-3 start if Allen runs wild again... more

Manu Ginobili would have been proud. Cleveland Browns offensive tackle Joe Thomas executed a flop for the ages during the Browns' 23-16 loss to the Baltimore Ravens during "Thursday Night Football." Ravens linebacker Paul Kruger shoved the... more

The legend of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson and his Wolverine-like healing ability continues to grow. Most human beings would be slowly working their way back from an anterior cruciate ligament tear. Peterson has received a full... more

Life-long dreams weren't all they were cracked up to be for the replacement officials. There was a collective sigh of relief from the football world as the previously locked-out officials returned to the field Thursday night . The crew even received a... more

Thursday was an encouraging day for the Miami Dolphins' offense. Not so much for the defense. The Dolphins' top offensive weapon, running back Reggie Bush, practiced on a limited basis just four days after being diagnosed with a left knee bruise. The... more

Reggie Wayne went to five Pro Bowls with Peyton Manning putting the ball in the air in Indianapolis. So, what was his first advice for the new Colts quarterback Andrew Luck? Throw it to the open guy. Oh, and I'm always open. Luck and Wayne have been... more

Reigning MVP Aaron Rodgers did not hold back his criticism of the NFL and the replacement officials during his weekly radio show on ESPN Milwaukee. The Green Bay Packers quarterback admitted Tuesday he's still a little numb because of the loss to the... more

Brandon Marshall took the high road, kind of, in response to a name-calling moment by NFL Network analyst Warren Sapp. Sapp called Marshall a "retard" during a Friday appearance on "The Dan Patrick Show." Marshall then posted two videos on YouTube.com ,... more

Punter Brian Moorman was released by the Buffalo Bills on Tuesday, Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com reported . The two-time All-Pro spent his entire 12-year career with the Bills. The Buffalo News' Tim Graham tweeted that the Bills made the move... more

Andy Reid's Michael Vick endorsement wasn't exactly a ringing one . The Philadelphia Eagles coach said Monday: "Right now we're with Michael. We'll evaluate it as we go." Reid further explained his thoughts that evening during his radio show on 94WIP... more

Add center Dominic Raiola to the list of those taking blame for the final play of the Detroit Lions' 44-41 overtime loss to the Tennessee Titans. The Lions were supposed to try to draw the defense offsides on fourth-and-1 from the Tennessee 7-yard... more

Replacement officials have taken over all discussion about "Monday Night Football ," but don't overlook the fact that the Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks put on a defensive clinic, too. Russell Wilson The Packers gave up just 238 yards... more

Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy admitted he was slow to adjust his offensive plan after the Seattle Seahawks dominated the first 30 minutes of "Monday Night Football." "The offense didn't do our part in the first half," McCarthy told... more

Yes, Green Bay Packers cornerback M.D. Jennings picked off the Hail Mary. Yes, Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Golden Tate got away with an obvious push-off on cornerback Sam Shields. But to play devil's advocate, the Packers made several mistakes in... more

Matt Flynn spent his first four seasons in Green Bay before signing with the Seattle Seahawks as a free agent quarterback this offseason. He expected to be the starter, but lost the job to rookie Russell Wilson. The Seahawks will host Flynn's old... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew has quelled any thoughts that he might follow in Tennessee Titans counterpart Chris Johnson's footsteps. The player formerly known as CJ2K hasn't been the same since he held out before... more

Sunday was just another ho-hum, odd day for Dez Bryant. Everyone asked last week: What was wrong with the Dallas Cowboys star receiver? Quarterback Tony Romo said earlier in the week he wasn't worried about Bryant . Well, Bryant had a 44-yard punt... more

The big play is the quickest way to swing a game and the easiest way to lose one defensively. Defensive coordinators preach it around the NFL on a daily basis. The Detroit Lions gave up long touchdowns in every way conceivable Sunday during a 44-41 loss... more

Joe Flacco likely earned another fist full of dollars Sunday night as he lets his play negotiate for him . On NFL Replay NFL Replay will re-air the Baltimore Ravens' 31-30 win over the New England Patriots in Week 3 on Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 9... more

Apparently, this is going to get worse before it gets better. The replacement officials had another rough night in prime time during the Baltimore Ravens' 31-30 win against the New England Patriots. Questionable flags were thrown throughout the night... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indianapolis Colts lost 22-17 to the Jacksonville Jaguars on a busted defensive play with 45 seconds remaining. They might not have been in that position had coach Chuck Pagano been a little more aggressive the previous series.... more

Sometimes simplicity is underrated. The Detroit Lions trailed the Titans 44-41 in overtime Sunday and had driven to the Tennessee 7-yard line. They faced fourth-and-1 but had kicker Jason Hanson, the franchise scoring leader who was 4 for 4 on... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Hearts stopped when Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Austin Collie hit the Lucas Oil Stadium turf Sunday in the third quarter of a 22-17 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars . Collie was in action for the first time since suffering... more

The Detroit Lions aren't worried about Matthew Stafford. Maybe that's why they get paid the big bucks. To the rest of us, Stafford seems a bit off. He threw three first-half interceptions in the season opener before a fourth-quarter rally defeated the... more

Mikel Leshoure made his regular-season debut for the Detroit Lions in Sunday's game against the Tennessee Titans. The running back ran for a 3-yard gain on his first carry. Jeremiah: Six matchups to watch Week 3 features many marquee matchups.... more

The Washington Redskins are just getting started, according to tight end Fred Davis. The Redskins (1-1) are the highest scoring team in the NFL with an average of 34 points per game. Jeremiah: Six matchups to watch W