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Kevin Patra

Kevin Patra


Kevin Patra has been writing for NFL.com since 2013 after a three-year run on the NFL Network newsdesk. He is more handsome than he appears.


May

Washington Redskins guard Arie Kouandjio is preparing for surgery. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday that Kouandjio will undergo surgery to repair a partially torn quad later this week, according to a source informed of the planned... more

The sale of the Carolina Panthers to hedge fund manager David Tepper is expected to be executed soon. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported the sale of the Panthers from Jerry Richardson to Tepper is moving along and a deal could get done Tuesd... more

Denver Broncos running back De'Angelo Henderson avoided major injury after being the victim of an automotive accident. "We're thankful that Broncos RB De'Angelo Henderson sustained only minor injuries as one of several accident victims when a car... more

J.J. Watt has played a total of eight games since winning his third Defensive Player of the Year award in 2015. Despite lingering concerns that Watt's recent history of back issues and a brutal knee injury in 2017, Houston Texans coach Bill O'Brien... more

Might we finally see some movement on the free-agent safety market? NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports the Indianapolis Colts are taking a look at a pair of free-agent safeties: Tre Boston and Kenny Vaccaro . Boston and Vaccaro represent t... more

For any NFL team without a franchise quarterback, the search for that figure becomes all-encompassing. Finding an answer at the most vital position in football makes or breaks organizations. It's why the New England Patriots have won 14 of the past... more

Free agency is mostly done. The draft has been wrapped up in a tight bow. We've hit the portion of the NFL calendar where over the next several months the void will be filled mostly by large men running around in shorts, sans pads. The gap in the... more

The Detroit Lions signed five draft picks as rookie minicamp opens, including first-round pick Frank Ragnow. The No. 20 overall selection, Ragnow signed a four-year deal expected to be worth around $11.8 million total. As with all first-round... more

On Friday, Josh McDaniels spoke to the New England media en masse for the first time since spurning the Indianapolis Colts to remain the Patriots' offensive coordinator. McDaniels said he's "thankful" for the opportunity to continue to working in N... more

Might the Carolina Panthers have a new owner before Memorial Day? NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Friday that Panthers owner Jerry Richardson has zeroed in on hedge fund manager David Tepper as the best candidate to buy the team, accordin... more

The Indianapolis Colts locked up Andrew Luck's new road-grading interior lineman ahead of rookie minicamp. The team announced No. 6 overall pick Quenton Nelson signed his four-year rookie contract. As with all first-round picks, the deal comes with... more

Most rookies will report for work this weekend. Twenty-two NFL teams are holding their rookie minicamps over the next two to three days: Arizona Cardinals, Atlanta Falcons, Buffalo Bills, Carolina Panthers, Chicago Bears, Cincinnati Bengals, Dall... more

Ben Roethlisberger is taking heat for comments made about the Pittsburgh Steelers' selection of Mason Rudolph with a third-round pick. After the entrenched starter questioned why the team would draft a backup quarterback instead of a player who cou... more

Ten days into May, Dez Bryant still doesn't have an NFL home. With the deadline passing for free-agent signees figuring into the compensatory picks formula, Bryant's status could change in short order if any team is willing to take a chance on a fo... more

Tom Brady's offensive line is dealing with another issue this offseason. Left guard Joe Thuney is preparing for upcoming foot surgery, ESPN's Mike Reiss reported Thursday . Thuney's surgery isn't expected to threaten his availability when the sea... more

New Orleans Saints players are beginning to deal with the realization they won't have the team's leading rusher, Mark Ingram, for the first four games of the 2018 season. Following his suspension, Ingram is set to miss tilts against the Buccaneers,... more

There is no greater bargain in sports than a starting NFL quarterback on a rookie contract. That deal grows by the nth degree when that quarterback is a mid-to-late-round pick, like Dak Prescott. After paying Prescott pennies, the Dallas Cowboys br... more

Matt Jones will join the Super Bowl champions. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported that the running back is signing with the Philadelphia Eagles on Wednesday. The team later announced Jones had signed a two-year deal. Jones won a three-back... more

A day after the Mark Ingram was suspended four games for violating the NFL policy on performance-enhancing substances, his representative, David Jones, released a statement stating that the New Orleans Saints running back will explore his options onc... more

When Seattle's 950 KJR-AM announced it hired former Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril, the press release conspicuously omitted any mention of the pass-rusher officially retiring. Instead, it simply referred to the move as the "next chapter" of Avril... more

Jon Gruden's Raiders spent the offseason importing a wave of new receiving threats for Derek Carr, signing Jordy Nelson and trading for Martavis Bryant and Ryan Switzer during the draft . On the high side of the potential bell curve, combining Nel... more

A month and a half ago, New York Giants co-owner John Mara spent his time with the media strategically refusing to deny his team could consider trading star Odell Beckham Jr. Now Mara is back to talking about keeping OBJ in a Big Blue jersey for a lo... more

Chicago Bears first-round pick Roquan Smith was the victim of robbery over the weekend. The Athens-Clarke County Police Department in Georgia confirmed to NFL.com that Smith reported several items stolen from his 2018 BMW X5 on Saturday. Among th... more

The New York Giants spent the offseason bolstering Eli Manning's prospects for prolonging his career. Big Blue drafted three-down running back Saquon Barkley with the No. 2 overall pick, swiped guard Will Hernandez a round later, and made left tack... more

Injuries have relegated the world's most dominant defensive football player to just eight games in two years. Almost seven months after suffering a brutal left tibial plateau fracture, J.J. Watt is on the mend. "I feel great," Watt said, via the te... more

One year later, the Dallas Cowboys are still trying to replace Lance Dunbar, and they're apparently on the backup to the backup plan. After the Cowboys traded for Tavon Austin during the draft, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported that Dallas... more

Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll publicly acknowledged Earl Thomas' absence from the team's voluntary offseason workouts for the first time and noted he's unsure the safety will show up at all this spring. "We'll find out," Carroll said this wee... more

Carson Wentz is still eyeing Week 1 for his return. Speaking Monday on NFL Network's Good Morning Football the Philadelphia Eagles' quarterback reiterated that he's still on track after tearing his ACL in Week 14. "Rehab has been great. Obviousl... more

NFL rookie minicamps are a time for newbs to dive into the playbook, get a taste of coaches and earn instruction to inform the rest of their offseason. Outside of those amorphous benefits, there was tangible on-field work done over the weekend. Cas... more

UPDATE: NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported later Friday that Brian Cushing's visit to Oakland has been cancelled. After signing veteran Derrick Johnson, the Oakland Raiders are bringing in another 30-plus-year-old free agent linebacker for a... more

Derrick Johnson will put on a Raiders jersey in 2018. The former Kansas City Chiefs great signed with Oakland on Friday, NFL Network's Mike Silver reported. The team later made the announcement official. The agreement comes a day after Johnson vi... more

During Jason Witten's retirement ceremony Thursday, the Dallas Cowboys tight end began with a story about Bill Parcells. As Witten told it, during his rookie campaign, following a broken jaw, the Cowboys coach walked into the trainers' room and tol... more

Some rookies are getting right to work this weekend. Eight NFL teams open their rookie minicamps Friday, May 4, with another joining on Saturday. The three-day session runs through Sunday, May 6. Those nine teams holding their rookie camp this we... more

The NFL draft came and went with Earl Thomas remaining a Seattle Seahawk. That didn't mean teams didn't sniff around about the All-Pro safety. Seahawks general manager John Schneider said after the draft "a number of clubs" called about Thomas, and... more

After the Philadelphia Eagles eschewed running backs in the NFL draft, then re-signed Darren Sproles to a new deal, the assumption was the 34-year-old would have a notable role in the offense. Sproles' new contract reflects that expectation. NFL... more

The New York Jets have begun the thinning of their crowded quarterback room. Gang Green released quarterback Bryce Petty, the team confirmed on Thursday. The New York Daily News first reported the news. The decision comes as no surprise after t... more

Bruce Arians is tailor-made for TV. That's where he'll be this fall during football season. CBS announced Thursday that the former Arizona Cardinals coach will work in a three-man booth with Greg Gumbel and Trent Green in 2018. Jamie Erdahl handles... more

Questions about Aaron Rodgers' contract will persist until a deal is done to keep the new Milwaukee Bucks minority owner in Green Bay for the long haul. New Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst said Thursday on NBC Sports that he believes a new... more

The Oakland Raiders are kicking the tires on a longtime great of one of their archrivals. Ex-Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson is visiting Oakland today, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported, per a source informed of the trip. ESPN fi... more

Jason Witten will, in fact, hang up his cleats. The Dallas Cowboys' all-time great informed Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and coach Jason Garrett he will retire to join the Monday Night Football crew, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo and NFL Network Inside... more

For the last few years, the Denver Broncos' offseasons have been embroiled in quarterback competitions. Case Keenum's signing ends that string of uncertainty. "I appreciate it, for sure," receiver Emmanuel Sanders said, via the team's official webs... more

Last year the Jacksonville Jaguars declared picking up Blake Bortles' fifth-year option was a "smart business decision ." This time around, the team is making a different choice when it comes to a first-round pick's option year. NFL Network's Mike... more

For the second straight season, the Chicago Bears will decline the fifth-year option of their former first-round pick. NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported Wednesday the Bears won't pick up the 2019 option for receiver Kevin White, per a source inf... more

The Arizona Cardinals drafted Sam Bradford's replacement in the first-round last week, trading up to grab former UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen with the No. 10 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. Despite the potentially uncomfortable dichotomy, there... more

While Tony Romo backs his former teammate , one Dallas Cowboys executive isn't making Dez Bryant's search for a new squad any easier. Cowboys vice president of player personnel Will McClay spoke Tuesday on ESPN 103.3 FM explaining one reason for cu... more

NFL teams benefit from a collectively bargained rookie wage scale that provided clubs with a fifth-year option for all first-round selections. The deadline to pick up those options is prior to May 3 following the player's third season, per the CBA .... more

With the Los Angeles Chargers saying goodbye to future Hall of Fame tight end Antonio Gates, the team is officially passing the torch to Hunter Henry. The third-year tight end understands he's under pressure to fill big shoes. "When I came in, it... more

With the NFL draft in the rearview, all eyes will turn to the last big story strand whipping in the warm wind of spring: Where will Dez Bryant land ? The ex-Dallas Cowboys receiver predictably had to wait until after the draft to find the best land... more

In an effort to make football safer, the NFL is looking at modifying the most dangerous play: kickoffs. NFL executive vice president Troy Vincent, speaking at the league's two-day coaching summit on new proposed rule changes, emphasized the NFL is... more

Months after Super Bowl LII we still aren't any closer to understanding the real reason Bill Belichick benched Malcolm Butler in the Patriots' loss to the Eagles. Belichick predictably refused to provide detail. Butler surprisingly gave no legitima... more

April

The Indianapolis Colts have an apprentice coach on hand as they began Phase 2 of offseason workouts. That teacher happens to be one of the team's all-time greats, Reggie Wayne. New Colts coach Frank Reich invited Wayne to be a volunteer coach worki... more

The collateral damage stemming from the NFL draft is beginning to manifest. After selecting two defensive tackles in the draft this weekend, the Washington Redskins thinned their D-Line group by releasing Terrell McClain , NFL Network Insider Ian... more

The Buffalo Bills traded up to obtain the services of Josh Allen. The team won't hand the rookie the starting gig right off the bat, however. Bills general manager Brandon Beane said Monday on WGR-AM 550 in Buffalo †that Allen will begin as the tea... more

After five quarterbacks were drafted in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft, Mason Rudolph had to wait until a quarter of the way through the third round to hear his name called by the Pittsburgh Steelers. The gap between the top five QBs taken -... more

The Cleveland Browns eschewing pass rusher Bradley Chubb in favor of corner Denzel Ward was one of the semi-overlooked surprising aspects of last week's first round. When Chubb fell to No. 4, most analysts expected the Browns to snatch up the conse... more

The Dallas Cowboys finally selected a receiver in the third round of the 2018 NFL Draft. America's Team selected Colorado State wideout Michael Gallup with the No. 81 overall pick. The 6-foot-1 wideout earned a second-team All-American honor in 2... more

The Washington Redskins ended running back Derrius Guice's draft free fall. The Redskins grabbed the LSU running back with the No. 59 overall selection in the 2018 NFL Draft. Guice is a first-round talent who slid to the second-round due to off-f... more

The Arizona Cardinals nabbed a receiver in the second round to go along with their first-round quarterback. The Desert Birds selected Texas A&M receiver Christian Kirk with the No. 47 overall pick Friday night. The 5-foot-11 wideout is a home-gro... more

The Tennessee Titans jumped up to stop the draft freefall of pass rusher Harold Landry. The Titans traded up with the Oakland Raiders at No. 41 overall to snag the Boston College edge rusher. Tennessee shipped the No. 57 and 89 overall picks to the... more

The Cleveland Browns kicked off Day 2 of the 2018 NFL Draft by continuing to remake a previously dead-on-arrival offense, adding protection and a bruising running back for new quarterback Baker Mayfield. The Browns tapped offensive lineman Austin... more

Cam Newton had two words for his coach after the Carolina Panthers selected receiver D.J. Moore in the first round Thursday night: "Thank you," Newton said in a text, Ron Rivera relayed to the media. "It was cool to see him react the way he did,"... more

The first round is over, but the drama isn't dead. One situation left twisting in the wind Friday is the future of Pro Bowl safety Earl Thomas in Seattle. If the Seahawks manage to trade the dynamic defender it almost certainly would have to happ... more

Most media draft analysts ranked Rashaad Penny behind several other running backs still on the board when the Seattle Seahawks swiped the San Diego State product with the No. 27 overall pick. In NFL front offices, however, Penny was a popular playe... more

Apparently we didn't leave the hyperbolic comments in the pre-draft nights. After eschewing any trade offers for the No. 2 overall pick, New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman boasted that running back Saquon Barkley was a football player s... more

For the first time in his career, Joe Flacco has legitimate competition for the starting quarterback job, as the Baltimore Ravens traded back into the first round Thursday night to swipe Heisman Trophy-winning signal-caller Lamar Jackson. With the... more

The Pittsburgh Steelers had a surprise guest announce their first selection of the 2018 NFL Draft. Injured Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier walked on to the stage in Dallas holding the hand of his fiancée, Michelle. Shazier announced the Steeler... more

Carolina Panthers general manager Marty Hurney once drafted Steve Smith. This year he selected the player Steve Smith called his "spirit animal": receiver D.J. Moore. The Panthers grabbed the Maryland product with the No. 24 pick, making him the fi... more

The Los Angeles Chargers had the top-ranked safety in the 2018 NFL Draft fall in their lap. The Chargers selected Derwin James with the No. 17 overall pick. The Florida State product owns all the traits of a future Pro Bowl-caliber safety. At... more

The Arizona Cardinals made a move for their franchise quarterback. The Cards traded up to the No. 10 overall pick to snag UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen. Arizona sent the No. 15 pick, a 3rd-round pick (No. 79) and a fifth-round selection (No. 152) t... more

The Indianapolis Colts bolstered Andrew Luck's security on Thursday night. Indy plucked Notre Dame guard Quenton Nelson with the No. 6 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. Nelson, the first offensive lineman off the board, is a nasty road-grader w... more

Moments before the 2018 NFL Draft opens, quarterback Josh Allen is on an apology tour for tweets sent when he was in high school, which were unearthed Wednesday night . On NFL Network Thursday evening, the Wyoming quarterback took responsibility fo... more

Greg Olsen is getting paid. The Carolina Panthers tight end agreed to terms on a two-year extension worth $17.1 million total, with a potential max value of $20.1 million, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a source informed of the deal... more

In the lead up to Thursday night's draft, the New Orleans Saints are doing their due diligence on moving up. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported the Saints have made plenty of calls about making a big leap up from the No. 27 overall pick, per... more

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will reportedly retain running back Charles Sims. The Bucs agreed to terms with Sims on a one-year deal, the team announced on Thursday. Sims, 27, flashed as a pass-catching scat back in 2015, combining with Doug Martin a... more

Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan put in a bid to buy London's Wembley Stadium. Khan, who also owns the Fulham Football Club, announced his attempt to purchase the stadium, which hosted its first American Football game in 2007. The Jaguars have... more

By any NFL standard, Eli Manning is getting old. Just don't tell that to the New York Giants' 37-year-old quarterback. "Thirty-seven is not old," he said Wednesday, via the New York Daily News . "I think 37 is young, so it's all perspective."... more

No quarterback enters Thursday night's draft with more swagger than Oklahoma signal-caller Baker Mayfield. On the eve of the draft, the shoo-in top 10 pick and his family turned back the clock to emulate one of the most swaggerific quarterbacks of al... more

We have more proof the New England Patriots are legitimately interested in quarterback Lamar Jackson. On the heels of NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport's report that the Pats hosted the Louisville QB at Foxborough , Jenny Vrentas of Sports Illustrat... more

Jim Kelly is headed home. The Bills' Hall of Fame quarterback is returning to Buffalo on Wednesday following surgery to remove cancer from his jaw. On Tuesday, Kelly announced he was returning to the shores of Lake Erie after surgery and rehab in... more

Last year the New York Giants' facility was a morass of drama, insolence and apathy. It won't continue this season under the new regime, Janoris Jenkins says. "I promise y'all that Jackrabbit says it won't happen this year, what happened last year,... more

Dez Bryant likely won't find a home this week. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday that Bryant isn't expected to sign prior to the NFL draft, which opens Thursday, per sources informed of the decision. Rapoport added that the ex-Dal... more

Derek Carr got his first real taste of Jon Gruden's offense the Oakland Raiders opened veteran minicamp Tuesday. The quarterback said he hit the ground running. "We went out there and we practiced and it didn't feel like a Day 1," Carr said, via Je... more

Dalvin Cook had a promising rookie campaign cut painfully short due to a left knee ACL tear after just four weeks. The Minnesota Vikings running back isn't about to let the injury affect a second season. Cook burst onto the scene in his first game... more

Pete Carroll isn't going to sit by and let former players take shots at his coaching methods. The Seattle Seahawks head coach was criticized by ex-defenders Richard Sherman -- who said Carroll's philosophy was "more built for college" -- and Micha... more

The Tennessee Titans are taking a page from the "no duh" playbook. The Titans exercised quarterback Marcus Mariota's fifth-year contract option Tuesday, a source informed of the situation told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. The move comes after... more

When the Los Angeles Chargers made receiver Mike Williams the No. 7 overall draft pick last year, the team envisioned the rookie taking advantage of single coverage with Keenan Allen patrolling the slot and Travis Benjamin and Tyrell Williams as burn... more

Five NFL teams will be on the field for coaching instructions for the next three days. The Detroit Lions, Indianapolis Colts, New York Giants, Oakland Raiders and Tennessee Titans kick off voluntary minicamp today through Thursday, April 26. Team... more

The New York Giants are closing in on trading a former first-round -- no, not that one. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported the Giants have had trade discussions centered around offensive tackle Ereck Flowers , per sources informed of the... more

As the last great quarterback to lead the New York Jets to glory, Joe Namath's opinion still carries weight in the Empire City. Broadway Joe, like the rest of us, eagerly awaits the Jets selecting a QB at No. 3 overall in Thursday's NFL draft. Duri... more

The San Francisco 49ers are electing to allow the judicial process to play out before deciding on the future of linebacker Reuben Foster. Speaking to the media on Monday, general manager John Lynch noted that the "gravity" of the charges is not los... more

Willie Snead will officially become a member of the Baltimore Ravens. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports the New Orleans Saints will not match the Ravens' offer sheet made to Snead, which the receiver signed on Friday , per a source informed... more

Jon Gruden's return to coaching will take to the practice field for the first time on Tuesday as the Oakland Raiders open their veteran minicamp. After two weeks of simple conditioning, Gruden will finally get to coach his players on the field. The... more

Ahead of the Thursday's draft, most NFL teams will attempt to fill some of the remaining holes on their rosters with stopgap players, negating some of the necessity of over-drafting certain positions. In that vein, the New York Jets are working out... more

The New England Patriots have done their due diligence on the most dynamic quarterback in this week's draft. The Patriots hosted Lamar Jackson on a Top 30 pre-draft visit, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per sources informed of the meeti... more

Baltimore continues the search to upgrade its receiving corps, but appear to be out on Dez Bryant. The Ravens signed New Orleans Saints restricted free agent wideout Willie Snead to a two-year offer sheet worth up to $10.4 million, NFL Network Insi... more

The Indianapolis Colts already traded down once in this year's NFL draft. General Manager Chris Ballard would be open to doing it again before the team makes their first selection next Thursday. Joining NFL Network's Good Morning Football on Frid... more

If what's past is prologue, the Los Angeles Chargers should be marking down an L for their Week 1 matchup versus the Kansas City Chiefs. K.C. has owned Philip Rivers and the Chargers in recent seasons. L.A. has lost the past eight meetings agains... more

Earl Thomas is skipping voluntary workouts, but Seattle Seahawks general manager John Schneider isn't worried about his All-Pro safety holding out later this summer. At a charity event on Thursday night, Schneider dismissed a question about whether... more

The NFL's annual Thursday Night Kickoff in 2018 is one for the birds. The Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles will begin their defense of the Lombardi Trophy hosting the Atlanta Falcons on Sept. 6 at 8:20 p.m. ET on NBC. The matchup pits the... more

Jon Gruden spent the last nine NFL seasons working in a booth for Monday Night Football . The new Oakland Raiders' leader kicks off his return to coaching on the same program. This time from the sidelines. The Raiders open their 2018 campaign in We... more

Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy's No. 1 job is to take Mitchell Trubisky to the next level. There is another former first-round pick who also needs aid. Wide receiver Kevin White has been as big of a disappointment as any top-10 pick in recent memory... more

Marcus Williams enjoyed a sensational rookie season. Unfortunately for the New Orleans Saints safety, most will only remember one play: a missed tackle of Stefon Diggs on the "Minnesota Miracle " that led to the last-second playoff loss. "I've alw... more

The NFL is full of players coming from nowhere to lead their team. Heck, the greatest of all time, Tom Brady, was a sixth-round pick. Alex Collins is plowing well-worn ground in his quest to prove he's a No. 1 running back. "That's my main focus,... more

Matthew Stafford is currently in an exclusive club as the only man on the planet drafted No. 1 overall by an 0-16 NFL team. The Detroit Lions' quarterback is likely about to greet another club member next week. Barring an unforeseen trade out of th... more

Reunited and it feels so good... Vernon Davis spent his first seven seasons with Alex Smith in San Francisco. Now, six years later the grizzled veterans are reuniting in D.C. The tight end spoke glowingly about teaming up with Smith, who spent t... more

With Joe Flacco struggling in recent seasons, the Baltimore Ravens might be looking to the future. The Ravens already added Robert Griffin III to the quarterback room and could import a rookie in next week's draft. For his part, the longtime starte... more

Bill O'Brien might be adjusting the Houston Texans' offense in 2018, but that doesn't mean we'll see a wildly different Deshaun Watson. The second-year quarterback lit the NFL on fire last season as a dual-threat wunderkind in six starts before te... more

Carson Wentz is just over four months removed from tearing his left ACL and LCL . Despite the normal 9-12 month recovery period, the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback continues to strive to be ready for the Super Bowl champ's kickoff game in early... more

Aaron Rodgers insists he doesn't want to meddle in the Green Bay Packers' decision-making process. A report on Tuesday from Yahoo! Sports' Charles Robinson suggested that Rodgers wants more input into some of the Packers' major personnel decisions... more

The San Francisco 49ers are meeting with one of the top linebackers in next week's draft. NFL Network's Mike Garafolo confirmed Georgia linebacker Roquan Smith is visiting with the Niners today, per a source informed of the trip. NBC Bay Area's M... more

The San Francisco 49ers decided to spend some of their salary-cap space on a player already on the roster. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday that the 49ers and offensive tackle Joe Staley agreed to terms on a reworked contract that... more

Seven-time Pro Bowl center Nick Mangold is officially hanging up his pads for good. The longtime New York Jets No. 74 declared his decision to retire Tuesday at 7:40 a.m. ET. I DECLARE RETIREMENNNTTTTTTT! I will be signing a one day deal wi... more

"Revenge should have no bounds." -- Claudius, Hamlet. The Baltimore Ravens might be the early frontrunners for Dez Bryant's services, but if the former Pro Bowl receiver had his way, he'd stay in the NFC East . Landing with any of the three Dalla... more

The Denver Broncos are done with C.J. Anderson. The team released the running back on Monday. "Over the last five years, C.J. developed from an undrafted player into an important member of our team," Broncos general manager John Elway said. "We... more

Josh Gordon officially signed his exclusive rights tender with the Cleveland Browns. The team announced Monday that the receiver was one of four exclusive rights free agents to sign their contracts, including wide receiver Matt Hazel, offensive li... more

Los Angeles Rams franchise tagged safety Lamarcus Joyner showed up for the beginning of offseason workouts. The safety signed his one-year, $11.287 million franchise tag on Monday before taking part in the team's offseason conditioning program, th... more

While the rest of the NFL reports for work on Monday, the Green Bay Packers have a snow day. Twenty-five NFL teams with returning head coaches were set to begin Phase 1 of the offseason program today, which officially begins a nine-week, mostly... more

James Harrison is retiring for the second time. This one appears to be the official end. The 39-year-old pass rusher announced on Instagram on Monday morning he is calling it a career. "I've missed way too much for way too long," Harrison wrote.... more

The Seattle Seahawks will add another backup quarterback not named Colin Kaepernick. Seattle re-signed†Austin Davis , the team announced on Monday. The QB will get a veteran minimum deal, per NFL Network's Mike Garafolo. Davis won the Seahawks ba... more

Dez Bryant is done in Dallas, putting the three-time Pro Bowler on the open market less than two weeks before the NFL Draft. At 29 years old, Bryant's play has declined precipitously, and he hasn't cleared 900 receiving yards in the past three sea... more

Andy Dalton has gone through several offensive changes during his eight-year NFL career. However, the Cincinnati Bengals quarterback is anticipating the biggest overhaul of his tenure this offseason under offensive coordinator Bill Lazor. "When we'... more

When the Indianapolis Colts decided to let the ageless Frank Gore leave this offseason, it opened a gaping hole atop the depth chart. At 34 years oldlast season, Gore toted the rock 261 times, 71 more rushing attempts than the rest of the Colts' s... more

The Seattle Seahawks plan to add a backup quarterback not named Colin Kaepernick. The Seahawks signed free-agent signal-caller Stephen Morris, the team announced Friday. The news comes a day after it was made public that Seattle postponed a sched... more

The Buffalo Bills announced Thursday they have placed guard Richie Incognito on the reserve/retired list. The move comes two days after the offensive lineman told multiple reporters he planned to retire from football after 12 seasons. @68INCOGNIT... more

Heading into the final year of his rookie contract, Green Bay Packers running back Ty Montgomery has one main goal: stay healthy. After winning the starting running back gig, the 25-year-old missed eight games in 2017 because of rib and wrist injur... more

Could the safety market finally begin to see dominoes fall? Ex-Saints safety Kenny Vaccaro is visiting the Miami Dolphins on Thursday, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a source informed of the trip. A former first-round pick, Vaccar... more

The Washington Redskins swapped quarterbacks this offseason, going from Kirk Cousins to Alex Smith. The latter brings stability to Washington after years of uncertainty under Cousins. The Redskins' brass has already preached the move was an upgrad... more

As Robert Griffin III soaks up his opportunity to reclaim a lost career , the quarterback acknowledged his play must change if he wants to take full advantage of his chance with the Baltimore Ravens. One of RGIII's biggest problems during his playi... more

With the NFL announcing the 2018 preseason slate on Wednesday, it's time to daydream of football games -- however insignificant -- returning gloriously to our lives. Let's take a gander at some of the better games on the preseason docket, which run... more

Dez Bryant will finally meet with Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones this week. The receiver will meet with Jones on Friday, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. The news was first reported by 105.3 The Fan in Dallas. The long-awaited meeti... more

After missing his entire rookie season, Jaylon Smith made it through the 16-game schedule in 2017, starting six tilts for the Dallas Cowboys. With linebacker Anthony Hitchens signing in Kansas City this offseason, the Cowboys are counting on Smith... more

The Tennessee Titans canned Mike Mularkey after the season mostly due to the offense's disappointment in 2017, including the regression of quarterback Marcus Mariota. In comes new coach Mike Vrabel, along with offensive coordinator Matt LaFleur, wh... more

Dez Bryant has yet to begin working with route-running guru David Robinson, who hopes to aid the 30-year-old Dallas Cowboys receiver transition to the next phase of his career. Speaking on 103.3 FM in Dallas on Tuesday, Robinson gave some pointers... more

When Bum Phillips patrolled the sideline in the 1970s and '80s he was known as the quintessential player's coach of the generation. Years later, his son, Wade, carries on his father's work in the same fashion. As the leader of the Los Angeles Rams'... more

It appears guard Richie Incognito is walking away from the NFL. The Buffalo Bills offensive lineman told multiple reporters Tuesday he is retiring from football after 12 seasons. @68INCOGNITO just told me the following: "I'm, done. That's it. I... more

The modus operandi between the New England Patriots and Tom Brady when it comes to the quarterback's contract is to agree to an extension with two years left on his deal. There are currently two years left on Brady's contract. An extension has yet... more

Tim Wright hasn't played an NFL regular-season game since 2015. He'll get a chance to try and end that soon to be three-year drought. The tight end announced on Instagram he signed a contract with the Kansas City Chiefs. It's Official!! I Am Now... more

After being cut by the Arizona Cardinals, Tyrann Mathieu signed a one-year prove-it deal with the Houston Texans. One of his former teammates is confident the do-everything safety will prove it in spades. "I know he's going to make the best of thi... more

We've heard the Atlanta Falcons owner and general manager dismiss Matt Ryan's potential massive contract extension being a concern; now we get to hear the same from the man himself. "It's not something that I get heavily involved in," Ryan said Mon... more

Eric Reid is making his first free-agent visit. The ex-San Francisco 49ers safety is slated to meet with the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, via a source informed of the visit. #49ers FA S Eric Reid, whos... more

The Oakland Raiders open workouts under coach Jon Gruden on Monday without a key member of the defense present. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported pass rusher Khalil Mack is not in the building to kick off offseason conditioning, according t... more

Odell Beckham Jr. is in the building. New York Giants coach Pat Shurmur confirmed during a Monday conference call that the receiver reported for the opening of Big Blue's offseason workouts. Shurmur said he hasn't seen OBJ yet but knows the wideo... more

Since the Cowboys imported new offensive tackle Cameron Fleming, the scuttlebutt from Dallas has La'el Collins shifting back to guard for the 2018 season. The 24-year-old Collins, however, would prefer to remain on the outside. "I like playing... more

Five NFL teams with new head coaches open Phase 1 of offseason workouts today: Detroit Lions, Indianapolis Colts, New York Giants, Oakland Raiders and Tennessee Titans. The quintet joins the Arizona Cardinals and Chicago Bears, who began their prog... more

Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly got some good news Friday in his recovery from oral cancer surgery . Dr. Mark Urken, Head and Neck Surgeon at Mount Sinai West, said Kelly left intensive care. "Mr. Kelly continues to make solid... more

The Los Angeles Rams' flurry of cornerback moves this offseason came with some new collateral damage. The Rams released cornerback Kayvon Webster on Friday, the team announced. ESPN first reported the release. The Rams traded for starting... more

The Chicago Bears' No. 1 offseason goal was to buffer the support for franchise quarterback Mitchell Trubisky heading into Year 2. Step one of the process was importing new coach Matt Nagy, an offensive mind who helped unleash Alex Smith and develo... more

Injuries derailed Vontae Davis' stint in Indianapolis. As the veteran cornerback prepares to begin his career in Buffalo, Davis says he'll be ready to go when the Bills open offseason workouts April 16. "Everything is good, man," Davis said this we... more

Dez Bryant has become a punching bag this offseason. The Dallas Cowboys receiver is being criticized from every angle due to his on-field play slipping and expensive contract. One of his biggest competitors, however, chose a different path when ask... more

The Miami Dolphins overhauled their roster this offseason, watching a lot of talent walk out the door. From trading Jarvis Landry to cutting Ndamukong Suh, the shakeup came in waves. In place of those stars, Miami signed aging veterans like Danny... more

Marquette King is joining forces with a former rival. The ex-Oakland Raiders punter agreed to terms on a three-year deal with Denver Broncos on Thursday, the team announced. The contract is worth $7 million and comes on the same day he made a free-... more

The New York Giants' defense underachieved in 2017 relative to their talent. Now it's the job of new defensive coordinator James Bettcher to coax production from a unit that jettisoned its leading sack artist, Jason Pierre-Paul. Much has been made... more

The Cleveland Browns already traded away one incumbent backup quarterback; a second is attempting to move on as well. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported QB Kevin Hogan has requested and received permission for his agent to seek a trade out o... more

Sean McVay has had a crush on Brandin Cooks for a while now. Speaking to ESPN Los Angeles on Tuesday, the Rams coach gushed about his new receiver, who replaces Sammy Watkins as the field-stretching element of his offense. "Really, just watching... more

With the most obvious trade partner for Odell Beckham Jr. going in a different direction , the New York Giants can press forward confidently imagining the star receiver in a new offense. On Wednesday, new offensive coordinator Mike Shula, speaking... more

Robert Griffin III is back on an NFL roster. The Baltimore Ravens announced Wednesday they agreed to a one-year contract with RGIII. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports Griffin's deal has a base salary of $1 million and the quarterback will... more

The Los Angeles Rams have been a free-wheeling cyclone of trade activity this offseason. General manager Les Snead's feverish pace in the player market has been both breathtaking and endlessly praised. Still, the collateral damage associated with... more

The Philadelphia Eagles celebrating their first Super Bowl title is not sitting well in Dallas. The Cowboys haven't hoisted the Lombardi Trophy since the 1995 season, and they haven't been to the playoffs in back-to-back years since 2007. Cowboys... more

In 2017, Brandin Cooks led New England Patriots wide receivers in snaps, targets, receptions, yards, yards per catch and touchdowns. Apparently, Tom Brady won't miss that production. The Patriots didn't see Cooks as a true No. 1 receiver†prior to... more

One collateral effect of the New England Patriots jettisoning Brandin Cooks is the trade rumors involving Rob Gronkowski should dry up. Rumors and innuendo regarding Gronk's future have twittered about all offseason. By trading Cooks, the Patriots... more

The Los Angeles Rams traded for Brandin Cooks on Tuesday, but the receiver had already been building up a rapport with his new quarterback. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday that Cooks and L.A. quarterback Jared Goff had already... more

The Arizona Cardinals began offseason workouts Tuesday, and running back David Johnson was among those attending. NFL Network's Omar Ruiz reported Johnson has been fully cleared from the wrist injury that barred him from all but 43 plays during the... more

The Atlanta Falcons aren't fretting Matt Ryan's contract extension. In a Tuesday email to Jeff Schultz of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution , owner Arthur Blank dismissed any concerns but continued to insist there was no timeline for getting a deal... more

Stedman Bailey faces long odds of returning to the NFL after being shot in the head in 2015 . The former Rams receiver, however, isn't giving up hope his comeback story will have a happy ending. Speaking recently with Bleacher Report's Tyler Dunn ,... more

Deshaun Watson's rookie season ended with the quarterback on injured reserve after tearing an ACL. While the injury ultimately occurred during a simple practice handoff, Watson has since said he believed the tendon loosened during a hit in the previo... more

NFL players are officially getting back to work. The Arizona Cardinals and Chicago Bears open their workout programs Tuesday, as teams with new head coaches begin Phase 1 of their offseason schedule. The Cards hired Steve Wilks and the Bears added... more

Ex-UCLA coach Jim Mora made waves when he said a week ago the Cleveland Browns should take USC product Sam Darnold over his former quarterback, Josh Rosen. Speaking on NFL Network, Mora cited "fit" to explain why he believed Darnold would play bet... more

The New York Jets paid a pretty penny to move up from the No. 6 overall selection to the No. 3 spot in the 2018 NFL Draft, presumably to take one of the top three quarterbacks. The man who will make that pick, general manager Mike Maccagnan, has s... more

March

Thomas Rawls found a new home. The ex-Seattle Seahawks running back signed with the New York Jets, the team announced Friday . An undrafted rookie in 2015, Rawls burst onto the scene in Seattle as a between-the-tackles fill-in for an injured Mars... more

John Elway signed a bridge quarterback this offseason, adding Case Keenum on a two-year deal. That won't stop the Denver Broncos from possibly using the No. 5 overall pick on a quarterback. The general manager said on The Adam Schefter Podcast Show... more

It would take a huge haul to pry Odell Beckham Jr. from the New York Giants, but the team's decision to not put the kibosh on trade talks will keep rumors flying. The team rumored to be most interested in acquiring the game-changing receiver is th... more

The Le'Veon Bell contract negotiations don't sound like they are going swimmingly. The Steelers running back cryptically tweeted Thursday that he believes he's being vilified in Pittsburgh. it's so hard to be a hero in a city that paints youu out... more

Randy Gregory is gearing up to apply for reinstatement to the NFL. Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones confirmed Thursday that Gregory is preparing to apply to return to the NFL and the hope is the pass rusher can play in 2018, per David Helman of the... more

Doctors are declaring Jim Kelly's surgery a success. The Hall of Fame Buffalo Bills quarterback underwent a 12-hour procedure on Wednesday to remove oral cancer and reconstruct Kelly's upper jaw. "We successfully removed Mr. Kelly's cancer from h... more

After trading Jimmy Garoppolo last season, the New England Patriots have no apparent succession plan for the ageless, dominant GOAT, Tom Brady. With only veteran clipboard holder Brian Hoyer (undrafted, 2009) on the roster, the Pats have a glaring... more

The NFL's decision to broaden the helmet-hit rule , making an ejection possible on such a foul, has brought out critics complaining that the league is becoming soft. One prominent coach disagrees with the notion that taking out helmet hits will rem... more

After the Cowboys slipped from preseason Super Bowl hopeful to postseason afterthought, no one in Dallas questions that Dak Prescott's regression in Year 2 led to some of the team's struggles. At this week's Annual League Meeting in Orlando, head c... more

A day after the NFL broadened the helmet-hit rule , NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell expanded on the decision the league hopes will help make the game safer. "Our focus is how to take the head out of the game and make sure that we're using the helmet... more

Benjamin Watson is headed back to New Orleans. The veteran tight end agreed to a one-year deal with the Saints, the team announced. The 37-year-old previously played in New Orleans from 2013-2015. He enjoyed the best season of his career with Dr... more

The Washington Redskins finally shipped safety Su'a Cravens to the Denver Broncos. The Redskins traded Cravens to the Broncos for a fifth-round pick, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported, per a source informed of the move. Clubs also swapped fourth... more

Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly continues his battle against cancer. The former Buffalo Bills QB is set to have surgery Wednesday morning. Just arrived in NYC. Surgery tomorrow morning. Although this is overwhelming, we are comforted and stren... more

As the NFL considered changing the catch rule, NFL Senior Vice President of Officiating Al Riveron said the Competition Committee reverse-engineered the process to ensure language would turn catches like Jesse James' overturned TD versus the Patriots... more

During Tuesday's session of the Annual League Meeting, NFL team owners tabled a proposal that would have allowed clubs to negotiate and sign a head coach whose current club remained in the playoffs. There was no vote on the proposition known colloqui... more

The Washington Redskins swapped quarterbacks, importing Alex Smith via trade and letting Kirk Cousins walk to Minnesota in free agency. Coach Jay Gruden believes his team is better off for the move. "Yeah, without a doubt," Gruden said when asked... more

During the coaches' breakfast at the Annual League Meeting on Tuesday morning, Oakland Raiders coach Jon Gruden glowed about how much he loves tight ends and plans to use multiple TE sets this season. After lunch, Gruden's team cut a tight end. The... more

In a continued effort to take hitting with the helmet out of football, the NFL is considering adding a targeting rule. NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported Tuesday that the league's competition committee is currently formulating language on a targe... more

The NFL has a new catch rule. League owners approved modifications to the catch rule for the 2018 season during the Annual League Meeting on Tuesday. The changes passed unanimously on a 32-0 vote, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. Earlie... more

The Cleveland Browns will continue to tinker with their quarterback room. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday the Browns are expected to shop Cody Kessler. The former third-round pick in 2016 started eight games as a rookie and made... more

If you were power ranking NFL teams by touchdown celebrations last season, the Pittsburgh Steelers would land somewhere near the top in nearly every classification. From hide-and-seek, to Le'Veon Bell mock benching, to JuJu Smith-Schuster locking up... more

New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels finally broke his silence, speaking for the first time since spurning the Indianapolis Colts to continue working under Bill Belichick. McDaniels told Jim McBride of the Boston Globe he was... more

The expectations in Minnesota are sky high after the Vikings signed quarterback Kirk Cousins, who is roundly believed to be the missing piece to a Super Bowl-worthy roster. Coach Mike Zimmer's job is to temper those expectations. "I don't look at t... more

Mike Zimmer spoke positively about Teddy Bridgewater during the 2017 season. He did not reveal the entire truth about the rehabbing quarterback. The Minnesota Vikings coach said Tuesday during the coaches' breakfast at the Annual League Meeting in... more

Odell Beckham Jr. reportedly doesn't plan to set foot on the field without a new contract. His coach, however, expects the receiver to show up for offseason workouts. A day after NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported that Beckham didn't plan to... more

Jon Gruden has his own ideas on how to fix what ills the NFL. When asked Tuesday during the coaches' breakfast at the Annual League Meeting in Orlando if he had a wish-list of changes now that he's returning to the sideline, the Oakland Raiders' co... more

Sound the alarms: Andrew Luck is throwing a football. Indianapolis Colts coach Frank Reich said Tuesday from the coaches' breakfast at the Annual League Meeting that Luck began throwing a football, via NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. Reich did... more

The Tennessee Titans have hired a new backup for Marcus Mariota. The team announced Tuesday it agreed to terms with veteran quarterback Blaine Gabbert. Gabbert spent 2017 with the Arizona Cardinals, starting five games replacing an injured Carson... more

Johnny Manziel will get another opportunity to audition in front of scouts. The ex-Cleveland Browns quarterback will throw Tuesday at College Station during Texas A&M's pro day, the university confirmed to NFL.com. Manziel quarterbacked the Aggie... more

As the Dallas Cowboys added two free agent receivers, one of their incumbent starters is dealing with an injury. Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones told reporters Monday from the Annual League Meeting that wideout Terrance Williams is... more

Jon Gruden's massive contract signaled a change in power structure would be underway in Oakland. It was simply assumed the new coach held most of the power. Now Raiders owner Mark Davis is on the record confirming the role of GM Reggie McKenzie wil... more

Before Josh McDaniels infamously spurned the Indianapolis Colts to remain with the New England Patriots, he had a meeting with his boss, Bill Belichick. Speaking Sunday at the Annual League Meeting, Belichick said he was "thrilled" to have his offe... more

John Elway continues to play coy about the future of running back C.J. Anderson. The Denver Broncos GM was asked by Mike Klis of 9News at the NFL Annual Meeting on Sunday if the starting running back would return in 2018. "He may or may not,'' E... more

Despite trade talks, Su'a Cravens remains part of the Washington Redskins after being reinstated by the NFL in February. Speaking Sunday at the NFL's Annual League Meeting, Redskins senior vice president of player personnel Doug Williams wouldn't rul... more

The questions about Odell Beckham Jr.'s future with the New York Giants won't go away anytime soon. While the off-field issues and trade chatter took center stage at the NFL's Annual League Meeting on Sunday, Beckham's contract situation is set to... more

With the New York Jets rescinding their offer to Ndamukong Suh, the race to land the dominating defensive tackle shrinks back to three: the Tennessee Titans, New Orleans and Los Angeles Rams. The Jets had the largest offer on the table, giving them... more

A new candidate in the Ndamukong Suh sweepstakes has come to play. Suh told Yahoo Sports' Jordan Schultz the New York Jets emerged as a serious contender for his services . No visit to New York has been made, but the Jets and coach Todd Bowles info... more

E.J. Gaines is reuniting with defensive coordinator Gregg Williams. The free-agent cornerback is signing with the Cleveland Browns, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported Friday, per a source informed of the decision. A 2014 sixth-round pick by the... more

The Dallas Cowboys made their second offensive free-agent acquisition of the offseason in as many days, and it's at a position of need. Receiver Allen Hurns told ESPN's Josina Anderson on Friday he is "going to sign with Dallas." Hurns is signing... more

Minnesota Vikings offensive lineman Joe Berger is calling it a career. The 13-year pro announced his retirement Friday. "After a lot of careful thought and prayer I have decided to retire from football," Berger wrote in a statement . "I have been... more

Before you tune in to NFL Network at 2 p.m. ET on Friday to watch Josh Allen's pro day, we have a bit of light homework reading. Jordan Palmer, a former NFL quarterback who will run Allen's pro day, gushed about the big-armed Wyoming quarterback.... more

Welcome to draft dot-connecting season. It's a splendid time of year for meaningless prognosticators, free-range guessers and anyone who loves dots with lines between them. For today's edition of "Connect Team X with Player Y," we travel to South B... more

Muhammad Wilkerson was a pocket-pushing menace for five seasons in New York, earning a Pro Bowl and two second-team All-Pro bids in his first five years. He then mostly disappeared the past two years. After being cut by the Jets and joining the Gre... more

Frank Gore will be playing for his hometown team in 2018. The veteran running back agreed to a one-year contract with the Miami Dolphins on Thursday, a source informed of the situation told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. The 34-year-old Gore... more

The New York Giants have a newfound hole at pass rusher following the trade of Jason Pierre-Paul. Big Blue is doing its due diligence on a potential draft replacement. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports the Giants have already held a private... more

Frank Gore isn't the only free agent visiting Miami on Thursday. Quarterback Brock Osweiler is also visiting the Dolphins, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. Craig Mish of SiriusXM NFL Radio first reported the trip. Osweiler has a hist... more

The New York Giants have made another blockbuster trade. Big Blue shipped defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul and a 2018 fourth-round pick (No. 102 overall) to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for 2018 third- (No. 69) and fourth-round picks (No. 108), both tea... more

The NFL's Competition Committee is hitting the breaks on momentum to change defensive pass interference to a 15-yard penalty. NFL Network's Judy Battista reported Thursday the committee is not in favor of changing the spot foul to a standard 15-ya... more

The Pittsburgh Steelers weren't speaking hollow words when the team said linebacker Ryan Shazier would remain an active member of the organization as he rehabs from his brutal injury. On Wednesday, the Steelers put Shazier to work, sending him, alo... more

Now that Kirk Cousins and Jimmy Garoppolo have signed their massive contracts, it's time for the attention to turn to the veterans ready for new deals. Next in line sits Matt Ryan, who enters the final year of his contract set to make $19.25 millio... more

The NFL's attempt to fix the catch rule took another major step forward. NFL Senior Vice President of Officiating Al Riveron announced Wednesday the Competition Committee will recommend simplifying the language of the catch rule. The proposed chang... more

If there were any lingering concerns about Marshawn Lynch's future in Oakland (there shouldn't have been) you can toss them out the window. NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported Wednesday that Lynch restructured his contract on Saturday before his $... more

Anyone with a sibling around his or her same age might have dreamed the same dream: Battling together to win a championship at the highest level of competition, hoisting the championship trophy as a family. After playing nine NFL seasons, Jason McC... more

Of all the free agents in all the land, perhaps none can play a bigger role in helping mold his new franchise than Chicago Bears receiver Allen Robinson. Despite a disappointing 2016 campaign and missing 2017 due to an ACL tear, Robinson possesses... more

After a wild weekend, Ryan Grant finally selected a new home. The receiver signed with the Indianapolis Colts, NFL Network's James Jones reported, according to sources informed of the decision. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported that it's... more

Fullback trade alert! The Oakland Raiders are trading fullback Jamize Olawale to the Dallas Cowboys, the Cowboys announced. The Raiders also sent a sixth-round pick (No. 192 overall) to Dallas in exchange for a fifth-rounder (No. 173 overall), the... more

The Jacksonville Jaguars are thinning out their receiving corps. The team is releasing Allen Hurns, NFL Network Mike Garafolo reported. ESPN first reported the move. Hurns, a 2014 undrafted free agent, signed a four-year, $40.05 million contrac... more

Not every single offseason move by the Chicago Bears has been about Mitchell Trubisky. It just feels that way. The Bears hired offensive-minded head coach Matt Nagy, who has a history aiding signal-callers. General manager Ryan Pace followed that b... more

The Philadelphia Eagles can pack away the underdog masks. They won't need them for a while. Following a Super Bowl victory with an offseason of highly praised moves, on paper, the Eagles strengthen their claim to the NFC East throne. During his... more

Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday The Pittsburgh Steelers are adding safety help. NFL Network's James Jones reported late Monday that ex-Green Bay Packers defensive back†Morgan Burnett he... more

Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday The Rams are keeping defensive tackle Dominique Easley in Los Angeles. Los Angeles re-signed Easley to a one-year deal, the team announced Monday. NFL Network's Tom... more

The Indianapolis Colts entered free agency with plenty of salary-cap space to go on a shopping spree. General manager Chris Ballard elected to keep his cash. The Colts made one lone move since free agency opened, adding ex-Raiders defensive end Den... more

The Ndamukong Suh free agency tour presses on. The defensive tackle told Jordan Schultz of Yahoo Sports he plans to visit the Los Angeles Rams. NFL Network's Peter Schrager reported that the meeting is scheduled for Tuesday. Suh, who ranks No. 3... more

The Philadelphia Eagles finally made a move with Vinny Curry. The Eagles released the defensive lineman, the team announced on Friday. "We want to thank Vinny Curry for his contributions to our organization over the last six seasons, including th... more

When Buffalo Bills jumped to the No. 12 spot in the draft by trading left tackle Cordy Glenn to Cincinnati earlier this week everyone in the football world assumed it was the precursor to another move that would position the team to leap up again fo... more

While some Denver Broncos players lobbied to land Kirk Cousins in free agency, John Elway zeroed in on Case Keenum as his new quarterback. "We got our guy. The guy that was our target," Elway said Friday introducing his new starting QB, via NFL... more

Ryan Grant had a job with the Baltimore Ravens. Then he didn't. The ex-Washington Redskins receiver failed a physical with the Ravens on Thursday, voiding the $29 million deal sides agreed to during the bargaining window. On Friday, Ravens GM Ozz... more

The Seattle Seahawks have found a replacement for Jimmy Graham: Ed Dickson . The Seahawks have reached an agreement on a deal, a source told NFL Network's Mike Garafolo. It's a three-year deal worth up to $14 million with the first year fully... more

Michael Crabtree didn't have to wait long to find teams interested in his services. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports Crabtree will visit with the Baltimore Ravens today, according to a source informed of the trip. Baltimore would like to cl... more

It didn't take long for Richard Sherman to lob some haymakers at his former franchise. The new San Francisco 49ers cornerback joined Uninterrupted's ThomaHawk podcast with Joe Thomas and Andrew Hawkins and discussed the reasons he believed he was... more

Carols Hyde signing with Cleveland won't slow the chatter about the Browns possibly drafting Saquon Barkley No. 1 overall in the draft. That's perfectly fine with Hyde. The ex-49ers running back said Thursday he wouldn't mind if Cleveland added Bar... more

The Philadelphia Eagles are adding another defensive lineman to the stockpile. Haloti Ngata signed a one-year deal with the Super Bowl champs. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported the former All-Pro visited with the Eagles on Thursday. Ngat... more

The Cincinnati Bengals are keeping one of their own free agents. The Bengals reached an agreement with tight end Tyler Eifert on a one-year pact with a max value of $8 million, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported Thursday. ESPN first reported th... more

Doug Martin landed on his feet across the country. The running back signed with the Oakland Raiders, the team announced Thursday. Martin signed a one-year contract, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per sources informed of the deal. The... more

The Miami Dolphins are parting ways with another big-name player. Center Mike Pouncey requested his release, which is expected to be granted Thursday, according to multiple reports. Pouncey, who had three years remaining on his contract, told Joe... more

The Oakland Raiders are zeroing in on a new receiving target for Derek Carr. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported the Raiders are working toward signing ex-Packers receiver Jordy Nelson. Nelson had a positive visit with the Raiders on Wednes... more

The Houston Texans hung on to a key piece of their secondary. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday the Texans agreed to terms on a two-year contract with cornerback Johnathan Joseph, according to a source informed of the deal. Josep... more

Tyrann Mathieu became the top fish in a barren free-agent pond after being cut by the Arizona Cardinals on Wednesday. The dynamic safety spoke to Sports Illustrated's Albert Breer after the release , and insists when he picks his next team it won't... more

The Minnesota Vikings found a backup quarterback. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday the Vikings have finalized a trade with the Denver Broncos for quarterback Trevor Siemian. In addition to Siemian, Denver sends a 2018 seventh-rou... more

The New England Patriots held on to one free-agent running back. The Pats agreed to a three-year contract with Rex Burkhead, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports, according to a source informed of the deal. Rapoport adds the deal is heavy on... more

The offseason overhaul in the desert continues. The Arizona Cardinals' efforts to restructure Tyrann Mathieu's contract didn't work out, and the team released the safety. "I've never made a secret that Tyrann has always had a special place in my... more

Julius Peppers won't ride off into the sunset just yet. The 38-year-old pass rusher will return to the Carolina Panthers on a one-year contract, the team announced. Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer first reported the news. NFL Network's Tom... more

Hallelujah! The New York Giants finally upgraded their disastrous offensive line. The team announced they've signed the former Patriots left tackle Nate Solder on Thursday. Solder took less money to stay in New England the last time around. Now t... more

Howie Roseman continues to make moves. The Philadelphia Eagles announced they have agreed to terms with linebacker Nigel Bradham on a five-year contract. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported the deal is worth $40 million, per a source informed... more

Jerick McKinnon wanted a chance to be a featured running back. He'll get that shot, and he'll be paid like one. Good Morning Football's Peter Schrager reported Wednesday that McKinnon has agreed in principle to a deal with the San Francisco 49ers.... more

The Chicago Bears found a new caddy for Mitchell Trubisky. Good Morning Football's Peter Schrager reported Wednesday morning that the Bears expect to agree to terms with backup quarterback Chase Daniel . The team made the agreement official Wednes... more

Draft rumors have swirled since the NFL Scouting Combine about the Cleveland Browns possibly snagging Penn State running back Saquon Barkley at No. 1 overall . Could the team have made a move that indicates they'll be going in a different direction w... more

On Tuesday, the Green Bay Packers agreed to add Jimmy Graham and cut Jordy Nelson. In the aftermath, Aaron Rodgers focused on a tribute to the red-zone target he lost rather than the one he gained. "Hard to find the right words today to express... more

The Jacksonville Jaguars lost Allen Robinson but are keeping receiver Marqise Lee around. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport and NFL Network's Mike Garafolo report Lee will re-sign with the Jags. It's a four-year deal worth up to $38 million includ... more

Danny "Playoff" Amendola is leaving the New England Patriots for an AFC East foe. Amendola signed with the Miami Dolphins †on Thursday, the team announced. Good Morning Football's Peter Schrager added that the deal is for two years and is worth $12... more

The Washington Redskins will add speed back to their receiving corps. NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported Tuesday the Redskins signed ex-Seattle Seahawks receiver Paul Richardson to a five-year, $40 million deal with $20 million in guarantees,... more

Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Paul Posluszny announced his retirement Tuesday. The 33-year-old spent seven seasons with Jacksonville after four years in Buffalo. "With much sadness but without regret, I realize that I am no longer able to adher... more

Danny Woodhead is headed back on the open market again. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday the Baltimore Ravens are releasing the running back for salary-cap reasons, per a source informed of the decision. Woodhead was set to earn... more

Another wide receiver is headed off the free-agent market. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday the Miami Dolphins are planning to sign ex-Chiefs receiver Albert Wilson to a three-year deal worth $24 million when the new league year op... more

Allen Robinson and Sammy Watkins landing ginormous deals before the start of the new league year could have some collateral benefits for one star receiver: Dez Bryant. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports that the Dallas Cowboys dipped their to... more

The Kansas City Chiefs paying huge money for Sammy Watkins likely led to one response from some fans: But what about the struggling defense? We have a response: Anthony Hitchens. The Chiefs plan to sign the former Dallas Cowboys linebacker to a... more

The Kansas City Chiefs have landed a big-name receiving threat for young quarterback Patrick Mahomes. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported K.C. has agreed to a three-year, $48 million deal with wide receiver Sammy Watkins, according to sources... more

The NFL offseason is no stranger to workout videos. Most social media posts, however, come from players returning from injury, often season-ending injuries. In Marcus Williams' case, the New Orleans Saints safety is rehabbing from a much different... more

Seattle Seahawks players knew change was coming. They just didn't know the switch would be flipped so swiftly. On Wednesday, the team agreed to trade Michael Bennett; Richard Sherman is expected to head out next ; and NFL Network's Michael Silver... more

Le'Veon Bell provided a template for his offseason plans: a facsimile of last year. The Pittsburgh Steelers running back, who was franchise tagged again †Tuesday, said on Instagram he will wait until Week 1 to report to the team, but he wouldn't si... more

The Los Angeles Rams continue to wheel and deal ahead of the new league year. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday the Rams have agreed to trade linebacker Alec Ogletree and a 2019 seventh-round draft pick to the New York Giants for... more

The Seattle Seahawks offseason makeover might leave a big hole in the Legion of Boom. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday that Richard Sherman doesn't plan to be with the Seahawks in 2018. Sherman told teammates goodbye over the pas... more

Allen Robinson is heading to free agency after the Jaguars chose not to franchise tag him Tuesday. The wideout isn't fretting about hitting the open market. Robinson told ESPN's Adam Schefter he's focused only on rehabbing the ACL tear that wiped... more

Denver Broncos players haven't been shy about their recruitment of quarterback Kirk Cousins. With the signal-caller heading to free agency, the pitches can be made with more earnest for the next week. Linebacker Von Miller continued to speak glowin... more

Joe Thomas will let us know his future within the next week. The Cleveland Browns left tackle reiterated Tuesday night at the National Football Foundation Annual Awards Banquet that he will tell the team whether he's returning or retiring before th... more

The Pittsburgh Steelers made the inevitable move official. The team franchise tagged running back Le'Veon Bell Tuesday prior to the 4 p.m. ET deadline. Sides now have until July 16 to work out a multiyear deal. The second tag for Bell in two seas... more

Carolina Panthers kicker Graham Gano avoided the franchise tag. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo reported Panthers locked up Gano to a four-year deal worth $17 million. The team later announced the pact. Sounds like Gano wanted to s... more

The Los Angeles Rams made a move with their franchise tag. The team announced Tuesday it placed the non-exclusive franchise tag on Lamarcus Joyner. The safety tag number sits at $11.29 million for one season. Sides have until July 16 to hammer ou... more

The Buffalo Bills added a bruising runner to their backfield. The team announced that they have agreed to terms with Chris Ivory on a two-year contract. The pact is worth $5.5 million in base salary, with $3.25 million guaranteed in the first year,... more

Demarcus Lawrence wasted no time signing his franchise tag after being slapped with the $17.1 million tender on Monday. The Dallas Cowboys' lethal pass-rusher isn't disappointed in being tagged, telling NFL Network's Jane Slater on Monday night h... more

Muhammad Wilkerson already has a visit lined up now that his release from the New York Jets is official. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that Wilkerson's first free agent trip is expected to be with the Green Bay Packers, according... more

The Dallas Cowboys have yet to reach an agreement on a long-term contract with Demarcus Lawrence, but the fearsome pass rusher isn't hitting the open market. On Monday, the Cowboys franchise tagged Lawrence, who signed the deal hours later, accordi... more

Antonio Cromartie is officially hanging up his football cleats. The cornerback announced Monday on Instagram he would retire after 11 NFL seasons. Cromartie, 33, did not play in 2017. "Today is the day I knew I would eventually have to face, but... more

Many GMs and fans subscribe to a simple draft philosophy: Best player available. If the Cleveland Browns brass supports to that belief, Saquon Barkley would come off the board first when the draft opens. Barkley's name buzzed throughout Indianapo... more

The Pittsburgh Steelers and Le'Veon Bell were optimistic they could come to an agreement on a long-term deal before the March 6 franchise-tag deadline came into play. No dice. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported on Monday, the Steelers are... more

Los Angeles Chargers pass rusher Joey Bosa finally underwent surgery on a pesky, dislocated finger on his right hand. ESPN's Eric D. Williams reported the recovery timetable is about six weeks. Bosa suffered the injury back in 2016, his rookie... more

Richard Sherman ruptured his right Achilles early in November and underwent surgery. Now the Seattle Seahawks cornerback is recovering from a procedure on his left Achilles. Speaking Thursday at the NFL Scouting Combine, coach Pete Carroll said She... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Vikings are set to watch three quarterbacks hit free agency: Sam Bradford, Teddy Bridgewater and Case Keenum. Speaking from the NFL Scouting Combine on Thursday, coach Mike Zimmer was acutely aware that his team must m... more

February

INDIANAPOLIS -- "Life is too short to rebuild in the NFL" -- John Elway, Denver Broncos general manager. John Elway doesn't want to tear down a championship football team. He wants to add one missing piece: quarterback. The Broncos are poised to... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- As the Denver Broncos prepare to toss big money at their quarterback problem, there likely will be collateral damage on the defensive side of the ball. The man most at risk of losing his job is veteran corner Aqib Talib, NFL Network... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Based on current salary cap projections, the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles sit at the bottom of the NFL, more than $10 million over the hard line. The current cap-strapped situation necessitates moves from general manager... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Buffalo Bills brass made it clear Wednesday at the NFL Combine where they stand with Tyrod Taylor: He's on the roster right now. Nothing more. Nothing less. Bills general manager Brandon Beane and coach Sean McDermott toed the l... more

The Carolina Panthers have ended their decade-long relationship with Jonathan Stewart. The team announced Wednesday they released the soon-to-be 31-year-old running back. The Panthers made Stewart the No. 13 overall pick in 2008. In 2017, the vet... more

The Chicago Bears began their offseason shuffle by shedding two veteran players on Monday. The team announced it released linebacker Pernell McPhee and defensive back Quintin Demps. The Bears will save $7 million on the salary cap by cutting McPh... more

Days after it was reported the Kansas City Chiefs would trade Marcus Peters to the Los Angeles Rams, we finally find out the compensation. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday the Chiefs will ship Peters and a 2018 sixth-round pick west... more

Ex-Bears coach John Fox believes Chicago is close to turning the corner and finally getting out of the cellar of the NFC North. His message hit its mark with his former players. Running back Jordan Howard joined NFL Network's Good Morning Football... more

Tyler Eifert played just two games in 2017 before undergoing another back surgery. Heading into free agency in 2018, however, the talented but injury-prone tight end reportedly expects to be ready for offseason workouts. NFL teams are being notifie... more

Fresh off inking a new contract, Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles is confident he'll be ready for all offseason work following wrist surgery last month. In a conference call after signing his new three-year deal this weekend, Bortles... more

The Kansas City Chiefs are poised to make another blockbuster trade. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported K.C. finalized a trade agreement Friday to ship cornerback Marcus Peters to the Los Angeles Rams, according to sources informed of the de... more

Martellus Bennett contemplated retirement last season, but won't end his career just yet. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Friday that the soon-to-be 31-year-old tight end wants to continue his NFL career, per a source informed of the... more

Evildoers running afoul of the law best keep their head on a swivel, or they might be blindsided by a Peanut Punch. Former NFL cornerback Charles Tillman is now an FBI agent, Sporting News reported . "He is currently working for the FBI. [He] has... more

The Los Angeles Rams sit in a quandary that must be answered within the next 11 days. General manager Les Snead might have to decide whether to franchise tag receiver Sammy Watkins or safety Lamarcus Joyner before the March 6 deadline unless he can... more

Jameis Winston was involved in a minor car wreck and cited for careless driving last week. Winston was not injured in the accident. The Florida Highway Patrol confirmed to NFL.com that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' quarterback was involved in a collisi... more

The Jones family continues to play good cop/bad cop when it comes to Dez Bryant. While owner Jerry Jones insists he wants Bryant back with the Cowboys, his son, and team executive vice president, Stephen Jones has been singing a slightly different... more

The Buffalo Bills might not be so anxious to rid themselves of Tyrod Taylor before the new league year opens. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday on NFL †Up To The Minute Live that the Bills are not planning to cut Taylor. "At thi... more

Winning the Super Bowl brings with it a Lombardi Trophy and often outsized storylines that would otherwise be dismissed as superfluous. Such is the case with the Philadelphia Eagles and Carson Wentz. Some have taken to diminishing the quarterback's... more

The Oakland Raiders have employed nine different head coaches since the last time Jon Gruden patrolled the sideline for the Silver and Black 17 years ago. Speaking Wednesday on 680 KNBR-AM , Gruden lamented about the "lack of continuity" that has l... more

The Carolina Panthers took the interim tag off Marty Hurney's title. The team announced Wednesday it named Hurney general manager on a full-time basis. He had been the interim GM since Carolina fired Dave Gettleman in July. Hurney previously worke... more

Adam Vinatieri is closing in on a deal to return to the Indianapolis Colts for his 23rd NFL season. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday that the Colts and Vinatieri's agent are close to a one-year deal, according to a source informe... more

Andrew Luck said during the Colts' town hall event on Tuesday that he's throwing "a little bit ," but didn't specify if he was, in fact, throwing footballs. Wednesday morning NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport provided more clarity on Luck's throwing... more

Odell Beckham Jr. might be viewed as a malcontent, immature artist by those outside the locker room, but that's not how some New York Giants teammates view the dynamic wide receiver. Big Blue defensive tackle Damon Harrison told FS1 on Tuesday that... more

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers continue to jettison veterans ahead of the new league year. The Bucs announced they have cut defensive tackle Chris Baker. The move comes the same day the team released running back Doug Martin. NFL Network's Mike Garafo... more

NFL teams are beginning their purge before the new league year opens next month. The Chicago Bears released linebacker Jerrell Freeman on Tuesday, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported. Pro Football Talk first reported the development. Freeman si... more

Doug Martin's days in Tampa Bay are over. The Buccaneers released the running back on Tuesday. Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times first reported the move. The team later announced they released Martin. The move to cut Martin doesn't come as a... more

John Fox finished dead last in the NFC North in each of his three seasons as the Chicago Bears head coach, earning just 14 wins to 34 losses. Under Fox, the Bears were one of the worst teams in the NFL, compiling a .292 winning percentage (30th in... more

Jesse James is synonymous with more than just an outlaw these days. The Pittsburgh Steelers tight end has become the poster boy for the "What the heck is a catch?" movement following his potential winning touchdown versus the New England Patriots... more

Franchise tag primer Tag candidates Let the tagging begin. Tuesday marks the first day NFL teams can designate the franchise or transition tag on players. The two-week window closes at 4 p.m. ET on March 6. NFL.com's Gregg Rosenthal prov... more

Doug Pederson will look internally if he decides to fill his vacant offensive coordinator job. The Eagles will interview running backs coach Duce Staley and wide receivers coach Mike Groh for their vacant OC position today, NFL Network Insider Ian... more

Teddy Bridgewater attempted two passes in 2017, completing zero, and appeared in just one game. Yet the Minnesota Vikings quarterback said this season was the favorite of his football career. "It was probably my favorite season by far, even though... more

We still haven't heard the full explanation about why Malcolm Butler didn't play a defensive snap in Super Bowl LII, but there have been plenty of rumors. New England Patriots safety Devin McCourty told NJ Advance Media he's heard the theories of... more

Dallas Cowboys tight end Rico Gathers hasn't played a regular-season game in two professional seasons, yet he's confident Year 3 will mark his breakout. The 24-year-old posted a message on Instagram over the weekend stating his goals for 2018 and... more

The Carolina Panthers changed the offensive coaching staff this season, handing the reins to the Turner family, with the focus on raising the play of Cam Newton. Coach Ron Rivera said upon hiring offensive coordinator Norv Turner that he wanted to... more

AJ McCarron pulled out his best Michael Corleone impression when discussing winning his grievance against the Cincinnati Bengals and becoming a free agent. "It was just business," McCarron told the Bengals' official website . "They had to do what w... more

Andrew Luck likes Frank Reich's plans for the Indianapolis Colts' offense. Reich said this week he wants his offense to be a "multiple, attack, up-tempo offense " that is "aggressive." Luck said in a video chat with Colts.com on Thursday he loves... more

The Philadelphia Eagles soared to their first Super Bowl victory playing the "underdog" card throughout the postseason. They can put the dog masks away. After hoisting the Lombardi Trophy, the hunters became the hunted. Eagles safety Rodney McLeod... more

Larry Fitzgerald won't follow Carson Palmer and Bruce Arians riding into the sunset in 2018. The 11-time Pro Bowl receiver told Arizona Cardinals new coach Steve Wilks he will return for the upcoming season. "Larry mentioned to me last night that... more

Duane Brown sat out all last offseason, and skipped six games, hoping to get a new contract from the Houston Texans. It never materialized, the situation turned sour, and the team traded him to Seattle in October. Joining the "Now What?" podcast wi... more

Pittsburgh Steelers president Art Rooney II hasn't been shy about sharing his thoughts on the team's future. Rooney held a question-and-answer session with fans for Steelers Nation Unite on Wednesday. During the Q&A, the team president reiterated... more

Allen Robinson barrels toward free agency as one of the top players potentially poised to hit the open market. The Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver played in just one game in 2017 before tearing his ACL but isn't worried that the season-long inju... more

Johnny Manziel will return to a football field in late March. The ex-Cleveland Browns quarterback announced Wednesday he would be joining The Spring League in Austin, Texas, beginning March 28. Back in Texas where it all started. I'll be joining... more

After Frank Reich provided insight into how his life as an understudy will aid in taking over as the Indianapolis Colts' head coach, the ex-Eagles offensive coordinator dived into what he hopes his offense will look like in 2018. "We will be a... more

When talks turn to Carson Wentz tearing his ACL and LCL, often analysts and professional talkers cite the quarterback's propensity to run and put himself in harm's way as a reason such injuries could plague him for his career. Despite the critique,... more

The Kansas City Chiefs will say goodbye to Derrick Johnson. The team announced Tuesday the veteran linebacker will be a free agent when his contract voids at the start of the new league year on March 14. "Few players in recent history have meant... more

Kam Chancellor isn't walking away from the NFL just yet. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported on Tuesday the Seattle Seahawks safety intends to play in 2018 †if he gets medically cleared. Chancellor has no plans to retire. There was little... more

Mike Shula didn't take long to find work. The ex-Carolina Panthers offensive coordinator will take over as the New York Giants OC, NFL Network's Kimberly Jones reported Tuesday, according to sources informed of the decision. The team announced the... more

Chicago Bears fans hoping for a quick turnaround under new coach Matt Nagy will be buoyed by the opinion of his former star tight end. "I think Matt's a hell of a coach," Travis Kelce told the team's official website . "I think he could be Doug Ped... more

Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly is recovering from shoulder surgery. Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer reported the linebacker recently underwent an operation on his right shoulder. Kuechly skipped the Pro Bowl with an unspecified... more

The Arizona Cardinals are starting over with new head coach Steve Wilks and wanted to ensure continuity atop the organization. To that end, the Cards announced Monday they have signed general manager Steve Keim to a contract extension that will kee... more

The tarps at EverBank Field in Jacksonville will be no more in 2018. Capitalizing on the team's first AFC South crown since 1999, the Jaguars announced Monday it would remove all tarps covering seats in the upper bowl. "Getting rid of the tarps h... more

Johnny Manziel hasn't played a football game since 2015. The former Cleveland Browns quarterback is hoping to change that fact. Speaking with Good Morning America , for a piece that aired Monday , Manziel detailed his downward spiral, alcohol use,... more

Lane Johnson enjoyed the ride as the Philadelphia Eagles won the Super Bowl. The offensive lineman believes that enjoyment isn't something his opponent can claim. Johnson took some head-on shots at the New England Patriots last week during an appea... more

If Larry Fitzgerald decides to retire from the NFL, perhaps a golf career could be waiting. The Arizona Cardinals wide receiver, along with PGA pro Kevin Streelman, won the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am over the weekend with a score of 41-under par,... more

The Detroit Lions' brass is even more tied at the hip than earlier in the week. The Lions announced Friday they agreed to terms with general manager Bob Quinn on a contract extension that matches the one given to new head coach Matt Patricia. Each... more

Tom Brady is ready to make a clearheaded statement after Sunday's Super Bowl loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. On Friday, the New England Patriots quarterback posted a message on Instagram espousing his thanks and gratitude for everyone involved in... more

Jimmy Garoppolo earned a lot of media love since he took over a struggling 1-10 San Francisco 49ers team and guided them to five straight wins to close out the season. Following Jimmy G inking a five-year contract , making him the highest paid play... more

Richard Sherman expects to be back with the Seattle Seahawks in 2018. The cornerback, who is coming off Achilles tendon surgery, spoke to reporters at the 83rd Annual Seattle Sports Star of the Year banquet on Thursday night. Sherman was asked if h... more

A franchise quarterback landed in the lap of the San Francisco 49ers. General manager John Lynch was not going to let him get away. The 49ers announced Thursday they signed Jimmy Garoppolo to a five-year contract extension. The deal is worth $137.5... more

When the Tennessee Titans "exotic smashmouth" ultimately displayed no exotic and little smashmouth it was shown the door. Now enters a new offensive under coordinator Matt LaFleur. The Titans' new OC, who came over from the Los Angeles Rams to joi... more

It's Parade Day in Philadelphia . The Super Bowl LII Champion Eagles are partying. The team's victory parade was one of the wildest celebrations in NFL history, uniting players and fans in celebration of the Eagles' first Super Bowl victory. Para... more

The Washington Redskins made their play for quarterback Alex Smith last week to move on from the uncertainty that came with Kirk Cousins. The Redskins front office botched the Cousins situation for years, but there was a sense that the quarterback... more

As the Philadelphia Eagles prepare to host a massive parade to celebrate their Super Bowl LII victory over the New England Patriots, coach Doug Pederson is aware of the cost of that success. "As you know, the nature of the business is you can't kee... more

A freshly trimmed Matt Patricia paused in the middle of his introductory news conference as the new Detroit Lions head coach to slide his famous pencil over his ear. "I'm going to get comfortable here for a second," the former New England Patriots... more

One odd fragment of Josh McDaniels leaving Indianapolis in the lurch was the revelation that the offensive coordinator shared an agent, Bob LaMonte, with Colts GM Chris Ballard. Shared. Past tense. LaMonte confirmed to NFL Network's Mike Garafol... more

Indianapolis Colts general manager Chris Ballard spent most of his Wednesday press conference giving deliberate answers following Josh McDaniels' stunning decision to reject Indy and remain in New England. Then Ballard provided a fitting mic drop... more

In the wake of Josh McDaniels spurning the Indianapolis Colts to remain in New England, questions swirled about whether Andrew Luck's injured shoulder played any role in the decision. On Wednesday, Colts general manager Chris Ballard addressed Luc... more

Josh McDaniels packed his bags, with Indianapolis the next stop on his itinerary. Then canceled his flight . The morning after McDaniels' stunning decision to spurn the Colts and remain offensive coordinator in New England dawns with more question... more

New Orleans Saints tight end Josh Hill played most of the season with what sounds like an uncomfortable injury for someone required to catch passes for a living. Hill recently had surgery to repair a finger on his left hand that had become locked a... more

They'll be cleaning up the party in Philadelphia for weeks following Sunday's Super Bowl LII victory over the New England Patriots, but it's never too soon to look ahead to the 2018 season. As is normal tradition, the Super Bowl winner will host th... more

MINNEAPOLIS -- The New England Patriots bend-but-don't-break defense shattered. Repeatedly. The Patriots gave up 538 total yards and 41 points, most in any playoff game under Bill Belichick, to the Philadelphia Eagles in a 41-33 Super Bowl LII defe... more

The New Orleans Saints' star-studded rookie class swiped another award Saturday as cornerback Marshon Lattimore took home the Defensive Rookie of the Year trophy at NFL Honors . Lattimore won in a landslide, securing 45 votes; Buffalo Bills CB Tre'Da... more

MINNEAPOLIS -- NBC will introduce some new wrinkles to its broadcast of Super Bowl LI between the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles. Mark Lazarus, Chairman of NBC Broadcasting & Sports, said Saturday at the NFL's "1st and Future " techno... more

MINNEAPOLIS -- The NFL's effort to make football safer continued on Saturday before Super Bowl LII at the league's third annual "1st and Future " event at the Guthrie Theater. The NFL teamed with Comcast NBCUniversal and the Mayo Clinic to produce... more

Le'Veon Bell continues to speak confidently about a potential long-term contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Visiting NFL Network's Super Bowl LIVE on Friday, Bell said he's confident his contract is a priority for the Steelers, and reiterated t... more

An extremely successful era for the Baltimore Ravens is coming to an end. Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti announced Friday that long-time general manager Ozzie Newsome will step down after the 2018 season. Assistant general manager Eric DeCosta will t... more

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. -- The New England Patriots boast the quintessential bend-but-don't-break defense in the NFL. Bill Belichick and Matt Patricia employed a D in 2017 that gave up 366 yards per game, 29th in the NFL, but allowed just 18.5 points per... more

January

BLOOMINGTON, Minn -- Tom Brady sits as the presumptive 2017 MVP and guided the New England Patriots to back-to-back Super Bowl appearances. Even though he sits near the peak of his power, at 40 years old the retirement question continues to swirl aro... more

Colin Kaepernick did not land a job with an NFL team for the entire 2017 season, which led to some frustration among other players. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said at Wednesday's State of the League address that the decision to sign players lik... more

It started with a simple text to a lifelong 40-something Patriots fan heading into another Super Bowl week: Given that New England has been to eight Super Bowls this millennium, is covered exhaustively by a fervent local media and ad nauseam national... more

ORLANDO -- And then there were two -- the best two. The New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles are set to square off in Super Bowl LII for the right to hoist the Lombardi Trophy. Both enter with identical 13-3 records, tops in their respectiv... more

Miami Dolphins receiver Jarvis Landry barrels towards free agency after earning his third Pro Bowl bid in four years and leading the NFL in receptions in 2017. Normally such highly productive players don't make it to the open market, but talks betw... more

ORLANDO -- The biggest question for the Tennessee Titans moving forward under new head coach Mike Vrabel is what type of offense the team will design for quarterback Marcus Mariota. It's a question even current Titans players are pondering. Speak... more

ORLANDO -- Dallas Cowboys game-wrecking defensive lineman Demarcus Lawrence is in for a huge payday after a 14.5-sack season. After Pro Bowl practice on Wednesday, Lawrence said he's not fretting about his contract status heading into free agency.... more

ORLANDO -- Le'Veon Bell said his coaches knew he would be late to the Pittsburgh Steelers' walkthrough prior to the AFC Divisional Round tilt versus the Jacksonville Jaguars. After Pro Bowl practice on Wednesday, the running back addressed a Pittsb... more

ORLANDO -- Le'Veon Bell and the Pittsburgh Steelers couldn't come to a long-term contract agreement last offseason, forcing the running back to play on the franchise tag. This go-around Bell is more confident sides can come to terms on a multi-year d... more

Mike Vrabel joins a Tennessee Titans team that owns the greatest luxury a first-time coach can ask for: A franchise quarterback. The ex-Houston Texans defensive coordinator said Monday in his introductory press conference that his success won't be... more

The Arizona Cardinals have found their next head coach following Bruce Arians' offseason retirement. The Cardinals named Panthers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks their head coach on Monday. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport and NFL Network's Mike... more

Minnesota won't be hosting their hometown Vikings in the Super Bowl. Instead, perhaps fans can embrace a five-time Super Bowl champion with some local ties? Tom Brady explained on WEEI on Monday his connection to Minnesota. "My mom [Galynn] grew... more

The Jacksonville Jaguars were called for six penalties for 98 yards, including two big pass interference flags. The New England Patriots were flagged one time for 10 yards. The Jags' players were careful not to blame the refs for the loss but at le... more

Alshon Jeffery is one win away from being semi-prescient, and Lane Johnson is one victory from potentially piling up a ginormous bar tab. The Eagles' 38-7 romp over the Minnesota Vikings sent the "underdog" Philadelphia Eagles to the Super Bowl to... more

The Jacksonville Jaguars succumbed to the might of Tom Brady and the New England Patriots on Sunday, unable to pull off the road playoff upset. The Jags went from three wins in 2016 to the verge of a Super Bowl bid, which tied the NFL record for f... more

Tom Brady will play in Sunday's AFC Championship Game after slicing his throwing hand earlier in the week. Speaking on NFL Network ahead of the game versus the Jacksonville Jaguars, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft sounded confident Brady w... more

Minnesota Vikings fans are attempting to take over Philadelphia ahead of Sunday's NFC title tilt. A hoard of Vikings fans did the "Skol" chant on the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The #Vikings are coming!#BringItHome... more

The Minnesota Vikings must replace offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur whenever their season ends. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported two names they'll consider are ex-Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy and ex-Giants coach Ben McAdoo.... more

Members of the military serving overseas received some good news on Sunday: They will be able to watch the NFC and AFC Championship Games. NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy announced that the Armed Forces Network will air both games on Sunday for the se... more

The New England Patriots spent their week mostly tiptoeing around the Jacksonville Jaguars, being careful not to provide any bulletin-board material. Exhibit A comes from Patriots corner Eric Rowe, who glowed about enigmatic Blake Bortles: "Blake... more

The intrigue surrounding Tom Brady's thumb injury will continue into Sunday. The New England Patriots listed Brady as questionable to play against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Sunday's AFC Championship Game because of a hand injury. A source clos... more

Dowell Loggains found a soft landing spot with a friend after being dismissed from the Chicago Bears. The Miami Dolphins officially hired Loggains on Friday, two weeks after NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported the move. Miami reassigned for... more

Tom Brady didn't care to address his injured right hand or his status for Sunday's tilt versus the Jacksonville Jaguars when he met with the media on Friday. Giving short, clipped answers, the Patriots quarterback mostly vacillated between "I'm not... more

The Minnesota Vikings hope to have their dynamic receiver duo on the field Sunday in Philadelphia. Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said Friday that Adam Thielen will be listed as questionable heading into Sunday's game versus the Eagles. Thielen has b... more

The New York Giants plan to hire Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur to help diversify and open a stagnant offense. No one knows how well Shurmur can scheme open receivers better than Stefon Diggs. The Vikings receiver said Odell Be... more

Doug Marrone smiled wide, holding up a folder that could hold the keys to winning the AFC Championship. The folder came to Marrone from first-graders from the local Bolles School. The Jacksonville Jaguars coach brought it with him to his news confe... more

Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy tapped Mark Helfrich to be his offensive coordinator in an effort to develop a diverse offense, and, more importantly, help grow quarterback Mitchell Trubisky. The QB was the main topic of Helfrich's first meeting with... more

Philadelphia has rallied behind the notion their No. 1-seeded Eagles are still considered underdogs. After Lane Johnson and Chris Long donned dog masks following the Eagles' Divisional Round victory over the Atlanta Falcons, Philly fans bought the... more

Five months ago, few predicted a Minnesota Vikings-Philadelphia Eagles NFC Championship Game matchup. Nobody would have guessed the quarterbacks who would helm those teams one step from the Super Bowl. Case Keenum and Nick Foles both opened the sea... more

The Pittsburgh Steelers pulled within seven points with 2:18 remaining in the fourth quarter of Sunday's Divisional Round tilt versus the Jacksonville Jaguars. With two timeouts and the two-minute warning, common practice suggested the Steelers kick... more

The Jacksonville Jaguars head to the AFC Championship Game with their best offensive player standing on the sidelines. Allen Robinson tore his ACL in Week 1, wiping out his 2017 season. The dynamic No. 1 receiver said his recovery is on track. "I... more

Drew Brees heads into the offseason set to hit the free-agent market. The New Orleans Saints quarterback, however, certainly didn't indicate Sunday's heartbreaking loss to the Minnesota Vikings would be his final wearing the Fleur-de-lis. Asked... more

The offseason is underway for 28 NFL teams. You know what that means: Get ready for a smorgasbord of workout videos from players battling back from season-ending injuries. Today's submission comes from New York Giants star wide receiver Odell Bec... more

Sean Payton felt great after the New Orleans Saints took the lead Sunday with under 30 seconds left in their Divisional Round tilt versus the Minnesota Vikings. The coach took a moment to celebrate, turning to Vikings fans behind the Saints' bench... more

Former New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo is back on the grid. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday that McAdoo interviewed for the Cleveland Browns' offensive coordinator job, per a source informed of the situation. Mary Kay Cabo... more

There will be no back-and-forth trash talking ahead of the AFC Championship Game . The New England Patriots will ensure anything that comes out before Sunday's tilt will be one-sided. A day after teammates refused to respond to Jalen Ramsey "predic... more

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were the darlings of the 2017 offseason. Many picked the Hard Knocks squad to dive deep into the playoffs behind a star-studded offense and surging defense. Instead the Bucs sunk. In an interview with Rick Stroud of the... more

Seemingly all of Minnesota is still flying high after Stefon Diggs scored a miracle touchdown on "Seven Heaven ." Mike Zimmer and the Vikings, however, don't have that luxury. "I think like everything, that one is done and gone with, and we're movi... more

The New York Giants have zeroed in on their new head coach. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that Big Blue is expected to hire Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur as the team's new coach, per a source informed of the... more

Jalen Ramsey was "swagged up " and feeling his oats following Sunday's playoff victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers. At a fan rally at EverBank Field after the Jacksonville Jaguars landed back in Duval, Ramsey got bold, predicting a victory next w... more

Le'Veon Bell suggested last week he might sit out if the Pittsburgh Steelers franchise tag him again this offseason. The threat doesn't mean he wants out of Pittsburgh. The Steelers running back was asked if he wanted to return next season followi... more

The Jacksonville Jaguars felt overlooked, disrespected and insulted by the consistent chatter of Pittsburgh Steelers players talking about a rematch with the New England Patriots. Jags players took it out on the Steelers on the field, then voiced the... more

The Jacksonville Jaguars watched their bulldozing running back limp to the locker room in the second quarter of their Divisional Round game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Fortunately for the Jaguars, he's back. Leonard Fournette returned to the... more

Sam Bradford will dress for Sunday's Divisional Round matchup versus the New Orleans Saints. Bradford is active and will back up quarterback Case Keenum on Sunday. Teddy Bridgewater is inactive for the game. The Vikings activated Bradford off in... more

Here are the main injuries we're monitoring during Sunday's Divisional Round action: 1. Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Dante Fowler suffered a shoulder injury during the second half against the Steelers and didn't return. Safety Tashaun Gipso... more

The No. 1 seed in the NFC is embracing its unprecedented "underdog" playoff status. Philadelphia Eagles offensive lineman Lane Johnson and defensive end Chris Long took the "underdog" notion a step further, donning canine masks following the Eagles... more

Le'Veon Bell said last week he would consider sitting out the 2018 season if the Pittsburgh Steelers franchise tagged him again. The running back later walked back those comments, but this is certainly a situation that will come to a head in the futu... more

Le'Veon Bell is confident the Pittsburgh Steelers will head to New England to face the Patriots in the AFC Championship game. "I love round 2s...We'll have two round 2s in back-to-back weeks..." Bell Tweeted late Saturday night after the Pats knock... more

The Buffalo Bills are shaking up the coaching staff after ending their 17-year playoff drought. Buffalo announced Friday that it fired offensive coordinator Rick Dennison, who spent just one season in Buffalo under coach Sean McDermott after leadin... more

Titans-Patriots Falcons-Eagles Jaguars-Steelers Saints-Vikings The Backstory In a game that feels like it took place eons ago, the Vikings and Saints faced off to open the season in Minnesota. Mike Zimmer's squad pounced on New Orl... more

We have #BreakingNews out of Jacksonville: Jalen Ramsey is NOT talking trash. The loquacious, self-confident, fearless Jaguars cornerback heads into Sunday's tilt versus the Pittsburgh Steelers not throwing shade, but rather talking venerably abou... more

The Denver Broncos know they need to upgrade the quarterback situation. General manager John Elway has said it . Coach Vance Joseph said it. The players said it before the year even ended. Change is coming. The question for Elway is what shape does... more

The Buffalo Bills ended their 17-year playoff drought this season but bowed out in the wild-card round. Now GM Brandon Beane is out to ensure the playoffs become a regular occurrence, and the Bills drive deeper than one game. Beane's offseason focu... more

The NFL's 2018 London slate includes three playoff teams, a perennial contender, and two potential risers next season. The league announced the matchups, locations and potential dates for its U.K. series Thursday. Seattle Seahawks vs. Oakland Ra... more

Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy has added some college flavor to his staff. The Bears hired former Oregon Ducks coach Mark Helfrich to be their new offensive coordinator, the team announced Friday. The 44-year-old Helfrich was the head coach of the... more

Aaron Donald sat out the offseason in hopes of getting a new contract that is better in line with his production as the most devastating interior lineman in the NFL. That deal never came. The Los Angeles Rams head into the 2018 offseason with a... more

Le'Veon Bell's message ahead of Sunday's AFC Divisional Round tilt versus the Jacksonville Jaguars is simple: Carpe Diem. With Bell, Antonio Brown and Ben Roethlisberger all expected to be relatively healthy to open the Steelers' playoff run, the... more

The Commitment to Excellence returned to Oakland. "Once a Raider, always a Raider. Never been more appropriate than today," Mark Davis proclaimed Tuesday as he announced the hiring of coach Jon Gruden. "Raider Nation, this is a big f-ing deal," t... more

The Carolina Panthers are overhauling their offensive coaching staff. The team announced Tuesday offensive coordinator Mike Shula and quarterbacks coach Ken Dorsey have been relieved of their duties. The firings came after Carolina finished 2017... more

The New England Patriots continue to dispute the report of discord within the organization. Speaking on WEEI on Tuesday , quarterback Tom Brady took issue with the ESPN report , which cited unnamed sources, claiming he was "liberated" following the... more

New York Giants safety Landon Collins has quickly come around on teammate Eli Apple since calling the cornerback a "cancer" two weeks ago. Collins told The New York Post he believes the two young defenders can mend the fence after the 2017 scuttle... more

The New Orleans Saints head back to where the season started, and where they hope to end it: Minnesota. The Vikings host the Saints for the second time in four months after opening the 2017 season with a 29-19 win over Drew Brees' squad at U.S. Ban... more

Ben Roethlisberger said last week he hoped to face the Jacksonville Jaguars in the AFC's Divisional Round to make up for a five-interception game in Week 5. Big Ben got his wish. The Pittsburgh Steelers will host the Jaguars on Sunday afternoon at... more

The Chicago Bears found the coach to shepherd them into a new era. The team announced Monday it hired Chiefs offensive coordinator Matt Nagy as its new head coach. Nagy interviewed with Bears GM Ryan Pace on Sunday, following the Chiefs' playoff... more

Sammy Watkins heads into free agency coming off a dismal playoff performance. The Los Angeles Rams' receiver earned just one reception for 23 yards in Saturday night's loss to the Atlanta Falcons. It was a predictable end to a mediocre season for... more

Following the Kansas City Chiefs' 18-point collapse Saturday to the Tennessee Titans, the outcry from observers rang clear: Why in the name of St. Pete didn't Kareem Hunt get more carries? The Chiefs built a 21-3 halftime lead that dwindled away i... more

The Jacksonville Jaguars won a playoff home game thanks to a smothering defense. Blake Bortles and the offense, on the other hand, were dismal in the 10-3 victory over the Buffalo Bills. Heading into next Sunday's Divisional Round tilt versus the... more

The Atlanta Falcons held the NFL's top scoring offense to 13 points Saturday night in Los Angeles, beating the Rams 26-13 to advance to the NFC Divisional Round to play the Philadelphia Eagles. Here is what you need to know: 1. The Atlanta Falcon... more

The Tennessee Titans overcame a 21-3 first-half road deficit, plastering the Kansas City Chiefs for 19 second-half points to swipe a 22-21 upset win at Arrowhead Stadium. The 18-point comeback tied for the second-largest on the road in NFL playoff... more

Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis is poised to commit to Jon Gruden for the next decade and pay a mountain of money for the privilege. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported the Raiders are preparing to sign Gruden to a 10-year, $100 million cont... more

The Oakland Raiders are preparing to announce their new head coach next week. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Friday that the Raiders are planning for a Tuesday news conference to introduce soon-to-be-new coach Jon Gruden, according to a... more

Antonio Brown might not win the MVP race, but the Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver was the only player voted as a unanimous selection to The Associated Press 2017 NFL All-Pro Team. Brown, who led the NFL with 1,533 receiving yards despite missing... more

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Marqise Lee is on pace to return for a Wild Card battle versus the Buffalo Bills. Coach Doug Marrone said Friday that Lee and running back T.J. Yeldon (illness) are listed as questionable for Sunday's tilt. Le... more

New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman won't throw Eli Apple out with the bathwater just yet. After a sit-down meeting this week, Gettleman said he offered a cleaned slate to the enigmatic cornerback. "It went fine," Gettleman told Steve... more

Titans-Chiefs Falcons-Rams Bills-Jaguars Panthers-Saints The Backstory "You can't triple stamp a double stamp ." -- Harry Dunne. The New Orleans Saints thwarted their division rival Carolina Panthers twice this season by double... more

The Cincinnati Bengals continue to reap the rewards of an overwhelmingly thankful Buffalo Bills fan base. Following Andy Dalton's touchdown pass to Tyler Boyd on Sunday, which sent Buffalo to the playoffs for the first time in 17 seasons, the Bills... more

The Carolina Panthers lost twice by double digits to the New Orleans Saints this season. In both games, Cam Newton struggled to put up passing numbers, tossing for fewer than 185 yards in each. The Panthers as a team averaged just 283.5 in the two... more

The Baltimore Ravens won't change offensive coordinators in 2018. Coach John Harbaugh said Thursday OC Marty Mornhinweg will return next season. Mornhinweg took over the gig in 2016. Coach Harbaugh discusses OC Marty Mornhinweg and the offense mo... more

The consternation about the Tennessee Titans' offense hasn't subsided heading into Saturday's playoff tilt versus the Kansas City Chiefs. The Titans limped into their first postseason berth since the 2008 season, averaging 20.9 points per game,... more

Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan wants everyone to revel in the first home playoff game of his tenure. The team announced Khan and the Jaguars Foundation donated 500 tickets to refugees from around the world who settled in Northeast Florida and... more

The New York Jets didn't tank the 2017 season, winning five games and earning the No. 6 overall pick. Theoretically the victories could put Gang Green in a spot where they miss out on the franchise quarterback of their dreams -- Josh Rosen, Sam Dar... more

With the Northeast bracing to be bombarded with snow, the government in Massachusetts asked people to stay off the roads. Many schools and business closed in advance. The New England Patriots are not one of those holed up to wait out the storm. A... more

The Jacksonville Jaguars could be getting a key target for Blake Bortles back for Sunday's playoff tilt versus the Buffalo Bills. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday the belief is receiver Marqise Lee will play this week after miss... more

The Cincinnati Bengals are opting for continuity in 2018. A day after signing coach Marvin Lewis to a two-year deal, the Bengals inked offensive coordinator Bill Lazor to a new contract, the team announced Wednesday. "We have a lot of talent on t... more

The status of LeSean McCoy remains up in the air heading into Sunday's tilt versus the Jacksonville Jaguars. Buffalo Bills coach Sean McDermott said Wednesday that the running back is "day-to-day" with a sprained ankle suffered in Sunday's victory... more

The Denver Broncos laid the failure in 2017 at the feet of the quarterback. After watching Trevor Siemian, Brock Osweiler and Paxton Lynch flounder all season, GM John Elway stated the obvious on Tuesday: Denver's "No. 1 goal" is to upgrade the QB... more

Now that we know the six teams eligible for the Hard Knocks mandate , the most intriguing name on the list seems to be the San Francisco 49ers. With rising star quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo leading the Niners to a 5-0 record down the stretch, the... more

New York Jets acting owner Christopher Johnson continues to keep pressure off his coaching staff and front office to put a winning team on the field. In September, Johnson said progress of players would matter more than wins and losses . The owner... more

The Dom Capers era in Green Bay is over after nine seasons. Capers is out as defensive coordinator following Sunday's 35-11 loss to the Detroit Lions, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per sources informed of the decision. ESPN first... more

James Harrison just wanted to play . The New England Patriots provided the opportunity in his first game with the club. The 39-year-old linebacker played 34 snaps in Sunday's victory over the New York Jets, per Next Gen Stats. The count was just f... more

Coaching tracker John Fox's reign in Chicago is over. The Bears announced the firing of the veteran head coach on Monday. Fox's firing was first reported by NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. "Thank you to all the players, coaches, the city... more

LeSean McCoy will battle to get ready for the Buffalo Bills first playoff game of since Jan. 8, 2000. The running back was carted off in the third quarter of the Week 17 win over the Miami Dolphins with a sprained ankle . Bills coach Sean McDerm... more

Coaching tracker Jim Caldwell's tenure with the Detroit Lions is over. The team announced early Monday morning that general manager Bob Quinn informed Caldwell that he will not be returning as head coach. In addition to Caldwell, Quinn confir... more

The Baltimore Ravens missed out on the playoffs. Now John Harbaugh must replace his defensive coordinator. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that longtime DC Dean Pees is informing the team he's going to retire, effective March 1.... more

December

The Minnesota Vikings (13-3) defense smothered the Chicago Bears (5-11) at U.S. Bank Stadium to secure the No. 2 seed in the NFC and clinch a first-round playoff bye with a 23-10 win . Mike Zimmer's team earned the victory in the fashion we've seen... more

The Pittsburgh Steelers will end the 2017 regular season with the Killer Bs on the sideline. The Steelers will rest key starters Sunday versus the Cleveland Browns, including Ben Roethlisberger and Le'Veon Bell, the team announced Sunday.... more

Everything you need to know as kickoff approaches... Key game-time decisions All players questionable unless noted Arizona Cardinals: RB Kerwynn Williams (quadricep, ribs, back), LB Josh Bynes (ankle), TE Troy Niklas (ankle), RB Elijhaa Penn... more

Andrew Luck believes he'll be ready for work in 2018. The Indianapolis Colts quarterback spoke to the media Friday for the first time since traveling to the Netherlands to work with a therapist on his injured throwing shoulder. Luck said he did not... more

The New York Jets ended speculation about the futures of head coach Todd Bowles and general manager Mike Maccagnan. The team announced extensions for both men on Friday, before the final game of the 2017 season. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport... more

The Pittsburgh Steelers' divorce from James Harrison continues to wind down a messy path. Following Harrison's release and signing with the New England Patriots, Steelers players blasted the veteran linebacker, saying he wanted out of Pittsburgh .... more

The NFL will not discipline the Houston Texans for how it handled Tom Savage's concussion in a Week 14 loss to the San Francisco 49ers. A joint NFL-NFL Players Association review concluded that while medical staff followed protocol, the outcome wa... more

The last time the Buccaneers faced the Saints, Tampa Bay receiver Mike Evans had a meltdown, launching himself into the back of New Orleans corner Marshon Lattimore. Evans was suspended for the blindside hit. The wideout told ESPN's Jenna Laine he... more

Todd Gurley amassed 591 scrimmage yards and eight touchdowns in the past three weeks. The mind-blowing stats sprinted him towards a possible MVP trophy and helped the Los Angeles Rams secure their first division championship since 2003. Gurley's... more

The Tennessee Titans enter Sunday's tilt versus the Jacksonville Jaguars in a win-and-in scenario . A victory over the team they creamed back in September could potentially save coach Mike Mularkey's job. "Winning always makes everything better,"... more

Julio Jones had the Carolina Panthers' secondary beat in Week 10 for a wide-open touchdown. Uncharacteristically, the ball caromed off his hands for an inexplicable drop on a fourth-down shot that would have cut the Falcons' deficit to three points w... more

The Houston Texans likely will finish out the season without their best player. DeAndre Hopkins is expected to miss the first game of his five-year career due to a calf injury, NFL Network Ian Rapoport reported, per a team source. The 25-year-old... more

Dak Prescott doesn't want to head into the offseason with a bad taste in his mouth. The Dallas Cowboys quarterback is coming off a 181-yard passing game with two interceptions in a loss to the Seattle Seahawks. Prescott heard the talk of players si... more

The Los Angeles Chargers have a chance to sneak into the playoffs after a four-loss start to the season. If L.A. defeats the Raiders on Sunday and gets some help elsewhere (including a Titans loss to the Jaguars), Philip Rivers & crew will becom... more

The Oakland Raiders offense has been lost this season under first-year coordinator Todd Downing. Sunday's tilt versus the L.A. Chargers could be the young coach's final leading Derek Carr & Co. if Jack Del Rio decides to make a move again this offsea... more

So, Todd Bowles, you're telling me there's a chance? The New York Jets coach didn't completely dismiss the idea that Christian Hackenberg would play this week against the New England Patriots. "We'll see," Bowles said Wednesday, via ESPN's Rich... more

Los Angeles Chargers coach Anthony Lynn declared Melvin Gordon 'day-to-day' with an ankle injury. The running back was more positive than that, stating that he'll play Sunday versus the Oakland Raiders. "I'm good. I'll be ready on Sunday." Gordon s... more

Kansas City Chiefs fans will get a glimpse of the future on Sunday. Coach Andy Reid said Wednesday that rookie quarterback Patrick Mahomes will start the team's regular-season finale versus the Denver Broncos. With the Chiefs locked into the No.... more

The New England Patriots signed Pittsburgh Steelers franchise sack leader James Harrison on Tuesday . With Bill Belichick meeting the media Wednesday morning, inquiries into the acquisition were obvious. While it wasn't at "On to Cincinnati" level,... more

Eli Manning knows a new general manager and coaching staff could precipitate his exit from New York. If it were up to the Giants quarterback, however, he'd never leave Big Blue. "This is what I love to do," he said Tuesday on WFAN, via Newsday . "I... more

For the few teams heading into Week 17 already locked into playoff position, the lingering question is whether to rest starters for the playoffs or play for a win heading into the tournament. Two organizations are providing examples of each approac... more

The rumors swirling around Tampa Bay regarding Dirk Koetter's job being in jeopardy have howled louder as 2018 approaches. The second-year head coach admitted this week that speculation about his future has become a distraction. "Well of course.... more

Jim Caldwell offered the perfect quote to sum up his reign with the Detroit Lions: "We're just a little bit above average, and a little bit above average is not good enough," he said Tuesday, via Kyle Meinke of MLive.com . "There's no bowl games in... more

Entering the final week of the 2017 season, John Fox isn't fretting about his future in Chicago. "I don't worry about it. I've never had trouble getting employment in this league, and I'm not going to start worrying about it now," Fox said Monday,... more

Fans of the Los Angeles Chargers and Buffalo Bills will be happy with Doug Marrone. Despite the Jacksonville Jaguars being locked into the No. 3 seed in the AFC heading into Sunday's tilt versus the Tennessee Titans, the coach said he doesn't plan... more

Bruce Arians is tired of the speculation about his future in Arizona. On Tuesday, the Cardinals coach scoffed at a report that stated he planned to part ways with the team after the season. "If you want to ask me about this fake news story that h... more

James Harrison is joining his former enemy. The longtime Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker is signing with the New England Patriots on Tuesday, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported. ESPN first reported the development. Harrison went unclaimed on wai... more

Add Buffalo Bills owner Terry Pegula to the long list of people perplexed by the NFL's catch rule. The latest mindboggling overturn of a catch came Sunday in the Bills loss to the New England Patriots. NFL Senior VP of Officiating Al Riveron overru... more

The Denver Broncos are gearing up to give Paxton Lynch one final look in the season finale. Coach Vance Joseph said Tuesday the team plans to start the former first-round pick Sunday versus the Kansas City Chiefs. Lynch was unable to play in Week 1... more

Jeff Fisher believes he left the Los Angeles Rams 'in pretty good shape ' helping lead to the club's quick turnaround this season. The players Fisher references made it clear they credit Sean McVay and the current coaching staff guiding the Rams to... more

The Pittsburgh Steelers took advantage of a weak opponent in their first full game without Antonio Brown, demolishing the Houston Texans 34-6. Before exiting the blowout early, Ben Roethlisberger completed 20 of 29 passes for 226 yards and two... more

The Philadelphia Eagles clinched the No. 1 overall seed in the NFC on Christmas night, but were reminded life in January will be much more difficult without Carson Wentz. In Monday night's last-minute win over the Oakland Raiders, Nick Foles showed... more

After Antonio Brown injured his calf, the working assumption had been that the Pittsburgh Steelers needed to earn a bye to get their All-Pro receiver healthy for a playoff run. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Sunday on GameDay Morning th... more

Every year around Christmas time, the football world is gifted with various rumors about Jon Gruden possibly returning to coaching. None of the chatter has pulled the Super Bowl-winning coach from the Monday Night Football booth. Could something c... more

For the second time this season the Green Bay Packers were blanked at home. Saturday night's 16-0 loss to the Minnesota Vikings marked the first time the Packers have been shut out multiple times in a season since 2006. It was the first shutout los... more

Adam Vinatieri is still kicking. Turning 45 this week, the Indianapolis Colts kicker said after Saturday's loss to the Baltimore Ravens that he plans to play next season, which would be his 23rd in the NFL. The question now becomes where Vinatier... more

Everything you need to know as kickoff approaches... Key game-time decisions All players questionable unless noted SATURDAY GAMES: Indianapolis Colts: OUT: OT Denzelle Good (knee), CB Rashaan Melvin (hand), WR Donte Moncrief (ankle), TE... more

Derek Carr fumbled away a chance to beat the Dallas Cowboys last week and give the Oakland Raiders' fading playoff hopes some life. Trialing 20-17 with 39 seconds left in the game, the quarterback stretched out on a scramble on third-and-3 near th... more

The Baltimore Ravens sat at 3-4 following back-to-back losses to the downtrodden Chicago Bears and the Minnesota Vikings. The football authority collectively decided John Harbaugh's team would be an afterthought. Joe Flacco's offense dead in the wa... more

The last time Tre'Davious White covered Rob Gronkowski, the rookie cornerback intercepted a Tom Brady pass. The rookie also got jumped on by the tight end after the play and left with a concussion. The penalty earned Gronk a suspension. Despite... more

Jared Goff is in the midst of one of the best non-injury turnarounds in the NFL. The Los Angeles Rams quarterback followed up a disastrous, winless rookie campaign, with a steady, sometimes spectacular, near-playoff-clinching season. Goff's 35.3-... more

The New Orleans Saints' improved defense suffered a blow. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported safety Kenny Vaccaro is headed to injured reserve, according to a source informed of the decision. Vaccaro has been playing with an adductor muscle... more

The NFL issued a fine to the Seattle Seahawks for failure to properly apply concussion protocol on a hit to the head of quarterback Russell Wilson during a Week 10 win over the Arizona Cardinals. A joint NFL and NFL Players Association review resul... more

Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Jesse James heard all the talk about how he got robbed by officials after his touchdown was overturned in Sunday's loss to the New England Patriots. "A lot of [friends and family] said to keep your head up -- I don't... more

Blake Bortles helped propel the Jacksonville Jaguars to a playoff berth. Opponents, however, have been reluctant to give the quarterback credit for his recent hot streak. Jadeveon Clowney was the latest, calling Bortles 'trash' after the Jags' 45-... more

Unless you are a fan of one of the other NFC West teams shaking at the potential thought of Jimmy Garoppolo wrecking the division for the next decade, it's nearly impossible not to marvel at the influence of the quarterback on the entire San Francisc... more

The New York Giants are ramping up Davis Webb's practice workload in the final two weeks of the season. The third-round rookie took first-team reps in practice on Wednesday for the first time since this summer. Eli Manning generally takes all eight... more

At 0-14, the Cleveland Browns have two shots to get a win in 2017. With the AFC North division champion Pittsburgh Steelers waiting in Week 17, Sunday's tilt versus the Chicago Bears looms as the best chance to avoid 0-16. The Browns' last win cam... more

Aaron Rodgers is heading back to injured reserve. The Green Bay Packers announced Tuesday the quarterback was placed on IR. The team signed quarterback Joe Callahan back to the active roster. Brett Hundley will take over as starting quarterback f... more

In hindsight, Ben Roethlisberger regrets not taking matters into this own hands and spiking the ball on third down to stop the clock at the end of Sunday's loss to the New England Patriots. Following the Pittsburgh Steelers' 27-24 loss, Roethlisber... more

The NFL's catch rule has become a weekly bane for fans, coaches and players. Sunday's overturned touchdown reception by Jesse James at the end of the Pittsburgh Steelers-New England Patriots tilt cast the latest negative spotlight on the rule.... more

Tom Brady sits as the clear-cut leader to run away with MVP honors for 2017. Barring another season-altering injury, can anyone challenge the New England Patriots quarterback? Injuries to Carson Wentz, Aaron Rodgers, and Antonio Brown have wiped aw... more

Elisha Nelson Manning is the one. While most the world melted down over Jesse James' touchdown being overturned in the Pittsburgh Steelers' loss to the New England Patriots, Eli Manning shrugged off the call. "I know the rules," the New York Gian... more

Whatever "Exotic Smashmouth" turned into in Tennessee this season isn't getting the job done for the Titans' offense. After falling to the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, Titans receiver Rishard Matthews requested quarterback Marcus Mariota be given... more

Ezekiel Elliott returned to the Dallas Cowboys' facility on Monday after a six-game suspension for violation of the NFL's personal conduct policy. The running back will participate in a walkthrough on Tuesday and play in a must-win game versus the Se... more

Bruce Arians has made another quarterback change. The Arizona Cardinals coach announced Monday that Drew Stanton will start Sunday versus the New York Giants. "I am going to change to Drew this week. It is no fault of Blaine [Gabbert ]," Arians... more

Rex Burkhead dodged a bullet after leaving Sunday's victory in Pittsburgh with a knee injury. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday morning that an MRI revealed the New England Patriots running back suffered a sprained knee, along with... more

Clay Matthews thought he had the Carolina Panthers pegged after doing film study heading into Sunday's tilt in Charlotte. The studious linebacker, coupled with talkative quarterback Cam Newton provided a great on-field back-and-forth early in the gam... more

The Philadelphia Eagles clinched a playoff bye on Sunday with a 34-29 victory. However, it didn't come easily against the two-win New York Giants. Doug Pederson's team allowed a previously woeful Big Blue offense to rack up 504 yards, committed sev... more

The running joke on your television programs this week will be that the Dallas Cowboys kept their season alive by the thickness of a folded index card. When you hear it, know that crack won't be entirely accurate, according to referee Gene Steratore.... more

Green Bay Packers receiver Davante Adams left Sunday's loss in the third quarter after suffering a concussion on an illegal hit to the head by Carolina Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis following an Aaron Rodgers interception. It's the second time t... more

The butt of jokes for years, the Jacksonville Jaguars finally stole the show . Shad Khan's team clinched a playoff berth with Sunday's 45-7 victory over the Houston Texans. It's the Jags' first postseason appearance since 2007. Since Khan bought th... more

The Minnesota Vikings are heading to the postseason. The Vikings (11-3) clinched the NFC North title and the playoff berth that comes with it in a 34-7 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals (5-9) on Sunday. Here's what we learned from a game that also... more

In one week, Kenny Britt went from the doghouse in Cleveland to the playing field in New England. Britt is active for the Patriots' pivotal showdown against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Britt signed a two-year deal with the Pats on Tuesday after bei... more

Captain Munnerlyn won't play against Aaron Rodgers. The Carolina Panthers cornerback is inactive for Sunday's tilt versus the Green Bay Packers, Bill Voth of the team's official website first reported. The move comes four days after Munnerlyn wa... more

Marvin Lewis' 15-year run in Cincinnati as head coach is coming to an end. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Lewis and the Bengals mutually agreed to end his coaching run after the 2017 season, per sources informed of the situation. Lewis i... more

The Los Angeles Chargers flew to Kansas City winners of seven of the past nine games, playing nearly flawless on both sides of the football, with sights on a possible AFC West crown. Then a second-half implosion wiped it all away. Philip Rivers thr... more

Even between division rivals, sportsmanship and respect can still flourish. Following Saturday night's 30-13 victory for the Kansas City Chiefs over the Los Angeles Chargers, the NFL audience caught the coolest look at that R-E-S-P-E-C-T when 12-ye... more

Everything you need to know as kickoff approaches... Key game-time decisions All players questionable unless noted Chicago Bears: S Adrian Amos (hamstring), DT Eddie Goldman (hip), S DeAndre Houston-Carson (ankle), TE Adam Shaheen (chest)... more

Thursday Night Football features two head coaches standing on shaky soil. Will the results of the final TNF game of the season between the Denver Broncos and Indianapolis Colts cause the ground to crumble beneath Vance Joseph or Chuck Pagano? NFL... more

John Dorsey has been on the job in Cleveland less than a week, but the Browns new GM already made sweeping conclusions about the performance of Sashi Brown and the previous regime. "You know what? You've got to get (Hue Jackson) players,'' Dorsey t... more

The last time the Pittsburgh Steelers faced the New England Patriots, Le'Veon Bell played just 11 snaps in a 36-17 blowout loss in the AFC Championship at Gillette Stadium. The running back hurt his groin early in the playoffs and re-injured it aft... more

Few are surprised Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers returned at the earliest possible date after undergoing collarbone surgery. Least shocked might be the Packers' Sunday opponent, the Carolina Panthers. "Everybody knew from the beginni... more

If the NFL had a Lady Byng Trophy for most gentlemanly player , Marcus Mariota would be a yearly finalist. The Tennessee Titans quarterback apologized on Wednesday for his curt post-game press conference following Sunday's loss to the Arizona Cardi... more

The Los Angeles Rams expect to have No. 1 target Robert Woods back for Sunday's pivotal showdown with the Seattle Seahawks. The receiver said he plans to play this weekend after missing the past three games with a shoulder injury suffered in Week 1... more

With Josh McCown now on injured reserve , Bryce Petty will start at quarterback for the New York Jets for the final three games of the 2017 season, barring injury. Jets head coach Todd Bowles said the team has no plans to play Christian Hackenberg... more

Aaron Rodgers is back and already preparing for the Carolina Panthers. With the Green Bay Packers' playoff hopes hanging by a thread, the all-world quarterback was medically cleared from his collarbone injury on Tuesday night by team Dr. Pat McKen... more

The Dallas Cowboys still have an outside chance of making a playoff run with three games down the stretch despite the absence of Ezekiel Elliott. With the running back set to serve the final game of his six-tilt suspension this week, Cowboys owner... more

The Blizzard Bowl in Buffalo has more collateral damage: The Denver Broncos' preparation for the Indianapolis Colts. Broncos coach Vance Joseph said the streaking snow camouflaged the Colts so much that the game recording was unusable to prepare fo... more

Sunday afternoon all eyes turn to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where Jim Nantz, Tony Romo, Tracy Wolfson and the rest of CBS's No. 1 crew will call the battle for the AFC's No. 1 seed . The Steelers-Patriots tilt at Heinz Field will be the biggest gam... more

If you have any questions about what a difference a franchise quarterback makes, simply turn on a San Francisco 49ers game from the last two weeks. Jimmy Garoppolo propelled the previously one-win team to two straight victories. The offense is humm... more

The Pittsburgh Steelers placed Ryan Shazier on injured reserve Tuesday. The linebacker underwent spinal stabilization surgery on Dec. 6. "Unfortunately Ryan will not be able to contribute on the field during the remainder of this season," Steelers... more

Devin Hester will not make another late-season appearance. The NFL's all-time leader in punt-return touchdowns announced he's hanging up his cleats. CURTAINS ‚??ū?ĺ Appreciate all of the love for all these years!!! Y‚??all made the ride incredibl... more

Washington Redskins safety Su'a Cravens plans to restart his NFL career in 2018. Craven's agent Fadde Mikhail released a statement on Tuesday saying the safety has received medical clearance to resume football activities. Statement from Su'a Crav... more

Marcus Peters served his one-game suspension and will return for Saturday's tilt versus the Los Angeles Chargers. Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid said Monday that despite the secondary playing its best game in weeks sans the starting corner Pete... more

During Sunday's loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, Los Angeles Rams fans began to loudly ponder why in the name of sweet baby Jesus wasn't Todd Gurley touching the ball more. On a four-drive sequence in the first half, Gurley touched the ball just f... more

Chuck Pagano knows. He knows he's likely coaching his final three games in charge of the Indianapolis Colts. He knows the 3-10 record is not good enough. And he knows everyone is talking about him getting fired. He just isn't interested in dwelling... more

The New England Patriots' loss Monday night to the Miami Dolphins wasn't nearly as close as the 27-20 score indicated. Bill Belichick's team got thoroughly outplayed by Jay Cutler, Xavien Howard, Ndamukong Suh, et al. from the first whistle. It was... more

Cleveland Browns receiver Josh Gordon and Green Bay Packers corner Damarious Randall started a Twitter beef Monday morning. Following Sunday's overtime win by the Packers, the Green Bay Press-Gazette published a story about Randall's improved play... more

It's third-and-4. Ben Roethlisberger lines up at his own 36-yard-line with 1:08 left in the fourth quarter Sunday night at Heinz Field. The Pittsburgh Steelers trail division rival Baltimore Ravens by two points. The world knew where the football w... more

The Tennessee Titans watched their grip on the AFC South slip away Sunday in the desert, falling 12-7 to the Arizona Cardinals. Marcus Mariota took the blame for an offense that totaled a measly 204 yards. The Titans QB also tossed two interception... more

The knee injury to MVP candidate Carson Wentz thrust backup Nick Foles into the spotlight for a Philadelphia Eagles team that clinched the NFC East and is on pace for a playoff bye. In Sunday's 43-35 victory over the Los Angeles Rams, Foles helped... more

Sunday provided several memorable NFL games, but few scenes like the one in Buffalo, with Bills and Colts players slugging their way through piles and piles of snow in a 13-7 overtime win for the home team. A lake-effect system dumped up to eight i... more

On Sunday morning, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported a rift between Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston and head coach Dirk Koetter. Following another loss, Winston denied there were any issues behind the scenes. "Me and Coac... more

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were supposed to be a team on the rise in 2017. Instead, Dirk Koetter's squad cratered. The disappointment of another lost season has induced frustration and tension. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported on GameDay... more

As time speeds towards the end of 2017, the jobs of some NFL coaches are in jeopardy. We've already seen one coach (Ben McAdoo) and two general managers (Jerry Reese, Sashi Brown) canned thus far. To find out which coaches could be next, let's... more

Nathan Peterman appears to be back in the saddle for the Buffalo Bills. The rookie quarterback will start against the Indianapolis Colts, per sources informed of the decision. Tyrod Taylor, who has been dealing with a bruised patellar tendon that... more

Everything you need to know as kickoff approaches... Key game-time decisions All players questionable unless noted Oakland Raiders: WR Amari Cooper (ankle), CB David Amerson (foot), DE Denico Autry (hand), RB Jamize Olawale (ankle), WR... more

Josh McCown was supposed to be a bridge to nowhere. Instead, the 38-year-old propelled the Jets to five wins and contention in the 2017 AFC playoff picture. McCown now has his offensive coordinator pining for another season. John Morton was asked... more

The Baltimore-Pittsburgh tilt on Sunday Night Football is billed as an offensively gifted Steelers squad against a swarming Ravens defense. Ben Roethlisberger and Co. enter the weekend averaging 367.6 total yards and 264.5 passing yards per game (... more

Last weekend, Tom Brady got in a tiff with offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels on the sideline after the Patriots struggled to score touchdowns early against the Buffalo Bills. Dolphins defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh would like to see that display... more

Following a Drew Brees interception in the end zone with 1:25 left in Thursday night's game versus the Atlanta Falcons, the New Orleans Saints were in a position to get the ball back with a few ticks left on the clock still down 20-17 . With two... more

Buffalo Bills corner Tre'Davious White is out of concussion protocol, but isn't happy with the punishment for the hit that put him there in the first place. White took issue with the league's decision to suspend Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski f... more

Matthew Stafford is making progress in dealing with a bruised right hand suffered in last week's loss at Baltimore. The Detroit Lions quarterback was seen throwing in practice on Thursday with two fingers taped. Video evidence: Stafford had his... more

Hue Jackson won the power struggle in Cleveland. The Browns fired executive vice president Sashi Brown on Thursday, but Jackson will continue to be the head coach. "Hue Jackson will remain our coach and will return for the 2018 season but we fee... more

The Oakland Raiders know they will get at least one playmaking receiver back on the field when they face the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday in a pivotal AFC West battle. Amari Cooper remains a question mark while battling an ankle injury (he's cleare... more

Tom Brady plans to play until he's at least 45. Ditto for fellow quarterback cyborg Russell Wilson. Philip Rivers, however, is under no illusions he'll be in the NFL for another decade. The 35-year-old signal-caller told Pro Football Talk on Wednes... more

The Carolina Panthers offense has improved since the team took the shackles off Cam Newton and called more quarterback runs. Newton's legs have keyed a surging Panthers rushing attack, which was stymied to start the season. Carolina's signal-caller... more

The New York Giants' quarterback decisions continue to leave someone disappointed. Last week, Eli Manning had his job stripped so the team could test-drive Geno Smith. Manning was predictably pensive about the benching. After firing coach Ben McAdo... more

Eli Manning is back in the saddle one week after the New York Giants snapped his 210-game start streak. NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported Tuesday that Manning would start Sunday versus the Dallas Cowboys. The decision came after Giants coaches a... more

Monday night's Steelers-Bengals matchup featured several brutal hits, two of which brought down the suspension hammer from the NFL on Tuesday. The league suspended Pittsburgh receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster and Cincinnati safety George Iloka each for... more

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie JuJu Smith-Schuster earned a flag for a brutal crackback block that knocked Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict out of Monday night's game. The receiver earned another penalty for taunting after standing over the... more

The New York Giants fired coach Ben McAdoo on Monday after his team fell to 2-10 on the season. Appearing Tuesday on NFL Network's Good Morning Football , former Giants receiver Victor Cruz said the firing should have happened sooner. "I think i... more

The Denver Broncos lost their eighth straight game of the season on Sunday, a 35-9 beatdown in Miami. The losing streak is the second-longest in franchise history (nine consecutive in 1967). Despite his team crumbling in all three phases, first-tim... more

Aaron Rodgers will channel his inner DeShone Kizer in practice this week. The injured Green Bay Packers quarterback is making strides in his return from a collarbone injury and will take some scout-team reps ahead of Sunday's tilt versus the Clevel... more

Despite the Tennessee Titans being on track to finally make the playoffs, Delanie Walker remains among the most underappreciated players in the NFL. Week after week, the tight end powers the Tennessee offense, leading the Titans in receptions (58),... more

The Cincinnati Bengals' collapse Monday night took a collective effort, from the offense going silent in the second half, to the defense giving up 193 net yards and three straight scoring drives in the fourth quarter to fall 23-20 to the Pittsburgh... more

A disastrous 2-10 campaign led to a rare midseason overhaul for the New York Giants, who fired coach Ben McAdoo and general manager Jerry Reese on Monday. Co-owner John Mara said the team felt a shift in gears was unavoidable after meeting Steve... more

Could Ben McAdoo's firing on Monday lead to Eli Manning's return under center? NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported it wouldn't be a surprise if the New York Giants handed the starting job back Manning. The move would come after the quarterba... more

Ben McAdoo's key card will stop working Monday. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport first reported the embattled New York Giants head coach has been informed he's been relieved of his duties. The Giants have also fired general manager Jerry Reese .... more

Fans of 2-10 football teams aren't supposed to be happy. Fans of 2-10 football teams are supposed to be wallowing in ankle-deep waste watching their morbid team stink up the joint week after week after week. Fans of 2-10 football teams are supposed t... more

Los Angeles Chargers receiver Keenan Allen accomplished an NFL first against the Cleveland Browns. With Sunday's 10-reception, 105-yard, one-TD performance, Allen became the first player in NFL history to record at least 10 catches, 100 receiving y... more

To most, it appeared the Kansas City Chiefs benched Darrelle Revis in the second half of Sunday's loss to the New York Jets. Coach Andy Reid, however, explained that he sat the veteran corner because Revis reached a snap count. "I took him out for... more

For the first time since September, Philadelphia Eagles coach Doug Pederson had to answer questions about his decision-making after a loss . There were a few curious choices Pederson made in the Eagles' 24-10 defeat to the Seattle Seahawks. From... more

In a battle between the Miami Dolphins (5-7) and Denver Broncos (3-9) for most disappointing team of the season, Adam Gase wanted to make sure everyone knew who wore the crown of shame. The Dolphins coach called for an onside kick with a 33-9 lead wi... more

The New York Jets played without first-round linebacker Darron Lee during Sunday's win over the Kansas City Chiefs. Lee was announced as a surprise healthy scratch before the game. Coach Todd Bowles said after the victory that it was a coach's deci... more

Andy Reid is making a change on offense, but not at quarterback . The Kansas City Chiefs coach handed over play-calling to offensive coordinator Matt Nagy for Sunday's game versus the New York Jets, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. Reid... more

The Kansas City Chiefs head into Sunday's tilt versus the New York Jets attempting to stiff-arm questions about their struggling quarterback. Andy Reid repeatedly stood behind Alex Smith this week, citing holistic problems with the offense beyon... more

Everything you need to know as kickoff approaches... Key game-time decisions All players questionable unless noted Arizona Cardinals: RB Adrian Peterson (neck), DT Josh Mauro (ankle), TE Troy Niklas (back, knee) Peterson sat out practice... more

The Carolina Panthers will head into a pivotal NFC South battle against the New Orleans Saints without starting defensive end Charles Johnson. The NFL announced Friday the pass rusher was suspended for four games for violating the league's policy... more

Alvin Kamara enters Week 13 as the favorite to win Offensive Rookie of the Year as he piles up yards and leaves would-be tacklers in his wake. The New Orleans Saints running back is averaging a ridiculous 8.4 yards per touch and 1,094 scrimmage yar... more

Injuries banished the Houston Texans' season to irrelevancy, which is a shame because they still boast two of the most physical freaks in the NFL: Jadeveon Clowney and DeAndre Hopkins. The former has been a game-wrecker despite the loss of J.J. Watt;... more

A year after owning one of the most anemic offenses of this century, the Los Angeles Rams tote the second-highest scoring offense in the NFL and 6th-most touchdowns. Unlike some other teams, the Rams' TD celebrations haven't been very noteworthy.... more

Thursday night's beatdown in Dallas slid the Washington Redskins' record to 5-7 and 1-4 in the NFC East and all but ends their playoff hopes. The inability to beat division rivals has thwarted Jay Gruden's squad the past two seasons. The Cowboys h... more

November

The Cleveland Browns won't slow-play Josh Gordon's return. Coach Hue Jackson said Thursday the receiver will start in his first game since December 21, 2014 when the Browns visit the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday. He was officially placed on the a... more

Here's a new one: Seattle Seahawks, underdogs. Perennially the hunted, a banged-up Seahawks squad is now getting used to being hunters as they welcome the NFC-leading Philadelphia Eagles to Seattle. Despite back-to-back home games as underdogs,... more

Following the New Orleans Saints' Week 3 road thrashing of Carolina, defensive lineman Cameron Jordan chided the Panthers' attempts to remake Cam Newton's game. "Clearly he's trying to be more of a pocket passer, and I'm OK with it. Perfectly fine... more

The New York Giants gave Eli Manning the option to keep his streak of 210 straight starts alive. The quarterback declined the pity start, noting the hollowness of the streak if he wasn't playing to win.Detroit Lions safety Glover Quin, who has starte... more

Alex Smith remains at the center of the Kansas City Chiefs offensive struggles but the quarterback isn't the main problem, according to coach Andy Reid. "I think it's not just Alex," Reid said Wednesday, via the team's official website . "I think p... more

Jimmy Garoppolo makes his first start of the season for the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday versus the Chicago Bears. Given the famously complex system coach Kyle Shanahan employs, it's fair to wonder how much of the offense will be available to a... more

The New York Giants will take the field without Eli Manning starting under center for the first time since 2004. The team announced Tuesday that Geno Smith will start at quarterback Sunday in Oakland versus the Raiders. Coach Ben McAdoo said rookie... more

The Arizona Cardinals are sticking with Blaine Gabbert under center, and the maligned quarterback could be auditioning for a future role. Cards coach Bruce Arians was asked on Monday whether he'd be confident with Gabbert as his starter next season... more

In the past week, the Los Angeles Chargers became a trendy pick among analysts to blitz their way into the playoffs. Given how the bottom of the AFC is littered with fatally flawed teams, the Chargers own the most talented bunch of the squads withi... more

The Baltimore Ravens sit at 6-5, currently in the driver's seat for the final Wild Card spot in the AFC. John Harbaugh's team is in playoff position thanks mostly to a smothering defense. The Ravens D has the most takeaways (26) and interceptions (... more

The Baltimore Ravens scored 10 points off Tom Savage turnovers and defeated the Houston Texans by seven, 23-16, on Monday night. It doesn't take a Fields Medal winner to do that math. "He can't turn it over," coach Bill O'Brien said of his quarterb... more

There is no quarterback controversy in Kansas City as far as Andy Reid is concerned. A day after saying he didn't consider benching Alex Smith for rookie Patrick Mahomes during K.C.'s home loss to Buffalo, Reid reiterated his faith in the veteran.... more

Mike McCarthy stood by his decision to attempt a 57-yard field goal at Heinz Field in Sunday night's tilt versus the Steelers in Pittsburgh. The Green Bay Packers scored a go-ahead touchdown on the first possession of the second half. Following an... more

Julio freaking Jones. The Atlanta Falcons receiver destroyed the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for 253 yards on 12 receptions with two touchdowns. Jones became the only receiver in NFL history with three 250-plus receiving yard days. No other player has mo... more

The Jacksonville Jaguars got the ball back at their own 10-yard-line with 1:14 left in a tie game against the Arizona Cardinals. Coach Doug Marrone had two choices: run the clock out and head to overtime, or let Blake Bortles try a two-minute drill a... more

Mike Tomlin didn't shy away from looking down the road to a Week 15 tilt versus the New England Patriots that could be for home-field advantage in a possible AFC title rematch if all goes according to script. In an interview with NBC's Tony Dungy b... more

The Dallas Cowboys are moving on from Darren McFadden. The Cowboys waived the veteran running back on Sunday. The move comes after mutual discussions between the Cowboys and McFadden, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. McFadden was a heal... more

With Curtis Samuel's injury, the Carolina Panthers are now thin at receiver. Could Christian McCaffrey help fill the void? NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Sunday morning that the running back took increased snaps as a slot receiver at pra... more

The Dallas Cowboys lost their third straight game on Thanksgiving, being outscored 92 to 22 during the skid. The struggles have put coach Jason Garrett on the hot seat and led to questions about the job security of respected coordinators Rod Marine... more

Jameis Winston is set to miss his third straight game due to a shoulder injury when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers face the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday . He could be back soon, however. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported on NFL GameDay Morning† the... more

Everything you need to know as kickoff approaches... Key game-time decisions All players questionable unless noted Seattle Seahawks: TE Jimmy Graham (ankle), LB D.J. Alexander (shoulder), T Duane Brown (ankle), G Luke Joeckel (knee), DE Dio... more

Devonta Freeman will miss another week. Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn said Friday the running back was ruled out for Sunday's game versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with a concussion suffered in Week 10 versus the Dallas Cowboys. Freeman was lim... more

The Baltimore Ravens' defense is a suffocating, smothering bunch, earning three shutouts in the team's five wins this season. Baltimore is the first team since the 2000 Ravens to record three shutouts in the first 10 games of a season. The 2000... more

Everson Griffen had plenty to be thankful for before earning two sacks in a victory that all but sewed up the NFC North division on Thanksgiving. Technology is one of those things Griffen can be grateful for. The Minnesota Vikings pass-rusher watc... more

The 1992 Chargers are the only team to start 0-4 and make the postseason since the NFL expanded the playoffs in 1990. The 2017 Chargers are looking to join the party. The '92 team won 11 of their final 12 games to cruise into the playoffs with... more

The Cowboys lost their third game via blowout in three weeks on Thanksgiving, plunging Dallas to 5-6 and putting their playoff hopes on life support. After addressing the team in the locker room , Jerry Jones insisted he's still behind Jason Garrett... more

The Los Angeles Chargers (5-6) headed to Dallas for Thanksgiving and celebrated the holiday with a 25-point second half to whitewash the Cowboys (5-6) 28-6. Here is what we learned from Thursday's blowout: 1. Philip Rivers dive-bombed a crumbling... more

John Elway clarified comments he made last week calling his team "soft ," which was roundly rebuffed by his players following the team's sixth straight loss of the season. "I was talking about everybody in the organization, and the track record we'... more

JuJu Smith-Schuster is dealing with a hamstring injury. Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday the rookie receiver as a "small" hamstring issue, per NFL Network's Aditi Kinkhabwala. The team will limit Smith-Schuster's practice time e... more

The Dallas Cowboys will be without Sean Lee and Ezekiel Elliott on Thanksgiving, but another key player could return to the field. Owner Jerry Jones told 105.3 The Fan on Tuesday there is a chance left tackle Tyron Smith (back/groin) could play... more

After spending three seasons with the Carolina Panthers, defensive lineman Kony Ealy was jettisoned by the only NFL club he'd known in an offseason trade to the Patriots. After being cut by New England, Ealy was claimed by the New York Jets and is... more

On Sunday, Brett Hundley played his worst game since taking over for Aaron Rodgers in the Packers' first home shutout since 2006. The Green Bay QB turned the ball over four times, including three interceptions, took six sacks, and earned just 16 firs... more

With seemingly the entire country outside of the Giants' locker room looking for avenues to end Eli Manning's career in New York, the team rallied around their quarterback for Sunday's upset overtime win over the Kansas City Chiefs. The usually qui... more

The Seattle Seahawks could have used three points in a wild 34-31 loss to the Atlanta Falcons after Blair Walsh's kick died just short on a 52-yard attempt to tie the game in regulation. Coming up short put a spotlight on a head-scratching fake fi... more

It will take more than 24 hours for Sean McDermott to evaluate his quarterback situation. A day after Nathan Peterman blew up for five first-half interceptions on 14 pass attempts, the Buffalo Bills coach said he hasn't decided on a quarterback mov... more

The sword has fallen on Mike McCoy. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport first reported Monday that the Denver Broncos fired the offensive coordinator. The team later confirmed the move. Former Raiders offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave (previously... more

Will Sunday's speedbump in Minnesota send the L.A. Rams careening off course, or simply be a remembered as a moment of growth for a young team still in playoff position? The Rams were beaten up on both sides of the ball by a superior Vikings squad... more

The New Orleans Saints earned the win Sunday but suffered a big loss on defense. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that pass-rusher Alex Okafor is out for the season with a torn Achilles, according to sources informed of the situatio... more

The Kansas City Chiefs lost their fourth game in five tries after Sunday's overtime defeat at the hands of the struggling New York Giants. Following the loss, tight end Travis Kelce called out his teammates to step up to the challenge down the stre... more

"Trippin'." That is how Los Angeles Chargers corner Casey Hayward described the decision by Buffalo Bills coach Sean McDermott to start rookie quarterback Nathan Peterman on the road. "This week? Really? Changing to a rookie quarterback for his f... more

Case Keenum keeps making Mike Zimmer's decision easier. Following another stellar performance in the Vikings' sixth straight win, the coach admitted it would be difficult to bench the red-hot Keenum for Teddy Bridgewater. "It's going to be hard t... more

New York Giants cornerback Eli Apple is a healthy scratch for Sunday's tilt versus the Kansas City Chiefs. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported that sitting Apple was a coach's decision. As noted by Art Stapleton of NorthJersey.com, Apple was... more

The Baltimore Ravens are benching receiver Breshad Perriman. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Sunday that the team is demoting the former first-round pick, according to a source informed of the situation. He was officially inactive against... more

Everything you need to know as kickoff approaches... Key game-time decisions All players questionable unless noted Los Angeles Chargers: QB Philip Rivers (concussion), DE Chris McCain (quadricep) Rivers was listed as a full participant o... more

The Buffalo Bills made the switch to rookie quarterback Nathan Peterman for Sunday's tilt versus the Los Angeles Chargers in Carson, Calif. Despite the QB change, the Chargers are preparing to face Tyrod Taylor, just in case. Coach Anthony Lynn, wh... more

Houston Texans quarterback Tom Savage doesn't do much well, but his best attribute is a willingness to force the ball to his best player: DeAndre Hopkins. Since taking over for wunderkind Deshaun Watson, Savage has targeted Hopkins a whopping 30 ti... more

Can the Dallas Cowboys' replacement left tackle hold up Sunday night against one of the best pass rushes in the NFL? NFL Network's Jane Slater reported Thursday that All-Pro blindside blocker Tyron Smith will not play, per a source with knowledge o... more

Thursday's showcase in Pittsburgh was supposed to be a day the Titans showed they're a real contender in the AFC playoff race. Instead, the Titans got walloped in the second half by a Steelers touchdown party in a 40-17 loss . Marcus Mariota threw... more

The Dallas Cowboys will continue to have to play without their All-Pro left tackle. NFL Network's Jane Slater reported, per a source with knowledge of the situation, that Tyron Smith will not play Sunday. Byron Bell will start instead, she added.... more

With Case Keenum's hot streak still simmering for the Minnesota Vikings, who are currently on a five-game winning streak and sit atop the NFC North, Teddy Bridgewater is relegated to backup quarterback duties. The former first-round pick said Thurs... more

In Jimmy Graham's first 31 games with the Seattle Seahawks he earned eight total touchdowns. In his last five games, the big-bodied tight end has six TDs, including two in last week's win over Arizona. "We've been harping on perfecting that pass in... more

The Atlanta Falcons are beginning to understand the power of Dontari Poe. The defensive tackle saw his first three offensive snaps of the season in the Falcons' blowout win over the Dallas Cowboys in Week 10. Poe blocked for two goal-line runs -- t... more

The Jacksonville Jaguars are expected to activate Dede Westbrook off injured reserve this week, and the rookie receiver has some outsized expectations for his potential debut Sunday against the Cleveland Browns. "My expectations are high," Westbroo... more

Now that Case Keenum knows he'll start another game, the Minnesota Vikings' quarterback can focus on more important things, like reeeeeeeeeeeeevveeennnnnnnnnnnnnnnge!!! Keenum spent last season with Sunday's opponent, the Los Angeles Rams, helping... more

The Carolina Panthers' plan to ride speedy receivers after the Kelvin Benjamin trade hit a snag. NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported Tuesday that rookie receiver Curtis Samuel will be shut down for the season following a left ankle injury suffered... more

The Dallas Cowboys sit at 5-4, three games behind Philadelphia (8-1) in the NFC East and muddled just outside a playoff spot heading into Sunday night's showdown with the Eagles. A Dallas loss to the division rivals would hand the Eagles a strangle... more

David Johnson is out of his cast. The Arizona Cardinals' running back posted a video on Twitter on Monday showing he had the cast removed on his left arm. Oh Happy Day!! #WristAintMovin ū???ū??? #Fingerwaves pic.twitter.com/pfNnXIk6mU ‚?? Da... more

Take a gander at the NFL playoff picture and the first thing that jumps out is the strength of the NFC comparted to the AFC. The National Football Conference currently sits with four 5-4 teams out of the playoffs. All American Football Conference... more

In four seasons with the Cleveland Browns, safety Tashaun Gipson won 19 total games. Now the Jacksonville Jaguars safety is hoping to embarrass his former team on Sunday. "I truly hope that we hang 40 on them," Gipson said on ESPN radio Monday, via... more

The Miami Dolphins forced a punt with 54 seconds remaining in the first half. Trailing 10-7 at the time, Adam Gase's team had the chance to at least go into halftime in a one-score game. Instead, Jay Cutler tossed a disastrous interception on the... more

Could Mike Zimmer bench a quarterback coming off a four-touchdown game? The Minnesota Vikings coach said he knows who will be starting under center versus the Los Angeles Rams in Week 11, but won't announce whether it will be Case Keenum or Teddy... more

The Pittsburgh Steelers once again sleepwalked through a road-tilt, playing down to an inferior opponent. It almost cost the AFC North leaders, who had to fight back from a 14-point, second-half deficit to secure a 20-17 win at the buzzer over the... more

The San Francisco 49ers earned the first victory of the Kyle Shanahan-John Lynch era, a 31-21 beatdown of the disintegrating New York Giants. The win gave Shanahan a chance to echo former Niners great Steve Young . "Yeah, I've gotten that monkey... more

The Martellus Bennett experience is back in Foxborough. The tight end played in Sunday night's blowout win over the Denver Broncos, catching three passes for 38 yards in limited time, just days after re-joining the New England Patriots. It was qu... more

If Case Keenum hangs onto the starting gig in Minnesota even with Teddy Bridgewater healthy, he can send a thank-you card to the Washington Redskins' defense. Washington put next to no pressure on the quarterback (despite Minnesota missing starting... more

Ezekiel Elliott is suspended. Dan Bailey remains injured. Sean Lee left with a hamstring issue. Each player's absence played a big role in the Dallas Cowboys' 27-7 loss in Atlanta. But none was missed more than All-Pro lineman Tyron Smith. Without... more

The Minnesota Vikings (7-2) scored 21 straight points on the road in Washington to power their way to a 38-30 win over the Redskins (4-5) and kept a two-game lead in the NFC North race. Here is what you need to know: 1. Teddy Bridgewater was acti... more

Leaving America: An Ezekiel Elliott Story. Ezekiel Elliott is out at least the next four weeks, until a Dec. 1 court date, and could serve the entire six games of his suspension and sit until Christmas Eve. In the meantime, the Dallas Cowboys run... more

Everything you need to know as kickoff approaches... Key game-time decisions All players questionable unless noted Dallas Cowboys: WR Dez Bryant (knee, ankle), CB Chidobe Awuzie (hamstring), DT Maliek Collins (foot), T Tyron Smith (back, gro... more

The Green Bay Packers waived tight end Martellus Bennett with a failure to disclose a medical condition designation earlier this week . We now know the nature of that condition. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Friday on Good Morning Footb... more

The Detroit Lions are done with the Greg Robinson experiment. The team announced Friday it waived the former No. 2 overall pick with an injury designation. Robinson missed the past two games with an ankle injury. The Lions acquired the former... more

The New York Giants came out full-throat against a report quoting two anonymous players trashing their head coach. A report from ESPN's Josina Anderson cited two unnamed players who said Ben McAdoo lost his team. On Thursday, players went on the... more

Von Miller was caught offside twice in the Broncos' Week 9 shellacking at Philadelphia. Miller took ownership of his mistakes that aided the Eagles' blowout, but also explained his philosophy on trying to time the snap. For Miller, getting a... more

Russell Wilson was about to get sacked. About to. You were certain of it. I was certain of it. Surely, Arizona Cardinals defenders were certain of it. The only question was how many yards would he lose. The Seattle Seahawks quarterback kept cir... more

A.J. Green won't fight the fine he received for his on-field scuffle with Jalen Ramsey. The Cincinnati Bengals receiver said Thursday he won't appeal the $42,000 fine handed down by the NFL. Green said he made a mistake and must pay the price, per... more

Thursday Night Football will have a video-game feel in Week 11. NBC announced its plans to utilize its dual SkyCam for the primary viewing of the Tennessee Titans versus Pittsburgh Steelers matchup on Nov. 16. "We are excited to present a game w... more

The Detroit Lions have more injury issues on the offensive line. Guard T.J. Lang is in concussion protocol, coach Jim Caldwell told reporters on Thursday. Lang's concussion symptoms developed during Wednesday's practice stemming from Monday's vic... more

"Boy, that escalated quickly. I mean, that really got out of hand fast." -- Ron Burgundy. The Indianapolis Colts released Vontae Davis on Thursday morning. Cutting the cornerback comes after a week of turmoil. Davis was inactive in Sunday's vic... more

The Los Angeles Rams lead the NFL in scoring with 32.9 points per game. The last time the Rams led the NFL in scoring for a season was the 'Greatest Show on Turf' team of 2001. The 32.9 points per game is the exact average the 1999 Rams earned on the... more

A man known to have a quick hook on his starting quarterbacks is giving his backup signal-caller time with the first stringers. Coach Bill O'Brien said backup T.J. Yates got some snaps with the first-team offense this week. "Tom's gotten some rep... more

The Denver Broncos' offense is close to making the Tim Tebow-era teams look prolific. The Broncos 18.8 points per game are their fewest since 1992 when John Elway missed four games with a shoulder injury. Denver's 4.91 yards per play is the team's... more

Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey was ejected from Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals following a brouhaha with receiver A.J. Green. On Tuesday, Ramsey received support from Jags' executive vice president Tom Coughlin. "I want... more

Janoris Jenkins is back after a one-game, team-imposed suspension. The New York Giants announced Tuesday that the cornerback, who was indefinitely suspended last week, has been reinstated. Jenkins missed the Giants' Week 9 blowout loss to the Los... more

The Arizona Cardinals rode Adrian Peterson on Sunday, giving the veteran running back a whopping 37 carries for 159 yards in the win over the 49ers. The 37 totes were a career high for Peterson -- his previous high was 35 in December of 2013 -- and... more

After sitting out the Pittsburgh Steelers' Week 8 win, Martavis Bryant was back working out with the starters on Monday following the team's bye week. Bryant was benched for the Steelers last game following his controversial social media posts aime... more

Rage for revenge. Ex-Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley faces his former team Sunday when the Los Angeles Chargers visit Jacksonville. Bradley spent four seasons swimming in losses in Duval, posting a woeful 14-48 record. In the first year without... more

The Denver Broncos sticking with Brock Osweiler under center leaves one big question floating in the thin Mile High air: What's the deal with Paxton Lynch? The former first-round pick suffered a shoulder injury in the third game of the preseason a... more

The Green Bay Packers' offense looked like a shell of itself with Brett Hundley running the show Monday night versus the Detroit Lions at Lambeau Field. Despite the early struggles from the young quarterback in the blowout 30-17 loss -- which wasn'... more

The New York Jets will be without Jeremy Kerley for the next four games. The receiver was suspended by the NFL for violation of the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances, the team announced Monday. Kerley will miss games against the... more

Teddy Bridgewater is expected to be activated to the Vikings roster this week, which would give Minnesota options under center. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that Bridgewater is expected to come off the physically unable to perfo... more

If San Francisco 49ers fans call for Jimmy Garoppolo to start anytime soon, all coach Kyle Shanahan need do is pop in a highlight tape of Sunday's loss to the Arizona Cardinals. The film will show quarterback C.J. Beathard getting pulverized by the... more

Tom Savage took over for Deshaun Watson. It was not pretty. Predictably, the statuesque quarterback struggled most of the afternoon, leading to boos from the Houston crowd. It's hard to fault Texans fans who went from watching a dazzling scoring... more

The NFC East is lit. The Dallas Cowboys knocked off one of the few AFC contenders by double digits. The Philadelphia Eagles blew the doors off the Denver Broncos. The Washington Redskins -- with four offensive linemen injured -- beat the Seahawks i... more

Matt Ryan's deep bomb to Julio Jones hung in the air. The All-Pro receiver ran under the ball without a defender in earshot. Hauling in this easy fourth-down catch would pull the Atlanta Falcons within three points with more than half a quarter remai... more

The Seattle Seahawks fell 17-14 at home to the Washington Redskins after Russell Wilson's Hail Mary attempt tumbled to the turf. The three-point spread hurts after the Seattle defense allowed the Redskins to drive for the go-ahead touchdown on a 35-s... more

Brock Osweiler starts under center for the Broncos on Sunday in Philadelphia. His first start of the season begins a trial period for the quarterback, who returned to Denver after a one-year, highly paid sabbatical. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport... more

Carson Wentz will not have his favorite target versus the 'No Fly Zone.' Zach Ertz is officially inactive for Sunday's home tilt against the Denver Broncos. The tight end planned to play but after struggling in warmups will sit out Sunday. With... more

Leonard Fournette's return from injury is on hold. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Sunday the rookie is inactive versus the Cincinnati Bengals for a violation of team rules, according to a source informed of the situation. Fournette was... more

Jay Ajayi will suit up for his new team Sunday. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Sunday the running back will dress for the Philadelphia Eagles versus the Denver Broncos. Ajayi is expected to have a small set of plays after being acquir... more

Everything you need to know as kickoff approaches... Key game-time decisions All players questionable unless noted† Washington Redskins: CB Bashaud Breeland (knee, groin), WR Jamison Crowder (hamstring), RB Rob Kelley (ankle), S Montae Nicholso... more

Tom Savage takes over under center for the Houston Texans following Deshaun Watson's ACL tear. The veteran quarterback has no illusions he'll be able to replicate the rookie's incredible freelancing playing. "You can't really replace Deshaun Watson... more

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers rank among the most disappointing NFL teams thus far in 2017. The Bucs appeared to enter the season with improved talent on defense, and a balanced offense that could explode after adding DeSean Jackson, O.J. Howard and a... more

The Arizona Cardinals' plan with Carson Palmer out is simple: "Feed the beast." Offensive coordinator Harold Goodwin said he plans to ride Adrian Peterson early and often Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers. "Feed the beast," Goodwin said, via... more

Matt Forte griped about the New York Jets abandoning the running game in last Sunday's loss to the Atlanta Falcons. In Thursday night's shellacking of the Buffalo Bills, offensive coordinator John Morton listened to his running back. Jets running... more

It takes two men to try and help replace Deshaun Watson. The Houston Texans signed quarterbacks T.J. Yates and Matt McGloin on Friday, the team announced. Texans coach Bill O'Brien said Yates will back up starter Tom Savage on Sunday against the... more

The Indianapolis Colts are shelving Andrew Luck for 2017. The team announced Thursday the quarterback will be placed on injured reserve. Luck underwent surgery on his throwing shoulder in January. Despite early optimism that he would be ready for... more

With Ezekiel Elliott's suspension reinstated, the big question heading into Sunday's tilt against the Kansas City Chiefs is how the Dallas Cowboys will replace their best backfield weapon. Not everyone views those questions as legitimate. "These... more

The Seattle Seahawks brought in Duane Brown to help a porous blocking group, but it's not the only move the team will make to help a woefully underperforming running game. Pete Carroll partly blamed the employment of a running back committee as one... more

The Oakland Raiders couldn't stack wins together, falling to Buffalo on Sunday, their fifth loss in six games. Starting with Sunday's tilt versus the similarly struggling Miami Dolphins, the 3-5 Raiders know they need to hit a hot streak in order t... more

October

The NFL had one more big trade left in it before the close of the deadline. The Carolina Panthers traded receiver Kelvin Benjamin to the Buffalo Bills in exchange for a 2018 third- and seventh-round pick, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported.... more

Another New York Giants cornerback is in trouble with the team. NFL Network's Kimberly Jones reported Tuesday that Janoris Jenkins has been suspended for violation of team rules, according to a source informed of the decision. Jenkins will miss Sun... more

Danny Woodhead is back! The Baltimore Ravens' do-it-all running back returned to practice after spending most of this season on IR, the team announced Tuesday. Woodhead is eligible to return to game action after the Ravens' Week 10 bye. The... more

The NFL will not suspend Miami Dolphins linebacker Kiko Alonso for his hit on Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco last Thursday night. NFL spokesperson Joe Lockhart said during a conference call on Tuesday there will be no suspensions for on-fi... more

Following another poor outing from Trevor Siemian, the Denver Broncos could make a move under center. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday the Broncos are mulling a QB change, per a source informed of the situation. Rapoport added Br... more

The NFL's top team upgraded their bullpen ahead of Tuesday's trade deadline, adding a potential closer. The Philadelphia Eagles acquired running back Jay Ajayi from the Miami Dolphins, both teams announced. Miami receives a 2018 fourth-round draf... more

The Denver Broncos' defense held Alex Smith to his worst game of a possible MVP season and bottled up running Kareem Hunt better than any team has yet this season. Denver, however, couldn't solve the one problem that's haunted them the past two yea... more

The New England Patriots wideout corps received some good news: Chris Hogan will avoid surgery on his shoulder injury after leaving Sunday's game early. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday that Hogan wouldn't require surgery to his... more

Zach Miller underwent successful vascular surgery and continues to be treated at a New Orleans hospital after suffering a devastating leg injury in Sunday's game against the Saints. The Chicago Bears released an update on the tight end's status on... more

The centerpiece of the Jacksonville Jaguars' offense returned to the practice field. Running back Leonard Fournette is back after missing the Jags' Week 7 victory over the Indianapolis Colts with an ankle injury, according to John Oehser of the te... more

Eric Ebron isn't fretting his name being swirled around the trade rumor mill as the NFL heads towards Tuesday's deadline. Following Sunday night's loss to the Steelers, the former first-round pick said he doesn't care whether the Detroit Lions trad... more

Mark Ingram was blunt when assessing his play Sunday: "I sucked." The New Orleans Saints running back used a variation of "sucked" 18 times to describe his performance in the 20-12 victory over the Chicago Bears, per beat reporters. The running bac... more

JuJu Smith-Schuster lit the Detroit Lions on fire Sunday night, dashing for 193 yards on seven receptions, including a 97-yard touchdown catch-and-run that gave the Pittsburgh Steelers enough punch to secure the 20-15 road win. The longest pass pl... more

The New York Jets failed to hold a fourth-quarter lead for the third straight week. In driving rain Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons, running Matt Forte believes the Jets should have run the ball more to preserve that lead. The Jets called 37 pas... more

Marshon Lattimore iced the game with an interception off Mitchell Trubisky, and the New Orleans Saints (5-2) won their fifth-straight game, holding off a late Chicago Bears (3-5) comeback bid in a 20-12 victory at the Superdome. Here is what you nee... more

Hue Jackson won't be left in London, regardless of the outcome of Sunday's tilt versus the Minnesota Vikings. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Sunday morning on NFL GameDay Kickoff that Jackson's job in Cleveland is safe for now. "I'm t... more

The Seattle Seahawks' search for a starting left tackle continues to ramp up ahead of Tuesday's trade deadline, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Sunday, per sources involved in the situation. To make a move for a blindside blocker, Seattle... more

Trade talk roundup AFC moves to make NFC moves to make Seven perfect fits The Detroit Lions might finally give up on the Eric Ebron experience. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Sunday morning that teams have been calling De... more

Everything you need to know as kickoff approaches... Key game-time decisions All players questionable unless noted Minnesota Vikings: WR Stefon Diggs (groin, ankle), CB Mackensie Alexander (hip), G Nick Easton (calf), WR Michael Floyd... more

Marshon Lattimore transformed the New Orleans Saints' defense. Perhaps it's slightly hyperbolic to shove a huge helping of credit for the Saints' defensive renaissance onto the rookie's plate. It's also certainly not wrong to do so. The first-rou... more

The Chicago Bears acquired veteran Dontrelle Inman from the Los Angeles Chargers this week. The question is whether the receiver will be active for Sunday's tilt versus the New Orleans Saints. "That's up to Coach, that's up to [general manager Rya... more

Kareem Hunt leads the NFL in rushing. Leonard Fournette blasted off on long runs in his last two games, and has carried his offense. Dalvin Cook looked like the heir to Adrian Peterson before suffering an injury. Aaron Jones has taken on the lead rol... more

It's interesting how sometimes a poor game by a backup quarterback can have a certain healing effect on a starter. Following Matt Moore's disastrous performance in Thursday night's 40-0 shutout loss to the Baltimore Ravens, in which the career bac... more

Myles Garrett will miss Sunday's tilt versus the Minnesota Vikings in London due to a concussion. The Cleveland Browns announced Thursday the No. 1 overall pick would not travel overseas with the team. Garrett went into concussion protocol on... more

Corey Davis is expected to return to the playing field following the Tennessee Titans' bye this week. The first-round rookie hasn't played since Week 2 while dealing with a hamstring injury. He also missed the entire preseason due to the same issue... more

Just as the New England Patriots' defense appeared to turn the corner, it suffered another body blow. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday that linebacker Dont'a Hightower has a torn pec and is out for the season, according to a sourc... more

The San Francisco 49ers are 0-7. The trade deadline is next week. In seemingly every other American sport this combination would make the Niners heavy sellers heading into the weekend. While NFL teams rarely make the cap-shedding trades we see... more

The difference between the 2017 Atlanta Falcons offense and the 2016 version is stark. Last year, under Kyle Shanahan, the Falcons led the league with 33.8 points per game and were top five in the NFL in passing yards per game (295.3). They were al... more

The Dallas Cowboys found their stand-in kicker. With Dan Bailey hurt, the Cowboys are signing veteran Mike Nugent, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported Tuesday. Dallas later confirmed the news and announced that defensive end Damontre Moore had bee... more

The Pittsburgh Steelers continue to call Martavis Bryant's bluff. The receiver told ESPN's Josina Anderson he wanted out of Pittsburgh if the team isn't going to use him . Coach Mike Tomlin, however, reiterated the team has no plans to trade Brya... more

The Oakland Raiders will face the Buffalo Bills on Sunday without Marshawn Lynch in the lineup. The NFL announced Tuesday appeals officer James Thrash, jointly appointed by NFL and NFLPA, upheld Lynch's one-game suspension. Lynch was ejected duri... more

The Miami Dolphins are ending the Byron Maxwell experiment. The team released the cornerback on Tuesday, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported. ESPN first reported the move. Maxwell quickly fell out of favor in Miami this season. The 29-year-old... more

Martavis Bryant is getting to the point: Use me or move me. The Pittsburgh Steelers' receiver dispelled with beating around the bush. Bryant talked on the record with ESPN's Josina Anderson, saying if the Steelers aren't going to target him, they s... more

As Philadelphia celebrates Carson Wentz, and the Eagles earning a dominating NFC East division lead, some sobering injuries lurk in the background. Eagles coach Doug Pederson confirmed linebacker Jordan Hicks suffered a ruptured Achilles and left... more

The Denver Broncos were shut out for the first times since 1992 in their 21-0 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday. The offensive ineptitude was the low point of a four-week struggle in which Denver has dropped three games, falling to 3-3 on... more

Terrelle Pryor hasn't been the big-play spark the Washington Redskins hoped when signing him to a one-year prove-it deal this offseason. In Monday night's 34-24 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, Pryor was left out of the rotation early, seeing just... more

A day after a one-catch performance in a blowout win over the Cincinnati Bengals, Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Martavis Bryant did not show up to meetings. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported that Bryant went to the doctor on Monday morning,... more

The bad news for Cleveland Browns left tackle Joe Thomas has been confirmed. The Browns announced Monday that an MRI showed Thomas suffered a torn triceps and they placed him on injured reserve. Thomas will miss the rest of the 2017 season as he... more

The latest Pittsburgh Steelers-Cincinnati Bengals game included another round of complaints about linebacker Vontaze Burfict. On the first drive of the Steelers' 29-14 victory , Burfict was in the pile after a short Le'Veon Bell run. The linebacker... more

When the Jacksonville Jaguars ruled out running back Leonard Fournette for Sunday's tilt in Indianapolis, all eyes turned to Blake Bortles to see if the maligned quarterback would wilt under the amped up pressure. Nope. Not this Sunday. Not versu... more

What gift do you get for a team that just won its fourth straight game and took control of the NFC South? If you're Sean Payton, the answer is apparently pedicures. The New Orleans Saints coach told ESPN he promised players that he would take car... more

The Cincinnati Bengals' offense earned 19 total yards in the second half of Sunday's 29-14 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Running back Joe Mixon has an idea about how the Bengals' offense could have gotten on track: Give him the ball. "It's... more

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers fell to a disappointing 2-4 with Sunday's 30-27 loss to the Buffalo Bills. The mounting losses in what was supposed to be a season on the rise for the dormant franchise has boiled up frustration among the players. Safety T... more

The Pittsburgh Steelers (5-2) took a stranglehold of the AFC North with a dominating 29-14 win over the Cincinnati Bengals (2-4) at Heinz Field. Pittsburgh is the only team in the in division over .500. Here is what you need to know: 1. Le'Veon Be... more

Everything you need to know as kickoff approaches... Key game-time decisions All players questionable unless noted Jacksonville Jaguars: RB Leonard Fournette (ankle), S Tashaun Gipson (neck), WR Marqise Lee (knee) Fournette sat out all w... more

As expected, Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston will start Sunday against the Buffalo Bills. Winston is nursing an AC joint sprain in his throwing shoulder stemming from a hit taken in Sunday's loss. According to multiple reporters on... more

Regardless of whether Martavis Bryant wanted out of Pittsburgh, the Steelers have no plans to move the receiver. "We're not looking to trade Martavis," team president Art Rooney II told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Gerry Dulac . "He was out of foo... more

The New Orleans Saints are riding the winning wave, which is swelling to a crest following their third straight victory. After starting 0-2 with double-digit losses to Minnesota and New England, the Saints' defense has clamped down, Drew Brees and... more

With DeMarco Murray nursing a hamstring injury, the door is open for Derrick Henry to gobble up a larger share of the carries in Tennessee. "I am just going to go out there and work, and do the job the best that I can," Henry said, via the team's... more

Amari Cooper entered Thursday night's tilt versus the Kansas City Chiefs in struggle mode. The Oakland Raiders' receiver led the NFL in drops, had 84 total yards in the previous five games (including three contests in single digits), and owned the... more

We know Odell Beckham Jr.'s season is over after ankle surgery. The long-term future of the Giants receiver in New York, however, remains up in the air. Beckham heads into 2018 under team control after the Giants exercised the fifth-year option on... more

The Washington Redskins suffered a big loss along the defensive line. First-round pick Jonathan Allen is expected to miss three months after he has surgery to put a screw into his injured foot, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a sourc... more

The 2018 NFL Draft is heading to the Lone Star State. Commissioner Roger Goodell announced Wednesday that the Dallas Cowboys will host the 2018 NFL Draft at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas -- the first time the event will take place inside an NFL... more

The Oakland Raiders' offense seemed to go from runaway freight train to rusted-out steam locomotive in the span of a few weeks. Offensive coordinator Todd Downing earned praise as his offense averaged 35.5 points per game in the first two contests... more

New York Giants coach Ben McAdoo was hired to replace two-time Super Bowl-winning coach Tom Coughlin in part because of his play-calling acumen. McAdoo gave up those duties to offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan before Sunday's win in Denver. Giant... more

With Aaron Rodgers out a "minimum of a significant amount of time ," defenses get a slight reprieve facing a green Brett Hundley as opposed to the dream-killing, laser-throwing, football wizard Rodgers. The first defense to face Hundley is a New Or... more

The Jacksonville Jaguars made a kicker swap. The Jags are releasing struggling kicker Jason Myers and signing former Charger Josh Lambo, the team's official website announced. ESPN first reported the news. Meyers missed two field goals in... more

Dan Quinn wants to get back to a simple philosophy: Get your best players the football. After watching his team collapse against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, the Atlanta Falcons coach said he was not satisfied with how much Julio Jones was being... more

You know those days when you wake up, sore, feeling like garbage, and the last thing you want to do is go to work, but you do anyway because people are counting on you? Marcus Mariota had a day like that, sort of. On Monday night, the Tennessee T... more

Aaron Rodgers will undergo surgery to repair his injured collarbone, Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Monday. "Aaron Rodgers suffered a significant injury in the game," McCarthy said. "It will require surgery. He'll be out a minimum of a... more

NaVorro Bowman is moving across The Bay. After being released by the San Francisco 49ers on Friday, the veteran linebacker has signed a one-year deal with the Oakland Raiders, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a source informed of the... more

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston exited Sunday's 38-33 loss to the Arizona Cardinals with an injury to his throwing shoulder but might be able to play through the issue. Bucs coach Dirk Koetter confirmed that Winston suffered an AC... more

NFL senior vice president of officiating Al Riveron made the controversial decision to overturn a would-be New York Jets touchdown in Sunday's 24-17 loss to the New England Patriots. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday morning that Riv... more

The Houston Texans head into their bye week with a share of the AFC South lead and the most impressive rookie quarterback in the NFL. On Sunday, Deshaun Watson led the Texans to a steamrolling win, pasting the Cleveland Browns 33-17. The first-year... more

The Atlanta Falcons have held a second-half lead in all five games this season. In the first three, they came within a few whiskers of dropping each only to eke out victories. In the last two games, Dan Quinn's team faltered down the stretch. Sunday'... more

Adrian Peterson's debut in Arizona had all the makings of the third act in a rom-com. Our flick began with the Cardinals passing on Peterson way back in 2007. Instead, Arizona selected Levi Brown with the No. 5 overall pick. The disappointing Brown... more

If you check Josh McCown's passing record prior to the New York Jets' showdown with the New England Patriots on Sunday, it shows the veteran quarterback last threw a football against a Bill Belichick-coach D in 2004 while with the Arizona Cardinals.... more

The market for free-agent linebacker NaVorro Bowman is already heating up. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Sunday on NFL GameDay Morning that Bowman and the Oakland Raiders have mutual interest, and a visit is expected on Monday, per a s... more

Everything you need to know as kickoff approaches... Key game-time decisions All players questionable unless noted Oakland Raiders: CB David Amerson (shoulder), LB Cory James (knee), RB DeAndre Washington (hamstring) The best news for Oaklan... more

The San Francisco 49ers released veteran linebacker NaVorro Bowman on Friday. Niners general manager John Lynch said Bowman requested his release. "NaVorro gave his heart and soul to this team for the last eight years, and for that we are all... more

Rob Gronkowski said he's ready to face the New York Jets after missing last week's tilt. "I'm good to go. Ready to play," Gronk said Friday, via Nora Princiotti of the Boston Globe . The tight end missed the Week 5 win over the Tampa Bay Buccanee... more

The New York Giants head to Denver without a large contingent of starting players. On Friday, Big Blue ruled out wide receiver Sterling Shepard , running back Paul Perkins , defensive lineman Olivier Vernon , center Weston Richburg , linebacker Jon... more

By every measure, Jerick McKinnon looked like the Minnesota Vikings running back poised to take over most of the duties in the wake of Dalvin Cook's season-ending injury . The Vikings, however, sound as if their ready to take a hot-hand approach with... more

Wildfires that have scorched the Bay Area, leaving more than 20 people dead and destroying countless properties, continue to wreak havoc on the region . The air quality in northern California has reached unhealthy levels due to the fires , putting... more

Amari Cooper's struggles have been emblematic of the Oakland Raiders' problems during a three-game skid that has their season in peril in a tough AFC West. In the three losses, Cooper is averaging 1.3 receptions per game, 7.7 receiving yards per ga... more

Sammy Watkins expected to be the main course after being traded to the Los Angeles Rams. Instead, he's mostly been a side dish. The Rams' receiver has just one catch for 17 yards over the past two weeks. Sunday against Seattle he put up a goose eg... more

Marcus Mariota hopes to return to the starting lineup Monday night versus the Indianapolis Colts. The Tennessee Titans quarterback said Wednesday he feels "a lot better" after sitting out last week's loss. Mariota suffered a hamstring injury in Week... more

Adrian Peterson stood on the sideline most of his time in New Orleans, rushing just 27 times for 81 yards through four games. After the trade to Arizona, the 32-year-old running back is ready to show he still has what it takes to be a workhorse. "I... more

Tom Brady isn't concerned about his shoulder injury. "I'm good. Not worried about it." Brady told reporters Wednesday. "I'll be there Sunday." NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday that Brady suffered an AC joint sprain in his non-thr... more

Prior to Tuesday's trade , the Saints owned a log-jam at running back with Mark Ingram, Alvin Kamara, and Adrian Peterson. New Orleans thinned out the group by shipping Peterson to the RB-needy Arizona Cardinals for a conditional 2018 sixth-round pic... more

Dave DeGuglielmo is joining the Miami Dolphins as a senior offensive assistant. The move comes days after the Dolphins accepted the resignation of offensive line coach Chris Foerster after an undated video of the coach consuming a white, powdery... more

Look out for the Marlon Mack locomotive. It just hit the second-level and is about to blast off. The rookie running back burst out in Week 5, churning just nine carries into 91 yards and a touchdown. After the big day -- which followed him missing... more

The Detroit Lions have lost defensive tackle Haloti Ngata to an elbow injury. The team announced Wednesday they've placed Ngata on injured reserve. The 33-year-old will miss at least eight weeks. Losing Ngata is a big blow to an overachieving Lio... more

The Cleveland Browns have changed quarterbacks. Again. The team announced Kevin Hogan will start Sunday's game against the Houston Texans in place of rookie DeShone Kizer. "I've made the decision to start Kevin this week," Hue Jackson said in a... more

CHICAGO -- The curtain came down swiftly on the opening night of Mitch-a-palooza after Mitchell Trubisky tossed a game-sealing interception inside his own 25-yard-line with just over two minutes remaining. The pick came as the rookie rolled to his... more

CHICAGO -- Rookie quarterback Mitchell Trubisky got his chance to start in Chicago. The second-overall pick showed signs of promise in the Bears' 20-17 loss to the Minnesota Vikings. Kai Forbath's 26-yard field goal in the closing seconds of the gam... more

CHICAGO -- After watching Sam Bradford limp through the first half, Vikings coach Mike Zimmer made a quarterback change. Case Keenum took over the final drive of the first half Monday night and began the second half under center with the Vikings... more

J.J. Watt suffered a brutal injury that will end his season after just five games in Sunday night's loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. Watt fractured the tibial plateau in his left leg on the first drive of the game. The three-time Defensive Player... more

If you were to rank the most disappointing, non-injury storylines through five weeks of the 2017 NFL season, Amari Cooper's disappearing act would sit near the top of the list. In Sunday's loss to the Baltimore Ravens, Cooper earned just one recep... more

Two high-profile San Francisco 49ers veterans watched from the sideline Sunday as their team again fell in overtime, 26-23 to the Indianapolis Colts. Running back Carlos Hyde and linebacker NaVorro Bowman spent chunks of time on the sideline Sunday... more

One minute left on the clock was too much time to give Aaron Rodgers. The Dallas Cowboys knew it. Dak Prescott led a masterful 17-play, nearly 9-minute drive culminating in a QB-keeper TD to give the Cowboys a 31-28 lead with 1:13 left in the game.... more

The Seattle Seahawks (3-2) jumped back in the driver's seat in the NFC West, escaping Los Angeles with a 16-10 win over the Rams (3-2). Here is what you need to know: 1. The Seattle defense grounded Sean McVay's high-flying offense. The Rams ente... more

Cam Newton tossed three touchdown passes, and Carolina's defense dominated as the Panthers (4-1) held off a Detroit Lions (3-2) comeback for a 27-24 win at Ford Field. Here is what you need to know: 1. Coming off a controversial week, Cam Newton p... more

Everything you need to know as kickoff approaches... Key game-time decisions All players questionable unless noted Oakland Raiders: QB Derek Carr (back), CB David Amerson (concussion), CB Gareon Conley (shin), G Gabe Jackson (foot), RB DeAn... more

Derek Carr is officially listed as questionable, which doesn't rule him out from playing this week. It was presumed that the Oakland Raiders quarterback would miss Sunday's tilt versus the Baltimore Ravens when coach Jack Del Rio said his quarterba... more

Josh Norman avoided a major injury, but the Washington Redskins cornerback will still be out about a month. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport confirmed Friday that Norman is out four weeks with a rib fracture and small puncture in his lung, per sour... more

The Chicago Bears made the move to Mitchell Trubisky ahead of Monday night's tilt with the Minnesota Vikings out of necessity after Mike Glennon turned the ball over at a ridiculous rate. After insisting all summer that Trubisky needed time to lea... more

The New York Jets sit at 2-2 despite all the offseason predictions of doom and gloom and talks of tanking pervasively permeating every summer discussion. The Jets have not been above .500 since the end of the 2015 season, but have a golden opportun... more

Ezekiel Elliott popped up on the Dallas Cowboys' injury report Wednesday, but the issue shouldn't hinder the running back. Elliott is dealing with bruised ribs after taking a hit in Sunday's loss to the Rams but is fine, coach Jason Garrett told... more

The Los Angeles Chargers made a kicker change. The Chargers signed Nick Novak and waived Younghoe Koo, the team announced Thursday. Koo won the L.A. kicking gig this offseason but missed several field goals through the first four weeks. The rooki... more

The Buffalo Bills defense deserves some love. Of all the early season storylines, Sean McDermott's defense leading the way to an AFC East lead at the quarter mark is riding far too low on the national radar. Often when NFL teams make coaching cha... more

Adrian Peterson's usage in New Orleans seems a puzzling query at the season's quarter mark. The Saints running back has played in just 42 offensive snaps this season, per Next Gen Stats. To put it into perspective that's one fewer than kicker Wil L... more

The Minnesota Vikings added a running back to the stable to help fill the void left by rookie Dalvin Cook, who tore his ACL on Sunday . The Vikings announced on Thursday they've signed free-agent running back Stevan Ridley. Ridley worked out with... more

The Buffalo Bills drafted EJ Manuel in the first round in 2013 and proceeded to start him 10 games his rookie season. The inefficient quarterback saw the playing field less and less as time progressed, first getting benched for Kyle Orton then watchi... more

Rob Gronkowski was added to the New England Patriots' injury report on Wednesday with a thigh injury, but it won't keep him out of Thursday night's tilt versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday morning tha... more

Josh Norman suffered a rib fracture and small damage to his lung lining during Monday night's loss, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday. The Washington Redskins are on their bye week, and Norman isn't ruled out to return when the te... more

Andrew Luck hit the practice field with teammates Wednesday for the first time since undergoing offseason shoulder surgery. Luck took part in individual drills during practice and was officially listed as a limited participant. Luck will be on a "p... more

Ben Roethlisberger doesn't regret weighing in on Antonio Brown's sideline antics in Sunday's win, saying Wednesday it's his responsibility as a Pittsburgh Steelers leader to speak up on such occasions. "I like to think as a leader of this team, it'... more

The Green Bay Packers' organization generally takes a cautious approach with injured players, keeping them on the sidelines to hopefully prevent long-term issues. With that backdrop, one would expect running back Ty Montgomery to sit out Sunday's t... more

Through three games, Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston still hasn't been able to build on-field chemistry with DeSean Jackson. Jackson has caught nine of 20 targets, for a 45.0 percent catch-rate, the fifth lowest in the NFL among qualifying... more

Doug Martin is officially back. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced Monday they activated the running back for Week 5. Martin served the final three games of a four-game suspension to open the season. The team waived tight end Alan Cross to make r... more

A dark-horse preseason pick to ride back to the playoffs in a deep AFC West, the Los Angeles Chargers are wallowing in winless muck through the first quarter of the season. Following Sunday's loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, coach Anthony Lynn went... more

The Los Angeles Rams have been here before . Last year at the season's quarter mark, L.A. sat at 3-1, atop the NFC West, and, perhaps, the world. As documented by All or Nothing , the collapse was epic. The Rams won a single game the rest of the se... more

Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers' offense finally looked like it's on the way back to normal. For the first time in more than a year (Week 2, 2016), Newton tossed for more than 310 passing yards. He tallied season highs in completion percentage... more

The Pittsburgh Steelers (3-1) took control of the AFC North with a smothering defensive effort on the road in a 26-9 victory over the Baltimore Ravens (2-2). Here is what you need to know: 1. Pittsburgh's offense remains a work in progress. After... more

The New Orleans Saints (2-2) shut out the Miami Dolphins (1-2) at Wembley Stadium in London, and Drew Brees tossed two touchdowns in a 20-0 victory . Here's what we learned from the game: 1. Coach Sean Payton is curtailing his running back rotatio... more

The Miami Dolphins cornerback crew is thin heading into Sunday's tilt versus Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints at Wembley Stadium in London. Starting cornerback Byron Maxwell is officially inactive after tweaking his hamstring, a source inform... more

September

Everything you need to know as kickoff approaches... Key game-time decisions All players questionable unless noted Seattle Seahawks: WR Doug Baldwin (groin), CB Neiko Thorpe (ankle) Pete Carroll said Baldwin will be a game-time decision.... more

Green Bay Packers cornerback Damarious Randall got into an argument with a coach and was sent to the locker room before the end of Thursday's win over the Chicago Bears, a source informed of the situation told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. Rand... more

John Fox can no longer hide behind throwaway clichés to protect Mike Glennon. After his starting quarterback turned the ball over four times in Thursday night's 35-14 beatdown at Lambeau Field -- including two overthrow interceptions, a sack-fumb... more

No. 1 overall pick Myles Garrett returned to the practice field Thursday for the first time since suffering a high-ankle sprain on Sept. 6. .@MylesLGarrett is back at practice pic.twitter.com/vZbAvwNUdK ‚?? Cleveland Browns (@Browns) September... more

Demarcus Lawrence dominated Monday Night Football , completely wrecking the Arizona Cardinals' offensive plans. Two days after the three-sack performance, the pass rusher said he should have performed better. "Not good enough," Lawrence said Wednes... more

Joe Flacco doesn't appreciate the notion that the Baltimore Ravens' offense is struggling. The normally even-keeled quarterback shot back Wednesday when asked his thoughts on why the offense hasn't played well through three games. "I think we're... more

Sound the alarm: In 2017, J.J. Watt has yet to rip down a quarterback who was holding onto a football. For the first time in his career, Justin James has gone three games to start a season without a quarterback sack. Dating back to last season, the... more

Miami Dolphins linebacker Lawrence Timmons will be reinstated Tuesday. The team announced the linebacker will rejoin his team and play in Sunday's tilt versus the New Orleans Saints in London. ESPN first reported the news. Timmons, who signed a... more

Green Bay is welcoming an important defender back into the club -- and he's bringing his own club to the party. Linebacker Nick Perry (hand) has returned to Packers practice after undergoing surgery on his injured hand. The team tweeted a photo of... more

New York Giants co-owner John Mara said Tuesday the team will address Odell Beckham Jr.'s dog-urinating touchdown celebration in-house. "I do not want to get into a discussion about this, but I will say that I am very unhappy with Odell's behavior... more

Kareem Hunt continues to churn out monster games for the Kansas City Chiefs. The rookie running back leads the NFL in rush yards (401), scrimmage yards (538), yards per carry (8.53) and yards per touch (9.6) -- minimum 20 carries. His 401 rushing y... more

Attention nickname trackers: Chicago Bears running back Tarik Cohen would like to place dibs on the available "Thunder and Lightning" moniker for himself and Jordan Howard. The duo shined in Sunday's 23-17 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers, dashing... more

Adam Gase is already fed up with his offense after just two games this season. Following the Miami Dolphins' 20-6 loss to the New York Jets, Gase was asked Monday what he liked from the film: "Nothing," the coach responded. "A lot of bad footbal... more

Carson Palmer showed Monday night he's far from the washed-out quarterback critics proclaimed him to be to open the season. The 34-year-old dropped dimes all over the field, when given time to throw. The caveat was the Arizona Cardinals' downfall i... more

Philadelphia Eagles running back Darren Sproles broke his arm and tore his ACL on the same play in Sunday's win over the New York Giants. Eagles head coach Doug Pederson confirmed the injury to reporters on Monday and said Sproles will be out for t... more

We are three games into the season and Cam Newton's play continues to be a shaky proposition. In previous weeks, Newton's struggles were masked by victories and excused by crediting defenses. Sunday, however, there was no hiding Newton's troubles.... more

When Aaron Rodgers needed a big play, Geronimo Allison was there for his quarterback. The second-year pro piled up a career-high 122 yards on six catches, including a 72-yarder that set up the game-winning field goal in overtime versus the Cincinna... more

The Washington Redskins defense smashed, pulverized, locked down and dismantled a heretofore potent Oakland Raiders' offense Sunday night in a 27-10 victory that wasn't even as close as the 17-point spread. Washington held Derek Carr, Amari Cooper,... more

The Denver Broncos forced a Buffalo Bills punt and were set to get the ball back down seven points with more than seven minutes remaining. Then a flag flew from the referee's pocket. Von Miller had driven quarterback Tyrod Taylor to the ground on... more

Deshaun Watson reminded the world Sunday why he was a national champion. The rookie quarterback went toe-to-toe with the New England Patriots in a slugfest at Gillette Stadium before ultimately falling to Tom Brady, 36-33. Watson diced up Bill... more

An apparent game-winning touchdown by Golden Tate was overturned in Detroit, allowing the Atlanta Falcons to sneak out of Ford Field with a 30-26 victory over the Lions. Here is what you need to know: 1. Matthew Stafford came up a hair shy of ano... more

Everything you need to know as kickoff approaches... Key game-time decisions for Week 3 All players questionable unless noted Baltimore Ravens: RB Terrance West (calf), WR Michael Campanaro (ankle), S Anthony Levine (chest), WR Chris Matthe... more

The Minnesota Vikings will trot out Case Keenum under center for the second straight week. Coach Mike Zimmer announced Friday that Sam Bradford will miss Sunday's tilt versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Bradford sat out last week with a knee injur... more

The Houston Texans' game plan reduces to a simple denominator: When in doubt, throw the ball to DeAndre Hopkins. Hopkins leads the NFL in targets, with 29 through two games, two more than Dez Bryant, and more than 10 higher than the likes of A.J. G... more

Ezekiel Elliott heard the criticism from NFL Network's LaDainian Tomlinson regarding his lack of effort on an interception in the Dallas Cowboys' 25-point loss to the Denver Broncos on Sunday. Tomlinson said Elliott "quit" on his team during the... more

All aboard the Derrick Henry hype train. We will be pulling out shortly. The Tennessee Titans running back barreled his way for a career-high 92 yards on 14 carries with a touchdown in Sunday's victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars. The performance... more

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson is trending towards playing in Sunday's tilt versus the Cincinnati Bengals. Nelson practiced in full on Wednesday and said afterward he expects to play after missing most of last week's loss to the Atlan... more

Sunday marks the battle of the 0-2s in Indianapolis when the Colts meet the Cleveland Browns. For either team to keep the glint of their playoff hopes alive a win is vital. Teams that start 1-2 have made the playoffs at a 24.5 percent rate. It's no... more

Eli Manning took public criticism from his coach this week like he takes a sack after a blown block by his offensive line. He got up, brushed himself off and moved on. After Monday night's loss to the Lions, head coach Ben McAdoo blamed Manning f... more

The New York Jets began the season with two losses in what some deemed a throwaway year before it started. Despite the rough start to the season, Jets CEO Christopher Johnson, who took over for brother Woody Johnson (U.S. Ambassador to the UK), dismi... more

Following the devastating 7.1-magnitude earthquake that left more than 200 people dead in Mexico this week, the NFL is evaluating whether a Nov. 19 game between the Oakland Raiders and New England Patriots at Estadio Azteca in Mexico City will proc... more

When the New England Patriots' defense took the field Sunday in New Orleans , Malcolm Butler started on the sideline. The benching came as a surprise to many, as corner Eric Rowe took over the first-team gig. Butler struggled in the preseason and a... more

It's a new season, but the Seattle Seahawks' winning formula remains the same: A smothering defense leading an offense that does just enough. Through two games, the Seahawks allowed just two touchdowns -- with one of those coming after its offense... more

When a team gets beaten handily twice to start a season, the head coach starts to ponder making early changes to give his squad a spark before fading too far into the darkness. That's the scenario New York Giants coach Ben McAdoo is facing. Followi... more

The Indianapolis Colts will spend at least another week without Andrew Luck. Coach Chuck Pagano confirmed Monday that the quarterback would miss the Week 3 tilt versus the Cleveland Browns. The news was all but expected as Luck still hasn't joine... more

A week after keeping his touches to a minimum, the Pittsburgh Steelers fed Le'Veon Bell in Sunday's 26-9 win over the Minnesota Vikings. Bell earned 27 carries and four receptions Sunday, compared to just 13 totes in Week 1. While he got 31 touche... more

Last season Denver Broncos opponents could avoid the "No Fly Zone" by gashing the defense on the ground. Vance Joseph's team slammed that door shut in 2017. The emphatic dismantling of the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, including holding Ezekiel Elliott... more

As trade winds swirl around New Orleans Saints safety Kenny Vaccaro, the starter ended up benched midway through Sunday's loss to the New England Patriots. Vaccaro played just 45 of 72 defensive plays (63 percent), per Next Gen Stats. Coach Sean P... more

Miami Dolphins linebacker Lawrence Timmons was not with the team for its season-opening win in Los Angeles. Timmons was inactive for the Dolphins' 19-17 victory over the Chargers on Sunday. A team spokesman told NFL Network's Steve Wyche before th... more

On a day Pittsburgh honored the late Dan Rooney in their home opener, Ben Roethlisberger tossed two touchdown passes, helping the Steelers beat a Sam Bradford-less Minnesota Vikings, 26-9 , at Heinz Field. Here is what you need to know: 1. The... more

After doing very little in pregame warm-ups, Minnesota Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford will sit out Sunday's tilt versus the Pittsburgh Steelers. Bradford is officially inactive with a knee injury. Case Keenum will start for the Vikings. Coach... more

Following a New Orleans Saints season opener in which Adrian Peterson saw just nine snaps and six carries for 18 yards , the question heading into a Week 2 tussle versus the New England Patriots is how much the running back will see the field. With... more

Hurricane Irma passed through Florida last weekend, leaving many to pick up the pieces in the wake of the storm. The three NFL teams in the state are showing their solidarity on Sunday. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported the Tampa Bay... more

The Arizona Cardinals backfield enters Week 2 a muddled mess after losing workhorse David Johnson to injured reserve with an injured wrist. How the Cards' running back rotation sorts itself out against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday will be somet... more

The first game with Steve Sarkisian running the offense in Atlanta lacked explosive plays and didn't mirror the Kyle Shanahan production we saw in 2016. The Falcons scored just 23 points in Week 1, after averaging 33.8 points per game last year. T... more

Everything you need to know as kickoff approaches... Key game-time decisions All players questionable unless noted Minnesota Vikings: LB Anthony Barr (hamstring), QB Sam Bradford (knee), CB Xavier Rhodes (hip) Mike Zimmer said he expects... more

After becoming the first team since the 1939 Philadelphia Eagles to open the season without a touchdown in two home games, the Cincinnati Bengals made a change. The Bengals fired offensive coordinator Ken Zampese and announced quarterbacks coach Bi... more

The Philadelphia Eagles lost one piece of its backfield. Running back Donnel Pumphrey , who tore his hamstring in Wednesday's practice, was placed on injured reserve Friday afternoon . The 5-foot-9 Pumphrey impressed coaches during offseason work... more

The Denver Broncos are losing one defensive lineman and adding another. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports defensive end Jared Crick is having surgery on his back and looking at a lengthy absence, per sources informed of the decision. The Bro... more

Leonard Fournette trucked defenders in the 2017 season opener like he was still in the SEC, on his way to a 100-yard rushing performance in the Jacksonville Jaguars' win. Fournette runs with a ferocity and power few backs can muster, lowering his... more

The Arizona Cardinals are one of 13 teams heading into the weekend with a 0-1 record. Following a dismal Week 1 performance in Detroit, Cards players know they are in a virtual must-win spot heading to Indianapolis for Week 2. "There is definitely... more

Odell Beckham is back at practice ahead of the New York Giants' Week 2 game versus the Detroit Lions. Beckham participated in practice for the first time since suffering an ankle injury on Aug. 21 . The receiver took part in individual and positio... more

It certainly was no R-E-L-A-X moment, but Eli Manning gave an Aaron Rodgers-esque response when asked on Wednesday about the Giants putrid offensive output against the Dallas Cowboys in the season opener. "First game. Guys were playing fast, got so... more

Alex Smith started off the season by torching the New England Patriots. The Chiefs hope the barrage of big plays from their starting quarterback is the harbinger of a monster season, likely the QB's final in Kansas City. After K.C. brass traded up... more

Brandin Cooks returns to New Orleans this week. The speedy wideout was shipped to New England this offseason for a first-round pick (which ended up being starting left tackle Ryan Ramczyk) after spending three seasons with the Saints. Ahead of t... more

Bill O'Brien refused to name his starting quarterback on Tuesday. The Houston Texans' coach told reporters he still is evaluating his quarterbacks and hasn't decided whether rookie Deshaun Watson or Tom Savage will start under center Thursday night... more

The good news is Danny Woodhead is expected to be back this season. The bad news is Danny Woodhead will be out about a month or more. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday that the Baltimore Ravens' running back will miss roughly 4-6 we... more

With David Johnson out the next 2-3 months , the Arizona Cardinals are bringing back a familiar face. The Cardinals re-signed running back Chris Johnson on Tuesday, the team announced. Arizona cut the veteran running back earlier this month afte... more

The second opinion is in, and it's bad news for the Arizona Cardinals. Running back David Johnson will undergo wrist surgery Thursday and is expected to be out until December, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday, according to a sour... more

Terrell Suggs began his 15th NFL season on Sunday. To see the Baltimore Ravens linebacker terrorize the Cincinnati Bengals, you wouldn't know Suggs had 14 years worth of wear, tear, wounds and scars. The 34-year-old looked fresh as he harassed Andy... more

The Seattle Seahawks anticipate getting their starting running back on the field in Week 2. Coach Pete Carroll said Monday that Thomas Rawls (ankle) should return Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers after missing the opening week. "Yes, we do... more

Sunday's tilt between the Chicago Bears and Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium will go on as planned. The NFL and Buccaneers had waited to determine the extent of destruction Hurricane Irma caused to the Tampa area before determining whe... more

The Minnesota Vikings' offense line passed the first test. Coach Mike Zimmer said his remade O-line "played outstanding" in Monday night's 29-19 win over the New Orleans Saints. The Vikings started five new offensive linemen (from left to right)... more

The Denver Broncos fended off a furious comeback Monday night. Shelby Harris blocked a 44-yard field goal attempt off the foot of Los Angeles Chargers rookie kicker Younghoe Koo to escape with a 24-21 win . After seeing a 24-7 lead dissipate down t... more

The Philadelphia Eagles will be without starting cornerback Ronald Darby for at least the next month. Darby was carted off the field during Sunday's win over the Washington Redskins with a dislocated right ankle. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport... more

The legal battle continues between the NFL and NFLPA in the Ezekiel Elliott suspension case. NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported Monday that the NFL filed its appeal of Elliott's preliminary injunction to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth... more

All offseason the Houston Texans insisted Tom Savage was the quarterback to lead them in 2017. After months of hype, Savage's control over the offense lasted two quarters. Savage was replaced by first-round pick Deshaun Watson in the second half of... more

The Pittsburgh Steelers have been searching for the pass-rush answer for years. After swinging and missing in the past, they might have finally found the answer. First-round rookie T.J. Watt displayed a relentless pass rush and versatility in a spl... more

The Carolina Panthers hammered the San Francisco 49ers, with Ron Rivera's defense shutting down Kyle Shanahan's debut. The 23-3 win would have been more lopsided had Panthers quarterback Cam Newton not missed several throws. Rivera admitted after... more

An already thin Seattle Seahawks cornerbacks crew lost a key participant in the first quarter against Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers. Seahawks starting cornerback Jeremy Lane was ejected for throwing a punch. An altercation between Lane... more

Atlanta Falcons linebacker Brooks Reed sacked Mike Glennon on fourth-and-goal to seal a 23-17 win over the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. It wasn't pretty, but the win washes away some of the bad taste from the epic Super Bowl collapse. Here is wha... more

Andrew Luck won't be on the field for the Indianapolis Colts against the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, and it could be several more weeks before the starting quarterback is ready. Despite coming off the PUP list last weekend, Luck still hasn't practi... more

The biggest question for the Pittsburgh Steelers heading into the season opener versus the Cleveland Browns is how large a load will Le'Veon Bell carry after missing all offseason. Bell skipped training camp and the preseason after not agreeing to... more

The Buffalo Bills shipped out several key pieces from the previous regime. Sammy Watkins, Ronald Darby and Reggie Ragland were sent away already. Buffalo's remake won't end there. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Sunday on NFL GameDay Morn... more

Sunday marks the first chance for the Atlanta Falcons to wash the bitter, molding taste lingering in their mouths after their epic Super Bowl LI collapse. Dan Quinn's squad spent all offseason dismissing the notion that they would suffer from a Sup... more

Everything you need to know as kickoff approaches... Key game-time decisions All players questionable unless noted New York Giants: WR Odell Beckham (ankle) The biggest question of the week is whether OBJ will play Sunday night after not... more

Eric Berry is done for the season. Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid said Friday the three-time first-team All-Pro safety ruptured his Achilles tendon in Thursday night's win over the New England Patriots. The team officially placed him on injure... more

The Miami Dolphins are headed to California to avoid Hurricane Irma. NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported Friday the Dolphins went to California on Friday night. The Dolphins secured a facility and will practice in Los Angeles next week in advance... more

The New England Patriots received a modicum of good news following their opening night loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Friday that linebacker Dont'a Hightower is believed to have suffered a minor MCL sprain... more

Pete Carroll won't divulge his running back pecking order for the team's season-opening tilt on Sunday versus the Green Bay Packers. The Seattle Seahawks' head coach was asked this week if he decided on his starting running back: "Yeah," he repli... more

The Chicago Bears are eager to line up behind Kevin White and proclaim the former first-round pick the No. 1 receiver. What seemed inevitable when selected with the No. 7 overall pick in 2015 became a necessity after top wideout Cameron Meredith we... more

The New England Patriots are down another wide receiver. The Patriots placed Malcolm Mitchell on injured reserve, the team announced Thursday. The move comes mere hours before New England kicks off the 2017 season against the Kansas City Chiefs a... more

For the second time in less than a week, the Kansas City Chiefs cut running back C.J. Spiller. Hours ahead of their opening game kickoff versus the New England Patriots, the Chiefs announced the release of Spiller and offensive lineman Jordan Devey... more

The Oakland Raiders and kicker Sebastian Janikowski sorted out their murky situation. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday that Janikowski agreed to a pay cut from $4 million to $3 million, fully guaranteed. The 39-year-old former... more

Even before Joe Flacco's back became an issue, the Baltimore Ravens needed to get back to pounding the ball on the ground. Too often the past couple seasons the Ravens have relied on Flacco and a short passing game, in lieu of running the rock. Pro... more

As has happened a multitude of times in the past, when Philip Rivers drives the Los Angeles Chargers into the red zone on Monday night versus the Denver Broncos, all eyes will turn to Antonio Gates. Entering his 15th season, Gates is one touchdown... more

Cleveland Browns rookie pass rusher Myles Garrett will miss the start of the season. The No. 1 overall pick suffered a high ankle sprain, and his status will be updated in a couple of weeks, the team announced Thursday. Garrett left practice on... more

Cleveland Browns first-round pick Myles Garrett landed on the first official injury report of the season. Coach Hue Jackson said the No. 1 overall selection was limited in Wednesday's practice after suffering an ankle injury. Garrett is scheduled t... more

Mitchell Trubisky continues to climb up the Chicago Bears' quarterback depth chart. After spending the preseason as the team's designated No. 3 quarterback, coach John Fox announced Wednesday the rookie finally overtook Mark Sanchez for the backup... more

The Houston Texans are headed towards their season opener against the Jacksonville Jaguars without starting left tackle Duane Brown. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday that Brown has not shown up at the team facility and is expecte... more

Tyrod Taylor is out of concussion protocol. The Buffalo Bills' starting quarterback cleared the final return-to-play hurdles and is cleared to participate Week 1, head coach Sean McDermott told reporters Wednesday. The 28-year-old quarterback is... more

The NFL officially postponed the Tampa Bay Buccaneers-Miami Dolphins tilt until Week 11. With Hurricane Irma gaining steam as it moves toward South Florida, the league announced the matchup will be moved from Sunday to Sunday, Nov. 19. Both the Buc... more

The Indianapolis Colts gave up on first-round receiver Phillip Dorsett over the weekend, trading him to New England for third string quarterback Jacoby Brissett. In his first talks with Boston media on Tuesday, Dorsett said he's diving into the... more

When Andrew Luck will return to the field remains anyone's best guess. The Indianapolis Colts' star quarterback won't play in the season opener, and it sounds like he'll miss multiple weeks. When teams lose Pro Bowl quarterbacks it has a domino ef... more

Los Angeles Rams coach Sean McVay might be "optimistic " Aaron Donald will return soon, but the team's best player is giving no indication he'll be on the field versus the Indianapolis Colts in Week 1. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wedn... more

With Hurricane Irma barreling towards Florida this weekend, the game between the Dolphins and Buccaneers will not be played Sunday afternoon in Miami, the NFL announced Tuesday. Irma, now a Category 5 hurricane with winds increasing to 185 miles pe... more

Jonathan Williams found a new home a day after clearing waivers. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday that the former Buffalo Bills running back signed with the Denver Broncos' practice squad. The second-year pro will get a $510,000 sa... more

The fastest man in NFL Combine history will likely be sidelined to open the season. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday that Cincinnati Bengals receiver John Ross is expected to miss at least the season opener against the Baltimore R... more

The New England Patriots solved their banner problem. After snagging their fifth Super Bowl victory, owner Robert Kraft noted last month that the team didn't have room in Gillette Stadium for another banner . Much like a 28-3 deficit, there isn't... more

America is bracing for another hurricane to hit landfall this week. Hurricane Irma is barreling toward Florida, picking up steam as it becomes a dangerous Category 5 hurricane , with winds increasing to 175 mph. 8 am Special Advisory: #Irma is n... more

As Ezekiel Elliott awaits word on his suspension appeal, and the NFL and NFLPA ramp up their legal battle, the Dallas Cowboys will practice. While questions swirl regarding Elliot's availability for Sunday night versus the New York Giants, coach Ja... more

The Los Angeles Rams began their full-time preparation for the season opener versus the Indianapolis Colts without their top player, Aaron Donald. The All-Pro defensive tackle remained away on Monday, and while coach Sean McVay reiterated he's... more

AFC East NFC East AFC North NFC North AFC West NFC West AFC South NFC South As we hurtle toward the regular season, check out our division-by-division primers highlighting players and storylines to watch in 2017. Kevin Patr... more

Friday's roster moves Saturday's roster moves Sunday's roster moves The Kansas City Chiefs brought back C.J. Spiller a day after cutting the running back. NFL Network's Steve Wyche reported the Chiefs re-signed the veteran back and pla... more

The Washington Redskins placed second-year safety Su'a Cravens on the exempt/left squad list Sunday. Cravens has been dealing with a knee issue and has been contemplating retirement recently, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported. Cravens is expecte... more

Who will be LeSean McCoy's backup now? The Buffalo Bills made a surprising move Sunday, cutting backup running back Jonathan Williams, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. Williams had been expected to be McCoy's primary backup in 2017. The... more

The Jacksonville Jaguars cut a quarterback. NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported Sunday that the Jags cut second-year signal-caller Brandon Allen. The move comes after Jacksonville added five players from the waiver wire, including tight end Jame... more

Matt Jones found a new home. The Indianapolis Colts claimed the running back off waivers after he was cut by the Washington Redskins on Saturday, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported. Jones, a former third-round pick, spent two years in Washingto... more

The Patrick Mahomes hype train hit top speed last week after the rookie's final preseason appearance. The first-round quarter back flashed his unvarnished talent, including uncorking a ridiculous 46-yard bomb on the run while getting drilled by a... more

We've almost made it. The 2017 NFL season is days away. With the New England Patriots set to kick off the season against the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday, and most teams playing a week from today, we've hit our last football-free Sunday until the... more

Andrew Luck is off the physically unable to perform list. The Indianapolis Colts officially removed Luck from the PUP list on Saturday afternoon. The move was expected. Had the Colts not taken the star quarterback off PUP, he would have missed th... more

Los Angeles Chargers first-round pick Mike Williams avoided starting the season on the physically unable to return list. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Williams will come off PUP and be on the active roster to open the season, according... more

The Miami Dolphins gave suspended safety T.J. McDonald a new contract. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Saturday the Dolphins signed McDonald to a four-year contract worth $24 million, according to a source informed of the deal. The deal... more

The Matt Jones saga in Washington finally comes to its inevitable end. The Redskins waived the 24-year-old running back on Saturday, the team announced . Jones has been on his way out of D.C. all summer. The former third-round pick started June a... more

Geno Smith appears to have won the backup gig to Eli Manning. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Saturday the New York Giants are releasing quarterback Josh Johnson , according to a source informed of the decision. Johnson and Smith battle... more

New Indianapolis Colts general manager Chris Ballard won't hang on to his mistakes. The GM jettisoned linebacker Sean Spence on Saturday, the Colts announced. Pro Football Talk first reported the news. The Colts gave Spence a $750,000 signing b... more

The Seattle Seahawks' terrifying defense just hit the upgrade button. The Seahawks acquired defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson from the New York Jets in exchange for receiver Jermaine Kearse and a 2018 second-round pick, both teams announced . Th... more

The end is closer for Chris Johnson. The Arizona Cardinals cut the veteran running back on Friday, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. It's not a surprising outcome for the soon-to-be 32-year-old back. Johnson didn't look particularly good... more

The Denver Broncos shipped disappointing backup offensive tackle Ty Sambrailo to Atlanta. The Broncos traded the former second-round selection for a 2018 fifth-round pick, the team announced Friday . ESPN first reported the swap. After struggli... more

Le'Veon Bell is back in Pittsburgh. The Steelers running back suggested he'd return to the team on Sept. 1. He didn't disappoint, arriving at the team facility on Friday. Bell will sign his $12.1 million franchise tender Friday. Le'Veon Bell ha... more

The Cleveland Browns went undefeated! Hue Jackson's squad exited the preseason 4-0 after their 25-0 beat down of the Chicago Bears Thursday night. The Browns celebrated -- "hooting and hollering" in the locker room as beat writer Mary Kay Cabot pu... more

The Chicago Bears kept Mitchell Trubisky in first-gear early in the preseason finale Thursday night -- a 25-0 shellacking at the hands of the Cleveland Browns at Soldier Field. The exciting rookie handed off on his first nine snaps of the game, th... more

Joe Haden said he had a handful of suitors after the Cleveland Browns cut him this week. The two-time Pro Bowl selection said Thursday night he chose the Pittsburgh Steelers because they gave him the best chance to finally get to a postseason game af... more

Le'Veon Bell is expected to show up for work Friday, but what of Los Angeles Rams holdout Aaron Donald? The All-Pro defensive tackle has remained away from the team all offseason in hopes of getting a new contract with two years left on his rookie... more

August

The Buffalo Bills expect Tyrod Taylor back for Week 1, but the team had to like what they saw from potential stand-in Nathan Peterman in the preseason finale on Thursday. The rookie started and led the Bills on two scoring drives to open the contes... more

DeAndre Hopkins received his massive contract extension ahead of the 2017 regular season. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday that the Houston Texans have signed the superstar receiver to a five-year contract extension, according to... more

AFC East NFC East AFC North NFC North AFC West NFC West AFC South NFC South As we hurtle toward the regular season, check out our division-by-division primers highlighting players and storylines to watch in 2017. Kevin Patr... more

The Indianapolis Colts are dealing with an injury to another major player. Coach Chuck Pagano told reporters on Tuesday that corner Vontae Davis is dealing with a "significant" groin injury, per the Indy Star's Zak Keefer . The two-time Pro Bowler... more

The Pittsburgh Steelers have added an athletic tight end to their roster. The Steelers acquired tight end Vance McDonald and a 2018 fifth-round draft pick from the San Francisco 49ers in exchange for a 2018 fourth-rounder, both teams announced Tues... more

The Cleveland Browns are attempting to move several big contracts ahead this weekend's roster cut downs. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday that the Browns are trying to trade corner Joe Haden, quarterback Brock Osweiler, and offensi... more

The Buffalo Bills' quarterback room remains a partially filled chamber . Coach Sean McDermott told reporters Tuesday that both Tyrod Taylor and T.J. Yates remain in concussion protocol. Taylor exited the team's third preseason game Saturday aft... more

In the first two preseason games, Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons offense hummed along as if the well-oiled machine from 2016 would coast into the post-Kyle Shanahan era. In the regular-season tune-up this weekend, however, it caught a flat. In t... more

Score one for tough love. The Jacksonville Jaguars demoted Blake Bortles from clear-cut starter for a nine-day competition with Chad Henne. Bortles has been handed the starting job back, and coach Doug Marrone believes he's seeing an improved... more

Buffalo Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor exited the team's third preseason game after hitting his head hard on the ground on the second drive of the game versus the Baltimore Ravens. Taylor's head hit the turf hard after taking a sack. He walked slow... more

The Buffalo Bills inked center Eric Wood to a two-year contract extension on Saturday. The team announced the deal ahead of their preseason tilt versus the Baltimore Ravens. The extension is worth $16 million in new money with an additional $5.27... more

Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus won't participate in Saturday's preseason tilt versus the Baltimore Ravens. The Bills sent Dareus home for violation of a team rule, Chris Brown of the Bills' official website confirmed . There was no... more

Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday The main goal for every NFL team is to exit the preseason without major injuries. On Friday night those prayers weren't answered, as the mercurial football gods struck down two key players. New En... more

The worst fears are starting to be realized for Patriots fans after seeing Julian Edelman leave the field Friday night against the Lions with a knee injury . NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Edelman suffered what is believed to be a torn A... more

The preseason injury list continues to grow. Kansas City Chiefs running back Spencer Ware injured his knee on the first drive of the game versus the Seattle Seahawks. Per the team's official website, Ware suffered a torn PCL and additional knee... more

Julian Edelman busted loose for three catches on the New England Patriots' first drive Friday night against the Detroit Lions, but left with a knee injury. On his third catch and run, the receiver limped off the field grabbing his right knee after... more

Julio Jones appears set to make his preseason debut on Saturday versus the Arizona Cardinals. The Atlanta Falcons superstar receiver will play "a few" reps in the team's third preseason game, ESPN's Vaughn McClure reported Friday . Jones sat out... more

Houston Texans receiver Jaelen Strong has been suspended for the opening game of the 2017 season. The team released a statement on the suspension: Jaelen Strong of the Houston Texans has been suspended without pay for the first game of the 2017... more

The Dallas Cowboys are planning on Ezekiel Elliott playing against the Oakland Raiders on Saturday. When asked by reporters on Thursday whether he's leaning toward playing Zeke this weekend, coach Jason Garrett simply replied: "Yes." Elliott is... more

Jaylon Smith finally made it on to the field last weekend, logging 12 snaps and one tackle in a win over the Indianapolis Colts. Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli raved about the linebacker's first action. "Oh boy. Good instincts... more

The offseason hype for the Baltimore Ravens' defense rolls on. This spring, new safety Tony Jefferson said Baltimore's defense has an opportunity to be legendary . Defensive tackle Brandon Williams said this summer the unit could reach levels of th... more

Dwayne Allen spent his first five seasons catching passes from Andrew Luck in Indianapolis. Now he's snatching them from Tom Brady in New England. The transition to the new offense hasn't exactly gone smoothly. Allen admitted the Patriots' offense... more

The Arizona Cardinals announced Tuesday they pulled linebacker Deone Bucannon off the physically unable to perform list. Bucannon underwent ankle surgery in May . He played most of 2016 with the injury before being shelved with three games left in... more

Philadelphia Eagles coach Doug Pederson dismissed speculation that LeGarrette Blount could be on the roster bubble. "I mean, the guy is a beast of a runner," Pederson said Tuesday when asked about Blount's roster security, via the Philly Voice . "I... more

The Rush is on the move in Dallas. Backup quarterback Cooper Rush took second-team reps in practice Monday, NFL Network's Jane Slater reported. The undrafted rookie is rising after solid performances this preseason, while the Cowboys watched back... more

Odell Beckham Jr. has avoided serious injury after getting hit low by Browns cornerback Briean Boddy-Calhoun. New York Giants coach Ben McAdoo told reporters Tuesday that an MRI revealed Beckham suffered an ankle injury during Monday night's 10-6... more

Following Monday night's 10-6 win over the New York Giants, Cleveland Browns coach Hue Jackson said he hopes to have a decision on his starting quarterback by Wednesday. "I will watch the tape," Jackson said after the second preseason tilt. "There... more

Jamaal Charles will get his shot to make the Denver Broncos' roster this weekend. Coach Vance Joseph said Monday the running back will play "a lot" versus the Green Bay Packers on Saturday . The veteran won't play in the final preseason game. "Th... more

Trevor Siemian won the Denver Broncos' quarterback battle with his steady play. Broncos coach Vance Joseph named Siemian his starting quarterback at a news conference Monday, saying Siemian was the "clear-cut winner" in his duel with Paxton Lynch.... more

Martavis Bryant played his first football game in 19 months Sunday, when he took the field in the Pittsburgh Steelers' 17-13 win over the Atlanta Falcons. The Steelers wanted Bryant to knock the rust off early, targeting him on a receiver screen t... more

Alshon Jeffery missed time during Philadelphia Eagles training camp due to a shoulder injury. Whether the free-agent receiver is behind due to the missed time depends on who you ask. After Jeffery ran the wrong route on one formation during Thursda... more

Anquan Boldin's stay with the Buffalo Bills lasted less than a fortnight. The receiver signed with the Bills on August 7. After 13 days, he left the club and informed the team he's retiring, per the team. ESPN's Jim Trotter first reported the new... more

Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Sunday's doubleheader was a day for rookie running backs. Pittsburgh Steelers' James Conner helped the home team drive back for a 17-13 victory over the Atlanta Falcons. Later New Orleans tailba... more

The Buffalo Bills stripped Tyrod Taylor of his best play-making receiver last week, then watched him struggle Thursday night in a 20-16 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. What did they expect? Taylor's first pass of the night was thrown into the ha... more

Jeremy Zuttah is back with the Baltimore Ravens. The team announced Friday it signed the center and waived/injured receiver Kenny Bell. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Zuttah's deal is for two years and worth nearly $4 million in base... more

The New England Patriots didn't make a draft selection until the third round this spring when they snagged defensive end Derek Rivers . The Super Bowl champs will likely be without their top pick for the season. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport rep... more

Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins raised his fist during Thursday night's national anthem in protest over racial injustices in America, as he has in the past. Next to him stood veteran Chris Long, who wrapped his arm around his teammate in... more

One beneficiary of the Miami Dolphins' Ryan Tannehill-for-Jay Cutler swap appears to be receiver Devante Parker. In Cutler's two drives Thursday night, Parker was targeted four times -- including a beautiful 31-yard connection that was wiped out by... more

In a meaningless game, it's tough to define Ronald Darby's night as "revenge" on the team that traded him away, but it had to feel nice nonetheless to help the Philadelphia Eagles earn a 20-16 victory over the Buffalo Bills. After getting duped by... more

John Harbaugh continued his bland approval of backup quarterback Ryan Mallett following the Baltimore Ravens' 31-7 victory over the Miami Dolphins on Thursday. Last week, Harbaugh cited "winning football " in a preseason game to praise Mallett. Thi... more

Marshawn Lynch sat during the national anthem before the Oakland Raiders' preseason opener Saturday night versus the Arizona Cardinals. The running back, who came out of retirement to play for his hometown Raiders, met with the media Thursday. As... more

Josh Gordon is no closer to reinstatement to the NFL. Asked about Gordon at a fan forum in Cleveland on Thursday, Commissioner Roger Goodell said the receiver's reinstatement is "not under active consideration to my knowledge, at least it hasn't go... more

The first rule of Mitch-a-palooza is you don't talk about Mitch-a-palooza, apparently. John Fox already tossed a bucket of water on the Mitchell Trubisky fun this week. Now the rookie quarterback is downplaying the hype. Actually, he claims not to... more

NFL agent Tom Condon doesn't speak much publicly, but when he does, it usually comes with interesting insight. This week, one of the most powerful agents in football spoke to "The Fuzzcast" with Ben Kremer and Pete Sweeney (#Fuzzcast) and was asked... more

Oakland Raiders left tackle Donald Penn continues to hold out for a new deal. The Raiders would prefer their starting left tackle be in camp, but offensive line coach Mike Tice decided to spin positive, pointing out Penn's absence gives Oakland a cha... more

The Los Angeles Rams gave up a high draft pick to get Sammy Watkins, and the receiver is already making his presence felt in practice. "I did a little bit," quarterback Jared Goff said when asked if he noticed Watkins' first head-turning catch this... more

The Pittsburgh Steelers still don't know when running back Le'Veon Bell will show up for work, but it hasn't stopped the team from imploring him to return. In an interview with ESPN's Jeremy Fowler , general manager Kevin Colbert reiterated the tea... more

The Seattle Seahawks added a veteran cornerback to their roster Wednesday. The Seahawks signed†Tramaine Brock †to a one-year deal, the team announced. Brock met with the Seahawks in April and spent Tuesday meeting with the team again. A felony... more

Lucky Whitehead might need to go back to being called "Rodney" after his string of decidedly unlucky breaks. The New York Jets receiver and kick returner will have surgery on his broken foot, an injury he sustained earlier this week in practice, c... more

The New Orleans Saints will be without Delvin Breaux for the next several weeks. The cornerback will undergo surgery for a fractured fibula and is expected to miss the next six weeks, coach Sean Payton said Wednesday. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapopo... more

Cleveland Browns defensive coordinator Gregg Williams is entering his 28th season coaching in the NFL as an assistant, coordinator or head man. Over that time, Williams has worked with some impressive rookies -- Aaron Donald comes to mind -- but no o... more

Blake Bortles got some rest for his weary arm over the weekend as the Jaguars curtailed his snaps after a heavy workload to open camp. The quarterback says his arm is fine despite the needed rest. "My arm is fine," Bortles said Tuesday, via ESPN's... more

Carolina Panthers interim general manager Marty Hurney continues to hand out new contracts. Veteran linebacker Thomas Davis is the latest beneficiary. The team announced Tuesday it signed Davis to a one-year contract extension through the 2018 seas... more

Ryan Mathews was given a clean bill of health on Tuesday. Then the Philadelphia Eagles cut the veteran running back. The Eagles informed Mathews he was released shortly after clearing the running back. Roster Move: #Eagles release RB Ryan Mathew... more

Jay Cutler looks set to make his Dolphins debut this week. Coach Adam Gase told reporters Tuesday that the quarterback "looks like" he's going to play in Thursday's preseason game against the Baltimore Ravens. Cutler has been with Miami for a li... more

Bruce Arians doesn't mince words or hide behind passive aggressive language. When the Arizona Cardinals coach takes a shot, it's in your face or across your bow. On Monday, Arians aimed at his receiver corps. After watching the group stink up train... more

When the Buffalo Bills traded two of their most talented players †-- wide receiver Sammy Watkins and cornerback Ronald Darby -- for draft picks and lower-upside compensation, most read the moves as the new team brass flushing the 2017 season and eyei... more

Jay Ajayi made it through concussion protocol. Coach Adam Gase told reporters Tuesday that the Miami Dolphins' running back has been cleared. Ajayi was expected to be cleared after participating in Monday's practice. The 24-year-old back needed... more

Tom Savage is going to cling to the Houston Texans starting quarterback gig as long as he can. The fourth-year pro remains the starter, but rookie Deshaun Watson is coming on strong after a stellar opening preseason game. "My mindset is that this... more

Derek Wolfe was carted away from the practice field on Saturday, but the Denver Broncos won't have to worry about him being gone for too long. The defensive end suffered a moderate ankle sprain and will miss some practice time, a source informed of... more

The San Francisco 49ers had to like what they saw from rookie linebacker Reuben Foster, who started and played the entire first half Friday night. The first-round pick displayed range and compiled two tackles in his preseason debut, a 27-17 win ve... more

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers ended their kicking competition after just one preseason game. The Bucs released Roberto Aguayo, the team announced Saturday. Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times first reported the development. Tampa cut bait on the former... more

Denver Broncos pass rusher Shane Ray tore a ligament in his hand in July. The third-year pro's recovery is going as planned. "Everything's healing fine," Ray said Friday from a charity event, via the team's official website . "The doctor says my ha... more

Los Angeles Rams general manager Les Snead gave his greenhorn, first-year head coach Sean McVay a shiny new toy to play with. After the Rams shipped a second-round pick and corner E.J. Gaines to Buffalo for star receiver Sammy Watkins, McVay ruminate... more

The New Orleans Saints are adding some beef to their defensive line. The team is signing veteran defensive end Jason Jones, his agent, Mike McCartney, announced Saturday . Jones played 14 games, starting five, with the Miami Dolphins in 2016,... more

T.J. Watt represented the family name well in his first NFL action with the Pittsburgh Steelers. J.J.'s little brother compiled two sacks, one batted pass and five tackles in a 20-12 Steelers win over the New York Giants on Friday night in New Jer... more

The Jacksonville Jaguars officially washed their hands of Branden Albert. The team released the offensive tackle on Friday, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. So ends an odd saga for Albert in Jacksonville. The 32-year-old announced his... more

The Washington Redskins were poised to be without linebacker Trent Murphy for four games due to suspension. Now the pass rusher will miss the entire season. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo reported Friday that Murphy suffered a t... more

Ezekiel Elliott's six-game suspension thrusts an already tight NFC East into an even wilder wilderness heading into the 2017 season. Elliott can appeal the suspension, which could make the situation murkier, but as it stands today the NFL's leadin... more

The Minnesota Vikings didn't hide their offensive plans Thursday night: Feed rookie running back Dalvin Cook. Cook touched the ball on the first three plays of the Vikings' 17-10 win over the Buffalo Bills, earning 17 yards. The rookie got eight to... more

With Adrian Peterson and Mark Ingram getting the night off in the New Orleans Saints' preseason opener, rookie Alvin Kamara was the lone head of the backfield triumvirate to take the field Thursday night versus the Cleveland Browns. The shifty rook... more

Thursday was a night for rookies . As the first-year quarterbacks in Cleveland and Chicago earned loud shouts of praise on social media, one rookie went relatively unheralded despite sacking the quarterback twice. Philadelphia Eagles first-round... more

To the average preseason spectator, Ryan Mallett appeared to struggle leading the Baltimore Ravens' offense Thursday night. Coach John Harbaugh begs to differ. "I thought he played winning football. He played good football, just what we asked him... more

John Fox has a plan. He's not going to deviate from that plan after one preseason game. That's why he calls it a plan . The Chicago Bears coach won't crown rookie quarterback Mitchell Trubisky after Thursday night's impressive performance . He's al... more

Don't look now, but the Chicago Bears' quarterback competition just hit third gear. Rookie Mitchell Trubisky drove the home team to a second-half lead before the Bears' defense gave up two late scores to fall 24-17 to the Denver Broncos. Trubisky'... more

Commissioner Roger Goodell didn't wait until the regular season to visit Foxborough, Mass. Goodell was spotted at the New England Patriots' preseason opener versus the Jacksonville Jaguars. This marks Goodell's first appearance at Gillette Stadiu... more

Los Angeles Chargers first-round pick Mike Williams is out for training camp, but he's making progress in his recovery from a herniated disc. "He's back on the grass. He's running. He's doing well," coach Anthony Lynn said this week, via ESPN's Eri... more

In March, the San Francisco 49ers traded for offensive lineman Jeremy Zuttah. He lasted less than five months with the team. On Wednesday, the Niners cut Zuttah, the team announced. The team signed linebacker Sean Porter in a corresponding move.... more

Bruce Arians continues to give his coaches a chance to spread their wings. The Arizona Cardinals head coach said Wednesday that quarterbacks coach Byron Leftwich will call plays in Saturday's game versus the Oakland Raiders, via Darren Urban of the... more

Cincinnati Bengals coach Marvin Lewis has returned to the team after missing just one day because of a cyst on his knee, and he will coach in Friday's preseason game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. "I was able to return to work last night after... more

Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman has leaped LeSean McCoy in annual running back pay. NFL Network's Michael Silver reported Tuesday that Freeman's new five-year contract extension with the Falcons is worth $41.25 million and†will average $... more

Trevor Siemian has taken strides toward winning the Denver Broncos' quarterback battle with more consistent play over the past few practices. The third-year quarterback said getting more comfortable in offensive coordinator Mike McCoy's system has be... more

Cincinnati Bengals coach Marvin Lewis missed practice Tuesday to deal with a cyst in his knee, a team source told NFL Network's Stacey Dales. The team released a statement noting the issue is "minor" and that Lewis' absence is expected to be brief.... more

Adam Gase is pleased with what he saw from Jay Cutler in the quarterback's first practice with the Miami Dolphins. The coach said Cutler looked the "same" as the last time he saw him on the football field. "He said he felt good," Gase said Tuesday,... more

The Carolina Panthers will kick off the preseason on Wednesday without Cam Newton. Coach Ron Rivera said Tuesday that Newton will not play in the preseason opener versus the Houston Texans, which will air at 7:30 p.m. ET on NFL Network. The news... more

Jay Cutler was on the practice field Tuesday for the Miami Dolphins. He was joined by another vital piece of the offense in Jay Ajayi . The running back is still in concussion protocol, but he was on the field with his pads and helmet on, catching... more

For most veterans, the first week of preseason is for knocking off the rust as they get primed for the real season. Baltimore Ravens backup quarterback Ryan Mallett, however, might be playing for his job. After brutal struggles to open training ca... more

After two down seasons in Seattle, Jimmy Graham is taking the advice of Tony Gonzalez to heart. The two athletic tight ends went to the Pro Bowl together in 2013, when the future Hall of Famer told Graham that as he got older, shedding weight shoul... more

Preseason games for the entire NFL start next week, which means we'll be greeted with a wave of reports on which starters will play and which will sit out in the ramp up to the regular season. Adrian Peterson hasn't seen a preseason snap since 2013... more

The Minnesota Vikings continue to lock down their defensive stars. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Saturday that the Vikings signed defensive tackle Linval Joseph to a four-year, $50 million extension. Joseph gets $31.5 million guaranteed... more

With Ryan Tannehill's knee situation still lingering in limbo , the question about whether the Miami Dolphins will add Jay Cutler to the roster continues to be discussed. Coach Adam Gase said Saturday that Cutler is interested in potentially joinin... more

Julio Jones isn't pushing to get into training camp practices after undergoing offseason foot surgery. The Atlanta Falcons' receiver has been getting more reps, but sat out most of Friday's team drills. Jones isn't fretting missing practice snaps.... more

Corey Davis will miss at least a week after suffering a hamstring injury on Thursday . The week-to-week diagnosis for the first-round pick sapped some enthusiasm from Tennessee Titans camp. "Obviously I was bummed, because I can't practice the next... more

Ex-receiver Chad Johnson visited Detroit Lions training camp as a guest on Friday. Normally, a former player hanging out with a team in August wouldn't peak our interest, but the loquacious Johnson had one interesting takeaway from his visit. Rooki... more

Green Bay Packers rookie running back Jamaal Williams separated himself from the pack. Now can he make a move on starter Ty Montgomery's snaps? Heading into training camp, we pondered which rookie runner would step up to push Montgomery for playin... more

Mike Tomlin isn't going anywhere. The Pittsburgh Steelers announced Friday that Tomlin signed a contract extension that will keep him with the club through 2020. It's essentially a one-year extension since Tomlin's win total benchmark had already... more

The New York Giants dodged a bullet this week with Sterling Shepard's ankle injury. The receiver sat out practice Friday, but wasn't in a boot and appeared to walk fine while heading to speak to the media. Video evidence: Sterling Shepard to podi... more

Tom Brady spoke to reporters for the first time since Super Bowl LI on Friday. It was the first chance the media had to ask him about his wife's claims he suffered concussions in the past. Asked about Gisele Bundchen's comments from May that Brady... more

The truth of the Ryan Tannehill situation: The Miami Dolphins don't yet know what course of action to take with the quarterback's knee. Adam Gase said Friday after practice there is no decision on whether Tannehill, who left practice on Thursday a... more

What is that sound steamrolling down the tracks? What is that deep choo-choo screaming louder by the moment? It's the DeShone Kizer Hype Train barreling towards us. The rookie second-round pick has edged ahead in the quarterback battle with Cody... more

Sam Bradford enjoyed the most accurate season in NFL history in 2016, but the Minnesota Vikings quarterback would like to inject some juice into the dink-and-dunk operation this year. "Trying to figure out a way to create more explosive plays," Bra... more

Dallas Cowboys first-round pick Taco Charlton played in just 16 snaps during Thursday's Hall of Fame Game, but it was enough for his defensive coordinator to give a negative review on his performance. "Wasn't good enough," Rod Marinelli said Charlt... more

Did the Miami Dolphins sidestep a major injury on Thursday? NFL Network's Aditi Kinkhabwala reports there is no structural damage to Ryan Tannehill's left knee after he exited practice following a non-contact spill, per a member of the organization... more

Rumors surrounding a potential Sheldon Richardson trade have swirled since last year with nothing coming to fruition. That doesn't mean teams weren't trying to pry him away from the New York Jets this offseason. Richardson told Manish Mehta of the... more

The Miami Dolphins received an injury scare to their most important player. Quarterback Ryan Tannehill went down with a non-contact injury during Thursday's practice. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported on Inside Training Camp Live that the... more

Carlos Hyde entered the offseason in a precarious place atop the San Francisco 49ers running back depth chart. Questions surrounding his fit in new coach Kyle Shanahan's offense coupled with the team gushing about the selection of rookie Joe Williams... more

Tom Brady turns 40 years old today . To celebrate, the New England Patriots are pulling out all the stops. NFL Network's James Palmer reported there are five live goats wearing Tom Brady jerseys at Patriots practice (Brady has won the Pats five Lom... more

The Baltimore Ravens' list of offseason injuries is gruesome to gander. In just the past 10 days, John Harbaugh's team has lost running back Kenneth Dixon (MCL), guard John Urschel (retirement), corner Maurice Canady (MCL), tight end Crockett Gillm... more

It appears the New York Giants' receiving corps avoided taking a big hit on Wednesday. Sterling Shepard was carted from Big Blue's practice, but Giants coach Ben McAdoo told reporters it appears he avoided serious injury and just rolled his ankle .... more

Neither Sam Bradford nor Teddy Bridgewater is currently under contract with the Minnesota Vikings in 2018, making the quarterback situation murky heading down the road. Speaking with Neil Reynolds of Gridiron , Vikings general manager Rick Spielman... more

The Washington Redskins lost Pierre Garcon and DeSean Jackson, their top two receivers in terms of yardage last season, in free agency. Washington's plan to replace them includes seizing the chance to deploy more size. Swapping in for the 5-foot-10... more

The Miami Dolphins got one defensive playmaker back on the field and will be without an offensive workhorse. The team activated safety Reshad Jones off the non-football injury list on Wednesday. NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported Jones rejoine... more

The start of Indianapolis Colts' training camp has been chippy, with players getting into scuffles, including stars T.Y. Hilton and Vontae Davis. While others might shun the excess physicality, coach Chuck Pagano is embracing it as the Colts try gall... more

Antonio Gates can attend the Hall of Fame enshrinement of former teammate LaDainian Tomlinson. Speaking with the media Tuesday, Los Angeles Chargers coach Anthony Lynn said Gates has permission to go to the Hall of Fame induction for Tomlinson, via... more

Football returns Thursday night, but the Arizona Cardinals' starters will remain on the sideline. Coach Bruce Arians said Tuesday that no starting players would participate in the Hall of Fame Game versus the Dallas Cowboys in Canton, Ohio, via Dar... more

The Carolina Panthers are taking a cautious approach with Cam Newton during training camp. The star quarterback did not throw during practice on Tuesday, seeing the field briefly at the end of the session to hand off. Coach Ron Rivera told report... more

Another Pro Bowl left tackle is retiring. Ryan Clady announced Tuesday he is hanging up his cleats. Clady spent eight years with the Denver Broncos after being made the No. 12 overall pick in 2008. The 30-year-old veteran spent 2016 with the New... more

Two New England Patriots got booted from practice on Tuesday. According to multiple reporters at practice, receiver Julian Edelman and cornerback Stephon Gilmore were tossed from practice after a brief scuffle. Edelman had to be pried off Gilmore... more

While Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians rains down fire and brimstone on his players , the Chicago Bears are taking a more positive pitched approach with one of their young athletes. Wide receivers coach Zach Azzanni told Dan Wiederer of the Chi... more

We have ourselves another training camp kicker battle. The New York Giants announced Tuesday the team signed veteran booter Mike Nugent. Nugent enters his 13th NFL season and will battle Aldrick Rosas, a 22-year-old kicker who has never played a... more

Even winning comes with its problems, apparently. The New England Patriots won their fifth Super Bowl title in February, which puts owner Robert Kraft in a decorating bind: There is no more room at Gillette Stadium to hang banners! TIME TO FREAK... more

Colin Kaepernick isn't on a NFL team but is still moving merchandise. Good Morning Football's Peter Schrager reported on Tuesday that Kaepernick comes in at 39th on the NFLPA's official merchandise top 50 list . The quarterback is the only player... more

July

The Baltimore Ravens have not closed the door on bringing in Colin Kaepernick. Speaking at a fan forum on Sunday, Ravens president Dick Cass said the team has had direct discussions with Colin Kaepernick, per the Baltimore Sun's Jeff Zrebiec . Ca... more

If you need another example that Joey Bosa is a tough son of a gun, we bring you this: The Los Angeles Chargers' defensive end is still playing through a dislocated finger from last season. NFL Network's Alex Flanagan reported on Inside Training Ca... more

The Denver's 'No Fly Zone' beat up the Broncos' offense in Sunday's practice, the first in pads this season at Dove Valley. The Broncos defense created turnovers including a couple of pick-sixes. The defensive advantage is making the evaluations of... more