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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.


January

Two days after his defense was unable to stop Tom Brady in overtime, Bob Sutton has been fired. The Kansas City Chiefs announced Tuesday that the defensive coordinator was relieved of his duties. "Bob is a good football coach and a great person,"... more

Jon Gruden is re-evaluating his quarterback appraisal process. The Oakland Raiders coach said Tuesday from the Reese's Senior Bowl that he no longer is sticking to long-held stereotypes that a signal-caller should look a certain way. "I used to t... more

Dee Ford's future in Kansas City hits semi-cloudy waters after a brutal offside penalty on the pass rusher wiped out a potential game-changing interception in the AFC Championship Game loss to the New England Patriots. Ford is currently set to hit... more

The coin toss in Sunday night's AFC Championship Game landed on heads, a fateful flip that allowed the New England Patriots to receive the ball, drive for the game-winning score, and never let Patrick Mahomes touch the pigskin in the fifth period.... more

While the blood boils in the bayou over the no-call that altered the end of the New Orleans Saints' overtime loss to Los Angeles, the Rams gleefully skip to Super Bowl LIII. Asked about the missed pass interference call on corner Nickell Robey-Col... more

Eli Manning's future remains the biggest question for the New York Giants in 2019. If Big Blue wants their veteran quarterback to return for a 16th season, they have yet to communicate it definitively to agent Tom Condon. Manning's agent, who rarel... more

The New Orleans Saints are awash in bitterness and despair after a non-call on Los Angeles Rams corner Nickell Robey-Coleman changed the complexion of Sunday's NFC Championship Game. Senior VP of Officiating Al Riveron admitted to Saints coach Se... more

The Miami Dolphins don't officially have a head coach yet but have zeroed in on a defensive coordinator. The DC of choice for future Dolphins coach Brian Flores is expected to be Patrick Graham, the Green Bay Packers' run-game coordinator/inside... more

Postgame narratives tend to bury key plays in an avalanche of takes and powerless outrage. In the aftermath of the Los Angeles Rams' overtime victory over the New Orleans Saints one key play goes overlooked. The non-call pass interference on Tommy... more

Rob Gronkowski is not dead yet. The New England Patriots' tight end spent most of the 2018 season looking like he was running with a grand piano strapped to his back. Last week he was targeted just once. The lumbering tight end, however, enjoyed a... more

Drew Brees won't let the bitter taste of Sunday's playoff defeat be his last memory on an NFL football field. The New Orleans Saints quarterback said after the gut-wrenching 26-23 overtime loss to the Los Angeles Rams that he plots to return in 201... more

Todd Gurley missed the end of the regular season due to a knee injury, so when the dynamic running back was relegated to the sideline for much of Sunday's NFC Championship tilt, most assumed it was injury related. Not so, says Gurley. The running... more

The Kansas City Chiefs almost stopped Tom Brady. Leading 28-24 with 1:01 left on the clock, K.C. had the New England Patriots in a third-and-10. Brady sailed a high pass to Rob Gronkowski that deflected off the tight end's fingertips and was corral... more

The young gun sat on the sidelines, his pistol holstered, never getting a chance to fire an overtime shot. Patrick Mahomes, the presumptive NFL MVP, could only watch as Tom Brady diced up the Kansas City Chiefs' defense in overtime of the New Engla... more

Blood will be boiling in New Orleans for years after a potential non-call changed the completion of the Saints' 26-23 overtime loss to the Los Angeles Rams. Following a deep bomb from Drew Brees to Ted Ginn Jr. placed the Saints in field-goal rang... more

One former Bruce Arians quarterback thinks the new Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach will be a godsend to signal-caller Jameis Winston. Retired Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer joined NFL Network's Up To The Minute and noted that Arians' offen... more

Tyreek Hill has torched the New England Patriots in their previous two meetings. The Kansas City Chiefs receiver has 130-plus receiving yards and 1-plus receiving TD in each of his two career games against the Patriots. Week 1, 2017 : 7 reception... more

The Jacksonville hiring of offensive coordinator John DeFilippo will lead to a lot of dot-connecting between quarterback Nick Foles and the Jaguars. The Jags desperately need an upgrade at the QB position. Foles appears set to be the top signal-cal... more

While the world celebrates the dominance of the passing attack in 2018, the NFC Championship clash contains two teams whose focus on the ground game gets the turbines churning for their offenses. The Los Angeles Rams with Todd Gurley and now C.J.... more

Jacksonville Jaguars coach Doug Marrone confirmed he met with Leonard Fournette following a disappointing 2018 campaign, and the team and running back patched up the crumbling situation. "I had a meeting with Leonard -- I wanna say last week," Marr... more

The Kansas City Chiefs fell 43-40 in a shootout to the New England Patriots in Week 6 after falling behind 24-9 at halftime before a comeback bid was ultimately wiped away by Tom Brady. Patrick Mahomes lit up the box score in that loss, tossing for... more

John DeFilippo resurfaced in Florida. The ex-Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator is expected to become the Jacksonville Jaguars' new OC, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday, per sources informed of the situation. The team later... more

The Buffalo Bills will keep a defensive leader off the free-agent market. The team announced Wednesday it signed linebacker Lorenzo Alexander to a one-year contract extension. The deal is worth a max of $4.55 million, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapopo... more

The Los Angeles Chargers earned a modicum of playoff success with a wild-card victory before getting blown out of the water by the New England Patriots in the Divisional Round . Getting a taste for the playoffs for the first time in six seasons th... more

The future of Sean Lee remains up in the air, but the Cowboys' linebacker says he's considering returning for a 10th NFL season. "I want to continue to play the game, but I have to evaluate physically where I'm at. I definitely have some decisions... more

Frank Clark spent the final three games of the regular season on the injury report with an elbow issue. The Seattle Seahawks pass rusher divulged just how much he played through. "I wouldn't lie to you guys. I played the whole season at 60 percent,... more

Bruce Arians spent Antonio Brown's first two NFL seasons as offensive coordinator of the Pittsburgh Steelers, but the new Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach doesn't see the same player he remembers. "There's too much miscommunication, too much ... div... more

The New York Jets found their defensive coach to pair with Adam Gase. The team named Gregg Williams to be their defensive coordinator. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported it's a three-year deal, per a source informed of the situation. ESPN... more

The New Orleans Saints added a familiar face to help replace defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins ahead of Sunday's NFC Championship Game versus the Los Angeles Rams. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported that the Saints are signing free-agent defe... more

It might have been perfunctory, but Doug Pederson said what needed to be publicly acknowledged: The Eagles are Carson Wentz's team. "Carson is the quarterback going forward," Pederson stated matter-of-factly on Tuesday. Wentz missed the final fiv... more

The Indianapolis Colts won't hold fast with their coaching staff under Frank Reich. NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reports the Colts are letting go of offensive line coach Dave DeGuglielmo, according to a source informed of the decision. The team conf... more

Good NFL teams shapeshift throughout the course of a season. A team we see in September isn't usually the one that takes the field in January. Bill Belichick's Patriots are famous for honing their product through the course of the season, finding w... more

Saints running back Mark Ingram is set to become a free agent in March, but hopes his time in New Orleans doesn't end after this playoff run. "I'm not looking just to leave New Orleans," Ingram said Monday, via The Times-Picayune . "I'm not looking... more

The Indianapolis Colts jumped six wins in one regular season, going from a top-three draft pick to playing in the Divisional Round of the NFL playoffs. Colts general manager Chris Ballard knows the next stride won't come so easy. "The step from g... more

A bone-chilling cold is expected to blast the Midwest this week sending temperatures plummeting ahead of Sunday night's AFC Championship Game between the Kansas City Chiefs and New England Patriots at Arrowhead Stadium. The National Weather Servic... more

Plenty of raised eyebrows and social media scorn followed when the New York Jets hired Adam Gase as the new head coach. A man who had just been canned by the division-rival Miami Dolphins after generating a 23-25 record in three seasons, whose offe... more

Adam Gase's No. 1 job taking over the New York Jets is to drive Sam Darnold to the next level. The new coach said Monday in his introductory press conference that the young quarterback was one of the main attractions for jumping right back into a j... more

Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Kyler Murray will enter his name in the 2019 NFL Draft. The Oklahoma signal-caller announced he submitted his name for early entry in the draft. I have declared for the NFL Draft. ā?? Kyler Murray (@TheKylerMu... more

Jacoby Brissett enters the final year of his rookie contract, but the Indianapolis Colts have no intention on shipping Andrew Luck's backup out of town unless they get a treasure-trove in compensation. During his season-ending press conference on... more

New Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians made it clear the 2019 season is all about turning around Jameis Winston. The quarterback, in an interview with Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times, said he wants to prove Arians' faith correct. "It mean... more

The Dallas Cowboys plan to stick with offensive coordinator Scott Linehan in 2019. Coach Jason Garrett told 105.3 The Fan on Monday that he expects the OC to return for another season. "We don't anticipate any significant changes to our staff,"... more

Former Detroit Lions and Indianapolis Colts coach Jim Caldwell is expected to return to the sideline in 2019. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that Caldwell is expected to join Brian Flores' staff in Miami, according to a source inf... more

The Arizona Cardinals are journeying down a new path with coach Kliff Kingsbury. One lingering question is whether Larry Fitzgerald will return for another walkabout in the desert. Fitzgerald told SiriusXM NFL Radio on Sunday that he plans to take... more

Adam Vinatieri experienced one of the worst days of his future Hall of Fame career in Saturday's loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. The ageless kicker missed a 23-yard field goal at the end of the first half and later shanked an extra point. Despite... more

Antonio Gates caught just his second career postseason touchdown in the waning moments of Sunday's blowout loss to the New England Patriots. The Los Angeles Chargers' tight end doesn't want that moment to be the end of his career. "I just don't see... more

Could Sunday have been Rob Gronkowski's last game at Gillette Stadium? In the wake of NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport's report that Gronk plans to weigh retirement again after the season, and that some close to him believe he'll walk away, the Ne... more

The Philadelphia Eagles' season ended Sunday in New Orleans . Now the future of Nick Foles will hover over the offseason. The quarterback said after the 20-14 loss that he's not focusing on his future. "I'm not really going to worry about it rig... more

The Philly magic finally ran out. Primed for another miraculous comeback victory, Nick Foles drove the Philadelphia Eagles into scoring range down just six points to the New Orleans Saints ahead of the two-minute warning. Then, zap. The magic was... more

The Los Angeles Chargers spent the week being lauded for their defensive game plan in a Wild Card victory over the Baltimore Ravens. The blueprint got shredded into pulp by Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. The Patriots had a week to prepare... more

The Los Angeles Chargers want more oomph from their kickoffs Sunday at Foxboro. Anthony Lynn's team signed kicker Nick Rose to the active roster to handle kickoff duties against the New England Patriots on Sunday, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport... more

Colts-Chiefs Cowboys-Rams Eagles-Saints Chargers-Patriots The Backstory A Divisional Round party at Gillette Stadium has become an annual occurrence, and the New England Patriots have been nearly unbeatable in their own building this... more

After the season finale, Jacksonville Jaguars EVP Tom Coughlin publicly chastised running backs Leonard Fournette and T.J. Yeldon for sideline behavior he deemed "disrespectful, selfish" and "unbecoming that of a professional football player ." It... more

Matt LaFleur's quick ascent to the head coaching ranks in Green Bay leaves the Tennessee Titans searching for their fourth offensive coordinator in the past five seasons. General manager Jon Robinson said the team would not rush into a hire. "The... more

The Kansas City Chiefs haven't won a home playoff game -- checks dates -- since before Patrick Mahomes was born. It's been 25 years since K.C.'s rabid fan base has enjoyed the supple treat of enjoying a postseason victory at Arrowhead Stadium. Pat... more

Todd Gurley hasn't played a football game in three weeks and has dealt with a knee issue for more than a month now. On Wednesday, the Los Angeles Rams' running back was back on the practice field for the first time since Dec. 16. He was officially... more

The Arizona Cardinals wanted an offensive mind, that much was clear with the hiring of first-time NFL coach Kliff Kingsbury. Cardinals president Michael Bidwill said Wednesday that the team targeted an offensive play-caller after firing defensive-m... more

Todd Bowles is reuniting with Bruce Arians. NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported Wednesday that Bowles agreed to join the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as defensive coordinator, per a source informed of the decision. ESPN's Chris Mortensen first reported... more

Bruce Arians represents Jameis Winston's last and best chance to turn his career around in Tampa Bay. The new Buccaneers coach joined The Rich Eisen Show on Wednesday and effusively praised his latest quarterback pupil. "His willingness to work... more

After missing out on the Cleveland Browns' head coaching job, Kevin Stefanski will return to Minnesota. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Stefanski will return as the Vikings' full-time offensive coordinator, per a source informed of the... more

The Cleveland Browns are keeping Freddie Kitchens in the Dawg Pound. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday that the Browns hired Kitchens as their new head coach, per a source informed of the decision. The team later made the news... more

The Jacksonville Jaguars are adding a veteran to the backfield. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports running back Thomas Rawls signed with the Jags, per a source informed of the addition. The team later confirmed they signed Rawls to a... more

Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid suggested several times during the 2018 season that he was unfairly targeted by the NFL's performance-enhancing drug testing system. The league and NFL Players Association pushed back on the assertion. A joint... more

Frank Reich, like most NFL coaches, wants to run the ball, but the Indianapolis Colts coach is not planning on a ground-heavy game for Saturday's tilt with Kansas City simply to play keep-away from Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs dangerous offense.... more

The Indianapolis Colts will officially be without veteran safety Mike Mitchell as they try to slow down the Kansas City Chiefs' vaunted offense. The Colts announced Wednesday they've placed Mitchell on injured reserve with a calf injury suffered i... more

The greatest wide receiver of all time believes his former team should take a shot at bringing in Antonio Brown. Hall of Fame wideout Jerry Rice told 95.7 The Game this week that the San Francisco 49ers should chase a trade for Brown, who is in mur... more

The Boston-Los Angeles rivalry is back on. Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman posted a hype video on Tuesday preparing for the tilt against the Los Angeles Chargers. #BeatLA . . .https://t.co/0LwNMyTo59 pic.twitter.com/ZrgsLDZmYL ā?... more

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers apparently had some help in wooing Bruce Arians out of "retirement." According to Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times , Bucs general manager Jason Licht enlisted the help of Chicago Cubs coach Joe Maddon, the former Rays man... more

The Cleveland Browns appear to be targeting young, inexperienced offensive minds for their head coaching position. NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported Tuesday that Kevin Stefanski, who was promoted to the Vikings offensive coordinator position lat... more

The Kliff Kingsbury saga ends with a head coaching job. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport and Good Morning Football's Peter Schrager reported Tuesday that Kingsbury will be the new head coach of the Arizona Cardinals, per sources informed of the... more

Bruce Arians is a step closer to returning to the sideline after a one-year sabbatical. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are set to offer their head coaching job to the 66-year-old Arians, per sources... more

Josh McDaniels will remain in New England for at least one more year. The Patriots offensive coordinator interviewed with the Green Bay Packers head coaching position, but with that job filled by Matt LaFleur, McDaniels doesn't plan to look at any... more

The Indianapolis Colts defense entered the 2018 season with low expectations given their nondescript depth chart. The unit blasted those assumptions out of the water and streaked into the playoffs. Since Week 7, the Colts defense ranks first in poi... more

Following Saturday's playoff loss to the Indianapolis Colts, the Houston Texans head into the offseason with a bevy of questions. One of the biggest is the future of former No. 1 overall pick Jadeveon Clowney, who is currently scheduled to be a fre... more

Cody Parkey's double-doink miss in the playoff loss to the Philadelphia Eagles was officially changed to a block by Treyvon Hester after the defensive tackle got a fingertip on the ball. Regardless of the designation on the miss, the pressure in... more

Mike Mayock received the General Manager's title in Oakland, but there is little question who possesses total control of the Raiders: Jon Gruden. Mayock admitted in an interview on Monday with ESPN ahead of the College Football Playoff that he's i... more

The Los Angles Chargers' victory Sunday in Baltimore continued their season. The win also allowed Hunter Henry to get back on the active roster. The team made the move official Monday, announcing the tight end, who tore his ACL in late May, was mov... more

The Philadelphia Eagles vividly remember Nov. 18. Doug Pederson's team got whipped by the New Orleans Saints 48-7 in Week 11. It wasn't just a loss; it was a butt-kicking of epic proportion. The Eagles got beat down in all phases. Philly's offens... more

The Los Angeles Chargers' formula for stopping Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens' potent rushing attack was to get speed on the field. According to Next Gen Stats, the Chargers used seven defensive backs on 58 of 59 D snaps (98.3 percent) vers... more

Cody Parkey's Double Doink miss had help. Meticulous review of the Chicago Bears' season-ending missed field goal shows that Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle Treyvon Hester tipped the ball just enough off the line of scrimmage to help push it... more

The Seattle Seahawks ran into a brick wall in the form of the Dallas Cowboys defense. And they kept running into it over and over and over and over in a 24-22 loss . The Seahawks' brand of run, run, pass game scripts worked well against some medioc... more

Cody Parkey's missed kick cost the Bears a playoff win and lined the pocket of Nick Foles. The Eagles quarterback, who spun January enchantment once again, led the go-ahead touchdown drive with less than a minute remaining, then watched as Parkey... more

Mitchell Trubisky put the Chicago Bears in position Sunday night for a game-winning field-goal to slay a Philadelphia Eagles team that won't die. Cody Parkey lined up for a 43-yard attempt. Then: Doink. Doink. The boot hit the left upright, car... more

The Baltimore Ravens are Lamar Jackson's team. The truth of the matter was clear even before coach John Harbaugh stuck with the rookie quarterback despite overwhelming struggles early in the Ravens' 23-17 playoff loss to the Los Angeles Chargers.... more

The youngest quarterback to ever start an NFL playoff game got destroyed, demoralized and discombobulated for three-and-a-half quarters, led a storming comeback attempt and then saw his season end on a game-sealing fumble. Lamar Jackson led the... more

Melvin Gordon didn't last two Chargers possessions without getting dinged up in their 23-17 win over the Ravens. The running back, who entered the game with a issue to his right knee, went down after his third run of Sunday's Wild Card matchup .... more

Mike Tomlin promised changes after the Pittsburgh Steelers missed the playoffs. Those changes have begun. The Steelers announced they parted ways with outside linebackers coach Joey Porter. "I have informed outside linebackers coach Joey Porter t... more

Nick Foles will be ready to spin more playoff magic. The Philadelphia Eagles quarterback was a full participant in practice on Thursday and Friday after suffering a rib injury that knocked him out of Sunday's Week 17 victory. Coach Doug Pederson s... more

Colts-Texans Seahawks-Cowboys Eagles-Bears Chargers-Ravens The Backstory In a weekend of rematches, the Los Angeles Chargers and Baltimore Ravens face off just 15 days after their Week 16 battle. That night in Carson, the Ravens... more

In late July, the Atlanta Falcons revised Julio Jones' contract to get the superstar receiver to training camp and appease him without overhauling his deal with three years left. At the time, general manager Thomas Dimitroff said the team would... more

Since Lamar Jackson took over in Week 11, defenses know the Baltimore Ravens are running the ball. The Ravens know that defenses know they're running the ball. And defenses know that they know that they know. No one can stop it. Since the rookie... more

The list of reasons the Minnesota Vikings season ended in disappointment would be long. From offensive line issues, to quarterback struggles, to turnovers, to a limp running game, to defensive breakdowns at inopportune times, on and on and on and o... more

T.Y. Hilton owns the Houston Texans -- proverbially, of course. The Indianapolis Colts' receiver has averaged 103.2 receiving yards per game in 14 career tilts versus Houston. Hilton has earned 1,445 career receiving yards against Houston on 76 cat... more

Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio is finally getting the recognition for his coaching prowess with two interviews for head coaching positions set for Monday. Fangio, who has only had three head-coaching interviews in his long NFL coach... more

Could Saturday be Jadeveon Clowney's final game in a Texans jersey? The former No. 1 overall pick is in the fifth and final year of his rookie contract. If Houston falls at home to the Indianapolis Colts -- a team they lost to a month ago in Texas... more

When the Philadelphia Eagles and Chicago Bears take the field Sunday afternoon at Soldier Field, there will be a family reunion of sorts taking place. Bears guard Kyle Long and Eagles defensive end Chris Long will battle for their teams to advance... more

Lost in the hoopla regarding Antonio Brown during Mike Tomlin's press conference on Wednesday was the coach's admission that changes will be blowing through Pittsburgh this winter. "Change is a part of this, particularly when you are having press... more

Lamar Jackson will make NFL history when he steps onto the field for Sunday's wild-card matchup versus the Los Angeles Chargers. The Baltimore Ravens quarterback, at 21 years, 364 days, will become the youngest quarterback in NFL history to start... more

Mike Tomlin still hasn't spoken to Antonio Brown since before Sunday's season-ending tilt versus the Cincinnati Bengals. The Steelers coach wouldn't directly say that the receiver bailed on teammates, but was clearly disturbed by the lack of... more

Todd Monken experienced an interesting season in Tampa Bay. The offensive coordinator was praised for operating an explosive Buccaneers offense that saw Ryan Fitzpatrick put up historic numbers to open the season. He then had play-calling duties ta... more

Vikings running back Latavius Murray doesn't sound like a man who will be back in Minnesota next season. After a disappointing Vikings season, Murray heads to free agency believing he can be a lead-runner. With Dalvin Cook already the clear top bac... more

The Jacksonville Jaguars were a trendy pick to author another deep playoff run after returning most of a stacked defense in 2018. Instead, they wrote a dud. The 5-11 season underscored a disastrous decision by the Jags to ride with Blake Bortles... more

The Dallas Cowboys sat Ezekiel Elliott in the regular-season finale to allow the running back to rest up for the playoffs. According to Zeke, that plan worked like a charm, as he feels fresh heading into Saturday's showdown with the Seattle Seahawks... more

"You either die a hero, or live long enough to see yourself become the villain." Harvey Dent understood the reality of life of an idol in the spotlight. John Elway is currently living out the dichotomy in Denver. After years as the on-field hero... more

December

Jameis Winston will be a Tampa Bay Buccaneer in 2019. General manager Jason Licht confirmed Monday the team has no plans to cut the quarterback who is entering the last year of his contract. "Jameis Winston will be here," Licht said. "We have him... more

The Atlanta Falcons wiped out their entire coordinating crew after a 7-9 season. NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported Monday that the Falcons fired offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian, defensive coordinator Marquand Manuel and special teams... more

Bruce Arians might be open to another head coaching job not in Cleveland. The former Arizona Cardinals coach went on record earlier this year saying the Browns were the "only" team he'd consider coming out of retirement to lead. Now the 66-year-... more

Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross is making sweeping changes. The Dolphins fired coach Adam Gase on Monday, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a source informed of the situation. The Dolphins later confirmed Gase's ousting. In three... more

The Denver Broncos finished off their first consecutive losing seasons since 1971-72. The failures finished off Vance Joseph's coaching tenure. The Broncos announced Monday they fired Joseph on Monday. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport first reporte... more

Steve Wilks is out after one season. The Arizona head coach was fired by the Cardinals on Monday, the team announced. Wilks told his staff during a meeting that he expected to be fired before the Cardinals later made it official, a source told NFL... more

The Minnesota Vikings arguably had the most disappointing 2018 year in the entire NFL. The flat-lining season went dark with Sunday's home flop versus the Chicago Bears, a 24-10 loss to a team playing for very little. Despite finishing with an 8-... more

Kyle Shanahan wasn't going to let another chance for a record slip away from George Kittle without a fight. Earlier in December, Shanahan lamented not force-feeding the Pro Bowl tight end to break the record for most TE receiving yards in a game af... more

When Josh McDaniels spurred the Indianapolis Colts after agreeing to become the coach last offseason, most observers labeled the New England Patriots offensive coordinator untouchable. Not a year later, McDaniels is already garnering interest. Th... more

This year no last-second heart-wrenching Week 17 loss swiped a playoff chance and $1 million from Eric Weddle's pocket. C.J. Mosely intercepted Baker Mayfield with 1:02 left on the clock, sealing the Baltimore Ravens' 26-24 victory over the Clevela... more

No opponents wanted the defending Super Bowl champs in the playoffs. The Eagles knew it. As the Philadelphia Eagles streaked to their third straight win behind magic man Nick Foles and received playoff-aid in the form of a Minnesota Vikings debacle... more

Marcus Mariota was back on the practice field Thursday. The Tennessee Titans quarterback returned after missing Wednesday's session due to a stinger suffered in Saturday's victory over the Washington Redskins. Video of Mariota tossing footballs i... more

Another year in Baltimore and another shot at a $1 million incentive for Eric Weddle. The safety has an incentive clause in his contract that earns a cool million if he makes the Pro Bowl and the Ravens make the playoffs in the same season. The fir... more

Mike Wallace is back at practice for the first time since breaking his leg in Week 2. The Philadelphia Eagles receiver returned from injured reserve this week. Mike Wallace going through his first practice in months. #Eagles... more

Ryan Tannehill could be playing his final game for the Miami Dolphins. After missing the playoffs, the quarterback's future hangs in the balance. Tannehill insists the future isn't on his mind. "What's the good in wondering and pondering and wast... more

Despite the Dallas Cowboys clinching the NFC East title and being locked into the No. 4 seed, Ezekiel Elliott plans to play in Sunday's regular season finale versus the New York Giants. The running back believes the Cowboys offensive starters need... more

The Indianapolis Colts head to Nashville with a win-and-in playoff spot on the line versus the Tennessee Titans. "Game 7," receiver T.Y. Hilton termed Sunday night's tilt. The wideout has been dealing with injuries all month -- first a shoulder,... more

Sean Payton wouldn't divulge the New Orleans Saints plans for Sunday's meaningless season finale versus the Carolina Panthers, but Drew Brees provided a hint. At the very least, Brees said he expects backup Teddy Bridgewater to play significant sna... more

The Detroit Lions fired Jim Caldwell after back-to-back 9-7 seasons believing they needed a change to get over the hump. In his first season, Matt Patricia has taken Martha Firestone Ford's team backward, sitting at 5-10 heading into Week 17. Despi... more

Sports can lead to some strange shifting allegiances. A player once abhorred by fans can become a hero when he trades jerseys and aids a new home team. Or a team needing help to make it to the postseason can find it in themselves to root for a long... more

Jay Gruden regrets not getting through to D.J. Swearinger so the veteran safety would understand that his public critiques of the Washington Redskins' coaching staff and the team weren't going to fly. Speaking for the first time since the team waiv... more

A year ago, whispers of a Tom Brady decline seemed laughable. The reigning NFL MVP looked like a football cyborg who would never cease to fling a pigskin. Recently, however, the 41-year-old is looking more his age. The Patriots pass attack has been... more

In a lost year in Green Bay, Davante Adams is quietly having one of the greatest statistical seasons in franchise history. The Packers No. 1 receiver has been the steadiest player in Green Bay all season, displaying an ability to burn any corner of... more

Vance Joseph appears set to be pushed off the plank in Denver. His eventual firing seems all but assured following Monday night's flop against the Oakland Raiders. Players in the locker room, however, insist they haven't quit on their coach. "We... more

Questionable pass interference calls in Sunday's Steelers loss to the Saints left Pittsburgh fans wringing their hands and players complaining about the process . Coach Mike Tomlin disagreed with some of the calls in the loss but does not think... more

Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden had enough with D.J. Swearinger spouting off. The veteran safety told 106.7 The Fan he was cut by the Redskins, via the radio station's Twitter account . The news came after Gruden called Swearinger into this of... more

Following the New York Jets' 44-38 overtime loss to the Green Bay Packers, Todd Bowles broke from his normally stoic self to rip the officials. "I thought we were playing two teams," Bowles said, via ESPN . "I thought we were playing the Packers an... more

The New England Patriots' passing offense had its worst day in years on Sunday. Tom Brady threw for a paltry 126 passing yards as the Patriots leaned on the ground game to gallop over the Buffalo Bills. New England rushed for 273 yards on 47 combi... more

Joe Haden isn't sure how he's supposed to defend anymore. The Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback was flagged for two questionable pass interference calls in Sunday's loss to the New Orleans Saints. Both came on fourth downs and both led directly to Sai... more

It's becoming clearer by the week that Ryan Tannehill is no longer the Miami Dolphins' long-term answer at quarterback. The signal-caller led another limp output against a good defense in Sunday's 17-7 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars that officia... more

Todd Gurley missed his first game since his rookie season when the Los Angeles Rams held out the star running back from Sunday's win over the Arizona Cardinals. Heading into the day, most believed Gurley would play, including coach Sean McVay, but... more

The New England Patriots haven't looked like their normal December selves, but they remain in position for a playoff bye thanks to some unexpected help on Sunday. With the Philadelphia Eagles roaring back to beat the Houston Texans, the Patriots so... more

As he strode down the field following a game-sealing pass to tight end David Njoku in the Cleveland Browns' 26-18 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals, quarterback Baker Mayfield appeared to glare at former Browns coach, and current Bengals assistant... more

Los Angeles Chargers coach Anthony Lynn wiped away any lingering doubt about Melvin Gordon's status for Saturday night's game versus the Baltimore Ravens. Lynn told SiriusXM NFL Radio on Thursday that the running back will play after missing the pa... more

Cam Newton isn't the only Carolina Panthers starter being shut down . The team announced Thursday that linebacker Shaq Thompson has been placed on injured reserve with a shoulder injury. The fourth-year outside linebacker has dealt with a should... more

DeAndre Hopkins is the NFL's preeminent contortion artist. The Houston Texans receiver snatches just about any ball that comes into his vicinity regardless of his body position or having a defender draped all over. The 26-year-old currently has 9... more

New England Patriots wide receiver Josh Gordon was suspended indefinitely by the NFL on Thursday for violating the terms of his reinstatement under the league's substance abuse policy. The suspension announcement came a short time after Gordon reve... more

Josh Allen continues to improve each week. Since missing four games due to an elbow injury, the Buffalo Bills' rookie quarterback has made strides over the last four tilts, showing promising progress. "I went back and watched the Miami game a few... more

James Conner continues to work his way back from an ankle injury, but doesn't sound like a player who will be ready to return yet. The Pittsburgh Steelers running back missed the past two games. He jogged around the practice field on Wednesday but... more

Baltimore safety Eric Weddle will have the uncomfortable task of meeting his ex this weekend when the Ravens face the Los Angeles Chargers on Saturday night. The breakup was bitter when the Chargers decided to move on in 2015 after nine seasons. Th... more

Green Bay Packers interim coach Joe Philbin is "hopeful " Aaron Rodgers will be healthy enough to play Sunday against the New York Jets. The quarterback was more definitive Wednesday when asked if he will be on the field this week. "Yes -- It's a... more

Nathan Peterman will get another shot in the NFL. The ex-Bills quarterback is signing with the Oakland Raiders practice squad, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a source informed of the situation. Peterman will join his former Buffal... more

After further consideration, the Carolina Panthers will make the sensible move and shut down Cam Newton for the rest of the season. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday that the Panthers are expected to sit Newton now that they are... more

Joe Philbin plans to start Green Bay Packers players who are healthy. It remains to be seen if that group includes Aaron Rodgers. Days after saying the quarterback would play if healthy , the Packers interim coach wouldn't definitively state whethe... more

The Detroit Lions are shutting down rookie running back Kerryon Johnson . NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported that the Lions placed Johnson on injured reserve due to a knee injury. The second-round pick is expected to make a full recovery thi... more

During the holiday season, it's easy to zone out and not take your job seriously. Many non-athlete professionals have a recorded history of mailing in the final few weeks of the calendar. Thus, it's easy to see why an NFL player on a team that's se... more

Coming off a mega-sized victory over the division rival Kansas City Chiefs, the Los Angeles Chargers are gearing up to face a surging Baltimore Ravens team that is scrapping for playoff position. Going from facing Patrick Mahomes to Lamar Jackson s... more

Last year, Larry Fitzgerald didn't want to end his career on an 8-8 team. This season's even worse. The Cardinals future Hall of Fame receiver finishes out his 15th NFL season, with Arizona's final home game coming Sunday versus the Rams. Fitzgeral... more

When a team enters the season with Super Bowl aspirations and craters, missing the playoffs completely, winds of change generally blow through the organization. So it is with the 5-9 Atlanta Falcons. Coach Dan Quinn's job is safe, but the rest of h... more

Cam Newton doesn't look physically right dealing with a shoulder issue, but the Carolina Panthers appear ready to continue playing their franchise quarterback until the postseason dream is officially squashed. Speaking Tuesday after losing to the N... more

Seemingly every conversation about quarterback Lamar Jackson's seems to circle back to the question about whether the rookie can continue to sustain hits running the ball as much as he has through the first five starts of his career. Jackson has ru... more

The Green Bay Packers were eliminated from the playoffs with Sunday's loss to the Chicago Bears. Despite having little tangible to play for, interim head coach Joe Philbin doesn't plan to shut down quarterback Aaron Rodgers for the final two weeks.... more

The New Orleans Saints are in the Upside Down . The team with the offensive-genius coach, the MVP-candidate quarterback, dynamic running back duo, and matchup-proof receiver is being led by the stingiest of defense. Over the last six weeks, the S... more

The New Orleans Saints defense saved Tommylee Lewis from a sobering walk down the aisle of ignominy. With the Saints clinging to a three-point lead and 1:51 remaining on the clock, the receiver took the handoff near the goal line on a jet sweet. Le... more

It's time the Carolina Panthers shut down Cam Newton. Dealing with a shoulder issue, the former MVP quarterback looked like a shell of himself in Monday night's 12-9 loss to the New Orleans Saints, tossing careening passes, short flutterers and... more

Melvin Gordon is on his way back to game action. Los Angeles Chargers coach Anthony Lynn said the running back will be limited in practice on Monday and added that Gordon was "very close" to playing last Thursday against the Kansas City Chiefs. "... more

Ageless wonder Frank Gore is expected to miss the rest of the 2018 season. The Miami Dolphins running back was carted from Sunday's loss to the Vikings with a sprained foot. Initial X-rays were negative, but after further testing, Gore will be shut... more

The Tennessee Titans will attempt to keep their playoff hopes alive in the final two weeks of the season without starting cornerback Logan Ryan . The 27-year-old announced Monday that he broke his left fibula in Sunday's victory over the New York... more

Khalil Mack has taken down the quarterback 12.5 times in 12 games this season. The Chicago Bears' pass rusher earned that 0.5 sack by backing over Aaron Rodgers in Sunday's division-clinching victory over the Green Bay Packers. Early in the second... more

Tevin Coleman showed flashes of what the Atlanta Falcons could be missing next season. The Falcons running back dashed for a career-high 145 rushing yards and one touchdown on 11 carries, a whopping 13.2 yards per carry. "It was just a lot energy... more

Mike Zimmer needed to fire his offensive coordinator, but the Vikings' coach finally got his way: Minnesota ran the ball. In Sunday's 41-17 romp over the Miami Dolphins, the Vikings rushed for 220 yards. Dalvin Cook scampered for a career-high 136... more

Tom Brady doesn't make these kinds of mistakes. Tom Brady doesn't carelessly toss the chance to take a fourth-quarter lead into the hands of a defender. Other quarterbacks crumble when facing the New England Patriots. That's not Tom Brady. But TB12... more

Most of the footballverse cut Chris Boswell midway through the Pittsburgh Steelers tilt versus the New England Patriots. Following a missed 32-yard field goal attempt in the third quarter, Boswell looked like a man who would lose his job. The botch... more

The Jacksonville Jaguars' season continued to circle the toilet with Sunday's 16-13 home loss to the Josh Johnson-led Washington Redskins. The Jags fell to 4-10 on the season, losing nine of their last 10 games. For a team that was within a whisker... more

The Baltimore Ravens began the Lamar Jackson era officially sticking with the rookie as their starter this week. The next phase is ending Joe Flacco's run in the Charm City. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Sunday on NFL GameDay Morning t... more

Cam Newton has a daily reminder that his Carolina Panthers were swept by the New Orleans Saints in three games last season. Ahead of Monday night's matchup between the NFC South rivals, Newton noted that Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan sent win... more

Carson Wentz's back is more than sore, it's fractured. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday that a battery of tests revealed the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback has a fracture in his back, per sources informed of the injury. Per... more

Eric Berry is back. The Kansas City Chiefs safety will start and be on a pitch count in Thursday night's battle with the Los Angeles Chargers, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a source informed of the situation. Berry was officially... more

Odell Beckham did not practice Thursday. Coach Pat Shurmur told reporters that OBJ is getting further evaluation on his quad injury outside the building at a local hospital . Beckham missed practice earlier in the week and was listed as a limite... more

The Los Angeles Chargers are adding running back insurance ahead of Thursday night's AFC West battle with the Kansas City Chiefs. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported the Chargers are promoting Troymaine Pope from the practice squad, per a sou... more

The Jacksonville Jaguars signed Malik Jackson in 2016 to a massive 6-year, $85.5 million contract to be a foundational interior pass-rusher. Three years later, Jackson believes he won't survive the offseason in Jacksonville. "In my mind, if I'm t... more

The Philadelphia Eagles are confident in backup quarterback Nick Foles if he starts Sunday's pivotal tilt versus the Los Angeles Rams. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday that Carson Wentz isn't expected to start this week due to a... more

Kirk Cousins' struggles helped lead to his offensive coordinator getting canned. The Minnesota Vikings quarterback acknowledged his role in the Vikings' struggles. "Myself, I'd be the first one to say, if I had played at a higher level, we're pro... more

The Oakland Raiders traded two star players this year. Both are now flourishing elsewhere. Khalil Mack is a Defensive Player of the Year candidate for the playoff-bound Chicago Bears. Amari Cooper has completely revitalized the Dallas Cowboys, surg... more

Nine times. Nine times in the past five years the Chargers have attempted to defeat the Kansas City Chiefs. Nine times they've failed. The nine-game losing streak to the division rival dates to Week 12, 2013. Since that day, the Chargers have lost... more

Ryan Tannehill briefly left the Miami Dolphins' miraculous victory over the New England Patriots with an ankle injury, but the issue shouldn't keep him out this week against the Minnesota Vikings. Coach Adam Gase said Wednesday that the starting... more

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz won't practice Wednesday due to a back injury, and the team could ultimately shut down the starting quarterback for the rest of the 2018 season. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday that W... more

Two weeks ago, Aaron Rodgers ran down the Green Bay Packers' potential path to the playoffs, noting that over the course of the final five weeks his team would need to " go to Chicago, a place we've won a number of times, beat them ." Rodgers' asid... more

It's time the national football world takes note of Indianapolis Colts rookie linebacker Darius Leonard. The second-round wrecking-ball has become a galvanizing force behind a better-than-expected Colts defense that sits on the doorstep of returnin... more

Hope swells off the shores of Lake Erie, casting a sliver of sunlight to pierce the callous, bitter darkness of a surging winter set to engulf the region. A Browns team that habitually conveys only despair and fruitlessness to Cleveland during Chri... more

The Minnesota Vikings fired offensive coordinator John DeFilippo on Tuesday after the team's latest offensive flop. Minnesota has totaled 300 yards of total offense in four of its last five games, averaging 15.6 points per game over that span. Vi... more

The Oakland Raiders fired general manager Reggie McKenzie on Monday after seven years, a move that owner Mark Davis called "tough." "Reggie is a great person with a great family," Davis said Tuesday, via Scott Bair of NBC Sports Bay Area . "It was... more

Ben Roethlisberger missed four drives in Sunday's loss at Oakland after suffering a rib injury. The Steelers quarterback said Tuesday on 93.7 The Fan he fully expects to play Sunday against the New England Patriots. "No, no, I don't think so,"... more

Last Tuesday, Mike Tomlin ruled out running back James Conner early in the week. Today, the Pittsburgh Steelers coach made no such proclamations. Tomlin did not rule out Conner to play this week against the New England Patriots, noting practice wi... more

After the latest offensive dud, the Minnesota Vikings are making a change. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday that the Vikings fired offensive coordinator John DeFilippo, per a source informed of the situation. Quarterbacks coach K... more

The Los Angeles Chargers appear to be heading into Thursday night's showdown with the Kansas City Chiefs without their top two running backs. Coach Anthony Lynn told NFL Network's Steve Wyche that the Chargers are not optimistic that running backs... more

A chip and a chair, that's all Ron Rivera is focused on as the Carolina Panthers cling to their long playoff odds. "Five percent, that's what they're giving us," Rivera said Tuesday of his team's playoff chances, via Joe Person of The Athletic . "W... more

Mitchell Trubisky didn't have a glorious return after missing two weeks with a shoulder injury. The quarterback completed just 16 of 30 passes (53.3 percent) for 110 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions in Sunday night's 15-6 defeat of the... more

The Minnesota Vikings' offense stunk up another prime-time performance, totaling 276 yards and didn't score a single point until garbage time in a 21-7 loss in Seattle. Once again, much of the blame is placed on quarterback Kirk Cousins, who laid... more

The Seattle Seahawks still win with defense, but it's a different type of D this go-around. "Richard Sherman and his era is over here," Seahawks defensive end Frank Clark said emphatically following Seattle's 21-7 shutdown of the Minnesota Vikings... more

Dallas dominated the Philadelphia Eagles early on Sunday everywhere but the scoreboard. Cowboys flubs let the Eagles back in the game, tying the score in the fourth quarter. Amari Cooper responded, putting the Cowboys up with a 28-yard touchdown ca... more

The Denver Broncos' playoff hopes suffered a severe blow after a 20-14 loss to San Francisco, but their long-term future continues to look bright. Rookie pass rusher Bradley Chubb lived up to the pre-draft hype, generating two more sacks versus the... more

It's a question that will linger over the New England Patriots for the next several days: Why was Rob Gronkowski on the field for the final play in the Miami Miracle? The massive tight end is usually part of the Hail Mary defense to utilize his hei... more

Finally, after weeks of watching a malaise-ridden squad of bumblers, New York Jets fans were reminded why they should tune in the rest of the season: Sam Darnold. The rookie quarterback injected life back into a comatose fan base, leading a 27-23... more

Sunday's win by the San Francisco 49ers meant more to the organization than notching its third victory of the season and ending a losing skid. The 20-14 defeat over the Denver Broncos made the weekend a little brighter for Niners CEO Jed York, who... more

The Philadelphia Eagles appeared to gain momentum on the opening kickoff of Sunday's pivotal division tilt versus the Dallas Cowboys after Malcolm Jenkins popped the ball from returner Jourdan Lewis. Eagles linebacker Kamu Grugier-Hill appeared to... more

Joe Flacco remains out. The Baltimore Ravens quarterback is officially inactive Sunday versus the Kansas City Chiefs. It marks the fourth missed game for Flacco. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported that Flacco has been dealing with "a small... more

The Green Bay Packers moved on from Mike McCarthy but didn't banish the former coach from the facility. Interim coach Joe Philbin said the team allowed McCarthy to address the team on Wednesday. Team president Mark Murphy, manager Brian Gutekunst,... more

Melvin Gordon continues to sit out of practice due to a knee injury, and could miss his second straight game. Los Angeles Chargers coach Anthony Lynn joined NFL Network's Good Morning Football on Thursday and wouldn't close the door on the running... more

With James Conner out, Jaylen Samuels is expected to take over the Pittsburgh Steelers' starting running back duties. Samuels went to the NFL Scouting Combine as a tight end. At N.C. State, he finished with more receptions (201) than rushes (182).... more

Fire up the ol' bulletin board in Dallas, we've got some material to put on it. Ahead of Sunday's Cowboys-Eagles tilt that will determine the leader in the NFC East, Philadelphia linebacker Kamu Grugier-Hill provided some fiery flames. "Look at... more

Joe Philbin hasn't been a head coach for three seasons. It's been more than two decades since he's called plays in a meaningful game. "Trying to think. Might have been about 20 years, maybe," Philbin said Wednesday when asked when the last time he'... more

Cam Newton was officially limited in practice on Wednesday with a right shoulder injury. The Carolina Panthers quarterback wasn't seen throwing during the portion of practice open to the media, but dismissed concerns about his shoulder issue. "I'... more

The AFC Defensive Player of the Week suffered a knee injury. Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase told reporters on Wednesday that cornerback Xavien Howard suffered a knee injury on his second interception of Sunday's win over the Buffalo Bills. Howard... more

Mitch Trubisky is heading toward a return. The Chicago Bears quarterback said he expects to play in Sunday's showdown with the Los Angeles Rams. "I do. Just have to show coach," Trubisky said Wednesday, via NFL Network's Stacey Dales. "I feel... more

Thirty-two NFL teams got it wrong. 32. Multiple times. Only one team could correct the mistake. As you begin to peruse material, magazines, online mocks, and read transcriptions of general managers blathering at the combine ahead of the 2019 NFL... more

As we roll toward the end of the 2018 NFL season, more and more coaches will be fired. Those dismissals will then lead to speculation about who will take over the new openings. With every team seeking an offensive mind to rival the Sean McVays and... more

Dallas Cowboys center Travis Frederick likely won't be returning for the team's stretch run, but the All-Pro blocker is looking forward to a comeback in 2019. "I'm doing pretty well. Things have started to move along in the right direction," Freder... more

Bruce Arians said he only wanted to coach in Cleveland . He's sticking to that statement. Predictably, after stated interest in joining the Browns, Arians name was linked to the latest coaching vacancy in Green Bay. The former Cardinals coach, howe... more

Chris Harris is putting his own timetable on a recovery from a broken leg. Most estimates have the Denver Broncos cornerback possibly being available for a potential playoff run after fracturing his fibula in Sunday's win over the Cincinnati Benga... more

The New York Giants will be without starting safety Landon Collins this week. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday that Collins is out versus the Washington Redskins after suffering a shoulder injury, per sources informed of the situa... more

Redskins quarterback Mark Sanchez entered the game after Colt McCoy suffered a fractured fibula in the second quarter. Washington was backed up on its 10-yard-line. Then on his first play, vroooooom. Adrian Peterson took the handoff from Sanchez... more

The Pittsburgh Steelers will attempt to rebound from back-to-back losses without its dual-threat running back. Steelers coach Mike Tomlin announced Tuesday that James Conner is out for the Week 14 tilt versus the Oakland Raiders. Tomlin said test... more

The Dallas Cowboys couldn't really send the hottest defensive rookie to the bench, could they? Since entering the starting lineup, Leighton Vander Esch has been a hog-tying cyborg, corralling tackles by the herd. For the season, LVE has tallied 102... more

Behind an offensive line that morphed into a sieve, with no running game to take off pressure, Matt Ryan has become a sitting duck. The Falcons offensive line has given up a league-high 91 QB hits, and Ryan has been sacked 36 times this season thro... more

Last season, Darren Sproles had to stand on the sideline with a knee injury and watch his team dash to raise the Lombardi Trophy. Then he played just one game in 2018 before a hamstring injury sidelined him for 10 games. The Eagles sparkplug return... more

Mark Sanchez went from clipboard holder to salvage yard worker during "Monday Night Football." When Colt McCoy limped off the field with a fractured fibula , Sanchez was thrust into the NFC East spotlight. "It was a tall task, no doubt. But there... more

Sunday's loss to the Arizona Cardinals made it clear to the Green Bay Packers' brass a change in leadership was necessary . Team president and CEO Mark Murphy said Monday that Mike McCarthy's 13-year tenure as head football coach of the Packers ha... more

The Kansas City Chiefs are bringing back a familiar face to replace Kareem Hunt. The team announced Monday it has signed running back Charcandrick West. The veteran was the logical choice to pair with Spencer Ware for the Chiefs' playoff run. West... more

A disappointing Carolina Panthers defense is making changes. The Panthers announced on Monday they have fired defensive line coach Brady Hoke and cornerbacks coach Jeff Imamura. "In my judgment, I felt this was best for the team moving forward,"... more

The Aaron Donald MVP campaign committee just got its top highlight reel. The Los Angeles Rams' game-wrecking defensive tackle was the main reason Sean McVay's team clinched the NFC West on Sunday with a 30-16 win over the Detroit Lions. Donald t... more

A normally even-keeled, mild-mannered Todd Bowles is finally firing back as the end draws near in New York. The Jets coach was hot after his team squandered a 16-point lead to lose 26-22 to the Tennessee Titans. "I'm fuming," he said, via Rich C... more

November

Two days after the Washington Redskins claimed troubled linebacker Reuben Foster , senior vice president of player personnel Doug Williams said the move was a united decision within the organization. During his weekly appearance on WTEM-AM, William... more

Cam Newton won the 2015 MVP award and took a team to the Super Bowl. The Carolina Panthers quarterback, however, believes he's played the best ball of his career this season. "Honestly, I feel like I'm playing the best football of my career," he sa... more

The Amari Cooper trade changed the course of the Dallas Cowboys' season, providing a floundering offense a third-down playmaker and home run threat on the outside. His arrival has completely opened the Cowboys' offense. The trade also altered how... more

The Los Angeles Chargers are confident that Austin Ekeler can handle the workload with Melvin Gordon likely out due to a knee injury. The 5-foot-10, 200-pound scat back has played a change-of-pace role this season, generating a healthy 5.8 yards pe... more

It looks like the Dallas Cowboys could again be without left tackle Tyron Smith. The veteran is listed as questionable, but NFL Network's Jane Slater was informed by a source that "it's not looking good" for Smith to suit up tonight versus the New... more

Everyone with a mic or keypad seemed to have an opinion on Baker Mayfield's icy reception of Hue Jackson following Sunday's Cleveland Browns victory over the Cincinnati Bengals. Some supported Mayfield's right to be irked by his former coach immedi... more

Sam Darnold is back to getting reps in on the practice field. The New York Jets quarterback was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, as he took part in positional drills for the first time since suffering a foot injury in Week 9. Video... more

A.J. Green says he's back. The Cincinnati Bengals' star receiver returned for Wednesday's walkthrough and said he will "definitely" be back on the field Sunday against the Denver Broncos. Green missed the past three games due to a toe injury. Th... more

The Denver Broncos know they still have work to do to scrap back into the playoffs. "We're 5-6; that's it," coach Vance Joseph said earlier this week, via The Denver Post . "We've done nothing up to this point. If we don't win Sunday (in Cincinnati... more

The Chicago Bears won on Thanksgiving with backup quarterback Chase Daniel after second-year signal-caller Mitchell Trubisky injured his shoulder late in the previous tilt. The thought entering last Thursday was that the short week prevented Trubis... more

Carlos Hyde started five of the first six games, averaging 20 touches per tilt. Then the Cleveland Browns traded him to Jacksonville. Since being sent to the Jaguars as Leonard Fournette insurance, Hyde has 27 total touches in four games played. T... more

The man who personified the running quarterback for a generation has some advice for the hotshot rookie who looks like the next great scampering signal-caller. Mike Vick, who has long supported Lamar Jackson, warned the Baltimore Ravens rookie to... more

The Dallas Cowboys defense will face its toughest test of the season against the high-flying New Orleans Saints on Thursday. One matchup to watch is the game-wrecking Cowboys defensive front versus the Saints' stout offensive line. New Orleans' O-l... more

Ben Roethlisberger is tied for the second-most interceptions in the NFL through 12 weeks, but the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback isn't going to apologize for the turnovers. Roethlisberger is tied with Ryan Fitzpatrick with 12 INTs on the season, b... more

The Dallas Cowboys could be without left tackle Tyron Smith when they face the NFC-leading New Orleans Saints on Thursday. Coach Jason Garrett said Tuesday that Smith would be a game-time decision due to a neck injury. Smith did not practice on... more

Tom Coughlin is hot about the Jacksonville Jaguars' 2018 demise. Tuesday the Jags executive VP of football operations went on 1010 XL radio and lamented that the team he helped build went from a whisker of playing for a Lombardi Trophy to the doorm... more

Baltimore Ravens rookie running back Gus Edwards continues to roll over opponents. The undrafted power back plowed for 118 yards on 23 carries in Sunday's victory over the Oakland Raiders, marking back-to-back games of 100-plus yards. Edwards joi... more

If the Philadelphia Eagles can dig themselves out of the deep hole in the NFC, we'll likely look at the second half of Sunday's win over New York as an inflection point. The turnaround started with riding running back Josh Adams. After getting just... more

On Monday, the Jacksonville Jaguars fired offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett after a dismal losing streak hit seven games. After the news, some Jags players took responsibility for getting their OC canned. "I have to say it's pretty much on... more

A two-play sequence altered the trajectory of Monday night's tussle in Houston. The Tennessee Titans had the ball at the Houston Texans' 3-yard-line driving to retake the lead early in the second quarter. On fourth-and-1, Mike Vrabel eschewed a fi... more

After getting blown out on Sunday, the Arizona Cardinals are making personnel changes. The team announced Monday that it cut right tackle Andre Smith and corner Bene' Benwikere. Both players started eight games this season and were in the startin... more

Melvin Gordon will likely be out a couple of weeks, but it's not disastrous news for the Los Angeles Chargers. The team announced that results of an MRI on Gordon's right knee confirmed the initial diagnosis of an MCL sprain. The Chargers noted t... more

Sunday looked sunny early for the Arizona Cardinals as Steve Wilks' team jumped out to a 10-0 lead on the road against the Los Angeles Chargers. Then the Cards imploded, with Wilks' defense getting steamrolled for 45 straight points in a 45-10 blow... more

Changes have begun in a disappointing season for the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Jags fired offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett on Monday, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, via a source informed of the move. The team later confirmed th... more

The Dolphins choked. Holding a 10-point fourth-quarter lead, Miami watched Andrew Luck slice through its D for three straight scores to swipe the win. It was a total team collapse. The defense couldn't stop Luck or the run game. The offense went... more

Jalen Ramsey famously called Buffalo Bills rookie quarterback Josh Allen "trash" during the offseason. The "trash" QB then went out and beat Ramsey's Jacksonville Jaguars 24-21 Sunday. "He did enough to get their team the win," Ramsey said after... more

Sunday night's loss to the Minnesota Vikings put the Green Bay Packers' season on the brink. In seasons past when situations seemed dire, Aaron Rodgers was known to calm the Cheesehead mob with an R-E-L-A-X or calling his team's shot at making a... more

In a league that sometimes snuffs out personalities, the characters that shine through blaze bright against the solemn backdrop. Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller can be one of those big personalities. After Sunday's victory over the Pittsburgh... more

The Philadelphia Eagles entered Sunday's tilt versus the New York Giants without four of its top five cornerbacks available. The banged-up unit that had been torched on the regular this season was prime to be picked on. The Giants came out firing,... more

If the University of Southern California fires coach Clay Helton, the school could look to the professional ranks to fill its most high-profile job. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Sunday on GameDay Morning that Ravens coach John Harbaug... more

The Kansas City Chiefs could get a big boost on defense. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported that the team expects safety Eric Berry to return to practice this week as he begins to ramp up and get ready to play, per a source informed of the... more

The Los Angeles Chargers could be without Melvin Gordon Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals. The running back was officially listed as questionable with a knee/hamstring injury. Coach Anthony Lynn said Friday that Gordon is dealing with a sore kne... more

The Tennessee Titans should have their starting quarterback on the field for a pivotal division matchup Monday night versus the Houston Texans. Marcus Mariota got in a full practice on Friday, and head coach Mike Vrabel told reporters that the... more

Rob Gronkowski is ready to party at MetLife Stadium. After missing the past the past two games before the bye week and three of the past four tilts, Gronk declared himself ready to face the New York Jets. He is officially listed as questionable for... more

Sam Darnold will miss another game. The New York Jets officially ruled the rookie quarterback out for Sunday's tilt versus the New England Patriots. Josh McCown will make his second start of the season. Darnold missed practice all week while de... more

The Cincinnati Bengals have dropped four of their last five games and are seeing their season slowly slip away. Ahead of Sunday's tilt with the Cleveland Browns, running back Joe Mixon intimated that the Bengals have been playing somewhat scared.... more

Matthew Stafford continues to feel the heat from detractors who believe he's an overpaid slingshot artist who comes up tiny in big moments. Thursday's Thanksgiving turnover-feast against the Chicago Bears won't help the Detroit Lions' quarterback.... more

Basking in the glory of a Thanksgiving victory over a division rival, Jerry Jones is already thinking about handing out his money. "Amari [Cooper ] looks like he's making a bid for his cash,'' the Dallas Cowboys owner said after Thursday's 31-23 w... more

The Atlanta Falcons entered the season with legitimate aspirations of returning to the Super Bowl. After Thursday's humbling loss to the New Orleans Saints, those hopes are out the window. Despite a defense that struggles to plug the dam and an of... more

Sam Darnold was dressed in a jersey at practice Wednesday but did not participate with teammates. The New York Jets quarterback caused a bit of a stir early at practice when he donned a helmet and joined teammates for stretching drills for the firs... more

Marcus Mariota joined his teammates in a pre-Thanksgiving practice on Wednesday. Coach Mike Vrabel said the quarterback was limited in practice after suffering a stinger in Sunday's loss to the Indianapolis Colts. It's a step in the right directi... more

The Dallas Cowboys offense has opened up since the acquisition of Amari Cooper. Last week, we broke down how the receiver has influenced the entire offense. It's a trend that continued into Week 11. On Wednesday, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones joined... more

The Minnesota Vikings offense added Kirk Cousins in the offseason and got running back Dalvin Cook back. In theory, the Vikings should be better in 2018 than they were last season. In practice, it hasn't been close. Under new offensive coordinator... more

A New Orleans Saints defense that held the defending Super Bowl champs to a measly seven points could be getting reinforcements sometime soon. First-round pass rusher Marcus Davenport practiced for the first time in almost a month on Tuesday after... more

The Eagles traded a third-round pick to acquire Golden Tate at the deadline in what the team thought was one final piece to put them over the top. Tate has been mostly a non-factor in consecutive losses that put the Eagles in a deep hole in the NF... more

The Philadelphia Eagles finally got the good kind of injury news. The team announced Tuesday it activated defensive tackle Tim Jernigan off the non-football injury list. To make room on the active roster, Philly waived DT T.Y. McGill. Jernigan h... more

Ryan Tannehill is back. Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase announced Tuesday that the quarterback would start Sunday's Week 12 tilt at the Indianapolis Colts. Tannehill missed the past five games due to a capsule (shoulder) injury. The 30-year-old... more

Malcolm Jenkins was caught gesturing towards Sean Payton on the sideline during the Philadelphia Eagles' humiliating blowout loss to the New Orleans Saints. On Tuesday, the safety directed his anger toward his own team, questioning teammates' deme... more

The NFC North-leading Chicago Bears are dealing with a banged-up quarterback heading into Thursday's Thanksgiving tilt in Detroit. Coach Matt Nagy said Tuesday that Mitchell Trubisky is day to day with a right shoulder injury. The second-year QB sa... more

Colt McCoy's first regular-season pass since 2015 went for a touchdown strike. The Washington Redskins' backup quarterback entered the game Sunday versus the Houston Texans after Alex Smith suffered a brutal season-ending leg injury. Following an... more

Joey Bosa took another step toward returning to full-force. The Los Angeles Chargers' pass rusher got through his first game of the 2018 campaign -- a last-second loss to the Denver Broncos -- without ill-effects. "I felt pretty damn good [Sunda... more

On Sunday, Cleveland Browns players will see a familiar face: Fired coach Hue Jackson. The former head coach will be on the opposite sideline when the Browns travel southward to face the Cincinnati Bengals. Interim coach Gregg Williams dismissed... more

It lived up to the hype. The Kansas City Chiefs-Los Angeles Rams thrilling, back-and-forth, big-play bombardment on national television was everything the NFL dreamed of: points, huge plays, numerous lead changes, defensive scores, big-time players... more

Jared Goff and the Los Angeles Rams twice built double-digit leads only to watch them wiped away by Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs in Monday night's epic showdown at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. No problem. Goff calmly stepped und... more

Dirk Koetter continues to spin the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' quarterback merry-go-round. Jameis Winston will return to starting duties for the Bucs in Week 12 against the San Francisco 49ers, the team announced. The move is no surprise after Ryan... more

Mark Sanchez will get another chance to hold a clipboard. The quarterback signed with the Washington Redskins to back up Colt McCoy, the team announced Monday. Sanchez was plucked from the NFL breadline after the Redskins worked out a bevy of... more

The Baltimore Ravens have been searching for an answer at running back. Despite Alex Collins' production, Baltimore was on the prowl during the trade deadline to add a ball-carrier. The Ravens traded for Ty Montgomery. He hasn't been the solution.... more

Left for dead two weeks ago after a home blowout loss in prime time, the Dallas Cowboys now have their sights on the NFC East title. Sunday couldn't have worked out much better for Dallas. The Cowboys' win on the road over the Atlanta Falcons got t... more

The Carolina Panthers drove for the game-tying score against the Detroit Lions, then opted not to tie it. "Riverboat" Ron Rivera decided to go for two points and the road win instead of kicking a game-tying extra point. "I think you go for two on... more

The Los Angeles Chargers blew a chance to put distance between themselves and the playoff pack, and possibly inch closer to the Kansas City Chiefs in the division. The Chargers bungled multiple opportunities to put down the Denver Broncos, before... more

The Los Angeles Rams special teams will get a boost before Monday night's massive showdown with the Kansas City Chiefs. The Rams activated All-Pro returner Pharoh Cooper from injured reserve in advance of tonight's game, the team announced. In a... more

The New Orleans Saints poured it on the defending Super Bowl champions, scoring at will until building a 41-point lead, housing the Philadelphia Eagles 48-7. Early in the fourth quarter, facing fourth-and-6, the Saints connected on a 37-yard touchd... more

Starting his first career NFL game, rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson jumpstarted a juiceless Baltimore Ravens offense with his electric legs, leading the home squad to a 24-21 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals. "I thought he played winning footba... more

The Cleveland Browns plan to search under every stone for a new head coach. Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, however, won't be considered. In response to a report by ESPN that the Browns want to interview the 64-year-old Rice, general... more

LeVeon Bell's decision to forego the 2018 season won't end the speculation about his future any time soon. The theory-crafting about where the dual-threat running back might land, and how much he'll command on the open market has already begun.... more

The Baltimore Ravens quarterback situation took another twist. On Thursday, Robert Griffin III was the only quarterback participating in practice, per multiple reporters on the scene. Joe Flacco has missed practice all week with a hip injury , so... more

The Detroit Lions could be thin at wide receiver come Sunday. Marvin Jones Jr. did not practice for the second straight day this week while dealing with a bone bruise in his knee. His status for Sunday will be determined on Friday, but missing t... more

New Saints receiver Brandon Marshall knows the score. After being released by the Seattle Seahawks following weeks of dwindling playing time, the 34-year-old wideout understands observers question his ability. "No, I'm done. I'm washed up," he sa... more

Adrian Peterson is the engine behind the NFC East-leading Washington Redskins, churning out yards despite playing behind an offense live decimated by injury. Peterson has averaged 93.3 scrimmage YPG this season, which puts him on pace for the most... more

The Los Angeles Rams sit at 9-1, on the verge of clinching the division before December. Yet the record belies the underlying fact that the defense hasn't been nearly as dominant as expected heading into the season. Outside of Aaron Donald destroy... more

"Finally!" The above word is likely what any Arizona Cardinals fan yelled -- any fan of good football in general, really -- while watching David Johnson's usage skyrocket in Week 10. The Cards running back had a season-high 28 touches in the loss... more

The defending Super Bowl champions are hitting a make-or-break point. The Philadelphia Eagles sit at 4-5, already with two more losses than they experienced all last season, on the precipice of being regarded as mostly irrelevant heading into Decem... more

Jason Pierre-Paul is out to prove the New York Giants made a mistake trading him to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers when the teams tilt at MetLife Stadium on Sunday . "Honestly, I had this game checked off since I left there, so emotion's running big and... more

Joey Bosa took a step towards a potential return. Los Angeles Chargers coach Anthony Lynn said Wednesday that Bosa will participate in practice in a limited capacity. The pass rusher will start with individual drills, and the team will assess from... more

Joe Flacco's status remains up in the air after suffering a hip injury, but his week isn't off to a positive start. The Baltimore Ravens quarterback did not practice Wednesday, the team announced. Coach John Harbaugh said earlier in the week that... more

Jon Gruden recently said that players are calling him "dying to play " for the Oakland Raiders. We have no evidence of that. What we do have proof of is a train of players relieved to have choo-choo'd their way out of Oakland. On Tuesday night,... more

One of the NFL's top offensive lines will be without its best player. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday that left tackle Terron Armstead will be out for roughly 3-4 weeks, per a source. Armstead injured his pectoral muscle in la... more

It's a small sample size, but Amari Cooper's arrival has already helped open the Dallas Cowboys' offense. In his first two games, the former Raiders receiver leads the Cowboys in targets (18), receptions (11) and receiving yards (133) and is tied f... more

In the offseason, New York Jets safety Jamal Adams said his team did the "bare minimum" as a team in 2017. Things haven't gotten better for a Jets squad crashing and burning again in 2018. Adams was asked Tuesday on WFAN's "Carlin, Maggie & Bart Sh... more

Terrelle Pryor was cut by another AFC East team. The Buffalo Bills announced Tuesday they released the veteran receiver. ESPN first reported the news. Pryor lasted just two games with the Bills, catching two passes for 17 yards. The cut was h... more

As the deadline for Le'Veon Bell to report this season approaches, Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin isn't spending his time fretting over the running back's decision. "I have no reaction," Tomlin said Tuesday. "I've told you guys and I've told... more

Pittsburgh Steelers running back James Conner remains in concussion protocol. Coach Mike Tomlin, however, didn't seem too concerned about the running back's status this week. Tomlin told reporters Tuesday that Conner will have the chance to prac... more

Rashaad Penny enjoyed the best game of his rookie career on Sunday, gashing the Los Angeles Rams to the tune of 108 yards on 12 carries for a whopping 9.0 yards per tote, and he scored his first career touchdown. Though the Seahawks lost, it was th... more

Joe Flacco spent the Baltimore Ravens' bye week nursing a hip injury. Coach John Harbaugh confirmed on Monday that the starting quarterback landed "awkwardly" on his knee early in the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers and injured his hip. "He'... more

Odell Beckham Jr. accounted for nearly 40 percent of the New York Giants' receiving yards and two of the three touchdowns in Monday night's 27-23 win in San Francisco . Beckham, however, said after the victory -- just the Giants second of the seaso... more

The whispers are creeping. They're soft and quiet, but they're there. Slowly, some feel emboldened to breathe the thoughts into words. Maybe Tom Brady is slipping? The ageless wonder, still slinging it at 41, hasn't been his ultra-effective-self,... more

Round and round the Tampa Bay Buccaneers kicker situation goes, yet no solution can be found. The Bucs waived kicker Chandler Catanzaro on Monday, the team announced . The move comes a day after the fifth-year pro missed two field goals in the wo... more

Matt Barkley's stint at starting quarterback of the Buffalo Bills might last just one game. Following the butt-kicking Barkley and the Bills laid on the New York Jets, coach Sean McDermott said Monday that rookie Josh Allen would resume starting d... more

The Philadelphia Eagles secondary sustained another injury blow. Coach Doug Pederson announced that cornerback Ronald Darby tore his ACL in Sunday night's loss to the Dallas Cowboys. Darby's season is done. The 24-year-old corner will head into... more

New York Jets fans across the country woke up following Gang Green's abysmal performance in a loss to the Buffalo Bills checking to see if Todd Bowles was fired. He was not. Despite the bye week representing a chance to make a clean break, the Je... more

The Dallas Cowboys knew their backs were against the wall. A loss to the Eagles would have all but ended their season. A blowout could have gotten everyone fired. Instead of wilting, the Cowboys rode Ezekiel Elliott and a good defense to a road vic... more

On Sunday, the Cincinnati Bengals became the first team in the Super Bowl-era to give up 500-plus yards in three straight games. On Monday, the Bengals fired their defensive coordinator. The team announced defensive coordinator Teryl Austin has b... more

Dion Lewis called the New England Patriots "cheap" for not re-signing him this offseason after the Tennessee Titans walloped his former team. Tom Brady's response to Lewis' claim was one big shrug emoji. "It's an emotional thing. I think people... more

The Indianapolis Colts are finally seeing the fruits of a clean Andrew Luck. The quarterback is on a torrid pace, tossing three touchdowns in six consecutive games, the fourth-longest streak since 1950, behind only Tom Brady (10), Peyton Manning (8... more

(Top Gun scene : Locker room of Naval Fighter Weapons School at Naval Air Station Miramar.) Iceman: You two really are cowboys. Maverick: What's your problem, Kazansky? Iceman: You're everyone's problem. That's because every time you go up... more

Raiders owner Mark Davis is taking the blame for Oakland's disastrous 1-8 record to open the season. In an expansive interview with ESPN's Paul Gutierrez after Sunday's 20-6 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers, Davis told fans to point the finger of... more

Bobby Petrino is out another head coaching job. The University of Louisville relieved Petrino of his coaching duties, Vice President and Director of Athletics Vince Tyra announced on Sunday morning. "We want to thank Bobby for guiding our footbal... more

Josh Allen received limited reps at practice on Wednesday as the Buffalo Bills quarterback continues to rehab the elbow injury that has sidelined him the past three games. The No. 7 overall pick said he's itching to get back on the field. "I felt... more

Injuries have ravaged the Washington Redskins, wiping out much of the optimism for the NFC East division leader. Sometimes, however, injuries can allow increased opportunity for young players who deserve more snaps. Such is the case for third-yea... more

Malcolm Butler faces off against the coach who benched him in the Super Bowl. The Tennessee Titans cornerback, however, insists he doesn't view Sunday's tilt against the New England Patriots as anything special. "It's just another game," Butler sai... more

Ezekiel Elliott knows the score. The Dallas Cowboys sit at 3-5 heading to Philadelphia, two games back in the division. A loss to the Eagles on Sunday all but dooms the Cowboys' season. "One hundred percent, yeah. It's a must-win," Elliott said,... more

Miami Dolphins safety Reshad Jones is plowing forward after pulling himself from Sunday's victory over the New York Jets . The two-time Pro Bowler spoke to the media on Wednesday for the first time since his self-imposed benching, saying he's put t... more

Sam Darnold is limping into the middle portion of his rookie season. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports Darnold, who sat out Wednesday's practice and is currently in a walking boot is dealing with an injured foot, which will sideline him for... more

Bruce Irvin found a home quickly. The Atlanta Falcons announced Wednesday morning they've agreed to terms with the Ex-Oakland Raiders pass rusher to a one-year deal. Irvin was cut by the Raiders over the weekend. With $3.8 million left on his... more

The Kansas City Chiefs could be without an offensive weapon Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday that wideout Sammy Watkins was dealing with pain in his foot after Sunday's win in Cleveland and... more

One of the most inexplicable aspects of the Cleveland Browns' offense before the firings of Hue Jackson and Todd Haley had been the usage of Duke Johnson. The pass-catching running back, who signed a four-year, $16.3 million contract this offseason... more

Two former NFL players won seats in the House of Representatives. Ex-Indianapolis Colts receiver Anthony Gonzalez earned a seat to represent the 16th district of Ohio. The Republican candidate defeated his Democratic challenger Susan Moran Palmer b... more

Malcolm Butler won't be demoted ahead of facing his former team. Despite the struggles of the Tennessee Titans' cornerback, coach Mike Vrabel said Tuesday that Butler would remain in the rotation against the New England Patriots. "I don't think a... more

After trading Golden Tate, the Detroit Lions signed a veteran receiver and jettisoned another former offensive centerpiece. The Lions signed former Houston Texans receiver Bruce Ellington and brought back running back Zach Zenner on Tuesday, the te... more

It was state the obvious day for Pat Shurmur. The New York Giants coach announced Tuesday that Eli Manning would continue to be Big Blue's starting quarterback on Monday Night Football against the San Francisco 49ers. Shurmur added that he expec... more

The Philadelphia Eagles didn't play a game this week and still came out huge winners. During their bye week, the defending Super Bowl champions had seemingly everything fall their way. First, there was the trade-deadline swap to acquire prolific... more

Dak Prescott struggled on Monday Night Football with his decision making, holding the ball too long, and turnovers in a 28-14 home loss to the Tennessee Titans. The Dallas Cowboys quarterback eked over the 200-yard passing mark on the final drive... more

Demaryius Thomas had a lot more to say about his former team than a one-off comment after Sunday's win . The new Houston Texans receiver went on Orange & Blue radio, 760 AM in Denver, on Monday to expound on his feelings of being traded from the... more

A.J. Green's status with a toe injury remains up in the air coming off a bye. On the plus side, Cincinnati Bengals coach Marvin Lewis told reporters Monday that Green will not need surgery, per ESPN's Katherine Terrell. On the negative, Lewis did n... more

The Los Angeles Chargers will attempt another kicker change. The team released Caleb Sturgis, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports, via sources informed of the situation. The team later made the news official. In a corresponding move, the team... more

Marcus Peters has been a boom-or-bust defender throughout his career. The cornerback might get beat one play, but he'll also sprinkle in ridiculous game-changing interceptions. Through nine games with the Los Angeles Rams, however, he's been far mo... more

Dalvin Cook returned to action for the Minnesota Vikings after missing all of October while dealing with a hamstring injury. Out of the gate, Cook looked like a player who'd been out a month while dealing with a soft-tissue issue. His first five ru... more

Over the past two years, the Carolina Panthers scrapped the idea of buffering Cam Newton with a bevy of big-bodied receivers to corral his routinely high passes. Instead, the Panthers have surrounded their star quarterback with quickness at every lev... more

On his career day, Michael Thomas paid homage to former New Orleans Saints receiver Joe Horn, pulling out a cell phone from the goalpost after his 72-yard touchdown. Horn, now 46, told Jeff Duncan of The Times-Picayune he was working out by himsel... more

The New York Jets' young team had a chance to steal a win that could have built some confidence for the stretch run. Instead, they laid an egg. Falling to 3-6, Sunday's performance in a loss to the Miami Dolphins was a frustrating amalgam of missed... more

Nathan Peterman can't catch a break. The Buffalo Bills quarterback threw three more interceptions, giving him 12 in just eight appearances for his career. Two of Peterman's interceptions in the 41-9 blowout loss to the division-leading Chicago Bear... more

The Minnesota Vikings are getting one offensive weapon back on the field while watching another hit the sidelines. Running back Dalvin Cook is officially active for Sunday's tilt versus the Detroit Lions. The Vikings, however, will be without rece... more

The Dallas Cowboys suffered an injury coming off their bye week. Defensive end David Irving was carted off the practice field after suffering an ankle injury, NFL Network's Jane Slater reported, per sources informed of the injury. He was listed as... more

Sunday's Baltimore Ravens-Pittsburgh Steelers battle will have plenty of heavyweight punches thrown. In advance, Ravens defensive coordinator Don "Wink" Martindale took a pre-game jab at a Steelers player who isn't expected to be on the field, Le'V... more

The Denver Broncos' trade of Demaryius Thomas was as much about opening playing time for a younger stud as it was getting an asset for an aging player. Jettisoning Thomas now opens snaps for rookie Courtland Sutton, who general manager John Elway... more

Brock Osweiler hopes to turn Brocktober into Brockfor-ev-er . The Miami Dolphins quarterback will make his fourth start of the season on Sunday against the New York Jets as Ryan Tannehill continues to rehab his shoulder injury . If Osweiler has h... more

The Washington Redskins upgraded their defense at the trade deadline, adding Pro Bowl safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix from the Green Bay Packers. The trade was an indication from the Redskins that they're all-in, and improving the backend of an already go... more

Brady-Rodgers II sells itself. There is no need to brandish fiery quotes or dig up overcooked beefs to get jacked for Sunday night's matchup in New England. Two of the greatest of all-time at the most important position in sports will be duking it... more

October

Broctober turns to Brockvember in Miami. Brock Osweiler will start again for the Dolphins Sunday versus the New York Jets. Miami coach Adam Gase said Wednesday that Ryan Tannehill has already been ruled out this week due to his lingering shoulder... more

A dream quarterback scenario is headed to prime time Sunday night when Tom Brady's New England Patriots take on Aaron Rodgers' Green Bay Packers at Gillette Stadium. It's just the second career meeting between the two future Hall of Fame quarterbac... more

Someone could write a book titled: "Dumpster Fires are Easy Target: The 2018 New York Giants." It seems a new storyline emerges daily that makes Big Blue, its fans and players, shake their collective head. Tuesday's news was the arrest of backup... more

Howie Roseman fears not the alien land across the bridge of Unknown Fortune. The Philadelphia Eagles general manager continued his wheeling-and-dealing ways, insistent on making his team better in the now, not worrying about what may come down the... more

The New England Patriots' leading rusher in Monday's win over the Buffalo Bills was Cordarrelle Patterson, a wide receiver. In a game the Pats won by 19 points, they ran the ball just 25 times (including Tom Brady's 8-yard lope) for 75 yards. Runni... more

The Washington Redskins made a move to bolster an already solid defense. The Green Bay Packers traded veteran safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix to the Redskins, both teams confirmed on Tuesday. The Redskins are sending a fourth-round pick back to Green Ba... more

Brandon Marshall was bounced from the Seahawks' receiver rotation. Now he's out of Seattle altogether. The veteran receiver was released on Tuesday, the team announced. ESPN's Adam Schefter first reported the news, noting that Marshall "absolutel... more

Ty Montgomery's final act in a Green Bay Packers uniform was a fumble that cost Aaron Rodgers a shot at a comeback win against the undefeated Los Angeles Rams. The Packers shipped the running back to the Baltimore Ravens. The return for Montgomer... more

Demaryius Thomas thought his days in Denver might be numbered. The receiver was correct. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday that the Broncos are trading Thomas to the Houston Texans in exchange for a 2019 fourth-round draft pick, per... more

The Oakland Raiders are losing another player, this time to retirement. Cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie announced on Instagram he's hanging up his cleats. "Today I retire, today my NFL journey ends, and I thank God for keep(ing) me all the... more

The NFL will up its participation in London in 2019. On Tuesday, the league's UK office announced it will host four games in London next season. Two of the tilts will take place at Wembley Stadium, and two will be played at the Tottenham Hotspur... more

The undefeated Los Angeles Rams are close to getting a key member of their high-flying offense back on the field. Coach Sean McVay said Monday that receiver Cooper Kupp has a "very good chance" to return against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday.... more

The Los Angeles Chargers sit at 5-2 coming off a bye week and are still waiting for their best defensive player to hit the field this season. Pass rusher Joey Bosa has been out since training camp with a foot injury. The pass rusher said on Monday... more

If it was the end for LeSean McCoy in Buffalo, it would finish in disappointment. The Bills running back struggled again on the ground, gaining just 13 yards on 12 carries in Monday night's 25-6 loss to the New England Patriots, for a ghastly 1.1 y... more

As we barrel towards the 4 p.m. ET trade deadline today, plenty of players will be rumored to be on the move. Few of those discussions will turn into actions. One player possibly available in a trade is Detroit Lions receiver Golden Tate. NFL Netwo... more

It's back to the bench for Jameis Winston. Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Dirk Koetter announced Monday that Ryan Fitzpatrick will return to the starting lineup for the team's Week 9 tilt at the Carolina Panthers. Koetter insisted he's taking a... more

The Cleveland Browns wiped out their entire offensive brain trust on Monday. In addition to firing coach Hue Jackson, the Browns also canned offensive coordinator Todd Haley, the team announced Monday. Freddie Kitchens will serve as the offensive... more

Hue Jackson's ignominious run as Cleveland Browns head coach has ended. The franchise fired Jackson and offensive coordinator Todd Haley in a decision announced early Monday afternoon. ESPN first reported the move. Defensive coordinator Gregg... more

During the summer, the Seattle Seahawks kept talking about how this year felt like 2012. Pete Carroll first made the comparison to the rise of his dominant program. Russell Wilson then took the baton and continued the talk during training camp . R... more

Patrick Mahomes is off to a torrid start that rivals any in NFL history. Through eight games in 2018, the Kansas City Chiefs quarterback has thrown for 26 touchdowns, 2,526 yards, and a 115.3 passer rating. Let's put some of his stats into perspe... more

The Baltimore Ravens experienced an embarrassing blowout loss that put the team at a crossroads at the midway point of the season. After jumping out to a 3-1 record to open the season, John Harbaugh's team fell to a middle-of-the-pack 4-4 after... more

Todd Gurley doesn't care about your fantasy team or that your three-game teaser needed the over to hit. The Los Angeles Rams running back galloped for a game-sealing first down late in the 29-27 win over the Green Bay Packers. On the dash, Gurley h... more

With the trade deadline fast approaching, possible player swaps will be rumored, shared, debated and discussed as the leverage-game ramps up. The constant trade talks are fun for the fans. Not so much for players who might be on the move. One big... more

Rob Gronkowski will return. The New England Patriots tight end is expected to play in tonight's tussle with the Buffalo Bills, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a source informed of the decision. It's the news we've been expecting af... more

With Marshawn Lynch shelved on injured reserve for at least eight weeks, the Oakland Raiders are turning to Doug Martin to replace Beast Mode on early downs. On Wednesday, coach Jon Gruden labeled Martin a "feature back," noting the 5-foot-9 back... more

Cam Newton was listed as limited in practice for the second straight day. The Carolina Panthers quarterback is dealing with arm "soreness," but the team hasn't sounded worried in the least he might miss Sunday's showdown with the Baltimore Ravens.... more

LeSean McCoy remains in concussion protocol. The Buffalo Bills running back was limited in practice but is still in protocol after suffering a head injury in Sunday's loss to the Indianapolis Colts. McCoy left Sunday's tilt on the second play of... more

Justin Tucker stared in a stunned state of shock after watching the first missed extra point of his career whistle wide in Sunday's one-point loss to the New Orleans Saints. The best kicker in football isn't going to let the flub affect him moving... more

To the rest of the world, the New York Giants (1-6) are rebuilding on the fly, effectively admitting their chances of making the postseason are zilch. The trades of Eli Apple and Damon Harrison in the past week signaled the change in approach from... more

Corey Coleman is getting another shot to stick around on an NFL roster. The New York Giants announced they signed the receiver to their active roster, filling the spot vacated by the trade of Damon Harrison to the Detroit Lions . Coleman was adde... more

The beef between Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins and Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid that spilled over into Sunday's pregame routine was based on Reid feeling that Jenkins sold out the player protest movement started by Colin Kaepernic... more

Cam Newton considers himself Superman. Baltimore Ravens safety Eric Weddle has a different comparison. "He's a fast dinosaur, muscular and big and runs people over," Weddle said Wednesday, via ESPN's Jamison Hensley . "He's a very unique quarterbac... more

Amari Cooper wasn't stunned when he was notified during practice early this week he was being traded from the Oakland Raiders to the Dallas Cowboys. The man shipped in to be the face of Jerry Jones' receiver corps said he's thrilled to get a fresh... more

The Arizona Cardinals insisted all along they weren't trading Patrick Peterson. The All-Pro cornerback is back on board with that plan. After reports suggested that PP asked to be traded before the Oct. 30 deadline, Peterson tweeted Wednesday tha... more

The NFL determined late-season matchups that will take place on Saturdays during December. The league announced the times for the two games played in Week 15 on Saturday, Dec. 15. The first will feature the Houston Texans at the New York Jets at 4:... more

The Denver Broncos aren't giving Chad Kelly another chance. The Broncos released backup quarterback Chad Kelly on Wednesday following his arrest on suspicion of first-degree criminal trespassing on Tuesday. Mike Klis of KUSA in Denver first repor... more

The injury-ravaged New York Jets offense took another hit. Gang Green announced on Wednesday they've placed running back Bilal Powell on injured reserve. The tailback exited Week 7 with the neck issue that will shelve him for at least eight week... more

The New York Giants are selling off parts after realizing their once-shiny vintage car is no longer drivable. Don't expect Eli Manning to be part of those trade plans ahead of next Tuesday's deadline. The Big Blue signal-caller owns a no-trade c... more

John Ross is injured again. The Cincinnati Bengals receiver is expected to miss a few weeks with a groin injury he aggravated on Sunday, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported. The former 2017 No. 9 overall draft pick missed two games with the gro... more

Bill Belichick is doing a hype video. The New England Patriots coach performed the voiceover for the open to FOX's coverage of the World Series, which began Tuesday night in Boston. The piece is titled, "How Do You Make History? " "It was aweso... more

The Philadelphia Eagles defensive line took a big injury hit. Defensive end Derek Barnett is undergoing surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff and will land on injured reserve, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported, per a source informed of the proce... more

It's not Patrick Peterson, but the New Orleans Saints made a trade for a corner. NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported Tuesday that the New York Giants are trading Eli Apple to New Orleans, per a source informed of the move. New Orleans is sending a... more

With a banged-up receiver corps the New York Jets are taking a shot on Rishad Matthews. Gang Green is signing the 29-year-old wideout on Tuesday, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported, per a source. ESPN first reported the signing. Matthews forc... more

With Jon Gruden and the Oakland Raiders restacking the deck after trades of first-round picks Khalil Mack and Amari Cooper, the question is what happens with quarterback Derek Carr. Amid swirling rumors that the struggling quarterback might be the... more

Mitch Trubisky did more damage with his legs during Sunday's 38-31 loss to the New England Patriots, scampering over and around the defense to extend drives, going for 81 yards and a score on six runs. With his arm, however, the Chicago Bears... more

The last time the New Orleans Saints traveled en masse to Minnesota, they watched Stefon Diggs score on a last-second touchdown to wipe them out of the playoffs. Following the so-named Minneapolis Miracle, the Saints will make their return trip to... more

Many Dallas Cowboys fans blanched at the first-round price it cost to pry Amari Cooper away from the Oakland Raiders. Speaking Tuesday on 103.5 The Fan in Dallas, coach Jason Garrett defended paying such a high price for a receiver who is amid anot... more

There are plenty of opportunities to criticize New York Giants coach Pat Shurmur for Monday night's 23-20 loss to the Atlanta Falcons, from the early-game play-calling, to his red-zone offense unable to take advantage of a porous defense, to his clo... more

Jon Gruden insisted he's not shopping Amari Cooper, but that isn't stopping teams from doing their due diligence. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Sunday morning that the Dallas Cowboys are one team that has checked in on the availability... more

The Oakland Raiders got some bad bye-week news. Jon Gruden's team will be without it's best offensive player when it returns from the week off. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Friday that running back Marshawn Lynch is out at least a mont... more

Less than 12 hours after Cardinals head coach Steve Wilks said it was "premature " to talk about changes following the 45-10 loss to the Denver Broncos on Thursday night, Arizona made a move. The Cards fired offensive coordinator Mike McCoy, NFL... more

Much has been made about Le'Veon Bell versus James Conner, whenever the former decides to finally show up to work for the Pittsburgh Steelers. The debates are mostly left to fans and media, however. Conner said Thursday on FOX Sports that he's "s... more

Matt LaFleur's first season as an NFL play-caller has been one wild roller-coaster so far. Early this season the Tennessee Titans offensive coordinator was forced to game-plan around Marcus Mariota's bum elbow. Now he's back to the drawing board... more

Outmanned. Unprepared. Sloppy. Outworked. Lousy. Deplorable. Pick any negative word, and you could probably use it to describe the Arizona Cardinals' performance Thursday night in a 45-10 shellacking versus the Denver Broncos. "Definitely... more

Von Miller declared earlier in the week, "we're going to kick their ass " in reference to Thursday night's tilt versus the Arizona Cardinals. Then the pass rusher went out and backed up his prediction in a 45-10 rout . Miller helped a Broncos def... more

T.Y. Hilton is making his way back from missing the past two games due to a hamstring injury. The Indianapolis Colts receiver told reporters on Wednesday he will test out his injury today and Thursday, on a restricted basis. We'll likely to know... more

With rookie Josh Allen sidelined, the Buffalo Bills will turn to a veteran under center. Coach Sean McDermott announced Wednesday that Derek Anderson will start Sunday's tilt versus the Indianapolis Colts. Allen remains week-to-week after damagi... more

Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan is shutting down his efforts to buy Wembley Stadium. Khan and the Football Association announced Wednesday that the Jacksonville Jaguars owner has withdrawn his unsolicited offer to purchase the London stadium .... more

While Arizona Cardinals coach Steve Wilks offered candid and refreshing comments about his job status this week, offensive coordinator Mike McCoy stuck with the dull, trite, coach-speak. "We're preparing like every other week," McCoy said, via the... more

The New York Giants' struggling offense needs as much help as possible. That aid could come in the form of dynamic tight end Evan Engram. The pass-catching TE practiced on Tuesday after missing his third straight game due to a knee injury. Engram h... more

The Seattle Seahawks will use the rest of the season as a tribute for legendary owner Paul Allen, who died this week after battling cancer. "We're going to battle for him," Carroll said Tuesday, via The News Tribune . "You're either competing or y... more

A much-needed bye week arrives for the Oakland Raiders, who could use a reset after another disappointing loss . Jon Gruden's team fell to 1-5 on the season and currently sits in position for the No. 2 overall pick in the 2019 draft. When Oakland... more

Devonta Freeman will miss more than this week's game versus the New York Giants. The Atlanta Falcons running back is having groin surgery and will be placed on injured reserve, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. The move will keep Freeman o... more

The beef between Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict and the Pittsburgh Steelers isn't going away anytime soon. During Sunday's tilt, Burfict tossed an elbow at Steelers star receiver Antonio Brown, knocking the wideout out of the game br... more

Ohio State pass rusher Nick Bosa will prematurely end his college career and focus on his NFL future. The university announced Tuesday that Bosa intends to withdraw from school to focus on rehab and preparation for his professional career. The ju... more

Odell Beckham Jr. continues to receive heat stemming from his controversial interview with ESPN. Monday's iteration comes from New York Giants co-owner John Mara. "I wish he would create the headlines by his play on the field as oppose to what he... more

Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Teryl Austin doesn't regret the decision to go for an all-out blitz, playing cover-zero with no safety help on the play that allowed Antonio Brown to gallop to the end zone for the game-winning touchdown. Au... more

Albert Wilson gobbled up YAC Sunday like a starving man sitting down to a feast. The Miami Dolphins receiver took two short passes the distance in Sunday's overtime win over the Chicago Bears. The first was a wide receiver screen that Wilson danced... more

Perhaps the most surprising outcome of Week 6 was the Dallas Cowboys hanging 40 points on the Jacksonville Jaguars defense. Dak Prescott found receivers wide open seemingly all game. His favorite target, Cole Beasley, routinely galloped through gre... more

The San Francisco 49ers had Aaron Rodgers stopped. Except they didn't. DeForest Buckner dragged down the Green Bay Packers' quarterback with 43 seconds left in the fourth quarter of a tied game. The Packers would be forced to punt. But a yellow f... more

In just his second game back on the field after serving a four-game PED suspension , Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict is already embroiled in more controversy. The most notable hit came when the linebacker tossed an elbow at Antonio Br... more

After owning one of the worst defenses in the NFL through the first six weeks of the season, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are making a change. Defensive coordinator Mike Smith has been fired from his post, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport and NFL Netwo... more

Adam Thielen is a route-running magician, with sticky hands and speed to turn defensive backs into blackened toast. The Minnesota Vikings receiver earned his sixth straight 100-plus yard receiving day, with 11 receptions for 123 yards and one touch... more

Late in the first quarter, with the Denver Broncos trailing the high-flying Los Angeles Rams, 6-0, Emmanuel Sanders appeared to score a 44-yard touchdown over defensive back Troy Hill. Sanders got up in the end zone and approached Hill, wagging his... more

Ain't no party like a sack party, 'cause a sack party don't stop. Early in the fourth quarter on Sunday, the Baltimore Ravens compiled nine sacks of Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota, tying a team record. With just one drive left, they we... more

The Los Angeles Chargers rode into Cleveland and exorcized some demons. The last trip to the shores of Lake Erie, in 2016, the Chargers watched a field goal sail wide right, giving the Browns their only victory of that season. In Sunday's 38-14 r... more

Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs went toe-to-toe with Tom Brady, but committed the cardinal sin: Never leave the GOAT time on the clock. After the only punt of the game led to a New England field goal to put the Patriots up seven points,... more

Oakland Raiders coach Jon Gruden was in no mood to discuss trade rumors about receiver Amari Cooper following Sunday's blowout loss to the Seattle Seahawks in London. Cooper left the 27-3 defeat with a concussion after suffering a huge hit. "I d... more

Brocktober is in full effect. Brock Osweiler started in the Miami Dolphins' 31-28 overtime victory over the Chicago Bears on Sunday after quarterback Ryan Tannehill was ruled out because of a shoulder injury. After the game , Dolphins coach Adam... more

Dalvin Cook's return is delayed at least another week. The Minnesota Vikings' running back is officially out for Sunday's tilt versus the Arizona Cardinals. Cook was listed as questionable with a hamstring injury and was expected to return. Alas,... more

Former first-round pick Ereck Flowers found a new home. The Jacksonville Jaguars are signing the offensive tackle, the team announced Friday. The move comes as left tackle Josh Wells, who suffered a groin injury, heads to injured reserve. Wells c... more

Devonta Freeman is out again for the Atlanta Falcons. Falcons coach Dan Quinn announced Friday that the running back would miss Sunday's tilt versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with a foot injury. Freeman missed practices this week while battling a... more

The Los Angeles Rams' defense has been run over this season, including giving up 190 rushing yards last week to the Seattle Seahawks. "Terrible, without question," Ndamukong Suh said of the Rams' run D the past two weeks, via ESPN's Lindsey Thiry .... more

Eli Manning is Artax from The Neverending Story sinking in the Swamp of Sadness . A once great and much-loved horse slowly dissolving into the mud, his demise inevitable, painful. Giants fans, like Atreyu, can only run through the gambit of emotio... more

The Philadelphia Eagles entered Thursday night with rumors swirling about their running back room following Jay Ajayi's season-ending ACL injury . With Wendell Smallwood and Corey Clement the top tailbacks, would Howie Roseman trade for a running b... more

Saquon Barkley was the singular ray of sunshine on a dreary, depressing day for the New York Giants' offense in a 34-13 home loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. The rookie running back shimmered on a night his teammates went dark, toting the ball just... more

Joe Flacco's wife would prefer he act better than Jay Cutler. The Baltimore Ravens quarterback said Wednesday that his better half has given him grief for his unenthusiastic approach to lining up wide when Lamar Jackson takes over under center. "... more

Deshaun Watson took a pummeling in Sunday night's victory over the Dallas Cowboys, but the Houston Texans quarterback expects to play this week versus the Buffalo Bills. "For sure," Watson responded when asked if he would be good to go, via Deepi... more

In Week 5, the Seattle Seahawks enjoyed their best rushing game in what feels like eons. They did so with first-round pick Rashaad Penny anchored to the bench. Chris Carson and Mike Davis carried the load to the tune of 184 combined rushing yards o... more

Each week rookie running back Saquon Barkley has one or two jaw-dropping plays that remind how special he can be. Barkley is turning heads even of defensive opponents. Ahead of Thursday night's tussle between Philadelphia and New York, Eagles... more

Denzel Ward is making the Cleveland Browns front office look brilliant thus far. Much of the public tossed eyebrow-raised sideways glances toward the Browns brass when they drafted the Ohio State cornerback at No. 4 overall instead of pairing pass... more

With Le'Veon Bell expected to return to the Pittsburgh Steelers in the coming weeks -- assuming he isn't traded -- the question will be what will happen with James Conner's workload? The second-year back has had an up-and-down season but is one of... more

The Dallas Cowboys approach to the wide receiver position by gathering a plethora of No. 2 and 3 receivers hasn't had the desired effect in Dallas. The Cowboys don't have a single player with 200 yards receiving for the season -- by contrast, there... more

It's dot-connecting season in the NFL. With the Philadelphia Eagles losing Jay Ajayi to an ACL tear and the Buffalo Bills in rebuild-mode, could LeSean McCoy make a return to Philly? NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported that there is interes... more

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are keeping Ali Marpet around for the long-haul. The team announced Tuesday the left guard agreed to terms on a new six-year contract that keeps him in Tampa through the 2023 season. The 2015 second-round pick was in the... more

Evan Engram is on pace to return after missing the past two weeks with a knee injury. New York Giants coach Pat Shurmur said Tuesday that the tight end would be "full speed" during today's practice. The coach added that Engram has a chance to retur... more

The world will get to witness more Patrick Mahomes in prime time. The NFL is flexing the Week 7, Cincinnati Bengals-Kansas City Chiefs tilt to Sunday Night Football on Oct. 21, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported, per a source informed of the... more

With Leonard Fournette set to miss his fourth game of the season due to a hamstring injury, and Corey Grant on injured reserve, the Jacksonville Jaguars will work out a few running backs. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported the Jags are brin... more

After generating wins facing two teams that have had middling success consistently putting points on the board, Bill Belichick's squad will take on the NFL's No. 1 scoring offense this week. The Kansas City Chiefs bring a rolling offense to Foxboro... more

Exiting the bye week, one question in Chicago is what role running back Jordan Howard will have in Matt Nagy's offense moving forward. The running back has seen his role reduced each week and has struggled to churn out consistent yards since the... more

The Denver Broncos lost their ninth road game in 10 tries during coach Vance Joseph's tenure after Sunday's beatdown by the New York Jets in New Jersey. After another disappointing loss, the embattled coach suggested he's looking at making changes... more

The Washington Redskins left New Orleans not only mentally battered but physically bruised following the blowout loss. Adrian Peterson was among several Redskins players to leave hurt. NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported Tuesday that the running... more

Josh Norman got burned on the field, benched, then blistered again after the game. Coming out in the second half of Monday night's blowout loss to the New Orleans Saints, Norman stood on the sideline when the Washington Redskins took the field, rep... more

Marquette King is done in Denver. After being placed on injured reserve over the weekend , the punter said he's been released, per NFL Network's Jim Trotter. King added he would not have surgery for an abductor injury but will rest and rehab for... more

The Jacksonville Jaguars will be without Leonard Fournette for at least one more week. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported the running back will miss Sunday's game against the Dallas Cowboys with his hamstring injury, per sources informed of... more

The Carolina Panthers defense will get a boost for the stretch run. Linebacker Thomas Davis returns after sitting out four games due to a PED suspension. Look who's back?! pic.twitter.com/eXrIWpyS4k ā?? Carolina Panthers (@Panthers) October 8,... more

Jason Garrett's decision to punt on 4th-and-1 from his own side of the field in overtime against the Houston Texans is ripe to be scrutinized. Even the Dallas Cowboys' owner didn't care for the call. "We were being outplayed. It's time for risks... more

Sean McVay was going to punt the ball back to Russell Wilson in Seattle with the game on the line. Then his players changed his mind. "Initially we talked about punting it," McVay said after Sunday's 33-31 win over the Seahawks, via the Rams'... more

Odell Beckham Jr. isn't happy with the New York Giants' passing attack, and it goes beyond the need to "play with some heart ." In a wide-ranging interview with ESPN's Josina Anderson that aired in full on Sunday before Big Blue's game versus the... more

Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator John DeFilippo wants to run the ball. That will be difficult if his top back can't play. Coach Mike Zimmer said Thursday that Dalvin Cook is set to be questionable for Sunday's showdown versus the Philadelph... more

The Green Bay Packers will practice Thursday without their top three receivers. Ā» Davante Adams is working with the rehab group on Thursday, coach Mike McCarthy said. The No. 1 receiver left Wednesday's practice with a calf injury. Ā» Randall C... more

The Minnesota Vikings spent the offseason adding pieces to what most thought was a Super Bowl-caliber roster. With back-to-back losses, Mike Zimmer's team slipped to 1-2-1 on the season. Heading to Philadelphia for a rematch of last season's NFC... more

New England Patriots receiver Julian Edelman prepared for his 2018 debut on Thursday by spending time at one of Boston's other premier franchises. Edelman spent time training at the Celtics' new facility, ESPN reported , including using the basketb... more

As a rookie, Xavien Howard got his 'Welcome to the NFL' moment from Cincinnati Bengals receiver A.J. Green. During a 2016 Thursday Night Football tilt, Green went up and snatched the ball over the Miami Dolphins corner for a big gain. Howard has no... more

Patrick Mahomes has lit the NFL world on fire through four weeks. The Kansas City Chiefs quarterback has thrown for 14 touchdowns, averaged 300 passing yards per game, a 126.5 passer rating and has zero turnovers. After Monday night's stirring... more

Muhammad Wilkerson's leg injury dashed his 2018 season but shouldn't threaten his career. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported that Dr. Robert Anderson informed the defensive lineman that he's expected to make a full recovery from ankle surger... more

Please bow your head in prayer for Deshaun Watson. The Houston Texans quarterback has taken an absolute beating through four games. Coming off a torn ACL, Watson has been sacked 17 times, second-most in the NFL behind Buffalo Bills rookie Josh Al... more

The Atlanta Falcons will get a boost on offense but will lose another defender. Speaking on 92.9 The Game on Wednesday, coach Dan Quinn said Devonta Freeman is back at practice this week and he expects the running back to play. Freeman was listed... more

One big reinforcement will be back for the New Orleans Saints in Week 5. The return of bruising running back Mark Ingram from suspension will buffer an offense that has overly relied on Alvin Kamara through the first four weeks. Coach Sean Payton... more

Eli Manning was handed the keys to a supposed sports car this season, stocked with a supped-up engine, satellite radio, seat-warmers, the works. He's driving it like a soccer mom taking the Volvo to practice. The New York Giants spent the offseason... more

The Dallas Cowboys won't be missing their best player in Sunday's all-Texas showdown. Owner Jerry Jones said Tuesday morning on 105.3 The Fan that Ezekiel Elliott will be good to go for Sunday night's tilt versus the Houston Texans, via Jon Machot... more

The Los Angeles Rams are making another kicker change as they wait for Greg Zuerlein to get healthy. The Rams waived stand-in Sam Ficken and signed veteran Cairo Santos, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported Tuesday. L.A. also worked out Kai Forba... more

Welcome to the pass-happy, explosive NFL. We hope you enjoy your time. Through four weeks, football fans have been treated to a deluge of high-scoring affairs, including an overflowing amount of passing touchdowns. According to NFL Research, ther... more

Sorry, Fantasy Football fans, Matt Patricia hates you. The Detroit Lions coach also hates fun, pencil cases and unicorns -- I'm guessing on that last one, but it feels correct. Kerryon Johnson is clearly the Lions' best back, yet Patricia said Mo... more

The Philadelphia Eagles are off to a 2-2 start through one month of their Super Bowl defense. Instead of panicking, coach Doug Pederson took a measured approach following Sunday's overtime loss in Tennessee, noting the Eagles need to play with a gr... more

Next Monday night will mark a #RevengeGame for Adrian Peterson. The running back, however, said he has no beef with the New Orleans Saints. "I don't have any enemies down there," Peterson said, via the Washington Post . "It was a wonderful city. Th... more

The Pittsburgh Steelers' defense continues to be a sieve with more holes than a public street. Mike Tomlin's team has allowed 400-plus total yards in three straight weeks. The last time a Steelers team performed that lousy for a three-game stretch... more

And on the eighth day, God made Patrick Mahomes. God saw what he had made, and it was very good. The Kansas City Chiefs' second-year quarterback shined late in Monday night's 27-23 come-from-behind victory over the Broncos in Denver. The key... more

Earl Thomas's broken leg sends him into free agency in the offseason with an unknown future. The All-Pro safety wasn't the only one who lost out due to the injury. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported on Monday's edition of The Aftermath t... more

It just took one half of football for Jameis Winston to get his starting job back. Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Dirk Koetter said Monday that Winston would start against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 6, after the team's bye. The move seemed a formali... more

The ankle injury that knocked Rob Gronkowski from Sunday's win isn't considered serious. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported that Gronk is considered day-to-day with the ankle issue, per a source informed of the situation. While the Patriots... more

When Earl Thomas went down with a broken leg in Sunday's win over the Arizona Cardinals, it underscored the reason the safety held out trying to get a new contract. Thomas caved on his holdout, and now will miss the rest of the season before likely... more

Two AFC South coaches sit at opposite ends of the second-guessing spectrum following Sunday's overtime games. While Indianapolis Colts coach Frank Reich gets questioned for going for it on fourth down not playing for the tie, Tennessee Titans coach M... more

The New England Patriots test drove their new playmaker in a low-stress situation. In Sunday's blowout win over the Miami Dolphins, new receiver Josh Gordon played just 15 snaps, corralling his only two targets from Tom Brady for 32 yards. "It's... more

Through the first three weeks, the Chicago Bears' offense looked stunted, shaky, and a shell of what we expected with new coach Matt Nagy. Then Sunday happened. It all seemed to coalesce for quarterback Mitchell Trubisky against a bad Tampa Bay... more

Several NFL teams will get key pieces back on the field entering Week 5. Among the players eligible to rejoin their teams this week after serving four-game suspensions: Patriots WR Julian Edelman  Saints RB Mark Ingram  Bengals LB Vontaze Bur... more

Box scores mean diddly to Aaron Rodgers. The Green Bay Packers shut out the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, 22-0, yet Rodgers was agitated with the play of his unit. "We were terrible on offense," Rodgers said, via the team's official website . "I don't... more

September

The Fitzmagic finally fizzled out. Jameis Winston took over for Ryan Fitzpatrick to open the second half of Sunday's 48-10 loss to the Chicago Bears. Tampa Bay trailed 38-3 when Winston came on in relief. After Fitzpatrick became the first player... more

The Chicago Bears will try to keep the Tampa Bay Buccaneers offense stymied in the second half without one of their top defensive linemen. Akiem Hicks was ejected in the second quarter of Sunday's til t for pushing an official. Hicks got the boot... more

If a team wants to pry Earl Thomas from the Seahawks, they'll have to pay. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported that Seattle's price in any trade talks for Thomas is two second-round picks, according to a source informed of the situation.... more

Josh Gordon will make his debut in a Patriots jersey. The receiver is officially active for New England's divisional tilt versus the Miami Dolphins. Gordon was listed as questionable while dealing with a hamstring injury suffered before the trade... more

Devonta Freeman will miss another game. Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn said Friday that the running back made progress through the week, but will sit out of Sunday's matchup with the Cincinnati Bengals. Freeman will miss his third straight game... more

The Dallas Cowboys' offense stands in stark contrast to much of the high-flying productions we've seen through three weeks. While the likes of Jared Goff and Patrick Mahomes are soaring above the treetops, Dak Prescott is slogging through the mud.... more

Baker Mayfield put the Cleveland Browns on his back in his first NFL appearance, zipping passes, opening up the offense, dodging defenders and dropping dimes. If there was one caveat to the rookie's first work, it was, as Jamal Adams suggested, the... more

The Denver Broncos enter their Week 4 tilt with what heretofore has been a nearly impossible task: Stopping Patrick Mahomes and the explosive Kansas City Chiefs offense. Through three games, the Chiefs lead the NFL in scoring with a whopping 39.3 p... more

Mike Zimmer has been around the block a couple of hundred times. The 62-year-old has been coaching football since first getting a part-time assistant gig at the University of Missouri in 1979. His 39 years in coaching include joining the NFL with the... more

The Los Angeles Rams are a souped-up Lamborghini Veneno speeding down the Pacific Coast Highway with the top down, nary a care in the world. Thursday night's Showtime performance at the L.A. Coliseum against a presumed fellow NFC power gave the Ram... more

Joe Mixon didn't practice again Thursday, but the Cincinnati Bengals running back sounded optimistic he wouldn't be out much longer. Mixon said he's "feeling great" while running and cutting. The second-year running back underwent a knee scope af... more

The Tennessee Titans are officially parting ways with receiver Rishard Matthews. General manager Jon Robinson confirmed Thursday that Matthews reached out to team brass earlier in the week requesting a trade or release . The GM said he explored tra... more

Eric Reid finally found a home. The Carolina Panthers announced Thursday morning they've signed the safety, who joined Colin Kaepernick in kneeling during the national anthem in 2016 to protest social injustice and racial inequality. The one-year... more

Questions about Andrew Luck's arm strength predictably continued this week after the Indianapolis Colts quarterback was replaced by Jacoby Brissett for a failed Hail Mary attempt in Sunday's loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. After coach Frank Reich... more

Under Sean McVay, the Los Angeles Rams have been an offensive juggernaut. There was one particular game, however, in which his offense was stymied: last season's Week 11 loss in Minnesota, in which the Rams scored a season-low seven points and tota... more

Drew Brees set the NFL record for completion percentage in 2017 with a 72.0 connection rate for the season. Through three games in 2018, the future Hall of Fame quarterback is on pace to make that mark seem inaccurate. Brees is currently connecting... more

Each week since injuring his knee in the season opener, Aaron Rodgers has sat out practice Wednesday through Friday, taken part Saturday and played Sunday. The Green Bay Packers starting quarterback missing practice time during the week seems to be... more

The Tennessee Titans added insurance to their quarterback room. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported the Titans are signing free agent Austin Davis , per a source informed of the move. Adding a backup quarterback became necessary for Tenness... more

The Minnesota Vikings' offense could have their workhorse running back on the field for a big NFC showdown in Los Angeles. Coach Mike Zimmer said Tuesday there is a "possibility" Dalvin Cook plays Thursday night against the Rams (a game airing on F... more

One of the most influential owners in the NFL doesn't like the direction the league has taken with roughing the passer penalties. Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Tuesday morning on 105.3 The Fan that the emphasis has changed the game "as much... more

The 2018 NFL is an offensive firehose, with team's lighting up the scoreboard, quarterbacks like Ryan Fitzpatrick and Patrick Mahomes dive bombing defenses, and receivers like Michael Thomas and Brandin Cooks morphing into uncoverable transformers.... more

The New England Patriots are 1-2. The Miami Dolphins are 3-0. Entering Sunday's divisional tilt, Dolphins coach Adam Gase couldn't give a hoot in a rainstorm about the above fact. "Nothing. Zero," Gase said when asked how much stock he put in the... more

Greg Olsen avoided going on injured reserve after fracturing his right foot, and the Carolina Panthers tight end believes he's ahead of the game in his recovery. "Yeah, I'm way ahead of the curve," Olsen said Monday, via David Newton of ESPN . "Las... more

Indianapolis Colts coach Frank Reich replaced Andrew Luck with Jacoby Brissett for the final heave of Sunday's loss in Philadelphia. The move spurred a trove of questions about Luck's ability to throw the ball deep coming off shoulder surgery. Both... more

Tom Brady once faced the test Jimmy Garoppolo confronts, a grueling rehab after a knee injury took him out while the season was still young. "I feel terrible for him," Brady said Monday on WEEI in Boston . "It's a tough injury. I feel bad for Jimmy... more

The Miami Dolphins' impressive defense suffered an injury blow in Sunday's win over the Oakland Raiders. Defensive end William Hayes suffered a torn ACL, coach Adam Gase said Monday, relaying that the pass rusher was injured while trying to avoid... more

Matt Ryan played a ridiculous game Sunday afternoon in Atlanta. The Falcons still lost. Ryan's stat line: 374 yards on 26-of-34 passing, 74.3 completion percentage, a whopping 10.7 yards per attempt average, five touchdown passes and zero intercep... more

The Pittsburgh Steelers previously dismissed any trade overtures for Le'Veon Bell. Now the team has decided to at least listen. The Steelers have received a few inquiries from teams looking to trade for the franchised running back, and they have no... more

As far as NFL debuts go, it's hard to beat Efe Obada's first game. The Nigerian-born Panthers defensive end earned a sack and an interception of Andy Dalton in Carolina's 31-21 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday afternoon. "I'm over t... more

The box score shows Ezekiel Elliott pounded the Seattle Seahawks on the ground for 127 yards on 16 carries, a whopping 7.9 yards per tote average. Yet it was the plays the star running back didn't make that stood out in the 24-13 defeat. "That loss... more

Joique Bell, Theo Riddick, Reggie Bush, George Winn, Ameer Abdullah, Zach Zenner, Dwayne Washington, Justin Forsett, Tion Green, LeGarrette Blount, Kerryon Johnson. The above running backs each toted the rock for the Detroit Lions since Reggie Bush... more

The Josh Rosen era appears to be underway in the desert. The Arizona Cardinals rookie quarterback replaced Sam Bradford for the final minutes of Sunday's 16-14 loss to the Chicago Bears. "Well, I felt like we needed a spark," coach Steve Wilks sa... more

The Bills shocked the world Sunday afternoon. In a game that most people thought would be a bust in Minneapolis, Buffalo ended up destroying the Vikings 27-6. Coming out of halftime, CBS sideline reporter Tracy Wolfson relayed a comment from Mike... more

Marcus Mariota is heading on a positive trajectory, but the Tennessee Titans will wait a day to decide if the quarterback can start Sunday versus the Jacksonville Jaguars. Coach Mike Vrabel said Friday that Mariota is moving in the right direction... more

Hue Jackson watched some film of Thursday night's win but still isn't ready to name a starting quarterback. The Cleveland Browns' coach said he would take his time deciding between Baker Mayfield and Tyrod Taylor. "Yeah I think until I'm able to... more

Dalvin Cook will miss his first game of the 2018 season. The Minnesota Vikings running back is out for Sunday's game against the Buffalo Bills, coach Mike Zimmer said Friday. Cook missed practice this week while nursing a hamstring injury suffer... more

Through two games there is enough blame to go around for the Seattle Seahawks' offensive struggles. On Thursday, it was offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer's turn to embrace fault for an offense ranked 27th in yards per game and 22nd in scor... more

The streak is finally over. After 635 days and 19 straight games without a win, victory in Cleveland. As Baker Mayfield rightfully soaks in the admiration after leading a 14-point comeback, the rest of the Browns veterans sounded relieved to have t... more

Rob Gronkowski popped up on the New England Patriots injury report, but it appears to be precautionary. Gronk was listed as limited in practice with an ankle injury on Thursday. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported on Good Morning Football  ... more

There are two sides to every coin. While Baker Mayfield was the toast of a nation Thursday night, Sam Darnold found out how short the honeymoon period can be when you play in New York. A mere 11 days after the rookie quarterback was crowned the k... more

The Tennessee Titans are on the mend. Quarterback Marcus Mariota ramped up his workload in practice on Thursday, taking most of the reps, coach Mike Vrabel told reporters, via ESPN's Turron Davenport . Due to lingering numbness in his elbow, Mari... more

Julio Jones dismissed concerns about his calf injury. The Atlanta Falcons receiver told reporters being held out of practice was "precautionary" and that he felt "some tightness" during last week's game, per Kelsey Conway of the team's official web... more

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry is active for tonight's game versus the New York Jets on Thursday Night Football , the team announced. Landry was listed as questionable with a knee injury after being a limited participant in practice a... more

With the Philadelphia Eagles dealing with a banged-up wide receiver corps, you'd think a pass catching second-round tight end would be more involved. Through two weeks, you'd be wrong. Dallas Goedert, the No. 49 overall pick, has played just 32 tot... more

Phillip Lindsay knew what it meant to ask for Terrell Davis' No. 30 jersey . The undrafted rookie running back then spent the first two weeks of the season impressing the Hall of Fame running back. Lindsay became the first undrafted free agent in N... more

T.Y. Hilton sat out Wednesday's practice with a quad injury. The Indianapolis Colts receiver intimated on NFL Network's Good Morning Football that the rest was merely precautionary. "I'm feeling good. I'm still getting there. I should be fine.... more

After getting retribution against the New England Patriots last week, the Jacksonville Jaguars are on a mission to check another box off the revenge list. The Jags fell twice to the Tennessee Titans in 2017, including a 37-16 home blowout loss in w... more

Pete Carroll's assessment of Russell Wilson after two weeks: his quarterback is pressing. "I'm finding Russ over-trying a little bit," Carroll said Tuesday morning on ESPN 710, via the Seattle Times . "He's pressing in difficult situations to try a... more

The Cowboys brought back a familiar face to their receiving corps. Brice Butler tweeted on Tuesday that he's returned to Dallas. The team later confirmed the signing. Wow, never thought this would go down, but God's will always wins! Dallas y'al... more

Fantasy football fans of David Johnson are beginning to freak out after just two weeks. The consternation has been understandable. The Arizona Cardinals running back entered the season aiming for a 1,000/1,000 rushing and receiving season. At his... more

Defenders of Eli Manning will point to the painful play of the offensive line to explain the QB's struggles Sunday night in Dallas. The New York Giants quarterback, however, won't place all the blame on his blockers. "Combination of stuff,'' Mann... more

Mitchell Trubisky didn't impress his opponent during Monday night's 24-17 victory over the Seattle Seahawks. "He was OK. Nothing special. I feel like he was OK. [He's an] average quarterback," Seahawks defensive end Frank Clark told Eric Edholm of... more

The New England Patriots traded for a much-needed deep threat in Josh Gordon on Monday, which has the fan base dreaming of the Randy Moss years. Quarterback Tom Brady, however, pumped the brakes on Gordon stepping in to become a world-beating pres... more

The Minnesota Vikings made a kicker swap after just two weeks. The rookie is out. A veteran is expected to be brought in. The Vikings waived Daniel Carlson on Monday and signed Dan Bailey, the team confirmed the move on Tuesday. Carlson lasted tw... more

Carson Wentz is back. The Philadelphia Eagles announced Monday that Wentz has been medically cleared and will start Week 3 versus the Indianapolis Colts. "He's ready, ready to take the reins again and move forward," coach Doug Pederson said Monda... more

The Atlanta Falcons were without running back Devonta Freeman on Sunday, facing one of the best defensive fronts in the NFL. It didn't matter. Tevin Coleman dashed around the dome Sunday afternoon on a bevy of stretch runs and pitches to the tune o... more

The Steve Wilks era is off to a disastrous start. In two games, the Arizona Cardinals have been outscored 58-6, including Sunday's 34-0 shutout loss in Los Angeles to the Rams. In the face of these troubles, Wilks is re-evaluating everything. "... more

The Cleveland Browns announced on Saturday that they planned to release Josh Gordon on Monday. Now that seems unlikely to happen. Instead, the Browns are looking at obtaining compensation for the talented but troubled receiver. NFL Network Insid... more

Carson Wentz will be back on the field this week, but who he will be throwing the ball to remains a question mark. Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Mike Wallace suffered a fractured fibula and is expected to be sidelined a few weeks, coach Doug... more

Jalen Ramsey talked smack about Rob Gronkowski this offseason, then the corner's teammates went out and shut down the New England Patriots' tight end. Primarily covered by Jacksonville Jaguars safety Tashaun Gipson, Gronk compiled a measly two... more

Terrell Davis let the right man rock his No. 30 . Denver Broncos rookie Phillip Lindsay channeled the Hall of Fame running back through the first two weeks, becoming the first undrafted free agent in NFL history with 100-plus scrimmage yards in eac... more

Seven quarters of frustration built up for Detroit Lions running back LeGarrette Blount. It boiled over midway through the fourth quarter of Sunday's 30-27 loss to the San Francisco 49ers. Blount was ejected from the contest for a personal foul pen... more

Cam Newton was predictably peeved by Damontae Kazee's helmet-to-helmet hit in Sunday's 31-24 loss to the Atlanta Falcons. Kazee was ejected. "It was self-explanatory. What needed to happen, happened," the QB said, via Joe Person of The Athletic "T... more

Marcus Mariota will suit up for Sunday's tilt versus the Houston Texans. How much he'll play remains to be seen. The Tennessee Titans quarterback is officially active for Week 2, but Blaine Gabbert got the start over Mariota, which NFL Network... more

Anyone still worried about Ben Roethlisberger's injury can breathe a sigh of relief. The Pittsburgh Steelers' quarterback participated in Friday's practice, though he is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Kansas City Chiefs. Big... more

The Carolina Panthers aren't changing their plans due to Hurricane Florence. After practicing in Charlotte on Friday, Panthers coach Ron Rivera said the team plans to fly as originally scheduled to Atlanta on Saturday ahead of Sunday's game against... more

Marcus Peters paid tribute to Marshawn Lynch during his backward dive into the end zone on a pick-six in Monday night's victory over the Oakland Raiders. Now the Los Angeles Rams' corner must pay out of his pocket. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport... more

Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry played 14 snaps in the first quarter of Sunday's loss in Miami. The big back saw the field six times the rest of the game, per Next Gen Stats. Of the 20 total snaps, the bruising back touched the rock eig... more

Jalen Ramsey made headlines this offseason when he talked smack about Rob Gronkowski. Gronk brushed off those comments . The two will get a chance to settle the issue on the field Sunday when the Jacksonville Jaguars host the New England Patriots.... more

The Baltimore Ravens soared into Thursday night's tilt in Cincinnati on a high coming off a Week 1 blowout win. The defense was quickly brought out of the sky. The Ravens conceded four touchdowns on six first-half drives, including three straight... more

The Miami Dolphins offensive line played impressively in Week 1. Before the start of Week 2, the unit lost a key member for the season. Left guard Josh Sitton is out for the year with a torn rotator cuff, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported... more

Leonard Fournette believes his status for Sunday's tilt versus the New England Patriots could come down to the wire The Jacksonville Jaguars running back missed practices Wednesday and Thursday due to a hamstring injury. "I started running on it... more

Joey Bosa will miss his second game of the season. The Los Angeles Chargers pass rusher could be out even longer due to a bone bruise in his foot. Speaking on SiriusXM NFL Radio on Thursday, coach Anthony Lynn confirmed Bosa's injury could linger.... more

One game into Matt Patricia's tenure and the first-time head coach is already being questioned. Before Monday night's blowout loss to the New York Jets, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported on Good Morning Football Weekend he'd heard a lot about t... more

Sam Darnold's Week 1 performance induced a landslide of proclamations emanating from New York anointing the quarterback as the Jets' newfound savior. The head coach would like to pump the breaks just a tad, noting that Monday night's performance, w... more

With Josh Allen set to start his first career game Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers, the rest of the Buffalo Bills offense knows it must step up to help the rookie. The best aid Allen could receive in the Bills home opener is if LeSean McCo... more

Amari Cooper's first game under Jon Gruden was a dud. The receiver saw just three targets his way, earning one reception for a meager nine yards. It wasn't the start either the Raiders or Gruden anticipated for Cooper, whom the coach called the... more

Cam Newton will be without his favorite target for a long stretch once again. Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen re-fractured his right foot, the team announced Tuesday. Olsen will avoid surgery at this time and will be evaluated on a month-to-... more

With Hurricane Florence barreling towards the Atlantic coast, the Carolina Panthers are bracing for impact. NFL Network's Tiffany Blackmon reported Tuesday that the team is exploring three options: possibly staying put, finding a nearby university... more

Cincinnati Bengals safety Shawn Williams was ejected from Sunday's victory over the Indianapolis Colts after an unnecessary roughness hit to the head of quarterback Andrew Luck. Williams isn't sure what he could have done differently. "If you guys... more

Lost in the extravagant hoopla of New York crowning its latest king, Sam Darnold, was the return of receiver Quincy Enunwa. After missing all of 2017 due to a neck injury, Enunwa came out of the gate as Darnold's top target. The 26-year-old corrall... more

The New England Patriots are giving Corey Coleman another shot. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday that the Pats signed the former first-round receiver to a one-year contract, per a source informed of the deal. The team later made th... more

The Oakland Raiders got off to a solid start leading the Los Angeles Rams, 13-10, at halftime in Jon Gruden's return to the sideline. The Raiders smartly employed an offensive game plan to avoid Marcus Peters and Aqib Talib, heavily targeting tigh... more

The Detroit Lions offense stumbled out of the gate like an inebriated man leaving a late-night establishment. Matthew Stafford chucked four interceptions, including a pick-six. Several of Stafford's passes he had no business of even being attempted... more

The NFL is a cruel business that can stomp out a blooming bud before it has a chance to flower. The cold fact was no more evident than in Week 1, as each team aiming for a fresh start with a new coaching staff stumbled. Teams with new head coache... more

Jeremy Hill's season ended after just one week. The New England Patriots running back tore his ACL in the season-opening win over the Houston Texans and will be out for the season, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday, per a source info... more

The offseason angst over the revised helmet-to-helmet hitting policy slowed to a sputter as real games began. Through 14 regular season games -- with two Monday night tilts to be played -- referees penalized one player for a use of helmet foul, per... more

In a league where the value of dual-threat running backs increases by the season, Joe Mixon arrives at an opportune time. After a pedestrian rookie campaign, the Cincinnati Bengals running back burst out in Sunday's opening-week win over the... more

One of the most obvious storylines emanating from Week 1: Norv Turner won't force Cam Newton to be something he's not. Impersonating the new Carolina Panthers offensive coordinator, Newton relayed what he was told by Turner before Sunday's 16-8 vic... more

In his first football Sunday without an NFL team, Dez Bryant played the role of social media commentator. The ex-Dallas Cowboys receiver spent the day on Twitter. When he wasn't suggesting he'd enjoy playing for the New England Patriots or Washing... more

During the offseason, Von Miller watched fellow defensive players get large sacks of money, making his $19 million per season look like a bargain. On Sunday, Miller went out and reminded us he's still a Defensive Player of the Year candidate. The... more

Deshaun Watson's return from season-ending knee injury didn't go as planned. The Houston Texans quarterback struggled Sunday afternoon in a 27-20 loss at Foxborough to the New England Patriots, completing just 50 percent of 34 passes for 176 yards,... more

Bengals safety Shawn Williams was kicked out of the Cincinnati's 34-23 win over the Indianapolis Colts after a huge helmet-to-helmet hit on quarterback Andrew Luck. Williams' ejection was for unnecessary roughness and it did not fall under the NFL's... more

An injury-filled offseason continues to plague the Los Angeles Chargers. Pass rusher Joey Bosa will miss the opening-week game against the Kansas City Chiefs, the Chargers announced. Bosa has been battling a foot injury that had healed before he... more

The Atlanta Falcons lost not only Thursday night's game, but a vital member of the defense. Safety Keanu Neal is out for the season after suffering a knee injury in the loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, the team announced Friday. NFL Network Insider... more

David Johnson will return to the playing field in Week 1 versus the Washington Redskins, but he won't have a new deal. The Arizona Cardinals and the running back have had contracts talks, but the two sides are not expected to come to an agreement b... more

The Philadelphia Eagles' offense struggled in Thursday night's season-opening win. That will happen when two of your best players are standing on the sideline. Carson Wentz appears a few weeks from returning to action. Ditto for Alshon Jeffery. T... more

Eagles fans sliding into bed in the wee hours Friday morning after Thursday night's opening week 18-12 victory over the Atlanta Falcons hopefully said a thank you prayer for Jim Schwartz's defense, because the offense has a lot of work to do. Nick... more

This time Julio Jones caught the ball. The Atlanta Falcons still lost. In a near-mirrored version of last year's playoff loss in Philadelphia, the Falcons drove to the red zone in the north end of Lincoln Financial Field with the game on the line.... more

Jalen Ramsey is dealing with ankle soreness. The Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback popped up on Thursday's injury report. Tad Dickman, director of public relations for the club, noted that no injury occurred during practice , but Ramsey experienced s... more

Another member of the New York Giants is battling cancer. Big Blue's special teams coach Thomas McGaughey has been undergoing chemotherapy treatments the past two months. "This past offseason, they found a growth in my bowel duct. In that growth... more

The Indianapolis Colts' top running back is making his way toward a return. Marlon Mack was back at practice for the first time in almost a month on Thursday. The shifty back has been dealing with a hamstring injury since exiting the team's first... more

Each year it seems there is at least one team most forecasters dismiss, then, whammy! they're in the thick of a playoff race. One 2018 candidate: The Miami Dolphins. Most of the football world has written off the Dolphins heading into the 2018... more

Antonio Gates returned to the L.A. Chargers late in the game, but the 38-year-old is hoping to suit up for Week 1 versus the Kansas City Chiefs. "I've always been optimistic about playing in a game, whether I was injured or not here -- it didn't... more

To the surprise of few, Adrian Peterson finagled himself another starting gig. The 33-year-old running back will open the season as the Washington Redskins' backfield leader against his former team, the Arizona Cardinals, per NBC Sports Washington... more

The Rams want everyone to come to Los Angeles. That's the message we can take from chief operating officer Kevin Demoff, who admitted L.A. tried to swing a trade with the Oakland Raiders for Khalil Mack. "We offered a pretty aggressive package an... more

The heat surrounding Le'Veon Bell's absence ratcheted up several degrees on Wednesday, as Pittsburgh Steelers players unpredictably removed the kid gloves and took swipes at the running back through the media . Mostly lost in the barrage of player... more

While Ben Roethlisberger and other Pittsburgh Steelers players prepare to open the season against the Cleveland Browns, tensions seem to be ratcheting up with Le'Veon Bell and the organization. The Pro Bowl running back has yet to report to sign h... more

New York Giants tight end Evan Engram is ready to roll. Coach Pat Shurmur announced Wednesday that Engram is out of concussion protocol, and he will take off the red non-contact jersey. Engram suffered a concussion in the Giants' third preseason... more

The biggest question heading into Thursday's opening night kickoff between the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles and the Atlanta Falcons is which Nick Foles will show up. Will we see the Foles that lit up the playoffs, and the New England Pat... more

Blake Bortles turned the ball over a career-low 16 times in 2017, including 13 interceptions. Despite watching Bortles' best season protecting the ball, it was not good enough for Doug Marrone. The coach's goal: zero. "Zero turnovers," Marrone sa... more

The outside world hasn't seen much of Ezekiel Elliott this summer as the Dallas Cowboys running back didn't see a snap during the preseason. His teammates, however, report that we should expect a new and improved Zeke in 2018. "Just the way he's... more

Philadelphia Eagles running back Jay Ajayi is on pace for Thursday night's season-opening kickoff versus the Atlanta Falcons. Ajayi was listed as a full participant in practice on Tuesday after being limited on Monday. The 25-year-old tailback s... more

Davis Webb found a new job, and he didn't have to travel far for it. The New York Jets announced they've signed Webb to their practice squad. The Jets released QB John Wolford in a corresponding move. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported tha... more

The Philadelphia Eagles brought back receiver Markus Wheaton ahead of Thursday night's season opener. The team announced it signed the wideout, who was cut over the weekend. In a corresponding move, the Eagles placed tight end Richard Rodgers o... more

One of the biggest question marks entering the 2018 season is how the Houston Texans defense will jell early on. While the offseason focus has mainly been on the health of J.J. Watt and Jadeveon Clowney, the addition of Tyrann Mathieu has flown und... more

Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert released a statement Monday saying he was "disappointed " that running back Le'Veon Bell has not rejoined his teammates yet. Those teammates, however, don't seem to be fretting much about Bell's... more

The Buffalo Bills ended a summer-long quarterback competition naming Nathan Peterman the starter on Monday . While many spent the past few months scoffing at the idea of the second-year quarterback winning the starting gig, Peterman's coach believes... more

Cuts roundup Cuts tracker Waivers roundup Practice squad tracker The Braxton Miller experiment is over in Houston. The Houston Texans waived the wideout Friday, noting that the team attempted to shop Miller but found no takers. Jo... more

The Chicago Bears needed pass rush help. They have landed one of the best in the NFL. After the Bears traded for Oakland Raiders pass rusher Khalil Mack on Saturday, they promptly signed him to a six-year, $141 million contract extension, a source... more

The Dallas Cowboys have cut the best kicker in franchise history. The team released Dan Bailey on Saturday. It was a stunning move from the Cowboys, who signed the ultra-accurate Bailey to a seven-year $22.5 million contract in 2014. He had three... more

An offseason hampered by injuries struck again for the San Francisco 49ers. Starting running back Jerick McKinnon suffered what appears to be a concerning injury on Saturday, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport and NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported... more

The Baltimore Ravens finally gave up hope on Breshad Perriman. The team informed the receiver he will be released on Saturday, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. The Ravens shopped Perriman but found no takers, per Rapoport. The former... more

Mike Gillislee lost his battle for a roster spot. The New England Patriots cut the running back Saturday, Around The NFL's Herbie Teope reported Saturday. Kevin Duffy of the Boston Herald first reported the move. Gillislee was in a fight with J... more

The Carolina Panthers added reinforcements to their banged-up offensive line. The Panthers traded a draft pick for Detroit Lions backup offensive tackle Corey Robinson, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Saturday. The Lions later confirmed t... more

A second team has given up on Corey Coleman in less than a month. The Buffalo Bills are releasing the former first-round pick, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a source informed of the decision. The Bills acquired Coleman from the... more

The biggest offseason question for the Philadelphia Eagles looms in the coming days: Will Carson Wentz play Week 1? Eagles coach Doug Pederson has declined to say publicly whether the franchise quarterback will be cleared for contact in time for... more

Welcome to the worst day in the NFL calendar, cuts day. All 32 NFL teams must reduce their 90-man rosters to a maximum 53 players by 4 p.m. ET. In a process that already began, more than 1,100 men will lose their jobs. Brutal. You can track eac... more

August

The Houston Texans are going young at the punter position. The team cut veteran Shane Lechler on Friday, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. John McClain of the Houston Chronicle first reported the news. The decision hands undrafted rook... more

Shaquem Griffin is the best story in the NFL right now. It's also one that might not end with the preseason. The one-handed linebacker impressed again in Thursday night's preseason finale . Griffin compiled eight tackles versus the Oakland Raiders,... more

For months Khalil Mack has been silent as he holds out in hopes the Oakland Raiders give him a massive new contract. Thursday night he broke the silence. Mack commented on a tweet from Ted Nguyen of The Athletic, which showed the Raiders pass rushe... more

With NFL teams slashing their rosters from 90 players to 53 before Saturday's 4 p.m. ET deadline, several well-known players could be in danger of losing their jobs over the next day and a half. Joining Good Morning Football on Friday morning, NFL... more

Josh Dobbs shined in the Pittsburgh Steelers' final preseason game versus the Carolina Panthers. Could the backup quarterback's good tape provide enough impetus for a team to trade for him? NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported on Good Morning... more

Back in March, when the New England Patriots traded for defensive back Jason McCourty it spawned a treasure trove of feel-good stories about the McCourty twins playing together again. Then practices started. Throughout training camp there have been... more

The New York Jets' trade of Teddy Bridgewater underscored an obvious fact: Sam Darnold is the Week 1 starter. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported that Darnold will start Week 1 against the Detroit Lions on Monday Night Football . Anyone wh... more

Paxton Lynch might be entering his final chance to prove he deserves a spot on the Denver Broncos' roster. Entering Thursday night's final preseason tilt versus the Arizona Cardinals, Lynch is firmly behind 2017 seventh-round pick Chad Kelly and st... more

Two backup quarterback gigs worked themselves out before the final preseason game. The Green Bay Packers traded quarterback Brett Hundley to the Seattle Seahawks, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported, per a source informed of the deal. NFL Network... more

The New Orleans Saints traded next year's first-round pick for the right to draft pass rusher Marcus Davenport. Now the team needs to figure out how to use the raw, talented player. Davenport missed the first two preseason games after undergoing t... more

The New England Patriots dwindling receiver corps snatched up most of the attention this offseason. Surprisingly little has been discussed about the biggest question mark on the roster back in May: Who would protect Tom Brady's blind side? The left... more

Roquan Smith is likely to sit out the Chicago Bears' fifth and final preseason game after suffering a hamstring strain following his lengthy contract dispute. Coach Matt Nagy, however, believes the rookie linebacker will be ready to play against th... more

Robert Ayers lasted a little more than 24 hours with the Detroit Lions. The team announced they released the pass rusher on Tuesday. The cut comes after the Lions signed Ayers on Monday . Ayers, 32, wasn't seen at Lions practice on Tuesday. Cle... more

The Giants made Odell Beckham Jr. the highest-paid wide receiver in the NFL , handing the league's most dynamic pass-catcher a $95 million extension, which keeps him ties to New York the next six seasons. Coming off a season-ending injury, getting... more

Despite missing the start of training camp due to a hamstring injury, Los Angeles Chargers first-round rookie Derwin James is in line to lock down a Week 1 starting gig. "That's what we're looking at right now," defensive coordinator Gus Bradley sa... more

Four preseasons ago, Ameer Abdullah was the hot-shot rookie sparking offseason storylines and drooling fans. Now the Detroit Lions running back might be the odd man out. With the Lions adding LeGarrette Blount and rookie Kerryon Johnson to go with... more

Larry Fitzgerald is a no-doubt future Hall of Famer. The 15-year veteran has been honored countless times over for both his on-field and off-field work. The Arizona Cardinals wideout, however, said speaking at Sen. John McCain's memorial will be on... more

Two crucial pieces to the Washington Redskins offense appear set for the regular season. Coach Jay Gruden spoke glowingly about running back Chris Thompson -- recovering from a broken leg -- and tight end Jordan Reed -- coming off toe surgery on bo... more

Odell Beckham Jr. didn't want to set foot on the field until he got a new contract. He won't have to. The New York Giants signed Beckham to a five-year, $95 million contract extension, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday, per sources... more

Marqise Lee is done for the season. The Jacksonville Jaguars will place the receiver on injured reserve after he suffered a knee injury during Saturday's preseason game versus the Atlanta Falcons. Lee will undergo surgery. Lee was injured after... more

Tom Brady's trainer Alex Guerrero has been a fascination of many media members since reported discord with the New England Patriots last season. Last week, NFL Network's Michael Giardi reported that Guerrero flew with the Patriots for the preseaso... more

A year ago, Houston was dealing with one of the most devastating natural disasters in U.S. history, Hurricane Harvey. Watching his community flood, J.J. Watt went to work, raising money to help those battered by Harvey. On Monday, the Justin J. W... more

Aaron Donald is set to play as many preseason snaps as quarterback Jared Goff: zero. The difference between the two is that the Rams QB has been at practices, while the defensive tackle remains in a protracted holdout. Rams coach Sean McVay addre... more

The Cincinnati Bengals swarmed Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen in Sunday afternoon's third preseason tilt . The underrated Cincy defensive front dominated a restructured Bills offensive line, tossing aside blockers as if they were Raggedy Ann do... more

Cleveland Browns No. 4 overall pick Denzel Ward avoided major injury after leaving the third preseason game following a tackle. Ward was diagnosed with back spasms, and the team was being cautious holding out the starting corner. Browns defensive... more

The New York Giants avoided a major injury to a key defensive player. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday morning that pass rusher Olivier Vernon suffered just a sprained ankle in practice Sunday, based on initial tests, per a source... more

Kevin White finally found the end zone. The former first-round pick burned Kansas City Chiefs corner Orlando Scandrick on a nice stutter-and-go move for a 29-yard touchdown catch from backup quarterback Chase Daniel in the first quarter of the Bear... more

The Green Bay Packers did more than bring in coordinator Mike Pettine to improve a heretofore toothless defense, the team also imported two early-round rookies. Thus far in the preseason, first-round pick Jaire Alexander and second-rounder Josh Jac... more

Josh Gordon took the next leap in his return. The Cleveland Browns officially moved the receiver off the non-football injury list. NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said this means he's "cleared to return to all activities, including games." Clearin... more

Julius Thomas is hanging up his cleats to pursue a doctorate in psychology. The former tight end penned a retirement letter on The Players' Tribune detailing the reason he's walking away from football. "I'm ready to admit that I'm OK with giving... more

A.Q. Shipley won't head into free agency while rehabbing a torn ACL after all. The Arizona Cardinals announced they've signed the veteran center to a one-year contract extension through 2019. The 32-year-old offensive lineman suffered a season-en... more

Cleveland Browns quarterback Tyrod Taylor returned to Thursday night's preseason game versus the Philadelphia Eagles after an injury scare, but didn't get out completely unscathed. Browns coach Hue Jackson told reporters Friday that Taylor suffere... more

The Baltimore Ravens No. 25 overall pick is likely to miss the start of the 2018 season after suffering an injury. NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported that rookie tight end Hayden Hurst has a stress fracture in his foot and will undergo a procedur... more

A second team has cut defensive tackle Chris Baker in a six-month span. The Cincinnati Bengals announced Friday they terminated the veteran's contract. The move comes six months after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers jettisoned Baker after just one seaso... more

An unlikely hero emerged from the darkness to push the Buffalo Bills to their first playoff appearance in 17 years. The man who would help hoist the Bills to the playoffs didn't wear a Buffalo jersey, doesn't live in Western New York and certainly wa... more

Nick Foles looked like a shell of the Super Bowl MVP on Thursday night's 5-0 loss to Cleveland. The Philadelphia Eagles quarterback struggled to connect with backup receivers, looked uncomfortable in the pocket and made several boneheaded decisions... more

Myles Garrett can be a golden god . During Thursday night's preseason outing versus the Philadelphia Eagles, Garrett looked every bit the dominant, soul-eating, chiseled beast we were promised when the Cleveland Browns selected the pass rusher No.... more

The Indianapolis Colts might not have their presumptive starting running back ready for the regular season opener. Colts coach Frank Reich said it's "no slam dunk" that Marlon Mack is ready for Week 1, per Zak Keefer of the Indy Star . Mack has... more

Kickers get paid, too. The Pittsburgh Steelers signed Chris Boswell to a new five-year contract the team announced Thursday, locking him in through the 2022 season. The deal is worth just under $20 million, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport report... more

Heading into the third game of the preseason one year ago, the Jacksonville Jaguars benched Blake Bortles in favor of Chad Henne. After winning back the starting gig and leading the Jags deep into the playoffs for the first time in a decade, Bortle... more

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson has struggled from the pocket during his first three preseason appearances. The first-round rookie's most dynamic moments have been when he's on the run. The Ravens, however, don't want Jackson to continue t... more

Adrian Peterson has participated in one single preseason game in the past six years. The outing was last year with the New Orleans Saints in the third preseason game. The running back took six carries for 15 yards that day. After signing with the... more

The Green Bay Packers aren't trying to ship out Aaron Rodgers' senior-most target. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported that the Packers are not shopping Randall Cobb and expect him to contribute, despite some teams checking on the availabilit... more

Steve Keim returned to his post with the Arizona Cardinals on Wednesday, the team announced. The general manager was suspended for five weeks , beginning July 17, following his DUI arrest on July 4. The team also fined Keim $200,000. Wednesday wa... more

The Kansas City Chiefs thinned out the backfield ahead of the team's third preseason game. The Chiefs announced the release of running back Charcandrick West on Wednesday. With Kareem Hunt set to be a dual-threat workhorse and Spencer Ware return... more

Teddy Bridgewater's comeback has been the best story of the preseason . The New York Jets' backup quarterback has been phenomenal, dropping dimes, firing lasers and looking like an NFL starter. Bridgewater's performance reminds that he was once th... more

The Minnesota Vikings' loaded defense added even more firepower. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport and NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported Wednesday morning that free-agent safety George Iloka signed a one-year deal with the Vikings, per sources... more

Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh took some flak for recently commenting on an Instagram post about his former team. The ex-Miami Dolphin commented "Right up the Gut lol," on a video posted on the NFL's Instagram account showing Carol... more

New York Giants rookie running back Saquon Barkley has missed Big Blue's past eight practices while nursing a hamstring strain. Quarterback Eli Manning said Tuesday that the missed work, including last week's preseason game, is concerning for a roo... more

It didn't take long for Jon Ryan to land on his feet. A day after the Seattle Seahawks granted the punter his release , Ryan found a new home. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports that the punter has signed a deal with the Bills, per a source... more

Carolina Panthers left tackle Matt Kalil underwent a scope to clean up his right knee and is week-to-week, the team announced Tuesday. "Matt Kalil traveled to Florida on Monday to receive a second opinion on his right knee from Dr. James Andrews,"... more

Tennessee Titans receiver Taywan Taylor might be earning praise from LeBron James , but it's Rishard Matthews that's getting the Benjamins. The Titans and the receiver agreed to a one-year extension through the 2019 season, the team announced Tuesd... more

Dallas Cowboys fans can breathe easier. Zack Martin should be fine. The All-Pro guard suffered a concerning injury during Saturday's preseason tilt versus the Cincinnati Bengals. Martin, however, confirmed that he avoided a major injury. "No, I t... more

If Joe Flacco felt pressure to perform a month ago, it's all but dissipated. The veteran has looked stellar with a revamped offensive cast around him. His main competition, first-round rookie Lamar Jackson, meanwhile has struggled to make the transit... more

A jittery Andrew Luck, by his own admission, did not play "very well" in Monday night's preseason tilt versus the Baltimore Ravens. The performance was a reminder that the chemistry and magic won't return simply by osmosis after more than a year awa... more

Before kicking off their first home preseason game of the year, the Minnesota Vikings honored the memory of offensive line coach Tony Sparano. Sparano died on July 22 at the age of 56 . Prior to the preseason game versus the Jacksonville Jaguars... more

Josh Gordon is back. The Cleveland Browns' receiver announced on Saturday he will return to the team. š???š??š??š?§”š?¶ pic.twitter.com/W265srVBsR ā?? Flash Gordon (@JOSH_GORDONXII) August 18, 2018 Gordon revealed on July 23rd that he would... more

The Raiders are visiting their former home for the first time in more than two decades. On Saturday, the Oakland Raiders head to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum to face the L.A. Rams. It marks the first time the Silver and Black will play at the... more

The Buffalo Bills await final test results on Kyle Williams' knee injury, but the initial word is somewhat optimistic. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported that the early indication is Williams' ACL was spared in the injury. If an MRI confirm... more

During his rookie campaign, Christian McCaffrey had just one carry go for more than 18 yards -- a 40-yard scamper in Week 12. In Friday night's preseason tilt versus the Miami Dolphins, the running back blitzed through a gaping hole for a 71-yarder o... more

Josh Allen is taking advantage of every opportunity to win the Buffalo Bills' starting quarterback job for Week 1. The No. 7 overall pick impressed in his second preseason game on Friday night. Allen completed 9 of 13 passes for 60 yards and a touc... more

The Washington Redskins' running back room is currently home to the walking wounded. After rookie Derrius Guice tore his ACL in the first preseason game, the Redskins watched second-year back Samaje Perine limp off after bursting for a 30-yard gain... more

Another NFL team terminated their Marcus Smith experiment. The Seattle Seahawks cut the defensive end on Friday, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. The team later made the announcement official. Smith had missed practice the past few days... more

The San Francisco 49ers will shut down running back Jerick McKinnon the rest of the preseason. Niners GM John Lynch told KNBR-AM radio on Friday morning that McKinnon would be out of action until Week 1. The 49ers face McKinnon's former team, th... more

The Seattle Seahawks' 2018 reformation project includes big changes on defense. On offense, it's having a consistent group of blockers in front of Russell Wilson that is new. "For the first time in a while, in my opinion, really since probably the... more

With Le'Veon Bell staring at likely his final season in Pittsburgh, the Steelers need to find the running back's eventual heir. James Conner stated his case emphatically in Thursday night's preseason tilt in Green Bay. Like the rest of the Steele... more

Ben Roethlisberger's injury scare was quickly resolved. The Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback is fine and out of concussion protocol, Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported Thursday . Big Ben left practice on Tuesday after being hit. H... more

Most preseason job battles happen behind the scenes and deep down the depth chart. Few NFL teams have high-profile fights for gigs in which the loser is usually cut. Then there are kicker battles. With teams generally keeping one kicker, there ar... more

Khalil Mack's training camp holdout hit three weeks and shows no signs of an end in sight. Oakland Raiders coach Jon Gruden, however, isn't sweating missing his best player. The coach suggested on Wednesday that Mack's absence isn't a distraction,... more

Dion Lewis is one of several ex-New England Patriots players who migrated to Tennessee to join new coach Mike Vrabel in establishing a new Titans' identity. The jitterbug running back has been on a career-long mission to prove he belongs in the NFL... more

The Jacksonville Jaguars are built to win with defense and the running game. In a league that benefits teams that pass, they are a growing anomaly, insulating the quarterback position and attempting to win while handcuffed. Several times last seaso... more

The Denver Broncos made a move on their quarterback depth chart behind starter Case Keenum, promoting Chad Kelly to the No. 2, which effectively demoted Paxton Lynch. The Broncos' brass might not be done shaking up the QB room. General Manager Jo... more

Odell Beckham took the next baby step in his return to action: facing a non-teammate. With OBJ sitting out the New York Giants' first preseason game, Tuesday's joint practice with the Detroit Lions represented the first time the star wideout saw li... more

Roquan Smith finally signed his rookie contract four weeks after his fellow first-year players reported to Chicago Bears training camp. Speaking with the media for the first time on Tuesday, the linebacker shed little light on the details of his con... more

An offseason of struggles got worse for DeVante Parker . The Miami Dolphins receiver suffered a broken middle finger, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. Joe Schad of the Palm Beach Post first reported the injury on Tuesday. The wideout... more

Carson Wentz continues to plow through rehab with the goal of being ready to play the Philadelphia Eagles' regular-season opener. The quarterback, however, soft-peddled the breaks a tad on Tuesday morning. Wentz joined WIP Radio in Philly and noted... more

Orlando Scandrick lasted less than five months in D.C. The Washington Redskins released the veteran cornerback, coach Jay Gruden told reporters Tuesday morning. NFL Network's Mike Garafolo first reported the news. Scandrick is already drawing inter... more

Tom Brady plans to make his preseason debut in the rematch of Super Bowl LII versus the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday. The quarterback told WEEI Radio on Tuesday morning he "absolutely " plans on playing in the New England Patriots' second presea... more

The Baltimore Ravens set out to revamp the receiver corps heading into the 2018 season. The headliner addition was Michael Crabtree, but it's been John Brown turning heads during training camp. "He has been better than we expected," coach John Harb... more

With Le'Veon Bell set to play under the franchise tag again and Todd Gurley getting paid mucho dinero, David Johnson sits as the next running back seeking to figure out his contract situation. The Arizona Cardinals tailback told reporters on Monday... more

As expected, Antonio Brown returned to practice on Saturday. The Pittsburgh Steelers ultra-star receiver missed recent practices and the team's first preseason game with an undisclosed injury. Coach Mike Tomlin said earlier this week Brown would... more

On Thursday, Shamarko Thomas became the first player ejected for a helmet-to-helmet hit under the NFL's new rule. On Saturday, his team ejected him permanently. The Indianapolis Colts announced they released the veteran safety. Coach Frank Reich... more

The torn ACL suffered by rookie running back Derrius Guice cast a pall on the Washington Redskins' backfield plan entering the 2018 season. Coach Jay Gruden, however, doesn't expect the team to entertain bringing in a free agent back to compete. "... more

The Detroit Lions emphasized upgrading the running game during the offseason. At some points, the emphasis seems like it was written in all-caps, 96-point Helvetica Bold. The Lions added LeGarrette Blount in free agency, then used their first two d... more

Dante Fowler is ready to press forward in what could be his final year in Jacksonville. The pass rusher was taken off the physically unable to perform list Saturday, the team announced. Fowler missed the offseason program, 11 training camp practice... more

Nick Foles is back on the practice field. The Philadelphia Eagles quarterback, who has dealt with muscle spasms in the head and neck area is practicing Saturday on a limited basis, coach Doug Pederson told reporters. "He's been feeling better. Ag... more

It's been a long time since Teddy Bridgewater experienced a night like Friday. The New York Jets quarterback hadn't completed a pass since the 2016 preseason, before a gruesome non-contact dislocated knee injury wiped out the past two years, threat... more

Like many 41-year-olds, Tom Brady is dealing with a sore back. The New England Patriots quarterback, who was held out of Thursday night's preseason game versus the Washington Redskins, has a minor sore back, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport report... more

Despite initial optimism about running back Derrius Guice's knee injury, the Washington Redskins received terrible news on Friday. The rookie suffered a torn ACL during Thursday's preseason game, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, according... more

As prominent NFL players push their contract holdouts into preseason action the costs could skyrocket. The penalty for skipping preseason games could be particularly costly for Khalil Mack and Aaron Donald, who enter the fifth-year option on their... more

The NFL released a statement regarding a report of a deflated football from Thursday night's preseason tilt between the Steelers and Eagles -- a 31-14 win for Pittsburgh. "All footballs were in compliance with NFL rules following the pregame inspe... more

Mitchell Trubisky saw his first preseason action in Matt Nagy's new system. The second-year Chicago Bears quarterback wasn't thrilled with how it looked. "Our standards are higher that we expect to be better," Trubisky said, via NBC Sports Chicago... more

The biggest question this offseason in Dallas has been how the Cowboys would replace Dez Bryant and Jason Witten. We've heard every possible angle discussed, from the current corps offering diverse options, to the Cowboys adding more speed to the... more

Reports out of New England Patriots camp have Jeremy Hill and Mike Gillislee battling for one final roster spot in the backfield. In Thursday night's preseason win over the Washington Redskins, it was Hill who took the reins on winning that job beh... more

Preseason is a time for rookies to make their mark, climb the depth chart and show coaches they can be a factor when games count. Enter Shaquem Griffin. The fifth-round linebacker gobbled up nine tackles, including six solo takedowns and one for lo... more

Before their first preseason game, the Minnesota Vikings are already down one starting offensive lineman. Guard Nick Easton is having surgery to repair a herniated disc in his neck, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported Thursday, per a source inform... more

The Washington Redskins appear to have dodged a major injury bullet Thursday night. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Friday morning that running back Derrius Guice received an initial diagnosis of a sprained MCL, according to a source with... more

For most casual observers, the NFL preseason is an empty-calorie appetizer ahead of the regular season entree. For some players, however, the preseason can mean the difference between making a team or being cut. Baltimore Ravens receiver Breshad... more

There is a familiar training camp storyline formula: Coach criticizes a player; reports emerge of said player struggling; player improves for at least a day and earns coach's praise. Rinse, repeat. We've reached the latter stage of the Martavis Bry... more

Mike Zimmer isn't afraid to make examples out of his best players. Exhibit Y came Wednesday when he held corner Xavier Rhodes and receiver Stefon Diggs out of practice. The two had been chirping at each other in recent practices and walkthroughs, p... more

With Julio Jones' financial situation sorted out, for now, the focus has returned to the football field. Unfortunately for Julio, that focus has repeatedly been on the Atlanta Falcons' 2017 red-zone woes. After the struggles in the red area last se... more

Nick Foles sat out his third straight day of practice on Tuesday for precautionary reasons. The Philadelphia Eagles quarterback told reporters he's been experiencing muscle spasms in his neck and shoulder area. Foles reiterated the issue isn't... more

The offseason of optimism surrounding the Cleveland Browns gets the NFL Films spotlight with the opening of HBO's Hard Knocks tonight at 10 p.m. ET. In advance of the Tuesday's premiere, the world was granted a final preview trailer. The latest lo... more

When is a deadline not a deadline? When both sides in a negotiation find the artificial cutoff meaningless. So it is for Aaron Donald and the Los Angeles Rams. Tuesday marks the reporting "deadline" for Donald to report to camp to accrue a seas... more

Teddy Bridgewater's comeback from a devastating knee injury continues to be one of the best stories of training camp. The New York Jets signal-caller has impressed in every phase of camp thus far after missing most of the past two seasons following... more

The New England Patriots continue to churn their receiver corps. The team released Malcolm Mitchell on Monday, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per sources informed of the decision. The team later made the news official and he cleared wai... more

The Philadelphia Eagles' Super Bowl MVP is dealing with an injury ahead of the team's first preseason game. Nick Foles sat out of his second straight practice on Monday with what the team termed "upper-body soreness," per Jeff McLane of the Philly... more

The Buffalo Bills are taking a flyer on Corey Coleman, the former first-round pick of the Cleveland Browns. Bills general manager Brandon Beane confirmed Monday that the team agreed to terms on a trade for the receiver , sending a 2020 seventh-roun... more

Tony Gonzalez finished out his career with the Atlanta Falcons earning three straight seasons of 850-plus yards receiving, with at least seven TDs each year. The Falcons haven't had a tight end come close to duplicating those numbers since Gonzalez... more

Andrew Luck has passed each test thus far this offseason, but the Indianapolis Colts quarterback has a big exam coming up this week. The Colts head to Seattle to face the Seahawks in their preseason opener on Thursday night. Luck is expected to pla... more

Any offseason discussion about the Jacksonville Jaguars competing for a Super Bowl championship comes with a caveat: What about the quarterback? Blake Bortles is coming off perhaps his best pro season in 2017, completing a career-high 60.2 percent... more

Whether Anthony Barr receives a contract extension before his run in Minnesota ends remains to be seen. What we do know is the team doesn't plan on moving on from him before the end of the 2018 season. On Friday, coach Mike Zimmer shot down any rum... more

Carson Wentz hasn't participated in team drills in five straight practices. Philadelphia Eagles coach Doug Pederson reiterated Friday that it's all part of the plan with the QB returning from a season-ending knee injury. Pederson added there was no... more

New York Jets receiver Quincy Enunwa missed the past two practices with an undisclosed injury. The big-bodied target apparently will miss more time. Enunwa suffered a thumb injury that will sideline him one to two weeks, Manish Mehta of the New Yo... more

When the Dallas Cowboys acquired Tavon Austin in a trade with the Los Angeles Rams, the immediate discussion was about the receiver being used as a "web-back." Apparently, those stories were mostly works of fiction. During Cowboys training camp,... more

Doug Baldwin missing time during training camp highlights the lack of depth in the Seattle Seahawks' receiving corps. One player who coaches hope can buttress the issue is veteran Brandon Marshall, who took part in team drills for the first time in... more

Outside of Lamar Jackson's performance in Thursday night's Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio, the most notable takeaway from the Baltimore Ravens' 17-16 win over the Chicago Bears was that we should expect a bevy of penalties called with the NFL's n... more

The Tennessee Titans lost their starting strong safety for the season. Johnathan Cyprien suffered a torn ACL, Titans coach Mike Vrabel said Thursday. Cyprien suffered the injury in on a non-contact play during Wednesday's practice. The Titans are... more

The Los Angeles Chargers got some positive injury news, finally. The team announced first-round pick Derwin James has been activated from the non-football injury list and will practice on Thursday. James had been dealing with a hamstring issue.... more

In the wake of Jordan Matthews' departure, the New England Patriots added a veteran receiver. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported the Pats are signing Eric Decker to a one-year deal, per a source informed of the decision. Decker worked out fo... more

Aaron Donald continues to hold out from Los Angeles Rams training camp in hopes of getting a new contract. With Donald seeking to become the highest paid defensive player in NFL history, sides haven't been able to breach the gap in contract... more

The Cincinnati Bengals granted receiver Brandon LaFell his release. NFL Network's Mike Garafolo first reported Thursday morning that the team would cut the veteran, per his wishes. "We have been lobbying for his release for some time now and... more

The Kansas City Chiefs knew they might be flirting with a negative turnover regression moving from Alex Smith to Patrick Mahomes. The team made the move anyway knowing the upside the young, big-armed signal-caller could bring to Andy Ried's offense.... more

Earl Thomas stands staunchly behind his message to the Seattle Seahawks: Pay him or trade him. Writing for The Players' Tribune , Thomas elaborated on the demands that he posted on Instagram last month , in which he asked the Seahawks to offer him... more

Sam Darnold is finally at New York Jets training camp working with teammates. Despite the elongated contract dispute that caused the quarterback to miss a few practices, Darnold still plans on battling for the starting job. "Obviously, it's a coach... more

Cleveland Browns coach Hue Jackson has been dealing with more than just preparing his team for the upcoming season. Jackson's brother, John Jackson Jr., died unexpectedly two weeks ago. His mother, Betty Lee, died Sunday due to an illness. She was... more

Indianapolis Colts offensive lineman Jack Mewhort is retiring from the NFL after just four seasons. "I would like to thank the Irsay family and the entire Colts organization for giving me the opportunity to live a childhood dream," Mewhort said in... more

It appears Washington Redskins receiver Josh Doctson avoided a major injury. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported that Doctson suffered what sounds like an AC joint sprain/shoulder bruise. The injury does not look major. Rapoport's report me... more

Frank Gore spent the last three seasons in Indianapolis running behind a woebegone offensive line and averaging less than 4.0 yards per carry for the first years of his career. Moving home to Miami, Gore is attempting to extend his career for a 14t... more

Corey Davis' rookie season didn't go as planned. The Tennessee Titans' No. 5 overall pick dealt with a nagging hamstring injury last preseason, which lingered, altering his 2017 season. The 23-year-old wideout earned just 357 yards on 34 receptions... more

One year ago at this time, Ezekiel Elliott had the weight of a pending suspension hanging over his head. It affected the Dallas Cowboys' running back mentally and physically. Zeke entered training camp last season out of shape. This time around, hi... more

Richard Sherman got burned deep by receiver Marquise Goodwin in his first padded practice with the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday. Clips of the torching went viral. #49ersCamp 1-on-1s: Marquise Goodwin takes Richard Sherman deep. #49ers... more

July

Johnny Manziel's comeback tour will hit the field for the first time in a regular-season Canadian Football League tilt. The Montreal Alouettes announced on Tuesday that Manziel would start Friday's game against his former team, the Hamilton Tiger-C... more

Jalen Ramsey officially reported to training camp on Tuesday. The Jacksonville Jaguars' All-Pro corner missed the start of the team's training camp last week following the birth of his baby girl, his first child. Ramsey spent the week in Tennessee... more

The New Orleans Saints' 2017 campaign ended in the most gut-wrenching fashion, as they watched Stefon Diggs gallop into the end zone on the final play of the NFC Divisional round. While some might want the world to move on from the so-dubbed... more

Stefon Diggs insisted all summer his contact situation would "handle itself ." Consider it being handled. The Minnesota Vikings and the young receiver agreed to terms on a new contract, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero and Mike Garafolo reported Tuesday... more

With Sam Darnold inking his rookie deal , just one 2018 draftee remains unsigned, Chicago Bears linebacker Roquan Smith. Whereas Darnold missed less than a handful of Jets practices, Smith has already missed nine training camp sessions for the Bear... more

The Sam Darnold saga has finally come to an end. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that the New York Jets and Darnold have agreed to terms on his four-year, $30.25 million fully guaranteed contract, a source informed of the situation... more

By all accounts, quarterback Andrew Luck looked like his old self during the Indianapolis Colts' evening practice on Sunday night. Reporters and fans alike at the Colts' night session went gaga over the quarterback's play in the team's fourth train... more

After owning one of the worst offensive lines in the NFL the past two seasons, the Denver Broncos decided against overhauling the group in 2018. Instead, the main change was swapping the coaching staff. Out went O-line coach Jeff Davidson. In came... more

Ndamukong Suh once signed the richest contract ever for a defensive player, a six-year, $114 million pact with $60 million guaranteed. The defensive tackle lasted just three seasons in Miami before being cut this offseason. Suh then signed for one... more

All observers of Philadelphia Eagles training camp appear in lockstep: Carson Wentz looks so impressive in his rehab, it would be a surprise if he wasn't cleared to play Week 1. "I think if you didn't know he had the injury or had the brace on his... more

With one running back injured, the New York Jets are bringing in others for a visit. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported RB Elijah McGuire suffered a fractured foot that will require surgery, per a source informed of the situation. McGuire is... more

When the Seahawks acquired Duane Brown in a trade with the Houston Texans last year, general manager John Schneider said he wanted the left tackle to finish his career in Seattle. On Saturday, the sides made progress toward that goal. The team... more

While the Chicago Bears play their first preseason tilt, the Hall of Fame Game, on Thursday, they still don't have first-round pick Roquan Smith under contract. On Saturday, Bears coach Matt Nagy revealed that the new lowering-helmet rule is "part... more

Julian Edelman addressed the media for the first time since the appeal of his four-game suspension for violating the NFL's performance-enhancing substances policy was denied . The New England Patriots receiver took responsibility for the suspension... more

Carolina Panthers starting right tackle Daryl Williams suffered a serious injury during training camp. The team announced in a statement that Williams dislocated his right patella and tore the medial collateral ligament (MCL) in his right knee.... more

Saquon Barkley is on his way to being named Prince of New York. Ezekiel Elliott has been hyped as a potential league-leading rusher in 2018. Heck, even the Washington Redskins' remade backfield with rookie Derrius Guice and Chris Thompson has earned... more

Josh Allen might have opened Buffalo Bills training camp as the No. 3 quarterback, but he will get every opportunity to win the starting job. To that end, the Bills are already giving the rookie reps with the first-team unit. It took all of two... more

Sam Darnold's contract situation officially caused the rookie to miss practice with the New York Jets on Friday. Coach Todd Bowles clearly wants his top draft pick in the building but shrugged off the quarterback's absence. "Any time you're not her... more

Jason Verrett's terrible injury luck struck again. This time before the season even started. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Friday that the Los Angeles Chargers cornerback suffered a torn Achilles during his conditioning test that will k... more

While some members of the 2014 draft class are getting paid, one will have to wait at least a year for his long-term deal. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Friday that Jadeveon Clowney is expected to play out the final year of his contract... more

When the Falcons moved money around to appease Julio Jones earlier this week, the Atlanta brass did so keeping in mind not to mess up their cap situation so they could pay younger players who are heading into contract years. One of those young stud... more

Dalvin Cook opened his rookie campaign on fire. Through three games, the Minnesota Vikings' running back was on pace to earn more than 1,500 rushing yards -- which would have easily led the league. Then his ACL gave out. The second-year running b... more

Taylor Lewan is making wide receiver money. The Tennessee Titans announced the left tackle signed a contract extension on Friday. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported the extension is for five years, worth $80 million ($16 million per season... more

The public at large still doesn't know the reasons behind Malcolm Butler's Super Bowl LII benching . Whatever the cause, the cornerback is using that experience as motivation as he opens training camp with his new team "Most definitely," Butler sa... more

Washington Redskins tight end Jordan Reed played in just six games in 2017. The oft-injured player has come back from injury before -- he's never played a 16-game season -- but feels like this time is different. Reed had the sesamoid bone in each o... more

John Mara is attending his 62nd training camp this season. In all that time, the New York Giants co-owner has seen few rookies receive as much hype as running back Saquon Barkley. Mara harkened back 37 years to find a comparison. "Possibly 1981,... more

Odell Beckham didn't hold out of training camp in hopes of getting a new contract. In return, the New York Giants could reward the receiver. Giants co-owner John Mara said the team would be speaking to Beckham's agents "sooner rather than later" an... more

Carson Wentz avoided the physically unable to perform list , but some other big-name players for the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles are on the sideline to begin training camp. The team announced Thursday that defensive end Brandon Graham,... more

Jameis Winston addressed the media Thursday for the first time since he was handed a three-game suspension for violating the NFL's personal-conduct policy -- a punishment that stems from a female Uber driver accusing Winston of groping her in Scotts... more

Tyler Eifert tweeted on Monday that he's "feeling great ." The Cincinnati Bengals, however, will continue to take it slow with its injury-prone tight end. The Bengals announced that Eifert is starting training camp on the physically unable to perf... more

Aaron Donald didn't report to training camp with his Los Angeles Rams teammates. Despite comments by the front office, we could be in for a protracted holdout. The prevailing assessment had previously been that Donald might be forced to report to... more

Despite questions about being on the hot seat entering the 2018 season, it is not 'playoffs or bust' for Jason Garrett in Dallas. So says Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. "No. That's the best answer I can give, and the fairest," Jones said when asked on... more

The Jacksonville Jaguars are feeling their oats heading into training camp. After defensive lineman Malik Jackson predicted a 16-0 season , and corner A.J. Bouye said it was Super Bowl or bust, linebacker Telvin Smith added his own take on the 2018... more

David Irving isn't joining the Dallas Cowboys at training camp in Oxnard, Calif. Irving was placed on the reserve/did not report list by the Cowboys on Wednesday, and team owner Jerry Jones said he doesn't expect the defensive lineman to attend ca... more

With Josh Gordon's absence, might the Cleveland Browns consider signing Dez Bryant? Browns general manager John Dorsey told reporters Wednesday the team has had discussions about the possibility of adding Bryant. Dorsey noted the ex-Cowboys receive... more

Jacksonville Jaguars All-Pro cornerback Jalen Ramsey won't be at the start of the team's training camp. He has a good reason. Ramey's baby girl was born Wednesday . The 23-year-old posted on Twitter that he would join his team at a later date.... more

Odell Beckham Jr. will be ready for New York Giants training camp, but the team won't push the star receiver. Giants coach Pat Shurmur told reporters on Wednesday morning that he anticipates OBJ will be "ready to go" in terms of practice, but the t... more

The Atlanta Falcons are keeping their leadership together for the long-haul. The team announced Wednesday it signed general manager Thomas Dimitroff and coach Dan Quinn to three-year contract extensions. The deals will keep the duo under contract... more

Bill Belichick didn't need practice in training camp to volley back questions. The New England Patriots' coach was in midseason form paddling back persistent questions about last season, particularly regarding the benching of Malcolm Butler in the... more

The Oakland Raiders handed Jon Gruden a 10-year, $100 million contract after the coach spent nine years working in a TV booth. The length and amount of the deal left some scratching their heads. Could an old-school coach walk in after so much time... more

Summer break is officially over for the bulk of NFL teams. Twenty-two NFL squads will have their full teams report to training camp on Wednesday. The list includes: Buffalo Bills -- full squad Carolina Panthers -- full squad Cincinnati Beng... more

As training camps open across the continental United States, several big-name players could hold out. Tennessee Titans left tackle Taylor Lewan will not be part of that group. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday that there has been... more

The Pittsburgh Steelers didn't want to reset the running back market for Le'Veon Bell. The Los Angeles Rams were happy to do so for Todd Gurley. The Rams and the running back agreed to terms on a four-year contract extension worth up to $60 million... more

The Atlanta Falcons will open training camp without their best player. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports that Julio Jones does not plan to report to camp on Thursday, per sources informed of the decision. The wideout is comfortable sitting o... more

Expectations could not be higher for the Los Angeles Rams heading into the 2018 season. After leading the league in scoring in Sean McVay's first season, winning the NFC West, then adding a star-studded cast this offseason, many prognosticators are... more

Washington Redskins running back Chris Thompson is on track to be ready for the season after suffering a broken fibula late last year. The dual-threat back told SiriusXM NFL Radio on Monday he'll avoid the PUP list and begin practicing this week. T... more

As the Chicago Bears begin to scratch the surface of their training camp installations, we will slowly see the differences in the remade offense. One under-the-radar acquisition this offseason, Taylor Gabriel, has already flashed his difference-mak... more

"I think that's all he needed was weapons," new Baltimore Ravens receiver Willie Snead said this week when asked about quarterback Joe Flacco. Implicit in Snead's matter-of-fact statement was a dearth of weaponry the Ravens played with the past few... more

Julian Edelman is going to swallow the medicine and accept his four-game suspension without any further fight. NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported Friday morning that the Patriots receiver won't follow Tom Brady's example and take the issue to the... more

Deshaun Watson remains an X-factor in what could be a tight AFC South title race in 2018. How will the rookie bounce back from an ACL tear? Can he continue the torrid pace with which he started his career? Will Bill O'Brien's revamped offense fit... more

Chicago Bears first-round pick Roquan Smith remains absent as the team reports to training camp. "We're optimistic he's here soon," Bears general manager Ryan Pace told reporters Thursday, noting details in the contract were holding up Smith report... more

Baltimore Ravens former first-round pick Breshad Perriman will get a chance to battle for a job during training camp. The Ravens plan to pick up Perriman's $649,485 roster bonus, which is due on Saturday, ESPN's Jamison Hensley reported . There w... more

Terrell Owens wasn't the first player to feel disrespected by the Hall of Fame voting process. He won't be the last. Owens waiting three years to get into the Hall is child's play compared to what some other all-time greats had to wait through. L... more

Julio Jones sat out offseason workouts in hopes of getting a new contract. The Atlanta Falcons will not acquiesce -- at least for now. The Falcons are not planning to renegotiate the All-Pro receiver's contract with three years left on the deal, NF... more

Randall Cobb wasn't in danger of missing the season opener after being seen in a walking boot last month, but it's a great sign for the Green Bay Packers that the wideout is already out of the precautionary contraption before training camp. Chris... more

With Mark Ingram set to serve a suspension to open the season, the New Orleans Saints added another running back to their backfield stable. The Saints announced Wednesday they have signed veteran running back Shane Vereen. In a corresponding move,... more

Ex-New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo came out strong last week  in blasting most of the NFC East, which included questioning how Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles would handle success. Veteran Eagles defensive lineman Chris Long pushed ba... more

Summer's over. Terminado. Finito. Dunzo. The first NFL team fully reports to training camp on Wednesday, meaning we're officially beginning the barrel roll towards the 2018 season. The Baltimore Ravens veterans will join rookies (who reported las... more

A stated goal of Le'Veon Bell during contract negotiations with the Pittsburgh Steelers the past two seasons has been to reset the running back market for the next generation of dual-threat tailbacks. One of those young backs, Todd Gurley, told NFL... more

After acquiring Brandin Cooks in a trade with the New England Patriots in April, the Los Angeles Rams planned to extend the receiver's contract before training camp. They accomplished that goal Tuesday. The team announced it signed Cooks to a five-... more

Le'Veon Bell will likely skip Pittsburgh Steelers' training camp once again. Bell's agent, Adisa Bakari, confirmed on SiriusXM NFL Radio on Tuesday the running back plans to follow the same routine he employed last season while playing on the franc... more

New Orleans Saints defensive lineman Mitchell Loewen was simply enjoying brunch with his wife and young child on Sunday afternoon when family time was interrupted by a car crashing down four floors from a downtown parking garage. The 25-year-old Lo... more

Back in June when the social media world was melting over Julio Jones skipping mandatory minicamp, Matt Ryan brushed off the All-Pro receiver missing workouts. The Atlanta Falcons quarterback even said Jones would participate in off-campus player wor... more

Larry Fitzgerald is coming off three straight seasons of 100-plus receptions and 1,000-plus yards. Yet as he's set to turn 35 years old before the 2018 season, questions about longevity continue to hover around the future Hall of Fame receiver. It'... more

Chicago Bears rookies report to training camp today. Their highest-profile first-year player won't be in attendance. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports that first-round linebacker Roquan Smith is not with the team as rookies report, per sourc... more

Aaron Rodgers turns 35 in December, his 14th NFL season. If the Green Bay Packers quarterback has his way, he'd play five more seasons beyond 2018. Rodgers told NBC Sports' Peter King playing until he's 40 remains the goal. "I'd love to play to... more

Deadlines usually spur action in the NFL. It doesn't appear today's 4 p.m. ET deadline for franchise tagged players to agree on long-term contracts will follow suit. Most of the four franchise tagged players -- Le'Veon Bell, Lamarcus Joyner, Ziggy... more

DeMarco Murray is ending his NFL run. The 2014 Offensive Player of the Year announced Friday on ESPN he's retiring at the age of 30. "I'm very blessed to have had the coaching staff and the players and teammates that I've been fortunate to play w... more

Trace most changes the Chicago Bears made in 2018 and they'll lead back to quarterback Mitch Trubisky . New coach Matt Nagy was brought in to install a QB-friendly offense. The Bears signed two backup quarterbacks, Chase Daniel and Tyler Bray, who... more

The Jacksonville Jaguars were on the doorstep of the Super Bowl in 2017, and are a trendy offseason pick to displace the Patriots as the AFC champs. Tony Romo got the ball rolling this week predicting the Jags to make the Super Bowl . He won't be t... more

The cold war battle between Terrell Owens and the Hall of Fame presses on, but the former receiver made it clear his bitterness doesn't extend towards his fellow inductees. On Thursday, Owens tweeted a video of personalized shoes he's sending to th... more

LeBron James signing with the Los Angeles Lakers brings the biggest superstar in the country into the Rams' backyard. With James preparing to call Staples Center home, he'll be only a 2-mile walk down Figueroa Street from the Los Angeles Memorial... more

Former New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo spoke for the first time since being fired in early December. The coaching failure had a positive assessment of his former team while trashing the rest of the NFC East. "I think they're gonna win the... more

Terrell Owens decided to hold his own Hall of Fame ceremony at University of Tennessee-Chattanooga, his alma mater , spurning his enshrinement in Canton, Ohio. In return, the Hall of Fame will ostensibly ignore T.O. during its ceremony, concentrati... more

Most of the offseason conversation surrounding the Dallas Cowboys revolves around the wide receiver position after the team jettisoned Dez Bryant. The unknown question is how Dak Prescott will perform with a seemingly rag-tag group. Joining NFL... more

Jameis Winston will face reporters in two weeks when training camp opens for the first time since his three-game suspension was announced. In the interim, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback is working with, and getting advice from, Hall of Famer Ra... more

Happy Supplemental Draft Day! The NFL held its annual mid-summer supplemental draft Wednesday with two players selected, the most since 2010. New York Giants: Sam Beal, CB, Western Michigan, third round. Washington Redskins: Adonis Alexander, C... more

The New York Giants eschewed the opportunity to draft a quarterback of the future with the No. 2 overall pick, instead relying on an aging Eli Manning for another season. Big Blue brass continually backed Manning leading up to the NFL Draft in late... more

With Baltimore Ravens rookies reporting for duty on Wednesday, NFL summer is winding down and training camp is on the horizon. To get ready for this season's edition of Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Cleveland Browns , the fine folks at HBO dr... more

When Odell Beckham Jr. exited the 2017 season after just four games due to a broken ankle, the already suspect New York Giants offense became a meandering operation stumbling aimlessly through the gridiron jungle. With OBJ appearing on pace to retu... more

Summer break is already over for some young Baltimore players. Ravens rookies are scheduled to report to training camp in Owings Mills, Md., today. Veteran players report next week (July 18). Baltimore imported a bevy of rookies who could have a... more

During DeMarco Murray's two seasons with the Tennessee Titans, the running back formed a thunder-and-thunder backfield with Derrick Henry. Tennessee parted ways with Murray this offseason in favor of signing shifty back Dion Lewis. In a more tradit... more

Marshon Lattimore and Alvin Kamara became the first teammates since 1967 to win Defensive and Offensive Rookie of the Year honors. Now the duo is looking to up the ante. "We talk about it all the time, we're just trying to be the best," Lattimore s... more

Bruce Irvin tied a career high with eight sacks in 2017. New Raiders defensive coordinator Paul Guenther is planning for the veteran edge rusher to get over the double-digit hump finally. "I knew he was a really gifted rusher," Guenther said, via P... more

Trey Burton knows what it's like to go from worst to first. The tight end won a Super Bowl with the Philadelphia Eagles last year, a season after Philly ended up in the cellar of the NFC East. This offseason, Burton signed with the new-look Chica... more

Despite not officially officially retiring, Jay Cutler doesn't sound like a man planning to play a 13th NFL season. During Sunday's premiere of Very Cavallari , starring Cutler's wife Kristin Cavallari, the former quarterback was asked point-blank... more

When Sam Darnold landed with the New York Jets with the No. 3 overall pick in April's draft, one prevailing thought was that the USC product could sit behind Josh McCown and learn for at least part of his rookie season. Since then we've only heard... more

The Jacksonville Jaguars immediately installed Leonard Fournette as the offensive engine in 2017, force-feeding the rookie running back 268 times in 13 games for a 20.6 average tote per contest, fourth-most in the NFL. Facing stacked boxes by defen... more

June

Jameis Winston's looming suspension puts the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in a precarious position of opening the season with a backup quarterback. Rising receiver Chris Godwin, however, dismissed any notion that teammates would be worried about Ryan... more

The Cleveland Browns own a crowded backfield after signing Carlos Hyde, drafting Nick Chubb in the second round and giving Duke Johnson an extension. How the rotation shakes out will be one thing to track next month at Browns' training camp. Runnin... more

Good news: Jim Kelly's follow-up procedure went well, his wife Jill said Thursday. Never stop holding hands. In sickness and in health. Out of surgery and in recovery. Still in a lot of pain, but everything went well. Thank GOD! No teeth yet, but 5... more

New York Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson pleaded no contest to misdemeanor charges of reckless driving on Wednesday, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported, according to Anderson's attorney. Anderson gets six months of non-reporting probation, per... more

Shaq Lawson enters his third season with mounting pressure, and the Buffalo Bills' former first-round pick has heard the trade rumors swirling this spring. "Shoot, I've been on the trading block I feel like," Lawson told Matthew Fairburn of The Ath... more

Jim Kelly is back in New York for a pre-planned follow-up surgery for oral cancer. Back in the Big Apple for more surgery today. Another step forward in the healing process. If all goes well, we will be back home by the weekend. Other than God's Gr... more

Whenever San Francisco 49ers fans begin to feel their oats after finishing the 2017 season undefeated with Jimmy Garoppolo under center, a party-pooper will point out that five starts are a miniscule sample size. Jimmy G flashed an impressive skill... more

While the defensive overhaul in Seattle received most of the attention this offseason, the Seahawks offense has undergone change as well. The main changes came on the sidelines where Brian Schottenheimer takes over as offensive coordinator and new... more

Alex Smith knows he won't be given a free pass in his first year in Washington. The starting quarterback agreed with coach Jay Gruden's assessment that the Redskins must win out of the gate in Smith's first season. "No, I don't think you can rely... more

Lost in the offseason hubbub regarding Julio Jones' holdout, rookie receiver Calvin Ridley has turned heads of teammates during workouts. "One thing me and the veteran DBs already talked about and one of the things I'm already excited to see is him... more

Welcome to the excavation period of the NFL calendar. With NFL players and coaches on summer break, we, the football fans, are left to dig around to insatiate our daily need for pigskin content. Beat reporters shovel through notebooks and recorde... more

Greg Robinson will get another shot to continue his NFL career. The Cleveland Browns announced they've signed the offensive tackle on Tuesday. The team waived offensive lineman Rod Johnson in a corresponding move. Robinson, the former No. 2 overa... more

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers upgraded the defensive line as much as any unit in the NFL. The swashbuckling Floridians imported Jason Pierre-Paul, Vinny Curry, first-round pick Vita Vea, Beau Allen, and Mitch Unrein. It's not just the imports who could... more

Punter Jon Ryan joined the Seattle Seahawks in 2008 after being released by the Green Bay Packers. Entering his 11th season with the squad, he had a feeling the team would attempt to draft his replacement. "It's like when you have a grandparent who... more

The Carolina Panthers locked up their first-round pick. The team announced Monday wide receiver D.J. Moore inked his four-year rookie contract. The deal is worth $11.17 million with a $6.2 million signing bonus, per NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport... more

The Cincinnati Bengals received some positive news as summer break begins. First-round pick Billy Price tweeted Monday that he's been cleared for football activity. Fully cleared for football again š???š?¼ ā?? Billy Price (@b_price53) June 18,... more

During his decades coaching in the NFL, Norv Turner has tutored the likes of Philip Rivers, Troy Aikman, Drew Brees, Alex Smith, Teddy Bridgewater and Sam Bradford, among countless other quarterbacks. Taking over as the Carolina Panthers' new offen... more

The Cowboys offseason overhaul has some Dallas fans questioning the makeup of the team they'll be rooting for come September. Quarterback Dak Prescott, however, isn't worried. "We're going to be an exciting team this year," Prescott said on Showt... more

Ben Roethlisberger has two years left on a contract that goes through the 2019 season, but the Pittsburgh Steelers signal-caller isn't looking to break the bank when the time comes for a new deal. "I care about record-breaking Super Bowl wins and t... more

The Dallas Cowboys will again be without David Irving to open the season. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported the pass rusher was suspended four games for violating the NFL's policy on substances of abuse, according to sources informed of the... more

Donald Stephenson's short time in Cleveland has been rocky. The NFL suspended the veteran offensive tackle for the first two games of the regular season for violating the league's Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse. Stephenson is eligible... more

The Dallas Cowboys expect to feed Ezekiel Elliott plenty in 2018 as they sort out the reworked passing game. "I'm all for it, you know what I mean?" Elliott said Thursday, via the Fort Worth Star-Telegram . "A lot is asked from the running back for... more

Your daily "The Atlanta Falcons aren't fretting about Julio Jones" headline comes from Dan Quinn on this Friday. The head coach said at the close of Falcons minicamp that the team has been in conversations with the receiver, who skipped spring work... more

Over his first seven seasons in Arizona, Patrick Peterson came to define "travel corner." The seven-time Pro Bowler was Exhibit A whenever the discussion about top CBs shadowing No. 1 receivers popped up. "I was an artist at taking No. 1 receivers... more

The San Francisco 49ers famously went 5-0 with Jimmy Garoppolo as the starting quarterback in 2017. There were few complaints about the experience, but the nitpicking quarterback found one: red zone efficiency. "I think a big part for us, as a whol... more

An opinion in a local Detroit newspaper last week accompanied the headline: "Detroit Lions' Matt Patricia is in danger of losing his players ." The column cited Patricia making professionals run for mistakes during practice as the reason the first-... more

Julio Jones skipped mandatory minicamp this week, but apparently will still get some work in with his starting quarterback this summer. Matt Ryan told reporters on Wednesday he expects Jones to attend a private workout with teammates before trainin... more

Deshaun Watson ditched the knee brace this week during Houston Texans mandatory minicamp. After two days of work, the second-year quarterback said he's right on track in his recovery from a torn ACL suffered in November. "The knee is doing good," W... more

The Los Angeles Chargers are checking in on Antonio Gates. General manager Tom Telesco said on 97.3 The Fan in San Diego that he's been in touch with reps for the veteran tight end about a possible return. "Obviously, Antonio would be a natural f... more

The New York Jets have a good problem at quarterback: Multiple options. After drafting Sam Darnold with the No. 3 overall pick, the Jets owned the luxury of allowing him to learn behind veteran Josh McCown. Then Teddy Bridgewater began turning head... more

The Denver Broncos added another pass rusher -- this time to the coaching staff. NFL Network's James Palmer reports that the Broncos hired DeMarcus Ware as a pass rushing consultant on a part-time basis. Ware worked this offseason as a guest... more

Josh Allen took his first snaps of the offseason with the starters on Tuesday. After minicamp practice, one of those starters offered a glowing review of the first-round pick. "I have to be honest, he's pretty good," LeSean McCoy said, per the tea... more

Former Indianapolis Colts general manager Ryan Grigson found a new NFL home. Grigson's agent announced his client will join the Seattle Seahawks' front office. After rising through the ranks with the Philadelphia Eagles, the 46-year-old Grigson... more

The Philadelphia Eagles played the underdog card all the way to the Super Bowl. After taking out the New England Patriots to win the Lombardi Trophy, it's time to find a different motivation. "Great motivating factor for us to sort of rip off the d... more

The main discussion point at Atlanta Falcons mandatory minicamp this week is Julio Jones' absence. The All-Pro receiver is staying away from workouts in hopes of getting a re-worked contract. Jones' $14.5 million per-year contract average places hi... more

Joe Flacco remains the Baltimore Ravens' starting quarterback for now, which has induced the coaching staff to look for ways to use first-round pick Lamar Jackson. Coach John Harbaugh said Tuesday the Ravens have been tinkering with two-quarterback... more

Richard Sherman will see the field as the San Francisco 49ers open mandatory minicamp. Coach Kyle Shanahan said the veteran cornerback would take part in individual drills on Tuesday. Sherman is coming off a season-ending right Achilles injury th... more

Tennessee Titans starting left tackle Taylor Lewan is skipping mandatory minicamp, the team announced Tuesday. "As we start the mandatory veteran mini-camp, we were informed by the representatives for Taylor Lewan that he would not be attending the... more

Josh Allen will get reps with the first-team offense during the Buffalo Bills' mandatory minicamp. Coach Sean McDermott said Tuesday that Allen would spend time with the starting unit this week, the first opportunity for the No. 7 overall pick to w... more

The Arizona Cardinals will be without their offensive focal point during mandatory minicamp. David Johnson will skip workouts this week, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a source informed of the running back's plans. ESPN first report... more

Two Dallas Cowboys players who have skipped organized team activities will report for work today. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday that David Irving, who stayed away from OTAs as he dealt with off-field issues , is expected to... more

Odell Beckham is expected to report for New York Giants mandatory minicamp but isn't planning on taking team reps. NFL Network's Kimberly Jones reported that Big Blue and the dynamic receiver are on the same page on OBJ not getting team reps this w... more

The moment Bradley Chubb fell into the Denver Broncos' laps at the No. 5 spot in the 2018 draft, the N.C. State product was going to push Shane Ray for playing time. Ray's latest hand injury ensured the rookie would get the edge on the starting gig.... more

The last work before the NFL takes its proverbial summer break kicks off Tuesday for most teams. Mandatory minicamps run from Tuesday to Thursday (June 12-14) for 28 NFL clubs. Outside of workouts going from voluntary to mandatory, not much chang... more

When Los Angeles Chargers tight end Hunter Henry went down with an ACL tear a hole in the offense was created. Utilizing running back Melvin Gordon more in the passing game is one option for offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt to plug the gap. "... more

When you've been living in the basement for a decade and finally hit rock bottom's rock bottom there's no place to go but up. The Cleveland Browns find themselves at that lowest point after an 0-16 campaign. The new brass spent the offseason... more

New Orleans Saints first-round pick Marcus Davenport has suffered his first NFL injury. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that Davenport suffered a thumb injury that will require ligament surgery, per a source informed of the situati... more

No NFL coach embraces the "compete" mantra as ferociously as Pete Carroll. Every position. Every snap. Compete to win. The offseason overhaul that saw the Seattle Seahawks move on from several veterans has helped underscore that core mantra. In an... more

New England Patriots receiver Julian Edelman has responded to reports that he's facing a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's policy on performance enhancing substances . "I am very sorry -- I don't know what happened," Edelman wrote on his... more

It remains to be seen how much gas 33-year-old Jordy Nelson has left in the tank. In the meantime, the veteran receiver is influencing his new teammates on an off the field. The Oakland Raiders imported Nelson not only to be a complementary weapon... more

Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson has missed practice time this week for an undisclosed reason. Although the Johnson was relegated to the sideline for voluntary organized team activities Thursday, he is not injured, sources informed of t... more

Tom Brady might not have his favorite receiver back to begin the season. Julian Edelman is facing a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's performance-enhancing substances policy, NFL Network's Kimberly Jones reported, per a source informed o... more

In sports, teams will trump individuals nearly every time. LeBron James knows this well. Despite James averaging 35.6 points, 9 rebounds and 10.6 assists in the NBA Finals, his Cleveland Cavaliers are in a 0-3 hole to the Golden State Warriors.... more

New York Giants players were informed Tuesday by coach Pat Shurmur that general manager Dave Gettleman was diagnosed with lymphoma . The news left the room stunned. "Obviously we were a little shocked because no one really knew," rookie running bac... more

The Miami Dolphins are giving their players a break from mandatory minicamp. The team announced Thursday it canceled the final day of minicamp practice along with media availability. Miami spent two days on the field this week preparing for coach... more

Philadelphia Eagles coach Doug Pederson refuses to suggest Carson Wentz is ahead of schedule in his rehab. Every other indicator insinuates the QB is in front of pace about six months after tearing his ACL and LCL. Taking part in 7-on-7 drills this... more

Reflecting on what went wrong in 2017 didn't take an academy of analysts for Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian. The issue was pretty simple: The Falcons struggled in the red zone. "At the end of the day in this league -- and in... more

Carson Wentz's rehab continues to be on the fast track. Philadelphia Eagles coach Doug Pederson said Wednesday that Wentz has been cleared for 7-on-7 work this week at organized team activities. Pederson called the 7-on-7 drills a "controlled... more

Ryan Tannehill walked a season in the coaches' shoes. The Miami Dolphins quarterback believes he's better for the experience. Tannehill returns from missing the entire 2017 season due to an ACL tear. He told NFL Network's Tiffany Blackmon on Tuesda... more

Offseason workouts versus air, sans the most dynamic receiver in the NFL, offer very little substantial indications as to what we can expect from the New York Giants' offense under new coach Pat Shurmur. Speaking Tuesday night at a town hall event,... more

The Tennessee Titans moved on from their thunder-and-thunder backfield and mixed in some lightning for 2018. Gone is DeMarco Murray, who teamed up with Derrick Henry the past two seasons. Imported is shifty pass-catching back Dion Lewis, who was th... more

Dalvin Cook took the next step in his journey back from a torn ACL. The Minnesota Vikings running back was cleared to take part in some team drills this week for the first time. Previously, he'd been limited to individual work this offseason. "I'... more

Rob Gronkowski is back at the New England Patriots' facility for mandatory minicamp after skipping voluntary workouts earlier this offseason. One reason for the All-Pro tight end staying away was reportedly a desire for a new contract. Gronk provid... more

Terrelle Pryor was seen at New York Jets OTAs in a walking boot but is expected to be back in action next month. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday that Pryor recently had a minor cleanup procedure on his foot, according to sources,... more

Lamar Jackson is officially a Baltimore Raven. The No. 32 overall pick signed his rookie contract Tuesday, the team announced. The deal, according to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, pays out $9.47 million with a $4.97 million signing bonus. As... more

Attention guests: The Christian McCaffrey hype train is preparing to leave the station. All passengers are requested to board directly. Thank you. The Carolina Panthers second-year running back is readying for a larger workload in 2018 after carryi... more

Practices for four NFL teams become mandatory Tuesday. The Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Miami Dolphins and New England Patriots kick off mandatory minicamp -- three-day sessions that run through Thursday. The other 28 teams will hold their minic... more

The Cleveland Browns inked second-round pick Nick Chubb to his rookie deal, the team announced Monday. The standard four-year rookie deal pays out $7.38 million and includes a $3.44 million signing bonus, a source informed of the situation told NFL... more

Zach Miller continues to battle a gruesome knee injury suffered last season. Despite the injury, the tight end will continue his career in Chicago. The Bears signed Miller to a one-year deal for the veteran minimum, a source informed of the situati... more

The Denver Broncos not only have a new quarterback in 2018, they are installing an entire new offense under returning coordinator Bill Musgrave. "Yeah, it's pretty much all different,'' Musgrave said last week, via Mike Klis of KUSA-TV in Denver.... more

At some point, Aaron Rodgers will become the newest highest-paid quarterback in the NFL. By most accounts, that formality should happen before the 2018 season kicks off. Beyond leapfrogging Matt Ryan in average per year and guaranteed money, there... more

The Washington Redskins' offense underwent a remix this offseason, but one expectation remains the same: Josh Doctson must step up. The former No. 22 overall pick saw his rookie season all but washed away due to injury. Last season, Doctson showed... more

May

The Jacksonville Jaguars have their thunder running back, Leonard Fournette. Could Corey Grant become a bigger part of the lightning complement? Entering his fourth NFL season, the Jaguars indicated Grant would have a larger role after slapping him... more

First-round quarterback Lamar Jackson continues to be the talk of Baltimore Ravens' offseason workouts. Speaking on NFL Network's Good Morning Football , Ravens safety Eric Weddle gushed about Jackson, who signed his rookie contract with the team o... more

Andrew Luck missed an entire season of his NFL career due to injury. Peyton Manning knows something about that experience. The former Indianapolis Colts and Denver Broncos quarterback missed the 2011 season due to a neck injury. The issue ended his t... more

As Tevin Coleman enters the final year of his rookie contract, the Atlanta Falcons running back expects to be more involved in the offensive game plan in 2018. "They are just going to use me more ... lining up out wide and stuff," Coleman said duri... more

It turns out Le'Veon Bell isn't the only high-profile Pittsburgh Steelers player to exercise his right to skip voluntary organized team activities. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and receiver Antonio Brown have missed the past four and three practi... more

After six roller-coaster seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Doug Martin signed with his hometown Oakland Raiders in hopes of relaunching his career. "My approach is, basically, I'm a rookie again," Martin said Tuesday, via the San Francisco... more

The market for Dez Bryant remains quiet almost seven weeks after the Dallas Cowboys released the receiver. Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said NFL teams have asked him and Dallas coaches about Bryant, and he's not sure why the wideo... more

Questions continue to linger about Kam Chancellor's future after he suffered a career-threatening neck injury last season. Speaking publicly for the first time since the injury, the hard-hitting safety told WVEC-TV  in his hometown of Norfolk, Virg... more

Brandon Marshall will switch coasts to continue his NFL career. The 34-year-old wideout signed a contract with the Seattle Seahawks on Wednesday, the team announced. The one-year deal is worth $1.105 million and includes a $90,000 signing bonus, a... more

Odell Beckham Jr. was not among the players at New York Giants voluntary organized team activities Tuesday, but the star receiver could be back soon. Coach Pat Shurmur said after practice that OBJ's absence was expected, but added the wideout was... more

The Green Bay Packers changed defensive coordinators and overhauled the secondary this offseason. New general manager Brian Gutekunst, however, mostly ignored the outside-linebacker spot. The Packers waited until the 248th pick in the draft to sele... more

Julio Jones doesn't want skipping organized team activities to be construed as meaning he's upset with the Atlanta Falcons organization. When Jones opted to miss voluntary workouts, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported part of the reason was... more

The Atlanta Falcons again tinkered with Vic Beasley's position this offseason, moving the pass rusher back to defensive end full time after using him as a linebacker. Both the coaches and Beasley are excited about the position reversal. "It frees h... more

The Kansas City Chiefs parted ways with longtime linebacker Derrick Johnson, opting to get younger on defense. That opened the door for the AFC West rival Oakland Raiders to swoop in and sign the linebacker . Speaking on a Raiders' season ticket ho... more

The Kansas City Chiefs earned plenty of praise when handing the starting quarterback job to Patrick Mahomes this offseason after just one start. Despite the universal acclaim, the young Padawan still has several steps to take before becoming a Jedi... more

When the Dallas Cowboys acquired Tavon Austin from the Los Angeles Rams, the team immediately define him as a "web back" who they hope could fill the vacant Lance Dunbar role. Austin is labeled as a running back on the roster sheet but spends time... more

A year ago, Corey Clement was just another face in the crowd trying to make the Philadelphia Eagles' roster. The running back accomplished that goal. Then he earned a bigger role after Darren Sproles went down with an injury, garnering more snaps a... more

A thin Buffalo Bills receiving corps lost another pass-catcher for the balance of the offseason. Bills coach Sean McDermott announced Zay Jones underwent knee surgery last week and will be out the rest of the spring. "At this point, we aren't... more

Andrew Luck isn't tossing footballs during the Indianapolis Colts' organized team activities this week. With the plan for the quarterback to be ready for training camp later this summer, coach Frank Reich continued to preach patience, noting he's not... more

The revamped Dallas Cowboys receiving corps has heard the criticism from the football cognoscenti that they could be the worst pass-catching unit in the NFL in 2018. The reproach hasn't deterred the group from believing they'll prove those doubters... more

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 fiancƩe, 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 old last season, Gore toted the rock 261 times, 71 more rushing attempts than the rest of the Colts'... 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...