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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.


November

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 â?? 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. » 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. » 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. ğ???ğ??ğ??ğ?§¡ğ?¶ pic.twitter.com/W265srVBsR â?? 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 ğ???ğ?¼ â?? 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 fiancée, Michelle. Shazier announced the Steeler... more

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

When the Indianapolis Colts decided to let the ageless Frank Gore leave this offseason, it opened a gaping hole atop the depth chart. At 34 years 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... more

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

March

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

February

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

January

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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