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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.


March

RGIII is back in Baltimore. The Ravens announced Thursday they've agreed to a two-year deal with veteran quarterback Robert Griffin III. The 29-year-old veteran will back up Lamar Jackson in Baltimore's run-heavy scheme. NFL Network Insider Ian... more

The Cincinnati Bengals are reuniting with one of their own free agents. NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports the Bengals are re-signing cornerback Darqueze Dennard, per a source informed of the deal. Dennard appeared to be on the outs after Cincy... more

Vinny Curry is returning to Philly. The Philadelphia Eagles signed the defensive lineman to a one-year deal, the team announced. Curry's contract is worth $2.25 million, with the potential to earn an additional $1.25 million in incentives, NFL Net... more

The New Orleans Saints are poised to add a legit tight end receiving target for Drew Brees. Jared Cook is expected to sign with the Saints, sources told NFL Network's Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero. Turning 32 years old next month, Cook is coming... more

San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch spent the past few weeks -- and the team's exorbitant amount of cap space -- filling gaps on the roster. Lynch believes those moves frees him up to go any which way with the No. 2 overall pick in the upc... more

Cooper Kupp's absence following a mid-November ACL tear tossed the Los Angeles Rams' offense off-kilter. Kupp's presence in Sean McVay's game-planning wasn't fully appreciated until it was wiped away. The numbers, however, were pretty evident. Jare... more

As the Atlanta Falcons plan to rework Julio Jones' contract for the second straight season, general manager Thomas Dimitroff isn't fretting about a deal getting done and won't put a timeline on a potential extension. "We'll continue to talk with bo... more

Doug Baldwin might not be done with offseason surgeries. The Seattle Seahawks receiver told Sports Radio 950 KJR in Seattle "more surgeries [are] on the way, most likely" while talking about his offseason with former Seahawks teammate and current h... more

Pat Shurmur helped persuade the New York Giants to hand Odell Beckham Jr. a massive new contract last year. The Big Blue coach is also on board with trading the star receiver less than seven months later. While attending Ohio State's Pro Day on... more

The Oakland Raiders could be adding another of Paul Guenther's former players. Free agent safety George Iloka is visiting Oakland, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday. The veteran safety enjoyed his best seasons in Cincinnati und... more

Is Ben Roethlisberger the reason the Steelers' 'Killer Bs' no longer exist in Pittsburgh? Antonio Brown clearly took issue with how the quarterback operated during his accomplished mission to get traded. Now, Le'Veon Bell admits how Big Ben runs th... more

Arizona isn't just overhauling its offense in 2019. The defense is going back to the past. Chandler Jones put up stellar numbers during Arizona's miserable 3-13 season last year; thirteen sacks are nothing to sneeze at and still placed him tied for... more

The running social media joke is that the New York Giants' offense will be Saquon Barkley running into a brick wall 750 times in 2019. The bitter snark, however, offers a sliver of truth after the Giants traded Odell Beckham Jr. out of town. Barkle... more

The New York Giants are doing their due diligence on Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins. NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported Wednesday morning on Good Morning Football that the Big Blue brass met with the potential first-round signal-caller fo... more

The NFL can make mortal enemies into friends. Ex-Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict and former Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Antonio Brown lived as rivals in the AFC North and experienced some of the most brutal games in today's NFL, ofte... more

The Miami Dolphins might have found a trade partner for Robert Quinn. NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported Tuesday that Quinn was spotted on his way to visit the Dallas Cowboys, who are in talks with the Dolphins about a potential trade, per source... more

The Minnesota Vikings are retaining their veteran kicker for another season. NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported Tuesday that the Vikings re-signed Dan Bailey to a one-year, $1 million contract, per a source informed of the deal. The pact is wort... more

It didn't long for Vontaze Burfict to visit his old defensive coordinator Paul Guenther in Oakland. The ex-Cincinnati Bengals linebacker is on his way to Oakland to visit with the Raiders on Tuesday, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero and NFL Network Insi... more

Tyler Eifert has spent more time out of the lineup with injury than on the field producing. In six NFL seasons, the tight end has missed 53 of a possible 96 regular season games. He's played just six tilts the past two years. The Cincinnati Bengals... more

Surely the money provided the biggest incentive, but Sam Darnold's presence as the New York Jets quarterback has clearly played a part in Gang Green wooing free agents. Days after Le'Veon Bell boasted about being Darnold's "security blanket ," rece... more

Dave Gettleman spent a chunk of his first conference call since shipping Odell Beckham out of town defending Eli Manning, noting the notion that the aging quarterback can't play is a "crock." The unyielding defense of Manning doesn't mean the Gian... more

Blake Bortles is surrendering to Sean McVay's genius. The ex-Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback signed with the Los Angeles Rams on Monday night to be the backup behind Jared Goff. Bortles has suffered for years from an elongated throwing motion t... more

The Cincinnati Bengals are done with Vontaze Burfict. The team announced Monday that they've released the veteran linebacker. Burfict's suspension-filled run in Cincy ends after seven seasons. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport added the team shopp... more

The Dallas Cowboys are checking in on the slot-receiver market. Veteran Randall Cobb is visiting Dallas on Monday, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports, via a source informed of the situation. The Cowboys own a need at slot receiver with Col... more

Earl Thomas resigned himself to a one-year prove-it contract. Then the Ravens swooped in. After seeing fellow safeties Landon Collins, Tyrann Mathieu and Adrian Amos land big deals while his market remained slow to materialize, Thomas told NBC's Pe... more

There are plenty of factors about the Cleveland Browns we know heading into the 2019 season. We know Baker Mayfield is on the rise. We know Odell Beckham Jr. is a singular dynamic threat. We know Myles Garrett can pester the quarterback. We know Nick... more

Haloti Ngata announced his retirement from the top of a mountain. The long-time NFL defensive lineman posted an Instagram video from atop Mount Kilimanjaro. "Just a man standing on top of the world with a heart full of gratitude," Ngata wrote. "T... more

The New Orleans Saints quickly found a replacement for Max Unger. The Saints inked ex-Minnesota Vikings guard/center Nick Easton to a four-year, $24 million contract, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. The Saints had an added sense of urg... more

Gallons of real and digital ink have been spilled in the New York market about the antics, personality and extracurriculars of Odell Beckham Jr. the past five years. Some warranted, some vastly overblown. The narrative surrounding the receiver's tr... more

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers boosted their defensive front with a sneaky good signing. The Bucs agreed to terms with outside linebacker Shaquil Barrett, the team announced. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per sources informed, that it's a... more

The Raiders will have a farewell tour in Oakland. The Coliseum Authority voted to unanimously approve the Raiders stadium lease for the 2019 season before the team moves to Las Vegas, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported from t... more

Cole Beasley stays watching film. The ex-Dallas receiver who told critics of the Cowboys WR corps last year to watch more film , did just that before signing a free-agent contract with the Buffalo Bills. Those sessions convinced him that quarterbac... more

The Cleveland Browns finally know Kareem Hunt's suspension timeline. The NFL suspended the running back eight games for violating the NFL personal-conduct policy, the league announced Friday. Hunt accepted the punishment and does not plan to appe... more

The Kansas City Chiefs spent the past week shedding big-name, big-money defensive players. Justin Houston was cut. So was Eric Berry. Franchise-tagged pass rusher Dee Ford was traded for a second-round pick next year. Starting corner Steven Nelson... more

T.Y. Hilton has "clowned" the Houston Texans for years. The Indianapolis Colts' receiver generated 399 yards and 18 receptions in three games versus the Texans last year. Historically Hilton has owned Houston . Enter: Bradley Roby. The Texans si... more

Teddy Bridgewater spurned the chance to compete for a starting gig to caddie for Drew Brees another season. With only 32 starting quarterback jobs, the decision seemed odd, but Bridgewater told WWL radio in New Orleans that he felt staying with th... more

Sean Taylor's influence over the Washington Redskins remains heavy. New Redskins safety Landon Collins said he idolized the safety growing up, and was devastated when Taylor was murdered in 2007 in a home invasion -- Collins was 13 years old. With... more

Aaron Rodgers will turn 36 years old during the 2019 season, but a quarterback on the back nine of his career wasn't part of the thought process in the Green Bay Packers offseason spending spree. "No, I don't think so," GM Brian Gutekunst said Thur... more

The San Francisco 49ers reeled in a corner with high upside but an extensive injury history. The Niners are inking former Los Angeles Chargers corner Jason Verrett to a one-year, $3.6 million contract, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported Thursday.... more

The prevailing rationale surrounding the Odell Beckham Jr. trade from New York was that the superstar receiver became too much of a headache to deal with for the Giants. The Cleveland Browns don't share that concern. During a conference call on... more

The Le'Veon Bell signing brought some collateral damage to the New York Jets' backfield. Gang Green announced it cut running back Isaiah Crowell on Thursday. The release comes just a year after the 26-year-old runner signed a three-year, $12 mill... more

Tyrell Williams doesn't mind playing second fiddle to one of the best receivers in the NFL. The new Raiders wide receiver said Wednesday that joining Antonio Brown was part of what enticed him to move to Oakland. "Seeing AB come here, seeing some... more

Odell Beckham Jr. officially said goodbye to New York. "So many mixed emotions and feelings," Beckham wrote on Instagram on Thursday morning. "This is all, a lot to process but it is reality. I don't kno (sic) exactly what to say so just gotta keep... more

The Seattle Seahawks are keeping their linebacker corps together. K.J. Wright will re-sign with the Seahawks, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. Rapoport adds the deal is for two years and is worth up to $15.5 million. Gregg Bell of The N... more

The Cleveland Browns are the toast of the NFL after the additions of Odell Beckham Jr. and others. Poised to be the 2019 Offseason Hype Darling -- a title that historically tends to strangle the party wearing the inscribed sash -- the Browns have a... more

The New Orleans Saints opened up some cap space. NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports that the Saints restructured Drew Brees' contract to clear $10.8 million in salary cap space, per a source informed of the move. Brees will still get the $23 mil... more

If linebacker Mychal Kendricks plays football in 2019 it will be with the Seattle Seahawks. NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported Wednesday that the Seahawks re-signed Kendricks to a one-year deal around $4 million, per a source informed of the deal... more

The New York Football Giants announced Wednesday that they acquired guard Kevin Zeitler, safety Jabrill Peppers and a pair of draft picks from the Cleveland Browns (pending physicals) in a trade. The Big Blue Twitter announcement buried the lead.... more

Daryl Williams will remain employed in Charlotte for another season on a prove-it deal The offensive tackle is re-signing with the Carolina Panthers on a one-year contract for $7 million, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a source. E... more

The Los Angeles Chargers landed Philip Rivers a veteran backup quarterback. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday that Tyrod Taylor agreed to a two-year contract worth $11 million with the Chargers, per a source informed of the deal.... more

After losing multiple defenders this offseason, the Baltimore Ravens made a splash signing. Safety Earl Thomas signed a four-year, $55 million contract with the Ravens on Wednesday, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a source informed o... more

The New Orleans Saints will keep kicker Wil Lutz for the long haul. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported that the Saints agreed to a five-year contract with Lutz, per a source informed of the deal. The team later confirmed the pact. The... more

Kyler Murray's pro day at Oklahoma on Wednesday will be without a few key spectators. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport and NFL Network's James Palmer report that Arizona Cardinals general manager Steve Keim, coach Kliff Kingsbury and owner Michael... more

The other blockbuster trade agreed to Tuesday night saw pass rusher Dee Ford change shades of red, going from Kansas City to San Francisco for a 2020 second-round pick. Along with the trade, the 49ers will hand Ford a five-year, $87.5 million... more

The Cleveland Browns aren't done adding pieces on offense. Following Tuesday night's trade for Odell Beckham Jr., the Browns are signing ex-Kansas City Chiefs tight end Demetrius Harris to a two-year contract, according to multiple local reporters... more

Parties are being thrown in Cleveland while fires are set in New York following the trade of Odell Beckham from the Giants to the Browns on Tuesday night. The man in the middle of the trade has mixed feelings about the move. Beckham told NFL... more

The Arizona Cardinals upgraded the middle of their defense with a stud linebacker. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports that ex-Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Jordan Hicks intends to sign a four-year contract worth $36 million in Arizona. The d... more

The New Orleans Saints are moving on from Mark Ingram. NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported Tuesday that Ingram is moving on from the Saints after negotiations didn't work out. In his stead, New Orleans is signing former Minnesota Vikings running b... more

Kareem Jackson spent his entire nine-year NFL career with the Houston Texans -- until yesterday. The physical corner agreed to a three-year, $33 million contract with the Denver Broncos on Monday. The 30-year-old told Mark Berman of KRIV in Houst... more

The old, outmoded Green Bay Packers approach to free agency is out the door. On the second day of the NFL's negotiating window, new general manager Brian Gutekunst got busy upgrading the defense. The Packers are poised to add two pass rushers and a... more

The New York Jets could be in the market for a veteran backup quarterback to help tutor Sam Darnold. Josh McCown, who played the role of mentor for Darnold last season, said he's not made a decision about playing in 2019. "While I still have a st... more

The Cleveland Browns are poised to add another piece to an already potentially potent defensive front. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported that the Browns have signed defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson to a three-year contract worth $36 mill... more

The New England Patriots aren't giving up on Josh Gordon. NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported that the Patriots gave Gordon a low restricted tender worth $2.025 million. The Boston Globe first reported the news, noting that the Pats would get a... more

Editor's note: NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported later Tuesday that Anthony Barr had a change of heart and has decided to stay with the Vikings after initially agreeing to deal with Jets. The New York Jets are landing at least one big-name fre... more

The Detroit Lions continue to build Patriots Midwest. The Lions are signing pass rusher Trey Flowers on a five-year contract, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports. The deal, which reunites Flowers with coach Matt Patricia, is worth $90 million... more

Hitting the open market paid off for linebacker Kwon Alexander. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported that the San Francisco 49ers were expected to sign Alexander to a four-year, $54 million contract, with $27 million in guarantees. The team... more

Another safety is hitting the open market. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports the Minnesota Vikings are not exercising the option on starting safety Andrew Sendejo, making him a free agent. The team later made the news official, along with th... more

The Antonio Brown trade to Oakland leaves a gaping hole in the Pittsburgh Steelers offense. JuJu Smith-Schuster is set to fill that void. I'm Ready... pic.twitter.com/K9EZVna0VV â?? JuJu Smith-Schuster (@TeamJuJu) March 10, 2019 Smith-Schuster... more

Make sure your phone is charged. The negotiating window is open. At noon ET on Monday, the two-day negotiating period for potential unrestricted free agents began. NFL teams are permitted to contact and enter into contract negotiations with the age... more

The New England-to-Detroit pipeline remains active as Bob Quinn and Matt Patricia continue to import former Patriots. The latest addition is slot receiver Danny Amendola. The Lions announced that they've signed the former Patriots and Dolphins... more

The Oakland Raiders already pulled off a move to add one former Pittsburgh Steelers Pro Bowler. Will Jon Gruden make it a duo? NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that the Raiders are a sleeper team in pursuit of Le'Veon Bell. The... more

Will DeSean Jackson be part of the new Tampa Bay Buccaneers under coach Bruce Arians? Jackson's future in Tampa seemed to ebb and flow all offseason. At points, he appeared destined to move on. At others, Arians glowed about the speedster, making i... more

The Justin Houston era is over in Kansas City. The Chiefs announced Sunday they've released the veteran outside linebacker after eight seasons. Chiefs general manager Brett Veach telegraphed the end of Houston's run in K.C. last week during the N... more

Eric Weddle is on the move. The Los Angeles Rams agreed to terms on a two-year deal with Weddle that is worth up to $12.5 million with a $10.5 million salary, a source told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport on Friday. The team later confirmed the... more

The New England Patriots are making a move for a veteran pass rusher. The Pats are working on a deal to acquire defensive end Michael Bennett in a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, via a source involved... more

The Arizona Cardinals found an upgrade for their offensive line. The Cards have agreed to acquire offensive tackle Marcus Gilbert from the Pittsburgh Steelers in exchange for a sixth-round pick, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. ESPN first... more

The Detroit Lions released veteran guard T.J. Lang. "We would like to personally thank T.J. Lang for his two seasons with the Lions," GM Bob Quinn said in a statement. "He represented everything you could want from a football player and team captai... more

The New York Giants found a taker for Olivier Vernon's contract. NFL Network's Mike Garafolo and NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport report that the Giants are trading Vernon to the Cleveland Browns, per sources informed of the situation. The Browns... more

Faced with an indefinite suspension, Dallas Cowboys pass rusher David Irving declares he's done with the NFL. In an Instagram Live story Thursday night , Irving announced his intentions. "Basically guys, I quit," Irving said, via Pro Football Tal... more

Michael Bennett heard the reports that the Philadelphia Eagles are shopping him in potential trades. Joining NFL Network's Good Morning Football on Friday, the pass rusher understands it's all part of the business. "Well, I don't know what's... more

A former Super Bowl MVP is remaining with the San Francisco 49ers. NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported Friday morning that linebacker Malcolm Smith restructured his contract and will remain with the Niners, per a source informed of the situation.... more

If you got a good night's sleep, the Antonio Brown to Buffalo Bills trade was a dream that never happened. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports that after intense talks that went into last night, and almost agreeing on trade compensation, the B... more

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie's retirement lasted fewer than five months . NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday that the veteran cornerback has been reinstated and wants to play in 2019, per a source informed of the situation.... more

The Raiders tendered three restricted free agents ahead of the open to free agency next week. NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported Oakland placed second-round tenders on running back Jalen Richard and corner Daryl Worley . The Raiders also place a... more

The Baltimore Ravens inked one of their own ahead of free agency. The team signed tight end Nick Boyle to a three-year contract extension worth $18 million, with $10 million in guarantees, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday. The tea... more

Eric Weddle exits Baltimore without any hard feelings. The Ravens released the veteran safety , saving $7.5 million against the salary cap. Weddle told Jamison Hensley of ESPN on Wednesday that he met with Baltimore general manager Eric DeCosta... more

Jamie Collins' tenure in Cleveland is over after 30 games. The Cleveland Browns released the outside linebacker on Wednesday, the team announced. "We want to thank Jamie for his contributions to the Cleveland Browns," general manager John Dorsey... more

Hold on to your butts . An Antonio Brown trade could be imminent. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday that the Mr. Big Chest sweepstakes are heating up and a trade could wrap up soon, per sources informed of the situation. Rapopor... more

Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians continues his effort to employ the most diverse coaching staff in the NFL. During the third annual Women's Careers in Football Forum at the NFL Scouting Combine last week, Arians told Melissa Jacobs of... more

The guesstimation choir in early March suggests the Arizona Cardinals are hot for quarterback Kyler Murray with the No. 1 overall pick. While those reports might prove true, coach Kliff Kingsbury insists the team has made no decisions on its offsea... more

The Oakland Raiders are the one team consistently linked to Antonio Brown trade rumors. The dots are easy to connect. Coach Jon Gruden loves adding veterans and wouldn't shy from a personality like Brown. The Raiders own a gaping hole at the receiv... more

The Kansas City Chiefs' offseason tasks include working on an extension for star receiver Tyreek Hill. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday that the team has begun negotiations with Hill on a new contract. Rapoport adds the deal is... more

The Houston Texans are parting ways with a former first-round defender. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports Houston released corner Kevin Johnson, per a source informed of the decision. The Texans drafted Johnson with the No. 16 overall pick i... more

The Kansas City Chiefs placed the franchise tag on Dee Ford, but that doesn't mean the pass rusher will remain in K.C. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported that the Chiefs are open to trading Ford. Rapoport noted on NFL Network's Good Morni... more

NFL teams continue to shed veteran contracts ahead of the new league year opening next week. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday morning that the Chicago Bears are releasing linebacker Sam Acho , per a source informed of the decision.... more

DeMarcus Lawrence got whacked with the franchise tag on Monday. Tune back in in July to see the next important episode of the saga. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport noted Tuesday on Good Morning Football that it will likely be a long time until... more

The Cleveland Browns are in no rush to thin out their backfield before finding out the results of Kareem Hunt's suspension. However, teams can still try to see what it would cost to pry Duke Johnson out of Cleveland. Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com... more

The Houston Texans are keeping their former No. 1 overall pass rusher for at least one more season. The Texans placed the franchise tag on Jadeveon Clowney, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported. The team later confirmed the news. "Today, we place... more

A market for Antonio Brown appears to be taking shape. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that the Pittsburgh Steelers have garnered enough interest in the receiver to be able to trade him before March 17, per sources informed of the... more

More than 50 days sit between the 2019 NFL Draft and us on April 25. The biggest draft question over that period will remain what the Arizona Cardinals do with the No. 1 overall pick. Will Steve Keim draft Kyler Murray? Will it be Nick Bosa, or ano... more

Larry Fitzgerald cautions Antonio Brown not to underestimate playing with a future Hall of Fame quarterback. Speaking over the weekend at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference , Fitzgerald was asked his take on Brown's situation with the Pittsb... more

Trace McSorley remains adamant that he's a quarterback, but that won't stop NFL personnel people from envisioning the Penn State product in a different light. McSorley declined to work out at a defensive back during the NFL Scouting Combine, NFL Ne... more

February

INDIANAPOLIS -- Some Minnesota Vikings fans might be experiencing buyer's remorse with Kirk Cousins. The team's head coach is not. Speaking Thursday at the NFL Scouting Combine, coach Mike Zimmer said he believes the quarterback will be better in Y... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- The offseason questions about Todd Gurley remain a focal point in Los Angeles. After dubious usage in the final two games of the Rams' playoff runs, questions about the All-Pro running back's knee issues persist. Rams coach Sean M... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- The dot-connecting society has pegged the San Francisco 49ers as one of the top trade destinations for Antonio Brown. For now, the Niners have made no play for the Pro Bowl receiver. General manager John Lynch said Thursday at the... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Kansas City Chiefs general manager Brett Veach didn't refute reports that Justin Houston is available for trade. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday night that the Chiefs have engaged in trade talks involving their... more

Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert spent the past week doing a media blitz in the face of Antonio Browns' trade request. Now it's the receiver's turn at the mic. Brown told ESPN's Jeff Darlington this week that he's not "angry" with... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Randy Gregory was suspended again by the NFL, but the Dallas Cowboys aren't ready to wash their hands of the talented pass rusher. Coach Jason Garrett said Wednesday at the NFL Scouting Combine that the Cowboys will continue to supp... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Jason Garrett heads into a proverbial lame-duck season as the Dallas Cowboys head coach but isn't fretting about his contract status. Garrett brushed aside multiple questions Wednesday at the NFL Scouting Combine about spending 2019... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Oakland Raiders finished dead last in the AFC West with a 4-12 record in 2018. Since the Raiders last won the division in 2002, the franchise has finished fourth seven of 16 seasons, and better than third one single time. Speaki... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Cleveland Browns made the controversial signing of running back Kareem Hunt earlier this month. Now it's on the team and staff to manage the troubled but talented player. Speaking Wednesday from the NFL Scouting Combine, coach... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Arizona Cardinals' team president emphatically supported Josh Rosen. The new head coach consistently backed the incumbent QB. The GM? Less definite. Speaking Wednesday at the NFL Scouting Combine , Cardinals general manager... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Derek Carr has the new general manager in his corner. Mike Mayock took the podium at the NFL Scouting Combine for the first time as the Oakland Raiders' new GM on Wednesday and emphatically backed up Carr. "We've got a young... more

The Cleveland Browns are hanging on to offensive tackle Greg Robinson. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that the Browns signed the left tackle to a one-year deal, per a source informed of the situation. The team later confirmed th... more

Nick Bosa is ready for the NFL Scouting Combine. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported that the pass rusher is healthy enough to participate in all drills this weekend at the 2019 combine. Rapoport noted that Bosa probably would have been healt... more

Captain Munnerlyn's second stint in Carolina lasted just two seasons. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday, per a source informed, that the Panthers released the cornerback. The team later made the news official. Turning 31 in April,... more

The league's Competition Committee kicks off the NFL Scouting Combine week with their annual meeting on Monday. The biggest attention will be on the discussion of expanding instant replay in the aftermath of the non-call in the New Orleans Saints... more

The biggest questions for Kyler Murray this week during the NFL Scouting Combine won't be tested on a football field. The key queries will be answered in meeting rooms and by a scale and measure. Murray displays dynamic passing and playmaking abili... more

The McCourty Twins will return for another NFL season. The question is whether the pair will be on the same team again. Devin McCourty, the longtime Patriot, has one year left on his contract in New England. Jason McCourty is set to be a free agent... more

The Denver Broncos' agreed upon trade to acquire veteran quarterback Joe Flacco surprised not only most of the football world, but also the incumbent starter. Appearing on the Sports Spectrum Podcast this week with his wife, Kimberly, quarterback... more

The biggest question for the Jacksonville Jaguars heading into March remains the future of the quarterback position. Blake Bortles remains on the books at the moment with most expecting the Jags to jettison the signal-caller and eat the $16.5 milli... more

The biggest critique most detractors have with athletic quarterbacks who use their legs to regularly harm defenses is the belief that the hits will take their toll and result in injuries. Greg Roman, who takes over a Baltimore Ravens offense thrust... more

In the serial daytime drama that currently personifies the Pittsburgh Steelers, every key player plays his part. Antonio Brown currently sits as the biggest antagonist, creating melodrama at every turn. Le'Veon Bell is a scorned lover trying to move... more

Le'Veon Bell will hit the free agent market with no strings attached. Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert told reporters on Wednesday that the team will not use the transition tag on Bell. "Le'Veon is still a great player. We can't... more

Adam Thielen represents one of the biggest bargains in the football world. The two-time Pro Bowler, who put up 1,373 yards and nine touchdowns in 2018, is set to make $5.85 million in base salary in 2019. Thielen's cap hit of $8.1 million places hi... more

Emmanuel Sanders has no time for your speculation that he might restructure his contract. The veteran receiver tweeted in response to a story by a local Denver radio station contemplating whether the Broncos should approach Sanders about adjusting... more

The Dallas Cowboys sit in a precarious situation regarding DeMarcus Lawrence's future. The dynamic pass rusher doesn't want to be hit with the franchise tag for the second year in a row. Yet, if the Cowboys can't lock down a long-term deal by the t... more

When actions defy logic, those results invite the general public to generate theories as to why that event occurred as it unfolded. The Los Angeles Rams' usage of Todd Gurley during their postseason run is one of those instances. The NFL's highest-... more

Perhaps Cincinnati Bengals coach Zac Taylor will finally land the "right person " to coordinate his defense. NFL Network's Tom Pelissero and Mike Garafolo reported Tuesday that the Bengals will meet with New York Giants defensive backs coach Lou An... more

The meeting between Antonio Brown and Pittsburgh Steelers owner Art Rooney II finally went down. The wide receiver tweeted on Tuesday that the sides met and "...both agreed that it is time to move on..." Had a great meeting with Mr.Rooney today w... more

Aaron Rodgers' relationship with Mike McCarthy became a talking point during the end of their 13-year run together as stories from former players filtered out about Rodgers scoffing at some of McCarthy's calls and changing some plays. The dichotomy... more

The next step in Kyler Murray's football journey is the NFL Scouting Combine, which kicks off next week. The Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback isn't sure what his level of participation will be during the event. Murray told reporters at the Davey... more

Antonio Brown continues to take to social media in an effort to force his way out of Pittsburgh. In a 9-plus minute Instagram Live video on Monday, Brown broadcast while on an elliptical to display that he's willing to outwork all competitors. M... more

Tag, you're it. Tuesday, February 19, marks the first day NFL clubs can designate the franchise or transition tag. The two-week window closes at 4 p.m. ET on March 5. NFL.com's Gregg Rosenthal already broke down players we might expect to get ta... more

Oklahoma receiver Marquise Brown will miss the NFL Scouting Combine after undergoing surgery. Agents for Brown sent a letter to NFL clubs saying the wideout had Lisfranc surgery last month and won't participate in the combine or Oklahoma's pro day,... more

Kyler Murray represents the most intriguing quarterback prospect in years as the Oklahoma product boasts a unique combination of speed, throwing ability and size concerns. NFL teams must decide whether the size issue is a deal-breaker for their franc... more

The Cincinnati Bengals continue to strike out on potential defensive coordinators two weeks since officially naming Zac Taylor their head coach. Despite the importance of finding a reliable voice to handle the defensive side, Taylor isn't fretting... more

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Josh Rosen continues to get hit even in the offseason. Rosen posted a picture on Instagram of his Tesla with a massive dent in the rear driver's side door. The 22-year-old noted in the post he was "okay." The Cardina... more

Glover Quin's run in Detroit is over after six seasons. The Lions on Friday announced the release of Quin, receiver Bruce Ellington and linebacker Nicholas Grigsby. Quin originally signed a five-year $23.5 million deal in Detroit after playing ou... more

Ron Rivera knows the Carolina Panthers must evolve or go extinct . The coach is also putting a premium on protecting the quarterback this season. Rivera said the Panthers plan to focus on bolstering the offensive line this offseason to protect Cam... more

Veterans already on the free agent market will attempt to get a jump on landing a new job before a smorgasbord of players hits the open market on March 13. One of those players is running back Mike Gillislee. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport repo... more

Patrick Peterson was not asked to travel with and negate the opponents' top receiver all the time under former Arizona Cardinals coach Steve Wilks. He will under new defensive coordinator Vance Joseph. "I'm going to allow Pat to match to the best g... more

The Cincinnati Bengals can't find a taker for their defensive coordinator position. After numerous swings and misses, new coach Zac Taylor is being stiff-armed in his latest attempt to find a man to pilot his D. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport... more

The essence of Kliff Kingsbury's Air Raid offense resides in the passing attack, where quick strikes generally take precedence over the running game. For just one example of how much Kingsbury's offense can eschew the run for pass, take a look at t... more

The Denver Broncos' big move to acquire quarterback Joe Flacco was met with raised eyebrows by most of the football world. The players on the team, however, seem to be on board with the veteran quarterback, provided it's followed by more addition... more

A weak wide receiver market will see a veteran join the ranks. NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported Thursday morning on Good Morning Football that the San Francisco 49ers will not pick up the contract option on receiver Pierre Garcon. The team lat... more

Arizona Cardinals receiver Christian Kirk improved seemingly every week during his rookie campaign, proving he could be a difference-maker on the outside. Then a broken foot wiped away the final four games of his season. Kirk broke his foot in a We... more

Accuracy. Arm strength. Anticipation. Touch. Mobility. Running down the early film breakdowns, Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Kyler Murray reads like a perfect NFL prospect. Until you get to the caveat. Size. Whether scouts cite height (5-foo... more

The Denver Broncos swung the first big offseason trade of the year , agreeing to ship a fourth-round pick to the Baltimore Ravens in exchange for veteran quarterback Joe Flacco. The move will have a trickle-down effect not only for the Broncos but... more

Antonio Brown can put all the social media pressure on the Pittsburgh Steelers he wants. It's unlikely to hasten the organization. In the wake of Brown's latest declaration that it's "time to move on and forward ," we're inching closer to a messy... more

Dallas Cowboys All-Pro center Travis Frederick could be on his way toward a return after missing the entire 2018 campaign following a diagnosis of Guillain-Barré syndrome . Speaking Tuesday night, Frederick expressed hope that he'll be with Cowboy... more

The Arizona Cardinals went out of their way to debunk, deny and rebuff any insinuation or whisper that the team would even consider drafting Kyler Murray and trading quarterback Josh Rosen. "Josh is our guy " became the headline after coach Kliff... more

The Raiders appear focused on a return to Oakland for the 2019 season. A week after owner Mark Davis relayed his hope in remaining in the Bay Area, Executive Director of the Coliseum Authority Scott McKibben told Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas... more

Projected first-round Mississippi State defensive tackle Jeffery Simmons suffered a brutal workout injury. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday that Simmons tore his ACL doing a routine drill during a workout, per a source informed of... more

Antonio Brown is still a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers, for now. The star receiver posted a message on Twitter saying farewell to Steeler Nation after nine years. The video is a cutup of Brown's highlights in Pittsburgh set to the song "Do What... more

Kyler Murray's announcement on Monday that he's "firmly and fully" committed to pursuing his NFL career brought rapid, rampant speculation about where the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback will land in the upcoming draft. The dot-connecting has... more

Vinny Curry lasted just one season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Bucs released the defensive end on Tuesday, the team announced. Last offseason, the Philadelphia Eagles released Curry after the defensive end declined to take a pay cut. Cu... more

Demaryius Thomas' stint in Houston lasted just seven games. The Texans announced Tuesday afternoon that they released the veteran receiver. NFL Network's James Palmer reported earlier in the day that Thomas' release was expected before the end of... more

The Detroit Lions parted ways with Jim Bob Cooter in favor of veteran play-caller Darrell Bevell as the team's new offensive coordinator this offseason. Bevell is still figuring out what Detroit's new offense will look like in 2019 "I hope it's one... more

The Cleveland Browns' controversial move of hiring Kareem Hunt before the NFL's investigation into the running back shoving and kicking a woman during an altercation last year concludes brings with it more questions than answers. One of those ling... more

Could the Detroit Lions be in play for the likes of Kyler Murray or Dwayne Haskins with the No. 8 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft? During a Q&A with Lions season ticket holders, general manager Bob Quinn didn't rule out taking an eventual heir t... more

The Cleveland Browns are giving Kareem Hunt a second chance at an NFL career. The team announced Monday they signed the free agent running back. The Kansas City Chiefs cut Hunt in late November after video surfaced of the running back shoving an... more

Bob Sutton landed a job with the Atlanta Falcons. The team announced Monday that they hired the former Kansas City Chiefs defensive coordinator as a senior assistant. Sutton was fired by the Chiefs last month after their overtime loss to the New... more

Bruce Arians hit Phase 2 of the Jameis Winston Reclamation Project: publicly identify the flaws. Immediately upon his hire, the new Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach went about boasting about the signal-caller, declaring his loyalty to the first-round pic... more

The continued genius of Bill Belichick lies in his ability to live in the margins. While some NFL coaches peck at those margins briefly before retreating to the warm safety of the interior, Belichick backstrokes in those outlying waters, finding... more

Ron Rivera understands his options heading into a pivotal season: Evolve or become defunct. The Carolina Panthers' head coach already made some offseason changes to his staff, but recently told Jourdan Rodrigue of the Charlotte Observer he must st... more

Sam Shields' return to football after missing almost two full seasons due to concussion issues flew under the radar most of the 2018 season as he helped the Los Angeles Rams make it to the Super Bowl. Now that he's returned, the 31-year-old cornerb... more

Jim Bob Cooter takes on New York. The former Detroit Lions offensive coordinator lands as the Jets running backs coach, the team announced Friday. After three full seasons as Detroit's OC, Cooter and the Lions parted ways after a season in which... more

One key to getting ahead in the NFL: When other teams are zigging, you zag. The best teams have made a killing at taking advantage of the margins, the white space the rest of the fodder-fillers deem unworthy of their attention. The Baltimore Rave... more

The Minnesota Vikings imported Kirk Cousins in hopes the quarterback would get them over the hump and into the Super Bowl. Instead, the team regressed, missing the postseason completely. Cousins understands the disappointment in his first season in... more

The Cleveland Browns went from a burned-out, impoverished, cursed, wasteland no salient NFL mind wanted to go near to the new hot Iceland-esque travel destination. The main reason behind the one-year about-face is simple: Baker Mayfield. The youn... more

With the Carolina Panthers crossing The Pond for a 2019 tilt, only one NFL team will have yet to play a game in London: The Green Bay Packers. The best Packer would like to change that distinction in 2020. Aaron Rodgers spoke to NFL UK during las... more

Kansas City Chiefs pass rusher Dee Ford is scheduled to hit free agency next month, but it doesn't sound like he'll be packing up his home. Chiefs GM Brett Veach spoke of Ford on Thursday as if it's a foregone conclusion the linebacker will return... more

Cam Newton's shoulder issue appeared obvious to anyone who watched the Carolina Panthers quarterback skip passes short of receivers, toss low-flying worm-burners and struggle-bus his way through the latter portion of his season before finally being... more

NFL MVP Patrick Mahomes is a man of many talents. The Kansas City Chiefs, however, don't want him utilizing his skills on the hardwood. After video surfaced this week of the quarterback schooling defenders in a pickup game of basketball, the Chief... more

The Indianapolis Colts are bringing back longtime NFL offensive line coach Howard Mudd. The team announced Thursday it added the 76-year-old Mudd as a senior offensive assistant. The Colts also signed Klayton Adams as assistant offensive line coach... more

Case Keenum is not fretting that his boss, John Elway, views the quarterback's employment as a "short-term fix." After an uneven first season in Denver in which he threw for 3,890 yards, 18 touchdowns and 15 interceptions and the Broncos won just s... more

Wade Phillips and the Los Angeles Rams' defense held the greatest quarterback of all time, Tom Brady, to 13 points in the Super Bowl, yet it wasn't enough. The defensive coordinator didn't get the credit deserved for consistently befuddling Brady f... more

The Oakland Raiders remain without a home for 2019. The situation could become a boondoggle for the team and NFL, but Raiders owner Mark Davis told Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal in a phone interview Wednesday that he's not exaspe... more

Baker Mayfield missed out on winning the NFL Offensive Rookie of the year by five votes to New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley. In that voting process, the Cleveland Browns quarterback found his offseason impetus. "Yeah, I'll use it as... more

On Tuesday, kicker Matt Bryant declared on Twitter he intended to continue his playing career for an 18th season. However, it will not be in Atlanta. On Wednesday, Bryant revealed the Falcons are terminating the relationship after a decade.... more

Derrick Henry generated one of the most improbable 1,000-yard rushing seasons in 2018. Through the first 12 games of the year, the bulldozing Tennessee Titans running back had a middling 474 rushing yards on 128 attempts, a 3.7 yards per carry aver... more

The Los Angeles Rams crumbled 13-3 in Super Bowl LIII before the New England Patriots' empire. The Rams -- particularly Sean McVay's offense -- looked ill-prepared for the biggest stage in sports. Now they'll spend the offseason using the experie... more

Marcus Davenport battled through the end of his first season with the New Orleans Saints. The young pass rusher revealed Tuesday that he never got back to full strength in 2018 after suffering a toe injury, and had an apparent procedure. "Most pe... more

Most of the millions of Super Bowl observers decried the NFL's annual spectacle as a boring dud. Not all, however, viewed the New England Patriots' 13-3 win over the Los Angeles Rams through such gloomy glasses. For defensive-minded personalities,... more

Sean McVay's quick turnaround of the Los Angeles Rams from perennial humdrum to NFC champion in two short years sent a gaggle of NFL owners searching for the next wunderkind offensive coach. The phenomenon known as finding the "Next Sean McVay" got s... more

The end of the Super Bowl brings with it a seven-month NFL football famine, during which time men running around in shorts in the summer sun is the closest we will sniff to this gridiron game. In the meantime, we can wistfully long for the return... more

ATLANTA -- One of the best left tackles in the NFL has a big offseason decision looming. Los Angeles Rams offensive lineman Andrew Whitworth said after Sunday's disappointing Super Bowl loss that he isn't sure if he'll mosey into retirement or cont... more

ATLANTA -- Todd Gurley, still wearing a helmet to shield his countenance, jogged past teammates in the tunnel toward the Los Angeles Rams' locker room following the substandard performance in the 13-3 loss to the New England Patriots. As the first m... more

Back-to-back. Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald was named 2018 NFL Defensive Player of the Year winner for the second straight season Saturday night at NFL Honors . Donald became just the third player to repeat as AP DPOY, joining J.... more

The Dallas Cowboys' seemingly overt dalliance with safety Earl Thomas last season didn't cross the line. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Friday that in the fall, the NFL inquired into possible tampering by the Cowboys regarding the Seahaw... more

While the world focuses on how Los Angeles can pressure and slow a quick-triggered Tom Brady, Rams defenders are zeroed in on first stopping the New England Patriots' deadly rushing attack. "I think first and foremost you want to stop the run,"... more

January

The Dallas Cowboys are apparently comfortable employing a lame-duck head coach. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday that the Cowboys are unlikely to extend Jason Garrett's contract, per a source informed of the decision. ESPN first... more

Former New England Patriots cornerback Ty Law has missed being voted into the NFL Hall of Fame the past three tries. Tom Brady is trying to end that streak this year. Ahead of the HOF committee meeting on Saturday in Atlanta, Brady took the time ou... more

ATLANTA -- Bill Belichick is known as a master defensive schemer who can take away an opponent's best players, forcing the second, third and fourth options to win the game. In Super Bowl LIII, the Los Angeles Rams bring a diverse set of skill playe... more

ATLANTA -- For years, the Rams couldn't field a successful offensive line, churning through iteration after iteration, only to watch their blockers get destroyed and quarterbacks blown up. After finally conceding the Greg Robinson-experiment failed,... more

Rob Ryan is back in the NFL. The Washington Redskins announced Wednesday the hire of Ryan as inside linebackers coach. Ryan returns for his 20th NFL season as an NFL assistant. He was out of football the past two seasons, after spending 2016 as t... more

Cam Newton is optimistic his offseason surgery will finally fix the nagging shoulder issue that prematurely ended his season. Speaking on 680 The Fan in Atlanta -- Newton's hometown -- on Wednesday, the Carolina Panthers quarterback said the surge... more

ATLANTA -- Los Angeles Rams running back C.J. Anderson doesn't care if he carries the ball once or 20 times in Super Bowl LIII versus the New England Patriots. The bowling-ball running back has been a wonder since signing with the Rams ahead of Wee... more

ATLANTA -- Pressure Tom Brady: Beat the New England Patriots. The supposed solution to the Patriots' decades of dominance is easier said than done. Exponentially easier. Yet, the truest method to slowing the greatest quarterback of all time has b... more

Jimmy Graham appears set to catch passes from Aaron Rodgers for another season. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday that when the Packers prepare for the offseason, they do so with the belief that Graham will be back for 2019, a sourc... more

ATLANTA -- Brandin Cooks generated 1,000-plus receiving yards and at least six touchdowns in each of the past four seasons, yet in back-to-back years the speedy receiver has been traded for first-round picks. While heaping praise on the receiver, L... more

ATLANTA -- As Super Bowl LIII crawls closer, the questions continue to persist regarding Todd Gurley's usage in the biggest game of his career. The running back touched the ball just five times in the NFC Championship Game for 13 total yards, both... more

ATLANTA -- Brian Flores won't talk about his next job. The presumptive Miami Dolphins head coach was adamant Monday from Super Bowl LIII Opening Night that he's engrossed in the present: a New England Patriots-Los Angeles Rams tilt with a Lombardi... more

The Baltimore Ravens know Lamar Jackson must improve as a passer to make a leap in Year 2. Speaking Friday, coach John Harbaugh said Jackson's offseason focus would be on improving as a pocket passer. "Yes, I do know what his plans are," Harbaugh... more

Adam Vinatieri will return for another season. The Indianapolis Colts signed future Hall of Fame kicker to a one-year contract worth $3.875 million, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports, per a source informed of the situation. The team later ma... more

The Chicago Bears are beginning their offseason search for a new kicker early. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Friday the Bears are working out free agent kicker Nick Folk, per a source informed of the situation. Folk spent the bulk of... more

Von Miller is at the Pro Bowl, enjoying his seventh selection in an eight-year career. In his run in Denver, Miller has generated three first-team All-Pro selections, four second-team picks, an NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year award, a Super Bowl rin... more

Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy didn't appreciate Cody Parkey's appearance on The Today Show following his double-doink miss in the Wild Card Round of the playoffs, calling it a "me" and not a "we" move . Parkey garnered more empathy from the team's... more

The Carolina Panthers did not put a timeline on Cam Newton's offseason availability after Thursday's shoulder surgery. The hope is that he won't miss a ton of time. The initial word is that Newton's surgery was "minor" -- a characterization much ea... more

While the Dallas Cowboys remain mum on their offensive coordinator hire, the growing assumption is that Jason Garrett will hand the gig to rising assistant Kellen Moore. Such a move would sit well with quarterback Dak Prescott. "You look at Kelle... more

Andy Dalton remains the Mendoza Line among NFL quarterbacks, not dreadful and not lifting the Cincinnati Bengals to playoff victories. While the Bengals remain in a holding pattern on their head coaching hire, with presumptive heir to Marvin Lewis,... more

Happy birthday, Sean McVay. The Los Angeles Rams coach turns 33 years old today, making him the youngest to ever guide a team to a Super Bowl. In honor of McVay's birthday, let's take a gander at some of the age-related discrepancies heading into... more

Pittsburgh Steelers team president Art Rooney II is softening his stance on Antonio Brown's tenuous situation. Two weeks after saying it was "hard to envision " Brown returning, Rooney took a more measured approach during a conference call with fan... more

Jacoby Brissett represents one of the best quarterback insurance policies in the NFL. The young signal-caller, however, yearns for more. "I want to be a starter in this league," Brissett said earlier this offseason, via Mike Chappell of Fox 59 . "I... more

Safety Eric Weddle has changed his stance from Baltimore or bust to the possibility that he'll continue his career outside of the Ravens' nest. After previously intimating he'd hang up his cleats if Baltimore decided to move on, Weddle said Wednes... more

The Pittsburgh Steelers are getting to work on a contract extension for Ben Roethlisberger. "Ben has one more year left on his existing contract and we've already started talking to him and his representative about extending that contract," team... more

Ahead of hitting the free-agent market, Dallas Cowboys receiver Cole Beasley suggested the team's front office dictates where passes are thrown . On Wednesday, Cowboys EVP Stephen Jones brushed aside that notion during an appearance on the The Rich... more

DeMarcus Lawrence never fretted about playing the 2018 season under the franchise tag . The Dallas Cowboys pass rusher simply went out and doubled-down on his inspiring surge to the forefront of NFL quarterback disruptors. Lawrence's first three se... more

Larry Fitzgerald's NFL career is not over. The Arizona Cardinals announced Wednesday that the future Hall of Fame receiver will return for his 16th NFL season by signing a one-year contract. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Fitzgerald is... more

Last year, the Buffalo Bills spent the offseason scouring for their franchise quarterback. After trading up to snag Josh Allen, general manager Brandon Beane's offseason has a different tenor. The best part: He doesn't need to spend time searching... more

James Conner's play in 2018 allowed the Pittsburgh Steelers seamlessly to move on from Le'Veon Bell. "It's what I have always asked for," Conner said of becoming the Steelers starter, via the team's official website . "Not the situation it was. I d... more

When the Tennessee Titans announced the hire of Arthur Smith as the team's new offensive coordinator, the collective response from most outside the organization was: "Who?" One player who knows Smith well, tight end Delanie Walker, shed some light... more

As the rage throughout Who Dat Nation continues following Sunday's no-call on a pass interference on Rams corner Nickell Robey-Coleman, L.A. prepares for the Super Bowl. The blatant non-call has led to a cavalcade of anger from New Orleans Saints... more

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

December

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

November

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

October

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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