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Conor Orr

Conor Orr

 

Conor Orr is a writer and reporter for Around The NFL and NFL.com. He was previously the lead NFL writer for The Star-Ledger in New Jersey, where he covered the Jets and Giants. His work has also appeared on NBC Sports and in The Daily Orange, the best student newspaper in America.


February

With a brand-new general manager learning the NFL's business side, the San Francisco 49ers will have to figure out how their first-time head coach will split his time with John Lynch this offseason. On Friday, that first-time coach, Kyle Shanahan,... more

Kyle Shanahan left a team armed with Matt Ryan, Taylor Gabriel, Mohamed Sanu, Devonta Freeman, Tevin Coleman and the best wide receiver in football, Julio Jones. Now in San Francisco, his list of professional-grade weapons includes Carlos Hyde and... more

Who says a general manager can't affect a team's bottom line before his first draft or free agency? While he's waiting, John Lynch is working the phones and closing season ticket deals in San Francisco. How do you seal the deal to make a #49ers... more

At 32, former 49ers star linebacker Patrick Willis does not seem to regret his early retirement from the NFL one bit. "That inclination (to play) only comes for a split second," he told The Mercury News . "And then it's, 'Nope, nope, I'm cool.'"... more

What is the meaning of all this? The Giants been making some interesting moves. ‚?? Adrian Peterson (@AdrianPeterson) February 16, 2017 The only moves made by the Giants so far were salary cap-cutting measures. The team released beloved wideout... more

The Broncos re-hiring of Mike McCoy as offensive coordinator might have been the best non-head coaching move by a new staff this offseason, in part because of McCoy's flexibility as a playcaller and Denver's uncertainty at the position. In a recent... more

Dipping your toes into the which receivers should make the Hall of Fame debate seems like a good way to get screamed at by a Twitter egg these days, so, presented without much of an opinion, here is what Hall of Fame quarterback Kurt Warner said abo... more

The 2016 NFL season just ended -- but the 2017 NFL season is coming. As the NFL Scouting Combine nears, NFL.com looks forward by looking backward, grading the 2016 rookie class for each team and identifying what the front office should focus on this... more

Put the key in the ignition. It's time for some offseason quarterback news. According to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo, the Chiefs are "likely to pass on Nick Foles' option for 2017." This would make the former Eagles standout and Rams bust a free ag... more

As new coaches often do, Anthony Lynn is rejecting the parts of his public perception that tie him to unsuccessful coaches and accentuating the ones that link him to the more successful mentors of the past. In a recent interview with ESPN, the Los... more

On one hand, it's a reflection of the Browns' current state that their top offseason priority is a quarterback turned wide receiver who caught 77 passes for 1,007 yards and four touchdowns in 2016. On the other, it is a reflection of their current st... more

The 2016 NFL season just ended -- but the 2017 NFL season is coming. As the NFL Scouting Combine nears, NFL.com looks forward by looking backward, grading the 2016 rookie class for each team and identifying what the front office should focus on this... more

The offseason is a time for healing, and Seattle's best pass rusher opted to go under the knife. Defensive end Cliff Avril posted on Instagram Tuesday that "Surgery was a success!!! God is Good!!! Now my wife has three babies to take care of lol... more

The Baltimore Ravens' most significant offensive upgrade so far this offseason was the addition of former 49ers and Bills offensive coordinator Greg Roman, who will be serving as the team's assistant head coach and tight ends coach. And in an effor... more

Have we seen the last of Victor Cruz and the Giants? The team announced Monday they have released the former undrafted free agent turned star wideout. NFL Network's Kimberly Jones, citing a source close to the receiver, said Cruz was doing "ok" upo... more

Contrary to claims elsewhere, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones might actually have the best words and he debuted another set of them this weekend in an interview with 103.3 FM in Dallas. No longer talking about circumcising the mosquito , Jones was... more

In the aftermath if Super Bowl LI, inactive Patriots wide receiver Michael Floyd tweeted pictures of himself kissing the Lombardi Trophy with the caption Talk about a 180. #believeinyourself #SuperBowlChampions," and another, two days later, that re... more

The 2016 NFL season just ended -- but the 2017 NFL season is coming. As the NFL Scouting Combine nears, NFL.com looks forward by looking backward, grading the 2016 rookie class for each team and identifying what the front office should focus on this... more

Immediately following the Patriots' overtime victory in Super Bowl LI, a portion of Falcons fans were wondering why James White's winning touchdown carry was not reviewed. It was a sentiment echoed by Falcons receiver Julio Jones himself, who calmly... more

New Chargers defensive coordinator Gus Bradley had more than a few options after he was let go by the Jaguars in December, but the talent level in Los Angeles was especially rich. While Bradley would never admit that's the reason he chose the team o... more

The 2016 NFL season just ended -- but the 2017 NFL season is coming. As the NFL Scouting Combine nears, NFL.com looks forward by looking backward, grading the 2016 rookie class for each team and identifying what the front office should focus on this... more

Jets receiver Brandon Marshall doesn't see himself as a salary-cap casualty. The 32-year-old wideout is scheduled to make $7.5 million in 2017 -- a relative bargain for a receiver capable of putting up 100-plus catches and 1,500 yards in a season l... more

The Atlanta Falcons are making some alterations to their defensive coaching staff. Defensive coordinator Richard Smith is being replaced while defensive line coach Bryan Cox is being let go by the team, a team source informed of the moves told NFL... more

They forgot about DeSean. In an Instagram post made moments after the completion of Super Bowl LI, the Washington Redskins signaled the end of the 2016 season and beginning of the 2017 season. It featured tenured stars Kirk Cousins, Jordan Reed, Jo... more

Brian Billick was holed up in that Mobile, Alabama, hotel suite for the better part of a week back in 1999. Like a young, disheveled Don Corleone, he preferred the solitude to the horde of favor-seeking companions -- in this case, assistants from oth... more

Tom Brady was more than happy to accept his fourth Super Bowl MVP award, though he had his own ideas on who should have taken it home. "I think James White deserves it," Brady said of the Patriots running back. "It'd be nice for him. It took a real... more

Patriots coach Bill Belichick wanted to make one thing about Tom Brady clear on Monday: It is personally aggravating to the head coach to imply that Brady somehow worked harder or longer simply to make it to this point and exact revenge on the NFL... more

Anyone who has ever covered an NFL game or watched one in a crowded area of luxury suites and boxes knows that the post-event elevator is a fickle creature. Sometimes, the elevator comes right away and you are whisked to your destination. Sometimes... more

Patriots receiver Julian Edelman may have taken over any trademarks for The Catch uttered anytime soon. In what may have been the greatest individual play made by a wide receiver in recent Super Bowl history (Giants receiver David Tyree being the... more

For the better part of three quarters, NFL legend Dwight Freeney was a big part of the beat down. His spin move pass rushes were helping knock Tom Brady to the ground and fluster the mechanical Patriots offense. But at the end of the night as New... more

Barring any future incidents from pass rusher Aldon Smith, the Raiders' defense is about to get a whole lot better in March. According to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, that is the expected reinstatement timetable for the former first-round pick... more

Why have we been hearing so much about a Jimmy Garoppolo trade? Because Tom Brady isn't going anywhere anytime soon. According to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, the Patriots expect Brady, who is 39 years old, to play at least another three to fi... more

If Tom Brady wins a Super Bowl on Sunday against the Falcons, is he without question the greatest quarterback in NFL history? On GameDay Morning, NFL Network's Marshall Faulk said the question is more complicated than people might think. Here's a... more

Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan is preparing for a Super Bowl on Sunday night. But he's also putting together a quarterback wishlist for his next gig: Head coach of the San Francisco 49ers. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport noted Sunday... more

Fear not, Falcons fans. The nerve center of your offensive line will start Sunday night against the Patriots. Center Alex Mack (fractured leg) will be business-as-usual for opening kickoff despite a painful injury sustained two weeks ago against th... more

The Seattle Seahawks are expected to escape from the injury reporting mini-controversy involving cornerback Richard Sherman without much of a penalty. According to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, Seattle knew it should have simply listed Sherman'... more

This season saw Bill Belichick waltz through the regular season without his legendary quarterback for 25 percent of the games. It saw Dan Quinn lead a team that was beaten down a year ago by a crippling losing streak all the way to the Super Bowl.... more

The 2015 Comeback Player of the Year award was hard to forget for many reasons . Hearing Devon Still and his incredibly inspirational daughter Leah present Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry with the honor after Berry fought his way back from Hodgk... more

Saints head coach Sean Payton, leader of a consistent 5,000-yard-per-season passer, stated the obvious about his team on Friday. They need help on defense. "We have to improve our defense," Payton said on Good Morning Football . "I was just asked... more

What could the Cowboys do with Tony Romo that would make Dak Prescott happy? "Whatever makes him happy," Prescott told Nate Burleson on Good Morning Football †on NFL Network on Friday. "If he wants to play, he still got another year, couple years i... more

MORRISTOWN, N.J. -- Friday is Red and Black day at Morristown High School in support of a once-unassuming 1989 graduate who surprised some of his former teachers and coaches by becoming the head coach of the Atlanta Falcons. Ask anyone about Dan Qu... more

Even though Broncos players have repeatedly professed their confidence in Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch this offseason, it seems the trappings of good television require an effort to get them to discuss Tony Romo, a quarterback who could potentiall... more

Outside of getting a Super Bowl ring, Reggie Wayne might have had the greatest Patriots experience of the Bill Belichick era during his 11 days with the club back in 2015. The Patriots signed the future Hall of Famer to a deal that included a $450,... more

Rams general manager Les Snead and executive vice president Kevin Demoff crafted the NFL's version of a buddy cop comedy this offseason when they paired 31-year-old head coach Sean McVay with surly, 69-year-old defensive coordinator Wade Phillips.... more

Saints quarterback Drew Brees isn't going anywhere. "I got a few more (years) at least," Brees said on Good Morning Football †on Thursday when asked how much longer he was planning to play in the NFL. "When you first get into the league you think... more

Texans owner Bob McNair said the obvious when talking about receiver DeAndre Hopkins on Wednesday. "Certainly we're going to work on (an extension) and see if we can get that taken care of," McNair said, via ESPN.com . "It's certainly our intention... more

Recent shifts in the Raiders' plan to bring the franchise to Las Vegas made them a heavy topic of conversation †Wednesday during NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's annual Super Bowl week news conference. On Monday, billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Ad... more

While Tom Brady's legacy is being celebrated this week by fans, media and leaders of the free world alike, there are some who feel like the former sixth-round pick would have remained that way had it not been for a fortuitous call back on January 19,... more

Falcons head coach Dan Quinn learned a lot from his former mentor, Pete Carroll. But the most important takeaway might have been "be yourself." "I never wanted to make Seattle East or anything," Quinn told reporters at the podium Wednesday. "I want... more

J.J. Watt is back. The NFL's hardest-working defensive end descended from his perch on Hustle Mountain to give a declaration on Wednesday, speaking to the media for the first time in a long while. Watt was placed on injured reserve back in Septemb... more

During the 2016 offseason, receiver Brandon Marshall was a broker of sorts for quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick and the Jets, begging the two to get back together. Once Fitzpatrick started struggling, Marshall took on the role of Titanic captain, assur... more

Patriots defensive end Chris Long almost became a Detroit Lion this past offseason. "Coach (Jim) Caldwell was awesome throughout that whole free agency process," Long said, via The Detroit Free Press . "They showed me a lot of respect that I didn't... more

January

Steelers president Art Rooney II does not think wide receiver Antonio Brown has crossed over into detrimental to the team status. At least that was the sentiment conveyed in an interview given to local reporters on Tuesday, in which Rooney mention... more

Is Larry Fitzgerald any closer to determining his future in the NFL? The Cardinals wide receiver is either a "couple more days" or "weeks" of mulling away, according to an interview with the team's official site on Tuesday. Fitzgerald did say he... more

The Falcons entered Super Bowl week on a high note, but like all teams this time of year, not everyone is healthy. Head coach Dan Quinn told reporters Tuesday that both center Alex Mack and wide receiver Julio Jones were limited in practice Monday,... more

The Patriots adjusted to the loss of linebacker Jamie Collins via trade, but I can't help but wonder if they will miss the versatile defender in a Super Bowl matchup against the Falcons, a team that can fluster offenses with their dual-threat running... more

By now, Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels should not have to justify staying in New England. It has become increasingly clear that only the perfect job would spark his interest, and the 49ers, Rams and Jaugars were certainly far from it.... more

Look out, Patriots. Eli Manning has picked up his cell phone. The Giants quarterback and noted killer of Patriots Super Bowl fun has apparently reached out to Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan in an attempt to lend some advice ahead of Super Bowl Sunda... more

ORLANDO, Fla. -- The AFC held off a heavily favored NFC, 20-13 , to win the Pro Bowl here at Camping World Stadium. Here's what we learned from the game: 1. Seattle Seahawks players don't plan on coming to the Pro Bowl every year. Understandably,... more

The San Francisco 49ers stunned the football world Sunday night by naming Hall of Fame finalist John Lynch as their new general manager following weeks of secret courtship. Lynch's deal with the 49ers will be for six years -- the same contract len... more

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Apparently, Broncos general manager John Elway has conditioned his players to get excited about free agency. Speaking to reporters this week, Broncos cornerback Chris Harris was answering a question about his transition into the... more

The Colts opted to make a change at general manager relatively late in the hiring cycle when they dismissed Ryan Grigson †on Jan. 21, but they quickly developed an eye for his replacement after a brief period of soul searching. Eight days later,... more

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Chiefs defensive coordinator Bob Sutton was especially proud of a versatile Kansas City defense this season, which overcame several injuries and an extremely competitive division to earn a first-round bye. The unit finished seventh... more

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Bills pass rusher Lorenzo Alexander knows of one surefire way to beat the Patriots. "Play them without Tom Brady," he said, laughing, after Pro Bowl practice on Saturday morning. The Bills defeated New England back on Oct. 2 -- t... more

ORLANDO, Fla. -- The classic conference vs. conference Pro Bowl has returned, capping off a week where the Skills Challenge also made a comeback here in Orlando. Goofy and Mickey Mouse have been waddling around the Wide World of Sports complex all we... more

The NFL will look into whether the Steelers improperly withheld running back Le'Veon Bell's groin injury from injury reports, a league source told NFL.com on Friday. Bell, who exited Sunday's AFC Championship Game against the Patriots with the inju... more

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Consider Bills veteran defensive tackle Kyle Williams impressed with the new Bills regime. The 33-year-old veteran and five-time Pro Bowler has already heard from head coach Sean McDermott and defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier,... more

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Kansas City Chiefs special teams coordinator Dave Toub interviewed for two head coaching vacancies this offseason -- one with the Los Angeles Chargers and the other with the Denver Broncos. That marks four head coaching interviews... more

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Ty Montgomery is expected to make the full-time transition to running back this coming season, which was welcome news for at least one of his offensive linemen, who saw Montgomery as a natural all along. "He's a natural runner," Pa... more

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman has been a fan ambassador of sorts this week at the Pro Bowl, buzzing from crowd to practice, signing autographs and taking pictures. He's doing so on a knee that has been subject to much d... more

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Backed up against the wall, Colts receiver T.Y. Hilton resembled a dodgeball Micky Ward. Plucky and undersized, he fended off Patrick Peterson, Mike Evans, Thomas Davis, Gerald McCoy and Ezekiel Elliott as the rest of his teammates... more

ORLANDO, Fla. -- It's easier for Titans running back DeMarco Murray to share the spotlight with Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott these days now that Murray's own career is back on track. Murray called Elliott shortly after he was drafted and of... more

ORLANDO, Fla. -- After a down season in Carolina, veteran linebacker Thomas Davis watched the team lose another one of its best weapons. This time, it was defensive coordinator Sean McDermott, who was hired as the new head coach of the Buffalo Bills.... more

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Cornerback Stephon Gilmore made his first Pro Bowl this season, coincidentally the same year he becomes a free agent. Down here at the Wide World of Sports complex, more than 1,000 miles from Orchard Park, he knows he's done everythi... more

ORLANDO, Fla. -- The sudden retirement of Norv Turner and promotion of Pat Shurmur to Vikings offensive coordinator last season -- a role that Shurmur gained permanently this week -- finally had former first-round pick Cordarrelle Patterson at ease.... more

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said his staff will be off next week and will return to headquarters the Tuesday after the Super Bowl to begin preparations on the 2017 season. That means no substantive talks have occurred yet about the... more

ORLANDO, Fla. -- The greatest gift Kirk Cousins gave himself since entering the NFL was the ability to compartmentalize, and take every season and moment for what it is. Here at the Pro Bowl, a few weeks after capping a year with 4,917 passing yards,... more

Bills general manager Doug Whaley thinks the Bills could be just one player away from a playoff run. But he thinks they're a few more players away from sustained success. According to the Buffalo News , Whaley's comments came in an effort to clari... more

After two seasons in New York and four games against the New England Patriots, Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall has come to a conclusion about Super Bowl-bound coach Bill Belichick: He's not the only good coach in the building. Speaking on Tuesd... more

Looking back on it now, Matt Hasselbeck's fondest memory of Pro Bowl Skills Challenge greatness was seeing his grey-blue Seahawks jersey fly across the grass field in Hawaii during the 40-yard dash, neck and neck with some of the NFL's fastest player... more

NFC's Unsung Heroes AFC's Unsung Heroes The NFL Pro Bowl is coming up this weekend , which means some the league's best players will be in Orlando to celebrate their excellent seasons in style. But that also means a bunch of players who pave... more

The Washington Redskins made official their hire of defensive coordinator Greg Manusky on Monday morning , and also announced the signing of a familiar face to run the defensive line. Former 49ers head coach Jim Tomsula has re-emerged after a year... more

In a development that should surprise no one, Patriots head coach Bill Belichick had no idea the Atlanta Falcons had defeated the Packers prior to starting their conference championship game against the Steelers. "No, I mean I didn't even know th... more

The Steelers have played the boom or bust game with their complementary receivers outside of Antonio Brown and Le'Veon Bell all season. On Sunday night against the Patriots in Foxborough, with Bell injured and Brown trapped in tight coverage, it tu... more

If Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown was looking for a performance that would silence the criticism of his postgame social media tour de force from a week ago in Kansas City, he did not find it in Foxborough on Sunday. This is not to say that B... more

For the first time since 1998, the Atlanta Falcons are going to the Super Bowl. Thanks to a beautifully dominant 44-21 beat down of the Green Bay Packers on Sunday at the Georgia Dome, Matt Ryan and Co. left no question as to which team was best.†... more

The Curt Schilling "bloody sock" game is a vital, if controversial, part of Boston sports lore. But over in Foxborough, the stage is set for the broken ankle game, allowing Martellus Bennett the chance to crawl his way into New England sports vernac... more

Should Tony Romo play elsewhere next season, the Broncos would make plenty of sense. They are a veteran-heavy team with talented receivers who may be one quarterback away from the Super Bowl, just like they were when Peyton Manning arrived in 2012.... more

The 49ers appear poised to hire their next head coach, Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan. Do they also have their eyes on the next franchise quarterback? According to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, "don't be surprised if the 49ers ma... more

In his perfect world, Packers general manager Ted Thompson would remain as close to anonymous as possible. But every now and again -- barely above the league's minimum requirements -- he speaks to a reporter or a group of assembled media. The peek be... more

Former Ravens and Panthers wideout Steve Smith isn't coming out of retirement to play. And apparently, he won't do it to coach, either. With Carolina Panthers receivers coach Ricky Proehl stepping down earlier this week, Panthers fans were partiall... more

The Ravens are losing one of their best young defensive players to retirement. Linebacker Zach Orr is hanging it up at the age of 24 because of a congenital neck/spine condition, the Ravens announced Friday. The Ravens met with Orr to make sure he... more

Fresh off being named Pro Football Writers of America Executive of the Year, Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie had to confront an uncomfortable reality about this offseason: There's a lot of work to do, and some of the franchise's best players... more

When any player during championship week comments on their opponent, it often comes off feeling disingenuous, or at least a little hollow. The main goal is not to rile anybody up more than they already will be on Sunday. But when Patriots players t... more

Steelers-Patriots Packers-Falcons Background Green Bay limps into the NFC title game after gutting out one of the best playoff thrillers in recent NFL history against the Dallas Cowboys. The Packers might be playing Sunday without one of... more

Without Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell still put up 81 yards off 21 carries in his previous matchup against the Patriots to go along with a team-high 10 receptions for 68 yards. New England might as well throw out that tape... more

For his first act, Titans general manager Jon Robinson took the No. 1 pick in the draft and spun it into a multitude of valuable selections, including two in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft. The Titans won nine games in 2016, which was the most... more

The last time Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin was at Gillette Stadium, he came away heated after some on-field communication system problems. "We were listening to the Patriots' radio broadcast for the majority of the first half," Tomlin said back... more

The Anthony Lynn era in Los Angeles got off to a slightly inauspicious start when the new head coach referred to his team quickly as the San Diego Chargers. But in the following moments, a well-prepared, passionate head coach, if one that the genera... more

NFC's Unsung Heroes AFC's Unsung Heroes The NFL Pro Bowl is coming up , which means some of the league's best players will descend upon Orlando to celebrate their excellent seasons in style. Unfortunately, a bunch of other players who helpe... more

Steelers wideout Martavis Bryant isn't walking through the team facility door in Pittsburgh before the AFC Championship Game, but he has at least laid the groundwork for a comeback next season in 2017. According to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport... more

Earlier this week, Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin talked about coming to grips with the season being over . It's a feeling those of us not playing can never understand because, despite Seattle's overwhelming talent advantage on paper moving forward,... more

Chiefs head coach Andy Reid was not going to go as far as tight end Travis Kelce, who suggested that Sunday's referees were not qualified to work at Foot Locker . However, he too disagrees with the holding call handed to Eric Fisher in the waning mom... more

This is going to be a long, arduous offseason in Dallas thanks mostly to their impending decisions at quarterback. On Monday, head coach Jason Garrett wanted to keep those discussions at arm's length for at least a little while. He was asked if Dak... more

At least one of the Ryan brothers has emerged from a grim December in Buffalo to interview for a coaching position in 2017. The Redskins confirmed Monday that they spoke with Rob Ryan for their defensive coordinator vacancy. Ryan, 54, last served a... more

Moving forward with Brock Osweiler at quarterback in 2017 would not be an inspiring choice from head coach Bill O'Brien and the team's personnel staff. That may be why O'Brien sidestepped questions about the future of his signal caller on clean out d... more

While the Jaguars did not necessarily make a splash with their head coach hire, the offensive coordinator opening could be drawing some serious attention. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday former Eagles and 49ers head coach Chip Kell... more

Texans head coach Bill O'Brien wasn't definitive on his quarterback situation Monday, but he minced no words when it came to A.J. Bouye, the team's star corner set to hit free agency. "Free agency's tough and I can tell you that we want A.J. Bouye... more

With one available head coaching job remaining, Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels has taken his name out of the running. According to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, McDaniels is "stepping back" in order to focus on New England's... more

People enjoy playing Madden NFL 17 for different reasons. Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin, given his team's 36-20 playoff loss to the Falcons this weekend, enjoys the video game because it's all in his hands. "I was up at 3:30 this morning... more

The NFL might have quietly said goodbye to one of its all-time greats Saturday night. Seahawks return man Devin Hester told reporters following the loss to Atlanta that the playoff game was probably his last. "I told my wife that this is pretty m... more

The NFL is just one Cowboys loss away from a Tony Romo news takeover. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported on NFL GameDay Morning †on Sunday the Cowboys' "No. 1 priority this offseason is trading Tony Romo. Barring retirement, which I understa... more

The Dallas Cowboys have the best backup quarterback in the league. Heading into their most important game of the season against the Packers in the Divisional Round of the playoffs, they are not afraid to use him. "Dak (Prescott), you see a quarterb... more

The Steelers had better enjoy their roster and salary cap as presently constructed -- because things are about to get expensive. According to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, receiver Antonio Brown could get a deal that "eclipses the $15 million t... more

Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett wasn't going to take a question about Seattle's pass rush lightly. After Saturday's 36-20 Divisional Round playoff loss to the Atlanta Falcons, Bennett reportedly stopped FOX Q13 reporter Bill Wixey in the mid... more

Though it was expected, hearing Vince Wilfork confront the very real possibility of retirement on Saturday night was still tough for Texans and Patriots fans alike. "No emotions and I will take my time and think about it. I think I have played my l... more

At least Earl Thomas admitted he was being salty. The injured Seahawks safety witnessed his team falling to the Atlanta Falcons on Saturday afternoon and, presumably, saw the Patriots edge the Houston Texans in Foxborough later on that night. The... more

The 2015-16 Patriots saw their season end at the hands of the Denver Broncos in Colorado last year. A little less than 365 days later, they begin their playoff push looking decidedly better and much harder to stop given the caliber of opponent in the... more

Tom Brady is arguably the greatest NFL quarterback of all time, and Aaron Rodgers is one of the all-time greats. But which player on his own presents the biggest matchup problem for a defensive player? Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins joined GameDay F... more

Behind closed doors, the Texans feel the same way about head coach Bill O'Brien as they claim to in public . In short: He's not going anywhere. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Saturday that "Texans brass has made it clear to teams during... more

Being a successful head coach in Buffalo also means securing -- and maintaining -- the blessing of franchise icon Jim Kelly. Rex Ryan did that well at the outset of his short tenure , but obviously failed to keep the confidence of arguably the grea... more

The Broncos are putting together a pretty inspiring offensive staff to boost defensive-minded head coach Vance Joseph. The team announced Friday that former Chargers coach and Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy will run the team's offense and... more

Two years ago, former Bills head coach Rex Ryan stepped to the microphone and delivered a laundry list of promises in his traditional carnival barker style. Friday, the day that the Bills introduced Sean McDermott as their head coach, was a little... more

Aaron Rodgers will face the Cowboys on Sunday without the services of his No. 1 receiver. Jordy Nelson (ribs) was injured in last Sunday's win over the Giants and will not play this weekend, according to Packers head coach Mike McCarthy. Nelson wi... more

A naturally curious mind, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll has expressed some skepticism about a two-team NFL market in Los Angeles. The former USC head coach has a unique connection to Los Angeles, having arguably been the last coach in any sport to tr... more

Bills owners Terry and Kim Pegula are thrilled with their new head coach, former Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott. They are not, however, happy with the perception that has formed about their organization in the wake of Rex Ryan's firi... more

Steelers-Chiefs Texans-Patriots Seahawks-Falcons Packers-Cowboys Background Their October matchup, a 26-24 Seahawks victory in Seattle , produced a fantastic amount of offense -- nearly 700 total yards between both teams -- and some... more

Players and coaches at the University of Central Florida remembered well the "George O'Leary forecast," a routine assessment done jokingly by the staff to gauge, in advance, how surly their notoriously cantankerous head coach might be on a given day.... more

Sean McDermott has been hired as the Buffalo Bills' new head coach. The Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator was officially named 20th head coach in Bills franchise history Wednesday. The Buffalo News first reported the strong likelihood that... more

A great deal of Jaguars decision makers are set to address reporters on Thursday, including owner Shad Khan, newly-minted head coach Doug Marrone, general manager David Caldwell and president Mark Lamping. But after reading the official press releas... more

Finishing just a game out of the playoffs a year after a dismal 5-11 season is not good enough for Ravens fans. "The pitchforks are out," Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti told reporters on Tuesday, via the team's official site. However, he doesn't th... more

The Raiders are making a change at offensive coordinator after a season in which they had one of the league's best offenses. Bill Musgrave is "not expected to return" to Oakland in 2017, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday. Musgrave's... more

Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffery guaranteed Chicago would win the Super Bowl in 2017, a prediction that was taken seriously enough to land itself in the hands of NFL.com's resident humorist, Dan Hanzus . But some of his teammates aren't laughing.... more

Amid a breakout season at wide receiver, Terrelle Pryor found himself becoming the NFL's Christian Laettner . His Browns teammate, wide receiver Andrew Hawkins, tried to explain on Tuesday why everyone hates on the soon-to-be wealthy quarterback... more

The Jaguars are off and running with a new head coach , Doug Marrone, and a restructured front office which includes former Giants and Jaguars head coach Tom Coughlin. Many questions remain, but one in particular comes to mind now that they've ado... more

Texans coach Bill O'Brien isn't saying Houston has to be perfect to beat the Patriots. But they're going to have to come pretty close. "We have to play good, sound, fundamental football," O'Brien said Monday, via the team's official site . "They're... more

When coaches try unconventional plays in big situations and the call works out, they are praised. Their decisions are endlessly dissected when they don't. Lions head coach Jim Caldwell decided to go for it on fourth-and-1 from the Seahawks' 38-yard... more

The Seahawks rumbled over a punchless Lions team in Seattle on Saturday night, 26-6, advancing into the divisional round of the playoffs for the sixth time in seven years where they'll take on the Falcons in Atlanta. Here's what we learned... 1... more

Houston Texans coach Bill O'Brien doesn't seem like a man who is planning on changing jobs any time soon. On Saturday, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported , citing several sources, that "many" of the six teams currently looking for a head coa... more

The Houston Texans got exactly what they needed from quarterback Brock Osweiler and flexed their muscle on defense in a 27-14 playoff-opening win over the Oakland Raiders in Houston Saturday. Here's what we learned... 1. I, along with many oth... more

Missing the playoffs in 2017 would not automatically trigger the firing of Jets head coach Todd Bowles, according to owner Woody Johnson. "No, I really don't like mandates because they normally don't work -- lines in the sand, whatever," Johnson sa... more

The one advantage of a potentially insignificant quarterbacking matchup between the Texans and Raiders on Saturday is that it might highlight two of the best young defensive players in the league -- Oakland linebacker Khalil Mack and Texans defensive... more

Ever since the moment Houston pivoted back to Brock Osweiler as their starting quarterback, Osweiler has tried to live by a credo that sounds good in theory. "I told myself, 'If you get an opportunity to go back in, just go have fun,'" Osweiler sai... more

Raiders-Texans Dolphins-Steelers Lions-Seahawks Giants-Packers The Backstory The last time these teams met , back on Nov. 22 in Mexico City, Texans quarterback Brock Osweiler was still hanging tooth-and-nail onto his status as t... more

The Bears opted to retain head coach John Fox and general manager Ryan Pace (and offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains and defensive coordinator Vic Fangio) despite a three-win season, which left only two very important questions left on the docket.... more

Are the Colts heading into a disappointing offseason intact, or is everyone simply waiting on them to make some significant changes? According to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo, the feeling among Colts players is that they could be coached harder and... more

Should Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater not be able to play in 2017, Sam Bradford will be the team's starting quarterback. Head coach Mike Zimmer wanted to make that clear on Tuesday. "I think Sam has played great this year, No. 1," Zimmer s... more

Jim Caldwell will coach the Lions next season. The team confirmed the news on Twitter , ending what little speculation there might have been about Caldwell's future in Detroit. The 61-year-old is now 27-21 over three seasons with the Lions, includi... more

Is former Eagles and 49ers coach Chip Kelly destined to return to college football? At the least, he would not rule it out. "I evaluate all jobs individually," Kelly told FOX Sports on Tuesday . "I wouldn't rule anything out." Kelly wanted to m... more

It's almost time for the Falcons to play in the postseason, which means it's also time to ask quarterback Matt Ryan about an irrelevant statistic that has nothing to do with their January 14 matchup against either the Seahawks (if they win Saturday)... more

It was no secret that the Jets were going to have to make some major changes to their coaching staff this season after a 5-11 season. On Tuesday, we found out the scope of their reorganization. According to the team, offensive coordinator Chan Ga... more

The Texans made the only choice they could at quarterback. Brock Osweiler will be under center against the Raiders this Saturday, according to head coach Bill O'Brien. With Tom Savage still in concussion protocol, Houston has little wiggle room. Th... more

Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman blamed a disappointing 2016 season on a rash of injuries, but also wanted to make sure he pointed the finger at himself. Despite his unwillingness to get into the Josh Norman situation outside of noting that... more

For the first time in the Super Bowl era, it appears a rookie quarterback will be making his first start in an NFL playoff game. According to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, the Oakland Raiders are moving forward with "the expectation that " Conn... more

The Jaguars have exactly four months to decide whether or not they'll pick up the fifth-year option on former first-round quarterback Blake Bortles. As of right now, Bortles is in the dark as to whether or not that will happen (or what, exactly, a... more

Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian says he's going under the knife to repair his non-throwing shoulder. According to KUSA-TV in Denver , which described the surgery as "minor" and "elective," Siemian will not miss any of the club's offseason progra... more

Bengals cornerback Adam Jones was arrested in on suspicion misdemeanor assault and disorderly conduct charges early Tuesday morning in Cincinnati, a spokeswoman with the Hamilton County (Ohio) Justice Center confirmed to NFL.com. Jones later was ch... more

Buffalo Bills general manager Doug Whaley began his end-of-season news conference by admitting what everyone already knew: A 7-9 record was not good enough for ownership. However, that was not the main curiosity from reporters, who probed the embat... more

Adrian Peterson wants to retire someday with the Minnesota Vikings. The future Hall of Famer stated as much Monday, telling reporters that his mind set is directed toward finding a way to make that happen. "I would love to finish my career here w... more

A year after making the Pro Bowl in 2015, Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor found himself in an unenviable game of organizational ping pong this season, which eventually led to him watching the season finale on the sidelines. The Bills classified his... more

Based on how quickly Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels got a handful of interview requests , it seems like he'll finally leave the New England Patriots this year after a few offseasons of flirting in the coaching market. Tom Brady has... more

On Feb. 7, 2016, Broncos coach Gary Kubiak lifted his first Super Bowl title as head coach, leading Denver to a resounding victory over the Panthers in Santa Clara. Less than a year later, he is on his way out. According to NFL Network Insider Ia... more

Steve Smith confirmed our worst fears: He's finally hanging up the cleats. The animated veteran, who gained mass appeal in his later years thanks to an ever-present competitive fire and quick sense of humor, officially confirmed his retirement afte... more

Tony Romo will get his warmup. The most talked about backup quarterback in football is expected to play on Sunday against the Eagles, sources informed of the situation told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. Romo successfully lobbied to play a serie... more

The decision to play quarterback Tony Romo in the season finale Sunday against Philadelphia was initially viewed as a complicated one that involved injury concerns, ego, confidence and what it truly takes for a veteran to get ready after months away... more

December

One of the NFL's all-time greats is playing his final game Sunday. Colts linebacker and pass-rushing specialist Robert Mathis announced his plans to retire after Sunday's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The 35-year-old is just a half sack b... more

While Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett seems to enjoy himself everywhere, his contract situation was a point of contention for him at times . The 31-year-old defensive end has seriously out-played the four-year, $32 million deal he signed back... more

Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis thinks his future in New York will come down to whether or not those in charge of his team have any "class." "Would I love to be here? Yes," Revis told the New York Post . "Will I be back? That's a great question. My... more

Simple math dictates that Bears head coach John Fox and his staff should consider themselves on the hot seat heading into one of the biggest weeks of change on the NFL calendar. However, the seasoned veteran is talking like his entire staff will... more

We've already seen three head-coaching changes before the end of the season, which could either mean a sign of dark times ahead or a new trend in the NFL. The Philadelphia Eagles released Chip Kelly before Week 17 last year in order to conduct meeti... more

The Jacksonville Jaguars' coaching search is underway. According to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, the team interviewed former Giants and Jaguars head coach Tom Coughlin Wednesday. The role, per Rapoport, could be for the head coaching job or as... more

Bills interim head coach Anthony Lynn held his first news conference Wednesday, less than 24 hours after the team decided to fire head coach Rex Ryan and assistant head coach Rob Ryan. And while it contained some awkward moments -- Lynn accidental... more

The 2016 Dallas Cowboys are nothing short of an NFL phenomenon; the perfect combination of time, place, luck, talent, scheduling and opposition strength. And while it might not be wise to compare contemporary phenomena with phenomena of the past, D... more

Only in the NFL can a coach go from being asked about the top award in his profession to potentially being in danger of losing his job over the course of a few weeks. Such is the case with Lions coach Jim Caldwell, who, after building a significant... more

The Patriots and Giants have not clinched playoff berths together since 2011 -- the same year of their epic Super Bowl rematch. Should they be destined to meet again, Giants wideout Victor Cruz doesn't think the Patriots want to see them. "They d... more

One of Rex Ryan's best defensive players has spoken -- and he uttered a familiar refrain about the former head coach and his scheme being too complicated for players to grasp. "I feel like we should've been just more aggressive on defense ... becau... more

Brandon Marshall has been the voice of reason for the woebegone Jets all season long, and Tuesday might have been his finest moment. Perhaps it was a moment of sheer frustration, or maybe it was just the peak of his clairvoyance. When Marshall was... more

Rex Ryan began his short tenure with the Buffalo Bills by tapping a live microphone at his introductory press conference and asking rhetorically if it was on. "Because it's getting ready to be on," Ryan said. "And that's the truth." Less than two... more

The Ravens have been eliminated from playoff contention, but that doesn't mean Eric Weddle regretted his decision in free agency. "I would do it 100 times over again," Weddle said, via the team's official site . He added: "Baltimore, it's been an... more

For Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, there is no internal monologue or debate when it comes to the prospect of resting his starters on Sunday against the Miami Dolphins. "We can only inactivate seven players, so this isn't like a preseason game... more

Dallas' best news on Monday night had nothing to do with an emphatic win over the Detroit Lions. It came from these three words uttered by left tackle Tyron Smith after the game: "I'm all right," which he told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram after... more

For as innovative as the Lions offense has been this season, many are wondering if they simply turned away from the running game too soon in Monday night's 42-21 loss to the Dallas Cowboys. Lions running back Zach Zenner had 10 carries for 64 yard... more

Should the Jaguars hire Tom Coughlin, there is at least one player in the locker room who would welcome the move. Cornerback Prince Amukamara spent his first five NFL seasons with Coughlin in New York. Now a member of the Jaguars on an expiring con... more

Football fans rejoice: This will not be the end of the Steelers-Ravens rivalry featuring Terrell Suggs. The 34-year-old outside linebacker was adamant about not retiring after Sunday's loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers . The game effectively closed t... more

The Patriots (13-2) throttled a sleepwalking Jets team, 41-3 on Saturday afternoon in Foxborough from the opening whistle. Here's what we learned... 1. What did we expect? Bill Belichick does not sleepwalk through football games, but there was ev... more

Over the course of a long NFL season, sometimes players get tired and make mistakes. Perhaps the same could be said about television analysts? Steelers legend and four-time Super Bowl winning quarterback Terry Bradshaw blasted the franchise's curre... more

Marshall Faulk doesn't appreciate the rapidly-rising market value of NFL quarterbacks. Following a Michael Silver piece on NFL†GameDay Morning about the looming Kirk Cousins contract dilemma, Faulk eyed a sheet of the league's highest-paid quarter... more

Might we be witnessing the last games of Larry Fitzgerald's prolific career? According to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, the Cardinals wideout is "mulling whether or not he wants 2016 to be his final year." At 33, Fitzgerald is still one of the... more

For a second straight season, Cardinals do-it-all defensive back Tyrann Mathieu will end the year on injured reserve. Arizona announced the move on Friday, with safety Trevon Hartfield taking his place on the 53-man roster. Mathieu has yet to play... more

The week prior to a non-rivalry NFL game is full of baseless, complimentary platitudes hurled from one side to the other about how good player X is or why player Y is dangerous and we need to stop him. But as far as those platitudes go, this one fr... more

Almost exactly a year ago, the Bills announced coach Rex Ryan and general manager Doug Whaley would return in a bizarre end-of-year statement that was meant both as a sign of stability and a warning shot to the boisterous coach to get his team in ge... more

Deep down, the Giants seem to believe there were two reasons they lost to the Eagles 24-19 on Thursday Night Football . The first served as the company line from head coach Ben McAdoo, who said that the team didn't perform well enough in "all thre... more

A.J. Green expects to be back just in time to torture the tightrope-walking Texans as they attempt to stumble into the playoffs. Green confirmed the news himself on Thursday via the Cincinnati Enquirer . Saturday night's prime-time showdown airs... more

We may have a new slogan for the Tom Savage era in Houston: Have some fun and go rip it. The new starting quarterback said as much Wednesday in preparation for his first NFL start against the Cincinnati Bengals on Saturday night. "It's a great... more

Leave it to Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith Sr. to perfectly encapsulate the Baltimore-Pittsburgh rivalry. In an interview with reporters Wednesday, he called it "professional hatred." "Our fans hate them, their fans hate us," he said, via ESPN.... more

The Pro Bowl is a strange animal among NFL players. Some mock the game's lack of competitive flair and others find ways to skip it altogether. But for those who didn't get in? It can end up being an affront to them personally (that's why we created... more

Calvin Johnson is one of those historically good athletes who will need to spend the next five years of his life assuring those around him that he won't return to professional football. Cue his most recent interview with ESPN.com: "I'm not coming... more

Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly was cleared from concussion protocol a little less than a week ago, but we did not see him on the field against Washington on Monday night. The particularly jarring nature of his injury has spawned a thousand differen... more

Did Vikings running back Adrian Peterson come back a bit too soon? The 30-year-old told reporters on Wednesday that he was not sure he'd be able to suit up for Saturday's divisional matchup against the Green Bay Packers in Wisconsin. He was officia... more

Just as Linus van Pelt spends hours awaiting the arrival of the Great Pumpkin every fall, those of us interested in the head coaching industry await the yearly appearance of our favorite, seemingly mythical winter creature: The Jon Gruden returning t... more

While it packs a little less gusto than other famous Jets guarantees over the years, the one rookie first-round pick Darron Lee made over the weekend is a welcome promise to beleaguered Gang Green fans everywhere. Lee is confident the Jets' defense... more

While the firing and hiring of an NFL head coach has become a routine part of the sport's ecosystem, it's easy to lose sight of the people behind the actions on both sides of the table. The Jacksonville Jaguars, who let go of head coach Gus Bradley... more

The votes are in. The Pro Bowl's 2017 roster is set and, like every year, it serves as a tremendous honor for players who have toiled all season in search of recognition. It is also prone to leaving off some guys who had unbelievable seasons -- and... more

Jacksonville Jaguars general manager Dave Caldwell had one of the more honest and open post-firing news conferences Monday a day after the team fired coach Gus Bradley; one in which he actually addressed a specific candidate that has been connected w... more

Gus Bradley said his goodbyes to Jacksonville. During a farewell press conference Monday, less than 24 hours after he was officially let go by the club , the team's former head coach lamented the fact that he will not be around to see the rebuild... more

Under normal circumstances, the 49ers (1-13) would be far and away the worst team in the National Football League. Thankfully for coach Chip Kelly and general manager Trent Baalke, the Browns decided to undergo a massive rebuild this year. That doe... more

At 5:53 p.m. ET Sunday night, a second head coaching vacancy opened up. The Jacksonville Jaguars announced that they'd parted ways with Gus Bradley after three-plus seasons , 14 wins and 48 losses. They join the Los Angeles Rams in the early hunt for... more

In a fantastic low-scoring, cold-weather affair, the Giants (10-4) clinched their first 10-win season since 2010 and kept their slim hopes of a division title alive with a†17-6 win over the Detroit Lions. Here's what we learned ... 1. Eli Mann... more

The Eagles are not planning on making any destructive decisions this offseason. According to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, the team likely will not make any major changes this winter. This means that we can count on coach Doug Pederson being ba... more

Despite his uneven play over the years and the market he's toiled in for over a decade, I feel Eli Manning has been a largely sympathetic figure in the eye of sports media and teammates. Two Super Bowl trophies will buy an awful lot of equity. On S... more

We've heard the Tony Romo-Dak Prescott debate from just about every angle. But how about from a Super Bowl winning head coach who benched a quarterback en route to the playoffs? While the scenario isn't exactly the same, NFL Network's Brian Billick... more

The Dolphins trucked the Jets, 34-13 , en route to their first winning season in almost a decade. The playoffs are still very much in their line of vision. Here's what we learned... 1. This is not another Fire-Todd-Bowles hot take. What we saw... more

While nothing in the NFL is guaranteed -- especially when it comes to recovery from a serious knee injury -- the possibility that Dallas could add a top five talent to its reborn defense in 2017 should be terrifying for the rest of the division. Ow... more

Adrian Peterson is back -- officially. The Vikings' star running back is active for Sunday's game against the Indianapolis Colts. Defensive tackle Toby Johnson was waived Saturday after Minnesota officially activated Peterson off injured reserve.... more

Despite Arizona's playoff odds dipping to a microscopic one percent according to Football Outsiders' latest projections, there's something else for Cardinals fans to root for when the team takes on New Orleans on Sunday. Running back David Johnson,... more

Because NFL coaches are not the type to turn around and say 'You know what? That actually wasn't the best idea' we got another day of Seahawks coach Pete Carroll defending a fake punt late in Thursday's game that injured Jon Ryan and kicked the head... more

Maybe the 35th time is the charm. According to ESPN, the Colts will be starting their 35th different offensive line combination in front of Andrew Luck on Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings. The Colts are third in the league with 40 quarterback s... more

The Lions can potentially clinch their first division title since the 1993 season this weekend against the Giants (find out how here ). For those of us old enough to remember Wayne Fontes, Barry Sanders, Rodney Peete and Erik Kramer, it doesn't see... more

The NFL regular season is coming to an end, but in a lot of ways it feels like we are just getting started. Each week, the importance of certain games rises exponentially, leaving us with a few excellent matchups down the stretch. As we prepare for... more

No one expected Vikings coach Mike Zimmer to take it easy on his team during their recent skid. As it turns out, he doesn't think his injury-ravaged team is playing up to their ability. "We're losing. Yeah, I'm tired of it. I'm tired of losing, I'm... more

Jim Fassel admits he's having a hard time focusing on the road. Less than 48 hours before his son, John, coaches his first game in charge of the Los Angeles Rams on Thursday night in Seattle against the Seahawks, Fassel picks up a call before someone... more

As hard as it is to believe, we've reached Week 15, which means there are a fresh set of playoff scenarios ready to unfold this weekend. Obviously, there is a lot at stake this weekend for the Dallas Cowboys, who are trying to overcome their second... more

The Panthers are headed to Washington to check out cornerback Josh Norman's new digs next Monday, and chances are his ouster from Carolina will come up at some point this week. Panthers coaches and coordinators tried to get out ahead of the bluster... more

With the Ravens (7-6) firmly in second place in the AFC North , coach John Harbaugh knows the scenario from here on out: just win. "Yes, absolutely, we know where we stand and the situation we are in. And that we basically have to win three games,... more

In a move that reflected both his appreciation for the both theology and fine cinema, Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio settled on a theory as to why a Derek Carr pass seemingly died in the wind against the Chiefs last Thursday . "The angel in the... more

The Rams stunned the football world on Monday afternoon, firing long-time head coach Jeff Fisher just a few months after handing him a two-year contract extension. Just last week, Fisher confirmed he signed that deal before the start of the 2016 seas... more

The Dolphins entered Monday expecting the worst, and left it with incredible news. Believing that quarterback Ryan Tannehill suffered a torn ACL in Sunday's victory over the Arizona Cardinals, they were relieved to find that the former first-round... more

Bengals cornerback Adam Jones didn't want to talk about anything but Browns receiver Terrelle Pryor after a 23-10 win over Cleveland on Sunday. He also didn't want to say anything nice, either. Like a good public speaker, he used visual cues. Jon... more

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The Giants' biggest regular-season win in nearly five years ended with a head shake. Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant's face was plastered on the TV screen as officials met to discuss whether or not he caught Dak Prescott's fra... more

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The New York Giants (9-4) made it a stunning clean sweep of the Dallas Cowboys (11-2) on Sunday night with a 10-7 victory . The Cowboys go back to the drawing board with one glaring weakness -- the second-best team in their... more

The Eagles (5-8) gave the Washington Redskins everything they had, but a lack of depth across the offensive line and cornerback finally took its toll in a 27-22 loss to their division rivals. Here's what we learned: 1. The Redskins (7-5-1) live t... more

Early this week, I wondered aloud whether or not the Cowboys would actually play backup Tony Romo in a meaningless game should Dallas keep rolling. On Sunday, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport provided the answer. "I talked to a team source this... more

Redskins cornerback Josh Norman has a unique take on his roller coaster 2016. "It's the wildest thing," Norman told NFL Network's Mike Garafolo this weekend ahead of the team's game against Philadelphia. "It's like being on Noah's Ark. Every animal... more

Jets coach Todd Bowles is likely safe. That's the word from NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, who noted on Sunday that, barring a late-season collapse where the team clearly quits on Bowles, he will be retained. Rapoport could not say the same fo... more

The Giants (8-4) and Cowboys (11-1) close out a deep slate of Sunday games at MetLife Stadium this weekend, giving the most talked-about team in football the chance to avenge their only loss of the season in prime time. Here's what we're watchin... more

The Cowboys left receiver Lucky Whitehead at home in Dallas for missing yet another team meeting. According to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, missing meetings has been a recurring issue for the Dallas receiver. They've decided to punish him by... more

There's no heat between Raiders coach Jack Del Rio and Chiefs coach Andy Reid, despite what seemed like some minor evidence to the contrary Thursday night. Both coaches said there was nothing to a seemingly chilly interaction after their midfield... more

A month-long suspension for Saints safety Kenny Vaccaro for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing drugs begins Sunday. Saints coach Sean Payton announced the development Friday, noting that his former first-round pick will miss the re... more

Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones is officially a game-time decision. Coach Dan Quinn said as much Friday, noting that his best offensive player needs to test out his turf toe full-speed on the field before the game. The Falcons (7-5) are nearing... more

Life is good for Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott. He's putting up insane numbers during his rookie season and playing on the best team in football. Now, he's getting props from (another) NFL legend. Though this one might mean a little m... more

What is going on in Buffalo? The Bills seem to have rapidly soured on quarterback Tyrod Taylor, or are at least being extremely cautious when addressing their quarterback amid a down year. This week, general manager Doug Whaley would not say whethe... more

Every cornerback is the best cornerback. Because the position has taken on a life of its own over the years, and fans' understanding of man defenses and true cover corners has changed, we find ourselves often having the debate about who is No. 1 qu... more

The Jets (3-9) will be lucky to get out of this season without any permanent scars. Defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson was asked about the team's lack of sacks heading into Sunday's game against the 49ers (1-11) and, even though he insisted it was no... more

The Patriots (10-2) and Ravens (7-5) have both been accused of bending the rules just slightly to fit their needs over the years, but Ravens coach John Harbaugh doesn't see a similarity. "You're right. I don't want to get into all that," Harbaugh t... more

Of the 12 teams projected to reach the playoffs, half finished last season with losing records (seven if you count the tied-for-first-place Tennessee Titans). We bring you this information to inspire hope -- it may be over for this season, but a fant... more

Some coaches in the NFL have reached the beginning of the end. By now, owners looking to make a coaching change have started reaching out to search firms or panels to do some background work on potential replacements. Those going the more tradition... more

While many suspect the Dallas Cowboys have the upper hand in Sunday night's premiere matchup at MetLife Stadium, consider this: Rookie quarterbacks don't normally play well against Eli Manning. In Manning's 14 NFL seasons -- 193 regular season game... more

After watching film of the Jets' 41-10 thrashing at the hands of Indianapolis on Tuesday morning, coach Todd Bowles decided effort wasn't the issue. "We got effort, we just didn't play with much intelligence last night," Bowles said†about mistakes... more

Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul has gone under the knife. The Pro Bowl pass rusher, who is having a resurgent season with the Giants, posted a picture of himself from the hospital early Wednesday morning. According to NFL Network Insider Ian... more

As quickly as the Colts built up momentum for the stretch run, the wind was taken out of their sails. Linebacker D'Qwell Jackson was hit with a four-game suspension, according to an announcement made by the league on Tuesday. Jackson was found to b... more

Here's a question that, six or seven months ago, would have sounded absolutely absurd: Would Dallas actually use Tony Romo in a "mop-up" game at the end of the season? The scenario: Dallas continues to roll and clinches their first-round bye. There... more

Packers linebacker and shoo-in Hall of Famer Julius Peppers isn't sure if 2016 will be his final run. "I'm not saying that I don't want to play next year," Peppers said, via PackersNews.com . "I'm not saying that I do. I'm just saying that right no... more

Rex Ryan is not trying to box himself into a statement he'll make in December but potentially regret the following April. After Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor posted another subpar performance against the Raiders in Oakland, Ryan was asked if he co... more

Panthers head coach Ron Rivera is just as concerned about his team's mental health as he is their suits and ties. "You are concerned about that, the mental health of the team," Rivera said less than 24 hours after a 40-7 loss to the Seahawks (via t... more

Giants wideout Odell Beckham got caught up in smile-gate over the weekend , one of the most unfortunate trends of this season in which players are criticized for minor displays of emotion on the sideline or after the game when they see their friends.... more

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- While the Jets were in one locker room Monday night listening to their frustrated coach explain just how badly they got their butts kicked, the Colts were experiencing a rare moment of euphoria amid a difficult and uneven sea... more

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The scene played out like bad improv theater. Jets coach Todd Bowles, fresh from saying the Jets got their "asses kicked" 13 different times (we counted), noted that 2015 fourth-round pick Bryce Petty would start the remain... more

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Ryan Fitzpatrick's night came to an early end against the Colts on Monday night. The Jets benched their journeyman quarterback for the second half of New York's 41-10 loss . Trailing 24-3 heading into halftime and 31-3 shor... more

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- In quite possibly the most embarrassing performance of the Todd Bowles era, the Jets were pounded, 41-10 by the now tied-for-first-place Indianapolis Colts on Monday Night Football. Here's what we learned... 1. We'll g... more

Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz was described as "fuming" Sunday night after a loss to the Steelers in which he was not targeted once . Monday morning, amid a visit with Good Morning Football, it seems cooler heads have prevailed. "After the ga... more

The Cowboys (11-1) are in the playoffs. Dallas clinched a spot on Sunday after the division-rival Redskins (6-5-1) lost to the Cardinals in Arizona, 31-23 . They are the first team this year to punch their ticket. After taking care of business i... more

The Rams hit hard in groups, but Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount isn't all that impressed with their solo tackling skills. Blount busted loose on a 43-yard touchdown Sunday to open up scoring amid a 26-10 blowout win. The Rams' edge defende... more

The Patriots (10-2) pounded a lethargic and ammo-less Rams team, 26-10, on Sunday to give Tom Brady career win No. 201. He surpasses Peyton Manning as the winningest quarterback in league history . Here's what we learned from the Patriots' victory... more

It's Paxton Lynch to the rescue in Denver. Despite the Broncos' hopes that quarterback Trevor Siemian could play through a left foot sprain this weekend against the Jaguars, the team will turn to their rookie first-round pick for the second time th... more

Seahawks safety Earl Thomas missed his first ever regular season game last weekend with a hamstring injury, and did what pretty much any one of us would do. He went to Buffalo Wild Wings to watch his team lose to the Buccaneers. "I was into it,"... more

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton doesn't think Carolina's poor season has anything to do with karma. Seahawks corner Richard Sherman suggested as much earlier this week, noting that Newton stole a 12th man flag from a Seahawks fan in Charlotte last... more

Lions defensive coordinator Teryl Austin seemed like a shoo-in to get a head coaching job two years ago. Thanks to Detroit's success this year, his name has resurfaced among a list of viable candidates for 2017 openings. "I'm not even worried abo... more

Saints wideout Brandin Cooks hasn't taken his cold streak lightly in New Orleans. He followed an eight-target, seven catch performance against the Carolina Panthers back on Nov. 17 with a no-target, no catch performance against the Rams a week ago... more

November

The Patriots were without their two best players at practice on Wednesday. Quarterback Tom Brady (right knee) and tight end Rob Gronkowski (punctured lung) were not spotted by reporters during local media access, according to The Boston Globe . Wid... more

The literature is typically sent out around the three-quarter mark of the season, when frustrated NFL owners realize their team is not making the playoffs and they've exhausted enough resources behind their current head coach, general manager or both... more

The Steelers -- and the fun police -- have finally gotten to receiver Antonio Brown. "Yeah, we (talked to him about his end zone dancing celebrations)," Ben Roethlisberger said Tuesday on KDKA-FM in Pittsburgh . "He knows, we all know. Coach Tomlin... more

We finally have a window into why a rookie running back averaging nearly five yards per carry has only been handed the ball more than 10 times in a game once this season Derrick Henry, the Titans' battering ram, tied a career high with 60 yards aga... more

Niners general manager Trent Baalke was quick to shoulder the blame. Before the team lost by a touchdown to the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, dropping them to 1-10 on the season, Baalke told KNBR-AM in San Francisco earlier this week that the on-field... more

While the Patriots have garnered a cruel reputation for cutting or trading players who are about to receive a big payday, they are also excellent at rewarding their own loyal role players. The latest example: The team and tackle Marcus Cannon agree... more

Is Adrian Peterson on his way back? The Vikings All-Pro running back was seen running off to the side at practice Tuesday, NFL Network's Stacey Dales reported . The 31-year-old went through a battery of tests over the weekend that opened the door f... more

Just as Lions coach Jim Caldwell is getting some much-deserved credit, he's deflecting it back on his football team. "You have to attribute it more to team, willingness, preparation, toughness, grittiness all the way across the board at every skill... more

Niners coach Chip Kelly subscribes to the no medals for trying theory. When asked about moral victories after Sunday's 31-24 loss and how players have credited themselves with not packing it in amid a one-win season and 10-game losing streak, Kel... more

Cooler heads have prevailed in an on-field and, later, Twitter spat between Redskins corner Josh Norman and Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant. "I'm really not trying to talk about that, but I wish I never did what I did, but that's OK because it's over w... more

Don't ask the Dolphins (7-4) about the sixth seed in the playoffs. They didn't know they were in as of Monday, and they don't want to know. "We haven't really talked about it, we just talked about being 1-0 this week because this is our next game,"... more

Lost in the shuffle of Miami's sixth-straight win Sunday was the fact that opposing quarterback Colin Kaepernick actually had a hell of a game. Kaepernick was 29-of-46 passing for 296 yards, three touchdowns and one interception. He also rushed the... more

The true mark of a good NFL team is not sweating the small stuff and the Seahawks (7-3-1), after scoring just five points in a stunning loss to the Buccaneers on Sunday, are not sweating it. "We all knew that was not us, only scoring three points... more

While decline is an unfortunate but natural part of any athlete's game, Darrelle Revis' sudden turn for the worse has been depressing for Jets fans to say the least. After another tough outing on Sunday in a 22-17 loss to the Patriots, Revis was a... more

The Houston Texans may be having the least enjoyable first place run in recent NFL history. Their confidence took another hit on Sunday with a 21-13 home loss to the San Diego Chargers, dropping their record to 6-5. The Texans are 29th in points,... more

While some coaches distance themselves from an underperforming team, Browns coach Hue Jackson seems to have gotten more emotionally involved than ever with his 0-12 club. After Sunday's 27-13 loss to the Giants, a game that saw Cleveland hang arou... more

The surging Giants edged out their sixth win in a row on Sunday, this time over a plucky but woefully overmatched Browns team, 27-13. Here's what we learned: 1. It won't bother the Giants (8-3) that, in the last two weeks, they were pushed back... more

The Browns want another chance to see Robert Griffin III at quarterback before the season ends. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport noted on NFL†GameDay Morning Sunday that unless rookie quarterback Cody Kessler returns from a concussion and gets on... more

Redskins cornerback Josh Norman responded to Dez Bryant on Friday via NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport and expressed a level of surprise in the heightened drama, but for some former NFL players, Norman let it get far enough himself. On NFL †GameDa... more

Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer is shouldering the blame for Arizona's lackluster 2016 season, but Kurt Warner doesn't think he's getting much help. "I look at the wide receivers," Warner said Sunday on GameDay Morning. "I mean, John Brown, at... more

Will a slightly hampered Tom Brady struggle against the Jets on Sunday ? NFL Network's Michael Irvin thinks so. Citing the quarterback's last performance against the Jets on Dec. 27 -- Brady threw for 231 yards, one touchdown and one interception... more

We're almost a month away from the end of the 2016 regular season, which for some coaches means an unfortunate end to their current employment situation. Who should be especially worried? According to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport on GameDay F... more

The banged-up Indianapolis Colts (5-6) put up a surprisingly formidable performance, but still fell to the AFC North's sleeping giant, the Pittsburgh Steelers, 28-7 in the Thanksgiving finale Thursday. Here's what we learned... 1. Say what you... more

The Colts came into Thursday night's game knowing that they would be without Andrew Luck. Then came an in-game injury to center Ryan Kelly (shoulder). Then an in-game injury to Vontae Davis (groin). The T.Y. Hilton in-game injury though? That was j... more

The Bears don't think quarterback Jay Cutler is done for the season just yet. Coach John Fox said that Cutler's right shoulder injury is "not season-ending, contrary to the reports you hear." He added that he is not sure if Cutler will definitely b... more

Is Robert Griffin III making a comeback in 2016? Griffin practiced Wednesday with the Browns for the first time since the opening week of the season. Griffin was placed on injured reserve with a shoulder issue back on Sept. 12 -- a day after a... more

In NFL years, it's been a long time since Doug Marrone was the head coach of the Buffalo Bills. But this Sunday is the first time he's returning to Buffalo with his new team -- the Jacksonville Jaguars. Last year, Jacksonville beat Buffalo in Londo... more

Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley isn't worried about a significant workload for running back Le'Veon Bell on short rest. "He's a young guy, and he wants (the ball) all the time," Haley said Tuesday, via TribLive.com . "I haven't ever seen... more

Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins has officially been knighted by the king of Gunslingers. "I thought (Cousins) played outstanding (Sunday night) and has played outstanding this year," Brett Favre said on SiriusXM NFL Radio this week, via The... more

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has 88 wins against divisional opponents since buying the Cowboys back in 1989. In that time the division has seen stretches of dominance from just about every team. So, heading into a Thanksgiving afternoon showdown again... more

Will Sammy Watkins be on the field Sunday? The former Bills first-round pick, who has spent his three-year career in Buffalo in stretches of both injury rehab and on-field brilliance, could see some time against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Bills coac... more

Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels wants to set the record straight. Yes, he is interested in becoming an NFL head coach again someday. No, he is not planning on navigating a way to be Bill Belichick's successor in New England. Those... more

Rams head coach Jeff Fisher isn't changing offensive coordinators any time soon. "Not given it any consideration," Fisher said during his weekly news conference at Cal Lutheran, via the Los Angeles Times . "I did that last year. "I have confidenc... more

Adam Gase has done the successful coach thing by taking the Dolphins on a five-game winning streak and putting them within an earshot of the playoffs for the first time since 2008. Now, he's doing the standard coach thing by not talking about it.... more

While Bills head coach Rex Ryan has been known to engage in hyperbole from time to time, his comments on the Jacksonville Jaguars (2-8) on Monday got us thinking. "That's the best two-win team I've ever seen," Ryan said, via The Buffalo News . "Tha... more

With the game tied at 20 last night, Texans head coach Bill O'Brien made a wise move to go for it on fourth and inches with 6:31 to go. By every conceivable angle, running back Akeem Hunt seemed to stretch past the unofficial yellow line on televis... more

In a move that could be an encouraging step forward, or simply a bit of ceremony as we head into the latter part of the season, the Cowboys plan to activate second-round linebacker Jaylon Smith (knee) from the non-football injury list. Stephen Jone... more

While the AFC East still focuses on the dominant Patriots and now-surging Miami Dolphins, the Buffalo Bills (5-5) remain somewhat in playoff contention. Their razor-thin postseason hopes were kept alive thanks to a 16-12 win over the Bengals on Sunda... more

After Sunday's win over the Chicago Bears, coach Ben McAdoo was purposefully ignorant of the team's five-game winning streak. "It was good to get the win today. We only played once this week," he said, via comments distributed by the team. "We had... more

Last night, while Carson Palmer was getting pummeled by the Vikings at the end of a 30-24 loss in Minneapolis , Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians looked more baffled and dejected than we've seen after any loss in his previous three seasons with the t... more

It was inevitable that a veteran Browns player would fire a shot up the stairs at management this season. It's actually impressive that it took 11 weeks (and 11 losses). After bottoming out against the Steelers (5-5) on Sunday in a game that saw th... more

Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco was not blown away by the Cowboys' mystique. After a 27-17 loss to Dallas on Sunday -- one in which the Ravens led for a quarter -- Flacco came away with a feeling of regret. He felt the Ravens were good enough to top... more

The Bengals' already fleeting playoff hopes sustained a significant blow Sunday. Following a 16-12 loss to the Buffalo Bills, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported wide receiver A.J. Green sustained a tear in his hamstring, with the simple... more

The New York Giants (7-3) overcame a lackadaisical first half to edge the visiting Chicago Bears (2-8), 22-16 . Here's what we learned... 1. Giants fans wondering why this is their first five-game winning streak since 2010 or first 7-3 record sinc... more

Before Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo delivered the concession speech of a lifetime this week, he reportedly asked for the chance to win his job back in practice. "Tony's smart," Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones recently told The MMQB... more

Packers head coach Mike McCarthy thinks it's ridiculous when people scrutinize quarterback Aaron Rodgers. He said as much last month. As it turns out, Aaron Rodgers thinks it's ridiculous when people scrutinize Mike McCarthy, too. "I think it's... more

Every general manager who loved Russell Wilson coming into the draft now knows they didn't love him enough to pull the trigger a round early. Apparently, when the Seahawks drafted him with the 75th pick in the 2012 draft, the first call they receiv... more

Sometimes we ask questions we already know the answers to, just to see what the response might be. Case in point: On Wednesday, Texans head coach Bill O'Brien was asked if he was happy with the team's decision to select guard Xavier Su'a-Filo in th... more

If the Bears (2-7) do one thing well this season, it's play defense. Currently, the Bears are eighth in total sacks (24), just six behind the league-leading Buffalo Bills. In their most recent DVOA rankings, Football Outsiders has Chicago's defense... more

Drew Bledsoe will forever be known as a great NFL quarterback -- and perhaps the sport's living version of Wally Pipp. His injuries or benchings over the years have famously led to the rise of both Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and Cowboys quarter... more

When four-time Pro Bowl quarterback Jeff Garcia is training younger quarterbacks at the beginning of their gridiron experience, the intended target for a football starts quite large. First, it should land between the receiver's waist and head. Then... more

Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan told reporters Wednesday he had "no regrets" about his decision to re-sign Ryan Fitzpatrick for $12 million this season despite the returns. But moving forward, he will not lean on head coach Todd Bowles to play... more

At least Vikings coach Mike Zimmer is keeping his sense of humor -- we think. At a press conference on Wednesday, he brought up a question he received earlier in the week from reporters in Arizona. "They asked me on the Arizona conference call ho... more

Should Bryce Petty get another crack at the Jets' starting quarterback job after the bye, he wants to air the ball out a little more. Aside from a 52-yard completion to wide receiver Robby Anderson on a deep ball out of his own end zone, Petty most... more

First-year Dolphins coach Adam Gase has already gifted his owner with the first four-game winning streak he's ever seen while in charge of the team. But in an interview with the Miami Herald recently , Stephen Ross is crediting the 38-year-old coac... more

Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins is having an excellent season, and it might be time we started talking about it. To make sure we got the message, Jenkins sent out this tweet Tuesday , just a few hours after he shut down the NFL's leading receiver... more

For a perennial Super Bowl contender like the Green Bay Packers, handling an unexpected losing season can be one of the most difficult balancing acts in all of sports. Inside the locker room, 60 different personalities and egos are going their own... more

In lieu of questions from the press on Tuesday, Tony Romo decided to bare his soul instead . In a raw statement that touched on his appreciation for the starting quarterback who bypassed him during recovery for a broken bone in his back, and the em... more

Already reeling from their fourth straight loss, the Pittsburgh Steelers got a fresh dose of bad news on Tuesday afternoon. Defensive end Cameron Heyward announced that he will miss the remainder of the season with a pectoral injury he suffered aga... more

Dallas' improbable rise to best record in the NFL makes owner Jerry Jones' brutally honest weekly radio hits required listening at this point. With everything from ugly babies, burner cell phones and Tony Romo on the docket, here's what the NFL's mos... more

Browns coach Hue Jackson says there is no trouble in paradise between the coaching staff and the unique blend of personalities which make up the team's unorthodox front office. "I do have a tension headache," Jackson said jokingly Monday, via... more

NEW YORK -- Former Colts head coach Tony Dungy has spent this season delighted by the play of Cowboys rookie Dak Prescott. And while he admires the relationship owner Jerry Jones shares with current backup quarterback Tony Romo, Dungy isn't sure how... more

Lions coach Jim Caldwell isn't going to be ramping up the intensity (or show any, really) despite the team's newfound position atop the NFC North. "I mean you don't have one point in time in this league where you can ever say, 'You know what, we're... more

Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham sees big things in the near future. "We're really looking forward to Feb. 5 in Houston," Beckham said on the ESPN set after Monday night's 21-20 win over the Bengals, via The Daily News . "That's the goal obviousl... more

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The Giants survived a tight battle with the always scrappy Bengals to finish with a 21-20 victory on Monday at MetLife Stadium.† Here's what we learned: 1. Regardless of previous successes, Monday's game was a welcome... more

NEW YORK -- After big Patriots losses, much like the one the team endured on Sunday Night Football in a Super Bowl XLIX rematch against the Seahawks, head coach Bill Belichick's fury can take many forms. According to former player and current NBC... more

Without the services of starting quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, the Jets (3-7) dropped their second straight in a 9-6 loss to the Rams (4-5) at MetLife Stadium. Here's what we learned: 1. Bryce Petty led the Jets' first 99-yard touchdown drive sin... more

The season is only halfway through, but that doesn't stop our stable of analysts from NFL†GameDay Morning from projecting some end of season awards. While some were unanimous -- comeback player and dynamic duo -- the crew was split on their MVP vo... more

Bryce Petty will get his first career NFL start at quarterback Sunday for the New York Jets. The Jets announced Sunday morning that Petty will start -- something Jets players believed earlier this week based on how starter Ryan Fitzpatrick looked i... more

The emergence of rookie Dak Prescott has been "difficult" for established starter Tony Romo, a source informed of the situation told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, but that does not mean he wants to disrupt momentum. Rapoport noted Sunday on... more

Jamison Crowder's reign as Kirk Cousins' No. 1 target in Washington continues for another week. According to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, DeSean Jackson is out on Sunday against the Vikings (5-3) with a rotator cuff injury. Citing a source... more

A good quarterback has to be an effective game manager first, which is why the Dolphins seem pleased that Ryan Tannehill is finally taking a step back and developing in order. "No quarterback should be offended," Dolphins offensive coordinator Clyd... more

Jamison Crowder, the Redskins 5-foot-9 wide receiver, is not who many would have pegged to be leading the team in yards (498) and touchdowns (4) midway through the 2016 season. But, according to Kirk Cousins, his size had a distinct advantage for a... more

While the return of the pure rushing quarterback is likely never going to happen, we are in the golden age of passers who use their mobility as a well-timed weapon. Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota, who has more rushing yards than any quarterback... more

Coming off a bye week, the Bears (2-6) theoretically don't have much to play for. The same cannot be said for their opponent, a 3-5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers team that is desperately trying to climb back into relevance in the NFC South. But Bears lineba... more

Eagles defensive lineman Fletcher Cox is one of the most affable superstars in football. He is also one of the most honest. Held without a sack over the last four games -- he logged four over the team's first four games -- the $103 million man know... more

Jets coach Todd Bowles doesn't seem to have any patience for arm-chair general managers looking to develop his young quarterbacks for him. He's sticking with Ryan Fitzpatrick over Bryce Petty or Christian Hackenberg -- and that's the bottom line.... more

When you think of the best pass rushers in the NFL, you also think of true technicians who know how to draw holding calls. Broncos linebacker Von Miller doesn't consider himself a lobbying expert, though. By an unofficial count, the Broncos have dr... more

Jaguars fans may be past the point of playoff dreams, but Sunday's matchup against the Houston Texans will provide an important benchmark for the future. Budding star cornerback Jalen Ramsey will almost certainly be shadowing Texans receiver DeAnd... more

Perhaps one of the reasons Chiefs pass rusher Justin Houston expects to dominate upon his return is his expertise in sacking Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, in particular. Houston told reporters in Kansas City on Thursday that he believes he's th... more

The Chiefs (6-2) won't be flying under the radar for much longer. Kansas City activated pass rusher Justin Houston following practice on Wednesday. The 27-year-old, who officially was listed as limited, was cleared to resume football activities rou... more

Before Mike Furrey took over the football program at Limestone College earlier this year, nearly half of all the victories in the program's†history (two of five) had come against an online faith-based school with no campus, accreditation or cemented... more

Humans are obviously prone to panic during moments of weakness, but when it comes to football in Pittsburgh, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger would like to nip that in the bud. "I could do the Aaron Rodgers, 'Relax,' but I'm just going to say, it's... more

Much like Aurora Borealis, sailing stones or other naturally recurring phenomena, 49ers head coach Chip Kelly finds himself on a yearly basis unconsciously denying rumors that he will return to coach in college. This year's version occurred Monday.... more

Former Giants coach Tom Coughlin is being inducted into the team's Ring of Honor this weekend, but that doesn't mean he's happily retired. Yes, Coughlin is the senior advisor to football operations at the NFL, but the lifelong coach still misses hi... more

Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump read aloud a note he said was from Patriots head coach Bill Belichick during a late night rally in New Hampshire on Monday -- the day before the 2016 Presidential Election. "Congratulations on a treme... more

Back on Nov. 4, suspended Raiders pass rusher Aldon Smith told the Associated Press that he would be back with his teammates in two weeks . Head coach Jack Del Rio wants to pump the breaks on that just a bit. "That's a wait-and-see, hope-for-the-... more

Seattle Seahawks tight end Jimmy Graham was nothing short of incredible in their 31-25 win over the Bills on Monday night. The former Saints standout, once considered a lost entity amid Seattle's loaded offense, hauled in two one-handed touchdown... more

After Richard Sherman hit the Bills' kicker below the belt , setting off a chain of events that eventually resulted in a crucial missed field goal before halftime of Monday's game , there was no doubt Bills coach Rex Ryan would have something to say.... more

Giants safety Landon Collins is not a one-trick pony. The architect behind the best interception return for a touchdown we've seen in years , Collins is dominating the box score for defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo this season. Giants head c... more

Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick suffered a slight MCL sprain on Sunday in a loss to the Dolphins, according to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. Coach Todd Bowles said Fitzpatrick is day-to-day. The diagnosis further complicates Bowles' decision... more

Antrel Rolle, a three-time Pro Bowl safety, former first-round pick and Super Bowl champion, is done with football and he's at peace with his decision. Rolle revealed the news on Monday during a visit with Good Morning Football. The 33-year-old la... more

A stunning win over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday gave the Colts a new outlook on life heading into the home stretch of their 2016 season. "We're a strong-minded team, but we needed this, point blank, period," Colts receiver Phillip Dorsett told... more

Only four teams have finished an entire NFL season winless since 1944, and Browns linebacker Christian Kirksey intends on keeping it that way. After Cleveland (0-9) was thumped by the Dallas Cowboys this weekend, the 24-year-old former third-round... more

Now losers of three straight games, the Pittsburgh Steelers have reached a faux-crisis point at the midway point of their 2016 campaign. No. 1 on the docket of issues? Find a way to feed star wide receiver Antonio Brown, who had seven catches for 8... more

In the past, Jets head coach Todd Bowles has said after games that he wouldn't bench his quarterback, only to do so 24 hours later. So do with the following information what you will. After a classic hot-and-cold Ryan Fitzpatrick start on Sunday, o... more

In a game between two incomplete football teams angling for three-game winning streaks, it was the Dolphins who prevailed, 27-23 down in Miami . Here's what we learned... 1. If nothing else, the game perfectly illustrated why both teams are in a... more

There's an alternate universe somewhere in which Philip Rivers is playing for the Titans (4-4) this weekend , facing off against Marcus Mariota and the San Diego Chargers. The trade -- or any potential deal for Mariota -- never got off the ground.... more

In a mad scramble to add depth to their running back depth chart, the Jets signed and cut Knile Davis before snagging 2012 Pro Bowl running back C.J. Spiller. And for those cautious of the now 29-year-old running back -- he has 121 rushing yards ov... more

One of the few things Patriots quarterback Tom Brady hasn't been cagey or guarded about over this career is his fondness for trainer Alex Guerrero and his stringent methods for staying in shape. When asked by ESPN.com in an interview this week abou... more

Longtime NFL coach Norv Turner, the offensive coordinator of the 5-2, first-place Minnesota Vikings, has resigned in the middle of the season. The stunning news, confirmed by the club on Wednesday morning, leaves one of the league's brightest Super... more

Omar Khan, Kyle Shanahan and Alshon Jeffery figure to be major players in the 2017 offseason. (Associated Press) For some fans, there is comfort in the offseason. It is when your team dominates the headlines. It is when your team is making the... more

"I want you to feel what I felt. I want you to know why story-truth is truer sometimes than happening-truth." -- Tim O'Brien, The Things They Carried. Each time we update our power poll, there is the inevitable skull-against-wall thud we are faced... more

Long ago, we assumed the love story between Noah and Allie Calhoun of Notebook fame would define a generation. Enter Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall and quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick. Marshall, who has repeatedly said that he will go down wit... more

Because the NFL is cyclical, we often revert to the same arguments to combat recurring issues -- or at least the appearance of recurring issues. After a Sunday when Sean Payton's Saints were penalized just twice to Seattle's 11 in a stunning win ov... more

Opting not to take their chances on waivers, the Detroit Lions traded for former Buccaneers second-round pick Johnthan Banks on Tuesday, just a day after Tampa Bay made it clear that they were cutting him. The deal is for a conditional seventh-roun... more

As we breathlessly await the healing of an oft-injured 36-year-old back, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is making the only decision that carries a lick of sense. Rookie Dak Prescott, who has already thrown for almost 2,000 yards, nine touchdowns and jus... more

According to one NFL penalty database, the Oakland Raiders have had 20 more penalties (86) than the next most penalized team in football, the Washington Redskins. Those penalties have cost them 728 accepted yards, which is 230 yards more than the... more

Redskins coach Jay Gruden has an interesting take on star cornerback Josh Norman sounding off on officials following Sunday's tie game: His words will not cause him to be targeted more by the refs, because that would be impossible. "He can't be an... more

Bears linebacker Pernell McPhee's true return to the lineup Monday -- he played just 20 snaps last week against the Packers -- was excellent news for Chicago and perhaps the last thing a scatter shot Minnesota Vikings offensive line wanted to see.... more

October

Panthers head coach Ron Rivera defended his star player Cam Newton, who on Sunday said he planned to meet with the NFL to resolve an apparent lack of late-hit calls he's received over the years. A full primer on Newton's comments can be found here... more

The Cleveland Browns made the first stunning move of trade deadline week -- and as a buyer, no less. Cleveland has acquired Patriots star linebacker Jamie Collins for a compensatory draft pick that's slated to eventually be a third-round selection,... more

Redskins cornerback Josh Norman was not the only outspoken defensive player on Sunday who was unhappy with the in-game officiating he received. Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman and head coach Pete Carroll joined the chorus after their... more

In perhaps the most predictable moment of the NFL season thus far, Redskins cornerback Josh Norman went on a tirade against field judge Brad Freeman after the team's 27-27 tie in London †where he was called for a pass interference once and hands to t... more

Broncos defensive coordinator Wade Phillips was carted off the field in Denver on Sunday after getting inadvertently knocked to the ground by Melvin Gordon who was chasing down Broncos cornerback Bradley Roby. Phillips was taken to a local hospital... more

Thanks to their most complete physical effort of the season, the New Orleans Saints (3-4) survived a late comeback attempt to down the Seattle Seahawks (4-2-1), 25-20, inside the Superdome. Here's what we learned: 1. The discrepancy between penalt... more

For the first time in NFL history, an International Series game went to overtime. And for the first time since 1997, we've had two ties in a single NFL season. The Washington Redskins and Cincinnati Bengals will head back across the pond contemplatin... more

As the Browns crawl toward the trade deadline, they do so sincerely believing they will not trade All-Pro left tackle Joe Thomas, according to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. However, there are some stars in Cleveland who have been tossed around... more

Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett will miss between two and three weeks following surgery for a cartilage issue, according to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, though there is some light at the end of the tunnel. When he returns, he could do s... more

San Francisco 49ers defensive players were oddly cool about playing for Chip Kelly this offseason despite the belief that his warp speed offensive system is unfairly taxing to the defense. Turns out, Kelly isn't going warp speed at all. "I think... more

Our love of the macabre could have potentially warped Monday's meeting between Jaguars owner Shad Khan and the rest of the team into something that did not happen. Obviously, Khan had this year pegged for a potential playoff run, and while the Jagu... more

We know that Tom Brady plans on playing for another half decade -- a revelation that once seemed insane but now looks entirely possible for the well-oiled 39-year-old. But that doesn't stop us from being fascinated about what is next for quite poss... more

While some of the Buffalo Bills' brightest stars get healthier, others are entering the season-long slog that accompanies playing hurt. Running back LeSean McCoy didn't practice Wednesday. Coach Rex Ryan told reporters "we'll see how he progresses... more

DeMarcus Ware is back. As expected, the Broncos veteran pass rusher made his return to the practice field on Wednesday in advance of Sunday's game against the San Diego Chargers, according to the Denver Post . Ware fractured his forearm in a Sept.... more

Redskins coach Jay Gruden admitted he does not have a "sleep coach" heading into this weekend's game against the Bengals in London. And while we admire the coach for his straightforward approach, it is leading some of his players to do some strange t... more

Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles thinks his team has the right makeup. "Everybody kind of says 'consistency,' but when it comes down to it nobody's trying to make mistakes," Bortles said, via the team's official site . "Nobody's trying to hold.... more

Broncos pass rusher DeMarcus Ware needs some help getting his Super Bowl 50 championship ring back. Upon returning from a Monday Night Football win over Brock Osweiler and the Texans, the future Hall of Fame defensive end and linebacker found his... more

The Steelers' most significant investment this offseason finally practiced. Tight end Ladarius Green, who was placed on the physically unable to perform list back at the end of August with an ankle issue, worked out with the team Tuesday. NFL Netwo... more

If given the chance, Jaguars rookie corner Jalen Ramsey would do his first ejection all over again. "They probably don't want me to say this, but I'm just going to keep it real with (you)," Ramsey said, via Jacksonville.com . "If I was out there ni... more

Any momentum built up by Brock Osweiler's gunslinger comeback against the Colts a week ago was lost amid a 27-9 loss on Monday Night Football . According to NFL research, his 3.2 yards per pass attempt was the third worst in a game with a player... more

The Jets have returned serve in the Ryan Fitzpatrick belief saga, perhaps confirming their quarterback's initial hypothesis from Sunday . After the Jets' win over the Ravens, Fitzpatrick noted he was going to play "pissed off" from here on out aft... more

Sometimes, when you've been asked the same question 100 times, the best way to spell out a definite answer is a short, declarative sentence. Browns head coach Hue Jackson attempted just that on Monday. ‚??We. Are. Not. Going. To. Trade. Joe. Thom... more

In the type of coincidence native to the NFL, the Bears received clearance on quarterback Jay Cutler on Monday -- soon after we discovered that quarterback Brian Hoyer will be out for a significant amount of time with a broken arm . Head coach John... more

When things go wrong in the NFL, people expect the source of the problem to be fired. With the bye week coming in San Francisco, coach Chip Kelly has already said that he won't do that with defensive coordinator Jim O'Neil. Currently, San Francisco... more

Broncos defensive coordinator Wade Phillips is fine joking around every now and then. Just don't mince words about his defense. Phillips coddles the legacy of this Super Bowl winning unit, and even though the team is performing better this year tha... more

One of the most memorable parts about Sunday night's 6-6 tie between the Seahawks and Cardinals was the reaction of each and every player on both sidelines throughout overtime. No one knew how to feel about a tie, the first one in Seahawks history.... more

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- In a seemingly cathartic display of emotion on Sunday, Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick spoke about a sinking feeling that owner Woody Johnson, general manager Mike Maccagnan and the rest of the Jets coaching staff don't bel... more

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The Ravens ended a horrid two-week residency at MetLife Stadium this week, losing to the Jets, 24-16. The Ravens, after losing to the Giants a week ago, dropped to 3-4 on the season while the Jets climbed to 2-5 and snapped a... more

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Geno Smith's attempt to reclaim the Jets' starting quarterback job hit a snag Sunday afternoon at MetLife Stadium. He suffered a right knee injury in the second quarter of the Jets' 24-16 victory over the Baltimore Ravens... more

Redskins first-round pick Josh Doctson was already seen as a bit of a luxury selection for the wide receiver-rich Redskins, so perhaps Friday's announcement that he could miss the remainder of the season won't be the gut punch many assumed. Head co... more

Chip Kelly expects to be the 49ers coach again next season. "Unless the media has an opportunity for me somewhere," Kelly said in jest, via SFGate.com . "I'll always explore those opportunities." He added: "I'm not going anywhere." Considering... more

There are plenty of brilliant NFL players who have produced long, productive careers without much team success. Titans cornerback Jason McCourty, after coming into the league in 2009 and seeing only one winning season with no playoff berth, is aimi... more

There was a time in the not-so-distant past when you could walk to a high-quality football game, purchase a Miller Lite from the concession stand and hurl it at future Hall of Fame quarterback Kurt Warner without seeming entirely out of place. "Oh... more

Former Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings made some pointed remarks on Aaron Rodgers this week, noting that the quarterback is a "sensitive" player who is finally getting some of the heat for Green Bay's struggles offensively. James Jones, anothe... more

The Packers will be without their star running back for quite some time. Confirming recent skepticism surrounding the short-term nature of an ankle injury sustained by Eddie Lacy, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday that Lacy is hav... more

We are a long, long way from the end of the 2016 regular season. But at the moment, both the Philadelphia Eagles and Minnesota Vikings can tie a neat bow on the Sam Bradford trade and call it a win-win situation without much backlash. One team is... more

New Steelers starting quarterback Landry Jones took the bull by the horns on Wednesday and delivered a rousing speech to the new troops under his command. The two-word opus? "Don't Panic." "It eased the guys a little bit and put a laugh in a coup... more

The Bills could have gambled and played first-round pick Shaq Lawson with the same nagging shoulder injury that he left Clemson with and had when he was drafted. Instead, they bet on the team -- and an injured defense -- to hold the fort down until h... more

Rough sledding for the Miami Dolphins continued Wednesday with the news that safety Reshad Jones is out for the season with a shoulder injury, as first reported by NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. Dolphins coach Adam Gase later†confirmed the news... more

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell addressed for the first time Wednesday a recent Wall Street Journal report that detailed a dip in television ratings over the first few weeks of the 2016 regular season. While he mentioned various pitfalls, such as t... more

Bill Belichick is as consistent as any head coach in football when it comes to complimenting an opponent. But on Wednesday, it became clear that Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell truly has a place in his heart. "Oh my god. Oh yeah, tremendous pl... more

Brock Osweiler will face his former team on Monday Night Football this week as a different player than he was a year ago. This is not only true because of the offense he's playing in -- far removed from the Gary Kubiak offense Osweiler came up un... more

Ravens coach John Harbaugh was questioned for leaving points on the board in last Sunday's loss to the Giants. Specifically, he was asked about the decision to go for it on fourth-and-goal at the Giants' 1-yard line at the beginning of the fourth... more

The Jets (1-5) already felt their season teetering on the brink heading into Monday night's embarrassing, 28-3 loss to the Cardinals (3-3) in the desert. Now, they might be saddled with a legitimate quarterback question as well. Here's what we le... more

Why did Richard Sherman toss his helmet in an outbust of emotion on the sideline during the third quarter of Sunday's win over the Atlanta Falcons? "It was just a miscommunication," Sherman said, via ESPN.com, about a defensive breakdown that led t... more

San Francisco 49ers coach Chip Kelly is not going back to Blaine Gabbert, and seems to think that Colin Kaepernick's first start on Sunday against the Buffalo Bills was a foundation for the future. "I think there are some things he did on Sunday th... more

Jeff Fisher's Rams committed an age-old football sin on Sunday against the Detroit Lions by crashing the team's victory formation and disrupting a kneel down. Fisher just wants everyone to know that it wasn't his idea. "This approach did not come... more

Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn was not shy about letting officials know how he felt about a controversial no-call at the end of Sunday's loss to the Seattle Seahawks. What about after the game when he had a moment to collect his thoughts? "As yo... more

Here we are, for the second time in a few months, writing about a Cam Newton press conference. For reference, you can find my opinion on his Super Bowl post-game here and if you don't feel like reading it , I defended him. Now that we're all caught... more

The Bears' best offensive weapon offered a brutally honest assessment of the team following Sunday's loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars. "We've got to score (expletive) touchdowns. That's it. Period. Touchdowns win games," wide receiver Alshon Jeffer... more

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger missed part of the second quarter of Sunday's 30-15 loss to the Miami Dolphins after suffering a left knee injury. Roethlisberger returned to the game in the second half and played the rest of the... more

A clearly hampered Ben Roethlisberger (knee) opened the door for a nearly improbable Miami Dolphins upset on Sunday. The 30-15 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers stops the bleeding of a two-game losing skid and whispers of a full-out tailspin in Miami... more

As the Miami Dolphins try to right the ship amid a potential buzzsaw matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers, they will have some veteran help. Running back Arian Foster will play against Pittsburgh on Sunday afternoon, according to the team. Foste... more

Here's the downside of investing $200 million in free agency and breaking the bank on a high-upside defensive end: People will want sacks. When it comes to the New York Giants, a majority of fans don't care that Olivier Vernon is playing the run be... more

The only Dallas Cowboys player with more career starts than tight end Jason Witten is Ed "Too Tall" Jones, with 203. But on Sunday, "Too Tall" will have to move over. The Cowboys tight end, a franchise staple since 2003, will tie the team record... more

Receivers, perhaps more than any other position, define the scout's conundrum when preparing for the NFL draft: How do you analyze a prospect known best for intangibles that are difficult to project at the professional level? Put another way: Wh... more

When it rains in Jets land, it pours. On Wednesday, that meant placing wide receiver Eric Decker on injured reserve with a torn rotator cuff that ends his season, a source with knowledge of the situation told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. Decke... more

The Chiefs will soon get some good news on defense. Justin Houston has gotten the green light to resume football activity, head team trainer Rick Burkholder announced Wednesday. The Chiefs placed their sack master on the PUP list to start the sea... more

Chargers legend and long-time Philip Rivers teammate LaDainian Tomlinson wanted his former organization to trade the quarterback and spare him the despondency that comes with a rebuilding process. Rivers, however, is just fine where he is. "I gue... more

Brett Favre has a solution to the Cowboys' impending quarterback drama: Tony Romo should acquiesce the starting role until Dak Prescott starts to struggle. "I try to put myself in Tony's shoes. I'm sure Tony wants to play. I mean, he doesn't want t... more

Former Bills running back Karlos Williams is back on a roster -- but not in Buffalo. Williams signed with the Steelers practice squad on Wednesday, the team announced. Williams had previously worked out for the Steelers and Jets. He also flirted wi... more

All of a sudden, everything is coming up Rex Ryan. The latest bit of good news comes courtesy of Dr. Robert Anderson, who recommended that Bills star wide receiver Sammy Watkins did not need surgery on his injured foot. According to NFL Network Ins... more

Even at 1-4, Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera plans to keep pounding. He said as much to reporters Tuesday, noting that he's going to keep working "despite the fact that some people want to go ahead and give the division to somebody already with... more

Less than a week after Colts general manager Ryan Grigson told a radio station that Andrew Luck's contract prevented the team from investing in its defense, the executive had a simpler message for fans heading into Sunday's matchup against the Housto... more

Colin Kaepernick is back. After a four-game losing streak with Blaine Gabbert at the helm -- a stretch where the former first-round pick threw for just four touchdowns and six interceptions and posted an average passer rating of 65.1 -- the team is... more

It's been next man up in Minnesota all season long. Now, former No. 1 overall pick Jake Long is up. The Vikings signed the offensive tackle after placing Andre Smith on injured reserve Monday, the team announced Tuesday morning. NFL Network's Mike... more

If there was any doubt that Jameis Winston and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers go as their run game goes, that should have been settled last night. The Bucs edged the Carolina Panthers in an ugly 17-14 contest on Monday night behind a career-high perform... more

A majority of the Chargers were in a gloomy haze after their latest collapse on Sunday, a 34-31 loss to the division-rival Oakland Raiders. Except for kicker Josh Lambo, that is. The CBS broadcast captured some depressing vignettes following the... more

The Denver Broncos will be giving coach Gary Kubiak the week off as he deals with a complex migraine condition, general manager John Elway announced Monday. Kubiak will not coach the Broncos during Thursday's game against the San Diego Chargers an... more

Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill can breathe easy for now. His job is safe. "No. He's not coming out," coach Adam Gase said, via the Miami Herald. "You can ask me 100 times, he's going to be in there the rest of the season." Tannehill ad... more

For the second time in four years, the Baltimore Ravens have fired their offensive coordinator during the season in an attempt to jumpstart a middling offense. The Ravens announced the personnel move Monday morning following the team's 16-10 loss †to... more

The New York Jets (1-4) are approaching a full-on tailspin, losing their third straight game on Sunday afternoon -- this time to the Pittsburgh Steelers in a 31-13 beat-down at Heinz Field. Here's what we learned: 1. The Steelers' patience in Samm... more

As the Bears prepare to take on the Colts this afternoon, injured quarterback Jay Cutler's job hangs in the balance. That's the word from NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, who said on NFL GameDay Morning that backup Brian Hoyer has the opportunity... more

The cornerback-needy Panthers have waived starter Bene' Benwikere. In a stunning move, the Panthers leave themselves with a cornerback depth chart almost entirely devoid of experience. Rookie James Bradberry, who was supposed to shadow Julio Jones... more

Jacksonville is now expected to take the most "concentrated impact" from Hurricane Matthew, according to CNN, but with the Jaguars on a bye week, most of the players were able to get out of town a long time ago. At least one member of the team made... more

Every 49ers (1-4) loss inevitably brings us closer to the reintroduction of Colin Kaepernick. Coach Chip Kelly said the staff was not going to meet about the issue on Thursday night after the 33-21 loss to Arizona given that their next game was mo... more

The Falcons will be docked three days of Organized Team Activities in the spring of 2017 due to a violation of offseason workout rules in May of this past year, the league announced on Thursday. Atlanta participated in practices that featured "exce... more

The Titans' passing offense is not as regressive as we imagined through four weeks. The team ranks 11th in the NFL in passing attempts deep left, seventh in attempts deep middle and 14th in attempts deep right. The problem lies with the success rat... more

Bengals coach Marvin Lewis isn't ready to count out tight end Tyler Eifert just yet. The head coach told SiriusXM NFL Radio on Thursday that Eifert's back is "sore" but that the team will "see where he is," and that Eifert still has a chance to pl... more

Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer and his world-beating defense have been gliding through the season with grace, and continue to be complimentary of opponents that they are clearly better than. But when it comes to the Houston Texans and their receivi... more

Typically in the coaching business, team executives and contract advisors for aspiring head-coaching candidates peg certain benchmarks during the season to evaluate different scenarios around the league. As we head into the quarter mark of the 2016... more

Ravens running back Justin Forsett confirmed what we've seen coming for about a week now: He is no longer part of the plan in Baltimore. "Baltimore will always have a special place in my heart. Love y'all & thank u for the amazing support over the... more

As we all line up to take our shots at Giants receiver Odell Beckham for losing his cool amid Monday night's loss to the Vikings -- a display that should have gotten him booted from the game -- it's important to keep a level head about the situation... more

Dallas' dominant offensive line is down a man. Guard La'el Collins is having surgery on his toe, Jerry Jones confirmed Tuesday on 105.3 The Fan. NFL Network's Mike Garafolo notes that Collins had the toe looked at by three different specialists,... more

After last year's 1-5 start served as a prelude to a playoff run and convincing first-round victory over the Texans, people stopped worrying much about the mental makeup of this Chiefs team. But the reality of the situation is that every year is... more

Still-jaded Vikings fans likely had a hard time watching Monday night's 24-10 pounding of the New York Giants without repeatedly saying the same thing: Why haven't we been doing this with Cordarrelle Patterson all along!? The former Vikings... more

We're once again taking a look at the hits Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is taking once he breaks the pocket, this time thanks to a high-contact shot from Falcons linebacker Deion Jones in the fourth quarter of Sunday's loss . The hit sent Newton... more

Tonight, the Vikings go for an improbable 4-0 start against the defensively stout New York Giants and their Packers-East offense. Head coach Mike Zimmer has Minnesota rolling well above expectations with no signs of slowing down. Will this be their... more

The Buccaneers are hoping they don't have a serious problem with quarterback Jameis Winston. "Very (concerned)," Bucs coach Dirk Koetter told the Tampa Bay Times on Sunday following his team's 27-7 loss to the Denver Broncos. When asked how worri... more

Because Josh Norman fancies himself as the league's premier shutdown corner, he was eager to weigh in on Julio Jones' monster 300-yard game against his former team on Sunday. "I'm just gonna sip my tea on that one," Norman said, via CSN Mid-Atlanti... more

The Texans (3-1) maintained control of the AFC South with a relatively smooth 27-20 victory over the plucky Tennessee Titans (1-3) on Sunday. Here's what we learned: 1. Bill O'Brien's return as the Texans' primary play-caller was a breath of fresh... more

The Indianapolis Colts (1-3) declined to stay long in London on Sunday, opting to plow through customs and set up residence in nearby Panic City. Their 30-27 loss to the Jaguars in the International Series opener drops them into a tie for last place... more

September

The Broncos' wide receiving corps have embraced their inner "diva." "Hey, one thing, I don't mind being a diva," Emmanuel Sanders said jokingly, via ESPN . "I am a diva. I am a diva. I like winning ballgames, I like catching passes. Every wide rece... more

Pressure can sometimes create diamonds, but it also produced something else coming out of Miami's Thursday Night Football loss to the Bengals in Cincinnati. After a week of hearing coach Adam Gase suggest that he'd bench players who weren't perfo... more

Get ready for some football, London. The Colts (1-2) and Jaguars (0-3) both touched down on Friday morning (eastern time) as they prepare for Sunday's matchup. Both teams opted for the late-ish arrival in the week, giving their players roughly thre... more

The Dallas Cowboys once again find themselves in a prickly position when it comes to their superstar wide receiver Dez Bryant and a lower body injury. According to coach Jason Garrett, an MRI revealed Bryant has a slight hairline fracture in his in... more

For the last week, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll has stated and re-stated his confidence that the Seahawks will have Russell Wilson on Sunday against the Jets. Wednesday was no different. According to the Seattle Times, Wilson was a participant in... more

Bruce Warwick, the Rams' director of football operations, had already moved an entire franchise from St. Louis to Los Angeles in six weeks before the NFL schedule came out on April 14. Nothing, he said, could possibly compare to the sheer logistics... more

Here's a quote from Browns receiver and quarterback Terrelle Pryor that surely will be made fun of by most people. "We're so close to getting over that hump," Pryor said, via Cleveland.com , this week. "Once we get over that hump, I think we're goi... more

In an explanation that seems hazy to some, 49ers coach Chip Kelly said this week that backup quarterback Colin Kaepernick is merely healthy enough to be the backup. He needs to build up his weight and strength if he wants a crack at the starting role... more

New York Jets wideout Brandon Marshall said on Tuesday that newly acquired tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins was "God sent." However, his arrival did not stop the need for a "come-to-Jesus meeting." "Anytime you lose like that, you have to have... more

By now, it shouldn't surprise anyone that the Vikings like to ease in their rookies with some tough love. Yet, here we are wondering why Laquon Treadwell has only played a pair of snaps over the first three games. "He has to continue to do better i... more

You know an offensive coordinator is a hot head-coaching candidate when he's already getting asked about jobs just three weeks into the season. "I love where I'm at," Patriots play-caller Josh McDaniels said Monday on WEEI-FM, via The Boston Herald... more

The New Orleans Saints are 0-3, and even if they are in good company at the bottom of the NFC South right below the 1-2 Panthers, there seems to be far less optimism that they can dig themselves out. That is, unless you ask the Saints directly. "... more

Browns head coach Hue Jackson said something important on Monday after an overtime loss to the Miami Dolphins that needed to be addressed -- but few are actually going to believe. "I do want everyone to know we're not tanking the season," he told... more

Typically, teams don't allow themselves more than a day to mourn a Sunday loss. The Giants might need an extra minute or two. Running back Shane Vereen is expected to out for the season after sustaining a triceps issue against the Redskins that wil... more

Through three games this season, the Titans are 1-2 and second-year quarterback Marcus Mariota has just four touchdown passes to four interceptions. In Sunday's loss to the Raiders, he tossed a pair of picks and registered the worst quarterback ratin... more

The Jaguars' opening three minutes -- a bungled kickoff return, two incomplete passes and a 3-yard run -- painted a gloomy picture for the rest of Jacksonville's Sunday afternoon, which ended in a 19-17 loss to the Baltimore Ravens. Now 0-3, a tea... more

Say what you will about Rex Ryan as a football coach, but his bluster and post-victory jubilance are second to none in the NFL. When Ryan is winning, we're all winning. And after Sunday's stunning 33-18 victory over the Cardinals, the Bills (1-2) t... more

Norman-Beckham II most certainly lived up to the hype and was just one side story in a raucous 29-27 Redskins win at MetLife Stadium on Sunday afternoon that included players screaming at coaches, ejections and wild fake punts. How do we neatly... more

We officially have our first player ejected under the NFL's new double unsportsmanlike conduct rule -- and of course Josh Norman had something to do with it. In the fourth quarter of the Redskins' 29-27 victory over the Giants, New York center Wes... more

Delanie Walker won't be catching passes against the Raiders on Sunday. The Titans tight end was questionable heading into the weekend with a right hamstring issue and was officially listed as out prior to the early games. According to NFL Network... more

Adrian Peterson is gone until November (at the earliest). The Vikings placed their franchise star on injured reserve Friday, according to an announcement made by the team. Peterson suffered a torn meniscus in a Sunday night victory over the Packers... more

Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins was arrested early Friday morning on suspicion of misdemeanor DUI and a driver's license violation, the Florida Highway Patrol confirmed to NFL.com. The former second-round draft pick wa... more

Leave it to a former Patriot to perfectly sum up Thursday night's 27-0 beatdown . "We went into Gillette Stadium and got smoked," Texans nose tackle Vince Wilfork told reporters after the game. "We've got to regroup. They played a hell of a game. W... more

Some teams dread a ride on the quarterback carousel and squirm for the duration of their trip. For the Patriots (2-0), it barely elicits a yawn from coach Bill Belichick and soon-to-be-coach Josh McDaniels. New England is rolling into this matchup wi... more

We've long known that the football Gods have a macabre sense of humor when it comes to the Cleveland Browns, but this season might have gone over the edge. The latest example? Rookie first-round pick Corey Coleman broke his hand during practice on... more

When Charley Casserly was the general manager of the Washington Redskins a few decades ago, head coach Joe Gibbs constantly would remind the personnel department of his pecking order. The most important player on any team is the quarterback. The... more

The Bears might have to prepare for life without quarterback Jay Cutler -- for up to a couple weeks. Cutler suffered a right thumb sprain during Monday's loss to the Eagles and currently is considered day to day, coach John Fox told reporters Tues... more

Desperately in need of a running back with pass-catching skills in the absence of Danny Woodhead, the Chargers signed Dexter McCluster on Tuesday, the team announced. The 28-year-old veteran played a similar role for Andy Reid in Kansas City and ha... more

Could flopping become more of a mainstream talking point in the NFL? Chiefs head coach Andy Reid is trying to bring it to the forefront after an alleged incident cost him a kick return touchdown against the Texans on Sunday. The defensive holding c... more

Eagles offensive tackle Lane Johnson has a date for his appeal. The Pro Bowler is contesting a 10-game suspension for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing drugs and will be heard sometime during the team's Week 4 bye, NFL Network'... more

After two starts from rookie Carson Wentz, the Eagles don't find themselves in a place where they have to hype up their quarterback in public. If anything, they're trying not to disclose the breadth of their joy. "I thought he played well, obviou... more

Tom Brady is ready to see Julian Edelman put his quarterbacking skills to the test for real. "He still talks about that touchdown pass he threw against Baltimore a few years ago," Brady said in an interview with Jim Gray on Westwood One radio netwo... more

The Chargers continue to lose weapons on offense. After wide receiver Keenan Allen was lost to a torn ACL in a Week 1 loss to the Chiefs, running back Danny Woodhead went down with the same injury in a blowout win over the Jaguars, forcing the Char... more

Should the Rex Ryan era be coming to a close in Buffalo, it's likely to cause some cringe-worthy moments over the final 14 games of the season. Over the weekend, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported that Bills owners Terry and Kim Pegula met... more

Is the Cody Kessler era upon us? Josh McCown played through a shoulder issue on Sunday, but according to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport, is still in "excruciating pain" and will undergo an MRI Monday. Kessler, drafted in the third round this year o... more

The Jaguars scored some late touchdowns to make a 35-0 score look a little more respectable on Sunday afternoon in a loss to the Chargers, but the sting remains. Despite having by far their strongest roster in the Gus Bradley era, Jacksonville has... more

The defending NFC champions are back in the win column after fending off a better-than-expected 49ers team. The Panthers got all they could handle through three quarters but proved why they were special in the 46-27 win. Here's what we learned: 1... more

The Vikings' not-so-secret starting quarterback has been revealed. According to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, Sam Bradford will start for Minnesota against the division-rival Packers on Sunday. Bradford, who came to the team via blockbuster tra... more

Amid an 0-2 start that is already providing a dim forecast for the Rex Ryan era in Buffalo, the Bills decided to part ways with offensive coordinator Greg Roman, the team confirmed in a release Friday afternoon. Anthony Lynn, the team's assistant h... more

Suspended Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has chosen the most predictable catch partner we could have imagined. "It was funny. I hit him up (because) I'm actually heading up to the game (Saturday), and I hit him up to do dinner Saturday night," Wes... more

One of the more unexpected developments in New York this season has been the supposed decline of superstar cornerback Darrelle Revis. On Thursday night, he surrendered an 84-yard touchdown to Olympic sprinter Marquise Goodwin, which caused the chor... more

After a week of hearing about how their quarterback cannot beat Rex Ryan or perform well in big games, the Jets are ready to serve humble pie to all the Ryan Fitzpatrick haters out there. "You know, this guy, he's legit. You know, let's go back to... more

Awarded the spotlight this week by his coaches, teammates and parents, who all believed he was taking an unfair amount of hits for his position, Panthers quarterback Cam Newton opted to shift the discussion toward winning instead. "My job is to win... more

Trent†Richardson managed just 977 rushing yards over two years in Indy. (Darron Cummings/AP) On Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, just three days after Indianapolis placed running back Vick Ballard on injured reserve with a torn anterior cruciate... more

The Chiefs will likely wait at least one more week for the reintroduction of Jamaal Charles. Head coach Andy Reid told reporters on Wednesday that Charles, who is still in recovery from last season's torn ACL and did not participate in any of the c... more

Browns coach Hue Jackson might just now be realizing what an uphill climb he has in Cleveland. After the team let center Alex Mack walk this offseason -- a decision I agreed with given that a Pro Bowl center on this team would be a luxury item they... more

Against all odds, two of the league's most mercurial players are sharing a mutual appreciation for one another instead of spending the week trading barbs through the media. "The feeling's mutual," Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant said when told Red... more

Here's the most predictable answer to the most predictable question coming out of the Browns' loss to Philadelphia on Sunday. No, head coach Hue Jackson doesn't regret not drafting Carson Wentz back when the club had the No. 2 pick in the draft.... more

Editor's note: The Rams and Seahawks will don their Color Rush uniforms tonight at 8:25 p.m. ET. In September, Around The NFL's Conor Orr ranked his favorite Color Rush unis. After an eight-team test run in 2015, all 32 NFL teams will don a Color... more

There are reasons why all of us aren't defensive coordinators in the NFL. We probably wouldn't be very good at it. But for those watching Monday night's Pittsburgh-Washington tilt, there was a fairly prevailing question when it came to the Redskins'... more

The new Los Angeles Rams had both of their pride points -- a stout, athletic defensive line and a fantastic running back -- smashed in prime time Monday night, though the quarterback position still took center stage afterward. Outside of a few flee... more

Panthers coach Ron Rivera made it clear this week that quarterback Cam Newton felt fine after sustaining a series of brutal hits in Thursday's season-opening loss to the Broncos. On Monday, he made sure there was absolutely no confusion: Newton is... more

The Robert Griffin III era has hit a serious snag in Cleveland. The former Rookie of the Year and voted captain of the 2016 Browns has been placed on injured reserve after sustaining a serious injury to his non-throwing (left) shoulder in Sunday's... more

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The extent of Sam Bradford's throwing on Sunday came under a beautiful Tennessee sky about 45 minutes before Minnesota's season opener began. In the moments prior to Vikings team stretches, their newest addition did some light tos... more

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Vikings are day-to-day with their quarterback announcement. After Shaun Hill guided Minnesota to an opening day, 25-16 win over the Titans here at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, coach Mike Zimmer said he had to discuss the... more

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Fresh off a blockbuster trade that netted them former No. 1 overall pick Sam Bradford, the Vikings found themselves here at Nissan Stadium for the season opener without the need for a quarterback. Minnesota pounded the Titans, 25-... more

The Bills' defense has gone through enough this offseason, so luckily for head coach Rex Ryan, linebackers Jerry Hughes and Zach Brown found their own way to the stadium after missing the team bus. A video posted by Jerry Hughes (@iam_jerryhughes)... more

As NFL commissioner Roger Goodell prepares to open the 2016 season without Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, he remains convinced he made the right decision to suspend him. "Yes, because we went through a very exhausting process with this," Goodell s... more

Panthers coach Ron Rivera is a player's coach, and there was no doubt he was going to use his day-after news conference Friday to bring attention to the series of violent, non-flagged hits sustained by quarterback Cam Newton in Thursday's loss to the... more

Tennessee Titans general manager Jon Robinson has a pretty solid way of gauging what kind of future NFL prospect he's talking to during pre-draft meetings. He asks them what his name is. According to the Tennessean , Robinson asked every one of t... more

Bills defensive assistant and future Hall of Famer Ed Reed thinks -- and looks -- like he could still pick off a pass and take it for a touchdown. But it would cost any interested team hundreds of millions of dollars to change his mind about retire... more

Earlier this week, a Browns official told ESPN Cleveland's Tony Grossi that the club did not envision Carson Wentz as a future top-20 quarterback, which is why they opted out of the No. 2 pick in this year's draft . On Thursday, Browns rookie defen... more

Carolina's best chance to exorcise their Super Bowl demons rested on the shoulders of kicker Graham Gano from 50 yards as time expired. And to hear him tell it, the miss wide left had nothing to do with the timeout Broncos coach Gary Kubiak called... more

The Patriots will already be without Tom Brady Week 1 against the Cardinals on Sunday Night Football . Will they be without Rob Gronkowski as well? The league's best tight end expressed his uncertainty on Sunday -- as much as Gronkowski expresses... more

Carson Wentz's debut for the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday against the Browns and Dak Prescott's start against the New York Giants will keep alive a recent trend surrounding rookie quarterbacks in the NFL. According to the NFL, this is the ninth... more

The Texans have all of the trappings of a team going for it in 2016. Now, they are talking like one. "We understand that 9-7 is not the bar," Texans coach Bill O'Brien told the Houston Chronicle , speaking of last year's record. "We feel like we... more

Marvin Lewis has a record of 112-94-2 in 14 years as the Bengals' head coach. (Associated Press) When Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis accepted a full scholarship to Idaho State University back in the late 1970s, what he knew of the campus was base... more

Dolphins defensive end Mario Williams, free from the restrictive aspects of Rex Ryan's multiple defenses in Buffalo, is thrilled to just be a pass rusher again. "Everything is that much sweeter as far as the mentality of this defense and the mental... more

The NFL regular season is finally upon us. The greatest game on Earth begins the way it ended earlier this year, with a matchup between the Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers. Back in February, it was a swan song for Peyton Manning, an... more

In a move that reintroduces a former NFL first-round pick and option-style passer to the clamorous market that begged for -- and, eventually, mocked -- his services as a football player during a time of great quarterbacking acrimony in New York, the... more

Everyone is amazed at what Dolphins running back Arian Foster has done over the last calendar year -- beating a serious Achilles issue in his 30s and making it all the way back to Week 1 starter with a different club. The only person who shrugs it... more

Saints head coach Sean Payton would prefer to discuss the Oakland Raiders and not Drew Brees' impending contract extension. "I don't pay attention to the numerous reports we're working on. We got a game," Payton told reporters on a conference call... more

The Philadelphia Eagles were excited enough about No. 2 overall pick Carson Wentz to deal Sam Bradford over the weekend. But what makes them so sure after just seeing him in one preseason game? Howie Roseman, the Eagles' executive vice president o... more

On Tuesday, Patriots offensive lineman Josh Kline was reportedly part of a trade for Eagles defensive back Eric Rowe ... until he wasn't. ESPN suggested at one point the Eagles were even planning to deal Kline once he became Philadelphia's property.... more

Saints quarterback Drew Brees has a self-imposed negotiating deadline for working out a new contract with the club, and that day (Sunday's season opener) is rapidly approaching. According to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, Brees and the Saints "h... more

When the Rams open their season against the 49ers on Monday Night Football, No. 1 overall pick Jared Goff will be in street clothes and a punter will be the team's emergency third-string backup. That's the latest from NFL Network's Steve Wyche, who... more

Dawn Aponte, one of the most powerful women in football, is transitioning away from her job as the executive vice president of the Miami Dolphins. Aponte will have a "top role" at RSE Ventures, which the Miami Herald notes is a "sports and... more

Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer has a new set of responsibilities to add to an already endless list: Make sure Teddy Bridgewater's shoes are tied. As the story goes, Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes seems to enjoy untying the quarterback's shoelaces... more

Of the Eagles quarterbacks both current and former, Chase Daniel still has to be one of the most confused after a blockbuster trade that sent Sam Bradford to Minnesota and hoisted Carson Wentz to Week 1 starter. The longtime Andy Reid disciple was... more

The Houston Texans could use some good news up front on offense, and Saturday they got it. Left tackle Duane Brown (quad) won't start the season on the physically unable to perform list -- a roster action that would have force him to miss the first... more

In a stunning move that thrusts Minnesota right back into the NFC North arms race, the Vikings executed a blockbuster trade for Eagles quarterback and former No. 1 overall pick Sam Bradford on Saturday, the Eagles announced. The Vikings gave up a... more

Washington signed former Giants defensive tackle/end Cullen Jenkins on Monday, played him in a preseason game Thursday and then cut him Saturday. According to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, the 35-year-old lineman was among the team's roster cut... more

Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels (left) and Lions defensive coordinator Teryl Austin could soon be prowling the sidelines as head coaches. (Associated Press) The beauty of early September: For most teams, hope springs eternal. Everyon... more

The fourth and final preseason game was very important for two teams in the AFC North on Thursday night. For the Steelers, it was the chance to finally see first-round pick Artie Burns . "It felt good to get my first game under my belt," Burns sa... more

For the first time since suffering a gruesome dislocated knee and torn ACL during practice on Tuesday, Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has spoken out. "I want to thank the Wilf Family and the entire Vikings organization, all of my teammates,... more

With Patriots Week 1 starter Jimmy Garoppolo sitting for the team's preseason finale as a precautionary measure, New England will use its final tuneup to give Tom Brady some much needed rehearsal time. Brady will start Thursday night against the Gi... more

Washington running back Mack Brown had the type of game in Wednesday's preseason finale that every roster bubble player dreams of. Nestled firmly behind Matt Jones, Chris Thompson and perhaps even Rob Kelley, Brown came into the game as the odd man... more

Seattle's offense is becoming more intimidating by the day. The latest cause for joy comes via tight end Jimmy Graham, who, according to Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll, is practicing at full speed. "Jimmy has been practicing full-go, and we're... more

Fear not Buccaneers fans, Roberto Aguayo is doing just fine. After going 3 of 3 on extra points and 3 of 3 on field goals last week against the Browns in the team's third preseason game, Aguayo was again perfect against Washington in Wednesday's... more

August

The NFL cleared Packers linebackers Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers and Steelers linebacker James Harrison of taking or obtaining any performance-enhancing substances following its investigation into accusations made about the players in an Al Jazee... more

Pittsburgh Steelers wideout Antonio Brown has completed the deal before the deal. According to NFL Media's Mike Garafolo, the best wide receiver in football agreed to a restructured contract Wednesday that still takes him through 2017 but now pays... more

The New York Giants are looking into their past for help on the offensive line. Former Giants left tackle Will Beatty re-signed with the club Wednesday, the team announced. Beatty was a second-round pick by the Giants in 2009. It's hard to believ... more

One of Bill Belichick's most loyal lieutenants in New England is getting a contract extension. Special teams ace Matthew Slater inked a 1-year extension on Tuesday worth up to $1.8 million, according to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport, citing a sour... more

The Saints are all in this season and jumped on the chance to add an experienced pass rusher. Former Browns and Ravens linebacker Paul Kruger will ink a deal with New Orleans, according to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport. The 30-year-old was let go... more

Should we finally be warming up to the idea that the New York Jets could keep four quarterbacks on their 53-man roster? "All four are good football players," coach Todd Bowles said Tuesday, via the team's official site . "We can keep all four. It's... more

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater suffered a dislocated knee and torn ACL at practice Tuesday , the team announced in a release. "After undergoing an MRI, it was determined that Teddy suffered a complete tear to his ACL and other... more

Heading into the 2016 campaign, Around The NFL is taking a closer look at each division over the course of this week. Which storylines -- and players -- will define the coming months within each of the league's eight sectors? Check out the AFC East e... more

Heading into the 2016 campaign, Around The NFL is taking a closer look at each division over the course of this week. Which storylines -- and players -- will define the coming months within each of the league's eight sectors? Check out the NFC East e... more

The Browns have been responsible for some of the more dazzling plays of the preseason, though that has not translated into any wins just yet. And while preseason wins are absolutely, completely, 100 percent meaningless -- remember the 2008 Detroit Li... more

Peyton Manning is now retired, so the gloves can come off. In a preview for the Comedy Central Roast of Rob Lowe, Manning, a panelist on the roast and a friend of Lowe's, made a joke at the expense of Tom Brady and the deflated football scandal th... more

Pot Roast will not be served in New England this season. The Patriots parted ways with the veteran nose tackle on Monday, according to Terrance Knighton himself. The 30-year-old tweeted the news amid a hectic morning for veterans. Teams need to cut... more

For teams looking at a complementary veteran this offseason, look no further than the open marketplace in Cleveland. The Browns have already let go of safety Donte Whitner and linebacker Karlos Dansby and traded Barkevious Mingo. And on Monday morn... more

When Patriots head coach Bill Belichick gives an expansive answer to the press, it's sometimes interpreted as a filibuster of sorts when he'd rather not talk about something else. But put all of these together, and you realize that from time to tim... more

The Baltimore Ravens will be without tight end Ben Watson in 2016. The reliable veteran tore his right Achilles tendon on the first play of Saturday night's preseason game against the Detroit Lions. Bunched with a few Ravens wideouts, Watson seeme... more

After a career year in 2015, Rams wideout and former first-round pick Tavon Austin has earned himself an extension. Austin has signed a four-year extension to stay in Los Angeles, the team announced Saturday. The new deal is worth $42 million with... more

The trade winds keep blowing around the NFL. Kenneth Acker, a sixth-round pick in the 2014 draft by the 49ers, was dealt from San Francisco to Kansas City on Saturday, according to the Chiefs. Acker, who had a healthy 2015 with 13 starts and three... more

It's the moment we've all been waiting for -- Week 3 of the NFL preseason. We'll see more established stars and potential starters than any other week of the preseason. Here's what to watch for Sunday's preseason games. SUNDAY (all times ET) Sa... more

The Cleveland Browns finally found a taker for 2013 first-round pick Barkevious Mingo : the New England Patriots. After an offseason of Mingo hype pieces touting his increased strength and mass, the hybrid linebacker and pass rusher is on his way t... more

The reviews from anonymous scouts are in: Former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow doesn't seem to be very good at baseball when compared to other 29-year-old pros. As one told Katie Strang of ESPN.com : "If (his swing) was any longer, it would take out th... more

It's the moment we've all been waiting for -- Week 3 of the NFL preseason. We'll see more established stars and potential starters than any other week of the preseason. Around The NFL's Conor Orr dissects what you can expect to see from the 16 games... more

It's the moment we've all been waiting for -- Week 3 of the NFL preseason. We'll see more established stars and potential starters than any other week of the preseason. Around The NFL's Conor Orr dissects what you can expect to see from the 16 games... more

It's the moment we've all been waiting for -- Week 3 of the NFL preseason. We'll see more established stars and potential starters than any other week of the preseason. Around The NFL's Conor Orr dissects what you can expect to see from the 16 games... more

It's the moment we've all been waiting for -- Week 3 of the NFL preseason. We'll see more established stars and potential starters than any other week of the preseason. Around The NFL's Conor Orr dissects what you can expect to see from the 16 games... more

It's the moment we've all been waiting for -- Week 3 of the NFL preseason. We'll see more established stars and potential starters than any other week of the preseason. Around The NFL's Conor Orr dissects what you can expect to see from the 16 games... more

It's the moment we've all been waiting for -- Week 3 of the NFL preseason. We'll see more established stars and potential starters than any other week of the preseason. Around The NFL's Conor Orr dissects what you can expect to see from the 16 games... more

It's the moment we've all been waiting for -- Week 3 of the NFL preseason. We'll see more established stars and potential starters than any other week of the preseason. Around The NFL's Conor Orr dissects what you can expect to see from the 16 games... more

It's the moment we've all been waiting for -- Week 3 of the NFL preseason. We'll see more established stars and potential starters than any other week of the preseason. Around The NFL's Conor Orr dissects what you can expect to see from the 16 games... more

It's the moment we've all been waiting for -- Week 3 of the NFL preseason. We'll see more established stars and potential starters than any other week of the preseason. Around The NFL's Conor Orr dissects what you can expect to see from the 16 games... more

It's the moment we've all been waiting for -- Week 3 of the NFL preseason. We'll see more established stars and potential starters than any other week of the preseason. Around The NFL's Conor Orr dissects what you can expect to see from the 16 games... more

It's the moment we've all been waiting for -- Week 3 of the NFL preseason. We'll see more established stars and potential starters than any other week of the preseason. Around The NFL's Conor Orr dissects what you can expect to see from the 16 games... more

It's the moment we've all been waiting for -- Week 3 of the NFL preseason. We'll see more established stars and potential starters than any other week of the preseason. Around The NFL's Conor Orr dissects what you can expect to see from the 16 games... more

It's the moment we've all been waiting for -- Week 3 of the NFL preseason. We'll see more established stars and potential starters than any other week of the preseason. Around The NFL's Conor Orr dissects what you can expect to see from the 16 games... more

It's the moment we've all been waiting for -- Week 3 of the NFL preseason. We'll see more established stars and potential starters than any other week of the preseason. Around The NFL's Conor Orr dissects what you can expect to see from the 16 games... more

It's the moment we've all been waiting for -- Week 3 of the NFL preseason. We'll see more established stars and potential starters than any other week of the preseason. Around The NFL's Conor Orr dissects what you can expect to see from the 16 games... more

It's the moment we've all been waiting for -- Week 3 of the NFL preseason. We'll see more established stars and potential starters than any other week of the preseason. Around The NFL's Conor Orr dissects what you can expect to see from the 16 games... more

The Texans sustained two huge blows to their offensive line on Thursday. Second-round pick and projected starting center Nick Martin is expected to miss the entire season due to an ankle injury that requires surgery, according to NFL Media Insider... more

We know how Joey Bosa's representatives feel about the rookie's contract impasse and, after the most informative statement sent out by a team about a player contract in league history Wednesday , we know exactly how the Chargers feel. But where do... more

Are we going to have to wait an entire season to see New York Jets second-round pick Christian Hackenberg? On Wednesday, the team's quarterbacks coach, Kevin Patullo, compared Hackenberg's throw to a golf swing -- and one that isn't necessarily... more

Over the past two seasons, Bryan Stork started 17 games at center for the New England Patriots. On Wednesday, he found himself with another team. The Patriots traded their 2014 fourth-round draft pick to the Washington Redskins in exchange for a... more

Tuesday was a very important benchmark for Ravens receiver Breshad Perriman, who completed his first real training camp practice of the season after nearly blowing out his knee in June. Combined with his walk-through workout on Monday, this is more... more

Those hoping to see more of Dallas Cowboys wideout Dez Bryant in the preseason will have to wait. The star wide receiver suffered a concussion during Monday's practice, a source with knowledge of the injury told NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport. The... more

We haven't talked much about All-Pro wide receiver Andre Johnson this offseason when we've been discussing the exciting, new-look Titans. But maybe we should. Johnson, 35, has played in 26 snaps so far over two preseason games but behind the scenes... more

Dallas Cowboys backup quarterback Dak Prescott has been one of the preseason's best stories. The former Mississippi State star is currently second in the NFL in passing, with an incredible 158.3 quarterback rating and a completion percentage in the... more

The New York Giants have found a new kicker to fill-in for Josh Brown when he†serves his one-game suspension . After holding a tryout with multiple kickers Monday, the Giants signed former New York Jets and Houston Texans kicker Randy Bullock, the... more

While the Denver Broncos' quarterback competition isn't technically over, a major advantage was lent to Trevor Siemian. Coach Gary Kubiak announced Monday that Siemian will start the team's third preseason game against the Los Angeles Rams in Denve... more

Just let Geno Smith go already. Maybe there is a future in the NFL for the former second-round pick, believed by some to be worthy of the No. 1 selection in the 2013 NFL Draft at the time (he wasn't). Maybe there is an offense out there that suits... more

Call it coachspeak or maybe just an overanalyzed platitude at a time of great hysteria, but Broncos coach Gary Kubiak seemed to insert rookie Paxton Lynch firmly in the conversation to be Denver's opening day starter following the team's loss to San... more

Slowly but surely, the Baltimore Ravens are getting healthier. Pass rusher Elvis Dumervil came off the physically unable to perform list Monday, according to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport. Monday marks his first practice of the preseason after foo... more

We're finally back to hearing about Josh Gordon the football player, and life is good. Cleveland Browns coach Hue Jackson is working the suspended wideout in with the first string in anticipation of Gordon's Week 5 return against the New England... more

Let's all calm down and allow Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie kicker Roberto Aguayo to work it out. Expectations for the rookie kicker out of Florida State were unreasonable the moment he was selected in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft. Billed a... more

Defensive lineman Henry Melton is the newest member of the Denver Broncos. The 29-year-old Pro Bowler, who appeared in 16 games (one start) and logged two sacks for the Buccaneers a year ago, will head to Colorado as a key piece of rotational depth... more

Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz will return to practice this week. Head coach Ben McAdoo announced the update during a Sunday conference call rehashing the team's 21-0 loss to the Buffalo Bills in Orchard Park on Saturday. Cruz dressed for warmups... more

The Patriots have received some more unwelcome news on the injury front. Running back Dion Lewis is getting a knee "cleanup," according to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport. Lewis had surgery to repair a torn ACL back in November, but the procedure... more

From one reclamation project to another, the Browns are trying to rebuild their offense. The team signed former Patriots fourth-round pick Josh Boyce on Sunday. Boyce has three starts and nine receptions to his credit over the past three NFL season... more

Attention Broncos : Help is on the way. While the offense may still be embroiled in a quarterback battle with no end in sight, one of the NFL's greatest pass rushers is returning to the field to aid the defense. Per 9News in Denver, DeMarcus Ware... more

Broncos quarterback Mark Sanchez has been nothing but honest during a trying three-way battle this offseason for the starting gig in Denver. And on Saturday, after he watched top challenger Trevor Siemian start the game before turning in another mi... more

Following the Giants' 21-0 loss to the Bills in Buffalo, coach Ben McAdoo was asked if there were any positives he could glean from the experience. "No," he said. Next question. His comments summed up a disappointing afternoon for a team expec... more

We here at the NFL had so much fun watching the return of football last weekend that we decided to do it all again this week. Here's what to watch for during Saturday's preseason games. Saturday (all times ET) Baltimore Ravens at Indianapolis C... more

This is what fun looks like if you're Robert Griffin III. Home preseason debut in a still-crowded stadium facing the offensive coordinator in Kyle Shanahan who built you up as a rookie, then left to watch your career implode. A 14-yard run on your... more

Mark Sanchez had his chance. Now, it's Trevor Siemian's turn. In a nod to an open and fair quarterback competition, Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak announced Thursday that Siemian will start Saturday's second preseason game against the San Francisco... more

We here at the NFL had so much fun watching the return of football last weekend that we decided to do it all again this week. Around The NFL's Conor Orr dissects what you can expect to see from the 16 games this weekend. Here's what to what to wat... more

We here at the NFL had so much fun watching the return of football last weekend that we decided to do it all again this week. Around The NFL's Conor Orr dissects what you can expect to see from the 16 games this weekend. Here's what to what to wat... more

We here at the NFL had so much fun watching the return of football last weekend that we decided to do it all again this week. Around The NFL's Conor Orr dissects what you can expect to see from the 16 games this weekend. Here's what to what to wat... more

We here at the NFL had so much fun watching the return of football last weekend that we decided to do it all again this week. Around The NFL's Conor Orr dissects what you can expect to see from the 16 games this weekend. Here's what to what to wat... more

We here at the NFL had so much fun watching the return of football last weekend that we decided to do it all again this week. Around The NFL's Conor Orr dissects what you can expect to see from the 16 games this weekend. Here's what to what to wat... more

We here at the NFL had so much fun watching the return of football last weekend that we decided to do it all again this week. Around The NFL's Conor Orr dissects what you can expect to see from the 16 games this weekend. Here's what to what to wat... more

We here at the NFL had so much fun watching the return of football last weekend that we decided to do it all again this week. Around The NFL's Conor Orr dissects what you can expect to see from the 16 games this weekend. Here's what to what to wat... more

We here at the NFL had so much fun watching the return of football last weekend that we decided to do it all again this week. Around The NFL's Conor Orr dissects what you can expect to see from the 16 games this weekend. Here's what to what to wat... more

We here at the NFL had so much fun watching the return of football last weekend that we decided to do it all again this week. Around The NFL's Conor Orr dissects what you can expect to see from the 16 games this weekend. Here's what to what to wat... more

We here at the NFL had so much fun watching the return of football last weekend that we decided to do it all again this week. Around The NFL's Conor Orr dissects what you can expect to see from the 16 games this weekend. Here's what to what to wat... more

We here at the NFL had so much fun watching the return of football last weekend that we decided to do it all again this week. Around The NFL's Conor Orr dissects what you can expect to see from the 16 games this weekend. Here's what to what to wat... more

We here at the NFL had so much fun watching the return of football last weekend that we decided to do it all again this week. Around The NFL's Conor Orr dissects what you can expect to see from the 16 games this weekend. Here's what to what to wat... more

We here at the NFL had so much fun watching the return of football last weekend that we decided to do it all again this week. Around The NFL's Conor Orr dissects what you can expect to see from the 16 games this weekend. Here's what to what to wat... more

We here at the NFL had so much fun watching the return of football last weekend that we decided to do it all again this week. Around The NFL's Conor Orr dissects what you can expect to see from the 16 games this weekend. Here's what to what to wat... more

We here at the NFL had so much fun watching the return of football last weekend that we decided to do it all again this week. Around The NFL's Conor Orr dissects what you can expect to see from the 16 games this weekend. Here's what to what to wat... more

Former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue, quite possibly one of the most important figures in modern league history, saw a lot over his 17 years in charge. During his reign, the league expanded both physically and in terms of audience participation.... more

We here at the NFL had so much fun watching the return of football last weekend that we decided to do it all again this week. Around The NFL's Conor Orr dissects what you can expect to see from the 16 games this weekend. Here's what to what to wat... more

Titans running back Derrick Henry's time wearing No. 2 is coming to an end. NFL running backs cannot wear single-digit jersey numbers during the regular season, but in order to solve this mystery, there is a tangled web to un-weave. According to... more

Jets second-round pick Christian Hackenberg has been something of a closely guarded secret in Florham Park over his first few weeks with the team, but that is about to change this weekend against Washington. Barring any changes to the pecking order... more

There are some common football injuries that come with a relatively concrete timetable and there are others that are far more nebulous. Such is the case with Redskins first-round pick Josh Doctson, the team's wide receiver of the future who has yet... more

The Seahawks are finally ready to admit that tight end Jimmy Graham's rehab might spill into the regular season. Coach Pete Carroll had a hazy response to questions about Graham's readiness Wednesday, which seemed to dance around the central point:... more

Welcome to The Rock? The Dolphins are holding a press conference on Wednesday afternoon to officially announce the new name of their stadium: Hard Rock Stadium. The name, obviously in reference to the chain of classic rock-themed hotels and... more

The bitter holdout is over, the contract has been signed and now Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson is back on the practice field working in 11-on-11 drills. The Pro Bowler worked out in a live situation for the first time on Tuesday and will... more

Dallas Cowboys first-round pick Ezekiel Elliott returned to practice Tuesday and is slowly shaking off the disappointment of missing his preseason debut with a hamstring injury. Luckily for him, it won't be a long climb back because his job isn't... more

Tuesday's Dorial Green-Beckham trade was about much more than the opportunity to unlock a raw prospect's potential . It was also about the Eagles receivers currently on the roster -- a group underwhelming at its core and not entirely suitable to ex... more

Arizona Cardinals safety Tyrann Mathieu is still watching the ink dry on his new contract, and now he gets to return to the practice field. The league's best hybrid defensive back is coming off the physically unable to perform list, according to an... more

The Cincinnati Bengals, already reeling from the loss of both Mohamed Sanu and Marvin Jones to free agency this offseason, have taken another hit to their receiving corps. Brandon LaFell could possibly undergo non-season ending surgery on his hand... more

While Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers doesn't seem to be starting a trend by sitting out for half of the preseason, there are certain quarterbacks who advocate for August games. Consider Giants quarterback Eli Manning one of them. "I need the... more

Jamaal Charles is back. The Kansas City Chiefs announced Tuesday that the star running back is coming off the physically unable to perform list and will practice on a "limited basis." He took part in individual drills before leaving the practice fi... more

Philadelphia's wild offseason continues. The Eagles acquired former Titans second-round pick Dorial Green-Beckham via trade Tuesday, both teams announced. The cost? 2012 fifth-round pick Dennis Kelly, a swing guard tackle who started two games for... more

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is currently putting the search for a veteran backup quarterback on hold following Dak Prescott's performance in the team's preseason opener Saturday. "He is a long way from Canton, a long way from Canton," Jones sa... more

There comes a time when some NFL players reach a level of insurmountable fame that even the most Parcells-ian of head coaches are rendered powerless to control. In Minnesota, that person is Adrian Peterson and his coach, Mike Zimmer, was asked when... more

Good offensive tackles are hard to find, which is why it makes plain old business sense to sign the ones you have long-term. Tampa Bay did so on Monday, extending the contract of 30-year-old offensive tackle Demar Dotson. According to NFL Media Ins... more

Free agent cornerback Antonio Cromartie is certainly better than the current options utilized by some NFL teams, and yet he remains on the sideline. Will that change any time soon? "I think right now, everyone just wants to see the younger guys,... more

The Dolphins won their preseason opener over the Giants, but head coach Adam Gase would have liked to see some semblance of rhythm from the starting unit. In both of Ryan Tannehill's drives, the team went three-and-out. That doesn't mean he's ready... more

Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said last week that Terrell Suggs was the closest of his injured stars to return to the field. On Monday, he got his wish. The team's defensive stalwart hit the practice field for the first time all preseason . Suggs... more

Chip Kelly's debut as 49ers head coach didn't go entirely as he'd hoped , but there is no question he's making his mark. The team ran 78 plays and doubled the Texans' play total in the first half (50 to 25). What was once a major source of frustrat... more

Seeking an injection of veteran poise into their tight end room, the Lions inked former Packer Andrew Quarless to a deal on Monday, the team announced. Quarless will serve a two-game ban to start the season for violating the league's personal-condu... more

The NFL season officially begins in earnest this week with the start of the preseason for all 32 teams. Around The NFL's Conor Orr dissects what you can expect to see from the five remaining games this weekend: Here's what to what to watch for ...... more

The NFL season officially begins in earnest this week with the start of the preseason for all 32 teams. Around The NFL's Conor Orr dissects what you can expect to see from the 16 games this weekend. Here's what to what to watch for ... Houston... more

The NFL season officially begins in earnest this week with the start of the preseason for all 32 teams. Around The NFL's Conor Orr dissects what you can expect to see from the 16 games this weekend. Here's what to what to watch for ... San Dieg... more

The NFL season officially begins in earnest this week with the start of the preseason for all 32 teams. Around The NFL's Conor Orr dissects what you can expect to see from the 16 games this weekend. Here's what to what to watch for ... Indianap... more

The NFL season officially begins in earnest this week with the start of the preseason for all 32 teams. Around The NFL's Conor Orr dissects what you can expect to see from the 16 games this weekend. Here's what to what to watch for ... Dalla... more

The NFL season officially begins in earnest this week with the start of the preseason for all 32 teams. Around The NFL's Conor Orr dissects what you can expect to see from the 16 games this weekend. Here's what to what to watch for ... Seattle... more

The NFL season officially begins in earnest this week with the start of the preseason for all 32 teams. Around The NFL's Conor Orr dissects what you can expect to see from the 16 games this weekend. Here's what to what to watch for ... Minnesot... more

The NFL season officially begins in earnest this week with the start of the preseason for all 32 teams. Around The NFL's Conor Orr dissects what you can expect to see from the 16 games this weekend. Here's what to what to watch for ... Miami... more

The NFL season officially begins in earnest this week with the start of the preseason for all 32 teams. Around The NFL's Conor Orr dissects what you can expect to see from the 16 games this weekend. Here's what to what to watch for ... Detro... more

The NFL season officially begins in earnest this week with the start of the preseason for all 32 teams. Around The NFL's Conor Orr dissects what you can expect to see from the 16 games this weekend. Here's what to what to watch for ... Clevelan... more

The NFL season officially begins in earnest this week with the start of the preseason for all 32 teams. Around The NFL's Conor Orr dissects what you can expect to see from the 16 games this weekend. Here's what to what to watch for ... New... more

The NFL season officially begins in earnest this week with the start of the preseason for all 32 teams. Around The NFL's Conor Orr dissects what you can expect to see from the 16 games this weekend. Here's what to what to watch for ... Jacksonv... more

Cowboys rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott understands why the training staff wants to slow him down a little bit. The projected feature back likely will miss the preseason opener and possibly more with a tweaked hamstring. But that doesn't mean... more

The NFL season officially begins in earnest this week with the start of the preseason for all 32 teams. Around The NFL's Conor Orr dissects what you can expect to see from the 16 games this weekend. Here's what to what to watch for ... Denver... more

The NFL season officially begins in earnest this week with the start of the preseason for all 32 teams. Around The NFL's Conor Orr dissects what you can expect to see from the 16 games this weekend. Here's what to what to watch for ... Carolina... more

The NFL season officially begins in earnest this week with the start of the preseason for all 32 teams. Around The NFL's Conor Orr dissects what you can expect to see from the 16 games this weekend. Here's what to what to watch for ... Tampa Ba... more

The NFL season officially begins in earnest this week with the start of the preseason for all 32 teams. Around The NFL's Conor Orr dissects what you can expect to see from the 16 games this weekend. Here's what to what to watch for ... Washingt... more

Seeking a potential jump-start to their running game, the Chargers decided to sip from the fountain of toughness by selecting J.J. Watt's little brother, Derek, in the sixth round of the draft. Derek, a 6-2, 236-pound fullback who played in 47 care... more

When Tavon Young was playing backyard football out in Oxon Hill, Maryland, he earned a nickname from his peers that perfectly encapsulated his ability to pick off passes, take them back for touchdowns and -- more notably -- deliver some cover-your-ey... more

When New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz left the practice field with groin tightness Tuesday, he didn't get the benefit of dismissing it as a minor injury typical of receivers in training camp. "I think I know the difference of something tha... more

Bills linebacker Reggie Ragland is going under the knife later this week for surgery on his torn ACL, and Buffalo isn't optimistic about the rookie's prospects in 2016. The team confirmed Wednesday that Ragland's knee is expected to sideline him fo... more

The Philadelphia Eagles are in danger of losing one of their best offensive linemen for a majority of the 2016 season. Lane Johnson is facing a 10-game suspension for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing drugs, a source informed o... more

The Baltimore Ravens have some of their best players still lingering on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list, though it should not have any impact on the roster once games start to count on Sept. 11. Per head coach John Harbaugh, outside... more

While we wait for some new on-field rivalries to surface during the season, how about a slap fight between two players in different divisions that started years ago and is only now resurfacing? Cool. Cool. Here's what Vikings guard Alex Boone said... more

This is the season for reclamation projects, but it is also sadly the season where those projects come to an abrupt end. Such was the case in New Orleans. The Saints released wide receiver Hakeem Nicks on Monday, according to the club. The team als... more

The unfortunate contract standoff between Chargers first-round pick Joey Bosa and the team took a sad turn over the weekend. A Chargers blog, SD Bolt Report, uncovered a Facebook post made by Bosa's mother, Cheryl, in which she said the following i... more

The Denver Broncos are getting their shutdown corner back. Aqib Talib practiced Monday for the first time since he suffered a gunshot wound to the leg during the offseason. Reports that Talib would practice followed a KUSA-TV report that Talib... more

Robert Griffin III is back atop a depth chart for the first time in more than a year. The former Offensive Rookie of the Year and No. 2 overall pick was named Cleveland's starting quarterback Monday in an announcement made by the club. Coach Hue Ja... more

Could the Dallas Cowboys be waiting out the quarterback market after all? That's the sentiment we're getting from owner Jerry Jones, who was encouraged by the work he's seen by both Dak Prescott and Jameill Showers of late. The team lost primary ba... more

Julian Edelman is back. The Patriots' best wide receiver, who underwent a minor corrective foot surgery back in May and started the training camp on the physically unable to perform list alongside six of his of his teammates, returned to the practi... more

Denver Broncos general manager John Elway has endured his fair share of criticism despite bringing the team its third Super Bowl championship in 2015. But in a retrospective about the first five years of his career published in The Denver Post on... more

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell may or may not be on the field for the first four games of the season depending upon how his suspension appeal turns out. But whenever he arrives, he knows his surgically repaired knee will be ready to... more

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees didn't have the best Saturday. Per several different media outlets -- and the team's official Twitter feed -- the quarterback was picked off a handful of times during workouts, twice by surging undrafted ro... more

Are the Oakland Raiders looking to their bad boy past for inspiration in 2016? According to Comcast SportsNet Bay Area , prized free-agent acquisition Kelechi Osemele and defensive end Mario Edwards Jr. engaged in a brawl on Saturday that involved... more

Devastating injuries are an unfortunate part of the preseason, and the Chicago Bears got hit where it hurts this weekend. According to a report from the Chicago Sun-Times , Bears center Hroniss Grasu suffered a torn ACL during a fall at practice on... more

There are plenty of benefits to signing a top-tier veteran running back on the free-agent market, but there is also plenty of maintenance to be done. The Jets know this firsthand after Matt Forte tweaked his hamstring. While the former Bears star i... more

With the Kansas City Chiefs jumping ahead of Dallas to sign Nick Foles, the Cowboys must pivot quickly to find a secure backup option. According to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport, Browns quarterback Josh McCown might be the next man on their wish... more

Ravens kicker Justin Tucker, the owner of a still-fresh four-year, $16.8 million contract, is arguably the best player at his position in football. But when we think about kickers, we almost never consider using them beyond the 50-yard line, and fo... more

In a nod to a hard-working undrafted free agent, and a warning to a highly touted second-round pick, Buccaneers coach Dirk Koetter confirmed a shakeup atop the team's tight end depth chart Wednesday. Cameron Brate, a Harvard graduate who signed wit... more

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- New head coaches are typically allowed a certain amount of leeway when it comes to interior decorating at a team's facility, but the Ben McAdoo era looks and feels similar to what came before at first glance. The clocks are... more

And now for something we can all root for this training camp season. Defensive tackle Devon Still, who's remembered for his care and compassion while his young daughter Leah battled Neuroblastoma stage 4 cancer (she has been in remission for more t... more

Is Reggie Bush more than just a big-name insurance policy in Buffalo? In an interview with NFL Media's LaDainian Tomlinson which aired on Good Morning Football †on Wednesday, Ryan sounded pretty excited about nabbing the former Heisman Trophy winne... more

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Welcome to the Ben McAdoo era. Giants running back Shane Vereen said he feels like he's in "the same regime," though plenty has changed under the Giants' new head coach. The differences might be subtle for fans dropping by... more

The next phase of Reggie Bush's career will take place in Buffalo. Bush signed a one-year, incentive-laden contract with the Buffalo Bills, a source with knowledge of the deal told NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport. Bush visited the team and passed hi... more

Former Giants coach Tom Coughlin will be busy in New York this season, just not inside the Giants' facility. According to a release sent out by the league, the two-time Super Bowl winner will be named a Senior Advisor to Football Operations, workin... more

Thanks to the magic of television, we now have a vague idea of what retired NFL quarterback Peyton Manning will be doing on Sunday mornings . But what about Monday? Thanks to video shown Monday on NFL Network's new morning show,†Good Morning Foot... more

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady could be getting some star-studded help when he works out during his suspension over the first four weeks of the regular season. According to former teammate Kevin Faulk, he expects Brady to reach out to both Wes Welk... more

Buffalo Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor only has 14 NFL starts under his belt, but could that be enough to warrant a long-term contract? According to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport, there is "plenty of optimism" that the former backup signs a big de... more

What was the hardest part of Ryan Fitzpatrick's highly-publicized contract impasse with the New York Jets this offseason? Being only 10 minutes from the facility certainly didn't help. "I'm getting texts and calls from Brandon (Marshall ) and (E... more

By all accounts, Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston used his first year in the NFL to try to re-write the negative perception he earned during his college years. So now, with the benefit of hindsight, what would he tell his 18-year-old self? "... more

July

Geno Smith, a loyal employee of the New York Jets tired of watching the club desperately hire out for the promotion he's always wanted on a permanent basis, is going to start looking around for new places to work. "It's no disrespect to anyone, but... more

Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert is done with the Pro Bowl. Eifert, lest we forget, underwent a small procedure to fix the ankle he tweaked in this past season's All-Star game and is not sure when he'll return to the field. According to the team's... more

Bengals cornerback Adam Jones couldn't fully enjoy his offseason -- not if the team's white-knuckle playoff loss to the Steelers was on tape somewhere near by. "We kicked they ass the whole game; that's all I can say ," Jones said Thursday, via... more

Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer isn't going anywhere. The team announced a contract extension for the third-year head coach Thursday, though the length of the extension was not immediately available. According to the club, Zimmer's 18 wins over his... more

Cowboys preview Eagles preview Giants preview Redskins preview Training camp is quickly approaching, which means it's time to preview the most exciting part of the summer. Over the next month, Around The NFL's Conor Orr will break down... more

The Denver Broncos have no interest in expanding their quarterback competition, at least that's what coach Gary Kubiak implied during a radio interview Thursday †in the wake of Nick Foles being released by the Los Angeles Rams. "I think we go to w... more

No Super Bowl loser has made it back to the big game since the lovable, heartbreaking Buffalo Bills of 1993. Needless to say, Carolina couldn't care less. "History said nobody won the NFC South twice, or three times in a row," fullback Mike Tolbert... more

Broncos star pass rusher Von Miller will not allow his work ethic to be spoiled by an insanely lucrative contract. "The Von Miller on the football field makes all of that other stuff go ... so I never really got too far away from working out or... more

Only two unsigned first-round draft picks remain. Linebacker Darron Lee, the No. 20 pick in the 2016 draft, inked a deal with the Jets on Wednesday, according to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport. ESPN first reported the pact. The team confirmed the... more

Even though he has no other sensible options, Patriots coach Bill Belichick laid out his concrete plan for the first four games of the 2016 season without Tom Brady. "Our priority now is to get Jimmy (Garoppolo ) ready for the start of the season,... more

While the mantra this time of year is competition, competition, competition, the current status of practice and training camp under the collective bargaining agreement forces some general managers and coaches to be practical. Yes, the Dolphins sign... more

Cowboys preview Eagles preview Giants preview Redskins preview Training camp is quickly approaching, which means it's time to preview the most exciting part of the summer. Over the next month, Around The NFL's Conor Orr will break down... more

The granddaddy of all training camp tropes is the misunderstood Super Bowl non-guarantee that gets treated like a guarantee, and boy do we have a good one. Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham, speaking to a group of children at his Citi Odell Beckh... more

Anquan Boldin wasn't going to be on the market for long, especially with so many teams struggling to find depth at wide receiver. In the end, it was Jim Caldwell and the Lions who made the strongest push, according to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport... more

Broncos Preview Chargers Preview Chiefs Preview Raiders Preview Training camp is quickly approaching, which means it's time to preview the most exciting part of the summer. Over the next month, Around The NFL's Conor Orr will break down... more

Colts defensive lineman Arthur Jones missed all of last year in Indianapolis with an ankle injury. Now, he'll miss the first four games of the 2016 season thanks to a violation of the league's policy on performance enhancing drugs, the team announce... more

Our short attention spans are perfect for the NFL offseason. A player vilified during free agency and the early portions of minicamp can come out with a fairly decent news conference and a few good training camp practices and all is forgotten. So l... more

Will we see the No. 3 pick in the NFL draft on the field anytime soon? Chargers general manager Tom Telesco doesn't have an answer as to when the team will sign Joey Bosa. "I don't know," Telesco said on 1090 AM San Diego on Monday, via ESPN.com... more

In a letter posted to his official Twitter page, written on officially logo-ed J.J. Watt stationery, the Texans' best defensive player would like you all to know that he's doing fine as he recovers from back surgery. pic.twitter.com/x54zmB0ide ‚... more

Vikings offensive tackle Phil Loadholt is hanging up the spikes. The offensive lineman officially informed the team of his decision to retire, the team announced on Monday. The 30-year-old former second-round pick played in 89 games over six season... more

A seven-month NFL investigation "found no credible evidence that Peyton Manning was provided with or used HGH or other substances prohibited by the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances," the league announced on Monday morning. Mannin... more

Three-time Pro Bowl defensive end Darnell Dockett is bowing out after a stellar 10-year career that featured 459 tackles, 40.5 sacks and a shared record for the most quarterback takedowns in a Super Bowl. The Arizona Cardinals announced Monday tha... more

Broncos Preview Chargers Preview Chiefs Preview Raiders Preview Training camp is quickly approaching, which means it's time to preview the most exciting part of the summer. Over the next month, Around The NFL's Conor Orr will break down... more

Cowboys preview Eagles preview Giants preview Redskins preview Training camp is quickly approaching, which means it's time to preview the most exciting part of the summer. Over the next month, Around The NFL's Conor Orr will break down... more

Broncos Preview Chargers Preview Chiefs Preview Raiders Preview Training camp is quickly approaching, which means it's time to preview the most exciting part of the summer. Over the next month, Around The NFL's Conor Orr will break down... more

Cowboys preview Eagles preview Giants preview Redskins preview Training camp is quickly approaching, which means it's time to preview the most exciting part of the summer. Over the next month, Around The NFL's Conor Orr will break down... more

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell is facing a four-game suspension for missing several drug tests, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Friday, per sources informed of his situation. While Bell's case is still under review, the news... more

NFL legend Jerry Rice had a front row seat to some of the best training camp quarterback battles in league history between Joe Montana and Steve Young, so he doesn't need to feign excitement about San Francisco's current crop fighting it out for the... more

Washington cornerback Josh Norman is done talking about Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. Appearing on NFL HQ , just a few days after Beckham's comments in GQ magazine about Norman's relevance debuted , Norman seemed anxious to get on with life. He... more

While we resist the urge to craft a glass houses and throwing stones pun, here's the news about U.S. Bank Stadium in Minnesota: According to The Star-Tribune , someone picked up a rock and chucked it through one of the 10-by-5-foot panes of glass at... more

Offensive tackle Eugene Monroe wasn't going to be short on suitors this offseason after a surprise release from the Baltimore Ravens, but he has opted to retire instead. In an article for The Players' Tribune , Monroe formally announced his retirem... more

Bears preview Lions preview Packers preview Vikings preview Training camp is quickly approaching, which means it's time to preview the most exciting part of the summer. Over the next month, Around The NFL's Conor Orr will break down all... more

Browns defensive end Desmond Bryant isn't going to let a little something like a torn pectoral muscle ruin his season. "Absolutely, I'm hopeful that I can (come back this season)," Bryant told Cleveland.com . "The timetable for rehab is 4-6 months,... more

Broncos Preview Chargers Preview Chiefs Preview Raiders Preview Training camp is quickly approaching, which means it's time to preview the most exciting part of the summer. Over the next month, Around The NFL's Conor Orr will break down... more

Steelers running back DeAngelo Williams has his own problems to deal with, so he doesn't mind dabbling in a little schadenfreude when it comes to the Patriots. "I am glad they got problems. I don't care," Williams told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review... more

Bears preview Lions preview Packers preview Vikings preview Training camp is quickly approaching, which means it's time to preview the most exciting part of the summer. Over the next month, Around The NFL's Conor Orr will break down all... more

The last we heard from Cowboys second-round pick Jaylon Smith, his nerve-damaged knee was not making any "significant improvement" -- at least not the kind that would allow him to play in 2016. And while Cowboys owner Jerry Jones did not dispute t... more

Broncos star pass rusher Von Miller would have "absolutely" skipped the 2016 season without a long-term deal, Miller's agent and principal negotiator Joby Branion said Tuesday. "A lot of people think it's bluster and all that -- and sometimes it is... more

While the Dolphins await word on whether former No. 3 pick Dion Jordan can play this season, reports indicate that he could show up better than ever. Per Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald, Jordan looks "brand new." In an accompanying story, Beasley... more

In order to be the best, you must seek out the best. This is why Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles spent part of his offseason taking notes. "We wanted him to seek the quarterbacks out who have a similar style of play and guys who were... more

Buccaneers preview Falcons preview Panthers preview Saints preview Training camp is quickly approaching, which means it's time to preview the most exciting part of the summer. Over the next month, Around The NFL's Conor Orr will break d... more

Buccaneers preview Falcons preview Panthers preview Saints preview Training camp is quickly approaching, which means it's time to preview the most exciting part of the summer. Over the next month, Around The NFL's Conor Orr will break d... more

Buccaneers preview Falcons preview Panthers preview Saints preview Training camp is quickly approaching, which means it's time to preview the most exciting part of the summer. Over the next month, Around The NFL's Conor Orr will break d... more

Von Miller is now the wealthiest defensive player in NFL history. In the quiet days leading up to the NFL's deadline for franchise-tagged players to sign a long-term deal, a sometimes contentious battle between Miller and the Broncos' front office... more

One of the longest and most contentious legal battles in NFL history came to end on Friday when New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady ended his appeal against a four-game suspension levied by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in May of 2015. Brad... more

In Around The NFL's "Making the Leap" series , we spotlight emerging players to keep an eye on in 2016. Whether rising from no-namer to quality starter or vaulting from standout to superstar, each of these individuals is poised to break through in th... more

Buccaneers preview Falcons preview Panthers preview Saints preview Training camp is quickly approaching, which means it's time to preview the most exciting part of the summer. Over the next month, Around The NFL's Conor Orr will break d... more

There are hidden costs in just about everything these days, but how about $300,000 for a bird mortality study? According to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune , U.S. Bank Stadium's glass facades, meant to be one of the architectural focal points of the n... more

Bears preview Lions preview Packers preview Vikings preview Training camp is quickly approaching, which means it's time to preview the most exciting part of the summer. Over the next month, Around The NFL's Conor Orr will break down all... more

The "newsy" football nugget in this story about Kiko Alonso from ESPN.com is that he jokes about playing tight end , and told the reporter that he let the Dolphins coaching staff know he could contribute in goal line situations. "We have good tight... more

Less than a week after the Pennsylvania Attorney General closed its investigation into Bills running back LeSean McCoy and a fight outside Philadelphia's Recess Lounge club back in February, the NFL has done the same. The league will not punish McC... more

Did Broncos defensive end Derek Wolfe violate a long-held player code of silence when it comes to the motivations his teammates might have involving their contracts? Speaking on SiriusXM NFL Radio on Tuesday, Wolfe told hosts Jeff Rickard and Brady... more

Bears preview Lions preview Packers preview Vikings preview Training camp is quickly approaching, which means it's time to preview the most exciting part of the summer. Over the next month, Around The NFL's Conor Orr will break down all... more

Welp, it's the middle of July and we're still a few weeks away from meaningful football. Time to see what former NFL star Chad Johnson (Ochocinco) is up to. Gonna ask Hue if I can join the Browns coaching staff as a "route running specialist" assis... more

The New England Patriots have the best fans in football. This is the finding of Emory University professor Mike Lewis, who rated fan bases on tangible measures of obsession, like game attendance and social media following. According to the analytic... more

49ers Preview Cardinals Preview Rams Preview Seahawks Preview Training camp is quickly approaching, which means it's time to preview the most exciting part of the summer. Over the next month, Around The NFL's Conor Orr will break down a... more

Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan has been telling anyone who will listen of late that he expects his team to win in 2016. That started back in October in an interview with Around The NFL and NFL.com in which Khan said he was "at the stage now... more

49ers Preview Cardinals Preview Rams Preview Seahawks Preview Training camp is quickly approaching, which means it's time to preview the most exciting part of the summer. Over the next month, Around The NFL's Conor Orr will break down a... more

National Rugby League star and former 49ers running back Jarryd Hayne left San Francisco and the NFL after he was offered the chance to try out for Fiji's Olympic rugby sevens unit. Apparently, that dream has come to an end. Hayne posted on his... more

In Around The NFL's "Making the Leap" series , we spotlight emerging players to keep an eye on in 2016. Whether rising from no-namer to quality starter or vaulting from standout to superstar, each of these individuals is poised to break through in th... more

49ers Preview Cardinals Preview Rams Preview Seahawks Preview Training camp is quickly approaching, which means it's time to preview the most exciting part of the summer. Over the next month, Around The NFL's Conor Orr will break down a... more

49ers Preview Cardinals Preview Rams Preview Seahawks Preview Training camp is quickly approaching, which means it's time to preview the most exciting part of the summer. Over the next month, Around The NFL's Conor Orr will break down a... more

Players hit with the franchise tag have until Friday, July 15 to work out new deals with their respective clubs or else they'll have to play the 2016 season under their one-year pacts. We previously detailed which non-franchise-tag players were in li... more

Bills preview Dolphins preview Jets preview Patriots preview Training camp is quickly approaching, which means it's time to preview the most exciting part of the summer. Over the next month, Around The NFL's Conor Orr will break down al... more

It's time to preview the most exciting part of the summer: training camp. Over the next month, Around The NFL's Conor Orr will break down all 32 teams. To view a team's camp preview, click on its entry below. Arizona Cardinals CLICK IMAGE FOR F... more

Lost in the news that Denver has re-opened talks with star linebacker Von Miller is this nugget from Broncos beat man Mike Klis of KUSA-TV in Denver : Contract talks with (wide receiver Emmanuel ) Sanders , by the way, have been put on hold. Not of... more

Bills preview Dolphins preview Jets preview Patriots preview Training camp is quickly approaching, which means it's time to preview the most exciting part of the summer. Over the next month, Around The NFL's Conor Orr will break down al... more

There is a level of comfort associated with coaching some of the best quarterbacks in football. Year after year, they become more mechanical. Like industrial business servers, they self-diagnose, clean and perform the routine maintenance necessary du... more

We've reached the end of our epic 100-player countdown and some of our worst fears were confirmed. It is no surprise that a player-voted list of The Top 100 Players of 2016 rounds out with the likes of Aaron Rodgers (6), J.J. Watt (3), Odell Beckh... more

Bills preview Dolphins preview Jets preview Patriots preview Training camp is quickly approaching, which means it's time to preview the most exciting part of the summer. Over the next month, Around The NFL's Conor Orr will break down al... more

The world of former player NFL analysis is hit or miss but when it comes to ex-Jets quarterback Boomer Esiason, he's typically dead on. That's why we were a bit surprised when we had to disagree with his assessment of the 2016 team, which enters th... more

Training camp is quickly approaching, which means it's time to preview the most exciting part of the summer. Over the next month, Around The NFL's Conor Orr will break down all 32 teams and give us something to look for in late July. Atlanta Falco... more

Bills preview Dolphins preview Jets preview Patriots preview Training camp is quickly approaching, which means it's time to preview the most exciting part of the summer. Over the next month, Around The NFL's Conor Orr will break down al... more

Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell found a creative way to merge his career as a rapper and as an NFL player hoping for a top-of-the-market contract. In a new song he debuted on his Twitter account last weekend called "Focus," Bell touched on a lot... more

Colts preview Jaguars preview Texans preview Titans preview Training camp is quickly approaching, which means it's time to preview the most exciting part of the summer. Over the next month, Around The NFL's Conor Orr will break down all... more

Colts preview Jaguars preview Texans preview Titans preview Training camp is quickly approaching, which means it's time to preview the most exciting part of the summer. Over the next month, Around The NFL's Conor Orr will break down all... more

Colts preview Jaguars preview Texans preview Titans preview Training camp is quickly approaching, which means it's time to preview the most exciting part of the summer. Over the next month, Around The NFL's Conor Orr will break down all... more

Colts preview Jaguars preview Texans preview Titans preview Training camp is quickly approaching, which means it's time to preview the most exciting part of the summer. Over the next month, Around The NFL's Conor Orr will break down all... more

Rex Ryan and Jim Kelly seem to have placed a once-bubbling feud on the back burner to cool off. "Yeah, we already texted," Kelly recently said, via WGR-AM . "That's all good." Back in early June, Kelly told The Jim Rome Show that Rex Ryan would... more

June

As if freewheeling former NFL quarterback Johnny Manziel was not unattractive enough to current NFL teams, he now has this to add to his plate: A four-game suspension to start the 2016 NFL season due to a violation of the league's substance-abuse pol... more

Bengals preview Browns preview Ravens preview Steelers preview Training camp is quickly approaching, which means it's time to preview the most exciting part of the summer. Over the next month, Around The NFL's Conor Orr will break down... more

If this week's reveal of The Top 100 Players of 2016 is not proof that coaching matters, we're not sure what is. Checking in at No. 11 and No. 12 were Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman and Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer,... more

In a piece we wrote previewing the Keenan Allen extension last week , we hinted that there could be a few other wide receiver names to sign quickly following Allen's four-year, $45 million extension. But in this bustling period for general managers... more

Former Ravens offensive tackle Eugene Monroe is the most in-demand free agent currently left on the open market after a late spring release by the Baltimore Ravens -- but he's not rushing into any decisions. "After the Ravens released me, shortly a... more

Bengals preview Browns preview Ravens preview Steelers preview Training camp is quickly approaching, which means it's time to preview the most exciting part of the summer. Over the next month, Around The NFL's Conor Orr will break down... more

Doug Baldwin, an undrafted, sub-6 foot, 27-year-old wide receiver incredibly signed his third NFL contract on Tuesday, this time making him one of the seven highest-paid receivers in football and one of the three highest-paid Seahawks. Baldwin had... more

On the day that James David "Buddy" Ryan died at the age of 85 , following an intense and lengthy battle with cancer, the enigmatic side of his personality took center stage, as it so often did. We talk about the time he cold-cocked his own offensi... more

Bengals preview Browns preview Ravens preview Steelers preview Training camp is quickly approaching, which means it's time to preview the most exciting part of the summer. Over the next month, Around The NFL's Conor Orr will break down... more

Buddy Ryan, the architect of perhaps the greatest defense in NFL history, a doting father to a pair of current-day coaches who carry on his blustery style and legendary curmudgeon beloved by multiple fan bases passed away on Tuesday morning after a... more

Titans second-year quarterback Marcus Mariota was always lauded for his team-first attitude, but now that he has two potentially game-changing running backs at his disposal, he's taking it to a different level. "I told Coach Mike (Mularkey) that I'... more

Bengals preview Browns preview Ravens preview Steelers preview In 32 days, a bulk of NFL teams report for training camp, which means it's time to preview the most exciting part of the summer. Over the next month, Around The NFL's Conor... more

Despite a flurry of close losses during his first season under the headset, Falcons head coach Dan Quinn doesn't believe opting for the 2-point conversion is the solution to his problems. "How many things are they going to do from the 2-yard line?"... more

Megatron will stay retired. Despite the legions of us hoping the former Lions All Pro and potential Hall of Famer would walk back on his decision to walk away from football and gift us with a few more acrobatic touchdown catches, Calvin Johnson put... more

Dan Campbell's star rose last season during his time as the Dolphins' fiery interim head coach following the ouster of Joe Philbin. And while he wasn't retained, he's still a fiery head coach in New Orleans, where he's serving as one of Sean Payton... more

Packers head coach Mike McCarthy is well aware that outside linebacker Julius Peppers is 36 years old, but it just doesn't seem that way. "Julius Peppers is ageless," McCarthy told Packersnews.com this week. Peppers knows that doesn't come by... more

Future NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning has a lot of time on his hands these days, which is good because he's decided to become a fan of about half the teams in the NFL. "I kinda look forward to this year being a fan of a lot of teams, p... more

After the way his first NFL job ended, 49ers coach Chip Kelly needed players on his new team to buy into the offense in a way that the Eagles never did. Running back Carlos Hyde seems to think the process is going well. "I feel like the team has... more

NEW YORK -- In an aggressive maneuver to usher in a new fan base and insert themselves as a permanent resident along one of the most traveled streets in the world, the NFL announced Thursday that it will partner with Canadian-based acrobatic theater... more

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll is a positive person, so his words often need to be taken with a grain of salt. But as the team broke camp for the spring, heading into their five-week vacation away from the facility, Carroll could not have been stronge... more

While it seemed like new Lions general manager Bob Quinn was letting head coach Jim Caldwell twist in the wind upon his hiring back in January, it was simply the precursor to Quinn making "probably the easiest and best decision I made." That's what... more

Could the Lions be tougher to defend without Calvin Johnson? Quarterback Matthew Stafford thinks so. "I think we're going to do it a little bit differently than we have in the past," Stafford said in an interview on SiriusXM NFL Radio on Tuesday .... more

It's natural this time of year to wonder what injured player X and injured player Y can do when they are healthy again, but unfortunately for the Baltimore Ravens, it's becoming an all too common practice -- and one that has a major impact on their w... more

The world of slotted rookie contracts is more complex than we initially expected. That's the feeling of Joey Bosa's agent, Todd France, anyway. France, who is one of the NFL's top agents, joined SiriusXM NFL Radio on Monday in an attempt to explain... more

There were plenty of teams willing to overpay in the wide receiver market this offseason, but would it surprise anyone if the best pass catcher out of that 2016 class cost just $12 million over three years with $7.5 million guaranteed? Chris Hogan... more

The Carolina Panthers could very well be starting rookies at two of their three starting cornerback slots in 2016, which means it's time for Bene' Benwikere to grow up fast. The 24-year-old former fifth-round pick fractured his leg in Week 14 last... more

The NFL has officially entered its dark period. Players and coaches have the next five weeks to relax, while certain general managers will stay in the office laying the groundwork for franchise tag deals or pre-camp contract extensions that have yet... more

Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul is almost a year removed from the horrifying fireworks accident that nearly ruined his football career. Now, he serves as a lesson for players this time of year as they depart for a five-week vacation that so... more

The Colts are going to start banking on quarterback Andrew Luck's mobility -- but not in a way that scares the daylight out of coaches, fans and ownership. "Our guys are doing a great job and we're working on that," Colts head coach Chuck Pagano to... more

The offseason is long and even though it is a down period on the NFL player's schedule, they are still expected to speak to the media fairly often. We believe it was Albert Einstein who once theorized that speaking amid the absence of true action can... more

Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman thought his contractual stand against former cornerback Josh Norman would make his general thoughts on player contracts clear. Yet, here we are amid another contentious situation over money, this time between t... more

Hey guys, nothing to worry about with Dolphins defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh anymore. He's hilarious now! Get this: According to the Miami Herald, "Suh twice sat in with teammates as they met with the media, videotaping their press availabilities.... more

Jets cornerback Dee Milliner is hoping his final year on scholarship is the one that turns his career around -- and he's looking to yoga to ensure rapid progress. With his rookie contract set to expire at year's end and no fifth-year option exercis... more

Training camp is quickly approaching, which means it's time to preview the most exciting part of the summer. Over the next month, Around The NFL's Conor Orr will break down all 32 teams and give us something to look for in late July. Today, we tak... more

Training camp is quickly approaching, which means it's time to preview the most exciting part of the summer. Over the next month, Around The NFL's Conor Orr will break down all 32 teams and give us something to look for in late July. Today, we tak... more

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger wants coach Mike Tomlin to go for two -- every time. Ben Roethlisberger says he would like to go for two points after every TD in 2016, and he and Mike Tomlin have discussed it. ‚?? Ed Bouchette (@EdBouchet... more

Former Ravens first-round pick Matt Elam believes that the 2016 season is his final opportunity to prove he belongs in the NFL, and he's using an awful lot of tired cliches to prove it. "This is my last chance, my last go-round," Elam said, via the... more

The Lions are leaving no stone unturned at wide receiver. The team signed former Redskins and Cardinals standout Andre Roberts to a one-year deal Monday and will bring in Anquan Boldin for a visit, according to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport. ESP... more

We're thankful to get another season with Ravens wideout Steve Smith, we just don't know when he'll make an official return to the field after tearing his Achilles tendon last season . Neither does Smith, who, according to ESPN.com , managed to avo... more

Kirk Cousins and the Redskins have not made any progress on a new extension, but the Washington quarterback wants to let us know that he'll be worth every penny for a long time to come. "I do think I'm playing with more confidence," he said this we... more

If people are surprised by Trevor Siemian getting potential starter's snaps in Denver, just wait until Jeff Driskel takes control in San Francisco. "I think he's done a really nice job," 49ers coach Chip Kelly said of the sixth-round pick and Louis... more

Steelers running back Fitzgerald Toussaint doesn't want his name synonymous with the word fumble anymore. Back in the 2015 playoffs against the Denver Broncos, the Steelers ahead 13-12 with 10 minutes to play in the fourth quarter, Toussaint was h... more

When the Chiefs hit the field on Tuesday, they might be able to welcome back a familiar face -- running back Jamaal Charles. "What you might see is them doing drills," Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said, via the Kansas City Star . The "them" in thi... more

The Browns are attempting to make 2015 first-round pick Danny Shelton more versatile -- and that means dropping roughly 30 pounds. "He can do so many more things at the weight he's at right now and the condition he's in," defensive line coach Rober... more

Cowboys running back Darren McFadden thinks that rookie Ezekiel Elliott is "awesome," but that doesn't mean he's ready to give up carries. "They picked him high, he's going to play and get his touches," McFadden said, via the team's official site .... more

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS Training camp is quickly approaching, which means it's time to preview the most exciting part of the summer. Around The NFL's Conor Orr breaks down all 32 teams and give us something to look for in late July. Today, we take... more

Training camp is quickly approaching, which means it's time to preview the most exciting part of the summer. Over the next month, Around The NFL's Conor Orr will break down all 32 teams and give us something to look for in late July. Today, we tak... more

Training camp is quickly approaching, which means it's time to preview the most exciting part of the summer. Over the next month, Around The NFL's Conor Orr will break down all 32 teams and give us something to look for in late July. New England... more

While the Broncos sort out their quarterback of the present, they have been busy finalizing a deal for their quarterback of the future. Paxton Lynch signed his rookie contract Thursday, per the team. The 6-foot-7 quarterback, believed by some to ha... more

Boom Herron is back in Buffalo. The 27-year-old running back signed with the Bills on Thursday, the team announced. The former sixth-round pick out of Ohio State last played for the Colts in 2015, but also spent four games with the Bills. Herron ca... more

Ravens coach John Harbaugh doesn't have time to play games with his scattershot offensive line, which is why first-round pick Ronnie Stanley needs to grow up fast. "He's the sixth pick in the draft," Harbaugh said of Stanley, via the team's officia... more

Cleveland Browns Camp report date: †Rookies: July 25; Veterans: July 28 Camp location: 76 Lou Groza Blvd., Berea, Ohio. Offseason in a nutshell: With mountains of new data available, we have expected change to hit the straight edge NFL for... more

Ravens running back Trent Richardson is expressing confidence in himself, which means just about everyone is lining up to laugh at the former No. 3 overall pick. When asked by Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic recently how he saw his career ending ,... more

Lions fans were probably not looking forward to a time when Golden Tate was the team's No. 1 wide receiver because that meant that Calvin Johnson was no longer on the team. Tate, though, is relishing the opportunity. He never saw himself as a No. 2... more

Dolphins first-round pick Laremy Tunsil was robbed of any chance to have a normal transition into the NFL when someone hacked his phone and posted a video of the former college student smoking what appears to be marijuana out of a gas mask pipe. So... more

Denver Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib has been released from the hospital after suffering a gunshot wound to his right leg Sunday morning in Dallas. Investigators looking into the shooting are trying to determine whether Talib accidentally shot himsel... more

Roman Harper is returning home. After two seasons with the Carolina Panthers, the longtime Saint is coming back to New Orleans, Harper's agency Sports Trust Advisors †announced Tuesday. The Saints later confirmed the signing , but terms of the deal... more

The San Diego Chargers are looking to lock up Keenan Allen to a long-term contract, a deal that could cause a trickle-down effect on the wide receiver market. According to multiple sources briefed on the matter, Allen and the Chargers have been... more

President Barack Obama weaved an impressive monologue together Monday as he formally congratulated the Denver Broncos on their Super Bowl 50 championship, and he wasn't shy about noting the prowess of Wade Phillips' defense. In a speech that joking... more

Everyone seems to have an opinion on Texans quarterback Brock Osweiler skipping his well-deserved Super Bowl trip to the White House with the Denver Broncos, except for Osweiler himself. That changed on Monday, shortly before Osweiler's former team... more

Remember when former Buffalo Bills coach Doug Marrone stunned the NFL in 2014 by opting out of his contract only to be spurned in the Jets' coaching search, eventually resurfacing as the assistant head coach/offensive line of the Jacksonville Jaguar... more

After a banner season for the Carolina Panthers' offensive line, the team has chosen to award the unit's heart and soul. Five-time Pro Bowl center Ryan Kalil inked a two-year extension Monday, the team announced. Per NFL Media's Rand Getlin, the... more

Harrison Smith will be the centerpiece of Minnesota's defense for a long time to come. The former first-round pick signed a long-term extension Monday morning making him the NFL's highest-paid safety in terms of average salary per year. Per NFL Med... more

This may be a bigger season for Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr than we thought. Raiders offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave is now in his second season working with the budding star quarterback and that means allowing Carr to tweak the syst... more

Today in news that will cause riotous laughter and careless hot takes about the power spread offense for no good reason: Niners head coach Chip Kelly sees Colin Kaepernick and Blaine Gabbert as similar players. "I think they're similar," Kelly told... more

Former Lions running back Joique Bell doesn't have a team at the moment, but he says he has the next best thing -- options. "Last time I checked, I had three offers on the table," Bell told the Detroit Free Press . "I know two are still there. One... more

He's unfortunately best known as the player who punched Jets quarterback Geno Smith in training camp and birthed the Ryan Fitzpatrick revolution in New York, but Bills pass rusher IK Enemkpali is attempting to forge a different identity. "He's pus... more

Amid an offseason in which the Cleveland Browns have added five rookie wide receivers, one of their best pass-catching options will miss time because of sports hernia surgery. Tight end Gary Barnidge will miss the rest of the team's offseason progr... more

We get sick of certain storylines that develop early in the NFL offseason and carry all the way through training camp because they inevitably receive the most attention from writers and television analysts. Those stories are beaten down, overthought... more

While the often wayward career arc of an NFL running back leaves plenty of possibilities open, Washington made a bold decision this offseason to let go of veteran Alfred Morris and install second-year back Matt Jones as their No. 1. Jones, 23, was... more

The Pro Bowl is returning to its Florida roots. In addition to a move away from its longtime base in Honolulu, the now Orlando-based all-star game will feature an AFC vs. NFC matchup, the NFL announced Wednesday in a news conference. This is the fi... more

Once a potentially-dynamic unit on the rise, the Dallas Cowboys' defensive line has suffered one setback after another. Wednesday, they received more bad news. Maliek Collins, a rookie defensive tackle, will be out until at least the end of trainin... more

Cool Titans general manager Jon Robinson recently let us in on a little secret: The kids like Jay Z. "I'm an eclectic music guy, I listen to rap, I listen to country, I listen to rock, I listen to everything," he said, via ESPN.com . "I try to stay... more

Melvin Ingram started 16 games for the first time in his four-year career last season and rewarded the Chargers with 10.5 sacks and 52 tackles, more than double his previous career highs in those categories. Now, the former first-round pick wants h... more

May

Walter Thurmond's breakout season at safety last year with the Philadelphia Eagles netted him plenty of lucrative offers in free agency, but he turned them all down. Now, he is hanging up his spikes for good. The Oregon product is retiring, accor... more

The Pro Bowl is heading to Orlando, Fla., in 2017. A joint news conference featuring Disney, ESPN and the NFL will take place Wednesday in Florida to announced a change in venue for the NFL's all-star festivities from mainstay Honolulu, NFL Media... more

One of the more tired clichés in the NFL lexicon is "stepping up" for a player who has been injured or suspended. But in the case of the Pittsburgh Steelers, this will be all we hear about in 2016. Antonio Brown is the best receiver in football ri... more

Brandon Browner has completed his lengthy transition to heel in the eyes of New Orleans Saints fans. After posting a picture of himself and fellow Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman on Instagram over the weekend, Browner got into it with fans in t... more

The more time we spend talking about Mark Sanchez and Paxton Lynch, the more time Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian has to continue making his case for the starting job this September. Siemian, a seventh-round pick out of Northwestern in 2015, has... more

The summer is a time on the NFL calendar to think about what might be, especially for those who came into the league a while back with high expectations. Jets tight end Jace Amaro, a former second round pick who survived an interesting feud with fo... more

The Giants' 2014 draft represented a dramatic shift in the organization's philosophy, focusing more on character and tangible, translatable production. That's why Boston College running back Andre Williams, an eventual fourth-round pick, enticed so... more

Even with Hue Jackson in tow, the Browns are hellbent on being a run-oriented football team. "I think when you look at Coach Jackson's background, he is a 'quarterback guru.' He has done a tremendous job over the years with that, but if you look at... more

Haloti Ngata was acquired at breakneck speed last March to fill the void left behind by departing free agent Ndamukong Suh, but that speed came at a price. Over 14 games and just 2.5 sacks (which, by Ngata's standards actually wasn't low, his abili... more

Buccaneers Titans Jaguars Rams Raiders We peg potential Cinderella candidates based on the progress they've made during the offseason, knowing full well that offseason champions rarely captivate us in January and February. But so... more

Buccaneers Titans Jaguars Rams Raiders We peg potential Cinderella candidates based on the progress they've made during the offseason, knowing full well that offseason champions rarely captivate us in January and February. But som... more

There are certain portions of "The Top 100 Players of 2016" list that are defined by the freefall. Great players are consistently great over a long period of time, but perception can often alter another great year in a hall of fame-caliber career.... more

It was a question that would have seemed obvious just two years ago, but time, injury and attitude can change drastically in that span. Will we ever see former Patriots, Broncos and Rams great Wes Welker play again? "That's kind of the million do... more

Might Packers tight end Jared Cook be one of the most overlooked free agent signings of the year? The 29-year-old former third-round pick has been a more-than-serviceable pass-catching tight end over the past five seasons despite a rotating cast of... more

The Eagles' coaching staff might be preparing us for a situation in which Sam Bradford is not the team's opening day starter. The malcontent quarterback made it clear he was not thrilled about Philadelphia selecting Carson Wentz with the No. 2 over... more

As he sat backstage at the draft in Chicago earlier this year, a Tom Brady jersey tucked underneath his suit jacket, former Patriots running back Kevin Faulk was nervous. "I went to the green room right before they take you to the stage," Faulk sai... more

Buccaneers Titans Jaguars Rams Raiders We peg potential Cinderella candidates based on the progress they've made during the offseason, knowing full well that offseason champions rarely captivate us in January and February. But som... more

If the NFL, and more specifically the Oakland Raiders, have a future in Las Vegas, it's something Commissioner Roger Goodell isn't prepared to confirm at the moment. Goodell called any talk "premature" and discounted most of the available rumors as... more

Le'Veon Bell is back. The Steelers' Pro Bowl running back took part in portions of organized team activities Tuesday. According to the Pittsburgh Tribune , Bell did individual drills, but did not work during 11-on-11 portions of practice available... more

In another strong push to improve officiating across the board, NFL owners Tuesday passed an amendment to league rules that should help referees receive help from the league office in New York during games and avoid making certain administrative mist... more

We check on Jadeveon Clowney before the start of just about every season because, unfortunately for Clowney, he is a freakishly talented No. 1 overall pick who has been hampered by injuries out of his control over his first two seasons in the NFL.... more

Buccaneers Titans Jaguars Rams Raiders We peg potential Cinderella candidates based on the progress they've made during the offseason, knowing full well that offseason champions rarely captivate us in January and February. But so... more

Buccaneers Titans Jaguars Rams Raiders We peg potential Cinderella candidates based off the progress they've made during the offseason, knowing that offseason champions rarely captivate us in January and February. But some teams... more

Even those who claim to know former Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch don't actually know him, which made the question posed by NFL Media's Michael Robinson to Seattle corner Richard Sherman very interesting. Will Beast Mode remain retired?... more

New Tennessee Titans general manager Jon Robinson has been a highly visible presence in Nashville since he took over the job in January. But now that his first draft and free agency are behind him, he wants to make sure everyone understands that th... more

From his†eye-rolling gesture toward Peyton Manning during a 41-17 blowout of the Oakland Raiders in 2014 to his stunning and sudden exit from Denver, there has always been a perception that Brock Osweiler and the Broncos didn't get along. He has d... more

The Miami Dolphins added depth across the board this offseason, but they focused heavily on the defensive end position in order to build a buffer against an injury to star Cameron Wake. But as the team winds its way through the summer, it has becom... more

One of the more heartwarming moments of the NFL draft became official Friday morning when Cowboys linebacker Jaylon Smith signed his rookie deal, the team announced. The news signifies a key moment in the first chapter of Smith's NFL career. The re... more

Former Lions first-round pick Jahvid Best is trying to become the latest former NFL running back to look toward the Olympics for his next chance. For ex-49ers running back Jarryd Hayne, that meant the chance to play for rugby powerhouse Fiji in the... more

Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll comes off as one of the most psychologically forward coaches in the NFL. But as it turns out, he's driven by the same high school affliction that has created many a great athlete and CEO over the years -- he was sm... more

Former Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin was almost certainly going to accept a positional coach or coordinator job in 2016 after getting fired four games into the 2015 season. His choice to land with the Colts -- Philbin had plenty of options, inclu... more

The Vikings have used a majority of their draft picks over the past three seasons to bolster the back end of their defense and offensive line. But the 2016 draft represented the second time in the past four years that Minnesota brass have taken a big... more

When the Washington Redskins drafted Josh Doctson in the first round of the NFL Draft, something had to give from an already-loaded wide receiver depth chart. Andre Roberts is the odd man out, as NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported his release... more

Former Seahawks defensive tackle Brandon Mebane is approaching his Chargers tenure with a fan's enthusiasm. In fact, he thinks San Diego has more talent on defense than the Seahawks. "Offense, defense, there's so much talent on this team," Mebane... more

The hybrid player (linebacker/safety) is not a new concept in the NFL, but it is picking up steam of late. Colleague Chris Wesseling noted as much when talking about Mark Barron in Los Angeles . Now, the Washington Redskins are working to find simi... more

The Browns might be one of the most interesting teams in the NFL this offseason, but for all the right reasons this time around. A new brain trust turned a No. 2 pick into a bevy of potential foundational pieces and are leaving themselves plenty of... more

Perhaps the greatest unknown heading into the 2016 season -- and the most fascinating unit heading into the NFL preseason -- is the Houston Texans' offense. The team locked Brock Osweiler into a hefty deal after just seven starts with the Broncos l... more

If you can't even enter the bidding war for a high-priced free agent defensive lineman like Malik Jackson, you could always invite his identical twin brother in for a workout. That's what the Bears are trying, at least. Marquis, who, according to t... more

New Browns coach Hue Jackson isn't alarmed or upset. His words are not meant to be insults. That being said, he wants his rookie wide receiver and first-round pick in better practice shape. "He's got to get in shape," Jackson said of Corey Coleman,... more

One of the highest-profile second-round picks in recent memory has now officially signed his contract. Jaguars linebacker Myles Jack, whose knee issues could eventually lead to microfracture surgery or another serious knee procedure, fell all the w... more

There are times when the media and athletes reach a stalemate; a perfectly natural intersection between both professions where an athlete simply cannot give a candid and honest response and the reporter really doesn't expect one. Case in point: Car... more

Keenan Reynolds' inspiring story can now live on in the NFL. Ray Mabus, secretary of the U.S. Navy, told†The Dan Patrick Show Friday morning (via Pro Football Talk ) that the Navy has given the Baltimore Ravens' sixth-round draft pick permission t... more

Wide receiver Corey Coleman, the first draft pick by the new Cleveland Browns regime, has signed his rookie contract. The 21 year old, who won the Biletnikoff award this past season in college football, has a deal that should be worth around $11.65... more

The Dallas Cowboys have always known that Dez Bryant is a phenominal player when he's happy, involved and fully committed to the cause. This is no secret. So it is not surprising that they feel he can have a bounce-back season in 2016 after missing... more

The entire Carolina Panthers draft class is under contract. The team wrapped up rookie deals Friday morning with the signing of first-round pick Vernon Butler, a defensive tackle out of Louisiana Tech. Per the team's official site, Butler put pen t... more

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has said repeatedly that he will not give up on 2015 second-round pick Randy Gregory, who came into the draft with a failed drug test at the scouting combine and a perception that he could not handle some of the 'ment... more

The amazing thing about DeMarco Murray's cringe-worthy 2015 season with the Philadelphia Eagles is that his number of carries (193) and total yards (702) and touchdowns (6) all would have led the Tennessee Titans, who struggled mightily on the ground... more

Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Dirk Koetter will join what seems to be a growing member of NFL head coaches who have a game-management assistant, who has dedicated responsibilities related to the clock, challenges and in-game scenarios. "Because I... more

On Tuesday, Around The NFL colleague Dan Hanzus took to the Matrix in order to explain the Jets' current situation at quarterback . As more comments trickle out, though, we're coming to find that the Matrix may be too simple a descriptor. Owner Woo... more

Set your calendars -- Super Bowl LII in Minnesota has a date. The NFL's latest Super Bowl played in a cold-weather city will take place on Feb. 4, 2018, according to NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy. The official announcement is as follows: It's a da... more

It's May, and that means it's time for rookie minicamps. It means endless hope and it means every team just had†its best draft. But it's also a time to mistakenly forget last year's new crop of players who were in the same position just 12 months ag... more

This is the time of year when players all say nice things about one another -- especially free agents who haven't spent much time around their new teammates. But when it comes to new Titans receiver Rishard Matthews and quarterback Marcus Mariota,... more

The San Francisco 49ers still have a week to go before organized team activities, but it didn't take long for new coach Chip Kelly's players to figure out his offense would be markedly different to what they ran last year. "It's a lot quicker," tig... more

Terron Beckham's journey to the NFL has hit a snag. The Jets opted not to sign Beckham, cousin to Giants wideout Odell Beckham, according to ESPN New York . Beckham, who re-discovered his love of football after spending time as a model and fitness... more

There are 49ers fans enthralled by the team's history, and 49ers fans fascinated by the offense new head coach Chip Kelly will run. And then there is the most unflappable core of San Francisco's fan base: Jarryd Hayne supporters. Franchise legend R... more

The Oakland Raiders are 12th team to ink their 2016 first-round draft pick. Safety Karl Joseph signed a four-year deal Monday, according to the team's official website . Though the terms of the deal were not immediately available, the pick in front... more

Eric Fisher came into his own this past season, and it earned him the security of a fifth-year option . The former No. 1 overall pick, who struggled over his first 30 games, had his best season in 2015 bouncing between three different positions.... more

New Dolphins coach Adam Gase is re-tooling his rookie camp this weekend in a way that might soon be copied by every other head coach in the NFL. His rookies won't be practicing. Per the Miami Herald , Gase will take the team's draft picks and... more

Today is the deadline for clubs to exercise the fifth-year option for players drafted in the first round back in 2013. As we've noted in the past, it was an interesting draft more known for its lack of talent up front than a list of no-brainer... more

Baylor long-snapper Jimmy Landes was more surprised than just about anyone that the Detroit Lions decided to spend a sixth-round pick on Baylor long-snapper Jimmy Landes. "I was very surprised," Landes told MLive.com . "I was expecting free agency,... more

April

The first and second round get almost all the attention in the draft, but Day 3 is where general managers earn their money and cement their status among the league's best talent evaluators. While this is the time to take your project picks, it's also... more

Searching for their heir-apparent to nose tackle Domata Peko, the Bengals snagged Baylor's Andrew Billings in the fourth round Saturday afternoon. Believed by some to have first-round talent, Billings fell due to questions about his effectiveness o... more

Back on Dec. 27, Ryan Fitzpatrick was leading the Jets to an overtime victory over the Patriots that would put New York within a game of the playoffs for the first time since 2010. Flash forward to April 30 and Fitzpatrick is still a free agent. Ge... more

There are years when the draft seems to line up perfectly for NFL teams round after round, and then there is the performance being put on by the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2016. After securing potential No. 1 pick Jalen Ramsey on night one, the Jaguar... more

Ohio State quarterback turned playmaking wide receiver Braxton Miller is now the newest member of the Houston Texans. After picking a wide receiver in round one, Bill O'Brien and company kept their foot on the gas, making the electric Miller the 8... more

Will Jared Goff be the opening day starter for the Los Angeles Rams? "He may start on Monday night," Fisher said of the Rams' Monday Night Football opener against the San Francisco 49ers in Santa Clara, California. "That's the goal. We understand... more

Perhaps no team was dealt a more significant draft day curveball than the New York Giants. Marc Ross, the team's vice president of player evaluation, told reporters that "it played out kind of like we thought it would," but we wonder how much of that... more

The 49ers had two opportunities to draft a quarterback on Thursday night but instead ended up with Oregon defensive end DeForest Buckner and, after trading back up into the first round, Stanford guard Joshua Garnett. While it will take years to... more

By way of the direct replacement theory, the Buffalo Bills were beyond thrilled to swap departed and disgruntled edge rusher Mario Williams for their first-round draft pick, Shaq Lawson. "Very few times that you can go into a draft and have a reall... more

As we approach the 2016 NFL Draft, many mock drafts -- especially the ones done by our talented experts here at NFL Media †-- are linking the New Orleans Saints to Louisville defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins . However, there are plenty linking the Sa... more

Out of all the high-profile franchise tag cases this spring, the least contentious seems to be between Super Bowl MVP Von Miller and the Denver Broncos -- and that is just the way Miller likes it. "My teammates know what type of teammate I am," he... more

The Eagles are not inclined to trade their presumptive starting quarterback Sam Bradford despite receiving a preliminary call from the Denver Broncos this week. Per NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport, the Broncos called the Eagles for a very basic... more

When the Giants traded for Eli Manning during a wild 2004 NFL Draft, general manager Ernie Accorsi did not hear from Chargers general manager A.J. Smith until there were seven minutes remaining for the Giants to make a pick. Seven minutes! Smith als... more

A day before the 2016 NFL Draft, 49ers general manager Trent Baalke isn't ruling out trading quarterback Colin Kaepernick and says the team has had no internal discussions about acquiring Sam Bradford. "I wouldn't say we are out there looking for i... more

The Jets were good enough last year to flirt with playoff contention and draw some talented free agents in the offseason. But now, incoming stars like Pro Bowl running back Matt Forte are wondering where the quarterback is. Ryan Fitzpatrick and the... more

Leading up to the 2005 NFL Draft, the San Francisco 49ers gave an edge to eventual No. 1 pick Alex Smith thanks to his humble nature and a litany of perceived flaws in Aaron Rodgers -- cockiness, arrogance and a goofy throwing motion among them. "T... more

Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh and defensive end Mario Williams were both absent from Tuesday's veteran minicamp, according to the Miami Herald, but it was Reshad Jones' absence that aroused some interest. Suh skipped voluntary worko... more

At some point, the New Orleans Saints will have to figure out a way to smooth out Drew Brees' $30 million cap hit for the 2016 season, and just about everyone involved in the process has suggested that will come in the form of a soon-to-be-completed... more

Redskins GM Scot McCloughan talked about the massive contract he handed out to cornerback Josh Norman on Monday, but also gave an update on an even bigger one in the works. The team and Kirk Cousins are still in talks on a long-term deal, McClougha... more

The headline on the Baltimore Ravens' official website really says it all: Dang, Trent Richardson Has Shed Some Serious Weight . The former No. 3 overall pick in the 2012 draft, who is starting anew with his fourth team this summer, will be coming... more

The U.S. Second Court of Appeals handed down a decision Monday morning that reinstates the four-game suspension of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady for his connection to deflated footballs used in the AFC Championship Game in January 2015.... more

Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman was potentially interested in signing a one-year "market value" deal with the Carolina Panthers at the last minute before general manager Dave Gettleman rescinded the club's franchise tag offer, the cornerba... more

All hail Tom Brady, the most quantifiably marketable player in the NFL. According to the NFLPA's year-end sales list, which combines "overall sales of all licensed products from online and traditional retail outlets," the Patriots quarterback has... more

The first Giants-Redskins matchup this year, which takes place on Sept. 25 this year at MetLife Stadium, will absolutely be about Josh Norman and Odell Beckham. Let's hear what Eli Manning has to say about the matter. "It's not going to be a batt... more

For the first time in Raiders franchise history, the team might sell out their season tickets. "We're excited as hell," Raiders owner Mark Davis said in telling the news to ESPN.com . "Again, we've got the greatest fans in the world. The Raider Nat... more

Robert Griffin III's work with renowned quarterback guru Tom House this offseason has led some to believe that we might be seeing more of the quarterback that blazed through his rookie season back in 2012. If nothing else, there is hope that he has... more

Washington cornerback Bashaud Breeland considered the news of Josh Norman's signing thoroughly over the past few days , but initially he couldn't help but take it to heart. "If I can be honest, I took it as disrespect," Breeland, a 2014 fourth-roun... more

Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht is attempting to top his draft from last year, which might not be easy considering 2015 yielded four all-rookie team players . "It would be fantastic if we could do that every year, but I think that'... more

The San Diego Chargers' running game woes in 2015 led to a sorrowful admission recently from last year's first-round pick, running back Melvin Gordon , even though it wasn't his fault. But general manager Tom Telesco isn't exactly pumping the brake... more

Brandon Browner didn't have to think twice when he found out the Seattle Seahawks were on the line to rescue his career . "That's pretty much a no-brainer where I wanted to go if I had the option," Browner told KIRO-AM in Seattle on Saturday .... more

Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman made a colossal decision this week to rescind Josh Norman's franchise tag offer, but does that mean Norman is done in Carolina? The answer is probably yes. Gettleman and Norman were too far apart on a potent... more

Sheldon Rankins remembers one moment in his life where he was undeniably in trouble. He was 6 years old back home in Atlanta, practicing wrestling moves he'd seen the week before on Monday Night Raw. He loved the tag team of Jeff and Matt Hardy, k... more

Wednesday's Eagles-Browns trade announcement meant a lot of things to a lot of people, but from the perspective of a Cleveland fan one thing is absolutely clear: Browns owner Jimmy Haslam is completely invested in a rebuild. He is allowing the... more

Don't worry, Dolphins. Ryan Tannehill is cool with you guys drafting another quarterback. "No, I wouldn't be offended at all," Tannehill said, via the Miami Herald . "That's the nature of the business. If you're not doing the job good enough then... more

For Super Bowl champions, this time of year is usually reserved to talk about one of two things: What it's like to play with a target on your back, or why no one seems to be giving you any respect. Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib is starting with the... more

Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford went through the ringer on Tuesday, doing his best to say he is not concerned about being traded or watching the Eagles move up in the draft to snag a quarterback. Among the responses: "I learned a long time ago to... more

Just a few hours before he introduced Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at a Buffalo-area rally on Monday night, Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan announced the Bills' new slogan: "All In." But did Ryan accidentally borrow a phrase tha... more

The chess match between the Jets and Ryan Fitzpatrick has been plodding to this point, with neither team scheduled to make any noise before the draft next week. But bringing in a potential replacement for a visit could reset the board pretty quickl... more

Andrew Luck's 2015 season was lost due to shoulder issues and a lacerated kidney that kept him out for nine games. But on the Colts' first day back Monday, he said he was ready to "roll around," despite not answering a question about on-field... more

J.J. Watt, a player who is great at being tough and working hard and subtly letting everyone know just how hard he is working and how tough he is, has scaled back his workout routine. What, you say? But what about all those 10:49 p.m. snap chats th... more

The New York Jets and Ryan Fitzpatrick are still far apart on a potential deal. Barring a massive alteration in general manager Mike Maccagnan's spending plan, a pact will not be reached before the NFL draft, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported... more

The Mark Sanchez comeback story has been written over and over in different forms since he was selected No. 5 overall in the 2009 NFL Draft. If nothing else, the veteran quarterback has been forced to become a politician of sorts, though it isn't r... more

One of the most consequential NFL trades of the last few years was hatched thanks to ... secret trips to the bathroom? According to Los Angeles Rams general manager Les Snead, his team shared an adjacent suite with the Titans at the scouting combin... more

The Bears have become the latest team to exercise a fifth-year option for a member of the 2013 draft class. The club guaranteed an additional year for Kyle Long, the No. 20 overall pick in the draft that year. Long, who made it to his third Pro Bow... more

As one of the top tight ends in this year's class, Jerell Adams found himself hearing the same thing repeated from NFL scouts during the pre-draft process: The two tight-end system is back, and teams are looking to make it stronger than ever. "I k... more

After 10 seasons, 147 games and 34.5 sacks, defensive end Jason Hatcher is retiring from the NFL. Hatcher's agent, Jordan Woy, made the announcement Friday on†on Twitter . Hatcher reached the Pro Bowl in 2013, his final year in Dallas, before spe... more

It's not good business to call yourself an NFL analyst and suggest a team's schedule is easy. There are no easy games in the NFL even if some teams have a gentle stretch here and there. Good teams are going to reach the playoffs. Bad teams, with few... more

While it is not easy to believe Rams general manager Les Snead when it comes to quarterbacks, he told reporters Thursday that he has an idea of who he wants to take at No. 1 overall in the draft but there are multiple players in mind. Rams coach Je... more

When the Rams trotted out the cadre of players they got from the Robert Griffin III trade for the opening coin toss against the Redskins back in 2014, it was meant to be a sign of what patience can provide, and how a savvy sell-high valuation of pick... more

In a stunning move that shakes up the top of the draft and almost ensures that the Rams will be starting a rookie quarterback in 2016, the Tennessee Titans traded the No. 1 pick in the 2016 NFL Draft to the Los Angeles Rams, both teams announced Thur... more

Before former Saints star Will Smith was shot and killed Saturday night, Smith's wife, Racquel, was shot once in each leg, according to the family's attorney, Peter Thomson. Per Thomson, who addressed reporters Wednesday at University Medical Hospi... more

Right or wrong, the Chip Kelly era in Philadelphia negatively framed the careers of a few veterans and promising young players. One of them in desperate need of a solid season elsewhere is Kiko Alonso, the former Defensive Rookie of the Year candid... more

The NFC South remains one of the most bizarre divisions in football. Every team has a franchise quarterback, and three of the four teams should have year-in, year-out playoff potential. But after a 2014 season where the Carolina Panthers won the divi... more

Back in November, Rams wide receiver Stedman Bailey was shot twice in the head -- a horrifying event that left him in intensive care for roughly a month. Since then, Rams head coach Jeff Fisher has maintained that any NFL future is secondary to a... more

Signing Vernon Davis was one of the more intriguing moves made by Washington this offseason -- especially if he is anything other than a contingency plan for Niles Paul. If you ask the Redskins' No. 1 tight end, Jordan Reed, he thinks there could b... more

Teams with returning head coaches can begin their offseason workouts on Monday. And if you ask Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib, Von Miller is going to be there. "I think that he's going to be there on (April) 18th," Talib told ESPN.com . "The last ti... more

After nine solid seasons in the NFL, former Jets and Chiefs defensive end Mike DeVito has announced his retirement. There was mutual interest between the 31 year old and the Chiefs for one more season, but in a heartfelt letter posted in the Bangor... more

Among the blind draft items in Peter King's latest†Monday Morning Quarterback column was this nugget on the San Francisco 49ers: "They want to trade Anthony Davis and Antoine Bethea." At first read, this is the kind of rumor that could send the C... more

Former Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel was spotted outside of The Nice Guy club in Hollywood this weekend, where he seemed to suggest he was living with Broncos star Von Miller. "I'm living out here with my guy Von Miller," Manziel told TMZ, via... more

The Giants were shopping for veteran linebacker help, and according to veteran Kelvin Sheppard, they are adding him for assistance. Excited to officially sign tomorrow an begin the next chapter of my career with the New York Football Giants!!!! #Bl... more

Donte Whitner was worried that his late release from Cleveland would jam up his chances of landing a fair deal in free agency. But at least he's getting some interest. The 30-year-old, three-time Pro Bowler is visiting with the Rams this week,... more

One of the best remaining offensive linemen in Cleveland is giving 2015 first-round pick Cam Erving a vote of confidence. "I think that is one thing is that he is a competitive kid and he wants to come in here and prove that he was a first-round dr... more

Tyrann Mathieu is a special player on the field. And according to one of his teammates, he has special healing powers off the field, too. "They're having to hold him back," Larry Fitzgerald said, via The Arizona Republic . "He heals like Wolverine.... more

The NFC South remains one of the most bizarre divisions in football. Every team has a franchise quarterback, and three of the four teams should have year-in, year-out playoff potential. But after a 2014 season where the Carolina Panthers won the divi... more

Hue Jackson despises the word "rebuild." In his mind, this means taking all available resources and discarding them. A rebuild means burning the forest down. A rebuild means accepting the fact that there will be losses. It means you must inherently t... more

March

There was a lingering possibility that former Giants head coach Tom Coughlin would re-join the organization this season in an advisory role, helping to grade personnel and ease the transition for new head coach Ben McAdoo. But in an interview Wedne... more

Searching for some versatility up front, the Lions have signed former Panthers, Vikings, Giants and Chiefs guard/tackle Geoff Schwartz, the team announced Wednesday. Excited to be the newest member of the @Lions ! It's a great opportunity! Healthy... more

The Seahawks, much to the dismay of their fans, have been relatively quiet along the offensive line in free agency this year. At the moment, they are either plugging Garry Gilliam or Bradley Sowell at left tackle, Patrick Lewis at center and Mark... more

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer had a solid, if under-the-radar free agency in 2016. The signing of former Bengals offensive tackle Andre Smith solidified a push by the team to get better up front in a hurry. It also revealed a trait Zimmer seems to like... more

Free agency isn't over, but the most perplexing and exciting moments are behind us. Teams have been downshifting toward draft preparation for quite some time, as the players remaining on the open market will not make or break a season (unless your na... more

In a move that highlights both the pitfalls of modern free agency and the breakneck pace at which general managers and coaches have to operate in order to better their teams, the Texans handed Brock Osweiler more than $70 million without an in-person... more

Stop the presses: Green Bay has ventured into the free-agent market. The Packers signed veteran tight end Jared Cook, the team announced on Monday. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported it's a one-year, $3.6 million contract, per two sources invo... more

Rex Ryan kept up a familiar bit at the NFL Annual Meeting in Boca Raton, Florida, last week, cheering on the exit of talented players from his division and lamenting those who decided to stay. When the conversation turned to Jets quarterback Ryan... more

Browns owner Jimmy Haslam has not overseen a winning team since his purchase of the franchise back in 2012. The Browns have only made the playoffs once since the expansion in 1999. So while the club creeps into those infamous corners of the record bo... more

Matt Forte is no longer a member of the Chicago Bears. It was a move that felt inevitable this offseason but was still emotional for the two-time Pro Bowler. That feeling turned a tad bitter when Forte was not offered a contract. He then watched as... more

New Miami Dolphins head coach Adam Gase has shown a surprising amount of fire during his first few months on the job . But that might help explain why he's so excited to work with wide receiver Jarvis Landry, who was one of the only consistent spark... more

Detroit Lions running back Ameer Abdullah was crowned the NFL's preseason darling in 2015, racking up 82 yards on just four carries per game. He averaged more than six yards per attempt, flashing the explosiveness that made him a second-round pick.... more

Signing with the Browns had to be an exciting moment for Robert Griffin III, who got a deal that can be worth as much as $22 million if he can recapture a glimpse of the player he was back in 2012. But Griffin learned from his time in Washington t... more

Robert Griffin III is heading to Cleveland. In a move that pairs the former offensive rookie of the year with a dynamic, offensive-minded head coach in Hue Jackson, the Browns have acquired one of the most perplexing talents of the last decade in a... more

Panthers head coach Ron Rivera is second-guessing a portion of his Super Bowl strategy. The coach agreed to a midnight curfew for the big week. It was a time that was suggested by the team's leadership core and respected veterans, but after a 24-10... more

The Patriots' acquisition of Martellus Bennett is one of the most enticing of free agency thus far, if only because we've seen how dominant New England's offense can be with a second receiving threat at tight end to pair with Rob Gronkowski. On... more

Chip Kelly seems like a man long separated from his first NFL coaching gig with the Philadelphia Eagles, but it was just a few months ago that he was game planning for the team's season-finale against the Giants when he was fired by owner Jeffrey Lur... more

After taking some time to digest what happened at the Super Bowl, Panthers head coach Ron Rivera is still defending the actions of quarterback Cam Newton at his postgame news conference. Newton, if you somehow forgot, wasn't very forthcoming after... more

Former Giants coach Tom Coughlin is still a recurring guest at the team's facility in East Rutherford, New Jersey, and new head coach Ben McAdoo says he's fine with it. "As long as Tom is around, he's a resource and we're going to welcome him," McA... more

In a move that will cause sweeping changes to NFL offensive strategy for the 2016 season and beyond, owners decided Tuesday at the NFL Annual Meeting to abolish any and all "chop" style blocks. It was a move met with immediate and resounding praise... more

The NFL is expected to pass a rule that will automatically eject a player who incurs two unsportsmanlike conduct fouls during the Annual League Meeting this week in Boca Raton, Florida. Steelers coach Mike Tomlin, who played in one of the most... more

Tyrod Taylor's representative, Adisa Bakari, came out with a strongly worded quote directed at the Bills this week in regards to a possible contract extension for Taylor ,†warning that "31 other teams that have watched and will be watching Tyrod."... more

Super Bowl MVP Von Miller has been just about everywhere except home following Denver's Super Bowl victory in February, including a stint on†Dancing With The Stars. And for head coach Gary Kubiak, that's just fine. "I'm a little different there... more

Last February, Rams general manager Les Snead said that "deleting" quarterback Sam Bradford was not the answer before dealing him to the Philadelphia Eagles for Nick Foles. This offseason, he is having trouble convincing people that the team is... more

The 49ers' biggest move in free agency thus far has been walked back a bit. Nose tackle Ian Williams signed a five-year, $27.5 million deal to keep him in the Bay Area through his prime, but that pact has been reduced to a one-year deal due to the... more

The Jaguars are making their relationship with consultant Monte Kiffin official. The 76-year-old godfather of "Tampa-2" and one of the most copied defensive signal-callers in recent NFL history, will be a defensive assistant with the team in 2016 .... more

The NFL hasn't shied away from expanding its reach overseas. The league is returning to Mexico City in 2016 and has been open about its aspirations to go above and beyond its second home in England. According to NFL Media's Albert Breer, that coul... more

Nothing the Lions do this offseason will fill the massive void created by Calvin Johnson's retirement, but the team is starting to tip their hand on what an offense without Megatron will look like in 2016. On Monday, that included signing former Je... more

As much as the Eagles' offseason has been about systematically ridding the organization of any trace of the Chip Kelly era, those inside the franchise insist it has just been good business. Maybe it can be both. "Listen, it's never been about Chi... more

In terms of acquiring players everyone has heard of at a good price, the Patriots have had one hell of an offseason -- and it might get even better. Former first-round pick Nick Fairley (2011, No. 13 overall) is visting with the Patriots at Monday'... more

New Eagles coach Doug Pederson has gone out of his way to insist that Sam Bradford will be the team's starting quarterback despite the fact that his executive team handed Chase Daniel a three-year, $21 million deal with $12 million in guarantees. The... more

Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan clearly subscribes to the theory that more draft picks means a better chance of striking gold. After coming out of the 2015 draft with 10 picks, he wants to up the ante in 2016. McCloughan recently told th... more

For the second time in three years, the New York Giants emerged as a big spender in free agency, doling out a lucrative contract for Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie in 2014 and a historically lucrative contract for Olivier Vernon in 2016. The team alread... more

The Browns became the second club to host former Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III and did so on a visit in Cleveland this weekend, according to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport. Though no signing is imminent, this is by far the most... more

The Jets are facing the real possibility that Ryan Fitzpatrick will play quarterback elsewhere in 2016 after one of the greatest single seasons at the position in Jets history. So who would players inside the locker room prefer if Fitzpatrick ended... more

Almost a year ago, Sarah Thomas became the NFL's first full-time female official. In August of 2015, the Jets replaced Rod Graves with Jacqueline Davidson. In January of this year, the Bills made Kathryn Smith the first full-time female coach. As a... more

Bills general manager Doug Whaley had an interesting sit down with Sirius XM on Friday following Jared Goff's pro day workouts in California, especially when he said that he'd have no hesitation in taking the quarterback at No. 19 if Goff was the hi... more

Overreacting is a systematic problem in Cleveland, and when it comes to the perception of the Browns around the NFL. The team employed a new front office strategy in order to deal with decades of dysfunction; one that is different from just about a... more

Peyton Manning was a fountain of old Colts stories on Friday, the day that owner Jim Irsay announced that the team would build a statue in his honor and retire Manning's No. 18 jersey. Some were funny, some were sad and some were about smoking cig... more

Peyton Manning is getting a statue. Just weeks after Manning announced his retirement from the NFL, Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay announced Friday that the team will begin construction on a Manning statue which will sit outside Lucas Oil Stad... more

The Packers are riding with the same stable of running backs in 2016. James Starks has re-signed with the club on a two-year, $6 million contract, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Friday, per a source informed of the deal. Starks, who recent... more

The 2015 Dallas Cowboys cautioned us against fawning over the limitless potential of dream team offensive lines, but the 2016 Raiders are causing us to fall in love again. The same can be said for Oakland's left tackle, Donald Penn, who surprised s... more

Alongside Demario Davis, safety Rahim Moore is one of the few notable signings by the new Browns regime and could provide a window into how the club is evaluating free agents under new executive VP Sashi Brown. At his peak in Denver, Moore was a to... more

Rex Ryan's first season in Buffalo has certainly caught the attention of the team's former players. Bills legend Thurman Thomas weighed in Thursday on Ryan, and what it will take for him to be successful during his tenure. "When you bring in a coac... more

Johnny Manziel, a freewheeling quarterback once thought to be the savior of Browns football in Cleveland, but who ended up succumbing to a litany of off-the-field problems that doomed his short tenure in the AFC North, was officially cut by the Brown... more

Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz is determined not to let a serious calf injury and torn patellar tendon keep him off the field. A source familiar with negotiations told Around The NFL that Cruz and the Giants have agreed on a paycut and restructur... more

Free agency is only hours old, which means it's the perfect time to overreact to what went down Wednesday given our lack of a big picture and knowledge of intended scheme fits, right? The Giants' record-breaking deal to acquire Olivier Vernon was th... more

Adam Jones has become synonymous with Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis and the city of Cincinnati, and the Bengals weren't prepared to let him go in free agency. Jones agreed to a three-year deal to remain at home on Wednesday, according to NFL Medi... more

The Rams are losing strength in their secondary this free agency period, but seem committed to bolstering the front seven. Mark Barron will remain with the team in L.A., agreeing to a five-year deal worth $45 million, according to NFL Media Insider... more

The Eagles are building their defense a different way, and signing safety Rodney McLeod will be big part of the change in philosophy. Per NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport, the former Rams safety got a five-year deal from the Eagles worth $37 million.... more

The Cowboys feel their defense is in a good place when Rolando McClain is playing middle linebacker. They made that clear on Wednesday, re-signing the former top-10 pick to a one-year deal worth $5 million, sources told NFL Media's Ian Rapoport and R... more

In what seems to be a puzzling push to gobble up aging pass rushers and let younger, more talented options go, the Dolphins have pulled their transition tag offer to Olivier Vernon, the team announced Wednesday morning. Vernon, 25, will immediately... more

Kirk Cousins lost a high-profile backup just a few days ago when the team released Robert Griffin III. But he gets to keep Colt McCoy in the quarterback room. NFL Media's Albert Breer reports McCoy will sign with the Redskins on a three-year deal.... more

The Chargers are adding a big-play weapon for Philip Rivers. Rand Getlin reported per a sourced informed of the negotiations, former Browns receiver Travis Benjamin will sign with the Chargers once deals become official Wednesday. The wideout agree... more

The 49ers are keeping one of their lone bright spots from 2015 on a big five-year deal. Per NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport, Ian Williams, one of the best 3-4 nose tackles in football last year, will remain in San Francisco. The former undrafted fre... more

The Giants have been moving quietly toward free agency with some of the most salary-cap space in the league, and after locking up Jason Pierre-Paul ,†they've moved on to the cornerback market. The Giants will officially sign cornerback Janoris Jenk... more

Wide receiver Mike Wallace's journey from underappreciated third-round pick in Pittsburgh to highly paid free-agent experiment in Miami to silent partner in Minnesota nearly came full circle on Tuesday. The team officially announced Wallace's relea... more

Jason Pierre-Paul is headed back to the Giants. Less than a year removed from a horrifying Fourth of July fireworks accident that left him without a right index finger and parts of other fingers on his right hand, Pierre-Paul returns to the place h... more

While Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffery awaits his chance to make a lot of money over a number of years, he has officially signed a document that guarantees him a lot of money this year alone. Jeffery signed his franchise tender Tuesday, according... more

The Raiders will make the first high-priced splash in free agency. NFL Media's Rand Getlin reported Tuesday the team will ink former guard/tackle Kelechi Osemele to a deal, per a source informed of the negotiations. Both sides have already agreed t... more

Steelers running back DeAngelo Williams picked a rather inopportune time to opine on Peyton Manning's final season in the NFL -- like the day Manning announced his retirement from the league after nearly 20 years. Look Peyton is a hall of fame qb w... more

Peyton Manning has been one of the most heavily commercialized athletes of our generation, so it never occurred to us that he might have a hard time stepping out into the real world upon retirement. But as Manning's father, Archie, said on Monday... more

While no one knows exactly what Rob Gronkowski was tweeting about in regards to his option being picked up on Monday -- a bit of paperwork that will lock up the tight end through the 2019 season -- it's safe to say he is well aware of what the market... more

The release of Robert Griffin III saved Washington almost $17 million against the salary cap on Monday, but they weren't done yet. The team also released defensive tackle Jason Hatcher and cut safeties Dashon Goldson and Jeron Johnson, the team... more

Want a running back? Give the Eagles a call. On top of a deal that's shipping out linebacker Kiko Alonso, cornerback Byron Maxwell and running back DeMarco Murray, the team is also letting other clubs know that Ryan Mathews is there for the takin... more

Playing for and being around John Elway meant a lot to Peyton Manning when he was checking out potential free-agent locations. On the day he retired, hearing some of Elway's comments probably meant even more. "Peyton Manning revolutionized the ga... more

Robert Griffin III fits Arian Foster fits After a season of complete silence in Washington, Robert Griffin III finds himself poised to become one of the most talked about free agents in the NFL this spring. Outwardly, he looks healthy and... more

Logan Mankins, a seven-time Pro Bowl guard known for his toughness and elite play up front, has decided to step away from the game. Mankins is retiring after 11 NFL seasons, 161 games and two conference titles, the Buccaneers announced Monday. The... more

The NFL has said goodbye to several high-profile future Hall of Famers over the past decade only to say hello again shortly thereafter. Retirements can be fickle, but what about Peyton Manning's? At least one of his closest friends doesn't think it... more

While some view impending free agent safety Eric Weddle as a high-cost, minimum-reward option in free agency this year, the 31-year-old three-time Pro Bowler wants teams to know that he's in it for the long haul. Weddle missed three games in 2015,... more

Though Patriots head coach Bill Belichick always coached the biggest thorn in Peyton Manning's side, he remained a paternal-type figure to the legendary quarterback up until the moment Manning decided to retire. Manning thought it was important eno... more

Cleveland Browns linebacker Armonty Bryant has been suspended for the first four games of the 2016 season for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances, the team announced Friday . The former seventh-round pick played in 14 gam... more

Packers wide receiver James Jones was proof last season that relationship and scheme familiarity are a huge part of what makes a successful football player. The 31-year-old, cut by the Raiders and then the Giants at the end of training camp in 2015... more

Cordy Glenn, who was designated with the Bills' non-exclusive franchise tag Tuesday, signed the tender on Friday, the team announced . Glenn's designation, which NFL Media's Albert Breer first reported, comes at a time when coach Rex Ryan and gener... more

Staring down a trio of wide receivers set to hit free agency, the Bengals have made their first signing. Brandon Tate inked a new deal Friday afternoon, according to a release sent out by the team. The 28-year-old, a former New England Patriots dra... more

Seahawks linebacker Bruce Irvin is set to see a generous payday as one of the top defensive players on the open market, especially if the deep-pocketed Jaguars are serious about reuniting him with coach Gus Bradley. Yet, Irvin is finding it hard to... more

TEAMS WITH MOST AMOUNT OF CAP SPACE TEAMS WITH LEAST AMOUNT OF CAP SPACE Having salary-cap space in the NFL does not mean what it used to, or what it continues to mean in other professional sports. The Collective Bargaining Agreement give... more

TEAMS WITH MOST AMOUNT OF CAP SPACE TEAMS WITH LEAST AMOUNT OF CAP SPACE It's always interesting to see how teams at the bottom of salary-cap space calculations fared the season before. It's also interesting to examine how their fortunes... more

The Texans have released one of the greatest players in franchise history. Arian Foster, the franchise's all-time leader in rushing yards, rushing touchdowns, yards per game and total scoring for a non-kicker, will no longer be on the roster, the t... more

Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul spent his Wednesday presenting a $20,000 check to the New York Presbyterian Hospital burn unit and visiting with survivors. While the news surrounding him for the next few months will be connected to free agen... more

The Cardinals are making a big move with a former first-round pick. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday the Cardinals have decided to move Jonathan Cooper, the former No. 7 overall pick, to center, according to a source informed of th... more

After a contentious 2015, the Falcons are moving on from Roddy White, the greatest receiver in franchise history. The team made an official announcement Wednesday afternoon. White was a first-round draft pick by the team in 2005 and went on to c... more

We're fairly certain Tahir Whitehead won't be purchasing anything from Athletic Cases anytime soon. The company, which seems to make cell phone cases that feature athletes and iconic moments in athletic history that revolve around the Apple icon on... more

Terrance "Pot Roast" Knighton opted for a one-year "prove-it" deal with the Redskins in free agency this past season following a disappointing emergence on the open market. After solidifying himself as a top nose tackle with the Broncos, he expected... more

Sam Bradford won't hit the market after all. The Eagles agreed to a short-term, two-year deal with their quarterback, the team announced on Tuesday just after the franchise tag deadline. Bradford was not under consideration for the tag. The contr... more

Josh Norman isn't going anywhere. The Panthers placed the franchise tag on their emerging star cornerback before Tuesday's deadline, the team announced. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport first reported the news. The Panthers will continue to work... more

We are in the business of comparing and contrasting, even if that sometimes means mashing together two entirely dissimilar players across different generations or positions. And sometimes, that can inform the questions we ask and the answers we get.... more

February

All signs point toward Junior Galette wanting to remain in Washington, including a recent change of agents. Per The Washington Post, Galette fired short-time representative Peter Schaffer , which will end up stalling talks with the Redskins while... more

Assuming Eric Berry stays in Kansas City on a new deal, safeties like George Iloka should shoot to the top of most free agent boards -- including the Detroit Lions. Per the Detroit Free Press, Iloka is expected to draw some heavy interest from the... more

The Patriots are without a first-round pick in this year's draft, but could they make some noise anyway? Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald recently brought up an interesting prospect : Trade backup Jimmy Garoppolo to a quarterback-needy team and... more

Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett has teamed up with Marshawn Lynch's agents, the same team that earned Lynch an extension before the 2015 season. And it looks like Bennett has a similar idea. Per NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport, Bennet... more

The Philadelphia Eagles are increasing their offer to Sam Bradford. The latest, via NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport: "The Eagles met with Sam Bradford's agent, Tom Condon, this week and increased their offer on a long-term deal. The goal would be... more

The Colts are moving on from perhaps their most inspirational player of 2015. The team has informed quarterback Matt Hasselbeck that he is not in their plans for next year, NFL Media columnist Michael Silver reported Sunday, per a source familiar w... more

Chiefs safety Eric Berry capped an improbably heroic comeback from Hodgkin lymphoma this past season, which concluded with another trip to the Pro Bowl. And one of the most remarkable aspects of his fight was the ability to continue working out thr... more

The Chargers have their highest draft pick in more than a decade, but they might not be intending to keep it. Per the U-T San Diego, citing a source familiar with the situation , the team is open to dealing the No. 3 overall pick. The move would no... more

San Francisco 49ers owner Jed York still thinks Colin Kaepernick can be a big part of the team moving forward. "All I can tell you is that the last conversation I had with Kap was a good conversation," York recnetly told The San Jose Mercury News .... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Jaguars general manager Dave Caldwell understands the business of free agency well enough by now: The best players normally don't make it there, and if they do, you need to ask 'Why?' The rest are probably going to be quick fixes and... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Mike Westhoff remembers a time when the NFL offseason circuit was alive. There, at the bar in Mobile, Alabama, during the Senior Bowl was Houston Oilers coach Bum Phillips singing with the band. It wasn't a drunken night out either... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Jaguars' optimism surrounding the 2016 season is buoyed by the feeling that they have two first-round draft picks. Dante Fowler, their No. 3 overall pick a year ago, missed his entire rookie season with a freak ACL injury he suffe... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Robert Griffin III aside, the buzz word for the 2016 Redskins is continuity. They will have largely the same coaching staff and, assuming they place the franchise tag on quarterback Kirk Cousins or lock him up on a long-term deal,... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Broncos will continue waitin' on Peyton. The future Hall of Famer is set to meet with Gary Kubiak this week, according to the Broncos' coach, but as of now Manning hasn't informed the team of his plans. Manning continues to keep... more

After 11 seasons, two Super Bowl wins, two Pro Bowls and 592 career catches, Steelers tight end Heath Miller has retired. The Steelers made an official announcement on Friday afternoon. Miller likely walks off the field and into consideration fo... more

The Vikings want Teddy Bridgewater to let it rip. "I think just the biggest thing that you want to see is maybe him letting it loose a little more," general manager Rick Spielman told reporters this week, via The Star-Tribune. "I don't want to call... more

Late February through August is quickly taking on a Groundhog Day effect in Minnesota. Each and every year, it seems like coaches and executives are asked the same question: Can we do more for Cordarrelle Patterson? "I leave that up to the coach... more

The Chicago Bears will be a team of change in 2016 and while the focus might be a continuing overhaul of John Fox's defense, don't be surprised to see some familiar faces gone on offense. Per NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport, it would be a surprise i... more

One of the cyclical aspects of being a Browns fan that makes tolerating the losses easier is the constant injection of hope from a new coaching staff -- mostly because a new staff is hired every year or two. This time of year, hope springs eternal... more

Who knew Eli Manning, one of the NFL's least celebratory players, had so many thoughts on celebrations? In a video posted to ESPN.com this week , Manning was asked about the sometimes-eccentric nature of star wideout Odell Beckham. Beckham has been... more

Could we see a Cardinals-Panthers rematch early next season? Cardinals president Michael Bidwill hopes so, especially after the Panthers interrupted arguably the best regular season in franchise history and trounced Arizona, 49-15, in the NFC... more

The NFL's cowboy literally rode off in style on Thursday morning. Jared Allen, a 12-year veteran with 136 career sacks, announced his retirement on Twitter in appropriate fashion -- atop a horse, presumably in the Minnesota wilderness he calls home... more

Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins thinks Sam Bradford can be a Super Bowl winning quarterback. "If you protect Sam and give him weapons to use," Jenkins said on Philly Sports Talk, via CSN Philly . "I think he can be one of those quarterbacks to win a... more

DEFENSE OFFENSE With free agency set to begin in just a few weeks, we'll all line up to declare winners and losers before the ink is dry on all the new deals. But time and time again, the teams who actually 'win' free agency are the ones... more

Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta isn't ready to give up just yet. "I definitely do want to be on the field playing football," Pitta told Glenn Clark Radio this past week, via the team's official site . "That's something that I really want to happen."... more

The NFL's iron man, James Harrison, plans on playing next year at age 38. "He's under contract for one more year," Bill Parise, Harrison's agent, told ESPN.com . "We plan to honor that." It shouldn't be a surprise, and sometimes we get caught up... more

DEFENSE OFFENSE With free agency set to begin in just a few weeks, we'll all line up to declare winners and losers before the ink is dry on the new deals. But time and time again, the teams who actually 'win' free agency are the ones look... more

The Jets are one of the few teams that will be watched closely through the exclusive negotiation period and franchise tag window in order to see what they'll do with star defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson -- a player that has been promised a new deal... more

Did the 2015 Denver Broncos have the best defense ever? Soon to be free-agent defensive tackle Malik Jackson stopped by NFL Total Access on Monday and was posed that very question just a little more than a week after his Broncos stomped the Caroli... more

Johnny Manziel is hanging out with...comedian Louie Anderson? Well, he did hang out with Anderson with one point -- just not this past weekend. Anderson posted a photo over the weekend of himself with Manziel, but the ex-Family Feud host told ES... more

The Texans think the arrow is pointing up on cornerback Kevin Johnson, their first-round draft pick from 2015. Johnson played almost 900 snaps in his rookie season, registering a pick, nine passes defensed and 47 tackles. Next season he hopes to do... more

Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski, one of the most automatic special teamers in the NFL, has moved on from the missed extra point against Denver in the AFC Championship game. "I've always been hard on myself whenever I have a bad game, especially... more

Just so everyone knows, Tarvaris Jackson is hitting the free agent market. The Seahawks' long-time backup plans to review his options instead of signing with the Seahawks before March 9, according to a report from 710 ESPN in Seattle . Jackson alle... more

How do you make Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith nervous? Throw him on the first tee of a Pro-Am at Pebble Beach. "Alex was saying that he was more nervous on the first tee than on any first snap of a football game," PGA tour pro Ben Martin, Smith's... more

Will Peyton Manning retire? It's a question that just about every member of the Denver Broncos has been asked awkwardly over the last few days, and a question that no one has been able to answer with any certainty. Guard Evan Mathis, who spent th... more

While the Broncos remain in the dark about their future at quarterback, there are some players like Ronnie Hillman vocalizing their support for Brock Osweiler -- not to start over Peyton Manning, but to be on the team regardless. Should Brock Oswei... more

The Bears opted not to negotiate with a very good veteran running back this offseason, and now teams will be lining up for the chance to speak with Matt Forte. Though the relationship did not end poorly after eight seasons, two Pro Bowls, 8,602 ru... more

Congratulations, Broncos. You've won the Super Bowl and now you have to pay to keep all of your best players. Like all good championship teams, there will be a purge from outsiders with money to spend in free agency. And linebacker Brandon Marshall... more

As the stadium arms race takes on new gusto, could the Buffalo Bills be the next in line to upgrade? The team unveiled $130 million worth of renovations back in 2014, though the bones of the stadium were constructed in the 1970s, leaving many to be... more

The Saints were once again hoping that they could go to the first national bank of Jahri Evans in order to save some money against the salary cap. This time, he declined and was released. "The Saints came to us for the second year in a row about... more

Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett brought some unexpected heat to the 2016 MTR Western Sports Star of the Year Awards on Wednesday night. As the winner, Bennett gave a speech and addressed the other finalists -- Seattle Sounders star Clint Dem... more

Will Teddy Bridgewater play better indoors? That's the theory from Vikings general manager Rick Spielman, who thinks that the move to brand new U.S. Bank Stadium will be an asset. "I think it's just in general, quarterbacks playing indoors (play... more

Owners of non-Super Bowl teams speaking in the weeks after the big game are almost always talking about why their team did not get there, and how they can the following season. Earlier this week, Texans owner Bob McNair said that the team had piece... more

Where will the Pro Bowl land in 2017? The NFL could be looking at a decision this spring. In response to an inquiry made by the Houston Chronicle -- Houston submitted a bid to host the Pro Bowl ahead of this year's Super Bowl, much like Phoenix did... more

The Titans' new offensive line coach, Russ Grimm, was a former Hog in Washington back in the days of John Riggins. But now, he hopes Tennessee can find their own nickname -- or play well enough to earn one. "I think they'll create their own... more

Former Bengals wide receiver Chad Johnson was ahead of his time for many reasons, but we did not think medical science was one of them. That was, until Johnson appeared on ESPN's Mike & Mike to talk about a remedy he used for nagging sprained ankl... more

Jarryd Hayne, the former National Rugby League star turned 49ers punt returner and swing back, wants to return to the NFL. "I like being out wide like a wide receiver. Running back's also very enjoyable as well," he said, via ESPN.com . "I think fo... more

If Peyton Manning planned on giving any thought to retirement, there hasn't been much time for him to do so since the Super Bowl without people telling him what he should do. Jokingly or not, that continued Wednesday night on The Tonight Show whe... more

The New York Giants will be a very different football team next season. In a massive roster purge Wednesday morning, the team released former starting left tackle Will Beatty and starting guard Geoff Schwartz. Starting middle linebacker Jon Beason... more

Mic'd up coaches and players competing in the Super Bowl provide us with some of the most emotional moments in sports. And then there's Wade Phillips. Amid the glitter-soaked aftermath of Super Bowl 50, we saw Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak huggi... more

Lost in the shuffle of recent comments made by Colts owner Jim Irsay about Peyton Manning and his hope that Manning will retire as a member of the Colts, were some pretty significant predictions for Andrew Luck's next contract. "It's going to be a... more

As Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson contemplates retirement, many around him are contemplating his legacy as a wide receiver. Johnson is currently sixth all-time among active receivers in terms of yards. He's third in touchdowns behind only Anton... more

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- This is what an offensive implosion sounds like. Panthers offensive coordinator Mike Shula sat down at an interview podium a little before 11 p.m. and began a guarded assessment of the evening, a 24-10 loss to the Denver Bro... more

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- As Panthers quarterback Cam Newton approached the interview podium following the Panthers' 24-10 loss to the Broncos in Super Bowl 50, he was being watched by a pair of friends fully aware of how disheartened he was. The lea... more

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Welcome to Super Bowl 50. Here in the south end of Levi's Stadium, we're prepping for a daylight Super Bowl here in beautiful California. Unlike the last time we needed to write a pre-game weather post -- The Broncos-Seahaw... more

The opinion among NFL media analysts was almost unanimous -- and so was the voting. The Chiefs found a lockdown corner in Marcus Peters -- their first-round pick (No. 18) out of the University of Washington. Defensive Rookie of Year voting Player... more

Offensive Rookie of the Year was much closer than the race on the defensive side of the ball and for good measure -- the NFL got an influx of exciting new talent in this past year's draft. Offensive Rookie of Year voting Player Position No. of vot... more

SAN FRANCISCO -- At this point last year, the NFL was in the throws of an investigation into the New England Patriots and their involvement in possibly using deflated footballs during the 2014 AFC Championship Game. Ted Wells was appointed as an... more

SAN FRANCISCO -- Could Patriots quarterback Tom Brady still be suspended? In less than a month, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit will hear the Tom Brady case, which was vacated by U.S. District Judge Richard Berman back on Sept. 3.... more

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- The first time Jared Allen entered the Carolina Panthers locker room in late September, defensive end Charles Johnson remembered him being in full cowboy regalia. Allen can often be seen rocking a 10-gallon hat and Fu-manchu musta... more

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- There is a temptation among special teams coordinators to deviate from simplicity. Their portion of the game is waning. If they're lucky, maybe a kick return and a small handful of punts that are toward the middle of the field.... more

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Ask Panthers cornerback Josh Norman who his greatest non-football hero is, and you get a mile-long stare. He squints his eyes and smiles. After four days of relentless rapid-fire questioning, he is gracious enough to even be think...