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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.


July

AFC North AFC West AFC South AFC East NFC East NFC North NFC West NFC South It might feel like the dog days of summer for football fans, but the 2017 campaign is rapidly coming down the pike. With training camps opening lat... more

The Bengals have not been shy about publicly discussing the immense effort they put into a pre-draft evaluation of eventual second-round pick Joe Mixon. The running back, shown on camera back in 2014 punching a female University of Oklahoma student... more

The most recent news on Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater was a continuance of the unknown, or as The Star Tribune put it at the end of June: "Maybe, just maybe, we will see Bridgewater make an astonishing comeback at some point this season."... more

AFC North AFC West AFC South AFC East NFC East NFC North NFC West NFC South It might feel like the dog days of summer for football fans, but the 2017 campaign is rapidly coming down the pike. With training camps opening lat... more

Fans of deadpan humor and mostly above average quarterback play in Chicago will not be the only ones who miss Jay Cutler as he pursues a career in broadcasting. Packers linebacker Clay Matthews, who has more sacks against Cutler than any other... more

Rookie quarterbacks pinball through their first season so rapidly that defining incremental progress is difficult. For Deshaun Watson in Houston, that means not really knowing when he's ready to start. In that way, having a coach be the ultimate... more

Long-time NFL quarterback Mark Brunell is living proof that a relentless, rigid Tom Coughlin regime can succeed in Jacksonville. Now, as Coughlin enters his first training camp as executive vice president, Brunell is expecting a tangible improvemen... more

With more than 10,000 rushing yards in his career and nearly 5,000 receiving yards, three-time Pro Bowl running back Warrick Dunn helped set the stage for this generation of dual-threat backs currently carving up the NFL. So in his mind, who is the... more

Before the summer break, Broncos head coach Vance Joseph said the battle between Paxton Lynch and Trevor Siemian was still even. From the perspective of wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders, it doesn't really matter which one takes home the opening day s... more

AFC North AFC West AFC South AFC East NFC East NFC North NFC West NFC South It might feel like the dog days of summer for football fans, but the 2017 campaign is rapidly coming down the pike. With training camps opening lat... more

Even with a few weeks left of summer break, some players can't stay away. While the luster has worn off publicized offseason voluntary workouts, glamorized by the Manning brothers during their spring passing sessions at Duke or then-Jets quarterba... more

The Kirk Cousins contract dilemma has puzzled many an analyst and team executive alike. Apparently, that bewilderment extends to at least one former teammate as well. "I don't know, man," Pierre Garcon said Monday on SiriusXM NFL Radio when asked i... more

A year after the level and severity of hits taken by quarterback Cam Newton became the season's underlying story in Carolina, the team is trying to change that narrative for 2017. Speaking on SiriusXM NFL Radio on Monday, Panthers coach Ron Rivera... more

Despite the 2016 rise of the Raiders, the Chiefs quietly won the AFC West last season and beat Oakland twice in the process. In each win the Chiefs put up at least 300 yards. Coming off a bye on Oct. 16, they topped 400 yards of total offense, logged... more

If there is a single player on the Giants who had a problem with Odell Beckham skipping offseason training activities, they have yet to speak up. On Monday, star defensive tackle Damon Harrison offered the strongest counterpunch in Beckham's favor... more

Leave it to Giants defensive tackle Damon "Snacks" Harrison to make the Eli Manning -LeBron James comparison we've all been waiting for. On Good Morning Football †on Monday, Harrison had just sidestepped a conversation about the NFL Network's†Top... more

There is an additional pressure on Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell as he approaches the negotiating table with exactly one week left to sign a long-term deal before playing the season under the franchise tag: A handful of other running backs are... more

How does a savvy veteran get a leg up on the playbook? If you're on the Giants, just FaceTime Eli Manning. Wideout Brandon Marshall posted a snippet of his conversation with the Giants quarterback Thursday -- a short clip that showed Marshall... more

The Arizona Cardinals will look quite different in 2017. Bruce Arians' unit was turned over more than any team in the NFL this offseason, according to a deep data dive done by Jason Fitzgerald at Over The Cap, a site devoted to salary-cap analysis... more

Bears legend Brian Urlacher, like current Bears quarterback Mike Glennon, was a little surprised by the selection of a quarterback at No. 2 in April's draft. "I don't know what the identity of the team is right now," Urlacher told CBS Radio, via th... more

The arrival of a $25 million per year quarterback came and went without much sticker shock from the rest of the NFL. But that also means the days of a $30 million per year quarterback aren't too far ahead. Oregon Live theorized that Tennessee Tit... more

Bears rookie quarterback Mitchell Trubisky says he is behind starter Mike Glennon "all the way." He made as much clear in an interview with SiriusXM NFL Radio last week . But what about the people calling the shots? Last week on NFL Total Access,... more

As training camp draws near, a 31-year-old cornerback with seven Pro Bowl nods still toils in plain sight without a team to call home. Darrelle Revis is currently working out in Florida, according to Bleacher Report . As was expected, the offset... more

June

Is there a second act for Brett Favre in the NFL? The Hall of Fame quarterback on Thursday was asked about a potential path into coaching or personnel. He said he was surprised at how quickly the competitive spirit flooded his psyche again when he... more

Derek Carr's robust contract ($25 million per year) has once again turned the spotlight on the NFL's most important position. But for almost two thirds of the league, the quarterback is not the best player on his own team. Here's a look at 19 teams... more

Derek Carr's robust contract ($25 million per year) has once again turned the spotlight on the NFL's most important position. But fo... more

NFL legend Bruce Smith has no doubt Browns No. 1 overall pick Myles Garrett will be successful. But he also knows there's a fine line between a good career and an unforgettable one. Smith wants to help with that. "He's going to be successful," Sm... more

Even with Tony Romo out of the building, Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott maintains he had a strong relationship with the departed franchise legend. "I mean, Tony did an amazing job of helping me out. I think that's what Tony realized is that, he... more

Packers tight end Martellus Bennett didn't take kindly to a segment on Good Morning Football back in early April when it was suggested he might be a downgrade from Jared Cook in Green Bay . Bennett further explained his stance on Wednesday. "I'm... more

Ravens standout linebacker Zach Orr announced Wednesday†his intention to return to the NFL on Good Morning Football† after he was forced to briefly retire due to a congenital spine condition . With his football career seemingly on the verge of being... more

For the latest non-update on Andrew Luck's shoulder rehab, we head to Indianapolis. "It's going really well, it's feeling better and better every week," Luck told reporters Tuesday following his Change The Play program camp for kids, via the... more

Before the Chicago Bears broke camp for the summer, one of their new receivers, Markus Wheaton, said the team boasts one of the more underrated receiving corps in football . While a player should believe that about his team, a lot of moving parts ne... more

Dallas Cowboys third-year cornerback Byron Jones isn't worried about being an elder statesman on a depleted defense with low expectations. That's mostly because he's high on a pair of players Dallas fans have yet to see on the field. On NFL †Tota... more

The Seahawks, Broncos, Vikings and Texans have cornered the dream team defense market for the past year or two, but the Patriots won't be far behind in 2017. The tandem of Stephon Gilmore and Malcolm Butler is up there with the best cornerback duo... more

The Falcons' embrace the suck strategy this offseason was brilliant because it anticipated the current media landscape so well. Every player was going to be asked about it, and every player needed to remain positive, humbled and resilient. Enter... more

The parting of ways between the Kansas City Chiefs and general manager John Dorsey last week shocked the football world . Inside the building, it also made some waves. "From a subjective opinion, I wasn't too pleased," Chiefs veteran linebacker T... more

New York Giants guard Justin Pugh thinks the Odell Beckham offseason mini-drama might have been unfair to the star wideout. "Odell, I've been with him for three, four years now. I know how he is," Pugh said on NFL Network's†Good Morning Football †o... more

New Chicago Bears wide receiver Markus Wheaton has faith in the unknown. "I think we definitely are underrated," Wheaton said of the Bears' receiving corps, via CSN Chicago . "We've come in and worked to get to where we wanna be. We will get there,... more

Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr said he doesn't care that his $25 million per year deal will be quickly surpassed by a handful of NFL quarterbacks with expiring contracts looking to top the market. His main concerns? Take care of his team a... more

Is Sammie Coates the odd man out in Pittsburgh? "It's going to be like that until we get to camp -- it's going to be a good fight," Coates told ESPN.com . "It's a great room, great guys. There will be competition all year." Coates looked to be tu... more

The New York Giants' steadfast support of Odell Beckham continues. Team co-owner and president John Mara told local radio station WFAN on Thursday that "I wish we had another dozen players like him." "He knows that he's got to mature and learn to... more

The Chiefs are making a change at general manager. On the same day they extended head coach Andy Reid, the club announced that they would "part ways" with John Dorsey, shocking the football world and throwing the near future of their already-thin... more

For those Raiders fans who believe money changes everything , you might want to read on. In the wake of Derek Carr's hefty five-year, $125 million deal signed Thursday , the NFL Research team did some digging. How have some other modern day quarter... more

The NFL's richest man now resides in Oakland. The Raiders reached a deal with Derek Carr on a five-year, $125 million extension with $40 million fully guaranteed, $70 million in total guarantees and a $12.5 million signing bonus, according to NFL... more

Here's a strange Super Bowl LI take from one member of the Atlanta Falcons: "I don't want to make this no competition thing with me and my quarterback. I'm just talking about from based off that [Super Bowl] game. Let's [say] it like this: if I wou... more

For NFL coaches, the summer break is a time for reflection. How might our season have gone differently if we had passed there instead of running the ball? If I had that call back, would I do it all over again? All teams have strengths and weakness... more

Derek Carr is not yet the richest player in NFL history. The Raiders quarterback is progressing toward a deal that could potentially make him the league's first $25 million man ,†as NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported earlier this month, but... more

Saints defensive end Cam Jordan has a little issue with the most recently revealed portion of NFL Network's Top 100 Players of 2017 list. While he was diplomatic toward Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott, who came in at No. 14, he was bewildered by... more

One of the side effects brought on by building for the future is that it's often synonymous with tanking. The Jets are believed to be positioning themselves for a Big Three quarterback in the 2018 draft based on recent veteran cuts, but that doesn't... more

Former Patriots and Chiefs offensive lineman Ryan O'Callaghan thought the part of his life he was hiding would eventually lead to his downfall. Thankfully, his story has a positive ending. O'Callaghan, who has been out of the league since 2011,... more

Packers defensive tackle Mike Daniels doesn't take kindly to cherry picked stats depicting his unit as weak. When told Green Bay had the league's 31st-ranked pass defense a year ago on NFL Total Access Monday night, Daniels responded with this:... more

On paper, there's no question the New York Giants should be harder to cover this year than last year. Odell Beckham should just now be rounding into his athletic peak, Brandon Marshall should represent a decent upgrade over the departed Victor Cruz a... more

The newest member of the Titans made the absolute best of a bad situation. Eric Decker was a late release by the woebegone Jets earlier this month, took one visit to his now-hometown Tennessee Titans in Nashville and signed a contract with a team... more

After missing out on the Jeremy Maclin sweepstakes, the Buffalo Bills had to go back to the drawing board at wide receiver. But is it possible they had an attractive option already on the roster? "I'll tell you the guy that's really stood out has... more

For most incoming rookies, it's safe to say that we cannot make a sound judgement before the pads come on. But for Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette, a 6-foot-1, 230-pound behemoth, that might ring especially true. "The first day in pads, it... more

Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff and head coach Dan Quinn have made a strong, public push this spring to emotionally distance the team from their heartbreaking Super Bowl collapse. And while their efforts have been more than commendable, so... more

The Redskins' new head of personnel has made his feelings clear about Kirk Cousins, and he wants the quarterback in Washington for the long haul. "In the worst way," senior vice president of player personnel Doug Williams told NFL Network's Steve W... more

One half of Jacksonville's promising young cornerback duo is on the mend. Jalen Ramsey went under the knife to repair what the team is calling a "core muscle injury that developed during organized team activities." According to NFL Network's Mike... more

The Devonta Freeman contract saga -- if one can call it that -- heads into the summer break without a resolution. Approaching the final year of his rookie deal, Freeman has been discussing, but not really demanding, a new deal since NFL Network's... more

Any Browns quarterbacks coach over the years should have earned some form of hazard pay. The man currently in the role, David Lee, is looking at a group of three potential starters (Cody Kessler, DeShone Kizer and Brock Osweiler ) and attempting to g... more

The Jets are heading into the break with a quarterback battle looming. That's what head coach Todd Bowles told NFL Network's Kimberly Jones on Thursday after the club's final mandatory minicamp practice. "I don't look at anybody as the frontrunne... more

For some NFL teams, summer is beginning a little early. The Texans and Rams both announced Wednesday night that they would be forgoing the final day of minicamp in order to give their players a jump start on the real offseason -- a month-long dead... more

Jordan Howard is looking to make the transition from one-year wonder to top-of-the-league running back. "I'm definitely trying to be the No. 1 rusher in the league this year," Howard told the Chicago Tribune †on Wednesday, just a few months after... more

Raiders kicker Sebastian Janikowski plans to hang around for a while. "Until they kick me out," he said, via CSN Bay Area . At 39, the former first-round pick has big plans for the autumn of his career, including a move to Las Vegas whenever the... more

Jared Goff is hoping an extra 10 pounds makes a difference. The second-year quarterback put on the weight this offseason during what he told ESPN.com was normal training. Goff did say, though, that adding weight during his time at Cal made him stro... more

Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles has the unenviable task of not only rebuilding his throwing mechanics this offseason, but also convincing those around him that it will be worth the wait. In a session with reporters in Jacksonville on Wednesday,... more

Vikings rookie Dalvin Cook came to the NFL after rewriting almost every significant rushing record at Florida State set by retired legend Warrick Dunn. Does he have his eye on some other iconic records at the next level -- perhaps the franchise mar... more

While Jets head coach Todd Bowles is not the person who should have to answer for the club's recent personnel purge, he was subjected to a pressing line of questioning pertaining to the current state of affairs. Why would the Jets be gutting vetera... more

Odell Beckham Jr. cleared the air on Tuesday. In his highly anticipated return to team-sanctioned activities, Beckham told reporters that he was not holding out during the team's voluntary minicamp or sending a message about a new contract. "I wa... more

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck has his marching orders for mandatory minicamp this week. "Just observe," Colts coach Chuck Pagano told reporters Tuesday, via The Indianapolis Star . Pagano added: "The next step is getting to the point... more

The Redskins' front office picture is becoming clear. Three months after firing former general manager Scot McCloughan, the club announced their new leadership structure Tuesday morning with franchise legend Doug Williams taking the lead personnel... more

Texans quarterback Tom Savage has the unenviable task of being the guy this spring and summer while simultaneously fending off a first-round pick in Deshaun Watson, for whom the organization traded up in the draft. The good news for Savage is that... more

Jeremy Maclin is headed to Baltimore. The 29-year-old Pro Bowl wide receiver made his choice between the Ravens and Bills on Monday, opting to join quarterback Joe Flacco and offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg on a two-year contract. Mornhinwe... more

With the quarterback market thinning out rapidly, the Saints jumped on a prospect they've always had an eye on. Former Giants fourth-round pick Ryan Nassib is expected to sign with New Orleans, according to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. The... more

For a second straight year, Packers veterans get to hit vacation mode early. Head coach Mike McCarthy announced the decision Monday, continuing a policy that excuses veterans with a certain level of experience from the team's mandatory minicamp. Th... more

Odell Beckham is back, as promised. The Giants wide receiver is at the team's East Rutherford facility to take a physical on the eve of Tuesday's mandatory minicamp, according to a source familiar with Beckham's schedule. Beckham's arrival at the Q... more

While it seems like Odell Beckham will be attending Giants mandatory minicamp this week, two other star players around the NFL are far less certain to do so. Franchise tagged Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell and Rams star defensive tackle Aaron... more

The return of Marshawn Lynch has been a lucrative one. The Raiders running back had the top selling jersey for the month of May, according to NFL Shop . Lynch edged out Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady, young Cowboys stars Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott... more

The Jeremy Maclin sweepstakes is nearing its end. The Pro Bowl wide receiver is expected to decide between the Ravens and Bills on Monday, according to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. The 29-year-old was a surprise cut by the Kansas City Chiefs... more

Detroit Lions left tackle Taylor Decker is looking at a lengthy recovery. The budding star offensive lineman underwent surgery for a torn labrum this week and received a recovery timetable of four to six months, a source informed of the situation t... more

A key piece of the Jaguars' offensive line is finally on his way. Doug Marrone told reporters Friday that Branden Albert, who came over via a trade from the Dolphins but held out of voluntary workouts in search of a new contract, promised the Jagua... more

Lions wideout Golden Tate is making his case for a new deal. I hope I'm one of the next ones to get extended..... big plays can come in all shapes and forms huh? https://t.co/Rsw1jBRPWU ‚?? Golden Tate (@ShowtimeTate) June 9, 2017 While the gr... more

Odell Beckham might be an enigma to the Giants right now, but new teammate Brandon Marshall seems to get it. "I have spoken to him, and I guess my message to him is just keep being awesome. Keep rockin' out," Marshall told TMZ.com . He added: "He... more

Colts owner Jim Irsay still expects at least two Super Bowls from Andrew Luck. According to the Indianapolis Star , the owner emphatically "doubled down" on his previous edict that foreshadowed more Super Bowls in the next decade or so than the Col... more

Could a Super Bowl win make Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer a Hall of Famer someday? Cardinals coach Bruce Arians thinks it would put him in the conversation. "Well, statistically, if you put a ring on his finger, he probably has a chance to... more

The Jeremy Maclin visit tour is in full swing. After visiting†Buffalo on Tuesday †and Wednesday , Maclin visited with the Ravens on Thursday, according to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo. The 29-year-old, who played with the Chiefs for the past two sea... more

Less than a month ago, Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians declared †receiver John Brown was back to looking like John Brown again. On Wednesday, he declared that Brown had a hamstring issue. NFL Network's Omar Ruiz said Arians broached the topi... more

Shareece Wright might want to check with his new employer to see if they expense transportation. The new Buffalo Bills cornerback posted on Twitter on Tuesday the details of an Uber trip he took from Chicago's O'Hare International Airport to 1 Bill... more

Earlier this week, former Patriot Donte' Stallworth told ESPN.com that the 2017 New England squad is deeper than the 2007 juggernaut -- the one that nearly completed an undefeated run through the entire season. While there is no Randy Moss, the dizz... more

The Giants' co-owner and top decision-maker wants Odell Beckham, Jr. to be in East Rutherford for a long time. Fan asks John Mara if #NYG talked long-term deal on @OBJ_3 . Not yet, but: "Obviously we want him to be a Giant for the rest of his care... more

After deciding to†move on from two of their best veteran players Tuesday, the New York Jets received this grim assessment from an executive of another team: From an NFL exec- "I think the Jets might have the worst roster I've seen in a decade."... more

The Jets have not been shy in aggressively parting ways with franchise legends over the past two years. Veteran linebacker David Harris is the latest cog in their 2009 and 2010 AFC title runs to fall by the wayside. The Jets released the 33-year-ol... more

How many wins was new head coach Adam Gase and a new culture worth to the Miami Dolphins last year? According to the team's assistant head coach Darren Rizzi, who has been with the Dolphins in some fashion since 2010, the new coach-culture combo le... more

One of the most prominent free agents left on the board has made a decision. Veteran pass rusher Elvis Dumervil signed with the San Francisco 49ers, the team confirmed Thursday. After much thought & prayer I have decided to join the @49ers ! I lo... more

The Panthers are down a starting cornerback for at least a month. James Bradberry , the team's 2016 second-round pick, suffered a wrist fracture that will put him in a cast for six weeks.Despite the injury, Bradberry was back on the field at organ... more

Despite the selection of Leonard Fournette in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft, Jaguars running back Chris Ivory doesn't see any writing on the wall. "One thing about it, people and everybody are going to have their opinions," Ivory said, via... more

With a noticeable amount of high-profile players opting out of voluntary workouts this spring, the Dallas Cowboys are lauding their near perfect attendance. According to ESPN.com , "during the two sessions open to the media so far, every player has... more

Panthers first-round pick Christian McCaffrey has yet to really take the field in Carolina, but Luke Kuechly is already signing up other linebackers to cover him during practice. "He's going to be a nightmare for us," Kuechly told the Charlotte Obs... more

Cortez Kennedy will be with the Seahawks in spirit all season long. On Friday, the club decided to make the No. 96 helmet decal -- Kennedy's number throughout his 11-year Hall of Fame career with the Seahawks -- a permanent fixture for 2017. Seattl... more

Whether or not Seattle Seahawks players and coaches agree with ESPN's recent deep dive into their team's post-Super Bowl loss psyche , the piece started a lot of conversations about one of the NFL's best teams. Warren Moon, a team radio broadcaster... more

The last time we heard from Johnny Manziel in a serious football sense -- and not just for "distracting" Odell Beckham -- was when NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported in March the Saints were potentially interested in the former first-round p... more

Redskins linebacker Zach Brown is out on a revenge tour this season. "I'll make other head coaches pay for not drafting me or picking me up," Brown, who signed a one-year deal worth up to $4.65 million back in April, told ESPN's John Keim . "I feel... more

At one spot defensively, Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano feels way ahead of the curve. "Our defensive line, the way we're set up, I'm talking about our three interior guys, our nose, our three and our five technique, I feel like we're ah... more

After drafting safeties with their first- and second-round picks this year, the Jets no longer had a need for 2014 first-rounder Calvin Pryor. The depth and change in defensive direction allowed for Thursday's trade, which sent Pryor to the Clevela... more

May

A little more than a week ago, I wrote a post exploring whether the Browns would actually keep Brock Osweiler as their third quarterback. But life comes at you fast. On Wednesday, Browns head coach Hue Jackson talked up the former Texans divorce... more

Even a Christian Hackenberg hype piece doesn't sound like a hype piece. A New York Post column from Wednesday features a quote from Sheldon Richardson saying that the much maligned former second-round pick has a "cannon" for an arm. Unfortunately,... more

Former second-round pick Austin Seferian-Jenkins has been turning heads at Jets organized team activities thanks to his significant weight loss and renewed focus. His secret? "I just quit drinking and quit eating McDonald's when I was hammered,"... more

Fulfilling great expectations requires great accountability. That's why Jaguars linebacker Telvin Smith is already speaking out in camp. "With the players that we have I just think as a team we should be further than we are," Smith said, via ESPN's... more

Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart does not seem concerned about the presence of a highly drafted rookie who happens to play the same position as he does. "Stop talking about that. Who cares?" Stewart said Tuesday to ESPN.com on whether... more

Two years ago, Gary Barnidge was a 1,000-yard tight end worthy of a three-year contract extension. This spring, he's in the middle of a process roundly known and disliked by former productive veterans: Waiting out the rest of the NFL for another cr... more

Last year, the thought of pairing Drew Brees with former second-round pick Coby Fleener was enough to generate the latest round of what-if hype for the Saints' offense. After 50 catches on 81 targets for 631 yards and three touchdowns, expectation... more

Like a good cereal box decoder ring, the Tony Romo "retirement" from the NFL is a mysterious gift that keeps on giving. Earlier this month, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said the team had "no succinct plans" for a Romo retirement ceremony at this poin... more

In a few sentences, Giants co-owner John Mara might have perfectly summed up the Colin Kaepernick situation from a team's perspective. The former 49ers quarterback, who made headlines around the world for his decision to kneel during the national a... more

Even as a 30-year-old speed receiver, DeSean Jackson is still turning heads. "I mean, how old is he?" Bucs wideout Adam Humphries told Pewter Report . "He runs so smooth, take the ball he caught [deep ball over Vernon Hargreaves last week], he make... more

Vikings running back Jerick McKinnon is ready to take on Latavius Murray and Dalvin Cook. "Don't count me out," McKinnon told the St. Paul Pioneer Press . "That's always my goal [to start]. I'm competitive. I think it will be a good way to evaluate... more

For football fans in the spring, anything is possible. For Eagles fans in the spring, that means believing in the arrival of 2015 first-round pick Nelson Agholor. In two seasons, Agholor has 59 catches for 648 yards and three touchdowns. One of t... more

Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer will be back in Minnesota next weekend, and hopes to start coaching soon after. He told reporters as much on Friday, saying that he has a doctor's appointment on June 5 where he hopes to receive a clean bill of health... more

Former Eagles and 49ers coach Chip Kelly has resurfaced in a surprising, non-coaching role. According to ESPN, Kelly will be a studio analyst for the sports network, mainly on ESPN2 for "college football pregames, halftimes and studio wraps each... more

When given the forum, new Giants receiver Brandon Marshall on Thursday once again decided not to fan the fire started by former Jets teammate Sheldon Richardson. Richardson called out Marshall indirectly during a session with reporters earlier this... more

In one of the most predictable offseason updates thus far, Steelers rookie first-round pick T.J. Watt appears ahead of the curve, described by the team's official site as "about as focused a rookie as you will ever see." "You have to be smart about... more

Buccaneers running back Doug Martin is ready to turn the page. While he's still suspended for violating the league's policy on substances of abuse , Martin is back at offseason training activities. On Thursday, he met with reporters for the first t... more

Free-agent wide receiver Victor Cruz did not get the ball much over the second half of the 2016 season because the Giants didn't want him to have a good year, therefore making Cruz easier to release at season's end. That's the theory Cruz cooked up... more

The city of Nashville is currently engulfed in Predators fever. Amid the hockey team's quest for its first Stanley Cup win, Titans tight end Delanie Walker is paying close attention to how his hometown treats a winner. Might the football team be ne... more

Whether Dolphins tight end Julius Thomas arrived in Miami a better player or not remains to be seen. But he knows he's coming to his new team as a better person. "I became a much, much better person in the last two years," Thomas said, via ESPN.com... more

As the Denver Broncos approach training camp, one of their greatest assets remains on an expiring contract. John Elway, the general manager and executive vice president, is still working on a new deal but told The Associated Press this week that he... more

A taxing, 6-6 tie between the Seahawks and Cardinals in late October last year served as one of the stronger arguments in favor of a shorter 10-minute overtime period. As Cardinals coach Bruce Arians told the team's website Wednesday , the team wasn'... more

For the first time since being traded to the Cleveland Browns, quarterback Brock Osweiler offered some extended comments about the strange situation he finds himself in. After telling NFL Network's Steve Wyche two months ago that he has "no news"... more

Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott did not practice Tuesday or Wednesday after he suffered a head injury in a "minor car accident" on Sunday night, the team announced. Elliott worked off to the side of practice Wednesday as a precaution, NFL Netw... more

While the regular season is still months away, the on-paper prognostication season is in full swing. Following free agency and the draft, the power structure in a few divisions might have changed significantly. That's why we're here to re-rank the... more

Cyrus Kouandjio's time in Buffalo is over. A month after the 2014 second-round pick was found "undressed in a field" in Elma, New York , Kouandjio finds himself on the free-agent market. Kouandjio started five games for the Bills last season and... more

The Atlanta Falcons decided to replace one of the best offensive coordinators in franchise history with a bit of a wild card this offseason. Surprising the football world, they tapped former USC and University of Washington head coach Steve Sarkisi... more

Is the Chargers' No. 7 overall pick Mike Williams already behind the eight ball? Head coach Anthony Lynn sounded a tiny bit concerned about his first ever first-round pick in Los Angeles, who injured his back two weeks ago and still remains sideli... more

Medical tents will be a permanent fixture on NFL sidelines this season. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced the development at the Spring League Meeting on Tuesday, a few months after the small, mobile units gained popularity at the college le... more

Embattled Jets defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson had a chance to make 2017 a clean slate between himself and an organization that was, up until a few weeks ago, trying to trade him. Instead, he used one of his first public speaking opportunities... more

In a move that improves chances for roster longshots but also intensifies a frantic, end-of-preseason period for head coaches and general managers, NFL owners on Tuesday voted to eliminate the first cut-down period forcing teams to trim their roster... more

The closer we get to training camp, the closer the Browns get to confronting a very real question: What are they going to do with Brock Osweiler? Despite the sentiment that Osweiler's experience as a sometimes-above-replacement-level starter in the... more

Former Buffalo Bills general manager Doug Whaley didn't take any parting shots on his way out. In an interview with Sirius XM on Monday, the long-time Bills executive said that he enjoyed his brief stint working with new head coach Sean McDermott a... more

Calvin Johnson is not salty about his relationship with the Lions, but that doesn't mean he enjoys talking about the franchise he spent nearly a decade with before retiring. Johnson spoke about his relationship with the franchise this past weekend... more

Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer is taking a short recovery break on the eve of Tuesday's offseason training activities. The team announced Zimmer's leave of absence on Monday. Zimmer had an eighth eye surgery recently, according to the club. He init... more

The dogfight for offseason practice repetitions is real in the NFL, which is why the Rams are hoping to make the best of a bad situation. Without Tavon Austin (wrist) this spring, two of the team's rookie wideouts -- Cooper Kupp and Josh Reynolds -... more

Terrell Owens has another lobbyist in his corner for a Hall of Fame bid -- and he's one of the most respected receivers in recent NFL history. Calvin Johnson told the Detroit Free Press this weekend that the mercurial Owens , twice boxed out of the... more

Don Yee, the agent for Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, said on Friday that his client was not diagnosed with a concussion during the 2016 season, but thanked those around Brady for staying concerned about his well-being. "Tom was not diagnosed with... more

Former Bills head coach Rex Ryan never got to see his final second-round pick, Reggie Ragland, take the field in a regular season game thanks to an early August ACL tear. Now Ragland, who was cleared by the team's medical staff a little more than a... more

The opening of the new joint Rams and Chargers stadium in Inglewood, Calif., has been delayed until 2020. Both clubs confirmed the one-year push back on Thursday, releasing statements that cited an unexpected amount of rainfall for a delay in... more

Alex Smith continues to be a blessing for the Kansas City Chiefs. When addressing successor Patrick Mahomes on Wednesday, Smith told reporters that he understands the business quite well -- enough to know that the writing may be on the wall if he... more

Before Rams head coach Sean McVay was an NFL wunderkind, he was a deviously effective high school triple option quarterback in Georgia. ESPN.com has video , which shows the bantam teenager whipping around the edge and turning himself upfield. McVay... more

The NFL on Wednesday responded to comments made by Gisele Bundchen , the wife of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, who said earlier in the day on CBS This Morning that her husband had a concussion last year and that "he has concussions pretty much. We... more

Falcons running back Devonta Freeman has lofty financial expectations from general manager Thomas Dimitroff. "I want to be the best," Freeman told ESPN.com . "I want to be elite paid. Whatever that is, that's where I want to be -- straight up." H... more

Lions tight end Eric Ebron made one thing clear on Tuesday when speaking to reporters : He will never buy the $495 basketball sneakers created by washed-up former collegiate basketball reserve, NFL practice squad player and over-active sports dad LaV... more

Should safety Tre Boston end up playing well for the Los Angeles Chargers this season, the team has a random man at a gas station to thank. Boston, who was deciding between the Chargers, Bills and Steelers in free agency, told reporters the wild st... more

With each passing offseason, the Broncos seemed content to allow some of their best defensive linemen and pass rushers retire or depart in free agency without much of a fight. And in each instance, they have placed more faith and trust in Derek Wol... more

Falcons running back Devonta Freeman wants to establish himself as less of a defender-friendly running back in 2017. "Little things like breaking arm tackles," Freeman told reporters Tuesday when talking about what he needs to improve on. "Running... more

Redskins head coach Jay Gruden is almost certainly tired of examining life beyond 2017, especially because there's a real chance the future does not contain twice-franchised quarterback Kirk Cousins. On Monday, he verbalized those thoughts for what... more

One Bengals rookie is doing his best to fight back against the perception that he's injury prone. First round receiver John Ross, who had meniscus surgery and ACL surgery in 2015 and labrum surgery this past March, has grown tired of defending hims... more

New Denver Broncos head coach Vance Joseph will let summer competition determine the team's pecking order at running back. "Absolutely. I mean, every position on our football team is going to be competitive and that's the way you want it every year... more

New Bills general manager Brandon Beane doesn't seem to imagine a scenario where he'd need to use it, but he does have final say over the team's 53-man roster. Team owner Terry Pegula confirmed what NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport noted a few days... more

Can Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott be an even larger part of Dallas' offense in 2017? According to ESPN.com , that is the hope of team owner Jerry Jones. Jones is guessing his star running back will be more involved in the passing game after... more

Another day, another under-the-radar value extension for the New England Patriots. According to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, the team and center David Andrews have agreed to a three-year extension, bypassing Andrews' restricted free agency yea... more

Given the frequency and varying weight of offseason reports, most teams let news about themselves go by unaddressed. On Thursday, the 49ers wanted to put an end to a report that they might be interested in trading star linebacker NaVorro Bowman.... more

The Eagles' boom or bust additions at wide receiver this offseason have left many wondering whether Philadelphia can make the Doug Pederson offense come to life in its intended form. Count versatile tight end Trey Burton among those who have high... more

Tony Romo conspiracy theorists, it's time to don your tin foil hats. Sports business industry types, it's time to pick up a pen and paper and take some notes. Dallas owner Jerry Jones was asked this week when he'll have a DeMarcus Ware-type farewel... more

The Panthers gambled on Julius Peppers' continued age-defying ability when they signed him to a one-year deal in March . After a few workouts, they believe the 37-year-old looks just as good as the last time he was in Carolina -- back in 2009. "J... more

Michael Floyd's short foray into unemployment has ended. The maligned former first-round pick signed with the Minnesota Vikings after a quiet free agency, the team announced Wednesday. Floyd, 27, most recently played with the New England Patriots.... more

Mothers, don't let your children grow up to be NFL scouts. On Good Morning Football on Wednesday, Titans general manager Jon Robinson heaped praise on first-round pick Corey Davis, saying that the 6-foot-2 Central Michigan standout "had just one... more

The NFL has a new team atop their officiating department. Alberto Riveron was named the senior vice president of officiating, the league announced Wednesday morning, filling the role vacated by former officiating head Dean Blandino. Russell Yurk,... more

Will the New York Jets win at least six games this coming season? Defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson certainly thinks so. "The team will definitely be positive and do more things better than we did last year," Wilkerson said Tuesday, via NJ.com . "I... more

While Tony Romo prepares for a career in broadcasting, the Dallas Cowboys are preparing their locker room to hear a new, unifying voice from the quarterback position. "Dak [Prescott ] has earned that," Cowboys tight end Jason Witten told The Dalla... more

While the Chiefs seem intent on waiting at least a year to debut 2017 first-round pick Patrick Mahomes in live, regular-season action, the Kansas City Star dropped an interesting nugget about the rookie's relationship with head coach Andy Reid during... more

In just one interview as a professional broadcaster, former Bears quarterback Jay Cutler showed he wasn't going to be afraid to weigh in on the people and culture he recently left behind . On Tuesday, Cutler's future play-by-play partner at FOX, Ke... more

What is former Jets quarterback Mike Vick's take on the team's 2017 season? "Man, good luck," he told NJ.com , reportedly amid laughter. "I don't even know who the quarterback is going to be. Good luck. I know there are three of them." Vick, hims... more

Among the top-tier running backs in this year's draft class, Florida State standout Dalvin Cook represented the great unknown. Asking a position coach this time of year for clarity is often unreliable. Relentless optimism underscores the period bet... more

Everyone in Houston is super excited about the Tom Savage era. Especially Tom Savage. "I'm super ready," Savage said Monday, via the Houston Chronicle . "It's going to be a battle. I can't tell you how excited I am." Added J.J. Watt, an unofficia... more

So far, the Chiefs and Alex Smith remain simpatico following the club's decision to trade up and draft Smith's eventual successor. Smith maintained during the draft process that the Chiefs were transparent. On Monday, the team's general manager rev... more

Life is all about who you know, and thankfully for Dolphins tight end Julius Thomas, he knows Peyton Manning. According to the Palm Beach Post , before trading for Thomas this offseason, offensive coordinator Clyde Christensen picked up the phone a... more

After building some momentum offensively this offseason with the signing of veterans like Adrian Peterson and Ted Ginn, Jr., the New Orleans Saints just took a major step backward. Starting center Max Unger recently underwent surgery on an injured... more

Have you ever wanted to own previously-worn athleisure items that were sweated upon and laundered by a one-time Pro Bowler? Well, residents of De Pere, Wisconsin, welcome to your halcyon days. Former Packers running back Eddie Lacy is kicking off... more

After graduating college, I cannot remember calling anyone "sir" without the intent of sarcasm, but football is a sport full of faux formalities and strange power structures which might explain why new Giants quarterback Davis Webb found himself in a... more

AFC East NFC East AFC West NFC West AFC North NFC North AFC South NFC South Former NFL player/scout Bucky Brooks and Around The NFL's Conor Orr are performing a division-by-division assessment of the 2017 NFL Draft, spotlig... more

Look out, CBS. FOX now has a new quarterback in its arsenal, too. The network is inking former Bears quarterback Jay Cutler to a broadcasting deal, according to Good Morning Football 's Peter Schrager. NFL Network's Mike Garafolo first reported Cut... more

Bears guard Kyle Long said his first thought when the Bears drafted quarterback Mitch Trubisky was what he was going to say to current supposed starter Mike Glennon. Long told the Chicago Sun-Times that he settled on this: "I saw Glennon, and I... more

Most football players recovering from injuries feel fine this time of year -- three months before any sort of live contact situation. Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota, who broke his leg at the end of the 2016 season and underwent surgery at the end... more

A good portion of the Falcons' brain trust came from the New England Patriots' management tree -- an underrated subplot to last year's crushing Super Bowl defeat. While general managers have less to do with week-to-week competition, Falcons general... more

AFC East NFC East AFC West NFC West AFC North NFC North AFC South NFC South Former NFL player/scout Bucky Brooks and Around The NFL's Conor Orr are performing a division-by-division assessment of the 2017 NFL Draft, spotlig... more

Ben Roethlisberger's thoughts of retirement haven't scared many around the Steelers yet. In fact, one of his long-time offensive linemen doesn't think he should be considering it at all. "Not yet from my perspective, man," Steelers guard Ramon Fost... more

Forgive Oakland Raiders fans who are perhaps the least bit curious if their new star running back, who retired on a whim two years ago via Instagram during Super Bowl 50, is 100 percent on board with his latest foray in the NFL. Worry not, Raiders... more

AFC East NFC East AFC West NFC West AFC North NFC North AFC South NFC South Former NFL player/scout Bucky Brooks and Around The NFL's Conor Orr are performing a division-by-division assessment of the 2017 NFL Draft, spotlig... more

Could we be seeing a Jed York-Jim Harbaugh reunion anytime soon? Almost certainly not with the 49ers -- York has made clear his infatuation with new head coach-general manager duo Kyle Shanahan and John Lynch. But perhaps at the dinner table over... more

Undersized and overmatched, Justin Forsett had plenty of reasons to give up on becoming a full-time NFL starter. He was drafted and cut by the Seahawks, signed and cut by the Colts and re-signed by the Seahawks before seeing his contract expire. Shor... more

Still riding a post-draft high from this past weekend, San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York appeared on Good Morning Football †on Wednesday and lauded the working relationship of his new power structure atop football operations. The embattled executive... more

For the first time in his ownership tenure with the Jets, Woody Johnson is green-lighting a youth movement. "If you want to go to the promised land, you have to go in a certain direction," Johnson told ESPN Radio on Tuesday . "I think this is a... more

Adrian Peterson is a member of the Saints now. Needless to say, he's relentlessly optimistic about the prospect of working with Drew Brees, he's fine with splitting carries and his knee gives him no pain. Such is life during the pre-preseason; the... more

The Browns started the offseason professing their faith in 2016 third-round pick Cody Kessler, and it seems as though they might just go into Week 1 with Kessler as their starting quarterback. Executive vice president Sashi Brown said in a radio... more

Tampa Bay general manager Jason Licht is garnering praise for the assembly of this current Bucs roster which, on paper, seems to give the franchise the best chance of returning to the playoffs for the first time since 2007. But as he's learned in a... more

AFC East NFC East AFC West NFC West AFC North NFC North AFC South NFC South Former NFL player/scout Bucky Brooks and Around The NFL's Conor Orr are performing a division-by-division assessment of the 2017 NFL Draft, spotlig... more

After using their first two picks in the 2017 NFL Draft on safeties, the Jets have opted not to pick up the fifth-year option on former first-rounder Calvin Pryor, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday. This is not a surprise given that... more

Since drafting first-round safety Jabrill Peppers, the Browns have attempted to answer the question that no other team could: How will he be used? "He's football player, a very dynamic player," Browns head coach Hue Jackson said, via the team's off... more

With 48 hours left until the deadline, the Jacksonville Jaguars finally decided to exercise the fifth-year option on quarterback Blake Bortles, the club announced on Monday morning. "This is a smart business decision for the team for several reason... more

Both the Browns and Titans seemed to come out of the 2017 NFL Draft with considerable value. They were stocked with additional ammo thanks to blockbuster trades for the No. 1 and No. 2 overall picks last year. Both teams will be historically behold... more

Just two days ahead of the fifth-year option deadline, the Dolphins have made clear their plans to stick with offensive tackle Ja'Wuan James. The Dolphins picked up James' fifth-year contract option †Monday. James, 24, started all 16 games at right... more

April

After every household name disappears off the draft board -- an occurrence that usually happens somewhere after round three for the casual football fan -- we tend to think the rest of the picks don't matter. Of course, we're reminded how untrue that... more

Though he was not selected until the back end of the 2017 NFL Draft, Michigan tight end Jake Butt will find himself in an offense perfectly suited to his skills. The Denver Broncos selected Butt with the first pick of Saturday's fifth round, No. 14... more

A day after it was revealed that the Redskins were trying to deal running back Matt Jones , the Redskins took a running back early in the fourth round of the 2017 NFL Draft. With the 114th overall pick, Washington took Oklahoma's Samaje Perine , a... more

The Patriots and Brandin Cooks are settling in together just fine. New England on Saturday exercised Cooks' fifth-year option, a source informed of the situation told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. The 2014 first-round pick was traded to New En... more

Upon selecting quarterback Ryan Nassib a few years ago in the fourth round, Giants general manager Jerry Reese said he hoped Nassib would never have to take a snap. He didn't, and Eli Manning's emergency backup moved on. That led to the selection... more

The first drafted quarterback of the John Lynch-Kyle Shanahan era is now official. The 49ers selected Iowa quarterback C.J. Beathard with the 104th pick late Friday night. The grandson of Super Bowl winning general manager Bobby Beathard, C.J. thr... more

The Giants went into the 2017 draft flirting with the possibility of drafting Eli Manning's successor. For now, it seems like they'll settle for a developmental backup to compete for a spot behind the NFL's iron man quarterback. California quarte... more

The return of Martavis Bryant from suspension could be looked at as a draft pick in itself. But the Steelers weren't resting on their laurels in this year's draft -- not with a veteran quarterback to satisfy. Enter Southern California's JuJu... more

The Panthers' interest in running back-receiver hybrids apparently spilled into Friday's second round. Carolina selected Ohio State slash player Curtis Samuel with the 40th overall pick less than 24 hours after taking Stanford's pass catching runn... more

The Raiders selected Ohio State cornerback Gareon Conley with the 24th overall pick in Thursday night's NFL draft, and did so comfortable with the due diligence they performed on the cornerback. That's what general manager Reggie McKenzie told The... more

The Redskins may have been following a draft battle plan partially laid out by former general manager Scot McCloughan, but are also quietly shopping one of the first picks the general manager made back in 2015. According to NFL Network Insider Ian... more

Deshaun Watson's emotional evening culminated in the 12th overall selection of Thursday night's first round. But as expected, the hard work is just beginning. Despite sacrificing nearly all of their high-end draft capital in 2018 to clear out the... more

Consider new Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky among those surprised he was selected No. 2 overall by Chicago on Thursday night. "The commissioner went to the stand and he said my name and I couldn't believe it," Trubisky said on a conference cal... more

New Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes logged plenty of firsts after getting picked 10th overall by Kansas City on Thursday night. He was the first Texas Tech quarterback to come off the board in the top 100 since 1989, when the Chargers picked Bil... more

PHILADELPHIA -- Texans defensive end J.J. Watt said that his younger brother, Wisconsin outside linebacker T.J., was better than he was at the same point in their careers. T.J. fell all the way to No. 30 on Thursday, but the Pittsburgh Steelers wer... more

PHILADELPHIA -- There is at least one NFL prospect every winter whose stock explodes during an electric pre-draft season. Enter Temple's Haason Reddick, a former walk-on at the ascending Owl program, who was selected by the Arizona Cardinals with t... more

PHILADELPHIA -- Desperate to improve their depleted receiving corps and pair A.J. Green with another deep-ball wide receiver, the Bengals selected Washington wide receiver John Ross with the No. 9 overall pick on Thursday. Ross, who broke the 40-ya... more

PHILADELPHIA - In a move that aids both a struggling quarterback and an offensive line in transition, the Tom Coughlin-led Jaguars bolstered their power running game with the No. 4 overall pick Thursday night, selecting Leonard Fournette out of Louis... more

Alex Snyder began modeling his game after Tom Brady at age 10. (Photo courtesy of Tim Jenkins) PHILADELPHIA -- There are easily identifiable cultural benchmarks across all sports that alter the way a generation plays and approaches the game.... more

PHILADELPHIA -- NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said representatives from 14 different cities attended the draft site in Philadelphia this week to scout out a potential 2018 bid. He downplayed an ESPN report suggesting Dallas was the favorite to ho... more

PHILADELPHIA -- Around midnight on Oct. 25, 2013, Johnathan "Rudy" Ford surged awake in the team hotel. Just hours before he and the Auburn Tigers were to take on Florida Atlantic during his freshman year, Ford felt an unsettling in his stomach. O... more

PHILADELPHIA -- The night before the draft might be the most fitful sleep any person tangentially associated with the NFL has in their lifetime. For executives and coaches, it's about landing the player atop their board. For fans, it's the rush of re... more

Most established quarterbacks don't go into the final season of their deal without consideration for a new one. Sam Bradford is not like most established quarterbacks. "Honestly, I try not to think about it too much just because I don't have a wh... more

As the Titans prepare for the NFL draft on Thursday, a lack of communication between the club and running back Derrick Henry continues. Head coach Mike Mularkey on Tuesday confirmed that he still has yet to speak with the running back. Henry missed... more

Jay Cutler isn't done with the NFL yet. That's the word from Cutler's agent, Bus Cook, who did his best to swat down retirement rumors with a statement to ESPN on Tuesday. "Jay wants to play football," Cook told ESPN . "He never has mentioned... more

The secretary's name and place of employment remain a secret for Greg Gabriel even to this day, seven years after he departed his last NFL job as the director of college scouting for the Chicago Bears. During the draft's most intense moments, his... more

Jake Long, the No. 1 pick in the 2008 NFL Draft, is hanging up the helmet. The soon-to-be 32-year-old tackle announced his decision on Twitter on Monday, almost nine years to the day after he was picked above defensive end Chris Long and Falcons... more

At nearly every twist and turn of his young career so far, the Giants have stood behind receiver Odell Beckham. On Monday, they continued that trend by picking up the receiver's fifth-year option, NFL Network's Kimberly Jones reported, per a source... more

In a pivotal draft that could help the franchise ease its Super Bowl hangover, Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff is carefully constructing his board to avoid major character flaws flagged by ownership. But that doesn't mean he's picking all ch... more

The Los Angeles Rams released a fun video Thursday night of new head coach Sean McVay, general manager Les Snead and executive vice president Kevin Demoff receiving "the call" from NFL Senior Director of Broadcast Michael North revealing their 2017... more

We will not get a chance to hear Tony Romo call a Cowboys game until at least Nov. 5. Based on the network listings for Dallas' schedule, which was released Thursday night on NFL Network, the Cowboys only have two games televised by Romo's new... more

Thanks to the retirement of wide receiver Steve Smith, the Baltimore Ravens now have a shortage of quick-witted, trash-talking wide receivers. Mike Wallace understands the void, and plans to fill it. "I just have to curse a couple more people out... more

Easiest Schedules Toughest Schedules Schedule release day in the NFL is rarely met with a cacophony of cheers from the league's head coaches. That's because winning games in the NFL is not easy. No matter how the schedule breaks down, it wil... more

Colin Kaepernick has been named one of the world's most influential people. Time magazine placed the quarterback on its prestigious list of the planet's 100 most influential individuals of 2017, which was revealed Thursday. Kaepernick, who sparked... more

The most clear-eyed Browns fans have spent the pre-draft process dreaming of a scenario where Cleveland selects consensus top prospect Myles Garrett at No. 1, then uses its second first-rounder (No. 12) to swoop in and nab the top quarterback on the... more

AFC West NFC West AFC North NFC North AFC South NFC South AFC East NFC East With the 2017 NFL Draft around the corner, former NFL scout Bucky Brooks and Around The NFL's Conor Orr are breaking down the biggest areas of need... more

Hello Tom Coughlin and Doug Marrone. Goodbye ping-pong tables and divided locker rooms. In one of the more time-tested offseason tropes involving new head coaches and management, the Jaguars have opted to haul the ping-pong table out of their locke... more

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady did not attend Wednesday's Super Bowl LI celebration at the White House. "I am so happy and excited that our team is being honored at the White House today," the quarterback said in a statement released Wednesday mor... more

Expectations are high for the 2017 Tennessee Titans, but don't ask linebacker Brian Orakpo about that. "We have work to do, man," Orakpo told reporters Tuesday, via the team's official website . "What do I look like, a sucker? We have work to do.... more

AFC West NFC West AFC North NFC North AFC South NFC South AFC East NFC East With the 2017 NFL Draft around the corner, former NFL scout Bucky Brooks and Around The NFL's Conor Orr are breaking down the biggest areas of need... more

A Browns trade for Jimmy Garoppolo has been considered without merit for some time now, as the Patriots simply don't want to part ways with their potential successor to Tom Brady . However, it would make sense that any new life in talks between... more

Denver Broncos wideout Emmanuel Sanders sees big numbers on the horizon. The word "pass-happy" was thrown around Monday at the team's facility in Denver despite a bit of a mystery at the quarterback position. Trevor Siemian enters the season as the... more

With the Oakland Raiders' near future in flux, their star defensive player has adjusted one of the club's iconic phrases to suit their current situation. "Just win now," Mack said, via the Mercury News with a play off former owner Al Davis' Just W... more

AFC West NFC West AFC North NFC North AFC South NFC South AFC East NFC East With the 2017 NFL Draft around the corner, former NFL scout Bucky Brooks and Around The NFL's Conor Orr are breaking down the biggest areas of need... more

Texans star pass rusher J.J. Watt has arrived at voluntary workouts set to reclaim his role as the NFL's John Cena. However, this time, he does so with a different perspective. After rushing back from a herniated disc a year ago, which cost him 13... more

Consider Derek Carr a fan of the potential Marshawn Lynch-Oakland Raiders experiment. "I think it would be awesome just to have him around," Carr told NFL Network's Steve Wyche Monday in an interview which aired on Up To The Minute Live . "He's a g... more

For the Rams, it's shape-shifting season in Los Angeles. The arrival of a new coaching staff means potentially new positions for some of the Rams' more notable players. According to the team's official site , 2014 second-round pick Lamarcus Joyner... more

AFC West NFC West AFC North NFC North AFC South NFC South AFC East NFC East With the 2017 NFL Draft around the corner, former NFL scout Bucky Brooks and Around The NFL's Conor Orr are breaking down the biggest areas of need... more

Staring down the prospect of losing yet another one of their defensive cornerstones, the Carolina Panthers acted Monday by signing star defensive tackle Kawann Short to a five-year deal, according to the team's official site. NFL Network Insider Ia... more

One of the advantages to being an unemployed veteran this time of the year is that the tedious minutiae of organized team activities is beyond you. Teams are rolling with their current crop until after the draft before reassessing their needs and hit... more

Coming off his most significant week of pre-draft workouts and meetings since the NFL Scouting Combine in March, top tight end prospect O.J. Howard has one visit left before the draft begins on April 27 -- the Atlanta Falcons. He'll head to Georgia... more

Dean Blandino, the NFL's senior vice president of officiating and a longtime operative in the league's instant replay department, is leaving his post for a network television position, according to a league memo obtained by NFL Network Insider Ian... more

The Titans have parted ways with their longest-tenured player. Cornerback Jason McCourty was officially released by the Titans on Monday. The 29-year-old twin brother of Patriots safety Devin announced the move Thursday on the pair's shared Twitter... more

In the scattershot moments when Patriots head coach Bill Belichick decides to let his guard down and give the rest of the world a glimpse into his personal life, philosophies, fears and goals, it's difficult to boil down a wide-ranging conversation i... more

Now-retired safety Antrel Rolle played with two of the NFL's most notoriously withdrawn quarterbacks in Eli Manning and Jay Cutler. But when asked about Cutler's shortcomings, Rolle noted one difference between the two. "He was a little bit more la... more

As it stands right now, 2016 second-round pick Myles Jack will be a three-down linebacker for the Jaguars this season after spotty situational duty last season. "I tried to show flashes when I could," Jack, a consensus first-round pick before quest... more

Are the Patriots still looking for running back help or are they merely trying to troll the rest of the AFC East? According to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, New England recently hosted Bills running back Mike Gillislee on a visit. This is... more

If NFL Network analyst Charley Casserly was in charge of the Browns, he would ensure Hue Jackson remained the head coach through the team's rebuild. The former NFL general manager believes coaches under pressure are more prone to drafting a quarterba... more

The after-the-fact injury admission has become a natural part of spring football workouts. Players who had a down year often admit,†yes that injury you'd been asking me about all season really did hurt but I couldn't say it at the time. Enter Br... more

One of the best free agents remaining on the market still has an offer on the table from his former team, but now he's taking visits elsewhere. After weeks of inactivity, former Giants defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins visited with the Colts on Tu... more

Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers has heard those of you out there comparing his career to Tony Romo's. "We're not deaf or blind to those comparisons," Rivers told KLSD-AM in San Diego this week (via ESPN.com ). "I've heard that many times over th... more

Injuries to Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert (ankle, back) and A.J. Green (hamstring) came to define what was a regressive season for coach Marvin Lewis' team in the AFC North last year. But as we inch closer to the start of their offseason workouts,... more

New York Jets cornerback Buster Skrine isn't among those lining up to trash free-agent cornerback Darrelle Revis. In fact, he still expects his former teammate to land on an NFL roster this year. "At the beginning of the year he had some troubles,"... more

Cleveland Browns beware: If you don't draft Texas A&M pass rusher Myles Garrett with the No. 1 overall pick this April, he vows to take it out on you for the next decade. "I'm just gonna make plays and bring a good atmosphere to your organization,... more

For three more NFL teams, "Phase One" begins Monday. The Denver Broncos, San Francisco 49ers and Los Angeles Rams all start the first leg of their offseason training activities a week ahead of the NFL schedule. Teams with a new head coach were perm... more

Desperate for more help in defensive coordinator Wade Phillips' secondary, the Los Angeles Rams have turned to one of the more experienced cornerbacks left on the open market. Nickell Robey-Coleman, the 25-year-old slot corner who came up as an... more

Giants quarterback Eli Manning has spent the better part of a decade without the type of big-body, 6-foot-5 receiver that can change his fortunes in the red zone. And on Thursday, when discussing new acquisition Brandon Marshall, he made sure to... more

Marvin Lewis will be entering the final year of his Bengals contract without the promise of a new deal coming. "I don't anticipate anything happening," Lewis told ESPN.com . The last time Lewis neared lame-duck status , he agreed on a one-year... more

Six-time Pro Bowl guard Jahri Evans might†have said his goodbyes to New Orleans (again), but that doesn't mean he's saying goodbye to the NFL. "I had a good season last year, we did a lot of good things, and I'm just waiting for that phone call, r... more

In the days following Tony Romo's retirement, fans and media have been stuck in a dog-chase-tail game where they try and properly contextualize the quarterback's career. Is Romo a Hall of Famer? Is Romo the best quarterback in Cowboys history? Is... more

The atmosphere is ripe for a running back rivalry in Los Angeles, but fellow 2015 first-round picks Todd Gurley and Melvin Gordon don't seem interested in sizing each other up now that they'll be playing for the same city. "It's what you guys make... more

A Marshawn Lynch comeback just got one step closer to reality. The heralded power back met with head coach Jack Del Rio at the team's facility Wednesday, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. If Del Rio signs off on Lynch, all of the red tape... more

While it was likely understood, Jaguars executive vice president Tom Coughlin needed to fully relinquish his desire to be a head coach in Jacksonville and focus on his over-arching management responsibilities. But will the inclination still be ther... more

Former NFL wideout Chad Johnson , who is now the guy in your local YMCA pickup league who keeps his own cumulative statistics, made a brief return to the football field recently to battle with Antonio Brown. Their shenanigans unfolded on social med... more

Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor is back. "This was my first time actually sprinting and actually doing full movement things," Taylor, who had groin surgery shortly after the 2016 season, told the team's official site after voluntary workouts on Mon... more

Tony Romo has chosen retirement. Despite interest from at least one playoff-ready NFL team, the Dallas Cowboys legend and four-time Pro Bowler retired from playing on Tuesday and was officially released by the team. Romo will work for CBS this se... more

The Buffalo Bills are hard at work crafting their new identity under freshly-minted head coach Sean McDermott, and after one workout as a non-participant, it seems Sammy Watkins will be part of that process. "Sammy looks good," McDermott told repor... more

Tony Romo will go down as one of the best quarterbacks in Cowboys history -- not an easy feat considering the franchise's good fortune with signal callers over the years. Unlike predecessors Roger Staubach and Troy Aikman, Romo did not win a Super B... more

NFC: North East West South Ranks AFC: North East West South Ranks The power structure of the NFC East seemed to shift dramatically last year with the emergence of two Dallas Cowboys rookies: quarterback Dak Prescott a... more

In what appears to be the next step toward Tony Romo moving on from Dallas, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has reached out to all 31 NFL teams letting them know that "they are permitted to contact Tony Romo or his agent to schedule a workout, visit or... more

Jerome Bettis, a running back who defied father time far longer than others, thinks Adrian Peterson still has "it." "Oh, he definitely still has it," Bettis said in an interview on NFL Network's†Up To The Minute on Monday. "We gotta look at a runn... more

Now that the NFL draft is a traveling roadshow, could one of the next stops be Green Bay, Wisconsin? The Packers have submitted proposals to host each draft between 2019 and 2021, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel . At the Annual League... more

The Browns value draft picks in the vein of noted team builder Jimmy Johnson, and Chief Strategy Officer Paul DePodesta's vague title allows him the leeway to rethink a lot of football's old fashioned methods as he tries to help rebuild the Cleveland... more

March

The Saints traded in Brandin Cooks for an older, supposedly tougher model this offseason, and Saints head coach Sean Payton is just fine with that. "I made this comment: I think this guy has played better in the middle to the back half of his caree... more

The tight end position is in demand, and business is booming for top prospect O.J. Howard. In the next week, Howard has an on-campus workout scheduled with the Carolina Panthers, followed by visits with the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Chicago Bear... more

Bruce Arians isn't scared of overworking his star running back. "He's still too young to overuse," Arians said of David Johnson on Wednesday at the NFL Annual Meeting in Phoenix. He added: "I want to have 30 touches out of him, if possible, becau... more

Chris Odom is hoping a team gives him a chance in the NFL after a late-career surge at Arkansas State. (Butch Dill/Associated Press) In between workouts back home in Arlington, Texas, Chris Odom was left to ponder his place in the vast expanse... more

While it might be some standard offseason trope material to some, the Chicago Bears don't feel they're far away from contending again. "Going back to a lot of the changes, we've had a lot of change," coach John Fox said at the Annual League Meeting... more

Seeking help adjusting to the Los Angeles market, the Chargers have turned to a franchise legend for assistance. Five-time Pro Bowler LaDainian Tomlinson will become a special assistant to ownership, the Chargers announced Thursday. Tomlinson, who... more

After the draft, the hard work begins for the Super Bowl contending Raiders: Find a way to sign quarterback Derek Carr to a long-term extension while still leaving some money in the pot for Khalil Mack and Gabe Jackson. "He knows what we're trying... more

Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera is ready for some real talk when it comes to franchise quarterback Cam Newton. "He's gonna have to rebuild his confidence. I mean, he was shook. Let's be honest. I'm not going to lie about that," Rivera said... more

It isn't just the Texans and Broncos who apparently want Tony Romo. According to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, both CBS and FOX have expressed interest in hiring the quarterback as a football analyst for next season, and he's mulling offers fro... more

This might have not been the most comfortable morning to wake up as a franchise quarterback drafted in the early 2000s. The talk around the Annual League Meeting this week in Phoenix was centered on heir apparent discovery for some of the best pass... more

Teddy Bridgewater is back on the field. In an uplifting post sent to his private Instagram account followers Tuesday, Bridgewater provided the first evidence of himself throwing the ball and moving around since sustaining a horrific dislocated knee... more

Thanks to some salary-cap maneuvering, Cowboys tight end Jason Witten will remain in Dallas for life. According to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, the four-year contract extension through 2021 -- which Witten signed Tuesday and was first reported... more

Giants co-owner Steve Tisch was happy with the team's return to prominence this season, but thought they might have wasted an opportunity to win another Super Bowl. His opinion, interestingly enough, was buoyed by some intel from Patriots owner Rob... more

The Giants held up their end of the bargain and offered Packers CEO Mark Murphy $100 to fix the hole Odell Beckham Jr. punched into the wall at Lambeau Field last January, according to The Daily News . "I made an offer to Mark Murphy to pay for the... more

Miami Dolphins executive vice president Mike Tannenbaum is pleased with the team's offseason so far, and he isn't trying to stay in lockstep with the Patriots after years of trying do so with the Jets. "Look, all you can do is control your own team... more

Over the past few seasons, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has talked about playing until he's 50 years old , playing until he's 45 years old and playing into his early 40s . Now, the team's ownership is also giving a window into their 39-year-old... more

The word Raiders legend Tim Brown was looking for was bittersweet but he settled for something else. When asked about the Raiders' impending move to Las Vegas, it was really all he could come up with. "Is there such a word as happy-sad? I think th... more

The pro day is often a collegiate athlete's last rite of passage before graduating on to the NFL. But for Malik Hooker , he still feels like he's part of the Ohio State family. "It hasn't hit me yet," Hooker told NFL.com just after the Ohio State p... more

From a bird's eye view, some former NFL players could tell Marshawn Lynch was running out of gas. "Here's the thing. I was looking at Marshawn in Seattle. As a football player, I don't know Marshawn personally, but I thought his tank was empty," Na... more

Bruce Allen, president of the Washington Redskins, broke his public silence Sunday surrounding the firing of general manager Scot McCloughan. Speaking in Phoenix at the Annual League Meeting, Allen noted that McCloughan, who was let go two weeks a... more

Not much has been heard from the best interior defensive linemen left on the market, Johnathan Hankins. According to NFL Network's Kimberly Jones, it isn't for a lack of effort from the Giants. #NYG continue to offer Johnathan Hankins a multi-year... more

Carolina Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman very much believes in this year's draft. So much so that he was willing to rationalize the trade of Kony Ealy to the Patriots, which essentially netted him a second-round pick eight slots higher than t... more

Former Vikings offensive tackle Matt Kalil was reunited with his brother, Panthers center Ryan, in free agency this offseason. But he arrived in his new destination without a Twitter account. "After playing in Minnesota, I just got rid of my Twitte... more

Has Cleveland Browns franchise stalwart Joe Thomas changed his tune on selecting a franchise quarterback? "I know that Mitchell Trubisky is probably the guy that has the most upside potential in a pro-style offense in the NFL, and I don't see thos... more

Ever the optimist, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers thinks this will be a good season to be a Green Bay fan. But is there still some work left to do in free agency? "We probably need a couple more pieces on defense before the season starts, but... more

Could the Johnny Manziel comeback tour now have an ounce of credibility? NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday the wayward quarterback and former Browns first-round pick was spotted with Saints head coach Sean Payton at breakfast durin... more

Peyton Manning, in a public appearance at the Las Vegas Adobe Summit on Wednesday, did his best to downplay all the juiciest rumors surrounding his life after football. For the record, he says he is not looking to run a football team or represent t... more

Torrey Smith was able to escape what he called two "terrible" seasons with the 49ers and land a job with the Philadelphia Eagles fairly quickly in free agency. His former teammate, quarterback Colin Kaepernick, has not been so lucky. On his Twitte... more

The NFL Competition Committee will have a busy agenda next week when it meets in Phoenix for the Annual League Meeting, according to NFL vice president Troy Vincent. One provision the group is exploring in particular could have a profound impact on g... more

As the Patriots continue to overhaul and upgrade their weapons on offense, one of their homegrown pieces might give them the most hope heading into 2017: Second-year wideout Malcolm Mitchell. The Georgia product slowly earned Tom Brady's trust over... more

When Shaquill Griffin was starting to play competitive sports as a young child, his father, Terry, called him "the sleeper," because people would never see him coming until the last minute. He is a 6-foot tall defensive back from the University of... more

Retired running back Marshawn Lynch is mulling an NFL return, but it only would be as a member of the Oakland Raiders, according to reporting over the past few days by†NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport and NFL Network's Mike Garafolo . NFL Network's... more

Geno Smith is resurfacing in the place where it all started: New York. The Giants signed Smith to a one-year contract worth $2 million, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported . Smith likely will be brought in as training camp competition. Smit... more

The stacked veteran running back market just received a jolt of intrigue: the potential reintroduction of Marshawn Lynch. "Beast Mode" is being looked at as a potential option for the Oakland Raiders, a source informed of the team's interest told N... more

The Buccaneers are not sitting idly by as 2016 second-round pick Roberto Aguayo works out his struggles in real time. After a rookie season durign which he went a league-worst 22 of 31 on field goals, Tampa Bay management responded over the weekend... more

The NFL on Monday released a statement confirming that a joint operation between the league, the New England Patriots' security team and the FBI recovered quarterback Tom Brady's stolen Super Bowl LI jersey. The uniform top, which had an assessed v... more

After yet another winter and spring where the Jacksonville Jaguars spent lavishly in free agency, quarterback Blake Bortles is trying to hold up his end of the bargain. In what has amounted to a make-or-break year for the former No. 3 overall pick,... more

After meeting with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Alabama's pro day and the Tennessee Titans on Tuesday, top tight end prospect O.J. Howard is going back to the grind. The quiet times are likely aided by the overwhelming positivity that has underlined... more

File the following under general managers will not rule anything out before the draft. Chargers general manager Tom Telesco was asked Thursday on NFL Network whether or not he might be in the market for Philip Rivers' successor in the upcoming dra... more

Former Giants pass rusher Damontre Moore signed with the Dallas Cowboys this week, making it his fifth NFL team in four years. The former third-round pick was selected out of Texas A&M by the Giants in 2013. For most people, this will barely regist... more

Could there be a new No. 89 in Oakland? New Raiders tight end Jared Cook, who has worn No. 89 each year since his rookie season in 2009, doesn't sound like a player unprepared to purchase his digits off Oakland's former first-round pick. "I don't... more

Kony Ealy played with some top-flight defensive linemen in Carolina, which allowed the situational rusher to maximize his opportunities on the field. But in New England, he's especially excited to work with Patriots 2015 fourth-round pick Trey Flow... more

As Dontari Poe's free agency tour continues, one NFL head coach is hoping he left the right impression on the former first-round pick. "He was taking one more visit, so hopefully we'll have some news here in next day or so," Falcons head coach Dan... more

New Seahawks running back Eddie Lacy rushed for 2,317 yards and 20 touchdowns over his first two seasons, not to mention 77 catches for 684 yards and four touchdowns. But because he plowed through an injury-riddled 2015, got significantly injured i... more

Brandin Cooks has no ill will toward the New Orleans Saints for putting him on the trading block and sending him to New England. "Well, first of all, once I found out about it I was thankful for the opportunity to play in New Orleans and the opport... more

Moments after his legal issues were cleared up in a Pittsburgh area court Wednesday, former Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis shifted his focus toward the football field and described a player who is lighter and healthier than the struggling veteran th... more

Julius Peppers didn't return to Carolina for the Derek Jeter treatment. "We haven't really talked about that," Peppers told local radio station WFNZ-AM on Wednesday, via The Charlotte Observer when asked about his role on the Panthers. "I can say... more

The Bengals have a decent amount of salary-cap space but have defined their offseason by watching some of their most talented players walk in free agency. Outside of the Dre Kirkpatrick re-signing, players have seen valued teammates like Kevin Zeit... more

Upon signing with the Jaguars, Calais Campbell was sold on their bedrock of young talent and viewed himself as the final piece of the puzzle. Before that? He didn't even get a chance to speak with head coach Doug Marrone or executive vice presiden... more

DeMarcus Ware says he turned down a $9 million offer to play football in 2017 with a team he would not name. That's what the all-world pass rusher told the MMQB upon his decision to retire after 12 NFL seasons and 138.5 sacks. Ware said his mind... more

The best free agent remaining on the board is close to making his decision. Linebacker Dont'a Hightower likely will decide between the Jets and Patriots on Wednesday, with the strong likelihood being that he chooses to return to New England, accor... more

Jarvis Jones is leaving Pittsburgh. The former first-round pick visited the Cardinals on Monday and signed with them Tuesday, the team announced. Jones, 27, took the field in 14 games last year, logging a sack and an interception. Phased out by t... more

After sampling nearly all the veteran running back talent on the free-agent market, the Seahawks decided to sign Eddie Lacy on Tuesday. Lacy's representatives, Sports Trust Advisors, announced on Twitter he has agreed to terms with team. NFL Networ... more

A short time after lobbying for a return to Minnesota on his Snapchat page, two-time Pro Bowl receiver and return man Cordarrelle Patterson decided to sign with the Oakland Raiders. According to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, Patterson's deal wi... more

We have arrived at the second wave of free agency. A manic, unpredictable, big-spending frenzy highlighted the opening of the 2017 league year, but in a lot of ways, the best is yet to come. One marquee quarterback could be on the move, while anoth... more

Washington's new wideout, Terrelle Pryor, wasn't exactly panicking about the Redskins' quarterback situation upon his arrival. He's seen worse in Cleveland. "I don't want to say it was my first priority because at the end of the day you want to b... more

Nick Foles is back in Philadelphia. A few weeks after the Chiefs declined to pick up his option, the wayward starter is making his way back home on a two-year contract, according to the club. The Eagles made the transaction official †Monday morning... more

Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien is trying to close the book on the Brock Osweiler era. "I think (general manager) Rick Smith's statement said it all," O'Brien told the Houston Chronicle . "We wish Brock the best, but we're moving on." The... more

The Packers offensive line is breaking up. Just a few days after the Browns nabbed center JC Tretter, the Lions inked guard T.J. Lang to a three-year deal. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Sunday the deal averages $9.5 million with $19 mil... more

Former Vikings receiver Cordarrelle Patterson has already spoken with the Bears, Redskins and Raiders this offseason, but his heart may still be in Minnesota. On his Snapchat account Saturday night, Patterson posted a series of messages which inclu... more

A couple of AFC South teams could be looking to upgrade their respective defensive lines. In what would make one of the most obvious pairings of the free agent season, the Colts are bringing in former Chiefs first-round pick Dontari Poe for a visit... more

We're no longer solely working off Adrian Peterson's lengthy list of ideal destinations. The Seattle Seahawks broke the ice and brought in the All-Pro running back for a visit on Sunday, according to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. For those wh... more

After a decade in Pittsburgh, Steelers linebacker Lawrence Timmons is flying south. The Miami Dolphins inked the productive and versatile linebacker to a two-year, $12 million deal, according to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. The 30-year-old was... more

Robert Griffin III is done in Cleveland. A day before his $750,000 roster bonus was due, the team let the former NFL AP Offensive Rookie of the Year hit free agency, according to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. The team later made the announcemen... more

Contrary to popular belief, Malcolm Butler's agent would like everyone to know that he's not asking the Patriots for the moon. "The Patriots haven't approached Malcolm about his contract since last year, and anything that says he keeps asking for t... more

If new Giants wide receiver Brandon Marshall was on the team last year, would the much ballyhooed boat incident in Miami ever have taken place? "You know what? No, it doesn't happen. Well, I can't say that because everyone is different, but I woul... more

The Houston Texans and Cleveland Browns stunned the football world on Thursday just as the new league year opened, swinging an NBA-style trade that sent quarterback Brock Osweiler and a 2018 second-round draft pick to the Browns, who will simply eat... more

The marriage between Mike Glennon and the Chicago Bears has been sealed. The former Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback officially joined the Bears on a three-year deal Friday, the team announced. His contract includes $18.5 million in guarantees, sou... more

DeSean Jackson has found a new home in Tampa Bay. In what seemed like the perfect union all along, Jackson has agreed to terms with the Buccaneers, the team announced Thursday. The deal is for three years and $33.5 million, including $20 million in... more

While the rest of the football world awaits some resolution on Washington's front office situation, the team continues to watch free agents walk out the door. Defensive tackle Chris Baker, No. 27 on Around The NFL's top free agents list is joining... more

In what is becoming a recurring theme in free agency, one of the best cornerbacks on the open market will likely land with the New England Patriots. Former Bills first-round pick and 2016 Pro Bowler Stephon Gilmore is expected to sign with the Patr... more

Upgrading a haphazard offensive line was a crucial part of Cleveland's free agency game plan in 2017, and they have thrown some serious money around on Day 1. The Browns took care of their own first, re-signing 2014 second-round pick Joel Bitonio t... more

On Wednesday, Jaguars owner Shad Khan made clear that 2016 and the few years prior under his watch were unacceptable. A little more than 24 hours later, his team has landed one of the most exciting young players in free agency. According to NFL... more

The Browns are on the board. With more than $100 million in cap space to spend, Cleveland went after and got former Rams wide receiver Kenny Britt. The wideout's deal is worth $32.5 million over four years, according to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapo... more

A huge market might not develop for former Chiefs star running back Jamaal Charles this offseason but, according to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, he won't need one. There is "strong mutual interest" between the four-time Pro Bowler and the Seat... more

Less than 24 hours before the start of free agency, the Bills have the market on fullbacks cornered. Earlier Wednesday, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported that Buffalo agreed in principle with Falcons fullback Patrick DiMarco on a four-year... more

New Jaguars executive vice president Tom Coughlin was brought in to fire up the base during the team's state of the franchise address on Wednesday. His weapon of choice? A pretty intense Bruce Lee anecdote. Here it is, in all its glory: "Bruce... more

While Jaguars owner Shad Khan has championed the patient rebuilding of Jacksonville over the past four years, he has sharpened his tone of late. Soon, he expects to see a winner in Florida. "Before I continue, I do want to emphasize that this is th... more

In one of the more stunning twists of the early free agency period, former Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall has jumped across town to join the New York Giants, a source told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. The development was first reported by... more

Torrey Smith was released by the 49ers after two terrible seasons on Tuesday, allowing him the chance to select his next destination via free agency. It should come as no surprise that he did not enjoy his time in the Bay Area under head coaches Ji... more

Washington might be losing a lot of its best offensive players from 2016 to free agency, but it will remain loaded at tight end. After a pleasantly surprising comeback season last year, the Redskins have signed Vernon Davis to a new deal, the team... more

New 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan continues to eye the best talent he coached in Washington. As NFL Network's Michael Silver noted Tuesday, Kirk Cousins is the crown jewel of that pipeline, but NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday... more

Post-combine reflections: O.J. Howard John Ross T.J. Watt O.J. Howard heard about all the NFL Scouting combine horror stories leading up to his week in Indianapolis, but he came away with the same cool, collected demeanor with which he... more

As the NFL glides into the first day of negotiations in free agency, one of the major dominoes could already have his preferred destination in mind. According to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport and NFL Network's Mike Garafolo, Mike Glennon has his... more

For teams with a seriously injured superstar, the offseason workout Instagram post serves as a beacon of hope for the following season. Behold, Seahawks fans: Earl Thomas is jogging for the first time since he broke his leg in early December. Fir... more

A bit of cozy, impromptu interview stole viewers' hearts on NFL Network Sunday when New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick visited Mike Mayock and Rich Eisen in the booth during the combine telecast and Belichick was connected via headset wit... more

The Titans remain optimistic about the prognosis of their star quarterback, Marcus Mariota. Head coach Mike Mularkey said at the combine this week that Mariota, who broke his right fibula at the end of December and is currently spending time at his... more

The Seahawks made an interesting, if slightly under-the-radar move this offseason by signing former Vikings kicker Blair Walsh. Walsh, who missed a kick that would have pushed the Vikings into the divisional round of the playoffs but instead lifted t... more

Earlier this week at the scouting combine in Indianapolis, Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said he had not spoken with Tony Romo since the end of the season. Owner Jerry Jones, however, told reporters this week that he has had "one extended" visit... more

Former Jets center Nick Mangold was hoping to convince the Jets he could stay. "I was hoping there was going to be a negotiation of some sort to get something worked out," Mangold told The New York Post . "But when you're told, 'Hey, we're cutting... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Dolphins head coach Adam Gase's blunt style took center stage this week at the NFL Scouting Combine. After a year of honing his personal style, Gase is establishing himself as a hybrid between some of his previous mentors like Nick... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Here at the NFL Scouting Combine, general managers typically spend a portion of their time meeting with the representatives of their soon-to-be free agents. Talent takes priority, which is why so much of the chatter leaking out of the... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Jaguars are not bailing on quarterback Blake Bortles. Over the last two days at the NFL Scouting Combine, their decision-makers have made that extremely clear. But that does not mean they'll trip over themselves to sign Bortles... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Hype surrounding the Los Angeles Chargers is already nearing a fever pitch. The combination of an energetic, new head coach and the defensive rookie of the year will do that for a team. But the more we learn about the health of... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Browns head coach Hue Jackson essentially stuck to legalese when speaking about Browns quarterback Robert Griffin III. The team owes Griffin a $750,000 roster bonus in less than two weeks, and may or may not be including him in thei... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- New 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan watched the second half of Atlanta's Super Bowl loss the day after. "Mainly with the second half to watch through it so I could ... when you see things live, you want to make sure watching the tape... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Colts aren't rushing Andrew Luck back onto the field. Though it was not a surprise revelation Wednesday, new Colts general manager Chris Ballard said that he spoke with Luck but preferred to keep their conversation private. Luck... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians doesn't seem as down on this class of quarterbacks as others. "I see, so far, five to six really good arms," Arians said Wednesday. "Guys with good stature and my job is to find out more and... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- It's been two years since Jacksonville Jaguars coach Doug Marrone opted out of his contract with the Buffalo Bills, which started his wayward journey back into the driver's seat of an NFL franchise. Now that he's had time to reflect... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Browns executive vice president Sashi Brown jokingly accused a reporter Wednesday of asking a "backdoor Garoppolo" question during his media session here at the combine. This came after several other (failed) attempts at prodding the... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Falcons coach Dan Quinn is taking a relentlessly positive approach to the 2017 offseason after arguably the most heartbreaking loss in NFL history. Unprompted, Quinn acknowledged that reporters would probably ask him about the 35-28... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- The decision to keep or cut Tyrod Taylor before the March 11 deadline is not Sean McDermott's to make alone. But he feels he is in lockstep with general manager Doug Whaley as they grind through the process. "We are absolutely in... more

February

At least one other NFL head coach not named Jason Garrett expects Dak Prescott to continue his high level of play in 2017. "I'm not even talking or discussing sophomore slumps," Saints head coach Sean Payton said on KESN-FM in Dallas earlier this... more

Falcons wide receiver Mohamed Sanu might be guilty of wishful thinking, but he doesn't think the Falcons should be defined by their performance in the fourth quarter of Super Bowl LI. "I mean, it's however you guys want to interpret it as. Us as a... more

The Minnesota Vikings have big fish to fry at the moment, like figuring out what they want to do with Adrian Peterson, fixing their patchwork offensive line and determining what future, if any, quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has with the club. But o... more

Whatever the Vikings are planning to do with Adrian Peterson, they're not saying publicly. According to ESPN.com , general manager Rick Spielman has not spoken to Adrian Peterson or his representatives yet. The team has until March 9 -- the beginni... more

A year after negotiating his own deal in free agency, Broncos offensive tackle and former first-round pick Russell Okung finds himself back on the market. According to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, the Broncos have declined to pick up the optio... more

Veteran free agent Josh McCown is watching the quarterback carousel as closely as anyone, and the teams looking for signal callers have an eye on him, too. In an interview with SiriusXM NFL Radio on Thursday, McCown said that "four or five teams" h... more

Lost in the Browns' miserable 2016 season was the fact that former first-round pick Danny Shelton played quite well. And this offseason, he went under the knife to repair a nagging wrist injury that he felt was holding him back. @bodieondacorner... more

The broken right fibula sustained by Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota got lost in the shuffle a bit nationally, especially with the dominant Oakland Raiders losing Derek Carr to a broken leg around the same time. But Mariota, and the Titans' brass... more

Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn was roundly praised for the coaching staff he was able to put together in Los Angeles. The luring of former Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley to be defensive coordinator and the retaining of offensive coordinator Ken... more

Offensive tackle Andrew Whitworth has been synonymous with the Cincinnati Bengals since his arrival with the team 12 years ago back in 2005. But that might not be the case moving forward. "Cincinnati's been wonderful and it's been something that... more

No general manager would say, "We prefer to build our team through veteran free agency," but the first few weeks of the free agency period are still some of the most important on the NFL schedule. With a handful of moves -- adding Dominique... more

The Oakland Raiders will go as quarterback Derek Carr goes. The end of the 2016 season made that perfectly clear. But the future is looking bright for the one-time 2016 MVP candidate, who suffered a broken fibula less than two months ago. On NFL†To... more

Patriots owner Robert Kraft is reveling in the team's fifth Super Bowl title. "Think about the eight days I had. We had Elton John perform at a party. We have the Super bowl where from the depths of depression we go to the elation of a victory," Kr... more

LeGarrette Blount works in New England. He's productive there, he's seemingly at peace there, and he wins Super Bowls there. So naturally, the 30-year-old running back would prefer to remain with the Patriots should the free agency winds take him t... more

Captain Munnerlyn is advocating for nickel cornerbacks everywhere. "They are finally realizing that it's a big position," he said, via ESPN.com . "You're playing nickel 80 percent of the time of the game. If teams gameplan you, they might not do th... more

New San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch clearly missed the competitive drive that comes with working for an NFL team. But he will also miss the stability a life on football's periphery provided him. Speaking to reporters after his... more

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

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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

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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