James Palmer

James Palmer

James Palmer joined NFL Media in 2015 as a reporter. Previously Palmer was a beat reporter covering the Houston Texans for Comcast SportsNet Houston. The Philadelphia native received an Emmy Award for his coverage, as well as multiple nominations during his three years in Houston.

Prior to Houston, Palmer covered the SEC in Atlanta for Comcast Sports Southeast, filing reports from across the region as well as hosting nightly studio shows. During his time in Atlanta, Palmer also covered the Falcons, the Masters, UFC title fights, the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament and Olympic training.

Palmer's career started at the Mountain West Sports Network in Denver. There he covered the Air Force Academy, Colorado State and Wyoming athletics as a reporter.

A graduate of The Ohio State University, Palmer has a B.A. in Communications and a B.S. in Education. He currently resides in Denver with his wife Meghan and son Nixon.


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- "When we interviewed him (at the NFL Scouting Combine) in Indianapolis he came in and said, 'Yeah, I know. I'm too short, I'm too slow and my arm is not good enough. But I just went to Washington State and won 11 games.' " -- Ja... more

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- You always hear general managers and coaches talk about: The more a player can do for a team, the better off the team is. And in turn, the better chance the player has to earn a roster spot or extend his career. In the case of... more


ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- At the Broncos' eighth practice of training camp, their third straight in full pads, I focused on pass rusher Bradley Chubb during a team period of the practice. On two consecutive plays, Chubb used a power rush against starting l... more


HOUSTON -- Before the Texans' Divisional Round game against the Patriots a couple seasons ago , I asked Bill Belichick what makes DeAndre Hopkins so difficult to cover. I made a point to say Hopkins isn't the biggest receiver out there, at 6-foot-1 a... more


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- When the locker room doors opened following the Jaguars' 20-7 loss to the Texans, it was visible Calais Campbell was physically pulling fellow defensive lineman Yannick Ngkoue into the hallway connected to the locker room. It... more


KANSAS CITY -- If Matt Nagy had remained the Chiefs' offensive coordinator, he would have spent this summer's training camp at Missouri Western State University. Instead, Nagy took the head-coaching job with the Bears in January and spent camp at Oli... more

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Early after the Broncos' season ended without a trip to the playoffs for a second consecutive year, wide receiver Demaryius Thomas found himself in his home, doing what he does quite often: sitting in his family room in silence, w... more


"We kind of do everything together." -- Chiefs WR Gehrig Dieter Last season, the Chiefs traded up in the first round to pick their future franchise quarterback Patrick Mahomes. They then picked up Alabama wide receiver Gehrig Dieter as an undrafte... more


In the spring of 2013, Andy Avalos, then Boise State's defensive line coach, walked into what he thought was Salmon River High School. "Excuse me, ma'am," Avalos said to the woman working the front desk. "Is this the high school? I'm looking for... more


In the quest to lure quarterback Kirk Cousins, Von Miller might be the most outspoken of all the Denver Broncos. On Saturday, he once again made his pitch to me on how Cousins fits with the Broncos. "I'm all in 100 percent," Miller told me in Dalla... more

"Look at zero. He's nice. Smooth kid. He'll be a safety for somebody one day." Giants defensive tackle Damon "Snacks" Harrison is watching a few 7-year-olds from Aqib Talib's youth football team, Yellow Jackets United, go through defensive back dri... more


HOUSTON -- When I first arrived at Carroll Academy on Sunday, I stood with a group of people, some of whom were seeking help and some of whom were volunteering in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. As it turned out, none of them spoke English -- but... more


DENVER -- Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall might be protesting again this season and could have several teammates joining him. What would be different is that Marshall now knows how, for the first time, the Broncos felt about his decision to prote... more

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- A year ago, Ezekiel Elliott was picked fourth overall by the Dallas Cowboys and won a rushing title in his rookie season. Standing in the middle of the visiting locker room at Gillette Stadium on Thursday night, I asked Jacksonvi... more


It's an extremely bright Friday afternoon in Englewood, Colorado. Almost all of the 4,567 fans seated on a grassy berm -- and the majority of the media -- are fixated on Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch. The two quarterbacks, who are battling for the... more


Broncos defensive coordinator Wade Phillips believes wholeheartedly DeMarcus Ware will be enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. "There's no doubt about that," Phillips said. "I've had quite a few. He's a dominant player. Anytime you're a domi... more

After losing to the Broncos in Super Bowl 50, Panthers coach Ron Rivera immediately looked at the Broncos as an example of how to bounce back after defeat. Rivera told his players to remember the Broncos lost 43-8 in Super Bowl XLVIII to the Seattle... more

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