Mike Garafolo

Mike Garafolo

Mike Garafolo joined NFL Media in 2016 as a reporter. He contributes to all NFL Media platforms, including NFL Network, and NFL Now.

Garafolo joins NFL Media from Fox Sports 1, where he covered the NFL nationally. Prior to that, Garafolo was a national NFL reporter for USA Today and a beat writer covering the New York Giants for The Star Ledger in New Jersey for eight seasons, including the Giants' victories in Super Bowl XLII and Super Bowl XLVI. For his work covering the Giants, Garafolo received an APSE award.

Garafolo began his career as producer for WIP Radio in Philadelphia and a general sports writer for The Associated Press.

A Philadelphia native and La Salle University graduate, Garafolo currently lives in New Jersey with his wife Jessica.

BALTIMORE -- Following a game in which the Ravens' defense gave up 530 yards to the Browns -- the fourth most allowed in team history -- frustrations boiled over for a couple of key players on the unit. Safety Earl Thomas and defensive tackle Brand... more


Most of Kahzin Daniels' University of Charleston teammates over the past four years did not know he's blind in his right eye. (Courtesy of Zack Santolla / University of Charleston) Kahzin Daniels shot into the B-gap, slid underneath the right... more

ATLANTA -- Sean McVay will have to navigate the sidelines of Mercedes-Benz Stadium with a little more care than usual this afternoon. Ted Rath, the Rams' director of strength training and performance who also serves as McVay's personal "get-back" c... more


A grievance the NFL Players Association filed on behalf of Panthers safety Eric Reid after his free-agent visit to the Bengals this spring has been denied by an arbitrator, according to sources informed of the decision. Arbitrator Shyam Das ruled t... more

William Hayes didn't watch any football this past weekend. He was primarily concerned with relieving the pain following surgery last week to repair a torn ACL in his right knee. The injury happened in Week 3 when the Dolphins defensive lineman swun... more


TAMPA -- The texts came on Monday or Tuesday, much in the way a coach lays out the work week for his players leading up to that Sunday's game. It was the schedule for the practice week and Saturday's mock game, and the sender was Jameis Winston. Th... more

PHILADELPHIA -- They came despite the rain, the late notice and the start of a holiday weekend that pulls so many city residents to the Jersey Shore for their last chance to dig their toes into the sand before the unofficial end of summer. It was l... more


JACKSONVILLE -- Myles Jack can't talk about it. Well, he could. He just chooses not to. Jack wasn't down. That's been the outcry from fans in Duval County, Florida, since the game ended last January in Foxborough. But January in Foxborough is wh... more


It's the time of year for reading scouting reports on draft-eligible players -- collections of achievements, stats and positives for some of the best football players in the world, seemingly all of whom had impressive production at the college level.... more


The full details of the Richard Sherman contract are in, courtesy of two sources who have viewed the three-year deal Sherman signed with the 49ers on Saturday night. The deal is worth a maximum of $39.15 million, though Sherman's full guarantee on... more

Jim Abbott caught the highlights of Shaquem Griffin 's 20 bench presses, linebacker position drills and 4.38-second 40-yard dash from the NFL Scouting Combine over the weekend, and he was as surprised as anyone to see Griffin post the fastest 40 time... more


Police in Tampa, Fla., are conducting an investigation after a vehicle registered to Buccaneers wide receiver DeSean Jackson was involved in a single-car accident Sunday night and a search of the car turned up marijuana and hollow-point bullets, acco... more


Patriots defensive end Kony Ealy returned to practice on Friday after working on the side during Thursday's session. A source informed of Ealy's status said his sitting out the first day of the team's training camp was due to cramping. On Friday, E... more


Zach Orr is trying to resurrect his NFL career. Orr said Wednesday on Good Morning Football he's exploring the possibility of coming out of retirement after receiving encouraging diagnoses about the congenital spinal condition which initially seem... more

The NFL Players Association is considering filing a grievance on behalf of the players to challenge language in many of this year's rookie contracts the union believes violates the collective bargaining agreement. Tom Pelissero of USA Today first... more

New Orleans Saints defensive tackle Nick Fairley has been away from the team's organized team activities in recent weeks, sources with knowledge of Fairley's situation have told in recent days. His absence comes in light of medical tests that... more


Jay Cutler is thinking about pulling a Tony Romo. The former Chicago Bears quarterback, who has received little interest from teams (at least as an unquestioned starter), is exploring a post-football career in broadcasting, according to multiple... more


Devaroe Lawrence logged 44 tackles (five for loss) in his last two years at Auburn. (Brynn Anderson/AP) The way Devaroe Lawrence remembers it, he was alone in his cell, getting ready for bed. It was his third stint in jail, and he knew he'd be... more

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