Jeremy Bergman

Jeremy Bergman

Jeremy Bergman joined the NFL in 2015 as a Digital Content Producer and contributes as a writer for Around The NFL. He previously worked at USA Today Sports, New York Magazine and The Hollywood Reporter and is currently living out his dream of covering football by day and driving Uber by night.

For the third straight game coming out of their bye, the Los Angeles Rams offense, which hummed at a superior frequency for the first half of the season, played like an average unit. Jared Goff and company compiled 413 total yards in Sunday night's... more

The Los Angeles Rams suffered a brief injury scare on Sunday night. Todd Gurley exited briefly during the third quarter of the Rams' 30-23 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles after suffering a left knee injury. He missed a series and was initially rule... more

Tom Brady hit yet another milestone in his storied, endless career on Sunday afternoon. The New England Patriots quarterback passed the 70,000-passing yard mark with an 8-yard completion to Rex Burkhead in the third quarter against the Pittsburgh... more

Another week, another Steelers game without James Conner. The second-year running back is unlikely to play against the Patriots on Sunday, a source told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. Conner practiced for the first time on Friday, albeit in a... more

The Philadelphia Eagles made it official on Saturday afternoon: Carson Wentz will not play against the Los Angeles Rams. The team previously listed the starting quarterback as doubtful to play in L.A., but downgraded him to out on Saturday. Wentz... more

Jimmy Graham came to Green Bay this offseason with the intention of rediscovering his All-Pro form from his days in New Orleans. The Packers tight end admitted Friday that he's yet to deliver. "My numbers suck," Graham said, per ESPN's Rob Demov... more

The Los Angeles Chargers (11-3) are in the postseason. The Chargers clinched an AFC playoff berth with a dramatic, 29-28 , comeback victory over the Kansas City Chiefs (11-3) at Arrowhead Stadium. Here's what we learned from the game: 1. The West... more

The Los Angeles Chargers lost yet another key skill player on Thursday night. Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen exited their clash with the Kansas City Chiefs in the second quarter with a hip injury. He did not return to the game in the Chargers'... more

Playoff Picture: NFC AFC The NFC playoff picture is still developing in the darkroom, but certain realities are taking shape. The New Orleans Saints and Los Angeles Rams have clinched their respective divisions and, with first-round byes... more

In Monday night's low-scoring game between two elite defenses, points were at a premium. That reality made the Minnesota Vikings' fourth-quarter field-goal attempt and Bobby Wagner's ensuing controversial block a major turning point in Seattle's 21-7... more

The Seattle Seahawks (8-5) distanced themselves from the wild-card pack with a 21-7 victory over the Minnesota Vikings (6-6-1) at CenturyLink Field to close out Week 14. Here's what we learned: 1. The Seahawks defense followed in the footsteps of... more

Russell Wilson will be without one of his favorite receivers on Monday night. Seattle Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin was listed among the inactives ahead of their prime-time clash with the Minnesota Vikings. Baldwin missed multiple practices this... more

The Los Angeles Rams' terrible, horrible, no good, very bad night in the Windy City prompted questions about why the league's second-ranked offense struggled so mightily in prime time. L.A. was averaging 34.9 points and 439.9 yards per game enterin... more

The New Orleans Saints clinched their second consecutive NFC South title on Sunday with a 28-14 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. New Orleans (11-2) had never before won back-to-back division titles. The Saints are still in contention to clinch... more

The NFL fined Dallas Cowboys linebacker Jaylon Smith on Friday for $26,739 for a helmet-to-helmet hit on New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara in Week 13, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported. ESPN first reported the news . Smith was not... more

Playoff Picture: NFC AFC Welcome to the weird times. A week ago, the football world thought it knew everything and saw it all coming. The Saints were an indestructible, historic offense, capable of burning Super Bowl champion secondaries a... more

Two days after parting ways with head coach Mike McCarthy, the Green Bay Packers have decided to let one of his longtime assistants go as well. The team announced Tuesday evening that it has fired associate head coach/linebackers Winston Moss. "... more

The Oakland Raiders are reaching out to a former AFC West rival for help in the backfield. Oakland is signing former Denver Broncos running back C.J. Anderson, a source told NFL Network's Mike Garafolo. Anderson had worked out for the Kansas City... more

The NFL has placed umpire Roy Ellison on administrative leave after Buffalo Bills defensive end Jerry Hughes accused Ellison of directing derogatory language toward him during Buffalo's loss on Sunday, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports. Elli... more

The NFL Competition Committee is aiming to make some changes to the punt play this offseason and is crowdsourcing the creative process, Falcons president Rich McKay told reporters Tuesday. "This is a play we think is ready and ripe to be modernized... more

Washington's injury woes at the quarterback position continued on Monday night. Colt McCoy suffered a fractured right fibula during the second quarter of the Redskins' 28-13 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, coach Jay Gruden said. McCoy is schedule... more

The Philadelphia Eagles (6-6) kept their playoff hopes alive with a 28-13 victory over the injury-riddled Washington Redskins (6-6) to close out Week 13. Here's what we learned: 1. With back-to-back wins over NFC East rivals, the Eagles have soar... more

With their playoff hopes dimming, the Cincinnati Bengals are shutting down their star wide receiver. A.J. Green was placed on injured reserve after aggravating his toe injury on Sunday, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday. ESPN first... more

The three 2018 Heisman Trophy finalists were announced on Monday evening, and they're all quarterbacks. Ohio State redshirt sophomore Dwayne Haskins, Alabama sophomore Tua Tagovailoa and Oklahoma redshirt junior Kyler Murray were named finalists fo... more

Pittsburgh lost more than a game on Sunday evening. Steelers second-year tailback James Conner suffered a lower leg injury late in the fourth quarter of Pittsburgh's 33-30 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday night. Steelers coach Mike Tomli... more


A big upset in Big D! The Dallas Cowboys (7-5) snapped the New Orleans Saints' (10-2) 10-game winning streak with a low-scoring shocker, 13-10 , at AT&T Stadium to kick off Week 13. Here's what we learned: 1. To stop the MVP favorite Drew Brees an... more

Georgia Tech is targeting a Yellow Jacket alumnus and veteran NFL coach for its vacant head coaching job. Los Angeles Chargers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt is slated to interview for the Georgia Tech head coaching gig prior to the Bolts' Su... more

Sunday marks the first time Richard Sherman will play a game in Seattle since the Seahawks, his former team of seven seasons, waived him last offseason while he was recovering from an Achilles injury. Sherman stuck it to the supposedly rebuilding '... more

It's a battle of two of the hotter teams in the NFC when the Saints visit the Cowboys tonight. Here's five things to watch for leading up to the 8:20 p.m. ET kickoff (watch the game on NFL Network, FOX or streaming on Amazon Prime Video). 1. This... more

For the second consecutive game, the division-leading Chicago Bears will be without their starting quarterback. Mitchell Trubisky is not expected to play this Sunday against the New York Giants, sources told NFL Network's Mike Garafolo. Trubisky... more

With the 4-6-1 Green Bay Packers falling steadily out of playoff contention, the wolves are coming for Aaron Rodgers, who told reporters Wednesday that there are no issues with his fundamentals and that he might have to take a few more chances down t... more

Playoff Picture: AFC NFC With Thanksgiving in the rear-view, it's time to move on to December, a time for conspicuous consumption -- but more importantly in our field, playoff prognostications. In that spirit, let's recap the state of the AF... more

The Houston Texans (8-3) kept their distance from the AFC South pack on Monday evening, running through the Tennessee Titans (5-6) en route to a 34-17 victory , Houston's eighth consecutive win. Here's what we learned: 1. What a bizarre career for... more

Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette was suspended by the NFL for one game for violations of unsportsmanlike conduct and unnecessary roughness, the league announced Monday. Fournette is set to miss Jacksonville's Week 13 test against... more

Tom Brady showed up on Wednesday's injury report but his ailment is not expected to be serious. The New England Patriots quarterback was limited by a knee injury, as were tight end Rob Gronkowski (ankle/back), guard Shaq Mason (calf) and running ba... more

Nearing the end of what is a lost season for the 2-8 Oakland Raiders, there appears to be little for their fan base to look forward to, other than acquiring a high draft pick. But Derek Carr has no interest in losing his way to a top-five selection... more

Will Joe Flacco be ready to return by this Sunday? The Ravens quarterback did not practice Wednesday after missing last Sunday's game with a hip injury. After Flacco suffered the injury in Week 9, the Ravens were hopeful the veteran QB could pla... more

The NFL is serving up a heaping helping of divisional matchup goodness for Thursday's platter of Thanksgiving Day contests. Here's a breakdown of what to watch for in Chicago Bears at Detroit Lions; Washington Redskins at Dallas Cowboys; and Atlanta... more

Lost in the madness that was last night's historic Monday Night Football game was the relative absence of Todd Gurley. A bona fide MVP candidate entering Monday evening, Gurley failed to reach the end zone for the first time all season on a night w... more

The "Game of the Year" lived up to the billing, and then some. In the highest-scoring game in Monday Night Football history and the third highest-scoring game in league history, the Los Angeles Rams (10-1) needed two late Patrick Mahomes interceptio... more

The Kansas City Chiefs had their full arsenal of receiving options available for Monday night's matchup with the Los Angeles Rams. Wide receiver Sammy Watkins started against Los Angeles after being listed as questionable with a foot injury. Watkin... more

Forget Khalil Mack or Mitchell Trubisky or Akiem Hicks. The hero of the Chicago Bears' crucial win over their NFC North rival Minnesota Vikings might have been their kicker. Fresh off of an embarrassing four-miss performance in Week 10, Bears kicke... more

Before the Oakland Raiders seized, lost, and then regained the lead in dramatic fashion in their 23-21 victory over the Arizona Cardinals, melodrama of a different kind looked to be playing out on Oakland's sideline. CBS cameras caught Raiders coa... more

Three Los Angeles Rams incurred financial penalties for misconduct during their win over the Seattle Seahawks last weekend. Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald was fined $23,395 total for grabbing Seahawks center†Justin Britt 's facemask and for hi... more

The NFL Players of the Week from Week 10 of the 2018 NFL season include a sure-fire future Hall of Famer, an up-and-coming quarterback and a neck-rolled linebacker. AFC Offensive Player of the Week: QB Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Big Ben put... more

Tickets of the moved Kansas City Chiefs-Los Angeles Rams game will become available on Wednesday, with thousands of admissions allotted to Los Angeles-area first responders. The league announced Tuesday that the contest between the league's top two... more

Manning mastered Mullens on Monday night, as the New York Giants (2-7) came back from a 10-point second-half deficit to defeat the San Francisco 49ers (2-8), 27-23 . Here's what we learned from the final game of Week 10: 1. If this was Eli Manning... more

Hue Jackson is back in Cincinnati. The former Cleveland Browns head coach is joining the Cincinnati Bengals' coaching staff as special assistant to the head coach, effective immediately, the team announced Tuesday . "I have a great comfort level... more

The New Orleans Saints might have found their Dez Bryant replacement in another veteran receiver. The Saints are bringing in wideout Brandon Marshall for another visit on Monday with the hope that they sign him, a source told NFL Network Insider Ia... more

At the tail end of a difficult week for the state of California, one of its native sons strode to his postgame press conference, more than 2,000 miles away, with his home state on his mind. Following the Green Bay Packers' decisive win over the Mia... more

Los Angeles Rams tackle Andrew Whitworth will donate his game check from this week's game against the Seattle Seahawks to the Ventura County Community Foundation's Conejo Valley Victims Fund , to support relief and recovery efforts for the families o... more

Don't expect Le'Veon Bell to show up to the Pittsburgh Steelers facility next week, or anytime this season for that matter. Despite Steelers owner Art Rooney II recently saying he's anticipating Bell's return to the facility, the team is not expec... more

We've officially entered the second half of the regular season now that every team has played at least half of its games. Which developments over the next eight weeks will spark spirited conversation around the league? Jeremy Bergman has the answers!... more

After another underwhelming loss laced with predictable play-calling and missed opportunities, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones told reporters he doesn't anticipate making any in-season coaching changes, NFL Network's Jane Slater reported. "Again, I woul... more

Marcus Mariota's steadiest game in five weeks paced the Tennessee Titans (4-4) to a 28-14 victory over the Dallas Cowboys (3-5) on Monday night to conclude Week 9. Here's what we learned: 1. The Titans didn't win a single game in the month of Oct... more

Kevin Byard channeled his inner Terrell Owens following a first-quarter interception during the Titans' 28-14 win Monday night. After picking off Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott in the end zone, the Tennessee Titans safety ran out to the... more

Fresh off of a season-defining win, the New Orleans Saints are looking to expand their receiving corps and perhaps add some All-Pro talent. The Saints are set to work out three wide receivers on Tuesday, including former Dallas Cowboys star Dez Bry... more

Jermaine Whitehead earned more than a slap on the wrist for his slap of a Patriot. The Green Bay Packers safety was ejected from Sunday night's game in New England after slapping Patriots center David Andrews in the face with an open palm in the se... more

The purge continues in Oakland. Nearly two weeks after trading Amari Cooper out of town and four days after the trade deadline passed, the Raiders are parting ways with yet another veteran figure. Oakland announced Saturday that it waived defensive... more


The Chicago Bears will embark on a critical stretch without their star offensive lineman. Bears guard Kyle Long will miss six to eight weeks after suffering a foot injury late in Chicago's win over the New York Jets on Sunday, NFL Network Insider I... more

The Los Angeles Rams have their pass rusher. L.A. acquired pass rusher Dante Fowler from the Jacksonville Jaguars in exchange for a 2019 third-round pick and a 2020 fifth-round pick, the Jags confirmed Tuesday. The Rams reportedly outbid the New... more

Ten days after being released by the New York Jets, Terrelle Pryor is back in the AFC East. The journeyman wide receiver is signing a one-year deal with the Buffalo Bills, a source involved told NFL network Insider Ian Rapoport. New York cut Pryo... more

Could Ty Montgomery's ill-fated decision to return a kick out of the end zone earn him a one-way ticket out of town? The Green Bay Packers are reportedly making the fourth-year running back available ahead of the 4 p.m. ET trade deadline Tuesday, N... more

Golden Tate has a new home in the NFC. The Detroit Lions traded the wide receiver to the Philadelphia Eagles on Tuesday for a 2019 third-round pick. Tate announced the news himself on Twitter. It‚??s been real DETROIT! I‚??ll love ya forever. Phi... more

The New England Patriots (6-2) survived a slugfest with the Buffalo Bills (2-6), eventually pulling away from their AFC East rivals, 25-6 , at New Era Field on Monday night to close out Week 8. Here's what we learned: 1. They won't all be easy, an... more

Adam Thielen's all-time great season continued on Sunday evening. The Minnesota Vikings receiver recorded his eighth straight 100-yard receiving game in their 30-20 loss to the New Orleans Saints. In doing so, Thielen tied former Detroit Lions g... more

Adam Vinatieri made history Sunday. Again. With a second-quarter 25-yard field goal against the Oakland Raiders on Sunday, the Indianapolis Colts kicker became the NFL's all-time leading scorer, surpassing Hall of Fame kicker Morten Andersen (2,544... more

Four Jacksonville Jaguars players were involved in an incident at a London nightclub early Saturday morning resulting in them being detained by police before being released, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per several sources. The four... more

At one point during the Houston Texans' 28-point second half on Thursday night, Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator Matt Burke took a look at a play on his tablet and angrily chucked it to the turf . It was that type of night for Burke's 'Fins, wh... more

Houston had few problems Thursday evening, as the Texans (5-3) extended their lead in the AFC South and their five-game winning streak with a 42-23 win over the visiting Miami Dolphins (4-4) to kick off Week 8. Here's what we learned: 1. Last we... more

The Kansas City Chiefs are no longer undefeated, but at 6-1, they still lead the pack in the AFC and continue to tear through defenses, wearing them out so much, apparently, that it affects their opponents following games. In a comprehensive articl... more

TRADE PROPOSALS: NFC AFC With the NFL trade deadline set for Tuesday, Oct. 30, Jeremy Bergman prescribes one move -- buy or sell -- for each team in the NFC to make. ARIZONA CARDINALS: Sell linebacker Deone Bucannon. GM Steve Keim might... more

Behind another confident performance by Matt Ryan, the Atlanta Falcons (3-4) kept their playoff hopes alive on Monday evening, holding on to beat the New York Giants (1-6), 23-20 , to close out Week 7. Here's what we learned: 1. What started as a... more

Surprise: Le'Veon Bell watch will continue into next week. Bell will not be reporting to the Steelers this week, a source told NFL Network's Jim Trotter. Pittsburgh franchise-tagged the running back over the offseason, but Bell has yet to show up... more

DeVante Parker is MIA in MIA and not on his own accord. The Miami Dolphins receiver has been sidelined by a quad injury for much of this season and has been held out of all but two games, while new acquisitions Albert Wilson and Danny Amendola pace... more

Vontaze Burfict has been fined. Again. In his second game back from a four-game suspension, the Cincinnati Bengals linebacker incurred $112,000 in fines stemming from multiple plays against the Pittsburgh Steelers last week that were constituted a... more

The New England Patriots likely will be without Rob Gronkowski on Sunday. The star tight end did not make the trip with the team to Chicago ahead of its clash with the Bears, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a source. The Boston Globe... more

Aaron Rodgers did it again. Thanks to the quarterback's fourth-quarter heroics, the Green Bay Packers (3-2-1) staved off an upset from C.J. Beathard and the San Francisco 49ers (1-5), 33-30 , at Lambeau Field to close out Week 6. Here's what we learn... more

Down the stretch in their 43-40 loss to the New England Patriots, the Kansas City Chiefs defense, injury-riddled and outmatched for the bulk of Sunday night, had a great opportunity to stop Tom Brady at the goal line -- and whiffed. With over five... more

In the Los Angeles Rams' sixth win of the season in as many games, Todd Gurley carried the load -- and his team -- on his way to a career day. Gurley, the reigning Offensive Player of the Year, ran for a career-high 208 yards and two touchdowns in... more

One of the Los Angeles Rams' top targets exited early against the Denver Broncos, but returned for the second half of L.A.'s 23-20 victory . Cooper Kupp was carted off the field with a knee injury in the second quarter and was initially ruled as... more

The defending champs sit at an unfamiliar 2-3. Big Blue resides in the NFC East cellar at 1-4. Is it too early for a must-win game? You be the judge. With an assist from OBJ's interview-buddy Lil Wayne and Tha Carter V, here are five areas to watc... more

Allen Hurns isn't shying away from a critical comment made following the Dallas Cowboys' overtime loss to the Houston Texans. Hurns reportedly told ESPN's Josina Anderson that the play-call on Dak Prescott's second interception -- deep curls on a... more

Devonta Freeman was back on the injury report on Wednesday, this time with a brand new ailment. The Falcons running back missed practice with a foot injury. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Freeman is battling a bone contusion and sat out... more

You might have heard. Drew Brees made a little bit of history Monday night, as the future Hall of Famer led the New Orleans Saints (4-1) to a dominant 43-19 victory over the Washington Redskins (2-2) to stay atop the NFC South. Here's what we learne... more

One sleep after coaching his Oakland Raiders to their fourth loss in five games, coach Jon Gruden was notably downtrodden at his Monday press conference. In Gruden's first season as head coach in a decade, little has gone to plan for the Raiders, w... more

The Dallas Cowboys were 10 yards away from field-goal position, 42 yards from victory in their in-state rival's building -- and they punted. On the first drive of overtime on Sunday night, faced with a fourth-and-1 on Houston's 42-yard line, Cowboy... more

The Carolina Panthers escaped defeat Sunday afternoon on the strong, strong leg of Graham Gano. Down 31-30 to the New York Giants with six seconds remaining, Gano kicked a 63-yard field goal to seal the 33-31 victory. The kick was the longest of G... more

The Dallas Cowboys are officially moving center Travis Frederick off of the active roster. Frederick was placed on injured reserve, just over six weeks after being diagnosed with Guillain-Barré syndrom e, a disorder in which the immune system atta... more

Free from Tennessee, Rishard Matthews is still in search of a new team, but that could change soon. Matthews is scheduled to have workouts with two receiver-needy teams next week: the Cleveland Browns on Monday and the Arizona Cardinals on Tuesday.... more

The Marquette King era in Denver lasted but four games. The Broncos are placing King on injured reserve and are expected to release the punter when healthy, NFL Network's James Palmer reported Saturday. King missed practice all this week with a t... more

With Andrew Luck back in the saddle in Indianapolis, the Colts' passing game has taken off. But Indy's first-year coach fears the team is relying too much on the pass and Luck's rehabilitated shoulder. "It's killing me to have to throw this much,"... more

Tom Brady and the New England Patriots (3-2) held off a fourth-quarter comeback and made history in the process on Thursday evening, defeating the Indianapolis Colts (1-4), 38-24 , to kick off Week 5. Here's what we learned: 1. Within 20 minutes o... more

Patrick Mahomes led the Kansas City Chiefs (4-0) back from a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit to keep their undefeated season alive in a 27-23 victory over the Denver Broncos on Monday Night Football in Week 4. 1. Patrick Mahomes had his moment o... more


It was a tale of two halves for Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers offense in their Sunday night loss to the Baltimore Ravens. Roethlisberger heaved for 224 passing yards and a score in a first half that included four gains of at least... more

Deep into the Jacksonville Jaguars' demolition of the New York Jets on Sunday, Jags coach Doug Marrone chose to run up the score. Following T.J. Yeldon's one-yard touchdown run on fourth-and-goal with 25 seconds left in the fourth quarter and the... more

In a back-and-forth Southern California shootout, Jared Goff and the Los Angeles Rams (4-0) outgunned Kirk Cousins and the Minnesota Vikings (1-2-1), 38-31 , on Thursday Night Football in Week 4. Here's what we learned: 1. This Rams offense is... more

One of the Los Angeles Rams' most integral defensive players will be available to play on Thursday night. Starting cornerback Marcus Peters started against the Minnesota Vikings after sustaining a calf injury on Sunday. NFL Network's Steve Wyche fi... more

The record number of roughing the passer penalties called so far this year has struck confusion and anger into pass rushers and defensive coordinators alike. How are coaches supposed to teach their players to sack quarterbacks when referees are... more

For the first time this season, the league's top two passers will not be rewarded with NFL Player of the Week honors. Patrick Mahomes and Ryan Fitzpatrick were shut out in Week 3, at least in terms of hardware, ceding their status to two more... more

For those hoping for a quick resolution to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Week 4 quarterback quandary, well, too bad. One sleep after Ryan Fitzpatrick dug the Bucs into a halftime hole he nearly pulled them out of, coach Dirk Koetter was mum on whether... more

The Green Bay Packers have acquired some reinforcements in the secondary. Green Bay is signing free-agent cornerback Bashaud Breeland to fill the roster spot of injured veteran Davon House, the team announced Wednesday. ESPN first reported the news... more

Patrick Robinson's first season back in New Orleans has been cut short by injury. The Saints cornerback is expected to be placed on injured reserve with a broken ankle suffered in New Orleans' win over Atlanta, sources told NFL Network Insider Ian... more

Whew, that was close. The Pittsburgh Steelers (1-1-1) escaped disaster on Monday night, withstanding a furious second-half comeback from Ryan Fitzpatrick to defeat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-1), 30-2 7. 1. Two years to the week that Ryan Fitzpatr... more

Rob Gronkowski confirmed Sunday night that he resisted a trade this offseason to the Detroit Lions and threatened to retire. When asked about a report that the New England Patriots were close to trading the All-Pro tight end to Detroit, Gronkowski... more

Minutes after coaching his Patriots to a second consecutive double-digit defeat, this one to his former protege on national television, Bill Belichick was less than enthused. "I've said this multiple times. I'll say it again. We need to do everythi... more

For Earl Thomas, Sunday began with reports that multiple teams -- including his opponent, the Dallas Cowboys -- were interested in opening up trade talks with the Seattle Seahawks for his services. It ended with Thomas telling reporters that he does... more

For the second consecutive week, Clay Matthews was called for a controversial roughing the passer penalty. The Green Bay Packers linebacker was flagged for a personal foul after sacking Washington Redskins quarterback Alex Smith late in the third... more

The Jacksonville Jaguars could be without stars on both sides of the ball on Sunday afternoon. Running back Leonard Fournette is questionable to play against the Tennessee Titans with the hamstring injury that kept him out of last week's win. He h... more

Can the winless Browns f-i-n-a-l-l-y break through in the W column after back-to-back near misses to start the season? Can the Jets recapture their form from their Week 1 blowout win of the Lions? Here's what to watch for in Thursday night's clash... more

The Chicago Bears announced Tuesday that players and ownership are committing more than $500,000 to local social justice programs, becoming the first team to maximize the NFL's new social justice initiative . Donation recipients with ties to social... more

Another week, another devastating injury for the Atlanta Falcons, this time on the offensive side of the ball. Starting left guard Andy Levitre was placed on injured reserve Tuesday with a torn triceps suffered against the Carolina Panthers. Levit... more

The Minnesota Vikings nearly escaped Green Bay with a win, if it weren't for three missed field goals by rookie kicker Daniel Carlson, including two in overtime. On the first drive of the fifth period, Carlson missed a 49-yard attempt after Green B... more

It's too darn hot in Jacksonville. Sunday's Patriots-Jaguars clash set all types of weather-related records. At 97 degrees, the game was the hottest at kickoff in both Pats and Jags history. It's 97 degrees, officially the hottest game in #Patri... more

During Jalen Ramsey's non-stop offseason feature blitz, the Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback took aim at the best tight end in the game. In an article published last month, Ramsey said of New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski to ESPN's Mina... more

Most fans you'll find in the stands, cheering on their professional football team of choice from a distance and wearing their club's apparel with the hope that one day they can be included in the organization's successes and failures. James Brown w... more

Baltimore's leading rusher from its season-opening demolition of the Bills won't return to the field for some time. The Ravens placed running back Kenneth Dixon on injured reserve with a knee injury. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported earl... more

The Josh Allen era in Buffalo will begin in earnest this Sunday. Bills coach Sean McDermott announced Wednesday that the rookie quarterback will start Buffalo's Week 2 home opener against the Los Angeles Chargers under center. "It's the right mov... more

The night could not have started off worse for Sam Darnold. On the very first pass of his career, the New York Jets quarterback rolled out to his right, only to throw a prayer back across his body into the hands of Detroit Lions safety Quandre Digg... more

The Monday Night Football double-header is a Week 1 tradition. Here's what we've learned so far: Los Angeles Rams 33, Oakland Raiders 13 1. After a humbling low-wattage first-half performance, Sean McVay and the Rams rebounded in the second h... more

Josh Gordon's return to the field on Sunday after another turbulent offseason was a welcome sight for Browns fans and supporters of his around the league. But Gordon wasn't supposed to see game action so soon. On Cleveland's first offensive play of... more

Is Aaron Rodgers a god among men? If Sunday night's epic performance is any indication, perhaps he is. Just an hour after suffering what looked to be a catastrophic knee injury, Aaron Rodgers returned to the field for a second-half comeback for the... more

Doug Baldwin came into Sunday's season opener with a knee issue, and he left it with another one. Seahawks coach Pete Carroll told reporters that Baldwin suffered an MCL sprain in Seattle's loss to the Broncos. Baldwin has held out for most of th... more

The Panthers won their season-opener for a second consecutive season, but they might have lost their starting tight end for an extended period. Panthers tight end Greg Olsen suffered a foot injury in the first half of Carolina's 16-8 win Sunday.... more

The Jacksonville Jaguars lost their workhorse for the majority of their season opener, but were able to start the season with a W anyway. Star running back Leonard Fournette was ruled out against the New York Giants with a hamstring injury suffered... more

Earl Thomas is officially back. Days removed from returning to the Seattle Seahawks facility from his holdout, the safety was activated to the active roster Saturday. Thomas will start against the Denver Broncos on Sunday, NFL Network Insider Ian... more

Le'Veon Bell was a no-show Saturday as the Pittsburgh Steelers boarded their buses to Cleveland for their season opener. In the middle of a prolonged contract dispute, the running back did not show up to the Steelers facility in time to join the te... more

Cincinnati's contract extension blitz continued on Saturday. The Bengals signed wide receiver and returner extraordinaire Alex Erickson to a two-year extension through 2020, the team announced. Erickson's extension is worth $4.68 million, plus... more

Could the Carolina Panthers start the season without Cam Newton's top target in tow? Tight end Greg Olsen was added to Carolina's injury report Saturday with a back injury. He was listed as questionable to play against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday,... more

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll was not bothered Friday when asked about a Sports Illustrated report exploring a schism inside Seattle's locker room, telling reporters he prefers to focus on what he can control in the here and now. The story delved int... more

The Philadelphia Eagles (1-0) mounted their title defense with an 18-12 victory over the Atlanta Falcons (0-1) on Thursday night. It wasn't easy, and it sure as heck wasn't pretty. Here's what we learned: 1. The same teams. The same location. The... more

Editor's note: An previous version of this story stated Cooper's comments were related to Khalil Mack no longer being on the team. Cooper's statement was centered on the Raiders looking to keep up with the Rams' offense. Raiders fans aren't the on... more

Football is back ... finally! The defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles kick off the 2018 season Thursday night when the Atlanta Falcons roll into The Linc. Will Julio Jones and Co. be able to avenge their divisional round loss, or will P... more

Earl Thomas was in Seattle this week, but don't expect him to return to the Seahawks' facility ahead of their Week 1 clash with the Denver Broncos. Thomas has stayed away from Seattle all offseason as he awaits a new contract or a trade out of town... more

Martavis Bryant's short time in Oakland has come to a close, and he is unlikely to see a football field anytime soon. The wide receiver was waived by the Raiders on Saturday and is facing yet another suspension from the league, pending appeal, sou... more

Carson Wentz's season debut will have to wait at least one more week. The Philadelphia Eagles plan to start Nick Foles at quarterback for their season opener against the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday night, sources told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapopo... more

Just days after locking down two of their star defensive linemen for the long haul, the Cincinnati Bengals are saying goodbye to one of their longer-tenured. Cincinnati released 10-year veteran Michael Johnson on Saturday, ending his second of two... more

Roberto Aguayo is back on the open market. The Los Angeles Chargers waived the journeyman kicker Saturday, ESPN's Field Yates reported, signaling that Caleb Sturgis has won the kicker battle in Carson. Aguayo, the infamous 2016 second-round pick... more


The Tennessee Titans could be without their prized rookie linebacker for the season opener. Second-round linebacker Harold Landry was diagnosed with a mid-to-high ankle sprain, a source told NFL Network's Tom Pelissero, after the rookie received a... more

A third team has given up on the Christian Hackenberg experience. The Philadelphia Eagles waived the embattled former second-round quarterback, sources told NFL Network's Tom Pelissero on Friday, one day after his lone preseason game with the club.... more

NFC West AFC East NFC East AFC North NFC North AFC West AFC South NFC South With the dawn of a new NFL season almost upon us, we're going division by division to highlight the players and storylines to watch in 2018. Jeremy... more

In his first presser since suffering a knee injury that kept him out of the preseason, Doug Baldwin was optimistic that he will play Week 1, but not that he'll feel 100 percent by then or by the end of the season. "I haven't felt 100 percent since... more

While Aaron Donald awaits a new deal from the Los Angeles Rams, the Cincinnati Bengals are taking care of their two stars along the defensive line. Cincinnati signed two-time All-Pro defensive tackle Geno Atkins and two-time Pro Bowl defensive end... more

AFC East NFC East AFC North NFC North AFC West NFC West AFC South NFC South With the dawn of a new NFL season almost upon us, we're going division by division to highlight the players and storylines to watch in 2018. Jeremy... more

Travis Frederick's timetable to return to football is still unclear. Since being diagnosed with Guillain-Barré syndrome last week, the Dallas Cowboys center has worked out with the team and was out watching practice on Tuesday. But NFL Network In... more

The Dallas Cowboys have won three Super Bowls during the Jerry Jones era, but none since 1996. Twenty-two years is a long-enough wait for Jones, who said Tuesday that he wouldn't hesitate to part with a sizable sum to win another title. "It would b... more

We had to wait a little bit longer for the start of the 2018 NFL season. The start time of the Atlanta Falcons-Philadelphia Eagles Kickoff Game at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia was pushed back due to inclement weather. The game, originall... more

The Oakland Raiders are moving on from Obi Melifonwu after less than 16 months with the organization. Oakland waived/injured their 2017 second-round selection on Thursday while simultaneously confirming the signing of veteran cornerback Dominique... more

Mike Tomlin is wary of technology, and he's resorting to extraordinary measures to protect his team against the threat of the robots. When asked Thursday by reporters about the construction of a tarp hanging near one of the practice fields at the U... more

The Oakland Raiders are reaching out to a 11-year veteran for help in their secondary. Oakland signed former New York Giants cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie on Thursday after the defensive back worked out for the organization on Wednesday,... more

One of the Carolina Panthers' greatest sack artists is calling it quits. Charles Johnson announced his retirement from the NFL in a statement released by the Panthers on Wednesday. Johnson had one year remaining on his contract. Johnson played th... more

If you came here looking for a direct war of words between Dougs, you're in the wrong place. Jaguars coach Doug Marrone didn't take issue with statements from Eagles coach Doug Pederson critical of how Jacksonville managed the clock in its AFC... more

What can we learn about the first-round rookie quarterbacks through two weeks of preseason play? Box scores, "every throw" highlight packages and cliche-ridden post-game pressers can only tell you so much. That's why Next Gen Stats is here. With the... more

Were you too busy watching the MTV Video Music Awards to catch up on your preseason football? Don't worry. We've got you covered. Here's what you need to know from the Baltimore Ravens' 20-19 win over the Indianapolis Colts † in their Preseason Week... more

Josh Allen is one step closer to being named the Buffalo Bills' Week 1 starter. The team announced on Monday that the rookie quarterback will start Buffalo's all-important third preseason game against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday. This will b... more

Aaron Rodgers is reportedly "creeping" toward a mega-extension from the Green Bay Packers, one that could reset the quarterback market and potentially change the language of future deals league-wide. But while he pursues the mythical fully guarante... more

The injury bug bit the Chicago Bears on both sides of the ball on Saturday evening. Bears pass rusher Leonard Floyd was ruled out of Chicago's preseason game against the Denver Broncos in the second quarter with a hand injury. Floyd's injury came... more

One of Houston's starting cornerbacks hit the showers early on Saturday. Texans corner Kevin Johnson left Houston's preseason tilt against the San Francisco 49ers†early in the first quarter after suffering a concussion. Johnson fell awkwardly aft... more

Another wrinkle has been thrown into the Buffalo Bills' quarterback quagmire. The team announced that AJ McCarron suffered a right shoulder injury during Buffalo's 19-17 preseason win over the Cleveland Browns on Friday night. Bills coach Sean... more

Sam Darnold is used to the praise by now. It came from college coaches and teammates at USC, draft gurus †at the combine and his pro day and most recently his co-workers in Florham Park . But just one preseason game and a handful of joint practice... more

Hack is back. The Philadelphia Eagles signed former New York Jets second-round pick Christian Hackenberg on Sunday. Hackenberg had been unemployed for nearly two months before signing with Philly. After two disappointing seasons in the Big Apple,... more

The Jacksonville Jaguars have suspended two of their top defensive players. Jacksonville banned cornerback Jalen Ramsey and defensive end Dante Fowler for one week for "violating team rules and conduct unbecoming of a Jaguars football player," the... more

For the first time in 19 months on Thursday night, Andrew Luck played in an NFL game -- and had fun doing so. In his first game back since a shoulder injury derailed his 2017 season, Luck led two scoring drives in the Colts' 19-17 preseason victory... more

Less than a week after Bills receiver Kelvin Benjamin criticized his former quarterback Cam Newton in the press, Newton confronted Benjamin face to face. Ahead of the Panthers' preseason opener with the Bills at New Era Stadium in Orchard Park, New... more

For the second straight summer, Donald Penn's contract is the focus of conversation at Raiders camp. The left tackle, currently sidelined on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list while recovering from Lisfranc surgery, has been asked to take... more

Faye Spanos, wife of Los Angeles Chargers owner Alex Spanos and "matriarch" of the Spanos family, died at the age of 92, the organization announced Wednesday. "Faye was the essence of grace, compassion, humility, and kindness," the Spanos family sa... more

Earl Thomas is in Texas, but not to join the Dallas Cowboys. At least, not yet. Thomas showed up at the University of Texas' fifth practice of fall camp in Austin on Wednesday, per multiple reports, and was seen with fellow former†Longhorn and NFL... more

In the NFL world, August is a month that's annually packed with predictions: breakout players, breakthrough teams and so on. But all that future-casting is geared toward the coming fall and winter. What can we expect in the remaining days of summer?... more

Contract negotiations between Odell Beckham and the Giants reportedly accelerated this week, and the receiver expressed hope Saturday that his desired extension is coming in the very near future. "They'll get it done when they get it done," Beckha... more

Entering his first full season in Buffalo, Kelvin Benjamin is still going to Carolina in his mind. In an interview with The Athletic's Tim Graham, the Bills receiver rehashed his tumultuous four-year stint with the Panthers, the organization that... more

The Pro Bowl is heading back to Central Florida. For the third consecutive season, the Pro Bowl presented by Verizon will be held at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Fla. The game will take place on Jan. 27, 2019 and will be broadcast on ESPN, E... more


If his online odyssey this weekend is any indication, Dez Bryant won't be playing in Dallas in 2018 -- or any time soon, for that matter. But where will the All-Pro receiver land? Bryant and the Browns reportedly have mutual interest and are expec... more

For the second consecutive summer, Le'Veon Bell is keeping his distance from Steelers training camp. The Steelers running back is skipping camp once again after he and Pittsburgh's front office failed to come to an agreement on a long-term deal bef... more

The Minnesota Vikings are replacing the late Tony Sparano with a pair of offensive line coaches. Vikings coach Mike Zimmer announced Saturday that tight ends coach Clancy Barone and assistant offensive line coach Andrew Janocko will split offensive... more

Delanie Walker is staying in Nashville for at least three more seasons. The 33-year-old tight end signed a two-year extension with the Tennessee Titans on Friday, the team announced. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported that Walker's extension... more

It's a three-for-all at running back in D.C. The Washington Redskins enter camp with a slew of questions on an offense full of new faces, but none is more pressing or presently unanswerable than who will start at tailback alongside dual-threat virt... more

The New England Patriots reported to training camp this week -- with no exceptions. After an offseason chock with talk surrounding Pats offensive stars Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski's supposed dissatisfaction with the organization and their absences... more

The intrigue and optimism around this year's Chicago Bears extends to every corner of the offense, from receiving acquisitions Allen Robinson, Taylor Gabriel and Trey Burton to emerging coaching minds Matt Nagy and Mark Helfrich. But lost in the hu... more

With training camps set to open en masse next week, two rehabbing free agents are still looking for their next landing spots. Former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Eli Rogers is scheduled to visit the Kansas City Chiefs, Cleveland Browns and Oak... more

In a flag-football battle between purported Pros and Joes on Thursday night, the roles were reversed. Fighting Cancer, the champion of America's bracket and supposed "amateurs," defeated Godspeed, the Professional Champion, 26-6, in the American Fl... more

Nick Foles might not start the season at No. 1 on the Eagles' depth chart, but he will close out the offseason atop at least one list. The Eagles quarterback and Super Bowl LII MVP was the top seller for all league-licensed product sold from March... more

AFC: East North South West NFC: North South West East Training camp is quickly approaching, which means it's time to preview the most exciting part of the summer. With camps opening later this month, Jeremy Bergman, Herbie... more

The Ultimate Final of the American Flag Football League is set. Fighting Cancer will meet Seneca Wallace's Godspeed on Thursday in Houston with $1 million at stake. Both sides emerged victorious in Saturday's Dual Finals where Fighting Cancer was... more

Brandon Bryant didn't have to wait long to be acquired after being passed over in Wednesday's supplemental draft. The New York Jets are expected to sign the former Mississippi State safety, a source told NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. Bryant was on... more

NFC: East North South West AFC: East North South West Training camp is quickly approaching, which means it's time to preview the most exciting part of the summer. With camps opening later this month, Jeremy Bergman, Herbie T... more

The King might have left Cleveland this week, but Christian Kirksey thinks his Browns are primed to assume his vacated throne. Entering his fifth season in Cleveland, the Browns linebacker has seen his fair share of losing rosters. But Kirksey gus... more

Julian Edelman will officially miss the first four games of the 2018 season. The New England Patriots wide receiver's appeal of his four-game suspension was denied, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday. Edelman's ban stems from a viola... more

The Arizona Cardinals can't get enough of their hot-shot rookie quarterback. New coach Steve Wilks said in May that the likelihood of 10th overall pick Josh Rosen starting in 2018 isn't a longshot and gushed to reporters that the signal-caller has... more


With the 2018 World Cup upon us, Jeremy Bergman and Adam Rank are divvying up the NFL and selecting the top 11 -- or in, yes, FOOTBALL parlance, all-time XI -- players from each of the 32 teams' history. Today, Bergman presents the top XI for each... more

With the 2018 World Cup upon us, Jeremy Bergman and Adam Rank are divvying up the NFL and selecting the top 11 -- or in, yes, FOOTBALL parlance, all-time XI -- players from each of the 32 teams' history. Today, Bergman presents the top XI for each... more

In a wide-ranging interview with Oprah Winfrey broadcast on OWN this weekend, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady stared into the abyss of retirement and acknowledged his football mortality, but provided no real timetable for the end of his st... more

When the Buffalo Bills return for training camp in July, there will be question marks littered all over their offensive formation. Who's starting under center? How will Buffalo fill its three vacancies along the offensive line? Behind Kelvin Benjam... more

With the 2018 World Cup upon us, Jeremy Bergman and Adam Rank are divvying up the NFL and selecting the top 11 -- or in, yes, FOOTBALL parlance, all-time XI -- players from each of the 32 teams' history. Today, Bergman presents the top XI for each... more

When new Cleveland Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry told reporters last week Cleveland's quarterback situation is "a lot better" that what he had with Ryan Tannehill in Miami, he wasn't mincing his words, and he wasn't kidding. Landry doubled dow... more

The Seattle Seahawks kicked off mandatory minicamps Tuesday, but took the field without their senior presence on defense. Two days after three-time All-Pro safety Earl Thomas announced via tweet that he does not intend to attend minicamp or any OTA... more

When you think of the greatest receiving groups in the league today, who do you immediately envision? There's Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen in Minnesota (2,145 combined yards in 2017); Marvin Jones and Golden Tate in Motown (2,104); Antonio Brown a... more

The Atlanta Falcons are shipping out overseas to visit the troops. The franchise announced Tuesday that team leaders will embark on a USO tour †before the 2018 season to visit active duty service members at three military bases in Iraq. The Falcons... more

With the 2018 World Cup upon us, Jeremy Bergman and Adam Rank are divvying up the NFL and selecting the top 11 -- or in, yes, FOOTBALL parlance, all-time XI -- players from each of the 32 teams' history. Today, Jeremy Bergman presents the top XI fo... more

For the second time in five months, Gronkowski came up just short. Gronkowski the horse, partially owned by New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, finished second behind Triple Crown winner Justify in the Belmont Stakes on Saturday. Gronk... more

One day after re-signing with the Chicago Bears, Zach Miller has been shelved for the season. The tight end was placed on the reserve/PUP list on Tuesday, which effectively ends his season before it begins. Miller is still recovering from a career-... more


The Kansas City Chiefs acquired Sammy Watkins this offseason to stretch the field and bring even more speed to an offense already stockpiled with versatile weapons. But in signing the wideout to a three-year deal, has Kansas City also found its next... more

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have their first-round pick under wraps. Tampa Bay signed†defensive tackle Vita Vea to his four-year rookie contract Thursday, the team announced. As with all first-round rookie contracts, Vea's deal will include a fifth-ye... more

AFC QUESTIONS NFC QUESTIONS After building their rosters over the last few months, all 32 teams possess at least one concern heading into the 2018 season. Now that we're post-draft, let's take a look at some summer subplots. Today, Jeremy Be... more

If there was any doubt that the players in the Los Angeles Rams' locker room†believe Aaron Donald deserves a raise, let Marcus Peters set the record straight. "Pay the man," the new Rams cornerback said bluntly Monday. "I mean, s---. I mean, you wi... more

Mark Ingram's four-game suspension to start the 2018 season will put the bulk of the rushing responsibilities on the legs of second-year tailback Alvin Kamara. With Kamara's work load expected to grow thanks to Ingram's absence, the hype is buildin... more

Shaquem Griffin is ready for the next chapter in his Cinderella story. The Seattle Seahawks signed their fifth-round pick to his four-year rookie deal, the team announced Thursday. NFL NEtwork's Mike Garafolo adds the deal is worth $2.8 million ov... more

Cleveland Browns fans know the hard knock life. So it's only fitting that, on the heels of a historic 1-31 stretch, their team will be featured on Hard Knocks . HBO and NFL Films announced Thursday that the Browns will be the 10th franchise to be... more

Rashaad Penny just made some dollars. The Seattle Seahawks signed their 2018 first-round pick to his rookie deal, the team announced Wednesday. The four-year contract is worth $10.8 million and includes a $5.9 million signing bonus, a source inform... more

Lane Johnson is a world champion, the star right tackle of the unquestioned victors of Super Bowl LII. But Johnson remains peeved by how the New England Patriots treated his Philadelphia Eagles in the lead-up to February's big game. "Here's what pi... more

Arizona Cardinals rookie wide receiver Christian Kirk was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and property damage in Scottsdale, Ari. on Feb. 3, nearly three months before Arizona selected him in the 2018 NFL Draft. Kirk was seen throwing... more

Don't expect to see Maliek Collins until training camp at the earliest. The Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle underwent surgery†Monday to repair the fifth metatarsal†on his broken foot. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports Collins will start... more

The New Orleans Saints paid the Green Bay Packers an arm and a leg to move up to No. 14 in April's draft to select Marcus Davenport. Now, New Orleans is paying the rookie defensive end. The Saints signed Davenport to a four-year contract Thursday n... more

It took just one day back in the Arizona Cardinals facility for Josh Rosen to sign his rookie deal. The No. 10 overall pick in the 2018 draft signed his four-year rookie contract Thursday, one day before the Cardinals are to begin their three-day r... more

Rob Gronkowski assured the New England Patriots two weeks ago that he is intent on playing for the franchise in 2018. After reportedly flirting this offseason with a second career on the big screen, in the professional wrestling ring or most recent... more

We're only two days into minicamp season, but it's already fair to wonder in Baltimore: How do the Ravens plan to use Lamar Jackson, their dangerously mobile rookie quarterback, this season with such an inert signal-caller in Joe Flacco starting unde... more

Orlando Franklin is calling it quits. The former Broncos and Chargers offensive lineman announced Saturday that he is retiring after seven seasons in the NFL. After one campaign in Washington, Franklin was released by the Redskins this week. The... more

Just one day after the New York Jets sent him packing , Bryce Petty has landed back in the AFC East. The Miami Dolphins claimed the fourth-year quarterback off waivers on Friday, per the league transaction wire. Petty joins a quarterback room al... more

One of football's greatest journalists is changing jobs. Peter King is leaving Sports Illustrated and The MMQB to join NBC Sports. King was a senior writer at SI †for 29 years and the founder of The MMQB. He was hailed by SI editor-in-chief Chris... more

When the Pittsburgh Steelers selected Mason Rudolph in the third round of the 2018 NFL Draft last weekend, it appeared that Pittsburgh was finally selecting the heir to Ben Roethlisberger. After all, Pittsburgh's confidence in Rudolph is well-docum... more


"The Top 100 Players of 2018" kicks off with a doubleheader starting at 9 p.m. ET on NFL Network on Monday. The first episode will reveal the players who were ranked from 100 to 91, with the players ranked 90 to 81 following immediately after at 10 p... more

ARLINGTON, Texas -- A placekicker is off the board for the first time this weekend, and he's heading to Minneapolis. The Minnesota Vikings traded two sixth-round picks to the New York Jets for the opportunity to select Auburn kicker Daniel Carlson... more

ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Detroit Lions picked up a high-value offensive lineman in the fifth round on Saturday. Detroit selected Oregon tackle/guard Tyrell Crosby with the 15th pick in the fifth round and the 153rd overall selection. Crosby was rank... more

Derrius Guice's precipitous fall down draft boards was the dominant storyline of Day 2 of the 2018 NFL Draft. Regarded as the second- or third-best running back on the board, Guice tumbled until the 59th overall selection, when the Washington Redsk... more

ARLINGTON, Tex. -- Jimmy Garoppolo has a new receiving target. The San Francisco 49ers selected Washington wide receiver and returner extraordinaire Dante Pettis with the 44th pick in the 2018 draft. The Niners traded up with the Washington Redskin... more

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Courtland Sutton is heading to the other Big D. The Denver Broncos selected the SMU wide receiver with the 40th pick in the 2018 draft and the eighth selection of the second round. The first WR taken on Friday evening, Sutton... more

ARLINGTON, TEXAS -- At the tail-end of a day when the conversation surrounding Josh Allen fixated on how far he would fall, the Buffalo Bills made sure that the polarizing Wyoming prospect didn't drop too far from their grasp. The Bills traded two... more

Around The NFL's Jeremy Bergman is on the ground in Dallas, roving from one pre-draft event to another to chronicle the stories of the draft's top prospects. Their paths converge Thursday night at AT&T Stadium. These are their tales: Bradley Chubb... more

ARLINGTON, Texas -- To no one's surprise, the four quarterbacks in Dallas this week hogged all the attention at Wednesday's Play Football event; four six-foot-something man-planets with media-member moons gravitating toward each of them. Every one... more

Shaq Thompson is staying in Charlotte for at least another year. The Carolina Panthers are picking up the starting linebacker's fifth-year option, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday. The Panthers confirmed the move Tuesday. Thompson i... more

Rob Gronkowski's horse might not make it out of the gate next Saturday. Gronkowski, a horse named after and partly owned by the New England Patriots tight end, suffered an unspecified "setback" in his run-up toward the Kentucky Derby, trainer Jerem... more

Like the hundreds of thousands of Green Bay Packers fans who cheer him on on Sundays, Aaron Rodgers is now a partial owner of a professional franchise. The Packers quarterback and Wisconsin sports fanatic joined the ownership group of the NBA's... more

The Super Bowl MVP is getting a raise. The Philadelphia Eagles and backup quarterback Nick Foles have agreed to a revised contract for the 2018 season that includes a mutual option for 2019, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported Friday, per two sour... more

Joe Montana and Jerry Rice. Peyton Manning and Marvin Harrison. Deshaun Watson and DeAndre Hopkins? Watson has played only one season -- and barely that -- with the Houston Texans, but Hopkins is already convinced that their quarterback-wide receiv... more

The Philadelphia Eagles released Daryl Worley on Sunday after the cornerback was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence along with weapons and disorderly conduct charges, Philadelphia police confirmed to Worley's arrest was f... more

The Kansas City Chiefs have added yet another running back to an already crowded backfield. Former Arizona Cardinals running back Kerwynn Williams is signing a one-year deal with K.C., a source told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. Williams report... more

Dez Bryant was irked Friday night following his release for, among other things, not being named captain during his nine-year tenure in Dallas. The former Cowboys receiver told NFL Network's Jane Slater regarding the "Garrett Guys" who he claims a... more

The Sanchize has been sanctioned. Free-agent quarterback Mark Sanchez was suspended by the NFL on Friday for the first four games of the 2018 season for violating the league's policy of performance-enhancing substances. Sanchez released a stateme... more

Breakups aren't easy, especially those that come after an eight-year relationship. Dez Bryant learned that the hard way on Friday. Following his release from the Dallas Cowboys, Bryant took to Twitter to express his thought process post-schism.... more

The Baltimore Ravens surprised folks when they signed Robert Griffin III last week to a one-year deal. The former Washington Redskins second-overall pick spent 2017 out of football after a forgettable year with the Cleveland Browns, and had barely... more

Marquette King's unceremonious departure from the Oakland Raiders and signing with the division-rival Denver Broncos has enflamed tensions between King and some of his former teammates. The punter said immediately after signing his deal with Denve... more

The Tennessee Titans are adding some needed depth at the wide receiver position. Tennessee agreed to terms with former Baltimore Ravens receiver Michael Campanaro on Tuesday, the team announced. Baltimore selected Campanaro, a 5-foot-9... more

AFC QUESTIONS NFC QUESTIONS The 2018 NFL Draft will be held April 26-28 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. As we hurtle toward the offseason's marquee event, Jeremy Bergman examines one pressing question for each NFC team. Arizona Cardi... more

Josh Rosen has been criticized from all corners of the draft evalu-sphere for everything from coming from a well-off family and having opinions about things outside of football to enjoying a dorm-room hot tub and being a "millennial." In an inter... more

Add Sam Darnold to the growing list of quarterbacks who are passing through Florham Park this month. The USC quarterback is expected to visit the New York Jets' facility in the coming days, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported, per a source informe... more

After losing out on the Ndamukong Suh sweepstakes, the Tennessee Titans have moved on to Plan B at defensive tackle. Tennessee announced Sunday that it has agreed to terms with former Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle Ben... more

For the first time in over two years on Saturday, Johnny Manziel took snaps in a competitive football game. Playing in The Spring League in Austin, Texas, Manziel quarterbacked the South team for around two quarters in total, completing more than 5... more

Straining their salary-cap space to the very last dollar, the Los Angeles Rams have acquired big contract after big contract, all the while apparently avoiding the All-Pro elephant in the room, Aaron Donald. But according to Rams general manager Le... more

Tasked with eventually finding Eli Manning's successor, the New York Giants have not hinted that they will select one of the top four quarterbacks with the second overall pick in this month's draft. This week, Big Blue is hosting two position players... more

NFC: NORTH EAST WEST SOUTH RANKS AFC: NORTH EAST WEST SOUTH RANKS Our Roster Reset series takes a division-by-division look at where things stand across the league heading into the 2018 NFL Draft. Jeremy Bergman exami... more

One day after felony charges against their leading receiver from 2017 were dropped, the New York Jets welcomed back their top wideout from 2016. Quincy Enunwa signed his restricted free-agent tender on Wednesday, keeping him under contract with Ga... more

Brandin Cooks has yet to be introduced as the newest member of the Los Angeles Rams -- that unveiling is set for Thursday -- but the organization is already scheming to keep the wideout in Southern California for the long haul. The Rams intend to s... more

The Angelenos are in Berea. After having Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield in for a visit earlier this week, the Cleveland Browns are hosting USC QB Sam Darnold on Wednesday and UCLA QB Josh Rosen on Thursday, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport... more

Add another name to the growing list of draft-eligible quarterbacks taking visits to Cleveland. In addition to the prospective top-four signal-callers, Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson will visit the Browns as well, who boast the first and four... more


The talk during Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson's pro day revolved around the Heisman winner's supposed inaccessibility to teams trying to arrange meetings. At least one club had no trouble sitting down with Jackson on Thursday. The Los Angele... more

One of the great stories of the combine and of this season's draft process will culminate in Dallas next month. UCF linebacker Shaquem Griffin has been invited to the 2018 NFL Draft (Apr. 26-28) and told NFL Network's Tom Pelissero following UCF'... more

In the aftermath of the Minnesota Miracle , there was mass confusion. The suddenly victorious Minnesota Vikings were giving on-field interviews, while the New Orleans Saints were slowly trudging off the field and into the locker room. But there was... more

The best remaining player in free agency has made a decision on where he'll be playing for at least the next year. Ndamukong Suh is signing with the Los Angeles Rams on a one-year, $14 million deal, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday.... more

The Black Unicorn is riding off into a technicolor sunset. Recently released by the New England Patriots, Martellus Bennett indicated in a tweet Friday evening that he is retiring from football to focus on his "life's work" as the founder of The... more

The Los Angeles Chargers will be without one of their top defensive players for a quarter of the 2018 season. Defensive tackle Corey Liuget was suspended Friday for the first four games for next season for violating the league's policy on... more

Count 13 NFL clubs as witnesses to ComebackSZN . Former Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel participated in the University of San Diego's pro day Thursday with scouts from at least 13 NFL teams in attendance, according to ESPN's Eric D.... more

Having Deshaun Watson in the building has not precluded the Houston Texans from exploring any and all options at quarterback. Houston hosted Louisville QB Lamar Jackson for a private workout on Wednesday, a source told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapop... more

If Teddy Bridgewater is the answer at quarterback for the New York Jets, then he has to clear up questions about his surgically repaired knee. In his introductory conference call with reporters Wednesday, Bridgewater failed to do so. When asked if... more

Ndamukong Suh's free agency tour will not be making a stop in the East Bay. The free-agent defensive tackle cancelled his scheduled visit Wednesday with the Oakland Raiders and returned home to Portland to mull his options, sources told NFL Network... more

Sam Darnold's rain-soaked pro day workout drew raves from scouts and NFL Network analysts and attendance from nearly every team in the league, including the Cleveland Browns and the New York Giants, the two clubs at the top of the draft. Darnold to... more

Baker Mayfield is making the rounds. The Oklahoma quarterback is in the middle of a busy week of workouts. Mayfield is working out for Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase on Wednesday, just two days after auditioning for the Buffalo Bills on Monday, NFL... more

Bashaud Breeland's deal with the Carolina Panthers is null and void. The former Washington Redskins cornerback failed his physical Friday and will not sign with Carolina, the team announced. The Panthers said that Breeland failed the team's evaluat... more

In the middle of Tuesday's frenzied negotiating period, the Arizona Cardinals' acquisition of Sam Bradford sent shockwaves across the football world. Not because the quarterback-less Cards took a chance on a former first-overall pick , but because th... more

AJ McCarron finally found a home. The Buffalo Bills announced Wednesday night that they have agreed to terms with McCarron on a two-year deal. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported that McCarron will earn at least $10 million over two years wit... more

Patrick Robinson is heading back to the Bayou. The Super Bowl champion is leaving the Philadelphia Eagles after just one season to return to the team that drafted him, the New Orleans Saints. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday, per... more

Sitting out Washington's pro day on Saturday wasn't the ideal situation for Dante Pettis , but it did allow the injured wideout to spend quality time with some receiver-needy teams. Pettis told that during Saturday's festivities he spoke to... more

For Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, it was either "pay cut" or get cut. On Sunday, he chose the latter. The New York Giants decided Sunday to release the veteran cornerback , and Rodgers-Cromartie confirmed his departure on social media: Once a Gian... more

The Cleveland Browns have been dethroned. Following a flurry of trades over a 48-hour span , Cleveland's stranglehold atop the salary cap space leaderboard is no more. Three days before the beginning of free agency, and one sleep before the start... more

Dante Pettis wants to run for NFL teams at some point before next month's draft, but it won't be this weekend. After sitting out drills at the NFL Scouting Combine last week due to an ankle injury, Pettis told that he will not work out at... more

Ronald Jones's combine workout was cut short. The USC running back pulled up with a strained hamstring on his first and only 40-yard dash attempt on Friday. He ran a 4.66 unofficially after pulling up 20 yards into his dash. Jones is officially d... more

Day 1: OL, RB Day 2: QB, WR, TE Day 3: DL, LB The 2018 NFL Scouting Combine is underway, which means broad and vertical jumps, 20- and 60-yard shuttles and all the Mike Mayock insight that's fit to print. On Day 1 of the combine drills,... more

One of the top offensive linemen in the draft suffered a setback Thursday. Ohio State offensive lineman Billy Price suffered a partially torn pectoral muscle while participating in the bench press, sources told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport and... more

Could Lamar Jackson pull double duty this weekend in Indianapolis? Multiple NFL teams have requested for the dual-threat Lousiville quarterback to work out as a wide receiver, in addition to working out as a QB, Good Morning Football's Peter Schrag... more

Saquon Barkley set the NFL Scouting Combine ablaze on Thursday with his viral bench press and impressive media session. The Penn State running back is expected to be the first tailback taken in the draft, or, if things break right, the first player... more

Waiting for the Atlanta Falcons to re-sign Matt Ryan and reset the quarterback market? Don't hold your breath. Even though the Falcons would like to dictate the pace of the inevitable QB carousel, as NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednes... more

Don't look now, but a future Hall of Famer is on the market. Indianapolis Colts honchos confirmed Wednesday that veteran running back Frank Gore will not return to the team in 2018. "I am aware that [general manager] Chris Ballard and Frank did h... more

Amid rumors and reports that the Miami Dolphins are considering a move away from Ryan Tannehill, Dolphins coach Adam Gase declared Wednesday that there is little to that speculation. When asked whether Tannehill would have an issue if Miami drafte... more


Newly reinstated into the league after a year-long hiatus, Su'a Cravens might be moving locales. The Denver Broncos are in talks with the Washington Redskins to trade for Cravens, sources informed of the situation told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapop... more

Rob Gronkowski might wander into a onesie in the WWE ring or a starring role on the silver screen some day, but not in the immediate future. Gronk is expected to return to football for the 2018 season and is not expected to retire, NFL Network Insi... more

Hit the road, Mo. The New York Jets informed defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson of his release on Wednesday, the team announced. In 2016, Wilkerson signed a five-year, $86 million extension with the Jets. Two disappointing seasons and $36.8 mil... more

Fake news. Overused memes. Star wide receivers expressing disinterest in preseason snaps. In this upside-down world we live in, New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman knows one thing is for sure: The internet is the bad place. "Let me tell... more

The Mike Glennon era lasted nary a year in Chicago. Bears general manager Ryan Pace announced Wednesday that the team will release the backup quarterback at the start of the league year on March 14. After letting go of Jay Cutler last offseason,... more

Danny Amendola wants to stay in Foxborough. The New England Patriots wide receiver said Tuesday at a Bryant University Q&A that, at 32 years old, he definitely wants to play next year, and do so for the Pats. "I'm a free agent this year, so let's... more

Before Kirk Cousins and Drew Brees sign with their respective clubs this offseason, might Aaron Rodgers beat them toward setting the market rate? The Green Bay Packers are making progress on signing Rodgers to a new contract, Packers president Mar... more

The NFL is reportedly looking at implementing a number of rule changes, some expected (clarifying the catch rule) and some not so. One of the surprising proposals offered by the NFL Competition Committee is to change the penalty for defensive pass... more

The consensus top quarterback of this year's draft class won't throw at the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine (March 2-5 on NFL Network). USC quarterback Sam Darnold has elected to focus on athletic testing and interviews instead of throwing drills at this... more

Coming off of a career year with the AFC champions, Dion Lewis finds himself in a familiar state: Unwanted. Since being drafted in 2011, Lewis has spent time with four franchises (Eagles, Browns, Colts, Patriots) and run the gamut of transactions... more

On the verge of becoming a perennial postseason contender, the Tennessee Titans aren't letting up in 2018. That's the company line held and professed by Titans general manager Jon Robinson, who told Titans director of broadcasting Mike Keith at a... more

After months of speculation over whether Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater's rookie deal would toll -- keeping him under contract for another season in Minneapolis -- it appears we're closer to an answer. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapop... more

How does Tarik Cohen follow up his dynamic rookie season? Emulating Tyreek Hill is a good first step. The Chicago Bears running back explained on 670 The Score this week that, with former Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Matt Nagy now at th... more

Odell Beckham's return to game action might not come until September. Or so tweets the Pro Bowl wide receiver. In response to a fan tweet Saturday that begged him not to play in the 2018 preseason, Beckham virtually nodded in agreement. 0... more

Brandon Bolden is sticking around Boston for at least one more season. The New England Patriots signed the running back to a one-year extension worth $880K, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported Saturday. Bolden was set to be a free agent, but will... more

As free agency approaches and the Dallas Cowboys prepare to make "tough" decisions, questions surrounding the fate of Dez Bryant abound. Will the Cowboys cut the declining wide receiver? Could Bryant take a pay cut? Can Dez ever return to his All-Pr... more

The Hitman is hanging them up. Former New York Jets linebacker David Harris announced Friday through his representatives that he is retiring from football after playing 11 seasons in the NFL. "After 11 years of having played the greatest team spo... more

Nick Folk is one-and-done in Tampa Bay. The Buccaneers released the veteran kicker on Thursday after Folk played just four games in one season in Tampa. Folk famously beat out former second-round pick Roberto Aguayo for the starting kicker job du... more

Graham Gano is likely staying put. The Carolina Panthers are more likely to place their franchise tag on Gano, their kicker of six seasons whose four-year contract expired this year, than on guard Andrew Norwell, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport... more

Russell Wilson is reporting for duty. Remember two weeks ago when the Seattle Seahawks quarterback was traded from the Texas Rangers , who selected him in the Rule 5 Draft in 2013, to the New York Yankees? Well, in the latest chapter of the alterna... more

Arizona Cardinals general manager Steve Keim will see the return of All-Pro running back David Johnson and future Hall of Fame wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald in 2018, and he just received a massive vote of confidence in a contract extension through 2... more

Two of the Los Angeles Rams' top defenders have gone under the knife. Rams linebacker Mark Barron and cornerback Kayvon Webster both underwent shoulder surgery recently, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Friday, per sources. Barron should... more

The NFL Draft might be coming to your city. The finalists to host the 2019 or 2020 draft, as announced on Thursday, are Cleveland/Canton, Kansas City, Tennessee, Denver and Las Vegas, per NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. The winners will be announ... more

AFC WEST NFC WEST AFC SOUTH NFC SOUTH AFC EAST NFC EAST AFC NORTH NFC NORTH With the 2017 NFL campaign in the rearview, draft season's about to kick into high gear. But before we completely shift over to the Class of 2018,... more

Roosevelt Nix is cashing in on a career year. The Pittsburgh Steelers signed the fullback on Saturday to a four-year deal through 2021. Nix was slated to be a restricted free agent after playing out two successive one-year contracts with the Steele... more

The Indianapolis Colts continued their search for a new head coach this weekend. Indy brass interviewed Buffalo Bills defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier on Saturday, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported, per a source, for the head coaching gig va... more

There is no succession plan in place in New England. So says NFL Network analyst Willie McGinest. McGinest, a three-time Super Bowl champion and Patriots Hall of Famer, said Friday on NFL Network that he had spoken with Josh McDaniels, who eschewed... more

In signing Jimmy Garoppolo to that beefed-up five-year pact on Thursday, the San Francisco 49ers achieved two things that foretell future prosperity: they secured a franchise quarterback, and in doing so became a destination franchise once more. D... more

AFC WEST NFC WEST AFC SOUTH NFC SOUTH AFC EAST NFC EAST AFC NORTH NFC NORTH With the 2017 NFL campaign in the rearview, draft season's about to kick into high gear. But before we completely shift over to the Class of 2018,... more

The Darrelle Revis "era" is over in Kansas City. The Chiefs cut the former New York Jets cornerback on Thursday, per the league's transaction wire, just two months and change after signing him to a two-year, incentive-laden contract. Signed off o... more

Behold, the most inspiring speech delivered in the register of Hulk Hogan, the cadence of Maya Angelou and the headdress of a psychedelic sultan of all time. At the tail end of Thursday's Super Bowl block party in Philadelphia, the Eagles organized... more

The Oakland Raiders are moving on from David Amerson just two years into a four-year extension. Oakland cut the fifth-year cornerback on Monday. Amerson played in and started six games for Oakland this season, recording career lows in passes defens... more

Alshon Jeffery knew all along. On the final day of the 2016 season, Jeffery, then a member of the Chicago Bears, guaranteed to reporters that "we'll win the Super Bowl next year ." A one-year contract and four-year extension with the Philadelphia... more

The storyline going into Super Bowl LII was whether Rob Gronkowski was healthy enough to play. The question coming out of Sunday night will be whether Gronkowski ever plays again. Minutes after putting together a huge second half in the New England... more

Nick Foles' remarkable rise to the pinnacle of football earned him two trophies on Sunday night. The Philadelphia Eagles quarterback, who was considering walking away from professional football just last offseason, won the Super Bowl Most Valuable... more

The most electric and elusive talent in the New Orleans Saints' renowned 2017 draft class is taking home some hardware. Saints running back Alvin Kamara won the AP Offensive Rookie of the Year at NFL Honors on Saturday. Kamara (28 votes) beat out C... more

Super Bowl LII Preview Predictions The Backstory Is there much left to say about this Super Bowl #rematch? The New England Patriots are back where they belong, in the big game for the eighth go-around this millennium. The Philadelphia Ea... more

The following can be categorized under "NFL owner problems." In a New York Times Magazine article detailing the 2017 NFL season, it was revealed that Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank, whose team memorably blew a 28-3 lead to Robert Kraft's New... more

The lone remaining question mark heading into Super Bowl LII has been answered: Rob Gronkowski has been cleared from concussion protocol and will play against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday. Gronk officially was a full participant at practice... more

Three days before Super Bowl LII kicks off, both teams are sick of answering the same questions from the same reporters on the same topics. But multiple Philadelphia Eagles are actually sick. Eagles defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan and cornerback R... more


The Philadelphia Eagles didn't leave their underdog mentality at home. At Super Bowl Opening Night on Monday, a myriad of Eagles coaches and players reiterated that they are taking umbrage with being pegged underdogs for the third consecutive week.... more

Doug Pederson has beaten the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl before, albeit as a backup quarterback and before the dominant Brady-Belichick era. Pederson was watching on the sidelines when Brett Favre led the Green Bay Packers past the Pats... more

Bill Belichick, a model football historian, paid homage to a great football mind on Monday -- his father, Steve Belichick. The New England Patriots coach told reporters at Super Bowl Opening Night that he wore his father's fedora when the team lan... more

Tom Brady is winning his race against time ... for now. Though the ageless New England Patriots quarterback looks younger now than when he entered the league and is arguably playing at the highest level of his career, Brady is fully aware that, des... more

The confounding catch rule is the bane of many football fans' existence. Count NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell as one of those perturbed viewers fixated on simplifying and clarifying the rule this offseason. "I'm not just somewhat concerned. I am... more

Instead of playing in Super Bowl LII, the Minnesota Vikings will be playing host this weekend. It's not the first time Minnesota has missed out on a Super Bowl, but Sunday will mark only the second Big Game played in Minneapolis and the first in th... more

"The NFC blew a 20-3 halftime lead" is the new "the Falcons blew a 28-3 lead." The AFC went back-to-back, outscoring the old league 21-3 in the second half to seal their second consecutive Pro Bowl victory. Here are five things we learned from Sunday... more

The Washington Redskins aren't letting Mason Foster hit the open market. Washington re-signed the veteran linebacker†on a two-year extension †worth up to $7 million, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. Foster spent the past three seasons wit... more

Super Bowl LII might be a rematch of Super Bowl XXXIX, but when it comes to the New England Patriots, they have no match. In the 17 years of the Tom Brady-Bill Belichick era, New England has experienced unprecedented success, making eight Super Bow... more

Drew Brees is technically a free agent, but he won't stay that way for long. New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis echoed Wednesday his quarterback's wishes to stay with the franchise, telling reporters at the Senior Bowl that New Orlean... more

If you're a fan of tight ends, boy, is this the Super Bowl for you. Assuming New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski recovers from the concussion that knocked him out of the AFC title game, Super Bowl LII will be the first Big Game in which b... more

After a disappointing season in Green Bay that saw the Packers offense absolutely flounder without Aaron Rodgers, longtime coach Mike McCarthy decided to shuffle the deck, making numerous firings and hirings on both sides of the coaching staff. Gre... more

New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman has many difficult decisions to make coming into his first year back with the team. He answered the club's first major question mark when he officially hired Vikings offense coordinator Pat Shurmur this... more

Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield shrugged off comparisons to Johnny Manziel on Tuesday, suggesting to reporters that "everybody wants to portray the bad boy ... stuff." Well, not everybody, Baker. NFL Network analyst Charley Casserly offered a... more

Despite winning just one game in two seasons at the helm, Hue Jackson officially has the support of Cleveland Browns players. So says Joe Thomas in a Sports Illustrated op-ed , in which the All-Pro tackle details why Jackson, who was retained by ow... more

As the coaching carousel starts to wind down in late January, one high-profile H.B.C. is staying off the market for the foreseeable future. Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones made it clear Tuesday that Jason Garrett is safe from the chopping block he... more

"If it's not broke, don't fix it." That was the philosophy preached by new Arizona Cardinals Steve Wilks during his introductory news conference Tuesday. Wilks was referencing the scheme and make-up of the roster on defense, where Arizona boasts th... more

Josh Allen made it clear at Senior Bowl Media Day on Tuesday that, if selected first overall by the Cleveland Browns, he would relish being the savior for the woebegone franchise. "It's a tough situation obviously to come in as a rookie and expect... more

Tom Brady had to overcome a lot en route to his eighth Super Bowl berth. The loss of Julian Edelman before the season. An unflattering, distracting headline that questioned the mortality of his dynasty. Rob Gronkowski's first-half exit in the title g... more

The Jacksonville Jaguars were briefly without their starting left tackle. Cam Robinson returned to the field after exiting the AFC Championship Game for one drive with a shoulder injury. Robinson suffered the injury on Jacksonville's first drive o... more

The man responsible for twice laying the franchise tag on Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins is no longer with the team, but that doesn't mean his opinion of the QB has changed. Former Skins general manager Scot McCloughan explained on De... more

The Cincinnati Bengals made the surprising decision two weeks ago to retain long-time coach Marvin Lewis for a 16th season, just as it seemed they were finally ready to move on. Owner Mike Brown's decision to run it back one more time came after... more

The Oakland Raiders complied with the Rooney Rule during the process leading to head coach Jon Gruden's hiring, the NFL concluded Friday. The league found the Raiders conducted bona fide interviews with minority candidates as part of its coaching... more

Jalen Ramsey has made no bones this week -- or any other week, for that matter -- about how he matches up against his opponent. In Sunday's AFC Championship Game, the Jacksonville Jaguars All-Pro cornerback will have to back up his fighting words... more

Cliff Avril will not go gently into that good night. The Seahawks defensive end intends to play in 2018, despite missing most of the 2017 season with a career-threatening neck injury. "I believe so," Avril told NFL Network's Steve Wyche on The... more

The end came quickly and suddenly for the New Orleans Saints, and in the minutes and hours after their walk-off loss in Minnesota, many players still hadn't recovered from the shocking 29-24 defeat †Sunday. "This is tough. You know, I think we're a... more

Stefon Diggs reeled in a 61-yard touchdown catch-and-run with no time remaining to cap a wild Vikings 29-24 win over the New Orleans Saints and send Minnesota to the NFC Championship Game in Philadelphia. Here's what we learned: 1. Vikings fan... more

Just two days after the Buffalo Bills moved on from Rick Dennison , they landed their new offensive coordinator. Buffalo poached Alabama offensive coordinator Brian Daboll from the college ranks on Sunday, hiring the 42-year-old in the same capacit... more

Antonio Brown 's calf is good to go. His immune system? Not so much. The Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver was sent home from practice Friday with an illness, coach Mike Tomlin told reporters. A source close to situation described Brown's illness t... more

Cameron Jordan didn't grow up in Minnesota, but he's well acquainted with the Vikings organization. The New Orleans Saints All-Pro defensive end is the son of a Norseman, Steve Jordan, who spent 13 seasons in Minnesota as a Pro-Bowl tight end. Came... more

Titans-Patriots Falcons-Eagles Jaguars-Steelers Saints-Vikings The Backstory There is a game still to be played in Foxborough this weekend , despite what your resident arm-chair prognosticator suggests. "The Pats don't lose at hom... more

Brian Gaine is returning to Houston. The Texans are expected to hire Gaine as their next general manager, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per sources. Gaine joined the Buffalo Bills this offseason as vice president of player personnel a... more

The Los Angeles Chargers missed out on the 2017 postseason by one game, a win they could have picked up anywhere along their schedule if they had employed a consistently competent field goal kicker. L.A. engaged four different kickers over the cour... more

Andy Reid wasted no time replacing his departed play-caller. On the same day that former Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Matt Nagy was introduced as Chicago's next head coach, K.C. pegged running backs coach Eric Bieniemy to replace him.... more

The Baltimore Ravens had their eye on an in-house defensive coordinator candidate all along. Baltimore announced Tuesday that it has promoted linebackers coach Don "Wink" Martindale to defensive coordinator, filling the role vacated by the retired... more

An Andy Reid disciple and the play-calling mastermind behind the Kansas City Chiefs' late-season turnaround, new Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy spent much of Tuesday's introductory press conference answering one question: Can he pull the same trick wi... more

The Cincinnati Bengals have found their replacement for Paul Guenther. Cincinnati hired former Detroit Lions defensive coordinator Teryl Austin as their new DC on Monday, the team announced. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport first reported the... more

The Carolina Panthers' handling of Cam Newton's fourth-quarter injury has drawn the attention of the NFL and NFL Players Association. Newton exited Carolina's wild-card loss to the New Orleans Saints after taking a hit to the head in the fourth... more

Cameron Jordan sealed New Orleans' nail-biting wild-card win Sunday with a trio of hits on Cam Newton in four plays as the Carolina Panthers quarterback was attempting a game-winning touchdown drive. Following the victory, Jordan was seen shouting... more

Titans-Chiefs Falcons-Rams Bills-Jaguars Panthers-Saints The Backstory Wild Card Weekend opens with a strange, unexpected matchup. If things had broken the way many expected with four weeks to go, Kansas City wouldn't be division... more

Tennessee Titans defensive tackle Jurrell Casey became the next, and likely not last, player to take a shot across the bow of one Blake Bortles, predicting the Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback's imminent downfall. "As long as Bortles is back there,... more

One day after his head coach stepped away from football , Carson Palmer followed suit. The Arizona Cardinals quarterback announced his retirement on Tuesday after 15 seasons in the National Football League. "Over the years, I've had teammates wh... more

As if there was ever any doubt, the San Francisco 49ers like having Jimmy Garoppolo around. Well, they don't just like him. They like him, like him. So much so that they intend to lock him up for the long haul this offseason. "We want Jimmy to be a... more

Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley suffered a hip injury after he was shoved down outside a bar near Heinz Field on New Year's Eve, sources informed of the situation told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport and NFL Network's Tom Peliss... more

Two days after the Oakland Raiders axed coach Jack Del Rio minutes after their season-ending loss, Jon Gruden's name is the only one being mentioned as a possible replacement. But the ESPN color commentator played dumb Tuesday when asked whether he w... more

Less than 24 hours after firing long-time coach Chuck Pagano, Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay was already looking toward the future when he sat in front of local media on Monday, a future that includes a new skipper selected by general manager Chr... more


Marvin Lewis capped off a week of rumors regarding his future with a comeback victory over his former team, but offered no definitive word on whether he will be coaching next season. The Cincinnati Bengals coach of 15 seasons told reporters followi... more

The Buffalo Bills are back in the postseason, improbably. Buffalo snuck into the sixth seed on Sunday, thanks to their 22-16 win over the Miami Dolphins and Cincinnati's late 31-27 win over the Baltimore Ravens. Bengals receiver Tyler Boyd's 49-y... more

As the end of the 2017 season nears and Black Monday creeps ever closer, the Oakland Raiders are bracing to move on from third-year coach Jack Del Rio -- but only if one replacement becomes available. Oakland is planning to pursue former Super... more

The Pittsburgh Steelers have moved on from James Harrison. The two-time All-Pro linebacker and franchise sack leader was released on Saturday, making way for tackle Marcus Gilbert. Harrison went unclaimed on waivers and became a free agent on Monda... more

The San Francisco 49ers are feeling like world-beaters, riding high off of a four-game win streak led by franchise savior and impervious godsend Jimmy Garoppolo. After San Francisco overwhelmed the league's best defense in a 44-33 victory over the... more

Is Earl Thomas eyeing an Emerald City exit? Following Seattle's season-saving victory over the Dallas Cowboys, the Seahawks safety attempted to enter the Cowboys locker room and told Cowboys coach Jason Garrett, "If y'all have the chance, come get... more

Are you ready for some catch ruuuuuuuuuuuuuule?! For the second week in a row , a controversial ruling in a New England Patriots win changed the trajectory of the game. This time, the victims were Kelvin Benjamin and the Buffalo Bills. With Buff... more

One day ahead of their biggest game of the season, the New Orleans Saints added their star wideout to the injury report. Second-year receiver Michael Thomas is questionable to play against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday after being added to the rep... more

Tom Savage's season is officially over. The Houston Texans placed the quarterback on injured reserve on Saturday. Savage had sat out the previous game with a concussion. T.J. Yates will continue to start under center for the final two games. Sava... more

The Tennessee Titans are in a hurry. In a hurry to close out the regular season on a high, to clinch a playoff berth and to rewrite the narrative of their underwhelming campaign with a strong postseason run. But it's not just off the field where... more

When the Los Angeles Rams visit the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, it will mark the meeting of the last two teams coached by Jeff Fisher. The veteran coach spent 16 seasons with the Titans franchise, shepherding the team across state lines and into a Su... more

The Heisman Trophy winner is heading on down to Mobile, Alabama, in late January. Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Baker Mayfield accepted his invitation to the 2018 Reese's Senior Bowl. Mayfield will be the first Heisman winner to attend the Senior... more

PLAYOFF PICTURE: AFC NFC We're just two weeks away from the march to Minneapolis, and barely anything is set in stone in the NFC. Only two teams have clinched division titles and playoff spots -- Philadelphia and Minnesota -- while only the... more

Detroit's forever-maligned running game has undergone a face lift in recent weeks, all to the detriment of Ameer Abdullah. The Lions have reshuffled the deck at running back since Thanksgiving, handing a greater share of the carries to Theo Riddick... more

One week after implying that the previous Cleveland Browns regime had failed in acquiring "real players," newly christened Browns general manager John Dorsey walked back that assessment. "Listen, you guys are professional wordsmiths," Dorsey told... more

Bill O'Brien has made it clear that he wants to return as Houston Texans head coach, but does their franchise quarterback want him there? "We have a great relationship," Deshaun Watson said of O'Brien to the Houston Chronicle on Tuesday. "Coach OB... more

Remember the last time the Buffalo Bills and New England Patriots played each other? It was only two weeks ago, when Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski was penalized and suspended for a late hit on Bills cornerback Tre'Davious White in the fourth quar... more

The Dallas Cowboys (8-6) kept their paper-thin playoff hopes alive on Sunday night, riding a controversial MacGyverish first-down decision to a 20-17 victory over the Oakland Raiders (6-8) on Sunday Night Football in Week 15. Here's what we learned:... more

The Seattle Seahawks found themselves on the wrong end of Sunday's NFC West battle with the Los Angeles Rams, and then in an friendly-fire war of words. After Seattle's 42-7 blowout defeat at the hands of its division rivals to the south, two of t... more

Pittsburgh's best weapon has been sidelined at least until the postseason. Steelers star wideout Antonio Brown suffered a partially torn calf muscle in Pittsburgh's 27-24 loss to the Patriots, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a sourc... more

Another week, another Seattle Seahawks defender ejected for extracurricular misbehavior. Seahawks safety Delano Hill was kicked out of their 42-7 loss to the Los Angeles Rams for unnecessary roughness following a third-quarter scuffle. This is t... more

The Jacksonville Jaguars will be without their starting running back Sunday against the Houston Texans. Leonard Fournette, previously listed as questionable, will not play against Houston, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per sources. The... more

Two down, two to go. The Detroit Lions (8-6) kept their playoff hopes alive and took care of business, cruising past the Chicago Bears (4-10), 20-10 in the undercard of Week 15's Saturday doubleheader. Here's what we learned: 1. Two weeks ago, at... more

The Seattle Seahawks finally shelved their star strong safety. Five weeks after sustaining a season-ending neck injury, Kam Chancellor was placed on injured reserve on Saturday, freeing up a roster spot cornerback Mike Tyson †and linebacker Kache... more

New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton and Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll have each been fined $10,000 by the NFL for improperly entering the playing field during games, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported Friday, per a source informed of the... more

When it comes to reported tumult in Tampa Bay, the Buccaneers' company line remains "nothing to see here." Nearly a week after NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported that franchise quarterback Jameis Winston and embattled Bucs coach Dirk Koetter... more

With the NFC West hanging in the balance , Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks are prepping for battle against a familiar foe. Over the past three years, a lot has changed about the division-rival Rams; they've changed coaches, quarterbacks, co... more

Jay Cutler and the Miami Dolphins (6-7) put together their best performance of the season, stuffing the New England Patriots (10-3) in South Beach yet again, 27-20 , on Monday Night Football in Week 14. Here's what we learned: 1. The New England... more

One day after multiple players on his defense lost their cool at the close of a loss in Jacksonville, Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll expressed disappointment in how his players handled the defeat. "I really don't like the way the game ended,"... more

A testy affair between the Seattle Seahawks and Jacksonville Jaguars had its share of personal foul penalties throughout the game, but things came to a head after Jacksonville had already clinched its 30-24 victory . While Jacksonville was attempti... more

Chris Boswell's 46-yard field goal with 42 seconds remaining clinched the AFC North title for the Pittsburgh Steelers (11-2), their third in four years. Pittsburgh stormed back to beat the Baltimore Ravens (7-6), 39-38 , on Sunday Night Football in W... more

The Jacksonville Jaguars (9-4) thwarted a furious fourth-quarter rally from Russell Wilson, forcing a turnover on downs just ahead of the two-minute warning, and held on to a 30-24 victory over the Seattle Seahawks (8-5) in Week 14. Here's what we... more

Another week, another milestone for Larry Fitzgerald. On Sunday, the Arizona Cardinals wide receiver -- and future Hall of Famer -- passed Randy Moss for third on the all-time receiving yardage list. The record-setting gainer came on a 23-yard... more

John Dorsey wasted no time on his first day as Cleveland Browns general manager, cutting one of the team's offseason pickups. The Browns waived veteran wide receiver Kenny Britt on Friday. The wideout joined Cleveland in the offseason from Los An... more

The Cleveland Browns' firing of Sashi Brown and hiring of John Dorsey on Thursday was one of the quickest front office turnarounds in league history. In his introductory news conference Friday, Dorsey made it clear that Cleveland's franchise turnar... more

Former New York Giants running back Rashad Jennings is dancing his way into retirement. The 32-year-old free-agent tailback announced Friday on Twitter that he is retiring after eight seasons in the league. Jennings said in the video that he will b... more

The Indianapolis Colts won't know who is lining up opposite them under center until the game kicks off on Sunday in Orchard Park. Neither will the Buffalo Bills. Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor is a game-time decision for Sunday's matchup with Indy... more

Tyrod Taylor 's status for Sunday's crucial clash with the Indianapolis Colts is up in the air. Buffalo Bills coach Sean McDermott told reporters that there is no timetable on a decision on who will start at quarterback this week. Taylor will not... more

The Kansas City Chiefs are taking discipline into their own hands. Chiefs coach Andy Reid announced Wednesday that the team has suspended cornerback Marcus Peters for Sunday's game against the Oakland Raiders for his actions during Kansas City's lo... more

Playoff Picture: NFC AFC We are thisclose to chaos, folks. While the AFC is, in essence, a two-horse race (and, in reality, a Patriots victory tour), the O.G. conference is not so simple. There's no telling who the real favorite is to ass... more

With their season on the line, the Atlanta Falcons are asking their fans to bring in 'da noise on Thursday night, and sleep in on Friday morning. Atlanta (7-5) hosts the NFC South-leading New Orleans Saints (9-3) in prime time on Thursday evening... more

Don't look now, but the top receiving duo in the league of late resides in Florham Park, New Jersey. In their wild win over Kansas City last week, New York Jets pass-catchers Robby Anderson and Jermaine Kearse became the first teammates in franchis... more

Russell Wilson is having a season for the ages, but he isn't living in the now. The 29-year-old has a plan to play long beyond this excellent year and even the next decade. "I definitely wanna play until my mid-40s ," the Seahawks quarterback told... more

There is no quick fix to Denver's disaster of a season. The fading Broncos are closer to the first overall draft pick than playoff contention. Two years removed from sending Peyton Manning off into the sunset victorious, Denver employs three backup... more

In a battle of do-it-all MVP contenders, Russell Wilson outplayed and out-wowed Carson Wentz, leading his Seattle Wilsons Seahawks (8-4) to a 24-10 upset over the Philadelphia Eagles (10-2) on Sunday Night Football in Week 13: 1. As Russell Wils... more

Eli Manning doesn't know if he's playing next week, but the benched Giants quarterback is confident he'll be playing in 2018 -- somewhere. "I plan on playing next season," Manning iterated to reporters following New York's loss to Oakland on Sunday... more

After completing his first full game as a starting quarterback since 2014, Geno Smith made time in between recapping the New York Giants' loss and praising the benched Eli Manning to call out his former coach, and one of his recent detractors, Rex Ry... more

With rumors swirling that his job is on the line, in the aftermath of the public relations nightmare that was the decision this week to bench Eli Manning, Ben McAdoo was unfazed following the New York Giants' 10th loss of the season. "I'm going to... more

Tom Brady wasn't the only Patriots star to blow a gasket during Sunday's win over the Bills. His tight end lost his cool, too. Following a late fourth-quarter interception by Buffalo cornerback Tre'Davious White, who was covering Gronk, the tight... more

Brace yourselves for the Travis Coons Revenge Game. The Los Angeles Chargers signed Coons to their active roster Saturday, the team announced.††NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport first reported the news.†The kicker will play on Sunday against his for... more

Aaron Rodgers is still on injured reserve, recovering from a broken collarbone suffered in October, but the Green Bay Packers quarterback made his return to the field this weekend. The practice field, that is. Rodgers practiced on Saturday for the... more

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown missed practice for the second consecutive day on Saturday, but isn't expected to miss any significant time. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported that Brown is sitting out because of a minor toe... more

Calvin Pryor is back on the market. The former first-round pick's odyssey through the NFL continued Saturday, as he was cut by the Jacksonville Jaguars. Pryor had been with the team since Week 1. Jacksonville promoted rookie defensive end Carroll... more

Alshon Jeffery joined the Philadelphia Eagles on a one-year deal this offseason with hopes of proving himself worthy of a long-term pact. On Saturday, Jeffery got his wish. The Eagles rewarded their star wide receiver with a four-year extension thr... more

Heading into Week 13, the Tennessee Titans find themselves atop the AFC South at 7-4 and in the third seed in the conference. The franchise is on pace for its first double-digit win total since 2008. But something isn't quite right with the Titans.... more

The outcry over Eli Manning's unceremonious demotion reaches far across the football universe. From current teammates (Justin Pugh) to former coaches (Tom Coughlin) to the man Manning replaced way back in 2004 (Kurt Warner), the NFL community at la... more


Aqib Talib and Michael Crabtree both had their suspensions reduced from two games to one game following separate joint appeals on Tuesday, the league confirmed. ESPN first reported the news. Talib can return to the field for the Denver Broncos' Wee... more

The Washington Redskins-Dallas Cowboys rivalry is one of the league's testier feuds, one between two iconic, profitable NFC East franchises whose mascots are culturally divergent, but whose owners are allied. Their meetings usually come when somethin... more

Eli Manning's benching sent shockwaves across the football world Tuesday. The Giants quarterback, who had started 210 consecutive regular-season games, has not missed a game since 2004 when he replaced then-New York QB Kurt Warner. Warner said Tue... more

Two days after being released by the Dallas Cowboys, Darren McFadden announced he is retiring from football. In a statement released Tuesday on Twitter, McFadden said, "I just want to say that I make this decision not with sadness or without furthe... more

Despite losing the turnover battle and surrendering three touchdown passes to Brett Hundley, the Pittsburgh Steelers (9-2) held on against the plucky Green Bay Packers (5-6), riding a last-second Chris Boswell 53-yard FG to a 31-28 victory , on Sunda... more

Paxton Lynch's dismal outing in Oakland took a turn for the worse in the second half of Sunday's loss to the Raiders. The second-year Denver Broncos quarterback was ruled out after suffering an ankle injury. Lynch pulled up following a rollout pass... more

The calls for Alex Smith's benching are amplifying following another dismal performance from the Kansas City Chiefs offense in a 16-10 home loss to the Buffalo Bills. But Chiefs coach Andy Reid isn't giving up on his starting quarterback just yet.... more

The Miami Dolphins are swimming into Foxborough with Matt Moore under center. Their starting quarterback, Jay Cutler, is still in concussion protocol and has been ruled out for Sunday's intradivisional contest with the New England Patriots. Moore... more

JuJu on that bench. Pittsburgh Steelers rookie breakout JuJu Smith-Schuster will not play Sunday against the Green Bay Packers, the team announced. Smith-Schuster has been dealing with a hamstring injury all week and has not practiced. The wide... more

The Jacksonville Jaguars might be without their star cornerback on Sunday. Second-year corner Jalen Ramsey injured his hand in practice Friday and told ESPN's Michael DiRocco that he will not play against the Arizona Cardinals. Ramsey was official... more

If you need to an avatar to encapsulate the Dallas Cowboys' offensive woes this season, look no further than Big D's franchise wide receiver, Dez Bryant. Once one of the top receivers in the league, Bryant has yet to eclipse 100 yards in a game thi... more

In an otherwise lost season, the Cleveland Browns can relish in the fact that they found a legitimate playmaker. He just has to see the field more often. Dual-threat running back Duke Johnson is on pace for a career-high in yards from scrimmage, ru... more

After spending half of a season as an assistant head coach/defense in Oakland, John Pagano was "promoted" this week to defensive coordinator after the Raiders fired Ken Norton Jr. A longtime defensive coordinator for the then-San Diego Chargers, Pa... more

After landing in Detroit on Wednesday, Dwight Freeney just missed the cut to play for the Lions on Thanksgiving Thursday. The veteran pass rusher was inactive for their Turkey Day loss to the Minnesota Vikings. The Lions signed Freeney after he wa... more

Typically, professional athletes tend to walk back bold predictions or statements made in the heat of the moment or the aftermath of battle. Alshon Jeffery is not one of those athletes. The Eagles wide receiver on Tuesday doubled down on a hot take... more

Fresh off a six-catch, 149-yard and one-score afternoon south of the border, Brandin Cooks is starting to envision a long future in New England. "The goal is to play the rest of my career here ," Cooks told on Tuesday. "That's God wil... more

Remember when Ben Roethlisberger didn't care about football, or when he suggested that he was losing a step six weeks ago? Well, he doesn't. The Steelers quarterback, in the midst of a five-game winning streak, shook off criticism that he was growi... more

The Philadelphia Eagles (9-1) cemented their eminance in the NFC East, pulling away from the Dallas Cowboys (5-5), 37-9, thanks to a dominant second half on Sunday Night Football in Week 11: 1. Carson Wentz shook off an uncharacteristic first hal... more

The Green Bay Packers are 1-4 since Aaron Rodgers suffered a season-ending injury and Brett Hundley was thrust into the starting role under center. After Sunday afternoon's 23-0 loss at the hands of the visiting Baltimore Ravens, the Pack, at 5-5, ar... more

Philip Rivers has been given the green light to play in Sunday's game against the Buffalo Bills. The Los Angeles Chargers quarterback cleared concussion protocol Friday ahead Sunday's AFC matchup, the team announced. Rivers has fully participated i... more

Blaine Gabbert is back, baby. The Arizona Cardinals announced Friday that Gabbert will start at quarterback against the Houston Texans on Sunday, coach Bruce Arians said. Backup quarterback Drew Stanton, who was already filling in for the injured... more

More than a week removed from Martellus Bennett's questionable departure from Green Bay, his exit has had a serious effect on his former teammates. "At the end of the day you have to think of it as a business. Me, personally? I thought he quit on u... more

Coming out of their bye week, the Baltimore Ravens are priming to make a run at the postseason. But first, they have to course-correct on offense. Despite averaging 26 points per game over their last five, Baltimore's attack remains stuck in the mu... more

The New York Giants' secondary has taken its fair share of well-deserved criticism over the past two weeks. In consecutive games, Big Blue has surrendered over 470 total yards to the NFC West-best Los Angeles Rams and the division-worst San Francisco... more

Playoff Picture: AFC NFC It's that time of the year. The trees are near-bare; your co-workers are wearing more brown and orange than usual; breadwinners are surprising loved ones with bow-ordained automobiles on nationwide commercials. Oh,... more

Minnesota is staying the course with Case Keenum under center. Vikings coach Mike Zimmer told reporters in a news conference Wednesday that he will not bench Keenum for Teddy Bridgewater this week against the Los Angeles Rams, sticking with the... more

In a surprise decision Wednesday, the Buffalo Bills benched Tyrod Taylor in favor of a rookie quarterback. Bills coach Sean McDermott told reporters that Nathan Peterman will start against the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday. "This is about becomi... more

After the New York Jets miraculously climbed to a 4-5 record, inspiring misguided playoff prognostications, the team crash-landed back to Earth with an ugly, boring loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday. The defeat brought Gang Green to 4-6, j... more

Thursday night's tilt between the Tennessee Titans and the Pittsburgh Steelers might just be a mid-week clash of two AFC division leaders, but there's also a sneaky revenge game factor. For the first time since leaving Pittsburgh, current Titans... more

Denizens of Charlotte were treated to a throwback performance from Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers (7-3) in their 45-21 beatdown of the Miami Dolphins (4-5) in Week 10. Is Carolina's rejuvenated running game a sign of things to come? Here's wha... more

Philip Rivers' consecutive starts streak is in jeopardy. The Los Angeles Chargers quarterback was placed into concussion protocol Monday, coach Anthony Lynn told reporters, one day after the Bolts fell to the Jacksonville Jaguars in overtime. Lynn... more

Greg Robinson out, Taylor Decker in. The Detroit Lions activated their starting left tackle off of the physically unable to perform (PUP) list Saturday, one day after waiving Robinson, their fill-in left tackle . Detroit also activated tackle Co... more

The Seattle Seahawks weren't the only team to come out of Thursday Night Football with a significant injury. Arizona Cardinals quarterback Drew Stanton suffered a sprained knee in the loss to Seattle, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported, per a so... more

How is that Martellus Bennett, the Green Bay Packers' starting tight end for the bulk of this season, landed back in New England all of a sudden? The answer, according to the team, is that Bennett failed to disclose an injury -- which NFL Network... more

The Detroit Lions (4-4) and the Green Bay Packers (4-4) are two divisional foes passing in the night, as Detroit's prime-time 30-17 victory at Lambeau Field in Week 9 made abundantly clear. Here's what we learned: 1. Matthew Stafford is feeling i... more

With the New York Giants' season completely out of control and the postseason nearly out of reach, now seems as a good a time as any to make wholesale changes to the lineup, if not the organization. One day after Big Blue's defense surrendered the... more

As the temperature drops and the calendar turns, let's, for a hot second, flash back to a better time, a simpler time for fans of the Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers. The month was October. The Week was 4. Detroit and Green Bay stood atop the N... more

The Oakland Raiders (4-5) stayed in the playoff hunt with a balanced victory over the Miami Dolphins (4-4), 27-24, on Sunday Night Football in Week 9. Here's what we learned: 1. In his return from suspension, Marshawn Lynch returned to form. Confr... more

A late hit ignited a late-game bout of fisticuffs in Sunday's Arizona Cardinals-San Francisco 49ers game. Cardinals defensive tackle Frostee Rucker and linebacker Haason Reddick and 49ers running back Carlos Hyde were ejected for fighting following... more

The New Orleans Saints' defense is playing at a competitive level not seen since their Super Bowl run, and all without the services of their starting cornerback, Delvin Breaux. Unfortunately for Dennis Allen's unit, they will likely have to continue... more

The New York Giants shelved their starting center on Saturday. Big Blue placed Weston Richburg on injured reserve. Richburg suffered a concussion in Week 4 and had not played since. In a corresponding move, the Giants signed defensive back Tim Scot... more

The book is out on Jacksonville, and the Cincinnati Bengals have studied it ahead of their Week 9 clash in North Florida. Run. Run. Run. Jacksonville hasn't fooled anyone with their game plan all year, but they haven't tried to from the start. Jag... more

The injury-riddled Washington Redskins are getting some relief in the secondary. Veteran safety DeAngelo Hall was activated off the physically unable to perform (PUP) list Friday night. In a corresponding move, offensive lineman Orlando Franklin w... more

The Buffalo Bills (5-3) fell back to Earth after a surprising start, falling hard to the New York Jets (4-5), 34-21 , on Thursday Night Football in Week 9. Here's what we learned: 1. The previously absent Jets pass rush showed up in a major way ag... more

Deshaun Watson's season-ending ACL injury sent shockwaves across the football world on Thursday night. Players, from Houston and elsewhere, sent the Texans quarterback their sympathies over social media . On TNF Gameday , three veterans with injur... more

Taylor Decker †is back on the field in Allen Park. The Detroit Lions left tackle will begin practicing on Wednesday after starting the season on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list with a torn labrum. Rapoport added that there is no word on... more

The Carolina Panthers' last-second trade of wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin to the Buffalo Bills on Tuesday raised eyebrows around the league. Why would a team in playoff contention ship out its most valuable wide receiver and big-play threat, a form... more

Ezekiel Elliott's see-saw suspension spectacle has frustrated fantasy owners and Dallas Cowboys fans alike. In the midst of a back-and-forth legal battle that has spanned two district courts over three months, the running back's availability on a... more

Teddy Bridgewater Activation Watch is in full swing. The Minnesota Vikings quarterback is nearing a full return to the field just 15 months after suffering what looked at the time to be a devastating career-ending knee injury. Now with Minnesota le... more

Lost in Philip Rivers and the Los Angeles Chargers' cross-country defeat to Tom Brady and the New England Patriots on Sunday, a battle between two aging quarterbacks, was a record-breaking performance by the best young player on either team: Joey Bos... more


Can you believe it? The AFC West is up for grabs. When the Kansas City Chiefs were undefeated and riding high only three weeks ago, the thought of another club winning the division title was near unthinkable. But two consecutive losses to the Steel... more

This Rust Belt rumble saw a lot of field goals, bad play-calling and a breakout performance. The Pittsburgh Steelers (6-2) bested the Detroit Lions (3-4), 20-15 . Here's what we learned: 1. Detroit lost this game at the goal line, bungling three... more

A war of words is brewing in the AFC North. One week after Bengals rookie ball-carrier Joe Mixon complained to reporters that he wanted to carry a more Le'Veon Bell-like role in Cincinnati, racking up 30-plus touches a game as Bell did last Sunday... more

Aaron Rodgers has traded in shoulder pads for shoulder slings since breaking his collarbone a few weeks back. The Packers quarterback will make his first public appearance Thursday night in a pre-taped segment on†Conan , the TBS late-night talk sh... more

Terrelle Pryor came to the nation's capital on a one-year deal this offseason with hopes of being a bona fide No. 1 receiver finally catching balls from a franchise quarterback. Halfway into the season, things have not gone as planned. Pryor saw 11... more

After spending one week on the sidelines, Luke Kuechly is eyeing a return to the field this Sunday. When asked if Kuechly is on pace to play against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this week, coach Ron Rivera told reporters, "That's my understanding."... more

Roberto Aguayo has resurfaced in the NFC South. The Carolina Panthers signed the embattled kicker to the practice squad Wednesday as Graham Gano deals with some knee soreness. This is the first time we've heard Aguayo's name mentioned in the trad... more

The Cleveland Browns have a starting quarterback ... for this week. DeShone Kizer will start under center once again for the winless Browns, who take on the Minnesota Vikings in London this Sunday. This wouldn't be news if the rookie, who had sta... more

Joe Mixon was less than pleased Sunday evening after seeing just two targets and zero rushes during Cincinnati's disaster second half in the Steel City. The rookie runner cited Le'Veon Bell's 35 carries across the pitch as a comparison, telling... more

Matt Prater is staying in Motown. The Detroit Lions signed the Pro Bowl kicker to a three-year contract extension on Wednesday, the team announced. Prater's new deal is worth $11.4 million with a max value of $12.15 million, NFL Network Insider Ian... more

Stop me if you've heard this one before: the Baltimore Ravens are banged up. Heading into Thursday night's bout with the Miami Dolphins, the 3-4 Ravens have two of their starting wideouts (Mike Wallace and Breshad Perriman) in concussion protocol a... more

Bruce Arians isn't going anywhere , per Bruce Arians. After a local news report emerged Tuesday that Arians does not intend to return to †the Arizona Cardinals after the 2017 season, the coach took to Twitter to refute the claims. "Hearing report... more

The leaves may be falling all around the Potomac, but at least one Rose is blooming in Northern Virginia. The Washington Redskins signed free-agent kicker Nick Rose on Tuesday, replacing the injured Dustin Hopkins, who was placed on injured reserve... more

Alex Smith made it known Tuesday afternoon that he was no fan of Mike Mitchell's low hit against him during the Chiefs' loss to the Steelers. "I felt like it was extremely late ," Smith told reporters, per "I felt there was nothing done t... more

The Tennessee Titans (3-3) pulled away with two long scores in the fourth quarter, topping the Indianapolis Colts (2-4), 36-22 , on Monday Night Football in Week 6. Here's what we learned: 1. The Titans were better off Monday night abandoning the... more

Monday Night Football has some juice. Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota is active and scheduled to start Monday evening against the Indianapolis Colts. Mariota missed last week's loss to the Miami Dolphins with a hamstring injury and w... more

The Pittsburgh Steelers are coming off their most comprehensive victory of the season, but one of their top receivers still wants out. Martavis Bryant recently requested a trade from the AFC North leaders, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported... more

In arguably the most stunning result of the young season, the New York Giants (1-5) earned their first win of the season at Mile High, beating the Denver Broncos (3-2), 23-10 , in a Week 6 prime-time game. Here's what we learned from the decisive ups... more

Denver Broncos wideout Emmanuel Sanders suffered an ankle injury late in the third quarter of his team's 23-10 loss to the New York Giants on Sunday night. Sanders suffered the injury after Giants safety Landon Collins rolled up on the receiver as... more

For nearly two fleeting minutes, Brock Osweiler was back on the field for the Denver Broncos. But it was not for long. The former Broncos and Houston Texans quarterback entered the game late in the second quarter after Trevor Siemian left with a le... more

Desperate times call for desperate measures. The winless New York Giants have taken those measures. After calling plays under ex-coach Tom Coughlin and during his first season as head coach, Ben McAdoo handed over offensive play-calling duties to... more

Marcus Mariota is a game-time decision. The Tennessee Titans quarterback is listed as questionable to play Monday night against the Indianapolis Colts after missing last week with a hamstring injury. "It is going to come down to a lot of things,"... more

The Indianapolis Colts are shelving their starting right guard for the remainder of the season. Jack Mewhort was placed on injured reserve on Saturday after aggravating a knee injury in Friday's practice, coach Chuck Pagano told reporters. The guar... more

The New York Giants are in a bad place. The team is winless through five games; their top three wideouts are sidelined, two for the season; and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, one of the team's integral cornerbacks, was suspended indefinitely by the t... more

Take a look at Tom Brady's near-pristine stat line, and you'll struggle to identify a difference between the aging legend's previous season and this one. But watch the tape, and your stopwatch, and you might notice a change to Brady's Hall of Fame... more

In a bout between two carbon-copy championship contenders, the Philadelphia Eagles (5-1) narrowly prevailed, besting the Carolina Panthers (4-2), 28-23 , at Bank of America Stadium in Week 6. Here's what we learned from the close victory: 1. Carol... more

The Carolina Panthers are without their star linebacker once again. Luke Kuechly suffered a concussion during Thursday's 28-23 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. The Panthers linebacker went to the locker room late in the second quarter and did not... more

Jay Cutler enjoyed a lukewarm welcome during his first home game in Miami. Despite leading the Dolphins past Tennessee to their second win of the season, the quarterback threw for fewer than 100 yards and earned boos and calls for his benching from F... more

Sam Bradford is back. After missing Minnesota's previous three games with a knee injury, the Vikings quarterback started†Monday night against the Chicago Bears. Listed as questionable coming into the NFC North tilt, Bradford was a legitimate... more

The Buffalo Bills will be without their top receiving option for quite some time. Bills coach Sean McDermott told reporters Monday that tight end Charles Clay underwent a knee scope and will be out multiple weeks. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport... more

Remember the last time a rookie quarterback started a game for the Chicago Bears? It's OK. Take a second. You have to go back to the halcyon days of 2005, when Kyle Orton, filling in for sexy Rex(y) Grossman, started 15 games for a division-champio... more

On one Sunday drive, the Houston Texans lost two of their top three pass rushers. After losing J.J. Watt for the year with a tibial plateau fracture in his left leg, the Texans learned late Sunday night that linebacker Whitney Mercilus will also mi... more

The Kansas City Chiefs (5-0), a.k.a. The Best Team In Football, stayed undefeated against the Houston Texans (2-3), beating the ailing home team, 42-34 , on Sunday night in Week 5. Here's what we learned: 1. If you don't consider Alex Smith to be... more

In the middle of one of the best nights of his career, Travis Kelce was knocked out of the game. The Chiefs tight end entered concussion protocol after Kansas City's 42-34 win over the Texans, coach Andy Reid told reporters. Kelce took a hit to the... more

The Houston Texans took a significant hit to their front seven in Sunday's 42-34 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. Star defensive end J.J. Watt suffered a tibial plateau fracture in his left leg on the first drive. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport... more

The Jacksonville Jaguars' secondary shook Ben Roethlisberger to his core on Sunday afternoon, picking off the bulky veteran five times. After Pittsburgh's surprising 30-9 home loss, Big Ben caught himself once again questioning his own future in foot... more

Mike Zimmer is keeping everyone in the dark on injured quarterback Sam Bradford's availability for Monday night. The Minnesota Vikings coach told reporters when asked what his confidence is in Bradford's ability to play, "We'll see." The coach... more

Martavis Bryant was added to the injury report on Saturday. The Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver is questionable to play against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday after coming down with an illness. In his four games back from suspension, Bryant... more

Sunday's much-mockable meeting between the New York Jets and the Cleveland Browns brings together two forlorn franchises, both of whom are expected to be in contention for the top pick in the 2018 draft, for a game dubbed by five-year-olds as "The To... more

The Jacksonville Jaguars will go into their bout with the Pittsburgh Steelers with only two quarterbacks on their roster. Jacksonville released third-string arm Ryan Nassib on Saturday to make room for second-year offensive lineman Chris Reed . Bl... more

The debut of Myles Garrett is nigh, and the anticipation around Cleveland Browns camp is high. Their first-overall pick has been sidelined since the middle of training camp with an ankle injury, but was finally cleared to practice this week, albeit... more

Nick Folk is deep in the kicking doldrums . During Tampa Bay's 19-14 prime-time loss, the Buccaneers kicker missed three field-goal attempts of varying distance in the last three frames. After pushing 56- and 49-yard field-goal attempts near the... more

The New England Patriots will be without Rob Gronkowski on Thursday night. The tight end has been ruled inactive against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Added to the team's injury report Wednesday with a thigh injury, Gronk was listed as questionable to... more

The injury woes continue for Rob Gronkowski. The chronically banged-up Patriots tight end is listed as questionable to play Thursday night against the Buccaneers after being added to the injury report Wednesday with a thigh injury. Gronkowski was... more

Three weeks into Adam Gase's second year as the Dolphins' head coach, Miami's offense hasn't been as advertised. In fact, it's been far, far worse. The Dolphins are last in the pros in yards per game (249.0) and yards per play (4.2). Miami's third-... more

A sweet second half for the Seattle Seahawks ended on a sour note on Sunday night when starting back Chris Carson was carted off in garbage time. The seventh-round rookie suffered a "significant" ankle injury, coach Pete Carroll told reporters afte... more

The Monday night matchup this week pits two of the hottest teams, quarterbacks and pass-catching running backs against one another in a raucous venue. Tasty. Playing their second consecutive prime-time game, the Washington Redskins' stock is sky hi... more

The Colts held on for as long as they could, but Seattle eventually locked down a 46-18 victory on Sunday night in Week 4. Here's what we learned: 1. Watching Russell Wilson is a frustrating exercise, weekly. The Seahawks quarterback opened Sunda... more


Danny Trevathan's helmet-to-helmet hit on Davante Adams will cost him some playing time. The Chicago Bears linebacker was suspended two games by the league for a violation of player safety rules. Trevathan was penalized Thursday night for a... more

Mike Glennon's four-turnover outing on Thursday Night Football had Bears fans clamoring for a quarterback change, especially as the game wore on and the Packers' lead grew insurmountable. But John Fox never pulled the plug. The Bears coach said aft... more

Save for an unfortunate third quarter in Week 2, the Jacksonville Jaguars could not be more pleased with how the start of the season ha spanned out so far. Their heavy investments in the defensive side of the ball are paying off, with Calais Campbe... more

Set your alarms, turn on the telly and have yourself a cuppa. Another early Sunday morning of football is coming your way this weekend. After Jacksonville's evisceration of the Ravens last week at Wembley Stadium, the NFL returns to the United King... more

Odell Beckham's very public bathroom break was a costly one. The Giants receiver was fined $12,154 Friday for pretending to be a dog peeing during a touchdown celebration last week against the Eagles, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported. In othe... more

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams was taken off the field on a stretcher and taken to the hospital Thursday night after taking a hard hit to the helmet against the Chicago Bears. Adams was transported by ambulance to Bellin Hospital in... more

On the first drive of the Packers' 35-14 victory over the Bears on Thursday, they lost yet another offensive difference-maker. Packers running back Ty Montgomery suffered broken ribs and didn't return to the game NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport... more

It's never too early to begin again, even when your invincibility has been shaken and your strengths have been exposed as weaknesses. So call this week's edition of Monday Night Football three and a half hours of soul-searching in the desert, becaus... more

Kirk Cousins and the Washington Redskins (2-1) put on a show on Sunday night, shutting down Derek Carr and the Oakland Raiders (2-1), 27-10, at FedEx Field in Week 3. Here's what we learned: 1. Kirk Cousins made his first, and maybe his finest, c... more

Jim Caldwell is staying in Motown for the long haul. The Detroit Lions signed their head coach to a multi-year extension this spring, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Saturday. The deal was previously undisclosed. Caldwell has been Detro... more

The Los Angeles Chargers can't catch a break. Starting cornerback Jason Verrett was placed on season-ending injured reserve Saturday. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported that a second opinion on Verrett's injured knee confirmed the need for... more

Terrelle Pryor's first two weeks in a Redskins uniform haven't been the most productive. The former Browns receiver and Raiders quarterback was targeted just four times in Washington's win last week, hauling in two passes for 31 yards and dropping... more

James Harrison played nary a snap against the Minnesota Vikings last Sunday, and barely saw the field in Pittsburgh's opener against the Cleveland Browns. The 39-year-old was still performing at a high level when last we saw him in the AFC Championsh... more

Oh, Thursday night! The Los Angeles Rams (2-1) held off the San Francisco 49ers (0-3), 41-39, in a wild intra-divisional shootout in Week 3. Here's what we learned: 1. After failing to score a touchdown through two games, the 49ers offense woke u... more

Jamal Agnew's touchdown off an 88-yard punt return put the Detroit Lions (2-0) ahead for good in a 24-10 victory over the New York Giants (0-2) on Monday night in Week 2. Here's what we learned: 1. In his first prime-time test since receiving the... more

Odell is playing. We repeat: Odell is playing. The Giants wide receiver made his NFL season debut against the Detroit Lions on Monday night after telling NFL Network's Kimberly Jones that he was ready to return. Beckham had been questionable with a... more

The Atlanta Falcons (2-0) opened up their new building with a bang, getting out early on the ailing Green Bay Packers (1-1) and then holding them off late to secure a 34-23 victory in Week 2. Here's what we learned: 1. Green Bay was bit by the in... more

Aaron Rodgers saw his top receiver sidelined for almost all of Sunday's loss to the Falcons. Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson suffered a quad injury on the team's opening scoring drive against Atlanta and did not return as the Falcons r... more

Antonio Gates has carved his name into the record books. The Chargers tight end caught his 112th career score on Sunday to break the record for most all-time touchdowns by a tight end, previously held by Chiefs and Falcons great Tony Gonzalez. Th... more

The Kansas City Chiefs are going Hunting, while C.J. Spiller †goes fishing. The Chiefs promoted former Houston Texans running back Akeem Hunt to the active roster ahead of Sunday's clash with the Philadelphia Eagles. In a corresponding move, K.C... more

Adrian Peterson has had better weeks. The future Hall of Famer saw just nine snaps and six carries against his former team in his New Orleans Saints debut, while his fellow backs, Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram, saw 31 and 26, respectively. Peterson... more

Odell Beckham is inching closer to a return to the field. The New York Giants wide receiver is officially questionable to play on Monday night against the Detroit Lions. Beckham was limited in practice all week after returning from a preseason ankl... more

The last time we saw the Miami Dolphins partake in a competitive football contest, Le'Veon Bell and Antonio Brown were running roughshod over them in the Pittsburgh Steelers' wild-card blowout win. After sitting out Week 1 and waiting out Hurricana... more

Andy Dalton and the Cincinnati Bengals couldn't have had a worse start to the 2017 season. Through two weeks, and two home losses, Dalton's Bengals have failed to score a touchdown. Cincinnati is the first team since the 1939 Eagles to play the fir... more

Happy birthday, Deshaun Watson! After a so-so first half in his first career start, the Texans rookie quarterback finally had his "Welcome to the NFL" moment, breaking a collapsing Houston pocket and scampering through Bengals defenders for a 49-ya... more

Fresh off of a disappointing debut with the New Orleans Saints that saw him throw more daring glances to his coach than defenders to the ground, Adrian Peterson elaborated on his low snap count. "I didn't sign up for nine snaps, though . But... more

Sunday's showdown at StubHub Center already had intrigue built into it. It's the season opener for the displaced Miami Dolphins, whose Week 1 game with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers was pushed back thanks to the threat of Hurricane Irma. Plus, it's the... more

Pittsburgh's never been an easy place to play, but Ben Roethlisberger wants his city and his home field to channel its immediate history and become the most feared stadium in the league. "I expect it and hope it'll be sold out, loud, crazy. You kno... more

Half of Jacksonville's star cornerback duo has been sidelined. Jalen Ramsey is not expected to practice on Wednesday with an ankle injury, the Jaguars announced. It's not yet clear when or how the injury occurred. Ramsey was limited last Wednesday... more

The Dallas Cowboys were in control from start to finish during the first Sunday Night Football spectacular of the season, beating the New York Giants, 19-3 , at AT&T Stadium in Week 1: 1. Odell Beckham's absence was the story before, during and af... more

The season is over for Allen Robinson. The Jacksonville Jaguars' go-to wide receiver is feared to have suffered a torn ACL in Sunday's season-opening win over the Houston Texans, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. Robinson will have an MRI... more

Scott Tolzien spent his Sunday afternoon throwing pick-sixes, taking sacks and ultimately taking a seat. The Colts backup quarterback, who started Indianapolis' season opener against the Rams, was benched in the fourth quarter of a disheartening 46... more

Another season, another bad break for Kevin White and the Chicago Bears. The snakebit wide receiver is believed to have suffered a broken collarbone during Sunday's loss to the Atlanta Falcons and is headed to injured reserve, NFL Network Insider... more

Akiem Hicks is staying in the Windy City for the long haul. The Chicago Bears have signed the defensive end to a four-year, $48 million contract extension with $30 million guaranteed, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Saturday. The team lat... more

Aaron Donald's holdout is over. The Los Angeles Rams defensive lineman showed up to the team's facility Saturday afternoon after a preseason-long absence. The team confirmed that Donald took and passed his physical. The Rams will add Donald to the... more

One day before the start of the final year of his rookie deal, Stephon Tuitt has secured his future in Pittsburgh. The Steelers announced Saturday that the fourth-year defensive end signed a five-year extension with the organization through 2022.... more

The football world is still trying to wrap its collective head around Thursday night's opening upset. Will Tom Brady ever be the same without Julian Edelman? Can anyone stop Tyreek Hill? Who the hell is Kareem Hunt? But the most pressing and... more

Jaylon Smith's long return to football will conclude with Dallas' first defensive snap on Sunday evening. The Cowboys linebacker, who missed his entire rookie season with a significant leg injury, is reportedly slated to start at middle linebacker... more

"Welcome to the NFL, rookie. How's the turf treatin' ya?" In so many words, that's how the Pittsburgh Steelers intend to initiate Cleveland Browns rookie gunslinger DeShone Kizer into the professional ranks: By introducing him to the Cleveland sod... more

The Kansas City Chiefs finished Thursday's 42-27 stunning victory without one of their key offensive weapons. Tyreek Hill went to the locker room late in the fourth quarter with cramps and did not return. We'll chalk up Hill's brief absence to h... more

Danny Amendola's promising opening night was cut short. The Patriots wide receiver did not return to New England's 42-27 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs after suffering a head injury in the second half. Amendola was Tom Brady's top-targeted recei... more

Adrian Peterson returns to Minnesota for the first time on Monday night since being let go in the offseason by the team that drafted him. Now a member of the New Orleans Saints, the future Hall of Famer hopes he is embraced by the Vikings fans who on... more

The New York Jets have a familiar face back on their roster. Veteran wide receiver Jeremy Kerley signed a deal with his old club Tuesday, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a source involved in the move. The team later made the announce... more

The Los Angeles Chargers are making a change at kicker this season. The Bolts released third-year booter Josh Lambo on Saturday, ceding the starting kicker job to rookie Younghoe Koo. Lambo was 2-for-2 in the preseason with a long of 53, while Ko... more

Friday's roster moves Saturday's roster moves Sunday's roster moves The Baltimore Ravens are shuffling the deck on the offensive line. Baltimore released center Jeremy Zuttah after just two weeks in the building. The veteran offensive... more

Another week, another Patriot done for the season. After losing its top wide receiver, Julian Edelman, to a torn ACL, New England will now be without one of its depth cornerbacks and leading return men. Cyrus Jones suffered a torn ACL and a partia... more

Corey Davis was finally back on the field on Thursday night. Well, for warmups, at least. The Tennessee Titans rookie receiver suited up for the traditional pregame routine for the first time this preseason after being sidelined by a hamstring inju... more

Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay confirmed Thursday night what many had already presumed: Andrew Luck and his ailing shoulder are unlikely to be ready for Week 1. "I would say, again, the odds are most likely he probably won't open up against the... more


The Atlanta Falcons will see the return of their star running back to practice on Tuesday. Falcons coach Dan Quinn told reporters that tailback Devonta Freeman will be fully cleared to practice after being sidelined with a concussion for more than... more

T.J. Ward might be on the move. The Denver Broncos have received calls from and engaged in trade conversations with other teams regarding the veteran Pro Bowl safety, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday. Speaking with reporters, Bro... more

Josh McCown will start the 2017 season as the New York Jets' starting quarterback. Jets coach Todd Bowles announced the decision Monday, but didn't provide any assurances that McCown would start past Week 1. He also did not confirm whether Christia... more

The devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey are still being felt in the city of Houston, and local athletes are rallying and inspiring others to raise money to aid in the recovery. Texans star defensive end J.J. Watt raised $500,000 in 24 hours on... more

Here's a first: A long snapper trade to kick off cut week. The Indianapolis Colts sent long snapper Thomas Hennessy to the New York Jets in exchange for safety Ronald Martin . Hennessy will compete with Tanner Purdum, the longest-tenured member of... more

The quarterback competition in Berea is over, and DeShone Kizer has been declared the victor. Cleveland Browns coach Hue Jackson named Kizer the starting quarterback in a conference call on Sunday. One day after earning his first preseason start,... more

The Chicago Bears' top wide receiver suffered what appears to be a serious knee injury on Sunday. Cameron Meredith was carted off the field with his left leg in an air cast after taking a low hit to his knee in the first quarter of Chicago's prese... more

Bad news on the New York Jets quarterback front. What's new? An MRI on Sunday revealed Bryce Petty suffered a considerable MCL injury, sources tell NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. Petty did not suffer any ACL damage. Typically, reports of a... more

Spencer Ware's knee injury will likely sideline him for the season. The Kansas City Chiefs confirmed that Ware suffered a torn PCL in addition to other damage in Friday night's loss to the Seahawks. The starting running back is slated to get a sec... more

Just two weeks ago, Cardinals coach Bruce Arians was putting John Brown's roster spot on notice, saying of the oft-injured wideout, "You're only good when you're available ." Well, on Saturday night, Brown finally showed up -- in a big way. The... more

The Philadelphia Eagles and New York Jets are swapping second-string secondary pieces. Philadelphia announced Sunday that it acquired fourth-year cornerback Dexter McDougle from Gang Green in exchange for fourth-year safety Terrence Brooks. Draft... more

In his first preseason appearance since 2011, Adrian Peterson failed to break any big gains, but the 31-year-old Saints running back didn't mind. It was enough just to be back on the field. "It felt good, you know. I was looking forward to it ,"... more

Aaron Rodgers said this offseason that he wants to keep tossing skins in a Packers uniform until he's 40 years young , nearly six years from now. Will his top target Jordy Nelson be there right alongside him in 2023? Don't count on it. The prolif... more

The Seattle Seahawks played their first game Friday night without starting left tackle George Fant, who was lost for the season last week to a torn ACL. The early returns? So far, so good. With second-year guard Rees Odhiambo filling in for the... more

The quarterback quagmire in Jacksonville took another surprising turn on Saturday morning. Jaguars coach Doug Marrone decided on his starting quarterback -- at the least for the season opener -- pegging Blake Bortles to start Week 1 against the Hou... more

Dannell Ellerbe is on the open market. The New Orleans Saints linebacker has been medically cleared to return to football after having his injured foot evaluated by Dr. Robert Anderson, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. The Saints subsequ... more

The quarterback competition is officially on in Jacksonville. Chad Henne will start at quarterback in the Jaguars' third preseason game against the Carolina Panthers on Thursday, the team announced Wednesday. Blake Bortles will also get reps with t... more

Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Monday The absence of Thomas Rawls, due to a minor ankle sprain suffered in camp, presented new acquisition Eddie Lacy with a golden opportunity to prove to coaches he could split snaps with the start... more

Are Blake Bortles' days as the Jacksonville Jaguars' starting quarterback numbered? After a second consecutive mediocre preseason outing from his franchise signal-caller on Thursday night , Jags coach Doug Marrone told reporters that Jacksonville h... more

Few people, if any, in the Pittsburgh Steelers front office are worried that Le'Veon Bell's absence will extend into the regular season, including the owner. Steelers president Art Rooney II said Thursday that his star running back should be in the... more

Sammy Watkins made his first appearance as a member of the Los Angeles Rams on Saturday, but not in L.A.'s preseason opener against the Cowboys. After all, he doesn't know the playbook. As Watkins put it to reporters before the game on how he would... more

Raekwon McMillan had quite an unfortunate NFL debut on Thursday night. An MRI revealed Friday that the Dolphins' second-round selection suffered a torn ACL during Miami's preseason opener, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a source... more

Kendall Langford is out in Indianapolis. The Colts defensive end was released Wednesday with a failed physical designation. Langford had been on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list, still dealing with the knee injury that landed him on inju... more

Punters are people who deserve mega contract extensions too! The Dallas Cowboys signed punter Chris Jones to a four-year extension, the team announced Wednesday. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a source, that the deal is worth $8.7... more

The NFL preseason is full of hope and optimism for fans and teams alike, but it's also a sorting-out period rife with prediction and reckless speculation. Green rookies need to secure their roles on the final roster. Promoted coordinators have to... more

Since Colin Kaepernick parted ways with the San Francisco 49ers this offseason, only one team has brought him in for a visit: the Seattle Seahawks. While Seattle didn't end up signing the free-agent quarterback, choosing to bring in Austin Davis... more

Dalvin Cook finally has some competition in Mankato. The Vikings activated running back Latavius Murray off of the physically unable to perform (PUP) list on Monday. Murray had been sidelined while recovering from offseason ankle surgery. The te... more

"My story is America's story." LaDainian Tomlinson, after thanking all those in the game of football who came before him and who helped guide him toward his rightful place in Canton, inspired the onlookers at the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinem... more

The San Francisco 49ers' vaunted front seven lost a key member on Saturday. Niners linebacker Malcolm Smith is out for the season with a torn pectoral, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Saturday, per sources informed of Smith's situation. T... more

J.J. Watt will return to the football field for the first time in nearly 11 months next Wednesday, and he won't be on the sidelines. The Texans defensive end will play in Houston's first preseason game against the Panthers, coach Bill O'Brien told... more

Pro Football Hall of Fame busts live forever. They sit in hallowed halls in Canton and operate as reminders to future generations of who the giants of the game were and what they looked like when they roamed football's grounds. They are revered by pl... more

Tom Brady's ruby jubilee has everyone in football reevaluating his mortality, professional and otherwise. That includes fellow future Hall of Fame quarterback Aaron Rodgers. The Packers gunslinger, approaching 34 years old this season, knows that n... more

The Indianapolis Colts are down another offensive starter in camp. Donte Moncrief will join Andrew Luck (shoulder) on the sidelines with an AC joint sprain in his shoulder, coach Chuck Pagano told reporters Friday. The wide receiver is day to day... more

Malik McDowell is finally back in Seattle. The Seahawks' second-round selection reported to training camp Thursday and was added to the non-football injury (NFI) list. The rookie defensive tackle failed to show when camp opened on Sunday after... more


Malik McDowell's absence from Seahawks training camp will be short-lived. McDowell is heading to Seattle and will report to camp on Tuesday, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a source informed of his plans. The Seattle Times' Bob Condo... more

The Houston Texans have acquired some much-needed secondary help. The Texans signed free-agent safety Marcus Gilchirst to a one-year deal on Tuesday, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per Gilchrist's representation. The safety had visited... more

Toto, we're not in San Diego anymore. The Los Angeles Chargers brought out the Southern California star power on their first day of training camp, inviting Los Angeles Lakers legend and Orange County resident Kobe Bryant to their training facility... more

Expectations are high in Nashville, as Marcus Mariota enters his third season in the pros with the most stacked supporting cast of his young career. Over the offseason, the Tennessee Titans signed veteran slot man Eric Decker and added wideouts Cor... more

The Los Angeles Chargers acquired their backup quarterback of the future on Thursday when they traded for Cardale Jones. But according to general manager Tom Telesco, the organization had been eyeing the former Ohio State quarterback for quite some... more

Odell Beckham made it clear Thursday that he wants to be the highest-paid player in football . That played just fine with Giants co-owner John Mara, who supported on Friday the wide receiver's case for significantly increased compensation, but made... more

We've got ourselves a Saturday afternoon tweetstorm in late July, courtesy of Chiefs pass rusher Tamba Hali. The defensive end, who has two years left on his deal with Kansas City, is coming off of one of the least productive years of his career. H... more

Giants diehards and fantasy football fans aren't the only two cliques fantasizing about Big Blue's newfangled offense. One of New York's receivers can't hold back his excitement at the prospect of playing alongside Pro Bowl giants Odell Beckham and... more

After a mysterious absence on Friday, David Irving will be back with the Dallas Cowboys this weekend. Irving will rejoin the Cowboys in Oxnard, Calif. on Sunday, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a source. The third-year defensive en... more

There are so many new faces in Santa Clara this season that it's hard to project how the San Francisco 49ers will play in 2017. Embarking on a six-year endeavor to rebuild one of the league's great franchises, general manager John Lynch and coach K... more

New regime in Rams land. Same old Eric Dickerson. The legendary Los Angeles running back stirred the pot last season when he called for coach Jeff Fisher to be fired in November and was subsequently barred from attending Rams games on the sidelines... more

Shoelace took a meeting in the Lone Star State this week. Former Jaguars running back Denard Robinson worked out with the Cowboys on Thursday, NFL Network's Jane Slater reported Friday. The Michigan standout found moderate success as a running ba... more

The Cincinnati Bengals will be without one of their top defenders for their season opener against the Baltimore Ravens. Veteran cornerback Adam Jones was suspended Friday for the first game of the 2017 season for violating the league's personal con... more

The Calvin Johnson reconciliation tour rolls on. After the retired Lions receiver said last week that he called it quits in 2016 partially due to Detroit's chronic mediocrity , Lions president Rod Wood extended a welcoming hand and an invite to tra... more

The Buffalo Bills are starting over. The franchise has exorcised the Brothers Ryan and general manager Doug Whaley since the end of last season and in their stead hired two former Carolina Panthers honchos: coach Sean McDermott and GM Brandon Beane... more

The war of words in the NFC East is underway. Last week, Dak Prescott, the rising sophomore of the division's defending champion Dallas Cowboys, made headlines when he declared on the hallowed ESPYs red carpet that Dallas would repeat as champs of... more

Vito "Babe" Parilli, a Super Bowl-winning quarterback and member of the 1960s All-Decade Team, died at the age of 87, the New England Patriots announced Saturday. Parilli's professional football career spanned two leagues, five teams, 15 years and... more

The Cam-to-Christian connection begins in earnest this weekend. Panthers rookie running back Christian McCaffrey told NFL Network's Alex Flanagan that he anticipates catching passes from Cam Newton in training sessions over this weekend and the nex... more

The newly minted Los Angeles Chargers are now less than a month away from their first game in their new digs -- a preseason clash with the Seahawks at StubHub Center -- and running back Melvin Gordon is ready to make a important first impression. W... more

Charles Haley knows his quarterbacks; he compiled 100.5 sacks and played alongside three Hall of Fame gunslingers over his 13-year career. The Hall of Fame defensive end also knows his way around the Cowboys and the 49ers, the two rival organizatio... more

Kurt Warner and his improbable football career will be immortalized in Canton this summer when the former Rams quarterback is enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Warner's journey from undrafted free agent to grocery store clerk to All-Are... more

Von Miller is widely regarded as the league's best pass rusher. In fact, his peers ranked him No. 2 behind the immortal Tom Brady on The Top 100 Players of 2017 countdown, making Miller the highest-ranked defensive player on the list. But heading... more

Rashad Jennings spent this offseason building his brand off of the field. Now he wants to be back on it. The former Giants running back was a fan favorite on this spring's installment of ABC's Dancing with the Stars -- which is currently in its 24... more

Todd Gurley's first season in Hollywood was next to nightmarish. After a promising rookie campaign, the former Offensive Rookie of the Year saw his yards per carry average dip to 3.2 and barely saw any opportunities to break big runs behind an... more

Pay no attention to the men behind the curtain in the Emerald City. Seattle Seahawks pass rusher Cliff Avril became the latest member of Pete Carroll's posse to denounce an ESPN story written this offseason detailing divides and mistrust in the te... more

Oregon's leading receiver from last season was arrested Saturday. Oregon wideout Darren Carrington was arrested for driving under the influence of intoxicants (DUII) on Saturday morning after colliding with a McDonalds drive-thru in Eugene, Oregon,... more

A.J. Green and his Cincinnati Bengals suffered professional setbacks in 2016. One year after being one drive away from their first postseason win since 1991, the Bengals missed the playoffs for the first time in six seasons. Green didn't even make... more

Carolina's elder statesman on defense is in search of a new contract. Thomas Davis, the Panthers' 34-year-old inside linebacker, is entering the final season of a two-year extension signed in 2015. The vet is owed a base salary of $3.25 million thi... more


Another Ravens tight end has been sidelined for the 2017 season. Backup tight end Darren Waller was suspended for at least one year without pay for violating the league's policy on substances of abuse, a league spokesperson announced†Friday. Wall... more

Happy All or Nothing day! The highly anticipated second season of the Amazon series, which covers from start to finish the 2016 Los Angeles Rams season, dropped on Friday and is available to Amazon Prime subscribers. On Thursday, we brought you... more

The NFL is hiring its second female official in three years. Terri Valenti joins an elite group of women who have made their mark on football. Take a look at those who have paved the way. The league announced Thursday that Terri Valenti will become... more

Devonta Freeman's quest to be "elite paid" will eventually end. According to Falcons owner Arthur Blank, it's not a matter of if an extension is reached, but when -- and "when" may be sooner than we think. "I feel very confident that we'll be able... more

For the first time since rookie minicamp, Christian McCaffrey participated in Panthers practice on Thursday. Carolina's first-round pick had been restricted by an arcane rule from participating in organized team activities and the first two days o... more

Now that Jeremy Maclin has concluded his brief free agency tour and joined the Baltimore Ravens on a two-year deal , it's time to project with precision how he'll fare in Marty Mornhinweg's system in 2017. Who better to turn to for a perspective on... more

King Dunlap is abdicating. The former Eagles and Chargers offensive tackle will retire after nine years in professional football, his agents announced Monday . Made expendable by the signing of Russell Okung, Dunlap was released by the Chargers... more

Branden Albert has arrived in Duval. The Jaguars confirmed Monday that the recently acquired offensive tackle showed up to the team's facility in advance of mandatory minicamp, which begins Tuesday. After joining Jacksonville from Miami via trade... more

After Washington selected a running back in the draft and reportedly demoted another this offseason, it's fair to wonder who will be toting the rock in D.C. full-time. According to Redskins offensive coordinator Matt Cavanaugh, it depends on the day... more

The Derek Carr contract drama has been anything but dramatic. Neither Carr nor the Oakland Raiders are in a concerted hurry to get the deal done, and the quarterback has resolved that if the contract isn't worked out by the start of training camp in... more

If you're Jadeveon Clowney, how do you follow up a validating third season in the professional ranks? One Houston Texans assistant suggests the edge rusher could chart a course toward Canton. "I told him he can be a Hall of Famer ," Texans defensiv... more

The San Francisco 49ers finally have one of their first-round picks under contract. San Francisco announced Friday the signing of No. 31 overall pick Reuben Foster to his four-year rookie deal. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports Foster's deal... more

San Francisco's newest pass rusher is closing in on the century mark, but he's not ready to start the countdown clock on his time in professional football. Elvis Dumervil, who officially signed with the 49ers on Thursday, is one sack away from 100... more

Marcus Mariota has taken another step closer toward a total return to football. The Titans quarterback participated in full-team drills on Tuesday, according to ESPN's Paul Kuharsky. Coach Mike Mularkey said two weeks ago, when Mariota returned... more

The Atlanta Falcons saw the return of one of their defensive lynchpins on Tuesday. Desmond Trufant was back on the field at organized team activities, the Falcons announced. It was the veteran corner's first action since undergoing surgery to mend... more

The Baltimore Ravens are shuffling the deck in their secondary, less than week after losing one of their key contributors. Baltimore announced Monday that it has signed journeyman cornerback Brandon Boykin and Al-Hajj Shabazz and has released vet... more

The sudden release of Jeremy Maclin took most of the football world by surprise, including his own quarterback. Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith said Saturday that Maclin's cut caught him off guard. "Shocked," Smith told Blair Kerkoff o... more

Derek Barnett is officially a member of the Eagles. Philadelphia agreed to terms with its first-round pick on his four-year rookie deal on Thursday. The defensive end was drafted with the 14th-overall selection out of Tennessee.'s Gregg... more

The Baltimore Ravens lost an important member of their secondary on Thursday. Second-year cornerback Tavon Young suffered a torn ACL in organized team activities, the team announced. According to the Ravens website, Young suffered the injury whil... more

Demarcus Lawrence, like most of us, would prefer to forget about 2016. The Cowboys defensive end's third season began with a four-game suspension and ended with a back injury. Lawrence, who totaled eight sacks in a breakout year in 2015, finished w... more


Due to an unfortunate, but minor injury, the Chicago Bears played a little quarterback carousel on Tuesday. Mark Sanchez, one of three quarterbacks brought on by Chicago this offseason, suffered a knee injury during organized team activites on Tues... more

All is quiet on the Alameda front, but Derek Carr hopes it doesn't stay that way. The Oakland Raiders quarterback, coming off a career season and entering the final year of his rookie deal, faces contract negotiations with the organization on a meg... more

In his first season in Detroit, Marvin Jones went in like a Lion, but out like a lamb. He's looking to change that in 2017. "I flushed it really after the playoff game ," Jones told the Detroit Free-Press of his uneven debut with the Lions. "After... more

Around this time last year, Dante Fowler said he was ready to "turn it loose" after sitting out his entire rookie year with a devastating knee injury. The result? Four sacks and 32 combined tackles in 16 games played. Now the Jaguars pass rusher i... more

Over the course of his six-year career, Morris Claiborne has unfortunately rarely seen the field. The former sixth overall pick, selected by the Dallas Cowboys in 2012, played in just 47 of a possible 80 regular season games, due to recurring knee... more

Three words: Gronk. Is. Back. Coming off a season-ending back injury -- not to mention a spring of WrestleMania cameos and starring roles in suggestive, C-level music videos -- Rob Gronkowski impressed reporters and coaches in workouts this week,... more

Back in his hometown of Los Angeles, Robert Woods is wasting no time settling in and stirring things up. Woods signed a big-time five-year contract with the Los Angeles Rams in free agency following a promising four-year stint in Buffalo. The forme... more

Robert Nkemdiche had a season to forget in 2016. The Cardinals selected the defensive lineman out of Ole Miss with the 29th overall pick, but Nkemdiche only saw the field in five games and registered just three tackles on the entire season. The one... more

The New York Jets are set to hire their first female coach. The New York Daily News reports that Gang Green intends to hire Collette Smith, the marketing executive and former coach and player for the New York Sharks of the Independent Women's Foo... more

The early reviews are in: The Baltimore Ravens are really high on Breshad Perriman through one week of OTAs. The wide receiver is entering his third year as a pro, but only his second as a healthy option for Joe Flacco. With Steve Smith retired and... more

Von Miller is a proven winner. The Broncos linebacker was named Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2011; has been selected as a first-team All-Pro thrice; and capped off a Denver title run two seasons ago by claiming the Super Bowl MVP. But there's on... more

Players around the league are getting into shape during this week's organized team activities, but Josh Norman is already in midseason form. Even though it's only May, the opinionated Redskins cornerback can't wait for the upcoming season, one that... more

Today in only-in-the-21st-century "news", a football coach apologized for someone else's potentially mean-spirited joke. Video: Bucs coach Dirk Koetter apologizes for team's tweet to Falcons mocking "28-3" SB score. "Unprofessional," he said to moc... more

The Chicago Bears continue to add to their collection of veteran wide receivers. Former Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz signed with the team on a one-year deal, the Bears announced. Cruz celebrated the news with a slick photoshop. The Giants wil... more

The Miami Dolphins opened organized team activities with their signal-caller at full strength. Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill told reporters Thursday he felt "100 percent" following an offseason of speculation regarding his partially torn ACL... more

Gerald Hodges is headed to Western New York. The former 49ers linebacker culminated his nationwide tour of team facilities on Thursday, signing a deal with the Buffalo Bills, the team announced . Per NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, it's a one-ye... more

Rumors of the Denver Broncos' demise have been greatly exaggerated, according to their new skipper. The 2017 offseason has seen the hierarchy of the AFC West, one often paced by the Broncos, take new shape. The Oakland Raiders brought in Marshawn L... more

For the last five months plus, Devonta Freeman and his party have made it well known that he deserves to be paid like the best backs in the league. Ahead of the Super Bowl, NFL Network's Michael Silver reported that Freeman's agent claimed the back... more

The Chargers' second-leading receiver from 2016 will be forced to miss some time. Dontrelle Inman will be out until the start of training camp, after recently undergoing surgery to repair a core muscle injury, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport repor... more

The Buffalo Bills are putting together quite the front office. Less than one week after hiring general manager Brandon Beane away from Carolina, Buffalo hired Texans director of player personnel Brian Gaine as its new vice president of player... more

The Green Bay Packers will be without their rookie linebacker for the rest of spring camp. Fourth-round selection Vince Biegel broke the fifth metatarsal in his foot recently, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday, per a source informed... more

On the heels of Tom Brady Appreciation Week, and in the midst of Tom Brady Adulation Offseason, the Patriots quarterback continues to be lauded, often rightly, as the greatest of all time. Or as one video game enterprise put it: the G.O.A.T. But B... more

The New Orleans Saints are optimistic that a key cog of their offensive line will be ready for the start of the regular season. Coach Sean Payton told reporters Saturday that he expects center Max Unger, who recently underwent surgery on an injured... more

Tre Boston has found a new home in sunny Southern California. The former Panthers safety agreed to terms with the Los Angeles Chargers on Friday. The team later confirmed the move on Monday. Boston initially announced the news on his Twitter ac... more

The Chicago Bears released the most senior member of their offense on Thursday. Chicago cut veteran wide receiver Eddie Royal after two seasons with the team. Royal was due $5 million in 2017, but will now count nothing against the Bears' cap numb... more

New York Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson was arrested and charged with a felony count of resisting arrest with violence in Miami on Sunday night, police confirmed to Anderson got into a fight with security at an event after being told to... more

Hopes are high in South Beach with the Miami Dolphins one offseason removed from their first postseason appearance in eight years. Count offensive coordinator Clyde Christensen as one Dolphin buying into the optimism. On Saturday, the coach predict... more

It's post-draft season across the football landscape, which means it's time for RECKLESS SPECU-LATION . The start of rookie minicamps has a lot of fans and coaches feeling optimistic about their teams' draft hauls and pondering the effect they coul... more

Marvin Lewis is calling the race early. The Bengals coach quickly put the kibosh on a proposed 40-yard dash-off between his first-round pick John Ross and Cincinnati Reds outfielder Billy Hamilton, telling Cincinnati reporters Friday, "John is not... more

Jaye Howard has landed with a new team. The former Chiefs defensive lineman signed a one-year deal with the Bears, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported Thursday, according to a source informed of the agreement. The team later announced the deal.... more

Apparently the Jets can have too much of a good thing. Less than one week after drafting two safeties in the first two rounds, Gang Green cut safety Marcus Gilchrist after two fruitful seasons with the team. Coming over from the Chargers in 201... more

Pick it up! It's fifth-year-option exercising season, and with the deadline at end of the day on May 2, teams are already extending their 2014 first-round picks for at least one more year. While all rookies are required to sign four-year deals ou... more

The draft is done. Minicamps are weeks away. And the regular season won't kick off for another four months. Sigh . With so many Sundays in between Mr. Irrelevant and real, live FOOTBALL!!, we have some time to kill. OK, we have a lot of time to ki... more


The Cleveland Browns earned rave reviews from how they handled Thursday night's first round of the draft, one that could have gone sideways under less competent management. But despite hauling in an elite pass rusher, a versatile safety and an athle... more

The football cognoscenti are in firm agreement: The Browns should and will take Myles Garrett first overall. But there is far less consensus surrounding the 49ers, who pick second overall and have just as many holes to fill as Cleveland. Might San... more

Saddle up, Broncos supporters. The position battle at quarterback between Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch is going to extend all the way through training camp. "It's going to be a long battle," Broncos rookie coach Vance Joseph told reporters Tuesd... more

Two days out from the 2017 NFL Draft, the Cleveland Browns are starting to make some moves. Owners of the first and 12th overall draft picks, and in need of a franchise quarterback, it was long suggested that Cleveland might use its bounty of... more

Sidney Jones could be ready by the start of the 2017 season. The Washington defensive back, once regarded as an early first-round pick coming out of the Scouting Combine, suffered a torn Achilles during his pro day. But according to a letter from... more

Who's really the best quarterback in this year's draft? Ask every scout, and you won't get the same answer twice in a row. If you had to narrow down the class to the two prospects most likely to go first, however, you'd have two ACC quarterbacks:... more

The draft can't come soon enough for T.J. Watt. After an outstanding NFL Scouting Combine performance, workouts and visits with nine teams and phone calls with others, the linebacker-defensive end hybrid from Pewaukee, Wisconsin, caught a fever thi... more

The Kansas City Chiefs are trying to clear Jaye Howard off their books. Kansas City released the defensive lineman on Saturday, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. Howard was one year into a two-year, $12 million deal that he signed with K.C... more

Taylor Gabriel is officially under contract for the 2017 campaign. Fresh off a breakout 2016 season, the unrestricted free agent signed his second-round tender worth roughly $2.8 million with the Falcons, the team announced Saturday. Atlanta was... more

Glen Coffee is making a comeback. The retired running back was reinstated by the league and subsequently waived by the 49ers, his former team on Friday, Coffee's agent Duray Oubre told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. Coffee was drafted by San... more

The Denver Broncos failed to defend their Super Bowl title last season, missing the playoffs thanks to inexperienced quarterbacking and a breakdown in the trenches. Denver's first postseason absence since B.T.T. (Before Tim Tebow) has at least one... more

Jameis Winston, DeSean Jackson and a fiesty kicking competition will likely dominate headlines during Tampa Bay Buccaneers training camp, what with 'Hard Knocks'†documenting their every waking move †this summer. But one storyline that will almost... more

Six days from draft night, we finally have ourselves a Corey Davis sighting. Feels good getting back into it! Not 100% yet but I'm getting there.. #StayTuned ‚?? Corey Davis (@c_davis_81) April 21, 2017 The West... more

With concern mounting about Reuben Foster 's viability as a top-10 pick in the 2017 draft (April 27-29 in Philadelphia), NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock threw cold water on the notion that the Alabama linebacker will fall far down draft boards.... more

The NFL is making history on Thanksgiving this season. After the Detroit Lions and Dallas Cowboys host their annual Turkey Day contests and in between your tryptophan trip and sweet potato plunge, one team will host a Thanksgiving Day game for the f... more

One week of OTAs has drawn Sean McDermott and the Bills no closer to a resolution regarding Sammy Watkins' fifth-year option. The first-year coach told reporters Thursday, "Sammy is a good player. He's in a good spot. He's attacking the rehab. We h... more

Sam Acho is staying in the Windy City. The outside linebacker re-signed with the Chicago Bears on Saturday on a one-year deal, his third consecutive season-long pact with the team. Entering his seventh season in the pros, Acho was drafted by the... more

The McCourty twins share a Twitter account . Will they be sharing a locker room in 2017? If Devin McCourty has his way, you bet. With his brother Jason McCourty set to be released by the Titans after spending eight seasons in Nashville, many expec... more

The deadline to exercise fifth-year options on 2014 first-round picks is approaching, and Sammy Watkins' long-term future with the Buffalo Bills remains in limbo. The wide receiver, drafted fourth overall out of Clemson three years ago, has incurre... more

Jerraud Powers is stepping away from the game just before his 30th birthday. The free-agent cornerback, entering his ninth year in the league, announced his retirement on Instagram on Friday. "With the 2017 season getting started and teams are... more

In his first three seasons, Trent Murphy had only missed one game. In 2017, he'll sit out at least four. The Redskins defensive end was suspended without pay for the first four games of the season for violating the league's policy on performance... more

On Wednesday, the Rams exercised Aaron Donald's fifth-year option. On Friday, the Texans followed suit with their own Pro Bowl defensive lineman. Houston picked up the fifth-year option on Jadeveon Clowney's rookie deal on Friday, NFL Network's Jam... more

The most prolific receiver in Atlanta Falcons history is officially calling it quits. Just over one year after being cut by the Falcons, Roddy White announced his retirement Friday in a series of tweets. "I would like to thank Arthur Blank and th... more

A patriarch and ambassador of the National Football League, the late Dan Rooney will also be remembered for serving his country as an actual ambassador. Rooney was named the 33rd Ambassador to Ireland in 2009 by President Barack Obama and served in... more

The Atlanta Falcons made their long-awaited return to the Super Bowl in 2017. The city will follow suit in two years. The National Football League announced that Super Bowl LIII, set to be played at Atlanta's new Mercedes-Benz Stadium, will take pl... more

The Cincinnati Bengals missed the postseason last year for the first time since 2010, a misstep that was just the start of what is amounting to be a rough offseason. Three of Cincy's most unheralded, but vital, offensive players -- Andrew Whitworth... more

Many of those who visit Washington, D.C., come as tourists, eager to take in the sights and all the storied history. But not T.J. Watt. He's there on business, readying instead for the next step in his path to the 2017 NFL Draft. Watt is spending... more

Lost in free agency's veteran running back roulette and retirement rumblings is the fact that a potential future Hall of Fame wide receiver is still without a job, despite wanting one. At 36 years old, Anquan Boldin ranks ninth on the all-time... more

Tony Romo's transformation from media fodder to media personality continued on Wednesday. One day removed from confirming his release from the Cowboys and impending departure from football, Romo called into Dallas sports radio station 105.3 The Fan... more

Zach Brown continues to make the rounds. The free-agent linebacker, formerly of the Bills, will visit the Redskins on Monday, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a source informed of Brown's plans. Brown was thought to be choosing betw... more

The league's recent foray into hosting the NFL Draft in cities other than New York has one Midwestern metropolis getting its hopes up. Kansas City Chiefs president Mark Donovan told the Kansas City Star that the organization is "serious" about hos... more

Deshaun Watson is three months removed from leading Clemson to a national championship over Alabama and is currently focused on the upcoming NFL Draft. But while the Clemson quarterback has moved on from his college days, some Bama fans have not. A... more


For T.J. Watt, the long month-and-a-half wait between pro day and draft day has been filled with ultra-competitive workouts with his oldest brother, the Texans' J.J., downtime with the family and, now, workouts with at least four teams, including som... more

The other cleat has yet to drop in the Tony Romo saga, this offseason's top-rated, drawn-out drama. But it's becoming more and more unlikely that the veteran quarterback, stuck in purgatory on the Cowboys' payroll, will land in the Mile High City.... more

By the start of training camp, we might look back at Ben Roethlisberger's retire-or-not-to-retire waffling as a silly storyline, a manufactured Favrian imitation, short on suspense and void of intrigue. But in Pittsburgh, Steelers brass is taking... more

The evolution of Cam Newton hit a snag this week when it was announced the quarterback was to undergo late-March surgery on his throwing shoulder. But Panthers coach Ron Rivera isn't worried about Newton's status for an all-important bounceback sea... more

It's nearly April and to the surprise of some, Brock Osweiler is still a Brown. The former Texans quarterback, acquired by Cleveland in a surprising trade on the first day of free agency, is in limbo regarding his role with the 2017 Browns, but coa... more

With everyone weighing in on former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick's curious unemployment, including Around the NFL's very own Chris Wesseling , it was only a matter of time before one of the league's most outspoken activists lent his two cents t... more

Members of the Carolina Panthers took their show on the road this offseason, traveling to four military bases in Germany as part of a week-long USO/NFL tour earlier this March. Five players -- Mario Addison, Dean Marlowe, Andrew Norwell, Kawann Sho... more

The Buffalo Bills are adding to their sparse receiving corps. Buffalo officially signed former Raiders wide receiver Andre Holmes on Saturday. His deal is worth $6.5 million over three years, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a source.... more

Chris Baker forgives, but he doesn't forget. The newly-minted Buccaneers defensive tackle is celebrating his multi-year deal with Tampa Bay, but is still smarting from his unceremonious exit in D.C. "It was really hurtful learning that the Reds... more

Free agency has not been kind to Dallas' defense, but at least one Cowboys pass rusher is optimistic about the unit's outlook in 2017. Within the first two weeks of the new league year, the Cowboys saw their secondary completely fleeced by the open... more

With his pro day down and the NFL Draft in late April on the horizon, T.J. Watt can finally see the "light at the end of the tunnel" of his arduous draft process. The linebacker's Wisconsin pro day on Wednesday went exactly how he planned. Watt foc... more

John Lynch's 49ers were one of the more active teams when free agency opened last week, signing Malcolm Smith and Kyle Juszczyk to suprising big-money deals and bringing two veteran quarterbacks in house. But does having Brian Hoyer and Matt Barkle... more

D.J. Fluker is swapping coasts. The former Chargers tackle is heading east to join the New York Giants on a one-year deal, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported Saturday. Fluker started all 16 games in 2016 before being let go by the Chargers on... more

Chicago's offensive rebuild continued Saturday with the acquisition of a promising wide receiver on the cheap. The Bears agreed to terms with former Titans wideout Kendall Wright on a one-year, $4 million deal, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport repo... more

If the season started today, David Johnson would be more than just "good to go." So says David Johnson. The star dual-threat Cardinals running back saw his dominant 2016 season end in scary fashion when he suffered a sprained MCL in Week 17, leavin... more

The Dallas Cowboys have lost their second starting offensive lineman in as many days. The first, guard Ronald Leary, departed for Denver in free agency; the latter is handing in his papers. Starting right tackle Doug Free is expected to announce hi... more

Mere hours after trading for Kony Ealy, the New England Patriots weren't done dealing with the NFC South. The New Orleans Saints traded wide receiver Brandin Cooks to New England in exchange for a package that includes the Patriots' first-round pi... more

If there was still any doubt after Chicago dished out $18.5 million in guaranteed money to a longtime backup, Bears general manager Ryan Pace silenced it Friday. Mike Glennon will be the Bears' starting quarterback in 2017. One day after Chicago... more

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