Edward Lewis

Edward Lewis

Edward Lewis is a Digital Content Producer for and a writer for Around The NFL. Prior to joining in 2015, he covered UCLA and San Diego State sports as a reporter for! Sports.

Vance Joseph is all aboard the same give Paxton Lynch a chance to develop train John Elway is currently conducting. Just days after the Broncos' general manager told media members that Denver isn't just going to kick Lynch "to the cur b" after... more

For the second time in three seasons, the Dallas Cowboys will be without defensive tackle Maliek Collins in the lead up to training camp because of a bum foot. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported the big DT, who started 30 of a possible 32 ga... more

Dave Gettleman continued his overhaul of the New York Giants' running back room by jettisoning Paul Perkins on Thursday. The former 2016 fifth-round pick entered this past season with some hype after a promising rookie year, but injuries limited h... more

Derrick Johnson said he had offers from "three or four teams" to join their squads this offseason, but he picked the Raiders over them all mainly for one big reason: Chucky. "He's a big factor," Oakland's newest linebacker said of coach Jon Gruden... more

John Dorsey can't bring Eric Berry with him in his move from Kansas City to Cleveland, so he's trying the next closest thing: The safety's brother. The Cleveland Browns announced the general manager signed 13 undrafted free agents Friday, one of w... more

The Bills will turn to a former Carolina Panther to help build their future roster. Buffalo announced Friday that ex-Panthers linebacker Dan Morgan will take over as the team's new director of player personnel, filling a void left by Brian Gaine, w... more

President Donald Trump wants Bill Belichick to take the Patriot Way to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Sort of. The White House announced Friday that Trump intends to appoint several prominent sports figures to be designated as co-chairs and members of t... more

The Philadelphia Eagles' run toward a second straight Super Bowl might have to begin without a key cog in their front seven. NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan recently underwent surgery for a herniated disc in his... more

John Dorsey hasn't been afraid to wheel and deal with his new Cleveland Browns roster this offseason, and that certainly didn't change with the end of the NFL draft over the weekend. The general manager dealt tight end Randall Telfer on Wednesday t... more

More than 250 prospects were drafted last week, and all have some sort of shot -- no matter how small or large -- at being the next big thing in the NFL. But one prospect has been set up for success on the road to greatness just a bit more than the... more


The rivalry between the Raiders and Chiefs just got a lot more interesting. Kansas City selected the son of Oakland general manager Reggie McKenzie, defensive lineman Kahlil McKenzie, with pick No. 198 in the sixth round Saturday afternoon. They... more

NFL drafts have had runs on punters before, but it's been nearly four decades since a draft had a run on punters quite like the one we saw Saturday afternoon. When the Packers took Alabama's JK Scott at pick No. 172 overall, and the Raiders followe... more

Have an opinion on the Oakland Raiders' draft through three rounds so far? Better keep it to yourself, because Jon Gruden doesn't really care to hear it. The new Raiders head man received the lowest grade in the league , a C (tied with the Seahawks... more

The Arizona Cardinals aren't giving up on D.J. Humphries' ceiling just yet. The team picked up the offensive lineman's fifth-year option Friday, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, which keeps the oft-injured, enigmatic  tackle under the Car... more

By now, the football world is well aware of Antonio Callaway's off-field transgressions . On Wednesday, the former Florida wideout said he's taken a big step toward putting all of those behind him. In an interview with NFL Network Insider Ian Rapop... more

The price to gain a potential star linebacker apparently only cost the Chiefs a fourth-round pick. In his pre-draft news conference Friday, Kansas City general manager Brett Veach gushed over Reggie Ragland, calling the player the Chiefs acquired f... more

The New York Jets won't be letting Leonard Williams go anytime soon. The team announced Saturday morning they're picking up the young defensive lineman's fifth-year option, which will keep him in Jets green through the 2019 season (the option is... more

Forget about the debate over what position Lamar Jackson will play in the NFL. The newest argument is how early the Louisville quarterback could be selected in next week's draft (Apr. 26-28, NFL Network, FOX). Per NFL Network draft analyst Mike May... more

The Cincinnati Bengals will make sure a possible replacement for Andy Dalton isn't residing right in their backyard. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that Lamar Jackson, who played his college ball about 100 miles from Cincinnati at... more

Pre-draft visits are slated to wrap up this week, but that hasn't made the schedule for two of the top quarterback prospects any less busy. Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield will be in Denver for a visit with the Broncos on Monday, and then he'll head to... 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. Edward Lewis examine... more

In an offseason characterized by Odell Beckham drama and constant speculation over what the team should do with the No. 2 overall pick, the New York Giants at least have one less thing to worry about as they try to recover from a 3-13 season: the... more

Josh Rosen's tour of quarterback-needy teams will continue in Buffalo this week. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported the UCLA quarterback, who's already been hosted by the L.A. Chargers, Denver Broncos and Cleveland Browns, will fly to Buffal... more

By the end of this week, the Cleveland Browns will have officially made sure they've done their due diligence on the top quarterbacks in the draft. After playing host to UCLA's Josh Rosen, USC's Sam Darnold and Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield last week ,... more

Tyron Smith spoke words this week that surely made Dak Prescott -- and all Dallas Cowboys fans, for that matter -- happy. In talking with the team's website at teammate Tyrone Crawford's annual football camp in Windsor, Ontario, Smith said his... more

Apparently Carson Wentz does not possess the same injury-avoiding "instinct" Deshaun Watson does. In the same week that Houston Texans coach Bill O'Brien raved about his quarterback's ability to avoid the big hit and know when a play has died, the... more

The Cleveland Browns' purge of their quarterback room continued Friday. Just a few weeks after shipping off DeShone Kizer to the Green Bay Packers, and just a couple days after punting Cody Kessler to the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Browns sent Kev... more

After a five-year rookie contract in Detroit and a six-year mega deal in Miami, Ndamukong Suh will shift gears with his next contract, signing just a one-year pact with the Los Angeles Rams on Friday. The deal isn't necessarily a cheap one, coming... more

The New Orleans Saints are trying to get Drew Brees another weapon for the 2018 season and beyond. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a source, the Saints are signing Bears restricted free-agent wideout Cameron Meredith to a two-year of... 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. Edward Lewis examine... more

Insurance for Philip Rivers will come in the form of Geno Smith for the Los Angeles Chargers next season. The Bolts announced Sunday they agreed to terms on a one-year deal with the former New York Giants and New York Jets quarterback. Smith, who... more

A.J. Green saw all the chatter from the Giants' brass on Odell Beckham at this week's Annual League Meeting and then heard New York was actually considering shopping the embattled wide receiver. The Bengals wideout's thoughts on the matter? "Tha... more


Every year around this time of March, we learn once again that the NFL is a business. Earlier this month, Jordy Nelson got that annual lesson first hand from the Green Bay Packers. Coming off a disappointing season in which he caught just 53 ball... more

John Mara was asked 18 questions about Odell Beckham in a meeting with reporters Sunday, most concerning a viral video showing the New York Giants receiver in a hotel room participating in questionable activities. In each of the Giants co-owner's... more

The Ndamukong Suh sweepstakes is back down to three teams. Just two days after NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported the New York Jets jumped into contention for the free-agent defensive tackle with the biggest offer yet , team owner Christophe... more

The Philadelphia Eagles wanted a treasure chest if they were going to be tempted to trade away backup quarterback Nick Foles this offseason. Turns out, they didn't get an offer that even piqued their interest, let alone the first-round pick "at the v... more

Jon Gruden and the Oakland Raiders are making sure a familiar face doesn't get away in free agency. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Saturday that veteran free safety Reggie Nelson agreed to terms with the Raiders on a one-year deal. Ne... more

Will he stay or will he go? Even Earl Thomas himself doesn't know the answer. In Ireland this week alongside other NFL stars to take part in NFL UK Live, Thomas told Off The Ball he's just as unsure as the rest of the football world of his future... more

A blurry, 12-second video clip has never made Philadelphia Eagles fans happier. Carson Wentz, who a little over three months ago tore his ACL and LCL, posted on his Instagram page Monday a montage of short clips of him throwing a football. Aside fr... more

Tom Brady is getting a new toy to enjoy in his offense. The New England Patriots acquired speedy wideout Cordarrelle Patterson from the Oakland Raiders on Sunday, the team announced. The Patriots will swap their fifth-round pick for a Raiders... more

If and when Drew Brees ultimately re-ups with the New Orleans Saints, a face he's grown so accustomed to seeing in the locker room won't be there in 2018. Longtime Saints offensive tackle Zach Strief, whose 2006 rookie year in New Orleans was the s... more

The Buffalo Bills will need a quarterback once Tyrod Taylor's trade to the Cleveland Browns becomes official . As a free agent, Sam Bradford is looking for a place that needs a passer. Could the two be a match? NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported... more

Howie Roseman's crusade to continue to defy the salary cap rages on. Despite boasting a cap number that remains above the league's ceiling , the Eagles general manager's only significant cut so far will be when the team officially trades expendabl... more

As far as cutting future Hall of Famers go, things appeared to be amicable between the Seahawks and Richard Sherman when Seattle dumped the three-time All-Pro cornerback last week. The team thrice tweeted a thank you to the defensive back for h... more

Christian McCaffrey is a budding star on the football field. Turns out, he's a pretty good person off of it, too. The Carolina Panthers running back relayed a wild tale to the team's website Tuesday in which he, his brothers Dylan and Max and a pa... more

Ed Oliver has two more years of eligibility at Houston, but he already knows where his future lies. The Cougars' defensive tackle announced Monday his intentions to play out his junior season and then enter the 2019 NFL Draft. "This was a dream o... more

NFL coaches and general managers got some good news Monday: The salary cap is going up. The league will increase the cap's total from $167 million to $177.2 million for the 2018 season, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported, according to two team... more

How much is Le'Veon Bell worth to the Pittsburgh Steelers? Per the running back, apparently it's a lot more than $14.544 million for one year. With Bell expected to be placed  on the Steelers' franchise tag before Tuesday's deadline, Bell told ES... more

The Philadelphia Eagles are fighting with the salary cap, but there's still hope Vinny Curry won't be a numbers casualty. Due to make $9 million this season, Curry's departure would save the Eagles $5 million on their 2018 cap. Per NFL Network Insi... more

The New York Giants' embattled secondary has been promised a clean slate by new general manager Dave Gettleman and head coach Pat Shurmur. For Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, that fresh start will come with a position change. NFL Network Insider Ia... more

No left hand, no problem for Shaquem Griffin. In the story of the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine, the Central Florida linebacker stepped up to the bench press Saturday afternoon and pushed out 20 225-pound reps using a special prosthetic strapped to his... more

News leaked earlier this week that the Miami Dolphins are shopping Jarvis Landry despite placing the franchise tag on him last week . On Saturday, Landry gave some insight as to why that might be the case. In a 10-minute video titled "Juice," L... more

Day 1: OL, RB Day 2: QB, WR, TE Day 3: DL, LB The 2018 NFL Scouting Combine kicked off Friday with offensive linemen and running backs. Saturday, it was time for the more glamorous positions. Quarterbacks, receivers and tight ends all w... more


Marcus Peters didn't seem fazed by the trade that will send him from Kansas City to Los Angeles next month. The other blockbuster trade the Chiefs will complete once the new league year begins on March 14, though? That one Peters has a hard time... more

Now that he's had a few weeks to digest the trade that ultimately will jettison Redskins cornerback Kendall Fuller for Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith, D.J. Swearinger is remorseful about the way he initially responded to January's blockbuster . The... more

The Brian Cushing era in Houston is set to come to an end. The Texans informed Cushing, the team's all-time leading tackler, they are moving on from him, the team confirmed Tuesday. The Houston Chronicle's John McClain first reported the news.... more

The Minnesota Vikings didn't waste much time reloading after Pat Shurmur's departure . Less than two weeks after adding one of the hottest assistant coaches in the league -- John DeFilippo -- to replace Shurmur as their offensive coordinator, the... more

Alex Smith is set to be traded for the second time in his career despite playing at Pro Bowl levels both times. But this weekend, he said he was "pumped" for the latest move. Perhaps it's because the quarterback's new team, the Washington Redskins... more

If the Philadelphia Eagles are to repeat as Super Bowl champions next season, they'll have to do so without their star quarterback coach John DeFilippo. The man in charge of a quarterback room that featured potential regular season MVP Carson Wentz... more

The NFL's fourth all-time sack leader will spend most of this offseason rehabbing from shoulder surgery. The Carolina Panthers announced pass rusher Julius Peppers had a procedure to fix his ailing right shoulder Thursday. The future Hall of Fame... more

Josh McDaniels decided to stay in New England on Tuesday despite reaching an agreement with the Indianapolis Colts to be their next head coach. Most in the NFL -- from players to former coach Tony Dungy to even McDaniels' own agent, Bob LaMonte -... more

The San Francisco 49ers only had Cassius Marsh for six games last season, but apparently that was all they needed to see from the pass rusher. The team announced Wednesday they re-signed the defensive lineman to a two-year deal after they acquired... more

Russell Wilson was traded Wednesday. No, not from the Seattle Seahawks. It was the Texas Rangers, rather, who sent him packing. In one of the more odd stories you'll hear about a superstar in the NFL, Wilson was traded from the Rangers to the New... more

Matthew Stafford and the Detroit Lions officially have a new head man. The team announced Monday that former New England Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia will be tasked with turning around a Lions team that hasn't won a playoff game sin... more

The "Greatest of All Time" had the ball, down five points with two timeouts and two-and-a-half minutes remaining. We've all seen this one before. This time, though, the ending wasn't what we'd grown accustomed to from Tom Brady and the New Englan... more

New England Patriots wideout Brandin Cooks left Super Bowl LII after taking a big hit from Philadelphia Eagles defensive back Malcolm Jenkins early in the second quarter. The receiver was taken to the locker room after walking off the field under h... more

Jordan Howard is tired of running into eight-man boxes. He's hoping Matt Nagy's creative play-calling can change that for him. The Chicago Bears star running back said on Good Morning Football on Thursday that the Bears' offense was too basic and... more

Aaron Rodgers' collarbone is feeling better. His psyche after the Green Bay Packers let go of his QB coach? Not so much. Shortly after telling Good Morning Football on Thursday that recovery from his broken collarbone is "feeling good," the Packer... more

If Larry Fitzgerald returns for a 15th season, it won't be in any uniform other than an Arizona Cardinals one. His father, Larry Fitzgerald Sr., said on SiriusXM NFL Radio on Wednesday that his son won't change teams in order to chase that elusive... more


Former Buffalo Bills safety Aaron Williams' comeback attempt is over. The defensive back announced in a lengthy letter titled "To Buffalo" in The Players' Tribune on Wednesday that after suffering several head and neck injuries in the 2015 and 201... more

If Terrell Owens doesn't get picked for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2018 on Saturday night during NFL Honors , the five-time All-Pro wideout says he won't mind. As one of the greatest receivers to ever play the game, Owens said he does... more

News of Alex Smith being traded from the Kansas City Chiefs to the Washington Redskins broke and Kareem Hunt had to put down his fork. The Chiefs' star running back said he was in the middle of dinner Tuesday night when he heard his team would hav... more

Former first-round pick Robert Nkemdiche has been an enigma in Arizona, often drawing the ire of former coach Bruce Arians for never quite letting his talents reach their potential ceiling. Al Holcomb, who was introduced as Steve Wilks' new defens... more

Lane Johnson doesn't play for the New York Giants, but as a Philadelphia Eagle, he does play against them twice a year. His analysis of the New York QB situation? Leave Eli Manning alone. "The guy has two Super Bowl rings and the guy is treated... more

Sunday's Pro Bowl participants have a message for those coming with the hot takes about effort in the NFL's all-star game: Be quiet. Several players in the weekend's exhibition contest, which ended in an entertaining 24-23 win for the AFC squad , t... more

The Jacksonville Jaguars and star wideout Allen Robinson are in an awkward situation. The receiver is slated to be a free agent when the new league year begins in March. He wants to stay in Jacksonville. The Jaguars would no doubt like him to be th... more

C.J. Mosley talks like a linebacker who knows what's obtainable. As a four-year standout who's already been selected to the Pro Bowl three times, the Baltimore Ravens backer knows he'd like a contract extension past the 2018 fifth-year option the t... more

Because he retired after the 2013 season, Tony Gonzalez has to wait one more year before the Pro Football Hall of Fame puts his bust in their museum. Arguably the best tight end to ever play the game, though, will only have to wait a few weeks to m... more

Earl Thomas has one year remaining on the four-year, $40 million extension he signed in 2014, but he's ready for a new deal. And if the Seattle Seahawks star safety doesn't get it, he told ESPN at Pro Bowl practices this week he might just be will... more

Pro Bowl rosters Five things to watch The AFC won the appetizer round with a victory over the NFC in Thursday's Pro Bowl Skills Showdown, but the two will clash again for the main course Sunday. A bevy of superstars from both conferences... more

LeGarrette Blount spent most of the past four seasons with the Patriots. He won two Super Bowls. He likely built a lot of great relationships. But when the big game comes next weekend, and he faces his old team while a member of the Philadelphia Ea... more

For all the talk about Jon Gruden's hiring being "a big f-ing deal " in Oakland and "a bunch of hungry dogs " awaiting his arrival this offseason, if the Raiders' new head man can't get Derek Carr playing at the MVP level he performed at in 2016, all... more

The Minnesota Vikings' season ended Sunday. Jerick McKinnon's time on the roster might have concluded then, too. The running back, who had his best year as a pro this past season, is ready to be a bell cow. With Latavius Murray still under contract... more

The Jacksonville Jaguars have a decision to make with Blake Bortles. But if it were up to the quarterback, he'd be staying put. While the Jags picked up Bortles' fifth-year, $19-million option back in May, the contract is only guaranteed if he's a... more

Jaguars-Patriots Vikings-Eagles The Backstory If you had Case Keenum playing Nick Foles for the NFC's spot in Super Bowl LII, Keenum had a message for you this week: "Good job to all you guys ." Keenum, the improbable Minnesota Vikings... more

The worry in New England over Tom Brady's injured hand is starting to get more palpable. The New England Patriots announced Thursday that their future Hall of Fame quarterback, who was on the field in shoulder pads, a helmet and gloves, did not pra... more

Reporters got a Rob Gronkowski in full "Patriot Way" game-week mode at Wednesday's AFC Championship Game press conference. The All-Pro tight end made sure to sidestep questions that could be perceived as controversial and he was conservative with mos... more

Dan Quinn won't be making a change at offensive coordinator next season. Quinn announced Thursday that Steve Sarkisian will return for the 2018 season. "Placing blame on one person would be wrong in this instance," Quinn said. "...If this was abo... more

Forty-two years and one Minnesota Miracle later, Roger Staubach is hopeful Vikings fans are finally over the Hail Mary pass that stole a playoff win from Minnesota in 1975. Staubach, who authored the throw to Drew Pearson that gave the Dallas Cowb... more

Donald Penn called his old Tampa Bay Bucs head coach Jon Gruden, who will be introduced as his new head coach in Oakland on Tuesday, and had a message for him. "I told him, I said, 'Coach, you're about to walk into a room full of hungry dogs that... more

Antonio Brown is back. The NFL's only unanimous All-Pro practiced Monday for the first time since injuring his calf in Week 15, and the Steelers wideout said afterward he felt good doing it. "It felt pretty smooth," Brown told reporters, via the... more

The Tennessee Titans aren't just playing Saturday for a chance to advance in the playoffs. They could also be playing for their head coach's job. Per NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, coach Mike Mularkey is in danger of being fired if his team... more

With the Jacksonville Jaguars hosting a wild-card game, and threatening to make a deep run in the playoffs, Shad Khan is very much enjoying his I told you so moments this week. On Thursday, the Jags owner touched on a few issues with Jacksonville... more

The good news on LeSean McCoy's injured ankle? "It wasn't as bad as I thought," the Buffalo Bills running back told reporters Thursday . The bad news on the Bills' offensive star's ailment? "But I got a lot more room for improvement, especially... more


A day after ripping Eli Apple, calling him "a cancer" who "needs to grow up," Landon Collins backtracked on the harsh words. The Giants safety tweeted Wednesday he spoke with both coach Steve Spagnoulo and Apple, and apologized for the comments,... more

Thursday Night Football might be done for the year, but don't fret, Saturday football is here. The NFL makes an early return to the weekend for the second straight week, kicking off with an Indianapolis Colts-Baltimore Ravens duel (exclusively on... more

PLAYOFF PICTURE: AFC NFC With two weeks left in the 2017 NFL season, the AFC playoff picture is starting to take shape. There are 10 teams currently still alive: The four division leaders 1. New England Patriots (11-3) 2. Pittsburgh... more

The Los Angeles Rams can technically still win the NFC West without beating the Seattle Seahawks this weekend. They'd rather not face that scenario, however. Rams wideout Robert Woods explained it best to the team's official website this week ,... more

The Jay Train might finally be moving out of the station in Philadelphia. The Eagles have kept running back Jay Ajayi in bubble wrap for most of the five games he's played in since they gave up a fourth-round pick for him to the Miami Dolphins in l... more

Prior to the season, Reggie Bush wanted one more shot at the league, saying on NFL Network he still felt like he had "a lot left to give " on the football field. On Friday, the former New Orleans Saints first-round pick announced that dream is... more

PLAYOFF PICTURE: AFC NFC For the most part this season, the NFC hasn't been too tough to figure out. The Philadelphia Eagles have been the cream of the crop. The Minnesota Vikings, Los Angeles Rams and New Orleans Saints have been the... more

The Packers' best player is coming back. Hopes to finish the season 3-0 and get a spot in the playoffs are now at an all-time high in Green Bay. But Aaron Rodgers cautioned he's not taking the field Sunday for the first time since breaking his... more

Aaron Rodgers is back. The Green Bay Packers quarterback posted on his Instagram page late Tuesday night that he's been cleared to return after breaking his right collarbone in a loss to the Minnesota Vikings in Week 6. Per NFL Network Insider Ian... more

The good news for those watching Thursday Night Football this week? SkyCam is back! The bad news for those tuning into TNF ? The matchup pits two teams -- the 3-10 Indianapolis Colts vs. the 4-9 Denver Broncos -- that were both officially eliminated... more

Ryan Shazier couldn't be out with his Steelers teammates Sunday night against the Baltimore Ravens, but they made sure his presence was felt regardless. Pittsburgh players made several efforts to honor their injured teammate, who's recovering from... more

Josh McCown's season might have come to an end early on Sunday. Coach Todd Bowles announced the New York Jets quarterback, who headed to the locker room after taking a hit to the hand late in the third quarter of Sunday's 23-0 loss to the Denver... more

Move over previous Thursday Night Football games, this week's TNF matchup is officially the tastiest we've had this season. The 9-3 New Orleans Saints take on the 7-5 Atlanta Falcons in a critical NFC South battle. New Orleans has a chance to tak... more

If you're an NFL team sitting in the cellar of your respective division this season, don't fret. Odds are, next year will be your year. With a win or tie over the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday night, or a win or tie or Cowboys loss in any of the seaso... more

Gabe Jackson escaped suspension for his role in the Raiders-Broncos brawl last weekend, but NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported the Oakland offensive lineman didn't avoid a fine. For pushing an official in the middle of the melee sparked by a... more

Ty Montgomery's season has come to an end. The Green Bay Packers announced their starting running back will head to injured reserve on Friday. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a source informed, a wrist injury that will require surger... more


Playoff Picture: NFC AFC The NFL year has made its way past Thanksgiving. As Bill Parcells used to say, this is when the season really begins. For the American Football Conference, that statement has never been truer. The AFC, outside of t... more

Monday Night Football features a pair of teams without winning records, but there's still intrigue around the Baltimore Ravens (5-5) and Houston Texans (4-6) nonetheless. What are we watching for when the two teams kick off at 8:30 p.m. ET at M&T Ban... more

Jimmy Garoppolo didn't get his first start for the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, but he got the finish. Replacing an injured C.J. Beathard in the final 67 seconds of a blowout loss to the Seattle Seahawks, Garoppolo rushed for six yards on his... more

Greg Olsen's return from a broken foot lasted fewer than three quarters Sunday. Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera, though, said he believes his Pro Bowl tight end avoided serious aggravation of the injury. Playing for the first time since he was p... more

The New York Giants (2-9) and Washington Redskins (5-6) capped off Thanksgiving Day with a fitting, sleepy end to Turkey Day. The two teams struggled on offense, but Washington eventually squeezed out the 20-10 victory to keep their slim playoff hope... more

Dak Prescott turned over the ball eight times last season. In his last three games alone, the Cowboys' sophomore quarterback has eight turnovers. Those numbers lead a bevy of eye-popping stats that tell the story of just how broken the Cowboys' off... more

The New England Patriots gave two picks to the Seattle Seahawks to acquire Cassius Marsh in September. On Tuesday, they waived the pass rusher. The move raised some eyebrows, given the fact that the Patriots gave up 2018 fifth- and seventh-round pi... more

Dwight Freeney's career is not over yet. After being released by the Seattle Seahawks on Tuesday, Freeney was claimed by the Detroit Lions on Wednesday, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a source informed of the situation. The team lat... more

Hope for the return of Carson Palmer and David Johnson in Arizona this season has come to an end. Cardinals coach Bruce Arians told reporters his star quarterback, who's dealing with a broken arm, and star running back, who's dealing with a surgica... more

Save some space next to your turkey for football Thursday, because there's going to be a whole lot of NFL this Thanksgiving. The Minnesota Vikings and Detroit Lions kick off the day's slate of games at 12:30 p.m. ET. The Dallas Cowboys and Los Ange... more

Less than a month after adding Dwight Freeney to the roster , the Seattle Seahawks announced they parted ways with the pass rusher Tuesday. The move is a surprising one. The possible future Hall of Famer had found success with his new team, logging... more

Sunday's Denver Broncos vs. Oakland Raiders game will now feature a battle between two replacement coordinators. Just a day after the Broncos announced they're parting ways with offensive coordinator Mike McCoy and replacing him with Bill Musgrave... more

Paxton Lynch is finally getting his chance to be QB1 in Denver, and this time, he'll have the opportunity to stay there for the foreseeable future. The 2016 Broncos' first-round draft pick will make his first start of the season Sunday against the... more

Josh Norman can't help but wonder what this Washington Redskins season could have been without the swarm of injuries that blasted through the team throughout the past few weeks. On a roster full of 53 players, 16 have been ruled either out -- inclu... more

For the first time since Week 6, when the Carolina Panthers and Philadelphia Eagles put on a fun show, Thursday Night Football features two teams with winning records. The Pittsburgh Steelers (7-2) square off with the Tennessee Titans (6-3) on NFL... more

The Carolina Panthers (6-3) are looking to stay ahead of the pack in the race for the NFC wild card spots while also hanging around in striking distance of the NFC South's first-place New Orleans Saints. The Miami Dolphins (4-4), meanwhile, are in a... more

Andrew Luck's 2017 season is over. Now he's headed to Europe to try to make sure his 2018 season won't suffer the same fate. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Saturday per sources informed of the situation that the Indianapolis Colts' star... more

The Legion of Boom will be without one of its stars for the remainder of the season. Richard Sherman ruptured his Achilles tendon after getting tangled up with Arizona Cardinals wide receiver John Brown late in the third quarter of the Seahawks' 22... more

Josh Gordon is back, and he isn't here to just dip his toes into the water. On Wednesday, the conditionally reinstated Cleveland Browns wideout said now that he's on an NFL roster once again, he's ready to be the greatest receiver to ever play the... more

Deshaun Watson tore an ACL once at Clemson. The quarterback eventually made it back to the field and became one of the most promising young quarterbacks in the NFL. Watson tore an ACL again during practice Thursday  and was placed on injured reserv... more

Jay Ajayi was the workhorse back in Miami, but it could be at least another two weeks before he earns that honor with his new team. Philadelphia Eagles coach Doug Pederson told reporters Friday he still hasn't made a determination on whether or not... more


The Buffalo Bills are trying to keep pace with the New England Patriots atop the AFC East. The New York Jets are attempting to stop a three-game losing skid and rekindle the magic that had them sitting tied for first place in the division earlier thi... more

The San Francisco 49ers brought in Jimmy Garoppolo this week, and despite some viewing it as a chance to get a six- or seven-game tryout for the QB before paying him with either a lucrative long-term deal or an even more lucrative franchise tag, the... more

Initial optimism that David Johnson could return this season from a dislocated wrist injury appears to have waned in the desert. Asked if Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians foresees his star running back returning this year from the wrist injury... more

Josh Gordon's long road to trying to get back on an NFL field continues in New York this week. The suspended Cleveland Browns wideout is in the Big Apple today and will meet with the league on Wednesday regarding his reinstatement, NFL Network Insi... more

The Pittsburgh Steelers won't grant Martavis Bryant's wish. The veteran wideout, who was unhappy with his role in the Steelers' offense and expressed interest in being traded from the team earlier this month, is not going anywhere, NFL Network Insi... more

The comfiest quarterback room in the NFL got significantly less cozy Monday. The New England Patriots traded away Jimmy Garoppolo, a potential franchise quarterback who was backing up arguably the best quarterback to ever play the position in Tom... more

It's not often we get a glimpse into the mind of Marshawn Lynch, one of the league's most interesting players who rarely talks with members of the media. Thankfully, however, we have Mike Robinson, a man who played with Lynch for four seasons in Se... more

If you're a fan of good defensive back play and coverage linebackers, Thursday Night Football is for you this week. When the Baltimore Ravens and Miami Dolphins kick off at 8:25 p.m. ET on CBS, NFL Network and streaming on Amazon Prime Video , the... more

The New York Giants' O-line play has been rough, Eli Manning has a bottom-tier 86.1 passer rating, Odell Beckham's lost for the season and the previously stout Big Blue defense has leaked oil this season. Jerry Reese has seen all that and understan... more

Doug Marrone has a message for the conductors of his defense's hype train: Slow down. The Jacksonville Jaguars coach is aware of the statistics. He knows with 10 sacks against the Indianapolis Colts last week and 10 against the Houston Texans in We... more

The AFC South lead might not be up for grabs tonight, but a pivotal battle in the division will take place nonetheless. Both the Indianapolis Colts and Tennessee Titans are trying to level their record at 3-3 and keep pace with the first-place... more

Dallas Cowboys fans had a feeling they left Aaron Rodgers too much time when Dak Prescott scored the go-ahead touchdown with less than two minutes remaining in Sunday's game against the Green Bay Packers. Some 70 seconds later, those fans' fears t... more

The Carolina Panthers appear to have found their short-term replacement for injured safety Kurt Coleman. The team announced Tuesday they signed Jairus Byrd , a former Pro Bowl safety in Buffalo, to help alleviate the sting of losing Coleman, who... more


September was a very good month for Kareem Hunt . The Kansas City Chiefs running back, through three games, leads the NFL in rushing yards (401), yards from scrimmage (538), yards per carry (8.53) and yards per touch (9.6) -- minimum 20 carries. Hi... more

Trent Richardson is back on the gridiron. The NFL doesn't have a want for the 2012 draft's No. 3 overall pick just yet, but the Canadian Football League is ready for the tailback's services. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported the Saskatchewa... more

LaDainian Tomlinson criticized Ezekiel Elliott for his effort on Dak Prescott's second-half interception to Chris Harris in the Cowboys' loss to the Denver Broncos on Sunday. Coach Jason Garrett didn't like his running back's demeanor on the play ei... more

The Detroit Lions and New York Giants couldn't have had more opposite Week 1s. The Lions' passing offense looked explosive in a win over the Arizona Cardinals. The Giants' offense as a whole looked inept in a disappointing loss to the Dallas Cowboys.... more

J.J. Watt helped lead the Houston Texans to a 13-9 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday night. Afterward, most of the things he wanted to address were not about his aid in the Texans' victory, but rather his fight to help raise funds for... more

Being 0-2 is one thing. Being 0-2 without scoring a single touchdown in those two games? That's bad. Plenty of Cincinnati Bengals took to the media after their 13-9 loss to the Houston Texans on Thursday night to vent their frustrations with the t... more

A tough day for David Johnson turned worse late in the third quarter when the Arizona Cardinals running back suffered a wrist injury. He did not return to the game -- a 35-23 loss to the Lions. X-rays came back negative on Johnson's wrist and he'l... more

Kareem Hunt fumbled on his first-ever NFL carry. He more than made up for the mistake on his ensuing 21 touches. Despite losing the football on the Chiefs' first offensive snap of the 2017 season, coach Andy Reid stuck with his rookie running back... more


AFC East NFC East AFC North NFC North AFC West NFC West AFC South NFC South As we hurtle toward the regular season, check out our division-by-division primers highlighting players and storylines to watch in 2017. Edward Lew... more

NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell would likely return to the Steelers' backfield sometime next week . On Tuesday evening, Bell essentially confirmed Rapoport's report, and even provi... more


The Cleveland Browns were widely regarded as the biggest winners of the 2017 NFL Draft. On Sunday, they made sure all of those picks will officially be on the roster when camp opens next week. The team announced they signed safety Jabrill Peppers t... more

Jaylon Smith will take the field for the Cowboys on Monday when they open up their training camp in Oxnard, California. How much the linebacker does and how much he practices after that, however, are still up in the air. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones... more

Jadeveon Clowney is healthy and coming off a breakout season. J.J. Watt also is healthy and ready to resume his potential Hall of Fame career. For Houston Texans fans, those are fun facts. For Clowney, the potential is scary to think about. "It's... more

Sorry Washington Redskins fans, but now two of D.C.'s top athletes have made it abundantly clear they prefer the Cowboys over the hometown 'Skins. During Tuesday's MLB All-Star Game, Bryce Harper joined Washington Wizards point guard John Wall (who... more

Want to know how the greatest quarterback of all time got to where he is and how he's consistently sustaining that success? Good news: Tom Brady has a new book for you. Simon & Schuster announced Thursday it will publish The TB12 Method: How to... more


The Green Bay Packers have made the playoffs every year since David Bakhtiari entered the league in 2013, including two NFC Championship Game appearances in the 2014 and 2016 seasons. For most NFL players, that's a good start to a career. For the... more

The Kansas City Chiefs won't know for a while if the decision to trade up in the NFL draft this past spring to select Patrick Mahomes was a good choice. If Charcandrick West's first impressions of the rookie quarterback mean anything, though, it ap... more

The Awakening has been put on hold yet again. Just two weeks after signing with the Indianapolis Colts, the team announced Thursday it placed running back Christine Michael on injured reserve. Per The Indianapolis Star, Michael "went down " in C... more

Cam Newton won't throw at Panthers minicamp after all. Just days after saying he anticipated the star quarterback making his return to throwing after offseason shoulder surgery during Carolina's three-day camp this week, coach Ron Rivera "got ahea... more

Marshawn Lynch hasn't carried the ball in an NFL game in nearly 19 months, but if he's anything close to the power back he used to be in Seattle, one legendary coach believes the Oakland Raiders' trade for the tailback could be huge. In an intervie... more


Hey, Teddy's back. The Minnesota Vikings posted a video Tuesday afternoon that showed quarterback Teddy Bridgewater making progress in his ongoing recovery from a devastating knee injury. The 39-second clip shows Bridgewater in slow motion, taki... more

Rob Gronkowski has a chance to earn a serious raise this season. The New England Patriots and the superstar tight end restructured the four-time All-Pro's deal so his 2017 salary could go from $5.25 million to possibly $10.75 million, NFL Network... more

Alex Smith isn't bitter. He knows this is year No. 13 for him in the NFL. He's clearly aware that at some point in the near future, the Kansas City Chiefs are either not going to want him to play quarterback anymore or they're just not going to need... more

The Houston Texans will be without right tackle Derek Newton for the 2017 season. So on Tuesday, they took a step toward finding an offensive lineman who might be able to replace him. The club announced it has signed former New York Jets right tack... more

The man with the self-proclaimed "best motor " in the 2017 NFL Draft class now has a contract. The Atlanta Falcons announced Thursday they have agreed to terms with first-round pick Takkarist McKinley, who was selected No. 26 overall last month.... more


Adrian Peterson has heard the chatter. He's listened to the talking heads, read the tweets and seen the rumors. And apparently late Friday night, he had enough of all of it. The former Minnesota Vikings superstar running back -- who the team... more


Andrew Luck 's dismantling of the New York Jets earned the quarterback a little bit more than just a critical win for the Indianapolis Colts. The big quarterback landed AFC Offensive Player of the Week honors for his huge performance, the league... more


From Kansas City's 44-yard line, Gary Kubiak had a choice to make on fourth-and-10 with the game locked up in a 27-27 tie late in overtime. Kubiak could have gone for it. He could have punted. Instead, the Denver coach sent Brandon McManus out for... more


Brock Osweiler will be the story of Monday night for many reasons. Most of those being his poor play in his return to Denver, a place where he won a Super Bowl ring last season. Another reason Osweiler will dominate water cooler talk Tuesday? This... more

Justin Forsett took to Twitter last week to tell the football world he was "officially on the job hunt" after being cut by the Baltimore Ravens. On Monday, the running back is expected to get his first shot at a job interview since his release .... more

The San Francisco 49ers appear to have lost far more than just a game Sunday. Linebacker NaVorro Bowman left the 49ers' 24-17 loss to the Cowboys with a lower leg injury, and the initial belief is he tore his Achilles, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapo... more


The Miami Dolphins almost pulled out a victory despite being down 31-3 to the New England Patriots on Sunday. Last week, they almost held on to a 10-6 lead to beat the Seahawks in Seattle. Yet the Dolphins didn't get the win in either situation. An... more

The New York Giants have more beef with Josh Norman. This time, though, Odell Beckham is finally not involved . Victor Cruz decided to serve up the hot takes to Norman in this latest spat with one of the league's premier cornerbacks, saying he wa... more

The Carolina Panthers thought the Denver Broncos deserved more penalties for their hits on Cam Newton in last Thursday's 21-20 season-opening loss. While it's too late now for the Panthers to get those flags, they might find solace knowing some fines... more


Larry Fitzgerald had five catches for 41 yards in the Cardinals' 23-20 win over the Vikings on Thursday night, but the receiver's game won't be remembered for any highlight grab he had. Instead, his evening will be remembered for a pancake block t... more


Just before their postgame handshake, Ravens coach John Harbaugh looked at Mike Pettine in disbelief and uttered just one sentence before embracing the Browns' coach: "I've never seen anything like it in my life." The Ravens' coach was of course ta... more

The Washington Redskins have lost a key cog in their secondary. Chris Culliver, who started six games for the Redskins this season, tore his ACL and MCL at the Redskins' Thanksgiving practice, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a source... more

Cam Newton will be a little busy on Thanksgiving. So the Carolina Panthers quarterback had his Turkey Day celebration on Monday. With the help of his foundation, Newton fed around 900 underprivileged and at-risk kids at his annual Thanksgiving Jam... more

In an interview with ESPN's Lisa Salters after the Texans' 10-6 win over the Bengals on Monday night, J.J. Watt said Houston's defense had one big goal when it came to stopping Andy Dalton. "Our goal was to come out here and make the Red Rifle loo... more


J.J. Watt sacked Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles six times in their two meetings last season. On Sunday, despite an illness that landed him on the Houston Texans' injury report Saturday, Watt will get a chance to add to that total. NFL Media In... more

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