Herbie Teope

Herbie Teope

Herbie Teope is a New Orleans-based writer for Around the NFL. He previously covered the New Orleans Saints for The Times-Picayune and Kansas City Chiefs for The Topeka Capital-Journal | ChiefsDigest. Teope enjoyed a 20-year active duty career in the U.S. Army before beginning his second career in sports journalism in 2006 with Time Warner Cable Metro Sports, Kansas City, Mo., where he proved anything is possible by winning a regional Emmy award.


The Cleveland Browns will start training camp without wide receiver Josh Gordon. Gordon, who was reinstated by the league in 2017 , announced Monday morning on Twitter that he will not report for camp Wednesday when the rest of his teammates show u... more

The Denver Broncos could have outside linebacker Shane Ray for the regular season, after all. Ray, who was originally expected to undergo surgery on his wrist , did not require the procedure after a doctor determined it wasn't necessary, NFL Networ... more

Joe Flacco remains the starting quarterback for the Baltimore Ravens and has enjoyed a good offseason. But rookie Lamar Jackson has done his part to impress the coaching staff since the team reported for training camp last week. "He's done an... more

Quarterback Johnny Manziel found himself on a new team in the Canadian Football League. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats traded Manziel to the Montreal Alouettes on Sunday in a move that reunites the signal-caller with Alouettes head coach Mike Sherman, who... more

For the first time since coach Andy Reid arrived in Kansas City in 2013, the Chiefs enter training camp with a new starting quarterback. Second-year pro Patrick Mahomes, however, experienced training camp last year while learning behind Alex Smith,... more

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco has graciously responded to questions throughout the offseason on the team's selection of Lamar Jackson in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft. The second day of training camp on Friday wasn't different as... more

The Minnesota Vikings will have their stout secondary intact ahead of training camp. The Vikings signed first-round pick Mike Hughes to his rookie contract Thursday, the team announced. While financial details were not disclosed, the cornerback's... more

After finishing the 2017 season ranked 24th in the league against the pass, the Houston Texans took steps during the offseason to bolster the secondary. Houston added safety Tyrann Mathieu and cornerback Aaron Colvin during free agency, and then us... more

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has his favorites to take home the NFL's Comeback Player of the Year. During a guest appearance on "The Ride" with JMV on 1070 The Fan , Brees revealed a short list, which included Indianapolis Colts quarte... more

Two arrests in less than a year prompted New York Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson to reflect on his lifestyle and priorities. During a Tuesday appearance on NFL Network's Good Morning Football , Anderson said he has become more cognizant of... more

AFC: South East North 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

Arizona Cardinals general manager Steve Keim was jailed at 9 p.m. on Tuesday evening at Lower Buckeye Jail in Phoenix after pleading guilty to extreme DUI earlier in the day, according to court records. He is scheduled to be released Thursday. He wil... more

Dallas Cowboys defensive end Randy Gregory provided a hint Tuesday with a simple wink emoticon. ??? ?? Randy Gregory (@RandyGregory_4) July 17, 2018 Less than 20 minutes after Gregory's tweet, the good news arrived on his status for the 2018... more

With their rookies reporting Wednesday for training camp, the Jacksonville Jaguars will have the 29th overall pick of the 2018 NFL Draft available for duty. The Jaguars agreed to terms with defensive tackle Taven Bryan on a four-year deal worth $10... more

The Baltimore Ravens will begin training camp without one of the league's top offensive lineman. Guard Marshal Yanda is among six players placed on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list for the start of camp, the team announced on Thursday.... more

Wide receiver Devin Smith's time with the New York Jets has come to an end. On Monday, the Jets released Smith, signing free-agent safety Brandon Bryant to fill the vacated roster spot. Smith arrived in New York in 2015 as a second-round pick (37... more

Monday's deadline for signing franchise-tagged players to an extension passed without any movement, signaling select individuals like Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell will play under the designation in 2018. Bell, however, might not se... more

Richard Sherman isn't known for holding back when he has something on his mind. The San Francisco 49ers cornerback recently discussed a variety of subjects with Robert Klemko of The MMQB, but one area surrounding his time with the Seattle Seahawks... more

NFC: South North West East 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... more

From eyeing an upgraded practice field to filling current front office vacancies, David Tepper has plenty to evaluate on the football side and business side in his role as the new owner of the Carolina Panthers. One area, however, that Tepper doesn... more

The Cleveland Browns were set to start the season without offensive lineman Donald Stephenson given his two-game suspension for violating the league's Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse. Now, the Browns won't have Stephenson for the rest o... more

The Cleveland Browns will eventually turn to rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield, the No. 1 overall pick of the 2018 NFL Draft. For now, however, veteran signal-caller Tyrod Taylor has the keys to the offense and his share of fans within the locker r... more

New York Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins on Thursday made his first public statement since his older brother, William H. Jenkins Jr., was arrested on suspicion of felony aggressive manslaughter in the death of Roosevelt Rene. Jenkins acknowledged... more

Former NFL defensive end Jared Allen understands how to get to the opposing quarterback. Allen finished an accomplished 12-year playing career as a four-time All-Pro with 136 total sacks, which ranks 11th all-time in league history. So, when Alle... more

The Green Bay Packers' desire to utilize a three-headed running back committee approach in 2018 will need to wait until Week 3. Aaron Jones has been suspended without pay for two games for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abu... more

A key member of the Los Angeles Rams' offensive line will miss the start of the regular season. Guard Jamon Brown has been suspended without pay for the first two games of the 2018 regular season for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substan... more

The San Francisco 49ers will start the 2018 season without linebacker Reuben Foster. Foster has been fined and suspended without pay for the first two games of the regular season for violating the NFL's Conduct and Substances of Abuse polices, the... more

A little more than two weeks have passed since Los Angeles Chargers general manager Tom Telesco revealed he had been in touch with Antonio Gates' representatives about a potential return . But with training camp arriving in less than a month, Gates... more

Age is just a number to Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy, who turns 30 on July 12. With 10,092 yards rushing on his career, McCoy is the 30th player in NFL history to hit the 10,000-yard mark, which he achieved in 2017. And the star runnin... more

Free-agent guard J.R. Sweezy could return to where his career started. Sweezy, whom the Tampa Bay Buccaneers released last week, is visiting the Seattle Seahawks and will get a physical Monday, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. The... more

Count Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota among numerous quarterbacks around the league to get in a workout with his receiving group before training camp. Mariota and a select group of players, which included wide receivers and tight ends,... more

The Los Angeles Rams' offense is in a good place coming off a season where the unit ranked first in the league in scoring (29.9 points per game). And after organized team activities and the mandatory minicamp, wide receiver Robert Woods believes th... more


Another summer week provides more praise for Denver Broncos rookie defensive end Bradley Chubb. Former NFL star DeMarcus Ware, who served as a Broncos pass-rush consultant during the offseason workout program, recently forecasted a bright future fo... more

The Indianapolis Colts have played it safe throughout the offseason workout program with quarterback Andrew Luck, who missed the 2017 season recovering from offseason shoulder surgery. The rehabilitation process, however, hasn't prevented Luck from... more

The Minnesota Vikings on Wednesday secured a key member of the defensive line for the future. The Vikings and defensive end Danielle Hunter agreed to terms on a five-year, $72 million contract extension with $40 million in guarantees and a $15 mill... more

Free-agent outside linebacker Tamba Hali knows a thing or two about quarterbacks as a defensive player. Hali totaled 89.5 career sacks, which ties for 45th all-time in the league, during 12 seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs, and he has observed... more

Wide receiver Sammy Watkins' acclimation process has gone well since joining the Kansas City Chiefs on a three-year, $48 million free-agent deal in March . Despite being on a new team, Watkins turned heads during organized team activities and he... more

Sixteen quarterbacks made the NFL Network's Top 100 Players of 2018 , a list voted on annually by players around the league. Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey, however, doesn't believe San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, who... more

After winning the AFC South and advancing to the AFC Championship Game, the Jacksonville Jaguars won't sneak up on anyone in 2018. Quarterback Blake Bortles, who will continue his offseason routine working with consultants Tom House and Adam Dedeau... more

Quarterback Dak Prescott has heard the grumblings as the Dallas Cowboys transition to life without wide receiver Dez Bryant and tight end Jason Witten. Bryant and Witten combined for 132 catches and 1,398 yards with 11 touchdowns in 2017, so the Co... more

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones wants one, and apparently so does New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. Jones, who has three years remaining on his contract , and Beckham, who enters the final year of his rookie contract , are... more

New England Patriots wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell didn't do much during the offseason workout program as he continues to rehabilitate from a knee injury that cost him the 2017 season. When it comes to the recovery process ahead of training camp,... more

New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. hasn't done much work on the field during the offseason as he returns from a broken ankle. While Beckham was cleared to practice for the mandatory minicamp, the star wide receiver was limited to indiv... more

DeMarcus Ware had a close look at Denver Broncos rookie Bradley Chubb in recent weeks. Ware served as a pass-rush consultant for the Broncos during the offseason, and he shared his thoughts on the fifth-overall pick of the 2018 NFL Draft during a... more

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are on track to begin the regular season without their starting quarterback. The NFL is expected to suspend Jameis Winston several games for violating the league's personal conduct policy, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport... more

The Denver Broncos officially have a big part of future defensive plans in the books. The Broncos signed Bradley Chubb, the fifth overall pick of the 2018 NFL Draft, the team announced on Thursday. It's official, #BroncosCountry ! ?? »... more

Indianapolis Colts head coach Frank Reich knows a thing or two about the tight end position. Before joining the Colts, Reich spent two seasons as an offensive coordinator in Philadelphia, where he had tight ends Zach Ertz, Trey Burton and Brent Cel... more

Houston Texans coach Bill O'Brien has plenty of reasons to feel good ahead of training camp. O'Brien began 2018 by signing a contract extension in January; his friend Brian Gaine rejoined the Texans as a general manager in early January; and star... more

Philadelphia Eagles running back Jay Ajayi expressed excitement in late May on potentially absorbing a lead role in the backfield . Coach Doug Pederson confirmed on the team's final day of minicamp that Ajayi will have the opportunity and enter tra... more

Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre took a trip down memory lane during a Tuesday morning guest appearance on ESPN 540-AM's Wilde and Tausch radio show . During a 46-minute interview, Favre touched on numerous subjects, including being the father... more

The Baltimore Ravens have their entire 2018 draft class officially in the mix. The Ravens on Tuesday signed tight end Hayden Hurst, the 25th overall pick of the draft, to a four-year, $11.0 million deal with a $6.1 million signing bonus, NFL Networ... more

The Green Bay Packers have a capable stable of young running backs with Jamaal Williams, Ty Montgomery and Aaron Jones. Each player provides a unique skill set for the offense, and arguments could be made one of the running backs could carry a full... more

Cleveland Browns rookie cornerback Denzel Ward hasn't taken long to make an impact. The fourth-overall pick of the 2018 NFL Draft rose on the early depth chart, and defensive coordinator Gregg Williams pointed out last week on the team's last day o... more

The Minnesota Vikings are honoring the late Dennis Green in 2018. Green will be inducted into the team's Ring of Honor during a halftime ceremony of the game against the Buffalo Bills on Sept. 23 at U.S. Bank Stadium, the Vikings announced Monday.... more

After stating in January that 2018 would "definitely be my last year ," Carolina Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis did a little backtracking Thursday. Davis told reporters he is "very open" to the possibility of extending his playing career into 201... more

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco understands the selection of Lamar Jackson "means something "even if Flacco is entrenched as the starter. Flacco has taken the team's offseason additions of Jackson and Robert Griffin III in stride publicly,... more

The Arizona Cardinals understand running back David Johnson is a main piece of the team's foundation. Johnson, however, elected not to attend the team's mandatory minicamp as he enters the final year of a contract which pays a base salary of $1.88... more

Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Dante Fowler produced a career-high eight sacks in 2017, a total that ranked third on the team. Still, the Jaguars declined to exercise its fifth-year option on Fowler, who entered the league as the third-overall... more

The Los Angeles Rams continue to get a close look at a retooled defense with defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh and cornerbacks Aqib Talib and Marcus Peters. One key piece, however, remains absent from the mandatory minicamp. Defensive tackle Aaron... more

Terence Newman has accomplished a lot in the defensive secondary during his career since entering the league out of Kansas State as the fifth overall pick in the 2003 NFL Draft. The Minnesota Vikings veteran cornerback now appears ready to absorb... more

Terrance West's workout Wednesday with the New Orleans Saints had positive results. The Saints are signing West to a deal, according to a source informed of the situation. The addition of West should immediately bolster a Saints running back grou... more

Dallas Cowboys guard Zack Martin just got paid. The Cowboys and Martin agreed to a six-year extension worth $84 million with $40 million guaranteed, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday. Rapoport added Martin received a $20 million... more

The Baltimore Ravens had a pleasant surprise Wednesday. Cornerback Jimmy Smith, who suffered an Achilles injury in early December 2017, was among the participants on the second day of minicamp. The Ravens tweeted a short video showing Smith joggi... more

Oakland Raiders linebacker Khalil Mack didn't report Tuesday on the first day of the team's mandatory three-day minicamp. Whether Mack shows up for the final two days remains unclear, but his head coach wouldn't mind seeing the defensive star back... more

Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly hasn't gone all out during the team's offseason workout program. His limited participation level, however, doesn't surprise when considering Kuechly underwent shoulder surgery in February and continues... more

METAIRIE, La. -- After missing the voluntary organized team activities, New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram found himself a wanted man Tuesday following the first day of mandatory minicamp practice. Approximately 50 media members camped out... more

The Los Angeles Rams began mandatory minicamp Tuesday with a large hole on the defensive line. All-Pro defensive tackle Aaron Donald, the league's reigning Defensive Player of the Year, was not present when the Rams took the practice field, NFL... more

The Atlanta Falcons will hold mandatory minicamp without one of the NFL's top offensive weapons. Wide receiver Julio Jones informed the Falcons he will not attend the three-day event, which begins Tuesday and runs through Thursday, the Falcons anno... more

The Oakland Raiders added a veteran to bolster the defense. Defensive tackle Ahtyba Rubin signed a free-agent deal, his representation announced Monday on Twitter . The team later confirmed the signings on Tuesday. The 6-foot-2, 310-pound Rubi... more

The Dallas Cowboys are on track to secure a key member of the offensive line for the long haul. Right guard Zack Martin and the Cowboys are zeroing in on a new six-year contract, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday. Rapoport adds the... more

After attending a mandatory three-day minicamp last week, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and tight end Rob Gronkowski are back to volunteering. Brady and Gronkowski are not expected to be present for the Patriots' final days of voluntar... more

The Dallas Cowboys have a void to fill with the departures of tight end Jason Witten and wide receiver Dez Bryant. Outside of production, the established veteran duo provided leadership on and off the field. But the Cowboys have a plan in place f... more

Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson created a stir in recent days. Johnson missed on-field work and observed from the sidelines the past week during organized team activities. Cardinals coach Steve Wilks declined to go into particulars o... more

Houston Texans safety Andre Hal has been diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma, the team announced Friday. "We are saddened to learn of Andre's diagnosis," the McNair family said in a statement released by the Texans. "Andre is tough and faithful and we... more

The Seattle Seahawks have a good news, bad news scenario on defensive end Dion Jordan. Coach Pete Carroll revealed Thursday that Jordan underwent offseason knee surgery, which was categorized as a cleanup, and will be out 6-8 weeks, per NFL Network... more

A family vacation kept Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger away from the start of the team's organized team activities. Roethlisberger returned Wednesday, but his earlier absences allowed backup quarterbacks Landry Jones, Josh Dobbs... more

Chicago Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky loves the Cleveland Cavaliers. And his adoration for the NBA team isn't surprising when considering Trubisky grew up in Mentor, Ohio, so he has kept close tabs on the Cavs as they face the Golden State Warri... more

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier held his first news conference Wednesday morning since he suffered a spinal injury in Week 13 of the 2017 regular season. Shazier, who underwent spinal stabilization surgery on Dec. 6, 2017, opened by off... more

With safety Rontez Miles recently undergoing surgery to repair a torn meniscus , the New York Jets wasted little time to bolster depth. The Jets signed safety J.J. Wilcox to a contract, the team announced on Wednesday. The 6-foot, 202-pound Wilco... more

Dez Bryant remains unsigned since the Dallas Cowboys released the three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver in April. Hall of Famer Deion Sanders, however, believes the Cowboys should bring Bryant home. "Let's just apologize and say, 'Dez, I'm sorry. I m... more

The Arizona Cardinals have held back on quarterback Sam Bradford during organized team activities. Bradford dealt with a knee injury in 2017, so nobody will fault Arizona for playing it safe. The Cardinals' approach with Bradford, however, will c... more

New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman announced Tuesday he has been diagnosed with lymphoma. Gettleman, 67, revealed the lymphoma was discovered during a medical checkup. "Recently, I underwent an annual physical, during which it was... more

The Tom Brady-Rob Gronkowski Watch is officially over when it comes to the offseason workout program. After being absent from the New England Patriots' voluntary organized team activities, Brady and Gronkowski reported Tuesday morning for the start... more

Washington Redskins quarterback Alex Smith has battled adversity throughout his career. Since entering the NFL as the first overall pick of the 2005 draft with the San Francisco 49ers, Smith endured up and down seasons with numerous coaching change... more

Los Angeles Chargers defensive end Melvin Ingram is known for his confidence. So, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Ingram held firm with a prediction for the Chargers ahead of the 2018 regular season. "This Super Bowl, we're going to win," In... more

Chuck Pagano offered a good reminder Monday morning how head coaches and their starting quarterbacks are forever linked through the good and bad. Pagano, who the Indianapolis Colts fired after a 4-12 record in 2017, made an appearance on FS1's "Fir... more

METAIRIE, La. -- The 82nd ranked player in the NFL Top 100 Players of 2018 list wants to build on a successful 2017 regular season. New Orleans Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore also has lofty goals as he prepares for his second year as a... more

Quarterback Case Keenum hasn't taken long to assimilate in the Denver Broncos' offense. Keenum, who signed a two-year, $36 million deal during free agency, is paid as a starter. And he has conducted himself as such while the Broncos transition to a... more


METAIRIE, La. -- New Orleans Saints defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins is aware of his recent mentions at Lance Zierlein named the 12th overall pick of the 2016 NFL Draft as a breakout player for 2018 , while Gregg Rosenthal mentioned Ranki... more

Running back Jay Ajayi went from a featured role with the Miami Dolphins to a committee in Philadelphia after being traded in late October of the 2017 season. Ajayi joined LeGarrette Blount and Corey Clement as part of a three-headed backfield, and... more

The New England Patriots were in for a treat Wednesday, which marked the team's fourth day of organized team activities. Former NBA superstar Kobe Bryant was present at the team's training facility to greet the players as they returned to work, Mik... more

The Oakland Raiders entered the 2017 season with high hopes, and rightfully so given a 12-4 campaign in 2016. The wheels, however, came off as the Raiders struggled with consistency the past season, which included two four-game losing streaks en ro... more

Fresh off leading the league in rushing as a rookie, Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt wants to be more than just a rusher. The second-year pro has used organized team activities to focus on increasing his versatility out of the backfield... more

Veteran tight end Antonio Gates remains a free agent, but he has the support from an established leader for a potential return to his former team. Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers said Tuesday he has stayed in touch with Gates and the... more

The Kansas City Chiefs officially have another doctor in the house, but not necessarily on the official medical staff. Starting right guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif graduated Tuesday morning from McGill University in Montreal, where he earned his me... more

Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff recently provided insight on putting together quarterback Matt Ryan's contract during a guest appearance on Andrew Brandt's The Business of Sports podcast . Dimitroff dove into the business side of... more

METAIRIE, La. -- Drew Brees knows good things happen when the New Orleans Saints achieve offensive balance. After three straight 7-9 seasons, a period when New Orleans relied mostly on Brees' golden arm, the Saints rebounded in 2017 with the league... more

METAIRIE, La. -- If anyone can properly evaluate and implement the NFL's new kickoff rules, New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton certainly qualifies. Payton, who joined the NFL's Competition Committee in September 2017, helped the eight-member comm... more

METAIRIE, La. -- The New Orleans Saints on Thursday concluded a third day of organized team activities without some key players, but one absence didn't come as a surprise. Running back Mark Ingram, who enters the final year of his contract, was not... more

Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill realized something bad happened to his knee when he went down during training camp in early August 2017. Tannehill told reporters Wednesday he felt his knee shift, and immediately knew the injury could lead... more

Numerous high-profile players around the league are skipping voluntary organized team activities. Now, it is time to include one of the NFL's top offensive linemen. Dallas Cowboys guard Zack Martin, a two-time All-Pro selection, is not present fo... more

The NFL's premier championship game officially has host sites through 2024. League owners on Wednesday unanimously approved a proposal to award Super Bowl LVII to Arizona in 2023 and Super Bowl LVIII to New Orleans in 2024. The voting, which was... more

The Houston Texans got a glimpse of quarterback Deshaun Watson's return from an ACL injury. Watson participated in individual and 7-and-7 drills during Tuesday's organized team activities, and the early feedback on his surgically repaired knee is... more

The Tom Brady-Rob Gronkowski Watch is in full bloom with the start of organized team activities. New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick fielded questions on the duo Tuesday, but declined to discuss any player absent from OTAs. Owner Robert Kra... more

After two consecutive 1,000-yard receiving campaigns, Oakland Raiders wide receiver Amari Cooper's production slipped in 2017. Cooper's third season was plagued by inconsistency, dropped passes and late-season injuries en route to a disappointing 4... more

Much has been made of Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger's post-draft comments on the team's third-round selection of rookie Mason Rudolph. Analysts and fans were quick with opinions on whether it is a responsibility of a veteran t... more

New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick didn't stray too far from his standard script when it came to quarterback Tom Brady and tight end Rob Gronkowski. Both players have not been present this week for the Patriots' OTAs, but Belichick elected... more

The Jacksonville Jaguars began the first day of organized team activities without two starting cornerbacks. Jalen Ramsey and A.J. Bouye were not present Tuesday, coach Doug Marrone told reporters. While it is unclear why the two players were ab... more

So far, so good for Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill, who's working toward completing his comeback from a season-ending knee injury. Tannehill will participate with no limitations Tuesday when the Dolphins kick off 10 days of organized tea... more

Jerry Richardson, the outgoing owner of the Carolina Panthers, will make the final rounds Tuesday in Atlanta during the NFL's Spring League Meeting. Richardson is expected to briefly address the owners and say farewell before the sale of the Panthe... more

Richie Incognito could get another shot with a new team. The Buffalo Bills released Incognito from the reserve/retired list, the team announced Monday. The transaction makes Incognito an immediate free agent eligible to sign with potential suitors.... more

New York Giants cornerback Eli Apple didn't have much success in his second year as a professional in 2017. The former first-round pick (10th overall) of the 2016 draft found himself surrounded by controversy and at odds with the coaching staff and... more

The Seattle Seahawks lost plenty of defensive firepower during the offseason. Gone are cornerback Richard Sherman, defensive end Michael Bennett, defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson and defensive end Cliff Avril, and their absences have the Seahawk... more

The Cincinnati Bengals took another step towards securing their entire 2018 draft class. The Bengals signed first-round pick (21st overall) Billy Price to a four-year deal, the team announced Monday. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.... more

NFC QUESTIONS AFC 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, Herbie Te... more

The NFL will look to settle numerous business matters in the coming days at the owners meeting in Atlanta. One matter on the table pending final decision surrounds awarding Super Bowl sites in 2023 and 2024, and two cities have emerged as the favor... more

Organized team activities kick off around the league in the coming days, but the early spotlight falls on two-high profile players in New England. Patriots quarterback Tom Brady will not be present for OTAs this week, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapopo... more

Detroit Lions rookie Frank Ragnow provides versatility to play center or guard. Ragnow, however, will fall under the microscope leading to the start of the regular season given his draft status as the 20th overall pick of the 2018 NFL Draft. Whil... more

Free agent Junior Galette says he has entertained offers during the offseason, but there is a reason the eighth-year pro hasn't signed. The former Washington Redskins and New Orleans Saints defensive end/linebacker took to Instagram over the weeken... more

The Oakland Raiders officially have the 15th overall pick of the 2018 NFL Draft under contract. The Raiders signed offensive tackle Kolton Miller, the team announced Friday . Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The 6-foot-9, 309-pound Miller, w... more

The Arizona Cardinals have made a move to bolster their pass defense. The Cardinals finalized a deal with the Cleveland Browns to acquire cornerback Jamar Taylor in exchange for a 2020 sixth-round draft pick, the team announced Saturday. NFL Networ... more

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers know what they have in quarterback Jameis Winston as he heads into his fourth NFL season. Although offensive coordinator Todd Monken lauded Winston's leadership and physical attributes when speaking to reporters Thursday, h... more

San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman took another step in his recovery from a ruptured Achilles tendon. The veteran cornerback on Wednesday posted a short video clip on his verified Instagram account, which showed him running roughly 25 y... more

The Los Angeles Chargers are quickly emerging as an offseason darling to turn things around in 2018. Analysts are talking about the team, and even Denver Broncos general manager John Elway entered the fray by saying the Chargers might be the team t... more

Established professionals -- two currently playing, one retired -- are talking, and Cincinnati Bengals second-year wide receiver John Ross is listening. Ross, the ninth overall pick of the 2017 draft, had a rookie campaign to forget after appearing... more

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott already desires to be the best he can be as he enters his third professional season. Prescott, who's set to earn $630,000 in 2018, could set himself up for a pay raise if he plays well during the upcoming sea... more

Chicago Bears wide receiver Allen Robinson could be on track to return sooner than later. Robinson, who continues to rehabilitate from the torn ACL he suffered in September 2017, received an encouraging endorsement from his head coach following... more

Alex Ruiz found himself on the receiving end of a life-changing gift from an NFL superstar. New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees offered the teenager a prosthetic leg this past weekend at a flag football game in Del Mar, California, KGTV in Sa... more

Cornerback Bashaud Breeland's second go at the free-agent market has begun. Breeland is scheduled Wednesday to visit the Indianapolis Colts, followed by a Thursday visit with the Arizona Cardinals, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport confirmed. ESPN's... more

After a previous free-agent visit in Minnesota, defensive tackle David Parry officially has a new team. The Vikings struck a deal with Parry on Wednesday, the team announced. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The 6-foot-2, 317-pound Parry sp... more

One of the NFL's great running backs will receive the ultimate honor from his former team. The Buffalo Bills announced Wednesday that Thurman Thomas' No. 34 jersey will become the third number retired in franchise history when the Bills host the Ne... more

The Indianapolis Colts could be on track to have a key member on defense back on the field. Safety Malik Hooker, who suffered a season-ending knee injury against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 7 of the 2017 season, took to Twitter on Tuesday afte... more

Wide receiver Dez Bryant continues to mull options a little more than a month since the Dallas Cowboys released him on April 13. The Baltimore Ravens expressed interest in Bryant before the NFL draft and brought him in for a visit, but the opportun... more

The Los Angeles Rams have expressed optimism throughout the offseason that a deal would eventually get done with defensive lineman Aaron Donald. General manager Les Snead told reporters on April 5 that the team has Donald "budgeted in the budget."... more

Green Bay officially has its first-round pick in the books. The Packers signed cornerback Jaire Alexander, the team announced Tuesday morning. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports Alexander's rookie contract is worth $12.1 million with a sign... more

New York Giants offensive tackle Ereck Flowers is back in the building after a short absence. Flowers, who did not participate in the voluntary veteran minicamp on April 24-26, reported for work Monday at the team's training facility, NFL Network's... more

Carolina Panthers rookie cornerback Donte Jackson entered the NFL with a reputation as a media darling from his time in college. LSU beat reporters enjoyed talking to Jackson, who often made himself available for interviews on a weekly basis while... more

METAIRIE, La. -- Saints running back Alvin Kamara stands first in line to see increased action with Mark Ingram serving a four-game suspension to start the regular season. Don't expect the Saints, however, to force feed touches to the all-purpose... more

METAIRIE, La. -- New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton emphasized Saturday following the team's rookie minicamp practice that he doesn't have current plans to bring in a veteran running back in light of Mark Ingram's pending four-game suspension .... more

Defensive tackle Terrell McClain has a new home after taking a free-agent tour with the Cowboys, 49ers and Dolphins. The Falcons on Friday signed McClain to a contract, the team announced. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The 6-foot-2, 302-p... more

Eagles coach Doug Pederson made it clear Friday that quarterback Carson Wentz has not been medically cleared. Pederson, however, expressed optimism on where Wentz currently stands as the quarterback continues to rehabilitate from knee surgery. "I... more

The Patriots' selection of versatile offensive lineman Isaiah Wynn in the first round (23rd overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft raised questions on where he fit. Patriots offensive line coach Dante Scarnecchia, however, provided an answer Friday on what... more

Carolina moved quickly to add depth in the backfield one day after placing Fozzy Whittaker on injured reserve with a torn ACL . The Panthers signed running back Kenjon Barner, the team announced Friday. The 5-foot-9, 195-pound Barner returns to w... more

The Washington Redskins announced the signing of seven draft picks on Thursday. Signings after the annual three-day selection process in recent years are a formality given the structured rookie wage scale. Thursday's transactions, however, are... more

Carolina is suddenly in need of running back depth. The Panthers placed Fozzy Whittaker on injured reserve with a torn ACL, the team announced Thursday. Whittaker suffered the injury Monday in a non-contact drill during Phase 2 of the offseason pro... more

The free-agent market is often about choices for players as they entertain interest from teams. For running back C.J. Anderson, fitting in with an offensive scheme played a large role in his decision to sign with the Carolina Panthers. "I just th... more

The New Orleans Saints have a hole at the running back position with Mark Ingram facing a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances. There are notable free agents available on the open market, including... more

Bears rookie linebacker Roquan Smith provided good news Wednesday morning. Smith, the victim of theft over the past weekend in Athens, Ga., said in a video posted on his Twitter page that a majority of his personal belongings were recovered and... more

Offensive guard Shawn Lauvao is staying put. The Washington Redskins re-signed Lauvao to a new contract, the team announced Tuesday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The 6-foot-3, 308-pound Lauvao spent the past four seasons in Washington af... more

The New Orleans Saints are without their top rusher for the first quarter of the 2018 regular season. Running back Mark Ingram has been suspended by the league without pay the first four games for violating the NFL policy on performance-enhancing... more

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster pleaded not guilty Tuesday to the three felony charges he faces from a February incident, according to the Santa Clara County (Calif.) District Attorney's Office. A preliminary hearing has been set for M... more

Carolina added a key piece to the backfield. The Panthers signed free-agent running back C.J. Anderson to a contract, the team announced Monday on Twitter. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. With Jonathan Stewart joining the Giants on a two-ye... more

Tight end Coby Fleener 's time in New Orleans has come to a close. The Saints released Fleener on Monday with a failed physical designation. The team classified Fleener as a post-June 1 cut, which will save them $3 million in salary cap space. Th... more

The last time Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan experienced the uncertainty of a contract extension, the discussions lingered just before the start of training camp in 2013. This time around, Ryan had a preference to avoid any outside distractions befo... more

Rookie minicamps around the league are often about teams and players finding a fit in schemes ahead of training camp. And for the Seahawks, the three days of a recently-concluded camp allowed the team to evaluate how linebacker Shaquem Griffin woul... more

Free-agent inside linebacker Jerrell Freeman officially called it a career after six seasons in the NFL. Freeman, who the Bears released in February, announced his retirement Wednesday afternoon on Twitter, citing his "health and family" as top... more

An expected business move on the football side of the house in Pittsburgh occurred Wednesday afternoon. The Steelers placed linebacker Ryan Shazier on the reserve/physically unable to perform list, which effectively ended Shazier's chances to play... more

NFL kickoffs and special teams appear on track to have a different look in 2018. With safety in mind, potential changes include the likely elimination of the two-man wedge and running start for the kicking team, while allowing only three deep playe... more

Tennessee tweaked its defensive backfield Wednesday morning. The Titans agreed to terms with veteran free safety Kendrick Lewis and waived Denzel Johnson, the team announced. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The 6-foot, 205-pound Lewis enter... more

Russ Brandon has resigned as the president of the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres, Pegula Sports Entertainment announced Tuesday. In a statement released by Pegula Sports and Entertainment, owners Terry and Kim Pegula accepted Brandon's resignatio... more

Former Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett won't attend the Saints rookie minicamp on a tryout basis , after all. Instead, the former Buckeye signal caller will attend the minicamp as a bona fide member of the team. The Saints are signing Barrett... more

Jaguars owner Shahid Khan has a vision for Wembley Stadium in London. Khan, whose team has played a game overseas each season since 2013, recently placed a multimillion-dollar bid to purchase the world famous sporting arena . And the billionaire... more


The Eagles on Monday exercised a fifth-year option on wide receiver Nelson Agholor, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. Agholor, whom the Eagles selected in the first round (20th overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft, comes off his most productive... more

Like the famous Energizer Bunny, Vikings cornerback Terence Newman keeps going and going and going. Minnesota announced Monday that Newman re-signed for his 16th professional season. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The 5-foot-10, 197-pound... more

Another former first-round pick from the 2015 NFL Draft class will play beyond his rookie contract. The Browns on Monday exercised a fifth-year option on safety Damarious Randall, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. Randall, who the Browns... more

One of the league's top pass defenses remains intact for the short term. The Vikings exercised the fifth-year option on cornerback Trae Waynes, the team announced Monday morning. The 6-foot, 190-pound Waynes, who was set to enter the final year o... more

After using a third-round pick on Michael Gallup and acquiring the versatile Tavon Austin via trade with the Los Angeles Rams, the Cowboys continue to shake up the wide receiver position. Dallas traded Ryan Switzer to the Raiders in exchange for... more

New England waited out six full rounds of the league's annual three-day selection process before adding to the quarterback room. The Patriots selected LSU quarterback Danny Etling in the seventh round (219th overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft. The... more

The Cowboys didn't maintain the status quo at the wide receiver position after selecting Michael Gallup in the third round of the 2018 NFL Draft. On Saturday, the Cowboys added another piece to the offense by shipping a sixth-round pick (192nd over... more

One of the top feel-good storylines entering the weekend produced a positive outcome. The Seahawks selected Central Florida linebacker Shaquem Griffin in the fifth round (141st overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft. Griffin, who lost his left hand at th... more

Philadelphia took a chance on a player with an injury history. The Eagles selected Florida State defensive end Josh Sweat in the fourth round (130th overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft. While in college, the 6-foot-4, 251-pound Sweat endured surgery t... more

Houston added another weapon for quarterback DeShaun Watson. The Texans selected Texas Tech wide receiver Keke Coutee in the fourth round (103rd overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft. The 5-foot-10, 181-pound Coutee, who posted a 4.43 time in the 40-yar... more

After cutting ties with C.J. Anderson on April 16, the Broncos entered the 2018 NFL Draft in need of a running back. On Friday night, the Broncos addressed the position by selecting Oregon's Royce Freeman in the third round (71st overall). The... more

Philadelphia wasted little time to fill the void of tight end Brent Celek, whom the Eagles released on March 13. The Eagles selected South Dakota State tight end Dallas Goedert in the second round (49th overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft. There was d... more

Tampa Bay added some much-needed pop to the offensive backfield in the second round. With the 38th overall pick of the 2018 NFL Draft, the Buccaneers selected USC running back Ronald Jones II. The 5-foot-11, 205-pound Jones joins a Buccaneers run... more

Free-agent tight end Antonio Gates continues to seek a home and it appears he won't be with the Los Angeles Chargers. Chargers general manager Tom Telesco told reporters Friday night that the team intends to move forward with it's current crop of t... more

Free-agent cornerback Byron Maxwell returns for a third tour of duty in Seattle. The Seahawks signed Maxwell to a one-year deal worth up to $3 million, according to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, per a source informed. The 6-foot-1, 198-pound... more

One of the Cowboys' all-time greats appears set to call it a career. Tight end Jason Witten is expected to retire after a 15-year playing career and join ESPN's Monday Night Football broadcast booth as an analyst, NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport... more

Baltimore needed to inject talent at the tight end position entering the 2018 NFL Draft. Consider the mission accomplished, as the Ravens effectively filled the need with one of the top pass catchers in the position group. With the 25th overall p... more

Bolstering the pass defense was clearly on the Packers' agenda when the team traded up in the first round with Seattle. With the 18th-overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, the Packers selected Louisville cornerback Jaire Alexander. The 5-foot-10,... more

The Dolphins had a need on defense and addressed it in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft. Miami selected Alabama defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick with the 11th overall pick. The 6-foot, 204 pound Fitzpatrick provides versatility to play... more

Saints general manager Mickey Loomis has plenty on his plate for final preparations ahead of Thursday night's draft. The Saints, however, enter the league's annual three-day selection process with a heavy heart given the absence of owner Tom Benson... more

The Denver Broncos are in prime position entering Thursday's draft to grab an impact player with the fifth overall pick. Cornerback Chris Harris, however, hopes the player isn't taking snaps from under center. "Someone who's going to come in and... more

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