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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.


November

The NFL on Wednesday announced two schedule changes that will feature marquee matchups on Sunday Night Football in the coming weeks. The league moved the Los Angeles Chargers at Pittsburgh Steelers game in Week 13 from 1 p.m. ET to 8:20 p.m. ET on... more

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger did his best to keep communication lines open with running back Le'Veon Bell. Roethlisberger told reporters Wednesday morning that he reached out to Bell ahead of the league's Tuesday deadline for... more

After watching four kicks bounce off the uprights in a Week 10 home game, give Cody Parkey credit for taking initiative to fix mistakes. The Bears kicker told reporters Wednesday that he plans to return to the scene of the crime and practice kickin... more

Cleveland Browns general manager John Dorsey is keeping options open in his search for a head coach. And the list includes Browns interim head coach Gregg Williams, who took over after the firing of Hue Jackson on Oct. 29 . "I think he deserves t... more

The Jacksonville Jaguars enter Week 11 ranked first against the pass, allowing 200.6 yards per game. The Jaguars also have surrendered just 12 touchdown passes on the season, the third-least amount in the league. So, what happened in Week 10 when... more

Despite coming off a 16-3 loss to drop to 3-6 on the season, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers don't have a quarterback controversy ahead of Week 11's game against the New York Giants. Buccaneers head coach Dirk Koetter on Monday announced Ryan Fitzpatrick... more

NFL teams often take numerous steps to limit outside distractions before a game, preferring to focus on the task on hand. The New Orleans Saints, however, had to deal with the unexpected ahead of Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals. A fi... more

The New Orleans Saints are moving quickly to fill the spot previously held by Dez Bryant, who suffered a torn Achilles tendon on the final play of Friday's practice last week. The Saints signed veteran wide receiver Brandon Marshall, coach Sean Pa... more

The City of Angels is home to one of the NFL's hottest teams and players, but oddly enough, they aren't receiving wall-to-wall coverage and tend to fly under the radar. The Chargers, owners of a six-game winning streak and a 7-2 record, can probabl... more

Cleveland Browns rookie running back Nick Chubb had himself quite the game in Sunday's 28-16 over the Atlanta Falcons . Chubb busted out with 20 carries for a career-high 176 yards, and blistered the Falcons on a team-record 92-yard touchdown run i... more

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees' march on the NFL's record books continues. With three first-half touchdown passes against the Cincinnati Bengals, Brees now has 509 career touchdown passes to move ahead of Hall of Famer Brett Favre (508)... more

Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh previously considered giving rookie signal-caller Lamar Jackson an opportunity to run a full series instead of a random play each game. Now, Harbaugh might not have a choice when the Ravens come off the We... more

Tennessee Titans safety Kevin Byard knew a monetary penalty was coming his way after he celebrated an interception in Week 9 against the Dallas Cowboys by running to midfield to celebrate on the Cowboys' logo. The question surrounded the amount, a... more

Running back Leonard Fournette is closer to a return after missing the past four games with a hamstring injury. Fournette practiced fully the entire week and the Jacksonville Jaguars did not assign a game designation on the final injury report, a... more

Philadelphia Eagles coach Doug Pederson confirmed Friday that running back Darren Sproles (hamstring) suffered a setback . While Pederson didn't go into specifics on Sproles' nagging injury, even pointing out he isn't a medical doctor, the coach... more

Landon Collins discovered he was the subject of trade speculation in the days leading to the league's deadline after receiving a text from his trainer, former NFL safety Ryan Clark, and Collins' agent confirmed the rumors. For Collins, one of the f... more

Dez Bryant took a methodical approach to free agency since being released by the Dallas Cowboys in April. He visited with the Baltimore Ravens and Cleveland Browns, but didn't sign a contract. Bryant also revealed to reporters Thursday that he had... more

New York Jets rookie quarterback Sam Darnold hasn't practiced the last two days with a right foot injury. But that might not mean he won't be available for Sunday's game against the Buffalo Bills. Jets head coach Todd Bowles told reporters Thursd... more

New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton knew the bombardment of questions on Dez Bryant was coming during Thursday's teleconference. So, he jokingly announced each reporter would have "two Dez coupons" on a call that lasted a little more than 10 minut... more

The Philadelphia Eagles have been without Darren Sproles since Week 1, but were optimistic he would return in time for Week 10. Now, the Eagles might need to adjust for a longer absence. Sproles aggravated his hamstring injury during Wednesday's... more

NEW ORLEANS -- The Saints took a large step Wednesday to bolster the wide receiving corps by agreeing to terms on a one-year deal with Dez Bryant. And the news of Bryant's arrival in The Big Easy was met with excitement in the Saints' locker room.... more

If New York Giants rookie running back Saquon Barkley had a vote, there's little doubt on the player he would select as the NFL's MVP. Barkley, who addressed the media Tuesday, was asked about having the opportunity to absorb information from recen... more

New York Jets rookie quarterback Sam Darnold endured a tough outing Sunday, throwing a career-high four interceptions en route to a 13-6 loss to the Miami Dolphins. A day later, Darnold didn't hold back with a self-evaluation on his performance.... more

The Baltimore Ravens are on a three-game slide and sit on a 4-5 record. Something has to change in Baltimore to get the team back on the winning track. And apparently incorporating rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson more in the offense to run a full... more

Chris Johnson's 10-year career as an NFL running back officially came to an end Monday morning. Johnson announced his retirement through his marketing agency, and thanked family, friends, teammates and fans for their support: We'd like to congrat... more

Fans will need to adjust viewing pleasures for a trio of games in Week 11. The NFL announced Monday the following schedule changes for Sunday, Nov. 18: With the NFC North up for grabs, the Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears matchup was flexed fro... more

The Miami Dolphins turned in an excellent defensive performance in Sunday's 13-6 win over the New York Jets, notching four sacks and four interceptions. Surprisingly, though, the Dolphins did it without starting free safety Reshad Jones, who left... more

NEW ORLEANS -- The Saints entered Week 9 with a full understanding the Los Angeles Rams were loaded on offense at the skill positions. One player, however, had the Saints defense's full attention -- running back Todd Gurley. Not a bad strategy to n... more

Quarterback Tom Savage returns to the San Francisco 49ers for a third tour of duty. Savage re-signed one day after being released, the Niners announced Friday. In corresponding moves, the team placed running back Raheem Mostert and cornerback Emman... more

The Minnesota Vikings are hoping to be healthier at the running back position for Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions. Dalvin Cook (hamstring) is officially designated as questionable on Friday's injury report. The Vikings have been without... more

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston enters uncharted territory on his four-year career. Instead of leading the first-team offense in preparation for Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers, he's now taking backup repetitions behind... more

The Oakland Raiders are in a tailspin with a 1-6 record and are viewing the future after trading away Khalil Mack and Amari Cooper. While the prospects for the remainder of the 2018 regular season are bleak, head coach Jon Gruden apparently has rea... more

The New Orleans Saints have done a good job of keeping quarterback Drew Brees clean, as the signal-caller has been sacked just nine times entering Week 9's showdown against the Los Angeles Rams. Brees, however, knows he faces a challenge against Ra... more

October

Cleveland Browns interim head coach Gregg Williams addressed the media Wednesday for the first time since sweeping changes Monday saw the ouster of Hue Jackson and offensive coordinator Todd Haley. In a little more than 20 minutes, Williams touche... more

The Jacksonville Jaguars made a move during a bye week to bolster depth at the quarterback position. The Jaguars signed Landry Jones to a free-agent contract, the team announced Wednesday morning. Terms were not disclosed. Jones' signing comes as... more

Teams in need of a proven veteran wide receiver might not have to look too far with the league's trade deadline looming Tuesday. The Detroit Lions could have what they're looking for in the form of Golden Tate if the price is right and the telephon... more

The Cleveland Browns' search for a head coach effectively began Monday morning with the firing of Hue Jackson . While the hunt will include coaches at the NFL level, the Browns could extend the exploration phase to the college ranks, specifically... more

From a struggling offense to a team on a five-game losing streak, the New York Giants have plenty of issues to deal with during its bye week. One thing the team doesn't appear ready to address during the break, however, surrounds the player in char... more

The New York Giants appeared to make upgrading the offensive line a priority during the offseason. But after the Washington Redskins sacked Giants quarterback Eli Manning seven times and recorded 10 quarterback hits in Sunday's 20-13 win, the Giant... more

Week 7 produced drama on offense for the Cleveland Browns. After the Pittsburgh Steelers thumped the Browns, 33-18, in Week 8, is the defense next? The two teams met in Week 1 and played to a 21-21 tie, and Browns defensive end Myles Garrett lik... more

The Seattle Seahawks are honoring the late Paul Allen the rest of the regular season, starting Sunday. Bert Kolde, who serves as vice chairman of the Seahawks and Portland Trail Blazers, announced Friday that the Seahawks will pay tribute to the t... more

Amari Cooper is happy for a fresh start with the Dallas Cowboys. And after watching him up close in practice this week, Cooper's employer is also thrilled to have the wide receiver on the team. "He's been as advertised with his conscientiousness... more

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen has become a star and finds himself knocking on the door of league history entering Sunday night's game against the New Orleans Saints. Should Thielen produce another 100 yards receiving in Week 8, he w... more

With a week full of drama at the coaching level resolved , the Cleveland Browns (2-4-1) can now fully focus on the Pittsburgh Steelers (3-2-1) in Week 8. Rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield gets his first shot as a starter against the Browns' divisio... more

Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins produced the NFL's Catch of the Year in Thursday night's 42-23 win over the Miami Dolphins. Well, that is until it wasn't officially a catch. With the Texans facing a third-and-8 at the 7:37 mark of t... more

The Houston Texans' 42-23 win over the Miami Dolphins on Thursday Night Football came at a cost. Texans wide receiver Will Fuller suffered a season-ending torn ACL during the game, coach Bill O'Brien told reporters Friday. Fuller suffered the i... more

Hugo Cruz's time as an NFL official has come to a close. The league fired Cruz, who had served as a down judge for performance reasons and was not meeting the standard over a sustained period of time, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. Th... more

Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson turned heads when he expressed a desire to become more involved with the offense following the team's 26-23 overtime loss in Week 7. There was a strong hint Jackson would even absorb some of the play-calling... more

The New England Patriots welcomed back tight end Rob Gronkowski ahead of Monday night's game against the Buffalo Bills. Gronkowski, who did not play in Week 7 because of back and ankle injuries, was on the field Thursday participating in the stretc... more

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton went through the motions for roughly eight straight minutes of answering questions on the Baltimore Ravens defense during a Wednesday press conference. The subject eventually changed to Ravens rookie quarter... more

Adrian Peterson knows a thing or two about the running back position. The Washington Redskins rusher has enjoyed an accomplished career and has shared the field with some of the league's top backs over the years, including Hall of Famer LaDainian... more

The Jacksonville Jaguars (3-4) entered the 2018 regular season as a Super Bowl favorite, but have faced a myriad of issues through seven games, including a current three-game slide. Some of the problems include a defense that suddenly can't stop... more

Oakland Raiders coach Jon Gruden addressed reporters Wednesday for the first time since the team traded wide receiver Amari Cooper to the Dallas Cowboys in exchange for a 2019 first-round pick. With the trades of Khalil Mack and Cooper in the past... more

Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer on Wednesday didn't rule out running back Dalvin Cook for Sunday's game against the New Orleans Saints. Cook, however, is expected to miss a fourth straight game because of a hamstring injury, NFL Network's... more

The New Orleans Saints sent a 2019 fourth-round pick and a 2020 seventh-round pick to the New York Giants in exchange for cornerback Eli Apple, a scenario leaving the Saints without a 2019 first-, third- and fourth-round draft pick for now. Saints... more

The Oakland Raiders shipped off former first-round picks Khalil Mack and Amari Cooper in jaw-dropping trades this season. And while management isn't often required to answer to employees in any work environment, there appears to be a rising concern... more

New England Patriots rookie running back Sony Michel, who leads the team in rushing, avoided a serious knee injury and is on the mend for now. Michel's presence in the backfield will be missed because he has helped the Patriots achieve offensive... more

The Detroit Lions needed help on the defensive line and made a move Wednesday to bolster the interior ahead of Tuesday's trade deadline. The Lions acquired defensive tackle Damon "Snacks" Harrison from the New York Giants in exchange for a fifth-r... more

Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson voiced frustrations over his team's offensive showing after Week 7's overtime loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. While the Browns head coach expressed a desire to be more involved on offense , one thing is now... more

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are now down arguably their best defensive player. An MRI confirmed that middle linebacker Kwon Alexander suffered a torn ACL, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday, per a source informed. ESPN first reported the... more

Don't expect Tennessee Titans coach Mike Vrabel to second-guess his decision to go for a win Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers in London. The Titans scored a touchdown with 31 seconds remaining in regulation to make the score 20-19 , and Vrab... more

From missed opportunities in the red zone or botched kicking attempts, Sunday's action in Week 7 produced wild finishes, including the Dallas Cowboys' 20-17 loss to the Washington Redskins. The Cowboys lined up to attempt a potential 47-yard game-... more

The Philadelphia Eagles entered the 2018 regular season a marked team, which is expected of a defending Super Bowl champion. But after dropping Sunday's game to the Carolina Panthers in a contest in which Philadelphia held a 17-0 lead entering the... more

Hue Jackson's patience is apparently running thin after the Cleveland Browns' 26-23 overtime loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The head coach watched his offense struggle yet again with a slow start and consistency to the point where Jackson hasn'... more

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees on Sunday added another career accomplishment to his record-setting season. Brees threw a 1-yard touchdown pass to tight end Benjamin Watson in the second quarter against the Baltimore Ravens to become the... more

Cleveland Browns general manager John Dorsey showed throughout the offseason a willingness to make trades. So, it comes as no surprise Dorsey put on his wheeling-and-dealing hat once again ahead of the Oct. 30 trade deadline. The Browns traded ru... more

Chicago Bears outside linebacker Khalil Mack officially has a 50-50 chance to play in Week 7. Mack (ankle) returned to practice Friday on a limited basis after missing Wednesday and Thursday, and is designated as questionable for Sunday's game agai... more

The Arizona Cardinals are in a wait-and-see mode with rookie quarterback Josh Rosen . Rosen, who suffered a sprained toe on the Cardinals' final offensive play Thursday night, is in a walking boot, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. Rapopor... more

Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon showed up on Friday's injury report ahead of Sunday's game against the Tennessee Titans in London. Gordon is officially listed as limited in practice with a hamstring injury, but coach Anthony Lynn to... more

The specifics on Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill's right shoulder injury haven't been disclosed to the public . But at least the Dolphins don't expect a long-term absence for Tannehill, who has already been ruled out for Week 7's game ag... more

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is on a scoreless drought entering Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears. Gronkowski hasn't caught a touchdown pass since Week 1, a span of five games to mark the longest scoreless streak in a single... more

For an Atlanta Falcons defense decimated by injury, the return of defensive tackle Grady Jarrett will provide some relief. Falcons head coach Dan Quinn said during his weekly appearance on 92.9 The Game that Jarrett (ankle) will return to practice... more

The Dallas Cowboys are coming off a game where everything went right in a dominant 40-7 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars. Dallas' offense, in particular, woke up from an early-season slumber to produce 206 yards rushing and 378 total yards of offe... more

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Albert Wilson is enjoying a tremendous season through six games and has played a large role in his team's 4-2 record. The fifth-year pro leads Miami in receiving, totaling 28 catches for 379 yards and four touchdowns on... more

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has another opportunity to join Peyton Manning and Hall of Famer Brett Favre in the record books. With a win against the Baltimore Ravens, Brees will become the third quarterback in league history to beat a... more

Don't question Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson's toughness. Watson, who is officially listed on the injury report with a chest injury, had the opportunity Wednesday to respond to a report of him playing with a partially collapsed lung and... more

The Los Angeles Rams ended any early speculation on wide receiver Cooper Kupp's status in Week 7. Rams coach Sean McVay told reporters Wednesday that is "safe to rule out" Kupp (knee) for Sunday's game against the San Francisco 49ers, according to... more

Throughout the course of his coaching career, Bill Belichick has been around some of the NFL's all-time greats, including Hall of Famer Lawrence Taylor. So, as a subject-matter expert on football and a variety of players, Belichick will often find... more

The Denver Broncos entered the 2018 regular season feeling optimistic with hopes of a turnaround from last year's 5-11 campaign. A 2-0 start only fed the positive vibes, but the Broncos have now lost four consecutive games and sit three games out o... more

The waiting game on the return of Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman continues. Falcons head coach Dan Quinn told reporters Monday that Freeman (foot, groin) is likely out for Week 7's game against the New York Giants. That the announce... more

Fans around the NFL are expected to abide by a code of conduct when attending games. One supporter of the New England Patriots crossed the line Sunday night when he tossed beer on Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill, who had just scored o... more

The Cincinnati Bengals entered Week 6 with an opportunity to gain control in the AFC North with a win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Bengals also had a chance to make a statement against their arch nemesis, but a 28-21 loss in the waning second... more

Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman faced a wave of adversity leading up to Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers. Norman was benched in the second half of a Week 5 blowout loss to the New Orleans Saints after wearing headphones in th... more

The Miami Dolphins list 11 players, including 10 as questionable, on Friday's injury report for Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears. One name, however, jumped out with a surprise designation. After putting in a full practice Wednesday and... more

Dallas Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence totaled 14.5 sacks in 2017 and has 5.5 entering Week 6's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Impressive numbers, for sure, but even more notable when considering Lawrence has played the past two yea... more

The Carolina Panthers are expected to have a key piece on offense back on the field for Sunday's game against the Washington Redskins. Panthers tight end Greg Olsen (foot) is officially listed as questionable, but coach Ron Rivera told reporters he... more

New York Jets running back Isaiah Crowell 's status for Sunday's game against the Indianapolis Colts is in the air. After not practicing Wednesday and Thursday, Crowell (ankle) put in a limited practice Friday and is officially designated as... more

Wide receiver Josh Gordon has flashed his talent on limited snaps since joining the New England Patriots via trade with the Cleveland Browns in mid-September. Gordon, who has been nursing a hamstring injury, logged 36 total snaps in the past two ga... more

The last time Denver Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller sacked a quarterback came at the 12:33 mark of the second quarter against the Oakland Raiders in Week 2. Miller, who has 87.5 career sacks, has gone 14 quarters and three consecutive games... more

The Philadelphia Eagles' offensive line will be at full strength for Thursday night's game against the New York Giants. Starting right tackle Lane Johnson , who was added to the injury report with an ankle injury, is officially active, the Eagles... more

After a busy offseason, which included the signing of quarterback Case Keenum to a two-year deal, the Denver Broncos entered the 2018 season with hopes of turning around a team that finished 5-11 in 2017. Denver started off hot with a 2-0 record, b... more

Los Angeles Rams cornerback Marcus Peters has dealt with adversity in recent weeks. Peters suffered a calf injury in Week 3, but didn't miss action against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 4. He was also on the bad end of big-play touchdowns in Week 4... more

The Jacksonville Jaguars' backfield entered the early part of the week dealing with injuries and in need of help. Starter Leonard Fournette remains out with a hamstring injury and backup Corey Grant suffered a season-ending foot injury, leaving T.J... more

The NFL's sack race entering Week 6 features a three-way tie atop the leaderboard and brotherly love. With six sacks each on the season, Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt and Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker T.J. Watt are tied with Cinci... more

The Los Angeles Rams appear on track to have two big offensive weapons available for Sunday's game against the Denver Broncos. Wide receivers Brandin Cooks (concussion) and Cooper Kupp (concussion) participated in Wednesday's walkthrough session,... more

The battle-tested New England Patriots have seen a lot under head coach Bill Belichick. They've also faced the Kansas City Chiefs a few times over the past few seasons, including the 2017 season opener where the Chiefs emerged with a 42-27 win over... more

Reports linking Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy to trade interest from the Philadelphia Eagles have swirled in the past day . As speculation mounts on a potential trade, Bills head coach Sean McDermott elected to tackle the chatter head-on... more

Hall of Fame quarterback Troy Aikman had some in-depth thoughts on the Dallas Cowboys' offensive problems in a 19-16 overtime loss to the Houston Texans in Week 5. During a Tuesday guest appearance with KTCK-AM in Dallas, the former Cowboys... more

NEW ORLEANS -- The electric crowd at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome seemed to keep track of every pass Saints quarterback Drew Brees attempted in the early stages of Monday night's game against the Washington Redskins, cheering loudly on every completio... more

Four of the five quarterbacks selected in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft made history in Week 5. Baker Mayfield, Sam Darnold, Josh Rosen and Josh Allen each led their respective teams to victory, marking the first time in the Super Bowl era... more

Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson found himself on the receiving end of multiple cringe-worthy hits throughout Sunday night's 19-16 overtime win over the Dallas Cowboys. But don't expect the dual-threat Watson to adjust how he plays the gam... more

The Atlanta Falcons find themselves in a precarious position after losing a third straight game. With a 1-4 record, the Falcons are in the cellar of the NFC South and chasing the Carolina Panthers and New Orleans Saints, two teams holding 3-1 recor... more

New York Jets running back Isaiah Crowell ran through, around and all over the Denver Broncos in Sunday's 34-16 win . When the dust settled, Crowell produced 219 yards rushing and a touchdown on 15 carries to establish a new team record for yards... more

With eight interceptions through five games, Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr is on pace to toss a career-high 25 picks on the season. Carr accounted for an interception in Sunday's 26-10 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers, and it came on a... more

The Pittsburgh Steelers secured a 41-17 win over the Atlanta Falcons, but coach Mike Tomlin voiced frustration over one aspect of the game. The Steelers and Falcons combined for 14 penalties -- seven each -- and Steelers linebacker Bud Dupree drew... more

The Pittsburgh Steelers are actively shopping Le'Veon Bell, but the running back apparently knows there's no place like home -- for now. Bell, who has yet to sign his franchise tender, wants to play for the Steelers the rest of the season and he i... more

The New York Jets are without defensive coordinator Kacy Rodgers for an undetermined amount time. Jets head coach Todd Bowles told reporters at the end of his Friday news conference that Rodgers is currently dealing with what Bowles categorized as... more

The Cincinnati Bengals are playing musical chairs in the training room at the running back position. Joe Mixon returns to the lineup after missing two games with a knee injury, but the Bengals will now be without Mixon's primary backup. Giovani... more

Dez Bryant wouldn't mind a reunion with the Dallas Cowboys and recently voiced that opinion on social media . Cowboys owner Jerry Jones had the opportunity to address Bryant's tweet during a Friday guest appearance on 105.3 The Fan, and the window... more

Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen could be inching closer to a return, but he isn't playing in Sunday's game against the New York Giants. Olsen, who is recovering from a fractured right foot, put in a limited practice Thursday to provide a... more

New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram couldn't wait to get back after serving a four-game suspension to start the regular season. The month-long absence marked the first time in Ingram's career he's been away from a team at any level. So, i... more

The Indianapolis Colts were their worst enemy in Thursday night's 38-24 loss to the New England Patriots. Quarterback Andrew Luck tossed two interceptions and rookie running back Jordan Wilkins lost a fumble, but the receiving corps certainly didn... more

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski enjoyed a good outing in Thursday night's 38-24 win over the Indianapolis Colts. Gronkowski totaled six catches for 75 yards on seven targets, his most productive game since Week 1. While having wide... more

Sunday's matchup between the Jacksonville Jaguars and Kansas City Chiefs has some additional flavor to an already fascinating game. In one corner, fans are in store to watch one of the league's top offenses led by Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes... more

As colleague Dan Hanzus pointed out as far back as 2016, virtually every offseason produces a trope storyline where a young quarterback is inevitably compared to Hall of Famer Brett Favre. NFL fans were treated to numerous people pointing out... more

The Los Angeles Rams are flying high with a 4-0 record and own the league's No. 1 offense in total yards and scoring. A lot of the team's offensive success can be traced to the front five, where left tackle Andrew Whitworth, left guard Rodger Saffo... more

Cleveland Browns rookie running back Nick Chubb played just three offensive snaps against the Oakland Raiders, but he certainly knew what to do with them. Chubb blasted the Raiders' defense with 105 yards rushing and two touchdowns on three carries... more

Seattle Seahawks second-year safety Tedric Thompson has large shoes to fill on the back end of coverage. Thompson replaces Earl Thomas, who suffered a fractured leg in Week 4, and it's never easy assuming a role previously held by a three-time All... more

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (ankle) is officially active for Thursday night's game against the Indianapolis Colts. Gronkowski put in a limited practice Wednesday after he did not do on-field work Monday and Tuesday, which were... more

From this guy to that guy, viewers who watched Jon Gruden in the broadcast booth over the past decade know he won't hold back on compliments. Gruden, now once again the head coach for the Oakland Raiders, often lavished on-air praise on football pl... more

Days after saying the offense was "terrible" in Week 4's shutout win over the Buffalo Bills, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers found himself answering questions if things were fine with head coach Mike McCarthy. Rodgers made it clear... more

The New England Patriots' passing game appears on track to be close to 100 percent for Thursday night's game against the Indianapolis Colts. Tight end Rob Gronkowski (ankle) returned to a limited practice Wednesday after missing the past two days o... more

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger ranks first in the league in yards passing and is widely regarded as one of the NFL's top signal-caller. Atlanta Falcons defensive end Takkarist McKinley respects Roethlisberger, but McKinley belie... more

After being spurned during the offseason by New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels for the then-vacant head coach position in Indianapolis, Colts general manager Chris Ballard provided a comment to fuel future matchups. "The riva... more

The Jacksonville Jaguars will enter Sunday's showdown against the high-flying Kansas City Chiefs without two of their top players. Jaguars coach Doug Marrone said running back Leonard Fournette (hamstring) and cornerback D.J. Hayden (toe) will no... more

It seems free-agent wide receiver Dez Bryant wouldn't mind a reunion with the Dallas Cowboys. Bryant, who Dallas released in April, tweeted Tuesday afternoon that his first preference, at this point, would be to wear a Cowboys uniform once again.... more

A two-point conversion attempt is innocent enough and shouldn't draw a lot of attention. Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone, however, found himself once again answering questions on his decision to go for two with his team up 31-12 over t... more

The Tennessee Titans are riding high with a 3-1 record and tied with the Jacksonville Jaguars atop the AFC South, but are now without an important defensive player for a few weeks. Safety Kenny Vaccaro suffered a dislocated elbow in the Titans' 26... more

Eric Reid's high-profile stance on social justice issues played no role in the Carolina Panthers' decision to sign Reid to a one-year deal last week. Instead, the Panthers wanted a Pro Bowl-caliber safety who could contribute immediately in the wa... more

Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield's first career start resulted in an up and down performance. Mayfield arguably did enough to win with 295 yards passing and two touchdowns. But he accounted for four turnovers, three of which the... more

September

Seattle Seahawks safety Earl Thomas was carted off the field in the fourth quarter of Sunday's 20-17 win over the Arizona Cardinals with his lower left leg in an air cast. The FOX broadcast reported Thomas was taken directly to the X-ray room, and... more

The San Francisco 49ers are taking a wait-and-see approach with running back Matt Breida's knee injury. Breida, who enters the weekend tied with Dallas Cowboys rusher Ezekiel Elliott for second in the league in rushing, was limited Friday and is... more

Two weeks after saying Dak Prescott was "somewhere between " signal-callers Jared Goff and Cam Newton, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones appeared to double down on his quarterback and the team's offense. During an appearance on 105.3 The Fan on Frid... more

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin admits to feeling a sense of frustration over missing the past two games with a knee injury. The Seahawks' leading receiver sat out a large portion of training camp and didn't participate in any of the fo... more

The Denver Broncos will be without their starting tight end for the foreseeable future. Jake Butt suffered a non-contact knee injury during Thursday's walkthrough practice session and the Broncos feared the tight end had a torn ACL, NFL Network's I... more

Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Todd Haley admitted Thursday to reporters that he "absolutely" used the two-point conversion attempt trick play in Week 3 from the Philadelphia Eagles' "Philly Special" in Super Bowl LII. In the Eagles' versio... more

Recent controversy over the NFL's point of emphasis on a defender avoiding the placement of body weight on a quarterback prompted the NFL competition committee to meet Wednesday night via teleconference. The committee determined that no changes wou... more

The Cleveland Browns appear on track to have quarterback Tyrod Taylor available for Week 4. Taylor cleared the concussion protocol and returned to practice Thursday. However, Hue Jackson said the quarterback is dealing with a back injury. With t... more

Another week brings more questions on what is going on with the Dallas Cowboys offense. The Cowboys (1-2) rank at or near the bottom of the league in multiple offensive categories, including 30th in total offense (277.7 yards per game), 31st in pas... more

The NFL's desire to eliminate defensive players from intentionally placing body weight on a quarterback, an act designed to protect signal-callers around the league, has been covered in length in recent  days at NFL.com. Week 3, however, provided... more

The NFL Competition Committee might have unwillingly opened Pandora's Box surrounding the emphasis on roughing the passer penalties. While the league wants to eliminate a defensive player intentionally using his body weight to land on a quarterbac... more

Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Dirk Koetter knows who is starting at quarterback between Ryan Fitzpatrick and Jameis Winston for Week 4. He's just not telling anyone . Koetter doesn't want to tip his hand to the Chicago Bears, but Winston, who ret... more

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Alshon Jeffery (shoulder) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice, thus taking another positive step toward returning to action. Head coach Doug Pederson announced Jeffery has been cleared for contact and a... more

Roughing the passer penalties have taken center stage since the regular season kicked off three weeks ago. The glare is bright enough that NFL.com's Judy Battista reported some members of the NFL Competition Committee are uncomfortable with the cal... more

The Atlanta Falcons could be healthier on both sides of the ball entering Week 4. Falcons head coach Dan Quinn said Wednesday morning on his weekly radio show with 92.9 The Game that defensive end Takkarist McKinley (groin) will practice. Quinn al... more

The Chicago Bears enter Week 4 with a 2-1 record, but the offense continues to experience growing pains under first-year coach Matt Nagy. The spotlight and a lot of fan angst naturally fall on quarterback Mitch Trubisky, whose 197 yards passing per... more

Wide receiver Josh Gordon's live-action debut in a New England Patriots uniform was put on hold in Week 3. Gordon, who dealt with a hamstring injury last week, was inactive after joining the Patriots via trade from the Cleveland Browns early in the... more

The Dallas Cowboys were often linked to trading for Seattle Seahawks safety Earl Thomas, but the Kansas City Chiefs emerged in numerous Sunday morning reports as a potential trade partner. A day later, Chiefs head coach Andy Reid took a moment duri... more

The New York Giants are moving forward -- for now -- without a key player on offense. Starting tight end Evan Engram suffered a sprained MCL during Sunday's win over the Houston Texans and is considered week-to-week, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapopo... more

A depleted Atlanta Falcons defense suffered yet another blow. Safety Ricardo Allen suffered a season-ending torn Achilles in Sunday's overtime loss to the New Orleans Saints, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, via a source informed of the... more

Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt had himself a game against the New York Giants, recording eight tackles, three sacks, four quarterback hits, three tackles for a loss and forced a fumble. Watt recorded his first sack since Week 2 of the 2016... more

Move over Brett Favre; there's a new career pass completion leader in NFL history. With a 17-yard completion to wide receiver Michael Thomas at the 7:52 mark of the second quarter, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees moved ahead of Favre with... more

The Arizona Cardinals are 0-2 with quarterback Sam Bradford, and the grumblings for rookie signal-caller Josh Rosen to see action are growing. General manager Steve Keim understands the dilemma, but noted during an appearance on 98.7 Arizona's Spor... more

NEW ORLEANS -- Two-time All-Pro Julio Jones certainly has the New Orleans Saints' attention ahead of Sunday's game. The Atlanta Falcons wide receiver enters Week 3 with 15 catches for 233 yards on 28 targets, which represents the third-highest look... more

NEW ORLEANS -- Two games into the 2018 regular season and it's almost deja vu for the Saints from a defensive statistical point of view. In the same span last year, the Saints' defense ranked last in the league against the pass (388.5 yards allowed... more

The Pittsburgh Steelers are 0-1-1 entering Week 3, and wide receiver Antonio Brown isn't happy about it. Brown spoke to reporters Thursday for the first time since becoming the center of controversy following the Steelers' Week 2 42-37 loss to the... more

The signs throughout the offseason pointed to the Seattle Seahawks running the ball more during the 2018 regular season with the hiring of Brian Schottenheimer as offensive coordinator and the first-round selection of Rashaad Penny in the draft. Bu... more

Four days after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his knee, Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon told reporters Wednesday that he feels "great" and is walking. Mixon, who is expected to be out between 2-4 weeks, is now going through the reco... more

The Cleveland Browns' attempt to secure their first win since Dec. 24, 2016 might have to be accomplished without a big weapon on offense. Wide receiver Jarvis Landry is listed as questionable with a knee injury for Thursday night's game against t... more

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz admits to having a level of frustration when informed he wouldn't be available for the regular season opener. Wentz originally targeted Week 1 for his return from an ACL injury, after all, but he wasn't... more

The Buffalo Bills are not at full strength in the backfield ahead of Week 3's game against the Minnesota Vikings. Running back LeSean McCoy, who suffered cracked rib cartilage in Week 2, was limited for Wednesday's practice. Coach Sean McDermott... more

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown made headlines in the hours after Week 2's loss to the Kansas City Chiefs when he responded via Twitter to criticism from a former team public relations staff member. Brown, whose "trade me let's find... more

The Jacksonville Jaguars provided good news Wednesday morning at the running back position as the team prepares to face the Tennessee Titans in Week 3. Leonard Fournette , whose hamstring injury prevented him from playing in Week 2, is listed among... more

New England Patriots safety Patrick Chung suffered a concussion against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 2, and now outside eyes are officially reviewing how the Patriots handled the situation. "A joint review by the NFL and NFLPA of the applicatio... more

Free-agent wide receiver Jordan Matthews returns to where his career started. The Philadelphia Eagles announced Wednesday they've signed Matthews. Jordan Schultz of Yahoo Sports first reported the development. To make room on the roster, the Eagl... more

The comparisons between Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes and Chicago Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky have grown through the first two weeks of the 2018 regular season. The signal-callers received plenty of hype throughout the summer... more

The Washington Redskins needed help at wide receiver and took a couple steps Monday to bolster the group. After losing out on the Josh Gordon trade sweepstakes, Washington signed Breshad Perriman and Michael Floyd, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport... more

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a looming decision to make at the quarterback position. Jameis Winston is eligible to return from a three-game suspension after Week 3's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, but the Buccaneers are off to a 2-0 start w... more

The New York Giants focused on bolstering the offensive line during the offseason, but will now prepare for the rest of the season without a key piece. Center Jon Halapio suffered fractures to his lower leg and ankle in Sunday night's game against... more

Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay hinted after Sunday's game at the possibility of bringing back kicker Sam Ficken, and 24 hours later they did. The Rams signed Ficken as a replacement for Greg Zuerlein, the team announced Monday. Zuerlein... more

The Seattle Seahawks (0-1) and Chicago Bears (0-1) don't have a storied history against each other, as Monday night represents the 16th meeting between the teams. Seattle holds an 11-4 edge in the all-time series, winning the last four meetings and... more

NEW ORLEANS -- Kicker Zane Gonzalez left game-changing points on the field throughout the Cleveland Browns' 21-18 loss to the Saints. Eight points, to be exact, after he misfired on two field goals -- one a potential game-winning attempt from 52 ya... more

NEW ORLEANS -- The Saturday night news on Josh Gordon's planned release from the Cleveland Browns sent shockwaves around the league. Less than 24 hours later and following a loss to the Saints , Gordon's soon-to-be former teammates were left absor... more

The Cincinnati Bengals could be without running back Joe Mixon for an undetermined period of time. Mixon will undergo arthroscopic surgery Saturday to clean up the knee he injured in Thursday night's win against the Baltimore Ravens, NFL Network's... more

Tennessee Titans coach Mike Vrabel has a plan to hopefully secure a win in Sunday's game against the Houston Texans. While starting quarterback Marcus Mariota continues to be evaluated for a right elbow injury, Vrabel told reporters Friday he expe... more

Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette's availability for Sunday's game against the New England Patriots could be determined shortly before kickoff. Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone told reporters Friday a decision on Fournette, who is... more

Carolina Panthers offensive coordinator Norv Turner understands he needs to make adjustments to compensate for injuries on the front five and the tight end position groups. The Panthers enter Week 2 without a pair of bookend tackles -- Matt Kalil a... more

The Dallas Cowboys' offensive struggles in Week 1 commanded headlines early in the week , as Dallas couldn't run the ball or pass effectively in a lackluster 16-8 loss to the Carolina Panthers. Running back Ezekiel Elliott, who rushed for 69 yards... more

The Green Bay Packers practiced Wednesday without quarterback Aaron Rodgers ahead of Sunday's game against the Minnesota Vikings. Packers coach Mike McCarthy told reporters Rodgers will work with other players rehabilitating injuries, while emphas... more

From turnovers to an absent running game, the Detroit Lions saw a lot of things go wrong in Week 1's loss to the New York Jets. Tipping off plays to an opponent, however, is apparently not one of them. After numerous Jets players said they knew w... more

Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson announced Wednesday that Nick Foles would remain the starting quarterback for Week 2's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The news hardly comes as a surprise when considering the Eagles have taken a... more

After allowing the Los Angeles Rams to gain 140 rushing yards in a season-opening loss, the Oakland Raiders worked to bolster the interior of the defensive line. Veteran free-agent defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins signed a one-year, $2 million... more

Week 1 provided entertainment across the league with electrifying performances from second-year pros and a dose of magic from veterans. Given the production, it shouldn't surprise that some of those players garnered recognition as Players of the Week... more

The Seattle Seahawks entered Week 1 with running back Chris Carson listed atop the depth chart ahead of rookie Rashaad Penny, and the pecking order looks like it will stay that way for now. Both running backs each logged seven carries and played on... more

After watching him take a pounding against the New York Jets in Week 1, the Detroit Lions apparently don't need to worry about quarterback Matthew Stafford's health -- at least not as it concerns being ready to play in Week 2. The Lions signal-call... more

Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr started off hot Monday night against the Los Angeles Rams. Carr completed 20 of 24 passes for 199 yards with an interception as the Raiders went into halftime with a 13-10 lead, but the wheels came off in the... more

The Atlanta Falcons are without another one of their top playmakers on defense. The Falcons announced Tuesday that linebacker Deion Jones was placed on injured reserve with a foot injury. "Following the game last Thursday, Deion reported soreness... more

The Pittsburgh Steelers begin the week of preparations for Sunday's game against the Kansas City Chiefs slightly banged up at the quarterback position. Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin told reporters Tuesday that Ben Roethlisberger is dealing with... more

During a Tuesday morning guest radio appearance on 105.3 The Fan, Jerry Jones stayed away from making negative remarks on the Cowboys' offensive performance in a 16-8 loss to the Carolina Panthers in Week 1. Instead, Jones elected to highlight the... more

The Dallas Cowboys finished the 2017 regular season ranked a respectable 14th in total offense (331.9 yards per game) and scoring (22.1 points per game), which aren't bad on the surface. But the spotlight should fall on how the Cowboys closed the s... more

The Houston Texans left Sunday's loss against the New England Patriots on the banged up side at key positions. Texans head coach Bill O'Brien announced Monday that right tackle Seantrel Henderson is out for the year with an ankle injury and corne... more

The Detroit Lions' inactives for Monday night's game includes the team's leading rusher from 2017. Running back Ameer Abdullah won't play against the New York Jets, the Lions announced. Todayâ??s #Lions inactives. #NYJvsDET... more

After a 47-3 drubbing at the hands of the Baltimore Ravens, the Buffalo Bills have plenty to assess on both sides of the ball. One specific area on offense surrounds the quarterback position, but an announcement on a starter between Nathan Peterman... more

New York Giants rookie running back Saquon Barkley's start to his professional career started off slowly against the Jacksonville Jaguars. His first carry went for no gain and the next carry netted minus-3 yards. At the end of the first half, Barkl... more

NEW ORLEANS -- Starting in place of the suspended Jameis Winston, Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick produced magic Sunday afternoon against the Saints. The Fitzmagic, that is, completed 21 of 28 passes for 417 yards and four touchdo... more

NEW ORLEANS -- The Saints' defense appeared overmatched Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Saints surrendered an eye-popping 529 total net yards of offense -- 112 yards rushing and 417 yards passing -- en ro... more

LeGarrette Blount probably couldn't have scripted the ending to the 2017 season any better leading to Super Bowl LII. He joined the Philadelphia Eagles on a one-year deal after gathering two Super Bowl rings with the Patriots, and now Blount had t... more

The Miami Dolphins shuffled the deck at the tight end position days before the start of the regular season. The Dolphins placed starting tight end MarQueis Gray on injured reserve and signed veteran Gavin Escobar as a corresponding roster move, t... more

Dallas Cowboys center Travis Frederick remains on the 53-player roster, but it's unclear when he'll return to the playing field after being diagnosed with Guillain-Barre Syndrome . The reality of missing the regular-season opener and facing the unk... more

After Los Angeles Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa (foot) was limited in practice Wednesday, and he sat out Thursday's practice session. Speaking to reporters before practice, Chargers coach Anthony Lynn pumped the brakes on potentially having Bosa... more

Chicago Bears outside linebacker Khalil Mack and Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald have paved the way with monster paydays given their recent contracts. Now, Houston Texans outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney wouldn't mind getting a pi... more

The saga surrounding Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry's heel injury continues. Berry missed a second consecutive day of practice Thursday, according to multiple reports out of Kansas City. The starting safety missed a large portion of trainin... more

The Green Bay Packers dealt with a banged up offensive line in recent months, causing some shuffling as backups stepped in to fill the void as starters healed. Regardless if it's the starting five or perhaps a fill-in, Chicago Bears defensive end A... more

Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy placed his focus on football when he reported for training camp in late July amid an investigation into an alleged home invasion robbery  at a residence he owns in Georgia that left his former girlfriend... more

The Seattle Seahawks finally have good news on a key defensive player ahead of the regular-season opener against the Denver Broncos. Safety Earl Thomas announced Wednesday morning on Instagram his plan to report to the team, but indicated his... more

The Pittsburgh Steelers enter a third day of the Le'Veon Bell Watch with different reactions. Senior management felt a sense of disappointment on Monday when Bell didn't report, while Tuesday's locker room provided feedback among players that Bell... more

New York Jets coach Todd Bowles took less than a week to provide official word on what NFL Network Insider Ian Rapport previously reported . Rookie Sam Darnold is the Jets' starting quarterback for Week 1, Bowles announced Monday. The move to Dar... more

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

New York Giants rookie running back Saquon Barkley (hamstring) appears on track to see plenty of action in Week 1. Barkley, who has been nursing a hamstring injury, said he's "definitely ready for a full workload" in Sunday's matchup against the... more

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell wasn't with teammates Monday as the team shifts focus to the start of the regular season. Bell's absence certainly didn't go unnoticed by upper management. "We are disappointed Le'Veon Bell has not si... more

New England Patriots defensive end Trey Flowers didn't see action during the preseason while nursing an undisclosed ailment. Flowers, however, plans to play when the Patriots host the Houston Texans on Sunday. "Yeah, man, that's the plan," Flowe... more

The Josh Allen era in Buffalo is officially on hold for now. The Bills announced Monday morning that Nathan Peterman has been named the starting quarterback. ITâ??S OFFICIAL: Nathan Peterman has been named our starting QB! #GoBills... more

The Dallas Cowboys' decision to keep center Travis Frederick on their initial 53-player roster wasn't a surprise when considering executive vice president Stephen Jones indicated last week it could happen . But now there could be a potential return... more

The Detroit Lions had a busy start to the early hours of Labor Day. The Lions and defensive back Quandre Diggs agreed to terms on a three-year contract extension worth $20.4 million, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, via sources informed o... more

Running back Mike Gillislee didn't have to wait long to find a new team after the New England Patriots released him Saturday. After a Sunday morning visit with the New Orleans Saints, the Saints are set to sign Gillislee to a one-year deal, NFL Net... more

Khalil Mack experienced what he categorized as a "whirlwind" before landing with the Chicago Bears via trade from the Oakland Raiders. And after holding out from Oakland's team activities during the offseason, Mack enthusiastically looks forward to... more

The Paxton Lynch experiment in Denver has reached an end. The Broncos informed Lynch they are releasing him, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported. The team later announced the news. The move comes a day after Lynch survived the initial roster cut... more

A familiar face has officially returned to the Los Angeles Chargers. The Chargers and tight end Antonio Gates reached an agreement on a one-year deal, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported. ESPN first reported the news. Pelissero reports it's a $2.5... more

The Los Angeles Chargers' transactions to establish the initial 53-man roster included a notable move. The Chargers elected to place tight end Hunter Henry, who suffered a torn ACL in May, on the physically unable to perform list in lieu of injured... more

The Oakland Raiders didn't enter the final week of preseason thinking they would be without All-Pro defensive end Khalil Mack for the long haul. But the reality of starting the regular season minus Mack hammered home with general manager Reggie... more

Minnesota Vikings cornerback Terence Newman's time has come. Newman, who was set to enter his 16th professional season, announced his retirement as a player and will join the Vikings coaching staff effective immediately. While the Vikings won't... more

The Pittsburgh Steelers have a youth movement at the backup quarterback position behind starter Ben Roethlisberger. The Steelers on Saturday announced the roster moves to establish the initial 53-man roster, and veteran backup signal-caller Landry... more

The Oakland Raiders made a move Saturday to bolster the backup quarterback position. The Raiders sent a 2019 fifth-round pick to the Buffalo Bills in exchange for AJ McCarron, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, via sources informed of the... more

The Tennessee Titans officially made moves to establish the initial 53-man roster and the announcement carried good news. Right tackle Jack Conklin, who spent training camp on the physically unable to perform list, was activated Saturday and is... more

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Michael Floyd's time with the New Orleans Saints proved short. The Saints are releasing Floyd as part of the roster trimming to establish the initial 53-man roster, according to Nick Underhill of the Advocate . Floyd joined the Saints in late Jul... more

Oakland Raiders defensive lineman Mario Edwards could have a new home in 2018. The Raiders are shopping Edwards for a potential trade, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, via a source informed of the situation. Edwards originally joined Oa... more

After weeks of increased optimism, increased dialogue and being in the same zip code, the Los Angeles Rams and defensive tackle Aaron Donald are finally in the same house. The Rams signed Donald to a lucrative six-year contract extension worth $135... more

NEW ORLEANS -- New York Giants coach Pat Shurmur recently advised the world to not sleep on quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. The New Orleans Saints were apparently listening and watching before sending a 2019 third-round pick to the New York Jets in... more

Professional athletes don't often have the opportunity to stand among current and former high-ranking government officials at public memorial services. Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald Jr., however, had the honor Thursday to be amon... more

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers held a teleconference with media members Thursday, a day after signing a record-setting contract extension . The signal-caller told reporters he wanted to return the trust to the Packers for the team's... more

Elvis has officially left the building, ladies and gentlemen. Defensive end Elvis Dumervil, that is. Dumervil, 34, took to social media Thursday morning to announce he is retiring after 12 professional seasons. "After spending a great deal of tim... more

From his thoughts on San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo making the NFL Network's Top 100 Players of 2018 to analysis on other signal-callers around the league , it's clear that Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey isn't shy abou... more

The Dallas Cowboys are set to enter the regular season with depth concerns on the offensive line and the safety position. Executive president Stephen Jones channeled his inner Tom Clancy while making it clear Wednesday that the Cowboys are keeping... more

The past week in the NFL has seen a flurry of activity with contract extensions. Odell Beckham Jr. signed a massive deal with the New York Giants to become the highest-paid receiver in the game ; the Green Bay Packers took care of quarterback Aaron... more

Rookie quarterback Josh Rosen can now officially focus on the regular season. The Arizona Cardinals will not play Rosen in Thursday night's preseason finale against the Denver Broncos, NFL Network's Steve Wyche reported, via a team source. A thum... more

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers got paid, and then some. The Packers and Rodgers have agreed to terms on a four-year, $134 million extension, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport and NFL Network's James Jones reported, per a source informed... more

The Seattle Seahawks have seen enough of wide receiver Tyler Lockett over the past three seasons to ensure he's won't leave any time soon. The Seahawks are extending Lockett with a three-year, $31.8 million contract, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo rep... more

Former NFL coach Bruce Arians didn't take long to realize New York Giants rookie running back Saquon Barkley is unique. All it took for Arians to come to the conclusion was to watch Barkley at Penn State in 2017. "I saw a few games on television... more

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

One of the NFL's rising young offensive linemen won't hit the open market in 2019. The New England Patriots have agreed to terms with guard Shaq Mason to a five-year, $50 million contract extension with $23.5 million guaranteed, according to a sour... more

Week 3: Friday Saturday Sunday Week 3 of the NFL preseason concluded with two games on Sunday. Here's what we've learned from each of the contests: Cincinnati Bengals 26, Buffalo Bills 13 1. Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton had the... more

Already down AJ McCarron (shoulder), the Buffalo Bills avoided another setback at the quarterback position. Rookie quarterback Josh Allen left Sunday's preseason game against the Cincinnati Bengals with less than a minute remaining on the clock bef... more

The New York Giants and Minnesota Vikings were trade partners Sunday afternoon. The Giants sent center Brett Jones to the Vikings in exchange for a 2019 draft pick, both teams announced. While the Giants and Vikings did not disclose the specific dr... more

The New England Patriots' wide receiver corps has a surprising development less than a month from the start of the regular season. The Patriots released veteran Kenny Britt on Wednesday. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport first reported  the developm... more

The San Francisco 49ers shuffled the interior of the defensive line Wednesday. The team announced defensive lineman Cedric Thornton is retiring and the signing of defensive tackle Chris Jones to a one-year deal. Thornton, 30, joined the 49ers on... more

Kicker Cairo Santos' time with the New York Jets proved short. Santos, who signed a free-agent deal in March, was released Wednesday, Jets coach Todd Bowles told reporters. The transaction comes a day after the Jets claimed kicker Jason Myers off... more

After playing one series and nine offensive snaps in the preseason opener two weeks ago, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo saw more action last week s tilt against the Houston Texans. Garoppolo played the entire first quarter Saturday... more

The Baltimore Ravens will be without their top cornerback for the first quarter of the season. Jimmy Smith was suspended the first four games of the regular season without pay for violating the NFL's Personal Conduct Policy, a league spokesman anno... more

The Pittsburgh Steelers are without wide receiver Eli Rogers for the regular-season opener. Rogers has been suspended one game without pay for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse, a league spokesperson announced Tuesday.... more

Adrian Peterson doesn't know exactly how he'll be utilized in the Washington Redskins' offense just yet. But the 33-year-old Peterson's experiences in recent seasons should suit him well. "Like I told Coach, whatever he asks, I'm going to do,"... more

Victor Cruz officially announced his retirement. In a video for Uninterrupted , the former New York Giants wide receiver reflected on his seven professional seasons and provided an update on what is next on his career path. "I'm excited to close... more

Saturday's preseason game between the Jacksonville Jaguars and Minnesota Vikings wasn't a pretty affair. There were plenty of injuries on both sides of the football, but penalties dominated the game as the two teams combined for an eye-popping 20... more

Punter Jon Ryan's 10-season run in Seattle has come to an end. The Seahawks on Monday granted Ryan's request for a release, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported . For his part, Ryan took to Twitter to say farewell to teammates, coaches, the team'... more

Two days after missing a 41-yard goal attempt against the Jacksonville Jaguars, kicker Kai Forbath learned his fate. The Minnesota Vikings on Monday announced Forbath's release , a move that leaves rookie Daniel Carlson as the winner of the kicker... more

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry had teammates singing his praises for a block on Buffalo Bills cornerback Taron Johnson during running back Carlos Hyde's 4-yard touchdown run Friday night against the Buffalo Bills. The Bills, however,... more

The Philadelphia Eagles defense just got healthier with less than a month to go before the start of the regular season. The Eagles on Monday announced defensive end Brandon Graham was activated from the physically unable to perform list . Graham... more

With Buffalo Bills quarterback AJ McCarron shelved with a fractured collarbone , Nathan Peterman worked with the first-team offense Sunday. On Monday, rookie quarterback Josh Allen has his turn. "Josh Allen will be working with the first-team off... more

NEW ORLEANS -- Saints running back Mark Ingram enters uncharted territory. Ingram, who will serve a four-game suspension to start the regular season , is preparing himself physically and mentally to be away from the team, an occasion that marks a f... more

New York Jets quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has impressed in two preseason games while continuing a comeback from a devastating knee injury suffered in August 2016 as a member of the Minnesota Vikings. New York Giants head coach Pat Shurmur, who... more

The Arizona Cardinals' search for a No. 2 wide receiver opposite Larry Fitzgerald is getting interesting. Rookie Christian Kirk has turned heads, and his four catches for 49 yards and a touchdown performance in Friday night's 20-15 preseason win o... more

The Philadelphia Eagles' plan to ease Carson Wentz's return to the field took another positive step. Wentz, who is returning from a from a torn ACL and LCL suffered in December 2017, has been cleared for 11-on-11 team drills but not for contact, NF... more

NEW ORLEANS - Quarterback Sam Bradford is the Arizona Cardinals' present as the clear starter. Bradford made the most of his limited preseason action during Friday night's 20-15 win over the New Orleans Saints, completing 6 of 6 passes for 61 yards... more

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin's path to recovery from an ailing left knee produced reason for optimism Friday. Coach Pete Carroll told reporters that Baldwin has returned to running and the team still believes the wide receiver will b... more

The Dez Bryant Watch in Cleveland officially kicks in high gear. Bryant's free-agent visit with the Browns ended Friday without a contract in place, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported . The door to a potential signing with the wide receiver,... more

Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer on Wednesday played it close to the vest surrounding running back Dalvin Cook, who returns from a torn ACL suffered in 2017. Zimmer told reporters he knows if Cook will play in Saturday's preseason game against... more

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers said earlier in the week that he is developing rapport with tight end Jimmy Graham. Six plays into the Packers' first offensive possession Thursday night against the Pittsburgh Steelers, the duo showcase... more

New Orleans Saints defensive end Alex Okafor was diagnosed with a sprained ankle and a knee bone bruise after undergoing an MRI on Wednesday, sources informed of the situation told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. Okafor is considered week to week a... more

J.J Watt didn't leave much wiggle room surrounding his availability for the regular-season opener on Sept. 9. The Houston Texans' star defensive end made it clear he expects to be on the field when the Houston Texans travel to Gillette Stadium to p... more

METAIRIE, La. -- While Drew Brees enters his 18th professional season with no signs of slowing down, even the 39-year-old New Orleans Saints signal-caller -- one of the NFL's all-time greats -- knows he can't play forever. The QB recently shared wi... more

Ben Roethlisberger's status after he left Tuesday's practice is no longer a mystery. Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin issued a brief statement through Burt Lauten, the Steelers' director of communication, explaining what happened to the... more

One day after an incident with running back Kenyan Drake during Monday's practice, defensive tackle Gabe Wright is without a team. The Miami Dolphins on Tuesday waived Wright, the team announced. While the Dolphins didn't specify a reason for the... more

The Green Bay Packers bolstered the offense during the offseason with the addition of five-time Pro Bowl tight end Jimmy Graham. While Graham and quarterback Aaron Rodgers are still working on developing the all-important chemistry between passer a... more

The San Francisco 49ers made a move to bolster depth at running back, and it comes with a player familiar with coach Kyle Shanahan. The 49ers are signing Alfred Morris, pending a physical, Shanahan announced. Morris' addition comes in the wake of... more

The Seattle Seahawks and Oakland Raiders are still scheduled to play overseas in 2018, but the venue has changed. Our statement on @Seahawks vs. @Raiders moving from @SpursOfficial to @wembleystadium .#NFLUK pic.twitter.com/PeoDORwUJm â?? NF... more

The New York Giants had a scare during Monday's practice. Rookie running back Saquon Barkley, the second overall pick of the 2018 NFL Draft, hauled in a pass down the right sideline before being tended to by members of the medical staff after the p... more

Failure to keep an employer informed often results in consequences. Cleveland Browns rookie wide receiver Antonio Callaway discovered that time-honored tradition after not telling the team he was cited for marijuana possession and driving with a... more

After seeing quarterbacks AJ McCarron and Nathan Peterman suffer minor injuries Sunday, the Buffalo Bills' depth at the position won't be tested. Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll told reporters Monday morning that McCarron and Peterman ar... more

After sitting out the first two preseason games, Chicago Bears wide receiver Allen Robinson is on track to see his first game action since suffering a torn ACL in 2017. Robinson couldn't be happier knowing he will participate in Chicago's joint... more

The Cleveland Browns have shown they won't maintain the status quo under general manager John Dorsey. Dorsey has made numerous personnel moves with signings and head-spinning trades since joining the team in December to overhaul a roster that went... more

The Sam Darnold train could be set to leave the station, so prepare to jump aboard. Days after an impressive preseason debut where he completed 13 of 18 passes for 96 yards and a touchdown with an interception, Darnold appears primed to make his mo... more

The San Francisco 49ers avoided disaster following running back Jerick McKinnon's injury scare Sunday. McKinnon underwent an MRI on his right knee after reportedly injuring it in practice, the team announced. However, a source told NFL Network Insi... more

The Green Bay Packers have good news on the offensive line. Starting left tackle David Bakhtiari , who suffered a sprained ankle on Aug. 4, was back to work in pads Sunday, Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette reported . While the extent of h... more

Los Angeles Rams coach Sean McVay mentioned earlier in the week that he's had "a little bit of dialogue " with defensive tackle Aaron Donald. McVay's description allowed for optimism something could get done with Donald, who continues to stay away... more

Tom Brady doesn't have a contract extension, but he'll have opportunities to boost his income during the 2018 regular season. The New England Patriots are working on adjusting Brady's current deal to include performance-based incentives, NFL Networ... more

The Carolina Panthers made a move to ensure the offensive line has depth for the immediate future. The Panthers signed center/guard Tyler Larsen to a two-year extension, the team announced Wednesday. Larsen's new deal is worth $4.3 million with a c... more

The news on Antonio Gates potentially returning to the Los Angeles Chargers has quieted since the start of training camp . The emergence of veteran tight end Virgil Green in recent practices could have something to do with it. Green and quarterba... more

The NFL's new helmet rule has generated plenty of buzz since teams reported for training camp in late July. There has been confusion, which led to the league to release a fact sheet , and even acceptance at some levels. The one thing that is clear... more

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown returned Tuesday for the team's walkthrough session following a five-day absence while nursing an undisclosed injury. Steelers coach Mike Tomlin told reporters Brown would not practice, but is expecte... more

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry and New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. are close friends. They played together at LSU, remain in touch with open lines of communication and trained together during the offseason. If Landry... more

New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. expressed optimism over the weekend that a coveted contract extension could happen sooner than later . The star wide receiver's positive outlook likely has a lot to do with the open lines of communica... more

Teams around the league are entering the portion of summer where unofficial depth charts are released as part of game books ahead of preseason openers. For the most part, the release is a matter of formality for the media and depth charts are fluid... more

The Detroit Lions begin the work week by welcoming back their top pass rusher to the football field. The Lions activated defensive end Ezekiel Ansah from the active/physically unable to perform list and he will practice Monday, the team announced... more

The architects of the Philadelphia Eagles' 2017 championship team have earned extended time with the franchise. The Eagles on Sunday announced head coach Doug Pederson and executive vice president of football operations Howie Roseman signed contra... more

Coach Doug Pederson recently reinforced the Philadelphia Eagles will play it safe with Carson Wentz during training camp. The team's franchise quarterback continues to work back from a torn ACL and LCL, and he hasn't participated in a lot of team... more

Just one day after Kelvin Benjamin took shots at the Carolina Panthers , the Buffalo Bills wide receiver now knows his current head coach isn't pleased with the comments. "There's a time and a place -- I'm not saying specific to what comments were... more

The San Francisco 49ers are without cornerback Richard Sherman for at least a week. Sherman suffered a Grade 1 hamstring strain in practice Friday, 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said Sunday. Sherman will be out at least a week, Shanahan said, and he wo... more

Indianapolis Colts left tackle Anthony Castonzo return to action didn't last long. Less than a week after being activated from the non-football injury list , Castonzo is once again sidelined after re-injuring his hamstring on Friday. Castonzo "w... more

A familiar face from the Eagles' defensive backfield is back in Philadelphia. The Eagles on Sunday announced the signing of veteran safety Corey Graham to a one-year deal. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Graham, a 12-year veteran... more

Pittsburgh Steelers fans were greeted with an inspirational treat during Friday's training camp practice. Linebacker Ryan Shazier, who is on the team's reserve/physically unable to perform list as he recovers from a spinal injury, walked across the... more

The Oakland Raiders made numerous moves during the offseason to bolster the wide receiver corps with the additions of Jordy Nelson, Ryan Switzer and Martavis Bryant. When it comes to Bryant, the Raiders acquired the 6-foot-4, 211-pound wide receive... more

METAIRIE, La. -- Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck has an ideal sounding board as he makes his comeback from an injury to his throwing shoulder that cost him the 2017 season. New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees also suffered a should... more

METAIRIE, La. -- New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees knows elite defensive backs from facing them throughout the course of his decorated career. Now, Brees lines up every day in practice and looks across the line of scrimmage at a pair of you... more

The Seattle Seahawks bolstered the offensive line with a familiar face. The Seahawks signed guard J.R. Sweezy, the team announced Wednesday . To make room on the roster, the Seahawks waived guard Avery Young with an injured designation. Sweezy, w... more

Wide receiver Jordan Matthews' time with the New England Patriots proved short. The Patriots are moving on from Matthews following his "significant" hamstring injury, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday. The team later announced... more

The NFL implemented a new helmet rule in late March , and league officiating crews are making the rounds visiting team training camps to educate coaches and players on the changes. But there has been confusion among some players in the past week,... more

The Green Bay Packers' worst fear has become reality for a key member on defense. Starting linebacker Jake Ryan has been diagnosed with a season-ending torn ACL, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, via a source informed of the situation.... more

The Indianapolis Colts kicked off training camp on a high note with quarterback Andrew Luck back on the field. Now, the good feelings out of Grand Park can continue with the return of starting left tackle Anthony Castonzo, who missed the start of c... more

The offseason excitement over Chicago Bears second-year quarterback Mitch Trubisky gained momentum during organized team activities and minicamp ahead of training camp. After a less than productive rookie season in an offensive scheme under a diffe... more

July

Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive lineman Vita Vea left Sunday's practice with a lower left leg injury, prompting concern that he might have suffered a serious injury. Two day later, however, the Buccaneers can exhale knowing Vea suffered a calf injur... more

The situation between the Oakland Raiders and defensive end Khalil Mack remains at a standstill. Mack, who hasn't reported to training camp, enters the final year of his contract on a fifth-year option, which pays a base salary of $13.8 million.... more

The Green Bay Packers could begin the regular season without a starting linebacker. Coach Mike McCarthy said Jake Ryan continues to undergo tests, but the fear is Ryan suffered a "serious knee injury" during Monday's practice, NFL Network Insider I... more

An improved Denver Broncos offensive line suffered only a temporary blow on Monday. Starting left tackle Garett Bolles left Monday's practice after taking a shot to the chin but was later medically cleared to take part in the team's afternoon... more

After suffering through an injury-plagued rookie season in 2017, Oakland Raiders cornerback Gareon Conley can't catch a break. Conley has missed the past three days of training camp with a hip strain and is expected to miss a couple of weeks, NFL... more

With padded practices in full swing, teams around the league have training camp to familiarize themselves with the NFL's new rule surrounding the lowering of a helmet as part of a hit. Under the new rule, offending players would be penalized 15 ya... more

The Carolina Panthers could be without a key offseason addition on defense for a while. Cornerback Ross Cockrell , who joined the Panthers on a two-year deal in free agency, was carted off the field Monday with a broken leg, per NFL Network Insider... more

Rookie Michael Gallup is doing his best to help fill a void within the Dallas Cowboys' wide receiver corps. The rookie grabbed attention Saturday, which marked the Cowboys' first day of padded practices in training camp, by working with the first-t... more

Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy addressed the media Thursday, marking the first time he spoke to reporters since an alleged home invasion robbery at a residence he owns in Georgia left his former girlfriend hospitalized. McCoy, however,... more

The Seattle Seahawks kicked off the first day of training camp practice Thursday with an expected absence. Safety Earl Thomas, who did not report Wednesday after skipping June's mandatory minicamp, is hoping for a new contract. While the busines... more

Seattle Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor hasn't officially retired as he recovers from a neck injury, but he won't be available for the 2018 season. The Seahawks placed Chancellor on the reserve/physically unable to perform list, the team announced... more

A report in June, via the Las Vegas Review-Journal , indicated a potential suspension for Oakland Raiders wide receiver Martavis Bryant. But with the Raiders reporting for training camp Friday, Bryant will be among the players showing up for work.... more

Free-agent cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones has been without a team since the Cincinnati Bengals declined to pick up his option in March. Jones, however, has an opportunity to prove he still belongs in the NFL, and the 34-year-old defensive back coul... more

Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry spent the past two seasons watching DeMarco Murray. But with Murray now retired, Henry desires to fill the void atop the depth chart with a specific goal in mind. "No predictions, I just want to be a... more

The Los Angeles Rams are without a starting safety to begin training camp. The Rams placed Lamarcus Joyner on the non-football injury list with an undisclosed ailment, the team announced Wednesday . Los Angeles held its conditioning test earlier... more

Jon Gruden said in June that one of the reasons he returned to the sideline was for the opportunity to coach defensive end Khalil Mack. The Oakland Raiders head coach will need to wait longer for the chance. Mack will not be among the Raiders'... more

The Cleveland Browns officially have their entire 2018 draft class under contract. The Browns signed cornerback Denzel Ward, the fourth overall pick of the draft, to a deal, general manager John Dorsey announced Wednesday as the team reported for... more

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck's return to football went well throughout the offseason. Luck has cleared numerous obstacles since missing the 2017 season with a right shoulder injury, and he will apparently check another box in the comi... more

The Buffalo Bills report for training camp Wednesday with their quarterback of the future under contract. The Bills signed first-round pick Josh Allen to a contract, the team announced. While terms were not disclosed, Allen's contract calls for a... more

Antonio Gates' return in a Los Angeles Chargers uniform could become more than wishful thinking. During a Tuesday night appearance on SiriusXM NFL Radio, Gates' agent, Tom Condon, told host Alex Marvez that he is "actively negotiating " with Ed McG... more

The Pittsburgh Steelers are set for training camp with rookie defensive back Terrell Edmunds under contract. The Steelers signed Edmunds, the team's first-round pick of the 2018 NFL Draft, to his four-year rookie deal Tuesday. It's a $10.8 million... more

From front office personnel, coaching staffs to former teammates, Darrelle Revis had plenty of people to thank for his decorated 11-season career as the sole proprietor of Revis Island. While his career included stints with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers... more

The Minnesota Vikings canceled Friday's training camp practice to attend the memorial service for offensive line coach Tony Sparano, the team announced Tuesday . Sparano was set to enter his third season with the Vikings before unexpectedly passing... more

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. ğ??? â?? 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

June

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 ! ğ??° »... 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

May

METAIRIE, La. -- New Orleans Saints defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins is aware of his recent mentions at NFL.com. 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

April

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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