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Bengals DE Carlos Dunlap tweets house is for sale amid trade reports
Oct 25, 2020
Carlos Dunlap appears ready to leave Cincinnati. The disgruntled defensive end again took to social media to voice his frustrations immediately following the Bengals' last-second loss to the Browns on Sunday, effectively putting his residence up for sale.
Mike McCarthy laments Cowboys' response to hit on Andy Dalton
Oct 25, 2020
Andy Dalton exited in the third quarter of Sunday's 25-3 loss to Washington after taking a shot to the head. Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy took exception to the play, more so because none of his players confronted Bostic for the questionable blow.
Browns WR Odell Beckham feared to have suffered major knee injury in win
Oct 25, 2020
Odell Beckham was done for the day early in the afternoon. He could be out for far longer than just a game. The Browns' star wideout went to the locker room in the first quarter of Cleveland's 37-34 win over the Bengals with a left knee injury. Cleveland fears it's serious.
Buccaneers expected to sign WR Antonio Brown to one-year deal
Oct 23, 2020
Antonio Brown will be eligible to play in the NFL in about two weeks. He's on the verge of being a two-month rental for the 2020 season. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are close to agreeing on a one-year deal with the former All-Pro wide receiver, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported.
Titans LT Taylor Lewan out for season with torn ACL
Oct 19, 2020
The Titans look primed to make another deep playoff run. But they're going to have to do it without one of their better players. Left tackle Taylor Lewan confirmed via Twitter that he suffered a torn ACL in Sunday's overtime win over the Texans.
Browns replace banged-up Baker Mayfield with Case Keenum during loss to Steelers
Oct 18, 2020
Baker Mayfield's bad day ended early. The Browns QB was removed late in the third quarter of Sunday's loss to the Steelers. A chest injury limited him in practice this past week and made him questionable to play against his AFC North rivals.
Patriots CB Stephon Gilmore returns to practice with Cam Newton
Oct 15, 2020
One day after learning their best offensive player was returning, the Patriots got their top defender back, too. Cornerback Stephon Gilmore was removed from the COVID-19 list, joining Cam Newton in practice Thursday.
Patriots QB Cam Newton expected to return to practice Thursday
Oct 14, 2020
The Patriots are close to getting their QB1 back. Cam Newton was removed from the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday and is expected to practice Thursday, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported. His return puts him in line to play Sunday against the Broncos.
Packers RB Aaron Jones still feels underrated: 'Everything fuels me'
Oct 13, 2020
The Packers' decision to draft a QB in the first round made for one of the league's biggest talking points of the offseason. Their second-round selection of an RB given the presence of Aaron Jones was far less examined yet similarly polarizing.
49ers bench Jimmy Garoppolo for C.J. Beathard vs. Dolphins
Oct 11, 2020
Jimmy Garoppolo's return to the field was short lived. The 49ers benched their starting quarterback after a disastrous first half Sunday against the Miami Dolphins in which he threw two interceptions as the team fell behind by 23 points.
Washington QB Alex Smith takes first snaps since 2018, sacked six times in loss
Oct 11, 2020
Alex Smith added another defining chapter to his comeback story. Washington's 36-year-old QB took the field against the Rams on Sunday in the second quarter in relief of an injured Kyle Allen. Smith had not appeared in a game since suffering a gruesome leg injury in 2018.
Texans call off workout with former All-Pro safety Earl Thomas
Sep 29, 2020
Earl Thomas' free agency continues. The Texans sent home the former All-Pro safety prior to his scheduled workout without a deal in place and nothing imminent between the two sides, Tom Pelissero and Ian Rapoport report.
MetLife Stadium field meets all standards and protocols ahead of 49ers-Giants
Sep 24, 2020
The 49ers weren't happy with the playing field at MetLife Stadium coming out of their Week 2 win over the Jets. The league took measures to ease their concerns ahead of a Week 3 bout against the Giants on the same surface.
Ryan Fitzpatrick, Gardner Minshew trade facial-hair barbs before 'TNF' showdown
Sep 22, 2020
This week's Thursday Night Football matchup doesn't merely pit the Jaguars against the Dolphins. It's Gardner Minshew versus Ryan Fitzpatrick. Minshew Mania versus Fitzmagic. The mustache versus the beard. The epic showdown of facial hair isn't lost on the opposing QBs either.
Washington exec Doug Williams: Lack of minority head coaches, GMs falls on NFL owners
Sep 22, 2020
Doug Williams, one of the NFL's few high-ranking Black executives, believes there are several qualified minority candidates to occupy the league's most-coveted posts. It's an initiative he believes must be stressed by players but will be determined by owners.
Chargers center Mike Pouncey to undergo hip surgery, miss the season
Sep 17, 2020
The Chargers lost another one of their best players for all of 2020. Center Mike Pouncey has been placed on injured reserve and will miss the remainder of the season. The former Pro Bowler is slated to undergo hip surgery later this month.
49ers TE George Kittle (knee) not practicing, 'fully expects' to play Week 2
Sep 16, 2020
George Kittle won't practice Wednesday. He might not practice all week. That doesn't he mean he wont play Sunday. 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said his All-Pro tight end is currently sidelined with a knee sprain but he "fully expects" to play versus the Jets.
Anquan Boldin on NFL's social justice initiatives: 'What is happening now was the vision' of Players Coalition
Sep 15, 2020
Former NFL star Anquan Boldin appeared on this week's episode of the Huddle & Flow podcast with Steve Wyche and Jim Trotter to discuss his drive in founding the Players Coalition and its evolution in light of the recent leaguewide initiatives for social justice.
Saints LB Demario Davis signs three-year, $27M extension before Week 1 win
Sep 13, 2020
Demario Davis won twice this weekend. A day before helping the Saints beat the Buccaneers, the All-Pro linebacker signed a three-year extension worth $27 million with $18.35 million guaranteed, Ian Rapoport reports.
Patriots QB Cam Newton downplays end-of-game scuffle with Dolphins
Sep 13, 2020
Cam Newton, in what was his first foray into the longstanding rivalry between New England and Miami, found himself in a postgame scuffle upon kneeling to end the game. The Patriots QB said afterward the Dolphins were attempting to snatch his chain.
Broncos LB Von Miller suffered dislocated peroneal tendon in ankle
Sep 09, 2020
The specific diagnosis for what Von Miller suffered Tuesday is a dislocated peroneal tendon, per Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo. The best-case scenario for recovery is three months, but the Broncos are expecting a longer timeframe for their star linebacker.
Steelers DT Cameron Heyward agrees to 4-year, $65.6M extension
Sep 06, 2020
Cameron Heyward has evolved into one of the best defensive players in the NFL. The Pittsburgh Steelers are now paying him like it. The All-Pro defensive tackle has agreed to a four-year extension worth $65.6 million, Ian Rapoport reports.
Cowboys sign former Ravens cornerback Brandon Carr to practice squad
Sep 06, 2020
Brandon Carr is back with the Cowboys. The veteran cornerback visited Dallas last week and signed to its practice squad Sunday, the team announced. Carr had remained a free agent throughout the offseason after the Ravens declined his option in March.
Texans aiming to extend QB Deshaun Watson with deal similar to Wilson, Rodgers
Sep 03, 2020
Deshaun Watson could be getting a new contract soon. Just don't expect the one Patrick Mahomes signed in July to be a proxy. The Texans are working hard with Watson on an extension similar to ones signed by Russell Wilson and Aaron Rodgers, Ian Rapoport reports.
Buccaneers among several teams pushing to sign RB Leonard Fournette
Sep 02, 2020
Leonard Fournette doesn't figure to be on the free market long. He might not be leaving Florida either. Mike Garafolo reports several teams, including the Buccaneers, are making a push to sign Fournette, who was released by the Jaguars on Monday.
Eagles' Jeffrey Lurie: There's been a 'sea change' in NFL owners working with players on social justice
Aug 30, 2020
Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie sounded off on several topics Sunday, including the country's handling of COVID-19 and race relations. He believes the league is taking important steps addressing the latter.
Browns deliver statement promising action to combat racial inequality
Aug 30, 2020
In the midst of social unrest, the Browns are taking action. Led by the voices of HC Kevin Stefanski, QB Baker Mayfield, DT Larry Ogunjobi and WR Jarvis Landry, the team released a statement Sunday highlighting its plan to combat racial inequality.
Free-agent DB Logan Ryan primed to sign with a team after switching agents
Aug 30, 2020
Logan Ryan has new representation. It could mean he'll have a new NFL home in time for the start of the season. The free-agent DB has several suitors and is poised to sign with a team after hiring powerful agent Joel Segal, Ian Rapoport reports.
Packers CEO Mark Murphy challenges NFL owners regarding social justice: 'It's time to make changes'
Aug 29, 2020
Packers exec Mark Murphy outlined several initiatives the team is taking while urging others in his position to follow suit, marking the first time an individual at an ownership level has placed such a spotlight on his peers regarding the Black community .
NFL Network coverage focuses on social justice conversations
Aug 27, 2020
As several NFL teams have opted to cancel practices in the wake of Jacob Blake's shooting in Kenosha, Wisconsin, Thursday's broadcast of Inside Training Camp LIVE featured interviews with members of the NFL community and beyond to discuss social justice, race relations and reform.
Texans WR Kenny Stills passes physical, activated from NFI list
Aug 16, 2020
The Texans got one of their primary playmakers back. Kenny Stills was activated from the non-football injury list Sunday after passing his physical, the team announced. He returns to a receiving corps in flux after the offseason trade of All-Pro DeAndre Hopkins.
Tomlin: Roethlisberger still has 'Ben-like velocity' after elbow repair
Aug 06, 2020
Mike Tomlin knows as well as anyone how resilient Ben Roethlisberger is. But it was comforting nonetheless to observe the Steelers QB performing on a practice field after losing a season to injury and an offseason to the pandemic. Big Ben, Tomlin assured, can still rip it.
NFC West training camp preview: 49ers restock; Cardinals trend up
Jul 22, 2020
Are the 49ers still the class of the NFC West? Is the Seahawks' O-line cause for concern? Adam Maya examines all four of the division's teams ahead of training camp, identifying position battles, strengths and weaknesses for each.
AFC West training camp preview: Who has firepower to push Chiefs?
Jul 17, 2020
With a bevy of new weapons flanking Drew Lock, are the Broncos poised for a breakthrough season? Do the Raiders have the firepower to keep up with the Chiefs? Who'll the Chargers start at quarterback? Adam Maya has a training camp primer for each AFC West team.
Pac-12 football cancels non-conference games for 2020
Jul 10, 2020
The Pac-12 announced Friday its schools will participate in a conference-only schedule for several sports this fall, including football. The move comes on the heels of the Big Ten being first in the Power Five to adopt a conference-only slate.
Big Ten to play conference-only schedule in 2020
Jul 09, 2020
One of college athletics' major conferences is dramatically altering its 2020 fall schedule amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The Big Ten announced Thursday that all fall sports, including football, will not play non-conference games this season.
Ravens reduce seating capacity for 2020 to less than 14K
Jul 08, 2020
A determination on whether fans will be allowed to attend NFL games this year ultimately awaits, and it may vary by stadium. The Ravens on Wednesday became the first team in the league to voluntarily reduce their maximum capacity.
Tomlin: Medical experts comfortable with Big Ben's rehab
Jun 23, 2020
Mike Tomlin said he hasn't personally witnessed Ben Roethlisberger's workouts this offseason. But the Steelers coach noted Big Ben is pleased with his progress after missing most of last season with an elbow injury, and so are his doctors.