The Lions saw very little production from their tight ends in 2018; Levine Toilolo, Luke Willson and Michael Roberts combined for 43 receptions, 450 receiving yards and four scores. By signing James and drafting Hockenson, Detroit is hoping tight end develops from a position of weakness to one of the league's stronger units.
Falcons TE Lee Smith retires after 11 seasons, set to become youth mentor
Tight end Lee Smith, who played for the Buffalo Bills, Oakland Raiders and Atlanta Falcons, is retiring from the league and is now set to be a youth mentor at the Triple F Elite Sports Training performance center that he's opening in Knoxville, Tennessee.
NFL community reacts to Sean Payton stepping down
Sean Payton surprised many when he stepped down as head coach of the New Orleans Saints after 15 seasons and subsequently drew plenty of appreciation from those in the NFL world and beyond.
NFL injury updates, latest league news from Tuesday, Jan. 25
Wide receiver Josh Gordon cleared waivers and, as expected, the Chiefs are bringing him back to their practice squad, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported.
Packers QB Aaron Rodgers on what lies ahead: 'Everything is on the table'
While last offseason was one rife with Aaron Rodgers' disharmony with the Packers' front office, the 2022 offseason promises to be more cordial as the QB weighs retirement, explores the potential of being traded, or remaining with the Packers and perhaps signing an extension with the only franchise he's ever called home.
NFL announces Super Bowl LVI officiating crew; four of eight officials have prior SB experience
With less than three weeks remaining until Super Bowl LVI, the NFL has announced the officiating crew for the season's biggest game.
Sean Payton stepping down as head coach of Saints after 15 seasons
Sean Payton is stepping down as head coach of the New Orleans Saints after 15 seasons with the team, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday.
Vikings working to hire Browns exec Kwesi Adofo-Mensah as new general manager
The Vikings are entering the final stages with the front-runner for their vacant general manager position. Minnesota is working to hire Browns executive Kwesi Adofo-Mensah as their next GM, Ian Rapoport reports.
Bears hire Chiefs exec Ryan Poles as new general manager
Chiefs executive director of player personnel Ryan Poles has accepted the Chicago Bears' general manager job, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo report.
McDermott: No decision on possible Brian Daboll replacement will be made without Josh Allen
Brian Daboll is again a hot name in the head coaching carousel and it seems somewhat likely he could leave. If Bills HC Sean McDermott has to hire a replacement, star QB Josh Allen will have a say on who it is.
Andy Reid empathizes with Bills after overtime loss: 'I wouldn't be opposed' to OT rules change
The finish to the most thrilling Divisional Round in ages might have been the only letdown from the entire weekend, with the Chiefs and Bills engaging in a battle that has generated as much discourse about overtime rules as the epic game itself.
LaFleur: Packers 'hopeful' to retain 'best receiver in the league' Davante Adams before free agency
Much of the immediate questions following Green Bay's Divisional Round exit centered on the future of Aaron Rodgers. Lost in the shuffle was Rodgers' most important and trustworthy target, Davante Adams, who is headed toward free agency in the spring unless he and the Packers can come to an agreement on a new deal.
Buccaneers QB Tom Brady on his future: 'It's not always what I want. It's what we want as a family.'
A day after the Buccaneers' season came to a conclusion in a 30-27 Divisional Round loss to the Los Angeles Rams, Brady let it be known that his upcoming decision on whether he'll return for the 2022 season isn't solely about what he wants to do.