The absence of Smith in a crowded San Francisco linebacking room opens the door -- if it wasn't already broken down -- for rookie LB Reuben Foster, who has been showing out in the early goings of training camp. Expect Foster to start the season in Smith's stead next to NaVorro Bowman and Ahmad Brooks.
Lane Johnson praises Eagles QB Jalen Hurts' poise, says he 'demands respect'
Philadelphia Eagles right tackle Lane Johnson recently praised quarterback Jalen Hurts' leadership on "NFL Total Access." But while the lineman believes Philly has a great roster, he's been around long enough to know the importance of taking it day-by-day.
Mike Grier, brother of Dolphins GM Chris Grier, hired by Sharks as first Black GM in NHL history
Miami Dolphins general manager Chris Grier's brother, Mike Grier, was tabbed to become GM of the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday. Mike Grier is the first Black GM in the history of the NHL.
Seahawks chair Jody Allen says team is not for sale right now
Jody Allen, chair of the Seattle Seahawks and trustee of the Paul G. Allen Trust, said in a statement released Tuesday by the team that neither the Seahawks nor the NBA's Portland Trail Blazers, which the Allen Trust owns as well, are currently up for sale.
Mike Evans recalls Tom Brady's hint at unretirement: 'I didn't think he was really coming back'
Mike Evans was surprised, just like everyone else in the football world, when Tom Brady unretired earlier this year. The quarterback barely even gave his Buccaneers teammate a heads up in a text conversation earlier in the day.
Micah Parsons thinks he, Trevon Diggs can be 'even better' than Aaron Donald, Jalen Ramsey
Entering his second season, Micah Parsons has high hopes for both himself and Cowboys teammate Trevon Diggs, a pair he thinks can rival that of the Rams' Aaron Donald and Jalen Ramsey.
Robert Griffin III open to NFL return: 'I am ready to go right now'
Robert Griffin III has not taken an NFL snap in 19 months, but the former first-round quarterback is keeping his options open for a return to the league.
Von Miller envisions lasting full six-year contract with Bills: 'I'm trying to play the whole thing out'
Bills linebacker Von Miller is considered by some to be entering the back nine of his career, but the two-time Super Bowl champion says he has a goal to play out his entire six-year contract in Buffalo.
NFL community joins in on celebrating Fourth of July
NFL teams and players joined in on social media to celebrate the Fourth of July.
Bills' Jordan Poyer amid contract discussions: 'I can't really think of a better situation' than being in Buffalo
Amidst the ongoing discussions between the Bills and safety Jordan Poyer over his desire for a contract extension, Poyer says he's loved his time playing in Buffalo, and would like to stay where he is long enough to get the team a ring.
Brett Favre expects drop-off in production from Davante Adams without Aaron Rodgers as his quarterback
Legendary Packers QB Brett Favre is expecting a drop-off in Raiders WR Davante Adams' production without Aaron Rodgers as his quarterback.
Former All-Pro running backs Adrian Peterson, Le'Veon Bell to box in exhibition on July 30
Adrian Peterson, the NFL's fifth all-time leading rusher, and Le'Veon Bell, a former two-time All-Pro, are slated to face off in a heavyweight boxing exhibition match July 30 at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles.
Dolphins WR Tyreek Hill, QB Tua Tagovailoa believe their offensive chemistry will be 'on point'
Entering a year in which the Dolphins want to make it back to the playoffs, quarterback Tua Tagovailoa and wide receiver Tyreek Hill say their chemistry on offense will be "on point" come the start of the season.