Perhaps the best part about the Super Bowl is in the hours and minutes before the game when the excitement begins to rise before the kickoff crescendo. Here's a rundown of some of the reactions and postings to social media prior to the start of Super Bowl LI between the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots.
Houston Texans listening to offers for quarterback Deshaun Watson
The Houston Texans are now willing to listen to trade offers for star quarterback Deshaun Watson. The price is high for a player of his caliber, and should be. It'd likely take at least three first-round picks and more.
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Steelers' Melvin Ingram excited to get to work: 'Right now, I'm 100, 200 percent healthy. I feel amazing'
Entering Year 10, Melvin Ingram is amped to get his first season with the Steelers started.
Vikings sign former Jaguars WR Dede Westbrook
The expected addition of Dede Westbrook to the Vikings receiving corps has come to fruition.
Browns WR Odell Beckham noncommittal about return, but says knee is 'feeling great'
Odell Beckham is still working his way back from a torn ACL. The star WR isn't sure when he'll be 100%, but he's confident that the Browns "have a special opportunity" to win it all in 2021.
Sam Hubbard, Bengals agree to 4-year, $40 million extension
The Bengals have locked up their best edge rusher. Sam Hubbard and Cincinnati agreed to a four-year, $40 million deal, Ian Rapoport reports.
Roundup: Colts place OT Eric Fisher on PUP list ahead of training camp
The Colts will begin training camp this week without left tackle Eric Fisher. That was always expected but is all but official after he was placed on the physically unable to perform list Sunday.
Bengals QB Joe Burrow healthy heading into training camp
The Bengals start training camp Tuesday, and so will Joe Burrow. The second-year QB was not included on the team's physically unable to perform and non-football injury lists heading into camp and will be on the field and healthy when workouts commence, Ian Rapoport reports.
Deshaun Watson reports to Texans training camp Sunday, still seeks trade
Deshaun Watson was among the Texans QBs to report to training camp Sunday, Ian Rapoport reports. The embattled star was present for testing to begin entry into camp, though his stance about the organization and desire to be traded remains unchanged.
Dak Prescott declines to divulge vaccination status: 'I don't necessarily think that's exactly important'
As teams continue to digest Thursday's NFLPA memo regarding unvaccinated players, Cowboys star Dak Prescott shared his thoughts on the matter amid intensifying discussions.
Cleveland Browns unveil 75th anniversary uniform
The Cleveland Browns are celebrating their 75th anniversary in style. The team unveiled a special-edition uniform Saturday morning through its mobile app that pays homage to different looks throughout franchise history.
Roundup: Bears trading WR Anthony Miller to Texans; Browns, Broncos sign rookies
As rookies begin reporting to training camp, many of them are finally signing their first NFL contracts. The Browns locked up the remainder of their draft class Saturday, as first-round CB Greg Newsome II and third-round WR Anthony Schwartz put pen to paper.