Giants' Apple doubtful, DRC questionable vs. Vikings
The Giants' secondary is hobbling into Minneapolis. New York will be without two safeties and will likely be missing rookie cornerback Eli Apple for their Monday night matchup with Minnesota.
Aldon Smith ban leaves 49ers pass rush hurting
With Aldon Smith suspended, the San Francisco 49ers are entering September minus a pair of All-Pros on defense. Does that put the team in danger of missing the postseason?
Seahawks, Niners still NFL's two best teams, all drama aside
Amid all the recent hand-wringing over Marshawn Lynch and Vernon Davis, Adam Schein says we shouldn't forget what really matters: The Seahawks and Niners are, bar none, the NFL's best.
Jadeveon Clowney, Michael Sam top DLs to watch at combine
Jadeveon Clowney and Michael Sam will be the most watched defensive linemen at the NFL Scouting Combine, and arguably could command the most attention of any prospects at the event.
Aldon Smith to see more snaps for 49ers in Week 11
The San Francisco 49ers kept Aldon Smith's snap count low in his first week back. Facing Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints, the 49ers are looking to unleash their best pass rusher.
Aldon Smith to have limited role for 49ers vs. Panthers
Aldon Smith will return to the San Francisco 49ers' lineup as a situational pass rusher for this week's game against the Carolina Panthers, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reports.
Blueprint for interim coaches, 49ers' resurgent defense and more
Suddenly, Jack Del Rio and Wade Phillips are head coaches (again). Yes, both situations are temporary, but Albert Breer has a guide for the interim bosses of the Denver Broncos and Houston Texans.
Broncos, Texans have example to follow in Chuckstrong Colts
The Indianapolis Colts overcame Chuck Pagano's absence last year, giving the Denver Broncos and Houston Texans an example to follow in the wake of their coaches' hospitalizations, Judy Battista says.
Cameron Jordan tops midseason 'Making the Leap' list
Our midseason report continues with Chris Wesseling's "Making the Leap" series. Find out which young players join Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan as first-half stars.
Aldon Smith rejoins San Francisco 49ers; role uncertain
Aldon Smith is out of rehab and back on the San Francisco 49ers' active roster after being activated off the NFI list. The 49ers pass rusher now is eligible to play Week 10 versus the Panthers.
What we're not overreacting to at midseason
Tom Brady has experienced one of the sharpest statistical declines in history, Chip Kelly's Eagles are 3-5 and RGIII has yet to regain form. But Gregg Rosenthal is not overreacting at midseason.
Justin Blackmon tops Making the Leap list for Week 7
Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Justin Blackmon leads the NFL in several categories over the past two weeks. Find out who else joins Blackmon on this week's Making the Leap list.
Reading the Defense: Get to know Kiko Alonso
Last year, Luke Kuechly was a breakout IDP star. This year, it's the Buffalo Bills' Kiko Alonso who has taken up the mantle. Marcas Grant has more in Reading the Defense.