Marc Sessler

Marc Sessler


Marc Sessler is a writer for Around the NFL and the voice of reason on The Around the NFL Podcast. He likes football. He's been a contributor to NFL Media since 2010.


On Thursday night, Gary Barnidge took to Twitter to welcome rookie tight end David Njoku to the Browns. One day later, Barnidge returned to tweet his farewell to Cleveland: I want to thank the Cleveland Browns for giving me my opportunity and lo... more

The Chargers were seen by some as a candidate to nab a quarterback in the draft to groom behind Philip Rivers. That didn't happen on Thursday night -- and Rivers is glad it didn't. "Yeah, I don't know if it would have been real good. As I told y'... more

The first round of the 2017 NFL Draft is a wrap , but a horde of talented players still remain. Rounds 2 and 3, set to kick off Friday evening, represent the sweet spot of the annual selection process. With needs to fill, teams have plenty of playe... more

In the end, the Browns didn't trade the No. 1 pick or use it on a less-than-perfect quarterback. Cleveland's first overall selection was used to nab the consensus top player in this year's draft: Texas A&M pass rusher Myles Garrett. "It was reall... more

The 49ers mined their way back into the first round on Thursday night to add one of the draft's most fascinating defenders. San Francisco struck a trade with the Seahawks, acquiring Seattle's pick at No. 31 overall to select hard-hitting Alabama... more

The Browns have added help where they need it most on defense: in the secondary. Cleveland on Thursday made Michigan safety Jabrill Peppers the No. 25 pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. The versatile defender hits the NFL as a jackknife utility man who ca... more

Tampa Bay's upstart young offense just added another juicy weapon. The Bucs on Thursday made Alabama tight end O.J. Howard the No. 19 pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. Few expected the uber-talented pass-catcher to fall this far into the waiting lap of T... more

The Saints entered the draft as a team still in the mix for Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler. That trade feels much less likely now. New Orleans on Thursday made Ohio State cover man Marshon Lattimore the No. 11 pick in 2017 NFL Draft. The move... more

The New York Jets have needs all over the field. On Thursday night, Gang Green chose to pad their defense by adding LSU safety Jamal Adams with the sixth-overall pick. The pick gives New York one of the draft's most talented defenders, a hard-hit... more

In the end, Cleveland kept it simple. Ending weeks of feverish speculation, the Browns on Thursday night made Myles Garrett the first overall pick of the 2017 NFL Draft. For most across the league, selecting the edge rusher amounted to a comprehen... more

Jahri Evans said earlier this month: "I'm just waiting for that phone call." It finally came. The free-agent guard is signing with the Green Bay Packers, a source informed of the situation told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport on Tuesday. The... more

Daryl Washington is free to pursue football again. The NFL on Tuesday notified the Arizona Cardinals linebacker that he has been reinstated on a conditional basis. Washington has been suspended without pay since May 2014 for violating the league'... more

This year's class of draft-eligible quarterbacks has been savaged from the start by evaluators. "I really don't like any of them," one team executive told Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "Maybe two will go in the first round because... more

Another wild year of Thursday Night Football is upon us. For the second season in a row, TNF's slate of games will be made available to fans across multiple networks and platforms in 2017. CBS and NBC will each air five Thursday Night Football... more

The Cleveland Browns are taking a quarterback during next week's draft in Philadelphia. We don't know what round -- or who it will be -- but it's happening. Guaranteed. That means competition for second-year passer Cody Kessler. It would also sig... more

The Cleveland Browns took the draft by storm last year by swapping the second-overall pick to the Philadelphia Eagles for a bushel of future selections. Sitting pretty this year at No. 1, the Browns don't sound like a team ready to organize another... more

Dan Williams is no longer a member of the Silver and Black. The Raiders on Tuesday released the 29-year-old defensive tackle after two seasons in Oakland, per the team. Williams appeared in 32 games with the Raiders, starting 26 tilts and notchin... more

Stephen Tulloch is walking away from pro football. The 32-year-old linebacker plans to retire from the NFL after 11 seasons with the Lions, Titans and Eagles, per the Lions' official website. Known for his durability, Tulloch didn't miss a start... more

Aqib Talib will not be punished for allegedly shooting himself. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday that the NFL informed the Pro Bowl cornerback, his agent and the Denver Broncos that no fine or suspension will be handed down stemmin... more

Andrew Luck has toiled through pain for the past two seasons. The Indianapolis Colts quarterback revealed as much during a meet-and-greet with reporters on Monday, acknowledging that his January shoulder operation originated from an early season in... more

At last, the table is set for Marshawn Lynch to return to the NFL. NFL Network's Michael Silver and Mike Garafolo reported Friday that the 30-year-old running back is nearing an agreement on a new contract with the Raiders. Marshawn Lynch is one... more

Here's something Terrelle Pryor didn't have in Cleveland last season: A reliable quarterback throwing him the ball. That's not the case anymore, though, after the passer-turned-wideout signed a one-year, $6 million contract with the Washington Reds... more

Adrian Peterson will continue to wait. Barring a dramatic shift, the free-agent running back is not expected to land a deal with a team prior to the draft, according to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. Teams involved will continue to monitor... more

Spin the Raiders' move to Las Vegas any way you please -- John Madden isn't buying it. The Hall of Fame coach told SiriusXM NFL Radio that he was "jolted" and "shocked" by the team's league-approved plan to relocate to Nevada, per ESPN's Paul... more

The Buffalo Bills are meeting with all sorts of quarterbacks, but do they plan on taking one in this month's draft? Armed with the No. 10 overall pick, the Bills met Sunday with North Carolina quarterback Mitchell Trubisky . That gathering might ha... more

One vote. That's what separated last year's Defensive Player of the Year, Raiders pass-rusher Khalil Mack, from Broncos whirlwind Von Miller, the ill-fated runner-up. The MVP of Super Bowl 50 made it clear on Tuesday that he views that loss as... more

We have a trade on our hands. The Cincinnati Bengals on Tuesday shipped a conditional 2018 draft choice to the Jacksonville Jaguars in exchange for defensive end Chris Smith. Both teams confirmed the move on Twitter. A fifth-round selection by t... more

NFC: North East West South Ranks AFC: North East West South Ranks While the NFL's other seven divisions ebb and flow and shift in power, the AFC East has been owned all century by one rough-and-tumble dictator: the... more

Trevor Siemian is ready to roll. Broncos coach Vance Joseph told reporters Monday that Denver's quarterback is "full go" with "no issues" following offseason surgery on his non-throwing shoulder, per NFL Network's James Palmer. Now fully cleared... more

The Eagles have rounded out their quarterback room. Philadelphia on Monday agreed to terms with free-agent passer Matt McGloin on a one-year deal, per the team's Twitter account. McGloin comes to the Eagles after spending the past four seasons a... more

NFC: North East West South Ranks AFC: North East West South Ranks Come back to us, NFC West. We're mere seasons removed from this four-pack of teams operating as the league's most talented division, with the 49ers,... more

Tony Romo is almost entirely positive that he'll never play football again. The former Cowboys quarterback, though, won't completely shut the door. During a Tuesday conference call to unpack his retirement and announce his new broadcasting role w... more

Suddenly, he's gone. Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is choosing retirement over one final dance with the Texans, Broncos or fill-in-the-blank. Planning to pursue a career in sports broadcasting, Romo will spend next season analyzing an NFL... more

Hard Knocks is sticking around for the long haul. HBO Sports, NFL Media and NFL Films announced Monday that they have agreed to a long-term extension of the popular television series. "The Hard Knocks franchise continues to thrive as the preemi... more


The process of recovery begins now for Cam Newton. The Panthers announced that their star quarterback is on the mend after undergoing surgery on his throwing shoulder in Charlotte on Thursday. "Head team physician Dr. Pat Connor performed surgery... more

Are the Browns willing to part ways with eternally suspended wideout Josh Gordon? It doesn't sound like it. "We're not in a position at wide receiver to turn down a guy like Josh if we feel like he's settled himself," Browns executive VP of foot... more

The New Orleans Saints aren't about to sign Johnny Manziel, but that didn't stop coach Sean Payton from dishing about his Super Bowl week breakfast with the unemployed quarterback. "It was good," Payton said Wednesday during the Annual League Meeti... more

The New York Giants could use a running back. Adrian Peterson could use a new team. Is there a marriage in the works? "Never say never," Giants coach Ben McAdoo said Tuesday at the Annual League Meeting in Phoenix, according to Pro Football Talk... more

One month removed from winning a Super Bowl ring with the Patriots, Chris Long has found a new team. The 32-year-old pass rusher has agreed to terms with the Philadelphia Eagles on a two-year contract, the team announced. NFL Network Insider Ian... more

The Jets last month parted ways with Darrelle Revis, leading to plenty of speculation that the one-time star cornerback could wind up back with New York's arch enemy -- the Patriots. "It would be great for him," Jets coach Todd Bowles said Tuesday... more

With the Oakland Raiders now officially on the books to migrate to Las Vegas, reaction to the move is flowing in from players past and present. That includes a statement from the team's starting quarterback, Derek Carr, who issued the following vi... more

The waiting game on Tony Romo rages on. Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett confirmed Monday at the Annual League Meeting in Phoenix that the team has yet to make a decision on what to do with their veteran star quarterback. "It's really unchanged... more

Quarterback Jameis Winston lobbied hard for the Buccaneers to sign wideout DeSean Jackson, saying before free agency, "I've met him before, and we want DeSean. You better believe we want DeSean here. " Now that Jackson calls Tampa home, the former... more

Roger Goodell has speed on the mind. When the NFL Commissioner sat down with NFL Network's Judy Battista on Thursday, the pace of the game -- and, specifically, how to increase it -- loomed large. "It has been an effort for a long period of time... more

Less than a week after the Vikings signed Latavius Murray, the veteran running back has gone under the knife. Minnesota announced that Murray underwent a successful ankle operation on Wednesday. The procedure was performed by Dr. Robert Anderson, t... more

To nobody's surprise, more than a few Atlanta Falcons are still smarting after their unbelievable 34-28 overtime loss to the Patriots in Super Bowl LI. "That's like a scar you'll see forever," Pro Bowl running back Devonta Freeman told ESPN. "You'... more

Is Marshawn Lynch's desire to return to the NFL legitimate? His agent on Monday wouldn't shoot it down. "He does miss football, no question," Doug Hendrickson said of the retired running back on KNBR-AM in San Francisco. "He loves the game of... more

Colin Kaepernick can't find an NFL team willing to give him a chance -- something his former 49ers coach believes is a major mistake. "I think he's an outstanding player and I think he's a great competitor who has proven it in games and has the ab... more

Josh McCown has found a new home. The journeyman quarterback signed a one-year contract with the Jets on Monday, per his agent Mike McCartney. The team later confirmed the deal. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported that McCown was inked to a... more

EJ Manuel's time in Buffalo has come to a close. The former Bills quarterback signed a deal with the Oakland Raiders on Monday, the team announced. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Manuel will serve as depth in the quarterback room behind st... more

The Saints spent Thursday courting restricted free agent Malcolm Butler. The gathering came and went without a deal for the Patriots cornerback, but New Orleans coach Sean Payton made it clear on Friday that he was impressed with the 27-year-old... more

Jason Pierre-Paul is sticking around Gotham for the long haul. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Friday that the Giants have signed with their star pass-rusher to a four-year contract, per a source informed of the negotiations. The deal is... more

The Baltimore Ravens have added more help in the secondary. The team announced Thursday that free-agent cornerback Brandon Carr has agreed to a four-year deal. Terms of pact have yet to be disclosed. "This is a good football player," said general... more

Latavius Murray landing with the Vikings signals the end of Adrian Peterson's storied run in Minnesota. Murray, though, has no plans to erase the memory of one of the game's finest running backs. "There wasn't a thought in my mind to try and wear... more

It happens every year. Quarterback-needy teams spout false promises about snagging the "best player available" in the draft, only to swing and miss on a signal caller who should have been taken rounds later -- or not at all. Recall 2011 , a ridic... more

Chase Daniel's run with the Eagles is over. The team on Monday released the veteran quarterback just hours after signing free-agent passer Nick Foles. "Chase's professionalism and intelligence were valuable assets to our quarterback room," said... more

Shane Vereen has a future with the Giants. NFL Network's Kimberly Jones reported that New York will pay the running back's $500,000 roster bonus by Monday's deadline, per a source informed of the team's thinking. "He is part of their 2017 plans,"... more

Lorenzo Alexander recorded an out-of-the-blue, late-career gem of a season in 2016. The Buffalo Bills believe he can do it again. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Saturday that the pass rusher is returning to Western New York on a two-year... more

Texans wideout DeAndre Hopkins couldn't stop former teammate A.J. Bouye from signing with the Jaguars, but he does have some advice for Jacksonville's new cornerback. "I told A.J., if he goes to (the Jaguars) then he better be the dude guarding me... more

If Bengals fans were agitated to watch a pair of proven offensive linemen slip away in free agency, Cincinnati's starting quarterback isn't sweating it. "There's no panic on my end," Andy Dalton said Thursday, per the team's official website. "I f... more

The 49ers have used free agency to sign a pair of veteran quarterbacks to the roster. They won't be the last signal-callers added to the mix. Brian Hoyer and Matt Barkley were lured to Santa Clara in quick order this week, but new coach Kyle Shanah... more

The Baltimore Ravens aggressively padded their roster during the first wave of free agency, but longtime general manager Ozzie Newsome made it clear the work is far from finished. "We're not done," Newsome said, per the team's official website. "I... more

Packers fans were fumed when Green Bay broke off talks with free-agent tight end Jared Cook. As it usually goes for Packers fans, the bad times didn't last long. The Packers announced Friday they signed tight end Martellus Bennett just weeks remove... more

The Indianapolis Colts continue to add pieces to their in-progress defense. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Friday that former Patriots and Browns pass rusher Jabaal Sheard has agreed to a three-year, $25.5 million deal with $12.75 millio... more

The Patriots have no overt plans to trade Jimmy Garoppolo, but that won't stop New England from making moves. The Panthers announced Friday that the Patriots have shipped their second-round pick south in exchange for pass-rusher Kony Ealy and Carol... more

The Bears aren't finished adding players. NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported Friday that Chicago will sign former Giants and Jaguars cornerback Prince Amukamara to a one-year deal, per a source informed of the discussions. NFL Network Insider Ian... more

Well-stocked at safety, the Ravens are waving farewell to Lardarius Webb. Set to be released on Friday, per NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, the 31-year-old veteran was made expendable after Baltimore signed free-agent safety Tony Jefferson. Web... more

In the end, staying put made the most sense for Brandon Williams and the Baltimore Ravens. The team announced Thursday that a five-year agreement has been reached in principle with the 28-year-old nose tackle. The pact is a massive one -- $54 mil... more

Following Thursday's unprecedented swap for Brock Osweiler, his salary and a 2018 second-round pick, the Browns are loaded heading into this year's draft. Armed with three first-rounders and five second-rounders over the next two years, Cleveland... more

The Buffalo Bills have hired new help in the defensive backfield. On the same day they cut veteran Aaron Williams, the team turned around and signed free-agent Micah Hyde. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported the terms as a five-year, $30 mill... more

The Cleveland Browns have raided the open market with one prime goal: fix their leaky offensive line. Mission accomplished. The team agreed to terms with free-agent guard Kevin Zeitler on Thursday. NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported that Clevel... more

The Dallas Cowboys haven't given up on getting something in return for Tony Romo. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday that the team is now trying to see if they can trade the veteran quarterback instead of releasing him. With mere... more

The New Orleans Saints are signing one of their own. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday the team is bringing back defensive tackle Nick Fairley on a four-year, $30 million deal, per sources informed of the situation. Coming off th... more

The quarterback chips are falling, with the latest piece landing in San Francisco. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday that the 49ers have agreed in principle on a two-year deal with free-agent quarterback Brian Hoyer, per a source inform... more

The Tyrod Taylor mystery has been solved. The Buffalo Bills are keeping their starting quarterback in town on a restructured deal, a source told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport on Wednesday. The team quickly confirmed the signing . The move puts... more

The Panthers aren't letting Charles Johnson walk out the door. The team on Tuesday signed the veteran defensive pass-rusher to a two-year contract extension through 2018. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported that Johnson turned down more mo... more

The offseason is off to a rocky start for Green Bay's Letroy Guion. The NFL announced Tuesday that the veteran Packers defensive tackle has been suspended without pay for the first four games of the 2017 regular season for violating the league's po... more

With teams now actively chasing down free agents, longtime Cardinals pass rusher Calais Campbell is drawing interest from an unexpected club in the AFC. "Keep an eye on the Jacksonville Jaguars here," NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport said during... more

Rams cornerback Trumaine Johnson signed his franchise tag on Monday morning, but will he wind up far beyond the sunny shores of Los Angeles? NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday that the Rams are in discussions with several clubs abou... more

Tampa Bay quarterback Jameis Winston made it clear last month that he would love to see free-agent deep threat DeSean Jackson in a Bucs uniform. He might just get his wish. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday that Tampa is planning... more

Desperately in need of fresh salary-cap space, the Los Angeles Chargers on Tuesday parted ways with a trio of well-known players. Former first-round offensive lineman D.J. Fluker, cornerback Brandon Flowers and wide receiver Stevie Johnson have all... more

Julio Jones is going under the knife. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Friday that the Falcons star receiver is expected to have foot surgery on Monday, per a source. The procedure is a minor one for Jones and won't affect his training c... more

Want to trade for Brandin Cooks? It's going to cost you. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday that the Saints receiver is drawing trade heat during this week's NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. ESPN went on to name both the Titan... more

Brandon Marshall is on the loose. Granted his release Friday  by the rebuilding-from-scratch New York Jets, the veteran wideout is free to pick a new team. Marshall hopes to land with a contender, but who will come calling for the 32-year-old wideo... more

The Seahawks under Pete Carroll have always preached competition. That mantra helped Russell Wilson emerge from the pack as a rookie quarterback and the team plans to employ the same approach in Seattle's backfield. Carroll on Thursday confirmed... more

Saints wide receiver Brandin Cooks was name-dropped as a potential trade target as early as last December. Three months later, those whispers are picking up steam. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday that Cooks is drawing interest du... more

The Eagles made waves last season when they traded Sam Bradford out the door to Minnesota. Could Philly be planning to send another quarterback packing? NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday that Eagles backup Chase Daniel is "drawing... more

The Titans are keeping Matt Cassel around for at least another year. The team on Thursday signed the veteran backup quarterback to a two-year extension worth $5.25 million, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a source informed of the... more

Asked about his backup quarterback on Wednesday, Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht told reporters: "We'd love to have Mike (Glennon) back in a perfect scenario." Don't plan on it. Set to hit free agency next month, Glennon already has a pair o... more

Bad news for the AFC North: The ageless James Harrison is sticking around. The Steelers on Wednesday signed the 38-year-old pass rusher to a two-year deal, the team announced. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported the deal is worth $3.5 million... more

Trumaine Johnson won't be leaving Southern California. The Rams placed the non-exclusive franchise tag on the veteran cornerback ahead of Wednesday's 4 p.m. ET deadline, the team announced . It's the second year running that Johnson has been tagg... more

Josh Gordon isn't ready to walk away from the lure of football. The Browns wideout is applying for NFL reinstatement from suspension on Wednesday, Gordon's business manager, Michael Johnson, told ESPN's Adam Schefter. Gordon hasn't appeared in a... more

One of the most radioactive quarterbacks in recent league history is asking for another chance -- again. Johnny Manziel has re-hired agent Erik Burkhardt to help him craft a comeback, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo reported Wednesday... more


Dont'a Hightower is free to go to market -- for now. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday that the Patriots linebacker will not be slapped with the franchise tag, per sources informed of the situation. If he isn't re-signed in time, Ne... more

This time around, the Chiefs made Eric Berry their top priority. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday that the Pro Bowl backstop has agreed to a new deal with Kansas City worth $78 million over six years with $40 million in guarantees,... more

If Minnesota brings back Adrian Peterson next season, it won't be at his current asking price. The Vikings on Tuesday announced that they will not exercise Peterson's option for 2017, meaning the star running back will become an unrestricted free a... more

It's easy to dismiss Cleveland's disastrous one-win season, but not every aspect of the campaign was total wreckage. The development of Isaiah Crowell was a quiet plus, and the Browns don't plan to let the young running back get away. NFL Network... more

It's just a matter of time before the Dallas Cowboys part ways with Tony Romo. When that split unfolds, could Josh McCown be on his way to Texas? The Dallas Morning News reported Monday that the Cowboys "again have interest" in the 37-year-old... more

The Steelers weren't kidding about their commitment to Antonio Brown. Weeks after general manager Kevin Colbert insisted the franchise wanted the All-Pro receiver to "retire as a Steeler," Pittsburgh on Monday signed Brown to a new five-year deal... more

Kawann Short has been tagged. The Panthers on Monday slapped the franchise tag on the productive, fifth-year defensive tackle. The sides have until July 15 to negotiate a multiyear contract. If no agreement is reached, Short will play under the... more

The Cleveland Browns are parting ways with Andrew Hawkins. The team on Monday terminated the contract of the veteran slot receiver after three seasons with the franchise, per the club's official website. In classy fashion, Hawkins reacted to his... more

Tom Coughlin has watched the tape. He's seen the ups, downs and in-betweens from last year's Jaguars team. His primary takeaway? This year's club needs to learn how to drop the hammer. "This league can benefit from more of (a tough) attitude. Thi... more

Offseasons are shaped by quarterback movement. Especially this offseason, with a cavalcade of signal-callers set to operate as high-profile free agents and juicy trade bait. Tony Romo, Kirk Cousins, Tyrod Taylor, Jimmy Garoppolo -- just a few of... more

The Hall of Fame has picked opponents for its annual preseason showdown. The Dallas Cowboys will face the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday, August 3, 2017, at the new Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio. The choice of teams makes plenty... more

Colin Kaepernick has touched base with his employer. The San Francisco 49ers quarterback visited the team's Santa Clara headquarters on Wednesday, per Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area. "I would characterize it as a really positive discussion ... Co... more

The Pittsburgh Steelers are interested in keeping James Harrison around for another season -- and the ageless linebacker feels the same way. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday that mutual interest exists between the team and the 38-year-ol... more

Choke artists. Authors of collapse. Innovators of implosion. Call them whatever you want. Atlanta's heartbreaking loss in Super Bowl LI is all the more bitter because of the course it took: Forging a 28-3 lead well into the third quarter, the ill-f... more

Choke artists. Authors of collapse. Innovators of implosion. Call them whatever you want. Atlanta's heartbreaking loss in Super Bowl LI is all the more bitter because of the course it took: Forging a 28-3 lead well into the third quarter, th... more

The San Francisco 49ers have pinpointed a new defensive coordinator. NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported Monday that Robert Saleh will fill the position under new head coach Kyle Shanahan. Shanahan confirmed Saleh's hiring Friday on KNBR-AM in Sa... more

The Cleveland Browns have made a move. The team on Thursday re-signed long snapper Charley Hughlett, per his agent: Charley Hughlett just signed a new 6-year deal w/the Cleveland Browns that will make him the highest-paid snapper in the NFL. â?... more

The Pittsburgh Steelers aren't about to let the AFC's best receiver get away. General manager Kevin Colbert told reporters Thursday that the organization has made it a priority to give Antonio Brown a contract extension as soon as possible, reveali... more

The Miami Dolphins have seen enough of Mario Williams. The team on Thursday released the veteran defensive end, while also parting ways with defensive tackle Earl Mitchell and cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu. The dumping of Williams comes as little... more

Vince Young hasn't given up on his dream of playing pro football. The former Texas star quarterback and first-round pick of the Titans has hired agent Leigh Steinberg to help him find a new home in the NFL: Vince Young has a desire to play more... more

The verdict is in on the Richard Sherman case. NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported that the Seahawks were issued a warning by the league on Monday for violating the NFL's injury-reporting policy on Seattle's star cornerback, per a source informed... more

Steelers wideout Sammie Coates toiled through last season with the pain of multiple broken fingers. That wasn't all. A source told ESPN's Jeremy Fowler on Tuesday that Coates also underwent sports hernia surgery , a setback that never made it onto... more

Jared Goff's puzzling rookie season doesn't concern his new quarterback coach. Greg Olson spent plenty of time watching Goff play at Cal and still sees a "really high" ceiling for the second-year pro. "Nothing that I've watched so far has deterr... more

The New York Giants aren't finished with their in-house purge. On the heels of releasing longtime wideout Victor Cruz, the team on Monday also parted ways with running back Rashad Jennings, according to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo. The team later... more

Less than a week after authoring the greatest comeback in Super Bowl history, Tom Brady could be found in ski pants and sneakers -- actively downplaying his epic performance. "I don't really think that is necessarily the case," Brady told TheMMQB'... more

Josh McCown is no longer employed by the Cleveland Browns, but the veteran quarterback has a strong opinion on whom the team should chase under center. Jimmy Garoppolo. "I've seen him on tape because we had a common opponent in Miami," McCown tol... more

Above all else, Super Bowl LI put an end to the age-old debate over the best quarterback on Planet Earth. That title goes to five-time champion Tom Brady of the Patriots, right? Not according to Joe Montana, the Hall of Fame passer and 49ers lege... more

Tony Romo. Prepare yourself for plenty of Tony Romo. As the new league year approaches, NFL fans are in for a barrage of fever-dream speculation over the future of the veteran Cowboys quarterback. Will he be traded? Released? Kept around for... more

It didn't take long for the Falcons to find Kyle Shanahan's replacement. The Falcons confirmed Tuesday they have hired Alabama play-caller Steve Sarkisian to be their next offensive coordinator. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport was told that Sark... more

HOUSTON -- They're joked about as automatons. These Patriots players, religiously issuing mechanical and emotionless words to describe a game so many other NFL teams can't seem to master. Do your job. Trust the process. One play at a time. Here... more

HOUSTON -- Matthew Slater doesn't get the attention of Tom Brady or Bill Belichick, but the Patriots special teams ace has seen it all during his time in New England. Maybe that's why Sunday's record-setting comeback in a 34-28 overtime win agains... more

HOUSTON -- Millions of humans around the globe will watch Super Bowl LI on Sunday. Michael Floyd will be one of them. The Patriots receiver was ruled inactive for New England's title clash with the Atlanta Falcons. Floyd was also a healthy scratc... more

HOUSTON -- It's not the name most were expecting. Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott capped off a fascinating debut campaign by nabbing the 2016 Associated Press NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year award at Saturday's NFL Honors ceremony. The... more

HOUSTON -- Sunday's Super Bowl is billed as a tussle between two teams with fascinating offenses and very little pass rush to stop the onslaught. Despite Atlanta housing the league's sack leader in Vic Beasley, his 15.5 takedowns were part of a def... more

HOUSTON -- There used to be life here. The Eighth Wonder of the World. Houston's treasure. The Astrodome. Abandoned in the shadows of NRG Stadium, the Astrodome today still thrives in the memory banks of NFL fans as the unforgettable home of the... more

When the Patriots lost last year's AFC title game to the Denver Broncos, one position group stood out for New England: the offensive line. Not in a positive way, either, as Tom Brady absorbed four sacks and a game-plan-crushing 17 hits -- many of t... more


The voice inside kept saying: Don't fly to the Super Bowl. Drive. Get in a car and push from Los Angeles to Houston. Stop along the way. See the country. Talk to people -- about football and life. To my surprise, the bosses agreed. And so I went. Her... more

T.J. Lang left Green Bay's ugly 44-21 loss to the Falcons banged up, bruised and wondering what his future will be with the Packers. The veteran right guard was carted away from Sunday's NFC title game with another injury to his left foot, the sam... more

Mere hours after Atlanta's Julio Jones lit up the Packers for 180 yards and two scores off nine grabs, his statistical explosion was matched -- exactly -- in New England. Reminding us of their masterful ability to turn any player into a raging star... more

Before they knew it, the Green Bay Packers found themselves left in the kicked-up dust of Sunday's NFC title game bout with the Atlanta Falcons. "We ran into a buzz saw," Packers coach Mike McCarthy told reporters in the aftermath of his team's 44-... more

Green Bay Packers fans want the first half of Sunday's NFC title game erased from human memory. Can you blame them? Instead of surging into the Georgia Dome to go punch-for-punch with the high-flying Falcons, Aaron Rodgers and the Packers simply... more

We're down to the final four teams left kicking and screaming. With the rest of the league mired in a long winter's dirt nap, who still matters? Who still has the might to alter the course of this campaign? Here's my list of the 51 most important... more

Green Bay's rash of receivers remain a banged-up group, but the team is hopeful that two key pass-catchers will be ready for Sunday's NFC title game against the Falcons. While Jordy Nelson remains a question mark for the Packers, fellow receiver Da... more

Chip Kelly won't be coaching in Jacksonville anytime soon. The Jaguars on Wednesday named Nathaniel Hackett as their offensive coordinator, making his position a permanent role after he served as the interim play-caller for the latter part of the... more

Steelers wideout Antonio Brown knows just where to find Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler on Sunday. "Obviously, it's a big game. I have a lot of respect for him. He's a follow-type corner," Brown said Wednesday. "Wherever I line up, he's gonna be... more

If you thought Mike Tomlin would go easy on Steelers wideout Antonio Brown -- think again. Pittsburgh's coach delivered a strongly worded message Tuesday in response to the brouhaha over Brown going live on Facebook from the Steelers' locker room... more

Antonio Brown's adventures into social media could wind up costing the All-Pro Steelers wideout. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday that Brown faces a potential fine for going live on Facebook from the Pittsburgh locker room following... more

Get ready for an offseason stuffed with intrigue around the fate of Tony Romo. Will the Cowboys trade him? Keep him? Clone the veteran quarterback for future use? "I don't have to get into that at all and I'm not," team owner and general manager... more

Will Jordy Nelson be ready for Sunday's epic NFC title game showdown with the Atlanta Falcons? Packers coach Mike McCarthy isn't ready to say for sure , telling reporters Monday: "Can't tell you if Jordy is going to practice Wednesday. He did all t... more

Sunday's disaster at Arrowhead Stadium hasn't shaken Kansas City's confidence in Alex Smith. "Do I still think we can win with Alex? Yeah, we were right there ," Chiefs coach Andy Reid said of his starting quarterback on Monday, per Terez Paylor of... more

When the Falcons dropped a 36-burger on Seattle in Saturday's divisional-round romp, it marked the most points allowed by the Seahawks in the postseason since 2011. So what happened to The Legion of Boom? Atlanta's high-octane offense, for one, bu... more

The Atlanta Falcons remain alive on the Road to Houston, but their talented offensive coordinator might wind up somewhere else. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that Kyle Shanahan has emerged as the favorite for San Francisco's head... more

The Steelers have leaned all season on their spectacular points-scoring trio of Ben Roethlisberger, Antonio Brown and Le'Veon Bell. On Sunday, they rode their kicker to the Promised Land. In a somewhat-ugly 18-16 divisional-round win over the Ch... more

This year was supposed to be different. Showing signs of newfound versatility and explosion on offense down the stretch, the Chiefs would have licked their chops knowing ahead of time that Pittsburgh would have been held to just field goals on Sund... more

The season is over for Dallas, but don't blame this one on Dak Prescott. Going punch-for-punch with the mystical on-field powers of Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers, the Cowboys rookie quarterback nearly played the role of hero in Sunday's 34-31 loss to... more

Past the politics, the referendums, the haggling over stadium space and cash flow; beyond the fresh new branding and pretty words about why this makes sense for the league and for Los Angeles -- I think of the Chargers fans. Somewhere in San Diego... more

Broncos football czar John Elway has zero doubt about Vance Joseph's ability to lead Denver back into the playoffs. Introducing the team's new head coach on Thursday, Elway quipped to reporters: "I will say this, he's very smart. He's an... more

Steelers-Chiefs Texans-Patriots Seahawks-Falcons Packers-Cowboys Background The Road to Houston is filled with peril for the Texans. Coming off a concise hammering of the Raiders, Bill O'Brien's team now travels to New England to... more

The Denver Broncos have a new head coach. Vance Joseph has officially been hired to replace the retired Gary Kubiak, Broncos football czar John Elway announced Wednesday. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported that Joseph signed a four-year deal... more

Steelers fans were thrilled to watch their team blast the Dolphins in Sunday's wild-card tilt, but one curious question lingered after the win: Why was Ben Roethlisberger still whipping passes in the final minutes of Pittsburgh's 30-12 romp over M... more

If you're the Dallas Cowboys, you have to ask how you manage to go 13-3 and nab the NFC's top playoff seed -- only to draw the white-hot Packers come playoff time. While the 'Boys decisively dumped Green Bay way back in October, that 30-16 romp ca... more

The combinations alone make the head spin. With eight teams left, the carousel of potential matchups for Super Bowl LI offers a fascinating journey into the universe of "What if?" With so many possibilities kicking around, they've asked me to coo... more

Will Packers fans see Jordy Nelson again this season? Coach Mike McCarthy told reporters on Monday that his star wideout has a shot to suit up for Sunday's NFC divisional-round tilt with the Dallas Cowboys. That would take an "incredible effort,... more

Tom Coughlin is back in the NFL. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that the Jaguars hired their one-time head coach in the role of executive vice president, per a source informed of the situation. The team later made the announceme... more

In his first-ever playoff appearance, Odell Beckham was barely a blip on the radar. The Giants star wideout notched just four catches for 28 yards off a team-leading 11 targets in Sunday's 38-13 wild-card loss to the Packers in Green Bay. Drops... more

Jordy Nelson's afternoon ended prematurely. The Packers wideout left Sunday's wild-card win over the Giants after taking a vicious hit from New York cornerback Leon Hall and did not return. Nelson sat out an offensive series before the Packers ca... more

The Steelers are on to face the Chiefs in the AFC Divisional Round after handling the Dolphins with ease in Sunday's AFC wild-card tilt. Here's what we learned from Pittsburgh's 30-12 win over Miami: 1. This one felt over for Miami less than three... more

A disappointing finish by the Redskins will cost a handful of coaches their jobs in our nation's capital. Washington fired defensive coordinator Joe Barry and two assistants -- defensive line coach Robb Akey and defensive backs aide Perry Fewell --... more

Lions-Seahawks Giants-Packers Raiders-Texans Dolphins-Steelers The Backstory It's Detroit against the world. Having not won a playoff game since 1991, the Lions are aiming to correct that ill after dropping their final thre... more

The Baltimore Ravens are sticking with Marty Mornhinweg. Coach John Harbaugh confirmed Tuesday that he will keep the team's offensive coordinator in-house for another season, along with defensive play-caller Dean Pees and special teams coordinator... more

Back in August, the obvious assumption was that Michael Floyd would help propel the Arizona Cardinals into yet another playoff appearance. Instead, the fifth-year wideout heads into January as a welcomed member of the New England Patriots. "It's... more

As whispers swirl around Sean Payton's future in New Orleans, the Saints coach openly denies them all. Sound familiar? It should. Payton on Monday shot down reports that he huddled with general manager Mickey Loomis after Sunday's loss to the Fal... more

Buffalo Bills owner Terry Pegula on Monday detailed his decision to fire coach Rex Ryan. And the details are ... awkward. Calling Ryan's firing an "executive decision," Pegula told The Associated Press that he dumped the coach during a conferenc... more

The NFL's annual wave of firings has -- so far -- spared anyone of note in Indianapolis. Colts coach Chuck Pagano doesn't expect that to change. "No," Pagano said when asked Monday if there was any doubt about returning for next season. "This is... more

The silver lining to Cam Newton's turbulent 2016 campaign: His beaten-up body won't require surgery. The Panthers passer confirmed Sunday that the throwing shoulder he injured against the Chargers in Week 14 will simply require a little TLC this... more

This time around, Jimmy Haslam is staying the course. The owner of the Cleveland Browns gathered with reporters after Sunday's 27-24 overtime loss to the Steelers to emphasize that coach Hue Jackson has his approval on the heels of a 1-15 campaign.... more

After finishing dead last in the AFC West two years in a row, the Chargers are parting ways with head coach Mike McCoy. The team confirmed the move on Sunday following San Diego's 37-27 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. "Mike McCoy is a man of hig... more


Now that Rex Ryan has been banished from Bills headquarters, his former players are making it clear what they want in Buffalo's next head coach. Wideout Sammy Watkins on Thursday called for team brass to hire a leader willing to bring renewed disci... more

Antonio Gates isn't ready to walk away from the game -- not yet. About to wrap up his 14th NFL campaign, the veteran tight end made it clear Wednesday that he's planning to be around next season. "This is not the way I expected to be done," Gate... more

This time around, the Pittsburgh Steelers won't toy with fate. Coach Mike Tomlin on Wednesday "strongly indicated" that a handful of his star players will not suit up for Sunday's low-stakes meeting with the Cleveland Browns, per Chris Adamski of... more

The Hall of Fame Game is moving. Not away from historic Canton, Ohio, but from Sunday evening to Thursday night. The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced Wednesday that this year's preseason classic will kick off on Thursday for the first time in... more

Mike Pettine built a house. While his fellow NFL coaches spent spring into summer peeling back the playbook -- teaching nuanced zone coverages and exotic blitz packages to their charges -- the former head coach of the Cleveland Browns found himself... more

Joe Staley is playing under his fifth head coach in San Francisco. He hopes there won't be a sixth. The veteran left tackle went out of his way this week to back Chip Kelly, whose two-win team would tie a franchise record if they fail to upset the... more

The Buffalo Bills are moving on from Rex Ryan, a coach the New York Jets tired of just two winters ago. Both teams reside in the AFC East, a division comprehensively owned by the mighty New England Patriots since the turn of the century. Armed w... more

AFC playoff picture NFC playoff picture Aaron Rodgers knew all along. Green Bay's star quarterback was chuckled at in November when he suggested the Packers would saddle up and "run the table." Five games later -- five wins later -- Gre... more

Rex Ryan's sudden firing on Tuesday means plenty of change ahead for the Buffalo Bills -- starting with the team's most important position. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported that quarterback Tyrod Taylor is expected to be benched in favor... more

The Bucs turned heads on Saturday when they made Doug Martin a healthy scratch. Coach Dirk Koetter explained Monday his decision to sit the running back for Tampa Bay's 31-24 loss to the Saints, but refused to say if Martin would suit up for the t... more

Why did a pair of Vikings defensive backs go off script to create their own ill-fated game plan in Saturday's ugly 38-25 loss to the Packers? NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that Xavier Rhodes went into the contest planning to fol... more

When it comes to the AFC playoff picture, the Broncos are out , which means plenty of the team's future prospects could be in come Week 17. Coach Gary Kubiak told reporters Monday that rookie quarterback Paxton Lynch might be among the players who... more

Hue Jackson wants more of this feeling. Coming off Saturday's emotional 20-17 win over the Chargers -- a victory that saved the Browns from a winless season -- Cleveland's head coach pointed to the triumph as a jumping-off point for the franchise.... more

The NFC West champion Seahawks (9-5-1) lost their grip on the conference's No. 2 seed with Sunday's dramatic loss to the Cardinals (6-8-1). Here's what we learned from Arizona's 34-31 victory in Week 16: 1. Overcoming a horrible start and trailin... more

It finally happened. Josh Lambo's missed field goal as time expired gave the Browns their first win in more than a calendar year. Here's what we learned from Cleveland's 20-17 victory over San Diego: 1. Cleveland has dodged the horrors of 0-16.... more

A very Merry Christmas is coming for 12 pro football teams burning toward the NFL postseason. If you root for one of these winners, you've already been handed a juicy holiday gift. A cherry on top of your fantastic autumn. For 20 other fan bases,... more

Julio Jones is back. Falcons coach Dan Quinn told reporters on Thursday that Atlanta's All-Pro receiver will play Saturday against the Carolina Panthers, per Kelsey Conway of the team's official website. Jones practiced for the third straight ti... more

The Kansas City Chiefs will finish their season without the help of running back Jamaal Charles. The team on Wednesday activated linebacker Justin March-Lillard off injured reserve, per NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. With the 23-year-old defende... more

NFC playoff picture AFC playoff picture We're down to the nitty-gritty in the glorious NFC. Barring a two-week collapse by the heat-seeking Cowboys, Dallas will roll into January as the conference's unquestioned top seed . What's fascinat... more

When the Giants visit the Eagles for Thursday Night Football , Big Blue wideout Odell Beckham expects to hear it from Philly's home crowd. "I've been called anything in the book over there when you're down in Philly," Beckham said Tuesday, per ESP... more

Richard Sherman is back in the news for all the wrong reasons. The Seahawks cornerback on Tuesday threatened to "ruin" a local reporter's career after "a couple of tough questions," per Stephen Cohen of the Seattle Post Intelligencer. The scene... more

After piling up 83 points over the past two weeks, the high-flying Falcons are adding yet another playmaker to the mix. All-Pro wideout Julio Jones practiced on Tuesday after coach Dan Quinn told reporters that would "participate some ." The receiv... more

When I went to high school in the early 1990s, I didn't want to be a football player. I wanted to be a sportscaster. When I wasn't filling geometry notebooks with drawings of the NBC Sports logo -- the network I planned to work for someday -- I... more

Whoever becomes the next coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars won't be tied at the hip to Blake Bortles. Anointed to find a successor for Gus Bradley -- who was fired on Sunday -- retained general manager Dave Caldwell made it clear that he remains o... more

Janoris Jenkins is on the mend. Giants coach Ben McAdoo told reporters Monday that Jenkins suffered a bruised back in Sunday's win over the Lions. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that the Giants cornerback underwent testing to r... more

The Raiders (11-3) are playoff-bound after knocking off the injury-riddled Chargers (5-9) on Sunday. Here's what we learned from Oakland's 19-16 victory over San Diego : 1. A loyal and vocal bunch, Raiders fans have been through hell this century.... more

The Ravens (8-6) remain alive in the race for the AFC North with Sunday's 27-26 win over the fading Eagles (5-9). Here's what we learned from Baltimore's last-second victory over Philadelphia: 1. Down 27-26 with four ticks left on the clock, the... more

"I want a chance to play the Rams ." Those words came directly from Jeff Fisher in an exclusive interview with Charissa Thompson that aired during FOX's pregame show Sunday. Fisher -- who was fired Monday after five dangerously mediocre seasons... more

Week 15 will come and go without the services of Julio Jones. The Falcons All-Pro receiver has been ruled out for Atlanta's game against the San Francisco 49ers because of the sprained toe that kept him out of practice all week, the team announced.... more

Playing quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys is a unique profession. Dak Prescott is learning that firsthand. A college student a year ago, Prescott today has helped the 'Boys carve out an 11-2 record -- putting them in position for the No. 1 seed --... more

Only one team throws the ball more than the Baltimore Ravens: the Cleveland Browns. Mining their way to a 7-6 record, the Ravens find themselves in the playoff hunt thanks to a hurly-burly, stingy defense and an offense that does just enough to put... more

The New England Patriots have added yet another weapon. The Patriots officially claimed Cardinals wideout Michael Floyd off waivers on Thursday. To make room on the roster, New England cut receiver Griff Whalen. Floyd was released this week by... more

Cam Newton avoided lobbing the ball at practice on Thursday for the second straight afternoon. Panthers coach Ron Rivera explained why after the session, telling reporters that Carolina's starting quarterback underwent an MRI on his throwing shoul... more

Josh Norman has plenty to play for come Monday night. The Redskins cover man made it crystal clear on Thursday that he's itching to face a Panthers team that suddenly released him this past offseason following an All-Pro campaign. "Just as much a... more

Green Bay's banged-up backfield has been hit with another setback. Packers coach Mike McCarthy told reporters Thursday that veteran runner James Starks is currently mired in the league's concussion protocol after his involvement in a car accident... more

NFC playoff picture AFC playoff picture Who's in the mood to break down a rash of overly complex math-infused tie-breaker scenarios ? Me neither. There's ample time ahead for that level of unbridled joy. Let's spend today meditating on th... more

Jerry Jones has been asked the question endlessly -- in a thousand different ways. What would it take for the Cowboys to sit rookie quarterback Dak Prescott in favor of veteran Tony Romo? "I don't have a definition for it, but you'll know it when... more

Justin Bethel's stock is tumbling in Arizona. Asked Monday if the Cardinals special-teamer's transition to cornerback remains a work-in-progress, coach Bruce Arians pulled no punches. "It's a failure in progress," Arians said of Bethel. Yes, Ar... more

For the first time in his NFL career on Sunday, Jameis Winston failed to produce a touchdown. The rough-and-tumble Bucs, though, are much more than just their quarterback. Sunday's 16-11 win over the division-rival Saints was the product of a ris... more

There was no more dominant performance on Sunday than what we saw from Le'Veon Bell. The dazzling Steelers running back systematically lashed the home-team Bills for a franchise-record 236 yards on the ground off a whopping 38 carries. "Awesome.... more

The Buccaneers (8-5) remain tied with the Falcons atop the NFC South after knocking off the Saints (5-8) at home. Here's what we learned from Tampa Bay's 16-11 win over New Orleans : 1. It wasn't pretty. It didn't need to be. Playing their biggest... more

The Steelers (8-5) control their destiny in the AFC North after taking down the Bills (6-7) on Sunday. Here's what we learned from Pittsburgh's 27-20 win over Buffalo: 1. All hail Le'Veon Bell. Entering Sunday with 100-plus scrimmage yards in eig... more

The Cleveland Browns have come full circle at the quarterback position. NFL Network's Michael Silver reported Thursday that the team will start Robert Griffin III under center against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, per a team source. The team la... more

Justin Forsett hasn't recorded an NFL statistic since before Halloween, but the Denver Broncos plan to correct that reality come Sunday. Coach Gary Kubiak told reporters Wednesday that he expects the team's newly signed running back to split snaps... more

AFC playoff picture NFC playoff picture It's no longer just the Patriots and everyone else in the AFC. New England has company in the form of Oakland, a magical, offensive whirlwind of a team now doubling as the conference's No. 1 seed .... more

The one-win Niners are back on the Kap Train. Offensive coordinator Curtis Modkins announced Tuesday that Colin Kaepernick will start at quarterback Sunday against the flailing New York Jets, per Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area. Kaepernick was... more

The playoff-bound Dallas Cowboys are zooming toward the NFC's No. 1 seed. If they lock it up prior to Week 17, will the team's starters get a breather before the postseason? Don't bank on it. "No, I see us more as business as usual," team owne... more

Percy Harvin's season is over before it began. The Buffalo Bills on Monday placed the receiver and return man on the reserve/non-football illness list . The electric pass-catcher signed a contract with the Bills last month following an offseason... more

Talk about a long flight home. The Buffalo Bills could only peer back and ponder the wreckage after watching a 15-point third-quarter lead morph into a season-crushing 38-24 loss to the Oakland Raiders on Sunday. "It definitely did shock me," Bi... more

The surging Raiders (10-2) on Sunday kept pace with New England for the AFC's No. 1 seed with a 38-24 win at home against the Bills (6-6). Here's what we learned from Oakland's comeback victory over Buffalo: 1. The Raiders are pure magic. Playing... more

The Packers (6-6) on Sunday kept their playoff hopes alive with a 21-13 win over the Houston Texans (6-6) at snowy Lambeau Field. Here's what we learned from Green Bay's critical home win: 1. Battling a hamstring injury and Mother Nature, Aaron Ro... more

The Broncos practiced Thursday without the services of Trevor Siemian. NFL Network's James Palmer reported that Denver's starting quarterback missed his second straight practice with the sprained foot he suffered in Sunday night's overtime loss to... more


NFC playoff picture AFC playoff picture In the NFC, there's Dallas -- and everyone else . The question for the Cowboys isn't where Tony Romo lands next -- sorry, every pregame show in America -- but whether or not another challenger inside... more

The Philadelphia Eagles are pressing pause on Nelson Agholor. The second-year wideout was inactive for Monday's game against the Green Bay Packers. With Agholor out of the mix, Jordan Matthews saw increased snaps outside across from Dorial... more

They're tied atop the AFC South, but the Houston Texans have failed to resemble playoff material of late. After nipping the woeful Jaguars by three points in Week 10, coach Bill O'Brien's team has been overmatched in back-to-back losses to the Raid... more

Seattle's deflating loss to the Buccaneers on Sunday came without Pro Bowl defensive lineman Michael Bennett or All-Pro safety Earl Thomas in the lineup. The Seahawks (7-3-1) hope to get both players back in time for Week 13. Coach Pete Carroll t... more

Andrew Luck is one step closer to returning to action. The Colts quarterback practiced Monday after missing the team's Thanksgiving night loss to the Steelers with a concussion.  Donning a red non-contact jersey, Luck was seen throwing the ball... more

The Cincinnati Bengals are dancing dangerously close to elimination, but at least one man refuses to believe it's over. In the grim aftermath of a 19-14 loss to the Baltimore Ravens, coach Marvin Lewis emphasized to his players that the playoffs re... more

The Buccaneers (6-5) kept their playoff hopes afloat with a rock-solid defensive effort on Sunday against Russell Wilson and the Seahawks (7-3-1). Here's what we learned from Tampa Bay's surprising 14-5 win over Seattle: 1. Largely ignored by the... more

A brilliant afternoon from kicker Justin Tucker paved the way for Baltimore's 19-14 win over the flailing Bengals (3-7-1). Here's what we learned from Sunday's pivotal victory for the Ravens (6-5): 1. Tied with Pittsburgh atop the AFC North,... more

Did anyone expect a Lions game to do anything but boil down to the wire? Following their season-long script, Detroit put their loyal fan base through the ringer before notching a crafty 16-13 victory triggered by a Darius Slay interception that se... more

Jared Goff hardly turned heads in his NFL debut, but the Rams are hinting at turning him loose this Sunday against the Saints. "I sure hope so," Goff said after Wednesday's practice, per Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times. "We've got some good st... more

Saddled with a 4-6 record in the NFC North, the third-place Packers are threatening to stay home this January. Instead of surging into the postseason, Green Bay has lost four straight thanks to a wayward defense that has allowed 30-plus points in f... more

For some, it's the food and endless fountains of drink. For others, it's family. For those of you choosing to read this, though, Thanksgiving hinges equally on a third, brilliant factor: Football. With three compelling games set for Thursday, let's... more

Set to face the Steelers just three days from now, the Indianapolis Colts have a major problem under center. Coach Chuck Pagano announced Monday that quarterback Andrew Luck is mired in the league's concussion protocol on the heels of Sunday's 24-... more

Another week, another suspension for the wayward Chicago Bears. Seven days after wideout Alshon Jeffery was slapped with a four-game ban , veteran linebacker Jerrell Freeman has been suspended without pay for four games after violating the NFL's po... more

The Jets aren't finished with Ryan Fitzpatrick -- not yet. Coach Todd Bowles announced Monday that the weatherworn, veteran quarterback will start Sunday at home against the surging New England Patriots. "He's healthy," Bowles answered when aske... more

Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman knew all along that Seattle's rough-and-tumble defense would make life difficult for Eagles rookie quarterback Carson Wentz. "He was poised. He wasn't shook. He's a rook. That's what he is," Sherman said after... more

Tumbling into the darkness of their first four-game losing streak since 2008, the flailing Green Bay Packers know their season rests on the brink. "Six losses puts your ass against the wall," coach Mike McCarthy said after Sunday night's 42-24 loss... more

It was no disaster, but Jared Goff was far from a savior in his NFL debut. The Rams rookie quarterback played from wire-to-wire through murky weather in a 14-10 loss at home to the Miami Dolphins. Along the way, the top pick in the draft looked th... more

The Steelers (5-5) are tied with Baltimore atop the AFC North after Sunday's efficient mowing down of the winless Browns (0-11). Here's what we learned from Pittsburgh's 24-9 win over Cleveland: 1. Employing a conservative but effective game plan,... more

New England's Rob Gronkowski won't be on the field Sunday in San Francisco. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Friday that the Patriots tight end was not aboard the team plane as coaches and players prepared to fly west to face the 49ers, pe... more

Fans and pundits like to talk about the concept of NFL teams tanking for a higher draft pick, but good luck finding a player or coach who thinks that way. While the Bears loom as a shoe-in for a top-five selection in next year's draft, veteran... more

When Carson Wentz and the Eagles visit Russell Wilson's Seahawks on Sunday, the game will feature a pair of passers with plenty of admiration for each other's talents. Wentz told reporters this week that he's "always been a big fan" of Wilson, whil... more

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has plenty to say about the decades-long quarterback quandary in Cleveland. Admitting this week that he was "blown away" by the Browns passing on Eagles rookie Carson Wentz in the draft, Big Ben c... more

Minnesota's issues along the offensive line are no state secret. Hampered by the loss of three tackles -- Matt Kalil, Andre Smith and Jake Long -- the Vikings have been forced to start 10 different blockers this autumn and now march into Sunday's c... more

The Chiefs still hope to have Jamaal Charles back in time for the playoffs, but the veteran runner has hit another roadblock. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday that Charles underwent a knee scope on Monday, per team trainer Rick... more

The up-and-down -- and mostly down -- play of Darrelle Revis has been one of the season's more depressing narratives, but Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan says he's satisfied with the cornerback. "I'm happy with his effort," Maccagnan said, per... more

Don't take it personally, A.J. Green, but Bills coach Rex Ryan would rather not see you on Sunday. "I saw where he was hobbled a little bit. I think (Bengals coach) Marvin (Lewis) should rest him this week and that would be my advice to Marvin," R... more

NFC playoff picture AFC playoff picture It doesn't require an immense imagination to picture the New England Patriots walking away with the pretender-stuffed AFC. The NFC, however, remains packed with intrigue. Instead of crumbling in... more

The Blair Walsh era is curtains in Minnesota. NFL Media's Mike Garafolo reported Tuesday that the Vikings have released their embattled kicker after another ugly performance in Sunday's 26-20 loss to the Redskins. The team later confirmed the move.... more

Down 17 points to the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, the Kansas City Chiefs needed a spark to pull out their improbable 20-17 win. They got one in the form of Tyreek Hill, the fifth-round wideout who dialed up 10 catches for 89 yards, the most grabs... more

The Cleveland Browns haven't given up on Robert Griffin III. Sashi Brown, the Browns' executive vice president of football operations, told reporters Monday that the injured quarterback still has a chance to play this season. While noting that... more

Accustomed to years of regular-season domination, concerned pockets of Packers fans are eyeing the panic button after Sunday's 47-25 implosion against the Titans. Green Bay coach Mike McCarthy, though, isn't paid to freak out over the team's unexp... more

Sunday's fascinating, drama-packed tilt between the Cowboys and Steelers ultimately boiled down to Pittsburgh trying to stop one man: Ezekiel Elliott. No chance. With just nine seconds left in a wild, back-and-forth tilt, the Dallas rookie runner... more

We've just witnessed the wildest football tilt of the year. In a contest boasting seven lead changes -- and no less than six failed two-point tries -- the Dallas Cowboys topped the Pittsburgh Steelers, 35-30, on Sunday in a drama stuffed with count... more

A killer pick and failed two-minute drive by quarterback Sam Bradford set the table for Washington's 26-20 win at home against the out-of-luck Vikings (5-4). Here's what we learned from Minnesota's loss to the Redskins (5-3-1): 1. The spiraling... more

Richard Sherman's Monday night antics will cost him. Sherman told The Associated Press on Thursday he was fined by the NFL for his hit on Bills kicker Dan Carpenter during a field-goal attempt before halftime of Seattle's 31-25 win . Sherman was... more

The Saints can hardly afford to lose bodies on defense, but that's exactly what might happen in New Orleans. Safety Kenny Vaccaro is facing a four-game suspension for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing drugs -- specifically for... more

Still recovering from arthroscopic knee surgery, Seahawks defensive lineman Michael Bennett won't be in uniform when Seattle visits the Patriots this weekend for Sunday Night Football . Count New England quarterback Tom Brady among those who won't... more

They baked you a cake for your birthday party . A party you skipped. Now it's time to face the music. Jets defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson met with reporters Wednesday after an embarrassing series of events that saw the quarterback-chaser... more

Some NFL trades take time to blossom into something special. Monday night's unorthodox tilt between the Bills and Seahawks is a good example: Buffalo watched running back LeSean McCoy -- acquired last year -- continue to operate at an MVP level thi... more

When Art Modell moved the Browns to Baltimore more than two decades ago, the shift created a natural, bloodthirsty rivalry between the Ravens and the "new" Cleveland expansion team that launched in 1999. That rivalry, however, has never taken off.... more

As any viewer could see, Buffalo Bills coach Rex Ryan was a bundle of emotions during Monday night's enthralling and bizarre loss to the Seattle Seahawks. Already steamed over a series of botched calls by the officials that ultimately cost the Bi... more

Washington's churning and evolving backfield has a new lead dog. "Right now, I think it's going through Robert Kelley as I stand up here right now," Redskins coach Jay Gruden told reporters on Monday, per CSN Mid-Atlantic. The shift comes on th... more

A rousing start for the division-leading Atlanta Falcons has paid off for Thomas Dimitroff. The team on Monday signed their longtime general manager to a three-year contract extension that runs through 2019. Dimitroff's deal now mirrors that of hea... more

Josh Huff has a new home. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed the former Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver to their practice squad, the team announced Monday. The Eagles released Huff last week after the third-year pass-catcher was pulled over for... more

At age 34, Jason Witten refuses to take this season for granted. The Cowboys tight end lived through last year's seven-game losing streak, making this season's seven-tilt win streak -- the league's longest -- all the sweeter. "Damn, it feels good... more

Like defense? Then Sunday's Rams-Panthers tilt was for you. Carolina (3-5) staved off a rugged Los Angeles pass rush to forge a 13-10 win over a Rams club (3-5) clinging for life in the NFC West. Here's what we learned: 1. Frustrated Rams fans we... more

The high-flying Dallas Cowboys (7-1) had their way with the winless Browns on Sunday, marching out to an early lead and never looking back in a 35-10 romp over Cleveland (0-9). Here's what we learned: 1. Sunday was never in question for the surgi... more

The bad blood flowed early in Cleveland's Sunday afternoon 35-10 loss to the Cowboys. Both Browns center Cam Erving and Dallas pass rusher David Irving were ejected from the game for unnecessary roughness after fighting with each other deep in Cow... more

The Dallas Cowboys possess a fascinating young quarterback in rookie Dak Prescott. They also have Tony Romo, of course, the longtime veteran starter who practiced Thursday on a limited basis and drew rave reviews from pass-catching teammate Dez Bry... more

The winless Cleveland Browns are hoping a dose of Corey Coleman will help their chances Sunday against a loaded Cowboys club. Coach Hue Jackson told reporters Wednesday that the first-round receiver "had a really good week" of practice and looms as... more

Calais Campbell wasn't flagged for his low hit on Cam Newton, but the Cardinals defensive lineman will ultimately pay for his Sunday shenanigans. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday that Campbell was fined $18,231 for tackling the... more

Wade Phillips is back in business. NFL Network's James Palmer reported that the Broncos defensive coordinator returned to practice Wednesday after suffering a broken rib following a collision with a player during Sunday's win over the San Diego... more

Count Vikings coach Mike Zimmer among those stunned by the sudden resignation of offensive coordinator Norv Turner . "I was very, very surprised," Zimmer told reporters Wednesday, mere hours after word leaked that Turner planned to walk just seven... more

The Ryan Mathews disappearing act in Philly can't last forever. Right? Eagles coach Doug Pederson insisted Wednesday that the veteran runner remains the team's top back , according to Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer. Pederson went on to... more

Cleveland continues to dangle defensive backs as trade bait. While the Browns remain open to dealing Pro Bowl cornerback Joe Haden, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported that veteran cover man Tramon Williams could also be had in a swap ahead o... more

The Kansas City Chiefs have added a running back. With Jamaal Charles scheduled for another knee checkup , the team has signed Bishop Sankey, per agent Jason Bernstein. Sankey was signed off New England's practice squad to bolster a backfield th... more

The Philadelphia Eagles have a problem at wide receiver, but fear not: An old friend is here to save the day. After watching the team implode in Dallas on Sunday night, retired pass-catcher Terrell Owens was asked on Twitter if he might "want to co... more

Percy Harvin is back in our lives. The electric pass-catching return man signed a contract on Tuesday with the Buffalo Bills, the team announced . NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported that Buffalo will pay Harvin a generous $1 million, inclu... more


Packers need running back help -- but they don't need Knile Davis. The team on Monday released the veteran runner less than two weeks after acquiring Davis from the Kansas City Chiefs, the team announced. A source informed of the situation told NFL... more

The muddled mechanical snafus plaguing Blake Bortles have all but sunk the Jaguars this season. In an effort not to slide further into the abyss, though, Jacksonville's starting quarterback plans to do something about it. Bortles announced Monday... more

Less than a week after Arian Foster waved farewell to the NFL, another former Texans luminary is calling it quits. Wide receiver Andre Johnson informed the Titans of his plans to retire Monday, the team announced. Currently in Tennessee, the... more

In a battle between two AFC West foes, the world-champion Broncos (6-2) took care of business with a 27-19 win over the San Diego Chargers (3-5). Here's what we learned from Denver's big day: 1. Plenty changes from one football season to the next... more

The hot-and-cold Jets (3-5) needed a win on Sunday to save their season. New York got one with a 31-28 victory over the winless Cleveland Browns (0-8). Here's what we learned: 1. Ryan Fitzpatrick was a raging mess out of the gate, throwing for ju... more

Michael Bennett will watch Sunday's Seahawks game from the sideline. Seattle's Pro Bowl defensive lineman has been ruled out of the team's Week 8 tilt against the Saints because of the knee injury he suffered two weeks ago against the Falcons. In... more

It's on-again, off-again for Jamaal Charles. After suiting up last week, the Chiefs running back has been ruled out for Sunday's road tilt with the Indianapolis Colts. Coach Andy Reid announced the decision on Friday, capping a week that saw Char... more

After Browns quarterback-turned-receiver Terrelle Pryor went out of his way this week to stand up for Darrelle Revis, it didn't take long for the embattled Jets cover man to return the favor. "He's one of the best athletes in the NFL today," Revi... more

The New England Patriots have spent this entire century doing things their own way. In a league where trading players is more rare than one might expect, coach Bill Belichick has earned a reputation for constantly churning his roster by swinging de... more

Are the Browns finally about to get some positive news under center? Cleveland coach Hue Jackson told reporters on Thursday that "all signs are pointing to" veteran quarterback Josh McCown starting Sunday's home tilt against the New York Jets, per... more

Raiders linebacker Aldon Smith isn't giving up on his NFL career. Oakland general manager Reggie McKenzie told Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle that Smith has applied for reinstatement. The pass rusher's one-year suspension for violatin... more

As the NFL trade deadline draws near, it's worth noting that plenty of league swaps don't work out. Last spring's DeMarco Murray deal stands out as a counterpoint. While NFL types were wholly suspicious of the March trade that sent the disgruntled... more

The Giants practiced Thursday without a fully healthy Odell Beckham for a second consecutive day. The star wide receiver was limited Thursday after sitting out Wednesday's session due to a hip issue he endured in the first half of Sunday's win over... more

For the second day in a row, Joe Flacco was a no-show at Ravens practice. Baltimore's starting quarterback missed Thursday's session with the right shoulder issue that also kept him out of Wednesday's workout, per multiple reports. While Flacco... more

The Las Vegas Raiders? Not quite yet. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced Wednesday that the league has miles to go before green-lighting a franchise move to Nevada. "There's still a great deal of information that we need to gather with resp... more

The Baltimore Ravens have begun preparations for the New York Jets without the services of Joe Flacco. The team's starting quarterback was nowhere to be seen during Wednesday's practice, an absence coach John Harbaugh later addressed as a right sho... more

The Saints and their troubled defense are getting some much-needed help. Coach Sean Payton told reporters that first-round defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins is expected to practice on Wednesday for the first time since breaking his fibula during tra... more

NFL players have never been more accessible. Their personal lives are on full display as they romp about on social media, while every second of their Sunday work lives is published to the public on Game Pass . The league's 32 head coaches, though,... more

This year's Cincinnati Bengals don't look much like last year's Cincinnati Bengals. Last year's team rolled out to an 8-0 start behind a powerful, diverse ground game and a reliable air attack led by the hyper-efficient play of quarterback Andy Dal... more

Gary Kubiak is back. The Denver Broncos coach met with reporters on Monday after missing a week of practices and Thursday night's loss to the Chargers in order to recover from a complex migraine condition. "Had too much rest, unfortunately," Kubi... more

Luckily for Seattle's Michael Bennett, what initially looked like a major knee injury won't cost him much time -- if any at all. Still, that doesn't mean the Seahawks defensive lineman is thrilled about being the target of a cut block by Falcons le... more

The Dallas Cowboys (5-1) blazed into Lambeau Field on Sunday and scattered the Green Bay Packers (3-2) in a 30-16 wipeout that left little doubt about the better team. Here's what we learned: 1. Dak Prescott made another compelling case to keep hi... more

The Washington Redskins (4-2) leaned on a ferocious pass rush and a balanced, clock-draining offense to drop a 27-20 hammer on the Philadelphia Eagles (3-2) at FedExField. Here's what we learned: 1. Kirk Cousins has suffered endless criticism thi... more

The Cody Kessler train is rumbling toward Rocky Top. Browns coach Hue Jackson announced Thursday that Cleveland's rookie quarterback will suit up and start on Sunday against the Tennessee Titans. "Cody Kessler practiced (in) full," Jackson said,... more

Cam Newton is on the mend in Carolina. The Panthers franchise quarterback was limited in his return to practice Wednesday as he continued to work through concussion protocol, coach Ron Rivera said. Newton arrived on a cart with his cleats and helm... more

Jordan Reed's promising season has taken an ominous turn. The Redskins tight end is being evaluated for a concussion after experiencing symptoms during Tuesday's workout, per the team's official Twitter account. Reed missed Wednesday's practice an... more

San Diego Chargers fans have been shoved through the ringer over the first five weeks of the season. In blowing double-digit leads to the Chiefs and Saints -- and crumbling last Sunday against the upstart Raiders -- the Bolts find themselves glued... more

The Pittsburgh Steelers earned a reputation this summer for running some of the league's most physical practices under coach Mike Tomlin. Could that be at the root of a handful of injuries the team has suffered over the first five weeks of the seas... more

The spiraling Miami Dolphins need all sorts of help on defense, and they've found some in the form of Bene' Benwikere. The team was awarded the cornerback off waivers on Monday after Benwikere was released by the Panthers last week in the wake of... more

The Cardinals might not be without Carson Palmer for long. Coach Bruce Arians announced Monday the team to be injury-free, saying that he "thinks" his starting quarterback will clear concussion protocol before Wednesday's practice, per Kent Somers... more

To nobody's surprise, the floundering 49ers are considering a quarterback switch . Coach Chip Kelly confirmed as much during a Monday morning chat with KNBR-AM in San Francisco, saying: "We'll get together as a staff today and look at our game plan... more

The Cleveland Browns have churned through signal-callers at a wild and depressing pace this season, but the early word on Cody Kessler is positive. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that the rookie quarterback is expected to play in We... more

Perfect through five games, the upstart Minnesota Vikings are a team built around a rugged defense playing at a Super Bowl level here in October. The offense, though, has also been core to the team's early surge, led by the unlikely play of quarter... more

The Dallas Cowboys (4-1) jumped out to a big lead on Sunday and never looked back in a powerful 28-14 romp over the visiting Cincinnati Bengals (2-3). Here's what we learned: 1. Ezekiel Elliott is a fascination. The Cowboys rookie runner roared ou... more

The high-flying Minnesota Vikings are perfect through five games after a dominant 31-13 trouncing of the up-and-down Houston Texans (3-2). Here's what we learned from Sunday's rout: 1. People of Earth: It's time to take the Vikings very, very... more

To nobody's surprise, Odell Beckham has served as a lightning rod for criticism this season. While some of it feels on-point considering the wideout's recent rash of sideline outbursts, New York Giants offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan sees it... more

Terrelle Pryor will line up Sunday as Cleveland's top weapon through the air when the Browns host a back-from-the-wilderness Tom Brady and his mighty New England Patriots. The Browns quarterback-turned-receiver has been a sensation for Cleveland's... more

If Atlanta's high-powered offense comes as a surprise to most, that isn't the case with Gary Kubiak. After all, the Broncos coach spent years mentoring Falcons play-caller Kyle Shanahan during their time together in Houston, leading to plenty of sh... more

Donte Whitner is back in our lives. The team confirmed Wednesday the Washington Redskins signed the veteran safety. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported it's a one-year deal. A street free agent, Whitner had worked out for the Giants, Panthe... more

The NFL season moves quickly. We're already a quarter way through the campaign, with leafy September leaving plenty of ponderous offseason narratives shattered and scattered behind us in the rear-view mirror. Four weeks in, mounds of assumptions have... more

Coming off back-to-back hammer-dropping wins, the Seattle Seahawks have shoved their slow start into the rear-view mirror. With 64 points of offense over their past two weeks, the re-emergence of dangerous tight end Jimmy Graham, and a defense that... more

The Cleveland Browns are saddled with the unenviable task of facing a back-from-suspension Tom Brady and the New England Patriots on Sunday. Asked to sum up this latest bit of trickery from the football gods, coach Hue Jackson didn't mince words.... more

Patriots play-caller Josh McDaniels hit the airwaves Monday to shoot down rumors that coaches were upset with Jimmy Garoppolo's inability to get back on the field in time for Sunday's loss to the Bills. "Jimmy worked hard to get ready to go all wee... more

The Tennessee Titans are making a major change on special teams. The team announced Monday that Bobby April, in his first season as the club's special teams coordinator, has been relieved of his duties. The move comes one day after the Titans wer... more

We're rolling across the middle of America in the anti-lush confines of a wretchedly old, rose-colored Chrysler Cordoba. The wayward craft completely fails the eye test, but nobody's complaining. It was our only way to get to Cleveland for tomorrow's... more

The Dallas Cowboys (3-1) fell into an early hole against the 49ers (1-3), but came on strong in the second half to scatter San Francisco 24-17. Here's what we learned: 1. After jumping out to leads of 6-0, 10-0 and 17-0 over his first three starts... more

The Browns (0-4) put up a fight, but the Redskins (2-2) capitalized on three killer, second-half turnovers to seal Sunday's 31-20 win over Cleveland. Here's what we learned from Washington's first home victory of the year: 1. Kirk Cousins was a... more


Star receivers come packed with intriguing, and sometimes thorny, personalities -- something the Dallas Cowboys know well. With Dez Bryant facing fines for missing an MRI exam and team meetings on both Monday and Tuesday, coach Jason Garrett openly... more

When the Jaguars snatched up Myles Jack with 36th overall pick in the draft, the belief among Jaguars fans was that the vastly talented linebacker would play right away. That hasn't been the case, though, with the former UCLA star logging a paltry... more

Terrelle Pryor believes his 0-3 Cleveland Browns won't lose again this season. Steelers running back DeAngelo Williams simply doesn't agree with that forecast. "We're so close to getting over that hump," Pryor said this week. "Once we get over t... more

C.J. Spiller has found a new home in the Pacific Northwest. The free-agent running back has agreed to terms with the Seattle Seahawks, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday afternoon. Coach Pete Carroll later confirmed the move on a... more

J.J. Watt's season sits in jeopardy, but that doesn't mean the Texans are bailing on 2016. Despite their All-Universe defensive terror heading to injured reserve with a back injury, coach Bill O'Brien made it clear Wednesday that his players won't... more

Tonight's game airs exclusively on NFL Network at 8:25 p.m. ET. Last year's Bengals didn't lose their second game of the season until late-November in a Sunday night tumble against the Arizona Cardinals. This year's Bengals already find themselv... more

New England's pair of on-the-mend quarterbacks are making progress. Both Jimmy Garoppolo and Jacoby Brissett were seen by reporters throwing short passes during Wednesday's portion of practice open to the media. The two Patriots signal-callers were... more

April 20, 2016. The Cleveland Browns execute a blockbuster trade that sends the No. 2 overall pick in the draft to Philadelphia in exchange for a bushel of selections, including the Eagles' first-rounder in 2017. The Eagles use the pick to acq... more

A hyper-banged-up Indianapolis Colts defense is losing another contributor. The team announced Tuesday that Trent Cole was placed on injured reserve . The veteran outside linebacker had been dealing with a back injury. In a related move, the Colt... more

The praise flows fast and furious in the direction of Carson Wentz. After guiding Philadelphia to an unexpected 3-0 start, the Eagles' rookie quarterback is drawing heady comparisons from inside team walls -- and out. "He loves watching tape," Ea... more

The Raiders are parting ways Marcel Reece. Oakland released the veteran fullback on Monday, the team announced. "What he has meant to the organization and to me over the past few years is hard to put into words, but his actions, both on and off t... more

It's a special night in The Big Easy. This evening's Monday Night Football showdown between New Orleans and Atlanta marks the 10-year anniversary of the Saints returning to the Superdome after the unforgiving wreckage of Hurricane Katrina. The t... more

The Seattle Seahawks (2-1) erased the memory of last week's ugly loss to the Rams with a punishing and convincing 37-18 throttle-job of the San Francisco 49ers (1-2). Here's what we learned from Sunday's rout: 1. All those worries about Seattle's... more

After Cleveland kicker Cody Parkey missed a would-be, game-winning field goal at the end of regulation, the Miami Dolphins (1-2) struck down an injury-riddled Browns (0-3) team 30-24 in overtime, a win triggered by Jay Ajayi's 11-yard touchdown. Here... more

It's curtains for Austin Seferian-Jenkins in Tampa Bay. The Buccaneers released the third-year tight end following his early morning Friday arrest on suspicion of misdemeanor DUI and a driver's license violation, the team announced.  Seferian-Je... more

Another day, another drama under center for the New England Patriots. One week after losing Tom Brady's backup, Jimmy Garoppolo, to a banged-up shoulder, the team is dealing with an injury to rookie passer Jacoby Brissett. NFL Network Insider Ian... more

The Jacksonville Jaguars haven't been able to unleash Chris Ivory this season, but that could change in Week 3. Coach Gus Bradley talked positively about the running back suiting up for Sunday's home game against the Ravens, despite Ivory being lis... more

If there's reason to panic in Cleveland, don't ask Hue Jackson to lead the parade. The Browns coach on Thursday dismissed suggestions the sky is falling all over again, telling reporters the early season cavalcade of injuries are just part of the g... more

For eight frazzled fan bases clinging to hope for 0-2 teams, the early season has been a horror show. History tells us the NFL's remaining rash of winless clubs face an uphill climb toward January play. Since 1990, only 12.1 percent of 0-2 clubs ha... more

Ezekiel Elliott won't be punished for his Sunday gaffes. Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones made it clear on Tuesday that the rookie running back's two fumbles against the Redskins won't impact his carries in Week 3. "They will not. At all," Jones... more

Cleveland's endless quarterback dilemma has served as fertile ground for wiseacres, funnymen and quip-machines since the turn of the century. It's almost entirely deserved, too, because the Browns have swung and missed on roughly 485 signal-callers... more

The revolving door under center keeps spinning -- viciously, mercilessly, endlessly -- in Cleveland. Browns coach Hue Jackson announced Monday that Josh McCown will miss Sunday's game against the Dolphins with the ugly injury he suffered to his... more

The Panthers will ride into Week 3 without the services of Jonathan Stewart. Carolina coach Ron Rivera told reporters Monday that the veteran running back will miss Sunday's game against the Vikings with the hamstring injury he suffered in a 46-27... more

Tonight, the Carson Wentz Experience takes its act to the national stage. When the Eagles clash with the Chicago Bears on Monday Night Football , fans will be handed a full-fledged look at the rookie quarterback who Philadelphia hand-picked as the... more

Sunday was a special day in Southern California as the Rams (1-1) returned to Los Angeles. And what an afternoon it was, as the returning heroes short-circuited a Russell Wilson two-minute march to upset the Seahawks (1-1) in a bruising 9-3 grudge ma... more

The Ravens (2-0) found themselves down 20-0 against the Browns on Sunday, but Joe Flacco and Baltimore's offense never blinked, overcoming early mistakes with a steady, focused comeback effort that ended in a 25-20 win over Cleveland (0-2). Our takea... more

Rob Gronkowski is no guarantee to suit up for the Patriots in Week 2. The team on Friday listed the All-Pro tight end as questionable for Sunday's showdown with the Dolphins because of the nagging hamstring injury that kept him out of the opener.... more

The Denver Broncos hope to have Demaryius Thomas in the lineup on Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts, but he's far from a sure thing. NFL Media's James Palmer reported Friday that the Pro Bowl receiver is questionable for Week 2 with the hip inj... more

Let's make one thing clear: The Philadelphia Eagles have no doubts about their rookie quarterback. In fact, Carson Wentz is already drawing comparisons inside the building to a Hall of Famer. "Physically, he reminds me a little bit of a combinati... more

If the winless Jaguars plan to even their record against the Chargers on Sunday, they'll need to do so without a pair of key players. Jacksonville coach Gus Bradley announced Friday that both running back Chris Ivory and cornerback Prince Amukamara... more

For years, the Tennessee Titans operated as an outpost for high-potential, low-production enigmas at the receiver position. That ill reputation is changing thanks to rookie Tajae Sharpe. After looking like the team's best pass-catcher throughout th... more

Questions were raised last week after Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was allowed to play on after suffering helmet-to-helmet hits against the Denver Broncos. On Thursday night, game officials went out of their way to use extra caution with Bills... more

There's no such thing as a must-win game in Week 2, but the Bills and Jets are doing their best to test that weatherworn theory. In a clash between two 0-1 clubs looking to get their seasons back on track in the AFC East, consider what happens to t... more

Minnesota and Green Bay share a natural rivalry in the rough-and-tumble NFC North, but Vikings coach Mike Zimmer says it's not a rivalry at all -- at least not right now. "I think it's great for the fans," Zimmer said this week, per the St. Paul... more

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers boast one of the top running back duos league-wide in Doug Martin and Charles Sims. On Tuesday, they added some depth. The team signed former Falcons passing-down back Jacquizz Rodgers, the team announced. The Buccaneers al... more

For the second year in a row, the Browns have lost their starting quarterback to injury in the season-opener. With Robert Griffin III floating off to injured reserve with a battered non-throwing shoulder, Cleveland -- already facing a talent crisi... more

Monday Night Football has plenty to live up to. There have already been four games decided by one point in Week 1, the most in NFL history for a Kickoff Weekend. Sunday brought football back to the masses with a cool blast of wall-to-wall drama, a... more

The Eagles stunned the NFL last week by trading away veteran passer Sam Bradford to the Minnesota Vikings. It's not a decision Philadelphia's front office regrets. Since 2010, Bradford has posted just two career games with at least 275 yards, two... more

The NFC East clash between the Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants ended in wild fashion, giving the Giants their first victory in Dallas since 2012. 1. Dak Prescott had a chance to win his first NFL start as Dallas, down 20-19 , took over at their... more

Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz started off his NFL career a winner as Philly (1-0) topped the Browns by a 29-10 score at home. Wentz went from possibly being inactive to the Eagles' starting quarterback after Sam Bradford was dealt to Minnesota. So... more

The Buffalo Bills have endured a mountain of injuries and off-the-field issues this offseason. It's not over yet. Bills offensive tackle Seantrel Henderson was officially suspended by the NFL for the first four games of the 2016 season for violatin... more

Fantasy enthusiasts from east to west are waiting to find out which running back -- Thomas Rawls or Christine Michael -- plays the workhorse role for Seattle on Sunday against the Dolphins. Before that Week 1 encounter unfolds, however, the Seahawks... more

The Buffalo Bills have endured one hell of an offseason, but that doesn't alter the high expectations in Western New York. Veteran guard Richie Incognito told reporters Wednesday that it's an "unspoken rule around here that's it's playoffs or bust,... more

The Denver Broncos used the months after Super Bowl 50 to refashion a massive new contract for pass rusher Von Miller and lock down linebacker Brandon Marshall with a four-year, $32 million deal. One day before kicking off their title defense again... more

Colts owner Jim Irsay believes his team can carve out a "golden era" under Andrew Luck, but will fans be forced to wait another week to see their star quarterback?No, but Luck was officially limited during Wednesday's practice with a shoulder injury... more

The New Orleans Saints are planning to bring back a familiar face. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday that the team is signed veteran guard Jahri Evans to a one-year deal, per a source. Coach Sean Payton hinted the same on Wednes... more

Outside predictions on the Indianapolis Colts range all over the map, but team owner Jim Irsay believes his club -- armed with a healthy Andrew Luck -- is ready to return to the postseason. "Time will tell. I'm optimistic, personally. I think we ha... more

The quarterback carousel spins on in Denver. After releasing veteran Mark Sanchez on Saturday, the team quickly announced the signing of veteran journeyman Austin Davis to a one-year deal. Davis spent last season with the Browns, who released the... more

Colin Kaepernick's roster spot is safe in San Francisco, but he won't be the starter. The veteran quarterback made the team's 53-man lineup, but 49ers coach Chip Kelly announced Saturday that Blaine Gabbert will serve as starting quarterback agains... more

Mark Sanchez wasn't out of work for long. Minutes after NFL Network's James Palmer reported that the veteran passer had been released by the Denver Broncos, the quarterback-needy Cowboys swooped in to announce that Sanchez had signed a deal with Da... more

In one of Saturday's bigger surprises, Josh Sitton's long and productive run in Green Bay is over. The Packers released Sitton on Saturday, the team announced. NFL Network's Mike Garafolo first reported that the Packers' plan was to release the for... more

Saturday's trade of Sam Bradford to the Vikings has put a torch to the mythical concept of Carson Wentz's redshirt season in Philly. NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported after the swap that Wentz, the No. 2 overall pick, will start as soon as he's... more

The Vikings could have used Teddy Bridgewater's ghastly knee injury as an airtight excuse against any ugliness Minnesota encountered during the season ahead. If we've learned anything about coach Mike Zimmer and his team, though, the concept of lyi... more

Back during the quiet days of late July, Giants wideout Odell Beckham caused a stir with his public jabs against Josh Norman, saying that the Redskins cornerback stayed inside the NFC East to simply remain "relevant." After the two engaged in a... more

The Arizona Cardinals on Friday swung a trade to address a position of need. The club acquired cornerback Marcus Cooper from the Kansas City Chiefs in exchange for an undisclosed conditional pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. Both teams announced the swa... more

The season is off to a bad start for Rob Ninkovich. The reliable Patriots defender acknowledged Friday that he is facing a four-game suspension after testing positive for a banned substance. The league confirmed the punishment Friday afternoon.... more

The Tennessee Titans continue to part ways with underperforming, enigmatic wideouts. Two weeks after trading Dorial Green-Beckham to the Eagles, the team on Friday released Justin Hunter, a source informed of the move told NFL Network Insider Ian... more

Heading into the 2016 campaign, Around The NFL is taking a closer look at each division over the course of this week. Which storylines -- and players -- will define the coming months within each of the league's eight sectors? Check out the NFC South... more


Stevie Brown has found a new home in the NFC South. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday that the Carolina Panthers signed the free-agent safety to a one-year contract, per a source with knowledge of the move. The team later confirmed... more

Barkevious Mingo is still getting used to waking up in New England. After toiling for three years with a Browns team allergic to winning, the pass rusher is now a member of the mighty Patriots after Cleveland traded him to Belichick Land for a 2017... more

After a nasty holdout that left both Joey Bosa and the Chargers in an ugly place with each other, the first-round pass rusher finally returned to practice on Tuesday. So how did he look? "It was great to get him here," coach Mike McCoy said, per... more

The NFL on Tuesday watched its second starting quarterback go down in less than a week. Days after Cowboys star Tony Romo fractured his back, the Minnesota Vikings saw their promising roster rocked to the core as Teddy Bridgewater was rushed to the... more

The Jaguars are counting on plenty of first-round picks on defense to step up this season, but Bjoern Werner isn't one of them. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday that the team has released the former Colts draft pick after Werner fail... more

The phone is ringing in Dallas. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday that the Cowboys have received calls from teams hoping to trade for veteran running back Darren McFadden, per a source. Dallas, though, really wants to keep McFadden... more

Joey Bosa -- at long last -- is under contract. The Chargers announced Monday that they finally have signed the elusive first-round defensive end to a four-year contract. The deal ends one of the more nettlesome and controversial rookie holdouts... more

Cullen Jenkins is staying in the NFC East. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that the free-agent defensive lineman has signed a one-year deal with the Redskins, per a source informed of the deal. The Redskins later confirmed the move.... more

The Dallas Cowboys know how quickly life can change under center in the NFL. One week ago, they were content to have Tony Romo guiding them into the regular season. Today, it's all about preparing rookie Dak Prescott for his first pro start. With... more

Heading into the 2016 campaign, Around The NFL is taking a closer look at each division over the course of this week. Which storylines -- and players -- will define the coming months within each of the league's eight sectors? Check out the AFC North... more

Houston has found help for DeAndre Hopkins. If the preseason is any indication, the Texans have big plans for deep-threat Will Fuller, the ultra-fast first-rounder who now has touchdowns in back-to-back preseason tilts. The former Notre Dame star... more

Disaster has struck in Dallas. Cowboys coach Jason Garrett announced Saturday that starting quarterback Tony Romo underwent an MRI on Friday that revealed a broken bone in his back, per David Helman of the team's official website. Garrett labele... more

Eddie Lacy spent the offseason getting his body into football shape. Extra poundage might not be the last thing to go. The Packers running back acknowledged Friday that he's considering a major haircut after a 49ers linebacker pulled him down by th... more

The new-look Browns weren't much to see in a Friday night drubbing at the hands of Tampa Bay. Coach Hue Jackson agreed, acknowledging after the 30-13 loss, per "We sprung a leak in a lot of different places." Outside of Josh Gordon's... more

If Friday was any indication, Le'Veon Bell will be just fine. The Steelers running back showed no ill effects from last year's knee surgery, churning out 58 total yards in his first game action in 10 months during a 27-14 win over the Saints. Say... more

The third preseason game typically serves as a regular-season dress rehearsal for teams league-wide -- but not in Buffalo. Saddled with a banged-up, suspension-addled roster, coach Rex Ryan used Friday night's tune-up against the Redskins as a chan... more

Jameis Winston and the Bucs struggled for much of last week's joint practices with the Browns. Come game time, their fortunes flipped. Tampa Bay's second-year quarterback was an electric presence in Friday night's 30-13 slamming of Cleveland, an... more

Tyler Eifert hasn't given up on making a major difference for the Cincinnati Bengals this season. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Friday that the talented pass-catching tight end is targeting a return somewhere between Week 4 and Week 6, pe... more

Keanu Neal's rookie season is on hold. The Atlanta Falcons announced Friday the first-round safety will miss three to four weeks after suffering a knee injury in Thursday's preseason loss to the Miami Dolphins. An MRI on Friday revealed that Neal... more

The New York Jets hope to turn veteran wideout Eric Decker into something new this season: a deep threat. "You'll see more of that this year," said receivers coach Karl Dorrell, per Connor Hughes of "Eric will surprise a lot of people." E... more

While Ezekiel Elliott stole the show for the Cowboys, Thursday night marked yet another step forward for Seattle's Christine Michael. The Seahawks running back plowed for 58 yards on seven attempts against Dallas, bringing his totals over three... more

Panic over Teddy Bridgewater's shoulder can be put to bed. The Vikings quarterback told reporters on Wednesday that he's planning to play in Minnesota's third preseason game on Sunday against the San Diego Chargers. Bridgewater resumed throwing... more

If last week's display against the Saints is any indication, Jadeveon Clowney is ready to wreak havoc on the NFL. The Texans pass rusher left his mark on New Orleans, using brute strength to plow right through tackle Andrus Peat en route to a 14-ya... more

Jeremy Mincey is putting a bookend on his NFL career. The former Jaguars, Broncos and Cowboys defensive end announced his retirement on Tuesday over Instagram. "I played the game with love, passion and relentlessly to prove to people your heart... more

The Minnesota Vikings are treating Teddy Bridgewater with caution. The team's starting quarterback resumed throwing Tuesday after sitting out last week's preseason tilt against the Seahawks with a shoulder issue. Bridgewater, though, was restricted... more

The Cleveland Browns have been through hell and back with Josh Gordon. They aren't about to part ways with the oft-suspended wideout now that he's finally ready to play. NFL Media's Mike Garafolo reported Friday on NFL Network's Good Morning Footba... more

Joe Flacco's preseason slumber is over. The Baltimore Ravens quarterback told NFL Media's Adam Schein on Mad Dog Sports Radio that he plans to play Saturday against the Detroit Lions. Flacco hasn't seen game action since tearing his ACL last... more

Tom Brady is known for carving up defenses, but his ill-fated encounter with a pair of scissors was all anyone wanted to talk about on Tuesday. The Patriots passer sat out last week's preseason game against the Bears after slicing his thumb with t... more

The Karlos Williams experience is curtains in Buffalo. On Saturday the Bills released  the running back and Williams cleared waivers Monday, becoming a free agent. After arriving to camp out of shape, Williams was also set to serve a four-game... more

The health of Thomas Rawls has loomed as one of Seattle's biggest X-factors heading into the new season.  Coming off a broken ankle that required surgery, the second-year running back was activated off the physically unable to perform list two week... more

The Tennessee Titans didn't have a single wideout catch more than 36 passes a year ago. We don't expect that to be the case in 2016. Rookie receiver Tajae Sharpe put on another show in Saturday's 26-16 preseason loss to the Panthers, hauling in six... more

What a difference a week makes. Six days after getting stamped by the Titans for 288 yards rushing, the Chargers defense shut down the run in Friday night's 19-3 preseason win over the Arizona Cardinals. San Diego notably held star-in-the-making... more

The Tennessee Titans turned heads last week with a run-heavy pounding of the San Diego Chargers. It's just the preseason -- we get it -- but after watching the club pile up 288 rushing yards at a wild 8.7 yards per carry, this year's Titans have t... more

The Eagles have kept Carson Wentz tucked away in bubble wrap since the No. 2 overall pick suffered a hairline fracture to his ribs in Philly's preseason opener. The rookie quarterback remains day-to-day, but coach Doug Pederson told reporters that... more

His recent health scare was the last thing on the mind of Bruce Arians following Arizona's 19-3 loss to the San Diego Chargers on Friday. "I'm fine," the Cardinals coach said. "Just pissed." Arizona came out of the defeat injury-free, leaving Ar... more

A Dallas Cowboys quarterback is the biggest story of the preseason -- and his name isn't Tony Romo. Rookie backup Dak Prescott has lit up the earth over his first two games, dropping veteran-like dimes and throwing for more touchdowns (6) than... more

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady did not play in Thursday's preseason game against the Chicago Bears after he sliced his thumb on a pair of scissors by accident, a source informed of the situation told NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport. Brady was in uni... more

Make no mistake about it: Tennessee's decision to ship wideout Dorial Green-Beckham to the Eagles this week made a lasting impression on the Titans' locker room -- and especially Justin Hunter. Tennessee's inconsistent wideout knows he could be the... more

Steve Smith's body is almost ready for football. His mouth, however, is already operating at a Super Bowl level. "I felt like I let those guys down in the locker room," the Baltimore Ravens receiver told reporters on Thursday. "So for me to come ba... more

The Seattle Seahawks do things differently -- and they do them well. During coach Pete Carroll's six-year run with the team, he and general manager John Schneider have hit home runs on a rash of late-round picks and undrafted players who have playe... more

Colin Kaepernick on Wednesday threw the ball for the first time in a week, but don't expect to see him play Saturday against the Denver Broncos. Niners general manager Trent Baalke spoke cautiously about the quarterback after practice, telling Matt... more

If Dak Prescott plans to double down on last weekend's heroics, he'll need to wait. Dallas Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones announced Wednesday that starting quarterback Tony Romo will play a series or two in Friday's preseason tilt... more

The Buffalo Bills have taken another hit. Defensive tackle Marcell Dareus has been suspended four games for yet another violation of the NFL's substance abuse policy, the team confirmed via a statement . Dareus told reporters Wednesday the suspen... more

When football fans learned of Tuesday's trade between the Titans and Eagles -- a deal that sent enigmatic wideout Dorial Green-Beckham to Philly in exchange for reserve offensive lineman Dennis Kelly -- the first question from most was: "Who's Dennis... more

Joe Flacco hasn't played with a legitimate deep threat since Torrey Smith exited stage left to sign with the Niners. The Ravens quarterback believes that void has been filled, though, with the addition of Mike Wallace, who continues to make plays i... more

The buzz surrounding Devin Funchess continues to bubble up as August turns the corner toward September. At the start of camp, Panthers coach Ron Rivera praised the big-bodied second-year receiver, saying: "He's becoming such a good young pro and... more

The quarterback-needy Niners have found a veteran helper. Former Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder, who hasn't thrown a pass since 2014, signed a one-year deal with the San Francisco 49ers on Tuesday, the team announced. San Francisco needed... more

Dolphins fans are just days away from getting their first look at Arian Foster. Coach Adam Gase told reporters on Tuesday that the former Texans star is expected to make his preseason debut on Friday against the Dallas Cowboys. Foster sat out Mia... more

Disaster has struck the New Orleans Saints. First-round defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins was carted off the field during Monday's practice with a broken fibula based on initial tests, a source informed of the injury told NFL Media Insider Ian Rapop... more

It feels like 37 years ago when Josh Gordon wound up leading the NFL in receiving yards. In truth, it was much more recent than that -- 2013 -- but the starry Browns receiver has been a ghost since then, playing in just a handful of games the follo... more

The season is over before it began for Thad Lewis. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that the 49ers backup quarterback suffered a torn ACL in Sunday night's preseason loss to the Texans, per a source informed of the injury. The team la... more

The Bills aren't finished adding much-needed depth to their banged-up defense. Buffalo added veteran pass rusher Kroy Biermann to the mix Monday, the team announced. NFL Media's Conor Orr adds it's a one-year deal. Biermann, 30, spent his first e... more

It hasn't been a good day for rookie defensive tackles. On the same morning that Saints first-rounder Sheldon Rankins suffered a broken leg in practice , Bengals rookie tackle Andrew Billings underwent knee surgery on Monday to repair a torn menisc... more

It's just one largely forgettable preseason game, but Houston's Brock Osweiler hardly resembled a $72 million quarterback in Sunday's 24-13 win over the 49ers. The ex-Broncos passer fell victim to the flaws that occasionally plagued him as a first-... more

Blaine Gabbert had a chance on Sunday to sink a knife in San Francisco's hyped-up quarterback duel. Instead, he delivered a comprehensive mixed bag of positives and negatives in the 49ers' 24-13 loss to Houston. While Colin Kaepernick rested his s... more

San Francisco's quarterback battle -- if it's even still a battle -- is on hold. The 49ers announced that Colin Kaepernick will not play in Sunday's preseason opener against the Houston Texans. It's no surprise after the veteran passer missed... more

Cleveland's most dangerous playmaker is back on the field. Wide receiver Josh Gordon practiced Sunday for the first time since being reinstated from his league-imposed ban for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse, per multip... more

Seattle's Christine Michael and Tennessee's bulldozing combo of DeMarco Murray and Derrick Henry have stolen the show this weekend, but don't sleep on Devontae Booker. Denver's rookie running back has generated positive praise all summer inside tea... more

The Dolphins drafted Laremy Tunsil to become their left tackle of tomorrow. As for now, though, the first-rounder isn't quite ready for prime time. Beginning his pro career at left guard, Tunsil is currently notched behind the embattled Daniel Thom... more

The Philadelphia Eagles plan to keep Carson Wentz tucked away in bubble wrap during his rookie season, but they diverted from that strategy Thursday night. The No. 2 overall pick made his NFL debut in a 17-9 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, play... more

This time around, it matters. One year ago, Jimmy Garoppolo's healthy batch of preseason snaps were reduced to meaningless fodder once Tom Brady's four-game suspension was wiped away. With that ban locked back in for 2016, Garoppolo's handiwork on... more

Green Bay's typically explosive offense tumbled to earth last season, a swoon that had plenty to do with the loss of Pro Bowl receiver Jordy Nelson. With one of his favorite targets lost for the year, quarterback Aaron Rodgers was forced to run an... more

Since the turn of the century, Browns fans have lived with one ugly and enduring reality: other NFL teams house star players; Cleveland does not. So it goes for a franchise that has chewed through countless coaches, general managers and woebegone s... more

The buzziest name at Baltimore Ravens camp is an entirely unexpected figure: Terrance West. The third-year running back -- now on his third team since last August -- has drawn praise from coaches and dazzled Baltimore-area beat writers, with one sc... more

The banged-up Buffalo Bills can hardly afford to lose another player. Especially at the most important position in sports. Coach Rex Ryan was nonplussed to see starting passer Tyrod Taylor sacrifice his body on Monday for a practice-session touchdo... more

When Philadelphia hosts the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday night, Eagles wideout Jordan Matthews won't be on the field. Coach Doug Pederson announced Monday that the third-year receiver will miss a couple of weeks with knee soreness. The hope is... more

Lance Moore is calling it a career. The Atlanta Falcons on Monday announced that the veteran wide receiver is retiring from the NFL after more than a decade of action. Moore, 33, played for three different teams over 10 seasons, but is best known... more

The Buffalo Bills received some much-needed good news on Monday. The team announced that three key players -- wideout Sammy Watkins and defensive linemen Marcell Dareus and Kyle Williams -- have all passed their physicals and been lifted off the t... more

Arian Foster was described last week by The Miami Herald's Armando Salguero as playing "head and shoulders" above any other running back on the Dolphins' roster. This came just days after first-year coach Adam Gase told the newspaper that Foster,... more

A feisty afternoon of competition between star cover man Darrelle Revis and wideout Brandon Marshall boiled over into chaos at Jets camp on Friday. After beating Revis for an 80-yard touchdown catch, Marshall and the cornerback were seen jawing at... more

With Eric Berry still far away from Chiefs camp, Kansas City is bringing another safety in for help. The team signed  former Seahawks and Redskins backstop Jeron Johnson on Friday, the Chiefs announced. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport first reported... more

It's curtains for the offseason. We're mere hours away from two real football teams squaring off in the first live action since Super Bowl 50. Granted, the Hall of Fame Game is typically a snoozefest. Big-name starters watch sleepily in street cl... more

The Cleveland Browns in recent years have missed on a circus of first-round picks. Corey Coleman is here to shred that trend. Longtime beat writer Tony Grossi called the former Baylor wideout the "real deal" at training camp, where Coleman is work... more

Josh McCown has heard the whispers. With the Dallas Cowboys on the prowl for a quarterback, the veteran Browns passer acknowledged Thursday that the Cleveland brass have spoken with him about a potential trade. "Just leave it like that," McCown... more

The season might not be over yet for William Jackson. Bengals coach Marvin Lewis confirmed Thursday that the rookie cornerback will undergo surgery for the torn pectoral muscle he suffered  earlier this week. The team, though, believes Jackson coul... more

"He's still an elite corner for us," Jets coach Todd Bowles said Thursday about future Hall of Fame cornerback Darrelle Revis. Revis, though, acknowledged in a conversation with WFAN in New York that he would be open to shifting roles as his caree... more

While the Dallas Cowboys eye the market for a quarterback , could they be angling to trade a lineman, too? NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday that fans should "keep an eye" on veteran guard Ronald Leary. Per a source informed of the... more

Starting this season, the ball will be placed at the 25-yard line after touchbacks. Of all the rules changes adopted this offseason -- even if it's just a one-year experiment -- the touchback tweak might wind up having the most impact on the game.... more

The Dallas Cowboys spent all of last season churning through injured and ineffective quarterbacks. 2016 is off to a similar start. With backup passer Kellen Moore expected to be out three to four months with the broken ankle he suffered on Tuesday,... more

Jaguars fans are about to get an extended look at Myles Jack. Jacksonville defensive coordinator Todd Wash told reporters that the rookie linebacker will share reps with the starters during Wednesday's training camp practice. With veteran Paul... more

The Trent Richardson roller coaster is screaming back toward Planet Earth. The Baltimore Ravens on Tuesday waived the former first-round running back in order to sign wide receiver Chuck Jacobs . It's no surprise. Richardson, the former Browns a... more

Chip Kelly wants to see his quarterbacks in action before calling this fight. The San Francisco 49ers coach confirmed to reporters Tuesday that both Colin Kaepernick and Blaine Gabbert   -- currently splitting snaps at practice -- will be judged... more

Ryan Hewitt might not operate as a fantasy all-star, but the Cincinnati Bengals don't care about vicarious parlor games. The team signed H-back Ryan Hewitt to a three-year extension through 2019 worth $7.5 million on Tuesday, NFL Media Insider Ian... more

In June, Panthers coach Ron Rivera gushed over receiver Devin Funchess as being "light years ahead of where he was" as a rookie. The high praise out of Carolina just keeps coming. "He's becoming such a good young pro and understanding what it tak... more

DeAndre Hopkins has returned to the Houston Texans. A day after choosing not to report to training camp , the star wideout is ending his brief holdout Sunday. Hopkins announced his change of heart via a statement provided to NFL Media Insider Ian... more

Training camp is here -- and so are the injuries. NFL Media columnist Michael Silver reported Monday that Chargers wideout Stevie Johnson is facing surgery after suffering a torn meniscus during Sunday's practice, per a source familiar with the... more

The Cardinals addressed a major need this offseason when they worked out a trade with the Patriots for veteran pass rusher Chandler Jones. After piling up 12.5 sacks last season and 36 over his four years in New England, Jones is seen by his new... more


Still stashed away on the Houston Texans' physically unable to perform list, J.J. Watt acknowledged Sunday that he isn't certain when he'll return from back surgery. "I can't put a solid start date on when I can play. I don't plan on missing my f... more

Are the Patriots preparing to furnish the most talented tight end in football with a brand new contract? NFL Media's Mike Garafolo reported Sunday that Rob Gronkowski's agents, Drew and Jason Rosenhaus, are working with the team on a new deal, acco... more

Sammy Watkins is close to being unleashed in Buffalo. After undergoing offseason foot surgery, the Bills wideout has passed his obligatory conditioning test, per Tom Pelissero of USA Today. Watkins opened training camp on the physically unable t... more

Five months removed from playing at an MVP level in Super Bowl 50, Panthers defensive lineman Kony Ealy has been sidelined in Carolina. Jonathan Jones of The Charlotte Observer reported Sunday that Ealy is mired in the league's concussion protocol... more

The Cleveland Browns don't plan to waste any time naming a starting quarterback. Coach Hue Jackson told reporters on Thursday that he plans pick his first-string signal-caller "before the first preseason game,"  per Mary Kay Cabot of The Plain Deal... more

Jacksonville hasn't made the playoffs in nearly a decade, but linebacker Paul Posluszny believes this year's version of the team is ready to rumble. After spending nine years in the NFL with the Bills and Jaguars, the veteran defender believes... more

Pro Bowl defensive tackle Gerald McCoy has long been a leader in Tampa Bay, but he went out of his way on Wednesday to make one thing very clear: This is Jameis Winston's team going forward. "I love Jameis, man," McCoy said of the second-year Bucs... more

Antonio Brown wants a new deal, but he isn't planning to hold out for more cash. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported that the Pittsburgh Steelers wideout will report to training camp on Thursday, per a source. Set to make $6.25 million this y... more

The New York Jets are adding a running back just in time for training camp. NFL Media's Mike Garafolo reported that Gang Green is signing former Ravens and Jaguars runner Bernard Pierce, per a source informed of the agreement reached on Wednesday.... more

Josh Gordon won't be ready for training camp. The Cleveland Browns on Tuesday placed their back-from-suspension wideout on the active/non-football injury list after Gordon hurt his quadriceps while working out on his own this summer, per the team'... more

Eric Berry and the Chiefs were "miles apart" during their failed contract negotiations. They'll be miles apart during training camp, too. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday that the Pro Bowl safety is not planning to be on hand when C... more

Jordy Nelson's much-anticipated return to the field will come later than expected. NFL Media's Mike Garafolo reported Tuesday from Packers camp that the Green Bay wideout recently tweaked his knee working out, which prompted the team to place him o... more

Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict made his feelings about the Steelers clear in January, saying: "I hate Pittsburgh." Steelers fans likely feel the same about Burfict, who was suspended without pay for the first three games of the regular season... more

Devin Hester's run with the Atlanta Falcons is over. The team on Tuesday announced that the veteran return man and receiver has been released. It's no major surprise. Set to turn 34 in November, Hester was an obvious bubble candidate after spend... more

The Packers last May declined to pick up their fifth-year option on Datone Jones, but Green Bay hasn't given up on the former first-rounder. After switching from defensive end to outside linebacker during last year's campaign, Jones used this... more

The Jaguars have said all along they expect Jalen Ramsey to be ready for the start of training camp. That message hasn't changed. Jacksonville general manager Dave Caldwell told reporters Monday that the first-round defensive back will be full-go... more

Josh Gordon is back. The NFL announced Monday that the Cleveland Browns wide receiver has been reinstated on a conditional basis. Gordon will have to serve a four-game suspension before he can play again for the Browns, but he will be allowed to... more

Anthony Davis is officially ready to make his return to the field. After announcing his temporary retirement last June, the 49ers offensive tackle tweeted Monday that he has sent in the necessary paper work to rejoin the NFL: My Official Reinstat... more

Aldon Smith is back in the news for the wrong reasons. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that the NFL is looking into a video clip that allegedly shows a man who could be the suspended Raiders pass rusher smoking a hand-rolled cigarett... more

The NFL world woke up Friday to the passing of Dennis Green at the age of 67. The former Vikings coach -- who led the franchise to eight playoff appearances in 10 seasons -- is best remembered for his 1998 team, a devil-may-care juggernaut that... more

Dennis Green, the former Minnesota Vikings and Arizona Cardinals coach, passed away Thursday night from complications of cardiac arrest, according to his family. He was 67. Green's family made the announcement in a statement to NFL Media Insider Ia... more

The Steelers reached the playoffs last year despite losing Ben Roethlisberger and Le'Veon Bell for a combined 15 starts. The 2016 season hasn't even begun and Pittsburgh has already lost game-changing wideout Martavis Bryant to a year-long suspensi... more

If Ray Rice has an opportunity to play in the NFL again, he plans to use his game checks to battle the issue of domestic violence. The former Ravens running back was released by Baltimore in September 2014 after video surfaced of Rice punching his... more

Are we inching closer to a decision on the fate of Josh Gordon? NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell met in person with the Browns receiver on Wednesday regarding his return to the field, per sources informed... more

After satisfying Von Miller with a massive, long-term contract extension, the next to-do item for the Super Bowl-winning Broncos is clear: pick a starting quarterback. According to Sylvester Williams, that's already been done. The defensive tackle... more

David Amerson finished last season as one of the NFL's most-improved cornerbacks. Deep-sixing the Xbox helped. After signing a four-year, $38 million extension last week , the Raiders cover man explained how he went from getting cut by Washington l... more

Washington's Josh Norman can't be thrilled to hear Odell Beckham Jr. crown Patrick Peterson -- a player he's never faced -- as the "best cornerback" in the NFL. Unfortunately for Norman, though, Beckham was just getting started. The New York Gia... more

Days away from training camp, the Detroit Lions are adding competition along the defensive line. The team on Wednesday announced the signing of free-agent end Quanterus Smith on Twitter: #Lions sign free agent DE Quanterus Smith ??:... more

Armed with a mountain of new cash, Jets defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson is vowing to be in uniform for New York's regular-season opener against the Cincinnati Bengals. "Yeah, I'll be ready for Week 1," Wilkerson told reporters Wednesday durin... more

The Minnesota Vikings used this year's draft to furnish third-year quarterback Teddy Bridgewater with a big, physical target in Laquon Treadwell. The first-round selection is one of 11 wideouts on Minnesota's roster heading into training camp, but... more

As expected, Franchise Tag Friday came and went without the Redskins handing Kirk Cousins a long-term deal. Both sides appear comfortable with the result. Washington general manager Scot McCloughan wants to see more of the team's starting quarterba... more

The Miami Dolphins weren't kidding about their interest in Arian Foster. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that the Dolphins will sign the former Texans star running back to a one-year deal, per a source. The Dolphins later confirmed t... more

Kawann Short will be on the field when the Panthers kick off training camp later this month. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that Carolina's stellar defensive tackle will report for duty after skipping a portion of organized team... more

In Around The NFL's "Making the Leap" series , we spotlight emerging players to keep an eye on in 2016. Whether rising from no-namer to quality starter or jumping from standout to superstar, each of these individuals is poised to break through in the... more

Le'Veon Bell and DeAngelo Williams were on the field together for just six snaps last season, but the Steelers expect that to change in 2016. "There are definitely going to be packages where me and 'D-Lo' are going to be out there at the same time... more

Say goodbye to the NFL offseason. Friday brought a flood of news and moves to our doorstep as a handful of teams handed out massive, long-term extensions ahead of the 4 p.m. ET deadline. It was more than just money being tossed around, though, as... more

In a stunning final chapter to Franchise Tag Friday, the Jets have locked up defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson with a massively lucrative long-term contract. The team announced the deal on their Twitter page, putting an end to a summer-long dra... more

Eric Berry will play out this season without a new long-term deal. The Chiefs and their Pro Bowl safety failed to reach an agreement ahead of Friday's franchise tag deadline, a source familiar with the negotiations told NFL Media's Rand Getlin.... more

In the end, Broncos general manager John Elway found a way to keep Von Miller happy for years to come. So what's next? With Denver's pass-rushing wonder now positioned as the highest-paid defensive player in NFL history , it's time for the Broncos... more

Negotiations between kicker Justin Tucker and the Baltimore Ravens have turned ugly. Due $4.572 million this season under the franchise tag, Tucker has vowed to play elsewhere in 2017 if the team fails to offer an acceptable long-term deal prior to... more

In Around The NFL's "Making the Leap" series , we spotlight emerging players to keep an eye on in 2016. Whether rising from no-namer to quality starter or jumping from standout to superstar, each of these individuals is poised to break through in the... more

The Max Tuerk era rolls on in Southern California. It's just moving a hundred miles south. The Chargers on Thursday signed their third-round center to a four-year deal, per the team's Twitter feed: It's official!? @maxtuerk more

We kicked off our annual summertime Making the Leap series on Thursday with Houston Texans pass rusher Jadeveon Clowney. So who else made the list? We'll let you find out in real time, but here's a *spoiler alert* for good measure: Cleveland ru... more

Malcolm Smith played with a host of defensive luminaries during his four years in Seattle, but the Raiders linebacker still can't find a comparison for Oakland's biggest star. "I've never seen anybody like Khalil Mack, to be honest with you," Smit... more

Whether Mark Sanchez or Paxton Lynch wins the job this summer, the Denver Broncos don't plan to ask their starting quarterback to save the world. Coming out of the club's offseason program, running back C.J. Anderson made it clear that life without... more

Ricardo Lockette's playing days are over, but his path away from the NFL hasn't dimmed one terrifying moment from last season. The former Seahawks receiver was forced to retire in May because of the neck injury he suffered in a game last November... more

The Houston Texans used this offseason to add speed and new weaponry to a passing offense now led by quarterback Brock Osweiler. Instead of asking Pro Bowl receiver DeAndre Hopkins to do it all by himself again, the Texans drafted a first-round dee... more

Cleveland's quarterback room is down to four. The Browns on Thursday cut ties with backup passer Connor Shaw, who made one start over the past two seasons and was a long shot to make the team. The third-year signal-caller out of South Carolina firs... more


Sheldon Richardson's season will start later than planned. The NFL announced Thursday that the New York Jets defensive lineman has been suspended without pay for the first game of the 2016 regular season for violating the league's personal-conduct... more

Howie Roseman's offseason-long quest to rid the Eagles of any remembrance or trace of former coach Chip Kelly has plenty to do with how the team is allotting its cash. "When you look at it, some of the mistakes we've made have been going out and... more

We all knew it was coming: Andrew Luck signing his massive, new contract  was just a matter of time. After the Colts made their star quarterback the highest-paid player in NFL history, the franchise has the most important position in sports locked... more

Cory Redding is calling it quits. The veteran defensive lineman announced his intentions to retire over Twitter on Wednesday: I'm leaving the game I've played for 23 years. Thanks to the teams I played for, coaches, teammates, fans and my family... more

One day after Houston was buried by the Chiefs in January's AFC wild-card showdown, Texans pass rusher Jadeveon Clowney promised big things for 2016, saying: "I'm going to come back and dominate the league." Clowney, though, didn't even play in tha... more

Assuming Tom Brady's four-game suspension sticks, Jimmy Garoppolo will guide the Patriots into battle when they face the Arizona Cardinals in Week 1. Nobody can mask the loss of Brady, but Garoppolo's teammates have come out of the woodwork to prai... more

The NFL on Tuesday lost one of the game's most celebrated and feared defensive innovators with the passing of Buddy Ryan at age 85. His twin sons, Rex and Rob, lost much more. "On behalf of the entire Ryan family, we want to take this opportunit... more

Mike Singletary is returning to the NFL. The Hall of Fame linebacker and former head coach of the 49ers on Tuesday told WSCR-AM in Chicago  that he will work with the Los Angeles Rams defense this season in an advisory role. Singletary has been o... more

Tom Brady is on fire. The Patriots quarterback has ripped off three straight completions against my Bengals defense. To counter, I shift into a four-man front and send Carlos Dunlap on a blitz. The ball is snapped and Brady -- annoyingly -- lo... more

Wideout Mike Wallace isn't the only member of the Ravens' offense with high expectations for 2016. Coach John Harbaugh says his players have made tangible strides under second-year coordinator Marc Trestman. "We're going to be in much better sha... more

The Baltimore Ravens are counting on free-agent pickup Mike Wallace to bring a downfield element to their passing game -- and the veteran wideout doesn't plan to disappoint. "I think I've gotten better, even though (the) numbers don't say so," the... more

The NFL's summertime snooze begins now. With all 32 teams wrapping up mandatory minicamp on Thursday, you won't be hearing anything substantive from Rex Ryan, Rob Ryan or Ryan Tannehill until training camp launches nationwide in late July. These... more

Von Miller doesn't plan to suit up for the Broncos this season without a big-money, long-term contract. Denver's uber-talented pass rusher made that crystal clear Thursday on his Instagram account: A photo posted by Von Miller (@vonmiller) on Ju... more

It's been a good week for The Glowing Ginger Man. Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton on Wednesday night earned his first-ever appearance on the NFL Network's annual Top 100 list. The veteran passer also earned the respect of a new teammate. Wide... more

Fifteen quarterbacks made the NFL Network's The Top 100 Players Of 2016 . Andy Dalton sits smack dab in the middle of that group. Our friendly cast of player-voters ranked seven quarterbacks -- Derek Carr, Andrew Luck, Kirk Cousins, Alex Smith, Bla... more

Eugene Monroe's run with the Ravens is over. Baltimore released the veteran left tackle after trade talks crumbled with the New York Giants, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported. The team later announced the release Wednesday. Coach John Harba... more

Three Octobers ago, Baltimore swung a trade with the Jacksonville Jaguars for left tackle Eugene Monroe. Now the Ravens are looking to ship him out of town. Coach John Harbaugh confirmed Tuesday that the team is involved in trade talks to move the... more

"Who is the new guy?" teammates joked as Victor Cruz took to the field Tuesday during mandatory minicamp. The veteran Giants wideout was seen running routes and catching passes during individual drills before sitting out the team portion of pract... more

San Diego's three-day mandatory minicamp kicked off Tuesday without any sign of rookie pass-rusher Joey Bosa. The No. 3 overall pick in the draft is staying away from practice because of a stalemate in negotiations with the Chargers over his rookie... more

Seahawks defensive coordinator Kris Richard didn't mince words this week in describing Seattle's line depth. "It's staggering," Richard told KIRO-AM. "It's very reminiscent of the 2013 year in regards to our edge rushers, which is really cool."... more

There's no offseason. Not in today's NFL. While other team sports still drift into hibernation between campaigns, pro football's constantly churning news cycle keeps the NFL front and center 12 months a year. Shadowy League Figures love the atten... more

Miami Dolphins safety Reshad Jones is taking his offseason holdout to the next level. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that Jones plans to sit out this week's mandatory minicamp as part of his quest for a new long-term deal, per a sou... more

Stephon Gilmore is back in the fold with the Buffalo Bills. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that the veteran cornerback will show up for this week's mandatory minicamp, per a source informed of his plans. Gilmore sat out of Buffalo's... more

The window on Wes Welker's playing career is all but closed, but his foray into coaching is just beginning. The former Patriots, Broncos and Dolphins receiver spent two days this week serving as a guest coach for the Baltimore Ravens. Welker was on... more

After the Arizona Cardinals came within a game of Super Bowl 50, nothing less than a championship will be viewed as a success in 2016. A month out from training camp, coach Bruce Arians likes what he sees so far from this year's roster. "We just... more

After fielding the league's weakest group of wide receivers in 2015, the Cleveland Browns used this offseason to completely revamp the position. After grabbing first-round pass-catcher Corey Coleman, the team drafted another trio of pass-catchers i... more

The Titans are generating plenty of buzz this offseason, but it won't mean a thing until Tennessee actually piles up autumn wins. With general manager Jon Robinson working behind the scenes to revamp the culture inside the building, players claim t... more

Chicago's evolving front seven remains one of the NFC's more under-the-radar position groups. The linebacking unit is deep and versatile with Danny Trevathan and Jerrell Freeman roaming the inside and Pernell McPhee, Lamarr Houston and first-rounde... more

Cleveland Browns coach Hue Jackson needs to see more from his grab bag of signal-callers before naming a starter. After watching Robert Griffin III, Josh McCown and others battle it out during this week's minicamp, Jackson stated Thursday that he's... more

When Miami swung a trade with the Eagles in March to acquire cornerback Byron Maxwell and linebacker Kiko Alonso, the move was met with mixed emotions by Dolphins fans. Maxwell struggled mightily in Philadelphia last season, while Alonso -- a... more

Ryan Clady wasn't surprised by Denver trading him to the Jets this offseason -- but he wasn't exactly thrilled, either. "I think it stings a little bit, a little chip on my shoulder," the veteran left tackle said Wednesday, per Darryl Slater of NJ... more

We need to accept this list for what it is. NFL Network's "The Top 100 Players Of 2016" -- compiled through an enigmatic voting process that includes some players -- excels at generating weekly talking points and mystifying head-scratchers. That k... more

Robert Griffin III was the subject of an article last month that painted the former Redskins quarterback as an often untrainable product under center. "We tried to get him to slide," Griffin's former coach, Mike Shanahan, told "... more

Baltimore's Crockett Gillmore doesn't care about the pairing of Rob Gronkowski and Martellus Bennett in New England -- or any other gaggle of tight ends around the league. "This is the best group in the NFL," Crockett said of his own position grou... more

The Buffalo Bills have made it official with Cardale Jones. The team on Tuesday signed the fourth-round quarterback, the final member of Buffalo's seven-man rookie class to ink his deal. Jones joins the Bills after recording an 11-0 mark at Ohio... more

Anyone else tired of hearing about Sam Bradford and Colin Kaepernick? I feel you. It's nothing personal, but both quarterbacks have been the subject of endless offseason speculation and narratives. Meanwhile, all 32 teams have reshuffled the deck... more

The Green Bay Packers are counting on Jared Cook to play a central role on offense this season, but they'll need to wait for the tight end to get back on the field. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Friday that Cook recently underwent a foot... more

As big of a mess Johnny Manziel was for the Browns, the returns on Justin Gilbert haven't been much better. The third-year cornerback has started just three games since he was taken with the eighth overall pick in 2014. The Browns got just 201 snap... more

Carlos Dunlap has operated as a consistently productive pass rusher from the minute he hit the NFL. That won't be enough in 2016. The Cincinnati Bengals end has set his sights on something loftier: breaking Michael Strahan's NFL-record 22.5 sacks f... more

The Cleveland Browns have yet to learn if Josh Gordon's indefinite suspension will be lifted in time for Week 1, but Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown believes the receiver is making progress. "I've talked with Josh twice on the phone, and the la... more

Eagles quarterback coach John DeFilippo has worked with his share of young quarterbacks. He was a Jets assistant in 2009 when New York drafted Mark Sanchez and spent plenty of time with Derek Carr during the passer's rookie campaign in Oakland. He... more

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott admitted last week that the raw speed of the NFL caught him off guard, saying: "The game moves so much faster." Another handful of practices, though, have helped the No. 4 overall pick settle in, especia... more

Hue Jackson said last month that he planned to name Cleveland's starting quarterback "way before we play," but the new Browns coach confirmed Wednesday that he isn't ready to make that decision just yet. "When the time is right, trust me, you guy... more


The Dallas Cowboys on Tuesday made it official with both of their fourth-round draft picks. Dallas signed quarterback Dak Prescott and defensive end Charles Tapper, the team announced. Prescott (taken No. 135 overall) looms as a potential long-t... more

The season is over before it began for Tim Wright. The Detroit Lions announced Tuesday that the fourth-year tight end was placed on season-ending injured reserve with a torn ACL. Detroit made the move after Wright cleared waivers. Wright was acqu... more

Dorial Green-Beckham insisted in March that he could operate as a top wideout for the Tennessee Titans. "That's my motivation," said DGB. "To go out in the offseason and work hard and try to become that No. 1 receiver and go out there and just... more

Only four teams in the NFL allowed more points per game last year than the leaky Philadelphia Eagles. The defense was a mess, operating as a wide-open barn door for opponents to ride through at ease, which resulted in plenty of white-hot criticism... more

Bruce Irvin isn't the only Raiders player who sees Oakland as a club on the rise. After the pass rusher said the Silver and Black were "ready to take that next step" and capture the AFC West, Oakland's longest-tenured position player chimed in abo... more

Suspended Dolphins pass rusher Dion Jordan believes his football career is far from over. The No. 3 overall pick in the 2013 draft, Jordan plans to apply for NFL reinstatement on Wednesday after a failed drug test in December 2014 triggered an... more

Bruce Irvin didn't leave the Seahawks to join a sinking ship. The new Raiders pass rusher believes the fun will continue in Oakland, where general manager Reggie McKenzie has built a roster generating plenty of buzz . "You could definitely tell i... more

Kirk Cousins is seeking help. The Redskins quarterback is using part of his offseason to track down a host of current and former quarterbacks for advice on how to attack the seven-month stretch between games. "Basically, I'm trying to figure that... more

Calvin Pryor shook off a shaky rookie season to produce a promising campaign in 2015. The Jets safety, though, insists we still haven't seen him at full power. "Not even," Pryor told NJ Advance Media. "I haven't even hit the ceiling fan yet." Th... more

He hasn't played a game in two years, but Dennis Pitta isn't ready to toss in the towel. On the rebound from a twice-fractured hip, the Ravens tight end believes he'll be a factor this season after drawing praise in May from coach John Harbaugh, wh... more

After watching last season implode in ugly fashion, the Dallas Cowboys know what they need to stay afloat in 2016: A full campaign from quarterback Tony Romo. "At the end of the day, it's all about Tony's health, " Cowboys executive VP Stephen Jone... more

C.J. Anderson's feathers aren't easily ruffled. The Broncos running back confirmed Friday that he has no problem with the brash words uttered by rookie Devontae Booker, the fourth-round runner who promised to make a stir in Denver right out of the... more

Whether or not the Jets ultimately re-sign Ryan Fitzpatrick, the buzz around rookie quarterback Christian Hackenberg continues to stream out of Florham Park. After Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan hinted that the former Penn State passer could p... more

It has been another offseason of change for the 49ers, but for defensive end Arik Armstead, San Francisco feels more like home than ever before. Having played for coach Chip Kelly at Oregon -- alongside 49ers first-round pick DeForest Buckner --... more

Cam Newton is coming off a pristine regular season that ended with an much-deserved MVP award -- but is he just getting started? Panthers coach Ron Rivera believes as much, telling a North Carolina radio station Wednesday that his prized quarterba... more

Three months removed from his final snap on the field, Peyton Manning says his retirement is going swimmingly. "People tell me that I'm going to miss football, that I'm going to have withdrawals. But I got my fill ," Manning said during the... more

Browns quarterback Robert Griffin III is far away from our nation's capital, but he can't seem to escape questions about his topsy-turvy career with the Redskins. Meeting with reporters in Cleveland on Wednesday, Griffin was asked about a story by... more

Ryan Fitzpatrick's public game of chicken with the New York Jets has left the club with a burning question mark on offense. Gang Green's defense, though, doesn't plan to skip a beat come September. Asked Monday if New York's secondary can be among... more

Carson Palmer came within a game of the Super Bowl last season. This year, nothing less will do. The Cardinals quarterback arrived Tuesday for Arizona's organized team activities with one goal, saying: "I enjoy working to prove doubters wrong."... more

If the Cleveland Browns plan to wind their way out of darkness, it will come through the draft. Vice president of football operations Sashi Brown made that plan clear when he swapped the No. 2 overall pick to Philadelphia for a bounty of selections... more

The Tennessee Titans have dumped a quarterback. The team on Monday waived backup Zach Mettenberger, their sixth-round draft pick from 2014. After playing second fiddle to Marcus Mariota last season, Mettenberger was whispered about as a candidate... more

Patriots tight Rob Gronkowski is convinced that Tom Brady's four-game suspension will be scattered to the wind by September. Gronk told ESPN on Thursday that he was with Brady at the team facility in April when the U.S. Second Court of Appeals... more

The Vikings have Teddy Bridgewater's new best friend under contract. First-round wideout Laquon Treadwell signed his rookie deal on Thursday, according to his representatives at Impact Sports Management: Congratulations Laquon Treadwell... more

The Philadelphia Eagles have their quarterback of the future under contract. Carson Wentz signed a four-year contract on Thursday, the team announced. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reports the deal is worth $26.67 million and includes a $17.6 mill... more

"The Top 100 Players of 2016" continued Wednesday on NFL Network with the unveiling of Nos. 81 through 90. We were handed a total charade last week, as the NFL Network's annual Top 100 exercise ranked Andrew Luck as the 92nd best player in footb... more

With the Broncos losing a handful of starters off last year's defense, T.J. Ward has heard all the chatter about Denver taking a step back this season. The Pro Bowl safety swatted that down this week, telling Cameron Wolfe of The Denver Post that h... more

Colts fans weren't thrilled with how last season played out, and neither was Frank Gore. The Indianapolis running back acknowledged this week that he was peeved to miss out on 1,000 yards rushing for just the second time since 2006. "I'm not over... more

Last July, Cardinals coach Bruce Arians made Jen Welter the first female assistant coach in NFL history. This offseason, Arians has a new helper in town: Byron Leftwich. The former Jaguars, Falcons, Bucs and Steelers signal-caller is working... more

The arrival of rookie wideouts Will Fuller and Braxton Miller have made one Texan a very happy man: DeAndre Hopkins. Houston's star receiver approves of a focused draft haul that saw coach Bill O'Brien and general manager Rick Smith add speed and... more

Paxton Lynch has been talked about as a quarterback needing time to bloom and develop at the NFL level. First-round passers, though, don't sit for long. Jared Goff and Carson Wentz will play this season -- and Lynch won't be far behind. "Is that... more

Say what you will about San Francisco's quarterback situation. The Niners have their issues, but they also have their first-round pick under contract. NFL Media's Rand Getlin reported Friday that DeForest Buckner has signed his rookie contract with... more

The Bills were beset by infighting during Rex Ryan's first season in Buffalo. Don't expect any lip, though, from Cardale Jones. The rookie quarterback, chosen in the fourth round, came out strong on Friday in favor of Rex. "(He) might be my lon... more

The New York Giants have Eli Apple under contract. The team announced Friday that the first-round cornerback signed his rookie deal just before Big Blue opened rookie minicamp. Apple's four-year pact also includes a fifth-year option. The 10th ov... more

Mario Edwards is back. The Raiders defensive end announced Friday that he received "final clearance" to resume his career after suffering a season-ending neck injury last December. Edwards shared the news on his Instagram account: A photo posted... more

Taking less money to stay with the Patriots? That arrangement works for Danny Amendola. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Friday that the wideout has agreed to a restructured, two-year deal that will pay him $7.35 million with another $750,00... more

The Tennessee Titans plan to attack teams next season with a grind-it-out run game anchored by DeMarco Murray and a beefed-up offensive line. First-round tackle Jack Conklin will help. The 6-foot-6, 308-pounder out of Michigan State left a vivid... more

The San Francisco 49ers have been widely panned for a ho-hum quarterback room featuring Blaine Gabbert and a disgruntled Colin Kaepernick. The team, though, is excited about the rookie they added in the sixth round of last week's draft: Jeff Driske... more

If left tackles are no longer "safe" first-round picks , Weston Richburg is doing his best to change the narrative at center. The New York Giants pivot is one of a handful of big-bodied NFL blockers training at the O-Line Performance Center in Chan... more

New England didn't have a first-round pick this year, but it didn't take the Patriots long to sign their second-round selection. Cornerback Cyrus Jones inked his rookie deal Thursday, according to multiple reports. The No. 60 overall pick out of Al... more

The lack of a reliable backup quarterback deep-sixed the Dallas Cowboys a year ago. Brandon Weeden, Matt Cassel and Kellen Moore stumbled and bumbled their way to an ugly 1-11 record in Tony Romo's absence. Time for a change, right? Wrong. Ask... more

It's over for Mike Adams in Pittsburgh. The Steelers released the veteran offensive tackle Thursday with a failed physical designation. Adams, a second-round pick in 2012, missed all of last year after undergoing an offseason back procedure. Spe... more

"The Top 100 Players of 2016" kicked off Wednesday on NFL Network with the unveiling of Nos. 91 through 100. Are there 91 better players than Andrew Luck? No way, but that's where the Colts quarterback plopped down in the first installment of "T... more

You've just received the most important phone call of your entire life -- but is it for real? That's what former Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones asked himself when the Bills called to inform him he would be the final pick of the fourth round... more

With Colin Kaepernick still rehabbing from a rash of offseason surgeries, Blaine Gabbert is making the most of his snaps in San Francisco. "He's definitely taking control," tight end Garrett Celek said of Gabbert, per CSN Bay Area's Matt Maiocco.... more

The Cardinals march into next season as one of the NFC's most talented teams and logical candidate for Super Bowl LI. Gearing up for this weekend's rookie minicamp, coach Bruce Arians knows anything less than a championship won't cut it in Arizona,... more

Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie talked all offseason about finding a running back to pair with Latavius Murray. Oakland waited until the fifth round to address the position, but McKenzie believes he's found an answer in DeAndre Washington o... more

Burning roster needs: Defense Burning roster needs: Offense The 2016 NFL Draft has come and gone, helping teams league-wide to fill a rash of roster holes. The Los Angeles Rams turned quarterback into a strength by trading up for Cal's Ja... more

Some teams talk about drafting the best player available. Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan just does it. That played out in the first round of last week's draft, when Washington -- widely projected to grab a defensive lineman -- went after... more

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford sees Carson Wentz as a threat to his job. He's right. Wentz, though, still has plenty to learn about Bradford, who continues to remain absent from the team's facility. "Yeah, I've seen him play a littl... more

Burning roster needs: Offense Burning roster needs: Defense The 2016 NFL Draft has come and gone, helping teams league-wide to fill a rash of roster holes. The Los Angeles Rams turned quarterback into a strength by trading up for Cal's Ja... more


After swapping a horde of draft picks since Thursday night, Cleveland has swung a deal for something else: A veteran cornerback. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Saturday that the Browns have traded for Dolphins cover man Jamar Taylor. To... more

The Kansas City Chiefs have plenty of faith in Alex Smith, but that didn't stop them from adding another quarterback on Saturday. The Chiefs used their fifth-round pick (No. 162) on Kevin Hogan, the 6-foot-3, 214-pound passer out of Stanford. "He... more

The Dallas Cowboys have finally picked a quarterback. The team on Saturday used their fourth-round pick -- at No. 135 overall -- to pick Dak Prescott out of Mississippi State. "He's a solid prospect to develop as a starting quarterback," NFL Medi... more

The Oakland Raiders made the first big splash of the fourth round on Saturday by trading up with the Browns to grab quarterback Connor Cook with the 100th overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. The swap required Oakland to send two picks -- their... more

Cleveland's Sashi Brown isn't done surging up, down, left and right across the landscape of this year's seven-round NFL draft. Armed with the top pick in Round 2, the Browns' vice president of football operations is listening to offers for yet anot... more

The first round of the 2016 NFL Draft is in the books, but plenty of talent remains. Rounds 2 and 3 , set to kick off Friday evening, represent the sweet spot of the annual selection process. With needs to fill, teams have plenty of players to pi... more

It was easy to pick on John Elway a week ago. Months removed from Super Bowl glory, the Broncos general manager was struggling to find his quarterback of the future, losing Brock Osweiler to the Texans and mired in a bizarre game of chicken with th... more

The run on wideouts has begun. After the Browns took Corey Coleman with No. 15 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, the Texans and Redskins quickly joined the party. After flipping spots with Washington -- trading up from No. 22 to No. 21 -- Houst... more

The wheeling-and-dealing Cleveland Browns have finally picked a football player. After trading down from No. 2 and then -- on Thursday in a deal with the Titans -- from No. 8 to No. 15, the Browns snatched up Baylor's Corey Coleman , the first rece... more

He can cook. He can play corner. And that's good enough for the Giants. Eli Apple is heading to The Big Apple after New York used the No. 10 pick in the 2016 NFL Draft on the cornerback out of Ohio State. "I worry about him because of off-the-fi... more

After trading out of the No. 1 overall pick, the Titans on Thursday swung a deal with the Cleveland Browns to move up from No. 15 to No. 8. From there, Tennessee grabbed Michigan State offensive tackle Jack Conklin. It wasn't a cheap trade for the... more

The first round of the 2016 NFL Draft couldn't have gone any better for the Jacksonville Jaguars. With the Chargers snagging defensive end Joey Bosa at No. 3 and Dallas taking running back Ezekiel Elliott at No. 4, Jacksonville wasted no time makin... more

After engineering a blockbuster trade with the Cleveland Browns for the No. 2 overall pick in the draft, the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday landed their quarterback of the future in North Dakota State's Carson Wentz . Snatched up minutes after th... more

The phones continue to ring in Cleveland. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday, hours before the 2016 NFL Draft, that the Browns have spoken with teams about moving down in the first round from No. 8 -- and back into the first round bef... more

The Jets have been whispered about as a team that might trade up for a quarterback in the draft, but will Gang Green pick a pass-catcher instead? NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday that New York could be "targeting" a receiver with... more

Are the Browns preparing for another trade down in the first round? NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday that Cleveland's front office -- picking No. 8 overall -- has spoken with a handful of teams hoping to move up the board for Ohio... more

It didn't take long for new Lions wideout Marvin Jones to see promise in what Detroit is building on offense. "It's definitely complex in terms of the things that are thrown at us," Jones said after working out with his new teammates, per the Detro... more

Two days away from the 2016 NFL Draft, the Saints have emerged as a team with plenty of interest in landing a promising rookie quarterback. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday that New Orleans staged internal talks about moving up to No... more

If the Los Angeles Rams know which quarterback they plan to grab with the top overall pick in the draft, they're not about to leak it. Asked if the team had decided between Cal's Jared Goff or North Dakota State's Carson Wentz , coach Jeff Fishe... more

In his latest mock draft, NFL Media's Daniel Jeremiah has Mississippi wideout Laquon Treadwell pegged to Minnesota with the No. 23 overall pick, a match that makes plenty of sense for the Vikings. If he agrees, general manager Rick Spielman would... more

Are the San Diego Chargers gearing up for a surprise with the third-overall pick on Thursday night? NFL Media columnist Michael Silver tweeted Tuesday that there is "some sense that the Chargers are considering" Notre Dame offensive tackle Ronnie... more

The Bengals are waving farewell to A.J. Hawk. Cincinnati announced on Tuesday that they have released the veteran linebacker. Hawk started 11 games for the Bengals last season, but the signing of veteran Karlos Dansby gives the team a solid prese... more

One day after Tom Brady's four-game suspension was reinstated by a federal appeals court, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell weighed in on the ruling. "We're obviously pleased with the court's decision, we think that was the right decision," Goodell... more

Josh Norman's brief voyage into free agency is over. Just two days after the Carolina Panthers rescinded their non-exclusive franchise tag on the All-Pro cornerback, Norman signed a five-year, $75 million deal with the Washington Redskins on Friday... more

A pair of NFC teams have emerged as front-runners for the services of free-agent cornerback Josh Norman. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Friday that the Redskins and New Orleans Saints have separated themselves from the pack, per a source... more

The top two picks in the 2016 NFL Draft have already been traded away over the past eight days. Will No. 3 be next? Chargers general manager Tom Telesco acknowledged Friday during San Diego's pre-draft press conference that the phones have quieted... more

If the New York Jets plan to vault into the top 10 of next week's draft, they'll likely need to offer their juiciest bargaining chip: Muhammad Wilkerson. Still yet to sign his $15.7 million franchise tag, the star defensive end has been the subject... more

The Chiefs are certain that stalwart pass rusher Justin Houston will suit up in 2016 -- they just don't know when. "I'm not a medical expert," general manager John Dorsey told reporters Friday, "but I can tell you that Justin Houston will be playin... more

Gaining mass has been an issue for Barkevious Mingo ever since the Browns made him their first round pick in 2013. The pass rusher was especially invisible last season, starting just two games, failing to record a sack and finishing the year at jus... more

One of the reasons the Oakland Raiders have emerged as a buzzy team ahead of next season is the play of young quarterback Derek Carr. Protecting their most important investment is paramount, one reason Oakland handed a bundle of cash to mountainous... more

If Robert Griffin III plans to make a comeback next autumn, he'll need the talent-depleted Browns to add more firepower to the passing game. Cleveland's cast of lead wideouts -- Andrew Hawkins, Taylor Gabriel and Brian Hartline -- fit better as... more

While it's up for debate who won Cleveland's blockbuster trade with the Philadelphia Eagles, one thing is clear: The Browns don't lack confidence in their long-term master plan. Sashi Brown, the Browns' executive vice president of football operati... more

The Browns have sold the No. 2 pick for a bounty of future selections. Forgoing the chance to grab one of the top two quarterbacks in the draft -- Jared Goff or Carson Wentz -- Cleveland is married to another path. The Browns need a franchise... more

Fortune favors the bold. Time will tell whether that applies to the Eagles or Browns after Wednesday's massive trade that handed Philadelphia the No. 2 overall pick and a 2017 fifth-rounder (or compensatory fourth-rounder) in exchange for a bundle... more

The Brian Hoyer Road Show rages on. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported that the free-agent quarterback is heading to Denver for a Thursday visit with Broncos officials after meeting Tuesday and Wednesday with the Jets, per a source informed of... more

Tight end Travis Kelce was part of a Chiefs team that ripped off 10 straight wins last season before lashing the Houston Texans in the wild-card game. Kansas City took a dirt nap the following week against the Patriots, but Kelce says the league sh... more

Last week's blockbuster trade between the Rams and Titans vaulted Los Angeles into the pole position of the 2016 NFL Draft. The Rams will pick a quarterback at No. 1 -- that's a given -- but who they prefer between Cal's Jared Goff and North Dakot... more

Atlanta is bound to tap the draft for defensive help, but Falcons fans also want to see the offense take a step forward in 2016. Coming off an up-and-down season, quarterback Matt Ryan said Tuesday that he's "excited" for the chance to grow in Year... more

Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Davon House has lived at both ends of the spectrum in the National Football League. His first four years in Green Bay were laced with a bevy of high-octane victories and playoff appearances. Not the case in Jacksonvi... more

Larry Donnell has earned a clean bill of health and a new contract from the New York Giants. The veteran tight end re-signed with Big Blue on Tuesday after receiving clearance to play from team doctors, per the club. Donnell's one-year... more

The Baltimore Ravens are a popular pick to return to the playoffs this season following a disastrous, injury-marred campaign in 2015. General manager Ozzie Newsome isn't ready to talk up his team , but the Ravens' 5-11 finish was partially an illus... more

Case Keenum is sticking with the Los Angeles Rams -- at least for now. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that the fifth-year quarterback signed his first-round restricted-free-agent tender, per a source informed of his actions. The one... more

Trent Richardson is back. The Baltimore Ravens announced Monday they have officially signed the former Browns and Colts running back to a contract. Richardson had an unofficial agreement in place with the Ravens hinging on the former first-round... more

The New York Jets are lifting weights and working out -- but not Muhammad Wilkerson. Gang Green's offseason program launched Monday minus the services of their star defensive end, who is not expected to attend the team's offseason program, per mult... more

Jordan Matthews has spent the vast majority of his two-year NFL career playing the slot, but the Eagles receiver is ready for an expanded role under new coach Doug Pederson. "I'll have more looks on the outside. That's not a secret," Matthews said... more

Thursday Night Football is bigger than ever. Once exclusively on NFL Network, TNF's weekly slate of primetime tilts will be available to viewers across multiple networks and platforms in 2016. CBS and NBC will each air five Thursday Night Foot... more

When Around The NFL ranked all eight divisions from top to bottom , the NFC West was booted out of the top spot it held for years by the rugged AFC North. With the 49ers spiraling to earth last season, the West shapes up as a front-loaded operation w... more

When Around The NFL ranked the AFC North as the top division in all the land, the Ravens had plenty to do with it. Baltimore bottomed out at 5-11 last season, but the ultra-consistent Ravens loom as a popular bounce-back candidate. General manager... more

On Monday, New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton and Cardinals defensive back Tyrann Mathieu issued strong comments following the tragic death of former Saints star Will Smith. One day later, running back Pierre Thomas -- who was at the scene in... more

The Saints are sticking with safety Kenny Vaccaro. NFL Media's Albert Breer reported Tuesday that New Orleans has exercised the fifth-year option on the No. 15 overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. Vaccaro is the first player from that year's class... more

If the season started today, the Denver Broncos would be forced to wheel out the uninspiring Mark Sanchez under center. That's hardly a comforting thought for the Super Bowl champions, but cornerback Aqib Talib doesn't believe a lack of talent at t... more

Brandon Marshall won't truly be happy until the Jets re-sign quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, but the veteran wideout is thrilled about the addition of Ryan Clady. "Man can't wait to strap it up with my brother and one of my all-time favorite teammate... more

Another offseason, another one-year contract extension for Marvin Lewis. NFL Media's Michael Silver reported Friday that the Bengals coach, whose contract was set to expire at the end of next season, has agreed to a deal through 2017, per a team so... more

Bill Belichick went out of his way to gush over Peyton Manning in January, saying: "There's no player off our team that I have any more respect for than (him)." The Patriots coach, though, saved his highest praise for the passer he's teamed with s... more

The New York Jets notched double-digit wins last season with Ryan Fitzpatrick under center and D'Brickashaw Ferguson operating as a rock at left tackle. As of Friday, neither are on the team. Ferguson's stunning retirement has stripped Gang Gree... more

For all of you waiting for the Patriots to fade into oblivion -- keep waiting. While the Super Bowl-champion Broncos lost both of their quarterbacks and a rash of defensive stars, New England mined the open market to patch holes, add depth and set... more

It was earlier this month when 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, seeking a trade out of San Francisco, sat down  with Broncos general manager John Elway. No deal came from that meeting, but we learned Thursday that Elway wasn't the only member of... more

Titans general manager Jon Robinson said last month that it would cost a "king's ransom"  to trade into the No. 1 spot of the 2016 NFL Draft. Still, Tennessee's steep asking price for the first overall pick hasn't kept clubs from trying. "I would... more

The San Diego Chargers used free agency to land a bona fide deep threat in former Browns wideout Travis Benjamin. The Bolts also lost one of their most promising young playmakers, though, in tight end Ladarius Green. "We would have liked to have ke... more

Baltimore's crowded backfield has every Ravens runner on the roster gearing up for an offseason battle. Veteran Justin Forsett sits atop a pecking order of backs including Lorenzo Taliaferro, Terrance West and Buck Allen. The team is also planning... more

It's back to Oakland for Aldon Smith. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that the pass rusher has agreed to a two-year deal worth up to $19.5 million with a $11 million base with the Raiders, per a source informed of Smith's situation.... more

The Philadelphia District Attorney's Office announced Monday that no charges will be filed in an alleged incident involving Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy that resulted in two injured off-duty police officers in February. A news release st... more

Two teams from Pennsylvania took a long look at Stefen Wisniewski. The Eagles didn't let him get away. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that the free-agent offensive lineman will sign a one-year contract with Philadelphia after also... more

When Around the NFL ranked all eight divisions from top to bottom , the NFC West was booted out of the top spot it held for years by the rugged AFC North. With the 49ers spiraling to earth last season, the West shapes up as a front-loaded operation w... more

It's back to Seattle for Chris Clemons. The Seahawks on Friday agreed to terms with the veteran defensive end who started 59 games for the club from 2010 to 2013. Clemons spent the last two years in Jacksonville, where he notched 11 sacks over 2... more

Coming off his second major knee surgery in two years, Tyrann Mathieu has plenty of folks around the NFL wondering if he'll return to form in 2016. The Arizona Cardinals have no doubts about their uber-talented safety/corner hybrid. "I wouldn't b... more

No team in football scored fewer points per game last season than the San Francisco 49ers. Their 14.9 points per tilt marked the worst output by a team since the Kansas City Chiefs squeaked out 13.2 PPG in 2013. New coach Chip Kelly isn't fazed,... more


We're nestled in a period of inactivity before next month's NFL Draft, but the Raiders refuse to rest. Oakland is open to trading tight end Mychal Rivera, according to ESPN. Rivera isn't likely to generate much interest, but teams needy at the... more

Vernon Davis has found a new NFL home. The Washington Redskins announced on Thursday that they have signed the veteran tight end to a one-year deal. It's not a surprising move for the 'Skins after general manager Scot McCloughan said during last... more

The Raiders could use more depth at running back, but coach Jack Del Rio says Oakland isn't desperate for help. "We would like to add somebody in the backfield at some point, but it's not like it's a glaring need ," Del Rio said at last week's NFL... more

The Los Angeles Rams have found a new temporary training ground in Southern California. The team on Wednesday announced an agreement with California Lutheran University to allow the club to base its training operations at the school's Thousand Oaks... more

Free agency's big prizes have come and gone, reducing the NFL's news cycle to a whisper. Plenty has been said about Brock Osweiler joining the Texans and Olivier Vernon winding up with the Giants, but history tells us that free agency's true gems o... more

October 12, 2014. That's the last time Victor Cruz suited up in a regular-season game for the New York Giants. After agreeing to a major pay cut, the veteran wideout said Tuesday that his desire to stay with New York was "bigger than just footbal... more

Hyper-frisky in free agency and graced with yet another top-five pick in next month's draft, the Jacksonville Jaguars have generated plenty of praise this offseason. Fans and scribes see an offense bursting with young talent in a rising AFC South... more

Nick Foles, Case Keenum, Sean Mannion, Austin Davis, Shaun Hill, Kellen Clemens and a mostly invisible Sam Bradford. These are the quarterbacks Jared Cook played with during his three seasons in St. Louis. Now operating as a rare free-agency pickup... more

"It's 10 p.m. Do you know where your children are?" That mildly sinister television ad from decades ago had nothing to do with football, but it applies to today's NFL, where coaches are largely forbidden from seeing their players for months on en... more

Karlos Dansby is more than a linebacker. He's a seer. Released by the Browns earlier this month, the 34-year-old veteran told's Mary Kay Cabot: "I'm sure the Bengals are licking their chops right now." He wasn't wrong. NFL Media... more

The Carolina Panthers have added help on the back end of their defense. The team on Monday announced the signing of cornerback Brandon Boykin to a one-year deal. With Carolina's defensive backfield lacking depth, the former Eagles and Steelers c... more

Still hunting around for backfield help, the Miami Dolphins are turning to Arian Foster. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that the former Houston Texans running back is scheduled to meet with the Dolphins on Tuesday, per a source info... more

Bills coach Rex Ryan has always called Ed Reed one of the finest players he ever taught, but will their pairing pay off in Buffalo? Ryan hired Reed in January as his assistant defensive backs coach, telling reporters that he believes the five-time... more

It's been a quiet offseason for Terrance Knighton, but the free-agent defensive tackle finally is feeling a nibble on the open market. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported that Knighton visited with the Patriots on Monday, per a source informed... more

Cleveland Browns coach Hue Jackson has gushed over Robert Griffin III as a "tremendous talent" whose "freakish" arm display during a private workout prompted Jackson to tell team executives that "it felt like the Earth moved beneath my feet." Aft... more

For 13 seasons, Lawrence Taylor operated as a game-plan-wrecking nightmare for the New York Giants. The two-time Super Bowl winner and Hall of Fame linebacker is viewed by many as the greatest defender of the modern era, but L.T. sees another force... more

The New England Patriots aren't done adding pass-catchers to the roster. Former Steelers, Titans and Texans wideout Nate Washington signed with the Patriots on Wednesday, the team announced. ESPN first reported the signing. The move comes after... more

BOCA RATON, Florida -- Bruce Arians showed up 20 minutes early to Wednesday's NFC coaches breakfast. Sitting down with reporters, the Cardinals coach worked through a plate of grub while holding court as one of the NFL's premier quote-givers. Ari... more

BOCA RATON, Fla. -- A last-ditch effort by the Patriots to reclaim their 2016 first-round draft pick has fallen on deaf ears. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell confirmed Wednesday that he received a letter from New England owner Robert Kraft, who urg... more

BOCA RATON, Fla. -- Wednesday's NFC Coaches Breakfast wheeled out another 16 leaders of men to discuss roster transactions, quarterback battles and scheme changes for 2016. The sprawling grounds here at the Boca Raton Resort and Club are flush this... more

BOCA RATON, Fla. -- The NFL Competition Committee on Wednesday voted in a pair of significant rule changes for 2016. Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones told NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport that league owners passed the automatic ejection... more

BOCA RATON, Fla. -- The month of March has been dominated by a pair of quarterbacks who barely played last season. While Robert Griffin III is veering toward a potential signing with the Cleveland Browns, the San Francisco 49ers say they're happy t... more

BOCA RATON, Florida -- For football writers, the Annual League Meeting offers one true gem: The coaches breakfasts. During a week when league decision-makers play something of a hide-and-seek game with reporters -- who can blame them, they're basic... more

BOCA RATON, Florida. -- Coach Mike Tomlin's advice for suspended Steelers wideout Martavis Bryant was brief and to the point during Tuesday's AFC coaches breakfast. "I want to see him get better as a man," Tomlin said. "Football and all the things... more

BOCA RATON, Florida -- Is the AFC South set to become the NFL's next great division? Laughed about for years as the league's least imposing four-pack of teams, the South hasn't produced a championship club since Peyton Manning's Colts beat the Bear... more

BOCA RATON, Florida -- If you're one of the people knocking the Texans for throwing $37 million guaranteed at quarterback Brock Osweiler, Bill O'Brien couldn't care less about your opinion. The Texans coach gushed over Osweiler during Tuesday's AFC... more

BOCA RATON, Fla. -- Nobody showed more passion during Tuesday's AFC Coaches Breakfast than John Harbaugh on the topic of expanding replay. The Ravens coach lobbied hard for a rule change proposed by Baltimore that would allow officials to take a s... more

BOCA RATON, Fla. -- Older fans of the NFL remember a time when the World League offered gridiron enthusiasts a springtime dose of football starring the likes of the New York/New Jersey Knights, London Monarchs and Frankfurt Galaxy. Launching in 199... more

BOCA RATON, Florida. -- While the Oakland Raiders and Jacksonville Jaguars are seen as a pair of teams on the rise , there's also an argument to be made for Tampa Bay. Bucs general manager Jason Licht met with Around The NFL on Monday to talk about... more

Cleveland's pursuit of 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is waning, but Robert Griffin III remains entrenched on the radar. Browns executive VP of football operations Sashi Brown told a pack of local beat reporters on Monday at the Annual League... more

BOCA RATON, Fla. -- If we know one thing about the Browns this offseason, the team is spreading a wide net in search of a savior under center. Cleveland is expected by many to select a passer with the No. 2 overall pick, but the franchise's hunt al... more

BOCA RATON, Fla. -- The Texans thought enough of Brock Osweiler to pay the former Broncos passer $37 million guaranteed to become Houston's new starter. While Osweiler shows promise, his big-money deal sparked plenty of speculation about whether he... more

The early stages of free agency came and went without anyone taking a chance on veteran running back Arian Foster. Cut by the Texans earlier this month , Foster is still making his way back from the ruptured Achilles he suffered in an October loss... more

BOCA RATON, Fla. -- Around The NFL has landed in Florida for this week's NFL Annual Meeting. It's still hushed here on this Sunday morning at the Boca Raton Resort and Club, a sprawling and posh hotel nestled a stone's throw away from the Atlantic.... more

When the Browns cut Karlos Dansby on Wednesday, Cleveland's newfangled front office gave it straight to the 34-year-old linebacker. "They respect me enough to let me know, 'We're going to rebuild this thing and we're going to do it with younger gu... more

The Miami Dolphins have lost out on another running back. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday that Chris Johnson has chosen to return to the Cardinals on a one-year deal worth $3 million, per a source involved with negotiations. The te... more

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer continues to lure ex-Bengals to Minnesota. Free-agent offensive tackle Andre Smith confirmed Thursday that he's headed to the land of the Purple People Eaters. Smith signed a one-year deal for $3.5 million that can be wort... more

The NFL Competition Committee will have plenty to discuss at next week's NFL Annual Meeting, which begins Sunday in Boca Raton, Florida. The NFL will conduct a conference call on Thursday with Troy Vincent, executive VP of football operations, and... more

The Dwayne Bowe experiment is finally over in Cleveland. The unproductive veteran wideout was released by the team Wednesday. Inked last offseason under the prior regime to a two-year deal with $9 million guaranteed, Bowe caught just five passes... more

After failing to land C.J. Anderson in free agency, the Miami Dolphins are continuing their search for help in the backfield. NFL Media's Rand Getlin reported that former Titans, Jets and Cardinals runner Chris Johnson will visit the team on Wedne... more

After losing a pair of reliable receivers, the Bengals are on the prowl for help. NFL Media's Rand Getlin reported Wednesday that free-agent wideout Brandon LaFell is set to visit Cincy, per a source briefed on his plans. LaFell was released this... more

Free agency marks the best and worst of times for NFL players. For every big-name free agent who inks a cap-shaking contract, someone else on the roster is out of work. Here's a look at players who suffered collateral damage during the free-agency... more

The Ravens believe Mike Wallace can do more for Baltimore than he did for Minnesota. So does Wallace, who appeared to take a shot at Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater on Tuesday after signing a two-year, $11.5 million contract with the Ravens.... more

Well into the second phase of free agency, the Washington Redskins aren't finished adding help. The team on Tuesday signed safety David Bruton, who spent the past seven seasons as a spot starter and valuable special-teamer for the Super Bowl champ... more

Two Super Bowl hopefuls have swung a fascinating trade. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday that the Cardinals have shipped offensive guard Jonathan Cooper and a 2016 second-round pick to New England in exchange for Patriots defensive e... more

It's back to the AFC North for Mike Wallace. The former Steelers, Dolphins and Vikings receiver has struck a two-year deal with the Baltimore Ravens worth $11.5 million, sources involved with negotiations told NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport. Rapopo... more

The Cleveland Browns are taking their lumps right now. The team's quiet approach to free agency hasn't helped, with four key players walking out the door -- an exodus that only turned up the heat on a newfangled front office led by executive VP of... more

The Steelers hope next season will open the door to Pittsburgh's ninth Super Bowl appearance, but getting there won't be any easier without Martavis Bryant. The NFL announced Monday that Bryant has been suspended without pay for a minimum of one ye... more

Seven years in the NFL might be enough for B.J. Raji. Raji released a statement Monday saying that he is taking a hiatus from the game. "I am taking a hiatus from the NFL and will not play during the 2016 NFL season," Raji said. "This decision wa... more

Mike Munchak has saved himself some cash. The Steelers offensive line coach told the Houston Chronicle on Sunday that the NFL has rescinded the $10,000 fine he received for pulling the hair of then-Bengals safety Reggie Nelson in a January playoff... more

With plenty of parts already in place on offense, the New York Jets were an easy choice for Matt Forte in free agency. The former Bears running back told reporters Monday that he "envisioned" himself playing in New York's Chan Gailey-led attack, a... more

With Olivier Vernon shuffling off to the Big Apple, the Dolphins are looking for help along the defensive line. Could Chris Clemons be the answer? NFL Media's Albert Breer reported that the former Seahawks and Jaguars defensive end is setting up a... more

New Lions general manager Bob Quinn has added another piece on defense. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Saturday that Detroit inked former Saints safety Rafael Bush to a one-year deal worth up $2.4 million, per a source. The team later conf... more

Now safely tucked away with the Saints, tight end Coby Fleener is opening up about last year's disappointing season with the Colts. On a Friday conference call, Fleener -- after signing a five-year, $36 million deal with New Orleans -- questioned t... more

While the 49ers are open to trading quarterback Colin Kaepernick, Phil Dawson is staying put. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Saturday that the team re-signed their reliable kicker to a one-year, $3.1 million, fully guaranteed contract, per... more

The Patriots are doing their best to lure Chris Hogan away from the Bills. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Friday that the Buffalo wideout, a restricted free agent, agreed Friday to a three-year, $12 million contract to join New England, p... more

The Broncos have traded for a quarterback not named Colin Kaepernick. Denver acquired Mark Sanchez from the Eagles for a 2017 conditional seventh-round draft pick on Friday, a team source told NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport. Broncos general manage... more

The Chicago Bears might not be finished at inside linebacker. After signing former Broncos defender Danny Trevathan, the team met Friday with free-agent linebacker Jerrell Freeman, per NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport. Freeman, 29, has seen little... more

When he fired Chip Kelly, Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie promised that his next coach would brim over with "emotional intelligence." It was a not-so-subtle shot at Kelly's much-discussed ability -- or lack thereof -- to communicate with his players, f... more

The Dolphins have set their sights on a new running back. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday that Broncos running back C.J. Anderson, a restricted free agent, has signed an offer sheet with Miami worth $18 million over four years, per... more

Doug Pederson doesn't want an offseason full of questions about the pecking order under center in Philadelphia. To prevent such queries, the Eagles coach set the narrative straight just one day after signing former Chiefs backup Chase Daniel to pai... more

With the Jets and Ryan Fitzpatrick "still far apart" in contract negotiations, Gang Green is looking elsewhere for help at quarterback. New York is among the teams sniffing around Colin Kaepernick, but if they don't land the 49ers passer, expect t... more

After losing Brock Osweiler to a Texans team willing to pay the quarterback a whopping $72 million over four years, Broncos general manager John Elway is in no mood to acknowledge defeat. Elway on Wednesday issued a pointed statement confirming th... more

The Kansas City Chiefs have landed a new starting offensive tackle. The team on Wednesday agreed in principle to a five-year deal with former Browns lineman Mitchell Schwartz, a source familiar with the negotiations told NFL Media's Rand Getlin.... more

Matt Schaub will live forever. The Falcons on Wednesday announced that aging backup passer Matt Schaub has been lured to Atlanta with a new contract. Schaub spent the first three years of his NFL career with the Falcons, who picked him in the thir... more

One by one, former Denver Broncos are latching on elsewhere. Quarterback Brock Osweiler fled to Houston, defensive lineman Malik Jackson is a Jaguar and linebacker Danny Trevathan is set to sign a four-year deal with the Bears. NFL Media Insider... more

The Houston Texans have rebuilt their offense with a pair of high-octane, free-agency additions. Minutes after agreeing to a deal with former Broncos quarterback Brock Osweiler, the Texans have struck a pact with Lamar Miller. NFL Media Insider Ia... more

Alex Mack is heading to Atlanta. The Atlanta Falcons agreed to a five-year contract with the three-time Pro Bowl center, the team announced Wednesday. The key to Mack's contract is the generous structure, Rapoport was told. The first two years of... more

The San Diego Chargers aren't letting Antonio Gates get away. The Chargers and Gates have agreed to terms on a new two-year contract, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport first reported Wendesday. The new pact is worth $12 million, NFL Media's Rand Getli... more

With the Texans operating as the "top contender" to steal Brock Osweiler away from the Broncos, the Super Bowl 50 champions have a backup plan in place if their young quarterback bolts. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday that Denver... more

The Arizona Cardinals are keeping Carson Palmer's backup around for the long haul. Drew Stanton and the team agreed on a two-year contract Tuesday that will keep him in the desert through 2017, per agent Mike McCartney. The Cardinals later confirm... more

It's back to Buffalo for Richie Incognito. The team's starting left guard from last season tweeted Tuesday that he's struck a new three-year deal with the Bills. Who's ready for 3 more years of DOMINATION in Buffalo!!!! @buffalobills â?? Richi... more

Peyton Manning isn't the only starter leaving the Super Bowl-champion Broncos. Denver cut veteran tight end Owen Daniels along with guard Louis Vasquez, the team announced Tuesday. Daniels was productive in Gary Kubiak's passing attack last seaso... more

The Detroit Lions don't plan to wait all offseason for Calvin Johnson to decide upon his playing future. NFL Media's Rand Getlin reported that the team expects the Pro Bowl receiver to make a decision by Tuesday at noon ET on whether he will retire... more

Get ready, America: Doug Martin is going to market. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport confirmed Monday that the fifth-year running back is already generating interest during the league's legal tampering period. Rapoport was told that Martin has "at... more

The Broncos are prepared to take a risk on losing C.J. Anderson. NFL Media's James Palmer reported Monday that Denver will apply the lowest restricted free-agency tender on Anderson, a move that surprised the undrafted, fourth-year running back:... more

The Indianapolis Colts are cleaning house behind Andrew Luck. After letting free-agent veteran passer Matt Hasselbeck walk, the team on Monday released Josh Freeman. The enigmatic Freeman has bounced around from club to club, but the move comes... more

Ryan Fitzpatrick and the Jets were a match made in heaven last season. The journeyman quarterback knitted together one of his finest campaigns for a New York club that came within a hair of the playoffs. The mutual success left Fitzpatrick as a... more

As word spread Sunday that Peyton Manning was walking away from the NFL , accolades and praise for the future Hall of Fame quarterback poured in from all corners. Patriots coach Bill Belichick went out of his way to praise Manning's "immense... more

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. -- It's starting to sink in now. The Rams have come home. Around the NFL was on hand Friday as players and coaches gathered at the Manhattan Beach Marriott for a two-hour orientation meeting to unpack the task at hand: Shipp... more

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. -- At last week's NFL Scouting Combine, the newly minted Los Angeles Rams did their best to sell Case Keenum as the team's potential starting quarterback for 2016. Coach Jeff Fisher confirmed that Keenum would hold the top s... more

Three days after releasing pass rusher Mario Williams, the Bills are waving goodbye to a longtime member of the secondary. The Bills released cornerback Leodis McKelvin, the team announced Friday. The move will save the Bills $3.9 million and brin... more

Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo will go under the knife next week for surgery on his collarbone. So what does the operation entail? NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Friday that Romo will have a plate inserted into his clavicle, per a source... more

With no deal in place for Justin Tucker , the Ravens have found another way to keep their reliable kicker in Baltimore. The team slapped Tucker with the franchise tag  last week, and the Ravens announced Friday that Tucker officially signed the ten... more

Pro Bowl center Alex Mack voided his contract with the Browns on Wednesday, but his camp isn't counting out a return to Cleveland. "We view Alex's decision to void as procedural,"  his agent, Tim Younger, told The Plain Dealer. "It was built into... more

The New England Patriots on Wednesday trimmed a pair of pass-catchers off the roster. The team announced that they have released wide receiver Brandon LaFell and tight end Scott Chandler. According to the official NFL transactions, Chandler failed... more

Colts and Packers fans have zero to complain about under center. Both teams have seen nothing but promise at quarterback for decades, with Green Bay shifting seamlessly from Brett Favre to Aaron Rodgers and Indy flipping from Peyton Manning to Andr... more


The waiting game continues between Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos. NFL Media's James Palmer reported Monday on NFL Network's Total Access that no decision is expected this week from Manning about his playing future. Palmer also reported, fr... more

The NFL Scouting Combine is over, but the Oakland Raiders are just getting started. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that after signing punter Marquette King to a long-term deal, the team has shifted its focus to Donald Penn. The... more

Tom Brady said in October that he plans to play for another 10 years . The New England Patriots are willing to let him try. The team on Monday reached agreement on a two-year contract extension for the star quarterback, keeping him under lock and k... more

In his post listing Around The NFL's top 99 free-agents, Gregg Rosenthal wrote that inside linebacker Derrick Johnson "would look strange"  wearing anything other than a Chiefs uniform. General manager John Dorsey agrees, promising at the NFL Scout... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Anthony Davis is ready to make his return to the NFL. After announcing his temporary retirement last June, the sturdy 49ers offensive tackle plans to apply for reinstatement to the league, a source familiar with his plans told NFL... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- DeMarco Murray insisted earlier this month that he was "committed" to the Philadelphia Eagles, but whispers at this week's NFL Scouting Combine suggest otherwise. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Friday that teams league-wi... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Tevin Coleman's rookie season didn't go according to plan, but the Atlanta Falcons believe Year 2 will look quite different. Speaking Thursday at the NFL Scouting Combine, general manager Thomas Dimitroff told reporters the team was... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Are the Rams preparing to roll west with Case Keenum under center? One day after coach Jeff Fisher reiterated that Keenum would come back as the starter -- with Nick Foles set to compete for the job -- general manager Les Snead talk... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- It feels like a thousand years since Josh Gordon operated as a corner-burning whirlwind for the Cleveland Browns. Banned all last season for violating the league's policy on substances of abuse, the NFL's leading wideout from 2013 h... more

The Philadelphia Eagles have plenty of questions at the quarterback position, but nobody in the organization is hazy on Fletcher Cox. Howie Roseman, Eagles executive vice president of football operations, said at the NFL Scouting Combine on Wednesd... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Hue Jackson knew the question was coming. The one about Johnny Manziel. Maybe that's why the new coach of the Browns spent the first five-plus minutes of his Wednesday news conference in filibuster mode, praising a newly reshaped... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Patriots coach Bill Belichick came out strong at last year's owners meetings in support of expanding instant replay to every play on the field. At the NFL Scouting Combine on Wednesday, Raiders coach Jack Del Rio pounded the same d... more

Redskins president Bruce Allen made it crystal clear on Tuesday that Robert Griffin III is on his way out of Washington -- but the quarterback's NFL future isn't over. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday on NFL HQ that the embattled... more

We're seven months away from meaningful football, but Nick Boyle's 2016 season is already off to a rough start. The second-year Ravens tight end has been suspended 10 games without pay for violating the NFL Policy and Program for performance-enhanc... more

The Rams have a brand new home in Los Angeles -- and a rapidly changing roster to go with it. The team released defensive end Chris Long, linebacker James Laurinaitis and tight end Jared Cook on Friday. The club later confirmed the moves. "This... more

Sean Payton continues to beat that drum. After insisting all last season that he never planned to leave New Orleans, the longtime Saints coach reiterated his commitment to the team and city this week. "The grass isn't always greener at some spots... more

After playing with two of the greatest quarterbacks of our time -- Tom Brady and Peyton Manning -- Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib wasn't afraid to pick a favorite during his trip this week to NFL Network. "Tom Brady is a four-time Super Bowl winner,... more

AFC COMBINE QUESTIONS NFC COMBINE QUESTIONS We're just days away from the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine. While draftniks will be glued to college prospects lifting weights, running sprints and throwing spirals, the Around the NFL crew hits... more

Time to pull C.J. Spiller off the roster bubble in New Orleans. Speaking Tuesday with Sirius XM NFL Radio, Saints general manager Mickey Loomis made it clear the team expects the seventh-year running back to make an impact in 2016. "I think we wi... more

With a new coach and front office in place, the Browns are in for another offseason of sweeping changes. Cleveland got down to business on Thursday, terminating the contracts of defensive lineman Randy Starks and backup tight end Jim Dray, per VP... more

Haloti Ngata isn't ready to walk away from the NFL. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday that the veteran defensive tackle wants to play in 2016 and beyond, per a source who spoke with the lineman. After spending last season with the... more

AFC COMBINE QUESTIONS NFC COMBINE QUESTIONS We're just days away from the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine. While draftniks will be glued to college prospects lifting weights, running sprints and throwing spirals, the Around the NFL crew hits... more

While 49ers coach Chip Kelly is "excited" to work with Jarryd Hayne, the former National Rugby League star isn't the only Australian hoping to carve out a role in the NFL. The Cardinals on Tuesday signed ex-Australian Rules Football player Joel... more

Last year's collection of free-agent quarterbacks was an absolute disaster . Passer-needy teams have much more to look forward to this offseason depending on how the chips fall. With a handful of signal-callers poised to switch teams -- through f... more

Jermon Bushrod's stay in the Windy City is over. The Bears on Tuesday released the expensive left tackle after a disappointing season that saw him start just four games all year. The league's transaction wire noted that Bushrod, 31, failed his... more

The Panthers are keeping Wes Horton around for another season. The team on Tuesday announced that the 26-year-old defensive end was re-signed to a one-year deal. Horton was a rotational pass rusher in 2015, notching a sack and nine quarterback... more

Former Browns general manager Ray Farmer was ultimately fired in January after far too many of his high draft picks bottomed out in colossal fashion. Johnny Manziel and Justin Gilbert emerged as epic disappointments, but could one of Farmer's late-... more

The Miami Dolphins aren't waiting until the new league year to trim the fat off last season's underwhelming defense. The team terminated the contracts of defensive end Quinton Coples and cornerback Brice McCain on Friday. Neither move should sur... more

Just minutes after winning Super Bowl 50, Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib predicted he would be fined for two egregious penalties in Denver's 24-10 win over the Carolina Panthers. He wasn't wrong. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport confirmed Friday th... more

Robert Griffin III is all but done in Washington. You know it. I know it. We all know it. The final hurdle for the quarterback's imminent release was passing his exit physical with the Redskins, which Griffin accomplished without issue , per NFL Me... more

As NFL Network's Lindsay Rhodes pointed out on Thursday's Around The NFL Podcast , the world-champion Denver Broncos face one of the league's most fascinating offseasons. While hoping to knit a new contract for Super Bowl MVP Von Miller, general ma... more

Peyton Manning turns 40 next month, but he isn't the only middle-aged passer contemplating his NFL playing future. After starting eight games for the Colts this past season, Matt Hasselbeck told ESPN Seattle's "Brock and Salk" show on Thursday that... more

If Brian Hoyer's ultra-meltdown in the playoffs taught the Texans anything, it's this: You're playing with fire minus a tangible quarterback. Coach Bill O'Brien has done his best with a laundry list of ho-hum passers, but if Houston plans to play a... more

Forget what he's done in the past. Newly anointed Eagles coach Jim Schwartz is going to run his Philly defense based on the talent around him. Known for the attacking 4-3 scheme he ran in Detroit and Buffalo, the former Lions head coach made it cle... more

While the field at Levi's Stadium has generated plenty of negative buzz, George Toma isn't buying the heat. After preparing the playing surface for all 50 Super Bowls, Toma came out Wednesday to defend the facility's sod blend of hybrid bermuda and... more

More trouble has found the Cleveland Browns. Browns pass rusher Armonty Bryant was indicted  Tuesday on two felony counts of drug possession stemming from a traffic stop and arrest on Christmas morning, according to the Cuyahoga County Court of Co... more

If Peyton Manning calls it quits, his Super Bowl-winning exit will forever mirror what John Elway accomplished with the Broncos in the late 1990s. Could that career parallel continue with Manning playing the role of general manager for a needy NFL... more

So far, so good for Adam Gase in Miami. "He's been tremendous," Dolphins football czar Mike Tannenbaum said of the team's new coach, per The Finsiders . "A lot of energy, a lot of ideas, very collaborative. There's been great debate with (general... more

With Super Bowl 50 in the rear-view mirror, the rest of the NFL is reloading for next season and a shot at Super Bowl LI. Especially the Kansas City Chiefs, who believe they have the makings of a championship roster after winning 11 straight games... more

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Surrounded at the podium by his three adorable little children, Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib was asked if his offspring could possibly grasp what their father just accomplished. "You all understand what just happened?" Talib... more

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Counted out by most before Super Bowl 50 even started, the Denver Broncos never doubted their date with destiny. Plenty of players said after the team's 24-10 win over the Carolina Panthers that it was Saturday night's treme... more

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- It wasn't an easy first half for the Carolina Panthers. Especially for running back Jonathan Stewart, who was in an out of the lineup during Super Bowl 50 with a foot injury. Just before the break, the team ruled him as... more

SAN FRANCISCO -- Here's the thing about Wade Phillips: The NFL is missing out if he doesn't get another shot at head coach. Until then, Denver's defensive coordinator will settle for the next best thing after being named this season's Assistant Coa... more

SAN FRANCISCO -- Eric Berry's return from Hodgkin's lymphoma was, in the eyes of many, the best story in football this season. Comeback Player of Year voting Player Position No. of votes Eric Berry, Kansas City Chiefs S 38 Carson Palmer, Arizona... more

SAN FRANCISCO -- With Johnny Manziel embroiled in another controversy-fueled offseason , he has yet to go on the record -- even with the Cleveland Browns. Team owner Jimmy Haslam told reporters on Friday that he hasn't been to reach the quarterback... more

SAN FRANCISCO -- NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell made it clear on Friday that he's prepared to crack down on egregious on-field penalties. After a season that saw Giants wideout Odell Beckham suspended after drawing three personal fouls in a loss t... more

WHY THE BRONCOS WILL WIN WHY THE PANTHERS WILL WIN All of the analysis and pregame festivities are almost over. Super Bowl 50 is nearly here, and it's time to make our final cases for who will take the trophy. Here is why the Denver Bronc... more

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- One of the more memorable conversations I've had this week was with an NFL coach who shredded the entire concept of Pro Football Focus. When I asked if he or his fellow assistants leaned on the metrics site for input, he laug... more

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib has an outrageous eight touchdowns during his eight-year career, including a pair of scores off three picks this season. So what makes him such a threat with the ball? "Because I used to play... more

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Not unlike Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, Denver's Peyton Manning has endured plenty of ridiculous questions this week. Good thing he had Snoop Dogg to save the day during Thursday's final meeting with the media before Supe... more

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- You don't have to believe in the Broncos, but the journey they've taken to Super Bowl 50 has emerged as one of the more interesting storylines in years for an AFC title team. Peyton Manning's quest for one more Lombardi is th... more

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Denver quarterback Brock Osweiler isn't the only Broncos player set to test the open market come March. Fellow 2012 draft pick Danny Trevathan is also scheduled to become a free agent, leaving the linebacker on Wednesday to... more

Let's go back for a minute to the 2014 season. It's early November, and the Denver Broncos are tearing into the Oakland Raiders . Up 41-10, coach John Fox makes the move to yank quarterback Peyton Manning, giving the largely anonymous Brock Osweile... more

SAN FRANCISCO -- Tuesday marks the two-year anniversary of a disaster the Denver Broncos would prefer to erase from human consciousness: Super Bowl XLVIII . The franchise's 43-8 waxing at the hands of the Seattle Seahawks marked a stunning low poi... more

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Standing on the doorstep of Super Bowl 50, it's easy to forget how far Gary Kubiak has come over the past three seasons. The Broncos coach has been universally praised by his players this week, but it was fair to wonder -- 13... more

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Brock Osweiler spent plenty of time during Opening Night praising a Broncos coaching staff that helped guide Denver to the Super Bowl in Gary Kubiak's first season. Still, Peyton Manning's backup hasn't forgotten about the talen... more

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- On Monday evening, Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was the center of attention under the hot lights of Opening Night. A stone's throw away, and facing far less scrutiny, stood his No. 2 man, Derek Anderson. The 32-year-old... more

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Super Bowl 50 is flush with intriguing matchups. Cam Newton vs. the Broncos' defense, Carolina's front seven vs. Denver's up-and-down offensive line, and Peyton Manning vs. Destiny. But that's not all. The game also features a... more

SAN FRANCISCO -- Super Bowl Week is off to a rocky start for the Denver Broncos. NFL Media's Jeff Darlington reported that a pair of team buses were involved in a minor accident on Monday while carrying Broncos players back to their hotel after... more

SAN FRANCISCO -- It's that special time of year again. Super Bowl Week. Seven days of madness and grandeur kick off in earnest with Monday evening's Opening Night, a newly-fashioned prime-time version of Media Day that will air on NFL Network start... more


It's no secret: Denver's offense has struggled to do its share this season. Quarterback Peyton Manning said as much Thursday, telling reporters: "We can improve and we would like to improve." The Broncos march into Super Bowl 50 with the... more

Panthers fullback Mike Tolbert doesn't care if you don't like Carolina's touchdown celebrations, and he isn't about to bow down to Broncos passer Peyton Manning, either. "We don't really care if this is his last game," Tolbert said of Manning's... more

Broncos and Panthers fans are living the dream right now, but there's always another side to the story. Especially if you root for one of the 30 other teams left watching Super Bowl 50 from the godforsaken couch. For most fans, the big game is a... more

As the Washington Redskins angle for another division title next season, fans of the team shouldn't hold their breath for a handful of high-octane free-agent signings. General manager Scot McCloughan on Wednesday shot down the idea that the 'Skins... more

Count Mike McCarthy out of Sunday's Pro Bowl. The Packers coach will not attend the NFL's annual all-star game in Hawaii because of a stomach illness, the team announced. Doctors advised McCarthy not to travel, leaving associate head coach and... more

Patriots fans have come to believe that any season not ending in a Super Bowl appearance is nothing short of an off-script botch job by the National Football League. Somehow -- bravely -- they wage on with their lives, especially Burke O'Connell.... more

For those of you who just can't get enough Odell Beckham Jr. in your life -- you're in luck. One of the league's most overexposed luminaries last offseason, the New York Giants receiver is doubling down this time around with a venture into network... more

The Colts opted for continuity over a fresh start, leaving retained coach Chuck Pagano with a clear checklist of to-do's for 2016. "This is the only job I wanted," Pagano said this week, per The Indianapolis Star . "I think I've made that clear.... more

Bills coach Rex Ryan did what any good brother would do by hiring an out-of-work Rob Ryan to be a Buffalo defensive assistant. But is it good for the Bills? According to general manager Doug Whaley, it's a welcome move. "If you look at it, Rob... more

Troy Aikman is convinced that either Johnny Manziel or Robert Griffin III will wind up in Dallas backing up Tony Romo next season, but will they play? That all comes down to Romo staying on the field, which is no sure thing after he was lost with... more

Really, Seattle? We've learned this morning that an emotionally wounded Seahawks fan is working behind the scenes to keep Cam Newton out of Seattle -- forever. Per a report from, 'Hawks fanatic Andrew Tilton has drummed up a petit... more

While the Titans are open to fielding offers for the draft's top overall pick, Tennessee shouldn't expect Cleveland to come calling. Browns executive VP of football operations Sashi Brown said Tuesday that it would be "shocking" if the team trade... more

Newly anointed Eagles coach Doug Pederson made it clear last week that Sam Bradford is his kind of signal-caller, saying: "I think he's a top-notch quarterback." Sounds like a match, but will Bradford stick around? "I think he's excited," Eagle... more

Packers coach Mike McCarthy wants to see a trimmed-down version of Eddie Lacy next season. That's where Tony Horton steps in. The P90X creator and fitness guru came out of the woodwork this month to offer his support to the Green Bay running back.... more

The Broncos have finished off Ben Roethlisberger and Tom Brady in back-to-back weeks, but their biggest challenge lies ahead. That's according to Aqib Talib, the Denver cover man who called Carolina signal-caller Cam Newton "probably the most dange... more

The early word on Darian Stewart is positive news for Denver. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported that the Broncos safety suffered a slight MCL sprain in Sunday's AFC title game win over the Patriots, per a source. Rapoport tweeted that Stewar... more

Definitely waking up sore Monday: Tom Brady. The Patriots passer was officially hit 19 times in New England's 20-18 AFC title game loss to Denver, the most punishment absorbed by a signal-caller since Cleveland's Charlie Frye was hit 20 times by t... more

Carson Palmer's season came crashing down on Sunday. Along with it, the hopes of a Cardinals team that couldn't get out of their own way in an ugly 49-15 loss to the Panthers. Arizona's quarterback -- an MVP candidate just weeks ago -- fell to pie... more

Carolina has yet to play a snap in Super Bowl 50, but Panthers cornerback Josh Norman is already keeping score. "I watch," said Norman after Sunday's 49-15 NFC title game thrashing of Arizona, per the New York Daily News. "I'm not dumb to what go... more

It was just one play in a game that already felt over, but it spoke volumes about what quarterback Cam Newton means to his Super Bowl-bound Panthers. With the third quarter ticking away and Carolina facing third-and-10 in Arizona territory, Newton... more

For four straight quarters on Sunday, New England's Tom Brady spent life on the run. Brady was trying to evade Denver's trio of pass-rushing whirlwinds -- Derek Wolfe, DeMarcus Ware and Von Miller -- who dominated the Patriots all afternoon in a 20... more

Newly anointed Browns coach Hue Jackson has found his defensive coordinator. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday that Cleveland has hired Ray Horton for the role. The team made it official on Friday. Rapoport also reported former Bill... more

It doesn't get any easier this weekend for Arizona's defense.  After squeaking by a Hail Mary-happy Aaron Rodgers, the Cardinals must now face an entirely different type of signal-caller in Carolina's Cam Newton. "He is a monster, per se, at the... more

The Tennessee Titans have a new head coach in Mike Mularkey -- and a new offensive coordinator, too. Terry Robiskie has been hired as the team's new play-caller, the team announced Wednesday. In addition, the team announced Dick LeBeau as its assi... more

The San Diego Chargers didn't want Frank Reich, but the Philadelphia Eagles do. The former Bolts play-caller has been hired as the Eagles' new offensive coordinator under new Eagles coach Doug Pederson, the team announced Wednesday. Reich spent t... more

Denver Broncos coach Gary Kubiak isn't worried about the latest disappearing act by Vernon Davis. The veteran tight end logged 11 snaps over the final two weeks of the season before playing just one down in Denver's 23-16 win over the Steelers on... more

Peyton Manning hasn't been himself this season. Father Time has caught up to the Broncos passer, but Patriots coach Bill Belichick refuses to overlook Manning's gifts under center. "Peyton's a great player. We've had tremendous battles against hi... more

Like the Seattle Seahawks and New York Jets before them, the Bills had high hopes for Percy Harvin. Expecting the wideout to open up their air game and add sizzle to special teams, Harvin instead spent the final 11 games on injured reserve while... more

In back-to-back games against the Seahawks and Packers, Arizona's ground game has posted a paltry 67 total yards. What's the issue, Bruce Arians? "Getting their ass kicked up front," the Cardinals coach said of his offensive line, per The Arizona... more

Ben Roethlisberger's offseason will be surgery-free. The Steelers quarterback confirmed Tuesday that his banged-up throwing shoulder won't require him to go under the knife. "From what I've been told by Doc (James) Bradley, no surgery ,"... more

When the Seahawks declined Bruce Irvin's fifth-year option last offseason, the pass rusher looked like a sure bet to play elsewhere in 2016. Are the sides now singing a different tune? On the heels of Sunday's 31-24 playoff loss to the Panthers,... more

In an era when quarterbacks are talking about playing well into their 40s , Tony Romo has no plans to hang it up anytime soon. The Cowboys passer turns 36 in April, but recently told HBO's Bill Simmons that he plans to play at least four more seas... more

With Doug Pederson taking over as head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles, the Kansas City Chiefs spent Monday deciding on a new play-caller. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported that Kansas City will make Brad Childress their new offense coordina... more

No hire this offseason has been met with less excitement than Tennessee's choice of Mike Mularkey. Announced Monday as the Titans new head coach, the team's former interim leader opted not to dwell on his vanilla Q Rating. Instead, Mularkey talke... more

While some Panthers fans weren't thrilled to draw Seattle in the Divisional Round of the playoffs, Carolina's players never felt that way. "I didn't want to play anyone else," safety Roman Harper said last week, setting the tone for Sunday's 31-24... more

Could this be it for Julius Peppers? Turning 36 on Monday -- happy birthday, by the way -- Green Bay's veteran pass rusher acknowledged Saturday night that he was "not sure" if he'll return for his 15th NFL season in 2016. "We'll talk about that... more

The Cardinals won a playoff classic for the ages on Saturday night , but the focus in Arizona is entirely on what comes next. "Can't wait to get to Carolina,"  quarterback Carson Palmer said of Sunday's NFC title bout with the Panthers, per The... more

The Steelers benefited last week when Jeremy Hill's game-changing fumble gave Pittsburgh new life. On Sunday, the script was flipped, with Steelers running back Fitzgerald Toussaint committing the game's lone turnover in a 23-16 Divisional Round lo... more

Thirty-one points in the first half. Zero in the second. The Carolina Panthers walked away from Sunday's 31-24 divisional-round playoff win over the Seahawks less than pleased with their performance down the stretch. "The biggest disappointment... more

Billed as the game of the week, Sunday's divisional-round clash between the Panthers and Seahawks felt comprehensively over by halftime. And what a half it was. Taking a 31-0 lead into the locker room, the Panthers pieced together 30 minutes of... more

The Patriots knew they couldn't run the ball against Kansas City, so on Saturday they took the wisest approach possible: They didn't even try. In classic New England fashion, the defending Super Bowl champions opened their latest playoff odyssey wi... more

The Tennessee Titans have their man. The team announced Saturday that it has promoted interim leader Mike Mularkey to the role of head coach. It's a move that comes as little surprise after Rapoport noted that this was Mularkey's gig "to lose" a... more

The New England Patriots are keeping Keshawn Martin around for the long haul. This week, the team handed the young wideout a two-year, $3 million contract extension, per's Mike Reiss. Acquired in a September trade with the Texans, Marti... more

Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski expects to play in Saturday's AFC divisional showdown with the Chiefs, but what about Kansas City wideout Jeremy Maclin? Though NFL Media's Jeff Darlington was told that it will be an "uphill battle" for Maclin t... more

Ted Marchibroda, the former Colts and Ravens coach, passed away on Saturday. He was 84 years old. Carlie Irsay, daughter of Colts owner Jim Irsay, confirmed the news, writing: "We lost a great coach, player and man today in our Colts family. Love y... more

Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict will be remembered all offseason for his role in last week's unforgettable playoff loss to the Steelers, but his new position coach sees something else. "He's got great instincts. I understand he's very, very sma... more

Can Chip Kelly revive Colin Kaepernick's dormant career? Hall of Fame wideout Jerry Rice believes the new 49ers coach will do exactly that. "I think with Chip Kelly, it brought life to Colin Kaepernick," Rice told the Golf Channel this week, per C... more

No matter what quarterback the Browns wind up with next season, Hue Jackson plans on calling his own plays. "Right now in my mind, I don't really plan on having an offensive coordinator, because I want to reserve that right to call plays," Clevela... more

The Tennessee Titans are the final NFL club without a coach, but that could change on Saturday. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport told NFL Network's GameDay First that it's Mike Mularkey's job "to lose." The interim coach who replaced Ken Whisenhunt... more

For the Packers, it's personal. Green Bay is just hours away from Saturday night's divisional-round tilt with the Cardinals, but will the results be any different than the 38-8 beating they absorbed in Arizona in Week 16? "I think any time you ge... more

DeAngelo Williams is no sure bet to suit up for the Steelers this weekend . NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported that Pittsburgh's starting running back is visiting foot specialist Dr. Robert Anderson in Charlotte on Monday, per a source. It's... more

Coming out of Saturday night's epic meltdown against the Steelers, Bengals coach Marvin Lewis on Monday stuck up for the play of linebacker Vontaze Burfict and cornerback Adam Jones. Burfict was suspended the first three games of the 2016 season... more

The Carolina Panthers are getting healthy just in time. Coach Ron Rivera told reporters Monday that he expects lead running back Jonathan Stewart to suit up for practice on Wednesday after missing the final three games of the season with a spraine... more

So who decided that Marshawn Lynch wasn't ready to play on Sunday?  Marshawn Lynch, according to Seahawks coach Pete Carroll. Seattle's workhorse back "just didn't feel like he had it," Carroll said after the team's 10-9 wild-card win over the... more

Is Jason Hatcher ready to call it quits? The Redskins defensive end told reporters he was contemplating retirement, going so far as to broach the subject with general manager Scot McCloughan after Sunday's 35-18 wild-card loss to the Packers. "I'... more

Bill Belichick dove into Chiefs film right after Kansas City's wild-card romp over the Texans, leaving him with one big impression: The Patriots have their work cut out for them in Saturday's divisional-round tilt. "The fact they haven't lost in s... more

For the second straight day, a home playoff team has gone down in heartbreaking fashion. Vikings coaches, players and fans were left to peer into the void after watching Blair Walsh miss a 27-yard field-goal attempt in the final seconds of Sunday's... more

Houston's brief and hideous playoff run is curtains -- with one man to blame: Brian Hoyer. The Texans quarterback single-handedly sunk the ship in Saturday's 30-0 wild card loss to the Chiefs with a collage of unforgivable gaffes that deep-sixed o... more

Adam Gase is the youngest head coach in the National Football League, but that didn't stop the Miami Dolphins from handing him plenty of power. During Saturday's introductory press conference, Dolphins football czar Mike Tannenbaum announced that... more

If the Cincinnati Bengals knock off the Steelers on Saturday night , will Andy Dalton return for the Divisional Round? Don't bank on it. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Saturday that it's no sure thing the Bengals passer plays next week,... more

Houston's postseason journey will begin without the help of Jadeveon Clowney. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported that the second-year Texans pass rusher will not play in Saturday's wild-card tilt against the Chiefs thanks to the foot injury h... more

The fate of Jim Caldwell rests on the shaky turf in Detroit. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Saturday that Friday's hiring of new general manager Bob Quinn leaves the Lions coach far from certain to keep the job. The Lions went 6-2 in th... more

While the Miami Dolphins hope that Adam Gase will bring stability to their offense , his departure from Chicago only means more changes for quarterback Jay Cutler. So what's next? The Chicago Bears announced Monday that quarterbacks coach Dowell... more

This much we know: Dolphins football czar Mike Tannenbaum is tied deeply to Ryan Tannehill after signing the quarterback last May to a six-year, $95 million contract. That fate-filled relationship sits at the heart of Miami's decision on Saturday t... more

While six other teams continue to search for new leadership, Miami has fallen for Adam Gase. The Dolphins on Saturday made the Bears offensive play-caller their new head coach, the team announced. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported that Gase... more

Bad news for Brian Hoyer. NFL Media's James Palmer confirmed Saturday that Kansas City pass-rusher Justin Houston is ready to go for this afternoon's wild-card showdown with the Houston Texans. It comes as little surprise after Houston was listed... more

With the Philadelphia Eagles planning to meet with Tom Coughlin on Monday, one former Giants star has some advice for his old coach. "Don't do it, Tom," Justin Tuck said on NFL Network's GameDay First . The Raiders pass-rusher, who spent nine se... more

We're hours away from Saturday's wild-card showdown between the Chiefs and Texans, but Houston running back Alfred Blue already knows what his team must do to carve out a win. "I would say run the ball," Blue told the Houston Chronicle. "We've go... more

The Associated Press on Friday dropped their 2015 All-Pro Team. Headlined by Raiders pass-rusher Khalil Mack, who made history by being named to two positions, the AP's list serves as a who's who of the pro gridiron. Let's take a look at who made... more

The Green Bay Packers roll into Sunday with the NFL's sixth-best pass defense and a unit that's largely kept tight ends at bay. Can they put the clamps on Washington's Jordan Reed? "They haven't seen a tight end like Jordan,"  Redskins coach Jay Gr... more

When DeSean Jackson first heard about the firing of Chip Kelly, he told reporters that he "could care less" about the fate of his former coach. With more time to ponder the move, Washington's deep threat had plenty to say to TheMMQB's Robert Klemk... more

The Atlanta Falcons burned bright out of the gate this season, only to crash and burn down the stretch to finish a milquetoast 8-8. Seven losses over their final nine games left questions about the future of general manager Thomas Dimitroff, but te... more

One day after the firing of coach Lovie Smith , Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht made it clear that Tampa Bay is a patient organization -- but one that has its limits. "When you have eight wins in two years, and three home wins in two years,"... more

With DeAngelo Williams still nestled in a walking boot, the Pittsburgh Steelers are preparing to make Fitzgerald Toussaint their top man in the backfield for Saturday night's wild-card showdown with the Bengals. "I just want to prepare to hunt,"... more

It's official. Peyton Manning is back. The Broncos announced Thursday that the veteran quarterback will start under center when Denver kicks off their Divisional Round playoff tilt on Jan. 17. Coach Gary Kubiak told the team early Thursday after... more

Chiefs-Texans Steelers-Bengals Packers-Redskins Seahawks-Vikings The backstory The well-advertised backstory is grim for the Bengals when it comes to January football. Four consecutive postseason berths have led to four straight... more

A very unusual offseason for the Cleveland Browns grows only more unpredictable. The team announced Tuesday that Paul DePodesta is leaving his executive post with the New York Mets to become Cleveland's chief strategy officer. Answerable only to... more

The Washington Redskins are adding a healthy body to the secondary ahead of Sunday's wild-card showdown with the Packers. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday that the team is signing former Seahawks and Ravens cornerback Cary Williams,... more

Chuck Pagano's fate with the Indianapolis Colts will need to wait another day. The team announced that no decision will be made Monday on the job status of their embattled head coach. Why? Because team owner Jim Irsay was still meeting with Pagan... more

Add another name to New England's laundry list of banged-up players. NFL Media's Albert Breer reported Monday that Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has been diagnosed with a high ankle sprain after taking a beating in Sunday's loss to the Dolphins.... more

Not everyone is out in San Francisco. 49ers CEO Jed York announced Monday that Trent Baalke will remain in place as the team's general manager. After the firing of coach Jim Tomsula late Sunday night, York confirmed that Baalke also will lead the... more

The Tennessee Titans aren't finished shaking up the franchise. The team announced Monday that it will not renew the contract of executive vice president and general manager Ruston Webster. "I would like to thank Ruston Webster for all of his eff... more

Have the Cleveland Browns had their fill of Johnny Manziel? According to Peter King of, the woeful franchise is "so done with the guy" after Manziel, mired in the NFL's concussion protocol, failed to show up Sunday for a previously... more

The playoff-bound Kansas City Chiefs (11-5) capped their phenomenal comeback season with a 23-17 win on Sunday over the Oakland Raiders (7-9). Here's what you need to know: 1. Denver's win over the Chargers kept the Chiefs from taking the AFC Wes... more

The Pittsburgh Steelers (10-6) are playoff-bound after knocking off the ridiculous Cleveland Browns (3-13) 28-12 on Sunday. Here's what you need to know: 1. Pittsburgh needed a win on Sunday paired with a Jets loss to Buffalo to nab an AFC wild-c... more

Broncos and Panthers fans are living the dream right now, but there's always another side to the story. Especially if you root for one of the 30 other teams left watching Super Bowl 50 from the godforsaken couch. For most fans, the big game is a... more


The Cardinals have notched a flurry of interesting records this season. The most amazing of all? Arizona has piled up 57 touchdowns to just 55 punts. "That's the craziest stat I think I've ever heard," coach Bruce Arians said, per's Jos... more

While Chip Kelly's firing -- at least the timing of it -- served as a stunning piece of news to most, Giants coach Tom Coughlin has been around long enough to have seen it all. "Quite frankly, I'm not surprised by anything in this business," Cough... more

Will the Pittsburgh Steelers avoid facing Johnny Manziel on Sunday? The Browns quarterback is unlikely to play in Cleveland's regular-season finale after being diagnosed with a concussion on Wednesday, per Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal.... more

Brandon Weeden's week of glory has been upstaged by a suddenly healthy Brian Hoyer. Houston Texans coach Bill O'Brien told reporters that Hoyer practiced Wednesday and will start under center on Sunday for the first time since Week 14. "He's out... more

DeMarco Murray's high-altitude chat with Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie didn't trigger Chip Kelly's Tuesday firing. That's what Lurie told reporters on Wednesday, announcing: "DeMarco Murray had zero to do with it. I talk to a lot of players on the... more

The Cincinnati Bengals have avoided another nuclear-level disaster under center. AJ McCarron told reporters on Wednesday that his sprained left wrist isn't a threat to keep him out of this week's practice or Sunday's pivotal finale against the... more

The Bills are calling Sunday's finale against the New York Jets their version of the Super Bowl. Will LeSean McCoy play in the big game? Coach Rex Ryan didn't sound too optimistic on Wednesday, per Vic Carucci of The Buffalo News, saying it "prob... more

Pittsburgh's preparation for a pivotal season finale against the Cleveland Browns has begun without the help of Ben Roethlisberger. The Steelers star quarterback went home sick on Wednesday ahead of the team's first practice session of the week, p... more

The New York Giants still have something to play for in the NFC East. So do the suddenly Chip Kelly-free Philadelphia Eagles. Both teams have been bounced from playoff contention, but Sunday's season finale between the pair of 6-9 clubs has... more

Chip Kelly won't be winning Coach of the Year honors, but Arizona's Bruce Arians is on the radar to grab the award for a third time in four years. Still, the Cardinals coach says his vote would go to the man he might wind up battling come January:... more

The Pittsburgh Steelers can't believe where they are heading into Week 17. One week ago, they looked like the hottest team in the AFC. But after Sunday's stunning loss to the Ravens, Pittsburgh is on the outside looking in and needing extra help to... more

Gregg Rosenthal's latest look at the AFC Playoff Picture tells the tale of a conference nearly locked down for postseason play. The Steelers and Colts still have a shot to upset the apple cart, but if the playoffs started today, this year's collec... more

Is Rex Ryan beginning to see the light? We doubt it, but the Bills coach acknowledged this week that he put his team in a tough spot by squawking about the playoffs before the season even began. "I think we got a great thing going here. We just... more

Eagles fans can hardly believe the on-field results this season, but coach Chip Kelly hasn't lost faith in the master plan. "It didn't go our way, but I don't think we're a bad football team ," Kelly said Monday, per Reuben Frank of CSN Philly. "No... more

The Seattle Seahawks need Marshawn Lynch back in the mix -- and they just might get him. Coach Pete Carroll told reporters on Monday that the team's sidelined running back has a chance to return to practice on Wednesday "if today and tomorrow go we... more

The season is almost over for the Oakland Raiders. It's definitely over for Marcel Reece. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that the team's Pro Bowl fullback has been suspended four games without pay for violating the NFL Policy and Pr... more

Each week, Around The NFL's Marc Sessler offers up his laundry list of heroes and villains from the week that was. And what a week it was, with a slew of Sunday upsets that jolted the playoff picture and shone the spotlight on a handful of unlikel... more

Whether or not the Chargers have played their last game in San Diego, Eric Weddle has likely played his last game for the Chargers. The team on Monday placed the Pro Bowl safety on injured reserve with the groin injury that forced him out of the li... more

Monday Night Football has saved the best for last. Tonight's showdown between the Cincinnati Bengals and Denver Broncos is layered with playoff intrigue for a pair of teams still competing for a first-round bye in the AFC. The laundry list of... more

For the first time all season, Panthers players and coaches are left contemplating defeat. Coming out of Sunday's stunning 20-13 loss to the up-and-down Falcons, it's not a feeling quarterback Cam Newton wants to revisit. "There's no magic words... more

Written off in October, the resilient Kansas City Chiefs (10-5) are playoff bound after taking care of business in Sunday's tight 17-13 win over the Cleveland Browns (3-12). Here's what you need to know: 1. Looking to become just the second team... more

The Panthers will go another week without the services of Jonathan Stewart. Coach Ron Rivera confirmed Thursday that Carolina's workhorse back has been ruled out for Sunday's road tilt with the Atlanta Falcons. Stewart hasn't practiced this week... more

Swarmed by rumors that he's on his way out of New Orleans, Sean Payton insists he's going nowhere. Echoing his comments from earlier this season, the Saints coach emphasized Wednesday that he plans to stay with the team long past this forgettable... more

Travaris Cadet is back in The Big Easy. The Saints on Thursday announced that the scatback was claimed off waivers after being released by the 49ers. Cadet spent his first three seasons with the Saints before cups of coffee this year with New Eng... more

Browns center Alex Mack has the power to opt out of his contract this offseason. Will the Pro Bowl pivot ditch Cleveland for brighter shores? Here's one gem of a clue: "I will say that winning is really important to me," Mack said Wednesday, per... more

Marcus Mariota has already been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Texans, but the Titans rookie quarterback hasn't given up on playing one more time in Week 17. Whether or not the No. 2 overall pick plays in the finale against the Colts, it w... more

Mario Edwards Jr. promising rookie season is suddenly over. The Raiders on Wednesday placed the first-year defensive end on injured reserve with a neck injury, the team announced. "He had a significant injury," coach Jack Del Rio told reporters.... more

Life is simpler now for Bill Parcells. At 74, the Hall of Fame coach's lone tie to the NFL has Parcells occasionally consulting with the Cleveland Browns amid a more active investment in "racing horses and playing golf" at dual homesteads in Sarato... more

With Buffalo's season crumbling before our eyes, the Bills' locker room hasn't been shy about commenting on a campaign that hasn't lived up to Rex Ryan's offseason promises. Nearing the end of a topsy-turvy season packed with highs and lows -- and... more

Gary Kubiak has faced a laundry list of MVP candidates this season, but the Broncos coach remains in awe of the destruction Antonio Brown wreaked on Denver's defense in Week 15. "I know who I'd be voting for right now for MVP,"  Kubiak said after... more

A trying season for Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints has taken an ugly turn. A team source told NFL Media's Albert Breer on Tuesday that the perennial Pro Bowl quarterback was diagnosed with a torn plantar fascia after undergoing an MRI on the... more

The fate of this year's resilient New York Jets boils down to one very familiar task on Sunday: knocking off the New England Patriots. A loss would likely finish off Gang Green in the AFC. A win, though, would place the Jets in excellent position f... more

The 2016 Pro Bowl squad was announced Tuesday night on NFL Network, and we've gone over the biggest snubs and examined the honorees on defense . Now, let's unpack the offense. Remember, long gone are the familiar AFC versus NFC lineups that exis... more

One of the more visually shocking elements to come out of Sunday's slate of action: Those awkward mustard-stained pants donned by the four-win Baltimore Ravens. One question: Why? "That was in the works for all the way back to last season," coac... more

With Marshawn Lynch still rehabbing from last month's sports hernia surgery, the Seahawks are preparing for another dose of ground-and-pound action from their newfound committee  of running backs. Coach Pete Carroll confirmed Monday that both Bryce... more

The New York Giants' uphill battle to win the NFC East just grew steeper. Star wideout Odell Beckham was suspended one game for multiple violations of safety-related playing rules during Sunday's crushing 38-35 loss to the Carolina Panthers, the l... more

Coming off Sunday's crushing loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Denver Broncos aren't ready to make an official switch under center -- at least not yet. Coach Gary Kubiak told reporters Monday that nothing has changed at the quarterback position,... more

In a lost season for the Bills, at least one positive has emerged: Buffalo has found a quarterback in Tyrod Taylor. It certainly sounds that way, at least, after coach Rex Ryan told reporters on Monday that the team is "pretty sure" who their pass... more

NFC PLAYOFF PICTURE AFC PLAYOFF PICTURE This holiday season, the National Football Conference has given us the gift of clarity. The NFC's once-jumbled Playoff Picture is largely intact heading into the final two weeks of the season,... more

It's back to the postseason for the Seahawks after Seattle (9-5) clinched a playoff spot with Sunday's 30-13 win over Johnny Manziel and the Browns (3-11). Here's what you need to know: 1. Browns coach Mike Pettine might want to rethink his analy... more

The Washington Redskins (7-7) remain in the driver's seat of the NFC East after knocking off the Bills 35-25  on Sunday in a game that eliminated Buffalo (6-8) from playoff contention. Here's what you need to know: 1. Kirk Cousins set the tone on... more

The St. Louis Rams have been a disappointment this season, but don't expect the team to blow up the machine come January. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport told Around The NFL on Thursday that all indications suggest that both coach Jeff Fisher and ge... more

The Kansas City Chiefs are keeping Jah Reid around for the long haul. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday that the team has given the offensive lineman a three-year contract extension that will keep Reid around through the 2018 season,... more

The AFC South is a spiraling mess this season, but there's plenty of hope for the future. The Tennessee Titans have hope under center in Marcus Mariota while the Jaguars have Blake Bortles and a surrounding cast of talent that currently has Jackson... more

Unlike Justin Blackmon, suspended Browns receiver Josh Gordon is determined to get back on the field next season. Cleveland quarterback Johnny Manziel, for one, can't wait. "Yeah, I still talk to Josh every week, so we've been in touch constantly... more

The Patriots lost a dynamic and juicy element to their offense when scatback Dion Lewis suffered a season-ending knee injury in Week 9, but New England always has a backup plan. Second-year running back James White has evolved into a steady contrib... more

The banged-up New England Patriots continue to churn the roster ahead of Sunday's Week 15 matchup with the Tennessee Titans. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday that the team claimed receiver Leonard Hankerson and offensive lineman... more

Christine Michael's bizarre NFL season has come full circle. Seahawks coach Pete Carroll announced Wednesday that the team re-signed the running back to their 53-man roster in time for Sunday's showdown with the Cleveland Browns. Michael bounce... more

Kansas City's magic carpet ride toward the postseason just hit a wave of turbulent air. NFL Media's Rand Getlin reported Wednesday that Justin Houston is visiting noted surgeon Dr. James Andrews for an examination of the pass rusher's banged-up kne... more

Brock Osweiler will start Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers, but he wasn't the only Broncos quarterback to suit up for Wednesday's practice: Peyton Manning is out at practice for the first time in a little over a month. more

It's back to T.J. Yates under center for the Houston Texans. Coach Bill O'Brien announced Wednesday that quarterback Brian Hoyer wouldn't be available this Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts because of the head injury he suffered in Week 14's br... more

Decked out in an eye-burning Christmas sweater , Rex Ryan on Wednesday took blame for a Buffalo defense that hasn't lived up to the offseason bluster. The Bills coach summed up a unit that ranks 30th in sacks, saying point blank, per The Buffalo Ne... more

A legitimate threat in the AFC playoff race , Jets coach Todd Bowles believes Gang Green can do damage in January -- if they get there. "If it all comes together, we can be very dangerous ," Bowles said Tuesday, per the New York Post. If the seas... more

With LeGarrette Blount done for the year , the Patriots are spreading a wide net for help in the backfield. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported New England worked out Steven Jackson on Wednesday, according to a source informed of the team's... more

Minnesota's promising season has taken a swan dive over the past month. After a 7-2 start, the Vikings (8-5) spent the past four weeks dropping games to the Packers, Seahawks and Cardinals. With three tilts left against the Bears, Giants and Green... more

When Gregg Rosenthal broke down the AFC Playoff Picture , he told the tale of a conference packed with drama. With three weeks to go, the situation in the NFC is less cloudy, but there's still plenty to unpack coming out of Week 14. You can check o... more

All season long, Around The NFL's Marc Sessler will offer up his laundry list of heroes and villains from the week that was. We normally offer a barrage of players and coaches, but with the playoff chase in full swing, it's time to look at what wo... more

Damontre Moore has found a new home south of the Big Apple. The recently released Giants defensive end was claimed off waivers on Monday by the Miami Dolphins, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a source informed of the situation. Moor... more

Winners of four straight, the surging Seahawks are the hottest team in the league west of the Carolina Panthers -- and they'll make sure you know about it, too. "Seattle Seahawks, back to doing what they do," Pro Bowl cornerback Richard Sherman sa... more

Johnny Manziel 1, Microsoft Surface 0. That was the score at halftime after the Browns quarterback was seen bashing a sideline tablet into his skull following an ugly first-quarter pick in Cleveland's eventual 24-10 win over the San Francisco 49er... more

The Green Bay Packers (9-4) took over sole possession of the NFC North with Sunday's gritty 28-7  win over the Dallas Cowboys (4-9). Here's what you need to know: 1. With coach Mike McCarthy taking back Green Bay's playcalling, the Packers shook... more

The surging Seattle Seahawks (8-5) kept their postseason hopes alive with a paint-by-numbers 35-6 win over the Baltimore Ravens (4-9) on Sunday. Here's what you need to know: 1. Russell Wilson came into Week 14 with three-plus touchdown strikes i... more

The Browns (3-10) finally gave their agitated fan base something to smile about on Sunday as Johnny Manziel guided Cleveland to a 24-10  win over the wilting San Francisco 49ers (4-9). Here's what you need to know: 1. Cleveland came out spreading... more

Robert Quinn's season is finished. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday that the Rams placed the defensive end on injured reserve with a back issue, per a source informed of his situation. Rams coach Jeff Fisher later announced Quinn w... more

Experiencing the ups and downs of a mic'd up Rex Ryan is one of life's pure joys. NFL Films tracked the Bills coach during Sunday's edgy win over the Houston Texans, a 30-21 victory that kept Buffalo's playoff hopes alive -- and Rex on the edge of... more

Johnny Manziel is back under center for Cleveland, but Browns coach Mike Pettine made it clear on Wednesday that another off-field slip-up by the second-year quarterback could put his season on ice. "It would be hard for me to sit here and say we h... more

The Carolina Panthers own the NFL's best record, but Thursday Night Football will give fans another look at the league's most complete team. Winners of six straight, the Arizona Cardinals (10-2) deserve to be recognized for what they are: The most... more

With Julian Edelman and Rob Gronkowski tucked away in street clothes, the Patriots on Sunday leaned heavily on Danny Amendola. Still nursing the sprained knee that kept him out a Week 12 loss to Denver, the wideout returned against the Eagles to c... more

It's official. Johnny Manziel is back. The Browns announced Tuesday the second-year passer will take the reins in Week 14 against the San Francisco 49ers. "Johnny will be our starting quarterback on Sunday," Browns coach Mike Pettine said. "He's... more

NFC PLAYOFF PICTURE AFC PLAYOFF PICTURE What a difference a year makes. At this time last autumn, the Panthers were 3-8-1. Today, they roam as the NFL's lone unbeaten jewel. Surging toward home-field advantage in the NFC, Carolina's... more

The Pittsburgh Steelers are crystal clear on their feelings for the Cincinnati Bengals. "We don't like them. They don't like us," said Steelers offensive lineman David DeCastro, per the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "I'm not going to sit here and give... more

In the immediate aftermath of Sunday's loss to the Steelers, Colts quarterback Matt Hasselbeck expressed doubts over whether he would be healthy enough to play this weekend against the Jaguars. Colts coach Chuck Pagano, however, dispelled fears M... more

Get ready for another dose of the high-flying Cardinals in prime time. The NFL announced Monday that it has flexed Week 15's Arizona at Philadelphia Eagles matchup on Sunday, Dec. 20, to the 8:30 p.m. ET prime-time slot on NBC. The Cincinnati Ben... more

It was arguably the play of the year, but Jim Caldwell doesn't want to talk about it. The Lions coach on Monday had a prime opportunity to put a lid on Thursday night's Aaron Rodgers Hail Mary that handed Green Bay a 27-23 win over hapless Detroi... more

All season long, Around The NFL's Marc Sessler will offer up his laundry list of heroes and villains from the week that was. This week we're foregoing the typical rundown of goodies and baddies for a closer look at the NFL's two storied Ohio teams... more

With their season on the brink of destruction, Eagles players turned to a higher power for inspiration before Sunday's wild upset of the New England Patriots. Linebacker Najee Goode told reporters that team owner Jeffrey Lurie "fired up" the locke... more

It was a little more than a year ago when the Kansas City Chiefs saw a five-game win streak chopped down by the Oakland Raiders on Thursday Night Football . Rolling into the Black Hole on Sunday, Jeremy Maclin and friends weren't about to let the S... more

Sean Payton didn't want to go there, but after Sunday's crushing 41-38 loss to the high-flying Panthers, he just couldn't help himself. "I told myself before coming in here, I was not going to comment on the officiating ," Payton told reporters, p... more

The Kansas City Chiefs (7-5) continued their remarkable surge toward postseason play with Sunday's 34-20 win over the Oakland Raiders (5-7) on Sunday. Here's what you need to know: 1. The Chiefs are racing toward January, while the Raiders can't... more

The playoff-bound Cincinnati Bengals (10-2) turned the Battle of Ohio into an embarrassing wipeout for the down-and-out Browns (2-10) in a 37-3 win over Cleveland on Sunday. Here's what you need to know: 1. Chalk it up as another paint-by-numbers... more

Broncos running back C.J. Anderson held court this week in Denver's locker room wearing a T-shirt that read: "W.G.G.M.D." The translation, per The Denver Post : Who's gonna guard me, dude? Coming off his 113-yard explosion in last Sunday night's... more

Will a pair of Bears assistants seek sweet revenge when Chicago hosts San Francisco on Sunday? We wrote earlier about Adam Gase, the Bears offensive coordinator who interviewed for the Niners' head-coaching job last winter, only to be passed over... more

Paul Richardson's second season in Seattle is a wrap. The Seahawks on Saturday placed the wide receiver on injured reserve before promoting running back DuJuan Harris off their practice squad. It hasn't been an easy autumn for Richardson, who st... more

Will DeSean Jackson be ready for Monday Night Football? Redskins coach Jay Gruden told reporters that the veteran wideout missed Saturday's practice with an upper respiratory illness . Jackson is listed as probable for Washington's Week 13 tilt... more

It's been nearly two months since Mario Williams sounded off on his frustration with Rex Ryan's defense. Two months later, he says nothing has changed. "We're still doing the same thing," Williams told Vic Carucci of The Buffalo News this week,... more

It's curtains for Toby Gerhart. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Saturday that the Jacksonville Jaguars running back is being placed on season-ending injured reserve , per a source informed of the team's plans. The club later confirmed the m... more

Guess what? NFL owners spend their piles of scratch on more than just football players. Jim Irsay of the Colts, for instance, just dropped $2.2 million for a drum kit that Ringo Starr once used to record a rash of early Beatles hits, per The Assoc... more

Yet another member of Arizona's top-shelf secondary is about to get paid. After Patrick Peterson inked a seven-year, $83 million deal in 2014, the Cardinals have signed defensive back and special-teams Pro Bowler Justin Bethel to a three-year cont... more

With Browns wideouts Andrew Hawkins and Taylor Gabriel ruled out for Sunday, will we finally get a look at Terrelle Pryor the pass-catcher? "We haven't finalized it, but it's a possibility," coach Mike Pettine said Friday, ahead of this weekend's... more

When the 49ers visit the Bears on Sunday, San Francisco's players will be reunited with their old defensive coordinator in Vic Fangio. They'll also get a firsthand look at the man who almost became their head coach: Adam Gase. The former Broncos... more

On the latest Around the NFL Podcast , we unpacked a parcel of coaches facing uncertain futures as their teams spiral into oblivion. Coaches saddled with "Hot Buttz" is how Dan Hanzus coined the segment, which featured, among others, Mike Pettine... more

Will the Battle of Ohio unfold without a Tyler Eifert sighting? Cincinnati's playmaking tight end missed practice again on Thursday, per Geoff Hobson of the team's official website, who called Eifert questionable "at best" for Sunday's showdown w... more

Did the Seahawks get the better end of the Jimmy Graham deal? Coach Pete Carroll has no doubts, even after the playmaking tight end was lost for the year with the torn patellar tendon he suffered in Sunday's win over the Steelers. "Oh, I love h... more

Some people like the St. Louis Rams. Bruce Arians isn't one of them. The Cardinals coach recently called his NFC West foe "that team we don't like," before throwing another log on the fire in the lead-up to Sunday's 1 p.m. ET showdown . "I'll hav... more

After decades of discussion, will pro football finally return to Los Angeles? Meeting in Irving, Texas, for this week's December League Meeting, NFL owners laid the groundwork for a pivotal vote on the issue set for Jan. 12-13 in Houston. NFL... more

With Matt Hasselbeck preparing for his third straight start in Indy, Andrew Luck is working hard behind the scenes to make his return to the field. The Colts starting quarterback told reporters on Wednesday that he has been throwing a "fair, intens... more

The league hasn't given up on Ryan Mallett. Not yet. The Ravens announced that they worked out the former Texans and Patriots quarterback  on Wednesday. Mallett was released by the Texans in October after missing the team's charter flight to Mia... more

The Detroit Lions (4-7) haven't swept the Green Bay Packers (7-4) since 1991. Putting that into perspective, Lions rookie running back Ameer Abdullah and second-year tight end Eric Ebron weren't even alive when the club last pulled that off. Two-... more

Coming off his sizzling tour de force against the Saints on Sunday, Houston's J.J. Watt remains front and center in the battle for Defensive Player of the Year. There's no debate in this race -- or is there? Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinato... more

When the Bills faced the Giants in Week 4, Buffalo's stout secondary held Odell Beckham to just five catches for 38 yards in a 24-10 loss to New York. Nine weeks later, the playoff-hopeful Bills are gearing up to face another pass-catcher making a... more

Baltimore beat the Browns fair and square on Monday night. The NFL on Tuesday confirmed that no penalty occurred on the game's final play, which saw Ravens defensive end Brent Urban block a 51-yard field goal attempt by Travis Coons. The tipped bal... more

Will Sam Bradford be ready to roll for Philadelphia on Sunday? The Eagles quarterback returned to practice on Tuesday after missing the past two games with a shoulder injury, per Zach Berman of the Philadelphia Inquirer. Video of the session sho... more

It's back to Cleveland for Terrelle Pryor. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday that the free-agent wideout is planning to sign with the Browns, who cut the former quarterback before the season. Browns coach Mike Pettine did not confir... more

All season long, Around The NFL's Marc Sessler will offer up his laundry list of heroes and villains from the week that was. Let's get down to it: Heroes 1. Our Boy Brock: Starring in the game of the year, Brock Osweiler did more than just... more


It wasn't pretty, but the playoff-bound Cardinals (9-2) remain in the driver's seat of the NFC West after knocking off the 49ers (3-8) 19-13 on Sunday -- Arizona's first win in San Francisco since 2008. Here's what you need to know: 1. Give the 4... more

The Indianapolis Colts (6-5) remain tied with the Texans atop the AFC South after knocking off Jameis Winston and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-6) 25-12 on Sunday. Here's what you need to know: 1. Forty-year-old Matt Hasselbeck has emerged as an... more

The Houston Texans (6-5) remain tied with the Colts atop the AFC South after knocking off the New Orleans Saints (4-7) 24-6  on Sunday. Here's what you need to know: 1. After missing last week with a concussion, Brian Hoyer entered Sunday hoping t... more

A win over the Bills on Sunday would do wonders for Kansas City's wild-card hopes in the AFC . The Chiefs might have to pull it off, though, without the help of two key contributors. The Chiefs listed both running back Charcandrick West and tight... more

The flailing Atlanta Falcons lost their punch in last Sunday's loss to the Colts after Devonta Freeman left with a concussion. The league's sixth-leading rusher won't help this weekend, either, with coach Dan Quinn confirming that Freeman won't sui... more

The undefeated Patriots talk started long before the leaves fell off the trees, but has society been focused on the wrong team? Boasting a league-best mark of 11-0, the Carolina Panthers aren't afraid to talk about running the table. "It's going... more

The campaign is over for Darqueze Dennard. The Bengals on Friday placed  the second-year cornerback on season-ending injured reserve with shoulder damage that will require surgery. In a corresponding move, the team activated rookie offensive tackle... more

Have the Bills given teams a blueprint for slowing down New England? Probably not, but the Broncos saw coach Rex Ryan follow through on his plans to shut down Rob Gronkowski, holding the Pro Bowl behemoth to just two catches in Buffalo's narrow lo... more

After falling short in a shootout to the Cardinals, the Bengals -- coming off two straight losses -- face a far less dynamic attack on Sunday in the form of the Rams. St. Louis has slumped hard under the direction of new play-caller Frank Cignetti,... more

So, Thursday night's Packers-Bears tilt didn't go according to plan . Billed by most football heads as an easy win for Green Bay, it was Chicago that left Lambeau Field with a 17-13 victory that reminded us again of how frisky this Bears team has b... more

A pair of epic butt-whippings for the Eagles over a five-day span begs all sorts of questions about Chip Kelly's future in Philadelphia. Amid word that the coach could potentially be lured back to the college ranks, Kelly's players were asked aga... more

Mike Pettine said Wednesday that he hasn't given up on Johnny Manziel. Neither have his teammates. "We're not ready to shut the door on him," Pro Bowl left tackle Joe Thomas said of the benched quarterback, per Daryl Ruiter of WKRK-FM. "It's a st... more

Mike Pettine is sticking by his decision to bench Johnny Manziel. Speaking with reporters on Wednesday, the Cleveland Browns coach emphasized that trust was broken after a series of photos and videos showing Manziel allegedly partying during the t... more

Conor Orr asked Tuesday why wideout Sammy Watkins can't play the same role in Buffalo that target-monster DeAndre Hopkins plays in Houston. Coach Rex Ryan is listening. After watching Watkins go without a single first-half target in Monday night... more

Eric Ebron is looking to change perceptions against the Philadelphia Eagles on Turkey Day. The Detroit Lions tight end saw his critics swarm after he dropped a would-be touchdown pass during Sunday's 18-13 win over the Oakland Raiders. "They're s... more

The Steelers currently hold the fifth seed in the AFC Playoff Picture , but Pittsburgh isn't resigned to a wild-card berth. "We want the division," safety Mike Mitchell told the team's official website. "We never want to back door into the playoff... more

The Buffalo Bills on Monday night were handed an outstanding chance to make their move in the AFC playoff picture. Their only problem? The Patriots. After watching a trio of NFC powerhouses -- the Panthers, Cardinals and Packers -- add to their gau... more

All season long, Around The NFL's Marc Sessler will offer up his laundry list of heroes and villains from the week that was. Let's get down to it: Heroes 1. Thomas Rawls: Plenty scratched their heads when the Seahawks cut bait before the s... more

Kevin White's season isn't over yet in Chicago. The Bears plan to have their rookie wideout -- the No. 7 overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft -- begin his 21-day practice window on Tuesday, the team announced. Stashed away on the physically unable... more

Packers running back Eddie Lacy finally broke free on Sunday, but was it enough to regain his starting job? Green Bay coach Mike McCarthy wasn't ready to unveil the pecking order on Monday, one day after Lacy rushed for 100 yards off 22 carries in... more

The Carolina Panthers feel overlooked. Undefeated and coming off a 44-16 mauling of the Washington Redskins, coach Ron Rivera was surprised to hear Monday that his 10-0 team rolls into Dallas on Thanksgiving as underdogs to the 3-7 Cowboys. "It'... more

It's over for Jimmy Clausen in Chicago. The Bears announced that Jay Cutler's backup was waived on Monday to make room for fellow quarterback David Fales, who was added to the active roster off the practice squad. Coach John Fox told reporters t... more

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are fun again. Coming off Sunday's epic 45-17 romp of the Eagles, wideout Mike Evans couldn't help but gush over the play of Jameis Winston, the rookie quarterback who shredded Philadelphia with five touchdown passes to fiv... more

For two-plus seasons in Philadelphia, football fans have been subjected to a rash of puff pieces about the dynamic program taking shape under coach Chip Kelly. The Eagles on Sunday, though, were anything but watchable, looking lost in all phases of... more

Washington's Jason Hatcher came out of Sunday's 44-16 loss to the Panthers suggesting that the Redskins have received their share of unfavorable calls this season for a specific reason: Their name. "I'm not saying this out of character to get fine... more

The Indianapolis Colts (5-5) remain tied atop the AFC South with Houston after wiping out a 14-point deficit to knock off the struggling Atlanta Falcons (6-4) 24-21 on Sunday. Here's what you need to know: 1. All he does is win. Matt Hasselbeck's... more

Oakland's playoff hopes are in hot water after the Raiders (4-6) lost Sunday's meeting with the Detroit Lions (3-7), 18-13 . Here's what you need to know: 1. Matthew Stafford came out humming, guiding the Lions on a 13-play march that chewed seven... more

Atlanta's 24-21 loss to the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday wasn't the only bad news for the Falcons. Devonta Freeman, the NFL's third-leading rusher, piled up 43 yards off three carries before leaving in the first half of Sunday's game with a concus... more

Jay Cutler might not get much help on Sunday against the Denver Broncos. The Bears quarterback won't be happy to learn that wideout Eddie Royal has been ruled out for the game while receiver Alshon Jeffery and running back Matt Forte are both... more

Will Eddie Lacy help the Packers this weekend? Green Bay coach Mike McCarthy told reporters on Friday that the team's demoted running back "looked good"  Thursday in "one of his better practices" of the year, saying: "So far, so good." Lacy assur... more

If the Indianapolis Colts plan to fend off the Jaguars and Texans in the underwhelming AFC South, it starts with a win on Sunday over the Atlanta Falcons. To pull that off, reliable cornerback Vontae Davis must keep a lid on the nearly unstoppable... more

While a tucked-away Peyton Manning has yet to speak  with Brock Osweiler, Denver's defense has spent all week practicing against the untested Broncos backup quarterback. "Oh, he's ready. He looks good," linebacker Brandon Marshall told the team's... more

Rex Ryan just can't get away from the New England Patriots. The Bills coach on Thursday was a verbal waterfall on the topic of Bill Belichick's Foxborough dynasty. Essentially conceding the division to the undefeated Pats -- Buffalo's opponent o... more

The Minnesota Vikings have the chance to make a powerful statement in the NFC North on Sunday . A win at home over the slumping Packers would carve out a two-game divisional lead for a club that hasn't topped Green Bay in three seasons. "I feel l... more

It wasn't pretty, but it counts. Thursday night's 19-13 victory over the Tennessee Titans gave the Jaguars (4-6) their third win in four games and maybe much more. If Indianapolis and Houston tumble this weekend, long-lost Jacksonville would sit a... more

Rex Ryan knows which team will win the AFC East -- and it isn't Buffalo. The Bills coach on Thursday essentially conceded the division to the undefeated Patriots, even if the Bills (5-4) knock off New England (9-0) on Monday Night Football . "Do... more

Tony Romo is back. The Cowboys quarterback practiced on Thursday for the first time since fracturing his left collarbone in a Week 2 win over the Eagles. Dallas hasn't won since, leaving the 'Boys buried in the NFC East cellar with an ugly 2-7... more

The last time Buffalo faced the Patriots, Tom Brady ripped through the Bills secondary for nearly 500 yards and three touchdowns. Did Rex Ryan's players take that personally? "Of course," said safety Duke Williams ahead of Monday night's rematch,... more

It came as a surprise to Johnny Manziel. "I was a little caught off guard, watching film this morning, coach (Mike Pettine) came and grabbed me," Manziel told reporters Tuesday after being named Cleveland's starting quarterback going forward, per... more

From where they stand today, the two-win Dallas Cowboys have a better shot at the No. 1 overall pick than a playoff berth -- but don't tell that to Tony Romo. Expected to start Sunday after missing seven games with a broken collarbone, Romo on Tue... more

It's Johnny time in Cleveland. Mike Pettine announced on Tuesday that the Browns are handing the starting quarterback job over to Johnny Manziel for the remainder of the season. It's a move that makes plenty of sense. Bottoming out at 2-8, the... more

All season long, Around The NFL's Marc Sessler will offer up his laundry list of heroes and villains from the week that was. Let's get down to it: Heroes Big Ben Off the Bench: "All he needed was the phone booth and the cape," said Steele... more

Jacksonville's last-minute win over the Baltimore Ravens never should have been. NFL spokesperson Michael Signora confirmed to NFL Media on Monday that game officials in Sunday's 22-20 win over the Baltimore Ravens failed to flag the Jaguars for a... more

The Bengals host the Texans on Monday night in a battle between two teams heading in different directions. With a win, Cincinnati (8-0) can march one step closer to a first-round bye in the AFC, while Houston (3-5) needs a victory to stay relevant i... more

Johnny Manziel came out of Cleveland's 30-9 loss to the Steelers on Sunday with one request. "I want to keep playing," said the second-year Browns quarterback, per Mary Kay Cabot of The Plain Dealer. "Every game that I play, I keep learning, and I... more

Giants fans can look back on Sunday's 27-26 loss to the Patriots and ask why New York didn't do more to prevent another chapter of last-minute heroics from Tom Brady. Trailing 24-23, Big Blue faced a first-and-goal at the New England five-yard lin... more

Did Odell Beckham make the catch? Plenty of Giants fans thought he did, but game officials covering New York's 27-26 loss to the Patriots on Sunday saw it differently. Trailing 24-23 with 2:06 left on the clock, Giants quarterback Eli Manning --... more

The Vikings (7-2) sit alone atop the NFC North  after Adrian Peterson ran for a season-high 203 yards in Sunday's 30-14 win over the Oakland Raiders (4-5). Here's what you need to know: 1. The Vikings dialed up a time-tested plan on offense: Hand... more

A disastrous 2-8 start by the Cleveland Browns won't lead to firings during the bye week. Browns owner Jimmy Haslam threw his support behind coach Mike Pettine and general manager Ray Farmer after Cleveland's ugly 30-9 loss to the Pittsburgh Steel... more

The Steelers (6-4) have plenty to be happy about heading into their bye. With Ben Roethlisberger stepping in for the injured Landry Jones, Pittsburgh had its way with a wandering Browns club in Sunday's 30-9 win over Cleveland (2-8). Here's what you... more

Ben Roethlisberger's return to action came sooner than expected. Still nursing a mid-foot sprain, the Steelers quarterback took the field for Pittsburgh's second drive in place of Landry Jones, who left Sunday's win over the Cleveland Browns with a... more

Lamarcus Joyner's Week 9 collision with Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater will cost the St. Louis Rams cornerback. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday that Joyner was fined $23,152 for Sunday's hit  that forced Bridgewater out of t... more

Patrick Willis harbors no plans to short-circuit his retirement from the NFL. Responding to a Bleacher Report think-piece suggesting that the former San Francisco 49ers linebacker was considering a comeback , Willis took to social media on Thursday... more

Ameer Abdullah exploded onto the scene in August as one of the league's most promising rookie playmakers. Trapped on a one-win Detroit team, though, the first-year running back leads the Lions with just 225 rushing yards, ranking him 49th league-wi... more

When J.J. Watt met with reporters this week, the Texans defensive behemoth was reminded of his career-long success against the Bengals. In four meetings with Cincinnati, Watt has piled up 18 tackles, two sacks and a one game-changing playoff pick s... more

The Jacksonville Jaguars are a special blend of hope and frustration this season. On one hand, certain moments from Blake Bortles suggest the markings of an exciting franchise quarterback, one surrounded by a host of young playmakers in running bac... more

Jimmy Graham has just one game this season with 100-plus yards through the air, but the Arizona Cardinals know what kind of challenges come with stopping the 6-foot-7, 260-pound Seahawks tight end. "They already had Marshawn (Lynch) and Russell... more

The New York Giants thought enough of former Patriots running back Shane Vereen to sign him this offseason to a three-year, $12.35 million deal. Coach Tom Coughlin, though, hasn't forgotten the budding New England star that Big Blue let walk away:... more

Denver's loss to the Colts on Sunday continues to sting the 7-1 Broncos. Coach Gary Kubiak told reporters that Peyton Manning sat out Wednesday's practice because of a sore foot that has bothered the 39-year-old quarterback for a "couple weeks," pe... more

Bucs wideout Mike Evans topped Big Blue's Odell Beckham on Sunday in receiving yards and targets, but blamed himself this week for a rash of drops that helped bury Tampa in a 32-18 loss to the Giants. "I proclaim myself to be one of the best... more

It's become a thing. Get past Week 8 of the NFL campaign and prepare for a daunting flood of midseason awards and think-pieces from scribes and football heads across the land. Bill Belichick, for one, considers it pure rubbish. "That's great, b... more

Asked on Tuesday if he had Thursday's showdown  -- airing exclusively on NFL Network -- with the Jets circled on his calendar, Bills coach Rex Ryan insisted that wasn't the case with his former team. Why? Because Ryan remains dangerously obsessed w... more

Tight end Dennis Pitta won't suit up for the Baltimore Ravens this season. "The decision has been made that it wouldn't be safe for him to return and play," coach John Harbaugh told reporters Wednesday. The Ravens had until 4 p.m. ET to decide... more

"Clipboard Jesus" is back on the breadline. The Titans on Wednesday waived veteran quarterback Charlie Whitehurst, ending his two-year run in Tennessee. In a corresponding move, the team announced that rookie running back David Cobb was activated... more

We asked Tuesday if the AFC South was up for grabs after learning that Colts quarterback Andrew Luck would miss two to six weeks with abdominal injuries suffered in Sunday's win over the Broncos. The primary argument for the Colts maintaining thei... more

There's no replacing Dion Lewis in New England. The tackle-breaking satellite back gave the undefeated Patriots an unusual player who generated headaches for opponents and yardage and points for his own team. Out for the year with a torn ACL, fa... more

Forget the fact that they're two games up on the up-and-down Seahawks. The high-flying Arizona Cardinals (6-2) know that their early-season success will be thrust under the microscope on Sunday night against Seattle (4-4). "Those guys are kind o... more

With Tuesday's surprising news from the Colts that quarterback Andrew Luck will miss two to six weeks with abdominal injuries suffered in Sunday's win over the Broncos, the reeling AFC South remains up for grabs. That isn't how we felt after watch... more

A healthy Buffalo Bills team finally flexed their muscles on offense in Sunday's 33-17 wipeout of the Dolphins. Tyrod Taylor used his mobility to lash Miami's tumbling defense, but he also set the table for a career afternoon by second-year... more

The frisky New York Jets don't plan to battle Rex Ryan's Buffalo Bills without a kicker on Thursday night. Gang Green signed former Texans leg Randy Bullock to replace Nick Folk, who bowed out of Sunday's win over the Jaguars with a right quadrice... more

Plenty of agitated Browns fans look at their 2-7 team and wonder why the club doesn't just hand the ball over to second-year quarterback Johnny Manziel. Cleveland's coaching simply doesn't agree -- at least not yet. Telling reporters Tuesday tha... more

Terrance West is coming home to Baltimore. The former Towson University backfield star was picked up Tuesday by the Ravens and added to their practice squad, the team announced . Far from a conquering hero, West is looking to salvage his NFL care... more

It's remarkable to see what the injury-ravaged Steelers have accomplished this season. Despite losing star running back Le'Veon Bell and seeing Ben Roethlisberger bop in and out of the lineup with injuries, Pittsburgh has a chance to carve out a 6-... more

Robert Turbin's brief stay with the Cleveland Browns is over. The team on Tuesday waived the third-year running back in order to sign offensive lineman Darrian Miller off the practice squad. Turbin told reporters last month that he planned to tak... more

All season long, Around The NFL's Marc Sessler will offer up his laundry list of heroes and villains from the week that was. Let's get down to it: Heroes The Man Known As Mariota: As Dan Hanzus mentioned on the latest Around The NFL Podcast... more

Wes Welker is back. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that the former Patriots and Broncos wideout signed a deal with the St. Louis Rams, per a source informed of the team's plans. Coach Jeff Fisher later confirmed the addition during... more

Why did the Rams sign Wes Welker on Monday? Here's why: St. Louis wideout Stedman Bailey has been slapped with a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy on Monday, per a league spokesman. With just 182 yards off 12 gr... more

The Vikings expect to have Teddy Bridgewater back in a hurry. Coach Mike Zimmer told reporters on Monday that the second-year quarterback "passed his first test" after suffering a concussion in Sunday's 21-18 win over the St. Louis Rams. "He sho... more

Forget Sunday's defeat, Raiders fans. Looking past a crushing 38-35 loss to the Steelers, Oakland's long-battered fan base can take heart in the play of quarterback Derek Carr. The second-year passer is on pace for the most touchdowns (38) and... more

Aaron Rodgers 1, Technology 0. That was the score after the Green Bay Packers quarterback was seen flinging his Microsoft Surface tablet skyward during Sunday's 37-29 loss to the Carolina Panthers. "They caught that?" Rodgers said after the gam... more

Another ugly meltdown by the Green Bay defense triggered a spat of embarrassing in-fighting during the fourth quarter of Sunday's 37-29 loss to the undefeated Panthers. After Carolina quarterback Cam Newton hit rookie Devin Funchess for a 14-yard... more

The New York Giants (5-4) maintained their tight lead in the NFC East with Sunday's 32-18 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-5). Here's what you need to know: 1. Eli Manning's first pass of the game, an ill-fated toss to Odell Beckham running a... more

The Panthers are perfect -- but it didn't come easy. Carolina moved to 8-0 on the year after squelching a wild Packers comeback in Sunday's 37-29 win over Green Bay (6-2). Here's what you need to know: 1. Cam Newton's killer fourth-quarter pick w... more

The Pittsburgh Steelers have given up on Dri Archer. The team announced on Thursday they released the rarely used second-year running back and pass-catcher in order to make room for veteran return man Jacoby Jones. Waived this week by the Charge... more

Set to face the undefeated Panthers on Sunday, Packers coach Mike McCarthy made it clear this week that he doesn't take much stock in last year's 38-17 thrashing of Carolina. Why? "Well, Josh Norman didn't play that game and he is a difference-m... more

Thursday's gutting of the Detroit Lions won't include the team's embattled head coach. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported that Jim Caldwell has been informed that he will keep his job despite guiding the Lions to a 1-7 record, per a team sou... more

Johnny Manziel's task on Thursday Night Football is a brutal one. Asking the inexperienced passer to take a two-win Browns team into enemy territory on a short week to battle the undefeated Bengals, can Cleveland expect anything different than the... more

EJ Manuel's ghastly rash of mistakes in London all but buried the whispers over a quarterback controversy in Buffalo. Tyrod Taylor's knee is healthy and teammates have noticed a difference in their young starter. Running back Boobie Dixon talked t... more

Can new Colts play-caller Rob Chudzinski revive Indy's underwhelming offense? One day after the firing of offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton, coach Chuck Pagano acknowledged Wednesday that parting ways "was not a knee-jerk reaction," but a respons... more

Joseph Randle is free. Not in a good way, though. The former Cowboys running back went unclaimed on waivers Wednesday, one day after being cut free by Dallas, per NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport. Randle isn't an attractive option for teams seekin... more

Entering the second half of the season, plenty of teams in both conferences remain alive for a playoff berth. Some squads have it easier than others. The NFC South, for instance, is off to a fast start and a good bet to keep rolling thanks to an... more

Browns general manager Ray Farmer is one day away from watching his hand-picked quarterback, Johnny Manziel, attempt to upset the undefeated Bengals on Thursday Night Football . Regardless of how that plays out, Farmer told reporters on Tuesday th... more

Ben Roethlisberger, Le'Veon Bell, Antonio Brown and Martavis Bryant have played just 16 snaps together all year -- and Bell won't play again this season because of a torn MCL -- but that hasn't dimmed the confidence of Pittsburgh's locker room. "I... more

A day away from battling the undefeated Bengals, the wandering Browns are turning the offense over to Johnny Manziel. With veteran passer Josh McCown battling a painful rib injury, Browns coach Mike Pettine said Wednesday on SiriusXM NFL Radio that... more

A potential blockbuster deal between the Broncos and Browns fell apart just before Tuesday's league-wide trade deadline. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport told NFL Network that the sides couldn't work out a swap for Cleveland's Pro Bowl left tackle, J... more

San Diego's drifting season just floated into a dark corner. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday that wideout Keenan Allen underwent a procedure on Monday to repair a lacerated kidney, per a pair of sources. The team announced Tuesday t... more

All season long, Around The NFL's Marc Sessler will offer up his laundry list of heroes and villains from the week that was. Now that we're halfway through the season, it's time to shift gears and hand out some midseason awards. Let's get down... more

The Ken Whisenhunt era is history in Tennessee , but the Titans can't lose sight of what matters most: The development of Marcus Mariota. The team's rookie quarterback now sits at the center of a challenging transition in Nashville. Onto his second... more

The Bears on Monday delivered good news on the status of running back Matt Forte. Coach John Fox told reporters that Forte is not expected to need surgery on the right knee he injured during Chicago's 23-20 loss on Sunday to the Minnesota Vikings.... more

It's not how the Vikings planned it. We heard all offseason how Minnesota would puncture defenses through the air with young Teddy Bridgewater lacing passes to veteran wideout Mike Wallace and the emergent Charles Johnson. Seven games into the se... more

Find a quarterback and watch your fortunes turn. That's the case in Oakland this season, where second-year passer Derek Carr has bloomed into a more-than-serviceable young arm in charge of a frisky Raiders offense that offed the Jets on Sunday, 34-... more

Despite the wandering Cleveland Browns holding a 20-7 lead over Arizona on Sunday, Bruce Arians didn't panic. The Cardinals coach gave his team a mouthful at halftime before calmly guiding Arizona's weapons-rich offense back into the light with 27... more

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was less than pleased with how game officials handled a tricky sequence just before halftime of Sunday's 13-12 loss to the Seahawks. Jones told David Helman of the team's official website that the refs "screwed up"... more

The Cleveland Browns (2-6) jumped out to a big lead on Sunday, but the Arizona Cardinals (6-2) kept their cool and reeled off 27 unanswered points for a 34-20 win . Here's what we learned: 1. Carson Palmer has been a pristine passer all season, bu... more

Does anyone want to win the AFC South? That's up for debate, but the Texans used a single-game franchise record s even sacks to knock off Tennessee 20-6 . Here's what we learned: 1. Brian Hoyer came into the game having thrown a trio of touchdowns... more


Will Josh McCown suit up against the Arizona Cardinals? Cleveland's veteran quarterback was limited in practice for the second straight day on Friday before Browns coach Mike Pettine listed McCown as questionable for Sunday with the sore right shou... more

With wideout Dez Bryant back on the practice field , the Dallas Cowboys have begun piecing together a plan to add quarterback Tony Romo to the mix. Bryant spoke to reporters on Friday and said his confidence level is high. He says he's unsure about... more

Tyler Eifert spent the first two years of his NFL career hearing the whispers. After suffering a rash of shoulder, neck and knee issues as a rookie in 2013, the Cincinnati Bengals tight end saw his sophomore campaign deep-sixed last autumn by a... more

All signs point to Dez Bryant returning to action for the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday.  NFL Media's Rand Getlin reported Friday that the team is optimistic the Pro Bowl pass-catcher will play this weekend at home against the Seattle Seahawks. Getlin... more

While the Patriots rise and shine on Friday morning an enviable 7-0, the Dolphins are back on the hot seat after spiraling to earth in Thursday night's ugly 36-7 loss. "I just told them that I don't believe that's who we are one bit ," said Miami... more

With Ben Roethlisberger operating as a full participant in practice for the second straight day on Thursday, the Steelers are more than ready to welcome back their star passer. "I don't know what (his knee's) feeling, but I do know he's throwing th... more

On Thursday's Around the NFL Podcast , we cited the duel between Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis and Raiders wideout Amari Cooper as one of the best one-on-one tiffs of Week 8. It's a matchup likely to decide who wins Sunday's New York-Oakland affai... more

The Patriots caravan cruised for another easy win in Thursday night's 36-7 romp over the Dolphins. New England quarterback Tom Brady did what he's done so many times before, ripping through Miami's defense for 356 yards and four scores, with much... more