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Kevin Patra

Kevin Patra


Kevin Patra has been writing for NFL.com since 2013 after a three-year run on the NFL Network newsdesk. He is more handsome than he appears.


December

John Dorsey has been on the job in Cleveland less than a week, but the Browns new GM already made sweeping conclusions about the performance of Sashi Brown and the previous regime. "You know what? You've got to get a guy like that (Hue Jackson)... more

The last time the Pittsburgh Steelers faced the New England Patriots, Le'Veon Bell played just 11 snaps in a 36-17 blowout loss in the AFC Championship at Gillette Stadium. The running back hurt his groin early in the playoffs and re-injured it aft... more

Few are surprised Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers returned at the earliest possible date after undergoing collarbone surgery. Least shocked might be the Packers' Sunday opponent, the Carolina Panthers. "Everybody knew from the beginni... more

If the NFL had a Lady Byng Trophy for most gentlemanly player , Marcus Mariota would be a yearly finalist. The Tennessee Titans quarterback apologized on Wednesday for his curt post-game press conference following Sunday's loss to the Arizona Cardi... more

The Los Angeles Rams expect to have No. 1 target Robert Woods back for Sunday's pivotal showdown with the Seattle Seahawks. The receiver said he plans to play this weekend after missing the past three games with a shoulder injury suffered in Week 1... more

With Josh McCown now on injured reserve , Bryce Petty will start at quarterback for the New York Jets for the final three games of the 2017 season, barring injury. Jets head coach Todd Bowles said the team has no plans to play Christian Hackenberg... more

Aaron Rodgers is back and already preparing for the Carolina Panthers. With the Green Bay Packers' playoff hopes hanging by a thread, the all-world quarterback was medically cleared from his collarbone injury on Tuesday night by team Dr. Pat McKen... more

The Dallas Cowboys still have an outside chance of making a playoff run with three games down the stretch despite the absence of Ezekiel Elliott. With the running back set to serve the final game of his six-tilt suspension this week, Cowboys owner... more

The Blizzard Bowl in Buffalo has more collateral damage: The Denver Broncos' preparation for the Indianapolis Colts. Broncos coach Vance Joseph said the streaking snow camouflaged the Colts so much that the game recording was unusable to prepare fo... more

Sunday afternoon all eyes turn to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where Jim Nantz, Tony Romo, Tracy Wolfson and the rest of CBS's No. 1 crew will call the battle for the AFC's No. 1 seed . The Steelers-Patriots tilt at Heinz Field will be the biggest gam... more

If you have any questions about what a difference a franchise quarterback makes, simply turn on a San Francisco 49ers game from the last two weeks. Jimmy Garoppolo propelled the previously one-win team to two straight victories. The offense is humm... more

The Pittsburgh Steelers placed Ryan Shazier on injured reserve Tuesday. The linebacker underwent spinal stabilization surgery on Dec. 6. "Unfortunately Ryan will not be able to contribute on the field during the remainder of this season," Steelers... more

Devin Hester will not make another late-season appearance. The NFL's all-time leader in punt-return touchdowns announced he's hanging up his cleats. CURTAINS ‚??ū?ĺ Appreciate all of the love for all these years!!! Y‚??all made the ride incredibl... more

Washington Redskins safety Su'a Cravens plans to restart his NFL career in 2018. Craven's agent Fadde Mikhail released a statement on Tuesday saying the safety has received medical clearance to resume football activities. Statement from Su'a Crav... more

Marcus Peters served his one-game suspension and will return for Saturday's tilt versus the Los Angeles Chargers. Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid said Monday that despite the secondary playing its best game in weeks sans the starting corner Pete... more

During Sunday's loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, Los Angeles Rams fans began to loudly ponder why in the name of sweet baby Jesus wasn't Todd Gurley touching the ball more. On a four-drive sequence in the first half, Gurley touched the ball just f... more

Chuck Pagano knows. He knows he's likely coaching his final three games in charge of the Indianapolis Colts. He knows the 3-10 record is not good enough. And he knows everyone is talking about him getting fired. He just isn't interested in dwelling... more

The New England Patriots' loss Monday night to the Miami Dolphins wasn't nearly as close as the 27-20 score indicated. Bill Belichick's team got thoroughly outplayed by Jay Cutler, Xavien Howard, Ndamukong Suh, et al. from the first whistle. It was... more

Cleveland Browns receiver Josh Gordon and Green Bay Packers corner Damarious Randall started a Twitter beef Monday morning. Following Sunday's overtime win by the Packers, the Green Bay Press-Gazette published a story about Randall's improved play... more

It's third-and-4. Ben Roethlisberger lines up at his own 36-yard-line with 1:08 left in the fourth quarter Sunday night at Heinz Field. The Pittsburgh Steelers trail division rival Baltimore Ravens by two points. The world knew where the football w... more

The Tennessee Titans watched their grip on the AFC South slip away Sunday in the desert, falling 12-7 to the Arizona Cardinals. Marcus Mariota took the blame for an offense that totaled a measly 204 yards. The Titans QB also tossed two interception... more

The knee injury to MVP candidate Carson Wentz thrust backup Nick Foles into the spotlight for a Philadelphia Eagles team that clinched the NFC East and is on pace for a playoff bye. In Sunday's 43-35 victory over the Los Angeles Rams, Foles helped... more

Sunday provided several memorable NFL games, but few scenes like the one in Buffalo, with Bills and Colts players slugging their way through piles and piles of snow in a 13-7 overtime win for the home team. A lake-effect system dumped up to eight i... more

On Sunday morning, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported a rift between Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston and head coach Dirk Koetter. Following another loss, Winston denied there were any issues behind the scenes. "Me and Coac... more

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were supposed to be a team on the rise in 2017. Instead, Dirk Koetter's squad cratered. The disappointment of another lost season has induced frustration and tension. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported on GameDay... more

As time speeds towards the end of 2017, the jobs of some NFL coaches are in jeopardy. We've already seen one coach (Ben McAdoo) and two general managers (Jerry Reese, Sashi Brown) canned thus far. To find out which coaches could be next, let's... more

Nathan Peterman appears to be back in the saddle for the Buffalo Bills. The rookie quarterback will start against the Indianapolis Colts, per sources informed of the decision. Tyrod Taylor, who has been dealing with a bruised patellar tendon that... more

Everything you need to know as kickoff approaches... Key game-time decisions All players questionable unless noted Oakland Raiders: WR Amari Cooper (ankle), CB David Amerson (foot), DE Denico Autry (hand), RB Jamize Olawale (ankle), WR... more

Josh McCown was supposed to be a bridge to nowhere. Instead, the 38-year-old propelled the Jets to five wins and contention in the 2017 AFC playoff picture. McCown now has his offensive coordinator pining for another season. John Morton was asked... more

The Baltimore-Pittsburgh tilt on Sunday Night Football is billed as an offensively gifted Steelers squad against a swarming Ravens defense. Ben Roethlisberger and Co. enter the weekend averaging 367.6 total yards and 264.5 passing yards per game (... more

Last weekend, Tom Brady got in a tiff with offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels on the sideline after the Patriots struggled to score touchdowns early against the Buffalo Bills. Dolphins defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh would like to see that display... more

Following a Drew Brees interception in the end zone with 1:25 left in Thursday night's game versus the Atlanta Falcons, the New Orleans Saints were in a position to get the ball back with a few ticks left on the clock still down 20-17 . With two... more

Buffalo Bills corner Tre'Davious White is out of concussion protocol, but isn't happy with the punishment for the hit that put him there in the first place. White took issue with the league's decision to suspend Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski f... more

Matthew Stafford is making progress in dealing with a bruised right hand suffered in last week's loss at Baltimore. The Detroit Lions quarterback was seen throwing in practice on Thursday with two fingers taped. Video evidence: Stafford had his... more

Hue Jackson won the power struggle in Cleveland. The Browns fired executive vice president Sashi Brown on Thursday, but Jackson will continue to be the head coach. "Hue Jackson will remain our coach and will return for the 2018 season but we fee... more

The Oakland Raiders know they will get at least one playmaking receiver back on the field when they face the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday in a pivotal AFC West battle. Amari Cooper remains a question mark while battling an ankle injury (he's cleare... more

Tom Brady plans to play until he's at least 45. Ditto for fellow quarterback cyborg Russell Wilson. Philip Rivers, however, is under no illusions he'll be in the NFL for another decade. The 35-year-old signal-caller told Pro Football Talk on Wednes... more

The Carolina Panthers offense has improved since the team took the shackles off Cam Newton and called more quarterback runs. Newton's legs have keyed a surging Panthers rushing attack, which was stymied to start the season. Carolina's signal-caller... more

The New York Giants' quarterback decisions continue to leave someone disappointed. Last week, Eli Manning had his job stripped so the team could test-drive Geno Smith. Manning was predictably pensive about the benching. After firing coach Ben McAdo... more

Eli Manning is back in the saddle one week after the New York Giants snapped his 210-game start streak. NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported Tuesday that Manning would start Sunday versus the Dallas Cowboys. The decision came after Giants coaches a... more

Monday night's Steelers-Bengals matchup featured several brutal hits, two of which brought down the suspension hammer from the NFL on Tuesday. The league suspended Pittsburgh receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster and Cincinnati safety George Iloka each for... more

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie JuJu Smith-Schuster earned a flag for a brutal crackback block that knocked Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict out of Monday night's game. The receiver earned another penalty for taunting after standing over the... more

The New York Giants fired coach Ben McAdoo on Monday after his team fell to 2-10 on the season. Appearing Tuesday on NFL Network's Good Morning Football , former Giants receiver Victor Cruz said the firing should have happened sooner. "I think i... more

The Denver Broncos lost their eighth straight game of the season on Sunday, a 35-9 beatdown in Miami. The losing streak is the second-longest in franchise history (nine consecutive in 1967). Despite his team crumbling in all three phases, first-tim... more

Aaron Rodgers will channel his inner DeShone Kizer in practice this week. The injured Green Bay Packers quarterback is making strides in his return from a collarbone injury and will take some scout-team reps ahead of Sunday's tilt versus the Clevel... more

Despite the Tennessee Titans being on track to finally make the playoffs, Delanie Walker remains among the most underappreciated players in the NFL. Week after week, the tight end powers the Tennessee offense, leading the Titans in receptions (58),... more

The Cincinnati Bengals' collapse Monday night took a collective effort, from the offense going silent in the second half, to the defense giving up 193 net yards and three straight scoring drives in the fourth quarter to fall 23-20 to the Pittsburgh... more

A disastrous 2-10 campaign led to a rare midseason overhaul for the New York Giants, who fired coach Ben McAdoo and general manager Jerry Reese on Monday. Co-owner John Mara said the team felt a shift in gears was unavoidable after meeting Steve... more

Could Ben McAdoo's firing on Monday lead to Eli Manning's return under center? NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported it wouldn't be a surprise if the New York Giants handed the starting job back Manning. The move would come after the quarterba... more

Ben McAdoo's key card will stop working Monday. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport first reported the embattled New York Giants head coach has been informed he's been relieved of his duties. The Giants have also fired general manager Jerry Reese .... more

Fans of 2-10 football teams aren't supposed to be happy. Fans of 2-10 football teams are supposed to be wallowing in ankle-deep waste watching their morbid team stink up the joint week after week after week. Fans of 2-10 football teams are supposed t... more

Los Angeles Chargers receiver Keenan Allen accomplished an NFL first against the Cleveland Browns. With Sunday's 10-reception, 105-yard, one-TD performance, Allen became the first player in NFL history to record at least 10 catches, 100 receiving y... more

To most, it appeared the Kansas City Chiefs benched Darrelle Revis in the second half of Sunday's loss to the New York Jets. Coach Andy Reid, however, explained that he sat the veteran corner because Revis reached a snap count. "I took him out for... more

For the first time since September, Philadelphia Eagles coach Doug Pederson had to answer questions about his decision-making after a loss . There were a few curious choices Pederson made in the Eagles' 24-10 defeat to the Seattle Seahawks. From... more

In a battle between the Miami Dolphins (5-7) and Denver Broncos (3-9) for most disappointing team of the season, Adam Gase wanted to make sure everyone knew who wore the crown of shame. The Dolphins coach called for an onside kick with a 33-9 lead wi... more

The New York Jets played without first-round linebacker Darron Lee during Sunday's win over the Kansas City Chiefs. Lee was announced as a surprise healthy scratch before the game. Coach Todd Bowles said after the victory that it was a coach's deci... more

Andy Reid is making a change on offense, but not at quarterback . The Kansas City Chiefs coach handed over play-calling to offensive coordinator Matt Nagy for Sunday's game versus the New York Jets, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. Reid... more

The Kansas City Chiefs head into Sunday's tilt versus the New York Jets attempting to stiff-arm questions about their struggling quarterback. Andy Reid repeatedly stood behind Alex Smith this week, citing holistic problems with the offense beyon... more

Everything you need to know as kickoff approaches... Key game-time decisions All players questionable unless noted Arizona Cardinals: RB Adrian Peterson (neck), DT Josh Mauro (ankle), TE Troy Niklas (back, knee) Peterson sat out practice... more

The Carolina Panthers will head into a pivotal NFC South battle against the New Orleans Saints without starting defensive end Charles Johnson. The NFL announced Friday the pass rusher was suspended for four games for violating the league's policy... more

Alvin Kamara enters Week 13 as the favorite to win Offensive Rookie of the Year as he piles up yards and leaves would-be tacklers in his wake. The New Orleans Saints running back is averaging a ridiculous 8.4 yards per touch and 1,094 scrimmage yar... more

Injuries banished the Houston Texans' season to irrelevancy, which is a shame because they still boast two of the most physical freaks in the NFL: Jadeveon Clowney and DeAndre Hopkins. The former has been a game-wrecker despite the loss of J.J. Watt;... more

A year after owning one of the most anemic offenses of this century, the Los Angeles Rams tote the second-highest scoring offense in the NFL and 6th-most touchdowns. Unlike some other teams, the Rams' TD celebrations haven't been very noteworthy.... more

Thursday night's beatdown in Dallas slid the Washington Redskins' record to 5-7 and 1-4 in the NFC East and all but ends their playoff hopes. The inability to beat division rivals has thwarted Jay Gruden's squad the past two seasons. The Cowboys h... more

November

The Cleveland Browns won't slow-play Josh Gordon's return. Coach Hue Jackson said Thursday the receiver will start in his first game since December 21, 2014 when the Browns visit the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday. He was officially placed on the a... more

Here's a new one: Seattle Seahawks, underdogs. Perennially the hunted, a banged-up Seahawks squad is now getting used to being hunters as they welcome the NFC-leading Philadelphia Eagles to Seattle. Despite back-to-back home games as underdogs,... more

Following the New Orleans Saints' Week 3 road thrashing of Carolina, defensive lineman Cameron Jordan chided the Panthers' attempts to remake Cam Newton's game. "Clearly he's trying to be more of a pocket passer, and I'm OK with it. Perfectly fine... more

The New York Giants gave Eli Manning the option to keep his streak of 210 straight starts alive. The quarterback declined the pity start, noting the hollowness of the streak if he wasn't playing to win.Detroit Lions safety Glover Quin, who has starte... more

Alex Smith remains at the center of the Kansas City Chiefs offensive struggles but the quarterback isn't the main problem, according to coach Andy Reid. "I think it's not just Alex," Reid said Wednesday, via the team's official website . "I think p... more

Jimmy Garoppolo makes his first start of the season for the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday versus the Chicago Bears. Given the famously complex system coach Kyle Shanahan employs, it's fair to wonder how much of the offense will be available to a... more

The New York Giants will take the field without Eli Manning starting under center for the first time since 2004. The team announced Tuesday that Geno Smith will start at quarterback Sunday in Oakland versus the Raiders. Coach Ben McAdoo said rookie... more

The Arizona Cardinals are sticking with Blaine Gabbert under center, and the maligned quarterback could be auditioning for a future role. Cards coach Bruce Arians was asked on Monday whether he'd be confident with Gabbert as his starter next season... more

In the past week, the Los Angeles Chargers became a trendy pick among analysts to blitz their way into the playoffs. Given how the bottom of the AFC is littered with fatally flawed teams, the Chargers own the most talented bunch of the squads withi... more

The Baltimore Ravens sit at 6-5, currently in the driver's seat for the final Wild Card spot in the AFC. John Harbaugh's team is in playoff position thanks mostly to a smothering defense. The Ravens D has the most takeaways (26) and interceptions (... more

The Baltimore Ravens scored 10 points off Tom Savage turnovers and defeated the Houston Texans by seven, 23-16, on Monday night. It doesn't take a Fields Medal winner to do that math. "He can't turn it over," coach Bill O'Brien said of his quarterb... more

There is no quarterback controversy in Kansas City as far as Andy Reid is concerned. A day after saying he didn't consider benching Alex Smith for rookie Patrick Mahomes during K.C.'s home loss to Buffalo, Reid reiterated his faith in the veteran.... more

Mike McCarthy stood by his decision to attempt a 57-yard field goal at Heinz Field in Sunday night's tilt versus the Steelers in Pittsburgh. The Green Bay Packers scored a go-ahead touchdown on the first possession of the second half. Following an... more

Julio freaking Jones. The Atlanta Falcons receiver destroyed the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for 253 yards on 12 receptions with two touchdowns. Jones became the only receiver in NFL history with three 250-plus receiving yard days. No other player has mo... more

The Jacksonville Jaguars got the ball back at their own 10-yard-line with 1:14 left in a tie game against the Arizona Cardinals. Coach Doug Marrone had two choices: run the clock out and head to overtime, or let Blake Bortles try a two-minute drill a... more

Mike Tomlin didn't shy away from looking down the road to a Week 15 tilt versus the New England Patriots that could be for home-field advantage in a possible AFC title rematch if all goes according to script. In an interview with NBC's Tony Dungy b... more

The Dallas Cowboys are moving on from Darren McFadden. The Cowboys waived the veteran running back on Sunday. The move comes after mutual discussions between the Cowboys and McFadden, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. McFadden was a heal... more

With Curtis Samuel's injury, the Carolina Panthers are now thin at receiver. Could Christian McCaffrey help fill the void? NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Sunday morning that the running back took increased snaps as a slot receiver at pra... more

The Dallas Cowboys lost their third straight game on Thanksgiving, being outscored 92 to 22 during the skid. The struggles have put coach Jason Garrett on the hot seat and led to questions about the job security of respected coordinators Rod Marine... more

Jameis Winston is set to miss his third straight game due to a shoulder injury when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers face the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday . He could be back soon, however. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported on NFL GameDay Morning† the... more

Everything you need to know as kickoff approaches... Key game-time decisions All players questionable unless noted Seattle Seahawks: TE Jimmy Graham (ankle), LB D.J. Alexander (shoulder), T Duane Brown (ankle), G Luke Joeckel (knee), DE Dio... more

Devonta Freeman will miss another week. Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn said Friday the running back was ruled out for Sunday's game versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with a concussion suffered in Week 10 versus the Dallas Cowboys. Freeman was lim... more

The Baltimore Ravens' defense is a suffocating, smothering bunch, earning three shutouts in the team's five wins this season. Baltimore is the first team since the 2000 Ravens to record three shutouts in the first 10 games of a season. The 2000... more

Everson Griffen had plenty to be thankful for before earning two sacks in a victory that all but sewed up the NFC North division on Thanksgiving. Technology is one of those things Griffen can be grateful for. The Minnesota Vikings pass-rusher watc... more

The 1992 Chargers are the only team to start 0-4 and make the postseason since the NFL expanded the playoffs in 1990. The 2017 Chargers are looking to join the party. The '92 team won 11 of their final 12 games to cruise into the playoffs with... more

The Cowboys lost their third game via blowout in three weeks on Thanksgiving, plunging Dallas to 5-6 and putting their playoff hopes on life support. After addressing the team in the locker room , Jerry Jones insisted he's still behind Jason Garrett... more

The Los Angeles Chargers (5-6) headed to Dallas for Thanksgiving and celebrated the holiday with a 25-point second half to whitewash the Cowboys (5-6) 28-6. Here is what we learned from Thursday's blowout: 1. Philip Rivers dive-bombed a crumbling... more

John Elway clarified comments he made last week calling his team "soft ," which was roundly rebuffed by his players following the team's sixth straight loss of the season. "I was talking about everybody in the organization, and the track record we'... more

JuJu Smith-Schuster is dealing with a hamstring injury. Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday the rookie receiver as a "small" hamstring issue, per NFL Network's Aditi Kinkhabwala. The team will limit Smith-Schuster's practice time e... more

The Dallas Cowboys will be without Sean Lee and Ezekiel Elliott on Thanksgiving, but another key player could return to the field. Owner Jerry Jones told 105.3 The Fan on Tuesday there is a chance left tackle Tyron Smith (back/groin) could play... more

After spending three seasons with the Carolina Panthers, defensive lineman Kony Ealy was jettisoned by the only NFL club he'd known in an offseason trade to the Patriots. After being cut by New England, Ealy was claimed by the New York Jets and is... more

On Sunday, Brett Hundley played his worst game since taking over for Aaron Rodgers in the Packers' first home shutout since 2006. The Green Bay QB turned the ball over four times, including three interceptions, took six sacks, and earned just 16 firs... more

With seemingly the entire country outside of the Giants' locker room looking for avenues to end Eli Manning's career in New York, the team rallied around their quarterback for Sunday's upset overtime win over the Kansas City Chiefs. The usually qui... more

The Seattle Seahawks could have used three points in a wild 34-31 loss to the Atlanta Falcons after Blair Walsh's kick died just short on a 52-yard attempt to tie the game in regulation. Coming up short put a spotlight on a head-scratching fake fi... more

It will take more than 24 hours for Sean McDermott to evaluate his quarterback situation. A day after Nathan Peterman blew up for five first-half interceptions on 14 pass attempts, the Buffalo Bills coach said he hasn't decided on a quarterback mov... more

The sword has fallen on Mike McCoy. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport first reported Monday that the Denver Broncos fired the offensive coordinator. The team later confirmed the move. Former Raiders offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave (previously... more

Will Sunday's speedbump in Minnesota send the L.A. Rams careening off course, or simply be a remembered as a moment of growth for a young team still in playoff position? The Rams were beaten up on both sides of the ball by a superior Vikings squad... more

The New Orleans Saints earned the win Sunday but suffered a big loss on defense. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that pass-rusher Alex Okafor is out for the season with a torn Achilles, according to sources informed of the situatio... more

The Kansas City Chiefs lost their fourth game in five tries after Sunday's overtime defeat at the hands of the struggling New York Giants. Following the loss, tight end Travis Kelce called out his teammates to step up to the challenge down the stre... more

"Trippin'." That is how Los Angeles Chargers corner Casey Hayward described the decision by Buffalo Bills coach Sean McDermott to start rookie quarterback Nathan Peterman on the road. "This week? Really? Changing to a rookie quarterback for his f... more

Case Keenum keeps making Mike Zimmer's decision easier. Following another stellar performance in the Vikings' sixth straight win, the coach admitted it would be difficult to bench the red-hot Keenum for Teddy Bridgewater. "It's going to be hard t... more

New York Giants cornerback Eli Apple is a healthy scratch for Sunday's tilt versus the Kansas City Chiefs. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported that sitting Apple was a coach's decision. As noted by Art Stapleton of NorthJersey.com, Apple was... more

The Baltimore Ravens are benching receiver Breshad Perriman. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Sunday that the team is demoting the former first-round pick, according to a source informed of the situation. He was officially inactive against... more

Everything you need to know as kickoff approaches... Key game-time decisions All players questionable unless noted Los Angeles Chargers: QB Philip Rivers (concussion), DE Chris McCain (quadricep) Rivers was listed as a full participant o... more

The Buffalo Bills made the switch to rookie quarterback Nathan Peterman for Sunday's tilt versus the Los Angeles Chargers in Carson, Calif. Despite the QB change, the Chargers are preparing to face Tyrod Taylor, just in case. Coach Anthony Lynn, wh... more

Houston Texans quarterback Tom Savage doesn't do much well, but his best attribute is a willingness to force the ball to his best player: DeAndre Hopkins. Since taking over for wunderkind Deshaun Watson, Savage has targeted Hopkins a whopping 30 ti... more

Can the Dallas Cowboys' replacement left tackle hold up Sunday night against one of the best pass rushes in the NFL? NFL Network's Jane Slater reported Thursday that All-Pro blindside blocker Tyron Smith will not play, per a source with knowledge o... more

Thursday's showcase in Pittsburgh was supposed to be a day the Titans showed they're a real contender in the AFC playoff race. Instead, the Titans got walloped in the second half by a Steelers touchdown party in a 40-17 loss . Marcus Mariota threw... more

The Dallas Cowboys will continue to have to play without their All-Pro left tackle. NFL Network's Jane Slater reported, per a source with knowledge of the situation, that Tyron Smith will not play Sunday. Byron Bell will start instead, she added.... more

With Case Keenum's hot streak still simmering for the Minnesota Vikings, who are currently on a five-game winning streak and sit atop the NFC North, Teddy Bridgewater is relegated to backup quarterback duties. The former first-round pick said Thurs... more

In Jimmy Graham's first 31 games with the Seattle Seahawks he earned eight total touchdowns. In his last five games, the big-bodied tight end has six TDs, including two in last week's win over Arizona. "We've been harping on perfecting that pass in... more

The Atlanta Falcons are beginning to understand the power of Dontari Poe. The defensive tackle saw his first three offensive snaps of the season in the Falcons' blowout win over the Dallas Cowboys in Week 10. Poe blocked for two goal-line runs -- t... more

The Jacksonville Jaguars are expected to activate Dede Westbrook off injured reserve this week, and the rookie receiver has some outsized expectations for his potential debut Sunday against the Cleveland Browns. "My expectations are high," Westbroo... more

Now that Case Keenum knows he'll start another game, the Minnesota Vikings' quarterback can focus on more important things, like reeeeeeeeeeeeevveeennnnnnnnnnnnnnnge!!! Keenum spent last season with Sunday's opponent, the Los Angeles Rams, helping... more

The Carolina Panthers' plan to ride speedy receivers after the Kelvin Benjamin trade hit a snag. NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported Tuesday that rookie receiver Curtis Samuel will be shut down for the season following a left ankle injury suffered... more

The Dallas Cowboys sit at 5-4, three games behind Philadelphia (8-1) in the NFC East and muddled just outside a playoff spot heading into Sunday night's showdown with the Eagles. A Dallas loss to the division rivals would hand the Eagles a strangle... more

David Johnson is out of his cast. The Arizona Cardinals' running back posted a video on Twitter on Monday showing he had the cast removed on his left arm. Oh Happy Day!! #WristAintMovin ū???ū??? #Fingerwaves pic.twitter.com/pfNnXIk6mU ‚?? Da... more

Take a gander at the NFL playoff picture and the first thing that jumps out is the strength of the NFC comparted to the AFC. The National Football Conference currently sits with four 5-4 teams out of the playoffs. All American Football Conference... more

In four seasons with the Cleveland Browns, safety Tashaun Gipson won 19 total games. Now the Jacksonville Jaguars safety is hoping to embarrass his former team on Sunday. "I truly hope that we hang 40 on them," Gipson said on ESPN radio Monday, via... more

The Miami Dolphins forced a punt with 54 seconds remaining in the first half. Trailing 10-7 at the time, Adam Gase's team had the chance to at least go into halftime in a one-score game. Instead, Jay Cutler tossed a disastrous interception on the... more

Could Mike Zimmer bench a quarterback coming off a four-touchdown game? The Minnesota Vikings coach said he knows who will be starting under center versus the Los Angeles Rams in Week 11, but won't announce whether it will be Case Keenum or Teddy... more

The Pittsburgh Steelers once again sleepwalked through a road-tilt, playing down to an inferior opponent. It almost cost the AFC North leaders, who had to fight back from a 14-point, second-half deficit to secure a 20-17 win at the buzzer over the... more

The San Francisco 49ers earned the first victory of the Kyle Shanahan-John Lynch era, a 31-21 beatdown of the disintegrating New York Giants. The win gave Shanahan a chance to echo former Niners great Steve Young . "Yeah, I've gotten that monkey... more

The Martellus Bennett experience is back in Foxborough. The tight end played in Sunday night's blowout win over the Denver Broncos, catching three passes for 38 yards in limited time, just days after re-joining the New England Patriots. It was qu... more

If Case Keenum hangs onto the starting gig in Minnesota even with Teddy Bridgewater healthy, he can send a thank-you card to the Washington Redskins' defense. Washington put next to no pressure on the quarterback (despite Minnesota missing starting... more

Ezekiel Elliott is suspended. Dan Bailey remains injured. Sean Lee left with a hamstring issue. Each player's absence played a big role in the Dallas Cowboys' 27-7 loss in Atlanta. But none was missed more than All-Pro lineman Tyron Smith. Without... more

The Minnesota Vikings (7-2) scored 21 straight points on the road in Washington to power their way to a 38-30 win over the Redskins (4-5) and kept a two-game lead in the NFC North race. Here is what you need to know: 1. Teddy Bridgewater was acti... more

Leaving America: An Ezekiel Elliott Story. Ezekiel Elliott is out at least the next four weeks, until a Dec. 1 court date, and could serve the entire six games of his suspension and sit until Christmas Eve. In the meantime, the Dallas Cowboys run... more

Everything you need to know as kickoff approaches... Key game-time decisions All players questionable unless noted Dallas Cowboys: WR Dez Bryant (knee, ankle), CB Chidobe Awuzie (hamstring), DT Maliek Collins (foot), T Tyron Smith (back, gro... more

The Green Bay Packers waived tight end Martellus Bennett with a failure to disclose a medical condition designation earlier this week . We now know the nature of that condition. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Friday on Good Morning Footb... more

The Detroit Lions are done with the Greg Robinson experiment. The team announced Friday it waived the former No. 2 overall pick with an injury designation. Robinson missed the past two games with an ankle injury. The Lions acquired the former... more

The New York Giants came out full-throat against a report quoting two anonymous players trashing their head coach. A report from ESPN's Josina Anderson cited two unnamed players who said Ben McAdoo lost his team. On Thursday, players went on the... more

Von Miller was caught offside twice in the Broncos' Week 9 shellacking at Philadelphia. Miller took ownership of his mistakes that aided the Eagles' blowout, but also explained his philosophy on trying to time the snap. For Miller, getting a... more

Russell Wilson was about to get sacked. About to. You were certain of it. I was certain of it. Surely, Arizona Cardinals defenders were certain of it. The only question was how many yards would he lose. The Seattle Seahawks quarterback kept cir... more

A.J. Green won't fight the fine he received for his on-field scuffle with Jalen Ramsey. The Cincinnati Bengals receiver said Thursday he won't appeal the $42,000 fine handed down by the NFL. Green said he made a mistake and must pay the price, per... more

Thursday Night Football will have a video-game feel in Week 11. NBC announced its plans to utilize its dual SkyCam for the primary viewing of the Tennessee Titans versus Pittsburgh Steelers matchup on Nov. 16. "We are excited to present a game w... more

The Detroit Lions have more injury issues on the offensive line. Guard T.J. Lang is in concussion protocol, coach Jim Caldwell told reporters on Thursday. Lang's concussion symptoms developed during Wednesday's practice stemming from Monday's vic... more

"Boy, that escalated quickly. I mean, that really got out of hand fast." -- Ron Burgundy. The Indianapolis Colts released Vontae Davis on Thursday morning. Cutting the cornerback comes after a week of turmoil. Davis was inactive in Sunday's vic... more

The Los Angeles Rams lead the NFL in scoring with 32.9 points per game. The last time the Rams led the NFL in scoring for a season was the 'Greatest Show on Turf' team of 2001. The 32.9 points per game is the exact average the 1999 Rams earned on the... more

A man known to have a quick hook on his starting quarterbacks is giving his backup signal-caller time with the first stringers. Coach Bill O'Brien said backup T.J. Yates got some snaps with the first-team offense this week. "Tom's gotten some rep... more

The Denver Broncos' offense is close to making the Tim Tebow-era teams look prolific. The Broncos 18.8 points per game are their fewest since 1992 when John Elway missed four games with a shoulder injury. Denver's 4.91 yards per play is the team's... more

Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey was ejected from Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals following a brouhaha with receiver A.J. Green. On Tuesday, Ramsey received support from Jags' executive vice president Tom Coughlin. "I want... more

Janoris Jenkins is back after a one-game, team-imposed suspension. The New York Giants announced Tuesday that the cornerback, who was indefinitely suspended last week, has been reinstated. Jenkins missed the Giants' Week 9 blowout loss to the Los... more

The Arizona Cardinals rode Adrian Peterson on Sunday, giving the veteran running back a whopping 37 carries for 159 yards in the win over the 49ers. The 37 totes were a career high for Peterson -- his previous high was 35 in December of 2013 -- and... more

After sitting out the Pittsburgh Steelers' Week 8 win, Martavis Bryant was back working out with the starters on Monday following the team's bye week. Bryant was benched for the Steelers last game following his controversial social media posts aime... more

Rage for revenge. Ex-Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley faces his former team Sunday when the Los Angeles Chargers visit Jacksonville. Bradley spent four seasons swimming in losses in Duval, posting a woeful 14-48 record. In the first year without... more

The Denver Broncos sticking with Brock Osweiler under center leaves one big question floating in the thin Mile High air: What's the deal with Paxton Lynch? The former first-round pick suffered a shoulder injury in the third game of the preseason a... more

The Green Bay Packers' offense looked like a shell of itself with Brett Hundley running the show Monday night versus the Detroit Lions at Lambeau Field. Despite the early struggles from the young quarterback in the blowout 30-17 loss -- which wasn'... more

The New York Jets will be without Jeremy Kerley for the next four games. The receiver was suspended by the NFL for violation of the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances, the team announced Monday. Kerley will miss games against the... more

Teddy Bridgewater is expected to be activated to the Vikings roster this week, which would give Minnesota options under center. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that Bridgewater is expected to come off the physically unable to perfo... more

If San Francisco 49ers fans call for Jimmy Garoppolo to start anytime soon, all coach Kyle Shanahan need do is pop in a highlight tape of Sunday's loss to the Arizona Cardinals. The film will show quarterback C.J. Beathard getting pulverized by the... more

Tom Savage took over for Deshaun Watson. It was not pretty. Predictably, the statuesque quarterback struggled most of the afternoon, leading to boos from the Houston crowd. It's hard to fault Texans fans who went from watching a dazzling scoring... more

The NFC East is lit. The Dallas Cowboys knocked off one of the few AFC contenders by double digits. The Philadelphia Eagles blew the doors off the Denver Broncos. The Washington Redskins -- with four offensive linemen injured -- beat the Seahawks i... more

Matt Ryan's deep bomb to Julio Jones hung in the air. The All-Pro receiver ran under the ball without a defender in earshot. Hauling in this easy fourth-down catch would pull the Atlanta Falcons within three points with more than half a quarter remai... more

The Seattle Seahawks fell 17-14 at home to the Washington Redskins after Russell Wilson's Hail Mary attempt tumbled to the turf. The three-point spread hurts after the Seattle defense allowed the Redskins to drive for the go-ahead touchdown on a 35-s... more

Brock Osweiler starts under center for the Broncos on Sunday in Philadelphia. His first start of the season begins a trial period for the quarterback, who returned to Denver after a one-year, highly paid sabbatical. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport... more

Carson Wentz will not have his favorite target versus the 'No Fly Zone.' Zach Ertz is officially inactive for Sunday's home tilt against the Denver Broncos. The tight end planned to play but after struggling in warmups will sit out Sunday. With... more

Leonard Fournette's return from injury is on hold. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Sunday the rookie is inactive versus the Cincinnati Bengals for a violation of team rules, according to a source informed of the situation. Fournette was... more

Jay Ajayi will suit up for his new team Sunday. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Sunday the running back will dress for the Philadelphia Eagles versus the Denver Broncos. Ajayi is expected to have a small set of plays after being acquir... more

Everything you need to know as kickoff approaches... Key game-time decisions All players questionable unless noted† Washington Redskins: CB Bashaud Breeland (knee, groin), WR Jamison Crowder (hamstring), RB Rob Kelley (ankle), S Montae Nicholso... more

Tom Savage takes over under center for the Houston Texans following Deshaun Watson's ACL tear. The veteran quarterback has no illusions he'll be able to replicate the rookie's incredible freelancing playing. "You can't really replace Deshaun Watson... more

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers rank among the most disappointing NFL teams thus far in 2017. The Bucs appeared to enter the season with improved talent on defense, and a balanced offense that could explode after adding DeSean Jackson, O.J. Howard and a... more

The Arizona Cardinals' plan with Carson Palmer out is simple: "Feed the beast." Offensive coordinator Harold Goodwin said he plans to ride Adrian Peterson early and often Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers. "Feed the beast," Goodwin said, via... more

Matt Forte griped about the New York Jets abandoning the running game in last Sunday's loss to the Atlanta Falcons. In Thursday night's shellacking of the Buffalo Bills, offensive coordinator John Morton listened to his running back. Jets running... more

It takes two men to try and help replace Deshaun Watson. The Houston Texans signed quarterbacks T.J. Yates and Matt McGloin on Friday, the team announced. Texans coach Bill O'Brien said Yates will back up starter Tom Savage on Sunday against the... more

The Indianapolis Colts are shelving Andrew Luck for 2017. The team announced Thursday the quarterback will be placed on injured reserve. Luck underwent surgery on his throwing shoulder in January. Despite early optimism that he would be ready for... more

With Ezekiel Elliott's suspension reinstated, the big question heading into Sunday's tilt against the Kansas City Chiefs is how the Dallas Cowboys will replace their best backfield weapon. Not everyone views those questions as legitimate. "These... more

The Seattle Seahawks brought in Duane Brown to help a porous blocking group, but it's not the only move the team will make to help a woefully underperforming running game. Pete Carroll partly blamed the employment of a running back committee as one... more

The Oakland Raiders couldn't stack wins together, falling to Buffalo on Sunday, their fifth loss in six games. Starting with Sunday's tilt versus the similarly struggling Miami Dolphins, the 3-5 Raiders know they need to hit a hot streak in order t... more

October

The NFL had one more big trade left in it before the close of the deadline. The Carolina Panthers traded receiver Kelvin Benjamin to the Buffalo Bills in exchange for a 2018 third- and seventh-round pick, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported.... more

Another New York Giants cornerback is in trouble with the team. NFL Network's Kimberly Jones reported Tuesday that Janoris Jenkins has been suspended for violation of team rules, according to a source informed of the decision. Jenkins will miss Sun... more

Danny Woodhead is back! The Baltimore Ravens' do-it-all running back returned to practice after spending most of this season on IR, the team announced Tuesday. Woodhead is eligible to return to game action after the Ravens' Week 10 bye. The... more

The NFL will not suspend Miami Dolphins linebacker Kiko Alonso for his hit on Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco last Thursday night. NFL spokesperson Joe Lockhart said during a conference call on Tuesday there will be no suspensions for on-fi... more

Following another poor outing from Trevor Siemian, the Denver Broncos could make a move under center. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday the Broncos are mulling a QB change, per a source informed of the situation. Rapoport added Br... more

The NFL's top team upgraded their bullpen ahead of Tuesday's trade deadline, adding a potential closer. The Philadelphia Eagles acquired running back Jay Ajayi from the Miami Dolphins, both teams announced. Miami receives a 2018 fourth-round draf... more

The Denver Broncos' defense held Alex Smith to his worst game of a possible MVP season and bottled up running Kareem Hunt better than any team has yet this season. Denver, however, couldn't solve the one problem that's haunted them the past two yea... more

The New England Patriots wideout corps received some good news: Chris Hogan will avoid surgery on his shoulder injury after leaving Sunday's game early. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday that Hogan wouldn't require surgery to his... more

Zach Miller underwent successful vascular surgery and continues to be treated at a New Orleans hospital after suffering a devastating leg injury in Sunday's game against the Saints. The Chicago Bears released an update on the tight end's status on... more

The centerpiece of the Jacksonville Jaguars' offense returned to the practice field. Running back Leonard Fournette is back after missing the Jags' Week 7 victory over the Indianapolis Colts with an ankle injury, according to John Oehser of the te... more

Eric Ebron isn't fretting his name being swirled around the trade rumor mill as the NFL heads towards Tuesday's deadline. Following Sunday night's loss to the Steelers, the former first-round pick said he doesn't care whether the Detroit Lions trad... more

Mark Ingram was blunt when assessing his play Sunday: "I sucked." The New Orleans Saints running back used a variation of "sucked" 18 times to describe his performance in the 20-12 victory over the Chicago Bears, per beat reporters. The running bac... more

JuJu Smith-Schuster lit the Detroit Lions on fire Sunday night, dashing for 193 yards on seven receptions, including a 97-yard touchdown catch-and-run that gave the Pittsburgh Steelers enough punch to secure the 20-15 road win. The longest pass pl... more

The New York Jets failed to hold a fourth-quarter lead for the third straight week. In driving rain Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons, running Matt Forte believes the Jets should have run the ball more to preserve that lead. The Jets called 37 pas... more

Marshon Lattimore iced the game with an interception off Mitchell Trubisky, and the New Orleans Saints (5-2) won their fifth-straight game, holding off a late Chicago Bears (3-5) comeback bid in a 20-12 victory at the Superdome. Here is what you nee... more

Hue Jackson won't be left in London, regardless of the outcome of Sunday's tilt versus the Minnesota Vikings. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Sunday morning on NFL GameDay Kickoff that Jackson's job in Cleveland is safe for now. "I'm t... more

The Seattle Seahawks' search for a starting left tackle continues to ramp up ahead of Tuesday's trade deadline, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Sunday, per sources involved in the situation. To make a move for a blindside blocker, Seattle... more

Trade talk roundup AFC moves to make NFC moves to make Seven perfect fits The Detroit Lions might finally give up on the Eric Ebron experience. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Sunday morning that teams have been calling De... more

Everything you need to know as kickoff approaches... Key game-time decisions All players questionable unless noted Minnesota Vikings: WR Stefon Diggs (groin, ankle), CB Mackensie Alexander (hip), G Nick Easton (calf), WR Michael Floyd... more

Marshon Lattimore transformed the New Orleans Saints' defense. Perhaps it's slightly hyperbolic to shove a huge helping of credit for the Saints' defensive renaissance onto the rookie's plate. It's also certainly not wrong to do so. The first-rou... more

The Chicago Bears acquired veteran Dontrelle Inman from the Los Angeles Chargers this week. The question is whether the receiver will be active for Sunday's tilt versus the New Orleans Saints. "That's up to Coach, that's up to [general manager Rya... more

Kareem Hunt leads the NFL in rushing. Leonard Fournette blasted off on long runs in his last two games, and has carried his offense. Dalvin Cook looked like the heir to Adrian Peterson before suffering an injury. Aaron Jones has taken on the lead rol... more

It's interesting how sometimes a poor game by a backup quarterback can have a certain healing effect on a starter. Following Matt Moore's disastrous performance in Thursday night's 40-0 shutout loss to the Baltimore Ravens, in which the career bac... more

Myles Garrett will miss Sunday's tilt versus the Minnesota Vikings in London due to a concussion. The Cleveland Browns announced Thursday the No. 1 overall pick would not travel overseas with the team. Garrett went into concussion protocol on... more

Corey Davis is expected to return to the playing field following the Tennessee Titans' bye this week. The first-round rookie hasn't played since Week 2 while dealing with a hamstring injury. He also missed the entire preseason due to the same issue... more

Just as the New England Patriots' defense appeared to turn the corner, it suffered another body blow. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday that linebacker Dont'a Hightower has a torn pec and is out for the season, according to a sourc... more

The San Francisco 49ers are 0-7. The trade deadline is next week. In seemingly every other American sport this combination would make the Niners heavy sellers heading into the weekend. While NFL teams rarely make the cap-shedding trades we see... more

The difference between the 2017 Atlanta Falcons offense and the 2016 version is stark. Last year, under Kyle Shanahan, the Falcons led the league with 33.8 points per game and were top five in the NFL in passing yards per game (295.3). They were al... more

The Dallas Cowboys found their stand-in kicker. With Dan Bailey hurt, the Cowboys are signing veteran Mike Nugent, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported Tuesday. Dallas later confirmed the news and announced that defensive end Damontre Moore had bee... more

The Pittsburgh Steelers continue to call Martavis Bryant's bluff. The receiver told ESPN's Josina Anderson he wanted out of Pittsburgh if the team isn't going to use him . Coach Mike Tomlin, however, reiterated the team has no plans to trade Brya... more

The Oakland Raiders will face the Buffalo Bills on Sunday without Marshawn Lynch in the lineup. The NFL announced Tuesday appeals officer James Thrash, jointly appointed by NFL and NFLPA, upheld Lynch's one-game suspension. Lynch was ejected duri... more

The Miami Dolphins are ending the Byron Maxwell experiment. The team released the cornerback on Tuesday, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported. ESPN first reported the move. Maxwell quickly fell out of favor in Miami this season. The 29-year-old... more

Martavis Bryant is getting to the point: Use me or move me. The Pittsburgh Steelers' receiver dispelled with beating around the bush. Bryant talked on the record with ESPN's Josina Anderson, saying if the Steelers aren't going to target him, they s... more

As Philadelphia celebrates Carson Wentz, and the Eagles earning a dominating NFC East division lead, some sobering injuries lurk in the background. Eagles coach Doug Pederson confirmed linebacker Jordan Hicks suffered a ruptured Achilles and left... more

The Denver Broncos were shut out for the first times since 1992 in their 21-0 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday. The offensive ineptitude was the low point of a four-week struggle in which Denver has dropped three games, falling to 3-3 on... more

Terrelle Pryor hasn't been the big-play spark the Washington Redskins hoped when signing him to a one-year prove-it deal this offseason. In Monday night's 34-24 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, Pryor was left out of the rotation early, seeing just... more

A day after a one-catch performance in a blowout win over the Cincinnati Bengals, Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Martavis Bryant did not show up to meetings. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported that Bryant went to the doctor on Monday morning,... more

The bad news for Cleveland Browns left tackle Joe Thomas has been confirmed. The Browns announced Monday that an MRI showed Thomas suffered a torn triceps and they placed him on injured reserve. Thomas will miss the rest of the 2017 season as he... more

The latest Pittsburgh Steelers-Cincinnati Bengals game included another round of complaints about linebacker Vontaze Burfict. On the first drive of the Steelers' 29-14 victory , Burfict was in the pile after a short Le'Veon Bell run. The linebacker... more

When the Jacksonville Jaguars ruled out running back Leonard Fournette for Sunday's tilt in Indianapolis, all eyes turned to Blake Bortles to see if the maligned quarterback would wilt under the amped up pressure. Nope. Not this Sunday. Not versu... more

What gift do you get for a team that just won its fourth straight game and took control of the NFC South? If you're Sean Payton, the answer is apparently pedicures. The New Orleans Saints coach told ESPN he promised players that he would take car... more

The Cincinnati Bengals' offense earned 19 total yards in the second half of Sunday's 29-14 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Running back Joe Mixon has an idea about how the Bengals' offense could have gotten on track: Give him the ball. "It's... more

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers fell to a disappointing 2-4 with Sunday's 30-27 loss to the Buffalo Bills. The mounting losses in what was supposed to be a season on the rise for the dormant franchise has boiled up frustration among the players. Safety T... more

The Pittsburgh Steelers (5-2) took a stranglehold of the AFC North with a dominating 29-14 win over the Cincinnati Bengals (2-4) at Heinz Field. Pittsburgh is the only team in the in division over .500. Here is what you need to know: 1. Le'Veon Be... more

Everything you need to know as kickoff approaches... Key game-time decisions All players questionable unless noted Jacksonville Jaguars: RB Leonard Fournette (ankle), S Tashaun Gipson (neck), WR Marqise Lee (knee) Fournette sat out all w... more

As expected, Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston will start Sunday against the Buffalo Bills. Winston is nursing an AC joint sprain in his throwing shoulder stemming from a hit taken in Sunday's loss. According to multiple reporters on... more

Regardless of whether Martavis Bryant wanted out of Pittsburgh, the Steelers have no plans to move the receiver. "We're not looking to trade Martavis," team president Art Rooney II told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Gerry Dulac . "He was out of foo... more

The New Orleans Saints are riding the winning wave, which is swelling to a crest following their third straight victory. After starting 0-2 with double-digit losses to Minnesota and New England, the Saints' defense has clamped down, Drew Brees and... more

With DeMarco Murray nursing a hamstring injury, the door is open for Derrick Henry to gobble up a larger share of the carries in Tennessee. "I am just going to go out there and work, and do the job the best that I can," Henry said, via the team's... more

Amari Cooper entered Thursday night's tilt versus the Kansas City Chiefs in struggle mode. The Oakland Raiders' receiver led the NFL in drops, had 84 total yards in the previous five games (including three contests in single digits), and owned the... more

We know Odell Beckham Jr.'s season is over after ankle surgery. The long-term future of the Giants receiver in New York, however, remains up in the air. Beckham heads into 2018 under team control after the Giants exercised the fifth-year option on... more

The Washington Redskins suffered a big loss along the defensive line. First-round pick Jonathan Allen is expected to miss three months after he has surgery to put a screw into his injured foot, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a sourc... more

The 2018 NFL Draft is heading to the Lone Star State. Commissioner Roger Goodell announced Wednesday that the Dallas Cowboys will host the 2018 NFL Draft at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas -- the first time the event will take place inside an NFL... more

The Oakland Raiders' offense seemed to go from runaway freight train to rusted-out steam locomotive in the span of a few weeks. Offensive coordinator Todd Downing earned praise as his offense averaged 35.5 points per game in the first two contests... more

New York Giants coach Ben McAdoo was hired to replace two-time Super Bowl-winning coach Tom Coughlin in part because of his play-calling acumen. McAdoo gave up those duties to offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan before Sunday's win in Denver. Giant... more

With Aaron Rodgers out a "minimum of a significant amount of time ," defenses get a slight reprieve facing a green Brett Hundley as opposed to the dream-killing, laser-throwing, football wizard Rodgers. The first defense to face Hundley is a New Or... more

The Jacksonville Jaguars made a kicker swap. The Jags are releasing struggling kicker Jason Myers and signing former Charger Josh Lambo, the team's official website announced. ESPN first reported the news. Meyers missed two field goals in... more

Dan Quinn wants to get back to a simple philosophy: Get your best players the football. After watching his team collapse against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, the Atlanta Falcons coach said he was not satisfied with how much Julio Jones was being... more

You know those days when you wake up, sore, feeling like garbage, and the last thing you want to do is go to work, but you do anyway because people are counting on you? Marcus Mariota had a day like that, sort of. On Monday night, the Tennessee T... more

Aaron Rodgers will undergo surgery to repair his injured collarbone, Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Monday. "Aaron Rodgers suffered a significant injury in the game," McCarthy said. "It will require surgery. He'll be out a minimum of a... more

NaVorro Bowman is moving across The Bay. After being released by the San Francisco 49ers on Friday, the veteran linebacker has signed a one-year deal with the Oakland Raiders, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a source informed of the... more

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston exited Sunday's 38-33 loss to the Arizona Cardinals with an injury to his throwing shoulder but might be able to play through the issue. Bucs coach Dirk Koetter confirmed that Winston suffered an AC... more

NFL senior vice president of officiating Al Riveron made the controversial decision to overturn a would-be New York Jets touchdown in Sunday's 24-17 loss to the New England Patriots. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday morning that Riv... more

The Houston Texans head into their bye week with a share of the AFC South lead and the most impressive rookie quarterback in the NFL. On Sunday, Deshaun Watson led the Texans to a steamrolling win, pasting the Cleveland Browns 33-17. The first-year... more

The Atlanta Falcons have held a second-half lead in all five games this season. In the first three, they came within a few whiskers of dropping each only to eke out victories. In the last two games, Dan Quinn's team faltered down the stretch. Sunday'... more

Adrian Peterson's debut in Arizona had all the makings of the third act in a rom-com. Our flick began with the Cardinals passing on Peterson way back in 2007. Instead, Arizona selected Levi Brown with the No. 5 overall pick. The disappointing Brown... more

If you check Josh McCown's passing record prior to the New York Jets' showdown with the New England Patriots on Sunday, it shows the veteran quarterback last threw a football against a Bill Belichick-coach D in 2004 while with the Arizona Cardinals.... more

The market for free-agent linebacker NaVorro Bowman is already heating up. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Sunday on NFL GameDay Morning that Bowman and the Oakland Raiders have mutual interest, and a visit is expected on Monday, per a s... more

Everything you need to know as kickoff approaches... Key game-time decisions All players questionable unless noted Oakland Raiders: CB David Amerson (shoulder), LB Cory James (knee), RB DeAndre Washington (hamstring) The best news for Oaklan... more

The San Francisco 49ers released veteran linebacker NaVorro Bowman on Friday. Niners general manager John Lynch said Bowman requested his release. "NaVorro gave his heart and soul to this team for the last eight years, and for that we are all... more

Rob Gronkowski said he's ready to face the New York Jets after missing last week's tilt. "I'm good to go. Ready to play," Gronk said Friday, via Nora Princiotti of the Boston Globe . The tight end missed the Week 5 win over the Tampa Bay Buccanee... more

The New York Giants head to Denver without a large contingent of starting players. On Friday, Big Blue ruled out wide receiver Sterling Shepard , running back Paul Perkins , defensive lineman Olivier Vernon , center Weston Richburg , linebacker Jon... more

By every measure, Jerick McKinnon looked like the Minnesota Vikings running back poised to take over most of the duties in the wake of Dalvin Cook's season-ending injury . The Vikings, however, sound as if their ready to take a hot-hand approach with... more

Wildfires that have scorched the Bay Area, leaving more than 20 people dead and destroying countless properties, continue to wreak havoc on the region . The air quality in northern California has reached unhealthy levels due to the fires , putting... more

Amari Cooper's struggles have been emblematic of the Oakland Raiders' problems during a three-game skid that has their season in peril in a tough AFC West. In the three losses, Cooper is averaging 1.3 receptions per game, 7.7 receiving yards per ga... more

Sammy Watkins expected to be the main course after being traded to the Los Angeles Rams. Instead, he's mostly been a side dish. The Rams' receiver has just one catch for 17 yards over the past two weeks. Sunday against Seattle he put up a goose eg... more

Marcus Mariota hopes to return to the starting lineup Monday night versus the Indianapolis Colts. The Tennessee Titans quarterback said Wednesday he feels "a lot better" after sitting out last week's loss. Mariota suffered a hamstring injury in Week... more

Adrian Peterson stood on the sideline most of his time in New Orleans, rushing just 27 times for 81 yards through four games. After the trade to Arizona, the 32-year-old running back is ready to show he still has what it takes to be a workhorse. "I... more

Tom Brady isn't concerned about his shoulder injury. "I'm good. Not worried about it." Brady told reporters Wednesday. "I'll be there Sunday." NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday that Brady suffered an AC joint sprain in his non-thr... more

Prior to Tuesday's trade , the Saints owned a log-jam at running back with Mark Ingram, Alvin Kamara, and Adrian Peterson. New Orleans thinned out the group by shipping Peterson to the RB-needy Arizona Cardinals for a conditional 2018 sixth-round pic... more

Dave DeGuglielmo is joining the Miami Dolphins as a senior offensive assistant. The move comes days after the Dolphins accepted the resignation of offensive line coach Chris Foerster after an undated video of the coach consuming a white, powdery... more

Look out for the Marlon Mack locomotive. It just hit the second-level and is about to blast off. The rookie running back burst out in Week 5, churning just nine carries into 91 yards and a touchdown. After the big day -- which followed him missing... more

The Detroit Lions have lost defensive tackle Haloti Ngata to an elbow injury. The team announced Wednesday they've placed Ngata on injured reserve. The 33-year-old will miss at least eight weeks. Losing Ngata is a big blow to an overachieving Lio... more

The Cleveland Browns have changed quarterbacks. Again. The team announced Kevin Hogan will start Sunday's game against the Houston Texans in place of rookie DeShone Kizer. "I've made the decision to start Kevin this week," Hue Jackson said in a... more

CHICAGO -- The curtain came down swiftly on the opening night of Mitch-a-palooza after Mitchell Trubisky tossed a game-sealing interception inside his own 25-yard-line with just over two minutes remaining. The pick came as the rookie rolled to his... more

CHICAGO -- Rookie quarterback Mitchell Trubisky got his chance to start in Chicago. The second-overall pick showed signs of promise in the Bears' 20-17 loss to the Minnesota Vikings. Kai Forbath's 26-yard field goal in the closing seconds of the gam... more

CHICAGO -- After watching Sam Bradford limp through the first half, Vikings coach Mike Zimmer made a quarterback change. Case Keenum took over the final drive of the first half Monday night and began the second half under center with the Vikings... more

J.J. Watt suffered a brutal injury that will end his season after just five games in Sunday night's loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. Watt fractured the tibial plateau in his left leg on the first drive of the game. The three-time Defensive Player... more

If you were to rank the most disappointing, non-injury storylines through five weeks of the 2017 NFL season, Amari Cooper's disappearing act would sit near the top of the list. In Sunday's loss to the Baltimore Ravens, Cooper earned just one recep... more

Two high-profile San Francisco 49ers veterans watched from the sideline Sunday as their team again fell in overtime, 26-23 to the Indianapolis Colts. Running back Carlos Hyde and linebacker NaVorro Bowman spent chunks of time on the sideline Sunday... more

One minute left on the clock was too much time to give Aaron Rodgers. The Dallas Cowboys knew it. Dak Prescott led a masterful 17-play, nearly 9-minute drive culminating in a QB-keeper TD to give the Cowboys a 31-28 lead with 1:13 left in the game.... more

The Seattle Seahawks (3-2) jumped back in the driver's seat in the NFC West, escaping Los Angeles with a 16-10 win over the Rams (3-2). Here is what you need to know: 1. The Seattle defense grounded Sean McVay's high-flying offense. The Rams ente... more

Cam Newton tossed three touchdown passes, and Carolina's defense dominated as the Panthers (4-1) held off a Detroit Lions (3-2) comeback for a 27-24 win at Ford Field. Here is what you need to know: 1. Coming off a controversial week, Cam Newton p... more

Everything you need to know as kickoff approaches... Key game-time decisions All players questionable unless noted Oakland Raiders: QB Derek Carr (back), CB David Amerson (concussion), CB Gareon Conley (shin), G Gabe Jackson (foot), RB DeAn... more

Derek Carr is officially listed as questionable, which doesn't rule him out from playing this week. It was presumed that the Oakland Raiders quarterback would miss Sunday's tilt versus the Baltimore Ravens when coach Jack Del Rio said his quarterba... more

Josh Norman avoided a major injury, but the Washington Redskins cornerback will still be out about a month. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport confirmed Friday that Norman is out four weeks with a rib fracture and small puncture in his lung, per sour... more

The Chicago Bears made the move to Mitchell Trubisky ahead of Monday night's tilt with the Minnesota Vikings out of necessity after Mike Glennon turned the ball over at a ridiculous rate. After insisting all summer that Trubisky needed time to lea... more

The New York Jets sit at 2-2 despite all the offseason predictions of doom and gloom and talks of tanking pervasively permeating every summer discussion. The Jets have not been above .500 since the end of the 2015 season, but have a golden opportun... more

Ezekiel Elliott popped up on the Dallas Cowboys' injury report Wednesday, but the issue shouldn't hinder the running back. Elliott is dealing with bruised ribs after taking a hit in Sunday's loss to the Rams but is fine, coach Jason Garrett told... more

The Los Angeles Chargers made a kicker change. The Chargers signed Nick Novak and waived Younghoe Koo, the team announced Thursday. Koo won the L.A. kicking gig this offseason but missed several field goals through the first four weeks. The rooki... more

The Buffalo Bills defense deserves some love. Of all the early season storylines, Sean McDermott's defense leading the way to an AFC East lead at the quarter mark is riding far too low on the national radar. Often when NFL teams make coaching cha... more

Adrian Peterson's usage in New Orleans seems a puzzling query at the season's quarter mark. The Saints running back has played in just 42 offensive snaps this season, per Next Gen Stats. To put it into perspective that's one fewer than kicker Wil L... more

The Minnesota Vikings added a running back to the stable to help fill the void left by rookie Dalvin Cook, who tore his ACL on Sunday . The Vikings announced on Thursday they've signed free-agent running back Stevan Ridley. Ridley worked out with... more

The Buffalo Bills drafted EJ Manuel in the first round in 2013 and proceeded to start him 10 games his rookie season. The inefficient quarterback saw the playing field less and less as time progressed, first getting benched for Kyle Orton then watchi... more

Rob Gronkowski was added to the New England Patriots' injury report on Wednesday with a thigh injury, but it won't keep him out of Thursday night's tilt versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday morning tha... more

Josh Norman suffered a rib fracture and small damage to his lung lining during Monday night's loss, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday. The Washington Redskins are on their bye week, and Norman isn't ruled out to return when the te... more

Andrew Luck hit the practice field with teammates Wednesday for the first time since undergoing offseason shoulder surgery. Luck took part in individual drills during practice and was officially listed as a limited participant. Luck will be on a "p... more

Ben Roethlisberger doesn't regret weighing in on Antonio Brown's sideline antics in Sunday's win, saying Wednesday it's his responsibility as a Pittsburgh Steelers leader to speak up on such occasions. "I like to think as a leader of this team, it'... more

The Green Bay Packers' organization generally takes a cautious approach with injured players, keeping them on the sidelines to hopefully prevent long-term issues. With that backdrop, one would expect running back Ty Montgomery to sit out Sunday's t... more

Through three games, Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston still hasn't been able to build on-field chemistry with DeSean Jackson. Jackson has caught nine of 20 targets, for a 45.0 percent catch-rate, the fifth lowest in the NFL among qualifying... more

Doug Martin is officially back. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced Monday they activated the running back for Week 5. Martin served the final three games of a four-game suspension to open the season. The team waived tight end Alan Cross to make r... more

A dark-horse preseason pick to ride back to the playoffs in a deep AFC West, the Los Angeles Chargers are wallowing in winless muck through the first quarter of the season. Following Sunday's loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, coach Anthony Lynn went... more

The Los Angeles Rams have been here before . Last year at the season's quarter mark, L.A. sat at 3-1, atop the NFC West, and, perhaps, the world. As documented by All or Nothing , the collapse was epic. The Rams won a single game the rest of the se... more

Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers' offense finally looked like it's on the way back to normal. For the first time in more than a year (Week 2, 2016), Newton tossed for more than 310 passing yards. He tallied season highs in completion percentage... more

The Pittsburgh Steelers (3-1) took control of the AFC North with a smothering defensive effort on the road in a 26-9 victory over the Baltimore Ravens (2-2). Here is what you need to know: 1. Pittsburgh's offense remains a work in progress. After... more

The New Orleans Saints (2-2) shut out the Miami Dolphins (1-2) at Wembley Stadium in London, and Drew Brees tossed two touchdowns in a 20-0 victory . Here's what we learned from the game: 1. Coach Sean Payton is curtailing his running back rotatio... more

The Miami Dolphins cornerback crew is thin heading into Sunday's tilt versus Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints at Wembley Stadium in London. Starting cornerback Byron Maxwell is officially inactive after tweaking his hamstring, a source inform... more

September

Everything you need to know as kickoff approaches... Key game-time decisions All players questionable unless noted Seattle Seahawks: WR Doug Baldwin (groin), CB Neiko Thorpe (ankle) Pete Carroll said Baldwin will be a game-time decision.... more

Green Bay Packers cornerback Damarious Randall got into an argument with a coach and was sent to the locker room before the end of Thursday's win over the Chicago Bears, a source informed of the situation told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. Rand... more

John Fox can no longer hide behind throwaway clichés to protect Mike Glennon. After his starting quarterback turned the ball over four times in Thursday night's 35-14 beatdown at Lambeau Field -- including two overthrow interceptions, a sack-fumb... more

No. 1 overall pick Myles Garrett returned to the practice field Thursday for the first time since suffering a high-ankle sprain on Sept. 6. .@MylesLGarrett is back at practice pic.twitter.com/vZbAvwNUdK ‚?? Cleveland Browns (@Browns) September... more

Demarcus Lawrence dominated Monday Night Football , completely wrecking the Arizona Cardinals' offensive plans. Two days after the three-sack performance, the pass rusher said he should have performed better. "Not good enough," Lawrence said Wednes... more

Joe Flacco doesn't appreciate the notion that the Baltimore Ravens' offense is struggling. The normally even-keeled quarterback shot back Wednesday when asked his thoughts on why the offense hasn't played well through three games. "I think we're... more

Sound the alarm: In 2017, J.J. Watt has yet to rip down a quarterback who was holding onto a football. For the first time in his career, Justin James has gone three games to start a season without a quarterback sack. Dating back to last season, the... more

Miami Dolphins linebacker Lawrence Timmons will be reinstated Tuesday. The team announced the linebacker will rejoin his team and play in Sunday's tilt versus the New Orleans Saints in London. ESPN first reported the news. Timmons, who signed a... more

Green Bay is welcoming an important defender back into the club -- and he's bringing his own club to the party. Linebacker Nick Perry (hand) has returned to Packers practice after undergoing surgery on his injured hand. The team tweeted a photo of... more

New York Giants co-owner John Mara said Tuesday the team will address Odell Beckham Jr.'s dog-urinating touchdown celebration in-house. "I do not want to get into a discussion about this, but I will say that I am very unhappy with Odell's behavior... more

Kareem Hunt continues to churn out monster games for the Kansas City Chiefs. The rookie running back leads the NFL in rush yards (401), scrimmage yards (538), yards per carry (8.53) and yards per touch (9.6) -- minimum 20 carries. His 401 rushing y... more

Attention nickname trackers: Chicago Bears running back Tarik Cohen would like to place dibs on the available "Thunder and Lightning" moniker for himself and Jordan Howard. The duo shined in Sunday's 23-17 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers, dashing... more

Adam Gase is already fed up with his offense after just two games this season. Following the Miami Dolphins' 20-6 loss to the New York Jets, Gase was asked Monday what he liked from the film: "Nothing," the coach responded. "A lot of bad footbal... more

Carson Palmer showed Monday night he's far from the washed-out quarterback critics proclaimed him to be to open the season. The 34-year-old dropped dimes all over the field, when given time to throw. The caveat was the Arizona Cardinals' downfall i... more

Philadelphia Eagles running back Darren Sproles broke his arm and tore his ACL on the same play in Sunday's win over the New York Giants. Eagles head coach Doug Pederson confirmed the injury to reporters on Monday and said Sproles will be out for t... more

We are three games into the season and Cam Newton's play continues to be a shaky proposition. In previous weeks, Newton's struggles were masked by victories and excused by crediting defenses. Sunday, however, there was no hiding Newton's troubles.... more

When Aaron Rodgers needed a big play, Geronimo Allison was there for his quarterback. The second-year pro piled up a career-high 122 yards on six catches, including a 72-yarder that set up the game-winning field goal in overtime versus the Cincinna... more

The Washington Redskins defense smashed, pulverized, locked down and dismantled a heretofore potent Oakland Raiders' offense Sunday night in a 27-10 victory that wasn't even as close as the 17-point spread. Washington held Derek Carr, Amari Cooper,... more

The Denver Broncos forced a Buffalo Bills punt and were set to get the ball back down seven points with more than seven minutes remaining. Then a flag flew from the referee's pocket. Von Miller had driven quarterback Tyrod Taylor to the ground on... more

Deshaun Watson reminded the world Sunday why he was a national champion. The rookie quarterback went toe-to-toe with the New England Patriots in a slugfest at Gillette Stadium before ultimately falling to Tom Brady, 36-33. Watson diced up Bill... more

An apparent game-winning touchdown by Golden Tate was overturned in Detroit, allowing the Atlanta Falcons to sneak out of Ford Field with a 30-26 victory over the Lions. Here is what you need to know: 1. Matthew Stafford came up a hair shy of ano... more

Everything you need to know as kickoff approaches... Key game-time decisions for Week 3 All players questionable unless noted Baltimore Ravens: RB Terrance West (calf), WR Michael Campanaro (ankle), S Anthony Levine (chest), WR Chris Matthe... more

The Minnesota Vikings will trot out Case Keenum under center for the second straight week. Coach Mike Zimmer announced Friday that Sam Bradford will miss Sunday's tilt versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Bradford sat out last week with a knee injur... more

The Houston Texans' game plan reduces to a simple denominator: When in doubt, throw the ball to DeAndre Hopkins. Hopkins leads the NFL in targets, with 29 through two games, two more than Dez Bryant, and more than 10 higher than the likes of A.J. G... more

Ezekiel Elliott heard the criticism from NFL Network's LaDainian Tomlinson regarding his lack of effort on an interception in the Dallas Cowboys' 25-point loss to the Denver Broncos on Sunday. Tomlinson said Elliott "quit" on his team during the... more

All aboard the Derrick Henry hype train. We will be pulling out shortly. The Tennessee Titans running back barreled his way for a career-high 92 yards on 14 carries with a touchdown in Sunday's victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars. The performance... more

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson is trending towards playing in Sunday's tilt versus the Cincinnati Bengals. Nelson practiced in full on Wednesday and said afterward he expects to play after missing most of last week's loss to the Atlan... more

Sunday marks the battle of the 0-2s in Indianapolis when the Colts meet the Cleveland Browns. For either team to keep the glint of their playoff hopes alive a win is vital. Teams that start 1-2 have made the playoffs at a 24.5 percent rate. It's no... more

Eli Manning took public criticism from his coach this week like he takes a sack after a blown block by his offensive line. He got up, brushed himself off and moved on. After Monday night's loss to the Lions, head coach Ben McAdoo blamed Manning f... more

The New York Jets began the season with two losses in what some deemed a throwaway year before it started. Despite the rough start to the season, Jets CEO Christopher Johnson, who took over for brother Woody Johnson (U.S. Ambassador to the UK), dismi... more

Following the devastating 7.1-magnitude earthquake that left more than 200 people dead in Mexico this week, the NFL is evaluating whether a Nov. 19 game between the Oakland Raiders and New England Patriots at Estadio Azteca in Mexico City will proc... more

When the New England Patriots' defense took the field Sunday in New Orleans , Malcolm Butler started on the sideline. The benching came as a surprise to many, as corner Eric Rowe took over the first-team gig. Butler struggled in the preseason and a... more

It's a new season, but the Seattle Seahawks' winning formula remains the same: A smothering defense leading an offense that does just enough. Through two games, the Seahawks allowed just two touchdowns -- with one of those coming after its offense... more

When a team gets beaten handily twice to start a season, the head coach starts to ponder making early changes to give his squad a spark before fading too far into the darkness. That's the scenario New York Giants coach Ben McAdoo is facing. Followi... more

The Indianapolis Colts will spend at least another week without Andrew Luck. Coach Chuck Pagano confirmed Monday that the quarterback would miss the Week 3 tilt versus the Cleveland Browns. The news was all but expected as Luck still hasn't joine... more

A week after keeping his touches to a minimum, the Pittsburgh Steelers fed Le'Veon Bell in Sunday's 26-9 win over the Minnesota Vikings. Bell earned 27 carries and four receptions Sunday, compared to just 13 totes in Week 1. While he got 31 touche... more

Last season Denver Broncos opponents could avoid the "No Fly Zone" by gashing the defense on the ground. Vance Joseph's team slammed that door shut in 2017. The emphatic dismantling of the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, including holding Ezekiel Elliott... more

As trade winds swirl around New Orleans Saints safety Kenny Vaccaro, the starter ended up benched midway through Sunday's loss to the New England Patriots. Vaccaro played just 45 of 72 defensive plays (63 percent), per Next Gen Stats. Coach Sean P... more

Miami Dolphins linebacker Lawrence Timmons was not with the team for its season-opening win in Los Angeles. Timmons was inactive for the Dolphins' 19-17 victory over the Chargers on Sunday. A team spokesman told NFL Network's Steve Wyche before th... more

On a day Pittsburgh honored the late Dan Rooney in their home opener, Ben Roethlisberger tossed two touchdown passes, helping the Steelers beat a Sam Bradford-less Minnesota Vikings, 26-9 , at Heinz Field. Here is what you need to know: 1. The... more

After doing very little in pregame warm-ups, Minnesota Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford will sit out Sunday's tilt versus the Pittsburgh Steelers. Bradford is officially inactive with a knee injury. Case Keenum will start for the Vikings. Coach... more

Following a New Orleans Saints season opener in which Adrian Peterson saw just nine snaps and six carries for 18 yards , the question heading into a Week 2 tussle versus the New England Patriots is how much the running back will see the field. With... more

Hurricane Irma passed through Florida last weekend, leaving many to pick up the pieces in the wake of the storm. The three NFL teams in the state are showing their solidarity on Sunday. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported the Tampa Bay... more

The Arizona Cardinals backfield enters Week 2 a muddled mess after losing workhorse David Johnson to injured reserve with an injured wrist. How the Cards' running back rotation sorts itself out against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday will be somet... more

The first game with Steve Sarkisian running the offense in Atlanta lacked explosive plays and didn't mirror the Kyle Shanahan production we saw in 2016. The Falcons scored just 23 points in Week 1, after averaging 33.8 points per game last year. T... more

Everything you need to know as kickoff approaches... Key game-time decisions All players questionable unless noted Minnesota Vikings: LB Anthony Barr (hamstring), QB Sam Bradford (knee), CB Xavier Rhodes (hip) Mike Zimmer said he expects... more

After becoming the first team since the 1939 Philadelphia Eagles to open the season without a touchdown in two home games, the Cincinnati Bengals made a change. The Bengals fired offensive coordinator Ken Zampese and announced quarterbacks coach Bi... more

The Philadelphia Eagles lost one piece of its backfield. Running back Donnel Pumphrey , who tore his hamstring in Wednesday's practice, was placed on injured reserve Friday afternoon . The 5-foot-9 Pumphrey impressed coaches during offseason work... more

The Denver Broncos are losing one defensive lineman and adding another. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports defensive end Jared Crick is having surgery on his back and looking at a lengthy absence, per sources informed of the decision. The Bro... more

Leonard Fournette trucked defenders in the 2017 season opener like he was still in the SEC, on his way to a 100-yard rushing performance in the Jacksonville Jaguars' win. Fournette runs with a ferocity and power few backs can muster, lowering his... more

The Arizona Cardinals are one of 13 teams heading into the weekend with a 0-1 record. Following a dismal Week 1 performance in Detroit, Cards players know they are in a virtual must-win spot heading to Indianapolis for Week 2. "There is definitely... more

Odell Beckham is back at practice ahead of the New York Giants' Week 2 game versus the Detroit Lions. Beckham participated in practice for the first time since suffering an ankle injury on Aug. 21 . The receiver took part in individual and positio... more

It certainly was no R-E-L-A-X moment, but Eli Manning gave an Aaron Rodgers-esque response when asked on Wednesday about the Giants putrid offensive output against the Dallas Cowboys in the season opener. "First game. Guys were playing fast, got so... more

Alex Smith started off the season by torching the New England Patriots. The Chiefs hope the barrage of big plays from their starting quarterback is the harbinger of a monster season, likely the QB's final in Kansas City. After K.C. brass traded up... more

Brandin Cooks returns to New Orleans this week. The speedy wideout was shipped to New England this offseason for a first-round pick (which ended up being starting left tackle Ryan Ramczyk) after spending three seasons with the Saints. Ahead of t... more

Bill O'Brien refused to name his starting quarterback on Tuesday. The Houston Texans' coach told reporters he still is evaluating his quarterbacks and hasn't decided whether rookie Deshaun Watson or Tom Savage will start under center Thursday night... more

The good news is Danny Woodhead is expected to be back this season. The bad news is Danny Woodhead will be out about a month or more. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday that the Baltimore Ravens' running back will miss roughly 4-6 we... more

With David Johnson out the next 2-3 months , the Arizona Cardinals are bringing back a familiar face. The Cardinals re-signed running back Chris Johnson on Tuesday, the team announced. Arizona cut the veteran running back earlier this month afte... more

The second opinion is in, and it's bad news for the Arizona Cardinals. Running back David Johnson will undergo wrist surgery Thursday and is expected to be out until December, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday, according to a sour... more

Terrell Suggs began his 15th NFL season on Sunday. To see the Baltimore Ravens linebacker terrorize the Cincinnati Bengals, you wouldn't know Suggs had 14 years worth of wear, tear, wounds and scars. The 34-year-old looked fresh as he harassed Andy... more

The Seattle Seahawks anticipate getting their starting running back on the field in Week 2. Coach Pete Carroll said Monday that Thomas Rawls (ankle) should return Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers after missing the opening week. "Yes, we do... more

Sunday's tilt between the Chicago Bears and Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium will go on as planned. The NFL and Buccaneers had waited to determine the extent of destruction Hurricane Irma caused to the Tampa area before determining whe... more

The Minnesota Vikings' offense line passed the first test. Coach Mike Zimmer said his remade O-line "played outstanding" in Monday night's 29-19 win over the New Orleans Saints. The Vikings started five new offensive linemen (from left to right)... more

The Denver Broncos fended off a furious comeback Monday night. Shelby Harris blocked a 44-yard field goal attempt off the foot of Los Angeles Chargers rookie kicker Younghoe Koo to escape with a 24-21 win . After seeing a 24-7 lead dissipate down t... more

The Philadelphia Eagles will be without starting cornerback Ronald Darby for at least the next month. Darby was carted off the field during Sunday's win over the Washington Redskins with a dislocated right ankle. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport... more

The legal battle continues between the NFL and NFLPA in the Ezekiel Elliott suspension case. NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported Monday that the NFL filed its appeal of Elliott's preliminary injunction to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth... more

All offseason the Houston Texans insisted Tom Savage was the quarterback to lead them in 2017. After months of hype, Savage's control over the offense lasted two quarters. Savage was replaced by first-round pick Deshaun Watson in the second half of... more

The Pittsburgh Steelers have been searching for the pass-rush answer for years. After swinging and missing in the past, they might have finally found the answer. First-round rookie T.J. Watt displayed a relentless pass rush and versatility in a spl... more

The Carolina Panthers hammered the San Francisco 49ers, with Ron Rivera's defense shutting down Kyle Shanahan's debut. The 23-3 win would have been more lopsided had Panthers quarterback Cam Newton not missed several throws. Rivera admitted after... more

An already thin Seattle Seahawks cornerbacks crew lost a key participant in the first quarter against Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers. Seahawks starting cornerback Jeremy Lane was ejected for throwing a punch. An altercation between Lane... more

Atlanta Falcons linebacker Brooks Reed sacked Mike Glennon on fourth-and-goal to seal a 23-17 win over the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. It wasn't pretty, but the win washes away some of the bad taste from the epic Super Bowl collapse. Here is wha... more

Andrew Luck won't be on the field for the Indianapolis Colts against the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, and it could be several more weeks before the starting quarterback is ready. Despite coming off the PUP list last weekend, Luck still hasn't practi... more

The biggest question for the Pittsburgh Steelers heading into the season opener versus the Cleveland Browns is how large a load will Le'Veon Bell carry after missing all offseason. Bell skipped training camp and the preseason after not agreeing to... more

The Buffalo Bills shipped out several key pieces from the previous regime. Sammy Watkins, Ronald Darby and Reggie Ragland were sent away already. Buffalo's remake won't end there. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Sunday on NFL GameDay Morn... more

Sunday marks the first chance for the Atlanta Falcons to wash the bitter, molding taste lingering in their mouths after their epic Super Bowl LI collapse. Dan Quinn's squad spent all offseason dismissing the notion that they would suffer from a Sup... more

Everything you need to know as kickoff approaches... Key game-time decisions All players questionable unless noted New York Giants: WR Odell Beckham (ankle) The biggest question of the week is whether OBJ will play Sunday night after not... more

Eric Berry is done for the season. Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid said Friday the three-time first-team All-Pro safety ruptured his Achilles tendon in Thursday night's win over the New England Patriots. The team officially placed him on injure... more

The Miami Dolphins are headed to California to avoid Hurricane Irma. NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported Friday the Dolphins went to California on Friday night. The Dolphins secured a facility and will practice in Los Angeles next week in advance... more

The New England Patriots received a modicum of good news following their opening night loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Friday that linebacker Dont'a Hightower is believed to have suffered a minor MCL sprain... more

Pete Carroll won't divulge his running back pecking order for the team's season-opening tilt on Sunday versus the Green Bay Packers. The Seattle Seahawks' head coach was asked this week if he decided on his starting running back: "Yeah," he repli... more

The Chicago Bears are eager to line up behind Kevin White and proclaim the former first-round pick the No. 1 receiver. What seemed inevitable when selected with the No. 7 overall pick in 2015 became a necessity after top wideout Cameron Meredith we... more

The New England Patriots are down another wide receiver. The Patriots placed Malcolm Mitchell on injured reserve, the team announced Thursday. The move comes mere hours before New England kicks off the 2017 season against the Kansas City Chiefs a... more

For the second time in less than a week, the Kansas City Chiefs cut running back C.J. Spiller. Hours ahead of their opening game kickoff versus the New England Patriots, the Chiefs announced the release of Spiller and offensive lineman Jordan Devey... more

The Oakland Raiders and kicker Sebastian Janikowski sorted out their murky situation. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday that Janikowski agreed to a pay cut from $4 million to $3 million, fully guaranteed. The 39-year-old former... more

Even before Joe Flacco's back became an issue, the Baltimore Ravens needed to get back to pounding the ball on the ground. Too often the past couple seasons the Ravens have relied on Flacco and a short passing game, in lieu of running the rock. Pro... more

As has happened a multitude of times in the past, when Philip Rivers drives the Los Angeles Chargers into the red zone on Monday night versus the Denver Broncos, all eyes will turn to Antonio Gates. Entering his 15th season, Gates is one touchdown... more

Cleveland Browns rookie pass rusher Myles Garrett will miss the start of the season. The No. 1 overall pick suffered a high ankle sprain, and his status will be updated in a couple of weeks, the team announced Thursday. Garrett left practice on... more

Cleveland Browns first-round pick Myles Garrett landed on the first official injury report of the season. Coach Hue Jackson said the No. 1 overall selection was limited in Wednesday's practice after suffering an ankle injury. Garrett is scheduled t... more

Mitchell Trubisky continues to climb up the Chicago Bears' quarterback depth chart. After spending the preseason as the team's designated No. 3 quarterback, coach John Fox announced Wednesday the rookie finally overtook Mark Sanchez for the backup... more

The Houston Texans are headed towards their season opener against the Jacksonville Jaguars without starting left tackle Duane Brown. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday that Brown has not shown up at the team facility and is expecte... more

Tyrod Taylor is out of concussion protocol. The Buffalo Bills' starting quarterback cleared the final return-to-play hurdles and is cleared to participate Week 1, head coach Sean McDermott told reporters Wednesday. The 28-year-old quarterback is... more

The NFL officially postponed the Tampa Bay Buccaneers-Miami Dolphins tilt until Week 11. With Hurricane Irma gaining steam as it moves toward South Florida, the league announced the matchup will be moved from Sunday to Sunday, Nov. 19. Both the Buc... more

The Indianapolis Colts gave up on first-round receiver Phillip Dorsett over the weekend, trading him to New England for third string quarterback Jacoby Brissett. In his first talks with Boston media on Tuesday, Dorsett said he's diving into the... more

When Andrew Luck will return to the field remains anyone's best guess. The Indianapolis Colts' star quarterback won't play in the season opener, and it sounds like he'll miss multiple weeks. When teams lose Pro Bowl quarterbacks it has a domino ef... more

Los Angeles Rams coach Sean McVay might be "optimistic " Aaron Donald will return soon, but the team's best player is giving no indication he'll be on the field versus the Indianapolis Colts in Week 1. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wedn... more

With Hurricane Irma barreling towards Florida this weekend, the game between the Dolphins and Buccaneers will not be played Sunday afternoon in Miami, the NFL announced Tuesday. Irma, now a Category 5 hurricane with winds increasing to 185 miles pe... more

Jonathan Williams found a new home a day after clearing waivers. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday that the former Buffalo Bills running back signed with the Denver Broncos' practice squad. The second-year pro will get a $510,000 sa... more

The fastest man in NFL Combine history will likely be sidelined to open the season. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday that Cincinnati Bengals receiver John Ross is expected to miss at least the season opener against the Baltimore R... more

The New England Patriots solved their banner problem. After snagging their fifth Super Bowl victory, owner Robert Kraft noted last month that the team didn't have room in Gillette Stadium for another banner . Much like a 28-3 deficit, there isn't... more

America is bracing for another hurricane to hit landfall this week. Hurricane Irma is barreling toward Florida, picking up steam as it becomes a dangerous Category 5 hurricane , with winds increasing to 175 mph. 8 am Special Advisory: #Irma is n... more

As Ezekiel Elliott awaits word on his suspension appeal, and the NFL and NFLPA ramp up their legal battle, the Dallas Cowboys will practice. While questions swirl regarding Elliot's availability for Sunday night versus the New York Giants, coach Ja... more

The Los Angeles Rams began their full-time preparation for the season opener versus the Indianapolis Colts without their top player, Aaron Donald. The All-Pro defensive tackle remained away on Monday, and while coach Sean McVay reiterated he's... more

AFC East NFC East AFC North NFC North AFC West NFC West AFC South NFC South As we hurtle toward the regular season, check out our division-by-division primers highlighting players and storylines to watch in 2017. Kevin Patr... more

Friday's roster moves Saturday's roster moves Sunday's roster moves The Kansas City Chiefs brought back C.J. Spiller a day after cutting the running back. NFL Network's Steve Wyche reported the Chiefs re-signed the veteran back and pla... more

The Washington Redskins placed second-year safety Su'a Cravens on the exempt/left squad list Sunday. Cravens has been dealing with a knee issue and has been contemplating retirement recently, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported. Cravens is expecte... more

Who will be LeSean McCoy's backup now? The Buffalo Bills made a surprising move Sunday, cutting backup running back Jonathan Williams, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. Williams had been expected to be McCoy's primary backup in 2017. The... more

The Jacksonville Jaguars cut a quarterback. NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported Sunday that the Jags cut second-year signal-caller Brandon Allen. The move comes after Jacksonville added five players from the waiver wire, including tight end Jame... more

Matt Jones found a new home. The Indianapolis Colts claimed the running back off waivers after he was cut by the Washington Redskins on Saturday, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported. Jones, a former third-round pick, spent two years in Washingto... more

The Patrick Mahomes hype train hit top speed last week after the rookie's final preseason appearance. The first-round quarter back flashed his unvarnished talent, including uncorking a ridiculous 46-yard bomb on the run while getting drilled by a... more

We've almost made it. The 2017 NFL season is days away. With the New England Patriots set to kick off the season against the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday, and most teams playing a week from today, we've hit our last football-free Sunday until the... more

Andrew Luck is off the physically unable to perform list. The Indianapolis Colts officially removed Luck from the PUP list on Saturday afternoon. The move was expected. Had the Colts not taken the star quarterback off PUP, he would have missed th... more

Los Angeles Chargers first-round pick Mike Williams avoided starting the season on the physically unable to return list. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Williams will come off PUP and be on the active roster to open the season, according... more

The Miami Dolphins gave suspended safety T.J. McDonald a new contract. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Saturday the Dolphins signed McDonald to a four-year contract worth $24 million, according to a source informed of the deal. The deal... more

The Matt Jones saga in Washington finally comes to its inevitable end. The Redskins waived the 24-year-old running back on Saturday, the team announced . Jones has been on his way out of D.C. all summer. The former third-round pick started June a... more

Geno Smith appears to have won the backup gig to Eli Manning. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Saturday the New York Giants are releasing quarterback Josh Johnson , according to a source informed of the decision. Johnson and Smith battle... more

New Indianapolis Colts general manager Chris Ballard won't hang on to his mistakes. The GM jettisoned linebacker Sean Spence on Saturday, the Colts announced. Pro Football Talk first reported the news. The Colts gave Spence a $750,000 signing b... more

The Seattle Seahawks' terrifying defense just hit the upgrade button. The Seahawks acquired defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson from the New York Jets in exchange for receiver Jermaine Kearse and a 2018 second-round pick, both teams announced . Th... more

The end is closer for Chris Johnson. The Arizona Cardinals cut the veteran running back on Friday, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. It's not a surprising outcome for the soon-to-be 32-year-old back. Johnson didn't look particularly good... more

The Denver Broncos shipped disappointing backup offensive tackle Ty Sambrailo to Atlanta. The Broncos traded the former second-round selection for a 2018 fifth-round pick, the team announced Friday . ESPN first reported the swap. After struggli... more

Le'Veon Bell is back in Pittsburgh. The Steelers running back suggested he'd return to the team on Sept. 1. He didn't disappoint, arriving at the team facility on Friday. Bell will sign his $12.1 million franchise tender Friday. Le'Veon Bell ha... more

The Cleveland Browns went undefeated! Hue Jackson's squad exited the preseason 4-0 after their 25-0 beat down of the Chicago Bears Thursday night. The Browns celebrated -- "hooting and hollering" in the locker room as beat writer Mary Kay Cabot pu... more

The Chicago Bears kept Mitchell Trubisky in first-gear early in the preseason finale Thursday night -- a 25-0 shellacking at the hands of the Cleveland Browns at Soldier Field. The exciting rookie handed off on his first nine snaps of the game, th... more

Joe Haden said he had a handful of suitors after the Cleveland Browns cut him this week. The two-time Pro Bowl selection said Thursday night he chose the Pittsburgh Steelers because they gave him the best chance to finally get to a postseason game af... more

Le'Veon Bell is expected to show up for work Friday, but what of Los Angeles Rams holdout Aaron Donald? The All-Pro defensive tackle has remained away from the team all offseason in hopes of getting a new contract with two years left on his rookie... more

August

The Buffalo Bills expect Tyrod Taylor back for Week 1, but the team had to like what they saw from potential stand-in Nathan Peterman in the preseason finale on Thursday. The rookie started and led the Bills on two scoring drives to open the contes... more

DeAndre Hopkins received his massive contract extension ahead of the 2017 regular season. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday that the Houston Texans have signed the superstar receiver to a five-year contract extension, according to... more

AFC East NFC East AFC North NFC North AFC West NFC West AFC South NFC South As we hurtle toward the regular season, check out our division-by-division primers highlighting players and storylines to watch in 2017. Kevin Patr... more

The Indianapolis Colts are dealing with an injury to another major player. Coach Chuck Pagano told reporters on Tuesday that corner Vontae Davis is dealing with a "significant" groin injury, per the Indy Star's Zak Keefer . The two-time Pro Bowler... more

The Pittsburgh Steelers have added an athletic tight end to their roster. The Steelers acquired tight end Vance McDonald and a 2018 fifth-round draft pick from the San Francisco 49ers in exchange for a 2018 fourth-rounder, both teams announced Tues... more

The Cleveland Browns are attempting to move several big contracts ahead this weekend's roster cut downs. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday that the Browns are trying to trade corner Joe Haden, quarterback Brock Osweiler, and offensi... more

The Buffalo Bills' quarterback room remains a partially filled chamber . Coach Sean McDermott told reporters Tuesday that both Tyrod Taylor and T.J. Yates remain in concussion protocol. Taylor exited the team's third preseason game Saturday aft... more

In the first two preseason games, Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons offense hummed along as if the well-oiled machine from 2016 would coast into the post-Kyle Shanahan era. In the regular-season tune-up this weekend, however, it caught a flat. In t... more

Score one for tough love. The Jacksonville Jaguars demoted Blake Bortles from clear-cut starter for a nine-day competition with Chad Henne. Bortles has been handed the starting job back, and coach Doug Marrone believes he's seeing an improved... more

Buffalo Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor exited the team's third preseason game after hitting his head hard on the ground on the second drive of the game versus the Baltimore Ravens. Taylor's head hit the turf hard after taking a sack. He walked slow... more

The Buffalo Bills inked center Eric Wood to a two-year contract extension on Saturday. The team announced the deal ahead of their preseason tilt versus the Baltimore Ravens. The extension is worth $16 million in new money with an additional $5.27... more

Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus won't participate in Saturday's preseason tilt versus the Baltimore Ravens. The Bills sent Dareus home for violation of a team rule, Chris Brown of the Bills' official website confirmed . There was no... more

Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday The main goal for every NFL team is to exit the preseason without major injuries. On Friday night those prayers weren't answered, as the mercurial football gods struck down two key players. New En... more

The worst fears are starting to be realized for Patriots fans after seeing Julian Edelman leave the field Friday night against the Lions with a knee injury . NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Edelman suffered what is believed to be a torn A... more

The preseason injury list continues to grow. Kansas City Chiefs running back Spencer Ware injured his knee on the first drive of the game versus the Seattle Seahawks. Per the team's official website, Ware suffered a torn PCL and additional knee... more

Julian Edelman busted loose for three catches on the New England Patriots' first drive Friday night against the Detroit Lions, but left with a knee injury. On his third catch and run, the receiver limped off the field grabbing his right knee after... more

Julio Jones appears set to make his preseason debut on Saturday versus the Arizona Cardinals. The Atlanta Falcons superstar receiver will play "a few" reps in the team's third preseason game, ESPN's Vaughn McClure reported Friday . Jones sat out... more

Houston Texans receiver Jaelen Strong has been suspended for the opening game of the 2017 season. The team released a statement on the suspension: Jaelen Strong of the Houston Texans has been suspended without pay for the first game of the 2017... more

The Dallas Cowboys are planning on Ezekiel Elliott playing against the Oakland Raiders on Saturday. When asked by reporters on Thursday whether he's leaning toward playing Zeke this weekend, coach Jason Garrett simply replied: "Yes." Elliott is... more

Jaylon Smith finally made it on to the field last weekend, logging 12 snaps and one tackle in a win over the Indianapolis Colts. Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli raved about the linebacker's first action. "Oh boy. Good instincts... more

The offseason hype for the Baltimore Ravens' defense rolls on. This spring, new safety Tony Jefferson said Baltimore's defense has an opportunity to be legendary . Defensive tackle Brandon Williams said this summer the unit could reach levels of th... more

Dwayne Allen spent his first five seasons catching passes from Andrew Luck in Indianapolis. Now he's snatching them from Tom Brady in New England. The transition to the new offense hasn't exactly gone smoothly. Allen admitted the Patriots' offense... more

The Arizona Cardinals announced Tuesday they pulled linebacker Deone Bucannon off the physically unable to perform list. Bucannon underwent ankle surgery in May . He played most of 2016 with the injury before being shelved with three games left in... more

Philadelphia Eagles coach Doug Pederson dismissed speculation that LeGarrette Blount could be on the roster bubble. "I mean, the guy is a beast of a runner," Pederson said Tuesday when asked about Blount's roster security, via the Philly Voice . "I... more

The Rush is on the move in Dallas. Backup quarterback Cooper Rush took second-team reps in practice Monday, NFL Network's Jane Slater reported. The undrafted rookie is rising after solid performances this preseason, while the Cowboys watched back... more

Odell Beckham Jr. has avoided serious injury after getting hit low by Browns cornerback Briean Boddy-Calhoun. New York Giants coach Ben McAdoo told reporters Tuesday that an MRI revealed Beckham suffered an ankle injury during Monday night's 10-6... more

Following Monday night's 10-6 win over the New York Giants, Cleveland Browns coach Hue Jackson said he hopes to have a decision on his starting quarterback by Wednesday. "I will watch the tape," Jackson said after the second preseason tilt. "There... more

Jamaal Charles will get his shot to make the Denver Broncos' roster this weekend. Coach Vance Joseph said Monday the running back will play "a lot" versus the Green Bay Packers on Saturday . The veteran won't play in the final preseason game. "Th... more

Trevor Siemian won the Denver Broncos' quarterback battle with his steady play. Broncos coach Vance Joseph named Siemian his starting quarterback at a news conference Monday, saying Siemian was the "clear-cut winner" in his duel with Paxton Lynch.... more

Martavis Bryant played his first football game in 19 months Sunday, when he took the field in the Pittsburgh Steelers' 17-13 win over the Atlanta Falcons. The Steelers wanted Bryant to knock the rust off early, targeting him on a receiver screen t... more

Alshon Jeffery missed time during Philadelphia Eagles training camp due to a shoulder injury. Whether the free-agent receiver is behind due to the missed time depends on who you ask. After Jeffery ran the wrong route on one formation during Thursda... more

Anquan Boldin's stay with the Buffalo Bills lasted less than a fortnight. The receiver signed with the Bills on August 7. After 13 days, he left the club and informed the team he's retiring, per the team. ESPN's Jim Trotter first reported the new... more

Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Sunday's doubleheader was a day for rookie running backs. Pittsburgh Steelers' James Conner helped the home team drive back for a 17-13 victory over the Atlanta Falcons. Later New Orleans tailba... more

The Buffalo Bills stripped Tyrod Taylor of his best play-making receiver last week, then watched him struggle Thursday night in a 20-16 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. What did they expect? Taylor's first pass of the night was thrown into the ha... more

Jeremy Zuttah is back with the Baltimore Ravens. The team announced Friday it signed the center and waived/injured receiver Kenny Bell. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Zuttah's deal is for two years and worth nearly $4 million in base... more

The New England Patriots didn't make a draft selection until the third round this spring when they snagged defensive end Derek Rivers . The Super Bowl champs will likely be without their top pick for the season. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport rep... more

Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins raised his fist during Thursday night's national anthem in protest over racial injustices in America, as he has in the past. Next to him stood veteran Chris Long, who wrapped his arm around his teammate in... more

One beneficiary of the Miami Dolphins' Ryan Tannehill-for-Jay Cutler swap appears to be receiver Devante Parker. In Cutler's two drives Thursday night, Parker was targeted four times -- including a beautiful 31-yard connection that was wiped out by... more

In a meaningless game, it's tough to define Ronald Darby's night as "revenge" on the team that traded him away, but it had to feel nice nonetheless to help the Philadelphia Eagles earn a 20-16 victory over the Buffalo Bills. After getting duped by... more

John Harbaugh continued his bland approval of backup quarterback Ryan Mallett following the Baltimore Ravens' 31-7 victory over the Miami Dolphins on Thursday. Last week, Harbaugh cited "winning football " in a preseason game to praise Mallett. Thi... more

Marshawn Lynch sat during the national anthem before the Oakland Raiders' preseason opener Saturday night versus the Arizona Cardinals. The running back, who came out of retirement to play for his hometown Raiders, met with the media Thursday. As... more

Josh Gordon is no closer to reinstatement to the NFL. Asked about Gordon at a fan forum in Cleveland on Thursday, Commissioner Roger Goodell said the receiver's reinstatement is "not under active consideration to my knowledge, at least it hasn't go... more

The first rule of Mitch-a-palooza is you don't talk about Mitch-a-palooza, apparently. John Fox already tossed a bucket of water on the Mitchell Trubisky fun this week. Now the rookie quarterback is downplaying the hype. Actually, he claims not to... more

NFL agent Tom Condon doesn't speak much publicly, but when he does, it usually comes with interesting insight. This week, one of the most powerful agents in football spoke to "The Fuzzcast" with Ben Kremer and Pete Sweeney (#Fuzzcast) and was asked... more

Oakland Raiders left tackle Donald Penn continues to hold out for a new deal. The Raiders would prefer their starting left tackle be in camp, but offensive line coach Mike Tice decided to spin positive, pointing out Penn's absence gives Oakland a cha... more

The Los Angeles Rams gave up a high draft pick to get Sammy Watkins, and the receiver is already making his presence felt in practice. "I did a little bit," quarterback Jared Goff said when asked if he noticed Watkins' first head-turning catch this... more

The Pittsburgh Steelers still don't know when running back Le'Veon Bell will show up for work, but it hasn't stopped the team from imploring him to return. In an interview with ESPN's Jeremy Fowler , general manager Kevin Colbert reiterated the tea... more

The Seattle Seahawks added a veteran cornerback to their roster Wednesday. The Seahawks signed†Tramaine Brock †to a one-year deal, the team announced. Brock met with the Seahawks in April and spent Tuesday meeting with the team again. A felony... more

Lucky Whitehead might need to go back to being called "Rodney" after his string of decidedly unlucky breaks. The New York Jets receiver and kick returner will have surgery on his broken foot, an injury he sustained earlier this week in practice, c... more

The New Orleans Saints will be without Delvin Breaux for the next several weeks. The cornerback will undergo surgery for a fractured fibula and is expected to miss the next six weeks, coach Sean Payton said Wednesday. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapopo... more

Cleveland Browns defensive coordinator Gregg Williams is entering his 28th season coaching in the NFL as an assistant, coordinator or head man. Over that time, Williams has worked with some impressive rookies -- Aaron Donald comes to mind -- but no o... more

Blake Bortles got some rest for his weary arm over the weekend as the Jaguars curtailed his snaps after a heavy workload to open camp. The quarterback says his arm is fine despite the needed rest. "My arm is fine," Bortles said Tuesday, via ESPN's... more

Carolina Panthers interim general manager Marty Hurney continues to hand out new contracts. Veteran linebacker Thomas Davis is the latest beneficiary. The team announced Tuesday it signed Davis to a one-year contract extension through the 2018 seas... more

Ryan Mathews was given a clean bill of health on Tuesday. Then the Philadelphia Eagles cut the veteran running back. The Eagles informed Mathews he was released shortly after clearing the running back. Roster Move: #Eagles release RB Ryan Mathew... more

Jay Cutler looks set to make his Dolphins debut this week. Coach Adam Gase told reporters Tuesday that the quarterback "looks like" he's going to play in Thursday's preseason game against the Baltimore Ravens. Cutler has been with Miami for a li... more

Bruce Arians doesn't mince words or hide behind passive aggressive language. When the Arizona Cardinals coach takes a shot, it's in your face or across your bow. On Monday, Arians aimed at his receiver corps. After watching the group stink up train... more

When the Buffalo Bills traded two of their most talented players †-- wide receiver Sammy Watkins and cornerback Ronald Darby -- for draft picks and lower-upside compensation, most read the moves as the new team brass flushing the 2017 season and eyei... more

Jay Ajayi made it through concussion protocol. Coach Adam Gase told reporters Tuesday that the Miami Dolphins' running back has been cleared. Ajayi was expected to be cleared after participating in Monday's practice. The 24-year-old back needed... more

Tom Savage is going to cling to the Houston Texans starting quarterback gig as long as he can. The fourth-year pro remains the starter, but rookie Deshaun Watson is coming on strong after a stellar opening preseason game. "My mindset is that this... more

Derek Wolfe was carted away from the practice field on Saturday, but the Denver Broncos won't have to worry about him being gone for too long. The defensive end suffered a moderate ankle sprain and will miss some practice time, a source informed of... more

The San Francisco 49ers had to like what they saw from rookie linebacker Reuben Foster, who started and played the entire first half Friday night. The first-round pick displayed range and compiled two tackles in his preseason debut, a 27-17 win ve... more

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers ended their kicking competition after just one preseason game. The Bucs released Roberto Aguayo, the team announced Saturday. Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times first reported the development. Tampa cut bait on the former... more

Denver Broncos pass rusher Shane Ray tore a ligament in his hand in July. The third-year pro's recovery is going as planned. "Everything's healing fine," Ray said Friday from a charity event, via the team's official website . "The doctor says my ha... more

Los Angeles Rams general manager Les Snead gave his greenhorn, first-year head coach Sean McVay a shiny new toy to play with. After the Rams shipped a second-round pick and corner E.J. Gaines to Buffalo for star receiver Sammy Watkins, McVay ruminate... more

The New Orleans Saints are adding some beef to their defensive line. The team is signing veteran defensive end Jason Jones, his agent, Mike McCartney, announced Saturday . Jones played 14 games, starting five, with the Miami Dolphins in 2016,... more

T.J. Watt represented the family name well in his first NFL action with the Pittsburgh Steelers. J.J.'s little brother compiled two sacks, one batted pass and five tackles in a 20-12 Steelers win over the New York Giants on Friday night in New Jer... more

The Jacksonville Jaguars officially washed their hands of Branden Albert. The team released the offensive tackle on Friday, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. So ends an odd saga for Albert in Jacksonville. The 32-year-old announced his... more

The Washington Redskins were poised to be without linebacker Trent Murphy for four games due to suspension. Now the pass rusher will miss the entire season. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo reported Friday that Murphy suffered a t... more

Ezekiel Elliott's six-game suspension thrusts an already tight NFC East into an even wilder wilderness heading into the 2017 season. Elliott can appeal the suspension, which could make the situation murkier, but as it stands today the NFL's leadin... more

The Minnesota Vikings didn't hide their offensive plans Thursday night: Feed rookie running back Dalvin Cook. Cook touched the ball on the first three plays of the Vikings' 17-10 win over the Buffalo Bills, earning 17 yards. The rookie got eight to... more

With Adrian Peterson and Mark Ingram getting the night off in the New Orleans Saints' preseason opener, rookie Alvin Kamara was the lone head of the backfield triumvirate to take the field Thursday night versus the Cleveland Browns. The shifty rook... more

Thursday was a night for rookies . As the first-year quarterbacks in Cleveland and Chicago earned loud shouts of praise on social media, one rookie went relatively unheralded despite sacking the quarterback twice. Philadelphia Eagles first-round... more

To the average preseason spectator, Ryan Mallett appeared to struggle leading the Baltimore Ravens' offense Thursday night. Coach John Harbaugh begs to differ. "I thought he played winning football. He played good football, just what we asked him... more

John Fox has a plan. He's not going to deviate from that plan after one preseason game. That's why he calls it a plan . The Chicago Bears coach won't crown rookie quarterback Mitchell Trubisky after Thursday night's impressive performance . He's al... more

Don't look now, but the Chicago Bears' quarterback competition just hit third gear. Rookie Mitchell Trubisky drove the home team to a second-half lead before the Bears' defense gave up two late scores to fall 24-17 to the Denver Broncos. Trubisky'... more

Commissioner Roger Goodell didn't wait until the regular season to visit Foxborough, Mass. Goodell was spotted at the New England Patriots' preseason opener versus the Jacksonville Jaguars. This marks Goodell's first appearance at Gillette Stadiu... more

Los Angeles Chargers first-round pick Mike Williams is out for training camp, but he's making progress in his recovery from a herniated disc. "He's back on the grass. He's running. He's doing well," coach Anthony Lynn said this week, via ESPN's Eri... more

In March, the San Francisco 49ers traded for offensive lineman Jeremy Zuttah. He lasted less than five months with the team. On Wednesday, the Niners cut Zuttah, the team announced. The team signed linebacker Sean Porter in a corresponding move.... more

Bruce Arians continues to give his coaches a chance to spread their wings. The Arizona Cardinals head coach said Wednesday that quarterbacks coach Byron Leftwich will call plays in Saturday's game versus the Oakland Raiders, via Darren Urban of the... more

Cincinnati Bengals coach Marvin Lewis has returned to the team after missing just one day because of a cyst on his knee, and he will coach in Friday's preseason game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. "I was able to return to work last night after... more

Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman has leaped LeSean McCoy in annual running back pay. NFL Network's Michael Silver reported Tuesday that Freeman's new five-year contract extension with the Falcons is worth $41.25 million and†will average $... more

Trevor Siemian has taken strides toward winning the Denver Broncos' quarterback battle with more consistent play over the past few practices. The third-year quarterback said getting more comfortable in offensive coordinator Mike McCoy's system has be... more

Cincinnati Bengals coach Marvin Lewis missed practice Tuesday to deal with a cyst in his knee, a team source told NFL Network's Stacey Dales. The team released a statement noting the issue is "minor" and that Lewis' absence is expected to be brief.... more

Adam Gase is pleased with what he saw from Jay Cutler in the quarterback's first practice with the Miami Dolphins. The coach said Cutler looked the "same" as the last time he saw him on the football field. "He said he felt good," Gase said Tuesday,... more

The Carolina Panthers will kick off the preseason on Wednesday without Cam Newton. Coach Ron Rivera said Tuesday that Newton will not play in the preseason opener versus the Houston Texans, which will air at 7:30 p.m. ET on NFL Network. The news... more

Jay Cutler was on the practice field Tuesday for the Miami Dolphins. He was joined by another vital piece of the offense in Jay Ajayi . The running back is still in concussion protocol, but he was on the field with his pads and helmet on, catching... more

For most veterans, the first week of preseason is for knocking off the rust as they get primed for the real season. Baltimore Ravens backup quarterback Ryan Mallett, however, might be playing for his job. After brutal struggles to open training ca... more

After two down seasons in Seattle, Jimmy Graham is taking the advice of Tony Gonzalez to heart. The two athletic tight ends went to the Pro Bowl together in 2013, when the future Hall of Famer told Graham that as he got older, shedding weight shoul... more

Preseason games for the entire NFL start next week, which means we'll be greeted with a wave of reports on which starters will play and which will sit out in the ramp up to the regular season. Adrian Peterson hasn't seen a preseason snap since 2013... more

The Minnesota Vikings continue to lock down their defensive stars. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Saturday that the Vikings signed defensive tackle Linval Joseph to a four-year, $50 million extension. Joseph gets $31.5 million guaranteed... more

With Ryan Tannehill's knee situation still lingering in limbo , the question about whether the Miami Dolphins will add Jay Cutler to the roster continues to be discussed. Coach Adam Gase said Saturday that Cutler is interested in potentially joinin... more

Julio Jones isn't pushing to get into training camp practices after undergoing offseason foot surgery. The Atlanta Falcons' receiver has been getting more reps, but sat out most of Friday's team drills. Jones isn't fretting missing practice snaps.... more

Corey Davis will miss at least a week after suffering a hamstring injury on Thursday . The week-to-week diagnosis for the first-round pick sapped some enthusiasm from Tennessee Titans camp. "Obviously I was bummed, because I can't practice the next... more

Ex-receiver Chad Johnson visited Detroit Lions training camp as a guest on Friday. Normally, a former player hanging out with a team in August wouldn't peak our interest, but the loquacious Johnson had one interesting takeaway from his visit. Rooki... more

Green Bay Packers rookie running back Jamaal Williams separated himself from the pack. Now can he make a move on starter Ty Montgomery's snaps? Heading into training camp, we pondered which rookie runner would step up to push Montgomery for playin... more

Mike Tomlin isn't going anywhere. The Pittsburgh Steelers announced Friday that Tomlin signed a contract extension that will keep him with the club through 2020. It's essentially a one-year extension since Tomlin's win total benchmark had already... more

The New York Giants dodged a bullet this week with Sterling Shepard's ankle injury. The receiver sat out practice Friday, but wasn't in a boot and appeared to walk fine while heading to speak to the media. Video evidence: Sterling Shepard to podi... more

Tom Brady spoke to reporters for the first time since Super Bowl LI on Friday. It was the first chance the media had to ask him about his wife's claims he suffered concussions in the past. Asked about Gisele Bundchen's comments from May that Brady... more

The truth of the Ryan Tannehill situation: The Miami Dolphins don't yet know what course of action to take with the quarterback's knee. Adam Gase said Friday after practice there is no decision on whether Tannehill, who left practice on Thursday a... more

What is that sound steamrolling down the tracks? What is that deep choo-choo screaming louder by the moment? It's the DeShone Kizer Hype Train barreling towards us. The rookie second-round pick has edged ahead in the quarterback battle with Cody... more

Sam Bradford enjoyed the most accurate season in NFL history in 2016, but the Minnesota Vikings quarterback would like to inject some juice into the dink-and-dunk operation this year. "Trying to figure out a way to create more explosive plays," Bra... more

Dallas Cowboys first-round pick Taco Charlton played in just 16 snaps during Thursday's Hall of Fame Game, but it was enough for his defensive coordinator to give a negative review on his performance. "Wasn't good enough," Rod Marinelli said Charlt... more

Did the Miami Dolphins sidestep a major injury on Thursday? NFL Network's Aditi Kinkhabwala reports there is no structural damage to Ryan Tannehill's left knee after he exited practice following a non-contact spill, per a member of the organization... more

Rumors surrounding a potential Sheldon Richardson trade have swirled since last year with nothing coming to fruition. That doesn't mean teams weren't trying to pry him away from the New York Jets this offseason. Richardson told Manish Mehta of the... more

The Miami Dolphins received an injury scare to their most important player. Quarterback Ryan Tannehill went down with a non-contact injury during Thursday's practice. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported on Inside Training Camp Live that the... more

Carlos Hyde entered the offseason in a precarious place atop the San Francisco 49ers running back depth chart. Questions surrounding his fit in new coach Kyle Shanahan's offense coupled with the team gushing about the selection of rookie Joe Williams... more

Tom Brady turns 40 years old today . To celebrate, the New England Patriots are pulling out all the stops. NFL Network's James Palmer reported there are five live goats wearing Tom Brady jerseys at Patriots practice (Brady has won the Pats five Lom... more

The Baltimore Ravens' list of offseason injuries is gruesome to gander. In just the past 10 days, John Harbaugh's team has lost running back Kenneth Dixon (MCL), guard John Urschel (retirement), corner Maurice Canady (MCL), tight end Crockett Gillm... more

It appears the New York Giants' receiving corps avoided taking a big hit on Wednesday. Sterling Shepard was carted from Big Blue's practice, but Giants coach Ben McAdoo told reporters it appears he avoided serious injury and just rolled his ankle .... more

Neither Sam Bradford nor Teddy Bridgewater is currently under contract with the Minnesota Vikings in 2018, making the quarterback situation murky heading down the road. Speaking with Neil Reynolds of Gridiron , Vikings general manager Rick Spielman... more

The Washington Redskins lost Pierre Garcon and DeSean Jackson, their top two receivers in terms of yardage last season, in free agency. Washington's plan to replace them includes seizing the chance to deploy more size. Swapping in for the 5-foot-10... more

The Miami Dolphins got one defensive playmaker back on the field and will be without an offensive workhorse. The team activated safety Reshad Jones off the non-football injury list on Wednesday. NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported Jones rejoine... more

The start of Indianapolis Colts' training camp has been chippy, with players getting into scuffles, including stars T.Y. Hilton and Vontae Davis. While others might shun the excess physicality, coach Chuck Pagano is embracing it as the Colts try gall... more

Antonio Gates can attend the Hall of Fame enshrinement of former teammate LaDainian Tomlinson. Speaking with the media Tuesday, Los Angeles Chargers coach Anthony Lynn said Gates has permission to go to the Hall of Fame induction for Tomlinson, via... more

Football returns Thursday night, but the Arizona Cardinals' starters will remain on the sideline. Coach Bruce Arians said Tuesday that no starting players would participate in the Hall of Fame Game versus the Dallas Cowboys in Canton, Ohio, via Dar... more

The Carolina Panthers are taking a cautious approach with Cam Newton during training camp. The star quarterback did not throw during practice on Tuesday, seeing the field briefly at the end of the session to hand off. Coach Ron Rivera told report... more

Another Pro Bowl left tackle is retiring. Ryan Clady announced Tuesday he is hanging up his cleats. Clady spent eight years with the Denver Broncos after being made the No. 12 overall pick in 2008. The 30-year-old veteran spent 2016 with the New... more

Two New England Patriots got booted from practice on Tuesday. According to multiple reporters at practice, receiver Julian Edelman and cornerback Stephon Gilmore were tossed from practice after a brief scuffle. Edelman had to be pried off Gilmore... more

While Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians rains down fire and brimstone on his players , the Chicago Bears are taking a more positive pitched approach with one of their young athletes. Wide receivers coach Zach Azzanni told Dan Wiederer of the Chi... more

We have ourselves another training camp kicker battle. The New York Giants announced Tuesday the team signed veteran booter Mike Nugent. Nugent enters his 13th NFL season and will battle Aldrick Rosas, a 22-year-old kicker who has never played a... more

Even winning comes with its problems, apparently. The New England Patriots won their fifth Super Bowl title in February, which puts owner Robert Kraft in a decorating bind: There is no more room at Gillette Stadium to hang banners! TIME TO FREAK... more

Colin Kaepernick isn't on a NFL team but is still moving merchandise. Good Morning Football's Peter Schrager reported on Tuesday that Kaepernick comes in at 39th on the NFLPA's official merchandise top 50 list . The quarterback is the only player... more

July

The Baltimore Ravens have not closed the door on bringing in Colin Kaepernick. Speaking at a fan forum on Sunday, Ravens president Dick Cass said the team has had direct discussions with Colin Kaepernick, per the Baltimore Sun's Jeff Zrebiec . Ca... more

If you need another example that Joey Bosa is a tough son of a gun, we bring you this: The Los Angeles Chargers' defensive end is still playing through a dislocated finger from last season. NFL Network's Alex Flanagan reported on Inside Training Ca... more

The Denver's 'No Fly Zone' beat up the Broncos' offense in Sunday's practice, the first in pads this season at Dove Valley. The Broncos defense created turnovers including a couple of pick-sixes. The defensive advantage is making the evaluations of... more

Seattle Seahawks second-round pick Malik McDowell was involved in an ATV accident and is not present at the team's training camp. Coach Pete Carroll told reporters Sunday that the accident happened a couple of weeks ago. McDowell was placed on the... more

Chicago Bears receiver Markus Wheaton missed practice Sunday after undergoing an appendectomy. Coach John Fox told reporters Wheaton remained in the hospital after undergoing the procedure at 5 a.m. The wideout's appendix did not rupture, per Fox.... more

The praise for Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin has been effusive this offseason, but team management continues to hedge their exaltation. Martin has three games left on his suspension to open the season. Speaking with ESPN's Dan Grazi... more

Mike Williams won't see the field during training camp. The Los Angeles Chargers announced Sunday the rookie receiver is not expected to practice during training camp after being placed on the active/physically unable to perform list. Williams met... more

As injuries pile up in Baltimore, the Ravens added tight end depth. The team announced Sunday it signed Larry Donnell. Baltimore waived receiver Tim Patrick in a corresponding move. The Ravens' tight end position has been a mess all offseason.... more

For all the glowing offseason pieces about the Jacksonville Jaguars, their season still rests on the throwing arm of Blake Bortles. Saturday's practices didn't go well for the quarterback. Bortles threw five interceptions during practice, one of wh... more

The Minnesota Vikings continue to lock down their home-grown talent. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Sunday morning the Vikings agreed to terms on a five-year contract extension worth $70 million for corner Xavier Rhodes. Rapoport adds th... more

Los Angeles Rams cornerback Trumaine Johnson is reading the tea leaves and doesn't think his stint with the club will last beyond this season. Johnson is playing under the franchise tag for the second straight season after sides couldn't agree on a... more

Rob Ninkovich is going out on a high note. The Super Bowl champion announced his retirement today after 11 seasons. Ninkovich has been discussing his possible retirement with head coach Bill Belichick for some time. Ninkovich, 33, signed with the... more

As expected, Le'Veon Bell didn't show up to the opening of Pittsburgh Steelers training camp. The news comes as no surprise after the running back failed to come to terms on a long-term contract with the team at the July 17 deadline for players on... more

The San Francisco 49ers voiced confidence after drafting Reuben Foster that the linebacker would be ready for training camp . The team was correct. "He is cleared to go and we're excited to get him out there," coach Kyle Shanahan said Thursday. F... more

The Dallas Cowboys are adding depth to their backfield. The team announced Thursday the signing of running back Ronnie Hillman. Newest #DallasCowboys running back Ronnie Hillman getting involved in today's practice. #CowboysCamp... more

A year ago Teddy Bridgewater opened Minnesota Vikings training camp as the team's future under center. A freak injury wiped away that certainty. On Thursday, Bridgewater addressed the media for the first time since suffering a torn ACL and dislocat... more

The New England Patriots overhauled their backfield this offseason, but one lingering question remains: Who will play the LeGarrette Blount big-back role in 2017? It's a question that Pats running backs coach Ivan Fears is pondering himself. "Som... more

John Fox owns a record of 9-23 in two years with the Chicago Bears. The coach enters his third season finally believing he has a roster that can compete for wins. "This is the first time I can look at a depth chart and say, 'You know, I like all th... more

Rob Gronkowski is good to go for training camp. New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick said Thursday that Gronk has "no limits that I'm aware of," after his recovery from back surgery. The pronouncement comes as no surprise as the tight end wa... more

The Giants intend on Odell Beckham Jr. playing in New York for a long time, but talks on a new contract haven't started yet. "They haven't begun as of yet, but ... they'll happen at the appropriate time," co-owner John Mara told Steve Serby of the... more

Lucky Whitehead's wild week will end in New York. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday that the New York Jets claimed the receiver from waivers. The team later made the announcement official. The Dallas Cowboys cut Whitehead this w... more

The Atlanta Falcons appear to be in a holding pattern on new contracts for two of their top offensive players, Devonta Freeman and Matt Ryan. NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported on Wednesday that Freeman's agent left town after meeting with Falcon... more

All is well with No. 1 overall pick Myles Garrett heading into training camp. Cleveland Browns coach Hue Jackson said Wednesday that Garrett is "ready to go" after the first-round pick suffered a lateral foot sprain at the end of minicamp in June.... more

Everson Griffen is getting paid again. The defensive end signed a four-year, $58 million contract extension Wednesday in a deal that includes $34 million in guarantees, a source with knowledge of the situation told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport.... more

The Philadelphia Eagles added first-round pick Derek Barnett to upgrade their pass rush. It might not be the move with the biggest impact on the Eagles' pass rush in 2017. Philly traded almonds for defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan, who is the perfec... more

The Jacksonville Jaguars dumped a pile of money into center Brandon Linder's lap on Tuesday. Could receiver Allen Robinson be the next in line to break the bank? The receiver told reporters his agent has talked with the team about an extension ahe... more

The Jacksonville Jaguars continue to invest in their offensive line. The Jags signed center Brandon Linder to a five-year contract extension, the team announced Tuesday. The extension is worth $51.7 million, with $24 million guaranteed, NFL Network... more

The Miami Dolphins added a big-name corner and ended the season for a physical linebacker. The team announced it signed cornerback Alterraun Verner and placed linebacker Koa Misi on injured reserve with a neck injury. Verner was released by the T... more

Dannell Ellerbe's stint in New Orleans is coming to an end. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday that the Saints are placing Ellerbe on injured reserve with a foot injury, per a source informed of the move. The Saints will waive the... more

In June, Mike Vick said he wanted to one day coach in the NFL . Now one of his former coaches is providing him a baby step toward that goal. Vick is spending training camp as an intern with Andy Reid and the Kansas City Chiefs. There's a familiar... more

Marcus Mariota spent the offseason limited in workouts after suffering a season-ending broken leg in 2016. Ahead of Tennessee Titans training camp opening this week, the quarterback says he's full-go. "I feel great," Mariota told Jim Wyatt of the t... more

Gary Kubiak is rejoining the Denver Broncos. NFL Network's James Palmer reported Tuesday that Kubiak will be returning to the Broncos to assist with scouting. He coached in Denver the past two seasons. Kubiak will be based primarily in Texas. The t... more

On Tuesday, the Indianapolis Colts announced players who would begin the season on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list. As expected, Andrew Luck was on the list . Another vital Colts player was a surprise: first-round pick Malik Hooker. Hoo... more

Baltimore Ravens running back Kenneth Dixon enters his second season facing more adversity. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday that Dixon suffered a tear in his meniscus, according to a source informed of the situation. He'll have su... more

Julio Jones sat out the entire offseason workout program up to this point after undergoing foot surgery in March. The Falcons are ready for their dynamic receiver to hit the field during training camp. "He's healed up very, very well," Falcons gene... more

Super Bowl LII takes place in Minneapolis in February. Green Bay Packers president Mark Murphy expects plenty of Cheeseheads to invade Minnesota. "It's going to be a lot of fun for all of our fans to drive across the state for the Super Bowl," Murp... more

The Atlanta Falcons will indeed ease first-round pick Takkarist McKinley into training camp. General manager Thomas Dimitroff told reporters at his charity event on Monday that McKinley would be "limited" at the start of training camp, via ESPN's... more

The Pittsburgh Steelers unveiled a uniform patch that players will wear to honor the late Dan Rooney. The patch contains Rooney's initials "DMR" (Daniel Milton Rooney) inside a black and gold shamrock. In April, Rooney died at the age of 84. "We... more

The biggest position battle at Minnesota Vikings training camp happens to be a tussle to replace an all-time great. Latavius Murray, Dalvin Cook and Jerick McKinnon will vie for snaps to take the job Adrian Peterson held for a decade as the Vikings... more

The Pittsburgh Steelers haven't owned a top-10 defense since 2012, when that Troy Polamalu-led team earned the No. 1 ranking for the fourth time in six seasons. Since then, Pittsburgh watched a defensive erosion that had the Steelers cratering to t... more

Each update we received on Teddy Bridgewater this offseason appeared more and more positive. Yet the quarterback is still likely to start training camp on the sidelines. Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer was asked Sunday if Bridgewater would begi... more

Le'Veon Bell isn't likely to show up for the start of Pittsburgh Steelers training camp on Thursday after not getting a new long-term contract last week. In the meantime, at least one teammate is making sure the running back knows how important he is... more

Cam Newton's rehab from offseason shoulder surgery continues to appear on track. Panthers coach Ron Rivera said Wednesday that Newton is throwing to teammates in summer workouts in Baltimore. "The shoulder must be fine," Rivera said, via Max Hens... more

Thomas Davis is already on record saying it was "unfair" to speculate that his contract had anything to do with the Carolina Panthers firing general manager Dave Gettleman . Greg Olsen doubled down on that sentiment. The Panthers tight end, who wa... more

Last offseason, Derek Carr predicted teammate Khalil Mack would earn 30 sacks . The Oakland Raiders pass rusher won Defensive Player of the Year in 2016 as one of the premier quarterback disrupters in the NFL, but earned just 11 sacks in the proces... more

AFC North AFC West AFC South AFC East NFC East NFC North NFC West NFC South It might feel like the dog days of summer for football fans, but the 2017 campaign is rapidly coming down the pike. With training camps opening lat... more

The Atlanta Falcons open training camp next Wednesday, but their first-round pick could be on the shelf for the beginning sessions. Dan Pompei of Bleacher Report noted that Takkarist McKinley is scheduled to sit out the early days of training camp... more

FOX is starting off quarterback-turned-TV analyst Jay Cutler with a familiar team to open the NFL season. Cutler's booth mate Charles Davis said this week that FOX is planning to assign himself, Cutler, and Kevin Burkhardt to the Bears-Falcons Wee... more

Marty Hurney is back in charge of the Carolina Panthers for 2017. Meeting with the media on Wednesday, the interim general manager said he would have full authority over the roster for the season, like a normal general manager. "Right now for me,... more

Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson wasted no time finding a temporary replacement for fired general manager Dave Gettleman. The Panthers announced Wednesday they've hired Marty Hurney, their former GM, to be the team's interim general manager... more

Dalvin Cook enters training camp set to battle for the Minnesota Vikings' featured running back role. If Vikings special teams coach Mike Priefer gets his way, the rookie will have more on his plate than just learning plays from the backfield. Pr... more

Now that Kirk Cousins will play on the franchise tag again in 2017, the glare of the NFL world can move on to other quarterbacks who are likely to pass Derek Carr atop the highest-paid player list. NFL Network's Stacey Dales reported there is "inte... more

The winds of winter have begun to gust lightly in the NFL's direction. Rookies from five NFL teams report to training camp today. First-year players from the Baltimore Ravens, Chicago Bears, Dallas Cowboys, Jacksonville Jaguars and New Orleans Sa... more

Until Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson expounds on his reasons for firing general manager Dave Gettleman, the NFL world is left to speculate on what ended a seemingly productive relationship. Part of the media speculation for the firing wa... more

Ezekiel Elliott has been in the news recently for off the field issues. On Tuesday, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones addressed the media at a ceremony for the new Baylor medical facility near The Star in Frisco, Texas, and spoke about his young run... more

AFC North AFC West AFC South AFC East NFC East NFC North NFC West NFC South It might feel like the dog days of summer for football fans, but the 2017 campaign is rapidly coming down the pike. With training camps opening lat... more

Kirk Cousins says he's comfortable playing on a year-to-year basis with the Washington Redskins. After Monday's deadline passed for franchise-tagged players to sign long-term contracts, Redskins president Bruce Allen released a statement revealing... more

New York Giants great Mark Bavaro knows a thing or two about young tight ends making an immediate impression on an offense. The Big Blue legend currently is helping drive the hype train for new rookie Evan Engram. A two-time All-Pro tight end, Bava... more

It's not often the ability of an NFL player to move his pinky toe up and down is a noteworthy event. When it comes to Dallas Cowboys linebacker Jaylon Smith, however, the small mobility is a notable stepping stone. A lengthy feature on Smith by Jef... more

Le'Veon Bell didn't sign the multi-year contract offer the Pittsburgh Steelers placed on the table ahead of Monday's deadline for franchise tag players to ink long-term deals. After tweeting simply "I guess I gotta get better " Monday, Bell expound... more

The deadline for Le'Veon Bell to sign a long-term deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers has come and gone. "Unfortunately, we were unable to agree to terms on a long-term contract with Le'Veon Bell prior to today's deadline," Steelers general manager K... more

Entering the 2017 season, Jets fans have already resigned themselves to the fact that their favorite football team won't win many games. New York receiver Quincy Enunwa was blunt when talking about the Jets tanking this season. "It's hard to argue... more

The NFL's deadline for franchise-tagged players to ink a long-term contract passed at 4 p.m. ET Monday. Le'Veon Bell, Kirk Cousins, and Trumaine Johnson -- the three remaining tagged players who did not sign long-term deals before Monday -- will play... more

Stop me if you've heard this one before: NFL quarterback believes his team can win the division. Of course you've heard it before, including this week with Dak Prescott . Every NFL player should have that mentality entering a season. Otherwise, why... more

Last season, the Atlanta Falcons made the playoffs for the first time since 2012. They took that chance to run all the way to the Super Bowl. Yes, we all remember the Falcons blowing the biggest lead in Super Bowl history. Atlanta owner Arthur Blan... more

Ben Roethlisberger has been critical of Steelers teammate Martavis Bryant since the receiver was suspended for the entire 2016 season. Bryant would like to clear up the issues with a face-to-face meeting with his quarterback when training camp open... more

Michael Floyd was sentenced to a day in jail in June after presenting his kombucha tea defense to an Arizona judge. The Minnesota Vikings receiver also sold coach Mike Zimmer that the tea caused his failed tests for alcohol. "Do I believe it? I do... more

Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys are billowing with confidence coming off their division title last season. Spinning forward, the quarterback had a prediction when asked about the upcoming year on the red carpet before Wednesday's ESPY Awards:... more

Kirk Cousins and the Washington Redskins have until Monday, July 17, at 4 p.m. ET to sign a long-term contract. It doesn't sound like a deal will get done by the deadline. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday morning that barring the... more

AFC North AFC West AFC South AFC East NFC East NFC North NFC West NFC South It might feel like the dog days of summer for football fans, but the 2017 campaign is rapidly coming down the pike. With training camps opening lat... more

The Arizona Cardinals opened the 2016 season with a two-point loss on a missed field goal versus the New England Patriots. The defeat was a harbinger of things to come in a disappointing 7-8-1 season for Bruce Arians' team. Of the Cardinals' eight... more

Former Jacksonville Jaguars running back Fred Taylor recently went on a Twitter rant complaining that he wasn't among the 108 modern-era players nominated as a candidate for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility. Speaking... more

Like most decisions, Calvin Johnson's retirement after the 2015 season wasn't just about one issue. Speaking last week in Italy for the Italian Bowl XXXVII, Megatron noted injuries were a factor, but the Detroit Lions' continued mediocrity also pla... more

One question hanging over the Big Easy as we barrel toward training camp is how the running back rotation will sort out. Since the New Orleans Saints signed Adrian Peterson and drafted Alvin Kamara to a backfield that already included Pro Bowler Ma... more

Kansas City Chiefs new general manager Brett Veach has an interesting relationship with the team's offensive coordinator Matt Nagy. The two played together at the University of Delaware. In 2000, Nagy was the quarterback, Veach the receiver. Tere... more

Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters grew up in Oakland and is glad to see Marshawn Lynch return to his hometown to try and win a Super Bowl. "For 'Shawn to finish off this last little stretch of his career here at home, that's dope," Peters... more

When training camps open at the end of July, the battle for jobs will heat up. One of the most interesting battles this offseason will be the quarterback duel in Denver, where incumbent Trevor Siemian will take on 2016 first-round pick Paxton Lynch... more

Last summer, Austin Seferian-Jenkins was in the news for the wrong reasons, like getting tossed from Tampa Bay Buccaneers practice . By fall, he was booted from the Bucs' roster following a DUI arrest . In 2017, the New York Jets tight end has rece... more

Oakland Raiders defensive lineman Jihad Ward underwent minor foot surgery, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday, according to sources informed of the situation. Rapoport added that Ward is expected to be ready to join training camp in... more

The Arizona Cardinals don't know how long Larry Fitzgerald and Carson Palmer will continue to play before hanging up their cleats -- and with it possibly the Cards' Super Bowl hopes. Faced with an uncertain future, winning now is imperative for the... more

Russell Wilson is getting into the quarterback teaching game. The Seattle Seahawks' signal-caller announced on Wednesday he's starting the Russell Wilson Quarterback Academy (RWQB), along with former teammate Jake Heaps. .@RWQBAcademy ! Designed... more

Ryan Shazier plays football like an avalanche, swallowing ball carriers with unseen swiftness. When the Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker diagnoses a play he's the fastest man to the ball and one of the few that can knife through offensive linemen with... more

San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman DeForest Buckner heads into the season with some hefty expectations entering his sophomore year. Those expectations got a boost from division rival Michael Bennett, with whom Buckner is working out with in Hawa... more

DeAngelo Williams' professional wrestling career began and ended over the weekend. Now the running back is ready to sign with an NFL team. Williams took part in Impact Wrestling's Slammiversary XV on Sunday night, which ended in a win for the... more

The Baltimore Ravens handed Brandon Williams a five-year, $52.5 million contract in March. Now the defensive tackle wants to earn it. Williams is one of the best interior run defenders in the NFL. His prowess against the run is what earned him the... more

Nearly six weeks after Gisele Bundchen said her husband, Tom Brady, suffered a concussion last season , the New England Patriots quarterback finally addressed the issue. In an interview with ESPN's Kevin Negandhi for an E:60 piece which aired Sunda... more

June

Dorial Green-Beckham's stay in Philadelphia is over. The Eagles announced Friday they cut the receiver. The team made the move after signing backup quarterback Dane Evans to a three-year contract. Green-Beckham cleared waivers Wednesday, according... more

The Zach Orr summer tour is heating up. The most popular man in the NFL in the dead of June is making his rounds this week to meet with teams and get medicals after announcing he's considering a return from a brief retirement . The 25-year-old... more

If Tom Brady is going to make his desire to play a football game in China a reality, he'll need to hang around at least a few more years. Daniel Kaplan of the Sports Business Journal reported Thursday that the NFL is now targeting 2019 to play a... more

Upon hearing the news that linebacker Zach Orr planned to return after a brief retirement, Ravens players immediately started to recruit their leading tackler to come back to Baltimore. While players are gung-ho about bringing Orr back, Baltimore'... more

The Buffalo Bills received some good news regarding running back Jonathan Williams. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday that the second-year tailback was informed by the NFL he won't be disciplined under the substance abuse policy, p... more

Victor Cruz hasn't been the same player since tearing his patellar tendon in 2014, but he's railing against those who believe he's washed up. The 30-year-old caught just 39 passes in 15 games in 2016 after missing the entire 2015 season. When the G... more

The Marshawn Lynch give-back tour in Oakland continues to grind on. The running back's latest gesture to the kids of the Bay Area is 2,000 free tickets to a local water park for those who show up Thursday at Beast Mode Apparel store in downtown Oak... more

Jamaal Charles could be the biggest wild card in the 2017 AFC playoff hunt. If healthy, the 30-year-old running back provides the Denver Broncos with a dynamic dual threat alongside C.J. Anderson, in what could be a ground-heavy offense in 2017.... more

The Carolina Panthers spent the offseason revamping the offense to take some of the load off Cam Newton's shoulders. In an interview with Bill Voth of the team's official website , the rehabbing quarterback acknowledged he doesn't have to move the... more

The reasons the grandmother of Vidauntae Charlton decided to call him "Taco" remain vague . Yet the nickname stuck. Now Dallas Cowboys defensive end Taco Charlton is cashing in on the moniker. Taco Bueno agreed to a partnership with Charlton, the... more

The Buffalo Bills are just beginning their latest rebuild in a string of rebuilds that has seen the franchise miss the postseason every year this millennium. Jim Kelly, the Bills' most famous alum, is on board with the different approach new coach... more

As we move closer toward training camp, position battles will take prominence. Throughout most offseason workouts and minicamps, coaches insist jobs are rarely won or lost. Those competitions don't ramp up until training camp. One of the battles to... more

Father Time is in the greatest NFL battle of his long, undefeated career. Tom Brady turns 40 years old in August, showing zero signs of the precipitous cliff dive that has befallen other players so late in their careers. The NFL world has been wa... more

Nick Fairley's 2017 season is over before it started, and his career could be in jeopardy. The New Orleans Saints placed the defensive lineman on the reserve/non-football-injury list, the team announced Monday. The move comes after Fairley consul... more

Cam Newton is back to throwing again for the first time since undergoing offseason shoulder surgery. The team offered a hype video to commemorate the event. According to Bill Voth of the team's official website , Newton threw 45 passes to head... more

Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell cited his groin injury as one major reason Pittsburgh bowed out of the playoffs this year. After attempting to rehab the injury, the running back underwent core muscle surgery in March. We haven't seen Bell this... more

A snapshot of the news emanating from New Orleans this offseason doesn't scream positivity. Two of the Saints top offensive linemen, Max Unger and Terron Armstead, have undergone surgery . New Orleans traded speedy No. 1 receiver Brandin Cooks,... more

Derek Carr just signed the richest contract extension in NFL history at $125 million over five years. After working as one of the biggest bargains in the NFL the last few seasons, what does the Oakland Raiders' quarterback plan on splurging on afte... more

Drew Stanton thinks the NFL is going backward in its development of quarterbacks. The career backup has been inactive, cut, promised a chance to compete, scrubbed from the roster and forced to watch many starting quarterbacks in his 11 seasons. Sta... more

The New Orleans Saints locked up their second first-round pick on Thursday. The team announced the four-year contract with offensive tackle Ryan Ramczyk. As with all first-round selections, the deal comes with a team option for a fifth season. Th... more

The Kansas City Chiefs announced a contract extension for coach Andy Reid on Thursday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Reid had been headed into the fifth and final year of his contract, signed in 2013. "My family and I have been very plea... more

Derek Carr inked a five-year, $125 million extension on Thursday, making him the league's first $25 million per-year man. The Oakland Raiders' quarterback likely won't hold the distinction of 'NFL's highest paid player' for long. The agents for Mat... more

Sheldon Richardson has defeated the New England Patriots just twice in four years, losing six times to Tom Brady. Despite the repeated beat downs, the New York Jets defensive lineman isn't done chasing the Hall of Fame quarterback. "I've told him b... more

David Harris is joining the team he tried to topple for the past decade. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported the New England Patriots are signing the former New York Jets linebacker to a two-year deal, per a source involved in the deal. Rapop... more

Vic Beasley led the NFL with 15.5 sacks in 2016. The Atlanta Falcons' speedy pass rusher knows with the distinction will come extra attention on the field. "I'm going to accept the attention," Beasley told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution during... more

The honor of owning the title of 'NFL's highest-paid player' could change hands swiftly in the coming months. Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr is due an extension, which should surpass the $24.95 million per year that Andrew Luck currently m... more

The NFL on Tuesday suspended Detroit Lions defensive tackle Khyri Thornton for six games for violating the league's policy on substances of abuse. Thornton is eligible to return to the active roster following the team's Oct. 15 game against the New... more

The New York Jets are adding a receiver to a stripped-down wideout corps. The agent for Marquess Wilson tweeted that the 24-year-old receiver joined Gang Green on Tuesday, and the team later confirmed the move. Coming soon to an end zone near you... more

Jarvis Landry put a deadline on contract extension talks: The start of the 2017 season. The agent for Dolphins' star receiver, Damarius Bilbo, told Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald , that Landry won't hold out over a new contract, but also doesn't... more

NFL teams send out Happy Birthday messages on social media all the time. Normally we wouldn't have reason to pass those notes on to you, our devoted reader. Then the Philadelphia Eagles went and did something we NEEDED to share. Highlights of a... more

In the aftermath of Deflategate, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft said he didn't know if his relationship with Commissioner Roger Goodell would "ever be the same ." Time can heal some of those wounds. Goodell traveled to Jerusalem for the... more

The deadline for franchise-tagged players to agree to long-term contracts has been pushed back two days, until July 17. The NFL confirmed the deadline was pushed back from Saturday, July 15, until Monday, July 17. ESPN first reported the date cha... more

Last offseason, Jared Goff's head was swimming. The rookie didn't even know from which direction the sun rose. A year later, all reports emanating from the Rams' facility in Los Angeles are glowing about the quarterback's improvement under first-ye... more

Tom Brady's New England Patriots were scheduled to play a game in China back in 2007, but the preseason contest versus the Seattle Seahawks was ultimately canceled. With his career coming closer to a close, Brady wants a chance to play that game fina... more

The biggest offseason addition in the AFC might be the one that didn't come through free agency or the draft. Martavis Bryant's reinstatement from a yearlong suspension could be the one move that lifts the Pittsburgh Steelers into a position to knoc... more

No. 1 overall pick Myles Garrett missed the final day of minicamp Thursday with a left foot injury that isn't expected to be serious. The pass rusher, however, was seen in a walking boot on Friday. Garrett was spotted at the Cleveland Airport with... more

Michael Floyd potentially is in more hot water. TMZ first reported Friday that the Minnesota Vikings receiver tested positive for alcohol this week. Floyd is on house arrest and prohibited from consuming alcohol as part of his sentence for DUI,... more

The New Orleans Saints' offense got some brutally bad news following minicamp. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported that left tackle Terron Armstead is scheduled for surgery on Monday to repair a torn labrum. Per Rapoport, Armstead suffered t... more

Perhaps no veteran player has done more to improve his standing during offseason workouts than Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin. A clear cut candidate after struggling last year and being suspended at the end of the season for violatin... more

The close of minicamp on Thursday officially ended the Chargers' time in San Diego. Despite the announced move to Los Angeles five months ago, the Chargers still conducted offseason workouts in their San Diego facility. Philip Rivers was the last... more

Le'Veon Bell will eventually sign a new contract or his $12.1 million franchise tag tender and show up to the Pittsburgh Steelers' facility ready for the 2017 regular season. Once the running back hits the field, the question will be how much will... more

Adrian Peterson has an announcement to make: He can, in fact, catch a football. Upon joining the New Orleans Saints, much of the discussion surrounding Peterson has been about how he fits in Sean Payton's passing game out of the backfield. All Day... more

The Los Angeles Rams finally gave up on former No. 2 overall pick Greg Robinson. The Rams traded the offensive tackle to the Detroit Lions for a 2018 sixth-round pick, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. ESPN first reported the trade. The... more

The New England Patriots have held the rest of the AFC East under their boot for more than a decade, winning all but one division title since 2003. It would be easy to understand how the yearly torment could lead to emotionally battered players willi... more

The Seattle Seahawks continue to circle the wagons following an ESPN report that pitted the offense versus the defense. On Wednesday, defensive end Michael Bennett defended Russell Wilson during an interview on KIRO-AM, noting the Seahawks wouldn'... more

Eric Decker is wasting no time searching for a new team. In his first day as a free agent, the receiver is meeting with the Tennessee Titans, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday, per a source informed of Decker's plans. Decker was... more

The Tennessee Titans finally unleashed their first-round receiver, Corey Davis. The 6-foot-3 playmaker was held back during organized team activies after he underwent an operation on his ankle in January and missed most of the pre-draft work. Dav... more

Mitchell Trubisky is set to enter the 2017 season as the backup to Mike Glennon. The question among Chicago Bears fans is how long before the No. 2 overall pick sees game action. With Trubisky getting just 13 starts at North Carolina, he needs as... more

Most times NFL players ask for a contract extension and don't receive it. Not so for Jason Peters, who publicly requested an extension on Tuesday. Wednesday he got it. The Philadelphia Eagles announced they signed the Pro Bowl offensive tackle to a... more

The Golden State Warriors brought the NBA Championship back to the Bay Area on Monday. Seeing the celebration added extra motivation for Oakland Raiders players to win a Lombardi Trophy. "It makes you hungry every time you see another team celebra... more

Bill Belichick is on to 2017. The New England Patriots coach is done celebrating the historic 2016 Super Bowl comeback after last weekend's ring ceremony . "It was a great night, but, really, we need to move on to 2017," Belichick said, via the t... more

Aaron Donald does not yet have a new contract, but the defensive tackle is no longer staying away from the Los Angeles Rams' facility. NFL Network's Steve Wyche reported Tuesday that Donald reported for mandatory minicamp, according to a team spoke... more

Duane Brown skipped Day 1 of mandatory minicamp. The Houston Texans offensive tackle was not present Tuesday. Head coach Bill O'Brien didn't elaborate on the situation. "I don't have much to say on that ," O'Brien said. "Obviously, Duane knows ho... more

Jimmy Garoppolo appears to be dealing with a leg issue. The New England Patriots quarterback did not participate fully in Tuesday's organized team activities, per multiple reporters on the scene. Garoppolo rode on a bike during warmups and left the... more

Benjamin Watson is back on the practice field. The Baltimore Ravens announced the tight end returned to practice during mandatory minicamp on Tuesday, less than 10 months after tearing his Achilles tendon. Watson signed a two-year, $7 million... more

Le'Veon Bell is not at Pittsburgh Steelers minicamp. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported that the running back wasn't spotted at camp on Tuesday, the first of the three-day session, which is mandatory for all players under contract. Bell ha... more

DeMarco Murray has experience running behind the Dallas Cowboys' offensive line, which helped him earn 1,845 yards and the Offensive Player of the Year award in 2014. Murray now runs behind a growing Tennessee Titans line that's on its way to battlin... more

The future of New Orleans Saints defensive tackle Nick Fairley remains up in the air. Last week it was revealed that the former first-round pick had been away from organized team activities after medical tests regarding a heart condition put his s... more

The New England Patriots are closing in on keeping Julian Edelman from hitting the free-agent market next year. NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported Thursday that the Patriots and Edelman are moving toward a contract extension that should be comple... more

The New York Giants are all in on Paul Perkins. When Big Blue failed to add a veteran or early-round draft pick to the backfield, the signal was clear that the second-year runner would be the lead back. The coaching staff is comfortable heading i... more

Most analysts project the Chicago Bears to struggle through another difficult season. The sentiment among most fans in Chicago is apathy towards this year's iteration of 'Bear Down.' Despite the low expectations, Pernell McPhee believes his outside... more

Most 32-year-old running backs are staring down the end of their NFL road. Adrian Peterson wants to play five more years. Given that his current quarterback, Drew Brees, is asked constantly about how long he plans to play, the question seems obviou... more

Josh Norman earned All-Pro honors in 2015 after snagging four interceptions, two returned for touchdowns, 19 passes defensed and forcing three fumbles with the Carolina Panthers. In 2016 he moved to Washington D.C. and didn't even make the Pro Bowl... more

Andre Ellington's transition to wide receiver didn't make it through mandatory minicamp. Less than three months after Bruce Arians announced Ellington would move to wideout, the Arizona Cardinals coach said Wednesday the 28-year-old is returning to... more

Five days after Dennis Pitta suffered the third hip injury of his career , the Baltimore Ravens released the tight end. The release came with an injury waiver. Cutting Pitta, who signed a five-year, $32 million contract extension in 2014, saves t... more

Philadelphia Eagles beat reporters don't need to keep a tally of Nelson Agholor's drops during organized team activities this season. The wideout is doing that for them. In the corner of a whiteboard in his locker used for inspirational quotes, Agh... more

England sustained two terrorist attacks within the past two weeks, but that won't shake how Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians feels about his team traveling to the United Kingdom for an October contest. On Tuesday, Arians said he wasn't concerne... more

Marshawn Lynch joined his hometown team in Oakland to great fanfare this offseason. The running back brings a connection to the community as the Raiders stare at a move to Las Vegas down the road. Speaking to reporters for the first time since putt... more

Blake Bortles' throwing motion in 2016 looked like something out of an ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics reel. The elongated motion added to the quarterback's struggles with turnovers. The 25-year-old spent the offseason working with quarterback guru... more

Los Angeles Chargers first-round pick Mike Williams will miss the rest of pre-training camp workouts. The team announced the No. 7 overall pick is dealing with a mild disc herniation in his lower back. Williams will be held out of organized team... more

The Detroit Lions' revamped offensive line took a big hit. Coach Jim Caldwell announced Tuesday that left tackle Taylor Decker underwent shoulder surgery Monday after suffering an injury last week during non-padded organized team activities. Cald... more

Jamaal Charles has several hurdles to overcome to leap into a starring role in Denver. Issue No. 1 is staying healthy after playing in just eight games the past two seasons. Issue No. 2 is beating out C.J. Anderson and Devontae Booker in what looks... more

Marshawn Lynch returned to action during Oakland Raiders' organized team activities on Monday. Coach Jack Del Rio provided the video evidence: pic.twitter.com/xwW9lrV0zn ‚?? Jack Del Rio (@coachdelrio) June 6, 2017 Yes, it's only players in... more

The next three days of work isn't voluntary for players of two NFL teams. The Arizona Cardinals and New England Patriots open their mandatory minicamp today, which runs through June 8. All teams may hold one mandatory minicamp for veteran player... more

The Seattle Seahawks added a veteran backup quarterback. It wasn't Colin Kaepernick. The team announced it signed Austin Davis on Monday. NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reports Davis' deal with the Seahawks is for the veteran's minimum with a $30,0... more

Despite the report of discontent within the Seattle Seahawks' locker room between the offensive and defensive players, the team is adamant no rift exists. Coach Pete Carroll said "the locker room is in great shape ," last week. On Monday, wide rece... more

Cam Newton will commence throwing next week for the first time since undergoing shoulder surgery in March. Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera said Monday he anticipates Newton throwing on the side with head athletic trainer Ryan Vermillion at minic... more

Mike Zimmer turns 61 years old Monday. His birthday present is going back to work. The Minnesota Vikings announced Zimmer has been cleared to return after an eighth eye surgery. He missed workouts the past two weeks. Coach Zimmer received a great... more

Rob Gronkowski seemingly has a bajillion side projects in the offseason, but he's pumped to be getting back to his day job, playing football. "Super excited. It's going super well," Gronk told reporters on Sunday of his workouts, via ESPN's Mike Re... more

The Buffalo Bills are circling recently cut receiver Jeremy Maclin. Quarterback Tyrod Taylor joined LeSean McCoy in recruitment of the ex-Kansas City Chiefs veteran wideout this weekend. "Today was the first day I seen Shady," Taylor said at a... more

The Baltimore Ravens suffered another injury during organized team activities. A day after corner Tavon Young tore his ACL , veteran tight end Dennis Pitta re-injured his hip, the team announced Friday. It's brutal news for Pitta, who nearly had... more

Joe Mixon is under contract. The Cincinnati Bengals announced Friday that they have signed the No. 48 overall selection. Based on his draft slot, Mixon's deal will be worth nearly $5.5 million over four years, per NFL Network's Mike Garafolo. The... more

Mike Vick retired from the NFL , but is hoping for a return to the sidelines at some point. The former Falcons, Eagles, Jets and Steelers quarterback told ESPN's Adam Schefter he'd like to get into coaching down the road. "I would love to coach i... more

New Orleans Saints players got to see Adrian Peterson on the field in person during organized team activities, and the reviews on the future Hall of Fame running back are in: Two thumbs WAY up. "He's a stud, man. He looks the part," Saints quarterb... more

The 'Fat Rob' moniker remains, but Washington Redskins running back Rob Kelley is more svelte heading into his second season. As many athletes do diving deeper into their careers, Kelley cut out processed foods, sugars and snacks from his diet, low... more

Matt Jones is buried so far down the Washington Redskins' depth chart he doesn't see the point in participating in organized team activities. NFL Network's Michael Silver reported †Thursday that Jones has been told by coach Jay Gruden he is the tea... more

Greg Robinson has been the butt of many jokes lobbed at the Los Angeles Rams. It's not getting any better for the former No. 2 overall pick. The offensive tackle was awful his first three seasons, necessitating L.A. to bring in a replacement in... more

Houston Texans general manager Rick Smith expects Braxton Miller to make an "exponential" leap in Year Two . To make said leap, the young receiver is getting in the ear of new offensive assistant Wes Welker, one of the best slot wideouts of this... more

May

Mike Tirico will call Thursday Night Football games for NBC in 2017. John Ourand of the Sports Business Daily reported Wednesday that the NFL approved NBC's request to allow Tirico to be the play-by-play announcer for TNF , taking Al Michaels' pl... more

Jordan Howard has flown under the radar this offseason after a fantastic rookie campaign. The Chicago Bears running back finished second to Ezekiel Elliott in rushing last season with 1,313 yards, despite not playing Week 1, not being promoted to t... more

Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd won't give up hope of playing in 2017. The former first-round pick played in one game last season before suffering a knee injury. In March, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported nerve damage in h... more

Jared Goff is the Los Angeles Rams' starting quarterback, but new head coach Sean McVay is promoting competition at every position and won't hand the second-year player anything. "I think what we've tried to preach to our players is we're going to... more

In 2015, the Cincinnati Bengals boasted a multifaceted offense that had Andy Dalton as an MVP candidate , before the quarterback busted his hand with three games to go. That 2015 squad owned a backfield tandem in Jeremy Hill and Giovani Bernard who... more

Kevin White has played a total of four games in two seasons due to injury. It's now or never for the first-round pick. After participating in OTAs on Tuesday, White was asked by reporters if he's motivated by some calling him a "bust." "It's gott... more

Sterling Shepard had a productive rookie campaign, swiping Victor Cruz's slot-receiver job and earning 65 catches for 683 yards and eight touchdowns. The 5-foot-10 New York Giants wideout believes he can make a bigger leap Year 2. "I look at it t... more

Tracking most position battles during organized team activities is a pointless chore with almost no tangible results . In Tampa Bay, however, the Buccaneers are already keeping a close eye on their place-kicking results. When Nick Folk signed to co... more

The Seattle Seahawks open organized team activities Tuesday, but they won't sign Colin Kaepernick before workouts begin. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that "nothing is imminent " between the Seahawks and Kaepernick. "I am told... more

Richard Sherman strongly dismisses the reported discord within the Seattle Seahawks' locker room. On Thursday, ESPN's Seth Wickersham dropped an in-depth story detailing the growing strained relationship between offensive and defensive players dat... more

The New York Giants continued organized team activities on Thursday -- the first one open to the media -- without two of their biggest names. NFL Network's Kimberly Jones reported that Odell Beckham Jr. and Olivier Vernon were not present at the... more

Malcolm Butler is a New England Patriot for 2017 after signing his restricted free agent tender. In his first comments this offseason, the cornerback isn't thinking about whether he'll be part of the team after this season. "Can't predict the futur... more

Danny Woodhead is at organized team activities and is good to go. When the Baltimore Ravens signed the running back , there was a question about when he would be fully cleared from his ACL tear. The answer is now. "Yes, I'm back. No restriction... more

Four NFC South teams are adding some international flavor to their rosters. The NFL announced Thursday, the four teams -- Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, New Orleans Saints, Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- will each carry an additional overseas player... more

Blake Bortles enters a make-or-break year with the Jacksonville Jaguars after coming off a dreadful 2016 campaign. The 25-year-old quarterback threw 16 interceptions and lost six fumbles last year, many of those turnovers were of the back-breaking,... more

Beast Mode is back in the NFL, but he's not hitting the practice field just yet. Marshawn Lynch is spending organized team activities (OTA) chatting up teammates and getting to know the Oakland Raiders' offense, as the team keeps the 31-year-old ru... more

Will Colin Kaepernick get a chance to showcase his desire to play football? The Seattle Seahawks met with Kaepernick on Wednesday, a source informed of the situation told NFL Network's Omar Ruiz. The visit was described to Ruiz as a meet-and-greet,... more

The New England Patriots added more speed to their deep receiving corps. Former Cleveland Browns wideout Andrew Hawkins announced Wednesday he's joining the reigning Super Bowl champs. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported it's a one-year dea... more

Matt Jones is on the way out of Washington. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday that the Redskins running back will not attend OTAs. The 24-year-old doesn't appear to be part of Washington's plans , Rapoport added. Jones started t... more

Whether you took Ben Roethlisberger's retirement talk seriously or not, the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback doesn't care. When asked how close he was to walking away from the NFL, Big Ben replied: "It doesn't matter, I'm here now." (Sidebar: Buil... more

In 2015, when Ndamukong Suh took a Brinks truck of cash to move to Miami and join the Dolphins , the All-Pro defensive tackle cited owner Stephen Ross' presence, saying the team had "a great owner that wants to win, and knows the process of doing tha... more

Marcus Mariota was back on the field for the Tennessee Titans to open organized team activities on Tuesday. Considering earlier this month the quarterback wasn't running at full speed, it's significant the face of the franchise participated in the Ma... more

Donald Penn enjoyed an outstanding 2016 season protecting Derek Carr's blindside, save one play. The 34-year-old left tackle slipped on the play that led to Carr's broken leg, effectively ending the Oakland Raiders' potential Super Bowl run. Five... more

The last we saw Houston Texans offensive lineman David Quessenberry he was ripping an unsuspecting bell off a wall celebrating the completion of his cancer treatment. Today, the 26-year-old took the practice field with his teammates for the first... more

Mike Glennon signed with the Chicago Bears in March to be the starting quarterback. Then general manager Ryan Pace traded picks to move up one spot to draft Mitchell Trubisky with the No. 2 overall pick in the draft last month. Speaking to reporter... more

The NFL is putting the fun back in football. On Tuesday, the league announced it will relax rules on celebrations. Bring on the fade-away jumpers, snow angels, and group dances. In a letter to fans from Commissioner Roger Goodell , the NFL said... more

The Dallas Cowboys' pass rush could be down another player to open the season. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports defensive lineman David Irving is facing a four-game suspension for violation of the league's performance-enhancing drug policy,... more

Unsteady quarterback play ultimately sunk the Houston Texans last season, but it shouldn't go unnoticed that coach Bill O'Brien utilized rookies as his No. 2 and 3 receivers for most of the season. Behind Pro Bowler DeAndre Hopkins, the first-year... more

Wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. did not attend the opening of New York Giants organized team activities on Monday, per multiple reports. The session was closed to the media, and, like most offseason workouts, is voluntary for players. Beckham wo... more

Larry Fitzgerald doesn't want to spend his summer answering questions about his NFL future. The Arizona Cardinals receiver said Monday at an Arians Family Foundation charity dinner that he will address his playing future once, during the team's tra... more

Last offseason, reports of Jared Goff's struggles made waves, forewarning rookie struggles for the Los Angeles Rams quarterback. This year, with new coach Sean McVay in town, we've heard only steady reports of Goff's improvement. According to coach... more

Ex-Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo will make his CBS broadcasting debut this weekend at the PGA Dean & Deluca Invitational at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas. CBS Sports Producer Lance Barrow dropped the news nugget that Romo would... more

The New York Jets waived 2015 second-round pick Devin Smith on Monday. The receiver was waived with an injury designation. Smith, the No. 37 overall pick two years ago, tore his ACL in Phase One of offseason workouts. "It's bad luck and bad timin... more

The market for veteran running backs has been painfully slow this offseason, but recently a few 30-somethings found landing spots. More hope to follow. Speaking Monday to NFL Network's Up To the Minute Live , Reggie Bush said he plans to play in 20... more

Derek Carr isn't fretting about his future in Oakland. After NFL Network's Michael Silver reported last week, via two sources, that Carr has grown frustrated with the slow pace of discussions on a new lucrative, long-term contract, the Raiders'... more

Giovani Bernard is on the mend after a season-ending ACL tear. The Cincinnati Bengals running back is expected to get limited work during organized team activities this week, ESPN's Katherine Terrell reported Monday. Bernard is just six months re... more

If any NFL team wants to sign Darrelle Revis, it'll no longer need to worry about a possible suspension stemming from his dismissed felony assault case. An NFL spokesman confirmed Revis won't face league discipline following stemming from an incide... more

Months after the Washington Redskins fired general manager Scot McCloughan, the position remains unfilled. Redskins president Bruce Allen told reporters the team is getting close to adding to their front office. "We met with over a dozen people f... more

The Chicago Bears are in the process of changing Kyle Long's position for the third straight season. Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reported , per multiple sources, that the Bears are working on shifting Long to left guard and flipping veteran J... more

The Seattle Seahawks' run game struggled in 2016 due to Marshawn Lynch's departure, injuries to running backs and a disastrous offensive line. With the ground game unable to pound out yards, it discombobulated the rest of the operation. During the... more

The No. 1 overall pick inked his contract. The Cleveland Browns announced Friday that Myles Garrett signed his four-year, fully guaranteed rookie contract. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports the deal is worth $30.4 million with a $20.25 milli... more

Ryan Fitzpatrick grabbed a chair in this offseason's game of quarterback musical chairs. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers agreed to terms with the veteran quarterback, the team announced Friday. Fitzpatrick's one-year deal is worth $3 million in base salar... more

Tom Brady is back in the news. No, it's not in response to his wife saying he has experienced concussions . The New England Patriots quarterback announced on Friday he partnered with luxury car company Aston Martin. I‚??m no James Bond but‚?¶ Pro... more

DeSean Jackson signed a three-year, $33.5 million contract, with $20 million guaranteed, in Tampa Bay to be Jameis Winston's field-stretching weapon. For a 30-year-old receiver who relies on speed and hasn't played 16 games in one season since 2013... more

Write or say seemingly anything about the Green Bay Packers on social media and you will receive a flood of complaints about Dom Capers and a multitude of requests, pleas and demands that the defensive coordinator be fired. Teflon Dom is going nowh... more

Calais Campbell got paid handsomely to join a continually rebuilding Jacksonville Jaguars squad. The veteran defensive lineman likes what he's seen. "I knew there was a lot of talent here, but I was surprised how talented these guys were," Campbel... more

The Ladarius Green experiment is over in Pittsburgh. The team announced Thursday they released the tight end with a failed physical designation. Green signed a four-year, $20 million contract last season, he earned $6 million of the deal before b... more

The Buffalo Bills have another injured receiver to monitor. The team announced second-round wideout Zay Jones sustained a knee injury during Tuesday's OTAs and did not participate Wednesday or Thursday. The injury was described as a knee sprain, an... more

Kelvin Benjamin understands that if he's going to become an upper-echelon receiver, he's got to be in peak shape. After coming into offseason workouts heavier than coaches wanted , KB knows he must shed pounds. "I need to be in the best shape of... more

When the Tennessee Titans released nine-year corner Jason McCourty, the internet immediately shipped him to New England to be with his twin brother, Devin. While the connection was obvious, the match didn't come to fruition. This week, Jason signe... more

The Detroit Lions' running back corps is the same as the one that ended the 2016 season. Despite being linked to veteran LeGarrette Blount, who signed in Philadelphia on Wednesday, and connected to possibly adding a rookie in the draft, the Lions... more

Breshad Perriman is flirting with the overused, unfair 'bust' label in Baltimore. After missing his entire rookie season, Perriman earned just 33 catches for 499 yards and three touchdowns in 2016. Most expected more from the first-round pick out o... more

LeGarrette Blount didn't have a hot market this offseason before landing with the Philadelphia Eagles in mid-May. Despite the 30-year-old averaging just 3.9 yards per carry on 299 totes last season, Eagles general manager Howie Roseman believes he ju... more

Leonard Fournette is ready to rumble in Jacksonville. The No. 4 overall pick signed his four-year contract with the Jaguars on Wednesday, the team announced. As with all first-round picks, the team owns an option for a fifth year. The deal is ful... more

Kirk Cousins is set to enter the 2017 season playing under his second consecutive franchise tag. The Washington Redskins quarterback is just fine with his contract situation. Cousins told Redskins Nation on CSN Mid-Atlantic this week he is "in a g... more

Tom Brady's quest to play football until he's at least 45 years old depends greatly on his health. We knew the 39-year-old quarterback went through ankle and knee issues at times last season. His wife, Gisele Bundchen, told CBS This Morning on... more

Vince Wilfork still hasn't made up his mind whether he wants to retire from the NFL. Speaking on NFL Network's Good Morning Football on Wednesday, Wilfork didn't want to use the word retire. "Right now, I just want to make sure whatever decision... more

NFL owners are set to pass a regulation to give teams more flexibility to teams dealing with injuries. NFL Network's Judy Battista reported Wednesday that at next week's Spring League Meeting, owners plan to vote on a proposal allowing a second pla... more

The Philadelphia Eagles landed the NFL's rushing touchdown leader from 2016. The Eagles announced Wednesday LeGarrette Blount signed a one-year deal with the team. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported that the deal is worth a max of $2.8 milli... more

Greg Manusky plans on bringing more fire to the Washington Redskins defense after taking over for deposed coordinator Joe Barry. The former 49ers, Chargers and Colts defensive coordinator, Manusky wants his players to bring more attitude this seaso... more

Carson Palmer and Bruce Arians can't seem to agree on whose idea it was to curtail the quarterback's offseason work, but the plan for Palmer to throw less these early months is in full effect. "I'm really doing everything except for throwing a... more

The Seattle Seahawks are entertaining the idea of bringing quarterback Colin Kaepernick aboard as a backup to Russell Wilson. At least one Seahawks player is on board with the potential signing. Michael Bennett, who was among several Seahawks play... more

Arizona Cardinals linebacker Deone Bucannon recently underwent ankle surgery. Coach Bruce Arians announced Tuesday that Bucannon's surgery stemmed from a "lingering" issue. Bucannon was sidelined the final three games of the 2016 season due to an a... more

The Carolina Panthers own a glut of linebackers and finding enough snaps for each of them has been a challenge. With former first-round pick Shaq Thompson entering his third season, new defensive coordinator Steve Wilks wants to get the young playe... more

ESPN announced Tuesday Beth Mowins and ex-Jets and Bills coach Rex Ryan will call the Los Angeles Chargers vs. Denver Broncos Week 1†Monday Night Football contest, the second game of the doubleheader. Mowins becomes the first female broadcaster to... more

Of all the reasons Colin Kaepernick doesn't have a job, the idea that the ex-San Francisco 49ers quarterback no longer wanted to play seemed like the flimsiest. Perhaps now we can put that excuse to bed. Josh Hidalgo, the man training Kaepernick... more

Christian Hackenberg redshirted his rookie season after being selected in the second round of the 2016 draft by the New York Jets. Despite not playing a snap as a rookie, the quarterback enters offseason workouts with an elevated belief he can play... more

As the Cleveland Browns press forward with offseason workouts, rookie quarterback DeShone Kizer knows he has a long way to go to wrestle the starting job away from Cody Kessler. "There's so much I need to learn before I can even consider thinking a... more

The Seattle Seahawks' quarterback depth chart could use a veteran presence behind Russell Wilson. Speaking to 710 ESPN Seattle on Monday, coach Pete Carroll was asked if the team looked to add either big-name free agent Colin Kaepernick or Robert... more

Kansas City Chiefs first-round pick Patrick Mahomes got out of a sticky situation unscathed. The Chiefs quarterback and three others were robbed Friday night in Tyler, Texas, the Smith County Sheriff's Office confirmed to NFL Media. Sgt. Darrell... more

The Los Angeles Chargers continue to revamp their offensive line. The Chargers released veteran guard Orlando Franklin on Monday, the team announced on Monday. ESPN first reported the move. Franklin signed a five-year, $36.5 million contract in... more

Spring in the NFL is a cornucopia of offseason optimism consisting of a constant flow of hollow praise from the mouths of coaches and front-office members. Exhibit A: Chicago Bears coach John Fox declared No. 2 overall pick Mitchell Trubisky had... more

Tyrod Taylor is the best quarterback on the Buffalo Bills roster. That fact doesn't guarantee anything for the veteran signal-caller. Speaking on WGR Radio 550 on Monday , new general manager Brandon Beane said there will be an open competition at... more

The Indianapolis Colts' offseason overhaul included massive upgrades to the defensive front seven. One of those big additions brought in by GM Chris Ballard was run-stuffing defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins. The ex-New York Giants defender told N... more

The Atlanta Falcons won't escape an epic Super Bowl collapse. The all-time choke job will overlay every aspect of this year's team and be recalled seasons down the road. Dan Quinn could take the well-worn coach's path, declining to speak of his tea... more

The Houston Texans head into rookie minicamp with their first-round quarterback under contract. Deshaun Watson inked his four-year rookie deal on Friday, a source informed of the situation told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. As with all first-ro... more

In his first few months on the job, new Indianapolis Colts GM Chris Ballard gutted the defense, added playmakers in the draft and depth on offense. The one main area he didn't overhaul: the offensive line. A longtime trouble spot for Indy, Ballard... more

A year after a protracted standoff with their top draft pick, the Chargers made quick work inking their first-round selection. Los Angeles announced Thursday receiver Mike Williams officially signed his four-year contract. The deal is worth $19.75... more

Daryl Washington was recently reinstated by the NFL , but he won't return as a member of the Arizona Cardinals. The Cardinals released Washington on Thursday . The linebacker met with team president Michael Bidwill, general manager Steve Keim and c... more

Victor Cruz will say hello to his old boss later this month. The free-agent receiver is visiting the Jacksonville Jaguars on May 23, NFL Network's Kimberly Jones reported. USA Today first reported the scheduled visit. The Giants released Cruz i... more

T.J. Watt's NFL journey is just beginning. If he tries to walk exactly in the footsteps of older brother J.J. Watt , T.J. could get lost in a cavernous abyss. After being drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the first round, T.J. has been compared... more

Myles Garrett has made some splashy headlines since being drafted by the Cleveland Browns. The No. 1 overall pick already said he's looking forward to sacking Ben Roethlisberger in Week 1 . Some coaches and front office personnel might prefer rooki... more

The New England Patriots exercised a seldom-used tender on running back LeGarrette Blount. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport broke down the move Wednesday on Up To The Minute Live : "By midnight last night, teams had the opportunity to extend tend... more

At this time a year ago Jared Goff was a lost puppy. During his rookie minicamp, the Los Angeles Rams' No. 1 overall pick struggled to understand verbiage of the play, move the offense in and out of the huddle, and get the play off on schedule.... more

The Arizona Cardinals finished a disappointing 7-8-1 last season, a year after making the NFC Championship Game. The Cards then lost a trove of defenders in free agency, including Calais Campbell, Tony Jefferson, Kevin Minter and D.J. Swearinger.... more

Everyone has an opinion on who should start as the New York Jets' quarterback. Few of those opinions matter. While Joe Namath might not have the ear of the coaches, the Jets legend offered his view on the road Gang Green should take in 2017. "I... more

Andre Ellington is in Phase 2 of his transition from running back to wide receiver. The Arizona Cardinals still can't line up the receiver against a defense -- based on NFL offseason workout rules -- but quarterback Carson Palmer believes the... more

The assumption among the football world was the New York Giants selected Eli Manning's heir when Big Blue snagged Davis Webb in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft. Giants CEO John Mara pumped the breaks on that supposition during a Tuesday appea... more

Indianapolis Colts receiver Donte Moncrief enters a contract year coming off an injury-riddled, disappointing 2016 campaign. The 6-foot-2 receiver earned just 30 receptions for 307 yards in nine games last season, but put up seven touchdowns. New C... more

Mike Vick knows about second chances. The ex-quarterback served 18 months in federal prison following a 2007 dogfighting investigation that revealed his role in mistreating and killing animals. Vick got a second chance in the NFL, spending five sea... more

Kelvin Benjamin appears to have received the message. A week after Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera noted the receiver showed up "a little heavy ," Benjamin has been putting in the work to shed the pounds. "He's worked very hard when he's been... more

Jay Ajayi is a pure runner. The Miami Dolphins' power back runs harder than any back in the NFL, blasting through defenders, eating up angles. Watch any Ajayi game last season and it immediately jumps out how tough the 23-year-old runs en route to... more

Ezekiel Elliott is taking up a well-worn NFL mantra: Even the best players can improve. The Dallas Cowboys running back led the league as a rookie with 1,631 rushing yards on 322 carries for 108.7 yards per game, despite sitting the final week of t... more

Dallas Cowboys linebacker Jaylon Smith continues to make progress toward returning to the field in 2017. The second-year player is on the field during the team's Phase 2 workouts. "It seemed like he handled the work well last week, and he's just... more

As Jay Cutler moves from the backfield to the TV booth, he has some advice for his former team: Don't toss Mitchell Trubisky into the fire. After announcing his retirement Friday, Cutler told The Waddle and Silvy Show on WMVP-AM in Chicago that if... more

The Dallas Cowboys must replace two pieces on the best offensive line from 2016. Right tackle Doug Free retired and left guard Ronald Leary left in free agency. La'el Collins was slated to return to his guard spot, but with offseason workouts in th... more

Jay Cutler is at peace with retirement. If there was any question about whether the ex-Bears quarterback would dash from the FOX Sports TV booth for a starting job midseason, Cutler quashed the speculation on Friday. "Yeah, I think so. Yeah. I th... more

The Minnesota Vikings declined the fifth-year option on Teddy Bridgewater's contract this week, but that doesn't mean the team is done with the quarterback. Speaking to reporters on Friday, coach Mike Zimmer said he's more hopeful the 24-year-old... more

Chicago Bears fans won't have to wait for the regular season to hear Jay Cutler analyze games. Kevin Burkhardt, who will be calling games alongside Cutler and Charles Davis in FOX's No. 2 NFL broadcasting crew, told Adam Schein on Mad Dog Sports Ra... more

Brian Hoyer, Jared Goff, Mike Glennon, Blake Bortles, Tom Savage, Cody Kessler, Josh McCown. Those are the names of quarterbacks currently in line to start NFL football games in 2017. It's a sad truth that with so few people on the planet equipped... more

After trading up in last week's draft to snag Deshaun Watson, the Houston Texans insisted Tom Savage was still the starting quarterback. The rookie, however, will get a chance to earn the job. "We want to provide a competitive environment across... more

Queen City, more like Speed City. (Nods self-approvingly at obvious witty lead.) When the Bengals drafted the fastest man in football, John Ross, in the first-round last week it created a hotbed of speed in Cincinnati, where baseball hot rod Bill... more

The last few months for Doug Martin have been a roller coaster. The latest news on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back comes in the form of a car crash. The Tampa Bay Police report Martin's BMW was hit Thursday afternoon by a car that ran a st... more

With the NFL draft come and gone, we can put a wrap on the Richard Sherman trade discussion. Speaking on KIRO-AM in Seattle on Thursday, Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said the likelihood of the team trading their cornerstone is all but zilch.... more

Concerns about Reuben Foster's shoulder led to his draft tumble, which the San Francisco 49ers stopped by trading back into the first round to snag the Alabama linebacker with the No. 31 selection. After the selection, Foster said he wouldn't need... more

When the Jacksonville Jaguars picked up Blake Bortles fifth-year option earlier this week, executive vice president Tom Coughlin said the move was "a smart business decision for the team for several reasons ." As is his modus operandi, Coughlin did... more

When ESPN opens Monday Night Football in 2017, all cameras will be pointed at Adrian Peterson. In what turned out to be a fortuitous foresight, schedule makers plopped the New Orleans Saints into the MNF slot visiting Minnesota. After a decade of t... more

They didn't win the Super Bowl, but the Dallas Cowboys sure moved merchandise the past year. Cowboys players went Nos. 1, 2 and 4 on the NFL Players Association's Top 50 players sales list for 2016-2017. Running back Ezekiel Elliot became the fir... more

The New York Giants added a developmental quarterback in Davis Webb during the draft to a quarterback room that includes starter Eli Manning and veteran backups Geno Smith and Josh Johnson. With Webb needing tutoring and Smith still learning the of... more

The weeks of consternation and alarm-sounding articles about Derrick Henry's absence from the Tennessee Titans'†voluntary †workouts can come to an end. The running back was back at workouts this week. Running backs coach Sylvester Croom noted that... more

Sammy Watkins will head into the final year of his rookie contract in Buffalo with a cloud of uncertainty swirling overhead. The Buffalo Bills announced Tuesday they will not pick up the first-round receiver's fifth-year contract option . "Sammy... more

The Carolina Panthers cut ties with a 10-game starter form 2016. The team announced it waived safety Tre Boston on Tuesday. Boston, a fourth-round pick in 2014, earned double-digit starts for the first time in his career last season, compiling 53... more

The New York Giants own a stout defense, playmakers in the passing game and a veteran quarterback to match up with any NFC East team. Big Blue's attempt to leap the Dallas Cowboys in the division, however, could be crippled by the offensive line.... more

Detroit Lions general manager Bob Quinn finally answered the Eric Ebron question. The team announced Tuesday it would pick up the fifth-year option on the up-and-down tight end. The option is guaranteed for injury only. While many Lions fans have... more

The Minnesota Vikings will not exercise the fifth-year option on quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday. The move comes as Bridgewater continues to rehab his brutal knee injury suffered last summer . The... more

Christine Michael is a free agent once again. The Green Bay Packers cut the running back on Monday, the team announced Monday . ESPN first reported the news . Michael re-signed with the Packers this offseason after being claimed by the team on wa... more

The Buffalo Bills added a veteran presence to a young cornerback corps. The team announced it signed corner Shareece Wright. The 30-year-old corner started nine games for the Baltimore Ravens, but had his starting job usurped and was cut in March.... more

John Lynch exited his first draft as the Pied Piper of the media throng, who almost unanimously love the moves the first-time GM made over the weekend. From getting the Chicago Bears to pay to move up one spot to take a player the 49ers didn't want... more

New Atlanta Falcons pass rusher Takk McKinley was so fired up after being drafted in the first round Thursday night he dropped an f-bomb on stage when talking to NFL Network's Deion Sanders on live TV. After using the naughty word, McKinley famou... more

The Carolina Panthers' offensive makeover started well before draft weekend. Coach Ron Rivera insisted all offseason the offense must evolve to better protect Cam Newton. Over the weekend, Carolina provided their quarterback with dynamic dual-threa... more

April

Did the Pittsburgh Steelers snag their quarterback of the future in the fourth round of the 2017 NFL draft? Pittsburgh tabbed Joshua Dobbs with the No. 135 pick on Saturday. Dobbs has good size at 6-foot-3, fantastic athleticism and a quick rele... more

John Lynch added a running back to the San Francisco 49ers without giving up draft capital in 2017. The Denver Broncos traded Kapri Bibbs and a fifth-round pick to the Niners for a 2018 fourth-round selection. An undrafted free agent in 2014, Bib... more

When Doug Martin's suspension for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances came down, it allowed the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to get out of the running back's contract, if so desired. Months ago, it seemed likely the Bucs would move... more

Sidney Jones likely would have been a first-round selection had the Washington cornerback not blown his Achilles tendon during his pro day in March. The Philadelphia Eagles snapped up Jones with the No. 43 pick , even if the he won't be ready to op... more

DeShone Kizer has to wait until late in the second round to hear his name called by the Cleveland Browns at No. 52. While the Notre Dame product was selected behind Mitchell Trubisky, Patrick Mahomes and Deshaun Watson, Kizer has the simplest path to... more

James Conner is staying in Pittsburgh. The Steelers made the Pitt running back the No. 105 pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. Conner was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma in 2015 while being checked during rehab for a torn MCL. He overcame the battle wi... more

Hold the phone. The New England Patriots actually made a pick in the 2017 NFL draft. After entering the weekend without a first- or second-round selection, the Pats traded down early in the third round (the Bill Belichick special). New England ad... more

The New Orleans Saints are stockpiling a mean backfield. After adding Adrian Peterson to Mark Ingram and shifty Travaris Cadet, Sean Payton and Co. traded up in the third round during Friday's draft to select Tennessee running back Alvin Kamara.... more

The Minnesota Vikings traded up in the second round to select their featured running back. The Vikings traded up seven spots and snagged Florida State tailback Dalvin Cook. Minnesota sent the No. 48 pick and a fouth-round selection (No. 128) to t... more

We were already made aware that the New Orleans Saints had quarterback Patrick Mahomes snatched from their clutches one pick before the No. 11 selection. Now we have confirmation that Sean Payton had another player taken right before he was about to... more

The Kansas City Chiefs paid a pretty penny to move up to the No. 10 overall pick to snare quarterback of the future, Patrick Mahomes . The reason Andy Reid and John Dorsey needed to give up two first-round picks and a third-rounder to secure Mahom... more

Many draft prognosticators pegged Florida State running back Dalvin Cook as a first-round talent. Then Thursday's fall happened, and he's still on the board heading into Round 2. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported on NFL Draft Kickoff that... more

The Atlanta Falcons moved up in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft to target a pass rusher. The Falcons traded with the Seattle Seahawks to snag defensive end Takkarist McKinley with the No. 26 selection. The Falcons gave up the No. 31 pick, a... more

Jonathan Allen's draft day fall ends in D.C. The Washington Redskins made the Alabama defensive lineman the No. 17 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. The Bednarik Award winner as the nation's top defensive player immediately upgrades a Redskins... more

The Kansas City Chiefs targeted Patrick Mahomes as their quarterback of the future and paid heavily to move up and snag the big-armed passer. K.C. traded the No. 27 overall pick, a third-round pick and their 2018 first-round selection to the Buffal... more

The Tennessee Titans gave Marcus Mariota a new playmaking toy. With the No. 5 overall pick, the Titans selected receiver Corey Davis. Tennessee obtained the pick from the Los Angeles Rams in the Jared Goff trade last year. The 6-foot-3, 209-pound... more

The Washington Redskins took care of some business ahead of the 2017 NFL Draft. The Redskins signed right tackle Morgan Moses to a multi-year extension, the team announced Thursday . NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported the deal is a five-year... more

If any team wants Scot McCloughan's opinion on the 2017 NFL Draft they know where to find him. NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported on Thursday's edition of Path to the Draft that the ex-Washington Redskins general manager is back running a scouti... more

Forrest Lamp knows marketing. As Michael Scott always said: K.I.S.S., Keep It Simple, Stupid . Lamp was born with a built-in marketing opportunity in his last name. The Western Kentucky offensive lineman, and top-graded guard expected to be dra... more

No one knows anything about anything heading into the 2017 NFL Draft, which opens tonight at 8 p.m. ET in Philadelphia. How do we know this for fact? Exhibit A: Draft Day. The best day. ... Welcome to the most unpredictable and weirdest draft t... more

With Brian Hoyer and Matt Barkley sitting as the only two quarterbacks on the San Francisco 49ers' roster heading into tonight's draft -- 8 p.m. ET in Philadelphia -- general manager John Lynch is likely to add another signal-caller this weekend. T... more

John Lynch barrels towards his first draft as general manager of the San Francisco 49ers with eyes wide open. Advice from all my new GM friends? "Get some rest, it's a marathon." Yea right! I've been up since 3:30 AM. Let's do this already! ‚?? J... more

The New Orleans Saints adding Adrian Peterson might seem redundant with Mark Ingram already holding down the fort, but quarterback Drew Brees is looking forward to seeing how much road the tandem can plow. "Listen, you're talking about one of the g... more

With the NFL draft set to kick off tonight in Philadelphia, Jimmy Garoppolo's status in New England is playing a secondary role in the undertow of the draft drama. The Patriots are not interested in moving on from Tom Brady's backup, unless they ar... more

The Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch competition is in its infancy phase this offseason . Denver Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders believes both young quarterbacks are more mature at the start of workouts. "I was just watching Trevor walk aroun... more

On the surface, Adrian Peterson joining the New Orleans Saints seems akin to jamming a square peg into a round hole. Unless you have a team of NASA nerds at your disposal , those ventures generally end up an epic failure. Drew Brees ran 579 plays o... more

While Adrian Peterson and LeGarrette Blount head toward landing spots, another veteran running back is getting healthy. Jamaal Charles continues to rehab from a knee injury that relegated him to just three games in 2016. The 30-year-old veteran's a... more

With the 2017 NFL Draft beginning Thursday, it doesn't appear that Cincinnati Bengals backup quarterback AJ McCarron will see his trade wish granted. The Bengals are reticent to part with a reliable backup to Andy Dalton. Cincy hasn't received an o... more

Free-agent running backs are grabbing chairs before Thursday's draft kicks off. With Adrian Peterson headed to New Orleans, the next running back domino to watch is LeGarrette Blount and the Giants. Per NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, there is mu... more

Adrian Peterson found a new home. The face of the Minnesota Vikings for a decade finalized a two-year deal with the New Orleans Saints that will pay Peterson $7 million, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, via a source informed of the situat... more

The New England Patriots officially poached another restricted free agent from AFC East rival Buffalo Bills. The Bills declined to match the two-year, $6.4 million offer sheet for running back Mike Gillislee, the team announced Monday . New Englan... more

Richard Sherman reported to voluntary workouts with the Seattle Seahawks. General manager John Schneider told reporters Monday that the cornerback is at the facility working out after skipping last week's conditioning sessions . As for the... more

Malcolm Butler isn't the only cornerback on the trade block who doesn't appear to be headed anywhere ahead of Thursday's draft. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported that Rams corner Trumaine Johnson will not be traded, according to a source... more

On Christmas Eve 2016, Tyler Lockett's right leg bent in an awkward fashion as he was tackled to the ground. The Seattle Seahawks receiver suffered a gruesome broken fibula and tibia. Four months later, the 24-year-old speedster is completely confi... more

Now that Malcolm Butler signed his contract tender, the New England Patriots can trade the Super Bowl XLIX hero. Bill Belichick would need the right offer to come his way if he's to give up a Pro Bowl-caliber corner playing for dirt cheap. It sound... more

Marshawn Lynch has always been "'bout that action." The Oakland Raiders would like to spur Beast Mode's action to an NFL return by placing a deadline on when they would like to acquire the running back. "At some point, you'd like to know. Prior to... more

Less than a week before the 2017 NFL Draft kicks off in Philadelphia next Thursday, the Texans sit with Tom Savage as their starting quarterback. All the quotes emanating from Houston the past several weeks indicate the team is comfortable with this... more

If you follow mock draft season closely, you're aware the Carolina Panthers have been consistently linked to selecting a running back with the No. 8 overall pick. LSU bulldozer Leonard Fournette and Stanford all-purpose back Christian McCaffrey ar... more

Ahhhh, revenge. An emotional cocktail in which the id, ego and superego jostle for the front seat in a game of retribution for a loss, slight or indignity. For most laypersons enjoying workaday lives, revenge comes mostly on a low-level scale. It's... more

Chris Ballard understands tackling the job of rebuilding the Indianapolis Colts will take time, patience and perhaps a different way of thinking. The task has led him, like many general managers and coaches, to seek insight and inspiration by reading... more

The Seattle Seahawks will continue to listen to trade proposals for Richard Sherman, if any come their way, but the team doesn't anticipate moving their All-Pro cornerback. "Right now, I don't think the odds (of a trade) are very good," general man... more

The string of "duh" moves continues when it comes to fifth-year options for the 2014 first-round draft class. The Oakland Raiders exercised the additional year of pass rusher Khalil Mack, the team announced Thursday. The reigning Defensive Player... more

When the news came down that Cam Newton needed offseason shoulder surgery , after suffering a partial tear in his rotator cuff in Week 14, the immediate question became: Why did the Carolina Panthers' quarterback play the final games of a lost season... more

When offseason workouts began last year, Joe Flacco stood on the sidelines watching teammates as he rehabbed from an ACL tear. While the injury didn't cause Flacco to miss any time, the wobbly knee wiped out his offseason work and was one cause of... more

The Kirk Cousins saga will likely stretch on for at least another calendar year, with the Washington Redskins quarterback set to play under the franchise tag once again. The rumors swirled this offseason that Cousins wanted out of Washington, to jo... more

Tony Romo might have taken his job in the booth next to Jim Nantz, but Phil Simms will remain at CBS. The network announced Wednesday that Simms will move to The NFL Today show as a studio analyst. Simms spoke with Sports Illustrated's Richard... more

The Green Bay Packers spent the offseason upgrading the tight end position. Ted Thompson added Martellus Bennett, the top tight end hitting the free-agent market, and accompanied that move by adding Lance Kendricks, who had 50 receptions for the Ra... more

Notorious defensive coordinator Gregg Williams speaks loudly and carries a big stick. In his first weeks with the Cleveland Browns, the fiery assistant has already made a positive change in his players' attitude. Former first-round pick Joe Haden s... more

With trade rumors swirling, Richard Sherman will not attend the opening of the Seattle Seahawks offseason workouts. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Sherman plans to report in May, before organized team activities begin. TheMMQB.com firs... more

The Jacksonville Jaguars are shuffling their linebacker corps to get Myles Jack on the field. The Jags will move long-time middle linebacker Paul Posluszny to the strong-side, SAM, spot. "They're going to have me learn the SAM position. It'll be... more

Marshawn Lynch joining the Oakland Raiders seems so simple. Unless it's not. Both sides have an interest in one another. The Raiders need a power back. Beast Mode wants to return to play for his hometown team. Yet, even as the two seemed close to... more

Perhaps the Kansas City Chiefs have gone as far as they can with Alex Smith. Perhaps the divisional round is as deep of a playoff run they can make with the soon-to-be 33-year-old. Perhaps. The Chiefs spent the offseason listening to rumors they... more

Another no-brainer fifth-year option was picked up this week. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday the Cowboys officially picked up the 2018 option for OL Zack Martin, per NFL Players Association records. The team officially announced... more

The Houston Texans jettisoned Brock Osweiler, paying a second-round pick to the Cleveland Browns to take on the contract blunder. On Monday, Tom Savage, the current starting quarterback as offseason workouts begin, alluded to the Texans shedding pe... more

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers picked up the fifth-year option for wide receiver Mike Evans. General manager Jason Licht announced the team exercised the 2018 option on the star receiver Monday. The next stage will be agreeing to a long-term deal down th... more

Doug Martin is among the Tampa Bay Buccaneers reporting for work on Monday. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported that the running back is out of rehab, in a good place, and back in the team facility participating in offseason workouts. Bucs ge... more

The Jacksonville Jaguars begin offseason workouts today . Starting left tackle Branden Albert will not attend. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday morning that Albert was not present at the Jags' first team meeting and that the offensi... more

On Monday it's back to work for most NFL players. Starting today, 23 teams officially report for Phase One of offseason workouts. Teams beginning voluntary workouts include: Arizona Cardinals Atlanta Falcons Baltimore Ravens Carolina Pan... more

The Jacksonville Jaguars begin Phase 1 of their offseason workouts Monday. The key storyline this offseason will be the growth of quarterback Blake Bortles. Last week, coach Doug Marrone told the Florida Times-Union that they needed to rebuild the... more

No one in Detroit's front office sounds worried about if the Lions will work out a contract extension with Matthew Stafford. The question is when a mega-deal will get done. Speaking to season-ticket holders during the team's new jersey unveiling,... more

DeMarcus Ware's retirement hurts the Denver Broncos' leadership and pass-rushing depth, but Vance Joseph has a young player ready to step right into a full-time starting role and make plays in Shane Ray. As the Broncos began offseason workouts this... more

It's clear from the streaming expressions of praise and admiration for Dan Rooney that his influence on football will last as long as the NFL exists. A day after the death of the 84-year-old Pittsburgh Steelers chairman, NFL Commissioner Roger Goo... more

A strong outpouring flowed from the NFL community in the wake of Dan Rooney's death at the age of 84. Current and former players , coaches, Commissioner Roger Goodell and anyone involved with the NFL understands Rooney's influence on the game , bo... more

David Quessenberry whipped cancer. Then he took down an unsuspecting bell: The Houston Texans offensive lineman ripping the celebratory bell off the wall after completing his cancer treatment hits the perfect tune. "P.S. this bell never stood a... more

The next stage in Marshawn Lynch's return to the NFL is underway. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday the Seahawks and Raiders are expected to work out a trade for the running back, but first Lynch must re-work his contract. Per... more

Chris Simms defended his father in the immediate aftermath of Tony Romo taking over for Phil Simms as No. 1 analyst alongside Jim Nantz in the CBS football broadcast booth. Appearing on NFL Network's Good Morning Football on Thursday, the younger... more

The Baltimore Ravens have a request for the NFL's schedule makers: A later bye week. Team president David Cass confirmed to reporters that the Ravens asked to not have a bye after a Week 3 tilt versus the Jacksonville Jaguars in London. Clubs... more

Sound the trope alarm . Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jarvis Landry threw a sticky gauntlet at the Super Bowl champions this offseason, telling a London crowd this week that his team will beat the New England Patriots twice in 2017. He expanded on... more

A slew of no-brainer moves will barrel down the pike in the next three weeks as NFL teams must exercise the fifth-year options on 2014 first-round draft picks prior to May 3. On Wednesday, the Los Angeles Rams exercised the extra year for All-Pro... more

Adrian Peterson left New Orleans without a contract. The running back met with the Saints this week and left Tuesday night without a deal, a source informed of the situation told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. Rapoport added that the visit wen... more

NFC: North East West South Ranks AFC: North East West South Ranks The toughest division in the NFL will be no easier in 2017. Derek Carr's broken leg wiped away the Oakland Raiders' Super Bowl aspirations late last... more

James Laurinaitis announced his retirement after eight NFL seasons. The second-round pick by the Rams in 2009 wrote on Twitter that his body was telling him it was time to box up the shoulder pads. "With offseason programs starting back up, the... more

Dion Jordan is moving back to the Pacific Northwest to get a fresh start. The former No. 3 overall pick agreed to terms Tuesday with the Seattle Seahawks, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a source involved in the deal. USA Today's T... more

As a rookie in 2015, Tyrell Williams caught two passes for 90 yards in seven games. One went for an 80-yard touchdown. Last season, the undrafted free agent led the Chargers with 69 receptions, 1,059 yards and earned seven TD catches. The beneficia... more

No one would blame an Atlanta Falcons player if he decided to burn the tape of Super Bowl LI. Yet to a man each seems to have stared down the disaster. "No, I watched it," Matt Ryan told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Monday . "I watched it a... more

Get pumped, football fans, for our preseason extravaganza! The NFL announced the matchups for the 2017 slate of preseason games on Monday. Let's dive a bit deeper into the national TV schedule. First the list (all times Eastern): NFL/Hall o... more

Everything is sunnier in L.A., especially in the offseason. With the Los Angeles Rams kicking off their spring workouts Monday, second-year quarterback Jared Goff is optimistic about his team's chances of competing in 2017. "I think we're a lot c... more

The Chicago Bears thinned out their glut of veteran corners. The team announced it waived Tracy Porter on Monday. The move saves the Bears $3.6 million against the salary cap. Porter spent the past two seasons in Chicago but made it through just... more

LeGarrette Blount led the NFL with 18 touchdowns in 2016, but can't find an offer in line with his production. In the wake of last week's report from CSN New England that Blount has "an offer on the table " to return to the Patriots, NFL Network In... more

NFC: North East West South Ranks AFC: North East West South Ranks The Pittsburgh Steelers prioritized locking down their own stars this offseason, inking Antonio Brown to an extension and franchise-tagging Le'Veon B... more

Surprise, surprise, Ben Roethlisberger will not retire. The Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback announced via Twitter that he informed the team he's looking forward to playing his 14th NFL season. "Steeler Nation will get my absolute best," he wrote.... more

NFL Offseason Stories 101: Take an interesting quote from a coach or GM and ask the player about it at an event or charity appearance. A week ago, Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said running back David Johnson is "too young to overuse " and w... more

The Detroit Lions released DeAndre Levy after injuries wiped out most of his last two seasons. The linebacker still isn't done dealing with those issues. Levy told the Detroit Free Press' Dave Birkett he underwent knee surgery a few days ago . The... more

With John Schneider stoking the Richard Sherman trade flames , the natural question is what the All-Pro corner thinks of his name being bandied about in the offseason rumor mill. The Seattle Seahawks general manager said he's been upfront with Sher... more

Ozzie Newsome is in the midst of a monumental offseason rebuild, with the draft sitting as the most vital instrument left to help catch the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC North. But ahead of the draft (April 27-29 in Philadelphia), the Baltimore Ra... more

Someone will have to get Beast Mode's cleats down from the phone wire . NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday that Marshawn Lynch told the Oakland Raiders he intends to un-retire, per a source informed of the situation. The news com... more

Tony Romo's retirement to the broadcast booth took one quarterback out of this offseason's game of musical chairs. Even with a dearth of capable quarterbacks on the open market and few pro-ready signal-callers in the draft, one man can't sniff a g... more

Discussions about the Seattle Seahawks potentially trading Richard Sherman shouldn't be labeled "fake news." Speaking on KIRO-AM in Seattle on Wednesday, general manager John Schneider continued to fuel the idea that the Seahawks would consider mov... more

Earl Thomas continues to rehab from a devastating leg injury that had the Seattle Seahawks' safety briefly contemplating retirement. Thomas' latest workout update posted on Monday belongs in a Sylvester Stallone movie: S/O to @ucheaguh for captu... more

When Pernell McPhee is on the field, the whirling dervish wreaks havoc on offenses. The trouble for the Bears linebacker has been staying healthy. Knee troubles followed him from Baltimore to Chicago, where the outside linebacker has yet to play a... more

The Dallas Cowboys officially parted ways with quarterback Tony Romo on Tuesday. Romo will join CBS as the station's lead analyst . Upon Romo's retirement, owner Jerry Jones called the quarterback, who had been with the Cowboys for 14 seasons, o... more

Tony Romo is leaping out of the frying pan and into the fire. The newly retired quarterback is leaving the Dallas Cowboys to join CBS, CBS Sports chairman Sean McManus announced Tuesday. "Tony has been one of the NFL's biggest stars for the past... more

Tony Romo is retired, with one caveat: If the Dallas Cowboys ever need him in an emergency, he'll fly out of the television booth, suit up and play savior for Big D. That's the word from NFL Network's Jane Slater, in the wake of Romo's retirement... more

Tony Romo's pending†retirement from the NFL leaves one huge question to ponder: What in the world do the Houston Texans do now? The prevailing sentiment around the NFL pegged Romo as the Texans' savior. Unloading Brock Osweiler's blunder of a... more

One of the few big-name free agents left on the market found a home Monday. Linebacker Zach Brown agreed to a one-year deal worth up to $4.65 million with the Washington Redskins, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a source informed of... more

NFC: North East West South Ranks AFC: North East West South Ranks Despite consternation among Green Bay fans during the Ted Thompson era about the lack of offseason moves, the Packers continue to dominate the NFC Nort... more

Rob Gronkowski was healthy enough to crash WrestleMania 33 on Sunday. "I'm feeling great. I'm good to go," Gronk told ESPN before the WWE event Sunday . "It's been about four months now (since back surgery). Just been back with the team a lot durin... more

Phase One has begun. The beginning of offseason workouts starts on Monday, April 3 for two NFL teams that hired new coaches. The Buffalo Bills and Los Angeles Chargers will begin Phase One of voluntary offseason workouts today. Workouts mainly... more

March

The Dion Jordan saga is over in Miami. The Dolphins waived the former No. 3 overall pick on Friday with a failed physical designation, the team announced. Jordan played in 26 games with one start for the Dolphins, compiling 46 tackles and three sac... more

Days after T.J. McDonald learned of his eight-game suspension, he found a new home. The Miami Dolphins announced the signing of the free-agent safety on Friday. According to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo, it's a one-year deal with the team. The Mia... more

Demaryius Thomas is coming off five-year lows in receptions, yards and touchdowns. New Denver Broncos coach Vance Joseph wants to see his No. 1 receiver bring more consistency in 2017. "I want him to be a dominant player all the time," Joseph said... more

The Seattle Seahawks don't plan to trade Richard Sherman, and the All-Pro cornerback doesn't want to go anywhere. "I wouldn't want to leave this city and my guys, but I understand it's a business and organizational philosophies change," Sherman tol... more

The Houston Texans have won consecutive AFC South titles, but no longer is making the playoffs -- only to be abruptly swept out -- satisfactory. "Getting to the playoffs isn't good enough for us anymore, and we understand that," Texans veteran midd... more

The Kansas City Chiefs' plan to improve their offense is simple: Get Tyreek Hill more involved. "Growing Tyreek in the offense will be important," coach Andy Reid said this week at the Annual League Meeting in Phoenix, via ESPN.com . Hill played... more

Adrian Peterson remains the big-name fish swimming in the free agency pond. Those waters must be getting lonely. We've entered the dot-connecting phase of Peterson's free agency. This one leads us to Texas, where the running back has been working o... more

Chase Daniel is going back to the beginning. The 30-year-old quarterback signed with the New Orleans Saints, where he began his NFL career. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Daniel's contract is for one year. ESPN first reported the news.... more

As Teddy Bridgewater slowly works his way back from a gruesome knee injury, the questions remain whether he'll have an NFL career and if his future might be with a team other than the Minnesota Vikings. During Wednesday's NFC coaches breakfast at t... more

Andre Ellington will have a new position in 2017. Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said Wednesday at the Annual League Meeting that Ellington will be a wide receiver this season and would move to the wideout meeting room, per Darren Urban of th... more

Cross off one path in Malcolm Butler's Choose Your Own Adventure offseason. New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton said the team would not sign the New England Patriots corner to an offer sheet and give up the No. 11 pick. "Currently it's my... more

After DeMarco Murray carried a heavy load in 2016, it's a natural thought heading into 2017 that Derrick Henry would see a larger portion of snaps. Barring injury, that might not happen at the rate many expect. Speaking Tuesday at the Annual League... more

Would the Seattle Seahawks trade Richard Sherman, as the NFL rumor mill recently suggested? Speaking at the Annual League Meeting on Tuesday in Phoenix, general manager John Schneider didn't rule out a move. "I mean, we listen," Schneider said, v... more

Blocking field goals or extra points just became more difficult. NFL owners passed a rule to prohibit players from leaping over offensive linemen during kicks, the league announced Tuesday . It was one of the several rule changes owners approved vi... more

Do not look at the Buffalo Bills' wide receiver depth chart. Don't do it. I'm warning you. It'll ruin your day. Fine, if you really must know: Sammy Watkins. OK, OK. There are more players than the oft-injured Watkins in the Bills' receiving... more

Houston Texans general manager Rick Smith convinced the Cleveland Browns to take on his $72 million mistake for the cost of a second-round pick. The trade of Brock Osweiler surprised even Houston's owner. "It was a shocker to me," Bob McNair told t... more

If any Raiders fan wants to switch allegiances after the team's announcement it will move to Las Vegas, San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch would welcome you with open arms. "Part of me says, I think it's good for us," Lynch said Monday... more

Malcolm Butler's future remains in limbo, but if New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft gets his way, the star corner won't leave town. Speaking to reporters Monday from the NFL's Annual League Meeting in Phoenix, Kraft said there is no intention... more

The Raiders are headed to Las Vegas, but will remain in Oakland for at least the next two seasons. The team announced they plan to play in the Bay Area in 2017 and 2018, where they have the option to play at the Oakland Coliseum. Where the team wil... more

The Dallas Cowboys watched defenders stream out of the building this offseason. After losing four of its top six players from 2016 in the secondary, Cowboys VP Stephen Jones isn't fretting. "There is a little bit of method to the madness here," J... more

Bill O'Brien won't take the bait and pine for Tony Romo to join the Houston Texans. Speaking with NFL Network's Judy Battista, in an interview that will air Monday on Up To The Minute Live at 5 p.m. ET, from the Annual League Meeting in Phoenix,... more

The Carolina Panthers will pick up the fifth-year option on wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin, general manager Dave Gettleman told reporters Friday, per Max Henson of the team's official website . The no-brainer move will cost the Panthers about $8 mil... more

The Indianapolis Colts are shedding another of former GM Ryan Grigson's bust signings. The team announced it released defensive tackle Arthur Jones on Friday morning. Jones was scheduled for a $7.35 million cap hit in 2017. The move saves Indy $5... more

The Arizona Cardinals' defense has been pillaged this offseason. The team lost star defensive tackle Calais Campbell, safety Tony Jefferson, corner Marcus Cooper, linebacker Kevin Minter and safety D.J. Swearinger. Despite losing five starters in... more

The Carolina Panthers want running back Jonathan Stewart around beyond 2017. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Friday that Carolina extended Stewart's contract one year, meaning he's signed through 2018. The 30-year-old running back was s... more

The Los Angeles Chargers continue to do due diligence on young quarterbacks. The L.A. brass has reportedly met with Patrick Mahomes and Josh Dobbs ahead of the 2017 NFL Draft and will work out DeShone Kizer on Friday, per NFL Network Insider Ian... more

Kamar Aiken just wants a chance to compete for playing time. The new Indianapolis Colts receiver believes he wasn't afforded a fair shake as a member of the Baltimore Ravens "I don't feel like I had the opportunities," Aiken said after signing wi... more

During the NFL Scouting Combine, Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman noted he'd been speaking to the coaching staff about the type of running back they wanted to bring in . At the time Spielman's words suggested an end to Adrian Peterson'... more

Kiko Alonso got rewarded for a bounce-back 2016 season. The Dolphins announced they have given the linebacker a three-year contract extension, keeping Alonso under contract in Miami through 2020. The extension is worth $25 million, including $18.5... more

It turns out Cam Newton will undergo surgery after all. The Carolina Panthers quarterback will have surgery on March 30 to repair a partially torn rotator cuff suffered against the San Diego Chargers in Week 14, Max Henson of the team's official we... more

New Indianapolis general manager Chris Ballard continues to add solid depth in his rebuild of the Colts' roster. Ballard's latest acquisition is wide receiver Kamar Aiken, who signed a one-year deal with Indy on Tuesday, his representation announc... more

Eddie Lacy's weight has been a topic of conversation the past several seasons. The new Seattle Seahawks running back was listed at 235 pounds last season, but one report from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Bob McGinn on Tuesday stated Lacy weigh... more

The New Orleans Saints are making a push to acquire Malcolm Butler. Brett Martel of The Associated Press reports that the New England Patriots corner will visit the Saints on Thursday, according to coach Sean Payton. The Pats placed a first-roun... more

Injuries struck Julius Thomas almost immediately after he signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2015. Now that he's moved to Miami, the new Dolphins tight end believes those troubles are behind him. "I don't really have any handicaps, anything th... more

The Kansas City Chiefs are replacing beef on their defensive line. Defensive tackle Bennie Logan is signing a one-year contract, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday , according to a source involved in the move. The deal is for $8 milli... more

Le'Veon Bell underwent surgery after all. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported the Pittsburgh Steelers' running back had surgery Monday to fix a core muscle injury, according to a source informed of the procedure. The normal timeline for recov... more

Devonta Freeman is not trying to get out of Atlanta and understands a new contract will take time. The Falcons running back told ESPN's Vaughn McClure he won't ask for a trade. "This is coming out of my mouth: I definitely know I'm going to be... more

Dont'a Hightower remains the biggest fish in the free-agent pond, but don't expect the linebacker to change area codes. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that Hightower visited the New York Jets this weekend, spent time with the Tenn... more

Terrelle Pryor found a new home. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports the receiver signed a one-year deal with the Washington Redskins for $8 million. The 6-foot-4 receiver couldn't find the long-term, big-money contract, so, much like fellow... more

Tight end Jordan Cameron announced his retirement Friday after six NFL seasons. The 28-year-old suffered several concussions that derailed a once-promising career. "I started thinking about concussions too much," Cameron told ESPN about his reaso... more

Charles Johnson proved he has recruiting skills for Carolina . Julius Peppers is headed back to where his career started, signing a deal with the Panthers, his agent announced on Friday. Per NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, the contract is worth $... more

Kirk Cousins signed his franchise tag. Cousins' agent, Mike McCartney, announced the news Friday morning via Twitter. The Washington Redskins slapped the exclusive-rights franchise tender on the quarterback, worth $23.94 million. The exclusive na... more

It's happening. Smokin' Jay Cutler hasn't been free 24 hours and he's already heavily linked to the New York Jets. (Tabloid headline writers short-circuit their electronic device drooling.) After being released by the Chicago Bears on Thursday,... more

The Philadelphia Eagles snagged the biggest receiver in the free-agency pond. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports Alshon Jeffery is signing with the Eagles on a one-year contract for $14 million. Philadelphia later officially announced the mov... more

The Detroit Lions are parting ways with DeAndre Levy. Detroit released its star linebacker on Thursday, the team announced shortly after the start of the new league year. At last week's NFL Scouting Combine, Lions general manager Bob Quinn said h... more

The Jay Cutler era in Chicago is over. The Bears released the enigmatic quarterback following the start of the league year on Thursday. Chicago attempted to trade Cutler, to no avail. "I appreciate Jay's professionalism throughout the process and... more

The Denver Broncos made upgrading the offensive line a priority this offseason. At the opening of free agency they will add a key piece. NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported Thursday the Broncos are set to sign ex-Cowboys guard Ronald Leary to a... more