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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.


August

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

Torrey Smith quickly found a home. Days after being cut by the San Francisco 49ers, the receiver landed a three-year deal, worth $15 million to head to Philadelphia, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday. The Eagles later confirmed the... more

Connor Barwin's stint with the Philadelphia Eagles is over. The team released the veteran defensive end on Thursday morning, hours before the start of NFL free agency. The move saves Philly $7.75 million in salary-cap space, per OverTheCap.com.... more

The Los Angeles Rams found a solution to their left tackle problem. The Rams have the framework for a deal in place with veteran Andrew Whitworth, the offensive tackle's agent announced on Thursday morning. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport report... more

The Green Bay Packers did what the Green Bay Packers do: locked up one of their own key free agents. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports the Packers have signed the pass rusher to a five-year deal worth $60 million, per a source informed of th... more

Brandon Marshall is perfectly fine playing second-fiddle to Odell Beckham Jr. in New York. Speaking on NFL Network's Good Morning Football on Thursday, the new Giants receiver said while he still believes he's "elite," he has always liked having... more

Brandon LaFell won't be changing addresses in 2017. The impending free-agent receiver has signed a two-year contract with the Cincinnati Bengals, the team announced Thursday. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported the contract is worth up to $10... more

The Jacksonville Jaguars are importing aid to their secondary. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports that, barring a change of heart, safety Barry Church is expected to land with the Jags on a four-year contract worth more than $6 million per se... more

The Miami Dolphins paid a sizable price to hang onto one of their own pass rushers. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday that Miami is bringing back Andre Branch on a three-year, $27 million contract. The $9 million-per-year average... more

The Arizona Cardinals are taking care of business with one of their defensive standouts. The Cardinals finalized a five-year contract extension with Chandler Jones on Friday, the team announced. The deal pays out $82.5 million with $53 million in... more

Charles Johnson re-upped with the Carolina Panthers on a team-friendly deal . Now he will start recruiting another pass-rushing buddy. The veteran defensive end said he hopes to convince Julius Peppers to return to Carolina to finish out his career... more

Jermaine Gresham isn't leaving the desert. The Arizona Cardinals announced Tuesday that they reached an agreement on a four-year contract with the impending free-agent tight end. Cardinals announced the four-year deal for TE Jermaine Gresham. Sou... more

The San Francisco 49ers are retooling their roster by jettisoning one big free-agent acquisition after two seasons. The 49ers announced Tuesday they have released with receiver Torrey Smith. NFL Network analyst Steve Smith Sr. first reported the... more

Much like a middle school dance, NFL teams and potential free agents are lined up on opposite sides of the proverbial dimly lit gym. Both sides can now start making eyes at one another and begin pairing off for when the dancing begins. The two-day... more

It's not a good year to need offensive tackles. Many teams need offensive tackles. The toxic potion of scarcity will allow the few solid veterans heading to the open market to hit the jackpot. When it comes to the right tackle market it appears... more

Los Angeles Rams cornerback Trumaine Johnson wasted little time signing his franchise tag. Good Morning Football's Peter Schrager reported Monday that the corner signed his $16.7 million tender. The Rams and Johnson have until July 15 to strike... more

The Buffalo Bills released five players ahead of free agency. The team announced it cut kicker Dan Carpenter, corner Nickell Robey-Coleman, safety Phillip Thomas, tight end Gerald Christian and long snapper Garrison Sanborn. The moves save the Bi... more

The Jacksonville Jaguars cut ties with another 2015 free-agent signee. The team announced Monday they released cornerback Davon House ahead of Thursday's free agent period. The Jaguars signed the former Green Bay Packers corner to a four-year, $2... more

Chad Greenway is ending his 11-year NFL career. The Minnesota Vikings announced Monday that the linebacker would announce his retirement at a press conference on Tuesday. The news conference will take place at noon ET. Greenway played his entire... more

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers locked down a pass rusher ahead of free agency. Defensive end William Gholston signed a five-year contract extension with the team Monday, the Buccaneers announced. The deal is worth $27.5 million in base value and includes... more

Julius Peppers won't hang up his cleats. The veteran pass rusher was unsure if he'd retire following the Green Bay Packers playoff exit. Time has clarified his decision to play a 16th season. Peppers' agent, Carl Carey, told ESPN the 37-year-old... more

The Atlanta Falcons have been clear that signing corner Desmond Trufant to a long-term contract is an offseason priority. Over the weekend during the NFL Scouting Combine, progress seems to have taken place. D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Lamar Miller wanted to be a workhorse back when he left Miami for Houston last offseason. He got his wish, toting the ball 93 times in the first four games of 2016. In hindsight, Texans coach Bill O'Brien said earlier this week from... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Chuck Pagano won the battle with Ryan Grigson. Now, he must win the war. Pagano managed to keep his job this season while Grigson was canned by owner Jim Irsay. If the Colts continue to falter, as they have the past two years, Pagan... more

John Lynch and Kyle Shanahan take over a 2-14 roster that has arguably the worst assembled talent in the NFL. The first-time GM isn't fretting. On Friday, Lynch told NFL Network's Good Morning Football that his staff doesn't have the stench of tha... more

Alshon Jeffery made the bold prediction in January that the Bears would win the Super Bowl next season. Perhaps he should have just said "I" will win a Super Bowl. The impending free agent receiver told ESPN's Josina Anderson on Thursday he's loo... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Ron Rivera wants the Carolina Panthers offense to be a different version of itself in 2017. Speaking Thursday at the NFL Scouting Combine, Rivera reiterated that he wanted quarterback Cam Newton to run less and limit the pounding of... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Los Angeles Rams are paying a hefty price to continue dating Trumaine Johnson, but an engagement ring doesn't sound like it's coming soon. The team used the franchise tag on him again, keeping him in L.A. at roughly $16.7 millio... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Jack Del Rio, fresh off signing a new contract with the Oakland Raiders, was asked Thursday morning at the NFL Scouting Combine what he learned from the 2016 season. "Don't lose your quarterback," he said laughing. The Raiders... more

Darrelle Revis' stint with the New York Jets came to an end because his play fell off a cliff, not due to his recent arrest. Jets coach Todd Bowles told beat reporters Thursday morning that Revis' arrest had nothing to do with the decision to relea... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Jamaal Charles needs a new home. The Philadelphia Eagles want to add depth to the running back position. Given the tailback's familiarity with Doug Pederson, the match makes almost too much sense. The Eagles coach said Wednesday fro... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Eddie Lacy said the Packers have been "very vocal " about bringing him back. On Wednesday at the NFL Scouting Combine,†Green Bay coach Mike McCarthy put a voice to that sentiment. "We'd love to have Eddie back," McCarthy said. "Ed... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Vikings haven't closed the door on the Adrian Peterson-era, but it's barely ajar. After the team announced Tuesday they would not pick up the running back's $18 million option, general manager Rick Spielman reiterated... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers don't have to make a decision on Doug Martin yet, so they won't. Speaking at the NFL Scouting Combine†on Wednesday, Bucs general manager Jason Licht and coach Dirk Koetter passed on making any decision about... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Vance Joseph is standing up for his offense. The new Denver Broncos coach said Wednesday at the NFL Scouting Combine that last season's offense led by young quarterbacks Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch was better than the national... more

February

The Pittsburgh Steelers ensured Le'Veon Bell isn't hitting the free-agent market. The team placed the exclusive franchise tag on the dual-threat running back on Monday, per NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. The exclusive tag means he cannot negotia... more

Dwight Freeney isn't ready to hang up his cleats yet. The 37-year-old pass rusher wants to play a 16th season in 2017, USA Today's Tom Pelissero reported Monday . Freeney said after the Super Bowl loss, he was unsure about whether he would contin... more

Rob Gronkowski wants to see teammate and fellow tight end Martellus Bennett get paid. "I'm hoping that he breaks the bank," Gronkowski said over the weekend, via ESPN.com . "Whenever you see a tight end break the bank, it's good for the industry; i... more

Adrian Peterson's future in Minnesota is up in the air, but All Day's dad would like the running back to remain with the Vikings. "Finishing your career in one place (has value)," Nelson Peterson said, via ESPN.com . "I look at how Arizona treated... more

There isn't a lot about Ezekiel Elliott's game with which to complain. The Dallas Cowboys' running back has the size, speed, power combination of a three-down workhorse, his blocking is impeccable and he can be dynamic in the passing game. A few Ha... more

Last year, Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry thought he'd sign a long-term deal. Instead, he played on the franchise tag. With the deadline for teams to use the tag approaching on Wednesday, Berry isn't holding his breath that he'll get the chan... more

The Chicago Bears won't play tag with Alshon Jeffery this year. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday morning the Bears aren't expected to franchise tag the wide receiver, per sources. Jeffery played under the tag in 2016, earning $14.... more

Josh Doctson is showing progress after missing almost the entire 2016 season due to an Achilles tendon injury. The Washington Redskins wide receiver posted videos of himself doing football drills on his Snapchat page, via the Washington Post's Mast... more

Rob Gronkowski underwent season-ending back surgery in December but says he'll be ready for the New England Patriots' title defense. The tight end told ESPN's Cari Champion he will "no doubt" be good to go for the 2017 season. Gronk's December... more

"What is dead may never die..." The Kansas City Chiefs announced Friday they signed running back C.J. Spiller. K.C. marks the fourth team for Spiller in the past five months. He did next to nothing for any of the previous three. After making t... more

The San Francisco 49ers owned one of the worst rosters in the NFL en route to a 2-14 season, in which they beat only the Los Angeles Rams twice. New general manager John Lynch doesn't see a team that is as bad as that record might indicate. "We'v... more

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have released a one-time free-agent catch. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported the Bucs are cutting corner Alterraun Verner on Thursday. The team later confirmed the move. The 28-year-old cornerback signed a four-ye... more

The Minnesota Vikings still don't have a timeline for Teddy Bridgewater's potential return. On Thursday, general manager Rick Spielman declined to say with 100 percent certainty the quarterback will ever play again. "Everybody's hoping," Spielman... more

Carson Wentz's blindside blocker won't change in 2017. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday that despite speculation the Philadelphia Eagles could move on from Jason Peters, he will be back with Philly in 2017. Peters is set to make... more

Mike Zimmer identified the crux of the Minnesota Vikings offensive problem in 2016: No running game. "We've got to run the football better than we did. I think that was part of the problem we had way too many negative-yardage runs," Zimmer said of... more

The New York Giants jettisoned running back Rashad Jennings early last week, ending his three-year run with the team. On NFL Network's Good Morning Football on Thursday, Jennings was asked if he could see the writing on the wall in the Big Apple.... more

During Super Bowl LI week, Le'Veon Bell said he was hoping to avoid groin surgery. It appears the Pittsburgh Steelers' running back accomplished that goal. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday that Bell is not expected to undergo sur... more

The Buffalo Bills' decision on Tyrod Taylor's future sits less than three weeks away. The Bills brass will have to choose whether to pick up the $27 million option bonus by March 11 or cut ties with the quarterback. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport... more

Philip Rivers spoke at the San Diego Hall of Champions dinner Tuesday night for the first time as the quarterback of the Los Angeles Chargers. At the dinner to honor teammate Nick Hardwick, an emotional Rivers said he was disappointed he couldn't b... more

The Carolina Panthers' offseason rebuild began Tuesday. The team announced it released fullback Mike Tolbert. The bowling-ball runner spent the last five seasons with the Panthers after four years with the San Diego Chargers. "I feel very fortuna... more

The Minnesota Vikings acquired Sam Bradford eight days before the 2016 season started. After sitting in Week 1 win, the 29-year-old started the final 15 games of the season. Bradford set career highs in yards (3,877), completions (395), threw 20 TDs... more

The Jacksonville Jaguars' offseason remake is in full-swing. The Jags notified Jared Odrick on Monday he will be released, the defensive lineman's agent, David Canter, announced on Twitter . The team confirmed the cut shortly after. Odrick signed... more

The Miami Dolphins are in the process of trading offensive tackle Branden Albert to the Jacksonville Jaguars. At this stage, however, tight end Julius Thomas won't be part of an initial deal. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that th... more

We've hit the portion of the NFL calendar in which players are prepping for free agency. Exhibit A: receiver Pierre Garcon. #YallHiring ? https://t.co/i1LKC8mfyk ‚?? Pierre Gar√ßon (@PierreGarcon) February 20, 2017 The 30-year-old wideout sp... more

Darren McFadden heads into free agency next month after missing most of the 2016 season. The running back told SiriusXM NFL Radio recently he believes the Dallas Cowboys might want to bring him back. "I kinda get the feel that they wouldn't mind... more

After his last general manager didn't get along with coach Chuck Pagano, Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay wants everyone to know everything is hunky-dory to start this offseason. Irsay tweeted Sunday that GM Chris Ballard and Pagano are "clicking... more

The Miami Dolphins will hand their left tackle job to 2016 first-round pick Laremy Tunsil. NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported Thursday that the Dolphins are finished with veteran Branden Albert and will look to trade the tackle before releasing h... more

New England Patriots wide receiver Michael Floyd pleaded guilty to extreme DUI on Thursday and was sentenced to jail, according to court documents obtained by NFL.com. Floyd originally faced seven charges stemming from his December 12 drunken drivi... more

New Los Angeles Chargers coach Anthony Lynn played six years in the NFL as a running back and carved out his coaching career by building ground-and-pound attacks. Now taking over his new team, Lynn likes his new sledgehammer, Melvin Gordon. "I've... more

Michael Thomas is a stud. The New Orleans Saints receiver spent his rookie season slicing up defensive backs to the tune of 92 receptions, 1,137 receiving yards and nine touchdowns. Those are all Saints franchise rookie records and the second-most... more

Derek Carr didn't get to finish out his MVP-caliber season after snapping his leg. Yet the quarterback's drastic improvement the past two seasons led to an offseason change at coordinator. With Todd Downing's work as QB coach earning him buzz aroun... more

The Tennessee Titans won't rush Marcus Mariota back to the practice field anytime soon. Speaking on WGFX-FM in Nashville on Wednesday, coach Mike Mularkey said the team is being "very cautious" with the star quarterback, who is recovering from a br... more

Ex-Atlanta Falcons receiver Roddy White believes he could have saved his former team from Kyle Shanahan's questionable play-calling that played a role in their 25-point collapse to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LI. "I'm glad I wasn't a par... more

Welcome to tagging season. Wednesday marks the first day NFL teams can designate the franchise or transition tag on players. The two-week window for teams to designate tags runs until March 1 at 4 p.m. EST . NFL Network's Gregg Rosenthal broke do... more

Arizona Cardinals receiver John Brown's sickle cell issue hampered his 2016 campaign, often keeping him off the practice field and limiting his snaps. On Tuesday, team president Michael Bidwill told KMVP-AM in Phoenix he believes the speedy receive... more

Tyler Lockett suffered a gruesome leg injury in Week 16, but the Seattle Seahawks receiver believes he'll come back even stronger in 2017. "Folks ask me about the surgery, and the surgery wasn't hard at all," Lockett told KIRO-AM's Gee Scott in a p... more

Jordan Reed would like a chance to run back the Washington Redskins' 2016 offense. The explosive tight end told SiriusXM NFL Radio the Redskins should prioritize bringing back their key components this offseason. Quarterback Kirk Cousins and receiv... more

Most general managers and coaches sit squarely in a vortex of meaningless words, spewing non-answers and droning on about nothingness. Their children, however, can speak the truth. Speaking with NFL Network's Michael Silver on Thursday after his... more

Janoris Jenkins shut down Dez Bryant in 2016. In two matchups, the man known as "Jackrabbit" helped hold the Cowboys' receiver to two catches for 18 total yards. Jenkins added a strip of Bryant on his only catch of the second meeting. Speaking last... more

A year ago, many New York Jets fans panicked at the thought of losing Ryan Fitzpatrick. Now, his two-year run with Gang Green will end with little more than head shakes. Fitzpatrick's contract voids Friday -- five days after the Super Bowl -- per t... more

On Thursday, Kansas City Chiefs general manager John Dorsey characterized contract talks with Eric Berry's representatives as "very positive conversations." The All-Pro safety's agent would like to toss some cold water on that optimism. Respondin... more

DeSean Jackson is set to become one of the biggest-name receivers to hit the free-agent market next month. While it's been reported that the Redskins plan to let Jackson walk, the speedy wideout would prefer to remain in D.C. "I do want to still be... more

Kyle Shanahan officially took over as head coach of the San Francisco 49ers, but during his introductory news conference Thursday he was peppered with questions about the Atlanta Falcons' Super Bowl LI loss. The ex-Falcons offensive coordinator sai... more

Blair Walsh could once again have the opportunity to win games for Seattle. The Seahawks announced Thursday they signed the ex-Minnesota Vikings kicker. Walsh missed four field goals and four extra points in 2016 before being cut in mid-November.... more

The Arizona Cardinals will have the band back together for another tour in 2017. Quarterback Carson Palmer confirmed Thursday he would return for his 15th NFL season. Once Larry Fitzgerald announced last week that he would return next season, it... more

Will Jamaal Charles be with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2017? The question was posed to general manager John Dorsey in his end-of-year press briefing. "He's working like the dickens to get himself ready for '17. We'll see what happens in March, but... more

The Indianapolis Colts began their offseason makeover under new general manager Chris Ballard on Thursday. The team announced it released linebacker D'Qwell Jackson. "D'Qwell is a consummate professional," coach Chuck Pagano said in a statement.... more

John Lynch's first big front office hire as general manager of the San Francisco 49ers was vice president of player personnel Adam Peters. The ex-Denver Broncos director of college scouting is highly regarded throughout the NFL. The hire of Peters... more

Welcome to the offseason. You know it's officially post-Super Bowl for the NFL not just because the proliferation of mock drafts escalated exponentially, but thanks to injured players sharing videos of their rehab processes on social media. The f... more

Now that we've hit the offseason, the biggest question of the coming spring will begin to ramp up: What will the Dallas Cowboys do with Tony Romo? During his weekly radio spot on KRLD-AM in Dallas, owner Jerry Jones said he still doesn't know how t... more

With the Super Bowl in the rear-view mirror, the remaining offensive coordinator dominoes are quickly falling. After the Atlanta Falcons tabbed Steve Sarkisian for their OC role Tuesday, the Los Angeles Rams named ex-Falcons quarterbacks coach Matt... more

The Philadelphia Eagles began their offseason purge. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported the Eagles released corner Leodis McKelvin, per a source informed of the decision. The team later confirmed the move. McKelvin signed a two-year, $6... more

Kyle Shanahan plans to run the San Francisco 49ers' offense himself. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday that Shanahan plans to coordinate the 49ers' offense. The Niners intend to hire quarterbacks coach Rich Scangarello and run-gam... more

The Green Bay Packers released cornerback Sam Shields on Wednesday, the team announced. The seven-year pro had one year remaining on his contract, signed in 2014. Shields, 29, suffered a concussion in Week 1. Coach Mike McCarthy said in his posts... more

The first big question for new San Francisco 49ers GM John Lynch and coach Kyle Shanahan to answer, as they attempt to re-establish a winning culture in the Bay Area, will be about the quarterback position. "We've already discussed it but we're goi... more

The New England Patriots are set to hit the offseason with more key players heading towards free agency than any other NFL team. The "Patriot Way" dictates not all will return in 2017, as other teams pilfer productive players by outbidding Bill... more

Tom Brady is getting pressure to hang up his jersey for good. No, not the pressure from other players who want a chance to win a Super Bowl. Instead, TB12 is getting leaned on by his own wife, Gisele Bundchen, to retire. "If it was up to my wife, s... more

The next seven months will offer a cornucopia of football news. The NFL Scouting Combine and free agency will fill your social media feeds. Prospects for the 2017 NFL Draft will be debated about, incessantly picked over with a three-pronged fork an... more

HOUSTON -- The Atlanta Falcons squandered a 25-point lead to Tom Brady and the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LI. After holding the Pats to three first-half points, Dan Quinn's defense surrendered 31 in the second half and overtime. Rookie... more

HOUSTON -- Matt Ryan danced out of the pocket, gliding right as he released an arching pass toward Julio Jones. The superstar receiver acrobatically snatched the ball over defensive back Eric Rowe and tiptoed the sideline. It could have been the... more

HOUSTON -- The explosive offenses of the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots will play Super Bowl LI on an indoor track. The NFL announced the retractable roof at NRG Stadium will remain closed. It's currently mostly cloudy and 75 degrees in... more

HOUSTON -- If you didn't know Joey Bosa would win the Defensive Rookie of the Year Award at NFL Honors on Saturday night, you weren't paying attention this season. The game-wrecking defensive end compiled 10.5 sacks in just 12 games played. Bosa's... more

HOUSTON -- The NFL's effort to strive for a safer game continued Saturday with the league's second annual "1st and Future " event at the Texas Medical Center Innovation Institute (TMCx). "We think technology is our friend," Commissioner Roger Goode... more

Eric Berry wants to stay in Kansas City . The Chiefs want Eric Berry to stay in Kansas City . But the All-Pro safety doesn't want to play on the franchise tag again. Speaking Thursday on NFL Network's Super Bowl Live , Berry definitively rejected t... more

The Carolina Panthers aren't about to let Kawann Short hit the open market. Coach Ron Rivera told ESPN on Thursday the Panthers will "probably have to tag" the free agent to be. The decision to tag Short won't come as a surprise. The 2015 All-Pr... more

The first surprise injury of Super Bowl week is nothing for New England Patriots fans to fret over. Defensive tackle Alan Branch was added to the injury report Wednesday, listed as "limited" with a toe injury. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport rep... more

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell hasn't visited Gillette Stadium since the NFL punished Tom Brady for Deflategate. While many -- especially those in the Boston-area -- believe Goodell is dodging New England, the commissioner said Wednesday he's not avo... more

Julio Jones isn't worried about his lingering toe issue bothering him in Super Bowl LI. The Atlanta Falcons receiver was limited on Monday but said Wednesday he's feeling better. "We're going to ramp up practice. We're not going to make (practice... more

Le'Veon Bell missed most of the Pittsburgh Steelers' loss to the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship game due to a groin injury. The running back told NFL Network's Good Morning Football on Wednesday he's still in the process of determining... more

Sometimes there are simple answers to simple questions. During Wednesday's media session, Atlanta Falcons receiver Julio Jones was asked a plain question: Do you think anyone in the NFL can cover you one-on-one? The All-Pro receiver offered a... more

Kyle Van Noy went from perennial doormat to consistent champion with an October trade from the Detroit Lions to the New England Patriots. While Van Noy was emotional after the Lions gave up on him, now that he's at the Super Bowl, the linebacker is... more

January

Matt Millen made the leap from the broadcast booth to Detroit Lions' front office executive 16 years ago. The results were a flaming disaster, culminating in the only 0-16 season in NFL history. With the San Francisco 49ers announcing John Lynch is... more

The San Francisco 49ers are attempting to take a different path to turn around their crumbling franchise. After announcing former 15-year NFL safety and FOX analyst John Lynch would become the next GM, CEO Jed York discussed the seemingly left-fiel... more

To steal a line from Herm Edwards: You play to win the game . Even in a meaningless Pro Bowl game, the competitive spirit of some players can't be squashed. Kirk Cousins threw a late interception off the hands of tight end Jimmy Graham, as the NF... more

The New York Jets found their new offensive coordinator. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Sunday that Gang Green will hire John Morton as their new OC, per a source informed of the team's thinking. ESPN first reported the news. Chan Ga... more

Trumaine Johnson played 2016 under the franchise tag. Now the Los Angeles Rams are stuck with another quandary in the secondary: How much do you pay the No. 1 corner in a mediocre secondary? In a Q&A with Gary Klein of the L.A. Times , Rams GM Les... more

As if you needed another example that we no longer live in your grandfather's NFL, a Dallas Cowboys star is defending a New York Giants star. Dez Bryant stood up for the criticism Odell Beckham Jr. received the past year. "Whenever something does... more

Melvin Gordon understands San Diego fans are hurt by the Chargers' move to Los Angeles, but hopes time can heal those wounds. "I don't think we're going to lose everyone in San Diego," Gordon told ESPN's James Walker on Friday . "I really don't thi... more

Earlier this month, Pete Carroll said Richard Sherman played through a "legit" MCL injury this season. However, the corner was never listed on the Seahawks' injury report with knee troubles. The lack of reporting on the injury could land Seattle in... more

LeSean McCoy approves the Buffalo Bills' decision to hire Sean McDermott as their new head coach. Appearing on NFL Network's Good Morning Football , the star running back noted that he'd spent two years with McDermott in Philadelphia (where the coa... more

Entering Super Bowl week, plenty of attention will be thrust on Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons' unstoppable offense. Offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan thinks it's ridiculous that some are discounting the Patriots' No. 1 scoring defense. "That... more

Tyreek Hill saw his usage surge at the end of the 2016 season. Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid wants it to take another leap in 2017. "He was averaging 35 plays a game (in 2016)," Reid told SiriusXM NFL Radio's Kirk Morrison and Alex Marvez on... more

Offseason injury news came early for the Buffalo Bills. The team announced on Thursday that backup offensive tackle Cyrus Kouandjio suffered a non-football injury to his hip after falling at his home. The 6-foot-7, 322-pound, 23-year-old underwent... more

Jadeveon Clowney underwent another knee surgery. The Houston Texans pass-rusher had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee after the season, NFL Network's James Palmer reported Thursday. The Houston Chronicle's John McClain first reported the news... more

The Green Bay Packers are making a change to the coaching staff. Coach Mike McCarthy said Thursday that associate head coach/offense Tom Clements will "move on to some other interests." Clements' contract is expiring. Clements spent the past 11... more

The Dallas Cowboys' magical season ran into the sublime play of Aaron Rodgers two weeks ago. After assessing the disappointing situation, Dez Bryant is already moving on from the playoff failure. "You can't do anything about it," Bryant said from t... more

Eric Berry doesn't want to leave Kansas City. The free-agent-to-be said he hopes to remain a Chief in 2017 and beyond. "I hope so," Berry said, via the Kansas City Star . "I think my agent had a conversation yesterday ... It's early." The Chief... more

A potential move to safety for Darrelle Revis seems like a logical transition and one the cornerback willingly discussed during his woeful 2016 campaign. New York Jets new defensive backs coach Dennard Wilson, officially hired a week ago, has no... more

Let's get our Julio Jones and Alex Mack injury updates out of the way for the week. Both the receiver and center will rest this week, coach Dan Quinn told WCGZ-FM in Atlanta on Wednesday. "We're going to rest two players this week, that's Alex Ma... more

Neither Drew Brees nor the New Orleans Saints are currently worried about the quarterback's contract situation. Speaking at Senior Bowl practice on Tuesday, general manager Mickey Loomis dismissed any concerns about Brees' contract, which expires a... more

For as much as we in the fantasy football generation focus on the glitzy positions, football still comes down to blocking and tackling. Lose in the trenches, and you'll lose your season. The Minnesota Vikings re-learned that lesson in 2016. On pa... more

Jerry Jones is now leading the charge for silencing talks about Tony Romo. Speaking to reporters while attending Senior Bowl practice in Mobile, Alabama, on Tuesday, the Dallas Cowboys owner shut down discussions about his high-priced backup... more

While Tom Brady, Drew Brees and many other aging quarterbacks insist they'll play several more years, Ben Roethlisberger is taking a different route when discussing his future. The 34-year-old spoke cryptically about retirement when asked by 93.7 T... more

Philadelphia Eagles GM Howie Roseman offered a mea culpa for his explanation earlier this month regarding his trade of Eric Rowe to the New England Patriots. After the previous reasoning that the trade was made in part because Philly didn't plan on... more

The Pittsburgh Steelers' young defenders led to the surge down the stretch of the season. Those same youngsters got torched by Tom Brady Sunday in Foxborough. When Ben Roethlisberger pondered after the game that the stage might have "too big " for... more

In their biggest game of the season, the Pittsburgh Steelers were forced to play most of the contest against the New England Patriots without one of their offensive stars. Running back Le'Veon Bell injured his left groin late in the first quarter... more

The Green Bay Packers got ran out of the building Sunday by the Atlanta Falcons, 44-21 . Despite the game shining a spotlight on a woeful, banged-up Packers defensive backfield and running game struggles, Aaron Rodgers said after the loss that the... more

Mason Crosby's record streak of 23-straight made field goals in the playoffs is over. The Green Bay Packers' kicker missed wide right on a 41-yard attempt in the first quarter of the NFC Championship game versus the Atlanta Falcons. The miss was... more

Regardless of how the final few weeks unfold, the New England Patriots will have a Jimmy G question to grapple with in the offseason. Jimmy Garoppolo is set to enter the final year of his rookie contract, making it the ideal time for Bill Belichick... more

The Washington Redskins stayed in-house to hire their new defensive coordinator. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo reported Sunday that the Redskins will promote outside linebackers coach Greg Manusky to defensive coordinator, per... more

Official injury reports ahead of Sunday's Championship games: Green Bay Packers : QUESTIONABLE: RB Christine Michael (back), WR Jordy Nelson (ribs, illness), WR Davante Adams (ankle), WR Geronimo Allison (hamstring), S Morgan Burnett (quadricep),... more

A bug is going around the Green Bay Packers' locker room ahead of Sunday's NFC Championship tilt versus the Atlanta Falcons. Aaron Rodgers said Friday he's under the weather. Jordy Nelson missed practice Friday also due to illness. "Rest, fluids,... more

Julio Jones will indeed be ready to rock Sunday at the Georgia Dome versus the Green Bay Packers. Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn said Friday that Jones looked good in his return to practice and will have no limitations on Sunday. Jones was limited... more

The Green Bay Packers will continue to hold out hope their banged-up receiver corps will get as healthy as possible heading into Sunday's NFC Championship versus the Atlanta Falcons. Coach Mike McCarthy said Friday that Jordy Nelson (ribs), Davant... more

The NFL locked down two of the four London games scheduled in 2017. Both games to be staged at Wembley Stadium were confirmed by NFL Vice President of Football Communications Michael Signora on Friday : The Baltimore Ravens vs. Jacksonville Jagua... more

The Buffalo Bills hired Rick Dennison as offensive coordinator on Thursday. The immediate question upon the news: What does this mean for Tyrod Taylor? NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Friday on Good Morning Football that it could be good... more

While the Pittsburgh Steelers' three "Bs" on offense swallow all the tv attention, it's been the defense that has been the catalyst for the current nine-game win streak. Over the past nine games Pittsburgh has allowed 16.6 points per game, 287.4 ya... more

Andrew Luck underwent surgery after all. Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay said Thursday morning that his quarterback is recovering from successful surgery to repair a lingering issue in his right shoulder from 2015. Irsay added that Luck would be... more

Did Joe Flacco's rehab from a 2015 knee injury cause his up-and-down 2016 season? "The recovery from what everybody else says that they are not back completely, did that mess with his mind? Did that mess with his timing, his accuracy?" Owner Steve... more

Marcus Mariota is on the mend three weeks after having a metal plate implanted on his broken fibula. Tennessee Titans coach Mike Mularkey told 102.5 The Game in Nashville on Wednesday that his starting quarterback was "doing great." "I spoke wit... more

Anthony Lynn's hire comes with some question marks about his pedigree as a first-time coach, but more than one player is pumped about the Los Angeles Chargers' new man in charge . "They say he is a running backs guru, so obviously I'm fired up!" be... more

Aaron Rodgers dropped one of the most ridiculous dimes you'll ever see to thwart the Dallas Cowboys' comeback Sunday. After safety Jeff Heath sacked the Green Bay Packers quarterback and an incomplete pass made it third-and-20 with 12 seconds remai... more

Midway through Championship Week, the Green Bay Packers are dealing with an ailing receiver corps. Davante Adams missed practice, while Jordy Nelson was a limited participant on Wednesday. Coach Mike McCarthy said during his pre-practice presser th... more

The Houston Texans will not hire a new offensive coordinator after parting ways with George Godsey, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday, per sources informed of the team's thinking. Coach Bill O'Brien, who took over the play-calling... more

The Pittsburgh Steelers face the daunting task of traveling to Foxborough on Sunday to take on Tom Brady and the New England Patriots for the right to represent the AFC in Super Bowl LI. "It's the championship game. You've got one game to get to th... more

Mike Vrabel is fast becoming a hot name in coaching circles. The Houston Texans made sure their linebackers coach wouldn't leave the building. The Texans will promote Vrabel to defensive coordinator, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednes... more

Sean McVay is no longer Kirk Cousins' coach, but he's becoming the quarterback's best cheerleader -- and tangentially a spokesman for leverage in future contract negotiations. The Los Angeles Rams' new coach gushed about his former quarterback, say... more

The Seattle Seahawks' offensive line proved to the team's weak link as they bowed out of the playoffs Saturday . The assumption heading into the offseason was coach Pete Carroll and general manager John Schneider would look to upgrade the blocking gr... more

Jason Witten finished his 14th NFL season with Sunday's 34-31 Divisional Round loss to the Green Bay Packers. Despite coming off the least-productive regular season since his rookie campaign, Witten hasn't contemplated hanging up his cleats. "I ha... more

Mason Crosby nailed two field goals over 50 yards in the final 98 seconds of Sunday's playoff tilt to give the Green Bay Packers the 34-31 win over the Dallas Cowboys. Crosby actually banged home three 50-plus yard attempts in that span, also hitt... more

After a last-second loss, every decision by the losing coach is open to being critiqued. The Dallas Cowboys' decision to spike the ball with 47 seconds remaining on the clock turned out to be a game-changer in the Green Bay Packers' 34-31 win . Not... more

Following Sunday night's win over the Kansas City Chiefs, the Pittsburgh Steelers implored each other to keep a low profile on social media ahead of the AFC Championship Game. The pleas were ironically caught and spread during Antonio Brown's Faceb... more

It wasn't pretty, but the New England Patriots found the gas pedal in the second half to race past the Houston Texans 34-16 at Gillette Stadium on Saturday night. The Patriots advanced to their sixth straight AFC Championship Game, setting an NFL re... more

Facing the NFL's most prolific offense in the Georgia Dome, Russell Wilson and the Seahawks needed to keep pace with Matt Ryan, Julio Jones and a cadre of Atlanta Falcons weapons. They failed. After a clinical opening drive to take a 7-0 lead, Atla... more

The Los Angeles Rams believe they've hired the next Jon Gruden. While introducing Sean McVay on Friday, Rams COO Kevin Demoff gushed about his new coach's excitement, intelligence and maturity. "... There are times when I close my eyes you hear J... more

Philip Rivers has mixed emotions about the Chargers move to Los Angeles. "I'm a little bit numb about it all. It hasn't really settled in," the quarterback told KLSD-AM in San Diego on Friday, a day after the Chargers announced they would move to L... more

The Carolina Panthers officially promoted Steve Wilks. The team announced Friday that the Carolina native will be the team's defensive coordinator, taking over for Sean McDermott, who became the Buffalo Bills' head coach this week. "We are not go... more

Steelers-Chiefs Texans-Patriots Seahawks-Falcons Packers-Cowboys Background The Cowboys are back in the playoff for the first time since 2014 -- before #DezCaughtIt was a thing. Dallas rolled through the 2016 regular season, plowi... more

The Green Bay Packers and Dallas Cowboys will meet in the postseason for the first time since the 2014 playoffs. It was a simpler time then. Back then no one had ever heard of #DezCaughtIt. There weren't incessant, circular arguments on the validit... more

After years in limbo, the Chargers are moving to Los Angeles. Players and staff were hit with the news late Wednesday, and the move became official on Thursday. Speaking with NFL Network's Alex Flanagan, guard Orlando Franklin, who has been in San... more

The Jacksonville Jaguars are back in Tom Coughlin's hands. Owner Shad Khan spoke glowingly about Thursday morning about his new executive vice president of football operations, noting that Coughlin will have power to "oversee" the entire roster.... more

The Seattle Seahawks aren't just worried about MVP candidate Matt Ryan and All-Pro receiver Julio Jones slinging it around the Georgia Dome on Saturday. Atlanta also boasts a potentially devastating backfield combination of Devonta Freeman and Tevin... more

The Week 6 meeting between the Green Bay Packers and Dallas Cowboys pitted the then-No. 1 ranked rushing defense versus Ezekiel Elliott. The rookie running back proved that ranking hallow, built by facing teams with piddling rushing attacks. Zeke gas... more

The Dallas Cowboys' defense faces the unenviable task of attempting to slow a white-hot Aaron Rodgers. Dallas stymied Rodgers early in a 30-16 Week 6 trouncing, but that was a different Green Bay Packers team and a different quarterback. Don't expe... more

Ezekiel Elliott had an eventful Wednesday morning on his way to work. The Dallas Cowboys rookie running back was involved in a minor, two-car crash at 7:05 a.m. CST in Frisco, Texas, Frisco Police Dept. spokesman Benito Valdez confirmed to NFL.com.... more

Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons moved the ball against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 6 when the Legion of Boom still had All-Pro safety Earl Thomas in the lineup. In Saturday's playoff tilt, Seattle won't have Thomas to help slow Julio Jones & Co.... more

Any list of potential 2017 salary cap casualties is likely to include Philadelphia Eagles pass rusher Connor Barwin. The 30-year-old has two years remaining on a six-year, $36 million contract signed in 2013. Barwin is set to count $8.35 million ag... more

Miami Dolphins quarterback Matt Moore missed just one play after getting obliterated by a hit by Steelers linebacker Bud Dupree in the first half of Sunday's lopsided 30-12 loss . The NFL has initiated a review of the concussion protocol after the... more

One day in the not-so-distant future, Matthew Stafford could become the highest-paid player in the NFL. The Detroit Lions quarterback enters the offseason with one year left on a five-year, $76.5 million contract signed in 2013. Stafford said Monda... more

No one is giving the Houston Texans much chance to win in Foxborough this week . Despite the perception that the New England Patriots will once again blow out Brock Osweiler and the Texans, Tom Brady knows he won't have a cakewalk against Romeo... more

The Miami Dolphins' season crashed and burned Sunday afternoon in Pittsburgh. The 30-12 pasting at the hands of the Steelers crushed Dolphins fans, but for a team that started 1-4 -- and was a missed Cleveland Browns field goal from 0-5 -- it's... more

Last year, Randall Cobb watched the end of the Green Bay Packers' playoff loss in an Arizona hospital after being forced from the game. He almost spent this season's playoff game sidelined as well. Cobb missed the previous two contests†with an ankl... more

Odell Beckham Jr. is the key to the New York Giants' offense. Without the superstar receiver, Big Blue would be sitting at home instead of facing the Packers in Green Bay Sunday afternoon. No one player can guard OBJ. The best a defense can do is g... more

Le'Veon Bell doesn't want to leave Pittsburgh . The Steelers aren't planning to let him go. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Sunday on NFL GameDay Morning that the Steelers will franchise tag Bell. The tag should be more than $12 millio... more

Doug Baldwin's official stat line in Saturday night's shellacking of the Detroit Lions: 11 receptions on 12 targets for 104 yards and a TD. In reality, he had only 11 targets. The touchdown catch he swiped from teammate Jermaine Kearse. "I feel... more

Connor Cook looked like a rookie quarterback making his first career start after getting few practices reps all season in the Oakland Raiders' 27-14 loss to the Houston Texans on Saturday. Cook appeared rattled by pressure, was off-target on many... more

Hopefully you aren't a fish sandwich enthusiast living in Pittsburgh this weekend. Primanti Bros., the iconic Pittsburgh chain famous for its sandwiches piled with French fries and coleslaw on top of different proteins, will not offer fish as a cho... more

Matt McGloin won't start, but he should be available versus the Houston Texans if another injury strikes the Oakland Raiders quarterback position. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Saturday morning that McGloin is expected to be the backup... more

The Pittsburgh Steelers enter the postseason on a seven-game win streak, but it's the Week 6 shellacking at the hands of the Miami Dolphins that still sticks in their craw. In the 30-15 loss, the Steelers' defense allowed Jay Ajayi to romp around t... more

The Oakland Raiders will start their first playoff game since 2002 with a third-string quarterback and backup left tackle. The Raiders ruled out starting left tackle Donald Penn for Saturday's showdown with the Houston Texans due to a knee injury.... more

Ryan Tannehill took a positive step forward on Friday. The Miami Dolphins quarterback returned to practice as a limited participant for the first time since sustaining a knee injury on Dec. 11. Coach Adam Gase told reporters that Tannehill "did s... more

As of this posting on Friday, the weather in Green Bay is -3 degrees. Yum. The temperature is supposed to get up to 7 degrees today. For Sunday's playoff tilt between the Packers and New York Giants, temperatures are estimated to be a balmy 14 de... more

Dolphins-Steelers Raiders-Texans Lions-Seahawks Giants-Packers The Backstory The Dolphins' Week 6 30-15 blasting of the Steelers in Miami signaled the breakout game for running back Jay Ajayi. The bulldozer plowed his way throu... more

Jay Ajayi is tired of hearing about the Pittsburgh Steelers' triplets, Ben Roethlisberger, Antonio Brown and Le'Veon Bell. The Miami Dolphins running back wants you to know his offense has playmakers, too. "We hear a lot of talk about the other tea... more

Steve Smith Sr. officially ended his NFL career, filing his paperwork on Friday. The letter to Commissioner Roger Goodell was classic Smith. The Ravens receiver noted he "will no longer be antagonizing defensive backs ." It's official my letter t... more

Tyrod Taylor is undergoing surgery. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday that Taylor is having surgery to fix a core muscle issue, per a source informed of the situation. The recovery period is estimated for six weeks. The Bills lat... more

Ryan Tannehill will not play Sunday versus the Pittsburgh Steelers. It comes as no surprise, but the Miami Dolphins quarterback won't be medically cleared to participate Sunday in the wild-card matchup, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported... more

With Steve Smith Sr. striding into retirement, the door is open for a No. 1 receiver to step into the spotlight in Baltimore. Ravens coach John Harbaugh hopes 23-year-old Breshad Perriman can morph into a go-to target entering his third season. "... more

The Seattle Seahawks' offensive struggles in 2016 have been two-fold: An inability to run the ball and a hobbled Russell Wilson for much of the season. Heading into Saturday night's playoff tilt versus the Detroit Lions, the quarterback believes hi... more

The Los Angeles Rams went 4-12 in 2016, including losing seven straight and 11 of their final 12 games after a 3-1 start that placed them tenuously atop the NFC West for a fleeting†moment. After jettisoning coach Jeff Fisher, the Rams are looking t... more

The Buffalo Bills haven't found an answer to the franchise quarterback question since Jim Kelly retired two decades ago. According†to the team icon, they are no closer to discovering one.† Kelly doesn't believe Tyrod Taylor has shown enough to take... more

San Francisco 49ers owner and CEO Jed York faced a feisty Bay Area media Monday after firing coach Chip Kelly and general manager Trent Baalke . With the Niners set to hire their fourth coach in four years, York was asked what makes him qualified t... more

Gary Kubiak retired Monday, sending John Elway into prep mode for another coaching search ahead of an offseason of uncertainty. One area the Denver Broncos Executive Vice President of Football Operations is not concerned about this season is his... more

With Matt McGloin injured , the Oakland Raiders are adding a quarterback. The Raiders have signed Garrett Gilbert to the practice squad, per Gilbert's agent Leigh Steinberg . If McGloin's shoulder injury doesn't improve, Gilbert could be elevated... more

Denver Broncos coach Gary Kubiak announced his retirement from coaching Monday, citing his health as the main factor in the decision. "As I told our team last night, this is an extremely difficult decision to step down as head coach. I love to work... more

The Washington Redskins entered Sunday with a win-and-in scenario on their plate. Instead of destroying a New York Giants squad with nothing to play for, the Redskins laid an egg in one of its worst games of the season. Washington got down double d... more

The San Francisco 49ers are set to enter 2017 with their fourth head coach in four seasons after firing Chip Kelly and general manager Trent Baalke. The full-house cleaning comes as owner Jed York decided to sweep all the remnants of the previous r... more

The Denver Broncos (9-7) jumped out to an early lead and clamped down on the Oakland Raiders (12-4) backup quarterbacks in a 24-6 win to end the season. Here is what you need to know: 1. Oakland's loss coupled with a Kansas City Chiefs win sinks... more

The Oakland Raiders lost another quarterback to injury. Backup Matt McGloin exited Sunday's tilt versus the Denver Broncos in the second quarter with a shoulder injury. He did not return as the Raiders fell to Denver 24-6. NFL Network Insider Ian... more

The New York Jets won't make another systemic organizational shift. A team official announced Sunday that both coach Todd Bowles and general manager Mike Maccagnan would be back for the 2017 season. The announcement came following the 30-10 win... more

Zach Ertz exploded for 139 yards and two touchdowns in the season finale as the Philadelphia Eagles (7-9) bested the Dallas Cowboys (13-3) 27-13 . Here is what you need to know. 1. Tony Romo looked great in his first regular-season action in more... more

In his first regular-season action in more than a year, Tony Romo ripped passes and diced up the Philadelphia Eagles secondary for a touchdown on his only drive of the year. Romo took over for Dak Prescott in the second quarter of Sunday's loss to... more

December

Everything you need to know as kickoff approaches... Key game-time decisions All players questionable unless noted Green Bay Packers: WR Randall Cobb (ankle), LB Jayrone Elliott (hand), CB Damarious Randall (shoulder), LB Joe Thomas (back), C... more

Melvin Gordon wants to play, but he'll have to wait until the 2017 season kicks off. Despite the San Diego Chargers' running back practicing Thursday while wearing a full knee brace, the team ruled him out for Sunday's season finale against the Chi... more

Travis Kelce has always been good with the ball in his hands. Now, the premier run-after-catch tight end in the NFL has upgraded his game. Last week against Denver, Kelce set the Chiefs' record for receiving yards in a game by a tight end with 160.... more

Le'Veon Bell doesn't want to leave Pittsburgh. In the final year of his rookie deal, the running back has no designs on looking for a new home. "Obviously, I want to be a Pittsburgh Steeler so obviously we're going to try to do everything it take... more

Marvin Lewis isn't going anywhere. "I'll be back in 2017 ," the Bengals coach told SiriusXM NFL Radio, silencing rumors he might retire. Lewis is closing out his first losing season since 2010 and will miss the playoffs for the first time in five... more

Cameron Wake had never made the playoffs. The 34-year-old had never even had a winning season in seven previous years with the Miami Dolphins. Yet, Wake isn't celebrating a 10-5 record that secured his first postseason action. "There were games tha... more

The Denver Broncos will employ a two-quarterback system Sunday versus the Oakland Raiders. Coach Gary Kubiak said Trevor Siemian would start the season finale, but Paxton Lynch will also get playing time. "I want him to get the Kansas City taste... more

Doug Martin has been suspended four games for violating the NFL's drug policy. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers' running back announced the suspension in a statement on Wednesday. Martin said he plans to enter a treatment facility. NFL Network Insider Ia... more

One more time for 89. Steve Smith told reporters that Sunday's tilt versus the Cincinnati Bengals will probably be his last NFL game. The Baltimore Ravens receiver said he's "89 percent sure" what he's going to do after the season. Smith said his... more

If Matt McGloin leads the Oakland Raiders to the Super Bowl, don't expect Derek Carr to take back the reins in Houston. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday that Carr is considered an extreme long shot to return for Super Bowl LI.... more

The Miami Dolphins lost another starting safety to a season-ending injury. The team announced Wednesday it placed Isa Abdul-Quddus on injured reserve after he suffered a neck injury in Saturday's win over the Buffalo Bills. Abdul-Quddus started 1... more

To rest or not to rest, that is the question. Locked into the No. 5 seed in the NFC, the New York Giants have little but rivalry and pride to play for Sunday against the Washington Redskins. In those situations, many teams rest key starters. It... more

Julio Jones didn't push his injured toe in Saturday's game versus the Panthers. The Atlanta Falcons didn't need him to, handling Carolina 33-16. The receiver was mindful of bigger games coming up on the schedule. "I was good throughout the whole ga... more

The San Francisco 49ers lost another starter for the remainder of the regular season. Running back Carlos Hyde suffered a serious MCL sprain that will knock him out of the Week 17 tilt versus the Seattle Seahawks, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport... more

The Pittsburgh Steelers overcame a double-digit deficit, a blown fourth-quarter lead, two interceptions, missed tackles, two kickoffs out of bounds and a stagnant first-half offense to beat the Baltimore Ravens 31-27 and take the AFC North title.... more

The 2016 Kansas City Chiefs and the story of the Big Man TD. When Andy Reid gets a chance to take it to an AFC West rival, he does it with an exclamation point. Early in the season in a double-digit win over the Oakland Raiders, Reid called for a... more

With the AFC North title on the line, Antonio Brown reached the ball across the end zone with 0:09 remaining on the game clock, giving the Pittsburgh Steelers a 31-27 victory over rival Baltimore Ravens in what was THE game of the season. The win... more

The Detroit Lions will host the Green Bay Packers on Sunday night in Week 17 with the NFC North title on the line. The NFL announced Sunday the Packers-Lions tilt would be flexed to the final primetime slot of the regular season on January 1. The... more

Minnesota Vikings defensive backs went rogue in Saturday's loss to the Green Bay Packers. Coach Mike Zimmer planned for corner Xavier Rhodes to shadow Jordy Nelson the entire game. Instead, Vikings corners decided to each play their side of the fi... more

The Cleveland Browns avoided the ignominy of becoming the second team in NFL history to go 0-16. The 20-17 victory over the San Diego Chargers was the best Christmas present Browns fans could ask for. "You don't want to say it was our Super Bowl b... more

Doug Marrone to the rescue. With the interim coach at the helm, the Jaguars (3-12) earned their first win in Jacksonville in more than a year, pounding the Tennessee Titans (8-7) 38-17. Here is what you need to know: 1. A brutal day turned tragic... more

Marcus Mariota suffered a fractured fibula in the third quarter of Saturday's loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars, coach Mike Mularkey told reporters. He is out for the remainder of the season and will undergo surgery in the coming days .† The Tenness... more

After missing just one game, Michael Floyd will be back on the field. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports that the Patriots are expected to use Floyd as a reserve receiver today versus the New York Jets, per a source informed of the situation.... more

Everything you need to know as kickoff approaches... Key game-time decisions All players questionable unless noted Miami Dolphins: CB Byron Maxwell (ankle), LB Jelani Jenkins (knee) -- DOUBTFUL; LB Kiko Alonso (hamstring/hand), CB Bobby McCain... more

In the Bills' Week 7 loss to the Miami Dolphins, running back Jay Ajayi torched Rex Ryan's defense for 214 yards and a touchdown on 28 carries. It was Ajayi's second straight 200-yard game. "It was real tough to watch, but you've got to give that... more

The gloves Davante Adams wore in Sunday's win over the Bears won't be up for grabs on the NFL Auction website . "I shredded those things since they didn't do their job," Adams said, via ESPN.com . "That's what it was. It wasn't me; it was the glove... more

The last time the Carolina Panthers faced the Atlanta Falcons, Matt Ryan's crew destroyed defensive coordinator Sean McDermott's unit for 571 yards. In that Week 4 matchup, Julio Jones clowned a young Panthers secondary for 300 receiving yards and... more

Randy Gregory is out of the frying pan and into the fire. The Dallas Cowboys pass rusher was reinstated by Commissioner Roger Goodell on Monday after being suspended for the first 14 games of the season for violating the NFL's substance-abuse polic... more

The Sean Mannion Show, coming soon to Los Angeles. The Rams' third-string quarterback might get a†promotion before the†end of the year. Case Keenum has been the backup since rookie Jared Goff was promoted to starter, but interim head coach John F... more

Derek Carr's injured pinky didn't keep the Oakland Raiders out of the playoffs and hasn't hindered his passing ability, but it's become a problem in the red zone. Since dislocating his pinky finger, Carr has taken snaps exclusively from the shotgu... more

The Washington Redskins entered Monday night controlling their path to the playoffs. They laid an egg. "We were flat out-coached," coach Jay Gruden said after the 26-15 loss to the Carolina Panthers, via ESPN.com . "There's no question about that.... more

Texans coach Bill O'Brien told reporters Monday that Tom Savage will be the team's starting quarterback for Saturday's Week 16 battle against the Bengals. "Feel like Tom Savage gives us the best chance to win," O'Brien said. "... There's a lot for... more

Doug Marrone is back in the big chair. The Jacksonville Jaguars announced Monday that Marrone, the assistant head coach-offense/offensive line coach, would take over as the interim head coach. The Jags (2-12) fired Gus Bradley (14-48 career record... more

Jerry Jones wanted the league to fine Ezekiel Elliott for leaping into a Salvation Army Red Kettle . Zeke was flagged for the celebration. The attention for the Salvation Army was worth the penalty for the owner. "I think the Salvation Army shoul... more

Andy Reid admitted after Sunday's loss that his timeout in an attempt to ice Tennessee Titans kicker Ryan Succop "backfired." According to Succop the timeout made the difference. After coming up short on an attempt that didn't count, the ex-Chiefs... more

Aaron Rodgers' heroics once again won the day for the Green Bay Packers in a 30-27 victory, but it was Ty Montgomery's running that will leave a lasting impression. The converted receiver dominated for long stretches Sunday, gashing the Chicago Bea... more

The Ravens avoided a disastrous collapse that would have crippled their playoff chances when Carson Wentz's two-point try to Jordan Matthews fell incomplete, sealing Baltimore's 27-26 win . It should have never come down to that. Leading by 10 po... more

Houston Texans owner Bob McNair backed Brock Osweiler as long as he could. The high-priced quarterback's ineptitude finally led to a quarterback change, with coach Bill O'Brien yanking Osweiler in favor of third-year pro Tom Savage, who led Houston... more

Aaron Rodgers dropped a bomb to Jordy Nelson with time ticking down in the fourth quarter to set up the Green Bay Packers' (8-6) game-winning field goal in a 30-27 victory over the Chicago Bears (3-11): Here is what you need to know: 1. Rodgers'... more

Everything you need to know as kickoff approaches... Key game-time decisions All players questionable unless noted Green Bay Packers: QB Aaron Rodgers (calf), WR Randall Cobb (ankle), LB Kyler Fackrell (hamstring), LB Blake Martinez (knee), RB... more

Never doubt Adrian Peterson's ability to bounce back quicker than normal humans. The Minnesota Vikings running back told Dash Radio on Friday that he intends to play this week against the Indianapolis Colts. "Being out there confirmed I'm ready t... more

DeMarco Murray is back on the NFL map in a big way in 2016 after a dreadful 2015, but the Tennessee Titans running back doesn't want his rejuvenation to be considered a comeback. Murray won Offensive Player of the Year in 2014 as the NFL's leading... more

The least-discussed turnaround of the 2016 NFL season is taking place in Tampa Bay. The Buccaneers' surge towards the postseason has taken a backseat to other storylines partially because it's been spurred not by the star quarterback but a lock-dow... more

The Arizona Cardinals might be in the midst of a disappointing season, but David Johnson put his stamp on 2016 as the engine that moves Bruce Arians' offense. The powering runner ranks third in the NFL with 1,085 rushing yards and leads running bac... more

Matthew Stafford and the Detroit Lions haven't played a game outdoors since a Week 4 loss to the Chicago Bears, the worst game of the quarterback's year.† Sunday the Lions head to New Jersey for their first game outside since Oct. 2. Stafford will... more

Marcus Mariota grew up in Hawaii, played his college football in Oregon and is currently employed professionally by a team residing in Nashville, Tennessee. None of those places are known for having tundra. The Titans quarterback admitted that Sund... more

Aaron Rodgers might†take a few days off of practice to rest his injured calf, but he won't be missing the Green Bay Packers' rivalry game versus the Chicago Bears. "It'll be about pain management on Sunday, but the good thing is I'll be out there,... more

The Miami Dolphins' running game has sputtered since Thanksgiving. Jay Ajayi has gained less than 80 yards per game in each of his past five contests, with fewer than 3.0 yards per carry in two of the last three games. Dolphins coach Adam Gase sa... more

Aaron Rodgers will miss practice time while nursing a calf injury. Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy said his quarterback will be with the rehab group on Wednesday and probably Thursday. Rodgers sat out the end of the Packers' blowout win ove... more

Andrew Luck is back on the injury report. The Indianapolis Colts' quarterback didn't practice Wednesday due to shoulder and elbow injuries. Last week, Luck was limited in each practice with a shoulder injury but was not on the final injury report... more

As expected, Julio Jones sat out practice on Wednesday. Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn noted that the All-Pro receiver's injury was a toe sprain, not turf toe, which is a positive in terms of recovery time. Jones missed last week's pounding of the... more

Adrian Peterson is officially back at practice for the Minnesota Vikings. The team announced Wednesday the running back was designated for return from injured reserve and will suit up for practice. Teams have one return designation per year and mus... more

The New York Giants have the fruitcake of NFL offenses -- it's far from great, only a select few enjoy it, but it somehow gets the job done. Eli Manning's play has been particularly abhorrent of late. Manning has thrown for 194 yards, 195 yards and... more

Michael Floyd's 2016 got exponentially worse. The Arizona Cardinals receiver was arrested on drunken driving charges early Monday morning, police confirmed to NFL.com. Coach Bruce Arians said Monday he's gathering as much info as he can on Floyd'... more

A.J. Green will take a step towards returning to game action. Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said Monday he expects the Pro Bowl receiver to practice on Wednesday. Lewis called Green's outlook "partly sunny," per the Cincinnati Enquirer . Green has m... more

With three games remaining in the 2016 season, several NFL teams are turning toward evaluating for next year. Sunday's 26-23 loss to the Miami Dolphins dropped the Arizona Cardinals to 5-7-1 and all but wiped out any chance of squeaking into the... more

Jadeveon Clowney busted his status as an invisible former No. 1 overall pick. The pass-rusher came through with the first season-altering play of his career on Sunday, bowling over a feeble block attempt from tight end Dwayne Allen for a strip-sack o... more

The Seattle Seahawks got walloped on the road in a 38-10 loss to the Green Bay Packers. Despite turning the ball over six times and allowing Aaron Rodgers to toss the pigskin all over the yard, Richard Sherman and the Seahawks aren't panicking. Ins... more

Could Tyrod Taylor lose his starting job before the New Years Eve Ball drops? The Buffalo Bills lost their seventh game of the season, in a snow-filled 27-20 thumping at the hands of Le'Veon Bell and the Pittsburgh Steelers. It was a game that was... more

The Los Angeles Rams' anemic offense continued its season-long Pop Warner-level standard in Sunday's 42-14 loss to the Atlanta Falcons, turning the ball over five times and totaling just 312 yards. "We looked like a middle school offense out there... more

Matthew Stafford suffered a hand injury that could affect the rest of his 2016 season. The Detroit Lions quarterback badly dislocated the middle finger on his throwing hand Sunday, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a source informed of... more

Chris Harris Jr. avoided a major injury after taking a low blow from Titans receiver Harry Douglas in Denver's 13-10 loss to Tennessee. After the hit, Harris' teammate Aqib Talib went after Douglas, starting a brouhaha . Following the game, Harris... more

The Miami Dolphins' playoff hopes took a serious hit Sunday. The Dolphins believe quarterback Ryan Tannehill tore his ACL during the third quarter of Sunday's 26-23 victory over the Arizona Cardinals and will miss the remainder of the season, two... more

Every Detroit Lions fan might suffer a heart attack before the 2016 season ends. Matthew Stafford's rushing touchdown with 3:17 remaining provided the Lions (9-4) an eighth four-quarter comeback win of the season, most in NFL history since at least 1... more

Week 14 Cheat Sheet December 09, 2016

Everything you need to know as kickoff approaches... Key game-time decisions All players questionable unless noted Atlanta Falcons: WR Julio Jones (toe), T Jake Matthews (knee), S Robenson Therezie (ankle) Jones will be a game-time decision... more

The 2016 Carolina Panthers fell from the highest rung in the NFC, crashing straight through the floor into the cellar of their division. This season was supposed to prop up Cam Newton and the Panthers as a contender with staying power. Instead, at... more

Will Larry Fitzgerald retire after 2016? Will he give us one more sensational season in 2017? When Fitzgerald will walk away is a mystery, but the All-Pro receiver gave us the parameters for the rest of his career: Before he catches Tony Gonzalez a... more

In anticipation of Sunday afternoon's clash with the Green Bay Packers in Wisconsin, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson must be listening to Dean Martin's "Let it Snow" on repeat. Wilson, who played one season at the University of Wisconsi... more

If a little of London is good, more must be better. The NFL announced Friday the league expanded the 2017 London series to four games. "We continue to be incredibly excited by the passion and love for the NFL shown by our millions of UK fans," N... more

Trevor Siemian took the next step in his return to game-action. As planned, the Denver Broncos quarterback practiced in limited fashion Thursday. The Broncos held a walkthrough on Wednesday in which Siemian participated. Thursday he took snaps as h... more

Is there any chance the Oakland Raiders equipment manager packed ice skates instead of spikes? According to NFL Network's Courtney Fallon, early on Thursday there was a layer of ice under the tarp covering Arrowhead Stadium ahead of tonight's tilt... more

The Atlanta Falcons locked down corner Robert Alford. The team announced the defensive back signed a four-year contract. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports the deal is worth $38 million, with $21 million guaranteed, per a source informed of t... more

After a 10-minute news conference, Tyrod Taylor had had enough. The Buffalo Bills quarterback walked away from the podium Wednesday with a dismissive "I'm done talking" after persistent questions about his recent play. The Bills own the NFL's No.... more

On the face of it, it seems odd to suggest an eight-year starting quarterback with a 5,000-yard season and bevy of other passing records could "break out." Yet there are few other words that would as deftly describe Matthew Stafford's 2016 season.... more

Houston Texans quarterback Brock Osweiler knows Sunday's tilt versus the Indianapolis Colts could determine which team makes the playoffs and which team sits on a couch all January. "This game Sunday afternoon in Indianapolis, this is the biggest... more

The Kansas City Chiefs will get their No. 1 receiver back on the field for Thursday's pivotal tilt versus the Oakland Raiders. Jeremy Maclin was a full participant in practice again Wednesday and was not listed on the Chiefs' injury report. The... more

At 6-6, two games back in the NFC North, the next few weeks will be pivotal for the Minnesota Vikings and star running back Adrian Peterson. Peterson has been running on the side during practice. He said Wednesday he feels good and can make cuts.... more

The Philadelphia Eagles' defensive deterioration has occurred for the second straight season. After a blistering start to the season and holding the high-flying Atlanta Falcons to 15 points in Week 10, Jim Schwartz's defense has gotten torched. Phi... more

If you are a key member of the Minnesota Vikings, keep your head on a swivel. You could be the next man to go down. Pro Bowl safety Harrison Smith was the latest to suffer an injury that could wipe out the rest of his season. Chris Tomasson of th... more

All season Ben Roethlisberger has searched for a second fiddle to Antonio Brown. First, it looked like Eli Rogers might be the guy. Then Sammie Coates flashed. Still, none could be that consistent downfield complement to Brown the Pittsburgh Steele... more

Trevor Siemian took his first step in returning to the field. The Denver Broncos quarterback was out of his walking boot this weekend, coach Gary Kubiak told reporters Monday. Kubiak hopes the starting quarterback can return this week after missi... more

Through the snow and the cold, Jordy Nelson put on a show Sunday. If you needed proof that Nelson has returned to dominant form following last year's ACL tear, check out Sunday's game. Nelson repeatedly beat tight coverage on short throws before a... more

Mike Zimmer is back. The Minnesota Vikings' coach has returned to his coaching duties on Monday. Zimmer missed last week's game against the Dallas Cowboys after undergoing surgery to repair a detached retina. The Vikings announced Zimmer is expec... more

Wake up, America! The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are streaking towards the playoffs. Jameis Winston, Mike Evans and the offense might get all the attention, but the Bucs' four-game win streak is all about the defensive turnaround. Since Week 10, the... more

Eric Berry wore the hero cape in Sunday's victory over the Atlanta Falcons, but his epic two-point interception for the win doesn't take place without some intestinal fortitude from his head coach. The Chiefs held a 20-16 lead on the first posses... more

There is no bigger disappointment in the NFL than Blake Bortles. The big-armed quarterback was supposed to lead the Jacksonville Jaguars' long-awaited turnaround. Instead, he's led them down a spiraling drain into another flushed season. In Sunda... more

Odell Beckham Jr. ranted about Sunday's officiating crew following the New York Giants' loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. The receiver was visibly frustrated at several points during the contest for not getting calls. After the game, OBJ noted that... more

Matthew Stafford kept the fourth-quarter heroics in his back pocket on Sunday as the Detroit Lions did not trail in the fourth quarter for the first time this season. Detroit (8-4) outplayed New Orleans (5-7) wire-to-wire in an impressive 28-13 road... more

The Oakland Raiders aren't counting on Aldon Smith's return this season. The pass rusher continues to wait to hear about his potential reinstatement after a one-year suspension for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse. NFL... more

Despite staring at another losing record this season, Jeff Fisher isn't going anywhere. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Sunday on GameDay Morning the Los Angeles Rams signed the head coach to a two-year extension through 2018. Per Rapo... more

Week 13 Cheat Sheet December 02, 2016

Everything you need to know as kickoff approaches... Key game-time decisions All players questionable unless noted Green Bay Packers: QB Aaron Rodgers (hamstring), LB Clay Matthews (shoulder), LB Blake Martinez (knee), LB Jake Ryan (ankle)... more

Aaron Rodgers is officially listed as questionable due to the hamstring injury he suffered in Monday's win. The Green Bay quarterback was a limited participant all week, but should play Sunday versus the Houston Texans, barring an unforeseen setbac... more

If not for a blocked extra point two weeks ago, the Denver Broncos could be in the midst of a three-game losing streak, staring up at the playoffs behind a flock of AFC squads. As it is, last week's loss to the Kansas City Chiefs underscored the need... more

The Dallas Cowboys' winning streak continued Thursday night against the Minnesota Vikings, but a Jason Witten franchise-record streak ended. The tight end did not catch a pass for the first time in 130 games. The last time Witten went without a cat... more

The New England Patriots were dealt a dose of brutal news Thursday: Rob Gronkowski's back injury was worse than originally thought. The tight end will undergo back surgery on Friday for a herniated disc and be out at least several weeks, NFL Networ... more

Jay Cutler's season is officially over. The Chicago Bears quarterback will have surgery to repair a torn labrum in his throwing shoulder on Saturday and will be placed on injured reserve, coach John Fox announced Thursday. The news comes as no... more

Davante Adams spent 2015 living out a nightmare. His horror show came in the form of running in quick sand and dropping seemingly everything tossed his way. The Green Bay Packers receiver awoke from the torment in 2016. With ankle troubles behind h... more

Jeff Fisher knows your bits. The Los Angeles Rams' coach has heard the "7-9 bull----" jokes the social-media herd churns out with euphoric delight at his team's expense. Now that the Rams (4-7) would be lucky to get to that mediocre mark, Fisher wa... more

Jason Pierre-Paul's sack streak in the past fortnight sets the New York Giants pass rusher as the likely choice for Comeback Player of the Year. After eight average games last season while wearing a club, JPP is finally used to playing with his man... more

Philadelphia Eagles coach Doug Pederson benched receiver Nelson Agholor for Monday's loss to the Green Bay Packers so the young player could clear his head. Agholor said Wednesday he has learned a lesson from the demotion. "Some of the things that... more

November

Derek Carr is not discussing the pinky finger he dislocated in two places on Sunday. The Oakland Raiders quarterback, with his hands in the pocket of his hoodie during Wednesday's news conference, repeatedly replied "It's great, thanks for asking... more

Trevor Siemian is dealing with another injury. The Denver Broncos quarterback did not practice Wednesday due to a sprained foot, Broncos coach Gary Kubiak told reporters. Kubiak added Siemian is wearing a protective boot and that he is day-to-day.... more

Logan Thomas will get a shot to carve out an NFL career thanks to a position switch. The 6-foot-6, 250-pound Virginia Tech product was originally drafted as a quarterback by the Arizona Cardinals in 2014. He's now a tight end. The willingness to... more

The Indianapolis Colts (5-6) sit a game back in the AFC South with five to play. Colts players know to bypass the Tennessee Titans (6-6) and division-leading Houston Texans (6-5) they need a win streak. "We understand that we have to run the table,... more

With its offense stuck in the mud, the Kansas City Chiefs turned to rookie Tyreek Hill. The boogie-hopping playmaker answered the bell, scoring three touchdowns to propel the Chiefs to the 30-27 overtime win over the Denver Broncos. Hill's first... more

Mike Evans got the best of Richard Sherman early†before the Seattle Seahawks defense clamped down in the second half. Evans snagged two first-half touchdowns, including beating Sherman for his second score. The Seahawks' corner lobbied for offensiv... more

Khalil Mack is on the warpath. The Oakland Raiders' destructive edge rusher dominated the Carolina Panthers offensive line in Sunday's 35-32 win. "He's in a class of his own," Derek Carr said, via CSN Bay Area . "I'm not saying he's better than... more

Sean Payton brushed aside questions about whether Sunday's 49-21 shellacking of the Los Angeles Rams meant more coming against his former defensive coordinator, Gregg Williams. Saints players weren't fooled. They saw Payton fist-pumping with extra... more

Chalk up another win up for John Harbaugh's situational football acumen. With the Baltimore Ravens clinging to a seven-point lead with 11 seconds to play, the Ravens wound down the rest of the clock on a game-ending safety by punter Sam Koch to sea... more

Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Alterraun Verner got emotional after a first-half interception. Verner's father passed away Friday. Sunday he picked off Russell Wilson. A parade of Bucs teammates came to congratulate the clearly emotional corner.... more

Gregg Williams returned to the Superdome on Sunday and the New Orleans Saints (5-6) took it to their former defensive coordinator, racking up 555 total yards in a 49-21 win over the Los Angeles Rams (4-7). Here is what you need to know: 1. Drew B... more

The Rams' patience has worn out for left tackle Greg Robinson. The No. 2 overall pick of the 2014 draft was a healthy scratch Sunday versus the New Orleans Saints. Rodger Saffold started in Robinson's place on Jared Goff's blindside. The benchin... more

Sammy Watkins could return to the playing field for the first time since Week 2. Watkins is listed as questionable after coming off injured reserve because of a foot injury. Rex Ryan was bullish on Watkins' availability, saying he thinks the rece... more

Everything you need to know as kickoff approaches... Key game-time decisions All players questionable unless noted New England Patriots: QB Tom Brady (knee), TE Rob Gronkowski (chest), TE Martellus Bennett (ankle, shoulder), WR Julian Edelman... more

The Minnesota Vikings attempted to papercut the Detroit Lions to death on Thanksgiving. In the end, the tiny gashes ended up as mere flesh wounds. Sam Bradford completed 31 of 37 passes, but compiled just 224 yards passing and earned a season-low... more

Anyone questioning Jordan Reed's toughness the next time the Washington Redskins tight end is hurt should keep their lip zipped. Reed exited Thursday's loss to the Dallas Cowboys with what coach Jay Gruden described Friday as a Grade 3 AC joint... more

Sam Bradford will be without his top target on Thanksgiving. The Minnesota Vikings announced Thursday that wide receiver Stefon Diggs will not play against the Detroit Lions. Diggs was initially listed as questionable by the team Wednesday. Diggs... more

Rob Gronkowski's status Sunday against the New York Jets remains up in the air, but the Patriots tight end was back at practice on Wednesday. TE Rob Gronkowski is present for the start of practice, while Tom Brady is not. pic.twitter.com/6ffgFX33i1... more

Karlos Williams will have more time off. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports the Steelers running back is being suspended 10 games for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse, per a source informed of the situation. The... more

Andrew Luck will miss Thursday's tilt versus the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Indianapolis Colts officially declared the quarterback out on Thanksgiving due to a concussion. Luck suffered the concussion during the fourth quarter of Sunday's victory... more

In a week that saw NFL kickers miss a historic 12 extra points, the most maligned kicker of the year had a perfect week. Buccaneers kicker Roberto Aguayo was named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week. The second-round pick went 4-of-4 on field goa... more

That noise you hear is Green Bay Packers fans smashing anything they can get their hands on during the team's four-game losing skid. The calls for firing general manager Ted Thompson, coach Mike McCarthy and defensive coordinator Dom Capers have be... more

Bruce Arians is expected to be back on the sidelines Sunday when the Arizona Cardinals travel to face the Atlanta Falcons. The coach returned to work Tuesday after being admitted to the hospital on Monday . NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported... more

Jay Cutler is expected to miss the rest of the season. The Bears quarterback is believed to have a torn labrum in his throwing shoulder, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo reported Tuesday. Cutler is undergoing a second opinion in h... more

The New England Patriots recent streak of failed mid-round rookie receivers is long and cringe-worthy: Aaron Dobson (2nd round, 2013), Josh Boyce (4th round, 2013), Taylor Price (3rd round, 2010), Brandon Tate (3rd round, 2009), Chad Jackson (2nd r... more

Nelson Agholor continues to struggle with basic functions of his job. In Sunday's loss alone, the former first-round pick couldn't get lined up correctly -- as his receivers coach screamed from the sideline -- causing a penalty that wiped away a sc... more

The Cincinnati Bengals received a modicum of positive news on Monday. A.J. Green suffered a hamstring strain Sunday, but will not require surgery. He will probably be out a few weeks, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a source. Green... more

The Carolina Panthers are unsure when Luke Kuechly will return from a concussion suffered in Thursday's victory over the New Orleans Saints. Coach Ron Rivera told reporters Monday there is no timetable for the defensive leader's return to game-act... more

The Philadelphia Eagles lost two running backs in an injury-filled defeat at the hands of the Seattle Seahawks Sunday. On Monday, head coach Doug Pederson said that Ryan Mathews is day-to-day with a knee injury and Darren Sproles will be held from... more

Thomas Rawls didn't expect to play a ton of snaps in his first game back from a leg injury. Then injuries struck. Starter C.J. Prosise went down with a shoulder injury and backup Troymaine Pope hurt his ankle. Rawls was the only healthy, active run... more

Sometimes to make the playoffs, a flawed team must pull out a game it had no business winning. For 88 percent of Sunday's contest against Los Angeles, the Dolphins' offense could do nothing. Then with 6:38 left the light turned on. Ryan Tannehill... more

Vine King of the East, Kirk Cousins, created a new catch phrase. Last year we had "You Like that! " Last week we got a cribbed "Oooohweeee ." Now we received "How you like me now?!" Unlike the previous two, this one was directed to his general... more

The Cardiac Detroit Lions are going to wear out the defibrillator before Christmas. Jim Caldwell's cats overcame their sixth fourth-quarter deficit to remain atop the NFC North at 6-4 with a 26-19 win over the hapless Jacksonville Jaguars (2-8) at F... more

With the Chargers stadium ballot measure failing earlier this month, the team now must decide whether or not to continue to seek options to remain in San Diego or exercise the option of joining the Rams in Los Angeles. The deadline for a decision t... more

The New England Patriots own the top tight end tandem in the NFL and want to keep it that way beyond 2016. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports the Patriots are making Martellus Bennett an offseason priority and want to lock him up for the futu... more

Tony Romo's heartfelt speech this week struck a chord as the veteran conceded the starting quarterback duties to Dak Prescott. The speech was intended to help streamline the process and banish some of the "what if" questions for the Cowboys, ther... more

Week 11 Cheat Sheet November 18, 2016

Everything you need to know as kickoff approaches... Key game-time decisions All players questionable unless noted Dallas Cowboys: QB Tony Romo (back), WR Dez Bryant (back), T Chaz Green (foot, back), DE Demarcus Lawrence (back), T Tyron Smith... more

C.J. Prosise has one game in his young career with more than five carries. Still, the Seattle Seahawks' rookie running back helped make Christine Michael expendable with his 17-carry, seven-reception, 153-yard performance against the Patriots and is... more

The Los Angeles Rams waited months to hand over the keys of the offense to Jared Goff. The team insists it won't add a restrictor plate to an already low-gear offense when the rookie gets behind the wheel. "It's the same amount of plays, the same... more

For the second straight week, the New Orleans Saints' attempt†to leap into the NFC Playoff Picture were foiled by a blocked kick . Days after a blocked point after try caused controversy in a heartbreaking loss , Saints kicker Wil Lutz had a field... more

The Pittsburgh Steelers lost their fourth straight game Sunday, falling to 4-5 on the year and out of control in the AFC North division race. Speaking on NFL Network's Up to the Minute Live †on Thursday, Art Rooney II, president and co-owner of the... more

Dak Prescott has performed so well he's relegated a four-time Pro Bowl quarterback to a backup role. Ahead of Sunday's clash with the Cowboys, Baltimore Ravens defensive coordinator Dean Pees declared it the end of Prescott's rookie season. "I do... more

Percy Harvin saw just 21 snaps in his debut two weeks ago. Following the Buffalo Bills' bye week, the receiver believes he'll get a full slate of reps Sunday versus the Cincinnati Bengals. "From what I'm hearing, I think I'm gonna be full go," Harv... more

After allowing most of the talent to walk out the door and trading away many of their other assets to stockpile rookies and draft picks for the future, it became clear the Cleveland Browns weren't playing for 2016. At 0-10, the Browns are deep into... more

If anyone has the authority to talk about Tony Romo's future in Dallas, it's his BFF, Jason Witten. The tight end wasn't in the mood to speculate on whether Romo has thrown his last pass in a Cowboys jersey. Witten certainly doesn't believe the... more

The Green Bay Packers run game is about to get an awakening. The Packers claimed running back Christine Michael off waivers, the team announced. The Seattle Seahawks surprisingly cut Michael on Tuesday after the 26-year-old tailback started seve... more

The Detroit Lions got a major piece of their defense back on the practice field this week. Linebacker DeAndre Levy is practicing Wednesday for the first time since Week 1. Levy missed eight games due to quad and knee injuries. The Lions have been... more

The Green Bay Packers have faltered the past month, going 1-3 to fall a game behind in the NFC North race. Despite the team's struggles, Washington Redskins corner Josh Norman doesn't see the powers of Aaron Rodgers diminishing. "That is pretty m... more

The Denver Broncos' offensive line makes a sieve look impenetrable. The Broncos blockers allowed six sacks Sunday to a New Orleans Saints defense that isn't exactly the 1984 Bears . Those six sacks earned were more than a third of the Saints' 17 to... more

The Chicago Bears will be without their top offensive player for the next four games. The team announced on Monday that Alshon Jeffery has been suspended without pay for the team's next four games for violating the NFL policy on performance enhanci... more

The NFL spared the world from being forced to watch the spiraling New York Jets in prime time. On Monday the league announced that the Kansas City Chiefs at Denver Broncos game for Week 12 would be flexed into Sunday Night Football on Nov. 27. New... more

The Seattle Seahawks plan to have Thomas Rawls back in the lineup this week. Pete Carroll told 710 ESPN Radio on Monday that Rawls will practice to play against the Philadelphia Eagles. "Thomas is ready to go," Carroll said, via ESPN.com's Sheil... more

The Tennessee Titans entered Sunday's tilt with the Green Bay Packers knowing it was a fork-in-the-road game. Lose and it's the 'same old Titans.' Win and perhaps the playoffs are a possibility. Mike Mularkey's team proceeded to pound the Green Bay... more

The Pittsburgh Steelers kept swinging for two-point tries and missing. Mike Tomlin's team failed on four two-point attempts in Sunday's 35-30 loss to the Dallas Cowboys. Chasing the points early changed the complexion of the game late, forcing bot... more

The cliché is "when it rains it pours." The Jacksonville Jaguars are sitting in the middle of a monsoon. Blake Bortles' nightmare season continued in an agonizing 24-21 loss to the Houston Texans. The quarterback tossed an early pick-six to put hi... more

The Denver Broncos provided the world with one of the most exhilarating endings of the 2016 season Sunday when rookie Justin Simmons leaped into the backfield to block the potential winning extra point. Will Parks scooped up the ball and scampered fo... more

The Atlanta Falcons headed into Sunday's matchup with the Philadelphia Eagles boasting the NFL's No. 1 offense. In a 24-15 loss to Philly, the Falcons were held below 20 points and fewer than 350 total yards for the first time this season. Eagles... more

The Kansas City Chiefs overcame a 17-0 deficit to beat the Carolina Panthers 20-17, in Charlotte, on a Cairo Santos last-second field goal. The 37-yard game-winning field goal was set up by an incredible strip by Chiefs corner Marcus Peters. The st... more

The Tennessee Titans exotic smashmouthed Green Bay early, pummeling the slumping Packers, 47-25 , in Nashville. Here is what you need to know: 1. Marcus Mariota tossed four touchdowns for the sixth time in 22 career games, picking apart the Packer... more

The Tennessee Titans played most of their 47-25 victory over the Green Bay Packers without their starting left tackle. Taylor Lewan was ejected in the first quarter for making contact with an official. The ejection came after Packers defensive... more

Despite a sputtering offense, don't expect Trevor Siemian to lose his starting gig in Denver just yet. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Sunday that no quarterback change is imminent, per sources informed of Broncos coach Gary Kubiak's thin... more

Everything you need to know as kickoff approaches... Key game-time decisions All players questionable unless noted Dallas Cowboys: QB Tony Romo (back), WR Dez Bryant (knee), DE Ryan Davis (hamstring), T Chaz Green (foot, back), DE Demarcus Lawr... more

The Minnesota Vikings won't make a kicker swap yet, but working out some options this week seems to have concocted the intended desire. We posited Monday that the workouts could be a motivational tool to try and snap Blair Walsh out of his mental f... more

The Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots face off Sunday night for the first time since Super Bowl XLIX. The last meeting ended after Russell Wilson threw an†interception from the 1-yard line with 20 seconds remaining. The decision to throw at... more

Tony Romo continues to edge closer toward a potential return for the Dallas Cowboys. Romo was a full participant in practice Wednesday and Thursday for the Cowboys. Before his first full practice session Wednesday since suffering a preseason back... more

Justin Houston is in line to make his season debut after undergoing offseason knee surgery. The Kansas City Chiefs' Pro Bowl linebacker said he expects to make an immediate impression on the field Sunday versus the Carolina Panthers. "I expect wh... more

In each of the Philadelphia Eagles' four losses this season the offense had the ball with the chance to tie or take the lead late in the fourth quarter. Each time they came up short. "We, all around here, are kind of sick to our stomach where we're... more

The New Orleans Saints' ground game found new life the past two weeks behind Tim Hightower and Mark Ingram. The duo combined for 67 carries for 352 yards in wins over the Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers. The Saints have gone three straight... more

Ezekiel Elliott leads the NFL in carries per game at 22.1, played 399 total snaps this season, fourth-most among running backs, leads the NFL in rushing (891 yards) and is the only player averaging more than 100 yards per game on the ground (111.4).... more

The Baltimore Ravens take on the winless Cleveland Browns tonight, exclusively on NFL Network. It's a guaranteed win for Baltimore, right? Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs isn't taking anything for granted. The world-class pass rusher remembers 2007... more

Doug Martin returned to practice for the first time since injuring his hamstring in Week 2. Bucs coach Dirk Koetter told reporters that Martin was limited in Wednesday's practice session, but he wouldn't speculate on whether Martin would be availab... more

On Wednesday New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick addressed the letter he wrote to President-elect Donald Trump ahead of Tuesday's election. Belichick did not deny writing the note and said it was personal, not political in nature. "I've rece... more

Dez Bryant insists he's not worried about not receiving targets from Dak Prescott. The Dallas Cowboys' receiver was targeted four times and had one catch for 19 yards. Bryant missed three games due to injury, and his production has been up and down... more

After another woeful day, the Minnesota Vikings are pulling kicker Blair Walsh's rope tighter. NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported Monday that the Vikings are working out kickers this week. According to multiple reports , kickers Kai Forbath and R... more

The New York Jets benched defensive linemen Sheldon Richardson and Muhammad Wilkerson for the first quarter of Sunday's loss to the Miami Dolphins. NFL Network's Mike Garafolo confirmed via sources informed of the situation that the defensive linem... more

Blocking 300-pound defensive linemen like Jurrell Casey is tough enough. Now consider holding off massive bull rushers with one eye. That is apparently what San Diego Chargers guard D.J. Fluker did Sunday versus the Tennessee Titans. NFL Network... more

A week after being benched for fumbling, Mark Ingram proved he doesn't belong sitting on pine. "I definitely wanted to bounce back and show what I'm really capable of doing and not letting fumbles define me," Ingram said after Sunday's 41-23 victor... more

Following the Dallas Cowboys' latest romp, Jerry Jones didn't rule out Tony Romo being active in Week 10. "Unlike last week, I wouldn't speculate," Jones said, via the Fort Worth Star-Telegram . "I don't know. But he will do more. And he's really d... more

With 23 seconds left Sunday in Minnesota the lead was written: Over the course of 16 games good teams pull out victories they had no business winning. The sentence was supposed to define a Vikings team earning a win despite an array of mistakes and... more

Cardiac Jim Caldwell's Detroit Lions pulled out another late-game victory with a walk-off, overtime flip into the end zone from receiver Golden Tate for the 22-16 victory over the sputtering Minnesota Vikings. Detroit moved to 5-4, creating chaos in... more

Ben Roethlisberger is officially active and has started Sunday's game against the Baltimore Ravens. In a move that should have surprised no one, Big Ben is playing two weeks after undergoing surgery on the meniscus in his left knee. Roethlisberge... more

Cody Kessler returns to the starting lineup with a chance to keep the gig beyond the 2016 season. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports that Kessler will get an extended audition and a chance to prove he deserves to retain the starting job, acco... more

Tony Romo returned to practice, but don't expect to see the veteran suiting up for a game soon. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Sunday on NFL† GameDay Morning First †that Romo remains in the beginning stages of his return and has yet to f... more

The Kansas City Chiefs hope Jamaal Charles won't be on the shelf the rest of the season. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported that while the running back's surgery to trim his meniscus landed him injured reserve, the procedure could allow Char... more

Week 9 Cheat Sheet November 04, 2016

Everything you need to know as kickoff approaches... Key game-time decisions All players questionable unless noted Pittsburgh Steelers: QB Ben Roethlisberger (knee), RB DeAngelo Williams (knee) It would be a stunner if Big Ben sits. UPDATE :... more

The Cleveland Browns will go back to a rookie quarterback. Coach Hue Jackson announced Cody Kessler would start Sunday versus the Dallas Cowboys. Jackson cited the evaluation of the first-year quarterback as his reason for starting Kessler over... more

Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Dirk Koetter makes one questionable coaching decision in almost every game. In Thursday night's 43-28 loss to the Falcons, the "wait, what did he just do?" moment was a doozy. In the second quarter, with his team trailing... more

The Philadelphia Eagles have cut ties with Josh Huff. The team announced Thursday they've released the receiver who was arrested earlier this week . "First, I want to apologize to Mr. Lurie and his family, my coaches and teammates, and all Eagles... more

Sheldon Richardson is no fool. The New York Jets defensive lineman knows there are three dominant players on Gang Green's defense that play the same position. In the long run, Richardson understands he'll likely have to move on. "Big business, br... more

The New Orleans Saints' defense could be getting a huge addition. Coach Sean Payton said Thursday he expects first-round defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins to return this week. "Just making sure he's 100 percent and game ready," Payton said when as... more

Norv Turner's surprising resignation thrust the Minnesota Vikings into odd territory: a playoff contender swapping out offensive coordinator. Jim Caldwell has a little experience in that area. In December 2012, Caldwell took over the Ravens offens... more

The Philadelphia Eagles stood pat at the trade deadline, deciding not to add a receiver to their disappointing convocation of pass catchers. The current group of wideouts, led by Jordan Matthews, is one of the least-efficient groups in the NFL. Onl... more

New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram said it "sucked" to be benched after his first-quarter fumble last week. But he understands why Sean Payton banished him to the coldness of the seat on the sideline. "If you fumble, you can't play," he sa... more

The Atlanta Falcons' backfield will once again be without Tevin Coleman. The dynamic running back was ruled out of Thursday night's tilt with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, along with defensive end Dwight Freeney (quad) and tight end Jacob Tamme (should... more

Nick Foles is once again a starting NFL quarterback. The Kansas City Chiefs announced Wednesday that Foles would start Sunday versus the Jacksonville Jaguars in place of Alex Smith. Smith left the Week 8 win over the Indianapolis Colts after taki... more

Jamie Collins went from the perennial power New England Patriots, sitting at 7-1 atop the AFC, to the NFL's doormat in the winless Cleveland Browns. In his first media session with Cleveland reporters, Collins said he was surprised by the trade for... more

Last year, Julio Jones was the Atlanta Falcons' offense. Shut down the massive wide receiver with double and triple teams, you stymie Matt Ryan. That's not the case in 2016. The Falcons' offense currently functions as the most diverse operation i... more

October

The hurting Arizona Cardinals secondary took another loss. The team announced Tyrann Mathieu would miss three to six weeks with a shoulder injury. Mathieu suffered a shoulder subluxation mid-game against the Panthers on Sunday, NFL Network Inside... more

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are scraping the bottom of the barrel for running back help. The Bucs will re-sign Mike James, per multiple reports, ahead of Thursday's matchup with the Atlanta Falcons, airing exclusively on NFL Network. Jacquizz Rodger... more

If you are a big fan of QB Wins as a decisive statistic, Brock Osweiler is your type of quarterback. The Houston Texans passer moved to 5-3 on the year with Sunday's victory over the hapless, injured Detroit Lions. In 15 career starts, Osweiler is... more

A careening New York Jets season took its steepest nosedive in Sunday's sad first half. Todd Bowles' team trailed the winless Cleveland Browns 20-7 at halftime. Then the second half started. The Jets righted the ship, cruising on a 24-0 run to wipe... more

Rob Gronkowski caught the 69th touchdown pass of his career, setting a New England Patriots record for a tight end. Then he took a bow. "The bow, just bowing," Gronkowski said after the win over the Buffalo Bills. "You know, just bowing and it was... more

First-year players aren't the only ones who go through growing pains. First-time coaches also have a learning process. Philadelphia Eagles rookie coach Doug Pederson made a series of questionable decisions that helped lead to Sunday night's 29-23... more

The Oakland Raiders beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in thrilling fashion in overtime despite setting the all-time NFL record for most penalties in a game. Jack Del Rio's team committed 23 penalties for 200 yards -- not including penalties that were... more

A testy Cam Newton said he plans to talk to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell about hits he's been taking. "It's really taking the fun out of the game for me honestly," Newton said after the Panthers' 30-20 win over the Cardinals on Sunday. "Because... more

Jamaal Charles is getting his knee checked out again. Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said the running back would see Dr. James Andrews this week. Charles suffered a setback in his knee last week and missed Sunday's 30-14 win over the... more

The Houston Texans stiff-armed another Matthew Stafford comeback bid, downing the Detroit Lions (4-4),†20-13 . Houston moved to 5-3 -- 5-0 at home -- to stay atop the AFC South. Here is what you need to know: 1. The Texans jumped out to a 14-0 lea... more

The Miami Dolphins and New Orleans Saints are headed to London in 2017. The Dolphins will face the Saints next season in one of the matchups to be played in London, a league source told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. The Dolphins also announced... more

Week 8 Cheat Sheet October 28, 2016

Everything you need to know as kickoff approaches... Key game-time decisions All players questionable unless noted Washington Redskins: TE Jordan Reed (concussion), CB Josh Norman (concussion, wrist),WR Jamison Crowder (groin), WR DeSean Jackso... more

C.J. Anderson's season appears to be all but over. A day after undergoing surgery to repair a torn meniscus, the Broncos placed the running back on injured reserve, a source informed of the situation told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport on Friday.... more

Matt Jones won't play in London. Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden announced Friday the running back would sit versus the Cincinnati Bengals. Jones missed practice all week with a knee injury. In addition to Jones, cornerback Josh Norman and t... more

Things are going to get weird in New Orleans ahead of Halloween. No, we're not talking about on the streets of the French Quarter, rather in the Superdome on Sunday afternoon. Drew Brees' ex-BFF, Jimmy Graham, returns to town but will be wearing... more

Carson Palmer's struggles throwing down the field this season have led to a different offense in Arizona than we're used to seeing under coach Bruce Arians. The Cardinals quarterback is completing just 49.5 percent of his passes of 10-plus air yard... more

Russell Wilson continues to play through injuries. After suffering through ankle and knee injuries, the Seattle Seahawks quarterback is now dealing with a right pectoral injury. Wilson downplayed the latest body damage Thursday, saying it's not "cr... more

Thursday night embodied the Mike Mularkey fantasy. The Tennessee Titans totaled 494 yards of offense in the 36-22 thrashing of the Jacksonville Jaguars, most since 2009. Of the nearly 500 yards, 214 came on the ground with DeMarco Murray gobbling... more

Tony Romo returned to practice. For the first time since injuring his back in the preseason, the Dallas Cowboys' veteran quarterback was listed as limited on the team's injury report. The initial plan after Romo hurt his back was for the vet... more

Jordan Reed and Josh Norman will make the trip to London. Coach Jay Gruden told reporters Thursday that both star players, dealing with concussions, were cleared for travel. The Redskins head across the pond tonight. Gruden added that Reed and No... more

When the Buffalo Bills faced off against the New England Patriots in Foxboro in Week 4, a pre-game brouhaha broke out between the players . A few Bills felt disrespected when quarterback Jacoby Brissett and receiver Malcolm Mitchell jogged near the... more

The last time Julio Jones faced the Green Bay Packers, in 2014, he set an Atlanta Falcons record with 259 receiving yards. He's already broken that mark this year with his 300-yard performance in Week 4. The NFL's leading receiver (830 yards) faces... more

Carson Wentz and Dak Prescott lead their teams onto the same field for the first time Sunday night in what many hope is the start of a long, robust rivalry. When prompted by a reporter comparing the two rookie quarterbacks to the Tom Brady-Peyton... more

C.J. Spiller's stint in Seattle didn't last long. The Seahawks released the running back Wednesday. Seattle re-signed fullback Will Tukuafu to take the vacant roster spot. With rookie C.J. Prosise now fully healthy and available for pass-catching... more

In Cam Newton's Week 6 return from a concussion, the quarterback rushed just one time, scampering to the pylon for a two-yard touchdown. Newton wasn't in the mood to talk following the team's loss to the Saints . After the bye week, the defending M... more

Josh McCown is on track to return from a collarbone injury that kept him out the past five weeks. The Cleveland Browns quarterback was a full participant in Wednesday's practice. McCown told reporters he was "moving in the right direction" to be... more

Golden Tate got benched in Week 4 -- despite coach Jim Caldwell not wanting to characterize it as such. How a player responds to getting yanked tells a lot about his character. Tate said he did some soul-searching after the terrible loss to the Chi... more

The New England Patriots could be adding another dynamic dimension to its already potent offense. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday that running back Dion Lewis is expected to return to practice this week, per a source. The elus... more

The GenoCoaster broke again. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that based on an initial MRI, Geno Smith tore his ACL, per sources with direct knowledge of the†situation. Smith will have a†second opinion on Tuesday. It's another bru... more

Allen Robinson knows his season has been a disappointment so far. Robinson has yet to earn more than 72 receiving yards in any single game in 2016. He cratered Sunday with two receptions for nine yards in a 33-16 loss to the Oakland Raiders. "I'... more

The Pittsburgh Steelers' defense got plowed over by LeGarrette Blount in Sunday's 27-16 loss to the New England Patriots. The Pats' bruising back churned out 127 yards on 24 carries (5.3 YPC) and two rushing touchdowns. "He's a big guy, he's a go... more

Most coaches punt on fourth-and-1 from their own 45-yard-line in overtime. Dan Quinn had a gut feeling his team would convert in that situation Sunday against the San Diego Chargers. His gut was wrong. Devonta Freeman got stuffed by Denzel Perryman... more

Mike Zimmer's blunt honesty makes him a good coach. If players don't want to hear the truth, they won't last long under Zimmer. After Sunday's 21-10 beatdown in Philadelphia, the Vikings head coach took his team to task. "It was embarrassing in... more

Andrew Luck still hasn't lost to the Tennessee Titans (3-4) in his career. The Indianapolis Colts' quarterback led a fourth-quarter drive to take the lead. Indy (3-4) added a defensive score to secure a 34-23 victory in Nashville. Here is what you n... more

Adam Vinatieri nailed a 33-yard field goal in the third quarter of the Colts' 34-26 victory over the Titans, setting an NFL record with 43 consecutive makes. The 21-year pro tied and passed former Colts kicker Mike Vanderjagt (42 straight) on Sund... more

We finally got to see what exotic smashmouth looks like. On the Tennessee Titans' opening drive, Mike Mularkey pulled out the ol' pass to an offensive lineman. Left tackle Taylor Lewan reported as an eligible receiver, plucked a Marcus Mariota pa... more

The Buffalo Bills will have their starting running back on the field Sunday versus the Miami Dolphins. LeSean McCoy is active for game after being considered a game-time decision due to a hamstring injury. The Bills were optimistic heading into Sun... more

Robbie Gould anticipates keeping the kicking job with the New York Giants beyond this week in London. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Sunday that Gould wouldn't have signed with the Giants without knowing it'll likely be for the season (i... more