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Davante Adams closes in on Packers records

In a lost year in Green Bay, Davante Adams is quietly having one of the greatest statistical seasons in franchise history. The Packers No. 1 receiver has...

In the next CBA, NFL is prepared to make major concessions under the substance-abuse...

Getty Images With the War on Drugs long over (did we win?), the NFL has begun to quietly realize the folly of its ongoing efforts to police the private lives and bodily fluids of players who may from time to...

The NFL Preseason Game No One Cares About Is The Biggest Game Of Their...

“Don’t count your reps, make your reps count.”This is what coaches tell players who have been stuck at the bottom of the depth chart—guys who haven’t had a lot of training camp action and think they’re about to get...

It’s the year of the defensive linemen

Welcome to the defensive line draft. Sure, quarterback Kyler Murray might go No. 1 overall to the Cardinals, but after that the big boys on the D-line will dominate the 2019 draft. There could be as many as six defensive...

Patriots aren’t going anywhere despite string of bad news

CLOSE SportsPulse: Trysta Krick drops some knowledge on us and provides four fantasy sleepers that could help you win your league this season. USA TODAYDing, dong, the New England Patriots’ dynasty is...

NFL Week 4 game picks: Pats over Dolphins; Browns win again!

It's the quarter mark of the 2018 season this weekend, and already, too many teams are at less-than-full power. But hopefully, this weekend marks the beginning of that trend's reversal. ...

Why Aaron Rodgers Is Nowhere Near the NFL’s Highest-Paid … for Now | The...

Should the best player in the NFL also be its highest paid? The question isn’t necessarily a fair one. While it’s difficult to define “best,” it’s just as hard in this league to define “highest paid.”Green Bay Packers quarterback...

Eric Weddle calls Rams CBs ‘best I’ve ever played with’

Through a thus-far 12-year career that boasts a cavalcade of individual accolades and memorable moments, free safety Eric Weddle has lined up alongside a number of stellar teammates. ...

Tristan Wirfs one of the top 25 NFL players under 25

Tristan Wirfs slipped a little bit in the 2020 NFL Draft as multiple outlets expected him to land in the top-10. He went No. 13 to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and immediately made an impact on the offensive line. Wirfs...

The Twins of the NFL

Many NFL players have said the league is a "brotherhood." That statement is true when you think about how these men spend several months together each season as they strive toward the ultimate goal of...

NFL notebook: Ratings take a hit, but not as much as feared

The NFL was not expected to be immune from the ratings declines that have hit all sports this year due to the coronavirus pandemic and presidential election. But the declines are not as bad as feared at the beginning...

NFL over/under 2019: Win totals, odds

The reigning Super Bowl champion New England Patriots set the high-water mark for win totals at over/under 11 wins for the 2019 NFL season, according...

No Flippin’ Loyalty In NFL Free Agency

Green Bay Packers outside linebacker Clay Matthews (52) rushes in against the Atlanta Falcons during an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, in Green Bay, Wis. The...

Every day in the NFL can be cut day

New York Giants rookie running back Robert Martin hadn’t gotten the call. It was after 4 p.m. ET on Saturday, September 1 — the 2018 deadline for NFL teams to pare their rosters down to 53 players...

New NFL Stadium In Inglewood Reportedly Lands Naming Rights Deal With Social Finance

The new NFL stadium under construction in Inglewood, Calif. is scheduled to open in 2020 and will be the home of the Chargers and Rams. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel) ...

Week 11 Favorable Slot Matchups

Cooper Kupp sadly suffered a season-ending injury, tearing his ACL in Week 10. While it is very unfortunate that such a great offensive weapon is done for the year, we luckily...

‘Last Chance U’ Players in the NFL 2019

Getty Former "Last Chance U" star John Franklin III is still fighting for a roster spot with the Chicago Bears. As “Last Chance U” enters its fourth season, there have already been players that made it to the NFL. Here’s...

NfL: Useful in Differential Diagnosis?

22 Jun 2019 In a comprehensive meta-analysis, scientists led by Claire Bridel, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, compared...

Head coaching job might not be NFL’s most alluring

CLOSE Jim Owczarski, Olivia Reiner and Tom Silverstein discuss Mike McCarthy's address to the Packers and noticeable changes under Joe Philbin so far. Olivia Reiner, PackersNewsGreen Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) during...

Which QB will lead the league in passing?

Minicamps are scheduled to kick off around the NFL this month, and that starts the gears grinding for football bettors looking ahead to the 2019 season.  There’s still...

From Aints to Smurfs: the nicknames of the NFL – Sports – Echo Pilot...

The memorable moments and teams in NFL history can be summarized by a word or phrase such as the "Steel Curtain" or "America's Team." NEW YORK — The memorable moments and teams in NFL history can be summarized by a...

At NFL fall meetings, owners pass on revising anthem policy

For all intents and purposes, the NFL’s short-lived national anthem conduct policy is dead.That’s what the league’s team owners and commissioner Roger Goodell signaled at the exit of the NFL’s annual fall meetings in New York on Wednesday, when...

NFL Odds 2018-19: Over/Under Regular-Season Win Totals for All 32 Teams | Bleacher Report

Tim Bradbury/Getty ImagesDespite plenty of changes in the offseason, oddsmakers mostly project the same teams to dominate the NFL in 2018.The New England Patriots have the highest win total projection at 11, while the Pittsburgh Steelers and defending Super...

Eagles News: DeSean Jackson makes list of top 10 most important NFL players heading...

Let’s get to the Philadelphia Eagles links ... The NFL’s 10 Most Important Players Entering 2019 - B/R10) DeSean Jackson - There were times last year when the Eagles wide receiver corps consisted of Nelson Agholor (a slot...

The evolution of Philip Rivers prompts comeback win over Chiefs

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- There's been something different about Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers all season, a critical change that became even more evident on Thursday night. A player...

‘Madden 19’ Is Not the Ideal Form of Football the NFL It Wants to...

EA GamesAnd it probably never can be.It's mid-August, the time of year when I boot up the latest Madden release and remember (this year Madden 19, my god) that I have completely forgotten how to play it. Much like...

Report: NFL plans to continue conducting its own investigations

The league is expected to continue to conduct its own investigations into players' improper activities despite recent criticism over the handling of Kareem Hunt's case. ...

Where should Marcus Mariota rank among available QBs?

Former NFL quarterback and current NFL.com analyst David Carr believes Tennessee Titans quarterback, Marcus Mariota, is a better option in free agency than fellow signal-caller, Ryan Tannehill. Carr did a list of the top 10 available quarterbacks this offseason, incorporating...

Injuries: Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette not practicing

The Jacksonville Jaguars have been waiting for their Week 2 showdown with the New England Patriots for more than seven months. They'll begin preparing for a repeat of the AFC Championship...

B/R Expert Consensus NFL Picks for Week 3 | Bleacher Report

0 of 16Maddie Meyer/Getty ImagesFrom a betting perspective, a lot of good and bad luck was attached to Week 2 in the NFL. In this space, it was more bad than good. The Carolina Panthers, Pittsburgh Steelers and New Orleans Saints...

Jalen Ramsey’s truck stunt shows greed trumps good NFL judgment

OK, let’s play “Let’s Say.” Let’s say you’re a reasonably well-adjusted adult living in the Jacksonville, Fla., area who previously spent some big dough on Jaguars tickets, parking, food and drink. That attraction has receded, as the Jags have had one...

Patriots WR becoming the NFL’s worst nightmare

CLOSEAntonio Brown hasn’t just crashed the NFL’s 100th birthday party, he’s hijacked it.The league planned on this season being a six-month celebration of its best games, biggest names and most iconic moments. Instead, it’s going to be all about...

NFL suspends Kareem Hunt for 8 games over leaked video showing him punching, kicking...

The NFL has suspended Cleveland Browns running back Kareem Hunt for eight games after a video surfaced late last year of him appearing to punch and kick a woman...

The NFL Had a Tough Time Trying to Censor Meek Mill’s Performance, and Twitter...

In early August, the NFL and Jay-Z's Roc Nation unveiled a partnership that would forever change the musical performances at league events. Super Bowl LIII featured Maroon 5 performing with a shirtless Adam Levine, which was met with considerable...

For A Passing League, The NFL Still Doesn’t Pass Enough

The 3-point revolution in basketball was driven in large part by the finding that the three has a higher expected value than a midrange jump shot. While the math is simple and clear, the revolution didn’t occur overnight —...

How Patrick Mahomes’ knee injury affects the Chiefs and the entire NFL

The NFL may be without its reigning Most Valuable Player for a while. Patrick Mahomes, one of the league’s most electric young stars and a frontrunner to defend last year’s MVP award, left Week 7’s clash with...

Don’t believe what you hear from the NFL, the new CBA is still a...

The National Football League, mainly through the voices of commissioner Roger Goodell and Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, is doing its best to convince the world that meaningful and at least relatively amicable negotiations with the NFL Players Association...

NFL Fantasy Football Sleepers, Picks, Rankings

With ESPN and Yahoo NFL Fantasy Football leagues starting shortly, and Best Ball leagues already going, our goal is to get you prepped early for your upcoming NFL fantasy drafts with our team previews that feature a look into...

What we learned from Bears’ victory over Redskins

Thanks to five takeaways, the Chicago Bears (2-1) got up early and held on late to defeat the Washington Redskins (0-3), 31-15, on "Monday Night Football" in Week 3. ...

Is Jalen Hurd a fit in the 2019 NFL Draft?

With long-term needs at both wide receiver and running back, should the Philadelphia Eagles target or avoid Baylor RB-turned-WR Jalen Hurd?Every year, there are a few players entered for consideration into the NFL Draft that are extremely hard to...

Michael Thomas led the NFL in one intriguing statistic in 2019

Confirmed: Michael Thomas is pretty good at catching footballs. In addition to shattering records, the New Orleans Saints receiver led the NFL in perhaps one of the most telling statistics in the...

Officiating chief: Refs erred on call against Browns’ Myles Garrett

The NFL's head of officiating said Monday that officials erred when they penalized Browns defensive end Myles Garrett for roughing the passer, leading to a Pittsburgh Steelers touchdown one play later...

The evaluation trends that shaped the 2019 NFL Draft

We’ve been banging this drum at 247Sports for a while, but if the NFL Draft serves as any indication, recruiting services and college coaching staffs need to change the way we look at high school line prospects. The 2019...

AAF suspends operations, reportedly raising questions | NFL

The short, strange ride that’s been the Alliance of American Football...

2019 NFL Mock Draft Redskins Roundup: Post-free agency edition expert picks

It is now April, meaning that the NFL combine and the bulk of free agency have come and gone. It's also draft month, and the Redskins are just a few weeks away from...

Incognito wants to ‘rewrite the ending’ in return to NFL

NAPA, Calif. (AP) -- After several suspensions, accusations of racism and bullying, and run-ins with police off the field, Richie Incognito didn't know if he'd ever get another chance to play in the NFL despite being a four-time Pro...

Prospects with past off-field transgressions can attend

CLOSE SportsPulse: USA TODAY Sports' Lorenzo Reyes looks at three of the biggest stories NFL fans will watch unfold this offseason. USA TODAY SportsJaylon Ferguson is headed to the NFL’s combine next week...

Bears’ roster ranked among NFL’s worst

It seems like a lifetime ago that the Bears were considered one of the favorites to represent in the NFC in the Super Bowl. But it wasn't a lifetime ago; it was just last season.Yet, here we are. The...

Tim Tebow shared words of wisdom with Kyler Murray before NFL decision

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Before picking football over baseball, Kyler Murray got some advice from another famous two-sport star.One Heisman Trophy winner to another.Tim Tebow says he told Murray to follow his heart when deciding between the Oakland...

NFL Backup QB’s That Could Become XFL Starters

Thursday night’s NFL Hall of Fame Game between the Denver Broncos and Atlanta Falcons returned professional football to our lives again. As we enjoy this annual renewal, training camps provide us with possibilities of future XFL starters who don’t make...

Seahawks part ways with Doug Baldwin, Chancellor

It's the end of an era in the Emerald City: Doug Baldwin and Kam Chancellor are no longer active members of the Seattle Seahawks. The team announced...

Packers should consider trading down in 2019 NFL Draft

The Green Bay Packers should consider trading down in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft.Despite entering the first round of April’s draft with two picks, the Green Bay Packers should consider trading down.The Packers already own 10...

State court suit over ‘no-call’ can proceed against NFL

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- - A Louisiana judge ruled Thursday that a damage lawsuit can continue against the NFL over the playoff "no-call" that helped the Los Angeles Rams beat the New Orleans Saints and advance to the Super...

The good, the bad, and hilarious from Sunday

Sunday was another crazy day in the NFL with stellar plays, big upsets, and some really memorable moments that we could all relate to as people here on Earth. So let’s look back at the the best and worst and...

NFL players, coaches, refs grapple with new helmet rule

The NFL is taking shots for the new way it’s legislating hits. ...

Dierks Bentley Ready to Perform at Nashville’s NFL Draft

The NFL Draft is coming to Nashville, and Dierks Bentley is tackling the stage.Well, not literally, but the country star is performing at an NFL Draft-affiliated outdoor concert on April 27 in Music City. It’s all part of the entertainment...

QBs Drew Lock, Dwayne Haskins slide in Round 1?

CLOSE The NFL Draft is just weeks away. USA TODAY Sports' Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz looks at five teams with big questions to answer in the first round. USA TODAY SportsIt's only fitting that we...

Antonio Brown: NFL will consider placing Patriots star on paid leave, making him ineligible...

The NFL will give serious consideration to placing Antonio Brown on paid leave via its commissioner’s exempt list, according to multiple people familiar with the situation, after he was accused in a federal lawsuit in Florida...

49ers coach Kyle Shanahan says Jimmy Garoppolo ‘could play now’ | NFL

Kyle Shanahan is happy with Jimmy Garoppolo's rehab. The 49ers quarterback had surgery...

Let’s overreact to NFL Week 16 2018

Early-season overreactions are easy to laugh off because, well, it's early. But late-season overreactions can be just as dangerous and misleading.The last four weeks of the NFL season are exactly as small a sample size as the first four....

2020 NFL Win Forecasts: Week 2

All data originated from Pro Football Reference and nflFastR. So, the model in week 1 did not do so well. To perform like it did against historical data and have any chance of outperforming Vegas, I need...

Rating job security of NFL head coaches

The Browns have already let go of Hue Jackson, but Cleveland won't be the only team to ditch its head coach this year. In fact, there have been at least six NFL head-coaching changes every year since 2011.Which teams...

9 players with something to prove

CLOSE What I'm Hearing: IndyStar's Joel A. Erickson spoke to NFL personnel about the possibility of the league moving the combine to a different city. USA TODAY SportsAuditioning for all 32 NFL teams...

Death to the NFL franchise tag (or at least re-name it)

GENERAL MANAGER: Greetings, young man. I have summoned you to share some wonderful news. I know the contract you signed after we drafted...

Will Jets WR Robby Anderson be crowned NFL’s fastest player?

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 10: Robby Anderson #11 of the New York Jets celebrates a touchdown in the second quarter against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on September 10, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by...

Patriots LB Elandon Roberts says he was harassed by police

CLOSE USA TODAY Sports obtained dashcam of Patriots linebacker Elandon Roberts being pulled over in front of his home. USA TODAYNew England Patriots linebacker Elandon Roberts got out of his Porsche with his...

NFL’s Super Bowl week marred by controversy

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is expected to break his silence this week on the controversial non-call that ended the New Orleans Saints’ season and captured the ire of Louisiana fans and politicians alike.Saints players, supporters and lawmakers have channeled...

Alabama Roots: Rookies join NFL rosters

A few months ago, they were playing college football. Now more than 50 players from Alabama high schools and colleges are on NFL rosters for the first time.The rookies have arrived in the NFL in three ways --...

Odell Beckham Jr. called out by Warren Sapp for $350K watch

Warren Sapp has a problem with Odell Beckham Jr.’s insistence on wearing a luxury watch during NFL games – but not because he doesn’t appreciate style. “You can’t wear a $350,000 watch and play like a $2 bill,” Sapp, the...

Current NFL Players from Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania annually produces plenty of NFL talent.The Keystone State has a bevy of representatives in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Several current Pa. products could be headed to Canton if they continue on their current trajectory.But others...

Excited Eagles in final stages of NFL Draft prep time

The NFL Draft, the league’s most impactful offseason event, begins next Thursday and the Eagles have an opportunity to build to an already-talented roster with three selections among the first 57, with seven picks in all. Howie...

2019 NFL James White knew the New England Patriots Way long before he met...

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Inside James White's boyhood home in South Florida, attention to detail was always a direct order rather than a suggestion. White's parents both work in law enforcement, and his approach to schoolwork, yardwork, football and baseball...

As QB running numbers rise, bring on Kyler Murray

Lamar Jackson’s midseason promotion to starter for the Baltimore Ravens last year helped quarterbacks set an NFL record for carries and yards rushing in a season at their position.Even though he started only the final seven games, Jackson broke...

NFL Power Rankings, Week 14: Saints still at No. 1 despite loss

The logline of this week in pro football is playing defense. Yeah, peeps -- it still matters. During a season in which scoring is at...

NFL free agency: Golden Tate agrees with Giants, as team moves on from Odell...

Wide receiver Golden Tate is staying in the NFC East, reaching an agreement with the New York Giants. (Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post) ...

Philip Rivers to limit reps in prep for long season

COSTA MESA, Calif. -- As Philip Rivers prepares for his 16th NFL season, his preseason work is looking a little different -- regardless of his preference. Rivers, 37,...

Biggest injury questions for all 32 teams in Week 2 2018

NFL Nation reporters assess the biggest injuries across the league for Week 2.Scan through all 32 teams by division, or click here to jump ahead to your team:AFC EASTDefensive end Shaq Lawson (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday after being...

NFL Release Tracker: Keeping tabs of players who have been cut

The new NFL league year begins on March 17th, and that is when teams need to be compliant with the 2021 salary cap. What is that number? No one knows at the moment, but teams like the...

Colts Ranked as Having NFL’s 12th Best ‘Offensive Arsenal’

According to ESPN.com’s Bill Barnwell, the Indianapolis Colts have the NFL’s 12th best offensive arsenal—significantly leaping from a lowly 25th overall ranking last season: 12. Indianapolis Colts 2018 rank: No. 27 | 2017: No. 25 Great athletes always have some...

NFL experts reveal one thing they’d like to change about the sport

The idea: ask smart people, 25 of them, in and around football, what they’d do if they could change one thing about the sport of professional football.Below is a handful of the responses I received. Read all 25, as well...

Could LSU’s Joe Burrow be a riser?

Joe Burrow is very unlikely to be a top quarterback in the 2020 NFL Draft, but is there the possibility of the LSU Tiger rising with a strong senior season?LSU has not been a breeding ground for top quarterbacks...

What Bill Belichick ‘passionately’ advocated for at the NFL owners meetings

At the NFL coaches breakfast, Bill Belichick was typically tight-lipped with the media. The Patriots head coach apparently shed that persona for the rest of the owners’ meetings and his fellow coaches appreciated his advocacy efforts. ESPN’s Mike Reiss reports...

Texans receiver Keke Coutee feeling ‘100 percent’

In a memorably spectacular first impression, Texans rookie receiver Keke Coutee flashed brilliance in his initial NFL action. In a Week 4 victory against the Colts, the...

What to watch for in Saints-Panthers on ‘MNF’

The Panthers aren't done -- not yet. At least mathematically, as Carolina (6-7) still owns a shot at the NFC's final wild-card spot if the club can halt...

NFL playoff picture: Saints close to clinching; Patriots fall behind Texans | NFL

What is the NFL playoff picture looking like after Week 15? Who...

AAF’s Sky Judge provides template for NFL – ProFootballTalk

AP The NFL’s Competition Committee is studying the idea of adding a video official to each officiating crew. To see how it would work in action, all the NFL has to do is look to the Alliance of American Football. On...

Kevin Durant’s injury resonates harshly in NFL too

ALAMEDA, Calif. – Kevin Durant laid it on the line.This is how some within the NFL made sense of what happened to the NBA superstar on Monday night, when his ill-fated Finals return ended in a manner that conjures nightmares...

NFL Week 11: Eagles look to stop Saints, Andrew Luck faces Titans, injuries, updates,...

Sean Payton and Drew Brees are cooking up some spicy football. (Gail Burton / Associated Press) Cindy Boren Reporter covering sports, with an emphasis...

Projecting where N’Keal Harry will be selected in NFL Draft

Less than one month separates N’Keal Harry and the 2019 NFL Draft. Where and when will the former ASU football wide receiver be taken?On Wednesday morning, N’Keal Harry made his rounds inside ASU’s Verde Dickey Dome, catching deep balls...

Are the Jaguars in trouble?

There’s only one telling comment from that postgame scrum. It came when Ramsey was asked if the Jaguars were the still the best defense in the NFL.“We ain’t playing like it,” Ramsey said, in what was his longest answer.What...

Want More Diversity in NFL Management? Root for New Coaches to Fail | The...

In what has become a yearly ritual, eight NFL coaches met the unemployment line the day after the end of the NFL regular season. But this year, Black Monday hit too close to home.Five of the eight head coaches...

Raiders GM Mike Mayock adjusting to new role at NFL combine

INDIANAPOLIS — Mike Mayock’s days at the NFL Scouting Combine have always been long and challenging. What’s different now—with his time as NFL...

Daniel Jeremiah’s Day 4 NFL Scouting Combine takeaways

The 2019 NFL Scouting Combine is almost over. Cornerbacks hit the field first on Monday, followed by safeties. Below are some of NFL Network draft analyst Daniel Jeremiah's...

Antonio Brown Still Wants to Play in NFL

Sunday morning, former New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown declared that he is done with the NFL in a message on Twitter. After his second release from an NFL team in a two-week span, the end of his...

Hall of Famers threaten boycott of induction ceremony until NFL provides health insurance, annual...

In a letter sent to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith and president of the Pro Football Hall of Fame C. David Baker on Tuesday, many high-profile Pro Football Hall of Famers said they...

49ers news: Niners have two of the best matchups in the NFL this season

The San Francisco 49ers are going to face some very talented players this year. Pro Football Focus put together a list identifying the 17 best matchups of the year. Ben Linsey did one for each week of...

NFL Week 7: Eric Reid and Malcolm Jenkins argue, plus latest news, analysis, injury...

Eric Reid is restrained by Panthers wide receiver Torrey Smith. (Matt Rourke / Associated Press) Cindy Boren Reporter covering sports, with an emphasis on...

Sam Darnold getting first look at an elite NFL defense

When the Jets watch the film of the Jaguars defense this week, it must feel like putting on a horror flick. “They’ve got talent at every level,” coach Todd Bowles said. “They’ve got All-Pro corners, they’ve got ball-hawking linebackers, they’ve...

Preseason grades, Week 1: Kyler Murray, Deebo Samuel shine

With the first week of preseason games in the books, it was time to pop in the tape and hand out some grades based on performance. This week, we will take...

How NFL owners almost managed to wreck the Super Bowl in 1973

Whatever you think of the NFL, you would imagine even it couldn’t conceive...

Wide receiver DeAndrew White returns to NFL

 joined his fifth NFL organization on Tuesday when the Carolina Panthers signed the former Alabama wide receiver for their practice squad. Each NFL team has a 10-member group that practices with the...

NFL Films flies Patriots flag 

Mount Laurel, New Jersey might technically be located in the Garden State, but make no mistake, it is so close to Philadelphia that the town is firmly in Eagles Country. So, it would make sense if you...

New York’s sportsbooks scored big during first week of NFL season

No doubt, bettors love pro football. The first week of the National Football League season saw sizable increases in sports betting activity at New York's four private casinos, according to numbers filed with the New York Gaming Commission. "The NFL is king...

NFL Week 12 Predictions: Our Picks Against the Spread

A pair of blowouts on Thanksgiving served as a fairly entertaining start to a week that includes must-watch matchups like the Kansas City Chiefs against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Tennessee Titans against the Indianapolis Colts. Meanwhile, Baltimore’s...

Immaculate Reception named greatest play

CLOSE SportsPulse: The NFL turns 100. Will it actually survive to reach 200? We take a deep dive into the state of the league and the challenges that could derail the NFL as the undisputed king...

Football and the NFL Are Facing White Flight

Updated at 5:41 p.m. ET on February 1, 2019. Shantavia Jackson...

Next Gen Stats: Week 8 fantasy football matchups

Now in its third season, Next Gen Stats has quickly exploded. The statistics are featured in game broadcasts, they are leveraged in countless articles, tweets, and podcasts throughout the week, and...

NFL free agency: Is Earl Thomas destined to join the Cowboys?

Throughout the next several weeks, we’ll be assessing the market on some of...

NFL fans voted, and the Browns are one of 8 division favorites in 2019

The Cleveland Browns haven’t had a winning season since George W. Bush was in office, and they haven’t won the AFC North since the division was created in 2002. The last division title for the Browns was...

Dallas Cowboys: Robert Quinn’s agent blasts NFL for decision to uphold Cowboys DE’s suspension

OXNARD, Calif. - Cowboys starting defensive end Robert Quinn was suspended Thursday without pay for the first two weeks of the NFL regular season for violating the NFL's policy for performance-enhancing substances. Quinn, who underwent surgery on a fractured left...

NFL drops another hammer on Raiders for latest COVID-19 violations, fining franchise $500K and...

The NFL has fined the Las Vegas Raiders $500,000 and head coach Jon Gruden $150,000 in the wake of what the league deemed as “repeat offenses” against COVID-19 protocols this season, two league sources told Yahoo Sports.The NFL will...

Rugby star Christian Wade scores touchdown on first NFL carry for Buffalo Bills

Buffalo Bills running back Christian Wade scored a touchdown during the fourth quarter of the team’s opening preseason game against the Indianapolis Colts. What makes the play so special was it was the rugby star’s first NFL...

Patriots’ Robert Kraft will be talk of scouting combine

For the second straight year, the New England Patriots are the sideshow entering the NFL scouting combine. And once again, the franchise will run silent through the drama and hope some actual football developments redirect the conversation.In 2018, the...

49ers vs. Cowboys live stream: How to watch NFL preseason game online

SANTA CLARA -- 49ers rookie Tim Harris Jr. attended college fewer than 100 miles from his high school. The cornerback went to Varina High School just outside of Richmond and played...

NFL Week 10: Latest news, injury updates, fantasy football and ATS advice

Alvin Kamara offers a Dez Bryant tribute after scoring (Frank Victores / Associated Press) Cindy Boren Reporter covering sports, with an emphasis on politics...

NFL coaching carousel: Arizona Cardinals reportedly zeroing in on Kliff Kingsbury

Kliff Kingsbury had a less than stellar college coaching record as head coach, but he'll get a shot at the pros nonetheless. (David Purdy/Getty Images) NFL executives in need of new head coaches flew hither...

NFL quarterback salary rankings

In fantasy football, the quarterback is the least valuable of all the major positions and is easily replaceable. The state of it is to the point where we commonly see owners stream different players and approach their starter on...

Who is next NFL player to come out of the GLIAC? We asked

CLOSECLOSE Free Press sports reporter Greg Levinsky sat down with GLIAC commissioner Kris Dunbar at the GLIAC football media day on Aug. 5, 2019. Gregory Levinsky, Detroit Free PressGetting to the NFL is...

Giants sign Odell Beckham to 5-year, $95M extension

Odell Beckham Jr. didn't want to set foot on the field until he got a new contract. He won't have to. The New York Giants signed Beckham...

Kentucky’s Lonnie Johnson could be a top pick

CLOSE Mark Stoops' post-scrimmage news conference following the 2019 Kentucky football spring game. Jon Hale, Louisville Courier JournalMight Kentucky have a second player selected in the first round of next week's NFL draft...

The Steelers Are the Most Gloriously Dysfunctional Team in the NFL

It is rare when the NFL has an off-the-field story line that can be classified as “fun.” Yet the Steelers are rapidly approaching a level of drama and pettiness usually reserved for the NBA. One of the...

NFL cuts tracker 2019: Live roster news, updates, notable cuts for all 32 teams

Because of how NFL roster cuts work in 2019, when coaches have to trim their rosters from 90 players all the way down to 53 in one period, news and updates from around the league will be coming fast...

Tuesday’s NFL notebook: Giants rookie QB to play against Jets

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The New York Giants are finally going to get a glimpse of Daniel Jones in an NFL game. The sixth pick overall in the draft, Jones is going to get his first snaps in live action...

Kyler Murray headed toward first-round pick?

CLOSE The Oklahoma quarterback took a big step towards becoming a star in the NFL, but that doesn't necessarily mean playing in the MLB is out of the question. USA TODAYThe complexion of...

Josh Rosen still hasn’t heard from Cardinals GM Keim

Josh Rosen's time in Arizona lasted a single season before the Cardinals supplanted him with Kyler Murray. The machinations of how the quarterback went from future of the franchise to superfluous...

T.Y. Hilton Makes Sports Illustrated’s ‘NFL All-Small Team’

INDIANAPOLIS — In the NFL, guys who check the “height, weight, speed” boxes are always coveted. However, the league is not lacking in top-level players who may have to compensate for their lack of size with other...

Five scouting finds that illustrate Gil Brandt’s Hall-worthy savvy

Rex Burkhead's plunge into a frigid Arrowhead end zone sent the Patriots to Super Bowl LIII, where a player who was drafted even lower than Burkhead -- from Kent State, no...

The NFL’s pass interference penalty is broken – here’s how to fix it.

The NFL pass interference rules have been a source of player and fan consternation for years. I’m old enough to remember when pass interference was rarely called; reserved for egregious instances where every one agreed the defender...

Who Do You Like In The NFL Draft?

As a life long Bengals fan, I am excited to see new life and energy being breathed into a team that seemed to have had the fire put out of them. I understand there have been some...

2019 NFL free-agency ratings – Most impactful moves for all 32 teams

The 2019 NFL free-agency period contains all sorts of highlights -- or is it lowlights for some teams? -- spanning trades for quarterbacks (Ryan Tannehill), the movement of veteran safeties (Earl Thomas), the addition of top-tier receivers (Antonio Brown)...

Broncos fans arrive in droves to honor Pat Bowlen at tribute

DENVER -- Some wore full costumes and others sported jerseys, including one Denver Broncos supporter with "P. Bowlen" on the back. Quite a few devotees stood in the rain for about...

Rashaad Penny among RB2s who deserve more touches in 2019

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Montez Sweat will end up being the steal of the entire NFL Draft for...

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NFL mock draft 2019: Redskins, Giants get QBs; Raiders raid ‘Bama for defense |...

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NFL Week 6 game picks: Patriots over Chiefs; Cowboys top Jags

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Trio of NFL Players Work Together for A Dunkin’ Retirement

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Haven't stopped watching the most exciting two minutes from Super Bowl...

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Which Players Have Not Made the Roster?

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7 players with Alabama football roots sign NFL reserve/future contracts

Seven players with Alabama football roots signed reserve/future contracts with NFL teams on Monday.Among the players signing on the first day that reserve/future deals could be completed were wide receiver DeAndrew...

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Sean McVay: Todd Gurley’s touches due to rhythm

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Franchises on the fringe are beginning to ponder change. Change at the very top, where hand-picked coaches of old have worn out their welcome with finicky owners bearing...

NFL’s bad wheel: Hamstrings leave star players in quicksand

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Buccaneers to hire Bruce Arians as next head coach

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As the budding marijuana industry continues to flourish, total revenue generated from it could surpass that of the NFL by 2020 and America’s total spending on gym memberships...

Pot Still A No Go For NFL Players, Despite Legalization

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The Philadelphia Eagles just signed the freakiest DB in the NFL

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NFL Week 8: Eagles, Jaguars kick it off; Steelers mourn; Aaron Rodgers faces Rams;...

Blake Bortles lost a fumble against the Texans. Then he got benched. But now he’s starting again. (Stephen B. Morton / Associated Press) Cindy...

Hawkeyes who could surprise as early entrants to 2020 NFL Draft

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Jerry Jeudy tops Mel Kiper Jr.’s big board for 2020 NFL Draft

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Residents Face Sky-Rocketing Rents As NFL Takes Over Inglewood

Earlier this week, lawmakers in Inglewood, California pushed through a rent stabilization ordinance that seeks to protect residents who are struggling to stay in their homes due to surging rents in the area. One of the main reasons that...

NFL Ultimate Fan Bracket – Round 1 Recap

The first round of the second annual NFL Ultimate Fan Bracket is officially in the books.The NFL is no stranger to upsets, and Round 1 may have featured the biggest one in Fan Bracket history.Here are the highlights from the first round:No. 5...

Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em Week 3: Wide receivers

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate weekly look at NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Fantasy superstars such as Patrick Mahomes and Saquon Barkley will not be featured in...

A history lesson of the No. 57 pick in the NFL draft

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NFL Draft 2019 will transform downtown Nashville, Nissan Stadium

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Antonio Brown turmoil related to unhappiness over helmet

Even before suffering bizarre injuries to his feet that have caused him to miss all but two days of his first training camp with the Oakland Raiders, Antonio Brown alarmed coaches...

Patriots owner was elephant in room at NFL meetings

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NFL draft 2021 first-round results: Pick-by-pick analysis

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Allen Robinson is preparing to take over after his first full offseason working in Matt Nagy’s offense as Mitchell Trubisky’s top target.Riley Ridley, based on his strong spring assimilation, could exceed expectations this fall and winter. Tarik Cohen is already...

Kelvin Benjamin: Have ‘we been throwing at all?’

Kelvin Benjamin's time in Buffalo has been interesting, if nothing more. Traded to Buffalo at the deadline in 2017, Benjamin has been expected to fill the Bills' No. 1 receiver role since...

Le’Veon Bell’s cryptic tweet fuels Steelers rumors

Share This Story!Let friends in your social network know what you are reading aboutNFL: Le'Veon Bell's cryptic tweet fuels Steelers rumorsFew fans were welcoming.Post to FacebookSent!A link has been sent to your friend's email address.Posted!A link has been posted...

Grotz: Throwing a flag on the NFL’s new pass interference reviews | Sports

PHILADELPHIA — If you loathe instant replay,...

NFL At 100: League begins revealing top 100 plays

What a play. Make that 100 of them. The NFL revealed 70 of the 100 greatest plays in league history on Friday night with a TV special produced by NFL Films that has everything from spectacular offensive performances to defensive gems....

32 things we learned from all the games

CLOSE NFL Sundays are back! Here’s all the action from Week 1. USA TODAY SportsKansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill (10) flips in celebration after a fourth quarter touchdown against the...

15 quarterback duels to dream about during the long 2019 NFL offseason

We need the offseason to hurry up already. It’s a long wait until it’s over, but we already have a lot to look forward to the 2019 season. Now that the draft is behind us and we...

Draft Fairy gives Saints do-over on 2015 NFL Draft

The 2015 NFL Draft was one of the worst of the Sean Payton era in New Orleans. What if the Draft Fairy was real and they got a do-over?Here it is, the moment you’ve waited for your entire adult...

NFL Scoring Is Up And So Are Ratings

LOS ANGELES, - NOVEMBER 19: Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) in the pocket during a NFL game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Los Angeles...

NFL Week 8 picks: Odds, expert bets for every game

Starting with a 9:30 ET London game between the Eagles and Jags, football fans have a full-day viewing slate lined up for Sunday....

Senior Bowl sees Texas CB Kris Boyd draw interest from NFL clubs

The Reese’s Senior Bowl is an experience that, on the surface, could’ve gone better for Texas cornerback Kris Boyd. After arriving in Mobile, Ala. and checking in with good measurables during the event’s weigh-in at 5-feet-11-inches and 195 pounds,...

Ryan Leaf uses his story to help other former NFL players

Ryan Leaf spent most of his time in prison alone and angry until a military veteran persuaded the former No. 2 overall NFL draft pick to stop self-loathing long enough to help fellow inmates learn...

Russell Wilson’s advice to Kyler Murray while choosing between NFL, MLB

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson called into the Dan Patrick Show on Friday, and offered some advice to Kyler Murray, Oklahoma’s Heisman Trophy winner who is now expected to declare for the NFL Draft after being the first-round pick...

NFL is fun again in most surprising twist to season

Michael Thomas reached behind a goal post to pull out a flip phone in homage to a memorable touchdown celebration of the past. Benjamin Watson used his touchdown catch to let everyone know that he and his wife are...

2019 NFL Preseason Game 3: Chicago Bears v Indianapolis Colts Open Thread

The NFL continues to evolve. While preseason Week 3 has historically been the dress rehearsal game for starters, a growing number of teams have made the call to severely limit or remove starters from the game altogether....

Buffalo, Rochester chosen as part of NFL 100 “Original Towns” celebration

PHOENIX, AZ (NFL Communications) - Nearly 100 years after the National Football League was born in Canton, Ohio, the NFL is celebrating the 13 communities that were home to the 14 teams of its inaugural season.Eight "Original Towns" outside of...

NFL picks 2018, Week 1: Jaguars, Rams and Saints looking at easy wins

The first week of the NFL season is a lot of noise. Good noise, but still mostly a collection of scratches and pings and 76 trombones that don’t really fit together into an actual arrangement. None of...

ESPN’s Booger McFarland will move to the booth for NFL wild-card game

Jason Witten and Joe Tessitore reportedly will make room for Booger McFarland this weekend. (Joe Faraoni/ESPN Images) (Joe Faraoni / ESPN Images) Cindy...

NFL Preseason 2018: Week 2 Preview, TV Schedule and Live Stream | Bleacher Report

Adam Hunger/Associated PressWeek 2 of the 2018 NFL preseason has some serious expectations to match. The return of football the week prior provided some wow-worthy moments, with huge rookie performances and close contests raising the bar higher than normal. While...

Penn State’s Trace McSorley makes his NFL pitch: ‘I’m not going to let you...

Upon seeing the Penn State sweatshirt, Trace McSorley’s Uber driver wanted to talk...

Kansas City Chiefs’ numbers won’t mean much without Super Bowl

CLOSE SportsPulse: No one had a bigger rise this week than the New York Giants behind their rookie quarterback Daniel Jones. USA TODAYThree games into the season and Patrick Mahomes is on pace...

Beer Brands Can Now Use Images of NFL Players in Advertisements

As anyone who has ever watched an NFL game in person or on television can tell you, beer brands are one of football’s biggest advertisers. In fact, according to 2019 research from IEG, beer brands spent more money sponsoring...

Possible poachables: Looking at other NFL rosters on the eve of cutdowns

It’s that time of the year where NFL teams are refining their rosters for their final 53-man squads to be rolled out this Saturday. While it’s unlikely that any immediate starting caliber players will get released, it’s...

NFL player keeps promise of making sure kids play in youth football league

NFL player Malik Hooker kept his promise to kids in New Castle. He plans on spending thousands of dollars to make sure they play in a youth football league this season. This comes after two New Castle teams were...

Low settlement makes it far less likely Kaepernick ever plays in NFL again –...

Getty Images The moment that attorney Mark Geragos said Colin Kaepernick could still play in the NFL even after settling his collusion grievance — and predicted that someone soon would “do the right thing” and sign him — I started...

Instant grades for NFL draft: Rounds 2, 3

YahooSign up for the Yahoo Sports newsletter. Get all the sports news you need, direct to your inbox.By subscribing, you are agreeing to Yahoo's Terms and Privacy Policy2019 NFL draft: Second-round selectionsArizona Cardinals: CB Byron Murphy, Washington –...

Empire’s Jones is receiving NFL attention

Albany Empire head coach Rob Keefe took a huge sigh of relief last week when star receiver Malachi Jones took a slight detour from practice before the team’s game against the Columbus Destroyers at Nationwide Arena to work out...

Grading the first wave of NFL free agency

One thought about each NFL team entering the first weekend of the signing/trading season: Broncos: They went the Big Salary Route to fill quarterback (Joe Flacco), No. 2 cornerback (Kareem Jackson) and right tackle (Ja'Wuan James) but the next wave...

Week 6’s top games feature Mahomes, Watson

Yahoo Sports NFL senior writers Terez Paylor, Charles Robinson and Kimberley A. Martin select games this week that will leave us buzzing heading into Monday.Paylor’s must-watchSan Francisco 49ers at Los Angeles Rams The 49ers (4-0) are riding high after...

Top to bottom, 1st-round QBs impacted NFL along with others

From Baker Mayfield at the top of the first round to Lamar Jackson at the bottom, rookie quarterbacks had an impact, one way or another, in their NFL debuts.And don't forget some of the players, at some of the...

Vincent Jackson’s brain donated to Boston University’s CTE Center; new details in death emerge

TAMPA, Fla. -- Former NFL receiver Vincent Jackson might have died in his Florida hotel room up to three days before being pronounced dead there, according to new information released by the Hillsborough County Medical Examiner on Thursday.Jackson, the...

Raiders should stand pat, keep their three first-round picks

ALAMEDA — It was getting toward the end of a nearly hour-long interview session at the NFL owners meeting in Arizona when Raiders coach Jon Gruden covered all the bases. “It depends when you’re on the clock and you’re sitting...

2019 NFL Playoffs: Will offense or defense carry the day?

“Offense wins games, defense wins championships” is one of the phrases you’ve probably heard or read frequently in the context of football. The phrase is so ubiquitous, it even made it onto Wikipedia’s List of Sports Clichés,...

JuJu has NFL’s best selling jersey during 2018 season

JuJu Smith-Schuster has certainly become one of the NFL's biggest stars. On Friday, Pittsburgh's Pro Bowl receiver confirmed that he had the best selling NFL jersey during the 2018 season, according to DICK's Sporting Goods' jersey report. JuJu thanked...

Jon Gruden: We call Martavis Bryant the ‘white tiger’

Struggling to master the Raiders' playbook, Martavis Bryant spent the early portion of training camp sequestered in Jon Gruden's proverbial doghouse. Now the former Steelers wideout has found...

Training camp MVPs for all 32 NFL teams

8:30 AM ETNFL NationESPN Training camps around the NFL are starting to wrap up, and the regular season nears.Our NFL Nation reporters talked to players and coaches to designate Mr. Training Camp for each team -- the player who...

Where to Watch Seattle Seahawks vs Los Angeles Chargers, TV Channel, Live Stream, Odds

The Los Angeles Chargers let the chance of securing a first preseason win slip through their grasp as they squandered a 14-point lead on Sunday.Up 17-3 at halftime against the New Orleans Saints, the Chargers lost 19-17 after failing...

Oh, say, have you seen? It’s early, but the NFL’s new stars are shining...

The NFL is fun again. It doesn’t sound like much of an accomplishment, especially for a sports league. But considering how heavy the whole enterprise felt over the past year, it was...

NFL cheat sheet: Here’s who to watch and why in Week 12

GIANTS at EAGLES Time: Noon.Line: Eagles by 5½. Total: 46½.Records (overall/ATS): Giants 3-7/4-5-1; Eagles 4-6/3-7.Outlook: The Eagles won the first match-up 34-13 at the Meadowlands, but this one is anything but a sure thing. The Eagles have the post-Super Bowl...

McCarthy denies ‘utterly absurd’ massage accusations

For the second consecutive day, Mike McCarthy and his unceremonious breakup with the Green Bay Packers have been making headlines. On Wednesday, McCarthy detailed to ESPN's Rob...

The secret to turnarounds for Bears, Colts? The right coaching staffs – NFL Nation

11:30 PM ETKevin SeifertNFL Nation CloseESPN.com national NFL writer ESPN.com NFC North reporter, 2008-2013 Covered Vikings for Minneapolis Star Tribune, 1999-2008For five excruciating days last winter, new Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy was in attack mode.He recruited Vic Fangio hard to...

NFL Week 4 recap: The 10 best and 5 worst moments from Sunday

Week 4 started off with a Thursday Night Football banger. The Rams’ explosive 38-31 win over the Vikings made us forget all about the days of poopfest Thursday night games. Even if the excitement wasn’t quite that...

Ten Notre Dame Players Pursue NFL Ambitions in New AAF League

Ten former Notre Dame Fighting Irish football players will continue their professional careers in the Alliance of American Football, which kicks off its inaugural season Feb. 9. The AAF is the brainchild of Charlie Ebersol ’05 and Bill...

Your NFL Team Is 0-2. Should You Abandon Them?

I’m a fan of loyalty. I seek and encourage it in my friends, my family, my clothes, and most definitely the family pets, except for the cat, who is loyal to no one, except the cat, since it is...

NFL’s best defenses in 2018? Jaguars, Vikings absolutely loaded

My projection for the top nine offenses in 2018 is in the books. Now it's time to hit the other side of the ball. ...

Pat Bowlen, the Denver Broncos Owner Who Changed the NFL

Thirty-five years ago, an unassuming man in a dark suit and tightly groomed golden hair stepped in front of a microphone with a sprawling Denver Broncos banner draped behind him. Pat Bowlen, the team’s new owner, made two things...

NFL analyst says Rashan Gary is a bad fit in Green Bay

During the 2019 NFL Draft, the Green Bay Packers selected Rashan Gary with the 12th overall pick. The Packers made it an emphasis to bulk up their pass-rushing unit, but was Gary...

NFL tweaks combine rule to let violent offender interview

The NFL has tweaked its controversial policy of banning players with violent offenses on their record from the pre-draft scouting combine — for one player, at least.USA Today reports that former Louisiana Tech pass rusher Jaylon Ferguson will be invited...

NFL owners have ‘slave mentality’ toward players

LeBron James had nothing but scathing critiques for the National Football League during an episode of his show “The Shop” on HBO, in which the Los Angeles Lakers superstar contrasted the NFL and NBA’s treatment of their respective players.In his...

Clemson NFL draft prospects 49ers, Raiders fans should watch vs Alabama

SAN JOSE -- When Jonah Williams walks into an In-N-Out Burger, he means business. The Folsom native is back in California for the first time in two and a half years with...

The 3 habits of highly effective NFL offenses

Defense wins championships, except in today’s NFL. From the rule changes over the years to more emphasis on creative, innovative ways to run an offense, scoring points has never been more important. Teams are paying 20 percent...

NFL Games Today: How to Watch NFL Games Online for Free

Panthers vs. Eagles, Saints vs. Ravens, and Bengals vs. Chiefs are among the most intriguing matchups on the NFL game schedule today, Sunday,...

The NFL’s Kaepernick settlement should just be the start of making amends | Kareem...

In one of my favorite sports movies, Vision Quest, the varsity wrestling coach tells his students they can challenge the best wrestler in any weight class if they want to take his place. “Fairest thing in the world,” he smugly...

Pat Bowlen bred success through family atmosphere

In the moments after the Denver Broncos won Super Bowl 50, with the Lombardi Trophy having just been placed in his hands, John Elway reached back across decades to tie the...

Big Ben, Steelers relentless in Panthers steamrolling

Who needs Le'Veon Bell? The Pittsburgh Steelers' scorching offense put on a steamy performance that left the Carolina Panthers a wrinkled, disheveled mess on Thursday Night Football. Here's what we learned...

Will Saints’ Drew Brees break NFL passing mark?

CLOSE SportsPulse: Who won this week's pro football fan index for team with the best breakout star? The answer will surprise you. USA TODAYNew Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) warms up for...

2019 NFL free agency takeaways: Thomas, Ravens a perfect fit

It's hard to top a night when Odell Beckham gets traded and Le'Veon Bell heads to New York. The first official day of the NFL's new league year ultimately didn't contain...

NFL trade rumors: Vikings’ Stefon Diggs has not been dealt to Redskins | NFL

Stefon Diggs' brother freaked out just about every Vikings fan on...

Problem Solved: I didn’t order NFL Sunday Ticket from CenturyLink. Refund, please! | Life

When Christine Beach cuts her CenturyLink service,...

NFL unleashes commercial celebrating 100th season

CLOSE SportsPulse: From Atlanta, Trysta Krick tells you everything you need to know as Super Bowl week begins. USA TODAYNo matter how wild things get when the Los Angeles Rams play the New...

49ers Announce 2019 Bill Walsh NFL Diversity Coaching Fellows

Beck will work with the 49ers defensive backs as he is entering his sixth season as an assistant coach for the football and track & field teams at O’Dea (Seattle, WA) High School. Beck, who was a...

Former Bemidji State standout Olszewski becomes third Beaver to appear in NFL game

Olszewski became the third Beavers player to appear in an NFL game Sunday night when...

Former La Jolla home of NFL great La’Roi Glover seeks $3.65 million

In La Jolla’s coveted Muirlands area, an ocean-view home once owned by former NFL defensive star La’Roi Glover is for sale at $3.65 million.Glover, now an assistant with the L.A. Chargers, owned the house for about six years before...

Tennessee Titans 11th best option in the 2019 NFL Draft: A.J. Brown

The Tennessee Titans should really take a look at the best receiver from Ole Miss.Tennessee Titans GM Jon Robinson is a guy who knows exactly what he wants.Whether you or I agree with it or not, he has things...

Schedule, Odds And Expert Predictions Against The Spread

Andy Lyons/Getty Images Getty Week 3 of the 2019 NFL season is just around the corner and will begin...

Former NFL Player Reveals Secrets of Eagles Front Office

Getty Bryce Treggs spent one season with the Eagles and caught three balls for 80 yards. Malcolm Jenkins has been painfully open about his desire for a new contract, as evidenced by his public remarks to the press and on social...

Falcons WR Jones in line for extension

The Atlanta Falcons are confident they will re-sign wide receiver Julio Jones to a new long-term extension before training camp begins next month, ESPN reported Tuesday.Jones has two years remaining on his deal, which owes him $9.6 million in...

Miss America prelim winner asked about NFL protests during anthem

Associated Press Published 10:45 p.m. ET Sept. 6, 2018 | Updated 11:10 p.m. ET Sept. 6,...

Amari Cooper and the Plays that Explain NFL Week 14

Another week, another cluster of down-to-the-wire NFL matchups, as the Sunday slate produced nine one-score games. The Dolphins took the cake with an unbelievable walk-off hook-and-ladder play, beating the Patriots 34-33 and keeping their playoff hopes alive....

Time to get rid of NFL preseason games

Whatever was left of the argument that preseason games matter was picked up by a finger and a thumb and disposed of Saturday. Bears coach Matt Nagy rested his starters and anyone else he was concerned might get injured against...

Seahawks WR D.K. Metcalf opens up on ‘stressful’ fall

Ole Miss receiver D.K. Metcalf was in danger of slipping out of the second round of the 2019 NFL Draft. There was some chatter during the pre-draft process — especially during the moment he was going viral for being ridiculously...

Taking Stock of the Five Teams Stuck in NFL No-Man’s-Land

For the past three years, I’ve ranked all 32 teams going into each NFL season. Through that process, I discovered that the most difficult teams to write about aren’t the most incompetent ones. Whether they’re going through...

ESPN Snubs Key Eagles on NFL’s ‘Greatest Team Ever’

Getty Eagles fans celebrate Reggie White during his number retirement ceremony. The Eagles always seem to get slighted on these national lists, right? ESPN’s Jeff Legwold took on the unenviable task of putting together the “Greatest Team Ever,” or a...

Double take: The impact of free agency on NFL players | Sports

Free agency gives too much power to...

Julian Edelman: The Patriots ‘grade people differently’

The continued genius of Bill Belichick lies in his ability to live in the margins. While some NFL coaches peck at those margins briefly before retreating to...

How does franchise tag work in NFL? | NFL

The heart of 2019 NFL free agency starts March 11, when teams...

Dallas Cowboys: 2019 NFL draft grades: The Cowboys went old school with their Round...

After sitting out the first night of the NFL draft, the Cowboys joined the party on Friday. Dallas selected defensive tackle Trysten Hill of Central Florida with the 58th overall pick and Penn State guard Connor McGovern with the 90th overall...

Jon Gruden loss gives debuting NFL coaches 0-7 start

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Jon Gruden's return to the NFL sideline as a head coach following nine years in ESPN's Monday Night Football booth left much to be desired for the Raiders, who were booed off the field after the...

Lil’Jordan Humphrey brings Saints unheralded versatility

(Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images) Texas Basketball: 3 best Elijah Mitrou-Long transfer replacements by Andrew Miller What could the former Longhorns wide receiver and 2019 early entrant into the NFL Draft Lil’Jordan Humphrey bring...

Lying Season means dirty tricks, misinformation are the norm

CLOSE SportsPulse: USA TODAY Sports' Nate Davis has the Raiders, Jets and Patriots being very active on draft night and Kyler Murray falling down the board. USA TODAY SportsIt’s that time of year....

The scariest family in the NFL is just getting started

Big Brother was down. And Little Brother’s heart sank. “I remember watching the game when it happened,” T.J. Watt told Serby Says by phone. “I was in hotel room ’cause I was still in a hotel here in Pittsburgh,...

Witten embracing Cowboys’ new offense under Moore

OXNARD, Calif. -- Jason Witten is going through drills as he prepares for his 16th season. The tight end makes a routine grab on the sideline, near a...

NFL free agency 2019: 5 players on the move | NFL

The market is nearly open. The NFL negotiation period allows teams and...

Adrian Peterson wants to ‘retire a Viking’ when he’s done in the NFL

The former Minnesota Vikings running back is with the Washington Redskins now and he’s currently preparing to play in his 13th NFL season.Heading into a Week 1 matchup against his former team in 2017, Adrian Peterson wasn’t too happy...

Drew Brees overtakes Peyton Manning as NFL’s all-time passing leader

Share This Story!Let friends in your social network know what you are reading aboutDrew Brees overtakes Peyton Manning to become NFL's career passing leader as Saints crush RedskinsDrew Brees became the NFL's all-time leading passer Monday, overtaking Peyton Manning...

Doug Baldwin appears to indicate retirement from NFL

In a letter to himself penned across Twitter, revisiting lessons learned and highlights lived, Doug Baldwin appeared to announce his retirement late Sunday night. The tweets came...

Doctors, ex-players push the NFL to change its pot policy

As more states legalize medical marijuna, former NFL players have a message for the league’s top brass: stop punishing players for using cannabis.“This isn't a joke,” Eugene Monroe, former offensive tackle for the Baltimore Ravens, told Yahoo Finance. “This is men's...

1 Free Agent Every NFL Team Should Avoid This Offseason | Bleacher Report

0 of 32Don Wright/Associated PressWe're on the doorstep of the 2018 NFL postseason, but for the 20 teams that didn't get in, it's time to look ahead to the 2019 offseason.The obvious goal is closing the talent gap via...

State of the Franchise: Will Patriots be just fine post-Gronk?

Where does your franchise stand heading into 2019? Adam Rank has set the table by providing a State of the Franchise look at all...

Ranking the 10 most important NFL players in Los Angeles – Marin Independent Journal

Just two years after the NFL returned to Los Angeles following a 22-season hiatus, a city bursting at the seams with sports stars already boasts an enviable amount of starpower on the football field. The Rams spent the offseason...

Annual NFL Training Camp Tour Begins—And It’s Already In Jeopardy – ProFootballTalk

NBC Sports LAS VEGAS — I have led my football column with girls softball, and written way too many words about the death of my dogs, and the death of my brothers, but I must say this: I have never...

Joe Flacco landing spots: Jaguars, Redskins among fits for QB

Joe Flacco has won more games than almost anyone else in the NFL since he entered the league in 2008. He's also one of just six active quarterbacks not named Tom...

Former President George H.W. Bush dies at age 94

HOUSTON -- George H.W. Bush, a patrician New Englander whose presidency soared with the coalition victory over Iraq in Kuwait, but then plummeted in the throes of a weak economy that...

Baltimore Ravens news: Where AFC North ranks among NFL’s divisions, judging the offseason and...

For the first time in about two months, Baltimore Ravens veterans weren’t in the facility this week for workouts and meetings. We have no practices to discuss or draft prospects to study. So in this space, we’re rounding...

Debrief, Week 4: Handing out 2018 NFL first-quarter awards

Gregg Rosenthal catches you up on everything you need to know as we turn from Week 4 to Week 5. Offense sells. The first quarter of the 2018...

NFL forced to get very technical for upcoming virtual draft

What once was “Are you ready for some football?” has become, “Can you hear me now?”As part of its unprecedented virtual draft production amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the NFL has sent “tech kits” to 58 prospects around the country....

The Steelers deploy one of the best offensive lines in the NFL, again

With all of the Steelers’ 2019 offseason workouts in the rear view mirror, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ fan base has to suffer through the dog days of summer until the boys of fall return to the gridon. In...

Chris Long admits to heavy pot use during NFL career

Chris Long, who recently announced his retirement from football, ending an 11-year NFL playing career that included winning two Super Bowl titles and the Walter Payton Man of the...

Full-time female coach explains how diverse coaching staffs improve team chemistry, morale

Finally, more and more NFL teams are hiring female coaches to full-time positions. Recently, Katie Sowers, an offensive assistant for the San Francisco 49ers, spoke about a few various topics.Sowers talked about these topics on “The Football Girl Podcast”...

Jared Bets the NFL Week 15

This is not gambling advice. Please gamble at your own risk. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL). Gambling problem? Call...

2018 NFL – Kansas City Chiefs meet Los Angeles Rams Monday Night Football showdown

Tyreek Hill was so open that I’m worried he was lonely.Bill Barnwell, ESPN Staff Writer2h agoThat was Mahomes' fifth TD pass of the game. With it, he tied a Monday Night Football record for TD passes in a game...

Ty Chandler, The Running Back the NFL is Looking For

Receiving ability out of the backfield is becoming more revered as the game evolves; Ty Chandler’s ability to line-up out wide and make plays in space will make him a hot commodity in the 2020 NFL Draft.To be considered...

NFL power rankings 2019: Browns, Packers get biggest way-too-early bumps | NFL

For 30 teams, the race to rank at the top of...

3 quick ways the NFL can make its free agency as exciting as the...

The wildest spending spree in sports history is here. NBA free agency opened up June 30 at 6 p.m. ET and, since that time, over $3.5 billion of contracts have been handed out, with Kawhi Leonard still...

NFL draft news, rumors: Giants OC Mike Shula eyes Daniel Jones at Duke Pro...

The latest draft news, notes and rumors target Duke QB Daniel Jones, who posted an impressive performance in front of Giants OC Mike Shula. ...

NFL Week 8 Power Rankings 2018

The Cowboys made waves on Monday, sending a first-round pick to the Raiders for Amari Cooper. Dallas can't afford to be too patient with their new wide receiver while he adjusts to a new offense, as the Cowboys' passing...

Brandon McManus is NFL’s best kicker through Week 3, per PFF

Remember worrying about Brandon McManus? Me neither. The Denver Broncos' kicker has been perfect thus far this season, drilling four field goals and seven extra-point attempts through three weeks of play. So perfect, in fact, that Pro Football Focus assigned him...

Stanley Morgan Jr. tests well at NFL combine

Former Nebraska football wide receiver was trying to impress NFL scouts at the combine Saturday and he did enough to solidify his stock for the NFL draft.When Nebraska football starts humming the way that head coach Scott Frost wants...

Derrick Gunn’s predictions for NFL playoffs wild-card round

Updated: 4:04 p.m. It looks like Isaac Seumalo, who missed the last three games with a pec injury, is taking back his left guard spot for Sunday’s playoff game in Chicago.  In the...

6 players from the 2016 NFL Draft under the most pressure to perform now

Every NFL season there’s a cycle of players who are either handed massive extensions or face the chopping block. This time the focus is on the 2016 class. It’s been three years since the 2016 NFL Draft,...

Buccaneers WR DeSean Jackson wants new NFL team next year, per report

One month into this NFL season, Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver DeSean Jackson was on pace for a career year. As the year ends, the 32-year-old reportedly has his eyes on the eject button from Tampa Bay.Jackson is seeking...

Name change coming for Washington NFL and Cleveland MLB teams? | Richmond Free Press

More than a dozen Native American leaders and organizations sent a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Monday calling for the league to force the Washington NFL team owner Dan Snyder to change the team name immediately. The letter,...

‘We don’t make as many mistakes as he does’

An unforeseen Jets-Seahawks rivalry is heating up. Not even a day has passed since Jets defensive coordinator Gregg Williams claimed Jamal Adams 'may get bored' in the Seahawks' defense, and Pete Carroll has already countered. ...

NFL breakouts 2018: Sheldon Day can help 49ers pass rush get sacks

Last year had to be extremely confusing for Sheldon Day. In a Week 7 contest against the Colts, Day had one of the best, if not the best, performance of his young career. He had some really...

Should the NFL change the rules for overtime?

The Kansas City Chiefs’ overtime rule proposal will be voted on during the annual league spring meeting. But should the rules really be changed?Following their painful loss to the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game, the Kansas...

Why tanking in the NFL is barely existent

Every time the Knicks step onto the court these days, it’s clear — their strategy isn’t based on trying to win games this season. Their strategy is completely about the future. They won’t use the word, but everyone knows...

NFL could come calling for Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) -- Watch any NFL telecast that involves a struggling team, and Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley likely will be mentioned as a potential candidate for that coaching job.It makes sense. In just 18 months since replacing Bob...

NFL offseason: Robert Saleh’s path to being the first Muslim head coach

Robert Saleh was announced as head coach of the New York Jets under a five-year contract earlier this month. He is the first Muslim to become coach of an NFL team and takes over a team that...

PFF50: The 50 best players in the NFL right now | NFL News, Rankings...

The PFF50 is finally here. One of the benefits of watching and grading every player on every play of the NFL season is the unrivaled ability to compare players with the help of the largest football database on the planet....

NFL teams looking for next McVay, Nagy could miss next star

You started hearing the rumblings of it last December.Sean McVay, the wunderkind head coach of the Los Angeles Rams, was on pace to lead the previously bumbling franchise to an 11-5 record and an NFC West crown. Everyone across...

Browns vs. Texans: NFL Week 13 Preview and Prediction

This week, the Cleveland Browns take on the Houston Texans in Week 13 of the NFL regular season. Our position-by-position evaluation and game prediction are below. Position-by-Position Evaluation Quarterback After several sharp games now, Baker Mayfield has earned the right...

Philadelphia Eagles have most difficult finishing schedule in NFL – NFL Nation

PHILADELPHIA -- Following a bad home loss to the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night, which dropped the Philadelphia Eagles to 4-5 and put them two games behind the Washington Redskins in the division, quarterback Carson Wentz recognized that the...

All-Pro Team: Donald, Mahomes among highlights

Defensive tackle Aaron Donald remains in the running for the NFL's MVP award, but he can now add another accomplishment to his decorated career. Donald, who led...

6 times NFL teams’ Twitter accounts tried really hard to get you excited this...

NFL free agency is in full swing, with some blockbuster trades sprinkled in to give us an exciting offseason so far. With new faces in new places come announcements and other things via the art of the...

Why did NFL alter its COVID-19 testing policy?

If it were November for the Tennessee Titans, this COVID-19 outbreak would have been an embarrassing catastrophe. But unlike last season, when a swath of infections inside the franchise showered the team with scorn, the cascading blame would have...

Two from Wisconsin trying to make NFL, and all other sports, safer

Russ Rymut had just five minutes to make his pitch, so he solemnly pointed out that a handful of college and high school football players died on the field a few years ago from entirely preventable conditions: Heat stroke, dehydration...

USC’s Elite Recruiting Helps Cancel Out Loss to NFL

As National Signing Day wrapped up Wednesday afternoon, USC and head coach Clay Helton found themselves back in their usual territory, on top. According to Sports Illustrated’s Final Top 25 Recruiting Class Rankings, the Trojans 2021 class was slotted...

Jon Gruden sees ‘a lot of potential’ in trading picks

Upon his return to the Raider Nation, coach Jon Gruden's first season back with the Raiders -- in his hopes of rebuilding the once storied franchise -- became more noted for...

Would Devin White fit New York Giants’ defense?

The New York Giants were once known for their fierce linebackers — Lawrence Taylor, Harry Carson, Brad Van Pelt, Carl Banks, et al., but over the past two decades they’ve shied away from stocking that group with stars, especially...

Next Gen Stats: Week 3 Fantasy Football Matchups

Now in its fourth season, Next Gen Stats has quickly exploded. The statistics are featured in game broadcasts, they are leveraged in countless articles, tweets, and podcasts throughout the week, and...

Frank Reich leads Colts to comprehensive beatdown of Texans

HOUSTON -- His body was back in Philadelphia, but Frank Reich's head remained in the clouds. The Philadelphia Eagles' offensive coordinator was still glowing from the team's epic Super Bowl LII...

Michigan State football’s top 2020 NFL draft prospects

CLOSE Brian Lewerke, MSU offense flash progress during spring game, despite the Spartans not showing many of their offseason fixes, April 13, 2019. Chris Solari, Detroit Free PressEAST LANSING — Another NFL draft...

Mahomes’ protectors; Melvin Gordon focused; Eli unflappable

As the 2018 NFL season rolls on into Week 10, NFL.com's network of reporters collects the hottest news and notes from across the league, including: -- Bruce Arians'...

Jets vs. Broncos score, results: Denver overcomes late mistakes to get first win of...

Many expected Thursday night's matchup between the Broncos and Jets to be a "hot mess inside a dumpster fire inside a train wreck." And while at times it was, the two bottom feeders provided a fairly entertaining game, with Denver...

The NFL education of Texans rookie Max Scharping

Max Scharping's head isn't spinning, at least not yet. ...

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GREEN BAY, WI: Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers throws a pass against Minnesota yesterday. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) ...

Buffalo-based New Era becomes official outfitter of NFL Combine

PHOENIX, AZ - The National Football League today announced it has named international sports and lifestyle brand New Era Cap as the official outfitter of the NFL Scouting Combine.Beginning with the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine, New Era will provide all...

NFL Thanksgiving 2018: What all 32 NFL teams should be thankful for

Thanksgiving is a high holiday for football fans. It’s a day to eat, reflect, eat more, watch football all day, be thankful and eat even more. In the spirit of the holiday, we’ve rounded up one thing...

Steelers closing in on trading Antonio Brown to Bills

After weeks of rumor and innuendo, the Steelers are prepared to honor Antonio Brown's request for a new football home. Pittsburgh is closing in on a deal to...

NFL: Zylstra still striving | West Central Tribune

All likely assumed their budding NFC juggernaut—a team that won 14 games and advanced to the NFC title game in 2017—would have a first-round playoff bye locked up and would spend this Saturday and Sunday watching Wild Card games...

NFL Draft Needs: Chiefs

Evan Silva (@EvanSilva) is Rotoworld's Senior NFL Editor, and Josh Norris (@JoshNorris) is Rotoworld's lead Draft Analyst. Together, they're breaking down every team's biggest needs and offering potential solutions in April’s draft.For a breakdown on every team,...

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Despite the record-breaking pace this season is off to, the NFL in 2018...

Week 3 TV Schedule, Dates, Times, Live Stream, Odds And Expert Picks

Wesley Hitt/Getty Images Getty The most exciting part of the 2019 NFL preseason is upon us with Week 3...

Bob McNair, Houston Texans founder, praised for philanthropy, returning NFL to Houston

HOUSTON -- With a stirring rendition of "I'll Fly Away" marking the conclusion of a memorial service for former Houston Texans founder and owner Bob McNair, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones wiped tears from his eyes Friday afternoon.Watson has...

Chiefs can score, need defense to improve

Yahoo Sports is previewing all 32 teams as we get ready for the NFL season, counting down the teams one per weekday in reverse order of our initial 2019 power rankings. No. 1 will be revealed on July 31,...

49ers could have eye on these edge rushers at NFL combine

The 49ers need an edge rusher. Have needed one since they cut Aldon Smith after his third DUI arrest in 2015. But they haven’t made a serious effort to draft one. Three years in a row, they spent a first-round...

Preseason Week 1 NFL-wide headlines

Robert Quinn has a fracture of his hand. Stephen Jones said he expects Quinn to undergo surgery. Jones expects him to be ready for Week 1.— Calvin Watkins (@calvinwatkins) August 7, 2019 We start with some unfortunate news...

Quinnen Williams is perfect fit for today’s NFL

SANTA CLARA, CA - JANUARY 07: Quinnen Williams #92 of the Alabama Crimson Tide looks on against the Clemson Tigers in the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T at Levi's Stadium on January 7, 2019 in...

NFL predictions 2019: Cowboys clip Eagles, Giants dip with Redskins in NFC East

The NFC East, in line with its recent history, was one of the NFL's tightest and toughest divisions last season. The Cowboys (10-6) edged out the Eagles (9-7) to take back the division title, while the Redskins (7-9) and...

2018 NFL Week 8 takeaways – What we learned from every team and what...

The Eagles and Seahawks boosted their playoff chances with wins on Sunday; and Pittsburgh and Cincinnati kept pace with wins in a tight AFC North race.All that and more in Week 8's biggest takeaways from NFL Nation.Jump to...

Watch for Her on the NFL Sidelines | The Huddle

Jennifer King knows she has to study twice as hard. Even before she became the Carolina Panthers’ first female coaching intern, she pored over playbooks and delved into areas of football strategy she felt were a weakness. Mind you,...

NFL Draft: Giants to host Washington’s Taylor Rapp, Louisiana Tech’s Jaylon Ferguson for top...

With three of the top 37 picks in the NFL Draft and holes to fill at all levels of the defense, the Giants are casting a wide net for their top 30 prospect visits. Washington safety Taylor...

Toni Harris starred in Super Bowl ad, wants NFL career

CLOSE Ad Meter 2019: In Toyota's 2019 Super Bowl, the company shows us why perceptions are meant to be shattered. USA TODAYThere are people in this world who say no. People who say...