• Vikings Support WR Michael Floyd, Say They Encouraged Him To Kombucha Drink Tea

    NFL Trade Rumors "Vikings COO Kevin Warren recently wrote a letter to WR Michael Floyd’s attorney, Robert Feinberg, who added it to their defense motion urging Judge Statia Hendrix to cancel Floyd’s hearing and reinstate electronic monitoring for the remaining five days of his home arrest. Floyd failed three..." June 24

  • Archie Manning says Gase contacted Peyton after Tannehill injury

    Miami Herald "Dolphins coach Adam Gase reached out to retired quarterback Peyton Manning in the immediate aftermath of Ryan Tannehill’s knee injury last December. That’s according to Peyton’s father, Archie, who revealed that nugget in an interview with The New Orleans Times Picayune on Friday. Archie..." June 24

  • CAA Signs Green Bay Packers’ Aaron Rodgers

    Variety "Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has signed with CAA’s sports division for commercial representation. CAA will explore opportunities for Rodgers in film, television, endorsements, speaking, business development, digital media, publishing, philanthropy, and other areas. “Beyond being..." June 24

  • Derek Carr: I'll hand it to Marshawn on 1-yard line

    NFL.com "It's pretty good to be Derek Carr these days. A new $125 million contract. As much Chick-fil-A as any human could ever want. The trendy Super Bowl buzz. And a new toy on offense in Marshawn Lynch. Pairing Lynch on the ground with the ascending Carr-Amari Cooper tandem in the air makes..." June 24

  • Martellus Bennett reveals key differences between Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers

    CBS Sports "Martellus Bennett spent the first four years of his NFL career in Dallas, where his quarterback was Tony Romo. When his time in Big D was done, he went to New York to play with Eli Manning and the Giants. After that, he spent three years in Chicago playing with Jay Cutler. Through eight seasons,..." June 24

  • Derek Carr wanted to leave money for teammates

    Pro Football Talk "Raiders G.M. Reggie McKenzie now wants to sign some of quarterback Derek Carr’s teammates, and Carr wants to be sure McKenzie can. “The main thing that I could just remember was all along the way, I was like, ‘How do we keep my teammates?’” Carr said at Friday’s press conference regarding his..." June 24

  • Aaron Hernandez case takes another twist after prosecution files appeal

    CBS Sports "The Aaron Hernandez murder conviction that was overturned following his suicide in April could get overturned again if prosecutors get their way. Before his death, Hernandez was in jail because he was serving a life sentence after being found guilty for the June 2013 shooting death of Odin..." June 24

  • 7 more Jets veterans who could be dumped after 2017 season, including Matt Forte

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Jets this offseason have cut loose 10 veteran players and traded another (strong safety Calvin Pryor). This is all part of a get-younger rebuilding process for the Jets. First, though, comes the tear-down. The 10 cuts: cornerback Darrelle Revis, wide receiver Brandon Marshall,..." June 24

  • Adam Gase reached out to Peyton after Ryan Tannehill was injured

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "When Peyton Manning retired from the NFL last year, his father Archie told him to never look back as he turned to the next chapter of his life. But, according to Archie Manning, Peyton had to reject one coach's question about a possible return in 2016, even if it was a joke. The paternal..." June 24

  • Kerley wishes teams would ask him about Kaepernick

    Pro Football Talk "One of the biggest problems with the various leaks to the media of assumptions and narratives and opinions about Colin Kaepernick is that many of those who are whispering to willing reporters have done no real due diligence about the player. The latest example of a lack of homework comes from one..." June 24

  • What Dak, Zeke bring behind the scenes; teammate says they won't rest until Cowboys win Super Bowl

    Sports Day "Obviously the Cowboys wouldn't have come close to a 13-win year without the standout rookie seasons turned in by Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott. Their contributions, however, were much greater than just what was on display during games. Cowboys veteran wide receiver Cole Beasley recently..." June 24

  • Derek Carr takes hilarious jab at Seahawks for Super Bowl XLIX blunder

    CBS Sports "If the Raiders ever have the ball on the 1-yard line during the waning seconds of a Super Bowl, you can probably safely assume that they won't be making the same mistake the Seahawks made near the end of Super Bowl XLIX. Of course, that was the game where the Seahawks decided to throw it from..." June 24

  • Giants Not Prioritizing Odell Beckham Deal

    Pro Football Rumors "Amid questions over whether the Giants’ Odell Beckham Jr. would stage a holdout this summer, co-owner John Mara said earlier this month that he wants the wide receiver to spend his entire career with Big Blue. Beckham went on to downplay concerns over his current situation – he could play the next..." June 23

  • Vikings’ Michael Floyd expected to be suspended to open season

    Sportsnaut "A preliminary Minnesota Vikings roster projection by Matt Vensel of The Star Tribune doesn’t include an active Michael Floyd. The reason being is that Floyd could likely be facing an NFL suspension for a December 2016 drunk driving arrest. Per the report, if Floyd gets suspended he will not..." June 23

  • With Derek Carr signed, Reggie McKenzie moving on to other extensions

    Pro Football Talk "At the start of a Friday press conference to discuss quarterback Derek Carr’s contract extension, General Manager Reggie McKenzie called it a “big day” for the organization. McKenzie also said that he’s now going to turn his attention toward more big days and big extensions in the future. Carr..." June 23

  • Jay Cutler had no idea there was retirement paperwork, insists playing days are over

    CBS Sports "The careers of Brett Favre and Peyton Manning have made it very difficult to imagine talented quarterbacks like Tony Romo and Jay Cutler walking away from football before the game has dragged every last opportunity out of them. But Romo and Cutler really are gone, each stepping away from football..." June 23

  • Cardinals' Stanton: NFL roster rules make it hard for young QBs to develop

    ESPN "Drew Stanton knows what it’s like to be a young quarterback trying to navigate his way through the NFL. He’s been third string, the backup and the starter. He’s been active and inactive. He’s been demoted and promoted. Entering his 11th NFL season and fourth with the Arizona Cardinals,..." June 23

  • It doesn't sound like Giants are going to get an offseason Beckham contract done

    CBS Sports "There is an asinine narrative floating around Odell Beckham Jr. that involves questioning whether the wide receiver should be a part of the Giants' long-term plans. People like to get concerned with Beckham's off-field antics and question whether he's mature enough to be a franchise..." June 23

  • Robert Kraft on Deflategate: “I don’t hold grudges but I never forget”

    Pro Football Talk "NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said earlier this week that his relationship with Patriots owner Robert Kraft “was never strained” despite the #Deflategate investigation. Kraft may not be reading off the same script. One of the commissioner’s 32 bosses told Claire Atkinson of the New York..." June 23

  • Derek Carr: Deal Structured To Help Team

    Pro Football Rumors "Derek Carr‘s new contract is, in some ways, a record-setter. In other ways, it fell a bit short of what the football world figured he would get in an extension. At a Friday morning press conference, Carr explained that his contract is structured specifically so that the Raiders can also work out..." June 23

  • Chiefs GM John Dorsey was ‘blindsided’ by firing

    Larry Brown Sports "The Kansas City Chiefs made a surprising decision this week to fire general manager John Dorsey, who had been with the team in that role since 2013. Typically moves of that nature come immediately after the season — not two months after the NFL Draft. Something had to have been up, right? If..." June 23

  • Tom Brady is the 2017 MVP favorite

    Pro Football Talk "In his 17 NFL seasons, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has been named NFL MVP only twice. (Loser.) He’s nevertheless the odds-on favorite to win it again. Via Greg Human of the Tampa Bay Times, the Bovada odds for 2017 regular-season MVP show Brady as the 4-1 favorite. Next is Packers..." June 23

  • Robert Kraft: Amazon deal shows where NFL is headed on TV

    New York Post "New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft said the future of NFL broadcasts is in “over the top” deals like the live-streaming agreement the NFL signed with Amazon this spring. Amazon will charge advertisers $2.8 million for an “OTT” ad package around its 10 Thursday night games, Reuters revealed..." June 23

  • What Derek Carr's $125 million extension means for Matthew Stafford

    Detroit Free Press "There’s a new a highest-paid player in the NFL, but chances are he won’t have that title for long. Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr finalized a long-term contract extension today, reportedly worth $125 million over five years. Carr’s contract immediately becomes the new baseline for..." June 23

  • Green Bay 'absolutely' could host NFL draft

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "After surveying the NFL draft in Philadelphia, two community representatives believe Green Bay has what it takes to host the event. Whether it will get the chance is up to the NFL, but after attending the three-day draft April 27-29 in Philadelphia, Brad Toll and Aaron Popkey believe the..." June 23

  • Seahawks team up with pro sports franchises in Seattle to champion LGBTQ equality

    Sportsnaut "In an effort to support and advance gender equality in all sports, the Seattle Seahawks have teamed up with Athlete Ally. The announcement was made on the team’s official website. Athlete Ally is a non-profit organization which the Seahawks and four other Seattle professional sports teams have..." June 23

  • Jenkins, McCourty among NFLers funding youth team that protested anthem

    ESPN "A youth football team that had its season canceled amid fallout for protesting during the national anthem is starting anew, and with the backing of an NFL player coalition. Malcolm Jenkins and Torrey Smith of the Philadelphia Eagles; New England Patriots defensive back Devin McCourty; and..." June 23

  • Family of man who fell, died at Denver Broncos game sends Stadium District notice to sue Loading

    NBC News 9 Colorado "As the people who run Mile High look for a new name for the stadium, they're also facing a likely lawsuit from the family of a man who died there during a Denver Broncos game last fall. Jason Coy, from Miliken, went over a handrail in October 2016 and fell about 60 feet inside the Northeast..." June 23

  • Amazon to charge $2.8 million for TNF ad packages

    Reuters "Amazon.com Inc is looking to charge advertisers $2.8 million for packages that include 30-second spots during the Thursday night National Football League games it will stream live to its Prime customers this coming season, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters. The offering will be..." June 23

  • Panthers star LUUUUKE Kuechly becomes national soup-selling spokesman

    Charlotte Observer "It’s been a pretty good week for Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly. Despite missing the final six games of the 2016 season with a concussion, Kuechly still was ranked as the league’s 20th best player by his NFL peers. Kuechly was ranked No. 7 a year ago. Still, he is the highest-ranking..." June 23

  • Titans' blazing-fast rookie complements DeMarco Murray, Derrick Henry

    Tennessean "The Titans had plenty of deficiencies to address this offseason, and with DeMarco Murray and Derrick Henry in the backfield, their third-ranked rushing attack wasn’t a priority. But after filling the gaping holes in the roster, the Titans used their final draft pick, the 241st overall selection..." June 23

  • Is Rams' 2017 defense a top-five unit under Wade Phillips?

    ESPN "Wade Phillips has taken over nine different defenses, as a defensive coordinator or a head coach, and nearly every single one of them improved significantly in the first year. He has served a combined 34 seasons in those roles. In 18 of those seasons, his defenses finished within the top 10 in..." June 23

  • Trump to nominate Jets owner Johnson as U.S. ambassador to Britain

    Business Insider "US President Donald Trump will nominate National Football League team owner Woody Johnson as US ambassador to Britain, the White House said on Thursday. Johnson, a billionaire investor and owner of the New York Jets, will require Senate confirmation to take up the diplomatic post. Johnson's..." June 23

  • Chiefs To Start GM Search Immediately

    Pro Football Rumors "After firing general manager John Dorsey earlier today, the Chiefs intend to begin their search for a new GM immediately, according to Field Yates of ESPN.com (Twitter link). Kansas City will consider both internal and external candidates for the position, per Yates, and has a “loose goal” of..." June 22

  • Women accuse former Saints, Rams defensive lineman Tyrunn Walker of rape in Lafayette

    The Advocate "Lafayette authorities are wrapping up an investigation into claims of sexual assault lodged by two women against Tyrunn Walker, a New Iberia native and former defensive lineman for the New Orleans Saints. Investigators declined to discuss the inquiry, which has been underway since March, but..." June 22

  • Andy Reid signs extension with Chiefs

    NFL.com "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 pleased by the success the franchise has sustained..." June 22

  • Kansas City Chiefs and General Manager John Dorsey part ways effective immediately

    KMBC "The Kansas City Chiefs have announced the team and General Manager John Dorsey have agreed to part ways - effective immediately. “I notified John that we would not be extending his contract beyond the 2017 season, and after consideration, we felt it was in his best interests and the best..." June 22

  • Jameis Winston tired of hearing other QB’s names listed above his

    Sportsnaut "In terms of greatness, Jameis Winston has yet to reach the pinnacle of his profession. However, that hasn’t stopped the Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback from dreaming about being the game’s greatest quarterback. Even before being drafted, he made it clear he was aiming to supplant the GOAT, Tom..." June 22

  • John Mara says Eli Manning has “a lot of years left”

    Pro Football Talk "In 2014, Giants co-owner John Mara said Eli Manning was still “in his prime and still has a lot of good years left.” Three years later, Mara has repeated the same. “We think he’s got a lot of years left in him,” Mara told WFAN on Thursday, via Dan Duggan of the Newark Star-Ledger. The..." June 22

  • Giants owner: 'I wish we had another dozen players like' Beckham

    Newark Star-Ledger "How does Giants co-owner John Mara feel about star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.? "I wish we had another dozen players like him," Mara said during an interview with Mike Francesa on WFAN on Thursday afternoon. While a dozen players with Beckham's talent is a tantalizing thought, the Giants..." June 22

  • Ray Lewis continues to be a vocal critic of Colin Kaepernick

    Sportress of Blogitude "Ray Lewis made waves at the onset of the 2016 NFL season by harshly criticizing Colin Kaepernick over his national anthem protest, saying in part the quarterback should “take the flag out of it.” The former Baltimore Ravens great, who was recently hired by FOX as an analyst, doubled down on his..." June 22

  • Antonio Brown freaks everyone out wearing Panthers helmet practicing at home

    Yardbarker "Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown’s life is practically an open book. He updates his social media accounts multiple times a day showing off and documenting his rigorous exercise habits. On Wednesday, Brown posted a Snapchat of himself wearing a Carolina Panthers helmet while..." June 22

  • Saints sign Ryan Ramczyk

    Pro Football Talk "Add the Saints to the list of teams with all of their draft picks signed. The Saints moved into that column on Thursday by announcing that first-round tackle Ryan Ramczyk has signed with the team. Ramczyk, the 32nd overall pick of the draft, signed a four-year deal with a team option for a..." June 22

  • Jets LB Lorenzo Mauldin turned himself in, arrested for misdemeanor assault

    Sportsnaut "New York Jets linebacker Lorenzo Mauldin has reportedly turned himself in to police and has been charged with misdemeanor assault in connection with an alleged nightclub incident in April. According to TMZ Sports, “Law enforcement sources confirm the 24-year-old turned himself into authorities..." June 22

  • What would Tom Brady get, if he pushed for top dollar?

    Pro Football Talk "The Derek Carr contract raises plenty of questions regarding the deals to come for plenty of quarterbacks. But not for Tom Brady. While the Patriots could find a way to funnel some extra cash to the most underpaid player in the league as a supplement to a current agreement that runs through..." June 22

  • Raiders, Derek Carr finalize 5-year, $125M extension

    NFL.com "The NFL's richest man now resides in Oakland. The Raiders on Thursday signed Derek Carr to a five-year, $125 million extension, according to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, per sources. The deal would elevate Carr over Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck as the league’s highest paid..." June 22

  • Andy Dalton: Players aren’t thinking about Marvin Lewis’ contract situation

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The opening of the Cincinnati Bengals’ 50th training camp on July 27 will mark an occasion that is happening for just the second time in a decade – head coach Marvin Lewis coaching out his contract. Team president and owner Mike Brown and Lewis did not come to an agreement on what had seemed..." June 22

  • Cam Newton is a great leader, unless he isn’t

    Pro Football Talk "Cam Newton makes people stupid. And sometimes, he makes them say things which are the opposite of things they said previously. In a classic case of late-June hot-takery, former NFL defensive lineman Booger McFarland has declared Panthers quarterback Cam Newton a phony. “People I talk to..." June 22

  • Michael Vick’s dad charged in massive heroin ring

    New York Post "The father of ex-Jets quarterback Michael Vick was among 12 people busted in a massive drug ring in North Carolina, according to an indictment that was unsealed Wednesday. Michael Boddie, 55, is accused of running a “large-scale heroin distribution operation” between January 2014 and May 2017...." June 22

  • Marcus Mariota, Tennessee Titans producing growing buzz for 2017

    Oregonian "Marcus Mariota's breakout season in 2016 has led to high expectations for the Tennessee Titans quarterback in 2017. Based on the jump in productivity from his rookie season in 2015 to his second season in 2016 - a year in which he threw for 3,426 yards with 26 touchdowns and just nine..." June 22