• Eagles fan says Giants' Brandon Marshall spit on him in heated pregame argument

    CBS Sports "Odell Beckham Jr. was not the only New York Giants wide receiver trying to stir up the Philadelphia crowd during Sunday's game with the Eagles. As he took the field, where his Giants were bested by a 61-yard game-winning field goal as time expired, Brandon Marshall was seen arguing with an..." September 25

  • Roethlisberger Statement On Team’s Anthem Decision: ‘I Wish We Approached It Differently’

    Steelers Depot "I was unable to sleep last night and want to share my thoughts and feelings on our team’s decision to remain in the tunnel for the National Anthem yesterday. The idea was to be unified as a team when so much attention is paid to things dividing our country, but I wish we approached it differently...." September 25

  • Eric Reid: Why Colin Kaepernick and I Decided to Take a Knee

    New York Times "In early 2016, I began paying attention to reports about the incredible number of unarmed black people being killed by the police. The posts on social media deeply disturbed me, but one in particular brought me to tears: the killing of Alton Sterling in my hometown Baton Rouge, La. This could have..." September 25

  • Rams’ Ethan Westbrooks arrested on gun charges

    Sportsnaut "Los Angeles Rams defensive lineman Ethan Westbrooks was reportedly arrested over the weekend by Bakersfield Police in California for possession of an unregistered gun. “Westbrooks was stopped this weekend by police in Bakersfield for speeding when sources say police found a firearm not..." September 25

  • Some Cowboys Players Plan to Break Ranks & Protest During Anthem Because They’re Tired of Being Seen as Puppets

    Black Sports Online "This is a polarizing issue when you head coach is telling you he doesn’t think it is appropriate and the owner is on record saying the anthem isn’t the time nor place to protest if you do it you are taking a risk. Cowboys players have been hearing what is being said about them. That they are..." September 25

  • Cowboys players reportedly advised not to kneel, protest during national anthem

    Larry Brown Sports "Jerry Jones has openly stated that he does not agree with players taking a knee during the national anthem, so it is no surprise that we have yet to see any Dallas Cowboys players take part in the protests. And while Jones has not ordered anyone on his team to avoid anthem protests, his opinion on..." September 25

  • Josh Norman: Trump is 'not my president ... not welcome in Washington, DC'

    CBS Sports "Sunday ended how it began -- with a lopsided victory preceded by protests of unity during the national anthem in response to comments by President Trump. Trump, at a rally Friday in Alabama, said: "Wouldn't you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say,..." September 25

  • Louisiana lawmaker: New Orleans Saints should lose state support after player protests

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Offended by New Orleans Saints players who protested by sitting during the national anthem Sunday (Sept. 24), state House Rep. Kenny Havard, R-Jackson, called for Louisiana's government to pull state funding, tax breaks and other support from Louisiana's professional football franchise...." September 25

  • Adam Gase doesn’t mince words, calls Dolphins’ offense ‘garbage’

    Sportsnaut "Adam Gase isn’t pleased with his team’s offensive effort. The Miami Dolphins’ coach made no attempt to hide that fact when asked about it on Monday. Well, then. Why don’t you tell us how you really feel? Gase did lead Miami to the playoffs in 2016, his first year as the team’s head coach...." September 25

  • Steelers' Alejandro Villanueva has highest-selling gear in past 24 hours

    ESPN "Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman Alejandro Villanueva became the best-selling player in the NFL by midday Monday. A spokesman for Fanatics, which runs the NFL's online store, confirmed to ESPN that, over the past 24 hours, more Villanueva gear, including jerseys and name and number..." September 25

  • Eagles will 'file away' Giants' Odell Beckham Jr.'s 'dog peeing' celebration

    Newark Star-Ledger "Eagles head coach Doug Pederson says that his team won't soon forget Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham's pantomiming a dog urinating in the Lincoln Financial Field after catching a touchdown in the fourth quarter of Sunday's 27-24 Eagles win. Beckham made a leaping reception near the back of..." September 25

  • Roger Goodell: I’m proud of way our league responded this weekend

    Pro Football Talk "NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell released a statement on Saturday morning in reaction to President Trump’s Friday night call for the league to get rid of “son of a bitch” players who don’t stand during the playing of the national anthem and his words were followed by many others from owners, players..." September 25

  • Lavonte David will miss at least a month with ankle injury

    Larry Brown Sports "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers looked lost on defense in a 34-17 loss to the Minnesota Vikings in Week 3, and things could get even worse going forward without one of their most important defensive players. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, an MRI revealed that linebacker Lavonte David suffered..." September 25

  • Undisciplined Giants won't dig out of this 0-3 hole, and that's on Ben McAdoo

    Newark Star-Ledger "Forget the game-winning field goal, even if, for the 69,569 delirious Eagles fans at Lincoln Financial Field, it was pretty much the definition of unforgettable. Jake Elliott's incredible 61-yard kick was the play that beat the Giants on Saturday afternoon and -- let's face it -- likely ended..." September 25

  • Patriots players get booed at home for kneeling during the national anthem

    CBS Sports "Like most teams around the NFL on Sunday, the New England Patriots decided to protest racial injustice by kneeling for the national anthem before their game against the Texans. However, unlike most teams, the Patriots nearly got booed off the field by their own fans. The team's decision to..." September 25

  • Donald Trump continues to take shots at NFL over flag

    Pro Football Talk "If the NFL was hoping Donald Trump would move on to another issue, they were mistaken. The President continued his war on the NFL via Twitter this morning, holding up NASCAR (where owners threatened to fire drivers or crew members who protested during the anthem) as the model for sporting..." September 25

  • Jim Kelly Lost Respect for LeSean McCoy

    ESPN "After about a dozen Buffalo Bills players kneeled during the national anthem before Sunday's game against the Denver Broncos, Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly called for the team to "STAND" and lock arms in unity next Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons. Kelly stated his desire in an Instagram..." September 25

  • Alejandro Villanueva appearance surprised Steelers during anthem

    ESPN "Alejandro Villanueva's emergence from the Soldier Field tunnel during Sunday's national anthem surprised many members of the Pittsburgh Steelers, a source told ESPN. Villanueva, a former Army Ranger who served terms in Afghanistan, was the lone Steeler to appear despite an expectation from..." September 25

  • Derek Carr wants all the blame for loss to Washington

    Pro Football Talk "Nothing went right for the Raiders last night. But quarterback Derek Carr got all the money, so he’s willing to take all the blame. Via Scott Bair of NBC Sports Bay Area, Carr was prepared to take all the criticism for his own and the team’s awful showing in last night’s 27-10 loss at..." September 25

  • NFLPA has concerns about Patriots’ new field

    Pro Football Talk "The Patriots sufficiently disliked the the playing surface they’d installed in May to remove it after two preseason games, one practice. and one regular-season game. The NFL Players Association doesn’t like what they replaced it with. “Player Health and Safety remains a top priority of the..." September 25

  • Tom Brady calls President Donald Trump's comments 'just divisive'

    ESPN "New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady directly addressed remarks by President Donald Trump on Monday morning, saying, "I certainly disagree with what he said. I thought it was just divisive." Brady's willingness to answer the question, which came during his weekly interview on sports radio..." September 25

  • Darren Sproles tore ACL in addition to breaking arm

    Pro Football Talk "Eagles running back Darren Sproles left Sunday’s game against the Giants after getting hurt in the first half and a report on Sunday night indicated that he broke his arm. Sproles reportedly suffered another serious injury as well. Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen of ESPN report that Sproles..." September 25

  • Von Miller takes blame for Broncos’ loss after strange penalty

    Larry Brown Sports "Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller took responsibility for a strange unsportsmanlike conduct penalty that allowed the Buffalo Bills to put the game away on Sunday. Late in the fourth quarter, with the Broncos down 23-16, it looked like Denver had made a third down stop that would force the..." September 25

  • Redskins' Josh Norman rips Raiders receivers: 'Do not run your mouth'

    ESPN "Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman did what Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr couldn't do much of during the game: target his receivers. But Norman did it with a postgame tirade, fueled by what he said was pregame banter. Norman said some Raiders receivers let him and the Redskins'..." September 25

  • Jaylon Smith: No mental hurdle returning to site of severe knee injury

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Jaylon Smith doesn’t anticipate any mental hurdles when he returns to University of Phoenix Stadium on Monday night, the site where he sustained a major knee injury on Jan. 1, 2016. On that fateful night at the Fiesta Bowl, Smith saw his draft status plummet and a long road to recovery arise...." September 25

  • Jaguars TE Marcedes Lewis has career day in win over Ravens

    Jacksonville Times-Union "Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles completed 31 passes in the first two games. None were caught by tight end Marcedes Lewis. Bortles attempted 55 passes in the win over Houston and the loss to Tennessee. Lewis was the intended target only four times. But Lewis broke out during the Jaguars’..." September 25

  • Jets rookie centerpiece looks good as advertised on defense

    New York Post "If it wasn’t obvious before, it certainly is now. Rookie safety Jamal Adams is the real deal. And for a Jets organization in the early stages of a rebuild, that is perhaps the most positive takeaway from their 20-6 win over the Dolphins on Sunday. Heading into the season, expectations were..." September 25

  • Deshaun Watson, Texans encouraged by his performance

    Houston Chronicle "Especially considering it was just his second NFL start and he's 22-years-old, Texans rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson had reason to be encouraged by his performance in a loss to the New England Patriots. Watson parlayed his elusiveness, athleticism and instincts into a strong game as he..." September 25

  • Darren Sproles Believed To Have Broken Arm, Out Indefinitely

    NFL Trade Rumors "Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Eagles RB Darren Sproles is believed to have sustained a broken arm during Sunday’s game against the Giants. According to Rapoport, Sproles will still undergo an MRI on Monday to determine the severity of the injury, but he will be out..." September 25

  • Donald Trump Jr. takes a swipe at the NFL, too

    Pro Football Talk "They say football is family. Bashing the National Football League apparently is family, too. Donald Trump Jr. has chimed in regarding the issue his father took to unprecedented heights two nights ago, with this message on Twitter posted within the last hour: “If only Roger Goodell cared as much..." September 25

  • Josh Norman reminds us of America's most effective form of protest

    Sporting News "Josh Norman was flabbergasted that President Donald Trump used the phrase "son of a bitch" to refer to NFL players who engage in protests during the national anthem. That doesn't mean the loquacious Norman was left unable to respond, of course. And, befitting a D.C.-area athlete, he vowed to..." September 25

  • NFL Aiming To Expand London Schedule

    Pro Football Rumors "The NFL remains intent on gauging whether or not a franchise could function as a full-time London operation. To measure this, the league wants a team to play in multiple London games during a season. NFL executive VP of international Mark Waller said more games coming to London in subsequent..." September 25

  • Report | Saints to re-sign John Kuhn

    Fanrag Sports "Just three days after he was released by the team, John Kuhn is expected to be re-signed by the New Orleans Saints ahead of the team’s trip to London, reported by the New Orleans Times-Picayune. According to Josh Katzenstein of the Times-Picayune, Kuhn, who was released by the Saints on Thursday,..." September 25

  • Teams will not be fined by NFL for staying in locker room during anthem

    Larry Brown Sports "Three NFL teams could be facing discipline from the league for not going onto the field during the national anthem on Sunday, but it sounds like they will not be fined. Multiple players across the NFL staged protests during the national anthems in response to President Trump’s harsh comments..." September 24

  • Saints coach Sean Payton on President Trump: 'We need a little bit more wisdom in that office'

    USA Today "New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton has never been one to shy away from social issues. And he's not staying mum when it comes to his opinion of President Donald Trump. "I would say, personally, I'm disappointed in the comments that were made. I think we need a little bit more wisdom in that..." September 24

  • Brees disagrees with Trump: Comments 'unbecoming to the office'

    The Advocate "Drew Brees commented extensively on the protests of the national anthem that dominated the NFL on Sunday in response to President Donald Trump's Friday comments in Alabama that players who protest the anthem should be fired. Ten Saints players sat during the national anthem, and four more stood..." September 24

  • McCoy doubles down on comments, says Trump 'acting like a jerk'

    Pro Football Talk "Bills running back LeSean McCoy remained on knee or stretched during the national anthem before Sunday’s game against the Broncos in a change from what he’s done in the past and he confirmed after the game that his decision was a reaction to President Donald Trump’s comments this weekend. “I..." September 24

  • Seahawks/Titans to stay in locker room during anthem

    247 Sports "The Seattle Seahawks and Tennessee Titans have come to a joint decision on the national anthem. According to MMQB's Albert Breer, both teams will stay in the locker room as the anthem is played. Naturally, the optics will make for a very empty sideline scenario. The players are expected to..." September 24

  • Trump praises players locking arms during anthem, still opposed to kneeling

    Washington Post "NFL players across the country sent a powerful message to President Trump, responding to his speech and latest tweet urging owners to “fire or suspend” players who protest by not standing for the national anthem. The nationwide display was one the president praised in a midafternoon tweet, in..." September 24

  • Baltimore Ravens bench Joe Flacco for Ryan Mallett

    ALL 22 "The Baltimore Ravens have benched starting quarterback Joe Flacco in favor of Ryan Mallett in London. The Ravens are getting routed 44-0 by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the fourth quarter on Sunday. Flacco had completed 8 of 18 passes for 28 yards and 2 interceptions, and the Ravens offense has..." September 24

  • Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers post messages of 'unity' as unprecedented NFL Sunday dawns

    Sporting News "Tom Brady's relationship with and feelings about Donald Trump have been a source of speculation since before the 2016 presidential election. With Trump at the forefront of the conversation around the NFL on Sunday after his criticism of the league's players the previous two days, Brady weighed..." September 24

  • Steelers LT & Army Vet Alejandro Villanueva Stood Alone In Tunnel During National Anthem

    Total Pro Sports "An hour before their game against the Bears, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin announced that no players from the team would be on the field during the playing of the national anthem, and social media went wild. When the anthem began, cameras caught Steelers left tackle Alejandro..." September 24

  • Rex Ryan wishes he never supported Donald Trump: 'I'm pissed off'

    CBS Sports "Back in April 2016, then-Bills coach Rex Ryan agreed to introduce then-presidential candidate Donald Trump at a rally in Buffalo, a decision Ryan now regrets. On Friday, during a speech in Alabama, Trump said this about the players who have taken a knee during the national anthem to protest..." September 24

  • Steelers will not participate in national anthem

    Sportsnet "In the wake of United States President Donald Trump’s controversial comments about NFL players kneeling during the national anthem, it seems like the subsequent reaction across the league is even stronger than it was on Saturday. According to CBS Sports’ Jamie Erdahl, the Pittsburgh Steelers..." September 24

  • Chargers reached out to Darrelle Revis

    Fanrag Sports "Longtime NFL cornerback Darrelle Revis still does not have a job with Week 3 of the 2017 regular season now on the immediate horizon. However, according to a Sunday morning report from Adam Schefter of ESPN, at least one team has reached out to the former All-Pro defensive back. “The Los..." September 24

  • Andrew Luck expected to begin practicing this week

    ESPN "Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck is expected to begin practicing as early as this week, a major step toward his eventual return to the playing field, according to sources familiar with Luck's rehabilitation from shoulder surgery in mid-January. Sources say Luck will likely require two..." September 24

  • Derek Wolfe: If you don’t think America is greatest country, why do you stay?

    Pro Football Talk "NFL players were active on social media on Saturday in response to President Donald Trump urging NFL teams to fire any “son of a bitch” who protests the national anthem and they were uniformly negative about the President’s point of view. Broncos defensive end Derek Wolfe issued a statement via..." September 24

  • Jaguars owner joins players during anthem protest in first game since Trump’s NFL remarks

    Washington Post "Less than three hours after President Trump called on NFL owners to suspend or fire players who protest during the national anthem, the Baltimore Ravens and Jacksonville Jaguars — the first teams to play on Sunday — linked arms or took a knee during the playing of “The Star-Spangled Banner” before..." September 24

  • Ray Lewis kneels with the Ravens during the anthem

    Pro Football Talk "Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis has found himself previously in the center of the Colin Kaepernick controversy, whose unemployment traces (whether anyone admits it or not) to his decision to become the first player to not stand during the national anthem. On Sunday in London, Lewis took a knee along..." September 24

  • Trump urges fans to boycott NFL in ongoing criticism of flag-kneeling players

    Fox News Sports "President Trump on Sunday extended his attack on NFL players who kneel during the national anthem, and suggested fans boycott games as he continued his call for team owners to “fire or suspend” the offenders. “If NFL fans refuse to go to games until players stop disrespecting our Flag &..." September 24