• Aaron Donald Not Present at Rams Training Camp Amid Contract Holdout

    Bleacher Report "Los Angeles Rams defensive lineman Aaron Donald remains absent as the Rams prepare to begin training camp practices Saturday as he angles for a new contract. Jarrett Bell‏ of USA Today noted Donald missed Friday's reporting deadline for Rams veterans. Alden Gonzalez of ESPN and Ian Rapoport of..." July 28

  • Donald Penn not reporting to Raiders camp

    Pro Football Talk "One of the reasons why the Raiders made the playoffs last year and are considered a good bet to make it back this year is the strength of their offensive line. Left tackle Donald Penn is part of that strength, but the Raiders may have some work to do to get him in camp with the rest of the..." July 28

  • John Lynch: Carlos Hyde ‘flipped a switch’ in offseason

    CSN Bay Area "Carlos Hyde has been the 49ers' unchallenged starter since the organization allowed Frank Gore to leave in free agency after the 2014 season. Finally, he has been challenged. The 49ers drafted Joe Williams in the fourth round, signed veteran Tim Hightower and acquired Kapri Bibbs in a trade...." July 28

  • 49ers ink Solomon Thomas, previously highest unsigned draft pick

    Sportsnaut "Solomon Thomas was the highest selected player from the 2017 NFL Draft to have not signed a contract. The Stanford defensive end holds that distinction no longer. Thomas — the No. 3 overall pick of the San Francisco 49ers, officially signed with the team on Friday morning. General manager John..." July 28

  • Ravens John Urschel Gives Details On How CTE Report Led To Early Retirement

    Black Sports Online "John Urschel is more than a football player and his early retirement solidifies that. Urschel played guard and center for the Baltimore Ravens 2014-16. Urschel retired because he wants to pursue his doctorate in mathematics at the Michigan Institute of Technology. Urschel’s retirement..." July 28

  • Brock Osweiler denies taking shot at Texans with ‘fundamentals’ comment

    Larry Brown Sports "Cleveland Browns quarterback Brock Osweiler denied that he was taking a shot at his former team, the Houston Texans, when discussing how he was being coached on fundamentals by his new coaching staff. Osweiler’s comment last month about how nice it is to be coached regularly on fundamentals..." July 28

  • Why David Johnson Should Be Drafted No. 1 Overall in Fantasy Football

    The Sports Post "Fast-forward to late August. Suddenly, fantasy footballers around the world will find themselves in a familiarly exciting but stressful situation. Having the No. 1 overall pick in a fantasy draft is a blessing. But the yearly debate is even harder to decipher this season. Which player should come..." July 28

  • Ben Roethlisberger says retirement remains an option after 2017

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said Friday that retirement remains an option after the upcoming season. Roethlisberger was speaking on the second day of training camp in Latrobe, Pa. Roethlisberger also addressed what former offensive coordinator Bruce Arians wrote in his recent..." July 28

  • Mike Tomlin says 'there are consequences' for Le'Veon Bell's absence

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell did not report to training camp Thursday, and there are no signals from his camp about when, or if, he will arrive. Coach Mike Tomlin said there are consequences for Bell for not reporting on time, but the Steelers cannot punish him in any way because he is..." July 28

  • Flacco insists back injury is minor, says Week 1 status not in doubt

    CBS Sports "Flacco's absence from practice is mostly due to stiffness in his back rather than a disc problem, CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports. Flacco's back injury was initially described as a disc issue, but it thankfully appears that his impediment is more so related to stiffness. The quarterback's..." July 28

  • Ezekiel Elliott absence would be particularly problematic in September

    Pro Football Talk "If, as some assume, the NFL imposes a short suspension as soon as today on Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones will be livid. For obvious reasons. But Elliott’s absence creates a somewhat non-obvious problem for the Cowboys. In the first month of each regular season,..." July 28

  • Mychal Kendricks asked Eagles to trade or release him in January

    CSN Philly "Eagles linebacker Mychal Kendricks confirmed that he requested to be released or traded at the end of the 2016 season. Kendricks has been the subject of trade rumors for the past few seasons, but after he played a dramatically reduced role in '16, a move seemed more likely than ever...." July 28

  • Titans waive Sebastian Tretola less than a week after he was shot in leg

    Tennessean "The Titans released guard Sebastian Tretola, their sixth-round draft pick out of Arkansas in 2016, and undrafted rookie linebacker Johnny Ragin III on Friday to create roster spots for veteran linebacker Erik Walden and undrafted rookie guard Jake Simonich. Tretola had a turbulent offseason. He..." July 28

  • Steelers expected to announce extension for Mike Tomlin soon

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The Steelers are expected to announce soon they have reached a contract extension with coach Mike Tomlin, a source told the Post-Gazette. Tomlin has two years left on an extension that was announced July 23, 2015 that takes him through the 2018 season. Traditionally, the Steelers extend their..." July 28

  • Raiders, Gareon Conley “making progress”

    Pro Football Talk "As the Oakland Raiders prepare to conduct their first training-camp practice on Saturday, there’s still a chance that their first-round pick will be present and accounted for. Per a league source, the Raiders and cornerback Gareon Conley are “making progress” on a contract, but they’ve not yet..." July 28

  • Giants putting Eli Manning on 'pitch count' ahead of 14th season

    ESPN "The New York Giants are ready to ease up on quarterback Eli Manning as he enters his 14th professional season. He may even be on a football "pitch count" with his throws limited as the summer and season progress. It seems almost sacrosanct for an ironman quarterback who has never missed a..." July 28

  • Jerry Jones expects decision on Elliott case 'imminently'

    Pro Football Talk "Jerry Jones expects a decision from the league soon on Ezekiel Elliott. Though Jones said he doesn’t know what the NFL will rule, the Cowboys owner reiterated his belief that Elliott did nothing that deserves a suspension. “I think we’ll have a decision imminently,” Jones told Alex Marvez and..." July 28

  • McCarthy: Packers need to 'take care' of Rodgers' arm

    ESPN "Aaron Rodgers probably won’t play much this preseason; that’s nothing new for a quarterback who played only two series in one exhibition game last season. But he won’t be easing his way into training camp, either. There was Rodgers on Thursday, taking his usual snaps with the starting offense..." July 28

  • Seahawks to sign Marcus Smith

    CSN Philly "It didn't take Marcus Smith long to find a new home, and he landed in a pretty good spot: Seattle. Smith, released by the Eagles on Wednesday after three disappointing seasons, tweeted out Friday morning, "12th man let's get it, God is so good!" Seattle fans are commonly referred to as the..." July 28

  • Chiefs, Seahawks swap linebackers

    Pro Football Talk "The Seahawks and Chiefs made a trade on Friday involving a pair of linebackers. The Seahawks are sending Kevin Pierre-Louis to Kansas City and they will receive D.J. Alexander in return. Pierre-Louis was a fourth-round pick in 2014 and has played 34 games while making one start over his..." July 28

  • Steelers’ Marcus Gilbert sued by man he allegedly body slammed

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Steelers offensive tackle Marcus Gilbert is the target of a lawsuit filed Thursday by a 54-year-old Highland Park man who claims the 6-foot-6, 330-pound lineman slammed him to the ground during a confrontation outside Mr. Gilbert’s home in Wexford. Larry Parker claims in the suit, filed in..." July 28

  • Lane Johnson on PEDs: I’m not Steve Lattimer from ‘The Program’

    Philly.com "Lane Johnson reported to Eagles training camp Wednesday as large as he’s been since coming to the Eagles in 2013 – and he insists he’s only eating and training, avoiding the supplements that earned him a 10-game suspension last season. “Everybody expects me to be like the Steve Latimer from..." July 28

  • Patriots’ Malcolm Butler aims to be better than last year and then get paid

    Boston Herald "Malcolm Butler feels far more at home on the football field than at the negotiating table, though they may be one in the same in the coming months. Butler was back in uniform with the Patriots yesterday and can now let his work serve as his best negotiating tactic with the powers that be in the..." July 28

  • Leonard Williams: Jets focused on winning SB, not tanking

    Yardbarker "The New York Jets are expected to be one of the worst teams in football this season, and there are some who believe ownership wants it that way so the team can have a shot at drafting its quarterback of the future. Leonard Williams says the players in the locker room do not share that..." July 28

  • Sammy Watkins: 'Don't want to hear no more about the foot'

    ESPN "Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins declared his surgically repaired left foot fully healthy Thursday after he had limited action in the Bills' first practice of training camp. "My job is really to get back in shape and be out there with the guys," Watkins said. "I don't want to hear no..." July 28

  • Eagles' Bradham knows he won't go to jail, doesn't know he won't be suspended

    Philly.com "Nigel Bradham said he had a good offseason. “I stayed out of trouble,” Bradham said. Bradham said it’s a relief to know he isn’t facing jail time, after earlier this month accepting a deferred prosecution deal on a felony assault charge in Miami. That charge arose from a confrontation with a..." July 28

  • Jordan Matthews says knee issue, not contract concerns, kept him from Eagles' spring practices

    ESPN "During team drills Thursday, Eagles wide receiver Jordan Matthews took off down the field, tracked a long toss from quarterback Nick Foles, leaped into the air and wrestled it away from defensive back Randall Goforth in the end zone. After slowly making his way back to the sideline, a bit of a..." July 28

  • Will Seattle give extensions to Justin Britt, Jimmy Graham and Kam Chancellor?

    Seattle Times "With the Seahawks set to open training camp Sunday, one big question is what will happen with three key players who can become unrestricted free agents after the 2017 season — safety Kam Chancellor, tight end Jimmy Graham and center Justin Britt. The Seahawks have considered contract extensions..." July 28

  • Jets are preparing for a lost season, but no one tell them that

    New York Post "NFL teams across the country are reporting to training camp this week with optimism in plentiful supply. Then, there is Jets camp, where optimism is harder to find than front-row seats to “Hamilton.” While talk of playoffs and, in some cases, the Super Bowl is flowing at this time of year,..." July 28

  • Giants are confident and believe one unit will turn it around

    New York Post "There is always uncertainty and for the Giants, the start of training camp this year is not about how bad they might be. The buzz centers on how good they are, and how good they might become. “When a new season starts you never know what you’re going to get,’’ general manager Jerry Reese said..." July 28

  • Kirk Cousins 'at peace' with contract saga as training camp begins for Redskins

    CBS Sports "If any quarterback in America is acclimated to playing out a critical season on a one-year franchise tender, it's Kirk Cousins. Heck, the Washington Redskins are virtually making a cottage industry out of what was once considered a contractual rarity. But with the team assembled Wednesday..." July 28

  • Browns' Jackson: Kizer progressing faster than expected

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "After the first day of Browns training camp, Hue Jackson acknowledged that rookie DeShone Kizer is coming along faster than expected. "Yes, he is,'' Jackson said. "He's understanding the offense. I could take you back to his days at OTAs - he struggled calling the plays. The words were a lot..." July 28

  • Rare showdowns with Joe Thomas will be Myles Garrett’s most valuable learning tool in first camp

    Akron Beacon Journal "The resources Browns rookie defensive end Myles Garrett has available to him are remarkable. Bruce Smith, the NFL’s all-time leader in career sacks and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, wants to mentor Garrett. Gregg Williams, a longtime defensive coordinator, has guided several..." July 28

  • Ravens add arena league QB David Olson with Joe Flacco sidelined

    ESPN "The Baltimore Ravens have agreed to terms with arena league quarterback David Olson, the NFL Network reported Thursday night. The Ravens desperately needed another healthy quarterback after they began training camp Thursday without starter Joe Flacco, who is expected to miss a week because of a..." July 28

  • Raiders to release OL Austin Howard

    CSN Bay Area "The Raiders will release Austin Howard, one of their big free-agent signings from the 2014 offseason. The offensive lineman was informed of his released late Thursday or early Friday, according to a league source. The player confirmed the separation on social media late Thursday night with this..." July 28

  • Jon Gruden pours gasoline on never-ending coaching rumors: “I’m preparing to come back”

    Awful Announcing "Well, it’s time to reset the Jon Gruden Coaching Rumor clock back to zero. The former Raiders and Buccaneers head coach and current Monday Night Football analyst has been at the center of coaching rumors ever since he entered the broadcast booth. The list of jobs that Gruden has been linked to..." July 27

  • Odell Beckham Jr. Says He Wants To Be Highest-Paid Player In NFL

    NFL Trade Rumors "TERRUPTED that he’s looking to become the highest-paid player in the entire NFL, not just the highest-paid receiver. “It’s like the elephant in the room, and you don’t want to talk about it,” Beckham said, via James Kratch of NFL.com. “But I’ve gotten to the point in my life where I’m like,..." July 27

  • Rob Gronkowski, Julio Jones top pass-catchers in 'Madden NFL 18'

    Sporting News "Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski finished last year's reign as the "Madden" cover athlete rated 99 overall, despite an injury that cut his season short. For "Madden NFL 18," he'll begin at 98. Gronkowski is the highest-rated tight end in the game, with Travis Kelce, Jimmy Graham, and Delanie..." July 27

  • Drew Brees doesn't expect, desire contract talks before season

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "For Drew Brees, nothing has changed since January with regards to his contract. The New Orleans Saints quarterback said after last season he planned to play out the final year of his contract in 2017 in order to spend all offseason focused on football. After training camp began Thursday, Brees..." July 27

  • Chiefs owner Clark Hunt says he'd have 'no hesitation' in signing Colin Kaepernick

    USA Today "Kansas City Chiefs owner Clark Hunt said he would have “no hesitation” in signing embattled quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who has yet to sign with a team following a season in which he kneeled during national anthems to advocate against police brutality and racial injustice. Ironically, Chiefs..." July 27

  • Stevan Ridley signing with Broncos after workout with team

    Larry Brown Sports "Stevan Ridley’s workout with the Denver Broncos on Thursday is resulting in a contract with the team. Ridley worked out for the Broncos Thursday and the team decided to sign him to a one-year deal." July 27

  • Steelers' Le'Veon Bell doesn't show for start of camp

    ESPN "Running back Le'Veon Bell did not report to Pittsburgh Steelers training camp with the rest of the team Thursday, leaving his status for the start of the 2017 season uncertain. Bell has yet to sign his $12.12 million franchise tender and, as a result, is not subject to fines for his..." July 27

  • NFL has not cleared Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant for practice

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Steeers wide receiver Martavis Bryant, reinstated on a conditional basis from his season-long suspension in May, has not been fully reinstated by the NFL and cannot practice during training camp until his situation is resolved. General manager Kevin Colbert made the announcement Thursday..." July 27

  • Dez Bryant ready to return to being a top wide receiver again

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant has high expectations to return to his All-Pro form this season. He had a stretch of posting three straights seasons of at least 1,200 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns from 2012-14, but hasn’t reach the 1,000-yard mark the past two seasons. Bryant has..." July 27

  • Teddy Bridgewater: I’m in it for the long haul

    Pro Football Talk "Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater met with the media on Thursday for the first time since suffering the knee injury that kept him from playing at all last season and said that he thought spending the last year rehabbing has made him a better person. Bridgewater said that the injury made him..." July 27

  • Cardale Jones reportedly cried tears of joy when he was traded out of Buffalo

    CBS Sports "Fifteen months ago, Rex Ryan was still the Bills' head coach and the team had just used a fourth-round pick on former Ohio State star Cardale Jones, who was the latest in a long line of quarterbacks to hopefully solve the ongoing quarterback problems in Buffalo. On Wednesday, after one..." July 27

  • Tom Brady is the New York Jets' owner, according to Google

    Sporting News "An amusing screen shot made the Twitter rounds Thursday afternoon — a Google search of the words "New York Jets owner" or "owner of the Jets" and the featured search result being Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, complete with the future Hall of Famer's photo. Sporting News had to try for itself,..." July 27

  • John Harbaugh: Ravens exploring signing Colin Kaepernick

    Sportsnaut "The Baltimore Ravens have lost starting quarterback Joe Flacco for at least a few weeks with a back injury. As such, the team is exploring the possibility of signing Colin Kaepernick, head coach John Harbaugh said on Thursday. Kaepernick has remained unsigned since opting out of his contract..." July 27

  • Giants owner: No contract talks with Beckham yet

    New York Post "Q: Why do you want Odell Beckham Jr. to be a Giant for life? A: Listen, he’s as exciting a player as we have had on this team in my lifetime, and he brings a lot of energy, a lot of big plays to us. And when you cut through everything else, he actually is a really good kid. He does a lot of..." July 27

  • Mike Pouncey emotional talking about “brother” Aaron Hernandez

    Miami Herald "Mike Pouncey, who was steadfast in his support for former Florida Gators teammate Aaron Hernandez through both murder trials, choked up when discussing Hernandez’s jail cell suicide Thursday. “It was tough,” said Pouncey, who attended Hernandez’s funeral and remains close with his surviving..." July 27