• NFL investigating domestic violence accusation against line judge

    ESPN "The NFL is investigating an accusation of domestic violence against line judge Carl Johnson, who was once the league's vice president of officiating. "The matter is under review under of the league's personal conduct policy," a league spokesman said Tuesday. All league employees are subject..." September 19

  • Robert Griffin III fires back at Santana Moss over Mike Shanahan comments

    Larry Brown Sports "Former Washington Redskins wide receiver Santana Moss said in a radio interview this week that Robert Griffin III went around bragging about being the reason Mike Shanahan got fired, and RG3 wasted no time firing back. On Tuesday morning, Griffin addressed Moss’s comments on Twitter and said..." September 19

  • Santana Moss: Shanahan Firing Was A Message From RG3 To Redskins Locker Room

    CBS Washington "Robert Griffin III openly relished in Mike Shanahan’s 2013 firing, Santana Moss informed Chad Dukes of 106.7 The Fan, adding yet another chapter to a book that, two years removed from Griffin’s time in Washington, still has not been completely written. Since his playing days, which culminated..." September 19

  • Bruce Arians on Carson Palmer: ‘The quarterback has to play better’

    Sportsnaut "The Arizona Cardinals are coming off a narrow overtime win over the hapless Indianapolis Colts. It’s another game that saw veteran quarterback Carson Palmer struggle big time. Palmer might have thrown for over 300 yards in the game, but he completed just over 50 percent of his passes with an..." September 19

  • Panthers place Greg Olsen on injured reserve

    NFL.com "Tight end Greg Olsen has been placed on injured reserve after undergoing surgery on Monday to repair his broken right foot. “He broke the fifth metatarsal on his right foot – it’s called a Jones fracture,” head athletic trainer Ryan Vermillion said. “He had a screw inserted to repair the..." September 19

  • Jerry Jones defends Ezekiel Elliott’s lack of effort by pointing to other Cowboys

    Pro Football Talk "Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott has become a lightning rod for criticism after a perceived (actual) lack of effort following a pair of interceptions on Sunday. Owner Jerry Jones has opted not to join in the criticism, at least not specifically. The most glaring incident happened when..." September 19

  • NFL monitoring CFL’s decision to end contact practices

    Sportsnaut "It was announced last week that the Canadian Football League (CFL) was ending contact practices during the season. To many, this came as an absolute shock. How are teams expected to prepare for the physical nature of football without actually practicing what a game itself entails? In an attempt..." September 19

  • Jerry Jones Confirms Role In Negotiating Roger Goodell's Contract

    Real GM Football "Jerry Jones confirmed his role in the negotiations of Roger Goodell's new contract as commissioner of the NFL. “First of all, it is a time that he’s expressed interest and the league has expressed interest and renewing and extending his agreement,” Jones said on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas. “Now,..." September 19

  • Jets have three weeks until winless chatter becomes real

    New York Post "How low can they go? The Jets are off to their first 0-2 start in a decade. A loss Sunday to the Dolphins would give them their first 0-3 start since 2003, when the Jets opened with four straight losses. In 1996, the Jets lost eight straight to begin the season before getting their lone win..." September 19

  • DeShone Kizer says an in-game migraine is 'one of my biggest fears'; had vision issue and mental lapse

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns quarterback DeShone Kizer felt the dreaded migraine coming on with just over three minutes left in the first quarter of Sunday's 24-10 loss to the Ravens. "I threw a nice ball to Rashard (Higgins) down the middle of the field and started noticing some of the visual things,'' he..." September 19

  • Latavius Murray on diminished role: 'It's still evolving'

    NFL.com "Is Latavius Murray in Minnesota's plans for the near future? After two games, the former Pro Bowler has just nine snaps, which is third behind Dalvin Cook (88) and Jerick McKinnon (33). Murray has five rushes for 12 yards to his name so far. "I think it's still evolving," Murray said, via..." September 19

  • Eagles' Chris Long to help fund Charlottesville scholarships

    ESPN "Eagles defensive end Chris Long will donate his first six game checks this season to fund scholarships for students in his hometown of Charlottesville, Virginia, his foundation announced Tuesday. The scholarships, which will provide two students with a seven-year, all-expenses-paid school..." September 19

  • Pete Carroll on Seahawks offense: ‘There will be some things that will be a little bit different this week’

    Seattle Times "If Seahawks coach Pete Carroll thought the offensive line started to come together just in time to pull out a win Sunday against the 49ers that doesn’t mean it’s yet earned the right to stay together indefinitely. In the wake of a second straight largely sluggish offensive outing in a 12-9 win..." September 19

  • Jordan Howard off to a quiet start after superb rookie season

    Chicago Tribune "There will be no quarterback change for the Bears. Coach John Fox made that clear Monday, declaring Mike Glennon the starter for Sunday's game against the Steelers. Glennon had three of the Bears' four turnovers in an ugly 29-7 loss to the Buccaneers. Now the quarterback will have to dust himself..." September 19

  • Boot him or take him back, but Dolphins must be rid of Timmons distraction fast

    Miami Herald "Adam Gase had a chance Monday to convey understanding, or even sympathy, for the mysterious matter of veteran linebacker Lawrence Timmons going AWOL from the Miami Dolphins on the eve of Sunday’s season opener. The head coach did neither, with short, clipped answers that not only served to..." September 19

  • Donte Moncrief must do more to earn his payday

    Indianapolis Star "If there was ever a time you expected the very best of Donte Moncrief, this would be it. When it’s time to get paid. That time is now. It’s a contract year for the Indianapolis Colts’ fourth-year wide receiver, the proverbial moment of truth as he nears his first shot at free agency in a..." September 19

  • Chicken or the Egg? Eagles running back issues have more to do with personnel

    Philly.com "Like Andy Reid calling for a shovel pass in the red zone, the Eagles’ early-season woes at running back could have been projected from miles. Entering the offseason with a clear need at the position, the front office waited until the draft to select a running back. Howie Roseman had called the..." September 19

  • Niners' Eric Reid to miss several weeks

    NFL.com "When 49ers safety Eric Reid went down with 4:39 to go in the second quarter of Sunday's game against the Seahawks, it had the look of a devastating non-contact injury. Head coach Kyle Shanahan called it a PCL injury on Monday that would not need surgery. On Tuesday morning, NFL Network Insider..." September 19

  • Through two weeks, NFL teams are struggling to find the end zone

    Pro Football Talk "NFL TV ratings are down, and NFL touchdowns are down, and those two things are probably related. Fans like to watch teams score touchdowns, and there just haven’t been enough of them so far this season. NFL teams are averaging 2.1 touchdowns per game so far this season, compared to 2.6..." September 19

  • Jordy Nelson quad injury reportedly not serious, could miss one game

    Larry Brown Sports "Jordy Nelson left the Green Bay Packers’ game against the Atlanta Falcons early on Sunday night and never returned, leading some to speculate that he may have suffered a serious injury. Fortunately, that is not the case. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Nelson suffered a quad injury that is..." September 19

  • Mike Zimmer doesn’t think Sam Bradford’s injury is long-term

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "A day after Mike Zimmer dismissed questions about the Vikings’ injured starting quarterback with terse and vague remarks, the head coach downplayed the severity of Sam Bradford’s knee injury, saying he doesn’t think Bradford will be out long term. After the Vikings lost to the Pittsburgh..." September 19

  • Cardinals' Carson Palmer takes some heat, along with rest of offense

    Arizona Republic "“The quarterback!” That’s the one Cardinals coach Bruce Arians blamed, first at halftime in front of a national television audience and then again after Arizona’s 16-13 overtime victory Sunday against the Colts, for the offense’s shaky performance for a second consecutive week. Carson Palmer..." September 19

  • For 49ers, more rushing isn’t as easy as rushing more

    San Francisco Chronicle "Why not run? With the 49ers’ passing game scuffling and the ground game showing signs of life, it was a virtual guarantee that head coach Kyle Shanahan would be asked about a possible new approach for his still touchdown-less offense. “We’d love to run the ball more,” Shanahan during..." September 19

  • Enhanced Saints rushing attack struggling through first two games

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "A popular expectation for the New Orleans Saints this offseason was that the offense would run the ball more. Considering they still have Drew Brees at quarterback, there was no guarantee that would happen, but with Mark Ingram, Adrian Peterson and rookie Alvin Kamara, there was reason to think..." September 19

  • Rams see need to boost their run game and slow opponents’ attack

    L.A. Daily News "The Rams saw too much of Washington’s run game and not enough of their own. There’s no doubt about the first part. Washington ran for 229 yards and two touchdowns in their victory over the Rams on Sunday. The defensive breakdown seemed startling for a Rams front seven that dominated a week..." September 19

  • If Giants will truly 'consider everything' to fix abysmal offense, here are 7 ideas

    Newark Star-Ledger "The tire fire of a Giants' offense raged on Monday night at MetLife Stadium as a crowd of 77,004 witness yet another abysmal showing in a 24-10 loss to the Lions that dropped the Giants to 0-2 and might have put their season on the brink. The Giants have failed to score more than 20 points in..." September 19

  • Ben McAdoo says Eli Manning 'sloppy' on key fourth-and-goal mistake

    ESPN "The New York Giants' comeback attempt was derailed by what coach Ben McAdoo called "sloppy quarterback play" by Eli Manning near the goal line in the third quarter of a 24-10 loss to the Detroit Lions. The Giants were about to go for a touchdown on fourth-and-goal at the Lions' 2-yard line..." September 19

  • Lamarr Houston working out for Saints

    Pro Football Talk "In their never-ending quest to fix one of the league’s worst defenses, the Saints are taking a look at a veteran pass-rusher today. According to Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network, the Saints are working out linebacker Lamarr Houston. Houston was released with an injury settlement by the Bears..." September 19

  • Panthers have to fix the offense without Greg Olsen – but it can be done

    Charlotte Observer "Nine lousy points. For a Carolina Panthers team that has a former NFL Most Valuable Player at quarterback and high draft choices dotting most of the offensive skill positions, nine points is unacceptable. On Sunday, though, the Panthers still managed to eke out a 9-3 win over Buffalo thanks..." September 19

  • Texans to work out TE Alex Ellis

    Houston Chronicle "The Texans are bringing in tight ends Alex Ellis and Brian Parker for a workout Tuesday, according to a league source not authorized to speak publicly. Ellis is a former undrafted free agent from the University of Tennessee. The 6-4, 253-pounder was active for six games last season with the..." September 19

  • What’s next for ailing Dallas Cowboys?

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett called cornerbacks Nolan Carroll (concussion) and Chidobe Awuzie (hamstring) day to day after each exited with injuries against the Denver Broncos on Sunday. Carroll is in the concussion protocol after taking a blow to the head by teammate Jeff Heath midway..." September 19

  • Jabrill Peppers waits for his opportunity to make plays: 'Good things come to the patient player'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Jabrill Peppers had strict orders during kickoffs on Sunday to play it safe. "They have a great kickoff unit, get down the field fast and (kicker Justin) Tucker, one of the best in the game, he has great hangtime on it," Peppers said. In other words, the ball is going to stay in the air for..." September 19

  • Jaguars’ punt coverage team ranks at the bottom in the NFL

    Jacksonville Times-Union "Jaguars coach Doug Marrone considers his special teams such a priority that some of his starters play on both the kickoff and punt coverage teams. But there wasn’t anything special about their punt coverage team performance in Sunday’s 37-16 loss to the Tennessee Titans at EverBank Field...." September 19

  • Mayor of Los Angeles says his city would've been happy with just the Rams

    CBS Sports "If Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti had been in charge of NFL relocation, it doesn't sound like the Chargers would have ended up in his city. During a recent interview on "The Dan Patrick Show," Garcetti was asked if L.A. might have been better off with just one team (the Rams) after going 22..." September 19

  • Colts rule out Andrew Luck for Week 3 vs. Browns

    NFL.com "The Indianapolis Colts will spend at least another week without Andrew Luck. Coach Chuck Pagano confirmed Monday that the quarterback would miss the Week 3 tilt versus the Cleveland Browns. The news was all but expected as Luck still hasn't joined practice since undergoing shoulder surgery..." September 19

  • Browns not ruling Myles Garrett out for Week 3

    Larry Brown Sports "Myles Garrett seems to be making progress in his return from an ankle injury. The Cleveland Browns said on Twitter Monday that head coach Hue Jackson is not ruling Garrett out for Week 3 yet. Garrett, who was the No. 1 pick in the draft, suffered a high ankle sprain days before the team’s..." September 19

  • Melvin Gordon: StubHub Center was 50% Dolphins fans for Chargers’ home opener

    Larry Brown Sports "Melvin Gordon and the Chargers were probably hoping for a bit warmer of a Los Angeles welcome. After the Chargers fell in their Week 2 home opener to the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, the Pro Bowl running back commented that the StubHub Center was 50 percent Dolphins fans, per Joe Schad of the Palm..." September 18

  • Sam Bradford reportedly dealing with bone bruise in knee

    Larry Brown Sports "Sam Bradford was held out of Sunday’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers with a knee injury, but the good news is he reportedly is not dealing with any ligament damage. A source told Tom Pelissero of NFL Network that Bradford suffered a bone bruise in his left knee during the Minnesota..." September 18

  • Tom Brady explains why he's especially 'proud' of Rob Gronkowski this year

    CBS Sports "In Tom Brady's new book "The TB12 Method," Brady details how athletes can stay healthy throughout their careers. His teammate, Rob Gronkowski, is more well-known for his party habits, but he's putting his money where his mouth is these days. Gronk has undertaken the Brady diet, which is..." September 18

  • Cowboys dominate Forbes' 2017 list of most valuable NFL franchises, Bills rank last

    CBS Sports "If Jerry Jones ever decides to sell the Dallas Cowboys, someone is going to have to write him a monstrous check because the team is now worth nearly $5 billion. For the 11th consecutive year, the Cowboys are No. 1 on Forbes' annual list of the NFL's most valuable franchises with an estimated value..." September 18

  • Texans release WR Jaelen Strong

    Sportsnaut "Once considered a potential starter opposite DeAndre Hopkins, the Houston Texans have reportedly released former third-round pick Jaelen Strong. This comes after Strong played a small part in the team’s Week 2 win over the Cincinnati Bengals. It also comes after he was suspended for the first..." September 18

  • NFL's stay denied, Elliott to keep playing

    TSN "The NFL's mergency motion to overrule a Texas judge's decision to block Ezekiel Elliott six-game suspension for domestic violence has been denied. The United States District Court announced Monday a ruling could not be made within the NFL's imposed deadline of September 14. The NFL now plans..." September 18

  • Jay Gruden: I have not heard anything ‘from or about’ Su’a Cravens

    Larry Brown Sports "If Su’a Cravens has decided he wants to return to the Washington Redskins and continue his football career, the defensive back has apparently not mentioned it to the people who matter. On Monday, Jay Gruden was asked about a report over the weekend that claimed Cravens is expected to return to..." September 18

  • Vic Beasley likely out ‘at least a month’ with slight hamstring tear

    Sportsnaut "The Atlanta Falcons will reportedly be without top pass rusher Vic Beasley for an extended period of time after he suffered a slight hamstring tear. This is a troubling injury that will require the utmost caution. Hamstring injuries are notoriously tricky buggers to overcome, and a tear is..." September 18

  • Jerry Jones disputes reports of impeding Goodell contract, sort of

    Pro Football Talk "The Week Two Sunday splash reports included a delayed-reaction look at the role of Cowboys owner Jerry Jones in connection with the contract extension being negotiated with Commissioner Roger Goodell. ESPN reported (echoing without attribution, of course, a PFT report on the issue from earlier in..." September 18

  • Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. will test ankle before MNF decision

    ESPN "New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.'s status for Monday night's game against the Detroit Lions remains in limbo. It likely won't be known until 90 minutes prior to the contest whether his injured ankle will allow him to play. The Giants plan is to have Beckham run through the early..." September 18

  • New information regarding Dolphins Timmons’ disappearance

    Florida Football Insider "Little by little, information pertaining to linebacker Lawrence Timmons mysterious disappearance from the Miami Dolphins this past weekend is filtering in. We still don’t have a clear picture as to what it was that prompted the veteran to go AWOL on Saturday, but according to Adam Schefter of..." September 18

  • LaDainian Tomlinson rips Ezekiel Elliott, says he quit

    Pro Football Talk "Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott had by far the worst game of his career on Sunday, managing just nine carries for eight yards in a blowout loss to the Broncos. And Elliott is hearing it today for what appeared to be a lack of effort. Hall of Fame running back LaDainian Tomlinson was..." September 18

  • Patriots LB Dont’a Hightower could return this week

    Fanrag Sports "Dont’a Hightower may not be out much longer. The New England Patriots linebacker, who is recovering from a sprained MCL injury, could return as soon as this week, according to NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport. After getting checked out by two different doctors, Hightower’s MCL injury was..." September 18

  • Bears believe Nick Kwiatkoski is out for season

    Pro Football Talk "The Bears placed linebacker Jerrell Freeman on injured reserve last week after he suffered a pectoral injury in the team’s opening game of the season and moved Nick Kwiatkoski into the starting lineup in his place against the Bucs in Week Two. It looks like they’re going to need someone to..." September 18