• Jerry Jones confronted by protesters over Cowboys owner’s national anthem stance

    New York Daily News "Jerry Jones was confronted by two protesters for his national anthem stance Tuesday while on his way into the NFL fall owners meetings in a Battery Park City hotel. The Cowboys owner said nine days ago that any Dallas player who does not stand for the anthem will not play. He had previously..." October 17

  • Lawyer says Kaepernick wasn't invited to league anthem meeting

    SI "Contrasting Malcom Jenkins' assertion that Colin Kaepernick was invited to the NFL's quarterly meeting between owners, players and the commissioner, Kaepernick's lawyer said the former 49ers quarterback was not invited but is open to further discussion with the league. Quarterly meetings are a..." October 17

  • NFL anthem policy unchanged after lengthy meeting between players, owners

    CBS Sports "On Tuesday, NFL players, owners, executives, and the NFL Players Association met in New York. The meeting ran longer than expected -- more than three and a half hours -- but it doesn't sound like much got done besides the two sides engaging in a "productive" conversation. After the meeting,..." October 17

  • Ezekiel Elliott files injunction request in N.Y. court

    NFL.com "NFL Players Association lawyers representing Ezekiel Elliott filed a motion for a temporary restraining order and a preliminary injunction in U.S. district court in an effort to get the Dallas Cowboys running back on the field as soon as possible. The union asked the court for a decision to be..." October 17

  • 49ers sign DL Tony McDaniel

    San Francisco Chronicle "The 49ers have signed defensive lineman Tony McDaniel, 32, two days after Arik Armstead sustained a broken hand that is expected to land him on injured reserve, McDaniel’s agent said, via Twitter. McDaniel is a 12-year veteran who has made 48 starts in a four-team career that includes 160..." October 17

  • How much could Colin Kaepernick win in his collusion case against the NFL?

    CNN "Colin Kaepernick isn't playing this season, and that's costing him millions. Kaepernick had started the National Anthem protests that are now roiling the NFL. He hasn't been signed by a team since. In a grievance filed against the league, he alleges that NFL teams colluded not to sign him due..." October 17

  • Luke Kuechly not practicing Tuesday, still in concussion protocol

    Pro Football Talk "If Panthers middle linebacker Luke Kuechly doesn’t have a concussion, the Panthers sure are treating him like he has one. According to Bill Voth of the team’s official website, Kuechly was jogging around during practice Tuesday, but did not participate in drills. He walked onto the field..." October 17

  • Cousins' 2017 season thus far proving he's worth 'monstrous' contract

    NBC Washington "It's only Week 7, but Kirk Cousins is putting up numbers that's proving to the Redskins and other teams around the league that he's worth a big contract. In five games, Cousins has 1,334 yards and nine touchdowns with a QB rating of 106.4. And he's proving that he's comfortable making plays..." October 17

  • No 'smoking gun' in Colin Kaepernick grievance, but don't assume he doesn't have one

    Sporting News "Two months ago, back when NFL teams were passing over Colin Kaepernick during the preseason instead of the regular season, winning a collusion case against the league was expected to be "an uphill battle," according to one legal expert. Now that a grievance has been filed on Kaepernick’s behalf,..." October 17

  • Ben Roethlisberger: Martavis Bryant 'doesn't want to go anywhere'

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Welcome to another week of the Ben Roethlisberger Radio Transcript Show. Last we left our co-host, he was explaining his five-interception day against the Jacksonville and postgame ... frustration, let’s say. This week on 93.7 The Fan, Roethlisberger was back to talking about his teammates...." October 17

  • Colin Kaepernick Wants To Terminate CBA

    Pro Football Rumors "Although Colin Kaepernick has filed a collusion lawsuit against NFL owners, his ultimate goal may not simply be gaining entrance into the league. Instead, Kaepernick is attempting to end the current contractual bargaining agreement that exists between the NFL and the NFLPA, according to Mike..." October 17

  • Jaguars sign kicker Josh Lambo, release Jason Myers

    NFL.com "The Jacksonville Jaguars made a kicker swap. The Jags are releasing struggling kicker Jason Myers and signing former Charger Josh Lambo, the team's official website announced. ESPN first reported the news. Meyers missed two field goals in Jacksonville's 27-17 home loss to the L.A. Rams in..." October 17

  • Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie’s Giants exile is over

    New York Post "Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie’s indefinite suspension came to an end on Tuesday morning, according to NFL Network. The veteran cornerback was set to meet with coach Ben McAoo on Tuesday morning after a week of frustration led to his banishment. Rodgers-Cromartie skipped out early from a Friday..." October 17

  • Eric Reid doesn’t think rule change on anthem is coming

    Pro Football Talk "In a statement about Tuesday’s meeting between the NFL, NFLPA, players and team owners in New York, the NFL and NFLPA said that everyone in the NFL community has “a tremendous respect” for the national anthem but it doesn’t sound like the anthem was a focal point of the meeting. Albert Breer of..." October 17

  • Koetter 'extremely' concerned with CB Vernon Hargreaves' play

    Tampa Bay Times "The Bucs now rank 31st in the NFL in pass defense, allowing 301 yards per game in their 2-3 start, and Dirk Koetter was asked Monday how concerned he is with the play of second-year CB Vernon Hargreaves. "Extremely," Koetter said. "I'm concerned with everybody's play after the way we played the..." October 17

  • Doug Baldwin, Roger Goodell pen joint letter for prison sentencing reform

    Sporting News "Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell have teamed up to write to Congress about passing the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 2017. The act would reduce the minimum sentence for non-violent drug offenders, which would also help streamline the criminal..." October 17

  • Mike Zimmer doesn’t think Anthony Barr’s hit on Aaron Rodgers was “dirty”

    Pro Football Talk "Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr‘s hit on Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers might have been a lot of things (including season-changing for the league and the Packers). But according to Vikings coach Mike Zimmer, it wasn’t “dirty.” “We’re playing football,” Zimmer said, via Courtney Cronin of..." October 17

  • Leslie Frazier says Buffalo Bills 'still have confidence' in Marcell Dareus

    New York Upstate "Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus was excused from practice on Monday for undisclosed personal reasons after he spent the weekend in Alabama. Despite his absence, defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier spoke glowingly about the defensive tackle on Monday. You know, he did a really..." October 17

  • Report: Trevor Siemian likely to play through shoulder sprain

    Larry Brown Sports "The Denver Broncos reportedly do not expect quarterback Trevor Siemian to miss time due to what has turned out to be a relatively minor shoulder injury. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Monday that Siemian has a minor shoulder sprain, and the team anticipates that he will be able to play through..." October 16

  • NFLPA to file TRO in Ezekiel Elliott case

    Fanrag Sports "The NFL Players Association is not taking a six-game suspension as a suitable answer for Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott. Despite the fact that Elliott has been suspended for the next six games by the league, the NFLPA informed the Southern District New York that it would be soon..." October 16

  • Report: 'All signs in place' for Mariota to play Monday night

    Sportsnaut "After missing last week’s loss to the Miami Dolphins with a strained hamstring, it’s now almost a certainty Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota will play Monday against the Indianapolis Colts. This is the good news Tennessee has been waiting for after backup Matt Cassel absolutely stunk..." October 16

  • Aaron Rodgers to have surgery

    Pro Football Talk "The Packers are prepared for an extended run without quarterback Aaron Rodgers and they should have a better idea about exactly how long pretty soon. Coach Mike McCarthy said at a Monday press conference that Rodgers will have surgery on his broken right collarbone at an unnamed time in the..." October 16

  • NaVorro Bowman will reportedly sign one-year deal with Raiders

    San Jose Mercury News "Former 49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman will sign a one-year, $3 million deal with the Oakland Raiders, per multiple reports. Bowman visited the Raiders on Monday and had a visit scheduled with the Dallas Cowboys for Tuesday. Bowman was released by the 49ers last week and brings a veteran..." October 16

  • Steelers’ Bryant Denies Trade Demand

    Pro Football Rumors "Martavis Bryant had only two catches on Sunday, but he found himself in the news when it was reported that he demanded a trade. Soon after, Bryant took to Twitter to say that he is “happy to be a Steeler.” On Monday morning, he specifically denied making a trade request (Twitter link via Ray..." October 16

  • Branden Albert Has Offer From Seahawks, But No Deal

    NFL Trade Rumors "According to Ian Rapoport, free agent LT Branden Albert has an offer from the Seahawks, but he has left Seattle without an agreement in place. Rapoport indicates that Albert could possibly meet with the Giants, even though their meeting last week was canceled. A report from a few months ago..." October 16

  • Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater cleared for practice, report says

    Sporting News "The Vikings' week keeps getting better. Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has been cleared to return to practice, ESPN.com reported, citing a source. Bridgewater has been sidelined since August 2016, when he dislocated his knee on a non-contact play in practice. Dr. Dan Cooper, who performed..." October 16

  • To prove collusion, Colin Kaepernick better be able to provide the smoking gun

    NBC Bay Area "The only thing you need to understand about Colin Kaepernick’s action against the NFL is this. If he has paperwork proving that the owners conspired to keep him out of football, he wins. If he doesn’t, he almost certainly loses. Oh, there’s a lot of gobbled-lawyerese in any court proceeding;..." October 16

  • Troy Aikman starts, stops Tony Romo-to-Packers speculation

    New York Post "Could Tony Romo be the answer for the Packers? Troy Aikman thought it was at least worth mentioning. One former Cowboys quarterback turned top NFL analyst suggested the other for the Packers job after Aaron Rodgers was likely lost for the season with a broken collarbone. “Who knows, maybe..." October 16

  • Golden Tate expected to miss a few weeks with shoulder injury

    Pro Football Talk "The Lions are going to be without their No. 1 receiver for a while. Detroit wide receiver Golden Tate suffered a shoulder injury and is likely to miss a few weeks, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. An MRI will reveal the full extent of the injury. Tate is leading the Lions with 36 catches..." October 16

  • Report: Jameis Winston May Be Able to Play Through AC Joint Sprain Injury

    Bleacher Report "Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston reportedly suffered a sprained AC joint in his right shoulder, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com, but may be able to play through the injury. Winston suffered the injury in Tampa Bay's 38-33 loss to the Arizona Cardinals Sunday after being hit..." October 16

  • Hue Jackson leaning towards DeShone Kizer for Titans next week

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Kevin Hogan wasn't the hero Hue Jackson was hoping he'd be in a 33-17 rout by the Texans, and he's leaning toward reinstating DeShone Kizer as the starter for Sunday's game against the Titans. He also made it clear that he's not even considering Cody Kessler, who's been inactive and in..." October 16

  • Report: Aaron Rodgers has ‘chance’ to return late in season

    Larry Brown Sports "Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers suffered a broken collarbone in Sunday’s loss to the Minnesota Vikings, and the best he can hope for is a return later in the season if the injury heals the way it did the first time he sustained it. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network noted on Monday that..." October 16

  • Report | Leonard Fournette likely to play Week 7

    Fanrag Sports "Jacksonville Jaguars rookie running back Leonard Fournette is expected to play during his team’s Week 7 matchup against the rival Indianapolis Colts despite suffering a foot injury against the Los Angeles Rams, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. Fournette left the Week 6 matchup against the Rams..." October 16

  • Martavis Bryant requested trade from Steelers

    NFL.com "The Pittsburgh Steelers are coming off their most comprehensive victory of the season, but one of their top receivers still wants out. Martavis Bryant recently requested a trade from the AFC North leaders, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported late Sunday, per sources informed of Bryant's..." October 16

  • Not limited by back, Derek Carr puts finger on why Raiders' offense struggled

    NBC Bay Area "Derek Carr’s return from a back injury was not triumphant. The Raiders lost. Again. Carr had some good news to report after Sunday’s 17-16 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers. He said transverse process fractures didn’t hinder his ability to play quarterback against the Chargers. Every throw was..." October 16

  • Sam Bradford’s Knee Issues Could Potentially Be Career-Ending?

    NFL Trade Rumors "Jay Glazer of FOX Sports reported on Sunday’s pregame show that Vikings QB Sam Bradford‘s knee is “much worse than people know.” According to Glazer, Bradford’s knee has so much wear and tear and cartilage issues built up over the years that caused constant pain and swelling. As of now,..." October 16

  • Al Michaels’ joke compares Giants’ week with Harvey Weinstein’s

    New York Post "The Giants have been so bad, even the jokes are cringeworthy. NBC’s iconic broadcaster Al Michaels pulled out a whopper of a truly terrible joke Sunday, as the Giants visited the Broncos, suggesting a struggling football team has had it worse recently than a person outed for an alleged pattern..." October 16

  • Steelers Unlikely To Trade Martavis Bryant?

    Pro Football Rumors "Martavis Bryant wants the Steelers to trade him. But that doesn’t mean they will. Early indications are that the Steelers do not plan on moving the wide receiver, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com (on Twitter) hears. Bryant has been frustrated with the size of his role thus far in 2017. Still, the..." October 16

  • Tyreek Hill knocked out of final Chiefs' drive

    Kansas City Star "In a matter of seconds, the Chiefs got a play they needed followed by a tough break, both involving speedster Tyreek Hill. The Chiefs trailed by six but worked their way to a final possession with two minutes remaining and in decent field position thanks to Hill’s 32-yard punt return that set..." October 16

  • Packers coach McCarthy quiets free agent QB talk after Rodgers injury

    Sporting News "Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy appeared to put to bed talk of them signing a free agent quarterback after Aaron Rodgers suffered a broken collarbone in their loss to the Minnesota Vikings. Rodgers sustained the injury in the first quarter of the 23-10 defeat on Sunday as he was..." October 16

  • Jack Del Rio claims team knew Chargers plays during game

    Fanrag Sports "The Oakland Raiders lost at home to the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday, which would be difficult to digest in its own right. But according to Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio, his team knew what the Chargers were running before they even snapped the ball at times, and yet they still were unable to..." October 16

  • Fournette could have returned after ankle injury

    Jacksonville Times-Union "Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette sustained a right ankle injury late in Sunday’s 27-17 loss to the Los Angeles Rams, but coach Doug Marrone said Fournette was available to return for the final offensive series if needed. “Initially, I was worried,” Marrone said. “I thought it was [his]..." October 16

  • Brock Osweiler enters game for injured Trevor Siemian

    Larry Brown Sports "Brock Osweiler on Sunday saw his first action as a Denver Broncos quarterback since the 2015 season. Osweiler entered Sunday’s game against the New York Giants as an injury replacement for Trevor Siemian late in the first half. Siemian had thrown a pick-six and injured himself attempting to..." October 16

  • Kirk Cousins Likely Headed Toward Franchise Or Transition Tag In 2018?

    NFL Trade Rumors "Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports writes that Redskins QB Kirk Cousins is very likely headed toward another tag — franchise or transition — for the third straight year. Multiple league sources tell La Canfora that the Redskins’ brass were very interested in signing Cousins to a long-term extension..." October 16

  • Jameis Winston (shoulder) doubtful to return vs. Cards

    NFL.com "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers' afternoon in Arizona just went from bad to worse. Their starting quarterback, Jameis Winston, is doubtful to return to the contest after suffering a shoulder injury. Winston exited in the second quarter with Tampa Bay already down 21-0. " October 15

  • With Aaron Rodgers out, Packers should consider adding you-know-who

    Pro Football Talk "The Packers officially have gotten bad news regarding quarterback Aaron Rodgers and his broken collarbone. If he’ll miss the rest of the season (and the team says that he could), the Packers should consider adding a quarterback who has bedeviled them in the past. Colin Kaepernick has both run..." October 15

  • C.J. Beathard named 49ers' new starting quarterback

    NFL.com "The San Francisco 49ers have a new starting quarterback. Coach Kyle Shanahan named rookie signal-caller C.J. Beathard the team's new starter moving forward following his impressive performance in Sunday's 26-24 loss to the Washington Redskins. Beathard took over at quarterback in the second..." October 15

  • Austin Seferian-Jenkins: I have to have better ball security

    Pro Football Talk "Jets tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins was involved in one of the biggest plays of Sunday’s 24-17 loss to the Patriots when officials watching video in New York ruled he fumbled a ball out of the end zone after the play was initially ruled a touchdown. The result of the play was a touchback,..." October 15

  • Colin Kaepernick Reportedly Files Grievance Against NFL Owners for Collusion

    Bleacher Report "After remaining unsigned through six weeks of the 2017 NFL season, Colin Kaepernick claims the league is participating in collusion. According to Bleacher Report's Mike Freeman, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback has filed a grievance against the owners for collusion under the latest..." October 15

  • NaVorro Bowman will visit with Cowboys after Raiders

    Larry Brown Sports "There has reportedly been no shortage of interest in NaVorro Bowman since the San Francisco 49ers decided to release him, and the veteran linebacker already has meetings lined up with at least two contending teams. Reports on Sunday indicated that Bowman will meet with the Oakland Raiders on..." October 15