• Bills place Sammy Watkins (foot) on IR

    NFL.com "The Buffalo Bills have placed wide receiver Sammy Watkins (foot) on injured reserve, the team announced." September 30

  • Bills claim WR Justin Hunter off waivers after placing Sammy Watkins on IR

    WGR 550 Sports Radio "The Buffalo Bills were dealt a huge blow on the offensive side of the ball on Friday afternoon with the announcement of wide receiver Sammy Watkins being placed on the reserved/injured list. Watkins had surgery before training camp to repair a broken bone in his foot, and re-aggravated the..." September 30

  • Emmanuel Sanders, Demaryius Thomas not scared of ‘diva’ label

    ESPN "By this time a week ago, Denver Broncos wide receivers Emmanuel Sanders and Demaryius Thomas had expressed their frustrations with the direction and output of the team's offense and their place in it. In short, they wanted the ball more. Then the Broncos went to Cincinnati and chucked the ball..." September 30

  • Bill O’Brien confirms J.J. Watt out for rest of season

    Pro Football Talk "There was a report on Thursday night that the Texans had determined that defensive end J.J. Watt wouldn’t return at any point this season after being placed on injured reserve and it’s safe to close the book on him until 2017. Texans coach Bill O’Brien confirmed on Friday that Watt will not be..." September 30

  • Dez Bryant to miss 49ers game: "Ready to get back on the field whenever that time is"

    Sports Day "Dez Bryant told reporters Friday afternoon he will not play against the 49ers on Sunday. Instead, Bryant said, he will play it safe and rest his fractured knee. He didn't say when he would play again - just that he's ready." September 30

  • Jamaal Charles questionable sunday but is expected to play

    NFL.com "Jamaal Charles' return to game action is near. The Chiefs running back is questionable to play Sunday night against the Steelers. Charles had been ruled doubtful the prior three weeks, so his improved status for this week's matchup is promising. " September 30

  • Geno Smith Is Ready If Fitz Falters: 'I'm Way Too Talented' to Be a Backup

    Bleacher Report "He doesn't surf through the mass of humanity to greet anyone, nor is anyone waiting to greet him. There's no jersey exchange. No reminiscing. He's mired in postgame purgatory these days. Darting his eyes around New Era Field one final time, he decides that, nah, he's good and heads through the..." September 30

  • Patriots Could Play Both Jimmy Garoppolo, Jacoby Brissett Vs. Bills

    NESN "Jimmy Garoppolo or Jacoby Brissett? That’s the question New England Patriots fans have been asking all week. Michael Lombardi offered an interesting answer Friday: Why not both? Lombardi, who worked as an assistant to the Patriots’ coaching staff during the 2014 and 2015 seasons, said on..." September 30

  • Saints player 'kinda feels bad' Odell Beckham was fined $36,000 for cheap shot

    CBS Sports "Odell Beckham Jr. might be one of the NFL's best young wide receivers, but he occasionally struggles to keep his emotions in check. We saw it last season with then-Panthers cornerback Josh Norman, and again last week in the rematch, when the Giants lost to Norman's new team, the..." September 30

  • Josh Gordon Screened By TSA Last Night ... But No Drugs Found

    TMZ "A report that Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon and his posse were stopped by TSA at a Cleveland airport with a pound of weed is completely bogus ... this according to TSA sources. The original Scout.com report claims Gordon and his security detail were detained at Cleveland Hopkins airport..." September 30

  • Good Luck Getting Another Picture of Tom Brady's Naked Butt

    The Big Lead "Tom Brady’s bare butt was photographed nude this week. Brady’s bare butt was on vacation with Brady’s wife Gisele during Brady’s suspension. Brady’s bare butt has apparently left the vacation to head home early because paparazzi caught Brady and Gisele hanging out in the sun again and Brady’s bare..." September 30

  • “Major concern” about Sammy Watkins’ availability moving forward

    Pro Football Talk "Early last week, Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins said missing games because of his surgically repaired foot was “out the window.” At some point after that, Watkins’ foot was stepped on in practice and now worry is mounting that Watkins’ season may be out the window." September 30

  • Tiki Barber unloads on Odell Beckham Jr, Dez Bryant

    Larry Brown Sports "Dez Bryant and Odell Beckham Jr are two of the best wide receivers in football. From the sound of it, former New York Giants running back Tiki Barber is not impressed with either. On Friday’s edition of “The Tiki and Tierney Show” on CBS Radio, Barber took aim at both Bryant and Beckham — not..." September 30

  • Josh Gordon tried smuggling a pound of marijuana onto plane

    Scout "Based on a new report, Josh Gordon’s decision to enter rehab may not have been as innocent as it has been made to appear. According to Lane Adkins of Orange and Brown Report, the troubled Cleveland Browns receiver tried smuggling nearly a pound of marijuana onto a plane recently." September 30

  • LaDainian Tomlinson Says Chargers Would Have Won 2006 Super Bowl if Drew Brees Was the QB

    Complex "Because they never won anything, it’s easy to forget now how absolutely loaded the San Diego Chargers were in the mid-2000s. LaDainian Tomlinson. Drew Brees. Antonio Gates. They were sick. Fueled by a steady diet of Tomlinson, the Chargers were a contender every year. They just never got over..." September 30

  • Jerry Jones: Dez Bryant might play Sunday if he can handle pain

    Sportsnaut "Despite the fact that Dez Bryant has a hairline fracture in his knee, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones didn’t rule out his receiver for Sunday’s matchup against the San Francisco 49ers. Jones, speaking with reporters, via Jon Machota of Dallas News, said the knee injury is “a pain thing” and..." September 30

  • Browns likely moving on from Josh Gordon

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Terrelle Pryor, who's emerged as the Browns' new star receiver, had been eagerly awaiting his good friend Josh Gordon's return from his four-game suspension next week. "It's going to be a dream to play with him,'' Pryor told cleveland.com Thursday before the announcement that Gordon has decided..." September 30

  • Josh Gordon..You ARE The Father

    Larry Brown Sports "The results of a paternity test that came back this week showed that Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon is the father of a 1-year-old girl from Maple Heights, Ohio. An arrest warrant was issued for Gordon last week after he refused to submit the DNA sample. The initial complaint was..." September 30

  • Jason Witten defends Dez Bryant: ‘Let’s not circumcise a mosquito’

    Sports Day "Cowboys team captain Jason Witten largely stood up for receiver Dez Bryant on Thursday. While Witten acknowledged that Bryant could have handled things better in delaying taking an MRI because he suspected bad news, Witten talked mostly about his friendship with Bryant and about moving forward...." September 30

  • Bill O’Brien taking play-calling duties away from Texans OC

    Sportsnaut "Houston Texans head coach Bill O’Brien is taking play-calling duties away from offensive coordinator George Godsey and will be calling plays himself going forward. After being shut out, 27-0, against the New England Patriots in Week 3, and given the early season struggles of Brock Osweiler,..." September 30

  • Giants' Beckham Jr. not planning to change after McAdoo's criticism

    ESPN "Odell Beckham Jr. doesn't plan to make any major changes after his sideline outburst in Sunday's loss to the Washington Redskins, even after Giants coach Ben McAdoo said publicly that the receiver needed to control his emotions better in order to become less of a distraction. "Nah, I'm not..." September 30

  • Julio Jones insists he’s not hurt, or unhappy with one-catch game

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Falcons All-Pro wide receiver Julio Jones didn’t suffer any setback to his calf injury in the game against the Saints. “I’m not injured or anything like that,” Jones said on Thursday. Fantasy football owners were in an uproar after Jones had just one catch for 16 yards against the Saints...." September 30

  • Anthony Davis owes 49ers $1.235 million this year, $1.5 million next year

    Pro Football Talk "49ers offensive lineman Anthony Davis left the team over the weekend, without officially retiring. The designation won’t matter; he’ll owe the team the balance of the signing bonus money that he previously received in anticipation of future services. Specifically, Davis owes $1.235 million for..." September 30

  • Is Dolphins’ Maxwell angry about his benching? ‘It really don’t matter’

    Miami Herald "Byron Maxwell wasn’t surprised that he didn’t start at corner Thursday night. The coaches told him earlier in the week that he’d be on the bench, and Tony Lippett would be on the field, against the Bengals. Did he think it was deserved? “It doesn’t matter.” Was he angry over the..." September 30

  • J.J. Watt has back surgery, will miss remainder of season

    Houston Chronicle "As expected, Texans defensive end J.J. Watt underwent surgery to repair a herniated disk in his back and will be lost for the season. Watt, a three-time winner of the NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award, was placed on injured reserve Wednesday. He saw a specialist and elected to have the..." September 30

  • Brady, Newton among group of celebrities buying ownership stake in UFC

    Fox Sports "The UFC has new owners. A lot of them. It was announced during Thursday night's episode of "Conan" by host Conan O'Brien that a group of celebrity investors represented by WME-IMG have purchased a small stake in the UFC following the $4 billion sale of the company in July. WME-IMG, which..." September 30

  • After shadowing Odell Beckham, Redskins have different plans for Josh Norman against Terrelle Pryor

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "Mountains worth of words were used to predict and then describe Josh Norman's matchup with Odell Beckham last Sunday. On game day, the Redskins star corner ended up primarily covering the Giants star receiver. While Beckham succeeded in going for more than 100 yards, Norman's team got the win,..." September 30

  • Browns wideout Josh Gordon entering rehab facility

    NFL.com "Josh Gordon's return to the Cleveland Browns has hit another roadblock. The wide receiver announced Thursday that he is entering an in-patient rehabilitation facility in an effort to "gain full control of my life." Gordon was previously eligible to play in the Browns' Week 5 contest against the..." September 29

  • Dolphins demote Byron Maxwell; Tony Lippett starts against Bengals

    Miami Herald "Adam Gase does not make idle threats. Three days after promising lineup changes if he didn’t see real change, Gase delivered. He benched cornerback Byron Maxwell for Thursday night’s game against the Bengals, starting converted wide receiver Tony Lippett in his place. Maxwell might have..." September 29

  • Randy Gregory Suspended Until Week 16

    Pro Football Rumors "Randy Gregory has officially been hit with a ten-game suspension. The league announced that Gregory will not be eligible to return until Week 16 after having a ten-game ban tacked on to his existing punishment. Of course, it’s not a given that Gregory will be in shape to return for the end of..." September 29

  • Cowboys reportedly worried about ‘irresponsible’ behavior from Dez Bryant

    Larry Brown Sports "Dez Bryant has had a number of off-field issues over the years since he was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys, and the team is reportedly concerned that they could all ultimately add up to a shortened career. According to Jason Cole of Bleacher Report, Bryant missing meetings has been a “continuing..." September 29

  • Seahawks expecting Russell Wilson to play this week

    Sportsnaut "Russell Wilson is expected to play this weekend for the Seattle Seahawks against the New York Jets despite suffering a knee injury in the game against the San Francisco 49ers last Sunday. After practicing on Wednesday and being expected to practice fully on Thursday afternoon, it would be..." September 29

  • Is there a chance Giants play Odell Beckham Jr. at safety?

    Sporting News "The Giants are hurting in the secondary and may need to rely on some of their offensive players for help, including (possibly) Odell Beckham Jr. Would the Giants actually use Beckham on defense against the Vikings? Probably not. The only realistic situation would be on Hail Mary coverage. Teams..." September 29

  • J. J. Watt Unlikely To Return In 2016

    Pro Football Rumors "Thanks to the new injured reserve rules, teams can bring one player back from IR without designating him for return ahead of time. Technically, the Texans will have this option with star J.J. Watt, but it doesn’t sound like he’ll be healthy enough for the team to take advantage. Any hope that Watt..." September 29

  • Jets' Darrelle Revis refuses to discuss feud with Richard Sherman

    ESPN "Residual feelings from the Darrelle Revis-Richard Sherman feud, dormant for nearly three years, resurfaced Thursday in the New York Jets' locker room. Moments after declaring Sunday's game against the Seattle Seahawks "a must-win for us," the Jets' star cornerback's mood turned snippy when..." September 29

  • Man Claims He’s Michael Strahan’s Secret Son; Strahan Says He’s Being Extorted

    Black Sports Online "David Brown has no real evidence that Strahan is his daddy besides he saw him on TV and he sort of looks like him. But, he is telling his story now. Michael Strahan is at the center of a shocking love child scandal. RadarOnline.com can reveal a 21-year-old man — given up for adoption at..." September 29

  • Dez Bryant Calls Skip Bayless Out for Using Him as a Debate Topic on 'Undisputed'

    Complex "Dez Bryant injured his right knee during a game against the Bears on Sunday night and was supposed to have an MRI done on it on Monday. But Bryant failed to show up for his scheduled MRI, which led to a lot of speculation surrounding the severity of his injury. He did eventually have the MRI done..." September 29

  • Texans QB Brock Osweiler finds criticism 'hilarious'

    Houston Chronicle "Quarterback Brock Osweiler was asked this week about criticism of his reading defenses and that he locks on to receivers too much. Osweiler has three touchdown passes and four interceptions entering Sunday's game against Tennessee at NRG Stadium. "I think that's hilarious, to be honest with..." September 29

  • Cowboys coach Jason Garrett reveals why Dez Bryant missed his MRI

    Fox Sports "One season after losing Tony Romo and Dez Bryant for much of the season, the Dallas Cowboys are seemingly on track for a similar trend in 2016. With Romo already on the sidelines, Bryant is now dealing with an injury of his own. Jason Garrett announced on Wednesday that the star receiver has a..." September 29

  • Randy Moss still bleeds purple, likes what he sees from Sam Bradford

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "A few months back, it was announced that Randy Moss was leaving FOX and joining ESPN as an NFL analyst. As soon as he made the switch, he looked at the calendar and saw the Giants vs. Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium — a Monday Night Football game for which Moss will serve on ESPN’s Countdown program..." September 29

  • Johnny Manziel Gives Props to Tebow

    TMZ "Johnny Manziel was clearly impressed with Tim Tebow's instructional league home run -- and he told us all about it ... outside of a Hollywood nightclub. The ex-NFL quarterback hit up Warwick on Sunset Blvd just after midnight and partied for roughly two hours. Even though he seemed sober,..." September 29

  • Senator introduces anti-online gambling bill to Congress

    Sportsnaut "Judicial and political systems at the state level continue to take up online gambling and daily fantasy sports. We’ve seen multiple instances in the past where online gaming itself has been banned at the state level. The most recent examples of this include daily fantasy sports in New York,..." September 29

  • Dez Bryant could miss three weeks with hairline fracture

    Sportsnaut "When Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrrett indicated that star receiver Dez Bryant was day-to-day with a hairline fracture in his knee, some of us were taken aback. Depending on the severity of the fracture, it’s an injury that can take an extended period of time to recover from. At the very..." September 29

  • Richard Sherman says players 'don't have a reason to trust the NFL'

    Fox Sports "Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman is one of the more vocal players in the NFL, always sharing his thoughts on societal issues, as well as those surrounding the league itself. On Thursday, he shared a video via the Players’ Tribune on the relationship between players and the NFL – one..." September 29

  • Chip Kelly: Kaepernick's play, not health, reason he's not starting

    CSN Bay Area "Colin Kaepernick’s game is not at the same level as when he was at his peak, 49ers coach Chip Kelly said on Wednesday. Kelly has repeatedly cited Kaepernick’s loss of weight and strength when discussing his backup quarterback. Kaepernick’s best full season as the 49ers’ starting quarterback..." September 29

  • Cowboys WR Dez Bryant was no-show, led to MRI delay

    ESPN "The MRI on Dez Bryant's injured right knee was delayed because the Dallas Cowboys receiver was absent from Monday's sick call and Tuesday meetings, sources confirmed. Bryant was hurt in Sunday's win against the Chicago Bears and injured players are required to report for treatment on Monday,..." September 29

  • Seahawks sign C.J. Spiller, coach Pete Carroll says

    ESPN "The Seahawks have signed free-agent running back C.J. Spiller, coach Pete Carroll said in a conference call Wednesday. The deal will be for one year and has been made official by the team. To make room on the roster, the Seahawks waived running back Terrence Magee. Spiller, 29, appeared in..." September 29

  • Drew Brees admits Sunday's return to San Diego means 'a little bit more'

    Fox Sports "Drew Brees has been named a first-team All-Pro once and made nine Pro Bowls in his career. He’s thrown for more than 5,000 yards four times in his career and has 436 touchdowns in 16 seasons. Most of those accomplishments have come since the start of the 2006 season, his first with the New..." September 29

  • Le'Veon Bell returns to backfield but will see lots of time as receiver

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Le'Veon Bell already was preparing to return to the Steelers backfield once his three-game suspension ended. Now that his punishment has expired, Bell is being welcomed back to other spots within the Steelers offense. Bell is prepared to be used heavily in the passing game when the Steelers..." September 29

  • Cowboys feel they have the depth to survive Bryant’s knee injury

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant has a hairline fracture of the tibia in his right knee and could miss up to three weeks, per a source. The Cowboys are listing Bryant as day-to-day and have not ruled him out for Sunday’s game against the San Francisco 49ers. Bryant did not practice on..." September 29