• Radisson Hotels Suspends Vikings Sponsorship

    Deadspin.com "If we learned anything from the NBA's Donald Sterling saga, it was that public outrage alone is not enough to force sports leagues to act. It only became clear that the NBA would take a serious stand with Sterling when sponsors began fleeing the Clippers in droves. A similar moment may be..." September 16

  • Vikings message board shuts down, calls handling of Peterson 'cowardly'

    CBSSports.com "VikingsMessageBoard.com, which has been in existence since at least 2005, has shuttered its virtual doors for good. Not surprisingly, this has everything to do with running back Adrian Peterson, who was released Saturday on $15,000 bond following his arrest for "reckless or negligent injury to..." September 16

  • Adrian Peterson -- ANOTHER Child Abuse Investigation ... AP Cleared

    TMZ.com "Sources close to the investigation tell TMZ the reason the case went nowhere is because Adrian did NOT strike the boy in the forehead -- but instead the child accidentally hit his head on a carseat while Adrian was punishing him. We're also told the form of discipline was "not impermissible."..." September 16

  • 9h
    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Players to be reinstated: WR Wes Welker, WR Steadman Bailey, DB Orlando Scandrick, OL Eric Herman, DE Spencer Nealy via @mortreport and me.

  • Bruce Arians: John Abraham returning to Cardinals

    Arizona Republic "Veteran outside linebacker John Abraham will return to the Cardinals on Tuesday after spending the past week away from the team contemplating retirement, coach Bruce Arians announced. Abraham, the NFL's active sacks leader with 133½, needed some time to assess his career after suffering a..." September 16

  • Adrian Peterson reinstated by Vikings, expected to play at Saints

    USA Today "The Minnesota Vikings are standing behind Adrian Peterson. The team announced Monday that its star halfback will fully participate in meetings and practice this week and is expected to play Sunday against the New Orleans Saints. The Vikings had deactivated Peterson, 29, for their game..." September 16

  • Charles Woodson's blunt take on Raiders after loss to Texans: 'We suck'

    Fox Sports "Charles Woodson is what some might call a "straight shooter." Woodson's Oakland Raiders looked absolutely dismal for the second consecutive week, being shut out for three quarters en route to a 30-14 loss to the Houston Texans. After the game, the veteran cornerback was asked what he thought..." September 16

  • Vikings won’t cut Adrian Peterson, but may trade him

    New York Post "All-Pro running back Adrian Peterson could be on the trading block if even uglier details emerge from his felony child abuse case in Houston, The Post has learned. An NFL source familiar with the thinking of the Vikings’ ownership group said Sunday the only certainty is Peterson won’t be..." September 16

  • Adrian Peterson: I am not a child abuser

    Pro Football Talk "Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is expected to return to the lineup in Week Three after missing Sunday’s loss to the Patriots after being indicted on charges of reckless or negligent injury to a child in Houston last week. Peterson released a statement on Monday saying that he “very much”..." September 15

  • 16h
    Adam Caplan @caplannfl

    The #Bears are planning on placing starting CB Charles Tillman (triceps) on season-ending injured reserve, a source said.

  • 19h
    NFL on ESPN @ESPNNFL

    The NFL announces establishment of VP for Social Responsibility, hires experts to help w/domestic violence, other social issues.

  • Jay Gruden couldn’t admit that Kirk Cousins was better running his offense than RGIII

    Washington Post "The dirty little secret in Ashburn is that Coach Jay Gruden actually thought Kirk Cousins was better suited to his offense, that Robert Griffin III wasn’t getting it and there was no way to delicately make a change at any point this season without causing major problems throughout the..." September 15

  • Keenan Allen: Richard Sherman isn't really a shutdown corner

    CBSSports.com "After San Diego's 30-21 win over Seattle on Sunday, several Charger players said the team's offense 'exposed' Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman. Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen took those comments one step further, saying that Sherman's not the 'shutdown corner' he claims to be. "He's..." September 15

  • Ray Rice to appeal indefinite suspension on Monday

    Pro Football Talk "Ray Rice hasn’t said or done much since he was cut by the Ravens and suspended indefinitely by the NFL last Monday. This Monday, he’ll say plenty. According to multiple league sources, Rice will appeal the indefinite suspension on Monday. The appeal will be handled by the NFLPA and by an..." September 15

  • Sheldon Richardson blames himself for timeout in Jets-Packers, but it was Marty Mornhinweg's error

    Newark Star-Ledger "Sheldon Richardson’s voice is bold, noticeable and prominent – a hearty baritone with a tinge of a twang, from his St. Louis roots. The second-year defensive tackle is one of the most talkative players in the Jets’ locker room. He speaks often and he speaks loudly and he never shies from..." September 15

  • Ryan Mathews to miss about a month

    San Diego Union-Tribune "An MCL sprain can sideline a player anywhere from a minimal amount to eight weeks. For Ryan Mathews, the timetable appears to fall somewhere in between. A recent MRI has confirmed a sprained MCL for the Chargers running back, and he is expected to miss four to five weeks, according to the..." September 15

  • Griffin: 'Positive news' on ankle injury

    CSN Washington "Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III told reporters today that he does not have a fractured bone in his left ankle and that he will know more about how long he will be out with the injury later today. Griffin said that it was "positive news". He will not have to undergo surgery, a procedure..." September 15

  • Fisher: QB Hill still the starter if healthy

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Injured quarterback Shaun Hill tested his strained thigh more than 2½ hours before game time Sunday at Raymond James Stadium. But coach Jeff Fisher said after the Rams’ 19-17 victory that there was never a chance Hill was going to start against Tampa Bay. “At no point was there a chance for..." September 15

  • 18h
    BJ Kissel @ChiefsReporter

    "It doesn't look to be a real severe one, but it does have the component of a high ankle sprain." #Chiefs coach Andy Reid on Jamaal Charles

  • Vernon Davis on crutches due to ankle injury

    CSN Bay Area "Tight end Vernon Davis sat out the final 10 minutes of the 49ers’ 28-20 loss to the Chicago Bears on Sunday night with an ankle injury. Davis sprained his left ankle when his foot was caught underneath Bears linebacker Jonathan Bostic as he was tackled after an 8-yard gain in the fourth..." September 15

  • Walter Thurmond has torn pec, done for the year

    SNY TV "Pro Football Talk is reporting that CB Walter Thurmond has a torn pectoral muscle and will miss the remainder of the season (PFT, Sept. 15). Thurmond will have surgery this week. He pulled himself from Sunday’s loss to the Cardinals in the second half." September 15

  • Tim Tebow makes his debut on 'Good Morning America'

    Fox Sports "Former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow made his debut as a "Good Morning America" contributor Monday, introducing a story about Deven Jackson, a Pennsylvania youth who had both legs amputated but hasn't let that stop him from playing football. It was another case of Tebow branching out in life after..." September 15

  • 19h
    Mike Garafolo @MikeGarafolo

    Saints will be without RB Mark Ingram for about a month, source confirms. Hand injury, as @AdamSchefter tweeted. Surprise there.

  • 49ers choose defense over integrity with decision to play McDonald

    SI.com "There was pomp and circumstance, there were fireworks and party favors: each fan in brand-spanking-new Levi’s Stadium received an “Inaugural Season Home Opener Commemorative Ticket.” The stars were out – Dwight Clark, Jerry Rice and Joe Montana saluted the fans; Snoop Dogg rocked the house at..." September 15

  • 18h
    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Source: #Rams WR Tavon Austin has a sprained MCL and is out roughly 2 weeks. Just doesn’t stop today.

  • 19h
    John Oehser @JohnOehser

    TE Marcedes Lewis (high ankle) will be out 6-to-8 weeks. #Jaguars

  • 21h
    Barry Jackson @flasportsbuzz

    The Dolphins and Daniel Thomas have agreed on a contract for the rest of the season, agent Tony Fleming tells me.

  • 20h
    Mike Jurecki @mikejurecki

    As for John Abraham possibly returning to the team, hopefully he's focused/motivated. Obviously the Cards need someone to rush the passer.

  • 20h
    Jason Cole @JasonPhilCole

    News on #Washington WR DeSean Jackson is promising today. Woke up "sore" from shoulder injury, but looks like no serious structural damage.

  • X-rays negative for Jamaal Charles, MRI likely

    Pro Football Talk "Good news, Chiefs fans. Per a league source, X-rays were negative on the ankle injured by Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles on Sunday. It doesn’t mean Charles will be back in action next week. An MRI on Monday is likely, which will reveal the extent of any damage to the ligaments holding the..." September 15

  • Steelers not receiving big returns on their offseason investments

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "The Steelers spent approximately $137 million during the offseason adding free agents, locking up their rookie class and re-signing veterans such as Marcus Gilbert and Cortez Allen to multi-year contracts. What do they have to show for it after two games? A 1-1 record, an ongoing inability to..." September 15

  • During holdout, Alex Boone offered to play for $1

    Pro Football Talk "As the christening of the Field of Jeans approaches, a key player will be there, despite a lengthy holdout. And while guard Alex Boone did indeed work out a deal that gives him some more money on what otherwise would be the last two years of his current deal, the 49ers had a chance to get Boone..." September 15

  • Johnny Manziel makes his NFL debut

    USA Today "Johnny Manziel has made his NFL debut, but it was hardly an exhilarating start. The Cleveland Browns sent Manziel into the huddle in the third quarter, and he handed off the ball to running back Isaiah Crowell for a three yard gain. And then he was gone, and starter Brian Hoyer was back...." September 15

  • Adrian Peterson's status in flux, could miss more than just one game

    CBSSports.com "With Vikings All-Pro running back Adrian Peterson facing an indictment on child abuse charges after allegedly striking his four-year-old son repeatedly with a branch, and the NFL announcing it is reviewing the case under the league's personal conduct policy, his future, short and long-term, is in..." September 14

  • 1d
    Michael Fabiano @Michael_Fabiano

    Update ... Carson Palmer is not starting. It will be Drew Stanton for Arizona.

  • 1d
    Michael Fabiano @Michael_Fabiano

    Greg Hardy is INACTIVE.

  • Despite investigation, sponsors say NFL too lucrative to abandon

    SI.com "What would it take for sponsors to cut ties with the NFL? That was the question posed to executives at two companies who have done business with NFL teams and to marketing experts who closely track the relationship between the league and its corporate partners. Their answers varied, but most..." September 14

  • Roger Goodell getting fired? While unlikely, resignation is more realistic

    CBSSports.com "The public statements by NFL ownership groups continue to mirror what these owners are saying to one another and in private. Namely that their support of Roger Goodell, even in this time of great crisis, with the Ray Rice investigation launched, is firm and few scenarios exist whereby that would..." September 14

  • Cossack calls hiring of Robert Mueller a “huge mistake”

    Pro Football Talk "Three cheers for the four-letter network. While most of the public and the media have swallowed the hook regarding the notion that former FBI director Robert Mueller will be conducting an “independent” investigation into the many questions regarding the Ray Rice video, ESPN has been at the..." September 14

  • 2d
    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Rams DE Robert Quinn signed 4-year, $66.575M extension that includes $41.2M gtd tying him to team through 2019, agent Tony Fleming confirmed

  • Dan Snyder supports Roger Goodell

    ESPN.com "Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder made it clear that he still supports NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, who has come under fire for his handling of the Ray Rice situation. Snyder issued a three-sentence statement Saturday backing Goodell as many have called for the commissioner to resign or..." September 14

  • Goodell will no longer attend Levi's Stadium opening

    CSN Bay Area "Embattled NFL commissioner Roger Goodell will not follow-through on his 2012 promise to attend the regular-season opener at Levi’s Stadium, a source said. As late as Friday evening the 49ers were expecting Goodell to attend Sunday night’s nationally televised game against the Chicago Bears to..." September 14

  • NFL reviewing Adrian Peterson under personal-conduct policy

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL has confirmed that Adrian Peterson, who was indicted on a charge of injury to a child for striking his 4-year-old son, could be disciplined under the league’s personal-conduct policy. “This will be reviewed under the NFL’s personal conduct policy,” the league said in a brief..." September 14

  • Ray McDonald's court hearing postponed

    National Football Post " San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Ray McDonald's court hearing has been postponed. McDonald has been arrested on suspicion of domestic violence, but a decision on whether formal charges will be filed hasn't been determined. He was originally scheduld to go to court on Monday." September 14

  • ‘Goodell Must Go’ Banners to Fly Above NFL Stadiums on Game Day

    Bloomberg "UltraViolet, a women’s advocacy organization, will take to the sky tomorrow to call for the ouster of National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell over his handling of the Ray Rice domestic violence case. Ultraviolet said it will fly planes over three NFL stadiums prior to Week 2 games..." September 14

  • 2d
    Mike Garafolo @MikeGarafolo

    NFL confirms still no drug policy agreement. Deadline has come and gone to activate players for Sunday. So Welker, Scandrick, etc. wait.

  • Adrian Peterson released from jail after turning himself in

    USA Today "Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson landed in Houston and turned himself in to authorities in Montgomery County, Texas, early Saturday where he was booked on a charge of injury to a child before posting $15,000 bond and being released. Peterson arrived at the jail and was let in..." September 13

  • Graham expresses love for Brees

    ESPN.com "New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham expressed his "love" for quarterback Drew Brees on Friday when asked about a recent ESPN The Magazine story that described some tension in their relationship this summer. When asked if that was real, Graham said, "Nah. No, Drew's my guy. I love..." September 13

  • 2d
    Mary Kay Cabot @MaryKayCabot

    #Browns Josh Gordon has been notified that his suspension is now a total of 10 games. That's pending final approval of the new drug policy.

  • New drug policy isn’t done yet

    Pro Football Talk "On Friday night, the NFLPA announced that its board of player representatives had approved a new, comprehensive drug policy. On Saturday morning, both the league and the union have said that the new drug policy isn’t finalized yet. NFL spokesman Greg Aiello tells PFT that the policy is “not..." September 13