• Gonzalez: Matt Ryan 'complete master at this game'

    NFL.com "Gonzalez: Matt Ryan 'complete master at this game' Print 0 By Chris Wesseling Around the NFL Writer Published: Jan. 19, 2017 at 07:46 p.m. Future Hall of Famer Tony Gonzalez is stumping for his former quarterback. Appearing on Thursday's edition of NFL..." January 20

  • Report: Browns close to new deal with Jamie Collins

    Pro Football Talk "The Browns are close to finalizing a multi-year contract with linebacker Jamie Collins, CBS Sports reported Thursday. The report said “significant progress” has been made between the sides and that the deal will be done by the weekend. Absent a new deal, Collins would have had hit the open..." January 20

  • Bills WR Sammy Watkins Had Second Foot Surgery, Expected Back For Training Camp

    NFL Trade Rumors "Sal Capaccio reports that Bills WR Sammy Watkins underwent his second foot surgery earlier this month but is expected to be recovered in time for training camp. Watkins said after the team’s Week 17 game that he was “leaning” against a second surgery on his broken left foot, but it appears as..." January 20

  • Ravens, LB Zach Orr Progressing Towards Deal

    Pro Football Rumors "The Ravens and linebacker Zach Orr have made “considerable progress” towards an extension agreement, tweets Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com. Baltimore has a press conference scheduled for Friday, leading La Canfora to speculate that the club could announce the new contract at that time. Orr,..." January 20

  • Over a dozen Steelers players dealing with the flu

    Sportsnaut "There’s never a good time for an NFL team to be dealing with a flu bug. Preparing for the AFC Championship game, the Pittsburgh Steelers are going through it at the absolute worst time. But coach Mike Tomlin insists that the team will be ready to go on Sunday. “I’m just thankful that I’ve..." January 19

  • Report: NFL admits referees made crucial mistake in Packers-Cowboys game

    Larry Brown Sports "The NFL has reportedly admitted that a crucial 15-yard penalty the Dallas Cowboys were assessed in last weekend’s playoff loss to the Green Bay Packers should not have been called. With Dallas trailing 7-3 in the first quarter and the ball on the Green Bay 37-yard line, officials called a..." January 19

  • Oakland Raiders file Las Vegas relocation paperwork

    NFL.com "The Raiders have filed their relocation paperwork to move from Oakland to Las Vegas with the league, a league source told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport on Thursday. The move was anticipated. Rapoport reported last week that the Raiders were prepared to file for relocation. It is the first..." January 19

  • Manziel admits he was “lost in the sauce,” vows to be better

    Pro Football Talk "Ex-Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel fired off a series of tweets Thursday afternoon, writing that he hasn’t “been this happy in a long time” and apologizing for some of his past behavior. Tagging one tweet #LostInTheSauce, Manziel wrote that he “truly appreciates all the people in my life who..." January 19

  • Seahawks Could Lose 2nd Round Pick For Not Disclosing Sherman Injury

    Real GM Football "The Seattle Seahawks could be penalized a second round pick by the NFL for failing to disclose Richard Sherman's knee injury. Sherman revealed after the Seahawks were eliminated from the playoffs that he played the second half of the season with an MCL injury." January 19

  • Le’Veon Bell excused from practice for “personal reasons”

    Pro Football Talk "The Steelers need running back Le’Veon Bell for Sunday. Presumably, they’ll have him. On Thursday, they didn’t; Bell wasn’t at practice. Coach Mike Tomlin told reporters that Bell was excused from practice for “personal reasons.” Tomlin also said that Bell will be ready to go on Sunday at New..." January 19

  • Stephen Jones: ‘Scary to think’ what Dak Prescott can accomplish

    Sportress of Blogitude "As the dust settles following a profoundly disappointing end to what otherwise was a magical season, the Dallas Cowboys have begun the process of looking forward to the 2017 NFL season. The pain of Sunday’s heartbreaking 34-31 loss to the Green Bay Packers obviously remains fresh. But the..." January 19

  • It’s time for the Packers to make Aaron Rodgers the highest-paid player again

    Pro Football Talk "During a four-game losing streak that invited plenty of criticism from the outside and speculation about the status of key relationships and how the future could unfold for coach Mike McCarthy and G.M. Ted Thompson, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers said of PFT and me specifically, “Don’t waste..." January 19

  • Peterson wants to stay in Minny but would consider Giants, Bucs, Texans

    ESPN "Vikings running back Adrian Peterson says he sees himself remaining with Minnesota next season but mentioned the New York Giants, Houston Texans and Tampa Bay Buccaneers as teams he might consider in free agency. "I see myself in purple. A lot has to take place," Peterson said on First Take on..." January 19

  • Julio Jones to miss practice again but says he’s ‘ready to go’ for Sunday

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones will miss practice for the second straight day on Thursday because of a foot injury. The plan is for Jones to participate in Friday’s light practice in preparation for Sunday’s NFC championship game against the Packers at the Georgia Dome. “It’s fine,” Jones..." January 19

  • Patriots' Julian Edelman apologizes to ref: 'I get so defensive, I'm sorry'

    Sporting News "Julian Edelman had a fun interaction with a ref during the Patriots' playoff game against the Texans. Thanks to NFL Films' SoundFX, we were able to listen to the receiver mic'd up and hear what he said to official Keith Ferguson. The play in question is believed to be on Edelman's 48-yard..." January 19

  • Donald Trump says Jets' Woody Johnson will be his U.K. ambassador

    Newark Star-Ledger "President-elect Donald Trump revealed Thursday during a speech that Jets owner Woody Johnson will be his ambassador to the United Kingdom. So what does this mean? Well, Pro Football Talk previously reported that Johnson has made arrangements to surrender day-to-day control of the Jets if..." January 19

  • Chargers' Jason Verrett Disses Rams 'We're the Better Team, Period.'

    TMZ "The battle for L.A. has begun ... and Chargers Pro Bowl safety Jason Verrett just fired one of the first shots! Verrett was leaving the Chargers media event in L.A. on Wednesday when we asked which team the locals would embrace more ... the L.A. Chargers or the L.A. Rams? "Chargers,"..." January 19

  • Packers' Wolf pulls out of 49ers' GM search

    Sacramento Bee "Green Bay Packers executive Eliot Wolf, one of the candidates the 49ers were considering for their general manager position, has withdrawn from the search, according to a league source. Wolf, 34, is the son of Ron Wolf, who was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2015. Wolf’s..." January 19

  • Tony Romo Surfaces at Trump Hotel In D.C.

    TMZ "He ain't got practice this week ... so Tony Romo got on a plane and flew out to Washington D.C. -- where he was spotted hanging out at the Trump International Hotel. The Dallas Cowboys QB has been praised by Trump in the past -- back in 2015, Donald called him a "great guy" and said he knows..." January 19

  • Aaron Rodgers' Major Rift With Family Reportedly Began After 'Blow Up' With Brother

    People Magazine "Like many brothers, Aaron and Jordan Rodgers have had a lifelong rivalry. “[They] have always been competitive, and they’re always trying to one-up each other,” says a source close to the Green Bay Packers quarterback. “It’s been that way since they were kids. They got older, and the stakes got..." January 19

  • Vegas odds show Tony Romo is a favorite to land with the Texans

    Sportsnaut "Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo has likely played his final game in the only city he’s called home during an illustrious 13-year NFL career. Set to count $24.7 million against the cap next season, it’s highly unlikely that Romo will return as Dak Prescott’s backup. With as many as nine..." January 19

  • Dick LeBeau will return for his 59th NFL season, at age 80

    Titansonline.com "Dick LeBeau enjoys three things when he has time away from football. He likes to read, play golf, and play his guitar. But there’s nothing LeBeau enjoys more than coaching, and being around the game. It’s why the legendary defensive coordinator will be back with the Titans in 2017. “The..." January 19

  • Aaron Rodgers on big play in Pack win: 'Size matters'

    ESPN "Aaron Rodgers didn’t say a word at first. He simply raised both hands, palms facing out, to shoulder level. That was the Green Bay Packers quarterback’s answer for how he managed to hold on to the football at a crucial point in the NFC divisional playoff game Sunday, when Dallas Cowboys safety..." January 19

  • Marcus Mariota “should be back” when Titans get rolling this offseason

    Pro Football Talk "Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota had a metal plate implanted to his fractured fibula in a surgical procedure three weeks ago and a Wednesday update on his condition from coach Mike Mularkey was a positive one. Mariota was instructed to keep weight off the leg for two months after surgery and..." January 19

  • Ravens owner: Joe Flacco's knee injury hurt QB in '16

    NFL.com "Did Joe Flacco's rehab from a 2015 knee injury cause his up-and-down 2016 season? "The recovery from what everybody else says that they are not back completely, did that mess with his mind? Did that mess with his timing, his accuracy?" Owner Steve Bisciotti said, via the team's official..." January 19

  • Roger Goodell is a coward, but then we knew that

    Yardbarker "Roger Goodell won’t be attending the AFC Championship Game in New England, because of course he won’t. During divisional weekend, Goodell was in the Georgia Dome on Saturday and at Arrowhead Stadium for Sunday’s late game. One could reasonably conclude, were one generally unfamiliar with Roger..." January 19

  • 'Really, Rodgers?' Byron Jones breaks down play that led to Cowboys' loss, how he's coping

    Sports Day "Byron Jones: "So we were in a zone coverage, Cover 2. I'm an underneath dropper, and you know, we all understand what [Aaron] Rodgers is gonna do. We understand he's gonna leave the pocket, so the play's gonna be extended. The zone kind of gets all warped up when he holds the ball and he's running..." January 19

  • NFL: Jaguars complied with Rooney Rule in hiring Tom Coughlin

    Pro Football Talk "An interesting question has emerged regarding the decision of the Jaguars to make former Jaquars coach Tom Coughlin the executive V.P. of football operations. Did the Jaguars comply with the Rooney Rule before hiring Coughlin? Compliance was required, given the nature of the role. In 2009, the..." January 19

  • Ricky Williams discusses incident with Tyler police

    Larry Brown Sports "Ricky Williams was involved in an incident with police in Tyler, Texas last week while he was in town for the Earl Campbell Award ceremony. The former Longhorns running back came to support Campbell and this year’s award winner, D’Onta Foreman. Williams says he arrived in Tyler about four hours..." January 19

  • NFL Looking Into Antonio Brown Video

    TMZ "NFL commish Roger Goodell tells TMZ Sports ... the NFL is officially looking into the Antonio Brown locker room video incident. Goodell was leaving a media event for the Los Angeles Chargers when he decided to mingle with the fans ... signing autographs, posing for selfies and even talking a..." January 19

  • Falcons coaches told Kyle Shanahan is 49ers new head coach

    Sportsnaut "Nothing will be official until the Atlanta Falcons’ season ends, but Atlanta offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan is a virtual lock to be the next coach of the San Francisco 49ers. Starting with owner Arthur Blank, the entire Falcons organization knows how much Shanahan will be missed. Still,..." January 19

  • Melvin Gordon: Anthony Lynn is 'perfect' for me

    NFL.com "Anthony Lynn's hire comes with some question marks about his pedigree as a first-time coach, but more than one player is pumped about the Los Angeles Chargers' new man in charge. "They say he is a running backs guru, so obviously I'm fired up!" beamed Melvin Gordon on Wednesday from the..." January 19

  • Did Future Really Send Baby Future a Falcons Jersey After Seahawks Loss?

    Complex "Future stirred up the pot on Saturday when he showed up at the Georgia Dome to cheer on his hometown team, the Atlanta Falcons, in their divisional playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks. But Future may have saved his petty pièce de résistance for after the Falcons' 36-20 victory over the..." January 19

  • Chargers will keep same uniforms in Los Angeles

    San Diego Union-Tribune "So much change for the Chargers has transpired this month, between the New Year’s Day dismissal of Mike McCoy as head coach, the Jan. 12 relocation from San Diego to Los Angeles and the Jan. 13 official hiring of Anthony Lynn as McCoy’s replacement. The team’s uniforms will not follow..." January 19

  • Ex-Lions CB Stanley Wilson II arrested while naked for the second time

    Fox Sports "Former Detroit Lions cornerback Stanley Wilson II was arrested while naked for the second time in eight months, according to multiple reports. Wilson was arrested for running around naked outside a private residence Jan. 10 in Portland, Ore., which is where he allegedly tried to break into a..." January 19

  • Chad Greenway not sure if he or Adrian Peterson will be back next year

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The 2017 Vikings roster could be similar to last season’s, but it also could see two huge changes as the team decides about the two longest-tenured players in linebacker Chad Greenway and running back Adrian Peterson. Greenway just completed his 11th season with the Vikings and Peterson his..." January 19

  • Vance Joseph: Sexual assault claims are false

    Denver Post "The day Vance Joseph was introduced as the Broncos’ new head coach, his look ahead included a look back, as allegations from his past soon resurfaced. Joseph was accused of sexually assaulting two female trainers while a defensive backs coach at Colorado from 2003-04. The allegations were..." January 19

  • Bill Belichick calls out Dion Lewis for recent fumbles

    Larry Brown Sports "Bill Belichick used inclement to remind Dion Lewis to hold on to the football. In the Patriots’ 34-16 victory over the Texans, Lewis scored three touchdowns. He had one rushing, one receiving, and Lewis also returned a kickoff 98 yards for a score. That was, obviously, the good. However, Lewis..." January 19

  • Why LeGarrette Blount enjoys New England

    NESN "There’s something about playing for the Patriots that brings out the best in LeGarrette Blount. So, what is it? Why does he like playing in New England so much? The Patriots running back was asked this Wednesday as New England prepares to face the Pittsburgh Steelers in Sunday’s AFC..." January 19

  • Goodell tells Chargers fans in San Diego 'we're hurting, too'

    Fox Sports "Reality set in for Chargers fans in San Diego on Wednesday, when their former team was formally welcomed to Los Angeles during a news conference and pep rally. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell was on hand for the festivities and was asked what he would tell the fans in San Diego who are hurting..." January 19

  • Colts owner Jim Irsay says Andrew Luck had outpatient shoulder surgery in offseason

    Fox 59 "Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck had shoulder surgery in the offseason, Colts owner Jim Irsay revealed Thursday. Irsay said Luck had a successful outpatient surgery to fix a right shoulder injury that’s been lingering since the 2015 season." January 19

  • Brown on Butler: Wherever I line up, he'll be there

    NFL.com "Steelers wideout Antonio Brown knows just where to find Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler on Sunday. "Obviously, it's a big game. I have a lot of respect for him. He's a follow-type corner," Brown said Wednesday. "Wherever I line up, he's gonna be there, and I'm just excited about the..." January 19

  • Seahawks reportedly set to sign cornerback Perrish Cox to add depth in secondary

    Seattle Times "The Seahawks are expected to sign veteran cornerback Perrish Cox, according to a report from Mike Garafolo of NFL.com, to add depth in the wake of a knee injury to DeShawn Shead. Cox has played seven seasons in the NFL and was with the Seahawks for two games late in the 2013 season when he was..." January 19

  • 2017 Super Bowl: Ref ripped by Chiefs players will reportedly officiate

    CBS Sports "The NFL has finally decided on a referee for Super Bowl LI, and it looks like the league definitely didn't take Travis Kelce's opinion into account. According to ESPN.com, the ref for the Super Bowl will be Carl Cheffers. Although you might not know him by name, you might know him as the..." January 19

  • Bills interview Panthers QBs coach Ken Dorsey for OC job

    Charlotte Observer "The Carolina Panthers have lost one assistant coach to Buffalo this offseason, and now have another coach talking to the Bills. Carolina quarterbacks coach Ken Dorsey interviewed Wednesday with former Panthers defensive coordinator and new Buffalo head coach Sean McDermott for the Bills'..." January 19

  • NFL Replies to Report They Banned Lady Gaga From Bringing Up Trump During Halftime Show

    Black Sports Online "Lady Gaga is the halftime performer at this years Superbowl and we can expect a spectacle. Lady Gaga is an incredible performer and nothing is off limits to her, including politics. She was very vocal this past election campaign and was/still is “with her”. Naturally, with the political climate..." January 18

  • Skip Bayless: Jerry Jones is blinded by his pride

    Fox Sports "The Dallas Cowboys refuse to name breakout rookie star Dak Prescott, who made the Pro Bowl this season, as the starting quarterback moving forward, and team owner Jerry Jones made some bold claims about Tony Romo's ability that could indicate the 36-year-old may return as the starter in Dallas..." January 18

  • Bill O'Brien won't hire OC, will continue to call plays

    NFL.com "The Houston Texans will not hire a new offensive coordinator after parting ways with George Godsey, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday, per sources informed of the team's thinking. Coach Bill O'Brien, who took over the play-calling duties from Godsey midway through the year..." January 18

  • Brandon Marshall considers himself underpaid by the Jets

    Sportsnaut "Wide receiver Brandon Marshall and the New York Jets are coming off a disastrous 2016 season. Marshall himself put up a career-worst performance, tallying just 59 receptions for 788 yards and three touchdowns. This played a role in the Jets regressing from a 10-win 2015 campaign to the AFC East’s..." January 18

  • Raiders' Donald Penn's Baby Mama BLASTS HIM ... In Ultimate Diss Video

    TMZ "It's gonna be a looong off-season for Raiders star lineman Donald Penn ... his reality star baby mama just went FULL 2PAC in an angry video blasting him for "trying to play me like a stupid ass bitch." Backstory ... former "Bad Girls Club" star Camilla Poindexter gave birth to Donald's daughter..." January 18