• Steelers GM growing impatient with Bell's camp holdout

    ESPN "The Pittsburgh Steelers do not know when running back Le'Veon Bell will show up, but they are still counting on him to have a big year, general manager Kevin Colbert said Wednesday. Asked whether the Steelers have considered rescinding Bell's $12.1 million franchise tender, Colbert told ESPN..." August 16

  • NFL Players Association Fires Back At NFL For Zeke Statement 'They're Liars & Hypocrites'

    TMZ "The NFL Players Association is firing back at the NFL for its recent statement on the Zeke Elliott case ... calling them hypocrites and liars who should be ashamed for "stooping to new lows." The scathing statement is in direct response to NFL's release on Wednesday ... where they accused the..." August 16

  • Sean Payton explains Saints’ decision to fire orthopedists

    Larry Brown Sports "New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton explained why the organization parted ways with a pair of orthopedists. It was widely reported that the orthopedists, Deryk Jones and Misty Suri, were fired in light of a significant misdiagnosis of cornerback Delvin Breaux. Breaux was found to have a..." August 16

  • NFL puts NFLPA on blast over response to Ezekiel Elliott suspension

    Sportsnaut "The National Football League did not waste any time Wednesday calling out the NFL Players Association for what the league believes is the union throwing out derogatory reports surrounding the alleged victim in the Ezekiel Elliott domestic violence case. Hold on to your hats, this release sent..." August 16

  • Death of Texas “Bathroom Bill” could pave way for 2018 NFL Draft

    Pro Football Talk "The death of a Texas “Bathroom Bill,” which targeted transgender people, puts North Texas back in line to host the 2018 NFL Draft. It marks the second time that North Carolina-style bathroom restrictions have failed to pass in Texas. The Cowboys long have played the role of favorite for the..." August 16

  • Tom Brady on Texans' Deshaun Watson: 'He has a great future'

    Houston Chronicle "New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has built a legendary career, a rich experience highlighted by his five Super Bowl rings and a dozen Pro Bowl selections. And the 40-year-old four-time Super Bowl Most Valuable Player shares the opinion of many in NFL circles, opining Wednesday that..." August 16

  • Teddy Bridgewater inspires children book series

    Yardbarker "Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is an inspiring young athlete, determined to return to 100 percent health and return to the field. Bridgewater is also the inspiration behind author and girlfriend, Erika Cardona, who has started writing a series of children’s books called "Little..." August 16

  • Cowboys' Dez Bryant defends stance on anthem, says he has 'family to feed'

    Sports Day "Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant took to Twitter on Tuesday night to defend his comments about the national anthem. When asked after Tuesday's practice for his thoughts about the recent national anthem protests, Bryant said, "Whatever they got going on with that, that's them. I don't..." August 16

  • Seahawks' Pete Carroll: I support Michael Bennett, but 'we should all stand' for anthem

    USA Today "Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Tuesday he supports Michael Bennett after the defensive end chose to sit during the national anthem before Sunday's game in Los Angeles, but noted that he believes everyone should stand when The Star-Spangled Banner is played. Bennett opted to remain..." August 16

  • NFL selects Harold Henderson to handle Ezekiel Elliott appeal

    Fanrag Sports "With Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott officially sending in his appeal of the six-game suspension handed down by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, the next step in the process was to appoint a person to oversee the hearing. According to NFL Network, Harold Henderson has been appointed..." August 16

  • Free agent corner Leodis McKelvin visiting the Rams

    Pro Football Talk "There was some interest from the Saints, who have other cornerback issues at the moment. So veteran cornerback Leodis McKelvin is moving on with a free agency tour. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, McKelvin is heading to Los Angeles to work out for the Rams tomorrow." August 16

  • Browns' Gregg Williams says he has never coached a rookie like Myles Garrett

    CBS Sports "The Browns drafted pass rusher Myles Garrett with the first-overall pick back in April despite desperately needing a franchise quarterback. More than three months later -- and just weeks before the start of the regular season -- it appears to be the right decision. Garrett, the former Texas A&M..." August 16

  • Jets sign Kenbrell Thompkins

    Pro Football Talk "The Jets’ receiving corps took another hit this week when Lucky Whitehead broke his foot and they made a move to shore up the unit on Wednesday. The team announced that they have signed Kenbrell Thompkins to their 90-man roster. Safety Doug Middleton was waived/injured after tearing his..." August 16

  • McAfee: 'No idea' how Luck will be ready for Week 1

    Indianapolis Star "Finally, the inside scoop we've been waiting for. Former Indianapolis Colts punter turned Barstool Sports entertainer Pat McAfee is here to tell us the skinny on Andrew Luck's shoulder. Wait scratch that. "I don't know anything," McAfee said Tuesday on the Dan Patrick show. "They haven't..." August 16

  • Mike Glennon reportedly strong favorite to be Bears Week 1 starter

    Sportsnaut "Despite struggling to the tune of 2-of-8 passing for 20 yards in the team’s preseason opener, Mike Glennon will likely be the Chicago Bears’ Week 1 starter. Head coach John Fox indicated following Glennon’s disastrous performance that the Bears’ depth chart remains unchanged. This came after..." August 16

  • Browns' Thomas expects Osweiler to be named Week 1 starter

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns' voice of reason Joe Thomas may have just ended the quarterback competition a little early: he believes it will be Brock Osweiler Sept. 10 against the Steelers. "I think they're grooming Brock to be the starter week one,'' Thomas said during his podium interview Wednesday. "I don't..." August 16

  • Did Bill Belichick take shot at Jets with ‘another team’ remark?

    Larry Brown Sports "There is no love lost between Bill Belichick and the Jets, and it appears the Patriots coach gave us a subtle reminder of that during a training camp press conference on Wednesday. While speaking before his team’s joint practice with the Texans, Belichick was asked about his relationship with..." August 16

  • Olivia Munn ‘couldn’t care less’ who Aaron Rodgers is dating

    Sportress of Blogitude "Olivia Munn reportedly “couldn’t care less” who former boyfriend Aaron Rodgers might be dating amid rumors the Green Bay Packers quarterback may be involved with soccer star Marie Margolius. Rodgers was spotted dining out with Margolius on the Upper East Side, per a Page Six report. Munn, who..." August 16

  • Bortles insists arm is 'fine' despite increased reps, continued miscues

    ESPN "Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles says he doesn’t have an issue with his throwing arm even though coach Doug Marrone decided to rest him over the weekend because Bortles’ arm “looked tired.” “My arm is fine,” Bortles said Tuesday after the Jaguars' second joint practice with Tampa..." August 16

  • Seahawks agree to 1-year deal with Tramaine Brock

    NFL Trade Rumors "Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports that the Seahawks have agreed to a one-year deal with CB Tramaine Brock on Wednesday. According to Garafolo, the NFL has yet to determine whether Brock will face a suspension. All indications have been that the Seahawks were likely to sign him to a..." August 16

  • Atlanta Falcons: Moving on from last season’s heartbreak

    Sportsnaut "Every Atlanta Falcons article written since February 8 starts the same way, so let’s be a little different here and not harp on the Super Bowl. The Falcons were up 28-3. They lost. It was bad. The Falcons will have to overcome it psychologically. Everything that needs to be said about it for the..." August 16

  • A Lion in print: Zach Zenner may soon be a published researcher

    ESPN "Zach Zenner spent months in a laboratory in Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit a little over a year ago, spending his downtime doing research with rats instead of doing something more relaxing. That work is about to turn into something bigger, a byproduct that could alter his post-football..." August 16

  • Report: Ezekiel Elliott’s ex-girlfriend spoke about using sex tapes for blackmail

    Larry Brown Sports "Ezekiel Elliott is preparing to appeal his six-game suspension, and his legal team is going to aim to destroy the credibility of the running back’s ex-girlfriend in an attempt to have the ban reduced or overturned. In order to accomplish that goal, one of the subjects Elliott’s lawyers are..." August 16

  • Detroit Lions disavow use of their logo during violent rally in Charlottesville

    CBS Sports "The Detroit Lions have denounced the use of their logo during the violent "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend that left one woman dead and 19 injured. A photograph on Getty Images shows a man with a shield bearing a version of the Lions' logo. Unlike the Lions'..." August 16

  • Delvin Breaux’s broken leg leads to Saints firing two doctors

    Pro Football Talk "The Saints probably won’t be able to trade cornerback Delvin Breaux anytime soon. But they do have a couple of vacancies as a result of the cornerback’s inability to stay on the field. According to Mike Triplett of ESPN.com, the Saints have fired a pair of team orthopedists after it was..." August 16

  • Cowboys LB Jaylon Smith to make NFL debut this week

    Sportsnaut "Dallas Cowboys linebacker Jaylon Smith will make his long-awaited NFL debut when his team takes on the Indianapolis Colts on Saturday. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones confirmed the news Tuesday evening. Smith, a second-round pick out of Notre Dame back in 2016, missed his entire rookie season..." August 16

  • Vegas casinos say Raiders drawing most bets to win Super Bowl

    Pro Football Talk "The Raiders won’t be moving to Las Vegas for a while, but they are already having an impact on the biggest local industry. Several casino sportsbooks in Vegas say that the Raiders have been drawing the most action of any team when it comes to bets to win the Super Bowl. David Purdum of ESPN.com..." August 16

  • Miami Dolphins sign Trey Griffey, son of Baseball Hall of Famer Ken Griffey Jr.

    CBS Sports "Normally we don't cover Miami Dolphins transactions in this space, but in this instance we'll make an exception. Trey Griffey is of course the son of Baseball Hall of Famer Ken Griffey Jr., who tallied 630 home runs across parts of the 22 big-league seasons, most of which came with the Mariners." August 16

  • Ezekiel Elliott’s Hearing Date Likely Set

    Pro Football Rumors "According to the language in the NFL’s contractual bargaining agreement, Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott‘s suspension appeal is expected to take place on August 29, tweets Adam Schefter of ESPN.com. Although appeal hearings typically are required to be scheduled within ten days of the..." August 16

  • Steelers activate Sammie Coates from PUP list

    Pro Football Talk "Wide receiver Sammie Coates said in June that he was expecting a “good fight” for spots on the Steelers roster during training camp, but he’s been a non-combatant this summer. Coates had his knee scoped before camp opened in July and the Steelers placed him on the physically unable to perform..." August 16

  • Jets' Lucky Whitehead breaks foot, casting uncertainty on return jobs

    Newark Star-Ledger "Jets wide receiver Lucky Whitehead, the leading contender for their return jobs, broke his foot during Monday's training camp practice. That was the word Tuesday from coach Todd Bowles, who isn't sure how long Whitehead will be sidelined, or if he will need surgery. "I don't know if he's..." August 16

  • Patriots' Rob Gronkowski says he'll pay $69,000 to wear the No. 69 jersey in a game

    CBS Sports "It's been a relatively quiet summer for Rob Gronkowski -- by his standards. But with summer dwindling, the 2017 Summer of Gronk is making one final push. On Tuesday, Bleacher Report published an interview with the Patriots tight end, who appeared on "The Simms and Lefkoe Podcast." During that..." August 16

  • Packers RB Ty Montgomery dealing with mysterious injury

    ALL 22 "Montgomery reportedly suffered a soft-tissue injury, although the location and degree of severity pertaining to the ailment is unknown, according to PackersNews.com’s Ryan Wood. It appears neither Montgomery nor the team will be releasing any information on the starting running back’s injury..." August 16

  • Jets OC: Christian Hackenberg is 'basically' a rookie

    NFL.com "After Christian Hackenberg's preseason debut, the Jets are defining expectations for the 2016 second-round pick. "Basically, he's a rookie," offensive coordinator John Morton said, via the New York Post, on Tuesday. Head coach Todd Bowles later added: "It's hard to get reps when there's..." August 16

  • Raiders TE Cook 'proud' of Marshawn, but will he join the RB?

    CSN Bay Area "Raiders tight end Jared Cook hasn't formally spoken to teammate Marshawn Lynch about his decision to sit during the national anthem during Saturday’s exhibition opener against Arizona. It’s assumed by many to be in protest of racial inequality and mistreatment of minorities, especially on the..." August 16

  • Ezekiel Elliott officially files appeal of suspension

    Larry Brown Sports "Ezekiel Elliott has officially filed an appeal of his 6-game suspension. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports the news about Elliott and says a hearing must be scheduled within 10 days. The NFL suspended Elliott six games for a violation of the league’s personal conduct policy. He was not charged by..." August 15

  • Kirk Cousins: I Want To Stay With Redskins

    Pro Football Rumors "Even though he turned down an extension offer from the Redskins in favor of playing on the franchise tag for the second year in a row, Kirk Cousins says he wants to remain with the Redskins for the rest of his career. “I would love to be . . . a Redskin the rest of my career,” Cousins told..." August 15

  • Seahawks “Very Serious” About Signing Tramaine Brock, Texans & Vikings Also Interested

    NFL Trade Rumors "Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports that the Seahawks have done four-months worth of work on free agent CB Tramaine Brock regarding the domestic violation case against him that was recently dismissed. La Canfora says that Seattle is “very serious” about signing Brock to a contract and there..." August 15

  • Brandon Marshall has no time for Sheldon Richardson: 'That's dead'

    USA Today "New York Jets defensive end Sheldon Richardson may not be done taking public aim at Brandon Marshall, but the New York Giants wide receiver is finished returning fire. After continued potshots from Richardson, who recently called Marshall a “drama queen” and a “bad guy,” the veteran receiver..." August 15

  • Bruce Arians blasts Cards WRs: 'We might have two ... who could play in the NFL'

    CBS Sports "In a game where every morsel of information, no matter how innocuous, is guarded like a state secret, Bruce Arians' candor is a refreshing change of pace. In the past, he's spoken frankly about parents who won't let their kids play football, "FUBAR" officiating, and Mitchell Trubisky's lack of..." August 15

  • Thomas Davis gets another contract extension from Panthers

    Sporting News "Thomas Davis has long said he plans to spend his entire career with the Panthers, but he's in no hurry to leave. The All-Pro linebacker has signed an extension that takes his contract through the 2018 season, the team announced Tuesday. NFL Media reported the new deal will net Davis an..." August 15

  • Anquan Boldin: Bills don’t have “diva mentality” in receivers room

    Pro Football Talk "After getting rid of Sammy Watkins, the Bills were left with a notable lack of what you’d refer to “name-brand,” or “young,” or perhaps even “good” receivers. But the leader of the odd lot of leftovers pointed out that comes with a positive as well. Via Vic Carucci of the Buffalo News,..." August 15

  • Eagles Cut Ryan Mathews, Who Was Cleared To Play

    CBS Philly "The Eagles released running back Ryan Mathews on Tuesday. Mathews, 29, was medically cleared to play and having his surgically repaired neck examined, allowing for his release. The Eagles save $4 million by releasing the veteran running back. With LeGarrette Blount, Darren Sproles, Wendell..." August 15

  • Tom Brady: 'It's really a setup' to compare 2017 Patriots to undefeated 2007 team

    CBS Sports "Tom Brady has been an NFL starter for 16 seasons, and for 16 seasons, Tom Brady has never played on a losing team. The Patriots are 183-52 when he's under center, and that includes five Super Bowl titles and a staggering 14 seasons in which Brady led the team to double-digit wins. The..." August 15

  • Jay Cutler to make debut for Dolphins Thursday against Ravens

    ESPN "New Miami Dolphins quarterback Jay Cutler will make his debut with the team on Thursday in the second preseason game against the Baltimore Ravens, head coach Adam Gase said. Cutler missed last week's preseason opener after signing a one-year, $10 million contract just a few days prior. Cutler..." August 15

  • Allen Robinson shows frustration with Blake Bortles

    Sportsnaut "Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Allen Robinson is one year removed from putting up 1,400 yards and a league-leading 14 touchdowns. It was then that the Penn State product seemingly found a good relationship with young quarterback Blake Bortles. Then, last year happened. Robinson put up just..." August 15

  • Scot McCloughan: Colin Kaepernick is good enough to start in NFL

    Larry Brown Sports "While many people feel Colin Kaepernick is still a free agent because he simply isn’t good enough to be on an NFL roster, one of the most respected talent evaluators in football believes those people are misinformed. In fact, Scot McCloughan thinks Kaepernick is worthy of being a..." August 15

  • Dolphins lose starting cornerback Tony Lippett for season

    Pro Football Talk "The Dolphins are down a starting cornerback. Tony Lippett has a torn Achilles tendon and will miss the entire season. Lippett, who started 13 games last season, was a 2015 fifth-round draft pick of the Dolphins. He suffered the injury during Monday’s practice. The injury is a significant..." August 15

  • Panthers: Pieces in place for another Super Bowl run

    Sportsnaut "The Carolina Panthers experienced a bad Super Bowl hangover in 2016, falling from 15-1 to 6-10 and the NFC South cellar. Their season was a personification of the phrase: everything that can go wrong, will go wrong. Quarterback Cam Newton became a punching bag, the running game fell apart, wide..." August 15

  • Ezekiel Elliott filed harassment complaint on accuser

    247 Sports "New evidence has surfaced in the Ezekiel Elliott case, and it's beginning to look that much worse for NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. It took the league 13 months to complete its investigation into Dallas Cowboys running back, stemming from allegations of domestic violence that were formally..." August 15