• Sam Bradford stiffs former teammate Carson Wentz following game

    Sportsnaut "You don’t need to be a genius to understand that Sam Bradford’s relationship with the Philadelphia Eagles didn’t end on the best of notes. Bradford signed a two-year extension with Philadelphia during the spring, only to see the team trade up for the rights to select Carson Wentz No. 2 overall..." October 23

  • Mike Zimmer calls out “soft” offensive line after “embarrassing” loss

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "It took Mike Zimmer a dozen words to get to the one that best described his team’s 21-10 loss to the Eagles here in Philadelphia — “embarrassing.” “It was embarrassing in at least two of the phases,” the head coach said, “and I’m very disappointed in the performance that we gave today. We..." October 23

  • Ryan Fitzpatrick: Coaches, front office stopped believing in me

    Pro Football Talk "Jets coach Todd Bowles isn’t answering questions about who will start at quarterback for the Jets in Week Eight, but Ryan Fitzpatrick was willing to offer his two cents after replacing an injured Geno Smith in Sunday’s 24-16 win over the Ravens. Fitzpatrick was 9-of-14 for 120 yards and a..." October 23

  • Joe Namath calls out Geno Smith for not playing through injury

    New York Post "Joe Namath is still shooting from the hip. The legendary Jets quarterback apparently has some doubts about a not-so-legendary Jets quarterback, questioning the legitimacy of Geno Smith’s knee injury on Sunday. Smith, playing for a benched Ryan Fitzpatrick, lasted a quarter and a half at..." October 23

  • Ajayi becomes 4th player with consecutive 200-yard rushing games

    CBS Sports "Heading into last week's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Dolphins running back Jay Ajayi had 304 career rushing yards. With back-to-back monster games, he has added quite a few yards to that total. Ajayi surpassed 200 rushing yards Sunday against the Buffalo Bills, making him the fourth..." October 23

  • Bills RB LeSean McCoy Leaves Game After Aggravating Hamstring Injury

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Buffalo Bills announced that RB LeSean McCoy is doubtful to return after he aggravated his hamstring during Sunday’s game. Reports from earlier in the week mentioned that the Bills planned to be cautious with McCoy’s injury, given that he had a hamstring injury last year that lingered...." October 23

  • Josh Norman suffers concussion, ruled out for remainder of Redskins game

    USA Today "Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman left Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions and was later ruled out after suffering what was later determined to be a concussion. Norman went to the locker room in the third quarter after giving up a 52-yard completion to Lions wide receiver Marvin..." October 23

  • Cody Kessler (concussion) will not return to Browns game

    Pro Football Talk "The officials forced Browns rookie quarterback Cody Kessler to leave Sunday’s game in the second quarter to be checked for a concussion. Kessler grabbed for his helmet after taking a hit from Bengals defensive end Carlos Dunlap after releasing a pass. He was escorted to the sideline by referee..." October 23

  • Geno Smith headed to locker room with apparent injury

    NFL.com "Newly minted New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith is headed to the locker room after suffering an apparent injury against the Baltimore Ravens Sunday." October 23

  • Randy Moss on Goodell Being Biggest Reason NFL Is Going Downhill

    CSN New England "With the NFL facing more PR issues by the day, Randy Moss has identified what he feels is wrong with a league that can’t seem to stay out of trouble. In wake of the Josh Brown situation, which saw the NFL blame the King County (Wash.) Sheriff’s Office for the lack of initial punishment given to..." October 23

  • League believes Vontaze Burfict stomp was “clear and obvious,” Bengals don’t

    Pro Football Talk "Last Sunday’s pair of questionable plays by Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict resulted in no suspension for the player who missed the first three games of the 2016 season. A $75,000 fine for one of the two maneuvers — an apparent stomp on Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount — is pending on..." October 23

  • Vinatieri breaks record for consecutive field goals

    NFL.com "Vinatieri nailed a 33-yard field goal in the third quarter Sunday setting an NFL record with 43 consecutive makes. The 21-year pro tied and passed former Colts kicker Mike Vanderjagt (42 straight) on Sunday. Vinatieri has not missed a field goal since Week 2, 2015. " October 23

  • Todd Bowles decided to bench Ryan Fitzpatrick after watching film

    CBS Sports "Jets coach Todd Bowles benched quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick this week after initially backing the veteran following Monday night's loss at Arizona, a change of heart that materialized after reviewing game film, sources said. Fitzpatrick struggled again, this time despite being given detailed..." October 23

  • Is NFL's international experiment paying off abroad?

    USA Today "Game 16 of the National Football League’s bold crusade beyond its own borders arrived in London on Sunday, making this as good a time as any to take a quick look at what we have learned from the ongoing experiment to give America’s game an English twist. Needless to say, football hasn’t..." October 23

  • Jeff Fisher: We’re staying with Case Keenum

    Sportsnaut "Just minutes after the Los Angeles Rams lost to the New York Giants in London, head coach Jeff Fisher addressed the media and answered questions about Case Keenum. The veteran quarterback had a miserable game, throwing four interceptions (including a pick-six you have to see to believe), with..." October 23

  • Sheldon Richardson upset Brandon Marshall spoke about locker room fight

    Sportsnaut "Sheldon Richardson and Brandon Marshall got into a heated verbal spat after losing to the Kansas City Chiefs back on September 25. The fight was first reported by ESPN a few days ago, and Richardson isn’t happy Marshall has been open with the press about the incident. When asked about the..." October 23

  • Chargers not optimistic about November stadium vote

    CBS Sports "Chargers ownership gave a brief update to the rest of the league during the recent NFL owners meeting in Houston, noting the lack of support from council members for their downtown stadium project, and the bleak odds of winning a ballot initiative next month, sources said. While the Chargers..." October 23

  • There's concern Teddy Bridgewater might never make it back to the NFL

    CBS Sports "Before the 2016 season began, Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater suffered a horrific knee injury that knocked him out of the year. Minnesota traded for Sam Bradford not just to secure the position this year, but for next season as well. And the Vikings could need help for even longer...." October 23

  • Vikings will get 7th-rounder from Eagles if they reach NFC title game

    ESPN "The Minnesota Vikings will receive an additional draft pick -- in the seventh round -- from the Philadelphia Eagles if they advance to the NFC Championship Game as one more condition attached to the summer trade of quarterback Sam Bradford, according to league sources. The announced deal had..." October 23

  • C.J. Anderson says he’s feeling no pressure

    Denver Post "With a young quarterback, Denver would like to lean on its running game to be the catalyst of the offense. The Broncos started strong rushing for more than 130 yards in their first two games, but they’ve failed to eclipse 90 yards in each of the last four. A leaky offensive line has been at the..." October 23

  • Jamaal Charles had MRIs on both knees

    Sportsnaut "In what is clearly a concerning development for the Chiefs star running back, Jamaal Charles was reported to have had MRI’s on both of his knees this past week. The talented back experienced swelling this week, which was why he was listed as questionable to play. He’s going to be used sparingly..." October 23

  • Vikings' McKinnon sporting 'RIP Harambe' cleats

    USA Today "We've seen a number of high quality customized cleats during the 2016 season. Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon's set may be the best yet. He wore this pair for warmups before Minnesota's clash with the Eagles." October 23

  • Roger Goodell Says Assessing TD Celebration Versus Domestic Violence Punishments Are 'Complicated'

    Complex "Roger Goodell never ceases to amaze NFL fans with his unpopular takes on how to assess punishments of players. If you're a Tom Brady diehard, a feminist following the Josh Brown situation, or followed the way he has circumvented admissions of the chances for attaining CTE from playing football,..." October 23

  • Romo making progress but is unlikely to return to practice after Cowboys' bye

    CBS Sports "While Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo has made considerable progress in his return from a preseason back injury, he has yet to be cleared to practice fully and could require another MRI to do so, according to sources. To this point his MRIs have pointed to on-target healing, but given Romo's..." October 23

  • Jets giving Smith 'fair chance' to keep starting job

    NFL.com "The New York Jets made a quarterback switch this week, benching incumbent starter Ryan Fitzpatrick and inserting embattled backup Geno Smith. Smith finally gets the chance he has quietly and not-so-quietly longed for. So what should we expect from the former second-round draft pick? Jets..." October 23

  • NFL is in no hurry to vote on the Raiders' Las Vegas relocation plan

    NFL Trade Rumors "Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports that reports that NFL officials are in no hurry to vote on the Raiders potentially relocating to Las Vegas, even though owner Mark Davis plans to file the paperwork in the coming months. Davis is expected to try to get a formal vote on the matter in..." October 23

  • Hoyer to undergo surgery on broken arm, out at least 8 weeks

    ESPN "Chicago Bears quarterback Brian Hoyer is undergoing surgery on his broken left arm Sunday and will miss at least eight weeks, a source told ESPN's Adam Caplan. Hoyer could be placed on injured reserve. He suffered the injury in the second quarter of Thursday night's 26-10 loss to the Green..." October 23

  • Molly Brown: Giants teammates knew of abuse

    Pro Football Talk "As the Sunday morning talking heads begin the process of talking about the potential reaction by teammates to the knowledge that Giants kicker Josh Brown engaged in abuse of his ex-wife more widespread than grabbing her wrist in May 2015, it’s important to remember one key fact: Brown’s ex-wife..." October 23

  • Trade chatter at a minimum, for now

    Pro Football Talk "The trade deadline is only nine days away. And while plenty of transactions could still happen between now and 4:00 p.m. ET on November 1, it’s hard to currently identify any real chatter regarding specific players. It’s still a little early for teams to engage in full-blown fire sales. With..." October 23

  • Odell Beckham shakes off criticism

    ESPN "It’s a foreign country and a different culture. The British view football as a completely different sport than Americans. It doesn’t matter when it comes to celebrity, however. New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. is a star here, just as he is in the United States. His news..." October 23

  • Saints DT Nick Fairley to play Sunday just days after his mother's passing

    NFL.com "Saints defensive tackle Nick Fairley will play Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs, but he'll do so with a heavy heart. Fairley unexpectedly lost his mother, Paula Rodgers, this past week. Fairley raced back to the Mobile, Alabama, area in the wee hours of Wednesday morning to be with his..." October 23

  • Odell Beckham Jr. expects rough play from Rams

    Toronto Sun "Odell Beckham Jr. expects Los Angeles Rams defenders to try to rough him up on Sunday. In the hours before Beckham’s New York Giants and Rams were to square off in the second of three NFL games played this month in London, England, the wide receiver said he knows what’s coming. “You protect..." October 23

  • Big Ben unlikely to miss more than two games, could return after bye

    CBS Sports "Despite reports that quarterback Ben Roethlisberger could miss 4-6 weeks following a meniscus repair in his left knee, numerous team sources indicated the Pro Bowler will be back well before then. Roethlisberger has been ruled out for Sunday's game, but could be back to face Baltimore in Week 9,..." October 23

  • LeSean McCoy to play 25-35 snaps

    Pro Football Talk "Bills running back LeSean McCoy appears ready to contribute today, if not quite as much as usual. McCoy is expected to play and get about 25-35 snaps against the Dolphins, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. That would represent a reduction in the normal workload for McCoy, who has averaged 47.5..." October 23

  • Brandon Marshall touts his maturity

    Newark Star-Ledger "Emotional outbursts and disputes with teammates are familiar territory for Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall, who has been a mercurial player through his 11-year NFL career. So it wasn't entirely surprising that Marshall got into a heated verbal (but not physical) altercation with a fellow..." October 23

  • Desmond Howard reveals Holmgren's motivational ploy in Super Bowl XXXI

    CBS Sports "On Saturday morning, ESPN's "College GameDay" included a feature about pregame motivational speeches from football coaches. Afterward, the analysts told stories of their favorite pregame speeches. Desmond Howard wouldn't reveal what Bo Schembechler used to say at Michigan (it would be NSFW),..." October 23

  • Report: Bears will move on from Jay Cutler after this season

    The Sports Daily "Jay Cutler’s days are numbered in Chicago. Even though the Bears will be forced to use Cutler after Brian Hoyer suffered a broken arm on Thursday night, they still plan to move on from the 33-year-old quarterback after this season, a source tells Jason Cole of Bleacher Report. In seven-plus..." October 23

  • Aaron Donald's modest persona obscures crazy talent

    NFL.com "Twelve miles from Windsor Castle in the Surrey countryside, the Los Angeles Rams practiced American football this week in the home of England Rugby. Yet it might as well have been a New Jersey sports bar with all the questions about Odell Beckham Jr. The fascination with the Giants receiver is..." October 22

  • Ex-Panther Beason piles on GM for poor secondary: 'It's unacceptable'

    Charlotte Observer "Former Carolina Panthers linebacker Jon Beason was the first big-name player sent packing by general manager Dave Gettleman, before Steve Smith, DeAngelo Williams or Josh Norman were shown the door. Beason said it was a smart business decision by Gettleman to make the 2013 trade that sent him..." October 22

  • Joe Flacco will be active Sunday against Jets

    Sportsnaut "The Baltimore Ravens will almost certainly have Joe Flacco on the field Sunday when they take on the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium. As noted by Jamison Hensley of ESPN, the Ravens did not promote David Fales from the practice squad and will have Flacco active for the game. Flacco missed..." October 22

  • Officials, players concerned with NFL's treatment of Josh Brown case

    ESPN "NFL owners, executives, coaches and players have privately been expressing their displeasure over how the league and the New York Giants have handled the domestic violence allegations against kicker Josh Brown, sources confirmed to ESPN. One team owner has called the situation an..." October 22

  • Antonio Brown confident chemistry with Landry Jones will improve

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "It was back to school this week for Landry Jones and Antonio Brown. Their most important subject was chemistry class. When Jones and Brown played together last season when Ben Roethlisberger missed games due to injuries, the results didn’t stand up to the production Brown normally has. In..." October 22

  • Former Ravens player wonders why Josh Brown has job but Ray Rice is 'blackballed'

    CBS Sports "The treatment of Josh Brown by the NFL and the New York Giants has been perplexing at best. The Giants knew Brown abused his wife and still decided to re-sign him. The NFL only suspended Brown one game, a mystifying number given the circumstances. Brown isn't with the Giants in London for..." October 22

  • Irsay: Colts could be 6-0 'if the ball bounced our way'

    Indianapolis Star "Let Jim Irsay, still stinging from last Sunday, vouch for the therapeutic benefits of spending time behind closed doors with fellow NFL owners. “It’s good to have an owners meeting as a distraction,” the man who writes the Indianapolis Colts' checks told USA TODAY Sports this week as he waited..." October 22

  • Jets' Eric Decker says he won't miss any 2017 action after 2 surgeries

    Newark Star-Ledger "Jets coach Todd Bowles said recently it'll be "close" in terms of whether wide receiver Eric Decker will be ready for the start of the 2017 season. Decker just underwent hip surgery, and still has to undergo shoulder surgery, to repair a partially torn rotator cuff. During his regular..." October 22

  • 5 reasons why Pats are perfect team to trade Dez Bryant to

    Fox Sports "Dak Prescott vs. Tony Romo? Please. That argument is so Week 5. As Dallas Cowboys fans know, the new discussion is do you trade Romo or not? Well, let's raise the stakes: Do you trade Dez Bryant as well? Skip Bayless says yes, after watching the Dallas Cowboys come together behind young..." October 22

  • Ray Lewis 'I Support Kaepernick 1000% ... But Kneeling Just Isn't Enough'

    TMZ "Ray Lewis says he's 1000% behind Colin Kaepernick's protest for social justice ... but when it comes to making change it's gonna take more than kneeling to uplift black Americans. Lewis co-hosted the "TMZ Sports" TV show and got more in-depth then ever on his feelings on Kaep's stand -- and..." October 22

  • Cromartie responds after Irsay criticizes anthem protest

    Pro Football Talk "Antonio Cromartie was the only player on the Colts kneeling during the national anthem — until he got cut, not long before Colts owner Jim Irsay said an NFL game is “the wrong venue” for such a protest. Cromartie’s wife thinks that’s why he got cut. Cromartie himself hasn’t gone that far, but..." October 22

  • Goodell blames fans for not understanding NFL’s domestic violence policy

    The Comeback "Roger Goodell gave an interview to BBC Sports, in which he essentially says the league’s handling of domestic violence suspensions is fine. He blames fan ignorance or narrow-mindedness for the perception that he’s not going far enough. Roger Goodell is essentially the man behind the curtain,..." October 22

  • Clive Allen: I wouldn't be surprised if Tottenham's Harry Kane followed in my footsteps and moved to the NFL

    London Evening Standard "Clive Allen has backed Harry Kane to be a success if the Tottenham striker decides to move to the NFL once his football career is over. Kane is one of the Premier League's most lethal marksmen and scored 25 goals to claim the coveted Golden Boot award last season.. But the 23-year-old is..." October 22