• Ex-NFL MVP Rich Gannon: Raiders personnel are 'stealing' paychecks

    CBSSports.com "The last time the Oakland Raiders were good, Rich Gannon was their quarterback. In 2002, Gannon won the NFL MVP award and led the team to Super Bowl XXXVII. Since that Super Bowl season, not only have the Raiders not been back to the playoffs, but they haven't even had a winning record. The..." October 02

  • Police investigate Cowboys C.J. Spillman in sexual assault on woman in team's hotel

    New York Daily News "A Dallas Cowboys special teams player has been accused of sexually assaulting a woman at the team’s hotel in Texas on Sept. 20 — and then being allowed to play the next day. The alleged attack came just a day after NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s awkward news conference during which he..." October 02

  • Giants' Larry Donnell Lost His Fantasy Football Matchup Last Week Because He Benched Himself

    North Jersey "What Larry Donnell did in reality against Washington last week helped the Giants tremendously en route to their 45-14 victory. What Donnell did in fantasy football was even more of a windfall for owners that started one of the league’s breakout stars. Well, except one famous owner: Donnell..." October 02

  • The Sins of the New Orleans Saints

    Grantland "The Saints spent this offseason checking off nearly every box on the Contender Checklist. Despite bumping up against the cap, they did enough we’ll-deal-with-this-later shuffling to lure Jairus Byrd in free agency. They followed that by trading up for Oregon State touchdown machine Brandin Cooks...." October 02

  • Frank Alexander suspended 10 games for another drug violation

    Pro Football Talk "The Panthers were hoping to get defensive end Frank Alexander back this week, after he served his four-game suspension for violating the league’s drug policy. Instead, they’ll see him in December, if at all. The league announced that Alexander was suspended 10 games for violating the..." October 01

  • Steve Smith rips Dave Gettleman, Ron Rivera: 'I was stabbed in the back'

    CBSSports.com "Steve Smith spilled blood and guts everywhere against the Panthers on Sunday afternoon, carving up his old team en route to putting him on pace for the best season of his career. The new Ravens No. 1 wideout held back from going after the Panthers at the podium after the game but he didn't hold..." October 01

  • Murray’s price tag rising, but the Cowboys have no regrets

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Vice president Stephen Jones always believed in running back DeMarco Murray’s ability to be a bell cow running back. But he admits surprise with the gaudy numbers Murray has posted so far. He is only the fourth back in NFL history to open the season with four 100-yard games and a touchdown in each..." October 01

  • Jon Gruden on Raiders rumors: 'I'm not thinking about coaching'

    CBSSports.com "After the Raiders made the move to fire Dennis Allen, they eventually named Tony Sparano as interim coach. But the real interest is in their next move. It's believed Mark Davis wants to hire a superstar coach and he specifically mentioned Jon Gruden during Tuesday's press conference. Gruden..." October 01

  • Report: Kyle Orton's sour relationship with Tony Romo a reason why he left Cowboys

    Dallas Morning News "Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Kyle Orton reportedly had two issues with the organization that ignited his desire to leave the team. One reason, according to a report from ESPN's Ed Werder, was that Orton and quarterback Tony Romo didn't have a good relationship. The other reason cited in..." October 01

  • NFL announces extension of DirecTV Sunday Ticket deal

    Pro Football Talk "NFL Sunday Ticket is staying on DirecTV. The league announced on Wednesday that it has extended its agreement with DirecTV to give the satellite provider the rights to show out-of-market games. Darren Rovell of ESPN reports that it’s an eight-year deal that will see DirecTV paying the NFL $1.5..." October 01

  • Bucs QB situation will have to play out

    Tampa Tribune "When it comes to judging his quarterbacks, Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith doesn’t concern himself too much with what they’ve done lately. He’s more concerned with what they do late. “You judge quarterbacks on what they do late (in games),’’ Smith said this week. That being the criteria, it’s..." October 01

  • Redskins might find that neither Robert Griffin III nor Kirk Cousins is the answer

    Washington Post "While Kirk Cousins refocuses on trying to complete passes to teammates instead of opponents, there’s a lot to consider in the Washington Redskins’ quarterback debate. Robert Griffin III or Cousins was expected to emerge with the long-term job. But after Griffin suffered yet another serious injury..." October 01

  • DeAngelo Williams has a cast on his right foot

    Pro Football Talk "Panthers coach Ron Rivera said Monday that running back DeAngelo Williams was doubtful to play this week because of a sprained ankle. A picture that Williams posted on Twitter on Wednesday seems to make doubtful an optimistic read on his chances of playing against the Bears this weekend...." October 01

  • Dolphins RB Knowshon Moreno says he’s about four weeks away from returning

    Palm Beach Post "If Dolphins running back Knowshon Moreno is being honest, he won’t be back after the bye week for a game against Green Bay. And he might be out a couple of games after that. Moreno, who suffered a dislocated elbow in Week 2, told the Palm Beach Post today that he’s still about four weeks..." October 01

  • 9h
    Craig Morgan @cmorganfoxaz

    Arians said there is the possibility the team puts Palmer on IR with plans to return but they are not close to that decision yet.

  • 9h
    David Newton @DNewtonespn

    RB DeAngelo Williams with high ankle sprain is officially out against Chicago. #panthers

  • Aaron Rodgers says smoking hand gesture was tribute to Jay Cutler

    Larry Brown Sports "If you have watched the Green Bay Packers in their no-huddle offense at all over the past two seasons, you may have noticed Aaron Rodgers making a smoking gesture with one of his hand signals. It obviously indicates some sort of play call or formation change, but Rodgers wants you to believe he..." October 01

  • 10h
    Jonathan Jones @jjones9

    Thomas Davis: I'm playing this week

  • FCC will consider punishing broadcasters for saying 'Redskins'

    SI.com "The Federal Communications Commission will consider punishing broadcasters for using the Washington Redskins' nickname on air, FCC chairman Tom Wheeler said during a conference call with reporters, according to Reuters. Legal activist John Banzhaf III, a law professor at George Washington..." October 01

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    Titans247 @NFL_Titans247

    Jake Locker said he was able to do everything in practice for # Titans on Wednesday. Expects to start Sunday

  • Bears' Brandon Marshall apologizes for postgame snub

    Chicago Tribune "On Sunday afternoon, shortly after the Chicago Bears lost to the Green Bay Packers 38-17 at Soldier Field, receiver Brandon Marshall shooed reporters away from his locker, asserting he wasn’t up for talking about his team’s setback or his role in it. Marshall’s input and insight could have been..." October 01

  • 12h
    Dave Birkett @davebirkett

    Calvin Johnson said he's feeling "definitely better than at this time last week"

  • Lane Johnson returns to injury-riddled Eagles' O-line

    NFL.com "After leading the league in rushing last season, this year's Eagles have fizzled out on the ground behind a makeshift line that will turn to its tenth different blocker when Lane Johnson returns to the field on Sunday against the Rams. Back from his four-game suspension, last year's first-round..." October 01

  • Reggie McKenzie next up on the hot seat for Raiders

    SB Nation "The Oakland Raiders held a press conference Tuesday afternoon to introduce interim head coach Tony Sparano, and after the typical "we'll get better" talk from the new coach, much of the discussion shifted to the fate of GM Reggie McKenzie. Raiders owner Mark Davis spoke at length following the..." October 01

  • NFL admits mistake in penalizing Husain Abdullah for religious celebration

    Yahoo! Sports "The NFL wasted no time admitting a mistake in penalizing Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah, who went to the ground in Muslim prayer after scoring a touchdown against the Patriots. Abdullah's touchdown, celebration and ensuing 15-yard penalty happened on Monday night, and by Tuesday morning the NFL..." September 30

  • Report: 76 of 79 NFL player brains studied show signs of CTE

    CBSSports.com "Having studied the brains of 79 deceased NFL players, one of the nation's largest brain banks has come to the conclusion that 76 suffered from some form of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative brain disease. According to PBS's Frontline, a total of 128 former football players..." September 30

  • Raiders settle on Tony Sparano as interim head coach

    Pro Football Talk "Tony Sparano is set to become the Raiders’ interim head coach after the firing of Dennis Allen. After several conflicting reports emerged over the last 12 hours about who the Raiders would go with as Allen’s replacement, Jim Trotter of ESPN reported on Tuesday that it’s Sparano, who had the..." September 30

  • Belichick the GM is hurting Patriots more than helping

    Sporting News "Tom Brady looked every day of his 37 years on Monday night in the Patriots’ blowout loss in Kansas City. In three of their four games, in fact, he and the offense have been a shadow of what the NFL has been accustomed to. The biggest reason, besides the possibility that Brady is declining at..." September 30

  • Texans’ Jadeveon Clowney hopes to return in a ‘few weeks’

    Houston Chronicle "Jadeveon Clowney was careful with his words, not say anything definitive and speaking in vague generalities. But the No. 1 overall pick of the 2014 draft acknowledged being injured before the first half of his initial NFL game was “very tough” and he’s anxious to return to action, hoping to..." September 30

  • NFL, NFLPA agree to neutral arbitrator in Ray Rice's appeal

    Baltimore Sun "The NFL and the NFL Players Association have agreed to a neutral arbitrator to hear the appeal for indefinitely suspended former Ravens running back Ray Rice. No hearing date or hearing officer have been determined yet, though, as talks continue between NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith..." September 30

  • Jonathan Dwyer charged with aggravated assault, 8 misdemeanors

    SB Nation "Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer has been formally charged with aggravated assault and eight misdemeanors, per an Associated Press report. The events date back to July 21, when Dwyer reportedly head-butted his wife in the face after she refused his sexual advance. The following..." September 30

  • Referees flag Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah for celebration penalty after slide and prayer in endzone

    Kansas City Star "Husain Abdullah is a devout Muslim. He’s also a safety for the Chiefs, and he made a promise to himself if he ever did find himself in the end zone. “If I get a pick, I’m going to prostrate before God in the end zone,” Abdullah said. Early in the fourth quarter, Abdullah dropped deep in a..." September 30

  • Garrett welcomes suspended Brent's return to Cowboys

    Fox Sports Southwest "Cowboys coach Jason Garrett described what Josh Brent's role will be now that the suspended defensive lineman can be around the team again. Brent is suspended for 10 games for his intoxication manslaughter conviction in the death of teammate Jerry Brown Jr. Garrett explained why it's good for..." September 30

  • Report: Dennis Allen informed by Oakland Raiders that he's been fired

    Yahoo! Sports "Fox's Jay Glazer is reporting that the Oakland Raiders have informed Dennis Allen that he has been fired. Allen's Raiders dropped to 0-4 — their 10th loss in a row dating back to last season — after Sunday's 38-14 loss to the Miami Dolphins in London. It has been widely speculated that..." September 30

  • Jim Harbaugh blasts Deion Sanders' report alleging he has lost 49ers' locker room

    USA Today "San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh fired back Monday afternoon to an NFL Network report that some of his players want him out. "Personally, I think that's a bunch of a crap," Harbaugh said. Former 49ers player Deion Sanders, now an analyst for the NFL Network, cited unnamed sources..." September 30

  • Antonio Brown: We lost to one of NFL's worst teams

    NFL.com "We've reached the quarter pole of the NFL season. The Pittsburgh Steelers hold the unfortunate distinction of being on the wrong end of the season's biggest upset to date. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers went into Heinz Field on Sunday and came out with stunning 27-24 victory, thanks to a 5-yard..." September 30

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    Albert Breer @AlbertBreer

    Colts announce they've extended Robert Mathis' contract through 2016.

  • 1d
    Ben Goessling @GoesslingESPN

    Bridgewater: It feels pretty good. I'm making progress each day.

  • 1d
    Mike Garafolo @MikeGarafolo

    In a possible indication they expect Joique Bell to be out this week, Lions will sign RB George Winn off their practice squad, source says.

  • 1d
    Rich Tandler @Rich_TandlerCSN

    Jordan Reed said it's 50-50 that he plays vs Seattle. #Redskins

  • 2d
    Jeremy Igo @CarolinaHuddle

    Deangelo Williams tells fans at his Williams Warriors reception that he is out a few weeks with high ankle sprain.

  • Panthers sign RB Ogbonnaya

    Covers.com "The Carolina Panthers on Monday signed running back Chris Ogbonnaya and waived running back Tauren Poole. Ogbonnaya spent most of the past three seasons with the Cleveland Browns. In 2013, he played in 16 games with seven starts for the Browns. He compiled 240 rushing yards on 49 carries and..." September 30

  • Browns running back Ben Tate returns to practice after missing two games with sprained knee

    Akron Beacon Journal "Browns running back Ben Tate practiced Tuesday for the first time since he suffered a sprained right knee during the second quarter of the Sept. 7 season opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers. It's a sign Tate will likely be able to play Sunday when the Browns (1-2), who are coming off their..." September 30

  • Jets sign Conner to one-year deal

    SNY TV "The Jets have signed FB John Conner to a one-year deal, according to reporter Rand Getlin (Twitter, Sept. 30). Conner visited the Jets on Monday (Costello, Sept. 29)." September 30

  • Cecil Shorts is out, but Ace Sanders is ready to return

    Florida Times Union "This is a week of contrasting emotions for Jaguars receivers Ace Sanders and Cecil Shorts. Sanders’ four-game suspension ended Monday and it’s possible he will play Sunday against Pittsburgh. Shorts, meanwhile, sustained a left hamstring injury in the third quarter of Sunday’s loss to San..." September 30

  • Has Fisher come to his senses?

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Good morning from the Atlanta airport. I'm waiting for my connecting flight to St. Louis, and writing time is short. I know the emphasis is on the Cardinals' postseason right now, but the Rams return to action Sunday in Philadelphia after catching a brief break during their bye weekend. The..." September 30

  • CB Morris Claiborne out for season; what are Cowboys' available options?

    Dallas Morning News "The Dallas Cowboys’ fears became reality Monday with the news that cornerback Morris Claiborne will miss the rest of the season with a ruptured patellar tendon in his left knee. He is scheduled to have surgery in the next few days, coach Jason Garrett said, and will be placed on injured..." September 30

  • Jets fullback Tommy Bohanon broke his clavicle against Lions

    Newark Star-Ledger "Fullback Tommy Bohanon sustained a broken clavicle during the Jets' loss to the Lions on Sunday, an injury head coach Rex Ryan described on Monday as "major." "That one really caught us by surprise," Ryan said. "The young man played through that injury in the second half of the game, so that..." September 30

  • Bills bench E.J. Manuel, go with Kyle Orton at QB

    Pro Football Talk "The Bills didn’t wait long to pull the rip-cord on the parachute that is Kyle Orton. Bills coach Doug Marrone announced today that he was benching second-year starter E.J. Manuel, and making Orton his starting quarterback. “We can’t keep going in the direction that we’re going,” Marrone..." September 30

  • Michael Strahan announces role in 'Magic Mike XXL'

    Sporting News "Michael Strahan made it official when he announced Monday on Live with Kelly & Michael that he will have a role in Magic Mike XXL, the sequel to the hit movie starring Channing Tatum. "The wardrobe guy called me the other day," Strahan said. "Apparently there ain't nothing to be worn." In the..." September 30