• Cowboys owner Jerry Jones “admires” alleged serial awful person Jerry Richardson

    Clutch Points "Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones went on a rather long and weird rant about admiring alleged serial harasser Jerry Richardson. The current Carolina Panthers owner, who has already put his National Football League franchise up for sale, is alleged to have said and done some awful things. This..." December 18

  • Ben Roethlisberger: Steelers were confused by coaches' call on fake spike play

    USA Today "With the clock trickling down into the final seconds of the game, confusion reigned for the Pittsburgh Steelers. In the team’s 27-24 loss Sunday evening against the New England Patriots, a failed fake spike attempt by Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger led to an interception that..." December 18

  • Where was Raiders WR Michael Crabtree on the decisive play Sunday?

    San Francisco Chronicle "Michael Crabtree was the Raiders’ most active receiver Sunday, targeted on 17 of Derek Carr’s 38 pass attempts and catching two touchdowns. But Crabtree wasn’t on the field for the last play of the Raiders’ 20-17 loss to the Cowboys. And he wasn’t happy about it. Crabtree told reporters..." December 18

  • Broncos QB Paxton Lynch Expected To Be Medically Cleared & Return To Practice Next Week

    NFL Trade Rumors "According to Nicki Jhabvala of the Denver Post, Broncos QB Paxton Lynch is expected to be medically cleared by Sunday and will return to practice in full next week. This sets up a situation where the Broncos will have to decide whether to start Lynch or go with Brock Osweiler, who is coming off..." December 18

  • Sean 'Diddy' Combs wants to buy the Panthers and Steph Curry wants in

    Business Insider "Sean "Diddy" Combs announced on Twitter that he wants to buy the Carolina Panthers of the NFL. This came after current controlling owner Jerry Richardson announced he would sell the team after the season. Richardson is under fire after allegations of sexual harassment and use of a racial slur..." December 18

  • Carolina Panthers Owner Jerry Richardson Will Sell Team After Misconduct Allegations

    Wall Street Journal "Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson said Sunday he will sell the team he founded, a move that comes close on the heels of the team’s announcement that it was beginning an investigation into Richardson’s alleged workplace misconduct. The fast decision caps a whirlwind 72 hours for the..." December 18

  • Browns coach Hue Jackson wonders if DeShone Kizer will 'ever get it'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Hue Jackson has tried a lot of tough love to coax the best out of DeShone Kizer, but wondered out loud for the first time after Sunday's 27-10 loss to the Ravens if the rookie has what it takes. "He has some work to do,'' said Jackson, who's team dropped to 0-14 and 0-8 at home. "I think that's..." December 18

  • Browns tickets literally not worth peanuts

    Sportsnaut "FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland was pretty darn empty for Sunday’s game between the Browns and Baltimore Ravens. It makes sense considering Cleveland entered Week 15 with a 0-13 record and had won just one game since the start of last season. But that might not be the most embarrassing..." December 18

  • Bobby Wagner responds to Earl Thomas saying he shouldn’t have played hurt vs. Rams

    Tacoma News Tribune "Earl Thomas doesn’t think Bobby Wagner should have played injured in what became the Seahawks’ blowout loss to the Los Angeles Rams. Wagner doesn’t appreciate Thomas’ opinion. Or at least he didn’t in the aftermath of Seattle’s loss that cost it the NFC West title, if not a playoff spot. The..." December 18

  • Jadeveon Clowney calls out Blake Bortles after game

    Fanrag Sports "The Jacksonville Jaguars throttled the Houston Texans, 45-7, on Sunday, riding the dominant performance of quarterback Blake Bortles to a guaranteed playoff berth. But after the game, Texans defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, who sees Bortles at least twice per season with the two teams sharing..." December 18

  • Report: Initial tests say Rex Burkhead did not tear ACL

    247 Sports "Rex Burkhead got some good news that goes far beyond his team winning the AFC East. The running back left Sunday's eventual win over the Pittsburgh Steelers after suffering a knee injury. Burkhead was immediately ruled out for the contest upon exiting to the locker room, but the injury doesn't..." December 18

  • Antonio Brown (partially torn calf) out until playoffs

    NFL.com "Pittsburgh's best weapon has been sidelined at least until the postseason. Steelers star wideout Antonio Brown suffered a partially torn calf muscle in Pittsburgh's 27-24 loss to the Patriots, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a source. While Brown's regular season is over, the..." December 18

  • Jaguars WR Marqise Lee Suffers Sprained Ankle, But No Fractures

    NFL Trade Rumors "Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Jaguars WR Marqise Lee suffered a sprained ankle during Sunday’s game, but the good news is that X-rays did not show any fractures. According to Schefter, Lee is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Monday to determine the severity of the injury. Lee was taken to..." December 18

  • One year after ‘wake-up call,’ Vikings’ Michael Floyd says he’s sober and maturing

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "A year ago, Michael Floyd had what he says was a “wake-up call.” On Dec. 12, 2016, the St. Paul native and former Cretin-Derham Hall High School star was arrested for DUI in Arizona, where he was playing for the Cardinals. Found asleep with his car running at a traffic light in Scottsdale,..." December 18

  • Could Browns trade Hue Jackson to Bengals?

    Pro Football Talk "The Browns have been sending out mixed signals regarding whether they want to keep coach Hue Jackson. With Marvin Lewis reportedly out in Cincinnati (although he denies that he’s leaving), a theory/hypothesis is emerging in some league circles. What if the Browns try to trade Jackson to the..." December 17

  • Antonio Brown taken to hospital, out for remainder of game

    USA Today "As the Steelers try to topple the Patriots and secure the No. 1 seed in the AFC, they will be without one of their top weapons. Receiver Antonio Brown was ruled out for the remainder of Sunday night's game and taken to a hospital for further evaluation for a calf injury, the team..." December 17

  • Owner Shad Khan on the Jaguars' turnaround: 'It's a story of perseverance'

    First Coast News "Jaguars owner Shad Khan has experienced a lot of losing since buying the Jacksonville franchise in 2012. On Sunday, he watched the team take a major step in its remarkable turnaround. The Jaguars beat the Texans, 45-7, in front of the home fans at EverBank Field. The win clinched the..." December 17

  • Aaron Rodgers expects to play next week, Packers don’t say if he will

    Pro Football Talk "The Packers got quarterback Aaron Rodgers back in the lineup on Sunday, but Rodgers’ presence wasn’t enough to get them past the Panthers in a 31-24 loss. The loss drops Green Bay to 7-7 on the year and leaves them without a realistic hope of advancing to the postseason. Given that Rodgers is..." December 17

  • Aaron Rodgers condemns Thomas Davis' hit on Davante Adams: 'He's a repeat offender'

    Sporting News "Judging by the emotion he displayed after the fact, Thomas Davis knew. The Panthers linebacker knew he had just delivered a helmet-to-helmet hit when he blindside-blocked Packers wide receiver Davante Adams during a Colin Jones interception return early in the third quarter of the Panthers'..." December 17

  • Antonio Brown leaves game with apparent leg injury

    NFL.com "Pittsburgh's best weapon has been sidelined. Antonio Brown is questionable to return to the Steelers' game against the New England Patriots with a left calf injury, the team announced. Brown left early in the second quarter with an apparent leg injury. Shortly after, he was helped to the locker..." December 17

  • Marvin Lewis Denies Report He Plans to Leave Bengals

    Bleacher Report "Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis denied a report he is planning on leaving the organization after the 2017 season to "pursue opportunities elsewhere." Lewis made the comments after the Bengals' 34-7 loss to the Minnesota Vikings, saying he's made no decisions on his future. Adam..." December 17

  • Jerry Richardson would reportedly ask to shave women’s legs

    Larry Brown Sports "A new report Sunday detailed many disturbing allegations made against Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson, including multiple examples of sexual harassment and an instance in which Richardson used an alleged racial slur against a team scout. Jon Wertheim and Viv Bernstein of Sports..." December 17

  • Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater makes long awaited return to the field

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Teddy Bridgewater made his return to NFL action on Sunday with the Vikings beating up on the injury-riddled Bengals. Bridgewater, seeing his first game snaps since the 2016 preseason, entered in the fourth quarter with the Vikings leading 34-0 on the verge of an 11th win and NFC North division..." December 17

  • Elliott coming back to Cowboys from suspension with documentary

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Suspended running back Ezekiel Elliott is not only coming back from his time away from the Dallas Cowboys in great shape but also with a full-length documentary, sources have confirmed. Elliott will report to the Cowboys headquarters tomorrow ripped after roughly six weeks of intense training..." December 17

  • Kiszla: The Broncos have done wrong by Paxton Lynch, Trevor Siemian and Brock Osweiler. Here’s how.

    Denver Post "In an NFL season gone wrong, know which Broncos have been done wrong? Paxton Lynch, Trevor Siemian and Brock Osweiler. Where did the Broncos draw up this plan to develop their young quarterbacks? On the back of a cocktail napkin? John Elway is a Hall of Fame quarterback. He should know..." December 17

  • Ryan Shazier attends Steelers-Patriots game, gets big ovation

    Yardbarker "The Pittsburgh Steelers had an unexpected guest in attendance for Sunday’s game against the New England Patriots, and fans could not have been happier about it. During the first quarter, Ryan Shazier was shown on the big screen at Heinz Field. The Steelers linebacker had a big smile on his face..." December 17

  • Richardson, Panthers Have Made Multiple Confidential Payouts for Workplace Misconduct

    SI "Friday was Jeans Day, when most staffers at the Carolina Panthers team offices would wear denim to work. The female employees knew what that meant. As the team’s owner, Jerry Richardson, made his rounds on the way to his spacious office, he would ask women to turn around so he could admire their..." December 17

  • Andrew Luck to resume throwing in next step of rehab; surgery possible if pain returns

    ESPN "Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck's treatment and rehab of his surgically repaired right shoulder is apparently going well, but when he resumes throwing in the near future will determine whether he needs corrective surgery in January to address the setbacks that unexpectedly sidelined him..." December 17

  • NFL believes Michael Bennett was indeed trying to get the ball

    Pro Football Talk "As MDS recently explained it, the NFL needs to explain why Seahawks defensive lineman Michael Bennett wasn’t fined or suspended for diving at the knees of Jaguars center Brandon Linder. While the league has not yet provided an on-the-record explanation (it may be coming at the next Joe Lockhart..." December 17

  • The referee in charge of Dez Bryant's famous playoff catch calling Cowboys game

    CBS Sports "Forgive Cowboys fans if they spend Sunday night a little flustered by the thought of playoff games from days past. More specifically, anyone rooting for Dallas may have the nightmare of their playoff game in Green Bay following the 2014 season. During that game, Dez Bryant famously caught a pass..." December 17

  • Bills' McCoy surpasses 10,000 career rushing yards

    Rochester Democrat and Chronicle "Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy became the 30th player in NFL history to eclipse the 10,000-yard rushing mark with a 14-yard run on the second quarter against Miami on Sunday. McCoy, 29, is third among active players behind Frank Gore and Adrian Peterson. McCoy is third among players..." December 17

  • Bengals caught off guard by news that Marvin Lewis will be leaving

    Pro Football Talk "It could be a case of Marvin Lewis telling the Bengals, “I am breaking up with you,” before the Bengals are able to break up with him. Regardless, the word is out that Lewis plans to move on. Via Paul Dehner of the Cincinnati Enquirer, the Bengals were caught off guard by the news. And the..." December 17

  • Cardinals begin internal preparations for coaching search in case Bruce Arians retires

    CBS Sports "The Arizona Cardinals front office is preparing in case head coach Bruce Arians opts to retire at the end of the season, league sources said, something many of his peers believed was imminent at this time last year. Arians has not told the team he is retiring, but given his battles with cancer and..." December 17

  • Bill O'Brien could be on way out with Houston Texans

    247 Sports "With the Houston Texans at 4-9 in a year where the team was decimated by injuries, head coach Bill O'Brien could end up being on the outs at season's end, according to a report by CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora. According to La Canfora, sources close to both O'Brien and Texans General Manager..." December 17

  • Hue Jackson may not survive shakeup in the front office after all

    CBS Sports "Despite proclamations from owner Jimmy Haslam that head coach Hue Jackson will be coaching the Browns in 2018, league sources said new GM John Dorsey may advise otherwise after the season. Dorsey made it clear in remarks this week exactly what he thought of the talent evaluation and development..." December 17

  • Chris Hogan reportedly won't play, Kenny Britt could make first start for Patriots

    NFL.com "In one week, Kenny Britt went from the doghouse in Cleveland to the playing field in New England. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Sunday morning that Britt is expected to be active for the Patriots pivotal showdown against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Britt signed a two-year deal with..." December 17

  • Sentiment growing among NFL owners to change pregame anthem protocols for 2018

    CBS Sports "There was a growing sense coming out of the recent owner's meeting that changes will be coming to the NFL's pregame protocols, according to several league sources, in an ongoing attempt to manage the issue of protests during the national anthem. Many owners believe the most direct and least..." December 17

  • NFL taking over investigation into Panthers owner Jerry Richardson

    USA Today "When the Carolina Panthers announced that they were leading an internal investigation into alleged workplace misconduct by owner Jerry Richardson, a lot of eyebrows were raised about potential conflicts of interest. Former White House Chief of Staff Erskine Bowles was to lead the investigation...." December 17

  • Tom Savage remains in concussion protocol, unlikely to play again in 2017

    CBS Sports "Texans quarterback Tom Savage remains in the concussion protocol following an ugly scene in Houston last week, and sources said it is unlikely he plays again this season. Savage is progressing and began feeling better last week, but the Texans are out of the playoff hunt, and they are under..." December 17

  • Marvin Lewis to leave Bengals after season

    ESPN "After 15 seasons in Cincinnati that have made him the longest-tenured head coach in franchise history, Marvin Lewis is planning to leave the Bengals after this season to pursue opportunities elsewhere, league sources told ESPN. As he has done in the past, Lewis willingly opted to enter 2017 on..." December 17

  • Can the Eagles go without Wentz?

    Pro Football Talk "Usually, when a contending team loses a franchise quarterback on the MVP short list, it’s time to start thinking about next year. For the Eagles, however, an inexplicable confidence has emerged regarding the ability of the team to keep winning without the guy regarded as the biggest reason for all..." December 17

  • Rodgers' collarbone not completely healed

    NFL.com "The CT scan results were not black and white. The decision for Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers to take the field Sunday against the Carolina Panthers after a broken collarbone wasn't simple. Instead, a variety of experts weighed in -- medical people, Packers personnel, his agents..." December 17

  • Texans' Hopkins expected to play vs. Jaguars despite toe injury

    Bleacher Report "Houston Texans star DeAndre Hopkins is expected to play through a toe injury Sunday against the Jaguars, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. The receiver has been listed as questionable and missed practice on Friday, per Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle. However, the issue shouldn't..." December 17

  • Philip Rivers: We kind of fell apart

    Pro Football Talk "Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers threw seven interceptions in the first nine games of the season, which contributed to a 3-6 start that left the team on the outside of the playoff race. Rivers didn’t throw an interception in the next four games, however, and the Chargers won them all to move..." December 17

  • Bill Belichick may have an “issue” with Tom Brady’s personal trainer

    WEEI Boston "Over the last few weeks, there have been rumblings of potential issues between Bill Belichick and Tom Brady's personal trainer, Alex Guerrero. Guerrero hasn't been on recent road trips with the team, like he has been in the past. (Guerrero is not an official member of the team's staff, but..." December 17

  • Wife of Chargers S Adrian Phillips escorted away after jumping onto field

    Larry Brown Sports "The wife of Los Angeles Chargers safety Adrian Phillips was escorted off the field in Kansas City on Saturday night after jumping onto the field from the stands. Phillips suffered a leg injury while trying to make a tackle on an option play run by the Chiefs near the goal line. He was down on..." December 17

  • Claudia Jordan Says Roethlisberger Should Be In Jail ... 'Very Questionable'

    TMZ "Claudia Jordan's taking a serious shot at Ben Roethlisberger before his Steelers take on her Patriots this Sunday ... pointing to past sexual assault allegations against the QB. "Steelers, your quarterback is very questionable. He should be in jail," Claudia told TMZ Sports outside Delilah in..." December 17

  • Fournette ruled out vs. Texans

    Bleacher Report "Jacksonville Jaguars star rookie running back Leonard Fournette will not be able to play in Sunday's game against the Houston Texans. ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported Fournette would not be available to the Jaguars in Week 15 due to ankle and quad injuries. Fournette, 22, was selected by the..." December 16

  • Michael Vick says Nick Foles 'can get it done,' take Eagles 'deep in the playoffs'

    CBS Sports "The Philadelphia Eagles might not need Nick Foles to be the main reason they survive without Carson Wentz. One former Eagles quarterback and Foles' ex-teammate, however, thinks he can be. Michael Vick told SportsRadio 94 WIP this week that Foles, the Eagles' fill-in starter after Wentz's..." December 16

  • Packers activate Aaron Rodgers

    Pro Football Talk "Aaron Rodgers is officially back, and the Packers are confident enough that he’s healthy that they’re only keeping two quarterbacks on the roster. The Packers have activated Rodgers off injured reserve, clearing the way for him to start tomorrow. Green Bay also released backup quarterback Joe..." December 16