• Joshua Garnett signs four-year deal with 49ers

    NFL.com "And then there was one. The 49ers have signed first-round pick Joshua Garnett to a four-year deal, the team announced Friday. All 11 of San Francisco's 2016 draft picks are now under contract. Garnett's signing means that the only first-round pick left unsigned is Chargers defensive..." July 30

  • Storyline from 'Ballers' plays out in Cowboys preseason camp

    The Comeback "Life is imitating art in Dallas after Cowboys linebacker Damien Wilson injured himself playing paintball. Owner and General Manager Jerry Jones said on Friday the second-year linebacker suffered an eye injury thanks to the activity. If this story sounds familiar, that is because it is. On last..." July 30

  • Jets’ GM says Geno Smith remains in team’s plans

    Pro Football Talk "Jets quarterback Geno Smith was essentially demoted when the team re-signed Ryan Fitzpatrick earlier this week, and Smith hasn’t hidden the fact that he’s not happy about it. Still, Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan told reporters Friday that Smith remains in the team’s plans. Asked if he..." July 30

  • Redskins GM Scot McCloughan injures hand in frustration after getting injury report

    Richmond Times-Dispatch "Washington Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan arrived at training camp on Friday with his left hand wrapped. On ESPN 980, former player Chris Cooley shared the story of what happened, which involved a team doctor calling McCloughan to share injury news about receiver Josh Doctson, a..." July 29

  • Aldon Smith enters treatment center

    CSN Bay Area "Aldon Smith is reportedly seeking help. The Raiders linebacker has entered a treatment center, according to TMZ. Last weekend, a video surfaced on Periscope that appears to show Smith holding a hand-rolled cigarette." July 29

  • Jerry Jones: QB Nick Foles 'isn't an option' for Cowboys as backup

    Sports Day "Although this surprises many, the Cowboys are content with going into the 2016 season with Kellen Moore as their backup quarterback. The Rams recently released Nick Foles, leading to speculation that the Cowboys would have interest in the 2013 Pro Bowl QB. But Jerry Jones completely shut the..." July 29

  • Jake Long doesn't sign injury waiver, won't join Ravens

    BaltimoreRavens.com "Veteran left tackle Jake Long won’t be a Raven after all, according to reports. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Long declined to sign an injury waiver with the Ravens Friday, instead opting to remain a free agent. After the two sides agreed to terms, the deal got hung up on Long’s..." July 29

  • Titans to sign Andre Johnson

    The Score "Andre Johnson won't be calling it a career just yet. The Tennessee Titans are set to sign the seven-time Pro Bowl wideout after hosting him for a workout last week, reports Adam Schefter of ESPN. Johnson lands in Tennesse after a 2015 campaign spent with the Indianapolis Colts that stands as..." July 29

  • Tom Coughlin will be a “senior advisor” to NFL football operations

    Pro Football Talk "Yes, former Jaguars and Giants coach Tom Coughlin has joined the league office. More details regarding his role have emerged. He’ll be a “senior advisor” to the league’s football operations department. In that capacity, the two-time Super Bowl winner will work closely with executive V.P. of..." July 29

  • Detroit Lions, Darius Slay agree to 4-year, $50.2M extension

    Detroit Free Press "Darius Slay wanted to get a contract extension done before the start of the training camp, and hours before the Detroit Lions' first practice of the summer, their best cornerback got his wish. Slay agreed to a four-year extension worth $50.2 million total. According to reports, the contract..." July 29

  • Tyler Eifert says he's done with playing in Pro Bowl

    NFL.com "Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert is done with the Pro Bowl. Eifert, lest we forget, underwent a small procedure to fix the ankle he tweaked in this past season's All-Star game and is not sure when he'll return to the field. According to the team's official site, Eifert told reporters Friday that..." July 29

  • Bill Belichick Rolls Eyes, Mutters "Jesus Christ" When Asked About Tom Brady Starting Week 5

    The Big Lead "New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is suspended for the first games of the regular season. Unproven Jimmy Garoppolo will be under center for the first quarter of the year. Some people in sports media have been suggesting that Brady is in danger of losing his starting job." July 29

  • Matthew Stafford says Andrew Luck's deal good for fellow QBs

    ESPN "Matthew Stafford was glad to see Andrew Luck sign a massive contract extension this offseason, saying the Indianapolis Colts quarterback deserved every penny he was able to get. He said he thought the six-year, $140 million deal with $87 million guaranteed was good for Luck -- and for other..." July 29

  • NFL conditionally reinstates Dolphins' Dion Jordan

    NFL.com "It's hard for a former No. 3 overall pick to be a forgotten man, but that's what Dion Jordan has become in Miami. On Friday, he took a step back towards the field. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport first reported that Jordan will be conditionally reinstated by the NFL after being suspended for all..." July 29

  • Le’Veon Bell admits he has known since March of missed tests

    Pro Football Talk "When word first surfaced that Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell was facing a suspension for a missed drug test, Bell denied knowing anything about it. He was lying. On Thursday, Bell admitted that the NFL notified him in March that he was facing discipline for a missed test. That contradicts..." July 29

  • Browns' Josh Gordon says he's a changed man in wake of 1-year ban

    ESPN "Josh Gordon says he is returning to the Cleveland Browns a different man, one more willing and ready to accept help and support from others. Those were Gordon's words Thursday in his first public comments since he was reinstated by the NFL from a one-year ban. Gordon did not apologize for..." July 29

  • Aaron Hernandez’s Brother Reveals What It’s Like to Visit the Ex-NFL Star in Jail

    Complex "Aaron Hernandez changed a lot of peoples’ lives when he took part in the killing of his former friend Odin Lloyd back in June 2013. He obviously changed his own life as he went from being an up-and-coming NFL star who looked like he was on the verge of turning into one of the best tight ends in..." July 29

  • Broncos receiver Emmanuel Sanders: “I’m not trying to break the bank. I want to be here.”

    Denver Post "Emmanuel Sanders is the next man up. After the signing of all-pro outside linebacker Von Miller to a six-year, $114.5 million deal, Sanders moves to the top of the Broncos’ list of contract priorities. Although negotiations have been unsteady — as they often are — the seventh-year wide receiver..." July 29

  • Jason Peters: Eagles practiced too much under Chip Kelly

    CSN Philly "Heading into his 13th season, Jason Peters has experienced a lot during his exceptional NFL career. So when the eight-time Pro Bowler says head coach Doug Pederson is more respectful of veteran players than the previous regime under Chip Kelly, you take notice. "I think so," Peters stated..." July 29

  • Vikings backup QB Heinicke hurt ankle trying to break into own home

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Vikings quarterback Taylor Heinicke will miss the start of training camp because of a leg injury suffered in what he called “a freak accident” 2 1/2 weeks ago at his home in the Atlanta area. Heinicke said he suffered a cut above his left ankle that required surgery while trying to break into..." July 29

  • Denard Robinson -- Lucky I Didn't Kill Anyone ... In Bizarre Pond Crash

    TMZ "Jacksonville Jaguars running back Denard Robinson says he's "blessed" that he didn't hurt or kill anyone when he crashed his car into a pond earlier this month ... saying, "The situation could have been a lot worse." Robinson spoke with reporters Thursday about the July 3rd accident -- in which..." July 29

  • Nick Foles told he’d compete for starting gig with Vikings

    Sportsnaut "Following his release from the Los Angeles Rams on Wednesday, it appears that quarterback Nick Foles is drawing interest from other teams around the NFL. Among the teams potentially kicking the tires on the veteran quarterback are the Minnesota Vikings. That might make some sense with an..." July 29

  • Tebow still thinks he can play in the NFL

    CBS Sports "Tim Tebow hasn't taken a regular-season snap since 2012. And while he was with the Eagles last offseason -- and even scored a preseason touchdown -- he was released before the 2015 season. Still, the former Heisman Trophy winner is as popular as ever -- even if his professional football career..." July 29

  • Darren Sproles signs contract extension with Eagles

    Fox Sports "The Eagles have signed Darren Sproles to a one-year contract extension through the 2017 season. Sproles, 33, rushed for 317 yards and three touchdown on 83 carries last season, and he caught 55 passes for 388 yards and one score. But that wasn’t all: He also returned 38 punts for 446 yards and..." July 29

  • Todd Bowles: Ryan Fitzpatrick is Jets' starting QB

    NFL.com "With the Ryan Fitzpatrick saga over in New York, Jets coach Todd Bowles stated the obvious in regards to the team's starting quarterback position. "It's his job," Bowles said. It was one of the least-surprising pronouncements of the summer, but nonetheless notable after the Jets spent the..." July 29

  • Report: Seahawks DE Chris Clemons retiring

    Sportsnaut "Mere months after signing a one-year deal to return to his old team, Seattle Seahawks defensive end Chris Clemons is reportedly retiring from the NFL. It’s a pretty shocking turn of events for Clemons and the Seahawks. The veteran was expected to fill the void left by Bruce Irvin as a pass-rush..." July 29

  • Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Ballers’ Renewed for Season 3 on HBO

    Variety "Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s comedy “Ballers” has been renewed for a third season at HBO, Variety has confirmed. Johnson broke the news via his Instagram. While not necessarily a critical darling, “Ballers” finished out its first season as the network’s most-watched comedy in six years, once..." July 28

  • Thomas Rawls, Jimmy Graham won’t practice on first day of camp

    Pro Football Talk "Earlier this month, Seahawks running back Thomas Rawls said that he would “most definitely” be ready to go for the start of training camp. Rawls may feel ready to go, but the Seahawks aren’t going to turn him loose just yet. General Manager John Schneider said, via Curtis Crabtree of PFT, that..." July 28

  • Jason Pierre-Paul: I don't need a club to protect right hand this season

    ESPN New York "Jason Pierre-Paul is ready for his new normal. It doesn't involve the need for a club, cast or special glove to protect the right hand he mangled in a Fourth of July weekend fireworks accident last year. Pierre-Paul played eight games last season with a club on his right hand. He finished with..." July 28

  • Ryan Fitzpatrick's Cap Hit Will Be Spread Over Two Seasons

    Gang Green Nation "After Ryan Fitzpatrick's one year, $12 million contract was announced, there were questions about how the Jets would pay for it. The team did not have $12 million in salary cap space. Would somebody have to be cut to make room? The answer seems to be no now that we have some particulars on the..." July 28

  • Saints GM: Drew Brees’ contract situation is not a ‘distraction’

    Sportsnaut "With the start of the NFL regular season quickly approaching, it is looking more like the New Orleans Saints and quarterback Drew Brees may not come to terms on a new contract. However, Saints general manager Mickey Loomis doesn’t believe that the unsettled situation with Brees should..." July 28

  • Eagles' Nelson Agholor shows remorse in wake of strip club incident

    Bleeding Green Nation "After Eagles training camp practice on Thursday afternoon, Nelson Agholor spoke to reporters for the first time since he was accused of sexual assault in early June. Agholor, who won't face charges (per the Philadelphia District Attorney), seemed remorseful about his situation. Here's everything..." July 28

  • Geno Smith reportedly ‘intent’ on beating out Ryan Fitzpatrick

    Larry Brown Sports "The New York Jets have finally reached an agreement with Ryan Fitzpatrick on a one-year, $12 million deal, but that does not mean Geno Smith is ready to accept spending another season as a backup. Smith has been having a good offseason thus far, and NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reports that he is..." July 28

  • Jimmy Garoppolo “very excited” about chance to start

    Pro Football Talk "The Patriots held their first practice of training camp on Thursday, which means we got our first chance to see how the team will be divvying up the reps at quarterback between Tom Brady and Jimmy Garoppolo. Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports that it was an even split between the two quarterbacks..." July 28

  • Twitter Reminds Adrian Peterson He’s a Child Abuser After He Posts TMNT Pic

    Black Sports Online "What was a pretty silly tweet from Adrian Peterson became a reminder that the internet doesn’t forget anything. Especially when it is about child abuse. " July 28

  • Richard Sherman Says It’s Difficult To Support #BlackLivesMatter

    The Undefeated "In the wake of these killings of black men at the hands of the police and the police being ambushed and killed, what are your thoughts? Honestly, I think it’s unfortunate. You pray for the families on both sides. You don’t want to see anybody killed senselessly. It’s a tough time we are living..." July 28

  • New England Patriots -- Lineman DEVOURS 2 Pound Steak ... Wins $5k for Charity!

    TMZ "EXTREME MEAT SWEATS!! Here's New England Patriots defensive end Jabaal Sheard lining up in front of a 2 POUND monster steak Tuesday -- in what may have been the most delicious charity challenge of his career. Sheard hit up Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill in Tyngsboro, Massachusetts (about an..." July 28

  • Jackson: Browns will name starting QB before 1st preseason game

    The Score "Cleveland Browns fans may not have to wait long to find out about their starting quarterback, after all. Head coach Hue Jackson said Thursday that while he's still not ready to name a leader under center, he does have a timeline for when such a decision will be made. "It's going to be before..." July 28

  • Antonio Brown Responds to Brandon Marshall's Bet

    TMZ "Antonio Brown says he's ready, willing and able to accept Brandon Marshall's Porsche vs. Rolls-Royce bet ... but he's not sure the NY Jets star is being serious. Marshall went on Instagram and challenged the Steelers superstar to make a car bet over who will have more receiving yards in 2016..." July 28

  • Vikings sign Mike Zimmer to contract extension

    Vikings.com "The Minnesota Vikings have signed Head Coach Mike Zimmer to a contract extension. Terms of the contract are not disclosed. Zimmer led the Vikings to an 11-5 record last season and the club’s first NFC North Championship since 2009. Zimmer holds an 18-14 record in his two seasons as a head..." July 28

  • 49ers’ Kaleb Ramsey retires

    49ers.com "The San Francisco 49ers announced that DT Kaleb Ramsey is retiring from the National Football League. “The 49ers organization would like to thank Kaleb for his contributions to our team and our community over the last two years,” said 49ers general manager Trent Baalke. “We will continue to..." July 28

  • Browns say “grave disappointment” in Crowell, but he’s making necessary steps

    Pro Football Talk "The since-deleted Instagram post showing a police officer’s throat being slashed made by Browns running back Isaiah Crowell was the first topic of conversation at the team’s pre-camp press conference on Thursday. The public message from Browns coach Hue Jackson and executive vice president of..." July 28

  • Jarryd Hayne Says The NFL Needs A Minor League

    Deadspin "In his first and only NFL season, rugby league convert Jarryd Hayne didn’t get much action. He had 17 carries, six receptions, and eight punt returns in just eight games of action in a season that saw him get waived, re-signed to the practice squad, and added to the roster again at the tail end of..." July 28

  • Bears' Kyle Long: Danny Trevathan smells distractingly good

    CBSChicago.com "The Bears expect to be a better team in 2016, and new linebacker Danny Trevathan is a major reason why. Early in the offseason work, Bears guard Kyle Long took notice to Trevathan in a rather unique way. He offered quite the description after reporting to training camp Wednesday. “He’s one..." July 28

  • Julian Edelman hit with paternity suit by Swedish model

    Washington Post "A Swedish model is claiming that her relationship with Julian Edelman has left her pregnant, and she has hit him with a paternity suit. The Patriots wide receiver, meanwhile, was recently spotted in the company of Victoria’s Secret model Adriana Lima. Ella Rose filed the suit in Los Angeles..." July 28

  • Buffalo Bills are reportedly interested in free agent QB Nick Foles

    New York Upstate "The Buffalo Bills are kicking the tires on a free agent quarterback just a few days before training camp opens at St. John Fisher College. According to Jason Cole of Bleacher Report, the Bills are among the teams most likely to land Nick Foles, who was cut by the Los Angeles Rams on..." July 28

  • Seven most mind-boggling NFL contracts of 2016

    Yardbarker "Outside of the quarterback position, this past spring represented one of restraint for teams around the NFL. Sure there were some curious contracts thrown out there, but the free agency period in general didn’t stand out as too absurd from a financial standpoint. With that said, there are still..." July 28

  • Gary Kubiak: Nick Foles not part of Broncos' QB plans

    NFL.com "The Denver Broncos have no interest in expanding their quarterback competition, at least that's what coach Gary Kubiak implied during a radio interview Thursday in the wake of Nick Foles being released by the Los Angeles Rams. "I think we go to work with our guys," Kubiak said on KKFN-FM in..." July 28

  • Fans slam Goodell as Patriots training camp starts

    The Score "Roger Goodell has a lot of enemies in Massachusetts. New England Patriots fans let their feelings towards the NFL commissioner known on the first day of training camp Thursday, holding up signs calling for him to be fired and chanting "Free Tom Brady!"" July 28

  • Steelers not close to extension with Timmons

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Lawrence Timmons will report to his 10th training camp on Thursday — it very well could be his last with the Steelers. Timmons and the Steelers have engaged in contract discussions but are “not close” to an agreement, according to industry sources. If the two sides don't come to an..." July 28

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