• No issues for Panthers, Vikings getting to stadium

    Pro Football Talk "Steelers running back DeAngelo Williams doesn’t like being told that he’s old. If he continues his run of early-season success on Sunday, he’ll be hearing it a lot more. With 63 yards rushing against the Eagles, Williams will become the oldest player in NFL history to rush for 300 yards in his..." September 25

  • Protesters hope to block entrances to Panthers' stadium

    ESPN "Police are on high alert for the Carolina Panthers' home game against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday in Charlotte after learning that protesters are planning to block entrances to the stadium, according to sources. A source told ESPN's Michael Eaves that police got word Saturday night that..." September 25

  • Panthers-Vikings game declared 'extraordinary event,' allowing for extra security

    WSOCTV "The Charlotte Interim City manager and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg police declared the Panthers vs. Vikings game an extraordinary event, after days of protests against a deadly officer-involved shooting. An extraordinary event allows for tighter security and bans certain items from being..." September 25

  • Vikings' Matt Asiata: Gets start at running back

    CBS Sports "Asiata is listed as the starting running back for Sunday's game against Carolina, ESPN reports. " September 25

  • Eric Dickerson Says If Carson Wentz Was An L.A. Ram He'd Be Sittin' On The Bench

    TMZ "Carson Wentz is lightin' it up in the league ... but if he was on the L.A. Rams, he'd be sittin' on the bench, just like Jared Goff ... NFL Hall of Famer Eric Dickerson tells TMZ Sports. Dickerson -- one of the greatest Rams of all time -- joined "TMZ Sports" (weeknights on FS1) to discuss the..." September 25

  • NFL sending strong signals to Bay Area leaders that it wants Raiders in Oakland

    CBS Sports "Even prior to Roger Goodell's public remarks last week about the NFL's desire to keep the Raiders in Oakland, there was a growing sense among civic leaders in the Bay Area that this was very much the league's intention. And following a visit from NFL exec Eric Grubman, the league's primary stadium..." September 25

  • Saints' Mark Ingram on social injustice: 'It hurts my heart'

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram took to Twitter on Tuesday to express his anguish over the police-related shooting of Terence Crutcher, who was unarmed when Tulsa, Okla., police officer Betty Shelby fired a single fatal shot. On Friday, Ingram took a moment in the Saints locker..." September 25

  • Jason Whitlock Blames Twitter for Making Colin Kaepernick Believe Police Brutality Is Biggest Threat to Black Men

    Complex "According to Jason Whitlock, there's a culture war being waged that hasn't been discussed by any mainstream media outlets. This first line from Whitlock either caused your ears perk up a little bit, or made you want to cover your face, fearing that the ensuing hot take could potentially scorch..." September 25

  • DeAngelo Williams is 63 yards from setting a record he may not want

    Pro Football Talk "Steelers running back DeAngelo Williams doesn’t like being told that he’s old. If he continues his run of early-season success on Sunday, he’ll be hearing it a lot more. With 63 yards rushing against the Eagles, Williams will become the oldest player in NFL history to rush for 300 yards in his..." September 25

  • Miami Dolphins will treat RB Kenyan Drake as starter Sunday

    NFL.com "The Dolphins plan to treat rookie running back Kenyan Drake as the starter this week, though they will mix in other runners against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, according to multiple sources. It's been a revolving door for Miami, whose starter Arian Foster is out this week with a groin..." September 25

  • Cam Newton girlfriend Kia Proctor pregnant again

    Larry Brown Sports "Cam Newton’s girlfriend Kia Proctor appeared to confirm a report saying she is pregnant by posting photos on Instagram Friday that show off what looks like a baby bump. " September 25

  • The NFL is trying to create more opportunities for women in the league

    The Comeback "The NFL has appointed Sam Rapoport, a former women’s professional football player, as its new director of football development. She’ll be tasked with overseeing a program designed to improve job and career opportunities for women within the league, both in front offices and on the field in..." September 25

  • Report claims Vikings teammates "upset" over Peterson surgery decision

    Sportsnaut "Before opting for surgery that will keep him sidelined for the next few months, Adrian Peterson was weighing his options. He could have opted for a riskier procedure that would have gotten him back on the field in potentially a few weeks. But he ended up choosing the best solution for the long..." September 25

  • Browns have ridiculous 750-1 odds to win Super Bowl LI

    Sportsnaut "We all know the Cleveland Browns suck. It’s a known fact that Cleveland is the NFL’s graveyard for quarterbacks. But we’re not sure we’ve ever seen long-shot odds like the ones the Browns are facing to win Super Bowl LI. Really, though, as outrageous as those odds are, nobody should be shocked..." September 25

  • Antonio Cromartie's Mom Moves Out Of House He Bought Her ... After He Threatened Eviction

    TMZ "The mother of NFL star Antonio Cromartie has moved out of the house he bought her back in 2007 and then tried to evict her from ... TMZ Sports has learned. As we previously reported, Cromartie attempted to kick his mom, Cassandra Wilkerson, out in August after she refused to start paying the..." September 25

  • 18 games still not a consideration for NFLPA

    Pro Football Talk "There’s a belief in league circles that the NFL: (1) still wants to expand the regular season to 18 games; (2) knows it can’t ask the players to expand the regular season to 18 games because of the safety considerations involved; and (3) hopes to entice the players to offer an expansion to 18..." September 25

  • Robert Griffin III: My marriage failed but there was no homewrecking or cheating

    CBS Sports "Controversy seems to find Robert Griffin III. The 2012 No. 2 overall pick had a stellar rookie season, helping the Redskins to seven straight wins, the division title and the playoffs, but his career has been in asymptotic decline since. And as often happens to celebrities in all walks of life,..." September 25

  • Johnny Manziel at Texas A&M game wearing Rams hat

    Larry Brown Sports "Johnny Manziel is back enrolled at Texas A&M, and he’s acting like a college student and everything. The former Heisman Trophy winner took in the Aggies’ game against Arkansas Saturday at AT&T Stadium." September 25

  • Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins out for Week 3 matchup with Cardinals

    New York Upstate "The Buffalo Bills will look for their first win of the season on Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals, but it appears that they'll be without their top wide receiver. On Sunday morning, Adam Schefter of ESPN reported that Sammy Watkins would be out for today's game against Arizona." September 25

  • Browns have ridiculous 750-1 odds to win Super Bowl LI

    Sportsnaut "We all know the Cleveland Browns suck. It’s a known fact that Cleveland is the NFL’s graveyard for quarterbacks. But we’re not sure we’ve ever seen long-shot odds like the ones the Browns are facing to win Super Bowl LI. Really, though, as outrageous as those odds are, nobody should be shocked..." September 24

  • Patriots in limbo at quarterback position

    Pro Football Talk "Jimmy Garoppolo has a shoulder injury. Jacoby Brissett has a thumb injury. Tom Brady has one game remaining on his suspension. So what will the Patriots do at quarterback in Week Four against the Bills? For now, they’re not saying — as if they ever say anything. T.J. Yates had a workout last..." September 24

  • Adrian Peterson targets rapid return

    USA Today "Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson has told people in and around the organization he believes he can be ready to play when he’s eligible to come off injured reserve in eight weeks, people with knowledge of the situation told USA TODAY Sports. However, that timeline is considered optimistic,..." September 24

  • Patriots' McCourty dismisses notion of Brady as system QB

    CSN New England "You’ve probably heard the word reductive? Just a fancy way of saying something is being grossly oversimplified. We’ve got a clear case of reductive reasoning right under our noses this week. The thinking goes that, because Jimmy Garoppolo and Jacoby Brissett combined to win three games for..." September 24

  • Elway slights Osweiler, Texans: Best deals often ones you don't make

    Bleacher Report "Brock Osweiler played an integral role in helping the Denver Broncos stay afloat during the regular season last year after Peyton Manning battled poor performance and injuries, but the team opted not to re-sign the quarterback despite its need at the position coming into 2016. During a radio..." September 24

  • Joe Horn: Goodell 'the Vladimir f---ing Putin of the NFL'

    The Big Lead "The NFL is cracking down on touchdown celebrations. Former Chiefs and Saints wide receiver and touchdown celebration enthusiast Joe Horn spoke to Sports Illustrated. He isn’t a fan of Roger Goodell. “Roger Goodell is like the Vladimir f****** Putin of the NFL,” Horn said. “You quote me on..." September 24

  • Odell Beckham Jr. donating $500K to repair fields in Louisiana

    Total Pro Sports "New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. took to facebook on Saturday to deliver off the field as he does on the field every Sunday by stating he would be donating $500,000 to repair the fields in Louisiana, after they were completely decimated by a series of floods last month. " September 24

  • Broncos QB Trevor Siemian needs to make better decisions

    ESPN "With every throw Denver Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian makes in his first season as a starter, school is in session. And on the syllabus is a section about decision-making. He has thrown three interceptions in his two career NFL starts. All three have been snagged by a leaping defender who..." September 24

  • Eagles' Jenkins will continue anthem protest for entire season

    SI "Malcolm Jenkins, one of Eagles players who raised a right fist during the national anthem before Monday night’s game, has been a leading voice in the NFL when it comes to protesting oppression. Before joining Philadelphia’s other defensive backs at a steakhouse for their Thursday night dinner, he..." September 24

  • Steelers' defense looking to beat up, confuse rookie Wentz

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "In November 2014, the last time the Steelers faced a rookie quarterback, Zach Mettenberger zipped his first pass and watched cornerback William Gay snag it and return it 28 yards for a touchdown and a 10-point lead. “Thanks for reminding me,” said Mettenberger, now the Steelers'..." September 24

  • Done deal: Lady Gaga will perform at Super Bowl halftime

    Pro Football Talk "The talks have ended, because a deal is done. And if I remembered the names of any of her songs or some of their lyrics, I’d be tempted to start dropping in some stupid puns. Lady Gaga will perform at halftime of Super Bowl LI in Houston, according to Terry Lefton of SportsBusiness Daily." September 24

  • Austin Seferian-Jenkins Dash Cam Talked Himself Into DUI Arrest 'I Gotta Take A Huge S***'

    TMZ "TMZ Sports has obtained the dash cam footage from Austin Seferian-Jenkins' DUI arrest -- and he ALMOST got off scot free ... until he started running his drunken mouth. The ex-Bucs tight end was pulled over for an improper lane change after cutting off a cop -- and moments after the stop, the..." September 24

  • Details on Usain Bolt Receiving Offers to Play WR in NFL

    Black Sports Online "Can you imagine Usain Bolt playing in the NFL? In an interview on The Dan Patrick Show, 9-time Olympic Gold Medalist Usain Bolt revealed that he received offers to play wide receiver, but explains why he decided against it. Watch it below." September 24

  • Why the Vikings might be better without Adrian Peterson

    Fox Sports "Adrian Peterson’s credentials and resume are sterling and unquestionable. He’s a bionic force of consistency in a league where the running back is effectively a temp job. Peterson has carried the ball in 122 games in his NFL career, amassing more than 2,400 carries — 722 more carries than the..." September 24

  • How Bill Belichick is exploiting the rule book

    Fox Sports "The greatest trick Bill Belichick pulled so far this season wasn't leading a team helmed by Jimmy Garoppolo and an anonymous quarterback from N.C. State that nobody, not even most people on Tobacco Road, had heard of, to a basically insurmountable 3-0 record in the AFC East. It hasn't been making..." September 24

  • Andy Reid hints Jamaal Charles has chance to play in Week 3

    Larry Brown Sports "Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles still has yet to make his 2016 season debut, but we many not have to wait for much longer to see it happen. Chiefs head coach Andy Reid left the door open on Friday for Charles to play Sunday against the Jets, saying that he thinks the former..." September 24

  • Von Miller credits Dancing with the starts to his hot start

    The Comeback "Von Miller was the Super Bowl MVP at Super Bowl 50, but he doesn’t credit his big performance in February to his success in 2016. Instead he credits his performance in a different arena to his recent success. During the past offseason, Miller appeared on the famous “Dancing With the Stars” TV..." September 24

  • Ray Lewis Tried to Troll Twitter Users & It Didn’t Work Out Too Well

    Black Sports Online "Be very careful when you go at Twitter users, because they don’t play around and will bring up everything you have done bad in your life. Ray Lewis tried to be passive agressive about the slander he has been receiving in regard to his comments about Colin Kaepernick." September 24

  • Jack Del Rio taking play-calling duties away from Ken Norton Jr.

    Sportsnaut "After a terrible opening to the 2016 NFL season defensively, Oakland Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio is reportedly taking matters into his own hands. According to Pat Kirwan, Jim Miller and Greg Robinson of the Real Football Network, he’s stripping play-calling responsibilities away from..." September 24

  • Terrence Cody Released From Jail Early ... In Starving Dog Case

    TMZ "The ex-NFL player who starved his dog to death has been released from a Baltimore jail 3 months early ... TMZ Sports has learned. Terrence Cody -- who last played for the Baltimore Ravens -- was sentenced to 9 months behind bars after pleading guilty to multiple animal cruelty charges back in..." September 24

  • Adrian Peterson posts questionable tweet about child abuse

    Total Pro Sports "Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, who’s out for awhile due to a recent injury, wants to bring awareness to racial injustice in this country much like San Francisco 49ers back-up QB Colin Kaepernick. Although, Peterson meant well – What he shouldn’t have done was post about child..." September 24

  • Todd Gurley feels like he’s facing 12 defenders

    Los Angeles Times "Todd Gurley lined up in the backfield, looked across the line of scrimmage and saw a crowd. A large one. The San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks stacked defenders to stop the second-year running back. Only the allowable 11 defensive players were on the other side of the ball, but it..." September 24

  • Texans sends mixed signals on Duane Brown

    Pro Football Talk "On Thursday night, Texans tackle Duane Brown raised a fist during the national anthem, two days after tweeting, “I hope I see the same amount of outrage on here for this killing of an unarmed American citizen as I do for someone kneeling.” On Friday, Texans coach Bill O’Brien opened his..." September 24

  • Browns to sign Cody Parkey

    CSN Philly "Kicker Cody Parkey, who set an NFL rookie scoring record and went to the Pro Bowl as an Eagle in 2014, has agreed to contract terms with the Browns, according to a report by Cleveland.com on Friday night. Parkey lost a preseason kicking battle with Caleb Sturgis and was released by the Eagles..." September 24

  • Stephen Jones gives latest update on Tony Romo

    Sports Day "Executive vice president Stephen Jones on Friday wasn't ready to say when the Cowboys believe Tony Romo will return to action, but the club is pleased with the progress its starting quarterback is making four weeks removed from suffering a compression fracture to his L1 vertebra in his back in a..." September 24

  • Lions Audition Vlad Ducasse, Others

    Pro Football Rumors "Guards Vlad Ducasse and Josh LeRibeus joined cornerbacks Chimdi Chekwa and D’Joun Smith in trying out for the Lions on Friday, reports Adam Caplan of ESPN (Twitter link). The most experienced of the four is the 28-year-old Ducasse, who combined for 78 appearances and 22 starts with three teams..." September 24

  • Jacoby Brissett has torn right thumb ligament, may need surgery

    SI "Patriots quarterback Jacoby Brissett has a torn right thumb ligament that may require surgery, WEEI’s Mike Petraglia reports. Brissett, the team’s third-string signalcaller, started Thursday’s win 27–0 win over the Texans after a shoulder injury sidelined Jimmy Garoppolo, who was starting in..." September 23

  • Mike Ditka has 'no respect' for Kaepernick: 'Don't like our flag ... get the hell out'

    CBS Sports "Former Bears coach Mike Ditka is a very conservative human being. There is no debating this. So it wouldn't be surprising to see him come down on the opposite side of Colin Kaepernick when it comes to the 49ers quarterback's protest against the national anthem and the American flag. But Ditka's..." September 23

  • Bucs to cut TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins after he receives another DUI

    Washington Post "It looks as if the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have released tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins after he picked up his second DUI in three years early Friday. Seferian-Jenkins just tweeted out what seems to be a goodbye to the team and its fans." September 23

  • Vikings place Adrian Peterson on IR

    Vikings.com "The Vikings have placed running back Adrian Peterson on injured reserve, the team announced Friday. Peterson, 31, suffered a torn meniscus on Sunday, just two games into his 10th pro season. Jerick McKinnon and Matt Asiata filled the void in 2014 when Peterson missed all but one game, and..." September 23

  • Browns QB Josh McCown has broken left collarbone

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Another Ravens game, another broken collarbone for Browns quarterback Josh McCown. The 14-year pro fractured his left collarbone during Sunday's 25-20 loss to the Ravens, a Browns spokesman clarified on Friday. Previously, the team was vague about the extent of the injury. It's..." September 23