• RG3 Claims He Nearly Signed With Ravens

    Pro Football Rumors "Robert Griffin III wasn’t able to land an NFL contract this year, but he says he was close. In an appearance on ESPN, RG3 said that he almost wound up playing for the Ravens (Twitter link via ESPN.com’s Adam Schefter). The quarterback added that he has had “interesting offers” from other teams as..." December 12

  • New England Patriots close to deal with WR Kenny Britt

    247 Sports "Kenny Britt signed a four-year deal with over $32 million with the Cleveland Browns in the offseason, but he did not even make it through his first full season with the team after being released earlier in December. According to one report, though, he has found a new team. According to Field..." December 12

  • Carson Wentz had NFL's top-selling jersey in November

    NFL.com "The Philadelphia Eagles placed Carson Wentz on injured reserve Tuesday. The official paperwork represented the culmination of a night terror turned reality for Iggles fans, who thought, maybe -- just maybe -- this was finally the year. Ugh, maybe it still is! This has been a weird season. If..." December 12

  • Why there shouldn’t be a debate: Devin Hester belongs in the Pro Football Hall of Fame

    NBC Chicago "Devin Hester announced his retirement on Tuesday, putting an official end to the greatest career a return man has ever had in NFL history. That’s not an opinion borne out of a view through Bear goggles. Consider his accomplishments: — Most punt return touchdowns (14) of anyone in NFL..." December 12

  • Tom Savage defends Texans' Bill O'Brien, says he's 'doing fine'

    ESPN "Houston Texans quarterback Tom Savage tweeted Monday that he's "doing fine" and defended Bill O'Brien, writing that "nobody cares more about his players than" the coach. The NFL and NFLPA announced Monday that they are investigating whether the league's concussion protocol was followed after..." December 12

  • Report: Aaron Rodgers pushing hard to play; collarbone not fully healed

    Larry Brown Sports "Aaron Rodgers is eligible to return from injured reserve this week, and Green Bay Packers fans are downright giddy about the possibility of the star quarterback taking the reigns again just in time for the playoffs. At this point, there’s still a chance that won’t happen. Rodgers underwent a CT..." December 12

  • Jerry Jones won’t be withdrawing resolution to delay Goodell deal

    Pro Football Talk "Roger Goodell’s deal is done, but Jerry Jones isn’t done with his effort to block it. Jones told 105.3 The Fan in Dallas during his weekly Tuesday appearance that the resolution to delay Goodell’s contract by six months is “still in place.” That admission came after Jones said he’s not going to..." December 12

  • Donald Trump is reportedly disappointed that Tom Brady has 'distanced himself'

    CBS Sports "During the run up to the 2016 presidential election, there was a lot of focus on the New England Patriots, in large part because of close ties between quarterback Tom Brady and then-Republican candidate Donald Trump. Brady, who repeatedly pointed out that Trump was a good friend of his and he..." December 12

  • Redskins send Jordan Reed to IR, ending disappointing season

    Pro Football Talk "Washington decided to put an end to the weekly question about Jordan Reed‘s health. The oft-injured tight end was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, along with running back Byron Marshall, and linebacker Chris Carter. Reed was limited to just 27 catches for 211 yards this season, as he dealt..." December 12

  • ESPN suspends Donovan McNabb, Eric Davis after sexual harassment allegations

    Awful Announcing "ESPN has reportedly suspended Donovan McNabb and Eric Davis after a lawsuit filed Monday night alleged they sexually harassed a coworker while working for NFL Network. McNabb and Davis will not appear on ESPN or ESPN Radio airwaves as the network investigates the claims. NFL Network similarly..." December 12

  • Belichick on looking past Miami: “Give me a break”

    Pro Football Talk "There has been plenty of talk in recent weeks about the Steelers looking past opponents to their showdown with the Patriots. After the Patriots lost on Monday night to the Dolphins, the first question from reporters for coach Bill Belichick was whether his team was looking past their opponent to..." December 12

  • Packers, Aaron Rodgers at crossroads with key decision

    NFL.com "A day after Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers underwent the all-important first CT scan to determine how his fractured collarbone is healing, there is still no word on his status. Coach Mike McCarthy called it a medical decision on Monday and said the team is conferring with several experts. "I..." December 12

  • Matthew Stafford doesn't expect to play with taped fingers going forward

    Detroit Free Press "Matthew Stafford said his swollen right hand has progressed to the point that he does not believe he'll need to wear any supporting apparatus on his digits for the rest of the season. "I don’t know yet," Stafford said Tuesday. "I wouldn’t think so, but I don’t know. Possibly." Stafford..." December 12

  • Coleman still in concussion protocol, Levitre out as Falcons return to practice

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Falcons returned to practice on Tuesday, but running back Tevin Coleman (concussion protocol) was not on the field during the portion of practice that’s open to the media. Left guard Andy Levitre (triceps injury) was at practice, but did not have his helmet and was not participating in..." December 12

  • Steelers Place LB Ryan Shazier On Injured Reserve

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Pittsburgh Steelers announced Tuesday that they’ve placed LB Ryan Shazier on injured reserve. “Unfortunately Ryan will not be able to contribute on the field during the remainder of this season,” said Steelers President Art Rooney II. “However, even off the field Ryan will continue to be..." December 12

  • Report: Eli Apple ‘disliked’ within Giants organization

    ESPN "The New York Giants are "disappointed" in cornerback Eli Apple, and he could face discipline for tweeting during Sunday's loss to the Dallas Cowboys at MetLife Stadium. Apple, the 10th overall pick last year, was inactive for the fourth straight game. He responded to a tweet asking why he..." December 12

  • Bengals Head Coach Marvin Lewis Just Said What?

    Sportsnaut "Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis is most definitely on the hot seat after his team started the season 5-8 and is completely out of the AFC Playoff race. That was brought to an entirely new level following an embarrassing 33-7 home loss to the last-place Chicago Bears this past..." December 12

  • Devin Hester officially announces his retirement

    Pro Football Talk "After playing for the Seahawks in their Divisional Round loss to the Falcons in last season’s playoffs, kick returner Devin Hester said he thought he was done with his playing career. Hester didn’t get around to officially closed the door on returning until Tuesday, however. That’s when he..." December 12

  • NFL Network suspends 3 analysts accused of sexual harassment

    Larry Brown Sports "NFL Network is suspending three prominent analysts in the wake of sexual harassment accusations. The network announced on Monday that ex-NFL stars Marshall Faulk, Ike Taylor, and Heath Evans have been suspended after a suit was reportedly filed against them in Los Angeles Superior Court by..." December 12

  • Rob Gronkowski-Less Patriots Were Historically Bad On Third Down Vs. Dolphins

    NESN "It’s hard to win football games when you don’t convert on third down. It’s almost impossible to do so when you don’t convert any of your third downs. The New England Patriots did just that Monday night, going a putrid 0-for-11 in third-down situations in a 27-20 loss to the Miami Dolphins at..." December 12

  • Jarvis Landry confirms he was mimicking deflating football with TD celebration

    WEEI Boston "It appears Dolphins wide receiver Jarvis Landry was taking a shot at the Patriots following his second touchdown Monday night. The receiver placed the football on the ground in the end zone and appeared to mimic deflating it. “This song right here, ‘Take the air out the ball, just so I can..." December 12

  • Tom Brady the main culprit in a bad night for the Patriots

    Boston Herald "Tom Brady had his worst game of the year last night. In fact, he had his roughest outing in quite some time. A 59.9 passer rating? From the player who’s now become the favorite to win the MVP thanks to Carson Wentz’ season-ending knee injury? It was hard to watch, all the inaccurate..." December 12

  • Colts sent non-players on field to clear snow, violating NFL policy

    Pro Football Talk "Just before Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri lined up for a game-tying extra point on Sunday in Buffalo, the Colts sent some sideline personnel onto the field to attempt to remove snow from the area where the kick would be lined up, and help Vinatieri get better footing. That’s a violation of league..." December 12

  • Luck Making Progress In Europe

    Pro Football Rumors "When asked about the status of quarterback Andrew Luck, Colts head coach Chuck Pagano said he is “doing fine” and is receiving treatment in Europe, the teams reports. “(He’s) communicating via e-mail and text; making progress,” Pagano said. “I think everybody knows — he’s in Europe..." December 12

  • Giants have no plans to have Davis Webb play at QB this year

    Newsday "Eli Manning will start at quarterback for the Giants on Sunday with no blueprint to get rookie Davis Webb on the field or even in uniform during the final three games of the season. “I’m week by week and let’s win the next game,” interim head coach Steve Spagnuolo said Monday of his game plan..." December 12

  • Josh Gordon mocks Browns’ talent in Twitter spat

    New York Post "The Browns would prefer Josh Gordon talk a big game through his playing ability, not through 280 Twitter characters. Following the Browns’ 27-21 overtime loss Sunday to the Packers, wide receiver Gordon engaged in a social-media spat with Green Bay corner Damarious Randall. After the Green..." December 12

  • Jets' Todd Bowles tries to explain latest coaching blunder

    Newark Star-Ledger "Todd Bowles deserves credit for this year's Jets team. Talent wise, they're not very good. Yet Bowles has them playing their hearts out most weeks, and in most games. They've exceeded expectations. But that doesn't mean the third-year coach has been perfect. In Sunday's 23-0 loss to the..." December 12

  • Colts coach Chuck Pagano not focusing on job status

    Clutch Points "The Indianapolis Colts suffered their fourth-straight loss in Week 14 versus the Buffalo Bills and have since been officially ruled out of the playoffs. Needless to say, the 2017 NFL season has been a year-long struggle starting from the opening week. Now that the Colts have missed the playoffs..." December 12

  • NFL issues memo warning teams of 'significant' punishment for abuse of officials

    ESPN "The NFL warned its teams Monday that it will begin levying "significant discipline" to anyone engaging in offensive conduct or contact against game officials, responding to a series of incidents that had grown increasingly worrisome to the NFL Referees Association. The message was delivered..." December 12

  • Raiders’ Jack Del Rio: “We’ve got to man up.”

    San Jose Mercury News "Jack Del Rio wasn’t in the mood to dress up a pig. The Raiders coach saw the same thing everyone else saw in a 26-15 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, and wanted fans to know he’s more angry about it than they are. At the start of his weekly news conference Monday, Del Rio said: “Here’s what I..." December 12

  • Bill O’Brien expects C.J. Fiedorowicz back

    Houston Chronicle "Texans coach Bill O’Brien reiterated that he anticipates tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz returning for next season despite suffering three concussions this season and twice being placed on injured reserve. Fiedorowicz's California-based agent told The Chronicle that the former Iowa standout wants to..." December 12

  • Carson Wentz vows to come back “stronger than ever”

    Pro Football Talk "Carson Wentz admits he’s had a “tough” day after the medical staff confirmed he tore the ACL in his left knee during Sunday’s loss to the Rams. But in a video message he posted on social media, the Eagles quarterback said the injury will not “stop me” and vowed to return “stronger than..." December 11

  • Packers: No timeline for Aaron Rodgers return to the field

    Sportsnaut "The expectation over the past couple weeks was that Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers would be able to return from injured reserve when eligible. Out since Week 6 with a broken collarbone, that no longer seems to be imminent. According to Packers head coach Mike McCarthy, Rodgers..." December 11

  • 49ers want to sign Garoppolo to long term deal, per report

    247 Sports "The San Francisco 49ers have seen enough from quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo to be open to signing him to a long-term deal, reported Ian Rapoport of NFL Media on KNBR's Murph & Mac show Monday morning. Garoppolo is slated to become a free agent after the 2017 season, and the question surrounding..." December 11

  • Jaguars announce discipline for fans involved in Seahawks melee

    Larry Brown Sports "The Jacksonville Jaguars are coming down hard on those fans who were involved in throwing projectiles at Seattle Seahawks defensive lineman Quinton Jefferson. The team announced Monday that they have reviewed footage and spoken to fans and staff who witnessed the incident. Four individuals were..." December 11

  • No Seahawks players will be suspended for actions vs. Jaguars

    ESPN "No Seattle Seahawks players will be suspended for their actions at the end of Sunday's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, although the NFL is still reviewing the melee under the standard process, a league official told ESPN's Adam Schefter. The episode occurred during a heated finish to the..." December 11

  • Saints RB Alvin Kamara expects to play against Jets

    NFL.com "The most fascinating player on the Saints is angling to get back in the lineup sooner than later. Running back Alvin Kamara told reporters Monday he expects to be good to go for Sunday's home game against the New York Jets, per Josh Katzenstein of The Times-Picayune. Kamara suffered a..." December 11

  • Adam Vinatieri could lose out on $500,000 for trying to kick field goal in a blizzard

    CBS Sports "Adam Vinatieri is one of the best kickers in NFL history, but even he was no match for the blizzard that blew through Buffalo on Sunday. In the Colts' 13-7 loss to the Bills, Vinatieri missed multiple field goals (0 for 2) in a game for the first time since November 2012. In the first quarter,..." December 11

  • Why Mike Tirico's history of alleged sexual harassment hasn't led him to Matt Lauer's fate

    Chicago Tribune "Dylan Farrow wrote in the Los Angeles Times on Thursday that "we are in the midst of a revolution" but noted that "the revolution has been selective." She was talking about the sparing of Woody Allen, her adoptive father, whom she has long accused of sexually abusing her when she was a..." December 11

  • Jets QB Josh McCown Out For Season With Broken Left Hand

    NFL Trade Rumors "On Monday, Jets HC Todd Bowles announced that QB Josh McCown is out for season and will undergo surgery for a broken left hand, per Brian Costello. You can expect the Jets to place him on injured reserve in the coming days and add someone to their roster. Jets HC Todd Bowles announced..." December 11

  • Bears’ Zach Miller returns to Halas Hall after 8 surgeries in 6 weeks

    Chicago Sun-Times "Bears tight end Zach Miller had eight surgeries in a six-week span after dislocating his knee Oct. 29 against the Saints. He returned to Halas Hall on Monday, only a few days removed from being able to bend his left knee for the first time Friday. Amazingly, despite suffering an injury most..." December 11

  • Goodell: I pay for my plane use

    Pro Football Talk "NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has his new contract. However, he doesn’t have the free use of a private plane for life. Contrary to the much-ballyhooed claim from ESPN that Goodell wanted free private jet service until he goes wheels up (or down) for the last time, Goodell wanted only the..." December 11

  • Joe Thomas annihilates Quinton Jefferson for defending his actions during Jaguars game

    Sportsnaut "Seattle Seahawks defensive lineman Quinton Jefferson was ejected at the end of Sunday’s game in Jacksonville. On his way off the field, some unruly Jaguars fans threw things at him and taunted him, and if not for security guards holding the big man back, he would have been in the stands fighting..." December 11

  • Bill O’Brien admits he erred putting Tom Savage back in game

    Larry Brown Sports "The Houston Texans are coming under heavy criticism for their handling of quarterback Tom Savage’s head injury, and coach Bill O’Brien is taking full responsibility for it. O’Brien admitted Monday that had he seen the video of Savage seizing up on the ground after a big hit, he never would have..." December 11

  • Carson Wentz has torn ACL, done for season

    Philly Voice "The Philadelphia Eagles suffered their doomsday scenario on Sunday when Carson Wentz tore his ACL while trying to run for a touchdown against the Los Angeles Rams. Doug Pederson confirmed the tear in his day-after press conference Monday afternoon. Wentz was having an MVP-caliber season, as he..." December 11

  • Roger Goodell still denies Colin Kaepernick is being blackballed

    Sporting News "Roger Goodell is sticking to his guns. During his Monday appearance on CNBC, the NFL commissioner further denied that Colin Kaepernick is being blackballed by league owners and said the controversial quarterback is welcome to discuss his issues with the NFL whenever he'd like. "We've..." December 11

  • Texans coach Bill O'Brien expects to be back next season

    Houston Chronicle "Losses are piling up for the Texans, and there is speculation about Bill O’Brien’s job security, but he said today he wants to return for a fifth season. The Texans are 4-9, and O’Brien has his first losing record after three consecutive 9-7 finishes, including winning the AFC South for the..." December 11

  • ‘It’s just devastating’: Josh Norman vents about Chargers loss, his role in Redskins’ defense

    Washington Post "Josh Norman has had enough. Weeks of bitter losses, back-to-back blowouts and failed expectations have taken their toll on the Washington Redskins cornerback. And in the aftermath of another lopsided defeat, Norman couldn’t help but be blunt. This isn’t what he envisioned when he agreed to..." December 11

  • Texans planning to start T.J. Yates this week

    Pro Football Talk "The Houston Texans are preparing to start their third quarterback of the season on Sunday in Jacksonville. Texans coach Bill O’Brien said today that he’s expecting T.J. Yates to start in place of Tom Savage, who was injured in yesterday’s loss to the 49ers. Yates showed some promise in..." December 11

  • Cardinals GM Steve Keim: Team would like to have Blaine Gabbert back

    Arizona Sports "Blaine Gabbert made his fourth start for the Arizona Cardinals Sunday and helped the team to their sixth win of the season — a 12-7 slugfest over the Tennessee Titans at University of Phoenix Stadium. It wasn’t Gabbert’s best performance. He missed some throws, including one that looked like it..." December 11